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EP12 – Recognizing and surviving b.s. in the workplace

Co-workers & fiction authors of B.S. Incorporated, Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss, talk with Kristen Prinz about recognizing and surviving b.s. in the workplace

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EP11 - The no a-hole policy and building trust as a team with Gary Kaplan and Kristen Prinz

Gary Kaplan of XL Group talks about building trust as a team, the no asshole policy & interviewing tips to filter for team players

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EP10 - “We are human beings, not human doings” – Elene Cafasso

Listen in as Elene touches over horror stories of corporate culture, and “leaders behaving badly”. Elene explains how underlining beliefs could be a contributing factor, a few questions to ask yourself along with improvement techniques, such as The Alphabet Model.

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EP 9 - Lessons in Leadership and Detoxing the Workplace with Ana Dutra

Ana Dutra, CEO of the Executive’s Club of Chicago and author of Lessons in LeadershiT, Detoxing the Workplace, talks with Kristen about the leadership lessons she’s learned, how to detox your workplace, and how to spot and survive a toxic boss.

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EP 8 - Horror Stories and Lessons Learned – Employee Benefits – with Jennifer Kobayashi

Kristen Prinz & Jennifer Kobayashi discus the horror stories and lessons learned about employee benefits, employer benefit options and more!

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EP 7 - Chicago Bears, workplace nitwits, workers comp. and more!

Kristen Prinz of the Prinz law Firm discusses workers compensation, Chicago Bears, workplace nitwits and more with Richard Gordon of the Gordon Law Firm.

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EP 6 - How to SPOT and REMOVE workplace bullies! – Renee Beckman

Kristen and Renee Beckman discuss bullies in the workplace, how to spot them and how to remove them.

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EP 5 - Are you poisoning your own talent pool?

Kristen Prinz interviews Amit Bindra and explores the toxicity an employer may influence within their own company. Are you poisoning your own talent pool?

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EP 4 - Debbie Bridges talks toxic employees and how the poison can spread

Kristen Prinz interviews Debbie Bridges entrepreneur, business relationship consultant, founder and independent owner of Bridges Court Reporting. This week’s subject will touch on toxic employees and how the poison spreads throughout the entire company

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EP 3 - Kristen Prinz conducts an Exit Interview with her Firm’s resigning office manager

In this episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler“: Employee & Employer Break Up – Feedback from your resigning employees – Influence – Empowering Employees Exit Interviews – This is the great way to get harsh feedback from your employees as they exit the company. This episode is an actual exit interview between Kristen Prinz and Olga Perez, Office Manager for The Prinz Law Firm.

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EP 2 - Emily Lonigro of LimeRed Studio – Empowering employees and building a Certified B Corp

In this episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler“: Hiring the perfect match – Empowering employees – Letting go Certified B Corp Kristen Prinz interviews Emily Lonigro, president and owner of LimeRed Studio, a UX Agency that is both B Corp. & WBE certified. Emily touches on her journey of empowering her employees and building a Certified B Corp company culture. Emily gives tips to Hire a perfect match, personality test and so much more!

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EP 1 - Introduction to Tales from Around the Water Cooler

In this episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler“: Intro to Podcast – Kristen Prinz – the Prinz Law Firm – Kristen and Amit discuss their background The Tales from Around the Water Cooler Podcast was inspired by both experience working with employees/employers in a professional capacity as a business law firm as well as our personal experience as entrepreneurs hiring/firing employees. This podcast was designed to be both educational and entertaining. Please leave us feedback or ask questions if you have a employer/employee horror story you would like to share!

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