Archive for September, 2015

Reducing Job Stress For Employees

Yesterday’s post was about increasing employee morale.  One of the biggest morale busters is “job stress.”  As a business owner or manager, if you can find ways to reduce job stress for your employees their morale is bound to go up. When the demands of a job and the efforts put in by the employee […]

Boosting Morale At Work

While we would like to think that most business owners care about employee morale, many do not. Employers often overlook this important aspect of workplace environment and then wonder why they have such a high turnover rate. What matters to many employers is employee “work output.” What is so amazing about this school of thought, […]

Get Inspired!

Randy Pausch (1960-2008) is one of my most favorite people who lived. I have learned so many life lessons from his “Last Lecture” book. If you have not heard of Randy, take the time to look him up, listen to the “Last Lecture” on YouTube, and read his book. You will be motivated and inspired […]

Managing Inadequate Employee Performance

Despite the efforts of a good manager, there are times when an employee’s performance falls below the acceptable line. When this happens it is important to address the issue sooner than later. Based on personal experience, I can tell you that this is true.  I have waited too long and it just makes the situation […]

The Four Pillars of Life

Playing the balancing game of life can be pretty difficult.  We want to give our all at work and at home.  If it were just these two areas that we needed to keep in balance it might not be so difficult. There are four areas in life that we need to keep in balance in […]

What Do You Want To Do New At Work?

Last week I was in Pittsburgh speaking at a Practice Management Seminar.  It is always so exciting to see people who want to learn more about how they can make their business or job position better. One of the difficult things about going to seminars is that you usually end up with a long list […]

Connecting Work and Home to Family

When my children were young I had the privilege of being a stay at home mom, until I became a working from home mom. Even with one parent at home, my children missed their father while he was at work. To make Dad’s going to work a more positive experience for them, here are a […]

Three Key Managerial Secrets

A common complaint among managers, no matter type of business they are in, is lack of employee cooperation to complete their job tasks. When I hear this from managers I will ask them “if this employee has been hired for a particular job, do they know and understand what that job is?”  If they say […]

Not Another Committee!

“To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent.” ~ Robert Copeland Being assigned to a committee at work or an organization that you belong to can be a scary thing. Often committees are not very successful at completing their goals because the people who […]

Making Time To Think

Putting off thinking about projects, deadlines or commitments can be very draining to your mind and cause you to become unproductive in other areas.  The reason for this is that your subconscious mind knows those things are there and not being dealt with yet. Take a few minutes during your most productive time of the […]