Archive for December, 2017

Lessons from Disney – Throw Back Thursday

Happy Thursday to you all!  Last year when I was at the Disney Hotel to present at one of the largest Podiatric Medical Conferences in the U.S. ,  I shared with you some lessons from Walt Disney.  I thought it would be great to revisit a lesson or two again this year.  I hope you enjoy […]

How To Communicate Expectations With Employees

“What if, and I know this sounds kooky, we decided to communicate with the employees.” Employers, supervisors and managers will often communicate with their staff members as they would with their friends, very casually.  This may not be the most effective way of communicating with those that you work with, as they need a more […]

Coworker Misunderstandings

Occasionally having a misunderstanding with your coworker can happen with only one of you realizing that something went wrong.  Our time is so demanding and we rush around having multiple things on our minds. Something is said as one person passes by another, never intending for it to be taken seriously, but who knows where […]

You Can’t Quit

Whether you want to accomplish something in your personal or professional life, you will always come across roadblocks along the way.  Many times when we hit one of these blocks we feel that possibly we are headed in the wrong direction. Although that could be true, more times than not, it is just a setback […]

What Price Are You Willing To Pay?

  What one simple, single, easy-to-do activity can you do, day in and day out, that will have the greatest impact on your health; your personal development; your relationships; your finances; and your life itself? Examine what they mean to you and where your dreams lie in each; and then lay out for yourself your […]

Terminating Employees Is Never Fun

Recently I had to terminate a couple of employees. This is definitely not my favorite managerial task to do. When I was a younger manager and had to do this task I would get very upset and flustered, which hindered my communication.  I worried that there would be confrontation and I would be nervous, which […]

Beating The Monday Blues

I recently read a great article on the Forbes website about beating the Monday blues. International author and speaker on happiness at work, Alexander Kjerulf, states that the Monday blues are so prevalent that they have become a cultural phenomenon.  He said because of this it makes the blues easy to laugh off as “this […]