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Reversing Negative Momentum

The other day, I wrote about defining successful and how this is an individual experience.  Even though each person needs to define what success is to themselves, many have a hard time doing that.  They are stuck because of someone or something.  They can never see themselves being successful at anything. My blogging friend, Kristen Barton Cuthriell, […]

Workplace Culture Is Not Created Overnight

In my consulting business I often encounter business owners who think running a business, developing a company culture, hiring the right people, making them happy and productive should be an easy task. What is wrong with this picture? All of the above take time and effort and then more time and effort just to begin […]

Focus On Small Things To Succeed

Ever since I was a child I have had a hatred for ants. For some reason just seeing them walking along in a line gives me a cold shiver up my spine and then I get the feeling that they are crawling all over me. It really is a terrible feeling and I will totally […]

Can You Find Passion At A Job You Hate?

The time you spend at your work may be the least favorite part of your day, but it doesn’t have to stay that way.  If you are working a job that you have come to dislike there may a be a few things you can do to turn that around according the article that appeared […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can H2O Improve The Moods At The Office?

Have you ever notice that certain co-worker’s moods are not quite so jovial? Check out what they drink during the day.  Proper hydration can play a big part in our mood. Recent research in France showed habitual high-volume H2O consumption (8-10 glasses a day) led to a better mood and a significant decrease in fatigue and […]

Making Your Life Happy

Since life is short, and it is. I enjoy looking for ideas and tips to make my life and those I encounter a bit better each day. When I read the article below by Martha Beck for the “O Magazine” titled “10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn.”  It caught my eye because I wondered if […]

Managers Manage Systems, Not People

Many times business owners will become upset because the “manager” has not been able to manage their people as had been expected. Far too often the business owner fails to understand the manager does not manage people, they manage processes and systems for doing the tasks that need to be done by the people. The real […]