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What Do You Do With Stink Bombs?

Problems are bound to come up, if it is not today or tomorrow, you can pretty much guarantee that the day after you will be faced with some sort of problem either at home or work.  My good friend, Rem Jackson the CEO of Top Practices says that you can expect 2-3 big stink bombs […]

Is Your Over Demanding Job Worth It?

Recently, I had a conversation with a supervisor of an organization of about 300 people.  She was telling me that she has to work all of the time, even when she is at home in order to keep up with her work.  I asked her “How was that going for you?” and her reply was, […]

Are You Headed For Burnout?

Often we hear the expression “You need to have passion for your work.” That sounds absolutely wonderful, but it is important to first understand what passion really is. The actual definition of passions is; “A powerful emotion or feeling.”  When you know that,  then how do we apply it to what we do at our […]

Lack of Confidence At Work

There are three primary reasons that employee will lose motivation at work. Lack of Confidence Lack of Focus Lack of Direction Today, I want to talk about the first one, “Lack of Confidence.”  Recently, we hired a new employee and over the past couple of weeks I have seen where a lack of confidence in […]

3 Tips to Help You Express Your Frustrations At Work

Work isn’t always a happy place and if you are like most people, you probably get frustrated with your job every now and then.  At times, you may even feel like you have had enough and it is time to quit.  But you don’t.  What stops you from quitting? Is it that you realize jobs […]

Conflict Can Equal Progress In The Workplace

Conflict is bound to happen at work, but there are advantages to it.  Without conflict, nothing would change.  If you are dissatisfied with how a system works and someone else thinks it is okay, or if there were no conflict in opinion, there would not be a chance to improve the system and create a […]

Is Eye Contact Really That Important?

The other day I was conducting interviews for a new staff member and had an interesting experience with one of the candidates.  While asking some key questions the candidate would answer appropriately but would then shift her eyes away from mine. At first, I thought she was nervous, but this continued for several questions when […]

Are You a Giver?

I just re-read a great little book that left me inspired to continue to be a giver.  What is a giver?  I guess it depends on who you are, what it is that you do and if you have the desire to do it at a higher level. The book I’m referring to is called […]

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 […]

How Can Employees Produce More?

With so many different aspects to managing a business, managers and business owners have a hard time knowing what should come first in order to keep things running well.  An article on the Forbes website titled “The Open Secret to Motivating Employees” asked the following question of business owners; “Could a 5 minute interaction with […]