Archive for the ‘ Goal Management ’ Category

When The Unexpected Happens

When things come up unexpectedly that cause our plans to change it can cause an unpleasant response to say the least.  Depending on the circumstance that caused the change that response could range from an inconvenience to something frightening. No matter what the reason is it will take acceptance of it, in order to be […]

Maybe It Is Not The End…

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…. these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” ~ Confucius

Do You Only Work Hard When You Have To?

An interesting thing happened at the office the other day.  One of our staff members was going to be leaving on vacation the next day and had a lot of work to do before going.  We have been busy at work and a little short handed lately and I knew that each of us had […]

When You Cannot Reach Your Goals

Being optimistic as we develop and set out to achieve our goals, increases our chance of achieving them.  When the going gets tough a little positive self-talk can keep you moving toward your goal. I often refer to the story of “The Little Engine that Could” remembering how this little engine took on such a […]

Define Successful….

Last week I went into our local Subway Sandwich store to pick up breakfast sandwiches for the office team.  It was early in the morning and there was one woman working the whole store.  I gave her my order and as she was making it, I asked her what time she had to come into […]

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 […]

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 Do You See Yourself?

Far too often we allow how we see ourselves to be influenced by how others see us.  It may be difficult, but we need to put away what others may think and reach deep down inside of ourselves to pull out who we know we really are. That is what matters, that is what will […]

The Goal is What?

I was reading a supervisor’s guide by Skillpath Publications the other day and found some good advice in a chapter called “How to achieve goals and improve quality.” It stated that many companies have slogans throughout their building about “Doing it right the first time,” Strive to be error free,” and “Make customers loyal.” Posters […]