Archive for the ‘ Leadership ’ Category

What Type Of Team Do You Work On?

Team meetings or huddles are very important in keeping everyone on the team connected together.  Often times what happens is only one person (whoever is leading the meeting) is the only one who gives input or direction during these meetings so in reality many of the team members can feel disconnected. It is important that […]

Tell The Truth Always, My Mother Use To Say

You will never go wrong by telling what is right. Your reputation is based on your integrity and the ability for those you come in contact with to trust you. Although, telling the truth may be difficult at times and cause discomfort and pain, you will be respected for it in the long run. Once trust is […]

Perspective….

“There is never just one way to look at something – there are always different perspectives, meanings, and perceptions, depending on who is looking.”  The Blind Men and The Elephant Six blind men were discussing exactly what they believed an elephant to be, since each had heard how strange the creature was, yet none had […]

What Do You Need To Dangle To Motivate Employees?

If you are a business owner or manager and have people who work for your business, you have probably ask yourself more than once, “How can I motivate my employees when they are at work?”  I have the opportunity to speak to small business owners often and I have found that this is one of […]

Creating A Well Functioning Team

Putting together a work team is not an easy task.  Just because we use the term “team” it doesn’t necessarily mean that the people in the group feel or work together as a team.  The making of a really well-functioning team takes time and trust, which does not happen right away.  Yet there has to […]

How Can I Do More With My Time?

I was at a conference this past weekend talking with office managers and the conversation turned to time management and the struggles with getting things done in the time allotted.  Ultimately, taking action on managing your time is what needs to happen in order to master it. I am sure I am not the only […]

Thank You For Your Efforts

Changes at work can be challenging to say the least.  For the most part employees like knowing what they need to do each day and how to get it done correctly.  When restructuring job tasks are necessary due to growth, or better methods of keeping the people who do the tasks involved in the process […]

Putting People In their Place

Why is it that so often when someone does something that we do not like or agree with we think that we should correct them?  Do we really know all of the “correct” answers and think others should think or do what we say?  Maybe we should take Jay’s advice and put ourselves in their […]

Pursuit Of Happiness

To feel good and thrive, researchers say that people need a 3:1 positivity ration.  That means we need to hear three positive statements for every negative statement. Having a positive attitude has been linked to mind-body-spirit benefits including: Greater creativity and increased intuition Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of stroke. Increased resilience and happiness […]

9 Key Ingredients For A Successful Work Team

Many times clients will tell me how hard it is to get their people to become a functional team.  I have found that in many cases managers or team leaders think that it should be easy (especially if this is their first try at putting a team together).  Creating any type of team takes time, […]