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Managing Employees Poorly

Most medical professionals receive training in emergency first aid.  Not only do they receive training during school they need to receive continued training every 2-3 years by attending a course and taking a test to receive their emergency first aid card. Not much has changed in the course for years, but the need to have […]

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 […]

Be More Optimistic

If you asked 100 people if they would like to be happy at work what do you think they would say? I am sure they would love to be happy every day at work. I try to promote happiness each day at the office. If I had to work in a place or for people […]

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 […]

Business Core Values

The past few days I have been interviewing potential employees, I find this task to be a two-edged sword.  As a business owner you want to find the best employee for your business, yet you also want the employee to find the best employer they possibly can.  It needs to be a win-win to truly […]

Too Much or Too Little Work Causes Stress?

We often think that stress is related to having too much work to do.  I recently read that having too little to do at work also can trigger stress.  I know for myself when I am overloaded with job tasks that I can feel my blood pressure rise a bit and can become irritable by […]

Finding The Right Fit For The Job

Since our recent termination of an employee,  I am back combing through stacks of resumes and cover letters trying to pick out candidates for initial interviews. If you have ever had to do this process you know that it is very time consuming, especially with the high number of resumes due to job shortages. I […]

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 […]

#TBT: What Are You Going To Change This Summer?

Happy Thursday everyone! In honor of the fun hashtag Throw Back Thursday, I thought I’d share a post from a few summers back. Yes, it is clearly still winter, but these tips are all things we can do today- no matter the season. Summer has officially begun. Depending where you live it may be time […]