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Are You Having Fun Yet?

Our work lives can be so stressful on a daily basis and we all know that stress is very harmful to our physical and mental wellbeing.  My workplace is no different, especially recently with some corporate changes.  One thing that I am trying to remember throughout the day is to have fun.  Now, maybe what […]

3 Key Attributes Of A Great Employee

I have managed a medical practice for 22 years now and I am always grateful for employees that have that desire to be the best they can be each day.  The way I think is ‘why come to work if you are not going to bring your best you to perform?’  No employer wants to […]

Be Kind To Yourself And Have A Plan

Happy New Year! It is that time of year again when many people make commitments for change in their lives.  It is estimated that 80% of New Year’s resolutions are broken by February. The problem is once a person fails to keep their resolution they quit instead of starting again until they are successful. It […]

A Work Ethic Lesson I Learned From My Mother

I posted this blog several years ago and was reminded of the lesson I learned from my mother as I began training a new employee last week.  It is important that we develop good training systems and programs in our workplace to not only make the business run better but to teach valuable work standards […]

Are We Doomed To Keep Making The Same Mistakes?

As I was reading Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carole” the other day and I realized that there were many lessons to be learned from dear old Ebenezer Scrooge.  Far too often we get stuck thinking about the mistakes we have made in the past, so much, that our present is spent dwelling in grief, excuses […]

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 […]

I’m So Tired….

I can’t tell you how many people I talk to who tell me that they have sleep problems.  Either they can’t fall asleep or once they fall asleep they wake up and cannot go back to sleep.  This can be such a vicious cycle which leads to exhaustion and stress.  It also leads to poor […]

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, […]

The Need For Customer Service Feedback

Having good employees should not be the exception, it should be the rule. Finding good employees is another blog post altogether, but you must find them if you want your company to have good reviews and customers that return and refer their family and friends. I had an interesting experience with a company that we […]

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 […]