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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 […]

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 […]

#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 […]

How To Communicate Expectations With Employees

“What if, and I know this sounds kooky, we decided to communicate with the employees.” Employers, supervisors and managers will often communicate with their staff members as they would with their friends, very casually.  This may not be the most effective way of communicating with those that you work with, as they need a more […]

Terminating Employees Is Never Fun

Recently I had to terminate a couple of employees. This is definitely not my favorite managerial task to do. When I was a younger manager and had to do this task I would get very upset and flustered, which hindered my communication.  I worried that there would be confrontation and I would be nervous, which […]

Maximizing Your Potential

In my consulting practice I have the pleasure to mentor managers. The goal is to increase their strengths, understand their weakness and maximize their overall potential as a manager. There are three key areas that a manager needs to diligently work on if they truly wish to maximize their potential as a manager in the […]

Become Resilient

During challenging and difficult times at work when changes are taking place and there is uncertainty of how things will end up, we can allow ourselves to become uptight and stressed. What we really need to do is to become resilient. Since Veterans Day is near I began thinking about the soldiers who fight for […]

Managers Manage Systems, Not People

Many times business owners will become upset because the “manager” has not been able to manage their people as had been expected. Far too often the business owner fails to understand the manager does not manage people, they manage processes and systems for doing the tasks that need to be done by the people. The real […]

A Few Points About Salaries

In helping physicians during their hunt for a new hire the subject of salary always arises.  I find it interesting that 80% of the time the employer wants to hire someone who will do an excellent job, but they want to pay them lower than the going rate.  When I ask them why? they usually […]

When You Don’t Fit In At Work

Workplace culture can be quite interesting.  You may fit in very well, or you may not.  Then there are some who do not want to fit in no matter what. What happens if you like your job, but don’t fit in with the culture? Maybe the workplace culture is pretty chummy, and co-workers go out […]