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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]