Archive for the ‘ Team Work ’ Category

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, […]

You Need To Listen To Solve The Problem

When I was at a conference a couple of months ago a Malpractice Attorney was speaking on how to handle problems with patients or clients to keep them from escalating and becoming serious issues.  She said that most problems can be solved if we would just take the time to ask questions and then listen […]

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 […]

Focus On Small Things To Succeed

Ever since I was a child I have had a hatred for ants. For some reason just seeing them walking along in a line gives me a cold shiver up my spine and then I get the feeling that they are crawling all over me. It really is a terrible feeling and I will totally […]

Lessons from Disney – Throw Back Thursday

Happy Thursday to you all!  Last year when I was at the Disney Hotel to present at one of the largest Podiatric Medical Conferences in the U.S. ,  I shared with you some lessons from Walt Disney.  I thought it would be great to revisit a lesson or two again this year.  I hope you enjoy […]

Regenerate Spirit At Work

“Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier.” ~ Barbara Glanz Today, I want to give you some tools to help create an environment where employers, employees and their customers can enjoy and thrive in. If you have not read any of the books by Barbara Glanz, you will want […]

If it is not fun, you’re wasting your life

“There is no reason that work has to be suffused with seriousness…Professionalism can be worn lightly.  Fun is a stimulant to people.  They enjoy their work more and work more productively.” ~ Herb Kelleher, CEO, Southwest Airlines I am a firm believer that levity at work is one of most important ingredients necessary in creating […]

Who Do You Want To Hire?

We have just hired a new employee at our practice. She is just what the “doctor” ordered (appropriate, I work in a medical office). Actually, she was the only person that I interviewed for the position, which I am sure you may find unusual, but I will tell you why. When I place an ad […]

What? Another Meeting?

In Verne Harnish’s book “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” he states that successful businesses have daily meetings for 5-15 minutes, which he calls huddles. He states by having these huddles you can actually save time because you are focusing on what is happening that day.  There are only three questions covered at this meeting and they […]