Archive for January, 2015

Becoming An Inspiring Manager

I was talking with a gentleman the other day from a local business and he told me that he wished his manager would see the good things that he and the other staff members did instead of always telling them what more they needed to do. He said that he had never heard his manager […]

Handling Favoritism In the Workplace

At one time or another most people  in the work force have felt like a boss has liked someone better than them at work.  Maybe it was just the way they talked to another person or possibly they actually did play favorites in the office. At a conference that I was lecturing at I happened […]

Not Reaching Your Goals, What’s Holding You Back?

This is my Boston Terrier Bella, and yes she is up in a very large oak tree in our back yard.  Terriers love to hunt rats, squirrels and such and we have squirrels in our back yard that hop from one tree to the next and they drive Bella crazy. She would run around on […]

Does Your Personality Cause Issues At Work?

Most of the time we tend to think that “we, ourselves” are okay.  Or maybe I should put it “we usually think that we are an okay person and act in an okay way when around others at work.” We tend to forget about our personality “quirks” for the most part because they are just […]

Not Giving In To A Stressful Day

“Monday Monday, can’t trust that day, Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be” Oh yeah, I could just hear the Mamas and the Papas singing that song around ten o’clock yesterday morning in my head. It was just one of […]

Does Your Job Bring You Pleasure?

If you have ever made a major purchase you probably have experienced “pride of ownership.”  It is that great feeling you have after making a purchase like a home, car, computer or anything that you have put a lot of thought and time in making the decision to get it. When I purchased my first […]

3 Qualities Employers Look For

I was talking to an employer recently about hiring, firing and what goes on in between the two and asked him “what makes a good employee to you?” He did not even have to think twice about it, his immediate response was the following three points; 1. Someone who anticipates needs. 2. Self-motivated. 3. Core […]

Learning to Understand Your Motivation

How many times have you said to yourself, I would really like to do, or If only I could, then things would be different? If you are like 99% of the world’s population you have said it at least a couple of times (and probably a whole lot more).  What is it that stops us […]

Giving New Employees A Positive Start

Hiring a new employee is always a bit scary, but now that you have chosen the candidate that you want to bring onto your office team, you want to make sure that things get started on the right foot. Bringing a new hire on board can not only be exciting, but also very scary for […]

Reward Great Service

Are you the kind of person when you find a business that you think is great that you share the experience with others? I am, especially if the business has the WOW factor going on and the people who work there excel in the service they give. You can just tell when it is the […]