Archive for February, 2015

How To Leave A Job On Good Terms

In generations past people would get a job and may stay with the same employer for their whole life.  This is not likely to happen today. According to an article on  the average person changes jobs ten to fifteen times (with an average of 11 job changes) during his or her career, which means a […]

The “Be Prepared” Management Style

In our office yesterday we had a patient who works in upper level management with a sales and marketing firm.  He shared about his recent experience at a management meeting in Japan.  He said that the management approach that was talked about was to always be ready to meet your customer. He said they likened […]

Workplace Confrontations

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock the stream always wins.  Not through strength, but through persistence.” ~ Unknown When confrontation in the workplace used to happen I would get very upset and flustered which hindered my communication.  I would stammer, stumble and shake and it made matters worse.  Some confronters are very […]

Managers Grow Your Teammates

One of the biggest issues that managers face is the lack of time to complete all of the tasks that are required of them.  One of the hardest things for a manager to do is to delegate some of their jobs tasks to other team members. Why do you think that delegating some of their […]

Don’t Rob From Your Employer

Often managers find it difficult to deal with discipline when it comes to staff members not doing their job tasks completely or on time. It may be because the manager has a hard time confronting employees or maybe the manager thinks it is just a bad day for the employee and next time they will […]

What Is Your Standard Today?

What standard will you set for yourself today? Everyone has the choice to choose and although you may start out with goal a in mind something may come up and change it in a moments notice. The trick is to catch the change quickly and do what it takes to regroup, redirect and get back […]

Poor Ethical Decision Making

Issues in the workplace that question ethical standards cause disruption and possible division of the parties involved.  People often think that ethical standards are based on whatever feels right to do at the time. When challenged about ethical standards people can feel backed into a corner and they begin what is called “creative labeling” or […]

Small Change Big Reaction

The office was in need of a little updating and the new office manager thought it would be great to surprise his staff by purchasing new desk organizers and fixing up their workspaces over the weekend. Making a special trip to the office supply store he was excited about picking out items that he thought would make […]

You Can Take The Pressure

      “The only difference between a diamond and a lump of coal is that the diamond had a little more pressure put on it.” ~ Unknown Whenever I think that a situation may just be too much I try to remember that each situation is changing me little by little and the final […]

Team Work Is Great When It Works

Team work is great when it works, but what do you do when one team member decides that they want to change the plays of the game with no warning? Imagine watching a pro-football game and the quarterback calls the play, the team gets set and then the quarterback steps back to throw the ball […]