Archive for June, 2015

May We Be So Lucky To Enjoy Our Job

I am always looking for the story and lesson to be learned in everyday life experiences.  I mentioned in my blog post “Customers Remember Good Service” that it seems like Taxi drivers make a good source for these great lessons, as told in this story below. My main point in posting this today is not […]

Essential Elements for a Functional Team

We have all heard the phrase “There is no I in team” over and over, but what does it really mean?  A team can only truly succeed if its players put others on the team ahead of themselves and thrive on the common purpose and performance of their goals. Being selfless and focused on the […]

Positive Confrontational Conversations

I recently had to have a talk with someone regarding over-stepping boundaries of  positions.  I wanted to avoid confrontation on this subject with this individual; because I knew that their heart was in the right place.  What they did not understand were the ramifications that they were causing by crossing over position boundary lines. Even […]

Unhappy at Work, Can You Survive?

“In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” -Warren Buffett You do not like your job, but you have no choice right now but to get up each morning and go there.  You may not be able to leave the job due to financial […]

Simplify and Succeed at Work

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.  A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. ~ Lao Tzu This quote says it all when it comes to setting goals and simplifying home and work life.  For myself, I know that I […]

A Great Work Environment Begins With The Basics

“It doesn’t matter what you say you believe – it only matters what you do.”      ~Robert Fulghum, Author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten To create a great work environment that all work members can thrive in we need to return to the basics that we were taught long […]

Connect With Humor At Work

“Connective humor” is the easiest and most effective form of workplace humor, according to Patt Schwab, Ph.D. It is not the humor of sitcoms and stand-up performances. In fact, it’s not really about joke telling as much as it is about finding and appreciating the lighter side of life and sharing it with others. Connective […]

Getting A Raise Out Of Your Employer

At the conference I lectured at last weekend, I had the opportunity to team up with two other lecturers and give a presentation titled “How to get a raise out of your employer.”  The attendees were very excited when we began, as they thought we were going to give them sure solutions on getting a […]

Just Make It Through The Day….

Happy Friday to you all.  We just have to make it until 5 o’clock and we can begin enjoying our weekend. What could happen between now and then?  Just take it easy and it will be here before you know it.  Enjoy the day!

Shine Your Light

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”         ~ Marianne Williamson