Archive for July, 2016

Are You A Team Player?

Team Player:  “One who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust” ~ Unknown Would your co-workers say that describes you?

It Is Almost Here…

My Manager Needs to…

When I lecture at conferences I have the opportunity to speak with medical staff personnel.  The most popular topic that comes up is problems with their office manager or department supervisor. It is hard for me to believe that so many managers and supervisors are failing at their position and not meeting their staff’s expectations. […]

The Bigger Question is…

It’s Friday and as I look back over the week I feel pretty good about my accomplishments. I caught up on my work, read a little bit and was able to find time to get my blog posts done. One thing that I began again this week was getting up before dawn and getting to […]

Colliding Coworkers

I have said it many times before today, when you are working with people you will always have people problems.  There is just no getting around it.  If it is not personalities that “rub” then it will be  work styles, general attitude or beliefs. We are humans and we are different, this is a wonderful […]

Are Your Goals Stuck?

Many times we have the desire to achieve something, but for one reason or another it seems like we never get to it.  It just seems to sit there waiting…and waiting..and our frustration builds because we get stuck.  There are a few things on my goal list that seem to have fallen into this pattern. […]

The Necessity of a Good Job Description

Are job descriptions necessary? This is a good question, and for many places of business none exist. How many jobs can you think of that have more steps than making widgets on a manufacturing line? It might be okay to not have a detailed job description if the job tasks are very few; “take peg […]

Independence Day

Today is Independence Day here in the U.S., commonly known as the 4th of July. It is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. People here in the U.S. celebrate today with parties, barbeques, fun and games. The evening […]