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Can H2O Improve The Moods At The Office?

Have you ever notice that certain co-worker’s moods are not quite so jovial? Check out what they drink during the day.  Proper hydration can play a big part in our mood. Recent research in France showed habitual high-volume H2O consumption (8-10 glasses a day) led to a better mood and a significant decrease in fatigue and […]

Making Your Life Happy

Since life is short, and it is. I enjoy looking for ideas and tips to make my life and those I encounter a bit better each day. When I read the article below by Martha Beck for the “O Magazine” titled “10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn.”  It caught my eye because I wondered if […]

Managers Manage Systems, Not People

Many times business owners will become upset because the “manager” has not been able to manage their people as had been expected. Far too often the business owner fails to understand the manager does not manage people, they manage processes and systems for doing the tasks that need to be done by the people. The real […]

Tips For The Writer

I was listening to some older recordings by Jeff Herring “The article guy” and came across some good information for those that write articles or blogs. Jeff said a couple of things about being a writer that jumped out at me and I thought I would share them with you. First, he said writers need to be […]

The Qualities Of A Great Leader

I found a great article on the Forbes site titled 10 qualities that make a great leader, and I really enjoyed reading it.  It listed the 10 qualities and then had a small blurb about the quality.  The 10 qualities did not surprise me at all, in fact, they are ones that you would automatically think […]

Have You Witnessed Desk Rage?

I had a conversation last week with a manager who is quite stressed by her employer.  She likes her job duties and the people she works with.  She also thinks her employer is a wonderful person and she respects him. However, he  is a “high stress, high demand” person and this young manager is allowing […]

Handling When You Are Misunderstood

In a recent conversation I found out that I had been misunderstood on an issue at work.  I am not sure how this happened, but I will try to find out, as misunderstandings can cause unforeseen issues in the future. I am always surprised when I find that I have been misunderstood.  I guess that […]

It’s Their Fault….The Blame Game

“Don’t find fault, find remedy.” ~ Henry Ford Have you ever worked with a blamer?  Or maybe you live with one.  This type of personality is very difficult to deal with, because they truly believe that someone else is always to blame. I recently had the “opportunity” to work with a blamer.  I say “opportunity” […]

Team Building Strategies

Great workplace teams do not just happen even when you have hired the best people to be on the team.  Great teams are built over time.  It takes the people on the team time to get to know and trust each other.  They need to be able to understand who each team member is and […]

Called to Leadership?

Yesterday Trevor Nagle, ABD, on his blog Leadership Musings of a Skeptical Positivist, had a great article regarding leadership.  (I have posted the link below to his blog) Trevor addresses how a person who is a “Producer” at work can be mistaken as one who is called to be a “Leader.”  This actually happens often […]