Archive for the ‘ Business Improvement ’ Category

Thinking Positive to Find Solutions

Metaphysical theorists will tell you that whatever you focus on is the thing that expands. If we think about this and apply it to negative or difficult situations that come up at work, we then are expanding the negative. If we choose to focus on what we do right and what great systems we have […]

5 Tips For Clearer Communication At Work

As a business owner or manager have you struggled when you need to ask questions to your staff about their work task progress because you do not want to cause an employee to be on the defense? Or do you ever wonder if your staff understand the instructions that they are being given and possibly […]

Disengaged Management

Often, when I have conversations with people I will ask about their employment and how they like their job.  I usually hear one of two things; “I love my job, or I hate my job.”  There are times when I might hear, “My job is okay, I am glad I have one, but it is […]

Looking To Get The Best From Your Employees?

If you are a business owner or manager and have people who work for you in your business you have probably asked yourself more than once, “How can I get the best out of my employees when they are at work?”  I hear this question often when working or speaking with business owners. All business […]

Do Your Employees Know The Businesses Vision?

A few years ago a colleague sent me a link to an article on the Forbes website called “Top Ten Reasons Why Large Companies Fail to Keep Their Best Talent.” I found this recently and read it again. As I read through the 10 reasons, I clearly understood that the reasons they gave not only […]

Poor Management vs Poor Employee

If I asked 100 business owners and their managers what is one of the most difficult issues that they face in running a business I am pretty sure that 99.9% of them would say hiring good employees. Have you ever thought that you had hired the right employee for the job only to find out […]

Keeping Work Standards High

Are you having a bad day at work? We all have had them, and when we do, our performance is less than the standard. We know this and because we are ethical and hold high standards for ourselves, we make sure the next day we pick it up and get back on top of our […]

Team Death, Dread and Doom

As a business owner or manager how aware are you of your team members workloads, possible dilemmas, or the stress that goes with them?  Many times, as managers or business owners we are so focused with our own workload that we fail to see when others need a helping hand.  Oftentimes your staff will not […]

The Stories Our Customers Will Tell

Whether you work in a medical office, grocery store, or restaurant, if the business’ main purpose is to provide a service or product to people then you have customers.  Customers are the lifeline of any business as without them the business does not exist. It is the customer service they receive that can make the […]

Team Collaboration

Working with a team of people can be a challenge, especially if you have a hard time listening to your teammates and considering their problems and solutions if they differ from your opinion. We do not have a lot of scheduled team meetings at our office because we have a morning huddle each day. At […]