Archive for the ‘ Co-worker Problems ’ Category

Ask Why…

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” ~ Richard Branson People do not want to keep job-hopping until their find the “Perfect Company” to work for that would provide the three aspects described above, involving, fun, and creative. What they can do is start asking “why questions” […]

Unacceptable Behavior At Work

A couple of months ago I went to a conference and part of the requirement for managers in my state was to take a 2-hour course in Sexual Harassment and Workplace Harassment.  It was very informative and I had great information to take back to my staff for a meeting on these two topics. Our […]

An Ounce Of Prevention

Recently, our medical practice hired two new staff members.  These wonderful ladies have worked together in another practice for about one year so they know each other pretty well, which is helpful for them.  What is important is that we (those who have worked in our practice prior to our new hires) work at developing […]

Feeling Left Out When Change In The Workplace Happens

I was working with an office manager the other day and she happened to mention that she was struggling with a feeling of being left out of certain office changes that were happening in the business that she did not know about until after they were being implemented. Upon further questioning, she said that the […]

When You Ask Better Questions, You Will Get Better Answers

“When you ask better questions, you get better answers. This may seem like common sense, but common sense is rarely common practice. When we get clear on our purpose, we give ourselves the freedom to be more intentional, and consequently, we are able to show up for the situations that need us.” ~ Brendon Burchard […]

Working With Good Friends

Many workplaces discourage friendship bonding because they feel that employees will be more interested in talking with their friends rather than doing the tasks at work.  I have worked 23 years in our medical practice with my husband and yes, we have a great friendship.  We have been told that how we have fun and […]

10 Questions For Better Leadership

Running any type of business can be difficult. There are more things to think about and take care of then there are hours in our day.  Effective leadership is one of the necessary ingredients to make a business run more efficiently, smoothly and create a great work environment. What defines a good leader. Leading people […]

More Mindfulness Please

At a conference I spoke at over the weekend, one of the presented topics was about practicing mindfulness.  Far too often we become reactive instead of active when it comes to situations in our lives and the results tend to be more harmful than positive. One definition of Mindfulness is: “A mental state achieved by […]

We Work Together, We Are A Team

A common mistake business owners or managers make when bringing together a work team is that all team members will fit together and function well right away. This just is not so, each team player needs to first understand what his/her purpose is as an individual player before they can move into a team position.  […]

Really, I made a mistake?

What I made a mistake? Sometimes it is just hard to believe when you have made a mistake, especially when you know what you should have done. Mistakes just happen sometimes, even when we are trying our best and know what we should be doing. The truth is no one likes making mistakes at work.  […]