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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.  […]

Are You Making The Connection?

“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude and that will either enable you to connect and win them over or it will alienate them from you.”  John Maxwell is one of my favorite writers and speakers.  This quote of his above is one that resonates with me.  Attitude is such a critical […]

What Type Of Team Do You Work On?

Team meetings or huddles are very important in keeping everyone on the team connected together.  Often times what happens is only one person (whoever is leading the meeting) is the only one who gives input or direction during these meetings so in reality many of the team members can feel disconnected. It is important that […]

Creating A Well Functioning Team

Putting together a work team is not an easy task.  Just because we use the term “team” it doesn’t necessarily mean that the people in the group feel or work together as a team.  The making of a really well-functioning team takes time and trust, which does not happen right away.  Yet there has to […]

Does My Employee Have The Job Flu?

Employees can feel down at work and show signs of disinterest.  It happens for many reasons, some are temporary and are caused by external problems and work is difficult because life is difficult at that time.  They come to work, but they act like they are suffering from an illness. It is when it is truly […]