Archive for the ‘ Communication ’ Category
Getting Others To Contribute
What inspires employees to think about what they can do to contribute to the overall success of the business? Of course, there are probably many different answers, but I personally think one of the key elements for this to happen is to be led by someone who is doing their best at what they need […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Are You A Leader Worth Following?
A leadership role is not given to someone, it is something that they earn and are called to fulfill. In the workplace many times this is done in reverse. Someone is promoted or hired on to be a manager, supervisor, or director and yet they have never held such a role (or had any training) […]
Making Communication Clearer
There have been times when my employer will ask me what a certain employee does because something has given him reason to wonder and he figures I should know since I’m the manager. If I do not know, which I may not at that very moment, he will wonder why. Ask any manager and they […]
We Are The Sum Of Our Actions
“We must remember we are not the sum of our intentions but of our actions.” ― Brendon Burchard As you encounter others today whether it be a work, or otherwise, remember that you are what your actions speak. Far too often we forget that as humans we hear with our eyes. It is what we […]
Does Your Team Know It’s Purpose?
When working with a group of people it can be difficult to get everyone on the same boat and rowing in the same direction at the same time. Often this is due to a lack of leadership with a passion for what they do and a clear understanding of what the purpose of the team […]