Archive for the ‘ Inspirational ’ 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Do Not Stop…Keep Moving Forward
We make decisions every day, from the moment we wake up to the time we go to sleep. Large or small, our decisions guide us throughout our life. Many decisions can be very stressful, especially if they are life-changing, such as a job change or large financial purchase. There are also difficult decisions we […]
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 […]
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) […]