Archive for the ‘ Motivational ’ Category

Choosing to be an “Value-Added” Employee

We may not think that we have many choices when it comes to going to work each day and the job that we do, but in-fact we have many choices. The first is our attitude in which we will do our job that day, it can vary throughout the day, but we always have the […]

When Was Your Shift Moment?

A few years ago I attended a conference at the Sofia Institute in South Carolina to hear Sue Monk Kidd (author of The Secret Life of Bees) and her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor, speak.  They are friends of my aunt which made it even more special and I had the opportunity to meet and talk […]

The Cracked Pot

“This is a great story to remind us that we are each unique and very special” A water bearer in China had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One pot had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered […]

Employee Morale, Do You Lift It or Drag It Down?

As a business owner, supervisor or manager you have the opportunity to set the tone each day for your employees/co-workers.  If you don’t know it, they are looking to you to do so. With continued surveys showing that employee morale is on a steady downward spiral we need to take a good look at what might be […]

Earn Respect During Times Of Conflict

“Respect cannot be bought or learned, it must be earned” We all know that people are as different as, well, bananas and oranges.  In the workplace more likely than not you are going to be working with many different types of fruit, or personality types. It would be great if we always could work with […]

Your #1 Marketing Tool, Customer Service

The number one item on the list of marketing and making a business grow is customer service.  If you have poor customer service in your place of business,  your bottom line will definitely show it. While it is not always easy to get the buy-in from all team members to give great customer service, it […]

The Cost of Unhealthly Employees

There is a big cost to a business when employees are ill or unhealthy.  There is lost production with absenteeism, but also when employees don’t feel well they are less productive which is even more costly because it take them longer to complete their job tasks.  When a task that may have taken 15 minutes […]

What Makes Employees Loyal?

In past generations it was very common for an employee to remain with one employer for his or her entire work life. These people were loyal to the companies that they worked for. They believed in what their company did and stood for. For this to happen today would be a rarity. Studies show that […]

A Good Night Sleep Makes for More Productive Employees

    We all know that if we do not get enough sleep on a work night that we will pay for it the next day.  Ask yourself this question; is it fair for an employer to pay for an employee who is suppose to give 100% that only gives 50% because they are sleep […]