Archive for the ‘ Self-improvement ’ Category

Is Your Workplace A Bit Stressful?

Working in the Healthcare Industry, it is common for physicians and their staff to become stressed in everyday situations in the practice.  Taking care of others can be as demanding as it is rewarding.  Often when stress is not addressed it can turn into burnout without even realizing it. According to a survey done by […]

How Is Your Likeability?

We have all had encounters with businesses that we wondered “how do they keep their doors open?” They had either bad employees, made it hard to do business with them, or their service from A-Z was very poor. We have also worked in businesses where we have encountered business owners, managers, or co-workers that were […]

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 […]

The Right Words Have Power

  The role of the office manager is multifaceted and whether you have a staff of one or fifty, one of the most important qualities that need to be evident in your skillset for your staff to respond in a positive way is how you communicate.  I believe that communication is an ongoing skill that […]

Spelling Out Good Performance

This is a great story I heard over a decade ago, but continue to use it when I speak at conferences to drive the point of delivering great service consistently. “Imagine that your company picks up the tab for you to eat lunch at a particular restaurant every day (that does take some imagination!) Now, […]

Choose The Monday Happy Challenge

“Monday, Monday, so good to me Monday mornin’, it was all I hoped it would be….” Happy Monday to you all! Do you know if you asked 100 people if they are happy to go to work Monday morning you would probably get a 50/50 answer between yes and no? We all would love to […]

What To Think And Ask Before Taking Any Job

When you are in the job search arena and desperately in need of landing a job it is hard to take the time to ask the right questions to make sure when offered a position that it is the right fit for you. Since I am on the other side of this and am the […]

Lack Of Sleep, Lack Of Productivity

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Preventions survey, 40% of Americans get less than the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep each night.  In fact, these people overall get approximately 6 hours or less of sleep a night. Medical studies relate a lack of sleep to various health problems, such as heart disease, strokes, […]

Taking Life As It Comes

I have been doing some work on gaining clarity in some areas of my life lately and I remembered an interesting conversation I once had with a gentleman who was having difficulties reaching his business and personal goals.  During the conversation, I asked how he plans for his day, week, month.  I wanted to know […]