Archive for the ‘ Self-improvement ’ 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 […]

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 […]

Disengaged Management

Often, when I have conversations with people I will ask about their employment and how they like their job.  I usually hear one of two things; “I love my job, or I hate my job.”  There are times when I might hear, “My job is okay, I am glad I have one, but it is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Team Collaboration

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) […]

5 Positive Practices

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” ~ W. Clement Stone I’m sure we all have been around people with positive and negative attitudes.  Which do you prefer to hang out with? We […]