Archive for the ‘ Self-motivation ’ 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Make Great Stories For Others To Tell

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak at a virtual seminar on Customer Care Opportunities, or in my case Patient Care Opportunities. My point was to let the attendees know that they have care opportunities all day long with the people with whom they serve, their patients. These are the same opportunities anyone has when […]

The Ghost Of Christmas Past, A Management Lesson

For the past two weeks, I have been teaching in our Virtual Practice Management membership group lessons we can learn from the story “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, that can make us better managers or business owners. This week we took a look at the chapter in which Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the […]

Don’t Lose It..

During difficult times it is easy to lose our sense of humor, but it is during these times that we really need it. Humor can lift our spirit and allow us to lift others. A good belly laugh allows us to take in oxygen which stimulates our heart, lungs, and muscles. It also increases endorphins […]