Archive for the ‘ Staff Motivation ’ Category

Creating Value In Employees

All employers want great employees. Yet it seems that a lot of the employers I speak to their number one issue is employee problems. What I find interesting is that I rarely hear employers talk about how great their employees are and it makes me wonder if the employees know what value they have in […]

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 […]

We Work Together, We Are A Team

A common mistake business owners or managers make when bringing together a work team is that all team members will fit together and function well right away. This just is not so, each team player needs to first understand what his/her purpose is as an individual player before they can move into a team position.  […]

Tell The Truth Always, My Mother Use To Say

You will never go wrong by telling what is right. Your reputation is based on your integrity and the ability for those you come in contact with to trust you. Although, telling the truth may be difficult at times and cause discomfort and pain, you will be respected for it in the long run. Once trust is […]

Creating A Well Functioning Team

Putting together a work team is not an easy task.  Just because we use the term “team” it doesn’t necessarily mean that the people in the group feel or work together as a team.  The making of a really well-functioning team takes time and trust, which does not happen right away.  Yet there has to […]

Pursuit Of Happiness

To feel good and thrive, researchers say that people need a 3:1 positivity ration.  That means we need to hear three positive statements for every negative statement. Having a positive attitude has been linked to mind-body-spirit benefits including: Greater creativity and increased intuition Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of stroke. Increased resilience and happiness […]

The Need For Customer Service Feedback

Having good employees should not be the exception, it should be the rule. Finding good employees is another blog post altogether, but you must find them if you want your company to have good reviews and customers that return and refer their family and friends. I had an interesting experience with a company that we […]

Hitting Your Target

I love this quote by Steve Jobs.  We can change more than we realize.  If you have something you feel deep down in your core being that needs to be changed, or be created, why not take the challenge to do it? You will never know what is possible unless you take the steps to […]

How Can Employees Produce More?

With so many different aspects to managing a business, managers and business owners have a hard time knowing what should come first in order to keep things running well.  An article on the Forbes website titled “The Open Secret to Motivating Employees” asked the following question of business owners; “Could a 5 minute interaction with […]

Focus On Small Things To Succeed

Ever since I was a child I have had a hatred for ants. For some reason just seeing them walking along in a line gives me a cold shiver up my spine and then I get the feeling that they are crawling all over me. It really is a terrible feeling and I will totally […]