Archive for the ‘ Team Work ’ Category

Creating a better workplace environment

Did you know that if you engage in huddles with your team about the plan for the day you’re more likely to achieve those goals? Starting or ending the day with a huddle helps everyone stay on the same page and increases morale.  Watch my short 1 minute video on the benefits of having day […]

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” […]

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, […]

A Pleasant Hiring Experience

Hiring new staff members is not one of my favorite things to do.  Why?  Because it costs money (lots of it), and if you make a wrong hiring choice you have lost time and more money for the organization.  But recently because of growth we have found our practice in need of hiring two new […]

Empowerment Comes From Within

Empowerment is a term regarding a business management style where managers give staff members the power to make certain decisions within boundaries. This is a definition of empowerment: Empowerment is the process of enabling or authorizing an employee to think, behave, and take action, and control work and decision-making in autonomous way with the job tasks that […]

Feeling Left Out When Change In The Workplace Happens

I was working with an office manager the other day and she happened to mention that she was struggling with a feeling of being left out of certain office changes that were happening in the business that she did not know about until after they were being implemented. Upon further questioning, she said that the […]

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.  […]

Really, I made a mistake?

What I made a mistake? Sometimes it is just hard to believe when you have made a mistake, especially when you know what you should have done. Mistakes just happen sometimes, even when we are trying our best and know what we should be doing. The truth is no one likes making mistakes at work.  […]

Are You Making The Connection?

“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude and that will either enable you to connect and win them over or it will alienate them from you.”  John Maxwell is one of my favorite writers and speakers.  This quote of his above is one that resonates with me.  Attitude is such a critical […]