When At Work Try To Have Fun

When At Work Try To Have Fun

Work should be fun and also work.  One tradition our office has is going all out for the Holidays.  Halloween is a big one for us and the staff gets to pick the theme and the doctor’s costume without him knowing.  For the past 16 years we have dressed our 6′ 4″ doctor up as … Continue reading

If It Costs You Nothing…Give Them Away!

If It Costs You Nothing…Give Them Away!

  Happy Wednesday to you all!  I challenge each of you to give away at least 25 smiles today and see what you get in return.  Smiling costs us nothing, yet it fills our heart with gladness and joy, not to mention what it give those we share them with :)

Have You Entered The Gray Zone?

Have You Entered The Gray Zone?

Have you ever done something at work that might be considered in a gray zone?  Possibly doing something not totally wrong, but not really what is expected of you? If we were really honest we probably would find that we have done things that fall into this category more often than we think.  Here are … Continue reading

A Manager’s Vacation Dread

A Manager’s Vacation Dread

Recently I was gone from the office for a couple of weeks on vacation.  Going on vacation can be a double-edged sword.  You really want to go and have a great time and not think about work (which is what a vacation is for), yet as the vacation draws to a close you dread going … Continue reading

Developing Good Listening Skills

Developing Good Listening Skills

Have you ever really paid attention to how you listen to someone when they are speaking to you? Do you always give them your full attention?  I remember when my children were young and they would come and ask for a snack to eat and it seemed that I would always immediately say no, but … Continue reading

Resolving Personality Conflict In The Workplace

Resolving Personality Conflict In The Workplace

One of the most time consuming issues that a manager deals with is staff personality conflict. Of all the tough issues that are dealt with, this one has no simple solution because when personalities conflict, you cannot make those involved change their personalities. What needs to happen is try to find ways that they can … Continue reading

Showing Employees Respect

Showing Employees Respect

One common complaint I hear from employees when I speak at conferences is they do not feel that their superior or employer really respects them as a person and fellow co-worker. I have a difficult time understanding why a manager or employer would not want to treat their employees with the highest sense of respect … Continue reading