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What Do Your Customers Want?

What Do Your Customers Want?

“I think that a lot of players and a lot of teams do not think of contact lenses as being a part of that essential gear, but it truly is.  You want every competitive advantage you can find and obviously having great vision is one of those advantages”  ~ Heather O’Reilly What do your customers … Continue reading

Dangers Of Being A Perfectionist At Work

Dangers Of Being A Perfectionist At Work

I am working with a client who is having difficulties getting his work done as a manager.  As we began to dissect why, it became clear that he was doing tasks that could be delegated to other staff members. As we discussed this further, he would say things like, “It is just easier to do … Continue reading

The Winds Of Change Will Blow

The Winds Of Change Will Blow

  Yesterday, my daughter sent me a text while she was at work.  This was unusual, so I knew that something had to be either really good or not so good.  She told me her boss whom she has known for several years was let go. The small company she works for was sold a … Continue reading

What Another Meeting?

What Another Meeting?

In Verne Harnish’s book “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” he states that successful businesses have daily meetings for 5-15 minutes, which he calls huddles. He states by having these huddles you can actually save time because you are focusing on what is happening that day.  There are only three questions covered at this meeting and they … Continue reading

When An Employee Turns Out Bad

When An Employee Turns Out Bad

Have you ever thought you had hired the right employee for the job only to find out as time went by that this great employee has turned out to be not so great? Did you actually hire the wrong person for the job?  Did they do such a good job of fooling you during the … Continue reading

Focused Thinking

Focused Thinking

  A few weeks ago I wrote about The One Thing by Gary Keller and how if you can focus enough to get your goal down to “the one thing” and accomplish it that it will act as a catapult for the other things that you want to accomplish. It takes focused thinking to bring everything in … Continue reading

Tips For The Writer

Tips For The Writer

  I was listening to some older recordings by Jeff Herring “The article guy” and came across some good information for those that write articles or blogs. Jeff said a couple of things about being a writer that jumped out at me and I thought I would share them with you. First, he said writers need to … Continue reading

Throw-back Thursday

Throw-back Thursday

I thought that I would re-post this because I have been working with some employees that are struggling with the feeling that they do not fit in at their place of employment.  I am sure this happens more that we realize and possible there could be people who work where you do that are feeling … Continue reading

Do You Make Things More Complicated?

Do You Make Things More Complicated?

“Life is actually really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”   ~ Confucius Oh yes, the simply life, we all want it and are envious of those who seem to have it. I know for myself, at times I make tasks or situations more difficult than they really are either because I put them … Continue reading

Have You Witnessed Desk Rage?

Have You Witnessed Desk Rage?

I had a conversation last week with a manager who is quite stressed by her employer.  She likes her job duties and the people she works with.  She also thinks her employer is a wonderful person and she respects him. However, he  is a “high stress, high demand” person and this young manager is allowing … Continue reading