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Coworker Misunderstandings

Coworker Misunderstandings

  Occasionally having a misunderstanding with your coworker can happen with only one of you realizing that something went wrong.  Our time is so demanding and we rush around having multiple things on our minds. Something is said as one person passes by another, never intending for it to be taken seriously, but who knows … Continue reading

Become Resilient

Become Resilient

During challenging and difficult times at work when changes are taking place and there is uncertainty of how things will end up, we can allow ourselves to become uptight and stressed. What we really need to do is to become resilient. Since Memorial Day is tomorrow I began thinking about the soldiers who fight for … Continue reading

How To Be More Productive

How To Be More Productive

Becoming overly busy is a gradual process that we become caught up in, and for many reasons cannot see our way out of.  Being busy is not bad, if one is productive.  You need to ask yourself the question “am I just being busy or am I really being productive at accomplishing what I want … Continue reading

Attitude Is Everything

Attitude Is Everything

Happy Monday to you all!  Many years ago I would listen to Charles Swindoll every morning on my way to work.  He always had words of wisdom to share and many times his words would get me through the day.  I thought I would share some of his words of wisdom with you this morning … Continue reading

Do You Look Like A Professional?

Do You Look Like A Professional?

Far too often people in leadership roles do not take the time to examine how they appear to people who they come in contact with.  What do I mean by this?  If you are a manager, do you take a look at yourself in in the mirror each day before leaving for work?  Do you … Continue reading

Working With A Miserable Person

Working With A Miserable Person

I am sure that I am not alone when it comes to having encountered someone who truly seems to fit the saying “misery loves company.” It is difficult enough if we have to handle customers or vendors with this type of syndrome, but what if it is a coworker or worse yet your boss? Why … Continue reading

Negotiating A Raise

Negotiating A Raise

When you think it is time for a pay raise what should you do? Maybe your last raise was a year ago and you are under the impression that one should be coming soon. There is a fear in the back of your mind, if you ask for a raise the request will be rejected … Continue reading

When You Need To Let An Employee Go

When You Need To Let An Employee Go

Managers have the difficult task of letting team members know when they are not performing up to standards.  Even though we know that we must do what it best for the company, it does not make it any easier when it comes time to speaking to the employee. Usually the team member will have some … Continue reading

When It Is Difficult To Smell The Roses

When It Is Difficult To Smell The Roses

It would be wonderful if our lives were always beautiful and serene like a rose garden. However, life is full of difficulties, which cannot help but have some affect on our work life. Although we are being paid to do our job, at work, there are times when it is very difficult to do ot … Continue reading