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When Work Relationships Do Not Work

When Work Relationships Do Not Work

When coworker relationships are not good, maybe even are really bad, it not only affects the people who are directly involved, it affects the business as a whole. A long time ago a good and wise friend of mine told me “you don’t have to like everyone that you work with, you just need to … Continue reading

Is It A Problem or Dysfunction?

Is It A Problem or Dysfunction?

There are many areas of a workplace that can become dysfunctional.   From workplace culture to demanding workloads a dysfunctional workplace can mean nothing but trouble. Dysfunction not only causes problems for those who work there, but it affects the customers, who either get services or products from the business. When there is dysfunction in a … Continue reading

Turning A Bad Day Into A Good Day

Turning A Bad Day Into A Good Day

There are times when our day goes from good to bad.  Possibly from an interaction with another person or a disappointment in an expectation. Whatever caused the dark cloud to appear, it is important to realize that there are things you can do to make it disappear.  The last thing that you should allow is … Continue reading

You Grow When You Face Challenges

You Grow When You Face Challenges

Change in any area of our life brings on challenges.  Possibly it brings excitement, but it could bring fear.  Change at work can bring on a multitude of emotions even before the actual “change” has occurred.  We feed ourselves with thoughts of what the change will be like, yet we really do not know. Learning … Continue reading

Integrity…. Choosing your thoughts

Integrity…. Choosing your thoughts

I had the opportunity to talk with some people who are not happy about what is happening at their place of employment.  These employees have been with this company for over 10 years each.  They like what they do and they feel that giving value to their customers is what it is all about. Recently, … Continue reading

Conflict With Co-workers

Conflict With Co-workers

We each are created in our own unique way; we are as different as puppies and kittens. In the workplace it can be difficult getting different personalities to blend smoothly. It would be great if we could always work with people whom we got along well, but as we know, that for the most part … Continue reading

When You Cannot Reach Your Goals

When You Cannot Reach Your Goals

  Being optimistic as we develop and set out to achieve our goals increases our chance of achieving them.  When the going gets tough a little positive self-talk can keep you moving toward your goal. I often refer to the story of “The Little Engine that Could” remembering how this little engine took on such … Continue reading

Reversing Negative Momentum

Reversing Negative Momentum

On Wednesday I wrote about defining successful and how this is an individual experience.  Even though each person needs to define what success is to our self, many have a hard time doing that.  They are stuck because of someone or something.  They can never see themselves being successful at anything. My blogging friend, Kristen Barton Cuthriell, … Continue reading

Are You Stuck In A Rut?

Are You Stuck In A Rut?

We all have experienced a time, maybe a few, when we have gotten stuck in a rut.  We feel down, maybe sorry for ourselves, and just cannot seem to pull ourselves out. Times like this may be triggered by some bad event or unhappy change in our life. If we do not pick ourself up … Continue reading

How Do You See Yourself?

How Do You See Yourself?

  Far too often we allow how we see ourself to be influenced by how others see us.  It may be difficult, but we need to put away what others may think and reach deep down inside of ourselves to pull out who we know we really are. That is what matters, that is what … Continue reading