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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

Managers Manage Systems, Not People

Managers Manage Systems, Not People

Many times business owners will become upset because the “manager” has not been able to manage their people as had been expected. Far too often the business owner fails to understand the manager does not manage people, they manage processes and systems for doing the tasks that need to be done by the people. The real … Continue reading

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