Is Eye Contact Important?

Is Eye Contact Important?

The other day I was conducting interviews for a new staff member and had an interesting experience with one of the candidates.  While asking some key questions the candidate would answer appropriately, but would shift her eyes away from mine. At first I thought she was nervous, but this continued for several questions when asking … Continue reading

Are You A Giver?

Are You A Giver?

I just re-read a great little book that left me inspired to continue to be a giver.  What is a giver?  I guess it depends on who you are, what it is that you do and if you have the desire to do it at a higher level. The book is called “The Go-Giver” there … Continue reading

Conflict Can Equal Progress In The Workplace

Conflict Can Equal Progress In The Workplace

Conflict is bound to happen at work, but there are advantages of it. Without it, nothing would change.  If you are dissatisfied with how a system works and someone else thinks it is okay, if there were no conflict in opinion there would not be a chance to improve the system and create a positive … Continue reading

Can You Be Satisfied?

Can You Be Satisfied?

Why is it so hard at times to just be satisfied with what we have?  I personally think that if we count our blessings each day we will learn how truly rich we are and it will change our entire outlook on life.  Give it a try, I’m sure you will see exactly what I … Continue reading

When Being The Nice Guy Backfires

When Being The Nice Guy Backfires

Most managers what to have good relationships with their staff and go the extra mile for them by being the “nice guy”.  But not always does being a “nice guy” pay off, in fact, it can hurt your career. What it actually comes down to is balance and being a leader who can handle challenging people … Continue reading

Amplifying The Great

Amplifying The Great

Far too often we focus on our short-comings and this can lead to dissatisfaction and unfulfillment in our life.  Not that we shouldn’t try to better ourselves, it is just we shouldn’t get stuck there focused on the negative. I agree with what Brendon Burchard states above, that we need to spend more time “Amplifying” … Continue reading

Is There A Simple Life?

Is There A Simple Life?

The simple life, we all want it and are envious of those who seem to have it.  If you notice the word “seem” this is what can fool us as what we see may not be what actually is. I know for myself, at times I make tasks or situations more difficult than they really … Continue reading

When A Coworker Is Not A Team Player

When A Coworker Is Not A Team Player

One of my clients told me they were having a problem with a new front office reception person.  He said they checked out all of his background references and he passed with flying colors.  Now that he has been working with them for several weeks the entire workplace team has noticed that their new reception … Continue reading

When You Think It Is Time For A Raise

When You Think It Is Time For A Raise

What do you do when you think it is time for you to receive a pay raise?  Maybe your last raise was a year ago and you are under the impression that one should be coming soon, but you really don’t know how the company handles raises and you are a little uncomfortable to ask. … Continue reading