How Can You Love Your Job?

How Can You Love Your Job?

How do you feel about your job?  Do you love it or hate it?  Or is your job just okay and will do for the time being while you figure out what you really want to do? The latest Gallup Poll showed that 70% of Americans hate their job.  That is a pretty amazing fact!  Yet … Continue reading

Who Helps You?

Who Helps You?

I posted this story about Charles Plumb’s parachute a long time ago, but felt it was worth repeating as a reminder that it is not us alone that makes our office, department or business a great one.  Say, thank you today to those who have worked alongside you all week-long. As a business owner, manager or … Continue reading

Resolving Conflict At Work

Resolving Conflict At Work

Are Sue and Annie at it again?  You can always tell because the desk drawers close a little harder, the phone is hung up a more abruptly and there is that bad smell of tension in the air. What happened this time?  You are wondering what you can do to help resolve it so that … Continue reading

Change Can Stick, If You Are Serious And Simple

Change Can Stick, If You Are Serious And Simple

Today is the first day of Spring.  When Spring arrives we start thinking of planting a garden, spring cleaning or getting some outdoor exercise. Spring has always represented a time of newness and change. Most people look forward to the Springtime.  It is a time of anticipation of beautiful weather and nature blooming around us … Continue reading

Blowing Problems Out Of Proportion

Blowing Problems Out Of Proportion

Problems are always going to happen.  Many times when they do happen we will put the problem under a microscope and magnify it to make it bigger or worse than it really is. When we blow it out of proportion and lose sight of what the real problem is.  We begin focusing on things that … Continue reading

Good Thoughts For Better Days

Good Thoughts For Better Days

Starting each day with a positive outlook would be wonderful, but it is not always easy to do. In fact, when things are not going well in our life we can have a very difficult time being positive. If we think about it our minds are very powerful and we can make choices that will help … Continue reading

Addressing Poor Performance At Work

Addressing Poor Performance At Work

Most of us have had a day when our work performance has been less than our best, but this is a rarity not the norm. As a manager or business owner what do you do when poor performance starts to become an employees’ regular performance?  If this is allowed to continue by the employee it … Continue reading

Accountability Failure

Accountability Failure

Recently, at a conference I was talking with some office managers and the issue of employee accountability kept coming up. It seemed as though many of these managers were having the same issues with employees being trained to follow the office protocols, yet often they would fail to keep some of them. One manager said … Continue reading

What Type Of Pants Do You Wear?

What Type Of Pants Do You Wear?

We need more positive people in our workplace and life in general. We can do this if each of us learns to develop a healthy positive attitude. Not only will we become colleagues with whom others will want to work, but we will be happier individuals as well.  Life is too short not to want … Continue reading