Is There A Secret To Happiness?

Is There A Secret To Happiness?

Stuart Young the Author of “How to change your life one day at a time” posted the question below on his Facebook page yesterday. “What would have to happen for you to feel excited to get up every morning and get on with your day?” After posting my answer I remember this TED talk by Shawn Achor, in … Continue reading

Customer Service Pet Peeves

Customer Service Pet Peeves

As a customer I try to be as understanding as possible when I encounter not so good service. We all know that there are times when poor customer service happens even when the employee or employer tries their best. Maybe they became short-handed at a short notice Product was delayed due to bad weather Service … Continue reading

Managers, Keep Your Wits About You

Managers, Keep Your Wits About You

In the office, the other day,  I mentioned a situation where a business acquaintance was at an event and they were “three sheets to the wind.” One of my staff members asked what I meant by that phrase. I explained that it describes when a person is inebriated and many times depending on how inebriated … Continue reading

The Successful Manager

The Successful Manager

Pepperdine University designed this infograph called “Inside the Mind of a Successful Manager.”  There are some great points on management and some amazing statistics. For example: 71% of employees are not fully engaged at work.   The most common reason is a strained relationship with their supervisor.  Wow… that is a lot of strained relationships … Continue reading

Wednesday Evening Thought….

Wednesday Evening Thought….

What do you think would happen if just before you fell asleep this evening you planted a positive thought in your mind, one that when you think of it you get excited and happy that you are alive?  Then say to yourself, “Tomorrow I when I wake up I want this positive thought to be … Continue reading

How To Be A Great Manager

How To Be A Great Manager

I came across this post from about two years ago and as I read through the qualities that I should possess one jumped out at me, number seven.  As a manager I am to be the gate-keeper and protector of the team.  I often hear horror stories of how staff members fear their manager.  How … Continue reading

Your Job Exists For A Reason

Your Job Exists For A Reason

Employee morale can either make or break a business. What is sad is many employers often overlook this important aspect of workplace environment and then wonder why they have such a high turnover rate. What does matter to employers is the amount of work an employee does per hour that they are being paid. What … Continue reading

Difficult Coworkers To Work With

Difficult Coworkers To Work With

Today we will discuss the last of the 10 main complaints that coworkers have with one other. It is difficult when we are motivated to go to work and have a great day only to encounter issues like these that can bring us down. The “always right” coworker – They are condescending and demotivating. Their … Continue reading

Woe is me… terrible coworkers

Woe is me… terrible coworkers

On Monday I started addressing the topic of “Why you many not like your coworker” Today, I will continue with three more reasons that I am sure you will agree with. It’s all about them – You know this type of person, they are the one that you can only stand to be with for … Continue reading