Focus For Success

Focus For Success

I like the phrase “chewable bite-sized portions” and try to apply it to my “To Do” list of things.  The only way to accomplish a lot is to do one little thing at a time. You must break the list down into  “bite-sized portions” and then begin. It is a process.  First you must make … Continue reading

There Is Always Room For Improvement

There Is Always Room For Improvement

“The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.” ~Helmut Schmidt I was talking with a small business owner recently about the continual need for change in your business. She asked me “What if your business is doing things that have been very successful with your products, and customers should you still look … Continue reading

Great Leaders Are Persistent

Great Leaders Are Persistent

Persistence is a quality of all great leaders.  If they were not persistent no one would want to follow them.  Humans want a leader they know will see them through until the end.  Military leaders are excellent examples of those who persist no matter what and they always have their troop’s best interest at the forefront of all … Continue reading

Be On Top Of Your Game On Friday!

Be On Top Of Your Game On Friday!

Happy Friday!  Statistics show that by the time Friday, the end of most work weeks, gets here employees who work Monday through Friday give less effort to their work as the week progresses. Effort is a choice.  You get to choose each day, minute, and moment what effort you will give at your job. Be … Continue reading

At The End Of The Day We are Accountable To Ourselves

At The End Of The Day We are Accountable To Ourselves

Over the next few posts I will cover several traits that great leaders posses.  I hope you will not only enjoy them, but will pick up pearls from their wisdom. Accountability: Becoming a great leader takes time, perseverance, training and passion. There are several key qualities that great leaders posses and one of these is accountability. … Continue reading

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

Do You Avoid Difficult Conversations?

Do You Avoid Difficult Conversations?

I don’t think I am much different from any other manager when it comes to having a difficult conversation with a staff member.  When it has to be done, it has to be done, there is no way to resolve the problem unless you confront and work through it with the person who is causing … 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