Take The Time To Listen

Take The Time To Listen

“I like to listen.  I have learned a great deal from listening carefully.  Most people never listen.” ~ Ernest Hemingway Take the time and give the gift of listening to someone today. You will add value to their life, which is worth more than any monetary gift.

Nasty Encounters

Nasty Encounters

Not all bullies at work are our coworkers, more times than not the bullies we encounter at work are people who come from the outside, like our customers. Most of the time we have wonderful customers who we love to help, but every once in a while we get one of those, nasty, bully type … Continue reading

The Expectations of Managers and Their Staff

The Expectations of Managers and Their Staff

If you ask any manager they will tell you that it is almost impossible to give an actual accounting of what each employee does, every minute of the day, unless they are micromanaging their staff. Managers do know what their staff’s job tasks and responsibilities are, and they should know if they are being completed … Continue reading

Make Me Think….

Make Me Think….

While surfing the internet for interesting stories, I came upon a blog called Marc and Angel Hack Life.  There was a particular post that got my attention, “101 short stories that will leave you smiling, crying and thinking.” This post came from their sister site “Make Me Think” (MMT) where people post these amazing short … Continue reading

Wednesday’s Words Of Wisdom

Wednesday’s Words Of Wisdom

” I have come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that is as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing … Continue reading

When Are Your Peak Times?

When Are Your Peak Times?

Do you set aside a regular time to think? Do you know when you do your best thinking?  Many people do know and have found it makes them more productive. I would love to have a “just think time,” but with my schedule and the commitments I have, it is a rarity that I can … Continue reading

What Do Great Managers Do?

What Do Great Managers Do?

In my ongoing journey to learn how to become a great manager, and to teach others, I came upon an older article in the Harvard Business Review that was great.  Below is an excerpt from the article and then the link to the full article, which is worth reading. The article mentions a manager of a large … Continue reading

Did He Have Passion?

Did He Have Passion?

Do those who know you know your passion?  Is it clear?  Are you living it? If someone just met you would they have any idea what your passion is?   If you love it, live it!

Managing Employee Conflict

Managing Employee Conflict

If I have said this once, I have said it 100 times, “when you are working with people you will always have people problems.” There is just no getting around it.  If it is not personalities that “rub” then it will be  work styles, general attitude or beliefs. We are humans and we are different, … Continue reading