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The Ghost Of Christmas Past, A Management Lesson

The Ghost Of Christmas Past, A Management Lesson

For the past two weeks I have been teaching in our Virtual Practice Management membership group lessons we can learn from the story “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, that can make us better managers or business owners. This week we took a look at the chapter which Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the “Ghost … Continue reading

Mind Like Water

Mind Like Water

Most people want to maximize their potential in order to be successful at whatever they are trying to accomplish at work or in their personal life. Far to often we allow “things” that come up unexpectedly to throw us off track. It is important to understand that when we allow these “things” to either cause … Continue reading

What Will You Choose?

What Will You Choose?

Wouldn’t it be great if we never had face difficult times in our life? Sometimes, when things have been going good for awhile I will wonder, “when is the stink bomb” (as my friend Rem Jackson calls them) going to hit? And what is it going to be? Maybe, it’s because I am getting older … Continue reading

What’s It Gonna Be?

What’s It Gonna Be?

Randy Pausch the author of the “Last Lecture” said “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game.”  This quote has probably been one of the most inspirational and enlightening quotes for me.  Possibly, because I am a two-time Breast Cancer Survivor and have had to choose how I was … Continue reading

Making To-Do Lists That Work

Making To-Do Lists That Work

I have a friend that makes these amazingly long to-do lists.  The most amazing thing about them is they never get done.  They will have 10-20 things listed they will spend a lot of time making them.  Then they get set aside never to be looked at again. I ask if making to-do lists were … Continue reading

How Do You Hire Super-Stars?

How Do You Hire Super-Stars?

I’m not sure if there are many employers or managers who really like looking for new employees.  I know we want to hire great people who will enhance our team, but the task of looking for the right person and actually finding them can be a daunting task. Time spent looking for just the right … Continue reading

The Mindset of A Manager

The Mindset of A Manager

Last week I posted about our personal growth mindset and how developing it is done in small steps.  Today, I want to address the managers mindset and how they can make a huge difference in how their employees not only perform, but enjoy their job. Often when managers hire employees they are looking for the … Continue reading

Empowerment Comes From Within

Empowerment Comes From Within

  Empowerment is a term regarding a business management style where managers give staff members the power to make certain decisions within boundaries. This is a definition of empowerment: Empowerment is the process of enabling or authorizing an employee to think, behave, and take action, and control work and decision-making in autonomous way with the job tasks … Continue reading

Becoming A Better Me

Becoming A Better Me

The theme of “becoming a better person” has been popping up in everything I have been reading or listening to. Possibly because people think about this as the New Year rolls in. It is a fact that most people want to better themselves on a continual basis.  It can be overwhelming as to where one … Continue reading

Mastering Leadership

Mastering Leadership

“The Lone Ranger would have died without Tonto.”  Leaders do not become leaders by themselves, yet so often we point out the leader failing to recognize the people who are the support team.  Those that make the difference so that the “leader” can do what is necessary to do their part in the project, the … Continue reading