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Failures Promote Progress

Failures Promote Progress

A few years ago I came upon this great book, “Celebrating Failure” by author Ralph Heath. I believe this is one book that should be in every manager’s, supervisor’s or leader’s library. We often hear the saying, “there is no room for failure.” However, we learn so much by our failures. Teams are strengthened by … Continue reading

“A Bad Apology Is Worse Than No Apology

“A Bad Apology Is Worse Than No Apology

Randy Pausch the author of The Last Lecture, died on July 25th, 2008.  If you have never watched the last lecture or read the book I highly recommend that you do.  The lessons Randy teaches are life changing.  His story is simply inspiring and amazing.  The video of his lecture online has had over 15 million … Continue reading

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