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Persistent Planning Pays Off

Persistent Planning Pays Off

Happy Friday, by setting 10 minutes aside to plan your day your life will change tremendously!  I hope you enjoy these great quotes on the benefits of planning. “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you … Continue reading

How To Gain Favorable Attention

How To Gain Favorable Attention

In Napoleon Hill’s book, Keys To Success, he talks about “Gaining favorable attention.” How do you gain favorable attention? Napoleon Hill states: “People who need your work have things to offer you.  You probably are not the only person capable of providing what they need.  What will distinguish you from the crowd? The attention you … Continue reading

Management Is Not For The Faint of Heart

Management Is Not For The Faint of Heart

Being in a management position is not for the “Faint of Heart.” (Definition: Lacking courage to face something difficult) Understanding the people we work with each day is difficult.  We think we understand what someone is asking or telling us only to find out that we did not. As a manager this can be an … Continue reading

Why Not To Make A New Years Resolution

Why Not To Make A New Years Resolution

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday celebration bringing in the New Year with hope and anticipation for a wonderful 2017. We had a large family and friend gathering over the New Years weekend.  I overheard one of our guests asking another if they had made any New Years resolutions. … Continue reading

Happy and Excited For The Holidays? Maybe not…

Happy and Excited For The Holidays? Maybe not…

With the Holidays being upon us you may notice that some of your coworkers or friends are feeling bit stressed.  This can be caused by various things, from financial issues to family issues. Whatever the reason, it is important to be sympathetic and caring. Our natural thought when it comes to the Holiday Season is that everyone is happy … Continue reading

Training For Success

Training For Success

Training employees can be a daunting task, especially if you do not have a training program in place.  In order for employees to be successful in their position their training has to be centered around making them successful. What does that mean?  Often, when a new hire is being trained there is no thought on … Continue reading

Think Time Equals A Creative Mind

Think Time Equals A Creative Mind

I’m always impressed when I meet curious people. They ask questions and have a true interest in how or why things are the way they are. They also learn a lot because they ask questions. You might compare this to a young child who continually is asking “why?” or “how come?” They do not stop asking … Continue reading

It Is Just The Way I am….

It Is Just The Way I am….

I was having a conversation the other day with a manager of a small business.  We were discussing how to handle employee problems, and she mentioned when she has to address mistakes or bad behavior with employees she tends to have a short fuse and can be pretty harsh.  After she said this, she immediately said: “But that … Continue reading

Handling Confrontation

Handling Confrontation

Being in a management position I cannot say that I enjoy confrontations with my employer or staff members. Although, over the years I have become better at handling confrontation when it does happen, and at times have enjoyed the challenge of turning the situation around positively. There are a few techniques that I have learned … Continue reading

Prepare To Provide Excellent Customer Service

Prepare To Provide Excellent Customer Service

The key to a successful business it to be able to attract customers, satisfy them, and retain them for future business.  Giving great customer service also must have ways to be able to WOW your customers so they send their friends and family your way. During the Holiday Season it is very important for those … Continue reading