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Accountability Failure

Accountability Failure

Recently, at a conference I was talking with some office managers and the issue of employee accountability kept coming up. It seemed as though many of these managers were having the same issues with employees being trained to follow the office protocols, yet often they would fail to keep some of them. One manager said … Continue reading

What Type Of Pants Do You Wear?

What Type Of Pants Do You Wear?

We need more positive people in our workplace and life in general. We can do this if each of us learns to develop a healthy positive attitude. Not only will we become colleagues with whom others will want to work, but we will be happier individuals as well.  Life is too short not to want … Continue reading

The More That You Read

The More That You Read

“The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.” ~ David Bailey I love to read, and for several years I read every single day.  At the end of a year, I had stacks of books that I finished and the knowledge that each one had given me. The … Continue reading

Pay Positive Attention At Work

Pay Positive Attention At Work

No matter how hard we may try to provide a positive work environment, stress seems to find a way of slipping in the door. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), of employees surveyed between 40-50% have reported that their job is “very” stressful and 26% report frequent burnout or stress from their employment.  … Continue reading

It’s Never Their Fault!

It’s Never Their Fault!

Have you ever worked with a blamer?  This argumentative, personality is a very difficult one to deal with. People who are like this truly believe that someone or something else is always to blame. I clearly remember one time when I had the “opportunity” to work with a blamer.  I say “opportunity” because it was … Continue reading

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