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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

Focus and Simplicity

Focus and Simplicity

For many of us life is very busy and full of “stuff” we have to do.  It can be a bit overwhelming at times when we try to think of everything and then process the how, when, and can we do it all. I like the phrase “chewable bite-sized portions” and try to apply it … Continue reading

Keeping Employees Productive

Keeping Employees Productive

As an Office Manager, I have come to the realization if I do not make sure that my staff has good functioning equipment to do their work that I am creating a bad situation. It is only a matter of time before they get sick and tired of not being able to function to their … Continue reading

Are You Making A Difference?

Are You Making A Difference?

  “the best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” ~ Elbert Hubbard What does this mean to you?  I think it means something like the “Slight Edge” theory, where you begin making those changes one day at a time and each day that you accomplish good work it is a … Continue reading

Turning The Half-Hearted Into Champions

Turning The Half-Hearted Into Champions

“There is no such thing as a half-hearted champion” ~ John Maxwell Definition of half-hearted – “without enthusiasm” I am sure there are thousands upon thousands of people every day that go to work “half-hearted.”  The reason for this can range from personal issues to disliking their job (and 100 reasons in between these). Is … Continue reading

What Are Employees Looking For?

What Are Employees Looking For?

Often when an employer is looking for a new employee they base their choice on personality, appearance, possibly experience, and their gut feeling about the person.  They are thinking about what they need and want in an employee. As employers we need to think about what people are looking for in an employer.  Employers often … Continue reading

Is Patching Leaks Ever The Answer?

Is Patching Leaks Ever The Answer?

“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”  ~ Warren Buffet Warren Buffet has stated that you should find a job you love going to because why would you want to jump out of bed to go … Continue reading

Autograph Your Work Tomorrow

Autograph Your Work Tomorrow

So often on Sunday evening we begin the dread of going to work tomorrow.  There is so much more that we wish we would have accomplished over our weekend.  Instead of thinking of the things that we did not get a chance to do this weekend, what would happen if we began to think of … Continue reading

One of the Worst Employee Types

One of the Worst Employee Types

Today, the employee issue I am going to discuss is one that I do not tolerate in my practice.   It is Friday the 13th and this employee type is definitely bad luck for any workplace. This bad habit can come in three different forms and sometimes all three wrapped into one employee. They will make … Continue reading

Negative Complaining Co-workers

Negative Complaining Co-workers

Today we will continue to look at “why we do not like to listen to some people.”  The negative, complaining coworkers, drip, drip, drip.  They grate on us like nails on a chalkboard.  Can they not find one positive thing to say? People who are just negative and do nothing but complain usually have a … Continue reading