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Is It Me Or Is My Workplace Dysfunctional?

Is It Me Or Is My Workplace Dysfunctional?

There are many areas of a workplace that can become dysfunctional.   From workplace culture to demanding workloads a dysfunctional workplace can mean nothing but trouble. Dysfunction not only causes problems for those who work there, but it affects the customers, who either get services or products from the business. When there is dysfunction in a … Continue reading

Creating Good Karma

Creating Good Karma

A while ago I read an article called 10 tips for better karma at work. Sometimes you can just feel it when you go into a place of business that there is just something not quite right there.  It could be bad karma hanging over the workplace. We probably have all experienced what I am speaking … Continue reading

Leaders Need A Sense Of Humor

Leaders Need A Sense Of Humor

We know not everyone is called to be a leader. In the workplace there does need to be someone who leads the team so everyone who works there knows they are headed in the right direction with the vision of the organization. Working in an organization that lacks leadership is very difficult, as the people … Continue reading

Evaluate The Manager Within

Evaluate The Manager Within

Yesterday was Mother’s Day I had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with each of my now adult children.  It is amazing to see and listen to them now and to think back to what it was like raising them many years ago. As a parent I learned a valuable lesson, which I was able to … Continue reading

Does Your Team Have a Rulebook?

Does Your Team Have a Rulebook?

You’re a manager who is a firm believer in “Team Work” and all of the effort that goes into creating a winning team. But, what if one of your team players is more of a cheerleader or finds excitement in passing out the water bottles while the rest of their team fights hard to win … Continue reading

Nasty Encounters

Nasty Encounters

Not all bullies at work are our coworkers, more times than not the bullies we encounter at work are people who come from the outside, like our customers. Most of the time we have wonderful customers who we love to help, but every once in a while we get one of those, nasty, bully type … Continue reading

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