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Others Ideas At Work

Others Ideas At Work

At a conference last weekend I was speaking with a few office managers on the topic of being open to the ideas of staff members when they think of new or better ways of doing things in the office. This end up being a very interesting conversation as some managers thought they have been placed … Continue reading

Let’s Show Respect

Let’s Show Respect

Being respectful of others is one of the best qualities one can have.  Generally an individual who respects others is respected in return. Respect does not happen overnight.  It takes time to develop, and like trust; it can easily be lost. People who show respect and are themselves respected appear to have similar characteristics.  They tend … Continue reading

Trust Builds Great Teams

Trust Builds Great Teams

When working with others as a team there has to be an element of immediate trust by the team members for each other in order for the team to function. Trust is something that develops over time.  It is demonstrated and earned by each team member.  Teams that work hard at building trust reap multiple … Continue reading

What Do Your Customers See When You Talk?

What Do Your Customers See When You Talk?

According to communication experts, the words we speak or hear are only part of the way we communicate with one another.  These experts suggest that in face-to-face situations, at least 70 percent of what is communicated is done without speaking a word.  This is called nonverbal communication. (But it speaks volumes!) I think sometimes we … Continue reading

Time To Work

Time To Work

“The bottom line is, when people are crystal clear about the most important priorities of the organization and team they work with and prioritized their work around those top priorities, not only are they many times more productive, they discover they have the time they need to have a whole life.” ~ Stephen Covey Author … Continue reading

Lonely and Stressful at Work

Lonely and Stressful at Work

Workplace relationships can make or break your day.  Whether you work with a few or many, if people do not get along well it can be felt by everyone, even your customers. It is very stressful if you do not have friendly workplace relationships.  Work becomes a dread because you have no one to interact with … Continue reading

The Condescending Coworker

The Condescending Coworker

On a recent trip, my Aunt and I were eating in a restaurant where a young relative of ours was working.  Also working in this restaurant was another young man who felt it was his job to make condescending remarks about our relative. During our visit, we ate at this restaurant a couple of times and … Continue reading