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Being A Slacker At Work

Being A Slacker At Work

Have you ever “slacked off” with your job duties? You know, not really doing what is expected of you? If we were honest with ourselves, we probably would find that we have done things that fall into this category more often than we would admit. Here are a couple of examples that could fit in … Continue reading

Employee Value

Employee Value

When working with small business owners and their managers I often will hear that they struggle with getting their staff to really own their job tasks.  My first question to them when I hear this is “Do they know their purpose in the business?” and this question is followed by “Do they know how much … Continue reading

Did You Say Thank You Today?

Did You Say Thank You Today?

When was the last time you asked your coworker if they needed help?  When was the last time that you told your boss or coworkers thank you? To show care and appreciation for each other at work is one of the greatest gifts we can give to one another.  It makes our day and life … Continue reading

Leaders Must Be Persistent

Leaders Must Be Persistent

There are several key “ingredients” that make up great leaders in the workplace.  One for certain is “persistence.”  Although it is an essential ingredient, it also can be a tough one to add each and every day at work. We all go through times when we would like to take a back seat and go … Continue reading

Making Changes Easier

Making Changes Easier

Change is inevitable whether it is sudden or planned, it can be difficult to go through. For many when change happens at work and it directly affects personal job tasks it can be stressful and cause anxiety. Here are three important points to remember when dealing with changes at work that can help everyone make … Continue reading

How To Be A Better Coworker

How To Be A Better Coworker

Happy Monday! Since we are going to work today why don’t we try to make the day a better one for our coworkers? There are so many things that we can do that will make our work day better not only for ourselves but for those we work with and it takes so little effort. … Continue reading

Leadership vs Business Vision

Leadership vs Business Vision

The leader(s) of a business need to know the vision for the company and also the vision they have for themselves.  They need to keep their personal leadership vision in front of them each day and the business vision in front of the team members. It is vitally important that the leader encourage everyone and … Continue reading

What Are The Rules?

What Are The Rules?

At a recent meeting I was talking with a couple of office managers and the topic of employee policy manuals came up.  I asked them if they had them and if so, what types of policies did they have. Sharing ideas with colleagues is a great way to learn what could work better in your … Continue reading

What Is Wrong With My Employee?

What Is Wrong With My Employee?

It often happens when an employer or manager notices that an employee has a change in work behavior they fail to address it, hoping it will just go away. Changes in an employe’s work behavior usually will not auto-correct if it continues for more than a few days.  We all have things that come up … Continue reading

Take A Healthy Break At Work

Take A Healthy Break At Work

Whether you work in a medical office, retail store, or factory, it really doesn’t matter when it comes to needing that 5-minute breather or what I call “a mental health moment.”  Things do not have to be hectic or stressed in order to take one of these “mini trips.” Now you might be thinking there … Continue reading