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Empowerment Comes From Within

Empowerment Comes From Within

  Empowerment is a term regarding a business management style where managers give staff members the power to make certain decisions within boundaries. This is a definition of empowerment: Empowerment is the process of enabling or authorizing an employee to think, behave, and take action, and control work and decision-making in autonomous way with the job tasks … Continue reading

Lack Of Sleep, Lack Of Productivity

Lack Of Sleep, Lack Of Productivity

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Preventions survey 40% of Americans get less than the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep each night.  In fact, these people overall get approximately 6 hours or less of sleep a night. Medical studies relate a lack of sleep to various health problems, such as heart disease, strokes, … Continue reading

Experience Is The Best Teacher

Experience Is The Best Teacher

When talking to a young business owner recently she told me that she was frustrated at how hard it was to own a business, run a business and oversee employees who worked in her business.  She thought it would be easier.  One of her biggest frustrations was employees and the lack of their doing the … Continue reading

Clear The Air During A Heated Conversation

Clear The Air During A Heated Conversation

  When working with a client recently they expressed they were having some difficulty working with a person whom they outsourced some business tasks.  Whenever there “seems” to be an error on submitted paperwork to the contractor they call the manager and speak to them in a condescending and accusatory way. The manager is knowledgeable … Continue reading

Taking Life As It Comes

Taking Life As It Comes

  I have been doing some work on gaining clarity in some areas of my life lately and I remembered an interesting conversation I once had with a gentleman who was having difficulties reaching his business and personal goals.  During the conversation I asked how he plans for his day, week, month.  I wanted to … Continue reading

A Pleasant Hiring Experience

A Pleasant Hiring Experience

Hiring new staff members is not one of my favorite things to do.  Why?  Because it costs money (lots of it), and if you make a wrong hiring choice you have lost time and more money for the organization.  But recently because of growth we have found our practice in need of hiring two new … Continue reading

Hiring? Remember The Happy Factor

Hiring? Remember The Happy Factor

When hiring a new person we (the employer/manager) have certain expectations they are to meet, at least in our minds. But does the new hire know these expectations? Have they been listed out and explained in detail? Most of the time the answer is no, and I as a manager have been guilty of this … Continue reading

Self-Discipline, How Hard Is It?

Self-Discipline, How Hard Is It?

One of the most important skills that we can develop that will improve our daily life is self-discipline. Self-discipline is the cornerstone of a healthy life.  Not only does it help us develop healthy life style habits, but it affects how we feel about the way we live our life as a whole. Everyone feels … Continue reading