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4 Steps to Overcome Distractions

4 Steps to Overcome Distractions

I was listening to Brendon Burchard today in his HPX Life New Year’s program to his members and he was talking about distractions in our life that take valuable time away from us.  He said, “thirty minutes of surfing social media each day equals 22 eight-hour workdays over one year.”  When I heard that I … Continue reading

4 Ways To Care For Your Employees

4 Ways To Care For Your Employees

Working with small businesses I will often hear the employees say that they do not feel that their supervisors really care about them.  They are just there to do a job.  While it is true, they are there to do a job, employees need to know that their supervisors and employers care that they are … Continue reading

Are You Moving The Needle?

Are You Moving The Needle?

  Do you have a hard time achieving goals you really want?  I have often wondered if we really want to obtain a goal, why is it that we many times fail? If we really desire to reach a goal can we be lacking motivation? I can only speak for myself, and I would have to … Continue reading

A Workman Is Worthy Of Their Wages

A Workman Is Worthy Of Their Wages

Being a Sunday School teacher in the way past of my life, I was reminded yesterday of a scripture we use to talk about with our pre-teen class, when one of my young staff members decided it was okay to pull their cell phone out and then work the afternoon at a snail’s pace. “A … Continue reading

Do You Listen To Understand?

Do You Listen To Understand?

Most conversations at work are not speaker to listener. They end up being speaker to speaker. People talk at each other, reacting immediately to what was said, not listening for understanding to what was said. Because of this the result is poor communication. This can be very frustrating for employees when they work with someone … Continue reading

A One Minute Mindset Shift

A One Minute Mindset Shift

With such busy lives we live it shouldn’t surprise us when our attitudes shift slightly to the “dark side” when there is a disagreement or misunderstanding at work.  For some people it is easier to recover from these moments and others not so easy. The problem is when we cannot recover quickly our priorities, focus … Continue reading

Job Performance Reviews

Job Performance Reviews

When working with managers I have found one area that many find difficult is conducting Job Performance Reviews.  Over the past couple of months, I have compiled five key areas that cause managers to find doing performance reviews difficult. There are no “real” job descriptions Lack of a practical training program to teach the employee … Continue reading

Developing A Workplace Vision

Developing A Workplace Vision

Today, on my coaching call with members of the Virtual Practice Management Institute I talked about workplace/business visions.  The main point I was making is if the employees do not know the vision/mission of the business how can employers expect them to buy in and become engaged with the business? First and foremost he business … Continue reading

The Mindset of A Manager

The Mindset of A Manager

Last week I posted about our personal growth mindset and how developing it is done in small steps.  Today, I want to address the managers mindset and how they can make a huge difference in how their employees not only perform, but enjoy their job. Often when managers hire employees they are looking for the … Continue reading