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What Makes A Great Work Environment?

What Makes A Great Work Environment?

One of the most common problems I hear from employers at this time is a not having enough staff to run their business and grow.  Many employers as we know lost employees at the beginning of the pandemic and have not been able to replace them.  The employee pool is quite shallow currently as well … Continue reading

The Great Resignation of 2021

The Great Resignation of 2021

In September 2021 over 4 million people had quit their jobs as part of what is being called, “The Great Resignation.”  When interviewed many of these people state their reason for leaving their job was due to lack of management listening to them.  This is not the first time we have heard this as a … Continue reading

Thank you! (Is it that hard?)

Thank you! (Is it that hard?)

I was talking with a colleague about employees and how to inspire them to do their best. One of the suggestions I had was to let their staff know how much they are appreciated and to tell them thank you each day for their contribution to the success of their business. I was a bit … Continue reading

Creating A More Productive Workplace

Creating A More Productive Workplace

As a business owner or manager your expectations of those that work for you are to be productive.  Many times, people are less productive because of their work environment, this is a proven fact.  Just think about it for yourself, don’t you work better if you are happy with where you are working?  People respond … Continue reading

Coworker Conflict Can Be Good

Coworker Conflict Can Be Good

If you work with people, then you have had to deal with conflict of some sort.  Conflict is neither good nor bad, it is just conflict.  It is how people handle the conflict that will determine if it leads to a positive or negative outcome. Conflict is bound to happen at work.  We have our … Continue reading

Failures Promote Progress

Failures Promote Progress

A few years ago I came upon this great book, “Celebrating Failure” by author Ralph Heath. I believe this is one book that should be in every manager’s, supervisor’s or leader’s library. We often hear the saying, “there is no room for failure.” However, we learn so much by our failures. Teams are strengthened by … Continue reading

“A Bad Apology Is Worse Than No Apology

“A Bad Apology Is Worse Than No Apology

Randy Pausch the author of The Last Lecture, died on July 25th, 2008.  If you have never watched the last lecture or read the book I highly recommend that you do.  The lessons Randy teaches are life changing.  His story is simply inspiring and amazing.  The video of his lecture online has had over 15 million … Continue reading

Neat and Tidy, As Walt Always Said

Neat and Tidy, As Walt Always Said

No matter what type of job we have if the public sees us our appearance has influence on the company we work for. It is human nature to make these types of judgments even when once they pop into our mind we try to discard them. Our eyes are quick to transmit to our brain … Continue reading

Being Effective

Being Effective

Peter Drucker has been called by many “The inventor of Modern Management.” He has written multiple books on the topic and believed it was the people working together that made the magic happen in organizations, no matter the size. He found that successful people whether they were the business owners, managers or employees all followed … Continue reading