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Poor Management vs Poor Employee

Poor Management vs Poor Employee

If I asked 100 business owners and their managers what is one of the most difficult issues that they face in running a business I am pretty sure that 99.9% of them would say hiring good employees. Have you ever thought that you had hired the right employee for the job only to find out … Continue reading

Keeping Work Standards High

Keeping Work Standards High

Having a bad day at work? We all have had them, and when we do, our performance is less than the standard. We know this and because we are ethical and hold high standards for ourselves, we make sure the next day we pick it up and get back on top of our game giving … Continue reading

Team Death, Dread and Doom

Team Death, Dread and Doom

As a business owner or manager how aware are you of your team members workloads, possible dilemmas or the stress that go with them?  Many times, as managers or business owners we are so focused with our own workload that we fail to see when others need a helping hand.  Oftentimes your staff will not … Continue reading

Team Collaboration

Team Collaboration

Working with a team of people can be a challenge, especially if you have a hard time listening to your teammates and considering their problems and solutions if they differ from your opinion. We do not have a lot of scheduled team meetings, at our office because we have a morning huddle each day. At … Continue reading

Making Communication Clearer

Making Communication Clearer

There have been times when my employer will ask me what a certain employee because something has given him reason to wonder and he figures I should know since I’m the manager. If I do not know, which I may not at that very moment, he will wonder why. Ask any manager and they will … Continue reading

Does Your Team Know It’s Purpose?

Does Your Team Know It’s Purpose?

When working with a group of people it can be difficult to get everyone on the same boat and rowing in the same direction at the same time. Often this is due to a lack of leadership with a passion for what they do and a clear understanding of what the purpose of the team … Continue reading

Training Can Not Be A Drag

Training Can Not Be A Drag

In talking with managers many times I find that they think training is a drag or pain. It takes too much time and they often have complaints about their employees whether they are new or old in the “lack of how they catch on.” First, I know that training does take time and many times … Continue reading

The Benefits Of Sharing At Work

The Benefits Of Sharing At Work

“The impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.” ~ Annie Dillard In my years of working with other managers I have found that some are not willing … Continue reading