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Humor in the Workplace

Humor in the Workplace

Right now, our workplace is closed as I am sure many of yours are.  I do miss seeing my coworkers and connecting with them, but I know that we will all be back together in the future. As I was thinking about when we reopen our office, I was wondering if some if not all … Continue reading

Four Must Have Factors For Great Managers

Four Must Have Factors For Great Managers

Are you a manager or a business owner who has a manager?  How are things going as far as managing the team and moving the business in the right direction? There are several key factors for any manager to be successful at their position.  Far too often managers will “fail” to meet the mark as … Continue reading

How To Make Mondays A Great Day

How To Make Mondays A Great Day

Sunday night can be down time knowing that it is only a few hours until you need to go back to work for another five days.  I used to get this “black cloud” on Sunday afternoons realizing that in less than 24 hours I would be back to “the grind” at work and there was … Continue reading

We Do Have A Choice

We Do Have A Choice

On my coaching call yesterday, we were discussing the topic of “Mindset” and how we have the ability to change our mindset.  I told the listeners about a time when I was speaking at a conference on the topic of “Creating a Great Workplace Environment” and this manager came up to me afterward and thank … Continue reading

Transparency Builds Trust

Transparency Builds Trust

Effective leadership is one of the necessary ingredients to make a business run more efficiently and to create a great work environment.  I know what you are probably thinking, I really don’t have time to think about leadership I need to run a business.   This is true but if you really want a business that … 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

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

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