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
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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
Your People Do Not Care If You Don’t Mean to Sound Mean
Clear and caring communication in the workplace almost sounds like an oxymoron since it sounds logical and easy, but really is not and often doesn’t happen. When you think about how many actual relationships there are in your workplace the thought of having anything being communicated clearly to everyone is quite a feat, speaking in … Continue reading
What’s Up With My Employees?
When working with business owners I will often get asked the question, “What’s up with my employees?” Usually after talking with them or management staff person I will find out the problem is that the employees are not engaged with their job or the business as the owner would expect. Business owners know that the … Continue reading
Getting Others To Contribute
What inspires employees to think about what they can do to contribute to the overall success of the business? Of course, there are probably many different answers, but I personally think one of the key elements for this to happen is to be led by someone who is doing their best at what they … Continue reading
Thinking Positive to Find Solutions
Metaphysical theorist will tell you that whatever you focus on is the thing that expands. If we think about this and apply it to negative or difficult situations that come up at work, we then are expanding the negative. If we choose to focus on what we do right and what great systems we have … Continue reading
Looking To Get The Best From Your Employees?
If you are a business owner or manager and have people who work for you in your business you have probably ask yourself more than once, “How can I get the best out of my employees when they are at work?” I hear this question often when working or speaking with business owners. All business … Continue reading
Do Your Employees Know The Businesses Vision?
A few years ago a colleague sent me a link to an article on the Forbes website called “Top Ten Reasons Why Large Companies Fail to Keep Their Best Talent.” I found this recently and read it again. As I read through the 10 reasons, I clearly understood that the reasons they gave not only … Continue reading
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
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