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
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“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
Do What You Do So Well….
There is something to be said when you find what works and when duplicated it produces the same successful result, that you should not mess with it. It may be a system that you have come up with to accomplish your goals or daily tasks. At work a good example would be customer service. If … 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
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
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
Improving Relationships At Work
Building working relationships with those we work with each day is very important. Not only do these relationships make our work life better, but they also make the workplace better. A few years back we hired two new medical assistants at the same time, they were wonderful women who had worked together in another practice … 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
Often, when I have conversations with people I will ask about their employment and how they like their job. I usually hear one of two things; “I love my job, or I hate my job.” There are times when I might hear, “My job is okay, I am glad I have one, but it is … 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