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Leadership vs Business Vision

Leadership vs Business Vision

The leader(s) of a business need to know the vision for the company and also the vision they have for themselves.  They need to keep their personal leadership vision in front of them each day and the business vision in front of the team members. It is vitally important that the leader encourage everyone and … Continue reading

What Are The Rules?

What Are The Rules?

At a recent meeting I was talking with a couple of office managers and the topic of employee policy manuals came up.  I asked them if they had them and if so, what types of policies did they have. Sharing ideas with colleagues is a great way to learn what could work better in your … Continue reading

What Is Wrong With My Employee?

What Is Wrong With My Employee?

It often happens when an employer or manager notices that an employee has a change in work behavior they fail to address it, hoping it will just go away. Changes in an employe’s work behavior usually will not auto-correct if it continues for more than a few days.  We all have things that come up … Continue reading

Take A Healthy Break At Work

Take A Healthy Break At Work

Whether you work in a medical office, retail store, or factory, it really doesn’t matter when it comes to needing that 5-minute breather or what I call “a mental health moment.”  Things do not have to be hectic or stressed in order to take one of these “mini trips.” Now you might be thinking there … Continue reading

Focus For Success

Focus For Success

I like the phrase “chewable bite-sized portions” and try to apply it to my “To Do” list of things.  The only way to accomplish a lot is to do one little thing at a time. You must break the list down into  “bite-sized portions” and then begin. It is a process.  First you must make … Continue reading

There Is Always Room For Improvement

There Is Always Room For Improvement

“The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.” ~Helmut Schmidt I was talking with a small business owner recently about the continual need for change in your business. She asked me “What if your business is doing things that have been very successful with your products, and customers should you still look … Continue reading

Great Leaders Are Persistent

Great Leaders Are Persistent

Persistence is a quality of all great leaders.  If they were not persistent no one would want to follow them.  Humans want a leader they know will see them through until the end.  Military leaders are excellent examples of those who persist no matter what and they always have their troop’s best interest at the forefront of all … Continue reading

Be On Top Of Your Game On Friday!

Be On Top Of Your Game On Friday!

Happy Friday!  Statistics show that by the time Friday, the end of most work weeks, gets here employees who work Monday through Friday give less effort to their work as the week progresses. Effort is a choice.  You get to choose each day, minute, and moment what effort you will give at your job. Be … Continue reading

At The End Of The Day We are Accountable To Ourselves

At The End Of The Day We are Accountable To Ourselves

Over the next few posts I will cover several traits that great leaders posses.  I hope you will not only enjoy them, but will pick up pearls from their wisdom. Accountability: Becoming a great leader takes time, perseverance, training and passion. There are several key qualities that great leaders posses and one of these is accountability. … Continue reading

How Can You Love Your Job?

How Can You Love Your Job?

How do you feel about your job?  Do you love it or hate it?  Or is your job just okay and will do for the time being while you figure out what you really want to do? The latest Gallup Poll showed that 70% of Americans hate their job.  That is a pretty amazing fact!  Yet … Continue reading