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Experience Is The Best Teacher

Experience Is The Best Teacher

When talking to a young business owner recently she told me that she was frustrated at how hard it was to own a business, run a business and oversee employees who worked in her business.  She thought it would be easier.  One of her biggest frustrations was employees and the lack of their doing the … Continue reading

Clear The Air During A Heated Conversation

Clear The Air During A Heated Conversation

  When working with a client recently they expressed they were having some difficulty working with a person whom they outsourced some business tasks.  Whenever there “seems” to be an error on submitted paperwork to the contractor they call the manager and speak to them in a condescending and accusatory way. The manager is knowledgeable … Continue reading

A Pleasant Hiring Experience

A Pleasant Hiring Experience

Hiring new staff members is not one of my favorite things to do.  Why?  Because it costs money (lots of it), and if you make a wrong hiring choice you have lost time and more money for the organization.  But recently because of growth we have found our practice in need of hiring two new … Continue reading

Hiring? Remember The Happy Factor

Hiring? Remember The Happy Factor

When hiring a new person we (the employer/manager) have certain expectations they are to meet, at least in our minds. But does the new hire know these expectations? Have they been listed out and explained in detail? Most of the time the answer is no, and I as a manager have been guilty of this … Continue reading

Make Happy Happen

Make Happy Happen

Last week I stopped by our local pet store to pick up a few things for my Boston Terriers.  As I was walking up to the register one of the clerks was coming up to help me and he said to his coworker, “Boy, I sure do like working with you.” I told him that … Continue reading

10 Questions For Better Leadership

Running any type of business can be difficult. There are more things to think about and take care of then there are hours in our day.  Effective leadership is one of the necessary ingredients to make a business run more efficiently, smoothly and create a great work environment. What defines a good leader. Leading people … Continue reading

Can You See The Finish Line?

Can You See The Finish Line?

The difference between those that reach their goals and those that do not is often the lack of self-motivation. How can we gain motivation to keep moving ahead to the goals we desire?  One way is by understanding the primary reasons for losing or not having motivation in the first place.  Once we understand the … Continue reading

Be Kind To Yourself And Have A Plan

Be Kind To Yourself And Have A Plan

Happy New Year! It is that time of year again when many people make commitments for change in their lives.  It is estimated that 80% of New Years resolutions are broken by February. The problem is once a person fails to keep their resolution they quit instead of starting again until they are successful. It … Continue reading

Creating A Habit For Change

Creating A Habit For Change

Yesterday, I was listening to an interview with John Assaraf and he was talking about creating habits for change that we desire in our life.  As we know making changes is not always easy even when we want the change.  It is a known fact that “90% of heart patients do not stick to the … Continue reading