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Do You Want To Be Happy?

Do You Want To Be Happy?

We hear and read a lot about being more compassionate toward others these days.  Compassion is something that can be learned, but only if you want to become a more compassionate person. A great place to begin practicing compassion would be at work.  We encounter different people and situations that can challenge us at work … Continue reading

We Work Together, We Are A Team

We Work Together, We Are A Team

A common mistake business owners or managers make when bringing together a work team is that all team members will fit together and function well right away. This just is not so, each team player needs to first understand what his/her purpose is as an individual player before they can move into a team position.  … Continue reading

Perspective….

Perspective….

“There is never just one way to look at something – there are always different perspectives, meanings, and perceptions, depending on who is looking.”  The Blind Men and The Elephant Six blind men were discussing exactly what they believed an elephant to be, since each had heard how strange the creature was, yet none had … Continue reading

Creating A Well Functioning Team

Creating A Well Functioning Team

Putting together a work team is not an easy task.  Just because we use the term “team” it doesn’t necessarily mean that the people in the group feel or work together as a team.  The making of a really well-functioning team takes time and trust, which does not happen right away, yet there has to … Continue reading

Thank You For Your Efforts

Thank You For Your Efforts

Changes at work can be challenging to say the least.  For the most part employees like knowing what they need to do each day and how to get it done correctly.  When restructuring job tasks are necessary due to growth or better methods of keeping the people who do the tasks involved in the process … Continue reading

Putting People In their Place

Putting People In their Place

Why is it that so often when someone does something that we do not like or agree with we think that we should correct them?  Do we really know all of the “correct” answers and think others should think or do what we say?  Maybe we should take Jay’s advice and put ourselves in their … Continue reading

Pursuit Of Happiness

Pursuit Of Happiness

  To feel good and thrive, researchers say that people need a 3:1 positivity ration.  That means we need to hear three positive statements for every negative statement. Having a positive attitude has been linked to mind-body-spirit benefits including: Greater creativity and increased intuition Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of stroke. Increased resilience and … Continue reading

You Need To Listen To Solve The Problem

You Need To Listen To Solve The Problem

When I was at a conference a couple of months ago a Malpractice Attorney was speaking on how to handle problems with patients or clients to keep them from escalating and becoming serious issues.  The attorney said that most problems can be solved if we would just take the time ask questions and then listen … Continue reading