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When Personal Issues Come To Work

When Personal Issues Come To Work

  When you work for a small company, in a small building it can be difficult not to become too personal with your coworkers. Maintaining good relationships with those you work with is essential in creating a great work environment, but there is that fine line of where sharing too much personal information may end … Continue reading

Nasty Encounters

Nasty Encounters

Not all bullies at work are our coworkers, more times than not the bullies we encounter at work are people who come from the outside, like our customers. Most of the time we have wonderful customers who we love to help, but every once in a while we get one of those, nasty, bully type … Continue reading

The Expectations of Managers and Their Staff

The Expectations of Managers and Their Staff

If you ask any manager they will tell you that it is almost impossible to give an actual accounting of what each employee does, every minute of the day, unless they are micromanaging their staff. Managers do know what their staff’s job tasks and responsibilities are, and they should know if they are being completed … Continue reading

Managing Employee Conflict

Managing Employee Conflict

If I have said this once, I have said it 100 times, “when you are working with people you will always have people problems.” There is just no getting around it.  If it is not personalities that “rub” then it will be  work styles, general attitude or beliefs. We are humans and we are different, … Continue reading

Keeping Employees Productive

Keeping Employees Productive

As an Office Manager, I have come to the realization if I do not make sure that my staff has good functioning equipment to do their work that I am creating a bad situation. It is only a matter of time before they get sick and tired of not being able to function to their … Continue reading

Multiply by Collaboration

Multiply by Collaboration

“When you work together with teammates, you can do remarkable things.  If you work alone, you leave a lot of victories on the table.  Collaboration has a multiplying effect on everything you do because it releases and harnesses not only your skills, but also those of everyone on the team.” ~ John Maxwell What does … Continue reading

How To Communicate Better

How To Communicate Better

Whether it be at work or in your personal life there is always room to learn how to communicate better.  At work it is especially important that we have good communication skills so we can get our message across to our supervisor, co-workers and those that we serve daily in our job position. “Communication is … Continue reading

Turning The Half-Hearted Into Champions

Turning The Half-Hearted Into Champions

“There is no such thing as a half-hearted champion” ~ John Maxwell Definition of half-hearted – “without enthusiasm” I am sure there are thousands upon thousands of people every day that go to work “half-hearted.”  The reason for this can range from personal issues to disliking their job (and 100 reasons in between these). Is … Continue reading

Is Patching Leaks Ever The Answer?

Is Patching Leaks Ever The Answer?

“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”  ~ Warren Buffet Warren Buffet has stated that you should find a job you love going to because why would you want to jump out of bed to go … Continue reading