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Preventing Coworker Problems

Preventing Coworker Problems

We all know that when you are working with people you will always have people problems.  There is just no getting around it. If it is not personality issues it may be work styles, general attitudes or beliefs. We are humans, and we are different from each other, which is a beautiful thing, yet it … Continue reading

Do Not Fear Change

Do Not Fear Change

Facing change in any area of our life can have its challenges.  Sometimes change brings the feeling of excitement, but it can also bring feelings of fear. Change can bring on a multitude of emotions even before the actual “change” has occurred.  We feed ourselves with thoughts of what the change will be like, yet we … Continue reading

Keep Digging

Keep Digging

“There is no value in digging shallow wells in a hundred places.   Decide on one place and dig deep.   Even if you encounter a rock, use dynamite and keep going down.   If you leave that to dig another well, all the first effort is wasted and there is no proof you won’t … Continue reading

Did She Steal Or Not?

Did She Steal Or Not?

When challenged about ethical standards people can feel backed into a corner and begin what is called “creative labeling” or “making exceptions”  for their decision or behavior as in the example below. An employee was responsible for ordering supplies for the office and the supply company she orders from always has some sort of give-away … Continue reading

Making A Winning Work Team

Making A Winning Work Team

Working on a team can be a lot of fun, but there also can be difficult times where team members do not see eye-to-eye. Open communication is the key to working through the difficult times and achieving results that make the team stronger. There are several characteristics that successful teams possess that attribute to their … Continue reading

You Are Braver Than You Believe

You Are Braver Than You Believe

  “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” – Dr. Seuss I love this quote from Dr. Seuss because when the unexpected happens and takes us by surprise, we can forget for a moment our true abilities and who … Continue reading

Take A Break

Take A Break

Our home and work lives are so busy we forget to take even a minute for ourselves.  An important self-help tool that you need to remember to use to get through these days is called “take a break.” Step back just for 5 minutes a few times a day and do some of the following exercises … Continue reading

There Are Advantages To Conflict

There Are Advantages To Conflict

Conflict in itself is neither good nor bad, it is just conflict.  It is how people handle the conflict that will determine if it leads to a positive or negative outcome. Conflict is bound to happen at work.  We have our own ideas and personalities that play into our everyday encounters with our co-workers, and … Continue reading

You Can Become Happy

You Can Become Happy

  “Happiness is a conditioning of the mind and body so that happiness is totally within the way you perceive things and handle situations in life. You choose to be happy; happiness doesn’t choose you.” – Charmaine Smith Ladd Happy Friday, enjoy today!

Why Kindness Works

Why Kindness Works

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around”. -Leo Buscaglia By practicing the skill of “being present” when we are with others, we will have more opportunities … Continue reading