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Creating Peace When You Disagree

Creating Peace When You Disagree

It can be difficult when you work closely with someone who has an opinions or beliefs that you totally disagree with. The reality is that there are no two people who think alike and have beliefs exactly the same. When you come across situations like this there are ways to handle them without it causing … Continue reading

Why Can’t I Remember…

Why Can’t I Remember…

There are times when I think my memory is failing me and it is scary.  These times usually happen when there is a lot on my plate and more is being piled on. A friend of mine once told me this is called “input overload stress syndrome.” I had never heard of it, but it … Continue reading

Understanding Coworkers

Understanding Coworkers

Understanding people is probably one of the most difficult things we encounter each day at work (unless you work alone).  We think we understand what someone is asking of us only to find out that we did not. As a manager this can be an area of frustration.  You ask a staff member to do … Continue reading

Are You Reliable?

Are You Reliable?

“Undertake not what you cannot perform, but be careful to keep your promise.” ~ George Washington How many times have you been disappointed by a business that promised you something and then failed to deliver? I am sure we all have been there, but when is happens we tend to lose our “faith” in their promises and … Continue reading

Is Your Workplace Sick?

Is Your Workplace Sick?

If you have been following my blog for any length of time you know that my workplace loves to have fun. Our workplace culture belief is to make those who enter our door to enjoy and have a good time during their visit. The only way that this can happen is if we, the employees, are … Continue reading

Less Stress For The Holidays

Less Stress For The Holidays

How did the Holiday Season sneak up on us so quickly this year?  With only 13 shopping days left until Christmas Eve I have found myself more behind in planning this year than any prior year, what happened? I have not purchased one gift yet!  As I reflected on this I realized I have been … Continue reading

Constructive Criticism Is Not Always Easy

Constructive Criticism Is Not Always Easy

As a manager there are times when we must tell an employee they have done something wrong and it should never happen again.  If the employee is a good worker and has a pretty good track record it will help when telling them, because you can sandwich good things that they have done around the news of … Continue reading

Job Stress Is On The Rise

Job Stress Is On The Rise

I awoke very early this morning and started thinking about all of the people who had to be at work for “Black Friday” sales.  Those who work in retail during this time of year can encounter a lot of demanding customers, which is stressful. Since I do not work in retail, I was wondering if … Continue reading

Make Today Count

Make Today Count

In John Maxwell’s book, “Make Today Count” he talks about managing the discipline of priorities.  If you are like most people, this can be like riding a roller coaster.  We climb to great heights one day and then find ourselves on a downward spiral another. Mr. Maxwell states that he has disciplined his priorities by … Continue reading

You Can Do It!

You Can Do It!

Far too often we have things on our list we need to get done, but just do not want to do them.  Maybe they are time-consuming or difficult.  Whatever the reason we tend to put them off until they feel like an anchor weighing us down.  I heard a speaker talk on this very subject … Continue reading