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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

One of the Worst Employee Types

One of the Worst Employee Types

Today, the employee issue I am going to discuss is one that I do not tolerate in my practice.   It is Friday the 13th and this employee type is definitely bad luck for any workplace. This bad habit can come in three different forms and sometimes all three wrapped into one employee. They will make … Continue reading

Negative Complaining Co-workers

Negative Complaining Co-workers

Today we will continue to look at “why we do not like to listen to some people.”  The negative, complaining coworkers, drip, drip, drip.  They grate on us like nails on a chalkboard.  Can they not find one positive thing to say? People who are just negative and do nothing but complain usually have a … Continue reading

Do You Listen To Understand?

Do You Listen To Understand?

  The past two days my posts have been about why we do not like listen to some people and how the bad traits they have can effect our workplaces and homes. Tomorrow we will continue discussing more of these unpleasant encounters and how to best handle them. Happy Wednesday!

When Judgmental People Speak

When Judgmental People Speak

Yesterday my blog was about one of the “7 Deadly Sins of Speaking” that Julian Treasure speaks of in his TED talk (see link below). The topic was gossip. We learned reasons why people gossip and what gossip does to our workplace. Today we are going to tackle people who are “judgmental” of what others … Continue reading

Why Don’t People Listen? The Gossiper

Why Don’t People Listen? The Gossiper

This week we are going to look at why people do not want to listen to others and the effects it can have in the workplace.. Julian Treasure addresses what he calls the “7 Deadly Sins Of Speaking” on a TED talk (link below). As I listened to him I began to think about how … Continue reading

Time Really Can Be Money Saved

Time Really Can Be Money Saved

As an office manager I often will find myself doing simple tasks, which take time, instead of delegating them to other office staff. When a business owner or management staff does this they are costing the business unnecessary expense. Do you know what your time and each employee’s time is worth in dollars and cents?  … Continue reading

Managers, Keep Your Wits About You

Managers, Keep Your Wits About You

In the office, the other day,  I mentioned a situation where a business acquaintance was at an event and they were “three sheets to the wind.” One of my staff members asked what I meant by that phrase. I explained that it describes when a person is inebriated and many times depending on how inebriated … Continue reading

Why You May Not Like Your Coworker

Why You May Not Like Your Coworker

When consulting with medical practices one of the most common problems that will come up is staff issues. These will vary, but I can usually count on hearing why one or more employees doesn’t like someone they have to work with. I thought this week in my blog posts I would talk about some of the … Continue reading

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