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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

The Strength Of Teamwork

The Strength Of Teamwork

Ken Blanchard’s quote “None of us is as smart as all of us” is one of my favorites that I use often when consulting or lecturing. It is when a group of people who work together realizes that it is their combined knowledge and effort that makes the difference, that they become a real team. … Continue reading

Are You A Creative Person?

Are You A Creative Person?

Have you ever wondered if you would be considered a “Creative” person?  Maybe you like to create things such as sewing a quilt, painting a picutre or growing a garden, but do not feel that you would be considered a “Creative” person? The Huffington Post has an excellent article (link below) titled “18 Things Highly … Continue reading

A Manager’s Vacation Dread

A Manager’s Vacation Dread

Recently I was gone from the office for a couple of weeks on vacation.  Going on vacation can be a double-edged sword.  You really want to go and have a great time and not think about work (which is what a vacation is for), yet as the vacation draws to a close you dread going … Continue reading

Developing Good Listening Skills

Developing Good Listening Skills

Have you ever really paid attention to how you listen to someone when they are speaking to you? Do you always give them your full attention?  I remember when my children were young and they would come and ask for a snack to eat and it seemed that I would always immediately say no, but … Continue reading

Resolving Personality Conflict In The Workplace

Resolving Personality Conflict In The Workplace

One of the most time consuming issues that a manager deals with is staff personality conflict. Of all the tough issues that are dealt with, this one has no simple solution because when personalities conflict, you cannot make those involved change their personalities. What needs to happen is try to find ways that they can … Continue reading

Making Wise Decisions

Making Wise Decisions

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday.  I have just returned from a nice long Holiday with my family traveling around Southern Italy. It is good to be back home and getting back into my routine. Wishing you all a great day, enjoy each moment! “A Word From The Wise” In the words of an old proverb, … Continue reading

Too Many Office Policies

Too Many Office Policies

We all know we need to have some rules at work in order to keep things running smoothly and efficiently.  But what types of rules and how many should there be? This can be a pretty tough question, as many times it depends on the type of business, the business owner, and the people who … Continue reading