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What Type Of Pants Do You Wear?

What Type Of Pants Do You Wear?

We need more positive people in our workplace and life in general. We can do this if each of us learns to develop a healthy positive attitude. Not only will we become colleagues with whom others will want to work, but we will be happier individuals as well.  Life is too short not to want … Continue reading

Pay Positive Attention At Work

Pay Positive Attention At Work

No matter how hard we may try to provide a positive work environment, stress seems to find a way of slipping in the door. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), of employees surveyed between 40-50% have reported that their job is “very” stressful and 26% report frequent burnout or stress from their employment.  … Continue reading

It’s Never Their Fault!

It’s Never Their Fault!

Have you ever worked with a blamer?  This argumentative, personality is a very difficult one to deal with. People who are like this truly believe that someone or something else is always to blame. I clearly remember one time when I had the “opportunity” to work with a blamer.  I say “opportunity” because it was … Continue reading

Management Is Not For The Faint of Heart

Management Is Not For The Faint of Heart

Being in a management position is not for the “Faint of Heart.” (Definition: Lacking courage to face something difficult) Understanding the people we work with each day is difficult.  We think we understand what someone is asking or telling us only to find out that we did not. As a manager this can be an … Continue reading

Your Heart and Mind Are Strong

Your Heart and Mind Are Strong

Whenever you have thoughts of failure or lack of achievement, stop. Instead of entertaining negative thoughts think about all of the things you have accomplished so far. Give yourself a pat on the back and say out loud, “I am awesome and I will move forward on my journey.” Then take a few minutes to … Continue reading

Be Fearlessly Authentic

Be Fearlessly Authentic

If you are a manager, team leader or business owner there is one facet of your character that must stand out to those you lead and that is “authenticity.” Your people want to know who you really are.  Many times when a person is put into a position of “leadership” they feel they must act … Continue reading

Think Time Equals A Creative Mind

Think Time Equals A Creative Mind

I’m always impressed when I meet curious people. They ask questions and have a true interest in how or why things are the way they are. They also learn a lot because they ask questions. You might compare this to a young child who continually is asking “why?” or “how come?” They do not stop asking … Continue reading

Seek Wisdom

Seek Wisdom

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday.  I am looking forward to spending some time with family and friends during the upcoming Holiday Season.  A wise habit to adopt is to say what you are grateful for each morning before you get out of bed.  I can guarantee your day will be better if you do. Wishing … Continue reading

It Is Just The Way I am….

It Is Just The Way I am….

I was having a conversation the other day with a manager of a small business.  We were discussing how to handle employee problems, and she mentioned when she has to address mistakes or bad behavior with employees she tends to have a short fuse and can be pretty harsh.  After she said this, she immediately said: “But that … Continue reading

Handling Confrontation

Handling Confrontation

Being in a management position I cannot say that I enjoy confrontations with my employer or staff members. Although, over the years I have become better at handling confrontation when it does happen, and at times have enjoyed the challenge of turning the situation around positively. There are a few techniques that I have learned … Continue reading