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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

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