Filed under Self-motivation

How Are You Doing At Work?

How Are You Doing At Work?

The desire to be a great employee begins and ends with you.  Only you can make the decision every day to make the effort to be the best at what you do even when you are just starting out in a new position. Many people today in the workforce believe that it is the employers … Continue reading

Putting Your People First

Putting Your People First

Being a manager of people is not a job for the light-hearted.  It can be difficult and stressful.  It is important as manager to never think you know it all, because managing is a life-long learning journey.   Awhile back I came upon an older article in the Harvard Business Review on “What Great Managers Do”. … Continue reading

A Secret of Managerial Success

A Secret of Managerial Success

“My beautiful mother is no longer here with me but her valuable work ethic lessons play over in my head each day at work.  It is important that we develop good training systems and programs in our workplace to not only make the business run better, but to teach valuable work standards to our employees.” … Continue reading

What Makes A Great Work Environment?

What Makes A Great Work Environment?

One of the most common problems I hear from employers at this time is a not having enough staff to run their business and grow.  Many employers as we know lost employees at the beginning of the pandemic and have not been able to replace them.  The employee pool is quite shallow currently as well … Continue reading

Thank you! (Is it that hard?)

Thank you! (Is it that hard?)

I was talking with a colleague about employees and how to inspire them to do their best. One of the suggestions I had was to let their staff know how much they are appreciated and to tell them thank you each day for their contribution to the success of their business. I was a bit … Continue reading

Cross Training for Function not Dysfunction

Cross Training for Function not Dysfunction

No one staff member should ever be indispensable to a practice. All staff members should beequally trained in their position and then some. Every staff member should learn certain job tasks and procedures besides their own daily job tasks.Remember, this is why we developed protocols. There is a certain danger in having some tasks onlylearned … Continue reading

Do What You Do So Well….

Do What You Do So Well….

There is something to be said when you find what works and when duplicated it produces the same successful result, that you should not mess with it. It may be a system that you have come up with to accomplish your goals or daily tasks. At work a good example would be customer service.  If … Continue reading

What’s Up With My Employees?

What’s Up With My Employees?

When working with business owners I will often get asked the question, “What’s up with my employees?” Usually after talking with them or management staff person I will find out the problem is that the employees are not engaged with their job or the business as the owner would expect. Business owners know that the … Continue reading

Being Effective

Being Effective

Peter Drucker has been called by many “The inventor of Modern Management.” He has written multiple books on the topic and believed it was the people working together that made the magic happen in organizations, no matter the size. He found that successful people whether they were the business owners, managers or employees all followed … Continue reading

Getting Others To Contribute

Getting Others To Contribute

What inspires employees to think about what they can do to contribute to the overall success of the business?    Of course, there are probably many different answers, but I personally think one of the key elements for this to happen is to be led by someone who is doing their best at what they … Continue reading