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We Work Together, We Are A Team

We Work Together, We Are A Team

A common mistake business owners or managers make when bringing together a work team is that all team members will fit together and function well right away. This just is not so, each team player needs to first understand what his/her purpose is as an individual player before they can move into a team position.  … Continue reading

Creating A Well Functioning Team

Creating A Well Functioning Team

Putting together a work team is not an easy task.  Just because we use the term “team” it doesn’t necessarily mean that the people in the group feel or work together as a team.  The making of a really well-functioning team takes time and trust, which does not happen right away, yet there has to … Continue reading

Pursuit Of Happiness

Pursuit Of Happiness

  To feel good and thrive, researchers say that people need a 3:1 positivity ration.  That means we need to hear three positive statements for every negative statement. Having a positive attitude has been linked to mind-body-spirit benefits including: Greater creativity and increased intuition Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of stroke. Increased resilience and … Continue reading

The Need For Customer Service Feedback

The Need For Customer Service Feedback

Having good employees should not be the exception it should be the rule. Finding good employees is another blog post altogether, but you must find them if you want your company to have good reviews and customers that return and refer their family and friends. I had an interesting experience with a company that we … Continue reading

Four Leadership Attributes

Four Leadership Attributes

What inspires employees to do their best?  I think there are many things, but one is to be lead by someone who is doing their best and invites them to work side-by-side with them. There are so many great leaders today, and in history from whom we can glean knowledge to improve our management and … Continue reading

Leaders Show The Way

Leaders Show The Way

Often, people feel they cannot be a leader unless someone gives them the title.  This simply is not true.  If you believe you are called to be a leader and helping others to achieve their best potential is your passion, then you will do it. A title is just a title.  Being a leader is … Continue reading

Employee Value

Employee Value

When working with small business owners and their managers I often will hear that they struggle with getting their staff to really own their job tasks.  My first question to them when I hear this is “Do they know their purpose in the business?” and this question is followed by “Do they know how much … Continue reading