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4 Ways To Care For Your Employees

4 Ways To Care For Your Employees

Working with small businesses I will often hear the employees say that they do not feel that their supervisors really care about them.  They are just there to do a job.  While it is true, they are there to do a job, employees need to know that their supervisors and employers care that they are … Continue reading

Coworker Conflictp

Coworker Conflictp

This past weekend I had the privilege of speaking with medical professionals at a conference in Toronto, Canada.  One of the topics we talked about was handling workplace conflict. We all know that when you are working with people you are bound to have conflict.  It is just a fact of life.  The point of … Continue reading

Developing A Workplace Vision

Developing A Workplace Vision

Today, on my coaching call with members of the Virtual Practice Management Institute I talked about workplace/business visions.  The main point I was making is if the employees do not know the vision/mission of the business how can employers expect them to buy in and become engaged with the business? First and foremost he business … Continue reading

Helping To Motivate One Another

Helping To Motivate One Another

A common mistake business owners and managers make is thinking what motivates one person on their team will motivate everyone on the team.  This just is not so. Each person is different thus what makes them tick and desire to perform can be quite different. For most people their motivation to do things is intrinsic, … Continue reading

Creating Value In Employees

Creating Value In Employees

All employers want great employees. Yet it seems that a lot of the employers I speak to their number one issue is employee problems. What I find interesting is that I rarely hear employers talk about how great their employees are and it makes me wonder if the employees know what value they have in … Continue reading

Unhappy At Work

Unhappy At Work

According to a Gallup poll of more 1 million employed U.S. workers, it was concluded that the number 1 reason people quit their job is a bad boss or immediate supervisor. Gallup stated that their survey showed that “People leave managers not companies…in the end; turnover is mostly a management issue.” Although this survey points … Continue reading

Choose The Monday Happy Challenge

Choose The Monday Happy Challenge

“Monday, Monday, so good to me Monday mornin’, it was all I hoped it would be….” Happy Monday to you all! Do you know if you asked 100 people if they are happy to go to work Monday morning you would probably get a 50/50 answer between yes and no. We all would love to … Continue reading

Empowerment Comes From Within

Empowerment Comes From Within

  Empowerment is a term regarding a business management style where managers give staff members the power to make certain decisions within boundaries. This is a definition of empowerment: Empowerment is the process of enabling or authorizing an employee to think, behave, and take action, and control work and decision-making in autonomous way with the job tasks … Continue reading

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