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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

Are You Making The Connection?

Are You Making The Connection?

“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude and that will either enable you to connect and win them over or it will alienate them from you.”  John Maxwell is one of my favorite writers and speakers.  This quote of his above is one that resonates with me.  Attitude is such a critical … Continue reading

What Type Of Team Do You Work On?

What Type Of Team Do You Work On?

Team meetings or huddles are very important in keeping everyone on the team connected together.  Often times what happens is only one person (whoever is leading the meeting) is the only one who gives input or direction during these meetings so in reality many of the team members can feel disconnected. It is important that … 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

You Need To Listen To Solve The Problem

You Need To Listen To Solve The Problem

When I was at a conference a couple of months ago a Malpractice Attorney was speaking on how to handle problems with patients or clients to keep them from escalating and becoming serious issues.  The attorney said that most problems can be solved if we would just take the time ask questions and then listen … Continue reading

When A Coworker Is Not A Team Player

When A Coworker Is Not A Team Player

One of my clients told me they were having a problem with a new front office reception person.  He said they checked out all of his background references and he passed with flying colors.  Now that he has been working with them for several weeks the entire workplace team has noticed that their new reception … Continue reading