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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

A Workman Is Worthy Of Their Wages

A Workman Is Worthy Of Their Wages

Being a Sunday School teacher in the way past of my life, I was reminded yesterday of a scripture we use to talk about with our pre-teen class, when one of my young staff members decided it was okay to pull their cell phone out and then work the afternoon at a snail’s pace. “A … Continue reading

What’s A Holiday Tree?

What’s A Holiday Tree?

When speaking with some friend the other day one of them expressed being upset by the fact that at her company they are using the term “Holiday Tree” instead of Christmas tree this year.  She felt like her company was trying to do away with the fact that it was Christmas which was going to … Continue reading

Do You Listen To Understand?

Do You Listen To Understand?

Most conversations at work are not speaker to listener. They end up being speaker to speaker. People talk at each other, reacting immediately to what was said, not listening for understanding to what was said. Because of this the result is poor communication. This can be very frustrating for employees when they work with someone … Continue reading

A One Minute Mindset Shift

A One Minute Mindset Shift

With such busy lives we live it shouldn’t surprise us when our attitudes shift slightly to the “dark side” when there is a disagreement or misunderstanding at work.  For some people it is easier to recover from these moments and others not so easy. The problem is when we cannot recover quickly our priorities, focus … Continue reading

Job Performance Reviews

Job Performance Reviews

When working with managers I have found one area that many find difficult is conducting Job Performance Reviews.  Over the past couple of months, I have compiled five key areas that cause managers to find doing performance reviews difficult. There are no “real” job descriptions Lack of a practical training program to teach the employee … 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

Growth Takes Place In Small Steps

Growth Takes Place In Small Steps

I think most of us want to continue to grow in our personal and work life. There is much to be said for stretching your mind and learning new things. Growth takes risk, stretching our normal boundaries, and sometimes it can cause feelings of fear, stress and anxiety. Is the risk of these difficult feelings … Continue reading

Ask Why…

Ask Why…

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” ~ Richard Branson People do not want to keep job hopping until their find the “Perfect Company” to work for that would provide the three aspects described above, involving, fun and creative. What they can do … 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