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How Do You Hire Super-Stars?

How Do You Hire Super-Stars?

I’m not sure if there are many employers or managers who really like looking for new employees.  I know we want to hire great people who will enhance our team, but the task of looking for the right person and actually finding them can be a daunting task. Time spent looking for just the right … Continue reading

10 Ways Germs Are Passed At Work

10 Ways Germs Are Passed At Work

We need to work so we all want to stay healthy, especially during this time of bad flus and viruses.  There are certain way that we can help from spreading germs while at work. Think about your workspace, if you are the only one using the space it is easier to keep it clean.  If … Continue reading

We Do Have A Choice

We Do Have A Choice

On my coaching call yesterday, we were discussing the topic of “Mindset” and how we have the ability to change our mindset.  I told the listeners about a time when I was speaking at a conference on the topic of “Creating a Great Workplace Environment” and this manager came up to me afterward and thank … Continue reading

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