Tagged with management

Persistence Is The Key

Persistence Is The Key

If I had to come up with one word to describe my two decades of being a medical office manager and team leader it would be, “Persistence.”  Without it I would have given up and missed out on all of the great experiences I have had with those I have been privileged to work with.  … 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

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

Management Is Not For The Faint of Heart

Management Is Not For The Faint of Heart

Being in a management position is not for the “Faint of Heart.” (Definition: Lacking courage to face something difficult) Understanding the people we work with each day is difficult.  We think we understand what someone is asking or telling us only to find out that we did not. As a manager this can be an … Continue reading

The Greatness Inside

The Greatness Inside

I was perusing quotes and pictures on the internet last night I came upon this picture.  The more I looked at it and studied the image along with the message the more it moved my inter-being and reminded me that I can accomplish my goals. For many when the New Year begins it brings a … Continue reading

Evaluating Your Management Skills

Evaluating Your Management Skills

“The task of management is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant.”                                                 ~ Peter Drucker What does it take to be a good manager? Before you can effectively and successfully manage other people, you need to know about yourself and your management abilities. At a … Continue reading

Employee Appreciation Day, Backfired…

Employee Appreciation Day, Backfired…

As I boarded the Airporter bus, on the way home from my trip, several airport employees were also boarding the bus heading home after a long days work.  There was a lot of talk going on between them as it had been “employee appreciation day” at work.  By the conversations it was easy to tell … Continue reading

Sometimes You Need To “Burn the Ships”

Sometimes You Need To “Burn the Ships”

Last week my blog posts were about an office managers workshop that I presented at. The material that I used for the workshop was based on the book “The Supermanager” by Greg Blencoe. This is the third “Supermanger” workshop that I have presented in the past year and I can say that each of the … Continue reading

Do You Want To Be A Leader?

Being Memorial weekend we give honor to those who have given their lives to give us more.  No matter what rank they held in what service branch, each person who has served their country in this manner is a Leader and we thank you for giving of yourself and for far too many your life…. … Continue reading