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Its Huddle Time

Its Huddle Time

Morning huddles with your team are a great way to start your day! Tina@Toppractices.com Top Practices Virtual Practice Management Institute

Called to Leadership?

Called to Leadership?

Yesterday Trevor Nagle, ABD, on his blog Leadership Musings of a Skeptical Positivist, had a great article regarding leadership.  (I have posted the link below to his blog) Trevor addresses how a person who is a “Producer” at work can be mistaken as one who is called to be a “Leader.”  This actually happens often … Continue reading

The Necessity of a Good Job Description

The Necessity of a Good Job Description

Are job descriptions necessary? This is a good question, and for many places of business none exist. How many jobs can you think of that have more steps than making widgets on a manufacturing line? It might be okay to not have a detailed job description if the job tasks are very few; “take peg … Continue reading

What Does It Take To Be A Successful Coach?

What Does It Take To Be A Successful Coach?

Coaching a team, whether it is a work team or sports team can be difficult and rewarding and sometimes both in the same day.  Getting the players in the right positions, providing them instruction and training to carry out their position takes time and patience on the coach’s part. Successful coaches take time to prepare. … Continue reading

Struggling With Your Self-Esteem At Work

Struggling With Your Self-Esteem At Work

 The article below is from Psychology Today’s website and is about a subject that flies below the radar in most workplaces, but is really very prevalent.  There are so many people who suffer from low self-esteem at work, but they never let others know.  More important, they do not know what they can do about … Continue reading

Workplace Confrontations

Workplace Confrontations

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock the stream always wins.  Not through strength, but through persistence.” ~ Unknown When confrontation in the workplace used to happen I would get very upset and flustered which hindered my communication.  I would stammer, stumble and shake and it made matters worse.  Some confronters are very … Continue reading

Acting On Hearsay

Acting On Hearsay

Recently I have had a few different encounters where someone has given me information about another person, organization or business that was negative.  Not that at times we should not warn another about a bad experience or outcome that we have had, but with my encounters they wanted me to actually take some action on … Continue reading

The Sting Of A Harsh Word

Your boss or supervisor is not in a good mood today and you found out unexpectedly by just asking a simple question.  Ouch!  Their sharp response can hurt especially if they snap their answer and are disrespectful.  What do you do? Do you just go back to your desk feeling hurt, dejected, and angry?  No, … Continue reading

Employee Downers…Do You Cause Them?

As a business owner, supervisor or manager you have the opportunity to set the tone each day for your employees/co-workers and they are looking to you to do so.  With more recent surveys showing that employee morale is on a steady downward spiral we need to take a good look at what might be causing … Continue reading