Tagged with problem solving

What Do You Do With Stink Bombs?

What Do You Do With Stink Bombs?

Problems are bound to come up, If it is not today or tomorrow, you can pretty much guarantee that the day after you will be faced with some sort of problem either at home or work.  My good friend, Rem Jackson the CEO of Top Practices says that you can expect 2-3 big stink bombs a year.  … Continue reading

Become Resilient

Become Resilient

During challenging and difficult times at work when changes are taking place and there is uncertainty of how things will end up, we can allow ourselves to become uptight and stressed. What we really need to do is to become resilient. Since Memorial Day is tomorrow I began thinking about the soldiers who fight for … Continue reading

How Are Your Customers Treated?

How Are Your Customers Treated?

Every business depends on customers of some type.  Without them they would no longer be in business.  It is highly important that business owners hire the right person to represent their company as these are the people who are going to be serving their customers in some capacity. The other day a colleague and I … Continue reading

Colliding Coworkers

Colliding Coworkers

I have said it many times before today, when you are working with people you will always have people problems.  There is just no getting around it.  If it is not personalities that “rub” then it will be  work styles, general attitude or beliefs. We are humans and we are different, this is a wonderful … Continue reading

Friday’s Thoughtful Thought…

Friday’s Thoughtful Thought…

  We hear the saying “be careful for what you wish for” but what about “be careful what your thoughts dwell on?”  We can become toxic with bad, unhealthy thoughts.  Seek to dwell upon the positive, even when it may be hard to find. Have a wonderful Friday and a fantastic weekend!       … Continue reading

Recovering From Setbacks

Recovering From Setbacks

“How you rebound from a setback speaks volumes about who you are.” ~ Unknown Setbacks are just part of life. They come in all sizes and varying levels of impact. It is important when we encounter small setbacks to get ourselves on the road to recovery quickly. There are three key steps to get the … 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

A Team Building Idea

A Team Building Idea

Business owners and managers are always trying to come up with new team building strategies.  Their hope is to have events that will cause their team members to grow closer together.  The closer the team members are, the more trust and willingness they will have to work through the hard times together.  If you have … 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

Business Opportunities and Standards

Business Opportunities and Standards

  I am visiting my Aunt this week on the east coast and had the opportunity today to get my hair done by a local salon that was owned by a man I will call Danny.  I always enjoy going to different places of business so that I can experience how they conduct business and … Continue reading