3 Employees You Should Fire Immediately

Some employees just aren’t worth keeping around. Does your office have any of these types of people? As a business owner, your time is limited; you hired a team of capable professionals because there’s no way you can do it all. Even if your organization runs like a well-oiled machine, there’s usually at least oneContinue reading “3 Employees You Should Fire Immediately”

Why Keeping a Commitment is Critical To Your Influence – 3 Reasons Integrity Is Key To Your Success

In most cases when we tend to think of somebody with integrity, we think of somebody we can count on to come through on whatever they promise.  Unfortunately, that is not always a real safe bet these days. Over the past few years I have really noticed a change in the way we use theContinue reading “Why Keeping a Commitment is Critical To Your Influence – 3 Reasons Integrity Is Key To Your Success”

Why You Need to Be BORED

When was the last time you were bored? I’d be willing to bet that you can’t remember. If I’m right, it’s because, in 2018, no one ever has to be bored. That smartphone super computer you carry around in your pocket or purse guarantees it. Don’t know what to do next? There’s always an InstagramContinue reading “Why You Need to Be BORED”

HOW TO GET OVER DISAPPOINTMENT

Feeling disappointed?  It happens more and more these days and it sure doesn’t feel good, but just maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem.  Just maybe you can still get over disappointment. However, you of course don’t know that yet. You feel disappointed because of unfulfilled expectations. What you expected would happen, didn’t, andContinue reading “HOW TO GET OVER DISAPPOINTMENT”

Favoritism….It’s ugly.

As management professionals, we’re the ones responsible for keeping the employees at our organizations happy and productive. This goal is hard to reach if there is favoritism or nepotism on the job, especially if it’s allowed to grow unchecked. Favoritism is exactly what it sounds like: favoring someone not because he or she is doingContinue reading “Favoritism….It’s ugly.”

Dishonesty is for losers!

A fellow who bills himself as an industry marketing expert recently sent me an email. It was a very well put together, nice-looking offer to procure more than 200 marketing ideas. To learn them all, I had to provide him with my contact information. This guy made a critical error, from my perspective. He sent threeContinue reading “Dishonesty is for losers!”

Stress Sucks…

Relationship stress Being in a relationship can cause everyday pressures for all of us, but some individuals may be experiencing symptoms of stress that may be a direct result of the relationships they are in. Relationship stress is not only apparent in intimate or married couples. It is very common to experience relationship stress betweenContinue reading “Stress Sucks…”

Employee Performance Reviews

Employee performance evaluations are an important part of managing your business. While few managers and probably even fewer employees look forward to these reviews, they can be very useful tools. The performance evaluation process can force managers to objectively look at the employee’s capabilities, and provide guidance to help the employee improve. Reviews can beContinue reading “Employee Performance Reviews”

It’s OK to Fire Bad Customers!

Why It’s OK to Fire Your Bad Customers How to deal with customers who cause you grief, stress and cost you money. Have you ever had “that” customer? The one whose name popping up in your inbox (or on your phone) just makes you cringe? They’ll usually make huge, unreasonable demands, pester you for discountsContinue reading “It’s OK to Fire Bad Customers!”

Great leader or no?

Management is meant to be rational and reasonable.  Though, anyone who has been in an organization and been capable of fogging a mirror knows that this is not true. Organizations are full of people.  Where there are people, there is ego, competition, conflict, crisis, politics…and that is on a good day. The problem of reasonableContinue reading “Great leader or no?”