Posts Tagged ‘personnel management’

Block Out Negative People

Don’t let negative people discourage you. Listen politely but know when to stop and turn a deaf ear to them. Some people either don’t believe you can do something or sometimes don’t even want you to succeed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Three Ways to Overcome Business Chaos

Face it. Life in general involves a lot of chaos. The same is true in business as well as our personal lives. Key to managing chaos is recognizing the causes. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Power of Yes

While this blog is primarily about business finance and accounting, sometimes is helps to momentarily take another path.

Remembering an Aggravation

A number of years ago when I was in the market for a car I had a rather unpleasant experience with a dealer. The sales person was polite and could obviously see I was interested in their cars. Unfortunately when my interest reached a certain level Read the rest of this entry »

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Loner Employees

Most companies with several employees have at one who goes quietly about their business. Why does this bother some people? Being a loner employee does not mean they don’t care about other workers or are unfriendly.

We’re All Different

There are some people, no matter where they work, who seem to mix easily with others. They draw a certain amount of strength from this interaction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Making a Positive Impact

Have you ever thought about the people who have impacted you positively and how you impact others? Have you ever noticed that some people have a knack for making a positive impact on others?

A Look Back

Take a moment to look back over your life and see if you can identify those people who have had the greatest impact on your life. It could be Read the rest of this entry »

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Employee Ideas

Have you ever worked at a place where just a few people made all the decisions? Those people are missing out on a great opportunity. Employees can surprise you. Sometime employee ideas make a big difference. I touched on employee needs a little in the postings 4 Wants and Needs of Employees, Employee Development, and Employees Need More Than a Paycheck. Now I want to say some more about the specific issue of employee ideas and the value of them. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Clock Watcher

You have probably worked with someone who always managed to stretch their workload to seemingly fit exactly into 8 hours. There’s more to it than meets the eye.

The Employee

There really are employees who are more concerned with working exactly 40 hours and no more. They always seem to be aware of what time it is. This undoubtedly is a distraction from their work responsibilities and makes one wonder what their priorities are. Yes, they are indeed a clock watcher. But, there is another side.

The Employer

Just as some employees seem overly concerned with the clock, there are also employers who have the same issue. Some of you may have experienced the wrath of some of these type managers. They’re the ones who seem more concerned with whether Read the rest of this entry »

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Uninterrupted Time Off

Ever been on vacation or a holiday and seen others tied up on their laptop, tablet, or smartphone taking care of business? That is certainly not uninterrupted time off. Perhaps you have experienced the same thing. My question is, does that count as time to rest and recuperate?

Nobody is That Crucial to a Business

While individuals are not replaceable to family and friends, that is not true for work. Think about it. We have all known someone who died. For their family the loss left a void that can never be filled. The same is true when someone leaves the family. The best they can do is to mourn their loss and then eventually move forward.

However, when it comes to business, what happens when someone dies or quits? There may be other employees who feel a sense of loss, but usually not like that of losing a family member. In the case of an employee who quits, there may also be a sense of Read the rest of this entry »

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Inconsistent

In a recent posting Be Different I looked at the need to be willing to take a different path from others. The point was that we cannot just blindly do what everyone else does. That was not intended to say that we always act differently, but only as a warning that we all need to be careful about what habits we adopt.

But Then There is Consistent

Despite the need to be willing to be different, that does not imply that we can constantly be doing things a different way. For the most part, customers want to know Read the rest of this entry »

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Micromanage and Be Ineffective

As soon as you assign a project to someone to lead or perform, it seems as if you’re back asking questions on the progress and telling them what to do next. Sound familiar? Now put the shoe on the other foot and imagine someone is trying to micromanage you. How does this make you feel? Do you feel like they think your abilities are inadequate?

Employees Have to Develop

If you have ever watched young birds when they first try to leave the nest you can get a picture of what Read the rest of this entry »

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