Posts Tagged ‘employee development’

A Heartfelt Apology

Have you ever stopped to consider just how far a heartfelt apology can go toward rectifying a difficult situation? Read the rest of this entry »

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Lasting Impressions at Work

How others perceive us matters, and that means we should strive to make lasting impressions at work that bode well for us and them. In a prior blog Be a Great Boss I discussed the impact business owners and managers can have on employees. Of course this works both ways, so employees should be cognizant of Read the rest of this entry »

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What Do Employees Think?

Try asking a company owner or its managers, “Can you tell me, what do employees think?” as a thought provoker. The answers might be surprising. Read the rest of this entry »

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Do the Maintenance

The expression do the maintenance probably makes you think more along the lines of getting your auto serviced according to schedule or making home repairs. But, my articles are primarily about small business, particularly the financial and operations areas, and this is no different. Read the rest of this entry »

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Be a Great Boss

Nearly everyone who has people working for them wants to be a great boss. What does that mean in practice? Read the rest of this entry »

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Beware the Naysayers

In the workplace negative people drain the energy. A word of caution, beware the naysayers. You know the type. They see nothing but problems. In their eyes everything of doomed to failure. Read the rest of this entry »

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Don’t Burst my Bubble

Ever thrown out an idea only to have someone else immediately trash it? You may have thought it or even blurted out don’t burst my bubble. Read the rest of this entry »

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Screaming Makes it Worse

Nobody likes to be yelled at. When trying to resolve a conflict or problem screaming makes it worse. Read the rest of this entry »

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Beware the Negative Employee

The warning beware the negative employee is important as at some point nearly every worker has an encounter with one. But just why is the warning so important? Read the rest of this entry »

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Employees are Not Pawns

Have you ever worked at a company where the everyday employee was treated as if they were expendable? There was likely either an owner who alone or with the cooperation of a favored few simply ran roughshod over everyone else. They perhaps have either forgotten or chosen to ignore the reality that employees are not pawns to be manipulated like they were part of some sort of game. If you’ve ever played the board game of chess you know that pawns are Read the rest of this entry »

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