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Employee Training, Team building, Motivation, Change Management

Overcoming Obstacles at Work

February 26, 2014
Overcoming Obstacles at Work

You overhear your staff in the break room bemoaning the latest tasks at hand and how impossible the challenge ahead appears to be… 

As a leader it is important to stay above the negativity and encourage your employees to excel in the face of adversity. However, supporting employee and team motivation is easier said than done. Creating a culture of overcoming obstacles, flexibility and competence is something that is learned, not automatic. It is important to provide your team with tools within the organization and division so that they can make competent decisions.

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Put Self-Improvement Into Motion!

August 27, 2013
Put Self-Improvement Into Motion!

Most of us wouldn’t mind talking a few swings off of our golf game. After glancing in the mirror, we are reminded that a few pounds shed wouldn’t hurt. Also, patience is something several businessmen and women lack. When it comes to self-improvement- inside and out, how does one go about setting change into motion? Here are few ways to ignite and improve yourself for the better.

Silver Linings

What is a catalyst for change? Oftentimes a small setback can spur us on to do the goals we’ve put on the back burner. A job loss or demotion can be Continue reading

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Staying Motivated And On Point

March 26, 2013

Helping Our Employees Stay Motivated and On Point.

Unemployment – close to 8% nationally and one of the highest rates in 25 years. Wage cuts, layoffs, reductions, and yes, the mention of corporate corruption in every issue of every newspaper and magazine we pick up. Company stock prices have fallen, many times detrimentally effecting savings and retirement accounts to say the least of foregone company stock option plans. We have been directed to do more with less – less manpower, less budget, seemingly less everything. And there’s a feeling that somebody needs to be blamed.

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Can We Teach Accountability?

January 15, 2013

Accepting responsibility for our actions seems almost novel.

The idea of accepting personal responsibility for our own actions, while not new, sometimes seems almost novel. On any given day we hear in the news of another event in which someone faults others for personal mishaps. Afterall, there is great comfort in holding someone responsible other than ourselves for the bad things that happen in our lives.

As for developing more accountable employees in organizations, To some great extent, as organizations we created our own challenge. For the greater part of the 20th century, corporations nurtured a parental relationship Continue reading

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Top 6 Signs Your Team Lacks Trust

August 15, 2012
  1. Finger pointing. ( And I’m not making reference to any profane middle finger pointing).  Rather an instinct to blame others.  Many times it can occur on a macro level  – it wasn’t us it was Accounting, or Shipping, or Marketing, or Operations.  “It was Sales that promised we could deliver with 2 hours!”.
  2. Team members start looking out for themselves and “me” becomes the accepted motivator over “we”. 
  3. Lack of confidence.  When a commitment is made to read a report, return a phone call, respond to an email or attend a meeting – Continue reading
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