Staying Positive When Bad Things Happen at Work

When you watch Staying Positive When Bad Things Happen at Work, you’ll gain applicable techniques and strategies to help you brush off the bad and stay positive. Discover how to keep your composure when everyone else is going off the rails … how to remain focused in a negative atmosphere … and how to stay…

10 Easy Steps for Making Business Writing Easier

Do you panic when you have to write a business letter, memo or report? Feel baffled over coming up with the right words for expressing your points? Do you dread having to think about style, grammar and syntax? If those thoughts hit home, you may well be making the task of business writing much harder…

Sometimes It’s OK to Be the Bad Guy at Work

Whether it’s a movie, television show, or book, you rarely root for the bad guy to succeed. But unlike fictional tales of good vs. evil, bad guys are sometimes necessary in the real world — especially in the workplace. We’re not talking about the bad guy at work who steals office supplies or who’s rude…

Stop Wasting Time! 7 Tips to Get You Back on Track

We went to lunch and were talking about procrastination and the waitress overheard us and she said, ‘I have a problem with procrastination, too.’ I said, ‘Really? …Get my sandwich.’” ~ Ellen DeGeneres If procrastination were an art, as they say, you’d be Van Gogh. Unfortunately, in practice, procrastination is really, well, ugly: half-chewed pencil…

Facing Change Head-On

Just mention the word “change” and most people cringe. While we may look at change as the enemy, it’s a reality we all must face every day of our lives. Nothing would exist without change. We would never have been born if our parents hadn’t changed (grown up). We would never learn new skills, advance…

Webinar: FISH!

FISH! is a free webinar that teaches you the FISH philosophy: a set of simple, practical tools to help you create the work culture you’ve been looking for. It’s a way to build stronger relationships that equip you to face your challenges more effectively. The FISH! philosophy fulfills the most basic needs of human beings…

Self-Motivation is Not a Personality Trait

Can you link a person’s motivation level to specific personality traits? People constantly say things like, “I’m so unmotivated,” or “I’m just not a motivated person,” making it almost an explanation for their inaction.  Drawing a connection like this would certainly be handy. But motivation is more closely connected to the goals you set and…

Let Business Goals Drive Your Training Budget

If your employee training budget is based on little more than historic spending and wishful thinking, try tying it to company goals. Business goals and strategy provide an objective, measurable target.  And, hitting those targets might demand new skills, innovative thinking, better customer service, etc. Attaching your training budget to something tangible also guarantees that…