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Are You The Office Grouch?
On the lovable TV show Sesame Street, Oscar the Grouch is a character that is portrayed as being cranky, rude and irritated every day of his life. He loves to surround himself with trash and he prefers to stay in … Continue reading
How Much Fun Do You Have In Your Office?
Since it’s Friday I figured it would be a good day to address this topic. Often times the word fun is a forgotten idea in many offices. CEO’s, Supervisors, Managers, etc. all forget how to have fun over the course … Continue reading
How Well Do You Know Your Competitor?
“Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer,” –Sun-Tzu The world continues to become a smaller place and your industry or line of work is no exception to this. Social networking tools such as Facebook and LinkedIn allow us to … Continue reading
It’s Unfair To Stereotype In The Workplace
Recently a department head in my building stereotyped me as a frat boy after less than two weeks on the job. It made me laugh at first thinking that some of the most successful leaders of our time were “frat … Continue reading
Why Your Boss Will Never Promote You
It’s Wednesday morning and you waltz into the office late for a 9am meeting. Over the course of the day you tell your peers, your boss, the receptionist, and anyone else who will listen that you are so stressed you … Continue reading
Curious How To Drive Revenue? Ask Your Staff
If you’ve ever been a part of an off-site manager planning meeting then you know that you’ve spent hours coming up with new ideas to drive revenue as you head into the next fiscal year. While many ideas are being … Continue reading
Don’t Hide Behind E-Mail
Fifteen years ago I remember my Dad saying he refused to set up an email account for his business and staff because he said if he needed to reach someone then he would call them. His fear was his employees … Continue reading
The Art of Recruitment
If you’ve never watched ballroom dancing then you may not quite appreciate how elegant a person can navigate a space. They glide gracefully across the floor, careful with each step until they finalize their routine with a smile on their … Continue reading
Do you remember the last email you read in which you just cringed at the words and the tone? It was either so poorly written or it was over the top harsh and rude that you couldn’t imagine what went … Continue reading
Understanding What Your Employees Need to Be Successful
Recently I was asked to facilitate a brainstorm with a department of employees in my building in which I never interact with. This particular department works around the clock and can be called in to work at a moments notice … Continue reading