Dealing Effectively with Problem Employees

Every business owner and manager hopes to have productive employees who take the extra mile to provide top quality in whatever business area they are responsible for. The reality is that dealing with problem employees brings a lot of stress and even confusion. Problem employees can fall into a few categories. I will cover a … Read More

Why is Communication Like Oxygen for Your Business?

Can you imagine your business thriving without effective communication – especially from you? What is it about your methods of relaying information that makes the most impact on your business? The Need for Effective Communication   Some leaders may still be relying on the technical background and knowledge that thrust them into “the big office,” believing … Read More

What Don’t You Know About Communicating Expectations?

If you ask your employees to do something, is the outcome ever what you expect?  Think about it. How many times is the end result not even CLOSE to what you imagined it would be when you initially gave the instructions? Is there a possibility that YOU are responsible just as much as your employees? … Read More

How to Get the Most Out of Peer Feedback?

Have you ever had one of your peers give you feedback and tell you how you should be doing things differently? Did you get turned off? If you have, that’s normal… and at the same time, you missed an opportunity to improve. People tend to feel quite protective about how they do things. It might … Read More

Handling Signs of Employee Disengagement

Do you know what your employees think about their work environment? Are they demonstrating disengagement or being fully engaged and productive? More importantly, would it make any difference if you knew they weren’t? When it’s 90 degrees out and your employees are sweating profusely in the office, you know that they are hot and uneasy. … Read More

Four Selfish Reasons to Listen

Just because you know the benefits of listening doesn’t necessarily mean that you see the value in applying the skill to your own life! This raises one highly important question. Aside from being nice, why would you waste your time listening to what others have to say? 1. First of all, when you listen to … Read More

The Value of Listening

We learn from an early age how important it is to successfully communicate and express ourselves in order to get our point across. However, no less important is the ability to listen to others. Now, here is where we often face a challenge. Listening doesn’t mean waiting for a pause in the conversation just so … Read More

How to Improve Your Ability to Communicate?

Assuming you took the time to evaluate your own communication style, you are aware of what is working and what is not working for you personally. The opportunity in improving communication Let me ask you a straight question: Can you see how much more you can achieve when you improve your communication? If you do … Read More