Category Archives: management

2 Ways to Increase Your Influence

You Can Have Greater Influence on Others Brendon Burchard, in his excellent new book, High Performance Habits, shares some excellent tips on how to increase your influence. Teach people how to think. When you are working with others, whether in … Continue reading

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How’s Your EQ?

The Key to More Effective Relationships at Home and Work Oracle Vice President Meg Bear says empathy is the critical 21st century skill. In an article in Fortune Magazine, business experts cite emotional intelligence as one of the most needed … Continue reading

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Stress-Free Relationships at Work

In today’s dog eat dog world, you will go farther faster by cultivating positive relationships at work. Use these tips to build rapport and create a better work environment. Continue reading

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The Worst Boss You Ever Had

  Could Teach You A Few Things Over 30 years ago, I had a boss who regularly came in and yelled at the staff.  For no reason.  He just vented his anger at the world onto his staff.  And yet … Continue reading

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Expect the Best of Others at Work and at Home

Are Looking for the Good or the Bad? Remember the astonishing statistic that 88% of American workers NEVER receive thanks for the work they have done?  Some managers expect the worst of their employees.  They are constantly micromanaging them, looking … Continue reading

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Track Your Success on Any Goal

The Key to Discipline is Tracking Most of us in business know we have to track our hours, track our sales efforts and measure our achievements for superiors, clients, etc. But in your personal life, tracking can be equally effective.  … Continue reading

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Look for the Best in Others

What You Think About Does Make a Big Difference In his new book, Social Intelligence, Daniel  Goleman writes about recent brain research: “One person’s inner state affects and drives the other person….We actually catch each other’s emotions like a cold.” The moresignificant the relationship is, … Continue reading

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Don’t Assume- ASK

Get Clear Information from Someone in the Know One of the hardest parts of any job is feeling like you are missing critical data you need. Sometimes that data is product and service-related and other times, it is personnel-related. Lately, it might … Continue reading

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A Toxic Employee Can Destroy Your Workplace

Fired Up! Employees Make A Huge Difference In his book, Social Intelligence, Daniel  Goleman writes about recent brain research: “One person’s inner state affects and drives the other person….We actually catch each other’s emotions like a cold.” The more significant the relationship is, the greater … Continue reading

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Fire Up Your Communication with Clarification

Minimize the Stress of Conflict with Better Communication So often when colleagues are disagreeing with each other, they rarely listen to what the other is saying. In today’s world, we are all so busy, it’s rare that people give each other their … Continue reading

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