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14 Ways to De-Stress Employee Vacations


Employees truly deserve paid vacations. Theystruggle through stressful jobs most of the year,and productivity goes down if they don't get abreak.

MANAGING CRISIS; when you're too good at it


When you are acclaimed for excellence during times of crisis you may not feel so good in a non-crisis environment.  You may not shine so bright, perform so well, be quite so acclaimed.

Spirits in the Corporate Boardroom.......Oh, sure......


There is a growing movement in the spiritual and holistic fields to bring a more metaphysical and human potential approach to the business community. Holism has been intergrating into both the health and mental health professions for many years now.

Seeking Help


Where does the time go? Billable time. As a consultant, your practice may be doing reasonably well; you're charging $100-150 an hour.

Delegate or Die!


You Can't Do It All - Learning To DelegateThere is not a single management skill more critical to your personal and professional success as an entrepreneur than learning to delegate. But delegating successfully is much more than simply handing out assignments.

Communicate To The Four Main Personality Types


You probably know this already, but there are generally held to be four main personality types, which I call: Extrovert, Amiable, Analytical and Pragmatic . Let's take a moment to consider each of them in the workplace.

Forget The Sandwich Technique


Do you remember being told to use the "sandwich" techniquewhen you needed to reprimand someone? Let me give you anexample:"Fred, I'm really pleased with how you've been progressingsince you joined us and you're doing a great job. Howeveryou're not getting your reports in on time and we're missingdeadlines.

6 Simple Steps to Dealing with Difficult Managers


The challenge of managing difficult managers can be rather daunting, especially when you inherit them! If they are your own born and bred, then hopefully they would have evolved into great managers!Experience shows that difficult managers are difficult because they are angry and frustrated about something or somebody (even themselves - especially where they are, or have become, a square peg in a round hole of a job), so the steps to take are these:-Always a first is to build great relationships with your people. This involves protected one-to-one time, where they feel valued.

Is Your Company in Need of Family Therapy?


How Companies Are Like FamiliesLike a family, a company is a group of people who have an ongoing relationship with one another. Companies have several things in common with families:1.

How to Create a Positive Work Atmosphere


Positive versus Negative WorkplacesWe have all worked in places where we grew to dread getting up in the morning, and a few of us have had the pleasure of working for a boss who makes us feel like we can do anything. Let's take a look at the differences between a positive and a negative work environment.

Effective Ways to Give Performance Feedback


Consequences of Not Giving Effective FeedbackLet's take a look at some typical examples of what goes on in work environments when managers don't give good feedback.Example #1: John has been working at his new job for one month.

Why Your Business Needs an E-Mail Policy


Why is it imperative to have a company E-Mail Policy? It issimply good business, that's why! In addition, having a clearand detailed e-mail policy in place, one that employees sign anddate before they are allowed access through your businesss'computers, is critical to you being able to enforce or react tosituations that may arise at a later date.Even assuming you have the best folks working for you, or on yourbehalf, does not negate the need for this type of policy to beestablished.

Using Outlook to Count Responses


Here's a productivity tip that will save you a lot of time and trouble if you need to collate responses from staff for any reason, especially if you work for an organisation with a lot of staff.Case Study: I worked for a financial institution with 3,000 plus employees and had to identify how many employees needed compulsory training in certain legislation so that we could plan and resource the training.

Work Environment Tidbits


  Color is a big factor effecting all indoor environments. Since most of us spend many hours each day at work, the coloring of the space has a big  impact on us.

Success: A Wholistic Perspective


The world has always been mixed with the rich, the poor and the middle ground. Should we assume that if you make more and more money, that you are more and more successful? Perhaps not.

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