October 2016

Why You Should Always Follow Up On Things

In business and in life, our daily hectic schedules can cloud our memory. Jumping from one thing to the next, it’s easy to forget what you were doing just five minutes ago. Even the little tasks are important – because you know that leaky faucet can turn into a four-digit check to the plumber. Following…

4 Reasons Not To Be Friends With Employees

If you are in a management position, you know there is a fine line between being friendly with your co-workers and being friends. Whether you lead a team or have a number of people working under you, maintaining the correct social balance can be challenging. Now I’m not saying to go curl up under a…

3 Simple Ways to Increase Productivity

Distractions are around us every single day. Surfing the Internet, watching movies, talking on the phone and oh – that little device in your pocket can access everything I just mentioned. Unfortunately, distractions aren’t going anywhere, but check out these three things you can start doing now, to increase your productivity at work. 1)  Make…

Why You Should Promote From Within

I’ve always been a fan of promoting from within. Why go through the hassle of searching for a new candidate for your company, reading résumés and scheduling interviews, when the right person could be right under your nose? One positive aspect promoting from within brings is familiarity. Any employee who “moves up the ladder” already knows…

Don’t Always Assume The Worst

Last week I was driving home from work just like any other day. However, towards the end of my commute I noticed the car behind me was right on my bumper. What a jerk, I thought. To make matters worse, as I slowed down and pulled into my driveway, the car honked at me. My…

How To Give A Lasting Presentation

Maybe you’re a seasoned veteran of public speaking, or you can’t imagine the thought of standing in front of a crowd. Regardless of how you feel about the subject, some day you just might find yourself giving a presentation to a room full of people. Here are a few simple tips I see ignored more…