Month: August 2017

Do You Have a Management Philosophy and do You Need One?

Do You Have a Management Philosophy and do You Need One?

What is philosophy and is it important to managers and supervisors? For the purpose of this post, I will use the following definition of philosophy as our guide: Philosophy as: A: pursuit of wisdom B: a search for a general understanding of values and reality by chiefly speculative rather than observational means C: an analysis …

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Instead of Making Excuses Own the Problem Even if It Isn’t Your Fault

Instead of Making Excuses Own the Problem Even if It Isn’t Your Fault

Have you ever gone up to an employee to address a problem and instead of them helping to resolve it all they did was give you a hundred excuses about how it wasn’t their fault and there was nothing they could do about it? Did this make you feel like going to them in the …

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When Your Attitude is the Problem and How to Fix it

When Your Attitude is the Problem and How to Fix it

Attitude is everything. How others perceive our emotional state affects how they interact with us. You may be having a negative impact on your relationships with your team members and not even know that it’s happening. Not long ago I was giving an employee his annual performance review. It was a very positive interaction with …

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A Positive Attitude Can Overcome Any Problem

A Positive Attitude Can Overcome Any Problem

When problems are piling up and you feel like you are deep in a negative spiral a positive attitude can not only lift you up but it can lift up your whole team. It can be difficult to find the positive in a negative situation but it is essential to overcoming any problem. The more …

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