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S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting

S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting

What has been most helpful to me in my student and professional careers is setting goals. For myself I know I need to have some sort of vision of where I am going before I can even start. By creating goals it gives me a clear path to the vision but gives me something to […]

Effective Coaching

Today I am going to share with you a process to follow that will increase effectiveness of your coaching. This process entails four simple steps that help you illustrate the lesson or information that you are trying to get across. The first step is TELL: Give complete verbal instructions of the task or process that […]

How to Deal With Negative People

If you ever want to read a good book about using positive energy to fuel your life, work and team, you should read the “Energy Bus” by Jon Gordon. About two years ago my supervisor had my whole team read this book and implement its message and lessons in our workplace. Over the last week […]

How to Plan and Run a Meeting

In order to plan and run a successful meeting it is important to put some time into preparation of your meeting. Time is a very valuable asset to people and because of that you want to make sure that you are using your time and your participant’s time wisely. Begin with writing out a list […]

The Stars on Your Team

On a team or organization you are going to have people that perform on different levels. The ideal team is to have a group of star performers but we know that this does not happen, not by itself at least. So how can you increase the number of “Super Stars” on your team? The answer […]

Set the Stage for Success

I have found in order to maintain a positive work space you must keep the energy and enthusiasm alive throughout the work day. The best way to do this is to start out first thing in the morning. Remember, you are the leader and it is your job to set the tone for the day. […]

Boost Moral By Using Simple Recognition

Believe it or not there are many managers out there that don’t feel they should have to say thank you to an employee who is just simply doing their job. Well, I beg to differ. I feel that giving thanks, even if it is for the smallest thing, is essential to boosting moral and giving […]