Three Mistakes to Avoid When Faced With Yet Another Change

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Faced With Yet Another Change

autumnNew season, new colors! It’s already October and you’re probably back into the full swing of things. Maybe you came back a few weeks ago after a wonderful vacation to find out that yes, one more change is happening this year. Maybe it’s a new system you have to learn; maybe it’s reorganization; maybe your office is moving; maybe you’re getting a new boss. Continue reading “Three Mistakes to Avoid When Faced With Yet Another Change”

How to Recognize DISC Styles When You Don’t Have a DISC Report in Front of You?

How to Recognize DISC Styles When You Don’t Have a DISC Report in Front of You?

2016-09-22_ekip-newsletter-sept-2016Are you sometimes wondering who the person you’re dealing with really is? Maybe they seem strange to you, or maybe their behavior leaves you wondering “What was he thinking?

Although it’s true that some people appear to be weird to us, many times it’s a question of not understanding where they’re coming from. Continue reading “How to Recognize DISC Styles When You Don’t Have a DISC Report in Front of You?”

Leadership and Working Together Means …

Leadership and Working Together Means …

blue silhouettesAs I am writing this article for you my loyal readers, I am one day away from going on vacation. 🙂  Summer time is a time to re-energize, to do less, to spend time with our loved ones, and to have fun. So to stay in line with that feeling, I am offering you a little something to ponder through the summer. You can apply it at work; you can apply it at home. Wherever you are, always know that you are inspiring people and influencing the world around you positively. Continue reading “Leadership and Working Together Means …”

Are You Constantly Focusing On The Broken Tile?

Are You Constantly Focusing On The Broken Tile?

Focus on QualitiesSummer time is here and I hope you are enjoying some time off. Myself, I am in the process of selling my house and one visitor, who was very interested in my house, made the following comment: “I like the quality of the renovations you made, but there is a broken tile in the kitchen…” – again hear the word “BUT” 🙂 … There are over 200 tiles in my kitchen and all he could focus on was that 1 broken tile. Continue reading “Are You Constantly Focusing On The Broken Tile?”

Kick The Word “But” in the Butt & Take Action

Kick The Word “But” in the Butt & Take Action

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A few weeks ago, a manager I work with confided that he was on the horns of a dilemma. He had a big problem. On one hand, he could do a certain thing to solve it. On the other hand, he could do another. Right now, though, all he was doing with those hands was wringing them. I felt for him. So did some of the other people in the room. We all offered ideas. As we did, he nodded in agreement, and answered: “Yes, but we’ve tried….” “Yes, but we don’t have the resources to do….”  “Yes, but that would take too much….” I left the meeting with “Yes, but” echoing in my brain. Continue reading “Kick The Word “But” in the Butt & Take Action”

Smart Feedback for Performance Reviews!

Smart Feedback for Performance Reviews!

Engage, Listen and Converse with your Employee

If you could delegate a task that you consider a burden, would one of thme be conduction performance evaluation meetings?

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No one enjoys delivering criticism during an employee performance review. So, it’s no surprise that I get lots of requests for tips on how to tell someone they have to correct their performance. The need to address poor performance can be as stressful for you, the employer, as it is for the employee. It can cause you to procrastinate, affect your sleep, create anxiety as you ruminate about the problem and more. If you’ve found yourself dreading review time, don’t be discouraged. It’s possible to turn an unpleasant task into a productive experience for both you and your employee. Continue reading “Smart Feedback for Performance Reviews!”