3 Strategies to Finish Your Day Strong efficiency finish day strong organization productivity work positive work/life balance Sep 17, 2023

Ever notice that the last words of a conversation are the ones you remember? For example, the last sentence your spouse says in the morning as you walk out the door. The concluding words of a team...

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3 Ways to Eliminate Productivity Busters increase productivity limit technology productivity work positive Sep 10, 2023

You’re in a Zoom meeting. Your phone buzzes. Do you read the Caller ID and decide about answering?

You’re working on your computer on an important project. Is your e-mail open, set on...

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5 Ways to Work Happy happy at work labor day work culture work positive worker dissatisfaction Sep 03, 2023

Labor Day in the U.S. is this weekend. We celebrate work by taking a day off. Seems like if we really loved our work, we’d put in some extra hours instead of taking a day off. (I know....

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3 Smart Starts to Your Morning how to win the rat race positive morning habits productivity profitability smart start to begin the day work positive Aug 27, 2023

I watched a track meet and listened as the announcers analyzed most of the shorter races by talking about the runner’s start. “She got off to a great start” or “He had a lot...

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3 Signs You’re Positively Engaged at Work employee engagement work engagement work positive work satisfaction Aug 20, 2023

“How do you know you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing for work?” the college student asked me.

A middle-aged guy and I had the same discussion recently as he...

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3 Smart Recipes for a Positive Work Culture business development business growth productivity profit-enhancing activities work positive Aug 13, 2023

I really enjoy feeding birds on our farm. The problem is that squirrels love bird seed, too.

I waged war on the bird-seed-stealing squirrels one winter. I borrowed an air rifle and looked for the...

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3 Ways to Turbocharge Your Productivity increase productivity and profits work culture Aug 06, 2023

What one word best describes what these three scenarios share?
      Many states have passed a “no texting while driving” law.
      The gallery is quiet...

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3 Ways to Work Positive in a Mutiny work culture Jul 30, 2023

How do you react when your teammates mutiny at work? Dig their heels in and say, “Ain’t gonna do it. No way. No how.”

My mentor, Ed Friedman, had a fourth positive work culture...

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3 Ways to Work Positive in a Fearful World best practices to conquer fear courage courage over fear fear at work Jul 23, 2023

What are you afraid of?

Snakes? Aliens?

Okay, what about at work?

Failure? Layoffs? Rejection?

I talk almost daily with a coaching client who’s fearful about something. Their chosen fear...

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5 Morning Minutes to Work Positive in a Short-Sighted World work culture Jul 16, 2023

Today’s anxious work environment makes it hard for you to see much further than your nose. It drives you to band-aid fixes for difficult work challenges.

How’s that working out for you?...

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3 Ways to Work Positive in an Anxious World attract top talent increase productivity and profits reduce team turnover Jul 09, 2023

3 Ways to Work Positive in an Anxious World

What’s the anxiety volume like in your work?

Distracting? Dominating? Deafening?

You’re not alone.

Anti-anxiety prescriptions rose 30% during...

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