Loving the Work You Do

It's Day you2 of Love Week and the focus today is on the work you do. I can just hear the scoffing and the 'it'll never happen' comments. Work is, well....work. It's the activities you do to earn money; but money should be be the only factor. Work is what we do on a daily …

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This Week – Love is in the Air

This week, we celebrate the holiday of love - Valentine's Day.  It is a day of strong emotion - either of being in love and relishing the celebrations. Or, it can be one of apathy and, for some, strong distaste (hate?) that they have no one to celebrate with. You can't go anywhere without being …

When Management Feels Their Role is Overlooked

I recently spoke with someone who made a very telling statement: "Management has the hardest role within an organization." It was an interesting observation. It's usually said that the high-level, C-suites have the toughest job, as they are steering the ship. In retrospect, those in managerial levels are tasked with ensuring the engine is running, …

Creating Checks and Balances to Ensure Task Completion

Routine tasks are a way of work-life, which are following systems and processes by the books. For some industries, this is a way of life, such as in banking or automotive, there are certain tasks that follow and adhere to strict guidelines which, if not followed, could be catastrophic for their consumers. But, as humanness …

Procrastination is Illogical

If I had a dime for every person I've run across who complain of unfulfilled goals and activities due to procrastination,  I would be sitting on a tropical beach right now. Procrastination deters us from having a happier career or a fulfilled life. Why does procrastination occur? Is it the same as laziness? To me, …

Keeping Employees Motivated Throughout the Week

The job of a leader is to keep workflow processes moving so that organizational goals are achieved. But an important function of this role is to nurture the people who perform this week. A challenge becomes keeping these workers motivated as the week moves on to the end of that week: Monday brings a high; …