Why do we set employees up for failure?

“The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.” ~ J. Paul Getty Did you ever consider that promoting a great employee could be one of your worst moves? Consider this, if the promotion requires skills the person can’t master and work that he or she doesn’t...

Are You Prepared For a Hurricane in Your Business?

I am writing this a few days after Hurricane Irene disappeared into a “depression”. We experienced Irene as a Tropical Storm while staying on the water’s edge in beautiful Prince Edward Island.  You can only image how Anne of Green Gables would have written...

Who Takes Initiative at Your Business?

Who Takes Initiative at Your Business to improve service, morale and improve efficiency:  A word of caution: just because you own your business doesn’t mean you are the only one who can come up with good ideas and take the initiative to save money on how you are...

Laughter – The Best Medicine

Laughter – it’s natural, it’s free and it’s totally contagious.  It helps to bring people together, aids communication and reduces conflict. Did you know that a daily dose of laughter is good for your physical health too? Art Linkletter was right! Laughter is good...

Are Your Employees Asking Questions?

Employees need to know they can ask questions Do your employees come to you for advice when they hit a roadblock at work? If so, be thankful. Yes, some of us are guilty of having too much of an open door policy. But the consequences of that are usually much better...