Getting in The Zone

Whether you own a business or work for someone who does, you have probably experienced the “never enough time” phenomenon.  When I worked in the software development world, the saying was always that there was never enough time to do it right, but always plenty of time to go back and fix it later.  […]

Strategic Management and Leadership – The Baton Needs to be Passed on to the Right People – Part 1

Unless top execs come up with innovative and efficient ways to pass the leadership baton to potential leaders, a leadership crisis might soon arise. But what are the steps that need to be taken in order for organizations to have a plan for their future? Continue reading to learn more about leadership development and […]

Ways to Manage Staff Conflict

Conflict is inevitable when a team works closely together; however, if a leader does not confront conflict and allows it to fester, the work environment can become toxic. A manager who avoids conflict and put up a façade of harmony unknowingly creates disruption between the employees. It is the responsibility of the manager to […]

Managing Staff Sickness

The key to managing successfully is to have effective contingency plans. Since important projects are always in process and there are deadlines to meet, the work must be done despite absenteeism. This can be easier to achieve if a backup plan is implemented in which important projects are assigned to other employees in case […]

The Power of a Deadline… And Mud

Toward the end of last year I did something I never thought I’d do.

In fact, when I committed to it, my own mother said, “Well I think you’re crazy.” (thanks, mom)

What was it? The Mudderella. A 5-mile obstacle course that left me completely out of breath, scratched, bruised, and covered in mud from head […]

4 Tips To Manage Stress at Work

Even if you love what you do, any job can have stressful elements. Everyone who has ever held a job has probably felt work-related stress getting to them at some point. It can be the pressure to meet a deadline, or dealing with an overbearing boss. The question is, how to manage stress effectively? […]

The Feeding and Watering of Your Team

While you are busy growing your business, who is taking the time to water and feed your employees?  As you have probably already noticed, there is only so much time in your day for you to do things, and as the business grows you need to rely on your employees, your team, more and […]

Manager’s Guide on How to Manage People in a Professional Work Environment

A professional environment consists of respectful, mature, competent, and accountable employees. It is important that the environment of a workplace maintains such characteristics. Furthermore, backbiting, cheating, theft, and other behavior needs to be almost non-existent. This is where the manager comes in. In short, you can say that the manager is the peace-keeper of […]