Do you have any “talkers” in your life? You know what I mean, people who just keep talking and won’t let you get a word in? We’ve all got them, at work, at home, neighbors, friends, even people we run into at the grocery store! What do you do when you’ve got to actually communicate something? Check out these tips to see what might work:
Tip 1: Remember, when dealing with a talker it’s about them, not about you. They want to be heard and won’t be interested in what you have to… Continue reading
I read a scary statistic the other day. An office worker is productive, working on a task, activity or project, on average 1 ½ hours per 8 hour workday. The rest of the time is spent on email, phone calls, meetings, chatting, looking for files, surfing the net, staring into space, going to the restroom, you name it.
Increasing your productivity is not that hard. The last post had tips to help you with… Continue reading
I surveyed a group of managers and supervisors recently to be ready for my first day of training with the group. The question was: “What is your single biggest frustration that you find at work?” The most frequent answer was – negative attitudes at work.
I had an incredible experience the other day. As I was checking out at the local grocery store, my iPod shuffle separated from the earbuds and fell down between two counters. There was a thin space between the immovable counters which had collected all sorts of things over the years.
The manager, who had just gotten off her shift, rallied her co-workers. Creatively they found a piece of cardboard, a metal wire and a broom. At one point there were five employees lending assistance and advice.… Continue reading