Mentoring Creates a Lasting and Treasured Personal Bond

Mentor SignboardPossibly you’ve never had a formal mentor, but like many of us, you’ve been mentored and have mentored others.

It just wasn’t called mentoring because you didn’t put a name tag on helping another person become better at her job and more skilled at building professional relationships.

Why Be a Mentor?

Mentoring means different things to different people. Very large organizations have mentoring programs …Read more…

Have You Already Broken Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Our hunch is that many of you are thinking, “Oh no! Not another blog on New Year’s Resolutions!”  We felt the same way but then decided to make our resolutions so we could join the conversations whether at the water cooler, on Facebook or Twitter.

It’s hard to keep our New Year’s resolutions, especially if we set unrealistic goals like starting a diet when there’s still a holiday fruitcake in the refrigerator! Although resolving to grow a business or adopt a healthier lifestyle is tough, it’s important to keep trying. It’s also important to set realistic goals so you feel a sense of accomplishment rather than defeat. …Read more…

Giving Praise to Inspire Your Staff to Greatness

“There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise” — Mary Kay AshThumbs Up and a Well Done! on a blackboard 

Mary Kay Ash established the global Mary Kay® direct-sales cosmetic business in 1963 with $5,000 and the help of her 20-year-old son. Today it is a $2 billion company.

Mary Kay built the foundation of her business on the Golden Rule. She advocated, …Read more…

When You Learn Your Employee is an Alcoholic

Alcoholic woman carrying a bottle of liquerIt’s not only disheartening but also disruptive when you learn one of your staff members has a drinking problem. Just this past week, a business colleague had a very upsetting experience that almost lost her a client. She called us in frustration because she didn’t know what to say to her employee.

Don’t Become an Enabler

She said that she finally accepted this employee couldn’t control his drinking. Let’s not mince words; she’s pretty certain that he’s an alcoholic. He had gradually been taking longer and longer lunches and often came back to the office …Read more…