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Boss Day 2011

Did you know that today is National Boss Appreciation Day?  Hurry, it's not too late to let your employer know how much you appreciate them!    The concept of National Boss Day began in 1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company...

Taming Conflict in the Office

Whether you manage 6 people or 60, tensions and disagreements are bound to arise.  As a manager, helping to resolve employee conflicts comes with the territory.  In fact, sorting out employee personality differences can take up a huge chunk of your precious time.    A common...

Effective Stand Up Meetings

Does your company hold Stand Up Meetings?  If not, would your team benefit from quick, regular updates from fellow team members?  Here’s a quick rundown on Stand up Meetings:   Wikipedia describes a Stand Up Meeting as:  A stand-up meeting (or simply stand-up) is a daily team...

Employee Rewards & Recognition

Employees are the primary driving force behind a successful business.  They help to create, market, sell and distribute product as well as provide customer service.  As an employer, it is of upmost importance to show your employees that you appreciate them and their many contributions. ...

Fall Holidays at the Office

Fall is in the air…  Leaves are changing colors, mornings are cool and crisp, and it gets dark a little earlier each evening.  This is a great time to start planning how your office will celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving and all of the traditional holidays. Why...

Finding Balance in Work – Life

Do you ever wonder how to do it all?  As a working mom, I am always trying to find that perfect balance in work and life.  One of my favorite bloggers, Gabrielle Blair (aka Design Mom), offers some excellent advice by sharing thoughts that have...

Common Business Phrases – What They Really Mean

For a little Friday afternoon fun, I thought I would pass along something that gave me a good laugh!  I found a list of common office terms and what they really mean on www.bored.com. I’m sure we can all relate to a handful of these...

Stay Focused on Your Project

Do you have a difficult time keeping your mind focused on one project? If you are like many, you find yourself procrastinating or maybe you are suffering from information overload.   Here are a few tips to help you gain control of your focus so that you...

Is Your Workplace Killing You?

Are we not all guilty of saying “my job is killing me” at some point of our careers?  Well, according to a new study, your complaining may hold some scientific truth!   A 20 year study, conducted by researchers at Tel Aviv University, examined the relationship between...

Impress Your Boss

We all have different reasons for wanting to impress our boss at work.  It may be for a pay raise, a promotion, a good reference, a bigger cubicle or just to avoid a pink slip.  Ali Hale over at Dumblittleman.com offers ten ideas that are simple,...