You Get What You Tolerate

Tolerance. It’s something you do without thinking. You put up with or ignore things. You’re busy, have multiple priorities, maybe avoiding something, perhaps tired of asking. The problem is, when you tolerate something, you’re stamping it with a seal of approval. Do you ever ask an employee to do something and it doesn’t get done?… Read More »You Get What You Tolerate

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Feedback is a Gift

Feedback is a gift? Chocolate, diamonds, flowers, those are gifts!  Feedback is just words.Actually, feedback is one of the most important (and inexpensive) gifts that you can give your employees so that they know you appreciate them and care about their success.  Feedback provides tons of mini-moments of recognition, coaching, advice, training and affirmation. Have… Read More »Feedback is a Gift

Why Do You Want to be a Manager?

Many, many years ago (I could probably add a few more ‘many’s’ in there), I got hired on with a bank as a BAMT.  Banks love their acronyms- Branch Assistant Manager Trainee. When I accepted the job, I actually did it without much thought. I liked financial stuff but I had not set a goal to… Read More »Why Do You Want to be a Manager?

A Delicious and Simple Fish Fry!

There’s nothing like a delicious meal of crispy fish! Lucky for me, my spouse often goes fishing and catches pickerel fish – also known as walleye. This is a terrific fish to bake or poach but sometimes you just need to have a fish fry, and when we have guests for dinner they always love… Read More »A Delicious and Simple Fish Fry!

Are you a Professional Procrastinator?

Be honest with yourself. Do you put off difficult tasks? Have a little conversation with yourself about why something can wait? We all procrastinate at times, and more so when something is perceived as unpleasant to do. It’s normal to procrastinate, but every action has a consequence. What’s the impact of procrastinating? How does that… Read More »Are you a Professional Procrastinator?