The Challenges of Working on a Team

I have found that second to managing people working on a team can be one of the most difficult parts of a job. We tend to be drawn to people who have similar work styles as we do and find working with people with different work styles very challenging. I have found...

What to Do with Low Morale?

In my work with clients I have learned how to look for morale issues with an organization. With one organization my recognition of low morale came from observation of a staff meeting. The staff all sat only with members from their own department and the room felt...

What is it About Communication?

I have found through my work with clients that communication can be blamed for almost everything that goes wrong. An employee is irritated with their boss because they have not received any feedback on their performance but they have never asked their boss directly...

Tha Manager Who Makes You Love (or Hate) Your Job

I listened to two friends recently talk about their jobs and how much they love the work and the people that work alongside them and below them but hate their managers. In fact so much so that one of them has her resume out after being with a company for over 10...

The importance of life balance

More and more I meet with business owners, industry leaders, nonprofit executives, you name it, and find the concept of life balance to be a bit hard for them to grasp. As a counselor I have had to work deliberately at not bringing my work life home. As a business...