ESTABLISH A ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BAD BOSSES POLICY

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Bad Bosses

Why do some companies tolerate “bad-bosses?”  How can they expect their employees to come to work each day and deliver their best performance if their bosses are bad?

Bad Bosses Still Exist
There is so much talk and emphasis on leadership today and why bosses should not be “bosses” they should be leaders. Yet, in my work as a consultant on creating a high performance culture, people still tell me they are working for a bad boss. [Read more…]

How to Deal With Negative People — The Princes and Princesses of Pessimism

Negative People

All of us have come across negative people. For them, negativity is the driving force in their lives. When they go home at night, they complain about their customers, their jobs, their bosses, and the traffic. Then they park themselves in front of the TV and tune out the rest of the world. When it comes to making plans for their future they simply don’t because they are stuck wherever they are, which is usually in their own minds. They consider themselves “victims” of whomever or whatever. Sadly, they do not realize that thinking of themselves as victims of their world keeps them feeling oppressed and holds them back from professional accomplishment and personal happiness. [Read more…]

Avoid Negaholics

Avoid Negaholics

Seems like every time I write about negative people, I get lots of hits on my site, and “forwards” of Monday Morning Motivation. It’s no wonder, there are a lot of really negative grumpy people out there these days. [Read more…]

How to Know you’re On the Right Motivational Path

Guest Post by: Doug Dvorak

Motivational Path

It can be easy to lose your way in life. One day you can be perfectly clear on where you want to go and the next day you suddenly feel lost and lack true motivation. If you want to know you are on the right motivational path that will take you where you want to go, make sure you are doing the following: [Read more…]

Employee Satisfaction

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“Whose job is it to keep you motivated?”

When employees are asked this question, you might think the response would be “It’s my job to keep myself motivated.” But, in reality, the most frequent and correct answer is, “It’s my boss’s job.” [Read more…]

EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION / BAD BOSS

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Would You Work for YOU? + Dealing With a Bad Boss


Even in today’s economy, the cost of employee turnover is high. Consider the expended time and money in recruiting, advertising, and training, and the lost productivity, increased stress and low morale that comes with turnover. Triple all of this if a person has been a valuable asset to your company. You simply can’t afford to lose a high contributor. The following is an excerpt from the manual, Hiring and Retaining Quality Employees: [Read more…]