Responsibility

Changes Workplace

Change is a constant in most workplaces today. Many of us in leadership positions do not have a good understanding of how to effectively initiate those changes. Not because we are poor leaders, but because we don’t always understand our people. Many times employees resist change and/or complain about the change, or their attempts at implementing the change are slow and not up to par. Many times the employee appears to be inflexible.

Standing Against the Wind

Change is a constant in most workplaces today. Many of us in leadership positions do not have a good understanding of how to effectively initiate those changes. Not because we are poor leaders, but because we don’t always understand our people. Many times employees resist change and/or complain about the change, or their attempts at implementing the change are slow and not up to par. Many times the employee appears to be inflexible.

Teams

TEAMS ARE EFFECTIVE WHEN... each person on the team respects others; strives to be a likeable person; does their part; is flexible; takes responsibility for their mistakes; cooperates with others; communicates effectively; is motivated; and is customer focused.

When we truly have RESPECT FOR OTHERS we are patient with others; we treat others with courtesy; and we think before we speak.

In order to be a PERSON OTHER PEOPLE LIKE to work with and cooperate with, we must do those things which show concern for other people’s feelings and needs.

Goal

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Our great grandson, Andrew is not quite one year old; and he is going through the “investigator stage.” He can’t walk, but he has no trouble going from room to room, from one thing to another, discovering what the world at grandmother’s house looks like and feels like. One of his favorite investigation sites is the connector box where Poppa has several electronic devices attached. It seems there are a series of blinking lights which really foster a lot of curiosity on Andrew’s part.

Training that makes a Difference!

I remember so vividly the fourth month of the school year, 1994. Pam my nine year old granddaughter, who used to be an above average student suddenly started getting grades that were well below her potential.

For several weeks her parents tried all the usual things that parents try – talking, persuading, urging, and even taking away privileges.

Nothing was working! Mother and Daddy and Pam were all feeling a measure of frustration with each other.