May2013

  • Managing Others Isn’t For Wimps Part 2

    by - May 30, 2013
    In my previous post “Managing Others Isn’t For Wimps” I finished off with the recommendation to other managers on the importance of fostering open and honest communication with their subordinates.  Now, if you know me, you...
  • Fort Lee, VA Job Fair on June 19th

    by - May 28, 2013
    The attached flyer came across my inbox last night, so I thought I would share, if you or anyone you know may be interested please let them know. FYI…click the link to view the PDF. Fort Lee,...
  • Memorial Day 2013

    by - May 27, 2013
    As you start to plan your memorial day activities today, whether that includes some BBQ in the backyard, or a day at the beach, or taking in the sights at your town’s Memorial Day parade, I...
  • “2013 Memorial Day Tribute”

    by - May 26, 2013
    This video is courtesy of the the U.S. Army’s Youtube channel, I think that it is the perfect embodiment of the true spirit of remembrance during this Memorial Day weekend. “The nation which forgets its defenders...
  • Managing Others Isn’t For Wimps

    by - May 23, 2013
    The worst thing I have ever seen manager’s do is attempt to use the threat of documentation to try to elicit improved performance or behavior from an employee. When I worked as a Sales Manager for...
  • Limit Your Distractions

    by - May 22, 2013
      So yesterday, I had a doctor appointment, and as I was conversing with my doctor, we landed on the topic of prioritizing work tasks (don’t ask…it was a long conversation spanning several different topics), and...
  • Moore, OK Needs Our Help – Please Donate to the American Red Cross

    by - May 21, 2013
      Yesterday was a bit of a hectic day, I was so busy at work and was having issues with my data connection…anyhow, I was pretty much engrossed by what I was doing that I was...
  • Transformative Conflict

    by - May 20, 2013
    Conflict will occur in every organization, it’s unavoidable regardless of industry, location, whatever. When people work together some form of conflict will arise, it’s human nature. Now, conflict shouldn’t be portrayed in just a negative light,...
  • Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013

    by - May 20, 2013
    On May 8th, 2013, the House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013, a bill that provides private employers the option of offering their employees compensatory time off for overtime hours worked. This...
  • Armed Forces Day – May 18, 2013

    by - May 18, 2013
    Armed Forces Day is usually celebrated every third Saturday of May annually, it is a day to pay tribute to the men and women serve in the United States’ Armed Services. With the deployment tempo of...