Thursday, November 20, 2008

Attitudes in the Workplace

"We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them." Elbert Hubbard

Monday, November 17, 2008

Attitudes in the Workplace

If, on the other hand, you consistently, and I mean consistently, encourage and affirm that employee-(in other words, find the good in that individual)-you might be pleasantly surprised by the results. You might catch him "off guard". He is so used to negative responses from others to his negative behavior, that when you don't match his bad behavior, it gets his attention.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Attitudes in the Workplace

Can you change an employee's bad attitude? Sometimes you changing YOUR attitude when you are around that employee. Have you ever thought about it in that way? If you have "given up" on an employee because of his negative behavior and you think he is going to be negative no matter what you do, you will be proven right.

If, on the other hand.....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Attitudes in the Workplace

What is an attitude anyway? Can you change/improve an employee's attitude? Should you hire primarily for attitude or aptitude?

Let's answer the first question-one definition of attitude is "the direction in which you lean"-(either toward the positive or toward the negative).

If your direct reports were asked-is your boss's attitude generally positive or generally negative, what would they say about you?

Thursday, November 6, 2008


One of my readers posted these comments: "I have found that trust happens best when employees can give open and honest feedback and where the entire organization has a "culture" of seeing each person succeed. When the culture nourishes the team, the team succeeds."

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


So, who are you going to vote for today to lead our country into the future, John or Barack? Do you trust the person you are voting for? Why do you trust him? Do you know enough about him to trust him?

In your opinion, which of the following is the most effective way to recognize an employee for a significant accomplishment at work?