Posts for January 2014

America's Workplace Bully Problem

Bully Thumb"No other country in the world does what we do. On every issue, the world turns to us—because of the ideals we stand for, and the burdens we bear to advance them." - President Barack Obama, 2014 State of the Union Address
However regarding the growing issue of workplace bullying, the world has made its decision...without us.

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Jan 31, 2014

How to Get Good Work Repeated

COW Coach Thumb BlueToo much repetition in a job can be a soul-sucking experience for anyone. A very wise business owner once told me, "There is nothing more difficult than getting people to do excellent work at the same thing, in the same way, on every day."

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Jan 29, 2014

Guest Article - What’s Your Managerial Personality?

blog manager personality thumbWe at Media Partners understand that in order to effectively manage others, one must be confident in themselves and who they are as a person. With that in mind, today's post comes to us courtesy of  Dr. Sander Marcus. A clinical psychologist with the Center for Research & Service at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago.

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Jan 27, 2014

How to Punish Good Employees

COW-mng-thumbnail-goldAsk a manager, "Who are your top three employees?" They'll know just who you mean.  These are the ones who show up on time, have great attitudes, work efficiently and always finish what they start. Then ask, "How do you reward them?" The answers may get vague or worse, "With a paycheck."

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Jan 22, 2014

How to Punish Good Customers

COW CS Blue ThumbYou still see the "honor system" every once in a while, flowers in a bucket by the side of the road with no one around, a display of hand-made birdhouses with a slot for customer money. These small business owners are making a statement, "We think our customers are honest." I like that, it makes me want to stop and reward their faith in mankind.

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Jan 14, 2014