I popped into Anna’s Country Kitchen in Crapaud, Prince Edward Island which is one of my favorite eating places, for lunch this past week.
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I remember hearing a story many years ago about a receptionist who simply did her job. Came in at 9am, when home at 5pm. Did what she was asked, and not a whole lot more. Smiled at people she liked and … Continue reading
When was the last time you received a pat on the back, a sincere thank you, or heard the words, “great job” from your boss? Unfortunately, many managers do not think of this as one of their top priorities.
Inc. Magazine posted the 50 best places to work…and I was curious. What is it that makes a workplace better than another?
Did you know that Sunday is officially “Happy Day”? In 2013, the United Nations proclaimed that March 20th would be observed annually as “International Day of Happiness” – a day to recognize the importance of happiness and well being.
It’s important to celebrate your team’s small and large victories. Here are some ideas to show just how much you care.
As we come to the close of 2015, it is time to reflect on the year and focus on the things for which you are most grateful. Although that might be hard because of the seismic events we experienced. We are … Continue reading
Survey after survey has shown that, in general, 65 percent of employees are not satisfied with their job. Recent research conducted by Right Management showed that only 35 percent of employees indicated that they were either “satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” … Continue reading
Many years ago, when Richard Nixon was president, there was a U.S. senator who was receiving an award at the White House.
While at our office in the Delta Prince Edward hotel, I stopped to speak with Rhonda Maillet, director of human resources. Standing in the lobby, she noticed litter on the floor and immediately went over picked it up and put … Continue reading
I was having breakfast at the Red Rooster in Crapaud this week with my cousin Charlie Sherren, and we were discussing how people conducted business in our fathers’ time. His father, my Uncle Ned, was a man of solid values … Continue reading
My favorite joke this month goes like this: An older gentleman was applying for a job at a youthful organization. The HR Manager, after some discussion, asked, “So what do you feel is your greatest weakness?” The elder gentleman thought … Continue reading
It has been a long winter, and many are finding the endless snow days, the difficult and dangerous road conditions and the inability to get out and carry on business very frustrating. However, stress is not necessarily the boogey man … Continue reading
When paying employees, you can use three methods: 1) pay by the hour, 2) pay a salary, 3) pay by the piece – the number of things they make, or the tasks they complete (known as ‘piecework’). Many organizations are … Continue reading