Gossip destroys trust, causes employees to second guess one another, distracts from real issues, reduces productivity, and can hurt feelings. Gossip kills teamwork. There is no place for it at work, yet it is common.
Kids’ softball games three to five nights a week plus weekends. Tickets to the College World Series baseball game that starts at 4 p.m. A family vacation. Friends who spontaneously call you at work Friday morning to say they are taking off early to the lake and invite you to join them. The BBQ that
Celebrity Staff and C&A Industries received notification that we have been selected as one the "Best Places to Work" in Omaha, Neb. for the fourth year in a row. This is an honor to win once, let alone four years running!
In my 17 years at C&A, I have witnessed tremendous growth and change. We
As I write this on Valentine’s Day, I am watching many a delivery come into our office. Large bouquets of flowers, cards with loving words, and personal deliveries from family members carrying balloons and gift bags all to say, "I love you, I care about you, I want you in my life, thoughts of our
Summer is here! Heat, humidity, and days when we all look out the window wishing we were out at a ball game, on the golf course, or out at the pool. Many of us save those beloved vacation/PTO days to use during the summer when the days are long and there is lots to do
Complaints at work. We’ve all got ‘em, we’ve all heard ‘em. Some of this might sound familiar.
Susie is always late. Bob talks too much. Joe makes a lot of mistakes and no one does anything about it. Anne uses her cell phone even though it is against policy. The complaints go on and on .
With each passing month, 2011 is looking more and more optimistic. News reports indicate unemployment is declining, the worst may be over for the housing market (in most parts of the country at least), and consumer confidence is slowing returning. In the business world, the turnaround means many of us who were forced to reduce
No, not that kind of love! The month of February brings to mind Valentine’s Day and everything from love, your spouse, family, significant other, to those who are close to you. When we hear the word “love” we often think of our personal relationships; however, let's look at this word in a different context. Love
February is the month of love! At least that is what retailers tell us as we walk the aisles and see nothing but a sea of red and pink cookies, candies, flowers, cards, and gifts created to help us celebrate the "holiday" and remind us to show our "love" to those who mean the
In my last blog post I shared that while there are some managers/execs who truly are interview pros, most of you aren’t trained in interviewing. Your core skills instead rest in your offerings to your business, yet a vast number of hiring managers still think they are interview experts. So, now that we are all aware