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from Uncommon Clarity
|Employee Thoughts - Survival of the Fittest?
I water my plants weekly. Mostly.
Some thrive. Some die. Some linger unhappily.
This is a choice I make and I endure the
You do the same with your employees. You
choose the level of attention, support and
opportunities you provide.
Some thrive. Some leave. Some linger
unhappily. Two of the three are bad. Two of
the three can have a devastating effect on
morale. Two of the three represent wasted
time, energy and money. This is a choice you
make and you are enduring the consequences.
Now, more than ever, is a lousy time to lose
good employees, to let potential languish, or
to tolerate those who would be better off
somewhere else. But, if things are slow, it
may be the perfect time to turn your
attention to maximizing employee potential.
Need some help sorting out next steps? Call
413-527-3737 for help in getting the most
from your employees.
|Survival Thoughts - Avoid Grumps and Whiners!
Those predisposed to pessimism have abundant
evidence to justify their sense of gloom and
doom these days. Optimists may even feel
their positive outlook under siege. Here are
some tips for remaining upbeat:
- Avoid grumps and whiners. They will only
make you feel worse.
- Take care of yourself. Eat well,
exercise, and take time for yourself.
- Concentrate on the things you can
control, not those beyond your reach.
- Laugh. Seek the people, reading matter,
shows and activities that make you laugh.
- Be generous with others. Be patient,
helpful, forgiving, and supportive.
- Avoid generalizations. Specific things
are going wrong. Lots of them, I'll grant
you. But other things are going well.
- Attend to your cash flow and emergency
- Limit the amount of news you watch and
file those financial statements quickly.
- Be confident in who you are and what you
have accomplished. Economic difficulties don't
change that; they only change how and when
you pursue your dreams.
- Make smart investments that position you
for a strong future. Consider investing in:
- Professional development
- Building strong relationships with
- Reconnecting with past customers
- Getting your operational house in order
- Clarifying your strategy
- Facilities and equipment that may be
exceptionally inexpensive right now
This too shall pass. Will you be ready?
Call us for help in making the best of
current circumstances: 413-527-3737.
|Green Thoughts - Uncommon Clarity Goes Solar!
Our solar panels are up and producing! Most
days are net positive. I love it when the
meter arrow points toward the street
indicating the preferred direction of energy
|Parting Thoughts - Learning Optimism
We learn optimism. We also learn pessimism
and helplessness. In Learned Optimism,
Martin Seligman explains the differences AND
techniques for learning to be more
optimistic. For more information, read ...
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