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Time Off for Good Behavior

by Mary Stier

June 12, 2012

Bigstock-Family-And-A-Kite-At-Sunset-1199522“I’m gonna soak up the sun
Gonna tell everyone
To lighten up” ---Sheryl Crow

I’ve long advocated that our most productive leaders unplug and take time off to restore their mind, body and souls.

To that end, I’m going to take my own advice and enjoy this summer weather.

I will be taking a break from the blog for a few weeks and experience some new scenery while making memories with the family.

I hope you have carved out some time for yourself this summer to re-charge your batteries.

Thanks for being such loyal readers. You’re the best! -Mary


Daily Goals

by Mary Stier

June 07, 2012

Bigstock-the-time-is-now-live-in-the-pr-19630055A few weeks ago I was talking with an acquaintance about her upcoming retirement. She has worked hard and attained a wonderful legacy in her chosen professional field.

So it came as no surprise that I was impressed when she shared her philosophy on retirement.

When she retires, she is committed to:

  1. Do something every day for her health.
  2. Do something every day for her brain.
  3. Do something every day for others.
  4. Do something every day for fun.

I delighted in her wisdom and thought it was a brilliant idea.

Which got me thinking….

Why wait for retirement?


Desk Rage

by Mary Stier

June 05, 2012

DeskrageDesk Rage.

It shouldn’t surprise any of us that a Gallup poll recently released its finding that on the job stress is the #1 reason for employee dissatisfaction in the American workplace.

And for our working Moms, stress is so prevalent that a whopping 86% of them report feeling stressed.

Our sluggish economy has provided us with a double edged sword--- “right sizing” has slashed jobs while piling on the workload to remaining workers. With no end in sight.

So how do you keep an eye on your valuable employees to insure that they don’t burn out and flame out?

Blogger Lauren Hockenson found this great graphic entitled “Desk Rage: The Tell-Tale signs of an overworked employee” which was created by Column Five in conjunction with Kaes.

For those of you who are visual learners, take a look and be mindful of these clues that your stressed out employees are exhibiting.

Your job as leader is to insure that you pick the best people, give them the resources that they need to get the job done and then give them the freedom to their job well.

Don’t let stress get the best of you or your talented staff.

(To see the infographic full sized, just click on it.)

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