As a woman who works full-time outside the home, I understand how difficult it is to find time for ourselves. And last weekend over a cup of coffee at Starbucks, I can’t help overhearing the ladies at the next table raving about ‘Valerie Orsoni’s book: ‘Le Personal Coach’ - how they had read the book and discovered secrets to get fit and lose weight without adding one more minute to their busy days.
People who feel included and wanted, who know that their presence on the job is important – are less apt to be late or absent. Anyone who could come up with a guaranteed cure for lateness and absenteeism could sell the secret and retire in style.
Lateness and absenteeism are perennial problems for which there seems no cure – you must make it a point to continually work at it. Why? Well, one is to be sure – through personal contact and explanation – that everyone appreciates the problems that lateness and absence create. If one person is frequently late, why shouldn’t everyone be? And if everyone is late, why shouldn’t someone else come in even later? Obviously there’s only one sensible place to draw the line – everyone should be ready to start work on time.
Yes, your life would be easier if your boss and colleagues gave you a daily boost. But who said life was easy? Bosses and colleagues, like all of us, have strengths and weaknesses. So, appreciate the good points in others and then work on strengthening your own.
To get ahead you need to be one of the ‘Best’ not one of the rest. If you are serious about getting ahead, here are some of the ways you can use positive behaviors to increase your own motivation, morale, and success.
Ideas pops in and out like lightning. Unless you write them down, they are gone in a flash.
Do you take the time to organize your thoughts? Do you remember your most original and creative ideas? These ideas could be your most valuable assets in determining where to devote your time and energy to achieve your goals – Do you have a way of recording them? If not, you are short-changing yourself.
Do not underestimate the importance of keeping people informed. It promotes high morale and better teamwork.
One of the most important things a boss should do is keep people informed. The manager who does not is losing valuable goodwill and cooperation. People like to know what is going on. Employees like to know about things that affect them, their department, or their company. They work better when they do.