Tag Archives: business relationships

Breaking The Ice As A Team’s New Manager

November 6, 2013


Old photo of two ice breakers near shore

The flip side of yesterday’s post is being the new manager joining a team or company. Hopefully, you accepted the job because there is some challenge that needs your unique talent. Either the product, the team or the company needs your help to create something great.  You’ve arrived at the first day of your new […]

Continue reading...

Breaking The Ice With A New Manager

November 5, 2013


Ice breaker ship navigating through arctic waters

You’ve heard about the new manager. His arrival was announced a few weeks ago. You and your friends at work have been speculating. Will he be different? What changes will he make? Soon enough, the day – and the new manager – has arrived. He is now sitting by the team. How do you break […]

Continue reading...

Mission For Today: Thank Someone

November 4, 2013


girl holding thank you sign

Mission For Today: sincerely smile and thank someone for the work they did When was the last time you took a moment, smiled and really thanked someone for the work they did? Concluding your emails with “thanks!” or responding with “thanks” when someone agrees to a request are quick and simple ways to show some […]

Continue reading...

Mission For Today: Ask And Listen

April 2, 2013


Lego Darth Vader should listen to Luke

Mission For Today: Ask Someone What Is Important To Them At Work. Listen. You have been sitting next to and working with Luke for six months.  You greet each other every morning, talk about the weekend, and ask about the kids.  How well do you really know Luke?  Do you know what he likes best […]

Continue reading...

How To Handle Quality With Outsourcing

February 25, 2013


broken iphone

When you outsource, how far do you push your partners on quality?  When outsourcing digital work (software, digital assets, etc.), it’s sometimes difficult to determine whether your request to fix something is really a change in what you wanted in the first place.  In addition, if you are easily able to make changes yourself, you […]

Continue reading...

Mission For Today: Smile! It’s Contagious!

February 6, 2013

1 Comment

Smile Happy Face

Mission for today: Smile!  It’s contagious! Have you noticed that when you smile, the whole world seems to smile with you? When someone approaches you with a smile, you naturally respond with a smile. We can’t help it. Our emotions are contagious. So, the mission for today is to spread some good cheer by simply […]

Continue reading...