Catherine A Connors

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Management

The Ghost of Business Past

This is the time of the year where most people have moments of nostalgia; we look back on the past with Rose Tinted glasses and reminisce about the good old days, phrases such as ‘no school like the old school’ and ‘they were the good old days’ float around.
December 20, 2011 242 Reads share
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Management

To Party Or Not To Party

That is the question…. However it’s a question that seems a little clouded regarding the Office Christmas Party, in the following article I hope will give a few guidelines to those who will attend their office party the stress free way. But also for companies/businesses on how they expect their staff to behave at such events.
December 14, 2011 282 Reads share

Management

I Can’t Come Into Work Today Because

Have you ever called into your job and taken a sick day without really been sick, well then you are not alone. A survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Kronos Incorporated, found that about half of all Americans have taken a fake sick day. Australia and Canada are about level according to this survey, it also revealed that 71% of Chinese workers have called in sick (when they weren’t) and interesting to note that in France this number is only 16%.
November 1, 2011 642 Reads share

Management

What Makes A Good Boss?

A good boss, like anything other good experience we have in life, can leave a lasting impression on us. But unlike horror stories often recounted about ‘bad’ bosses we don’t hear that many great stories about the ‘good’ boss.
October 5, 2011 288 Reads share

Management

Workplace bullying – Do not stand alone

Before you consider taking action, it is best to talk it over with someone. It’s always a possibility that what may seem like bullying may in fact not be. For example changes within the organization can create stress on all levels (staff, supervisors, managers etc), and so stress may be causing some short term issues and demands. If you are finding it difficult to cope, perhaps take the time to talk to your manager or supervisor, who may well be as concerned as you are. Sometimes in situations like this communication can be the way to make changes.
July 13, 2011 437 Reads share

Management

Do Not Stand Alone: Workplace Bullying. Part 2

In my last post, Do not stand alone, I took a look at workplace bullying, what exactly is bullying and how to spot a bully within your company/team. So just what type of impact can bullying behavior have on...
June 10, 2011 225 Reads share

Management

Do Not Stand Alone – Workplace Bullying

At some point in our lives many of us (myself included) have had some experience at the hands of a bully, be it the school yard bully or a workplace bully, but whichever way, the feelings of isolation and...
May 12, 2011 331 Reads share

Management

Start Relaxing To Make Your Business Amazing

The small business owner (or free-lancer) is often the sole person responsible for time management, tasks, projects, deadlines, paperwork and what seems like five million other responsibilities that can have a tendency...
September 6, 2010 325 Reads share

Management

Slow Down….

Life today seems to move at a hectic pace, with many of us rushing from one activity to the next. But this type of life can only lead to stress and learning to slow down is vital
April 12, 2010 198 Reads share