Monthly Archives: August 2013

Are You an Office Politician?

Originally posted on simplifypersonalproductivity:
Whether or not we want to admit it there are politics in every office.  This has become such a negative term in the US, at least, that most people want to avoid the topic.  However, politics…

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Overcoming Anxiety

Originally posted on The Midnight Station:
    Anxiety is a perfectly natural emotion, most commonly thought of as a relatively unnecessary by-product of a time when the stakes are high or when we fear the uncertain. To be nervous…

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Rethinking 5 Beliefs that Erode Workplace Motivation

Blanchard LeaderChat Can you fill-in-the-blanks on these common workplace belief statements? It’s not personal, it is just ________.The purpose of business is to _____ _______.We need to hold people ___________.The only thing that really matters is _______.If you cannot measure … Continue reading

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New pest management requirements for schools

Maine DOE Newsroom The State of Maine has revised its integrated pest management (IPM) and pesticide regulations pertaining to all public and private schools serving any grades kindergarten through 12.  These changes were made to improve communication and provide training … Continue reading

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Notice of annual audit requirements

Maine DOE Newsroom Maine DOE is providing notice of several changes to requirements and procedures as well as reminders about the annual audit requirements for audits for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, and subsequent years. View original post … Continue reading

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Trust Withdrawal Ripples

I liken the degree of trust between individuals in an organization to a bank account. There is a current balance of trust that is the result of hundreds of transactions (deposits and withdrawals) that occur between individuals on a daily…

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How New Managers Sometimes Become Micro-Managers

Blanchard LeaderChat Often, new managers are promoted because they are very good at their jobs. Their supervisors may have caught a glimpse of leadership potential. Generally speaking, they are ambitious and hard-working people. Ever wonder why promising new managers end … Continue reading

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How to Annoy Your Co-workers

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11 ways to stop workplace drama

Originally posted on Nitpickers' Nook:
This is a guest post by Marlene Chism, author and speaker. In my book, Stop Workplace Drama, I talk about how obstacles in your personal life always spill into your professional life. Most of the…

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