Author Archives: Jim Ryan

Best Method Ever to Motivate People

Think about a time when someone went out of their way to tell you about how great you are. Even better was when they told someone else, right?  Maybe it was an email from a coworker and your boss was … Continue reading

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How to Get Your People to Show Up to Work on Time

If you’re a boss, more than likely you have some employees who are chronically late. And like me, I’m sure you have heard every excuse – “I didn’t know we had to be on time.” “There was a long line … Continue reading

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Generations at Work – Strengthen your team by understanding how age groups differ

Most workplaces are multigenerational, which is a good thing. In any office setting you may see recent college grads mixing it up with those twice their age. While this office diversity can make for a great team, it’s important to … Continue reading

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Get ready to get Uncomfortable

Life is uncomfortable. We often get tired, hungry, thirsty, itchy… Sometimes it’s too hot, too cold, too bright, too dark, too noisy, too smelly… And that’s just a typical day. On a bad day there may be pain, anxiety, sadness, and stress. On top … Continue reading

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How to Behave When you Get Tough Feedback

When I was much younger, a boss of mine gave me some tough feedback. Basically she told me I was burnt out and my emotions were getting the better of me. When looking back, was absolutely true. She was blunt and to the point … Continue reading

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Toward the Light – a podcast on how to move through times of darkness

I would like to share this podcast of a wonderful sermon given by Reverend Frank Clarkson. We are midway through the winter and the light is slowing returning. Reverend Clarkson helps us understand the importance of embracing both the darkness and dawn. … Continue reading

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Office Gossip

Recently a group of archaeologists in Egypt discovered a pile of small stones with ancient writing on them. They seemed to be 5,000 years old and were used as a method of communication. One person would write something on a stone then give it to a runner … Continue reading

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Drama in the Workplace

We love drama. It makes for great TV, great theater, and great stories. But when it happens at work, it’s not so great. The bottom line is, the more drama you have, less gets done. Think about the last time … Continue reading

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Dealing with The Self-Absorbed Personality

“It’s all about ME!” Working with someone who is self-absorbed can be pretty challenging. On the surface, they might come across as charismatic, outgoing, and even charming. From a distance, they can also seem driven and successful. However, if you have to work with one … Continue reading

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Lessons on Teamwork from the Mountains

I love to climb. When I was 6 months old I learned to climb out of my crib. I drove my parents nuts. As a young man, I used to read about epic mountain climbs and dreamt of standing on … Continue reading

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