4 Ways to Stop Yourself Before You Assume Incorrectly

  November 14, 2018

When you assume, you make a a-… I’m not going to say it. But you know it’s true. Let’s face it. Assumptions contribute in a major way to workplace miscommunication. Assumptions are something taken as fact when there’s no proof. They’re often preconceived misconceptions about a situation, person, group, or task – likely based on past … Continued

4 Ways to Stop Workplace Negativity In Its Tracks

  October 12, 2018

According to a study conducted by Harvard Business Review, 98% of employees have reported experiencing negativity in the workplace.* That means 2% of those surveyed simply must not be telling the truth. Honestly, who hasn’t experienced workplace negativity in some way or form? I know what you’re thinking – “This doesn’t happen at my organization.” … Continued

How to Deal When People Keep Interrupting You Mid-Task

  September 20, 2018

“Stop interrupting me while I am interrupting you.” – WINSTON CHURCHILL The above image is a GIF from the movie The Darkest Hour. Churchill was played by the amazing Gary Oldman. This quote is sometimes written as, “Don’t interrupt me while I’m interrupting you.” Click here to tweet this quote! I know everyone has had … Continued

The Multi-tasking Antidote: 4 Tips to Stay Focused

  August 9, 2018

“Multi-tasking is great in the kitchen when you are trying to time the chicken to be ready at the same time as the potatoes. But do not assume it is a great way to manage a workday.” – JOANNE TOMBRAKOS Author of It Takes An Egg Timer, A Guide to Creating the Time for Your … Continued

Quality & Continuous Improvement: Improve Your Processes in 3 Easy Steps

  July 24, 2018

After the third step of executing your new plan to improve your processes, where do you end up? Quality. Quality is the outcome and the process is how you improve. There are two important pillars (in addition to the 3 steps above) that are also key to understanding process improvement: documentation (steps 1 through 3) and … Continued

Recognizing employees goes deeper than dollars

  May 29, 2018

Does your organization have a reward and recognition program in place? Recognizing talent takes small steps, doesn’t require major expenditures, and has a BIG, three-pillar impact: According to WorkStars, 69% of employees would work harder if they felt their efforts were better appreciated. “The common denominator that I’ve found in every single interview is that … Continued

Success Trek welcomes Paige Mosher!

  May 1, 2018

May 1 , 2018 For Immediate Release: Success Trek Welcomes Paige Mosher Born and raised in South Texas, Paige Mosher and her family traded the warm gulf breezes to Northwest Indiana in November 2002, lake-effect snow and all. Paige, as well as her entire family, was in the maritime industry in the administration of the … Continued

All Onboard! 3 Signs Onboarding Needs to Be Fixed

  April 30, 2018

New employees decide within the first 30 days whether they feel welcome in the organization. Additionally, 1 in 25 people leave a new job just because of a poor (or no) onboarding program. (SHRM Statistics courtesy of Clickboarding.com) If new employee turnover is adding stress to your organization, one way to curb that is to … Continued

Learn More About The Training Gap

  April 12, 2018

POLL:  Did you undergo training in your current position at your company? A. I wasn’t “trained,” I was thrown to the wolves on my first day.That’s normal, though… right? B. Osmosis, baby! I followed someone for a while and watched what they were doing. C. I could probably still use a little training… D. I … Continued

Time to Revise These 3 Training Lies [Fact vs Fiction]

  March 29, 2018

58% of managers reported they haven’t been given actual management training.* Yikes. Despite hiring candidates who would likely be great leaders, we aren’t taking the steps to train them on actually leading a team. This training gap gets costly. According to the Association for Talent Development, companies that offer comprehensive training programs have 218% higher … Continued