If you have read any of my other articles, you know that I'm all about delivering strategies that will help lead, manage or grow your organization. Periodically, I like to invite guests to share their expertise in areas that will further enhance your ability as a business owner to stay ahead of opportunities or issues.
I would like to introduce Erick Becker, a labor law attorney for Cummins & White, LLP. Erick is an expert on union activity and working with businesses facing union organization.
What kills your productivity? Is it lack of direction? Is it lack of planning or focus? Well, based on a whole host of research by some much esteemed organizations, its distractions! In fact, the average person wastes up to 25% of their time each year engaged in useless or low level activities. 25%!
Recently, I received an inquiry from a manager of a mid-size company that was having difficulty with an employee who displayed a very sarcastic attitude.
“How can I effectively manage an engaged and bright subordinate who uses sarcasm in team meetings and other workplace conversations? It is difficult for me to point out to him the damage his "witty" remarks do to his peers. It also encourages others to imitate such behavior. I want to solve this issue and move on with other more pressing tasks. Your help is appreciated”.
About the Author
Steve provides leadership, management and marketing coaching to business owners, executives and entrepreneurs worldwide. Considered the Catalyst for Change by the California Business Journal, Steve has coached over 400 business professionals to date.