Join Ruth For a Life Changing Event!

by Ruth Mott on September 9, 2013


Ruth’s new retreat/workshop to be held in October.
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Pay for Performance-Response

by Ruth Mott on August 15, 2012

While pay tied to performance is generally the accepted way of rewarding employees and managers, there are some cautions. My BLOG on the Mott Coaching site this week talks about some of the pitfalls to this practice Naturally we want to be compensated for our efforts, but have you ever been in the situation [...]


Monitoring Employee Performance

August 6, 2012

Guest Blogger Alan Bryan blogs about monitoring employee performance as a key driver of a company’s success. Controversial topic these days. What do you think? Check it out and let me know your thoughts. I have a different view and will be sharing that next week.

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Pets in the Office – It Works.

June 5, 2012

It’s a shame really. There is so much evidence that having a pet around actually increases one’s productivity and lessens stress. In addition, “Pet presence potentially can be a low-cost wellness intervention,” said Randolph Barker, a professor of management at Virginia Commonwealth University’s business school in Richmond, Va.
If productivity is increased, stress [...]

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Are You Lying? Seriously, Are You?

May 17, 2012

Have you cheated or lied on your resume? I guess it’s pretty widespread, and the more creative you are the more likely you are to lie about yourself, at least according to this article
While it is important to be creative in your descriptions of what you do and what certifications you have, lying isn’t [...]

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You Just Wouldn’t Understand

May 2, 2012

This is a guest post from Michele McDonough.
At some point in our lives, we’ve probably all experienced a situation in which we asked a question and were answered with, “You just wouldn’t understand.” And, if we’re completely honest with ourselves, haven’t there also been times when we’ve given that response to someone else?
I admit to [...]

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Have You Scared Yourself Today?

April 18, 2012

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I have always been the stuff-holder. You know, the person who holds everyone else’s wallets, purses and car keys while they ride rollercoasters at an amusement park, dive into the ocean in September or line up to sing at a karaoke bar. In short, I try to avoid scary stuff [...]

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Work-Life Balance

April 10, 2012

Who Thought Up That Crazy Phrase?
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It’s a catchphrase that has been tossed around by everyone from Oprah to Forbes, but what is this work-life balance everyone is pushing? If you are a small business owner, an entrepreneur or otherwise self-employed, it might seem like the one thing that [...]

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A Memory Champ? Who Knew?

April 4, 2012

I’m so sorry – I remember your face, but I’m terrible with names! Do you say this when you run into someone you really don’t remember? I do, and I’m always embarrassed by it. I’ve tried several tricks like associating the person with something else – an animal, a movie character, and a piece of furniture, whatever! [...]

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Three Little Questions to Rock Your World

March 27, 2012

I always like to take the short on-line quizzes that companies offer to see if I’m smarter than everyone else, or dumber, for that matter; or to see if I have the best memory, etc. So I’m offering this little quiz to help you see yourself.

Who Are You? ( This is not about your accomplishments, [...]

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