Priceless Professional Development:
Volume 6, Issue 73                                             December 2014
Before I start this month's article I want to wish you a Happy Holiday Season!  ALSO - DON'T MISS 'Holiday Extras' in this newsletter here, including: Gift Tips Based Upon DISC Style, how I turned my cranky Christmas mood around, an online GIFT for you and my Annual Elf Yourself Dance video.  


THANK YOU for being a part of the WUE world this year.  All the very, very best to you and yours!




When you're in the "Wake Up Eager Zone" you're confident, interested, ready, energized and committed. You take pride in your work and in the company. Your performance is consistent and reliable.  

It just feels good to be "in the zone" and, as a leader, you want the people on your team to be "in the zone" too.   But what do you do when you have a person on your team who's obviously not there?  What would you do if Jim were on your team? 


Jim's Fallen Out of the Wake Up Eager Zone...
Jim's Story: Jim's been with the company for a long time. He's a good guy and he's worked for you for the past four years.  While he's never been one of your top performers, he has in the past demonstrated energy and commitment on the job. He use to do quality work, but lately his performance has slipped. A LOT.

He's missed deadlines and he's making mistakes. In meetings he seems distracted. And, to top it off, today an internal customer complained to you about his work.  You know you need to talk to Jim, and that you need to take action.  


But what do you do first?  How can you make sure that you're honest and direct, without being too easy or too harsh?  Exactly what do you say that will give him the best shot at improving? How do you make sure that you're handling the situation correctly in case more serious discipline actions are needed?

Is it possible to manage Jim back into the Wake Up Eager Zone? It might be. Here are three specific actions you need to take if you have "a Jim" on your team...  Continue Reading.     



**This month's article gives you three SPECIFIC actions steps for improving "Jim's" performance.  PLUS, you gain access to a FR-EE Effective Discipline online class, a $49 value. Go There Now...

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giftHoliday Gifts...
Here are free EXTRAS for the Holidays:

- GIFT GIVING and STRESS REDUCER TIPS Based Upon DISC Behavioral Style.  Give them what THEY MOST Want - ideas for gifts, projects, activities and more based upon Style. Make the Holidays Fun for All

- HOW I TURNED MY CRANKY CHRISTMAS MOOD AROUND...  One year I had a really bad holiday season. If you're struggling with your Christmas 'mood' - or you know someone else who is, here's lots of tips from me and WUE readers. This article is a long time Holiday favorite.  Get That Happy Mood Back
- FR-EE EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE ONLINE LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE Give the gift of fairness and honesty by learning once and for all how to hold effective performance discussions when things are not working.  Use the tips in this month's article and then go over and take this fr-ee class.  (Value $49. About 60 minutes long with videos. PDF Transcript also available.) Get Your Fr-ee Course Here
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Suzie Price as a Holiday Elf
This month's article is about giving yourself and "Jim" the best gift ever - honest and transparent conversations around performance expectations.  This is a GIFT because it gives "Jim" a chance to improve (or he might get fired) AND because you're doing your duty as a leader in an honorable way.

Now that you've done all that good work - it's time for a little Holiday Cheer and dancing. Let's get this Holiday Party started!

Helping Leaders, Trainers and Consultants, Everywhere, Build a Wake Up Eager Workforce!

Suzie Price
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