GOOD BUSINESS IS PERSONAL.

Think for one second...back to a time when your boss pissed you off. A time when you felt angry or insulted, but you were told, "Its business, nothing personal." Sound familiar? It's an age-old saying that our colleagues tend to use when they feel we are allowing our own personal biases to cloud our ability to make sound business decisions. Supposedly in this busy, bustling, cut-throat world of business, we should become indifferent to our own thoughts and intuition in order to function in the workplace. Needless to say...I humbly disagree! With that, I'd like to present today's Taste Tip: Good business is always personal. One of the best ways to ensure that your

employees work their hardest is to ensure the best workplace moral. In short, its very difficult to perform when you are miserable. So this week, instead of expecting someone to "check their feelings at the door", allow them to be human. Offer your help to them in any way you can, even if it means giving them an extra 15 to pull it together if they are distraught! Those who are on the other end of the spectrum (employees) may apply this tip in the workplace as well! Instead of suppressing your emotions, separate your self briefly and allow yourself to feel them. The sooner you process them, the sooner you can get over them! Instead of being afraid to voice your opinion or discontent, learn to express your thoughts while maintaining a positive, professional demeanor, (i.e "Per my last email", or "I respectfully disagree"). Though it may sound cliche, it's not always about what you say, but it really is all about how you say it.

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