A Laugh, A Lesson, and a Blessing
by Mildred and Doug Ramsey at positivepresentations.com
People Skill #3
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Hello Friends!!!!

September focus: This month we will learn how to build good will in the workplace by activating your workers"Want To"...... The 3rd of 12 people skills from my Super Supervisor video series; "Building Good Will".

From Super Supervisor 1 video
1. Getting response instead of reaction from subordinates.
2. Meeting the emotional needs of today's workers
3. Building Good Will .........good will=good works (this month)
4. Motivating with the 3 R's (Respect Recognition Reinforcement)
5. Being a Role Model
6. Operating in the Positive Zone
From Super Supervisor 2 video
7 . Looking like a Leader Acting like a winner
8 . Managing the Superior/Subordinate Factor
9 . Creating a team spirit with the will to win
10. Winning your People's Minds
11. The Magic in using the light touch
12. Building Unity in the Workplace

A Mildred Moment.....A LAUGH Top 20 things never said by a redneck ....A LESSON ...The Cardinal Sin of Management ..and how to tap into hidden potential... A BLESSING. .........A simple act can create a lifetime of good will.

We Got Mail ........From You Unsolicited praise for Mildred Live event. Power of Positive Thinking book strikes a cord with readers

WHAT'S UP and WHAT's NEW The October Special free companion books when you buy videos.......New audio CD's on our website........

A Mildred Moment.................

A LAUGH : ....Some More Red Neck Jokes

A redneck filling out an employment application answered all the questions about his personal record, past employment, Insurance information, etc. down at the bottom was the inevitable question. Who to call incase of an emergency. He immediately put down 911.

Top Twenty Things Never Said By A Redneck:

20. Checkmate.
19. Duct tape won't fix that.
18 . Come to think of it, I'll have a Heineken.
17 . Has anybody seen the sideburns trimmer?
16 . Little Debbie snack cakes have too many fat grams.
15 . No kids in the back of the pickup, it's just not safe.
14 . Wrasslin's fake.
13 . Honey, did you mail that donation to Greenpeace?
12 . Do you think my gut is too big?
11 . I'll have grapefruit and grapes instead of biscuits and gravy.
10 . Honey, we don't need another dog.
9 . Who's Richard Petty?
8 . Give me the small bag of pork rinds.
7 . Too many deer heads detract from the decor.
6 . Spittin is such a nasty habit.
5 . I just couldn't find a thing at Walmart today.
4 . Trim the fat off that steak.
3. The tires on that truck are too big.
2 . Unsweetened tea tastes better.
1. Would you like your salmon poached or broiled?

A LESSON:"Good Will=Good Works".

An employee has 3 dimensions to their personality. A Body, a Mind, and a Spirit. Their Body is what they are Doing, the Mind is what they are thinking, their Spirit is what they are feeling.

The Cardinal Sin of Managers and superiors in their relationship with their subordinates is they only care about one dimension of them. They only care about what the subordinates are doing. Most managers couldn't care less about what they are thinking or how they are feeling.......They only have 1/3 of their subordinate's potential.

Super Supervisors care about the Spirit (or Heart) and Mind of subordinates and activate their "Want To". ............resulting in good will in the workplace.

Besides practicing the 7 c's, 3 R's and 2 A's of super supervising, here are a few specific suggestions to help Super Supervisors tap into employee potential and build good will.

  • Mind/thinking:
    Discuss issues facing the team and ask them to "Give this some thought".
    Assign a new leadership responsibility (reduce costs, united fund, coffee club).
    Ask for suggestions for making this a better place to work.
  • Heart/Feelings:
    Show concern for family illnesses. (eg attend a funeral).
    Publicly recognize an accomplishment (verbally or Give them and award).
    Call them by their name.


How a Simple Act created a lifetime of Good Will toward the company

A true story

During my long employment at J P Stevens textile company, I met the most hard working and loyal employee, I ever knew, her name was Sarah. We were in a union organizing campaign at the time and the organizers had "free access" to our canteens. One night an argument erupted between Sarah and an organizer when he loudly and emphatically announced that J P Stevens did not "Care" anything about their workers.

She got right in his face and shut him up in a hurry when she told how her first line supervisor had stood by during her husband long illness and death (about 2 years).

Seems he had come to the hospital two or three times to see her husband. He and his wife had come by her house one Sunday evening after church just to see how she was getting along. This supervisor had sent a cake to her house when her husband died and her house was full of people.

She put her forefinger in that organizer's face and loudly proclaimed, "Oh yes, this company does care something about us, too and you will organize this plant over my dead body!"

I wish every front line supervisor could have heard that little speech. It spoke volumes about their importance in a company or organization. She was judging a company with 83 plants and 144,000 employees at that time by ONE first line supervisor......WOW!!!

Think about all the good will That boss generated!


WE GOT MAIL......From You!

HR Director of a grocery store chain gets unsolicited praise.....I thought you would want to know, I have now spoken with dozens of people who heard Mildred at one of yesterdays session and the feedback has been extremely positive. It was impressive the number of people who came up to me, unsolicited and commented how much they enjoyed it."Power Up your team with a Mildred Live!!!! seminar....Results Guaranteed"

From "The Power of Positive Thinking" Readers"........Lisa, Mississippi
I cannot begin to tell you the impact the condensed edition of The Power of Positive Thinking has had on me. WOW! Since childhood I have believed in God, but never felt I measured up in His eyes (or anyone else's). Your booklet has given me hope. and another................Author: Jody, Arizona
For years, I desperately searched for solutions to a slow form of suicide I was committing on myself. One thing led to another, until I read your condensed version of the Power of Positive Thinking. I finally understood what it means to let go and Let GOD.

If you have not read this little book it may be the best $3.00 you will spend in your life. I also recommend "As a Man Thinketh" for $3.00 or you can get both for only $5.00


October Special :20 Free books with the purchase of the Super
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Super Supervisor 1 and 2 and A Winner Warts and All

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