David Dellman, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Zig Ziglar’s Railroad Story

When someone was devoted to their company in the old days, they were called “company men.” Of course, there are “company women” too. There are various definitions of what a company person is, but I believe they are loyal to their company. They...

Loyalty

One dictionary definition of loyalty is “a strong feeling of support or allegiance.” Coworkers and bosses have told me that they find me loyal, and it flatters me to hear that because loyalty is high on my list of values. I want to be perceived as loyal, and I want to...

Help a Coworker Today  

Some believe that our happiness is in direct proportion to our service to others. My hero Zig Ziglar once said, “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help other people get what they want.” If you want to be happy and fulfilled at work, see...

I Get to go to Work Today

“I get to go to work today” is not usually what we hear on Monday, but if you have ever been jobless or, worse, income less than you might understand the enthusiasm of someone grateful for the opportunity to work. Even in hard times, we are blessed in...

Too Much to Do in Too Little Time

Too much work to do in too little time is a common workplace complaint. Managers want to get the best bang for their buck, so they often intentionally assign an unrealistic workload hoping that their employees will rise to the occasion. Many years ago, when I was in...