14 Ways to De-Stress Employee Vacations

Employees truly deserve paid vacations. Theystruggle through stressful jobs most of the year,and productivity goes down if they don't get abreak. From a corporate perspective, investment ingood vacation programs reduces workplace stressabsenteeism, health care costs, and accidents.Many employees, however, come back from vacationwith the half-joking remark about having to returnto... Read More

MANAGING CRISIS; when you?re too good at it

When you are acclaimed for excellence during times of crisis you may not feel so good in a non-crisis environment. You may not shine so bright, perform so well, be quite so acclaimed. If crisis is how you satisfy your personal need to be needed, to feel accomplished, to be... Read More

Spirits in the Corporate Boardroom.......Oh, sure......

There is a growing movement in the spiritual and holistic fields to bring a more metaphysical and human potential approach to the business community. Holism has been intergrating into both the health and mental health professions for many years now. The men's , women's and environmental movements are... Read More

Seeking Help

Where does the time go? Billable time. As a consultant, your practice may be doing reasonably well; you're charging $100-150 an hour. As an independent consultant, you're probably also doing everything from grinding the coffee to editing the umpteenth draft of your brochure.To understand where you spend your time, list... Read More

Delegate or Die!

You Can't Do It All - Learning To DelegateThere is not a single management skill more critical to your personal and professional success as an entrepreneur than learning to delegate. But delegating successfully is much more than simply handing out assignments. It is more an exercise in understanding and accepting... Read More

Communicate To The Four Main Personality Types

You probably know this already, but there are generally held to be four main personality types, which I call: Extrovert, Amiable, Analytical and Pragmatic . Let's take a moment to consider each of them in the workplace. Extrovert: someone who probably has a messy desk; who leaves projects... Read More

Forget The Sandwich Technique

Do you remember being told to use the "sandwich" technique when you needed to reprimand someone? Let me give you an example:"Fred, I'm really pleased with how you've been progressing since you joined us and you're doing a great job. However you're not getting your reports in on time and... Read More

6 Simple Steps to Dealing with Difficult Managers

The challenge of managing difficult managers can be rather daunting, especially when you inherit them! If they are your own born and bred, then hopefully they would have evolved into great managers!Experience shows that difficult managers are difficult because they are angry and frustrated about something or somebody (even themselves... Read More

Is Your Company in Need of Family Therapy?

How Companies Are Like FamiliesLike a family, a company is a group of people who have an ongoing relationship with one another. Companies have several things in common with families:1. Families have distinct ways of communicating and degrees of togetherness. For example:? Communication may be overt or covert.? Relationships tend... Read More

How to Create a Positive Work Atmosphere

Positive versus Negative WorkplacesWe have all worked in places where we grew to dread getting up in the morning, and a few of us have had the pleasure of working for a boss who makes us feel like we can do anything. Let's take a look at the differences between... Read More

In The News:

Marin County adopts staff management plan
Marin Independent Journal
A management plan aimed at making county government more responsive by promoting staff diversity, engagement, learning and leadership was embraced by top Civic Center officials Tuesday. The administration's “five year business plan” based on best ...

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Lifehacker Australia

Three Time Management Mistakes You Don't Realise You're Making
Lifehacker Australia
No matter how smart or experienced you think you are, it's important to remember you're always a novice at something. Sounds obvious, but it's something managers, entrepreneurs, and other business leaders are liable to forget, especially when it comes ...

Derry school district, township, turn management of Granada Avenue Gym to ...
The Granada Avenue Gym has been a haven for senior citizens who want to work out in a quiet and welcoming atmosphere, several speakers told the Derry Township School Board Monday. But the district and the township are turning management of the ...


5 practical project management certifications
As in most fields, pursuing a project management certification can be as murky as a bowl of alphabet soup. Here's how to determine which PM certification offers you the knowledge needed for real-world application and promising job prospects.
74% off this project management lean process certification courseBoing Boing

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Management Accountants Lead The Charge On Integrated Reporting
Integrated reporting (<IR>) continues to be a contentious topic in accounting circles, with debate surrounding its implementation and efficacy. At IMA's Annual Conference in June, Bob Laux, senior director, financial accounting and reporting at ...

A Fond Farewell To The Suggestion Box: Disrupting Innovation Management
According to conventional wisdom, small entrepreneurial companies are, by their very nature, agile and innovative. They can turn on a sixpence and put news ideas into operation in a matter of weeks or even days. By instinct, they disrupt markets by ...

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Washington Post

Clock management and parenthood: Finding the time to shower, and to think
Washington Post
Soon, they started talking about clock management. It was a throwback reference to the hours they would spend in front of the NBA as children, watching teams manage the final minutes and seconds of the game. Are you ahead or behind? Do you hold the ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Lead shot ban proposed for state wildlife management areas
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The DNR announced this week a proposed rule requiring hunters to use nontoxic shot on state wildlife management areas (WMAs) in Minnesota's farmland zone. If approved, the lead-shot ban would begin in 2018. It would not affect WMAs in the forest region ...

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Agri News

Initiative helps dairymen improve management
Agri News
Developed by Merck Animal Health, the Dairy C.A.R.E. Initiative has reached the ownership of 25 percent of the nation's dairy cows, reports Rick Jackson, U.S. dairy product manager for the company. This program provides information about management ...

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Markit launches KY3P™ platform for third party risk management
KY3P™ is the first centralised, cloud based data hub that simplifies and standardises third party risk management processes focusing on vendor due diligence and ongoing monitoring. Created in partnership with banks, buyside firms and third parties ...

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Delegation Obstructions

OBSTRUCTIONS: 1. Staff deficiencies. Lack of confidence in employees quite... Read More

Project Management - The Traveling Product Manager

Various studies ? and common sense ? indicate that involving... Read More

People - You Cant Make Them What Theyre Not

Many business people and managers are spending too much time... Read More

Problem Solving - Think Cleopatras Ass

Picture the scene. Anthony pops down to the guardhouse, partly... Read More

Employees Commit Corporate Fraud

Imagine the following scenario; Ten years ago you decided to... Read More

Knowledge Management - Leadership Behaviours Which Encourage Knowledge-Sharing

The concept of knowledge management or knowledge sharing makes intellectual... Read More

Cheat Sheet; Understanding The MSDS and Your Obligations In The Workplace To Employees

MSDS SHEETSMSDS stands for Material Safety Data Sheets. MSDS sheets... Read More

Solve Problems Permanently - Ask WHY

As Albert Einstein said:-"The significant problems we face today, cannot... Read More

Management to the Vision-Contribution and the Role of Compliance

As a manager our role is to:1. Establish the vision,... Read More

Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing in a Business Perspective

Business IntelligenceBusiness Intelligence has become a very important activity in... Read More

Check Your Communication Skills

Use this check list to assess your communication skills.Focus* Do... Read More

Can What Someone Does Off-hours Affect Your Business?

Q: How much do I have to worry about what... Read More

Why Do Managers Create Low Morale? Or Does My Bum Look Big In This?

Why do managers create low morale as a product of... Read More

Teaching Large Companies To Think Like The Little Guys

Q: I am an executive at a large company and... Read More

An Honest Look at Your Business

There is a difference between being comfortable and being in... Read More

Avoiding The Sheep Dip

It is a sad fact that many employees are still... Read More

Delegate or Die!

You Can't Do It All - Learning To DelegateThere is... Read More

Inventory Management 101

Inventory management may seem complicated to some, but if one... Read More

Innovation Management ? does the idea fit with the firm?

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation... Read More

Getting Information From Prospects

You're at a networking function and you've made that all-important... Read More

Demise of the Lone Ranger Manager: A Lesson in Management Communication Style

When executives see themselves as solely responsible for the overall... Read More

Interviewing Applicants Can Be Hazardous to Your Wealth

1st Fact: Interviewing applicants is the most common way companies... Read More

How to Deal With Salespeople

If you are an executive, you may sometimes feel like... Read More

How Your Business Can Pick A Software Developer

Eventually, your business is going to need to have some... Read More

Character: Is It Necessary In Leadership? (Part One)

We know character when we see it, but what exactly... Read More