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

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ValueWalk

Elliott Management Confirms IPG Stake
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Elliott Management confirmed it had acquired a 6.7% interest in Interpublic Group and says it seeks “to engage in a constructive dialogue…regarding steps to maximize shareholder value.” Speculation that Elliott was buying up Interpublic stock swirled ...
Elliott Management Takes Significant Stake in IPGAdweek
Activist Elliott Management sets its sights on IPGReuters
Elliott Management Discloses 6.7% Stake In Interpublic GroupValueWalk
Insider Monkey (blog)
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Laukka Management sold to FirstService
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal (blog)
Laukka Management, an Edina-based residential community association management firm, has been acquired by FirstService Residential, which is part of a large Canadian company that already has a big presence in this market. Laukka has 21 employees ...


TechCrunch

Intigua Raises $10M Series B Round For Its IT Management Automation Service
TechCrunch
Intigua, a company that specializes in giving enterprises an easier way to manage their IT operations in private and public clouds, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series B round led by Intel Capital. Existing investors Bessemer ...

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The Guardian

Standard Chartered forced to back its management after media succession talk
The Guardian
In a highly unusual stock market announcement, the emerging markets-focused bank said: "The board wants to be absolutely clear that it is united in its support of both Peter Sands and Sir John Peace, and the management team, in delivering the refreshed ...
Standard Chartered board backs top managementBBC News

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Study: Stress Sources Differ For Managers And Employees - And Why It Matters
Forbes
A study earlier this year from Towers Watson examined the sources of stress at work and found that managers and employees view the problem very differently. The study is called Workforce Stress: The Employer/Employee Disconnect, and involved ...


9 to 5 Google

Google Maps Engine Gets Workforce Management Tool
InformationWeek
Businesses and individuals using Google Maps Engine Pro for collaborative map creation now have access to a workforce management tool at no extra charge. Maps Engine Pro subscribers can now use Google Maps Coordinate to manage workers and ...
Google Folds Its Workforce Management Tool, Maps Coordinates, Into Maps ...TechCrunch

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Listing Management: The Required Foundation for Local SEO
Search Engine Watch
Google also released bulk listing management for Google+ in 2014, huge news for multi-location brands that can now more easily automate efforts to keep location listings fresh. Google also removed authorship photos from SERPs, launched Google My ...


AgWeb

Got Management Zones?
AgWeb
In the age of agriculture data, it's a shame to waste, and with management zones producers can pull a mass of data from their own land and use the information across multiple parts of an operation – even down to the scouting side. "The main reason we ...


GE Energy Management powers growth in Clearwater
Tampa Bay Business Journal
GE's Energy Management business will invest $50 million in a 190,000-square-foot manufacturing Center of Excellence in Clearwater. The project will create 250 jobs, an announcement from Gov. Rick Scott said. Pinellas County Economic Development ...
Expansion of GE Energy Management in ClearwaterWCTV
GE Energy Management Building Facility in Clearwater with 250 New JobsSunshine State News (blog)

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Market Basket Management Unclear on Store Locations
Boston.com
Market Basket protesters have said that existing management might be unclear on company details with many long-time workers having been fired, having resigned, or actively protesting by not working. In the instance of this one Nashua store, at least ...

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A major source of communication breakdowns is incongruence between the... Read More

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Innovation Management ? Innovation or Profit?

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