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:

UK Management Accountants Want to Stay in the EU to Protect British Business
Business Wire (press release)
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UK management accountants want the UK to remain in the EU, according to a survey of members of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The majority (63%) said they want to stay in the EU even if David ...

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Livingston Daily

Management rifts resurface at Howell Parks & Rec
Livingston Daily
Without commenting on specifics, recreation authority board members this week announced they had placed a warning in current Director Paul Rogers' personnel file as a result of management issues within the department. The board acted after meeting for ...

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Martin Garrix Leaves Spinnin' Records and MusicAllStars Management
Martin Garrix has split ways with longtime record label Spinnin' Records and sister company MusicAllstars Management. The Dutch artist yesterday (Aug. 27) announced that he had terminated his agreements with Spinnin' and MusicAllstars, citing a ...
Martin Garrix splits from longtime record label and management firmMusic Week

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St. Louis Business Journal

First Bank shuffles top management
St. Louis Business Journal
Shelley Seifert, who joined First Bank as chief administrative officer in 2014 from PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, becomes chief operating officer, adding operations and treasury management to her responsibilities for human resources, marketing, Community ...

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How Savvy Businesses Tackle Change Management
Innovation Excellence (blog)
Katherine Jones, the Vice President, Human Capital Management Technology Research at Bersin by Deloitte, was a recent guest on the TechnologyAdvice Expert Interview Series to share her insight on the intersection of sales, marketing, and technology.

The Inquisitr

Charlie Sheen Will No Longer Need 'Anger Management'
The Inquisitr
So it was no surprise when after his much-publicised exit from Two and A Half Men, Charlie Sheen decided the time was right for him to tackle his anger management issues head-on with a show titled, well, Anger Management. It seemed the right move at ...

Canadian risk management leader dead at 79
Business Insurance
According to the website of the William H. McGannon Foundation, Mr. McGannon was one of the first risk managers in Canada to set up a full service risk management department with loss prevention services and statistical support at NOVA Chemicals Corp.

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NOUN Staff Elected Secretary of Academy of Management
Dr Samaila, a scholar in Business Administration with specialisation in Marketing Communication and Entrepreneurship, is of the School of Management Sciences of the university. He is also a visiting scholar with The School of Media & Communication Pan ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Dealpolitik: Delaware Ruling May Complicate Management Buyouts
Wall Street Journal (blog)
A Delaware court ruling Thursday could throw cold water on management buyouts. Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster didn't mince words in his criticism of Dole Food Co.'s management in connection with the 2013 buyout of Dole by David H. Murdock, the ...

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Lee County Emergency management getting ready for Erika
The News-Press
Tropical Storm Erika continued to barrel toward Southwest Florida on Friday, bringing some heavy rain and strong winds unless something changes. Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center said they expect Erika to weaken into a tropical depression ...
The South Florida Water Management District will lower canals ahead of ErikaWPTV.com
Polk County Emergency Management worried about flooding with ErikaABC Action News
Pinellas EOC managers bracing for Erika, urge residents to prepareWFLA
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The Ins and Outs of Internal and External Relations

INTERNAL PUBLIC RELATIONS: Never overlook an opportunity to do internal... Read More

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It's hard to believe the year will be half over... Read More

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Innovation Management: What Problem Is Being Solved?

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Five Steps to Increase the People Power in Your Business

Take some bold steps and help your employees and business... Read More

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It is 9:00 am on a Monday morning. Do you... Read More

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What IS assertive communication? Assertive communication is the... Read More

MANAGING CRISIS; when you?re too good at it

When you are acclaimed for excellence during times of crisis... Read More

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Now we turn the corner to our final phase: Re-Discovery.Last... Read More

Quality Hiring: Are You Doing It Right?

Quality hiring is more than running ads, screening, interviewing and... Read More

Coaching Champions at Work

I saw Brian Kerr (the Irish national football coach) on... Read More

Managing People - Why Is It So Difficult?

Managing, supervising, being a team leader is the hardest job... Read More

Stop Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Each year, businesses write-off six percent of revenue to waste,... Read More

Understand What Flows Through Your Business to Find Improvement

I remember once seeing a cartoon which showed two people... Read More