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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Bucknell University

We Do Management Event Draws 500
Bucknell University
Huge Bucknell banners nearly 40 feet long flanked the entrance of the landmark Cipriani Wall Street building April 10, greeting more than 400 guests who gathered to celebrate the School of Management's accomplishments, meet with faculty and students ...


Asset Management Units Give Banks a Boost
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By; Sarah Krouse. A volatile first quarter led to mixed fortunes for the trading and investment banking businesses at the largest U.S. banks, but one consistent bright spot emerged at each: asset management. Bank of America Corp., Goldman Sachs Group ...

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ABQ parks to roll out new management system
KRQE News 13
“If we had issues in the past, we had to look through our work order system and gather information on it,” Park Management Superintendent James Dunn said. “This one will be in real time, so everything that we get we'll be able to pull it up, see what ...

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3 Very Common Management Problems - And How To Avoid Them
Forbes
People say many things about management, but one thing you hardly ever hear is that it's an easy job. Indeed, with employee engagement levels generally hovering around the 30% mark, and the negative implications for productivity that has, there's ample ...


Victory Capital Management doubling in size with purchase of Michigan firm
The Plain Dealer
BROOKLYN, Ohio -- A year after the management of Victory Capital Management of Brooklyn bought the company from KeyCorp, Victory has bought another company. Victory is buying Integrity Asset Management of Rocky River, and its parent, Munder ...

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Munder Capital Management to be acquired by Victory Capital
Crain's Detroit Business
Birmingham-based Munder Capital Management Inc. has agreed to be acquired by Victory Capital Holdings Inc. and combined with its wealth-management portfolio company, Cleveland-based Victory Capital Management Inc., into a new company.

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State audit criticizes CNY school district for poor financial management
The Post-Standard
A state audit criticizes the Brookfield Central School for depleting its fund balance unnecessarily, pushing it into a deficit situation. The state comptroller's audit says that the district appropriated more money from its fund balance in the past ...


Tackling claims processing, payment management bottlenecks
EHRIntelligence.com
The answer to that question involves taking a step back and looking at several key considerations impacting the professional revenue cycle and ways to implement organizational models that support efficiencies in billing operations and claims management.


CNBC.com

Morgan Stanley profit soars on wealth management, trading
Reuters
(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley reported a 55 percent jump in first-quarter earnings as higher revenue from its institutional securities business augmented another strong quarter from wealth management, sending shares in the Wall Street bank higher.
Morgan's profit soars on wealth; Gorman promises 'reward' to investorsCNBC.com
Client Balances at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Near Merrill LynchNASDAQ
Morgan Stanley Posts $1.5B Profit, Boosted by Wealth ManagementOn Wall Street

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Report: State should streamline IT management
Nashoba Publishing
BOSTON -- Finding problems with the ways state agencies managed technology projects for taxes and unemployment insurance, a legislative panel has recommended more simple bidding requirements, smaller projects and new protocols around the hiring ...

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Interviewing: How to Stay Out of legal Hot Water

Some interviewers ask great questions; others ask dumb questions; and,... Read More

Just The Facts

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Can You Sleep While The Wind Blows?

Let me repeat a story I heard many years ago... Read More

Office Politics

Office politics! It's just another way of saying: "The employees... Read More

Stop Going to Meetings - 10 Questions to Ask Before Attending a Meeting - Get More Productive

We get invited to attend so many "meetings" but do... Read More

Effective Meetings by Phone - Part 1, How to Plan a Teleconference

Teleconferences can be a boon or a bust. On the... Read More

Quick Tip - Effective Meetings Have a Complete Agenda

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Resolving Needs - What Your Employees Wish For!

For your people, they want to do a great job... Read More

Negative Self-talk is Too Expensive

I'm always fascinated by the people who lift huge weights,... Read More

6 Ways to Keep Things Simple

Six Ways to Keep Things Simple We can have greater... Read More

A Renewed View of the Modern Business Culture

Life can sometimes be unexciting if not refreshed by the... Read More

5 Ideas To Leverage The 3 Stages Of Career Development In Your Organization

In most industrialized nations, the average age a student graduates... Read More

Smart Hiring: What Makes the Right Employee?

Good hires do not happen by accident or luck. In... Read More

The Golden Key to Meeting Success

We all attend many meetings. I'm sure you have been... Read More

Reprimanding Marginal Employees

THE MARGINAL PERFORMER: Every manager must, from time to time,... Read More

Develop Your People and Make More Money

What is the no. 1 asset in your business beside... Read More

Humor in Business

With the advancement of computer simulators, anybody can repeat all... Read More

Knowledge Management - Capturing And Structuring Knowledge Into Reusable Assets

Many organizations have an approach for identifying and recording lessons... Read More

Presenteeism: The Hidden Costs of Business

(prez.un.TEE.iz.um) nPresenteeism, a relatively unknown concept, is the complement of... Read More

Organizational Structure, Creativity, Innovation

Organizational structure can inhibit or foster creativity and innovation. The... Read More

Transform Any Business into a Go-Getting Power House by Working SMART

Probably as well known as SWOT, SMART turns goals, objectives... Read More

Pricing Strategy for Retail Flower Shops

When you create your profit and loss statement to assess... Read More

6 Simple Steps to Dealing with Difficult Managers

The challenge of managing difficult managers can be rather daunting,... Read More

The Leaders Fallacy May Be Howard Deans Undoing

Howard Dean's tenure as chairman of the Democratic National Committee... Read More

Stop Waste, Fraud and Abuse

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