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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Quartz

Tony Hsieh's big Zappos management experiment looks increasingly troubled
Quartz
We've been operating partially under Holacracy and partially under the legacy management hierarchy in parallel for over a year now. Having one foot in one world while having the other foot in the other world has slowed down our transformation towards ...
Zappos shift to management non-structure called 'holacracy' unsettles workersMarketWatch

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Insurers Increasing Reliance On Risk Management To Combat Emerging Risks ...
Forbes
Some 85 percent of insurance respondents to Accenture's 2015 Global Risk Management Study believe that risk management has helped their business to generate long-term profitable growth to at least some extent. There is, however, much more work to be ...


The Hindu

RBI wins battle to keep debt management role
The Hindu
With the Union Finance Ministry reworking its proposal for setting up the Public Debt Management Authority, the Reserve Bank of India has won its biggest battle in its 80-year history. The watered-down proposal no longer envisages that the RBI ...


Advantage Management acquires Redford senior facilities from Presbyterian ...
Crain's Detroit Business
Advantage Management Group, a Southfield-based nursing home chain, has reached an agreement to acquire an 88-bed skilled nursing facility, a 56-bed assisted living unit and a memory loss program from Presbyterian Villages of Michigan at its Village of ...


The Guardian

FCA issues warning on three debt management firms
The Guardian
The Financial Conduct Authority said the three firms – Sterling Financial Security, Haydon Associates Debt Management Consultants and Clear View Finance – had failed to comply with its rules and were no longer allowed to offer debt management services.
Debt management firms crackdown: Sterling Financial Security, Haydon ...Mirror.co.uk
Regulator warns against three debt management firmsFT Adviser
Customers warned over Lichfield debt management firmsInsider Media

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InfoWorld

5 mobile management questions you should stop asking
InfoWorld
It may be that your industry has a reason to favor BYOD over COPE, or vice versa, usually for proving your level of compliance on various regulations or for reasons of asset management. A law firm is more likely to insist that its lawyers use only ...


InfoWorld

Identity management in the cloud goes beyond security
InfoWorld
IAM (identity and access management) is clearly the best security model and best practice for the cloud. That's why some cloud providers, such as AWS, provide IAM as a service out of the box. Others require you to select and deploy third-party IAM ...

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Financial Times

Deutsche Bank investors revolt with 39% vote against management
Financial Times
At a sometimes fractious meeting in Frankfurt, 39 per cent of the capital represented refused to give a seal of approval to the performances of Anshu Jain and Jürgen Fitschen, the bank's co-chief executives, in 2014. The rest of Deutsche's management ...
Deutsche Bank Retail Chief Rainer Neske to Leave in Management-Board ShuffleWall Street Journal
Deutsche Bank AG (USA) (NYSE:DB) Shareholders Revolt Against ManagementBidness ETC
Investors demand more from management at Deutsche BankCity A.M.
Reuters -HITC -gulfnews.com
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The Morning Risk Report: DOJ Cooperation May Split Boards, Management
Wall Street Journal (blog)
It seems management interests and board interests are likely to be less than perfectly aligned when it comes to cooperating with the Department of Justice. There's little incentive for management to cooperate, if their heads are on the line, but a ...


Motley Fool

5 Things The Walt Disney Co's Management Wants You To Know
Motley Fool
Serious Disney investors would be wise to listen in on the company's earnings call with Wall Street analysts, when analysts were given the chance to ask probing questions and management explained the quarter in far greater detail than the simple ...

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Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Finding The Perfect Balance

This article relates to the Work/Life Balance competency, which investigates... Read More

Using Employee Opinions Effectively When Designing HR Programs

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Project Management, A Forgotten Perspective

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Coaching Employees in the Workplace

After a full week of training, you are still a... Read More

The Ins and Outs of Internal and External Relations

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The Punitive Approach to Marginal Performers

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Selecting Top Talent: Improve Your Batting Average

I recently gave a presentation to a group of business... Read More

How Your Feelings and Those of Your Employees Can Make The Difference

How we feel is really more important than what we... Read More

The Narcissist in the Workplace

To a narcissist-employer, the members of his "staff" are Secondary... Read More

The Higher You Go

The higher you go, the cooler it becomes. Really? Let... Read More

Is Your Management Style Assisting or Hurting Your Business?

Many times business owners can have significant differences in management... Read More

Better Management Performance - The Easy 3-Step Way

Managers make three mistakes when they try to run businesses.... Read More

OJT - On The Job Training

IntroductionManagers have two powerful ways of improving the performance and... Read More

Faith is the LIFE-blood of Your ACTIONS before the Benefit -

Nothing has changed. Your ancestors lived by faith. Some planted... Read More

Building Shareholder Value Through Your People

Increasing shareholder value is the most important driver for organisations... Read More

A Corporate Facelift With Sound Bytes

If Baby Boomers can get botox and tummy tucks, then... Read More

The Paradox of Job Enrichment

Ellen was a clerk working for a large insurance company.... Read More

Turbo Charge Your Career With The Most Powerful Leadership Tool Of All: The Leadership Talk: Part 1

Leaders speak 15 to 20 times daily. You speak at... Read More

Getting the Most from Appraisals

Does your organisation have one of those annual 'occasions' that... Read More

Out of Control?

There are papers on the floor, across the desk and... Read More

Operating on Perpetual Overload?

Check Out Your E-HabitsAnother week has ended. And, despite moving... Read More

What is Knowledge Management Anyway?

When you think of all the things companies have, you... Read More

Enhancing the Motivational Climate of Your Workplace

It has been well documented that employees' productivity and job... Read More

Selecting a Business Broker or Intermediary to Help You Sell Your Business

As crazy as it seems, some people spend more time... Read More

Whatever it Takes!

I have a sign on my office door. It pretty... Read More