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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E! Online

Charlie Sheen's Anger Management Is Ending—for Good
E! Online
It's the end of an era for Charlie Sheen: Anger Management is officially canceled. The FX series, Sheen's show after his tenure on Two and a Half Men ended, will come to a close tonight, Monday, Dec. 22 at 10 p.m. on FX. The show ran for two seasons ...
Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' TV Show Not RenewedRadarOnline
'Anger Management' Canceled: Charlie Sheen Show Dropped As Finale Set To AirThe Inquisitr
Charlie Sheen's Anger Management Canceled, Actor "Proud" Of FX ComedyGossip Cop
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Realizing the value of project management
Federal Times (blog)
Jordon Sims is director of organization relations and programs for the Project Management Institute. Government entities, perhaps unfairly, have a reputation of lagging behind their civilian counterparts in understanding the value of formalized project ...


The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation 5:30 pm EST December ...
MyCentralJersey.com
Union County Deer Management program to start Monday, Jan. 5. The program will operate in the Watchung Reservation, the Summit portion of Passaic River Park, Ash Brook Reservation, Lenape Park and the Hawk Rise Sanctuary. Thirty-six marksmen ...

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Louisville senior-living company acquired by management team
Louisville Business First
Elmcroft CEO Pat Mulloy and president Tim Wesley helped found the company in 2006 and lead the senior management team that acquired the company, Mulloy told Business First Monday. Before the acquisition, Mulloy was a minority shareholder, he said.
Elmcroft Senior Living's Management Team Buys Company to Gain Majority ShareSenior Housing News

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Waste Management holiday schedule
KLFY
LAFAYETTE, La. – Dec. 22, 2014 – Waste Management announced today its Christmas and New Year's holidays residential service schedule. Effective the weeks of Christmas and New Year's eve, the following locations will have their Thursday collection ...

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Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, a managing partner of 20-first, is the co-author of ...
New York Times
Easy like what companies have done to their female managers – just make them adapt to the existing male paradigm. Why bother learning what girls might actually want? Just update the male figurines with a skirt and paint their guns pink! Gender ...

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Mitigate cyber attacks with crisis management
TechRepublic
Crisis management is something most businesses understand. However, these same businesses find that their crisis-management procedures fall short when a major "cyber incident" occurs. For example, albeit extreme, a colleague mentions the company he ...


Entrepreneur

How to Add Senior Management to Your Startup Without Losing Your First Team
Entrepreneur
When building a company during the early days, let junior and mid-level employees know that at some point in the future the organization will likely bring in senior managers. This creates realistic expectations and gives employees a vision for the company.

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Natixis Global Asset Management Closes NexGen Financial Acquisition
Business Wire (press release)
BOSTON & TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. and NexGen Financial Corporation (NexGen) (NFX:TSX.V) announced today that NexGen and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis Global Asset Management, L.P. (Natixis) ...

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Improved Management of Fleets Business Bodes Well For GM's Profitability
Forbes
For a number of years, the over dependence of General Motors on fleet sales has been seen as a key problem. Fleet sales involve bulk sales of cars and trucks to corporate customers, governments, and rental-car firms. GM has long seen them as a way to ...

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Knowledge Management: More Than Just Know-how!

People sometimes interchange the terms "know-how" and "knowledge", but there's... Read More

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Problem Solving - Think Cleopatras Ass

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The Three-Dimensional Communication System

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Top Ten Tips for Outstanding Customer Service

Remember the 80:20 rule? You may not get everything perfectly... Read More

Setting a Pitiful Example: Twenty-six Warnings to Heed *

TO: All Parents [and Employers and Managers]From: Your Child and/or... Read More

Operating on Perpetual Overload?

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

Paretos Law- Your Formula For Success

A 'dirt-world' retail business I used to manage had a... Read More

Is It Worth To Outsource? How One Can Outsource Wisely

Recent trends in software development market show that it is... Read More

Is Your Business A Dysfunctional Family?

The other day I brought my mother into an appliance... Read More

Delegate Tasks to the Right Person

SELECTING THE RIGHT PERSON: To whom should tasks be delegated?... Read More

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Picture yourself standing on the bank of a river watching... Read More

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: The Role of Character in Leadership

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Leadership in Troubled Times

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CEOs Role in Family Business

I first met Roland (not his real name) in 1972.... Read More

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One amazing, but sadly true, fact of today's advances in... Read More

5 Awesome Actions of Highly Creative Leaders!

How many times have you wondered why you are unable... Read More

Get Meeting off To a Great Start

When asked what part of their job they find a... Read More

Does My Bum Look Big in This?

If a good manager asks his workforce for their opinion... Read More

Using the Six-Sigma Methodology to Improve Wafer Fab Productivity

As a result of consolidation of operations and significantly increased... Read More

Organizational Capital in Politics, War, Sports and Business

Intangible Corporate Assets such as Organizational Capital, Blue Sky and... Read More