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:


Helena Independent Record

Survey say Paradise Valley elk management is needed
Helena Independent Record
Managing elk in areas where commingling with livestock could spread disease has become one of the most controversial debates in wildlife management, with the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission last week approving a 2015 brucellosis management ...

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Wall Street Journal

Royal Bank of Canada Scrapping Some Wealth-Management Units
Wall Street Journal
TORONTO— Royal Bank of Canada said it is exiting some of its international wealth-management businesses, moves that will lead to an unspecified number of job losses. Toronto-based RBC, Canada's second-biggest bank by assets, said the cuts follow a ...
RBC to Shut Caribbean Wealth-Management Business, Cut JobsBloomberg
Royal Bank exits Caribbean wealth management businessCBC.ca
Layoffs At RBC As Bank Shakes Up Wealth Management DivisionHuffington Post Canada
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Science AAAS

New ITER boss promises to streamline management and repair ties with the US
Science AAAS
My most important challenge as director-general will be the management. ITER has a central organization and seven domestic agencies but they are working too much on their own. As I told the ITER council, my role has to be seen as the director-general ...

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Wall Street Journal

Gap Shakes Up Management of Namesake Brand
Wall Street Journal
Gap Inc. overhauled the leadership of its struggling namesake brand and said its profit would be weaker than expected this year. The retailer, which is working to shore up its core business as it brings on a new chief executive, said Jeff Kirwan, 48 ...
Gap Inc.'s Incoming CEO Overhauls Gap and Banana Republic ManagementFashionista (blog)
CompaniesGap reshuffles management as sales flatlineFinancial Times
Gap Names Heads of Namesake Brand, Banana RepublicABC News

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Is Your Head of HR Thinking About Supply Chain Management?
Huffington Post
But too often the role of corporate leaders supporting new initiatives and sitting on advisory boards has been more visual than effective, with the design and management of these programs left to the public and nonprofit worlds. They sound great and ...


Business Management Software Buyer's Guide for Small to Medium Enterprises
Business 2 Community
Business management software is critical to running a small to medium-sized business (SMB) effectively. A good business management program can increase efficiency, reduce costs and positively impact the bottom line.


Data Vets Sigillo, Johnson Establish MDI 'Data Management-as-a-Service' Practice
www.waterstechnology.com
Market data management veterans Rich Sigillo and Cindy Johnson have set up a new company focused on providing market data expense management and optimization as a managed service for firms that are not large enough to have a dedicated market ...

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A Learning Consortium For Management Innovation
Forbes
(My own takes on the Drucker Forum are available here and here.) “'Brownfield' corporate leaders need to see,” writes Hill, “and even experience, new models of organisations similar to their own that are successfully changing management systems.” ...


Mine management faulted in employee's death
The Spokesman Review
The death of a 36-year-old miner at the Sunshine Mine in June was caused by management's failure to establish safe work practices, a federal accident investigation concluded. Nick Rounds was killed when he and another miner were working on shaft ...

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AF closes FY14 force management programs
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Overall the Air Force has achieved goals from the fiscal 2014 force management initiatives in terms of sizing and shaping the Air Force to meet DOD strategic and budgetary guidance. As a result, all open voluntary force management program windows will ...

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Success in Business Means Managing Negative Emotions

You may have the MBA but if an internal critic... Read More

The Seven Cs: Partnership Danger Signs - Communication Breakdown

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Rapid Culture Change is Possible

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Controlling Your Cash Flow

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Questions To Ask Employees You Want To Retain

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10 Fool Proof Ways To Intensify Your Profits

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Don?t Forget Where You Came from - Why the Past is Important in Implementing Business Change

Much of the literature and advice on implementing business change... Read More

Diversity in the Workplace

As you look around your office, is everyone just like... Read More

Get Down With OCP: Evaluating DBA Job Applicants in an OCP World

Not long ago, weeding through DBA applicants with a tech... Read More

Innovation Management ? smart people dont necessarily produce great ideas

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation... Read More

The Paradox of Job Enrichment

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

Delegation - The Basic Steps To Reducing Your Workload And Creating A Successful Team

If you have a task greater than you can handle... Read More

Temporary Employees and Operational Problems; Your Use of Temps Might Reveal Warning Signs

A recent Washington Post article, described the life of temporary... Read More

The Walmart Cult

The CultBecoming a part of the Cult, consists of being... Read More

Five Tips for Analyzing an Income Statement

In today's article, we'll be looking at the income statement,... Read More

How to Get Your Procedures Project Done

Wouldn't it be nice for business owners and executives to... Read More

Results of Poor Cross Cultural Awareness

Results of Poor Cross Cultural Awareness. Having a poor understanding... Read More

How to Manage Your Most Valuable Assets - People?

People management and leadership has become a major topic of... Read More

Seeking Help

Where does the time go? Billable time. As a consultant,... Read More

Be a Change Agent ( Part 1)

Aligning business organizations to be successful in the present and... Read More

Tales From The Corporate Frontlines: Job Security in Todays Workplace

This article, Job Security in Today's Workplace, is part of... Read More

Know Your Business! - 7 Key Questions You Must Ask

You need to know all that is going on around... Read More

The Do?s and Don?ts of Giving Feedback

Being able to give effective feedback is not just a... Read More

Get More Impact From Your Annual Conference

How can you get more attention for your conference and... Read More

Five Essential Hiring Practices

Recruiting and hiring are often done in haste, leaving the... Read More