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:


Samsung could be considering a management shakeup
The Wall Street Journal laid out a scenario of change that could occur, citing people familiar with the matter, which could result in some changes to the electronics giant's unusual executive management structure. Samsung has had three co-CEOs since ...
Samsung Considering Shake-Up in ManagementWall Street Journal
Samsung eyes management shake-upFinancial Times
Samsung considers management shuffle in mobile shake-upZDNet
International Business Times -GSMArena.com -Financial Post
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Fund boards, management go on high alert around bond liquidity
Over the past few months a growing number of asset managers, including Neuberger Berman, Natixis Global Management and T. Rowe Price have been testing their funds against various market scenarios, building cushions of cash, shorter-duration bonds ...

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Falcons clock management comes into focus after loss
While it's challenging at times to make the right decision when in real time, especially as that real time is ticking away really loudly like the opening of 60 Minutes through a megaphone, managing the clock represents one of the primary game-day ...
Mike Smith explains shaky clock management in lossNFL.com
Falcons coach Mike Smith's terrible clock management cost his team a winUSA TODAY
Mike Smith clock management costs Atlanta Falcons in 26-24 lossAtlanta All Day
National Football Post
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Wall Street Journal

BHP Outlines Plan to Cut Costs, Reshuffles Management
Wall Street Journal
BHP separately outlined plans for a management reshuffle. Among the changes, Daniel Malchuk, head of aluminum, manganese and nickel operations, which are expected to be spun off next year, will become president of the copper division, succeeding Mr.
BHP warns more cost cuts, management shake up before demergerMINING.com
Major shake-up of BHP management as demerger advancesCreamer Media's Mining Weekly
BHP Billiton Announces Cost Cutting Plans, Rejigs ManagementNasdaq
Brisbane Times
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Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Georgia's once-embattled emergency management chief to step down
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
021214_snow_main_bs10 Georgia's top emergency management official, who weathered a series of mishaps during the icy blast that brought metro Atlanta to a standstill in January, is set to be replaced in a significant shake-up of Gov. Nathan Deal's ...
Georgia Replaces Emergency Management ChiefABC News

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Wall Street Journal

American Pilots, Management Agree to Keep Talking on a New Labor Deal
Wall Street Journal
The union's 22-member board of directors met for three days last week to discuss the situation and adjourned Thursday night after directing negotiators to have further talks with management. It seems the union agreed to work off American's earlier ...

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5 Things GameStop Corp. Management Wants You to Know
Motley Fool
Sales and profit were both below guidance, which management explained by pointing to one major video game release that was pushed into the fourth quarter. Investors punished the stock anyway, sending it down 13% on the day. Shares are now 24% lower ...

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Bear Management Workshops Planned in Florida
The black bear management plan approved in 2012 called for seven bear management units to be established throughout the state. This allows for the agency to manage bears based on their characteristics and to have public workshops in those areas.

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Water-management organization hires new CEO
Albuquerque Journal
He is a registered professional engineer and was most recently an area manager with the bureau, which is a federal water-management organization. Previously, he was a regional water planner for the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, the water ...

Fast Company

Mentor Or Best Friend: Which Management Style Is Best?
Fast Company
A 2014 survey of over 1,000 boomers, gen-X, and millennials commissioned by the Addison Group found that 63% of managers across generations prefer to lead through mentorship. Millennials, however, like to get even more personal; 20% strive to become ...

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How to Enhance Quality in Your Business

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Develop Your People and Make More Money

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Leading Bad Actors To Be Good Performers

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13 Comments on Bad Meetings

Bad meetings are a cultural malady that senior executives pass... Read More

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Resistance. It isn't something people cherish or enjoy encountering. We... Read More

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How to Say No

Rejection hurts. No one likes to give it or to... Read More

Einstein - Definition of Insanity

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Indecent Proposal in the Workplace ? An Overview of Workplace Harassment & Employer Liability

An allegation of harassment in the workplace is a growing... Read More

How to Set Up a Conference Call

The methods in which you set up a conference call... Read More

Coaching Can Get The Boss In Shape

Who tells the boss that they can improve their management... Read More