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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30 Time Management Tips
Forbes
Here are some time management tips you can use to help you get productive and stay balanced at work as well as outside the office. Use whichever tips resonate with you. There should be something here you can put into action straight away. You might ...


Wall Street Journal

China Huarong Asset Management Lines Up Investors Ahead of IPO
Wall Street Journal
"We are confident with the long-term growth prospects of the Chinese economy and financial-services industry," said David Li, managing director of Warburg Pincus, in an email to The Wall Street Journal. "We believe that demand for financing will remain ...
Cinda Asset Management shares fall 7pc after profit growth disappointsSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
China Focus: China's largest asset-management company targets IPOXinhua

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Wolf management about studying people, too
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wausau — The primary challenge of modern wildlife management is not related to wildlife. It has to do with people. Aldo Leopold, one of our guiding lights in conservation, was wearied during the Wisconsin deer wars of the middle 20th century. An ...


Forbes

Leon Black's Apollo Global Management Keeps Winning Battles And ...
Forbes
Two decades later, Momentive Performance Materials, a portfolio chemicals company of billionaire Leon Black's Apollo Global Management, used the Valenti case to convince a bankruptcy judge in White Plains, N.Y., to approve much of Momentive's cram ...

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EcoFactor Says It Beats Nest In Home Energy Management
Forbes
EcoFactor has filed a report with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission showing that in 2013, the company's smart thermostat and home energy management platform reduced summer air conditioning usage by 11 percent in 2013 through a program with NV ...


New Hampshire Business Review

Market Basket wasn't alone when it comes to bad management
New Hampshire Business Review
The Market Basket saga is finally over, but there's still a lot we can learn from it. The mistakes aren't limited to Market Basket. Many of their competitors experienced a customer windfall and took advantage of it. If you're ever lucky enough to be ...

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FASB defines management's going-concern responsibilities
Journal of Accountancy
FASB issued a new financial reporting standard Wednesday defining management's responsibility to evaluate whether there is substantial doubt about an organization's ability to continue as a going concern and to provide related footnote disclosures.

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When Vendor Risk Management Goes Too Far
American Banker
The OCC's guidance does not instruct banks to remove all risk, just to appropriately manage that risk. Its Oct. 30 bulletin says, "A community bank should adopt risk management practices commensurate with the level of risk and complexity of its third ...

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Self management may reduce blood pressure: study
Reuters
This new approach resulted in better management and lower blood pressure after a year, in part because doctors tend to be reluctant to change medications based on blood pressure readings recorded at a single healthcare visit, the researchers suggest.

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KHL Group

Jacksonville's APR Energy undergoes management shuffle
Florida Times-Union
Jackoonville-based APR Energy has announced substantial management changes at the Northside company that produces pre-fabricated electrical supply plants. Michael Fairey, the non-executive chairman for the APR board, has stepped down from the ...
Management changes at APR EnergyKHL Group

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Late last year I was presenting a workshop for the... Read More

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

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Interviewing Applicants Can Be Hazardous to Your Wealth

1st Fact: Interviewing applicants is the most common way companies... Read More

Is Busyness Affecting Your Business?

I'm too busy; I'd love to but I'm very busy;... Read More