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:


Lodging Host to take over management of Adoba Hotel in Dearborn
Crain's Detroit Business
s CEO Kevin Hilchey was flying into town today to begin transitioning management at the 772-room hotel, said Steven Cohen, senior partner at Cohen, Lerner & Rabinovitz PC in Royal Oak, who is representing the hotel's overseas ownership group Royal ...

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Jian Ghomeshi Dropped As A Client By PR And Crisis Management Firms
Huffington Post Canada
The crisis management experts and public relations firm who represented Jian Ghomeshi have both dropped the former CBC star as a client. Public strategy company Navigator Ltd. issued a statement Thursday saying that it no longer advises Ghomeshi.

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Computerworld

Sencha's Space melds desktop and smartphone management
Computerworld
An upgraded version of Sencha's Space platform has the potential to bring together desktops, smartphones and tablets, with lower management costs along the way. So far, mobile devices have been managed using separate tools, but in the long run that's ...

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Career Management: So Much More Than Job Searching
CFA Institute Enterprising Investor (blog)
One of the most common career management mistakes I come across is when professionals treat “career management” and “job search” as one and the same. Yes, being employable and having some degree of job mobility are essential elements of ...


Did GTAT Just Have Bad Management Or Did Apple Do Them In?
Forbes
When reading through the document you alternate between trying to figure out why GTAT management struck the deal that it did and that Apple is not just a tough negotiator but one that only looks out for its interests. The filing from Daniel Squiller ...

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Visalia Times-Delta

Water management requires regional collaboration
Visalia Times-Delta
In a shift toward collaborative, cross-jurisdictional and multiple-benefit water management, Integrated Regional Water Management refines the process for managing water challenges and opportunities. IRWM works off the premise that outcomes are more ...


Motley Fool

5 Things Morgan Stanley's Management Wants You to Know
Motley Fool
For example, the wealth management business grew revenue by 8%, and increased its profitability by improving efficiency. And the company's institutional securities business grew by 22% year over year, including a 43% increase in mergers and ...

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The Key to Change Is Middle Management
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
A hallmark of the successful 32% was the involvement of mid-level managers two or more levels below the CEO. In those cases, mid-level managers weren't merely managing incremental change; they were leading it by working levers of power up, across ...


Ciminelli adds two local buildings to management portfolio
Pittsburgh Business Times
Buffalo-based Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, a real estate services firm that came to the market nearly five years ago based on its established relationship with First Niagara Bank, will be the new property manager for two local buildings. They are ...


Harnett Health trustees OK management pact with Cape Fear Valley Health ...
Fayetteville Observer
After nearly 2 1/2 hours in closed session at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn, Harnett Health's board of trustees on Thursday authorized its lawyers to enter into a management agreement with Cape Fear Valley Health. Final negotiations are expected to be ...

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Think Before You Talk

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The Myth of the Management Team

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Are You in AWE of Your Employees?

Employers have become so concerned about seeming "unfair" or worse... Read More