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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Alaska Dispatch News

Remote Alaska park seeks comment on future management plans
Alaska Dispatch News
An amended general management plan for seldom-visited Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, a project that began in 2009, lists concerns on wildlife movement, effects on subsistence activities, the spread of invasive species and visitor ...

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SLO County supes to debate Paso Robles groundwater management
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
With sweeping new statewide groundwater management requirements now in place, the county Board of Supervisors will discuss the best way to manage the dwindling Paso Robles groundwater basin on Tuesday. At the first of the year, the state Sustainable ...


KSAT San Antonio

Wedgwood management posts schedule for emergency item retrieval
KSAT San Antonio
Management will meet with them at a later date, according to the initial schedule posted on the Wedgwood website. The complex also said a second schedule for the permanent move-out will be in announced “within a few weeks.” But for the majority of the ...

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Chicago Tribune

Fans and management share enthusiasm over high expectations at SoxFest
Chicago Tribune
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said he has noticed a recent change in the tone of fans' calls and letters, and that turnaround from frustration to optimism manifested itself at the microphone Friday evening at SoxFest. "Brilliant." "Phenomenal.".

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JAMF's Bushel thinks small for Apple device management
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Aaron Hormann used to set up his company's employee iPhones and iPads one by one -- a laborious and time-squandering process. Technologies exist for automating a multi-device setup but are typically tailored for larger organizations, such as ...

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New York Times

Chancellor Set to Centralize Management of New York City Schools
New York Times
Chancellor Carmen Fariña is expected to announce changes on Thursday that will restore a centralized hierarchy to New York City's schools, largely dispensing with one of the core management philosophies of the previous mayoral administration. Beginning ...

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An Equine New Year's Resolution: Better Pasture Management
TheHorse.com
The beginning of a new year is a great time to set priorities for the rest of the year. Focusing some of our efforts on improved pasture management could potentially have positive impacts on our horses, our wallets, and the environment. Like many ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Dylan Hartley sin-binned for Northampton - the day after anger management ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Dylan Hartley sin-binned for Northampton - the day after anger management revelations. England star given yellow card for illegal tackle - the day after it emerged he is seeing sports psychologst for anger issues. Dylan Hartley sin-binned for ...
Dylan Hartley sin-binned for Northampton - the day right after anger ...WPX News

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Under Armour's Management Changes Show That It Is Focused On Growth
Forbes
Under Armour, a developer and distributor of athletic apparel, footwear, and accessories, is quite unique in being able to boast of the kind of growth it has exhibited over the past few years. The company has posted an increase of greater than 20% in ...

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Hollywood Reporter

Primary Wave Merges Talent Management Division With Intellectual Artists ...
Hollywood Reporter
Independent music marketing, talent management and music publishing company Primary Wave has merged its talent management division with full-service talent and literary management, media and content production company Intellectual Artists ...

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9 Strategies for Writing Accounts Payable Procedures

The Cash to Cash Cycle Part Four of SeriesNext: Complete... Read More

The Higher You Go

The higher you go, the cooler it becomes. Really? Let... Read More

Avoid These Seven Deadly Dangers Of Outsourcing

Here are seven dangers of outsourcing your software development. They... Read More

Follow Up: It Makes A Difference

A while back the headlight switch on our minivan quit... 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

Rapid Culture Change is Possible

Purpose: Show how immersion leadership training makes strategic initiative success... Read More

Teamwork Training: Learning to Build a Successful Team

Teamwork is a process that can be experienced outdoors and... Read More

Knowledge Management - Capturing And Structuring Knowledge Into Reusable Assets

Many organizations have an approach for identifying and recording lessons... Read More

Innovation Management ? Reducing Hierarchy

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

Managing Yo-Yo Style

Does being managed by others smack more of "Survivor" than... Read More

What Every Manager Should Know About How to Conduct Successful Meetings

Do you announce a meeting and find either no one... Read More

Making Your Workers Your Partners

There is an inherent conflict between owners and managers of... Read More

Spirits in the Corporate Boardroom.......Oh, sure......

There is a growing movement in the spiritual... Read More

Tales From the Corporate Frontlines: Diversity in the Workplace: Ethnic Considerations

This article relates to the Diversity in the Workplace Competency,... Read More

Organizational Culture and Creative Blocks ? the Similarities

Few Decision makers see the link between between creativity and... Read More

Smart Staffing: Replacing a Key Manager

Have you been in this situation? One of your top... Read More

Necessary Tasks You May Want to Delegate

As a business owner, time is of the essence. Running... Read More

Getting Your Employees Attention Back to Work

It is 9:00 am on a Monday morning. Do you... Read More

The Comfort Zone

The Comfort Zone I... Read More

Business Innovation ? Organizational Culture

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

The Significance of the Mundane

This article begins with a tip of the hat to... Read More

What You Should Know if People Dont Buy From You and People Dont Visit Your Web Site

It is essential to understand what work and what do... Read More

Give Yourself a Boss Day Gift, Part 2: Are You the Position or the Person?

Are you the position or the person?Bosses can lose their... Read More

Communicating When A Crisis Strikes

How would you handle communication if your business or practice... Read More

Leadership Skills Means Turnover is Not a Problem

"Ha!" you say. "For someone to make a statement like... Read More