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:


Research: Insecure Managers Don't Want Your Suggestions
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
Organizational studies show that employee voice — speaking up with ideas for improvement to those with the power to make changes — helps managers and companies perform better. This is not a controversial finding, nor is it particularly surprising ...


Wall Street Journal

Merrill Lynch's European Unit Under Risk Management Pressure
Wall Street Journal
It isn't unusual for regulators to implore banks to improve their risk management. But such matters are usually kept under tight wraps, and the previously unreported letters to Bank of America offer rare glimpses into confidential regulatory ...
UK pressures BofA unit on risk management - WSJReuters

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Fortune

Samsung could be considering a management shakeup
Fortune
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 Mulling Major Management Shakeup in Mobile DivisionThe VAR Guy
TheStreet.com -ZDNet -GSMArena.com
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The Journal News | LoHud.com

Leake & Watts wins nonprofit management honor
The Journal News | LoHud.com
It was one of three Westchester-based nonprofits given a gold prize in an awards program, now in its eighth year, that recognizes outstanding management practices in nonprofits headquartered in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. In all, three ...


Deploying Transparency and Self Regulating Management to Get Actions Done
InfoQ.com
At the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference Bjarte Bogsnes gave a keynote presentation about beyond budgeting. In his presentation he talked about the problems with traditional management and how transparency and self regulating management comes ...


The Sentinel

Commissioners advertise RFP for Claremont management
The Sentinel
CARLISLE — The Cumberland County commissioners moved forward Tuesday with plans to hire a management team for county-owned Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, three weeks after former administrator Karen DeWoody's sudden ...


VentureBeat

Mobilize, a better alternative to Google Groups for community management ...
VentureBeat
The days of creating clunky Google Groups to keep your organization's members up-to-date might be over. Mobilize, a startup that wants to help community managers better keep in touch with their members, announced today that it's raised $1.2 million.
Community Management Platform Mobilize Raises $1.2M in Seed FundingTech Cocktail
Community management platform Mobilize raises $1.2mGlobes

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Reuters

Fund boards, management go on high alert around bond liquidity
Reuters
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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Wildlife commission supports US Forest Service's proposed management areas
Jefferson Post
RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is joining other organizations in supporting the proposed management areas unveiled by the U.S. Forest Service for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests, located in western North Carolina.


Carlton says list management needs upgrade
The Age
Carlton has acknowledged its list management has not been up to scratch, and that a large share of its supporters have been "pissed off" and need to be re-engaged with the club. In outlining a 10-point strategic plan, the new Carlton hierarchy has ...

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