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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The Status Quo Will Kill Change Management Efforts
Forbes
Let me give you a quick scenario: Imagine you're the new CEO of ChocoBot Inc., the world's largest maker of edible jewelry. (That's right, edible jewelry, as in candy bracelets, chocolate watches and gummy brooches. And yes, this is a fictional company).


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Pulseway's Enterprise IT Monitoring and Management Solution
ZDNet
pulseway.jpg Pulseway, fka PC Monitor, by MMSOFT Design Ltd., is a mobile monitoring and management suite. The suite consists of a system agent, a web-based interface, and a mobile app that collectively allows you to monitor and manage your Windows, ...


Forbes

An Englishman In Silicon Valley: Jon Temple On Leadership, Management, And ...
Forbes
Last week I was lucky enough to catch up with Jon Temple, CEO of FrontRange, a leading provider of Hybrid Service Management solutions, based in Silicon Valley, USA, or to be more precise, Milpitas, a little to the South East of Palo Alto, on the other ...


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Marshall County waste management director has been indicted
WSBT-TV
According to the prosecutor, it has been alleged that during the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 Good exerted unauthorized control over the property of the waste management after stealing nearly $9,000. The allegations made are a result from sales made by ...

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2014 FISMA reduces paperwork, codifies management structure
Federal Times
Carper noted DHS has more than 400 employees “dedicated to the security of government networks,” whereas OMB “has the equivalent of only 2-3 full-time employees on the 'management' side overseeing security for the entire federal government and does ...

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Gov. Robert Bentley says new plan will provide management Medicaid patients ...
AL.com
MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- Gov. Robert Bentley said when he was a practicing dermatologist that if he scheduled appointments for 10 Medicaid patients, five would be no-shows. Bentley said he came to understand how Medicaid works and the ...

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State officials debate long-term government management upgrade
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A proposal to modernize and streamline North Carolina state government financial management, personnel and procurement systems could cost $300 million over seven years. The legislature directed executive branch leaders last summer to come up with a ...
NC officials talk 7-year government management upgradeNews & Observer

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Amazon Web Services updates console to simplify management
InfoWorld
The aim with the resource groups is to ease the whole management process by creating groups for each application, service, or collection of related resources that an administrator works with regularly. The resource groups are specific to each ...

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UC Management: Moving Toward One Pane, No Pain
No Jitter
From adding rich sets of configuration templates to building process wizards, UC management vendors are working to address their tool shortcomings. The promises of UC management platforms are lower operating costs and reduced complexity through a ...


TVA looking at cities' governance and management plans
Times Daily
A Tennessee Valley Authority official is reviewing the governance and management plans that will be used in the development of about 1,000 acres of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Muscle Shoals Reservation. Sheffield and Muscle Shoals likely will see ...

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Get Meeting off To a Great Start

When asked what part of their job they find a... Read More

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As Albert Einstein said:-"The significant problems we face today, cannot... Read More