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:


Sarepta CEO Gives Up Some of His Broad Sway Over Management
Wall Street Journal
A Sarepta spokesman confirmed Mr. Goolsbee said during the meeting that Mr. Garabedian's role in some regulatory and medical affairs would be limited, but declined to comment on specific concerns related to Mr. Garabedian's management style.

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Forbes

The Recession Generation: How Millennials Are Changing Money Management ...
Forbes
And the 30-year-old New Yorker with a name more befitting an octogenarian baroness has perhaps the leading company for doing just that: Von Tobel founded and runs LearnVest, a site and app designed to make managing your money as easy as ...


AgWeb

Getting Smart With Management Zones
AgWeb
What do management zones offer a farmer? They're not about cutting input costs, but rather about getting the most out of input dollars and managing them within the field to improve profitability. Management zones are a producer's guide to variable rate ...


Management's Three Eras: A Brief History
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
Organization as machine – this imagery from our industrial past continues to cast a long shadow over the way we think about management today. It isn't the only deeply-held and rarely examined notion that affects how organizations are run. Managers ...


The one-paragraph management guide
Fortune
Image (1) 250_transparent1.png for post 452678--crop Fortune.com selects the most compelling short essays, anecdotes, and author interviews from “250 Words,” a site developed by Simon & Schuster to explore the best new business books—wherever they ...


Wall Street Journal

Metropolitan Opera Singers Request Informal Talks With Management
Wall Street Journal
"We believe that a lockout will do long-term damage to the institution," said Mr. Simon, who represents singers, dancers and stage managers. Abandoning the usual seating arrangement of two sides facing each other across the table, he said, the two ...


Houston Chronicle

Waste Management to Sell Wheelabrator for $1.94 Billion
Wall Street Journal
Waste Management President and Chief Executive David P. Steiner said the Wheelabrator deal "aligns with our goal of driving shareholder value by maximizing our focus on our core business and reducing earnings volatility related to electricity sales.".
Waste Management Selling Subsidiary for $1.94BABC News
Waste Management to Sell Electricity-Production BusinessBloomberg
After Selling a Unit, Waste Management Seeks M&ATheStreet.com
Houston Business Journal -Houston Chronicle
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Music Times

Cristiano Ronaldo Denies Lil Wayne Sports Management Deal, Young Money ...
Music Times
Last week, Music Times reported about rumors that Lil Wayne would be handling the U.S. management for Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Portuguese soccer player has denied any such claims. Like Us on Facebook ...
Cristiano Ronaldo Denies Lil Wayne Sports Management DealHipHopDX
Cristiano Ronaldo to Young Money? Lil Wayne to Start Sports Management ...Latin Post
Lil Wayne Apparently Hasn't Signed Cristiano Ronaldo To His Sports ...The Inquisitr

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What to Make of Elliott Management's IPG Investment
AdAge.com
Activist investor Elliott Management Corp. is pressing Interpublic Group of Cos. to put out the for-sale sign, with hopes the agency company will get a deal done as early as this summer or fall. So how probable is that? Not much more likely than it was ...

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Chron.com

Probe of HealthCare.gov finds management failures set stage for computer woes
The Oregonian
WASHINGTON — A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed President Barack Obama's health care program website last fall, officials ...
Obama administration management failures led to HealthCare.gov debacle ...Dallas Morning News
New GAO testimony faults HHS management of federal marketplace projectMcClatchy Washington Bureau

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Time Management Tips for Managers

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Setting Clearer Performance Expectations

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Quality Improvement is Free

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For your people, they want to do a great job... Read More

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I am not writing this to create a list of... Read More

Making Meetings Work

We have all attended meetings that were boring, mindless and... Read More

Improve Operations by Restructuring

Transitioning from Vertical Hierarchies to Decentralized / Flatter OrganizationsThe need... Read More