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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Old Town Square management shifts
The Coloradoan
The Downtown Development Authority will take over management of the plaza at Fort Collins' Old Town Square now that the Downtown Business Association is without most of its staff. The DDA owns the public spaces in Old Town Square, but has left ...


Practical Tips To Help Management Avoid Costly, Preventable Employee Lawsuits
Forbes
I was recently reading an old employment law case which reminded me of the vast liabilities that companies, and sometimes even individual managers, can face when management goes awry. In this 2002 case, two managers were held personally liable for ...


Manchester Evening News

Jobs lost as Globe Management Services goes into administration
Manchester Evening News
A third business, Globe Construction Management is expected to enter Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation. The companies, which are headquartered in the Trident Business Park, have ceased to trade with immediate effect and around 60 employees have been ...

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Wells Fargo Seeks to Boost Asset-Management Business
Wall Street Journal
Wells Fargo, the fourth-largest U.S. bank by assets, is pushing deeper into asset management as some other parts of its business stagnate. Mortgages have slumped as refinancing activity has dried up. The bank is largely restricted from any major ...
Wells Fargo to Raise Asset-Management Business to $1 TrillionZacks.com
Wells Fargo Doubling Asset Management Business to $1T in 10 YearsTheStreet.com
Wells Fargo To Double Asset Management BusinessBidness Etc
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Westfield considers new facilities management department
The Republican - masslive.com
WESTFIELD - The City Council tonight is expected to begin the process of creating a new municipal department to supervise the management and maintenance of city buildings, includings Westfield public schools. The Department of Facilities Management ...


5 Things Chesapeake Energy Corporation's Management Wants You to Know
Motley Fool
More than anything else Chesapeake Energy's management team wants its investors to know that its new strategy is built upon four pillars. The company plans to grow production in a very capital efficient manner while at the same time reducing its ...

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CDC, HHS Launch Health IT Blood Pressure Management Challenge
iHealthBeat
On Wednesday, HHS and CDC announced a new challenge aimed at identifying best practices from health care providers who have used health IT to improve blood pressure management, Health Data Management reports (Slabodkin, Health Data ...

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Financial advice for college students
WDIV Detroit
Evrod: IN THIS CASE, PARENTS ARE THE PROFESSORS, AND THE NAME OF THE COURSE IS MONEY MANAGEMENT 101. CONSUMER EXPERT RUTH SPENCER LOOKS AT LESSONS THEY NEED TO LEARN. Ruth: COLLEGE STUDENTS IN ...


Magellan Rx Management to Host 11th Annual Specialty Summit in New York City
MarketWatch
AVON, Conn., Aug 21, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Magellan Rx Management, part ofMagellan Health, Inc. MGLN, -0.58% will host its 11th annual Specialty Summit, from September 10 through September 12 in New York City. The summit will bring together ...

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SFGate

Waste Management sues Oakland over $1 billion trash contract
SFGate
The nation's biggest trash hauler sued the city of Oakland on Monday claiming that the City Council illegally steered a $1 billion contract to a local garbage company with which it has "personal and political connections." The suit, filed in Alameda ...
Waste Management Sues Oakland Over Garbage Contract FightEast Bay Express
Waste Management sues city over $1 billion garbage contractKTVU San Francisco
Garden City renews contract with Waste ManagementSavannah Morning News
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Status Quo Pep Talks That Can Threaten Your Leadership

Organizations live and die by results. Yet most organizations get... Read More

What To Do When Your IT Project Is Late, Over Budget, and Looks Like It?s Never Going To Work

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Six Sigma Training 101 ? Better Management Basics

What is Six Sigma?Six Sigma is a quality management program... Read More

CEO: The Key To Fix ingThe Marketing/Sales Collaboration Problem

We all know that achieving better alignment, synergy and cooperation... Read More

Entitlement Programs Kill Productivity

In articles I've written over the years, I have used... Read More

Never Punish Yourself or Others for Failures

If you want to find success in various ramifications, be... Read More

Time-Wasting Problems - One Question to Move You Forward

In any organisation, progress is frequently impaired by the time... Read More

Success at Work : People Skills : Dealing with New Ideas

Re-organizing, re-engineering, re-training, down-sizing, outsourcing, changing-changing-changing. Organizations today think they... Read More

Making Assumptions - A Critical Communication Mistake In Business And In Your Personal Life!

We draw conclusions about people through observation, their behavior, past... Read More

Your Company Without Training - Any Questions?

Okay, be honest!Are you guilty of sticking in a few... Read More

Twitch Speed: Reaching Younger Workers Who Think Differently

Every parent, educator, and manager knows that "Nintendo children"--those born... Read More

ISO 9001, What Next?

The overriding goal of ISO-14000. (History 1995)As ISO-9000 becomes a... Read More

It?s Not All About Cheese: The Missing Component in Employee Development (Part 2)

In part one of this article I told you about... Read More

Cold Water Comments - What They Are and How to Manage Them!

Cold Water Comments - What They Are and How to... Read More

Management Development - Micromanagement Works!

Getting into the detail of everything each of your people... Read More

Preventative Maintenance of Company Delivery Vehicles

If you have company delivery vehicles at your small or... Read More

Managing Creativity - An Oxymoron! Not

Interrogated on a beach in Barbados by friends insistent that... Read More

How to Keep a Good Employee: Look, Listen, Learn

Recently a client told me a wonderful story about how... Read More

Focus and Shoot

One of my earliest childhood memories is watching Lew Alcindor... Read More

Hiring for Success

Hiring someone new to work in your business is one... Read More

Gift Giving for Business a Major Headache

Corporate gifting is a big headache for most business owners;... Read More

Make a Difference - Sweat the Small Stuff First

My background is in retail management - yes, running stores,... Read More

Recruitment - Pick People Who Think

Old style management doesn't encourage personal mind control, employees aren't... Read More

5 Management Decision Making Lessons from a Long Shot. A Heartening Belmont Victory

Like many, I watched the 134th Belmont Stakes hoping to... Read More

The Ivory Tower Syndrome

"His cardinal mistake is that he isolates himself, and allows... Read More