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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Time Management Training Doesn't Work
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But while work has changed, the training we get about how to manage our time looks pretty much the same as it always has. Traditional time management teaches us to “start every morning making a list of things to do that day.” But once you check your ...


Bloomberg

Santander and UniCredit Agree to Combine Asset Management Units
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LONDON — Banco Santander said on Thursday that it had reached a preliminary agreement to combine its asset management arm with Pioneer Investments, a unit of UniCredit of Italy. The transaction would create a subsidiary with about 400 billion euros, ...
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Armed Oregon protesters gather at Bureau of Land Management office over ...
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More than 100 demonstrators, some of them armed, reportedly surrounded the Bureau of Land Management's Medford, Oregon district office Thursday to protest the agency's regulations against a rural gold mine. Supporters of the Sugar Pine mine tell the ...

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Welsh: Force management is done, so refocus on mission
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Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh on Wednesday urged airmen to put their concerns about force cuts and possible changes to health care and retirement programs behind them and renew their focus on the service's mission. In his latest Airman to Airman video ...

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Are Bad Managers Holding Back Your Best Talent?
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A few years ago I joined a large organization in the U.S. Possibly because I was the last one in, I was allocated the worst secretarial assistance I have had in my entire life. I spent a considerable amount of time trying to figure out what I could ...


Barron's

Water Asset Management: Hunting Liquid Assets
Barron's
So have the water stocks targeted by their Manhattan-based Water Asset Management enjoyed a panicky rerating? Not yet. Drought-parched headlines still get upstaged by the latest dot-com initial public offering, so water remains mispriced by consumers ...


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Companies, courses shake out after National Golf Management sales
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Farmstead Golf Links was managed by National Golf Management before the company sold most of its assets to Founders Group International. The course, which features a par-6 18th hole (pictured), will now be independently managed and has joined the ...

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Houston Business Journal

Beyond The List: Houston's fastest-growing wealth management firms
Houston Business Journal
Black Label Investment Group, dba of Elite Wealth Management LLC, had the greatest percentage increase in local clients and assets under management for local clients this year compared with last. Although the firm increased its local clients by 150 ...


Adweek

Google Builds a Data Platform That's the Last Piece of Its Ad Empire
Adweek
Google is testing a new advertising product seen as the last piece it needs to complete its ad tech superstructure. The search giant is building a data management platform to help target ads and connect brands with people online more effectively ...


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Medication management with Parkinson's disease
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While there is no cure for Parkinson's, there are a variety of medications available to help manage the symptoms. One of the most common medications for Parkinson's is a combination of two agents called levodopa and carbidopa. Levodopa works by being ...

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Lets Make Training More Interesting!

Many HR managers believe that by sending their workers to... Read More

Success: A Wholistic Perspective

The world has always been mixed with the... Read More

Lone Rangers Suffer without Tonto

A lone ranger is someone who prefers working in solitude... Read More

Performance Evaluation: How To Create Change

STEPS TOWARDS GIVING A GOOD APPRAISAL INTERVIEW: Give specific feedback.... Read More

Group Meeting Disrupters

MEETING DISRUPTERS: If two participants are carrying on a personal... Read More

Islam in the Workplace

Suggested practice for HR personnelMuslims now form one of the... Read More

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: The Best Incentives are Free

This article relates to the Recognition competency, commonly evaluated in... Read More

Innovation Management ? how will we make the go or kill decisions?

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

Enable Continuous Improvement of IT Services through ITIL

One of the major benefits, if not THE benefit of... Read More

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Training is in the Eye of the Beholder

This article relates to the Training competency, commonly evaluated in... Read More

The Death Spiral

Sometimes things just happen. Maybe we lose focus and take... Read More

The Thick Line Between Buddy and Boss

Q: One of my key employees is giving me trouble.... Read More

CEOs And Boards Are Locked In A Spiral Of Doom

American CEOs are dropping like flies. Boards, armed with new... Read More

Rules for Running a Meeting

As an experienced manager, I can announce without a doubt... Read More

Disaster Prevention Tips For Hiring A New Manager

It happens over and over in businesses every day.Within large... Read More

Necessary Tasks You May Want to Delegate

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

Get Meeting off To a Great Start

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

Keeping Team Meetings Vibrant

Meetings can be the life-blood of an organisation or the... Read More

Keep Your Good Workers by Building Good Leaders

A recent report from the American Hospital Association's Commission on... Read More

Finding Proactive Solutions: A Key to Demonstrating Your Management Fitness

In my book Talking Points: 25 Tips for Clear, Credible... Read More

Have You Fixed the Broken Window?

Left alone it doesn't take long for a building with... Read More

Taking Care of Middle Manager Bounce Off

How many times have the management consultants been 'in' and... Read More

Can You Sleep While The Wind Blows?

Let me repeat a story I heard many years ago... Read More

Innovation Management: The Power of Emotional Attachment

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

Productivity Through Positive Reinforcement

Most people just want to be appreciated. If you're a... Read More