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:


Wall Street Journal

Santander's Ana Botín Shakes Up Management a Second Time
Wall Street Journal
Two months later she appointed Chief Financial Officer José Antonio Álvarez as chief executive, replacing a confidante of her father, and moved about half the management team into new positions. Tuesday's announcements deepen her imprint on a bank ...
Santander board and management changesStock Market Wire

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SYS-CON Media

SkyKick Launches Cloud Management Platform, Secures Additional $10M in ...
Forbes
SkyKick is a global provider of cloud management software for IT solution providers. What that means is that SkyKick makes a bunch of solutions that help organizations move their operations to the cloud and manage those operations once they are in the ...
SkyKick Debuts New Cloud Management ProductsChannel Partners

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Entrepreneur

How to Bridge the Gaps in Performance Management
Entrepreneur
In theory, performance management has a simple yet noble mandate: to track and review employee performance and productivity. A productive workforce is a happy one. One that has great retention and low turnover. One that encourages employees to ...


Fast Company

Social Life Management&&Can It Save Your Online Reputation?
Fast Company
It can be discomfiting to think about trying to bury that DUI report or divorce record or negative article about your business, but your online reputation plays an increasingly larger role in your success. Social Life Management has a few different ...
Social Life Management launches its service so nobody thinks you're a dogVentureBeat
Social Life Management Helps You Polish Your Online ReputationMediaPost Communications

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Fortune

Having more women in management may not shrink the wage gap
Fortune
As more women move into management roles, the stubborn gap between men and women's pay will automatically narrow and, eventually, disappear — right? It's a popular assumption, but there's just one problem: It may not be true. “Having more women in ...


Deutsche Boerse's new CEO unveils management revamp
Reuters
Carsten Kengeter, who took over as CEO at the start of the month, is creating a Group Management Committee (GMC) tasked with improving information flows, reviewing investment proposals and taking leadership of special projects, an internal letter from ...

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Next-Generation Databases Take On Big Data Management Challenges
Forbes
Called “NoSQL” (or “not-only SQL”) they are designed to overcome specific data management challenges such as providing rapid data access to power real-time applications, bringing order to data in non-traditional formats, or avoiding the costs and ...


CNBC

Why this fund management boss is eyeing Google
CNBC
The tech world's major players likes of Google and Facebook have been looking at ways to jump into the fund management sector. In 2014, Google commissioned a study into how it could enter the industry and Facebook launched a service earlier this year ...


Huffington Post Canada

Mulcair Calls On Harper To Defend Supply Management During TPP Negotiation
Huffington Post Canada
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper should defend supply management "in its entirety" during negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, says NDP leader Tom Mulcair. Harper's most recent remarks on the trade talks have created uncertainty for ...

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Wall Street Journal

3G Accelerates Management Shake-Up Ahead of Kraft-Heinz Merger
Wall Street Journal
3G cut many jobs at Heinz after it took over and shuffled management positions—sometimes repeatedly. Analysts and other industry executives expect more changes to the staff at Kraft, including personnel cuts, once the merger is complete. Other Kraft ...
Heinz Shakes Up Kraft Management Ahead of Buffett-Backed MergerBloomberg
Kraft Makes Management Changes Ahead of Heinz MergerZacks.com
Heinz executives to dominate post-merger management of Kraft Heinz Co.Tribune-Review
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Are you the position or the person?Bosses can lose their... Read More

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

Manage Your Business from the Rockies, not the Prairies

The day job as a manager is all about managing... Read More

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1st Fact: Interviewing applicants is the most common way companies... Read More

Employee Retention: Five Leadership Fundamentals

Are your management practices on the right track? Retaining your... Read More

Does Your Management Style Remind People Of Something They Read In Dilbert?

With thanks to Jeff Foxworthy, the comedian who does the... Read More

Invoice Factoring for Goverment Vendors

Assignment of Claims Act of 1986"....What does this mean for... Read More

The Myth Of Relationship Selling Revealed At Last

The second you quit being the 'best deal' for your... Read More

Know Your Business! - 7 Key Questions You Must Ask

You need to know all that is going on around... Read More

Keeping and Motivating the Best Employees

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Online Business Peace of Mind

Is your online business disaster-proof? Online businesses face a unique... Read More

What Every Manager Should Know About How to Reduce the High Cost of Employee Absenteeism

Employers pay a high price for absenteeism, often more than... Read More

The Leaders Fallacy May Be Howard Deans Undoing

Howard Dean's tenure as chairman of the Democratic National Committee... Read More

Bar Charts Brought to Life: Index of Interactive Information for HTML and PDF

Bar Charts and the Information ChallengeWhether one is an unknown... Read More

Its All About The Customers, Baby

If you want to ensure a steady stream of customers... Read More

Can Your Business Run Without You?

If you are a business owner or a business owner... Read More

Outsourcing NOT Just for Big Business

Outsourcing has become a controversial issue and a hot topic... Read More

To Thine Own Self Be True--Its Better for Business: What Arthur Andersen Would Say to His Company

As a child, you probably heard, "to thine own self... Read More

Disaster Prevention Tips For Hiring A New Manager

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

Performance Appraisal Checklist: Raise Not Just Appraise Performance

It's that time again! Perhaps the most dreaded management practice... Read More

Quick Tip - Effective Meetings Have SMART Goals

The first step in planning an agenda is to identify... Read More

Internal Prisons: The Thief of Productivity and Quality in our Workforce

As a professional speaker, one of my biggest challenges is... Read More

Delegate, Dont Abdicate

One of the key skills for the leaders of growing... Read More