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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10 golfers to watch at 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open
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The Waste Management Phoenix Open will be the first event of the year for two of the biggest names in golf. David Kadlubowski/azcentral sports. 1. Tiger Woods | Tiger always is the one to watch no ...
Waste Management Open Tournament champion Kevin Stadler withdraws from ...KPHO Phoenix
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SLO County supervisors to debate Paso Robles groundwater management
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
In October, supervisors directed the Public Works Department to begin the process of applying to form an independent water management district for the basin. An application to the county Local Agency Formation Commission could be filed by June.


Financial Times

Is management headed for boom or doom?
Financial Times
Is the management glass half full or half empty? Both views were on offer at the stimulating and star-studded Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna late last year, held in memory of the man considered by many to be the founder of modern management.


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5 things to watch from Tiger Woods at Waste Management Phoenix Open
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The Tiger Woods that will play in the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open this week isn't the same Tiger Woods that last played in the event in 2001. He's 39 years old. He's coming off a 2014 season in which he had back surgery and played in just eight ...


The pick of 2014's management books
Financial Times
The Pixar president's account of how he learnt to manage unruly creatives and applied those lessons to Disney's animators after a merger has humour and candour that much “CEO-lit” lacks. How Catmull and Pixar deal with the failures that pockmark the ...


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The first part of this article covers the response to a question from a reader concerning site management fees and it visualizes how tricky an unpaid fee issue can become if it is not paid the attention as deserved. Anyway, the big question is the ...


Kelley: Management Matters
Times Record
One of the most difficult and important decisions you make as a business owner or manager is which job applicant to hire. Making the right choice can mean the difference between success and failure for your business. Let's look at three of the personal ...


3 Companies with Better Dividends Than Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
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Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY ) is an extremely popular dividend stock, due to its sky-high 11% dividend yield. However, some companies have even better dividends. We asked our analysts for three dividend stocks they feel are better than Annaly ...
3 Firms with Much better Dividends Than Annaly Capital Management, IncNational Review

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Chancellor Set to Centralize Management of New York City Schools
New York Times
Chancellor Carmen Fariña is expected to announce changes on Thursday that will restore a centralized hierarchy to New York City's schools, largely dispensing with one of the core management philosophies of the previous mayoral administration. Beginning ...

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Tyga Being Sued By Former Management Company For $4 Million
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Fresh off the announcement of a release date for his joint album with Chris Brown, Tyga is reportedly being sued for $4 million by his former management company. According to TMZ, C&J Management is after the Cash Money rapper for several million ...
Tyga Is Sued By Former ManagementPerezHilton.com
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6 Simple Steps to Dealing with Difficult Managers

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How To Delegate for Fun and Profit

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Great Hires: Avoid Costly Mistakes

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Create Your Dashboard for Success

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The Few & the Many: Free Trade, Outsourcing, & Communication

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Transform Any Business into a Go-Getting Power House by Working SMART

Probably as well known as SWOT, SMART turns goals, objectives... Read More

Five Days to More Effective Inventory Management

The litany of headaches related to the implementation and on-going... Read More

Innovation Management ? Good Leadership

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

Where Else in Your Business Do You Accept a 60% Failure Rate?

I recently surveyed CEOs and Business Leaders of large companies... Read More

Christmas Carol Coaching - Help to Get Ahead at Holiday Time!

I've always been fascinated by situations where art imitates real... Read More

Hold Your Applause!

It's amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care... Read More

Too Much Time Treating Symptoms

A man drives down the highway each day on his... Read More

Innovation Management: The Power of Emotional Attachment

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

The Ten Keys to Maximizing Employee Performance

1. Let people know what you expect. If people know... Read More

Creativity and Innovation Management ? Competition versus Collaboration

There is much confusion as to whether competition or collaboration... Read More

Communication Mix-Up

My friend Delia is the owner of a small private... Read More

The Leadership Imperative: Making Your Leadership Your Life

Nearly all leaders I've encountered are underachievers. They're getting a... Read More

My Companys Leadership Sucks!

Maybe it's the season or just a more buoyant job... Read More

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Coworkers Collaborate to Complete Successful Initiative

This short story, Coworkers Collaborate to Complete Successful Initiative, is... Read More

Examining the Relationship Between Employee Satisfaction and Customer Satisfaction

Researchers have undertaken numerous studies to look at the connection... Read More

What Personal Assistants Really Want

What would happen if the personal assistants in your organisation... Read More

Problem-Solving Success Tip: Dont Leave Your Key Stakeholders Guessing

Communicate! Don't leave you key stakeholders guessing.We are generally not... Read More

The Silent Assassin - What to Do When They Visit You?

IntroductionThere are a group of people in the community that... Read More

Want to Manage Your Time? Get Real!

You know the drill - the ridiculous deadlines, the relentless... Read More