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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The Management Style Of The NFL Has Turned Into A Grease Fire [UPDATE]
UPDATE: Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton calls on the Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson after a second child abuse allegation has surfaced. Dayton said, “It is an awful situation” adding, “his actions, as described, are a public embarrassment to the ...

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs historic groundwater management legislation
Los Angeles Times
Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) instructs local agencies to create management plans. A measure by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento), AB 1739, establishes when the state government can intervene if the local groups don't sufficiently do their job.
Governor Signs Groundwater Management LawsKEYT
Pavley's Groundwater Management Bills are Now LawSCVNEWS.com
California moves to overhaul management of water supplyHouston Chronicle
Fresno Bee -TheGrower
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DNR localizes deer herd management
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen
HORICON | The Wisconsin DNR began efforts to expand the efficiency of their deer management program by zeroing in on local recommendations. The newly formed Dodge County Deer Advisory Council, of which there is one for each of the Wisconsin's 72 ...


Ketchum passes resolution for non-lethal wolf management
KETCHUM – The Ketchum City County unanimously passed a resolution Monday in support of wildlife co-existence. This means city leaders are taking a stance against lethal means to manage wolves in the Wood River Valley. During his 2014 State of the ...
Ketchum Passes Landmark Resolution, Advocating for Nonlethal Management ...Boise Weekly

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Management staff to receive payout at closure
The Southern
MURPHYSBORO -- The Jackson County Board voted 7 to 5 to approve a $1,000 payout to Jackson County Rehab and Care management staff equally if they stay with the nursing home until the facility shuts down Oct. 31. Board member Emily Burke made the ...


Bill Edwards' cash promise helped sell city officials on his management of Al ...
The deal reached between Edwards and Mayor Rick Kriseman last week to turn over management of the historic venue to Edwards for four years still requires City Council approval Thursday. That should be a fairly easy sell, said council member Charlie ...

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Downtown's BID and its management likely to be restructured
Albuquerque Business First
Jim Long, owner of the Albuquerque Office Plaza (left) and Hyatt Regency in Downtown Albuquerque, has two lawsuits pending regarding the Downtown BID and has said the city should terminate the DAT contract and seek new management to oversee it.

New York Times

Trian Fund Management Seeks DuPont Breakup Into GrowthCo, CyclicalCo
(RTTNews.com) - Activist investor Nelson Peltz'sTrian Fund Management LP whose investment funds hold nearly $1.6 billion of the outstanding shares of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. ( DD ) proposed to divide DuPont into GrowthCo and CyclicalCo, ...
EI DuPont De Nemours Issues Statement Regarding Trian Fund Management, L.PRTT News
Trian Fund Management LP Introduces a Campaign To Break Up E I Du Pont De ...WallStreetPR

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Who Wins In Publicis Groupe's Management Shuffle and Reorg?
The influential four-man Directoire, or management board, is being replaced immediately by a more international and diverse eight-person Directoire+ that includes for the first time Arthur Sadoun, the rapidly-rising French exec who became global CEO of ...
Publicis management shake-up expands board as Lévy role continuesFinancial Times
Publicis Groupe Unveils Major Management Changes-COO Jean-Yves Naouri Is ...MediaPost Communications
UPDATE 1-Publicis shakes up management post-Omnicom deal failureReuters
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California: Measure to Overhaul Water Management
New York Times
Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing it in line with other states that have long regulated their wells. Groundwater makes up nearly 60 percent of California's water use during ...

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Great Employees = Passionate Consumers

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Performance Appraisals: Nightmares or Sweet Dreams

Some managers think of performance appraisal meetings and recollections of... Read More

Are You Managing to Lead?

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Selecting a Business Broker or Intermediary to Help You Sell Your Business

As crazy as it seems, some people spend more time... Read More

Tales From the Corporate Frontlines: Diversity in the Workplace: Ethnic Considerations

This article relates to the Diversity in the Workplace Competency,... Read More

The Communications Myth

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Stopping The Brain Drain: How To Capture Key Business Knowledge Before It Walks Out The Door

The verdict is in: More and more baby boomers will... Read More

6 Shared Factors of Successful Executives

These factors where determined by interviews with and books from... Read More

Innovation Management ? some ideas are better than others

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

Coaching Can Get The Boss In Shape

Who tells the boss that they can improve their management... Read More

New Leadership For A New War

Military analysts call this "asymmetrical" war (as if war has... Read More

Developing Your Mission

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Profound Knowledge

We all are on a quest for knowledge. Whether its... Read More

Spinning Gold from Straw: Low-Cost Employee Retention and Motivation Tools in a Changing Economy

New York, NY, February 25, 2005 ? Employee retention and... Read More

How To Get 10% More Work Out Of Your Employees

It is getting harder to run a business for a... Read More

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A few weeks ago, a couple of colleagues and I... Read More

Einstein - Definition of Insanity

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Are You Using the Right Form of Energy?

As we near the end of summer, here is a... Read More

Make the Most of Your Time - Focus on Strengths

Once working and focused in tune with what they do... Read More

Setting Clearer Performance Expectations

The annual performance review.Stating this phrase guarantees some reaction for... Read More

Better Management Performance - The Easy 3-Step Way

Managers make three mistakes when they try to run businesses.... Read More

ISO 9001 the Process Approach to Quality Assurance

What is the Process Approach to Quality?The ISO 9001 2000... Read More

Which ITIL Process Should We Implement First?

The following question is usually debated a lot amongst IT... Read More

Can A Business Still Be Profitable When People Skills Are Absent?

In our current world of rapid and amazing technological advances,... Read More

Never Wrestle with a PIG

The business books at the library and book stores fill... Read More