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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Insider Monkey (blog)

Elliott Management Confirms IPG Stake
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Elliott Management confirmed it had acquired a 6.7% interest in Interpublic Group and says it seeks “to engage in a constructive dialogue…regarding steps to maximize shareholder value.” Speculation that Elliott was buying up Interpublic stock swirled ...
Elliott Management Takes Significant Stake in IPGAdweek
Activist Elliott Management sets its sights on IPGReuters
Paul Singer's Elliott Management Initiates Position in Interpublic Group of ...Insider Monkey (blog)
ValueWalk -New York Times
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Laukka Management sold to FirstService
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal (blog)
Laukka Management, an Edina-based residential community association management firm, has been acquired by FirstService Residential, which is part of a large Canadian company that already has a big presence in this market. Laukka has 21 employees ...


TechCrunch

Intigua Raises $10M Series B Round For Its IT Management Automation Service
TechCrunch
Intigua, a company that specializes in giving enterprises an easier way to manage their IT operations in private and public clouds, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series B round led by Intel Capital. Existing investors Bessemer ...

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TMZ.com

Cristiano Ronaldo -- TEAMING UP WITH LIL WAYNE ... Rapper Starting Sports ...
TMZ.com
0724-lil-wayne-cristiano-ronaldo-tmz-getty-01 Cristiano Ronaldo is about to become a YOUNG MONEY CASH MONEY BILLIONAIRE ... because sources tell TMZ Sports Lil Wayne is starting his own sports management company and Ronaldo will be client #1 ...
Lil Wayne Is Starting A Sports Management Company, And Repping The World's ...MTV.com
Lil Wayne signs Cristiano Ronaldo to management firmPage Six
Cristiano Ronaldo will be first client of rapper Lil Wayne's sports management ...New York Daily News
AllHipHop -Inside Spanish Football
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Study: Stress Sources Differ For Managers And Employees - And Why It Matters
Forbes
A study earlier this year from Towers Watson examined the sources of stress at work and found that managers and employees view the problem very differently. The study is called Workforce Stress: The Employer/Employee Disconnect, and involved ...


Six complete Personal Financial Management program
The Northwest Florida Daily News
The FRESH Start for Children and Families, Inc. has awarded certificates of completion to six residents who completed in a nine-week course in Personal Financial Management. FRESH Start is a not-for-profit program that provides transition housing and ...


Firstpost

Google Folds Its Workforce Management Tool, Maps Coordinate, Into Maps ...
TechCrunch
Last year, Google launched Maps Engine Pro, a service that aims to make it easier for businesses to create, manage and share maps to visualize their data. Until now, this offering was purely about map creation, but today, Google is adding Maps ...
Google Maps Engine Gets Workforce Management ToolInformationWeek

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​How to move a salesperson into management — without crashing the business
Business Journal
Before moving your top salesperson into the sales management ranks, consider the ramifications of this move. You are taking your rainmaker out of the direct sales game where he or she has generated significant revenue for your company. While your hope ...

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The Guardian

Standard Chartered forced to back its management after media succession talk
The Guardian
In a highly unusual stock market announcement, the emerging markets-focused bank said: "The board wants to be absolutely clear that it is united in its support of both Peter Sands and Sir John Peace, and the management team, in delivering the refreshed ...
Standard Chartered board backs top managementBBC News

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Forbes

Should Oracle Buy EMC For $35 A Share?
Forbes
And a nice chunk of that rise – adding about $3 a share or about an 11 percent pop — came July 21 when word leaked out that a New York hedge fund, Elliott Management Corp. had acquired a $1 billion stake in EMC. Elliot Management – which is most ...
EMC, with Elliott Management at the door, braces for a showdownGigaOM
EMC CEO Tucci To Meet With Big Shareholder Elliott ManagementInvestor's Business Daily
Elliott Management Pushes EMC to Shed VMware, PivotalThe VAR Guy
Data Center Knowledge -New York Times -Bidness Etc
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Let the Professionals Help You Out - Outsource

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Implementation the Catalyst of Change for Management to Reach that Next Level of Success

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Micromanagement and Delegation

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A Tricky Supervision Challenge

Many managers believe that treating their team members as responsible... Read More

Think Before You Talk

What you say to other people can make or break... Read More

Business Opportunity - Leverage Your Employees!

As a business asset, they don't sit well on the... Read More

Use QA As Your First Step To Outsourcing

Quality Assurance, or QA, is often given short shrift in... Read More

Why Your Business Needs an E-Mail Policy

Why is it imperative to have a company E-Mail Policy?... Read More

Lets Flourish and Prosper!

Some say that in business as in sex: if it... Read More

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

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

Developing Your Management Style

One thing a lot of us don't do in sales... Read More

Innovation Management ? Time to Market or Time to Success?

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

Finding Common Ground Through Consensus Decision-Making

It's clear to me that a workplace is a better... Read More

Understand What Flows Through Your Business to Find Improvement

I remember once seeing a cartoon which showed two people... Read More

Rethinking Workplace Security: How the Rules Have Changed

The workplace has traditionally been a dangerous place. Very early... Read More

Keep Your Good Workers by Building Good Leaders

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

Make Change Easy - Get Involved!

There are wild variances in how much involvement organisations are... Read More

Is Your Business A Dysfunctional Family?

The other day I brought my mother into an appliance... Read More

Two Critical Success Factors in an ITIL Implementation

Any IT manager who wants to pursue the IT Service... Read More

Reprimanding Marginal Employees

THE MARGINAL PERFORMER: Every manager must, from time to time,... Read More

Innovation Management: The Power of Emotional Attachment

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

Are You in Control of Your Practice or Does it Control You?

One of the most common complaints that business owners have... Read More

Counseling Interviews for the Marginal Employee

ACTIVE LISTENING: The most frequent cause of failure in therapeutic... Read More

Five Days to More Effective Inventory Management

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

Creativity and Innovation Management - Core Competencies and Competitive Advantage

Following is a brief definition of core competencies and competitive... Read More