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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Quartz

Tony Hsieh's big Zappos management experiment looks increasingly troubled
Quartz
We've been operating partially under Holacracy and partially under the legacy management hierarchy in parallel for over a year now. Having one foot in one world while having the other foot in the other world has slowed down our transformation towards ...
Zappos shift to management non-structure called 'holacracy' unsettles workersMarketWatch

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The Guardian

FCA issues warning on three debt management firms
The Guardian
The Financial Conduct Authority said the three firms – Sterling Financial Security, Haydon Associates Debt Management Consultants and Clear View Finance – had failed to comply with its rules and were no longer allowed to offer debt management services.
Debt management firms crackdown: Sterling Financial Security, Haydon ...Mirror.co.uk
Regulator warns against three debt management firmsFT Adviser
Customers warned over Lichfield debt management firmsInsider Media

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The Hindu

RBI wins battle to keep debt management role
The Hindu
With the Union Finance Ministry reworking its proposal for setting up the Public Debt Management Authority, the Reserve Bank of India has won its biggest battle in its 80-year history. The watered-down proposal no longer envisages that the RBI ...


Financial Times

Deutsche Bank investors revolt with 39% vote against management
Financial Times
At a sometimes fractious meeting in Frankfurt, 39 per cent of the capital represented refused to give a seal of approval to the performances of Anshu Jain and Jürgen Fitschen, the bank's co-chief executives, in 2014. The rest of Deutsche's management ...
Deutsche Bank Retail Chief Rainer Neske to Leave in Management-Board ShuffleWall Street Journal
Deutsche Bank's board to discuss management changes - sourceReuters
Investors demand more from management at Deutsche BankCity A.M.
gulfnews.com -HITC
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Entrepreneur

How to Develop Your Management Style and Assemble the Best Team
Entrepreneur
When it comes to managing your team, should you choose top-down or bottom-up management? Top-down management, as the name might imply, means that everything starts at the top and works its way down to the next level of managers, then down to the ...

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Lexington Herald Leader

Madison emergency management director resigns in wake of audit after ...
Lexington Herald Leader
The director of the Madison County Emergency Management Agency resigned Thursday in the wake of a county audit that found the theft of $341,757 from a federally funded program over a nine-year period. Carl Richards' resignation is effective immediately ...
Madison Emergency Management director resigns amid employee's forgery caseWKYT
Madison Emergency Management Director ResignsWTVQ

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Coor Service Management to list in Stockholm
Reuters
The company, owned by private equity firm Cinven, said it would sell its industrial services unit before listing to focus on facilities management such as property services, logistics and strategic consulting. Coor had revenues of 6.8 billion Swedish ...

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Investec eyes global growth in wealth management
Financial Times
Steve Elliot, Investec's global head of wealth and investment, said the company was in the process of obtaining a licence that would allow the unit to set up physically in Hong Kong, where Investec already operates in asset management, corporate ...

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Business Insider

VW's management crisis could shake up the automaker's board
Business Insider
The head of Volkswagen's works council wants a pared-down management structure at the carmaker, he told a German magazine, as the company takes stock after the ouster of Chairman Ferdinand Piech. Volkswagen's management board is currently made ...
VW works council boss calls for cuts to management boardReuters Canada

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Analyzing Julian Robertson's TIGER MANAGEMENT Equity Positions in Q1 2015
OctaFinance.com
Julian Robertson's Tiger Management Llc just filed its Q1 2015 13F. Dated 22/05/2015, the filing reveals the hedge fund has a portfolio value of $596.87 million, representing an increase of $87.11 million from the previous quarter when it was $509.76 ...

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So, You Want to be in Management? Five Essential Factors that Will Determine Your Chances

The following information is based upon over 500 interviews with... Read More

The Rise of Corporate Chair Massages

Employers have rapidly begun to understand the importance of stress... Read More

Office Politics

Office politics! It's just another way of saying: "The employees... Read More

What Every Manager Should Know About How to Become An Effective Executive

In his book, The Effective Executive, Peter Drucker pointed out... Read More

Take The Guesswork Out Of Problem Solving

In today's chaotic world and uncertain economic times too many... Read More

The Compliance Officers Killer Application

It used to be that only the largest multi-nationals needed... Read More

5 Interviewing Mistakes That Can Lead To Hiring The Wrong Person

Mistake #1: Going with the flowInexperienced interviewers sometimes fall into... Read More

A Tricky Supervision Challenge

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

Leadership Skills Means Turnover is Not a Problem

"Ha!" you say. "For someone to make a statement like... Read More

Managing Workplace Conflicts

Kinds of Workplace ConflictsLet's start by identifying where conflicts happen.... Read More

Five Principles of Effective Communication

The problem with communication is the illusion that it has... Read More

Innovation Management ? Time to Market or Time to Success?

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

Beyond Management Coaching: When Things Are Getting Out of Control

Leaders and Managers often ask us, 'What do you do... Read More

ISO 9001 and Total Quality Management

Total Quality ManagementTotal Quality Management, or TQM, has become one... Read More

How to Make the Best of it - Take Your Weather with You

I once worked in a place where there were three... Read More

Seeking Help

Where does the time go? Billable time. As a consultant,... 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

Executive Performance -- Whos to Blame for Incompetent Managers?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal raised the... Read More

5 Management Decision Making Lessons from a Long Shot. A Heartening Belmont Victory

Like many, I watched the 134th Belmont Stakes hoping to... Read More

Empowering Others - Giving Them Some Control

It's been a pretty good weekend around the place -... Read More

Objects in the Mirror are Further Than They Appear

Definition From http://www.merriamwebster.com -- "Virtual: - being such in essence... Read More

Outsourcing Problem Analysis

As an HR professional, you have responsibilities in several broad... Read More

Survival of the Fittest: The Road to Human Extinction

I was watching a TV program some months ago about... Read More

Developing Your Mission

"The best Leader is one who knows how to pick... Read More

The Changing Boss-Secretary Relationship

THE CHANGING BOSS-SECRETARY RELATIONSHIP: Imagine a partnership at work. One... Read More