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:


Time to find out hard way if asset management is systemic risk
Financial Times
Last Monday, senior Federal Reserve official James Bullard spoke of the “devastating consequences” that will ensue from fast-growing asset price bubbles if the Fed fails to raise interest rates soon. The pronouncement came as 80 per cent of fund ...

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Gallup.com

Hospitals' Performance Management Must Be Improved Fast
Gallup.com
Gallup's analysis of more than 50,000 employees reveals that effective performance management systems encourage teamwork, communication and collaboration between managers and employees. When done right, performance management is a powerful ...


Forbes

Hedge Fund Deerfield Management Nets Two Scores In Pharma Merger Monday
Forbes
A major day of deal-making in the red hot biotech and pharmaceutical sector is paying for healthcare focused hedge fund Deerfield Management. On Monday, two of the fund's largest publicly traded positions, Auspex Pharmaceuticals and Horizon Pharma ...

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Forbes

Active Versus Passive Management: Which Is Better?
Forbes
Ever since index funds—also known as passive investments–have existed, there has been an endless debate about their merits versus active management. At some point, almost every investor wonders if they have chosen the correct path. This is especially ...


Bloomberg

JPMorgan Execs Said Deposed in SEC Asset-Management Probe
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. executives have been deposed and thousands of pages of internal documents subpoenaed as part of a U.S. investigation into the bank's asset-management unit, according to people familiar with the situation.


GreenBiz

7 tips on selling energy efficiency to senior management
GreenBiz
When it comes to energy efficiency, middle management is in a unique and tactically strong position. They have the ability to identify, define and propose energy saving measures as well as mobilize the organizational resources to make them happen and ...


VentureBeat

Microsoft launches Office 365 mobile device management for Android, iOS, and ...
VentureBeat
Microsoft today announced the general availability of mobile device management (MDM) capabilities for Office 365. The debut means you can now manage access to Office 365 data across Windows Phones, as well as Android and iOS phones and tablets.
Microsoft starts rolling out mobile device management to Office 365 business ...ZDNet
Microsoft adds mobile device management to Office 365GeekWire
Microsoft applies 'freemium' tactic to mobile device management for Office 365Computerworld
Redmondmag.com -TechRadar
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Forbes

DuPont Spinoff Fans Flames In Trian Management's Scorched Earth Fight
Forbes
We believe many DuPont stockholders recognize that Trian has been the key driver in holding DuPont's management and board accountable since we invested nearly two years ago and this, coupled with our large ownership stake, necessitates a Trian ...

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Elliott Management ups Axis stake, complicating Canon bid
Reuters
The takeover bid is contingent upon Canon taking on more than 90 percent of the company's shares, but the notice from Sweden's Financial Supervisory Authority on Monday showed that Elliott Management's investment vehicle now held 10.01 percent.

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Fast Company

Holawhat? Meet The Alt&Management System Invented By A Programmer And ...
Fast Company
"We've been operating partially under Holacracy and partially under the legacy management hierarchy in parallel for over a year now," Hsieh writes in the memo. "Having one foot in one world while having the other foot in the other world has slowed down ...

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Creativity and Innovation Management ? Idea Progression

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

Budgets that Damage - The Downsides of Making the Numbers

In my organisational career, I had budgets from the age... Read More

How To Jump Start Your Profits and Keep Your Profits Rolling

There are so many ways to jump start your prifits... Read More

Take Control of Your Paper in 3 Easy Steps

Do you have piles of paper on your desk. Many... Read More

Top 10 Things NOT To Tell Angel and VC Investors

I am not writing this to create a list of... Read More

Keeping Meetings On Track

We all have been in meetings with certain people who... Read More

Faith is the LIFE-blood of Your ACTIONS before the Benefit -

Nothing has changed. Your ancestors lived by faith. Some planted... Read More

Where Businesses Fall Short

1. No vision. Successful businesses have a clear vision or... Read More

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Improving Workplace Safety

This article relates to the Safety and Working Environment competency... Read More

Spotlight on Productivity: How to Overcome E-Mail Overload

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by e-mail? Have you ever... Read More

Focus Leads To Nonprofit Success: Is Your Organization Rowing or Drifting

Picture yourself standing on the bank of a river watching... Read More

Check Your Communication Skills

Use this check list to assess your communication skills.Focus* Do... Read More

Action Learning: Its More Than OJT

For centuries companies have used on-the-job training (OJT). OJT works... Read More

Executives and Emotional Self Awareness

A major problem impairing an executive's performance is his Emotional... Read More

Forget The Sandwich Technique

Do you remember being told to use the "sandwich" technique... Read More

Implementing Change

There are different reactions that individuals experience during time of... Read More

The High, High Price of Distrust

A paper manufacturer with over 300 employees once announced that... Read More

Project Management, A Forgotten Perspective

Effective project managers know how to get the job done,... Read More

Creative People, Innovative People

The title implies that some people are and others not.This... Read More

Group Discussion Guidelines

DISCUSSION METHODS: There are two basic types of discussion methods;... Read More

Loyalty, Motivation And Work-Life Balance

Managers who aren't loyal to their people can't expect loyalty... Read More

Medical Malpractice: Three Myths That Cost Your Hospital Millions

What's the use?Nothing you do will hold down the cost... Read More

Rethinking Workplace Security: How the Rules Have Changed

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

Indecent Proposal in the Workplace ? An Overview of Workplace Harassment & Employer Liability

An allegation of harassment in the workplace is a growing... Read More

Change Management: Getting Everyone on Board the Change Train

How do you get everyone on board the change train... Read More