Directors must learn to inspire next generation

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Directors must learn to inspire next generationOn 11 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The UK’s business leaders are failing to inspire the next generation ofdirectors and chief executives. Research by the Institute of Management reveals that more than a third ofall executives and half of junior managers think the quality of leadership intheir organisation is poor. Few junior managers rate their leaders highly, according to the institute’sreport, Leadership: the Challenge for All, which includes responses from 1,500managers. More than 50 per cent of managers say the ability to inspire is vital, butonly 11 per cent of respondents think their leaders provide this. Sir John Egan, chairman of the advisory panel for the research project,believes employers must become more proactive in developing their leaders. He said, “Today’s senior people have a new accountability to the peoplethey lead. Good leadership is not elusive, but many companies have yet to riseto the challenge of creating programmes of leadership for their managers.”Almost half of executives surveyed say flatter organisational structures andthe resulting lack of career opportunities are the main career barriers. In organisations where managers believe leadership potential is developedeffectively, nearly 60 per cent of managers rate leadership highly, compared toonly 21 per cent in other firms. The other most important attributes that executives believe are oftenlacking among their leaders are the abilities to provide a vision, look to thefuture and handle change. Mary Chapman, director general of the Institute of Management, said,”This research reveals a strong consensus about what constitutes goodleadership and gives clear recommendations on how organisations can bring outthe potential of their leaders. “A significant minority already have an excellent approach toleadership development, but the challenge is for the majority to recognise andadopt these good practices.” www.inst-mgt.org.ukBy Ben Willmott last_img read more

USS Harry S. Truman Completes 24-Day Underway

first_img View post tag: 24-Day View post tag: S View post tag: Navy October 26, 2012 View post tag: Truman Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Harry S. Truman Completes 24-Day Underway View post tag: Harry View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: completes View post tag: News by topic View post tag: underway View post tag: USS USS Harry S. Truman Completes 24-Day Underway The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) completed a 24-day underway Oct. 25 that tested the skills of every Sailor and Marine aboard.For the first time in almost two years, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 Sailors and Marines embarked Truman prior to Truman’s Oct. 2 underway to prepare for Harry S.Truman Strike Group’s upcoming deployment. Capt. Mike Wallace, CVW-3’s commander, said Truman’s underway gave the air wing an opportunity to test and improve various skills across each of its squadrons.Including a focus on the timeliness of launches and recoveries, Wallace said increased attention was placed on flight operations such as airborne refueling and individual unit-level training.“This is the first time the ship and air wing have operated together as a team since December 2010,” said Wallace. “This underway included a high number of cyclic operations. We were launching and recovering aircraft for 12 hours at a time, refining the pilots’ skills as they took off and landed on the carrier.”In total, CVW-3 pilots completed more than 1,300 launches and recoveries even as Truman Sailors and CVW-3 personnel participated in a multitude of shipboard training scenarios, both on the flight deck and in the hangar bay. “The most noticeable part of our integration was that our Sailors and Marines were making flight operations look easy every time,” said Cmdr. Paul Crump, Truman’s air officer. “While working on the flight deck, there are so many variables, so many things that can happen, yet each launch and recovery was executed safely, quickly, and effectively.”Crump said the carrier’s underway consisted of seamless teamwork between Truman’s air department Sailors and CVW-3 as they conducted drills that simulated aircraft crashes and fires, barricade drills and mass casualty drills on the flight deck. “CVW-3 Sailors have been enthusiastic, motivated and willing partners in every way,” said Crump. “It’s great to see how far this team has come in only a single underway. As we moved on to more complicated operations, CVW-3 and air department Sailors were performing with practiced regularity. The flight deck and hangar bays have evolved to pro-active environments rather than reactive ones.”Wallace agreed, noting the professionalism every Sailor and Marine displayed while conducting air operations. “This has given us the chance to practice critical skills that we will have to demonstrate during actual missions while on deployment,” said Wallace. “It’s all about refining our proficiencies. We can’t build upon the complexity of our mission execution until we have a solid foundation.”According to Wallace, the foundation could not have been built without the help of every Sailor and Marine aboard Truman. “I could not be happier with the team we have built within Harry S. Truman Strike group,” said Wallace. “We tell ourselves every day how blessed we are to have great people who get along and work hard together and truly understand that it’s a team sport.”After disembarking, CVW-3 is scheduled to conduct advanced tactical training in Fallon, Nev., until mid-December.Truman is scheduled to continue training in preparation for an upcoming composite training unit exercise.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,October 26, 2012; Image: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Ocean City Police Activity Report for Dec. 21 to 27

first_imgPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Ocean City Police Department December 24, 2014: WednesdayCalls for service: 60Motor Vehicle Stops: 10Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 26Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 5 EMS calls December 22, 2014: Monday Calls for service: 57Motor Vehicle Stops: 21Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 18Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 4 Fire and 4 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 500 block 8th St., at 2:00pmMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & West Ave., at 7:00pm December 23, 2014: TuesdayCalls for service: 78Motor Vehicle Stops: 34Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 24Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 5 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 200 block 9th St., at 6:33amHarassment, 5300 block Simpson Ave., at 6:50amFraud, Dolphin Ct., at 9:21amFraud, 1100 block Simpson Ave., at 12:56pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block Asbury Ave., at 1:20pmDomestic violence, 5500 block Simpson Ave., at 2:44pm December 26, 2014: FridayCalls for service: 73Motor Vehicle Stops: 26Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 21Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 4 EMS callsTheft, 600 block West Ave., at 8:14amBurglary, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 4:35pm December 27, 2014: Saturday Calls for service: 75Motor Vehicle Stops: 37Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 20Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 5 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 13th St. & Bay Ave., at 7:37amDisorderly, 600 block West Ave., at 4:11pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIES December 21- 27, 2014Calls for Service: 469Daily Average: 67 December 25, 2014: ThursdayCalls for service: 39Motor Vehicle Stops: 2Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 11Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 1 fire and 7 EMS callsTheft, 800 block 5th St., at 12:33amDisorderly, 1200 block West Ave., at 12:45pmAssault, 700 block Central Ave., at 2:07pmMotor vehicle accident, 200 block 20th St., at 3:29pm December 21, 2014: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 87Motor Vehicle Stops: 48Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 24Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 3 Fire and 6 EMS callsWarrant, 34th Street, one in custody, at 12:22pmlast_img read more

Pageant Newcomer Stevie Wright Wins Little Miss Ocean City 2019

first_imgStevie Wright, 9, of Ocean City, is crowned Little Miss Ocean City 2019 at the Music Pier Saturday. By Maddy VitaleExperience, it seems, is overrated in the Little Miss Ocean City pageant. For the second year in a row a newcomer captured the crown – and she did it in a big way. Nine-year-old Stevie Wright of Ocean City won the talent portion of the competition with an entertaining and commanding dance routine to “Singing in the Rain.” In a surprising twist, the diminutive beauty then broke into “It’s Raining Men” to the applause of the crowd at Ocean City Music Pier Saturday night. But as quickly as Stevie transcended into that song, she seamlessly went back to whirling a bright yellow umbrella to “Singin’ in the Rain.”Little Miss Ocean City 2019 Stevie Wright gave the audience an entertaining performance.There were 18 contestants in the pageant and all of them delighted the audience with dance, vocals, piano and even a routine with a football. Contestants were judged on scholarship, talent, poise and an interview segment with the judges.After Stevie was crowned Little Miss Ocean City 2019, she hugged her fellow contestants and Little Miss Ocean City 2018 Ginger Mumman.“I feel so surprised and happy. I want to spend all of my time with my new friends,” Stevie said, as tears streamed down her face.Stevie’s mother, Stacie Wright, described her daughter as fun and sassy.“I’m so proud because she worked so hard,” she said.Stevie Wright’s first walk down the runway as Little Miss Ocean City 2019.Brian Wright, Stevie’s father, said he was completely surprised. “At no point did she ever say she wanted to be in a pageant before,” he said with a laugh.Grabbing first runner-up honors was Makenna Flemming, 11, the second runner-up went to Sarah Avellino, third runner-up was Alana Clevenger, 9, and fourth runner-up was Torrie Fanuelli, 10.The pageant was emceed by Miss New Jersey 2019 Jamie Gialloreto, who kept the pace of the night going with jokes and even shared some funny personal stories, including meeting actor Mark Wahlberg.Miss New Jersey Jaime Gialloreto emcees the pageant.She told the audience that she was so proud of the young girls and so impressed at their poise, bravery and incredible talent.Miss Ocean City Megan Keenan 2019 performed the same tap dance routine to the James Brown song “Get Up Offa That Thing” that wowed the crowd at her pageant the week before, with the same gusto and smile.Miss Ocean City Megan Keenan does a James Brown tribute.The night opened with Little Miss Ocean City Ginger Mumman 2018 performing a dance routine to “How Far I’ll Go.” During a farewell video played for the crowd, Ginger talked about how much she loved being Little Miss Ocean City and all of the wonderful people she met along the way, including Miss Ocean City 2018 Madison Leigh Kennelly and Junior Miss Ocean City 2018 Hope Aita.The trio performed a routine to “How Far I’ll Go” and at the end gave a group hug.Director of Community Services Michael Allegretto gives Ginger Mumman a key to the city.Director of Community Services Michael Allegretto, who oversees the pageant, gave Ginger an “official Ocean City beach towel” and a key to the city on behalf of Mayor Jay Gillian.“You have been a tremendous ambassador to the city,” Allegretto told Ginger. Kristie Fenton, executive director of the pageant, called Ginger up to the podium and got emotional when she said how she watched her grow over the last year. Fenton said she has a sweet personality and she led with pride.Those words brought Ginger to tears and they hugged.When Ginger took her last walk down the runway as Little Miss Ocean City 2018 she received a standing ovation.Ginger Mumman takes her last runway walk as Little Miss Ocean City 2018.The new crown holder will have a very busy next 12 months. Little Miss Ocean City joins with Junior Miss Ocean City and Miss Ocean City in parades and other promotional events for the town.The Little Miss Ocean City Pageant has been sponsored by the city’s Recreation Department for the past 29 years.Contestant Kaya Kovacich does a cool dance routine.Little Miss Ocean City 2019 Stevie Wright gets hugs from parents Stacie and Brian Wright.last_img read more

Notre Dame Ph.D student removed from program over racist posts

first_img Notre Dame Ph.D student removed from program over racist posts Google+ Twitter Facebook Facebook Google+ Pinterest Previous articleMichigan’s Carhartt to spend much of April making medical gearNext articleI&M warns customers of scammers pretending to demand immediate payments Tommie Lee Twitter WhatsApp By Eccekevin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons A post-doctoral student at Notre Dame has been removed from her program after she posted racist comments on her Facebook page.The student, in her sixth year at the University, posted comments directed at and blaming Chinese students for the spread of COVID-19.The Observer reports that the student has been dropped from her program in the Department of Psychology. In her comments, she told Chinese students they were “one million percent to blame” for the pandemic, and commented on the Facebook post of a fourth-year Ph.D student, ordering her to “go home” and find out why her country’s representatives “hid this disease.”A reposting of her comments, calling for her to be removed, was shared over 3200 times. WhatsApp Pinterest By Tommie Lee – March 31, 2020 8 1230 CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Marketlast_img read more

Real Good Food marks trading improvement

first_imgSource: Real Good FoodRenshaw and Brighter Foods owner Real Good Food (RGF) has reported improved trading in the third quarter of the financial year.RGF saw revenues fall 28% for the five months to the end of August due to the Covid-19 pandemic.However, with the easing of lockdown restrictions after the first quarter, sales recovered to align with board expectations, according to the company’s latest trading update.RGF has reported a “significantly improved” operating structure within cake decorations, with a focus on “strengthening customer relationships, enhancing customer service and growing sales through new product launches and category expansion”.The company says it has successfully launched over 40 new products since the start of the financial year, generating over £2m of sales on an annualised basis.“There have been new client wins since the year-end in both the retail and the business-to-business markets, and overseas markets have recovered well,” said Mike Holt, executive chairman of Real Good Food.“After the initial impact of the lockdown, Brighter Foods has continued to grow its earnings from a wider customer base than this time last year,” Holt added.“Notwithstanding ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, third-quarter earnings are in line with financial year 2020. Since the year-end, the business has launched 17 new products and has 27 under trials.”The RGF board said it is reviewing all initiatives to improve the capital structure of the group.last_img read more

Badin Hall hosts ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge

first_imgTom Naatz | The Observer Students participate in Badin Hall’s annual Polar Plunge signature event.Cook said she estimated about 250 people usually participate in this Badin event, which is “not a big percentage of the school.” Cook said she hoped 300 people would participate this year.“We basically spent the whole year thinking about, ‘What are the ways we can make it a little more revamped?’” Cook said.The heavy-duty planning for the event began in November, as the directors began contacting the Student Activities Organization (SAO), booking the venue for the event and planning finances. Planning was complicated by several factors, namely that due to study abroad, the three event planners were never present on campus together.Weather is another potentially complicating factor, event director and sophomore Alicia Cristoforo said.“I hope we get a really good turnout this year,” Cristoforo said. “It might be hard because of the weather. It was pretty balmy last year, it was like a 50-degree day.”This year, for the first time, Badin Hall inaugurated Frog Week in the week leading up to the event, including an ice cream social with St. Edwards Hall — Badin’s brother dorm, a movie night and “Ms. Bullfrog,” a mock beauty pageant.“It’s been really fun to have more community building events this year. We’ve done more than ever before. Because we’re living in Pangborn, the hall government really took the initiative of preserving and absorbing the first years in the community, which would be a little more challenging than usual,” Cristoforo said. “A lot of who we are as a dorm is the building we live in, but it’s so much more than that.”Cristoforo said they hope to be able to make a significant donation to St. Margaret’s House. In the past, making a significant donation has been a challenge because many of the supplies for the event, notably heat lamps, are expensive. St. Margaret’s is especially in need of money as donations generally drop off after the holidays, Cook said.There was a steady stream of participants at the event itself, despite the brisk temperatures, and towels, heat lamps and hot chocolate were available to participants immediately after they left the water. Two firemen were stationed in the water to ensure no participants had medical problems. Yet despite the cold, participants expressed positive feelings about their experience.“It’s a great way for the community to come together. Everyone comes out from a ton of different dorms,” senior Zosia Zdanowicz said. “It was really cold, but the hot chocolate was worth it afterwards.”For some, their participation in the Polar Bear Plunge was an impulsive decision.“On the morning of, I woke up and said, ‘Kevin, how do I get you to do this with me?’” senior Robby Lucian said.Participants also noted the important cause the Polar Bear Plunge serves.“It’s a great way to show your Badin Hall spirit and support Saint Margaret’s House,” senior Maggie James said.Tags: badin hall, Polar Bear Plunge, Saint Margaret’s House, St. Joseph’s Lake Temperatures in the high 20s do not make for pleasant swimming weather. Nevertheless, community members gathered Saturday to take a dip in St. Joseph’s Lake as part of Badin Hall’s ninth-annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event aims to benefit St. Margaret’s House in South Bend, which helps women and children living in poverty.Saturday’s event culminated a year of planning, event director and junior Alyssa Cook said.“This is something you have to think about almost a year in advance,” Cook said. “We started talking with our rector last year … and basically what we said is we want to revamp it.”last_img read more

Woman Pleads Guilty To Defrauding A Local Company

first_imgStock Image.BUFFALO – A Westfield woman plead guilty to wire fraud and filing a false tax return in a Buffalo courtroom Tuesday.The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Alicia Raynor, 42, could see a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.Assistant U.S. Attorney John Fabian, who is handling the case, says that Raynor was hired as a business manager for Compassion at Home, Inc. Her duties included, among other things, managing company finances and payroll. At various times during the company’s operation, payroll and other financial payments were made from different company bank accounts.While working as a business manager for the company, Raynor opened an account with Intuit, Inc., a payroll and payment processing service located outside the state of New York. The Intuit account enabled Compassion at Home, by way of wire transfers, to direct deposit payroll into employees’ bank accounts and otherwise make other direct deposit payments related to Compassion at Home’s business expenses. The payments were made using an accounting software package known as Quickbooks, which linked to Compassion at Home’s bank account. While employed with Compassion at Home, Raynor diverted money from Compassion at Home’s bank accounts to accounts that she controlled. In order to avoid detection, Raynor disguised Quickbook entries to make it appear that the payments were to Bank of America, Capital One, or Compassion at Home employees.Between August 2015 and June 2016, Raynor fraudulently diverted approximately $238,871.58 from the company’s bank account. This amount includes funds to which she was not entitled for compensation or reimbursement for expenses. For example, on May 19, 2016, Raynor caused a wire transfer in the amount of $2,978.19 from Intuit’s account to a joint checking account with her husband, with an entry in Quickbooks indicating that the payment was to Bank of America.In addition, for the tax years 2013 through 2016, Raynor received $1,214,444 in payments from Compassion at Home that she did not report as income on her tax returns for those years. The Internal Revenue Service estimates tax owed for these tax years is $370,005. On May 15, 2017, the defendant caused the filing of a U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, Form 1040, for the 2015 tax year, falsely claiming a total income of $52,290, and income from Compassion at Home in the total amount of $29,615.14.The plea is the culmination of an investigation by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert, the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, under the direction of Jonathan D. Larsen, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office, and the Westfield Police Department, under the direction of Chief Rob Genther.Sentencing is scheduled for July 8, 2020, at 2 p.m. before Judge Sinatra.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Join CO-OP Purpose and give back

first_imgAs a credit union, you are deeply committed to your community. In partnering with CO-OP Purpose, you can make meaningful contributions that enrich the lives of those around you.SOLD OUT! Together, We Donated Hundreds of Yoobi Backpacks to Kids in NeedThis fall’s Yoobi Backpack Drive surpassed all our expectations, placing critically important school supplies in the hands of needy students nationwide.Thank You for Helping Us Prepare a New Generation of ScholarsAccording to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, school supplies cost the average U.S. parent $114 per child each year. Because not every family can afford this expense, 91 percent of U.S. teachers purchase supplies for their classrooms with their own money, and more than half spend up to $200 each year to meet the needs of students at risk. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Former sports executive agrees to plea deal in CU fraud case

first_imgA former sports executive agreed Wednesday to a plea deal in which he admitted to diverting millions in corporate sponsorship funds, including $9 million from the $12.1 billion Golden 1 Credit Union, to pay for beachfront properties, a private jet membership and credit card bills.Jeffrey R. David, 44, the Sacramento Kings’ former chief revenue officer and a former NBA executive, is scheduled to appear before a U.S. District Court judge in Sacramento, Calif., on Dec. 26. He has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identify theft.In June 2015, the Golden 1 CU signed a 20-year $110 million naming rights deal for the new arena of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, which opened as Golden 1 Center in September 2016.On behalf of the basketball team, David negotiated the naming rights deal for the credit union to pay $6 million annually for the first three years, $5.5 million for years four through 17 and $5 million for years 18 to 20. In addition, in August 2015, David also negotiated a $28 million sponsorship deal with the Kaiser Permanente Foundation, which agreed to pay $2.8 million annually over 10 years. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more