8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Every manager is trying to get themselves and their team to be more productive. It’s one of the Great Measures of our corporate lives, isn’t it?The slippery slope is that it’s easy to muddle up “productive” with “busy” or “efficient,” as if busy were some sort of useful marker and as if efficiency was all that matters.I know you know that intellectually, but let me give you a little test:You walk past one cubicle and you see someone looking intently at their computer and typing with purpose.You walk past another, and the person is sitting back, feet on desk and staring up at the ceiling.What are the judgments you make about that situation?I know EXACTLY where I go. One’s working hard. And one’s slacking off.But productivity is all about working smartly on the right stuff. And as you well know, our organizations are too full of people working inefficiently on the wrong stuff. Or to put it differently, how do you work on the perfect mix of Good Work and Great Work?So let me suggest some approaches that might increase your productivity as a manager. continue reading »
David Scott Hils, 66, of Union, KY passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. David was born Wednesday, August 13, 1952 in Cincinnati, OH the son of Vincent and Lois (Boone) Hils. He married Theresa Webster August 15, 1991. He was a Real Estate Broker in KY and owned his own broker firm, Concepts Real Estate. David attended St. Charles Catholic Church. He was a scuba diver, enjoyed traveling, golf, fishing, horses, watching the X-Files on TV and was very active in his children’s sports coaching.David is survived by his wife Theresa of Union, KY; son David J. (Fianc’ee Miriam Castaneda) Hils of Union, KY, daughters: Katherine (Brad) Zapp of Park Hills, KY and Danielle (Richard) Bartlett of OH; brother Vincent Hils of AZ, sister Kristy Seibert of AZ and grandson Grant McConough. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Scott Vincent Hils.Service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, KY. Memorials may be given in honor of David to the Ripley Crossing Activity Fund. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, P.O. Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812) 654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
American boxer Timothy Bradley’s confidence is at an all-time high leading up to his highly anticipated April 12 rematch against Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, according to his trainer, Joel Diaz.”Our confidence level is so high,” said Diaz in an interview with Hustle Boss.Bradley controversially defeated Pacquiao when they first fought in June 2012, and was at the receiving end of harsh criticism from boxing fans and analysts alike.But his two impressive victories in 2013 – against Ruslan Provodnikov in March and Juan Manuel Marquez in October – helped restore his confidence and made him a better fighter.”After fighting Ruslan Provodnikov, who hits a lot harder than Manny Pacquiao, and (Bradley) took his punches and finished the fight,” said Diaz.”And then, fighting Juan Manuel Marquez, who knocked out Manny Pacquiao, and just cruised and beat him,” he added. Bradley was nearly knocked out by Provodnikov after opting to go toe-to-toe with the Russian, but survived to take a unanimous decision, and then eked out a split-decision victory over Marquez, this time by using his boxing skills to outlast the Mexican legend.Diaz feels that the two impressive victories that he notched in contrasting fashions showed that Bradley was more than ready to take on Pacquiao again.”The confidence level is high,” said Diaz. “We know what Manny Pacquiao brings to the table, and we’re ready for it.”Bradley, in a conference call last weekend, echoed his trainer’s sentiments.”I think everybody has seen me grow in the last two years, and they see how confident I am and my ability,” he said. “I fought two different styles, and I was able to come out victorious, so a lot of people are definitely getting behind me right now, and they feel that Pacquiao is declining, and this is my time,” he added.
Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman received death threats after no-call in NFC championship “As a direct result of the said incident, plaintiffs herein have been left bereft and with no faith in the National Football league for fairness despite the league’s own rules to correct such errors, along with emotional anguish, monetary loss for ticket holders, who purchases tickets with the presumption of integrity and fairness,” the lawsuit read, per the Advocate.The Rams went on to win the NFC championship game, 26-23, in overtime and advanced to Super Bowl 53, where Los Angeles will face the Patriots on Sunday. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan, however, denied the request Thursday, according to the New Orleans Advocate.Saints season-ticket holders Tommy Badeaux and Candis Lambert filed the lawsuit last week, according to the Advocate, which claimed Saints fans suffered incredible damages from the missed call. The damages included mental anguish, emotional trauma and loss of enjoyment of life, among other aspects. Related News A judge has ruled in favor of the NFL as part of a Saints-related lawsuit following controversy for a botched call in the NFC championship game.The lawsuit, which was filed in New Orleans Civil District Court, requested to have NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell enforce a rule that would allow the end of the Saints-Rams game to be replayed due to the missed pass interference call late in the fourth quarter because of “extraordinarily unfair acts.”
The Fallen Heroes Foundation of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Friday morning handed over just under $800,000 to nine families of Police Officers who were killed in the line of duty.Abena LaRose, wife of a Fallen Hero receiving her cheque from the Commissioner of PoliceThe cheques were handed over by Police Commissioner Leslie James at the Police Mess Hall, Eve Leary.Those who received the donations were Abena LaRose, Treyona Alias, Carlene Mickle, Neila Bollers, Rishta Cusbert, Roxanne Gilkes, Neyola Persaud, Adacia Johnson and Iola Bascom.Some 23 children of the said families will also soon receive desktop computers from the Foundation which is expected to enable them to pursue their academics.President of the Foundation, Dr Raphael Massiah noted that the aim of the organisation is to continue to support the families of the fallen heroes.He noted that the support of Police Commissioner, Leslie James, his Deputies and others have made it possible and as such, noted that the donations are commendable.“Today is a significant but simple ceremony where we have pledged and we were actually created to treat with the education and welfare of the children for fallen heroes and we have also with a great degree of efficiency effectiveness over the last couple of year” Massiah noted.Fallen Heroes President, Dr Raphael MassiahHe further stated that many are the stories of struggling children without fathers who have to provide for themselves.One such story comes from Linden where a child of a fallen hero is forced to leave her home at 06:00h in order to cycle to school on time.The Top Cop reiterated the stance of the Police Force in maintaining that the families of fallen heroes are provided for. Further, he noted the importance of showing compassion to the families.As such, he stated “We are fully committed to this cause and whenever ranks or [a] rank falls in the line of duty, it is of course known to us and today, this activity is another one such occasion where we will display such compassion” James said.Also in attendance at the small gathering was the Deputy Commissioner of Administrations, Paul Williams.