You’re all talk and no actionYou may think simply speaking up at work is the key to professional success, but remember if there’s no real follow through, you won’t be taken seriously. Saying you will complete a certain task or presenting new ideas to your boss are only commendable if you put your plans into action. So, if you want your boss to appreciate your creativity, make sure you put your money where your mouth is.You’re constantly saying how busy you areYour boss wants to see that you’re invested in your work, but reminding him or her of how stressed you are will only make you look more frazzled and disorganized. If you are doing your work well and staying on track to meet your goals, your work should speak for itself. Don’t try to prove that you are working hard by bringing up how heavy your workload is. This may backfire on you and cause you to look incapable of handling multiple responsibilities.You are too dependent on othersBeing a team player is vital to office collaboration and productivity, but it is also critical that you be self-sufficient. Your boss does not have time to micromanage you. You may think that they will appreciate you constantly bouncing your ideas off them, but they will place more value in your ability to be independent. Stop looking for constant reassurance and impress your boss with your confidence. 74SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
Delayed by the rain on multiple occasions, the Women of Troy returned to the court seemingly without having missed a step.On Monday afternoon the Women of Troy caputred a rescheduled match against UC Irvine, as strong play from both singles and doubles players allowed the Women of Troy to clinch a victory early.Freshman Danielle Lao and sophomore Alison Ramos opened the day with a convincing win in the No. 3 doubles slot with an 8-2 victory over the Anteaters doubles pair of junior Brooke Bartlett and freshman Kristina Smith.The Anteaters captured the second doubles match of the day at the No. 2 slot, but the Women of Troy secured the doubles point after an 8-6 victory by the team of juniors Maria Sanchez and Lyndsay Kinstler.Straight-set victories by No. 39 Ramos, No. 37 Valeria Pulido and No. 18 Danielle Lao secured the victory for the Women of Troy.After No. 8 Maria Sanchez’s victory over the Anteater’s Hammel at the first singles slot, the Women of Troy were well on their way to the eventual 6-1 dominating victory.After their previous matches had been postponed because rain, getting on the court was a welcome return for the Women of Troy.“It feels good to be out there [with the rain gone] and to be winning,” Sanchez said. “It’s also a confidence boost.”On Sunday, No. 9 USC (2-0) bounced out to win in its first dual match of the season, knocking out a 6-1 win over the visiting No. 50 Long Beach State 49ers at USC’s Marks Stadium.The Women of Troy opened in doubles play with two blowout wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, and a much closer game at the top singles slot. The Women of Troy eventually completed the sweep to give them their first team point. At the No. 2 doubles slot for USC, senior Sarah Fansler and freshman Valeria Pulido teamed up for an 8-0 triumph over LBSU’s Deborah Armstrong and Anais Dallara. Following their shutout, Lao and sophomore Ramos followed suit with another dominating doubles victory over Sarah Cantlay and Julie Luzar at 8-1.Meanwhile, the No. 1 doubles team, comprised of Kinstler and Sanchez, had a little more trouble closing out LBSU’s No. 58 duo Jaklin Alawi and Rachel Manasse. But by the end of the set, USC outlasted the pair with a 9-8 (6) win.Soon after, USC took five of the six singles matches as four players posted straight-set victories over the 49ers. The nation’s No. 8 player Sanchez set the tone with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Deborah Armstrong at the top singles slot. At the same time, No. 37 Pulido snagged a commanding 6-3, 6-0 win. Juniors Cristala Andrews and Kinstler posted two more singles wins at the No. 5 and 6 positions, respectively, as Andrews topped her opponent 6-4, 6-0 win in her spot and Kinstler beat Anna Jeczimionka 6-2, 6-4.In a three-set match, USC’s No. 39 Ramos triumphed to take the sixth singles point for her team, posting a 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 win over Alawi. Last up was Fansler, who fell 2-6, 2-6 to Dallara, giving the 49ers their only team point of the day.The Women of Troy will be staying at home as they host the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Kick-Off Weekend starting Friday against San Diego and then will play either in the consolation or championship game against either LSU or Auburn the next day. After this weekend’s action, however, two matches in two days shouldn’t be a problem for the Women of Troy.“These two matches gave us a little bit of momentum and confidence for our upcoming matches this weekend,” Ramos said. “They were good practice for us to compete under pressure, but it’s only getting tougher as we get further along in season.”
POWER RANKINGS: Lakers keep tumbling downBut so far, it’s been anything but “Showtime” at Staples Center. The sheer number of missteps, odd roster moves and free agent/trade whiffs have raised a serious question. Is it possible Johnson and the Lakers don’t know what they’re doing?Let’s take a look at some of the questionable moves Magic has made in his short tenure in LA.Trading D’Angelo RussellThe Lakers gave up on Russell just two short years into his NBA career, but they didn’t just trade him to the Nets and move on. Johnson publicly bashed Russell’s leadership abilities as he was kicking him out the door.The trade did at least serve as a salary dump. The Lakers were able to shed Timofey Mozgov’s contract, and they received a pick from Brooklyn that turned into Kyle Kuzma.But looking back, Johnson sent Russell away far too soon. Russell is now an All-Star guard in his second season with the Nets, averaging 20.5 points and 6.7 assists per game while shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc.Would having Russell make the Lakers’ trade package more attractive to the Pelicans in a potential Anthony Davis deal? You bet it would.Failing to acquire Paul GeorgeBack in 2017, when George requested a trade from Indiana, he made it clear that he wanted to join the Lakers. Even if the Pacers traded him elsewhere, his intention was to sign with the Lakers once he reached free agency.What did the Lakers do? They decided that it wasn’t worth giving up any key assets. The thought was that George would spurn his new team and sign with the Lakers a year later.I repeat: Paul George – barring a title chance in Indy – is hell-bent on heading for Laker Land. This message has been sent throughout NBA.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 23, 2017But the Lakers didn’t just fail to acquire George this past summer — they never got a meeting with him. It was an embarrassment for the organization to have a player of George’s caliber choose to play in Oklahoma City over Los Angeles.Talk about a swing and a miss.Drafting Lonzo Ball over Jayson Tatum, De’Aaron FoxThe NBA Draft is less scientific than we’d like to think. Predicting whether a 19-year-old will become a star is no easy task.But when the team picking directly behind you drafts a player like Tatum, you will be judged. Ball was a question mark coming out of college. His unorthodox shooting motion was a red flag for many teams, and Los Angeles thought long and hard about De’Aaron Fox at No. 2 — not to mention the fact that Ball was followed around by a one-man circus in LaVar.Ball has shown flashes of his potential, but his inability to consistently hit from the outside is troubling. Meanwhile, Tatum helped push Boston to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals last season, and he already has the polished offensive game of an All-Star forward. Fox has added a competent 3-point shot to his blazing speed and finishing ability.Would Johnson select Tatum or Fox over Ball if he got the chance to do it all over again? Of course.Watching Julius Randle walk for nothingRandle was the first piece in the Lakers’ rebuild. After missing out on his entire rookie season due to injury, Randle emerged as quality small-ball center.The Lakers had the option to keep Randle as a restricted free agent last summer. Instead, they rescinded his qualifying offer and allowed him to sign a two-year, $18 million deal with the Pelicans. Randle is now in the midst of a career year, averaging 20.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while shooting 53.4 percent from the field.The idea behind allowing Randle to walk was that the Lakers would acquire another max player. But they have failed to do so, and they sure could use Randle.Botching Anthony Davis trade talksIt all came to a head when Davis (through agent Rich Paul) announced that he will not be signing an extension with the Pelicans. The obvious ties to Los Angeles emerged. Davis and James share the same agent in Paul, and the timing of the announcement gave the Lakers an advantage over the rival Celtics ahead of the trade deadline.Johnson and the Lakers offered everything but the kitchen sink. Their entire young core (Ball, Ingram and Kuzma) was put on the table, plus multiple future draft picks. And yet New Orleans wasn’t intrigued.The public courting of Davis had an effect on the current Lakers roster. A blowout loss to Indiana two days before the trade deadline and a road loss to the Hawks prior the All-Star break was evidence enough. Magic has attempted to say all the right things about players needing to be professional, but that’s easier said than done.The failure to acquire Davis immediately also has major ramifications for the organization moving forward.With New Orleans deciding to keep AD (for now), the Celtics can jump into the race this summer. The Celtics will clearly have the superior trade assets, especially if they include Tatum. The Knicks could also rise in the trade rankings if they score the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft lottery. The chance to select Zion Williamson would likely beat any Lakers offer.So what’s next for the Lakers?The Lakers are under .500 and out of the playoff bracket. According to FiveThirtyEight’s projections, the Lakers have an 18 percent chance of making the playoffs.Missing the playoffs with James was unfathomable before the start of the 2018-19 season, but it’s beginning to look like a real possibility. And while the lack of a playoff berth would be a major disappointment, the Lakers face the potential for an even bigger disappointment this summer.Johnson has proclaimed that his focus is on the 2019 class of free agents. Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Kemba Walker and more will all be available. Johnson seems quite sure that he’ll be able to land one of these stars — but his certainty may be misguided.Leonard reportedly prefers signing with the Clippers or re-signing with the Raptors. Durant playing with James seems like an impossibility, and the Knicks connection is much stronger than anything out of Los Angeles. The Knicks chatter also applies to Irving. Thompson wants to play his entire career with Golden State.This is the doomsday scenario for Johnson. If they’re unable to land a star free agent this summer and the Pelicans send Davis to Boston or New York, the Lakers will be left with nothing. Sure, they may be able to land some second-tier free agents to pair with James, but that would be a major letdown. It wasn’t supposed to be like this.Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and the rest of Lakers Nation believed bringing back Earvin “Magic” Johnson as president of basketball operations was the beginning of an era of sustained success. How could it not be? Everyone loves Magic. He’s the most celebrated player in franchise history, and he’s the face of the Los Angeles sports scene with his Lakers and Dodgers presence. Getting James was a game-changer for Johnson. That was just the start of his work, though, and so far, he’s failed miserably.He’s traded away players that have gone on to have success elsewhere. He’s been ignored by a major free agent. He allowed the Pelicans to publicly embarrass him.Lakers fans should be concerned with the direction of this team. Their chances of making the playoffs are growing slimmer by the day, and another summer full of failures appears to be on the horizon.
Tottenham defender Federico Fazio is uncertain whether he will make his move to Sevilla permanent.The Argentina international returned to the Spanish club on loan on transfer deadline day after falling down the pecking order at White Hart Lane.The centre-back hopes the move to his former club will provide him with more action, but he is not sure whether it spells the end of his Tottenham career.“I come for six months. It has been already very difficult to get a [loan move] for this short time so let’s see what will happen next,” Fazio told Estadio Deportivo at his unveiling.“I hope to get the targets. I feel really good to give my best. I was calm during the transfer window because I lived a similar experience during the summer.“I knew that everything was going to resolved in the last days and fortunately it worked out so I am happy.” 1 Federico Fazio
A large number of business-minded people are expected to gather at Harvey’s Point next week for a major conference hosted by the Women’s Inspire Network. For the first time in Donegal, business owners and marketing mavens can tap into the expertise of Samantha Kelly, the social media marketer and founder of Women’s Inspire, at their Spring Seminar on Wednesday, 10th April next.The Irish-based network for women entrepreneurs started out as a Twitter hashtag in 2014 and is now a global online community with webinars, events and e-books offering expert advice and mentoring. ‘Overcoming Challenges’ is the theme for the full-day seminar which takes place in Harvey’s Point in Donegal, recently named #1 hotel in Ireland in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2019.Ireland AM’s Anna Daly is announced as MC for the eventSamantha Kelly says the WIN seminar promises an energising day of expert speakers and interactive sessions for the online business group which connects and empowers female-led businesses. “Delegates will learn about business development, marketing and brand-building, through a combination of speakers and practical workshops on topics such as social media, sales, time management and digital marketing”.TV presenter Anna Daly, the conference MC and moderator, will also discuss the recent set-up of her own lifestyle website, and the business opportunity she plans. Among the speakers confirmed are Anne Touhy, the Room Junkie, who will talk about establishing her very successful interiors brand and business. How to cost-effectively tap into the power of Facebook and Instagram ads for brand awareness and sales growth is the topic of Louise McDonnell, Ireland’s leading Facebook marketing advisor and author of Facebook Marketing; The Essential Guide. For entrepreneurs who hate sales, Donegal business owner and mentor Moira Ní Ghallachóir has the answer to creating a profoundly profitable business in a presentation curiously titled How to get out of your own way!Derry web development specialist Patricia Greene has expert advice on websites and digital marketing. Mags Boland-Murphy advises on getting the right price for your business service, and author Sharon Thompson shares the secret to getting a book published. Moira Dunne from BeProductive.ie is a speaker on taking control of your time and getting more done, sharing a suite of business and personal skills to improve time management and productivity. And the legal dimension of setting up a business, ‘Getting comfortable with accountability’, will be discussed by solicitor Michelle Mc Loughlin. The Donegal professional specialises in helping start-ups with the correct business structure as well as advice on protecting copyright, patents, trademarks, branding and designs. On health and wellbeing, Donegal businesswoman Lorraine Boyce of Down Below Physio, a specialist in female physiotherapy, will talk about her focus, through her clinic and online presence, of breaking down the barriers around discussing pelvic health issues.“Being able to talk ‘taboo subjects’ online and get advice and support has helped educate many women and encourage them to seek treatment where necessary. The reach and influence of digital media can be a powerful force for good”, Lorraine Boyce says.Rachel McLaughlin, editor of DonegalWoman.ie, is a panel guest, with the leading online Donegal lifestyle and business publication for women also on board as the seminar media partner. Our line up for #Win19Donegal is very exciting! Check it out – Book your tickets now for @WomensInspireIE @HarveysPoint 10th of April! https://t.co/xsAxOxaS0n pic.twitter.com/RVFJB6LzTC— Samantha Kelly (@Tweetinggoddess) March 28, 2019From business management and marketing, to personal development and wellbeing, the Donegal WIN seminar will be the usual mix of inspiration, learning, knowledge-sharing and networking, organiser Samantha Kelly says.“I LOVE Donegal! There are so many women doing awesome things in the area, the Women’s Inspire Network wants to show off their talent and a most beautiful county. With social media you can reach any number of people, no matter where you are located, and our Donegal seminar at Harvey’s Point illustrates that big events don’t need to be held in major cities to be impactful”, she says.Seminar tickets on sale for €85, including lunch, are available on Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/womens-inspire-event-donegal-overcoming-challenges-tickets-51454136708Get 20% off ticket prices with the Media Partner Discount Code from DonegalWoman.ie.Use the promo code ‘donegalwoman’ at the checkout to save up to €18.Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available and any event query can be addressed to [email protected] and entrepreneurs in the North West interested in joining the Women’s Inspire Network for networking, ideas sharing, contacts and business opportunities can get more information on www.womensinspirenetwork.com. Among the very practical supports is the opportunity to promote their business or brand to over 50,000 followers between the @Tweetinggoddess and @womensinspireIE Twitter accounts. The group is also on Facebook and Instagram.Twitter Queen brings stellar line-up to Donegal entrepreneurs event was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:business eventharvey’s pointsamantha kellyseminarTwitterwomen’s inspire network