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 »
During her second visit to Vukovar-Srijem County, Ashley Colburn shot a three-minute promotional video that presents all the attractions, content, beauty and excitement of Vukovar-Srijem County.The cooperation of the Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board, local tourist towns and county municipalities with Ashley Colburn was co-financed through the Public Call for Joint Advertising in public and private sector promotional campaigns in 2016. AshleyColburn is a world-famous American blogger, winner of the prestigious Emmy Award in 2010 for the film about Croatia “WOW Croatia” in which she fell in love, settled and further researched, and Golden Pen, the award of the Croatian Tourist Board for promotional articles about Croatia .Related news: INITIATIVE LAUNCHED TO HELD TOURISM DAYS IN SLAVONIA NEXT YEAR!
Paul Gascoigne has been fined £1,000 after he admitted common assault and drunk and disorderly charges linked to an incident at a railway station.Gascoigne, 46, who has battled alcoholism for many years, was fined £600 for one charge of assault and £400 for a drunk and disorderly charge at Stevenage magistrates court.He was also ordered to pay £100 in compensation to Jack Sherrington, a security guard whom he assaulted, as well as court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £60.The former England midfielder, who lives in Gateshead, was arrested after officers were called to Stevenage rail station in Hertfordshire at about 10.30pm on 4 July.Gascoigne was originally charged with two counts of assault, one involving his former wife, Sheryl, but that charge was dropped.In court he listened to the charges being read to him and entered guilty pleas. The court heard that Gascoigne was travelling from Newcastle upon Tyne to London King’s Cross but got off the train at Stevenage station.Staff at the station noticed he was drunk staggering towards the railway tracks, and tried to help him by putting him in a wheelchair, but he became abusive towards Sherrington.Elaine McMillan, prosecuting, said Gascoigne grabbed hold of Sherrington in the neck area, an assault that lasted a few seconds. Sherrington did not suffer any injuries.The court heard that Gascoigne, who received treatment for alcoholism in a US clinic this year, had been in Newcastle visiting his ill father, who has a heart condition.Gascoigne’s lawyer, Gavin Harris, said his client had consumed a small amount of alcohol to relieve a “combination of stress caused by worry for his father and acute pain from a hip operation six weeks previously”. Harris said that because Gascoigne had not drunk alcohol for a significant period of time, the effects were stronger than would have otherwise been the case.The court heard that Gascoigne’s ex-wife and children were called to the station, and in her sentencing the chair of the bench, Carolyn Marsh, pointed out that his 17-year-old son was “distressed”.The court also heard that Gascoigne was receiving one-to-one treatment for his alcoholism, which was continuing. Harris said: “Mr Gascoigne is remorseful and apologises for his actions.”With his sunglasses back on, Gascoigne left the court and was driven away in a grey Porsche.In a statement outside court, Harris said: “Mr Gascoigne has asked me to say a few words on his behalf. He wants to publicly apologise for his actions that evening. He now wishes to be left alone to carry on with his recovery.”
Kevin is a freelance graphic & website designer, mural artist, and illustrator. From his studio in Dungloe, he has been painting, drawing, and creating since he could hold a pencil!He uses many different mediums, with airbrush being his main tool for creating murals. He adds; “I have to confess to being a total technology and design nerd too!” Not one to be shy, Kevin has a great affection for the stage and has performed over the years in many productions with the Balor Theatre’s Balor DCA and Butt Drama Circle. Although he doesn’t get to act as much as he would like to these days, when he does, he is in his element as he revels in the process of bringing thoughts and ideas to life.Kevin’s motto is “do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life”.This is Kevin’s Donegal…(1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?It has to be Maghery beach, about 5 miles outside Dungloe. Beautiful for a walk, it can be wild in the winter, but great for blowing of the cobwebs. There’s a nice wee pub called The Strand Bar too, good for a hot whiskey. (2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?Perhaps the temperature could be a little higher at times, but the unpredictable weather is part of it’s charm.(3) Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?Don’t want to name any one person, but I admire anyone who has ventured into business large or small, they should be encouraged and applauded.(4) Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?I don’t follow football, and despise country music so neither really mean much to me. They are both talented in their chosen profession.(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?I guess the football thing.(6) What was Donegal’s saddest moment?The needless tragic road deaths that have such devastating effects on communities all over Donegal.(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Irish Fish Canners from Dungloe, and Donegal rapeseed oil, although any local food producer deserves recognition!(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?I don’t think I can name one single person, I think that many different people in many different ways influence the world some; in small ways, some big.Musician Rory Gallagher had a big influence in music the world over, and of course Clannad. (9) Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Moya Doherty.(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Dave Gallaher was a New Zealand rugby union footballer best remembered as the captain of the “Original All Blacks”(11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?I would have to say Castle Murray. They have this wonderful starter with Langoustine Prawn & Killybegs Monkfish, best dish I have ever tasted, and stunning views, a real nice place.(12) Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Basking Sharks, noble gentle creatures.(13) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“It will be grand”.(14) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?I guess we all have our own challenges, feeling good about yourself should be the goal I guess.(15) What is your favourite Donegal food?Steak, crab claws. (16) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?I have a strong dislike of country music, it scrapes on the brain, there is too much of it.(17) Do you have a favourite local band?Can’t say I do, I don’t get out enough! I don’t think I know of any to be honest.(18) What inspired you to pursue a career in graphic design?I have alway be in the creative arts in some way or another, be it painting, acting or designing. I enjoy the process of creating something original that has a meaning and purpose. I am passionate about design and art in all its forms.(19) If you had a million euro to spend improving something in Donegal what would it be?Maybe spread it among community groups and commissioning a piece of art that tells a positive story about that area.(20) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of? Donegal has produced some very impressive people who have influenced the art word, it has also inspired song, written word and painting. It has touched people in many ways. I’m proud of that influence and I am lucky to have it on my doorstep.If you’d like to check out more of Kevin’s work you can check out his website, Facebook page, or Twitter.My Donegal… with graphic designer Kevin Gallagher was last modified: August 5th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:ACTORairbrush artdungloegraphic artistkevin gallagherMY DONEGAL