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Guru column: Branson beats Dilbert for business acumen

first_imgBut will the bride be on schedule?Guru is concerned that Aslef has taken its role in improvingworking relationships too far. The train drivers’ union has announced that itis moving into the wedding business. It owns a swanky house in Hampstead, northLondon, and has decided to hire it out for receptions. While it promises that beer and sarnies will not be on themenu, organising the bridal train could take on a whole new meaning. Richard Branson may have lost the bid to run the NationalLottery but at least he can draw comfort from the fact that he beat Dilbert,the cynical office worker who is the star of the globally syndicated cartoon,in a poll of the most influential business thinkers.That is more than can be said for Sir John Harvey-Jones,former chairman of ICI. Branson comes in at 29, Dilbert at 31 and Harvey-Jonesat 38, in The Thinkers Top 50 survey.Candidates are ranked in 10 categories includingpracticality of ideas, business sense, impact of ideas and “guru” factor.Ranked first in the poll, which is dominated by US entrepreneurs, is modernmanagement theorist Peter Drucker. Unfortunately, Guru’s application was lostin the post.  Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Candidates from hell refuse to toe the lineInterviews can be deceptive. How many times have youappointed a sweet-talking candidate only to find out that the tongue-tiedapplicant would probably have been better? That bloke who declared that if you hired him he woulddemonstrate his loyalty by having the corporate logo tattooed on his forearm –he might have been really good. Or the woman who wore a Walkman the whole waythrough the interview, claiming that she could listen to you and the music atthe same time – she could have been a real asset. On second thoughts, maybe youmade the right decision.  These candidates just provide a flavour of the interviewexperiences that many HR professionals have had, according to a new Internetsurvey released this month. One interviewer had to take a call during aninterview. The applicant promptly took out a copy of Penthouse and startedleafing through the pages.  Guru wants to hear about your experiences in field. Theycan’t be as bad as one HR manager, who was half way through an interview whenthe candidate took off his right shoe and sock, removed a medicated foot powderand starting dusting his toes.center_img Guru column: Branson beats Dilbert for business acumenOn 23 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today A new way to fill porn positionsGuru has been impressed by the inventiveness of recruitmentagencies. In last week’s news pages of Personnel Today there was a story abouthow agencies are increasingly prepared to take on debt to invest in thebusiness. There was also a drive to focus on niche recruitment. Guruhas dug out an interesting example – take Adultstaffing.com for instance. Itsaw a gap in the employment market – an Internet-based agency recruiting forthe sex industry listing current vacant positions in porn – and decided toexploit it. The entire spectrum of jobs in the sex industry is listed,from actors in porn films, escorts, dancers and models, to managers,accountants and webmasters. Guru will return to websites on management theoryforthwith. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Wisconsin’s inability to score baserunners leads to bitter game 2

first_imgEven though Wisconsin left way too many runners on base in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader — stranding 15 runners in eight frames — the Badgers managed to come away victorious, scoring two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to complete a 3-2, extra-inning comeback. But Wisconsin’s luck ran dry when it could not deliver the clutch hits it needed in Sunday’s second game. The Badgers topped their own LOB total from game one, stranding a ridiculous 16 runners — this time, in just seven innings — en route to a disappointing loss to rival Minnesota, a team that the Badgers desperately needed to sweep. The Gophers had lost their previous nine games this season and had dropped 14 consecutive Big Ten games before they defeated the Badgers, 4-2.UW head coach Chandelle Schulte attributed the Badgers’ inability to hit in the clutch to her hitters’ passive mentality.”I don’t think we made adjustments the whole game,” Schulte said. “We were going down [in the count] 2-1, 3-1, and looking at strike two, and you have to be aggressive in that situation. We didn’t move our runners. We took a couple strike threes with runners in scoring position.”Junior pitcher Eden Brock, who went eight innings in the first game for a complete-game victory for the Badgers, also recognized the need for hitters to modify their approach to matching up with opposing pitchers as the game wears on.”[You need] to make adjustments earlier in the game … to however they’re throwing, so you can get on top,” Brock said.Badgers center fielder Sam Polito, who left nobody stranded in either game, was not particularly upset with the team’s effort.”We came out and played hard,” said Polito, who contributed not only offensively, getting on base five times in the second game, but also defensively, making a spectacular over-the-head grab by the 218-foot mark in the same game. “We put ourselves out there.”The junior was disappointed, however, with the offensive results that the team had.”We didn’t come up with those clutch hits when we needed them,” Polito said. “We had bases loaded with one out — I can’t even tell you how many times — and we just couldn’t come through. It’s something we’re going to have to learn to do in the future. We’re going to have to learn how to execute.”Coach Schulte echoed Polito’s comments.”We didn’t put the ball in play twice or three times with one out and a runner at third,” Schulte said. “And the next kids come up and drive the ball well to right field, but it didn’t matter at that point. We just didn’t have the kids at the right positions coming up with the hits. Our whole bottom half of our lineup didn’t get a hit.”Freshman Leah Vanevenhoven, who pitched the second game of the doubleheader, was disappointed with her run support. She thought that she pitched well enough to get a victory. She was visibly troubled after the loss.”I’m kind of upset [that we left so many runners on base],” said Vanevenhoven. “We hit the ball, but we hit it during the wrong times. And they took advantage of the mistakes that we had, so it was just a little frustrating.”The Badgers have a chance to redeem themselves on Monday when they take on North Dakota State in a non-conference doubleheader.”We have some scouting reports [for North Dakota State], but at this point, those games are just to work on some things,” said Schulte. “It’s really about this Big Ten stuff. Honestly, I’ll think more about [the loss to Minnesota during the North Dakota State games] than I will about [the North Dakota State] games.”last_img read more

Main Steet to open to pedestrians for Letterkenny Folk Festival

first_imgThe Main Street and Port Road of Letterkenny are set to be buzzing with a carnival atmosphere this weekend for the Letterkenny Folk Festival.Many will remember international dancers taking over the street for lively performances during festivals in years gone by.This year will be no different as the town marks the 50th anniversary of the original event from Thursday evening, August 22nd, through to Sunday 25th. A gig rig will be set up on the street and areas such as Donegal County Library, Market Square, the Post Office, the Old Courthouse, and An Grianan Theatre will host cultural events.To accommodate the festivities, traffic will be diverted from the Main Street and Port Road at various times.Friday 23rd AugustOn Friday 23rd August, Upper Main Street Letterkenny will be closed to traffic from Justice Walsh Road (Old Courthouse) to junction of Oliver Plunkett Road (County Library). The section will be closed from 6.30pm – 12 Midnight Friday. Vehicles approaching Main street from Station Roundabout will be diverted via High Road, Justice Walsh Road or Speers Lane.Vehicles approaching Main street from Justice Walsh Road will be diverted via High Road or Speers Lane.Saturday 24th August The Port Road will be closed from Station Roundabout to the junction of Justice Walsh Road from 6.30pm to midnight Saturday.Vehicles approaching Main street from Station Roundabout will be diverted via Pearse Road, Justice Walsh Road or via DeValera Road onto High Road. Sunday 25th AugustThe Port Road will be closed from Station Roundabout to the junction of Justice Walsh Road from 12noon to 4pm on Sunday.Vehicles approaching Main street from Station Roundabout will be diverted via Pearse Road, Justice Walsh Road or via DeValera Road onto High Road.For more on what to look forward to at the Letterkenny Folk Festival revival, visit:  Letterkenny Folk Festival sets out its stall for a new beginningMain Steet to open to pedestrians for Letterkenny Folk Festival was last modified: August 16th, 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:eventsLetterkenny Folk FestivalMain Streettrafficlast_img read more

Spurs 111; Warriors 105: Why Steph Curry, Klay Thompson struggled with their shot

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!SAN ANTONIO – Even when the shots do not fall as they normally do, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson maintain all they need is one shot to overcome any shooting slump. This time, Curry and Thompson needed much more.The Warriors finished with a 111-105 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday after Curry (25 points) and Thompson (14) could not overcome their …last_img

Will Nick Bosa’s political views become an issue for 49ers?

first_imgDo Nick Bosa’s beliefs matter to you?Yes. He needs to be a good representative of the 49ers.No. I’m only concerned about what he does on the field.VoteView Results Take Our PollBy grabbing Nick Bosa with the second pick of the NFL draft, the 49ers got a man most agree should disrupt opponents’ quarterbacks and backfields for years to come. But is there a chance Bosa will also become a disruptive force within the team’s fanbase or even its locker room because of his political beliefs?BOSA TO BAY AREA …last_img

Photo library: Tourism and leisure 18

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Tourism & Leisure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Northern Cape province:Rafting the rapids of the Orange River near Hopetown. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Dullstroom, Mpumalanga province: Tourists visit the shops in this picturesque trout-fishing town. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Dullstroom, Mpumalanga province: One of the popular restaurants of this attractive country town. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mpumalanga province: An aerial view of a popular roadside petrol stop, restaurant and tourist complex. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image North West province: The Palace of the Lost City hotel at the Sun City entertainment complex. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image North West province: The Palace of the Lost City hotel at the Sun City entertainment complex. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image North West province: The Palace of the Lost City hotel at the Sun City entertainment complex. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image North West province: The spires of the Palace hotel at the Sun City entertainment complex. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image North West province: Hotel reception at the Sun City entertainment complex. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageTOURISM AND LEISURE 18:{loadposition tourism}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about using the image library?Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]last_img read more

Why You Must Own Your Losses

first_imgThe human mind is an interesting thing. It is powerful beyond belief, yet riddled with all kinds of viruses that will harm you if left unchecked. To protect your ego, your mind will come up with ways to rationalize your failures, even rationalizing your behavior when you wrong another person. But by protecting your ego and absolving yourself of responsibility, your ability to rationalize can destroy your results.You Lost the DealYou may rationalize a deal lost to a competitor by telling yourself that it wasn’t a straight up contest, that they dropped their price to a level at which no one could really serve the customer, let alone do so at a profit. You may not want to believe that you were outsold, but you were. You failed to make the case that the value of your solution was worth paying your higher price. Or you may have failed to identify the prospect as a price buyer or disqualified them early.You can rationalize away a lost deal by believing that your prospective client didn’t really understand the value of your solution, how you are different, and why you would be the better choice. The outcome of selling is to create a preference for you and your solution. You didn’t create that preference. “But wait,” you protest, “that prospect didn’t even give me a fair chance to compete. My competitor had unfettered access to everyone on the buying team.” Whose job is it to gain access to the stakeholders you need inside your prospective client’s company?Everything Is Your FaultEverything is your fault. If you lost, then you own the loss.The problem with rationalizing lost deals, mistakes, and missteps, is that it disempowers you. It robs you of your ability to do something different when faced with the same situation in the future. It means that the world is acting on you and there is nothing you can do about it.One of the most dangerous infections you can suffer from is the belief that you are powerless to do something different to produce a better result. The linchpin human attribute, the one attribute that enables so many of the others, is resourcefulness. Because creativity is limitless, given a long enough timeline, human beings overcome every obstacle they encounter.A growth mindset allows you to own your failures and mistakes, to learn from them, and to come up with a new strategy or tactic.You know your competitor is going to compete by lowering their price so low that you dare not follow them. So you start teaching your prospective clients to expect lower prices and also to expect the poor results that come with under-investing in the solution they need. You make them a list of areas where the investments will be cut to get to those lower prices, and show them how it hurts their results. You leave a minefield behind you for your low price selling competitor to walk into.You know you need stakeholders to compete fairly. So you “go there” and ask for access as early in the process as you can. If you are rejected, you push back, explaining that you can’t do your best work without access. If your prospective client refuses, you know you are column fodder and you move on to a better opportunity. Or you have your executive team work their executive team.When you own your losses, you empower yourself to make better choices in the future. Everything is your fault, which means you have the power to do something different.What poor results are you rationalizing? What are you telling yourself to absolve yourself of responsibility?What new choices can you make by owning those failures, missteps, mistakes, and poor results? Free Webinar Series! Create a culture of value creation. Signup for this free webinar! In three, short, power-packed webinars, you will learn what you need to do to create a culture of value creators who create and win new opportunities. Download Nowlast_img read more