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William Rick Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., owner of the Edge College Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation, was charged in an information with racketeering conspiracy and money laundering.,John Vandemoer, 41, of Stanford, Calif., the former sailing coach at Stanford University, was charged in an information with racketeering conspiracy.,Charged with racketeering conspiracy: read more

People are complex, of course, and there are many intervening variables that impact that great human dynamic called motivation.,Many a business executive has sought to improve everything from performance to retention to creativity by primarily using extrinsic rewards or incentives.,For some jobs extrinsic motivation is as good as it gets.,While teaching at a prominent university, I was asked to deliver my course, Motivation Management, to a group of employees at a leading corporation.,He and Veronica Baard, a former managing director responsible for HR at a major international investment banking firm, head up Baard Consulting LLC, a firm in the greater Boston area, focusing on motivation, conflict reduction, and team building.

NASHUA – Richard Hildreth, the 63-year-old Maine resident arrested last year for allegedly trying to convince the victim of another man’s sexual assaults to stop helping authorities prosecute the man, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one of the charges as part of an agreement.,Hildreth, whose last known address is 13A Winchester St. in Fairfield, Maine, had faced a total of eight charges – five in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South and three in Kennebec County Superior Court in Maine – but ended up pleading guilty to one misdemeanor charge of obstructing government operation after reaching the agreement with prosecutors.,According to court documents, Hildreth’s charges stemmed from allegations he conspired to falsify physical evidence and commit witness tampering in the case of Hildreth’s former co-worker, Randall Cook, who was arrested in September 2017 in Hudson for allegedly sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman who was also his and Hildreth’s co-worker.,The charges filed in the Nashua court that prosecutors agreed to drop include one count each of falsifying physical evidence, conspiracy to falsify physical evidence, and conspiracy to commit witness tampering, all felonies; and one count of hindering apprehension or prosecution, a misdemeanor.,The charge to which Hildreth pleaded guilty accuses him of “interfering with the prosecution of Randall Cook for sexual assault, and acting in concert with Randall Cook to induce the alleged victim to send a false letter to the (Hillsborough) County Attorney’s Office, stating she no longer wanted to participate in the prosecution” of Cook, the charging documents state.

That number might sound unimpressive, but consider: Investments in index funds and ETFs have outpaced inflow into actively managed funds in recent years, according to Charles Schwab (SCHW), with Bogle's Vanguard Institutional Index Fund — now $168.22 billion — leading the tidal change.,"Investors have withdrawn $500 billion from actively managed funds (including ETFs) and put $600 billion into index funds over the past five years," Bogle told IBD.,The next year Bogle, influenced greatly by American economists Eugene Fama and Burton Malkiel, both champions of long-term investing, founded the Vanguard 500 Index Fund, the nation's first index mutual fund.,Mark Hebner, president of Irvine, Calif.-based wealth-management firm Index Fund Advisors, references the long run that Bogle's "The Little Book of Common Sense Investing" has enjoyed as the No. 1 investing book on Amazon.com and says the index king's brilliance stems from the simple fact that "markets are efficient.",Bottom line, Bogle believes that index funds will become more popular than actively managed products.

INCREASING EMPLOYEE deductibles, copays and premium contributions are obvious, though objectionable, solutions to the problem employers face with mounting health care costs.,A recent article in The Wall street Journal described some of the extremes to which companies will go to deal with the rising cost of health care beyond passing along the cost to workers.,But there is a better way to reduce health care expenses, and it is readily available to employers, large and small: Provide a working environment that nourishes employees, psychologically by training managers and supervisors in a better way to intrinsically motivate their subordinates.,Among the findings: When certain psychological needs are satisfied, leading to the experience of intrinsic or self-motivation, employees perform their work more effectively and with less anxiety.,Managers can do many things to improve worker satisfaction in these areas in a positive way.

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