Behavioral researcher and author Alfie Kohn likes to tell a joke that many small business owners can no doubt relate to:

An elderly man who lives near a school is regularly harassed by a group of students.,Leadership is not about imposing your will on others, it has more to do with understanding people,” says Dr. Steve Vargo, a business consultant with IDOC and author of Eye on Leadership, An Optometrist’s Game Plan For Creating A Motivated and Empowered Team.,Says Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at the Fuqua School of Business: “The question for your staff should be, ‘Can I do one small thing to get better today?’,In other words, people who enjoy meetings are those who don’t like getting things done.,The key question for distinguishing a worthwhile meeting from a worthless one seems to be this: is it a “status-report” meeting so employees can tell each other things? read more

There is also the growing superyacht, luxury cruiser and game fishing charter boat markets that also move north during the winter to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and then south in summer to escape the tropical cyclones and to view the spectacular New Year Eve fireworks and the wonders of the Gold Coast waterways, Sydney Harbour and the serenity of the Pittwater Hawkesbury cruising grounds.,Small coastal regional towns are critical for providing safe harbour, reprovisioning and respite to the smaller cruising boats on their north or south journeys, as well as offering spectacular coastal scenery and tourism attractions for these and the larger charter boats seeking out things to see and do whilst cruising in Australia.,Just prior to the GFC, Crown Lands NSW got its act together with a strategy, policy, funding and a team motivated to improve the NSW minor ports through private public partnerships and head lease tenures that promoted investment, jobs and great community outcomes.,As a result, private investment in ‘public’ infrastructure is not possible due to uncertainty around tenure and rent payable for the marine business operator, and the community has restricted access to the waterways and commercial opportunities that are linked to the marine industry.,With clear strategy, policy and motivation by government, these coastal towns could thrive and play a significant role in tourism, business, increased jobs and prosperity, not only locally but for the entire country.

Without McCoy, who transferred to Texas after he was enrolled in classes for less than three weeks, USC does not have a five-star in the fold for its recruiting class for the first time since 2000, when recruiting services began ranking the top high school players.,Over more recent years, the Trojans have faced more difficulty reeling in five-star talent, largely the prospects from outside California, at times leaving them over-reliant on top players from their own backyard.,The Trojans finished 5-7 last year, their first losing season since 2000, prompting calls from fans for Helton to be fired following his third full season before the embattled coach was retained by Athletic Director Lynn Swann.,But even in the initial seasons under Helton, while the Trojans made consecutive New Year’s Six bowl games, they were unable to pluck five-star recruits from other regions of the country and poach prospects from other blue-blood schools that have had a better recent track record of producing NFL draft picks, especially among offensive linemen.,Gorney and other analysts reasoned that the Trojans have had enough talent in recent seasons to contend for Pac-12 championships, and they won the conference crown in their second season under Helton in 2017.

The first iPhone (2007) had no app store and was originally conceived as an iPod that made phone calls – although since "crackberry" had just been named the word of the year by Webster's New World Dictionary, perhaps we should have seen what was coming.,Fran Monks But late last year, I decided to do something more radical: to deploy everything I knew about economic theory and behavioural science, along with a few hard-won practical discoveries, to rebuild my relationship with the digital world from scratch.,For this reason, digital sceptics such as Cal Newport and Jaron Lanier suggest that the first step in a reassessment of your digital habits should be a sharp temporary break.,Newport suggests a briefer but broader ban: not only no social media, but no Netflix, no Google Maps, no smartphones – no digital tools at all for 30 days, apart from whatever is professionally essential.,Jdigital sceptics such as Jaron Lanier suggest that the first step in a reassessment of your digital habits should be a sharp temporary break.

Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us, claims that most believe external rewards like money are what motivate people, but his research found that this is an outdated notion.,He concluded that true motivation for the more complex thinking that most jobs now require is driven by three elements: autonomy, mastery and purpose.,He recommended reinforcing the importance of the process rather than the product for students and teachers and warned that data-driven, evidence-based practices in the realm of motivation are unlikely to work.,Extrinsic motivation can undermine intrinsic motivation because extrinsic motivators like incentives, can crumble intrinsic motivators such as the joy of learning.,Pink recommends that teachers focus on creating the conditions where self-directed students can flip on their own switch to learning.

While we’re not about that “new year, new you” life here at Byrdie HQ, there’s something undeniably alluring about the fresh start that January promises each time it rolls around.,We just can’t resist the ritual of resolutions, even when they’re more tiny tweaks than life-altering changes.,Indulge your inner traditionalist and read on to find out the beauty resolutions the Byrdie team are making (and hopefully keeping) in 2019.,Next up, here’s how to avoid these common New Year health mistakes.

Gortat had not played in the fourth quarter in the first 36 games of the season until the calendar turned, and he responded with his first double-double of the season when the Clippers extended their dominance of the Phoenix Suns with a 121-111 victory Friday night.,Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams scored 21 points apiece and four other Clippers finished in double figures as they won their third straight against the Suns this season and their 11th straight in the series.,Suns center Deandre Ayton had four points, tying a season low set in the first game against the Clippers on Nov. 28.,They entered the game averaging a league-high 52.4 Williams and Harrell have not started a game this season, and Beverley flip-flopped with Avery Bradley on Nov. 20.,All average at least 25 minutes a game, and Williams (18.2) and Harrell (15.7) are the Clippers' third- and fourth-leading scorers.

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Christmas in Fairfield was a wonderful time this year, thanks to the hard work of the City of Fairfield, Chamber of Commerce, and many community volunteers, churches, organizations and small businesses.,Beginning the weekend of Thanksgiving and going through December, folks enjoyed two Shop Local events, a Christmas-themed Parade, official Tree Lighting, Live Nativity performances, Contests, Giveaways, Winter Sports (including the new Ice Slide Races), Carousel Rides, Balloon-making Elves, Stilt-walking Nutcrackers, and so much more.,Two of the events: Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration on December 1st and Jingle All The Way Winter Sports Event on December 15th; were hosted and sponsored by the City of Fairfield.,Although these two Christmas celebrations are funded by the City of Fairfield, it is the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, along with a host of local volunteers, who take time to plan, organize, and staff the events.,Local retailers did well during this year’s Christmas events, says Pate, who received feedback from Chamber members.

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — A man who was arrested immediately after a New Year’s Day crash that killed a mother and her daughter is free Friday after prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to file criminal charges against him.,Melvin Branch, who turned 30 hours before the deadly crash, walked out of Santa Ana Jail with his shirt wrapped around his head Thursday.,Branch was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level over .08, DUI causing great bodily injury and vehicular manslaughter immediately after the four-vehicle crash on the westbound 22 Freeway at Valley View Street.,Branch was scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday, but the Orange County District Attorney’s office said there was not enough evidence to file criminal charges against Branch at this time.,The California Highway Patrol did not issue an official comment on Thursday’s development, but the investigation continues into the crash.