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…You might be a manager

first_img 60SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Demangone Anthony Demangone is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Demangone oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association’s education, membership, … Web: Details Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, I always enjoyed Jeff Foxworthy’s comedy routines. Especially the “you might be a redneck” bits.  Sure, they sometimes hit a bit close to home, but I always thought it was healthy to laugh at yourself every so often.I’m a firm believer that every segment of society should be able to poke fun at itself.  I was trained as a lawyer. There’s a ton of low hanging fruit there if you ever need a laugh. Believe me. But this blog is about management.  So with a hat tip to Mr. Foxworthy, here goes.If someone asks you how your train ride was, and you respond, “Fantastic! I knocked out about 200 emails,”….you might be a manager.If you have four business books sitting on your nightstand…you might be a manager.If the fact that you haven’t picked up a one of those four business books in a week bothers you…you might be a manager.If you have more “productivity” apps on your phone than games…you might be a manager.If someone asks you who your favorite author is, and Jim Collins comes to mind…You might be a manager. If you compare notes with friends to see how they handle their email in-box…you might be a manager.If you consider bragging about a spreadsheet you developed…you might be a manager.If you have a folder filled with articles on how to improve meetings…you might be a manager. If you ever created a checklist to improve your checklists…you might be a manager.If you ever made a New Year’s resolution to read more business books…you might be a manager.If you’ve ever done research on how to improve your checklists…you might be a manager.If a slow spell at work makes you nervous…you might be a manager.If you rate airports by the number of free outlets they make available…you might be a manager.If you find it hard not to rate people solely by how well they do their job…you might be a manager. If a blog post by John Spence or Dan Rockwell nearly brings you to tears…you might be a manager.If you watched a TED video and thought to yourself…man, this could change my life…you might be a manager.And if the length of this blog post is starting to bother you because of all that’s on your plate…you might be a manager.Feel free to add to the list, folks.  Have a great weekend!last_img read more

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Turkey asks EU to correct ‘mistake’ of travel list exclusion

first_imgTurkey said on Wednesday it is disappointed by the European Union’s decision to exclude it from a list of countries recommended for non-essential travel and called on the bloc to correct the “mistake” as soon as possible.The Turkish Foreign Ministry statement came after the EU excluded Turkey, along with the United States and other countries, from its initial travel “safe list”.”The measures Turkey has taken to combat the coronavirus pandemic as well as her efforts and success in this respect are evident,” ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in the statement. “We expect the correction of this mistake regarding the travel restrictions for our citizens as soon as possible.”There have been nearly 200,000 cases of coronavirus in Turkey, with a death toll of more than 5,100 and new daily cases currently running at around 1,300.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Tourism Minister Mehmet Ersoy will visit Berlin on Thursday for talks with German officials to discuss the pandemic and tourism among other issues. Germany is a key source of tourists for Turkey.Earlier on Wednesday, President Tayyip Erdogan had told officials from his AK Party that Europe had maintained “restrictive” policies towards Turkey which were based on political rather than health factors.  Topics :last_img read more

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Big Ten tourney awaits Badgers

first_imgAfter producing encouraging results in its last two tournaments, the Wisconsin women’s golf team is ready to swing into action this weekend at the Big Ten Championships. Recently, UW competed in the Lady Buckeye Invitational, claiming 12th overall. The Badgers defeated Big Ten foes Indiana, Minnesota and Ohio State at the tournament.Indeed, UW women’s head coach Todd Oehrlein was satisfied with last weekend’s performance; however, he was extremely pleased with senior Lindsay McMillan’s hole-in-one on the eighth hole in the second round.”[McMillan] was unbelievably excited. Well, so was I,” Oehrlein said during Monday’s press conference. “We all were. I mean it was great. … She was funny when she saw it go in the hole. The crowd that was up by the hole … reacted, obviously, and she dropped the club down and put her hands over her face and was just in shock.”With the additional momentum from the hole-in-one, the Badgers are almost in prime position for this weekend’s championship. On the other hand, the team still can improve on additional areas on the green.”We need to work on our puts,” Oehrlein said. “Ball strength, we’ve been pretty decent, but we aren’t making enough putts.”We’ve been playing a stretch of really good holes, and then we’ve had a mental breakdown, poor execution or a loss of concentration, and we are making mistakes that have been really costly,” Oehrlein added. “We are losing most of our shots in a few holes, and we have to eliminate those mistakes.”With 36 holes awaiting the Badgers this weekend, stiff competition should be provided by each of the Big Ten schools. According to Golfweek’s ratings, three of Wisconsin’s conference competitors rank in the top 30 nationally. No. 96 UW falls ninth among Big Ten programs.Highlighting the competition is No. 7 Purdue, who is favored to win this year’s championships. Oehrlein is aware of Purdue’s potential and is planning on focusing the team’s attention to other conference squads.”The programs that we are really competing with are Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota,” he explained. “That’s the way it goes. There are three or four schools in our conference that are usually annually and predominately very dominant and very strong. … Then there is the rest of the pack. Everyone is very competitive and usually only a few shots behind that first pack.”Last season, Wisconsin finished eighth at the tournament. This season, things have been different, as UW has been led by a very strong, youthful class in Jeana Dahl and Isabel Alvarez.”They have made a huge impact,” Oehrlein said. “Jeana has been our top finisher in half of our performances, and Isabel has given us some solid rounds … and has given us a nice lift, and we are going to need great scores out of them this weekend.”They are two players that have added talent and depth and some good scores,” Oehrlein added.Along with the freshmen, Oehrlein will turn to the senior golfers for leadership throughout the weekend event.”We’ve [had] some nice contribution, especially as of late, from a couple of seniors, Lindsay McMillan and Jackie Obermueller,” says Oehrlein, “[They] have played very well and need to continue to do so here heading into this weekend.”last_img read more

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Westport Winery Opens Tasting Room in Cannon Beach, Oregon

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery TASTING @ Cannon Beach, Oregon, opened on Saturday, June 23. This is Westport Winery Garden Resort’s first satellite location from what the Roberts family fondly calls “The Mother Ship.” This new tasting room is conveniently located next door to Cannon Beach Distillery and Seasons Café in an area called “The Village” in downtown Cannon Beach.In addition to offering their full line of 34 wines, two hard ciders, and a non-alcohol Riesling juice, the new location includes all the elements of the original location’s gift selections from branded apparel to wine accessories to home décor and beach-themed accoutrements. This is perfect for locals and visitors alike since the business offers free gift wrapping in both shops. To complement the wines, the new tasting room also offers guests a nice selection of cheese, chocolate and charcuterie that can be enjoyed inside or at the beach. Westport Winery’s Cannon Beach satellite location opened on June 23.Westport is the first winery to open in Cannon Beach. Winery co-owner, Blain Roberts, said. “We couldn’t be more appreciative of the welcome we received in the community and the professionalism we experienced with the various agency representatives and contractors with whom we worked.” They had anticipated an eight month process and instead moved in to the new space in under two months.His wife, Kim Roberts said, “Our biggest challenge was getting the necessary furnishings shipped and built in the seven weeks it took us to go from signing a lease to pouring wine. As it was, only two bars arrived on time and I had to borrow one of Blain’s surfboards to use as a bar during our opening weekend.” Visitors agreed that the surfboard looked great and would need to stay even after the other three bars are installed. Westport Winery was named 2011 Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest. They have been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine for six of the past eight years. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012, received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015, and were name Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine.Westport Winery TASTING @ Cannon Beach is located at 255 N. Hemlock. This tasting room will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Labor Day and Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the winter.last_img read more

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