Singin’, Servin’ and Swingin’ Top Your Picks for 2016 on Broadway

first_imgSingin’ in the Rain She Loves Me Shuffle Along New Year’s Eve feels like ages ago (even if it was just days ago), so while you’re sweeping away the pine needles and loading up on carb-free bread (whatever that is), we asked you to look ahead and tell us which Broadway shows you’re most excited to see in 2016. Turns out you’ve got pies, chocolate, yellow brick roads and Josh Groban on the brain. This is why we’re friends, you guys. See below for your picks, compiled on the ranking site Culturalist. Our number one prediction for 2016? It’s going to be an amazing time on Broadway. The Bandstand The Wiz Tuck Everlastingcenter_img Charlie and the Chocolate Factory American Psycho Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Waitress View Commentslast_img read more

8 common yet costly assumptions concerning CEO succession planning

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Deedee Myers Deedee Myers is founder and CEO of DDJ Myers, Ltd. and co-founder of the Advancing Leadership Institute. For the past 20 years, she has been passionate about establishing and developing … Web: www.ddjmyers.com Details Succession planning is a current and critical initiative for many credit unions. Over 1200 CEOs will transition in the next four years. Over the past few years, I have seen various succession planning outcomes for many credit unions as well as other outcomes somewhat disastrous because of a lack of a deliberate and focused planning process. I write this short article to, hopefully, challenge some readers to check their assumptions and blind spots (we all have them) before embarking on a process that could result in unintended collateral damage rather than a more positive outcome of a structured and systematic process.Here are 8 common assumptions that tend to be blind spots for boards and CEOs in CEO succession planning:1) Assumption: Internal candidates are ready for the CEO role.Solution: Prepare a detailed baseline of required skills, expertise, and leadership attributes. Conduct a gap analysis to better understand if internal candidates are ready.2) Assumption: They applied for the CEO job, so they’re ready, and no onboarding is needed.Solution: Many candidates come from larger credit unions and leave because they want to be a CEO. Skills, expertise, and leadership are at a point to be applied in a CEO role. Boards that dismiss the notion of an onboarding process lose sight of the fact that they are responsible for supporting the success of the new CEO. Hence, give the new CEO an on-ramp to success with onboard executive coaching.3) Assumption: An external candidate will be the best CEO, and, therefore, we don’t even need to bother to include potential internal candidates.Solution: An external candidate might be a better fit, yet if the internals are not included or invited in the conversation, the board is creating unnecessary chaos that ends in low morale and a more challenging onboarding for the new CEO.4) Assumption: Wait until the CEO actually leaves before starting the process.Solution: Start years in advance so the transition is with ease and the change is transparent. Advanced planning by the board can start as soon as ten years and, ideally, no less than three years.5) Assumption: The CEO does not need to be involved with developing internals.Solution: The CEO creates development plans for the internals so there is focused learning and development.6) Assumption: Signing a recruitment contract is succession planning. This is one of the worst assumptions a board can make. A recruitment contract is NOT succession planning; it is a singular episodic event.Solution: Succession planning is a systematic planning process with feedback loops. It is ongoing and becomes part of the DNA of the organization when designed and implemented with intention. If you are 6 – 9 months within needing a new CEO, then sign a recruitment contract, as it is too late for strategic succession planning.7) Assumption: A recruiter is an expert in succession planning. This is a misguided assumption because a succession planning consultant has expertise in organization development, career development, and strategic planning and understands how to design and implement a system involving humans. A recruiter knows how and where to find the best candidates.Solution: Work with a subject matter expert in succession planning as a strategic partner. The subject is complex and has opportunity for far-reaching positive impact far beyond a singular recruitment event.8) Assumption: Compensate the new CEO less than the current CEO.Solution: Such an approach to compensation is misguided. First of all, is your current CEO compensated at today’s market rates? How do you know? In the compensation studies we do, less than 50% are compensated at the same level for which you would need to recruit from the outside. So, update compensation now by looking at base salary, short- and long-term incentives, and benefits. If you use a subject matter expert to assess compensation levels, ask if he or she also invests and manages these long-term rewards. I prefer a separation of assessment and recommendation from the management of such funds.Many credit unions are managing succession planning with a positive and strategic approach. I hope this article answers questions for those who are just beginning. The sooner you start the conversation, the more options you have to consider.last_img read more

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Eight named suspects for vandalizing ‘meeting hall’ for Muslims in N. Sulawesi

first_imgRead also: Vandalized building in North Sulawesi not mosque, authorities sayThe suspects were currently being detained at the North Sulawesi Police headquarters, he said, adding that the police might arrest more suspects in the future.“Just wait for the case to develop,” he said.The legal process for the suspects allegedly involved in the vandalism would move forward and the condition of the housing complex, where the incident took place last week, had been restored, the police said. The North Sulawesi Police have named eight people suspects for vandalizing a meeting hall for Muslims in the predominantly Christian Agape housing complex in Tumaluntung village, North Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi.Authorities initially arrested three suspects, two men and a woman, on Thursday last week, before making two additional arrests on Sunday, North Sulawesi Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Julest Abraham Abastin said.“On Tuesday we arrested three more [suspects], a 44-year old woman who was in charge of provoking a mass, and two men, a 35-year-old and a 27-year-old, who destroyed the building,” Julest said on Tuesday. The incident went viral after Twitter user @MohCipto1 uploaded a video on Jan. 30 showing a group of people taking apart furniture and fixtures while wearing shoes and sandals inside the building. They appear to be followed by onlookers who record the incident on their smartphones.The footage also briefly shows a banner put up in front of the building, which reads, “We residents of Tumaluntung village oppose the construction of this mushola/mosque in our area because 95 percent of the residents around the mosque are non-Muslims; we don’t want loudspeakers to disrupt our everyday lives; and we don’t want to be charged with blasphemy for complaining about the noise.”Read also: Videos surface purportedly showing vandalization of N. Sulawesi ‘mosque’The building was identified on Google as Al-Hidayah Mosque, which has been the subject of controversy among local residents in recent years. A local military commander, however, said last week following the incident that the building was not a mosque, but “a public meeting hall”.According to the police, the Muslim community used the hall to pray together and gather on Saturday evening.Julest said the suspects faced charges under Article 170 of the Criminal Code concerning violence toward human beings and goods, which carries a maximum punishment of five years’ imprisonment. (hol)Topics :last_img read more

More parents in England prosecuted for taking children out of school

first_imgThe Guardian 12 August 2015Increasing numbers of parents are being taken to court because their children have skipped school, with thousands facing action last year.Figures obtained by the Press Association show that 16,430 parents in England were prosecuted for failing to ensure their children went to school in 2014 – equivalent to around 86 cases for each day of the school year.This is up a quarter on 2013, when 13,128 people were taken to court.The increase comes after a crackdown on children missing school, including strict new rules on term-time holidays introduced two years ago.Headteachers said that while it may not always be easy for parents to ensure their children attend school, it was their responsibility and that they should talk to the children’s school if there were problems.Ministry of Justice statistics gathered by the Press Association through a freedom of information request show that of those taken to court last year, around three quarters (76%) – 12,479 – were found guilty, a 22% jump on the year before.http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/aug/12/increase-parents-england-prosecuted-taking-children-out-of-schoollast_img read more

US House passes Hong Kong rights bills

first_imgThe House sentthe bills to the White House after voting 417 to 1 for the “Hong Kong HumanRights and Democracy Act,” which the Senate passed unanimously on Tuesday. WASHINGTON –The United States’ (US) House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two billsto back protesters in Hong Kong and send a warning to China about human rights. A protester is escorted by a medical staff out of a university in Hong Kong, China on Nov. 20. REUTERS/ADNAN ABIDI Demonstratorshave protested for over five months in the streets at what they see as Chinesemeddling in the freedoms promised to Hong Kong when Britain handed it back toChina in 1997. center_img The measurewould require the State Department to certify at least once a year that HongKong retains enough autonomy to qualify for the special US tradingconsideration that helped it become a world financial center. It also wouldprovide for sanctions against officials responsible for human rights violationsin the Chinese-ruled city.  US PresidentDonald Trump has 10 days, excluding Sundays, to sign a bill passed by theCongress, unless he opts to use his veto.(Reuters)last_img read more

Frederick A. “Fred” Miller

first_imgFrederick A. “Fred” Miller, 74, of Lawrenceburg, IN, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016 in Lawrenceburg, IN. surrounded by his wife and children as he peacefully passed from their loving embrace to his heavenly fathers loving arms.He was born Thursday, July 10, 1941 in Hooven, Ohio, Son of the late Frederick Miller and the late Ethel Arrowood Miller.He served his Country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army.He worked as a Steam Engineer for Sun Chemical. He was a member of Lawrenceburg American Legion and the National Rifle Association. Fred enjoyed fixing things, problem solving, fishing, gardening and working in the yard. He loved to travel. His favorite pastime was time spent with his family.As a child Fred loved to pick on his siblings, he was a prankster but yet he was the big brother they looked up to. Fred grew into a man with a great work ethic, who strived to be a good provider for his family. To those who knew him, would say Fred was loyal, honest, dependable, loving and caring. Even though he did not show his emotions well, Fred would do anything he could for those he cared about. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.Surviving are his wife, Judy Downey Miller of Lawrenceburg, IN; children, Robin Bryant of Aurora, IN, Tina (Larry) Walters of Lawrenceburg, IN, Kristi (Lacy) Sexton of West Harrison, IN, Jamie Miller of Lawrenceburg, IN; Siblings, Sandra (Hank) Banks of Dover, IN, Linda (Bill) Poindexter of Cincinnati, OH, Dennis Miller of Dover, IN; Numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by parents, brother, Marvin Miller; children, Daniel Keith Bryant & Dawn Miller Bryant; granddaughter, Lacy Marie Sexton.Friends will be received 5:00 – 7:30 PM, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm, immediately following visitation.Military services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.In lieu of flowers the family would greatly appreciate any contributions to be made to the funeral home to defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend, please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Fletcher ‘won’t be rushed back’

first_img “We don’t have to (take a) risk. It would be silly to anticipate a time. We won’t force it just because we see improvement, because another injury now could put him out for longer. It would be stupid. “In a few weeks, maybe we can see Fletcher in action. We will keep our fingers crossed. He and the staff have done a very good job, we have handled the situation very well. “We expect to see him in the next few weeks. I can’t say two, three or four – we will see.” Press Association Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio is happy with Steven Fletcher’s progress but will not rush the striker back into action.center_img Last season’s top scorer for the Black Cats, Fletcher has not played since damaging ankle ligaments on Scotland duty in March. Di Canio told www.safc.com: “His improvement has surprised everybody. We are happy, but more importantly he is happy and excited. last_img read more

Mourinho will wait for Rooney

first_img Chelsea have seen two offers for Rooney rebuffed by United, who insist the England striker is not for sale. Mourinho will test that resolve, but not until after the trip to Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will wait until after Monday’s Barclays Premier League match with Manchester United to make a third approach for transfer target Wayne Rooney. “I don’t want Chelsea to do it before we go there,” said Mourinho, following Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat of Aston Villa. “Everybody in the club, in the board, they agree with me. They share that opinion. “I think this period, by the ethical point of view, is a period where we’re going to be quiet.” The transfer window closes on September 2, so Mourinho and Chelsea may bide their time over Rooney. Mourinho has expressed sympathy with the view of managers who believe the transfer window should close before the start of the Premier League season. Yet the self-styled Special One is still determined to do his utmost to recruit Rooney, who appears unhappy at United. Mourinho has expressed satisfaction with his squad, which contains three strikers in Fernando Torres, Romelu Lukaku and Demba Ba. Ba started against Villa, with Lukaku coming off the bench and Torres not in the matchday squad. There are alternative targets should a third bid fail, with Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto’o, who played under Mourinho at Inter Milan, reportedly one of them. Speaking prior to the Villa clash, Mourinho said: “We have plans B and C. Don’t ask me names because it’s difficult to speak about players from other clubs.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Australian Open … Second seed Serena beats Bencic to progress to second round

first_imgSIX-time Australian Open tennis champion Serena Williams progressed to the second round yesterday with a straight-set win over Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic.The American, 35, beat her 19-year-old opponent 6-4, 6-3 in 79 minutes in scorching conditions in Melbourne.The world number two, attempting to win a record 23rd Grand Slam singles title, said she “has nothing to lose”.“Every match I’m playing for fun. I get to travel the world and do what I do best – play tennis,” she added.Williams lost the Australian Open final last year to Angelique Kerber but won Wimbledon to equal Steffi Graf’s Open era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles.She has barely played since the US Open last September because of injury, and lost in the second round of this month’s Auckland Classic.But she eased doubts about her form and fitness with a typically powerful performance in temperatures of about 35C.Williams will face Lucie Safarova in the second round after the 29-year-old Czech saved nine match points before beating Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer 3-6, 7-6(9-7), 6-1.Safarova saved five match points on her own serve in the second set and another four in the tie-break.“It’s not fun,” said a stunned Wickmayer. “I think she served very well on certain points and other points I didn’t go for enough.“But it’s normal when you have match point and you want to play it a little bit safe. Then after, you realise it’s not the best option.”BEST OF THE RESTPoland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, seeded third in the Open, beat Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova 6-1, 4-6, 6-1. She will now face Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.Fifth seed Karolina Pliskova, who beat Williams in last year’s US Open semi-finals, went through thanks to a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo.“Even when you’re not playing your best, somehow you have to win,” said the 24-year-old.“I know I can be dangerous deep in the tournament, quarters and semis, and when there are big players I can beat them.”Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki did not hang around as she beat Australian Arina Rodionova 6-1, 6-2 in just over an hour to set up a meeting with Croatia’s Donna Vekic.(BBC Sport)last_img read more