6 bad habits and how leaders can avoid them

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Whether a seasoned leader or taking on the role for the first time, there is always room to grow managerial and organizational abilities. However, on the path to growth, it can be easy to fall into poor habits that reflect badly on our organizations and team members.To prevent these habits from creeping up, it is good to reflect on our leadership styles every now and then to ensure we are on the right path. With that in mind, here are six mistakes often made and the strategies necessary to steer clear of them.Creating a habit of over-complicating. As leaders are pulled in many different directions each day, we need to be mindful that we are not clogging internal processes or organizational results. Instead, we should be looking for inefficiencies to weed out.last_img read more

‘This Chelsea team is exactly what I wanted to see’

first_img//storify.com/talksport/this-chelsea-team-is-exactly-what-i-wanted-to-see-.js?border=false[View the story “‘This Chelsea team is exactly what I wanted to see’ – New-look Blues as Terry, Ivanovic, Costa and Matic all dropped” on Storify] Jose Mourinho has had a complete overhaul of his Chelsea team for tonight’s Champions League curtain raiser against Maccabi Tel Aviv.John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa all drop to the bench as Oscar, Baba Rahman and Ruben Loftus-Cheek both start.Chelsea team: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Cahill (c), Baba Rahman; Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.Subs: Blackman, Terry, Ivanovic, Ramires, Matic, Traore, Diego Costa.See the best reactions to the team news below …  Oscar center_img 1last_img

Audiochat with Sheryl Dolven, MS, RD and Dr. Karen Chapman Novakofski

first_imgBlog by Robin Allen, MSPH, RDN, LDNWhat a great presentation, Eating Well While Eating Out:  How calories on the menu can guide healthy choices! If you missed the recording you can still obtain CPEU by watching the video which will be posted this week on the event page.Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski had a chance to personally talk with Sheryl Dolven about menu labeling.  You can listen to the audio cast. Audio Playerhttps://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Eating-Well-While-Eating-Out-podcast1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.What is still surprising to me is that many consumers still do not know what calories are and how to use them.  It will be incumbent for Dietitians and all health care providers to help educate and provide a context for this new menu information. Many resources were shared in this webinar to help your patients/clients understand menu labeling and how to make healthier choices when dining out. You can find more information under Event Materials on the Learn Event page.This post was written by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Scientists develop device to detect bacteria in minutes

first_imgWashington: The era of doctors prescribing patients powerful antibiotics while they wait for lab reports could soon be numbered, with a new device returning results within minutes instead of days. It was invented by a team at Penn State university and described in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday. Co-developed by Pak Kin Wong, a professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, the device uses microtechnology to trap single bacteria cells that can then be viewed under an electron microscope. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe approach allows clinicians to determine in as little as 30 minutes whether bacteria is present and its susceptibility to drug treatment — as opposed to the three-to-five days such lab work currently takes. “We currently prescribe antibiotics even when there is no bacteria present,” Wong told AFP. “That is over prescription. That is one of things we tried to express. Can we quickly determine the existence of bacterial infection?” The researchers’ paper said that in addition to being able to detect whether bacteria is present, the device can begin to classify the type by determining whether the cells are spherical, rod-shaped, or spiral. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”This device determines existence but not what type of bacteria it is,” said Wong. “What we’re working on is a complementary molecular approach such that we can ID the species.” And after finding bacteria is present, the sample is exposed to antibiotics to determine whether the strain is resistant, in which case antibiotic intervention would prove ineffective. “Urinary tract infections are the most common bacterial infections,” said Wong. “However, over 75 per cent of urine specimens sent to a clinical microbiology laboratory are negative. Rapidly ruling out or confirming the presence of bacteria at a clinically relevant concentration will dramatically enhance patient care.” He added that the team had applied for a provisional patent and could bring their device, which they hope to scale down in size so that it can be used in hospitals and doctors’ offices, to market in three years’ time.last_img read more

Andreas Christensen admits Chelsea future is uncertain

first_imgChelsea defender Andreas Christensen concedes that things aren’t looking good for him after slipping down the pecking order at the clubThe Denmark international is yet to make a single appearance in any of Chelsea’s opening eight Premier League games this season under new coach Maurizio Sarri.The Italian has started Christensen in Chelsea’s Europa League and Carabao Cup games, but the 22-year-old admits that his patience could be tested further down the line.“Right now, it’s not a good season for me, but I have to find some way to get back on. How? I do not know, but it’s up to me to figure that out,” Christensen told BT.“But right now it looks hard. We have good results and we play super football, which only makes it harder. It’s hard for me personally, but for the team, it looks great.”Christensen had to wait for a chance in his two-year loan spell with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach and has been touted for another loan move in January.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.He added: “I cannot show so much patience again. I’m 22 years old and I really want to play.“In the last three seasons I’ve played a big role for the teams I have been with, so it’s clear that I cannot see myself staying if my current situation continues in the future.“It’s too early to talk about change for now, and when that might happen, but it’s clear that this is not a good situation for me.”Christensen had a breakthrough campaign under former coach Antonio Conte last season at Chelsea and made 40 appearances in all competitions.The Dane was awarded the Blues’ Young Player of the Year award.last_img read more

Shaw praises the big impact Solskjaers had at Man United

first_imgManchester United full-back Luke Shaw believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already made huge strides since he replaced Jose MourinhoThe Red Devils named Solskjaer as interim coach for the remainder of this season following Mourinho’s dismissal this month.Under the Norwegian, United have secured convincing wins over Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town over the past week.Now Shaw, who himself had a difficult relationship with Mourinho at times, believes Solskjaer has made an instant impact on the squad.“I think you can see from the outside how much he has changed things in such a short space of time,” Shaw told Sky Sports.“He is just a really positive manager, he knows what the club needs and also what the fans want in the way we are playing.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He’s bringing that attacking, quick play back to Old Trafford. I’m sure the fans are going to appreciate that as much as we [the players] do.”As for how he found out about Solskjaer’s appointment, Shaw said: “The truth? My girlfriend told me.“I woke up in the morning and had a shower and she ran out of the room and told me.“I did not have a clue, I didn’t look at my phone or anything. That’s how I found out… from my girlfriend.”Solskjaer will take charge of his third game on Sunday when United host Bournemouth at Old Trafford.last_img read more

Breast Cancer is Two Times Higher in the Caribbean Compared to the

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago,  December 16, 2016 –  In a recent study, researchers from CARPHA and the US CDC found that the rates of death from cervical cancer, breast, prostate and colon cancer are 2-9 times higher in the Caribbean compared to the United States. Only lung cancer was higher in the USA.The study also reported that prostate cancer, a common cause of death among Caribbean men, accounted for 18%-47% of cancer deaths, while lung cancer accounted for 5%-24% and was the second highest cause of cancer deaths among males.   Breast cancer, the main cause of cancer death among females accounted for 14%-30% of cancer deaths; and are up to two times higher compared to the USA.“The large number of deaths from these types of cancers is very alarming since they are mostly preventable. Breast cancer can be detected early and treated successfully.  Cervical cancer is perhaps the most preventable through education, vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV), screening, early detection and treatment,” said Dr. James Hospedales, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency.Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the Caribbean, according to the study, published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).   This is the first time that information on cancer mortality for the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean is published in a prestigious peer review journal.In some of its key findings, the study highlights prostate cancer as the leading cause of death among men of African descent from the Caribbean as well as in the United States and Africa.   The researchers found that for both men and women, colon and rectum cancers are the third most common cause of cancer death in the Caribbean.The leading causes of cancer deaths in the Caribbean can be reduced through prevention, screening, early detection, and effective treatment for cervical, breast and colorectal cancers.“Research has shown that adopting healthy lifestyle choices can contribute to the reduction of cancer cases and as a consequence deaths and costs from the disease in our Region”, said Dr Hospedales.   Prevention measures include avoiding use of tobacco, limiting alcohol use, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, keeping a healthy weight, and being physically active.CARPHA is committed to working with key partners to reduce the burden of cancer in the Region.   The Agency is collaborating with CDC, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and other global partners to develop and implement the IARC Regional Cancer Registry Hub for the Caribbean.   The Cancer Registry Hub, which will provide essential technical support to strengthen cancer registration for improving cancer prevention and control in Member States, will be launched in 2017. The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more