Read full article When hiring a new staff member, what are the key criteria you look for outside of the competence or experience in fulfilling the job description?We live in an age of collaboration and knowledge sharing and so the ability to positively influence situations and navigate your way around day to day scenarios with tact and diplomacy are fundamental to success. Intelligence, experience and skill are essential for success but we must stop thinking of intelligence as knowledge gained in academia. It is now widely accepted that the most successful among us have a blend of IQ and EQ, the proportions of which are widely disputed. We define and measure EQ in 5 areas. They are Self-awareness/self-control, Empathy, Social skills, Personal Influence & Motivation. So how do you screen for EQ? Here are a few questions that may help:Tell me about a time when your actions positively impacted someone else?Have you ever been in a situation where you realised that you have had to change or modify your behaviour? How did you notice this?Tell me about a time you have had to prepare yourself for a situation you knew would be negative. What did you do? How did it work out?Have you ever received criticism? What was it? Were you surprised?Tell me about a time that you were angry with someone at work. What did you do?Situational questioning will require you to observe not just the answer but how the interviewee is answering and how comfortable they are with the questions, but you will be ensuring best possible chance of securing a well-rounded professional who will flourish and succeed in a broader range of environments and circumstances. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. HR: Why The IQ/EQ balance is importantShared from missc on 23 Feb 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article
January 28, 2020 /Sports News – National Mural dedicated to Kobe Bryant, his daughter appears in Los Angeles FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles has a new mural to honor basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who died with seven others in a helicopter crash on Sunday.As tributes and memorials pour in from all over the world for the former Los Angeles Lakers star, a mural dedicated to the father and daughter has already gone up in the Mid-City neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to ABC News station KGO-TV.Bryant, 41, and his daughter were painted less than 24-hours after their deaths. The mural shows them smiling cheek-to-cheek with black script over a white ribbon that reads, “Kobe & Gigi Forever. Daddy’s Girl.”Bryant and those who died in the crash were flying from Orange County, where Bryant has a home in Newport Park, to the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, where Bryant hosted basketball clinics. Bryant’s daughter’s basketball team was scheduled to play in the Mamba Cup, a youth basketball tournament that’s named after Bryant’s moniker.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti described Bryant in a statement as a “giant who inspired, amazed and thrilled people everywhere with his incomparable skill on the court — and awed us with his intellect and humility as father, husband, creative genius and ambassador for the game he loved.”“He will live forever in the heart of Los Angeles, and will be remembered through the ages as one of our greatest heroes,” Garcetti said. “This is a moment that leaves us struggling to find words that express the magnitude of shock and sorrow we are all feeling right now, and I am keeping Kobe’s entire family in my prayers at this time of unimaginable grief.”Other victims killed in the crash included John Altobelli, a local college baseball coach, as well as his wife, Kerri Altobelli, and his daughter, Alyssa Altobelli. Christina Mauser, an assistant girls basketball coach for a private school in Orange County, was also killed in the crash, her husband confirmed on Facebook.Two other people aboard the doomed flight were identified as Sarah and Peyton Chester, ABC News has confirmed.The identity of the one other victim, the pilot, remains unconfirmed.Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa, and three daughters, Natalia, Bianca and Capri. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund
Bringing Connectivity to Whole County. Access to the Internet is critical to our community’s success, whether you live Downtown, in a subdivision, or on a farm. I am serious about attracting broadband investment to allow everyone to compete in today’s economy, attend school electronically, or participate in telemedicine. Our focus on broadband earned “Broadband Ready” state designation. I initiated a three-county team that is currently hard at work to qualify for grants to help bring Broadband to all residents.Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Vanderburgh County Commissioner for the past three years.Your support has always been vital, and I ask for your continued support for a second term. You can donate or volunteer, but most of all: I ask for your vote.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Commissioner Musgrave Announces She’s Running For Re-Election as County CommissionerYesterday Vanderburgh County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave formally announced that she is running for re-election in front of an impressive gathering of family and friends at the Civic Center.Commissioner Musgrave stated that “It’s an exciting time to live and work in Vanderburgh County. You can see the growth in our community while we preserve the nature of our rural areas. I have worked hard to improve our community for us, our children, and our grandchildren”.But there is more to do, and I am ready, willing, and able to work for you to complete what we have begun. Today, I announced I am running for re-election as County Commissioner in 2020. Over the past four years, I have delivered for you on key issues:Tremendous progress on roads. I worked hard to initiate more than $80 million in paving and road reconstruction. We are well on our way to improving our roads—complete with trails and sidewalks—while at the same time paving and patching more than ever in our history. You can see the progress for yourself! The Commission’s progress was recognized by the Association of Indiana Counties with the 2019 County Achievement Award. Jobs and Economic Development: I initiated 6 job fairs so far, matching local employers to folks looking for a job. This is more than any previous Commission has ever done! I supported new construction and helped create new jobs at the Vanderburgh Industrial Park, a real win for the whole community.Slashing Bureaucratic Regulations: As Commissioner, I’ve approached the job of cutting back over-reaching, growth-killing ordinances and regulations like never before. My work got this effort off the ground and onto the floor of the Commission. Major reductions in bureaucratic red tape have been achieved, helping to solve the affordable housing issue here in our community.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) celebrated its progress in growing the food and drink manufacturing sector at its annual President’s Reception in London last night.It updated guests on the achievements in its Five-Fold Environmental Ambition initiative, as well as on the growth of the industry through exports and apprenticeships.Among its successes for the year were that it had trebled the number of apprenticeships across the industry – beating its original target to double the numbers before the end of 2012.Owen Paterson, secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, gave a speech in which he referred to his support for genetically modified crops, in a bid to make food cheaper for consumers. He also spoke of how he’d like to see the current caps on the EU sugar market abolished in 2015, as proposed.Paterson, said: “As our largest manufacturing sector, the food and drink industry has a key role to play in helping Defra realise its twin ambitions of growing the economy and improving the environment. That’s why we are committed to working with FDF to realise its vision of growth of 20% for the sector by 2020.“Increasing skills and getting new people into the industry is vital, not just to this ambition but for the future of the sector as a whole. The doubling of the number of new apprenticeships in food and drink over the past year is a huge achievement and one of which the industry should be proud.”
Last night, The Werks played for their first time in Milwaukee, WI, making sure to leave a lasting first impression. Doing what they do best, they stretched a few of their songs to astronomical levels, featuring some long jams in which fans have come to expect from them. They picked up right from where they left off in Madison.Conundrum opened the show in Milwaukee, getting things going with a funky rhythm of percussion in their tune “Cops Are Here.” Then Soap picked up the energy and got the crowd moving, especially during their “Dear Prudence” cover. By the time The Werks took the stage, everyone in the crowd was ready to get down.They opened with “Drop,” and the dance party began. They followed with “Better Than Before,” a song that may lack in danceability but makes up in strong vocals from drummer Rob Chafin. “The only thing you have to ask yourself, are you better than before?” It is a very positive message for anybody who is looking to grow personally.If Chafin’s vocals were good in the song, they only got better in a cover of Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like an Eagle,” sandwiched in the middle of “Finding Destiny.” The cover was played with a good funky groove, much like the original. There wasn’t one person who was standing still; the entire place was moving. “Eagle” even had a strong jam section based on the piercing and unmistakable guitar riff of Led Zeppelin’s “The Ocean.” As good as the improv was, the song was all about the vocals though. Even Steve Miller (and Seal too) would have been impressed with them. Specifically when returning to the last refrain, Chafin held his note for what seemed like a minute, “Time keeps on slippiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin’.” The crowd rewarded Chafin’s vocals by going absolutely crazy. Fan favorite “Hard to Find” closed the set, and it included a monster jam as well as a drum solo. He has vocals and some good chops on the skins too.Immediately the crowd started cheering for one more song, and The Werks obliged with a 15+ minute “Galactic Passport.” It was really nice to see an encore that featured some extended jamming. It was a great show especially considering it was their first time in Milwaukee. Something tells me that this won’t be their last time there either.Be sure to catch The Werks on the road throughout 2016, including their annual Werk Out Festival. Featuring the likes of STS9, Lettuce, Dopapod, Twiddle, The Motet and more. It all goes down August 4-6 in Thornville, OH, and more information about the festival can be found here. Setlist: The Werks at Miramar Theatre, Milwaukee, WI – 3/12/16Set: Drop > “The Good Land” jam > Better Than Before, Finding Destiny$ > Fly Like An Eagle* > Finding Destiny, Hard to FindEncore: Galactic Passport ext^@$: creepy vocal jam*: The Ocean (Zeppelin) jam^: Papa was a Rollin Stone jam w/[email protected]: Glory ( Umph) teasesSetlist via The Werkers Union/Chris Houser, Photos and words by Daniel Ojeda. Full gallery below: Load remaining images
JoJo Hermann is a busy man. Best known for his work with Widespread Panic, who recently made waves with their headlining set LOCKN’ Festival featuring a collaboration with Margo Price, the keyboardist is a staple of the live music scene. In addition to performing with Widespread, Hermann keeps himself occupied with a number of side projects, including leading his New Orleans-style solo band JoJo’s Slim Wednesday and hosting his recently announced online radio program, Key’d In With JoJo Hermann, on Acme Radio Live.Key’d In With JoJo Hermann is a lifestyle online radio show, which premiered on Monday, August 20th. Each episode, JoJo talks highlights some of the best keyboardists of all time, with the show taking on a variety of formats from interviews with Grammy-winning artists to countdowns of the best keyboard solos of all time and more. (New episodes of Key’d In come out every Monday, and fans can tune in via AcmeRadioLive.com, the TuneIn platform, or Acme Radio Live’s app.)Live For Live Music contributor Tory Pittarelli got the chance to speak with Widespread Panic’s JoJo Hermann. You can read the interview below, which spans Widespread Panic’s LOCKN’ appearance, JoJo’s new radio show, the influence of New Orleans, and more. Enjoy!Tory Pittarelli: That LOCKN’ set last weekend blew me away. I can’t stop listening to it. How was it collaborating with Miss Margo Price?JoJo Hermann: Oh, [Margo Price] was just wonderful! She’s fantastic. What a voice. That “Rock Steady” was definitely something I’ll never forget. It was really, really great, and I’m so glad we did it. People in Nashville have been following her music for a long time, so I knew her music, and I was very excited to play with her.TP: That excitement definitely translated into a show I’ll be listening to for a long time. I’ve also been listening to your Slim Wednesday album Reptile Show quite a bit more since we scheduled this chat.JH: Ah, well, thank you so much! My friend Bill Elder, I’ve gotta give him so much credit. He sings most of those songs and wrote most of them. Not to mention he produced the record. He’s got a band The Dynamites with Charles Walker here in Nashville. He just kinda brought that funky Dynamites vibe. That music is just so much fun to play.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Tory Pittarelli: The sound, the mood, the lyrics, all remind me of New Orleans, and I know that’s what inspired a lot of that music. I’d love to hear about how that city specifically inspires your music.JoJo Hermann: Well, so Bill Elder is actually from New Orleans and is a real New Orleans guy. So that is definitely the main part of it. For me, personally, I was growing up in New York City, and I was playing in a rock band. I was really into The Doors, The Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, and playing all that stuff. This was in 10th grade—around then. Then, I think when I was in 11th grade, somebody said, “Hey, you should check out this guy, Professor Longhair.” He gave me a record, Crawfish Fiesta, and I went home, listened to it, and just got hooked, and I started learning how to play off that record.It was such a different style than what I was used to. I almost had to unlearn everything and relearn this whole rumba, boogie style. So that’s how my love for New Orleans came about, specifically through Professor Longhair records. Then, as I got deeper into it, I discovered the music of Dr. John and then The Meters, Allen Toussaint. There’s just something about the music, the city, the food—it’s just all that together that’s just heaven on earth.TP: Any plans to get down there soon?JH: When crawfish come back in season, I tend to drift down there…TP: How convenient that crawfish seasons coincides with Jazz Fest season. So, I’m excited to talk with you about your new Acme radio show, Key’d In. Is it a Slim Wednesday thing, or is this a separate entity?JH: Well Acme Feed & Seed is an event complex, bar, restaurant, radio station, sushi restaurant, everything. So they have a radio station, Acme Radio Live, and Tom Morales and Carl Gatti asked me about doing a radio show. We came up with the idea of a tribute to keyboard players since that’s what I know. Do what you know, right? It’s paying tribute to keyboard players, ones I’ve always listened to—all that good stuff. So we started off with a countdown of 21 top keyboard performances in rock ‘n’ roll. I think we’ll do about 13 episodes and see what we get out of it. It’s a lot of fun for me, and the people working over there are just great people.TP: Is there a live audience for the radio show?JH: No, no. It’s something we record in a little studio with Justin Hammel, who’s got several shows. He’s a great DJ. He guides me through it, because I don’t know what I’m doing. [laughs] So there’s no live audience, but they do a live broadcast of the show. I’d like to add that on Saturday night, September 1st, Widespread Panic is playing at the Ascend Amphitheater. After that, directly across the street, there’s a free Slim Wednesday show at Acme Feed & Seed. That should be quite a party—there’s a party in there every night. They’re going to do a live broadcast of that, I believe. I mean they really do everything.TP: If you could bring in any living musician from your wish list to interview on Key’d In, who would it be?JH: Wow, what a question! Let’s see, there are several. Chuck Leavell comes to mind. If he were in Nashville and he came by, that would be quite a great thing for Key’d In. What I’m really working on is Johnny Neel. He played with the Allman Brothers for a while, and he lives here in Nashville. I would really love to get him on the show, and I want to ask him about singing on “Jessica”. I heard he did some vocals for that song, and I want to hopefully get him to perform it.TP: Seems like it’s not far out of reach!JH: Yeah! He lives here in town, so you know, we’ll hopefully hook that up. We taped a Dr. John tribute, and he did an interview—a wonderful interview—so that’s going to be a good show too. It’s a great tribute.TP: I would absolutely love to listen to that. Fortunately, people can still listen to these shows even if they don’t catch the live broadcast.JH: Absolutely, they have an Acme Radio app where you can hear the live broadcasts as they’re on air. If you get on their website, acmeradiolive.com, you can get all their archival programming, so you can go back and listen to past shows. Steve Crawford has a great show on Acme Radio, so I tune into that. I think they have 30 or 40 programs, and they’re all really cool, as is everything they’re doing over there.TP: Nashville is the best in so many ways, right? There’s so much going on.JH: There’s so much. Nashville really has a lot going on. I’m kind of out in the country, the outskirts, but I think my new favorite thing to do is go to Rudi’s. That, in my opinion, is the best thing going on right now: Rudi’s Jazz Club.TP: I haven’t been, or even heard of it until now. Is it downtown?JH: It’s kind of new. I think it’s been around about a year. It reminds me of the Village Vanguard—it’s just so cool.TP: Looking forward to checking it out. And of course looking forward to tuning into Key’d In. It has to be so fun to come up with content like that.JH: Thank you. It’s really something I’ve always wanted to do—pay tribute to old piano players—and they’re letting me do it. Gets me out of the house, the hours are good, they have the best fish sandwich in Nashville, so definitely go there and get that. But yeah, tune into that app for the live broadcast, and check their website for the shows you miss!TP: I’m on it, thank you so much!
April 15, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Courts fighting for adequate funding Courts fighting for adequate funding Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Stan Morris is chief judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Gainesville. But when he comes to Tallahassee, he trades his black robe for a suit and looks a lot like a lobbyist at the Capitol, as he assumes his role as chair of the Trial Court Budget Commission.On March 29, Judge Morris paused to give the News a status report on how things are shaping up so far with legislative funding of the court budget.“We haven’t been as successful as we’d like to be,” Morris said. “We are lined up on both sides to make another pitch for priorities.”One top priority is tackling a $2.5-million deficiency in the trial court budget. As Morris explained, the trial court budget is “very people-heavy in the sense most of our budget goes to salaries, and there is very little turnover.” Other branches of government, he said, are able to more readily adapt to lapses figured into the budget for hiring personnel.The court budget suffered from what he called “a series of inappropriate lapsed figures applied to our budget.”Last year, under the leadership of former TCBC Chair Judge Susan Schaeffer, of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, they were able to reduce that $2.5- million deficit to $1.7 million because of restrictions on hiring practices, he said.That means judges must hire judicial assistants and law clerks and other personnel at the base salaries—and that doesn’t always mean hiring the best candidate for the job.“Judges were used to having a 10-percent flex in that, so they could offer more than the base. We had to curtail that ability to hire good people,” Morris said.Another way they were able to save money last year was to instruct chief judges to hold off hiring anyone for 90 days.“It was a one-year opportunity in transition from county to state funding to attack the problem, and we did. That will not work for this year,” Morris said. “I think the legislature needs to be more understanding about the difficulties we have in this branch.. . . It’s very difficult to make up a shortfall without legislative assistance.”The turning point will come sometime after April 11 when they will go into conference with legislators on the court budget.“The worst case scenario is that people could be terminated if we can’t make our budget,” Morris said.Another issue deals with $5.3 million for court reporters and translators that is currently in the House budget, but not in the Senate budget, Morris said. It’s called a “shared cost issue,” Morris said, explaining that dollars for full-time equivalent positions are placed in state attorneys’ and public defenders’ accounts at the Justice Administrative Commission for court reporters and translators who are court employees, but those dollars have not been received by the courts.In the meantime, Morris and a covey of judges who are members of the TCBC are fixtures at legislative committee meetings related to funding the courts, ready for opportunities to try to avert any worst case scenarios.
continue reading » So, you have a star employee on your team—a proverbial rock star. She knows what is expected of her and excels at every turn. She shows initiative and creative problem solving skills. She is an informal leader and her peers respect her and see her as an expert. She lives by your company’s values and has earned the trust of everyone she works with. You know about an opportunity for her to move into a management role, but how do you set her up for success?The transition from individual contributor to people manager is often anything but smooth. Leadership transition research conducted by Development Dimensions International (DDI) found that more than 87% of first-time leaders are not prepared for their new role, while only 11% said they felt that they were properly groomed for a management role through training and development. Those numbers are discouraging. It is all too common for organizations to take an exceptional employee and put them in a position of leadership, but fail to prepare them for success. The end result negatively impacts the employees the new manager is leading, the new leader, and your business. Before you promote your next rock star employee, learn a few steps you can take to set him or her up for success in their new leadership role.1. Make sure the employee wants to lead people.Don’t make the mistake of assuming that all employees want to lead people. Some people enjoy being individual contributors and aren’t interested in the added responsibility that comes with a leadership role—and there is nothing wrong with that as long as this is discovered before they are thrust into a leadership position. Motivation to lead must be present in order for your employee to excel. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
continue reading » Every year since 1995, analysts, investors and media look forward to Mary Meeker’s report on the state of the internet. The 333-page “Internet Trends 2019” report is filled with vast amounts of insight into what is going on in digital channel use, technology, consumer behavior, eCommerce, social media, data growth, payments, privacy, the future of work and, of course, China’s increasingly dominant position in each of these categories. Meeker, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital and private equity firm, even touches on the impact of visual communication, interactive gaming, and voice as digital engagement tools.The key takeaways from this year’s report include:The channel of choice for consumers is increasingly mobile.Internet ad spending is increasing, with Google and Facebook getting the most spend.The cost of customer acquisition continues to increase.Visual communication is on the rise.The availability and use of data for personalization is exploding.Security and privacy concerns remain an important differentiator.While intentionally broad in scope, the report provides “food for thought” as financial institutions – and financial marketers especially – try to develop strategic planning options for the future. Meeker provides insights into the impact of e-commerce platforms and the increasing use of visuals to tells stories digitally. She also discusses the increasing cost of new customer acquisition and how that is impacting the allocation of marketing dollars. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
A native of Apalachin, Hurley and fellow astronaut Robert Behnken made history when they shuttled off to space aboard the Crew Dragon Spacecraft, SpaceX’s first manned mission to space. (WBNG) — Astronaut Doug Hurley is currently aboard the International Space Station, but that didn’t stop him from checking out Upstate New York. In a tweet on Twitter, Hurley wrote: It was the first time in nearly a decade humans were sent to space from United States soil.