How to set yourself up for success when returning from vacation

first_imgSummer is a weird mix of busy and slow times. Many people take time off for vacations, leaving those in the office to fill in while they’re gone. And when you come back, there’s the full inbox to sort through and projects to catch up on.But returning from time off doesn’t have to be stressful. Aaron Levy, a leadership expert and member of the Forbes Coaches Council, has three steps to help leaders be more strategic. These are good tips to get you in the right mindset when you return from a vacation, and keep you on track throughout the year.Reflect on the past week. Take stock of recent accomplishments and setbacks. If you’re returning from time off, what were you able to get off your plate before you left and what is waiting for you? It’s also important to consider where your goals currently stand and how you can continue working toward them. Be sure to communicate expectations to your team so they are aware of potential gaps and keep you informed of progress.Plan the week ahead. Being caught off-guard for a meeting or project deadline adds unnecessary stress. Take a look at your calendar – either before leaving for the weekend or right when you start the week – and determine what you need to prepare for. Even if you have an assistant who keeps you on track, it’s important to be aware of what’s coming. Writing a to-do list will jog your memory and help you prioritize and prepare. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Bulldogs Blank Wildcats

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Baseball team shut out The Franklin County Wildcats 3-0 in Varsity Baseball action.Bulldogs vs. Franklin County Varsity Baseball (4-21)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Alex Davis.last_img

Lar Corbett calls time on Tipp career

first_imgThe Thurles Sarsfields player won 2 All Irelands during his illustrious 15 year career with the Tipp seniors and was Player of the Year in 2010.Acting County Board PRO Joe Bracken said Lars three scintillating goals on Tipp’s way to victory in the 2010 All Ireland guaranteed his place for eternity in hurling history and put him among the legion of greats in our treasured game.The 34 years olds retirement is the latest departure from Michael Ryan’s panel as Shane McGrath, James Woodlock and Conor O’Mahoney have all called time on their careers in recent days.last_img read more

Accra City Hotel shows class at CDH Olympiad

first_imgAfter a thrilling and dazzling tournament, Accra City Hotel (formerly Novotel) emerged Champions ofthe maiden CDH Olympiad (Invitational Tournament) held at the Lizzy Sports Complex. Twelve companies under the CDH umbrella locked horns in what was evidently, the most memorable sporting event in the life of the group of companies. Accra City Hotel clinched the enviable top spot with 340 points, followed by Phoenix Insurance with 330 and then CDH with 265 points. Phoenix Life Assurance Limited and Global Cinemas/Functions Risk Management Limited followed in descending order.Accra City Hotel won the tournament by winning some events and placing well in other sports.The games played included 100 meter sprints for males and females, relay race, shrinking island, water carry race, balloon team challenge, soccer tournament, among others.There was an exciting curtain-raiser soccer match between executives/managers across the CDH Group and general staff. The Group CEO of the CDH Group, Emmanuel Adu-Sarkodee, in his closing remarks, charged all staff across the CDH Group to celebrate sporting events like the CDH Olympiad.“It’s time to go big with our yearly corporate fun games. We have come very far and we have to take it to another level.“We’re now prepared to face other organisations who may want to engage in sporting competition with us. Before the close of this year, we will play one of the big banks in Ghana in a thrilling football match and win,” Mr. Adu-Sarkodee said to the delight of staff members of the CDH Group.Hundreds of staff members of the CDH Group across the country participated in the tightly-contested competition.Participating companies were CDH Savings and Loans Limited, CDH Asset Management Limited, CDH Securities Limited, CDH Commodities Limited and CDH Engineering Solutions Limited. Others were Phoenix Health Insurance, Phoenix Life Assurance and Phoenix Insurance. The rest were Accra City Hotel, Global Cinemas and Functions Risk Management Limited, an associate company of CDH.last_img read more