Shelburne, VT: Tim Williams of Shelburne has launched Exterus Business Furniture, a contract furniture dealer specializing in office, healthcare and hospitality furniture. Services include sales, customer service, consultation, space planning and design, as well as delivery and installation. Don Gill has been hired as a Sales Representative bringing with him 30 years in the office furnishing industry. Hours of operation: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. 4750 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482. 802-383-1770. www.exterusfurniture.com(link is external).
You may consider yourself either an extrovert or an introvert, but for the majority of us, we lie somewhere in the middle. You may feed off the energy of a party crowd but also feel recharged after spending some time alone. As an ambivert, you probably need both your alone time and time around friends. So even if you’ve always considered yourself an extrovert, you may need to do things differently from time to time. If you know you have an introvert side, here are three tips for embracing those feelings and being a better leader.Have one-on-one meetings: If you find that it’s easier for you to communicate with your staff in a one-on-one setting, that’s completely okay. Larger group meetings may make you anxious, and you may have staff who feels the same way. When dealing with employees who are also introverted, a one-on-one meeting is probably the best way for you to communicate.Zip your lips: As a leader, you may feel pressured to talk a lot. As an introvert, you’re probably more comfortable listening. This isn’t a bad thing. In a communication situation, more people could learn to listen and not have to always be the one talking. When you’re doing all the talking, your employees may not have a chance to really get their thoughts out, and that’s not good. Being a listen-first leader is healthy for your staff and will really set you apart from most bosses.Be honest: Introverts like to do things differently. If you need time to process thoughts and responses, make sure your employees understand the way you operate. They’ll also appreciate a thoughtful response over a hasty reaction. 115SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
There has been a recent spate of pitch-invaders at matches around the world, and to be fair to the game’s top players, they seem to be taking it well.Cristiano Ronaldo was the latest one to stay classy during Saturday’s match inGranada—a 4-0 Real Madrid win—when a young fan decided to start hugging him and then refused to let go. Ronaldo humoured the fan before security guards finally took over while it looks like Sergio Ramos also had to endure a hugging session. Nice behaviour by the Real stars, but with pitch-invaders increasingly being treated so nicely, surely it only encourages more people to follow their lead?And you have to worry about the day somebody has more dangerous intentions than a mere hug.