Is anybody out there?

first_imgIt may be a cliché, but that doesn’t make it any less true: It is lonely at the top. A sense of isolation isn’t just an issue for newly ascendant CEOs whose relationships with their pre-promotion peers have changed. Longtime executives without a network of supportive colleagues or unable to stay connected to those they are tasked with leading face this challenge as well.An advancement that puts someone in charge of his or her former “equals” can spark an array of interpersonal challenges, says Susanne Biro, master coach and co-founder of Syntrina Leadership LLC, Indianapolis, a boutique leadership development firm specializing in working with senior-level leaders and their teams. Perhaps a former peer (or even several) coveted the position, Biro posits, causing resentment, disappointment and jealously towards the one chosen—emotions that can undermine support for the new leader. Or they might have wanted another person to receive the promotion, resulting in the same problematic attitudes. Trying to keep things as they were before the promotion can also cause problems.“Leaders and peers might try to remain friends and fail to recognize the need for a new relationship with new boundaries of what can be discussed, with whom, how and when,” Biro explains. “This can be extremely subtle, but the results can be large.”The speed at which a promotion happens can also contribute to interpersonal issues, says Deedee Myers, Ph.D., CEO of CUESolutions provider DDJ Myers Ltd., a Phoenix-based firm providing executive search/recruitment, strategic organization and leadership consulting services. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Gold Coast mansion comes with beers on tap

first_imgThe Sorrento property at 19 Donegal Cres has two beer taps, making it the ultimate party house.A WEEKEND barbecue by the pool would not be complete without cracking open a few cold ones with mates.There would be no such worries moving into this Sorrento house.The waterfront mansion comes with not one but two beer taps in its outdoor entertainment areas, so you’d be able to keep the drinks coming.Owner Paul Nikolas said those who did not like the taste of beer need not worry as any beverage could be piped to the taps. MORE NEWS: Acreage estate set to strike a cord with buyers Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:27Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:27 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy Spring 2019 is a good time to sell01:27 MORE NEWS: This renovator is hotter than Pat Rafter’s housecenter_img There is plenty of space to entertain guests outside. The home’s floorplan is open and its style is sleek.“It caters for everyone,” he said.“It’s got a beer tap upstairs and down so whenever you’re thirsty, you’ve got access to alcohol.“I just thought for not much of an expense, it would be really cool.”The residence also has a feature display wine cellar so there are plenty of opportunities to wet your whistle.The luxurious residence is on the market with a $3.88 million price through Genc & Co’s Maria Genc and Jason Weddell.Mr Nikolas spent a year renovating the six-bedroom house to ensure it made the most of its position. The black kitchen was a daring move. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoIt has some seriously cool street appeal as well.“It had minimal balconies, which I found weird because living on such amazing water there we couldn’t even really entertain,” he said.“Now I’ve made two massive balconies upstairs and downstairs.”Natural materials, including glass and wood, are featured throughout while black accents stand out from the white interior.The black kitchen with a cantilevered stone island bench was a risk that paid off.“I thought, ‘let’s give it a go, if worst comes to worst, let’s change the doors over’,” Mr Nikolas said.The residence is so luxurious it will be featured on TV show Million Dollar House Hunters Australia.last_img read more

NFL great lays ‘Family Feud’ dud and Steve Harvey loves it

first_imgHall of Fame NFL pass rusher Bruce Smith panicked during the “Fast Money” lightning round of his “Family Feud” appearance, which aired this weekend, and blurted out a comedic response.Needing to come up with a theoretical tool Captain Hook would use in place of his hook, Smith first said hammer, which was a repeat answer. Then, he shrugged and said “penis.” After a moment to process, host Steve Harvey asked the crowd, “What the f— did he just say?” Bruce Smith with the Family Feud answer of the year, Steve Harvey’s reaction is everything 😂😂😂😂— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) July 13, 2020MORE: “Madden 21” snubs Aaron RodgersTeammate and fellow NFL great Michael Irvin was among the contestants left gasping for air by the moment.Smith isn’t used to costing a team games: He recorded 200 sacks in his 19-year career. This, however, was one sack too far.last_img read more