Breathe in, breathe out. Now slowly open your eyes and read about how Susan Sweeney, president of GGB Bearing Technology, a 1,200-employee global company headquartered in Thorofare thinks that mediation and self-awareness has helped her company.
Trouble is brewing at the checkout line: A shopper slowly unloads her cart at the supermarket cash register - one item after another, piling them high onto the belt. A man waited behind her, clutches his one item, clearly highly irritated. What should the cashier do to avert a blowup?
There will likely be a new leadership lineup at the Philadelphia Building Trades Council with Wayne Miller, the current president, becoming assistant business manager, ranking right behind business manager John Dougherty. A union spokesman says this has nothing to do with a federal probe.
No one has forgotten what happened five years ago when Post Brothers developers Michael and Matthew Pestronk took on the Philadelphia building trades, vowing to build their Goldtex project open shop. Could it happen again at the Post Brothers' Atlantic building project at Broad and Spruce?
What's the one statistic that tells business owners if their enterprise is doing well, or is about to tank big time? "It's the canary in the coal mine," says Corporate Synergies Group chief executive John Turner, describing how he uses it to rescue a troubled account.
Corporate Synergies executive John Turner was a reluctant convert to meditation, but now he uses the Calm app on his phone to help him stay centered. These days, "Calm" is a must for Turner, who as the leader of a company that deals with employee health benefits, must help his clients through the "corn maze" of ever-changing healthcare legislation.
After talks to end a three-day construction slowdown failed Thursday, the union representing crane and backhoe operators said it will protest at the new Comcast tower construction site Friday morning, starting as early as 6 a.m.
Jane M. Von Bergen writes about the workplace — employment, unemployment, management, unions, legal issues, labor economics, benefits, work-life balance, workforce development, trends and profiles.