Do you ever sit at work and think, “wouldn’t it be cool to be drinking beer on the river?” I have learned not to leave such important things to fate, which is why we’ve kicked off a new Riverkeeper beer series for this summer. Each month the French Broad Riverkeeper and MountainTrue are partnering with a brewery and outdoor gear manufacturer to create a beer, hold a river cleanup, and paddle all the way down the French Broad River, one section at a time.In May we helped Oskar Blues brew a session pale ale called “Riverkeep it Real”, (aka we poured and stirred some stuff while drinking beer.) The backup name was “Riverkeep Like It’s 1999”. Pretty solid either way. We also drank this tasty beer while lounging in ENO hammocks at the brewery.June’s beer collaboration was extra-easy because Catawba Brewing Co. and Astral were our partners, and as it turns out they had already created a very tasty beer, the Bootie Beer. So if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Everyone did a great job of drinking lots of Bootie Beer in June, which means we get to keep the lights on and keep cleaning up the river.July’s saison brew with Blue Ghost Brewing Co. in Fletcher will be released this Saturday. We will start the day hauling tires out of Cane Creek and our reward for this dirty work, will be the first taste of our latest collaboration, with a really cool up and coming brewery. Blue Ghost is a new brewery, but the folks there are turning out great beers. (At least they tasted great at 9:30am on the Monday morning I was drinking their beer.)So if you can’t figure out a way to sucker your boss into letting you paddle and drink beer, then come join us and pretend.For more information or to register for any upcoming events go to http://mountaintrue.org/riverkeeper-beer-series/
Two weeks ago, I was the opening speaker for a CEO and C-Suite Professionals Conference – virtual of course. Executives from all over the country were online, and the theme of the event was employee engagement and succession planning. Specifically, what does it take in today’s business environment to develop and implement the perfect succession plan?The agenda was packed, and the event organizers had brought in consultants, coaches, and a wide variety of experts from all over the world. They talked and demonstrated the latest tools and resources to lead succession plans and design strong organizational structures. While the information was amazing, there was just one problem. Just one question that was left unanswered, and just one critical piece of the succession planning equation that needed to be answered.I discovered it when I was researching and writing my own keynote. I had interviewed several of the attendees, and a few of the board members of the association. I wanted to know what the most significant challenges my audience was facing, what opportunities they were focusing on, and what, if anything, did they want or need from this virtual conference.As it turns out, the one thing they needed was the one thing these coaches, consultants, and experts were not addressing; How to get your employees to engage in succession planning.While having the right tools, investing in the strategies, and creating an inviting culture, all does a lot to move your succession plan forward, the CEO’s realized that while they could create a culture of succession and engagement, they had no control over whether their employees were motivated to participate in it.So, their big question was how do we get our teams engaged in succession planning? How do we inspire them to step up to the plate and take ownership?For succession planning to work or have any hope of actually being implemented, employees need to engage. Succession planning, to be effective, is a two-way street with both sides (leadership and team) as passionate as the other about the success of the succession strategy. 4 Strategies To Inspire Ownership In Your Succession PlanHave a plan – First and foremost, you have to have a plan, a strategy for why you need a succession plan, what you hope to accomplish and precisely how you are going to do it. You need to know what positions you need a succession plan for, those that are most urgent, and whom you have identified to be in the initial phase of your succession plan. In other words what is the end goal, who needs to be involved, what do they need to know, and what is everyone’s role and responsibility. When you can answer those questions effectively you have a solid and strong plan. Communicate the plan – With a clear plan of how you are going to accomplish your succession plan you are ready to communicate it. Communication is key to getting people to understand what you are doing, why you are doing it, and how they can get involved. You need a strategy for communication to ensure you are clear, consistent and effective. Always remember you can never communicate your succession plan too often or too much. So don’t be afraid to repeat it, talk about it often, and ask the team for input and feedback. Provide training and development – If you want your team to engage in your succession plan, then you need to give them the tools and skills to do that. Providing them with the things they need to be successful fuels people to action. When you invest in training and development, you send a loud message to your team that you are vested, serious and fully committed. Also, if you want your team to invest in your succession plan then it is smart to begin by investing in them. Feedback and adjust – Ask, listen, learn, and adjust. If you want your team to engage with your succession plan, then you need to allow your team the opportunity to be a part of creating, developing and improving it. Asking for feedback and listening tells the team you care and that their future is important to you. Look across your organization to the key stakeholders, those employees that you both want as part of the succession plan, but also those that hold influence with your team (they are not always the same.) Get them involved and engaged at every step – the planning, the communication, the training and development. People support what they help create. Building a strong succession plan is essential to the future of your company. However, to get it to work, you need to make sure you include the most crucial part of your plan – your employees. By the end of this conference, we solved the biggest issue – getting your team on board. With a little help from my audience, and understanding of their biggest pain points, we were able to focus on the most important part of succession planning – getting your team engaged! 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Meridith Elliott Powell Named One Of The Top 15 Business Growth Experts To Watch, Meridith Elliott Powell, is a leadership and sales expert, who helps her clients learn the strategies they need to … Web: https://www.meridithelliottpowell.com Details
Slaughtering bears for their bile is legal in South Korea.KOREA NATIONAL PARK SERVICE It is legal in South Korea to slaughter the bears for their bile. The only other country which allows this is China. The demand almost wiped out Korea’s native bear population and now campaigners believe the coronavirus pandemic has shown the potential risks of using wild animal parts as medicine. (BBC) Animal rights campaigners are asking the South Korean president for help to save hundreds of the country’s caged moon bears. More than 400 bears are being kept on farms across the country. They’re waiting to be killed for their parts which some people use as medicine.
Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous Actors8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianA Little Cafe For Animal Lovers That You Will Never Want To Leave7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More He recently returned to training with Juventus Football Club in Italy after spending two months in lockdown.Advertisement Loading… And Cristiano Ronaldo debuted a new hairdo on Instagram on Tuesday as he showed off his longer locks.The footballer, 35, has normally kept his hair in a cropped style but has let it grow longer in recent months, with his tresses now going down past his eyes in length.The sports star uploaded a snap of himself in a grey T-shirt as he stared into the camera with unruly hair.Cristiano appeared to be seeking the advice of his followers on the ‘do as he captioned the photo with: ‘Approved?’Switching things up: It comes after Cristiano debuted a new hairdo as his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez braided his man bun on TuesdayThe athlete has been sporting a man bun as of late, sharing numerous snaps of the look to his social media, even letting his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez braid his long locks on Tuesday.In a snap shared to the model’s Instagram account, the footballer sat between his 26-year-old partner’s legs as she helped transform his look after a long day of work.Style: The athlete has been sporting a man bun as of late, sharing numerous snaps of the look to his social mediaRead Also: Messi facing a losing battle against Cristiano RonaldoPraising the sportsman’s patience, the dancer penned: ‘I love to pamper my loves This afternoon practicing root braids (This model knows how to stay still).’The brunette beauty looked typically radiant as she went make-up free and sported clingy pink gymwear by Alo Yoga.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
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Clyne, however, gave an interview to the Southampton Daily Echo in which the player suggested an immediate future away from St Mary’s was not on his current agenda. “I am enjoying my football for Southampton, playing week-in, week-out and it is an up-and-coming club, so, yeah, I am happy playing for Southampton and happy to stay at Southampton as well,” Clyne told the newspaper. “My agent is negotiating, so I will just leave it with my agent and I am just going to concentrate on playing my football.” Nathaniel Clyne says he is “happy to stay at Southampton”, despite reports of a big-money summer move to Manchester United. Press Association The 24-year-old right-back will be out of contract at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, with talks over a new deal currently at an impasse. Ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match at Sunderland, Saints boss Ronald Koeman suggested the club wanted an answer one way or another, adding: “In football, if you go in the last season of your contract, we don’t like that.”
Delray Beach police are investigating someone who shot a woman just after midnight.Detectives say the woman was sitting at the northwest corner of East Atlantic Avenue and NE 1st Avenue when she felt something hit her right leg.She was just right above her knee, and was rushed to the hospital. She was treated and later released, and is expected to make a full recovery.Police believe the shooting is the result of celebratory gunfire. Officers say there is no suspect information at this time. If you have information on this shooting, Delray Beach police would like to hear from you. The number is (561) 243-7888.
New Delhi: World No. 1 and the defending champion at the US Open, Rafael Nadal on Saturday retired after “knee issues” during the semi-final match against Juan Martin del Potro in New York. Nadal gave away his best possible shot in what was a marathon of two sets after his knee came back to haunt him. Del Potro, who will now play his second Grand Slam final against Novak Djokovic after winning his first one back in 2009 gave a standing ovation to the Spaniard as he walked off the court in despair.ALSO READ: England vs India 5th Test, Day 1: Full Scorecard as Ishant takes 3 “I hate to retire, but to stay one more set out there playing like this was too much for me. I had some issues during the tournament. Today at 2-all in the first I felt it again. I said to my box immediately that I felt something in the knee. After that, I was just trying to see if it could improve during the match. But no, it was not the day,” Nadal told the media after the match against Juan Martin del Potro For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “I waited as much as I can. You could imagine it was very difficult for me to say goodbye before the match finish. But at some point you have to make a decision. It was so difficult for me to keep playing that way, having so much pain. It was not a tennis match at the end. It was just one player playing, the other one staying on the other side,” Nadal added.A Mallorca native, Nadal was struggling after the first set as Del Potro’s powerful shots piled pressure on his knees that significantly blocked world no. 1’s movement.This is the second time in 2018 that Nadal has retired from a Grand Slam match following his retirement following a right leg injury against Marin Cilic in the Australian Open quarter-final. “I cannot compare the knee with the other times because the pain is always very similar when I have it,” Nadal said. “The problem is this time it was something a little more aggressive because [I felt it] in one movement. It was not something progressive. So I don’t know what can happen in a couple of days or in a couple of weeks.ALSO READ: Hima Das opts out of IAAF Continental CupHowever, Nadal was no short of praises for his Argentine counterpart Del Potro, who is now heading towards his second US Open final.”He’s a player that went through a lot of issues during his career, like me too. I know how tough it is. I know how much frustration can be when you can’t do the thing that you want to do. He knows that very well.”I’m happy for him that he’s able to be back at his top level. I wish him all the best. For him, it will be huge if he’s able to win a Grand Slam again.”