continue reading » I had a different blog topic in mind for this week, but then I saw the jaw-dropping results from an employee satisfaction survey that showed 49 percent of all workers “have thought about leaving their current organization.” As the president and CEO of an organization, this is concerning to me. Not only from a business standpoint – the strain on other teammates when one leaves can cause burnout, and the cost to on-board a new employee is high – but also a personal one.The survey, conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), revealed that the top reasons employees quit is poor leadership and bad workplace culture. Employees shouldn’t dread coming to work – but a quarter of workers do. And then they take that frustration home with them.Leaders should strive to create positive cultures where employees want to come to work every day. Sure, we all have bad days and stressful times, but ensuring teammates work well together, can communicate openly – including space to share frustrations and be heard – and feel appreciated for their contributions is key. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Character cottage hits the market close to the bay The home at 15 McDonald Drive, Narangba. Picture: supplied.A sprawling family home set on a fenced corner block with swimming pool, big shed and side access has hit the market in Narangba. Owner Lorraine Stirling said the 1339sq m block at 15 MacDonald Drive was private thanks to Colorbond fencing while the neighbourhood was quiet and friendly. “I will miss the peace and quiet. Even though it’s a corner block, it is quite peaceful, “ she said. Built all on one level, the home has a lounge room and study off the entryway and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens to the big undercover entertaining area. The kitchen has an island bench, stone benchtops, breakfast bar and stainless steel AEG appliances. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite while the three remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. There is also a children’s retreat in the bedroom wing, along with a family bathroom, a separate toilet, a laundry and a walk-in linen closet. 15 McDonald Drive, NarangbaMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoOutside the entertaining area overlooks the inground swimming pool and spa with frameless glass fencing along the deck. “The outdoor area and the pool are my favourite parts of the home,” Ms Stirling said. “We only put in the pool with spa two years ago and we spend a lot of time outdoors. “There is also a good front lawn area for our grandchildren. It’s got the six-foot (boundary) fence, pool fence and artificial grass so it’s safe for children to play.” The property has electronic side gates and a separate driveway that leads to the powered, extra high 9mx6m shed, which can accommodate a caravan, boat or trailer. There is plenty of additional parking space on the driveway. There is also a 5KW solar system, NBN connection and water tanks. The property is on the market through Terry Lucas of Remax Living. 15 McDonald Drive, Narangba MORE NEWS: Check out this incredible Queenslander renovation Robin Bailey sells Queensland home
December 3 may be an ordinary day for some people but for Chelsea Football Club, it is a day to celebrate the greatness of their former midfielder, Michael Essien.Essien played for Chelsea between 2005 and 2014 and he made 117 appearances in all and scored 20 goals. He was signed from French giants, Olympique Lyonnais, for a record fee of 24.4 million pounds.In a tweet posted on their official handle on Tuesday, the West London club shared some of Essien’s best moments at the club.The post contained some goals scored by Essien including those against Barcelona in the Champions League and Arsenal in the Premier League. After playing for Chelsea, Essien moved on to feature for AC Milan, Panathinaikos, Persib Bandung in Indonesia.He is currently with Sabali where is the club’s assistant U-19 head coach.
Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have joined Real Madrid in the race for Robert Lewandowski, according to reports in Germany.The striker has been in outstanding form for Bayern Munich again this season with 23 goals in 25 appearances.Real Madrid have already expressed their interest in the Poland international and want to do a deal next summer.However, according to Bild, they now face strong competition from Manchester United and PSG.The French champions are aware that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is likely to leave in the summer and Lewandowski is their top target to replace the Swede.United, meanwhile, are desperate to land a prolific striker and Louis van Gaal sees Lewandowski as the ideal signing for his side. 1 Robert Lewandowski
Tampa leaders are working to bring KC-135 Stratotankers displaced from installations that receive the Air Force’s next generation aerial tanker to MacDill Air Force Base in an effort to demonstrate the base has the capacity to handle more aircraft.MacDill, which currently has 16 KC-135s, was passed over in 2013 to become one of the first bases to receive the KC-46A Pegasus. That competition would have brought 36 jets to MacDill, and local officials want to show that the base can support a greater number of aircraft, reported the Tampa Tribune.With MacDill already slated to receive eight additional tankers starting in 2017, base supporters are pushing to obtain 12 more. They are targeting the four bases in the running to host the first Reserve-led KC-46A unit — Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; Seymour-Johnson AFB, N.C.; Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.; and Grissom ARB, Ind. Additional KC-135s should become available from the installations that receive the newer aircraft.“When these bases get the KC-46, we want the KC-135s to continue to come here,” said Chip Diehl, a former MacDill base commander who now serves as vice president of the Tampa Bay Defense Alliance.Air Force officials, however, say no decision have yet been made about relocating the Eisenhower-era tankers.The area’s congressional delegation is spearheading the effort to show that MacDill has the operational and logistical capacity to accommodate more aircraft.“Our ‘MacDill Means Mobility’ campaign will not stop there and will advocate for KC-46s to be assigned to MacDill in future years,” said a spokeswoman for Rep. Kathy Castor (D). Dan Cohen AUTHOR