From the monthly archives: July 2011

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7/18/2011 12:07 AM

A Healthy Approach to Sickness

Here's a tricky question that I've run into in my own business from time to time, and one that I expect you've encountered: How do you feel about the hero employee who turns up for work when they're patently sick? Sheesh, you've probably done it yourself. But does it make sense? Well, of course, that all depends on what kind of sickness it is and how it impacts on everyone else's performance. But the bottom line for me is that if an employee - or even you - has a contagious sickness, you should not be in the workplace. The reason is so glaringly obvious it hardly needs stating -- but I will. The sick person will simply infect others, and then you'll have an even bigger problem on your hands. Still, some employees, especially the good ones as it happens, seem to think they'll get marked down for taking sick leave. Your job is to let them know that's not the case -- and don’t wait till they fall sick to tell them. Let them know it's more important that they give you as much warning as possible if they t ...

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7/6/2011 12:40 AM

Protect Yourself-An Agent Reveals 373 Ways to Protect the Safety & Well Being of What Matters Most To You...

Here is an excerpt from my latest book "Protect Yourself"  It gives some important information on protecting your home. How to Protect Your Home and Save Money As far as I'm concerned, home safety boils down to two things – protecting your home and possessions, and taking care of yourself and your family. Let's start with the building and contents.  Things that won't cost you a cent You don't have to turn your home into a fortress or spend a lot of money to make your place a heck-of-a-lot tougher for thieves to penetrate. In fact, there are a few things that won't cost a cent. I'm thinking here about keeping your doors and windows locked whenever possible, the garage door shut, letting trustworthy neighbors know and canceling newspaper and mail deliveries when you're going away, and fixing those shaky old fences.  Don't hide an emergency door key outside – thieves know all the "secret" places you believe they'll never think of, including that little bunny-rabbit figurine with ...

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7/4/2011 11:47 PM

Top 10 Boating Tips

As Boating season is upon is, here are my top 10 tips to stay safe in the water.  1. Always wear a life jacket and insist that your crew and guests do the same.  Approximately 75 percent of all fatal boating accident victims drowned in 2009.(1) Eighty-four percent of those who drowned were not wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) or life jacket. Always have an adequate supply of personal flotation devices aboard. Make sure that children are wearing appropriate life jackets that fit correctly. Drowning was the reported cause of death for approximately 50 percent of the children who perished in boating accidents in 2009. Seven out of every 10 boaters who drowned were on vessels less than 21’ in length. In cold water areas, life jackets are even more important. A fall into water colder than 60 degrees (Fahrenheit) can induce “cold shock” – a sudden gasping for air that can increase the risk of drowning, especially in older people.  2. Never drink alcohol while boati ...

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