Bosses who yell, micromanage and threaten their way to the top, often at the expense of miserable underlings are all too common in today's workplaces.
But the Tony Sopranos and Darth Vaders of popular culture are not the most effective CEOs in the real world, according to a new study from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
The best bosses are humble bosses, those who empower and appreciate their employees, are open to feedback and care about the greater good, according to the research published in Administrative Science Quarterly.
"Humility is not weakness," Angelo Kinicki, a professor of W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, said Tuesday during a phone interview.
"Humility has its effects across levels of an organization in an empowered, uplifting way. You can't browbeat people into performance."
The research comes from Kinicki, Anne Tsui and David Waldman of the W.P Carey School, Amy Ou of the National University of Singapore, Zhixing Xiao of George Washington University, and Lynda Jiwen Song of the Renmin University of China.
They interviewed the CEOs of 63 private companies in China and about 1,000 of the managers who work with them.
What they found is that humble bosses are strong bosses.
Traditionally, bombastic, self-assured, egocentric people are often thought to be the best leaders, Kinicki said.
"There's a stereotype that humble people are weak people, and I've never agreed with that," Kinicki said.
"Humble people are quieter, more in the background, but they lead in a different way, by empowering their employees, which trickles down," Kinicki said.
He said the qualities of a humble boss include:
• Self awareness.
•.Openness to feedback.
• Appreciation of others.
• Low self-focus.
• Appreciation of the greater good.
The qualities of CEOs with less humility include:
• More self-focus.
• Concern over their self gain, as opposed to helping the team.
• More controlling.
• Unilateral decision making.
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1. They don't care who makes more money
2. They share at least one hobby
3. They're cool with spending time apart
4. They figure out the best ways to split up chores
5. They have sex, even if they aren't raring to go
6. They touch each other every day
7. They have a video game strategy
8. They respect one another's fighting styles
9. They want to be healthy
10. They forego or limit their social media
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Reference list of WQMX Country Concerts 2014
The Band Perry July 31st@ Medina County Fair
Rascal Flatts August 1 @ Blossom
Luke BryanAugust 21 @ Blossom
Luke Bryan August 22@ Blossom
Jo Dee Messina August 29 @ Rocksino
Thompson Square Sept 5 @ Rocksino
Scotty McCreary Sept 8th @ Wayne County Fair
Chris Cagle Sept 9th @ Wayne County Fair
Dierks BentleySeptember 26 @ Blossom
Eric Church October 10 @ The Q
Frankie Ballard Oct 30th House of Blues
David Nail November 13th @ House of Blues
Jerrod Neimann November 14 @ House of Blues
Kip Moore November 29th @ Palace Playhouse Square
According to Redbook, here are some foods that skinny people eat every day
Chocolate – A study found that people who eat chocolate regularly are actually slimmer than people who didn’t enjoy it as often. This is because depriving yourself of something you enjoy causes you to overeat later.
Almond butter – It’s high-protein, high-fiber, and contains “healthy” fat.
Cottage cheese – It’s the most filling type of cheese out there and has lots of protein and calcium.
Avocados – Avocados actually suppress appetite because they take up to six hours to fully digest.
Pickles – They’re great for snacking on because they’re crunchy and salty … but have very few calories.
Water – It’s a no-brainer, but water fills you up so that you eat less. And drinking it cold may even help speed up your resting metabolism.
Other foods: artichokes, rasberries and spinach
Complete article: http://www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/advice/what-skinny-people-eat?click=pp#slide-1
We found this great article on one of our favorite sites: Lifehack.
We have all, at one point or another, poisoned our own happiness, whether it be through worry, fear, or just poor decision making. Life can certainly throw a person into a tailspin but the real culprit isn’t the adversity, it’s how we perceive and respond to the adversity that determines the outcome. Sometimes it is simply a matter of wrong motives in life that can lead us down the venomous path, rather than the path that leads to the antidote. Here are some highlights and you can find the whole article here: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/20-poisons-your-happiness.html
2. Need for "Stuff"
3. Holding a grudge
5. Need to fix other people
7. Unreasonable expectations of others.
8. Self-righteous attitude
9. Living in the past
There are a ton of apps designed to keep women safe these days. They mostly rely on tracking software and easy-to-push alarm buttons that let your friends and family know you're in danger. But why just women? Men and women can be victims. Here are some wearable gadgets to keep women... and men safe.
Some of the wearable items include:
Estately set out with the simple mission—to determine which U.S. states have a lifestyle most similar to the themes in country music songs. To do this, we researched where people are most likely to drive pickups down dirt roads, have their heart broken by a cowboy or cowgirl, or sip cold beers or whiskey by the river after a long day of work. Here’s the criteria we used to find our results…
ALABAMA (10th): Sweet home Alabama is the second most religious state, but that doesn’t mean it’s honoring its wedding vows (6th highest divorce rate).
ALASKA (31st): If you replace dirt roads with ice roads, and cowboys with commercial fishers, Alaska’s ranking probably comes out a lot higher.
ARIZONA (33rd): Arizona’s country singers probably write more songs about a woman leaving her man after the air conditioner broke than any other.
ARKANSAS (5th): The state of Arkansas might have come in first if it didn’t fill its red Solo cups primarily with non-alcoholic grape juice (50th for boozing).
CALIFORNIA (42nd): You’re far more likely to spot a celebrity in California than to see a pickup truck with a cooler of beer in the back (48th for pickup sales and 42nd for beer/liquor purchases).
COLORADO (27th): High on the mountain top, the rest of the world’s just a little bitty spot, so perhaps altitude is the reason Colorado has nobody in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
CONNECTICUT (50th): Connecticut’s ideal form of country music would be Carly Rae Jepsen performing her one hit over and over while wearing Daisy Duke’s.
DELAWARE (41st): The state may be 3rd for beer and liquor purchases, but all that boozing has so far failed to inspire any iconic country music drinking songs.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (46th): Pickup trucks are none too popular with the fine lobbyists who reside in our nation’s capital (51st in pickup truck sales).
FLORIDA (21st): For every jacked up truck in Florida driven by someone with cut-off sleeves there’s a retired investment banker strolling through town in yellow thong that really hurts the state’s ranking here.
GEORGIA (24th-tie): Do not rock the jukebox in Georgia. This is Alan Jackson country.
HAWAII (45th): If by “country music” you mean “Taylor Swift,” then yes, Hawaiians do love country music.
IDAHO (29th): All of Idaho’s rowdy friends are living the country life in Montana and Wyoming.
ILLINOIS (35th): Man, if you want to meet a bunch of people who know all the words to Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun” then you need to go to Illinois.
INDIANA (26th): Southern Indiana is resenting the northern part of the state even more for this low ranking.
IOWA (17th): The state is thick with cowboys and cowgirls (3rd), and has miles of dirt roads (5th), but that setting hasn’t put any locals in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Those corn maizes make it too hard for locals to find their way to Nashville!
KANSAS (6th): Chillin’ on a dirt road is always an option in Kansas since it’s got the most miles of dirt road per square mile of any state in America.
KENTUCKY (8th): The odds of you being an unemployed cowboy whose wife just walked out are very high in Kentucky.
LOUISIANA (4th): When you’re sad and lonely and got no place to go you can always go honkey tonkin’ in Louisiana. Always.
MAINE (38th): Mamas in Maine don’t have to worry about their babies growing up to be cowboys because the state is largely devoid of any cows (49th in beef production). However, all hope is not lost as country music is still waiting for songs about the hard lives of America’s lonesome blueberry farmers.
MARYLAND (37th): In Maryland, most locals still believe Dolly Parton was one of the actresses on the TV showTrading Places.
MASSACHUSETTS (48th): The only country band anyone will admit listening to in Massachusetts is the Dixie Chicks.
MINNESOTA (23rd): Someday the artist formerly known as Prince, and now once again known as Prince, is going to make an awesome country album and nobody will question Minnesota’s surprisingly high 23rd place ranking.
MICHIGAN (34th): Big belt buckles are commonly stolen in Michigan.
MISSISSIPPI (16th): Mississippi is the most religious state in America, but it’s also the state where someone is most likely to sell their soul to the devil at a crossroads in exchange for music success.
MISSOURI (3rd): It’s fifth for cowboys/cowgirls and it’s got the sixth most performers in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
MONTANA (15th): Many a cooler of beer can be found in back of a pickup, but few of those pickup trucks are found in church parking lots.
NEBRASKA (11th): In Nebraska, baby’s got her blue jeans on because she works on a ranch (first for cowboys and cowgirls).
NEVADA (39th): Nevada is fifth for beer and liquor consumption, and it’s first for divorce. Perhaps if Nevada was more familiar with the works of Loretta Lynn they wouldn’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on its mind.
NEW HAMPSHIRE (44th): Someday, Toby Keith is going to cause a riot in New Hampshire when he sings about giving beer to his horses. Beer is sacred in New Hampshire, and certainly not something given to livestock.
NEW JERSEY (51st—last place): Eventually, when the whole world’s gone country, New Jersey will still be playing that one cassette tape filled with Paula Abdul songs recorded off a Top 40 radio station.
NEW MEXICO (19th): The odds of your husband driving off in your pickup truck and never returning are quite high in New Mexico (16th for pickup sales and 9th for divorce).
NEW YORK (47th): You won’t hear much country outside of rural New York, unless you’re in a Brooklyn bar filled with hipsters ironically singing it at karaoke.
NORTH CAROLINA (22nd): North Carolina’s residents could dramatically increase their state’s ranking on this list by trading in their sedan for a pickup, and then filing for divorce.
NORTH DAKOTA (7th): The average day in a North Dakota person’s life involves driving the pickup (1st for sales) along dirt roads to the oil fields, working all day (1st for employment), drinking all night (1st for beer/liquor consumption), and then waking up alone because he/she never got married.
OHIO (24th-Tie): Ohio is home to the ninth most members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and a good number of coal miners’ daughters.
OKLAHOMA (1st place): Even though they don’t drink much beer and liquor in the land of Garth Brooks, the state is still in the top fourteen in all other categories, which makes it the number one state on this list.
OREGON (40th): Loretta Lynn may drink sloe gin fizz by the bucket in Portland, but that’s about as country as that state gets.
PENNSYLVANIA (32nd): Wow, it’s hard to believe that Eagles fans would would allow Pennsylvania to be home to so many cowboys (12th most).
RHODE ISLAND (49th): Is the rumor true that the only country station in Rhode Island just plays an old Hootie & the Blowfish album on repeat 24/7?
SOUTH CAROLINA (13th): How come nobody in South Carolina has written a country song about the roof on the mobile home collapsing under the weight of the DIRECTV satelite dish?
SOUTH DAKOTA (9th): Carpooling to work is a challenge in a state where everyone owns a pickup truck (fourth most).
TENNESSEE (12th): Tennessee coming in 12th place was the most surprising finding on this list. Despite being a center for country music and home to the most residents in Country Music Hall of Fame, the Volunteer State came up in short in a number of other key categories.
TEXAS (2nd): Texas was country before country was cool, including back when Texas was its own country.
UTAH (43rd): Folks in Utah mate for life (50th in divorce rate), so there’s little heartbreak to croon about. Could be one factor in why it’s in last place for local residents in the Country Music Hall of Fame, and probably partly responsible for the lowest rate of alcohol intake.
VERMONT (27th): The maple syrup life ain’t a good life, but it’s Vermont’s life.
VIRGINIA (20th): Virginia is home to the third most members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, but locals probably toast to this accomplishment with sweet tea (49th for beer and liquor consumption).
WASHINGTON (36th): Willie Nelson music career began by singing about loggers in Washington state, but it has yet to inspire the Evergreen State to go country. However, 100.7 The Wolf is working on it.
WEST VIRGINIA (18th): Some say when West Virginians talk about having friends in low places they’re talking about having friends in Ohio.
WISCONSIN (28th): Wisconsin isn’t known for its country scene, perhaps because it inspires lyrics like this,“Somebody will buy another round / and with every drinks are free / what made Milwaukee famous / has made a fool out of me.”
WYOMING (14th): In Wyoming, an alleged 30% of all marriages start in traffic jams because there’s just something women like about a pickup man (2nd for pickup sales).
At Thanksgiving time, Butterball opens up their Turkey Talk-Line.. Now a team of “Certified Grill Masters” will be available from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday Phone 1-855-544-7455
The hot July weather brings plenty of cool deals:
Fourth of July deals
• Boston Market is offering family meals at half price on Independence Day.
• Lowe’s Home Improvement is giving a 10 percent discount to all veterans who served honorably and who present a valid Form DD214 or other proof of service.
Other July deals
• It’s National 7-11 day on July 11, and 7-Eleven convenience stores are serving up free Slurpees.
• July 11 is also National Cow Appreciation Day. Wear your cow costume to Chick-fil-A and get a free meal.
• Celebrate National Cheesecake Day June 30 with half-off a slice of cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory.
• Shop now for great deals on outside furniture and grills, as well as shorts, bathing suits and T-shirts. Think about buying now for your child’s 2015 summer wardrobe.
• As soon as the Fourth of July is behind us, retailers will start gearing up for Back to School. But don't buy yet – better deals await.
• The produce aisles are exploding with deals on seasonal items such as tomatoes, melons, corn and berries. Now is a great time to freeze or can items.
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