Category Archives: January 2014

Want To Become A Better Manager?

Being a manager is not easy because it usually involves both tasks and people. The latter are considered the greater challenge for managers because too often organizations view employees in much the same way as material resources—a commodity. Managing people is not a talent many inherit, nor is it learned overnight. While experience may be the best teacher, the most effective and dynamic managers are those who can switch their mindset with the same facility as switching gears.  Managers confront … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, January 2014, Manager's Toolbox, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment

Preserving The Past


In many ways, downtown Westminster in Maryland has changed little in the last 100 years. Located in Carroll County, the city’s street-level shops and upper-floor apartments capture a glimpse of olden days. Local business owners greet passersby, and farming still dominates the landscape on the outskirts of town. Westminster is the quintessential “Main Street USA” community, complete with quaint tree-lined streets and stunning historic architecture on every corner. A Look Back The Westminster Branch Library is on East Main Street … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Insider Access, Issues, January 2014, Park Planner, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment


Field Notes   Billy Casper Golf—an owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts—has acquired Women on Course, a golf-networking organization. Women on Course will maintain its name and Donna Hoffman, who founded the organization in 2005, will remain as president. Racquet Sports Industry (RSI), the world’s largest tennis trade magazine, has announced it is changing its name to Tennis Industry (TI), going back to the publication’s original name after 10 years. The new name, along with a redesign, will debut … Continue reading

Posted in Departments, Issues, January 2014, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment