Category Archives: March 2009

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Moving Up (Or Moving Out)

We’re all familiar with the typical single-elimination tournament bracket: 16 becomes eight, which becomes four and then two until only one remains standing–the champion. Now let’s turn the bracket 90 degrees counter-clockwise to produce the typical hierarchical organizational structure–a pyramid with 16 positions at the base (or front line), and one position at the peak (the boss). The Roles Of Organizations Some agencies pride themselves as being the “proving ground” for staff members that, by design, leave those agencies to … Continue reading

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Gambling On DNA – How Far Are Parents Willing To Go?

Can you imagine holding an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at a local bar during happy hour? Or how about taking someone struggling with a diet to an all-you-can-eat buffet? You’re right, it wouldn’t happen because the temptation would just be too great. Yet, when it comes to temptation, what a Colorado-based company is doing goes far beyond those scenarios. Ever since opening its doors for business, it has been preying on the obsessions of moms and dads who bring their kids … Continue reading

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Serve Up Volleyball Leagues And Tournaments

As a manager of properties with recreation areas for more than ten years, I have heard the question many times: Should I add a volleyball court? If you have the interest of patrons, space and funds available to build one, the answer is yes. Volleyball is a popular sport among all age groups. No matter what type of facility, you can make volleyball work. Indoor Or Outdoor Indoor volleyball works for recreation centers that have either extremely hot or cold … Continue reading

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Serve Up Volleyball Leagues And Tournaments

As a manager of properties with recreation areas for more than ten years, I have heard the question many times: Should I add a volleyball court? If you have the interest of patrons, space and funds available to build one, the answer is yes. Volleyball is a popular sport among all age groups. No matter what type of facility, you can make volleyball work. Indoor Or Outdoor Indoor volleyball works for recreation centers that have either extremely hot or cold … Continue reading

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