NextGen Know-How: Do you have what it takes to be a leader?

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » When I was fresh out of college, I worked in the IT department as a help desk representative for an insurance company in upstate New York where I grew up. I was the person you called if you had a computer problem, forgot your password or couldn’t get your macros to work in Word Perfect.One day my boss told me he was going to hire another representative to help me and that this person would report to me. I didn’t really know much about leadership or managing, but from the outside, it looked pretty cool. Better pay, better title, a nice office and more authority. It seemed straightforward, a nice reward for doing good work. It seemed like when you became a manager, you’d finally made it.Four weeks later, I started managing for the first time. I had no idea what I was doing. I quickly figured out that management wasn’t so straightforward after all, and frankly, not as fun as I had imagined.As leaders, we need to give people a peek behind the curtain of what leadership really is before they become leaders. Perhaps then we will begin to fill leadership positions with people who want the job for the right reasons—to serve others and make an impact.last_img read more

South Korea tracks new coronavirus outbreak in Seoul nightclubs

first_imgWhen several local media outlets identified the nightclubs as “gay clubs,” it sparked criticism the disclosures and media coverage could out lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer(LGBTQ) individuals against their will or lead to discrimination.”Gay” and “Itaewon corona” were among the top trending terms on South Korea’s Naver web search portal following the reports.Some social media users worried that fear of public disclosure could deter some club goers from being tested, and compared the cluster to the country’s largest outbreak, which infected thousands of members of a secretive church.The reports included the age, gender, location and movements of the first individual who was tested positive after visiting those clubs, as well as the type of job he worked in, according to Solidarity for LGBT Human Rights in Korea, the nation’s largest rights group.”It is not just unhelpful to disclose information of an individual’s movement for prevention efforts, but also a serious human rights violation that invades the individual’s privacy and has him outed to society,” the group said.Some local media later amended headlines, removing references to “gay bars” but did not make any official apologies.Homosexuality is not illegal in South Korea, and there is growing public acceptance of LGBTQ relations.Yet discrimination remains widespread and some gay people suffer hate crimes, rights advocates say.To battle the coronavirus outbreak, South Korea has embraced a high-tech approach to contact tracing, which can include accessing a patient’s cell phone location data, CCTV footage, credit card statements, and other information.Automated cell phone alerts are then sent to anyone suspected of having been in the same area as the confirmed case, with health authorities often disclosing details on the patient’s gender, age, whereabouts and sometimes workplace in an effort to track new cases.  “These venues have all the dangerous conditions that we were the most concerned about,” KCDC director Jeong Eun-kyeong said on Friday, referring to crowding and ventilation issues.”We think it is necessary to strengthen management for such facilities and we urge you to refrain from visiting such facilities as much as possible.”Seoul city officials say they have a list of about 1,500 people who have visited the clubs, and more cases have been confirmed in other cities where the patients lived or travelled. Authorities have asked anyone who visited the clubs over the weekend to self isolate for 14 days and be tested.The cluster of infections also raised controversy over the possible unintended side effects of South Korea’s invasive tracing and wide public disclosure of some patient information. South Korean health authorities are investigating a small but growing coronavirus outbreak centered in a handful of Seoul nightclubs, seeking to keep infections in check as the country moves to less restrictive social distancing measures.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Friday at least 15 people have confirmed cases of the virus linked to the clubs in Itaewon, a neighborhood popular with Koreans and foreigners in the city.South Korea has reported only a handful of cases in recent days, the majority of them in people arriving from overseas. The nightclub infections, while still limited, are expected to increase, and come at a time when the country has eased some social distancing restrictions.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Hughes regrets Fulham resignation

first_img Hughes spent a promising year at Fulham, guiding the team to an impressive eighth spot in the Premier League in 2010-11. He is proud of that achievement but is now focusing on his task with Stoke, where he has made an encouraging start since being appointed in the summer. The past fortnight has brought setbacks, however, with defeats to Arsenal and Norwich, and Hughes wants to get back to winning ways at his old club. He said: “I had a great time at Fulham, there are some fantastic people there. “We had a great year. We were eighth in the Premier League when I left, their second-highest position ever in the Premier League. “At the time I made a decision I thought was correct but in hindsight it probably wasn’t. “I think most Fulham fans will feel I did well in a short amount of time. “I don’t think I have got anything to prove there. I am looking to go back there with my team now, which is Stoke, and do well. “We need to get back on track.” Hughes is disappointed that his successor at Fulham, Martin Jol, has come under fire in recent weeks. Fulham have made an indifferent start to the season, collecting just four points from six games, but Hughes says it is too early to write off the Dutchman. He said: “I think it is really crazy at this early stage of the season. “It is ridiculous that a quality manager like Martin Jol is coming under pressure. “He has got great experience and has worked at a high level throughout his career. “He has the ability and knowledge to get through a perceived period of uncertainty.” Hughes has earned plaudits for some of his early work at Stoke, notably his desire to develop a more fluid passing style and change the perception of the team as physical and direct. The reign of former manager Tony Pulis continues to cast a shadow, however, with reports this week of a bust-up between players at the training ground. It was claimed that captain Ryan Shawcross told off striker Kenywne Jones for publicly criticising the former boss and an argument involving several players ensued. Hughes said: “That was a fabrication. It never actually happened. “I don’t know why the guy who wrote the story seemed to want to go down that route. “Whether or not he has got an agenda and is trying to be mischievous, I have no idea. It certainly didn’t happen.” Stoke owner Peter Coates has since asked players to stop speaking publicly about Pulis. Hughes said: “Mr Coates has mentioned that it is unhelpful to keep bringing Tony up and I fully agree with that. “But there was never any bust-up. It was a total fabrication.” Hughes resigned as Fulham manager in the summer of 2011, citing a desire to further his career. At the time he was heavily linked with the vacancy at Aston Villa but it was QPR where he was eventually to work next, and it proved to be a dismal experience. Press Association Mark Hughes has admitted he made a mistake in leaving Fulham as he prepares to return to the west London club with Stoke this weekend. The Welshman was sacked last November after just 10 chaotic months at Loftus Road with his team bottom of the Premier League. He is now hoping to revive his career at Stoke but revealed regret over his Fulham exit as he prepared for his first return to Craven Cottage. The 49-year-old said: “I left under something of a cloud. “At the time I made the decision to leave because, given what I knew and what I thought was going to happen in the future, I couldn’t commit to a new contract. “I made the decision to leave but, with hindsight, it was probably the wrong decision. “When I was there I had a few doubts over what kind of investment would be made available to strengthen the team. “I interpreted that as maybe that the club didn’t want to keep on progressing. “Obviously, almost immediately after I left they started investing in good players and spending some money, so I probably got that wrong.” last_img read more

Rooney bags first MLS hat trick in D.C. romp

first_imgLucas Rodriguez and Ulises Segura also scored for host D.C. United, who peppered the Salt Lake goal with 22 shots.Goalkeeper Bill Hamid made two stops to earn his third straight shutout as D.C. United is the lone team to have not allowed a goal this season.Rooney scored on a penalty kick in the 34th minute and then added another with a chip shot over the goalkeeper in the 41st minute. He completed the hat trick with a perfectly-timed sliding score at the 65th minute of the second half.Elsewhere, Uruguay international Nicolas Lodeiro set up one goal and scored an audacious penalty as the Seattle Sounders maintained their 100 percent start to the season with a 4-2 victory at Chicago Fire.The Sounders made it three wins out of three after taking control of the game with two unanswered goals in the opening 15 minutes at Chicago’s SeatGeek Stadium.Spanish winger Victor Rodriguez fired Seattle into the lead after eight minutes, tucking away a low finish at the far post after good work down the right by Jordan Morris.Lodeiro then created Seattle’s second, splitting open Chicago’s defence with a sublime pass to Morris.The US international striker still had plenty to do, but adjusted his body position brilliantly to steer a finish beyond Chicago goalkeeper David Ousted to make it 2-0.Seattle extended their lead early in the second half when Rodriguez was bundled over in the area on 49 minutes, allowing Lodeiro to step up and chip a Panenka penalty in off the underside of the bar.Chicago hit back with goals from Raheem Edwards and Fabian Herbers but Raul Ruidiaz’s late goal made the game safe for Seattle, who now lead the Western Conference standings with a maximum of nine points.Minnesota, who have also taken maximum points from their opening two games, can draw level later Saturday with a win over the Los Angeles Galaxy.Los Angeles FC, the only other team to make a perfect start to the season, face New York City FC on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wayne Rooney registered his first three goals of the new season and also his first hat trick since signing on with Major League Soccer in July 2018 © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Patrick McDermottLOS ANGELES, United States, Mar 17 – Former England star Wayne Rooney scored three goals on Saturday night to lead D.C. United to a crushing 5-0 victory over Real Salt Lake.Rooney registered his first three goals of the new season and also his first hat trick since signing on with Major League Soccer in July 2018. He now has five multi-goal games.last_img read more

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