Friday, March 27, 2015

Princess Cupcake Jone's

Are you wondering what to put in your child's Easter Basket?
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Princess Cupcake Jone's is the perfect book for any child at any age. We all know reading to our kids is a good thing—but are you familiar with the specific advantages your toddler or preschool-age child can receive by being exposed to the merits of reading? Below are some benefits that highlight the importance of reading to your child between the ages of two and five.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

When a divorce happens

after two people have been married for many years, the results can be devastating for both the husband and the wife. Divorce is never easy, no matter how cordial both parties act towards one another. This is a complicated process and the terms that are determined will affect both people and their children for many years to come. With so much at stake, it is essential for every person who is going through a divorce to have an attorney representing them who has handled many divorce cases before. If you perform an online search, you will find many Cordell & Cordell reviews. These reviews will describe the professionalism and experience that Cordell & Cordell bring to the table in terms of divorce representation. Here are some examples of how divorce lawyers protect your future.

They work out reasonable child support payments

A divorce should not leave you financially crippled. Your lawyer will see to it that this does not happen. If you have children and your spouse is awarded sole custody, you will be expected to make child support payments. Your attorney will make sure that the child support that is ordered is fair. Your children should receive financial support, but not to the point where you are not able to support yourself financially. 

They will negotiate how assets are divided

This is where many divorces can get messy. One party is angry at the other party, so they use the divorce process as a way of exacting their revenge. They do this by trying to go after their spouse's assets. It is the responsibility of your divorce attorney to use all of his or her legal skills to protect your assets and prevent your spouse from being awarded them by the court. Your assets represent a lifetime of hard work. They should not be ripped away from you during a divorce proceeding just because your spouse wants to get some form of payback. 

They will get you the child custody or visitation you deserve

If you have children with the person you are divorcing, both of you will hopefully be able to work out a custody or visitation agreement without the court being forced to intervene. However, this is not always the way things work out. If your spouse is trying to deny you custody or visitation with your children, your attorney will vehemently defend your parental rights.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Spot of Culture - Unmissable New York Attractions

“The glamour of it all!” 
said Charlie Chaplin, “New York! America!”
Many after him have felt the same way gazing out over the unforgettable New York skyline. Visitors to the city are spoiled for choice with things to do and see but there are some things you simply can’t miss:
The Statue of Liberty
Lady Liberty is one the most recognizable statues in the world and visitors flock to see her all year round. Get a distant glimpse of her from either the Staten Island Ferry or a New York Water Taxi as part of a day tour hopping on and off at the city’s piers. For a closer look at the 125 year old statue book a place on the National Park Services free half-hour tours of the grounds. There is even a tour of her crown but places are limited so book ahead.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Founded in 1870, this museum houses one of the biggest collections of art in the world. The museum that locals call the ‘Met’ offers public art on a truly grand scale. With over 17 acres of gallery space and more than 2 million objects in its permanent collection you’d need a few months to see the entire picture. For a quick but memorable visit, make your way to the roof garden which is open from April to October. This space contains classic and modern sculpture installations and a picturesque cafĂ© — and you get unrivalled views of the next attraction on this list.
Central Park
At a whopping 840 acres, this iconic green space in the heart of New York City is too big to see in a day. However, there are plenty of cultural hotspots that will reward a visit as part of a planned sightseeing trip. Highlights include a bronze statue of Alice in Wonderland on the East Side engraved with lines from Lewis Carrol’s nonsensical poem "Jabberwocky" as well as the tranquil Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis reservoir where you can see more than 20 species of waterbirds in season.
The Big Apple is one of the great cities of the world and has many stories to tell. For a deeper insight into its history and culture look up the New York Historical Society where you can find historical manuscripts, photos, prints and much more.
Image by Sue Waters, used under Creative Commons license

Monday, March 9, 2015

Effective Leadership Steers Companies to Become Good Corporate Citizens

Effective leadership can help transform the image of a company, and an outspoken leader with strong views can shape an entire industry. In particular, financial companies need strong leaders and visionaries in order to make an impact in the corporate world, but
society also needs those same decision makers standing up for fundamentals and bringing issues to light that affect everyone. Natixis Global Asset Management the Americas & Asia CEO John Hailer is just one example of the types of business leaders building companies toward the next generation of success thanks to a strong voice in the media, philanthropy, and community service.
Community Service
Corporations and businesses have a responsibility to the communities in which they operate, and since many employees and their families will likely be living in those same communities, it is important for civic organizations, clubs, and more to receive some recognition from the company. Having an active role in the community is good for the image of the corporation, but participation from a business leader sends a strong message to everyone in the geographic area.
Media Voice
Executive officers of a company often have the opportunity to be vocal through media outlets, and giving a voice to company is important. However, different types of businesses have various specialties, and when a financial company executive lends a voice on issues like retirement and savings, the effort does not go unnoticed. Effective leadership often requires taking a stand on tough issues, but when the people behind those views take the time to explain their thought process, the entire situation can get some exposure and everyone can gain some valuable perspective. Plus, many business leaders can even make an impact with government officials.
Philanthropy
One of the most important roles a business leader is to encourage philanthropy and charity work. Companies often earn huge sums of money, and while profits are important in business, people really do matter. Encouraging employees to make donations is one thing, but making sure the company is doing what it can to offset the burdens of others and improve society is often the job of the executive committee. These leaders set the tone for the entire organization, and often the funding provided by a business can keep organizations afloat to continue serving the public and building strong relations.
In the end, everyone wins when corporate leaders take the reins of responsibility to make their company impact society. By encouraging community service, establishing a strong voice in the media, and providing a sound structure of philanthropy, normal people transform into effective leaders. These people blaze the way for others to follow. Adapting to changing times and being good corporate citizens are requirements of top companies and the people that make them work.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Why Focus on Talent in The Hiring Process?

Hiring the BEST person for a job can be more difficult than people would think. As the Executive Director of a company I have to say ~ hiring the best person for a management job was one of the most difficult part of my job.
Check below the key information on why focusing on talent is so important.