This month’s issue of Billboard Magazine has a particularly special note within the pages, sponsored and penned by John Mayer. The Dead & Company guitarist has been expressing gratitude to the music and culture of the Grateful Dead since he first started the gig in 2015, even calling it the best thing to ever happen to his career. Somewhat of a late-bloomer in this definitive style and genre of music, Mayer continuously finds new ways to let the fans know how grateful he is for these life-changing times.In a full page spread in Billboard, he writes quite simply,“To the band that changed my life, and for the music that keeps on coloring it in:Congratulations on the 50th anniversary of your debut album.Forever Grateful, John Mayer”In March of 1967, the Grateful Dead released their debut album The Grateful Dead. The record included few originals, “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)” and Jerry Garcia‘s “Cream Puff War,” along with some of their signature covers of “Beat It On Down The Line,” “Cold Rain and Snow,” “Sitting On Top of the World,” “Morning Dew,” “Viola Lee Blues,” and more.It’s no wonder John Mayer felt the need to attribute these career-shaping sounds, as he continues to carry the torch 50 years later while performing alongside original members guitarist Bob Weir and drummer Bill Kreutzman, and long-time percussionist Mickey Hart. The revitalized music is only accentuated through the bass wonders of Oteil Burbridge and the psychedelic keys of Jeff Chimenti. The six will hit the road again this summer. Check out the full schedule here!John Mayer will also be on solo tour this summer, promising an acoustic set, a set with the John Mayer Trio (featuring bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan), and a set with his full live band as well. More information can be found here.See below for the page from Billboard Magazine:
We spend a third of our adult life at work. If our work environment isn’t a happy place, it may start having a negative effect on our personal lives. If you want to improve the work environment in your credit union, here are three things you should consider.Get rid of Mr. NegativityWe’ve all worked in an office with Negative Nancy. When someone has a consistently poor attitude, it can affect everyone. Whether you’ve gotten feedback or not, your office will be relieved to see that person let go. You hate to see anyone lose their job, but when they’re poisoning the mojo in the office, it’s probably time to part ways.Import some comforts from homeNobody would expect the inside of your credit union to look anything like Google, but you can still have some cool perks to add comfortability to the office atmosphere. Obviously the “Front of house” areas of your credit union are all business, but you can definitely relax the employee areas of the branch. Something as simple as an open break room with comfortable chairs and some good music can provide your employees the chance to relax and recharge throughout the day.Spread the happinessThey say smiles are contagious, and they’re right. As a leader, you should make it a daily goal to spread happiness and positive energy. When you’re happy and relaxed, your team will be happy and relaxed, and that’s good for business. A happy team is a team that is engaged and eager to help customers. Happiness is good for productivity, and there’s nothing wrong with that. 49SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
As leaders of companies and organizations, we have a lot of control over our destiny. Each of the decisions we make – whether it’s related to hiring, training opportunities, product development, or member/customer service – can bring us closer to success. Of course, some of our decisions won’t be the right one, but the best we can do is put a strategy in place to keep us on the right path.Leadership coach Brad Chase has an interesting twist on a well-known equation – Einstein’s E=mc2 – to help leaders develop strong strategy. Chase’s equation: Strategy=E×mc2 in which “E” represents execution, “m” is market potential, and “c” is customer – or member – value.Customer/Member Value: It’s important to first understand your target audience and how your organization can meet their needs. The value your members/customers get out of your products and services is what’s most important (which is why Chase squares it in the equation). That’s why providing “extreme member service” is part of my organization’s mission statement. I previously spoke on this approach and my colleagues’ dedication to our members on the CUInsight Experience Podcast. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Although the majority of college students have frequent contact with their parents, students are more likely to receive encouragement from their parents to be independent and solve problems on their own — USC students are no exception, according to a recent study.Daily TrojanThe study was conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and Emmanuel College.Though 88.4 percent of the parents surveyed said they were involved in their children’s lives in 2011, far less than were “very involved.”Most USC students said they communicate with their parents about once per month and share general information, such as upcoming tests, grades, stress, housing and life back home.“I’ll tell my mom how I’m doing and what tests are coming up,” said Sherryl Bako, an undeclared freshman. “If I’m having a hard time, I’ll tell her, but I won’t go into detail.”Other students keep their parents more involved in their lives.“I am in constant contact with them and I share lots of details about my studies, social life and soccer life,” said Alexandra Harrison, a freshman majoring in English (creative writing). “However, they do not monitor me or check up on my work like in high school.”Although many students tend to keep their problems to themselves, some, like Jabree Webber, a freshman majoring in theatre, share them with their parents and often solve them with their advice.“They do give me advice, but I feel that it’s not overbearing, because they’re so far away and using their advice is up to my discretion,” Webber said.In the study, 76.5 percent of parents reported having at least weekly contact via cellphones. Weekly text messages have increased from 31.7 percent to 53.5 percent while weekly emails have decreased from 60.8 percent to 51.9 percent.The majority of USC students said they talk over the phone, send text messages and occasionally Skype with their parents, as opposed to sending emails, which are used for less personal issues, such as housing, bills and flight information.“They’re really involved from a financial standpoint, frequently reminding me of when I’m spending too much or when I need to meet deadlines for turning in paperwork and things like that,” said Bruce Cabanayan, a senior majoring in biochemistry.Aside from some financial issues, most parents don’t involve themselves much with their children’s college lives.The report claimed parents were more likely to encourage their kids to handle problems on their own.“My mom knows that I’ve grown up a lot, so she lets me make my own decisions, but she still gives me good advice and is encouraging,” said Stephanie Oguine, a freshman majoring in accounting.Most USC students are content with their parental situations.“If they were less involved I think I would have a much harder time because I wouldn’t have the same emotional support that I do currently,” said Damian Pherigo, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. “If they were much more involved it might be a little bit annoying but I do wish they could visit me in L.A. more frequently.”
The GAA/GPA All-Star Hurling team will be revealed at a ceremony in Dublin tomorrow evening.15 Tipperary players are in the running to be named on the side. The Clonmel Commercials man has become only the second player from the Premier County to make the prestigious side – Declan Browne was honoured in both 1998 and 2003.Tipp had five nominees vying for selection on the team following a highly impressive season which saw them reach the All-Ireland semi-final.Coach Shane Stapleton is delighted with the news that the county’s efforts this year haven’t gone unnoticed.