Have an employee who’s struggling? Here’s how to help

first_img continue reading » Leaders of organizations and teams are tasked with keeping their employees on track. High-performers can make your job seem easy – they handle their responsibilities with little oversight or intervention. But the reality is you likely have at least one person on your team who is struggling, and even high-performers experience slumps.It’s common for leaders to relate better to the high-performers because it’s much easier to give praise than constructive criticism. However, those who are struggling need guidance and extra effort. So how do you handle it? Leadership guru Lolly Daskal has eight tips to help you coach a struggling employee:Identify the issue. Put your emotional intelligence (EQ) to work by being observant and actively listening to identify what is contributing to the employee’s troubles. Is there something outside of work that is demanding their attention? Are they not being challenged enough? Are they too in the weeds and overwhelmed? You need to understand what is going on before you develop a solution. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Keeping up with the Joneses

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Ghanaian Airline Launches Service in Liberia

first_imgAn AWA Carrier-AWA Commences flights from Monrovia-Accra starts next weekLiberia’s premier airport, the Roberts International Airport is not only experiencing major facelifts on its runway and terminals, but is at the same time attracting investments that are geared towards opening up the country for more investment, especially in realization of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional economic integration—And it is in this vein that the Ghanaian carrier, Africa World Airlines (AWA), has become the latest carrier within the region to begin flight to and from Monrovia.AWA, which is Ghana’s largest and that country’s fastest-growing regional carrier, is poised to begin its maiden flight to Liberia shortly, joining a host of other carriers that are making use of the RIA facilities and at the same time making Liberia their home.As the latest carrier to add to the collection in Liberia, AWA will operate a thrice-weekly service between Accra and Monrovia, beginning Tuesday, December 12.The start of a direct service by Africa World Airlines (AWA) between Ghana’s capital Accra and Monrovia is expected to deepen trade relations between the two countries, the Airline’s local Head of Commercial, Richard Kyereh told a forum of Liberia Travel agencies in Monrovia on Friday.During a power-point presentation at the acquaintance gathering, Mr. Kyereh disclosed that the airline will operate flights on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, a new service that will offer the traveling public more options traveling between the two West African states.Accra-Monrovia-Accra flights will depart Kotoka International Airport at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and arrive in Monrovia at 1:30 p.m. The return flight will depart Monrovia at 2:10 p.m. and arrive in Accra at 4:10 p.m., he said.The airline is in partnership with Hainan Airline, one of the largest Chinese airlines. It has six carriers and will use an E-145, a 50 seater aircraft, on this route. Mr. Kyereh also disclosed that the company will shortly acquire additional two E-190 (90 seater) aircrafts, to add to its Monrovia fleet.The airline will also shortly begin commercial flights to Abidjan, Dakar, Freetown and Banjul, he disclosed. Apart from Ghana, where the airline is said to be dominating the industry, it currently flies only to Lagos five times weekly.In terms of safety, Kyereh he said AWA is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). An airline can only be a member when it is IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) IOSA certified. IATA supports aviation with global standards for airline safety, security, efficiency and sustainability while IOSA is the benchmark for global safety management in airlines.The vision of a more economically integrated West Africa is gradually becoming a reality as more regional airlines begin intra flight services in the region.It could be recalled last December, Med-View Airline, a private Nigerian aviation firm, launched its maiden flight from Lagos, Nigeria, to the Roberts International Airport (RIA), Liberia. Med-View Airline has since operated a regular flight to Accra, Ghana, Monrovia, Liberia, and Freetown, Sierra Leone, respectively.The Med-View management, at a program held at the RIA upon the arrival of the maiden flight, said the historic arrival of its maiden flight Number VL0203 was part of its efforts to support the shared vision of free movement of trade and services within the ECOWAS region.Ghana and Liberia have very good diplomatic relations and it is no secret that a significant number of nationals of both counties (Liberians and Ghanaians) current live and work in across the two countries. Another point to note is that fishing communities along Ghana’s coasts have relations in coastal Monrovia as well.Given Ghana’s numerous traditional and non-traditional exports, the new service opens a new chapter for intra-Africa trade in the sub-region. This presents an enormous opportunity for businesses and investors in both countries.AWA Sales and Marketing Manager, Victoria Abena Takyi, at the forum underscored the impressive strides AWA has made in its four year of existence and their quest for growth and their ever expansion in the region, has led them to the Liberian market. She made mention of the quality of services that AWA brings to the aviation industry in Liberia. “Quality is a habit and not an act and so at AWA we have always provided quality services,” she said.AWA’s Marketing Manager (far left) and others at the forumShe said the company is here to stay, but that is also incumbent upon the reception from the Liberia people. “We are here to stay but that is if you want us to stay,” she said.She indicated that the Airline is the best in Ghana and its high quality performance is reflected in the number of awards it has won. AWA, she noted, has won Ghanaian Best Domestic Airline of the year on six consecutive occasions, while the airline also won the Africa Best Brand of the year in 2016.In remarks, a member of the Liberia Travel Agencies, P. Cammue Kollie, lauded AWA for coming to invest in the Liberia aviation industry. “We are ready to work with you and will ensure that you stay,” he said.Meanwhile, the officials said that any customer who flies four times with AWA is guaranteed a free ticket on his/her next flight and anyone, company or group that purchases ten tickets for AWA’s flight automatically get one ticket free.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FOUR LANTERNS USL: ROVERS CLOSE GAP WITH 3-1 WIN OVER FANAD UNITED

first_imgFour Lanterns USLLetterkenny Rovers              3Fanad Utd.                             1 Letterkenny Rovers were made to work hard by a dogged Fanad Utd side before eventually running out 3-1 winners on a crisp spring Sunday afternoon at Leckview Park.The win sees Rovers close the gap on leaders Cockhill Celtic to 3 points at the top of the Ulster Senior League table which could make the league run-in very interesting indeed.Fanad boss Arthur Lynch in his pre match plans would have wished his side could contain Rovers for as long as possible but those hopes were thrown awry when Rovers scored after just two minutes.Jonathan Minnock’s free kick wasn’t cleared properly and it fell to Paul Boyle and his header looped over goalkeeper Paddy Kelly and off the crossbar before falling to Christy Connaghan who had the simple task of tapping home from close range. Fanad though came close though a Marty McAteer free kick but for the remainder of the half any chances fell to the home side with Paul McVeigh going close with a header, Darren McElwaine just wide from a free kick while David Shovlin should have scored on 24 minutes but screwed his shot wide after initially doing well to dispossess Davitt Walsh. Ryan Lonergan then had an effort on 33 minutes before Keelin McElwaine shot high and wide for Fanad on 37 minutes when well placed.Rovers for all their dominance only went in at the break leading by the single goal but they doubled the advantage just 73 seconds into the second half. Again it was a Minnock free kick which was the catalyst which was headed down by Darren McElwaine to the far post were the inrushing Shovlin could not miss.The Cathedral Town men tried to get the all-important third goal and came close twice through Darren McElwaine and Steve Okakpo-Emeka after good work on both occasions from sub Kevin McGrath but it was the visitors who did manage to grab the third goal which made it nervy for the hosts.The goal was a snapshot from Davitt Walsh from 25 yards which sneaked in at Sean Friels near post and that galvanised Fanad who through the experience of Walsh, Seimi Coshia Friel and Marty McAteer worked extremely hard on a difficult surface and did their best to force an equaliser but they did not really trouble keeper Friel in the home goal although Eoghan Rafferty and Walsh both fired efforts just wide.Rovers did come close through Steve Okakpo-Emeka who brought out two good stops from Fanad keeper Paddy Kelly before the goal of the game and the insurance goal arrived on 86 minutes. A lung bursting run from defender Ryan Lonergan saw him scythe through the Fanad defence and he fired a ferocious cross across the area and sub Brian McVeigh gleefully hammered home against his former side to copper fasten the win. Eamon McConigley will be glad to get the three points which see his side back to winning ways and will now focus all energies on a League Cup semi-final at Bonagee on Easter Sunday while Arthur Lynch should be pleased with how his side competed for long periods and made life difficult for Letterkenny especially after also competing very well last time out against Cockhill at home.Letterkenny Rovers; Sean Friel, Ryan Lonergan, Johnathan Minnock, Shane Bradley, Paul Boyle, Terence Shiels, Paul McVeigh, Christy Connaghan, Darren McElwaine, Mark Forker, David Shovlin. Subs; Kevin McGrath for McVeigh 55 mins, Steve Okakpo-Emeka for Shovlin 60 mins, Brian McVeigh for McElwaine 76 minsFanad Utd; Paddy Kelly, Darren Lynch, Eric Roberts, Seimi Friel, Shaun McGarvey, Declan McGarvey, Marty McAteer,Ryan McGonigle, Cillian Gallagher, Davitt Walsh, Keelin McElwaine. Subs; Conor Blaney for McGonigle 54 mins, John McGarvey for Gallagher 60 mins, Eoghan Rafferty for S McGarvey 69 minsReferee; Vincent McLaughlin. FixturesSunday, March 27thDonegal News League Cup Semi-Finals (ET & Pens if Required)Bonagee Utd. v Letterkenny RoversDerry City Res. v Cockhill Celtic League Table 20/03/16TeamPWDLFA+/-PtsCockhill Celtic107303252724Letterkenny Rovers1163230181221Derry City Res.85212011917Bonagee Utd.114342726115Swilly Rovers111371533-186Fanad Utd.131210940-315 FOUR LANTERNS USL: ROVERS CLOSE GAP WITH 3-1 WIN OVER FANAD UNITED was last modified: March 20th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more