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January 5, 1992 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The gathering sounded like a powwow of co-workers huddled around a table in the employee cafeteria--safely out of supervisors' earshot. "We'll be halfway down the path on an assignment, then someone will tell us to change direction," one fellow groused. "When somebody at the top says, 'I don't care for this one thing in the brochure that your group did,' by the time (the criticism) gets back down to us, it's: 'He didn't like anything about this brochure,' " another man beefed.
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May 16, 1998 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The vice president of human resources at an Orange County corporation had organized a training program to teach employees skills for coping with a round of layoffs about to hit the company. Then, to his surprise, the vice president learned that his name was on the list of those to be let go. This story is related by Salvatore Maddi, a UC Irvine psychologist who led the training session that the vice president and his co-workers attended several years ago.
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BUSINESS
May 16, 1998 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The vice president of human resources at an Orange County corporation had organized a training program to teach employees skills for coping with a round of layoffs about to hit the company. Then, to his surprise, the vice president learned that his name was on the list of those to be let go. This story is related by Salvatore Maddi, a UC Irvine psychologist who led the training session that the vice president and his co-workers attended several years ago.
BUSINESS
January 5, 1992 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The gathering sounded like a powwow of co-workers huddled around a table in the employee cafeteria--safely out of supervisors' earshot. "We'll be halfway down the path on an assignment, then someone will tell us to change direction," one fellow groused. "When somebody at the top says, 'I don't care for this one thing in the brochure that your group did,' by the time (the criticism) gets back down to us, it's: 'He didn't like anything about this brochure,' " another man beefed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1994
Campus scene IRVINE Hardiness Institute Chief Wins Honor UC Irvine social ecology professor Salvatore R. Maddi has been selected as a 1994 Distinguished Wellness Lecturer in a statewide contest sponsored by the University of California and Health Net. Maddi, a clinical psychologist, is president of the Hardiness Institute in Irvine. He was honored for his "Hardiness Enhancing Lifestyle Program," which includes social support, nutrition, exercise and addiction control.
NEWS
September 4, 1991 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Margaret Thatcher once said that whenever she entered a roomful of other heads of state, she felt like an outsider gawking at important dignitaries. If the former British prime minister could experience doubts about her worthiness, then so could we ordinary folk. Do you react to promotions and praise with the secret cringe, "Boy, did I ever fool them"? Do you privately minimize your accomplishments, crediting them to serendipity? Rest assured: you're normal.
MAGAZINE
July 14, 2002 | MICHAEL D'ANTONIO
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena had never failed so spectacularly. In late 1999, two spacecraft sent to explore Mars suddenly vanished when they reached the planet. The first headed to the dark side and disappeared. The second reached its destination in fine shape, but it stopped sending signals as it approached the rocky surface. The immediate price of the two debacles included the $360 million invested in the missions and a big slice of JPL's pride.
HEALTH
October 11, 1999
Dr. Allan V. Abbott Abbott is professor and vice chairman of family medicine and associate dean of medical curriculum at USC's Keck School of Medicine. His areas of expertise and interest include exercise prescription and promotion, as well as how much physical activity is enough. Jane E. Allen Allen joined The Times' Health section a year ago after five years as the L.A.-based science and medical writer for the Associated Press.
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