May 24, 2013 |
Focus will help you sell a pension, manage your employees, raise your children and get a second date. If that does not go so well, it will also show you how to dump a suitor. Uncovering how people focus is the secret, says "Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence," published by Hudson Street Press. Written by Heidi Grant Halvorson and E. Tory Higgins from Columbia Business School's Motivation Science Center in New York, it draws on social psychology and explores how to identify, change and use focus to get the desired results.
October 2, 1986 |
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to help the City of Glendale fight a lawsuit challenging the city's controversial new drug-testing policy. Led by Supervisor Mike Antonovich, an outspoken advocate of employee drug testing, the board voted 3 to 1 to allow the county to join the case as a friend of the court. Supervisor Ed Edelman dissented, calling the use of county attorneys for a city matter "a very unusual precedent." Supervisor Deane Dana was absent.
June 17, 2001
Re "Military Rethinks Axing Also-Rans," June 13: It sounds like such a good idea; keep those who can contribute to the armed forces after they've been passed over for promotion. Yet a number of items have been overlooked in the article: Congress establishes the number and grade of personnel in each of the armed forces. So if you retain an officer who has been passed over for promotion, he still counts against the number of authorized officers of that grade. That means that an officer in the next lower grade who is qualified for promotion cannot be promoted because there will be no opening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1989
Prof. James Guthrie has some good points in his commentary on the Los Angeles School District (Op-Ed Page, May 17). The district has its priorities backwards. Prospective teachers should begin their careers as administrators and, eventually, achieve promotion to teacher. GARY A. ROBB Los Angeles
October 13, 1998 |
Promotion executive Andrea Gannis has been promoted to executive vice president of Time Warner's Atlantic Records label. Gannis, who has worked at Atlantic for nearly two decades, is credited with helping to transform such unconventional acts as Jewel into radio superstars.