Successful, high-performing organizations rely on seven essentials

...helping people grow to become their very best.I wish you the best in your leadership journey! (The writer is the co-author, with Perry Smith, of Rules and Tools for Leaders. His email address is jwfoley@loralmountain.com. His website...

School violence, bullying show decline

...schools are taking the issue more seriously, said Andy Horne, the retired dean of the UGA College of Education and co-author with UGA public health professor Pamela Orpinas of the book "Bullying Prevention: Creating a Positive School Climate...

Climate change brings heat, mosquitoes, other summer dangers

...skin rash, he said.Citing the conclusions of the recently released National Climate Assessment, of which she was a co-author, Dr. Kim Knowlton of Columbia University said the impact of climate change is already being felt."We used to think...

Foreign-owned companies responsible for nearly 10,000 jobs in Augusta

...naturally and maximizes the amount, quality and potential economic benefits of FDI in this country," said the report's co-author Devashree Saha, a Brookings senior policy analyst and associate fellow.

Book briefs

...publisher of Henry Holt and Co., announced Wednesday that Killing Patton will be published Sept. 23. Martin Dugard is the co-author.Patton was a charismatic, controversial commander who led an armored drive across France and into Nazi Germany after...

Acclaimed Augusta Warrior Project poised to go nationwide

...augustawarriorproject.org ? and follow your heart. (The writer, a retired U.S. Air Force major general, is the co-author of the best-selling book, Rules and Tools for Leaders. His email address is genpsmith@aol.com.)

New book highlights work of female Art Deco muralist

...artists were working on grand scale."She was really cutting edge," said art historian Catherine Coleman Brawer, co-author of The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meiere. "Her work has been enjoyed by millions of people over the last 90 years...

Jersey Boys

Now Playing Synopsis: Adapted from the 2006 Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - one of the key pop groups of the early '60s, responsible for such iconic hits as "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man" and (&"Big Girls Don't Cry."} The story opens in New Jersey, where young Francesco Castelluccio (John Lloyd Young) and his buddies face a narrow window of future career options. Their possible paths include show business on one hand and organized crime on the other, embodied by the slightly menacing yet avuncular kingpin, Angelo "Gyp" DeCarlo (Christopher Walken), who runs the neighborhood and keeps an eye on them. The boys begin to nurture dreams of becoming musical stars, goals that seem far out of reach until they invite Francesco to perform with them in their band, then rename him Frankie Valli; his unique falsetto vocals captivate the girls in the audience, which provides a sign of things to come. The young hopefuls sign a contract at the Brill Building and begin doing backup vocals for record producer Bob Crewe (Mike Doyle), but experience frustration when Crewe drags his feet on recording them as a solo act. Later, the performers name themselves The Four Seasons after feeling inspired by an unusual source. They add songwriter-musician Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen) and the equation is complete; Crewe hears Gaudio's composition "Sherry," decides to double-track Valli's voice, and helps create a national sensation. Later, however, certain difficulties begin to take their toll on the band - including financial problems, inner rivalries and tensions between the bandmates, and Valli's long periods on the road away from his wife and daughters. Clint Eastwood directs, from a screenplay by the co-authors of the original musical, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Cast: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

When is roughhousing too rough?

...to do."Our society has gone from thinking dog play is fun to thinking dog play is vital," says Robin Bennett, a co-author of Off-Leash Dog Play: A Complete Guide to Safety and Fun.But not all dogs are suited to this kind of play, experts...

The mutual fund fee that might be good for you

...entitled "Redemption Fees: Reward for Punishment" at the 2010 Morningstar Ibbotson conference. He and the paper's co-authors found that funds with redemption fees tend to have better returns than funds that don't, with a difference in performance...