Storage Wars: HFZ Capital battles to save tenants’ stuff from auction

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Email Address* Photo illustration of HFZ chairman Ziel Feldman (Getty, iStock/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)HFZ Capital Group seems to have a million problems. With the once prolific developer battling lawsuits and contractors’ liens as it clings to its Manhattan condo buildings, its travails seem fit for an HBO drama.But the latest episode is more like a plot from A&E’s “Storage Wars.”A storage company tried to auction off two HFZ tenants’ storage units, which include sports memorabilia and antiques, after HFZ fell behind on its payments. At one point an HFZ representative even went to a planned auction to bid, only to be accused of trespassing by the storage company, according to a complaint filed by HFZ.But treasure hunters will have to wait before making a bid in the hopes of finding an Honus Wagner baseball card or NBA championship ring in the back of the storage shed.A New York Supreme Court judge has temporarily stopped the sale, according to documents HFZ’s legal team provided to The Real Deal.“HFZ is committed to protecting the rights of its tenants and will continue to prosecute this case to ensure that these innocent parties are made whole,” said Christopher Milito of Morrison Cohen, who is representing HFZ Capital.The strange twist in HFZ’s struggles centers around whether the development firm paid Scanio Moving and Storage rent for 11 storage units used by the real estate firm and two of its tenants.The saga began when HFZ acquired two rental buildings in hopes of converting them to luxury condo projects called The Astor, at 235 West 75th Street, and The Chatsworth, at 344 West 72nd Street. To spare two tenants from the construction, it agreed to move them to other HFZ-owned apartments and to store their stuff.But HFZ’s “business soured,” according to its lawsuit, and it was unable to make payments on its own storage units. Still, the company insists, it kept current on the tenants’ units.According to HFZ, however, Scanio instead spread the payments across all the units. The developer then sought to redeem the tenants’ units, but Scanio rejected that, the complaint alleges.Scanio set the auction reserve for the two tenants’ units at a combined $80,000, when HFZ’s outstanding balance for all 11 units was $83,000, HFZ’s lawyer claims.Scanio “is using the tenants’ personal possessions as pawns in his efforts to extract payment on the HFZ units,” HFZ’s suit argues.Scanio’s lawyer declined to comment and its president, Nir Scanio, did not return a request for comment.In an email to HFZ’s lawyer in early February, Nir Scanio makes clear that he was annoyed by HFZ’s missed payments. Scanio said HFZ has been avoiding paying since 2016.“Scanio storage is not a dumping/disposal company,” he wrote in the email. “HFZ has known about the auction for months as well as the amount that needs to be paid to avoid the sale but has refused to pay their open balance.”HFZ Capital pins some of the blame on a former employee, Nir Meir, saying he was in charge of handling the storage bills and was “not punctual in paying Scanio’s invoices.”The company alleges that it had a much better picture of the situation once it terminated Meir in December.Meir’s spokespeople did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Crain’s first reported news of the lawsuit.In a final bit of irony, while fighting to reclaim the contents of the storage units, HFZ lost control of one of the buildings in the case. Its lender, Los Angeles-based CIM Group, foreclosed last month on the junior mezzanine positions tied to The Astor and three other Manhattan properties.Contact Keith Larsen Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Message* Tags HFZ CapitalManhattanReal Estate Lawsuitslast_img read more

Independent Oil and Gas advancing mapping of Harvey-Redwell area

first_imgThe company confirms that the option held by its Core Project partner, CalEnergy Resources (CER), to acquire 50% of the Harvey and Redwell licences has now expired Source: Company Press Release Independent Oil and Gas advancing mapping of Harvey-Redwell area. (Credit: Pixabay/gloriaurban4) Independent Oil and Gas plc (“IOG” or “the Company”), (AIM: IOG.L), the development and production company focused on becoming a substantial UK gas producer, provides an update on the Harvey (P2085) and Redwell (P2441) licences in the UK Southern North Sea. Option Expiry The Company confirms that the option held by its Core Project partner, CalEnergy Resources Limited (“CER”), to acquire 50 per cent of the Harvey and Redwell licences has now expired. However, discussions remain ongoing as to potential CER participation in these licences. Harvey & Redwell Resources Further to the 48/24b-6 Harvey appraisal well drilled in Q3 2019, as previously stated the Company estimates mid-case recoverable gas volumes of 40 Bcfe in Harvey and 100 Bcfe in Redwell. IOG continues to progress sub-surface re-mapping and modelling of the Harvey-Redwell area to further define its commercial potential. Andrew Hockey, CEO of IOG, commented:  “We are advancing our Harvey and Redwell mapping and modelling work in order to generate optimal development plans for these assets. In the context of our Core Project, we believe they will present attractive incremental investment opportunities for the Company.”last_img read more

Van Drew, Grossman Capture Congressional Nominations

first_imgSen. Jeff Van Drew addresses his supporters during his primary night victory for the Democratic nomination in the Second Congressional District. By Donald Wittkowski and Maddy VitaleState Sen. Jeff Van Drew swept to an overwhelming victory in the Democratic primary for the Second Congressional District, while political activist Seth Grossman pulled off a big upset to capture the Republican nomination.In the U.S. Senate primary, incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez won the Democratic nomination, while Republican frontrunner Bob Hugin, a former pharmaceutical executive, emerged with an easy victory.Meanwhile, in the race for Cape May County freeholder, Republican incumbent Leonard Desiderio, who is also the mayor of Sea Isle City, ran unopposed. Democrat Jeremiah Schenerman also did not face opposition in the primary for his party’s nomination.With the retirement of U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, the popular Republican who has represented South Jersey since 1995, the Second Congressional District is seen as a key battleground race during the midterm elections in November.Van Drew, a veteran lawmaker who has served in both New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate, was the heavy favorite against a trio of lesser known Democratic challengers. Unofficial returns showed Van Drew captured about 55 percent of the vote.Seth Grossman captures the Republican congressional nomination in an upset.Grossman, who touted himself as a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, defeated the presumed frontrunner Hirsh Singh, who had lined up support from most of the Republican county organizations within the district.Addressing his supporters on primary night, Van Drew portrayed himself as a champion of South Jersey who is willing to fight the Washington establishment for his constituents.“I believe the biggest issue as a congressman is standing up for your people,” he told a jubilant campaign crowd at the Oar House Pub in Sea Isle City. “I want to be a really, really, really, really good congressman.”Van Drew immediately outlined a list of top issues for his campaign, stressing the need to rebuild South Jersey’s fragile economy while focusing on the region’s tourism, fishing and casino gaming industries.“We know we have challenges with our economy,” he said.He also called for more affordable healthcare, less expensive prescription drugs and a fairer tax structure, especially for senior citizens and younger people to keep them from moving out of New Jersey. He also pledged to fight for better healthcare and social services for the nation’s veterans.Drawing applause from the crowd, Van Drew vowed to fight a proposal by the Trump administration to open up the New Jersey coast for offshore drilling of gas and oil. Political leaders along the Jersey Shore have been united in their opposition to the Trump plan, warning of the possibility of an oil spill that could be catastrophic to the beach towns and the environment.“There will be no drilling offshore off the state of New Jersey,” he said, eliciting cheers from supporters. “I will not let that happen. We will not let that happen.”Van Drew and Grossman will now square off in the November general election.Van Drew, 65, of Dennis Township, represents Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic counties in the state Senate. Helped by the backing of the national Democratic Party, he faced only token opposition in the primary from Tanzie Youngblood, a retired teacher, William Cunningham, a former congressional aide, and Nate Kleinman, a political activist.Unofficial returns showed Van Drew capturing 15,645 votes, Youngblood had 5,409, Cunningham garnered 4,736 and Kleinman received 2,443.With nearly all precincts reporting, Grossman, a Somers Point attorney, polled 10,101 votes, Singh had 7,893, former state Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi had 6,068 and retired FBI agent Bob Turkavage received 1,839.Grossman, who called himself the “most consistently conservative” of all the candidates, said he was the clear choice by Republican voters.“The reason I ran in the first place in the primary, even though I didn’t get the endorsement, is I knew the people supported President Trump and the party leaders didn’t recognize how strongly the Republicans felt about it,” Grossman, 68, of Atlantic City, said in a phone interview after a marathon day on just two hours of sleep.The former Atlantic City councilman and former Atlantic County freeholder has practiced law since 1975. He is also well known as a newspaper columnist and guest host on local talk radio.His campaign focused on immigration and blamed illegal immigrants for putting a strain on New Jersey and the nation’s welfare system, schools and police departments. He also criticized the Obamacare health system.Grossman said the poll results should be proof to the Republican leaders, that these are key issues that voters are concerned about.“I felt that the leaders were misreading the people,” he said. “The voters expressed their views strongly tonight.”Grossman has said he is the only candidate with enough name recognition to beatVan Drew, D-Cape, Cumberland, Atlantic. He noted it will be a tough fight to beat his opponent.“Jeff Van Drew is a likable person. But his party has been hijacked by radical Democrats. Now, it will be a real test,” Grossman said. “I am new to this and this is the big league. We will have five months to prepare. It will be a real challenge.”Grossman also serves as executive director of Liberty and Prosperity, a nonprofit constitutional advocacy group that promotes conservative causes. He said he used Liberty and Prosperity’s website to help the Tea Party and other conservative groups organize their political campaigns.Republican candidate Hirsh Singh addresses supporters while he concedes to Seth Grossman.A dejected Singh entered his campaign headquarters at McCullough’s Emerald Links golf course in Egg Harbor Township at about 10:30 p.m. The mood was somber.He apologized to his supporters for the loss.“I’m sorry for letting you down,” he said. “We put countless hours in and we did it all for the right reasons. I just called Seth Grossman and congratulated him. We want him to do what he can now. He was very gracious.”Singh said he will reassess his campaign, but Trib Singh, his father, said he has no doubt his son will run again.“He is in this for good,” Trib Singh said.last_img read more

Consumer watch

first_imgI didn’t used to go in to baker’s shops all that often, apart from on the odd occasion when I fancied my absolute favourite – carrot cake. There’s a particular carrot cake, which is sold from a baker’s stall in Blackpool, and I swear it’s the best in the world!I also used to go to bakeries when I couldn’t find a Subway. Greggs is good for a lunchtime sandwich – I’d always buy the Chicken New Orleans from there – and they are pretty cheap.But my new boyfriend is a bakery addict and finds it almost impossible to walk past a shop without going in. He finds the smell of freshly baked cakes, bread, pastries, pies completely irresistible.For this reason, I have found myself visiting the otherwise unfamiliar world of bakery shops a little more often than usual. And I must say that I need to be careful. My taste buds are fast getting used to the taste of soft, warm, sweetness and my waistline is quickly expanding in direct correlation!I can’t blame it all on him, though. Being from Belgium, I also have a weakness for pain au chocolat dipped in hot chocolate in the mornings and boule de Berlin (a doughy ball dipped in sugar filled with custard). And I guess that when I’m being healthy I tend to go for brown multigrain bread best dipped in tomato soup. But I admit that I would much rather indulge in naughty snacks.Yum Yums, custard doughnuts, sausage rolls are… mmmm… what dreams are made of!Melanie de Meester, wheelchair tennis assistant, Blackpoollast_img read more

Have you made an outstanding contribution?

first_imgThe Baking Industry Awards (BIA) will soon be upon us and British Baker is looking for nominations for the Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry category.To make a nomination, please tell us:Where the person you want to nominate work/ed and their role within the company?What have they contributed to the trade? What, if anything, have they contributed outside the world of bakery?Any other supporting comments that you would like to addIan Dobbie, managing director of Délifrance, said: “Past winners recognised for serving the trade have come from the fields of education, ingredients, milling and craft bakery, both north and south of the border… we would like you to nominate this year’s worthy winner.”Please keep your nomination to one side of A4, and ensure it reaches us by Friday, 28 June.Please submit your nomination to [email protected] or post it to: Outstanding Contribution Award, British Baker, William Reed Business Media, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT.For more information on the awards see http://www.bakeryawards.co.uk/ or to book tickets call Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Renee Elise Goldsberry Returns to Her Lion King Roots & More

first_img Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today. Renée Elise Goldsberry Gets Cool Mom PointsThe Hamilton Tony winner already has them in spades for playing the oldest and wittiest Schuyler sister in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s game-changing musical. Goldsberry will lend her voice in season two of Disney Junior’s The Lion Guard, an animated series which continues the story of The Lion King. She will voice Dhahabu the Golden Zebra, the charismatic leader of a group of zebras. (We just had a mental image of a bunch of zebras sassy snapping and yelling, “Werk!”)Phylicia Rashad Joins Empire Season 3Tony winner Phylicia Rashad has been tapped for season three of Fox’s series Empire, which will premiere on September 21. She will join Broadway alum Taye Diggs, who, as previously reported, will take on the role of city councilman Angelo Dubois, and will play his mother Diana Dubois. She was last seen on the New York stage in off-Broadway’s Head of Passes; her performance earned her a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play.No Pay, Nudity Will Bare All in NovemberAs announced, Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf will star in No Pay Nudity, which Variety writes is slated for a release this November. Helmed by Lee Wilkof and penned by Ethan Sandler, the comedy-drama follows an aging actor (Byrne), who has lost his way with his career; the film premiered at the Stony Brook Film Festival this July and received the Special Jury Prize Achievement in Filmmaking.Cast Announced for The Producers at Paper Mill PlayhouseThey can do it! The Producers will play the Paper Mill Playhouse from September 28 through October 23; the production is helmed by director Don Stephenson. David Josefsberg (An Act of God) is set to reprise Matthew Broderick’s role as Leo Bloom, while Michael Kostroff (The Nance) will take on Nathan Lane’s uproarious Max Bialystock. Broadway alums Ashley Spencer (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Kevin Pariseau (Legally Blonde), Mark Price (Mary Poppins) and John Treacy Egan (Casa Valentina) will play Ulla, Roger De Bris, Carmen Ghia and Franz Liebkind, respectively. Jacob ben Widmar, Michael Biren, Courtney Brady, Tim Capodice, Jesse Carrey-Beaver, Scott Cote, Madeleine Doherty, Hannah Flam, Brad Frenette, John Jeffords, Jeffrey Johnson II, Naomi Kakuk, Jenny Laroche, Liz McKendry, Kelly Peterson, Emily Jeanne Phillips, Jessica Sheridan and Kate Wesler will round out the ensemble.Cheyenne Jackson and Alicia Silverstone ReuniteBroadway fave Cheyenne Jackson is coming to TV Land. He has been cast opposite his The Performers co-star Alicia Silverstone in the pilot American Woman. The 1970s-set series stars Silverstone as Bonnie, a single mother grappling with the end of her marriage; Jackson will charm onscreen as Greg, who sways Bonnie’s best friend (and his lover) to invest in his casting company. Catch him on American Horror Story’s sixth season, which premieres on September 14.P.S. Broadway alums Christina DeCicco (Evita), Cameron Folmar (The 39 Steps), Jack Noseworthy (Sweet Smell of Success) and Lenny Wolpe (Bullets Over Broadway) have been tapped to star in Delaware Theatre Company’s The War of the Roses. Bud Martin will direct the production, which begins performances on September 14. The deliciously dark comedy is based off of 1981 novel and 1989 film starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner as a married couple whose divorce becomes a take-no-prisoners face-off. Renée Elise Goldsberry View Comments Renee Elise Goldsberry(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more

Winter Stalks Elderly

first_imgEven in the dead of winter, most of Georgia doesn’t get all that cold. But it getscold enough to pose a threat to the state’s oldest residents. Hypothermia is one of those big medical words. It means simply that the bodytemperature is too low — usually 95 degrees or lower. It’s not just a matter of feeling cold. If not detected and treated in time,hypothermia can be fatal. “The really old — people in their 80s and older — are most at risk,” said ConnieCrawley, a nutrition and health specialist with the University of Georgia ExtensionService. “It’s important for neighbors and family to check on them in bad weather.” Older people account for about half of all hypothermia victims, Crawley said.Among older people, the poor who can’t afford enough heating and those whose bodiesdon’t respond to cold normally are the most susceptible. Many older people who can afford to heat their homes may not keep them warmenough. They’ve lived through the Great Depression and are conservative with theirspending. “The elderly often have poor circulation, too,” Crawley said. “Many are justnot sensitive to body changes, either. They don’t realize how cold they are. That makesthem more at risk.” Older people’s body tissues are more delicate, too, she said. That raises thedanger of tissue damage, especially if circulation is poor. Don’t expect people with hypothermia to know it. They often don’t. “They may not realize it because the body doesn’t respond to the cold,”Crawley said. “They may insist they feel comfortable.” People with hypothermia are likely to have pale, waxy skin, slow breathing andslowed, irregular heartbeat. They may be dizzy and drowsy. Other signs are tremblingon one side of the body or in one arm or leg; slurred speech; low blood pressure;momentary blackouts; and fleeting memory. If you suspect someone has hypothermia, call a doctor.If the symptoms are severe, get emergency medical help. And while you wait for help,begin the rewarming process. Put the person into a warm bed. Rewarm him or her gradually — rapidrewarming could be fatal. Don’t use hot water bottles and heating pads. They can get too hot and damagethe skin. “The best thing is to get warm towels out of the dryer,” Crawley said. A warm drink of water or milk can help. So can raising the feet to force bloodto the head. By far the best treatment, though, is prevention. If you can, keep the roomtemperature at 70 degrees. A number of other simple, low-cost things can help guard against hypothermia.One of the simplest, Crawley said, is to dress warmly. “Dress in layers,” she said. “That’s important, because the air trapped betweenthe layers of clothing acts as insulation.” Wool is warmest, she said. If you’re sensitive to wool, wear a cotton layerunderneath. Other fabrics will do, but cotton is best. “Cotton wicks away sweat,” shesaid. “That helps you stay warm.” Wear extras, too. Long underwear, hats, gloves and sweaters can be importantprotection. Take special care to protect hands and feet, where circulation is often poor. Flannel sheets, a thermal blanket and a comforter can keep a bed toasty.Wearing socks to bed can help, too. One thing you definitely shouldn’t do is drink an alcohol beverage. “That’s theworst thing you could do,” Crawley said. “Alcohol gives you the illusion of warmth,” she said. “Actually, though, it willmake you less alert, less aware of your body condition. You’ll be more likely to fallasleep and fail to take appropriate action to protect yourself from hypothermia.” Eating warm, nutritious foods helps, though. So does exercise, within reason.”It helps keep the circulation up,” Crawley said.last_img read more

‘Medicine Chest’ Beans

first_imgBeans are a great source of protein in diets. But some lesser-known cousins of black-eyed peas and kidney beans may have something far better. They may hold the key to fighting cancer, leukemia and Parkinson’s disease. Working at the University of Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin, Brad Morris maintains more than 190 legume species. Most originated in tropical countries. Morris is a special legume curator with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For the past year, he has been on a mission to unlock potential medicinal qualities hidden inside 13 of the legume species.”Who’s ever heard of velvet bean, jack bean, winged bean, fish poison bean or crotalaria?” Morris said. “These beans all contain useful, potentially therapeutic, phytochemicals that could someday be of great benefit to humankind.” The “phyto” means, simply, “plant.” These bean plants contain chemicals that, for most, are inedible. Some contain alkaloids that are toxic to people and animals. “For example, fish poison bean contains rotenone, which South American natives use to stun fish so they can be scooped from rivers,” Morris said. “But rotenone is also known to fight tumors in humans. In small quantities, alkaloids can have therapeutic value and could help fight cancer and ulcers.” Winged bean and crotalaria also contain phytochemicals known to fight tumors. Crotalaria contains monocrotaline, too, which is known to fight tumors and leukemia. And jack bean contains canavanine, which combats flu, bacteria, fungi and viruses. To unlock the health benefits of these legumes, Morris is attracting interest from biochemists and ethnobotanists. “My job as an agronomist and curator is to let researchers know the potential uses of these legumes,” he said. “I’m in search of collaborators.” Over the past year, Morris’ search has had some success. A California scientist requested winged beans for research on edible vaccines. Winged beans contain high levels of lectins. Medical researchers use lectins as diagnostic tools because they bind to certain blood cells and specialized transport cells. The winged bean lectin, when fed to mice, reportedly stimulated their immune systems to produce antibodies that recognize the lectin. The same response is noted from a vaccine. “Edible vaccines are a new area interesting to both scientists and the public,” Morris said. “I’m sure everyone would much rather ingest a vaccine instead of getting a shot.” A group of Italian researchers also contacted Morris. The group is studying velvet bean as a source of dopa, which the human brain converts into the neurotransmitter dopamine. Parkinson’s disease occurs when brain cells that produce dopamine are destroyed. Morris calls the legume collection his “unopened medicine chest.” “I’m trying to gain as much interest in the scientific community as possible,” he said. “I want to spread the word as far as possible and maybe reach a pharmacologist or phytochemist who is interested in this area of research.” Americans don’t have to wait, though, to reap the benefits of legumes. “Beans and other legumes are a delicious and inexpensive way to add nutritious, healthy foods to our diets,” said Connie Crawley, a nutrition and health specialist with the UGA Extension Service. “Research indicates a cup of beans eaten daily can lower cholesterol as much as 12 percent, cut the risk of colon cancer, slow the rise of blood glucose after meals and increase a sense of fullness in those trying to control their weight,” she said. Crawley said soybeans in particular have received a lot of research attention of late. “No one is sure how much soy is needed to see the beneficial effects,” she said. “It may be more than what can be eaten in a normal Western diet.” She said the main problem is finding soybean products the average American will eat. “Tofu and soynuts are probably the most widely accepted,” she said.center_img Download the grayscale .TIF file.last_img read more

Congressman Peter Welch joins congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus

first_imgRep. Peter Welch announced today that he has joined the Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus, at the request of the Vermont Chamber Hospitality Council, to help promote the importance of the travel and tourism industry as a strong contributor to the overall economy. Vermont s tourism sector is a critical component of our state s economy and an essential source of jobs, said Rep. Welch, a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. With its bipartisan focus on expanding economic opportunities in the industry, the Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus will be a valuable ally for Vermont businesses and employees in the tourism sector.The latest available data shows that in 2007, visitors made an estimated 14.3 million person trips to Vermont for leisure, business or personal travel and direct spending by visitors for goods and services totaled $1.615 billion. In addition, visitor spending entirely supports an estimated 37,490 jobs for Vermonters (approximately 12% of all jobs in our state). We are extremely pleased that Congressman Welch will represent Vermont on the Travel and Tourism Caucus, said Vicky Tebbetts, Senior Vice President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of the Vermont Chamber Hospitality Council. This is an important step in promoting Vermont s vibrant travel and tourism industry and in helping others to realize the benefits that tourism brings to the overall economy.The mission of the Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus is to formulate national policy that promotes domestic and international travel for leisure, business, student, and medical.  Rep. Welch is one of nearly 100 members on the Caucus which has worked on the Travel Promotion Acts of 2007 and 2009, promoting the brand of America to the rest of the traveling world and increasing international travelers to the United States. Other accomplishments of the Caucus include hosting meetings with top US travel and tourism leaders, and supporting the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative deadline extension, as well as offering a resolution in support of National Tourism Week.The US travel industry represents more than 16 million American workers and generates $1.8 trillion a year in economic activity. The economic benefit of travel and tourism extends to all 50 states and every congressional district, contributing more than $115 billion in tax revenue for local, state and federal economies. Source: Vermont Chamber of Commercelast_img read more

10 conversations that are undermining your strategy and killing performance

first_imgAre these happening at your credit union?The conversations that take place between your team members are incredibly important. In fact, they’re everything, says Daniel F. Prosser.“Words are far more powerful than most people realize,” says Prosser, author of THIRTEENERS: Why Only 13 Percent of Companies Successfully Execute Their Strategy—and How Yours Can Be One of Them (Greenleaf Book Group Press, March 2015, ISBN: 978-1-6263415-9-3, $22.95). “Unbelievable outcomes happen when you say how it’s going to be and then take the actions to have it be that way. Change your language and you change your perspective, which changes what’s possible in your future.”But suppose you, the leader, are declaring bold possibilities full of fire and optimism, but your employees are engaging in other kinds of conversations? Bitter complaints, criticisms and worse.“Unfortunately I’ve learned that the conversations in nearly 90 percent of companies are limiting, and they undermine and sabotage your company’s performance,” says Prosser. “Most of these conversations aren’t visible to leaders. Yet they go viral throughout an organization, kill morale, prevent engagement, and slow productivity to a crawl.” continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more