Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday they have released defensive tackle Cory Redding.The 35-year-old signed as a free agent last March and played in 12 games before suffering an ankle injury on Jan. 12. Redding finished the season with five tackles and an interception.The 6-foot-4, 318-pound tackle played as a reserve on the defensive line in his 13th NFL season. He spent the first six years of his career with the Detroit Lions before joining the Seattle Seahawks for one year and Baltimore Ravens for two more. Before signing with Arizona, he played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2012-14. Redding’s 2015 season was his least productive since his rookie year in Detroit.His most memorable moment came in a regular season victory over the Green Bay Packers, when he picked up a fumble by quarterback Aaron Rodgers and stiff-armed Eddie Lacy on the way to a touchdown.Redding also recorded an interception and nearly scored against the Detroit Lions had it not been for Matt Stafford tripping him up before reaching the end zone.Releasing the veteran opens up approximately $3 million of cap space for the Cardinals. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals defensive end Cory Redding (90) celebrates his touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini) Comments   Share   last_img read more

Managing Transitions

first_imgIn my previous post, I introduced iSalesman, an online community for sales professionals. After digging a bit deeper (yes, I was quick to judge the site by its somewhat annoying registration process), I have become increasingly pleased with its content. More specifically I am intrigued by the blogs that members of the community have posted. Many of the posts are very relevant to the many of OpenView’s expansion stage companies. It’s great to hear opinions and stories of fellow sales people who are dealing with similar challenges in this market, despite their industry/size of company.One blog post that really caught my eye on the site is entitled, “Tips for Managing Transitions” by Mary Donato. One of the four main suggestions that Mary offers to 1st line leaders who are helping their organization through any major transition (restructuring, downsizing, etc) is to “help people get focused quickly on the new tasks at hand. Encourage them to become a part of the process to help with the transition” Mary explains that managers must ensure that their team understands the following:the purpose behind the change and why it was necessarywhat the expected outcome will look likehow the outcome will be achievedthe role each individual has in making the change occurwho is available to help them when neededI agree with Mary that effective transition management is a very important skill, and finding the best managers to do so is often a daunting task for management teams. OpenView does not only offer venture capital funding, one key area that OpenView Labs offers investments is Recruitment Support… When we help with the hiring of a management level role, we really take into consideration the personality type of individual, and if they have the capability to have effectively communicate with their team during difficult times. When a company is at an expansion stage, there are often many transitions that occur within business before it gets to the next stage of growth and becomes highly profitable. Encouragement, communication, and empowerment can help teams get through the difficult times and become that much stronger in the end.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more