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Signs of human activity are visible where German prospectors drilled for diamonds decades ago, leaving only a dilapidated wooden hut, a bore hole that did not deliver on its promises and an old Willys engine, polished to a shiny lustre by the wind and sand, with crows nesting in it from time to time. Guided tours from Luderitz takes one to Saddle Hill, an old miners camp, offering spartan accommodation, where the cooking and camp tending is done by resident Ovambos. Even though getting an average of only 1 mm rain a year, a lot of water condenses in the form of mist and dew and one can hear the water dripping from the roofs at night. Cute, but devious little black backed jackal hang around, looking for morsels left behind. They are also keen on any clothing or shoes left abandoned by guests, never to be found again. On to Spencer Bay where the wreck of the Otavi lies in a rock surrounded enclave. A ghostly reminder of the craft which beached there in 1945 with a cargo of ghwano. 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Instead, it's time to play defense and seek out names that will hold up in down markets, while still posting upside in rising markets. Looking at the peer group for Crocs, I can't help but notice the stunning valuation for rival Collective Brands (NYSE: PSS). Through its 4,833 Payless ShoeSource stores around the globe, the company designs and sells footwear and related accessories under many widely known brands, including Sperry Top Sider, Stride Rite, Keds and Airwalk. It's not a high growth business, but it's wildly profitable and shares are quite cheap, having fallen by a third since late April. Shares now trade right at book value, which makes the stock a compelling value play. Why the selloff? For starters, the flagship Payless stores have seen a slowdown in traffic in recent months because its lower income demographic is still feeling the lingering effects of the recession and persistently high unemployment. Rising gas prices also affect consumer spending, since many people have to cut back in other areas of their budget to cope. So when gas spikes to $4 a gallon, footwear sales inevitably take a hit. Because of this, investors are assuming sales will remain weak for at least the next few quarters. In addition, feeling the heat of this slowdown, the company's CEO, Matthew Rubel, recently resigned. However, the beauty of this business is in its long term consistency. Footwear purchases can be delayed, but not avoided altogether shoes invariably wear out from use. Smooth out the annual gyrations, and Collective Brands manages to boost sales 3% to 4% every year, with earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) growing at twice this pace. Ironically, the recently departed Rubel had begun to put Collective Brands on an even better trajectory, boosting the wholesale distribution of shoes to other retailers (which currently represent 20% of sales) and pursuing international expansion (representing 14% of sales). From fiscal (January) 2007 to 2009, the company generated $45 million in annual free cash flow. This figure shot up to $204 million in 2010 and slightly declined to $174 million in 2011. The robust cash flow is helping the stock in several ways. First, Collective Brands has begun to repurchase shares more aggressively it bought back 53,000 of its own shares for $1.1 million during the first quarter of the year. Second, the company pared $100 million from long term debt in the past year, which now totals roughly $658 million. If current cash flow trends persist, then Collective Brands can maintain both of these trends. To rebuild the stock price, the board will need to appoint a CEO with vision. The new leader will have to implement needed corrective actions perhaps accelerating the international store expansion or taking a fresh look at merchandising efforts. Another bold move would be to cull the weakest 10% of stores from the company's 4,800 store base (current plans call for a net reduction of just 30 stores). At a minimum, renegotiating lower lease rates while mall operators are in a weakened state may help boost margins. To be sure, the loss of a CEO and a same store sales drop warrant a pullback in a stock's price. But at $14 a share, this stock is too cheap to ignore. If the market tanks or the company fails to boost results, then shares could simply languish at current levels (receiving support from the $14.42 book value and EBITDA multiple of 4). However, in a brighter scenario of a rising market, improving consumer sentiment or a well regarded new CEO hire, this stock could quickly move back to the low $20s, where it stood this spring. That's 50% upside, with minimal downside. Women Nike Free Run 2 Red White Black The subject of nurse retention and turnover came up during a recent conversation I was having with the HR director of a regional hospital system here in Florida. We were discussing the Florida Center for Nursing report that identified the median turnover rate for RNs was 20% in 2007. The HR director responded that prior to the recession they were running in the low to mid twenties, but it had dropped to just below twenty percent in the past two years. As he said this, a look of trepidation came upon his face, as if he was waiting for the other shoe to drop. The director added, "I hate to think what's about to happen once hospitals begin hiring again. The nursing shortage didn't go away simply because the economy faded." Curious, I asked him to confirm if the American Hospital Association estimate that it costs an average of $64,000 to replace a single RN was realistic at his institution. "Easily, and that doesn't account for the increased stress an open position places on the remainder of the staff." A little short math reveals that a hospital with 200 nurses experiencing a 20% annual turnover rate is very likely expending $2.5 million a year in hard dollar costs associated with this phenomenon. Extrapolated across the nation, this endemic turnover challenge may, in fact, be costing American hospitals more than $10 billion annually. This doesn't take into account the additional costs associated with patient length of stay, the risk for adverse events, cost at discharge, and patient perceived quality of care, all of which are negatively effected by nursing staff shortages and exacerbated by nursing staff turnover. A quick search of the peer reviewed, published research on the subject reveals many of the underlying causes of endemic turnover in hospital nursing are rooted in the "soft skills" of nursing, leadership, and organizational culture. Digging a bit deeper into the literature identifies some innovative, evidence based suggestions and approaches to lowering costs and improving patient care as it relates to this front line challenge. More than two dozen studies document the positive role emotional intelligence and the cultivation of emotional resiliency can deliver in nursing and clinical leadership. Fortunately, these are learned skills and competencies that can be developed over one's lifetime. The research clearly reveals that emotional intelligence in nursing: Has a positive impact on nursing team cohesiveness and patient/client outcomes. Minimizes the negative stress consequences of nursing. Reduces nurse burnout. Contributes to performance, career longevity, and job retention. Leads to more positive attitudes, greater adaptability, improved relationships, and increased orientation towards positive values. Enables the expression of empathy through healthy, professional boundaries. Nurses capable of a self reflective process become aware of their own emotions. When nurses recognize their own feelings they are more likely to manage them and communicate in appropriate ways. The nursing profession exemplifies positive intention, a spirit of service, and compassionate behavior. The daily interaction of nurses with their patients has a distinct impact on patient satisfaction, especially the emotional needs of patients and their families. Yet constantly evolving technologies, severe economic constraints, and the chronic nursing shortage combine to challenge the ability of nurses to focus on patient care. The very people that are in the position to have the most positive impact on critical patient perceptions also bear the brunt of many of today's challenges. The fact is, healthcare is entering a phase of unprecedented change, experiencing pressures from many sides simultaneously. Like so many industries today, healthcare must adapt to a rapidly shifting economics, demographics, and expectations. Investments in technology will undoubtably help contain costs and improve efficiencies, but technology can only go so far. Of all industries and endeavors, healthcare is simply the most human. Investing in the human aspects of care, in developing emotional intelligence, adaptability, engagement, and techniques in self care should be a key consideration as administrators seek innovative ways to successfully lead their institutions through this period of uncertainty and change. Terry Murray is a professional coach and business executive with twenty five years of progressive experience in strategic development, executive leadership, and the development of highly profitable business teams. His executive leadership with Fortune 1000 and start up companies has directly contributed more than $1 billion in market capitalization growth throughout his career. Linda and Terry co created the "Warriors in Transition" program for veterans returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan and their family members. The program imparts emotional fitness skills, cultivates self awareness, and addresses residual combat stress, supporting successful reintegration to life, post deployment. He is in the process of finishing his first book, "The Law of Traction A Practical Approach to Engaging the Mind ,Heart, Spirit for Transformational Performance".
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