Understanding Your Importance To Your Corporate Team

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Understanding Your Importance To Your Corporate Team

Fostering teamwork is a top priority for many leaders, according to Suzanne Willis Zoglio, Ph.D., the author of Teams At Work: 7 Keys to Success, The Participative Leader. There are obvious benefits: increased productivity, improved customer service, more flexible systems and employee empowerment.

A team is a group of people working towards a common goal. Generally, the objectives that a team sets out to accomplish can't be effectively achieved by individuals. Think of it this way: TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More.

Within a business, every employee serves as a crucial member of the company's team. No matter where you are on the corporate ladder, you add intrinsic value to your organization through your strengths, talents, gifts and other assets.

Some companies are taking a more impersonal approach to evaluating the assets of prospective and current employees. They employ high-tech data mining programs or personality tests to "crunch" information about employees' skills, qualifications, experiences, workload and performance to assess their integrity, loyalty and satisfaction. Or, job candidates are being analyzed to predict their potential fit within the company's culture.

This non-personalized approach to evaluation provides a quick, automated way to size up individuals. But it leaves less room for human instinct, which can be an important barometer of an employees true value.
Realizing Your Own Strengths, Talents and Gifts

Despite what any data mining software may construe, your contributions as an employee form an integral link in the chain of your company's success. And it's important to understand the true value that you lend to your corporate team.

Whether you're part of a companywide or smaller work group, you should understand your role and responsibilities as a valued member. Picture yourself as a single, unique Lego building block that can help form a wonderful creation when connected to other pieces. But you have to be willing to add your block to the pile, so others can build on it to produce a masterpiece.

It works the same way with our skills and talents. All of us have different abilities and unique perspectives that can be instrumental in solving complex problems. For example, if you're an excellent organizer and coordinator, you should be open to using these skills to produce a smooth work flow within your department or project work group.

At the same time, you should acknowledge and appreciate the contributions of other members of your team. Rather than hinder, try to help teammates employ their skills to the fullest. No one person knows and can do everything. Think of these quotes relating to teamwork:

* "Coming together is a beginning. Staying together is progress. Working together is success." Henry Ford
* "We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." Benjamin Franklin

* "If I could solve all the problems myself, I would." Thomas Edison, when asked why he had a team of twenty-one assistants
* "The strength of the team is each individual member...the strength of each member is the team." Coach Phil Jackson - Chicago Bulls

* "None of us is as smart as all of us." Ken Blanchard

How To Help Build A Winning Team

So how do you help build an effective team that contributes to a positive, successful work environment? Here are four tips to help you:

Contribute. Everyone is responsible for the success of their team. At group meetings, for example, be an active participant who contributes valuable content. If you're not familiar with the discussion topic, silently observe the team's process and find ways to facilitate its progress.

Communicate. Good communication is essential to success in the workplace. We've all had experiences of hearing the wrong message, assuming incorrectly, misinterpreting others' behaviors and feeling offended. That's why it's important to use clear communication, as well as active listening skills with fellow team members. Don't just seek to be understood, but also seek to understand.

Be Committed. Commitment equals buy-in. A good work team needs to agree on and believe in its basic purpose - its mission or reason for existing. Work teams that have clarity of purpose can easily visualize their connection to organizational success. With strong commitment to move toward the same goal, the team creates a synergy - a force that is greater than the combined energy of its individual members.

Be Supportive. Good work teams are like close-knit families. They require acceptance, nurturing, patience and support. They won't always agree and often need to compromise their personal preferences to achieve the best results. Effective work teams need continued support and feedback to stay focused and to feel good about what they are doing. For a team to reach its full potential, members must be able to share their thoughts and ideas, and to see that these are valued and heard.

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Sherell 18.09.2012. 20:57

what would i have to major in to get a job in digital forensics? Im getting my associates in IT. where i focus mainly on ISS (information security systems) I plan on transfering to a four year college because you prolly cant be one with an associates right? I was wondering what else should i major in for my bachelors... classes? majors? etc?


Admin 18.09.2012. 20:57

Currently, educational requirements for obtaining a career in computer forensics are minimal. Many computer forensics professionals learn their skills while on the job in law enforcement or computer security positions. However, certificate programs, online degree programs, and formal education are becoming more common requirements for obtaining a job in this field.

The most common career path for a computer forensics professional begins with experience in law enforcement or computer security. Many computer forensic specialists start their careers as security guards or law enforcement officers that want to put their skills to use is slightly less risky positions. Computer forensics certificate programs expand on career knowledge and provide information on computer forensics techniques and tools.

Computer forensics programs are also available for those with no law enforcement or computer security background. These programs typically result in associate degrees or bachelordegrees, and instruct the students on pertinent legal issues, computer skills, and forensics tools that they will need to enter the workforce as a computer forensics professional. Computer forensics professionals who possess a bachelor;s degree and seek continued education in their field often obtain a masters degree in computer forensics. Graduate degrees in computer forensics can help advance your career, making you eligible for positions as forensic team leaders or bureau supervisors. With an advanced degree, you also gain the credibility to attract large corporate clients as a freelance computer forensics specialist.

No matter which path they choose, computer forensics professionals must possess a solid comprehension of the law. They understand how to properly and legally handle evidence. They also employ a variety of methods for evidence discovery and retrieval. Computer forensics specialists have extensive knowledge of computer systems and programs, and the ability to retrieve information from them.

Degree programs in computer forensics often stress the importance of this legal and computer knowledge. Courses in business and criminal law are common, in addition to courses on computer systems and programs. Those programs that require general education courses usually stress technical writing, algebra, and public speaking. Each of these courses can help the computer forensics professional in his or her daily work, especially since part of the job involves testifying in criminal investigations.

Most computer forensics degree programs require students to complete internships with local professionals, bureaus, or agencies. These internships provide the students with hands-on experience in real world situations. This personal training can be invaluable to computer forensics majors when seeking an entry-level position after graduation. Interns also enjoy the benefits of making connections in their industry sooner than other students. Internships range from several weeks in length to over a year. Requirements vary with the degree programs.

Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Forensics
Bachelor's degree programs in computer forensics are rare, but many colleges and universities have announced plans to launch or expand their programs within the next few years. Bachelor's degree programs in computer forensics are four-year programs that focus on general education courses and skills specific to computer forensics. These programs often require courses in criminal law, computer operating systems, and intrusion detection systems. Technical writing, statistics, and economics courses usually are recommended as well.

Students obtaining a bachelor's degree in computer forensics often are required to complete an internship before graduation. This internship provides the student with work experience that will help in obtaining a job after graduation.

Professional Certificates in Computer Forensics
Professional certificates are a common method of earning education in computer forensics. Law enforcement or computer securities professionals typically undertake certificate programs. These students have an existing computer or legal background, but require additional education to become skilled computer forensics professionals. The curriculum in a computer forensics certificate program is created to expand on this existing knowledge base, and provide the student with the additional education required. Certificate programs typically are short courses of study requiring less than ten courses. Requirements for entering a certificate program in computer forensics vary, but many require some professional experience in a related field. Courses common to a certificate program in computer forensics include introduction to technology, analysis of digital median, and telecommunications.


BrokenDiscipLe 14.08.2010. 14:20

what are the steps in development planning? please somebody help me... what are the steps in development planning in an organization?


Admin 14.08.2010. 14:20

Strategic planning is the PROCESS by which the GUIDING MEMBERS of an organization ENVISION its future and develop the necessary PROCEDURES AND OPERATIONS to achieve that future.
The planning process can be viewed as a somewhat circular flow of topics and action steps, where the results from one step initiate study and action in the next step. However, the process does not necessarily always flow in one direction. Issues that arise in a particular step may cause the planning team to go back to an earlier step to do additional work. If desired, the order of the steps can even be altered to suit the particular needs of the planning team. The implementation step also does not end the planning process. Analysis of results could easily result in additional analysis or a change in strategic direction. Also, it is recommended that the plan be reviewed on an annual basis to verify that all the base assumptions are still valid and that the implementation plan is progressing according to expectations.

Steps of the Strategic Planning Process:
Role of the Planning Consultant
Planning to Plan
Values Scan
Areas of Influence
Role map - who does what, identifying influential relationships, both formal and informal
Situation Analysis - identification of current issues
Environmental Monitoring - External
Competition Analysis
Internal Business Culture -- [Models of Business Culture]
Knowledge Analysis
Plan Development
Vision [ deeper understanding ]
Mission Formulation [ deeper understanding ]
Business Modeling
Strategy Development
Performance Audit
Gap Analysis
Commitment to Change - Influence Plan
Balanced Scorecard - document and communicate: strategy, objectives and measures
Measure results
Plan Maintenance
Feedback System - take corrective action as needed; loop back to pevious steps as required


Role of the Planning Consultant
There are many aspects to preparing a business plan. Not all can be handled in-house, even by the largest company. What are your "process" needs? And how will they be met?


Planning to Plan - housekeeping
Who is on the Planning Team?
What is the planning timetable? (need at least 5 to 7 2-day sessions over 6 months)
Where and how often will the planning team meet?
Who will do the research and business analysis?
How will information be given to other stakeholders?
Planning to Plan - readiness determination
Is the CEO committed?
Past Approaches to Planning - reactive, inactive, preactive, and proactive
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A business impacts many, both outside as well as inside the organization. To varying degrees these relationships must be recognized during the planning process, including the communication of the plan.


Values Scan
Evaluation of Business Culture is Critical
Personal values of the Planning team
- not to change, but to understand each other
Values of Organization as a whole
- profit vs. growth
- to what extent is this to be a value added organization
- importance of being a good "corporate citizen"
- importance of being a "good" place to work
Company's operating philosophy
- How work is done
- How conflict is managed
- Accounting procedures
Impact of and on other stakeholders
Are the underlying assumptions valid and relevant? For the future?

Guiding Principles - top-of-mind beliefs and values that drive daily operations


Aaron 09.06.2010. 10:50

Why Top MBA Colleges in Delhi Groom Students Sincerely? A tough entrance test is just the tip of an iceberg. After getting admitted to one of the top Masters in Business Administration (MBA) colleges in Delhi, the students can immediately understand how well they start the grueling feat of becoming tough, resilient, and intelligent managers. In short, grooming of students is one of the important aspects to success in management administration. Top MBA Colleges in Delhi give a lot of importance to grooming of the students. No wonder, an immature student grows up to be a matured manager and armed with the powers to decide correctly in the corporate field.

College Ambience
Top MBA Colleges in Delhi are markedly different from the ordinary ones available in the city. The reason for their success is the superb ambience they provide to the pupils. Learning institutions should have the atmosphere where knowledge can be imbibed, applications can be thought properly, and understanding of a subject done methodically and carefully.

A noisy, hapless milieu would not only hamper growth and development of the management trainee but also take away the very essence of his learning. Individual development can foster only when the ambience is ripe enough to augment the growth.

With the competitive and positive atmosphere in the class, the students slowly imbibe the learning. This is further, reflected in their change in behavior. No wonder, Top MBA colleges in Delhi often ask for residential learning facility where the students stay in a hostel to pick up the managerial traits slowly but steadily.

Facilities for Grooming
To metamorphose a student from his indecisive self to a more decisive matured individual, care must be taken by the management institute to nurture the personality of the students.

Facilities which help in grooming a management student in this way include books, lectures, library work, lab work, and similar utilities. When a lot of input is given, the student has the scope to think and think further. A lot of knowledge, case studies, and lectures have a positive effect in him.

Top MBA colleges in Delhi offer such knowledge and positive ambience for the student to muse over the learning. This changes the personality of the individual for the better.

Practical Training and Hands-on Experience
The entire management session provided by the top MBA colleges in Delhi offer practical trainings and on-the-job sessions to make the learning as useful as possible. For instance, surveys are important part in management. Sincerely, managers need to find out the truth through surveys. Then, they need to place the data on graphs to check the schematic view of the survey.

Practical applications would mean conducting door-to-door surveys personally and getting data correctly. The hands-on application of a finance manager would mean that he works in a bank, fill in the balance sheet, and such related activities to hone his managerial skills.

Under the supervision and guidance of the institute, top MBA colleges in Delhi offer such real-life situations. A monotonous and painful survey and data interpretation can actually help a management student transform into a future General Manager of a top MNC.

Co-Curricular Activities
Top MBA colleges in Delhi know how to manage the time of its students well. Although, there are a lot to be imbibed, studied, and perused, the institute take care that the students pursue hobbies, team activities, games, and sports.

Many top MBA colleges in Delhi have sports complex, and facilities to foster hobbies. They also organize team activities, including football, hockey, cricket, and debate sessions to help the students polish their interpersonal skills and team playing spirit.

Grooming is an important part in management training and care is taken by all top MBA colleges in Delhi to polish students for better managers.


Admin 09.06.2010. 10:50

Very impressive but what is your question!

The qualities you mentioned can't be centered around one college. One Institute may be good at one thing and other at another thing. All these at one place are hard to get. May be IIM Ahmedabad has all these, may be because of this it is the Top ranked Management Institute in India.
Our main consideration always remain at these points. The course and institute should have approval from UGC/AICTE. .The institute should have good infrastructure and facilities and faculity with good placement to its students.

These are the best Institutes in Delhi for management study.

Faculty of Management studies, University of Delhi
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Qutab Institutional Area
International Management Institute, Qutab Institutional Area
NIILM Centre for Management Studies, Badarpur
Lal Bahadur Shshtri Institute of Management, R.K. Puram
Rai Business School, Mathura Road
Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Rohini
Fortune Institute of International business, rao Tila Ram Marg


Xa!ny 01.04.2008. 21:15

is psychology a better subject to study? i mean...i belive it must be having importance and scope..

can it benifit ones career?

have ur say!


Admin 01.04.2008. 21:15

Yes, having a background in psychology can give you an edge over the other competition when going into a career or finding a job. Psychology relates to everything, and there isn?t a job that doesn?t relate to people. Even if you worked for yourself, or worked from home, it is still beneficial to you to understand your own psychology, but that is beside the point. Psychology can teach you to better understand people, and can cause you to look more objectively at why people act and speak like they do. Also, psychology gives you more patience and tolerance when dealing with different people because you have a better basic understanding of the way humans work. These are all things that psychology offers that can be quite helpful in all careers.
Psychologists can team up with other professionals, such as other scientists or physicians, to contribute to different areas of society. Doing so, psychologists can be found in places like hospitals, community health centers, and corporate offices. They can work with people like business executives or athletes to help them in reducing stress and helping them improve their performance. Many times they help lawyers with jury selection or educators on school reform.
There are different subfields in psychology, and psychologists specialize in different areas in the field, and therefore can identify themselves by different labels. Therefore, if a psychologist has an interest in science, or an interest in math or sociology, they can become a type of psychologist that deals more so with one of those interests. For example, if a psychologist has a real interest in math, they could become a quantitative and measurement psychologist. Quantitative and measurement psychologists come up with mathematical models for psychological tests as part of their job. There are many different kinds of psychologists, so if a psychologist has a special interest in science, math, or sociology, they can find the branch of psychology that best fits them and their interests.


JSQM Zindabad! 11.01.2011. 21:13

How is the job market in Shenzhen? Array

JSQM Zindabad!

Admin 11.01.2011. 21:13

Thanks to the economic growth, the opportunities for foreigners wanting to work in China have increased considerably in the last few years. In 1996 there were 180.000 foreign workers registered in China and the number is rapidly growing.

Teaching English is one of the main job areas for foreigners in China, but there is also a growing demand for expatriate workers with skills in sales, engineering and management amongst others. Most of these jobs are offered by foreign-invested enterprises (as international firms are called), but there is also a growing number of Chinese companies hiring expatriates, even among the State-owned companies. Some of the most interesting job prospects are in the following fields:

Engineering jobs in China

Due to the rapid growth of industrial production, China is in need of more skilled engineers. Career opportunities are expected in architectural, electrical, electronic, mechanical, structural, automotive, fabrication, instrumentation, civil, production, and materials engineering.

IT jobs in China

China?s small and medium-sized technology enterprises offer many employment opportunities in the IT sector, especially in the southern coastal city of Shenzhen, in Shanghai and in Beijing?s Zhongguancun Hi-Tech Development Zone. Due to the Chinese government?s commitment to developing the technology industry and the industry?s rapid development, there is a shortage of IT professionals with thousands of job openings in the IT sector and related fields not being filled.

Accounting and finance jobs in China

More and more Chinese businesses require not only accounting skills, but also the gathering, recording and auditing of historical financial information. Due to the growing demand there are plentiful job opportunities in this field.

Sales and marketing jobs in China

Due to the extreme growth of Chinese exports, China offers abundant employment opportunities in international sales and marketing. Sales managers primarily concentrate on handling sales for corporate clients, but they will also be in charge of directing sales teams. Note however, although you may focus on international markets in your position, a thorough understanding of Chinese business customs and etiquette is necessary for success in this industry.

Qualifications for working China

Like everywhere else in the world, companies in China are especially looking for employees with a good mix of hard skills, soft skills and language skills. In a country where cheap labour is abundant, a college degree is a major advantage and most of the expatriates working in China have some form of higher education.

One of the best things you can do to get a head start in China is to learn Chinese. Many foreigners get by without speaking Chinese, but the more you can communicate, the better your chances of finding a job. Speaking Chinese certainly gives you greater options when looking for work, and the best-paying jobs require at least a conversational level of Mandarin.

Why work in China?

Besides the attraction of working in one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, many expatriates are also drawn to China because of a personal desire to experience a completely different culture. Be aware, however, that these cultural differences may also add a high level of stress to your work situation and not everyone can cope with working in a cross-cultural environment. The expat ?failure rate? for China has been reported to be as high as 70 percent, with many expatriates returning home before their contract expires.

That said, working in China is a huge positive regarding your CV. It demonstrates your willingness to work in a new culture and experience a different market. As China?s importance in the world economy increases, time spent there is a sound investment for the future ? at least if you succeed.

Discover Shenzhen

Recruitment Markets or job market is china
I?m not sure it?s foreigners


Sharina C 04.09.2008. 11:35

Pharmacy personal statement? Hi, im writing my personal statement and i have done Chemistry,Biology and Business studies at Alevel. What sort of skills do you learn from studying Business Studies? Thanks for the help!

Sharina C

Admin 04.09.2008. 11:35

When writing about business studies you could mention a whole number of things such as:
a thorough understanding of corporate theory,management, company policy, teamwork, team structure, personnel management, the importance of logistics and resource management, ethical business, basic economic principals, communication skills, presentation skills.

These are just a few of the things you could say. Obviously, it is best to pick one that suits the course that you are applying for. Also in the personal statement its good to "spread your skills" across the statement. For example don't talk about time management skills with two of your work experience placements. For example

"Working at .... taught my the importance of time management skills" as well as "my time at ... gave me a further understanding of the importance of time management" in the same statement.

So it could be a good idea to write down all the points you want to get across to the admissions tutors and then match them up to all the experience (both academic and non) that you have had.

I hope this helps.

For further help you can email me, but I'd recommend you go to www.personalstatementchecker.com. That's where I got all the help I so desperately needed and without their help I probably wouldn't have gotten into University! They told me about spreading the skills and about lots of other good stuff, so give it a go!


Kristin Russell 09.05.2011. 17:43

help with my ethics homework? it would be great if someone could help me with some of these questions to review for my test thanks :)

1. _______ is the federal agency that provides explicit guides and resources detailing appropriate behavior in the workplace, as well as offering legal direction and parameters for both employees and employers.
A. Title VII of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964
B. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
C. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
D. Portability of Health Coverage

2. Researchers Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Millainathan answered help-wanted ads in Boston and Chicago newspapers and ascertained that discrimination against _______ exists.
A. names
B. gender
C. accents
D. residential neighborhoods

3. "Bully Broads" is a corporate coaching program designed to help:
A. men adjust with women who act like bullies.
B. women understand how their conception of what it takes to get ahead can be viewed negatively.
C. women understand the importance of behaving similar to that of their male counterparts.
D. men adjust to the idea of women having to act like bullies in a male-dominated society.

4. As of 2010, __ of the workforce is comprised of white men under the age of 45.
A. 40%
B. 30%
C. 20%
D. 10%

5. A 2004 study by Catalyst found that at the current rate of change, it will take women ___ years to reach parity with men on the Boards of Fortune 500 companies.
A. 40
B. 70
C. 170
D. 240

6. A study conducted by Catalyst in 2004 found that companies with the highest representation of women on their top management teams
A. reported more reverse discrimination charges than companies with the lowest representation of women.
B. reported more sexual harassment claims than companies with the lowest representation of women.
C. experienced better financial performance than companies with the lowest representation of women.
D. all of the above

7. _______ refers to the principle of tolerance and inclusion that supports the co-existence of multiple cultures, while encouraging each to retain that which is unique or individual about that particular culture.
A. Diversity
B. Equality
C. Multiculturalism
D. Affirmative Action

8. Which of the following is discrimination against those traditionally considered to be in power or the majority?
A. Reverse discrimination
B. Affirmative action
C. Inverse discrimination
D. Backward discrimination

9. Which of the following is an example of reverse discrimination in America?
A. An African-American interviewer rejects another African-American based on color.
B. A female interviewer rejects a male interviewee because of gender.
C. A white interviewer rejects an African-American based on color.
D. A female interviewer rejects another female interviewee because of gender.

10. ______ refers to a policy or a program that tries to respond to instances of past discrimination by implementing proactive measures to ensure equal opportunity today.
A. Reverse discrimination
B. Gentrification
C. Multiculturalism
D. Affirmative action

11. All of the following are ways through which affirmative action can arise at the workplace except:
A. Affirmative action may be required by Executive Order 11246.
B. Courts may mandate judicial affirmative action.
C. Affirmative action plans may be consultant-based.
D. Employers may undertake voluntary affirmative action plans.

12. All of the following statements are true except:
A. Black men with professional degrees receive 79 percent of the salary paid to white men with the same degrees and comparable jobs.
B. Black women with professional degrees receive 60 percent of the salary paid to white men with the same degrees and comparable jobs.
C. Latina women?s earnings were 55 percent of white men?s earnings in 2003.
D. Women and minorities have made more progress breaking through the glass ceiling at Fortune 500 companies than at smaller companies.

From Opportunities and Challenges of Workplace Diversity and class notes

13. Women make up close to half the workforce, but occupy only __% of the executive vice-president (and above) positions at Fortune 500 corporations. African Americans and Latinos represent approximately 25% of the population yet hold fewer than __% of senior management positions.
A. 5; 8
B. 8; 5
C. 3; 5
D. 8; 3

14. According to Marilyn Loden, _________ dimensions of diversity represent the core of an individual?s identity and are essentially unchangeable.
A. central
B. primary
C. secondary
D. organizational

15. According to Marilyn Loden, all of the following are considered primary dimensions of diversity except
A. age.
B. sexual orientation.
C. gender.
D. religion.

16. ______ is a way of thinking that involves ascribing specific behavioral traits to individuals because they belong to a certain group.
A. Prejudice
B. Stereotyping
C. Discrimination
D. Tokenism

Kristin Russell

Admin 09.05.2011. 17:43

you're not looking for help, you're looking for someone to do your ethics homework (which seems to be unethical if you ask me) ...


steve 30.01.2007. 15:50

what wrong with this? What is wrong with this?
Jill Smith
Axia College of University of Phoenix

Corporate Training
Today, managers need well-trained employees and are finding they do not exist. Corporations are providing additional training for their employees. One such training program that is being added to corporate learning environments is an awareness of emotional intelligence. Business managers are learning that successful managers need high Emotional Quotient (EQ) or Emotional Intelligence (EI) to work effectively.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to accurately perceive emotions in self and others, to identify different emotional responses, and to use emotional information to make intelligent decisions (Goleman, 2000). A leading expert on EQ finds, ?people good at managing relationships tend also to be self-aware, self-regulating, and empathetic? (Goleman, 2000, p. 33). Emotional intelligence is especially important ?at the highest levels of the company, where differences in technical skills are of little importance. In other words, the higher the rank of the person, the more emotional intelligence capabilities are needed for decision making effectiveness? (Goleman, 1986, p. 94).
Emotional intelligence is crucial to a successful business career and for effective group performance (Goleman, 1986). The core competencies required for emotional intelligence are ?the perception of emotions in one?s self and others, the understanding of these emotions, and the management of emotions? (Feldman, 2001, p. 4). Success in the modern workplace requires teamwork and collaboration. Emotional Intelligence training is essential because most modern companies rely on teams of employees working together, rather than on the action of individual managers working in isolation (Ganzel, 2001).
Several accredited universities are delivering EQ training in hopes of preparing their students for the workplace. Grossman (2000) states:

A current trend in education is to teach students about how their emotional intelligence can have a positive or negative effect on their career. Many universities are now offering courses in interpersonal relationships and emotional intelligence in an attempt to prepare students to be leaders. Leaders cannot lead in isolation, and an educational delivery system that features team building and collaboration is growing by the numbers. (p. 48)

Emotional intelligence skills are a crucial component for a successful career in business. We live in a time of rapid change and in a world of diversity. The modern business environment requires managers to have highly functioning intrapersonal, interpersonal, and group skills. Emotional Intelligence is important today and will be even more important in the future. As more employees master emotional intelligence skills, a higher functioning group emotional intelligence should emerge. In response to this higher group EI, individual employees will need to keep refining their EI skills (Tucker, 2000).


Admin 30.01.2007. 15:50

what's your point?


Kevin 15.10.2011. 21:15

If the Phoenix Coyotes, New York Islanders, and Florida Panthers were to move....? What city will they be in?

Personally if Phoenix were to move...... Phoenix Coyotes will land in Portland, Oregon because they have an NHL ready stadium and they would need a good stadium.

New York Islanders will most likely move to Quebec City. It just so happens that their lease at their stadium expires in 2015, which is the same time that Quebec City will open their new stadium. Plus, the public rejected the new stadium plan and they Isles fan can easily become fans of Rangers, Devils, or Bruins.

I don't think Florida Panthers will move at all. Canada isn't an option because they have enough teams already. Detroit, Buffalo, and others are a lot of choices.

What do you think?


Admin 15.10.2011. 21:15

The Isles arent going far. They may move down the block but Bettman and the other owners arent going to let them go to far for many reasons. First they understand Wang is the issue more so than the city and they simply aren't going to leave a city with the amount of dollars out there and available once they do turn around this franchise. Too much at stake in tv revenue....deals are worked in many different ways but of utmost importance is size of viewership area. And NY is a huge factor in that.

The Panthers will move...they have asked for and received financial assistance from the league. They simply dont have a large enough fan base nor do they garner the corporate dollars the league hoped they would. City size makes this painful but they cant continue to lose money without the other shoe dropping.

And Phoenix...well even the franchise is using ads meant to light a fire as they are dangerously close to moving. The move is inevitable....the other 29 owners (who by way of court order) own the franchise now and are very tired of footing a losing franchises bills on top of their own.

Seattle has jumped to the front of the moving franchises line....once they build a stadium a move there is incredibly likely to happen. The city has been in discussion with Bettman....2 potential owners have stepped up with one willing to finance a stadium....it is a top 15 tv market and hockey has established roots there. Contrary to some people thinking they are too close to Vancouver the fact is they are outside the leagues drawn up boundaries an on top of that Vancouvers ownership group are on the record as not only okay with a Seattle team but hopeful it happens to build a driveable rivalry.

Quebec, Portland, Kansas City, Houston and surely others will all stand in line hoping to get a team....all have good arguments for and arguments against them landing a team. My feeling is all 3 will announce their intentions by the conclusion of the season with only the Isles staying put (and having a new stadium deal in place). WIth realignment inevitable it makes great sense to establish who is and who isnt moving by then so they only have to shuffle teams once.


EmmaJean 04.06.2008. 18:33

Natural Horsmanship training......? So is there any trainers that train with natural horsemanship that you just love their techniques? Im trying to broaden my training horizons by observing many good trainers' techniques. Any suggestions on who you think is good?
I usually do go by Clinton Anderson and think He's awesome!


Admin 04.06.2008. 18:33

I feel that the Natural Horsemanship "revolution" is the most positive thing affecting the relationship between horses and humans in recent history.

I feel that if people well and truly understand and can use these principles correctly, they become better humans - how couldn't you if you could understand a horse and how to communicate with it, you should be able to apply the same principals to other humans.

Those "natural horse-people" that I've either met or read, who I feel truly know their stuff are simply awesome to read or interact with.

Unfortunately, here in Michigan, I have yet to find a trainer of the caliber of person you are asking about in the near vicinity.

If I had my way, and a bottomless pocket full of cash, I'd spend my time tyring to learn all I can and possibly meet and learn from all of the following:

Ray Hunt
Bill Williams
Buck Brannaman
Dennis Reis
Chris Cox
Pony Boy (Remember him?)
Craig Cameron
Curt Pate
and yes, even Clinton Anderson

While I feel that Clinton Anderson is more "corporate" and has focused more on making a business of the idea, He is still a pretty good guy, but I have trouble following him as I get lost in his accent. Chris Cox also has an accent, but it's not quite so strong so I don't get as lost in how he's saying something as I do with Clinton.

If you are lucky enough to get near any one or all of these guys, I think there's something every one of them could teach ya. They each have roots in the natural horseman ideals, but each has their own twist.

also, a wise man once told me "each horse is an individual, each human is an individual, together each horse/human team is unique - I can't take your horse, train it to do what it should and expect it to act just the same when you ask it the same thing, because you'll ask differently than I do. It's better to train you and the horse together to communicate with each other" and I've found that each trainer has an ability to help us each differently.

We all have personalities which drive how well we communicate - I don't learn well from people who talk slow or try to teach me something I already know. I also don't learn well from someone who speaks way above my head or trains a discipline only that I am uninterested in. Therefore the trainer must know what I know, how I learn and how to communicate well with me before he can teach me to communicate well with my horse.

A suggestion: go buy the book "True Horsemanship through Feel". It's written by Leslie Desmond in the words of one of the Dorrance borthers (I don't remember which one right now). Then go to Leslie's website and get the self study guide.

Mr. Dorrance's way of speaking is a little complex in it's simplicity to focus well an learn from. In addition, the underlying success of Natural Horsemanship is in the "Feel". You have to know what the success of each little endeavor you make "feels" like - what does it feel like when the horse is flexible, what does it feel like when he does this or that properly. It's very tough to turn "feel" into words - if it were easy, we'd all have it.

That's what you have to get to - a true feeling for what is right and what is wrong, while knowing yourself enough to identify your limitations. I truly believe my own personality limits what I can do with my horses and only when I overcome my own limitations and learn what I want "feels" like, will I be successful with them critters.

Also, don't diminish the importance of any trainer - just because they might not actually be a "natural" horseman in your eyes, you can learn something from all of them - even if it's how NOT to do something. Unfortunately, I think many people find out later there's a great trainer right in their own area they never knew about - because the really great ones don't really do it to get rich, they started doing it to have better rapport and success with the animals they love.

Any one who has any contacts with trainers they feel are good (especially if in Michigan) would be welcome information to me!


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