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May 7, 2017

In my continued study of natural health, I was very surprised to find that some of the uses of magnets actually fall into the realm of health. Magnetic therapy claims to give positive health benefits to its patients by exposing certain areas of their bodies to magnetic fields. It’s not unlike LED light therapy which directs a portion of the light spectrum into certain areas of the patient’s body, promoting positive health benefits as well.

There are many uses for magnets and magnetism in our modern culture, and in many ways, magnetic fields in general are looking to be the way of the future. Some magnets are very powerful and generate broad magnetic fields. Others are very small and fit in the palm of your hand. Here are just a few of the many uses of magnets in our modern world.

1. Magnetic Bracelets. Proponents of magnetic therapy have come up with a way to always be in contact with a magnetic field. They claim that close proximity with magnetic fields increase health, energy, and vitality, and also things like blood flow and organ function. Many products are now sold that have magnets as their central purpose and the magnetic bracelet is the most common. Opponents of magnetic therapy claim that the only reason things like magnetic bracelets have any effect is because of the placebo effect, that since the users think they’re working and giving them more vitality and energy, that the actual effect manifests itself.

2. In the Yard. In having done many construction projects, having a wide walk behind magnet on wheels to pick up loose nails and screws is essential. It was quite fun rolling this magnet around because it picked up all of the iron flecks in the dirt which was pretty neat to watch.

3. In Generators and Electric Engines. Thinking of building an electric motor or a generator? You’ll need a magnet. By moving a conductor through a magnetic field, you can create electric energy, like in a generator. Generators use fuel to create physical energy that gets converted to electric energy, by moving the conductor through a magnetic field. In motors, the process is the opposite. They take electric energy and convert it into physical energy.

4. Anti-gravity. Though no one has yet invented an anti-gravity machine, scientists are using the opposing pulls of magnets to push metal objects up from the ground and suspend them in midair. This has fascinating and exciting possibilities, train cars for weightless travel being the most utilized. Did you know that the maximum recorded speed of a magnetically levitated train is 581 kilometers per hour (361 mph). That’s pretty fast!

5. Experiments and Trinkets. A lot of interesting experiments and desktop trinkets are being made that show the interaction between magnetic fields, or simply levitate objects. Among my favorites is the magnetic levitating stand pictured to the right. Utilizing opposing magnetic fields, you can cause objects to float weightlessly on your desk. Pretty neat trick. If whole trains are capable of being levitated, I don’t think that a picture frame should be too much of a challenge.

Magnetic fields are amazing. Mankind has always needed and heavily relied on them. Since the beginning of time we’ve needed the natural magnetic field generated by the Earth’s core in order to ward off dangerous solar radiation. A little known fact is that the Earth’s magnetic field is what causes the Aurora Borealis, or northern lights. The core of the Earth itself is magnetic, and it draws radiation from outer space toward the north and south poles, causing the radiation to dance along the upper atmosphere, creating some beautiful colors. An otherwise very dangerous level of radiation is transformed into a beautiful light display by the Earth’s core. The reason it seems to show up only rarely is because it’s generally only heavily visible during periods of extra intense solar radiation, like solar flares from the sun. I hope that after you’re done reading this article, you’ll have a greater admiration and respect for magnetic fields and the wide range of uses of magnets that mankind has discovered.

Source by Ben Mester

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In this era, the business or trade world is the most money-spinning and creative platform for the businessmen. You may be a business entrepreneur, a startup venture or a big industry, you need to grow and create an impact on the customers through quality of your service or product.

It is mandatory to update your business acumen, the trends and the technology. To compete and excel in the market, it is essential to keep an eye on every aspect that may help you gain big profit and name.

Communication is one feature that is of foremost significant for growth of any business. The message you send to the masses or target audience should generate goodwill depending on the brilliance of communication sent across. Successful companies have a dedicated team to take care of Public Relations and Communication.

Business Mails have become one of the major forms of business communication. One must carefully draft emails and put the message in an interesting and innovative way to attract the attention of readers towards the idea or concept being sold.

A well composed mail itself should be sufficient for any proposal or business idea. It should be so alluring that a proposal can be agreed and sealed, inception of new alliances could take place, and partnerships or projects could be renewed.

Hence, business email is immense important in today’s cut throat competition. The business email is the first impression; it creates the business image of a company. It enhances the company’s position, its standards and objectives. It develops the confidence in reader’s mind about the service or industry, the competence and business acumen of its team members.

Thus, it becomes most challenging to draft an effective email. While drafting a business email one must ensure a flawless documentation and presentation:

· Format: The design or the template of email should be contemporary. Always follow the structure of formal letter with every rule or parameter taken into consideration. Don’t forget to put salutation, and subject of mail in the opening.

· Email Receivers: Keep the receiver email in “To” and others in “BCC”, “CC” to your seniors or team members can also be sent.

· Brevity: Remember to keep it short. The reader would ignore long and tedious mails. You have to value a busy schedule of the reader.

· Wording: Use formal, polite, yet attractive and compelling vocabulary. A second person addressing gives a personal touch and it would impress the reader.

· Accuracy: Ensure that the mail has crisp and clear words, and it should be properly addressed. Go for spell check to guarantee that there are no spelling errors. Also, ensure there should be no grammar mistakes. The content should be precise and unblemished.

· Signature: The signatures should be given at the end in a defined format:

1. Thanks/ Regards,

2. Yours faithfully/ Sincerely, Truly,

3. Name of sender,

4. Designation of sender,

5. Contact information with the mobile number and email,

6. Company website and logo,

7. Link to social media.

Source by Aparna Bedi Tiwari

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The Android TV box is a useful piece of kit that connects to the TV via the HDMI port to offer most of the features of Android. This type of set up is very flexible and easily connects to most TVs with the right port and is a lot cheaper than a smart TV. Here are a few of the benefits of using the Android TV box:

Endless apps

One of the most appreciated benefits is the ability to use and install the endless apps that are now available on the Android operating system. By visiting the Google Play store using the internet connection, it is possible to install the latest apps related to not only multimedia content, but also audio editing applications, games, books, magazines, sending email, or signing into social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter.

TV support

By connecting the Android TV box to the TV at home via the internet; it is also possible to connect to other devices in the home, such as those that make use of technologies like Airplay, Miracast, DLNA, or others that function with Android. This makes it very flexible to share various types of multimedia with the TV. For instance, it is possible for an Android compatible tablet or smartphone to interact and control the TV while also giving the option to share files with a laptop or even watch a downloaded series or a movie on the large screen. Overall, this type of setup gives a simple gateway to get the internet on the TV.

Great price

The cost of upgrading a standard TV to benefit from all the possibilities of Android is relatively cheap compared to buying a smart TV. Plus, the combined standard TV and Android TV box can offer a lot more than a standalone smart TV.

Regular updates

The Android operating system is updated on a regular basis, which means the latest version of a game, application, or system is always available. Plus, this is usually done automatically so there is no need to keep searching for updates when logged into the app store. This is significantly more convenient than a smart TV which can take a while to receive updates, especially when every brand of TV needs to have its own update created and released.

All in all, the Android TV Box makes it possible to enjoy the connectivity and versatility of Android on a standard TV set up.

Source by Leo Eigenberg

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Not many people think about the origins of harnessing the energy of the sun when the battery in their iPod or cell phone begins to die. They just open the high efficiency solar cell blades on their solar battery charger and draw the free, inexhaustible energy of the sun into their solar powered electronic devices. It’s unlikely that once their electronic device is charged, that they contemplate the sun’s incredible energy; that the energy the sun provides in one minute can supply the world’s energy for one year, or that the sun can provide more energy than the world’s population could consume in 27 years. They don’t realize as they listen to their iPod on the beach, or call for a tow truck with their cell phone, that the sun, which provided the energy to charge their electronic device, has been providing this energy to the earth for the last 4 billion years.

Thankfully, being aware of these facts is not necessary in order to enjoy the benefits of solar battery chargers, or any type of solar powered electronics. Either does knowing that the journey that brought us to today’s solar energy technology began in the year 1767, with the physicist Horace Benedict de Saussure.

Due to the increased use of glass during the eighteenth century, the French-Swiss scientist Horace Benedict de Saussure became aware of the ability of glass to trap solar heat. While many of his contemporaries preferred to work with burning mirrors, which could burn objects at a distance or melt the hardest metal within seconds, de Saussure set out to determine how effectively glass heat traps could collect the energy of the sun by building the Western world’s first solar collector.

When de Saussure created what was to become the first solar oven, he had tried several designs before determining that a well-insulated box with three layers of glass to trap outgoing thermal radiation created the most heat. The highest temperature he reached was 230° F, which he found did not vary significantly when the box was carried from the top of Mt. Cramont in the Swiss Alps down to the Plains of Cournier, 4,852 feet below in altitude and 34° F above in temperature, thereby establishing that the external air temperature played no significant role in this solar heating effect.

Although not many people are aware of Horace Benedict de Suassure and his groundbreaking experiments involving solar energy collection, they certainly have him to thank for pioneering the harnessing of this environmentally friendly source of energy. This along with the development of the earliest version of the solar oven, which is still the most energy efficient, and pollution-reducing oven in use today has demonstrated the benefits of harnessing this benign source of energy. Without the experiments of Horace Benedict de Suassure they may have never been the creation of the photovoltaic cell at Bell Laboratories in 1954, or the development of the solar chargers, solar battery chargers, or solar powered electronics that we use today.

Source by Richard McCrossen

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All Project Management Professional, (PMP), certified project managers must uphold the Project Management Institute, (PMI)®, code of ethics. You must be honest in all of your dealings, you must bring violations to the proper authorities, you must not engage in gossip or make comments that undermine another person’s reputation. These are all worthy standards of conduct that should be pertinent to all project managers. The responsibility standard of conduct really sets you above the norm as it substantially reduces the risk an organization takes when using your services.

The PMI responsibility standard specifies that a PMP certified project manager will only accept those assignments that are consistent with their background. This means that you will not take an assignment that you have no hope of completing successfully. Others in the project management are not as selective. They will often take any job offered and will then attempt to learn as they go. You will not, and cannot, do this.

That isn’t to say that you can’t take a challenging role. The ethics code does allow for a “stretch assignment”, one that you may not have direct experience with. For these assignments, you have a duty to inform the key stakeholders of your knowledge gaps so that they may make an informed decision regarding your suitability to the project. This standard of conduct should be valuable to your business partners. They should be made aware of it.

Your adherence to the ethical code of conduct substantially reduces risk to your clients. You won’t take assignments that are far beyond your ability and experience. You will act honestly. You will conduct yourself professionally at all times. Many other practitioners do not operate under such a strict code. They may take assignments far beyond their ability. If they are unsuccessful, they can simply move to a new assignment. Their clients bear a substantial amount of risk, often without knowing about it. The uncertified project manager has no compelling reason to explain knowledge gaps. In many cases, the hiring of uncertified project managers puts the project in jeopardy of failure. The future costs could be very high indeed.

As a Project Management Professional, you should ensure that your clients are well aware of the protection that your credential offers them. Your ethical conduct is a defining feature of your actions. This can be of great value to your clients.

Source by Vaughn Smith

May 7, 2017 0 comment
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There are lots of games you can play to get Neopoints. So many, in fact, that we could spend weeks talking about them all. Instead, we’ve given you 5 of what we’ve found to be some of the best games in Neopets. This in no ways says which games are the most fun to play, and you might find that you are extremely talented in playing a game that is not on my list. In general, we’ve found these games to give players the best chance at making the easiest, quickest Neopoints possible.


1. Attack of the Gummy Dice: NP Ratio 1, Difficulty 4.1

Ok, so the NP ration on this game isn’t the best…but it is decent, and the game is pretty easy-kind of like a variation on Tetris.

2. Destruct-O-Match II: NP Ratio .3, Difficulty 4.7

Though the NP Ratio on this game is horrible, the first time I ever played it I earned over 350 Neopoints. The game is really simply to learn and fast to play, and I bet you’ve seen versions of this before on other gaming sites. Hands down, it is one of the quickest games in terms of earning Neopoints.

3. Hasee Bounce: NP Ratio 3, Difficulty 4.4

I love this game! The NP ratio is fairly high and you’ll quickly understand how to bounce the hasee to collect the doughnut fruit. Give it a try; it’s worth the time.

4. Kiko Match II: NP Ratio 2, Difficulty 4.1

This is basically a timed game of memory. It’s fairly easy to play and advance through the levels once you get the hang of it, and the NP Ratio is great.

5. Kou-Jung: NP Ratio 1.25, Difficulty 4.6

I’m sure you’ve played this game before, and it’s actually quite simple to learn. If you haven’t-all you have to do is pair matching tiles. Play on “hard” and you’ll make pretty many points in three levels.

If you spend your time concentrating on these, (and other) Neopets games, you should be able to make more Neopoints than you ever had before.

Source by Alistair McMaster

May 7, 2017 0 comment
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We know from writings in the ancient Greek Iliad, the Bible and the Koran that the human perception of colour has been evolving. The language used to describe the colour of such things as the sea or sky, once compared with other common place objects, has changed. Up until recently our understanding of science argued that the evolutionary process was brought about by genetic inheritance. However, the idea that linguistic colour perception is generated by non-genetic forces associated with evolutionary development within a holographic universe has presented itself.

The recent creation of time crystals by American University researchers has demonstrated that our scientific, spiritual and political understanding about evolving reality is a primitive illusion. The functioning of time crystals has shown that our concept of science being governed by a supreme law demanding our extinction, is incorrect. The evolutionary process associated with a non-genetic linguistic colour perception process, therefore, warrants investigation.

Our science and social mores are governed by a carcinogenic dysfunctional informational system discovered by epidemiologists. It is a 3D global epidemic transmitted by modern day communication and information devices. In 2016 a linguistic colour perception antidote to this global epidemic was discovered and recognized by the World Fund for Arts in Russia. In 2017 this Russian Science-Art Organization set out to establish a research program to investigate the role that artistic linguistic colour perception will play in futuristic technologies. In 2017 American University researchers created time crystals embracing the antidote reality. They stated their intent to apply their new knowledge for the advancement of existing artificial quantum information technology. As that technology is an integral aspect of the epidemic, this would a serious mistake. If the Russian program follows the same logic and fuses the antidote information with infected artificial intelligence, the 3D global epidemic will interact with the holographic evolutionary process in ways we do not understand.

It is common knowledge that the use of artistic linguistic colour techniques to control the human mind for dysfunctional intent exists, for example, North Korea, is now of concern because of this. To a seemingly lesser extent we are being governed by a continual bombardment of non-stop commercial television mind control. In order to make a positive contribution to this situation the quantum biological antidote needed to develop healthy evolutionary technology should be made visible to the general public as soon as is possible.

The Philosopher, Plato, argued that aesthetic art appreciation was unethical, requiring an ethical spiritual wisdom through art in order to prevent the destructive property of unformed matter emerging from within the physical atom to destroy civilization. Later, in modern times, the philosopher, Immanuel Kant, agreeing with Plato, wrote that an asymmetrical electromagnetic field was evolving within the creative, artistic mind as the spiritual wisdom that Plato was searching for. Plato’s concept was that the physical world was an illusion, which is in accord with the idea of a holographic universe being an evolving illusion of reality.

We know that within a holographic universe artistic illusions can bring about neurological emotions open to manipulation by unethical dictatorial regimes. The antidote technology however, uses an alternative to the ‘Colour over Mind’ artistic rhetoric accompanied with artistic sound and colour to create a dysfunctional mindset. Within the holographic reality ‘Mind over Colour’ uses the physics concept that is the equal and opposite to unethical illusions.

Modern day artists are subconsciously painting stereoscopic images into their paintings. The artist Salvador Dali was convinced that this phenomenon existed for ethical purpose. His eccentric Freudian language together with scientists arguing for science, politics and social morality to break free of its dilemma embraced Immanuel Kant’s more ethical future. In 2002 stereoscopic asymmetrical electromagnetic glasses were patented. When used to view artwork of this century Dali’s conviction that paintings contained an invisible stereoscopic message became factual.

Paintings now exist depicting a stereoscopic multi-dimensional holographic picture echoing the painting’s descriptive text. This linguistic colour perception goes far beyond the scope of the mechanistic description of yesteryear’s concept of chromostereopsis, in which a visual illusion of depth is conveyed in two-dimensional color images. However, in present day artwork many planes of stereoscopic images merge with each other to bring about movement, which within a holographic reality are recognised by engineers as spiritual torque forces. These are the torque forces belonging to the asymmetrical electromagnetic spiritual technology of Chales Proteus Steinmetz. He wrote telling the world that such a spiritual technology would be far superior to the mechanistic asymmetrical electromagnetic global technology he helped to bring about as a principle figure in the electrification of America. Without the new spiritual mindset, civilization governed by the 3D epidemic of dysfunctional information will result in nuclear warfare.

Authorisation for this article belongs to a 1979 Australian National Television documentary entitled, The Scientists – Profiles of Discovery. A detailed explanation of these discoveries can be found in the paper, The Optical Nature of Artistic Genius, (April 2017) by Chris Degenhardt, published on academia.edu.

Source by Robert Pope

May 7, 2017 0 comment
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Listening skills are important because it’s part of communication. It helps you to improve your human skills and to expand your social networks. However, many people tend to talk a lot and neglected the listening part during a conversation. Bad listening habits may causes unnecessary losses or mistake. The following list will remind you about the importance of listening skills and aids you to become a better listener in the future. 

Importance of listening skills:

1) Improve understanding. Listening well will aids you to improve your understanding towards your surrounding environment and people, your daily task and job. No matter you’re the lower level employees or top manager of the company, you need to have good listening skills in order to fully understand your responsibility and task structure. Listening well also helps you to avoid conflict and learn valuable information such as senior’s experience in handling specific challenge.

2) Build good relationship. People tend to perceived themselves and their thoughts as more important than the others. Thus, most of the time, people want others to listen to what they say. In other words, people like others to pay attention on them. So, if you willing to listen to them, you will make them feel respected. They will feel themselves important because of you and more likely to have good relationship with you. This is important in today business world, where all the project is mostly managed by teams. Team cohesiveness and relationship is ultimately essential.

3) Support other’s needs. The command-and-control leadership style has long gone. Nowadays, you need to have good human skills to lead your follower. In order to help your followers to grow and improve, first you must listen to what they want to tell you. Try to listen carefully especially when they mention about the obstacles that stops them from stepping forward, and then, prepare an appropriate solution for them. If you willing to listen, not only you will be able to support others well, but others will also support you in return for being a good leader. Listening skills is important to helps others to resolve their problems. 

In conclusion, listening skills helps you to learn what others said and aids you to approach them easier. By listening well, you can tackle the listening barriers well and encourages effective communication. So, remember to stop talking and pay attention to others during conversation in the future.

Source by Chow Der Shen

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In an effort to move up the corporate ladder and achieve a higher salary everyone seems to be striving for a management position. Aside from the fact that it offers greater financial compensation and status few people know why they would want to be a manager. Many technical professionals are not really interested in people anyway, they are interested in technology. Many find dealing with people just a necessary annoyance.

I certainly was of that opinion. However, an interesting change took place. The more I learned about leadership and the way people behaved, the more I found them fascinating. My interest grew to the point that I now find people far more appealing than technology.

For those of you who have not been convinced that motivating and leading people is worth your time here are a few reasons that you might want to consider:

• Leadership is a valued skill

• Leadership gives you the ability to accomplish more

• Leadership allows you to progress up the corporate ladder

• Leadership give you skills that will last a lifetime (timeless skills)

• Leadership gives you skills that can be transferred outside of the IT/IS department

• Leadership give you the ability to help others grow

• Leadership is a much more effective people management technique.

Leadership Skills Enable Individuals to Reach Superior Positions

Most organizations do not provide financial compensation for technical staff at levels as high as management. The ability to lead, motivate, and communicate are valued higher than the ability to accomplish something that is technical in nature. You can argue whether this is an appropriate policy or not; however disputing it is most likely not going to change it. If you want to progress up the corporate ladder in your organization and move to higher salary ranges, you need to take on leadership roles; and do a good job of it.

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Leadership Gives You the Ability to Accomplish More

What if I could show you how you could take the very valuable skills that you have and multiply your productivity with them? What if you could perform several of them at one time? Sound impossible? Not with leadership!

How much time do you spend performing tasks that really don’t require your complete personal attention? Are there any tasks that you perform that could be delegated? Any responsibility of yours that you do not have to perform yourself can be delegated. You may argue that you alone have the technical expertise – well, it’s time to start using your time more wisely by training someone else.

Delegating as many tasks as possible gives you more time to share your knowledge and lead your team. Your team will be able to accomplish more as you guide it and you will indirectly accomplish more than you could by attempting to perform all of the tasks on your own.

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Leadership Allows You to Progress up the Corporate Ladder

People often have the misperception that by making themselves indispensable they are protecting their job (and possibly career). There is probably no other place in corporate culture where this attitude is more prevalent than in the IT and IS departments (my background). IT/IS staff are known for creating legacy systems that are so complicated and poorly documented that they are the only ones who could possibly maintain them and therefore, have job security.

Trust me; having gone through a particularly brutal corporate bankruptcy I can assure you that nothing provides you with job security.

Making yourself indispensable does not protect your job, but it does have another effect; it will stagnate your career. There is no way that an indispensable individual is going to be promoted out of his current job; after all, there is no one to fill the job after his promotion.

If you want to make sure that you are seriously considered for a position when it becomes available within your organization make sure that someone else can do your current job. This begins with cross training and matures into delegation; both skills of a leader.

Leadership Gives You Skills that Will Last a Lifetime

If you want to be hot in a technical community then you have to keep current with the technology. Technology continues to change at faster and faster rates; which causes skills to become obsolete, also at faster and faster rates. The tools of the early to mid 90s are barely mentioned compared to the current technologies. How much will current skills be valued five to ten years from now?

Although continuous learning is an admirable pursuit (and it certainly is one of mine), wouldn’t it be nice to learn some skills that won’t lose their value several years from now when the technology becomes obsolete. Leadership is such a set of skills. They never become obsolete and you can continually build upon the foundation of your knowledge.

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Leadership Gives You Skills that can be transferred Outside of Your Department.

Your specific area is a great place to work; however it is only one of many areas available within corporations. Although some of your area specific skills are transferable most of them are not. For example, being able to re-partition a hard drive does not help you in managing a customer service centre (unless it is a support centre at a hard drive manufacture). Being able to lead a team that routinely re-partitions hard drives however does give you a lot of the skills necessary to lead a customer service centre.

You may be thinking, “I would never want to be in customer service.” But wouldn’t it be nice to pursue other career options if opportunities present themselves and they turn out to be a fit for you.

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Leadership Gives You the Ability to Help Others to Grow

Some would argue that helping others is not something that they value; that it does not help them directly. This is obviously faulty thinking. Have you ever had someone assist you? I doubt that there is anyone reading this that has not benefited from the kindness of someone else. So why should someone feel justified in not wanting to help others even if he does not see a tangible benefit

In addition to the fact that helping people is the right thing to do there are many indirect benefits that you will gain from helping others grow and develop.

• It is a learning experience for you too. As you help others progress you will be gaining new skills yourself.

• You will build loyalty; loyalty that will manifest itself at the most surprising times. You will have a team that is willing to go the extra mile when it is needed rather than taking the attitude that it isn’t their problem and punching out at 5:00 pm.

• You will build friendships. As I mentioned in previous articles, there is often resentment towards newly promoted leaders. However, if you look after your employees rather than try to control them, they will both respect you and like you. Personally, I would much rather work with people who want to work with me than those who do not.

• You will build respect. Respect is something that is earned, not demanded. People will abide by your authority if they have to, but they will only do what is absolutely necessary. Earn their respect and they will go the extra mile to make sure that the job is done well.

• The organization will benefit. As your team grows stronger under your leadership the organization will realize the benefits.

• It is motivating not only for your team but also for you to see them grow.

Leadership is an Effective Motivation Technique

If you use any of the management techniques that involve controlling, berating, driving, criticizing, or insulting to motivate them, you are going to discover something important about them. You staff is not going to change their ways! You may get them to conform while you are yelling at them, but stop the negative motivation techniques for one moment and they will resort to their original ways.

Is it them? Are they slow learners? Are they stubborn? You teach them, you show them, you correct them, but every time you turn your back they relapse and return to their original behaviour.

Of course not! It is clear that the motivational techniques you are using are ineffective for the long term.

Here is one of the most important concepts that I know. The only way to get someone to do something is to make him want to do it. You can approach this in several ways.

• One way is to make their life so unpleasant until they do what you want and will eventually follow your orders. Although this technique may get quick results in the short term it is highly ineffective in the long term. Take away the unpleasantness and you have taken away the motivation for them. Every time you turn your back (or go away) the unpleasantness for preventing their return to old habits also goes away. The benefits for doing things your way also go away. The team returns to doing things the way that they are most comfortable with; thus appearing slow or stubborn.

• The other method is to inspire the team to want to perform the task. Motivate them; not only to do the task, but to also do it with quality and distinction. Once they are inspired it doesn’t matter whether you are standing over them or 5000 miles away; they will perform the job with excellence in either situation.

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Obviously this is just some of the reasons you might want to develop leadership skills. Each individual’s reasons may be different. The important thing to remember is that leadership skills give you many positive results for your efforts – regardless of the result that you are currently seeking.

Make the effort now to learn leadership skills and start reaping the results.

Source by David Mudie

May 7, 2017 0 comment
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In an IT systems context, contingent project management (“CPM”) is the ability to select an appropriate methodology to apply to and successfully deliver a project, tuning the method as the project proceeds. ‘Contingent Leadership Style’ is analogous. Wikipedia (Fiedler) provides an explanation of contingent leadership.

Yes, a project manager can have a contingent leadership style, but may not have a contingent project management approach.

Let us look at a range of project management framework processes:

Waterfall (gather requirements, design, build, test, deliver, train) – the ‘traditional’ way of building systems. This worked well for systems where the rate of business and technology change was low, having grown out of engineering and construction. It still works well in a construction (civil engineering) context, where generally, the rate of technology change is low. Requirements of a building may change during construction, but the rate of scope creep is still low as compared with many IT projects. In the right circumstances, it can still work well with IT projects.

Agile methods (gather and prioritise requirements, design a prototype, test, deliver, re-cycle – design, build, test, deliver, train and go live). On the scale of low risk/low complexity to high risk/high complexity some of the methodologies would be: XP, Scrum, DSDM ®, RUP ®. Note that risk and complexity do not always equate – some low complexity systems can have profound organisational risk associated with them.

Prince ® could be used in either of these contexts for governance of the project on a wider organisational scale, or locally on a smaller scale. Indeed, the advent of Prince2 moved the methodology into a wider non-IT specific context.

Agile methodologies are most appropriate for example where requirements are unclear at the outset, and/or the technology is new or being stretched, and/or a new business model is being adopted (to name just a few reasons). The range of Agile methods also relate to scale of project and team size.

Sophisticated organisations may have their own ‘pet’ methodology, maybe having invested heavily (financially, managerially and politically) in developing their way of doing things, even ‘branding’ the methodology. After all this investment, they will want to ‘sweat this asset’. Projects will have to fit into the corset they impose – this can cause strangulation at the extreme, building a high probability of failure into a project, even before it is initiated.

After all, Prince ® was developed in the UK Public Sector (and the UK Government still has massive problems delivering projects). At the top end of projects, Prince is often seen as excessivley bureaucratic, but it shouldn’t be like that. CPM should ensure that the appropriate processes are selected for a project and that they are applied judiciously so that the project is not strangled by administration and red-tape.

This choking of projects by heavy methods was observed by the author in an investment bank. The project managers running a large number of smaller projects were unable to meet the centralised project reporting requirements imposed on them, leading to frustration in the managers, frustration in the programme office, and frustration in and with the ‘methodology police’. The recommended solution was to

– Prioritise the projects according to risk (measured on several dimensions), report project status on an ‘exceptions’ basis, and tune reporting frequency to project risk.

This levelled the project managers’ workload, and the centralised need for control of risk and comfort.

So, what of contingent project management?

It is clear that a significant degree of experience is necessary to be able to select the appropriate methodology for a project, and the programme board is not always best placed to decide for reasons mentioned earlier – investment and political capital for example.

An effective project manager will have

– the wisdom and experience to select the correct tool for the job based on his or her perception of the risk profile; the ability to persuade the programme board or sponsor of the relevance of the methodology and the basis of selection; worked with a number of methodologies experience enabling the ‘heavy’ or ‘light’ touch application of a methodology; an innate sense of the risks and their relative salience, meaning that a focus is developed and maintained on the things that matter; finally, the ability to dynamically tune the methodology to circumstances without loss of control (finance, timeline and quality), as the ‘things that matter’ change

Dynamic tuning means applying the tool judiciously – some projects may require very high levels of stakeholder communication, others will have to be highly focused on technology/ performance and proof of concept, others may have political governance issues, new or immature business models, and so on. Some projects, of course, will exhibit all of these risks and more beyond. This list and balance of risks will change significantly during the lifecycle of the project. In addition to ongoing Risk review, CPM requires ongoing process review and change.

How is it that more than 30% of projects fail? It is because failing projects continue in the same old vein, without contingent project management being deployed and the management not responding appropriately to changes in risks.

Contingent Project Management is really straightfoward in principle: adapt and survive – that is, Darwinism. To apply it successfully requires a great deal of experience and flexibility.

Source by Phil Marks

May 7, 2017 0 comment
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A mobile phone is made up of many different sections of integrated circuitry (ICs) like the CPU, the Network IC, the Flash IC, the Power IC, the Charger IC, and the Logic IC. It is also made up of network related Antenna switch and P.F.O. Then there are the oscillators and crystals, filters, ROM, and RAM. These are the main internal parts of a mobile phone, which cover all its functions of display, networking, storage, etc. Then there are the external frames and accessories all of which are specific to their brands and model numbers. Like every manufactured product, there is a thriving online market for such parts and with mobile phones becoming the most important accessory in today’s scenario, this marketplace is absolutely booming!

China is the largest market for mobile phones in terms of subscribers. They are also the world’s largest manufacturers of branded phones for other countries as well as off brand cell phones that they sell through various channels at very low cost. This is because they don’t spend much on research and design and manufacturers usually buy a case molding and fill it with their own components. These case moldings are based on internationally famous brands and so their local off brands get to plug into the popularity of the international brand and enjoy it as well.

So, the market for the parts for mobile phones is quite an interesting cocktail!

Who are the customers for the cell phone parts market?

They could be users like you and me or retailers of cell phones and parts

What sort of parts do these online sites sell?

· Terminal product repair parts like LCD screens, battery, and flex cable

· Accessories like earphones, tempered glass, USB cable chargers

· Repair tools

· Other products which are customized

How do you make the right choice of vendors for cell phone parts in such a scenario?

· Replacement screens are the most widely sold part of a mobile phone. One must always look for a good quality screen which has no dead pixels or dead spots and can match any OEM screen. In short, the parts should be of good grade. Many of them buy their parts in bulk, but such parts are of inferior quality and can’t be traced back to the manufacturer in case of defects.

· They should provide technical support as well. Some online retailers of cell phone parts have tie ups with manufacturers with whose cooperation, they can raise their quality of technical expertise.

· They should be able to meet specific demands, whether it is an OEM product or a Chinese copy etc.

· They should have good quality control and provide lifetime warranties for the products.

· Some of their customers like retailers would be happy with financial support like the assurance of credit.

The prices are indicated along with an image of the product. The various brands are all covered in most online cell phone parts sellers.

Source by Satvik Mittal

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How to impress girls in college? It seems girls that fall into this category proves to be the most challenging. You have to get all aspects of your game right if you want to tackle them. These girls know that guys would be hitting on them when they hit the club, so how can you be the one that scores? I will show you a few pointers so that you can ace the game.

How To Impress Girls In College

Firstly you have to subdue that instinct to want to be the top dog around to win her over. All you have to do is be at your natural best. Be honest and showcase your best character traits. Girls can sense when you are being sincere and this sets you apart from the crowd a little.

Next find out what things or trends that catch people’s interest without being corny. College girls are trendy people, keep up to date, or wow them with your sophistication. This keeps them interested and will talk with you beyond a few minutes. Once you caught her attention and interest, ask her questions, let her be in the limelight. Remember, it is always about her, not you.

Now this is the tricky part, you do not want the conversation to head into the “friendship zone”. This happens very easily especially with college girls. Try leaning forward and being close to her. If she does not move away, she probably is interested in you. Another thing is not to disclose too many things during this initial interaction, exit the conversation on a high and ask for her contact information.

Follow my steps on how to impress college girls, and you will be scoring like a pro in no time!

Source by Meldan Wan

May 7, 2017 0 comment
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