...for ways to challenge them. You devise interesting experiences that can stretch them and help them grow. And all the while you are on the lookout for the signs of growth—a new behavior learned or modified, a slight improvement in a skill, a glimpse of excellence or of “flow” where previously there were only halting steps. For you these small increments—invisible to some—are clear signs of potential being realized. These signs of growth in others are your fuel. They bring you strength and satisfaction. Over time many will seek you out for help and encouragement because on some level they know that your helpfulness is both genuine and fulfilling to you. Relator- Relator describes your attitude toward your relationships. In simple terms, the Relator theme pulls you toward people you already know. You do not necessarily shy away from meeting new people—in fact, you may have other themes that cause you to enjoy the thrill of turning strangers into friends—but you do derive a great deal of pleasure and strength from being around your close friends. You are comfortable with intimacy. Once the initial connection has been made, you deliberately encourage a deepening of the relationship. You want to understand their feelings, their goals, their fears, and their dreams; and you want them to understand yours. You know that this kind of closeness implies a certain amount of risk—you might be taken advantage of—but you are willing to accept that risk. For you a relationship has value only......
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...have their own unique self-identities. We will think about what motivates different people to think and act in the ways that they do as well as the role that self-identities play in such attitudes and behaviors. Case Assignment Questions: Managing Creativity at Shanghai Tang * What is Raphael le Masne’s vision for Shanghai Tang when he joins the firm? * If there was going to be a newspaper article written five years after his joining, what would he want the headline to be? * What (de)motivates designers? * What (de)motivates managers (i.e., the buyers and salespeople)? Note that there are six Shanghai Tang stores in Singapore. Do visit one of them if you have time. Supplementary Readings * “How to Play to Your Strengths” by Roberts et al. in HBR (Jan 2005) * “Employee Motivation: A Powerful New Model” by Nohria et al. in HBR (Jul-Aug 2008) * “What the Nonprofits are Teaching Business” by Drucker in The Essential Drucker (2001) Session 4: Organizations as Governments In this fourth session, we will focus on the final part of our framework: power. People are quick to think of a government as an organization, but fail to recognize that organizations can be rightly called governments. We will think about what it means to have power as well as how to use it, abuse it, and respond to it. Case Assignment Questions: The Roller Coaster Ride: The Resignation of a Star * Who has the “upper hand” between Stephen and Peter at the start of......
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Strengths and Weaknesses
...needed, therefore they are very high in competitive advantage since they’ve got a new idea penetrating the market. The product they are selling and marketing is targeted at a specific group of the market, which are sportsmen and sports industries. This group is very focused in terms of their wants and needs; therefore they knew who their target market was whilst the product was in making. 4. SWOT Analysis: Strengths of QR: i. It is a sole product of the Biolife, therefore owners have only one target, which is to enhance and improve QR. All attention of the owners and shareholders is on QR, so it has to gain attention in all aspects, like marketing, improving and financing this product. ii. It is unlike anything out there. This means that Biolife and QR as a product have got very high competitive advantage. Since it is the only market leader. Other companies will have a difficult time in following this market, and getting other customers to use their products instead of QR. iii. Used by head athletic trainer of the Lakers on national TV. This is a major strength point of QR. It started out strong, and got onto TV quickly and by a very well known person too....
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...Dowd and Friedman’s Strengths Thomas Friedman and Maureen Dowd have covered numerous subjects in the articles I read. The articles these writers produce have exceptionally interesting making it obvious as to why there opinions are so highly valued. Some of the issues they chose to cover were unique due to the little coverage put out by the mass media. Certain aspects of Friedman and Dowd’s articles have stuck out to me and shown me why their articles are so widely read. One part of Dowd I enjoy in particular is her use of slang and contemporary phrasing to make her writing sound young at heart. In her article on November 20th titled “Nuking the White House,” Dowd uses phrases such as “a bunch of old, white, Republican dudes.” She also in this article refers to President George W. Bush as just “W.” as she does in many other articles. Although some may find this annoying I on the other hand think her minor use of slang gives personality to the writing. Dowd’s use of slang catches my attention when I’m reading her articles and it makes her seem more down to earth. After reading Thomas Friedman’s articles I found that he is particularly skilled at coving topics dealing with foreign affairs. His outstanding knowledge in globalization makes him especially good at covering this topic. In 1995 Friedman was The New York Times’ foreign-affairs columnist. His articles pertaining to foreign affairs show that he has and exceptional understanding on what maneuvers......
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The House of Strength
...‘The House of Strength’ Before western influence, ancient Iranians participated in numerous sporting events, much like the Greeks and their Olympics. Iranians though prided themselves in a type of wrestling called “Koshti Pahlavani” or “Heroic Wrestling”, where they would do graceful but powerful moves to pin their opponents. In order to train for events such as this, they developed a place to go to gain the strength, power, and endurance necessary to master their event. This place was known as the “Zurkhaneh” or “House of Strength”. The Zurkhaneh was originally a place to train and get closer to God, through weight training, because strength was seen as something godly. The Zurkhaneh housed the one true Iranian way of weight training, “Varzesh-e-Pahlavni” or “The Workout of Heroes”. This workout was a 60-90 minute routine of different lifts and exercises all in alignment to the beat of drums and bells. Now although there are many technical parts to the Zurkhaneh, like who leads it and different levels and rankings (much like those of Karate and Tae Kwon Do), I am going to focus specifically on the weight training aspect of the Varzesh. These exercises include the warm-ups, “Takhteh-Shena”, “Narmesh” (aka Calisthenics), “Meel” exercises, “Charkhidan”, “Pazadan”, “Kabbadeh Keshidan”, “Sang” exercises, and “Shelang-Takhteh”. Each part of the full exercise fully works different parts of the person’s body. In the 90 minute period, the people in the Zurkhaneh start by...
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Skills and Strengths
...taught to respect other people’s opinions and never judge anyone because after all who was I, God? My father instilled in me the hunger for knowledge. Granted I was never one to seek it in my teenage years for the only thing I sought was MTV and hanging out with friends. Now that I am an adult and clarity has reached me on a whole new level, I see in myself a very big strength. The strength to stand tall and never accept defeat, sure I might topple over a time or two and trip over the same rock twice but I’m still here. I’m grateful to be alive. Life isn’t always about misery and depression and wanting to commit suicide. I feel that I can reach out to people and show them what I a mess I was or am or will continue to be. I will turn this mess of mine into my message. Having the will to help others is all I’ve ever wanted to do in this lifetime. I feel that I have that ability to be there for people. In my own experience speaking with people, 9 times out of 10 all anyone wants is just to be heard. I’ve had people come to talk to me just out of the blue and tell me their problems. I don’t know why but I feel I have a strength to allow people to feel comfortable around me because I won’t judge them. I will just listen and provide a piece of advice that comes from the man upstairs, our heavenly father. I’ve heard and read so many self-help books and I’ve just about applied most of them to myself. I find that having those tools does help and I’ve applied these tools to other......
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Strength and Weakness
...UNIQLO Strengths and Weaknesses: I. STRENGTHS * Strong liquidation Base on the current ratio, it showed that Uniqlo counts with more than enough current assets to cover all of its liabilities. In proportion to 2.45:1 * High quick turnover from account receivables turnover and low days to collect receivables. According with the information analyzed we found that Uniqlo experienced a high level in account receivables turnover, which means that Uniqlo has high capability to collect its receivables. * Debt ratio is lower than 70% In accordance with the benchmark of debt ratio, we saw that the company is lower than the 70% which is a good standard to assess its performance. * High profit In addition, Uniqlo return on investment, return on equity and return on sales showed that the company earned a considerable profit. * Good long term investment Taking into consideration investment cash flows structure analysis, from 2010 to 2012, the money that company spent in investing activities is keep increasing. * Their earning per share is increasing Although in 2011, the company suffered a decreasing in earning pershare, but in 2012 , the company had successfully regained an increasing in its eps. * High turnover of operating cash flow Uniqlo selling process was rapid; this brought as a result an increase in the speed of the operation process, which was reflected in high operating cash flow. Weaknesses * Low Inventory Turnover inventory...
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Taking Away the Nation's Existence
...Taking Away the Nation’s Existence (Ahiska-Meskhetian Turks) Ahiska Turks are Meskhetians from Southwestern Georgia. The village they lived in was called Ahiska. In 1944, Ahiskans were deported to different places by Joseph Stalin. Stalin took away the Ahiskan nation’s existence by sending, “Soviet troops [who] descended on Ahiska, Georgia along the border with Turkey on Nov. 14, 1944” as Khalil Chakhalidze remembers (Doug Page). Even though the Ahiskans were transported to many different places before they came to America, many settled in Dayton, Ohio. In my research Problem/Solution Paper, I will educate my reader about the refugee-status, the challenges Ahiskans had in finding a new home, while at the same time parents and their elders desire to move back to their original homeland, which was taken from them, perhaps never to be seen again. The primary focus of my paper will be on a solution, pertaining to the reasons the nation’s existence has been taken from Ahiska (Meskhetian) Turks. This created a major relocation problem, because of much discrimination against them. Opponents, people who come out against immigrants think that they are a drag on the economy, the community, etc. “But it’s been proven time and again that they help the economy. More people working means more jobs and a stronger economy. Which means more jobs for everybody,” said City Commissioner Matt Joseph (Page). Land Originally, Ahiska Turks were Meskhetians from Southwestern Georgia,......
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...cars, honda can use it's strength in high R&D to develop these kind of cars to suit consumers needs. Emerging markets and expansion abroad China being a neighbor to Japan and has cost innovation advantages to be exploited in its global strategy * Threats | | "IMC’s Vision is to be the most respected and successful enterprise, delighting customers with a wide range of products and solutions in the automobile industry with the best people and the best technology". * The most respected. * The most successful. * Delighting customers. * Wide range of products. * The best people. * The best technology. Mission of Toyota is to provide safe & sound journey. Toyota is developing various new technologies from the perspective of energy saving and diversifying energy sources. Environment has been first and most important issue in priorities of Toyota and working toward creating a prosperous society and clean world. | Economic slowdown due to the financial crisis in 2008 External changes (government, politics, taxes, etc) Lower cost competitors or imports from China Price wars in the SMART consumer segment if there is no clear product differentiation Vision and Mission of Toyota | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Strengths * Global organization, with a strong international position in 170 countries worldwide. * High financial strength (1997, sales turnover,......
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Strengths and Weaknesses
...Strengths and Weaknesses Essay A person’s strengths and weaknesses reflect their overall character and ability to lead. When looking at my character, it is important to consider all of my qualities, whether they are good or bad. For example, I consider leadership to be a large part of my personal identity. Since leadership is one of my most important characteristics, many of my strengths derive from it. My strengths are important to consider in my overall personality and the way I relate to other people. An important strength in my character is my ability to work hard and stay focused in a distracting environment. It is easy for me to accomplish tasks while others may try to distract me. For example, in class, I am able to get all my work done on time without being sidetracked. I am also very organized. This helps me to get things done faster and more efficiently. Organization is very important in the workplace and I have an advantage because of it. My ability to lead others is important as well. I can be a role model to those around me by exerting leadership qualities such as direction and responsibility. I am also very dependable and reliable. When working in teams, others can count on me to do my fair share of the work and not let them down. Even though I have many strengths, I also have weaknesses as well. My weaknesses hinder my abilities and are flaws in my personality, which could complicate my relationships with others. One of my......
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How to Describe a Nation’s Economy?
...How to describe a nation’s economy? Below you will find some criterion for describing a nation’s economy. You may not need to include all of the criterion for your final project. Try to choose those that you think would be helpful and relevant to Les Rigolettes Nantaises. Useful Resources * The World Bank provides a list of how it classifies countries according to GNI http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups * The CIA World Fact Book can provide a brief overview of many of the criteria listed below https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/ * Transparency International posts a country Corruptions Ranking every year http://www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results Criterion You should use the 7 criteria from the course textbook to structure your profile (pg 64): 1. Type of economy: Is the nation an advanced industrial state, an emerging economy, a transition economy, or a developing nation? 2. Type of government: Is the nation ruled by a monarchy, a dictatorship, or a tyrant? Is the nation dominated by another state, or is it a democracy with a multiparty system? Is it an unstable or terrorist nation? 3. Trade and capital flows: Is the nation characterized by almost completely free trade or incomplete free trade and is it part of a trading bloc? 4. The commanding heights: (e.g. the transportation, communications and energy sectors) Are these sectors state owned and operated? Is there a mix of state......
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...Signature Strengths Essential Elements for Effectiveness Signature Strengths Juan R. Abascal, Ph. D., Laurel Brucato, Ph. D. Patricia Stephenson, Ph. D., Dominic Brucato, Ph. D. After take the survey "Signature Strengths Inventory", I am able to know more about myself. According to my score “wisdom and knowledge” are a strength. I see this category as a true strength because it is a way of interacting with the world, learn more about our everyday, and have our own perspectives in life. Courage is another category that is part of my strength, but I'm not sure that the survey’s result is correct because who has not said a white lie sometimes? At least I not deal with people who do not like with genuineness although courteously. So I do not think this is always a strength. Humanity and love are also a strength because I love to give enthusiastic support to others. Within the category of justice we have leadership, and according to my score is a weakness. Here I could argue that it's depending of the situation. But having leadership is not a weakness, on the contrary, it allows you to develop the skills of working with others and guide them. According to section "developing your strength signature more fully" to develop this skill I should organize a study group, book club, or volunteer group in my neighborhood, I think this could help me because it would give me the opportunity to share with others and to interact and learn from them. Temperance is a strength, take......
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...Three Strengths Essay Everyone has personal strengths that they utilize on the daily basis. In life we encounter experiences that help us identify our strengths as individuals. In the past, I’ve had several job experiences that tested what I believe to be are my greatest strengths. I believe each of these strengths speak to my character and will provide me with boundless opportunities in the future. One of my greatest strengths is my ability to be well-organized at all times. Growing up, I always lived in a very well put together household. Observing my moms need to keep the house spick-and-span, I picked up on her tidy habits. Everything in my room has a place which makes it easy to find something when it is needed. Being organized not only makes things appear nice but it also plays a huge role in productivity. It’s astounding how much more work you can get done when you don’t have to waste time scrambling looking for things. As a watch specialist at Fossil, it was my responsibility to re-merchandise all of the watch displays throughout the store. This entailed me having to pull all the previous seasons’ watches from the floor, separating them by style, counting and comparing them to the inventory list, and finally, restocking the new watches for the current floor-set. While these tasks may not have been complicated, it was extremely time consuming. Luckily, being organized is what helped me to accomplish my assignment in a timely fashion. This particular......
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Strengths and Weaknesses
...Cierra Kidd Adv. Comp/ 3rd Hr Ms. Huter 30 November 2011 Strengths and Weaknesses Writing is the dominant foundation upon which most communication is based. Efficient writing is used to convey distinct information or ideas. Great care is essential to ensure that a message is interpreted correctly by the intended audience. Timing, grammar, vocabulary, and other writing skills are vital techniques to master. Planning for college and a career demands consideration of these skills. Advanced composition will assist in reaching my goals of utilizing current strengths, overcoming specific weaknesses, and preparing for a college career. Writers often develop personal strengths. Personally, it is easy to be creative, persuasive, informative, and precise. Creative writing is used to express the writer’s thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Persuasive writing may be expressed by convincing readers of the writer’s viewpoint. Informative writings are used to familiarize the reader with the topic at hand. Various people often face the challenge of remaining focused when writing. Generally it is easy for me to stay focused and proceed with the correct topic. Writers often cultivate weaknesses when writing. Individually, it is difficult to grasp the concept of proper punctuation, extended vocabulary, unwanted repetitiveness, and accurate grammar. Proper punctuation is very......
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A Nation's Strength
...Analysis of "A Nation's Strength" By Ralph Waldo Emerson "A nation's strength" is a poem written by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1847. I can see that it is a poem from a line of similarities that this text has to/with a poem. A poem is characterized by the composition, the use of strong verbs and precise nouns, the use of rhythm, repetitions, alliteration, line breaks and the use of metaphors, similes or personification. Poems will often rhyme but they will not sacrifice meaning for rhyme. A poem has a focused purpose (paints a picture, recreates a feeling, tells a story, captures a moment, etc). In this poem the author uses vivid imagery and metaphors to convince the reader that the strength of a nation, is not in its wealth or military powers, but in its people. I would like to start off by explaining the structural composition of this poem. The form of this poem is a bit of a mix. It has both enjambments and full stops. The enjambment (stanza 1, verse 1, 2) is when one sentence is divided into two verses. A full stop (stanza 2, vers 1) is when there is a definite break/period. It has 6 stanzas and 4 verses in each stanza. The poem has an ab ab rhyme and an 8-6-8-6 rhythm. The ab ab rhyme tells us that the last words in the sentences will rhyme in pairs, every second line. For example the first stanza rhymes; high-defy and strong-throng. The 8-6-8-6 rhythm explains the number of syllables in each verse. For example stanza 1, vers 1, 2; what makes a nation's pillars......
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Independence Day is this Saturday here in the United States. In honor of it, we present “A Nation’s Strength” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The strength of any nation or community is found in the men (and women) who make it up, so be the best man you can be.
What makes a nation’s pillars high
And its foundations strong?
What makes it mighty to defy
The foes that round it throng?
It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand
Go down in battle shock;
Its shafts are laid on sinking sand,
Not on abiding rock.
Is it the sword? Ask the red dust
Of empires passed away;
The blood has turned their stones to rust,
Their glory to decay.
And is it pride? Ah, that bright crown
Has seemed to nations sweet;
But God has struck its luster down
In ashes at his feet.
Not gold but only men can make
A people great and strong;
Men who for truth and honor’s sake
Stand fast and suffer long.
Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly…
They build a nation’s pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.
Hat tip to Bryce for this selection.
Last updated: November 16, 2017