This really is a book that you need to read twice, at first read is just going to sound like an interesting story. Then at the second read you start to really dissect and connect, or in my case disconnect to the characters. This read was constructed very creatively, it walks you through a magical journey with CEO Bill, and the Janitor Clarence. Throughout the book Clarence is helping Bill prepare a speech, discussing the company’s core values.
When I first started the book I tried to relate myself the CEO Bill, because I see myself as a leader and at my current company I am regarded as one of the veterans/leader/employee mentors. Then like many of the others who read this book I started to get agitated with the CEO Bill. Honestly, this might have been because I’ve had enough with my own Supervisors walking tuff, and thinking their options and values are the only opinions that matter. I’ve also had just about enough of people tripping over their own feet behind their fancy TITLES, as well.
“Who cares about what is going on with this company when you don’t care to tell us, what’s going on? – Internal communication is more than being nice to you coworkers.”
How can Bill speak on behalf of everyone in the company – how can you walk the talk when people (your employees) barley hear you talk.
Clarence wasn’t impressed by tiles – Even though Bill was the CEO of the company he was regarded as a major influencer, nor was he seen amongst the front line employees as the leader in the company.
Working together solves problems – it reduces wasted time, and reduces unnecessary conflict and interruption. Often on a team you will have several leaders, but each leader needs to understand their role on the team.
Final Thought – Just because you believe you are the leader or the designated voice, or just because you have been given a title does not mean you are the divine influence amongst the ones you’ve been placed above.
Despite what many managers think employees have to be motivated to be productive, and this motivation comes in various forms depending several factors.
Location 41 – Walking the Talk – acting in accordance with our beliefs and values –
Location 48 – In fact, the phrase “walk the talk” is merely a modern – day adaption of the saying “practice what you preach.”
There certainly seems to be a lot of news lately about fake stuff. There’s fake news, fake websites, and even fake, or at least disingenuous, people. While much o f the “fake stuff” is new and can be mostly attributed to the rise of the internet there is one fake thing that has seemingly always […]
Leadership Vs Management What makes a person a great leader? There are misconceptions that because someone is a manager, that this makes them a leader. Just because someone may hold a management position, that does not necessarily mean they have the qualities that make them a solid leader. I believe that leadership is about the […]
I rebloged this on my page becasue I was really impressed with to positive comments mentioned ate the end.
Word Press Blogger Bret to Hal:
Hal, to answer your question, if farmers choose to participate in the direct payment program, then they receive a payment of 8% of base acres for a crop. This rate is that same if the farm is 100, 1000, or 10,000 acres. So while the dollar limit will vary, the proportion/ratio is the same. Regarding CCPs and LDPs, market prices have been good enough that no one is getting those at all.
That being said, all those programs are going away with the 2013 Farm Bill.
Bo Stone, his wife Missy, and his parents jointly own P & S Farms in Rowland, North Carolina. He represents the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance as one of its Faces of Farming and Ranching. Follow our Farmers with Issues series for more perspective from people out in the field.
It’s just before 7:00 a.m. I’m pulling on my boots to step onto the fields of our family farm. The sun is rising, casting a pale glow across the land, making the warming frost sparkle. I love this part of my day. I walk out to the middle of the field and look over my crops.
I am proud of the corn, wheat and soybeans we grow on my 2,300-acre family farm. We grow sweet corn and strawberries to sell at the roadside market and also raise hogs and cows. And I feel good about the role we play…
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I was so inspired to take this challenge after reading this review a few weeks ago… that i am planning to take the challenge also…
I am a single mom who does not qualify for snap either so my family has learned to leave on exactly this budget.
I think the American familes are Extreamly over fed and should be conditioned to eat on less.
Economical i feel that if we adjusted ourselves it would lower the demand for over processed foods. Which would in turn lower the price of food.
American families are getting smaller yet the amount of food stamp benefits per family member continues to increase.
Sorry for the rant…
Can two people eat for five days for less than $50?
SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. The SNAP Challenge is a nationwide program during October, “Hunger Awareness Month,” that encourages participants to experience what life is like for low-income Americans, some of whom must live on the newly reduced subsidy of $5 or less per day per person.
That was the challenge Rabbi David Ingber of Romemu, the Upper West Side congregation I belong to, made to his congregants last week. “Take the SNAP Challenge,” he urged us, snapping his fingers. “See what it’s like to survive for a day on less than the cost of a Starbucks Latte.” A number of New York churches and synagogues are participating.
I signed up.
For more than a year, I’ve been entertaining the fantasy of competing on “Chopped.” The SNAP Challenge is an opportunity…
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It is time to solve hunger worldwide, through creating local food abundance…. Anyone can do it, once you learn how.
A beautiful video that I came across where we can learn on how to promote our local farmers within our community.
It benefits the community by bringing freshly grown organic produce, encourage community spirit and it creates a bond between the farmers and the local people.
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Hey there I have attached a copy of my final presentation
I am discussing 2 organizations that I am extremely passionate about, and The Village of Shorewood WI. A municipality that really gave me an understanding of what an eco municipality is.
I am sooo soo sorry that you can barely hear the narration of this presentation, I tried several different ways to record this and it seemed this was the loudest it was going to get.
Here’s My Brain Dump:
This year I have had the hardest time trying to figure out exactly what I was going to do with all this information I have squeezed into my head, and I have decided that I am going to spend a lot of time working with Habitat for Humanities and the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, I have also decided to go ahead and train to be a General Appraiser, and of course my Chefs Garden. I recently placed a bid for an abandoned lot in East Dallas (Joppa or “Joppy”) so if all goes well it will be the home to the new Chefs Garden.
So defiantly look forward to upcoming posts involving projects going on within these organizations.
University of Texas – Health Science Center
The CBH building on campus utilizes an HVAC mechanical system that incorporates four 60,000 cfm air handling units and a cooling capacity of 1750 tons. Until early 2012, the condensate from these units would drain into the sewer. Facilities Management installed an air handling unit (AHU) condensate catch tank and pumping system in order to reuse the water.