In Six Leadership Styles That Build Great Teams, Jack Simony explains that according to Harvard Business Review, six leadership styles are present in every workplace. Ideally, each leader should move through each of the styles as situations dictate. This research is contrary to the accepted notion that leadership is like a personality type. Unlike personality, leader are not bound by by one style or another. However, leaders must understand the strengths and weaknesses of each style to truly lead effectively. Find this post and other corporate skills posts on the Jack Simony Negotiation and Corporate Skills Blog.
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In “Understanding Business Procurement“, Jack Simony defines and explains the process of business procurement. In this post, the areas of tendering, vendor management and strategic purchasing are well covered. Jack also covers the responsibilities of a procurement officer. Read more on the Jack Simony Negotiation and Corporate Skills Blog.
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Jack Simony is a hedge fund manager from New York City, and serves as the Chairman of The Negotiation Institute. The Negotiation Institute provides customized executive skills programs to corporate, government, educational and non-profit entities in the United States of America and abroad.
With temperatures soaring into the triple digits today, it is more important than ever to know how to protect oneself against this dangerous and potentially lethal heat. I found a good article with useful tips:
Highlights of the article: Make sure your air conditioning is installed and operating successfully. Start drinking extra fluids before you even go out into the heat. Thirst is a late — and therefore not a good — indicator of dehydration; By the time you’re thirsty, you’ve been dehydrated too long. Children and the elderly are more susceptible to dangerous responses to the heat than the rest of us. Both water and drinks with electrolytes (coconut water is my personal favorite) are important. And, know that this is no joke — heat stroke is often fatal, and at the very least will cause permanent brain damage.
So stock up on coconut water (drink it on ice), drink plenty of regular water as well, stay indoors somewhere cool, and if you must go outside, do not exert yourself.
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At the AIDS summit being held at the UN today, African leaders have called for greater resources to battle what has long been a true pandemic on that continent.
The continent of Africa has literally been ravaged by the disease. Its nations desperately need help obtaining the drugs that keep the disease at bay for those who have been infected with HIV. Furthermore, they need to expand educational programs, which must be done with great sensitivity to the cultures of the people whom the programs are targeting.
I went to college with a young woman from South Africa who lost both of her parents to AIDS. Sadly, half of her friends lost parents, too, before drug treatment began to stem fatalities. But AIDS orphans are still shockingly common throughout Africa. The tragedy is epic.
To date, the AIDS epidemic has killed over 25 million people worldwide, a staggering figure. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has set the goal of eliminating AIDS altogether by 2020. And by the way, we shouldn’t think that it’s just a problem in Africa — young people of all walks of society here are still getting infected at frightening rates. It is in everyone’s interests for wealthier nations to help poorer nations — and themselves — fulfill Secretary General Ban’s goal and eradicate this scourge as quickly as possible.
“You don’t have to be a professional psychologist to know the boy is disturbed.” So said one of the victims of Jared Loughner, who killed six people and injured 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in January.
The professionals agree. The psychologist and psychiatrist who interviewed Loughner for many hours for the court diagnosed schizophrenia. And now the judge in his case has found him not competent to stand trial and sent him for treatment at a psychiatric hospital.
What a sad, sad story. Clearly, people who knew Jared Loughner knew he was troubled. But no one knew just how ill he really was – or what to do about it.
This is yet another tragic illustration of how ill-equipped we are, individually, as communities, and as a nation, to understand, recognize and treat serious mental illness.