Leadership

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Four Questions Narrow The Options For Resilient Flooring

    Every organization, and every facility within every organization, has different requirements for flooring. All will expect the flooring to meet the needs of the occupants, but there are also expectations about how the flooring can affect the space. Commercial space is about human productivity. A motivating space, be it a...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    How To Inspect Built-Up Roofing Systems

    Maintenance and engineering managers have specified Built-Up Roofing (BUR) systems on institutional and commercial facilities for years, seeking durability and flexibility. But to ensure BUR systems deliver these and other benefits to their organizations, managers must ensure front-line technicians maintain them properly. A properly managed and coordinated quality-assurance inspection program...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Lower Your Energy Bills With Cool Roofs

    Managers specifying a cool roof only a few years ago found a limited number of product options. Now, based on the growing demand in part by institutional and commercial facilities, managers can choose from among hundreds of cool products. By reducing the amount of heat transferred to a building's interior,...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Cool Roofs Reject Heat, Lower Cooling Loads

    The availability of viable and energy-efficient cool roofing products has expanded greatly in recent years. Building owners and managers, specifiers, and architects increasingly use these products because of their capacity for energy savings. Managers in institutional and commercial facilities also can achieve several other benefits, such as lower interior temperatures,...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Vegetative Roofs: Assess Building's Load-Bearing Capacity

    Maintenance and engineering managers always have understood the importance of a roofing system that is designed, installed and maintained properly. But as vegetative systems continue to gain steam in institutional and commercial facilities, managers have to look beyond traditional specification strategies and find answers to unfamiliar questions. Vegetative systems are...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Extensive Or Intensive? Green Roofs Explained

    There are two general types of green roofs: extensive and intensive. Intensive green roofs, commonly thought of as "Garden roofs," are the more complex of the two, exhibiting much greater plant diversity, and a greater need for design expertise. Planting media for intensive green roofs are a foot deep at...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Implications Of Organizational Culture On Innovation: An Exploratory Micro Study Of Sri Lankan Gift And Decorative-ware

    The prime objective of this paper is to investigate the impact of organizational culture on innovations in Sri Lankan gift and decorative-ware sector. This study begins with assessing dominant cultural types in characteristics of Clan, Adhocracy, Hierarchy and Market by using Cameron & Quinn's Competing Values Framework among selected 45...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    The Real Reason People Won't Change

    Tearing out the managerial hair over employees who just won't change - especially the ones who are clearly smart, skilled, and deeply committed to the company and their plans for improvement? Before you throw up your hands in frustration, listen to recent psychological research: These otherwise valued employees aren't purposefully...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Reinventing Your Business Model

    When Apple introduced the iPod, it did something far smarter than wrap a good technology in a snazzy design. It wrapped a good technology in a great business model. Combining hardware, software, and service, the model provided game-changing convenience for consumers and record-breaking profits for Apple. Great business models can...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Finding And Grooming Breakthrough Innovators

    Just 5% - 10% of your high-potential managers have the skills to become breakthrough innovators. If you don't find and groom these rarities, some other company will mastermind the next big thing. Take your innovators out of their line positions and place them in the middle of the company's organization...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Hard Work Of Being A Soft Manager

    The soft management enables you to build credibility with the people your company needs most to succeed. Soft management hinges on candor, sensitivity, and the willingness to suffer painful consequences of unpopular decisions. The paper says leaders who make themselves vulnerable and accessible gain huge advantages over traditional armor-plated managers....

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    How To Connect With Virtual Learners

    Learning organizations are adding more virtual learning into their training and leadership development programs - and not just for the short term. A carefully designed and implemented virtual learning program offers ongoing learning opportunities that are highly relevant to participants' roles and closely linked to their organization's goals. This drives...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Assess Your Own Performance As A Leader

    When top executives stumble, they risk taking their companies down with them. How can you stay steady on your feet so you keep delivering high-quality leadership? Feedback. But getting feedback on your own performance isn't easy. The higher you climb on the corporate ladder, the harder it is to get...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Great Culture? How Do You Know? Why Should You Care? Tying Your Communication Strategies To Culture And Measurable Impacts

    Many companies espouse their strong cultures, but, interestingly, they're unable to point to why they believe this or to any evidence that the culture is indeed "Strong" or that the culture has any measurable impact on the company's overall mission, vision, values or objectives. But while a great culture is...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    The Impact Of Immigration On The Labour Market Outcomes Of New Zealanders

    This paper uses data from the 1996, 2001 and 2006 New Zealand Census to examine how the supply of immigrants in particular skill-groups affects the employment and wages of the New Zealand-born and of earlier migrants. The authors first estimate simple CES production functions that allow for substitutability between workers...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Growing Integration Of Enterprise Systems And BAS

    Facility executives have long complained that top managers don't pay enough attention to facility issues. Unless something goes wrong, senior executives seem uninterested even in information about energy use, though that is a cost that is readily controllable. Developments in building automation technology are changing that picture. In a growing...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Greening Existing School Buildings

    Facility executives of educational buildings have access to a largely untapped source of green enthusiasm: students. The current school- and college-age generation has adopted the environmental movement as its own social, political and philosophical crusade. And that's great news for educational facility executives who want to tap into that enthusiasm...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Managers Need To Address Building-Wide Energy Use

    Maintenance and engineering managers constantly are looking for ways to make their HVAC systems operate more efficiently and, by doing so, save on energy costs. They also would like to improve indoor air quality and thermal comfort, which would reduce occupant complaints. Maybe most of all, managers would like to...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Why Green The Restroom?

    Green options for restrooms, like many other green facility choices, combine environmental benefits with quantifiable returns from operating cost savings. Restrooms can impress everyday users when they include green or hygienic choices. Toilets and urinals left running, for example, can simultaneously turn away users and add cost to the bottom...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Five Factors That Drive Plumbing Upgrades

    Plumbing-system upgrades offer managers and their organizations the opportunity to address long-standing performance issues related to restroom fixtures. But which issue - cost, user hygiene, or energy efficiency - should be the deciding factor when specifying new faucets, flush valves, and urinals? Complicating the decision is the fact that priorities...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Maintaining Restroom Dispensers To Ensure Reliable Performance

    Dispensers of hand towels and toilet paper are essential - and heavily used - components of most restrooms in institutional and commercial facilities. When specifying these products, maintenance managers must carefully consider a range of issues, including the dispenser's location, size, capacity, durability, accessibility and cost. By understanding their product...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Productivity Factors And Office Furniture

    Along with flexibility, furniture's ability to contribute to employees' productivity also is an important consideration. Knowing how employees work is the first step toward helping increase performance. That starts with a workplace audit. Observe employees in action to determine, for instance, the amount of time they spend in both concentrated...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM The Winning Strategy In A Challenging Economy

    As the economic environment continues to fluctuate, many organizations are asking themselves what strategies they can pursue to bring tangible business benefits while taking stock of the economic conditions. In a growth economy, businesses typically work hard to expand their customer base and spend aggressively to stoke the growth engine....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    5 Imperative Things To Remember About Team Building

    Planning a team building activity is not about experimenting with number games and then taking note of the outcome. Rather, it involves teaching to your employees a crucial lesson. It often involves orchestrating an activity or game that produces an inevitable outcome, and then explaining the principle to the team....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Team Building - What Makes A triumphant Team

    Constructive thinking and team building is a motivational force in getting the best performance out of staff, as well as keeping them happy. Furthermore, staff must believe in their team, or their organisation as well as the directive. They must trust their managerial team and trust the other members, remembering...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Involve Workers In Team Building

    The advantage of team building exercises, as opposed to typical work meetings, is that you are focusing on building the team not only dispersing information. You are allowed to use various team building activities, fun and games and events if they will assist in building the team's unity. Even a...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Raising Awareness With Your Team Building Games

    Before a team becomes strong and united, individuals must be strong in their own objectives and purpose. Team building involves not only directing employees, but even more so focusing in on individuals and helping them to excel in personal achievement. As a trainer you must strive to encourage a worker's...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    What Qualities Does Team Building Highlight?

    Team building can bring out the greatest in team members. It helps individuals to perform past their expectations and helps to make a cooperative team attitude between team members and management. Compassion plays a necessary part in team building, a great leader will strive to help all of his or...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Team Building Aids Build Positive Thinking

    A team environment satisfies a person's sense of personal accomplishment and also instills such positive values as working together towards a common goal, supporting your friends and showing compassion and humanity to others. Team atmosphere is such a powerful force that many people are willing to devote their time and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    What You Should Avoid In Team Building Exercises

    Avoiding Ignorance Team building, or coaching, is closely related to the field of educating. Educating requires careful attention to detail, as well as a thorough understanding of the topic and of the students. If you are thinking of use a team building game in your exercises then you ought to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Timing And Planning Team Building Activities

    How many hours have you reserved for this team building activity? Are you making a full day of it or is do you only have a couple of hours every week? If you are on a tight schedule then it is especially integral to time each activity so you won't...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Role Of Competition In Team Building

    The function of competition in team building will soon become a part of your team's life (if it's not already). They will be competing against other corporations, teams or businesses that have similar goals. In modern society there is a strong slant on competition in the media and commercial world....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    What Qualities Does Team Building Emphasise?

    Team building can bring out the finest in workers. It helps individuals perform beyond their expectations and helps to build a cooperative team attitude among affiliates and management. All you need is Love! Is there really such a thing as love in the context of team building and management? This...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How A Team Building Event Goes Wrong

    You know a team building activity had gone badly when your team is discouraged, or mocking the activities, or simply not reacting at all. Team building activities are difficult to prepare by nature. These activities are a method of educating and of course, the art of educating is a gift...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    7 Top Tips For Effective Delegation: Skills Towards Work-Life Balance

    No matter where or who you are, there is a time and place for effective delegation. Whether it's getting the kids to clean the yard or your accounts manager preparing the annual budget, good delegation skills are essential if you want to achieve a work-life balance. This paper gives you...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Comparing Decision Making Models: 3 Ways To Skin A Catfish

    Comparing decision making models, you can see there are many ways to reach a conclusion or "Skin a catfish". The decision making models have been grouped into 3 types; rational, intuitive and Gary Klein's recognition primed decision making model, which is a hybrid of the rational and intuitive models. The...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Communication And Trust In Highly-Effective Teams

    CEOs and others are often more effective when they have highly-effective teams at their disposal. At the point where team members all know the team goals, interpersonal conflict is reasonable, and roles are defined, many teams can still struggle. Trust is difficult to create in a competitive environment and most...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Strategic Leadership Focuses Your Strategic Planning

    Strategic planning and strategic leadership styles vary just as the employees and owners of companies involved in the planning process differ. Strategic leadership is defined as determining where an organization is going and how to get there. Strategic leadership usually involves planning. Strategic plans usually involve budgets. Everybody likes money...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Leadershift: Leading Individuals The Way They Like To Be Led

    What makes someone an effective leader? Take a moment and think of the person whom you have most admired/enjoyed having as a leader. Consider not only your work experience, but also your volunteer activities, religious affiliations, and recreational pursuits. Take a piece of paper and jot down the personal attributes...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Boosting Sales Through The Front Office

    Nowadays, even though everybody recognizes the importance of the front office, few consider it to be anything more than a clerical department. The current shift in market conditions from sellers to a buyers market requires that the Front Office function like a sales department. It should be recognized as such...

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