Background to Professional and Ethical Standards Having consulted extensively with members globally and using the knowledge of experts in the field of ethics, a set of global professional and ethical standards for all our members has been written and agreed by RICS Governing Council. These provide clarity for members, with supporting information offering greater detail and guidance. RICS' global framework for professional and ethical standards There are five standards. All members must demonstrate that they: Act with integrity Always provide a high standard of service Act in a way that promotes trust in the profession Treat others with respect Take responsibility Accompanying the standards is supporting information on some of the more frequent ethical issues that members and regulated firms may encounter. The aim of the supporting information in this section is to provide members and regulated firms with a conceptual framework to help with the decision making process around ethics and come to an appropriate form of action. Trust
You Are The Problem ... And The Solution! - Business In his book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell coined the term “leadership lid.” It’s the idea that all organizations are limited by their leaders. That means your business is not limited by its market, the recession or even your team members. It is only limited by you and your capacity to overcome your personal limitations. As a leader of a growing business, Dave is constantly striving to increase his capacity as a leader. Decide What You Will Do And Do It Well Seth Godin, writer of a top-ranked business blog and author of best-sellers Tribes and Linchpin, says a leader’s job is to figure out what your company is not going to do. “I’ve made the conscious choice not to use Twitter, not to travel the world… not to do consulting,” he said in an interview on daveramsey.com. Godin says business owners should think of themselves as artists. Find Opportunity in the Changes You Are Forced to Face The moral of these stories? Taking the Next Step for Your Business
How the Internet Affects Plagiarism Big Ideas Culture Brandi Jordan Plagiarism is nothing new. Students have been plagiarizing far before the Internet was widely available — whether it was copying from the encyclopedia or hiring professionals. But the Internet and the explosion of online resources has made it easier for students to get to those resources. But by those very same standards, it also means that plagiarism is much easier to identify. Even though plagiarism is often easily identifiable via a simple Web search, many schools have opted to purchase one of the many plagiarism-checking software programs currently on the market. Some of the key finds from the paper include: The TurnItIn research suggests that students really are trying to “do the right thing.” The white paper urges teachers to continue to teach proper citation methods and to discuss with students what constitutes fair use and what’s considered stealing. Related Explore: plagiarism, turnitin
Course: Ethical Standards Walkthrough Who is this course for? This module is designed for all RICS members at all levels Course Content The e-learning takes you through the RICS's new Global Professional and Ethical Standards that was launched in March 2012. Learning Outcomes By completing the module, you will learn more about the RICS Global Professional and Ethical Standards Purchasing Information You will be asked to complete payment in order to enrol onto this course. Subscriptions This product is available on the Unlimited Subscription Package Enrolment will be for the period of time displayed Once enrolment has expired you can enrol again into the course Click the button below if you wish to enrol yourself into the course (if you are not already logged in you will be prompted to do so) Enter Area
Is Carbonated Water Bad for You? : Nutrition Diva Although I don’t drink much soda (or, as they call it where I grew up, “pop”), I do enjoy drinking sparkling, or carbonated, water and often recommend it as a healthful alternative to soda. But several of you have written with concerns that drinking carbonated water might be bad for you. The podcast version of this tip is sponsored by Audible. Is Carbonated Water Bad for You? Sure enough, I did a quick Internet search and found several websites warning that drinking carbonated water will leech calcium from your bones, causing osteoporosis. Does Carbonated Water Leech Calcium from Your Bones? Soda consumption—particularly cola consumption—has been linked to lower bone mineral density. In fact, the most recent research suggests that the reason people who drink a lot of cola have weaker bones is not because something in the soda is robbing calcium from their bones, but because they tend to have lower calcium intake. See also: Diet for Healthy Bones Does Carbonated Water Harm Your Teeth?
Professional and Ethical Standards We have five professional and ethical standards. These provide clarity for our members, who must demonstrate that they adhere to them. The supporting information in this area provides additional information and guidance. Showing 1 - 5 of 5 results Take responsibility›Be accountable for all your actions - don't blame others if things go wrong, and if you suspect something isn't right, be prepared to take action. Photoshop CS4: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words Layers Magazine | Layers Magazine I love Photoshop techniques that offer all kinds of possibilities for experimentation—and the following tutorial is a perfect example of one of those techniques. In this issue, we’re going to take a portrait and replace the person’s image with text (think 2009 Grammy posters). Pick a portrait that offers good contrast—a photo that’s very dramatic and dark probably won’t work as well. I’ve had the best success with straight-on head and shoulder shots, but again, feel free to experiment with all types of photos. For the best results, choose a photo that has a light background (or select the background around the person and make it lighter). Create a new document (File>New) in a size that’s smaller than your photo: the specifics don’t really matter. Switch back to the photograph. Then, press Command-J (PC: Ctrl-J) to copy the selected pixels onto a new layer. Go back to the Select menu and choose Color Range again. Click the Create a New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel.
Lofted Forest Home: Organic Curves & Natural Materials Good things come to those who wait – particularly in a work of uniquely detailed and highly curved architecture. Nearly a decade in the making, this structure by Robert Harvey Oshatz is much like a tree house – lofted toward the top of the canopy around it – only bigger, grander, more complex and curved than most any tree house in the world. The perimeter of the structure is pushed out into the forest around it, curving in and out to create views as well as a sense of intimacy with the coniferous and deciduous tree cover. The wood and metal detailing is incredible in its variety and customization – each piece designed to fit a particular form and function. Wood and stone carry naturalistic themes from the outside in and even the metal looks naturally rusted. The curved, organic mix of materials continues to the interior of this elevated forest home – a conceptual play on the fluidity and complexity of music (the source of inspiration for the architect and client in the design).
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