Global MindShift The Emerging Fourth Sector - FourthSector.net The Three Traditional Sectors Businesses create and distribute goods and services that enhance our quality of life, promote growth, and generate prosperity. They spur innovation, reward entrepreneurial effort, provide a return on investment and constantly improve their performance responding to market feedbacks. They draw on the skills, effort and ingenuity of individual workers, and share with them the economic value created by the enterprise. Non-profit organizations give us ways to celebrate, build and protect the many human values that give rise to healthy, thriving communities. Governmental organizations protect and expand the principles of democratic freedom for both individuals and communities, protecting the public interest while at the same time ensuring a level playing field of opportunity and a common framework of laws and their enforcement at a scale that matches the scale of human activity. The Blurring of Sectoral Boundaries Figure 1. Figure 2. Figure 3.
Listy | Dvouměsíčník pro kulturu a dialog 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
Union of International Associations | 10 Lessons for Gov 2.0 from Web 2.0 What is Web 2.0? In 2005, it meant geeks embracing a set of principles and practices: using the web as a platform, harnessing collective intelligence, data is the new “Intel inside,” and others. By 2010, many of the dominant companies and services that embody or fuel Web 2.0 have become global brands: Google, Craigslist, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and a host of new mobile communities or platforms. These companies are often defined by what they allow users to do: upload pictures or video, stay connected to friends, track and discover news, save bookmarks, create communities, etc. For non-geeks, Web 2.0 meant the online world became a place you could publish and participate. The same is true of government 2.0, or “Gov 2.0,” which Tim O’Reilly defined as thinking like a platform provider that can bring services to citizens using government data and the creative power of the private sector. In that vein, Gov 2.0 is not defined by social media any more than Web 2.0 is. Live in the future
Welcome to Dirty Awesome 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?