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Facebook now worth $200 billion - Sep. 9, 2014. Porter's Five Forces. The model of pure competition implies that risk-adjusted rates of return should be constant across firms and industries.

Porter's Five Forces

However, numerous economic studies have affirmed that different industries can sustain different levels of profitability; part of this difference is explained by industry structure. Michael Porter provided a framework that models an industry as being influenced by five forces. The strategic business manager seeking to develop an edge over rival firms can use this model to better understand the industry context in which the firm operates. How Personality Plays Into Leadership. You’ve heard it said of people (maybe even of you), "What a great personality!

How Personality Plays Into Leadership

" Other times, personality is cast in a negative light, as in "That meeting was nothing but a personality contest. " So how important is personality to leadership effectiveness? The dictionary definition of personality is the collection of emotional and behavioral traits that characterize a person. That is, your personality is how you present yourself to the world. It is how others see you. What Is a Vision Statement - Examples - BusinessNewsDaily. Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock A carefully crafted vision statement is at the heart of every successful business.

What Is a Vision Statement - Examples - BusinessNewsDaily

This statement clearly and concisely communicates your business's overall goals, and can serve as a tool for strategic decision-making across the company. A vision statement can be as simple as a single sentence or can span a short paragraph. Regardless of the individual details and nuances, all effective vision statements define the core ideals that give a business shape and direction. These statements also provide a powerful way to motivate and guide employees, said Addam Marcotte, vice president of operations and organization development with executive coaching and organizational change firm FMG Leading.

What Is a Vision Statement - Examples - BusinessNewsDaily. How to Write a Mission Statement in 5 Easy Steps. 665 What Makes a Good Teacher? Folks: The posting below looks a some qualities that make a good teacher.

665 What Makes a Good Teacher?

It is from a list of ten such qualities appearing in Chapter 1:What Makes a Good Teacher? , by Peter C. Beidler in Inspiring Teaching, Carnegie Professors of the Year Speak, John K. Roth General Editor. Regards, Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing - From MindTools.com. Understanding the Stages of Team Formation Learn how to use Bruce Tuckman's simple model to help your new team become effective quickly.

Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing - From MindTools.com

You can't expect a new team to perform well when it first comes together. Forming a team takes time, and members often go through recognizable stages as they change from being collections of strangers to united groups with common goals. Bruce Tuckman's Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing model describes these stages. When you understand it, you can help your new team become effective more quickly. Management Theories & Concepts at the Workplace. How to Look for Emotional Intelligence on Your Team. Of all the ways to test for emotional intelligence, the marshmallow test might be my favorite.

How to Look for Emotional Intelligence on Your Team

Why Snapchat is worth $19 billion (or more) © Time Inc.

Why Snapchat is worth $19 billion (or more)

All rights reserved. Fortune.com is a part of the Time.com network of sites. ‘Social cohesion’ is not the answer to violence against immigrants in SA. SOME well-meaning people hope we can end violence against immigrants by working to ensure that we are all the same.

‘Social cohesion’ is not the answer to violence against immigrants in SA

In reality, we can do it only if we respect the fact that we are different. A common response to the violence is to lament a lack of "social cohesion". While those who suggest this mean well, their remedy would almost certainly make immigrants’ lives here even more difficult. "Social cohesion" — a phrase much loved by South Africans, including the government, which held a conference to encourage it — started popping up in the writing of academics and policy people when immigrants began settling in the cities of Western Europe and North America. Not only were many a different colour from most locals — they brought with them cultures and religions (such as Islam) with which those societies were not familiar. These countries had never been as united as the "social cohesion" crowd claimed. This is not only likely to ensure that violence continues. Emotional Intelligence Test.

For decades, a lot of emphasis has been put on certain aspects of intelligence such as logical reasoning, math skills, spatial skills, understanding analogies, verbal skills etc.

Emotional Intelligence Test

Researchers were puzzled by the fact that while IQ could predict to a significant degree academic performance and, to some degree, professional and personal success, there was something missing in the equation. Welcome to Forbes. As the bestselling coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, I’m often asked to break down what emotional intelligence is and why it’s so important.

Welcome to Forbes

Here goes… Emotional Intelligence Is the Other Kind of Smart. Welcome to Forbes. DEA Chief Michele Leonhart Retires Over Handling of Colombia Sex Scandal. When Jacob Lemay invites you into his bedroom, he wants to give the full tour. He'll show you his books, the planets and stars on the wall, his bunk bed and the stuffed animals he's lined up all in a row.

"This one is Chase, and that one is Zizzy," he says in the voice of a confident five-year-old. Robert Bates, Oklahoma Reserve Deputy, Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter. Robert Bates, Oklahoma Reserve Deputy, Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter Robert Bates, the Oklahoma reserve sheriff's deputy who says he mistook his gun for his Taser when he shot and killed a man earlier this month, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to second-degree manslaughter. A judge set a hearing for July 2. The judge allowed Bates to take a previously planned vacation to the Bahamas. Bates did not address reporters as he entered and left court. Test Your Creativity: 5 Classic Creative Challenges. Fascinated by how brains and creativity work, we frequently share new research on the 99U twitter feed, showing how everything from drinking alcohol, to taking vacations, to moving your eyes from side to side can make you more creative.

What’s particularly interesting, however, is that most of these studies rely on just a small group of core creativity tests – and you don’t need any special lab equipment to take them. Below, we’ve collected five of the most commonly used creativity challenges for your self-testing pleasure. 12-year-old Morristown girl is a horse whisperer in training. Catherine Zimmerman, 12, will spend the next three months training a two-year old wild mustang as part of the 2015 Youth & Mustang Challenge (YAM). Rising to the challenge, Catherine, a resident of Morristown, will attempt to establish an enduring bond with a wild animal — in this case a two-year old sorrel mustang mare named Monche. The purpose of the challenge is to demonstrate that wild horses can be adopted and trained, said Sarah Price, Catherine's mother, who explained that approximatley 50 wild Mustangs are euthanized each day in order to cull the herd.

Economic News. 2014_mediaguide_pbr-lores. Organizational Culture. Strategic Leadership and Decision Making One of the primary responsibilities of strategic leaders is to create and maintain the organizational characteristics that reward and encourage collective effort. Perhaps the most fundamental of these is organizational culture. But what do we really mean by organizational culture? What influence does it have on an organization?

How does one go about building, influencing or changing an organization's culture? Managing Employees News & Topics. Skip Advertisement This ad will close in 15 seconds... Managing Employees. What are Disney's Management Secrets? Sears And JC Penney: Bad Management Or Sign Of The Times?

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GM issues two new car recalls. Google Stock Gets Another "Buy" Sign with this New Deal - Money Morning - We Make Investing Profitable. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner may face Argentina bomb probe. 13 February 2015Last updated at 15:18 ET. Google's Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age' Lindsay Lohan's community service questioned by prosecutor. Gun range's ban on Muslims draws fire.

Morgan said she is not worried about anyone coming after her, because she packs heat. In the five months since Jan Morgan banned Muslims from her gun range in Hot Springs, Ark., business has boomed and predictions of a lawsuit brought by federal civil rights enforcers have so far proved inaccurate. Boehner confirms lawsuit against Obama, defends Netanyahu invitation. WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday that Republicans will sue President Obama over his use of executive action on immigration. “The president’s overreach when he took executive action to deal with the immigration problems in our country, frankly, in my view, is a violation of our Constitution,” Boehner said on “Special Report with Bret Baier.”