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Managing Creativity and Innovation part 1 of 2

Posted on August 20th, 2014
Leaders, consultants and managers must be competent in at least thirteen domains to even begin effectively managing creativity and innovation. Part 1 of Managing Creativity and Innovation covers the first seven of these domains. a) The difference between creativity and innovation. Often used interchangeably, the two must be thought of as separate and distinct. One definition for creativity is that it is problem identification and idea generation, whilst innovation is best described as idea ...
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Ten Reasons to Implement Choice Theory in Your Organization

Posted on August 19th, 2014
What is Choice Theory (CT)? CT is a theory of the explanation of human behavior. CT has applicability to both a person’s personal and professional life. It teaches us about our five basic needs, how to meet those needs in a responsible way, and how to take personal responsibility for getting those needs met. I have assisted many companies with implementing the concepts and principles of Choice Theory (CT) in the workplace over the years. Their reasons ranged from mere curiosity to desiring ...
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Making Your Own Solar Panels - The Basics of Building Solar Panels at Home

Posted on August 18th, 2014
Solar panels have recently gained importance due to the increasing demand of switching from non-renewable forms of energy to renewable forms of energy. The major influence towards this is the increasing energy costs. Solar panels not only help people to save the money they spend on the electric bills but they also help in creating a clean form of energy and hence they protect the environment. Brand-new solar power systems are quite costly and that's the main reason people choose to make their ...
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Artificial Christmas Trees - Be Responsible to Preserve the Forest

Posted on August 17th, 2014
Artificial Christmas Trees:Christmas trees are an ineradicable subscribe of the holiday season. With the descending of Christmas, the family collects close to the tree to decorate and to light it to become the family's symbol of the love that is spread-out in the house. As such, whatsoever the state of affairs the family ascertains itself in, lighting the Christmas tree is incessantly an occasion that everyone, particularly the children, expect forward to. Environmental fears have caused some ...
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Is Your Leadership Is Effective?

Posted on August 16th, 2014
In many ways, good leadership is hard to define. It can't be directly measured. There's no leadership "score" or report card. In fact often the measure of leadership is qualitative rather than quantitative - although quantitative results always follow. So, the questions remains, how can you tell if your leadership skills are effective? Plain and simple, leadership is about getting others to take action. If leadership effectiveness is lacking, less than best effort is put forth. The better the ...
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Artificial Christmas Trees: Be Responsible to Save the Forest

Posted on August 15th, 2014
Christmas trees are an inexpungeable sign of the vacation season. With the hailing of Christmas, the family accumulates close to the tree to deck and to light it to become the family's symbol of the love that is shared in the house. As such, whatsoever the state of affairs the family observes itself in, lighting the Christmas tree is always an occasion that everyone, peculiarly the children, count forward to. Environmental cares have stimulated some spheres of the society to howl in dissent ...
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Knowledge process management

Posted on August 14th, 2014
Knowledge processes cannot be managed following the standard business process management paradigm. In the following article some guidelines are given for organizations willing to better manage their knowledge processes. In the last few years a lot has been written about Business Process Management, and about technologies supporting it such as BPMS, SOAP and Web Services. Most of these theories, tools and techniques refer to processes of a highly structured nature. Typically, BPM theorists and ...
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Vampire Power is a Drain

Posted on August 13th, 2014
All the fanfare about vampires currently on the silver screen notwithstanding, vampire power has proven to be a drain on the wallet. Vampire power refers to the energy drain that results from leaving electrical devices plugged in. Everything from your personal computer to the television drains power, even when they’re not active. According to the EPA, it’s estimated that vampire power - also known as standby power – costs consumers up to $10 billion annually. By reducing standby power you ...
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Technology Community Helps SMBs Focus on Their Core Business

Posted on August 12th, 2014
If you’re starting your own business or currently work for a start-up, you wear a lot of hats. Any disruption in your business can eat up hours of your time and kill your productivity. Many start-ups are so focused on getting their business off the ground, that they overlook technology considerations that can help increase their productivity and enhance their efficiency. Unlike mid to large corporations that have dedicated IT personnel, start-ups typically do not have in-house IT resources to ...
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When Your Hot Water Heater Needs Replaced

Posted on August 11th, 2014
It’s one of modern life’s most underrated pleasures: a nice, warm shower. And all we have to do is turn a knob. Nobody has to haul sloshing buckets of water up the hill Jack-and-Jill-style. No one has to heat up the gallons of H2O in a whistling teakettle to draw our bath. No Robison Crusoe affair has to be cobbled together out of bamboo and coconuts. You just crank the handle and streams of piping hot water rain down. Very civilized. And it’s all thanks to a 20th-century contraption ...
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