Monday, February 07, 2011

As Dr Cope once wrote Parliament is a battleground for ideas. He also believes that the noise in the parliamentary pool of ideas tends to come from the shallow end of the pool ...

When leaders with executive presence speak, people listen - because the talk is filled with conviction instead of equivocation Executive presence - I always listen to what John Hatton has to say

Are your local MPS killing community-wise ideas? Culture vs creativity: Parliament is a Battle of Ideas
There seems to be a distinct disconnection between the knowledge organizations need to be more creative to survive and a culture that knowingly or unknowingly hinders creative activities.

Recent research has identified three key factors that lead to optimal brain performance: moderate stress, good sleep, and positive affect (being happy). Another research and empirical evidence suggests that a no blame approach can be extremely constructive for organizations that want to enhance their learning processes.

Battleground of ideas [Using strategic employee recognition to train employees on company values and objectives, Derek Irvine, Training Outsourcing, 13 January 2011, 3p. Training and educating employees in company values and objectives in a way that makes sense to them - through their daily work - is a mission-critical goal for parliamentaty organizations today ; What makes great leaders great is their ability to translate their own experience and success and, then through coaching and mentoring, bring out the best in others.What Makes a Great Political Leader "Great"?]
• · Most bosses reach a certain level of proficiency and stop there-short of what they could and should be. Organizations usually have a few great managers, some capable ones, a horde of mediocre ones, some poor ones, and some awful ones. The great majority of people we work with are well-intentioned, smart, accomplished individuals. Many progress and fulfil their ambitions. But too many derail and fail to live up to their potential. Why? Because they stop working on themselves. Are you a good boss-or a great one?; This US report examines six trends now occurring in the workplace and describes how managers can successfully engage all four generations to be committed to the success of their organisation Engaging a multi-generational workforce: practical advice for government managers
• · · How can the public sector resolve complex issues? Strategies for steering, administering and coping; Businesses can capitalize on the evolving nature of the office by striking a balance that combines virtual and physical workspace. Hybrid environments provide a mix of enclosed and open work spaces that are available for users to occupy on an as-needed basis. The mobility we now have allows individuals to choose how and where they work best. What will the future workplace look like?
• · · · Brute-force work by Michigan firm decrypts 200,000 Gawker account passwords in under an hourGawker hack analysis reveals weak passwords; The hierarchical structure of the corporate ladder governs how information flows and whose ideas matter, defining career success as a linear climb to the top. The ladder's one-size-fits-all approach assumes employees are more alike than different, and want and need similar things to deliver results. But the workplace isn't what it used to be The corporate lattice: a strategic response to the changing world of work
• · · · · While companies want to enable employees to get the job done, they must do so while carefully monitoring and managing business risks related to the use of information and IT What colour is your information risk today?;
• · · · · · The NSW Nationals have announced their campaign launch will be in Dubbo on February 27. The party hopes to unseat the independent MP Dawn Fardell, who holds it with a margin of less than 1 per cent Keneally goes west to win back heartland ; Background media circus and briefing for the NSW State Election 2011