The art of researching, writing and being awarded grants has
evolved into a competitive sport in recent years. There is one
area, though, that gets very little attention.
These are the corporate grants that are offered by thousands of
large and mid-sized companies around the United States and the
Did you know that Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, and Allstate Insurance
all offer grants? It's the same with Microsoft, Sears and Sprint.
The list is ridiculous, and many completely overlook the immen
You've had a couple dinners and a few phone conversations; there
is chemistry and a further relationship looks promising. But,
how do you really know if that next step is worth taking?
Advanced Internet Technologies has talked to, literally,
hundreds of companies about partnership possibilities. By
partnerships, I mean the type that produce revenue, not vendor
agreements. As the IT industry matures and customer demands
evolve, the growth of a services company like AIT depends on our
There are many stories of people injuring themselves, and
others, with Firewords in the old wild days of entrepreneurship
and it is usually passed off as the price that had to be paid in
order to win. However, as time passes, there is a tendency to
confuse reality with myth about how people rose to be so
successful. The myth tends to appear as reality and that can be
dangerous especially as we are all becoming more aware of our
rights and the speed of the internet and bloggers to highlight
Article Title: Company/Employee Handbook as Organisational
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Company/Employee Handbook as Organisational Improvement Tool
A business is only able to grow as fast as the internal
organisation is able to process high
Manufacturers Survival The humanity's cultural heritage is
growing in geometric scale. Manufacturer faces every time more
efficient competitors. Development of new processes is arduous
work. This work suffers opposition from defenders' of the
archaic and of the ones that don't understand the progress. To
produce goods in the industrial scale we needed to have the
product, process, market, strategy of sale [marketing],
organization [administration], and safety. The product owes
being of quality
Industrial planning. The troglodytes executed simple tasks. The
planning of the troglodytes was completely processed in memory.
The product that consists of six thousand components can be
planned only with an electronic processor. The Elements of the
planning are the same ones. What distinguishes the planning of
troglodyte from planning of the industry is quantity and
quality. The troglodyte planned the product and soon afterwards
executed it. In the modern company, of big size, are developed
Chunking a large project into small parts is a great way to
tackle an overwhelming project you keep putting off until a
large block of time is available. The problem is - that
opportunity seldom presents itself in your busy schedule.
Chunking is an effective method for getting these large tasks
Small business operators can apply this chunking idea to small
routine tasks that tend to accumulate until some crisis forces
them to use a block of time better applied to other activities.
I see a PR firm has done a survey on the amount of time Canadian
CEOs spend on communication, and found they spend almost half of
their time on communication.
I think we're supposed to be impressed that CEOs spend that much
time on communication. But, quite frankly, what else does a CEO
do? And, if you consider both direct and indirect communication,
wouldn't that be more like 90%?
So, what do CEOs do, and how much of that involves communication
of one kind or another?
Well, they make decisi
Whether you're a manager, professional, or entrepreneur you need
to think ahead. When you do it in a formal sense, it's called it
planning, when you do it informally it's something like
Whether you're planning or speculating, the exercise represents
just the tip of the iceberg. For the plans or scenarios to
amount to something, they have to be implemented. In turn, that
usually involves other people.
Which takes us to the subject of communication: How do you
convert those ideas i
Smart leaders understand that they don't "make" a change happen.
They recognize that the people in their organization do the
work, change behaviors, and, ultimately, make the change happen.
They understand that their role is to make the change meaningful
and easier to accept. Smart leaders facilitate change.
Let's look at five things smart leaders do to lower the barriers
1. They sell more than they tell
Smart leaders are comfortable selling their ideas. They
understand that "tell