Organizational Savvy is Part of The Leadership Foundations

In the most basic terms, organizational savvy is emotional intelligence on an organizational level. It is a deep understanding of how individuals, teams, and the organization function – and the ability to react appropriately to those factors. Some leadership foundations can exist independently of each other, but an effective leader must have organizational savvy in order to move the organization forward. Let’s find out how to develop this savvy, and in the process we’ll discover what it actually is.

One of the foremost examples of organizational savvy at work is the ability to develop a give-and-take with others. The basics of this go back to the kindergarten playground, where share and share alike is a daily rule. But this also means that you should expect to give back if someone in the organization helps you out. Along with this goes the understanding of the agendas of others. An agenda isn’t necessarily hidden, but it does involve the motivation and inspiration of another person or team. Is the team moving forward quickly because their annual incentive is based on it, or do they have multiple projects that need attention right away? Is the key person you’re developing a “give and take” with someone that’s driven by personal recognition or the desire to see the entire organization succeed? As you become more emotionally intelligent as a leader, you’ll begin to understand others’ agendas.

As we move into the group dynamic, you must learn to be political. The word politics, even in its own world, sometimes brings up an ugly image, but it doesn’t have to. In organizational politics, you must be able to network, promote yourself when it’s appropriate, and build a base of supporters. Remember when we discussed influence and persuasion? This is where those abilities will come in quite handy. But the chief rule with being political is to not let it get you upset. Sometimes the politics of one person can be dirty, while those of another can be beneficial for all involved. Becoming organizationally savvy involves understanding this element and looking at politics as a fact of life and not necessarily as a good or bad element.

Another great way to move to organizational savvy is to learn how to approach various key people or teams appropriately. When you approach someone, it could be to ask for help, to challenge him or her, or to congratulate on a job well done. But you know that what works for you doesn’t work for the next person. For example, you may be the kind of person that becomes embarrassed if you’re highly praised in public, whereas one of your colleagues may gain energy from praise. Some organizations even use testing methods such as Myers-Briggs (MBTI) to determine personality types and develop communication and interaction plans. You don’t have to go this far, but it’s a good idea to keep track of what styles worked with what people.

Now that you’ve seen the good side of organizational savvy, take a look …

Is JK Rowling a Master of the Law of Attraction and Wealth Affirmation?

Whether she is a conscious wealth attractor, or not Ms. Rowling has obviously attracted not just massive wealth, but fame, success and is a generous spirit. America loves a rags-to-riches story and I know I’ll be tuning in on Friday to hear all about what this remarkable woman has to share with Oprah. I’ve read that she’s somewhat at odds with her own religious experience. I haven’t heard whether she is a spiritual woman or not. She could think the Law of Attraction is a bunch of nonsense. Just the same, this woman progressed from a single mom living on welfare to a multi-millionaire in under five years.

In 1998, the Harry Potter books made J.K. Rowling the first self-made billionaire author in history. Just prior to that her publisher advised her to ‘keep her day job’ as there is “little chance of making money in children’s books.” One thing I know for sure, in order to attract and allow in success, wealth, (or any form of well-being), one must be a vibrational match to it. Apparently, J.K. Rowling has no internal conflicts with being wildly successful and wealthy. Perhaps we can learn something about attitude and wealth attraction J.K. Rowling visits with Oprah. We may be able to model how this woman’s journey went from welfare to billionaire.

The majority of us will not become billionaires. Many of us will not even become wealthy. And why not? Why is it so many struggle with wealth? So many struggle to simply make ends meet. There is an internal disconnect. If you’re not manifesting wealth and you’d like to have lots more money, ask yourself: “What beliefs do I have about wealthy people? What judgments do I have about people who win the lottery? What opinions do I have about people who have a lot more than I do?”

It would serve you very well to probe into your firmly held beliefs about wealth and wealthy people. Your beliefs are holding your wealth from you. Money is just another form of energy. It’s neither inherently good nor bad. Start to build a healthy relationship with money and financial well-being. Treat it with respect and appreciation. Appreciate the money you have and it will appreciate for you.…

Diversity Recruitment – How to Recruit, Engage and Retain a Diverse Workforce

The United States population is undoubtedly diverse. In the last 20 years, there were huge increases in the percentage of women, immigrants, and people from various ethnic groups and different cultural backgrounds. Fifty percent of America’s workforce is now of another ethnicity or culture! In some areas of California, multicultural workers comprise 70 percent of the workforce. In Oxnard, or Santa Ana, California, Laredo, Texas, El Paso, Texas, and other U.S. Cities, multicultural workers account for 90 percent of the workforce. There are staggering increases-700- 900{512b763ef340c1c7e529c41476c7e03bc66d8daea696e1162822661d30dde056}-of multicultural populations in Tennessee, Georgia, Iowa, and other places.

For government and corporations to be competitive, innovative, and to secure and keep a market share, it is imperative to recruit, engage and retain a diverse workforce. Building a diverse workforce brings the energy and the creativity to the workforce. An environment of inclusion, where people feel valued and integrated into a company’s mission and vision regardless of their cultural backgrounds will lead to greater productivity. The dimensions of diversity are used as resources for success and growth by government and corporations.

To be able to create a diverse pool of candidates, a company has to go to where the candidates are.

Colleges historically have large numbers of women and people from different cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Career days at middle and high schools in racially diverse areas is another outlet to discuss the benefits of working for your organization and your industry-get people interested in the field before they go to college.

Suppliers and vendors that champion diversity should be encouraged and are likely to help funnel a steady number of high-qualified and diverse candidates.

An internal system that informs employees of available positions would help spread the word and attract new candidates. The hiring process would need to be simplified to encourage new prospective employees.

It goes without saying that hiring should be based on qualifications and not on comfort level. But it is easier said than done. Humans tend to empathize with those they feel close to, those that resemble themselves. This notion needs to be understood intellectually, but also be practiced daily in the field.

The definition of effective leadership qualities needs to be reviewed. One has to be mindful of biases about other cultures, communication styles, and decision-making processes to not interfere with a recruiting and the hiring decision.

One way for an organization to develop an in-house diversified pool of talent is to continually mentor people who are from different cultural or ethnic backgrounds and to incorporate ideas from other cultures to solve problems and be more innovative.

The recruiting process is the gateway to the company. Conducting interviews with a diverse panel will encourage other perspectives, and lend for better interaction with candidates. The recruiting teams who have been trained in diversity and inclusion awareness are willing to go beyond their comfort zone to attract the best candidates.  Diversity training will mitigate and reduce the impact that biases and stereotypes have on the work environment. Cross-cultural communication …

Millionaire Mind – Win the Lottery – Luck OR Law of Attraction?

It is time to stop being so serious and have some fun with the universal Law of Attraction, also known as the Law of Belief.

In simple words, this Law states that “you get exactly what you believe”, “it is done unto you as you believe”, “be it done unto you according to your faith”, “your deeply held beliefs are materializing your reality”.”you materialize on all planes the subconscious beliefs held in your subconscious mind”.

Let’s see if we can share some light on this Law and winning the Lottery.

(1) Some state there is no such thing as LUCK. That is their BELIEF. These people have no luck at all.

(2) Others keep repeating this sentence preached by so many gurus and so called experts: “Luck is the intersection of preparation and opportunity”. These are the ones who want to impress people with the HARD WORK they NEED to perform

in order to achieve their goals. They glorify working real hard, struggling against all odds, and all that NONSENSE. They just don’t know any better. The idea of things being EASY and even FUN never crosses their minds. Their BELIEF is that they must work real hard for anything they achieve.

(3) Then, there are those who are just plain LUCKY. They keep winning in contests, bingo games, raffles. They always get parking spaces right in front of the places they want to go to. Happy events keep materializing in their lives without them really making any efforts whatsoever. People who know them keep commenting on how LUCKY they are. That reinforces their beliefs that they are LUCKY. And they keep getting LUCKIER by the day.

If you analyze those three examples, they all have ONE common factor: BELIEF.

The first group BELIEVES there is no such thing as LUCK. And that is exactly what they get: NO luck.

The second group BELIEVES that by preparing themselves opportunities will appear. They prepare themselves because they BELIEVE opportunities will appear to those who are ready and prepared. And these opportunities DO appear as they BELIEVE.

The third group BELIEVES they are lucky. Therefore, they BELIEVE good things happen to them all the time. And they do happen since that is what they BELIEVE.

Interesting, they are all getting results according to their BELIEFS. That looks TOO MUCH like the universal Law of Attraction, also known as the Law of Belief, at work — giving each group what each group BELIEVES.

Changing focus a bit, this is a true story about a fellow I know. I caught him once sitting in front of his TV checking the winning lottery numbers. He kept always saying that he would make millions winning the Lottery.

A friend of his decided to have some fun and asked him “John,

I always hear you saying there are only three ways to make lots of money. Refresh my mind. What are they?”

John replied, “You can make lots of money by (1) inheritance, (2) having your own …

Deaerator Working Principles and Deaerator Types

The Deaeration Principle

Today a deaerator is an essential part of a steam system. Corrosion in boiler cycles is caused mainly by the presence of non-condensable gasses such as oxygen and carbon dioxide, or by a low pH value. While the pH is raised by the addition of chemicals, it is more economical to remove non-condensable gasses mechanically. This mechanical process is known as Deaeration and its employment increases the life of a steam system dramatically.

Using Henry’s law of partial pressures, the principle behind Deaeration can be explained as follows: The quantity of a gas dissolved in a given quantity of liquid is directly proportional to its partial pressure surrounding the liquid. Therefore, by reducing the partial pressure of the unwanted gasses in the surrounding atmosphere, the gasses are diminished. These partial pressures are reduced by spraying the liquid into a countercurrent flow of steam. The steam, which is free of non-condensable gasses, is the liquid’s new atmosphere and Henry’s law prevails. Using steam is advantageous in that the solubility of a gas in a liquid decreases with an increase in the temperature of that liquid. The liquid is sprayed in thin films in order to increase the surface area of the liquid in contact with the steam, which, in turn, provides more rapid oxygen removal and lower gas concentrations.

With these principles in mind, Deaerator employs a two-stage system of heating and deaerating feedwater. This system reduces oxygen concentration to less than 0.007 ppm, and completely eliminates the carbon dioxide concentration when tested by the APHA method. Testing for oxygen concentration shall be done in accordance with ASME Performance Test Code 12.3. Other methods of testing may be used if mutually agreed upon by the parties involved.

Deaerator Operation – Stage One

The first stage of deaeration is shown in Figure I. The prime element in our vent condenser zone is the self-adjusting spray valve that allows incoming water, which is to be deaerated, to discharge as a thin-walled, hollow cone spray. Because steam flows countercurrent, intimate water to steam contact occurs with consequent latent heat transfer. As the falling water reaches the tray stack (tray type deaerator), or the collection basin (spray type deaerator), its temperature is within 2°F (1ºC) of the counter-flowing saturated steam temperature. Most of the dissolved oxygen and free carbon dioxide have been removed at this point. Since nearly all of the steam has been condensed, the non-condensable gasses and the small amount of “transport” steam exits through the vent piping.

Deaerator Operation – Stage Two

Tray Type Deaerator

The partially deaerated water enters the tray stack at saturation temperature. The heated water flows down over the trays, zigzagging through counter flow steam. This arrangement provides additional retention time to allow a final oxygen strip by the purest steam. The two-stage tray deaeration technique is the most reliable method for meeting critical performance over a complete load range.

Spray Type Deaerator

Water from the collection basin flows down the vertical down comer and …

Benefits of Having NGOs in India

The benefits of having NGOs in India are many. There might be several groups that talk against the running of NGOs in India; however, the truth is that India desperately needs India NGOs to support its government in improving the lifestyle of the people soon. Though there are many criticisms saying that they are wasting the money they raise on their own requirements and not for executing welfare programs, this cannot be concluded to be the truth. The truth is that the NGO in India suffer a lot to raise funds for running the programs. As India is a large country and the as the population is huge, it may not be practically possible for the government to take care of all the activities, and the country definitely needs the support of the NGO in India to take care of the rest.

As the standard of life certainly needs to be improved for majority of the people, India NGOs develop and work on various projects that would help people in changing their life styles. Because of the practical difficulties that the government faces in attending every corner of the country, the government as well encourages and supports NGOs in India in performing their duties. As the motto of the NGO in India is solely to offer free education in India for poor children and to uplift the lives of people who are living under the poverty line, they have all their time to think only about it and to work on various programs that would make it happen. This relaxes the government and helps it to concentrate on other issues that can only be handled by the government. However, there are also hundreds of other welfare programs that are run just for the benefit of the people.

As it would not be possible as individual to work on such big targets, NGOs in India form a group, frame some procedures and work towards it. This not only makes sure that the programs reach the people but also benefits them at appropriate timing. These India NGOs run various free education in India, welfare programs for women and many other programs that would help them in getting improving their life styles. They even develop many programs that would offer employment opportunities for the poor people. Basically, what they do is, they teach them how to earn money and show them various ways to do that rather than directly giving them money. Apart from all these, they run several funds raising programs and events that would help them in raising funds for running all these welfare programs. Besides that, they also request the public to come forward and help them with their time and money to run these programs successfully.…

Sources of Islamic Law

Opening remarks

Islam is the complete code of life. It gives guidance in all walk of life. Under Islamic law the term law includes the moral law and legal enactments. According to Islam ultimate source of any authority is God alone.

Sources of Islamic law

1. Quran

Quran is the first and primary source of law. Quran is not a legal code in the modern sense. The legislative part of Quran is the model illustration for future legislation and does not constituted a legal code by itself.

Importance

As primary source of law Quran has vital importance. It lays down a way of life which regulates the relationship of man with man and his relationship with God. The law of inheritance, marriage, divorce, theft, adultery and provisions of war and peace are meant for regulating the ties of man with the fellow beings.

2. Sunnah

Second source of Islamic law is Sunnah. The Sunnah is closely linked with the Quran. It comprises of:

All words counsels of the Prophet (S.A.W.W)

Actions, words and daily practices of the hold prophet (S.A.W.W).

Silence implying a tacit approbation his part of any individual act committed by the disciplines.

Importance

Sunnah has great importance after the Quran. It describes the functions of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W) namely, announcing of the revelation before people, giving then guidance.

3. Ijma

Imja is an important source of law. It is the agreement of the Jurists among the followers of Muhammad (S.A.W.W) in a particular age on a particular question.

Basis of Ijma

Ijma may be based on

Quran

Sunnah

Analogy

Kinds of Ijma

Express

Tacit

Qawli

Sakuti

Importance

Ijma as a source of law has great importance. It helps in interpretation of laws according to the changing needs of times and new legislation can be made through its procees.

4. Qiyas

Qiyas is an extension of law from the original text to which the process is applied to a particular case by means of common Illat or effective cause, which cannot be ascertained merely by interpretation of the language of the text.

Kinds

Qiyas Jali

Qiyas Khafi

Importance

The function of Qiyas is to extend the law of the text to cases not falling within the purview of its terms and not to establish a new rule of law.

5. Opinions of Muslim Jurists

Opinions of Muslim jurists are also secondary source of Islamic law.

6. Nature of laws lays down

The Holly Quran is a code of conduct laying down the fundamental principles and not the detailed provisions so in case of ambiguity reference should be made to the sunnah.

7. Naska

Nask is also secondary source of Islamic laws. It is tent of Quran and tradition which have either been totally abrogated or there application limited or modified by the subsequent text.

8. Muslalah Mursala

Muslalah Mursala means when nothing becomes clear in law after giving reasons then the course which is to be adopted according to Islamic spirit for instance. Taxation for the defence …

His Most Famous Sculpture – Cloud Shepherd – Jean Arp

Jean Arp / Hans Arp (September 16, 1886 – June 07, 1966) was one the most prolific, venerated and famous German-French sculptor, painter, and poet. His designs were concrete in nature and he would distort reality to express his political viewpoint in the form of art. Arp had adopted many styles, especially ‘Surrealism’ and ‘Abstractionism.’ He also founded ‘Dadaism.’ Jean’s main interest lied in ‘Surrealism,’ as through it, he could liberally express his philosophical and political opinions. In 1931, he ventured for sculpturing, which while being substantial in nature, also symbolized his particular viewpoint. One such most famous sculpture by Jean Arp is “Cloud Shepherd,” unveiled at the Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, Venezuela, in 1953. The sculpture continues to grace the university.

The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas is famous for its architectural brilliance and urban planning. This university was exceptionally famous for its massive and prolific art sculptures, all of which were initially planned by architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva. Many sculptors from around the world contributed to this project. Noteworthy among them was “Cloud Shepherd” by Jean Arp. During the construction of the sculpture, the world had just survived from the Second World War. Arp wanted to depict his political viewpoints, which he achieved through this sculpture.

Placed near Plaza Cubierto in the university, this sculpture, made from pure bronze, was quite tangible in nature. This was different from the traditional methods of sculpturing, which were more abstract and deviated from the reality. “Cloud Shepherd” was more real, as it occupied more space, which Arp intended, since he believed that sculpture was a composition like ‘a fruit that grows in man’. This sculpture had clear shape and structure, on which when a sudden gleam of light falls; it illuminates the entire surrounding with its refraction. The curve of the sculpture symbolized the marvels of nature, such as clouds, hills, and lakes to depict his dislike against machines and money, which were the root cause for the wars.

Flavored with ‘Surrealism’ and ‘Dadaism,’ through “Cloud Shepherd,” Hans Arp wanted to express his dislike of the bourgeois capitalist society. Due to its architectural marvel, the site of “Cloud Shepherd,” Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, UNESCO, in 2000, listed it as ‘The World Heritage Site.’ The contribution of Jean Arp for this university project cannot be forgotten, owing to his innovative sculpture “Cloud Shepherd,” a perfect memento to the field of art.…

Using The Law Of Attraction To Get Your Ex Back – A Deep Understanding

So let’s have a discussion about using the Law Of Attraction to manifest your ex back.

I don’t want to go into the mechanics of how to do it, in this article, I would rather discuss if it’s actually possible for you to get your ex back using manifestation techniques, and what it is you’re truly searching for.

Happiness Or Your Ex?

If I ask you at face value, what is that you really want right now?

I can almost guarantee that each and every one of you reading this, will say that you want your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend back again. Maybe even your husband or wife.

So why do you want them back again?

You want them back so you can be happy again!

In your mind, you believe that you need your ex back to be happy again.

Deep down, what you actually desire is to be happy, you just believe that you need your ex back to be able to feel that way again.

In your current state of overwhelming emotions, you will probably struggle to believe me.

But that is all you’re searching for.

The way the universe works is like a mirror, it is always reflecting back to you your dominant vibrations and beliefs.

So the only way you can get your ex back again is by becoming happy within yourself. By becoming happy again without them.

You were happy before you met, them, so why can’t you be happy again without them?

Your relationship with your ex will never work if you rely on them to make you happy. No relationship will work in that situation. You will put too much pressure on the other person, and only push them away again.

Why do you want to rely on anyone or anything for your happiness anyway? It puts too much power in the hands of other people and external circumstances.

So the trick is, to learn how to be happy and whole again without your ex, then if you still desire to, start working towards getting back together with them.

Is It Possible To Manifest Your Ex Back?

The short answer is yes!

But whether you will or not is another story.

This does not mean that the Law Of Attraction is inconsistent and only works in some situations and not others.

No, it comes down to you. It depends on where you are headed in life.

If you want to manifest your ex back, that is great, but you will need to go on a very personal journey as part of the manifestation process.

To succeed in getting your ex back, you will need to learn how to be happy within yourself. You will need to remove limiting beliefs about the relationship with your ex, and with life in general.

The universe will take you on this journey, giving you all the resources, insights and understanding that you need to learn. But the person you will become will be vastly different to the …

Top Reasons That Made English a Dominant Language

If you can speak English, you will probably be able to communicate with someone in just about any major country you could visit. While not everyone speaks this language, English is truly a dominant language spoken by millions across the globe. Experts state that around a third of the world’s population speaks English as their native language, and many more study it as a second language. What caused English to spread beyond the bounds of the British Isles and become such an important player in global communication? The answer begins with a look at the language’s original speakers, the English.

English Dominance in the 19th Century

In the 19th century the British Empire was truly a global empire. As some said at the time, “the sun never sets on the British Empire.” Great Britain held colonies on every continent, and the trade language in those areas was English. By the end of the 19th century, the British Empire’s reach was global, and the language was also becoming global. This influence continued into the 1900s, and by 1922 the British Empire had an influence over around 458 million people, close to a quarter of the world population of the time, which meant that knowing English was important.

The Rise of America as a Global Power

Even though it is a relatively young country in light of world history, the United States has become a global superpower, specifically after World War II. America has a hand in politics, economics, and culture around the world. As such, English is becoming more and more important as a global language. When you add the influence of America in today’s global economy to the historic and current influence of Great Britain, understanding English becomes almost essential to carrying out business in the current economic market.

English Is the Language of Technology and Science

As you browse the World Wide Web, you will find that most websites are in English or have an English translation available. This shows how influential English is in the world of technology. Since many of the technological devices created across the globe are marketed heavily in America, they are designed with English-speaking users in mind. You can see this in the design of the computer keyboard. Most standard keyboards contain the standard letters of the English alphabet, which is further proof that English is the language of technology.

In addition, English is the language of science. The Science Citation Index reports that over 95 percent of all of its documents are English documents, even though a majority of them are writing by non-native English speakers. The medical community also uses English as a unifying language, making it essential for doctors to learn if they wish to be able to read reports and journals about the latest medical breakthroughs.

English is the Language of International Organizations

When multiple countries come together, they must choose a language to speak. Often the language chosen is English. The official language of the United Nations, for instance, …