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  • 9 leadership actions that build trust

    first_imgBuilding trust seems so cliche, which is unfortunate, because its importance simply cannot be overstated. Real trust is critical to a healthy team and organization, and any team or organization without it will find itself rotting away from the inside out.Be HumanThis one is foundational for many of the others. Leaders have to be human, and what I mean by that is that leaders have to be vulnerable and flawed with their teams. Instead of hiding faults and mistakes, leaders should own them, admit them, and apologize for them when appropriate. They should be quick to ask for and offer help. This cultivates trust on a team, and establishes this level of openness as a team norm. Soon, following their leader’s example, a team begins to be human as well, embracing their mutual humanness and vulnerability. This allows them to serve each other, help each other, engage in healthy conflict together, commit to each other, hold each other accountable, and much, much more. But leaders being human with their teams is the first step.Be HumbleThis goes hand in hand with being human, but being humble is huge. Now, there’s no human that’s humble all the time. We all have an ego, and it’s a constant struggle to keep that thing in check. But as leaders, we have to fight ego and work toward humility. It’s humility that will allow us to be open and human with our teams. It’s only humility that enables us to have any sort of self-awareness. Show me a boss without self-awareness and I’ll almost guarantee you that boss is about as arrogant as they come. continue reading » 70SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • NAFCU asks St. Louis Fed to clarify e-sig acceptance

    first_imgNAFCU’s Andrew Morris in a letter yesterday asked the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to develop and adopt guidelines related to its Borrower-in-Custody (BIC) program in order to allow electronic signatures on auto loans as pledged collateral.“Credit unions are experienced lenders that know how to create legally binding and enforceable agreements utilizing electronic records and signatures,” wrote Morris, NAFCU’s regulatory affairs counsel. “The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis should permit acceptance of e-signed auto loans as pledged collateral under BIC program guidelines, provided that credit unions can demonstrate that their electronic lending platform produces records which preserve the marketability of the loan.”Morris argued that the lack of clear guidance on the issue “directly impacts credit unions’ access to liquidity in a service area that contains 11 million members.” He also noted that perfection of security interests on electronically signed auto loans would not be a burden on the St. Louis Federal Reserve. 29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

  • IMCA Modifieds, Northern SportMods have a dozen dates at Idaho’s Atomic Motor Raceway

    first_imgATOMIC CITY, Idaho – A dozen dates for two IMCA divisions are on the schedule this season at Atomic Motor Raceway.The 1/3-mile clay oval at Atomic City hosts Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, with the first Friday-Saturday doubleheader of 2016 set for June 17 and 18.Both sanctioned divisions most recently ran at Atomic in 2014. The track was idle last year before be­ing purchased by Blake Lyle. Vickie O’Haro will be the promoter and a race director will be hired to oversee race night programs.“We love everything about dirt track racing and our big motivation in buying the track is to make racing strong again in southeastern Idaho,” said O’Haro. “We wanted to reopen this track to give drivers in the area more opportunities to race.”“Some people suggested we race once a month but we have such a short season here that doesn’t make sense,” she continued. “We worked with Idaho Falls Raceway and with Sweetwater Speedway (in Wyoming) to make sure our scheduled dates don’t conflict.”IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State and local track points, plus Larry Shaw Racing Western Region points for the Modifieds, will also be given for July 8-9, July 22-23, Aug. 5-6, Aug. 26-27 and Sept. 23-24 events at Atomic.They’ll be joined by ASCS Frontier Region Sprint Cars in that season-ending twinbill.Work on the front straight wall and pitside seating has been completed and new concession stands will be in place on both sides of the track.Grandstand admission for veterans, active military personnel and seniors 65 and over will be free at Atomic and every Friday show will have a ladies’ night spectator discount.Atomic also introduces a multi-car entry discount this season for family teams with multiple race cars.last_img read more

  • Heralded freshman Evans practices at midfield, attack

    first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ If John Desko coached the Syracuse men’s basketball team, he’d favor perimeter shooters. Standing in an empty Carrier Dome with the basketball court stacked up on the far side of the field, SU’s men’s lacrosse head coach showed off his knowledge of the game and stressed the importance of outside threats. “Three point shooters on the basketball team, they get out there and they stretch the zone a little farther,” Desko said. “If you have those 3-point shooters you can stretch the defense in those situations and open up space inside for the big guys.”Desko used basketball as a metaphor to explain why he cycles players between attack and midfield. Particularly, he assessed the role of Jordan Evans — the nation’s No. 1 recruit and the most notable in SU’s star-studded freshman class — who has been practicing at both positions since joining the team in the fall. Evans is listed as a midfielder on the SU roster, but is in the handful of players that gives the offense an advantage. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I actually like it a lot,” Evans said of playing both positions, “it gives the team more looks and gives me an opportunity to be on the field more if I can play both.”Having Evans ready to play both attack and midfield provides a lot of positives for the Orange. Desko said that a player comfortable at both spots makes the Orange difficult to prepare for and can become a stopgap in two different places in the event of an injury. He also said that he’s seen that a lot of times guys start out as midfielders and join the attack as sophomore or juniors. “It helps with that adjustment, too,” Desko said. With official spring practices starting nearly a week ago, Evans is soaking up the nuances of each position. Desko said he’s a “quick study” and senior captain Billy Ward, who worked with Evans in the midfield in the fall, said the freshman asked a ton of questions right away. Aside from learning the two positions, Evans is focusing on his off-ball movement, one-on-ones and higher weights in the gym. “I’ve been doing stuff like that,” he said, “I want to get in shape as quick as possible.”On top of wearing No. 22, Syracuse’s most coveted number, Evans has been tasked with studying two different roles. It’s a challenge he’s embraced as Syracuse inches closer to its first scrimmage against Hofstra and Le Moyne on Jan. 25. “He’s really stepping up,” junior Nicky Galasso said. “It’s a different game from high school to college and we like where he’s at. He’s handling all of it really well.”Desko discusses transfers Staats, Iacono Syracuse announced the matriculation of two highly touted transfers on Monday. On Tuesday, Desko discussed how they’ll fit into the team. Mike Iacono, a faceoff specialist from Nassau Community College on Long Island, was dressed and ready to practice on Monday. Randy Staats, an attack/midfielder from Onondaga Community College, was not at practice but is expected to begin playing soon. Desko first touched on Staats, who has a sparkling community college resume and the ability to excel in the attack and at midfield. “For (Randy), we still need to figure out who he is in an Orange jersey,” Desko said. “We’ll make adjustments as we go on and will kind of try him at two spots and will have to make a decision where we need him so at least he can learn one of the positions early on.”Iacono’s role, on the other hand, is defined, as he could be a solution to Syracuse’s problems at the X. At the team’s media day last Monday, Desko said the team is hastily trying to solidify faceoffs, but couldn’t mention Iacono because he wasn’t enrolled at SU or on the roster. On Monday, Desko was able to throw Iacono’s name around and took the opportunity to do so. “We have to get him in the competition with our guys right away,” Desko said. “We have to figure that out.”Both players come to Syracuse with two years of college eligibility remaining. Comments Published on January 15, 2014 at 1:12 am Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

  • Chelsea complete signing of Alvaro Morata

    first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Figo and Morata recently.London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Premier League champions Chelsea completed the signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata on a five-year-deal on Friday in a deal reported to be worth up to 80 million euros ($92.2 million).“I am so happy to be here. It’s an incredible emotion to be part of this big club. I am looking to work hard, score as many goals as I can and to win as many trophies as possible,” the 24-year-old told Chelsea’s club website.Morata put pen to paper with the London giants after undergoing a medical and he is now expected to link up with his new team-mates, who are preparing to play Arsenal in a pre-season friendly in Beijing on Saturday.He could make his debut against Bayern Munich in Singapore next Tuesday.Morata, who scored 20 goals in 43 appearances for Real last season on their way to the Champions League and Spanish title, also has nine goals in 20 appearances for Spain — including three at last year’s European Championship.Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo said Morata can make a huge impact domestically as well as in the Champions League.“We are delighted to complete Alvaro’s signing and welcome him to the club. We believe he can make a great impact for Chelsea and look forward to seeing him in action,” said Emenalo.“Alvaro has proven class at the highest level and his quality will be a huge asset to Antonio and the squad.” ****Picture this! Pensive Neymar stirs renewed PSG feverNeymar’s decision to post a photo of himself in thoughtful contemplation sparked a fresh wave of speculation that he is on the verge of sealing a world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.The Instagram picture, even accompanied by a matching emoji, shows the 25-year-old Brazilian superstar stretched out on the pitch with his chin resting on his left hand.It garnered more than a million and a half ‘likes’ within 12 hours of it being posted in the United States where Barcelona are on a pre-season tour.Three of the ‘likes’ came from PSG players — winger Angel Di Maria, goalkeeper Kevin Trapp and midfielder Marco Verratti.On Tuesday, PSG skipper — and fellow Brazilian — Thiago Silva gave a digital thumbs up to a mocked-up photo montage published by media company Esporte Interativo showing Neymar in a PSG shirt along with compatriots and prospective teammates in France.center_img Esporte Interativo used the montage to illustrate what they insist is an agreement reached for Neymar to move to the French capital from Barcelona where he has played since 2013.Like Barcelona, PSG are also touring the United States where Neymar’s future has dominated conversation.“I don’t know,” Thiago Silva told Le Parisien newspaper when asked if he knew whether the Brazilian star was about to come a PSG player.“I hear a lot from journalists and a player like Neymar would be an interesting addition to the PSG project.“But, for the moment, it is especially important to prepare for the new season. After and if Neymar arrives it would be a good thing for the squad.”Is Neymar going to sign?“Not yet,” smiled the captain.– Deal ’95 percent complete’ –In Spain, it was reported by Catalan media group RAC 1 that “certain players” at Barcelona have already tried to convince Neymar not to accept the PSG offer which would dwarf the 105 million euros Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba.However, it’s believed the Brazilian is being seduced by the immense wealth on offer to him from the Qatari owners of PSG and by the opportunity to have a team built around him.The daily Sport newspaper also claimed that Luis Suarez has also attempted to persuade Neymar not to split up the MSN frontline at Barcelona made up of Lionel Messi, Suarez and the Brazilian star.Catalunya Radio said that the deal is “95 percent complete”.One of the keys would be the payment to Neymar’s father and agent of a “premium exceeding the 40 million” paid when the player controversially moved to Spain from Santos.Other reports have claimed that Neymar senior has recently met with, or is about to meet, PSG sporting director Antero Henrique.However, Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre insisted Tuesday that it is “200 percent” certain that Neymar will stay at the club.In a public game of tit-for-tat, PSG coach Unai Emery hailed the Brazilian.“Neymar has advanced his game massively and today he is one of the five best in the world,” said Emery.“Our president is working hard to attract top players and our fans would be content to count on a new top player to go along with the talent we already have.”Neymar, meanwhile, will display his coveted skills for the first time this summer when Barcelona face Juventus in a pre-season friendly at East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday.last_img read more

  • Saints run win streak to nine games with OT win over Spartans

    first_imgThe Selkirk Saints continued to dominate the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League, but this win not easy.Selkirk overcame a two-goal deficit midway through the third period to force overtime before Kam Crawford scored the winner just 30 seconds into the extra frame to top Trinity Western University Spartans 5-4 Friday night at the Langley Events Centre.With the victory the Saints move the 9-0 on the regular season and extended their league record winning streak to begin the year. “We came out slow and tentative tonight and paid the price when TWU took advantage of some defensive lapses in the second period and capitalized on their opportunities,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”But even after going down two goals early in the third period our group didn’t quit. We dominated the final 20 minutes and were rewarded for turning our game around.””Hopefully we’ll show tomorrow that we learned a lesson and come out with the same intensity that we finished with tonight,” Dubois added. Crawford’s goal, through traffic to complete the comeback, was necessary after the Spartans scored on an early third period power-play to take a 4-2 lead.Jordan Wood and Logan Proulx led the way for the Saints, each picking up points on all four of Selkirk’s goals in regulation. Blueliner Jake Harcoff and forward Jamie Kreller put the hosts ahead by a pair early in the second following a scoreless first period.The teams then traded goals, with Saints defenceman Brodie Gibbon and TWU’s Jamie Russell each scoring, before Proulx brought Selkirk back within one late in the frame. Saints netminder Chris Hurry received his second start of the regular season and stopped 17 of 21 shots before being relieved by Alex Sirard following the Spartans’ fourth goal.Sirard stopped all six shots he faced and picked up the win after his team scored the final three goals of the game. In the TWU net! Harry Fredeman was outstanding in turning aside 43 shots on the night. Saturday’s rematch is set for a 1 p.m. faceoff and can be viewed online at www.fasthockey.comlast_img read more

  • Warriors must strike challenging balance in final 25 games

    first_imgOAKLAND — Despite the drama, despite the injuries, and despite big-time changes to the roster, the Warriors are exactly where everyone presumed they would be as the NBA enters its homestretch this week: they sit in first place in the Western Conference as the overwhelming favorites to win a third-straight NBA title.The first 57 games of the Warriors regular season were anything but ho-hum. The final 25 should — in theory — be smoother.That’s not to say that there won’t be challenges, though. …last_img read more

  • WEF 2016: How technology can transform healthcare in Africa

    first_img16 May 2016“Health is the basic foundation for any standard of living here in Africa and around the world,” moderator Hans-Paul Burkner said during a discussion on “Transformation of Healthcare” at the 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda last week.Burkner opened the floor to conversation between Novartis corporate responsibility global head Jurgen Brokatzky-Geiger, President of Guinea Alpha Conde, Peek Vision Foundation CEO Andrew Bastawrous, Laura Lane, president of global public affairs at UPS, and Fortis Healthcare president Daljit Singh.They touched on:Using data analytics to detect pandemicsBoosting access to primary careTackling worker and financial shortagesWatch the session:According to WEF, there is no better time than now to chart Africa’s health transformation. The organisation said African economies are growing faster compared to other regions in the world, and numerous breakthroughs in research and development are enabling healthy people to maintain their status quo.“A virtuous cycle exists between health and economic development,” it said. “Better population health is an important driver of economic progress, as healthy populations live longer, are more productive and can save more.”3 ways #Africa can transform its #health systems https://t.co/972cZVdqCp #af16 pic.twitter.com/HCltw7vX5M— World Economic Forum (@wef) May 15, 2016How #socialmedia is shaking up healthcare @sdosemagen @LeeAase https://t.co/czA7T0Xgn9 #health pic.twitter.com/gfYQ2nNl2J— World Economic Forum (@wef) May 8, 2016SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

  • Ain’t No Mystery: Use the Geocaching Intro app to find Mystery Caches this Pi Day

    first_imgShare with your Friends:More This team was recently tasked with making the experience of finding a Mystery Cache a bit more, well, rational—and all in time for you to earn the 3.14.15 Pi Day souvenir. I sat down with Mobile UX Designer Michelle Li (Username: BlueSpaceMonkey) and UI Designer Abby Deering (Username: Abbydeer) to learn how they took the mystery out of Mystery Caches in the Geocaching Intro app.What was the biggest challenge in designing Mystery Caches for the free Geocaching app?Mystery Caches are a complex type of geocache. One of the biggest changes we were faced with was making Mystery Caches easy to use for geocachers and coming up with a design solution that works with all the different types of Mystery Caches.The new Waypoint Manager in the Geocaching Intro app makes it easier than ever to add and keep track of coordinates to a geocache.What about the new design are you most excited to share with the community?We are really excited that we’ve found a design solution that works with all the different types of Mystery Caches (there are so many different versions!). We feel like we were able to eliminate a barrier that previously made it difficult to enter your answer. We’re excited that we removed a challenge in the tool, leaving the challenge where it should be: in solving the Mystery. And we hope this means more geocachers will now give Mystery Caches a try!How have your designs made finding Mystery Caches easier?We’ve made the ability to add Solved coordinates and edit waypoints easier and more manageable for all different kinds of Mystery Caches.Editor’s Note: You’ll see in the app that “Corrected Coordinates” are now referred to as “Solved”. This decision was made by surveying the geocaching community.How did feedback and insight from the geocaching community enter into the design?We brought in both potential players and experienced geocachers to our office to look at our Mystery Cache design. We had them walk through a series of tasks and even took them outside to watch them geocache with the new design. We revised our design based on their feedback.Anything else you want geocachers to know?We’re so excited that Mystery Caches are now available in the free app and we love making products that make geocaching easier for our community!Unlock this latest and greatest tool for discovering Mystery Caches with Premium membership in the free Geocaching Intro app for iOS and Android. And don’t miss out on your chance to earn one of two Pi Day souvenirs by logging a “Found It” on a Mystery Cache this Saturday! I love watching non-geocachers (aka muggles) try to absorb the concept of geocaching. I’m sure you’ve all heard this same reaction before: Wait. You find boxes in the woods? Well that’s just irrational.It’s true. The things we do as geocachers may seem a little crazy at times. But good news! This Pi Day (March 14, 2015), we’re introducing a dose of rational to the irrational—all thanks to a team of designers here at Geocaching HQ.Earlier this year, we shared an inside look at how we collect feedback from the community and how that feedback influences the tools that we make. The next step in developing a new geocaching tool is design. A team of User Experience (UX) experts at Geocaching HQ are responsible for taking the community’s feedback and thinking through everything from how the new tool will work to how the design of an emoji will help bring delight to your next geocache find.Left: UI Designer Abby Right: Mobile UX Designer Michellecenter_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching HQ’s Product Team Goes on the RoadNovember 30, 2015In “Geocaching tools”3.14 Things to Make Your Pi Day Event EpicMarch 13, 2015In “Community”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 6): New Dashboard, Project-GC and Mary HydeMay 10, 2018In “Podcast”last_img read more

  • Should You Ever Give Your Client The Unedited Project Footage?

    first_imgSo you’ve finished a great video for your client. They’re happy. You’re happy. However, they want the footage files, too. What should you do?Cover image via Shutterstock. It’s happened to nearly every video producer at some point (and if it hasn’t happened yet, it will). You’ve gone through multiple rounds of revisions, you’ve perfected the client’s vision, and you’ve sent it off with fingers crossed. Good news: the client loves it — now the video appears as planned (YouTube, social, etc.). Then, a couple weeks later, the client wants you to hand over the project files and/or the footage.This is always a difficult moment. Your initial thought will probably be, “Well, what was wrong with what I delivered?” or “I never agreed to this” or even “They will have no idea how to use these files.”If you say no, the client might get upset. If you say yes, you might lose out on potential work in the future — or the client might take your work and make it terrible without your input. Even worse, they might release something terrible with your name still on it.Here are some of my personal thoughts on how to handle this situation.Expectations Are KeyImage via stockfour.Before you start any work on any project, you and the client both need to clearly lay out your expectations.I get it, though — sometimes a job just starts out weird. Every once in a while, you’ll just find yourself working for a client without having discussed contracts, expectations, or deliverables. Even though I have a pretty strict contract policy for my clients, every once in a while, I’ll find myself working on something without taking the necessary steps due to a time crunch or absent mindedness. It happens.This is almost always exactly when this situation arises.It’s crucial to make sure you don’t spend a single hour on a project working outside of the parameters you’ve agreed on. You need very clear expectations for project deliverables. When the client asks you if you are interested, the first thing you should tell them (after “yes”) is exactly what you will deliver — along with your quote.If you’ve already told your client that you don’t provide raw files unless you have previously agreed to do so, then you’ll have a leg to stand on when they ask for it.Know Your RoleImage via piaharrisphotography.This one might seem kind of obvious, but I wouldn’t mention it if I didn’t know about multiple cases when this idea didn’t come into consideration.There is a very big difference between being hired as a production company or as a shooter. As a shooter, your only job is probably providing footage. There’s no real high ground here when it comes to withholding footage. You have one job.If you are working as a production company, that means that you’re providing the works: shooting, editing, and producing. This is where you do have the high ground — the footage you shot is for the edit you will provide. The company is buying the final product, not your footage. If the client is absolutely hell-bent on getting their hands on your footage, you have every right to ask for more money.Don’t Be HeadstrongImage via Vulp.I understand that it can be frustrating to deal with a client who asks for a lot. But if you are dealing with a recurring client who brings you constant business, sometimes it’s easier to take the high road than fight tooth and nail. It’s a simple business decision: do you give something away for a small price (or even free) to secure work from this client in the future? If you burn a bridge because you don’t want to hand over raw footage, you might be in the right, but you might also lose out on thousands of dollars.On the other hand, if the client doesn’t respect your wishes and treats you terribly, then do you really want to work with them again in the future? If you politely decline to provide footage and they come back with expletives and threats to “ruin you in this town,” then bail. You don’t want that type of person on your client list.Play the SituationImage via nd3000.When it all boils down, the situation really helps you determine the best course of action. Is this client a repeat customer who pays on time? Is this a friend whom you don’t mind sharing with? Does the client have a good reason for raw footage (such as archival purposes)? Working out deals with people is straight-up business, and it’s a vital part of being a successful freelancer.And remember, If you really don’t want to hand over your raw footage, you still have the right to hold on to it if you are the one producing the video. If they politely ask for the footage, charge ’em. If they demand the footage . . .Charge ’em double.Looking for more information on video production? Check out these articles.Take Your Creative Briefs to the Next Level With Adobe InDesignFree AE Templates and Assets to Celebrate 25 Years of After EffectsEditing Tips: 8 Ways You Can Save a Shot in Post-ProductionWhy Video Producers Should Budget for Profit MarginsFreelance Tips: 7 Best Practices for Invoicing Clientlast_img read more