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Is your team hiding behind masks

Is your Team Hiding Behind Masks?

Halloween is a time when many adults (oh yes, and kids!) dress up in costumes and masks to disguise their identity on October 31 in celebration of this holiday. But, donning masks is not just limited to Halloween.

TEAM MASKS

When I first begin work with a team, I often find that many team members don “masks” that they hide behind in their communications and interactions with their team members. In other words, they are often afraid to be “real” with their colleagues – they are afraid to speak their true thoughts/feelings because it might create conflict, or because their organizational culture supports “sugar coating the truth” instead. Or, sometimes team members don’t feel that they can safely speak these truths for other reasons, so they hide behind a mask of not speaking up at all, which seems less risky to them. I typically find that this hiding comes from teams who do not currently have any written team agreements about how they will communicate and interact with each other, and sometimes I also work with teams who have “unwritten agreements” where they have never talked about it but have basically agreed to never speak about issues that could cause conflict.

REAL/ROBUST TEAM DIALOGUE: SEE BEHIND THE MASKS

By comparison, when I work with teams who have created explicit agreements with each other regarding how their team will interact and communicate with each other, those team members are much more likely to be REAL with their colleagues – they speak their true thoughts and feelings, and know that their voices will be heard, because the team has created agreements that support a “safe space” for those diverse opinions and thoughts to be discussed/explored. Whether you refer to these types of communications as “robust dialogue,” “speaking about the elephants in the room” or something else, we’re talking about the same thing — speaking up about issues or concerns that are impacting the team.

MOST SUSTAINABLE AND HIGH-PERFORMING TEAMS

From a team dynamics perspective, this place of being “real” and proactively encouraging discussions regarding issues may be perceived as conflict – but is actually the healthiest place for a team. Why? Because a team that has enough trust, respect, camaraderie and the ability to navigate conflict is a team that will get results and will also be sustainable, because they have a solid foundation to do so. By contrast, teams who are not able to have these types of discussions often are not sustainable. They are simply not able to rise to that “higher level” to yield the results that they could, because their performance is hindered by the limited dynamics they have become mired in; thus, they are not performing at their optimal level.

Think about your personal life. Are the more meaningful and effective relationships that you have the ones where you keep the discussion at a high level and don’t talk about things that are truly important to you? Or, are the more meaningful relationships that you have the ones where you talk about very important aspects of your life (including your deepest feelings) and really challenge each other to be better people? In my life, I appreciate and encourage people to challenge me so that I can learn more about myself and continue growing to be the best person I can be in this lifetime.

The same is true with teams. The more your team challenges each other to learn and grow and bring up whatever is on their mind, the more successful they will be and the longer they will be able to maintain success.

Here are some questions and tips for you/ your team to explore:

1. What does your team typically experience in the categories above – “Masks” or “Real/Robust Dialogue”? Think back to your three most recent team meetings. Were team members holding back, or “sugar coating” their words? Or, were they speaking about what was really on their minds? And, if team members were speaking their minds, how was the rest of the team responding – were team members encouraging more dialogue and trying to get a better understanding of the diverse opinions, or were they trying to shut down the discussion?

2. If your team typically lives in the “Masks” world, what do they need to be able to move into “Real/Robust Dialogue” more often? If your team does not already have team agreements for their interactions and how they will handle conflict, this is the place to start. Creating team agreements should be a carefully facilitated discussion that includes all of the aspects above plus much more, so that the team creates as much openness among team members as possible and has clear parameters for moving forward (including accountability to their agreements).

If your team already has team agreements and is still living in “Masks,” then your team’s agreements need to be updated to specifically incorporate how they will handle issues of potential conflict. Your team may also need some help with conflict resolution skill building and practice, so be sure to look at:

- Do they know HOW to work through conflicts and are just not doing it? OR

- Do they need to learn the skills to work through conflict? (honestly, this is what I see more often than not, which is why we often teach teams how to work through issues)

3. How is your team using its agreements? Once your team creates its agreements, there are many ways to integrate this into daily work life. For example, I am working with a team in Rancho Cordova, CA who printed out a poster size version of their team agreements and each team member signed the agreements as their commitment, and then the entire poster was framed and mounted in their workspace as a reminder of their commitments to each other! Another team I am working with in Burlingame, CA reads their team agreements prior to every meeting, and when a team member breaks an agreement, pays a monetary fine. There are many more examples of how different teams work with their agreements, but the important thing is that the agreements are

(a) Created and “owned” by the team, and

(b) Reviewed regularly, and

(c) Monitored/supported by team members who speak up when they see an agreement being broken.

4. What obstacles are preventing your team from implementing these tips above? It is important to have candid conversations with your team about the specific things that are getting in the way of your team being more effective in their communications and interactions. By taking the time to explore these ideas with your team NOW, your team is much more likely to be more effective now and in the future!

How to manage your time more effectively

How to manage your Time more effectively

It is always a surprise as to how a simple homemaker is able to manage a myriad of different activities without any formal training whereas a manager is not able to do it even with all his/her fancy degrees. How do they do it? The homemaker knows a simple technique – time management. Managers can manage people, budgets, etc but when it comes to time they are not very good at managing it. Management training programs and management training courses can help you learn the skill of time management.

As any management training manual will tell you, time is a very precious resource. The reason why it is so precious is because it is a limited resource. Once spent you cannot get it back. That is why it is very important to use it as judiciously as possible. Unfortunately one thing that the management training manual will not tell you is that managing time is not that difficult if it were not for one factor – people. For example you go into a meeting thinking it will last only ten minutes and come out an hour later. All your planning goes haywire. So, how can you manage your time effectively?

Attend any management training program or management training course and the first tip that they will give you is – Planning. ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’, goes an old saying. That is very much true in time management. Planning involves setting time limits to your tasks. It can be a minor one or a major one. This is specially needed if you are a procrastinator. You cannot afford to be one if you are going to be a manager. Prioritize your tasks. Obviously, you can’t do everything at once so decide on which task is most important and needs to be completed fastest. Also, set it right. For instance sometimes your personal tasks may coincide with your professional. It is up to you to decide as to which is more important; personal or professional.

Or if both cannot be avoided, you can at least decide as to which can be postponed. Delegation of work is something that most of us avoid doing. Ask anyone running a management training program or management training course, it is just a sheer waste of time to try and do everything yourself. You have subordinates to whom you can delegate work. They are there so that you can delegate work to them. Nobody expects or wants you to do all the work yourself.

That is only going to harm your productivity. Helping others is great but as anyone who has attended a management training program or management training course will tell you it is a waste of time if you have not finished your work. You have to learn to say no. You can help others provided you have the time for it. You cannot do it at the cost of your work suffering. And, what about the waste of time when you are making calls to your friends or taking an extended break at the coffee machine. Everyone needs a break but it should be a break and not become a session by itself.

You may have seen people managing time effectively by other people and you too can be successful. Management training will teach you that time management is different for different people and so is it for different projects. You cannot drive a car like you ride a bicycle or a bike. Similarly you cannot use the same time management strategies that you use for small projects in large projects.

The inadequacies that can be ignored in a smaller project will appear bigger in a larger one and cannot be ignored. So it is imperative to use different strategies for different projects. Long term objectives cannot be ignored just because you have some immediate task to be finished. Your time management strategy should be such that you can allot some time for achieving your long term objective as well. If you feel that you are not able to manage your time effectively then it is a better idea to take help from a professional. Sign up for management training programs or courses which will help you in devising strategies for time management.

Mdsoft inc

iMDsoft Inc. Market Share Analysis—-Aarkstore Enterprise Market Research Aggregation

Aarkstore announce a new report  ” iMDsoft Inc. Market Share Analysis” through its vast collection of market research report.

“iMDsoft Inc. Market Share Analysis

Summary

This report is an essential source for data, analysis and strategic insight into the medical equipment business of iMDsoft. The report provides key information relating to iMDsoft medical equipment revenue, market share by sector and country, financial and SWOT analysis of the company. The report examines the medical equipment business structure and operations, history and products, and provides an analysis of its key medical equipment revenue lines. It inspects the company’s strategic strengths and weaknesses.

Scope

- Revenues for the medical equipment markets and sub-sectors by country and region.
- Provides the share of market and sub sectors by country and region.
- Detailed breakdown revenues contributed by the medical equipment business operations.
- Provides summary of the medical equipment pipeline products that the company is developing.
- Critical analysis of the company’s strengths, weaknesses opportunities and threats.
- Provides summary analysis of key revenue lines and strategy.
- Details on the company’s history, key executives, business description, locations and subsidiaries as well as a list of products and services and the latest available company statement.
- Product and brand updates, strategy changes, R&D projects, corporate expansions and contractions.
- Latest mergers and acquisitions, partnerships or financings of the company, including debt, equity or venture finance.

Company Mentioned

“The following companies are the major competitors of iMDsoft Inc.:
Argon Medical Devices Inc.
Cerner Corporation
CLINICARE Corporation
Finapres Medical Systems BV
Gaeltec Ltd.
GTI Aktiengesellschaft.
InterSystems Corporation
Lynn Medical
McKesson Corporation
Medical Information Technology, Inc.
MicroStrain, Inc.
Nightingale Informatix Corporation
QHR Technologies Inc.”

Table of Contents :  
1.1 List of Tables 4
1.2 List of Figures 5
2 Introduction 6
2.1 What Is This Report About? 6
3 Definitions of Markets/Categories Covered 7
3.1 Healthcare IT 7
3.1.1 Hospital Information Systems 7
4 Company Snapshot 8
4.1 Key Information 8
4.2 Company Overview 8
4.3 Business Overview 9
4.4 Major Products and Services 10
4.4.1 Overview 10
5 History 11
6 Competitors 15
7 iMDsoft Inc. Medical Equipment Market Share Analysis 16
7.1 iMDsoft Inc., Healthcare IT, Global, Market Share (2008) 16
7.2 iMDsoft Inc., MEA, Market Share (2008) 16
8 Key Employees 17
9 Key Employee Biographies 18
10 Company Statement 19
11 Locations And Subsidiaries 20
11.1 Head Office 20
11.2 Other Locations & Subsidiaries 20
12 Appendix 21
12.1 Research Methodology 22
12.2 Secondary Research 23
12.3 Primary Research 23
12.4 Models 24
12.5 Forecasts 24
12.6 Expert Panels 24
12.7 GlobalData Consulting 25
12.8 Contact Us 25
12.9 Disclaimer 25″

“1.1 List of Tables
Table 1: iMDsoft Inc., Key Information, 2009 8
Table 2: iMDsoft Inc., Healthcare IT, Hospital Information Systems, Global, Revenue ($ mn) and Market Share (%), 2008 16
Table 3: iMDsoft Inc., Healthcare IT, Hospital Information Systems, MEA, Revenue ($ mn) and Market Share (%), 2008 16
Table 4: iMDsoft Inc., Ke y Employees 17
Table 5: iMDsoft Inc., Other Locations 20″

“1.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: GlobalData Methodology 22″

For more information, please visit :

http://www.aarkstore.com/reports/iMDsoft-Inc-Market-Share-Analysis-34917.html

Or email us at press@aarkstore.com or call +919272852585

How to sell your property quickly with out giving away any fees

How To Sell Your Property Quickly With Out Giving Away Any Fees?

There could be many reasons for selling your property. Once you decide to sell your property then it is better to sell it as soon as possible. There are many ways to sell your property. You can contact a high street estate agent and engage their services to sell your property. You will have to give away a fee to the estate agent. Besides you will have to pay a fee to a solicitor. If you could find a company that opts to buy your property, then you can sell your property quickly. There is no need to pay any fees to any one in this sales.

Suppose you have inherited a property and you want to sell it as you are not living in it then you can sell this property in this method as it involves no fees at all. If you can find a trust worthy company that opts to buy your property, then it is better to sell your property to that company. It is true that you may not get the full amount of sales at once. However you dont have to give away any fees to any estate agent or solicitor. Moreover you can sell the property quickly. If you put your property on real estate market then you may not get the best price for your property. You may have to wait longer to get the balance payments.

Suppose you are going for a divorce and both of you are not going to live in the home, then again it is better to sell your property in this way. If you opt to sell through estate agent you will have to wait for a long period. If you sell the property to a company then you can dispose the property within a few weeks. Then you can share the sale amount with your ex and start a new life with peace and happiness.

If you need a large sum then you should opt for selling your property to a company. If you want to free up the equity then this will be the better option. The company will settle the cash immediately and will also allow you to stay at the home as a tenant. They will even offer you to buy your property back in future. Therefore by using the equity in your home you can easily raise a large sum.

Suppose you get a new job and have to emigrate quickly, then you wont have much time to sell your property through estate agents. You can sell your property to a reliable company that opts to buy your property. Therefore you wont have any worry that some one might vandalize your property or break into it during your absence. You need not worry whether the property would sell at an early date or not. You will have cash in your bank to start your new life happily. Above all you need not pay a penny to any one as fees or commission. You can save a lot of time and money by selling your property to a company.

Learn how i made 9 high revenue sales in sept

Learn How I Made 9 High Revenue Sales In Sept. 09′

Back in the days when using Google Adwords you could get about 1,000 keywords to use in a specific market, load them in your back office and watch the traffic grow.  You would get a lot of visitors and make decent money.  But Adwords have changed everything and so have customer knowledge.  You can’t just market like this anymore and expect profit you have to know the “buyer keywords”.

Secret #1:

My reason for using PPC is to start really big in a particular market.   To make a big splash!.

Secret #2:

So this is what you do….

Research the keywords the keywords from proven related marketers.  I have a seperate email account just to be on opt in lists so I can track my competition.  You see no one will use a keyword for months “unless” it’s profiable”.  Keyword Elite is a product you can use to get INSTANT ACCESS to buyer keywords.  But it’s expensive.

I’ll leave  you with this…

It takes patience to utilize PPC to it’s maximal potential.  But once you know the buyer keywords in that particular niche you can make thousands on auto-pilot.  You’ll have to become a entrepreneur and think like one.  

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