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Across the country each spring thousands of graduation events are held

Across the country each spring thousands of graduation events are held. They are celebrations of accomplishments, the reaching of goals and more.

Interestingly, these events traditionally are called two different names as if they were synonyms: Commencement and Graduation.

As will be pointed out by countless speakers at these events, graduates need to think of this as a time of “commencement” – of a beginning – rather than an ending, culmination or graduation. Each of these speakers will be correct, of course, but I believe this wisdom falls short of being truly helpful or instructive.

The reason it falls short is because the speakers typically are talking about the moment or the event. While the difference in insight matters at the event, the real significance comes for the honorees after the event, based on the choices they make.

Graduates have made choices, consciously or not. And because of those choices…

Graduates have completed.

Graduates have succeeded.

Graduates have reached their goal.

Graduates have expertise.

Graduates have “climbed the mountain”, “reached the summit” and “grabbed the brass ring”.

Graduates are done.

Commencers have made choices too, but they are almost assuredly conscious. And because of those choices…

Commencers are beginning.

Commencers see a bright future.

Commencers have bigger goals in front of them.

Commencers are learners.

Commencers know that based on past experience they can continue to learn, grow and achieve more.

Commencers are just getting started.

The decisions made by these people are decisions that we all can make everyday – even if we haven`t put on a cap and gown in 40+ years (or if we never did).

When we decide consciously to be a commencer, we immediately change our results and the trajectory of our lives.

Here are five decisions that will change you from a graduate to a commencer, and the questions you can ask yourself to help you consciously make the decision:

Decide to be a beginner. Ask yourself: “Do I think I have the answers or am I a curious question asker?”

Decide to dream bigger. Ask yourself: “What do I really want to achieve, and what can I do today to move towards that accomplishment?”

Decide to be a leader. Ask yourself: “How can I make a difference in the world around me?”

Decide to be a learner. Ask yourself: “What can I learn today?”

Decide to enjoy the journey. Ask yourself: “What did I love about today, and what`s next?”

Regardless of your stage in life and regardless of your past choices, I urge you to consider these choices. Choosing the path of a commencer will change your life and your world for the better, forever.

The leadership, a term borrowed from english, defines the capacity of an individual to carry out or lead other individuals or organizations with an aim of achieving certain goals

The leadership, a term borrowed from English, defines the capacity of an individual to carry out or lead other individuals or organizations with an aim of achieving certain goals. It will be said whereas a leader is somebody who is able to guide, to influence and inspire.

A leader is distinguished from a manager or a decision maker, which has capacities for the administration, without “to carry out” the group, the organization or the country at another stage of its development. A good manager can be a leader, but two qualities are not automatically dependent. Associated the political sphere a long time, the leadership is a quality sought in a great number of fields. Thus, one will also speak about leadership in that, business world of the culture or the science or in the field of the sport. One will distinguish also public leadership from private leadership, this last being directed towards the company. A politician is thus not necessarily a leader; conversely, many leaders are not politicians.

As much the coverages by the leadership evolved/moved, as much qualities which define it multiplied. If the leadership in the past were closely associated with the personality with the leader and particularly with its charisma, much of recent studies suggest a capacity learned, fruit of the experiment and dependent on specific contexts. Among competences (or qualities) which one finds in the leaders, one can quote: vision, strategy, persuasion, the communication, confidence and ethics.

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Females now dominating key marketing positions in jamaica

Females Now Dominating Key Marketing Positions In Jamaica….Trend expected to grow across the Caribbean

If you take the time to make a cursory look inside any corporate Jamaican company invariable you’ll find a female heading the marketing team. Young, academically qualified, professional and well paid; these women are taking over positions, long held by men. It’s no wander that in Celebration of March, Women’s History Month and the legacy women leaders are creating all across the Caribbean, noted AUTHOR, LIFE STRATEGIST, MOTIVATIONAL TEACHER, CAREER COACH, GENDER EXPERT, LEADERSHIP EXPERT AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENUER Dr. Anita Davis-Defoe, PH.D. convened fifty marketing leaders at “Marketing Leadership with Panache.”

From 7:00am – 11:00am, on March 28th, 50 of the country’s most innovative women leaders from across Jamaica, currently holding senior marketing positions joined Dr. DeFoe at the Terra Nova Hotel, on Waterloo Road in Kingston. This leadership soiree provided a creative and expressive forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Commenting further on this historic event, Dr. Davis-Defoe said, “Marketing Leadership with Panache seeks to foster unity and harmony among female professionals as they seek to unleash the greatness within through the “Seven Pillars of Leadership Excellence”. Defoe shared seven characteristics of visionary women leaders who are vehicles for change, sowing seeds of hope in their communities and within the organizations that they lead.

The synergy and dialogues which occured at this event inspired women leaders on all levels of the organizational hierarchy to continue harnessing their talents in pursuit of both personal and career goals. This event offered a unique opportunity for women to further develop, share and reinforce leadership competencies; expand their sphere of influence through networking, and extend their access to knowledge through collaborative affiliation.

With over 20 years of experience motivating, coaching, inspiring and transforming youth, adults and organizations, Dr. Anita Davis-Defoe has crafted and implemented myriad programs aimed at assisting people of all ages to discover their inner greatness and unique strengths.

Women in attendance shared a lively dialogue with Miss Jamaica Universe 2008 contestants, discussing leadership challenges and opportunities for women in today’s global world. .

This may seem like a great spoiler; but certainly, there is no such thing as a hard and fast rule when it comes to leadership

This may seem like a great spoiler; but certainly, there is no such thing as a hard and fast rule when it comes to leadership. Every organization, circumstance, and leader calls for different courses of action. What is to be considered as “good” leadership depends on various factors such that what could be “good” leadership in one instance could be “bad” leadership in another. 

Nevertheless, you need not fret if you are seeking ways to improve your leadership. There are generally accepted principles that when studied and applied, are believed to be helpful in improving one’s leadership skills. These are given below and it’s all up to you to decide on whether these tips could be appropriately applied to your particular situation – whether you’re running a business, organizing a school play, or governing a country.

Self-Esteem. People become more willing to work if they feel important. Effective leaders help their organization’s members develop their self-esteem. You can do this by paying more attention to them and expressing your genuine interest in their opinions every time you converse. When it is well deserved, give your member a tap on the shoulder to show that his efforts are well appreciated. The key here is in being sincere and in expressing your appreciation through the littlest gestures.

Planning. Members of an organization are more able to adapt to changes if there is a specific plan of action laid out. Planning is crucial in effective leadership because it provides the organization with a concrete direction and identifiable means to achieve its goals.  As a leader, you should initiate planning and exert effort in communicating those plans as clearly as possible to your members.  This will strengthen your member’s decision-making skills and would allow for effective delegation.

Motivation. A highly motivating work environment is undoubtedly a productive one. The organization benefits the most when its members are continuously motivated to work for and with it. There are many ways by which you, as a leader, can motivate your members. You can provide deserving members with public recognition even through a simple mention of their names and accomplishments. Offering challenges that allows your members to grow, and in a way show-off, is a brilliant to motivate them to be more competitive. You can hand out incentives such as bonuses, free stuff, or promotions to high-performing members so that your members will have something to look forward to in exchange for a job well done. One of the most important ways to motivate, however, is through leading by example. How you work, lead, and carry yourself hugely affects how much people would want to work with you.

Delegation. You can’t do everything by yourself. The best leaders can effectively delegate tasks, giving them more time to plan and supervise. Usually, leaders fail to delegate effectively because they fear their subordinates would do badly at a job that they could have done much better. Do not succumb to that pitfall. Your members will definitely make mistakes, but so will you. The thing to remember here is that you should always make sure that you communicate the things that you want done clearly and that you allow your subordinates to be accountable for the consequences of their action.

Empowerment. This actually relates to delegation. Making your members accountable and responsible for their actions empowers them. It makes them feel greater self-respect; and in the long-run, it would allow them, working with accountability, to develop creativity and become better workers.

These five principles – self-esteem, planning, motivation, delegation, and empowerment – are all important in improving your leadership skills. But these are not enough. The success of your leadership will ultimately depend on the way you recognize your organization’s needs and how you can adapt your leadership style to those needs. In the same way that you would evaluate your members’ performance, also evaluate and reflect on yours. Only you can tell what “good” leadership is for your organization.  Likewise, it’s only you who can determine how you can become a “good” leader.

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