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In 1492, columbus sailed the ocean blue

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

If you are like me, you learned that rhyme sometime in elementary school.

Specifically, Columbus left on his first voyage on August 3, 1492, sailing in search of a seagoing route from Europe to Asia with the vision of creating a trade route for spices, silk and more.

He led a crew of three ships on that voyage and, as history shows, instead found islands of North America. While not the first European to make this discovery (the Norse did it 500 years prior), it was his voyages that lead to the widespread awareness (and eventual colonization) of “the New World”.

Enough history.

I am writing about Columbus not because of his discoveries, or even his major mistakes, but because of what his life can teach every leader.

Here are five specific lessons, as valuable today as ever, that we all can take from Columbus` legendary life.

Exercise your belief. Columbus believed the earth was smaller in circumference than most did. This belief led him to the logical (based on his beliefs) assertion that within a few weeks his ships could reach Asia. While he was wrong, he built his plan based on that belief, gathered support for his plan in spite of ridicule and disbelief, and crafted a plan to test those beliefs. This is what leaders do.

When did you last exercise your beliefs in a tangible way?

Find great supporters. Columbus didn`t have the resources, power or money to put his plan into action. He tried to build support in Portugal and England, before finally persuading Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain to support his plan. Even Royalty wasn`t enough – his supporters also included a group of Italian business interests. Great leaders know they can`t do it alone, and they are persistent in building support for their visions and beliefs.

Have you created a team of supporters for your vision?

Don`t be satisfied. Columbus found land in his first voyage (what is now the Bahamas), but he didn`t find the trade route he sought. So he went again, and again and again. Ultimately he led four voyages; each finding new territory (and getting as far as Panama). While you could classify him a failure in achieving his desired goal, you can`t call him a quitter. When your vision is clear, and your belief strong, you can lead persistently.

How persistent are you? Do you lead past the first challenge or failure?

Build a plan. Columbus didn`t just go to Queen Isabella, turn on the charm, lay out some ideas and then go hop on the ship. His navigational beliefs, his travel plans, and his funding support came together over several years. The funding process alone started seven years before he sailed. Over that time he honed his plan, made adjustments, and continued to build as he brought the plan to ultimate fruition.

Do you plan? Are you willing to adjust and modify when necessary in service of your beliefs and vision?

Think bigger. In the time of Columbus you could get spices from Asia on the overland route. Before he sailed, people had even gotten there by sea by sailing around the tip of Africa. Columbus, though, thought bigger. He believed from his study and planning that he could make it directly, more quickly and more cost effectively by sailing west. He didn`t tie himself to conventional wisdom or approaches. He thought bigger. It was this bigger thinking that ultimately helped him sell his plan.

How big do you think? Are your visions large enough to captivate, persuade and engage others to follow you?

The story of Columbus proves that we can learn from events and actions from more than 500 years ago and while the context has changed, the lessons are as real and valuable as ever. The lessons are always there, when we look for them.

The other major message of this article isn`t just the lessons, but is found in the questions after each idea; questions that beg application of the lessons. Learn the lessons, but answer the questions to really bring the lessons to life for you and those you lead.

Remarkable Leaders are continually learning and practicing the lessons of Columbus, which is just one example of why learning continually is one of the competencies of The Remarkable Leadership Learning System – a one skill at a time, one month at a time approach to becoming a more confident and successful leader. You can get two months of that unique system for free as part of our Most Remarkable Free Leadership Gift Ever today at http://MostRemarkableFreeLeadershipGiftEver.com and become the leader you were born to be.

An epoxy molding compound of the process selection

An epoxy molding compound of the Process Selection

1.1 Pre-processing block forming material
(1) pre-formed blocks of plastic materials are generally stored in a 5 ? -10 ? environment, will have varying degrees of moisture absorption. Therefore, before using a dry place at room temperature should be expected to wake up, generally not less than 16 hours.
(2) expected higher density of the block. Loose material block may contain too much air and moisture, through the wake up is not easy material and high-frequency warm-volatile clean, will cause an increase in the level of the device encapsulation layer. = “Semiconductors, microelectronics, integrated circuits, IC, craft, design, device, packaging, testing,
(3) The block size is expected to moderate, expected to block the small, mold filling bad; expected to block big, Kai mold problems, mold contamination and the injection rod and caused a serious waste of materials.

1.2 Die temperature of the semiconductor, microelectronics, integrated circuits, IC, craft, design, device, packaging, testing, production process, the mold temperature is controlled at slightly higher than the glass transition temperature Tg molding compounds, they can get better mobility , about 160 ? -180 ?. Mold temperature is too high, fast-curing plastic material, internal stress increased, the encapsulation layer and the framework of the adhesion decreased. At the same time, rapid curing also make Punch dissatisfaction; die temperature is too low, molding compounds poor mobility, the same will appear undesirable mold filling, the encapsulation layer mechanical strength decrease. While maintaining the mold temperature uniformity regions is very important, because non-uniform mold temperature will cause uneven curing degree of plastic material, resulting in inconsistent mechanical strength of the device

1.3 Injection pressure = “semiconductors, microelectronics, integrated circuits, IC, craft, design, device, packaging, testing, selection of injection pressure, according to the flow of plastic materials and mold temperature may be, the pressure is too small, the device encapsulation layer of low density, poor bonding with the framework, prone to moisture corrosion, and the emergence of mold is not filled with plastic material ahead of curing conditions; pressure is too large, domestic and lead impact force increases, causing distortion inside the wire has been washed or washed off, and the overflow may be expected, blocking out the vent, resulting in bubbles and fill bad.

1.4 speed injection molding
Select the speed of injection molding plastic material based mainly on the gelation time to identify. Gelation time is short, injection mold a little faster, and vice versa. Injection molding to be completed before the end of gel time, or ahead of schedule due to curing plastic material caused by thrust or encapsulated within a layer of lead defects.

1.5 Plastic Craft adjust = “semiconductors, microelectronics, integrated circuits, IC, craft, design, device, packaging, testing, appear in the actual production process as shown in Table 1 the situation, process conditions can be adjusted appropriately. To process adjustments should also be noted that the pre-molding material block storage, mold cleaning, temperature and humidity and other environmental factors on the impact of plastic Kung processes.

2 pairs of plastic material properties of the impact of device reliability
 
2.1 The plastic material moisture absorption and chemical adhesion to the plastic device, the moisture penetration that influence their airtight lead to failure of the important reasons. Moisture infiltration devices are mainly two ways to
(1) through encapsulation layer of plastic material body;
(2) through encapsulation layer of plastic material and metal framework of the gap between. When the moisture through this two ways when you reach the surface of the chip in its surface layer of conductive water film, and plastic compound of the Na +, CL-ions also will be brought in as a potential difference, the speed of chip surface, the electrochemical corrosion of aluminum wiring, eventually leading to open circuit lead. With the continuous improvement of integrated circuits, aluminum wiring become ever smaller and, therefore, corrosion of the aluminum wiring devices more serious impact on life expectancy.

In response to these problems, we must ask: = “semiconductors, microelectronics, integrated circuits, IC, craft, design, device, packaging, testing,
(1) plastic materials have a high purity, Na +, CL-ion to a minimum
(2) The main component of plastic material environmental standard epoxy resin and inorganic fillers of the binding force must be high, in order to prevent the infiltration of moisture from the body. , MEMS
(3) plastic material with the framework of the metal should have good adhesion;
(4) chip surface passivation layer to be improved as much as possible, its moisture is also a very good shielding effect

2.2 The internal stress of plastic materials
As the plastic material, chips, metal frame of the linear expansion coefficient mismatch arising from internal stress, the device would have a negligible impact of tightness. Because the plastic material expansion coefficient (20-26E-6 / ?) than the chip, the framework (-16E-6 / ?) the greater the cooling in the casting or in the device using the larger temperature difference between the environment, it may lead to pressure solder joint was torn off and broken wire bonding or encapsulation layer and the framework of the Department, separated from the resulting failure of their devices.

This shows that the plastic material of the linear expansion coefficient of the low as far as possible, but this reduction is received limited, because in reducing stress, while the thermal conductivity of plastic materials also will be reduced, This is packaging high-power devices very unfavorable, to make these two aspects to be taken into account, depending on the formula type and amount of filler. Filler is generally melt type or crystalline silica, in some performance needs sometimes need to add spherical silica fume or vapor.

2.3 The liquidity injection plastic materials when the mold temperature of 160 ? -180 ?, plastic was molten state, its mobility is essential to the success of the injection molding, the impact of increased liquidity below the wire (gold Tensile Strength 5g -12g), crooked or red wire easily washed off, and could easily lead to Punch discontent, the encapsulation layer of the surface folds and potholes; liquidity is too high, excess material seriously, when the overflow is expected to die prematurely out of stomatal congestion, air row entirely, the encapsulation layer of pores or air bubbles will appear.

Various components in the plastic material, the right to play a major role in mobility is a main epoxy resin melt viscosity and the amount of silica filler and particle thickness. Crystalline silica has a high thermal conductivity, but high viscosity than the heavy flow down. Fused silica has good mobility, but the poor thermal conductivity. Therefore, in the century the production of packaged device performance should be based on the use of different options, including the mix of both. 3 summarizes the choice for the packaging process, once we understand the encapsulation process of several major factors, in the packaging process can be based on different regions, different environment and climate, while the adjustment process differently. Meanwhile, officers for the package should also strengthen the understanding of epoxy molding compound.

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. .

No matter where you work, you report to someone – maybe even to two or three bosses

No matter where you work, you report to someone – maybe even to two or three bosses. And whether you think your boss is brilliant or a bore, the fact is that you have to manage the relationship with your boss if you want to advance your career.

Realize that you are more dependent on your boss than your boss is on you, because your boss holds the key to your short-term future. Not only can your boss release you at any time, especially in today’s economy, but your boss can also unconsciously ostracize you by not keeping you in the communication loop and by giving all the desirable projects to others. When your boss senses that communication between the two of you is not going well and situations have not been resolved, he or she will simply go work with your co-workers rather than you.

If you don’t manage the relationship with your boss, you won’t last long in your particular position – either you’ll get fired or you’ll quit. Granted, if you work for a large company, you might be able to transfer to a different boss. But even then if you don’t know how to manage your boss you could end up repeating the same mistake as you did with your former boss.

So before you let a little mismanagement on your part disrupt your career, take some time to learn the keys of “boss management.” The following suggestions will get you started on the right path and contribute to a more harmonious work life.

  • Find out from your boss what “good” looks like and all who are involved in measuring “good.”

Whether you report to one person or four different bosses, you need to make sure you’re meeting everyone’s expectations. After all, what seems good to you may only be mediocre to your boss. Therefore, find out what “good” looks like to each boss you report to. You could simply ask, “What does ‘good’ look like on this project?” Or, “If this went exactly like you wanted it to go and it turned out perfect, what would have to happen between now and that time?” As an added benefit, you might even get an idea of the scope of how big that project really is. Sometimes bosses don’t tell you much and you have to pull it out of them. If you do this simple step upfront and find out what the expectations are on the project and the timelines, you save a lot of time in the end.

  • Ask your boss what kind of follow up he/she wants and what your boss has to have for his/her comfort level.

Many times bosses expect people to be mind readers, simply because they’re busy and can’t always go over all the details of a project. As such, your boss might forget to tell you such things as a firm deadline or a required step. And since everyone operates from their own set of realities, the possibility of miscommunication is high. That’s why you need to take the initiative to set expectations for every project your boss assigns you. You need to find out: “What is the deadline? What are my resources? What checkpoints or milestones do we want to establish, if any? What step or contact person is absolutely critical to this project?” Just as you set expectations when dealing with clients and co-workers, you need to manage the relationship and set expectations with your boss every time.

  • Examine your boss’s style and adjust to that style.

Peter Drucker says there are two key leadership styles: readers and listeners. Which is your boss? The readers want data before you talk with them. The listeners want to talk before they read. For example, a CEO has a controller who is good with the numbers. He gives his boss elaborate and spectacular reports…but that’s not what she wants. Every time he gives her a report, she pushes the report aside and starts talking with him. She’s not a reader; she’s a listener. All she wants to know is the bottom line – “Are we in trouble or not?” So this controller is spending precious time producing materials his boss doesn’t want. Conversely, if your boss is a reader, you’re not going to get a good decision from that person in a quick hallway conversation. Readers can’t make fast decisions on complex issues without data. So unless it’s an easy question, they need to think things over and analyze them. And while there are many personality types in the workplace, if you can make this one distinction between the readers and the listeners, you’ll go far with managing your boss.

  • Muster up the courage to tell your boss when you feel you haven’t been fully heard.

Communication has to go both ways for success. If your boss upsets you or misunderstands you, you have to speak up – not from the head, but from the heart. One way to do that is with an “I” message. For example, “I was really upset and hurt by what you said. I interpreted it as __________. Did you mean it that way?” Most people want to be heard, yet most don’t get heard by their boss. Therefore, it’s your responsibility to say when you’re not feeling heard. If you’re leery of speaking up to your boss, first try this approach on your family members. Practice it in a safe environment before trying it on your boss.

  • Become aware of other managers styles, especially when have a stake in the outcome of your project.

Keeping up with the expectations and styles of multiple bosses can be a fine balancing act. The only way to wade through it all is if you can keep in mind the one thing that matters most to each of the stakeholders you have to please. It’s too overwhelming to have five stakeholders and think through five requirements for each. So either ask each person what is most important to him/her, or figure out what you have observed in each person’s behavior that you can attend to.

Manage Up

The good news is that no matter how well or poorly you have managed your boss’s relationship in the past, you can re-craft your relationship on every new project. Ideally, you want to create a relationship where talking from the heart is the norm, as then confrontation on serious issues won’t be difficult. In the end, it’s really about understanding your boss. When you teach your boss how to work with you and hone great communication skills with him or her, your work life will be happier and much more productive. And as an added bonus you will look forward to Monday’s.

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