The following article is part two of a two-part series that began in the April issue. The most valuable asset a leader of any kind can have is the ability to determine the strengths and weaknesses of key people and leverage their talents and interests so they deliver results for the program and themselves.
The first part of this article traced water resources development, its quality and the demand in Grand Turk. It appeared in the March issue.
Current Situations and Recommendations
In today’s virtual organizations people increasingly work in teams made up of people from different departments and, in many instances, with people who are outside of the company. The challenge is to gain the cooperation of individuals you have no control over.
Should a water quality company consider distribution or fleet outsourcing? The question already has been answered. Companies in this field have been outsourcing fleet and distribution in some form or another since the industry began. In the fleet function, the tire service dealer, the body and paint shop and the electrical component rebuilder all are examples of outsourced fleet vendors. FedEx, UPS and Consolidated Freightways are core transportation service providers but, in fact, they also outsource many of the elements of their own transportation requirements.
The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are located 575 miles southeast of Miami and 100 miles north of Hispaniola. The capital, Cockburn Town, is on Grand Turk Island. These islands are expected to experience a real estate and tourism boom1 and water will be a limiting factor in this expected development.
A preliminary assessment
The rapid changes in technology are so prolific that it has forced us to become life-long learners. Rather than a rigidly structured process, learning is becoming a self-directed process.
When you really understand yourself and your interrelationship with people who work with and for you, everyone can accomplish more. The following article is continued from the January issue.
Q&A. Following troubled times, Jim Cederna was called upon to help transform Calgon Carbon into the prosperous venture that it once was.
Can optimism help you make an extra $10,000 to $20,000 a year? It can if professional optimism is practiced in all sales situations.
To be an effective manager you must know yourself by examining your motivation for working and wanting to own or run a business. Unless you feel people can be enhanced, developed and "grown," you will undoubtedly be unhappy and unproductive, and more importantly, you will be counterproductive to those you manage.