Some time ago I had written an article on claiming your leadership. I suppose this article could be a follow up to that after some recent, disheartening, personal observations. In short, we know what works. We know which types of leadership strategies and habits are effective and which should have died a long time ago. And the leadership paradigm certainly has changed on the whole but examples of archaic leadership unfortunately persist: little to no communication from the top down, a heavy handed approach with little recognition, expecting more out of people to compensate for low morale you get the point. And although I continue to see this quite regularly in certain pockets, I always still a little surprised by it. Being a player myself, I not in a formal leadership position: and I know it easy to cast stones until you walk in someone shoes (excuse the clich I not assuming by any stretch that I would do a better job in a formal leadership position; but as an objective observer I still find it very perplexing and frustrating. As a coach I see that these types of leadership behaviours make things very difficult for the players behind the scenes. But leadership takes many forms, and it has to come from all levels. If it important that you do so, express your own leadership wherever you can and wherever you are. Don let the obstacles in your environment wherever they coming from stop you from doing what you know needs to be done. You probably have more impact than you know; despite the fact that it often goes unrecognized. Change happens because certain people see what needs to be done, and they persevere. If your environment is working against you, do your thing anyway if you know its right. It often the leaders behind the scene, interspersed throughout the system formal title or not who change paradigms and improve lives.
How To Draw Yourself As A Cartoon CharacterUser Rating: / 2 PoorBest MiscellaneousWritten by Anonymous Monday, 22 August 2011 00:33 Most of the kids even the adult ones get pleasure from watching cartoons at homes or in the internet. Cartoons are appealing, simplistic, attractive and enjoyable to see. It has exaggerate expressions of faces in a certain situation that could make you laugh quietly. They sometimes make you remembe yourself when you were young, the way you are at this moment and just how you desired to be. In which, it gives an idea what it looks like to be a cartoon character. Making yourself as a cartoon character is not hard even you're not a cartoonist or expert in drawing. Sketching some simple curve lines based on your mood and exaggerating some parts on your body is enough to make a cartoon portrait of yourself. Get a photo of yours as a trace. Draw a cross line to maintain the various facial features well balanced and in proportion to one another. Observe the shape and size of the face physically in the picture. Then draw it. You can be creative as you like. Different mixture of size and shape in cartoon results into fashionable cartoon character. Cartoon's heads usually are not limited to a circular form. You can try to draw with squares or triangular heads. Draw the eyes, nose, ears and mouth As we can see from the cartoon movies, cartoon characters have really big eyes. A lot of emotions can be express in big eyes. A cartoon character could be adorable, pleasant, friendly, cute or sensitive if it has a bigger eye. There are lots of approaches in making yourself in to a good cartoon character. One of this is to draw a big circular shape in the eye as the pupil. After which, adding some more details into it to really make it more real cartoon one, like putting lashes make it innocent. Similar to the real face, we know where to locate these different facial features, like nose, ears, eyes and mouth. In drawing the nose, draw similar to a tear drops for the holes of the nose. To provide the depth of it, draw a lightly circle or triangle at the end of the nose. Then draw a long line from the eye brow to the soft line out from the nostril. Basically, ears are on the right side of the eye. Draw a half circle or curve shape to draw ears. Then add some lines to it. Different figures of the mouth give different expression on the face. You could just draw a circle or simply a huge curve line for the smile to draw in a mouth. You can emphasize it more with the teeth or with the size of the lips. A simple curve line is better to create a nice smile of the cartoon. Finally, turning yourself into a cartoon character depends on how you creatively draw it. Exaggerating facial features like when you have a bigger nose, draw it larger so that it is just like a cartoon. And also it can be apply to the different features of your face. Bear in mind the proportionality of the eyes, nose and mouth if you want that the cartoon you draw is greatly the same as yourself. Try practice many combination of facial features as you can. In this way, you will yourself as a cartoon drawing easier as the time progresses. For more content on How to draw yourself as a cartoon character visit us. There you'll also get a free ebook to learn drawing in the web. Next >Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 00:33Who's OnlineWe have 325 guests and 5 members online Adamanelsu6h7o8r3raybanvexmqb Site StatisticMembers : 51015 Content : 87441 Web Links : 1423 Content View Hits : 15249071 Remember me Forgot login? RegisterLatest ArticlesMoncler Sito UfficialeSet Of Compact Disk Braking Mechanism CalipersImportant Facts You Need To Know About Tail LightMoncler DonnaBuy Plasti Dip Spray Online To Give A New Look To Your VehicleCheap Nfl Jerseys 2015
"I would have done [Ford's program], but I got a little proactive because I needed to do something fast," says Higley, owner of Higley Ford Sales in Windom, Minn. In 2009 Higley's average per vehicle F revenue for new and used cars was a dismal $198, far below the $600 average of those in his NADA 20 Group. But by the end of 2012, Higley's average had rocketed to $658, putting him in third place in the group. Higley's success is the result of several changes. He Took the time and spent the money to train his F manager. Established a proper turnover process from the sales department to the F office. Rewarded vehicle sales staffers who generated an F sale by following that process. Reviewed customer rejections of F products to devise a future approach. Kept F product offerings small and simple. Sold extended service contracts in the service lane. Pushed premium extended service contracts more often. Higley's success inspired other stores, such as Gene Steffy Ford in Columbus, Neb., to adopt some of his practices. "We always used the excuse we're a small store, we don't have the volume to support F says owner Joe Steffensmeier. "He's a small store, and he was a lot more successful than us." Gene Steffy Ford sells 400 to 500 new and used vehicles a year. Higley Ford sells about 380 new and used vehicles a year. "We knew we were then capable of it, too," Steffensmeier says. Indeed, Steffensmeier says he doubled his per vehicle F revenue since the end of 2011. "You don't have to add a big new showroom. F is right there, and if you get the people and the process in place, it makes a big difference," Steffensmeier says. At first, failure Higley's father, Steve Higley, ran the dealership from the late 1980s to 2006. He initially did not see value in F products. It took years of nagging by the younger Higley, but in 1996 his father finally agreed to offer customers extended service contracts, life and disability insurance, and guaranteed asset protection, or GAP, which covers customers for negative equity if their vehicles are totaled or stolen. To this day, those are the only F product offerings at Higley Ford. "We were terrible. We sold maybe one extended service contract a month, and I was the only one selling it," Higley says of those early days. Higley's father did not push F sales because he believed the store's vehicle sales volume was too small to make money on F products. Windom, Minn., is a small town about 150 miles southwest of Minneapolis with a population of about 4,000. Higley says most of his customers are repeats. After four years of struggling with F sales, Higley hired an F manager in 2000. "We failed," Higley says. "My dad didn't push it, and I was busy selling cars. We didn't train him."The F manager quit in 2005, and Higley hired Julie Peters. He immediately sent Peters to a two week F sales training program in Chicago. "But we weren't pushing the numbers," Higley says. "In 2009, I realized Julie was capable, but I needed to train her more. I needed to bring someone in to teach us how to build an F department."