Panel Says U.S. Not Ready for Inevitable Arctic Oil Spill

first_imgAs eagerness to explore the Arctic’s oil and gas resources grows, the threat of a major Arctic oil spill looms ever larger—and the United States has a lot of work to do to prepare for that inevitability, a panel convened by the National Research Council (NRC) declares in a report released today. The committee, made up of members of academia and industry, recommended beefing up forecasting systems for ocean and ice conditions, infrastructure for supply chains for people and equipment to respond, field research on the behavior of oil in the Arctic environment, and other strategies to prepare for a significant spill in the harsh conditions of the Arctic.The report “identifies the different pieces that need to come together” to have a chance at an effective oil spill response, says Martha Grabowski, a researcher in information systems at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, and chair of the NRC committee.Even in the absence of oil and gas exploration, the Arctic’s rapidly intensifying traffic—whether from barges, research ships, oil tankers, or passenger cruises—makes oil spills increasingly likely. So “the committee felt some urgency” about the issue, says geologist Mark Myers, vice chancellor for research at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The report, sponsored by 10 organizations ranging from the American Petroleum Institute to the Marine Mammal Commission, focused primarily on the United States’ territorial waters north of the Bering Strait, including the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Cleaning up oil in the Arctic is particularly tricky for a number of reasons, the committee notes. The extreme weather conditions are one problem. The lack of many kinds of data—high-resolution topography and bathymetry along the coasts; measurements of ice cover and thickness; distributions in space and time of the region’s fish, birds, and marine mammals—is another. And if an emergency happens, there’s no infrastructure in place—no consistent U.S. Coast Guard presence and no reliable supply chains to support a rapid response.On top of that, there is little real-world information about how the Arctic’s own oil (rather than an amalgam from an oil pipeline, as is now tested) will behave in the Arctic’s heavily stratified water column, which could prevent deep spills from reaching the surface. Then there’s the lingering question of how effective chemical dispersants or oil-munching microbes are in the frigid Arctic environment. And virtually nothing is known about how oil and sea ice will interact. “Ice really changes everything,” Myers says. Some oil might make its way into the ice, only to later become liquid again when the ice melts; some might remain trapped beneath it, moving with the ice—or possibly not. “We have very few observations of the under-ice environment,” he says.The report calls for upgrading oil spill response infrastructure, additional studies, and more coordination between agencies, industry, academia, and other Arctic nations. Grabowski also emphasized the need for standardization—of data collection and sharing, of oil spill exercises and responses.Who would coordinate all of this and who would pay for it remain unsettled questions. Grabowski notes that she and her panel members recommend public-private partnerships, interagency coordination, and working with, for example, local communities to develop trained response teams in local villages. “But in terms of an overall framework,” she says, “I think that that is a wide-open question. And obviously connected to that is a resource question. We can identify lots of ideas for a framework but without adequate resources that causes a real difficulty.”Still, amid the flurry of Arctic-related reports that have papered Washington, D.C., in the last few years, the committee hopes its recommendations will stick. By digging “deep into the science,” Myers says, “we felt it was going to be a good authoritative source which people can use to help make decisions.”“This is a study that’s both broad and deep,” Grabowski adds. “In terms of whether anyone picks this up and runs with it—that’s another step.”last_img read more

PVL men’s: Ateneo wins 6th straight at expense of La Salle

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ateneo chalked up its sixth straight win in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference after cutting down La Salle, 25-15, 25-20, 25-22, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blue Eagles, who are on their way to the quarterfinals, hiked their record 6-0 record while the Green Spikers hold the fourth spot with a 3-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Chooks-to-go Pilipinas yields to Palestine in Fiba Asia Champions Cup Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Bryan Bagunas unloaded 27 points on the sorry defense of UP while Madzlan Gampong and James Natividad combined for 26 points.Wendel Miguel led the Fighting Maroons with 17 points. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Marck Espejo led Ateneo with 16 points while Gian Carlo Glorioso added 11.Arjay Onia and Raymark Woo had eight points apiece to lead La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the first game, National University tripped University of the Philippines in four sets, 25-13, 24-26, 25-15, 25-17.The Bulldogs improved to 3-2 to stay at third place while the seventh-seeded Fighting Maroons slipped to 1-4. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Bulls-eye for archers in qualifiers

first_imgIndian archers topped the qualification round in the recurve team and individual events to begin their gold quest at the Games on a positive note at the Yamuna Sports Complex on Monday.In the recurve team event, India topped with 1,944 points. England were second with 1,904 and Australia were third with 1,841.In the men’s category, Rahul Banerjee topped with 679 points, while cadet world champion Deepika Kumari topped the women’s category with 609 points. Rahul’s sister and veteran archer Dola Banerjee came second, four points behind Deepika.Jayanta Talukdar finished second three points behind Rahul, while Canadian Jason Lyon was third with 674 points.India’s Tarundeep Rai stood 13th with a score of 647.In the women’s individual recurve event, Naomi Anne Folkard of England was third with 642. Bombayla Devi of India was ninth with 624 points.Monday’s show left India topranked in the elimination round for the men’s and women’s recurve event on Tuesday. However, India did not fare well in the individual compound event for men and women.In the men’s compound event, South African Septimus Cilliers topped with a score of 704, while Englishman Duncan Busby finished second a point behind.Kiwi Stephen Clifton took the third spot two points behind.India’s Jignas Chittiboma ( 693), Chinna Srither ( 691) and Ritul Chaterjee ( 685) finished 17th, 18th and 21st respectively.In the women’s compound section, Gagandeep Kaur came 15th, followed by Jhanu Hansdah, 17th, and Bheigyabati Chanu, 21st.last_img read more

India to host maiden men’s World Boxing Championship in 2021

first_imgThe AIBA made the announcement at the end of its two-day executive committee meeting in Moscow. SHARE COMMENT sport COMMENTS AIBA President Dr Ching Kuo Wu. File Photo   –  The Hindu In a historic first for Indian boxing, the country will host the elite men’s World Championship in 2021 besides conducting the women’s World Championship for the second time next year, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has announced.The AIBA made the announcement at the end of its two-day executive committee meeting in Moscow. “We are delighted to have the AIBA Men’s World Championships 2019 confirmed for Sochi, and equally excited to announce New Delhi as host city in 2021 as the Boxing Federation of India continues to show its commitment to developing the sport,” AIBA President Dr Ching Kuo Wu said in a statement. “Following the presentation of the Turkish Boxing Federation, I know that Trabzon will also meet the demands of hosting the world’s biggest women’s boxing tournament in 2019,” he added.India has never conducted the men’s World Championship but has played host to the 2006 women’s mega-event.After analysing the presentations, the AIBA Executive Committee unanimously awarded the 2019 women’s World Championships to Trabzon, Turkey. The AIBA 2018 Congress was awarded to the Russian capital city of Moscow.“The strength of all of the bids we have seen today is the clearest indication yet of AIBA’s successful efforts to amplify the prestige of its World Championships even further, with the strongest global broadcasting and sponsorship partnerships secured to date already finalised for next month’s Men’s World Championships in Hamburg,” Dr Wu stated.center_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL AIBA President Dr Ching Kuo Wu. File Photo   –  The Hindu July 25, 2017 Published on ×last_img read more

8 Sneaky Sales Techniques to Try in Your Next Job Interview

first_img 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ 2.4★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.0★ When you think about it, closing a sales deal and scoring a job offer really aren’t that different from one another. In both cases, you have to identify the right contacts, thoughtfully reach out to them and convince them that you, above all others, are the right person to help them solve their problems. The only difference is, while salespeople pitch prospects on a product or service, job seekers are pitching prospective companies on themselves as a candidate.Given the parallels between the two, job seekers can learn a lot from salespeople. In fact, there are a number tips, tricks and best practices that have emerged in the sales world over the years that those in the market for a new job should keep in mind as they start submitting applications.We reached out to a handful of sales and career experts for their favorite examples of sales techniques that can also be applied to the job search — try them out today to set yourself apart from the competition!1. Do Your HomeworkWhether you’re trying to sell a product or apply for a job, you need to take the time to do some research on the opportunity at hand first.“No salesperson would ever call into a prospect without thoroughly researching the company and tailoring their approach. Your job search should be no different,” says Jeff Monaghan, Marketing Lead at staffing firm Akraya, Inc. “Your resume, cover letter and any emails you send should have content specific to the company and position you are applying for.”Novice job seekers and salespeople often think this will take longer, but a generic mass blast will yield far less results than an informed, targeted approach.“In my 20 years in the staffing business, I can tell you that you will get better results taking the time to customize 10 resumes and cover letters than submitting 30 that are generic. You might spend more time on the 10, but it will result in a shorter amount of overall time to land that perfect job,” Monaghan adds.7 Things to Research Before Any Job Interview2. Go to the Decision-MakerSalespeople often talk about prospects in terms of gatekeepers versus decision-makers. Decision-makers are those who will have the ultimate say in whether or not they will purchase a product or service, while a gatekeeper is somebody who serves as an obstacle in the path to the decision-maker (think: an Executive Assistant compared to a CEO). In order to streamline the process, salespeople often try to reach out to the decision-makers from the get-go.For job seekers, “recruiters are gatekeepers,” Monaghan says. Sure, they source and screen candidates, but they rarely have the final say in the hiring process. For that, you need to reach out to the hiring manager (or above).“Figure out who runs the department of the job you are applying for and email them directly. Can’t figure out who that person is? Go even higher. Are you applying for a marketing position? Check the website to see who the VP of Marketing is and email them directly,” Monaghan advises. “Chrome extensions like Hunter will help you find email addresses. Just make sure your email is short and to the point and really showcases why you’d be a great fit. The VP will likely refer you to the manager. You have now been referred to the decision maker and are on your way.”3. Use SPIN SellingOne strategy savvy salespeople use is the SPIN technique: (Situation, Problem, Implication, Needs-payoff). This is a way of engaging a prospect by identifying what their pain points are, and discussing how you can address them.“SPIN selling is a proven sales methodology and is based off a comprehensive study of over 35,000 sales calls,” says life and career coach Nick Hatter. Hatter recommends that job seekers wishing to leverage this technique “ask the company what the situation is with the role, what are their key problems as a company and how those problems affect the company (eg. time, money, stress, etc.). Then ask them how the company could benefit if those problems could be solved. Finally, ask them that if you could help solve those problems, what would stop them from hiring you.”4. Mirror Your InterviewerOne thing the best salespeople and the most effective job seekers have in common: they both prioritize building relationships with others. As the old saying goes, it’s not about what you know — it’s about who you know. One easy hack for developing an instant rapport with your interviewer is to “mirror” them.“Mirroring is a technique in which one person actively adopts the behaviors and mannerisms of another person, attempting to become their mirror image. It is based on the premise that individuals subconsciously trust and like people that exhibit similar qualities,” says Mollie Moric, career advisor and hiring manager at ResumeGenius.This isn’t to say you need to change your entire personality, but even something as small as mimicking an interviewer’s hand gesture or repeating a phrase you hear them say can earn you points.“If done successfully, candidates form a bond with the interviewer that will make them more likely to be selected from a long list of interviewees. This is an especially helpful technique when candidates are looking for a way to stand out in a crowd of equally qualified and personable competitors,” Moric adds.5 Ways to Prove That You’re the Best Candidate for the Job5. Compliment the CompanyAnother classic way of endearing yourself to a sales prospect is complimenting them. After all, people do business with who they like, and it’s pretty hard not to like someone who makes you feel good about yourself. However, you need to make sure it comes from a genuine place.“Flattery really can sell — as long as it is sincere. Perhaps the company did an impressive project a few years ago, or maybe they have a high profile client or they have a prestigious award. Tell them how you’re really impressed by the company because of it, and what you loved about it,” Hatter recommends. “Directors, C-Level and founders love this kind of flattery, as they feel they can take some of the credit for it given they operate at such high levels. It also shows you’ve done your research on the company, and you’re not just applying for ‘yet another job,’ which makes them feel more special.”6. Share Your Success StoriesMany companies with an active sales presence will highlight case studies on their websites to show prospects how they’ve been able to help similar clients in the past, which in turn allows prospects to envision how the company might be able to help them. As a job seeker, you won’t be expected to produce case studies, but you can share anecdotes that illustrate your prior success.“Just as salespeople tell of how their product or service has solved a problem for X number of customers, or how it saved them on average X dollars per year, show how you have advanced company objectives for your previous employers and clients,” recommends Christopher K. Lee, career consultant and founder of Purpose Redeemed. “Tell stories, and where possible, quantify them to show the scale of your work. At the end of the day, most employers (indeed, most people) are risk-averse. You want to make them feel confident that hiring you is undoubtedly the right decision.”7. Make It a Two-Way Conversation Sure, companies want to get to know you — but you should also show that you want to get to know them.“Top sales pros listen to their prospects more than they do talk at their prospects. Creating this conversational attribute is unlocked by informed curiosity and asking questions,” says Zac Kerr, VP of Business Development at Sales Rabbit.This is especially important to keep in mind when your interviewer inevitably asks if you have any questions for them.“Use online research to arrive at a few questions that are from your heart and mind, so when asked they are felt, not just heard. Then, when the interviewer responds, be ready to ask another question that unfolds or unpacks more detail about what they just said,” Kerr adds. “An easy method to quickly formulate questions on the fly as to ask a what, why, when how question, i.e. ‘What caused that to happen? Why did you feel that way? What did you do about it? How long did that last?’”11 Questions to Ask In an Interview, According to a Hiring Manager8. Follow UpIt might not be the most creative or fun task, but following up with a prospect can (and often does) mean the difference between radio silence and a successful sale — and the same is true for job seekers.“Follow-up emails offer an opportunity for candidates to ensure their application has been received, thank an interviewer for their time, reiterate their enthusiasm for the role and restate what makes them an ideal candidate for the position,” Moric explains.“There are two scenarios in which it is appropriate for a candidate to use follow-up correspondence to communicate with a hiring manager. The first is if a candidate has not received a response one week after a company has stopped accepting applications for the position. In this instance, the candidate should send a follow-up email confirming their application has been received and restating their interest in the position,” Moric continues. “Second, a candidate should send a follow-up correspondence within twenty-four hours of receiving an interview. In this instance, many hiring managers use follow-up correspondences after an interview (or lack thereof) as a way of actively assessing a candidate’s proactive work ethic.”While there’s no universal way to guarantee that you get a job offer, there certainly are a number of things you can do to improve your odds. Who knows? 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18 Companies Hiring Like Crazy in March

first_imgCallisto MediaWhere Hiring: Emeryville, CA; New York, NY & more.Open Roles: Production Manager, Author Talent Recruiter, Editor, Art Producer, Talent Sourcing Specialist, Senior Recruiter, Marketing Manager, Art Director, Product Copywriter & more.What Employees Say: “Great people! A lot of the reviews on Glassdoor focus on the hyper-growth of the company (which is real), but we’ve also done a great job of maintaining friendly, family vibes throughout everything. If having good relationships with your colleagues is important to you, you’ll be in good company.” —Current CopywriterBrowse Open Jobs ConcentrixWhere Hiring: Irvine, CA; Warren, MI; Southfield, MI; Farmington Hills, MI; Richmond, VA; Pittsford, NY; Greenville, SC & more.Open Roles: Maven Advisor, CSR Tier 1 Agent, Team Leader, Customer Service Advisor, Technical Support Representative, Team Lead, OnStar Provisioning Advisor, Marketing Program Manager, Operation Manager & moreWhat Employees Say: “Ability to move up, work hours, bus passes, candy handouts, rollbacks in points, good environment.” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs Oscar HealthWhere Hiring: New York, NY; Tempe, AZ; Los Angeles, CA & more.Open Roles: Operations Engineer, Medicare Advantage Senior Manager, Engineering Manager, Director of Infrastructure Engineering, Engineering Manager -Web/Mobile, Senior Software Engineer-Data/System, Senior Software Engineer of Application & User Interfaces, Creative Director, Counsel, Manager of Product Intelligence & more.What Employees Say: “Amazing benefits you get day one (life, AD&D, health, vision, dental, and others you can sign up for- even backup care for kids).” —Current Clinical ReviewerBrowse Open Jobs UnivarWhere Hiring: Downers Grove, IL; Chicago, IL; Kent, WA; Atlanta, GA; Bedford Park, IL & more.Open Roles: Customer Service Representative, Sales Account Manager, Senior Manager of Privacy & Records Management, Seior Supply ChainAnalyst, Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Transportation Planner, Maintenance, Local Chemical Driver ($5,000 Signing Bonus), ChemCare Field Tech, Sales Account manager & more.What Employees Say: “Pay, benefits, work/life balance and immediate supervisors are great.” —Former EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs GlassdoorWhere Hiring: Chicago, IL; Mill Valley, CA; San Francisco, CA & more.Open Roles: Director of Customer Success, Solutions Consultant, Account Executive, SMB Sales Manager, Senior Java Engineer of Payments & Fraud, Senior Front End Engineer, Programmatic Analyst, Senior Product Manager, Senior Product Designer, SDR Director, Senior Systems Engineer of Endpoint Technology, Senior Account Manager & more.What Employees Say: “There are plenty of opportunities for promotions for top performers. If you work hard and stand out, you absolutely will be moved from role to role quickly.” — Current Enterprise Account ManagerBrowse Open Jobs ToyotaWhere Hiring: Dallas, TX; Lexington-Fayette, KY; Huntsville, AL; Evansville, IN & more.Open Roles: Information Digital Systems Senior Analyst, Finance Analytics Strategist, Community Connections Program Manager, Assistant Controller, 2019 Graduate Management Team Member Program, Forecasting Manager, Dealer Credit Analyst, Senior Engineer, Corporate Flight Attendant, Enterprise Compliance Privacy Manager & more.What Employees Say: “The people really care about the company and what it stands for. Upper leadership is committed to driving the company into the future and beyond.” —Current AnalystBrowse Open Jobs When you love your job, you can live your best life. So why not make this the month that you find the perfect job for you? Whether you’re looking for a fast-paced environment or a traditional corporation, whether you like to work from home or are looking for a pet-friendly office, there’s something for everyone.Here are 18 companies looking to hire top talent like you! Apply today.SnapWhere Hiring: Santa Monica, CA; Mountain View, CA; New York, NY; Seattle, WA; London, England; Hamburg, Germany & more.Open Roles: Manager of Learning & Development, HR Generalist, Content Specialist, Ad Review Specialist, Business Strategist, Account Executive, Creative Specialist, Backend Software Engineer, Financial Analyst, Sr. Manager of Software Engineering & more.What Employees Say: “Ability to make an impact big or small; Tons of development opportunities; Benefits are amazing; Lots of interesting events every day; Investment in current employees skill set.” —Current Program ManagerBrowse Open Jobs Sage DentalWhere Hiring: Boca Raton, FL; Lake Worth, FL; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL & more.Open Roles: General Dentist and Specialists, Periodontist, Bilingual Patient Coordinator, Director of Market Operations, Endodontist – Part Time, Oral Surgeon – Dental, DBA / ETL Developer, Call Center (Patient Support Team) Coordinator, Clinical Training Manager & more.What Employees Say: “Very positive work environment, strategic management team striving to improve on every front, investment into people and tools to help support the employees.” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs Axis CommunicationsWhere Hiring: Chelmsford, MA; New York, NY; Irving, TX; Bentonville, AR; Portland, OR & more.Open Roles: Field Engineer, Regional Sales Manager, Salesforce Coordinator, Distribution Analyst, Key Account Manager, Field Sales Engineer, Director of Marketing, Sales Development Representative, Data Coordinator, Recruiter & more.What Employees Say: “Amazing culture, benefits, work-life balance, management, location, opportunity for growth, great facility. From the minute I walked in the door on the first day, I was made to feel like a welcomed member of the family! Everyday something new far exceeds my expectations!” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs SolsticeWhere Hiring: Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Buenos Aires & more.Open Roles: Cloud Practice, Sr. UX Researcher, Marketing Specialist, Principal/Director of Program Delivery, DevOps Platform Engineer, Technical Recruiter, Agile Transformation Coach, Business Development Coordinator, iOS Developer, Enterprise Architect & more.What Employees Say: “The people here are great! They’re very smart, creative, and you can tell everyone is happy to come to work. Servant leadership is the backbone of the company and it really shows in employee interactions and in client work.” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobscenter_img SilverlineWhere Hiring: New York, NY; Newark, NJ & more.Open Roles: UX Designer, Salesforce Senior Engagement Manager, Client Services Manager, MuleSoft Architect, Marketing Automation Solution Architect, Partner Alliance Manager, Technical Architect, Partner Alliance Manager & more.What Employees Say: “Silverline is run extremely well. The seasoned leadership team is top-notch. Additionally, benefits are fantastic for a company this size. Company culture is fresh and modern and despite many employees working remotely (including myself), you really feel like you are part of something special here.” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs McKessonWhere Hiring: Alpharetta, GA; Richmond, VA; Scottsdale, AZ; San Francisco, CA; Dallas, TX & more.Open Roles: Data Engineer, Pharmacy Solutions Marketing Manager, Business Development Associate, internal Control Specialist, Implementation Specialist, Business Process Consultant, Facilities Assistant, SAP Functional Analyst, Contract Specialist, Operations Supervisor & more.What Employees Say: “Benefits were great, quality people to work, people were very professional. outsourcing of work was done only when it made sense.” —Former EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs IndigoWhere Hiring: Boston, MA; Memphis, TN; Dwight, IL; Tulsa, OK; Research Triangle Park, NC & more.Open Roles: Salesforce Developer, BI Platform Analyst, Indigo Research Partners Research Agronomist, Credit and Lien Specialist, Inside Sales Representative, Regional Channel Manager, Lab and Facilities Operations Tech, Lead Machine Learing Data Scientist & more.What Employees Say: “ If you are a “Type A” and want to “Get things done”, this is the right place for you…if one is simply looking for a “JOB”, and a pay check – this may not be a good place, as it is fast paced, and one that requires ability to adapt and move faster..the typical workday is evolving – new challenges, new opportunities etc.!” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs TIAAWhere Hiring: Hackensack, NJ; Roseland, NJ; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Saint Louis, MO; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA & more.Open Roles: Financial Advisor, Sr. Administrative Assistant, Wealth Management Advisor, Director of Wealth Management, Sr. Consultant, IT Business Analyst, Sr. Java Developer, Sr. Salesforce Administrator, AVP Digital Project Manager & more.What Employees Say: “Generally the benefits and flexibility have been great (that seems to be going in reverse lately though, so I’d be remiss to just state that they are great). Individuals are great, there is a lot of diversity and the company truly is mission-driven. Paid volunteer hours are a great benefit that tie into the mission.” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs MUFG / Union Bank / PurePoint FinancialWhere Hiring: Jersey City, NJ; New York, NY; Tempe, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; Monterey Park, CA & moreOpen Roles: Campus Recruiters, Software Engineers, Developers, Digital Product Journey Owner, Senior Marketing Strategist, Financial Analysts, Accounting Analysts, Compliance Analysts, Fraud Analysts, Operational Risk Analysts & more.What Employees Say: “I’ve been employed with MUFG for the last 5 years. There is plenty of opportunity to grow and it isn’t just about office politics. Prove yourself and you will be rewarded. They have cut down on meetings which allows us more time to complete our job. All levels of management does a fantastic job of keeping employees informed on the direction of the company and what’s expected from you. Highly recommend working here if you’re interested in banking!” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs 8X8Where Hiring: San Jose, CA; New York, NY & more.Open Roles: Sales Engineer, Senior GL Accountant, Sr HRIS Analyst, Enterprise Account Executive, Software Engineer, Tax Analyst, Senior Product Manager, Enterprise Account Executive, Implementation Advisor, DevOps Engineer, Chief Information Security Officer & more.What Employees Say: “The most important thing you need to know is that 8×8 has a very distinct culture. Introvert or Extrovert, Tech or Non-Tech, new in career or seasoned veteran, individual contributor or people manager, this is a fast paced, energized and very fluid environment. It is also a place where you can own your success and career path.” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs VMWareWhere Hiring: Austin, TX; Palo Alto, CA; Bellevue, WA & more.Open Roles: Solution Engineer, Senior Manager Solutions Architecture, Account Executive, Client Executive, Cloud Strategist, Global Accounts Solutions Consultant, Support Account Manager, Customer Success Architect, Senior Manager of M&A Integration & more.What Employees Say: “Pros: Work/Life Balance, Big on giving back to the community, Aggressive Pay, Lots of room for upward growth professionally, Amazing Culture, Fun atmosphere.” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs H&R BlockWhere Hiring: Kansas City, MO; Brooklyn, NY; Irvington, NJ; Heidelberg, PA; Greenville, SC; Kalispell, MT; Wasilla, AK; Cameron, NC & more.Open Roles: Experienced Tax Advisor, First Year Tax Professional, Receptionist, Bookkeeper, Preseason Tax Professional, Office Manager, TTS Field Instructor & more.What Employees Say: “I have found the company to be awesome and provide a ton of opportunity. We care deeply for clients and our new CEO will navigate us to the future well.” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobslast_img read more

Perfect Jobs for Ambiverts

first_imgTeacherWhy it’s perfect for an ambivert: While talking in front of a packed classroom and engaging with students may call to an ambivert’s extroverted tendencies, more solitary job duties—such as grading papers and planning lessons—balance out his or her introverted tendencies, too. Who’s hiring teachers: Edgenuity, Mulberry School, Sylvan Learning Centers, Shasta Head Start Child Development, InPro Corporation, Goddard Systems, Inc., and moreSee Open Jobs Public Relations ManagerWhy it’s perfect for an ambivert: Public relations offers the best of both introvert and extrovert worlds: the chance to strategize and craft materials in private, and network and promote clients in public. Who’s hiring public relations managers: Kobrand Wine and Spirits, Clinc, King County, Anova Culinary, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, Intercom, and moreSee Open Jobs SalespersonWhy it’s perfect for an ambivert: Yes, being a salesperson requires a lot of facetime with potential and existing clients, which seems to land this job squarely in the extrovert’s camp. But being a good salesperson also requires good listening skills, which is an introverted quality. And that combination makes being a salesperson a perfect balance for ambiverts.  Who’s hiring salespeople: ABC Plumbing Heating Cooling and Electric Inc., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Tompkins, Next Level 30, Goldston Lev, and moreSee Open Jobs You’ve surely heard of introverts and extroverts, and chances are you’ve been told you have to be one or the other. But there’s a third kind of person—a middle ground of personalities, if you will—that is an ambivert, or a person who is not strongly extroverted nor strongly introverted. In fact, the dictionary (and clinical) definitions of an ambivert is a person whose personality is smack in the middle of an extrovert and introvert. And without the strong pull of extrovert or introvert tendencies, some ambiverts might not know where they perfectly fit in the workplace. When it comes to work, these personality types “collaborate well and don’t compete often,” says Mary Joye, M.A., P.A. and licensed mental health expert. “They can be large-and-in-charge or work as a team. They love being with colleagues as well as retreating to their office to recoup and regroup—and they do well if they take a walk around the block and get out in nature, too.” You can see how those dichotomies can lead to some career confusion; but Joye, who identifies as an ambivert herself, offers some clarity: Ambiverts in a “highly competitive, dog-eat-dog environment probably won’t do very well,” she warns. “They are the mediators and the solution seekers. They are the listeners and the problem solvers. Ambiverts may appear to be duplicitous, but they are just really well integrated with big-picture thinking and perceiving because they can gather data from other people’s points of view and present it back in a collaborative format.” So, with that in mind, here are five jobs perfect for ambiverts. If you’re one, get ready to apply! ParalegalWhy it’s perfect for an ambivert: Paralegals are responsible for extroverted activities—think: interviewing witnesses and collaborating with lawyers—and introverted activities, too, such as drawing up contracts and proofreading documents, which can be an ideal balance for ambiverts.Who’s hiring paralegals: Professional Financial Temporaries, Inc., Parnall Law Firm, Kopka Pinkus Dolin, Lowenstein Sandler, and moreSee Open Jobs CounselorWhy it’s perfect for an ambivert: As Joye points out above, ambiverts are natural mediators and problem solvers, which can make them ideal counselors. (Plus, the job gives them the chance to be social—then retreat to do research, read the latest studies, or simply reflect on themselves.) Who’s hiring counselors: Independent Group Home Living, Turning Point Services, Blomquist Hale Employee Assistance, Thomas Allen, Pinnacle Treatment Centers, and moreSee Open Jobslast_img read more

Alex Sandro at centre of Conte clash with Chelsea chiefs

first_imgJuventus fullback Alex Sandro is at the centre of a clash between Antonio Conte and Chelsea’s board.The Sun says Conte was desperate to prise Brazil international Sandro away from Juventus.But he was apparently blocked in his pursuit – although the newspaper does not reveal who by.Like Sandro, Real Madrid ace Alvaro Morata is said to have been on Conte’s wanted list too.The Sun also claim Conte believes Chelsea are showing a lack of ambition ahead of next season’s return to Champions League action.last_img read more

​Arsenal legend Adams involved with consortium takeover bid of Sunderland

first_imgA consortium led by a television production company is attempting to construct a takeover bid for Sunderland, according to talkSPORT.The company – called Fulwell 73 Productions – is owned by executives Leo Pearlman and Ben Turner.Former Arsenal star Tony Adams, as well as one-time Chelsea director Paul Smith, are also included in the consortium. The company produces ‘The Late, Late Show with James Corden’ and was behind the sports documentary, ‘Class of 92’.Sunderland owner Ellis Short is looking for a buyer after the club suffered a £33m loss last financial year. The company and Sunderland both declined to commentlast_img read more

​Sunderland forward Borini poised for AC Milan switch

first_imgSunderland striker Fabio Borini is to undergo a medical at AC Milan on Thursday as he looks to complete a move back to Serie A.The 26-year-old former Liverpool player reportedly flew to his native Italy on Wednesday in a bid to tie up the deal.Reports in the Italian media have suggested he will complete a £5.3million permanent transfer, although the finer details of the proposed move are still to be finalised.last_img

​Crystal Palace boss de Boer says Eagles can be dominant by January

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Frank De Boer expects the Eagles to play according to his philosophy by January.De Boer has made his name as a manager who allows his team to play free flowing expansive football and the 47-year-old has now gone on to state that to implement such a style at Palace, he will require around four to five months.The ex-Ajax boss said: “It takes time but we have very talented players and they would normally be quick learners. If we have the right spirit then it can be quite quickly but after four or five months you would normally say this is what I had in mind.”Sometimes there are ups and downs but with all the teams it’s never perfect but it comes as close to perfect as possible.”last_img read more

Irish whiz Jordan McEneff sign Arsenal scholarship forms

first_imgJordan McEneff has signed scholarship forms with Arsenal.McEneff, who joined the Premier League outfit from Coleraine, was among the group of first year scholars that trained at Arsenal’s London Colney base last week.The talented striker makes the step up from schoolboy level.McEneff, the younger brother of former Derry City midfielder Aaron, who was on the books at Tottenham, represented Northern Ireland at underage level before switching his international allegiance to the Republic earlier this year.last_img read more

PSG bid for Real Sociedad fullback Yuri Berchiche

first_imgPSG have launched a bid for Real Sociedad fullback Yuri Berchiche.PSG coach Unai Emery is in the market for a new left-back after saying farewell to Maxwell at the end of last season.Diario Vasco says La Real defender Berchiche is on Emery’s radar and he has recommended the defender to new sports director Antero Henrique.And a bid of €15 million has already been lodged for the fullback.However, the offer has been turned down by La Real, which rate the 27 year-old Berchiche closer to €30 million.last_img read more

Four Parts of a Great Fundraising Appeal

first_imgConnect to things your audience cares about: saving time, feeling good about themselves, feeling powerful, etc. Identify and offer a compelling reward for taking action.  Remember, good rewards are immediate, personal, credible and reflective of audience values. Have a clear call to action.  Good actions are specific, feasible and filmable (in other words, easy to visualize doing).  They should also measurably advance our mission. Make it memorable.  We don’t want simply to make an impression; we want to make a lasting impression. What makes something memorable? It’s memorable if it’s different, catchy, personal, tangible and desirable.  But a word of caution: memorable elements should always be closely tied to our cause. Think of all the advertisements that were so funny or memorable that we told a friend about them, but when asked what product the ad was for, we were not sure. We don’t just need a memorable idea or picture; we need an idea or picture that makes our cause memorable.I graded the following message as an A-:“Dear Friends, Let us help make your holiday shopping the best experience ever by choosing the gift that keeps on giving!  Celebrate the holiday season by giving hope, mobility and freedom to someone who has none.  You will change the life of a child, teen or adult with a physical disability, as well as the lives of every member of their family, with a $75 gift to the Wheelchair Foundation to sponsor a brand new wheelchair.”They demonstrated a great use of CRAM:Connection: Appeals to my desire to feel good about myself by giving and my desire to have my holiday shopping be easy.Rewards: Feeling good about myself right now by helping someone have a better life.Action: Clear and specific, give $75 and get a wheelchair for someone.Memorable: The letter came with a four-color flier with a smiling, happy photo of a girl in a wheelchair, a lasting image that is directly tied to their cause.Apply CRAM to your own fundraising appeals and you will certainly see a marked increase in donations. Want to send outstanding nonprofit communications that get results? Be sure you incorporate these four components to a great message:connecting with an audience based on their values (C),rewarding (R) your audience,asking for a specific action to get that reward,and making it memorable.Remember this with the mnemonic device: CRAM!  This works for fundraising letters but also for any marketing message. We need a different message for each audience, complete with a unique connection, reward, action, and memory.How to apply CRAM to your nonprofit outreach:last_img read more

Can’t Miss: Made to Stick at Network for Good!

first_imgI am an enormous fan of the wonderful book, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. I even did an entire series here on the blog about it. The book is a must-read if you want to communicate – and motivate – better.And today I have big news – here at Network for Good, we asked author Dan Heath to donate his time to talk about the book and how nonprofits can be stickier. And being the generous person he is, he agreed. Don’t miss the incredible opportunity to hear from one of the greatest marketing minds around – for free!Make Your Ideas Stick:Register for our next Nonprofit 911 It’s hard to make an impact with your ideas. It’s hard to get people to pay attention, to listen. And even if they listen, how can you get them to care?It’s a tough problem, but Dan Heath has some answers. Dan is the co-author of the book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. The book has been on the BusinessWeek bestseller list for 13 months and running, and it was named one of the Best Business Books of the year by both Amazon readers and editors. Join us on March 11 for a teleseminar that will transform the way you communicate. You’ll learn how to make your messages more memorable, using lessons from psychological research. You’ll learn about the common structure that underlies successful nonprofit campaigns, such as “Don’t Mess With Texas” and The Truth (anti-smoking) campaign.Dial in at 1 p.m. eastern on March 11. You’ll never communicate the same way again. Register for this (free!) upcoming Nonprofit 911 call scheduled for March 11 at 1 p.m. EST.last_img read more

The Power of Listening, Not Just Counting

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on October 20, 2015October 13, 2016By: Kate Ramsey, Columbia University AMDDClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Last week, a report of a horrifying incident in a maternity ward appeared in my email inbox. A woman was beaten by a health provider as she died on the floor while delivering in a health facility. When it happened was anyone listening? Did anyone hear her crying out? We are listening now and most likely a response is being planned, but for this woman it is too late. Her cries have been silenced. She is only one woman, but one is too many.For the last five years I have been working closely with colleagues in Tanzania at Ifakara Health Institute and in Korogwe District to measure, explore and respond to disrespect and abuse experienced by women delivering in health facilities. In our research, we have found that women do want to be heard. Some women may not be ready or may not want to demand a voice at the highest platform, but they do want maternity providers to listen in their one-on-one interactions. They want them to listen and hear what is happening in their lives and consider their knowledge of their bodies credible and legitimate. They want to feel that their words have power and their experience matters. And through listening, care can gradually transform to better meet their expectations. Woman can begin to feel that they are being treated as a human rather than an aggregate collective.But maternity providers also resoundingly expressed a desire to be heard, for health system managers to listen to their expectations and experiences. They want them to understand that daily, they face women’s disappointment and sometimes untimely death due to health system dysfunctions. They are the people who must manage women’s expectations when practice does not and cannot yet meet policy promises. They also want the community to hear what is in their power to change and what are the health system constraints that they also need to cope with daily.How can we make sure we’re listening to women and providers – their fears, expectations, needs and experiences?  The new maternal and newborn health quality of care framework from WHO squarely places women’s experience of care as equally important to the clinical provision of care. In addition, the growing movement for respectful maternity care has acknowledged the need to care for both women and maternity providers. These provide important opportunities to listen to women and providers about what quality means to them. And while we pursue measures that will enable us to quantify women’s experience at population level, we need to listen carefully. Listening will ensure that we can develop measures that are meaningful to women and providers.In public health, there is no doubt that counting matters for planning at systems level, for understanding whether we’re making progress at the population level, and for identifying which groups are being left behind. But sometimes we need to stop and listen in our programs and our evaluations. Giving voice is not just about hearing and responding, it’s also about giving people power over the services and programs that affect their daily lives.Photo: © 2014 by Jonathan Torgovnik/Reportage by Getty Images, under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) this:last_img read more

New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

first_imgPosted on October 25, 2019Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child or adolescent health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe.AfricaReproductive & Maternal Health Project Associate: Partners in Health;  Kono, Sierra LeoneObstetrics and Gynecology Medical Officer: Partners in Health;  Kono, Sierra LeoneNorth AmericaAdvocacy Officer: White Ribbon Alliance; Washington, DCSenior International Communications Manager: Guttmacher Institute; New York, NYSenior U.S. Communications Manager: Guttmacher Institute; New York, NYDirector of Maternal Child Health-Nursing: Cook Count Health; Chicago, ILAssistant Professor of Nursing, Maternal Child Health:Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs; Springfield, MAEvidence-Based Practice Intern: Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs; Washington, DCChief Medical Officer: Planned Parenthood; New York, NYInformation Specialist IV: Texas Health and Human Services; Austin, TXProgram Specialist V: Texas Health and Human Services; Austin, TXProgram Specialist VI: Texas Health and Human Services; Austin, TX—Is your organization hiring? Please contact us if you have maternal health job or internship opportunities that you would like included in our next job roundup.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

7 survival strategies for socially anxious networkers

first_imgHonestly, I don’t know anyone who actually enjoys networking events… but then, most of my friends are fellow introverts who would prefer to be at home, sipping tea (or something stronger) and far away from the din of smalltalk at an awkward networking event.Too bad they’re pretty unavoidable for those of us who want to take action for our career: we can’t do it alone watching Netflix.The good news (yes, I promise there is some) is that there are strategies you can put in place to make getting through an awkward networking event a breeze – even if you’re a hardcore introvert.1. Plan aheadWe fear the unknown. Do yourself a favor by researching the event in advance. Even looking up the event space ahead of time (many will have online galleries) allows you to visualize it. Doing this innately calms us, as we know what to expect.2. Prep your small talkIf you can also find out who else might be attending in your industry ahead of time, you can do a bit of online ‘stalking’ to learn about them. Then, you can prepare something to say that is slightly better than ‘nice shoes’ (though, when in doubt for small talk – compliment!)3. Bring a friendIf you can convince a fellow colleague or friend to meet you at the event, you will be much more likely to show up. I find that if no one knows I’m going… I’m more likely to bail on the event. One word of warning: do not spend the event talking only to them. They can be great to help you ‘warm up’, but don’t use a familiar face as a crutch – that’s not what you came for!4. Find the wallflowerMany ‘networking tips’ will tell you to find someone who looks comfortable, confident and extroverted. This can work, but I find it’s far too intimidating for many of us – at least at the start of the event. Instead, find someone who looks equally awkward, and warm up by talking to them. It’s comforting to know you aren’t the most awkward there, and with this confidence you can move onto bigger groups.5. Turn on airplane modeAnother crutch we sometimes rely on at networking events is our bestie: our phones. If possible, turn your phone onto airplane mode to make sure you aren’t distracted by messages or Facebook when times are getting tough.6. Set a timerThis is one of my favorite techniques, which applies to anything that we don’t necessarily enjoy. Give yourself just 20 minutes to stick around. It’s a manageable amount of time, and even if you leave after that, at least you know you’ve tried. It also forces us to make the most of our time, rather than spending it by the snack table, pretending to text someone.7. Get your excuses readyWhen your 20 minutes is up and you do feel the urge to bail, have a decent excuse ready. This will reduce your anxiety about leaving, and make sure fellow guests don’t feel like they’re boring you (even if they are).This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.last_img read more

3 easy steps to time blocking

first_imgThis is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.Meet John. John is in second grade. He’s bright for his age, and he’s quite athletic for a seven-year old. While many have tried, few can match his Lego building skills. The other kids in his class envy his cool lunch box and impressive crayon set that contains more than 250 different colors. His dad calls him “Champ,” and his mother dotes over him as most mothers of only-children do.John seems to have a lot going for him. He’s full of promise, he has every resource he needs, and the wind is always at his back. But John has a problem: John’s teacher hasn’t allowed him to go out for recess in more than a month! Instead, his teacher keeps him inside the classroom during recess while the other kids go out and play. He can see them through the window as they take turns going down the slide, crossing the monkey bars, and bouncing up and down on the teeter-totter.John spends recess time with his teacher because she takes that time to help John get his schoolwork done. It’s not that John doesn’t know how to do the work… it’s just that while he’s supposed to be doing the work during class time, John is organizing his crayons, plotting how he will be first in line to the slide at recess, and planning his next Lego masterpiece–all activities that John has convinced himself are important and necessary.What John hasn’t realized is that while he was scheming in his head, other kids were doing their work. By doing their work, they got to go out at recess and play. John watches them day after day on the playground while his teacher sits next to him as he completes his schoolwork.The great equalizerTime is the great equalizer. It doesn’t matter how much money you have in the bank, how much experience you bring to a career, or how pretty or ugly you might be; we all get the same number of hours every day. Time is the same for the rich man as it is the poor man. It is the same for the CEO as it is for middle management. It is the same for you as it is for me.How we decide to use the time given to us is what determines the outcomes in our lives.What we do with our time is what makes all the difference.If John had only done his schoolwork during the time allotted to do schoolwork, he would have been able to enjoy recess with the other kids. But John hadn’t yet learned how to manage his time in a way that lead to the outcomes he wanted. Many folks go through adulthood having never learned this skill.Time blocking mattersTime blocking is the process by which we live with intention. If John wants to enjoy recess with the other kids, he has to use the time given to him in a way that leads to that outcome.If I want to sell more of a product, I have to plan for time to do the marketing that will lead to that outcome.Time blocking isn’t some high-level, mysterious, or complex technique that only the rich and powerful can master. Instead, time blocking is a practice that anyone can learn and nearly immediately see the results of.Time blocking made simpleFirst, I review my goals and I ask myself what I need to do this week that will get me closer to achieving those goals.Second, I make a list of those activities and I estimate how much time each of those activities will take to complete.Third, I go to my calendar and I put those activities on it, allowing for the estimated time needed to complete the task.Then I simply follow that weekly plan.Chad Peevy is an entrepreneur who helps businesses realize their potential. Chad is the Founder and Creator of The Agent School: an online learning platform to help build the business of real estate agents and fellow entrepreneurs.last_img read more