Cultivate a values-based culture in three steps

first_imgIn recent years, companies like Zappos, Google, and USAA have done more than spark a conversation about company culture; they are thriving success stories that validate the importance of operating under authentic core values.According to The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), a values-based organization is “a living, breathing culture of shared core values among all employees.”To me, a values-based culture is more than a set of values listed on a company’s intranet or written on the lobby wall.Yes, it’s important to share your values where employees can see them. But I firmly believe that for a values-based culture to work, these guiding principles must live within each employee from day one on the job.As credit union professionals, seek to operate under the same principles that drive the credit union movement. Let our philosophy of “people helping people” guide you. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Opposition Leader wants the government to ‘speed up repairs’ to damaged bridge in Layou Valley

first_imgHon. Hector John. (file photo)Leader of the Opposition United Workers Party Hector John is calling on the government of Dominica to ‘speed up repairs’ to the Clark Hall Estate Bridge in the village of Layou as he says it is affecting farmers in the area.The Matthieu Dam formerly known as ‘Miracle Lake’ collapsed on July 27th of this year causing severe damage to farms, businesses, the Layou River and the Clark Hall Estate Bridge.At a site visit to the affected area on July 28th, 2011 Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit reported to media workers that it would cost an estimated Nine (9) million Eastern Caribbean dollars to repair the Clark Hall Estate Bridge. Mr Skerrit, at a ground breaking ceremony for the new Dominica State College grounds on October 25th, announced that the Chinese Government had given an undertaking to assist the government with the repairs of the bridge.In an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes News Mr John however noted that the government should double their efforts at repairing the bridge as the farmers are suffering and losing their crops.“I think that what the government should do is to speed up the repairs of the bridge and make the road motorable. I know they are working on it but they should push it even further because there are a lot of farmers in the Layou Valley area who are losing their crops.”Damaged Clark Hall Estate bridgeJohn also noted that the damage to the Clark Hall Estate Bridge is affecting the entire island and not only the farmers.“The bridge in Layou not only affects farmers, it affects the entire island because that bridge is a very crucial bridge in the centre of the island. Anybody wanting to connect to the East, the North, the South as well you have to use the Layou Valley Road but the farmers farming in the Layou Park area are being affected by that bridge.”John explained that the farmers have suffered a further set back as they would receive transportation to their farms from Louisman Caster but due to vehicle repairs is unable to assist.According to John, farmers are faced with increased transportation costs when they are not able to transport their produce to be sold.Mr John also explained that although the government awarded compensation to the farmers, the amount cannot be compared to what they would have made if the bridge was accessible“Even though you give them five hundred dollars it cannot meet what they would have been making from the sales of their dasheens, their bananas, their plantain and other crops that they have on their farms which are wasting right now because they cannot get it out. They do not have the vehicle or capacity to take out all the crop,” he said. He concluded that it is “very frustrating for the farmers who are not only from Layou; they are farmers from Layou, St. Joseph, Salisbury, Mahaut and Massacre” and it is also “affecting everybody in the area even the tourist trade”.Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNews Opposition Leader wants the government to ‘speed up repairs’ to damaged bridge in Layou Valley by: – November 17, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share 39 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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So far, Clippers’ bench strength is second to none

first_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters GETTING ROBINSON GOINGOn the night Shai Gilgeous-Alexander got his first NBA start, fellow rookie guard Jerome Robinson got his first serious NBA action Monday, just more than 24 hours after warming up against G League competition.Robinson scored 28 points in the Agua Caliente Clippers’ opener on 9-of-21 shooting Sunday afternoon before bringing that trigger-ready mindset to Staples Center. Against the T-wolves, he was part of the lineup – also featuring Scott, Williams, Milos Teodosic and Montrezl Harrell – that got the Clippers a lead early in the second quarter.Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates When that quarter started, the Clippers trailed 33-31. Five and a half minutes later, when Danilo Gallinari re-entered the game for Robinson, they were ahead 51-45, thanks in part to 3-pointers by Scott, Williams and a pair shot confidently by Robinson.“We need him to look at the basket,” Rivers said. “I thought especially when he first came in, he didn’t hesitate. That’s the Jerome we need.”Robinson, the No. 13 pick in the most recent NBA draft, said he was grateful that the G League experience got him going.“It just kind of builds that rhythm, that flow in the game,” said Robinson, who was the ACC’s second-leading scorer as a Boston College junior last season. “You’re not just sitting the whole time to getting actual minutes. I’m thankful that I got to go play yesterday and kind of just get in that rhythm and get in the flow of things and see how that felt.” What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 center_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “We have different guys that can make plays, and on any given night, it’s gonna be somebody else’s night,” said starting forward Tobias Harris, who scored 22 points Monday but stayed sidelined for much of the fourth quarter while Clipper backups held the lead. “That’s the beauty of our team.”Lou Williams – last season’s NBA Sixth Man of the Year – contributes plenty to the bench production, as is expected. He poured in 20 points Monday and is averaging 19.1, which ranks 13th most among shooting guards in the league, amidst a host of starting stars.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.First-year Clipper Mike Scott also has been effective and efficient in 12.9 minutes per game off the bench. He’s 9 for 17 from 3-point range and has a net rating of plus-37 in 129 minutes of play. He also has 13 assists and 25 rebounds.On Monday, Scott’s 3-pointer with 8:27 left in the fourth quarter made it 101-95 and proved to be, as Coach Doc Rivers put it, “huge,” effectively slamming the door on the Timberwolves, who’d just closed within a possession following two Derrick Rose free throws.“Mike Scott, I thought, was huge,” Rivers said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error When the benches clear Thursday night in Portland, it won’t be – hopefully – due to any on-court fracas, but because both teams really rely on their reserves.The Trail Blazers (7-3) are getting a substantial 41.5 points per game from their bench, second-most in the NBA.The only bench that was outscoring Portland’s as of Monday night? The Clippers’.Following their 120-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, Clippers understudies were leading the league in points per game (56.9), and in a myriad of other ways, including assists per game (tied with the Charlotte Hornets at 10.9), blocked shots (3.3, again tied with Charlotte), field goal shooting percentage (52.8 percent), 3-point shooting percentage (45.7 percent) and overall efficiency (64.3 percent).last_img read more

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