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Your Leadership Value Proposition

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Your company has a value proposition. There is something that you do that your client’s perceive as valuable enough to choose you over all of your competitors. There’s a reason your client’s buy what you sell and there is a reason they buy from you.Your company also has an employee value proposition. There’s a promise made about the value of working for your company. That’s what attracts employees to you (or what could).But what do you provide in the way of a leadership value proposition that makes you worth following? What’s your leadership value proposition?VisionDoes your leadership value proposition include some vision of a compelling future? Is that vision where you want to take the company? Or is it a vision that inspires your team and gives them something they…
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You Are Not Paying For Performance

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This post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet. I’ve been compensated to contribute to this program, but the opinions expressed in this post are my own and don’t necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies or opinions.Are you really paying for performance? Or are you really paying and hoping for performance?Paying In Advance of PerformanceIt’s easy to believe that paying more will allow you to hire employees that perform at a higher level. But it doesn’t work that way. The amount of money you pay doesn’t ensure performance. It isn’t a shortcut, and paying more doesn’t mean that you don’t have to hire well, manage well, train well,…
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Why Change Is Difficult

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Change is more difficult than you believe. Having an intellectual understanding the reason something needs to change isn’t enough. An emotional need to change is necessary and more powerful.Change is psychological. You first have to have a shift in your mindset, your personal philosophy, your personal psychology. Without that shift, there will be no change.Why something is being changed is more important than how that change is accomplished.Change takes longer than you believe. It takes longer to sell, longer to build consensus, and longer to execute before results are seen. It is mistake to believe the results of change will be realized quickly, even though change happens in a second.Change comes with built-in enemies. The very fact that you are trying to make change will cause some to oppose you.…
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Why Your Client Needs Your Help Buying

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Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch "The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition." Buy Now There is a reason I suggest that you control the process when it comes to helping your dream client change in The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments that Drive Sales. This is not a suggestion that you should control the outcome, which might cause one to believe that they need to “do whatever it takes” or to use some ham-handed, hhigh-pressureapproach that would actually reduce the trust you’re building with your client. The reason to control the process is that it is practical and it helps produce the necessary results.Think about the solution you…
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The One Mistake That Indicates You Are Going to Give a Price Concession

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Your client is going to ask you for a lower price. They are obligated to do so, as this makes them good stewards of their company’s money. They want to make the best deal they can for their company, just like the people who buy things for your company. You can expect this to happen, and you can yourself fortunate when it doesn’t.Your client might say, “Can you do better than this,” or “Can you help me out,” or “That isn’t going to fly,” or “I want to work with you, but you’ll need to match your competitor,” or “I need you to sharpen your pencil.” No matter what words they may use to express the idea that they need a discount, as soon as you say, “Let me ask…
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Winning Muslim candidates say Shiv Sena ‘our true well-wisher’

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Shiv Sena, which is identified with the ‘Hindutva’ ideology, has managed to make inroads into Mumbai’s two Muslim pockets with the winning candidates calling the saffron party as their “true well-wisher.”The party put up a decent show by winning on 84 seats in the fiercely contested Mumbai civic body polls. The party had fielded five Muslim candidates, out of which two have won from Behrampada in Bandra locality and a ward representing suburban Amboli and Jogeshwari.Sena candidate Haji Mohammed Halim Khan (35), who won from ward no. 96 in Behrampada in Bandra (East), alleged that the projection that the party was ‘anti-Muslim’ was the “handiwork of certain sections of people.”‘Sena has always been helpful’“Saying that Sena is anti-Muslim is nothing but crap and Sena’s projection of Muslims in a bad…
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Meal for ₹5 to urban poor in Madhya Pradesh budget

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Meal for ₹5 to the urban poor, pension to widows and Seventh Pay Commission benefits to employees were key highlights of Madhya Pradesh’s Budget for 2017-2018 presented in the Assembly on Wednesday. Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya presented a ₹1,85,564.27-crore budget, which goes to the polls in 2018, with a revenue surplus of ₹4596.40 crore He hiked VAT on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) sold for fuelling at Indore and Bhopal airports, thus making the air travel dearer from these two cities. “The State has remained a revenue surplus state since 2004-05 and the same situation is expected to continue in 2017-18. The fiscal deficit for 2017-18 is estimated to be ₹25688.97 crore, which is within the 3.5 per cent limit prescribed under the Madhya Pradesh Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act,…
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Gunfight in Pulwama; militants escape

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An operation against militants was called off in south Kashmir's Pulwama after brief exchange of fire.The brief gunfight erupted between 2 am and 3 am, when security forces encircled militants at Batnoor village.Preliminary reports suggest the cordon remained in place for some and was called off later around 7 am as security forces failed to locate them.The cordon operation also sparked protests in the area. The security forces used teargas shells to disperse the protesters.
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Three Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh

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NAGPUR: The Chhattisgarh police on Sunday claimed to have gunned down three “dreaded Maoists” in Rajnandgaon district.“Three dreaded Maoists have been killed by the district police force in Pendaudi hills of Aundhi area of Rajnandgaon district today. The police team was led by Police Sub Inspector Ashwini Rathore of Aundhi police station,” Rajnandgaon District Superintendent of Police Prashant Agrawal said in a statement.The police team had left for Pendaudi hills at 11 a.m. on Sunday after receiving inputs about the presence of Maoist leader Sameela Potai and Maoists of Aundhi Local Operating Squad in the area.A press note issued by Chhattisgarh police said, “At around 2.30 p.m., the Maoists opened indiscriminate fire on the police team near Pendaudi Hills. The police team retaliated the fire. The Maoists ran towards Gadchiroli…
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Having boyfriends not an excuse for sexual assault: HC tells alleged rapist

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Taking exception to a rape convict’s efforts at victim-shaming, the Bombay High Court has said a woman may have a boyfriend but that does not authorise another man to sexually assault her.In an order passed last week, Justice A.M. Badar denied bail to a man convicted under the Prevention Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for repeatedly raping his minor niece.It rejected his argument that the victim has had “two boyfriends with whom she had sexual relations”.“A woman might be of easy virtue but that does not mean that all and sundry can take advantage of this fact. She has a right to say no,” Justice Badar said.“Even if we were to assume that the victim in this case had two boyfriends, the same does not empower or authorise…
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India Beach Fashion Week kicks off

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PANAJI: The fifth edition of the Como India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW) began at a coastal resort here on Thursday with an opening show by Anand Kabra. Known for marrying the traditional with the contemporary, Mr. Kabra’s destination wedding collection comprised mainly of festive separates such as jackets, crop tops, skirts and anarkalis. The collection showcased his embroidery and prints in fabrics like chanderi, satin, georgette and silk.Nidhi Munim’s swimwear and cruise wear collection was also a highlight of the first day of the show. Ms. Munim also launched her 2018 collection inspired by Grecian antiquity, with colours ranging from old rose, sand, olive and white in soft drapes. Showstopper Waluscha Dsouza took the stage in her Grecian-inspired creation.Anupama Dayal’s collection, Le Optimiste, showed her love for tradition, with patchwork,…
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Jaipur Literature Festival kicks off amidst tense situation in Rajasthan

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 Mr.Iyer started by pointing out how when he was in college studying English literature, all the books were English literature till the year 1832. “I don’t think many of us could have imagined that in just five years, English literature would be made by writers whose names most English people couldn’t spell: Coetzee, Ishiguro and Ghosh. They were not just throwing open the doors and the windows of their dusty Havisham house of literature, but they gave us new voices, new histories and new ways of telling their stories. Suddenly the world that we thought we knew was turned on its head.” Even today, he pointed out, the defining American writers are names that most American readers can’t pronounce, from Chimamanda Ngopzi Adichie to Jhumpa Lahiri, bringing their parents’ culture…
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MP govt launches ‘Kadaknath’ app to market rare chicken breed

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The Madhya Pradesh government has come up with a mobile application to market rare chicken breed — the “Kadaknath” — whose black meat is in high demand for its nutritious content and purported medicinal properties.The “MP Kadaknath” mobile app aims to connect poultries that sale the breed with people from other parts of the country.“Through this app, people can place orders for Kadaknath chicken from anywhere. Availability of Kadaknath chickens with the cooperative societies can also be seen on this app,” Minister of State for Cooperatives Vishwas Sarang told PTI on Wednesday.He said the app would provide marketing platform to 430 members of 21 societies in Jhabua and Alirajpur districts and that more societies are being added to this platform.  The minister said Kadaknath breed is known for its taste…
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3 students from Chennai school drown in backwaters of Pune dam

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Three students from a Chennai based school drowned in the backwaters of the Mulshi dam, 45 km from Pune city. The incident occurred on Wednesday evening.The deceased students, identified as Danish Raja, Santhosh K. and Sarvanna (all aged 13), were studying at the Chennai-based ECS Matriculation school and were part of a three-day summer camp near Mulshi’s Katarkhadak village.In all, 20 students, including four girls, had come down from Chennai accompanied by four teachers for the camp. Tragedy struck on the first day itself as the three students, who could not swim, ventured into the deep waters of the dam. Rural police sources said that only Danish’s body had been retrieved so far as search operations had to be halted on Wednesday night. The body was sent for postmortem at…
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Outfits in Assam’s Barak Valley slam National Register of Citizens

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A conglomerate of 43 organisations in the Barak Valley in southern Assam has said the exercise to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the State was started to exclude the names of a large number of non-Assamese people, especially Bengalis.The Barak Valley, comprising three districts, is dominated by Bengalis — Hindus and Muslims almost equally.“The way the exercise is being carried out makes it clear that it was pre-planned to deprive many non-Assamese people of their citizenship. At most, the names of only 35% people of the Barak Valley figured in the first draft,” Kishore Bhattacharjee, member of the Citizen’s Rights Protection Coordination Committee, told presspersons in Silchar on Friday.The committee includes representatives of the Meitei, Dimasa, Naga, Bishnupriya and Hindi-speaking communities.The NRC is being updated to weed…
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One more held for planning attacks in Maharashtra

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The Maharashta Anti-Terrorism Squad on Friday made the fifth arrest in connection with the alleged plot to carry out disruptive activities in the State. The ATS had on August 10 arrested three people from Nallasopara and Pune, and recovered a large cache of arms, ammunition and explosives from them. It arrested a fourth man from Jalna on August 19. According to officers, the man arrested on Friday, Avinash Pawar,30, is a resident of Bhatwadi in Ghatkopar (West). “Pawar was picked up for questioning on Friday evening, after the interrogation of the previously arrested accused and corroborative inquiries pointed to his involvement in the plot,” an ATS officer said. The officer said that according to inquiries so far, Pawar was involved in the planning of the attacks and had full knowledge…
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Church, NGOs hail Mizoram move on liquor ban

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The powerful church, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), have welcomed the new Mizo National Front (MNF) government’s move to ban liquor as a high-level committee began working on total prohibition in Christian-majority Mizoram.In keeping with his party’s poll promise, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Monday announced a ban on the sale of liquor during Christmas festivities from December 21 to January 14 next year. The liquor vending licenses of Mizoram Police battalions and three State-run corporations were cancelled, too.The move came four years after Lal Thanhawla’s Congress government replaced total prohibition with controlled prohibition through the Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition and Control) Act of 2014 to allow the opening of wine shops.“Mizo society has been greatly affected by the liquor and drug menace. The government’s move is encouraging,” Vanlalruata, president of the…
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Doctors remove toothbrush from woman’s stomach without surgery

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Doctors in Shillong Civil Hospital have accomplished a rare feat by removing a toothbrush from a woman’s stomach without surgery.The 50-year-old woman, a resident of Lower Mawprem in Meghalaya capital Shillong, was in no discomfort after swallowing the toothbrush while cleaning her teeth in January. However, her daughter insisted that she consult a doctor. The doctor the woman visited referred her case to Isaac Syiem, senior surgeon in the Shillong Civil Hospital.Not seen on X-rayThe X-ray reports on January 25 could not detect the toothbrush in her stomach. Dr. Syiem then suggested she undergo endoscopy, which helped detect the object in her stomach.Endoscope used“We used an endoscope, hooked the object and successfully pulled the brush out through her mouth. No surgery was needed in the process,” Dr. Syiem said on…
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Tuning Into the Buzz of Peppers

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Eating something seasoned with Szechuan pepper is a pretty weird experience for the unaccustomed palate. After a few minutes, a tingling feeling comes on in the lips and tongue, often accompanied by a burning or numbing. Now, a group of researchers has described just what that tingling sensation feels like and named a particular kind of nerve fiber they think is involved.Szechuan pepper is used in certain East Asian cuisines. For example, in Japan, Szechuan pepper is sprinkled on top of eel. “That buzzing sensation with a burning sensation is quite interesting,” says Nobuhiro Hagura, a cognitive neuroscientist at University College London and one of the authors of the new study. “I like it,” says Hagura, a native of Japan.Hagura is interested in understanding how people perceive information transmitted from…
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Slideshow: Secrets of Snakes

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Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their 3000 species have conquered almost every corner of the planet. They play key roles in religion and mythology—and even now snakebites kill an estimated 100,000 people annually.These days, molecular biologists, too, are falling under the spell of snakes, pursuing the secrets of their bizarre anatomy and powerful venoms. To mark the publication of the first two snake genomes, Science reporters take a close look at the work of scientists who were bitten—in some cases literally—by snakes.Read more in this week's issue: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…
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