THREE BAD LEADERSHIP HABITS TO AVOID

Bad leadership habits aren’t just based on personality flaws – discover how to avoid establishing negative patterns.

Marc Steinberg, Chief Executive Visionary of Consciousness Coaching, says that if not addressed effectively, the consequence of bad leadership will ultimately mean the failure of your company. “Staff will get alienated and won’t go the extra mile, retention increases, and your company’s reputation suffers. A business is its people. People today have far more choices than 30 years ago. The pay cheque at the end of the month is not the root of loyalty anymore.”

Bad leadership habits
Steinberg says that you should avoid the following at all costs when leading the people in your company:

Not walking the talk. Staff are increasingly sensible when it comes to the integrity of a leader. Leaders today are no longer getting away with speaking X, thinking Y and doing Z. People resist leaders who don’t demonstrate integrity. The leaders of today and tomorrow will get their people behind them only by showing these four core characteristics: integrity, honesty, sincerity and authenticity.

Incomplete communication. Needing to get back to the sender because the communication received was not clear or not complete is always a potential cause for annoyance. Effective communication avoids ‘meaning’ and stays away from assumptions. Every assumption needs to get replaced by a question. Meaning mustn’t be withheld or assumed but put into simple words and communicated. Then, the recipient gets the communication and doesn’t merely hear it.

Authoritarian communication. Today’s leadership style has to demonstrate genuine partnership. Although the job description of the leader differs substantially from the subordinates, they have to engage and relate from a partnership attitude and not a boss attitude. The latter only provokes resistance; and resistance leads to damages sooner or later.

How to avoid leading negatively
Steinberg suggests that you:
Take courses that give you full awareness over the subject and train yourself in developing new behaviours that match and show the new and required values that you wish to express.
– Practise this new behaviour in every aspect of your life – not only at the workplace or in the spotlight, but also at home and when you’re alone.

This aticle was compiled by Sonja Raath and published on 10 December 2010 on http://www.destinyconnect.com and edited by us.

Pic by http://www.livinthedream101.blogspot.com

CLOUDNINE URBANWEAR BASEBALL JACKETS

We have done it again BASEBALL JACKETS coming out APRIL monthend below are the colours which are going to be available on the first batch:

Skyblue with Red arms

Its available for both men and ladies.

Grey with red arms

Its available for both men and ladies.

All the jackets are printed the logo on the arms

One thing i like about these jackets is they can be worn inside out.

Looks like the APRIL monthend is taking for ever coz i have been waiting for too long…..

Trends vs Timeless Fashion

In today’s fashion conscious world, what’s trendy changes in the blink of an eye. And then everyone feels the need to run out and grab the latest blazer or pair of jeans. So, you could see how much money someone could end up spending, particularly if they shop at high end stores.

Picture this scenario: You show up at school one day, and everyone’s sporting a fitted leather bomber jacket. You aren’t able to make it to the mall until two weeks later. That Monday, you proudly walk in wearing your new jacket. And now, instead of leather, you see bright colored wool peacoats.
And with the way trends are changing today, this scenario isn’t all that far off. I’m sure that there are people out there who have gone through this kind of embarassment.
Now, there are those trends. We’ve all seen them. Outrageous animal print, overly sequined shirts, and those shirts that are supposed to look like a shirt and a vest in one.

(And really, those weren’t all that attractive on anyone.) Keep in mind that I’m not saying it’s stupid to invest in trends. I mean, look at Converse. They were “in” during the 80s, they went out of style, and now they’re wildly popular again. Find one or two current trends that you like, and stick with them. And if you pay good money for them, don’t ditch them the second they go out of style. There will probably come a time when they’ll be fashionable again.
So, find a couple of trends you like. But fill the rest of your wardrobe with classic staples that are good anytime.

Some pieces we should all have in our wardrobes are two pairs of well fitting jeans (try to avoid super dark or light washes), three solid color t-shirts, a simple dress, a classic trench coat (you can go for subtle, and get a black one, or if you want to be bold, go for a bright red), and a pair of black boots.
Whatever you choose to go with, remember you can look great, without breaking the bank.

The article was extracted from http://www.dhstelegram.com/blog Posted by Katie Ganaway in A & E and edited by us.

29 things young designers need to know

There we go again I’m up at 3am minding my own twitter business one of the well respected american entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki tweets
29 things young designers need to know it instantly caught my eye only to find out its an interesting ,educational read.Hope you going to enjoy and learn a thing or two.

It looks like transitioning from design student to design professional can intimidate even the most confident newbie armed with a stellar résumé and natural talent. The design experts at HOW teamed up with design studio id29 to create a handy list of 29 things that every young designer should know before diving head first into the competitive world of creative fields.

A sampling to get started:

SWEAT THE DETAILS

You are a professional communicator; act like one. Carefully edit everything you publish: résumés, social media, e-mail, blog posts, letters, text messages, everything. Get a copy of “The Chicago Manual of Style” and keep it handy. Most potential employers and clients don’t appreciate text shorthand, so don’t use it. They won’t be ROTFL, and you will end up SOL.

PLAY NICE

People you work with and for will make your blood boil from time to time. Whenever possible, be a pro and take the high road. Avoid burning bridges, as people change jobs more often than they did a generation ago. Your paths may cross again in a much different situation, and having a good working history together will make rehiring you easy. Apply this to your online persona as well. Anonymous jabs are petty—be better than that.

This article was extracted from //http://holykaw.alltop.com and the full story is on http://howdesign.com and edited by us

Image by: http://www.getwebdesign.co.za

What Fabric Should You Choose for Your Suit


There is some sort or renaissance for men’s suit ensemble nowadays. Designs are returning to the classics but, of course, there will always be a twist to it, less boxy and not too slim.

No surprise, classic cloths are also returning. A man who is tune with fashion must also take notice of this. Classic cloths should also be a part of their wardrobe now. Part of the trend is to turn away from the typical colors of black, gray and navy.

One of the biggest factors in choosing the fabric for a man’s ensemble is the amount a man is willing to pay for that fabric. As an investment piece, a man should take no expense in purchasing a type of cloth. Actually, it all boils down on the man’s needs, be it an investment or just a seasonal whim.

Here are the three classic fabrics a man should consider.

Linen
Linen is an understated piece of clothing, not unless you are a European. Many just can’t see how great this fabric is, to truly appreciate it. This fabric is best during summer. Stick with the basics like creams and white.
Don’t worry about the creasing. It is part of the appeal of linen.

Cotton
It is a beautiful piece of fabric, only if it is made as an informal suit. Same with the linen, it is best worn during summer. To best pull off a cotton suit, wear it navy or tan colors.

Wool
A favorite for suits, choose wool with a thread around of around 120 to 150. The higher the thread count, the more suitable it is for cold weather. For something you can wear even during hot days, choose wool with a thread count of 150.

Story extracted from http://www.men-fashion.info/

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