Capturing the value of your greatest asset

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Stuart R. Levine Founded in 1996, Stuart Levine & Associates LLC is an international strategic planning and leadership development company with focus on adding member value by strengthening corporate culture.SL&A … Web: www.Stuartlevine.com Details Your top employees can be your greatest asset and are possibly your largest expense. One of the most important responsibilities of your board, CEO, head of Human Resources and senior management is assuring that the organization’s talent is assessed and developed. Extensive research confirms that companies that do the best job in evaluating, developing, and engaging their employees outperform their competition. They must address critical talent needs, identify gaps and gage how the talent pool is being developed, especially the pipeline of leaders. Furthermore, this process must be directly tied to your strategy and mission. When you maximize the power of your people, when their effectiveness is optimally developed, you set your organization on the path for success.Your head of Human Resources is charged to provide for the assessment, management and development of your people. Leading-edge companies are increasingly using analytics and data for assessment. Sophisticated analysis can create a competitive advantage when used to determine your organization’s drivers of effective leadership, productivity and employee engagement. There are many tools available that put analytics within reach of organizations of all sizes as advances in technology and increasing use of mobile apps by growing numbers of employees bends the cost curve.Central to talent development is assessment. Diverse perspectives on an individual’s development over multiple years provide valuable insight. A variety of methods are used including 360-degree assessments and self-reports of experiences and perceptions, in addition to a person’s historical record of achievement. These types of developmental assessments are used to determine areas where growth is needed, not for traditional performance evaluation. The information can also indicate who should be part of the leader development group.Today’s complex world creates endless opportunities for the growth of your organization’s people. Once growth needs are identified, development can be supported in a variety of ways. Internal or external coaches can help the participant integrate feedback and form a development plan. Internal and external courses tailored to the participant’s development needs can be employed, both in group settings and on-line. Stretch assignments develop leaders. They include challenging experiences that are new, unfamiliar and provide increased responsibilities. These experiences push people beyond their “comfort zone” and expose areas for growth. They can involve creating and facilitating change, working across boundaries (whether explicitly part of the job or not) and managing a diverse employee group. Regular feedback and opportunities for self-reflection and external support must be built into this progression.Growth opportunities by their nature are difficult and can be stressful. Organizational culture should support growth and hurdles that inhibit development must be removed. For example, in a supportive culture, errors and mistakes are viewed as feedback, and success and failure are considered part of the learning process for development. Senior managers are key to creating a climate of support. They should assume visible roles, perhaps as mentors, seminar leaders and feedback providers in addition to their accountability for identifying and developing the talent in the workforce. When your board and senior management develop the power of your people, you are set to capture the value of your greatest asset.last_img read more


The 20th anniversary of the inscription of Trogir on the UNESCO World Heritage List was solemnly marked

first_imgA ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the inscription of the Trogir city center on the UNESCO World Heritage List was held in Trogir yesterday.Back on December 6, 1997, Trogir became part of the prestigious list of unique sites in the world. Although the city has been in this chosen society for two decades, experts gathered at the round table today to warn that, among other things, intensive work should be done to maintain UNESCO status, as was done intensively to Trogir and enters the list.The long process of entering UNESCO was reminded by Dr. sc. Danka Radić, who participated in the preparation of materials for the application, and today is the president of the Society for the Protection of Cultural Heritage “Radovan”. “Trogir started the process of applying for UNESCO in the 80s. The inscription in the World Heritage List in 1997 is the result of many years of efforts by Trogir cultural workers, Vesna Girardi Jurkić, but also numerous state institutions. This meant great publicity and extraordinary recognition, but also an obligation and effort to preserve the heritage in the most original edition possible.”Said Danka Radic.Dr. sc. Miroslav Katic, head of the Conservation Department in Trogir, also pointed out the efforts that need to be made in order to protect the city center of Trogir, and thus preserve its membership in UNESCO. ” We are marking a very important date. Sometimes we forget that our city is part of the world heritage. My experience with implementing the simplest conservation measures in recent years remains on futile attempts. We must work in this field of basic protection and regulation of communal life in the city”Said Miroslav Katic.Dr.sc. Fani Celio Cega, director of the Museum of the City of Trogir, spoke about investing in the renovation of the Museum in the last 20 years and noted that the museum building should be systematically invested every year. Dr. sc. Dunja Babić from the company “Radovan” talked about the importance of making a management plan for the city center. “UNESCO recommends that such plans be drawn up, and obliges those who would like to join the list to do so. It is a serious and large organization, and all members have the obligation and duty to take care of their heritage. In conversations with the residents of the center, we received a huge number of complaints. The city has become uncomfortable, the quality of life in the center has fallen, and what has contributed to this is tourism, despite its positive effects. Trogir is not a unique example here and the center could be emptied of tenants, and we need to ask ourselves how to stop it and I hope that the City will get involved.”Said Dunja Babic.Prof. Ankica Babin spoke about the publication ‘Trogir Unesco 1997-2017’, published by the Radovan Association, and Deputy Mayor Ruža Kovačević Bilić presented in detail the project “Trogir Stone Encyclopedia – City Walls, Guardians of Heritage and Pledge of the Future”. This is a project that envisages the preparation of documentation for the restoration of cultural property in the old town: Kamerlengo Tower, St. Mark, Marmont’s Gloriette and the Battery area, the South Gate and the small waterfront lodge, the North Gate and the remains of the city walls. The project will make about 40 professional studies, which include the preparation of documentation for the restoration of these monuments and their commissioning. The project is worth HRK 5.808.637,27, of which HRK 4.436.599,81 is a grant from EU funds. “This is a very important and valuable project whose goal is to preserve the cultural heritage of Trogir, which has been systematically neglected for years and is in very poor condition. With the renovation, we want to valorize the heritage in a modern and quality way and thus attract more tourists, extend the season, improve the economy, but also make life in the old town better”Pointed out Ruža Kovačević Bilić.By the way, on June 17, 1998, the ceremony of admitting Trogir to UNESCO was held, so at the beginning of the next tourist season, the City of Trogir will continue the celebration of this great anniversary, but in an even more spectacular edition. As part of the opening of the Trogir Summer, a visual and scenic event will be held to inform the general public about the fact that Trogir has been part of the prestigious UNESCO family for 20 years.Related news:THE FIRST CROSS ROAD UNDER THE SEA IN THE WORLD OFFICIALLY OPENED IN TROGIR HOTEL OLA, NEW HOTEL OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL TOURISM IN TROGIRlast_img read more


The restored Miramare Hotel opens its doors early next year

first_imgHotel Miramare was built in the early 20th century and has been in ruins for years. The new owner, namely his company Invest Consult, bought it in June 2017 while it was in bankruptcy proceedings for approximately HRK 12,7 million. Hotel Miramare in 1906 / Facebook: Crikvenica – Croatia Namely, its owner, entrepreneur Gojko Ostojić, plans to invest around 100 million kuna in the reconstruction and extension of the hotel. The works started a month ago, and should be completed by the end of the year or the beginning of next, reports Business diary. Ruined hotel Miramare in reconstruction / Facebook: Nenad Alajbegović The famous Miramare Hotel in Crikvenica will soon get a new look. center_img The works on the building are being carried out very carefully, considering that it is a protected cultural property. The hotel will retain its original appearance and the restoration will be carried out in accordance with conservation requirements, says investor Ostojić and concludes “During the reconstruction, we try to keep the original appearance, and there are no problems because we are in constant contact with the staff of the Office for the Protection of Monuments from Rijeka and we have their full support in finding optimal solutions.”. The hotel is planned to have 140 rooms and, although the categorization has not been decided yet, four or five stars. The hotel could employ up to 60 or 70 people at the peak of the season. At 4.500 square meters, the hotel will offer the services of a restaurant, coffee bar, indoor pool, spa with sauna, fitness center, congress hall, underground garage and similar ancillary facilities. Photo: Facebook / Crikvenica – Croatia / Source: Poslovni Dnevniklast_img read more


Students selected for USC’s first human rights clinic

first_imgThe first six students to take part in the Gould School of Law’s new international human rights clinic were announced last week.Professor Hannah Garry will lead the clinic, the first of its kind at USC, to guide the students as they work with judges and legal officers on human rights prosecutions in Rwanda and Cambodia.Garry, who worked previously at the University of Colorado School of Law with students on cases involving Guantanamo prisoners, said the clinic will give students hands-on experience in law.“[The purpose is] to give students the opportunity to work on real-life cases and projects that teach them how to be human rights advocates … and international lawyers,” Garry said.Real justice – Six third-year law students were chosen to work with the human rights clinic at the Gould School of Law. – Dan Doperalski | Daily TrojanJoining her are third-year law students Trevar Kolodny, Jamie Hoffman, Aysha Pamukcu, Shannon Raj, Brian Rifkin and Seepan Parseghian.“I’ve been hoping USC would have a program like this for a long time,” Raj said.The first semester, the clinic will accept only six law students who will work in the spring. In subsequent terms, it will accept eight students who will be expected to commit to a year of work in the clinic.In the first semester, students will be working long-distance with judges and legal officers from the Rwanda tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania.“They will be working remotely with a lot of these organizations overseas that we’re partners with and using all of the technological tools that we have in our day to be able to cross the borders — like Skype, conference calls, video conferencing,” Garry said.The melding of international law with human rights advocacy was a key factor in attracting students.“I felt like my classes were very interesting, but they didn’t always speak to each other,” Pamukcu said. “That interdisciplinary aspect that I was really hungry for had finally presented itself in the form of the clinic.”Pamukcu’s interest in human rights law was born in high school, as a reporter. Writing about issues such as teen relationship abuse, she said she felt a desire to go beyond just writing about them.“I realized I was getting frustrated just reading about it and that I wanted to actually be involved and helping out,” she said.Parseghian said he was exposed to the horrific effects of human rights abuses from a very young age. His grandparents from both sides were survivors of widespread killings in Armenia and eventually settled in Iraq, where his parents were born.“I was very familiar at a very early age about what the greatest forms of human rights abuses could be and what human beings are very capable of doing to one another,” Parseghian said.Though the clinic is open only to law students — with priority being given to second- and third-year students — Garry sees the clinic assuming a broader role on campus.“I do perceive the clinic … providing a focal point for a real innovative kind of thinking about human rights problems of our day and how to come up with good solutions for tackling them,” she said.Garry said she hopes the clinic will allow students to work on cases and projects concerning persecution, torture, human trafficking, genocide and other crimes against humanity.Part of the challenge, Garry said, is picking and choosing which cases to work on.“I have been networking with partner organizations overseas and also here in L.A.,” she said. “I really want for the clinic to focus on local human rights issues as well. There’s just so much to get involved with.”Garry said she hopes that the program will eventually evolve to allow students to travel abroad to places such as Arusha and work hand-in-hand with judges in the second semester of their service at the clinic.“What I’m working on developing right now is a kind of partner support fund that would allow our students and myself to go onsite as partners, to go overseas after working long-distance remotely,” she said.last_img read more


Gianluigi Donnarumma told to forget about Man United and STAY at AC Milan

first_img1 Gianluigi Donnarumma – will he stay at AC Milan this summer? Gianluigi Donnarumma’s family have told him to stay at AC Milan and forget about interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid, according to reports in Italy.The goalkeeper is currently locked in contract talks with Milan as he enters the final year of his deal.Originally it had been reported the 18-year-old would sign fresh terms with the San Siro club but negotiations have gone south and the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, claims his client has been bullied.Donnarumma is expected to finally sort out his future when he returns from the European U21 Championship and Manchester United and Real Madrid are ready to offer him a route out of Italy.But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the teenager’s family are telling him to stay at Milan.The family reportedly believe staying at the San Siro for at least the next few years would be best for the Italian’s development.last_img read more