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Archbishop’s sermon at St. Paul’s for National Service of Thanksgiving

first_imgArchbishop’s sermon at St. Paul’s for National Service of Thanksgiving Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Archbishop of Canterbury Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, delivered the sermon at the National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of HM The Queen.The text of the Archbishop’s sermon follows.In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.Some words from St Paul: ‘Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God.’There will be other occasions to remember the splendour and the drama of the Coronation; today’s focus is different. What we remember is the simple statement of commitment made by a very young woman, away from home, suddenly and devastatingly bereaved, a statement that she would be there for those she governed, that she was dedicating herself to them.‘Dedication’ is a word that has come to mean rather less than it used to. Those of us who belong to the same generation as Her Majesty’s older children will recall a sixties song about a ‘dedicated follower of fashion’ – as though to be ‘dedicated’ just meant to be very enthusiastic. But in the deep background of the word is the way it is used in classical and biblical language: in this context, to be ‘dedicated’ is to be absolutely removed from other uses, being completely available to God.And so to be dedicated to the good of a community – in this case both a national and an international community – is to say, ‘I have no goals that are not the goals of this community; I have no well-being, no happiness, that is not the well-being of the community. What will make me content or happy is what makes for the good of this particular part of the human family.’It is an ambitious, even an audacious thing to aim at. It is, of course, no more so than the ideals set before all Christians who try to model their lives on what St Paulsays about life in the Body of Christ. That doesn’t make it any easier to grasp or to live out; but the way St Paul approaches it should help us see that we’re not being encouraged to develop a self-punishing attitude, relentlessly denying our own goals or our own flourishing for the sake of others. What’s put before us is a genuine embrace of those others, a willingness to be made happy by the well-being of our neighbours.‘Outdo one another in showing honour’, says St Paul. Compete with each other only in the generous respect you show to one and all; because in learning that respect you will find delight in one another. You will begin to discover that the other person is a source of nourishment, excitement, pleasure, growth and challenge. And if we broaden this out to an entire community, a nation, a commonwealth, it means discovering that it is always in an ever-widening set of relations that we become properly ourselves. Dedication to the service of a community certainly involves that biblical sense of an absolute purge of selfish goals, but it is also the opening of a door into shared riches.I don’t think it’s at all fanciful to say that, in all her public engagements, our Queen has shown a quality of joy in the happiness of others; she has responded with just the generosity St Paul speaks of in showing honour to countless local communities and individuals of every background and class and race. She has made her ‘public’ happy and all the signs are that she is herself happy, fulfilled and at home in these encounters. The same, of course, can manifestly be said of Prince Philip; and our prayers and thoughts are very much with him this morning.  To declare a lifelong dedication is to take a huge risk, to embark on a costly venture. But it is also to respond to the promise of a vision that brings joy.And perhaps that is the challenge that this Jubilee sets before us in nation and Commonwealth. St Paul implies that we should be so overwhelmed by the promise of a shared joy far greater than narrow individual fulfilment, that we find the strength to take the risks and make the sacrifices – even if this seems to reduce our individual hopes of secure enjoyment.Moralists (archbishops included) can thunder away as much as they like; but they’ll make no difference unless and until people see that there is something transforming and exhilarating about the prospect of a whole community rejoicing together – being glad of each other’s happiness and safety. This alone is what will save us from the traps of ludicrous financial greed, of environmental recklessness, of collective fear of strangers and collective contempt for the unsuccessful and marginal – and many more things that we see far too much of, around us and within us.One crucial aspect of discovering such a vision – and many still do discover it in their service of others, despite everything –is to have the stories and examples available that show it’s possible. Thank God, there are many wonderful instances lived out unobtrusively throughout the country and the Commonwealth. But we are marking today the anniversary of one historic and very public act of dedication – a dedication that has endured faithfully, calmly and generously through most of the adult lives of most of us here. We are marking six decades of living proof that public service is possible and that it is a place where happiness can be found. To seek one’s own good and one’s own well-being in the health of the community is sacrificially hard work – but it is this search that is truly natural to the human heart. That’s why it is not a matter of tight-lipped duty or grudging compliance with someone else’s demands. Jesus himself says ‘My food is to do the will of him who sent me’, and that’s what is at the heart of real dedication.This year has already seen a variety of Jubilee creations and projects. But its most lasting memorial would be the rebirth of an energetic, generous spirit of dedication to the common good and the public service, the rebirth of a recognition that we live less than human lives if we think just of our own individual good.Listen again for a moment toSt Paul. ‘We have gifts that differ according to the grace given us … the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness … Outdo one another in showing honour … extend hospitality to strangers … Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another … take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.’ Dedication to the health and well-being of a community is all this and more. May we be given the grace to rediscover this as we give thanks today for Her Majesty’s sixty years of utterly demanding yet deeply joyful service.© Rowan Williams 2012 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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The Junsei House / Suyama Peterson Deguchi

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868111/the-junsei-house-suyama-peterson-deguchi Clipboard Photographs General Contractor: Architects: Suyama Peterson Deguchi Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868111/the-junsei-house-suyama-peterson-deguchi Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeSuyama Peterson DeguchiOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleUnited StatesPublished on March 30, 2017Cite: “The Junsei House / Suyama Peterson Deguchi” 30 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Seattle, United States Save this picture!© Charlie Schuck+ 20 Share Earth Solutions NW, Raymond Coglas Area:  2047 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Housescenter_img 2016 “COPY” Crocker Construction Company, Pete Crocker United States The Junsei House / Suyama Peterson Deguchi Photographs:  Charlie Schuck Design Principal:George SuyamaProject Architect:Jeff KingStructural Engineer:Gary Mackenzie, Swenson Say FagetLot Size:11,303 sfCity:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Charlie SchuckText description provided by the architects. Designed for a couple interested in simplifying their lives and learning to live with less, The Junsei House was created with a holistic approach to designing architecture that is sustainable. The house’s spaces give one a feeling of completeness, eliminating the need for more things. Simple, efficient and quiet in design, the house is a reaction to today’s technology and offers a refuge in an ever changing, chaotic world. Located in an area once rich in fishing and logging and still supported by commuter ferry, the site is lush with trees. Respectful to the existing landscape and touching the ground minimally, the house is appropriate and compliments its surroundings rather than competing with it. Wishing to honor the existing site, all of the trees were left in place and excess excavation was limited to protect tree roots leaving only 18 feet in width and 80 feet in length for the house. Surrounded by trees and water, nature now becomes the house’s art. Instead of the typical design solutions with unobstructed views to the water, the central tree becomes dominant, and accentuates views and vistas by blocking some while slowly unveiling others as one’s  journey to the water’s destination is created. Save this picture!© Charlie SchuckWorking within a minimal budget and a simple material palette with close attention paid to details, the client was able to create more with less, resulting in a purer design and lifestyle. Producing little visual noise, the house is composed of a simple vernacular shape in which all programmatic elements were distilled down to their fundamental requirement. The relatively open floor plan and flexibility of spaces lends itself to a variety of uses, causing the resident to reevaluate how they live. Spaces can be occupied in different ways depending on seasonal conditions or social gatherings. Save this picture!SectionsOn the exterior corrugated metal siding is used while throughout the interior natural wood and plywood define space. The site built window system continues the simple vernacular geometry and the use of flat grain wood visually makes the windows appear as if they were carved from the skin. The structural system allowed the interior volume to be completely empty of structure creating a pure skin that helps to accentuate the white box containing the service elements and a loft space above. With The Junsei House, designing for sustainability is not only about material choices or products, but rather shifting one’s attitude, and examining how essential design elements can alter the living habits of the occupants.  Save this picture!© Charlie SchuckProject gallerySee allShow lessGetty Research Institute Acquires Extensive Frank Gehry ArchiveArchitecture NewsPhiladelphia Museum of Art Breaks Ground on Frank Gehry’s $196 Million Renovation Sc…Architecture News Share Geotechnical Engineer: Projects “COPY” The Junsei House / Suyama Peterson DeguchiSave this projectSaveThe Junsei House / Suyama Peterson Deguchilast_img read more

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Bloody Sunday Trust launch attempt to clear Gerard Donagheys name

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Previous articleCalls for work to carried out on dangerous footpath in BallybofeyNext articleGAA – Donegal 2-13 Derry 0-9 News Highland By News Highland – June 16, 2012 Bloody Sunday Trust launch attempt to clear Gerard Donagheys name Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook The Bloody Sunday Trust is launching a fresh attempt to clear the name of a teenager shot dead in January 1972.A report by Lord Saville found that Gerald Donaghey, 17, was “probably armed with nail bombs but was not a threat at the time that he was shot”.He was a member of the IRA’s youth wing, but witnesses said he did not have any bombs on him.The Donaghey family have always insisted the devices were planted by the security forces.They said they would not rest until his name was cleared.Conal McFeely, the chairman of the Bloody Sunday Trust, said Lord Saville’s conclusion did not make sense.”How can he ignore the fact that the people who were with Gerald Donaghey on the day didn’t see nail bombs? said Mr McFeely.”Independent civilian witnesses that came to his aid, a doctor who examined him, a British soldier, the people trying to take him to hospital, all testified that they did not see nail bombs in his possession.”Thirteen people were shot dead when soldiers opened fire on marchers during a civil rights march in Derry on 30 January, 1972.Another man died five months later.Thursday’s move by the Bloody Sunday Trust coincides with the second anniversary of the publication of the Saville Report. Google+ WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also last_img read more

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Solutions put forward to ease traffic congestion in Buncrana

first_img Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews By admin – December 9, 2016 Twitter Google+ Solutions put forward to ease traffic congestion in Buncrana WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Previous articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 6/12/16Next articleBroadcasting of ‘Atlantic’ documentary prompts further calls for Government intervention admin Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North A number of solutions have been put forward in a bid to ease traffic congestion in Buncrana.Long tailbacks on the Cockhill road have been an on-going problem in the town and this in turn restricts access to the Main Street from St. Mary’s road.The issue was raised at this week’s sitting of the Inishowen Municipal District with three different options considered.Local Councillor Nicholas Crossan is hopeful one can be implemented in order to solve the problem:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/nicholascross1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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Thomas Elvin sentencing deferred for nine days

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Thomas Elvin sentencing deferred for nine days Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Google+ Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News WhatsApp Previous articleDerry man charged with murder has bail revoked after damaging electronic tagNext articleBuncrana Town Council told of the ‘dangers’ of water fluoridation News Highland Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp A case in which a con-man was to have been sentenced yesterday was put back for a further nine days at Letterkenny Circuit Court.Judge John O’Hagan said he had run out of time to deal with Thomas Elvin, awaiting sentence for depriving victims of €177,000.51-year-old Elvin, was convicted in December and was remanded for psychology reports.When he reappeared at Carrick-on-Shannon Circuit Court last week his defence counsel Desmond Murphy said the psychology assessment had been carried out but the report wouldn’t be available until today.At that stage Elvin, was remanded in custody.The judge received the psychology reports before lunch yesterday and planned to pass sentence in the afternoon.But a back-up of cases meant he had to delay sentence until July 19 and Elvin was further remanded in custody. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 11, 2012 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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[Chhatth Pooja] Supreme Court Issues Notice In Plea Requesting Permission Of Rituals On Rabindra Sarovar

first_imgTop Stories[Chhatth Pooja] Supreme Court Issues Notice In Plea Requesting Permission Of Rituals On Rabindra Sarovar Sanya Talwar2 Nov 2020 5:01 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice in a plea by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) requesting permission for performing Chhath Puja at Rabindra Sarobar.A bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, Navin Chawla & Krishna Murari heard the plea which challenged the National Green Tribunal’s order rejecting permission on September 17, thereby upholding its previous order…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice in a plea by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) requesting permission for performing Chhath Puja at Rabindra Sarobar.A bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, Navin Chawla & Krishna Murari heard the plea which challenged the National Green Tribunal’s order rejecting permission on September 17, thereby upholding its previous order banning performance of any ritual at the water body.Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi told the court that the petition was regarding a balance between religious rights and saving the environment. He sought permission from the court to perform Chatth Pooja on November 20 with conditions.Dwivedi said, “In terms of its own order, the Tribunal had allowed performing of the Chhath Pooja on Rabindra Sarobar in 2017 subject to 15 conditions. Unfortunately, the ban was effectuated again in terms of a newspaper report, without looking at the videography”.When the bench said that it shall issue notice and post the matter with a similar plea on November 16, Dwivedi sought interim orders for performing the rituals, stating that the same can be allowed basis the earlier conditions.”By the time, it will be too late. Arrangements etc. have to be made,” he said.However, the bench proceeded to post the case on November 16.An NGT order dated November 15, 2017 had banned all festivities in and around Rabindra Sarovar, allowing it only for that year.The NGT (Eastern Zone) had, inter alia, strictly prohibited night time matches/tournaments in the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium & Performance of any Puja, community picnic or organisation of other social events in and around the Rabindra Sarobar Lake. Further new construction or extension of existing building without the leave of the Tribunal was also prohibited.However, the order was completely violated during the Chhat celebrations of 2018 when over 40,000 people entered the Lake and offered puja.On October 14, 2019 the NGT directed the government of West Bengal to ensure that there was no violation of its 2017 order banning any ritual for Chhat puja or other religious festivals at the site.Click Here To Download Order Next Storylast_img read more

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Mildred Vance celebrates 101 years

first_img Book Nook to reopen Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Mildred Vance celebrates 101 years However, she did say that “maybe,” living long could be attributed to how she grew up a country girl.“I picked cotton, cooked, washed and ironed, so that might be the way to live a long time,” she said, with a twinkle in her eye.Young people today couldn’t do all that was required of a young woman back in the 1920s.“They wouldn’t do it,” Mrs. Vance said, laughing. By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author The residents of Troy Health & Rehabilitation Center gathered to celebrate the happy occasion with Mrs. Vance along with her grandson, Stewart Vance, his wife, Piper, and their daughters Sailor, 5, and Georgia, 3.Mrs. Vance said it is a blessing to have lived more than a century but she had no ‘Fountain of Youth” secret to share.“It just happened,” she said, with a smile.center_img Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like FUMC presents a rockin’ Christmas story Friday The First United Methodist Church will begin its celebration of the Christmas season through song and theater. The church will… read more Stewart Vance said sharing his grandmother’s 101st birthday with her was very special.“Granny has always been special,” he said. “She made the best pecan pie I have ever eaten and the best buttermilk biscuits. I enjoyed going to her house on the Banks highway just outside of Troy. She and my granddaddy, T.K. Vance, had cows in the pasture behind their house. Going there was special.”Vance said his grandmother had two sons, his dad, Jimmy, and Rex.“She has six grandsons and a granddaughter and 16 great-grandchildren,” he said. “We live in Montgomery and are the closest to her so we got to spend this special time with her. But, plans are to do this again closer to Christmas. We’ll all be here then.”Mrs. Vance’s husband died at a young age and she moved into an apartment on North Three Notch Street in Troy.“She never had a driver’s license,” Vance said. “She was happy at home and loved to pick up pecans. She would get out in the backyard and have a good time just picking up pecans.”Mrs. Vance said she enjoyed the simple things life has to offer and maybe those are the best things in life.She was quizzed again about the secret to a long, happy life.She smiled.“This is a great thing,” she said. “Life.”And she was speaking from the experience of living 101 years of it. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration MIldred Vance celebrated her 101st birthday Tuesday with her family and friends at Troy Health & Rehab.Mildred Vance is 101 years young.She “turned” that way Tuesday – young. There’s no other way to say it.Mrs. Vance celebrated her 101st birthday with the enthusiasm of a six-year-old and a smile as bright as the sunshine of the warm December day. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Star treatment

first_img Comments are closed. Star treatmentOn 26 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article So you’ve got the talent on board, but how do you win theirhearts and minds? Organisations are developing a range of approaches tomotivate and retain potential star performers including schemes to acceleratethe careers of high-flyers and sophisticated new forms of succession planning.Sally O’Reilly reportsWinning the talent war isn’t just a matter of persuading the best people tojoin you – it’s about keeping them too. Stopping them from walking out the dooras soon as they get a better offer is a specialist skill in itself – and tosucceed, firms need to understand exactly what it is that talented people want.The message from them is that rather than a job for life, they want help withtheir long-term career. So (with alarm bells ringing) a link is establishedbetween training and developing talented performers and retaining them. The good news – particularly in a recession – is that paying big bucks toyour best people is the least effective way of winning their loyalty. “Paydoesn’t work as a means of retaining staff,” says Claire Wilson, aconsultant specialising in talent management at Penna Consulting Group.”If you pay staff to stay, and that’s all that’s keeping them, all anothercompany has to do is offer them more. Anyone can do that.” Instead, it is essential to bond your talented players to the organisationby offering them meaningful and useful career development, and plenty ofopportunities to prove themselves. Rather than going for old-fashionedsuccession planning, in which the loyalty of graduates and other high-flyers isassured because they know they will ascend to a leadership role, companies needto offer ‘career pathing’ to this group. “Career pathing is about giving staff support and guidance, instead ofjust saying everyone is responsible for their own career and leaving them toget on with it, which was the trend in the 1990s,” says Ken Rowe, jointmanaging director at YSC Consulting. “That means introducing a range of measures to support this – coaching,mentoring, experience on community projects, and so on. It’s about helping themuse the organisation to acquire skills, and giving them sophisticatedfeedback.” This is borne out in research by Henley Management College. A recent survey,Managing Talent, found high-flyers put self-fulfilment, sense of achievementand enjoyment of work top of their wish-list. But Tim Osborn-Jones of Henley’s HR and organisational behaviour faculty,warns they are not easily bought with work placements masquerading asmeaningful career development. “There is a lot of justified cynicismaround in relation to the nature of the career development high talent staffare given,” he says. “If it’s narrowly focused around a project, andnot widely relevant, it doesn’t motivate staff in the same way.” Paul Rodgers, HR director at IBM UK, agrees. High performers need a range ofsystems in place if they are to work happily, he believes – and real challengesare vital. “There are several factors which are nothing to do withsalary,” he says. “The nature of the job, the management style of theorganisation. the development available and the other benefits theyreceive.” Large blue chips like IBM are fortunate in that they can offer a widevariety of posts to staff – and Rodgers thinks they should exploit that.”We do offer staff a lot of variety at IBM,” he says. “In my owncase, I’ve worked in programming, project management, sales and HR in the past14 years. There are also a number of European outlets based here, and staff canapply for jobs in Europe via our centralised application system.” One of the problems facing organisations today, however, is that many staffdon’t stay for 14 years, as Rodgers has done. Most, in fact, will only bearound for three years at the most. So isn’t investing in the careerdevelopment of this group just throwing money down the drain? Occupational psychologist Jill Flint-Taylor, a managing consultant at theRobertson Cooper consultancy, says the most radical approach to this is toforget about company boundaries altogether. “Some US firms are developing the ‘career resilience’ of staff,”she says. “This means developing employability for high talent staff. Itstarted with Sun Microsystems in California – it developed a career actioncentre, which set about developing people for the IT industry as a whole, notjust for the company.” This is an idea explored by Generation X guru BruceTulgan in his book Winning the Talent Wars. Nurturing talent for the community at large demands an enlightened attitudebordering on altruism – but Taylor-Flint says it can pay off. “Even ifpeople don’t stay with your organisation, if they feel they have been treatedwell, they may well come back at a later stage.” Not all firms will be convinced by this argument, but it’s clear they dohave to offer staff a career path that enables them to develop transferableskills. Steve Newhall, head of business development for the UK at DDI, aconsultancy specialising in selection and leadership, says one of the mosteffective ways of offering this to staff is through ‘acceleration pools’ – are-invention of succession management. These differ from traditional succession management techniques as they areopen-ended, as well as giving those involved a large degree of choice. Firmsdevelop a pool of high-potential people for executive jobs, and they are given‘stretch’ jobs and special assignments. They are also assigned a mentor and given special training. The staff beingdeveloped take a lot of responsibility for the scheme – for instance, they fillout all the paperwork – but they also have ongoing support. This is exactly the sort of system oil firm Chevron Texaco has introduced.The company now has a personal development committee working across the15,000-strong organisation, which looks at succession planning across everybusiness unit, and develops leadership competencies throughout the group. Afterthe recent merger, the firm selected a group of 12 high-potential staff fromthe legacy company Texaco, who were chosen for their leadership skills – suchas emotional intelligence, and strategic ability. “The aim was to plantseeds to develop leaders for the future,” says organisationaleffectiveness consultant Linda Bullen. Over the past year, the group has been through a systematic accelerationprocess, running workshops on issues such as leading change and coachingskills, and action learning sessions, in which participants discussed realissues encountered at work. “These were triggers for creativity, which developed people’s thinkingabout the work they were bringing to the group,” says Bullen. “Theaim was to get them to actively seek more challenging projects forthemselves.” Reactions have been positive – a quarter of the group hasbeen promoted since the project began and all have stayed with theorganisation. Assessing the potential of internal staff only works if firms have asystematic approach, and keep up to date with the development of staff. Butmany don’t even know who they employ, according to Brenda Wilson, seniorconsultant, performance and reward, at William M Mercer. Wilson believes the best companies are those with the best information.”One global automobile company has a database of talent, and has asystematic process for identifying talent,” she says. Not having such information is a particular drawback during recession,Wilson warns. Research by Mercer Manage- ment has shown firms pay a high priceif they don’t target staff whose talents are no longer needed by the firm whenrunning a redundancy programme. “Only one in three companies which offered voluntary redundancies inthe last recession were profitable five years after the recession hadended,” she points out. “If you don’t know where your talent lies,you could cut 10 per cent of your staff and lose 100 per cent of yourvalue.” However, firms should beware of fostering high potential in such asingle-minded way that the rest of the company feels like overworkedCinderellas, warns Newhall. “You can demotivate others if the high-flyerprogramme is communicated badly,” he says. “Two things are likely to demotivate the rest of the staff – notunderstanding what you have to do to be one of those people, and notcommunicating the fact that being accepted into this group doesn’t mean youwill accede to a particular role. A high-flyer programme needs to work intandem with staff development throughout the organisation.” Organisations which get this right are more likely to hang on to talentedperformers at all levels. US-based conglomerate GE (formerly General Electric)is well known for its emphasis on people, and keeps track of its high-flyers,managing them centrally and even laying on round-table discussion groups withthe CEO to keep them on their toes. But Mike Hanley, senior HR manager, GE Europe, says all staff benefit fromthis culture. “It is important to include the whole workforce,” hesays. “GE has its Valued 70, who are the bedrock of the company – good peopleat the core of the business. Our management style is informal, with anopen-door policy, where people can talk to their manager at any time.” Wilson says this is all part of ‘talent segmentation’. “This is when anorganisation decides what it means by talented people in terms of its ownstrategy and business needs,” she says. “It means looking at thedifferent groups the organisation needs, which could include high-potentialtalent – critical staff they can’t live without – and scarce resources, such aspeople who are hard to replace because they can’t get them on the jobsmarket.” So, there you have it. Know your staff, get under the skin of your talentedperformers, and try to be flexible enough to give them what they want. But, atthe most basic level, it’s vital to use those talents from day one. “The classic mistake organisations make is to take on high-flyinggraduates then not give them any work for 12 months,” says Ellen O’Mahonyof specialist consultancy Kenexa. “High talent people are only satisfiedif they have achieved.” last_img read more

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County Commissioners to Host Swearing-In Ceremony for Elected Officials

first_imgVanderburgh County Commissioners-Elect Cheryl Musgrave and Ben Shoulders, and County Commissioner Bruce Ungethiem will host a swearing-in ceremony to administer the oaths of office for newly elected officials.The Ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at noon in the Ballroom of the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse, 201 NW Fourth Street, Evansville, Indiana.The Ballroom is located in room 205 on the second floor.  Attendees should use the Vine Street entrance. Disabled parking and building access are available at the Vine Street entrance.Commissioner-Elect Musgrave will serve as Master of Ceremonies.  The program will include the Presentation of the Colors by the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, the Pledge of Allegiance by David Coker and National Anthem by vocalist Gina Moore. Nathan Seiler, a junior at Mater Dei High School, will offer a perspective on the purpose of public service.Officials who will take the oath of office areState Representative Vaneta BeckerCommissioner Cheryl A.W. Musgrave Ben Shoulders County Council at Large Mike Goebel Joe Kiefer Angela Koehler Lindsey Clerk of the Circuit Court Carla J. HaydenRecorder Debbie Stucki  Coroner Steve LockyearTreasurer Susan K KirkSurveyor Jeffrey MuellerSuperior Court Judge Richard G. D’Amour Robert Pigman School Board Terry Gamblin Karen Ragland Jeffrey R. WorthingtonOaths of Office administered by the Honorable Judges: David KielyMary Margaret LloydWayne TrockmanRobert PigmanLeslie ShivelyTommie Dean CapshawRobert BergerA reception will follow the ceremony.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare last_img read more

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Finger-pointing and name-calling lead to negativity

first_imgCHARLES NUZIALE To the Editor: “Holy cow” and “Oh my” are famous expressions to describe an astonishing event. Well I just heard that it is “alleged” that Soupy Sales (remember him) was once seen sitting on a bench in Bayonne County Park! Should the BBOED start the “re-naming” process?Am I serious? No! Is this utterly ridiculous? Yes! Is this scenario related to a recent article that appeared in the newspaper? Probably.All the accomplishments of Tara Lapinski and Dick Savitt will forever be praiseworthy. Mr. Korpi and Mr. Broderick moved in a different spotlight. Still, all four were distinguished by an unquestioned commitment.For Broderick Courts, it was never about Ws and Ls but rather to impart the love of a sport to the young and not so young.Korpi was director of community education for Bayonne, which enriched the lives of adults.By the way, Mr. William Lawson was president of the BBOED, who dealt with major issues too, but he was always kind, patient, and willing to listen. This was most appreciated by one and all.Finally, finger-pointing and name calling only lead to negativity. It’s actually simple: children want to learn, parents want security, teachers want fairness, and citizens want transparency. As with the title of that oldie-but-goody, it is time to come together.last_img read more

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