How Effective Leadership &Amp; Management Training Seminars Can Mold Excellent Leaders

How Effective Leadership & Management Training Seminars Can Mold Excellent Leaders



Leaders are really important to any society or organization. They\’re the ones who lead us to the matters that we should do. In addition, they manage and oversee everything that occurs under their jurisdiction. Aside from giving directives, leaders also shape the structure of an organization.

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As the old saying goes, leaders are made, not born. There are no natural born leaders. Leadership is actually a skill that is continuously honed as one learns the system. We aren’t born perfect and equipped with all the essential skills to deal with the challenges around us. Little by little, through collective experiences gained from our interaction with the world and the people around us, we are changed. It is this constant flux that molds our being. Through the acquisition of experiences, we become better individuals. In essence, good and bad experiences help us become ready for the challenges of leadership.

It\’s important for an organization to have a leader to look up to and guide its members correctly. An effective team is a reflection of an excellent leader. The members of an organization and their leaders are interdependent. One cannot progress toward achieving an aim in the organization if members are not working in full cooperation. Presently, there are leadership trainings that aim to make a leader out of everyone. This is mostly intended for organizations that call for the leadership enhancement of their members to properly lead colleagues to make the greatest impact on both the community and the world.

Leadership development consulting presents leadership and management training

that molds successful and strategic leaders who\’re dependable in leading their colleagues and employees. Their approach includes workshops, seminars, speaking engagements, leadership consulting, as well as mentoring and coaching.

Management training seminars

focus on past and current management challenges of the organization, tackling them by way of experiential leadership. An important area in leadership development correlates learned experiences from battlefields with its corporate application. Lessons from the past help one prepare for future challenges. That is certainly why the deconstruction of important historical events is applied to understand lessons in leadership. It analyzes the ways leaders have adopted, innovated, and applied to overcome adversity in their organization.

Negotiating in the corporate world is a lot like being in battle. Because there are valuable lessons to be learned in discipline, shared suffering, and leadership by example, military leadership training

can be useful even in a corporate setting. These programs are developed to provide transformational experiences that groups and individuals can use to create their own leadership styles which they can then contribute to their organizations. Participants of the programs can leave with proven methods and resources, as well as the confidence to effectively lead others in their organization toward greater heights.

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Chavez says planted demolitions in World Trade Center ‘plausible’

 Correction — September 27, 2006 The article was published based on two sources that were the same AP report, which states that “Chavez did not specifically accuse the U.S. government of having a hand in the Sept. 11 attacks.” This is in contradiction to what this article says. Therefore, this article is considered inaccurate. 

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stated the U.S. government may have planned the September 11, 2001 attacks. He said the attacks have been used to justify U.S. “aggression” throughout the Middle East and also that 9/11 conspiracy theories are plausible.

Chavez said in a speech Tuesday, “The hypothesis is not absurd … that those towers could have been dynamited.” He also said “A building never collapses like that, unless it’s with an implosion.”

The U.S. government has maintained that Al-Qaeda orchestrated the attacks under the leadership of Osama bin Laden.

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Canada’s Toronto Centre (Ward 28) city council candidates speak

Saturday, November 4, 2006

On November 13, Toronto residents will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Toronto Centre (Ward 28). One candidate responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Howard Bortenstein, Holly Cartmell, Baquie Ghazi, Connie Harrison, Yaqoob Khan, Pam McConnell (incumbent), and Catherina Perez.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

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How To Prepare New Year S Eve Cupcakes

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Submitted by: Emma Coail

New Year s Eve Cupcakes

Items Required

1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting

Cupcakes of your choice

Assorted jimmies

Green, white and red Air Head


Gold pearl dust

Preparation Method

Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with

jimmies. If necessary, microwave

candies on high for 3- to 5-second

intervals to soften. Form green

candies into champagne bottles.

Cut squares from white candies to

form labels; press gently onto

ottles to attach. Brush bottle

tops with pearl dust.

Shape white candy into champagne

flutes. Cut thin strips of red

candies; twist to form streamers.

Decorate cupcakes with bottles,

champagne flutes and streamers as

desired. Store in an airtight


Servings : 24

Strawberry Squares

Items Required

1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs

1/3 cup margarine, melted

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1 small box strawberry gelatin

1 1/2 cups boiling wate

2 cups strawberry slices

2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip

Preparation Method

Combine crumbs and margarine;

press into bottom of 9-inch square

pan. Chill.

Dissolve gelatin in water; chill

until thickened but not set.

Fold in strawberries, marshmallows

and 1 1/2 cups topping. Pour ove

crust. Chill until firm.

Top with remaining whipped

topping. Just before serving,

garnish with additional strawberry

slices and chopped nuts.

Serve 9 to 12.

Microwave Christmas pudding

Items Required

50g dried apricots, chopped

300g dried mixed fruit

100g moist dried figs, chopped

100g glace mixed fruits (pineapple, figs, apricots, cherries), chopped

1/2 cup sweet sherry, dark rum or brandy

150g butter, softened

1/2 cup brown suga

2 eggs, at room temperature

1/2 cup smooth apple sauce

1/2 cup plain flour, sifted

1 1/4 cups fresh white breadcrumbs

1 1/2 teaspoons mixed spice

1 tablespoon parisienne essence

Vanilla custard, to serve

Preparation Method

1. Place dried and glace fruits in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Pour over sherry. Microwave, covered, on MEDIUM-LOW (30%) for 10 minutes or until fruit is plump and sherry is almost absorbed. Cool.

2. Using electric beaters, cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add fruit mixture, apple sauce, flour, breadcrumbs and mixed spice. Mix well. Stir in parisienne essence.

3. Lightly grease a 1.5-litre capacity heatproof, microwave-safe pudding basin. Line base with a circle of baking paper. Spoon mixture into basin. Smooth surface. Cover pudding with a double layer baking paper and secure with kitchen string. Elevate basin on an upturned plate in microwave. Microwave on MEDIUM-LOW (30%) for 35 minutes. Stand in basin for 15 minutes. Insert a skewer into centre, to check if pudding is cooked. Turn out. Serve with custard.

Notes : To reheat a whole Christmas pudding, line a heatproof, microwave-safe plate with non-stick paper. Invert pudding onto plate. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and place on a microwave-safe rack or upturned saucer. Microwave on MEDIUM-LOW/DEFROST (30%) for 15 to 20 minutes or until pudding feels warm (it will get hotter on standing). Stand for 5 minutes. Serve.

Easy chicken bake

Let the microwave appliance speed up the preparation of the poultry dishes that are perfect to serve for either family or company meals.

Items required

12 3/8-ounce package seasoned

coating mix for chicken

2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese

2 tablespoon snipped parsley

4 small whole chicken breasts

1/4 cup milk

Preparation method

1.Place first three ingredients in a plastic bag.

2.Dip chicken into milk;Shake in bag to coat.

3.Place, skin side-up,in 12 X 7 1/2 X 2 inch baking dish.

4.Micro-cook, covered, 23 minutes.

5.Uncover;cook till done, about 5 minutes.

Serves 4.

Mulligatawny soup

Though called a soup, Mulligatawny is a meal in itself tself

and can be served as a main course.

Item required

2 tablespoons ghee

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon cracked black peppe

1/2 teaspoon ground ginge

2 teaspoons ground turmeric

1 tablespoon ground coriande

1 teaspoon chilli powde

1 kg chicken pieces

4 cups (1 litre) wate

Preparation method

1 Melt ghee in a saucepan and saute onic until tender. Add pepper, ginger, turmeri coriander and chilli.

2 Add chicken pieces and water. Bring i_ the boil, reduce heat to low, cover, sirnme: for 45 minutes or until chicken is tender.


Cookie crumb crust

Item required

1/3 cup butter or margarine 1/4 cup suga

11/2 cups crushed cookies

Setting: DEFROST

1.Place butter in 9-inch glass pie plate.

2.MICROWAVE for 2 to 21/2 MINUTES or until melted. Stir in sugar and cookie crumbs; mix well. Press in bottom and sides of 9-inch glass pie plate.

3.MICROWAVE for 31/2 to 41/2 MINUTES or until set. Cool before filling.9-inch Crumb Crust

TIPS Make 11/2 cups crumbs from about 18 graham crackers, 36 vanilla wafers, 30 gingersnaps or 24 chocolate wafers.MICROWAVE on MEDIUM for 11/2 to 2 MINUTES in step 2 and 21/2 to 31/2 MINUTES in step 3.

4.Fold whipped cream into cream mixture. Pour into crust.Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until ready to serve.9-Inch Pie

TIPS Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

Substitute 1 package (41/2 oz.) frozen whipped topping for whipped cream.

Stir 4 to 5 drops green food coloring in with liqueurs for a richer green color.

About the Author: JoeMirth starting cooking at the age of just 15, under the inspirational guidance of renowned chef Jade. He is expert in cooking microwave recipes from appetizers, snacks, and beverages to desserts prepared for your countertop microwave


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Scientology protest group celebrates founder’s birthday worldwide

 Correction — March 19, 2008 The next protest is scheduled for April 12, 2008. The article below states April 18 which is incorrect. 

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Internet group Anonymous today held further protests critical of the Church of Scientology.

The global protests started in Australia where several hundred protesters gathered at different locations for peaceful protests.

In a global speech, the Internet protest movement said Scientology “betrayed the trust of its members, [had] taken their money, their rights, and at times their very lives.” The protesters welcomed the public interest their protests have led to, and claimed they witnessed “an unprecedented flood of Scientologists [joining] us across the world to testify about these abuses.” The group said it would continue with monthly actions.

In a press statement from its European headquarters, Scientology accused the anonymous protesters of “hate speech and hate crimes”, alleging that security measures were necessary because of death threats and bomb threats. This also makes the Church want to “identify members” of the group it brands as “cyber-terrorists”.

Wikinews had correspondents in a number of protest locations to report on the events.

Anonymous states that the next protest is scheduled to take place on April 18, which happens to be the birthday of Suri, the daughter of Tom and Katie Cruise.


  • 1 Location reports
    • 1.1 Adelaide, Australia
    • 1.2 Atlanta, Georgia
    • 1.3 Austin, Texas
    • 1.4 Boston, Massachusetts
    • 1.5 Brussels, Belgium
    • 1.6 London, England
    • 1.7 Manchester, England
    • 1.8 New York, New York
    • 1.9 Buffalo, New York
    • 1.10 Seattle, Washington
    • 1.11 Sydney, Australia
    • 1.12 Portland, Oregon
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Eastern Conference wins 2008 NBA All-Star Game

Monday, February 18, 2008

Eastern Conference 134 128 Western Conference

The Eastern Conference defeated their Western Conference counterparts at the 2008 National Basketball Association All-Star Game held at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday. The final score was 134-128.

The East took an early 11 point lead in the first 5 minutes, due to an injured Kobe Bryant only playing 2 minutes before sitting on the bench for the rest of the game. “There’s one player we really, really missed, and that was Kobe,” said West coach Byron Scott. The West later reduced the lead to 2 points, but at halftime, the East led 74-65.

The West trailed by 13 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but rallied behind New Orleans point guard Chris Paul, who had seven assists in the final period. With 2:48 remaining, Brandon Roy scored a layup on an assist from Paul, giving the West a 122-119 lead, their biggest lead of the game.

The East then answered back with two three-pointers from Ray Allen, before Chris Paul tied the game with a three-pointer of his own. However, the East would then take the lead and the game with layups from Dwyane Wade and Allen, as well as a driving dunk from LeBron James. A Brandon Roy three-pointer put the game within three points with 8.7 seconds left, but 3 free throws from Ray Allen sealed the win for the East.

“The fourth quarter was crazy,” said Chris Paul. “We were down 13. We picked up the intensity. We took the lead a few times but Ray Allen was unbelievable the way he shot the ball. And that last dunk by LeBron, we had two people on him but that still wasn’t enough.”

With 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists, James was named the All-Star Game’s Most Valuable Player for the second time in his career. Some television commentators also considered Ray Allen a likely choice for the award, with 14 of his 28 points coming in the final 3 minutes of the game. “I think Ray Allen had a heck of a shooting night,” James said after being presented the award.


  • 1 Other All-Star events
    • 1.1 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge
    • 1.2 Haier Shooting Stars Competition
    • 1.3 Playstation Skills Challenge
    • 1.4 Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout
    • 1.5 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest
  • 2 Related news
  • 3 Sources

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Markets dragged down by credit crisis

Friday, August 10, 2007

Global stock markets fell today, in a mass sell-off stemming from the sub-prime mortgage crisis in the United States. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounded late in the day after falling more than 250 points, ending the day down about 31 points. The UK’s FTSE-100 index fell 232.90 points to 6038.30, and Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 406.51 points to 16764.09.

Central banks across the world are injecting funds into their banking systems to add liquidity, fearing that many financial firms with subprime ties will be insolvent. Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Reserve transferred US$24 billion to temporary reserves, following the European Central Bank, which authorized a record €83.6 billion addition to its banks, its biggest cash infusion ever. On Friday, the Fed entered into a $38 billion repurchase agreement of mortgage-backed securities, easing stockholder worries. Also on Friday, the Bank of Japan injected ¥1 trillion into Japan’s financial system.

The Federal Reserve met this week, but decided to maintain its target rate of 5.25%, although on Friday the federal funds rate was hovering around 6%, indicating a drop in liquidity.

The volatile week began last Friday with Bear Stearns tumbling as a result from its complete loss of two major hedge funds worth more than $1.5 billion. The hedge funds had been dangerously exposed to the massive sub-prime mortgage failure, and the company announced it was unable to return any money to investors.

Washington Mutual, and Countrywide Financial, both very large U.S. home loan lenders, saw shares fall. Countrywide Financial made a statement this week, saying they will be forced to retain a greater proportion of mortgage. American Home Mortgage Investment Corp, another large lender, recently filed for bankruptcy. The U.S. housing market has been declining for more than two years after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates 17 times. Now, lenders are in a quagmire from millions of people who are unable to repay loans after taking adjustable rate mortgages, teaser rates, interest-only mortgages, or piggyback rates.

Jim Cramer, of CNBC’s Mad Money, remarked that as many as seven million people will lose their homes from bad mortgages. Last Friday, Cramer went on a tirade on CNBC’s Street Signs, saying that the “Fed was asleep” and called for them to lower rates immediately.

Asian and European markets have become increasingly entangled in the subprime mortgage crisis in the U.S. Deutsche Bank of Germany lost almost $3.5 billion in share value, forcing the government to organize a bail-out. France’s largest bank, BNP Paribas SA, halted withdrawals from three large investment funds which were crippled by sub-prime exposure.

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US airlines Delta, Northwest file for bankruptcy

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines, the third and fourth-largest US airlines, filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors on Wednesday. Together with United and US Airways, four of the seven biggest US carriers are now operating under bankruptcy protection, representing 51% of US passenger flight capacity.

The filing occurred due to rising fuel prices, high labor expenses and competition from low-fare carriers.

Delta and Northwest both said that bankruptcy protection would cause no changes for passengers in their flight schedules and frequent-flyer schemes. However, analysts say that cuts in some flights can be expected in the future.

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Food packages to Vestas occupiers cut off

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Food deliveries from the RMT were allowed into the Vestas plant in Newport, England yesterday, but were cut off by Vestas management this afternoon.

Protesters at the Isle of Wight factory celebrated the delivery of supermarket bags filed with groceries, which entered with a police escort. This morning, the sixteen remaining occupiers were told to prepare a list of items for future deliveries. But, according to “Mark”, an occupier in the Vestas plant, this afternoon Vestas management reversed their decision, terming the August 1 food delivery a one-time “goodwill gesture” and saying food would no longer be allowed in. The food delivery followed a formal complaint by the RMT that denying the occupiers food was a violation of their human rights. The people inside the factory have been conducting their occupation since July 20, in protest against the closure of the factory, which produces wind turbine blades for the generation of wind power, and the loss of 625 jobs in the Isle of Wight and nearby areas.

Mark went on to praise the “brave people” who have circumvented the security ring around the plant in order to get food and other items to the occupiers. An electric kettle thrown at the end of a rope up to the occupiers is said to be working well. Mark also noted that Louise Christian, a prominent British human rights lawyer, is now representing the Vestas occupiers.

While the number of occupiers at the Vestas plant — originally nearly thirty, now only sixteen — have dwindled, Mark says the ones who remain are “very determined” and furthermore hold no ill will toward their co-workers who have left the occupation. In particular, the occupiers offered sympathy for Luke Paxton, who they say left the occupation due to a combination of personal issues and malnutrition brought on by the deprivation of food. Paxton, Mark said, has the remaining occupiers’ “full support” and continues to campaign for the Vestas workers.

Mark also clarified the origins of the occupation. In contrast to claims that green socialist group Workers’ Climate Action were behind the occupation, Mark presented a more nuanced picture: the Vestas workers’ initial contacts were with veterans of the occupation of Visteon‘s auto parts plants, with the AWL, SWP and Socialist Party becoming involved later with “quite a big involvement” from all groups. Members of Workers’ Climate Action attended Vestas workers’ meetings and gave their opinions, but, Mark says, a committee organised by the workers and composed of workers was making all the decisions.

We have Polish workers with us. They’re our friends.

Mark also strongly rejected the support of Solidarity, a “nationalist trade union” closely associated with the BNP. In a July 24 statement, Solidarity backed the Vestas workers, with union executive member David Kerr saying “We are behind the Vestas workers 100 per cent. British jobs must be protected.” Mark, in reply, told Wikinews: “We do not want their support…they go against a lot of the things people believe in here. We have Polish workers with us. They’re our friends.”

Most of the Vestas occupiers remain independent of trade unions, with only three of the sixteen people inside being members of any union.

Mark closed with a message of solidarity with the occupiers of two Thomas Cook branches in Dublin, Ireland, whose employees began a sit-in at their offices on Friday after the announcement of surprise closures. “We fully support what you’re doing. Don’t back down…do not be pushed around, do not be intimidated”.

The Vestas occupiers have also exchanged messages of solidarity with SsangYong Motor Company in South Korea. Workers at SsangYong have been occupying their factory since May 22 in protest against a 36% cut in employees there.

The occupation continues accompanied by a warning of increased union unrest in Britain. Neil O’Brien of centre-right think tank Policy Exchange told The Daily Telegraph that, while labour unrest had increased, the current state of affairs is “nothing compared to what is going to happen once the brakes are slammed on public spending.”

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