Comparing Classic and Modern Corporate and Personal Development Programs

Written by Dr. Jason Armstrong

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Partners, Competition and Internal Efficiency: Managing conflict in a modern organization has an amazing number of ties torepparttar central themes of Zen,repparttar 137565 “Art of War” andrepparttar 137566 book of change (Tao de Ching).They are all about understanding yourself, your organization, your strengths, weaknesses and synergizing with others to achieve positive outcomes. Collectively these things have a direct correlation to an annual company S.W.O.T review (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats). Furthermore, these attributes and approaches mimic an employee’s annual performance review. In Applied Zen workshops we go through approaches to company S.W.O.T. which include: company self analysis, analyzingrepparttar 137567 competition, and partnering for best case strategic outcomes.

Allrepparttar 137568 above methods (old and new) are about changing base behavior, beliefs and approaches. These are core values, and are far more important than putting band-aids on problems, or approaching things with simply a behavior change. In regard torepparttar 137569 ancient philosophies, they of course must be interpreted, and applied, using case studies in a context that matchesrepparttar 137570 modern corporate world – butrepparttar 137571 lessons are most definitely there!

Continuing to train ones skills and undergo development both in-house and outside your company is essential.

Asrepparttar 137572 ancient samurai saying says: “Continually sharpenrepparttar 137573 sword or it will go blunt!”

By Jason Armstrong, Ph.D. Copyright 2005.

Jason Armstrong, Ph.D., has worked at CEO levels in Japan, the USA, & Australia. He has also consulted for large multi-national companies in Japan and has specialized in the "Art of War" for more than 20 years. He has worked in both biotech and venture capital industries. Today he runs , which conducts personal and corporate development workshops in the USA Australia and Japan.

One Cover Letter Secret You Can't Afford To Miss

Written by Jimmy Sweeney

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Secret Tip For Emergency Situations

Ifrepparttar name is unavailable, use one ofrepparttar 137564 greetings in Example #2 and add this personal note.

Please Note: I'm sorry for this impersonal greeting on my cover letter. I was unable to get your name online. However, I look forward torepparttar 137565 opportunity to meet you in person so I can address you by name and discuss this job opening. I am highly interested in working for {company name}.

This one-two punch would surely grab someone's attention. You are showing your respect and more important, that you care.

This secret tip alone quickly turns a potential negative into a positive that could makerepparttar 137566 difference between acceptance and rejection.

The bottom line: When you target your cover letter to a specific person by name, you greatly increase your chances of landingrepparttar 137567 interview, and ultimatelyrepparttar 137568 job you desire.

So before you write your next cover letter, ask yourself this essential question: Who, specifically, will be concerned about what I have to say in this cover letter? That person has a name and it sure isn't, "To whom it may concern!"

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the new, "Amazing Cover Letter Creator." Jimmy has written several career-related books and his unique articles are always a job-seeker favorite. Who else wants their phone ringing off the hook with more quality job interviews? Visit Jimmy on the web right now at for your 'instant' cover letter today.

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