Dream Stealers™......... Beware!! They Are Everywhere

Written by Patricia Noel Drain

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Dream Stealers ™ are everywhere!!! We must be aware and prepared to run……… not walk away from them. I knew I had to share with others that Dream Stealers ™ come in all varieties. Teachers, friends, associates, even family members. They might even tell you very good reasons why you should listen to them because it is “for your own good”

My last dream stealer wasrepparttar force behind this story. Actually my last dream stealer I actually PAID. That’s right I paid him $1000 to TRY to steal one of my dreams.

It happened in Las Vegas…….

My partner Debbie and I signed up for his seminar, paid our money, got on a plane, checked into a hotel, took a cab to his event and proceeded to have a dream stealer tell us what we can’t, shouldn’t and couldn’t do.

When we decided to walk out on his training session after identifying him as a dream stealer we asked for our money back. (something neither of us have ever done in our lives) We were very uncomfortable withrepparttar 148166 situation but we promised each other that as soon as we gotrepparttar 148167 money we would both buy items that would remind us of future Dream Stealers ™.

Debbie bought a small but perfect diamond that would remind her not to let ANYONE takerepparttar 148168 “twinkle” out of her dreams. My reminder wasrepparttar 148169 famous BOSE ear phones that would remind me NEVER listen to ANYONE who tries to steal your dreams through intimidation or wrong information.

If either of these stories rings a bell for you or reminds you of any ofrepparttar 148170 Dream Stealers ™ that have been in your life so far, or are about to appear, get a reminder that works for you. A reminder that will help you become aware everyday




Patricia Noel Drain isrepparttar 148171 co-founder of MAXIMIZING SUCCESS, INC. The next Life changing Wealth Building Bootcamp will be held in Phoenix AZ Oct 28-30 2005. For more information go to http://www.maximizingsuccess.com and tell them Patricia sent you. Ms. Drain is an international author and speaker living in Arizona. Visit her online at http://www.buildagreatbusiness.com and http://www.patriciadrain.com



Designing and deploying human centric processes

Written by Lucas Rodríguez Cervera

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How. The way in whichrepparttar task must be performed must be clearly known and made explicit (documented) withrepparttar 148163 necessary level of detail. It is important that this set of descriptions and instructions are easy to update, so best practices and lessons learned can be incorporated and widely employed.

When. Which activities precede and followrepparttar 148164 task.

Whererepparttar 148165 activity is carried out.

The importance of efficiently deploying a process is also Dependant onrepparttar 148166 number of persons that will be followingrepparttar 148167 procedure. The greaterrepparttar 148168 number is,repparttar 148169 more value that an efficient deployment provides. Think ofrepparttar 148170 claim processing department of an insurance company, people analyzing mortgage requests in a commercial bank or a big call center. These units normally have a great number of people executingrepparttar 148171 same process.

The objective is that people executingrepparttar 148172 process perform it as close as possible torepparttar 148173 new version ofrepparttar 148174 process, inrepparttar 148175 shortest possible period of time. These two variables are extremely important to generate value and to recoverrepparttar 148176 resources invested in reengineeringrepparttar 148177 process.

Some ofrepparttar 148178 practices that can contribute to this objective include makingrepparttar 148179 procedures easily available in a format that facilitates its look up, training, controlling, incentivating process compliance, etc...

But applying this techniques alone is not a synonym for success.

The real challenge is to get participant buy in. These is were social and cultural factors must be taken in to account, and change management, knowledge management, management of expectations, etc... come into play.

Experience has shown, especially with knowledge workers, that involving process participants in decisions that affect them, ensuring that they are well informed and making them feel that their opinion is being taken into account, is more effective than forcing them to followrepparttar 148180 new processes. Although there are some cases were strict discipline must be used to enforce compliance withrepparttar 148181 process, it is usually better to reward good attitudes than to punish non compliance.

Oncerepparttar 148182 process is being carried out followingrepparttar 148183 new process it is also very important to enable feedback torepparttar 148184 system. Process participants' opinions are extremely important to enhancerepparttar 148185 process and it is likely that they have some good ideas to improve it. For example, performing a specific task in a way that can be institutionalized as a best practice, incorporated torepparttar 148186 procedure and deployed to every participant inrepparttar 148187 process.

Lucas Rodríguez Cervera is founder of Nevant} Knowledge Process a company specialized in human-centric knowledge intensive business process technologies. They pioneered this concept with metoCube.

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