In late December 1995, I got a call to come in and talk to one of
my bosses at the Eglin Air Force Base. At the time, I was program
manager for the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) missile. As soon
as I got there, I was informed that I was being switched off JDAM to
run the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) program, and I
wasn’t happy about it at all...“I knew that at JASSM, I would have to
start over and would probably have to cope with a more difficult environment.
The original program manager of JASSM... was given two
major mandates. The first was not...
Ongoing board orientation is needed in order to maintain the
culture of trust. When the board is kept informed of an issue
all along, it will more likely trust and respect the executive
director’s recommendations or actions because it understands
the background and rationale. Ongoing orientation, instead of
an annual one-time event, is needed in order to maintain the
culture of trust and respect.
One board chair described annual orientation this way. “It’s
like going away to church camp and getting saved. And then
you come back to your old evil ways.
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Interview participants concurred that trust, respect, and
appreciation must be developed over time and that having the
same people involved over a longer period of time helps create
and maintain a culture of trust. The length of board terms was
one example given. The longer the term (or the number of terms
allowed), the more the board member’s knowledge grows thereby
increasing trust and the continuity for maintaining that culture
A few years since, the Editor of the following pages published a volume of "Religious Creeds and Statistics;"
and, as the work, although quite limited, met with general approbation, he has been induced to publish another
of the same nature, but on a much larger plan, trusting that it will prove more useful, and more worthy of
In calling this little book 'The Curse of Education,' I trust that I shall not be misunderstood to disparage culture. The term 'education' is used, for want of a better word, to express the conventional mode of teaching and bringing up children, and of educating youth in this and other civilized countries. It is with education systems, with the universal method of cramming the mind with facts, and particularly with the manufacture of uniformity and mediocrity by subjecting every individual to a common process, regardless of his natural bent, that I have chiefly to find fault. ...
Arts-related real estate markets have paradoxical entry
barriers and advantages. There are barriers inherent
in the uncertainty of demand, zoning issues and the
costs of retrofitting old systems. At the same time,
entry barriers are lowered because the space demand is
flexible and often requires minimal high-end fixtures
Art-making, performance, craft production and
exhibition spaces attract users who want to adapt and
re-create space in flexible ways.
These guidelines are important particularly for the design of organisations that will interface with the
SME sector. Additionally, important general factors in supporting the development of an entrepreneurial
society are positive entrepreneurial personal role models for individuals to follow, entrepreneurial attitudes
among all relevant stakeholders, local empowerment, a greater belief in ‘trust’ than in regulations and the
encouragement of initiative at all levels.
The education system is commonly regarded as the starting point for the creation of enterprise culture.
The behaviour, values and beliefs of parents, families/whānau and other
members of their community have a powerful influence on young people’s
developing attitudes to drugs. Young people are also influenced by the messages
they receive from the media and marketing campaigns. Pop culture, music and
music videos, online media and electronic messaging services, television and
advertisements can all portray powerful, positive, glamorous images of drug use.
Don’t be surprised if your efforts to make contact and establish relationships are met with
initial skepticism, distrust or even hostility. Many cultural communities have long histories
of discrimination and exploitation by well-meaning outsiders. Many community members have
personally experienced discriminatory treatment. Too often, research or even service organizations
plan things to do to a community, rather than to do with them.
The time you spend developing relationships and gathering information will be invaluable when
it comes to your final step.