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My Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy revolves around the homeland security world; the most important element to communicate to students is that not all the textbooks have been written yet. These textbooks are being developed in the field everyday.quality_of_life

My teaching philosophy is based on the understanding that the teacher and student roles are interchangeable in a truly inspiring learning environment. My teaching philosophy; a homeland security teacher becomes an expert by never being content with the obvious. It is imperative that the teacher has the skills to best communicate one’s knowledge to his or her students, which inspires the student to seek out knowledge beyond the teacher’s expertise. This inspiration becomes expertise that is useful to both the student and teacher because to seek greater knowledge is never-ending in any direction.

My philosophy is to fashion a meaningful homeland security practitioner’s classroom environment for my students. A teacher is always obligated to deliver a meaningful education environment that results in noteworthy learning outcomes. Homeland security learning outcomes become a successful reality when the teacher forms the real-world connections between student and the global security community.

My principal goal is to ready and inspires future homeland security practitioners; the students of today become the safety security solution providers of tomorrow.

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The Charter School Model

January 2015 Edition

Charter schools serve as inspiration for colleges seeking more accountability, student-centered approaches and enhanced education delivery

Career College Central Magazine, Jan/Feb 2014

In the United States, there are many options for K-12 education: charter schools, private schools, magnet schools, vouchers, tuition tax credits, home schooling and simply moving your family to a new local public school district. Parents will drive the necessary change to ensure their children are prepared for the unlimited world ahead of them, and in response, public school education is evolving. The change is charter schools. As Career College Central takes a look at higher education in 2015 and beyond, I felt it was important to review the latest developments with charter schools since they are the ideal representation of schools acting to enhance accountability, student-centered approaches and education delivery – all while operating with a for-profit business model. This change is coming at a fantastic and inspirational time in our history. The traditional kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) system is today under attack for being expensive and poorly preparing our children for either college or a career. The United States traditional public education system has become overly focused on the element of accountability at the expense of progress, and our children are not prepared for the world outside of K-12.

Charter schools function on a for-profit mindset with an entrepreneurial approach. In many cases, charter schools operate on about two-thirds of the average funding for a child in a traditional public school.

We champion an accountability-only emphasis on setting targets, yet we do not commit to developing educational systems to ensure our children can meet these targets. The problem is we as a nation have been spending about 85 percent more on public education since 1970, according to Education Week’s cover story, “Charter Schools Grab Rural Toehold.” Common sense tells us the more we spend on public education the better the education should be, and therefore the more prepared our children should be for what comes next in their lives. But it depends who is telling the story. For the most part, school spending between rich and poor school districts across our nation has been balanced over the last 30 years. You can argue that it has not been equally, as the poorer school districts have seen per student spending rise faster than that of the richer school districts. Those poor school districts that have the greater need received the additional money. Yet, both poor and rich school districts have all ended near the same 85 percent increase in spending since 1970, according to the report in Education Week. Education is the greatest expenditure for most towns and clearly an area where cost efficiency is needed. It is no secret towns are struggling to fund the highly publicized antiquated education problem.

The average funding expenditure for traditional public school education in the United States is $12,608 per student as reported by the U.S. Department of Education. The average for charter schools per student is $8,256. To put this into some context, the New Hampshire Department of Education reports the average student funding expenditure is $13,459 as compared to the average. The cost per student at a New Hampshire charter school is $5,495. In many states, funding charter schools has become their cost-saving and educational-improvement strategy. Necessity brings about change, and leading the change are charter schools. The charter school story is fueled by everyday people taking an astonishing interest and driving positive and productive change in K-12 education. Education processes are always in some form of evolutionary change. Today, more than 2.3 million students attend about 6,000 charter schools in 42 states, including the District of Columbia. The waiting list is estimated at a million students, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, a 13.4 percent increase from the preceding year according to Reichgott Junge’s research paper “Charter Schools Are Changing the Landscape. Education is an adaptive evolutionary process that waits for no one, and the charter school performance data is beginning to flow in. Los Angeles charter schools are outperforming charters in California and nationwide. Forty-eight percent of Los Angeles charters outperformed traditional public schools in reading and 44 percent outperformed traditional public schools in math, according to the Education Week report “Charter School Performance in Los Angeles.” In New York City charter schools, 86 percent of all students come from the lowest-income families, 95 percent are African-American or Latino, and 83 percent go to college. In 2012, 15-year-olds attending BASIS Tucson North, a charter school in Arizona, outperformed every country in the world. In the case of many charter schools, flexibility is the key to their success. A great example is the charter school law in New Mexico that allowed a school to design student growth and evaluation plans that helped teachers, students and parents visualize education progress in real time. I asked Kate Baker, Executive Director of the Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO), a New Hampshire K-12 education scholarship organization, if charter schools could have the same funding as traditional K-12 public schools, what would our community’s return on investment be? “I’m thinking about your ROI question from 50,000 feet. In the long run, I expect innovation in education, like at Polaris Charter School of Manchester, New Hampshire, where the curriculum is student-centered and they are utilizing technology and authentic supply and demand,” she said. “[There], parents and students are not trapped by their Zip code, and they have many education options. The average cost of a private elementary in New Hampshire is $6,500 per student, as compared to $13,459 for public school students in New Hampshire.”

Charter schools are designed from the ground up to be academically strong. Charter schools must be fiscally responsible or go out of business; there is no golden government parachute for charter schools. A charter school is a required and viable choice within the traditional public school system. Charter Schools offer parents a high-quality education alternative for their children who may not do as well in a traditional public school. Charter schools are more focused; embody the basics that work; offer instruction in the STEM fields; and stimulate project-based learning for all students that results in quantifiable results toward predetermined, measurable goals. Charter schools function on a for-profit mindset with an entrepreneurial approach. In many cases, charter schools operate on about two-thirds of the average funding for a child in a traditional public school.

The for-profit educational management organizations (EMOs) are developing education miracles in public education and are a fundamental part of charter school transformation across our nation. Miracles” by better preparing our children for the future in an education environment where the normality is spending more on public education and getting less. My research identified that charter schools operated by for-profit models take on a more entrepreneurial approach while providing a higher quality K-12 education. The charter school movement is one of the most efficient self-organizing education models in modern history. An educational efficiency endowed by social-entrepreneurs who refuse to accept the failures of K-12 education – failures that traditional public education shows no capacity to solve.

The charter school advantage

  • Charter schools draw on partnerships within the community to provide services to students.
  • Charter schools support underserved communities.
  • Charter schools drive education innovation.
  • Charter schools reduce bureaucracy.
  • Charter schools promote transparency between the students, teachers and parents involved.
  • Charter schools’ “duty” or “obligation” is equally distributed between students, teachers and parents.

In the charter school world, the greatest advantage is that modern, innovative education revolves around knowledge that students, teachers and parents learn through experience. Perhaps traditional education is evolving to better simulate the spontaneous adaptive nature of the human community it serves. These experiences become the next natural evolutionary level of education, today resulting in education success stories by the power of one inspired student at a time.

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IDENTIFYING THE SIGNS – Military Students at Risk – Preventing Soldier Suicides

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IDENTIFYING THE SIGNS – Military Students at Risk originally published, Career College Central  Magazine May 2013 Edition

Today, headlines in the media are dominated by politics, economic doom and gloom, the jobless rate, and citizens of other countries being murdered by their dictator leaders. However, the headline we should all be paying more attention to is the one that appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune last year: “More soldier suicides than combat deaths in 2012.” The soldiers of the U.S. military are defending and protecting all of the United States’ interests across our entire planet, only to come home and kill themselves.
With these new students landing in  colleges and universities nationwide, academic leadership needs to understand  suicide warning signs.

Since World War  II and up until recently, U.S. military suicide rates have been lower than  civilian rates, and wartime suicide rates in the military have historically  dropped. Yet in 2008, the military suicide rate exceeded the civilian rate for  people between 17 to 30 years of age, according to the study “Army Suicides:  ‘Knowns’ and an Interpretative Framework for Future Directions.” With both wars  in Iraq and Afghanistan, something dynamic transformed our U.S. military service  members and increased the military suicide rates. signs are always there; it’s  just a matter of making leadership accountable in regards to directing  treatment. Bloxom is a former Staff Sergeant and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran  currently pursuing a higher education with hopeful ambitions of attending  Rutgers University’s joint JD/MBA program. As an influx of U.S. military war  veterans joins the ranks of higher education, we as educators have an obligation  to support our heroes when they need us to do our part.

Many service  members are leaving the military ranks and beginning their academic journeys due  to the availability of education benefits they have earned while serving our  nation. With these new students landing in colleges and universities nationwide,
academic leadership needs to understand suicide warning signs. Here are some  common suicide warning signs taken from Suicide.org, an organization dedicated  to preventing suicide:

  • Previous suicide attempt or behavior that has led to sefl-injury

  • Somatic symptoms, including sleep and pain complaints

  • Stressors such as marital or intimate relationship issues, legal, housing,
    and occupational problems

  • Current or pending disciplinary or legal action

  • Substance misuse

  • Problems with a major life transition (e.g., retirement, discharge, divorce, etc.)

  • Loss of a fellow warrior

  • Setbacks in military career or personal life

  • Severe, prolonged stress that seems unmanageable

  • Sense of powerlessness, helplessness or hopelessness

  • Behavior that isolates service members from friends, family members and
    educators

What is important to understand is  that someone need not be an expert in suicide prevention to prevent a suicide.
The key is to have open eyes, communicate relentlessly and help the person  rediscover that suicide can never be an option. Kevin Caruso from Suicide.org  stated that 75 percent of those who die by suicide have some suicide warning  signs. Our motivation must first be to save that 75 percent.

Suicide prevention

Suicide prevention should never be the responsibility of the experts; suicide is  the responsibility of all. When we witness someone exhibiting suicide warning signs, we need to do everything we can to help them. Today, with the Internet and social media, a simple Google search provides endless ways to get help. Social networking websites for suicide prevention can connect people with common
experiences. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention Facebook pages provide links to suicide prevention websites and hotlines, as well as information about the warning signs of suicide. The power of communicating through social media can help us become more current with our reality. Today, social media is sharing ideas, valuable information and solutions at speeds that no organization could possibly hope to match. Colleges and universities can also
benefit from this limitless communication tool.

Every college and university has an internal suicide prevention reporting structure and resource. Research the
resources in your community and have this information available before you need it. Education from these sources is the best way help identify and prevent such a significant public health problem among U.S. military service members who are now enrolled at or entering colleges and universities nationwide.

Many universities’ suicide prevention programs engage in deploying various
technological mechanisms, including online training courses, social networking
and the sheer power of social media. Using the power of technology, we are
releasing the integral aspects of a comprehensive suicide prevention program.

This article is by no means a conclusion but only one chapter in
encouraging suicide prevention. As best said by Bloxom, “The problem to avoid is becoming an example at the next suicide awareness briefing.

Our goal as educators is to use the unlimited power of knowledge to reduce or eliminate suicide examples. We have become a key component to the solution regardless if we are ready or not, and we are now a part of the first line of defense for preventing soldier suicides.

Short list of suicide prevention resources:

References:

Britton, P., Ilgen, M.,
Valenstein, M., Knox, K., Claassen, C., & Conner, K. R. (2012). Differences
Between Veteran Suicides With and Without Psychiatric Symptoms. American Journal
Of Public Health, 102(S1), S125-S130.

Caruso, K., 2013. Suicide
Warning Signs.

Suicide.org is a 501c3
NON-PROFIT Organization and Website.

Christodoulou, C. C.,
Douzenis, A. A., Papadopoulos, F. C., Papadopoulou, A. A., Bouras, G. G.,
Gournellis, R. R., & Lykouras, L. L. (2012). Suicide and seasonality. Acta
Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 125(2), 127-146. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0447.2011.01750.x

Clinical digest. Steep rise
in soldier suicides coincides with military action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
(2012). Nursing Standard, 26(31), 15.

Griffith, J. (2012). Army
Suicides: “Knowns” and an Interpretative Framework for Future Directions.
Military Psychology, 24(5), 488-512.

Jones, M. D., Etherage, J.
R., Harmon, S., & Okiishi, J. C. (2012). Acceptability and cost-effectiveness of
military telehealth mental health screening. Psychological Services, 9(2),
132-143. doi:10.1037/a0026709

Judd, F., Jackson, H.,
Komiti, A., Bell, R., & Fraser, C. (2012). The profile of suicide: changing or
changeable?. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47(1), 1-9.
doi:10.1007/s00127-010-0306-z

Manning, J., & VanDeusen,
K. (2011). Suicide Prevention in the Dot Com Era: Technological Aspects of a
University Suicide Prevention Program. Journal Of American College Health,
59(5), 431-433.

McCarthy, J., Blow, F.,
Ignacio, R., Ilgen, M., Austin, K., & Valenstein, M. (2012). Suicide Among
Patients in the Veterans Affairs Health System: Rural-Urban Differences in
Rates, Risks, and Methods. American Journal Of Public Health, 102(S1),
S111-S117.

McCloskey, M., 2012. More
soldier suicides than combat deaths in 2012. (2012, December 20). America’s
Intelligence Wire from McClatchy-Tribune Regional News – The Salt Lake Tribune –
Utah)

Lineberry, T. W., &
O’Connor, S. S. (2012). Suicide in the US Army. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 87(9),
871+.

Luxton, D. D., June, J. D.,
& Fairall, J. M. (2012). Social Media and Suicide: A Public Health Perspective.
American Journal of Public Health. 102(2), 195-200.

Parish, C., (2012)
Introduction of interventions led to decrease in suicides. (2012). Mental Health
Practice, 15(6), 5.

Pigeon, W., Britton, P.,
Ilgen, M., Chapman, B., & Conner, K. (2012). Sleep Disturbance Preceding Suicide
Among Veterans. American Journal Of Public Health, 102(S1), S93-S97.

Wiederhold, B. K. (n.d).
Lowering Suicide Risk in Returning Troops.

Career College Central

IDENTIFYING THE SIGNS – Military Students at Risk originally published, Career College Central Magazine May 2013 Edition

by AMERICAN WRITER Dr. Pietro Savo Tradition Books Publication © 2011

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Music The Universal Language

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“THE INGREDIENTS OF INSPIRATION – Is the time and wisdom of people who desire to build bridges across all language boundaries.”   Dr. Pietro Savo

While attending my youngest daughter’s High School Christmas Concert. The quality of the choir and concert band performances, amazing talent from people so young. In addition, the concert bell section playing was much like an angel’s movie sound track. Truly, an inspirational holiday spirited event. I do not remember my high school musical experiences in the same light. Perhaps this is a proud parent’s moment in the present, more than a memory from the past. The quality of the concert a tribute to the public school system.  During this concert, a stage filled with high school young people from all nationalities, religions, and cultural beliefs. With one common language between them, the language of music.

A simple Google search can uncover the comparative studies of music, and the increasing amount of research interests. Like language, music is a human universal involving perceptually isolated elements organized into hierarchically arranged sequences to produce feelings and emotions that are interpretable and transferable to others around you (Patel, 2003). What makes music different from language is it remains interpretable by any musician in equal means regardless what their natural language and culture.

We have often heard that “music has the charms to soothe the savage beast”; yet rarely understand how true that may be. Tragedies seem to follow the human community around the world, is as if we are still struggling to evolve from the cave mentality. Perhaps the solution is not improved weapon systems, design to destroy instead of build humanities greatness. Perhaps the solution is to understand the true power of the planets only Universal Language; Music? In our research journey, we have uncovered integrative medicine solutions embrace many healing arts remedies, including music. The universal language of music is simple. Music has the power to place the entire human community on the same page. This power is often forgotten, and communicates unspoken messages that heal not.

The healing power of music in the health care setting creates a healing environment, shields us from pain, allows us to relax and de-stress (Briggs, 2011). It appears, we have lost the notion that pain and stress can be reduced or eliminated altogether by the true Universal Language that the Creator intended us to share. Such a language that encompasses beauty is not by chance. People who have never even listened to the radio before can, nonetheless, notice happy, sad, and fearful emotions in country western music (Universal Truths, 2011). Then why can humanity design music that ensures that positive emotion associated with Music becomes the ultimate driving force?

Music then has the potential to “accelerate-to-accelerate” inspirational forces that bring the entire planet to one universe. Music then can become the Spontaneous process of collaborative creativity affected through non-verbal social interaction, is a unique psychological phenomenon and universal capacity for goodness. Pope Benedict XVI  said “Music is the harmony of differences”  …

Perhaps our differences by the sheer power of Music can unite our similarities to empower a positive, and  productive human community.

Reference

Briggs, T. (2011). Music’s Unspoken Messages. Creative Nursing, 17(4), 184-186.

Fritz, T.,  Jentschke, S.,  Gosselin, N.,  Sammler, D.,  Peretz, I., Turner, R.,  Angela D., Koelsch, F. (2009) Universal Recognition of Three Basic Emotions in Music. Current Biology

Patel, A. (2003). Language, music, syntax and the brain. Nature Neuroscience, 6(7), 674.

Universal truths: rejection of broad commonality in structure of languages has implications for all sciences. (2011). Nature, 472(7342), 136.

Wilson, G.; MacDonald, R. (2012) A. R.Psychology of Music, v40 n5 p558-573 Sep 2012

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Stay in Business; Earn Market Superiority by Making Change Majestically

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Majestically conquering and mastering the current business markets begins with your attitude. The modern business market requires a mindset that is open for change, filled with diverse inspiring ideas, with no thought of limitations at all. Markets today require out-of-the-box thinkers to achieve, overcome and adapt to changes that happen so quickly, that companies that cannot adapt, fail to thrive.

The problem today is that less successful companies are stuck in the “this is how we have always done it”; and these companies are struggling to succeed in today’s modern business markets.A mindset that our company knows better than the customer will deliver failure 80% of the time. Adapting to market change is the key not only to survival, but acquiring the ability to master current and overcome future business markets. Doing so will positively add to the bottom-line. Modern manufacturing or performing in any business in today’s markets is not just delivering products and services on time with quality the customer demands.

Equally important is having the ability to adapt to changes to the customer’s needs on the fly, instantly!Making change on the fly requires a mindset open to the impossible, willing to try new things, and not only looking to the past for possible solutions. Recognizing that all the solutions have not been invented yet. A hunger to create solutions on the fly must exist in your organization’s mindset.

Solutions on the fly, by developing ideas from the past, the present, and future solutions that no one has even thought of yet. This builds your company’s means to majestically conquering current and future business markets. This is directly correlated to having an open mindset, looking beyond the past the present and delivering a future that is in the customer’s eyes. In the customer’s eyes:

    • Making change on the fly requires a mindset open to the impossible!
    • A hunger to create solutions on the fly must exist in your organization’s mindset.
    • Recognizing that all the solutions have not been invented yet.
    • Make change majestically and stay in business!

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Implementation of ISO 9001, AS 9100, ISO 13485, TS 16949, and Nadcap Standards should not scare you to death!

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Implementation of ISO 9001, AS 9100, ISO 13485, TS 16949, and Nadcap Standards should not scare you to death.

Accreditation/Registration to AS 9000 will place your organization on the leading edge of quality initiatives. It demonstrates your compliance to the internationally recognized ISO 9000 and the additional requirements of AS 9000.

Implementation of internationally standard recognized ISO 9001, AS 9100, ISO 13485, TS 16949, and Nadcap Standards should not scare you to death. Depending on the level of completion towards your company’s Quality Systems Registration, you are most likely anywhere from four to six months from a Quality System registration. Those companies that either take much longer is over complicating the process or have not made the true commitment to obtain Quality System Registration.

I have successfully used a 14-step process to Quality Systems R hundreds of times coast to coast. What make it work so well is this process provides the necessary focus as a productive means to avoid distraction. For those of us who grew up in the manufacturing shop floor, distractions can become the normality, having a simply process to follow helps avoid the distraction.

Typically, when a company already has a well-established Quality System in place, Quality System Registration is two to four months away. In today’s volatile, business manufacturing climate, for a small business to be competitive they must have a Registered Quality System in place. First tier and prime contractors such as the OEMs demand Quality System Registration; if you want to continue to have them as a customer. This is one area of business that grandfather-in carries no weight.

Your customers demand satisfaction, and in their minds; a supplier with Quality System Registration gives them what they want. Customers want to see that Quality System Registration certification on your wall when they walk into evaluating you as a potential supplier. Quality System Registration places your company on the leading edge of quality initiatives. A higher level of quality sends a message that your company has higher quality products and services. To learn more about the 14-Step to Quality System Registration e-mail PietroSavoUSA@aol.com.

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Gaining Market Superiority

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Market superiority, capturing the market requires a mindset that is open to change, open to unthinkable possibilities that could occur in the targeted market. The key element is to characterize your enterprise core business, what makes you get up in the morning and go to work, what products and services that excite you as a business practitioner.

Characterize your enterprise in the way that establishes the enthusiasm in what you do for a business that could easily relate to people around you. These people around you are the stakeholders of your consumer market. Stakeholder awareness, developing greater areas of consumer interest is the stuff that the marketer must learn to exploit to broaden their market, and establish a greater market. Growing this market to superior levels is how money is made.

Understanding comes in a couple of areas; the first area is your product function and consumer buying history. The second area is that your characterizing your enterprise, promotes the necessary change, to adjust your business inputs and outputs, to meet consumer needs. By characterizing your enterprise, you allow the opportunity to reposition your product brand to meet your product output and take advantage of innovation as it comes along. New technology provides opportunities for adjusted prices, exciting new promotions and encourages a new competitive advantage. A new competitive advantage becomes business’ new life blood.

What you will find is perhaps your product outputs will stay the same but the market mix will change. This change affects product price and how you promote your product going forward from this point in time.

Redefined your market position, sometimes it becomes necessary to rebrand or launch your product offering a second time. What is recommended, change the product name, the packing appearance, and adjust the marketing mix investment?

The consumer likes to change. The consumer likes new packaging; the consumer gets excited when engaging with the concept of fresh and new. Same product and service, with a facelift to re-enter the same market demands a substitution for the consumer excitement to continue. Consumer excitement is the stuff that makes everyone money!

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Saturday morning is both family time and work time, that equals learning time.

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With our busy schedules, making time, for all family functions is difficult. On this Saturday, I attended my daughter’s middle school cheerleading competition. Pinkerton Academy High School gym wooden bleacher, were fun to sit on, for two hours; honest. I watched nineteen different cheerleading squads from all over New Hampshire perform their well-rehearsed routines; it occurred to me that the performance resembled a well-planned manufacturing production line. The cheerleading squad process flow was almost perfect; each school team would line up to perform right on “queue“; with a sense of perfect harmony.

The process flow had no wasted moments it was indeed a well-thought-out production process. What was also very evident, the squads that performed visually, with smooth flowing progressive steps in their routine, received the highest competition scores. Squads that had visible breaks in their routine, with no clear flow had lower competition scores. The same visibility perception process is evident in a manufacturing production product that flows smoothly through the production system, cost less to make, and quality is better resulting in greater profits.

Who would have thought, a Saturday morning spent at a middle school cheerleading competition could become a manufacturing learning opportunity? A learning opportunity when applied to any business encourages business success quantifiable in a series of three steps.

1. The first step would be to focus on the visual aesthetics of the routine in your production system. Is this process flow visually pleasing, does it appear to flow smoothly through your production system, with little to no brakes between steps in the process flow?

2. The second part is studying the brakes in the production process routine. The production flows through your system, study the process brakes. Always target your process adjustments that promote smooth process step transitions.

3. The third part is looking for the first two parts being less than perfect. These results are visible in the form of large piles of uncompleted work in process, or signs of noticeable quantities of scrap and rework. Unfinished work, scrap, and rework are not cost effective means for your business, and always negatively impact the bottom line.

What else I discovered on this Saturday morning is that family time and work time equals learning time. To produce positive aesthetic routines in business results in a positive impact of your bottom-line. In addition, that the lessons you learn throughout your workday, throughout your family day can be applied to either, and are interchangeable. Live, learn and make a difference, the American Writer!

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Find the most business cultural savvy person to manage your corporate training!

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Corporate training requires someone skilled in adapting to unexpected change. Historically, companies do not spend a great deal of money on internal education processes. Funding for such internal educational processes is dependent on a business’s revenue and the overall profit margin. When you are not making money, a company does not spend money on training. A new mindset must emerge that for a company to be competitive in today’s volatile business markets, a very high-end dedicated sense of urgency must be reflected in corporate training. What is important to understand is that corporation’s number one resource is its people, and that people all learn in different ways, but they all share a common need for success that comes about from training.

In retrospect, a true training leader must be focused on the value of the training to the people under his or her educational care. Training must be used to adapt the company to the market. For that reason corporate training commitments must be focused, funded, and have the ability to be adaptive to the never-ending adjustments in business markets. Corporate training must be adaptable to the market’s priorities and reality for conducting business. The commitment to corporate training is even more important once you realize that training in today’s busy work environment of having to do more with fewer resources; it becomes even more important to train people quickly to meet the market needs the first time.

Therefore, the corporate trainer’s role must be to ensure that every moment of training has a very high ROI ratio for the employee as well as for the corporation. To ensure this happens. It becomes very important that corporation seeks out and hires the most business cultural savvy people to develop and deploy training throughout the corporation, and this becomes the best recipe for corporate training successes.

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The natural bridge to learning equals (=) business success!

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The Certified Manufacturing Practitioner (CMP) resiliency delivers the natural bridge to learning. The natural bridge between manufacturing and manufacturing scientists professional, and the knowledge gained becomes a natural trigger from which past lessons learned can dictate when a change in manufacturing strategy is needed to ensure success (Cortada, 2000).

The CMP credential promotes demonstrated knowledge and skills in leading and directing manufacturing processes and manufacturing teams to deliver quality products within the constraints of schedule, cost, and resources.

CMP becomes the natural bridge by forming sustainable manufacturing solutions, stimulating a heads-up display for observing market changes providing the means to respond, adapt, and capitalize on this market change. Leaders within an organization, who are willing to create a natural bridge across all segments of the manufacturing business, simply inspire success. Good leaders fueled by good business ethics creating examples to engage in successful practices (Agle, 2004).

Finding the balance in any company comes about by using holistic tools or proven business standards for promoting a common sense approach to business. Trouble occurs when these tools are not in balance (Dauch, 2006). This often occurs when one focuses on immediate profits instead of focusing on what is best for the future of the company.

Finding the balance can become possible by energizing leadership development in your company by instilling a repeatable tool based process that is easy to implement by using common sense. Common sense occurs when the process requirements come about in the form of lessons learned. Lessons learned, represent a critical role of CMP creating a natural bridge between the past, the present, and the future. With the help of CMP, common sense can become a foundation in business fueled by the natural bridge of learning once again. Business success becomes the natural by-product!

References

Agle, B. (2004). Leader in business ethics brings new knowledge to board. ONS News, 19(8), 1.

Cortada, J. W. (2000). The case for applied history in the world of Business: A call for action to historians. A Call for Action to Historians.” The Historian. Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, Inc. , 5(1), 5.

Dauch, R. (2006). Preparing tomorrow’s manufacturing workforce. Manufacturing Engineering. Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Retrieved October 23, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1061012161.html, 136(6), 18-19.

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