Coaching Your Executives and CEOs Into Their Jobs Increases Retention or Risk Losing Them

Coaching CEOs and executive is a vital step in order to help them become better leaders. If you are thinking why, it is because of the simple reason that coaching will facilitate leadership skills and also enhance problem solving aptitude. Not only will they be able to lead their employees, but will be capable of managing them better. Coaching will provide cutting edge strategies and understanding of management control from all perspectives.

Executive coaching can prove to be beneficial in the Australian mining industries as it aids in situations such as promotion and managerial change. Moreover, CEOs and executives are responsible in evaluating their employees on the basis of competency for promotion. If such situation is mishandled, then conflicts may arise in interpersonal relation, which might lead to resentment in the skilled workforce. So, it can be said that proper coaching enables managers to handle people strategically to retain them.

Why CEO and Executive Coaching?

Whether an employee or member of the management, thriving leaders always require regular transformation and progressive learning practices. With coaching, CEOs and executives can be rest assured that they are being trained to assist staffs to help gain the required knowledge and ability to function effectively within a shifting environment. Other reasons why CEOs and executives need training to retain are as follows, but of course not limited to:

· Worker management and leadership skills will help in further improvement

· With coaching they can be a greater asset to the industry

· Improved ability to react and think according to the scenario presented to them

· CEOs and executives would be more confident than ever before

Benefits of Caching

Coaching CEOs and executives comes with added advantages as they will learn the ropes of the trade in the organization. Additionally, coaching will help in enhanced professional skills, knowledge and also better self-esteem.

Additionally, they will also be educated on the insight of work culture and unrecorded rules of the industry along with empowerment. It is important that CEOs and executives learn to appreciate and support different viewpoints and behaviour of employees.

Coaching helps the upper management to understand their own business policies when they tend to develop new strategies for their employers. They should not think different other than the core value of the organization and this can be done only with proper knowledge. Therefore, coaching is vital to upper level administration in order to acquire the skills of retention in the mining industry of Australia

Survival Cache – Denominations

Most people know what a survival cache is, but if you do not, it is that stash of cash you keep hidden somewhere so that you and your family can survive; hence the term “survival cache” as opposed to survival cash.

Your survival cache needs to be a type of valuable that is negotiable in a situation where the worst case situation has happened. The Dollar or the Euro is as valuable as the pre-World War Two German Mark and they are measured by the pound and not the denomination.

The only real solution is to buy gold and silver and then use that as your survival cache, but it is not as easy as that. Take a few minutes and think about what the world would be like if your preparation of survivability for you and your family actually had to be implemented.

What kind of a place would we live in and what type of anarchy would rule for the few months or even years until the government got back on track? Truth, Justice and the American way only exist in America and only because of our rule of law will not allow people to run the streets like crazy people.

We do not let our elected officials abduct 13-year-old children and cut their parts off.

We do not let our elected officials shoot our citizens with live bullets.

We do not let our elected officials use rape as a weapon.

We are better than that and we do not allow it from anyone, especially if they are elected. That is why we are here in America and that is why everyone wants to come to America. They do not want to be here for free health care or education and they do not want to be here for lower taxes for sure; they want to be here because in America you can (normally) let your children play in the park.

There is a very real possibility that at some point, our society could stumble for a while and we may face some challenging times. This is when you will be happy you have a survival cache buried in your backyard somewhere.

If you have decided keeping a reserve is a good idea, now it is time to consider what that reserve should consist of. A 75 kilo block of gold the size of that free government cheese would be nice, but that would really be unusable. In a world where anarchy is the rule of law, you probably do not want anyone knowing you have that much gold anyway.

The average family of 4 would be able to survive quite well on about 1 ounce of silver per day which is coincidentally about the weight of $1.25 face value of silver U.S. coins. You will not be going out and buying a new house or car, but you will be eating and drinking well for sure.

Having a stash of a couple hundred dollars or so of silver coins is easy to hide and will be much easier to exchange if the time ever comes where they need to be used.

An Introduction to Geocaching

Basically, geocaching is a high-tech version of treasure hunting. Geocachers seek out hidden treasures utilizing GPS coordinates posted on the Internet by those hiding the cache. Using a Garmin® GPS unit, they then trek out into the backwoods or urban jungles to find the hiding spot of the cache. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. If the visitor takes something out of the cache, they are asked to leave something in return. For some, the biggest reward is the thrill of the search and the discovery of a place that they have never been. This growing outdoor sport has a simple set of rules, making it easy for anyone to play. The challenging part is finding the cache. Some caches have even been planted on mountainsides and underwater! Once geocachers find a cache, they follow these basic rules:

Fill out the logbook.
Take something out of the cache.
Put something in the cache.
Return the cache to the exact position and condition in which it was found.

Caches typically consist of a waterproof container discreetly placed within the local terrain. The container will include a logbook and any number of more or less valuable items such as toys, books, money, jewelry, trinkets, etc. You never know what the founder or other visitors of the cache may have left for you to enjoy. Be sure to fill out the logbook with the date and time you visit the cache and leave something in return. Choose a GPS unit. You will need a Garmin GPS unit to help you find or mark cache locations and Internet access for finding or sharing the coordinates. Garmin offers an impressive array of products for geocachers. GARMIN 12-channel units have an accuracy of less than 15 meters (49ft), and less than 3 meters (10 ft.) on WAAS-capable models. In general, features to look for when purchasing a GPS unit to geocache include:

Lightweight and compact – makes it easier to carry (look for a wrist strap too!).
Waterproof – caches can be hidden under or near water.
Long battery life, a must for those hard-to-find, remote caches.
Waypoint storage – will hold more cache locations.
Screen readability – should be easy to read in daylight and at night.

Advanced features which make it even easier for you to find that big cache include:

WAAS-enabled – means your GPS unit will give you better position accuracy – within 3 meters (10 feet) 95% of the time.
Built-in Compass – convenient and comes in handy when you get within 100 feet of your cache.
Altimeter – shows how high up you are for those vertically hidden caches.
Mapping Capabilities – makes it easier to navigate when you can download maps to your unit and see the terrain.
An external antenna for use under heavy tree cover or difficult terrains.

Finding a cache, once you have a GPS unit, you will need to go online to start finding cache locations or report a cache that you have created. Literally thousands are out there go to geocaching.com to find them. Geocache responsibly. Garmin is committed to protecting the environment. they strive to make the safest, most planet-friendly products and encourage others to use their products responsibly. Please seek permission before geocaching on private or public lands.

Geocaching can have an unintended impact on the earth’s natural resources and result in trampled vegetation, damaged habitats and destruction of parks’ historical and cultural resources. Placing a cache on lands administered by the National Park Service (NPS) is illegal without first obtaining permission. Please contact your local park to obtain a special use permit or inquire about sites designated for geocaching on park property. Help make geocaching an educational and entertaining experience while preserving our environment for future generations of geocachers to come!

Parenting Your Gifted Child

Although I usually write about pregnancy, birth and parenting the young child, a friend asked a question the other day about educational options for her gifted four year-old. Sometimes as I write about breastfeeding, talking to your child, reading to them and the other child-centered techniques, I almost feel as if I should place a warning box on my articles: CAUTION the prolonged and continued use of these parenting tips may result in children and teens who are both highly intelligent and extremely non-compliant. As a result I have dealt with various GT (gifted & talented) programmes and options in the US and bemoaned the lack of adequate ones in the UK.

With my four older children we home-schooled them until my oldest was 10 and the youngest was 6. When my oldest went into public school it was in a highly competitive university town and he was tops of his class from the beginning…well above his peers. With him, we supplemented his education with extra-curricular activities including competitive swimming and scouts. When we later moved to Houston, he was in the highest stream, but as you say…coasted. He did high school in CA and did not do his best. But he is now doing well in his second year at Goldsmith’s. The lesson I learned with him was – good is not good enough.

My 20 year old daughter was not GT, just an over-achiever. She was the exact opposite of her brother – she worked her ass off to do what came easy to them. She did though qualify for a special extra-curricular project through Duke University. She enjoyed it very much. And in her final year of HS she took several AP courses. But when she came to the UK, it has been hard. She came in mid-year and could not get into school. She went to college here and got a CACHE Level 2 certificate. She is now working and plans to go to university here as soon as she can qualify for home fees.

My 17 year old son is a problem child. He is GT – to the max. He began to read at 4 – just by watching my ex home-school the other kids. He entered 1st grade miles ahead of the others. At one point I even removed him from the school he was in and asked for an intra-district transfer to a school in a wealthier area…thinking it would challenge him. He now informs me that he was horribly picked on by those kids and hated it. He was involved in a GT program through the school district that had him taken out of class one day each week and given special instruction with his peers. When my husband and I divorced, he stayed with his dad for a few years…and coasted. Then when he moved to California with me, he was the only 10th grader who had ever been enrolled in not one but two AP courses. Then we moved to the UK. Even though he was in the best state school in our area…and their top stream…it was ridiculously easy. He has gotten into the habit of placing friends above studies…and frustrates the bejesus out of me.

My seven year old son is also hell on wheels. His birthday is late November and California schools have a 1st December cut off for enrollment. His father and I argue over his education. His dad wanted to hold him back and place him with kids closer to his emotional age. I wanted him to take advantage of his birthday and be placed ahead…more academically suited to him. I won. But even though he is almost a year younger than most of the kids in his class, he is still the highest in everything. Of course, his father was right too. He drives his teacher absolutely nuts…because he does not have the emotional maturity to match his intellect. I have to keep reminding them this was to be expected and that won’t come until middle school or later. He is currently being tested for a programme with Johns Hopkins that his older cousin is in. That program would (like the Duke project and the district one that my 17 year old went to) take him out of class and place him with his peers one day a week. It would also provide unparalleled summer opportunities. His cousin went to Hawaii to study vulconology last summer.

In complete honesty the only reason I agree with my husband about returning to the US is for our daughter’s education. I think that the special projects such as those available in the US are worth the move back.

So what has twenty-two years, six children and numerous schools and districts, taught me about parenting the GT child? Below are a few tips that I think will serve you well when looking out for the best interests of your special person:

Do a bit of research…the programmes run by the higher education centers such as Duke and Johns Hopkins not only offer great summer options but often guarantee early admissions to their schools for those completing them. They are priceless.

Learn to demand what your child needs…Lest it sound like bragging I also had a special needs child. The sad thing about the education system was that I had an IEP (Individual Education Plan) for him each year…and was guaranteed by law that he would receive any special services he needed. With my GT kids, I have to fight to get them the challenging material they need just as much.

Listen to your child…Even very young ones can let you know through their actions that something is wrong. For me, I have a hard time reprimanding my boys for talking in class because their work is done…they are bored to tears…what else are they to do. I know that may seem harsh but the system is not serving them.

Consider other options…Extremely gifted students simply do not fit the education system. Albert Einstein did horrid in school. Bill Gates dropped out of college. Is it possible to find a private or magnet school specifically for this child? What about a radical approach such as Montessori? And I strongly feel that sometimes home-schooling is the best option for GT kids. It allows you to tailor learning to those subjects they want to explore while covering everything else as well because they are not sitting in classroom waiting for others to finish. If things do not improve for my seven year old with the Hopkins program, I will be speaking to his father about that…same with my two-year old daughter.

But never let your child give up. It is not easy being the smart one. But this world counts on those same people to change it. With my older children, we had a saying…Born to raze (destroy) hell.