2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Commitment to customers and employees is at the core of every successful businessA surprising revelation from former Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally: “There are more important things than picking out a car.”“It’s too easy to get it in our heads that it’s all about us,” Mulally said Monday during Monday’s Executive Series session at the America’s Credit Union Conference and World Credit Union Conference in Denver. “But it’s not about us. It’s an honor to serve. The biggest change in mindset is moving from ‘I’ to ‘we.’”He said commitment is at the core of every successful business. “You have to commit to each other, with the idea that we’ll do whatever it takes to succeed. If your work environment isn’t safe, you won’t have high performance.”Consistency is another key to leadership success, Mulally said. “The most important thing as a leader is consistency of purpose—not changing the plan every week. Then everyone is in one place and knows what to do.” continue reading »
The New Zealand Herald July 4 2013Sixty per cent of parents of Kiwi preschoolers are concerned at the amount of TV advertising targeting their children, a study has found.This is despite strict rules which bar advertising during peak viewing times for preschoolers on free-to-air channels.The Otago University survey of 160 Dunedin parents found 96 per cent restrict their preschoolers’ TV viewing, and 60 per cent were concerned about their children watching advertising.Worries included fears that advertising encouraged materialism, pressured parents to buy products, promoted values at odds with family values and was unethical because young children could not distinguish fact from fiction.Study author Dr Leah Watkins said the research was the first in New Zealand to investigate TV marketing aimed at preschool-aged children.Overseas studies have shown that children as young as 3 can identify popular brands.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10894658
By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. – At long last, Dodge City Raceway Park fires back to life Saturday night, May 30.And in grand style it will be with the powerful NCRA Sprint Cars along with DCRP championship chase action for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.Saturday’s green flag flies at 7:30 p.m.Clay Sellard and Michael Pepper will try to stay perfect in DCRP competition after both going two-for-two in the opening pair of events for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, respectively.Jeremy Sigler and Jeff Kaup have split wins thus far in IMCA SportMod action. Matt O’Hair topped the most recent IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event.Saturday’s tilt at DCRP, the first action since April 25 following a May 9 rainout, kicks off a run of six consecutive weekends of competition at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.General admission tickets to Saturday’s action are $20 for adults, with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $30.