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Goals Statement

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Goals Statement couldn't believe my eyes. After all the wrapping paper lie strewn on the floor, I held in my hands the best present I had ever received. It wasn't a Game Boy or a new CD: it was a book called "Chemistry for Kids," and it came with a small lab set. I wasted no time, and immediately set out to perform my first experiments. I felt high as I gathered ordinary household items and watched them change into new forms of matter. My very first experiment was a success, and a practical one, too: I made my very own toothpaste. No many people can say they made toothpaste when they were ten years old, yet with the help of a simple chemistry set and a few materials I found around the house, I experienced newfound joy in my daily ablutions before school.

My homemade toothpaste became a great…… [Read More]

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Goal By Goldratt Science Is

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The third is "queue time" ("the time the part spends in line for a resource while the resource is busy working on something else ahead of it"); and four is "wait time" (the time any part waits "for another part so they can be assembled together).

hat Jonah also made clear to Alex is that the old formula ("economical batch quantity" - EBQ) has "a number of flawed assumptions underlying it (232). And therefore, by using the newer strategy - of reducing batch sizes by 50 per cent - it has meant (233) faster delivery, more sales, shorter lead times, and the ability to increase bonuses because sales are up.

The good news too is that (235) by making the adjustments - changing from the old way of doing things to more efficient strategies - Alex's plant is now ale to predict "to within twenty-four hours one way or the…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Goldratt, Eliyahu, and Cox, Jeff. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement. New Haven,

CT: North River Press, 1992.
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Vision Statement Discuss the Way Vision Was

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Vision Statement

Discuss the way vision was used at Mentor Graphics.

At Mentor Graphics Corporation, the created vision had several components, which might be regarded as questionable in terms of effectiveness. First, the vision was "unarticulated," meaning that, at best, the vision was not even a statement as such. Instead, it is likely that most employees and managers were not as such aware of the vision statement, but rather had little more than a vague notion of what the company aimed to do. The second component of the developing vision was to "Beat Daisy." In addition to being somewhat vague, this statement is also reactive to the products of others rather than focusing on the goals of Mentor Graphics Corporation itself.

McCarthy (2009), however, provides some good advice on creating an effective vision statement. The first requirement is to determine what the company would like to achieve in the future.…… [Read More]

References

Constandse, R. (2011). Writing a Compelling Vision Statement. Retrieved from:  http://www.timethoughts.com/goalsetting/vision-statements.htm 

Maurer, R. (2011). How to Create a Vision (or Compelling Goal) Statement. Retrieved from:  http://www.rickmaurer.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/CreatingVision.pdf 

McCarthy, D. (2009, Jul. 25). How to Create a Shared Vision Statement. Great Leadership. Retrieved from:  http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/2009/07/how-to-create-shared-vision-statement.html 

Mindtools.com. (2012) Mission Statements and Vision Statements. Retrieved from: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_90.htm
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Goal of This Upcoming Project Is to

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goal of this upcoming project is to start, build, and nurture a new business by the name of Choice Spring LLC. This new business venture will be located and centered in Towson, Maryland. Essentially, the business will be a financial resource for the community and those in need of appropriate financial planning and guidance. In the current contemporary environment, so many people have fallen on hard financial times. Many now struggle to find a legitimate resource that will help them and guide them towards a more stable financial future. The financial problems of the community at large present an opportunity for this business venture to provide essential services needed by those looking for financial assistance and guidance. The company is structured around a primary goal to help individuals, families, and even small businesses attain their own unique financial goals and meet their financial needs stay competitive and stable in an…… [Read More]

References

Harker, Patrick T. & Zenios, Stravos. (1998). What drives the performance of financial institutions? Financial Institutions Center. Wharton School. University of Pennsylvania. Web.  http://fic.wharton.upenn.edu/fic/papers/98/9821.pdf 

Office of Workforce Information & Performance. (2010). Maryland Job Market Update. Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. Web. http://www.doleta.gov/Performance/results/AnnualReports/2010_economic_reports/md_economic_report_py2010.pdf

Partridge, Katharine, Jackson, Charles, Wheeler, David, & Zohar, Asaf. (2005). Stakeholder Engagement Manual: Vol 1 The Guide to Practitioner's Perspectives on Stakeholder Engagement. Stakeholder Research Associates. Web.  http://www.accountability.org/images/content/2/0/207.pdf 

Showcase.com. (2013). Featured office space for lease in Towson, MD. Baltimore County. Web.  http://www.showcase.com/Towson/Towson__Office-Space-for-Lease
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Statement of Intent

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Letter of Intent: Personal Statement

To College of ____ Admissions Committee,

I am applying for the Master's degree in the School of Social Work, because I truly believe that it is my life's calling to make people's lives better by helping them with their daily struggles through practical help and techniques for self-empowerment. This is no easy task for either party, but I believe that if both parties are committed to the task of improvement and the task of making things better, then all things are possible. The strengths that I bring to this endeavor are a full commitment, a tremendous amount of empathy, and practical experience and theories under my belt to work for concerted improvements for other people.

Imagine that you have had the social work career of your dreams. Now, you have retired and written an autobiography.

I've been extremely blessed and fortunate to have a long…… [Read More]

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Goal of Indiana Students Reading

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Clickers/esponses Phonics Lesson

Phonics Long Vowel - Silent e Lesson Plan for Special Education

Objectives:

Students will recognize and say words that follow the c-v-c-e and v-c-e rule where the first vowel is a long vowel and the final e is silent. By using the Clickers/esponses as a classroom game they will utilize them after hearing the correct sounds.

Students with the will be able to spell and write out some basic long vowel words that have c-v-c-e and v-c-e spelling patterns and will use the Clickers/esponses when they hear the right sound.

About the Concept:

There are several regular long vowel spelling patterns in the English language. The c-v-c-e pattern (consonant-vowel-consonant-final e) is a long vowel spelling pattern which occurs quite frequently in early reading and spelling. Essentially, the phonics rule for this design mentions that when a vowel and final e are separated by a single consonant, the…… [Read More]

References:

Indiana Standards. (2010, March 3). Retrieved from Learniing Connection:  https://learningconnection.doe.in.gov/Standards/About.aspx?art=11 

Classroom Resources. (2012, September 5). Retrieved from ReadWritethink:  http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/ 

Elementary K-5 Writing Curriculum. (2012, September 5). Retrieved from Melrose Public Schools: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:aLFi5i1eLl4J:www.melroseschools.com/lincoln/MPS_Writing_Curriculum_K_5.pdf+writing+curriculum+for+elementary&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShGXpwCDU3mdB2rQVO2e3Dav6AgQn-3Ng2vDjsDa_f50Pd5k8wDn4zmQH2cTwV3P7kAA2v9zu

Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests® Online. (2012, September 5). Retrieved from Online reading test: http://www.riversidepublishing.com/products/gmrtOnline/index.html
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Goals of Corrections the Objective

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Just as clearly no individual who is logical would consider Charles Manson or Theodore undy as eligible profiles for the restorative justice program or even for rehabilitation program or indeed of any other than imprisonment or death by execution There are however, very potentially productive, useful, and worthy individuals who are shuffled into the correction system due to their inability to hire a lawyer or lack of knowledge concerning their rights to having representation appointed to them that with education and knowledge or skills acquisition can be successfully rehabilitation or restored to society and within the community. Recently there has been documented an additional strategy in criminal justice corrections which is described as a 'transformational' process and is a cognitive-behavioral approach in treatment.

RECOMMENDATIONS for FUTURE CORRECTIONS

Cognitive behavioral approaches are being used in transforming the dysfunctional thinking of the individual. The work of Mahoney and Lyddon (1988) relate approximately…… [Read More]

Bibliography

MacKenzie, DL and Hickman, LJ (1998) What Works in Corrections? An Examination of the Effectiveness of the Type of Rehabilitation Programs Offered by Washington State Department of Corrections. Submitted to: The State of Washington Legislature joint audit and review committee. Crime Prevention effectiveness Program - Dept. Criminology and Criminal Justice. Online available at http://www.ccjs.umd.edu/corrections/What%20Works%20In%20Corrections.htm

Van Ness, DW (nd) Restorative Justice in Prisons. Session 204: The Practice of Restorative Justice in Prison Reform. PFI Centre for Justice and Reconciliation. Prison Fellowship International. Online available at http://www.restorativejustice.org/editions/2005/july05/2005-06-21.9036003387.

Complexity of the Social Contract (2001) Prisoner Life Online available at http://www.prisonerlife.com/s_writings6.cfm.

Erikson, Kai. Wayward Puritans. New York: John Wiley, 1966.
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Statement of Purpose for a MA in Communications

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Communications -- Personal Statement

Say the word 'communications,' and immediately people think of the written or the spoken word. They think of a page of newspaper, a conversation with a friend. But corporate communications encompasses so much more than merely the verbal exchange of ideas.

Corporate communications is kinesthetic. Through my work at my current place of business, Alcoa I communicate by email to all Alcoans worldwide, regarding the Earthwatch program, including its guidelines and the application process. Earthwatch expeditions are hands-on efforts designed to add to the knowledge of Alocan personnel to give them personal knowledge of the different needs that must be met to build a sustainable future. My communication efforts for this program are personal as well as technical, and facilitate the communications process between employees on a personal level, and for the fifteen individuals ultimately chosen to become a part of the program, on a physical…… [Read More]

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Statement of Purpose for Phd in Public Health

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working with a diverse population of Native Americans, Hispanics, and other individuals in the prison systems and public clinics of this country, I have come to two, crucial conclusions. Firstly, that the currently cost-strapped environment of the national health care system cries out for innovative financial and sociological solutions. Secondly, I believe I require further education in the field of public health to accomplish my goals in seeking to remedy the systemic abuses I have personally witnessed in my own, current capacity as a physician's assistant. These two crucial reasons combine and fuse in my desire to pursue a PhD at Walden in the field of public health.

"Physician, heal thyself," goes the famous quotation -- and indeed, I have sought to heal my own gaps of knowledge through continually educating myself in the technical innovations of the medical field and of the current state of public health in America.…… [Read More]

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Statement of Purpose for MBA Program

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academic and professional experiences have made me realize that strengths and creativities are the major tools to become a leader. I have also come to understand that majority of successful leaders build their skills from strong academic backgrounds. Realization of these important facts makes to apply for MBA program at Saint Leo University to draw diverse academic experiences to assist me reaching my goal. I have just completed my master's degree in Social Work and my professional goal is to become a director of a hospital. I am applying for the MBA program to accumulate a body of knowledge in theoretical and application of business concepts in solving the real world problems. My previous education and professional experiences have enhanced my greater understanding about the management of social and health problems, nevertheless, the MBA program will assist me to solve complex business problems in healthcare organizations.

I finished my first…… [Read More]

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Statement of Purpose for Applying for Msc of Bioengineering

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passion for the Biomedical Engineering field and wish to pursue it as my career. What separates my interest of Biomedical Engineering apart from the rest of the engineering field is its focus on medicine, and therefore, people. The ever changing medical field allows for the constant challenge that I thrive for in a work environment.

I originally became interested in the Biomedical Engineering field when participating in a project in my junior high school health class. Before that moment, I was unaware of the possibilities I might have for such a field. After initially learning about the field, I studiously read books and magazines about what advancements had been made in Biomedical Engineering until I was finally able to be accepted for and complete my internship with an MRI division of a hospital.

I am recent graduate from the LIST YOUR PROGRAM at LIST YOUR UNIVERSITY, where I was able…… [Read More]

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Goal Is Not a Strategy

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He also held weekly cookouts and he stood in line with all the crew to show he was on equal footing for that day.

Peter Drucker

One of Abrashoff's heroes was Peter Drucker, often referred to as the "father" of the modern management theory. Drucker predicted the emergence of the innovative knowledge worker -- the kind of talented employee that electronics firms hire as often as they can -- and he developed a management style that sought to "…embrace team members' creativity and intellectual contributions," according to M.E. Oss, writing in Behavioral Healthcare. Drucker developed the idea of decentralizing the workplace, and viewing the workplace as a "human community" that should be built on full trust and deep respect for the worker, not just a place where profit is the sole motive (Byrne, et al., 2005). Drucker treated the workers as "assets" rather than "liabilities" and long before other management…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Abrashoff, Michael D. (2002). it's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn

Ship in the Navy. New York: Warner Books.

Alic, John a., and Harris, Martha Caldwell. (1986). Employment lessons from the electronics

Industry. Monthly Labor Review, 27-31.
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Statement of Purpose Finance

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Career Objectives

Pursuing an MS in Finance is the first step toward beginning the rest of my life. I am excited to be this close to graduating from college and taking the next step, entering graduate school. I am pleased about moving closer to launching my career and about exploring the possibilities that lie ahead. This Statement of Purpose discusses my progress to this point and my plans for the future, and considers how an MS in Finance will help me achieve my goals.

Because I understand that a Masters degree does not automatically qualify me for career advancement, I want to pursue realistic goals, and that includes personal satisfaction. Whenever I have considered my long-term educational plans, I always thought in terms of a Masters degree, and possibly even a doctorate. So obtaining a masters degree will satisfy one long-term goal and put me in position to pursue another…… [Read More]

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Statement of Goals

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matriculated at ____ College/University without a very clear idea of my academic goals. I felt young and a bit naive when I entered university, but through experience and hard work I have matured and gained focus. Like many first and second year students, I took the required courses without a clear idea of what my major would eventually be. However, knowing that I wanted to solidify my career goals, I decided that I would find my niche. With the future as a blank slate, I pursued various majors until I found that I was drawn to the sports industry.

My grades, which had suffered a bit due to my having to work full time while in college, improved immediately after I realized how clear my path had become. I trail blazed, determined to complete my degree on a high note. I became more interested in internships with professional organizations that…… [Read More]

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Statement of Purpose in Diversity Law Program

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Personal Statement in Diversity Law Program

The Chinese-Americans are among the most successful minority in the United States, yet, they are the most discriminated and under-represented minority group in the United States. According to the 2010 census, the Chinese-American population was 3.8 million approximately 1.2% of the overall American population. Between 2000 and 2010, the Chinese-American population increased by 43%. Despite the population changes, the Chinese-American born in the United States are still underrepresented in the U.S. corporate affair because of their low English proficiency.

The major driving force that makes me pursuing the master's law program and focusing on the diversity of the Chinese-American born in the United States is based on my profound interest in the diversity law and my intent in solving problems related to the diversity. Thus, it is extremely important to address the diversity problem facing the Chinese-American based on their population increase in the…… [Read More]

My interest in law is to enhance my greater understanding in the area of diversity jurisdiction to alleviate the problem that many Chinese-Americans are facing in term of discrimination and bias that might affect their well-being in the United States. Since I had been in college, my preoccupation was to devise a the strategy to improve the diversity of Chinese-American in all professions in the United States because many headline news still revealed how the Chinese-American was being underrepresented in many professions such as law, healthcare, teaching, and other corporate affairs.

The Chinese-Americans contribute to the American economy significantly through their entrepreneurship and purchasing power. More than one million Chinese-American businesses employ more than one million Americans and deliver sales and receipts of nearly $500 billion projected reaching $775 Billion before the end of 2016. Despite the immense contribution of Chinese-American into the American economy, the Chinese-American are still underrepresented in the health insurance coverage. I will likely to pursue my master degree in law and after finishing my law degree, I will like to work in the corporate legal environment to promote diversity in the law field in the future. My major goal after finishing my law program is to offer an immense contribution in the law field and to the understanding of the diversity that will assist in solving diversity problems among the Chinese America, born in the United States. Moreover, my major objective is to enhance equality and diversity among the Chinese-Americans. Typically, the equal opportunities initiatives are very critical within the workplace to enhance equal access to services. My goal is also to make the Chinese-Americans having equal access to employment as well as educational opportunities in different organizations. Essentially, the law plays an important role in maximizing the individual uniqueness through the application of the diversity initiatives. My accumulated knowledge in law will assist me to promote trust and confidence among Chinese-American born in the United States.

These unique interests in diversity have made me applying for the master program in your acclaimed university. I intend to write an extensive research paper on law related to under-representation of Chinese-American to enhance a body of knowledge of the academic community and the business community. My research contribution will benefit academic community especially the field of law. While attaining my cherished goal through my academic pursuit, nevertheless, the graduate law program will enhance my accumulated body of knowledge in solving the diversity problems among the Chinese-Americans. I will also make a substantial contribution to the business communities and enhance their greater understanding on the strategy to apply diversity in the workplace.
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Statement of Intent

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acceptance to the Master of Architecture Program at Arizona State University.

A graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Phoenix in 2004 with a BFA in Interior Design.

My passion for architecture and design dates back to my childhood. I have amassed through the years quite a collection of antique design books and magazines, picking them whenever I could at flea markets and second-hand book stores. It is fascinating to observe how good design never loses its charm and function, no matter the age of the building or decor. Moreover, the elements of good design are repeated from one era to another regardless of the overall character.

I have always been a hard worker and taken pride in my accomplishments. Moreover, I enjoy the process of achievement and success, such as transforming ideas and thoughts onto paper in the anticipation of someday seeing my creations come to life. The…… [Read More]

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Statement of Fellowship and Career Objective

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Fellowship and Career Objective

Throughout more than seven years of service to the healthcare industry, working in an administrative capacity as a liaison between insurance providers, patients and third-party payers, I have dedicated my professional life to the provision of medical services via the managed care industry. While working to maintain regular lines of communication with case managers, social workers, management staff, outside agencies and various hospital departments, the opportunity to immerse myself in the logistical operations of a major health care provider has proven to be invaluable. Performing fundamental duties that are integral to the successful delivery of health care services, from the identification of barriers to reimbursement via benefit investigations to determining patient eligibility for non-profit foundations, has provided me with a comprehensive base of knowledge and skills. Rather than rest on my proverbial laurels, however, I have committed myself to the task of parlaying this initial experience…… [Read More]

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Statement of Interest for Health Care Administration Fellowship

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speak French (this fulfill the requirement of a foreign language) and find that it matches all my interests perfectly in that I have an interest in Practice Management; an Interest in an Administrative Fellowship; and an Interest in academic medicine. I am a pmp candidate. I also have seven years of IT experience with an emphasis on Business Analysis and will shortly be graduating with a Masters in Health Care Administration informatics.

I am attracted to the offer of the Fellowship in that it promises to provide me with the education and practical experience necessary to successfully establish a career in international healthcare management and administration. I have the technical know-how and extensive informatics experience; now I need the practical general experience. The Fellowship offers to give me this through real-time, hands-on operational experiences in top international healthcare institutions -- and this is fantastic since it will bring me into…… [Read More]

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Statement of Purpose for Human Resource Management and International Development Graduate Program

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upbringing the most influential contributor to the achievements I have made so far, and to those I intend to make in future. I have, since childhood, valued and used as guiding principles the family-instilled tenets of good thoughts, good deeds and good works. Not only do I enjoy serving others, but I always strive to ensure that I do so in the best possible way. To this end, I have been exposed to a wide range of diverse experiences, to which I can attribute my liking for diversity, which is also the most distinguishing characteristic I possess. ll these factors have been key in broadening my outlook and getting me equipped with different levels of knowledge over a range of topics -- especially those relevant to my career.

s a freshman, I chose law because I believe in the rule of law -- and would like to be actively involved…… [Read More]

After graduating from law school in 2009, I secured a customer service job in a bank; a position I held for over two years. It provided a unique opportunity for me to gain insight into the ethics surrounding the corporate world, including during the period of Recession, when there was high uncertainty surrounding the recruitment and sustenance of employees. I observed that management-employee relations deteriorate during such economically-challenging periods, and felt the strong urge to make a difference.

I am a diligent person who values success, but also appreciates the fact that success is only achieved through effort. My attention to detail is my greatest strength, and caring for others my greatest passion.

I do not blind myself to the fact that there will be a host of other well-qualified applicants. I however hold the strong belief that because of my commitment, personal experiences, and passion for excellence, I would make an excellent addition to my class.
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My Goals for the Next Five Years

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Smart Goals

My Goals For The Next Five Years

Setting goals: SMART

Setting goals is an important part of moving forward in life. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." Of course, all of us would like to fly forward and reach our goals easily. But often long-term goals take a great deal of work to achieve, and are the cumulation of a series of short-term goals that are undertaken step-by-step. My ultimate personal goal in life is to be a good mother to my son and to financially as well as personally support him on his journey to becoming a pilot while I pay off my house. My long-term academic goal is to complete my major successfully. I am studying to be…… [Read More]

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Committed to Achieving My Goal of Becoming

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committed to achieving my goal of becoming an accountant. I will do everything in my power to ensure that I achieve the educational background necessary to become an accountant. I will also ensure that I learn the ethical and moral roles associated with accounting, to prepare me for dealing with clients.

My long-term goals are a hybrid of personal and professional goals. Therefore, my five-year goals are drawn from both aspects of my life. My first goal is to obtain my bachelor degree in accounting. My second goal is to become certified as a Certified Public Examiner and a Certified Forensic Accountant. My third goal is to find my first job working with an accounting organization where I would be in an auditing position. The fourth goal is to use the background experience from that first job to find a job opportunity in one of the cities were I would…… [Read More]

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Utsa Personal Statement it Is With Great

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UTSA Personal Statement

It is with great pleasure that I prepare this personal statement as part of my application to the University of Texas at San Antonio. As a recognized leader in business educational programs, UTSA represents what I like best about the possibilities of international business management: the chance to use quality and practical business applications in the growing world of global business opportunities.

I had the chance as a young person to live in two different cultures, Indonesia and Australia. Being in those countries gave me the chance to appreciate and understand more about how different people of the world see their situations. While I was very young when I lived in these locations, my family values and other travels have given me the chance to learn more about and respect the kinds of differences I feel influenced by. As such, I want to make sure that my…… [Read More]

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Personal Statement Like Millions of

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I want to design software for cell phones, or for iPads, or the Kindle, or any of the many technologies that are being manufactured today. There is a technological revolution going on in this country, and it has been going on since the advent of the Internet and personal computers.

But today, it excites me to think of the jobs that are going to be coming available as more and more companies get into developing and manufacturing mobile devices. Just a few years ago it seemed like a miracle that wireless technology was beginning to emerge. Having a phone to carry around and use instead of stepping into a germ-laden telephone booth was amazing to everyone then. But look where that technology has come since then!

Today phones like the iPhone are amazingly versatile. They are still cameras, video cameras, computers, editors and you can hear your favorite music on…… [Read More]

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Personal Statement During My Third Year of

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Personal Statement

During my third year of my undergraduate studies in mathematics I was struggling to stay attentive to my required courses. Although I deeply enjoy mathematics and mathematics theory, I was finding that much of my academic time was being spent studying theories and abstract material. I also found that I couldn't discuss my work with many of my friends outside of my major because the topics were not relatable. After experience some deep frustration during my first term, I enrolled in an Operations Research course and from the first day of class, and I enjoyed the course material and the very practical mathematics applications we discussed and read about. I began learning about topics that connected mathematical analysis to concrete issues in the financial and technology industries, and for the first time I saw how my coursework related to many current events. My near-perfect grade in the course…… [Read More]

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Personal Statement University Waterloo I'm Applying

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personal statement University Waterloo . I'm applying Mathematics (Co-op Regular ) . Please write essay stating reasons choosing program waterloo 1. Education Goals 2. Interest chosen programs

My life experiences have come to define who I am today and the choices that I am currently making reflect my background. From a very young age I realized that I enjoy studying and applying formal sciences and this practically influenced me to achieve better results in these fields, as I enjoy doing what I like and this felt natural. Whenever someone questioned me about my degree or about how I saw my future I always responded by saying a joke involving mathematics hoping that the respective individual would immediately understand that this particular domain is very important for me.

Many people in the contemporary society tend to ignore the importance of mathematics because of its "cooler" counterparts. With technology experiencing significant advancement…… [Read More]

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Leadership Path Goal Theory the Boy Scouts

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Leadership Path Goal Theory

The Boy Scouts" using the "path- goal theory

Leadership theories

Path Goal Theory

Explain how the theory works and include an example

Explain the effect of power and influence that leaders have on followers in the organization

Are the followers receptive?

Would you recommend another strategy?

Transformational Leadership

Transactional Leadership

Evaluate the role of transformational and transformational leadership in the organization

Effectiveness of transformational and transactional leadership in the organization

Examples

Assess the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader within the organization

Explain how the leadership supports vision, mission, and strategy in the organization

If you were the leader in the organization, what would you change and why?

Conclusion

eferences

Introduction:

The leadership theories are different in their relevance and approach, however, the importance of effective leadership cannot be undermined in operations of a successful organization. The boy scouts and other military organizations also…… [Read More]

References:

Bolman, L.G., & Deal, T.E. (2011). Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice and leadership. USA: Jossey-Bass.

Samson, D., & Daft, R.L. (2009). Fundamentals of management. Australia: Cengage Learning.

Winkler, I. (2010). Contemporary leadership theories. USA: Springer.
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Personal and Professional Goals Higher

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Despite the fact I was preparing students for a standardized exam, I take pride in the fact that I tried to grasp what unique pedagogical strategies were required to enable them to master the material.

A seek further education in developmental psychology and general educational theory to build upon my natural strengths as an educator and communicator. My experiences have been diverse, spanning all grades as a substitute teacher in a variety of areas as well as my preparatory work with adult GED students. This exposure to students in a wide range of developmental stages has helped me see how the learning process develops over time, as basic skills make a foundation for students to learn new concepts. But sometimes, if these core concepts are lacking, a teacher can learn to help the student remedy past academic deficits. I have also worked as a tutor on a one-on-one basis with…… [Read More]

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Education - Philosophy Statement of

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Part of that includes instilling in students an intellectual curiosity, receptivity to learning through genuine understanding, and definitions of professional success that are motivated by positive aspirations rather than by overcompensation impulses triggered by negative assumptions, messages, or early experiences. In addition to ensuring basic literacy and computational skills required by adults in society, modern primary education must dedicate itself to producing graduates who have discovered their greatest intellectual abilities and developed a genuine interest in a specific academic and/or vocational application of those aptitudes and interests in a manner most conducive to their long-term fulfillment and (ideally) to their optimal benefit to their families and communities in adulthood.

Toward that end, modern education must adapt to the wealth of empirical evidence that traditional methodologies (such as passive lecture and rote memorization, in particular) are comparatively ineffective at achieving the highest goals of education in society. Specifically, as society becomes…… [Read More]

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Philosophy of Teaching Statement I Have Heard

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Philosophy of Teaching Statement

I have heard people compare teaching to shining a light into the darkness. I like this analogy, because teachers certainly do bring light to the darkness. However, I do not think such a statement is strong enough. When I hear that statement, I picture a person in the woods, leading a bunch of people, holding the only flashlight. Yes, that person is a leader. Yes, that person is illuminating the darkness. However, that person is retaining all of the power and control in the scenario. The person holding the flashlight decides what to illuminate, and what to leave dark. In the woods, such an oversight could mean missing a threat, like a bear, or an opportunity, like berries. In real life, such intentional or accidental oversight could mean depriving students of an opportunity to enrich themselves through knowledge.

Therefore, rather than hoping to act as a…… [Read More]

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Four Goals of Psychology

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Goals of Psychology

Psychologists in various areas of specialty put emphasis on different behavioral aspects though often with similar goals, that of getting acquainted to the human behavior. The paper will look at these four goals of psychology as well as an example of a study created that would help elaborate on each of these four goals of psychology. These four goals of psychology are to describe behavior, to explain behavior, to predict behavior and to control behavior.

Describe behavior

This involves the naming and classification of a behavior that is displayed by an individual or a group of people. A description is normally based on careful, systematic procedure carried out which is a contrast to the haphazard description that may be put forth without backing of well researched data. Description is important as it clarifies the phenomenon under study and it is only after a description of the phenomena…… [Read More]

References

Pastorino, E., & Doyle-Portillo, S. (2013). What is psychology ? essentials. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
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Person Statement Our Attitude Toward

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Most importantly, I want to return to my father at least a fraction of what he has given to me in education and encouragement. If it were not for his decision to home school me, I would not have been where I am today, and most likely I would have set less ambitious longer-term goals.

A graduated my home schooling career with honors, earned extra credits, and achieved all the goals I set for myself. I did this entirely by self-directed scholarship, and on the basis of what I received from my parents. This in turn enabled me to enter college at the unusually early age of sixteen years old. At seventeen, I have no completed almost two years of college. This, in my view, gives me an advantage over many other people at my age. Through home schooling I have matured to a level where can pursue my studies…… [Read More]

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Strategic Management Process Vision Goals Objectives This Document

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Strategic Management Process/Vision, Goals, Objectives

This document examines the mission, vision, values, and goals of Kraft Foods Group. It does so primarily to denote the fact that these components are indicators of this company's strategy. The document also aligns these components with the interest of stakeholders.

It is exceedingly important for organizations within today's climate of rapid-fire technology and constantly changing marketplaces to adhere to strategy. Due to the celeritous pace of both of these factors, there has been a tendency of many competitive organizations to assume that they can only remain competitive by refining operations processes, which involves cutting costs and increasing time to market of its products (Hammond, 2001). Nonetheless, an evaluation of one of the most successful enterprises within the food and beverage industry, Kraft Foods Group, reveals that an adherence to strategic positioning is a critical prerequisite for not only short-term success, but that which continues…… [Read More]

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Hammonds, K. (2001). Michael Porter's big ideas. www.fastcompany.com Retrieved from  http://www.fastcompany.com/42485/michael-porters-big-ideas 

Welch, J., Welch, S. (2008). State your business. Bloomberg Business Week. Retrieved from http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2008-01-02/state-your-business
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Wal-Mart Corporation Mission and Vision Statement Analysis

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Wal-Mart Corporation

Mission and Vision Statement Analysis

Linking Wal-Mart's Mission and Vision to Their Strategic Goals ands Objectives

Assessing the Link Between Wal-Mart's Financial Performance And Its Strategic Goals

Wal-Mart Competitive and Marketing Analysis

Wal-Mart Marketing Analysis

Selecting An Appropriate Strategy (low cost, differentiation or niche) For Maximizing Organization's eturn on Shareholders

Potential Wal-Mart Merger & Acquisition Strategy

Incentive and eward Strategies for Wal-Mart Employees

Evaluating How Current Strategies Define Ethicacy Levels at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart atio Analysis

Income Statement Analysis, 2007 -- 2011

Wal-Mart Capstone Analysis

Mission and Vision Statement Analysis

The foundations of the Wal-Mart value chain and its global success is predicated on how well this company aligns every internal system and strategy to their unique value proposition of Low Price Everyday (LPED) leadership. This unique value proposition galvanizes the mission and vision statement of Wal-Mart and is one of the foundations of their success and continued growth.…… [Read More]

References

Nabil Alghalith (2005). Competing with IT: The UPS Case. Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, 7(2), 7-15.

Jonathan Birchall. (2009, October 23). Walmart set to focus on growth outside U.S.. Financial Times,16.

Susan Christopherson 2007. Barriers to 'U.S. style' lean retailing: the case of Wal-Mart's failure in Germany. Journal of Economic Geography: Transnational Retail, Supply Networks, and the Global 7, no. 4 (July 1): 451-469.

Richard De Santa. (1998, January). Technology. Supermarket Business, 53(1), 18.
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Vision Mission Philosophy Statement

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Vygotsky and Mission Statement

One of the keys to a successful pedagogical experience is the ability to translate new materials into the minds of the learner. We have certainly come a long way from the days in which we thought every student should sit straight, learn the same way, and behave identically. One of the most important theories to arise in the 20th century was the idea of constructivism in education. This view is a theory that argues that humans generate and retain knowledge by way of experience. Social constructivism views each student as having unique and special needs, backgrounds, and modes of expression.

My Vision Statement -- The idea of positive and proactive constructivism encourages students to come to their own conclusions about knowledge based on their own worldview, past experience, and the nature of their instruction. The responsibility, however, of actual learning resides with the student -- the…… [Read More]

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IES National Center for Education. (2010, March). Statistical Reports. Retrieved from IES Center:  http://nces.ed.gov/ 

Johnson-Laird, P. (2009). How We Reason. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mooney, C. (2005). Constructivism and Education. New York: Cambridge University Press.
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Ethics and Firm's Goals Agency Problems The

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Ethics and Firm's Goals

Agency Problems: The shareholders of a corporation are its owners, and these oweners control management by electing a board (with most smaller shareholders voting "by proxy" or not really voting at all) that oversees the executive positions in the corporation, who in turn oversee the operations and management of the firm. An agency relationship exists to separate the personal liabilities of the shareholders/owners and the actions/resources of the corporation, which can create significant problems of accountability -- namely, the lack of people that can be held accountable for the corporation.

Goal of the Firm: It is true that managers of a corporation should not focus solely on stock price, as current prices reflect only short-term assessments and do not adequately take into account long-term goals and potentials, but stock price is also an important consideration. The current stock price of a firm affects its long-term capabilities…… [Read More]

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Walmart Corporation Mission and Vision Statement Analysis

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WalMart Corporation

Mission and Vision tatement Analysis

Linking Wal-Mart's Mission and Vision to Their trategic Goals and Objectives

Assessing the Link Between Wal-Mart's Financial Performance And Its trategic Goals

Wal-Mart Competitive and Marketing Analysis

Wal-Mart Marketing Analysis

Potential Wal-Mart Merger & Acquisition trategy

Incentive and Reward trategies for Wal-Mart Employees

Evaluating How Current trategies Define Ethicacy Levels at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Ratio Analysis

Income tatement Analysis, 2007 -- 2012

Analysis of WalMart Corporation

Mission and Vision tatement Analysis

All internal systems, processes, external stakeholder management initiatives, supply chain management, sourcing, quality management and merchandising initiatives in WalMart revolve around the fulfillment of the expectations they create with their customers daily. Their Low Price Everyday (LPED) value proposition permeates their entire value chain, galvanizing it around the mission of delivering exceptional value on a consistent basis to customers. The mission and vision of WalMart rely on LPED as the catalyst and unifying…… [Read More]

Sources: (Wal-Mart, 2012) (Sodhi, Son, 2009) (Gosman, Kohlbeck, 2009)

Selecting the Best Possible Strategy for Maximizing Return to Shareholders

For WalMart to deliver the greatest potential value to shareholders, they need to pursue a mid-tier market strategy that differentiates store product
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Nursing Mission and Philosophy Statements Finding the

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Nursing Mission and Philosophy Statements

Finding the mission and philosophy statements of nursing programs is not complicated. They are generally listed on their websites so that students who are considering them can find what they are looking for. It is important to have a nursing school that matches well with a student's personal philosophy of nursing, so learning about several schools is a good idea. That helps the student make the right choice. Where LSU nursing school and UAB nursing schools are concerned, there are many differences in how the information is presented. Addressing these differences - as well as the similarities - is vital to form a clear understanding of the missions and philosophies of both schools.

One of the largest differences between the two schools is the length of their mission statements. The mission statement of LSU is much longer than the statement provided by UAB. The main…… [Read More]

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Csokasy, J. (2009). Philosophical foundation of the curriculum. In D.M. Billings & J.J. Halstead (Eds.), Teaching in Nursing: A guide for faculty. (3rd ed.). (pp. 105-18). St. Louis, MO: Saunders-Elsevier.

Louisiana State University Nursing School (2011). Retrieved from http://nursing.lsuhsc.edu/

University of Alabama. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.uab.edu/nursing/
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Vision Statement Email Address

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As a Command Sargent Major, I would be the "senior enlisted adviser to the commanding officer of a battalion-sized or larger unit," including "all other enlisted personnel within the unit (Guerra 2010). Moreover, "Command sergeant majors have the task of upholding military customs and traditions," which means that I would have the honor of receiving due respect for the U.S. Army traditions and process that make my personal and professional goals a reality. ithout the existence of the Army, and the hierarchial process that I can work upward to gain responsibility, financial security, and greater self-confidence, I do not think that I would have the passion and determination in life that I do today.

My Professional Goals: Gaps and Solutions

My envisioned professional life in five years has been a source of great excitement, hard-work, and determination. hile I have worked extensively to become fit for the Command Sargent Major…… [Read More]

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Guerra, Tony (2010). "Job Description: Command Sergeant Major." Ehow.com.

Website:http://www.ehow.com/about_6595890_job-description_-command-sergeant-major.html
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Personal Statement -- Advanced Generalist

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Insomuch, I have worked closely with customers on a myriad of issues to ensure their needs were met. Such concern for my constituents has transcended to an elevated level of service for individuals in the healthcare field.

Additional Information for Consideration

Although I may not be a traditional candidate, I have always worked hard to attain my goals. egardless if goals seemed to be unreachable, I have always persevered in the most trying of conditions. Pierce (2003) defines nursing quite well, "Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, the prevention of illness and injury, and the alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response and advocacy in the care of individuals families, communities, and populations. Moreover, nursing addresses the organizational, social, economic, legal, and political factors within the healthcare system and society. These and other factors affect the cost, access, and quality of…… [Read More]

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Cafazzo, D. (n.d). Nurses will be charting own futures. The News Tribune, D.1.

Hensick, J. (1996). Guest editorial. Our contract with America: Nursing's social policy statement. Michigan Nurse, 69(5), 3.

Kagan, S.H. (2004). The advanced practice nurse in an aging society. Nurse Practitioner,

12-16.
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Vision Statement of the College of Nursing

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vision statement of the College of Nursing at Northwester State University is to serve as "innovator and pacesetter the educational preparation of individuals in nursing and radiologic sciences professions."

Its mission, meanwhile, states itself as an institution that aims to improve the health of citizens of Louisiana and to do this through assisting its students in both continuing, graduate, and undergraduate studies to achieve professional success in a responsible manner as contributive members of their chosen field in their specific community. Its values, accordingly (that feed into this mission consist of: Excellence, espect, Caring, Teamwork, and Professionalism.

The University of Alabama nursing school, meanwhile, is more idealistic seeking to be both innovative and dynamic and to expend its mission of health care not only in Alabama but also worldwide. That is its vision.

Its mission adds to its vision by asserting itself as being research center and academic health center…… [Read More]

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Northwestern State University of Louisiana About the College of Nursing and Allied Health

http://nursing.nsula.edu/about-the-college-of-nursing-and-allied-health/

UAB School of Nursing. About our school.

http://www.uab.edu/nursing/about/mission-and-strategic-goals
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Tesla Mission Statement

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Mission Statement

The mission statement is the most important part of a business plan: it communicates the organization’s purpose and identifies its goals, aims and values. It makes clear to all stakeholders exactly why the company is in business and what it intends to offer to people. It describes the standard to which the company will hold itself and is a clear statement that stakeholders can use to hold the company accountable.

The significance of the mission statement within the sustainability dialogue is that it sets the stage for the company’s plan. If the company intends to engage in sustainable practices, it will say so in the mission statement. For example, Tesla’s mission statement is: “to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass market electric cars to market as soon as possible” (Tesla, 2013). By building its brand around the idea of sustainability, Tesla identifies both a…… [Read More]

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Vision Statement Teaching Goals You

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I would say that my greatest strengths as a teacher are my commitment to improving the lives, learning, and attitude of my students and my determination to engage in intense self-scrutiny about my teaching methods. I am determined to make school a dynamic and welcoming place. Balancing the individual needs of students with the need to create an integrated and fully-functioning classroom is my challenge and the challenge of so many educators today: we must meet pre-determined standards in terms of what students can learn, but are coping with a more diverse population than ever before.

I hope to use that diversity as a strength to make my classroom a better place. Using team assignments enable stronger and weaker students to work together and create a more cohesive sense of unity. I also intend, on the other hand, to encourage students to engage in independent activities, such as research projects,…… [Read More]

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Personal Statement for as Long

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My first interest is to work at a battering intervention and prevention program through a battered women's shelter. This position would allow me to educate the public, by discussing battering in various situations and helping reach target populations where battering is not discussed or is considered normative. However, I understand that working with batterers is not simply about education; the vast majority of them have been abused, themselves, and need assistance resolving issues from their own past in order to move on and create better futures. Furthermore, childhood abuse is positively correlated to later substance and mental health issues, and I would like the skills to recognize, assess, and treat those tangential issues. Another interest that I have is working with pregnant teenagers and young mothers in a family education system. I believe that it is unfortunate that our society fails to provide its members with adequate education concerning essential…… [Read More]

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Financial Statements by Business Entities The Purpose

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financial statements by business entities. The purpose of this is so that one can understand about the business cash, how the business acquired or generated it, how it was used and in what ways and tomorrow's business plans, financial position of a business, performances and its position. The paper will go ahead to analyze if there is any significance of cash for the survival of a business and the impacts of the various financial sets. The arguments that will prevail will be based on the importance of the different financial statements to a business survival.

Cash is a crucial constituent of a business and I do agree that a business cannot survive without it. 'As a matter of fact the main aim and goal of a business is to generate cash and profits not only in the short run but also in the long-term.' (Minnery, 2006) Every business has everyday…… [Read More]

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Elliot.B, 2005, Financial Accounting and Reporting; Financial Times/Prentice Hall, United Kingdom

Graham B. 1998, The Interpretation of Financial Statements Harper Business, amazon

Minnery.B. 2006, 'Don't question the importance of cash flow' The independent, viewed date 28 May 2006, www.independent.co.uk

MoneyInstructor.com. 2009, The importance of cash flow statement; viewed; Aug 19, 2009 www.moneyinstructor.com/doc/importance....
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Toyota the Mission Statement for Toyota Should

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Toyota

The mission statement for Toyota should be much more meaningful than the generic, bland "make better cars and contribute to society." Such a pointless mission statement is a waste of everybody's time. This mission statement might sound better in Japanese, but in English it is awful. It also seems like that was the mission when the company was founded. As Radtke (1998) points out, the mission statement may need to be updated as the business evolves over time. The worthlessness of this mission statement would be excusable if the rest of the "Right ay Forward" had any meaning, but it does not. The phrases are all vague, empty cliches: "putting the customer first," "high-quality vehicle at an affordable price," "the…industry has faced a difficult operating environment," "major changes are anticipated," "we will continue [to overcome challenges] in the future." None of these statements would be informative or visionary to…… [Read More]

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Radtke, J. (1998). How to write a mission statement. Retrieved November 10, 2011 from http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=good%20mission%20statement&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCoQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tgci.com%2Fmagazine%2FHow%2520to%2520Write%2520a%2520Mission%2520Statement.pdf&ei=jlu8TrLeNYnkiAKdn9W3Aw&usg=AFQjCNEPjoIb6vuhd4MyzeByL-bbbjebyg&cad=rja

"The Right Way Forward" Toyota. Retrieved November 10, 2011 from  http://www.toyota-global.com/investors/ir_library/
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Personal Statement as a Person Who Is

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Personal Statement

As a person who is concerned with the environment and has a background in information technology, applying for admission to a Masters of Science program at XXX University is one in a series of logical steps and choices in my personal and professional lives. As a student in MSEM program, I will utilize my professional knowledge and skills acquired from both my experience as a biomedical engineering student and my family business to contribute to this community. My interests and skills coincide, expand, and deepen at the prospect of entrance to a Masters of Science program in the area of Biomedical Engineering.

My parents both own companies in China that focus on international trading business. I grew up in an environment full of business people and I enjoy it. I found doing business is compelling and thrilling. As the companies grow, they opened their companies divisions in XXXX…… [Read More]

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Healthcare Financial Statements

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Healthcare Financial Statements emphasizes on how accountants belonging to a healthcare organization make use of the accounts rule to evaluate their organization's financial statements. This paper also outlines the troubles a company could be into if its manager has no knowledge of interpreting the financial statements. This paper also highlights the steps taken by managers who have no background of finance.

Healthcare Financial Statements

All organizations whether they are linked to business, education or healthcare make excessive use of Accounts and Financial Statements to keep a check on their finances. If financial statements are not maintained then a check on the company's profit or loss or simple money expenditure cannot be analyzed. Hence, it is extremely important for healthcare organizations to acquire professional accounting services. Personnel who are in charge of the accounting department need to establish what and how the procedures will be carried out. An organization that is…… [Read More]

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Advanced Financial. Eclipsys Technologies Corporation. 2003. Available on the address http://www.eclipsys.com/solutions/Software/DATASHEET_SearchAmerica_med.pdf. Accessed on 20 Feb. 2004.

Alan R. And Robert D. Applying New AICPA Accounting Rules On Special Reports. Healthcare Financial Management. Apr. 1998.

Don't Sit Back When The Accountants Hold The Floor! Available on the address http://melbrooks.co.za/bus_broc.htm. Accessed on 20 Feb. 2004.

John B. The New Health Care Organizations Guide: Practical Implementation Issues. The CPA Journal. 1 Jul. 1997.
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Overarching Goal of This Study

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Good researchers tend to pull methods out of a tool kit as they are needed" (2006, p. 54). Notwithstanding these criticisms and constraints, though, most social researchers seem to agree that classification by some type of research paradigm is a useful approach based on the need to determine which approach is best suited for a given research enterprise. In this regard, Corby concludes that, "The contested nature of research makes it impossible and unhelpful to ignore the different aims and purposes of various research projects and the methods and approaches being used to carry them out" (2006, p. 54). Therefore, the different aims and purposes of the positivist research paradigm, the constructivist research paradigm and the pragmatic research paradigm are discussed further below.

Positivist Research Paradigm

The positivist research paradigm is a quantitative-based approach that generally seeks to identify trends and patterns that can be used to formulate predictions concerning…… [Read More]

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Ames, S.L., Gallaher, P.E., Sun, P. & Pearce, S. (2005). A Web-based program for coding open-ended response protocols. Behavior Research Methods, 37(3), 470-471.

Authors provide a description of a Web-based application that provides researchers with the ability to analyze participant-generated and open-ended data. Authors note that the application was developed in order to take advantage of online surveying based on its ease of use and flexibility. Authors note that this application may be of particular value to researchers who are employing large sample sizes that are frequently needed for projects in which frequency analyses are required. The application uses a grid-based set of criteria to establish codes for participant-generated and open-ended data collected from online surveys and can be applied for scoring results from stem completion,-word or picture associations, and comparable purposes in which such participant-generated responses require categorization and coding. Authors advise that they use this application for their professional online surveying purpose in experimental psychology to examine substance abuse patterns derived from participant-generated responses to various verbal and nonverbal associative memory problems, but that the application is also appropriate for other research areas as well. Authors also note that the application helps improve survey reliability by providing a systematic approach to coding participant-generated responses as well as evaluating the quality of coding and interjudge reliability by researchers with little or no specific training for the purposes. Authors conclude that the coding application is helpful for survey research that uses open-ended responses in virtually any research area of interest.

Austin, T.M., Richter, R.R. & Reinking, M.F. (2008). A primer on Web surveys. Journal of Allied Health, 37(3), 180-181.

Authors report that survey research has become a widely accepted research methodology that has been facilitated through the introduction of computer-based and online survey methods. Authors also emphasize that although electronic survey methods are useful in a wide range of settings for a variety of purposes, they are not appropriate in every situation. Online surveys involve various technologies that have not been available (or required) for paper-and-pencil surveys and require special considerations involving their design, pilot testing, and response rates. Authors present the results of their empirical observations and professional experience in using Web-based surveys to illustrate some of the advantages and disadvantages of the approach, including security and confidentiality issues (they make the point that electronic surveys are particularly vulnerable to compromise and that survey data must be protected as the research progresses) as well as the special considerations that must be taken into account as they apply to this surveying approach. Authors also discuss issues such as sampling error, a "how-to" guide to writing survey questions for online media, and how to order questions to ensure that respondents answer accurately and faithfully. All in all, this was a very timely guide for researchers for identifying when Web-based surveys are most appropriate and what factors should be taken into account in the design, posting and analysis of online surveys.
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People Working Teams Achieve Goals Efficiently Effectively

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People working teams achieve goals efficiently effectively people working '. Draw theories team design effectiveness give practical examples relating organisational/work University study experience discuss statement

Efficiency of team projects over individually handled projects

The current research project t is focused on the discussion of the following statement:

People working in teams always achieve their goals more efficiently and effectively than people working alone.

In order to address it, a twofold approach is implemented -- the review of the specialized literature and the analysis of the practical implications within a real life context -- the working teams at Wal-Mart. It is eventually concluded that the teams are indeed more efficient than individuals, but that the development and management of a team is a matter to be decided upon based on the unique particularities of every business situation.

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Alberts, D.J., 2007, A model of multidiscipline teams in knowledge-creating organizations, Team Performance Management, Vol. 13, No. 5/6

Armstrong, M., 2008, Chapter 05: Team building, Kogan Page Ltd.

Capozzoli, T., 2006, How to succeed with self-directed work teams, Super Vision, Vol. 67, No. 2

Castka, P., Bamber, C.J., Sharp, J.M., Belohoubek, P., 2001, Factors affecting successful implementation of high performance teams, Team Performance Management, Vol. 7, No. 7
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Roles Goals and Action Plans

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It has been eight years since I took college classes but I am more mature now and I know what I want and where I am going academically and intellectually. Learning is a positive thing, and of course all intelligent and socially conscious adults are learning every day; but when the learning is concentrated through classroom lectures, research, independent study and test-taking, it is almost overwhelming for those who are not prepared. I am prepared, and I stand at the starting line ready to dash into my new learning experience with enthusiasm.

COLLEGE DIPLOMA GOALS AND ACTION PLAN: I plan to begin taking college courses this fall (2006) at the earliest, and this January (2007) at the latest. My goal is to be working full time (or, a minimum of 30 hours per week) while I am taking 12 units in college. I have an action plan - to begin…… [Read More]

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Jayson, Sharon. (2005). Divorce Declining, but so is Marriage; Study Authors say Cohabitation

Can Hurt Kids, Weaken Families. USA Today, Retrieved August 3, 2006, at  http://www.usatoday.com .
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My Motivation Towards Becoming a PA Personal Statement

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Physician Assistant Program Narrative

Personal Statement: My Motivation towards Becoming a PA

We all have dreams and aspirations. As a young child, my dream was to become a chef. When asked why I wanted to become a chef, my answer was always consistent; "I wanted to delight people by preparing them delicious dishes." As I grew up, I became more informed and my view of the world became clearer -- and it was then that I realized that deep inside, I wanted to end up in a profession that impacted positively on the lives of others. A profession that brought delight to those I interacted with. Then, something happened that completely convinced me that I would most comfortably serve in any of the helping professions. A couple of months after my 10th birthday, my younger brother got bitten by a dog in his face -- right below his left eye.…… [Read More]

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Defining Finance and Comparing Hospital Mission Statements

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Finance and Hospitals Mission and Vision Statements

Finance is a term which is generally associated with the management of money including assets and liabilities. The most common association in everyday life may be the way income is managed to pay liabilities (debts), and allocate funds to expenditure. This includes decision made regarding everyday events as well as major life decisions.

When looking at the everyday events, the income will usually be in the form of wages from a job and/or allowances, such as from a student loan, or support from parents or a partner, and will then be allocated to expenditure.

The allocation of the income should be prioritized to satisfy liabilities or debts, and pay for essential expenditure. If funds are left over, non-essential expenditure may take place. Liabilities or debts which are seen in everyday life include the paying of mortgage and loan repayments, such as credit card…… [Read More]

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Del Sol Medical Center, (2014), Our Mission and Values, accessed at http://www.laspalmasdelsolhealthcare.com/about-us/mission-vision-values-and-goals.aspx

Emory, (2014), Emory Healthcare, accessed at  http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/about-us/mission-vision.html 

Whelan, D, (2010, Aug 31), America's Most Profitable Hospitals, Forbes, accessed at  http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/30/profitable-hospitals-hca-healthcare-business-mayo-clinic.html
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Personal Statement it Has Been

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During times of serious fractures or illnesses of the animals, a veterinarian used to visit the ranch. I would observe and learn as much as I can to know how to: set fractures, assist in performing surgeries along with helping to euthanize the animals that were unable to be treated. As these different elements are an important part of what: a veterinarian has to do on the job. In some cases, veterinarians used to come to the ranch, to consult with the owner about various issues related to: the feeding, breeding, housing and other issues surrounding the animals. All of this would help to give me more experience in: working with animals and diagnosing various problems that are affecting them. At which point, I could help to give them comfort and ensure that they were treated humanely.

As a result, life on the ranch transformed me into a completely independent…… [Read More]

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" And especially for young people, being "normal" and "cool" seems to be what self-esteem is all about. How can we risk giving that up by standing up for ourselves? How can we maintain a sense of self-worth in the eyes of the world, as well as in the eyes of God? And how do we know for sure what He wants for us?

I guess it's a matter of intuition; I guess you know based on how happy you truly are. If you're excited to face every day, without any help from any sort of addiction, then I would argue you're officially happy. And if you're genuinely happy, you must be honoring your authentic self and God's dreams for you.

This is an exhilarating prospect for me because I'm just beginning to learn who I really am. But I need to be prepared for the risks and the difficulties.…… [Read More]