Monday 24th February 2014
English: Journal Topic
Journal Topic #1 Do you think Hollywood is very sexist? Why or why not? When I think about this question the first thing that comes to my head is what the real definition of sexist. The definition for this would be the discrimination on the basis of sex, especially the oppression of women by men. This type of behavior is portrayed all the time in Hollywood movies. There is hardly a movie these days that does not have in a sex scene or a scene with women being degraded by men through sex. We are always going to be seeing these types of behavior in movies because they are reflecting the status of our society today. Plus these types of movies are what sell so; once it makes money then there definitely will always be movies that are produce with either explicit or not so explicit sex scenes. Even in the kids or teen movies now there are subliminal sex messages, so no matter what it is all over. Journal Topic #2 Do you think security check points at public activities and in public facilities should be permitted. Why or why not? My logic to this question is where ever there is a bunch of people from different races, religions, backgrounds and culture all joining together for an event, there should be security. This world is getting worse as the days go by and you can never be sure who is just waiting to do something crazy, like killing a bunch of people or bombing a building. It also depends on the place as well. For example a church is a public place but they do not necessarily do security checks. Practically anyone can come into the church no matter who they are. Whereas at a sports game or a concert there is a greater possibility that a fight may break out because people are pushing against each other or someone prefers one team versus the other and because of a disagreement something could start. To avoid having the worst case scenarios like stabbing and shooting it is a good idea to have security check points...
Motivation is known as the powerful force that causes the change from desire to willpower in life. Hunger is one example of motivation which creates the desire to eat. Motivation can also be defined as the procedure that starts guides and continues goal oriented actions. Motivation is generally used to explain the reason for a person’s actions. Another example of motivation is when a student is really motivated to get into medical school, so he/she studies every night for it. There are many theories of motivation proposed by various psychologists. Instinct theory, drive theory, and humanistic theory are some of the examples of motivation theories
Motivational studies are very important especially for managers in big companies. These studies deliver insights into the way employees perform at work and this gives the employer or the manager the techniques required to increase worker productivity.
During the summer of year 2012 I worked at a construction site in Colombo Sri Lanka. I was undergoing training for a field supervisor job. We were building a twelve story office complex building in Colombo. The construction company I worked for was called Sierra Construction Company which is one of the leading construction contractors in Sri Lanka. During the time I was working for them, they were working on three different projects. As I remember, the...
...Articles About Motivation
Articles on motivation and on how to get motivated.
Motivation is the power that activates the engine of success, and moves you to act and do things.
Articles on MotivationMotivation and How to Get Motivated
How many times have you started enthusiastically a weight loss program, began a bodybuilding or aerobics training program, or started learning a foreign language, only to stop after a short while?...
Spurts of Enthusiasm and Lack of Interest
Do you sometimes feel enthusiastic, motivated and energetic when starting something new, but after some time lose your enthusiasm and interest? This can happen when...
What Is Motivation and How to Strengthen It
Motivation is the inner power or energy that pushes toward acting, performing actions and achieving. Motivation has much to do with desire and ambition, and if they are absent, motivation is absent too...
How to Improve Your Life in 12 Steps
How many times have you told yourself that you are going to improve your life, but ended doing nothing? How many times have been dissatisfied with some aspects of your life and vowed to change them...
Lack of Motivation & Enthusiasm
Lack of motivation and lack of enthusiasm are two of the main reasons for failure and of living a mediocre life. People lacking in motivation...
Three types of motivational theory can be seen in different organization. The theories are: Maslow’s hierarchy theory, Herzberg’s theory and vroom’s theory.
Maslow’s theory indicates that where motivation fulfills the demand and needs of an employee. Maslow discovered the theory in 1943. This theory can be shown as pyramid. There are down to top approach in this theory. A new comer always needs his job for satisfying himself by getting food and shelter which is a psychological need. The second lower one is security and safety. An employee of an organization always needs his job security and freedom in the organization or either he will get demotivated. The middle step is social class. Employee always wants social class. If he doesn’t get the job he deserves, then the employee will be demotivated. That is why any employee needs this social class and standard that he deserves. Then he will have some Esteem needs which include recognition, independent, status etc. In that situation, money is not the primary factor. He wants recognition and status and he wants to get promoted and his need will be higher comparing to the previous step. The last and first in the pyramid is self actualization. This is the satisfactory level and it indicates that he is satisfied with what he’s doing. This is the level which is the fulfillment of personal potential.
On the other hand, herzberg’s theory is different where the focus point is avoiding unpleasantness. There are 2...
...Studying or Social Media?
Kelsey Tunney A00355637
Savannah Mossman A00350959
November 28th, 2012
Dr. Susan Meek
This study was conducted to reveal if going to the library to study actually is beneficial as it is a social atmosphere and the distraction of social media is present. The question tested was, if students in Saint Mary's University are actually studying or are they accessing social media sites?
Social media is a big part of life for university students and a lot of time can be wasted away just casually browsing tweets, Facebook updates and videos on YouTube. It can be easily accessed and it causes a lot of distraction when time could be spent studying.
This test was conducted and only computer monitors were observed, as cell phones were not a part of the study. Even though texting and social media on a cell phone can be very distracting when trying to study, this study was only comparing studying and accessing social media from a computer desktop. Are there more people on social media in the atrium compared to the thirds floor library?
The hypothesis for this experiment is that students in Saint Mary's Library are on social media, not studying when in the atrium, where as on the third floor there is more studying and fewer students accessing social media sites.
...STUDYING EFFECTIVELY AND CONQUERING EXAMS
This is some practical advice from my own experiences as a student and from many years of teaching
this discipline (Management Accounting). “Studying effectively” is about building a sound foundation
of professional knowledge that is more than just knowing enough to pass the next test or examination.
HOW GOOD ARE YOUR STUDY SKILLS?
The old adage is “If it ain’t broken don’t fix it”. Make an honest assessment of your study skills.
If your study method has worked up to now do not change unless:
• You are relying on your memory and are not internalising the skills you have learned.
• You are reality cramming 3 to 5 days before a test or examination.
• You rely heavily on a collection of examples – learning by mimicking is the term used.
Educationalists call this “shallow learning” because the level of internalisation is very low and much of
the material is forgotten soon after the memorization takes place. This is particularly important in our
discipline where in subsequent years you build upon and integrate prior knowledge. Sadly, we have
seen some bright students eventually crashing in later years because of this poor study technique and
“tutorial memorisation” as an exam preparation.
WHICH STUDY METHOD IS BEST?
This is an intensely personal matter and you must experiment (BUT NOT JUST BEFORE A TEST OR ...
...Hofstede cultural dimensions
High Power Distance
First of all, Power distance is the one of the important part in Hofstede’s cultural dimensions. Power distance means that “ beliefs about the appropriate distribution of power in society. Which power distance level included high power distance and low power distance”. (Steers, et al., 2010, p.56). In Asia, normally many countries are representatives of the high power distance. Of course it also comprise Laos.
In Laos, that high power distance environment shows- people need acceptable from supervisor command to display his authority. Simultaneously, leadership have privilege. If something goes wrong, the subordinates are usually blamed for not doing their proper job. It like teachers always treated respectfully. For example, “In Laos, any movement was restricted, and visitors had to be reported to the village head. If in rural villages, disputes are handled as much as possible by village committees, usually made up of senior men. Then, intravillage disputes are handled by the district administration, with attempts to follow party guidelines and local customs”.(Ja-Ma, 2013). Therefore, high power distance culture environment make Laos people used to obey the leadership or supervisors controls and commands. Meanwhile, this cultural backgrounds reflected leaderships and subordinates power distance in Laos.
Secondly, in Hofstede’s cultural Dimensions have ‘individualism-collectivism’ concept. It is...
Kelly M. Giminiani
PSY/320 - Human Motivation
August 4, 2014
Bernadette Tjarks, Ph. D.
Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) is the second largest provider of video, high-speed data, and voice services in the United States. The organization connects over 15 million customers and employs over 50,000 people (Time Warner Cable, Inc., 2014).
Rob Marcus, Chairman and CEO understands the commitment and importance of Time Warner Cable. "Across our footprint, we have built a corporate social responsibility strategy for our business that we believe best represents those areas that we can most effectively influence and positively impact for the future benefit of all of our communities" (Robert D. Marcus, personal communication, January 1, 2014).
According to TWC's career center (2014), "A career with Time Warner Cable gives you the opportunity to feed your passion and foster personal growth. All while helping our customers take control of their lives through services that are simple and easy. They are free to watch their favorite TV shows whenever they want to watch them. Free to upload, download and do everything in between on the Internet. Free to get content wherever and whenever they are on the go. And this freedom works for you too, as you strive to attain your own personal career goals. All it will take is your enthusiasm - and a company like Time Warner Cable" ("Company Overview").
...initially ran a website designing company called w3leverage.com and wanted to expand his line of work.
I joined W3leverage during late 2013. We decided to split the work in such a way that my friend would take care of the operations side of the business (developing prototypes, app design etc.) while I would take care of the finance side (costing, maintaining books etc.). Our initial idea eventually because we misjudged the market (we wanted to develop a cloud computing software for restaurants to receive orders online). After several brainstorming sessions, we decided to start another venture called MELD. We're now currently in talk with programmers to help develop the back-end of the software.
Career plan and motivation:
My experience at Goldman Sachs and the start-up have both caught my interest in many ways. Currently, I have two areas of finance I would like to pursue a career in.
1. Portfolio Manager at a Hedge fund with a global macro strategy
I find the aspect of working in a hedge fund which bases it trading on macroeconomic/geopolitical views on the word to be quite fascinating. My interest was in this line of work started after I first read about how George Soros and his trade that 'broke the bank of England'. My interest was further deepened when I saw the various strategies that the hedge fund clients of Goldman employed to cover their bets/maximise their profits.
(An example was how a client started...