Monday, December 21, 2009

Colors of the 4th Quarter

Colors of the Fourth Quarter
Red is glorious,
Green is gorgeous,
Brown is a color of woods,
Blue is color of moods.

Yellow stands for sunshine’s.
Purple came from royal kinds.
Desired colors are for a special day.
Dark green dominates this holiday.

White is pure, clean, and crisp.
Wind is transparent and brisk.
What color is rain? The answer burdens -
Rainwater is clear, colorless, and depends.

Light rain is happy and pink
With a little wink.
Heavy down pouring rain is monotonous
And very tedious.

Do not wish any participation
For nature angry precipitation!
Mondays are black and white.
Tuesdays and Thursdays do not bite.

Wednesdays love half-day followers.
Casual Fridays care the rainbow of colors.
The box of crayons is empty and vacant.
Instead, the words made this weekend.

The colors were used to draw.
The artistic words are not raw.
So, do not forget
The December twenty-eighth of 2008.

2008-2009 © Ida Tomshinsky
December 28, 2008-2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Continuing Education Programs

Even in a recession, continuing education programs make sense. Colleges and universities ramp up programs for student training. Educational programs reflecting on a changing market. As the economy slows down, vocational training picks up. People are looking for alternative ways to make a living.

Be a Motivator

"The Leadership Pill: The Missing Ingredient in Motivating People Today" by Ken Blanchard and Marc Muchnick is a new book that shows business managers at any level how to apply the right techniques for getting both results and the commitment of people to perform under the pressure.
"The Leadership Pill" provides the answer in an entertaining fashion in competition between two leaders with totally different management styles, and in the end, the story reveals the ingredients of truly effective leadership.

The books below are also providing serious business tools for serious business professionals:
  • "Powerful Proposals" by David G. Pugh and Bacon, Terry R.
  • "Heavy Hitter Selling" by Steve W. Martin
  • "The First-Time Manager" by Loren B. Belker and Gary S. Topchik

Get the winning edge moving into 2010 business year. After all, we are moving into the second decade of the 21st century!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lasting Memories

Holidays come and go. What last is the memories. Preparation is always the key element to make my holidays special. In the end of the day, the most important thing is that everyone is able to come together and share special time with one another. Time spent together lasts season to season, unlike the most expensive toy you can find that could break in a few months.