by. Katie AlbertiIf you want to implement change within your organization, it starts with mastering the art of enchantment.Why enchantment?According to Guy Kawasaki, former chief software evangelist for Apple, mastering the art of enchantment opens the door for your peers to embrace change.During his keynote address at AIIM14, Kawasaki presented attendees with the top 10 ways they could drive change, much like Apple has done in the technology space.1. Achieve likeability – In order to for anyone to value your ideas, you must be a likeable person. Learn to accept others for who they are and ask yourself how you can make a difference in their lives.2. Achieve trustworthiness – “The onus is upon you to trust others before they can trust you,” Kawasaki explained. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
KAZAKHSTAN: GE Transportation has signed a memorandum of understanding with JSC Locomotiv and Kurastyru Zaut for the development of a 1 520 mm gauge diesel-electric shunting locomotive suitable for use in Kazakhstan and across the 1 520 mm gauge region. The design will incorporate GE Transportation’s AC traction technology, which the manufacturer says will offer lower life-cycle costs and higher availability than older DC technology.The agreement announced on April 11 covers an initial 150 locomotives, of which the first five are to be manufactured at GE Transportation’s Erie plant in the USA by 2012. After validation of the design, the remainder will be assembled from US-supplied kits at the Astana locomotive plant which was opened by President Nursultan Nazarbayev last July and rolled out its first locally-built Evolution Series locomotive in December. ‘I am extremely pleased to mark another milestone in GE’s and Kazakhstan’s long and fruitful history of working together,’ said Lorenzo Simonelli, President & CEO of GE Transportation. ‘The current collaboration to design and deliver shunter locomotives specifically designed for the Republic of Kazakhstan and the 1 520 mm region is a great example of how globalization has opened up growth opportunities for GE Transportation.’ In 1995 GE Transportation began a programme to supply more than 400 kits to extend the life of locomotives operated by national railway KTZ by up to 20 years, and in 2009 it signed a 15-year servicing contract worth US$500m. In 2006 it won a US$650m order to supply KTZ with 310 Evolution Series locomotives, 300 of which are being assembled in Astana.
The defeat was costly for the former United Football League champions Air Force as they remained without a point after two matches.Over at the PFF National Training Centre in Carmona, Cavite, Green Archers United (GAU) FC broke away in the second half to score a 5-1 domination over the debuting Mendiola FC.After an exchange of hits from GAU’s Val Jurao and Mendiola’s Franco Dela Torre in the first half, the GAU waxed hot in the second half with hits from Negrense Floriano Pasilan Jr., Ilonggo John Celiz and James Kim to pull away for good.The win put GAU into a tie with Kaya Iloilo for second place with six points, while Mendiola will remain in fifth place due to a better goal difference than fellow winless sides Air Force and Global Makati./PN STALLION-Laguna FC leaned on the brace of Ilonggo Jo Warren Bedia to scored a 3-0 victory over Philippine Air Force FC in the 2019 Philippines Football League at the Biñan Football Stadium in Biñan, Laguna.Aside from the Iloilo City native, Stallion-Laguna also got a hit from Nathaniel Alquiros to record its first victory of the season for four points, on one win, one draw and a defeat.Bedia struck first for Stallion-Laguna in the fifth minute after Ilonggo Jhan-Jhan Melliza miss his attempt. He completed his two-goal show at the 26th minute off another put back.The third goal came at the 76th minute for the Stallion-Laguna as Alquiros rebounded from his penalty miss to score over the defense of Air Force goal keeper Kenneth Dolloso.