South Africans make ‘human chain’ for Mandela Day

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He said, “This is a time we must continue to sow the seeds of love and not destruction so that we can give hope to all in our beautiful country.”In a letter sent to various organizations to raise awareness for the day, the event coordinator Ruschka Jaffer explained, “This human chain will link together the hands of all those committed to realized Madiba’s dream, of a united, democratic, non-racial South Africa.Young and old people will stand together in peace and reflect on the qualities Madiba espoused and commit to building a country based on the values expressed in our constitution,” he added.The event which is not affiliated to any particular organization or political party is being organized by ordinary members of civil society, with the support of local radio stations and the Cape Town Inter-faith forum.Nelson Mandela Day which falls on July 18 every year not only celebrates Nelson Mandela’s life, but is also a global call to action for people to recognize their ability to have a positive effect on others around them. It aims to inspire people to embrace the values that Mandela shared. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Africa, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By Bellah ZuluPosted Jul 18, 2013 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more


Welby names South Sudan bishop adviser for communion affairs

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first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Oct 4, 2016 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments (1) Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rev Jacob Chol Wal Nhial at Mingkaman South Sudan says: October 19, 2016 at 10:22 am Congratulations to bishop Anthony you will do the best as the man of God called you Thanks to archbishop of Canterbury for trusting South Sudanese.Thanks.Rev Jacob Chol Wal Nhial at Mingkaman South Sudan diocese of Awerial Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA The Rt. Rev. Anthony Poggo is currently the bishop of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji in South Sudan.[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has appointed the Rt. Rev. Anthony Poggo, currently bishop of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji in South Sudan, as his new adviser for Anglican Communion affairs.Poggo with his wife Jane and youngest daughter Joy will move to London at the end of October where he will join the team at Lambeth Palace.“I am absolutely delighted that Bishop Anthony is joining the team at Lambeth,” Welby said. “He brings the experience of his ministry in one of the most challenging provinces in the Anglican Communion where he has faithfully served the church as a pastor and teacher. Throughout his ministry he has engaged with the profound issues we face in many parts of the Communion, where famine, war, and violent ethnic tensions destabilise society and leave whole communities living in poverty.“He is well known and respected throughout the Communion and I am most grateful to Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul for releasing Bishop Anthony as a gift to the wider church. His appointment provides a necessary voice and perspective from the global south in the team at Lambeth. I look forward to working with Bishop Anthony to strengthen our relationships around the Provinces at a significant time in the life of the Communion.”On Oct. 4 Deng Bul joined Poggo in the Diocese of Kajo-Keji where the news of the appointment was given.Speaking of his new ministry, Poggo said: “I am delighted to accept Archbishop Justin Welby’s invitation and appointment to join the team at Lambeth Palace. I look forward to working together with colleagues at Lambeth to support the Archbishop of Canterbury in his ministry. I appreciate the support from Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul in releasing me from our current role in Kajo-Keji so as to make a contribution in the global Anglican Communion. Jane, Joy and I are excited at this next phase of our ministry.”Bishop Anthony worked with Scripture Union before his ordination in 1995. From 2002 he served with ACROSS, becoming its executive director in 2004. He was elected bishop of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji in the Episcopal Church of South Sudan in 2007. Married to Jane they have three daughters, Grace, Faith and Joy.In 2012 he was awarded an honorary doctorate for his role in the mobilizing the church in service of the community. He holds a Master of Arts in biblical studies from Nairobi International School of Theology, now called International Leadership University, and a Master of Business Administration from Oxford Brookes University.His appointment comes following an extensive selection process which attracted applications from across the Anglican Communion. 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Toddlers video raises over £200,000 for charities

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first_img Howard Lake | 13 April 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Toddlers video raises over £200,000 for charities  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sales of the pre-school video “Calling All Toddlers 2”, launched in August 2002 toraise funds for the NSPCC (CHILDREN 1ST in Scotland) and NCH, have already surpassed the £200,000 mark.Anne Miles from Abbey Home Media said: “Calling All Toddlers 2 has exceededall our expectations. The British video industry is delighted to be able to hand over £200,000 to the NSPCC and NCH to help children all over the country.”A British video industry initiative, this £9.99 compilation features such favourites as The Tweenies, Postman Pat, Kipper, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Maisy. Advertisementlast_img read more


Turpin scores four touchdowns in 50-7 blowout win over Texas

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first_imgFacebook Jalen Reagor sees opportunity for more than football at TCU Linkedin TCU football recognized in Sports Illustrated Joseph Noteboom and KaVontae Turpin celebrate one of Turpin’s four touchdowns in the win. Sydney Ringdahlhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sydney-ringdahl/ Linkedin TCU baseball No. 1 in preseason poll Twitter The Horned Frog defense held the Longhorns to 313 yards of offense Saturday. Trevone Boykin and Josh Doctson hold new records after TCU’s 50-7 blowout win over the University of Texas in Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday.Boykin broke Andy Dalton’s previous touchdown pass record of 71 when he connected with KaVontae Turpin in the first quarter.“I didn’t even think about it, just because the way the game was going,” Boykin said. “To be in the same category as Andy, who’s doing good with the Bengals, is really just a blessing and honor in itself.”Doctson set a new career touchdown catches record with his second touchdown in the first quarter on a trick play when running back Shaun Nixon threw a 29-yard pass to the wide receiver. Josh Boyce previously held the record.“It was special because [Boyce] was there, and I saw him on the sideline,” Doctson said. “I kept the ball.”Boykin said at this point Doctson is currently the best receiver in college football.Turpin scored four touchdowns on five catches Saturday, totaling 138 yards. The 5-foot-9 true freshman averaged 23 yards a reception.“[Turpin] does what he normally does,” Boykin said. “He’s been like this since he stepped on campus. Stuff that y’all see – it’s great to see it in game time, but we see it Monday through Friday.”Head coach Gary Patterson said they didn’t know what they were recruiting when they recruited Turpin.“I wasn’t too happy with Turpin a couple times on those punts,” Patterson said. “But it’s hard to be mad at him when he runs back there with that big smile.”TCU scored 30 points in the first quarter with a safety and two touchdowns each from Turpin and Doctson.The Frogs played with four true freshmen at wide receiver to end the third quarter. One of them was recruited to play safety.TCU receivers combined for 376 yards Saturday, and that was without Kolby Listenbee.Horned Frog defense held Texas to 313 yards Saturday and sacked starting quarterback Jerrod Heard three times.Underclassmen Montrel Wilson and Travin Howard led the TCU’s defense, each with more than 10 tackles.Mike Tuaua and Davion Pierson returned to a previously thin defense after missing games due to a suspension and injury, respectively.Bram Kohlhausen replaced Boykin at quarterback a few seconds into the fourth quarter.The Longhorns’ special teams crew struggled throughout the game with two missed field goals and a missed punt snap leading to a safety for TCU.Texas scored with five minutes left in the game to end the shutout. Backup quarterback Tyrone Swoopes made a 21-yard pass to Joe Lorenzo for the game’s final touchdown.“I’m not trying to be a playoff team yet,” Patterson said. “I’m just trying to win the next ballgame.”A total of 48,694 fans in attendance at Amon G. Carter Stadium for Saturday’s game was the 2nd largest crowd in stadium history.TCU’s 50 points are the most it has scored against Texas in the history of series, breaking the mark of 48 from last year.The Frogs will meet Kansas State on the road next Saturday in Manhattan, Kansas.Sarah Breuner contributed to this story. Previous articleChemistry club interacts with kids in homecoming paradeNext articleLocal Fall Festival celebrates, gives thanks Sydney Ringdahl RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Trevone Boykin broke Andy Dalton’s record for most career touchdown passes in the win over Texas. Trevone Boykin broke Andy Dalton’s record for most career touchdown passes in the win over Texas. Sydney Ringdahlhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sydney-ringdahl/ ReddIt Sydney Ringdahlhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sydney-ringdahl/ Sydney Ringdahl print Sydney Ringdahlhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sydney-ringdahl/ Twitter Women’s basketball is ready for new season to start Saturday TCU sacked Texas starting quarterback Jerrod Heard three times and held him to 48 yards. Freshman Jarrison Stewart caught for 16 yards in the win at Amon G. Carter Stadium. + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award This win marked the first time since 1958-1959 that TCU has beat Texas in back-to-back years.last_img read more


County Limerick fire station to temporarily close

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first_imgPrint Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsCounty Limerick fire station to temporarily closeBy Staff Reporter – September 26, 2014 1118 Linkedincenter_img Email Previous articleOpenHouse architectural festival explores 40 venues and their usesNext articleLimerick loves to cooperate Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook ABBEYFEALE Fire Station is set to close for an estimated three-week period due to a number staff being unavailable for work due to illness, it has emerged this week.Limerick City and County Council has confirmed that five of the fire fighters based in Abbeyfeale have been unable to report to duty due to illness. As health and safety requirements dictate that a minimum complement must be present to maintain operations at a Fire Station, the local authority says it has taken the decision to temporarily close the Station from 5pm this Friday for a period of approximately three weeks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up All incidents normally responded to by the Abbeyfeale Fire Brigade, which receives an average of 90 emergency call-outs each year, will be dealt with by Brigades in Listowel, Newcastle West and Castleisland Fire Stations.“The decision to temporarily close Abbeyfeale fire station is in accordance with health and safety requirements, but we are satisfied that sufficient and appropriate fire cover is being provided by the three neighbouring stations in Listowel, Newcastle West and Castleisland,” explained Michael Ryan, Chief Fire Officer.Mr. Ryan added: “Listowel and Newcastle West are located 16 and 21 km from Abbeyfeale and therefore, the Fire Service is satisfied that all response times to emergency incidents will not be significantly impacted by this temporary situation.”“The period of cover is approximately three weeks after which time normal service will be resumed. I am particularly grateful to Kerry County Fire and Rescue Service for providing additional cover during this period,” he concluded.Abbeyfeale is one of seven Fire Stations in Limerick. The six remaining stations are located in Newcastle West, Kilmallock, Rathkeale, Cappamore, Foynes and Limerick City (Mulgrave Street).last_img read more


Investigation launched after winning Limerick greyhound’s failed doping test

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first_imgTwitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Limerick owned Clonbrien Hero tested positive for traces of a banned substance Limerick owned Clonbrien Hero tested positive for traces of a banned substanceAN INVESTIGATION by the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) control committee is expected to be launched after the winner of the €30,000 Irish Laurels, Limerick owned Clonbrien Hero, tested positive for a prohibited substance related to cocaine.The Limerick owned and Graham Holland traianed dog was found to have traces of benzoylecgonine on dates last July according to a report published by the IGB.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The process now provides that the Control Committee of the IGB can launch an investigation relating to the dog’s mandatory tests from last July.On July 22 last, the Kay Murphy owned dog won the Irish Laurels but tests later showed traces of the banned substance in both blood and urine samples.Clonbrien Hero became a 5/2 “market drifter” just before the race where Kilgraney Denver was strongly fancied.IGB said that it does not comment on individual cases which have been referred to the control committee and which may proceed to investigation.Cashel based Graham Holland has 2,542 more than 2,500 race wins with dogs from his yard and last July’s Irish Laurels win was his fourth during his training career.Last December, the Graham Holland yard again hit the headlines when Clares Rocket, was kidnapped by a criminal gang and held for ransom.The dog was later recovered unharmed when gardai stopped Limerick criminal Christy Keane driving with the dog. Mr Keane said that he was retrieving the dog for its owners at the time he was stopped. WhatsApp Email Previous articleBull n’Booze back for tag rugby midnight finalNext articleLimerick business news briefs Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSClonbrien HerofeaturedIrish Greyhound Boardlimerick Facebook Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsInvestigation launched after winning Limerick greyhound’s failed doping testBy Staff Reporter – September 20, 2017 1305 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more


Items seized in Derry search

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first_imgDetectives from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit have searched a house in the Ballymagowan area of Derry, in connection with an ongoing investigation into the activities of the New IRA.During the search a number of items were seized for further forensic examination, including electronic items.Local police from the Derry City And Strabane District assisted in the search.Meanwhile, Police have been granted an additional 24 hours to question a 33 year old man arrested in Derry yesterday, in connection with criminality linked to the UDA.He remains in police custody at this time. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Items seized in Derry search Twitter WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleTaoiseach discussing Brexit impasse with EU colleaguesNext articleTony McNamee returns under Ollie News Highland By News Highland – December 10, 2020 Pinterest Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Google+last_img read more


Are you up to date with the new codes?

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first_imgAre you up to date with the new codes?On 1 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article When OH practitioners boast of 20 years’ experience, do they mean 20 yearsof the same year, or have they continually refreshed their knowledge? This wasthe provocative question education and healthcare consultant Greta Thornbory,posed to delegates in her illuminating talk, Staying Ahead in OH Practice. Her talk opened with a discussion of the new NMC Code of Practice, whoseprime function is to protect the public by informing the profession on how theyshould behave. The new codes of practice “reinforce ouraccountability”, she said, and with Clause 6 of the Code, you are dutybound to “maintain your professional knowledge and competence”. Clause 6 states that occupational health professionals must keep up to datewith the latest clinical and professional developments and be able to practicecompetently without direct supervision. It also, explained Thornbory, expectsthat you “be honest if you don’t feel you’ve got the skills and need toobtain help from a competent practitioner”. For example, she explained, “How many healthcare professionals stillhave the skills or the experience necessary to administer the smallpox vaccine,which may soon be on offer again?” She went on to explain other aspects of Clause 6, which include a duty tofacilitate students and offer care based on current evidence and best practice.For a detailed look at the NMC Code of Professional Practice, see GretaThornbory’s article, Occupational Health: 54 (10) 21-23. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


Who’s the most stressed of all?

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first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Who’s the most stressed of all?On 21 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Is a City trader more likely to be stressed than a librarian? Is an ITconsultant under more pressure than a teacher? Not necessarily. It dependswhether the nature of that job is changing, as Linda Pettit reportsWhile stress can affect anyone of any age in any job, experts agree thatno-one is immune to it. It is very difficult to diagnose accurately, as everyindividual will show different symptoms. “Stress,” says the Chartered Institute of Personnel andDevelopment (CIPD), “arises when [employees] worry that they cannot cope.The pressures of working life can lead to stress if they are excessive orlong-term.” Examples of long-term or chronic stress, says the CIPD, are the fear,frustration and anger that may be produced by an unhappy relationship with yourboss or with a difficult customer, and the unhappiness of an unsuitable job.”Up to a certain point, an increase in pressure will improve performanceand the quality of life. However, if pressure becomes excessive, it loses itsbeneficial effect and becomes harmful,” says the CIPD. Although being stressed often has more to do with how someone reacts topressure than the actual job they are doing, of course certain jobs areintrinsically stressful. People who require high levels of concentration – suchas those working in electronics or finance – are generally considered to be atrisk, as are those jobs with an important outcome be it financial orsafety-related. Employees governed by tight deadlines, those working shifts, orthose who work in confined spaces can be more prone to stress. In 1985, Professor Cary Cooper, one of the country’s leading stress expertsand professor of organisational psychology and health at the LancasterUniversity Management School, set out to find the most stressful jobs in theUK, evaluating more than 100 jobs. He repeated this study 12 years later, to find which jobs were becoming moreor less stressful (see panel opposite). More than 60 per cent of the 104 jobshis team reassessed in 1997 showed increases in stress levels, particularlythose in the armed forces, social work, teaching, farming, local government,nursing and the ambulance service. Cooper is convinced this demonstrates that it is not the jobs themselvesthat are stressful, but the amount of change a profession has undergone. Fundamental changes, such as those seen in the teaching profession over thepast decade, the increase in the amount of paperwork associated with many jobsin the civil service, and the annual pressures hitting the farming communityare making all these jobs more stressful. “It is the amount of change that takes place in that job and theindividual’s perceptions about that job and what it is that makes itstressful,” says Cooper. “Particularly whether those changes meanthey have less control.” The fact that one of the most stressful professions is that of a GP, acareer that is becoming increasingly demanding, is testament to this. GPs suffer the highest rates of psychological problems, health setbacks andalcoholism, as well as leading the way when it comes to divorce. “Those jobs undergoing change, such as healthcare workers, doctors andnurses, are the stressful ones,” says Cooper, adding that in the research,those professions you might think of as stressful – such as pilots or airtraffic controllers – come out as middle-ranking, with a good match between thepeople doing them and the jobs themselves. While change in a job is difficult to avoid, it is possible to manage changein a job to minimise the stress levels of the people doing them. As part of itsdocument, Intervention Strategies for Achieving and Maintaining ManagementStandards on Work Related Stress, published in June, the Health & SafetyExecutive (HSE) addresses the issue of change in a job by advisingorganisations to explain to employees what the organisation wants to achieveand why it is essential the change takes place. Consulting with staff isimportant throughout any change process, as is involving them in the planningprocess so they understand how their work fits in. Don’t delay communicatingthese new developments, says the HSE, as this will block rumour-mongering. Giving employees control over their pace of work and participation indecision-making, particularly during a period of change, is another importantway of minimising stress, as is empowering people to make decisions about theway they work, such as negotiating shift-work schedules. Support, adequatetraining, constructive and supportive advice, regular team meetings and havingthe opportunities for career development can help during change. “Don’t make changes to the scope of someone’s job or theirresponsibilities without making sure the individual knows what is required ofthem, and accepts it,” advises the HSE. Cooper concedes that some jobs, such as working on a City trading floor, areintrinsically stressful, “but individuals going into those jobs usuallylike that,” he says. “Traders, where a wrong decision made in a splitsecond could cost the company £20bn, usually love working on a knife-edge. Butif they were told they suddenly had to do more paperwork, they would find thatstressful.” So what makes one person better able to cope with stress than another?”The characteristics of the best stress survivors are adaptability,”says Cooper. “The ability to make a decision and not worry about it, beingable to talk about their problems and having a social support network when theyneed it.” Someone who is able to cope with stress is also someone who canprioritise their workload, so an individual who is a good time manager may copebetter with stress. “People can learn to better cope with stress, but if there’s a mismatchbetween the person and the job, they will have to leave. You can be trained toprioritise, to be a better time manager, to delegate and to ask people to helpwhen you need it, but if fundamentally that person is dysfunctional andmismatched, they have to get out,” he says. For Cooper, much of the blame for the current levels of stress in theworkplace comes down to poor recruitment – putting the wrong person in thewrong job. “HR departments should look at someone who is currently doing aparticular job well, and get a profile of them on which to base a psychometrictest for new recruits. They rarely do this,” says Cooper. “For example, the characteristics of the best sales person in thecompany could be used as a base on which to recruit other sales staff.Recruitment should be evidence-based. One of the biggest problems is mismatching,and the fact the nature of jobs change and the selection procedure needs toadapt too.” Peter Delves, however, who runs his own training consultancy Peter DelvesAssociates, would prefer to get away from the notion that some people are moreskilled at dealing with stress than others. “People process pressure in different ways,” he says. “Somecan deal with it, but store up pressures later on.” He says that different people find different jobs stressful, but anyone withlittle support and a high level of demand would be under pressure. “Youare looking to match the right person to the job, rather than whether theywould find it stressful,” he says. Delves believes that no-one with the right resources to do the job will letpressure turn into stress. What causes a job to be stressful?– Too much – or too little – to do – Boring or repetitive work – Role confusion – Lack of control – Lack of communication and consultation– Blame culture – Lack of support for individuals to develop their skills – Inflexible work schedules – Poor working relationships with others – Bullying, racial or sexual harassment – Physical danger (such as risk of violence) and poor workingconditions (such as noise)The UK’s 10 most stressful jobs*Prison service Police Social work Teaching Ambulance service Nursing DoctorFire brigade Dentistry Mining The UK’s 10 least stressful jobs*Librarian Museum personnel BiologistNursery nurseAstronomerBeauty therapistLinguistRemedial gymnastSpeech therapist Chemist* Based on research assessing104 jobs, by Professor Cary Cooper at the University of Manchester’s Instituteof Science and Technology, in 1997. Factors included hours worked, workload,deadline pressures and level of responsibility. 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Informed in Five: “Do Women Lack Ambition?”

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first_img Comments are closed. Do Women LackAmbition? by Anna Fels. Harvard Business Review, April 2004. ThemesWomen are often less ambitiousthan men because they are conditioned to fear recognition of their achievementsdue to an unspoken mandate that women should subordinate their needs forrecognition to those of others, particularly men. Women fearrecognition for their achievements and often talk them down, giving the creditto others. Men tend to do the opposite. Essentially theproblem is that different social expectations of the two genders mean thatwomen dislike admitting to being ambitious because it implies egotism and self-agrandisement,and involves the manipulation of others for one’s own ends. Women fear that ifthey acquire these attributes their sexual identity will be under threat.Research such as the Bem Sex Role Inventory in the US suggests that femininityis perceived only to exist in the context of a relationship whereas masculinityis seen as operating in isolation. Male attributes implycompeting and assertion. As a result women feel that their sexual identity isbeing assailed when they compete with men for recognition in the workplace.  Messages Thesolution is for women to get organized to support mothers in the workforceoutside it. They needto actively imagine themselves into their futures, and form life plans whichinclude the potential for receiving earned recognition, based on talent, skillor work, rather than appearance, sexual availability or subservience. To succeedwomen must be prepared to cultivate relationships that help them progress upthe career ladder, despite their distaste for this. Ambition can be maximizedat any stage in life.www.hbr.org/Informed in five is aservice from the PersonnelToday HR Directors Club to keep you on top of what’s in the top businessjournals. Informed in Five: “Do Women Lack Ambition?”On 30 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more