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May 15 - June 14, 200
Dr. Bienvenu-Magloire Quenum
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The Right People

By William Frank Diedrich

Great leaders surround themselves with great and skillful people. Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, and his team researched what it takes for organizations to achieve greatness. He identified great companies and found that they all had the same kind of leadership. These leaders were usually humble, yet passionate about the business they were in. Unlike many of the celebrity CEO's of today, they were ambitious for their organization to succeed, rather than ambitious for themselves.

They focused their organizations on a combination of what they were passionate about doing, what they were good at doing, and what would drive their economic engine (sustain and/or make profitable).

Collins states that one of the first things these leaders do is to surround themselves with the right people. Instead of spending time and money on motivational incentives, they find people who are already motivated. In other words, they recognize that true motivation comes from within.

I have met many leaders who feel "stuck" with individuals who are not motivated to deliver the value that is needed. Most leaders do not have the luxury of bringing in new people. Quite often, you have to work with who you have. If people aren't performing, you usually have to give them a chance. If over time, they do not improve, you may be able to let them go. Yet, it does not serve you or your organization to focus your energy on "How do I get rid of this person?"

Leadership is about helping others to find their own internal motivation. The question is not: "How do we get this person to do the work?" The questions are: "What can this person be passionate about? What are his best talents and how can those talents be used best in this organization?" As leaders, we should want for every person in our care to be excited about getting up in the morning and coming to work. If we can help them find this, we won't have to motivate them.

People are motivated by meaning. Leaders create meaning where none seems apparent. At the very least, someone benefits from whatever work you are doing. That is cause for meaning. Enjoying your work is cause for meaning. Being skillful at what you do is cause for meaning. Honest, caring relationships are cause for meaning. Promoting growth and improvement through ongoing feedback, high expectations, and reasonable learning curves creates meaning.

It is easy to focus our attention on where people fall short, and on what's wrong. This focus on things going wrong reinforces problems. Great leaders are able to spot and develop talent. They see what someone can do and they believe in it. They believe in it so strongly that the person is inspired to believe in himself. Having a strong belief in one's self is meaningful.

Another effective question to ask is: "What barriers have been created that stifle the passion and skill of these people?" Often there are rules and ways of doing things that get in the way of the full expression of talents. For example, an employee knows how to solve problems for customers, but she must ask permission from a manager each time an incident occurs. Trusting her to function as a responsible adult would give more meaning to her in her job and better service to customers.

The "right" person is inside of everyone. It is the responsibility of a leader to help people find that person within themselves. If they can't find that internal motivation where they presently are, then you help them go somewhere else where they can.

Creating a self motivated group of people takes time and patience. It takes self reflection on the part of leaders, and the willingness to discipline one's thinking and behavior. Great leaders are passionate about their business and skillful at producing their products or services. Today's leader must also be passionate about bringing forth meaning and self motivation in each and every person who works in the organization.

About the author: William Frank Diedrich is a speaker, executive coach, and the author of three books including Beyond Blaming: Unleashing Power and Passion in People and Organizations. William offers an online leadership class, The Leaders' Edge, that is both inexpensive and effective. This ten week class helps leaders to transcend ego issues and become truly great at what they do. Register at

Article Source: http://www.upublish.info

1- Unleashing Power and Passion in People and Organizations
By William Frank Diedrich
2- Motivational Management
Inspiring Your People for Maximum Performance
By Alexander Hiam (Paperback - Oct 18, 2002)
3- Stress-Free Performance Appraisals:
Turn Your Most Painful Management Duty into a Powerful Motivational Tool
By Sharon Armstrong and Madelyn Appelbaum (Paperback - Jul 2003)
4- The One-Page Project Manager:
- Communicate and Manage Any Project With a Single Sheet of Paper
By Clark A. Campbell (Paperback - Nov 3, 2006)
5- The 25 Best Time Management Tools & Techniques: How to Get More Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy
By Pamela Dodd and Doug Sundheim (Paperback - Dec 15, 2005)
By Sunny Baker, et al
6- Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior (Applications of Motivational Interviewin)
By Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Christopher C. Butler (Hardcover - Nov 6, 2007)
7- Scrappy Project Management:
The 12 Predictable and Avoidable Pitfalls Every Project Faces
By Kimberly Wiefling (Paperback - Sep 2, 2007)
8- 1,001 Ways to Inspire: Your Organization, Your Team and Yourself
By David E. Rye (Paperback - Feb 1998)

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Previous deliveries [89, 90, 91, 92] have already discussed the matter considering hog fattening. Following paragraphs consider cattle fattening operation as per previous issue. That is an operation that at capacity fattens 1,200 cattle heads a year.

Based on figures available here, the quantity of dung available per year would be in average: 4,000MT or [1,200 cattle heads*10kg*365days]; and the quantity of urine would be in average every year: 1,900MT or[1,200 cattle heads* 4.5kg*365 days]

Which means that the slurry that could be ingested in the biodigester would be amounting to 6,000MT of global waste (raw dung plus urine).

According to pigsite.com and as reported in previous issue 92, an operation to fattening hog can produce 720m3 of biogas per pig and per day.

Then, even if pig dung and raw cattle dung do not have the same nutrients composition, the fact that cattle urine would be blended to cattle raw dung and injected into the biodigester, one can take the amount of 720 m3 of biogas produced by a pig per day as working hypothesis and evaluate the amount of biogas produced by one operation that fattens 1,200 cattle heads per year to be equals to: 313,360,000 m3 of biogas per year or [720m3*1200 cattle heads*365days]

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1-Handbook of Livestock Management
by Richard A. Battaglia (Paperback - Jul 21, 2006)
2- Raising Small Livestock:
A Practical Handbook
by Jerome D. Belanger (Paperback - Feb 11, 2005)
3- The Homesteader's Handbook
to Raising Small Livestock Goats, Chickens, Sheep. Geese, Rabbitts, Hogs, Turkeys, Guinea Fowl, Ducks and Pigeons
by Jerome D. Belanger (Hardcover - April 1974)
4- Backyard Livestock:
Raising Good, Natural Food for Your Family, Third Edition by Steven Thomas and George P. Looby (Paperback - Jan 2, 2007)
Keeping Livestock Healthy:
A Veterinary Guide to Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Goats & Sheep, 4th Edition
by N. Bruce Haynes (Paperback - Nov 1, 2001)
6- Alternative Health Practices for Livestock
by Michael Keilty and Thomas Morris (Hardcover - Jan 1, 2006)

7- A World Dictionary of Livestock Breed
Types, and Varieties
by V. Porter and I. L. Mason (Hardcover - Jun 6, 2002)
8- Livestock waste facilities handbook
(Paperback - 1985)
9- Raising Small Livestock:
A Practical Handbook
by Jerome D. Belanger (Paperback - Feb 11, 2005) 10- Livestock Feeds and Feeding (5th Edition)
(Hardcover - Jun 8, 2001)
by Richard O. Kellems and David C. Church
11- Raising Game Birds
by Lessiter Publications (Paperback - Jun 1986)
12- Livestock Production in Unfavourable Economic Environments:
Strategies for Attaining Sustained Competitive Advantage
by P. G. A Jennings (Hardcover - Mar 30, 2007)

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