I’m going to assume most of you know the plot, so I won’t delve into too much explanation for the sake of keeping this brief. And perhaps most importantly, there’s actually a satisfying, happy ending.
One of the most dreaded situations you can face as a manager is when negativity starts to creep into your once productive team. One by one, your team members are affected and in true domino effect fashion, they fall behind on their work and productivity. The energy is sucked out of your team and suddenly little issues which no one used to pay attention to have become big problems that drive people mad.
The consequences will be even more drastic: Approximately 90% of Mexico’s electricity generation is dependent on fossil fuels. Recently, the country’s energy minister announced its goal to have 26% of its power-generation come from renewable sources. That may be little more than wishful thinking. Revenue from Pemex accounts for 40% of the country’s budget.
Siegfried Lane is a captain of industry. Most of the Lane wealth has come from generations of Lanes’ success in the banking industry. Although Siegfried will never forget this fact he has moved in a different direction. He has answered the beckon call of the petroleum industry. Siegfried is sure that this is the new direction America is headed in and he wants to be at the helm.
But unlike the actual ending to Mass Effect 3, this situation provides real, true choice in endings. It takes into account whether you have played the previous games, and what your choices were – and guess what? If you haven’t played the past games, or if you haven’t made the right decisions, you don’t get a happy ending, and you have to make a very difficult choice. But that’s the way it should have been. Gamers should be rewarded for playing the rest of the games, or for having made the right decisions when it mattered. And perhaps most importantly, there’s actually a satisfying, happy ending.
You can demand but it won’t bring high performance, just blind obedience. You can shout, yell and make things miserable. You can hire and fire plus rule with an Iron Fist, but you will NEVER be successful.
Democratic Parenting – As the name suggests, this is more of a win, win for parent and child. This approach to parenting is where there is a level of trust and respect toward each other. The children are included in the process. This method comes from a place of love. Rules and routines are still in place, but children are not being controlled with fear tactics. Discipline is used as it should be, to train the child. It allows the child to grow and gain self-esteem, confidence and power while at the same time respecting what is asked of them by the parent.
Those who claim music is dead should take a look at Guitar Hero and Rock Band. The classics get resurrected and new artists debut songs not on the radio station, but in the game. For anyone who hasn’t played, these instrument simulations get you as close to these songs as you can without actually learning how to play instruments. In addition, the games force people to actually listen to the songs. No background cocktail music here.