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8 Leadership Attributes that Help Employees Reach their Fullest Potential

8 Leadership Attributes that Help Employees Reach their Fullest Potential | Career Ambitions | Scoop.it
Most managers fail when it comes to getting employees to reach their fullest potential. Here's why.

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As an aspiring leader this article was very informative. I intend to take note of these leadership attributes and put them to use in the workplace.

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South African plane hits turbulence, 20 injured, 2 critical

South African plane hits turbulence, 20 injured, 2 critical | Career Ambitions | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African Airways says 20 people on a Hong Kong-bound flight were injured when the plane ran into severe turbulence.

Via GBJ Ltd.
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When an incident such as this one happens it stops and makes you wonder if all the correct safety procedures were being followed. Each airline has its own safety precautions and procedures which must be followed. However, not all airlines are as strict on implementing them. In Australia, when flying Qantas or Virgin Australia, they have a very strict safety policy that when all guests on an aircraft are seated they must be wearing their seat belt. This is due to any unexpected turbulence and ensures the safety of guests and crew on board. I wonder if South African Airways guests were wearing their seat belts.

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In China, 1,600 People Die Every Day From Working Too Hard

In China, 1,600 People Die Every Day From Working Too Hard | Career Ambitions | Scoop.it

White-collar workers are dying from overwork


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This article was fascinating. It is interesting to see how different cultures respond to the work environment and that in China people believe they die from working too hard. We should all work less and enjoy life more so we can live a longer and happier life.

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OHS OHS's curator insight, July 18, 2014 6:32 AM

When thinking about occupational deaths and injuries many only think about the terrible accidents where people break bones, electrocuted, crushed, cut and burnt etc. Most of the time conditions like RSI, depression, fatigue and the like receive little attention.

Riccilee Alana Miller-Cutrale's curator insight, March 17, 2015 8:48 PM

 

China is not a third world country however, this article talks about how people in China are dying from working too hard.

 

We often hear of people who work in developing countries (where workers are forced to work long hours in stressful environments) dying younger. How do we teach people who do not get paid well, that by working those very long hours to earn money for their family, they could potentially be killing themselves? If we do tell them, would it make any difference? 

 

I wish to work at a place that does not accept employees working extremely long hours. Businesses that try to break the endless cycle of working too hard and dying prematurely because of stress..

In the future I'd like to work for companies that instil the importance of a happy, productive life outside of work, in low paying countries.

Sarvena Arrasappan's curator insight, March 24, 2015 6:10 AM

I find this article utterly devastating! Workers in China are exploited to the point where it could lead them to sudden deaths. This may not affect the safety aspect of their job, however, their health is on a major risk. The survey by Yang Heqing clearly states that 60% of the workers are taking up more overtime hours than the legal limit. 

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17 Reasons Why Canada is a Better Place to Live than the USA [Infographic]

17 Reasons Why Canada is a Better Place to Live than the USA [Infographic] | Career Ambitions | Scoop.it
Many Canadians feel that their country does not compare favourably to the USA, even though Forbes rated it as the best country in the world to do business as it has managed to dodge the economic crisis that has recently damaged the USA and Europe.

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Canada is on my list of places to live. This place is amazing.

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This Is Why Female Entrepreneurs Are Different From Their Male Counterparts

This Is Why Female Entrepreneurs Are Different From Their Male Counterparts | Career Ambitions | Scoop.it
This Is Why Female Entrepreneurs Are Different From Their Male Counterparts
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The survey also found some interesting differences between female entrepreneurs and their male counterparts.
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It is great to see women being successful in business.

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Ian Interviews Taaj - Come Fly With Me - BBC One

More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00xy7s6 Chief Immigration Officer Ian pulls in Taaj for questioning as part of a 'random' securit...

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A little bit of humour from the show 'Come Fly With Me'. Aside from the humour and uncalled for racism it does make you stop and think about airport staff. In Australia staff members who work at an airport have a background check before they start their employment. But I wonder if they have follow up checks and closely monitor staff for security reasons of course.

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Plane speaking: Are aviation workers losing their hearing?

Plane speaking: Are aviation workers losing their hearing? | Career Ambitions | Scoop.it
Airline personnel must endure high levels of noise for upwards of 40 hours a week. How does this constant noise exposure affect their hearing?

Via Ralph Bancroft, Courtney Rieck
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As a baggage handler trying to make my way up the ranks I found this article very interesting. Over the past year of being baggage handler I have noticed a decrease in my hearing already. It is great to see that the Airlines are aware of the increase in hearing loss in this industry and they are doing their best to try and assist with this issue. I myself have noticed in my workplace there has been a big push for all staff members to be wearing their hearing protection whilst airside. This is a massive occupational health and safety issue and it is great to see that these issues are being taken seriously.

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Courtney Rieck's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:01 PM

This article show how the health and safety of personal in the aviation industry is important. It also shows that as the industry grows so does the demand for health and safety. This article identifies one of the many occupational health and safety risk involved not only for a pilot but for any whom are working in the area of aviation. 

 

As a training pilot this is important to me in the understanding of where the health and safety has came from to where it will be in the next five to ten years.  There are many other health and safety issues involved with aviation as well as hearing loss though hearing loss is one of the larger health and safety issues.

Julie-Anne Coomer's curator insight, August 2, 2015 4:21 AM

I chose this article because I am currently seeking an apprenticeship in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and the exposure to aircraft noise and its impact on hearing will affect my own personal health.  After reading it was promising to note that hearing loss was mainly associated with earlier employees but it does make note that hearing protection is still required around aircraft to ensure that loss of hearing is minimised.

Luke McLaughlin's curator insight, March 22, 2017 9:28 PM

Whether a pilot is flying jumbo jet on an international flight or operating a low capacity turbo-prop aircraft in the outback the effects of noise can produce various occupational health and safety risks. Such risks include hearing loss, increased levels of fatigue and poor crew communication. Pilots should be taught to take increased precautions in order to ensure they are not fatigued, they do not lose their hearing and to also ensure effective crew communication, which in turn, provides a safe working environment, following occupational health and safety guidelines. 

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Passenger 'tried to storm cockpit' on Virgin Australia passenger plane

Passenger 'tried to storm cockpit' on Virgin Australia passenger plane | Career Ambitions | Scoop.it
A drunk passenger sparked a mid-air drama on a Virgin Australia passenger plane.

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This story made news headlines everywhere when it happened. It was first thought that the passenger was trying to hijack the aircraft. However, it turned out that this was not the case. Perhaps Virgin Australia cabin crew should be monitoring their passenger’s alcohol consumption a little more closely on board in order to prevent these incidents from happening and to protect the safety of staff and other guests.

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Which side of the brain is most important for a business leader?

Which side of the brain is most important for a business leader? | Career Ambitions | Scoop.it
The 'left brain', should make way for the 'right brain' as emotional wellbeing in the workplace gains importance

Via Patricia Clason
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Science isn't really my thing but I found this article interesting. The brain is fascinating.

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Patricia Clason's curator insight, July 6, 2014 6:04 PM

Vulnerability is becoming a business benefit to those leaders who choose to be bold, emotionally intelligent