The Edge filepix for illustration purpose only. - A + A KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 29): The Housing and Local Government Ministry, through the Department of Town and Country Planning (PLANMalaysia), has close cooperation with various ministries, federal and state agencies to ensure that the 4th National Physical Plan (RFN4) is implemented comprehensively. Ministry secretary-general Datuk M Noor Azman Taib said federal ministries and agencies play the role of interpreting and implementing strategies outlined in the plan in the form of actions and programmes, to ensure it can be implemented more efficiently by implementor agencies at the state and local level. He said RFN4 was drafted to drive the direction of the country’s strategic planning and the physical development, in line with the ministry’s main agenda of Liveable Malaysia. “The policies drafted in RFN4 are strengthened by considering the planning aspects of national security, digital infrastructure improvement, … [Read more...] about Housing and Local Govt Ministry to ensure 4th National Physical Plan implemented comprehensively
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Strategic leadership is about creating and allocating resources ahead of the action. Tactical leadership is about managing resources during the action. Crisis leadership requires both at the same time. The concept is simple – if you’re viewing things dispassionately from the outside. It’s a whole different game if you’re on the inside. Strategic Leadership Strategy comes from the Greek “Strategos,” the art of the general, arranging forces before the battle. The critical word is “before.” Strategic leadership is about setting others up to win. Strategic leaders think through where to play and how to win. Think of the sales strategists identifying the right target prospects (where to play,) and then building the team, messaging, materials and tools required to market to those prospects, make initial contacts and then set up sales meetings. Tactical Leadership Tactics come from the Greek “Taktikos,” … [Read more...] about The Critical Differences Between Strategic, Tactical And Crisis Leadership
These low-carbon visionaries have big plans — for laser furnaces, atomic batteries, smart windows and flywheels. By Chris Helman , Olivia Peluso and Hank Tucker W hen Ben Parker worked as a battery engineer at Tesla for four years, he spent countless nights in casino hotels in Reno, Nevada going through “production hell” on the gigafactory Model 3 line. Then the Covid-19 pandemic hit and he needed a break and a breath of fresh air. So Parker left Tesla and rented a 30-foot Winnebago RV for three months. On the subsequent 6,000-mile road trip around the western United States, he befriended many other RV enthusiasts, and realized the electric vehicle movement had been ignoring a large segment of drivers on America’s highways. This was more than a whim. Parker had for several years been dreaming of building an EV-optimized aerodynamic travel trailer. In 2020 he met Toby Kraus, who predated him at Tesla in its finance division, and together they founded … [Read more...] about Meet The Under 30s Powering The Future Of Energy And Sustainability
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Vicki Tambellini is the CEO and founder of Tambellini Group , an independent higher education research and advisory firm. The prevalence of data breaches and the damage they cause has driven many businesses, nonprofits and government agencies to invest heavily in cybersecurity insurance policies to help protect themselves. Recent Global Data research (paywall) estimates worldwide cyber insurance sales at $7 billion, with projected growth to $20 billion in annual sales by 2025. According to an independent 2020 survey of 5,000 IT managers across 26 countries, 84% reported having cyber insurance. While organizations are spending more to minimize the cost of a direct targeted attack, significant risk remains from using third-party vendors to handle and store sensitive data. A Ponemon Institute and Secure Link report found that over half of organizations experienced data breaches because of an attack on a … [Read more...] about Reading The Fine Print: Protecting Your Organization From Vendor Cyberattacks
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin By: David Aaker, Vice-Chairman, Prophet and Author Of: The Future of Purpose-Driven Branding Welcome to the purpose era. Employees want to have meaning in their professional lives and they want to be doing something that benefits society. Generating profits or even “building insanely great products” is not enough, especially for the younger cohort. There are also customer segments that want a brand relationship that involves respect, trust, and admiration. There is value placed on organizations with a purpose. An attractive and sometimes the only route to providing a purpose that resonates is to make sure that it and its supporting culture and values encourages programs that address societal challenges. This is a social purpose. It can live within a business purpose. Crayola’s, for example, is “To help parents and teachers raise inspired, creative children,” which provides a clear strategic direction that also … [Read more...] about Winning In The Purpose Era: The Forgotten Role Of Branding
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin My first impression of the notion of Broadcom acquiring VMWare was negative. I was most familiar with Broadcom’s acquisitions in the semiconductor space. The company had, and still has, a shrewd reputation for transforming its semi acquisitions and turning them into money-printing machines. Semi transformations require taking significant actions on product roadmaps and resources like laying off people. I’ll add that even in Broadcom’s software history, many questioned certain of the actions related to CA and Symantec transformations. So, it would be natural for people to question this acquisition. I have read the many scribes from Broadcom CEO Hock Tan circumnavigating the globe talking to the VMware ecosystem, but after personally talking with Tan and chatting with a few VMware partners and customers, I am wondering, is it time we start giving the acquisition a chance? With most acquisitions, neither the … [Read more...] about Is It Time To Start Giving Broadcom’s Pending Acquisition Of VMware A Chance?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When it comes to the attributes that are needed to succeed in the business world, we tend to focus on traits like critical thinking, resilience or problem-solving abilities — but often at the expense of another key attribute: honesty. Unfortunately, many in the business world have long ago determined that honesty doesn’t pay , even though the reality is quite the opposite. Honesty (or a lack thereof) can define everything about an organization, including its long-term prospects for success. In reality, honesty does pay — and cutting corners is never worth it. Why Honesty Is Essential In the Business World A policy of honesty ultimately sets the tone for your entire business. It can help define your company culture, including how you interact with employees and partners. As Sampson Quain writes for Chron Small Business, prioritizing honesty in your business culture will have a trickle-down effect on … [Read more...] about The Role Of Honesty In Success (And Why Cutting Corners Is A Bad Idea)
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin On his first day in office, President Joe Biden decided to cancel the cross-border permit for the northern leg of TC Energy’s Keystone XL Pipeline with a stroke of his presidential pen. The decision was not made because TC Energy or its partners had been found to be in violation of U.S. law or regulations governing pipelines - no such finding had been made. Quite the contrary, the decision to cancel the already half-completed pipeline and billions of dollars of already sunk investments was made, according to Biden and his own spokespersons at the time, to send a message that the heavy grade of crude oil the pipeline was designed to bring in from Canada was somehow more polluting and less desirable than other grades of oil for use in the United States. That was the argument that had been mounted against the project since early in first term of the Obama administration, in which Biden served as Vice President. Never mind … [Read more...] about Biden Energy Policy Confusion Continues With Venezuela Decision
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin In The Matrix films, characters face a choice. Take a blue pill and continue living a comfortable fantasy, or take a red pill and face reality. In the matrix of Ethics & Compliance, which pill does a code of conduct represent? Where Codes Of Conduct Go Wrong Codes of conduct constitute more than ethics and compliance best practices. A Code of Conduct As A Lifeline In evaluating corporate ethics and compliance programs, the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division makes examination of a company’s code of conduct a “threshold matter.” Does the code express the company’s commitment to full compliance with relevant Federal laws? Is the code accessible and applicable to all company employees? From these questions spring other areas for investigation. For example, does the company run a hotline allowing anonymous or confidential reporting of alleged breaches of the code of conduct? The Feds mean … [Read more...] about Code Of Conduct Vs Coding Conduct: Which Is The Red Pill?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Elon Musk has a new foe he’s set his eye on as he looks for someone to cast blame on for Twitter’s current woes: Apple. In a series of tweets yesterday, Musk detailed at least three different fronts in which he’s having issues with Apple: 1) Musk says that Apple has cut almost all of its ad spending on Twitter, which is a problem as it is one of Twitter’s biggest ad clients with previous $100 million yearly spends . Musk cites them hating “free speech” as the reason why: 2) Musk says that Apple has now threatened to take Twitter off the App Store, but will not explain why, and he posted a poll asking his followers if Apple should be forced to explain their “censorship” actions. 3) Musk seems to have only recently arrived at the discovery that Apple takes a 30% cut of revenue from in-app sales. This is a problem, given that Musk wants to replace most of Twitter’s advertising revenue with … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Joins Epic’s ‘War’ Against Apple And Its 30% App Store Cut