Stopped breathing

Asphyxiation is a loss of consciousness due to the presence of too little oxygen or too much carbon dioxide in the blood. The victim may stop breathing for a number of reasons (i.e. drowning, electric shock, heart failure, poisoning, or suffocation). The flow of oxygen throughout the body stops within…

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Specific Issues in Planning

Identifying and Utilizing Resources In order to work your plan, you will need certain resources: People, physical resources, financial resources, and other. Here are three steps to keep in mind: Identify the resources you need to do your program Determine what resources you already have and how you will get…

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Effective Communication

Every Lodge and Chapter must develop an effective communication plan in order to promote and carry out its program. To do that, we first need an accurate definition of communication itself: Communication is the imparting or exchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, written, etc. Some keys to effective…

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Ten Qualities of Leadership

Leaders COMMUNICATE A VISION that captures the imagination and commitment of others. Leaders CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT that promotes self-motivation and self-control among followers. Leaders SET HIGH PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS that they consistently model by their own actions. Leaders POSSESS A RELATIVELY CONSISTENT, PREDICTABLE APPROACH that engenders trust and support. Leaders UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF SHARING the recognition and rewards…

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Ten Good Commandments

Keep skid chains on your tongue; always say less than you think. Cultivate a low persuasive voice. How you say it often counts for more than what you say. Make promises sparingly and keep them faithfully no matter what it costs you. Never let an opportunity pass to say a…

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