Cloning: Interesting Facts Quiz(1) Which country raised the possibility of human cloning    when they created a cloned she...
“If I could only clone my fabulous          freelancing self!”           Building A Team
What are your fears?• What is your number one fear about hiring?• What have been your challenges?• Have you made a wrong d...
Risks to making the wrong hiring                decision• Chances of dying while skydiving:  0.0009545454545 %• Chance of ...
Costs to hiring• Employees add overhead• Cost of vacancy• Time taken by internal staff to conduct the  process• Media cost...
Calculated costs for hiringExecutive Management:   $43,000   15 weeksProfessional Technical:   $17,000   9 weeksClerical: ...
Common Mistakes• “I need this person yesterday!”• Hiring based solely on past results.• Hiring from a big, well-recognized...
$ Breakdown of Costs of Making the         Wrong Hiring decisionCosts of termination:  Often between $1000 and $1500Costs ...
Non-monetary Costs• Negative impact of the wrong person  representing your brand• Negative impact on your ability to deliv...
“If I could only clone myself”…Actually, I cant imagine anything more tediousthan a perfect person, especially if it wasso...
Cloning• Cloning: In biology is the process of producing  similar populations of genetically identical  individuals that o...
Cloning: Interesting Facts Quiz(1) Scottish scientists led by Dr. Ian Wilmut at    the Roslin Institute in 1996(2) The inf...
.                                          True Colours Profile   Active                            Parental              ...
ORANGE:            Witty, charming, spontaneous, impulsive, generous, impactful,            optimistic, eager, bold, physi...
GOLD:Loyal, dependable, prepared, thorough, sensible, punctual, faithful, stable,                 organized, caring, conce...
BLUE:Enthusiastic, sympathetic, personal, warm, communicative, compassionate,        idealistic, spiritual, sincere, peace...
GREEN:        Analytical, global, conceptual, cool, calm, collected,  inventive, logical, perfectionistic, abstract, hypot...
“What? The world doesn’t want another me?”• Often it is best to hire someone who is your  opposite or who has a different ...
Risks to cloning yourself• Low success rate• Dolly died prematurely• If you hire another you, are you willing to/do  you h...
Build a Balanced team• Initiators and followers• Big picture thinkers and executors of detail• Creative-focused and logic/...
Freelancer – Aren’t we free from politics now?• Why do we clash?• A marriage of people who welcome, accept  and understand...
Breakdown of Balanced Team                  14 % 2%
Making our differences compliment rather than                    clash• Everyone has some of all the color tendencies.
Hire for the future; not just for current needs.• Growth: Who is going to take you there?• What are your company goals?  –...
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  • QUIZ FILL OUT AT THE START. GO THROUGH ANSWERS NOWPoint 1: Which country raised the possibility of human cloning when they created a cloned sheep?Point 2: What was the sheep’s name?Point 3: True. wikipedia. Cloned beef and other products since have been regularly consumed in the US without distinction on labeling. Other international regions have been highly opposed to this (particularly Europe) regarding the labeling issue.Point 4: False. Cloned animals age slower than normal animalsPoint 5: True.Point 6: What was the name of the movie that brings to attention the moral dilemma in using one human as a store for parts for another, where parents used the marrow of one child to treat disease in their other child? Cameron Diaz (2009)Point 7: In which country is human cloning not banned?(1 – 6: Human Genome Project. (2009). Cloning Fact Sheet. http://www.orni.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/cloning.shtml)(7: wikipedia)(8-9: Oracle Thinkquest www//library.thinkquest.org)
  • A self-assessment: Let’s take a moment to learn who this fabulous person is…Describe yourself.With the following group of words, score each row of words giving yourself:(4) for the most like you,(3) for the second most like you,(2) for the third, and(1) for the least like you.Score word groups, using each number (1, 2, 3, 4) ONCE, across horizontal rows
  • A quick personality test. Discussion on the different types and how they fit together.Orange: (33% of the general population).I act on a moment’s notice.I consider life as a game, here and now.I need fun, variety, stimulation and excitement.I am a natural trouble-shooter, a performer, a competitor.At work, I am bored and restless with jobs that are routine and structured and satisfied careers that allow me independence and freedom, while utilizing my physical coordination and my love of tools. I view any kind of tool as an extension of myself. I am a natural performer.Creating stress:too much responsibilityredundancedeadlinesrules and regulationsbeing stuck at a desknon-negotiable and imposedstructurerequirements to read manuals and follow “how to” directionstoo much attention to product and not enough to performance/resultscriticismsabstract conceptslack of fun at work or in school
  • Gold: (43% of general population)I need to follow rules and respect authority. I have a strong sense of what is right and wrong in life. I need to be useful and to belong. I value home, family and tradition. I am a natural preserver, a parent, a helper.At work, I provide stability and can maintain organization. My ability to handle details and to work hard make me the backbone of many organizations. I believe that work comes before play, even if I must work overtime to complete the job.Creating Stress:incomplete tasksambiguous tasksambiguous answersdisorganizationtoo many things going on atthe same timepeople who do not follow throughirresponsibility of otherstoo many questions directedat themwastenon-conformitychanging detailsa haphazard attitudelack of structurelack of direction
  • Blue: (12% of general population) I need to feel unique and authentic. I look for meaning and significance in life. I need to contribute, to encourage to care. I value integrity and unity in relationships. I am a natural romantic, a poet, a nurturer.At work, I have a strong desire to influence others so they may lead more significant lives. I often work in the arts, communications, education and in helping professions. I am adept at motivating and interacting with others.Creating Stress:broken promisestoo much negative criticismpeople talking behind their backsnot discussing what is occurringcompleting paperwork as a priorityclock-watchingconflictinsincerityLyingrejectionlack of social contactplacing “the system” as a prioritybefore peoplebeing constantly compared toothers and not evaluated as an individualtoo much conformity withoutoutlets for individual expression
  • Green: . (12% of general population) I seek knowledge and understanding. I live life by my own standards. I need explanations and answers. I value intelligence, insight, fairness and justice. I am a natural non-conformist, a visionary, a problem solver.At work, I am a conceptual and independent thinker. For me, work isplay. I am drawn to constant challenges in careers and life to develop models, explore ideas, or build system to satisfy my need to deal with the innovative. Once I have perfected the idea, I prefer to move on, leaving the project to be maintained and supported by others.Creating stress:Not being in chargeLack of independenceElaborate use of adjectivesIncompetenceEmotional displaysLack of opinionsInability to use or display knowledgeSmall talkSocial functionsSubjective judgmentsLack of recognition of high ability
  • Chances are, as an entrepreneur, you are high orange and high green.
  • But what happens when these different people have differences of opinions?"Freelance" - We thought we were finally free of politics (we’re on our own!) and now we need to get back into the dreaded people stuff?Opposites do attract for a reason, and also create fireworks. We are different people with different personalities, tendencies, skill sets and perspectives. The things that make you the most mad at people usually are the things that are opposite that you just can’t wrap your head around and we clash because we just don’t understand/see there is another perspective or style of communication (especially when at work in stress mode when we are focused on our own agenda and projects that need to be pushed through).Ex. Sales people often clash with the rest of the team. This is because they create chaos and bring the outside world into the nice orderly office. Let’s look at how these must co-exist to make it work… Without sales people no one has a job. However, They make promises and expect and need the team to execute the details so the company can deliver. Without the detail executors the company cannot deliver. Without the visionaries the company does not exist. Without the team builders no one wants to work there.Stop and look at where someone else is coming from, what is their agenda? why they are different? and how can their strengths can make up for some of your weaknesses?Ross Bob (Ops Mgr) and Darrell John (Sales Mgr) are complete opposites. John was hired to build a funnel of business essentially form scratch. He started on his own. As his department grew, we needed to add some structure and have someone back at the ranch as the contact point. We hired Bob. Know they are opposites and razz each other all the time, but together they are much more efficient, perform on higher level and the team keeps building. I have hired numerous times a month in this department for the past year because this marriage works.This allows you to focus on the things you do enjoy and are good at.When creating the job description for new team members factor out which parts of your job you are strong in and which parts you enjoy the most. Which parts do you enjoy the least/have to focus more energy to accomplish? Hire someone who is strong in those areas and wants to do those things.
  • It might not just be for growth but to allow for change.Overall business plan:What would you like to accomplish this year compared to last year?What concerns do you have if you don’t achieve your goals for this year?Do you have the people (including yourself) to take you there?Remember to take your business plan a step further…Incorporate your team and each individual into your company goals. They are the people who will be making it happen.
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    1. 1. Cloning: Interesting Facts Quiz(1) Which country raised the possibility of human cloning when they created a cloned sheep?(2) What was the sheep’s name?(3) True or false. Cloned beef and other products have been regularly consumed in the US without distinction on labeling.(4) True or False. Cloned animals age slower than normal animals.(5) True or False. Human cells have been mixed with rat stem cells.(6) What was the name of the movie that brings to attention the moral dilemma in using one human as a store for parts for another, where parents used the marrow of one child to treat disease in their other child?(7) In which country is human cloning not banned?
    2. 2. “If I could only clone my fabulous freelancing self!” Building A Team
    3. 3. What are your fears?• What is your number one fear about hiring?• What have been your challenges?• Have you made a wrong decision?• What was the reason things did not work out?• How quickly/what made you realize your mistake?• How did you rectify the situation?
    4. 4. Risks to making the wrong hiring decision• Chances of dying while skydiving: 0.0009545454545 %• Chance of injury while base jumping: 0.4 %• Chance of dying while cave diving: 10.9557 %• Chance of making the wrong hiring decision: Average turnover rate per annum: 6.5% to 21.3% (Canada)
    5. 5. Costs to hiring• Employees add overhead• Cost of vacancy• Time taken by internal staff to conduct the process• Media costs for advertising• Using specialists for external assistance• Preparation time for training materials• Training time for trainer and the new team member
    6. 6. Calculated costs for hiringExecutive Management: $43,000 15 weeksProfessional Technical: $17,000 9 weeksClerical: $13,300 7 weeksSupport: $3,300 4 weeks
    7. 7. Common Mistakes• “I need this person yesterday!”• Hiring based solely on past results.• Hiring from a big, well-recognized company does not mean you found a top performer or someone who will perform in your company.• Hiring from the competition or same industry does not necessarily mean they are the best person for the job.• “I am only willing to take the “perfect person” with every item on my 1000 piece must have list.• Hiring for present needs.
    8. 8. $ Breakdown of Costs of Making the Wrong Hiring decisionCosts of termination: Often between $1000 and $1500Costs of replacement: Between $1100 to $9000Cost of vacancy: Depends on the position and length of timeCost of Learning Curve Productivity Loss: 3 to 6 months on average
    9. 9. Non-monetary Costs• Negative impact of the wrong person representing your brand• Negative impact on your ability to deliver to clients• Loss of clients• Loss of credibility with rest of team• Decrease in overall morale• Decrease in overall performance• Potential threats due to an unknown
    10. 10. “If I could only clone myself”…Actually, I cant imagine anything more tediousthan a perfect person, especially if it wassomeone who also demanded perfection fromme.Hugh Mackay
    11. 11. Cloning• Cloning: In biology is the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals that occurs in nature when organisms reproduce asexually.• Cloning: In biotechnology is the process used to create copies of DNA fragments (molecular cloning), cells (cell cloning), or organisms• Cloning: Human cloning is the creation of a copy of another human being without involving sexual reproduction using sperm and eggs.
    12. 12. Cloning: Interesting Facts Quiz(1) Scottish scientists led by Dr. Ian Wilmut at the Roslin Institute in 1996(2) The infamous sheep’s name was “Dolly”(3) On December 28, 2006 the human consumption ofmeat and other products from cloned animals withoutspecial labeling was approved by the FDA in the US.(4) Cloned animals age faster than normal animals(5) Human cells have been mixed with rat stem cells forresearch purposes(6) “My Sister’s Keeper”(7) In many countries human cloning is banned. In GreatBritain cloning can be performed but only for therapeuticreasons.
    13. 13. . True Colours Profile Active Parental Authentic Versatile Opportunistic Traditional Harmonious Inventive Spontaneous Responsible Compassionate Competent Competitive Practical Unique Curious Impetuous Sensible Empathetic Conceptual Impactful Dependable Communicative Knowledgeable Realistic Loyal Devoted Theoretical Open-minded Conservative Warm Seeking Adventuresome Organized Poetic Ingenious Daring Concerned Tender Determined Impulsive Procedural Inspirational Complex Fun Cooperative Dramatic Composed Exciting Orderly Vivacious Philosophical Courageous Conventional Affectionate Principled Skillful Caring Sympathetic RationalTotal Total Total TotalOrange: Gold: Blue: Green:Now total the columns. Your highest score indicates your primary, or brightest colour,the lowest score represents the colour that is least like you.
    14. 14. ORANGE: Witty, charming, spontaneous, impulsive, generous, impactful, optimistic, eager, bold, physical, immediate, fraternal.• Style: Trouble shooter/negotiator• Goal: Action• Biggest stressor: Routine  Practicality• Characteristics:  Enjoys the moment  Free spirit  Spontaneous  Fun-loving  Likes hands-on experience  Good in crisis situations  Most joyful  When all else fails, read the  Uninhibited directions  Seeks change and variety  Impulsive  Least represented in college  Needs freedom and space  Realistic  Let me do something  Flexible/adaptable  Focus on immediate
    15. 15. GOLD:Loyal, dependable, prepared, thorough, sensible, punctual, faithful, stable, organized, caring, concerned, concrete.• Style: Stabilizer/traditionalist• Goal: Belonging• Biggest stressor: Ambiguity• Characteristics: DecisiveLoyal to system StabilityDuty “Should” and “should not”Super-dependable Social responsibilityResists change StructurePreserves traditions OrderlyPrecise AuthorityDon’t fix what isn’t broken DependentProcedures
    16. 16. BLUE:Enthusiastic, sympathetic, personal, warm, communicative, compassionate, idealistic, spiritual, sincere, peaceful, flexible, imaginative. • Style: Make things happen/catalyst • Goal: Identity/finding life meaning • Biggest stressor: Guilt • Characteristics: Mysterious Seductive Very sensitive to conflict Interpersonal skills Search for self Supportive of others Autonomy Sympathetic Needs encouragement Relationships and recognition Possibilities for people Integrity Interaction Vivid imagination Co-operation
    17. 17. GREEN: Analytical, global, conceptual, cool, calm, collected, inventive, logical, perfectionistic, abstract, hypothetical, investigative• Style: Visionary/what might be• Goal: Competency• Biggest stressor: Incompetency• Characteristics:High achievers Non-conformist/architect ofKnowledge changeObjective perceptions Loves playing with wordsIndependent KnowledgeSelf-doubt PrinciplesIntellectually curious Enjoys complexityVisionary Likes independence fromCompetition with self/others authorityArgumentative Systems designers
    18. 18. “What? The world doesn’t want another me?”• Often it is best to hire someone who is your opposite or who has a different perspective and different skill set.• This is especially true if you are hiring someone to work closely alongside you.• Different does not = bad
    19. 19. Risks to cloning yourself• Low success rate• Dolly died prematurely• If you hire another you, are you willing to/do you have the capacity to pay them as much as you?
    20. 20. Build a Balanced team• Initiators and followers• Big picture thinkers and executors of detail• Creative-focused and logic/data-focused• Heads-down processors and extraverted people-oriented people• Strong leaders of people and strong in area of specialty
    21. 21. Freelancer – Aren’t we free from politics now?• Why do we clash?• A marriage of people who welcome, accept and understand differences• Appreciate that someone else is doing the things you do not enjoy
    22. 22. Breakdown of Balanced Team 14 % 2%
    23. 23. Making our differences compliment rather than clash• Everyone has some of all the color tendencies.
    24. 24. Hire for the future; not just for current needs.• Growth: Who is going to take you there?• What are your company goals? – How does your team take you there? – What role does each individual play in ensuring success? – What are each team member’s goals?
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