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Benefits of Strategic Planning

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Benefits of Strategic PlanningStrategic planning serves a variety of purposes in organization, including to:
1. Clearly define the purpose of the organization and to establish realistic goals and objectives consistent with that mission in a defined time frame within the organization’s capacity for implementation.
2. Communicate those goals and objectives to the organization’s constituents.
3. Develop a sense of ownership of the plan.
4. Ensure the most effective use is made of the organization’s resources by focusing the resources on the key priorities.
5. Provide a base from which progress can be measured and establish a mechanism for informed change when needed.
6. Bring together of everyone’s best and most reasoned efforts have important value in building a consensus about where an organization is going.Other reasons include that strategic planning:
7. Provides clearer focus of organization, producing more efficiency and effectiveness
8. Bridges staff and board of directors (in the case of…

Time Management / Pengurusan Masa

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Bagaimanapun mereka maju di dunia kerana falsafah penggunaan masa itu hanya sekadar untuk memenuhi keperluan di dunia. Sedangkan, Islam menyeru umatnya agar mengguna masanya guna memenuhi keperluan di dunia dan di akhirat. Pepatah Melayu menyebutkan bahawa masa itu emas. Malah emas, perak dan intan berlian sekali pun belum dapat menandingi harga emas. Kalau emas itu hilang, maka emas itu boleh dicari semula atau pun diganti dengan wang, tanah atau apa-apa pun yang ada harganya. Itulah kayu ukur yang menandakan masa itu sangat berharga. Iaitu, jika masa telah berlalu, maka tiada suatu kuasa apa pun yang dapat menggantikannya atau mengembalikannya. Tapi, jika emas hilang, nescaya ada seribu satu jalan, kuasa yang dapat berikhtiar menggantikannya. Waktu tidak boleh dicipta, malah alam ini tercipta oleh peredaran waktu. Allah SWT menyebut bahawa alam ini tercipta dalam enam masa. Masa cuma boleh dinamakan, dipenggal, dipecahkan, dipotong sebagai hari, minggu bulan serta dinamakan Aha…

Abundance / River

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Al-Kawthar (108)سورة الكوثربسم الله الرحمن الرحيمأنا أعطيناك الكوثر * فصل لربك وأنحر * إن شانئك هو الأبتر *Bimillàhir Rahmànir Rahiim
Innà a’tainaa kal kawthar.Fa salli li Rabbika wanharInna shàni’aka huwàl abtar.Meaning:IN the name of Allah, The Compassionate the Most Merciful.Indeed we have granted you (O Muhammad SAW) Al-Kawthar (A river in paradise);So pray to your Lord and make sacrifice (to Him).Surely he who hates you (O Muhammad SAW) is the one cut off (from posterity and every good thing in this world and in the Hereafter). (Al-Quran: 108)(Surah 113: al-falaq)
Then we have thewa min sharri hasidin idha hasad. Envy is the most dangerous of ?? What did we read at the first of surat al-Falaq. Qul Audhu bi rabb il-falaq, say I seek refuge in the lord of daybreak and from the evil of what he has created and from the evil of darkening nights… and from the veil of those who practice witchcraft and blow in knots. And finally, he left it to the end, the wors…

Great Tips for 2009

Some great ones from the king of thinking positive:

40 Tips For 2009
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today.'
5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
6. Do some exercise e.g. jogging and read more books than you did in 2008.
7. Make time to practice meditation and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds, & walnuts .
12. Try to make at least three people smile each da…

Creating Project Charter

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How to create your "Project Charter"The Project Charter describes the project vision, objectives, scope, organization and implementation plan. It helps you to set the direction for the project and gain buy in from your stakeholders as to how the project will be organized and implemented. It will also help you to control the scope of your project, by defining exactly what it is that you have to achieve. To define a Project Charter, take these steps:Step 1: Identify the Project VisionVision: The first step taken when defining a Project Charter is to identify the project vision. The vision encapsulates the purpose of the project and is the defined end goal for the project team.Objectives: Then based on the vision, list three to five objectives to be achieved by the project. Each objective should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound (SMART).Scope: With a clear view of the Vision and Objectives of the project, it's time to define the project scope. Th…

Dynamics of Hull Stress

Dynamics of Hull Stress Power boat hulls are essentially modified rectangles with a shallow vee on the bottom. When a boat falls off, or slams down off a wave, the bottom impacts the water and suddenly stops its downward movement. This sudden stop sends shock waves up the hull sides that are then transmitted to the deck and any upper structures that may exist. In the meantime, while the hull suddenly stops its downward movement, everything inside the hull wants to continue on downward, creating even more stress.When the hull impacts the water, the resultant stresses work to cause the hull to want to buckle transversely and longitudinally. The impact with the water is never uniform along the length of the hull so that one end, or one side, of the hull is more stressed than the other. One effect is to try to b…

Passionate Millionaire

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Passionate millionaire
==============================Sering kali kita dinasihatkan untuk lakukan apa yang kita minat.
Lakukan apa yang kita ghairah (passion)! Tetapi, mengapa? Mengapa
kita perlu lakukan apa yang kita minat? Mengapa kita perlu lakukan
karier yang kita amat-amat sangat minat?

Apa kata kita lihat dari sudut lain pula. Mengapa pula kita hendak
lakukan sesuatu yang kita tidak minat?

Dalam mencapai kekayaan dan kebahagian dalam hidup, ianya amat
penting untuk kita lakukan apa yang kita minat. Mulakan perniagaan
yang kita mempunyai keghairahan dalam bidang tersebut.

Untuk berjaya dengan cemerlang, jarang sekali kita akan jumpa
seseorang yang melakukan apa yang mereka tidak minat. Pastinya
usahawan jutawan yang kita kenali, semua mempunyai keghairahan
dalam perniagaan masing masing.

Teringat saya kisah Bill Gates, salah seorang manusia paling kaya
di dunia pernah berkata bahawa: "Kalau saya tidak mendapat walaupun
satu sen, saya masih lagi akan mencipta perisian komuputer!".
Menunju…

Perbaiki hubungan persaudaraan

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"Jauhkan daripada membicarakan keaiban orang lain atau melukai mereka dalam bentuk apa pun dan jangan berbicara kecuali yang baik," kata Hasan al-Banna.

Imam Hasan al-Banna menyeru umat Islam, khasnya para da'ie agar menjaga lidah dan semua ini boleh dilakukan dengan meneropong kesilapan dan kelemahan diri mereka sendiri. Apabila seseorang itu kerap bermuhasabah, meneropong kesilapan dirinya sendiri, mereka akan kurang membicarakan aib orang lain. Dengan ini, terciptalah dunia yang aman. Bagaimanapun, perihal aib ini adalah termasuk dalam kategori aib peribadi. Namun, dalam hal salahlaku pemerintah yang melakukan kesilapan dalam pentadbirannya, maka hal ini tidaklah termasuk dalam perbincangan ini. Ini kerana, perihal salahlaku pemerintah itu mestilah dicegah agar mudaratnya tidak akan melimpah ke atas masyarakat manusia seluruhnya. Sepotong hadis Rasulullah s.a.w menyebutkan bahawa, "Barangsiapa yang menutup aib saudara Muslimnya, nescaya Allah s.w.t akan menu…

5 Steps to scope your projects

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How to Scope your ProjectsThe "project scope" is all of the things that must be produced to complete a project. These 'things' are called deliverables and you need to describe them in depth as early in the project as possible, so everyone knows what needs to be produced. Take these 5 Steps to scope your projects:Step 1: Set the Direction
Start off by setting the direction for the project. Do you have an agreed Project Vision, Objectives and Timeframes? Are they specified in depth and has your customer agreed to them? Does everyone in the project team truly understand them and why they are important? Only by fixing the project direction can you truly fix the project scope.Step 2: Scope Workshops
The best way to get buy-in to your project scope is to get all of the relevant stakeholders to help you define it. So get your project sponsor, customer and other stakeholders in a room and run a workshop to identify the scope. What you want from them is an agreed set of major d…

United

Allah says: (O ye who believe! Be conscious of Allah as you aught to be conscious of Him, and die not except in a state of Islam. And hold fast, all together, by the Rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah’s favor on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the Pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah make His Signs clear to you: that ye may be guided. Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: they are the ones to attain felicity. Be not like those who are divided amongst themselves and fall into disputations after receiving Clear Signs: for them is a dreadful Penalty) (Aal `Imran 3: 102-105).
In another verse we read, (As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, you have no part in them in the least: their…

Istighfar

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Manusia adalah makhluk yang lemah, adakalanya ia sering
berbuat khilaf dan dosa tanpa disadarinya,namun sebaik baiknya orang
yang berbuat dosa adalah yang selalu memohon ampunan atas segala
dosa yang ia lakukan.Istighfar merupakan salah satu jalan tuk
memohon ampunan_NYA. Istighfar mempunyai kedudukan yang tinggi
dalam diri seorang hamba, bahkan Allah memadukannya dengan iman
ketika berbicara tentang kaum kuffar Mekah Al-Kahf 55:

وَمَا مَنَعَ النَّاسَ أَنْ يُؤْمِنُوا إِذْ جَاءَهُمْ الْهُدَى وَيَسْتَغْفِرُوا
رَبَّهُمْ إِلَّا أَنْ تَأْتِيَهُمْ
سُنَّةُ الْأَوَّلِينَ أَوْ يَأْتِيَهُمْ الْعَذَابُ قُبُلًا (الكهف55َ(
"Dan tidak ada sesuatupun yang menghalangi manusia dari beriman,
ketika petunjuk telah datang kepada mereka, dan dari memohon ampun
kepada Tuhannya, kecuali (keinginan menanti) datangnya hukum (Allah
yang telah berlalu pada) umat-umat yang dahulu atau datangnya azab
atas mereka dengan nyata".

MAKNA ISTIGHFAR
Istighfar dalam pengertian bahasa adalah memohon ampunan
atas segala dosa yang…