Giants Needs to Work Saquon Barkley, NFL Star Running Back, Smarter, Not Harder

Where are the Giants heading from here?

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The New York Giants have running backs Saquon Barkley (D1/18), Dion Lewis (UFA/20), Wayne Gallman (D4/17), Jon Hilliman (FA/19), Javon Leake (UDFA/20), FB Eli Penny (FA/18), and FB George Aston (UFA/20) Sandro Platzgummer (INT'L PATHWAY PROGRAM). The latest key addition is Dion Lewis (UFA/TEN) and the latest key loss is Buck Allen (UFA/unsigned).

Where are you really wondering where the squad stands? Well, Saquon Barkley has rushed for 2,310 yards and 17 rushing touchdowns 478 times during his two-year career. Such statistics aren't terrible, but what's terrible, and that isn't actually the responsibility of Barkley, is that both in 2018 and 2019, the Giants running game ended in the league's bottom half. Once, with any rushing yard gained, it's not Barkley's fault that he has had to scrape and fight. Yet Barkley isn't built of steel as those two seasons have proven. ,The Giants had Barkley on a road to burnout before he hit his 25th birthday without bringing a stronger offensive line before him and the some of the wear and tear that comes from his intense workload.

Where are the Giants heading from here? The Giants ought to say that they are operating better, not harder, when it comes to managing game play. The question is that the Giants, who enjoy the ability set for Saquon Barkley, see him as their bell cow. Though it's not that Barkley can't do it, the Giants replicated a error from their past; back in the field they had receiver Odell Beckham Jr, everybody assumed Beckham was going to get the ball, more than once. The spectators not only knew about it, but also opposed defenses, who used to key in stopping Beckham, who couldn't do it all on his own. Returning to Barkley, the Giants used him on 79.2 percent of their offensive plays over two seasons, a figure that would certainly have been greater if Barkley hadn't lost time last year with a heavy ankle sprain that he just acknowledged wasn't fully healed.

While presumably the Giants fixed the offensive line, it is hard to forget that in each of the last two off-seasons they allegedly set the line only for the unit to regress. There's promise in the edition of this year, but there must be some early signs of results where Barkley doesn't take a pounding when trying to gain yardage. Meanwhile, Dion Lewis' inclusion may prove to be one of the team's most underestimated free-agent acquisitions. Once a bell cow himself, Lewis has settled into more of a kind of role spot reliever, a guy who has taken on the pass pro and short yard duties that have contributed to the pounding on Barkley so far.

When they want to be sure he has a good, successful future in New York, the coaches will be wise to suggest will any of Barkley's workload. But then what about the forthcoming contract talks with Barkley, which he is entitled to commence after this season? Will he be irked by a diminished workload to the extent he would decide to see his contract out? It shouldn't. Barkley may be young and full of enthusiasm and try to get his hands on the ball any time so he can make his case to surpass the $64 million Panthers four-year deal extension Christian McCaffery got earlier this off-season.

Yet he's got to be clever and still understand the larger picture. The positive thing is that Barkley's really been about doing the most for the squad. If the coaches are smart, they must know that they can even place the whole production of the team on the back of their super talented running back, even if their long-term objective is to maximize the performance of Barkley.

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Marie Diamond, Global Transformational Teacher, On 6 Things You Can Do Around the House to Feel Mentally Better

Marie Diamond

By Marie Diamond.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — When there is a lot of stress in your Home and you feel mentally down, it is good to take the following steps to reduce the negative energy around you. Perhaps you have experienced fear for the future, difficult conversations and conflicts between your family members. Every negative thought, feeling and action you take in your home, leaves a stress residue in the energy field of your home. See your home as a living being, that needs to relax and to clear the stress. These 5 steps will help you doing this. In a way you are saying thank you to your home by creating more harmony and peace. Thank you for being my sacred space during the lockdown, during the upcoming months of readjusting to the new Corona World.

Step 1: Light an aromatic candle. The Best aroma for cleaning the negative energy in your home is Lavender. Start the day with lighting this candle every morning. Think joyful, happy and harmonious thoughts and intentions when you lit the candle.

Step 2: Declutter your Home. Let go of old books, newspapers and magazines and release old clothes and shoes from your closet space. Make sure you let go of at least 10 % of your clutter. Create space for a new future by letting go of your past

Step 3: Place fresh bouquets of flowers or a white blossoming orchid on your dining room. Remove dead flowers as they are not having any life force. Bring the energy of nature in to your space especially when you cannot be outside too much.

Step 4: Open up your windows and curtains and bring the sunshine and fresh air into your home. Raise the Light level in your home. The more light you feel and see, the more your mind will have the ability to stay positive.

Step 5: Have some background music in your living room that brings joy and that relaxes you. Turn the TV sound off and do not listen to your own playlist on your headset. Let everyone hear the peaceful music.

Step 6: Create a Success altar in you workspace. You can calculate your best area in your home to attract Success and Abundance by getting your Free Energy report at www.MarieDiamond.com

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Author Marie Diamond

Marie Diamond is a Global Transformational Teacher, Motivational Speaker, International Best-Selling Author of several books like “Transform your Life”, “The Energy Number Book”, “Transformation Lessons”, the New Book: “The Magical Living Journal” and the Upcoming Book :”Magical Living, A Journey of a Modern Enlightened Woman” releasing in Fall 2020.

More than half a million students have studied with her Diamond Feng Shui, Diamond Dowsing and Inner Diamond Meditation in her Magical Living Academy. For more information go to www.MarieDiamond.com

As a world-renowned Feng Shui Master, she is one of the stars in more than 10 Transformational Documentaries as “The Secret” and “How Thoughts become Things”. She is one of the Top Teachers in Learning Strategies and Mind Valley.

As Founding member of The Transformational Leadership Council, she founded the Association of Transformational Leaders in Europe. She started also the Global Conscious Women Circle where women from all cultures, and back round learn from the most Conscious women on this planet and meditate together. For more information go to www.GlobalConsciousWomen.com

Marie Diamond got knighted to Dame Commander in February 2020 for her Global Contribution to Humanity.

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Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd., (OTC: PLSI) Announces New CEO, Willis Victory

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Limited, CEO, Willis Victory

Willis Victory, Entrepreneur, Author and CEO of Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd.

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Limited (Global Cannabis Leader), CEO, Willis Victory

PLSI (Global Leader in Cannabis)

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Limited, CEO, Willis Victory

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Limited (Global Cannabis & CBD)

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd., (OTC: PLSI) Announces New CEO, Willis Victory

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd. (OTCMKTS:PLSI)

I am looking forward to building the mission and creating social impact, while focusing on increasing efforts for greater social good. Defining the 'why' in what we are doing- is very important.”

— Willis Victory

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —
Phoenix Life Sciences International Limited (OTC: PLSI) (“Phoenix Life”), an adaptive healthcare solutions company, announced today that Willis Victory has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Victory will also serve on the board of directors for PLSI.

Phoenix Life Sciences International is well-positioned to be a leader in the nation’s hemp-based CBD space with its extensive intellectual property, proprietary processes and experienced team. The Company is investing heavily in expanding its operations with new offices on Martha’s Vineyard and Arizona; the company is scaling a state-of-the-art industrial scale facility to process large-scale cultivation and manufacture a wide range of hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products. Our business is to advance research and integrate programs and manufacturing of products that target and treat diabetes, pain, cancer, address psychological, gastrointestinal, autoimmune, autism and neurological sleep disorders, while contributing in restoring the body back to its natural essence. We strive to create partnerships and integrate these programs for human health into communities worldwide as part of our Global Health Initiative.

Willis Victory is an incredibly dynamic business leader with an impressive track-record for growth and profitability, working with some of the world’s leading and most iconic entrepreneurs, projects and companies. PLSI is very excited to have such high-level talent coming on board to lead us through this important time for the Company. Mr. Victory comes from a tremendously strong business, law, financial, in addition to his extensive music and entertainment business experiences, this includes a vast network of experienced professional’s from diverse backgrounds, along with medical marijuana/cannabis investing & expansion opportunities. The “interim” appointment was made so that the PLSI family and Mr. Victory are able to act immediately in his hire, while supporting the Company’s recent progress in addressing various challenges of the past and building a foundation for the future.

A graduate of the Naval Justice Academy in Newport, Rhode Island. Mr. Victory brings a wide-range of skills, experiences, and relationships to the Company. Mr. Victory is great when it comes to working under pressure, strong problem-solving and analytical skills. His ability to adapt to changes quickly in the business environment is one of the many qualities that captures the attention of many, and its this experience that qualifies him for the CEO position. In addition to his skill set; Mr. Victory has a very strong overall working knowledge of global economics, international business, law, international partnerships, acquisitions, mergers, sports and entertainment.

Mr. Victory also served several years in the United States Marine Corps, where he learned the importance of service and Esprit De Corps. While working in the legal field in the military, Mr. Victory was able to be a consistent student of military law. He also was granted the opportunity to observe the value of discipline and teamwork, and what we have now come to know as the “mastermind alliance.” Mr. Victory was the recipient of several medals and honors, which include the prestigious Navy Achievement Medal and Outstanding Volunteer Medal, respectively.

Mr. Victory is focused on creating greater social value. He understands that the purpose is the promise to the customers, while bringing consistent value to shareholders. Mr. Victory has negotiated several partnerships to assist with the expansion of operations and has been able to focus on the pain points of the Company, while implementing a purpose driven strategy. Mr. Victory's appointment is timely and aligns perfectly with PLSI’s corporate evolution from the early stage organization we were years ago, into a professionally managed public company with top-tier executive talent. Placing world-class marketing and sales expertise at the highest level of the Company is critical to establish PLSI’s leadership position in the market. We believe we are headed in that direction.

About Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd.,

Phoenix Life Sciences International Limited is an adaptive healthcare solutions company. Our business is to advance research and integrate programs and manufacturing of products that target and treat diabetes, pain, cancer, and address psychological, gastrointestinal, autoimmune, neurological and sleep disorders. We strive to create partnerships and integrate these programs for human health into communities worldwide as part of our Global Health Initiative.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Information contained in this press release regarding Phoenix Life Sciences International, Limited and its subsidiaries, (the “Companies”) may constitute forward-looking statements or statements which may be deemed or construed to be forward-looking statements. The words “plan”, “forecast”, “anticipates”, “estimate”, “project”, “intend”, “expect”, “should”, “believe,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve, and are subject to, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the Company’s actual results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements to differ from the future results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks, uncertainties and other factors are more fully discussed in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Companies herein are expressly qualified in their entirety by the above-mentioned cautionary statement. The Companies disclaim any obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this press release, except as may be required by law.

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and therefore the products sold by Phoenix Life Sciences International are not available in the U.S.

LEGAL DISCLOSURE

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd., does not sell or distribute any products in the United States that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (USCSA). The Company does not grow, sell, or distribute cannabis-based products in the United States and is solely involved with the legal distribution of pharmaceutical products that contain active ingredients derived from the cannabis plant within international markets.

Investor Contact:
Phone: (702) 213 4882
E-mail: investor.relations@phoenixlife.co

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Lit Atlanta crime drama series is green lit to resume filming soon!

LIT ATLANTA crime drama series

actors Horse Wren Sterling Jones Laura Piquero Karonda Amor

LIT ATLANTA crime drama series lead actor Horse Wren

El Caballo on set of tv series

LIT ATLANTA crime drama series full cast

LIT ATLANTA crime drama series full cast

Gripping new pilot series will have viewers realising it's highly anticipating appeal from just seeing the main cast members!!

No One Is Safe in Lit Atlanta crime drama series and that is what viewers need and expect to see in a show like this”

— The Director

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lit Atlanta: is an American crime drama series created and produced by Blue Gold media set to premiere on a major streaming network once finished. It focuses on the illegal drug trade in Atlanta Georgia.

"Lit Atlanta" explores the new visionaries of the drug war both trafficking and law enforcement. Bringing a once disorganized of independent zone bosses, the mafia, and cartels together in the present. As ' El Caballo ' takes control of the unified narcotraffickers to see his vision to expand.

Corrupt government and DEA agent's all look to either take bribes or take him & his organization out by any means.

This surley addictive show will base its series rising appeal & gripping success on these two key components a great cast of actors actresses, and action.

The director is using Atlanta's beautiful scenery and bustling city participation with camera angles to bring the plot's betrayal, and money washing to life.

It has literally brought the obvious attention out to this pilot series from some heavy-hitting streaming networks.

Lead actor:
Horse Wren as ' EL CABALLO '

actors:
Sterling Jones as DRAKO
Guy Messenger as Deputy Mayor Ted Hutchinson
Christopher Sho as Cartel Kingpin Orilio Cotez
Brian Decroce as Mafia Don Patrick Jauconie

actresses:
Karonda Amor as STEEL
Cali Sonte as SEQUOIA
Elizabeth Tyson as DEA Agent Mims
Laura Piquero as DEA Agent D'susant

The narcotrafficking game has finally taken a change! With the new ideas that El Caballo has devised and the unification meetings of these zone bosses, cartels, la costra nostra, triads, and yakuza, and the Russian mob. Inspired by true events, this series has the game brought to the highest levels.

WWW.LITATLANTATVSERIES.COM

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Blue Gold
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DCV Becomes An Official World Bank Vendor, Sparks New Opportunities

Shane Yeager & Celene Di Stasio sit with World Bank president Jim Kim & global leadership expert Marshall Goldsmith

Shane Yeager & Celene Di Stasio sit with World Bank president Jim Kim & global leadership expert Marshall Goldsmith

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ShortKlips, a video project management software designed by DCV

ShortKlips, a video project management software designed by DCV

DCV, a video production agency in Washington, DC, has officially become a vendor of The World Bank and its subsidiary agencies.

This is big for DCV & ShortKlips. Being stamped as a trusted vendor by such a prestigious organization shows how far we’ve come as a company”

— Shane Yeager, CEO, DCV

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Digital Creative Visionaries, a video production agency in Washington, DC, has officially become a vendor of The World Bank and its subsidiary agencies.

This affirms the business stability of DCV, as all parties interested in conducting business with the World Bank Group must go through a rigorous registration process where possible financial, conflict of interest and/or contractual risk considerations are reviewed and is confirmed that the vendor conforms to The World Banks high standards.

“This is big for DCV & ShortKlips. Being stamped as a trusted vendor by such a prestigious organization shows how far we’ve come as a company” said CEO, Shane Yeager.

“Meeting the WBG president Mr. Jim Kim was a wonderful experience. It made us proud to know this is the type of leadership we would be a contractor for.”

DCV & ShortKlips has already completed numerous productions for the WBG, from executive interviews to event recap video productions.

This marks another step forward for the ever-evolving agency, Digital Creative Visionaries.

Shane Yeager
DCV
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DCV Featured On The Clutch 1000 List As A Global Leader For Video Production

DCV named Clutch top global agency and top 1000 video production company world wide.

DCV named Clutch top global agency and top 1000 video production company world wide.

ShortKlips, a video project management software designed by DCV

ShortKlips, a video project management software designed by DCV

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DCV, a leading Washington, DC video production agency

This year, Digital Creative Visionaries (DCV) has been recognized as a global leader in video production by B2B review service Clutch.

With the release of ShortKlips, our video project management software, we are well-positioned to be a competitive and fast-growing creative force in the Washington, DC area and far beyond.”

— Shane Yeager, CEO, DCV

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, USA, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Digital Creative Visionaries (DCV) has been providing digital marketing services to companies since its start in 2014. DCV has been a regular presence in the DC metro area, generating millions of dollars in opportunities for household names.

Digital Creative Visionaries & ShortKlips has been recognized as a leader in video production. Clutch, the B2B ratings and reviews platform, published their list for the top 1000 companies on their site and featured both entities as global leaders.

"Being a smaller agency in a very competitive DC video production market, we are proud of our partners and staff who have worked hard to create results for our clients. We're not stopping," said Shane Yeager, CEO, DCV.

"With the release of ShortKlips, our video project management software, we are well-positioned to be a competitive and fast-growing creative force in the Washington, DC area and far beyond."

The importance of this recognition is based on the methodology behind them. In order for DCV to be given recognition, client’s must leave verified client feedback that proves the partnership was beneficial and successful. DCV was the recipient of numerous client reviews praising them on excellent delivery and customer service.

"Thank you clients for all the positive feedback you have given our team at DCV. Without your support, we wouldn’t be able to call ourselves D.C. leaders and global leaders for video production," said COO, Celene Di Stasio, "It’s important that we keep establishing authority to establish more connections with potential buyers."

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Catching up with DJ Melisha

DJ Melisha, Music & Blockchain

the link between music and this technology was very interesting”

— Melisha Linnell

GOTHENBURG, VASTRA GOTALAND, SWEDEN, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Swedish music producer sat down for a Q&A with us about why she’s using the Telos-powered music app Zeptagram to monetize her art, the music business in general, COVID-19, and that Game of Thrones ending, of course.

Veteran musician Melisha Linnell recently began auctioning partial rights to some of her songs on Zeptagram. In doing so, she’s helping to pioneer a whole new revenue model for musicians, who can use the Telos-powered dapp as an alternative to traditional middleman-heavy business streams like royalties and live gigs.
In the Q&A below, we explore why Melisha has turned to Zeptagram, and how her experience with blockchain has gone so far.
Melisha spoke to Telos Foundation content producer Peter A. McKay from her hometown Gothenburg, Sweden, where she has a recording studio at Brewhouse, an industrial space that’s been converted into a “culture factory” to host concerts and other events. She previously earned a bachelor’s degree in music production from University of Dalarna. She also teaches music production, mixing and mastering at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.
Recently Melisha started working with manager Peter Swartling and is now working on her new EDM/pop album featuring many exciting artists.
In 2019, Melisha released two songs as part of a fan art project called ”Dragon Mother,” based on Game of Thrones.
She also recently started producing songs to a project called SheTrance with artist Nadja Itäsaari. And she is co-founder of an nonprofit called EQLovesMusic, which runs projects in music production and gender equality.

Read the whole interview at: https://medium.com/telos-foundation/catching-up-with-dj-melisha-1fc7ff16bdc1

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Electoral College Documentary to Screen on PBS12

Poster image showing that "Winner Take All" has been named "Official Selection" of the 2019 "Awareness Festival," 2020 "Angeles Doc Festival," and 2020 "EFPalooza."

“Winner Take All” has been named “Official Selection” of the 2019 “Awareness Festival,” 2020 “Angeles Doc Festival,” and 2020 “EFPalooza.”

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“Winner Take All,” a film about the U.S. electoral system, will be shown on Denver’s PBS12 in June.

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is constitutionally consistent. It also, importantly, makes every voter in every state politically relevant.”

— Michael Steele, former chairman, Republican National Committee

DENVER, COLORADO, USA, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — PBS12 (https://www.pbs12.org, https://www.facebook.com/PBS12.CO, https://twitter.com/PBS12_CO) has added the documentary film, “Winner Take All” (winnertakeallfilm.com), to its June program lineup. The film explains how the frequently misunderstood Electoral College works, why its election results have conflicted with the popular vote, and Colorado’s effort to join a compact with other states to prevent such conflicts in the future. The broadcast is particularly timely since a referendum to repeal the legislation will appear on Colorado’s November ballot.

“There’s a lot of confusion around how the Electoral College works and what our founders designed it to accomplish,” says filmmaker, Don Colacino. “Many people believe it advantages one party over another, or that it ensures that voters in rural areas have an equal voice, but when you look at the details neither of those things are true. Both Republicans and Democrats have at various times supported a popular vote, and it was the compromise of a bi-cameral Congress that was designed to allay the concerns of less-populous states.”

“The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact doesn’t “drop” the Electoral College nor does it perform an “end run” on the Electoral College,” wrote Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee in a letter published in The Wall Street Journal on February 20, 2020. “The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is constitutionally consistent. It also, importantly, makes every voter in every state politically relevant.”

Colorado's Senate was the first state legislative house in the nation to pass a National Popular Vote bill in 2006, with bipartisan support. The Colorado House passed it in 2009, but both branches must pass a bill within two years for it to reach the Governor’s desk for signature. That happened in 2019, but opponents immediately filed a referendum against it.

“Winner Take All” will air on Friday, June 19 at 9:00 pm, with an encore presentation on Sunday, June 21 at 4:30 pm. Both broadcasts will take place on Colorado PBS’s primary channel 12.1.

More information can be found at winnertakeallfilm.com. Winner Take All Documentary LLC created the film in association with Colacino Productions LLC (colacinoproductions.com), a Business-to-Business (B2B) film production company focused on documentary, commercial, and industrial films. The company provides both documentary- and narrative-style content creation and production services. For more information please contact info@winnertakeallfilm.com.

About PBS12
PBS12 (formerly Colorado Public Television, CPT12) is a different kind of PBS station. We’re your neighbor. We’re rooted in independence and diverse viewpoints. We champion diverse voices, celebrate community, delight audiences, and expand perspectives for all Coloradans. We promise to be PBS in a whole new way. PBS12 is on-air on channel 12 (over-the-air and on DirecTV and Dish) on Comcast channel 660 in Denver and throughout Northern Colorado and Mountain communities. In Colorado Springs and Pueblo, PBS12 is on channel 12 (over-the-air) and on Comcast channel 712. Online, PBS12 is available at http://www.pbs12.org, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, and on-demand at video.PBS12.org.

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UP PERISCOPE, Putting Traditional Leadership in the Crosshairs is Helping Oganizations be More Agile and Resilient

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The dust cover for the new book UP PERISCOPE, Putting Tradtional Leadership in the Crosshairs

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Deb Cake Fortin writing the manuscript for UP PERISCOPE

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John Gregory Vincent with his Navigation Division Underway, Underneath the Oceans

The follow-up book to Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way, UP PERISCOPE is tapping into the author's patent published system to drive effective leadership

Not only did John enlighten us as to the meaning of our assessments, but he also taught us how to capitalize on them through the power of being ‘pointy.’ A completely unique use of these tools.”

— Garret Harrell – Marine Raider

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA, US, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — There is a good reason that "Putting Traditional Leadership in the Crosshairs" is in the title of this book. Look no further than the good and poor examples of situational leadership on display on a daily basis. For organizations to be successful in our new reality they will need agile, resilient leadership based on a proven system. This book is built on the foundation found in place onboard the most sophisticated vessel ever designed to operate in the universe. It operates in the unforgiving, dangerous world beneath our oceans. Perhaps most astonishing is it is operated by a crew with an average age of 22, 80% of which have no more than a high school diploma. Due to agile, resilient leadership there has never been a nuclear accident on board these nuclear-powered submarines. The world will benefit from these universal truths. The Submarine Way works and this new book with helping everyone who reads it drive more effective inclusive leadership.

Most leadership books are long on theory and very very short on solutions, specific tools to drive more effective results. We do not take the easy road in UP PERISCOPE. The co-authors blend their expertise gained from senior leadership in Fortune 300 companies with that gained from being The Gallup Organizations top client rated consultant in the world to bring a dose of reality to developing leaders effectively.

This new book not only builds on their first bestseller, Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way with submarine stories around leadership secrets surfaced from this secret world. It goes further into the elements of their patent published leadership development through the inclusion system and specific actions they have helped their clients implement, leading to significant, measurable results.

This new book is about reality, not hype. Below is taken directly from a chapter in UP PERISCOPE, Putting Traditional Leadership in the Crosshairs to demonstrate just one of the numerous, contrarian but highly effective leadership development approaches that will absolutely drive more agile, resilient leaders.

Caring Leaders Do Not Take Care of People

Yes, you heard me right. People who are taken care of do not learn to make independent decisions, or how to handle issues in a crisis and they don’t teach others how to develop people to make good decisions or operate independently. Excellent leaders understand they are responsible for an outcome. They understand others are accountable for the outcome as well, but they teach others to get the job done and to get it done right. Five things a leader can do to teach a person to fish, so they can eat for the rest of their life:

1. Roles and jobs should have talent considerations. Individuals should be placed in jobs where their talents and strengths can contribute.

2. Mistakes happen. We all learn from our mistakes as well as our successes. If individuals do not feel safe to make mistakes, they will not innovate.

3. Give individuals latitude to achieve the mission. If there is no latitude, be honest.

4. Allow individuals access to you to ask questions. Avoid taking over the project. Coach them to a good decision.

5. Make sure there are good plans behind important initiatives, including those that involve developing people.

Authentic caring is demonstrated through genuine relationships with the people the leader interfaces with and leads. These relationships have integrity at the root and are built on an ethical foundation. More to follow on the importance of integrity in leading others. The same with strengths. A good leader knows his/her strengths and looks to maximize these with those they lead. They also look to their people to fill in the gaps created by their lack of expertise in an area.

For more than a decade The Submarine Way has been guiding and partnering with organizations of all types and sizes to drive leadership through our patent published lens of inclusion. Our goal is simple, change our workplaces, communities, and schools forever. We have a better way, we know a better way and we have the results and the patent to back up its unique and powerful approach. Let's get a copy of this new book in everyone's hands.

Deborah Cake Fortin
The Submarine Way
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Through the lens of an expert: Aspire’s VP briefs the latest test automation trends and best practices in the industry

Janaki Jayachandran, Vice President – Testing, Aspire Systems

An interview featuring our top testing expert, Janaki Jayachandran for the best insights on testing trends, updates, and many more.

OAK BROOK, ILLINOIS, US, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The virus outbreak has a tremendous impact on the businesses across almost every industry. Organizations are looking forward to solutions that can both help themselves run their business and support their end-users in this adverse situation. Even the well-established organizations across the globe are struggling to manage and operate their business seamlessly.

This interview by News Desk will help business leaders to get an idea of the ways in which they can resume their business in the most efficient and cost-effective ways. The interview was conducted by Jennifer Bonine (CEO AND Founder, PinkLion) featuring our top testing expert, Janaki Jayachandran, (VP-Testing, Aspire Systems) for STAR EAST 2020 to get a brief on the various testing challenges faced widely, the best ways to address those challenges, the impact of AI/ML to improve the test automation process, and many more useful thoughts.

1. What are the most common challenges that customers are experiencing in dealing with modern-day applications?

To date, Aspire has worked with more than 1000 customers over the last 20 + years. We could clearly see the shift in the industry towards the software engineering approach, which poses multiple challenges for testing.

 Test Automation in an Agile based testing with CI/CD: Sprints in agile usually have a focus on building the features right and many a time the requirements evolve through the sprint cycle. Hence, implementing test automation is quite challenging.

 Multi-Layered Architecture: With the likes of Microservices architecture, today’s applications have multiple layers (UI, API, Mobile, etc.). Therefore, it’s not sufficient to automate just the UI alone. All the layers have to be covered in order to ensure a high-quality application.

 Testing on a wide range of Mobile devices; Faster turnaround time: Applications are expected to be accessible over mobile. In certain cases, the number of mobile devices to be supported could be quite high. This coupled with the short time frame given for testing poses a huge challenge.

 Non-Functional Testing covering Performance and Security: In today’s demanding market it’s not just enough to have the best of features in the application but reliability and availability of the application also play a major role in customer success. Therefore, it’s imperative to cover the non-functional testing as part of the test strategy to stay ahead in the market.

 Diversified Tools & Frameworks to cover all the layers: To solve the above challenges many time customers end up using half a dozen tools & frameworks, which results in an operational & maintenance nightmare. Integrating the tools and consolidating the siloed reports is by itself will turn out to be a mini-project.

2. What are the innovations that Aspire is providing to help solve customer challenges?

Hyper-Testing is Aspire’s unique methodology for Testing. Hyper-Testing is an agile and unified approach towards designing and executing a test strategy that covers end to end testing of all application layers (Functional, UI, API, Mobile, etc.) as well as non-functional requirements (security, performance, load, availability, etc.) by leveraging the best of breed tools (cloud, open-source, etc.), resulting in lower TCO and Higher ROI.

To enable Hyper-Testing we have a fully integrated and seamless framework called AFTA. AFTA covers end-end testing needs covering both functional and non-functional with support for a complete CI/CD integration. This drastically reduces the complexity for customers from switching between multiple tools and reports.

Testing on the cloud – We have designed our testing methodology to operate 100% on the cloud. This allows us to meet on-demand requirements and also significantly cut down the infrastructure cost for our customers. Thousands of browsers and mobile devices can be tested instantly at a fraction of cost.
Our recent innovation is a Robotic Arm to especially help Retail customers in performing automated testing for POS Terminals. Robotic Arm is designed to perform testing for card-based transactions including swipe, chip insert, and tap mode payments. Automating these operations saves a lot of manual effort and completely eliminates human errors.

3. What do you think of AI/ML's impact on Test Automation?

It’s given that AI/ML is absolutely going to play a vital role in almost all the fields. Test Automation will also stand to gain a lot from AI/ML. In fact at Aspire, last year we released the latest version of AFTA 3.0, and the primary focus of this release is to enable AFTA with a set of AI/ML features that make this framework much powerful. We feel the 2 main areas to be focused for AI/ML implementation are – Productivity and Accuracy of testing.

For example, we have built capabilities that can drastically reduce false positives in automation results thereby increasing the accuracy of test results. Similarly, we have built capabilities to cut down significant manual efforts towards activities like script maintenance, issue verification, and categorization, etc. We are seeing that these sets of AI/ML features are resulting in an almost 30%-50% increase in productivity of teams, which transforms to cost savings for our customers.

4. Do you foresee any specific areas in testing to get more attention in the near future?

While end-end testing is important to produce high-quality software, we find that Performance engineering will play an extremely important role in the overall success of the companies. Particularly with the current COVID situation, there is a general increase in the load of the systems as more and more people are switching to online. A good example would be one of our US customers from the education industry has experienced 10X times more load than what they typically receive. It’s primarily because of current lockdown in the US leading to more activities happening over online from homes. We worked along with the customer to plan the load and performance testing on time to get the system fully ready to service the multi-fold increase in load.

We strongly feel different segments will go through varying degrees of increase in load but the key is to be prepared to handle it successfully.

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Bindhu Charles
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