Personal discount: You can purchase or “sponsor” up to a Mac, iPad, iPhone, watch and iPod per calendar year (January 1 to December 31). The maximum amount allowed cannot be shipped to the same individual or corporation (i.e. a company, institution, club or group), whether the purchase is sponsored exclusively by you or other eligible employees/members. “Sponsor” means ordering for a family member or friend. The Employee Purchase Program (“Program”) is a benefit provided by Apple Inc. (“Apple”) for current and retired employees, contractors, members and family members of participating companies and other organizations. The program is intended for personal use. Back to Kung Fu Panda and the story of Po. Po is able to save the village from the ravages of the psychopathic leopard. It`s not because he`s become an amazing kung fu artist; It was because the people “believed” that Po, as a dragon warrior, had the power to save them. For those who know the film, it was the secret ingredient – the belief that Po was the dragon warrior. I guess Steve Jobs is really the dragon warrior of the company. Steve made the most of his second chance at Apple by redefining Apple`s contract.
He made his employees believe that they would build the best products and that Apple would truly become the most valuable company in the world. Our research suggests that one of the main drivers of an organization`s success is whether the organization`s leaders take the time to build and maintain this increasingly important contract. Sometimes leaders are not even aware of having a contract, let alone understanding what it means. However, good leaders take the time to carefully understand, build and define their contract. They focus not only on slogans and slogans, but also on culture, promises of value and whether the conditions and exchanges in the treaty are fair to all three parties. They understand that their contract is like an iceberg. Part of the contract is explicit (i.e. above water), such as the exchange of compensation for an employee`s time and workload. But the vast majority of the terms of the contract are implied — or like an iceberg — underwater.
Successful leaders take the time to ensure that the implied conditions (the psychological contract) are aligned to where they want to take the organization. 1) Even if the product has been advertised, you still can`t talk about it. Companies like Apple pay their engineers to create the products, not to market them. To prevent employees from unfairly gaining large social media followers, which could then be used for monetary gain, they must establish confidentiality rules. If you sign a confidentiality agreement, you can`t talk about anything until you get the green light. If you`re in Ken Bauer`s situation, the key is to do what he did. Take full responsibility. Everyone makes mistakes. He was one of a loving father who edm a moment of joy with his daughter. If you saw the video, you would know that she is so proud of her father. As a member of HR for over 15 years, I can tell you that it says a lot about the kind of man he is.
I think there are times when getting fired is good for your career. In addition, I guarantee you that he will soon have enough job offers. And his new employer can be 100% sure that Bauer will never violate the confidentiality agreement! So how does Steve Jobs find himself in this scene? Well, with Steve`s death, it`s as if Steve had become the warrior dragon of the company – able to make billions of revenue with nothing but his yogi mind and the energy of a fiery apple wrapped in aluminum.