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Street Hype - January 1-18, 2013

Street Hype - January 1-18, 2013

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PatrieceB. MillerFuneralService, Inc.
Licensed Funeral DirectorFrom Westmoreland, Jamaica WI• Shipping Local & Overseas
914-310-4294718-314-2019
 Vol: 8 No. 01WWW.STREETHYPENEWSPAPER.COM • FREE COPYJANUARY 1-18, 2013
CARIBBEANFLAVOR
 Jerk SalmonCurried LobsterEscovich SnapperLobster Run DownKing Crab LegsGrilled TilapiaRasta Pasta • Jerk ChickenCurry Coconut SalmonBrown Stew SalmonRun Down Snapper
BJ’s Shopping Center • Pelham Manor PlazaOpen 7 am to 10 pm | 914-633-5000
‘Community Lifestyle Newspaper’
Street Hype 2012Top Personalities
Usain St. Leo BoltOlympic champion sprinter
Mathieu EugeneNew York City CouncilVincent HosangRoyal Caribbean BakeryPatriece B. Miller
Patriece B. Miller Funeral Service, Inc
.Jacques GrahamCountry Kitchen DinerKingsley StewartLink Up Radio/WVIP 93.5 FMGeorge CrooksJammins EntertainmentDavid B CalenderNew York State AttorneyColette Cyrus-BurnetteSuper Wings NYDavid “Squeeze” AnnakieLink Up Media
 By Patrick Maitland Street Hype Editor
S
everal Jamaican andCaribbean nationals resid-ing in New York, along withOlympic champion sprinterUsain St. Leo Bolt were amongthe most influential personalitiesacknowledged during 2012 bymembers of the Street Hype edi-torial board.
Bolt is the first man to holdboth the 100 metres and 200metres world records. He is thereigning Olympic champion inthese two events, the first man towin six Olympic gold medals insprinting, and a five-time Worldchampion.He was the first to achieve a"double double" by winning 100m and 200 m titles at consecutiveOlympics (2008 and 2012) andtopped this through the first"double triple" (including4x100m relays). His 2009record-breaking margin for 100m, from 9.69 to 9.58 seconds, isthe highest since the start of fullyautomatic time measurements.
It was an extremely busy yearfor Mount Vernon’s basedlicensed funeral director PatrieceB. Miller, founder and CEO of Patriece B. Miller FuneralService, Inc. Miller was entrustedwith the funeral arrangements andfinal resting places for scores of Caribbean nationals in the NewYork/Tri-States communities.
Continued on page 4
 
2 STREET HYPE JANUARY 1-18, 2013WWW.STREETHYPENEWSPAPER.COM
 
M
aking decisions is a central part of leadership. Even when a leader usesa laissez-faire leadership style, the leaderremains responsible for making manydecisions such as the nature of the goalsthat followers should pursue and the typeof leadership style that is appropriate fortheir situation.Followers often look to leaders tomake decisions, particularly if they havedifficulty with envisioning the specifictasks that are required to achieve a specif-ic goal. Because of the importance of deci-sion making to leadership, you shouldunderstand how to approach decision mak-ing.To make better decisions, one mustunderstand that decision making is aprocess involving a sequential series of steps that are considered part of the criticalthinking process.These steps are (a) identify the prob-lem, (b) analyze the possible solutions tothe problem, (c) evaluate which of the pos-sible solutions will be most effective, and(d) select and implement that solution.These steps give you a structuredframework to improve the quality of yourdecisions. The first three steps focus oncollecting information that is useful whenmaking a decision. The way leaders asdecision makers collect the informationoften depends on their leadership style andthe situation.For example, the autocratic leadermay be comfortable with personally col-lecting the information, while a participa-tive leader may be comfortable relying onthe information provided by others.Identifying a problem requires thatyou understand that a problem exists andcan recognize the root cause of the prob-lem. While it is often easy to recognize thesymptoms of a problem, the actual causeof the problem may not be immediatelyapparent. As a result, a good leader care-fully evaluates the nature of the problembefore considering the possible solutions.All problems have possible more thanone solutions. Effective decision makingrequires identifying the range of possiblesolutions that address the root cause of theproblem. The analysts determines the wayeach solutions will affect the problem. Theanalysts should also consider the effect of the solution on the processes or systemsused by an organization based on theassumption that a change to fix one part of a system may cause a new problem withanother part of the system. At the sametime, the leader must remain aware thatdecisions can have effect on followerswhen evaluating possible alternatives.After evaluating the possible alterna-tives, the leader should be able to deter-mine the solution that is most likely tosolve the problem without causing newand unanticipated problems.A leader should also recognize that alldecisions will not produce the desiredresults. Some solutions appear effective intheory but fail in practice.As a result, an effective decisionmaker has a contingency plan in the eventthat the decision fails to achieve thedesired result.The contingency plan often consistsof a solution to the problem that wasrejected during the evaluation phase.__________________________________
WWW.STREETHYPENEWSPAPER.COMJANUARY 1-18, 2012STREET HYPE 3
Editorial
More Planning and Networking for 2013
patrick@streethype.net
The opinions expressed in this newspaper, except for the above, do not necessarily reflect the views of Street Hype Newspaper and its publishers. Please send yourcomments and or suggestions to editor@streethypenewspaper.com. Responses should be no longer than 400 words. Not all articles will be published
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Publisher & Editor:
PATRICK MAITLAND
Associate Editor:
JINELLE CRAIG
Senior Contributing Editor:
GENEIVE BROWN METZGER
Advertising Director:
NOLA BOOTHE
Consulting Editors
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711 S Columbus Ave, Fl 1Mount Vernon, NY 10550Tel: 914-663-4972-3 • Fax: 914-663-4972editor@streethypenewspaper.comadvertising@streethypenewspaper.comwww.streethypenewspaper.comPublished by:
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M
ost of us are happy to be alive andwelcome 2013 while cheerfully saygoodbye to the past year.This time of year we all make resolu-tions and promises as we seek to improveour lives and enhance relationships withfriends and family members.A historian once said, that a way of understanding where we are in the worldtoday, is to understand the past by findingout how we got where we are and wherewe may be going in the future.It is therefore, very critical that wereview our personal, professional or busi-ness activities during the past year.Overall, in our evaluation, while theUS economic environment has shownsome signs of stabilizing, there weremany issues that contributed to the uncer-tainty in businesses.The business consulting firm,Protiviti, observed that during 2012, boththe State and Federal governments imple-mented several business regulatory andpolicy changes. The rapid pace of technol-ogy-and growing consumer appetite- havehelped to make privacy and informationsecurity issues, data management and ana-lytics, and software investments in busi-ness performance improvement top prior-ities.Protiviti also noted that achievingcustomer loyalty and changing geopoliti-cal dynamics, have become dominantconcerns in the ongoing wake of the glob-al financial crisis.I am sure that there are other chal-lenges or issues that are unique to ourindividual situation. It is therefore imper-ative for us to identify and consider thesechallenges and emerging issues to avoidbeing caught off guard later.Now that we have identified the prob-lems and setbacks of 2012, the focus for2013 must be on the solutions—the issuesunder our control.Proper planning and managing ourlimited resources must be our new year’sresolutions.Creating a good working businessenvironment for both staff and clients aswell as cooperating and networking withyour colleagues are key steps to help growyour business in 2013.
DrNevaSpeaks
neva@nevaalexander.com
How to Be a Better Decision Maker
• Dr. Neva Helena Alexander (Dr. Neva) is cur-rently a faculty member at Prince Mohammad University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia asa Coordinator for Core Humanities and SocialScience in the College of Arts and Science. Herresearch interest and specialty includes femaleleadership, leadership styles and entrepreneur-ship.
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