Review of the Kangaroo Keeper Handbag Organizer

If you’re like most women, you have to dig through your purse every time you want to find your keys, lipstick or cell phone. The Kangaroo Keeper can solve that problem simply, easily and inexpensively. The Kangaroo Keeper is a very handy purse organizer. It has multiple little pouches (thus the name) that lets you neatly store well over fifty different items. The Kangaroo Keeper fits right into purses of various sizes and irregular shapes. You won’t miss the mess and it will save you a lot of time every day that you would otherwise spend hunting in the bottom of your handbag. It not only holds many items, but it can organize accessories of various sizes as well. From the tiny – such as lipstick, nail files and breath spray – to larger things like water bottles or paperback books.

Kangaroo Keeper – Solving the “Too Many Handbags” Dilemma

It’s no secret that women like to shop for designer handbags. We collect them like others collect postage stamps. This typically leads to a closet filled with handbags of various sizes, shapes and internal geometry. Owning a good assortment of purses, of course is not only a guilty pleasure, but it’s really a necessity as well nowadays. Since a given outfit will simply look good with a certain style and color of handbag, and not so good with others. The downside is that when you change outfits – and thus purses – you have to move all the stuff from the last one to the new one. It can take forever and be very frustrating, especially when you’re running late.

Easy Transfer When You Change Purses

With the Kangaroo Keeper, transferring items from one handbag to another is quick and easy. You simply lift the Kangaroo Keeper out of the old handbag and insert it – contents and all – right into the new one, and off you go! In addition to the frustration of trying to find a certain item in a cluttered handbag, there’s also the issue of unsightly bulging within the bag itself. With so much crammed into such a tight space, it’s no wonder that you see so many women carrying handbags that look over-stuffed. The hairbrush handles and sharp car keys and all the other things in there competing for the limited space conspire to not only make the handbag look over-full and bulky, but can damage the lining as well.

The Kangaroo Keeper solves this problem by allowing you to fit as many items as you like neatly and snugly – without them being able to gouge the purse’s insides. The Kangaroo Keeper also includes fold-out flaps. These allow one to place even more items inside by simply extending the flaps thereby making it larger in volume. As for the problem of quickly locating car keys, cell phones, money and the like, the Keeper has dedicated compartments where you can put the most critical things for fast retrieval. You can purchase the Kangaroo Keeper in various sizes so you have one for each family of handbag in your collection.

The Kangaroo Keeper is a godsend to those of us that live out of their handbags and are sick and tired of it being messy and disorganized. The Keeper’s design, features and affordability makes it a no-brainer for today’s busy woman on the go. Definitely recommended.

Belts: As Your Style Statement

Men have few opportunities for making a statement with their attire. They have the normal working getup i.e. suit, tie, and black shoes. The normal casual apparel i.e. slacks, button-down with brown shoes. The Fashion belts provide them with an actual option to show their world. The belt may make or break the outfit. One can stand out amid the crowd with such chic fashion belts.

The vintage quality in the belts is ‘hot’ presently. My mom used to wear that fabulous one having two large heads of a gold lion. If one may get that vintage style belts, it would give a faultless look.

My Mom used to wear that belt when she was dressing up, you might wear it casually in fashion. These belts are seen wearing with denim, jumpsuits t-shirts, over jackets, and on the sweaters. You must be careful while wearing necklace, it might take away the belt statement. One cuff bracelet, though, might seem smashing.

Include certain savor to your wardrobe by taking Diesel’s Vitindiano Belt. It is retro style belts and is prepared from brown leather plus is very cool. Its printed buckle design shows Native American plus read “Diesel – Only the Brave – Diesel.”‘ Diesel is one of the best brands there. This belts has a brass round buckle having a solo-pron closure.’ It is prepared in Italy and is 1.25 inch in width.

Golf is above a sport. Everybody stepping in the course recognizes that.’ Fashion is seeping its approach in the fairways as well as greens all over. J. Lindeberg Slater 40 Belt shows the class and the game wrapped in single white belt. It is a silver tone buckle having a logo and the leather keeper guarantee a comfy fit with bold style.

The person of fashion world knows that the leading name in men’s fashion at the moment is Ed Hardy. The Ed Hardy EH1201 Men’s Tiger Open Mouth Leather Belt contains distinctive tiger print on it. It is the utmost popular belts of Ed Hardy, and it is from the collection of 2009 and also contains a removable buckle.’ It is 100 % guaranteed genuine and has a surplus of colors and sizes to select from.’ The embossed tattoo graphics pose perfect for the night in town or for simply standing out of the office.’ Brighten up your classic daily outfits by these stylish, sexy belts.

Feeling secure by your outfit prior to stepping out of the door is crucial in the morning. Arrow Center Weave Belt by the Johnston & Murphy would make you secure and certainly confident about your look. It has cord stitching with polished nickel buckle making it sophisticated and classy. Your colleagues would feel jealous about its polished nickel end tab and double leather keepers.’ It is prepared from fully grain leather thus it is dependable and durable.’ It is ideal for work and play.

Another best option is Leegin’s Oasis ribbed overlay leather Belts. It is featuring tooled leather overlays creating a stylish, unique ribbed design. It is crafted from authentic leather and definitely shows certain serious persona.’ The removable belt buckle that is antiqued silver tone make it casual belt. Since it is casual that does not mean it cannot be worn along with slacks and black dress pants.

Thus whether you are seeking a good typical classy belt or else the casual, sexy one, unique, there are innumerable ways for dressing up and embellishing your wardrobe.’ Do not leave your home without wearing such amazing belts. Your colleagues, family, friends, and even the strangers would stop to stare your belt.

Fascinating Leadership Styles From Cricket for Organisations and Leaders

An in-depth and extensive analysis of the game of Cricket has provided following fascinating variety of Leadership styles that can be adopted by organizations and leaders. Adaptation of suitable leadership style is to be based on the organisation/team composition, strength and weakness of members, organization and individual goals, nature of assignments to be handled-as to long/medium/short-term, commercial or social, new assignments or repeat/ standard ones and so on. By identifying multiple situations that can confront leaders in their career path, this article brings to focus forcefully that leadership style cannot be static for a leader and will require them wearing different leadership hats, suiting a variety of situations

We have chosen the fascinating game of Cricket to identify leadership styles for organizations and leaders, as it is characterized by the following features:

1) It offers a variety of formats like Test Matches, One-day, 20-20, knock-out, League format and so on, requiring different skill sets from team members and different leadership styles to handle them. 2) The long- history of Cricket has witnessed a phenomenal variety of leaders (Captains) , some of them legends, some great, some average/passable, some downright failures and so on 3) On the personal side Cricket is a team game and has always consisted of a great variety with respect to the team composition, as to location, culture, language or dialect or way of speaking, economic strata, age, experience, physical appearance, nature and so on 4) On the technical side the complexity of skill sets consisting of Match winners, All-rounders, Batsmen (Aggressive hitters, balanced ones capable of long-hauls, slow-pick-up) , Bowlers (Fast, Medium, Off-Spinners, Leg-spinners) Fielders (Close in, out-field, out-standing, good, bad and to be protected etc) , Wicket-keeper and so on.

5) Also leadership styles to suit the style, stature and strength of opponents, type of pitches, situation in a series, qualifying requirements, availability of /injury to players etc. 6) A great entertainer (on its day) and a money spinning spectator sport. 7) However great you are (like star performers in an organization) , you have to abide by the authority of umpires and captains on the field, with selective/limited options for appealing, calling for judicious usage Of such opportunities. 8) Need for all team members to alter their style to the format of the game or situational requirements and hence the expectation from the captains to prepare and mould them accordingly.

The fascinating range of Leadership styles unearthed as part of the in-depth analysis of game of Cricket reads as follows The leadership styles are listed in the alphabetical order for easy recall and do not signify any order of importance etc.

1) ACTIVE (OMNIPRESENT) LEADERSHIP 2) AGGRESSIVE (TIGER ON THE PROWL!) LEADERSHIP 3) CHARISMATIC (ROYAL!) LEADERSHIP 4) CONFIDENCE-BUILDING (IDENTIFYING GEMS!) LEADERSHIP 5) COOL (ICEBERG) /PASSIVE LEADERSHIP 6) ENDURING (STABILITY/COMMANDING RESPECT) LEADERSHIP 7) INSPIRATIONAL (TRANSFORMATIONAL) LEADERSHIP 8) PARTICIPATIVE (OUTSTANDING OR STAND-OUT?!) LEADERSHIP 9) PROJECT STYLE (SLAM-BANG!) LEADERSHIP 10) TASK-MASTER (MILITARY) LEADERSHIP 11) UNOBTRUSIVE (CARROT& STICK) LEADERSHIP

Here we are analysing the 11 leadership styles:

1) ACTIVE (OMNIPRESENT) LEADERSHIP – Here the captain/the leader adopts the style of being present virtually everywhere, signifying an intention to be in the know of all and sundry happenings. Team members are likely to feel the leader virtually breathing behind their neck. Hence to avoid being over-active, as that may communicate a lack of confidence with the team members This”OMNIPRESENT”style of leadership (somewhat duly modified) , may be relevant in organizations/teams consisting of predominantly freshers, less skilled etc requiring and looking for constant guidance. The exceptions in the team need to be handled differently and hence the modification indicated.

2) AGGRESSIVE (TIGER ON THE PROWL!) LEADERSHIP – This is generally the style of leadership adopted by Australian Captains, who invariably with a strong and aggressive team backing them, mostly tried to play a psychological game (almost bordering on mini-warfare) of conveying to the opponents that Australians are supremely confident of winning and out to make a mince-meat of hapless opponents. While mostly it has worked for strong teams, when this borders on over-confidence or gross underestimating of opponents, this can back-fire very badly. In an organization/team environment such a style can succeed if the team members know and have adopted to this style of their leader. In a situation of mixed team of old and new members, the new ones need to be put in through an orientation of this “TIGER ON THE PROWL” leadership style and old team members style of functioning, for this to succeed. Otherwise it can back-fire very badly, as new members may get alienated. Also this may work well even with new comers like ambitious management graduates, who believe in aggressive leadership for fast-track growth

3) CHARISMATIC (ROYAL!) LEADERSHIP – This style of leadership has occurred whenever captains have been towering personalities of the game or with royal lineage etc. We have instances of both legendary and successful captains and miserable failures under this category. In an organization/ team set-up this can work (without much modifications) , if the team members deem it a privilege to be working under a star personality. Otherwise there is a definite need for such leader to communicate in no uncertain terms, he is very much approachable and his stature need not be a deterrent for the team members

4) CONFIDENCE-BUILDING (IDENTIFYING GEMS!) LEADERSHIP – One of the examples always quoted in cricket for this style of leadership is Imran khan of Pakistan, who is credited with unearthing gems like Wasim Akram, Abdul quadir and others. Sensing their potential, he is supposed to have been always on their side, when they were down and out, to build confidence in them. Together they played a key part in taking Pakistan to their pinnacle of glory by winning world championship. In an organization/team set-up such leaders can be an asset in identifying and moulding gems. However they will be disasters, if they are seen to be playing the game of favouritism, misusing their position.

5) COOL (ICE-BERG) /PASSIVE LEADERSHIP: One classic case of Cool leadership (as coined by commentators, Media& others) has been Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India. This type of leadership has the risk of being classified as cool, when the team is winning and passive when the team is losing! In an organizational/Team environ this style of leadership can work, if you have a well settled team/products/ services, stable organizational /economic environ and the organization/team is perceived to be succeeding. When this situation changes, unless there is a perceptible change in leadership style, the leader will be branded “PASSIVE”or inactive.

6) ENDURING (STABILITY&COMMANDING RESPECT) LEADERSHIP: Even though many Australian captains have exhibited such leadership style, slightly lesser credit is being given here for their endurance, as their teams have been virtually “WORLD-CHAMPIONS” for prolonged periods of time. Very rarely a boat is disturbed, when the sailing is smooth. Hence a little bit more focus is on leaders/ captains like Daniel Vettori of New zealand, Greame Smith of South Africa, Mahela Jayawardane of Srilanka as they have been Enduring leaders, inspite of their teams not being the Champs. This style of leadership in organizations/teams is possible for leaders, who are perceived as people oriented and when no major competing leader of stature is in sight. The stability should not lead to too much comfort, familiarity& personal equations with the team members leading to difficulties in extracting performance. Also this style of leadership may not sustain when strong alternate leader emerges (with general preference for change) and when the performance of the organization/team goes below certain benchmarks.

7) INSPIRATIONAL (TRANSFORMATIONAL) LEADERSHIP: Possibly the most striking example in cricket for this style of leadership is Mike Brearly of England, whose leadership qualities are termed out-standing. The legend goes that he could have been part of any team in the world as a captain, but not as a player!The classic example is that of Ashes series, after England was down &out 2-nil after 2 matches and their star performer Botham performing miserably, as per Australia’s aggressive game plan of containing Botham ( who is a match winner on his day) . The arrival of Mike as a Captain from the 3rd test turned the series on its head, with the totally transformed Botham, single-handedly winning the remaining 3 matches and the Ashes for England. Such inspirational is highly relevant for Organizations /Teams involved in creative activities, has star performers/ Orgaisations/Teams undergoing bad patch, to transform people at leadership levels and so on, rather than in routine and mundane type of activities. They can be ideal for start-ups to inculcate a sustaining performance culture from the beginning itself.

8) PARTICIPATIVE (OUTSTANDING OR STAND-OUT?!) LEADERSHIP – Possibly a positive example of this style of leadership is former Indian Skipper Saurav Ganguly, going both by his track-record and the team members, recalling his leadership always with fondness and pride, long after he ceased to be the Skipper. There are many examples in International cricket, where captains have carried it to the extreme and failed. This style of leadership will have to ensure in an organisation /team environ, that it is clearly communicated that while quality participation from the team is welcome and appreciated, the final decision taking authority, based on facts, figures and organizational requirements will rest with the leader. Also such leadership should avoid excessive, endless, free for all participation bordering on LAISSEZ FAIRE style of “NON-LEADERSHIP”Instead of being an”outstanding leader “the leader may have to “stand out” of the leadership position!.

9) PROJECT STYLE (SLAM-BANG!) LEADERSHIP: This style of leadership requirement is akin to having different captains for shorter versions as against test matches. For instance Bailey for Australia, Kohli for India and so on. Generally they are perceived to be more aggressive captains, basically more risk-taking in nature to meet the deadlines as demanded by shorter versions of the game. In an organization/team situations, leadership is required to complete different types of tasks/ projects with deadlines, uncertainties etc, through being very alert and dynamic, risk taking, able to take decisions at very short notice, even with limited information. A word of caution would be, though dynamic such leaders need to have a mature head on their shoulders and capable of reasonable restraint, otherwise in the name of dynamism, there is every possibility of going overboard with decisions with disastrous results.

10) TASK-MASTER (MILITARY TYPE) LEADERSHIP: We have come across this type of leadership in cricket. Some have shown good results, handling a team of rookies and some have miserably failed, trying this style even to an experienced team leading to resentment. This style of leadership is difficult to practice in letter and spirit in modern organizations. Still this is being followed with varying degrees of control on shop-floors, wherever routine, compliance oriented and automated operations are pre-dominant etc. Such leadership style should provide flexibility for potential employees to grow, lest they leave

11) UNOBTRUSIVE (CARROT& STICK ) LEADERSHIP: These are leaders in the know of things with their hands on the pulse of the situation and the team, without forcing themselves on the team, all the time. Anil kumble of India was considered one such captain. In the organization /team situations, such leaders can produce good results, if the team consists of experienced/senior professionals, who normally prefer a hands-off leadership style and if the leader has the stature to command their respect, when required. The leader should ensure that the leaders presence is clearly felt, in all Important decision-making by the team. This type of leadership, makes their presence felt by rewarding right behavior and vice-versa. The leadership style should be never allowed to degenerate in to passive /Laissez faire category in the name of extended freedom for the team. Such leaders need to be more hands-on, when the composition of the team changes with more of fresh/lesser experienced team members requiring guidance

Understanding Men – How to Know If He’s a “Keeper”

Do you feel like you struggle to understand men? In more than a decade of coaching women, a question I get more and more often from my female clients after they meet someone is “How do I know if he’s a ‘keeper’?”

What is really surprising to me is how often these questions come from women who are in their 30s and 40s. These women have a lot of life experience, and I always have to ask them the same question – When did you stop trusting your gut and your intuition?

Very often when women say they are having trouble understanding men, they are really just neglecting to trust their own gut and their own intuition. Understanding men is not nearly as complicated as many women believe it to be.

In the case of wanting to know whether a man is a “keeper,” the way to evaluate that is to look at a few very simple things about the man’s behavior and at how that man makes you feel. Understanding men can be as simple as observing what he is doing, and how he is making you feel.

For instance, if a man does things that make you happy then that’s how you know he may be a “keeper.” He pays attention to you when you’re talking. A man who takes you out on dates to places or to do things that interest both of you. A man who actually pays attention to all the things that you say and the conversation is effortless. All of these things are signs that a man is a “keeper.”

The key to understanding men for women is to know that while men are wired differently than women, what is always most important in evaluating whether someone is a potential connection is to look at how they treat you and how they make you feel.

If you’re able to share the same interests or enjoy the same TV shows, for example, that is someone with whom you may be more likely to be compatible. You do not need to like all the same things, though, in order for someone to be the right one for you.

How you understand men and know whether a man is a keeper is seeing whether he’s into you, whether he pays attention to you and whether he listens to you in every way. So understanding men is very often all about observing their actions.

How do you know if a man is not a “keeper?” Understanding that kind of man is just as easy. Does he try to have sex with you but doesn’t want to connect with you in any other way? That man is easy to understand. A man who plays games, is evasive and ignores you is not a “keeper.”

Compare that to the man who calls you every day just to check in and see how you are doing. He texts you back right away. He calls you back right away. He’s concerned about you and if he is interested in who you are as a person. A man like this is a “keeper.”

Many times women feel like they need to learn about understanding men when they don’t like how a man is acting or treating them. They want me to tell them that certain things they don’t like about what men do or say has nothing to do with whether a man is right for them, and is instead because men just express themselves differently as a gender.

I’m sorry to tell you that while understanding how men ARE wired differently is invaluable in knowing how to meet and attract men — and even in some aspects of understanding differences in conversation and communication styles — that understanding men in certain areas is as simple as looking at what they are doing.

So when you want to know whether a man is a “keeper,” you need to ask yourself some questions. What turns you on as a woman? What turns you on mentally? What turns you on physically?

Understanding men in this situation requires you to take an honest look at the man with whom you’re currently involved and see whether he meeting your needs in all of those areas. You need to also see whether he is just playing around and messing with your head.

A man who satisfies you emotionally and mentally is a “keeper.” A man is a keeper if he does all those things and much more. Understanding men is looking honestly at their behavior.

If you are a woman who has real trouble evaluating whether a man is a “keeper” or who consistently dates men who are not “keepers,” then you need to start looking deeper into yourself to see really why you put up with men that aren’t keepers and why men who aren’t keepers seem to be sticking around in your life.

I can tell you volumes of information about how to understand men and exactly how they are wired. In fact that is a big part of what I teach to women every day. One of the other big things I teach women, though, is how to create within themselves the ability to trust themselves when they are dating men. So the next time you want to know if a man is a “keeper,” remember to trust yourself about what is going on …. you will make the right decision every time.