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By Keith Cameron Smith. 2012
The Ten Secrets of Entrepreneurs is a compelling guide to the ten key differences between successful or extraordinary entrepreneurs and…unsuccessful or ordinary employees and the way they think and behave. This life-changing book will show how anyone can learn to switch their thinking to that of an extraordinary entrepreneurs and enjoy a more rewarding and fulfilling professional and personal life. The distinctions include:Entrepreneurs have an empowering perspective of failure.Employees see failure as bad.Entrepreneurs are solution finders.Employees are problem solvers.Entrepreneurs look into the future.Employees look into the past.In uncertain times, everyone wants to have more meaning and purpose in their professional and personal lives. In this inspirational and prescriptive guide, Keith Cameron Smith leads readers from a passive and possibly fearful view of their future to one they can actively engage in and firmly believe in.
By Richard Olivier. 2013
Henry V is Shakespeare's greatest leader inspired and inspiring, visionary yet pragmatic, powerful yet responsible. As a study of an…inspirational leader he remains unparalleled. As a new king, Henry unites a group of disparate people around a common goal, learns to face his own self-doubts, and inspires his followers to a near-miraculous victory against all odds. It s an allegory for the trials and tribulations that beset the modern business leader. In this fascinating book, acclaimed stage director and creative consultant Richard Olivier draws on his intimate knowledge of the play, and its absorbing central character, to unmask the secrets of inspirational leadership and reveal the timeless lessons it hold for managers and leaders today. With unique practical understanding gained from working with real-life managers and leaders on this seminal text, Olivier successfully combines ancient wisdom with modern experience. Following the journey of the play, he tracks the development of Henry as a leader, offering timeless insights into the psychology, skills and techniques of effective, inspirational leadership.
In the internationally acclaimed Smart Thinking, leading cognitive scientist Art Markman presented a three-part formula to help you acquire the…skills to innovate, think big and outperform your rivals. Now, he's back with more tools and tips to help you get ahead in the workplace. The Habits of Effective Leadership explores the impact of personality and habits on your potential to be a great leader. Great leaders have just the right mix of what Art Markman terms the 'Big 5' characteristics: extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness and emotional stability, as well as certain key habits. Using the unique personality profiler provided, you can determine your own strengths and weaknesses and then apply this knowledge to develop your own smart habits using the tips and tools in the book. The potential for greatness is in everyone. The Habits of Effective Leadership will show you how to develop and use your own innate gifts.
By Rob Reich, Jeremy Weinstein, Mehran Sahami. 2021
Read this if you want to understand how to shape our technological future and reinvigorate democracy along the way. --…Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix__________A forward-thinking manifesto from three Stanford professors which reveals how big tech's obsession with optimization and efficiency has sacrificed fundamental human values and outlines steps we can take to change course, renew our democracy, and save ourselves.__________In no more than the blink of an eye, a naïve optimism about technology's liberating potential has given way to a dystopian obsession with biased algorithms, surveillance capitalism, and job-displacing robots. Yet too few of us see any alternative to accepting the onward march of technology. We have simply accepted a technological future designed for us by technologists, the venture capitalists who fund them, and the politicians who give them free rein.It doesn't need to be this way.System Error exposes the root of our current predicament: how big tech's relentless focus on optimization is driving a future that reinforces discrimination, erodes privacy, displaces workers, and pollutes the information we get.Armed with an understanding of how technologists think and exercise their power, three Stanford professors - a philosopher working at the intersection of tech and ethics, a political scientist who served under Obama, and the director of the undergraduate Computer Science program at Stanford (also an early Google engineer) - reveal how we can hold that power to account. As the dominance of big tech becomes an explosive societal conundrum, they share their provocative insights and concrete solutions to help everyone understand what is happening, what is at stake, and what we can do to control technology instead of letting it control us.
By Johnny C. Taylor. 2021
From the CEO and President of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) comes the ultimate guide to transforming the…way we select, retain and train our employees in a radically changed business environment. With the growth of remote work and an increased focus on diversity and inclusion, companies are increasingly finding themselves in a war for talent as they source and recruit candidates from all over the world. They need to find new ways to contact people and new sources of talent. They need to create an enduring and tangible culture that helps everyone feel empowered to do their best work. And they need to develop inclusive organizations that leverage differences for growth and innovation. Informed by more than 70 years of experience and expertise and propelled by extensive original SHRM research, Reset delivers a candid and forward-thinking vision for leaders to reimagine their company cultures in a time of global upheaval. Part call to action, part strategic roadmap, Reset challenges business leaders' underlying assumptions about workers and the workplace, delivers practical strategies for finding and keeping the talent needed to make businesses successful, and introduces dynamic tools to sustain that success over the long haul. Now is the time for leaders to completely reimagine, reorganize, and Reset their operations to create a more daring, resilient and sustainable future. This is the book that will guide them exactly when they most need it.
By W. Timothy Coombs, Jennifer L. Harker. 2022
Authors Coombs and Harker provide step-by-step guidance on how the strategic communication process—an integration of marketing communication, public relations, and…advertising—can be applied to sports communication for individual athletes, teams, and leagues. The book is founded on the premise that the strategic communication process in sport communication is grounded in understanding the fans and sources of revenue. Looking at sports globally, it offers readers the traditional multi-step, linear approach to strategic communication message development along with the transmedia narrative transportation method, a non-linear approach that centers on narratives to engage target audiences and urge them to contribute their own material to messaging. With case studies and practical examples, it also highlights additional issues such as race and gender, social media, ethics, and athlete health. It is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations or strategic communication and sport communication. An online instructor’s manual accompanies the text, including lecture slides; a sample strategic sports communication plan; a test bank; links to key web sites that discuss sports and sports communication concerns; links to case studies with class discussion prompts; sample assignments; a sample course syllabus; and suggestions for further reading.
By Albert Thumann, D. Paul Mehta. 2021
With new chapters on electrical system optimization and ISO 50001, this edition also covers the latest updates to codes and standards…in the energy industry. Also included are chapters on energy economic analysis, energy auditing, waste heat recovery, utility system optimization, HVAC, cogeneration, control systems, energy management, compressed air system optimization and financing energy projects. Additional topics include emerging technologies such as oxy-fuel combustion, high efficiency burners, enhanced heat exchangers, and ceramic membranes for heat recovery as well as information on how to do an energy analysis of any system; electrical system optimization; state-of-the-art lighting and lighting controls. This reference will guide you step by step in applying the principles of energy engineering and management to the design of electrical, HVAC, utility, process and building systems for both new design and retrofit projects. The text is thoroughly illustrated with tables, graphs, diagrams and sample problems.
By Ilkka A. Ronkainen, Michael R. Czinkota, Suraksha Gupta. 2021
Thoroughly updated, the 9th edition of this bestselling textbook incorporates global trends and data, supported by an exemplary case selection…based on firms from around the world. The internationally cited author team of Czinkota, Ronkainen, and Gupta balance conceptual understanding of business theory with the day-to-day realities of business practice, preparing students to become successful participants in the global business place. This edition brings greater focus on Asia and emerging markets, as well as Brexit, the impact of COVID-19 on business and the importance of technology and the digital space to international business practice. Through its discussion and analysis, the book guides students to a greater understanding of contemporary business issues and helps them to develop new tools of analysis. Covering all key aspects of international business, the authors emphasize a few key dimensions: international context, role of government in international business, small- and medium-sized firms, and social responsibility.
Developments in Information & Knowledge Management for Business Applications: Volume 3 (Studies in Systems, Decision and Control #377)
By Natalia Kryvinska, Aneta Poniszewska-Marańda. 2022
This book provides practical knowledge on different aspects of information and knowledge management in businesses. In contemporary unstable time, enterprises/businesses…deal with various challenges—such as large-scale competitions, high levels of uncertainty and risk, rush technological advancements, while increasing customer requirements. Thus, businesses work continually on improving efficiency of their operations and resources towards enabling sustainable solutions based on the knowledge and information accumulated previously. Consequently, this third volume of our subline persists to highlight different approaches of handling enterprise knowledge/information management directing to the importance of unceasing progress of structural management for the steady growth. We look forward that the works of this volume can encourage and initiate further research on this topic.
Financing Clean Energy Access in Sub-Saharan Africa: Risk Mitigation Strategies and Innovative Financing Structures (SpringerBriefs in Energy)
By Manfred Hafner, Bruno Michoud. 2021
This open access book analyses barriers and challenges associated with the financing of clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa. By…considering various economic, financial, political, environmental and social factors, it explores the consequences of energy poverty across the region and maps the real and perceived investment risks for potential capital providers, both domestic and international. Furthermore, it analyses risk mitigation strategies and innovative financing structures available to the public and private sectors, which are aimed at leveraging capital in the clean energy sector at scale and fostering the creation of an enabling business and investment environment.More specifically, the present book analyses how to (i) enhance capital allocation in projects and organisations that foster clean energy access in the region, (ii) mobilize private capital at scale and (iii) decrease the cost of financing through risk mitigation strategies. Going beyond traditional approaches, the book also considers socioeconomic and cultural aspects associated with investment barriers across the subcontinent. Moreover, it urges the public and private spheres to become more actively involved in tackling this pressing development issue, and provides policy recommendations for the public sector, including proposals for business model evolution at multilateral agencies and development institutions. It will appeal to a wide readership of both academics and professionals working in the energy industry, the financial sector and the political sphere, as well as to general readers interested in the ongoing debate about energy, sustainable development and finance.
Great marketing just got easierMarketing is about the relationship between an organization and its marketplace, and in particular its customers…and potential customers. Customers are the lifeblood of a business; without customers a business has no future. In order to succeed and make a profit, a business must therefore aim to identify and satisfy the needs of its customers. The purpose of marketing is to help the business achieve these aims. In this book you will learn, in a week, about the nature and techniques of successful marketing and how it can improve business performance.Today's business world is highly competitive and changing fast, and marketing, as a body of knowledge and best practice, must respond to these changes. However, there is one fundamental fact about marketing that remains constant: it is that, to become successful and remain successful, an organization must be better at meeting customers' needs than the competition.Each of the seven chapters in Marketing In A Week covers a different aspect:- Sunday: What is marketing?- Monday: Marketing and the customer- Tuesday: Marketing information and marketing research- Wednesday: Strategic marketing- Thursday: The marketing mix - product and price- Friday: The marketing mix - place- Saturday: The marketing mix - promotion
By J. Kenner. 2013
For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and the Crossfire series. In Release Me, powerful multimillionaire Damien Stark made Southern…belle Nikki Fairchild an unforgettable indecent proposal which she couldn't resist. Now their sensual, erotic, powerfully emotional romance continues in Claim Me, the next in J. Kenner's New York Times bestselling series.For Damien, our obsession is a game. For me, it is fiercely, blindingly, real.Damien Stark's need is palpable - his need for pleasure, his need for control, his need for me. Beautiful and brilliant yet tortured at his core, he is in every way my match. I have agreed to be his alone, and now I want him to be fully mine. I want us to possess each other beyond the sweetest edge of our ecstasy, into the deepest desires of our souls. To let the fire that burns between us consume us both. But there are dark places within Damien that not even our wildest passion can touch. I yearn to know his secrets, yearn for him to surrender to me as I have surrendered to him. But our troubled pasts will either bind us close...or shatter us completely.Spellbinding romance. Electrifying passion. Why not indulge in J. Kenner...Discover the whole story of Damien and Nikki's epic romance in J. Kenner's hot and addictive bestselling Stark series: Release Me, Claim Me, Complete Me, Take Me, Have Me, Play My Game, Seduce Me, Unwrap Me, Deepest Kiss, Entice Me and Anchor Me.
Effective appraisals just got easierAppraisals are often seen as an isolated and time-consuming round of paperwork that everyone has to…engage in and few see any point to. If we were to truly recognize the potential and intended value of appraisals, they would be regarded completely differently.The original intention of an appraisal system is to encourage and develop the staff of the organization, so that they all perform to their highest potential. Properly implemented and used, appraisals will help you, if you are a manager, to ensure that your staff are as effective as possible in their work, and thereby to make your area of work a powerful contributing factor to the success of the organization.Appraisals can also make your job as a manager easier, because they give you the opportunity and framework to encourage and develop your staff. This results in a team of people who feel valued and supported, and who know that their work makes a positive difference to the organization as a whole. As a manager, you can then spend less time and energy on pushing and controlling your team, and more time on the work that moves things forward and is more satisfying.By the end of the final chapter, you will see how appraisals can make a positive difference to youas a manager, your staff as individuals, and the organization as a whole. Sunday: Why appraise?Monday: Formulating a successful appraisalTuesday: The appraiser's role 1: setting the frameworkWednesday: The appraiser's role 2: attitudes and approachesThursday: The interview 1: reviewing achievementFriday: The interview 2: looking aheadSaturday: Completing the appraisal: after the interview
By Paul Jager, Sue Lehmann. 2013
Helps buyers to: Navigate the property maze like an expert. Successfully negotiate the purchase. Organise the mortgage and solicitor. Avoid…the pitfalls others make. Confidently resolve common problems. Helps sellers to: Choose the right estate agent. Prepare the property for marketing. Evaluate the all-important offers. Prevent a chain from breaking. Take control of the sale through to its successful conclusion.
By Wendy Jago. 2012
How to Manage Your Mammoth draws on a single coaching technique, bite sizing, to help you manage issues and tasks…that you find difficult, overwhelming or impossible. You can use bite sizing to break down a difficult task or build up to a goal. Experienced psychotherapist and coach Wendy Jago draws on her work with business professionals worldwide in the banking and commercial sectors, to provide a user-friendly guide packed with short, snappy exercises to help even the worst procrastinators. How to Manage Your Mammoth will cover: * How you naturally approach problems. Do you hone in on the details/specifics straight away or do you think of a problem in its entirety rather than its parts? * How much energy and stamina do you have to draw on. What is your natural attention span? The book will show you how to work with your natural energy and attention levels and not against them.* How we unintentionally create mammoths and how we can avoid doing so. * What to do when other people in your life have a different way of managing tasks that conflicts with your style. How do you work together to get the job done?*How much can be achieved in very small chunks of time, known as twenty-minute miracles.
By Dr Norma Barry. 2016
Managing people just got easierThe book gives you a sound understanding of the concept of people management; the role of…people managers; people motivational theories; the various people management styles and their appropriateness; the tools available to people managers to help them do their jobs effectively; techniques for managing performance; and an insight into how people managers candevelop their teams.Management, along with leadership, is one of the most studied topics in organizations. There is a wealth of literature covering the subject and there are many views on what makes a good manager and what their role is, together with how effective teams are managed and developed. Many hold the view that management is best learned through doing. Nevertheless, this book provides practising, junior and aspiring managers with a fundamental understanding of the principles and challenges of managing people, together with guidance on how to be an effective people manager. It should help you underpin your practice with sound, simply presentedsummaries of various theories and techniques.Whether you choose to read it in a week or in a single sitting, this is your fastest route to success:- Sunday: Understand how people management relates to leadership, and the features and tools of a people management role.- Monday: Explore the various managerial levels and roles and the responsibilities and qualities of people managers.- Tuesday: Gain an overview of people management styles and their advantages and disadvantages in different situations.- Wednesday: Examine the external and internal organisational contexts of people managerial jobs.- Thursday: Use your power and influence effectively to motivate teams, tackle poor performance and provide positive feedback and encouragement.- Friday: Develop your coaching and mentoring ability and learn to identify and utilise your team's specific skills.- Saturday: Maintain successful performance through effective delegation, planning and strategy, and good communication.
By Stephen Berry. 2012
The ability to develop and implement a successful strategy is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written…by Stephen Berry, a leading expert on strategy as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to build a winning strategy. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience. So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
By Christoph Meinel, Timm Krohn. 2021
Die Bildung braucht neue Wege, um Individuen und Gesellschaften auf die Vielzahl von veränderten Herausforderungen im 21. Jahrhundert vorzubereiten. In…unserer heutigen Zeit - die durch Digitalisierung, zunehmende Geschwindigkeit und Komplexität geprägt ist - hat sich Design Thinking als ein leistungsfähiger Ansatz für menschenzentrierte Innovation etabliert, der helfen kann, komplizierte Probleme anzugehen und Veränderungen in allen Lebensbereichen zu steuern. Design-Thinking-Formate vermitteln nicht nur Fähigkeiten, die den Menschen bei der Erweiterung ihres "Werkzeugkastens" zugutekommen, sondern sie schaffen auch affektive und kognitive Ergebnisse. In diesem von Christoph Meinel und Timm Krohn herausgegebenen Buch wird detailliert dargestellt, warum und wie Design Thinking in der Bildung von Nutzen sein kann. Das Buch fasst Erfahrungen, Ansätze und Reflexionen zum Design Thinking in der Ausbildung aus verschiedenen Perspektiven von renommierten Design Thinking-Experten aus dem Netzwerk des Hasso-Plattner-Instituts und seiner School of Design Thinking zusammen.Damit ist es für Menschen interessant, die in unterschiedlichsten Bildungskontexten arbeiten oder sich für diese interessieren.
By Kevin Duncan. 2016
Sunday: Get started with realistic goals and a detailed business plan, and do your market researchMonday: Learn strategies for building…a network of contacts and how to handle meetingsTuesday: Learn how to get the product or service right and increase your marginWednesday: Choose the most effective ways to communicate with customers and prepare useful marketing materialsThursday: Market yourself and your business and learn how to cut the jargon and describe what you do in 30 secondsFriday: Motivate yourself to work hard and ignore distractions and make a good impression as the face of your businessSaturday: Avoid difficulties and problems through using personal planning and business planning tripwires
By Roger Bootle. 2012
The latest financial crisis is explained in a historical context in Trouble with Markets. The Great Depression and other periods…of economic downturn are investigated and exposed, as Roger Bootle walks readers through the roles of regulators and bankers, and blames financial crisis on the idea that markets can be left alone.