101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems by Paul Falcone
Publication Date: 2010-03-24
Public Policy Praxis by Randy S. Clemons; Mark K. McBeth
Publication Date: 2008-08-06
Writing Literature Reviews-3rd Ed by Jose Galvan
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams by Ken Blanchard; Eunice Parisi-Carew; Donald Carew; Ken Blanchard
Publication Date: 2009-03-24
How to Recognize and Reward Employees by Donna Deeprose
Publication Date: 1994-09-22
THE First Days of School by Harry K. Wong
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
The Transgender Studies Reader Remix by Susan Stryker (Editor); Dylan McCarthy Blackston (Editor)Outstanding range of curated materials showing the development of transgender studies Includes historical perspective from 1910 up to the latest research Interdisciplinary in nature Accurate account of theoretical interventions in the field * The definitive volume in the field of transgender studies and history of sexuality. There is no other book out there like this one * Contains classic essays and the most modern pieces available in the field * The editors are trans celebrities and have broad appeal in the transgender communities in the US and UK
Publication Date: 2022-07-12
Unmasking Autism by DeVon PriceA deep dive into the spectrum of Autistic experience and the phenomenon of masked Autism, giving individuals the tools to safely uncover their true selves while broadening society's narrow understanding of neurodiversity "A remarkable work that will stand at the forefront of the neurodiversity movement."--Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, author of Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism For every visibly Autistic person you meet, there are countless "masked" Autistic people who pass as neurotypical. Masking is a common coping mechanism in which Autistic people hide their identifiably Autistic traits in order to fit in with societal norms, adopting a superficial personality at the expense of their mental health. This can include suppressing harmless stims, papering over communication challenges by presenting as unassuming and mild-mannered, and forcing themselves into situations that cause severe anxiety, all so they aren't seen as needy or "odd." In Unmasking Autism, Dr. Devon Price shares his personal experience with masking and blends history, social science research, prescriptions, and personal profiles to tell a story of neurodivergence that has thus far been dominated by those on the outside looking in. For Dr. Price and many others, Autism is a deep source of uniqueness and beauty. Unfortunately, living in a neurotypical world means it can also be a source of incredible alienation and pain. Most masked Autistic individuals struggle for decades before discovering who they truly are. They are also more likely to be marginalized in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and other factors, which contributes to their suffering and invisibility. Dr. Price lays the groundwork for unmasking and offers exercises that encourage self-expression, including: * Celebrating special interests * Cultivating Autistic relationships * Reframing Autistic stereotypes * And rediscovering your values It's time to honor the needs, diversity, and unique strengths of Autistic people so that they no longer have to mask--and it's time for greater public acceptance and accommodation of difference. In embracing neurodiversity, we can all reap the rewards of nonconformity and learn to live authentically, Autistic and neurotypical people alike.
Publication Date: 2022-04-05
How Full Is Your Bucket? Expanded Anniversary Edition by Tom Rath; Donald O. CliftonOrganized around a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket --- already familiar to thousands of people --- How Full is Your Bucket? shows how even the smallest interactions we have with others every day profoundly affect our relationships, productivity, health, and longevity.Co-author Donald O. Clifton studied the effects of positive and negative emotions for half a century, and he and his colleagues interviewed millions of people around the world. Their discoveries contributed to the emergence of an entirely new field: Positive Psychology. These same discoveries are at the heart of How Full is Your Bucket? Clifton, who also coauthored the bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths, penned How Full is Your Bucket? with grandson Tom Rath. Written in an engaging, conversational style, their book includes colorful stories, 5 strategies for increasing positive emotions, and features an online test that measures readers' Positive Impact. How Full is Your Bucket? is a quick, breezy read. It will immediately help readers boost the amount of positive emotions in their lives, and in the lives of everyone around them. The book is sure to inspire lasting changes in all who read it, and has all the makings of a timeless classic.
Publication Date: 2004-08-10
The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player by John C. Maxwell; Thomas Nelson Publishing StaffJohn C. Maxwell breaks down the personal characteristics necessary for becoming an effective team player. Leadership expert John C. Maxwell follows his bestselling The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork with this powerfully succinct companion book. Stating that great team players are developed from the inside out, Maxwell identifies the seventeen qualities that make up an in-demand team player while outlining how to embody those qualities. In The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player, Maxwell outlines the successes of team players who have been: Intentional - making every action count toward a long-term goal Relational - focused on others Selfless - willing to take a subordinate role for the sake of the team Tenacious - hardworking and optimistic in the face of setbacks This instructional resource shows how these qualities, among many others, impact the team and its success. If you want to have a better team, you have to develop better players. The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player is not feel-good platitudes and abstract thinking, but concrete actions designed to improve the value of every team player.
Publication Date: 2006-10-11
The Ideal Team Player by Patrick M. LencioniIn his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni laid out a groundbreaking approach for tackling the perilous group behaviors that destroy teamwork. Here he turns his focus to the individual, revealing the three indispensable virtues of an ideal team player. In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle's company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess, and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues. Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players. Whether you're a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.
Publication Date: 2016-04-26
The Practice of Adaptive Leadership by Ronald A. Heifetz; Marty Linsky; Alexander GrashowThe guide to approaching leadership in a rapidly changing world. When change requires you to challenge people's familiar reality, it can be difficult, dangerous work. Whatever the context--whether in the private or the public sector--many will feel threatened as you push though major changes. But as a leader, you need to find a way to make it work. Ron Heifetz first defined this problem with his distinctive theory of adaptive leadership in Leadership Without Easy Answers. In a second book, Leadership on the Line, Heifetz and coauthor Marty Linsky highlighted the individual and organizational dangers of leading through deep change in business, politics, and community life. Now, Heifetz, Linsky, and coauthor Alexander Grashow are taking the next step: The Practice of Adaptive Leadership is a hands-on, practical guide containing stories, tools, diagrams, cases, and worksheets to help you develop your skills as an adaptive leader, able to take people outside their comfort zones and assess and address the toughest challenges. The authors have decades of experience helping people and organizations create cultures of adaptive leadership. In today's rapidly changing world, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership can be your handbook to meeting the demands of leadership in the midst of complexity.
Publication Date: 2009-04-14
Unlike a Boss by Alexander N. AndrewsAll too often we are subjected to people leadership which lacks inspiration, let alone care. In workplaces all over the world there are 'bosses' - managers who just don't get people. They micromanage, set unrealistic targets, and maybe even create workplace cultures based on fear. Should these people really be allowed to lead others? During his leadership career spanning 30 years to date, Alexander has often found himself swimming against the tide of poor managers and in doing so, overcame his own feelings of deflation, channelling this into creating engaging workplaces for his teams that were the envy of his colleagues. Much to his surprise, he even won awards for it! 'UNLIKE A BOSS' spills the beans on some of the poorest people leadership examples he's observed, and been subjected to, in a conversational, and at times light-hearted, pseudo memoir style. There's that well used saying 'learn from your mistakes' but as Alexander attests, you can learn from other people's mistakes too, in fact this book is full of them! 'UNLIKE A BOSS' shares 15 easy to follow steps to help you achieve a truly people-centred leadership approach, with heart. The kind of tips you wish your manager had read. It's a must read for anyone who leads people and who wants to create an environment where every day is a great day! "Make sure you go and check out Andrews' book, UNLIKE A BOSS is about leadership skills in your workplace. I definitely think it's going to be inspirational!" - Kisean Paul Anderson (Sean Kingston), American singer and songwriter.
Publication Date: 2022-04-06
Failure to Communicate by Holly WeeksYour stomach's churning; you're hyperventilating - you're in a badly deteriorating conversation at work. Such exchanges, which run the gamut from firing subordinates to parrying verbal attacks from colleagues, are so loaded with anger, confusion, and fear that most people handle them poorly: they avoid them, clamp down, or give in. But dodging issues, appeasing difficult people, and mishandling tough encounters all carry a high price for managers and companies - in the form of damaged relationships, ruined careers, and intensified problems. In Failure to Communicate, Holly Weeks shows how to master the combat mentality, emotional maelstrom, and confusion that poison difficult conversations.
Using proven techniques paired with detailed real-life examples, Weeks equips you with the strategies and practices you need to transform even the toughest conversations.
Publication Date: 2008-08-19
Leading Outside the Lines by Zia Khan; Jon R. KatzenbachAn all-new approach to understanding the (in)formal connections of an organization From the bestselling coauthor of the business classic The Wisdom of Teams comes an all-new exploration of the modern workplace, and how leaders and managers must embrace it for success. Katzenbach and Khan examine how two distinct factions together form the bigger picture for how organizations actually work: the more defined "formal" organization of a company-the management structure, performance metrics, and processes-and the "informal"-the culture, social networks, and ad hoc communities that spring up naturally and can accelerate or hinder how the organization works. With dynamic examples from enterprises around the world, this book takes a timeless organizational approach and creates a powerful paradigm-shifting tool set for applying it. Includes self-assessment guidelines for senior leaders, front-line managers, and individual contributors Features organizations in business, government, the nonprofit sector, and academia-including the New York City schools system, Aetna, the Marines, United Nations, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Home Depot, Bell Canada, and the Houston Police Department Leading Outside the Lines illustrates how leaders can make the two distinct factions work together to get the best of both.
Publication Date: 2010-04-19
Post Corona by Scott GallowayNew York Times bestseller! "Few are better positioned to illuminate the vagaries of this transformation than Galloway, a tech entrepreneur, author and professor at New York University's Stern School. In brisk prose and catchy illustrations, he vividly demonstrates how the largest technology companies turned the crisis of the pandemic into the market-share-grabbing opportunity of a lifetime." --The New York Times "As good an analysis as you could wish to read." --The Financial Times From bestselling author and NYU Business School professor Scott Galloway comes a keenly insightful, urgent analysis of who stands to win and who's at risk to lose in a post-pandemic world The COVID-19 outbreak has turned bedrooms into offices, pitted young against old, and widened the gaps between rich and poor, red and blue, the mask wearers and the mask haters. Some businesses--like home exercise company Peloton, video conference software maker Zoom, and Amazon--woke up to find themselves crushed under an avalanche of consumer demand. Others--like the restaurant, travel, hospitality, and live entertainment industries--scrambled to escape obliteration. But as New York Times bestselling author Scott Galloway argues, the pandemic has not been a change agent so much as an accelerant of trends already well underway. In Post Corona, he outlines the contours of the crisis and the opportunities that lie ahead. Some businesses, like the powerful tech monopolies, will thrive as a result of the disruption. Other industries, like higher education, will struggle to maintain a value proposition that no longer makes sense when we can't stand shoulder to shoulder. And the pandemic has accelerated deeper trends in government and society, exposing a widening gap between our vision of America as a land of opportunity, and the troubling realities of our declining wellbeing. Combining his signature humor and brash style with sharp business insights and the occasional dose of righteous anger, Galloway offers both warning and hope in equal measure. As he writes, "Our commonwealth didn't just happen, it was shaped. We chose this path--no trend is permanent and can't be made worse or corrected."
Publication Date: 2020-11-24
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. MaxwellRequired reading for both developing and experienced leaders, this one-of-a-kind workbook companion to a leadership classic outlines the core leadership principles that will make you more effective, more influential, and more successful--wherever you are in your career. If you've never read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, you've been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. In this companion workbook, leadership expert John C. Maxwell shares powerful insights gleaned from his forty-plus years of leadership success. Maxwell helps you: Take your leadership skills to the next level Discover life-changing principles of influence, empowerment, intuition, and legacy Observe your own career and evaluate yourself, using an evaluation tool that reveals your leadership strengths and weaknesses Learn from stories and observations from the worlds of business, politics, sports, the military, and non-profit organizations so you can transform as a leader Each of the twenty-one lessons contains the following sections: Definition of the Law: Understand the law and how it operates Case Studies: Explore three primary cases--some positive, some negative--that reveal and illustrate the law. Leadership Insight and Reflection: Draw important personal conclusions about the impact of this law on your life. Taking Action: Assess yourself in this law and develop specific action steps to grow or make important changes. Group Discussion Questions: Explore the core issues and share your insights through a guided discussion with your group. This workbook isn't designed to be merely a theoretical exercise. It's meant to help you become a better leader. And while you can easily go through this study on your own, there's nothing more transformational than learning with other like-minded people. So, gather a group of any size and see what happens as you help each other become the kind of leaders that people want to follow.
Publication Date: 2007-09-16
Leadership Can Be Taught by Sharon Daloz ParksIf leaders are made, not born, what is the best way to teach the skills they need to be effective? Today's complex times require a new kind of leadership--one that encompasses a mind-set and capabilities that can't necessarily be taught by conventional methods. In this unique leadership book, Sharon Daloz Parks invites readers to step into the classroom of Harvard leadership virtuoso Ronald Heifetz and his colleagues to understand this dynamic type of leadership and experience a corresponding mode of learning called "case in point." Unlike traditional teaching approaches that analyze the experiences of past leaders, case in point uses individuals' own experiences--and the classroom environment itself--as a crucible for learning. This bold approach enables emerging leaders to work actively through the complex demands of today's workplace and build their skills as they discover theory in practice. Through an engaging, you-are-there writing style, Parks outlines essential features ofthis approach that can be applied across a range of settings. In the process, Leadership Can Be Taught reveals how we can learn, practice, and teach the art of leadership in more skilled, effective, and inspired forms. Sharon Daloz Parks is director of leadership for the New Commons--an initiative of the Whidbey Institute in Clinton, WA. She has held faculty and research positions at the Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Business School, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Publication Date: 2005-11-01
Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader by Tim A. Flanagan; Craig E. RundeBecoming a Conflict Competent Leader combines research, conceptual models, practitioner experience, and stories that highlight the core conflict competencies. The book underscores the importance for leaders to develop the critical skills they need to help them, their colleagues, and their organizations deal more effectively with conflict and move their organizations forward.
Publication Date: 2006-10-27
Up Close and All In by John MackFrom John Mack, former CEO of Morgan Stanley, an intimate personal memoir and riveting business story, recounting how he helped grow the company from 300 to 50,000 employees over four decades, transformed a notoriously competitive culture into a successful and collaborative one, and lead the company through the 2008 financial crisis. During his thirty-four-year tenure at Morgan Stanley, John Mack's goal was to build the strongest and most productive team on Wall Street. His ability to motivate his employees to do their best work, especially in times of crisis, was fostered by his willingness to slash through bureaucracy and stand up to powerful interests. A forceful personality, one journalist said Mack was "described as 'charismatic' so regularly that it could be part of his name." In Up Close and All In, Mack traces his personal journey from a one-stoplight North Carolina mill town to a fortieth-floor corner office on Wall Street--and shares the life lessons he learned along the way. He developed a titanium-strength stomach for risk, stress, and competition while landing accounts early in his career, as investment banks fought like wolfpacks to take advantage of new deregulation, fielding business raids, booms, and busts. As he rose through the ranks, he never forgot where he came from, relying on his instincts, doing what was right, and listening to his people on the front lines. This culture of trust and collaboration helped Morgan Stanley anticipate future trends before other firms, adapt quickly, and achieve record profits. This gripping memoir includes both humbling lows--like when Mack made the difficult decision to leave Morgan Stanley in 2001--and exhilarating highs--such as when he made an eleventh-hour agreement with the Japanese bank Mitsubishi to save the company during the 2008 financial crisis, having refused to give in when top regulators pressured him to sell the firm for $2 per share. With humor and honesty, Mack shares advice on both business and life: how to create a culture of team players, how to keep perspective during crises, how to make difficult decisions when all eyes are on you, and more. From a singular man who's as unafraid to cry publicly as he is to anger some of the most powerful people in the world, this is an indispensable guide to living and leading well.
Publication Date: 2022-10-11
Work in the Future by Robert Skidelsky (Editor); Nan Craig (Editor)This short, accessible book seeks to explore the future of work through the views and opinions of a range of expertise, encompassing economic, historical, technological, ethical and anthropological aspects of the debate. The transition to an automated society brings with it new challenges and a consideration for what has happened in the past; the editors of this book carefully steer the reader through future possibilities and policy outcomes, all the while recognising that whilst such a shift to a robotised society will be a gradual process, it is one that requires significant thought and consideration.
Publication Date: 2020-03-23
Mastering Communication at Work: How to Lead, Manage, and Influence by Ethan F. Becker; Jon WortmannMastering Communication at Work is based on 45 years of research and working with over half-a-million clients around the world. From leaders of countries to leaders of companies to people just starting out in their career, Becker and Wortmann teach techniques that start with the essential wisdom of Aristotle and include the best practices in today's global organizations. The book includes interviews with leaders who reveal the inside story of the communication secrets at: The White House Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author Google Laszlo Bock, Vice President, People Operations EMI Publishing Big Jon Platt, President IBM Jeanatte Horan, Vice President of Enterprise Business Transformation Harvard Business School Tony Mayo, Director of the Leadership Initiative The New York Giants Peter John-Baptiste, Director of Public Relations Mastering Communication at Work provides clear, actionable advice you can put to use right away and simple drills to practice during your next meeting, one-on-one conversation--or even sitting at your desk. Use Mastering Communication at Work as your coach and you'll see immediate results in yourself, your people, and your organization.
Publication Date: 2009-08-07
Big Data at Work by Thomas H. DavenportGo ahead, be skeptical about big data. The author was--at first. When the term "big data" first came on the scene, bestselling author Tom Davenport (Competing on Analytics, Analytics at Work) thought it was just another example of technology hype. But his research in the years that followed changed his mind. Now, in clear, conversational language, Davenport explains what big data means--and why everyone in business needs to know about it. Big Data at Work covers all the bases: what big data means from a technical, consumer, and management perspective; what its opportunities and costs are; where it can have real business impact; and which aspects of this hot topic have been oversold. This book will help you understand: * Why big data is important to you and your organization * What technology you need to manage it * How big data could change your job, your company, and your industry * How to hire, rent, or develop the kinds of people who make big data work * The key success factors in implementing any big data project * How big data is leading to a new approach to managing analytics With dozens of company examples, including UPS, GE, Amazon, United Healthcare, Citigroup, and many others, this book will help you seize all opportunities--from improving decisions, products, and services to strengthening customer relationships. It will show you how to put big data to work in your own organization so that you too can harness the power of this ever-evolving new resource.
Publication Date: 2014-02-25
Employees First, Customers Second by Vineet NayarMORE THAN 100,000 COPIES SOLD One small idea can ignite a revolution just as a single matchstick can start a fire. One such idea--putting employees first and customers second--sparked a revolution at HCL Technologies, the IT services giant. In this candid and personal account, Vineet Nayar--HCLT's celebrated CEO--recounts how he defied the conventional wisdom that companies must put customers first, then turned the hierarchical pyramid upside down by making management accountable to the employees, and not the other way around. By doing so, Nayar fired the imagination of both employees and customers and set HCLT on a journey of transformation that has made it one of the fastest-growing and profitable global IT services companies and, according to BusinessWeek, one of the twenty most influential companies in the world. Chapter by chapter, Nayar recounts the exciting journey of how he and his team implemented the employee first philosophy by: * Creating a sense of urgency by enabling the employees to see the truth of the company's current state as well as feel the "romance" of its possible future state * Creating a culture of trust by pushing the envelope of transparency in communication and information sharing * Inverting the organizational hierarchy by making the management and the enabling functions accountable to the employee in the value zone * Unlocking the potential of the employees by fostering an entrepreneurial mind-set, decentralizing decision making, and transferring the ownership of "change" to the employee in the value zone Refreshingly honest and practical, this book offers valuable insights for managers seeking to realize their aspirations to grow faster and become self-propelled engines of change.
Publication Date: 2010-06-08
Race Brokers by Elizabeth Korver-GlennHow is it that America's cities remain almost as segregated as they were fifty years ago? In Race Brokers, Elizabeth Korver-Glenn examines how housing market professionals--including housing developers, real estate agents, mortgage lenders, and appraisers--construct contemporary urban housing markets in ways that contribute to neighborhood inequality and racial segregation. Drawing on extensive ethnographic and interview data collected in Houston, Texas, Korver-Glenn shows how these professionals, especially those who are White, use racist tools to build a fundamentally unequal housing market and are even encouraged to apply racist ideas to market activity and interactions. Korver-Glenn further tracks how professionals broker racism across the entirety of the housing exchange process--from the home's construction, to real estate brokerage, mortgage lending, home appraisals, and the home sale closing. Race Brokers highlights the imperative to interrupt the racism that pervades housing market professionals' work, dismantle the racialized routines that underwrite such racism, and cultivate a truly fair housing market.
Publication Date: 2021-04-02
Face-to-Face Is the Ultimate Social Media by Larry BlumsackUsing a breezy, storytelling style, this resource provides five practical, provocative, hands-on-tools and techniques for highly effective face-to-face communication.
Publication Date: 2010-10-07
Power Listening by Bernard T. FerrariListening is harder than it looks- but it's the difference between business success and failure. Nothing causes bad decisions in organizations as often as poor listening. But Bernard Ferrari, adviser to some of the nation's most influential executives, believes that such missteps can be avoided and that the skills and habits of good listening can be developed and mastered. He offers a step-by-step process that will help readers become active listeners, able to shape and focus any conversation. Ferrari reveals how to turn a tin ear into a platinum ear. His practical insights include: Good listening is hard work, not a passive activity Good listening means asking questions, challenging all assumptions, and understanding the context of every interaction Good listening results in a new clarity of focus, greater efficiency, and an increased likelihood of making better decisions Good listening can be the difference between a long career and a short one
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
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Publication Date: 2021
Letters from Leaders by Henry O. DormannPossibly no one on Earth personally knows as many people at the helms of nations, businesses, religions, charitable organizations, and institutes of learning as Henry O. Dormann--founder, chairman, and editor-in-chief of LEADERS magazine, whose circulation is limited to such leading figures. Here, he brings together the first-ever exclusive collection of wisdom and inspiration addressed to young people from the world's most influential people--advice on leadership, goal achievement, public service, and life journeys. Letters from Leaders is a beautifully designed book comprising nearly eighty letters from those who have done so much to shape our world today--from Muhammad Ali to four U.S. Presidents, Mikhail Gorbachev, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and King Abdullah II of Jordan, and the Dalai Lama; from Cathie Black to T. Boone Pickens, Muriel Siebert, and Donald Trump. The letters, some as facsimile reproductions of handwritten originals, are each introduced with a biographical note by Dormann. As put so aptly by Dormann in his introduction, "All kings and queens, presidents, Nobel Laureates, chairmen and chairwomen, CEOs, and world leaders have one thing in common: They want what they have achieved to be useful and to be handed over to a younger generation. . . . The leaders in these pages have 'lived' and now offer their experiences as a treasure to ambitious and open minds--those who want to be something in life."
Publication Date: 2013-05-21
Online Predators, an Internet Insurgency by Jeffrey A. LeeIn Online Predators, An Internet Insurgency: A Field Manual for Teaching and Parenting in the Digital Arena Jeffrey A. Lee brings his ten plus years' experience in the fight against online child exploitation to bear in an easy to follow guide for all with a stake in the life of a child. This book equips parents, guardians, extended family, and educational professionals with practical strategies to help keep kids safe in a technology connected world. Instead of focusing on ever changing technology, Lee proposes a key fundamental change in the fight against online predation--to develop an insatiable curiosity about their child's online life, then get in the front lines and stay there.
Publication Date: 2020-08-04
An Introduction to Group Work Practice by Ronald W. Toseland; Bob Rivas
Publication Date: 1994-07-01
Groups Growth Change by Leonard N. Brown
Publication Date: 1991-01-01
Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination by Henry Jenkins (Editor); Gabriel Peters-Lazaro (Editor); Sangita Shresthova (Editor)Winner, 2021 Ray and Pat Browne Edited Collection Award, given by the Popular Culture Association How popular culture is engaged by activists to effect emancipatory political change One cannot change the world unless one can imagine what a better world might look like. Civic imagination is the capacity to conceptualize alternatives to current cultural, social, political, or economic conditions; it also requires the ability to see oneself as a civic agent capable of making change, as a participant in a larger democratic culture. Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination represents a call for greater clarity about what we're fighting for--not just what we're fighting against. Across more than thirty examples from social movements around the world, this casebook proposes "civic imagination" as a framework that can help us identify, support, and practice new kinds of communal participation. As the contributors demonstrate, young people, in particular, are turning to popular culture--from Beyoncé to Bollywood, from Smokey Bear to Hamilton, from comic books to VR--for the vernacular through which they can express their discontent with current conditions. A young activist uses YouTube to speak back against J. K. Rowling in the voice of Cho Chang in order to challenge the superficial representation of Asian Americans in children's literature. Murals in Los Angeles are employed to construct a mythic imagination of Chicano identity. Twitter users have turned to #BlackGirlMagic to highlight the black radical imagination and construct new visions of female empowerment. In each instance, activists demonstrate what happens when the creative energies of fans are infused with deep political commitment, mobilizing new visions of what a better democracy might look like.
Publication Date: 2020-02-04
Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries by Katie S. MartinIn the US, there is a wide-ranging network of at least 370 food banks, and more than 60,000 hunger-relief organizations such as food pantries and meal programs. These groups provide billions of meals a year to people in need. And yet hunger still affects one in nine Americans. What are we doing wrong? In Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries, Katie Martin argues that if handing out more and more food was the answer, we would have solved the problem of hunger decades ago. Martin instead presents a new model for charitable food, one where success is measured not by pounds of food distributed but by lives changed. The key is to focus on the root causes of hunger. When we shift our attention to strategies that build empathy, equity, and political will, we can implement real solutions. Martin shares those solutions in a warm, engaging style, with simple steps that anyone working or volunteering at a food bank or pantry can take today. Some are short-term strategies to create a more dignified experience for food pantry clients: providing client choice, where individuals select their own food, or redesigning a waiting room with better seating and a designated greeter. Some are longer-term: increasing the supply of healthy food, offering job training programs, or connecting clients to other social services. And some are big picture: joining the fight for living wages and a stronger social safety net. These strategies are illustrated through inspiring success stories and backed up by scientific research. Throughout, readers will find a wealth of proven ideas to make their charitable food organizations more empathetic and more effective. As Martin writes, it takes more than food to end hunger. Picking up this insightful, lively book is a great first step.
Publication Date: 2021-03-09
Business Ethics from the 19th Century to Today by David George SurdamThis book combines elements of economic and business history to study business ethics from the nineteenth century to today. It concentrates on American and British business history, delving into issues such as slavery, industrialization, firm behavior and monopolies, and Ponzi schemes. This book draws on the work of economists and historians to highlight the importance of changing technologies, religious beliefs, and cultural attitudes, showing that what is considered ethical differs across time and place.
Publication Date: 2020-01-30
Black Males and the Criminal Justice System by Jason M. Williams; Steven KniffleyRelying on a multidisciplinary framework of inquiry and critical perspective, this edited volume addresses the unique experiences of Black males within various stages of contact in the criminal justice system. It provides a comprehensive overview of the administration of justice, mental and physical health issues faced by Black males, and reintegration into society after system involvement. Recent events--including but by no means limited to the shootings of unarmed Black men by police in Ferguson, Missouri; Baltimore; Minneapolis; and Chicago--have highlighted the disproportionate likelihood of young Black males to encounter the criminal justice system. Black Males and the Criminal Justice System provides a theoretical and empirical review of the need for an intersectional understanding of Black male experiences and outcomes within the criminal justice system. The intersectional approach, which posits that outcomes of societal experiences are determined by the way the interconnected identities of individuals are perceived and responded to by others, is key to recognizing the various forms of oppression that Black males experience, and the impact these experiences have on them and their families. This book is intended for students and scholars in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, race/ethnic studies, legal studies, psychology, and African American Studies, and will serve as a reference for researchers who wish to utilize a progressive theoretical approach to study social control, policing, and the criminal justice system.
Publication Date: 2019-07-24
Becoming a White Antiracist by Stephen D. Brookfield; Mary E. HessAs this book was being written, the United States exploded in outrage against the murder by police of people of color across the country. Corporations, branches of state and local government, and educational institutions all pledged to work for racial justice and the Black Lives Matters movement moved into the mainstream as people from multiple racial and class identities pledged their support to its message. Diversity initiatives abounded, mission statements everywhere were changed to incorporate references to racial justice, and the rampant anti-blackness endemic to US culture was brought strikingly to the surface. Everywhere, it seemed, white people were looking to learn about race. "What do we do?" "How can we help?" These were the cries the authors heard most frequently from those whites whose consciousness of racism was being raised. This book is their answer to those cries. It's grounded in the idea that white people need to start with themselves, with understanding that they have a white racial identity. Once you've learned about what it means to be white in a white supremacist world, the answer of "what can I do" becomes clear. Sometimes you work in multiracial alliances, but more often you work with white colleagues and friends. In this book the authors explore what it means for whites to move from becoming aware of the extent of their unwitting collusion in racism, towards developing a committed antiracist white identity. They create a road map, or series of paths, that people can consider traveling as they work to develop a positive white identity centered around enacting antiracism. The book will be useful to anyone trying to create conversations around race, teach about white supremacy, arrange staff and development workshops on racism, and help colleagues explore how to create an antiracist culture or environment. This work happens in schools, colleges and universities, and we suspect many readers will be located in K-12 and higher education. But helping people develop an antiracist identity is a project that occurs in corporations, congregations, community groups, health care, state and local government, arts organizations, and the military as well. Essentially, if you have an interest in helping the whites you interact with become antiracist, then this book is written very specifically for you. Watch our BWAR YouTube playlist, where authors Stephen Brookfield and Mary Hess chat about some common themes from the book.
Publication Date: 2021-04-26
Digital Nomads by Rachael A. Woldoff; Robert C. LitchfieldA small but growing group of today's knowledge workers actively seek a lifestyle of freedom, using technology to perform their jobs, traveling far and wide, and moving as often as they like. These digital nomads have left their local coffee shops behind and now proudly post their "office ofthe day" photos from exotic locales, but what do their lives really look like?In Digital Nomads, Rachael Woldoff and Robert Litchfield take readers into an expatriate digital nomad community in Bali, Indonesia to better understand this growing demographic of typically Millennial workers. Through dozens of interviews and several stints living in a digital nomad hub, Woldoffand Litchfield present new answers to classic questions about community, creativity, and work. They further show why digital nomads leave their conventional lives behind, arguing that creative class and Millennial workers, though successful, often feel that their "world class cities" and desirablejobs are anything but paradise. They first follow their transitions into freelancing, entrepreneurship, and remote work, then explain how digital nomads create a fluid but intimate community abroad in the company of like-minded others. Ultimately, Woldoff and Litchfield provide insight into digitalnomads' efforts to live and work in ways that balance freedom, community, and creative fulfillment in the digital age.A sympathetic yet critical take on this emerging group of workers, Digital Nomads provides a revealing take on the changing nature of work and the problems of the new economy.
Publication Date: 2021-01-04
Our Towns by James Fallows; Deborah FallowsNATIONAL BEST SELLER * The basis for the HBO documentary now streaming on HBO Max For five years, James and Deborah Fallows have travelled across America in a single-engine prop airplane. Visiting dozens of towns, the America they saw is acutely conscious of its problems--from economic dislocation to the opioid scourge--but it is also crafting solutions, with a practical-minded determination at dramatic odds with the bitter paralysis of national politics. At times of dysfunction on a national level, reform possibilities have often arisen from the local level. The Fallowses describe America in the middle of one of these creative waves. Their view of the country is as complex and contradictory as America itself, but it also reflects the energy, the generosity and compassion, the dreams, and the determination of many who are in the midst of making things better. Our Towns is the story of their journey--and an account of a country busy remaking itself.
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
American Sherlock by Kate Winkler DawsonKnown as the 'American Sherlock Holmes,' Edward Oscar Heinrich was one of America's greatest forensic scientists, with a skill level that seemed almost supernatural. Heinrich spearheaded the invention of new forensic tools that police still use today, including blood spatter analysis, ballistics, lie-detector tests, and the use of fingerprints as courtroom evidence. His work, though not without its serious - some would say fatal - flaws, changed the course of American criminal investigation. Based on years of research, American Sherlock captures Heinrich's life, work, and legacy.
Publication Date: 2020-02-11
Land by Simon Winchester"In many ways, Land combines bits and pieces of many of Winchester's previous books into a satisfying, globe-trotting whole. . . . Winchester is, once again, a consummate guide."--Boston Globe The author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, and The Perfectionists explores the notion of property--bought, earned, or received; in Europe, Africa, North America, or the South Pacific--through human history, how it has shaped us and what it will mean for our future. Land--whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city--is central to our existence. It quite literally underlies and underpins everything. Employing the keen intellect, insatiable curiosity, and narrative verve that are the foundations of his previous bestselling works, Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing--and have done--with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet. Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World examines in depth how we acquire land, how we steward it, how and why we fight over it, and finally, how we can, and on occasion do, come to share it. Ultimately, Winchester confronts the essential question: who actually owns the world's land--and why does it matter?
Publication Date: 2021-01-19
Artificial Intelligence in Accounting by Cory Ng; John Alarcon"Artificial Intelligence in Accounting: Practical Applications was written with a simple goal: to provide accountants with a foundational understanding of AI and its many business and accounting applications. It is meant to serve as a guide for identifying opportunities to implement AI initiatives to increase productivity and profitability. This book will help you answer questions about what AI is and how it is used in the accounting profession today. Offering practical guidance that you can leverage for your organization, this book provides an overview of essential AI concepts and technologies that accountants should know, such as machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing. It also describes accounting-specific applications of robotic process automation and text mining. Illustrated with case studies and interviews with representatives from global professional services firms, this concise volume makes a significant contribution to examining the intersection of AI and the accounting profession. This innovative book also explores the challenges and ethical considerations of AI. It will be of great interest to accounting practitioners, researchers, educators, and students"--
Publication Date: 2021-02-01
Failed Leadership by Krzysztof Kasianiuk (Editor); Bohdan Szklarski (Editor); Piotr Olaf Zylicz (Editor)Manifestations and causes of failed leadership have attracted little systematic scientific reflection. This collection of articles brings readers' attention to "failed leadership" aspects encompassing business, political, social, philosophical, psychological and historical perspectives presented. An international group of authors, ranging from academicians to business practitioners. The reader will find both advanced theoretical analyses as well as descriptions of real-life cases of failed leadership across time and different geographies. The publication revolves around critical questions, including: "Is failure a flip side of success?", "How to measure failure?", "How much does it depend on historical, cultural or situational contexts?", or "Is failure recoverable?"
Publication Date: 2021-02-09
Corporations Compassion Culture by Keesa C. SchreaneProvides guidance on creating a sustainable, inclusive, equitable, and compassionate business model that will thrive in businesses globally Diversity, equity, and inclusion programs are a must for today's corporations, yet many corporations worldwide have failed to establish real equality in an actionable, measurable way. Corporations Compassion Culture: Leading Your Business toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion takes a new and more effective approach to driving equity and inclusion in the corporate world, focusing on how a culture of compassion can lead to more vibrant, higher performing teams. You'll learn how many standard corporate activities actually damage employees' well-being and engagement--and how to dismantle those practices. You'll also learn how to build a new and better corporate environment that responds to all employees' needs and meets shareholders' demands for stability and risk mitigation. Author Keesa Schreane delivers insight into what it takes for businesses to drive real social and corporate change toward inclusion and equity, while sharing her personal story about the challenges of being a woman of color in today's corporate environment. Through hard work, talent, and--you guessed it--compassion, she has risen to become one of today's luminaries in the area of responsible leadership in global corporations. Business executives, HR directors, diversity and inclusion professionals, and sustainability leaders will value her direct, no-nonsense approach. Learn to: Identify behaviors, practices, and activities that may be damaging your employees' well-being, engagement, and productivity Measure and continuously evolve culture promoting risk mitigation, reputation preservation, employee retention, customer satisfaction, and profit generation. Adopt new approaches to treat employees, customers, and shareholders compassionately and equally, and dismantle the old ways Retain the best talent and survive new realities, all while creating tremendous loyalty, innovation, and financial payoff This book will enable you to create strategies and tactics for integrating racial, cultural and gender equity, inclusion, and compassion into businesses in a way that enriches society, employees, and the corporate entity itself.
Publication Date: 2021-03-09
The Impostor Leaders by Enda M. Larkin"Taking a novel approach to the subject of leadership, this book uses its dark side as a vehicle to highlight some important leadership lessons, helping all managers to reflect on their own performance. The Impostor Leaders clarifies what is meant by genuine leadership, focusing on the fact that leading and managing go hand in hand. Based on this ability to consistently combine the leadership and management roles, this book describes in details and practical terms, using real-world examples, the range of good and bad leader-types seen in organizations today. The Leadership Wheel is also introduced as a conceptual framework to isolate eight types of leaders, across four categories. Appealing to leaders and managers across industry sectors, this book's substantial analysis of bad leadership gives readers a tangible framework against which to consider their own capabilities"--
Publication Date: 2021-04-01
Women and Leadership by Lisa DeFrank-Cole; Sherylle J. TanWhile women in the United States account for nearly half the workforce, they continue to encounter unique personal, social, and structural dynamics as leaders. Authors Lisa DeFrank Cole and Sherylle J. Tan explore these dynamics and more in Women and Leadership: Journey Towards Equity. Grounded in leadership theory and research, this text delves into the barriers and challenges women face on their leadership journeys, including stereotypes, bias, inequality, discrimination, and domestic responsibilities. The text includes several chapters devoted to strategies and tools for overcoming obstacles, creating structural change, and moving towards greater equity.
Publication Date: 2021-01-28
BE 2. 0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2. 0) by Jim Collins; William LazierFrom Jim Collins, the most influential business thinker of our era, comes an ambitious upgrade of his classic, Beyond Entrepreneurship, that includes all-new findings and world-changing insights. What's the roadmap to create a company that not only survives its infancy but thrives, changing the world for decades to come? Nine years before the publication of his epochal bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins and his mentor, Bill Lazier, answered this question in their bestselling book, Beyond Entrepreneurship. Beyond Entrepreneurship left a definitive mark on the business community, influencing the young pioneers who were, at that time, creating the technology revolution that was birthing in Silicon Valley. Decades later, successive generations of entrepreneurs still turn to the strategies outlined in Beyond Entrepreneurship to answer the most pressing business questions. BE 2.0 is a new and improved version of the book that Jim Collins and Bill Lazier wrote years ago. In BE 2.0, Jim Collins honors his mentor, Bill Lazier, who passed away in 2005, and reexamines the original text of Beyond Entrepreneurship with his 2020 perspective. The book includes the original text of Beyond Entrepreneurship, as well as four new chapters and fifteen new essays. BE 2.0 pulls together the key concepts across Collins' thirty years of research into one integrated framework called The Map. The result is a singular reading experience, which presents a unified vision of company creation that will fascinate not only Jim's millions of dedicated readers worldwide, but also introduce a new generation to his remarkable work.
Publication Date: 2020-12-01
Zero Fail by Carol LeonnigNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "This is one of those books that will go down as the seminal work--the determinative work--in this field. . . . Terrifying."--Rachel Maddow The first definitive account of the rise and fall of the Secret Service, from the Kennedy assassination to the alarming mismanagement of the Obama and Trump years, right up to the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6--by the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of A Very Stable Genius and I Alone Can Fix It Carol Leonnig has been reporting on the Secret Service for The Washington Post for most of the last decade, bringing to light the secrets, scandals, and shortcomings that plague the agency today--from a toxic work culture to dangerously outdated equipment to the deep resentment within the ranks at key agency leaders, who put protecting the agency's once-hallowed image before fixing its flaws. But the Secret Service wasn't always so troubled. The Secret Service was born in 1865, in the wake of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but its story begins in earnest in 1963, with the death of John F. Kennedy. Shocked into reform by its failure to protect the president on that fateful day in Dallas, this once-sleepy agency was radically transformed into an elite, highly trained unit that would redeem itself several times, most famously in 1981 by thwarting an assassination attempt against Ronald Reagan. But this reputation for courage and excellence would not last forever. By Barack Obama's presidency, the once-proud Secret Service was running on fumes and beset by mistakes and alarming lapses in judgment: break-ins at the White House, an armed gunman firing into the windows of the residence while confused agents stood by, and a massive prostitution scandal among agents in Cartagena, to name just a few. With Donald Trump's arrival, a series of promised reforms were cast aside, as a president disdainful of public service instead abused the Secret Service to rack up political and personal gains. To explore these problems in the ranks, Leonnig interviewed dozens of current and former agents, government officials, and whistleblowers who put their jobs on the line to speak out about a hobbled agency that's in desperate need of reform. "I will be forever grateful to them for risking their careers," she writes, "not because they wanted to share tantalizing gossip about presidents and their families, but because they know that the Service is broken and needs fixing. By telling their story, they hope to revive the Service they love."
Publication Date: 2021-05-18
Halfway Home by Reuben Jonathan MillerAs heard on NPR's Fresh Air A "persuasive and essential" (Matthew Desmond) work that will forever change how we look at life after prison in America through Miller's "stunning, and deeply painful reckoning with our nation's carceral system" (Heather Ann Thompson) Each year, more than half a million Americans are released from prison and join a population of twenty million people who live with a felony record. Reuben Miller, a chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago and now a sociologist studying mass incarceration, spent years alongside prisoners, ex-prisoners, their friends, and their families to understand the lifelong burden that even a single arrest can entail. What his work revealed is a simple, if overlooked truth: life after incarceration is its own form of prison. The idea that one can serve their debt and return to life as a full-fledge member of society is one of America's most nefarious myths. Recently released individuals are faced with jobs that are off-limits, apartments that cannot be occupied and votes that cannot be cast. As The Color of Law exposed about our understanding of housing segregation, Halfway Home shows that the American justice system was not created to rehabilitate. Parole is structured to keep classes of Americans impoverished, unstable, and disenfranchised long after they've paid their debt to society. Informed by Miller's experience as the son and brother of incarcerated men, captures the stories of the men, women, and communities fighting against a system that is designed for them to fail. It is a poignant and eye-opening call to arms that reveals how laws, rules, and regulations extract a tangible cost not only from those working to rebuild their lives, but also our democracy. As Miller searchingly explores, America must acknowledge and value the lives of its formerly imprisoned citizens.
Publication Date: 2021-02-02
Management As a Calling by Andrew J. HoffmanBusiness leaders have tremendous power to influence our society, how it operates, whether it is fair, and the extent to which it impacts the environment. And yet, we do not recognize or call out the responsibility that comes with that power. This book is meant to challenge future business leaders to think differently about their career, its purpose, and its value as a calling or vocation, one that is in service to society. Its message is for current and prospective business students, business leaders thinking anew about the role of business in society, and the business educators that train all these people. We face great challenges as a society today, from environmental problems like climate change and habitat destruction, to social problems like income inequality, unemployment, lack of a living wage, and poor access to affordable health care and education. Solutions to these challenges must come from the market (as comprised of corporations, the government, and nongovernmental organizations, as well as the many stakeholders in market transaction, such as the consumers, suppliers, buyers, insurance companies, and banks), the most powerful institution on earth, and from business, which is the most powerful entity within it. Though government is an important and vital arbiter of the market, business is the force that transcends national boundaries, possessing resources that exceed those of many nations. Business is responsible for producing the buildings that we live and work in, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the forms of mobility we employ, and the energy that propels us. This does not mean that only business can generate solutions or that there is no role for government, but with its unmatched powers of ideation, production, and distribution, business is positioned to bring the change we need at the scale we need it. Without business, the solutions will remain elusive. Indeed, if there are no solutions coming from the market, there will be no solutions. And without visionary and service-oriented leaders, business will never even try to find them.
Publication Date: 2021-03-02
Tragedy in Aurora by Tom Diaz; Lonnie Phillips (As told to); Sandy Phillips (As told to)Tragedy in Aurora is about the 2012 murder of budding sports journalist Jessica (Jessi) Redfield Ghawi in a public mass shooting, and the widening circle of pain it inflicted on her family, friends, police, medical first responders, and others. The book is at the same time a deep examination of the causes and potential cures of the quintessential 21st century American sickness--public mass shootings. At the heart of that examination is an unpacking of America's deep polarization and political gridlock. It addresses head on the question of why? Why is American gun violence so different from other countries? Why does nothing seem to change? The "Parkland kids" inspired hope of change. But the ultimate questions stubbornly remain--what should, what can, and what will Americans do to reduce gun violence? Tragedy in Aurora argues that the answer lies in a conscious cultural redefinition of American civic order. Over recent decades, America has defined a cultural "new normal" about guns and gun violence. Americans express formalistic dismay after every public mass shooting. But many accept gun violence as an inevitable, even necessary, and to some laudable part of what it means to be "American." Although Americans claim to be shocked with each new outrage, so far they have failed to coalesce around an effective way to reduce gun death and injury. The debate is bogged down in polarized and profoundly ideological political and cultural argument. Meanwhile, America continues to lead the globe in its pandemic levels of gun deaths and injuries. Combined with the cynical "learned helplessness" of its politicians, the result is gridlock and a growing roll of victims of carnage. Is there a path out of this cultural and political gridlock? Tragedy in Aurora argues that if America is to reduce gun violence it must expand the debate and confront the fundamental question of "who are we?" Tom Diaz gives a new understanding of American culture and the potential for change offered by the growing number and ongoing organization of victims and survivors of gun violence. Without conscious cultural change, the book argues, there is little prospect of effective laws or public policy to reduce gun violence in general and public mass shootings in particular.
Publication Date: 2019-10-31
Slaves among Us by Monique VillaThe horrific world of modern slavery is exposed in this book based on the first-hand experiences of victims of human trafficking. Through the stories of three remarkable individuals who share how they fell victim to traffickers and how their bodies and souls resisted an enterprise of total destruction, Monique Villa takes us around the world--from Ohio to Tokyo, London to India, Qatar to Colombia--to uncover a parallel world where men, women, and children are dehumanized and reduced to obedient machines. Written by a global leader in the fight against human trafficking, this powerful book uncovers the hidden world of slaves--no longer physically in chains--who walk among us, trapped in a cycle of exploitation. Despite significant progress in the fight for human rights, slavery continues to flourish. In fact, there are more slaves today, in countries rich and poor, than at any point in the past. By giving voice to survivors of this horrific trade, Villa vividly illustrates dire situations we can do something about. Her call to action outlines concrete steps to safeguard the vulnerable among us and to eliminate slavery in our time. The author is donating all proceeds from sales of this book to help combat human trafficking.
Publication Date: 2019-11-18
Think Outside the Building by Rosabeth Moss KanterOne of the leading business thinkers in the world offers a bold, new theory of advanced leadership for tackling the world's complex, messy, and recalcitrant social and environmental problems. Over a decade ago, renowned innovation expert Rosabeth Moss Kanter co-founded and then directed Harvard's Advanced Leadership Initiative. Her breakthrough work with hundreds of successful professionals and executives, as well as aspiring young entrepreneurs, identifies the leadership paradigm of the future: the ability to "think outside the building" to overcome establishment paralysis and produce significant innovation for a better world. Kanter provides extraordinary accounts of the successes and near-stumbles of purpose-driven men and women from diverse backgrounds united in their conviction that positive change is possible. A former Trader Joe's executive, for example, navigated across business, government, and community sectors to deal with poor nutrition in inner cities while reducing food waste. A concerned European banker used the power of persuasion, not position, to find novel financing for improving the health of the oceans. A Washington couple enticed global partners to join an Uber-like platform to match skilled refugees with talent-hungry companies. A visionary journalist-turned-entrepreneur closed social divides by giving fifty million social media users access to free local education and culture. When traditional approaches are inadequate or resisted, advanced leadership skills are essential. In this book, Kanter shows how people everywhere can unleash their creativity and entrepreneurial adroitness to mobilize partners across challenging cultural, social, and political situations and innovate for a brighter future.
Publication Date: 2020-01-28
The Misunderstood History of Gentrification by Dennis E. GaleThe origins of gentrification date back to World War I--only it was sometimes known as "remodeling" then. Dennis Gale's insightful book, TheMisunderstood History of Gentrification, provides a recontextualization of American gentrification, planning, and policymaking. He argues that gentrification must be understood as an urban phenomenon with historical roots in the very early twentieth century. Gale uses solid empirical evidence to trace the embryonic revitalization of Georgetown, Greenwich Village, Beacon Hill, and elsewhere back to 1915. He shows how reinvestment and restoration reversed urban decline and revitalized neighborhoods. The Misunderstood History of Gentrification also explains how federal policies such as the Urban Redevelopment Program (later named Urban Renewal), which first emerged in 1949, razed urban slums and created an "urban crisis" that persisted in the 1960s and '70s. This situation soon prompted city gentrifiers and historic preservationists to reuse and rehabilitate existing structures. Within a more expansive historical framework, Gale offers a fresh perspective on and debunks misperceptions about gentrification in America.
Publication Date: 2021-01-22
The Upswing by Robert D. Putnam; Shaylyn Romney Garrett (As told to)From the author of Bowling Alone and Our Kids, a "sweeping yet remarkably accessible" (The Wall Street Journal) analysis that "offers superb, often counterintuitive insights" (The New York Times) to demonstrate how we have gone from an individualistic "I" society to a more communitarian "We" society and then back again, and how we can learn from that experience to become a stronger, more unified nation. Deep and accelerating inequality; unprecedented political polarization; vitriolic public discourse; a fraying social fabric; public and private narcissism--Americans today seem to agree on only one thing: This is the worst of times. But we've been here before. During the Gilded Age of the late 1800s, America was highly individualistic, starkly unequal, fiercely polarized, and deeply fragmented, just as it is today. However as the twentieth century opened, America became--slowly, unevenly, but steadily--more egalitarian, more cooperative, more generous; a society on the upswing, more focused on our responsibilities to one another and less focused on our narrower self-interest. Sometime during the 1960s, however, these trends reversed, leaving us in today's disarray. In a sweeping overview of more than a century of history, drawing on his inimitable combination of statistical analysis and storytelling, Robert Putnam analyzes a remarkable confluence of trends that brought us from an "I" society to a "We" society and then back again. He draws inspiring lessons for our time from an earlier era, when a dedicated group of reformers righted the ship, putting us on a path to becoming a society once again based on community. Engaging, revelatory, and timely, this is Putnam's most ambitious work yet, a fitting capstone to a brilliant career.
Publication Date: 2020-10-13
The Circular Economy by Walter R. StahelA Circular Economy seeks to rebuild capital, whether this is financial, manufactured, human, social or natural, and offers opportunities and solutions for all organisations. This book, written by Walter Stahel, who is widely recognised as one of the key people who formulated the concept of the Circular Economy, is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to quickly get up to speed with this vitally important topic for ensuring sustainable development. It sets out a new framework that refines the concept of a Circular Economy and how it can be applied at industrial levels. This concise book presents the key themes for busy managers and policymakers and some of the newest thinking on the topic of the Circular Economy from one of the leading thinkers in the field. Practical examples and case studies with real-life data are used to elucidate the ideas presented within the book.
Publication Date: 2019-06-07
Leadership Organizational Change and Sensemaking by Ronald Skea"Organizational change literature focuses on the leaders role in giving sense to others of the need for change and there is a plethora of models and recipes on how to influence employees thinking about change, organizational design and performance. Notwithstanding this ready supply of advice, research has shown that up to 90% of change programs fail to deliver their expected outcomes. One of the reasons for this which has been neglected in the literature is that successful change in thinking starts with how leaders first make sense of the need for change and the challenges this poses to their own thinking. This book surfaces the elements behind leader sensemaking that add to or detract from their ability to critically question their current thinking. Leaders and interventionists have lacked practical and pragmatic advice on how to influence the process. This book is the culmination of 10 years of research spent working with leaders in organizations as they interpreted the need for change and made choices about engaging, or not, with transformational change methodologies. It reveals nine elements of sensemaking displayed by organizational leaders as they grapple with challenges to their current orthodoxies about how to lead and organize in times of change. The book shows the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of interest to researchers, academics, practitioners, and students in the fields of leadership, change, and organisational development"--
Publication Date: 2021-08-01
Emergency Management by Claire B. Rubin (Editor)The spate of disaster events ranging from major to catastrophic that have occurred in recent years raises a lot of questions about where and why they happened. Understanding the history of emergency management policies and practice is important to an understanding of current and future policies and practice. Continuing in the footsteps of its popular predecessors, the new edition of Emergency Management: The American Experienceprovides the background to understand the key political and policy underpinnings of emergency management, exploring how major "focusing events" have shaped the field of emergency management. This edition builds on the original theoretical framework and chronological approach of previous editions, while enhancing the discussions through the addition of fresh information about the effects and outcomes of older events, such as Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. The final chapters offer insightful discussion of the public administration concepts of emergency management in the U.S. and of the evolving federal role in emergency management. Like its predecessors, the third edition of Emergency Managementis a trusted and required text to understand the formation and continuing improvement of the American national emergency management system. on concepts of emergency management in the U.S. and of the evolving federal role in emergency management. Like its predecessors, the third edition of Emergency Managementis a trusted and required text to understand the formation and continuing improvement of the American national emergency management system.
Publication Date: 2019-08-15
After Homicide by Sarah Goodrum"An important contribution.... Goodrum offers a detailed and nuanced look at the relationships of victims' families with the full range of actors in the justice system. Her findings are significant both for sociologists and for those who work with families bereaved by murder." -Margaret Vandiver, University of MemphisIn After Homicide, Sarah Goodrum explores what the families of murder victims confront as they encounter the multiple members of the criminal justice system-police officers and counselors, prosecutors and judges, and more.Goodrum traces each step of a murder investigation and trial, and also deals with situations where no arrests are made and those where the perpetrator commits suicide at the scene of the crime. Based on extensive field research, her book is a uniquely comprehensive look at how the families of victims are helped, and sometimes hindered, by the justice system.
Publication Date: 2019-11-07
A History of Leadership by Morgen WitzelThe evolution of leadership into a widely accepted concept occurred without any shared understanding and acceptance of its meaning and relevance in contemporary society. Why do some people become leaders? What is the source and legitimacy of leadership power? This book journeys into the heart of the relationship between leaders and followers, the social space, the arena where both contest and collaboration take place and leadership itself is played out. In the book, Morgen Witzel moves beyond traditional traits and skills framing, offering a fresh, historical analysis that involves many different actors with different motives and needs. By analysing the evolution of power relationships, the book analyses the interactions around how power is used and control is bargained for to illuminate the centrepiece of leadership. A wide-ranging history of a slippery subject, this book provides students, scholars and reflective practitioners with an empirical, historical base on which to test their own ideas and experiences
Publication Date: 2019-12-19
The Future of the Office by Peter CappelliThe COVID-19 pandemic forced an unprecedented experiment that reshaped white-collar work and turned remote work into a kind of "new normal." Now comes the hard part. Many employees want to continue that normal and keep working remotely, and most at least want the ability to work occasionally from home. But for employers, the benefits of employees working from home or hybrid approaches are not so obvious. What should both groups do? In a prescient new book, The Future of the Office: Work from Home, Remote Work, and the Hard Choices We All Face, Wharton professor Peter Cappelli lays out the facts in an effort to provide both employees and employers with a vision of their futures. Cappelli unveils the surprising tradeoffs both may have to accept to get what they want. Cappelli illustrates the challenges we face in drawing lessons from the pandemic and deciding what to do moving forward. Do we allow some workers to be permanently remote? Do we let others choose when to work from home? Do we get rid of their offices? What else has to change, depending on the approach we choose? His research reveals there is no consensus among business leaders. Even the most high-profile and forward-thinking companies are taking divergent approaches: Facebook, Twitter, and other tech companies say many employees can work remotely on a permanent basis. Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and others say it is important for everyone to come back to the office. Ford is redoing its office space so that most employees can work from home at least part of the time, and GM is planning to let local managers work out arrangements on an ad-hoc basis. As Cappelli examines, earlier research on other types of remote work, including telecommuting offers some guidance as to what to expect when some people will be in the office and others work at home, and also what happened when employers tried to take back offices. Neither worked as expected. In a call to action for both employers and employees, Cappelli explores how we should think about the choices going forward as well as who wins and who loses. As he implores, we have to choose soon.
Publication Date: 2021-09-21
New Work, Transformational and Virtual Leadership by Marc HelmoldThe increasing globalization, the battle for talents, and global trends are changing the work patterns in organisations around the globe. Enterprises are working across country and cultural borders alongside complex supply and demand networks. Global incidents such as the financial crisis in 2008 and the recent COVID-19 pandemic have forced global organizations to find innovative ways to continue to connect globally and maintain a competitive advantage. Therefore, innovative enterprises have established global and virtual organisations including members of the value chain on supply and demand side. This book outlines these new work and leadership styles, and agile organisations, which are necessary to work virtually and globally. It provides case studies and experiences from different global organizations in different industries and sectors with a focus on value-adding processes and services.
Publication Date: 2021-01-14
Leadership As Meaning-Making by John Varney"Based on the author's 30 years experience of management development and a background in design and psychology, this book takes a fresh look at leadership as a systemic shared phenomenon. It is one aspect of the evolutionary principle of bringing people to maturity as human beings - transforming the immature through purposeful adventure. This is not a "how-to" book of tools and techniques but is a guide to personal development. It plots the territory of the hero's journey (after Joseph Campbell) through unknown worlds. It explains the metaphorical relationship to personal and collective transformation by means of the cyclic pattern of the hero's journey, overlaid with the enneagram framework. Succeeding chapters spell out practical details for making the journey towards maturity, which alone makes leadership a viable possibility. Only such purposeful leadership will enable others to make their own equivalent journeys. If such people are engaged in work, then they will be more conscious and more effective. Essentially, the book is intentionally quickly communicates a broad sweep of related ideas that form a philosophy for the development of the inner qualities of effective leadership, applicable in all walks of life. The story of the archetypical hero's journey is suggested as applying to every individual. The hero's journey is an allegory for a quest for inner growth. It can rub off onto others through what we call "leadership". Such leadership is what brings meaning to people's lives. Thus this book is a counter to the empty manipulative techniques propagated by much of the popular writing on leadership, which pays little attention to transformative interaction. There are exercises at the end of each chapter and additional material is available to readers via the internet"--
Publication Date: 2020-12-01
Grateful Leadership: Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results by Judith W. UmlasGo Grateful--have the courage to learn, the vision tolead, and the passion to grow. When employees are engaged, they are passionate and feel a deeper connection to their work. Grateful Leadership is an essential approach for leaders who want to achieve the bottom line and foster a valuedrivenworkforce to build stronger professional relationships with customers, stakeholders, and employees. Grateful Leadership shows how to create a more positive and meaningful connection between you and the people you lead. These skills are a catalyst for making immediatepositive changes in your workplace that will enhance productivity, reputation, and overall performance. Leadership training expert Judith W. Umlas provides the rationale, tools, and methodology to build a company culture based on the free expression of gratitude, and she reveals simple but remarkably effective ways for leadersto build a culture in which each individual employee possesses: Courage to make important decisions Willingness to take initiative Trust in the organization and fellow employees Motivation to strive for continuous improvement Acknowledgment is a basic human need and a powerful motivator--people want to make a difference. In a culture of gratitude, employees stay; unappreciated employees leave. Your company will benefit from the many Grateful Leadership stories from leaders such as Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, that attest to the fact that when you appreciate, acknowledge, and affirm the essential contributions of employees, you unlock their potential to deliver superior results and enable your business to meet stakeholder expectations and outperform. Grateful Leadership is a best-practices guidebookto employee engagement, staff retention, and increased productivity. Motivate and inspire your team, your organization, your customers, and, yes, yourself by following the book's actionable next steps for implementinga culture based on acknowledgment, appreciation, and gratitude. "A road map for leaders to cultivate more engaged, value-driven workforces." -- Joanna Durand, Managing Director, Citigroup; Chair, Citi Program ManagementCouncil; Head, Citi Global Program Management Office "Provides the missing link for leaders who want to retain their best employees and guide their companies to maximum performance." -- Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason, and Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul "Gratitude is . . . a key to inspiring high performance in the workplace. Grateful Leadershipoffers essential knowledge of the 'why' and 'how' of this life-enhancing skill of emotional intelligence." -- Michael J. Gelb, author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci "A deeply engaging and practical guide that will help leaders more fully express their humanity and thereby create more endearing and enduring organizations." -- Raj Sisodia, founder and Chairman, Conscious Capitalism Institute, and author of Conscious Capitalism and Firms of Endearment "Just when I thought I had fi gured out the concept of servant leadership, I ran across an outstanding resource, Grateful Leadership, that opened up a whole new level of appreciation for what can actually be accomplished." -- Steven DelGrosso, PMP, Director, Project Management Competency, IBM Project Management Center of Excellence "I hope that more leaders will get enthused and become Grateful Leaders within their organizations." -- Grant Wren, CHRP, Manager, Human Resources & Safety, Amway Canada Corporation "A must-read for any manager or team leader in any corporation." -- Richard D. Vega, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Publication Date: 2012-11-13
The Extraordinary Leader by John H. Zenger; Joseph FolkmanA program for developing leadership skills in your organization and yourself. This book draws on responses from questionnaires to define the skills that comprise effective leadership, and then provides a systematic program for attaining, developing, and implementing those skills. It provides research-based strategies for strengthening leadership.
Publication Date: 2002-07-25
Unabomber by Terry D. Turchie; Jim Freeman; Donald Max NoelThe story of the way the FBI was forced to change its methods of operation to capture Theodore Kaczynski, the notorious Unabomber, provides a fascinating look into the Bureau itself and the three individuals charged with leading the investigation and capture of the notorious terrorist after the Bureau's 18 years of frustration. The authors are Jim Freeman, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI, San Francisco, reporting directly to FBI Director Louis Freeh; Terry Turchie, designated by Freeman as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Unabom Task Force; and Max Noel, a Unabom Task Force supervisor and the agent who developed the arrest plan that led to the safe capture of Theodore Kaczynski. The three collaborated to write the definitive work on the man long considered to be the most notorious lone wolf terrorist in American history. "History Publishing Company is proud to have been selected to publish this important work", said Publisher Don Bracken, "This is much more than the definitive work of the pursuit and capture of the Unabomber which in itself will put it in an important place on the American bookshelf, but it is also a fascinating look at the way an important and historic governmental organisation, steeped in tradition, realised that the need for change was necessary and made it to achieve their goal".
Publication Date: 2014-04-04
FBI Myths and Misconceptions by Jerri WilliamsHow much do you really know about the FBI? Do you know who the FBI is? Do you know what the FBI does? This manual debunks FBI myths and misconceptions for those who read, watch, and write crime dramas about the FBI or have always wanted to be a Special Agent. Like most people, you've probably learned about the FBI from popular culture-reading books and watching TV shows and movies, along with, of course, the news. You might be surprised to learn that a lot of what you've been reading and watching is inaccurate. Written by retired Special Agent, crime novelist, and true crime podcaster, Jerri Williams, FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives debunks twenty clich s and misconceptions about the FBI, by presenting educational reality checks supported by excerpts from the FBI website, quotes from retired agents, and reviews of popular films and fiction featuring FBI agent characters. This informative and fun manual will help you: Create realistic FBI characters and plots for your next book or script Impress your armchair detective friends with your knowledge about the FBI Prepare for a career in the FBI and avoid embarrassing yourself at Quantico Get your copy today
Publication Date: 2019-06-27
The Deviant Prison by Ashley T. RubinEarly nineteenth-century American prisons followed one of two dominant models: the Auburn system, in which prisoners performed factory-style labor by day and were placed in solitary confinement at night, and the Pennsylvania system, where prisoners faced 24-hour solitary confinement for the duration of their sentences. By the close of the Civil War, the majority of prisons in the United States had adopted the Auburn system - the only exception was Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, making it the subject of much criticism and a fascinating outlier. Using the Eastern State Penitentiary as a case study, The Deviant Prison brings to light anxieties and other challenges of nineteenth-century prison administration that helped embed our prison system as we know it today. Drawing on organizational theory and providing a rich account of prison life, the institution, and key actors, Ashley T. Rubin examines why Eastern's administrators clung to what was increasingly viewed as an outdated and inhuman model of prison - and what their commitment tells us about penal reform in an era when prisons were still new and carefully scrutinized.
Publication Date: 2021-02-04
Teaching Race in Perilous Times by Jason E. Cohen (Editor); Sharon D. Raynor (Editor); Dwayne Mack (Editor)Multidisciplinary anthology on teaching issues of race and racism in US college classrooms.
Publication Date: 2021-03-01
Aging, Work, and Retirement by Elizabeth F. FidelerAging, Work, and Retirement presents the reasons older men and women are staying in the workforce as long as they are able to do so-information of immediate value to undergraduate and graduate students across the fields of sociology, gerontology, industrial/organizational psychology, and business management as well as to corporate leaders, human resources managers, professional organizations and policy makers. The text reflects a growing interest in and concern regarding aspects of aging, ageism, labor market challenges, workplace issues, plus gender and racial/ethnic similarities and differences in employment history and extended worklife opportunities, as they affect older workers in this country and abroad. Each chapter has cases and profiles and other strong pedagogical features allowing students to integrate the content with real world examples.
Publication Date: 2020-07-07
Jim Crow Sociology by Earl WrightJim Crow Sociology: The Black and Southern Roots of American Sociology is an extraordinary new volume that examines the origin, development, and significance of Black Sociology through the accomplishments of early African American sociologists at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) such as Atlanta University, Tuskegee Institute, Fisk University, and Howard University. Black Sociology is a concept that weaponizes the discipline for that which is "right and good" and prioritizes scholar-activist inspired research directed at impacting real world conditions of African Americans. Guided by this approach, this book debunks the idea that the sociology practiced by early African Americans does not exemplify scholarly excellence. Instead, Earl Wright demonstrates that Tuskegee Institute, under the leadership of Booker T. Washington, established the first applied program of rural sociology. Fisk University, first under the guidance of George Edmund Haynes then Charles S. Johnson, developed one of the earliest and most impactful programs of applied urban sociology. Wright extends our understanding of W. E. B. Du Bois's Atlanta Sociological Laboratory with an articulation of the contributions of women to the first American school of sociology. Jim Crow Sociology forces contemporary scholars to grapple with who are and who are not included in the disciplinary canon. Specifically, this book forces us to ask why early African American sociologists and HBCUs are not canonized. What makes this book most consequential is that it provides evidence supporting the proposition that sociology began in earnest in the United States as a Black and southern enterprise.
Publication Date: 2020-05-01
Information at Work by Bystrom, Katriina
Publication Date: 2019
Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire by Rebecca HendersonA renowned Harvard professor debunks prevailing orthodoxy with a new intellectual foundation and a practical pathway forward for a system that has lost its moral and ethical foundation. Free market capitalism is one of humanity's greatest inventions and the greatest source of prosperity the world has ever seen. But this success has been costly. Capitalism is on the verge of destroying the planet and destabilizing society as wealth rushes to the top. The time for action is running short. Rebecca Henderson's rigorous research in economics, psychology, and organizational behavior, as well as her many years of work with companies around the world, give us a path forward. She debunks the worldview that the only purpose of business is to make money and maximize shareholder value. She shows that we have failed to reimagine capitalism so that it is not only an engine of prosperity but also a system that is in harmony with environmental realities, the striving for social justice, and the demands of truly democratic institutions. Henderson's deep understanding of how change takes place, combined with fascinating in-depth stories of companies that have made the first steps towards reimagining capitalism, provide inspiring insight into what capitalism can be. Together with rich discussions of important role of government and how the worlds of finance, governance, and leadership must also evolve, Henderson provides the pragmatic foundation for navigating a world faced with unprecedented challenge, but also with extraordinary opportunity for those who can get it right.
Publication Date: 2020-04-28
Getting Them to Give a Damn by Eric ChesterOne manager lamented, They just don't give a damn about me, my business, or my customers Whether bored, uncaring, or distracted, this Generation Y (or Generation Why) is a force that must be reckoned with. Eric Chester, recognized as a premier expert in post- Generation X employment, has been studying the Generation Y culture for years to discern its patterns, mindset, and motivations. His dead-on insights, often hilarious and always instructive, are distilled here. Chester explains what really works, and how businesses can devise action plans that will keep the front line from walking out the back door.
Publication Date: 2005-05-01
Blogging to Drive Business by Eric Butow; Rebecca BollwittUse Blogging to Supercharge Sales, Customer Loyalty, Innovation, and Profits "To connect with today's buyer, you need to stop pushing your message out and start pulling your customers in. And there is no better tool for this than the blog! Blogging to Drive Business is an essential guide for any business wishing to use a blog to attract a steady stream of inbound opportunities." --Paul Dunay, Global Managing Director of Services and Social Marketing, Avaya Inc. Blogging can help you deepen customer loyalty, reach new customers, gain indispensable feedback, and drive more sales. This no-nonsense guide shows how to craft a business blog that does all that, and more--building your business and increasing your profits. Top e-marketers and business bloggers Eric Butow and Rebecca Bollwitt help you define clear goals, generate the right content with the right tools, attract visitors, build communities, and avoid costly mistakes. They draw on their own extensive experience, as well as the work of innovators from companies such as Intel, Wal-Mart, Google, HP, and BusinessWeek. Whatever your role in the business, you'll learn how to: * Launch a blog that truly represents the best of your business * Create a comprehensive, long-term blogging strategy * Staff your blogging initiative * Integrate blogs with other offline and online marketing programs * Use your blog to drive customers and prospects to the business * Push up-to-the-minute information to customers via RSS * Build a thriving online community--and learn from what it tells you * Manage comments (and decide whether to have them) * Utilize podcasts, vlogs, microblogging, and other new techniques * Gain business value from hot new Web 3.0 technologies, including widgets, mashups, personal agents, and the Semantic Web
Publication Date: 2010-01-07
Predicting the Markets by Edward YardeniI started my career on Wall Street in 1978. For the past 40 years on the Street, I have been thinking and writing about the economy and financial markets as both an economist and an investment strategist. While I have a solid academic background to be a Wall Street prognosticator, I learned a great deal on the job. In this book, I share my professional insights into predicting the economy and financial markets.
Publication Date: 2018-02-12
Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets by Eric KacouThere has been immense worldwide excitement about the potential of Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) businesses to help impoverished societies escape poverty. Unfortunately, many BoP firms are locked in a "survival trap" that keeps them small, inefficient, and unprofitable. Now, Eric Kacou identifies breakthrough business models, operational techniques, and leadership approaches that can help BoP businesses grow rapidly, successfully, and profitably. Drawing from his immense on-the-ground experience in Africa's most challenging business environments, Kacou shows how companies can overcome the Survival Trap mindset that breeds dependence, mistrust, and failure. Next, he takes readers inside the Rwandan metamorphosis: the economic miracle that CNN's Fareed Zakaria calls Africa's biggest success story. Kacou shows how to address the needs of all core stakeholders. He concludes with integrated recommendations for local entrepreneurs, global businesses, governments, and international organizations: guidance that can truly launch a "virtuous cycle" of prosperity creation. For all entrepreneurs, policymakers, NGO professionals, and leaders who want to make BoP businesses work.
Publication Date: 2010-12-08
Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States by George SorosThe dire economic situation we find ourselves in is not a result of economic forces alone, but of the policies pursued, and not pursued, by world leaders. In this collection of his recent writings on the global financial situation, George Soros presents his views and analysis of key economic policy choices leading up to, during, and following the financial crisis of 2008-2009.Soros explores domestic and international policy choices like how to manage the (then) potential implosion of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, deploying measures to stem global contagion from the sub-prime crisis, alternative options on bailing out lesser developed countries and why this was vital, the structural problems of European economic management, and more. Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States elegantly distills the choices at hand, and takes the reader on a journey of real time economic policy work and experimentation.
Publication Date: 2012-02-07
Jacked Up by Bill LaneJack Welch's speechwriter of 20 years reveals how the CEO's manic attention to communications was the cornerstone to great leadership and GE's meteoric rise.
Publication Date: 2007-12-17
Executive Coaching by Catherine Fitzgerald; Jennifer Garvey BergerExecutive coaching is quickly becoming the service of choice for enhancing the performance and development of leaders, and Executive Coaching: Practices and Perspectives is the first book to integrate the theory and practice of this critical emerging field. Sharing lessons learned from their successes as well as their failures, savvy and experienced executive coaches and human resource professionals present their practical, leading-edge views of this new professional arena. Contributors describe various approaches to executive coaching, detail how to create an executive coaching initiative within an organization, and offer guidance for the unique challenges of working with executives in midlife, entrepreneurs, and leaders in multicultural environments.
Publication Date: 2002-02-11
Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart by Mary Beth O'NeillIf you've been looking for sound direction on how to coach top executives, here it is. In Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart, Mary Beth O'Neill outlines the dynamic approach to coaching leaders that she's developed over the course of a twenty-year career. Her unique perspective and sage advice, backed by a specific four-phase methodology, gives you the means to successfully manage the coach-client relationship and effect dramatic changes that ensure the business outcomes leaders' want. It's a one-of-a-kind guide for executive coaches--both aspiring and established--that fills a long-standing gap in coaching literature. To read the preface from this book, click here.
Publication Date: 2000-03-20
Execution by Larry Bossidy; Ram Charan#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * More than two million copies in print! The premier resource for how to deliver results in an uncertain world, whether you're running an entire company or in your first management job. "A must-read for anyone who cares about business."--The New York Times When Execution was first published, it changed the way we did our jobs by focusing on the critical importance of "the discipline of execution": the ability to make the final leap to success by actually getting things done. Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan now reframe their empowering message for a world in which the old rules have been shattered, radical change is becoming routine, and the ability to execute is more important than ever. Now and for the foreseeable future: * Growth will be slower. But the company that executes well will have the confidence, speed, and resources to move fast as new opportunities emerge. * Competition will be fiercer, with companies searching for any possible advantage in every area from products and technologies to location and management. * Governments will take on new roles in their national economies, some as partners to business, others imposing constraints. Companies that execute well will be more attractive to government entities as partners and suppliers and better prepared to adapt to a new wave of regulation. * Risk management will become a top priority for every leader. Execution gives you an edge in detecting new internal and external threats and in weathering crises that can never be fully predicted. Execution shows how to link together people, strategy, and operations, the three core processes of every business. Leading these processes is the real job of running a business, not formulating a "vision" and leaving the work of carrying it out to others. Bossidy and Charan show the importance of being deeply and passionately engaged in an organization and why robust dialogues about people, strategy, and operations result in a business based on intellectual honesty and realism. With paradigmatic case histories from the real world--including examples like the diverging paths taken by Jamie Dimon at JPMorgan Chase and Charles Prince at Citigroup--Execution provides the realistic and hard-nosed approach to business success that could come only from authors as accomplished and insightful as Bossidy and Charan.
Publication Date: 2002-06-04
Locating the Energy for Change by Charles Elliott; International Institute for Sustainable Development Staff
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
The 4-Dimensional Manager by Julie StrawManager- "We have a problem here." Person 1- "Let's find a quick solution." Person 2- "I know just how we can solve this problem by working together." Person 3- "I need to think about the problem before I can offer you a solution." Person 4- "I'm going to consider this problem from every angle." Asked to solve the same problem, four people responded four different ways. If you were their manager, your challenge would be to help each individual find an effective, timely solution to the problem. Most managers would do what comes naturally and use the managerial style that is their "first dimension." This will work some of the time - but not all the time. One managerial style can't help people with four different working styles make the most of their different strengths and overcome their different limitations and roadblocks. In managing others, one style does not fit all. The 4-Dimensional Manager will help you learn to manage different people in the best ways. Through a simple yet powerful self-discovery tool called DiSC, you can become a 4-dimensional manager, able to manage anyone, anywhere, anytime. Discover your usual managerial style- Dominance, Influence, Supportiveness, or Conscientiousness Read the work styles of the people you manage Improve communication and reduce destructive conflict Find out how the style of your organization affects you and those you manage Whether or not you have the formal title of manager, if you provide work direction to others, this book will answer pressing questions you have every day, such as- When I delegate, how much information should I give, and when and how should I follow up? How can I increase this person's motivation? What kind of compliment or reward would this person most value? How can I give feedback so it will be understood, accepted, and effective? The 4-Dimensional Manager provides fascinating insights into individual work styles, practical suggestions, checklists and planners, and a research-based DiSC discovery tool.
Publication Date: 2002-04-13
The 8 Best Practices of High-Performing Salespeople by Norm Trainor; David S. Cowper; Andrew HaynesThis book reveals the best practices that make all high-performing salespeople successful. It follows the stories of three salespeople in the financial services industry and shows how they used the eight best practices to grow into top financial advisers. The book is full of practical advice, distilled from the author's years of experience with thousands of salespeople and hundreds of exceptional producers. It takes us right inside actual cases and techniques, providing the reader with private coaching sessions and concrete advice from the best in the business.
Publication Date: 2000-04-05
The 2020 Workplace by Jeanne C. Meister; Karie Willyerd
Publication Date: 2010-05-11
Millennials Rising by Neil Howe; William Strauss; R. J. Matson (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2000-09-05
The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes; Barry Z. Posner
Publication Date: 2008-08-04
Millennials and the Pop Culture by William Strauss; Neil Howe; Pete Markiewicz (Contribution by)
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
The Change Leader's Roadmap by Dean Anderson; Linda Ackerman Anderson
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
Beyond Change Management by Dean Anderson; Linda Ackerman Anderson
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
Competing on Analytics by Thomas H. Davenport; Jeanne G. Harris; Gary Loveman (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2007-02-05
The Talent Masters by Bill Conaty; Ram Charan
Publication Date: 2010-11-09
Leadership Is an Art by Max Depree
Publication Date: 2004-05-18
Built to Last by Jim Collins; Jerry I. Porras
Publication Date: 2004-06-24
Love Is the Killer App by Tim Sanders
Publication Date: 2003-07-22
Connecting Generations by Claire Raines
Publication Date: 2003-05-31
The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
Publication Date: 2011-10-04
The Leadership Moment by Michael Useem; Warren Bennis (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 1999-11-02
Leadership in Balance by John F. Kucia; Linda S. Gravett
Publication Date: 2014-04-09
Becoming the Evidence-based Manager
Focus on Leadership by Larry C. Spears; Michele Lawrence (Editor)
Publication Date: 2001-11-28
The Strategy-Focused Organization by Robert S. Kaplan; David P. Norton
Publication Date: 2000-09-29
The 2020 Workplace by Jeanne C. Meister; Karie Willyerd
Publication Date: 2010-05-11
Generation Me by Jean M. Twenge
Publication Date: 2006-04-04
Great by Choice by Jim Collins; Morten T. Hansen
Call Number: Brandywine Learning Commons
Publication Date: 2011-10-11
Rumors and Rumor Control by Allan J. Kimmel
Call Number: Brandywine Learning Commons
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Treasure Hunt by Michael Silverstein
Call Number: Brandywine Learning Commons
Publication Date: 2006-05-04
Leaders Make the Future by Bob Johansen; Robert Johansen; James Levine
Call Number: Brandywine Learning Commons
Publication Date: 2009-05-04
The Six Sigma Leader by Peter S. Pande; W. James McNerney (Foreword by)
Call Number: Brandywine Learning Commons
Publication Date: 2007-01-08
Lessons from the Edge by Gary A. Berg
Call Number: Brandywine Learning Commons
Publication Date: 2005-01-30
Thinking about Teaching and Learning by Robert Leamnson
Call Number: Brandywine Learning Commons
Publication Date: 1999-03-01
Making Sense As a School Leader by Richard H. Ackerman; Gordon A. Donaldson; Rebecca van der Bogert
Call Number: Brandywine Learning Commons
Publication Date: 1995-10-26
Inside the Faculty Union by Robert Engvall
Call Number: Brandywine Learning Commons
Publication Date: 2018-09-30
The Innovator's DNA by Jeff Dyer; Hal Gregersen; Clayton M. Christensen
Call Number: Brandywine Learning Commons
Publication Date: 2011-07-19
How Change Happens by Leslie R. Crutchfield
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
After Virginia Tech by Thomas P. Kapsidelis
Publication Date: 2019-04-16
Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design by John W. Creswell; Cheryl-Anne PothWinner of the 2018 Textbook & Academic Authors Association's The McGuffey Longevity Award In the revised Fourth Edition of the best-selling text, John W. Creswell and new co-author Cheryl N. Poth explore the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of five qualitative inquiry approaches: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. Preserving Creswell's signature writing style, the authors compare the approaches and relate research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry in a highly accessible manner. Featuring new content, articles, pedagogy, references, and expanded coverage of ethics throughout, the Fourth Edition is an ideal introduction to the theories, strategies, and practices of qualitative inquiry. Learn more about John W. Creswell's qualitative research and mixed methods research titles as well as his 2017 spring/summer mixed methods research workshops! Available with Perusall--an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.
Publication Date: 2017-01-25
Qualitative Research by Johnny Saldaña; Matthew (Matt) J. OmastaQualitative Research: Analyzing Life presents a fresh approach to teaching and learning qualitative methods for social inquiry--one that focuses on analysis from the very beginning of the text. By exploring qualitative research through a unique analytic lens, then cumulatively elaborating on methods in each successive chapter, this innovative work cultivates a skill set and literacy base that prepares readers to work strategically with empirical materials in their own fieldwork. Renowned authors Johnny Saldaña and Matt Omasta combine clear, accessible writing and analytic insight to show that analysis, in its broadest sense, is a process undertaken throughout the entire research experience.
Publication Date: 2017-01-23
Throwaway Nation by Jeff DONDEROAmericans are burying ourselves in our own waste. It's befouling our air, land, waters, food, and bodies. The US tosses out enough foodstuff to feed the rest of the world. America is the largest buyer of fashion and cosmetics, the second dirtiest industry in the world. We lead the planet in transportation usage and waste, and we're now polluting outer space. Throwaway Nation takes a look at the pileup of waste in the US, including the problem of plastic, the industry of overmedication, e-waste products, everyday garbage, fast fashion trash, space waste, and other forms of profligacy that serve to make our nation the biggest waster on the planet. Looking at the environmental impact of so much garbage, Dondero explores not just how we got here and where we're headed, but ways in which we might be able to curb the tide. From what you do and don't eat, what and how your products are packaged, the rampant production of clothes, the space and waste in which you work, live, what you breath, eat, drink, the tools you use to work and play, the energy overproduced and ill-used for a pleasant lifestyle, the waste you generate, and how humans are beginning to clutter the cosmos--all and more are profiled in the Throwaway Nation--and what we ought to do to prohibit and mitigate the flow of our garbage and to use it productively.
Publication Date: 2019-03-15
Innovation Capital by Jeff Dyer; Nathan Furr; Curtis Lefrandt
Publication Date: 2019-06-04
Who Wins in a Digital World? - Strategies to Make Your Organization Fit for the Future by Mit Sloan Manag Review; Paul Michelman
Publication Date: 2019-03-01
The Critically Reflective Practitioner by Sue Thompson; Neil ThompsonThis important textbook is a revised and updated edition of a very well-received and much-appreciated insightful guide to reflective practice designed for students, practitioners and managers of social work, health care and related fields. Its clear and careful integration of both the 'thinking and doing' elements of the often challenging task of practising reflectively makes this book an ideal text at all levels of study and practice. Divided into two parts, the book focuses first on theoretical issues to help develop a sound foundation of understanding of critically reflective practice and then on practical guidance on how to make this type of practice a reality.
Publication Date: 2018-03-19
Academic Practitioner Relationships by Jean Bartunek; Jane McKenzie
Publication Date: 2017-07-11
Connected Strategy by Nicolaj Siggelkow; Christian Terwiesch
Publication Date: 2019-05-21
Applying Career Development Theory to Counseling by Richard S. Sharf
Call Number: Brandywine Learning Commons
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