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"Every workplace has its share of conflict, and one of training’s universal goals is to help organizations resolve it in a way that brings benefit to everyone involved. This timely activity book offers 30 ready-to-use exercises trainers can use to help workshop participants communicate more effectively and create positive outcomes from conflict situations.
It is evident that many organisations are in need of renovation, innovation and reinvigoration. Longstanding business paradigms and underpinning practices require critical reflection in the light of fundamental societal and business developments. Some companies are addressing these challenges, many companies are not.
This volume brings together a group of leading academics from Europe, North America and Australasia to address a question of considerable contemporary concern: the nature and management of knowledge in relation to rapidly changing arenas of theory and practice. The contributors reframe management as a dynamic, creative and versatile field of knowledge that is both multidisciplinary and multi-contextual. The book provides a structured and informed set of readings for management educators as well as students and academics in the fields of critical management, organisational behaviour, human resource management and management development.
The Great Game of Business started a business revolution by introducing the world to open-book management, a new way of running a business that created unprecedented profit and employee engagement. The revised and updated edition of The Great Game of Business lays out an entirely different way of running a company. It wasn’t dreamed up in an executive think tank or an Ivy League business school or around the conference table by big-time consultants. It was forged on the factory floors of the heartland by ordinary folks hoping to figure out how to save their jobs when their parent company, International Harvester, went down the tubes.
As competition and the pace of change intensify, companies and individuals need to harness their creativity to stay ahead of the field. Under pressure, people often think they can’t be creative; many more are convinced they are not creative at all because they have never been ‘arty’. Creative genius Edward de Bono debunks these common notions in this remarkable book. He shows how creativity is a learnable skill – one that everyone can use to improve their performance. He then explains how you can unlock your own creativity to reap the personal and professional rewards it will bring.
The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror.If you read nothing else on managing yourself, read these 10 articles (plus the bonus article “How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton M. Christensen). We’ve combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles to select the most important ones to help you maximize yourself.HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself will inspire you to:Stay engaged throughout your 50+-year work lifeTap into your deepest valuesSolicit candid feedbackReplenish physical and mental energyBalance work, home, community, and selfSpread positive energy throughout your organizationRebound from tough timesDecrease distractibility and frenzyDelegate and develop employees’ initiativeThis collection of best-selling articles includes: bonus article “How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton M.
Is your leadership a competitive advantage, or is it costing you? How do you know? Are you developing your leadership effectiveness at the pace of change?For most leaders today, complexity is outpacing their personal and collective development. Most leaders are in over their heads, whether they know it or not. The most successful organizations over time are the best led. While this has always been true, today escalating global complexity puts leadership effectiveness at a premium. Mastering Leadership involves developing the effectiveness of leaders—individually and collectively—and turning that leadership into a competitive advantage.
“With good judgment, little else matters. Without it, nothing else matters.”Whether we’re talking about United States presidents, CEOs, Major League coaches, or wartime generals, leaders are remembered for their best and worst judgment calls. In the face of ambiguity, uncertainty, and conflicting demands, the quality of a leader’s judgment determines the fate of the entire organization. That’s why judgment is the essence of leadership.Yet despite its importance, judgment has always been a fairly murky concept.
Many government projects and programs are prolonged for years, failing to meet the projects’ objectives, wasting taxpayers’ money, or they are abruptly terminated in the midst of planning or implementation. Government funded projects and programs set out to achieve national growth and enhance the lives of citizens. They are ubiquitous and notoriously unwieldy. Drawing on an impressive array of large-scale government projects gleaned from government audit reports across three major sectors infrastructure and transportation, information systems, and defense this study explains why government projects go wrong and what can be done to improve their success rates.
Information doesn’t just provide a window on the business, increasingly it is the business. The global economy is moving from products to services which are described almost entirely electronically. Even those businesses that are traditionally associated with making things are less concerned with managing the manufacturing process (which is largely outsourced) than they are with maintaining their intellectual property.Information-Driven Business helps you to understand this change and find the value in your data.
Discover your unique edge.Each of us has our own set of strengths, abilities and skills that allow us to shine and deliver exceptional results. These are our underlying qualities that energise us and we are great at (or have potential to become great at). But how do you understand and build upon your strengths and how do you inspire others to do the same?Optimize Your Strengths provides a proven strengths-based approach to achieving peak performance for you and your team. You’ll discover your core strengths and learn how to use these to bring out the best in yourself and inspire passion, innovation and engagement in those you lead.
A global transformation in food supply and consumption is placing our food security at risk. What changes need to be made to the ways we trade, process and purchase our food if everyone in the world is going to have enough wholesome food to eat? Is there genuine scope for creating food futures that embrace considerations such as ecological sustainability and social equity as well as placing good food on the table – and making money? Drawing upon examples of innovative food chains in Europe, Canada, Africa and Latin America, leading academics and practitioners challenge the idea that individuals are powerless in the face of global supply chains and the legal apparatus protecting them.
70 exercises to add energy and fun to training and learning Compendium of Icebreakers Volume III Beginnings and Endings Michèle Barca & Kate Cobb How you begin and end a training course is vital and shouldnt be left to chance. This manual introduces easy-to-use openings and closings that can increase the cohesiveness of your group, create a relaxed atmosphere and enhance the learning experiencewhether you are new to this type of exercise or not. The book contains 70 icebreakers, energizers and other exercises the authors have tested on the training front linesincluding 40beginnings and 30 endings.
The ONE Thing has made more than 200 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 Wall Street Journal, NewYork Times, and USA Today. It won 12 book awards, has been translated into 24 languages, chosen as one of the Top 5 Business Books of 2013 by Hudson’s Booksellers and one of Top 30 Business Books of 2013 by Executive Book Summaries. People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives. Companies are helping their employees be more productive with study groups, training, and coaching.
Use data, technology, and inbound selling to build a remarkable team and accelerate salesThe Sales Acceleration Formula provides a scalable, predictable approach to growing revenue and building a winning sales team. Everyone wants to build the next $100 million business and author Mark Roberge has actually done it using a unique methodology that he shares with his readers. As an MIT alum with an engineering background, Roberge challenged the conventional methods of scaling sales utilizing the metrics-driven, process-oriented lens through which he was trained to see the world.
Employees respond to organizational change with worry, fear, and sometimes even panic. Your job is to keep them motivated and focused―so you must choose your words carefully during times of upheaval.Perfect Phrases for Communicating Change has hundreds of ready-to-use phrases for ensuring your employees make the transition with clarity, commitment, and skill. Learn the most effective language for:Articulating new company initiativesResponding to questions with confidenceEasing employees’ fearsClarifying roles and responsibilitiesAddressing resistance and performance problems
The authors draw on their decades of collective expertise to offer time-tested advice for putting their training effectiveness model into practice. This new, concise, hands-on guide is designed as a companion volume to Donald Kirkpatricks bestselling "Evaluating Training Programs."
Modern life is filled with frustrations – too much work, too many interruptions, not enough personal time, and an increasing sense of losing control and meaning. "Aligned Thinking offers a simple, sensible remedy. The key lies in three questions: "How do I get the most from the only thing I control – my actions now?"; "With the many options I have, how do I stay focused on what I really want?"; and "What do I really want from life and work?" Written in the style of a simple fable, the book invites readers to join Ray and Carol Walters as they learn to apply the techniques of "Aligned Thinking to their own lives.
Hanna Andersson founder Gun Denhart and successful entrepreneur Laury Hammel show how every aspect of a business (from product creation to employee recruitment to vendor selection) holds the dual promise of bigger profits and a stronger local community With practical tools and real-life examples of the best practitioners and techniques of values-driven business, Growing Local Value provides a framework for the full spectrum of ways in which a business can contribute to its community, and the benefits a company receives when it does so.
The easy way to make sense of managerial economicsDoes the study of Managerial Economics make your head spin? Relax! This hands-on, friendly guide helps you make sense of complex business concepts and explains to you in plain English how Managerial Economics enhances analytical skills, assists in rational configuration, and aids in problem-solving.Managerial Economics For Dummies gives you a better understanding of all the major concepts you’ll encounter in the classroom: supply and demand, elasticity, decision-making, quantitative analysis of business situations, risk analysis, production analysis, pricing analysis, capital budgeting, critical thinking skills, and much more.T
"Action inquiry" is the process of transformational learning that individuals (and even whole organizations) can undertake to better assess current dangers and opportunities, act in a timely manner, and make future visions come true. Through short stories of leadership and organizational changes in the areas of business, politics, health care, and education, this book illustrates how this process can increase personal integrity, improve relationships, and lead to company profitability and long-term success.
Insightful, enthusiastic, and straightforward, renowned small-business expert Jane Applegate shares ideas that will give your company an edge–201 powerful approaches for managing, organizing, and promoting a more successful enterprise. Whether you have an established business or are launching one, this book could be the smartest purchase you ever make. Simple, useful ideas and step-by-step explanations of how to make them work for youPractical solutions and inspiring real-life stories from small-business experts and prospering entrepreneursRevised and updated throughout, with thirteen creative new ideasConsider a company party or picnic–and don’t stint–these events are good for morale and are 100 percent tax deductible
"Steve Bragg’s book is an essential read for anyone contemplating a public offering or taking on leadership responsibility in a public company. Not only does he explain the complicated aspects of registration and reporting, he provides practical examples of policies, procedures, and controls to keep a public company on the right track. This book is easy to follow and will continue to be a resource for the reader."–Tom Wilkinson, PMB Helin Donovan, LLP "I will recommend Running a Public Company: From IPO to SEC Reporting to my clients and consulting colleagues as an excellent resource.
The authors argue that a paradigm shift is needed with regard to brand management. Many companies and organizations have seen brand management as a narrow marketing activity and this has resulted in weak brands. By contrast they argue for a holistic approach to branding with the brand at the center of a value-based approach and the focal point of business strategy. They show how to develop brand strategy and brand engagement as part of a brand-centric organization.
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