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Gain a strategic edge in today’s business world. This short, up-to-date, practitioner-oriented guide was meant to effectively prepare practicing executives, and MBA and EMBA students for top management responsibilities. The fourth edition includes new content, reordered topics to improve the flow of the subject matter, and numerous updated examples and vignettes.
What if almost everything you know about creating a culture of innovation is wrong? What if the way you are measuring innovation is choking it? What if your market research is asking all of the wrong questions? It’s time to innovate the way you innovate. Stephen Shapiro is one of America’s foremost innovation advisrrs, whose methods have helped organizations like Staples, GE, Telefonica, NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and USAA. He teaches his clients that innovation isn’t just about generating occasional new ideas; it’s about staying consistently one step ahead of the competition.
If you were a mouse trapped in a maze and someone kept moving the cheese, what would you do? Over a decade ago the bestselling business fable Who Moved My Cheese? offered its answer to this question: accept that change is inevitable and beyond your control, don’t waste your time wondering why things are the way they are, keep your head down and start looking for the cheese. But success in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, leadership and business growth–as well as personal growth–depends on the ability to push the boundaries, reshape the environment, and play by a different set of rules: our own.
“The trend is your friend”is a practical principle often used by business managers, who seek to forecast future sales, expenditures, and profitability in order to make production and other operational decisions. The problem is how best to identify and discover business trends and utilize trend information for attaining objectives of firms.This book contains an Excel-based solution to this problem, applying principles of the authors’ “profit system model” of the firm that enables forecasts of trends in sales, expenditures, profits and other business variables.
Telling Fairy Tales in the Board Room contains five stories that dramatize five key themes of dysfunctional leadership and how coaches can intervene.
A ‘no-nonsense, no-holds-barred’ practical book on what a decision maker in any academic or practical professional endeavor should be thinking about in order to execute the decision making process more thoroughly.
Payment systems are the indispensable infrastructure for financial markets and business activities. Every commercial trade and financial transaction is finalized only when the final settlement is made through a payment system. If operational failures would occur in a payment system, preventing smooth transfers of funds, national economies and financial markets would be thrown into extreme confusion and seriously damaged. Therefore, the safety and efficiency of payment systems is incredibly important for national economies and financial systems to function effectively.
The world–famous former con artist and bestselling author of Catch Me if You Can now reveals the mind–boggling tricks of the scam trade–with advice that has made him one of America’s most sought–after fraud–prevention experts. "I had as much knowledge as any man alive concerning the mechanics of forgery, check swindling, counterfeiting, and other similar crimes. Ever since I’d been released from prison, I’d often felt that if I directed this knowledge into the right channels, I could help people a great deal.
Leaders are like teabags. Only when you put them in hot water do you know how strong they really are.Bestselling author Prakash Iyer uses simple but powerful anecdotes and parables from all over the world to demonstrate what makes for effective personal and professional leadership. Iyer draws lessons from sources as diverse as his driver, a mother giraffe, Abraham Lincoln and footballers in the United Kingdom. He shows how an instinct to lead can be acquired while flipping burgers at a fast food chain.
Do you feel like throwing in the towel, but want to be a great leader? Would you like to build an organization? Do you want your child to be the best she can be? If you answered yes to any of these questions, The Habit of Winning is the book for you. It is a book that will change the way you think, work and live, with stories about self-belief and perseverance, leadership and teamwork-stories that will ignite a new passion and a renewed sense of purpose in your mind. The stories in The Habit of Winning range from cola wars to cricketing heroes, from Michelle Obama’s management techniques to Mahatma Gandhi’s generosity.
A life-changing guide to achieving your goals, by the 2013 NCAA champion college basketball coach and #1 New York Times bestselling author.Rick Pitino is famous as one of the most dynamic and successful basketball coaches of our time, leading the University of Louisville Cardinals to the NCAA basketball championship in 2013, and is renowned for writing the #1 New York Times bestselling success and leadership book, Success is a Choice.In his new book, The One-Day Contract, Pitino details his key to success, on the court and in life: to focus on making the most of each day, by creating a contract with yourself.
“This book opens up an entirely new perspective of understanding and identifying a client’s developmental process as well as the challenges related to each stage of that process – for both coach and client. It does not provide one best solution for dealing with these issues but rather stimulates problem solving reflections of the reader by pointing out most suitable psychological approaches, suggesting essential issues to deal with and alerting of others to be aware of.”
Coaches often say that their coaching is developmental, but what they mean by this varies significantly.
Find out what happens when companies stop competing and start collaborating.Off-Centered Leadership considers an innovative approach to business by exploring what happens when companies stop competing and start collaborating — both externally in the marketplace and internally in building a culture of communication, trust and alignment. Brimming with lessons on entrepreneurship and culture from the founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one of the fastest growing independent brewery in the country,members of his leadership team and external mentors from the worlds of business and art, this game-changing text turns competition on its head by showcasing how competing organizations can work together—and with other local businesses—to reach a common goal.
Authors: Kotler, Philip, Berger, Roland, Bickhoff, NilsWritten by leading experts in strategic managementProvides a basic yet complete understanding of strategy and the process of strategic managementMaintains the right balance between state-of-the-art research and practical hints from insidersThis book provides practitioners with a basic understanding of strategy and the process of strategic management. Using academic foundations and best practices from business life, the authors present the most important strategy tools and how they interact.
"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.
This celebrated New York Times bestseller – now poised to reach an even wider audience in paperback – is a book that is changing the way Americans think about selling products and disseminating ideas.
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 book harvests tried and tested management models – models that have demonstrated added value in everyday organisational practice – in an accessible and readable volume. Each contribution is structured around one central figure while describing concisely the nature, the use, actual experiences and some do’s and don’ts of CSR.
Persuade, Don’t Push! Surely you know plenty of people who need to make a change, but despite your most well-intentioned efforts, they resist because people fundamentally fear change. As a salesman, father, friend, and consultant, Rob Jolles knows this scenario all too well. Drawing on his highly successful sales background and decades of research, he lays out a simple, repeatable, predictable, and ethical process that will enable you to lead others to discover for themselves what and why they need to change.
The papers focus essentially on the development of the inland waterway market in a pan-European context, conditions of competition, infrastructure development and the environment. A summary of the discussions at the workshop and its conclusions are also given.
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.
Three dominant forces worldwide are driving change today in our financial markets: competition, technology and regulation. But their collective impact in reshaping the markets, though they may be viewed individually as desirable or well-intentioned, is producing challenging results that are difficult to predict, hard to control and not easy to understand. Extreme market turbulence has underlined the key issues as much attention turns to the appropriate regulatory response. That is the backdrop for this thought-provoking book, emerging from a Baruch College Conference on equity market structure in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, and featuring contributions from an acclaimed panel of international scholars, policymakers, regulators, and industry leaders.
This history of coiffure in modern France illuminates a host of important twentieth-century issues: the course of fashion, the travails of small business in a modern economy, the complexities of labour reform, the failure of the Popular Front, the temptations of Pétainism, all accompanied by a parade of waves, chignons, and curls.
Firms in the clothing industry engage in global sourcing and operate in global markets. Their global production networks have often been subject to scrutiny as the power relationships between buyer firms in developed countries and supplier firms in developing countries raise issues concerned with "fast fashion", the role of brands, labor standards in developing countries, job losses among the most vulnerable workers in Europe and the US, and the growing differentiation within the bloc of developing countries between the least developed and fast developers, such as China and India.T
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