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How would you like to work for yourself in your own home? Sounds good right? The commute would be a breeze. Starting a small business from home can mean minimum fuss and minimum start-up costs - so it's no wonder that around 60% of new businesses are started from home. Whether you're looking to go freelance, start a home-business full-time or a new venture on the side of your existing job, you need Starting a Home Business For Dummies . It includes tons of ideas for home businesses and gives you all the straight-talking advice you need to get up and running. Inside you'll find: * Ideas for businesses that you can start easily from home * Step-by-step guidance for getting your business off the ground * The low-down on managing your money and taxes * Tips for making technology and the web work for you * Advice on how to attract and keep customers/clients
What is the point of introducing and executing a policy, programme or project in the lifecycle of an organisation if no forethought has been given to how the success, failure or progressof the exercise will be periodically examined? Both private and public sector organisations need to be responsive to the expectations of their internal and external stakeholders to demonstrate that their performance not only yields the desired results in terms of the "bottom line" but also that those results have integrity, i.e. what was planned is reflected in their processes and in what was eventually achieved. Monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects examines the key concepts and practices involved in performance tracking and evaluation. Monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects has drawn from the diverse experiences and expertise of the authors as well as from practical insights gained from practitioners and teaching students at various training courses, nationally and internationally. The balance between theory and practice makes it easy to understand and apply in the workplace, for the achievement of improved results. In this second edition, chapters have been expanded and re-focused to address emerging trends, and new chapters have been added to address institutionalising monitoring and evaluation to make it more participatory. Monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects remains both a conceptual text and an academic resource for university students, particularly those in management and public administration, as well as a reference work for practitioners and decision-makers in public and private sector organisations.
In today's competitive global economy, most managers are - or will be - global managers. They may work in their home country, but are influenced by global events and have to manage diverse workforces. As such, they need multicultural competence and global management skills to work successfully across cultures. This new edition pairs a richly illustrated text with management applications, key concepts, discussion questions, web-based cases and skill-building exercises aimed at current and aspiring managers. Each chapter is accompanied by a Manager's Notebook highlighting field strategies and encouraging students to develop multicultural competence that will be highly valued by future employers. Exploring the challenges and opportunities facing global managers, readers can examine cultural, organizational, and managerial environments before developing a range of skills from communication and leadership to negotiation and global team management. Suitable for students taking courses in international management, cross-cultural management or international HRM at advanced undergraduate, Masters and MBA levels.
People Leadership in Education, the new edition of Human Resource Management in Education, focuses on the value of people in an organisation and emphasises the importance of acknowledging individuals and groups in the South African educational context. The book covers issues around the professional development of leaders in schools and is a must-have for all managers who will lead South African education into a successful future.
Rarely has one economy asserted itself as swiftly--and as aggressively--as the entity we now know as Silicon Valley. Built with a seemingly permanent culture of reinvention, Silicon Valley does not fight change; it embraces it, and now powers the American economy and global innovation. So how did this omnipotent and ever-morphing place come to be? It was not by planning. It was, like many an empire before it, part luck, part timing, and part ambition. And part pure, unbridled genius... Drawing on over two hundred in-depth interviews, VALLEY OF GENIUS takes readers from the dawn of the personal computer and the internet, through the heyday of the web, up to the very moment when our current technological reality was invented. The book interweaves stories of invention and betrayal, overnight success and underground exploits, to tell the story of Silicon Valley like it has never been told before. These are the stories that Valley insiders tell each other: the tall tales that are all, improbably, true.
For more than thirty years renowned business consultant and top selling author Ken Blanchard, and legendary NFL coach Don Shula, have motivated teams to achieve excellence.
At the heart of the book is a simple acronym that describes the qualities of an effective leader:
Using a highly effective ‘tag-team’ approach, Blanchard and Shula impart the five leadership secrets behind this acronym: Shula explains how each coach concept works on the field, and then Blanchard explains how you can apply each concept to a leadership situation.
This title reveals the essential skills for the management assistant to improve learners' self-esteem and professional behaviour. Topics of a practical nature are featured and the contents bring the business world into the classroom. Particular attention has been paid to the language level. It contains assessment and research exercises and office situations are included to guide the learners towards attaining the skills pertinent to each learning unit.
There is a growing awareness in the global business environment of the importance of managing the supply side, also referred to as the input side, of an organisation or supply chain as a strategically important area. South African managers are certainly also aware of the potential of the supply side to contribute to strategic competitive advantage in an increasingly difficult and competitive business environment. This seventh edition of Purchasing and supply management provides contemporary insights into this dynamic field. Purchasing and supply management introduces current concepts and management tools to make purchasing and supply management more efficient in functioning within the broader concept of supply chain management. It covers not only basic principles, but also the activities incumbent on a purchasing and supply manager. It addresses the relationships between purchasing and concepts such as strategic sourcing, and areas of application. This new edition has been comprehensively updated and includes case studies and multiple choice questions. It is student friendly, while at the same time remaining a valuable aid to the purchasing fraternity in South African business. Some of the more prominent topics that are included in this edition are the following: Purchasing and supply policies and strategies; Purchasing price determination and cost analysis; Evaluation and selection of suppliers; The management of quality; Sustainability in purchasing and supply; Supplier development; Electronic commerce and electronic procurement applications Purchasing and supply management is aimed at students in this field as well as practitioners in business. The editors of this standard South African text, Prof. Hannie Badenhorst-Weiss, Dr Orpha Cilliers, Ms Winnie Dlamini and Prof. Marcus Ambe, obtained valuable contributions from authors from a number of institutions.
'A close analysis of five gritty leaders whose extraordinary passion and perseverance changed history . . . a gripping read on a timeless and timely topic!'Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit Ten years in the writing, Forged in Crisis, by renowned Harvard Business School historian and Davos and Aspen Institute speaker Nancy Koehn, presents five remarkable life journeys-those of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson. What do such disparate figures have in common? Why do their stories speak to us so powerfully today? Koehn begins each of the book's five sections by showing her protagonist on the precipice of a great crisis: Shackleton marooned on an Antarctic ice floe with no hope of rescue; Lincoln on the verge of the collapse of the Union; Douglass threatened with a return to enslavement; Bonhoeffer agonizing on what a man of faith should do when faced with absolute evil; Carson racing against the clock-and the cancer ravaging her-in a bid to save the planet. Koehn then reaches back to each person's early years to show the individual blooming into the force he or she would ultimately become. Through their confronting of obstacles, we begin to glean an essential truth: leaders are not born but made, and the power to lead resides in each of us. In a time when the highest offices in the land are occupied by the inexperienced and untested, the great question pressing on all of us is: What set of skills is required to lead in crisis, and can history give us answers? Whether it's read as a repository of great insight or as exceptionally rendered human drama, the riveting Forged in Crisis stands out as a towering achievement.
Contracts form an integral part of strategic sourcing in modern supply chains. They bind people, customers, suppliers and organisations into a coherent working relationship whereby goods and services are exchanged in a mutually agreed framework. Contract management provides an introduction to the basic management principles of planning, organising, directing and control as an approach to managing contracts. Contract management explains the importance of managing the content of the contract as well as the contracting process so that unnecessary problems can be prevented and, as a result, important relationships can be maintained. The chapter on broad-based black economic empowerment has been removed from this edition as this is now well established, and new regulations in terms of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act have been introduced. South African and US case studies are included, which should give learners a broad insight into some practical problems that may occur in contracts. The late Gideon Nieman is was professor emeritus and former head of the Department of Business Management at the University of Pretoria. He worked for more than 20 years in senior positions in trade and industry before joining academia. He also presents presented short courses on contract management and procurement.
Revive your leadership and become equipped to lead joy-filled, emotionally mature, relationally connected teams.
Healthy teams begin with healthy leaders, and at the heart of this dynamic is emotional maturity – the quality the greatest leaders possess.
Combining solid theology, cutting-edge brain science, and decades of counseling and consulting experience, Rare Leadership shows you how to take your leadership and team to the next level. It will equip you to:
- Cultivate emotional maturity in yourself and others
- Develop the four uncommon habits of R.A.R.E. leaders – Remain Relational, Act Like Yourself, Return to Joy, and Endure Hardship Well
- Promote a strong group identity
- Keep relationships bigger than problems
- Increase your productivity through trust, joy, and engagement.
Discussion questions are included at the end of each chapter. A glossary at the end of the book is also available to explain some of the terms and concepts discussed.
Whether you are burnt out or just looking to improve, when you prioritize people and lead from a secure identity you’ll be amazed at the freedom you will feel and the results you will see. You can lead from a healthy place, respond rather than react, and build the team of your dreams. If you want to take your organization to the next level, it starts with you. Rare Leadership will equip you to lead joy-filled, emotionally mature, and relationally connected teams.
Also available in Afrikaans under the title Leierskap en emosionele intelligensie.
FT BOOK OF THE MONTH 'A wondrous book' - Alain de Botton 'A wholly new perspective to finding balance and success' - Nir Eyal 'I highly reccommend it' - Chief experience officer, Publicis Group and author of How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Digital Age Smash your targets * Annihilate the competition * Choose your battles Have you ever wondered why we use metaphors derived from war and conflict so often at work? What impact does that have on how we conduct business, our culture, our stress levels and ultimately our ability to succeed? For too long war has cast a spell on how we think about business, with negative implications for us, the companies we work in and on the planet. Drawing on the philosophy of Wing Tsun, an ancient Chinese martial art based on the idea that fighting is fundamentally bad, John Vincent and Julian Hitch challenge some of our deepest-held assumptions and show us how to unlearn many ideas and behaviours that are preventing our personal and professional growth. Instead of embracing force as the long accepted route to success, Winning Not Fighting offers as a transformational guide to work and life by inspiring positivity, simplicity and focus. "Unites business and martial arts in a realistic, practical and intelligent way. It's capitalism, but not as we know it." - Benjamin Zephaniah
Identifying and analysing safety risks sees a discussion of the various aspects pertaining to safety risk, including the identification of risk and classification of risk. This book also takes an in-depth look at safety hazards and their origins, the legal requirements pertaining to safety risk and the analysis of safety risk. Other important aspects that are discussed by the authors are the role of cross functional teams, evaluating and reporting on safety risk. These topics provide the reader with in-depth knowledge on the topic of safety risk identification and analysis.
Strengthen your competitive advantage with a flawless corporate strategy
"How to Plan and Execute Strategy provides" you with 24 practical steps for creating, implementing, and managing market-defining, growth-driving strategies. Encompassing every stage of the strategic process, this tactic-filled handbook shares exactly what you need to know in order to: Define your businesses Know your market Understand your opportunities and threats Set feasible goals and objectives Create the strategies to achieve your objectives Identify and set priorities Write your business plan Get the right people Communicate the strategy and obtain commitment Integrate across functions Execute with discipline Monitor results, evaluate, and react
Every successful company has benefited from an excellent corporate strategy. With the proven techniques in this portable, hands-on guide, your business will reap the same rewards. How to Plan and Execute Strategy shows how to get a leg up on your competition and sustain your lead for the long run.
Achieve "Massive Action" results and accomplish your business dreams
While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you're after big goals, you don't want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.
"The 10 X Rule" unveils the principle of "Massive Action," allowing you to blast through business clichZs and risk-aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve Massive Action results.Learn the "Estimation of Effort" calculation to ensure you exceed your targetsMake the Fourth Degree a way of life and defy mediocrityDiscover the time management mythGet the exact reasons why people fail and others succeedKnow the exact formula to solve problems
Extreme success is by definition outside the realm of normal action. Instead of behaving like everybody else and settling for average results, take Massive Action with "The 10 X Rule," remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success.
Development NGOs North and South now exist in a global web of relationships. Not only money and people but ideas, information and knowledge move more often and more quickly than ever before around this vast, diverse community. Southern NGOs have many ideas and a great deal of information and knowledge, but often have less power to influence what projects and programmes are undertaken, or even how they are done. Ideas may be drawn from the South, but the way in which they are taken up, changed and then re-disseminated is dominated by northern institutions and agendas and by global waves of development fashion. From field research in Ghana, India, Mexico and Europe, this book explores how southern NGOs can have more of a voice in determining the work they actually do, and how they can get more of their ideas on to the international development agenda.. From the experiences of small and large NGOs, the book reports on their recommendations for overcoming, challenging or bypassing information loops on funding, ideas and networks.
Tourism is considered the largest industry in the world, showing continuous growth in South Africa and elsewhere. In order to develop and manage the industry sustainably, there is a need for ongoing skills improvement and capacity building, but much of the existing material is generic and product based. Introduction to tourism and hospitality management provides essential insight into planning, organising, leading and control as it would be applied specifically in the service industry. Introduction to tourism and hospitality management offers a practical industry and service perspective by applying theory to contemporary industry case studies and examples. It includes revision questions, further reading resources, tasks and lecturer support material. Introduction to tourism and hospitality management is aimed at students, educators and practitioners.
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