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This comprehensive and engaging text presents the complexities of strategic management through up-to-date scholarship and hands-on applications. Highly respected authors Hill, Schilling, and Jones integrate cutting-edge research on topics including competitive advantage, corporate governance, diversification, strategic leadership, technology and innovation, and corporate social responsibility through both theory and case studies. Based on real-world practices and current thinking in the field, the 12th edition features an increased emphasis on the changing global economy and its role in strategic management. When paired with this student-centric text, the MindTap learning solution will prepare the next generation of strategic leaders.
Yes you can! Hands up who feels like a completely inadequate underachiever whenever you hear about someone s great achievement. When someone in the office is off cycling around the world, or someone on TV has just launched a great new business which will save the planet? Most of us envy the drive and determination of these people. They ve actually made this stuff happen rather than just day-dreamed about it. We all ask...Could I Do That? Well Simon Hartley is here to show us that we can! Taking on a challenge big or small - in your career or personal life, can be intimidating but also totally transformational. Simon will show us how to work out what it is we want to do and then how to make that happen. He uses examples and advice from others who have achieved big things. The book examines how you should go about preparing for change, which problems you ll face along the way, and demonstrates why and how your life will be better as a consequence. * Practical and motivational, it s about embracing change and defeating limiting beliefs * It challenges readers to think big and take steps to achieving their goals * It puts power in the hands of people who don t yet realise that they can do extraordinary things too
A collection of the author's favorite essays and poems. This volume
includes selections that span Eiseley's entire writing career and
provide a sampling of the author as naturalist, poet, scientist,
and humanist. "Loren Eiseley's work changed my life" (Ray
Bradbury). Introduction by W. H. Auden.
Speaking Being: Werner Erhard, Martin Heidegger, and a New Possibility of Being Human is an unprecedented study of the ideas and methods developed by the thinker Werner Erhard. In this book, those ideas and methods are revealed by presenting in full an innovative program he developed in the 1980s called The Forum--available in this book as a transcript of an actual course led by Erhard in San Francisco in December of 1989. Since its inception, Erhard's work has impacted the lives of millions of people throughout the world. Central to this study is a comparative analysis of Erhard's rhetorical project, The Forum, and the philosophical project of Martin Heidegger. Through this comparative analysis, the authors demonstrate how each thinker's work sometimes parallels and often illuminates the other. The dialogue at work in The Forum functions to generate a language which speaks being. That is, The Forum is an instance of what the authors call ontological rhetoric a technology of communicating what cannot be said in language. Nevertheless, what does get said allows those participating in the dialogue to discover previously unseen aspects of what it currently means to be human. As a primary outcome of such discovery, access to creating a new possibility of what it is to be human is made available. The purpose of this book is to show how communication of the unspoken realm of language--speaking being--is actually accomplished in The Forum, and to demonstrate how Erhard did it in 1989. Through placing Erhard's language use next to Heidegger's thinking--presented in a series of "Sidebars" and "Intervals" alongside The Forum transcript--the authors have made two contributions. They have illuminated the work of two thinkers, who independently developed similar forms of ontological rhetoric while working from very different times and places. Hyde and Kopp have also for the first time made Erhard's extraordinary form of ontological rhetoric available for a wide range of audiences, from scholars at work within a variety of academic disciplines to anyone interested in exploring the possibility of being for human beings. From the Afterword: I regard Speaking Being as an enormously important contribution to understanding Heidegger and Erhard. The latter has received far too little serious academic attention, and this book begins to make up for that lack. Moreover, the book's analysis of Heidegger's thought is among the best that I have ever read. I commend this book to all readers without reservation. Michael E. Zimmerman, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado, Boulder
'Putting The One Minute Manager to Work' is the companion volume to 'The One Minute Manager', the international best-seller praised by top managers around the world.
This book shows how the One Minute management techniques can be applied on a day-to-day basis to improve performance, productivity and profits. Their message is that there is no ‘quick fix’. The keynotes to successful management are conviction and consistency.
'Putting The One Minute Manager to Work' is essential reading for all those who aspire to management, and to managing well.
In Strengths Based Leadership, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath and renowned leadership consultant Barry Conchie reveal the results of this research. Based on their discoveries, the book identifies three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others' strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.
As you read Strengths Based Leadership, you'll hear firsthand accounts from some of the most successful organizational leaders in recent history, from the founder of Teach For America to the president of The Ritz-Carlton, as they discuss how their unique strengths have driven their success. To help you apply your own strengths, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a new leadership version of Gallup's StrengthsFinder program that will provide you with specific strategies for leading with your top five strengths.
Each copy of Strengths Based Leadership includes a unique access code to take the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment. After you complete the assessment, you will receive a personalized strengths-based leadership guide. The leadership version of the program will also enable you to plot the strengths of your team based on the four domains of leadership strength revealed in the book.
Loaded with novel research, stories, and actionable ideas, Strengths Based Leadership will give you a new roadmap for leading people toward a better future.
The most effective leaders across a wide variety of spectrums have achieved their success by beginning their journey with a question few bother to ask: How do I lead myself? As New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert John C. Maxwell says, "A leader never has to recover from a good start." So when a leader takes root by firmly establishing themselves in their field of expertise, preparing for every risk and failure imaginable, the fruit of their endeavors will spread throughout their career and impact profoundly those in whom they invest.In The Leadership Handbook, Maxwell presents 26 insights intended to help build the leader within not only those aspiring to new positions of leadership but also those veterans who aim to improve upon the steps that led them to the front of the line. Readers will enjoy and benefit immensely from Maxwell's highly relatable principles, such as:* The Best Leaders Are Listeners* Keep Your Mind on the Main Thing* Don't Manage Your Time--Manage Your Life* Keep Learning to Keep Leading* People Quit People, Not Companies* And many more!With application exercises and a "Mentoring Moment" to accompany each chapter, The Leadership Handbook presents a road map for a path many may cross but few choose to follow.
Appropriate for the Front Office Operations or Front Desk Operations course in Hospitality Management departments. The text details policies and procedures that address the department's critical role of serving guests, coordinating employee communication and utilizing technology to benefit guests, staff and owners. The front office is the "hub" of the property's communications and operations systems and usually the first point of contact for a hotel guest.
In the tradition of the popular business classics Leadership Is an Art and What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School, Dr. Helen Rothberg, a sought-after consultant to CEOs and entrepreneurs, reveals memorable insights about leadership developed while she worked as a bartender and restaurant manager. Good managers and good leaders are not always the same. Dr. Helen Rothberg trains leaders, from Fortune 500 executives to startup entrepreneurs, with her particular brand of ADVICE-Action, Determination, Vision, Integrity, Communication, Empathy. Based on the management and life lessons she learned from working as a bartender while getting graduate business and behavioral science degrees, each aspect of ADVICE helps leaders hone their vision-of themselves and their business. You will explore who you are and who you need to become, analyze what has worked in the past and what might work better in the future, and realize ways to continually adapt-with courage and grace-to the unpredictable, uncertain business environment. Through the book's colorful stories of barroom brawls and boardroom bravado, competition and cooperation, conflict and other challenges, you'll conceive of new ways to develop working relationships with colleagues and customers; keep things running smoothly; and manage infuriating, delightful, and sometimes dangerous clients as well as temperamental and talented employees, and owners or bosses with brilliant ideas who may not communicate well. Leading an organization is knowing when to stir or shake things up, blend or serve neat, and Dr. Rothberg finishes each chapter with the recipe for a creative cocktail that embodies a lesson, to mix perfectly, contemplate, and savor.
In 'Sweet Success: A Journey of Change and Challenge', Doug Lapins chronicles the changes, challenges, and guiding principles of a thirty year corporate career. High-fructose corn syrup, a changing sugar industry, and practical leadership methods weave an absorbing tale of business, family, and social responsibility. Through strength of character, hard work, and native intelligence, he embraced a life full of extraordinary experiences and growth. This is the engrossing story of that journey, the people who influenced its path, and lessons that were learned. It is a must-read for anyone on their own journey of self-improvement.
To be a great leader, you must be able to unite people from all backgrounds with seemingly competing agendas to come together under a common cause. Marc Morial, former mayor of New Orleans and current president and CEO of the National Urban League, has been such a leader and shares the lessons he learned along a legendary journey of achievement. Morial knew his calling from a young age--he was meant to be a leader in the fight for meaningful change. Growing up in the segregated South and helping his father realize an incredible victory as the first African American mayor of New Orleans, Morial was shown that, with the right tools, significant change is possible. Less than two decades later, in his own mayoral race in New Orleans,?Morial?built what he christened the "Gumbo Coalition," an incredible mixture of?all of?New Orleans's ingredients--African Americans,?Whites, Latinos, Asians, business leaders, grassroots community activists, business leaders, clergy, and many more. Each ingredient brought its own flavor, creating a dish that was able to reduce crime and rebuild New Orleans's reputation with such power that the city was able to successfully attract an NBA franchise, multiple Super Bowls, and the Essence Festival, the largest African American event in the nation. Now, Morial fights on behalf of the National Urban League to create a community with a voice so strong that nothing can stand in the way of change. He is ready to teach others what he has learned along the way, by showing readers what it means to be a leader who can unite voices and create meaningful change.
For undergraduate and graduate Principles of Management courses. This text connects theory with practice, incorporating the latest research findings to make management relevant and exciting to aspiring managers. MyManagementLab New Design is now available for this title! MyManagementLab New Design offers: One Place for All of Your Courses. Improved registration experience and a single point of access for instructors and students who are teaching and learning multiple MyLab/Mastering courses. A Simplified User Interface. The new user interface offers quick and easy access to Assignments, Study Plan, eText & Results, as well as additional option for course customization. New Communication Tools. The following new communication tools can be used to foster collaboration, class participation, and group work. Email: Instructors can send emails to their entire class, to individual students or to instructors who has access to their course. Discussion Board: The discussion board provides students with a space to respond and react to the discussions you create. These posts can also be separated out into specific topics where students can share their opinions/answers and respond to their fellow classmates' posts. Chat/ ClassLive: ClassLive is an interactive chat tool that allows instructors and students to communicate in real time. ClassLive can be used with a group of students or one-on-one to share images or PowerPoint presentations, draw or write objects on a whiteboard, or send and received graphed or plotted equations. ClassLive also has additional classroom management tools, including polling and hand-raising. Enhanced eText. Available within the online course materials and offline via an iPad app, the enhanced eText allows instructors and students to highlight, bookmark, take notes, and share with one another.
Harness the hidden power of kindness. Kindness isn't merely about getting along with people and being nice. It's a game changer in business, the door-opener to opportunity, and the key to authenticity and confidence. It's a superpower that can be honed through an intentional lifestyle of kindness and is especially important in these divisive times. Can something as simple as kindness really be the answer? Through years of developing her own kindness practices and studying those of others, Good Morning America correspondent and anchor Adrienne Bankert has experienced firsthand the unbeatable power of kindness and witnessed its transformative impact on others. Adjusting our perspective from being closed off and self-centered to a mindset of kindness ripples into a staggering amount of personal fulfillment and growth. No matter our age or ethnicity, where we come from, or how much money we make, every one of us can be kind. Every one of us can be a change agent. Your Hidden Superpower will help you: See simple acts of kindness from a new and empowering perspective; Learn how to make kindness a habit and experience more peace, inspiration, and impact; Engage kindness at work and enjoy remarkable opportunities-plus, know how to get from "here" to "there" quickly; and Activate kindness as a force to reconnect you to your authentic self, replenish your passion and creativity, and find your voice.
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For Life's Everyday Battles - The first official self-improvement and
leadership book from the British Army's world-leading Sandhurst Academy.
A book that will change how you think and transform how you live Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people - at work, at school, at home. It is wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and the world. Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation, and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward.
Since its first publication over twenty years ago, Images of Organization has become a classic in the canon of management literature. The book is based on a very simple premise that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that stretch our imagination in a way that can create powerful insights, but at the risk of distortion. Gareth Morgan provides a rich and comprehensive resource for exploring the complexity of modern organizations internationally, translating leading-edge theory into leading-edge practice. This new Updated Edition preserves Morgan's renowned creative images and metaphors while refreshing the references and tables. The addition of a preface situates this classic theory in today's business environment while the instructor's resources (now available on CD) aid classroom teaching. Images of Organization challenges and reshapes how we think about organization and management in the most fundamental way. The new Updated Edition makes this monumental work available to a new generation of students and business leaders worldwide.
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