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Walking you step by step through a complete "life cycle" of a firm, ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE, 6e, vividly explains the theories, knowledge, and corporate finance tools and techniques you need to start, build, and eventually harvest a successful entrepreneurial venture. Extremely reader friendly, the text includes a strong emphasis on sound financial management practices as it explores how to secure financing, use business cash flow models, and strategically positioning your early-stage company. It also teaches you how to effectively interact with financial institutions and regulatory agencies that can affect venture growth and enable liquidity for investors. Based on real-life entrepreneurial ventures and common financial scenarios, numerous examples, mini-cases and even in-depth capstone cases bring to life such key concepts as venture capital funds, institutional investors, strategic alliances, the role of business angels, licensing agreements, exit strategies, and more.
This groundbreaking book provides a framework and set of key concepts enabling leaders to exert their influence over the difficult choices and competing priorities they confront. Compelling stories and vivid case studies help to deliver a serious game plan to any leader who is grappling with burnout caused by the manager's dilemma.
Robert Greifeld was CEO of NASDAQ for over a decade, during which time it was named Company of the Year, ranked one of the best performing companies in the U.S., included in Fortune's annual list of 100 fastest growing companies and shares of the company's stock rose a whopping 800%. In Market Mover, Bob looks at the headline-making events that took place while he was at the helm from the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the financial crisis of 2008, to Facebook's disastrous IPO and the Bernie Madoff scandal. He takes you exclusively behind the headlines using them as jumping off points for lessons that can be applied to any business, including jumpstarting change, working with technology, finding the best people, and adapting to globalization.
Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject Business economics - Controlling, grade: 1,3, University of Applied Sciences Wildau (WIT Wildau), course: Managerial Accounting, 18 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Activity-based costing first gained publicity in the early 1980s. It was developed as a logical alternative to traditional cost management systems that tended to produce insufficient results when it came to allocating costs. Harvard Business School Professor Robert S. Kaplan was an early advocate of the ABC system. Due to a changing business world and strong competition, the cost structure in many companies changed, while facing an increased price pressure. When profit margins are decreasing, companies are focusing not only on external but also internal opportunities to improve their cost structures and to make hidden costs transparent. This lead to the introduction of Activity-based costing (ABC) as a new approach of process thinking to make the internal organization more flexible to react to changes in the production process and allocation of costs as well as to deal with overcapacities. This paper will focus on the ABC tool, which is aiming at transparency, efficiency increase and improvement of the given cost calculation systems. The ABC method enables management to optimize the enterprise with detailed information for a thorough decision making process. ABC is a method for developing cost estimates, based on the activities used within the production process per cost object. To develop a cost estimate the most important activities within the production cycle - the cost drivers - need to be identified. The activity must be definable and measured in units, e.g. number of man hours. After all activities for producing the product are known, a cost estimate is prepared for each activity. These individual cost estimates contain all labour, materials and equipment costs, including overhead, for each activity. Each complete individual e
The Third Edition of the field-defining book Originated by Reg Revans in the 1940s, the Action Learning Model was refined and then reintroduced by lead author Michael Marquardt to organizations globally as a powerful tool for improving organizational performance. Today, Marquardt is widely considered to be the modern "father" of the Action Learning approach. For this new edition, Marquardt has teamed up with three Action Learning experts from Asia and the UK who bring a broader global approach to what has become THE seminal book in the field. Each chapter has been updated for alignment with today's practice and implementation of Action Learning in organizations, including fresh information on virtual Action Learning, guidance on implementing Action Learning and becoming a Certified Action Learning Coach, and many new case studies.
The fifth edition of Successful Event Management covers every aspect of events management, from the planning and set up process through to delivery, close-down and evaluation. The wealth of case studies includes both successful and failed events, allowing you to really understand how the principles described in the text can affect the outcome of an event.
Packed with 52 discoveries from Gallup's largest study on the future of work, It's the Manager shows leaders how to adapt their organizations to rapid change, ranging from new workplace demands to managing remote employees, a diverse workforce, the rise of artificial intelligence, gig workers, and attracting - and keeping - today's best employees. Who is the most important person in your organization to lead your teams through these changes? Gallup research reveals: It's your managers. While the world's workplace has been going through extraordinary historical change, the practice of management has been stuck in time for more than 30 years. The new workforce - especially younger generations - wants their work to have deep mission and purpose, and they don't want old-style command-and-control bosses. They want coaches who inspire them, communicate with them frequently, and develop their strengths. Who is the most important person in your organization to lead your teams through these changes? Decades of global Gallup research reveal: It's your managers. They are the ones who make or break your organization's success. When you build great managers -- ones who can maximize the potential of every team member -- you will see organic revenue and profit growth, and you will deliver to a every one of your employees what they most want today: a great job and a great life. This is the future of work. It's the Manager includes a subscription to Gallup Access -- Gallup's new workplace platform, chock full of additional content, tools, and solutions for business. The subscription comes with a code for the CliftonStrengths assessment, which will reveal users' Top 5 strengths.
Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations,great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.
In Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek, internationally bestselling author of Start With Why, investigates these great leaders from Marine Corps Officers, who don't just sacrifice their place at the table but often their own comfort and even their lives for those in their care, to the heads of big business and government - each putting aside their own interests to protect their teams.
Sinek argues that this is what it means to be a leader and asks are you a leader?
Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,1, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen), language: English, abstract: Migration is not a temporary fashion. For thousands of years people have left their native country to build a new existence. But there are different reasons like economical, societal or political factors. Most people tried to find their self-determination, but there were stampedes due to wars or natural catastrophes, too. (cf. Karl Kubel Stiftung 2006) Pierre Eliot Trudeau, the former Canadian prime minister, said that the power of a country is not only about military or economy but also about liberality and openmindedness. But after the attack of the World Trade Centre in 2001 by Islamic terrorists, an antipathy against foreigners emerged in many countries. The fear of different cultures in the own country pushes the care about the national engagement and the loyalty between the population. In industrial countries migrants are often shown as a lower-level community which wants to profit from the better social system. But it should be noted that in most countries the migration and integration policies do not play an important role. (cf. Heinrich Boll Stiftung 2006) But in a slow process the picture of migrants will be changed. More and more migrants can be found in higher positions in economy or politics. For example Philipp Rosler has Vietnamese roots and is the leader of the German party FDP. Another very important change will take place in the CEO position of the Deutsche Bank AG. Anshu Jain with an Indian background will replace Josef Ackermann and so the most significant bank of Germany will be led by a foreigner. This change causes a lifting of the community of migrants. Migrants do not only stress the societal system of industrial countries, now they want to replace natives in the higher society. (cf. Ljoma Mangold 2011) These problems show
Set your virtual team on a path to success In the global marketplace, people can work practically anywhere and anytime. Virtual teams cut across the boundaries of time, space, culture, and sometimes even organizations. Rising costs, global locations, and advances in technology are top reasons why virtual teams have increased by 800 percent over the past 5 years. Packed with solid advice, interviews and case studies from well-known companies who are already using virtual teams in their business model and their lessons learned, Virtual Teams For Dummies provides rock-solid guidance on the essentials for building, leading, and sustaining a highly productive virtual workforce. It helps executives understand key support strategies that lead virtual teams to success and provides practical information and tools to help leaders and their teams bridge the communication gaps created by geographical separation--and achieve peak performance. Includes research findings based on a year-long study on the effectiveness of virtual teams Mindset and skill shift for managers from old school traditional team management to virtual team management Covers the communication and relationship strategies for virtual teams Examines how the frequency of in-person meetings affects a remote team's success Written by an award-winning leadership expert, this book is your one-stop resource on creating and sustaining a successful virtual team.
The manager's must-have guide to excelling in all aspects of the job Mind Tools for Managers helps new and experienced leaders develop the skills they need to be more effective in everything they do. It brings together the 100 most important leadership skills--as voted for by 15,000 managers and professionals worldwide--into a single volume, providing an easy-access solutions manual for people wanting to be the best manager they can be. Each chapter details a related group of skills, providing links to additional resources as needed, plus the tools you need to put ideas into practice. Read beginning-to-end, this guide provides a crash course on the essential skills of any effective manager; used as a reference, its clear organization allows you to find the solution you need quickly and easily. Success in a leadership position comes from results, and results come from the effective coordination of often competing needs: your organization, your client, your team, and your projects. These all demand time, attention, and energy, and keeping everything running smoothly while making the important decisions is a lot to handle. This book shows you how to manage it all, and manage it well, with practical wisdom and expert guidance. Build your ideal team and keep them motivated Make better decisions and boost your strategy game Manage both time and stress to get more done with less Master effective communication, facilitate innovation, and much more Managers wear many hats and often operate under a tremendously diverse set of job duties. Delegation, prioritization, strategy, decision making, communication, problem solving, creativity, time management, project management and stress management are all part of your domain. Mind Tools for Managers helps you take control and get the best out of your team, your time, and yourself.
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. The appendix walks students through the case-analysis process, and explains key ratios that managers use to compare the performance of firms. The high-quality case study program contains 31 cases covering small, medium, and large companies from a large range of industries and nations. Featured cases in this edition include Tesla Motors, India's Tata Group, Sangamo's development of a gene editing cure for HIV, Skullcandy, Uber, Microsoft, Google, and Staples. When paired with this student-centric text, the MindTap learning solution will prepare the next generation of strategic leaders.
By observing the lives and experiences of managers struggling to succeed in a business organization facing major strategic challenges, Tony Watson's book considers basic questions about the nature of management. Providing a lively, accessible and realistic account of what it is to be a manager, Watson reveals the rewards and pains managers experience as they cope with both traditional business pressures and changing cultures. The revised edition of this distinctive book places the original ethnographic study in a contemporary business context ensuring that this remains a relevant and insightful account of the daily lives and concerns of managers which can be used to provide a practical element in Management, Organizational Behaviour and Strategy courses at undergraduate and MBA level.
The book focuses on the shift from training to learning to collaborative learning in the modern socially networked age, using latest research in Neuroscience. It outlines the key frameworks, processes and tools to adopt and implement accelerated learning in organisations to build and sustain an adaptive and insightful approach to business and talent development.
The authors also highlighted accelerated learning as a talent engagement and performance driver and how to measure the impact of learning. The book is packed with visual summaries, case studies, tools and templates to help with planning your accelerated learning journey and is relevant to individuals, business leaders and learning specialists.
The book covers aspects through the following topics, ending in two case studies that will show how all of it can be pulled together to create real, high impact learning for breakthrough results.
PART 1: Paradigm shift for Accelerated Learning
Four fundamental and interrelated intellectual orientations were found to characterize the thought of a global range of thinkers, disciplines, and cultures (Western, Eastern and African). This volume consists of a selection of the author’s work in organizational and management thought.
Professor Pietersen has made contributions to philosophy, theology, sociology, psychology, jurisprudence, and business and human resource management.
The importance of emotional intelligence as a critical factor in personal and business success is now well established. "Emotional Intelligence in Action, Second Edition" shows how to tap the power of EI to build effective emotional skills and create real change for leaders and teams.
This book breaks new ground in providing a cross-reference matrix that maps sixty-five exercises to four leading emotional intelligence models - the EQ-I 2.0 or EQ360, TESI and TESI Short, the MSCEIT, and EISA - making it easy to use with all the models.
Revised to respond to the significant changes in EQi-2.0 and to add two new instruments, TESI and EISA, this "Second Edition" now offers in-depth coverage of such emerging topics as emotional expression, as well as twenty new exercises, accompanied by reproducible handouts for your participants.
Ideal for both individual or team coaching or as part of a wider leadership and management development program, "Emotional Intelligence in Action, Second Edition" provides highly-effective experiential learning, drawn from real life, that will help you enhance emotional intelligence competencies in every organization.
This is an exciting new introductory textbook which delivers a truly global exploration of international business. It provides an accessible and engaging overview of the key theories and models that underpin the global economy. The text gives attention to the challenges and ambitions of businesses in the developing world, including small and family-run businesses, as well as those of 'born-global' companies. Managing Global Business takes a practical approach to link theoretical concepts to real-world situations and offers a varied discussion into the key activities of the international manager, and a useful guide on employability opportunities. This textbook is recommended for established institutions as well as the rapidly expanding network of education centres in the developing world. It is designed as a core text for students of International Business and Business Management degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
'Useful, practical and non-preachy' Financial Times Gender balance is first and foremost a business issue. McKinsey estimates we could add 28 trillion to global GDP if we achieved gender equality everywhere - that is more than the GDPs of the US and China combined. But it is so much more than that. Gender balance is one of the best levers we can pull to build better managers and leaders at every level, improve team performance and create better cultures where everyone can thrive. In the Penguin Experts: Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace, Ann Francke, the CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), introduces her solution to combating the problems at the heart of the continued imbalance and offers clear, actionable strategies for making a positive change in your organisation.
Be bold. Be brave. Embrace your ambition. Ever have that nagging feeling that you are better than the sum of your current achievements? Do you have a secret desire to be achieving much more, to change the world or to reach the top of your game? Then it is time to use your ambition to your advantage. It has been proven that ambitious people achieve greater levels of success, whether that be a higher level of education, a more prestigious job, a higher income or more satisfaction in life. Grounded in scientific research and with contributions from people at the height of their success in business, music, the arts and sport, Ambition will help you to harness your aspirations to achieve your lifetime goals. It will give you practical insights into how to use your talents and learn from others who have done it before, so that you can get to where you want to be. If you want to get that promotion, achieve that big life-changing goal, start your own successful business, receive that distinctive acclaim, or make a positive difference to the world, then the good news is that you already have the fuel of ambition in you. This book will show you how to use it to drive your success. * Reveals how you can do more than you think with what you've already got * Helps discover your true motivation using a psychology model and shows you how to use that as the fuel for greater success * Contains insights from successful people in all fields including John Torode, Myleene Klass, Will Greenwood, Katie Hopkins and Gavin Patterson * Shows that the world is an exciting place and you can do anything if you use your ambition to help you
In this era of ever more complex policing issues and the changing nature of policing itself, senior police officers face a never-ending challenge to keep up not only with the latest reforms, but also with the latest research. Police Leadership: Rising to the Top looks at policing from the dual perspectives of academics and senior police practitioners, and creates a conversation between them about the issues, reforms, and research. It provides authoritative surveys of fields such as leadership, community engagement, change management, utilising policing research, and multi-agency working. Each leadership issue is allocated a chapter, with academic contributors presenting key ideas and concepts in their area of expertise, identifying leading contributions and research studies, and offering concise reviews of some of the most important literature in policing scholarship. This academic knowledge is juxtaposed with the views of senior police practitioners, who provide their own local knowledge and stories, reflecting on their achievements and challenges in leadership roles. Taken together, these discussions build bridges between the two worlds by encouraging 'shared reflections' that consider the importance of theory and practice for future leaders.
Robert Kelsey s What s Stopping You? has become a self-help classic. His What s Stopping You? books have helped thousands of people worldwide overcome their limiting beliefs and bash through their barriers to success. Now Robert is back to help us defeat the obstacles that stop us achieving more in our everyday lives. Many of us have the greatest of intentions but find ourselves procrastinating, which results in low attainment and frustrated ambitions. Grounded in solid psychological research Robert helps us examine why we might have these tendencies and how to overcome them in order to feel more together, in control and on-top of everything. * Looks at the psychology behind why we procrastinate, in order to understand and change our behaviour, forming new, effective habits * Provides practical solutions to help us get things done in real life situations including meetings, on the phone, with e-mail, looking for a job and starting a business * Includes techniques to improve focus and aid concentration * Examines how disorganisation is not innate and how we can learn processes that will allow us to be more effective * How to bring control to certain areas of your life and reduce stress and uncertainty Get Things Done is emotional ergonomics for the organisationally-challenged individual at home, at work, with themselves, and with others.
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