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Survival of the Savvy

by Rick Brandon Marty Seldman

Two of the nation's most successful corporate leadership consultants now reveal their proven, systematic program for using the power of "high-integrity" politics to achieve career success, maximize team impact, and protect the company's reputation and bottom line. Each day in business, a corporate version of "survival of the fittest" is played out. Power plays, turf battles, deceptions, and sabotages block individuals' career progress and threaten companies' resources and results. In Survival of the Savvy, Rick Brandon and Marty Seldman provide ethical but street-smart strategies for navigating corporate politics to gain "impact with integrity," helping readers to: Identify political styles at work through the Style Strengths Finder, and avoid being under or overly political Discover the corporate "buzz" on you, and manage the corporate "airwaves" Decipher unwritten company rules and protect yourself from sabotage and hidden agendas Build key networks to promote yourself and your ideas with integrity Learn to detect deception and filter misleading information Increase your team's organizational savvy, influence, and impact Gauge the political health of the company and forge a high-integrity political culture In addition, Survival of the Savvy helps individuals discover and overcome their own political blind spots and vulnerabilities. They learn step-by-step methods to avoid being underestimated or denied full recognition for their achievements. It shows them how to put forward their ideas and advance their careers in an ethical manner, with a high level of political awareness and skill. After reading this book, you will never have to say, "I didn't see it coming." Organizational savvy is a mission-critical competency for the complete leader. This timely and timeless book provides cutting-edge strategies and skills for surviving and thriving as you build individual and company success.

Survival, Relevance, and Advantage: Why Environmental Thinking is the Key to Growth in Tough Times and Beyond

by Andrew Winston

In tough economic times, everyone is faced with the challenge of how to allocate scarce resources, and sustainability might not seem like a top priority. Andrew Winston, however, argues that in a world faced with dire environmental challenges, greening your business may be the only path to survival, relevance, and competitive advantage. In this chapter, he outlines a green recovery framework that charts the way to building an organization that's sustainable in every sense of the word. This chapter was originally published as the conclusion to "Green Recovery: Get Lean, Get Smart, and Emerge from the Downturn On Top."

Survival to Growth

by Sam A. Hout

Survival to Growth explores human nature and illustrates how occupational goals and objectives can be achieved by applying a basic organizational approach while upgrading the skill level of each company employee.

Survive and Thrive: How to Build a Profitable Business in Any Economy (Including This One)

by John Meese

“A step-by-step plan to help you reach more people, make sales, and enjoy more profit, regardless of what the ‘economy’ is doing.” —Ray Edwards, bestselling author of How to Write Copy That SellsDo you have a post-Covid plan for success? The pandemic is not the first event to utterly disrupt the business world, and it’s unlikely to be the last. John Meese, economist-turned-entrepreneur, CEO of Cowork.Inc, and host of the Thrive School podcast, is on a personal mission to eradicate generational poverty by helping entrepreneurs create thriving businesses that can endure through good times and bad, so that unexpected events are much less likely to pull the rug out from under you. With a conversational tone and anecdotes from dozens of successful entrepreneurs, John provides innovative marketing, sales, and finance strategies to build a profitable business that can succeed in any climate. Learn how to:Reach a broader audienceBuild a sales engine that greatly increases revenueUnlock higher profitsManage risk with healthy financial practicesand much more.“If you can focus on creating real solutions to real problems for real people, you’ll have a clear advantage in the marketplace. Survive and Thrive can show you how.” —Michael Hyatt, New York Times–bestselling author of The Vision Driven Leader

Survive Exploit Disrupt

by Peter Steidl

Recessions -- there may not be anything we can do to stop them, but we have plenty of choices when it comes to our response. During a recession too much time can be spent trying to guess what impact it may have, while too little time is spent exploring the strategic options available. Survive, Exploit, Disrupt addresses the need for companies to shift their strategic thinking during an economic downturn. As trends change and consumer behaviour becomes less predictable, companies that triumph over economic downturn fall into three categories: survivors, exploiters and disrupters. This book shows executives how to navigate their way through the many challenges a recession represents for their business, and capitalise on the opportunities these periods of upheaval present. Inside you'll discover: the drivers of change during a recession how to adapt to recessionary periods how to exploit growth opportunities and identify disruptive opportunities specific actions you can take to survive a recession. The result is a solid basis for recession-proof strategy that companies can implement to ensure that they survive the tough times.

Survive or Thrive

by Jimmy Dodd

Introducing the PastorServe Series from David C Cook, a line of resources developed to stem the tide of pastoral burnout and crisis. In Survive or Thrive Jimmy Dodd reveals that the majority of pastors are not known--by anyone. They purposely isolate themselves from both staff and congregations so their insecurities, doubts, and failures aren't exposed. Yet confiding in the wrong person can be a dead-end at best and disastrous at worst. Former pastor Jimmy Dodd reveals how those in pastoral ministry can receive ongoing support, accountability, and restoration from a boss, counselor, trainer, mentor, coach, and good friend. Discover how you can move from surviving to thriving with the six relationships every pastor needs.

Survive, Reset, Thrive: Leading Breakthrough Growth Strategy in Volatile Times

by Rebecca Homkes

Uncertainty is here to stay. Rather than seeing it as an obstacle to overcome, integrate it into your strategic approach to invigorate your high-growth potential and outperform competition under any market condition.Strategy is about making choices around where to play and where not to play, how to win, how to allocate resources among competing priorities and, critically, what to do. All these choices must be made when you never know everything you would like to know. This book is about facing uncertainty head-on and then playing each round to not just survive, but thrive. Doing so only comes from the power move of executing a reset: the differentiated step where you embrace change, new insights and new opportunities to set your organization up for sustainable performance.Survive, Reset, Thrive is a playbook for leaders derived from the author's first-hand experience working with executive teams across industries from software, technology, retail, fashion and construction through to manufacturing. Drawing from over a decade of rich real-world experience, the author illustrates how to navigate the most complex strategic situations with a simple, executable approach. Rebecca Homkes explains how proactively to stabilize your business to withstand and grow through market shocks, reset your strategy to take account of new realities and thrive through uncertainty.

Surviving a Layoff: A Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Your Life Back Together

by Lita Epstein

Being laid off is a traumatic event. Downsized workers must face decisions about reorganizing their lives and their finances, while grappling with the emotional grief of losing a job. This book is a practical guide to dealing with the tough questions a layoff poses. Using a week-to-week timeline, the book offers advice on such topics as: coping with grief and anger after a downsizing; reorganizing life after a layoff; how to launch a job search; balancing the job search with family and personal time; explaining a layoff to family and friends; and more. This book will show downsized workers how to reorganize schedules, set financial and organizational priorities, and go for their next job with confidence and enthusiasm.

Surviving a Startup: Practical Strategies for Starting a Business, Overcoming Obstacles, and Coming Out on Top

by Steven S. Hoffman

The CEO of Founders Space, one of the world's leading startup incubators and accelerators, prepares entrepreneurs to avoid disastrous mistakes, surmount sizable obstacles, and master the skills necessary to make the right choices along their path to success.The fact is, over 90 percent of all new startups fail. Every entrepreneur must face this harsh reality and learn to master it if they hope to survive and wind up on top.In Surviving a Startup, Steve Hoffman, the CEO of Founders Space, brings readers on a wild ride, sharing with them the tumultuous journey of launching a venture-funded startup and revealing what it takes to make it.This one-of-a-kind guide: Provides deep analysis and insights into the major challenges every entrepreneur faces when launching a business.Prepares entrepreneurs to make the best possible decisions and deal with crisis situations.Illuminates strategies for raising capital and growing a business, even when it seems impossible.Divulges secrets on how to manage difficult employees, demonstrate leadership, and overcome disasters.Describes the essential traits that enable startup founders to survive and succeed.Reveals the best way to develop innovative products, conduct guerilla marketing campaigns, obtain PR, and outmaneuver competitors.Shows how to recruit the best talent, even with no money, manage highly efficient teams, and motivate employees to go above and beyond their assigned responsibilities.Lays out the steps necessary to take a fledgling idea and transform it into a robust, rapidly growing business that has the potential to become the next multimillion-dollar acquisition or IPO.As the captain of one of the world's leading startup incubators and accelerators, Steve knows what it's like to be on the front lines, how tough it can get when the battle turns against the entrepreneur, and what it takes to taste victory and overcome seemingly impossible odds.

Surviving Against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia

by S. Ann Dunham

Read the foreword by Mara Soetoro-Ng President Barack Obama's mother, S. Ann Dunham, was an economic anthropologist and rural development consultant who worked in several countries including Indonesia. Dunham received her doctorate in 1992. She died in 1995, at the age of 52, before having the opportunity to revise her dissertation for publication, as she had planned. Dunham's dissertation adviser Alice G. Dewey and her fellow graduate student Nancy I. Cooper undertook the revisions at the request of Dunham's daughter, Maya Soetoro-Ng. The result is Surviving against the Odds, a book based on Dunham's research over a period of fourteen years among the rural metalworkers of Java, the island home to nearly half Indonesia's population. Surviving against the Odds reflects Dunham's commitment to helping small-scale village industries survive; her pragmatic, non-ideological approach to research and problem solving; and her impressive command of history, economic data, and development policy. Along with photographs of Dunham, the book includes many pictures taken by her in Indonesia. After Dunham married Lolo Soetoro in 1967, she and her six-year-old son, Barack Obama, moved from Hawai'i to Soetoro's home in Jakarta, where Maya Soetoro was born three years later. Barack returned to Hawai'i to attend school in 1971. Dedicated to Dunham's mother Madelyn, her adviser Alice, and "Barack and Maya, who seldom complained when their mother was in the field," Surviving against the Odds centers on the metalworking industries in the Javanese village of Kajar. Focusing attention on the small rural industries overlooked by many scholars, Dunham argued that wet-rice cultivation was not the only viable economic activity in rural Southeast Asia. Surviving against the Odds includes a preface by the editors, Alice G. Dewey and Nancy I. Cooper, and a foreword by her daughter Maya Soetoro-Ng, each of which discusses Dunham and her career. In his afterword, the anthropologist and Indonesianist Robert W. Hefner explores the content of Surviving against the Odds, its relation to anthropology when it was researched and written, and its continuing relevance today.

Surviving an IRS Tax Audit (1st edition)

by Frederick W. Daily

Essential tools and insider tips for facing the auditor like a tax pro.

Surviving and Thriving in Uncertainty

by Stephen Wagner Frederick Funston

A new book to help senior executives and boards get smart about risk managementThe ability of businesses to survive and thrive often requires unconventional thinking and calculated risk taking. The key is to make the right decisions--even under the most risky, uncertain, and turbulent conditions.In the new book, Surviving and Thriving in Uncertainty: Creating the Risk Intelligent Enterprise, authors Rick Funston and Steve Wagner suggest that effective risk taking is needed in order to innovate, stay competitive, and drive value creation.Based on their combined decades of experience as practitioners, consultants, and advisors to numerous business professionals throughout the world, Funston and Wagner discuss the adoption of 10 essential and practical skills, which will improve agility, resilience, and realize benefits:Challenging basic business assumptions can help identify "Black Swans" and provide first-mover advantageDefining the corporate risk appetite and risk tolerances can help reducethe risk of ruin. Anticipating potential causes of failure can improve chances of survival and success through improved preparedness. Factoring in velocity and momentum can improve speed of response and recovery. Verifying sources and the reliability of information can improve insights for decision making and thus decision quality. Taking a longer-term perspective can aid in identifying the potential unintended consequences of short-term decisions.

Surviving Information Overload: The Clear, Practical Guide to Help You Stay on Top of What You Need to Know

by Kevin A. Miller

The barrage of emails, voicemail, web pages to scan, books to read, and magazines and newsletters to digest leave people increasingly feeling overwhelmed and out of control in dealing with information overload as society spins even faster. This book offers a brief, seven-chapter practical guide to the "capture" approach. It teaches the skills of point, focus, and shoot to help the reader become more productive and overcome mental fatigue. This is not a gimmick for "neat desk" people or an expensive system requiring purchase of multiple resources or practice of rigid exercises. This practical, quick-read book shows how people of any temperament can keep from drowning in the sea of information. Features include interviews and insights from national leaders plus charts, cartoons, worksheets, and creative exercises. The book is not about how to speed up but how to gain time and focus and purpose and the mental space to be creative. You don't have to finish the book but can read it selectively at different times depending on your current needs. Feel free to skim-read, tear out pages, email small sections to a friend, or read from back to front. The goal is that you come away with ideas and help. The four sections are: 1. Finding the information you need: and getting results from it. 2. Clearing information clutter: less is more. 3. Creating space to think: finding oasis amid overload. 4. Discovering bonus stuff: it doesn't cost you anything extra. This clear, practical guide will help you to: -Sort and organize information in less time -Make space to be creative -Find just the information you need when you need it -Move from frantic to purposeful -Keep growing over a lifetime.

Surviving M&A

by Mitchell Lee Marks Philip Mirvis Ron Ashkenas

"For individual managers and employees, a merger or acquisition is not just a corporate strategy; it’s a personally disruptive—often traumatic—event. What C-suite executives and consultants euphemistically call “postmerger integration” is typically a period of tension, uncertainty, and even chaos. Workloads ramp up, as do pressure and stress. You may have to quickly adapt to unfamiliar policies, practices, and politics; work with strangers from different corporate or even national cultures; or report to new bosses who know nothing about your track record or ambitions. Meanwhile, there is no guarantee of a job with the resulting organization, let alone a long-term career. On average, roughly 30% of employees are deemed redundant after a merger or acquisition in the same industry."

Surviving M&A

by Scott Moeller

Practical tips and real-world advice for thriving professionally in the midst of a major M&A dealAs a follow-up to his highly popular book Intelligent M&A, author Scott Moeller expanded the chapter on surviving a merger into an in-depth discussion of the subject. Surviving M&A offers practical advice for professionals who worry about their jobs while their organizations are embroiled in the turmoil of a merger or acquisition. Moeller not only shows readers how to keep their jobs safe, but how to turn lemons into lemonade and actually move up the corporate ladder during the chaos of M&A. For anyone in this precarious position, this book offers smart ideas and winning tactics.

Surviving Organisational Behaviour: Unleashing The Power Of Purpose, Culture And Values

by Anthony Smith-Meyer André Nussbaumer Kiely Kuligowski

This is a management book written with the business school undergraduate in mind, using a language and examples that students can relate to. The author has taught business and management for several years, but draws on his experience spanning decades in banking and finance, commerce, risk management and compliance, and governance to explain how academic theory and practice combine in the workplace. The sub-title of this book is “Unleashing the Power of Purpose, Culture and Values”, and the subject matter draws on the schools of positive psychology and organisational behaviour. Some students find this strange, expecting management studies to be about the balance sheet, accounting, marketing and other skills associated with running a business. This is to misunderstand the essential and most challenging part of management, however; that of creating a working environment that encourages the right kind of work ethic, and selecting, managing and motivating the right people to work for the organisation, its purpose and success.

Surviving Security: How to Integrate People, Process, and Technology

by Amanda Andress

Previous information security references do not address the gulf between general security awareness and the specific technical steps that need to be taken to protect information assets. Surviving Security: How to Integrate People, Process, and Technology, Second Edition fills this void by explaining security through a holistic approach that conside

Surviving Solitary: Living and Working in Restricted Housing Units

by Danielle S. Rudes

Twenty to forty percent of the US prison population will spend time in restricted housing units—or solitary confinement. These separate units within prisons have enhanced security measures, and thousands of staff control and monitor the residents. Though commonly assumed to be punishment for only the most dangerous behaviors, in reality, these units may also be used in response to minor infractions. In Surviving Solitary, Danielle S. Rudes offers an unprecedented look inside RHUs—and a resounding call to more vigorously confront the intentions and realities of these structures. As the narratives unfold we witness the slow and systematic damage the RHUs inflict upon those living and working inside, through increased risk, arbitrary rules, and strained or absent social interactions. Rudes makes the case that we must prioritize improvement over harm. Residents uniformly call for more humane and dignified treatment. Staff yearn for more expansive control. But, as Rudes shows, there also remains fierce resilience among residents and staff and across the communities they forge—and a perpetual hope that they may have a different future.

Surviving Technological Innovation in the Pacemaker Industry, 1959-1990

by Catherine M. Banbury

First published in 1997, this study looks at the aspect of technological innovation that firms must constantly address if they are to remain viable concerns. The chapters document key theories and ideas that have played an important role in the evolution of current understanding of how technologies change and how such changes come to be adopted by the market system; hypotheses within a specific empirical context; namely, the pacemaker industry since its commercial beginnings in 1959 until 1990; how the various dependent and independent variables are constructed; and finally the results of the empirical analysis.

Surviving the 21st Century: Humanity's Ten Great Challenges and How We Can Overcome Them

by Julian Cribb

The book explores the central question facing humanity today: how can we best survive the ten great existential challenges that are now coming together to confront us? Besides describing these challenges from the latest scientific perspectives, it also outlines and integrates the solutions, both at global and individual level and concludes optimistically. This book brings together in one easy-to-read work the principal issues facing humanity. It is written for the two next generations who will have to deal with the compounding risks they inherit, and which flow from overpopulation, resource pressures and human nature. The author examines ten intersecting areas of activity (mass extinction, resource depletion, WMD, climate change, universal toxicity, food crises, population and urban expansion, pandemic disease, dangerous new technologies and self-delusion) which pose manifest risks to civilization and, potentially, to our species’ long-term future. This isn’t a book just about problems. It is also about solutions. Every chapter concludes with clear conclusions and consensus advice on what needs to be done at global level —but it also empowers individuals with what they can do for themselves to make a difference. Unlike other books, it offers integrated solutions across the areas of greatest risk. It explains why Homo sapiens is no longer an appropriate name for our species, and what should be done about it.

Surviving the Bond Bear Market

by Christopher R. Malburg Marilyn Cohen

Bond management superstar Marilyn Cohen and financial journalist Chris Malburg trace the political, social, and financial trends that have brought us to this juncture.<P><P> From serial interest rate hikes to successive waves of muni and sovereign debt defaults, they outline the most likely scenarios for how events will conspire in the months ahead to bring about the worst bond bear market in generations. They paint an all-too-vivid picture of its long-term consequences for investors and the debt markets. <P> Using real-world examples, the authors show how to spot key inflection points. This allows you to judge the severity of the coming bond bear market as it unfolds. The book provides dozens of easy-to-follow action steps like building a solid fallout shelter to ride out the worst of the bond bear market.

Surviving the Coming Tax Disaster

by Roni Deutch

The most recognizable tax expert in the nation, Roni Lynn Deutch has helped save American taxpayers tens of millions of dollars from the clutches of the IRS. Owner of the nation's largest tax-resolution firm and a new tax-preparation franchise, Deutch knows the IRS has no problems taking advantage of taxpayers who might be uninformed about tax laws or who are unable to pay due to financial troubles.And the IRS pressure is only going to get worse. With almost $2 trillion in government bailout money approved by Congress for 2008 and 2009 in addition to a hefty stimulus package, you better believe Uncle Sam has no intention of being stuck with the tab. So how is the government going to get that money? Through taxes, of course, and the IRS is going to audit people at unprecedented rates. And they are going to raise the rates on existing taxes to historically high levels.If you're behind on your taxes, the government is coming after you. Millions of Americans may be down on their luck and hurting financially, but the IRS, whose sole purpose is to confiscate the assets of American taxpayers, will seek you out, regardless of your ability to pay.It's up to you to protect yourself, and that's where the Tax Lady comes in.Deutch identifies what the IRS can do to you if you fall behind on your taxes-wage garnishments, tax levies and liens, interest and penalties, and ruined credit-and how you can prevent these things from happening or fight back if they do.In the book: Why your taxes are going to rise in this economy Steps to avoid getting yourself into back taxes Your options when confronted by the IRS When to file and how to balance withholdings When it's not a situation you can handle yourself and is time to see a professionalGet a bailout of your own-Surviving the Coming Tax Disaster will show you how!

Surviving the Daily Grind: Bartleby's Guide to Work (Economist Books)

by Philip Coggan

One of today's pre-eminent financial journalists, and the Bartleby columnist for the Economist, reveals strategies and tips for surviving—and making the most out of—the work week. We spend a lot of our time at work and would be depressed with nothing to do. But when it gets to Monday, many of us are already longing for the weekend and the prospect of escape. How did work become so tedious and stressful? And is there anything we can do to make it better? Based on his popular Economist Bartleby column, Philip Coggan rewrites the rules of work to help us survive the daily grind. Ranging widely, he encourages us to cut through mindless jargon, pointless bureaucracy and endless meetings to find a new, more creative—and less frustrating—ways to get by and get things done at work. Incisive, original, and endlessly droll, this is the guide for beleaguered underlings and harried higher-ups alike. As Rousseau might have said: "Man was born free, but is everywhere stuck in a meeting." If you've ever thought there must be a better way, this is the book for you.

Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy

by Shaun Chamberlin Rob Hopkins David Fleming

Surviving the Future is a story drawn from the fertile ground of the late David Fleming's extraordinary Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It. That hardback consists of four hundred and seventy-two interlinked dictionary entries, inviting readers to choose their own path through its radical vision.<P><P> Recognizing that Lean Logic's sheer size and unusual structure can be daunting, Fleming's long-time collaborator Shaun Chamberlin has selected and edited one of these potential narratives to create Surviving the Future. The content, rare insights, and uniquely enjoyably writing style remain Fleming's, but are presented here at a more accessible paperback-length and in conventional read-it-front-to-back format. The subtitle--Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy--hints at Fleming's vision. He believed that the market economy will not survive its inherent flaws beyond the early decades of this century, and that its failure will bring great challenges, but he did not dwell on this: "We know what we need to do. We need to build the sequel, to draw on inspiration which has lain dormant, like the seed beneath the snow." Surviving the Future lays out a compelling and powerfully different new economics for a post-growth world. One that relies not on taut competitiveness and eternally increasing productivity--"putting the grim into reality"--but on the play, humor, conversation, and reciprocal obligations of a rich culture. Building on a remarkable breadth of intellectual and cultural heritage--from Keynes to Kumar, Homer to Huxley, Mumford to MacIntyre, Scruton to Shiva, Shakespeare to Schumacher--Fleming describes a world in which, as he says, "there will be time for music." This is the world that many of us want to live in, yet we are told it is idealistic and unrealistic. With an evident mastery of both economic theory and historical precedent, Fleming shows that it is not only desirable, but actually the only system with a realistic claim to longevity. With friendliness, humor, and charm, Surviving the Future plucks this vision out of our daydreams and shows us how to make it real.

Surviving the Home Front: The People and the Media in the Second World War

by Stuart Hylton

Terrifying raids, thousands of bombs and countless petrified inhabitants of Britain’s busiest cities. These are the prevailing images of the Blitz and the Home Front in the Second World War. However, for the people who experienced it, it was so much more and affected every aspect of their existence.Surviving the Home Front explores through contemporary newspaper reports and advertisements the effect the Blitz had on issues as varied as fashion, food, transport and more. It explores how facets of humanity showed themselves through individual tales of heroism, eccentricity and humour, but above all Stuart Hylton shows how the irrepressible spirit of the British people overcame a period of harsh austerity combined with the fresh terrors that appeared in their skies almost every night.

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