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Praise for The Power of Social Innovation"Goldsmith guided us in Florida on our successful faith-based initiatives. His bold approaches continue to inspire public officials and community groups alike with keys to activating citizens and expanding opportunity for all."--Jeb Bush, former Governor, Florida"It has been a great pleasure to work with Steve Goldsmith. His work with us at America's Promise and all of his other diligent efforts are so well reflected in this book. The Power of Social Innovation reminds each of us in government, philanthropy, the nonprofit community, and as private citizens that we can and must work together to ensure the full fulfillment of the American Dream and to ensure the success of our most precious resource, our children."--Alma J. Powell, chair, America's Promise Alliance"The Power of Social Innovation is a must read for social innovators who want to make a powerful impact. Stephen Goldsmith surveys the field and provides indispensible tools to help civic entrepreneurs scale up their ideas and produce the best possible results."--Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO, Harlem Children's Zone"Goldsmith provides a useful toolkit for entrepreneurial public executives and innovative nonprofits and foundations. His research encourages transformative social change by advocating a shift in focus from direct services to citizens to building new, higher performance networks of public, private, and nonprofit organizations."--Mark R. Warner, United States Senator, Virginia"When it comes to doing good, Stephen Goldsmith is as disruptive an innovator as we've seen. Read and study The Power of Social Innovation if you don't just want to do good, but want to make the greatest impact possible."--Clayton M. Christensen, professor, Harvard Business School and author, Disrupting Class
An innovative communication method for making change happen in any organizationGetting Change Right presents a new view of leadership communication that says change doesn't flow top-down, bottom-up, or sideways, but inside-out. This is how change spreads through a complex system successfully-the other options are force or failure. Based on years of experience with organizations around the world, change expert Kahan presents a new model of communication, one that moves from a transactional view of information exchange to a collaborative construction of shared understanding. When the right people are having the right conversations and interactions, then they act in concert even though the situations they confront independently are impossible to predict or coordinate. This dynamic practitioner's guide to implementing changePresents the innovative co-creation communication model for creating changeReveals how communicating with a company's most valuable players is at the heart of organizational changeDraws on the author's wealth of experience with Fortune 100 companies, leading government agencies, and associations Getting Change Right offers business insights and field-tested, practical techniques that can be put to work immediately.
Lessons for attaining global competitiveness, one market at a time, from international business giant NokiaWinning Across Global Markets examines how 145-year-old Nokia grew from a paper mill in Finland to a multinational telecommunications leader. Why are Nokia's lessons critical for other companies and industries? While multinationals based in large countries benefit from inherent advantages--such as a home base that often accounts for 30 to 50 percent of their revenues--multinationals based in smaller countries such as Nokia, enjoy no such competitive edge. Nokia, in fact, generates less than 1% of its revenues in its home base. To such a company, global competitiveness is a matter of life and death. With unparalleled access to Nokia's leadership, Winning Across Global Markets reveals the remarkable story of Nokia's resilience and endurance. Shows how Nokia's flexibility and focus on its people and local markets drive its distinct global approach.Includes exclusive interviews with Nokia's senior executives and key partnersProvides a roadmap for developing, capturing, and sustaining global advantageThis book provides a roadmap for developing, capturing, and sustaining strategic global advantage in today's ever-changing world.
A comprehensive overview of cutting edge infrastructure investment topics from sector expertsInfrastructure investing is one of the fastest growing and most complex asset classes facing investment professionals, practitioners, and academics. The Handbook of Infrastructure Investing examines this dynamic discipline by featuring contributions from numerous investment experts in each sector.Salient topics include timelines for domestic and international infrastructure investing; progression of strategies and present day trends; challenges of successful infrastructure programs with labor unions; events in history that have ushered in new reforms; and much more.Unearths some of the biggest investment opportunities available and addresses how to make money, while meeting other portfolio investment objectives: environmental, socially conscious, and governance principles, pro-labor investing and other collateral investment objectivesOffers insights from some of the best minds in the businessCovers the resurgence in transportation, the types of deals associated with it, and how transportation finance has changedContains commentary from public pension funds, endowments, foundations, and family office investment professionalsProvides an overview of the traditional and alternative energy sector and the abundant investment opportunities within itAs infrastructure investing continues to grow, you'll need to enhance your understanding of this field. The Handbook of Infrastructure Investing will get you up to speed on all the issues associated with it, and provide a dynamic working guide to building an infrastructure investment program.
According to industry experts, a typical one billion dollar company spends approximately $27 million on unnecessary working capital and inefficient processing functions because they lack visibility into the financial supply chain. Optimizing Back Office Operations: Best Practices to Maximize Profitability uses examples and case studies to show how cost optimization--and not cost reduction--in the core back office operations is the right approach to maximizing profitability and enterprise value. Implementation guidance is provided for Executives, CFOs, and Controllers on transitioning from outdated processes to a fully-optimized financial supply chain.
Praise for the Second Edition of The Executive Director's Guide to Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader"This book is a gift for nonprofit leaders in all stages of their careers. With clarity and profound simplicity, it dissects the otherwise overwhelming role of the nonprofit executive director into understandable components that can then be made workable (and even fulfilling!). It is a highly readable and practical road map for success."--Molly Polidoroff, executive director, Center for Excellence in Nonprofits"The Executive Director's Guide to Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader not only clearly and concisely identifies the most critical issues of nonprofit leadership, but it also provides the resources and answers to those challenges. It will be required reading for both the most seasoned executive as well as the emerging leader."--Bill Coy, director of leadership practice, La Piana Consulting"I provide The Executive Director's Guide to Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader to all new executive directors placed by my firm. They find it to be a great resource during their orientation to a new organization, new people, and new challenges, and it continues to be a support as issues come up in their work over the years. It's comprehensive and sensible, and the authors' great knowledge and respect for nonprofit executives shine through."--Susan Egmont, consultant, Egmont AssociatesPraise for the Previous Edition"How would I describe this book? Practical. Helpful. Encouraging. Realistic. Thought-provoking. Accessible. Focused. Honest. Refreshing. It should be on every nonprofit leader's desk."--Barry Z. Posner, former dean and professor of leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and coauthor, The Leadership Challenge"In this new age of nonprofit management, executive directors are getting over their fantasies and past their fears, crafting change-the-world ideas and executing them every day. Mim and Margaret now provide real-life, real-time help in coaching and guiding executive directors from survival to success. I can't think of a more important contribution in today's drive to strengthen the sector."--Roni Posner, former executive director, The Alliance for Nonprofit Management
A step-by-step guide to creating your first Web siteEverybody's building cool web sites, but how? Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, 2nd Edition, shows you how, with simple, step-by-step instruction that will build your confidence as you build your site.You'll learn to plan your site and secure a domain name, how to use Dreamweaver for site construction, and how to test and publish your site. You'll also learn about designing a blog, creating a podcast, adding Flash, and even how to make money with your Web site. Dummies makes it easy and fun!Perfect for those who've never attempted a Web site before, including small-business owners, the family historian, amateur genealogists, and travel buffsExplains using Web site creation tools including Dreamweaver, Photoshop Elements, Flash, and WordPressShows how Web pages work, how to plan and design your site, and what to look for in Web hosting servicesCovers editing and creating Web graphics and text, how to customize a site for different purposes, testing, and publishing your siteProvides information on blogs, podcasts, adding Flash, and making money from your siteWeb Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to create a Web site you'll be proud of.
Everything you need to start a green careerAs you look for ways to contribute positively to the global economic and environmental crisis, getting an eco-friendly job provides a two-prong solution. Green Careers For Dummies, a 2010 Green book Festival award winner, introduces you to the wealth of opportunities in the rapidly expanding sustainable career genre.This book explores the green frontier of careers and shows you how to find a field that is best suited to your primary interests, skills, and goals, and then translating that into the sustainable job sphere.Career opportunities in the environmental science, renewable energy, smart grid, green building, transportation, manufacturing, sustainability, policy, and more.Job search 2.0 techniques (new media, online, networking, and electronic communications)Emerging green jobs that will be created in the next 5 years and beyondWhether you're a recent college graduate or looking to make a career change, Green Careers For Dummies is your one-stop source for finding your fit in an environmentally responsible job. If you are a career counselor, this book gives you a solid overview of the ever-evolving world of green career possibilities you cn refer to in your work with students and clients.
Survive and thrive in today's economyThese are make-or-break times for business leaders. In today's defining moment, the "New Economy," CEOs and other leaders in a wide variety of industries must face unprecedented conditions.Thriving in the New Economy gives you a unique look into some of today's best economic and business minds. A series of close profiles, the book offers inspirational personal stories, useful advice, and actionable strategies you can use immediately to skirt financial peril, seize opportunities, and flourish in the New Economy. * Profiles include financial publisher Steve Forbes, The Vanguard Group founder Jack Bogle, Former National Economic Council Director and Former Special Assistant to the President on Economic Policy Lawrence Lindsey, former FDIC chair Donald Powell, Saks CEO Steve Sadove, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. President Jim Lentz, legendary vulture investor Wilbur Ross and more * Looks at how leaders in economics, banking, automobiles, real estate, and retail are not just avoiding the unraveling economy, but actively evolving and growing their businesses * Foreword by H. Wayne Huizenga; Afterword by Rudy GiulianiIf you're looking for the way forward through today's business wilderness, Thriving in the New Economy lets you in on how some leaders use challenges not just to survive but thrive.
Secrets of exposure revealed, with a bonus color checker card includedExposure is the number one topic that digital photographers want to know about. This full-color book fits in your camera bag and provides all the information you need on this very important aspect of digital photography.Exposure involves combining ISO, aperture, and shutter speed in different variations to accomplish your vision of the perfect image. Exposure Digital Field Guide takes you through the complex techniques of good exposure, taking you from hobbyist to serious amateur photographer.Explains how to adjust shutter speed and aperture to control the amount of light hitting the camera's light sensorTeaches you how to "see the light" for the perfect exposureHelps you gain confidence as you move from automatic controls into manipulating the elements of exposure for specific resultsPacked with stunning full-color photographs to illustrate what you can achieveProvides suggested settings for various shooting situations and subjectsIncludes a tear-out color checker card to help you maintain true colorFits in your camera bag for ready reference in the fieldExposure Digital Field Guide helps you master one of the most complex and intricate elements of digital photography.
A full-color, go-anywhere guide to Nikon's entire array of creative lighting possibilitiesNikon's Creative Lighting System is like having a low-cost, wireless, studio lighting system that's portable enough to fit into a camera bag. Although the possibilities are endless and exciting, setting up, synchronizing the equipment, and determining lighting ratios can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, this Digital Field Guide has been completely updated to shed some light on the situation!Beginning with the basic functions of the Nikon SB-900, the SB-800, and the SB-600, the author then goes on to demystify the complexities of using multiple speedlights, adjusting flash outputs, and setting up a wireless studio.Clearly explains how to get the best results when using multiple speedlightsIncludes examples and unique advice on how to light specific subjects, such as weddings, wildlife, portraits, product shots, and corporate locationsCovers other Creative Lighting System components, such as Nikon's wireless commander and macro speedlightsWith this handy, on-the-go guide, you'll no longer be in the dark on Nikon's Creative Lighting System.
An in-depth, well-researched look at 100 hedge fund fraudsCompared to mutual funds, hedge funds are the James Bonds of the marketplace. They have been relatively unfettered by government regulation, and they play bigger games, take bigger risks, use unorthodox methods, and have the power to capture the public imagination in a way that their lesser counterparts have difficulty approaching. At once fascinating and startling, The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides readers with a broad knowledge of hedge fund regulation through a look at the first 100 cases of proven fraud at hedge funds.Compiling concrete data on cases of hedge fund fraud, The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides you with a factual foundation for assessing this difficult area of risk.First comprehensive survey of hedge fund fraud including 100 chronological fraud casesIncludes descriptions of each case, diagram of the player interaction, and tables detailing monies recovered, fines paid, prison terms, and professional sanctionsUseful for both individual and professional investors, particularly given the last eighteen months of fraud and mismanagement among leading financial professionals and companiesThe Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides a hedge fund professional's look at fraud and can help you prevent or avoid similar frauds in the future. It's a vital resource for any hedge fund manager or investor.
A practical approach for leaders to guide their congregations to become more externally focusedThe Externally Focused Quest: Becoming the Best Church for the Community is designed for church leaders who want to transform their churches to become less internally focused and more oriented to the world around them. The book includes the clear guidelines on the ten changes congregations must adopt to become truly outwardly focused. This book is not about getting all churches to have an annual day of community service as a tactic but changing the core of who they are and how they see themselves as a part of their community.Outlines the ten changes needed for church leaders to transform their churchesPresents a highly practical approach that shows leaders how to become more externally focused without having to give up programs that serve membersA new volume in the popular Leadership Network SeriesThis book reveals what it takes to make the major shift from an internal to external focus and how that affects church leadership.
A timely guide that bridges the gap between microeconomic theory and practice through real-world application in the marketplaceUnderstanding how microeconomics affects the marketplace is essential for any investment professional, however most books simply address microeconomics in its pure theory-based form. Micro Markets helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by defining microeconomics in terms of real-world, market applications.This timely guide elucidates basic microeconomic concepts with an emphasis on applicability. It establishes a common application for all of the basic economic concepts that are reviewed, and provides in-depth insights into an industry that is of major economic importance in aggregate, and to most individuals.Utilizes equity market realities to underscore the relevance of economic theoryEach chapter includes informative practice problems and power pointsA companion Workbook, with practice problems and solutions, is also availableBy taking microeconomic theory and making it applicable to today's marketplace, Micro Markets builds a much-needed bridge between theory and practice.
This fascinating and highly accessible book presents fantastic but totally feasible projections of what your brain may be capable of in the near future. It shows how scientific breakthroughs and amazing research are turning science fiction into science fact. In this brave new book, you'll explore: How partnerships between biological sciences and technology are helping the deaf hear, the blind see, and the paralyzed communicate.How our brains can repair and improve themselves, erase traumatic memoriesHow we can stay mentally alert longer--and how we may be able to halt or even reverse AlzheimersHow we can control technology with brain waves, including prosthetic devices, machinery, computers--and even spaceships or clones.Insights into how science may cure fatal diseases, and improve our intellectual and physical productivityJudith Horstman presents a highly informative and entertaining look at the future of your brain, based on articles from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines, and the work of today's visionary neuroscientists.
Find out what your early stage business is really worth--and what you can do to increase its value even moreOne of the most misconstrued concepts in business today, valuation has also rapidly become one of the most important for business owners in today's unpredictable financial atmosphere.An experiential and practical guide drawn from author and valuation expert Neil Beaton's fifteen years of focused start-up work, Valuing Early Stage and Venture-Backed Companies equips you with a solid foundation of the ins and outs of early stage and venture-backed valuations--no matter what your field.This step-by-step guide offers contributions from top valuation practitioners, walking you through:New techniques for applying options methodsThe pros and cons of the option pricing modelEarly stage preferred stock rightsApplicable discounts for early stage companiesNew procedures for implementing the probability-weighted expected returns methodValuation theory, the consensus view on application, and the tools to apply themThe popular and widely used AICPA Practice Aid, Valuation of Privately-Held Company Equity Securities Issued as CompensationValuing Early Stage and Venture-Backed Companies replaces bewildering computations with technical expertise to help you figure out what your business is really worth, and how you can increase that value starting today.
The first in-depth, comprehensive guide to Microsoft's suite of virtualization productsVirtualization is a hot topic for IT because of the potential it offers for serious economic benefits. While other books treat server virtualization alone, this comprehensive guide provides a complete virtual strategy.You will learn how to deploy a complete virtualization stack with Microsoft's offerings in server virtualization, application virtualization, presentation virtualization, and desktop virtualization. Written by Microsoft technology product specialists, this guide provides real-world focus, enabling you to create a complete IT system that is highly efficient and cost effective.Covers Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V 2.0, Remote Desktop Services, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)Demonstrates how to deploy a virtual infrastructure-from the server to the desktopGoes beyond any other book on Microsoft virtualizationCovers the highly anticipated new feature Live MigrationThis guide, part of the popular Sybex Mastering series, offers every IT administrator a road map for implementing an efficient and successful virtualization project.
From BoardSource comes The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance. This comprehensive resource explores the overarching question of governance within nonprofit organizations and addresses the roles, structures, and practices of an effective nonprofit.The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance covers the topics that are of most importance to those charged with creating and sustaining effective leadership, including building a board; succession planning; policies; financial oversight; fundraising; planning; strategic planning processes; risk management; and evaluation of the board, CEO, and organization.Praise for The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance"This is the first book I've found that covers the topic of governance from A to Z. I know what I'll be assigning the students in my governance class as a textbook next semester!"--Terrie Temkin, founding principal, CoreStrategies for Nonprofits, Inc."BoardSource has prepared an exceptional resource for nonprofit boards and leaders. This comprehensive volume offers timely and relevant information about board work and governance, including practical tools and resources that will be valuable to all types of nonprofits."--David O. Renz, chair, department of public affairs; Beth K. Smith/Missouri Chair in Nonprofit Leadership; and director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership; University of Missouri, Kansas City"If you are involved in nonprofit organizations, and if you ever have doubts about how they are best run, this is the book for you--and BoardSource is the place to turn."--Fisher Howe, consultant, Lavender/Howe & Associates, and author, The Nonprofit Leadership Team
Inspired College Teaching challenges faculty to be responsible for their professional growth and development as an ongoing, career-long quest. Written by an experienced college teacher and editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter, this book explores the journey and growth of college teachers. It provides goals best positioned for beginning, mid-career, and senior faculty as well as activities faculty can use to ignite intellectual curiosity from both students and themselves. This book presents a way for faculty members to obtain and sustain teaching excellence throughout their career.
A non-technical guide to The Raiser's Edge-the most widely-used fundraising database package on the market-for the fundraising professional The first-ever guide to The Raiser's Edge database package for the fundraising professional, Fundraising with The Raiser's Edge: A Non-Technical Guide educates your nonprofit about what The Raiser's Edge can do for you and will help you more effectively work with the staff who are responsible for data entry and output. Helps your organization get much greater return on The Raiser's Edge, and use it to raise more money more effectively and with less stress Contains specific and clear direction on the key areas you should know without technical discussion Includes numerous checklists to give you practical takeaways Providing you with the non-technical details you need to know to recruit, manage and retain quality database personnel, Fundraising with The Raiser's Edge: A Non-Technical Guide will help you in your day-to-day fundraising work without needing to become a database expert.
Since the first edition was published, the dynamics of higher education and faculty development have greatly changed. A Guide to Faculty Development provides an introduction and a guide to faculty development as well as new topics like working with adjuncts, diversity, multiculturalism, assessment, and different issues associated with the various types of campuses. Sponsored by The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, this revised and updated guide is essential for faculty developers and administrators newly involved as well as experienced in faculty development.
Discover how scientific knowledge of the brain can make you a better leader Based upon the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience and advances in brain-based education, Leadership Brain For Dummies gives you the edge to influence, lead, and transform any team or organization. Drawing concrete connections between the growing scientific knowledge of the brain and leadership, this book gives you the skills to assess your strengths and weaknesses as a leader, adopt a style of leadership that suits your characteristics, determine the learning styles of individual employees, and conduct training sessions that can physically change brains. The author is an international educational neuroscience consultant and an adjunct professor, teaching brain-compatible strategies and memory courses. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and the Learning and Brain Society Leadership Brain For Dummies provides practical, hands-on guidance for applying the information to make you a better leader The Leadership Brain For Dummies positions current and aspiring leaders to be at the very top of their leadership game.
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WIAT-III and KTEA-II Essentials of WIAT-III and KTEA-II Assessment is the only resource providing practical, step-by-step instruction in the accurate and effective use of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition (WIAT-III) and the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Second Edition (KTEA-II), two popular measures of individual achievement frequently administered for educational planning, transitional programming for students with disabilities, and vocational guidance. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners, and those in training, quickly acquire the basic knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Offering up-to-date and rich information beyond what is available in the tests' manuals, Essentials of WIAT-III and KTEA-II Assessment includes case studies illustrating how to make optimal use of the tests. In addition, the book is packaged with an accompanying CD-ROM containing a program allowing users to enter KTEA-II data to obtain growth scores; useful files to assist users in the proper administration and scoring of the WIAT-III Written Expression subtests; and a cross-battery approach for both tests. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
The fun and friendly guide to the world's leading statistical software Predictive Analysis Software (PASW), formerly SPSS software, is the leading statistical software used by commerical, government, and academic organizations around the world to solve business and research problems. It allows you to quickly and easily discover new insights from data, test hypotheses, and build powerful predictive models. PASW Statistics For Dummies covers everything you need to know to get up and running with this efficient and practical software. PASW Statistics is the leading statistical software used to analyze data and create predictive models; it is used by business, academic, and government entities worldwide This guide explains how to work with automatic codebook generation and customize the variable view Walks you through the rounding method that is used in all calculations and explains using predictive analysis Shows how to maximize your use of graph templates, and much more Even if you have little or no statistical or mathematical background, PASW Statistics For Dummies will show you how to generate statistical support and decision-making information quickly and easily. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
The Definitive reference on the important role fathers play in child development today Edited by Dr. Michael Lamb-the recognized authority on the role of fathers in child development, The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition brings together contributions from international experts on each subject to provide a thorough and current summary of the state of fatherhood across cultures, classes, economic systems, and family formations. This classic guide offers a single-source reference for the most recent findings and beliefs related to fathers and fatherhood. This thoroughly updated new edition provides the latest material on topics such as: The effects of divorce Fathers from low-income backgrounds Stepfathers' lives: exploring social context and interpersonal complexity Social policy Gay fathers Fatherhood and masculinity The definitive book on when, why, and how fathers matter to their children and families, The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition is an essential reference for all mental health professionals who endeavor to understand and support fathers in becoming positive influences in their children's development.