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The Leadership Pipeline

by Ram Charan Stephen Drotter James Noel

An updated and revised version of the bestselling The Leadership Pipeline - the critical resource for how companies can grow leaders from the inside. In business, leadership at every level is a requisite for company survival. Yet the leadership pipeline -the internal strategy to grow leaders - in many companies is dry or nonexistent. Drawing on their experiences at many Fortune 500 companies, the authors show how organizations can develop leadership at every level by identifying future leaders, assessing their corporate confidence, planning their development, and measuring their results.New to this edition is 65 pages of new material to update the model, share new stories and add new advice based on the ten more years of experience. The authors have also added a "Frequently Asked Questions" section to the end of each chapter.

Conducting Psychological Assessment

by A. Jordan Wright

A Valuable Guide to the Entire Process of Psychological AssessmentCarefully working through all the phases of assessment, including integrating, conceptualizing, test selection, administering, scoring, and report writing, Conducting Psychological Assessment provides clinicians with a step-by-step methodology for conducting skilled individual assessments, from beginning to end.Unlike most guides to assessment, this book addresses the critical steps that follow administration, scoring, and interpretation--namely the integration of the data into a fully conceptualized report. Rich with case studies that illustrate every major point, this text provides a coherent structure for the entire process, taking into account the imperfection of both clinical intuition and specific psychological tests.Conducting Psychological Assessment presents practitioners with an accessible framework to help make the process of psychological assessment quicker, easier, and more efficient. It offers a model designed to ensure that assessors provide ethical and competent services and make useful contributions to the lives of the individuals they assess.

Clinical Trials Audit Preparation

by Vera Mihajlovic-Madzarevic

A must-have guide for any professional in the drug manufacturing industryThe Good Clinical Practice (GCP) audit is a tedious but necessary exercise that assures that all parties do their job properly and in compliance with the applicable FDA code. Clinical Trials Audit Preparation demystifies the audit process for all parties involved, including clinical research sponsors, clinical investigators, and institutional review boards.This book provides a step-by-step explanation of the FDA audit procedures for clinical trials and of how pharmaceutical companies, clinical investigators, and institutional review boards should prepare for regulatory audits. The book emphasizes the processes and procedures that should be implemented before a clinical audit occurs, making this an imperative guide to any professional in the drug manufacturing industry, including drug manufacturing companies, regulatory affairs personnel, clinical investigators, and quality assurance professionals.Among the topics discussed:Good Clinical Practices and therapeutic product development in clinical researchThe roles of the sponsor of a clinical investigation, the IRB, or independent ethics committeeThe roles and responsibilities of the clinical trial investigatorThe inspection preparationThe Audit Report and the Form 483Warning letters issued to clinical investigators and clinical trial sponsors and their impact on product development

MRI

by Mark A. Brown Richard C. Semelka

Fourth Edition Brings This Popular Guide Thoroughly Up To Date With The Latest MRI Findings, Techniques, And ApplicationsFor its Fourth Edition, the acclaimed MRI: Basic Principles and Applications has been rigorously revised, enabling readers to quickly master the principles and take advantage of all the latest MRI applications. Among the new materials are fresh and updated discussions on 3D imaging, real-time imaging, cardiac imaging, and parallel acquisition techniques. In addition, readers will find dozens of brand-new images to illustrate key concepts. Moreover, clinical protocols have been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect current methodologies.Throughout the book, readers will find easy-to-follow coverage of all the latest findings, technologies, and techniques, including:Nephrotoxic effects of gadolinium-based contrast mediaNew scan techniques, including radial scanningParallel acquisition and cardiovascular imaging techniquesNew applications, including spin tagging and diffusion tensor imaging3 Tesla and 7 Tesla scanningHardware innovations, including large-scale array coilsNew motion compensation techniquesWith its clear explanations and ample illustrations, this Fourth Edition maintains all the hallmarks of the previous edition that have made this book a fixture in MRI labs around the world. Students and practitioners--from physicians to radiologists to technicians--will gain a full, accurate understanding of the underlying physics and the clinical applications of MRI, all with a minimum of mathematical formulas and technical details.From Reviews of the Third Edition". . . successful in transferring key ideas in an undaunting and progressive manner . . . thoroughly deserves a place on the bookshelf."--NMR in Biomedicine, Vol 17(4), June 2004". . . it will reward the reader with an understanding of the principles underpinning nuclear magnetic resonance."--Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, May 2003

Introduction to Proteomics

by Günter Blobel Nawin C. Mishra

A world-class, concise guide to all things proteomicsThis book provides a highly authoritative introduction to the promising and fast-advancing field of proteomics, examining the role proteomics plays in the study of biological systems in general and disease in particular. It helps readers understand the structure, function, and interactions of proteins and how this knowledge is used for identifying diseases and developing new drugs.Nawin Mishra, a world-renowned speaker and leader in proteomics studies who has worked with the late Nobel Laureate E. L. Tatum when proteomics was in its infancy, offers an expert perspective on the entire field, including:Easily accessible overview of the principles of proteomicsCoverage of real-world, cutting-edge medical applications, including personalized medicineClear guidelines on how to operate the complex instrumentation involved in proteomicsDiscussion of the future of proteomicsComplete with handy study questions and assuming only a basic understanding of biology, Introduction to Proteomics is an invaluable reference for novices and research scientists alike.

The Global Manufacturing Revolution

by Yoram Koren

The concrete tools manufacturing enterprises need to thrive in today's global environmentFor a manufacturing enterprise to succeed in this current volatile economic environment, a revolution is needed in restructuring its three main components: product design, manufacturing, and business model. The Global Manufacturing Revolution is the first book to focus on these issues. Based on the author's long-standing course work at the University of Michigan, this unique volume proposes new technologies and new business strategies that can increase an enterprise's speed of responsiveness to volatile markets, as well as enhance the integration of its own engineering and business.Introduced here are innovations to the entire manufacturing culture:An original approach to the analysis of manufacturing paradigmsSuggested methods for developing creativity in product designA quantitative analysis of manufacturing system configurationsA new manufacturing "reconfigurable" paradigm, in which the speed of responsiveness is the prime business goalAn original approach to using information technology for workforce empowermentThe book also offers analysis and original models of previous manufacturing paradigms' technical and business dimensions--including mass production and mass customization--in order to fully explain the current revolution in global manufacturing enterprises. In addition, 200 original illustrations and pictures help to clarify the topics.Globalization is creating both opportunities and challenges for companies that manufacture durable goods. The tools, theories, and case studies in this volume will be invaluable to engineers pursuing leadership careers in the manufacturing industry, as well as to leaders of global enterprises and business students who are motivated to lead manufacturing enterprises and ensure their growth.

iPhone Photography & Video For Dummies

by Angelo Micheletti

Get the most out of your iPhone's camera and video capabilities with this full-color reference!The iPhone's integrated camera is ideal for snapshots and video on the go. Written by a professional photographer and Mac expert, this handy, full-color guide shows you how to get the most out of your iPhone camera's capabilities. Packed with easy-to-understand coverage on how to shoot and edit great photos and video, this For Dummies book is here to help you take advantage of even the most impromptu photo opportunity.Walks you through the exciting capabilities of the iPhone's integrated cameraShows you how to get the most from the iPhone's functionalityReviews the best iPhone applications for improving and enhancing your photos and acquiring must-have iPhone photography accessoriesExplains how to set up photos, use available lighting, enhance photos digitally, and share photosiPhone Photography For Dummies features fun and friendly tips and helpful advice on accessories so that you can make your good iPhone photos and video great.

Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies

by Julie Adair King

A friendly guide to the Olympus E-PL1, the latest trend in digital camerasHybrids offer the flexibility of interchangeable lenses and a large sensor in a smaller body. The Olympus E-PL1 lightens your load without sacrificing shooting power and this fun and friendly guide helps you better understand your camera's controls, features, and potential. Veteran author Julie Adair King presents you with examples on how to use your camera's main functions in order to create effective and memorable digital photos.Explains how to work with lenses and shoot in auto modeCovers the on-board controls and situational shootingAddresses manipulating focus and color controlsDiscusses printing, posting online, and other ways to share imagesGet started shooting with Olympus E-PL1 For Dummies!

Technology at the Margins

by Jessica Rothenberg Aalami M. Yunus Akhtar Badshah Sailesh Chutani

Remain competitive by offering more accessible, affordable, and relevant information technologies that meet mass-market needsTechnology at the Margins demonstrates that by making IT more accessible, affordable, and relevant, new mass markets can be opened. Based on solid insights generated in key areas of health, education, finance and the environment, the book offers practical recommendations and insights from world leaders, innovators, practitioners and new users of emergent technologies. Offers recommendations on how companies can ensure their own competitiveness by offering more accessible, affordable, and relevant information technologies to support mass market needsSuggests practical recommendations and insights from world leaders, innovators, practitioners and new users of emergent technologiesChallenges businesses to rethink their uses of existing technologiesTechnology at the Margins will be of interest to decision makers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors who are interested in opportunities offered by IT in meeting the needs of those at the base of the worlds economic pyramid.

Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification

by Dawn P. Flanagan Vincent C. Alfonso

Complete coverage on how SLD manifests in academic performanceExpert advice on theory- and research-based approaches to SLD identificationConveniently formatted for rapid referenceQuickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to accurately identify specific learning disabilitiesEssentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides a brief overview examining the definitions and classification systems of--and methods for--identification of specific learning disabilities (SLDs). Focusing on descriptive efforts of the manifestations of SLDs in the academically critical areas of reading, writing, math, oral expression, and listening comprehension, this book features contributions by leading experts in the field, including Virginia Berninger, Steven Feifer, Jack Fletcher, Nancy Mather, Jack Naglieri, and more.Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, 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.With multiple perspectives spanning several different theoretical orientations and offering various approaches to SLD identification that can be put into practice right away--from RTI methods to cognitive strengths and weaknesses approaches--this book offers important content for professionals who work with children and youth at risk for learning disabilities. With a Foreword by Cecil Reynolds, Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification presents rich and up-to-date information on models and methods of SLD identification.

Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy

by C. Alexander Simpkins Annellen M. Simpkins

Praise for Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy"From the wisdom of ancient cultures to modern neuroscience, the authors skillfully create a bridge of understanding between the practice of meditation, yoga, and psychotherapy. The Simpkins are at their best in describing how everyone can learn to integrate their own brain, body, and mind to facilitate a creative synchrony of healing and well-being."--Kathryn Rossi, PhD Coeditor, Collected Works of Milton H. Erickson: The Nature of Therapeutic Hypnosis"This reader-friendly text is directed toward therapists and healthcare workers who are considering incorporating yoga and meditation into their work. These technologies are time-honored and appear to have beneficial effects on contemporary clients and patients. Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy serves as an informative introduction to these¿practices, and explains how a therapist might integrate such practices into their work. The chapters on neuroscience research and healthy aging are unique in books of this nature, and the discussion of alleviating depression alone is worth the price of the book."--Stanley Krippner, PhDProfessor of Psychology, Saybrook UniversityCoauthor, Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War VeteransA thoughtful and pragmatic guide for integrating meditation and yoga techniques into traditional psychotherapyMeditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy is an inspiring "how-to" guide grounded in the neuroscientific and clinical evidence that supports the use of meditation and other yoga practices to improve clients' mental health.Drawing from the authors' decades of practice, teaching, and writing, this inspiring book is focused on applying meditation, yoga, and Zen to therapy, with discussion of:The latest neuroscience findings, showing how the brain and larger nervous system are altered by yoga methodsPhilosophical and psychological principles upon which yoga is basedThe how, when, and why for use of specific techniques with common psychological problemsFundamental stretching exercises and meditation techniquesFilled with vivid case examples and writings from renowned yoga masters, Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy encourages a therapeutic process in which clients move their attention from outside concerns to inner mindfulness. With a range of techniques that embrace the diversity and uniqueness of clients, this book offers methods to creatively individualize techniques for a wide variety of presenting problems.

Cold-Formed Steel Design

by Roger A. Yu Wei-Wen Laboube

The definitive text in the field, thoroughly updated and expanded Hailed by professionals around the world as the definitive text on the subject, Cold-Formed Steel Design is an indispensable resource for all who design for and work with cold-formed steel. No other book provides such exhaustive coverage of both the theory and practice of cold-formed steel construction. Updated and expanded to reflect all the important developments that have occurred in the field over the past decade, this Fourth Edition of the classic text provides you with more of the detailed, up-to-the-minute technical information and expert guidance you need to make optimum use of this incredibly versatile material for building construction. Wei-Wen Yu and Roger LaBoube, respected authorities in the field, draw upon decades of experience in cold-formed steel design, research, teaching, and development of design specifications to provide guidance on all practical aspects of cold-formed steel design for manufacturing, civil engineering, and building applications. Throughout the book, they describe the structural behavior of cold-formed steel members and connections from both the theoretical and experimental perspectives, and discuss the rationale behind the AISI and North American design provisions. Cold-Formed Steel Design, Fourth Edition features: Thoroughly up-to-date 2007 North American (AISI S100) design specifications Both ASD and LRFD methods for USA and Mexico LSD (Limit States Design) method for Canada A new chapter on the Direct Strength Method Updates and revisions of all 14 existing chapters In-depth design examples and explanation of design provisions Cold-Formed Steel Design, Fourth Edition is a necessary tool-of-the-trade for structural engineers, manufacturers, construction managers, and architects. It is also an excellent advanced text for college students and researchers in structural engineering, architectural engineering, construction engineering, and related disciplines.

The Vertical Transportation Handbook

by George R. Strakosch Robert S. Caporale

This new edition of a one-of-a-kind handbook provides an essential updating to keep the book current with technology and practice. New coverage of topics such as machine-room-less systems and current operation and control procedures, ensures that this revision maintains its standing as the premier general reference on vertical transportation. A team of new contributors has been assembled to shepherd the book into this new edition and provide the expertise to keep it up to date in future editions. A new copublishing partnership with Elevator World Magazine ensures that the quality of the revision is kept at the highest level, enabled by Elevator World's Editor, Bob Caporale, joining George Strakosch as co-editor.

Managing Performance in Construction

by Null Null

Construction is the country's single largest manufacturing industry. However, it is a sector that lacks benchmarks against which to gauge performance. This modern thinking intends to provide insight to construction productivity improvement. Taking cues from manufacturing sectors such as computer, automobile and chemical companies, this book will apply the lessons learned to building construction. Supported with a range of pedagogical devices, the book will be of equal value to construction managers and civil engineers, and students with different learning methods.

Sustainable and Resilient Communities

by Coyle Stephen J. Duany Andr 233 S

The ultimate step-by-step action plan guidebook for making communities resilient, resourceful, and healthy Many of today's communities face an unprecedented struggle to adapt and maintain their environmental, economic, and social well-being in an era beleaguered by fiscal constraints, uncertainty about energy prices and supplies, rapid demographic shifts, and accelerated climate impacts. This step-by-step guidebook for urban planners and urban designers explains how to create and implement an actionable plan for making neighborhoods, communities, and regions more environmentally healthy, resource-conserving, and economically resilient. Sustainable and Resilient Communities delineates measures for repairing, retrofitting, and transforming our built environments and supporting systems-transportation, energy, water, natural environment, food production, solid waste, and economics-through: Methods for assessing a community's key sustainability quotient Deploying tools for establishing timely performance goals and metrics Developing strategies for evaluating, selecting, and implementing 'high-leverage' interventions Activating policies, codes, programs, plans, and practices, as well as monitoring and upgrading their performance The book includes a range of targeted case studies, from New Orleans and South Carolina to Arizona and California, illustrating geographically diverse approaches for urban contexts large and small. A resource for developing an ecological urbanism, Sustainable and Resilient Communities employs time-proven, broadly applicable strategies and actions that can be customized for specific environmental, energy, and economic conditions.

Positioning for Architecture and Design Firms

by Jack Reigle

An essential guide for a firm of any size to effectively position itself in the marketplace For an architecture or design firm to survive and prosper in the new economy, it needs to redefine and reinvigorate its position in the marketplace. With dozens of how-to cases, examples, and guidelines, Positioning for Architecture and Design Firms provides the entire menu of tools, plus the inspiration needed, for making the changes required to stay competitive in the design world. Offering strategies for leveraging a firm's strongest assets into the formulation of a successful long-term plan, this book breaks with tradition to introduce the latest concepts specifically developed for building future business opportunities in an unstable economic landscape marked by shifts in competition, technology, and client expectations. With a wealth of information targeting the subject of positioning, readers will learn: Why the aftershocks of the Great Recession are likely to linger, and what you can do about it in relation to your firm's success How the coming generational shift will change the design business What positioning is, and how it needs to be developed to support and implement your strategic vision How your firm can establish a robust identity and operating model The importance of your firm's essential purpose How to turn your marketing department into a true marketing system, transforming it from production mode into an integrated positioning machine Why it is important to engage in advanced research and open innovation initiatives Addressing issues of firm identity, including an understanding of how to create the market positioning desired, Positioning for Architecture and Design Firms shows how a design firm-large or small, new or well established-can position itself to gain greater control over its destiny, and reach loftier levels of achievement. Learn about firm types, and match the right type to a firm's goals Develop and maintain a firm's identity in the marketplace Discover how organizational design and marketing support a chosen firm type

Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding

by Jocelyne Daw

A hands-on guide to help your nonprofit build its brand, raise its profile, strengthen impact and develop deeper relationships with donors, volunteers, and other stakeholders. Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding is about the power a constituency-focused, compelling brand can have to revolutionize an organization and the way people view and support it. Shows how to optimally define what your organization stands for to differieniate, create value and breakthrough Explains how to build loyal communities inside and outside of your organization to increase social impact Features seven principles for transforming a brand from ordinary trademark to strategic advantage Includes case studies of eleven breakthrough nonprofit brands and transferable ideas and practices that nonprofits of any size, scope or experience can implement Other title by Daw: Cause Marketing for Nonprofits: Partner for Purpose, Passion, and Profits A practical road map and essential tool for nonprofit leaders, board members, and volunteers, this book reveals the vital principles you need to know to build and manage your organization's most valuable asset - its brand. In today's highly competitive nonprofit world, building a breakthrough brand is no longer a "nice to do," but the new imperative. Jocelyne Daw, a pioneer and leader in building business and community partnerships has over 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience. Carol Cone, named by PR WEEK as the most powerful and visible figure in the world of cause branding, has been linking companies and causes for over 25 years.

The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide

by Paige Hull Teegarden Denice Rothman Hinden Paul Sturm

Praise for The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide "This is an important book for consultants and managers who work with nonprofit organizations. The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide lays out basic theory about how nonprofits come to be and how they operate, and it demonstrates how important the concept of culture is to understanding this important sector of our society. " -Edgar H. Schein, professor of management, emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management "This book is a must-read for nonprofit executives! The authors spell out the themes, beliefs, and assumptions that are unique to nonprofits, regardless of their size or mission, ultimately revealing how 'culture' manifests itself in organizations. " -Darryl A. Jones, Sr. , CEO, Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations "This is the book that the nonprofit community has needed for a long time. The authors provide a compelling assessment tool that all organizations can use. This book is essential to understanding how nonprofits work and why they do, or do not, achieve the outcomes and missions they set for themselves. "-Flo Green, vice president, IdeaEncore Network "Anyone who works in a group and relies on others to get things done will benefit from this book. Readers will discover how the environment of an organization influences how decisions are made and, ultimately, how things get done. " -Natalie Abatemarco, director of North America community programs, Citigroup, Inc. "Every organization has culture, recognized or not. And that culture plays a powerful role in shaping the way people act within that context. The insights, frameworks, and tools in this book will help people become more astute within their organizational cultures. " -Brian Fraser, lead provocateur, Organization Jazzthink

Mergers and Acquisitions Playbook

by Mark A. Filippell

The ultimate "tricks of the trade" guide to mergers and acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Playbook provides the practical tricks of the trade on how to get maximum value for a middle-market business. This book uniquely covers how to prepare for a sale, how to present the business most positively, and how to control the sale timetable. Written in a straight-talking style Provides the tricks of the trade on how to get maximum value for a middle-market business Shows how the sellers can take capitalize their inherent "unfair advantages" Examines the differences between "value" and "currency" Explains how to handle bankruptcy and distress company sales Offers tips on managing your lawyers in the documentation process Filled with empirical examples of successful-and unsuccessful-techniques, this practical guide takes you through every step of the M&A process, from how to manage confidentiality, how to create competition (or the impression of competition), to what to do once the deal is closed.

Securities Fraud

by Louis L. Straney

The first complete, expert guide to securities and investment fraud Filled with expert guidance for detection and prevention of all kinds of securities fraud and investment misconduct, Securities Fraud helps you identify red flags of fraud and offers practical ways to detect and prevent it. Written by a Wall Street professional with three decades of experience spanning the most critical period of our financial markets This book challenges classic fraud theories, describing how to dismantle information silos that permit fraudsters to conceal their activities. Begins with an overview of the evolution of securities regulation and the impact of securities fraud Offers real cases and examples which illustrate recurring themes and red flags Provides the first guide of its kind to offer a complete look at the various kinds of securities fraud and investment misconduct Securities Fraud is the essential guide you need for a bird's-eye view of fraud that may be taking place even now within your own organization and with your portfolio.

The Top 10 Distinctions Between Winners and Whiners

by Keith Cameron Smith

Be a winner in your personal and professional life with this pull-no-punches guide Let's face it: to become a winner in the face of unpredictable times requires hard work and a determined mindset. Winners choose to be winners. Whiners let others control their fate. Which one do you want to be? In The Top Ten Distinctions between Winners and Whiners, Keith Cameron Smith reveals the secrets to becoming a winner in both your professional and personal life. Discover powerful exercises you can start immediately that will make a positive and lasting change in your life. Master the 10 vital principles and move past the status quo and up the ladder Create positive meaning and build relationships Hundreds of top producers from many network marketing companies as well as upper managers from several Fortune 500 companies are using The Top 10 Distinctions between Winners and Whiners to inspire their teams. Take responsibility for your success and steer clear of naysayers and negativity with The Top Ten Distinctions between Winners and Whiners.

Future-Proofing Your Business

by Troy Hazard

After years as a consultant to some of the world's biggest brands and having owned ten companies himself, Troy Hazard has learned crucial lessons on predicting potential business issues before you experience them. Now Troy offers you the skills to prepare your business for a better future. Along with his stories of what works, he also shares his experiences of what doesn't work. With a mix of entertaining real life extracts, client case studies, and personal experiences, Future Proofing Your Business offers potent and refined tools that have been road tested in real-world situations and aren't taught in business school. Learn how to turn obstacles into opportunities Break down business barriers created by bad belief systems Develop powerful leadership skills through stronger personal awareness Know if you're driving your business into the future or into the ground Discover how to make change a consciousness not just an action. Understand your future through a greater understanding of yourself All through the author's extensive experience in his own companies and as a consultant for major world brands Troy's philosophy on how to future-proof your business is anchored in one core belief: "Business happens in cycles. Your ability to manage these cycles successfully lies in how you interpret information from the past and deal with it in the present, to be more resilient through cycles of the future. " Troy Hazard (San Diego CA. ; www. troyhazard. com) has founded and nurtured ten businesses over two decades, turned around businesses that were experiencing enormous losses, and consulted to countless successful companies around the world. These business talents earned him international respect, so much so that he was elected by the world's foremost business leaders for the role of Global President of the Entrepreneurs' Organization. For over a decade Troy has been a host and regular guest on many national television and radio shows as a business commentator and a feature writer for magazines. More recently he has become a regular voice of authority on The Biz Television Network, the CBS Talk Radio Network, and the Business Talk Radio Network, and is a regular writer in publications across the country.

The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual

by Steven M. Bragg

The comprehensive guide for CFOs who need an overview of leadership basics from strategies to management improvement tips Filled with pragmatic insights and proactive strategies, The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual, Third Edition is destined to become your essential desktop companion. This thorough guidebook is filled with best practices to help you, as CFO, to improve efficiency, mitigate risks, and keep your organization competitive. Includes updated information on the relationship of the CFO with the Treasurer, registration statements and Fedwire payments, acquisitions integration, legal types of acquisitions, and government regulations Contains control flowcharts for the main accounting cycles Provides new chapters on Investor Relations and Risk Management for Foreign Exchange and Interest Rates Features an itemized list of the key tasks every new CFO should complete when first entering the position, a checklist of 100 performance measures, and a detailed discussion of employee compensation plans The reference CFOs and other financial managers can turn to for quick answers to questions they have as well as to help them plan their financial strategy, The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual, Third Edition is mandatory reading for every CFO wanting to play a strategic role in their organization.

Urban School Leadership

by Tom Payzant

This important book, written by educational expert and urban school leader, Tom Payzant, offers a realistic understanding of what urban school leadership looks like from the inside. Payzant shares his first-hand knowledge of the unique managerial, instructional, and political tasks of this role. Effectively combining practical lessons and research, Urban School Leadership includes in-depth analysis of various leadership concerns. The book covers topics such as improving student achievement, working with unions, building community, and maintaining and developing resources. Most importantly, it offers stories of real school leaders whose successes and missteps reveal the inherent "messiness" of this difficult job. Urban School Leadership is part of the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series. "This important book provides compelling examples of how effective leaders can have hope, see progress, and achieve success for all children in the schools and districts they lead. "-Richard Riley, former United States Secretary of Education "Tom Payzant is one of the few people who could provide such a comprehensive, useful book for educational leaders at all levels. This very practical book is grounded in the important experiences and impressive judgment of one of our nation's most successful school superintendents"-Jon Schnur, co-founder and CEO, New Leaders for New Schools "Tom Payzant is one of the finest urban educators of our generation. Urban School Leadership is compelling, crisp, and wise-providing a clear path for those dedicated to improving the trajectory of children's lives. "-Timothy F. C. Knowles, executive director, Center for Urban School Improvement, University of Chicago "Urban School Leadership is a must read for anyone interested in the landscape of urban public education in America. "-Beverly Hall, superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools

The Age of Deleveraging

by A. Gary Shilling

Top economist Gary Shilling shows you how to prosper in the slow-growing and deflationary times that lie aheadWhile many investors fear a rapid rise in inflation, author Gary Shilling, an award-winning economic forecaster, argues that the global economy is going through a long period of de-leveraging and weak growth, which makes deflation far more likely and a far greater threat to investors than inflation. Shilling explains in clear language and compelling logic why the world economy will struggle for several more years and what investors can do to protect and grow their wealth in the difficult times ahead. The investment strategies that worked for last 25 years will not work in the next 10 years. Shilling advises readers to avoid broad exposure to stocks, real estate, and commodities and to focus on high-quality bonds, high-dividend stocks, and consumer staple and food stocks.Written by one of today's best forecasters of economic trends-twice voted by Institutional Investor as Wall Street's top economistClearly explains what to invest in, what to avoid, and how to cope with a deflationary, slow-growth economyDemonstrates how Shilling has been consistently right about major economic trends since he began forecasting in the early 1980sFilled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this timely guide lays out a convincing case for why investors need to be prepared for a long period of weak growth and deflation-not inflation-and what you can do to prosper in the difficult times ahead.

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