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This bestselling text continues to provide a fresh approach to organisational change by linking it to the key drivers of creativity and innovation, but now contains improved coverage of approaches to change.<P><P> It explores change as a human and social process, looking at the vital role leadership, entrepreneurship and creativity play in change management, rather than viewing it as a series of systems and mechanisms. In doing so, it provides all the theoretical and practical understanding you will need as both a student of change and a future manager.<P> The second edition comes with access to a range of learning and revision aids online and is packed with cases and examples from around the globe. Visit the companion website today at www.uk.sagepub.com/dawson.
As a manager, you're sandwiched between the pressure of senior executives and the demands of your own staff members. The last thing you need is an unruly employee whose chronic "negaholic" attitude upsets your office applecart and affects the morale of your entire staff. Managing Difficult People gives you the tools you need to cope with all kinds of difficult employees. From sneaky slackers to resident office tormentors, this handy guide cuts to the chase, helping you identify and deal with specific personality types such as: # The Bully # The Complainer or Whiner # The Procrastinator # The Know-It-All # The Silent Type # The Social Butterfly # The "No People Skills" Person # The Rookie # The Overly Sensitive Person # The Manipulator It's time to take charge of all the difficult situations that come your way. Follow these positive, proactive guidelines for targeting telltale behaviors, and put an end to office strife once and for all!
God Gave You Emotions On Purpose! Our emotions play a vital role in living happy, healthy, successful lives. All emotions, from love and joy, to anger and fear, have an important part to play in understanding ourselves and others. They help us discover the wonders of this life as well as warn us when we are in danger. But this diversity of feelings is meant to complement our life, not determine it! In this life-transforming book, Joyce Meyer reveals powerful truths from God's Word that will help you learn to manage all of your emotions in the right direction. Through hilarious illustrations and real-life applications, Joyce delivers the keys to keeping your emotions in the proper place while allowing the Spirit of God to lead and direct you. Dynamic scriptural insights are included on topics such as: -How not to be led by feelings. -Co-dependency. -Forgiveness. -Mood swings. -Healing for damaged emotions. -Depression. -And much more! Don't allow your feelings to determine your destiny! Instead, manage your emotions to compliment and enhance your attitude for a joyful, victorious life!
This is a "what to do" book. It deals with the economic tasks that any business has to discharge for economic performance and economic results. It attempts to organize these tasks so that executives can perform them systematically, purposefully, with understanding, and with reasonable probability of accomplishment. It tries to develop a point of view, concepts and approaches for finding what should be done and how to go about doing it. This book draws on practical experience as a consultant to businesses of all kinds and sizes for a good many years. Everything in it has been tested and is being used today effectively in real businesses. There are illustrations of, and references to, concrete situations on almost every page-
Managing Human Resources prepares all future managers with a business understanding of human resource management skills. The non-functional HR approach used in this text also makes human resources relevant to anyone who has to deal with HR issues, even those who do not hold the title of manager. This edition contains up to 600 new references, a new set of cases that address HR in small businesses, and coverage on the global economic crisis and it's impact on HR.
India is now enmeshed in the deterrence game--actively with its traditional adversary Pakistan, and potentially with China. At the same time it is finding easier access to fissile materials and strategic technologies. In order to deal with these developments safely and wisely, the nation needs a much more sophisticated and multidisciplinary understanding of the strategic, technological, operational, and cost issues involved in nuclear matters.In this important book, Indian strategic analyst Verghese Koithara explains and evaluates India's nuclear force management, encouraging a broad public conversation that may act as a catalyst for positive change before the subcontinent experiences unthinkable carnage. The defense management system of a nuclear power absolutely needs to be sound and thorough. In addition to the considerable demands of managing its nuclear forces, it also must control conventional forces in a manner that forestalls nuclear escalation of a conflict by either side. Expanding and upgrading nuclear forces without enhancing deterrence is dangerous and should be avoided. India's nuclear force management system is grafted onto a woefully inadequate overall system of defense management.Koithara dissects all of these issues and suggests a way forward, drawing on recent developments in deterrence theory around the world.
A critical area of competitive advantage is the ability of organizations to lead rather than follow changes in the market. This means having the ability to roll out the right changes quickly and reliably in a way that delivers a return on investment. Managing Organizational Change brings together all the different roles and functions within an organization that a leader has to manage effectively to ensure successful and sustainable organizational change. Centred around the Cycle of Change Model, it provides a practical yet reflective overview of the four things you have to have (culture, capacity, commitment and capability) and the six things you have to do (direct, drive, deliver, prepare, propagate and profit). It explains which type of resources you need in order to achieve long term change, which tasks, roles and activities need to be in place and crucially, how to lead during a time of great unease. Managing Organizational Change will help you deliver better outcomes, reflect on what your organization needs to do better and ensure change is embedded throughout your organization.
Managing Quality provides a comprehensive review and critical analysis of quality management discourses and techniques by drawing on a number of management disciplines such as operations management, HRM, organizational behaviour, strategy, marketing and organization theory. The book: - introduces readers to key concepts and issues in quality management - provides an overview of both managerial and critical perspectives on quality management - presents the 'wisdom' of quality management gurus - documents the way quality is pursued in manufacturing, service and public sector organizations - compares and contrasts hard and soft technologies of quality management - critically reviews the rhetoric of TQM and business process re-engineering (BPR) - examines the consequences of quality on stakeholders - scrutinizes the language of quality management - documents the mundane nature of quality managemnt practices through the use of real life case studies Managing Quality is an up-to-date and student-centered treatment of quality management that will be essential reading for undergraduate students of operations and quality management. It will also be extremely relevant to all MBA students, and useful reading for students of HRM, organization theory and the sociology of organizations.
Contrary to the gospel of a century of management thinkers, the primary job of the manager is no longer to plan, organize, direct, or control, asserts management expert Leonard Greenhalgh. Instead, he argues, today's successful managers are primarily negotiators who are judged on their ability to foster, coach, protect, and support collaborative relationships -- and manage conflict -- with peers, workers, bosses, suppliers, customers, regulators, competitors, and stakeholders. In one of the most comprehensive analyses of business relationships ever written, Greenhalgh shows how relationships -- not technology or "know-how" -- are the foundation of the new extended enterprise. In immensely readable prose, he describes how companies have moved beyond adversarial relationships of command-and-control hierarchies to a new communal world in which internal networks of autonomous professionals and external networks of collaborating organizations compete against rival networks. In order to manage, managers must acquire a whole new set of negotiating skills, he argues. Traditional negotiating techniques promoted winning and self-interest, leaving a wake of bitterness and acrimony. Here Greenhalgh introduces for the first time a brilliant concept he calls "Commonwealth," which promotes ongoing relationships and the common interest. Using scores of detailed case studies and examples, he offers a set of cutting-edge tools managers can apply immediately to repair and improve relationships between people at all levels of responsibility, between groups, between organizations themselves, and between personalities involving gender differences. Timely, stimulating, and powerful, Managing Strategic Relationships is essential reading for every manager who hopes to succeed in the organization of today.
Since the first edition of 2001 it appears that we are dealing more and more with the unexpected, and not just in the form of news about terrorist attacks. Fires, floods, hurricanes, financial disasters, tornadoes and even the occasional volcano seem to be on the increase, with the result being a constant state of apprehension and, in the case of many organizations, sense of perpetual panic. Weick and Sutcliffe (organizational behavior and psychology, and management and organization, respectively, U. of Michigan Business School) update the text to reflect current conditions, laws, practices and policies as they get managers ready to expect the unexpected and plan accordingly. They admit that in real life everything can go wrong, but they do show models in which the unexpected is part of daily life, such as emergency rooms and airports, and how managers cope. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Why getting results should be every nonprofit manager's first priority A nonprofit manager's fundamental job is to get results, sustained over time, rather than boost morale or promote staff development. This is a shift from the tenor of many management books, particularly in the nonprofit world. Managing to Change the World is designed to teach new and experienced nonprofit managers the fundamental skills of effective management, including: managing specific tasks and broader responsibilities; setting clear goals and holding people accountable to them; creating a results-oriented culture; hiring, developing, and retaining a staff of superstars. Offers nonprofit managers a clear guide to the most effective management skills Shows how to address performance problems, dismiss staffers who fall short, and the right way to exercising authority Gives guidance for managing time wisely and offers suggestions for staying in sync with your boss and managing up This important resource contains 41 resources and downloadable tools that can be implemented immediately.
Managing your boss: Isn't that merely manipulation? Corporate cozying up? Not according to John Gabarro and John Kotter. In this handy guidebook, the authors contend that you manage your boss for a very good reason: to do your best on the job--and thereby benefit not only yourself but also your supervisor and your entire company. Your boss depends on you for cooperation, reliability, and honesty. And you depend on him or her for links to the rest of the organization, for setting priorities, and for obtaining critical resources. By managing your boss--clarifying your own and your supervisor's strengths, weaknesses, goals, work styles, and needs--you cultivate a relationship based on mutual respect and understanding. The result? A healthy, productive bond that enables you both to excel. Gabarro and Kotter provide valuable guidelines for building this essential relationship--including strategies for determining how your boss prefers to process information and make decisions, tips for communicating mutual expectations, and tactics for negotiating priorities. Thought provoking and practical, Managing Your Boss enables you to lay the groundwork for one of the most crucial working relationships you'll have in your career.
Want to take control of your finances once and for all? Managing Your Money All-in-One For Dummies combines expert money management with personal finance tips. From credit cards and insurance to taxes, investing, retirement, and more, seven mini-books show you how to improve your relationship with money -- no matter your age or stage of life.This easy-to-understand guide shows you how to assess your financial situation, calculate debt, prepare a budget, trim spending, boost your income, and improve your credit score. You'll find ways to run a money-smart household, reduce waste, and cut medical and transportation expenses as you tackle your debt head-on and develop good saving habits. You'll even get help choosing the right mortgage and avoiding foreclosure, saving for college or retirement, and determining your home-, car-, and life insurance needs. Discover how to:Take charge of your financesManage home and personal financesLower your taxes and avoid tax auditsPlan a budget and scale back on expensesDeal with debt and negotiate with creditorsSave and invest safely for college or retirementProtect your money and assets from fraud and identity theftEnsure a comfortable retirementPlan your estate and safeguard a will or trustManaging Your Money All-in-One For Dummies brings you seven great books for the price of one. Can you think of a better way to start managing your money wisely?
Dr. Mac has brought Brenna, Maggie, and Zoe to Florida to visit her friend Gretchen, a marine biologist who runs a manatee rescue center that's in desperate need of money. Brenna's immediately drawn to the endangered, gentle giants, and wants to do whatever she can to help them and the center. But is she causing trouble where she wants to help?
From the Book Jacket: ENDANGERED IN AMERICA More than 300 kinds of North American anil endangered or threatened - at risk of dyini are taking action to help them, sometimes success. These books present the stories oi animals, and of the efforts to save thei The Spotted Owl The Red Wolf The Black-Footed Ferret The Peregrine Falcon The Sea Otter The Manatee Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.
Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, behavior, and conservation of manatees, also known as sea cows.
From the Book jacket: These large, herbivorous marine mammals have calm, inquisitive natures that have endeared them to many. Curious legends are associated with manatees and dugongs, and they are central to many cultural traditions around the world. These remarkable animals are at risk throughout most of their range, from hunting, collisions with water craft, entanglement in fishing gear, habitat alteration, and disease. This up-to-date study examines their origins, life cycles, and present distribution, and discusses the problems facing conservationists in their efforts to protect these gentle giants. Discover the world's animals and the physical world in the World Life Library from Voyageur Press. This highly acclaimed series brings you the latest research from leading naturalists, along with stunning color photographs of your favorite animals and of our fascinating natural world.
The great famine of 1900 which had ravaged this part of the world. Set against the rural backdrop of Gujarat, it is the story of love between Kalu and Raju, but it is also the story of the hard and tragic life of the farmers in Indian villages.
In 1891, the British public was horrified to learn that Sherlock Holmes had perished in a deadly struggle with archcriminal Professor Moriarty. Then, to its amazement, he reappeared two years later. Nothing has been known of those missing years until Jamyang Norbu's discovery, in a rusting tin box in Darjeeling, a carefully wrapped manuscript.
Set in the Parisian intellectual society at the end of World War II, The Mandarins is the emotional odyssey of a woman torn between her inner desires and her public life.
CONTAINS TWO COMPLETE NOVELS!For the first time in a single volume, Peter F. Hamilton's acclaimed novels--Mindstar Rising and A Quantum Murder--set in a near-future so real it seems ripped from tomorrow's headlines In Mindstar Rising, Greg Mandel, gifted--or cursed--with biotechnology that makes him a living lie detector, is hired to investigate corporate espionage by Event Horizon, a powerful company about to introduce a technology that will solve the energy problems of a world decimated by global warming.Set two years later, A Quantum Murder once again teams Mandel with Event Horizon and its beautiful young owner, Julia Evans, in a locked-room mystery that combines the ingenuity of an Agatha Christie novel with cutting-edge speculative brilliance.Read together, these novels take on fresh depth and complexity, underscoring the magnitude of Peter F. Hamilton's creative talent.From the Trade Paperback edition.
This is the first book in the Mandie series. Mandie's father dies, and she finds out that she has an uncle. For grades 3-5.
For children 8-13, mystery adventures set in the North Carolina backwoods at the turn of the century. Mandie and her best friend return to the attic to investigate the mysterious old trunk and discover a set of old letters which include some important and exciting information. This is an AR reading book, and is number 5 in the Mandie series.
Learn to:Build your skills playing scalesPlay arpeggios with confidenceMaster chord forms and progressionsPractise makes perfect with this hands-on resource for mandolin players of all skill levelsFor mandolin players, practise makes perfect! Use this hands-on resource to get the most out of your practise sessions. Get hundreds of exercises in various keys and positions, use drills to help practise time, build your technique like a pro, practise scales and full-length pieces, and much more. Take your mandolin playing to the next level today!Get ready -- pick up an overview of the fundamentals, use exercises to limber up, and much moreExplore arpeggios -- dive into the major and minor arpeggios with triad patterns, then move on to major 7th and minor 7th patternsAll about chords -- practise major and minor inversions, and get groovy with major 7th chord inversionsGet on the scales -- start up with the major scales, then move on to mastering the minor scales with practise exercisesTips and tricks -- get tips to help you practise better, including using a metronome, playing with recordings, and moreOpen the book and find:A full review of the basics and reading musicWarm-ups specific to mandolin playersMajor and minor scale patternsPractise exercises for chords and scalesTips and exercises for connecting scale patternsTricks for chord progressions, along with practise notesTen tunes to practise everything at once
The fun and easy way to learn to play the mandolinThe newest addition to the highly successful Dummies instrument-instruction line, Mandolin For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on learning to play the mandolin. Following the time-tested Dummies format, Mandolin For Dummies provides a level of content and instruction greater than anything currently available.Mandolin For Dummies breaks down the fundamentals of this instrument and provides the resources you need to practice and improve your ability over time.Packed with individualized instruction on key mandolin-friendly musical styles, including Irish and Celtic, "old time" American music, blues, bluegrass, swing, and jazzFiles available via download provide audio tracks from the book and exercises so you can play along and build your skills -- almost 2 hours of music!Clear and useful photos and diagrams ensure you fret, strum, and pick with precisionIncludes a mandolin buying guide to help ensure you make the right purchasesTips on restringing mandolins and other DIY care and maintenance topicsIf you're an aspiring mandolin player, don't fret! Mandolin For Dummies has you covered.
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