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Superior companies are innovators, but it is not creativity alone that leads to increased market share, higher return on investment, or greater profit. Rather, success in business is ideas PLUS action. Bandrowski shows that the business objective of developing new ideas is not to find solutions for their own sake, but to seek new ways of viewing a business and therefore compete more effectively. Using hundreds of examples, the author develops a five-step plan that will help a senior manager create and implement a company-wide vision, or assist a division or department manager in setting a strategic direction for his or her unit.
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With roots planted firmly in the industrial age, the corporate ladder has been the metaphor used to describe the prevailing one-size-fits-all model for success. At its heart, the ladder is derived from inflexible, hierarchical, organization models in which prestige, individual rewards, information flow, power and influence are tied to the rung each employee occupies. Yet the workplace as we know it is in transition -- evolving away from the linear, one-size-fits-all model of the corporate ladder toward a multidimensional approach that Cathy Benko calls the corporate lattice.This book will serve to widen an organization's strategic lens, representing a fundamentally new way to work and run a company. It offers a framework to help senior leaders and HR directors harness the talent in their company in a way that provides a strategic advantage, not only for recruiting but also for achieving and maintain better individual performance.In the bestselling book Mass Career Customization (Harvard Business Press/2007), Cathy Benko and Deloitte provided the breakthrough MCC dashboard for understanding the important variables of individual employees' career-life profiles, but she also coined a new metaphor -- the corporate lattice -- as a way to think about the changed career landscape. This book delves much deeper into the power of the lattice for organizations, fully exploring its contours and applying it to real-life practice throughout a company.It explores how the corporate lattice model creates value by:1. Ensuring a flow of talent into and through the organization. 2. Increasing the efficiency of and return on organizational investments. 3. Improving financial and operating results through greater employee engagement.The three-part framework of the book presents specific ways managers and organizations can use The Corporate Lattice to manage talent, measure results, collaborate across teams, engage employees, and reor"
Darcy Malone can't quite believe she's let smooth-talking tycoon Trey Kent talk her into posing as his fiancée for a high-profile TV advertising campaign. In exchange for helping her establish her own business, Trey wants Darcy to act the adoring wife-to-be on and off screen, at least until the promotion is finished!Darcy may be a great businesswoman and is determined not to mix pleasure with business. Trouble is, with every sizzling on-screen kiss they share, Darcy's resolve weakens. Until deal, or no deal, she can't help but wish that Trey's passionate response isn't just for the cameras...!
Gay Hendricks and Kate Ludeman have been training top executives for more than twenty-five years. They have distilled the experience of the hundred wisest businessmen and -women they know into nuggets of just-in-time wisdom that take no more than a minute or two to read. You'll discover the twelve qualities of twenty-first-century leaders, how to make breakthrough decisions with intuitive ease, the visionary's ability to think twenty years down the line, how to spot and correct integrity problems in your organization, and how to create a mind-set of prosperity in yourself and your company. Drawing on insights and observations from legendary CEOs like Bob Galvin of Motorola and Ed McCracken of Silicon Graphics, The Corporate Mystic also offers spirited solutions to the day-in, day-out problems of business. You'll learn what these visionaries with their feet on the ground say about giving and receiving honest feedback, ending destructive turf battles, "high-firing" people who drain your energy, handling big wins and big losses, and protecting your creative think-time.
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The corporate mega-mergers of the 1980s and 1990s raise many troubling questions for social scientists and legal scholars. Do corporate globalism and the new, streamlined corporation help or hinder the development of civil society? Does the new power that increasingly deregulated businesses wield undermine the rights of citizens, or is this threat being exaggerated? Who has the authority to get things done in a corporation's name and who can be held legally responsible for a corporation's misbehavior? What role, if any, should the courts play in strengthening the rights of individuals who challenge the actions of big business? David Sciulli maps the legal limits of corporate power in our democratic society, and explores the role of the corporate judiciary in creating public policy. He argues that the judiciary must be more vigilant and act to curb corporate abuses. He demonstrates that when corporations exercise their private power in civil society, they are just as capable as the state of exercising it in ways that are dangerous, arbitrary, and challenge the basic institutional arrangements of society. Finally, Sciulli calls for sociologists to involve themselves more deeply in issues of corporate governance and commit their discipline to influencing the decisions of the courts.
A royal fortune Millionaire hotel magnate Evan Tyler will stop at nothing to get revenge. So when the perfect opportunity arises--a chance to have Elena Royal, the daughter of his biggest competitor--he doesn't think twice. Evan plans not only to seduce family secrets from the sexy hotel heiress, he also plans to enjoy every second of it! But when the affair ends, Evan is forced to choose between payback or more pleasure in Elena's bed. Could this shrewd businessman negotiate a way to have both?
Keep your corporation valid in the eyes of the IRS and courts If you've taken the time to turn your business into a corporation, chances are you'd like to see it stay that way. Your business card may say "incorporated," but if the courts and the IRS think differently, it's closing time. Meeting minutes are the primary paper trail of your corporation's legal life, so it's essential to know when and how to prepare these minutes. The Corporate Records Handbook provides all the forms and instructions you need to stay legal, including: Call of Meeting Meeting Participant List Notice of Meeting Certification of Mailing Acknowledgment of Receipt of Notice of Meeting Shareholder Proxy Meeting Summary Sheet Minutes of Annual Shareholders' Meeting Minutes of Special Shareholders' Meeting Minutes of Annual Directors' Meeting Minutes of Special Directors' Meeting Waiver of Notice of Meeting Approval of Corporate Minutes By Directors of Shareholders Cover Letter for Approval of Minutes of Paper Meeting Written Consent to Action Without Meeting The Corporate Records Handbook gives you the forms you need to keep required records, plus more than 75 additional resolutions -- both as tear-outs and on CD-ROM Forms Notice and Minutes Forms Meeting Summary Sheet Call of Meeting Meeting Participant List Notice of Meeting Acknowledgment of Receipt of Notice of Meeting Proxy Certification of Mailing Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders Minutes of Special Meeting of Shareholders Minutes of Annual Meeting of Directors Minutes of Special Meeting of Directors Waiver of Notice of Meeting Approval of Corporate Minutes by Directors or Shareholders Cover Letter for Approval of Minutes of Paper Meeting Written Consent to Action Without Meeting Standard Corporate Business Resolutions Authorization of Treasurer to Open and Use Accounts Authorization of Treasurer to Open and Use Specific Corporate Account(s) Authorization of Corporate Account and Designation of Authorized Signers Authorization of Rental of Safe Deposit Box Adoption of Assumed Name Board Approval of Proposed Contract Approval of Lease Purchase of Real Property Authorization of Sale of Real Property Delegation of Authority to Corporate Employee Director Ratification of Employeeís Acts Board Ratification of Contract Rescission of Authority of Employee Shareholder Ratification of Decisions or Acts Certification of Board or Shareholder Action Affidavit of Corporate Decision Making Acknowledgment Corporate Tax Resolutions S Corporation Tax Election S Corporation Shareholdersí Agreement Accumulation of Corporate Earnings Qualification of Shares Under Internal Revenue Code Section 1244 Approval of Independent Audit of Corporate Financial Records Approval of Corporate Tax Year Payment and Deduction of Organizational Expenses Resolutions to Amend Corporate Articles and Bylaws Approval of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation Approval of Restatement of Articles of Incorporation Amendment of Articles Form Approval of Amendment of Bylaws Corporate Hiring and Appointment Resolutions Approval of Hiring of Corporate Employee Approval of Bonuses and Salary Increases Shareholder Ratification of Employee Pay Approval of Independent Contractor Services Appointment of Corporate Officers Authorization of Payment for Attending Meetings Annual Director or Officer Stipend for Attendance at Meetings No Compensation for Attending Corporate Meetings Indemnification and Insurance for Directors and Officers Director Conflict-of-Interest Resolutions Board Approval of Transaction Benefiting a Director Directorsí Written Consent to Transaction Benefiting a Director Shareholder Approval of Transaction Benefiting a Director Shareholder Written Consent to Transaction Involving a Director Resolutions for Loans to the Corporation Authorization of Loan at Specific Terms Authorization of Maximum Loan on General Terms Unlimited Authorization of Loans for Business Needs Authorization of Line of Credit Authorization of Line of Credit ...
Keep your corporation valid in the eyes of the IRS and courts If you've taken the time to turn your business into a corporation, chances are you'd like to see it stay that way. Your business card may say "incorporated," but if the courts and the IRS think differently, it's closing time. Meeting minutes are the primary paper trail of your corporation's legal life, so it's essential to know when and how to prepare these minutes. The Corporate Records Handbook provides all the forms and instructions you need to stay legal, including: . Call of Meeting . Meeting Participant List . Notice of Meeting . Certification of Mailing . Acknowledgment of Receipt of Notice of Meeting . Shareholder Proxy . Meeting Summary Sheet . Minutes of Annual Shareholders' Meeting . Minutes of Special Shareholders' Meeting . Minutes of Annual Directors' Meeting . Minutes of Special Directors' Meeting . Waiver of Notice of Meeting . Approval of Corporate Minutes By Directors of Shareholders . Cover Letter for Approval of Minutes of Paper Meeting . Written Consent to Action Without Meeting The Corporate Records Handbook gives you the forms you need to keep required records, plus more than 75 additional resolutions to insert into your minutes. This edition has been updated to reflect the latest changes in the law. Forms are available to download at nolo.com.
Corporate Restructuring is a practical approach to rescuing troubled companies and driving underperforming companies to top performance. It combines proven restructuring strategies with rigorous theoretical analysis. This book explains how to set and achieve asset, staffing, sales and profit goals. Topics include diagnostic tools to identify the root cause of problems, the human dynamics that cause a company to thrive or wither, customer service and relationship marketing, customer intelligence systems, new product development, process mapping, continuous process improvement and re-engineering as well as integrating IT into corporate strategy. It is also discussed how to find the resources needed to keep a company alive during restructuring and how to use bankruptcy offensively and defensively. Corporate Restructuring emphasizes execution. All the restructuring theories in the world weigh less than a simple plan, well executed.
Today, corporations are expected to give something back to their communities in the form of charitable projects. In Corporate Social Responsibility, Philip Kotler, one of the world's foremost voices on business and marketing, and coauthor Nancy Lee explain why charity is both good P. R. and good for business. They show business leaders how to choose social causes, design charity initiatives, gain employee support, and evaluate their efforts. They also provide all the best practices and cutting-edge ideas that leaders need to maximize their contributions to social causes and do the most good. With personal stories from twenty-five business leaders from socially responsible companies, this is the bible for today's good corporate citizen.
While public relations offers numerous assets for organization-stakeholder relationship building and for ethical corporate social responsibility and sustainability communication, it also faces challenges linked to negative perceptions of the profession which can lead to accusations of "greenwashing." This innovative book critically explores the growing, complex and sometimes contradictory connections among public relations, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. This book advocates a postmodern insider-activist role for public relations which can transform organizations into moral places committed to people, planet, and profit. By amplifying voices of nearly 100 for-profit and nonprofit professionals, and using hermeneutic phenomenological theme analyses of CSR/Sustainability reports and websites, this book invokes public relations, postmodern and critical theories to empower public relations professionals to transform organizations into ethical, authentic and transparent actors in the public sphere. It is essential reading for scholars, educators and enquiring professionals working in public relations, corporate communication, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Many corporate tax systems lack structure. Focusing on structural defects and how they are addressed in practice, this comprehensive and comparative analysis of corporate tax systems uses a conceptual framework to illustrate and analyse the many difficult issues corporations pose. This framework is enhanced by the examination of a large body of legal rules and practical considerations which demonstrate how corporate tax systems work in practice. While adopting a broad comparative approach, the analysis also drills down into the detail of influential corporate tax systems in order to illustrate the major issues they face and the options available to them.
REA's Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a lasting reference source for students, teachers, and professionals. Corporate Taxation covers principles in business taxation, corporate taxation, taxation of capital gains, compensation, and corporate reorganizations.
The Corporate University Workbook gives you everything you need to create effective, systematic, learning infrastructure within your organization. As a result, you will develop employees who are capable of adapting to rapid changes and who deliver the results your business needs! This resource offers a dynamic combination of practical methodology, best practices, and step-by-step guidance. The Workbook and its companion website are filled with the tools, templates, and activities you need to develop and implement a corporate university. Build a corporate university in your organization and develop human talent in an effective and measurable manner. The Corporate University Workbook will help create a highly effective corporate university that willIdentify your organization's competencies and skillsDevelop the specific development programs with internal or external formal training, experiential learning, and coaching Encourage the growth of informal learning communitiesFoster networking and the exchange of learningHelp you build learning into the work processDisseminate and increase knowledgeHelp employees develop strong career choices and skillsAnticipate the skills, competencies, and abilities your organization will need in the future
Some have claimed that ?War is too important to be left to the generals,? but P. W. Singer asks ?What about the business executives? Breaking out of the guns-for-hire mold of traditional mercenaries, corporations now sell skills and services that until recently only state militaries possessed. Their products range from trained commando teams to strategic advice from generals. This new ?Privatized Military Industry? encompasses hundreds of companies, thousands of employees, and billions of dollars in revenue. Whether as proxies or suppliers, such firms have participated in wars in Africa, Asia, the Balkans, and Latin America. More recently, they have become a key element in U. S. military operations. Private corporations working for profit now sway the course of national and international conflict, but the consequences have been little explored. In this book, Singer provides the first account of the military services industry and its broader implications. Corporate Warriors includes a description of how the business works, as well as portraits of each of the basic types of companies: military providers that offer troops for tactical operations; military consultants that supply expert advice and training; and military support companies that sell logistics, intelligence, and engineering. The privatization of warfare allows startling new capabilities and efficiencies in the ways that war is carried out. At the same time, however, Singer finds that the entrance of the profit motive onto the battlefield raises a series of troubling questions'for democracy, for ethics, for management, for human rights, and for national security.
From Erin Brockovich to Enron, whistleblowers who "challenge abuses of power that betray the public trust" have proven to be an unfortunate necessity in modern business culture. Their efforts to report crimes, fraud, and dangers to public health and safety have saved millions of lives and billions of dollars of shareholder value - and had we heeded the warnings of whistleblowers, perhaps disasters such as the Bernie Madoff scandal and the Lehman Brothers meltdown could have been averted. Recent federal legislation in finance and health reform have cemented legal protections and mechanisms for whistleblowing. This book provides a thorough guide and history to the whistleblower's legal rights. The ultimate survival guide, it provides advice on getting help and finding allies, warns that retaliation is often the reward for "committing the truth" and shows how to weather the storm. With extensive legal texts, sample letters, resources, and information on upcoming whistleblower reforms, this is the ultimate source on the subject.
From bank bailouts and corporate scandals to the financial panic of 2008 and its lingering effects, corporate governance in America has been wracked with crises. Amid a weakening system of checks and balances in which corporate executives have little incentive to protect shareholder interests, U.S. corporations are growing larger and more irresponsible at the same time. But dependence on corporate profit was crucial to the early republic's growth, success, and security: despite protests that incorporated business was an inefficient and potentially corrupting system, U.S. state governments chartered more corporations per capita than any other nation--including Britain--effectively making the United States a "corporation nation." Drawing on legal and economic history, Robert E. Wright traces the development and decline of corporate institutions in America, connecting today's financial failures to deteriorating corporate law.In the nineteenth century, checks and balances kept managerial interests aligned with those of stockholders, and public opinion grew supportive as corporations raised billions of dollars to finance infrastructure such as transportation networks, financial systems, and manufacturing operations. But many of these checks and balances were dismantled after the Civil War, allowing leeway for the managerial malfeasance that spiraled into economic crisis in the twenty-first century. Bolstered with archival and original data, including the first complete count of American business corporations before the Civil War, Corporation Nation makes a compelling argument for improved internal governance and more effective external government regulation.
They've died for the companies more times than they can remember. Now they must fight to live for themselves.Sentient machines work, fight and die in interstellar exploration and conflict for the benefit of their owners - the competing mining corporations of Earth. But sent over hundreds of light-years, commands are late to arrive and often hard to enforce. The machines must make their own decisions, and make them stick.With this new found autonomy come new questions about their masters. The robots want answers. The companies would rather see them dead.The Corporation Wars: Dissidence is an all-action, colorful space opera giving a robot's-eye view of a robot revolt.
NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED The Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling that corporations are people eliminated campaign finance restrictions and dramatically increased corporate power--but attorney Jeff Clements shows how you can fight back. Clements explains the strange history of how the Supreme Court came to embrace a concept that flies in the face of not only all common sense but most of American legal history as well. He shows how unfettered corporate rights will affect public health, energy policy, the environment, and the justice system. In this new edition, Clements details Citizens United's ongoing destructive effects--for example, Chevron was able to spend $1.2 million to influence a single local election in a city of 100,000 people. But he also describes the growing movement to reverse the ruling--since the first edition, 16 states, 160 members of Congress, and 500 cities and towns have called for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. And in a new chapter, Clements shows how--state by state and community by community--Americans are using new strategies and tools to renew democracy and curb unbalanced corporate power.
Explorees the cultural origins and psychological aspects of body identity disorders. Discusses the influence of contemporary virtual and cyberspace imagery on self-image. Draws on author's professional experience largely dedicated to exploring disorders wherein body identity is the chosen field for communication and exchange. Re-examines such illnesses as anorexia, bulimia, body dysmorphic disorder, and others
The outcomes of campaigns in the Civil War often depended on top generals having the right corps commanders in the right place at the right time. Mutual trust and respect between generals and their corps commanders, though vital to military success, was all too rare: Corps commanders were often forced to exercise considerable discretion in the execution of orders from their generals, and bitter public arguments over commanders' performances in battle followed hard on the heels of many major engagements. Controversies that arose during the war around the decisions of corps and army commanders-such as Daniel Sickles's disregard of George Meade's orders at the Battle of Gettysburg-continue to provoke vigorous debate among students of the Civil War. Corps Commanders in Blue offers eight case studies that illuminate the critical roles the Union corps commanders played in shaping the war's course and outcome. The contributors examine, and in many cases challenge, widespread assumptions about these men while considering the array of internal and external forces that shaped their efforts on and off the battlefield. Providing insight into the military conduct of the Civil War, Corps Commanders in Blue fills a significant gap in the historiography of the war by offering compelling examinations of the challenges of corps command in particular campaigns, the men who exercised that command, and the array of factors that shaped their efforts, for good or for ill.
When an accident leaves teenage cousins Meline and Jocelyn parentless, they come to live with their unknown and eccentric Uncle Marten on his private island. They soon discover that the island has a history as tragic as their own: it was once an air force training camp, led by a mad commander whose crazed plan to train pilots to fly airplanes without instruments sent eleven pilots to their deaths. Jocelyn, Meline, and Uncle Marten are soon joined on this island of wrecked planes and wrecked men by an elderly Austrian housekeeper, a very mysterious butler, a cat, and a dog. But to Jocelyn and Meline, being in a strange new place around strange new people only underscores the fact that the world they once knew has ended. Told in the alternating voices of four characters dealing with grief in different ways, Polly Horvath's new novel is a rich and complicated story about loss and the possibility -- and impossibility -- of beginning again.
GET AS FIT AS A MARINEFor almost three decades as a U.S. Marine, Master Gunnery Sergeant Paul Roarke rigorously designed and tested a unique system to achieve and maintain a level of physical fitness that kept him battle-ready when he was away from hard-core Marine PT-Corps Strength.Now, Master Gunz takes his tried-and-true regimen from the barracks to the backyard, showing you how to rapidly transform your body-the Master Gunny way. The best aspects of many training methods are incorporated into this program, including the Marine Corps staples, in-gym training and outdoor sports, such as: Pull-ups Push-ups Kettlebell Lifts Mountain Biking Boxing Backpacking Swimming Spinning Weighted-Vest RunsWhether you're a 20-year-old soldier in Kandahar or a 60-year-old grandpa in Kansas City, Master Gunny Roarke's Corps Strength can get you in the best shape of your life for the rest of your life. This is real fitness for real people.
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