Business & Economics

Beyond Performance

Beyond Performance

Author: Scott Keller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118024621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 494

The secret of achieving and sustaining organizational excellencerevealed In an ever-changing world where only a third of excellentorganizations stay that way over the long term, and where evenfewer are able to implement successful change programs, leaders arein need of big ideas and new tools to thrive. In BeyondPerformance, McKinsey & Company's Scott Keller and ColinPrice give you everything you need to build an organization thatcan execute in the short run and has the vitality to prosperover the long term. Drawing on the most exhaustive research effort of its kind onorganizational effectiveness and change management, Keller andPrice put hard science behind their big idea: that the health of anorganization is equally as important as its performance. In thebook's foreword, management guru Gary Hamel refers to this notionas "a new manifesto for thinking about organizations." The authors illustrate why copying management best practicesfrom other companies is more dangerous than helpful Clearly explains how to determine the mutually reinforcingcombination of management practices that best fits yourorganization's context Provides practical tools to achieve superior levels ofperformance and health through a staged change process: aspire,assess, architect, act, and advance. Among these are new techniquesfor dealing with those aspects of human behavior that are seeminglyirrational (and therefore confound even the smartest leaders), yetentirely predictable Ultimately, building a healthy organization is an intangibleasset that competitors copy at their peril and that enables you toskillfully adapt to and shape your environment faster thanothers—giving you the ultimate competitive advantage.
Business & Economics

Leading Organizations

Leading Organizations

Author: Scott Keller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472946874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 383

Every year, over 10,000 business books are published-and that's before you add in the hundreds of thousands of articles, blogs, and video lectures that are produced. Leaders can't possibly hope to digest it all, and writers increasingly sensationalize and spin their ideas in order to be noticed. The result? Put quite simply, the field of management thinking is in danger of losing the plot. In this new book, Scott Keller and Mary Meaney-Senior Partners at McKinsey & Company, the world's preeminent management consultancy-cut to the chase by answering the 10 most important and timeless questions that every leader needs to answer in order to maximize the performance and health of their organization. What's more, the authors recognize that great leaders may not have time for long-winded business books. In Leading Organizations, answers are kept to the essentials-hard facts, counter-intuitive insights, and practical steps-all presented in an accessible and highly visual format. If there's one essential business book you should read-ever-it's this one.
Juvenile Nonfiction

So, You Want to Be a Dancer?

So, You Want to Be a Dancer?

Author: Laurel van der Linde

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781582704500

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 763

A comprehensive guide to pursuing a career in the world of dance profiles jobs ranging from professional dancer and choreographer to technical director and costume designer, incorporating tips by industry insiders and inspiring stories by young people. Simultaneous and eBook.

Dynamic Governance

Dynamic Governance

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789814475402

Category:

Page:

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Civil service

Personnel Literature

Personnel Literature

Author: United States. Office of Personnel Management. Library

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293008298089

Category: Civil service

Page:

View: 706

Computers

Microsoft Windows Server Administration Essentials

Microsoft Windows Server Administration Essentials

Author: Tom Carpenter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118016862

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 659

Covers the concepts and fundamentals of Microsoft Windows server with information on such topics as active directory, group policy, installation, storage, and remote access.
Music

Kindling the Spark

Kindling the Spark

Author: Joanne Haroutounian

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198035510

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 224

Gathering perspectives of musical talent from the psychological, musical, and educational fields, Kindling the Spark is the only single sourcebook that defines musical talent and provides practical strategies for identifying and nurturing it. Joanne Haroutounian uses her experience as teacher, researcher, and parent to clarify central issues concerning talent recognition and development in a way that will easily appeal to a wide audience. The book describes the different stages of development in musical training, including guidelines for finding a suitable teacher at different levels, social and psychological aspects that impact musical training, and research on talent development by ages and stages from infancy and preschool years through the teen years. An important feature of the book are "sparkler exercises" designed to provoke observable talent behavior in home, school, and studio settings. The book also includes an Appendix of Resources which lists books, media, organizations, and specialized schools that offer additional information on musical talent, identification, and development. For music educators in both public school and private studio settings--as well as for parents and their musically inclined children--Kindling the Spark provides an invaluable summary of the research on talent and a wealth of resources for developing it.
United States

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2000: Related agencies

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2000: Related agencies

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C059083678

Category: United States

Page: 2322

View: 295

Political Science

Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis

Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis

Author: Marleen Brans

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317337461

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

View: 577

This Handbook presents the first comprehensive study of policy analytical practices in comparative perspective. It explores emerging developments and innovations in the field and advances knowledge of the nature and quality of policy analysis across different countries and at different levels of government by all relevant actors, both inside and outside government, who contribute to the diagnosis of problems and the search for policy solutions. Handbook chapters examine all aspects of the science, art and craft of policy analysis. They do so both at the often-studied national level, and also at the less well-known level of sub-national and local governments. In addition to studying governments, the Handbook also examines for the first time the practices and policy work of a range of non-governmental actors, including think tanks, interest groups, business actors, labour groups, media, political parties and non-profits. Bringing together a rich collection of cases and a renowned group of scholars, the Handbook constitutes a landmark study in the field.
Education

Action and Reflection in Teacher Education

Action and Reflection in Teacher Education

Author: Gareth Rees Harvard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0893918970

Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 737

Throughout the world, teacher education is once more in the spotlight. This book focuses on recent trends and experiences in England and Wales, where external pressures have caused tension between the technician model of teacher education, in which teachers learn primarily on the job alongside colleagues, and traditional forms of teacher education based in higher education institutions. This tension superficially replicates an old dichotomy between practice and theory. The contributors to this volume reflect on ideas and attempts to integrate theory and practice. Key questions and themes recur: the balance and relationship between work done in school on the job and work away from the workplace, such as in universities; teacher education as a partnership activity; and the need to critically examine the institutional, cultural, and historical context in which they work.
Business & Economics

Reshaping Retail

Reshaping Retail

Author: Stefan Niemeier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118698884

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 340

The modern retail system has worked to dazzling effect. From the 19th century, store owners emerged from small beginnings to set in train an industry that has seen some operators become nationally, even globally, dominant. Along the way, they turned retailing into an art, and then a science. Now retailers in emerging markets appear to be repeating the story all over again, except on a scale and at a speed beyond anything we have seen before. Given all of this, it can be hard for those who work in retailing to accept that the industry as we know it is living on borrowed time, on the brink of transformation. There is now an urgency with which conventional store-based retailers must now act and the extent of the challenges this change represents in strategic, organizational, and above all, technological terms. Reshaping Retail sets out the driving causes, current trends and consequences of a transformation in retail triggered by technology. The changes go far beyond making items available for sale on the internet. Starting by briefly setting the historical and business system contexts for retail and describe the role that technology has played in the creation of modern retail it then explains the underlying technological drivers behind the current revolution – radical changes in the capacity of both hardware and software, mobile telecommunications changes and the advances of the Internet. Ultimately, success will hinge on more than competence; it will come down to a way of thinking. Customer-centricity will need to be valued not just by the store owner, as in the past, but also by all employees in the organization. It will need to become embedded in their daily tasks. The same applies to technology, which must be at the center of the organization and recognized as such by everyone. With a combination of extensive desk and field research, interviews with leading retailers and technologists, together with the real world experience of practitioners in this area, Reshaping Retail will inspire and help store retailers to make the necessary transformation now to win in the new consumer driven world.
Computers

Risk Management Solutions for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 IT Compliance

Risk Management Solutions for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 IT Compliance

Author: John S. Quarterman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471793090

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 673

Examines how risk management security technologies must preventvirus and computer attacks, as well as providing insurance andprocesses for natural disasters such as fire, floods, tsunamis,terrorist attacks Addresses four main topics: the risk (severity, extent,origins, complications, etc.), current strategies, new strategiesand their application to market verticals, and specifics for eachvertical business (banks, financial institutions, large and smallenterprises) A companion book to Manager's Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act(0-471-56975-5) and How to Comply with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404(0-471-65366-7)