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That S Not How We Do It Here

Author : John Kotter
ISBN : 9780399563959
Genre : Business & Economics
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What’s the worst thing you can hear when you have a good idea at work? “That’s not how we do it here!” In their iconic bestseller Our Iceberg Is Melting, John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber used a simple fable about penguins to explain the process of lead­ing people through major changes. Now, ten years later, they’re back with another must-read story that will help any team or organization cope with their biggest challenges and turn them into exciting opportunities. Once upon a time a clan of meerkats lived in the Kalahari, a region in southern Africa. After years of steady growth, a drought has sharply reduced the clan’s resources, and deadly vulture attacks have increased. As things keep getting worse, the har­mony of the clan is shattered. The executive team quarrels about possible solutions, and sugges­tions from frontline workers face a soul-crushing response: “That’s not how we do it here!” So Nadia, a bright and adventurous meerkat, hits the road in search of new ideas to help her trou­bled clan. She discovers a much smaller group that operates very differently, with much more teamwork and agility. These meerkats have developed innova­tive solutions to find food and evade the vultures. But not everything in this small clan is as perfect as it seems at first. Can Nadia figure out how to combine the best of both worlds—a large, disciplined, well-managed clan and a small, informal, inspiring clan—before it’s too late? This book distills Kotter’s decades of experi­ence and award-winning research to reveal why organizations rise and fall, and how they can rise again in the face of adversity. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Business & Economics

We The Drowned

Author : Carsten Jensen
ISBN : 9781409090762
Genre : Fiction
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In 1848 a motley crew of Danish sailors sets sail from the small island town of Marstal to fight the Germans. Not all of them return - and those who do will never be the same. Among them is the daredevil Laurids Madsen, who promptly escapes again into the anonymity of the high seas. Spanning four generations, two world wars and a hundred years, We, The Drowned is an epic tale of adventure, ruthlessness and passion.
Category: Fiction

Autobiography Of A Yogi Pb Grk

Author : Paramahansa Yogananda
ISBN : 0876121296
Genre : Religion
File Size : 46.58 MB
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Selected as "One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the 20th Century," Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into over 20 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a spiritual classic. It reads like an adventure story while answering questions about religion, God, existence, yoga, higher consciousness, and the challenges of daily spiritual living. It is a book for people of all faiths - anyone yearning to know what life is truly all about. Self Realization Fellowship's editions, and non others, incorporate all of the author's significant revisions to the text of the 1946 first edition.
Category: Religion

Help The Helper

Author : Kevin Pritchard
ISBN : 9781101601457
Genre : Business & Economics
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“The real lessons of teamwork don’t happen on camera. They happen behind the closed doors of locker rooms and team meetings and practice facilities. Kevin and John open those closed doors. All you need to do is get reading!” —Larry Bird “Help the helper” is a basketball motto preached by some of the sport’s legendary coaches, including Dean Smith and Phil Jackson. All good players know they should support a teammate who’s under pressure. But the true greats know how to take it one step further. They fill the gaps left behind when one teammate goes to help another—gaps that are often far from the bas­ket and out of the spotlight. The true greats step up in quiet ways to make sure no subtle holes develop on defense and no opportunities are missed on offense. Help the Helper will show you how to put this level of teamwork to work in your business, to build a cul­ture that recognizes and rewards those who help the helper—even when they don’t have sexy statistics. In the process, it will teach you how to de-emphasize the CEO/quarterback/superstar and effectively redefine leadership. You’ll learn, for instance, how to: Create a dynasty of unselfishness. Manage energy, not people. Eat obstacles for breakfast. Act like an “unleader.” Consider how it works in the hospitality industry. In a great restaurant you don’t have to wait for your server to check on you; your needs are taken care of instantaneously, sometimes before you notice them. Everyone from the busboy to the maître d’ has one goal: the success of the team. Such coordination seems complicated for a small eatery, nearly impossible for a large organization. But it’s easier than you think. For a combined forty years, Pritchard and Eliot have focused on building high-performing groups. They’ve crushed Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-Hour Rule, logging upward of 50,000 hours studying the factors that create champions and dynasties, from the NBA and Major League Baseball to the Fortune 500. Exhaustive testing, scouting, and evaluating have taught them that truly special teams in all fields have one common denominator: a willingness to do what­ever it takes to help the helper. Drawing on true and inspirational stories from sports to medicine to business, Help the Helper shows what’s behind the curtain that fuels great team performance.
Category: Business & Economics

The Fourth Factor

Author : Linda Ford
ISBN : 9781598584707
Genre : Business & Economics
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Manage the 800 pound Gorilla- your corporate culture-or it will manage you! Editorial Reviews "Culture matters. What Ford calls the fourth factor is at least as important as products, customers, and cash in getting results and generating shareholder value. Any executive who wants to successfully manage culture should heed the practical advice Ford provides." -Jonathan Schwartz, CEO, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Ford's wonderful new book on the Gorilla of corporate culture is brilliantly practical, carefully thought out, and clearly written. To mix metaphors, the blind men (and women) can finally begin to see the sides of the elephant when it comes to culture." -Michele Bolton, Author of The Third Shift "Ford has done a great job of creating a book that allows leaders at all levels of the organization to lead more effectively by understanding and managing culture. A must read for executives!" -Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Book Description Corporate culture is the 800 pound Gorilla in your organization-it does whatever it wants to. You can't ignore it. If you focus only on managing products, customers, and cash, leaving the fourth factor- culture-to take care of itself, your culture may undermine your success in the first three. Managing the fourth factor is crucial to any leader's success and this book will show you how to do that. Failure to manage corporate culture can result in - Inability to change strategic directions more quickly than your competition - A failed merger or joint venture - The isolation of functional silos in the organization. Most executives hate dealing with culture because they don't know how to manage or measure it, let alone change it. So they focus on managing products, customers, and cash, leaving the fourth factor-culture-to take care of itself. All too often, the neglected fourth factor undermines success in the first three. A successful culture provides a competitive advantage that is virtually impossible to duplicate. This will be increasingly important as the global talent shortage becomes more severe. Statisticians estimate that in 2008, approximately 12 million experienced workers will leave the workforce and only 3.5 million new workers will enter the workforce. Your organization needs to be able to attract and retain talent in that market. Managing culture is vital to your ability to do that. Understanding how culture maintains and reproduces itself is the key to managing culture. Dr. Ford provides plenty of real-world examples and specific behaviors to make culture real and visible. And she deals specifically with the pragmatics of managing culture change. In this engaging, practical look at organizations, you'll learn how to take charge of your destiny by managing the fourth factor. Dr. Ford takes culture from a soft, nebulous concept that can't be managed to a strategic asset that must be managed. More Editorial Reviews "Ford has finally provided an answer to every CEOs question: "We've tried everything and the problem persists. What's wrong?" Read The Fourth Factor, and you'll pick up that missing organizational link." -George W. Kessinger, CEO, Goodwill Industries International "This is an important work on a significant subject for serious leaders who want to grow extraordinary organizations. Dr. Ford elaborates with clarity and wisdom about the power of culture in any environment." -Nido R. Qubein, Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Company, President, High Point University About the Author Maverick, entrepreneur, catalyst, leader, sage advisor, change agent. Dr. Linda Ford is all of these. Linda is committed to helping senior executives manage the fourth factor-culture. She consults and speaks on improving business performance. After twenty five years in Silicon Valley, Linda is back home in Texas. She lives in Austin with her cat, Lizzie.
Category: Business & Economics

Transitions In Nursing E Book

Author : Esther Chang
ISBN : 9780729580823
Genre : Medical
File Size : 49.76 MB
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New edition of the essential text for senior nursing students transitioning to professional nursing practice. Now in its third edition, the popular Transitions in Nursing continues to recognise the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace. This third edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. Also new to this new edition of Transitions in Nursing are two new chapters on Clinical Leadership and Continuing Competence for Practice. This new content reflects recent changes in Australian clinical practice, policies, procedures and National Registration requirements for nurses. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students’ and nurses’ interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice. • Consistent pedagogical features in each chapter, including: o Learning Objectives o Key Words o Introduction o Activities in body of the text o Conclusion o Short Case Studies followed by Reflective questions o Recommended Readings for further exploration of issues o Updated References
Category: Medical

Author : Stephen King
ISBN : 9606204847
Genre : Authors, American
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The Right Fights Back Playbook 2012 Politico Inside Election 2012

Author : Mike Allen
ISBN : 9780679645078
Genre : Political Science
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Two of America’s most perceptive political reporters join forces for an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the race for the White House in POLITICO’s Playbook 2012, a series of four instant digital books on the 2012 presidential election. The first edition, The Right Fights Back, follows the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. The battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination promises to be one of the most hotly contested and closely fought in recent memory, as establishment Republicans, Tea Party favorites, and dark horse insurgents vie to take on President Obama in the November election. In The Right Fights Back, Mike Allen, chief White House correspondent for POLITICO, and Evan Thomas, the award-winning journalist and author of Robert F. Kennedy and The War Lovers, chronicle the dramatic events of this historic campaign as it unfolds. With exclusive real-time reporting from the campaign trail, The Right Fights Back provides detail, color, and in-depth analysis that take readers beyond the hourly headlines and commentary. From the role of Super PACS and conservative interest groups to the clashes of personality and policy that will define the race to capture the GOP nomination, this is a history-as-it-happens account of the resurgent American right at the crossroads.
Category: Political Science

All The Rage

Author : Courtney Summers
ISBN : 9781250021922
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Bustle, Book Riot, Chicago Public Library, Quill and Quire, and the B&N Teen Blog! The sheriff's son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything-friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy's only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn't speak up. Nobody believed her the first time-and they certainly won't now-but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear. With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, Courtney Summers' new novel All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women in a culture that refuses to protect them.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

May I Cultivate You

Author : Phillip E Perdue
ISBN : 9780991287710
Genre : Business & Economics
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Whether you are a professional fundraiser, thinking of becoming one, or are in recovery, May I Cultivate You? has something for you. This book is NOT about fundraising. It is about being a fundraiser. It is a light-hearted look at the humor, irony and folly we all find in this noble profession. These are the things you can never say out loud, but can read and enjoy while making a tsk noise. Most importantly, this book tells you: You are not alone!
Category: Business & Economics