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Think One Team

Author : Graham Winter
ISBN : 9780730376934
Genre : Business & Economics
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Every day around the world, thousands of organisations irritate customers, frustrate employees and lose countless opportunities because of one simple reason: they don’t think and act as one team. Sound familiar? Sydney, Australia. At O’Donnell’s Jelly Bean Company, life isn’t so sweet. Between communication breakdown, staff turnover and the dreaded ‘silo’ syndrome, morale is at an all-time low and the company’s outlook is grim. How will the staff at O’Donnell’s overcome these hurdles to unite and save the company? In Think One Team, Graham Winter weaves a fun and engaging business fable into a practical model that unlocks the power of teamwork across boundaries, empowering organisations to realise the possibilities that come from thinking and acting as one team. This book will inspire and guide you and your colleagues to: share the big picture not pursue separate agendas share the reality not avoid and deny share the air not stifle communication share the load not protect your own turf share the wins and losses not play I win, you lose. An enjoyable tale of jelly beans and a company overcoming crisis, Think One Team is a must-read for anyone who wants his or her organisation to perform at its highest level.
Category: Business & Economics

Things To Do When You Re On A Long Trip Waiting Around Or Just Plain Bored

Author : Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781475906370
Genre : Self-Help
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Have you gone on a long trip where you have gotten bored while traveling or waiting in an airport or bus or train station? Do you need a quick pickup to help in your job search? Have you wondered how to pass the time and amuse yourself, when you can’t use your cell phone, read, or listen to music? THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU ARE ON A LONG TRIP, WAITING AROUND, OR JUST PLAIN BORED is the perfect antidote. It features a variety of fun and creative things you can do in your imagination or by being more perceptive, speaking, or interacting with others. Activities range from interesting things to think about and imagine to mind games to enjoy with yourself and others, and more. The chapters include these topics: • Ways to relax • Enjoy yourself and be happy • Work out any problems and challenges • Exercise your imagination • Go on eating adventures • How to see and perceive more • Increase your creativity • Experience some fun games • Experiment with brain building exercises • Play some guessing games • Discover your psychic abilities • Make plans for the future • Improve your memory • Decide what to do about something • Practice and improve your skills in your mind • Listen and enjoy what you listen to more • Create your own experiences • And much, much more.
Category: Self-Help

Think Again

Author : Jeffrey L. Nischwitz
ISBN : 1590317378
Genre : Law
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The author takes a fresh look at specific ways to create a client-centric law firm and deliver exceptional client service by differentiating a law firm from other firms, and the specific skills and strategies needed to build effective and productive relationships that result in successful business development. The book provides practical ideas and tactics for addressing the key areas of a law firm-- managing, leading, team building and compensation, client service, and new business development. Writing in an engaging and witty but no-nonsense style, the author speaks directly to the reader, cutting through the stereotypes and misconceived notions that haunt the legal profession and coaching the lawyer to reach beyond the norm.
Category: Law

Think New York

Author : Hilary Lewis
ISBN : 1920744746
Genre : Architecture
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The emotional and complex legacy of September 11, 2001, made the efforts to rebuild the World Trade Center site an unprecedented challenge for the architecture profession. What ensued at Ground Zero was to be an amalgam of programmatic, urbanistic, design and political elements, produced in a charged atmosphere - with the world watching. This book chronicles the work of one team of designers. THINK, a collaboration of four distinguished principals: Shigeru Ban, Ken Smith, Frederic Schwartz and Rafael Vinoly, was a finalist in the master planning competition. From each designer's immediate response to the loss of the Twin Towers, to the team's work for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's Innovative Design Study, this book covers the eighteen month period between the attacks and the selection of a master plan in February 2003.
Category: Architecture

Raising Sensitive Issues In A Team

Author : Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
ISBN : 9781118155004
Genre : Business & Economics
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Have you ever wondered how to deal with a sensitive issue within your team? For example, how do you raise the issue that the women rarely get listened to? How do you bring up your observation that the team members from Marketing always dominate the meetings? This guidebook focuses on ways to determine whether to raise such an issues in a team meeting--and if so, how.
Category: Business & Economics

Leadership New And Revised

Author : Peter Koestenbaum
ISBN : 9780787964726
Genre : Business & Economics
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It has been more than a decade since the first edition of PeterKoestenbaum's landmark book Leadership: The Inner Side ofGreatness was published. Since that time world events havecaused a dramatic shift in how we think about our lives and ourwork. Now we grapple with the fundamental questions. How can welive a courageous life and manage anxiety? Is it possible to reachgreater heights of ethics and responsibility? Peter Koestenbaum, the preeminent business philosopher, has beena trusted mentor to business leaders worldwide. In this thoroughlyrevised edition of his classic book he shares his wisdom about thefundamental nature of leadership and shows what it takes to becomean exceptional and passionate leader in today's complex world. Atthe very heart of the book is his Leadership Diamond model—aparadigm that challenges managers to transform their thinking andapproach everything with fresh effectiveness in order to reapricher results and become great leaders.
Category: Business & Economics

One Team On All Levels

Author : Tim Turner
ISBN : 9781439860670
Genre : Business & Economics
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Written by actual Toyota team members, One Team on All Levels: Stories from Toyota Team Members, Second Edition is not another technical explanation of the Toyota Production System (TPS). Rather, it illustrates the culture it creates. The stories, told by employees from various levels of the organization, illustrate how Toyota’s presence in Kentucky has transformed the professional and personal lives of those who worked for the company. Demonstrates the culture created by the Toyota Production System Examines how the TPS principles and precepts serve as models for servant leadership Presents valuable insights from a wide range of Toyota team members—from hourly to management-level Shows how Toyota partnered with the city of Georgetown and its community Supplying a first-hand look at the principles that have transformed Toyota into one of the leading manufacturers in the world, the book includes chapters that address how this manufacturing giant was able to survive and improve in the midst of a down economy and recent recalls. The real-life stories supply an unprecedented look at how the Toyota precepts and the fourteen Toyota Way principles can help you improve morale, avoid layoffs, and create a culture of continuous improvement within your organization.
Category: Business & Economics

Many Cultures One Team

Author : Catherine Mercer Bing
ISBN : 9781634620376
Genre : Business & Economics
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Many Cultures, One Team is an essential aid for anyone who leads, is a member of, consults with, or supports global teams. Starting from the premise that the concept of team is culturally bound, Catherine Mercer Bing provides guidance for improving team function and performance. Drawing on her extensive experience in supporting global teams, she challenges team leaders and members to reflect on their cultural assumptions – to improve their cultural metacognition – and provides key advice concerning engagement, productivity, and human process interactions on teams. Global competition is fierce, and the timeframe within which businesses maintain their competitive advantage is now counted in months rather than years. One important source of competitive advantage is human behavior. Team leaders that manage the subtle, but powerful, forces of group dynamics and culture achieve better business outcomes. Team leaders that fail to identify and manage these subtle forces in real-time risk having their plans thwarted. “Many Cultures, One Team” is based on Cass Mercer Bing's extensive experience helping virtual and multi-cultural teams achieve their full potential. “Many Cultures, One Team” provides extensive advice for team leaders and consultants in a ready-to-use format. It is a crucial guide to anyone who wishes to gain a better handle on a crucial source of competitive advantage: human dynamics on global and virtual teams. Dr. Amitai Touval, Zicklin School of Business My favorite part is the case box. It raises questions and makes me think, ‘darn, I don’t really know!’... The explanations tend to give me a ‘Yes, yes, I know’ feeling. Gert Jan Hofstede, Associate Professor at Wageningen UR, The Netherlands Cass has presented a framework for global leaders to go beyond their own comfort zone allowing leaders to recognize and appreciate the cultural challenges involved in leading cross cultural teams. The leader is able to recognize and identify the cultural dynamics and utilize these techniques and strategies in making the organization function more effectively. This approach and the techniques outlined can be applied at multiple levels in the organization which makes a compelling case for leaders and HR professionals who operate in the complex network of cultural behavioral preferences present in global teams. John E. Warren III, Global Human Resources Executive
Category: Business & Economics

The Thinking Manager S Toolbox

Author : William J. Altier
ISBN : 0198030258
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this indispensable book, a widely experienced business consultant provides a complete set of analytical tools essential to successful trouble-shooting, effective planning, and making better decisions faster, more confidently, and more often. How can you help your company solve a problem in just a few days that's been plaguing managers for three months? How can you bring a room of executives to a consensus on a critical decision that the CEO and his committee have been wrestling with for years? Of course, this is easier said than done. Indeed, not a week goes by without a major business media story about a company that has fallen on hard times and an executive that has resigned for "personal reasons." The root of the failure is usually ineffective decision-making processes, and ultimately, bad decisions. In The Thinking Manager's Toolbox, veteran consultant and renowned business thinker William J. Altier cogently presents the underpinnings of successful thinking processes and their applications, drawing on practical, real-world experiences. The first section explores the fundamentals of thinking, change, and the critical role that sound thinking processes play in effective problem solving. The second section, your basic toolbox, develops five, in-depth fundamental thinking processes. And a third section, the advanced toolbox, develops more specialized applications for creative problem solving. Here then is a valuable primer for anyone, whether a middle manager or a CEO, seeking to solve problems and make better decisions more efficiently. The Thinking Manager's Toolbox is an invaluable resource for those seeking to develop the fundamental thinking processes necessary to perform with excellence.
Category: Business & Economics

First Be Nimble

Author : Graham Winter
ISBN : 9781118329627
Genre : Business & Economics
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The how-to guide to building an adaptive, productive business environment Graham Winter, author of the best-selling Think One Team, brings you First Be Nimble: A Story about How to Adapt, Innovate and Perform in a Volatile Business World. This book addresses the challenge of how to equip businesses to adapt and thrive in an unpredictable and demanding economy. Told in the form of a fable and illustrated with case studies and powerful tools, the book is designed to engage, inspire, and inform readers from all walks of business life. Helping leaders, teams, and whole organisations to bring their values to the frontline of the battle to be adaptive and productive, First Be Nimble shows readers how to align people and teams, collaborate and co-create with others, reduce resistance to change, boost trust, personal resilience, and performance, and prepare for the unique challenges of adaptive change. Helps businesses adapt to today's environment, learn to innovate, and build a "one team'" mentality Gives leaders the practical tools to facilitate change and foster the conversations that help people to learn and grow together Uses a unique, fable-style format, with inspirational examples, to bring key concepts to life While many business leaders are well versed in the importance of company values, they are often ignorant of how to bring them to life, and how to build an adaptive, high performing business. First Be Nimble is here to help.
Category: Business & Economics

Bringing Up Geeks

Author : Marybeth Hicks
ISBN : 9781440630248
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A breakthrough parenting book that redefines the meaning of ?geek??and inspires parents to free themselves and their kids from the ?culture of cool.? In a world of superficial values, peer pressure, and out-of-control consumerism, the world needs more GEEKs: Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids. Today?s ?culture of cool? has changed the way kids grow up. Rather than enjoying innocent childhoods while developing strong, authentic characters, today?s kids can become cynical?even jaded?as they absorb the dangerous messages and harmful influences of a dominant popular culture that encourages materialism, high-risk behaviors, and a state of pseudo-adulthood. Author and mother of four Marybeth Hicks suggests an alternative: bringing up geeks. In this groundbreaking book, she shows parents how they can help their children gain the enthusiasm to pursue their passions, not just the latest fashions; the confidence to resist peer pressure and destructive behaviors; the love of learning that helps them excel at school and in life; and the maturity to value family as well as friends, as well as make good moral decisions. With a foundation like that, kids will grow up to be the coolest adults.
Category: Family & Relationships

Software Engineering Effective Teaching And Learning Approaches And Practices

Author : Ellis, Heidi J.C.
ISBN : 9781605661032
Genre : Computers
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Over the past decade, software engineering has developed into a highly respected field. Though computing and software engineering education continues to emerge as a prominent interest area of study, few books specifically focus on software engineering education itself. Software Engineering: Effective Teaching and Learning Approaches and Practices presents the latest developments in software engineering education, drawing contributions from over 20 software engineering educators from around the globe. Encompassing areas such as student assessment and learning, innovative teaching methods, and educational technology, this much-needed book greatly enhances libraries with its unique research content.
Category: Computers

Soccer And Philosophy

Author : Ted Richards
ISBN : 9780812696769
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 89.13 MB
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This collection of incisive articles gives a leading team of international philosophers a free kick toward exploring the complex and often hidden contours of the world of soccer. What does it really mean to be a fan (and why should we count Aristotle as one)? Why do great players such as Cristiano Ronaldo count as great artists (up there alongside Picasso, one author argues)? From the ethics of refereeing to the metaphysics of bent (like Beckham) space-time, this book shows soccer fans and philosophy buffs alike new ways to appreciate and understand the world's favorite sport.
Category: Philosophy

Be A Great Boss The Hill Collection 4 Items

Author : Linda A. Hill
ISBN : 9781625277824
Genre : Business & Economics
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This digital collection, curated by Harvard Business Review, offers seminal ideas by leadership expert and Harvard Business School professor Linda A. Hill. It includes three of her most popular books—Becoming a Manager, Being the Boss (coauthor), and Collective Genius (coauthor)—as well as the influential 2011 Harvard Business Review article, “Are You a Good Boss—or a Great One?,” which Hill coauthored with Kent Lineback. Hill is an in-demand teacher and mentor to professionals worldwide on the topics of managing change, cross-organizational relationships, global strategy, innovation, talent management, and leadership development. This collection offers the best reading on how to be an effective leader and a better boss—resulting in enhanced personal and professional success and a better-performing organization. All four works included in the set are influential in the field of leadership and have been embraced by practitioners everywhere, who use Hill’s advice to become better at what they do. Linda A. Hill is Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and the faculty chair of its Leadership Initiative. She has chaired numerous executive education programs at the school. Hill serves on numerous boards of directors, boards of trustees, and advisory boards, and her work and ideas are featured regularly in international media.
Category: Business & Economics

Collective Genius

Author : Linda A. Hill
ISBN : 9781422187593
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why can some organizations innovate time and again, while most cannot? You might think the key to innovation is attracting exceptional creative talent. Or making the right investments. Or breaking down organizational silos. All of these things may help—but there’s only one way to ensure sustained innovation: you need to lead it—and with a special kind of leadership. Collective Genius shows you how. Preeminent leadership scholar Linda Hill, along with former Pixar tech wizard Greg Brandeau, MIT researcher Emily Truelove, and Being the Boss coauthor Kent Lineback, found among leaders a widely shared, and mistaken, assumption: that a “good” leader in all other respects would also be an effective leader of innovation. The truth is, leading innovation takes a distinctive kind of leadership, one that unleashes and harnesses the “collective genius” of the people in the organization. Using vivid stories of individual leaders at companies like Volkswagen, Google, eBay, and Pfizer, as well as nonprofits and international government agencies, the authors show how successful leaders of innovation don’t create a vision and try to make innovation happen themselves. Rather, they create and sustain a culture where innovation is allowed to happen again and again—an environment where people are both willing and able to do the hard work that innovative problem solving requires. Collective Genius will not only inspire you; it will give you the concrete, practical guidance you need to build innovation into the fabric of your business.
Category: Business & Economics

Tsp Sm Leading A Development Team

Author : Watts S. Humphrey
ISBN : 0132563851
Genre : Computers
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Leaders of software-development projects face many challenges. First, you must produce a quality product on schedule and on budget. Second, you must foster and encourage a cohesive, motivated, and smoothly operating team. And third, you must maintain a clear and consistent focus on short- and long-term goals, while exemplifying quality standards and showing confidence and enthusiasm for your team and its efforts. Most importantly, as a leader, you need to feel and act responsible for your team and everything that it does. Accomplishing all these goals in a way that is rewarding for the leader and the team--while producing the results that management wants--is the motivation behind the Team Software Process (TSP). Developed by renowned quality expert Watts S. Humphrey, TSP is a set of new practices and team concepts that helps developers take the CMM and CMMI Capability Maturity Models to the next level. Not only does TSP help make software more secure, it results in an average production gain of 68 percent per project. Because of their quality, timeliness, and security, TSP-produced products can be ten to hundreds of times better than other hardware or software. In this essential guide to TSP, Humphrey uses his vast industry experience to show leaders precisely how to lead teams of software engineers trained in the Personal Software Process (PSP). He explores all aspects of effective leadership and teamwork, including building the right team for the job, the TSP launch process, following the process to produce a quality product, project reviews, and capitalizing on both the leader's and team's capabilities. Humphrey also illuminates the differences between an ineffective leader and a superb one with the objective of helping you understand, anticipate, and correct the most common leadership failings before they undermine the team. An extensive set of appendices provides additional detail on TSP team roles and shows you how to use an organization's communication and command networks to achieve team objectives. Whether you are a new or an experienced team leader, TSPSM: Leading a Development Team provides invaluable examples, guidelines, and suggestions on how to handle the many issues you and your team face together.
Category: Computers

Spy One

Author : Kenneth C. Kent
ISBN : 9781479731466
Genre : Fiction
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Agent Jim Huggins is embroiled in the largest case of his career. He was recruited shortly after graduating from Illinois. After a short stint with the Bureau the government set up a new agency that would concentrate on International Intelligence. Since he had a passion for intelligence he was offered a job within the new agency. He was assigned to the midwest office based in Chicago. What follows is an excerpt from the story. The school bus stopped at the corner, the tall long haired blonde girl with designer cut jeans got on board and waved at the other students on the bus and said hello to the driver. Today I noticed it was not the same driver that drove the bus for the past three weeks. It was a young woman that appeared to be in her middle thirties with dark brown hair cropped short in a bob, she was not wearing a wedding band but she had a Bluetooth or something stuck in her left ear so she could communicate with whoever she was talking to. She acknowledged the blonde girl, looked at her student ID and checked her log sheet to make sure she was supposed to be on this bus. Then the bus proceeded down the street until it got to the next corner where it stopped to pick up other students. As for me I could continue my surveillance. The blonde girl named Elisia is the daughter of the man I am following. He is believed to be a spy from an eastern European country that was once part of the Soviet Union. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union most of the satellite countries have their own networks. Why he is under surveillance is not my concern, my boss Rodger Allen McCray Field Supervisor Chicago office of international intelligence (I.I.A.) issued the order. Keep an eye on Karl Buranski record his every move and keep an eye on his family to see who they are in contact with. COMMENTS FROM THE READERS THAT PROOFED MY STORY: I really enjoyed the story and was very impressed by it. You added more depth to the characters and the story was very interesting. - DOTTIE N. This story is not my usual type to read but I did enjoy it and kept turning the pages to see what happens next. I'm glad I read it. - LIBBY B. The characters were all strong and you could relate to them. - JANET C The ending was good and it left it open to do a new adventure down the road. - JENNIFER Yes this story is definitely a go, I really really like the story- you outdid yourself!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. - MAUREEN B. After I read the first few chapters I couldn't wait to get my hands on the whole story since the story was very easy to read. When I was asked if I wanted to proof the final draft I jumped at the chance to read the whole story. - WENDY W Wow, I think you have hit upon something. Bravo and continue writing. - RAND M While I was reading it, it was like hearing you telling the story. - GEORGE P
Category: Fiction

Effective Teamwork

Author : Michael A. West
ISBN : 9781444355345
Genre : Psychology
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Updated to reflect the latest research evidence, the third edition of Effective Teamwork provides business managers with the necessary guidance and tools to build and maintain effective teamwork strategies. A new edition of a bestselling book on teamwork from an acknowledged leader in the field Offers a unique integration of rigorous research with practical guidance to develop effective leadership teams Features new chapters on virtual teams and top management teams, plus contemporary themes of ethics and values Utilizes research based on positive psychology techniques
Category: Psychology