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The Consultant s Handbook

The Consultant s Handbook Author Samir Parikh
ISBN-10 9781119106203
Release 2015-07-20
Pages 232
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La 4e de couv. indique : "Consulting is becoming an increasingly critical function in today's organizations, where expert knowledge translates into competitive advantage. "The Consultant's handbook" introduces the essential practical skills required to consult and make sharp, well-prepared interactions in a wide range of business situations. Based upon his 20 years of experience in international consulting, Samir Parikh outlines a set of simple practices that you can apply staight away. Learn how to : prepare for a successful consulting engagement ; establish suitable credibility as a consultant ; manage client projects and interactions effectively ; overcome client-related obstacles ; formulate and deliver compelling arguments and advice. With extensive case studies providing insight into the day-to-day requirements for consulting and actionable tips throughout, you will gain an understanding of the fundamental skills and attitudes needed to excel in the world of consulting."



The Social Media MBA in Practice

The Social Media MBA in Practice Author Christer Holloman
ISBN-10 9781118524510
Release 2013-10-09
Pages 320
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The inside information that marketers and social media practitioners have been dying to get their hands on... It seems like every day another self-appointed social media "guru" appears on the scene, offering to sell you his or her "surefire" cure for what ails you. Don't you think it's time you heard from the real experts—i.e., folks like you who are responsible for delivering their companies' social media strategies? Based on extensive interviews with marketing, media and networking professionals at many of today's most admired brands and companies, The Social Media MBA in Practice provides you with detailed examples of the social media strategies in place at ADP, Allianz, Barclaycard, Cisco, Confused.com, Dell, Electrolux, F5, Getty Images, giffgaff, Go-Ahead Group, HCL, Hobart, Honda, Israel Foreign Office, LivingSocial, Macmillan, Nationwide, NHL Minnesota Wild, Nokia, Play.com, PwC, Rentokil, Sony Mobile and Xerox. This book offers: The most comprehensive set of "blueprints" available in one book for delivering social media strategies more successfully. Includes in-depth case studies packed with hand-on-advice that you can put to work in your company immediately. Covers all-important strategic social media activities - from improving relationships with customers to generating more sales, product testing to team building.



The Executive s Guide to 21st Century Corporate Citizenship

The Executive   s Guide to 21st Century Corporate Citizenship Author Dave Stangis
ISBN-10 9781787143005
Release 2017-08-31
Pages 216
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The Executive’s Guide to 21st Century Corporate Citizenship provides a major update on how to ‘do’ corporate citizenship, showing senior managers how they can win the reputation battle and deliver value to society while creating the most successful business possible in today’s competitive landscape.



Maximizing the Value of Consulting

Maximizing the Value of Consulting Author Jack J. Phillips
ISBN-10 9781119123675
Release 2015-05-19
Pages 544
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Provide organized, efficient, relevant consulting with lasting value Maximizing the Value of Consulting is an indispensable, practical guide for managing, measuring, and delivering the results that make internal and external consulting a lasting value to clients and the company. Sponsored by the ROI Institute and the Association of Internal Management Consultants, this book provides a roadmap to relevance for consultants operating in the increasingly fast-paced, changing, dynamic environment. Readers will learn how to use resources properly and manage the investment efficiently, while truly connecting to the business, securing appropriate levels of commitment, and providing adequate levels of support. Detailed coverage includes guidance toward calculating the value of consulting in terms that executives understand, including business impact and ROI, and using the appropriate tools to show how things are working throughout the process. Whether organizations are using internal or external consultants, or both, consultants can provide better value to the company. Consultants are needed to provide advice, support, and insight into the processes undertaken to improve the business, and integrate the input of different functional units into a more streamlined strategy. This book is designed to help consultants provide the utmost value to clients by maximizing organization, efficiency, and ultimately, ROI. Manage for value with better organization and cost control Set objectives at multiple levels to deliver useful results Measure implementation, impact, ROI, and intangibles Use final results to drive appropriate actions, creating lasting value The skyrocketing need for internal and external consultants will continue, in almost every functional area ranging from HR and technology, to auditing and risk management. Maximizing the Value of Consulting provides a manual for relevant, value-driven consulting, with world-renowned expert insight.



Fit for Growth

Fit for Growth Author Couto
ISBN-10 9781119268536
Release 2017-01-10
Pages 288
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A practical approach to business transformation Fit for Growth* is a unique approach to business transformation that explicitly connects growth strategy with cost management and organization restructuring. Drawing on 70-plus years of strategy consulting experience and in-depth research, the experts at PwC’s Strategy& lay out a winning framework that helps CEOs and senior executives transform their organizations for sustainable, profitable growth. This approach gives structure to strategy while promoting lasting change. Examples from Strategy&’s hundreds of clients illustrate successful transformation on the ground, and illuminate how senior and middle managers are able to take ownership and even thrive during difficult periods of transition. Throughout the Fit for Growth process, the focus is on maintaining consistent high-value performance while enabling fundamental change. Strategy& has helped major clients around the globe achieve significant and sustained results with its research-backed approach to restructuring and cost reduction. This book provides practical guidance for leveraging that expertise to make the choices that allow companies to: Achieve growth while reducing costs Manage transformation and transition productively Create lasting competitive advantage Deliver reliable, high-value performance Sustainable success is founded on efficiency and high performance. Companies are always looking to do more with less, but their efforts often work against them in the long run. Total business transformation requires total buy-in, and it entails a series of decisions that must not be made lightly. The Fit for Growth approach provides a clear strategy and practical framework for growth-oriented change, with expert guidance on getting it right. *Fit for Growth is a registered service mark of PwC Strategy& Inc. in the United States



Everyone Leads

Everyone Leads Author Paul Schmitz
ISBN-10 9781118120743
Release 2011-11-09
Pages 336
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Praise for Everyone Leads "If America is going to continue to thrive in the twenty-first century, we must strengthen our sense of community. In Everyone Leads, Schmitz lays out the challenges for those of us who have a passion to make a difference and, more important, the strategies to spark lasting change from the grassroots up. His unique perspective and experience make this a must-read for community activists."—Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO, Harlem Children's Zone "This moment in history demands that we stop waiting for others—especially others living in Washington, D.C.—to solve the problems and right the wrongs of our times. Now, more than ever, we must mine the most underutilized resource available to us: We the People. Everyone Leads shows us how."—Arianna Huffington, president and executive editor, Huffington Post Media Group "Social change has always come from the leadership of the many, not the few. Everyone Leads shows us how we can all step up and contribute to social change."—Tavis Smiley, author, broadcaster, philanthropist "Every nonprofit can learn from Public Allies' example that the leadership we need to solve problems exists within our communities. Everyone Leads is a guide to inclusion, collaboration, and community building that will inspire readers to see leadership and opportunity in places we don't usually look."—Sterling Speirn, CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation "Schmitz has produced the road map we need for this 'all hands on deck' moment when we need a new spirit of collaborative leadership and action to face the problems of our day. Reading this book, we are not surprised that Michelle Obama learned from Public Allies how to build leaders and build communities."—Harris Wofford, former United States Senator, and CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service under President Bill Clinton Register at www.josseybass.com/emailfor more information on our publications, authors, and to receive special offers.



Business Strategy

Business Strategy Author Patrick J. Stroh
ISBN-10 9781118893227
Release 2014-03-11
Pages 192
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Embrace strategies for improving your business and reaching your organization's goals "I wholeheartedly agree with Patrick Stroh: Good leaders understand strategy and good strategists need to be good leaders. Make this book a strategic tool for improving your business strategy." — Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellerSwim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive In today's fast-moving and competitive business environment, strong leadership, insightful strategy, and effective innovation are critical links to staying ahead of your competition. Getting your business house in order can often be complicated, but does it really have to be? How do you take MBA 101 lessons, great models, and exceptional concepts and put them into play in the real world? Business Strategy: Plan, Execute, Win! strives to answers these questions in an educational and entertaining format. Working as a Fortune 20 practitioner with C-level executives, author Patrick Stroh has a keen understanding of the role played by current day strategists. With 5 chapters following the format of "All I Ever Needed to Learn About Business Strategy I Learned..." At the Movies, On the Farm, On Shark Tank, On Hell's Kitchen, and From the Bible, readers will gain valuable strategic insight regardless of industry, business maturity, or current business turbulence and how to apply these insights based on the factors impacting their own business. Each chapter ends with a One Chapter Conclusion, Two Gold Nuggets the reader is to write down and Three Additional Resources/Tools for more information, offering a practical roadmap to simplifying your success.



Quality Systems and Standards for a Competitive Edge

Quality Systems and Standards for a Competitive Edge Author
ISBN-10 9780821368954
Release 2007
Pages 289
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This book responds to the challenge of providing a comprehensive account of quality systems for private sector development: what works and what doesnt on the ground, and why. This volume provides a thorough analysis of the diversity of institutions, linkages, and arrangements involved in quality systems, identifying success factors in countries quality strategies. It explains why quality and standards matter for export growth, for productivity, for industrial upgrading, and for diffusion of innovation, all central ingredients in improving economic growth and generating real gains in poverty reduction. It provides a detailed blue print for implementing effective National Quality Systems. Quality and Standards Matter is a valuable tool for policymakers confronted with the challenges of building trade competitiveness in the new global economy.



The New Microfinance Handbook

The New Microfinance Handbook Author Joanna Ledgerwood
ISBN-10 9780821389287
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 530
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The New Microfinance Handbook provides a detailed overview of client financial service needs, the various providers and financial products and services that meet those needs, and the supporting functions that allow the financial market system to provide better, more appropriate financial services to the poor sustainably.



Lewin s GENES XII

Lewin s GENES XII Author Jocelyn E. Krebs
ISBN-10 9781284104493
Release 2017-03-02
Pages 838
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Now in its twelfth edition, Lewin's GENES continues to lead with new information and cutting-edge developments, covering gene structure, sequencing, organization, and expression. Leading scientists provide revisions and updates in their individual field of study offering readers current data and information on the rapidly changing subjects in molecular biology.



Wine Marketing

Wine Marketing Author Colin Michael Hall
ISBN-10 9780750654203
Release 2008
Pages 344
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This is a practical guide to the specific issues that affect the marketing of wine at an international level. The author covers theory and the results of research but the focus is on the nuts and bolts of marketing based on case studies.



A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Author Heather Fry
ISBN-10 9781317650225
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.



The Three Rules

The Three Rules Author Michael E. Raynor
ISBN-10 9781591846147
Release 2013
Pages 376
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A data-driven assessment of what enables some companies to outperform over the long term in spite of comparable constraints analyzes the practices of thousands of high- and low-performing companies over a 45-year period to reveal unique thinking habits and counterintuitive strategies.



Developing Sustainable Food Value Chains

Developing Sustainable Food Value Chains Author David Neven
ISBN-10 9251084815
Release 2015-02-15
Pages 88
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Aimed at policy-makers, project designers and field practitioners, this publication provides the conceptual foundation for a new set of FAO handbooks on sustainable food value chain development. It defines the concept of a sustainable food value chain, presents a development paradigm that integrates the concepts of sustainability and value addition, highlights ten guiding principles, and discusses the potential and limitations of the approach. In doing so, this handbook makes a strong case for placing sustainable food value chain development at the heart of any strategy aimed at reducing poverty and hunger.



Blue Ocean Strategy Expanded Edition

Blue Ocean Strategy  Expanded Edition Author W. Chan Kim
ISBN-10 9781625274496
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 256
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Argues against common competitive practices while outlining recommendations based on the creation of untapped market spaces with growth potential.



Decision Management Systems

Decision Management Systems Author James Taylor
ISBN-10 9780132884440
Release 2011-10-13
Pages 320
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"A very rich book sprinkled with real-life examples as well as battle-tested advice.” —Pierre Haren, VP ILOG, IBM "James does a thorough job of explaining Decision Management Systems as enablers of a formidable business transformation.” —Deepak Advani, Vice President, Business Analytics Products and SPSS, IBM Build Systems That Work Actively to Help You Maximize Growth and Profits Most companies rely on operational systems that are largely passive. But what if you could make your systems active participants in optimizing your business? What if your systems could act intelligently on their own? Learn, not just report? Empower users to take action instead of simply escalating their problems? Evolve without massive IT investments? Decision Management Systems can do all that and more. In this book, the field’s leading expert demonstrates how to use them to drive unprecedented levels of business value. James Taylor shows how to integrate operational and analytic technologies to create systems that are more agile, more analytic, and more adaptive. Through actual case studies, you’ll learn how to combine technologies such as predictive analytics, optimization, and business rules—improving customer service, reducing fraud, managing risk, increasing agility, and driving growth. Both a practical how-to guide and a framework for planning, Decision Management Systems focuses on mainstream business challenges. Coverage includes Understanding how Decision Management Systems can transform your business Planning your systems “with the decision in mind” Identifying, modeling, and prioritizing the decisions you need to optimize Designing and implementing robust decision services Monitoring your ongoing decision-making and learning how to improve it Proven enablers of effective Decision Management Systems: people, process, and technology Identifying and overcoming obstacles that can derail your Decision Management Systems initiative



Uncommon Service

Uncommon Service Author Frances Frei
ISBN-10 9781422133316
Release 2012
Pages 247
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Offers an organizational design model for service organizations, covering such topics as funding mechanisms, employee management systems, and customer management systems.