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The Greater Goal

The Greater Goal Author Ken Jennings
ISBN-10 9781609942908
Release 2012-01-09
Pages 168
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One of the most powerful forces on Earth is an organization fully aligned, individual by individual, team by team, to achieve mutual success. In this vivid business story, Ken Jennings and Heather Hyde provide a road map to guide leaders through the process of engaging employees at all levels of the organization to find the deeper meaning and higher purposes of their work. Learning these methods is Alex Beckley, a leader who receives a wake-up call that inspires him to live and lead differently. He discovers how to invite his coworkers to join a cause, not just a company—to commit to a Greater Goal—and lead the process of shared goal achievement. Alex learns the Star Model, a process encompassing five practices that can help you discover and deliver on your own purpose and passions, in alignment with many others, to accomplish something good and great. Come along on the adventure!



Lessons in Library Leadership

Lessons in Library Leadership Author Corey Halaychik
ISBN-10 9780081005699
Release 2016-03-11
Pages 270
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Lessons in Library Leadership: A Primer for Library Managers and Unit Leaders takes on the topic of management positions within libraries and how many of them are filled by candidates with no formalized training. This lack of preparation often leads to added stress as they scramble to learn how to lead, to formulate departmental goals, to conduct effective assessment, to think and plan strategically, to counsel employees, and much more. This book will serve equally as a primer for librarians new to management and those needing a refresher in basic management concepts. Seasoned managers may also look to this guide as a quick reference resource covering multiple management subjects. The contents of the monograph include basic concepts, real word examples/case studies, and bibliographic information for further management skill development. Ideal for both new and currently practicing library managers and leaders Written from a librarian’s point of view Includes examples directly related to libraries Combines theory and real-world examples in new and innovative ways



The Serving Leader

The Serving Leader Author Ken Jennings
ISBN-10 9781626566156
Release 2016-02-01
Pages 192
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This second book in the acclaimed Ken Blanchard series is both a practical guide for effective leadership and an examination of five powerful actions that can transform a team, a business, and a community.



Quality Caring in Nursing and Health Systems

Quality Caring in Nursing and Health Systems Author Joanne R. Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826110152
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 328
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First Edition named an AJN Book of the Year! ìJoanne Duffy makes a compelling argument in this book that relationships have been marginalized and no longer serve as the central organizing principle of health servicesÖThis book resonates with a virtual groundswell of findings regarding the importance of relationships for organizational performance and for human wellbeing.î -Jody Hoffer Gittell Professor of Management, Brandeis University This edition stresses the proven need for a return to the patient-centered care neglected through our health systemís emphasis on procedures, protocols, diagnostic testing, technology, and costs. It addresses the significant challenges to quality care posed by the upcoming changes in our health care system, and focuses on health systems, the role of nursing within them, and the interprofessional health team as the key to change ensuring high quality care. The book responds to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Actís focus on accountable care organizations, the recent IOMís Future of Nursing Report, the call for radical transformation of nursing education, and current evidence on patient safety and quality of care. This text explores the Quality-Caring Model©, which honors nursingís most deeply felt value, and can be applied to clinical, educational, and leadership practice to advance our nationís health system. Among the bookís strengths are its translation of theoretical knowledge to practical applications that can be used for clinical interventions and resolution of professional issues. Chapters include key terms, case studies along with practical exercises and references, and ìCalls to Actionî offering inspiration and guidance for implementing change. New to the Second Edition: Focuses on current challenges to quality care posed by upcoming changes to our health system Addresses health systems, the interprofessional health team, and the role of nursing within them Combines theoretical foundations for practice with clinical, leadership, and educational applications Examines the powerful role of relationships in promoting nursing excellence, improving patient satisfaction, and patient outcomes Serves as a key guide for graduate nurse educators and students, nurse leaders, and hospital leadership seeking Magnet certification Incorporates recommendations of the Affordable Care Actís focus on accountable care organizations, the IOMís Future of Nursing Report, educational transformation, and current research on safety and quality of care



Connect your Goals with who you are

Connect your Goals with who you are Author Stephane Gaskin PhD
ISBN-10 9780993644825
Release 2013-12-18
Pages 103
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Learning to set goals is the greatest gift you can ever give yourself. Setting goals provides your life with direction, focus, purpose and meaning. By completing the exercises in the Connect your Goals with who you Are: The “Now I'm Making it Happen” Workbook you will learn how to take concrete steps for your wants, needs, hopes, wishes and dreams to be turned into realities. In this workbook, you will find out how set the kinds of goals that will lead to your happiness and well-being. Completing the exercises in this workbook will help you recognize and take advantage of opportunities that you may be overlooking. You will also learn about your personality and temperament and how to use that knowledge to set goals that are consistent with who you are. You will also find out how to raise your self-esteem, making you more confident at every step of the way towards your goals. You will learn to deal with the fear of failure and how to turn failures into opportunities that will drive you forward at an accelerated pace, by finding out how to analyze what went wrong, create solutions and put those solutions into practice. Some of the exercises in this workbook will also raise your emotional intelligence so that you can be better at recognizing your emotions as well as the emotions of others, for you to better be able to create and conserve important relationships with others. The exercises contained in this workbook are powerful tools for you to use in setting and achieving your goals, while aligning them with who you are, on your way to happiness and well-being.



The Power of High Performance

The Power of High Performance Author Chris Diamond
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What high-performers in business and world class achievers have in common? Why they achieve extraordinary results while other people can't? What's their secret? How to get things done? There are things successful business people and world class achievers do to reach exceptional levels of high-performance and productivity. You are about to learn what they do to keep themselves energized, happy, engaged and fulfilled. It does not matter what social status you have in life or where you were born. The only thing that matters is what you do to make it happen. You'll learn exactly what you need to focus on to make it work. It is not a matter of genetic make-up, it is a matter of shifting your mindset. If you constantly feel fatigue, overwhelm, and stress, it is time to take your focus to another level and tap into the world of high-achievers. When you use the strategies outlined in this book, you'll become dramatically more productive, energized, and active in life. You'll feel like another person! Grab your copy now!



Game Design for Learning

Game Design for Learning Author Stephanie Daul
ISBN-10 9781562869571
Release 2014-07-01
Pages 16
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Are you interested in learning more about gaming? Are you trying to determine whether it might be an appropriate training and development solution, but aren’t sure where to start? While games have long been an important part of human social development—think learning to take turns in a board game, and strategizing about future moves in chess or checkers—we are only now beginning to understand how games can be a powerful tool in learning. This issue of TD at Work will: define games, gamification, and simulation; and discuss the types of games people playwalk you through the process of creating a game by outlining its design and gaming frameworkdescribe how to get stakeholders and sponsors to support the gaming solution.



Organization Structures

Organization Structures Author Helmy H. Baligh
ISBN-10 9780387283173
Release 2006-01-27
Pages 484
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Organization Structures: Theory and Design, Analysis and Prescription describes how to organize people to achieve a desired outcome. This is accomplished by establishing sets of rules from "real world" organization contexts. Moreover, the development of these rules within "real world" contexts means that the rules must be true, general, operational, technically sound, and easy to use. With an understanding of rules and the processes of their use, organization structures can be identified, which in turn form the basis of a theoretical framework. This book discusses, examines, and demonstrates the interrelationship of the design rules, their theoretical use within these organization structures, along with their practical implications. Throughout the book, an extended example of the Masters Brewing Corporation (MBC) is used to illustrate the conceptual material and to make the implications of the organizational analysis explicitly concrete.



Applied Biomechanics Concepts and Connections

Applied Biomechanics  Concepts and Connections Author John McLester
ISBN-10 9780495105862
Release 2007-11-30
Pages 432
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APPLIED BIOMECHANICS: CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS is comprehensive in coverage and focuses on making connections between biomechanics and other subdisciplines of Exercise Science. Because students taking the course may not be math or science oriented, the text begins with a qualitative, conceptual explanation and then moves to a mathematical one, including both qualitative and some mathematical examples. The text also includes a brief review of anatomy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Psychology of Enhancing Human Performance

The Psychology of Enhancing Human Performance Author Frank L. Gardner, PhD, ABPP
ISBN-10 0826103367
Release 2007-07-30
Pages 312
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The MAC approach developed by connecting the more traditional scientific knowledge base on human performance and self-regulation to more contemporary findings to do with meta-cognitive processes, emotion regulation, and acceptance-based behavioral interventions. Written by the originators of the MAC model, this book will provide both the necessary theory, empirical background, and a structured step-by-step, easy-to-use protocol for the understanding, assessment, conceptualization, and enhancement of human performance. It is a protocol that can be readily adapted for a wide variety of high-performing clientele--from athletes and business people, to sales people, professionals in a variety of fields, and emergency/military personnel. The material can be integrated by practicing clinicians as an adjunctive intervention strategy to help clients with specific performance problems. Numerous case examples, forms, handouts, in- and out-of-session assignments and activities, and verbatim client instructions are included.



Connect

Connect Author Lars Birkholm Petersen
ISBN-10 9781118963623
Release 2014-09-05
Pages 272
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Connect and engage across channels with the new customers Connect is the ultimate marketing guide to becoming more relevant, effective, and successful within the new marketplace. Written by a team of marketing experts serving Fortune 500 brands, this book outlines the massive paradigm shift currently taking place within the industry, and provides the insight and perspective marketers need to stay on board. Readers will find guidance toward reaching a customer base that sees marketers as an unnecessary annoyance, and strategies for engaging those customers at touch points throughout the customer lifecycle. The book's scope encompasses both digital and real-life avenues, discussing the new ways of thinking and the new tools and processes that allow marketers to function in the new era where digital customer experiences are increasingly important. Marketing is undergoing a revolution to rival the impact of Gutenberg's printing press. Customers are in control, with more choice and more access than ever before, and they refuse to be "sold to" or "managed." Many marketing professionals are flailing for a new strategy while the winners are clearly jumping ahead – Connect takes readers inside the winners' world to learn the approach that's engaging the new consumer. Discover the technology and processes that allow marketers to remain relevant Craft a personal, relevant, and accessible customer journey that engages the connected customer Keep in touch throughout the customer's life cycle, both online and offline Link digital goals and metrics to business objectives for a more relevant strategy Smart marketers have moved to a higher level that achieves business objectives while increasing relevance to the customer. Connect provides readers a roadmap to this new approach, and the tools that make it work.



Assessing Performance in an Age of Accountability Case Studies

Assessing Performance in an Age of Accountability  Case Studies Author Gerald H. Gaither
ISBN-10 0787999415
Release 1995-11-09
Pages 120
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Starting around 1990, states have increasingly moved toward an emphasis on less voluntary compliance by campuses and more centralized state-level mandates, with increasing emphasis on comparing statewide performance through the use of a set of performance indicators. Thus, the largely campus-based assessment movement of the 1980s was followed by the accountability movement of the 1990s, which required more standardized reporting of performance indicators to broaden noncampus constituencies such as legislators, employers, and the public. This volume focuses on the emergence of that movement and particularly how it was implemented by certain state and university systems. This is the 91st issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Higher Education.



Internet 2 and Next Generation Internet

Internet 2 and Next Generation Internet Author Conrad Burns
ISBN-10 0756702631
Release 2000-12-01
Pages 64
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Hearing to examine 2 initiatives which have potential to lay the foundation for growth of the Internet into the 21st cent., the Next Generation Internet and the Internet 2 project. Witnesses: Gwen Jacobs, co-dir., center for computational biol., Montana State Univ.; Henry Kelly, U.S. Office of Science and Technology; Ken Kennedy, dir., center for research on parallel computation, Rice Univ.; Neal Lane, Dir., NSF; Bonnie Neas, dir. of info. tech. services, N. Dakota State Univ.; Cherri Pancake, prof. of computer science, Oregon State Univ.; and Douglas Van Houweling, vice provost for info. and technology, Univ. of Michigan, and vice chairman, Internet 2 Project.



The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Training Development and Performance Improvement

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Training  Development  and Performance Improvement Author Kurt Kraiger
ISBN-10 9781118744628
Release 2014-11-12
Pages 552
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The latest Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Psychology uses a psychological perspective, and a uniquely global focus, to review the latest literature and research in the interconnected fields of training, development, and performance appraisal. Maintains a truly global focus on the field with top international contributors exploring research and practice from around the world Offers researchers and professionals essential information for building a talented organization, a critical and challenging task for organizational success in the 21st century Covers a diverse range of topics, including needs analysis, job design, active learning, self-regulation, simulation approaches, 360-degree feedback, and virtual learning environments



The Cornell School of Hotel Administration on Hospitality

The Cornell School of Hotel Administration on Hospitality Author Michael C. Sturman
ISBN-10 9781118016268
Release 2011-03-31
Pages 512
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This cutting edge and comprehensive book—with contributions from the star faculty of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration—offers the latest thinking on the best practices and strategies for hospitality management. A must for students and professionals seeking to enter or expand their reach in the hospitality industry, The Cornell School of Hotel Administration on Hospitality delivers the authoritative advice you need to: Develop and manage a multinational career and become a leader in the hospitality industry Maximize profits from franchise agreements, management contracts, and leases Understand and predict customer choices, and motivate your staff to provide outstanding service Manage hospitality businesses and the real estate underlying the businesses Control costs, coordinate branding strategy, and manage operations across multiple locations



The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders

The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders Author Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN
ISBN-10 9780826198556
Release 2011-10-25
Pages 830
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"I am pleased to include this text in my library, and I am confident that it will serve as an excellent resource for years to come."--PsycCRITIQUES This book serves as an A-Z reference that addresses the neuropsychological aspects of 300 neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neuromedical disorders. Each entry follows a 5 section structure that will cover (1) essential features of the disorder (2) physiological basis of the disorder (3) neuropsychological and other clinical presentation (4) assessment and diagnostic practices (5) evidence-based treatments and interventions. This book is written for clinical professionals and students in training to aid in clinical awareness, diagnostic accuracy, and intervention successfulness. The text goes beyond the emotional and behavioral aspects of each disorder and views the broader impacts of the symptoms. This approach emphasizes the importance of looking at the other functional impacts of these manifestations (e.g. cognitive deficits secondary to depression, orthodopaedic ambulation issues). The emphasis on neuropsychological sequelae, physiological basis, and means of diagnosing and treating of 300 conditions across the lifespan make this the most comprehensive resource available to professionals in and around neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry and the behavioral neurosciences. Key Features: Presents 300 highly-structured entries providing disorder features, pathology and physiology, clinical representation, assessment and diagnosis, and evidence-based treatments and interventions Covers neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neuromedical disorders across the lifespan (pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations) Includes interventions and methods of treatment for the outcomes patients may experience



Character Strengths and Virtues

Character Strengths and Virtues Author Christopher Peterson
ISBN-10 0198037333
Release 2004-04-08
Pages 816
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"Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning. Character may be simply defined by what someone does not do, but a more active and thorough definition is necessary, one that addresses certain vital questions. Is character a singular characteristic of an individual, or is it composed of different aspects? Does character--however we define it--exist in degrees, or is it simply something one happens to have? How can character be developed? Can it be learned? Relatedly, can it be taught, and who might be the most effective teacher? What roles are played by family, schools, the media, religion, and the larger culture? This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits. They approach good character in terms of separate strengths-authenticity, persistence, kindness, gratitude, hope, humor, and so on-each of which exists in degrees. Character Strengths and Virtues classifies twenty-four specific strengths under six broad virtues that consistently emerge across history and culture: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. Each strength is thoroughly examined in its own chapter, with special attention to its meaning, explanation, measurement, causes, correlates, consequences, and development across the life span, as well as to strategies for its deliberate cultivation. This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it can teach about the good life.