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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



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



The Serving Leader

The Serving Leader Author Ken Jennings
ISBN-10 9781626566163
Release 2016-02-01
Pages 192
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The Serving Leader Five Powerful Actions to Transform Your Team, Business, and Community, 10th Anniversary Edition, Revised and Expanded It's people who make organizations great, so how can leaders best help their people achieve that greatness? As Ken Jennings and John Stahl-Wert show in this new edition of their bestseller, you can't just demand greatness—you have to inspire it. The most effective leaders don't just stand in front of their people, they stand behind them too. As one of the characters in the book notes, “You qualify to be first by putting other people first.” This concept sounds paradoxical, but it leads to extraordinary outcomes—and The Serving Leader shows precisely how and why. While Jennings and Stahl-Wert use a compelling fictional story to outline the basics of Serving Leadership, all the characters in it are based on real people, the organizations depicted are based on real organizations—and the results they achieved are what really happened. This edition features a new foreword by Ken Blanchard, a new introduction, and a new chapter checking back in with Mike, the main character, to see what he has learned in the twelve years since he embraced Serving Leadership On one level this is the most practical guide available to implementing Serving Leadership; on a deeper level, it is a book about the personal journey of growth that real leadership requires. Great organizations are great because they're filled with people who freely choose to do their very best. It's a maddeningly simple concept yet stunningly hard to execute. Jennings and Stahl-Wert show leaders how to earn that kind of commitment.



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 Discipline of Teams

The Discipline of Teams Author Jon R. Katzenbach
ISBN-10 9781633691032
Release 2009-01-08
Pages 72
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In The Discipline of Teams, Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith explore the often counter-intuitive features that make up high-performing teams—such as selecting team members for skill, not compatibility—and explain how managers can set specific goals to foster team development. The result is improved productivity and teams that can be counted on to deliver more than just the sum of their parts. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.



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.



Connecting to Change the World

Connecting to Change the World Author Peter Plastrik
ISBN-10 9781610915335
Release 2014-09-29
Pages 240
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Something new and important is afoot. Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are under increasing pressure to do more and to do better to increase and improve productivity with fewer resources. Social entrepreneurs, community-minded leaders, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropists now recognize that to achieve greater impact they must adopt a network-centric approach to solving difficult problems. Building networks of like-minded organizations and people offers them a way to weave together and create strong alliances that get better leverage, performance, and results than any single organization is able to do. While the advantages of such networks are clear, there are few resources that offer easily understandable, field-tested information on how to form and manage social-impact networks. Drawn from the authors’ deep experience with more than thirty successful network projects, Connecting to Change the World provides the frameworks, practical advice, case studies, and expert knowledge needed to build better performing networks. Readers will gain greater confidence and ability to anticipate challenges and opportunities. Easily understandable and full of actionable advice, Connecting to Change the World is an informative guide to creating collaborative solutions to tackle the most difficult challenges society faces.



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.



What Your CEO Needs to Know about Sales Compensation

What Your CEO Needs to Know about Sales Compensation Author Mark Donnolo
ISBN-10 9780814432273
Release 2013
Pages 272
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Featuring insightful interviews with Fortune 1000 C-level executives and real lessons from the field, this essential book reveals the tough questions leaders should be asking about how sales incentives drive the business.



Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching Author Robyn R. Jackson
ISBN-10 9781416612261
Release 2010-08-13
Pages 249
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Is great teaching a gift that only a few of us are born with, or is it a skill that can be learned? In Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn Jackson makes a radical assertion: Any teacher can become a master teacher by developing a master teacher mindset. The master teacher mindset can be achieved by rigorously applying seven principles to your teaching until they become your automatic response to students in the classroom. The more you practice these seven principles, the more you begin to think like a master teacher: 1. Start where your students are. 2. Know where your students are going. 3. Expect to get your students to their goal. 4. Support your students along the way. 5. Use feedback to help you and your students get better. 6. Focus on quality rather than quantity. 7. Never work harder than your students. Using these principles, Jackson shows you how to become a master teacher no matter where you are in your practice. Each chapter provides a detailed explanation of one of the mastery principles, the steps you need to take to apply them to your own practice, and suggestions for how you can begin practicing the principle in your classroom right away. Jackson offers stories from her own teaching practice, as well as from other teachers she has helped, to show you how each principle works. Teaching is a hard job, but using Jackson's principles will help you and your students reap the rich rewards of that hard work.



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!



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.



Corporate Culture and Performance

Corporate Culture and Performance Author John P. Kotter
ISBN-10 1439107602
Release 2008-06-30
Pages 224
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Going far beyond previous empirical work, John Kotter and James Heskett provide the first comprehensive critical analysis of how the "culture" of a corporation powerfully influences its economic performance, for better or for worse. Through painstaking research at such firms as Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, ICI, Nissan, and First Chicago, as well as a quantitative study of the relationship between culture and performance in more than 200 companies, the authors describe how shared values and unwritten rules can profoundly enhance economic success or, conversely, lead to failure to adapt to changing markets and environments. With penetrating insight, Kotter and Heskett trace the roots of both healthy and unhealthy cultures, demonstrating how easily the latter emerge, especially in firms which have experienced much past success. Challenging the widely held belief that "strong" corporate cultures create excellent business performance, Kotter and Heskett show that while many shared values and institutionalized practices can promote good performances in some instances, those cultures can also be characterized by arrogance, inward focus, and bureaucracy -- features that undermine an organization's ability to adapt to change. They also show that even "contextually or strategically appropriate" cultures -- ones that fit a firm's strategy and business context -- will not promote excellent performance over long periods of time unless they facilitate the adoption of strategies and practices that continuously respond to changing markets and new competitive environments. Fundamental to the process of reversing unhealthy cultures and making them more adaptive, the authors assert, is effective leadership. At the heart of this groundbreaking book, Kotter and Heskett describe how executives in ten corporations established new visions, aligned and motivated their managers to provide leadership to serve their customers, employees, and stockholders, and thus created more externally focused and responsive cultures.



The Connections Between Language and Reading Disabilities

The Connections Between Language and Reading Disabilities Author Hugh W. Catts
ISBN-10 9781135611750
Release 2005-01-15
Pages 248
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This is an edited book based on papers presented at a 2003 invitee-only conference under the sponsorship of the Merrill Advanced Studies Center of the University of Kansas. The participants were prominent scholars in the areas of language and reading, and have research programs funded by NIH and other sources. The purpose of the gathering was to discuss theoretical issues and research findings concerning the relationship between developmental language and reading disabilities, specifically looking at neurological, behavioral, and genetic factors. In addition, it discussed other factors contributing to reading difficulties in the middle elementary school years through adolescence and literacy outcomes for children with early language impairments, and how these problems relate to children with dyslexia. The Foreword is written by Reid Lyon, Branch Chief, Child Development and Behavior Branch, NICHD-National Institutes of Health. This book appeals to scholars in the areas of language disorders and reading disabilities, as well as to practicing speech-language pathologists, special educators, and reading specialists. It may also be used in graduate courses designed as seminars in either language disorders or reading disabilities in schools of communication disorders, as well as schools of education--especially special education departments.