Author: Jane C. Linder
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
Based on her study of more than 40 wildly successful projects, she has identified five characteristics that fly in the face of conventional practice: Make Space - Allow the project to grow and develop in unpredictable ways; Get it Right - Insist on finding the right answers to the toughest questions; Make a Difference - Reach beyond your grasp to accomplish the impossible; Energize People - Create an emotional environment filled with challenge; and Spiral Up - Don't stop with a single achievement; use it as a step to greater success.
Weaving together prescriptions with a series of cases, Systemic Change Management describes the value and how-to of a systemic or enterprise approach to organizational change. Each capability presented here promotes change, but when used together create synergies that magnify their individual impact within and between collaborating organizations.
Observing Weather and Climate from the Ground Up
Author: National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Committee on Developing Mesoscale Meteorological Observational Capabilities to Meet Multiple National Needs
Publisher: National Academies Press
Detailed weather observations on local and regional levels are essential to a range of needs from forecasting tornadoes to making decisions that affect energy security, public health and safety, transportation, agriculture and all of our economic interests. As technological capabilities have become increasingly affordable, businesses, state and local governments, and individual weather enthusiasts have set up observing systems throughout the United States. However, because there is no national network tying many of these systems together, data collection methods are inconsistent and public accessibility is limited. This book identifies short-term and long-term goals for federal government sponsors and other public and private partners in establishing a coordinated nationwide "network of networks" of weather and climate observations.
Die Ergebnisse eines mehrjährigen ForschunsprojektsDas Buch zeigt, wie Unternehmer, Geschäftsführer und Führungspersönlichkeiten mitUnterstützung von neun Gestaltungskonzepten, Checklisten und aktuellen Forschungsergebnissen einen Weg zu einer überlegenen Unternehmensqualität gestalten und anstreben können. Es ermöglicht dem Leser, sich, stark empirisch unterstützt, aus neun Perspektiven dem Thema Unternehmensqualität anzunähern und sich ein individuelles Konzept für eine "Überlegene Unternehmensqualität" maßzuschneidern. Das Buch beinhaltet aussagefähige Daten zum Benchmarking und Ansätze für ein neues, die Performance steigerndes Führungskonzept.
Author: Don Edward Beck, Christopher Cowan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Spiral Dynamics introduces a new model for plotting the enormous economic and commercial shifts that are making contemporary business practice so complex and apparently fragmented. Focusing on cutting-edge leadership, management systems, processes, procedures, and techniques, the authors synthesize changes such as: Increasing cultural diversity. Powerful new social responsibility initiatives. The arrival of a truly global marketplace. This is an inspiring book for managers, consultants, strategists, and leaders planning for success in the business world in the 21st century.
Competive advantage through revolutionary outsourcing strategies.
Companies operating in complex environments require a rigorous understanding of the economic, political, social and conflict dynamics of which they become part. Such insight helps them navigate substantial risks and challenges, grow their business even in unexpected places, work more effectively with local, national and international actors, and make meaningful contributions to stability and development. This book combines expert analysis, company case stories, and reflections from more than 100 business leaders. Drawing on a vast repository of knowledge and experience, it poses essential questions to better understand a particular complex environment and lead the company within it. It concretely demonstrates how leaders can help their companies meet their full range of goals - technical, financial, legal, reputation and social - by addressing the questions set out in this book. It is an invaluable resource for corporate practitioners and others concerned with company operations in complex environments. The book is the result of an intense and fruitful collaboration among the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement, University of Stellenbosch Business School; the Corporate Engagement and Reflecting on Peace Practice Programs of CDA; the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform; the Institute for Business in the Global Context of The Fletcher School, Tufts University; the IRENE Institute of ESSEC Business School; the International Council of Swedish Industry; and the Stockholm Policy Group. Authors include Dost Bardouille-Crema, Diana Chigas, Brian Ganson, Kathleen Hamill, Paul Hollesen, Benjamin Miller, Cecile Renouard, Nicklas Svensson, and Achim Wennmann.
This book defines the application of Information Technology’s systematic and automated knowledge mapping methodology to collect, analyze and report nanotechnology research on a global basis. The result of these analyses is be a systematic presentation of the state of the art of nanotechnology, which will include basic analysis, content analysis, and citation network analysis of comprehensive nanotechnology findings across technology domains, inventors, institutions, and countries.
Rebuilding Native Nations
Author: Miriam Jorgensen
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
A revolution is underway among the Indigenous nations of North America. It is a quiet revolution, largely unnoticed in society at large. But it is profoundly important. From High Plains states and Prairie Provinces to southwestern deserts, from Mississippi and Oklahoma to the northwest coast of the continent, Native peoples are reclaiming their right to govern themselves and to shape their future in their own ways. Challenging more than a century of colonial controls, they are addressing severe social problems, building sustainable economies, and reinvigorating Indigenous cultures. In effect, they are rebuilding their nations according to their own diverse and often innovative designs. Produced by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy at the University of Arizona and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, this book traces the contours of that revolution as Native nations turn the dream of self-determination into a practical reality. Part report, part analysis, part how-to manual for Native leaders, it discusses strategies for governance and community and economic development being employed by American Indian nations and First Nations in Canada as they move to assert greater control over their own affairs. Rebuilding Native Nations provides guidelines for creating new governance structures, rewriting constitutions, building justice systems, launching nation-owned enterprises, encouraging citizen entrepreneurs, developing new relationships with non-Native governments, and confronting the crippling legacies of colonialism. For nations that wish to join that revolution or for those who simply want to understand the transformation now underway across Indigenous North America, this book is a critical resource. CONTENTS Foreword by Oren Lyons Editor's Introduction Part 1 Starting Points 1. Two Approaches to the Development of Native Nations: One Works, the Other Doesn't Stephen Cornell and Joseph P. Kalt 2. Development, Governance, Culture: What Are They and What Do They Have to Do with Rebuilding Native Nations? Manley A. Begay, Jr., Stephen Cornell, Miriam Jorgensen, and Joseph P. Kalt Part 2 Rebuilding the Foundations 3. Remaking the Tools of Governance: Colonial Legacies, Indigenous Solutions Stephen Cornell 4. The Role of Constitutions in Native Nation Building: Laying a Firm Foundation Joseph P. Kalt 5 . Native Nation Courts: Key Players in Nation Rebuilding Joseph Thomas Flies-Away, Carrie Garrow, and Miriam Jorgensen 6. Getting Things Done for the Nation: The Challenge of Tribal Administration Stephen Cornell and Miriam Jorgensen Part 3 Reconceiving Key Functions 7. Managing the Boundary between Business and Politics: Strategies for Improving the Chances for Success in Tribally Owned Enterprises Kenneth Grant and Jonathan Taylor 8. Citizen Entrepreneurship: An Underutilized Development Resource Stephen Cornell, Miriam Jorgensen, Ian Wilson Record, and Joan Timeche 9. Governmental Services and Programs: Meeting Citizens' Needs Alyce S. Adams, Andrew J. Lee, and Michael Lipsky 10. Intergovernmental Relationships: Expressions of Tribal Sovereignty Sarah L. Hicks Part 4 Making It Happen 11. Rebuilding Native Nations: What Do Leaders Do? Manley A. Begay, Jr., Stephen Cornell, Miriam Jorgensen, and Nathan Pryor 12. Seizing the Future: Why Some Native Nations Do and Others Don't Stephen Cornell, Miriam Jorgensen, Joseph P. Kalt, and Katherine Spilde Contreras Afterword by Satsan (Herb George) References About the Contributors Index
Many systems development practitioners find traditional "one-size-fits-all" processes inadequate for the growing complexity, diversity, dynamism, and assurance needs of their products and services. The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model (ICSM) responds with a principle- and risk-based framework for defining and evolving your project and corporate process assets. This book explains ICSM's framework of decision criteria and principles, and shows how to apply them through relevant examples.
Use the tools and techniques the experts use for stress free planning Every wedding moves through the same series of planning steps, but the time, money, energy and emotion invested can vary tremendously. Couples who use the tools and techniques the experts use are prepared to do what matters, when it matters most. With the logistics in order, they have the freedom to enjoy the events leading up to their special day as well as time to relax and plan their future life together. As they work their way through the planning stages, couples will find that their initial stress over planning their wedding day has disappeared. Couples committed to creating a memorable, meaningful wedding day will come to view the wedding planning process not as an ordeal to get through, but as a fun experience. Judy Allen is a professional event planner and shows brides a step-by-step approach to minimize the complexity of planning the wedding day. When an event is planned in these 10 stages, whether over six weeks or a year or longer, the planner will always be in control of the process, will not go over budget and will find the whole process relaxed and stress free. The 10 stages: 1. Visualization: Wedding-Day Dreams 2. Decision Making: What Matters Most 3. Designing a Realistic Blueprint 4. Choosing the Perfect Wedding and Reception Site 5. Selecting the Right Wedding Vendors 6. Before You Sign on the Dotted Line: Questions to Ask 7. Organizing Wedding-Day Timelines and Wedding-Day Flow 8. Wedding-Day Flow Sheets 9. Wedding Supplier Previews and Wedding-Day Rehearsal 10. On-Site Wedding-Day Orchestration
A former Senior VP of Apple shares how Steve Jobs motivated people to do the best work of their lives Jay Elliot was hired personally by Steve Jobs, just in time to accompany him on the last of his historic visits to Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, the visits that changed the course of computing. As Senior VP of Apple, Jay served as Steve's right-hand man and trouble-shooter, overseeing all corporate operations and business planning, as well as software development and HR. In Leading Apple with Steve Jobs, Jay details how Steve managed and motivated his people—and what every manager can learn from Jobs about motivating people to do the best work of their lives. Steve Jobs used the phrase "Pirates! Not the Navy" as a rallying cry—a metaphor to "Think Different." In the days of developing the Macintosh, it became a four-word mission statement. It expresses the heart of Apple and Steve. The management principles that grew out of that statement form the backbone of this book. Explains how to find talented people who will understand your objectives and be able to make a contribution to that effort Lists traits that can determine whether a person will be so committed to the vision that they will provide their own motivation Explains how to ensure that your employees hold an allegiance to the captain and to his/her shipmates, and also possess the ability to come up with original, unique ways to approach a problem, and be self-guided with a strong sense of direction Leading Apple with Steve Jobs will shift your thought paradigm and inspire you to assemble and lead innovative teams.