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The Progress Principle

By Teresa Amabile,Steven Kramer
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  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Isbn : 1422142736
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 611
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What really sets the best managers above the rest? It’s their power to build a cadre of employees who have great inner work lives—consistently positive emotions; strong motivation; and favorable perceptions of the organization, their work, and their colleagues. The worst managers undermine inner work life, often unwittingly. As Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer explain in The Progress Principle, seemingly mundane workday events can make or break employees’ inner work lives. But it’s forward momentum in meaningful work—progress—that creates the best inner work lives. Through rigorous analysis of nearly 12,000 diary entries provided by 238 employees in 7 companies, the authors explain how managers can foster progress and enhance inner work life every day. The book shows how to remove obstacles to progress, including meaningless tasks and toxic relationships. It also explains how to activate two forces that enable progress: (1) catalysts—events that directly facilitate project work, such as clear goals and autonomy—and (2) nourishers—interpersonal events that uplift workers, including encouragement and demonstrations of respect and collegiality. Brimming with honest examples from the companies studied, The Progress Principle equips aspiring and seasoned leaders alike with the insights they need to maximize their people’s performance.

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A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

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  • Publisher : Currency
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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Pages : 208
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  • File Pdf: healthy-urban-planning.pdf

Book Summary:

Healthy Urban Planning aims to refocus urban planners on the implications of their work for human health and well-being. If many of the problems faced in cities are to be resolved, improving health will be the fundamental goal of urban planners. Poor housing, poverty, stress, pollution, and lack of access to jobs, goods and services all impact upon health. This book provides practical advice on ways to integrate health and urban planning and will be essential reading for urban planners, developers, urban designers, transport planners, and those working in the fields of regeneration and renewal. It will also be of interest to those with an interest in sustainable development.

When Life Gives You Demons

By Jennifer Honeybourn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Swoon Reads
  • Isbn : 1250158222
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 533
  • File Pdf: when-life-gives-you-demons.pdf

Book Summary:

A smart and funny YA novel from Jennifer Honeybourn, When Life Gives You Demons Some people have school spirit. Shelby Black has real ones. Shelby Black has spent the past six months training to be an exorcist. Her great-uncle Roy—a Catholic priest—has put her through exorcist boot camp hell, hoping to develop her talent, but ohmygod, he still doesn’t trust her to do an exorcism on her own. High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity to herself. The last thing she wants is for her crush, Spencer, to find out what she does in her off time. But Shelby knows how to keep a secret—even a big one. Like the fact that her mom left under mysterious circumstances and it’s all her fault. Shelby is hellbent on finding her mom, no matter what it costs her—even if what it ends up costing her is her soul AND a relationship with Spencer. Praise for Wesley James Ruined My Life: "Everything readers expect and want from a lighthearted summer teen romance....Pitch-perfect." —School Library Journal "Light, cute, and a quick read." —The Eater of Books “Immensely readable, utterly charming and absolutely un-put-downable.” —Jennifer McKenzie

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8

By National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Science of Children Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Isbn : 0309324882
  • Pages : 706
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 855
  • File Pdf: transforming-the-workforce-for-children-birth-through-age-8.pdf

Book Summary:

Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to continue to build the knowledge base in ways that will directly advance and inform future actions. The recommendations of this book provide an opportunity to improve the quality of the care and the education that children receive, and ultimately improve outcomes for children.

Being!: Five Ways Of Leading Authentically In An Iconnected World

By Murthy Vikram,Murthy Aasha
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Isbn : 9813237104
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 872
  • File Pdf: being.pdf

Book Summary:

Being! Five ways of leading authentically in an iConnected world is rooted in leadership practice across many sectors and its raison d'etre is to build adaptiveness and resilience in uncertain times. It is credentialed by leaders who have honed their personal effectiveness, grown spiritually and become more effective and impactful, because of their engagement with its content.It channels wisdom at the intersection of many disciplines and multiple world views to provide deeper insight and meaning to the leadership dilemmas and choices that you constantly face. It integrates both western leadership-thinking with its more evidence-based, cognitive approaches, and eastern philosophy with its more 'mystical' and spiritually-oriented homilies, into a rich tapestry that engages your attention, challenges your capabilities, and leaves you richer and more fulfilled for the effort.

Modern Techniques for Successful IT Project Management

By Shang Gao,Lazar Rusu
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Isbn : 1466674741
  • Pages : 345
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 800
  • File Pdf: modern-techniques-for-successful-it-project-management.pdf

Book Summary:

Computer technology provides the opportunity for innovation and progress in the daily operations and initiatives of corporations. Despite the positive elements of integrating technology into the workplace, corporations continue to struggle with the challenges created by rapid technological advancements. Modern Techniques for Successful IT Project Management brings together academic research and professional practice to examine the complexity of implementing technology into the structure and organization of a corporation's ventures. This publication is an essential reference source for researchers, professionals, and upper-level university students working in the fields of project management, information systems, and IT project management interested in the methodologies and research necessary to improve the impact of Information Technology.

Project Management

By Stewart R. Clegg,Torgeir Skyttermoen,Anne Live Vaagaasar
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Isbn : 1529729785
  • Pages : 624
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 595
  • File Pdf: project-management.pdf

Book Summary:

Project management is an essential life and workplace skill that everyone must develop. Following the popular style and format of other textbooks by Stewart Clegg, this brand new co-authored textbook on project management provides a much needed European perspective to the subject. Drawing on the latest research and practice, the authors guide students on an active learning journey through the project lifespan, promoting a critical and reflexive approach to studying project management, as well as one that creates value for all project stakeholders and emphasizes people and not just process. Case studies and examples discussed in the text cover a wide range of projects from large to smaller across different industries and sectors, both public and private, including: megaprojects (HS2); mega events (Olympics); political projects (Brexit); health-related project implementation (LEAN); tech-related projects (Google); building and restoration projects (housing/Sagrada Familia); and arts and cultural projects (European Capital of Culture). Incorporating a host of learning features both in chapters and via the supporting online resources, this textbook is essential reading for all students/managers completing a course unit in project management at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Flow at Work

By Clive Fullagar,Antonella Delle Fave
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 1317976193
  • Pages : 194
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 302
  • File Pdf: flow-at-work.pdf

Book Summary:

Flow can be defined as the experience of being fully engaged with the task at hand, unburdened by outside concerns or worries. Flow is an enjoyable state of effortless attention, complete absorption, and focussed energy. The pivotal role of flow in fostering good performance and high productivity led psychologists to study the features and outcomes of this experience in the workplace, in order to ascertain the impact of flow on individual and organizational well-being, and to identify strategies to increase the workers’ opportunities for flow in job tasks. This ground-breaking new collection is the first book to provide a comprehensive understanding of flow in the workplace that includes a contribution from the founding father of flow research, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. On a conceptual level, this book clarifies the features and structure of flow experience; and provides research-based evidence of how flow can be measured in the workplace on an empirical level, as well as exploring how it impacts on motivation, productivity, and well-being. By virtue of its rigorous but also practical approach, the book represents a useful tool for both scientists and practitioners. The collection addresses a number of key issues, including: Core components of how the idea of flow differs from experience in the work context Organizational and task-related conditions fostering flow at work How flow can be measured in the workplace The organizational and personal implications of flow The relationship between task features and flow opportunities at work Featuring contributions from some of the most active researchers in the field, Flow at Work: Measurement and Implications is an important book in an emerging field of study. The concept of flow has enormous implications for organizations as well as the individual, and this volume will be of interest to all students and researchers in organizational/occupational psychology and positive psychology, as well as practitioners and consultants with an interest in employee motivation and well-being.

HBR's 10 Must Reads Collection (12 Books)

By Harvard Business Review,Peter F. Drucker,Clayton M. Christensen,Daniel Goleman,Michael E. Porter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Isbn : 1625278144
  • Pages : 2688
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 929
  • File Pdf: hbr-s-10-must-reads-collection.pdf

Book Summary:

This essential, comprehensive digital collection delivers the entire 12 books of the HBR’s 10 Must Reads series with over 120 Harvard Business Review articles. With this essential collection from Harvard Business Review, you’ll have the best management ideas and advice all in one place. Now offered as a comprehensive digital compilation, this set includes the entire library of Harvard Business Review articles (more than 120 of them) found in the HBR 10 Must Reads book series. From leadership and strategy to innovation and marketing, no other collection offers the top thinking from global experts on today’s most essential management topics. The collection includes must-have articles on the following topics: Leadership, Managing Yourself, Strategy, Managing People, Change Management, Communication, Innovation, Making Smart Decisions, Teams, Collaboration, and Strategic Marketing. In addition, you’ll get articles from the foundational HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials, which offers seminal pieces chosen by the editorial team at Harvard Business Review. Each book is packed with enduring advice from the best minds in business such as: Michael Porter, Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, John Kotter, Daniel Goleman, Jim Collins, Ted Levitt, Gary Hamel, W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne and much more. The HBR’s 10 Must Reads Collection includes: HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials This book brings together the best thinking from management’s most influential experts. Once you’ve read these definitive articles, you can delve into each core topic the series explores: managing yourself, managing people, leadership, strategy, and change management. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror. Here’s how to stay engaged throughout your 50-year work life, tap into your deepest values, solicit candid feedback, replenish your physical and mental energy, and rebound from tough times. This book includes the bonus article “How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton M. Christensen. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People Managing your employees is fraught with challenges, even if you’re a seasoned pro. Boost their performance by tailoring your management styles to their temperaments, motivating with responsibility rather than money, and fostering trust through solicited input. This book includes the bonus article “Leadership That Gets Results,” by Daniel Goleman. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership Are you an extraordinary leader—or just a good manager? Learn how to motivate others to excel, build your team’s confidence, set direction, encourage smart risk-taking, credit others for your success, and draw strength from adversity. This book includes the bonus article “What Makes an Effective Executive,” by Peter F. Drucker. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy Is your company spending too much time on strategy development, with too little to show for it? Discover what it takes to distinguish your company from rivals, clarify what it will (and won’t) do, create blue oceans of uncontested market space, and make your priorities explicit so employees can realize your vision. This book includes the bonus article “What Is Strategy?” by Michael E. Porter. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Change Management Most companies’ change initiatives fail—but yours can beat the odds. Learn how to overcome addiction to the status quo, establish a sense of urgency, mobilize commitment and resources, silence naysayers, minimize the pain of change, and motivate change even when business is good. This book includes the bonus article “Leading Change,” by John P. Kotter. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Innovation To innovate profitably, you need more than just creativity. Learn how to decide which ideas are worth pursuing, innovate through the front lines, tailor your efforts to meet customer’s needs, and avoid classic pitfalls. This book includes the bonus article “The Discipline of Innovation” by Peter F. Drucker. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Communication The best leaders know how to communicate clearly and persuasively. From connecting with the audience and establishing credibility to inspiring others to carry out your vision, get the skills you need to express your ideas with clarity and impact—no matter what the situation. This book includes the bonus article “The Necessary Art of Persuasion” by Jay A. Conger. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Collaboration Join forces with others inside and outside your organization to solve your toughest problems. Learn how to forge strong relationships, build a collaborative culture, and manage conflict wisely. This book includes the bonus article “Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership” by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing Reinvent your marketing by putting it—and your customers—at the center of your business. Leading experts provide the insights and advice you need to figure out what business you’re really in, uncover your brand’s strengths and weaknesses, and end the war between sales and marketing. This book includes the bonus article “Marketing Myopia” by Theodore Levitt. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions Discover why bad decisions happen to good managers—and how to make better ones. Get the skills you need to make bold decisions that challenge the status quo, support your decisions with data, and foster and address constructive criticism. This book includes the bonus article “Before You Make that Big Decision …” by Daniel Kahneman, Dan Lovallo, and Olivier Sibony. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds. Learn how to boost team performance through mutual accountability, motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects, and increase your teams’ emotional intelligence. This book includes the bonus article “The Discipline of Teams” by John R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith. About the HBR’s 10 Must Reads Series: HBR's 10 Must Reads series is the definitive collection of ideas and best practices for aspiring and experienced leaders alike. These books offer essential reading selected from the pages of Harvard Business Review on topics critical to the success of every manager. Each book is packed with advice and inspiration from the best minds in business.

Agile Marketing

By Neil Perkin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • Isbn : 1398605115
  • Pages :
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 420
  • File Pdf: agile-marketing.pdf

Book Summary:

Create and apply responsive and adaptive marketing principles and practices with this guide to redesigning marketing structures, processes and culture, to be fit for purpose in today's changeable environment. Agile Marketing is an essential and practical roadmap to transforming your marketing by applying agile principles at scale and overcoming mindset and culture challenges to enable greater efficiency and quicker response times. Covering areas such as putting data and automation at the centre of agility, measuring success and creating and maintaining space for innovation, it features a range of invaluable frameworks, practical guidance and insightful examples from organizations such as Dell and Pepsi. Written by a recognized agile expert and marketing thought-leader who has worked with marketing teams in some of the largest global organizations, Agile Marketing also explores how to empower high-performing marketing teams and develop and pivot agile campaigns and content. Featuring tips and tools throughout and a step-by-step agile marketing transformation blueprint, it is a crucial resource for creating effective and streamlined marketing today and into the future.

Theoretical Aspects of Evolutionary Computing

By Leila Kallel,Bart Naudts,Alex Rogers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 366204448X
  • Pages : 499
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 857
  • File Pdf: theoretical-aspects-of-evolutionary-computing.pdf

Book Summary:

During the first week of September 1999, the Second EvoNet Summer School on Theoretical Aspects of Evolutionary Computing was held at the Middelheim cam pus of the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Originally intended as a small get together of PhD students interested in the theory of evolutionary computing, the summer school grew to become a successful combination of a four-day workshop with over twenty researchers in the field and a two-day lecture series open to a wider audience. This book is based on the lectures and workshop contributions of this summer school. Its first part consists of tutorial papers which introduce the reader to a num ber of important directions in the theory of evolutionary computing. The tutorials are at graduate level andassume only a basic backgroundin mathematics and com puter science. No prior knowledge ofevolutionary computing or its theory is nec essary. The second part of the book consists of technical papers, selected from the workshop contributions. A number of them build on the material of the tutorials, exploring the theory to research level. Other technical papers may require a visit to the library.

The Silicon Valley Model

By Annika Steiber,Sverker Alänge
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319249215
  • Pages : 171
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 127
  • File Pdf: the-silicon-valley-model.pdf

Book Summary:

This book presents a new management model that has evolved in Silicon Valley. The future will favor companies that can migrate to a management model, better suited for the times. The abilities to remain entrepreneurial and innovate constantly will be essential for all companies in an innovation economy. However, most firms still use industrial-age management models that are not suited to attracting and energizing entrepreneurial talent. This book imbibes latest results from a year-long study of Google’s approaches to management, and finds similar principles being applied at companies including, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tesla Motors, and Apigee. By distilling on the aspects that work across a variety of innovative firms, the authors present a synthesis that could have profound implications for managers everywhere.

Dilemmas of Leadership

By Tudor Rickards
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317600819
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 756
  • File Pdf: dilemmas-of-leadership.pdf

Book Summary:

Leadership, the practice of focusing and motivating a group or organization to achieve its aims, is a much discussed but often misunderstood concept. This comprehensive textbook introduces the subject for Masters level students. Readers are invited to make a series of metaphorical journeys of discovery, thematically organized around fundamental dilemmas within the field of leadership studies. Building on the success of previous editions, the text uses a simple map-based approach to consider dilemmas such as: Is a leader born or made? How are tensions between ethical dilemmas and economic self-interest resolved? How does a leader's desire for control balance with the need to empower members of the organization? This third edition contains a brand new chapter on leadership in sport, an enhanced chapter on creativity, and more international content. Also new to this edition is a companion website containing PowerPoint slides, revision quizzes and a tutor’s guide. This text will be essential reading for Masters and MBA students on leadership courses, and will also be illuminating for managers pursuing leadership development.