Remain competitive, inspire innovation, and ensure success Constantly adapting, improving, and changing is more important than ever for companies to remain competitive in today’s marketplace. Make Change Work presents real solutions to thriving in a world of constant change. This book educates managers and leaders on how to lead change, with strategies for creating urgency, building support, and ensuring successful change. Get the guidance you need to be bold in the face of change, and learn how to make your company faster, better, cheaper, and friendlier—by simply listening to your customers Advises leaders on how to design and implement a strategy that allows you to successfully lead change and deliver meaningful business results Author Randy Pennington is a 20-year business performance veteran, author, and expert in helping organizations build a culture focused on results Learn how to establish a clear and purposeful goal, inspire a culture relentlessly focused on customers, and create an environment where your talented team wants to Make Change Work.
Reconsider Strategy and Make Planning Relevant In Bringing Strategy Back, strategy expert Jeffrey Sampler cuts through the clutter to reveal exactly why the usual tools of strategy are so sorely out of sync with our needs: windows of opportunity close far faster than they once did, many of these opportunities are smaller than they once were, growth rates are uneven across markets, and today's competition is more asymmetrical than ever. The upshot for managers is that they need to reorient their approach to absorb the shocks and surprises that strike at a moment's notice. Only then can strategic planning reliably play its part. Leaders all around the world at organizations of any size and type will benefit by shedding their obsolete notions about strategy and becoming more resilient. Bringing Strategy Back rises to the challenge and presents a new prescriptive model. It introduces four «strategic shock absorbers» that enable leaders to build resilient organizations that can withstand even the most unexpected global turbulence. Based on the author's in-depth research in the world's most tempestuous markets, the model delivers several must-have qualities that interact and work together in an ongoing process: Accuracy, Agility, Momentum, and Foresight. With this new framework, Bringing Strategy Back shows how to be prepared and proactive, rather than reactive, even when the future is uncertain.
Praise for RESULTS RULE! «What on earth could pre-thawed turkeys, Eva the dolphin, and toothpaste tubes squeezed from the middle have to do with the success of your business? Everything. Results Rule! is that rare business book that you can't put down, and you shouldn't, because the lessons within aren't just helpful, they're vitally important. Don't put Results Rule! on the stack of books you mean to read soon. Buy it, take it home, and read every word before your competitor does.» –Joe Calloway, author of Indispensable: How to Become the Company That Your Customers Can't Live Without «Most business books give you everything you need and want to do, except the only thing that matters–getting results. This book is well written, with great examples, stories, and real advice that will actually show you how to improve your results. Buy it–read it–heed it–and watch your results improve.» –Larry Winget, author of Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life «Results Rule! delivers practical ideas that will keep your organization on course for success in a competitive marketplace. Randy Pennington offers ideas that work if you are on the frontline or in the executive suite. He has nailed the essence and importance of culture.» –Howard Putnam, former CEO, Southwest Airlines author of The Winds of Turbulence «If you hate your competition, it's because they're beating you. If you want your competition to hate YOU–read Randy Pennington's book, and give it to all your people.» –Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Little Red Book of Selling «Six rock solid concepts plus real examples in a quick and easy read equal real results. A guide to differentiating your organization in the marketplace.» –M. Cass Wheeler, CEO, American Heart Association «Randy's business savvy and expertise are evident throughout this book. His thoughtful analyses produce vital points for any business that wants to grow and thrive in the twenty-first century.» –Nido Qubein, President, High Point University Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Company «In a very engaging, quick read, Randy Pennington cuts through the hype of most management bestsellers to propose a deceptively simple premise–a culture that never loses focus on the desired result and always wins. Pennington takes you by the hand and shows you how to take an honest look at your own organization, then act immediately to create and nurture a culture that achieves results day in and day out. Results Rule! is one of those rare books you'll keep close at hand for years to come.» –Marci Armstrong, PhD, Associate Dean, Masters Programs Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
This work looks at the question of evangelization and inculturation amid rapid social change in West Africa. It is articulated with conviction that the integration of faith and culture is the way to go in such context. Since this study is built on practical theology, the underlying method employed is praxis-theory-praxis. Ethnographic method of participant observation is also utilized not just as an anthropological method but also as a ministerial way of doing theology. Crucial elements of experience, tradition and culture are engaged in an assertive dialogue in order to generate relevant pastoral strategies by way of commendations and recommendations.
A self-help manual on creating reasonable, achievable improvement in your life In our attempts to overachieve, many people find themselves frustrated because they cannot relish in their own successes. Though these professionals may reach their goals of job titles and financial stability, they often sacrifice their personal and family lives and discover deep dissatisfaction. In Change One Thing!, self-help author Sue Hadfield outlines the necessary steps to address the disillusionment that has become a common problem in our work-driven society. While whirlwind change can be overwhelming and unrealistic for a modern worker with a family and responsibilities, Hadfield asserts that a determined person can bring about an impactful change in his life by simply altering one aspect of it. Teaches readers to avoid emotions of hopelessness and panic associated with changing too many aspects at once Details a step-by-step plan to make a meaningful change Shares real-life examples of people who successfully altered their lives Those who recognize that professional success is less fulfilling than other facets of their lives will find comfort and guidance in Change One Thing! as they embark on missions to improve their lives.
The people of the world may differ in every ways: colour, culture, religion etc…but as humanity we have the duty to create a common world to live together, work together and make a progress despite the differences.. (Zakaria,2002). This study seeks to find out the extent to which religious bodies can work together to bring about desirable social change through inter-faith dialogue and cooperation among the three major religions in Africa i.e. Islam, Christianity and Traditional religion. The purpose of such investigation is to explore the possibility of facilitating cooperation across religious lines around issues of common concern, rather than simply acknowledging the difficulty of doing so on ground of perceived or real non-negotiability of religions. The study assumed that there is some basic form of dialogue, dialogue of life, that can be developed for the purpose of enhancing social development and that relevant situation factors for coalition building exist among faith-based organisations (FBOs)that can also be exploited. The study was situated within the theoretical frame of religion and social change from the perspectives of Marx and Weber.
Nowadays, academic libraries are faced with issues and pressure from internal and external environment, which make it essential for them to respond and implement necessary changes. This work focuses on an analysis of the change management in academic libraries in some countries. This study investigates and examines new management changes by considering different factors including quality, performance and relationship between fields of organizational change and implementation process to be as a modern technological workplace.
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We all have niggling doubts and worries of this kind: they are an inevitable part of a busy modern lifestyle. But many of us magnify these subjective negative thoughts into unshakeable facts. We feel that, far from being in control of our emotions, our emotions are in control of us. Over her career as a psychologist and consultant, Susan David has found that the happiest people have exactly the same stresses and setbacks as anyone else. The difference is that they have learned to unhook themselves from unhelpful patterns of thought and behaviour. They are emotionally agile. Drawing on more than twenty years of academic and professional experience, Susan David has pioneered a new way of helping us to make peace with ourselves. Emotional Agility will help you to positively connect with your emotions, act according to your deepest values, and flourish.
Praise for The Art of Change Leadership "Transforming a leadership approach is the key to transforming a culture. In The Art of Change Leadership: Driving Transformation in a Fast??“Paced World, Cheryl Cran provides insights, practical applications, and
Climate change induced vulnerabilities have become prime concerns all over the world including Bangladesh. The Author aims at the intense relation between the livelihood pattern and our role to manage the upcoming vulnerabilities apart from identifying the intensity or assessment of vulnerability. Sarankhola upazila, under the district of Bagerhat in Bangladesh has been taken as the selected area of this study. The Book focuses on adaptive responses and coping strategies against the present and probabilistic climatic variability and changes of livelihood in the context of Bangladesh.The Author is grateful to Almighty for completing this work successfully. He would like to express his sincere gratitude and profound appreciation to Mr. Shahnewaz Nazimuddin Ahmed, Associate Professor, Economics Discipline and Dean,Social Science School, Khulna University, Khulna for his continuous supervision, guidance,inspiration and thoughtful suggestion in completion of the work. Finally, his special appreciation goes to HEQEP (Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project) for financial assistance to accomplish the research work and also grateful to all the respondents and people of the study area.
It seems a new focus is developing on youth as an actor in anti-corruption, with youth increasingly being referred to as agents of change. This developing focus on youth represents an issue of growing relevance that is visible in the work of Transparency International and the World Bank. Both institutions have received criticism for promoting an underlying agenda of neo-liberal reform in their work on anti-corruption; hence, this work questions whether the emphasis of youth as an actor in anti-corruption is a continuation of this agenda.
We are living in a world full of games. More than 31 million people in the UK are gamers. The average young person will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the age of twenty-one. The future belongs to those who play games. In this ground-breaking book, visionary game designer Jane McGonigal challenges conventional thinking and shows that games - far from being simply escapist entertainment - have the potential not only to radically improve our own lives but to change the world.
The how-to guide to building an adaptive, productive business environment Graham Winter, author of the best-selling Think One Team, brings you First Be Nimble: A Story about How to Adapt, Innovate and Perform in a Volatile Business World. This book addresses the challenge of how to equip businesses to adapt and thrive in an unpredictable and demanding economy. Told in the form of a fable and illustrated with case studies and powerful tools, the book is designed to engage, inspire, and inform readers from all walks of business life. Helping leaders, teams, and whole organisations to bring their values to the frontline of the battle to be adaptive and productive, First Be Nimble shows readers how to align people and teams, collaborate and co-create with others, reduce resistance to change, boost trust, personal resilience, and performance, and prepare for the unique challenges of adaptive change. Helps businesses adapt to today's environment, learn to innovate, and build a «one team'» mentality Gives leaders the practical tools to facilitate change and foster the conversations that help people to learn and grow together Uses a unique, fable-style format, with inspirational examples, to bring key concepts to life While many business leaders are well versed in the importance of company values, they are often ignorant of how to bring them to life, and how to build an adaptive, high performing business. First Be Nimble is here to help.
Collins World in Maps is a multi-topic atlas of the world, which introduces the most relevant physical and human topics to reflect the Geography Key Stage 2-3 requirements of the National Curriculum. Formerly published as Collins Keystart World Atlas, this collection of maps can be used to investigate different themes and topics. It tells a story in maps, diagrams, charts, words and photographs, each of which presents information to compare and examine. We live on a remarkable planet and this atlas helps us to make sense of the world today and understand how things came to be, as well as how they might change in years to come. Suggested activities on each spread encourage users to explorer further.