This comprehensive book integrates new technology and concepts that have been developed in recent years to manage dairy farms in a profitable manner. The approach to the production of livestock and quality milk is multidisciplinary, involving nutrition, reproduction, clinical medicine, genetics, pathology, epidemiology, human resource management and economics. The book is structured by the production cycle of the dairy cow covering critical points in cow management. Written and edited by highly respected experts, this book provides a thoroughly modern and up-to-date resource for all those involved in the dairy industry.
While there are many books on «how to patent» and patent law, Essentials of Patents delivers practical advice on how to leverage patents as a powerful competitive corporate tool. This is not your «ordinary patent book». It's emphasis is directed to patent management with the express emphasis of increasing shareholder value, and it's audience, each with its own chapter, includes the CEO / ICO, CFO, CTO, and cross functional managers of HR, Engineering, Manufacturing and IT. Essentials of Patents is arguably one of the first works on intellectual property that drives home the importance of patent creation, protection and exploitation throughout the enterprise. Gibbs and DeMatteis show how patents can enhance competitive intelligence, product development cost reduction, product line expansion, and revenue streams, making this guide a must-have for the savvy manager. In it, the authors introduce a new management methodology: Patent Quality Management, or «PQM». With public company market values more than 90% attributable to the value of intangible assets and patents, the time has come for all corporate managers, not just R&D and legal counsel, to master intellectual property management in this competitive global market (and shareholders are demanding it).
DVD 1: Act 1 Scene 1 - The Courtyard of an Inn near Paris 01. Prelude 02. Ensemble 03. Solo - Lescaut 04. Beggars' Dance 05. Pas de Sept 06. Arrival of the Coach - Entrance of Manon 07. Dance of the Two Courtesans 08. Solo: Lescaut's Mistress 09. Meeting of Manon and Des Grieux 10. Solo: Des Grieux 11. Pas de Deux: Manon and Des Grieux 12. Intermezzo Scene 2 - Des Grieux's lodgings in Paris 13. Pas de Deux: Manon and Des Grieux 14. Entrance of Monsieur G.M. and Lescaut 15. Pas de Trois: Manon, Lescaut and Monsieur G.M. 16. Des Grieux and Lescaut Fight DVD 2: Act 2 Scene 1 - A Party at the Hotel particulier of Madame 1. Ensemble 2. Solo: Lescaut 3. Pas de Deux: Lescaut and his Mistress 4. Duet for Two Courtesans 5. Entrance of Manon 6. Solo: Lescaut's Mistress 7. Dance of the Three Young Gents 8. Solo: Manon 9. Adagio: Manon and The Gentlemen 10. Waltz 11. Pas de Deux: Manon and Des Grieux 12. Solo: Des Grieux 13. Card Game - Brawl 14. Intermezzo Scene 2 - Des Grieux's lodgings 15. Pas de Deux: Manon and Des Grieux (Bracelet Duet) 16. Entrance of Manon Act 3 Scene 1 - The port of New Orleans 17. Prelude 18. Arrival of the Ship 19. Entrance of Manon 20. Pas de Trois: Manon, Des Grieux and Gaoler 21. Pas de Trois: Manon, Des Grieux and Gaoler Scene 2 - The goaler's rooms in New Orleans 22. Killing of the Gaoler Scene 3 - A swamp in Louisiana 23. Manon's Dream 24. Manon's Death (Pas de Deux: Manon and Des Grieux) 25. Massenet: Manon: Curtain Calls / Closing Credits
Training Fundamentals is a no-nonsense, practical overview of training, filled with useful information, best practices, and proven strategies to help both new and experienced trainers develop their skills and design and deliver training that achieves results in today's rapidly changing learning environment. Designed to be easy-to-use, Training Fundamentals covers a range of topics, including: How training helps organizations achieve their goals What characteristics and skills a trainer needs to be successful The adult learning principles that guide all successful training programs The basics of designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating training programs Guidelines for becoming a professional trainer The Pfeiffer Essential Guides to Training Basics is a three-volume series—Training Fundamentals, Designing and Developing Training Programs, and Delivering Training Workshops—that offers new and experienced trainers a wealth of ideas, information, tips, tools, and techniques. Praise for Training Fundamentals «Training—it sounds so simple, but it's not. This book provides an essential—and practical—foundation for designing and delivering a successful workshop. It's easy to use, practical, and chock full of insights only a successful trainer knows.» —Barbara Nelson, principal of Nelson Communications «With crisp, fresh, and easy to understand language, Chan cuts through all the jargon and provides easy to follow guidelines for becoming a pro.» —Terrence L. Gargiulo, president, MAKINGSTORIES.net, and author, Building Business Acumen for Trainers and Trainer's Portable Mentor
Studies consistently show that quality leadership development programs pay off for companies – in the form of shareholder returns, market share growth, and sales. However, many companies have inadequate leadership development programs. This book challenges traditional views of leadership development with a perspective that focuses on recognizing leadership as a source of competitive advantage. If you're a manager or an HR leader, The Leadership Gap offers the practical, effective strategies you need to close the leadership gap in your organizations, unleashing leadership potential for better business results and a sustainable competitive advantage.