Entrepreneurship


Robert D. Hisrich - 1989
    Students are exposed to detailed descriptions of 'how to' embark on a new venture in a logical manner. Comprehensive cases at the end of the text have been hand-picked by the authors to go hand-in-hand with chapter concepts. The superb author team of Hisrich, Peters, and Shepherd draw from their distinct backgrounds to create a book that addresses the dynamics of today's entrepreneurial challenges. From Bob Hisrich's expertise in global entrepreneurship to Mike Peter's background as a both a real-life entrepreneur and academic to Dean Shepherd's current research on cognition and entrepreneurial mindset, this book balances the crucial line between modern theory and practice.

The Talent Management Handbook: Creating Organizational Excellence by Identifying, Developing, and Promoting Your Best People


Lance A. Berger - 2003
    Featuring the contributions of leading executives, human resources practitioners, and consultants, this book presents a comprehensive approach to talent management.

You Can't Fire Everyone: And Other Lessons from an Accidental Manager


Hank Gilman - 2011
    Plenty of managers never asked, expected, or trained to be put in charge of other people. But when it happens, these accidental bosses often find that learning to manage is like learning to swim by being dropped into the deep end of the pool. Hank Gilman knows what that's like. As a top editor for Fortune, Newsweek , and the Boston Globe , he has helped nurture some outstanding talent. His success can be attributed largely to his management style, which allows him to treat his employees like, well, humans, while holding them accountable. But he was far from a natural when it was time to take charge. Gilman shares the lessons he's learned-through trial and error-during his two decades as a manager in one of the craziest businesses on the planet. Writing in a warm but no-nonsense voice, he offers straight-up advice on the ins and outs of hiring, firing, motivating, and dealing with cranky superstars. Gilman argues that your employees should always come first-and that managing down, as opposed to managing up, will ultimately lead to a successful career as a boss About The Author: Hank Gilman is the deputy managing editor of Fortune . Over his career, he has worked at The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek , and The Beaufort Gazette (South Carolina). (His favorite job.) He has also been a regular commentator on The Nightly Business Report on PBS. Table Of Contents: Author's Note 1 Introduction 3 Chapter 1 Friendless 11 Chapter 2 Recruiting and Managing "the Talent" 27 Chapter 3 The Cardinal Sins of Hiring (and the Dumb Things You Do Right After) 51 Chapter 4 You're Fired! 77 Chapter 5 Optics, or Paying Attention to How Things Look 99 Chapter 6 The Well-Behaved Manager 119 Chapter 7 Managing in a Crisis 141 Chapter 8 The Modern Manager 155 Chapter 9 There's No Such Thing as a Small Role 171 Chapter 10 Director's Cut 181 Postscript 205 Acknowledgments 209 Index 213 Special Fe

Etiquette For Dummies


Sue Fox - 1999
    In these situations, etiquette is vital for keeping your sense of humor and your self-esteem intact. But etiquette is not a behavior that you should just turn on and off. This stuffy French word that translates into getting along with others allows you to put people at ease, make them feel good about a situation, and even improve your reputation. Etiquette For Dummies approaches the subject from a practical point of view, throwing out the rulebook full of long, pointless lists. Instead, it sets up tough social situations and shows you how to navigate through them successfully, charming everyone with your politeness and social grace. This straightforward, no-nonsense guide will let you discover the ins and outs of:Basic behavior for family, friends, relationships, and business Grooming, dressing, and staying healthy Coping with unexpected stuff like sneezing or feeling queasy Maintaining a civilized relationship Making friends and keeping them Building positive relationships at work Communicating effectively This book shows you how to take on these situations and make them pleasant. It also gives you great advice for tipping appropriately in all types of services and setting stellar examples for your kids. Full of useful advice and written in a laid-back, friendly style, Etiquette For Dummies has all the tools you need to face any social situation with politeness and courtesy.

The Book of North American Birds


Reader's Digest Association - 1990
    Each portrait includes full-color original artwork; details on identification, habitat, nesting, and food; and a color-coded range map.

Human Resource Management


Robert L. Mathis - 1994
    Whether you are currently a practicing human resource management professional or plan to use HR knowledge in your career this comprehensive market-leading text has the information you need for ongoing professional success. This authoritative text offers a leading resource for preparation for professional HR certification by providing coverage of all major topics for the PHR and SPHR professional examinations given by the Human Resource Certification Institute (SHRM). This edition effectively blends theory and practice as it highlights the latest trends in human resource today, including strategic HR, employee retention, HR technology, talent management, total rewards, risk management, and workforce demographics changes. An updated research and academic approach with relevant examples demonstrates how HR is contributing to and impacting overall organizational success.. The book's application approach details how emerging trends in technology, globalization, and HR Metrics are driving changes in HR management today. Valuable learning features, from the latest HR headlines to HR Best Practices, add to your knowledge of how current events impact HR and shape success today. This edition's new integrated CengageNOW online learning system helps you efficiently manage and complete course requirements, with personalized study plans that maximize study time as you focus on the areas most challenging for you. The new HR BizFlix video clips from today's feature movies put HR principles in action. Find everything you need to understand the latest transformations in HR today and how HR can contribute to your success, both individually and organizationally, success with Mathis/Jackson's HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 12E.

The Imperfect Board Member: Discovering the Seven Disciplines of Governance Excellence


Jim Brown - 2006
    In a compelling style like no one before him, Jim Brown helps leaders understand the keys for boardroom excellence. The Imperfect Board Member ought to be required reading for people on every type of board. The great thing is that it won't need to be required--it's such a fun book, every leader will want to read it. --Jim Balsillie, chairman and co-CEO, Research in Motion; chair, Centre for International Governance InnovationI know no board members, myself included, who won't learn valuable lessons from Jim Brown's book The Imperfect Board Member. Don't miss it! --Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One-Minute Manager and The SecretThanks to Sarbanes-Oxley, boards have become active. The Imperfect Board Member clarifies sharply the lines of what boards need to do and what management needs to do. The time has come for the two groups to work together and yet keep independent. --Ram Charan, coauthor, Execution, and author, Boards That DeliverThe Imperfect Board Member by Jim Brown is a highly perceptive, eminently readable, engagingly human book on how boards and directors can improve their performance. In a breezy conversational style that uses dialogue invitingly and often, the author explores with sensitivity and a light touch not only the standard ingredients but also the more subtle nuances of excellence in both corporate and not-for-profit governance. --William A. Dimma, author, Tougher Boards for Tougher Times; chairman, Home Capital Group Inc.

Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases: Competitiveness and Globalization


Michael A. Hitt - 2000
    Written by highly respected experts and prestigious scholars, Hitt/Ireland/Hoskisson's STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: COMPETITIVENESS AND GLOBALIZATION, CONCEPTS AND CASES, 10E provides an intellectually rich, yet thoroughly practical analysis of strategic management today. This unique text is the only one to integrate the classic industrial organization model with a resource-based view of the firm to give readers a complete understanding of how today's businesses use strategic management to establish a sustained competitive advantage. The authors present cutting-edge research and strategic management trends within a strong global focus, using memorable examples from more than 600 companies. A wealth of learning features and selection of 30 all-new compelling cases prepare your students to face the broad range of critical issues confronting contemporary managers. Engaging video cases, CengageNOW online teaching tools, and a complete electronic business library keeps study current and relevant.

21 Yaks and a Speedo - How to achieve your own impossible


Lewis Pugh - 2013
    Lewis Pugh knows oceans. He was the first to complete a long distance swim in every ocean of the world, and has pioneered more swims around famous landmarks than any other person in history. He swam across the icy waters of the North Pole to highlight the melting of the Arctic Sea ice, and across a glacial lake on Mount Everest to draw attention to the impact of climate change on the Himalayan glaciers. It was there that he met his first yak. Trekking behind them up the icy slopes, watching them cross skeletal bridges over dizzying ravines, and listening to them breathe outside his tent each night, Lewis got to think about the things he most admires in a yak. And found that those qualities were not unlike the ones that enabled him to meet his own challenges - and achieve things that people believed to be impossible.In 21 Yaks and a Speedo, Lewis shares his ability to dream big dreams, build crack teams, and get the job done. You'll be inspired by his devotion to excellence, his loyalty to his crew, and his belief in never giving up. These are 21 strategies Lewis used to achieve what no one thought was possible. The principles are simple but effective. Stick by them, he says, and you will achieve your own impossible.

Making the Team: A Guide for Managers


Leigh L. Thompson - 1999
    An ideal resource for managers at every stage of the game, this book offers insight to help both players and coaches maximise their success.

Winnie-the-Pooh on Management: In which a Very Important Bear and his friends are introduced to a Very...


Roger E. Allen - 1994
    A. Milne with ideas on how to maintain positive management techniques, a professional engineer presents a lighter look at setting objectives, developing communication and leadership skills, and more.

Managing Projects Large and Small: The Fundamental Skills for Delivering on Budget and on Time


Richard A. Luecke - 2004
    This book walks managers through every step of project oversight from start to finish. Thanks to the book's comprehensive information on everything from planning and budgeting to team building and after-project reviews, managers will master the discipline and skills they need to achieve stellar results without wasting time and money.

Fish!: Omnibus


Stephen C. Lundin - 2006
    This is a powerful collection of bestselling books that will help you love the work you do - even if you can't always do work that you love.

The Art of Focused Conversation: 100 Ways to Access Group Wisdom in the Workplace


R. Brian Stanfield - 2000
    I can't tell you how many times I have pulled the book off the shelf to get some direction in creating my own questions. It has been a great asset in helping me have meaningful and directed conversations at a critical time in my new job. And it has saved me precious time. - Great book!?Marlene Lockwood, Group Leader, St. Helen's Hospital, Deer Park, CaliforniaCommunication within many organizations has been reduced to email, electronic file transfer, and hasty sound bytes at hurried meetings. More and more, people appear to have forgotten the value of wisdom gained by ordinary conversations.But, at different times in history, conversation has been regarded as an art form - a crucial component of human relations. Conversation has the power to solve a problem, heal a wound, generate commitment, bond a team, generate new options, or build a vision. Conversations can shift working patterns, build friendships, create focus and energy, cement resolve.The Art of Focused Conversation convincingly restores this most human of attributes to prime place within businesses and organizations, and demonstrates what can be accomplished through the medium of focused conversation. The first Part describes the theory and background of the conversation method, which has been effectively used for group consensus making in: 1) problem solving; 2) troubleshooting; 3) coaching; 4) research and 5) interpretation of data. It also discusses how to prepare a conversation, how to lead a conversation, and what the common mistakes are. Part two then provides 100 sample conversations designed for use in many different situations, including: 1) reviewing and evaluating; 2) preparation and planning; 3) coaching, and mentoring; 4) data and media interpretation; 5) decision making; 6) managing and supervising; and 7) personal reflection and group celebrations.Developed, tested, and extensively used by professionals in the field of organizational development, The Art of Focused Conversation is an invaluable resource for all those working to improve communications in firms and organizations."This book is absolutely fabulous. I started it last night, used a whole bunch of stuff

Adventures of an IT Leader


Robert D. Austin - 2009
    A good IT manager must also be a strong business leader.This book invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton to better understand the role of IT in your organization. You'll see Jim struggle through a challenging first year, handling (and fumbling) situations that, although fictional, are based on true events.You can read this book from beginning to end, or treat is as a series of cases. You can also skip around to address your most pressing needs. For example, need to learn about crisis management and security? Read chapters 10-12. You can formulate your own responses to a CIO's obstacles by reading the authors' regular "Reflection" questions.You'll turn to this book many times as you face IT-related issues in your own career.