Sociology

Targets for Change

Perspectives on an Active Sociology

Author: Nils I. Bateman,David M. Petersen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: 339

View: 7922

Business & Economics

Management: Challenges for Tomorrow's Leaders

Author: Pamela Lewis,Stephen Goodman,Patricia Fandt,Joseph Michlitsch

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324302592

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 5996

In the Fifth Edition of this nationally acclaimed book, students learn the management skills and competencies that will enable them to meet the challenges they'll experience as leaders in tomorrow's dynamic, rapidly changing business environment. The authors focus on key management principles and how they apply in real business practice, as well as on the skills and competencies students will need as they move into the workplace. In this leadership-focused book, students discover how proactive leaders respond to both the opportunities and challenges of global management, diversity and ethics issues, team-based management, service management, and other developing trends. In emphasizing the competencies and skills needed by contemporary leaders, MANAGEMENT: CHALLENGES FOR TOMORROW'S Leaders translates theory into practice, showing students how to fully develop their skills in teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and adapting to change. The authors further broaden students' understanding by applying the concepts of management to the various functional areas of organizations of all sizes, illustrating that leaders emerge from all areas- production, finance, accounting, sales, and marketing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Reference

The Change Book

A Blueprint for Technology Transfer

Author: Attc Network

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452027366

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 4505

Since it was first published in 2000, The Change Book has proven to be a landmark document for the addictions treatment and recovery services field. It is the first publication of its kind to outline the multidimensional aspects of instituting change specifically for addiction-related agencies. Within The Change Book are practical steps towards bringing about and maintaining change. However, change is not easy. Effective technology transfer efforts involve change at a variety of levels within the overall system. The Change Book offers a comprehensive blueprint for change, which will help direct each aspect of the design, development, implementation, evaluation and revision of a technology transfer plan. Factors influencing the success of a technology transfer initiative, effective change strategies, and Principles for successful adoption to occur are addressed. Today The Change Book is effectively guiding professionals across the country to create sustained change. Its design helps frontline treatment practitioners to implement new treatment modalities within their agencies, as well as government officials in state departments work toward system-wide changes. Although targeted for the addictions treatment and recovery services field, The Change Book has been successful in guiding change within other industries and fields of study. Demand for this publication continues to outnumber supply, as requests for The Change Book are made daily. For this reason, the Addiction Tecnology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network (www.ATTCnetwork.org) will now offer the second edition of The Change Book through an innovative distribution method made in partnership with AuthorHouse . The Change Book is now readily available through AuthorHouse, as well as a broad array of online venues.
Business & Economics

The Dynamics of Change

Insights into Organisational Transition from the Natural World

Author: Francis Stickland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134669801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7336

Giving a fascinating insight into the world of change and transition, this radical book, aimed at both organizational change practitioners and academics, tackles the fundamental question ‘what is change?’ The answers it seeks will significantly improve attempts to manage change more effectively. Innovative and absorbing, it charts a journey through a range of subjects including complexity science, nuclear physics, climatology, chemistry and chaos theory examining the change phenomena and the lessons it has to offer organizational and system thinkers. Key features include: * a review of the organisational change literature * an introduction to systems thinking * a change framework built up from key change building blocks * examples of change dynamics from the natural and physical sciences, and how they apply to our understanding of change within organisations * numerous summary tables and illustrative graphics This book, the first devoted entirely to exploring what change is as a phenomenon, has a uniquely rigorous scientific approach. It will be a valuable resource for students and professionals alike in the field of business and organizational change.
Business & Economics

Driving Social Change

How to Solve the World's Toughest Problems

Author: Paul C. Light

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470940143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8491

Strategies for long-term social impact This important new book illustrates how to create the social breakthroughs needed to solve urgent global threats such as poverty, disease, and hunger. It then turns to three alternative, but complementary, paths to social breakthrough: social protecting, social exploring, and social advocacy, providing a detailed map of the journey from initial commitment to a world of justice and opportunity Examines the current condition of the social impact infrastructure Offers strategies for how to remedy the steady weakening of our social-impact infrastructure Provides tactics to build strong social organizations and networks Illustrates dynamic methods to respond to constant economic and social change Author Paul Light believes we should be less concerned about the tools of agitation (social entrepreneurship, social protecting, social exploring, and social advocacy) and more concerned about the disruption and replacement of the status quo. Timely in its urgency, this book describes the revolutionary social impact cycle, which provides a new approach for framing the debate about urgent threats.
Business & Economics

Surviving and Thriving in Waves of Change

For Healthcare Leaders

Author: Duke Rohe,Dutch Holland

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465386866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 137

View: 4027

This book can help you and your organization prosper during these times of change in the healthcare industry. This book will show you how to excel at leading change, which is an absolute requirement for executive success and the only way that organizations will be able to not only survive but also thrive in the days ahead. The healthcare executives who are successful in the worlds of today and tomorrow will be the ones who can look at waves of change and see opportunity; who can design a vision and strategy for a more positive future for their organization; and who can implement their designs on target, on time, and on budget by capitalizing on the strengths of their organizations and their bright and dedicated associates who are devoted to perfect healthcare. You dont have to be afraid of change any longer! Dutchs work offers entertaining and simple solutions that will help you move swiftly and efficiently through the growing pains of organizational change, says Ken Blanchard, author of The Secret and The One Minute Manager.
Education

The Change Agent's Guide

Author: Ronald G. Havelock,Steve Zlotolow

Publisher: Educational Technology

ISBN: 9780877782797

Category: Education

Page: 257

View: 5356

Medical

Novel Therapeutic Targets for Antiarrhythmic Drugs

Author: George Edward Billman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470561409

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 1692

Profiles potential treatment approaches for cardiac arrhythmias Cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular origin are responsible for the deaths of nearly half a million Americans each year while atrial fibrillation accounts for about 2.3 million cases per year, a rate that is projected to increase 2.5 fold over the next half century. Effectively managing these cardiac rhythm disorders remains a major challenge for both caregivers and the pharmaceutical industry. Filling a gap in the current literature, Novel Therapeutic Targets for Antiarrhythmic Drugs presents the latest treatments for cardiac arrhythmias alongside comprehensive presentations of basic cardiac physiology and pharmacology. Written by leading experts in their research areas, this invaluable resource offers both practitioners and researchers a one-stop guide that brings together previously dispersed information. The text consists of four sections: Section One comprehensively reviews basic cardiac electrophysiology, the mechanisms responsible for arrhythmias in the setting of ischemia, and basic pharmacology of antiarrhythmic drugs. Section Two addresses safety pharmacology, including the concept of "repolarization reserve," safety challenges, and regulatory issues for the development of novel antiarrhythmic drugs. Section Three describes several novel pharmacological targets for antiarrhythmic drugs, including both ion channel and non-ion channel targets. Section Four describes promising non-pharmacological antiarrhythmic interventions including selective cardiac neural disruption or nerve stimulation, aerobic exercise training, and diet (omega-3 fatty acids). Offering an unparalleled look at the current state and future direction of cardiac arrhythmia treatment, Novel Therapeutic Targets for Antiarrhythmic Drugs provides an important resource to advanced students, working researchers, and busy professionals alike.
Business & Economics

Breakthrough IT Change Management

Author: Bennet Lientz,Kathryn Rea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136426019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

View: 8192

This is a *different* book on change management. Using commonsense and practical advice tested in their work with hundreds of organizations, the authors walk the reader through clear guidelines and checklists to implement change that works. Readers will develop a change management strategy that starts by diagnosing the current culture and organization, then prepares for change carefully, addresses resistance to change, develops the change strategy, measures results, builds momentum for further change, and prevents deterioration and reversion. The authors then apply their framework to two areas that are major targets for change management: implementing new technology and systems and implementing successful e-business strategies. Included throughout are real-world examples from a number of industries and government.
Business & Economics

Planning for Change

Guidelines for National Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production

Author: Matthew Bentley,United Nations Environment Programme

Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint

ISBN: 9789280728996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

View: 8908

"These guidelines provide advice to governments and other stakeholders on how to plan, develop, implement, and monitor a national SCP programme ... These guidelines contain nine case studies and several other examples of good practice"--P. 3.
Law

Crime and Public Policy

Author: James Q. Wilson,Joan Petersilia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199315043

Category: Law

Page: 656

View: 3502

Crime in the United States has fluctuated considerably over the past thirty years, as have the policy approaches to deal with it. During this time criminologists and other scholars have helped to shed light on the role of incarceration, prevention, drugs, guns, policing, and numerous other aspects to crime control. Yet the latest research is rarely heard in public discussions and is often missing from the desks of policymakers. This book accessibly summarizes the latest scientific information on the causes of crime and evidence about what does and does not work to control it. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new version of Crime and Public Policy will include twenty chapters and five new substantial entries. As with previous editions, each essay reviews the existing literature, discusses the methodological rigor of the studies, identifies what policies and programs the studies suggest, and then points to policies now implemented that fail to reflect the evidence. The chapters cover the principle institutions of the criminal justice system (juvenile justice, police, prisons, probation and parole, sentencing), how broader aspects of social life inhibit or encourage crime (biology, schools, families, communities), and topics currently generating a great deal of attention (criminal activities of gangs, sex offenders, prisoner reentry, changing crime rates). With contributions from trusted, leading scholars, Crime and Public Policy offers the most comprehensive and balanced guide to how the latest and best social science research informs the understanding of crime and its control for policymakers, community leaders, and students of crime and criminal justice.
Business & Economics

Organization Change

Theory and Practice

Author: W. Warner Burke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412978866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 2770

The Third Edition of this bestselling text continues to make clear how effective organization change is grounded in sound knowledge about human behaviour in the workplace. Author W. Warner Burke reviews various models and cases to demonstrate how to diagnose change issues in organizations. Greater emphasis is placed on planned, revolutionary change over the gradual, evolutionary change typically experienced by organizations. The book combines and integrates theory and research with application for insight into all aspects of organization change.
Psychology

International Handbook of Behavior Modification and Therapy

Author: Alan S. Bellack,Michel Hersen,Alan E. Kazdin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461572754

Category: Psychology

Page: 1052

View: 5419

The rapid growth of behavior therapy over the past 20 years has been well doc umented. Yet the geometric expansion of the field has been so great that it deserves to be recounted. We all received our graduate training in the mid to late 1960s. Courses in behavior therapy were then a rarity. Behavioral training was based more on informal tutorials than on systematic programs of study. The behavioral literature was so circumscribed that it could be easily mastered in a few months of study. A mere half-dozen books (by Wolpe, Lazarus, Eysenck, Ullmann, and Krasner) more-or-Iess comprised the behavioral library in the mid- 1960s. Semirial works by Ayllon and Azrin, Bandura, Franks, and Kanfer in 1968 and 1969 made it only slightly more difficult to survey the field. Keeping abreast of new developments was not very difficult, as Behaviour Research and Therapy and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis were the only regular outlets for behavioral articles until the end of the decade, when Behavior Therapy and Be havior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry first appeared. We are too young to be maudlin, but "Oh for the good old days!" One of us did a quick survey of his bookshelves and stopped counting books with behavior or behavioral in the titles when he reached 100. There were at least half again as many behavioral books without those words in the title.
Education

Self-Directed Behavior: Self-Modification for Personal Adjustment

Author: David L. Watson,Roland G. Tharp

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285530217

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 3249

Achieve your life goals with SELF-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR! Featuring numerous research-based strategies, this psychology book guides you through exercises for developing skills in self-analysis and teaches you how to apply these skills in different settings. Case examples demonstrate how others have successfully used the book's techniques, including one individual who used shaping to gradually increase her ability to study, and another who learned to be more sure of himself on dates by consciously modeling a friend's confident behavior. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Education

Practical Handbook of School Psychology

Effective Practices for the 21st Century

Author: Gretchen Gimpel Peacock,Ruth A. Ervin,Kenneth W. Merrell,Edward J. Daly, III

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462507778

Category: Education

Page: 626

View: 1455

Bringing together leading authorities, this concise, state-of-the-science Handbook delves into all aspects of problem solving-based school psychology practice. Thirty-four focused chapters present data-based methods for assessment, analysis, intervention, and evaluation, with special attention given to working in a response-to-intervention framework. Tools and guidelines are provided for promoting success in key academic domains: reading, writing, and math. Social-emotional and behavioral skills are thoroughly....
Psychology

Comprehensive Handbook of Cognitive Therapy

Author: Hal Arkowitz,L.E. Beutler,Karen M. Simon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475797796

Category: Psychology

Page: 622

View: 1616

This Handbook covers all the many aspects of cognitive therapy both in its practical application in a clinical setting and in its theoretical aspects. Since the first applications of cognitive therapy over twenty years ago, the field has expanded enormously. This book provides a welcome and readable overview of these advances.
Business & Economics

Understanding Change

Author: Linda Holbeche

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136351957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 9403

Change is now so commonplace that people no longer talk in terms of the "whitewater epoch". Every sector of the economies of the developed world has experienced huge swathes of change in the last decade of the twentieth century alone. Increased global competition, aided and abetted by technological advances, has led many organizations to seek to re-invent themselves in the hope of being able to survive and thrive. In mature sectors in particular, where the pace of consolidation is accelerating, organizations have had little option but to grow through acquisition or be absorbed. Whether the change is labelled "continuous process improvement", "restructuring", "downsizing" or re-engineering", to employees, change usually brings with it added pressures, job insecurity and a consequent loss of commitment to the organization. Understanding Change: theory, implementation and success argues that strategic change in the new millennium will be geared increasingly to achieving sustainable high performance, rather than just short-term gains. Most theorists now agree that the real challenge of change lies in gaining employees" willingness to commit to the change effort. Change leaders at every level need to be able to understand the elements at work in any change process, and to use judgement about the style of leadership required to give the change effort the best chance of success. Understanding Change: theory, implementation and success provides an overview of change and organizational theory, leading in particular to the author"s definition of the "input" elements of the high performance organisation, based on extensive research into UK and international organisations. It also contains a section looking at the management of change, with case studies illustrating approaches to managing change which are conducive to achieving sustainable high performance. In her companion book, The High Performance Organization- creating dynamic stability, the author explores some of the "how to"s" of building an organizational culture which is supportive of high performance in today"s challenging environment.
Leadership

Intervention and Empowerment

Helping Organizations to Change

Author: Hedley Dimock

Publisher: Captus Press

ISBN: 9781895712001

Category: Leadership

Page: 79

View: 3775