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: 3234

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: 3942

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.
Computers

Scrivener For Dummies

Author: Gwen Hernandez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118312465

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 6847

No matter what you want to write, Scrivener makes it easier. Whether you’re a planner, a seat-of-the-pants writer, or something in between, Scrivener provides tools for every stage of the writing process. Scrivener For Dummies walks you step-by-step through this popular writing software’s best features. This friendly For Dummies guide starts with the basics, but even experienced scriveners will benefit from the helpful tips for getting more from their favourite writing software. Walks you through customizing project templates for your project needs Offers useful advice on compiling your project for print and e-book formats Helps you set up project and document targets and minimize distractions to keep you on track and on deadline Explains how to storyboard with the corkboard, create collections, and understand their value Shows you how to use automated backups to protect your hard work along the way From idea inception to manuscript submission, Scrivener for Dummies makes it easier than ever to plan, write, organize, and revise your masterpiece in Scrivener.
Reference

The Change Book

A Blueprint for Technology Transfer

Author: Attc Network

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452027366

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 2029

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

Ready For Change?

Transition Through Turbulence to Reformation and Transformation

Author: Cora Lynn Heimer Rathbone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137008407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 5597

Aimed at managers and executives wanting insight into how to better drive change at the micro and macro level, Ready for Change? provides guidance in understanding the factors within different business disciplines that enable and disable lasting change through examples of good practice and 'not so good' practice within real organisations.
Reference

The Change Book

A Blueprint for Technology Transfer

Author: Attc Network

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452027366

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 5669

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: 3393

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

The Change Book

Change the Way You Think about Change

Author: Tricia Emerson,Mary Stewart

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 160728863X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3865

The Change Book provides a practical collection of tips and advice for anyone dealing with or managing organizational change. You will learn about change management, how to plan for change, how to create a communication strategy, and more. While not a comprehensive guide to leading change, this concise book contains an array of useful insights for change managers and is a great resource for people new to the concept or 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: 1254

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.
Education

The Change Agent's Guide

Author: Ronald G. Havelock,Steve Zlotolow

Publisher: Educational Technology

ISBN: 9780877782797

Category: Education

Page: 257

View: 5596

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: 4978

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.
Nature

Perspectives on Global Change

The TARGETS Approach

Author: Jan Rotmans,Bert de Vries

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521621762

Category: Nature

Page: 463

View: 3944

Describes the structure, assumptions, philosophy and innovative results of an advanced global integrated assessment model for all those involved in exploring a sustainable global future.
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: 7601

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.
Medical

Novel Therapeutic Targets for Antiarrhythmic Drugs

Author: George Edward Billman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470561409

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 7610

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.
Education

Learning Targets

Helping Students Aim for Understanding in Today's Lesson

Author: Connie M. Moss,Susan M. Brookhart

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 141661480X

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 6888

In Learning Targets, Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart contend that improving student learning and achievement happens in the immediacy of an individual lesson--what they call "today's lesson"--or it doesn't happen at all. The key to making today's lesson meaningful? Learning targets. Written from students' point of view, a learning target describes a lesson-sized chunk of information and skills that students will come to know deeply. Each lesson's learning target connects to the next lesson's target, enabling students to master a coherent series of challenges that ultimately lead to important curricular standards. Drawing from the authors' extensive research and professional learning partnerships with classrooms, schools, and school districts, this practical book * Situates learning targets in a theory of action that students, teachers, principals, and central-office administrators can use to unify their efforts to raise student achievement and create a culture of evidence-based, results-oriented practice. * Provides strategies for designing learning targets that promote higher-order thinking and foster student goal setting, self-assessment, and self-regulation. * Explains how to design a strong performance of understanding, an activity that produces evidence of students' progress toward the learning target. * Shows how to use learning targets to guide summative assessment and grading. Learning Targets also includes reproducible planning forms, a classroom walk-through guide, a lesson-planning process guide, and guides to teacher and student self-assessment. What students are actually doing during today's lesson is both the source of and the yardstick for school improvement efforts. By applying the insights in this book to your own work, you can improve your teaching expertise and dramatically empower all students as stakeholders in their own learning.
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: 2177

"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.
Business & Economics

The Change Maker's Playbook

How to Seek, Seed and Scale Innovation in Any Company

Author: Amy J. Radin

Publisher: City Point Press

ISBN: 1947951068

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 6417

In The Change Maker’s Playbook, Amy Radin shares her insight-driven, down-to-earth approach to deliver innovation results under today's uncertain, complex, and rapidly changing conditions. Any leader in any size company, no matter the size or sector, feels the pressure to innovate, find new ideas and business models, and create enduring customer value. There is no one formula or set process to find and execute the ideas that achieve these goals; customers set moving targets, shareholders are unforgiving and demanding, and society expects companies to care about much more than the bottom line. The fast and furious forces of change stimulated by technology, demographics, lifestyles, and economic, environmental, political and regulatory impacts -- or any number of these in combination – are easy to see. They are easy to talk about. They are easy to intellectualize. The problem? The answers are hard to execute and require nuanced combinations of leadership, skills, strategy and tactics. On top of that, innovation has moved from an abstraction that will matter at some distant date to a front-and-center deliverable that must show evidence of impact in the space of the calendar quarter. In the stories, tools, techniques and advice inside The Change Maker’s Playbook, leaders will find tangible steps to find and safeguard the plans that will deliver the sustainable business-changing impacts – new customers, new relationships, new sources of value and growth— their businesses need. Separated from the pack of academic and consultant innovation theories, Radin’s approach stems from her own experience sitting in the innovation hot seat at some of the world’s most demanding companies and is bolstered by interviews with 50 corporate executives, founders and startup investors representing media, e-commerce, payments, healthcare, government, professional services, and not-for-profit sectors. The book walks readers through Radin’s adaptive, 9-part framework, engaging them in ready-to-apply techniques. Her work shows leaders how to find the big ideas that will meaningfully address customer needs, take the insight from idea through implementation in a way that delivers in the short and long-term for the organization, and lead effectively through the obstacles that tend to derail or diminish innovation. Three phases – Seeking, Seeding and Scaling – organize the framework within an intuitive, logical and useable format, with concrete actions outlined every step of the way. The answer to the dilemma every business faces today is that innovation is exhilarating, rewarding and even fun when it is approached as a unique challenge, but it can also be polarizing, unpredictable, and scary. Success requires that leaders rethink how they lead innovation. Leaders know they must set aside preconceived notions of what works, and look to those who have already walked in their shoes. This is why The Change Maker’s Playbook was written, and why it will become an ongoing resource for any innovation leader. Table of Contents: Foreword The Change Maker’s Framework (image) Introduction Chapter 1: Discovering Real Problems That Matter Chapter 2: Purpose, Passion, Promise and Positioning Chapter 3: The Art Of Being Resourceful Chapter 4: Prototype, Test, Learn, Iterate Chapter 5: Business Model Linchpins Chapter 6: The Green Light Moment Chapter 7: Launch Chapter 8: Testing and Experimenting Chapter 9: Anticipating and Adapting Epilogue Acknowledgements Bibliography
Law

Crime and Public Policy

Author: James Q. Wilson,Joan Petersilia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199315043

Category: Law

Page: 656

View: 1281

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.