Although it was first published more than thirty-five years ago, Up the Organization continues to top the lists of best business books by groups as diverse as the American Management Association, Strategy + Business (Booz Allen Hamilton), and The Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management. 1-800-CEO-READ ranks Townsend’s bestseller first among eighty books that “every manager must read.” This commemorative edition offers a new generation the benefit of Robert Townsend’s timeless wisdom as well as reflections on his work and life by those who knew and worked with him. This groundbreaking book continues to remind us not to get mired in all those sacred organizational routines that stifle people and strangle both profits and profitability. He shows a way to humanize business and a way to have fun while making it all work better than it ever worked before.
This thoroughly revised and expanded edition, arranged alphabetically by topic, reflects recent changes in American business, such as the pervasive presence of computers, and features new chapters on a variety of topics including starting a small business
This book is the culmination of literally more than thirty thousand hands on practical hours of log review, log assessment, enterprise-level packet capture forensics, live dynamic malware analysis, behavior malware root-cause triage analysis, use-case data analysis, and more, which have led to the remediation of nation state systemic malware infection droppers, command-and-control-compromised computers, exfiltration from targeted attackers and insider attacks, and more. This book will get you and your security operation center teams started in the correct direction instead of sitting around, pretending to do security, and not get fired by your bosses when they find out. This book will save your career and show you where your security manager or security peer lied to you about technology that they never understood. All this and more is at your fingertips. You can reinvigorate your career with security results that have been proven by my hands. Everyone in security operation center life is struggling to get into a role that is promising, and they are struggling to find a way up. Information Security is an expertise-driven field. This book and the others that will follow such as Consequence, Lies, Misconceptions, and Pains of Incompetent Security and Splunk Data Analysis Handbook and Cookbook for Everyone will invigorate your career and make you the envy of your peers. This may include your management, so be careful. Managers are scared of expertise. You will be in the driver’s seat of data analysis, but first, you must walk through untying and unbinding all the broken premises and broken ideas that you have learned and relearned from year to year. You must unsubscribe to the bad notions that you take as commonplace watercooler talk. You need to do this now with this book. I will walk you through, step-by-step, to understand what is real security and what is fake security. This is where the rubber meets the road in breaking you free from the shackles of a silo-mentality or a silo-position. Too often crummy managers will leave you to rot in a security operations center with no growth and no hope to get out. This book is what you need to get your promotion somewhere else. Be the leader that you want to be. Be the discussion changer and not just the guy that nods and can never disagree or offer something fulfilling to a team. All the ideas contained in this book and the others come from results-proven security. This is not theory. This is technical, strategy guidance that is born from detecting the things that have put companies on the news, which have been hacked from exfiltration, insider attacks, nation-state botnet malware, ghost malware, network-level postcompromise, and so on. I have found them all using no alerts and no threat intelligence ever. This is the protection that you want. 0
Within management thinking, behaviours have become repetitive, and organizational performance is stagnant or declining. We need to engage with each other as individuals. The author proposes new ways of harnessing people's storytelling instincts and capabilities to create a new medium of professional communication and collaboration.
'Organizational Change' reflects a rapidly changing world. The book is structured in three parts. Part one considers the causes and nature of change, part two looks at the cultural and political contexts,while part three addresses the more practical considerations of designing, planning and implementing change.
The proceedings of the CIB W65 Symposium on the Organization and Management of Construction conference are presented here and in the companion volumes as state-of-the-art papers documenting research and innovative practice in the field of construction. The volumes cover four broad themes: business management, project management, risk management, IT development and applications. Each volume is organized to provide easy reference so that the practitioner can speedily extract up to date information and knowledge about the global construction industry. Managing the Construction Enterprise (Volume One): Covers the firm and its business environment, markets and marketing, human resource management strategic planning, and quality management. Managing the Construction Project (Volume Two): focuses upon productivity, procurement, international projects and human issues in relation to management performance of construction organisations. Managing Risk (Volume Two): incorporates discussion of risk away from regulation by government and those safety risks inherent in the construction process. Managing Construction Information (Volume Three, published in conjunction with Construct IT Centre of Excellence): incorporates material on information systems and methods, application of IT to the design and construction processes and how IT theory and applications are best transmitted to students and practitioners. The work represents a collation of wide ranging ideas and theory about construction and how research has contributed to the development of the industry on a global application of research to the problems of the construction industry.
This is the first comprehensive examination of Leon Trotsky's view on revolutionary organizational principles, and the dynamic interplay of democratic initiative and principled centralism. Mostly in his own words, these writings are grounded in Trotsky's experience in Russia's revolutionary movement, as a leader of the International Left Opposition and Fourth International.