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The 2000 Percent Solution: Free Your Organization from "Stalled" Thinking to Achieve Exponential Success
Organizations, like people, are creatures of habit. They tend to approach problems and practices in predictable ways. This revolutionary book argues that such ingrained habits, which often masquerade as efficient procedures, actually obstruct growth. The 2,000 Percent Solution introduces "stall-busting, " a process that shows you how to recognize typical stalls and overcome them. The book also helps you understand why companies habitually "think ...
ReLaunch: How to Stage an Organizational Comeback
David C. Cook, 2013
A church in deep debt with attendance down by the thousands. A college that had lapsed into a coma, its buildings in shambles, its faculty demoralized, its enrollment at rock bottom. A university facing lawsuits, scandal, and near-bankruptcy. Each situation involved different financial needs, different lost dreams, different personal wounds. But they each had one thing in common: each needed a leader who could restore hope, vision, and ...
The Partnership Charter: How To Start Out Right With Your New Business Partnership (or Fix The One You're In)
Basic Books, 2008
In The Partnership Charter , psychologist and business mediation expert David Gage offers a comprehensive guide to the art of establishing and maintaining a business partnership. The centerpiece of his approach is the Partnership Charter, a document that clearly outlines the goals, expectations, responsibilities, and relationships of the principals. The charter identifies potential sources of conflict and how they will be resolved, while ...
Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work and in Life
Bibliomotion, Inc., 2014
Make Waves encourages readers to step up and be the one to initiate change in their work and lives. Author Patti Johnson walks readers through the tools and techniques that they can use to create change in their own situations. Johnson elaborates on these tools even further to give readers a sense of how to encourage and instill these “wave-making” behaviors in others within their organization. Using several diverse case studies as ...
The Momentum Effect: The secrets of efficient growth (Financial Times Series)
Jean Claude Larreche
Pearson Education Canada
One of the most frequent challenges that managers and executives face today is: ‘How do I keep on growing and at the same time, make a profit?’ Based on the author’s extensive research on over 350 Fortune 1000 Firms, The Momentum Effect proves that the old method of spending big on marketing and slashing the manufacturing costs doesn’t work anymore. Instead, it provides new evidence to show that in order to achieve profitable growth ...
The Art and Science of Digital Compositing (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)
Computer-generated visual effects are now used extensively in feature films, commercials, music videos, and multimedia. The backbone of this process, the final and most important step, is known as digital compositing. The Art and Science of Digital Compositing is a comprehensive reference that provides a complete overview of the technical and the artistic nature of this process. This book covers a wide range of topics from basic image ...
Lean Acres: A Tale of Strategic Innovation and Improvement in a Farm-iliar Setting
Change can be hard. It is often difficult to conceive performing tasks in a different order, in a different place, at a different time, or in a different manner altogether. And this is only for the individual. When we talk about organizational change the difficulty increases exponentially with each individual that is added to the equation. Regardless of organizational improvement methodology (Lean, Six Sigma, ISO, Balanced Scorecard) as programs ...
The Slate Roof Bible
Joseph Jenkins, Inc.
Published September 1, 1997, The Slate Roof Bible is the first comprehensive book on the topic of slate roofs since 1926. It contains 200 photos, some in color, and an additional 175 black and white drawings. This two-part book tells you why older slate roofs should be preserved, if they can (and how to determine that), and how to identify the various types of roof slate. It details the history of the slate roofing industry in the United ...
Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution
Bibliomotion, Inc., 2012
In the ever-changing world of business, we've arrived at a point where process has trumped culture, where the race toward efficiency has made us complacent and unable to reach our potential. Stuck in the land of status quo , we've forgotten how to think. And the very structures put in place to help businesses grow are now holding them back. It's time to Kill the Company . This book is a call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and ...
Value-Driven Business Process Management: The Value-Switch for Lasting Competitive Advantage
Praise for Value-Driven Business Process Management “The book goes well beyond a traditional methods-and-tools perspective to present the most current, broadly informed view of BPM as a management discipline. . . .” —Paul O’Flaherty, Finance Director, Eskom “Franz and Kirchmer go directly to the heart of the role of BPM in business by focusing on value as the driver, management discipline as the requirement, and translating ...
The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization (Norton Series on ...
Onno van der Hart
Ellert R. S. Nijenhuis
W. W. Norton & Company
Life is an ongoing struggle for patients who have been chronically traumatized. They typically have a wide array of symptoms, often classified under different combinations of comorbidity, which can make assessment and treatment complicated and confusing for the therapist. Many patients have substantial problems with daily living and relationships, including serious intrapsychic conflicts and maladaptive coping strategies. Their suffering ...
Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace
How engaging technology and relationships can help you stand out, attract business and achieve a more dynamic professional life The technological landscape has reshaped the way white collar workers cultivate and promote their businesses. The Transformation of Professional Services is an engaging look at how licensed experts are adapting to today's dynamic economic environment. From Ari Kaplan—a recognized advisor on business and career ...
Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal
Mark W. Johnson
Harvard Business Press
Business model innovation is the key to unlocking transformational growth—but few executives know how to apply it to their businesses. In Seizing the White Space, Mark Johnson gives them the playbook. Leaving the rhetoric to others, Johnson lays out an eminently practical framework that identifies the four fundamental building blocks that make business models work. In a series of in-depth case studies, he goes on to vividly illustrate how ...
Fascial Release for Structural Balance
"Fascial Release for Structural Balance" combines manual therapy skills with the exciting new field of structural therapy, which employs the unique and newly discovered properties of fascial tissues. Fascia, our biological fabric, plays a vital role in support, posture, and stability. Through informed assessment and manipulation of fascial patterns, you can help eradicate many of your clients' chronic strain patterns-for good. The book is ...
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
Francis D. K. Ching
This book defines over 5,000 terms relating to architectural design, history, and technology. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings, each executed in Mr. Ching's signature style.
Looptail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business
Bruce Poon Tip
Much in the same vein as DELIVERING HAPPINESS, LOOPTAIL combines both Bruce Poon Tip's extraordinary first-person account of his entrepreneurial instincts to start and develop G Adventures, a highly-successful international travel adventure company, and along the way, he reveals his unusual management secrets that not only keep his employees fully engaged but also keep his customers extremely happy.
When Growth Stalls: How It Happens, Why You're Stuck, and What to Do About It
One of the toughest lessons every business leader learns is how hard it is to generate sustained growth. Stalled growth is the rule, not the exception--even for the best-managed companies. That's especially true in unpredictable economic environments such as the one we're experiencing today. McKee has a unique understanding of what happens when growth stalls. His firm commissioned a study of 700 companies that had at one time been among the ...
Terms of Engagement: Changing the Way We Change Organizations
Richard H Axelrod
Terms of Engagement introduces a new method for changing organizations based on four essential principles: Widening the Circle of Involvement, Connecting People to Each Other and Ideas, Creating Communities for Action, and Embracing Democratic Principles. This method enables leaders to create the energetic, flexible, responsive organizations necessary to thrive and prosper in the contemporary business world.
The Reinventors: How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change
How the world’s most successful companies stay relevant through constant transformation For most businesses, success is fleeting. There are only two real choices: stick with the status quo until things inevitably decline, or continuously change to stay vital. But how? Bestselling leadership and management guru Jason Jennings and his researchers screened 22,000 companies around the world that had been cited as great examples of ...
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