books about: sustaining
Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity
Oxford University Press, USA, 2008
The Earth's biodiversity-the rich variety of life on our planet-is disappearing at an alarming rate. And while many books have focused on the expected ecological consequences, or on the aesthetic, ethical, sociological, or economic dimensions of this loss, Sustaining Life is the first book to examine the full range of potential threats that diminishing biodiversity poses to human health. Edited and written by Harvard Medical School ...
Portraits of Success: 9 Keys to Sustaining Value in Any Business
James Olan Hutcheson
Learn from the insider-outsider expert who knows how to build businesses that last! More than three-quarters of all U.S. businesses are closely held, and worldwide the percentage is even higher. Yet closely held businesses are fragile-more than two-thirds fail to survive the founder’s involvement. Portraits of Success offers solutions to the most common problems faced by closely held firms as they strive to create value that can and will be ...
The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit
Bright+3 Media, 2012
The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit is the unconventional, irreverent, and pragmatic guide to succeeding as a nonprofit leader. The Nimble Nonprofit cuts through the clutter, offering no-nonsense, real-world lessons for social sector leaders and aspiring leaders alike. It’s incisive and straightforward. The Nimble Nonprofit is a conversational, fast read, but it’s loaded with practical, ...
How To Implement Lean Manufacturing
McGraw-Hill Professional, 2009
A Practical, Hands-on Guide to Lean Manufacturing This real-world resource offers proven solutions for implementing lean manufacturing in an enterprise environment, covering the engineering and production aspects as well as the business culture concerns. Filled with detailed examples, the book focuses on the rapid application of lean principles so that large, early financial gains can be made. How to Implement Lean Manufacturing explains ...
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach
Reclaim Your Fire " Teaching with Fire is a glorious collection of the poetry that has restored the faith of teachers in the highest, most transcendent values of their work with children....Those who want us to believe that teaching is a technocratic and robotic skill devoid of art or joy or beauty need to read this powerful collection. So, for that matter, do we all." ?Jonathan Kozol, author of Amazing Grace and Savage Inequalities "When ...
Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded
Douglas W. Tallamy
As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity. There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife — native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When ...
Toyota Way To Lean Leadership "Achieving & Sustaining Excellence through Leadership Development"
Culture of Honor: Sustaining a Supernatural Enviornment
Destiny Image, 2009
The Culture of Honor is a book of reformation. It is intended to disrupt our current model of authority. Jesus put it like this in Matthew 20:25-26 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. Those with power must learn to ...
Green Living: Ideas for a Sustainable Lifestyle
Choice PH, 2013
A green living lifestyle doesn't have to be complicated. By implementing some simple ideas you can reduce your carbon footprint and do your share to protect and conserve the environment. Reducing means to shrink your personal carbon emissions through a variety of ways such as renewable energy sources (wind, solar, hydroelectric), home insulation, low energy goods, and recycling to name a few. Our carbon footprint represents the impact we have ...
Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn't Last and What Your Church Can Do About It
You're looking for a youth pastor. Again. What goes wrong? Why do youth ministries crumble? And what is the cost to students, parents, volunteers and church staff? Is a sustainable youth ministry possible, even after a youth pastor leaves? Youth ministry expert Mark DeVries knows the answer is yes, because he helps build sustainable youth ministries through his coaching service called Youth Ministry Architects. So take heart: No matter what ...
Engaging Leadership: Three Agendas for Sustaining Achievement
The first management book to describe with numerous original examples, how successful leaders combine 'the three agendas' of strategy, leadership and followers engagement. It is down to earth, pragmatic and offers a solid toolbox for leaders who are about to engage into a major, large scale change.
Creating and Sustaining a Superior Customer Service Organization: A Book about Taking Care of the People Who ...
Poisant reveals the secrets of superior customer service organizations. He redefines the role of management and organizations, taking the reader on a journey and discovering the true nature of superior managers and organizations. Those in management positions who seek to understand how to better motivate their employees and better serve their customers will find the answers they are searching for in these pages. Managers will relearn nearly ...
Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry
Seabury Books, 2009
Is helping others overrated? Is ministry a recipe for burnout? How can pastors last the course? Author and pastor Margaret Marcuson introduces the notion of “sustainable ministry,” which trains and empowers pastors to focus on their inner resources for proactive leadership, instead of trying harder to help, fix or change others. Leaders Who Last draws upon the author’s own pastoral experience and leadership, plus a significant analysis of ...
The Paleo Lifestyle Explained: Everything You Need to Know for Optimal Health, Self-Sustaining Fat Loss and a ...
St. Julien - Marino L.L.C., 2013
Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Tried fad diet after fad diet with no real results? The answer isn’t another round of low-fat foods that do nothing but leave you feeling drained and suffering from the inevitable “bounce back”. To win the “battle of the bulge” and gain control of your health, you need a real change – a lifestyle change. It’s time to stop dieting entirely. It’s time to start eating and moving in a better ...
Smart or Lucky: How Technology Leaders Turn Chance into Success
Smart or Lucky? How Technology Leaders Turn Chance into Success About the Book: An insider's look at the combination of luck and smarts you need to succeed in today's changing tech world. To be successful in any highly competitive market, you have to be smart, but you also have to be lucky by being at the right place at the right time. The most successful technology entrepreneurs understand the value of the combination of luck and smarts and ...
The Everyday Language Learner's Guide to Sustaining
This is a motivational manifesto for language learners languishing in the doldrums of the journey toward fluency in a second language. If the journey has gotten hard, this is the guide to get you going again.
The Value Path: Embedding Innovation in Everyday Business When the Customer Makes the Rules.
Peter G.W. Keen
Ronald O. Williams
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
The only measure of innovation is the value it creates. The challenge is to generate value today and be able to sustain it when you can't predict change. The starting point is to take a fresh look at "value." It isn't fixed but a moving target that is a function of an expanding choice space for customers and providers. "Innovate or Die" is the mantra of our times. But can your firm be sure that it will not innovate and die? Why do companies ...
Value Stream Management: Eight Steps to Planning, Mapping, and Sustaining Lean Improvements (Create a ...
The Value Stream Management System simplifies the planning process for lean implementation, ensuring quick deployment and greater success. It links the metrics and reporting required by management with the lean tools needed on the manufacturing floor. The central feature of this illustrative and engaging book is the value stream management storyboard, a tool representing an eight-step process for lean implementation. The storyboard brings ...
Activity-based Cost Management: An Executive's Guide
Proven strategy for reducing production and operating costs while increasing profits As the growth of the Internet shifts power to consumers, the pressure on companies to keep prices low will continue to mount. Increasingly corporations are relying on "margin management" and supply chain management as a means of keeping prices low while raising profits. Activity-based costing and management (ABC/M) data is key to succeeding in both these ...
Lean IT : Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation
Steven C Bell Michael A Orzen
search for books
Kindle - Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device
This is the future of book reading. I have used it and love it!
Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones
impressum - about us