Author: Mario Neumann
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Die erste Führungsaufgabe ist kein Zuckerschlecken! Junge High Potentials erkennen das schnell. Hier taucht eine unangenehme Überraschung auf, dort lauert eine böse Falle. Wer jetzt keine wildnistaugliche Ausrüstung hat, geht schneller unter, als ihm lieb ist. Mit dem Buch von Mario Neumann tappen Sie nicht in die Führungsfalle. "Abenteuer Führung" ist der perfekte Survival Guide für das Dickicht der Führungsetage. Mit diesem Leitfaden kommen angehende Führungskräfte in sieben Etappen sicher durch die ersten zwei Jahre. Angereichert mit den Erfahrungen namhafter Manager werden Mario Neumanns Tipps, Werkzeuge und Modelle zum unverzichtbaren Begleiter! "Abenteuer Führung": - ist ein spannendes Führungshandbuch für Nachwuchskräfte, - gibt jungen Führungskräften Sicherheit ab dem ersten Tag im neuen Job, - hilft, Misserfolge rechtzeitig vorzubeugen, - präsentiert ein Lernkonzept mit originellem Ansatz, - beinhaltet zahlreiche Fallbeispiele und Praxistipps für den Alltag im Führungsdschungel. Kaum jemand wird das Buch lesen, ohne seinen eigenen Führungsstil zu hinterfragen und zu verbessern.
"Fredmund Malik has become the leading analyst of, and expert on, management in Europe (...). He is the most important voice - in theory as well as in the practice of Management" Peter Drucker Long before everybody else, Malik uncovered the false logic on which conventional corporate governance is grounded, using his comprehensive general management framework. He unmasked neo-liberalism's false and destructive teachings, and the errors caused by the mechanical application of financial management. In this book he reveals why manager scandals, company disintegrations and the collapse of the financial system result from false corporate governance. Malik then contrasts this against his cutting edge solutions to organizing and controlling the complex systems of the 21st century. A healthy economy in a functioning society requires companies to strive for customer value not shareholder value, competitiveness not size, real engineering solutions not financial engineering solutions. "Many practitioners hang on his every word and appreciate his candid language." Wirtschaft und Weiterbildung "Malik is listened to because management knowledge has never been more important." Süddeutsche Zeitung
Although culture is what gives companies the ability to survive, it is often addressed only after problems have emerged. While it is true that corporate culture cannot be put into numbers, it can be visualized and modeled using the author's Culture Map. The values underlying all corporate cultures are represented in seven colors which combine to form individual patterns. The Culture Map can be used as a basis for successful change and innovation processes, mergers, and integrations. When managers and employees see where they are trying to go, it enables them to take the appropriate decisions and actions. "This is the perfect (work-)book for those who want to know what makes their organization tick and who want to actively sculpt its success." Carina Kontio, Handelsblatt "An extensive introduction to the topic of corporate culture with vivid case studies and graphics. Very attractive design and great visual transfer." acquisa
Return on Character
Author: Fred Kiel
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Does the character of our leaders matter? You may think this question was answered long ago. Countless business authors and analysts have assured us that great leadership demands great character. Time and again, we’ve seen that truth play out, as once-thriving organizations falter and fail under the guidance of leaders behaving badly. Why, then, do so many executives remain skeptical about the true value of leadership character? A winning strategy and a sound business model are what really matter, they argue; character is just the icing on the cake. What’s been missing from this debate is hard evidence: data that shows not only that leadership character matters for organizational success, but how it matters; and concrete evidence that it leads to better business results. Now, in this groundbreaking book, respected leadership researcher, adviser, and author Fred Kiel offers that evidence—solid data that demonstrates the connection between character, leadership excellence, and organizational results. After seven years of rigorous research based on a landmark study of more than 100 CEOs and over 8,000 of their employees’ observations, Kiel’s findings show that leaders of strong character achieved up to five times the ROA for their organizations as did leaders of weak character. Return on Character goes on to reveal: • How leadership character is formed, how it creates value, and how that value spreads throughout the organization • How low-character leaders undermine the success of even the best business plans • How leaders at any level can develop the habits of strong character and “unlearn” the habits of poor character The book also provides a character-building methodology—step-by-step advice and techniques for assessing your own character habits and improving your performance and that of your organization. Return on Character provides the blueprint for building your own leadership character and creating a character-driven organization that achieves superior business results.
Author: Jane Eastoe
The wardrobe of Queen Elizabeth II, as befits any monarch, is one of exquisite and sumptuous occasion frocks, dignified hats and coats for state visits and national walkabouts and practical clothes for off-duty pursuits. At every appearance, her public watch her closely and her outfits always come in for scrutiny and comment. Published to coincide with her Diamond Jubilee year, this remarkable book takes a fond look back at the days when her Majesty led the way in terms of fashion, showcasing the best of the world’s designers. From the coronation to the present day the Queen has attracted comment, but in the fifties and sixties particularly she was a style icon, copied and adored. In the 1950s her wardrobe was characterized by romantic, glamorous, yet practical dresses, with fashionable nipped-in waists and full skirts. A more tailored silhouette took over in the 1960s. While in the 1970s she embraced a more floaty, relaxed style to match the feel of the decade. Looking at the fabulous vintage wardrobe of our Queen tells us much about the times she has lived in as well as a glimpse into the archives of fashion. From the feminine, intricately embroidered New Look dresses of Norman Hartnell through the more tailored simplicity of Hardy Amies to the more flowing style of Ian Thomas in the 1970s, the Queen’s wardrobe has been inspirational in terms of vintage fashion. This sartorial biography charts a woman’s move from wasp-waisted princess to stately national icon and is a must-buy for the vintage clothes enthusiast as much as for dedicated followers of her Majesty the Queen.
Think Well On't
Author: BP. Challoner
The New Authority
Author: Haim Omer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Haim Omer builds on his previous work to present a model of authority for parents, teachers and community workers that is suitable for today's free and pluralistic societies. This new authority contrasts with traditional authority in that it emphasizes self-control and persistence over control of the child, a network of support over a strict hierarchy, taking mutual responsibility for escalations over holding the child solely responsible, patience over threats, non-violent resistance over physical force, and transparency over secrecy. In addition to a thorough discussion of the underlying theory, The New Authority presents a practical program for families, schools and communities. Dr Omer provides specific instructions to combat violence and risky behavior at home and in school, increase parent and teacher interest and support, and implement interventions that increase safety, improve atmosphere and generate community cohesiveness.
Author: Peter Terrin, David Colmer
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Winner of the European Union Literature Prize, Peter Terrin's The Guard is a haunting novel of perceived oppression by the an omnipresent, but unknown, authority. In the near future, Harry and Michel live in the basement of a luxury apartment block, guarding the inhabitants. No one goes outside. The world might be at war, it might even have been plunged into nuclear winter. No one knows. But one weekend, all of the residents leave the block, one by one. All but the man on floor 29. Harry and Michel stick to their posts. All they know, all they can hope for, is that if they are vigilant, the "Organization" will reward them with a promotion to an elite cadre of security officers. But what if there were no one left to guard? Playing on our darkest fears, The Guard is a tautly observed novel by a writer of striking and stylish originality.
Crown of Acorns
Author: Catherine Fisher
Publisher: Hachette Children's
In an absorbing mystery thriller, a teenage girl with a past arrives in a city: new name, new identity, new foster family. She has chosen the city herself, and is fascinated by its harmony and beauty, but is clearly in fear of discovery. She is nursing a secret from her early childhood, a secret that produces new terrors for her the moment she fears her identity has been spotted. A parallel narrative tells of a young architect's apprentice, Zak, in 1750 - working with Jonathan Forrest, a man obsessed with past Druidic mysteries and a new architectural vision for the city. He plans to create the world's first circular terraced street, the King's Circus - a plan greeted with scorn and derision. Zac soon realises there's more than just obsession with an architectural vision; there is some secret associated with building a hidden chamber in the centre of the Circus. But Zac himself has his own confused and highly destructive agenda ... These narratives are framed by the voice of Bladud - mythical first builder of the city, destined to die in trying to fly. And ultimately his narrative brings all together in a clever and brilliantly intriguing climax.
Author: Ivan Lansberg
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Explores the high failure rate and reveals how the family businesses endure through the generations, and offers advice on how to mentor successors in the family
The Snag of the Sword
Author: Thomas Kattathara
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Lk 22:35-38 is peculiar because it is never proclaimed except on Palm Sunday in the Year C. Although it is a pragmatic instruction on mission, it puzzles us like the Apostles in the Upper Room. The Lord shortly before his arrest, asserting the importance of the teaching, mandates preparedness for mission in the post-resurrectional period of the Church. The shepherd must be prepared to defend the sheep under his/her care, even to the extent of being called -lawless- according to world standards. Lk 22:35-38 thus in no way contradicts the prior mission training sendings, rather endows the missionary with greater strategic responsibility and commitment in pastoral care. The book highlights the contextual, hermeneutical, and theological dimensions in the final teaching of Jesus in the Lukan narration."
Author: Manfred F.R. Kets De Vries
Publisher: Cengage Learning Emea
Carefully structured to link information directly to the CIM syllabus, this coursebook text offers a range of cases, questions, activities, definitions and study tips to support and test your understanding of the theory. Each coursebook includes access to Marketingonline.co.uk, where you can: annotate, customise and create personally tailored notes using the electronic version of the coursebook; prepare yourself for the exam with self-test progress checklists and expert revision exam checklists for each module; extend your knowledge with access to the e-library (eight marketing texts to support and enhance your learning); take part in online discussions; search the coursebook online for easy access to definitions and key concepts.
The Maggot People
Author: Henning Koch
A man inherits a house in the south of France, only to find himself embroiled in a sinister plot
This volume brings together contributions representing the state-of-the-art in new multimedia and future technology information research, currently a major topic in computer science and electronic engineering. Researchers aim to interoperate multimedia frameworks, transforming the way people work and interact with multimedia data. This book covers future information technology topics including digital and multimedia convergence, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, intelligent computing and applications, embedded systems, mobile and wireless communications, bio-inspired computing, grid and cloud computing, semantic web, human-centric computing and social networks, adaptive and context-aware computing, security and trust computing and related areas. Representing the combined proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (MUE-15) and the 10th International Conference on Future Information Technology (Future Tech 2015), this book aims to provide a complete coverage of the areas outlined and to bring together researchers from academic and industry and other practitioners to share their research ideas, challenges and solutions.
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
In an astonishing series of lectures on the science of spiritual knowledge, Rudolf Steiner begins by addressing an audience in Dornach, Switzerland – where, only months earlier, his architectural masterpiece, the first Goetheanum, had been destroyed by fire. He discusses the nature of our planetary system, revealing the planets that are characterised by freedom and those that determine destiny. The spirits of the moon live in seclusion, preserving ‘original wisdom’ and reflecting powers connected to sexuality, whereas the sun creates harmony. Jupiter is ‘the thinker’, whilst the spirits on Saturn act as ‘living memory’. Speaking in London, Steiner states that the things that happen to people in sleep are more important than anything that occurs during waking hours! Human beings, he says, must learn to see themselves as an image of spirits and spiritual activities on earth. In a break from the theme, and returning to Dornach, Rudolf Steiner reports on his recent visit to England and Wales, where he attended an educational conference in Ilkley, a Summer School in Penmaenmawr and a school for the disadvantaged in the East End of London. Steiner speaks of the particular atmosphere he experienced in West Yorkshire and North Wales, where remnants of Druid spirituality live in the surroundings. The latter theme emerges strongly in the next lectures, which examine the Druid priest’s sun initiation and perception of moon spirits. The Druids investigated the secrets of the universe, influencing both social and religious life. Steiner also describes the mythic being of Woden, who signified the birth of intellectuality and the subsequent fear of death – which, he asserts, can be healed by the Mystery of Golgotha. In the final section, Rudolf Steiner discusses: ‘The past, present and future development of the human mind’. Again, he references the importance of Druid culture, noting that the ground plans of the stone circles in Penmaenmawr are similar to that of the first Goetheanum. He also points to the crucial roles of the ancient Mysteries and Christ’s deed in human development.