Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimateleadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that itthreatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Willshe be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's utterly grippingtale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as muchcourage as it does insight.
Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions whichgo to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-oftenstruggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps thatcan be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive,effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has writtena compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple messagefor all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.
A timeless business classic, Who Moved My Cheese? uses a simple parable to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.
It would be all so easy if you had a map to the Maze.
If the same old routines worked.
If they'd just stop moving "The Cheese."
But things keep changing...
Most people are fearful of change, both personal and professional, because they don't have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson, the coauthor of the multimillion bestseller The One Minute Manager, uses a deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude.
Exploring a simple way to take the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, Who Moved My Cheese? can help you discover how to anticipate, acknowledge, and accept change in order to have a positive impact on your job, your relationships, and every aspect of your life.
The silver lining is that “who” problems are easily preventable. Based on more than 1,300 hours of interviews with more than 20 billionaires and 300 CEOs, Who presents Smart and Street’s A Method for Hiring. Refined through the largest research study of its kind ever undertaken, the A Method stresses fundamental elements that anyone can implement–and it has a 90 percent success rate.
Whether you’re a member of a board of directors looking for a new CEO, the owner of a small business searching for the right people to make your company grow, or a parent in need of a new babysitter, it’s all about Who. Inside you’ll learn how to
• avoid common “voodoo hiring” methods
• define the outcomes you seek
• generate a flow of A Players to your team–by implementing the #1 tactic used by successful businesspeople
• ask the right interview questions to dramatically improve your ability to quickly distinguish an A Player from a B or C candidate
• attract the person you want to hire, by emphasizing the points the candidate cares about most
In business, you are who you hire. In Who, Geoff Smart and Randy Street offer simple, easy-to-follow steps that will put the right people in place for optimal success.
From the Hardcover edition.
Whether you're a manger looking to implement employee appraisals for the first time, concerned with improving the quality and effectiveness of the appraisal process, or simply trying to save time and mental anguish Performance Appraisals & Phrases For Dummies provides the tools you need to save time and energy while presenting fair and accurate evaluations that foster employee growth.
This convenient, portable package includes a full-length appraisal phrasebook featuring over 3,200 spot-on phrases and plenty of quick-hitting expert tips on making the most out of the process. You'll also receive online access to writable, customizable sample evaluation forms other timesaving resources.Includes more than 3,200 phrases for clear, and helpful evaluations Helps make evaluations faster, more effective, and far less stressful Offers far more advice and coaching than other performance appraisal books Serves as an ideal guide for managers new to the appraisal process
With expert advice from Ken Lloyd, a nationally recognized consultant and author, Performance Appraisals and Phrases For Dummies makes the entire process easier, faster, and more productive for you and your employees.
A group of old school friends meet to catch up. They end up discussing the unexpected, unforeseen changes to their lives and one friend offers to tell a story about adapting to change. The story he tells involves four characters, two mice named Sniff and Scurry, and two “Littlepeople” named Hem and Haw. All of them are in a maze, looking for cheese, which they need to survive. For the “Littlepeople,” cheese also has a larger, metaphysical connotation in the sense that it also makes them happy—their Cheese is thus spelled with a capital C…PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.
Inside this Instaread of Who Moved My Cheese:
· Overview of the book
· Important People
· Key Takeaways
· Analysis of Key Takeaways
In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess, and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues.
Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players. Whether you’re a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.
The economy crashes, the government misfires, businesses fail, leaders don't lead, managers don't manage, and people don't follow through, leaving us asking, "How did that happen?"
Surprises caused by a lack of personal accountability plague almost every organization today, from the political arena to large and small businesses. How Did That Happen? offers a proven way to eliminate these nasty surprises, gain an unbeatable competitive edge, and enhance performance by holding others accountable the positive, principled way.
As the experts on workplace accountability and the authors of The Oz Principle, Roger Connors and Tom Smith tackle the next crucial step everyone can take, whether working as a manager, supervisor, CEO, or individual performer: creating greater accountability in all the people on whom you depend.
Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is about the reasons teams fail to work together for the collective good of an organization and ways to overcome these problems…
PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.
Inside this Instaread of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeaways
In Integrity, Dr. Cloud explores the six qualities of character that define integrity, and how people with integrity:Are able to connect with others and build trust Are oriented toward reality Finish well Embrace the negative Are oriented toward increase Have an understanding of the transcendent
Integrity is not something that you either have or don't, but instead is an exciting growth path that all of us can engage in and enjoy.
The fictional company in this remarkable book is grappling with real problems of high turnover and low morale -- so the managers begin to investigate what really drives the employees. What they discover is that the key to motivation isnt necessarily the promise of a bigger paycheck or title, but rather the fulfillment of crucial personal dreams. They also learned that people at every level need to be offered specific kinds of help and encouragement -- or our dreams will forever remain just dreams as we grow dissatisfied with our lives and jobs.
Beginning with his important thought that a company can only become the-best-version-of-itself to the extent that its employees are becoming better-versions-of-themselves, Matthew Kelly explores the connection between the dreams we are chasing personally and the way we all engage at work. Tackling head-on the growing problem of employee disengagement, Kelly explores the dynamic collaboration that is unleashed when people work together to achieve company objectives and personal dreams.
The power of The Dream Manager is that simply becoming aware of the concept will change the way you manage and relate to people instantly and forever. What's your dream?
"What an asshole!"
How many times have you said that about someone at work? You're not alone! In this groundbreaking book, Stanford University professor Robert I. Sutton builds on his acclaimed Harvard Business Review article to show you the best ways to deal with assholes...and why they can be so destructive to your company. Practical, compassionate, and in places downright funny, this guide offers:
Strategies on how to pinpoint and eliminate negative influences for goodIlluminating case histories from major organizationsA self-diagnostic test and a program to identify and keep your own "inner jerk" from coming out
The No Asshole Rule is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Business Week bestseller.
The contents covers: Adult Learning in Today’s World Traditional Learning Theories Andragogy Self-Directed Learning Transformative Learning Experience and Learning Body and Spirit in Learning Motivation and Learning The Brain and Cognitive Functioning Adult Learning in the Digital Age Critical Thinking and Critical Perspectives Culture and Context Discussion questions and activities for reflection are included at the end of each chapter.
Written by Joan E. Pynes—a noted expert in publicadministration—this authoritative work shows how strategichuman resources management is essential for managing change in anincreasingly complex environment. The bookIncludes new material on workplace violence and employeedisciplineReviews updates on the legal environment of HRMContains suggestions for managing a diverse workforceOffers a wealth of revised tables and exhibitsUpdates the most recent developments in collective bargainingin the public and nonprofit sectorsOutlines the most current approaches to recruitment andselectionPresents an overview of recent information on compensation andbenefitsGives an update of the technological advances used forstrategic human resources managementProvides examples of HRM policies from other countries
The book also includes an enhanced instructor's guide withexamination questions, PowerPoint® slides, experientialexercises, and video vignettes that are coordinated with chaptersin the book.
In the years since the publication of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, millions have come to the simple but powerful realization that to get the most out of people, you must build on their strengths. And yet, as Marcus Buckingham astutely points out, though the strengths-based approach is now conventional wisdom, the tools and systems inside organizations—performance appraisals, training programs, and succession planning systems—remain stubbornly remedial and exclusively focused on measuring skills, finding gaps, and attempting to plug them. It’s a crisis for individuals and organizations, with management ideas and everyday practice utterly out of sync.
That’s about to change. StandOut 2.0 is a revolutionary book and tool that enables you to identify your strengths, and those of your team, and act on them. The original edition of StandOut provided top-notch insights from one of the world’s foremost authorities on strengths, as well as access to a powerful, cutting-edge online assessment tool. StandOut 2.0 also includes the assessment and a robust report on your most dominant strengths. The report is easily exported so you can use it to present the very best of yourself to your team and your company.
StandOut 2.0 is your indispensable guide for building on your strengths to further your career—and help your team and organization win.
This book discusses the life-changing concepts through storytelling. You would find yourself closely connected to these stories. They will encourage you to explore your own potential to inspire you, and to achieve your real worth. This book will also help you to understand the traits that keep you from achieving your dreams. The book lays down a process to help you emerge from the clutches of negativity and develop a positive approach towards life.
By investing time in yourself, acknowledging your potential, setting a worthy goal, avoiding common traps, surviving bad days and harvesting the power of thoughts, you can be successful.
Read this interesting book to Know Your Worth.
1. Acknowledge Your Superpowers
2. Invest in Yourself
3. Take Charge
4. Set a Worthy Goal
5. Identify Your Worst Enemy
6. Turn Your Fear into an Opportunity
7. Avoid the Common Traps
8. Harvest the Power of Thoughts
9. Watch Your Attitude
10. Keep Your Communication Clear
11. Be Mindful
12. Surviving Bad Days
13. Nurture Your Ecosystem
14. Stay Successful
(Know Your Worth by NK Sondhi, Vibha Malhotra, 9788180320231)
Successful team building will have far reaching ramifications. You will instantly improve the way employees interact with each other and you improve their ability to solve problems. Better problem solving means better efficiency, increased morale and productivity, and decreased stress, turnover, and operating costs. Teambuilding improves communication, leadership, trust, efficiency, crisis management, and fairness.
In this new, jam-packed, book you will find hundreds of new low or no cost teambuilding games, exercises, and activities that frankly are fun, easy, and quickly implemented. You will find step-by-step instructions and hints on what to do and what not to do.
The programs detailed in this groundbreaking new book will thrill your employees with humor, fun, exciting, memorable, and unique experiences and challenges, while providing your organization with better communication, improved productivity, and higher profitability. Managers will learn how to work as a team, lead successfully, and how to communicate effectively. The atmosphere produced during these sessions helps to keep employees motivated and dynamic. Employees will learn to work together, eliminate stress and burn out, and appreciate the talents of their co-workers while building a sense of corporate identity.
These activities are designed to get full participation, ensuring everyone performs at their highest level, while breaking down barriers, and most importantly, everyone will have fun with little actual cost to your organization.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Just as social networking has reclaimed the Internet for human interactivity and co-creation, the visual meetings movement is reclaiming creativity, productivity, and playful exchange for serious work in groups.
Visual Meetings explains how anyone can implement powerful visual tools, and how these tools are being used in Silicon Valley and elsewhere to facilitate both face-to-face and virtual group work. This dynamic and richly illustrated resource gives meeting leaders, presenters, and consultants a slew of exciting tricks and tools, including
Unlocking formerly untapped creative resources for business success, Visual Meetings will help you and your team communicate ideas more effectively and engagingly.
This expanded edition includes four new chapters, covering recent ideas about human capital, fertility and economic growth, the division of labor, economic considerations within the family, and inequality in earnings.
"Critics have charged that Mr. Becker's style of thinking reduces humans to economic entities. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mr. Becker gives people credit for having the power to reason and seek out their own best destiny."—Wall Street Journal
In over 13 years as a trainer, facilitator and mediator, Gary Harper has taught thousands of people in both the public and private sectors to successfully manage conflict. He also teaches for the Centre for Conflict Resolution at the Justice Institute in Vancouver, BC.
This complete summary of the ideas from Larry Bossidy and Ram Chaean's book "Execution" shows that the gap between what a company promises and the results it actually achieves is the biggest issue facing businesses. This summary names and explains the key building blocks needed by a company for efficient and consistent execution, thus effectively giving you the tools to improve execution in your own company.
Added-value of this summary:
• Save time
• Understand key concepts
• Expand your business knowledge
To learn more, read "Excecution" and discover a corporate vision which is squarely grounded in reality.
Praise for Strategy-Driven Talent Management
"Silzer and Dowell's Strategy-Driven Talent Managementprovides a comprehensive overview of the different elements of thebest talent management processes used in organizations today. Thisis a valuable resource for leaders and managers, HR practitionersand anyone involved in developing leadership talent."
—Ed Lawler, Professor, School of Business, Universityof Southern California
"Talent is the key to successful execution of a winning businessstrategy. Strategy-Driven Talent Management by Silzer &Dowell provides a thorough and very practical guide to building andmanaging talent based on the strategic needs of the organization.Business leaders will find this an excellent resource with manyinteresting examples and best practices from leadingcompanies."
—Herbert L. Henkel, Chairman and Chief ExecutiveOfficer, Ingersoll Rand
"Thanks to Strategy-Driven Talent Management, we can movefrom an attractive idea of talent management to practices thatdeliver. This book brings the work of practitioners—thepeople who are inventing, crafting, and shaping the field of talentmanagement—to the forefront. Their collective experiences andinsights will certainly enrich your own research andpractice."
—Cynthia McCauley, PhD, Senior Fellow, Center forCreative Leadership
"It is exciting to see that Rob Silzer and Ben Dowell have givenus the state of the art in 2010 of integrating human resourceissues into strategic management. This volume is a must read forhuman resource and line leaders alike. The journey is far fromover, but this volume of work will chart the course for furtherprogress."
—Noel Tichy, Professor, Management and Organizations,University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
A bold experiment is taking place these days, as leading-edge companies turn upside down the management paradigm that has dominated corporate thinking for more than one hundred years. Southwest Airlines is perhaps the most visible practitioner, soaring through economic downturns while its competitors slash their budgets and order massive layoffs, but you can find other pioneers of the new approach in almost every industry and market niche. Their secret: a culture of ownership that allows them to tap into the most underutilized resource in business today–namely, the enthusiasm, intelligence, and creativity of working people everywhere.
No one knows more about building a culture of ownership than CEO Jack Stack, who’s been working on one for the past twenty years with his colleagues at SRC Holdings Corporation (formerly Springfield ReManufacturing Corporation). Along the way, they’ve turned their company into what Business Week has called a “management Mecca,” attracting thousands of people representing hundreds of businesses to SRC’s home in Springfield, Missouri. There the visitors learn how to incorporate the ideals and values of SRC’s remarkable corporate culture into their own organizations–and then they go back and do it.
Now, in A Stake in the Outcome, Stack offers a master class on creating a culture of ownership, presenting the hard-won lessons of his own twenty-year journey and explaining what it really takes to build for long-term success. The pioneer of “open-book management” (described in the best-selling classic The Great Game of Business), Stack and twelve other managers began their journey in 1982, when they purchased their factory from its struggling parent company. SRC grew 15 percent a year, while adding almost a thousand new jobs, and the company’s stock price rocketed from 10 cents to $81.60 per share. In the process, Stack discovered that long-term success required constant innovation–and that building a culture of ownership involved much more than paying bonuses, handing out stock options, or setting up an employee stock ownership plan. In a successful ownership culture, every employee had to take the fate of the company as personally as an individual owner would. Achieving that level of commitment was extraordinarily difficult, but Stack realized that the payoff would be enormous: a company that was consistently able to outperform the market.
A Stake in the Outcome isn’t about theory–it’s about practice. Stack draws from his own successes and failures at SRC to show how any company can teach its employees to think and act like owners, including how to implement an effective equity-sharing program, how to promote continuous learning at every level of the organization, how to fire up employees’ competitive juices, how to broaden the concept of leadership and delegate responsibility for the business, and how to build a workforce that is fast on its feet and ready to take advantage of every opportunity. You’ll also learn about other companies that have succeeded in building cultures of ownership–and the lessons they can teach the rest of us.
Written in Jack Stack’s straightforward, witty, no-beating-around-the-bush style, A Stake in the Outcome is like having a one-on-one session with a master entrepreneur and business innovator. It shows managers and executives of companies both large and small how to build a ferociously motivated workforce that is energized and committed to meeting and overcoming the most daunting challenges a company can face.
From the Hardcover edition.
Jerry Weissman is the presentations coach to Microsoft,Cisco Systems, and many of America's top executives, includingfounding Yahoo CEO Tim Koogle, Intuit founder Scott Cook, Netflixfounder and CEO Reed Hastings, and many others. The San JoseMercury News says that Weissman's IPO presentation coaching "isworth 10% on a company stock." Learn why your body language andvoice are more important than your words, how to present with poiseand confidence naturally, and how to connect with any audienceemotionally. Filled with illustrative case studies of Barack Obama,Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, John F. Kennedy, and many others,The Power Presenter will bring out the best in anyone whohas to stand and deliver.
Readers of The Power Presenter will have access to videoclips referenced in the book.
This book is a practical, easy-to-use resource for anyone experienced or notwho is in charge of human resources at a nonprofit. It focuses on HR issues unique to nonprofits and their employees, many of whom work with vulnerable populations. It can help your organization:
- manage volunteers
- maximize the staffs commitment to the mission of the organization
- address performance and team management issues in a small workplace
Youll find answers to the formal and informal HR questions that arise every day on topics like hiring, salaries, benefits and terminations. The book also provides guidance on good practices with an approach that nonprofits will find familiar and friendly.
"It does not matter what function you align yourself to in your organization, this book allows you to tap into the secrets that drive organizational success. Several books work to define what is performance improvement and performance technology. This one also provides insights into the Why? And How?"
—Cedric T. Coco, CPT, SVP, Learning and Organizational Effectiveness, Lowe's Companies
"Fundamentals of Performance Improvement is full of practical models and tools for improving the world by partnering with customers, clients, constituents, and colleagues. It provides a path forward for successful transformation and performance improvement at personal, group and collective levels. It is a must read for leaders and consultants seeking to advance opportunities in new and emerging situations."
—Diana Whitney, PhD, president, Corporation for Positive Change
"If you have an interest in performance improvement, this is simply the best available book on the topic. It addresses the science and craft as well as the intricacies of how to improve workplace performance. Van Tiem, Moseley, and Dessinger have incorporated into this work the best available research on the Certified Performance Technology (CPT) standards and process."
—James A. Pershing, Ph.D., CPT, professor emeritus, Workplace Learning and Performance Improvement, Indiana University
"Its international flavor, with practitioner comments and examples drawn from across the world, enhances its appeal as more and more professionals operate in an increasingly global context."
—Daljit Singh, Asia Pacific Director of Talent Management, Baker & McKenzie, Sydney, Australia
This book includes premium content that can beaccessed from our Web site when you register at www.pfeiffer.com/go/vantiem using the password professional.
Playing to Strength first looks at how the exaggerated focus on gender differences affects the workplace. It then provides a critical look at a number of current attempts to resolve gender-based conflict, promote fairness, and address gender segregation in the workplace—which efforts work and why, and which are likely a waste of time and money. The rest of the book offers detailed plans for building better gender balance at work, addressing such topics as gender-inclusive teams, mentoring programs, the role of middle managers, and employee resource groups.
Updated with new case studies and more coverage of the impact andimportance of the Internet in the hiring process, thisindispensable guide has shown tens of thousands of managers andhuman resources professionals how to find the perfect candidate forany position. Lou Adler's Performance-based Hiring is more powerfulthan ever!
"We have chosen Performance-based Hiring because it's acomprehensive process, it's behaviorally grounded, managers andrecruiters find it easy to use, and it works."
-Marshall Utterson, Director Staffing, AIG Enterprise Services,LLC
"Everyone's looking for the perfect means to make effective hiringdecisions. A trained interviewer armed with the right tools is thebest solution. Performance-based Hiring is a proven methodology toget these results."
-John Ganley, Vice President and Chief Talent Officer, QuestSoftware
"Any staffing director that doesn't send all of their peoplethrough Performance-based Hiring training is missing out on toptalent, plain and simple. This should be the standard throughoutthe industry."
-Dan Hilbert, Recruiting Manager, Valero Energy Corporation
"Performance-based Hiring has been the most successful recruitmenttool that we have added to our organization over the past fewyears. In fact, these tools have not only produced amazingoutcomes-in terms of selecting the best fit in an extremely tightlabor market-but with a level of success among our operationscustomers that I have rarely seen with other HR products."
-Trudy Knoepke-Campbell, Director, Workforce Planning,HealthEast(r) Care System
As a manager in today’s business world, you can’t just tell your direct reports what to do: You need to help them make their own decisions, enable them to solve tough problems, and actively develop their skills on the job.
Whether you have a star on your team who’s eager to advance, an underperformer who’s dragging the group down, or a steady contributor who feels bored and neglected, you need to coach them: Help shape their goals—and support their efforts to achieve them.
In the HBR Guide to Coaching Employees you’ll learn how to:Create realistic but inspiring plans for growthAsk the right questions to engage your employees in the development processGive them room to grapple with problems and discover solutionsAllow them to make the most of their expertise while compelling them to stretch and growGive them feedback they’ll actually applyBalance coaching with the rest of your workload
Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from a source you trust. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.
Keeping to the practical format of the last edition, this book is divided into three parts. The first part contains the classic chapters that describe the roots and principles of andragogy, including a new chapter, which presents Knowles’ program planning model. The second part focuses on the advancements in adult learning with each chapter fully revised updated, incorporating a major expansion of Androgogy in Practice. The last part of the book will contain an updated selection of topical readings that advance the theory and will include the HRD style inventory developed by Dr. Knowles.
This new edition is essential reading for adult learning practitioners and students and HRD professionals. It provides a theoretical framework for understanding the adult learning issues both in the teaching and workplace environments.
The "primes" are universal and unavoidable patterns of group behavior that emerge whenever people attempt to transform systems or collaborate to solve complex problems. Every change agent has felt their effect, but few can recognize, anticipate, and manage them. Unacknowledged, the primes can put any leadership agenda at risk. Once mastered, the primes become a force that drives intended outcomes. The Primes is a field manual for anyone ready to step up to serious challenges, predict and manage inevitable problems, create a brighter future, and produce extraordinary results.
An essential guide for 21st century problem solvers and change agents, The Primes unveils 46 universal secrets of how to:Tackle complex problems successfully and deliver extraordinary results on time Forge lasting consensus among competing interests and keep teams focused and productive Recognize and eliminate the most destructive forces in an organization Establish cultures of integrity
The Primes gives leaders the edge they need to succeed. Once the primes are revealed, you'll see them everywhere!
-How to locate, hire and retain the most qualified people for positions.
-What you need to know about the law and regulations to avoid costly legal battles.
-How to organize and administer an effective compensation and benefits plan.
-Training tools and techniques to boots employee motivation and performance.
Get results fast with this quick, easy guide to the fundamentals of Career Management.
Includes how to:
• Assess your career goals
• Create and follow an exciting career plan
• Make yourself visible for your ideal job
• Deliver the perfect interview
• Get yourself noticed and promoted, or go it alone
Visual Leaders explores how leaders can support visioningand strategy formation, planning and management, andorganizationchange through the application of visual meeting andvisual team methodologies organization wide—literally"trans-forming" communications and people's sense of what ispossible. It describes seven essential tools for visualleaders—mental models, visual meetings, graphic templates,decision theaters, roadmaps, Storymaps, and virtualvisuals—and examples of methods for implementation throughoutan organization.Written for all levels of leadership in organizations, fromdepartment heads through directors, heads of strategic businessunits, and "C" level executivesExplores how communications has become interactive and graphicand how these tools can be used to shape direction and align peoplefor implementationBrings tools, methods and frameworks to life with stories ofreal organizations modeling these practices
Visual Leaders answers the question of how designthinking and visual literacy can help to orient leaders to thecomplexity of contemporary organizations in the private,non-profit, and public sectors.
The statistics are alarming. Homicide is the most frequent manner in which female employees are fatally injured at work; it is the number two cause for men. According to a recent study cited by the Society for Human Resource Management, incidents of workplace violence have increased steadily over the past sixteen years; 58 percent of participating companies reported that disgruntled employees have threatened senior managers in the past year, 17 percent said employees had intentionally and maliciously downloaded computer viruses, and 10 percent said they were victims of product tampering. Meanwhile, the costs linked to workplace violence have been estimated at over $120 billion. Experts agree that risk factors for workplace violence include psychological, behavioral, and situational stressors--and today's volatile business environment increases their intensity.
This timely book integrates insights from the fields of management and social psychology to identify the sources of workplace violence and offer readers practical strategies for preventing it, protecting themselves and their employees from it, and reacting swiftly and effectively when it happens. Featuring case examples, interviews, practical recommendations, and resources for additional information, the authors debunk common myths and misconceptions about workplace violence, its perpetrators, and its victims, and consider the link between domestic and workplace violence--in particular, its implications for women and minorities. The result is an essential guide for anyone, including managers and employees, human resource professionals and counselors, psychologists and other advocates, who is affected by the impact of workplace violence and is seeking solutions.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
The book is organized around a straightforward model of performance management that includes defining performance, diagnosis, evaluation, feedback, and improving performance. For this edition each chapter now begins with an opening real-life vignette that demonstrates the relevance of that chapter's content. More than 80 new Skill-Builder exercises are included, and Skill-Builders are now identified as either basic or advanced to help instructors assign material. A new chapter considers the organizational context in which performance management takes place, and the coverage of factors for improving performance has been expanded. An online Instructor's Manual is available to adopters.
A company's ability to grow and stay on top of customer demandhas always depended heavily on the quality of its people. Now, morethan ever, businesses recognize that finding (and keeping) a highlyskilled and motivated workforce is pivotal to success. Maybe you'rea business owner and your company is growing, or you're an employeeat a small- to midsize-company and management has asked you to takeon some—or all—of their HR functions. Either way,knowing how to set up and implement successful HR practices (not tomention navigating the legal minefields in today's increasinglyregulated environment) can be tricky.
Human Resources Kit For Dummies is your one-stop resourcefor learning the nuts and bolts of HR. It gives you forms andtemplates that you can put to immediate and productive use.New information on anti-discrimination legislation; measuringperformance; hiring, firing, and retaining employees; and trainingand development plansThe latest info on online and social media policiesUpdated forms and contracts, from job application forms andsample employee policies to performance appraisals and benefit planworksheets
If you're currently working in Human Resources or areresponsible for employees in your business, the tools presentedhere help you maximize the effectiveness of your own HRprogram.
Employees filed more than 95,000 discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims against their employers in 2008, with the biggest jump occurring in age discrimination and retaliation claims. In these tough economic times, it's evident that more employees are considering taking their grievances to court.
Enter The Essential Guide to Workplace Harassment & Discrimination, the essential reference for human resources professionals, managers and supervisors who are responsible for addressing and preventing harassment and discrimination problems in the workplace. Taking into consideration the practical realities of applying the law in everyday situations, this guide answers common questions that you're likely to encounter regularly.
Though you'll read thorough explanations, in plain English, of the important legal principles that professionals must understand in order to deal with discrimination in the workplace, you'll also get samples, quizzes and scenarios that will help you to apply these principles in real-world situations. Find guidance on:
. what harassment is and how to stop it
. when and how discrimination occurs
. how to draft and communicate effective policies
. how to conduct training
. how to handle employee complaints and investigate claims thoroughly
. how to protect the company with proper documentation
. what to expect if an employee files a charge or lawsuit
The Essential Guide to Workplace Harassment & Discrimination is packed with legal strategies and information for busy managers, giving you the tools to protect your employees -- and the company -- from workplace harassment and discrimination.
- Download forms for book on nolo.com
The bestselling author of Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People turns her insightful eye to the workplace, showing readers how they can get along with and work successfully beside the people who drive them up the wall. "It doesn't take two people to change a relationship in the workplace," says Elizabeth B. Brown. "It takes one--me!" Her expert advice will help workers in any profession learn how to be unflappable, imperturbable, and unflustered when dealing with the difficult people in their workplace.
On Fire at Work features examples and original stories from exclusive personal interviews with over 25 founders/CEOs/presidents of companies like Marriott, Siemens, BB&T Bank, Wegmans, 7-Eleven, Hormel, Canadian WestJet, Ben & Jerry’s, and The Container Store, along with smaller companies like Firehouse Subs, the Nerdery, and Build-A-Bear. The guiding principle is that any organization in any industry—from Fortune 500 firms to mom-and-pop shops—can learn how to bring out the very best in their employees.
The book’s content-rich research and conversational case study-based narrative make it a timely, actionable go-to reference on employee performance and productivity for C-level execs, corporate and government managers, HR professionals, and small business owners.
On Fire at Work is a practical field guide that any organization can implement to build, not an engaged workforce, but a workforce that is on fire!
This book more than adequately covers this increasingly important topic, as social media begins to take its rightful place on the center stage of not just marketing but a number of business disciplines. ROI of Social Media is an excellent analysis of the current landscape. I cannot recall any book that singularly tackles ROI at this level, most media books simply give a passing reference or chapter on ROI, this is the first comprehensive study.
–Larry Weber, Founder and chairman of W2 Group, Formerly of Weber Shandwick
We know that for 2011 and the foreseeable future, ROI is one of the top priorities for the social media strategist at many companies, ROI of Social Media is the right book at the right time as social media strategist are needing to work the various department within the enterprise and show that the investments in social tactics and tools are a good investment. The 15 case studies contained in this book will help the social media strategist understand how global brands are successfully using social marketing to connect to their audience.
–Jeremiah Owyang, Partner, Altimeter Group
The ROI of Social Media is a must-read for any business looking to get the most out of their investments in social marketing. It sets the stage for marketers to interact with influencers, individuals and consumers and explains the relationships between them. This book breaks down into simple terms both "dollars" and "sense" for social marketers to live by. Fundamentals, strategies and tactics ...this book has it all. The ROI of Social Media will be the dog-eared book that sits on the corner of your desk used to prove many a point.
–John Lovett, Senior Partner & Principal Consultant, Web Analytics Demystified
Analytics are the core to a consistently successful marketing program. This book offers the metrics to manage social marketing programs, to measure their success, to diagnose underperforming elements, and to deliver extraordinary results. Kudos to this team of marketers in putting this essential book together.
–Professor JC Larreche, InSEAD, Author of The Momentum Effect