Cultures and Organizations Software of the Mind Third Edition

Author: Geert Hofstede
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071770151
Release Date: 2010-05-24
Genre: Business & Economics

The revolutionary study of how the place where we grew up shapes the way we think, feel, and act-- with new dimensions and perspectives Based on research conducted in more than seventy countries over a forty-year span, Cultures and Organizations examines what drives people apart—when cooperation is so clearly in everyone’s interest. With major new contributions from Michael Minkov’s analysis of data from the World Values Survey, as well as an account of the evolution of cultures by Gert Jan Hofstede, this revised and expanded edition: Reveals the “moral circles” from which national societies are built and the unexamined rules by which people think, feel, and act Explores how national cultures differ in the areas of inequality, assertiveness versus modesty, and tolerance for ambiguity Explains how organizational cultures differ from national cultures—and how they can be managed Analyzes stereotyping, differences in language, cultural roots of the 2008 economic crisis, and other intercultural dynamics

The Thin Book of of Smart People Skills

Author: Katina Cremona
Publisher: Thin Book Publishing
ISBN: 9780982206874
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Written by a coach with over 23 years of experience The Thin Book of® Smart People Skills is a ‘coach in a book.’ Katina has culled her thousands of hours of coaching into 8 tools to address the most common areas that savvy leaders excel in. The tools are: Understand How You ThinkBuild RelationshipsFocus on ProcessRecognize and Acknowledge EmotionsPrepare for ConversationsAsk Don’t TellExplore Before Problem SolvingFoster a Performance Feedback Culture Each chapter includes simple and practical tips that can be applied immediately including up-to-date tips on managing upward, working in both virtual teams and cross-cultural teams. By consolidating these tools in one place, with real-life scenarios, and examples of 'how to say it’, the book is a valuable reference for knowledge workers, project managers and newer managers. The Thin Book of Smart People Skills also would make a good introduction to a leadership workshop. Early readers felt it was a great resource for newer managers. Other readers thought it was a wonderful review for experienced leaders. As Katina puts it, "This book offers you succinct and useful tactics that will provide results toward your strategic goals. Applied consistently, these people skills will help you improve relationships and performance."

Access to Asia

Author: Sharon Schweitzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118919040
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Create meaningful relationships that translate to better business Access to Asia presents a deeply insightful framework for today's global business leaders and managers, whether traveling from Toronto to Taipei, Baltimore to Bangalore, or San Francisco to Shanghai. Drawing from her extensive experience and global connections, author Sharon Schweitzer suggests that irrespective of their industry, everyone is essentially in the relationship business. Within Asia, building trust and inspiring respect are vital steps in developing business relationships that transcend basic contractual obligations. Readers will find in-the-trenches advice and stories from 80 regional experts in 10 countries, including China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Korea. Discover the unique eight-question framework that provides rich interview material and insight from respected cultural experts Track cultural progress over time and highlight areas in need of improvement with the Self-Awareness Profile Learn the little-known facts, reports, and resources that help establish and strengthen Asian business relationships Effective cross-cultural communication is mandatory for today's successful global business leaders. For companies and individuals looking to engage more successfully with their counterparts in Asia, Access to Asia showcases the critical people skills that drive global business success.

Handbook of International Human Resource Development

Author: Thomas Garavan
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781954188
Release Date: 2017-10-27

This Handbook draws on a global team of distinguished Human Resource Development and IHRD scholars to provide research and practice insights on a range of contemporary IHRD issues and challenges. The Handbook reviews a number of critical contextual dimensions that: shape the IHRD goals that organisations pursue; impact the IHRD systems, policies and practices that are implemented; and influence the types of IHRD research questions that are investigated. The Handbook examines the processes or actions taken by organisations to globalise IHRD practices and discusses important people development practices that come within the scope of IHRD.

Educating the Profession

Author: Michael Seadle
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110375398
Release Date: 2016-07-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Education and training for the library profession have changed over the decades. This publication looks both at the past and the future of these developments at schools of library and information science as well as the role of IFLA's Section on Education and Training. The chapters cover regional trends in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas and sections on special topics like quality assurance, new developments, and case studies.

Developing Employability for Business

Author: Maryvonne Lumley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199672455
Release Date: 2013-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This book contains coverage of topics that employers identified as important, including customer-facing skills and self-presentation skills, and with an integrated project designed to promote active learning.

Human Computer Interaction Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466687905
Release Date: 2015-10-02
Genre: Computers

As modern technologies continue to develop and evolve, the ability of users to interface with new systems becomes a paramount concern. Research into new ways for humans to make use of advanced computers and other such technologies is necessary to fully realize the potential of 21st century tools. Human-Computer Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications gathers research on user interfaces for advanced technologies and how these interfaces can facilitate new developments in the fields of robotics, assistive technologies, and computational intelligence. This four-volume reference contains cutting-edge research for computer scientists; faculty and students of robotics, digital science, and networked communications; and clinicians invested in assistive technologies. This seminal reference work includes chapters on topics pertaining to system usability, interactive design, mobile interfaces, virtual worlds, and more.

The Center for Creative Leadership handbook of leadership development

Author: Cynthia Denise McCauley
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN: UCSC:32106016740265
Release Date: 1998-08
Genre: Business & Economics

The Center for Creative Leadership is the world's largest institution devoted to leadership research and education. Now, in one comprehensive volume, it offers the essence of its experience: a thorough explanation of the elements of leadership development. "For three decades CCL has been a prime source of leadership development insight. Now at last we can have CCL's leadership wisdom and guidance in one volume for our leadership bookshelf." --Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO, Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management Get valuable information on: Implementing feedback-intensive programs Evaluating the impact of leadership development programs Dealing with cross-cultural and diversity issues in leadership development . . . and much more! Purchase your copy today and have the sage advice of CCL at your fingertips!

Tools and Activities for a Diverse Work Force

Author: Anthony Patrick Carnevale
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: CORNELL:31924112297605
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This is a collection of activities, exercises, tools, simulations, checklists and games for advancing an organization's knowledge of diversity and its effectiveness in managing it. It is made up of contributions from more than 76 leaders in the field of training and organizational development. The book is aimed at trainers as an aid to training managers and employees in understanding and dealing with diversity in the workplace.


Release Date: 2006-07-17

For more than 40 years, Computerworld has been the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (, twice-monthly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest global IT media network.