Generation X

Author: New Strategist Press
ISBN: 1940308844
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Genre: Consumer behavior

The eighth edition of Generation X: Americans Born 1965 to 1976 tells the story of the small but vital generation spanning the ages of 38 to 49 in 2014. Although their numbers are small, lifestage dictates that Generation X is a vital part of the nation's commerce and culture. People in their thirties and forties are in the crowded-nest years. They are supposed to be advancing in their careers, their incomes should be growing, and their spending should climb because of the expenses of children and teens. But the generation has been hit hard by the Great Recession and is still struggling to rec...

What s Next Gen X

Author: Tamara J. Erickson
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422120644
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career you want

Generation Me Revised and Updated

Author: Jean M. Twenge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476755564
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Social Science

Draws on more than a decade of research to identify the challenges being faced by today's young adults, offering insight into how unprecedented levels of competitiveness, economic imbalances, and changes in sexual dynamics are resulting in higher incidences of life dissatisfaction and psychological turmoil. 40,000 first printing.

An Introduction To Staff Development In Academic Libraries

Author: Elizabeth Connor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135694708
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Education

An indispensable resource for librarians of all roles, the case studies in An Introduction to Staff Development in Academic Libraries demonstrate the necessity and value of integrating the library's mission statement and strategic plan with bold approaches to staff orientation, training, mentoring, and development.

True Story

Author: Ty Montague
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422187562
Release Date: 2013-06-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Is your company a storyteller—or a storydoer? The old way to market a business was storytelling. But in today’s world, simply communicating your brand’s story in the hope that customers will listen is no longer enough. Instead, your authentic brand must be evident in every action the organization undertakes. Today’s most successful businesses are storydoers. These companies create products and services that, from the very beginning, are manifestations of an authentic and meaningful story—one told primarily through action, not advertising. In True Story, creative executive Ty Montague argues that any business, regardless of size or industry, can embrace the principles of storydoing. Indeed, our best-run companies—from small start-ups to global conglomerates—organize around a coherent narrative that is then broadcast through every action they take (from product design to customer service to marketing). Montague shows why storydoing firms are nimble, more adaptive to change, and more efficiently run businesses. Montague is a founder of the growth consultancy co:collective and the former president and CCO of J. Walter Thompson, the largest advertising agency in North America. He brings his depth of creative business experience to the book and provides a clear framework and proven process for bringing you and your customers together in the creation of your brand story. Montague introduces five critical elements—what he calls the “the four truths and the action map”—that are the foundation of storydoing: • the participants (your customers, partners, and employees) • the protagonist (your company today) • the stage (the world around your business) • the quest (your driving ambition and contribution to the world) • your action map (the actions that will make your story real for participants) The book is filled with examples of how forward-thinking organizations—including Red Bull, Shaklee, Grind, TOMS Shoes, and News Corporation—are effectively using storydoing to transform their organizations and drive extraordinary results.

Wenn Eltern es zu gut meinen

Author: Polly Young-Eisendrath
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 9783641030124
Release Date: 2009-10-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

Kinder müssen Kind sein dürfen Viele Eltern konfrontieren ihre Kinder heute mit einer Mischung aus Überforderung und übertriebener Fürsorge. Bereits früh bestimmen ausgefeilte Terminpläne den Rhythmus der Kleinen; zum „Ausgleich“ werden ihnen nach Möglichkeit alle materiellen Wünsche erfüllt. Eigenbestimmte Freiräume und die Möglichkeit, „auf die Nase zu fallen“, werden verwehrt. Aus diesen beiden Einflüssen entwickelt sich ein schädliches Gefühlsgemisch aus Selbstbezogenheit gepaart mit Versagensängsten und Anspruchsdenken einerseits sowie Überforderungsgefühlen und Depressionen andererseits. Die Psychotherapeutin und erfolgreiche Buchautorin Polly Young-Eisendrath hat in ihrer Praxis behütende und anspruchsvolle Eltern sowie überforderte und selbstbezogene Kinder betreut. Ihr Fazit daraus fasst sie in diesem Buch zusammen: 1. Bescheidenheit, Respekt und Gemeinschaftsgefühl wieder in den Vordergrund rücken; 2. Kinder haben ein Recht darauf, Fehler zu machen, um daraus zu lernen; und 3. Kinder dürfen „ganz normal“ sein. Denn das wichtigste in der Persönlichkeitsentwicklung ist die Fähigkeit, sich so anzunehmen wie man ist. • Ebenso wie der Bestseller „Warum unsere Kinder Tyrannen werden“ behandelt die Autorin ein problematisches Erziehungsmodell • Brillante Analyse heutiger Erziehungsdefizite • Eine Liebeserklärung an das „Wir“ in Zeiten der „Generation Ich“

Fame Junkies

Author: Jake Halpern
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547527246
Release Date: 2008-01-03
Genre: Social Science

Why do more people watch American Idol than the nightly news? What is it about Paris Hilton’s dating life that lures us so? Why do teenage girls — when given the option of “pressing a magic button and becoming either stronger, smarter, famous, or more beautiful” — predominantly opt for fame? In this entertaining and enlightening book, Jake Halpern explores the fascinating and often dark implications of America’s obsession with fame. He travels to a Hollywood home for aspiring child actors and enrolls in a program that trains celebrity assistants. He visits the offices of Us Weekly and a laboratory where monkeys give up food to stare at pictures of dominant members of their group. The book culminates in Halpern’s encounter with Rod Stewart’s biggest fan, a woman from Pittsburgh who nominated the singer for Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Fame Junkies reveals how psychology, technology, and even evolution conspire to make the world of red carpets and velvet ropes so enthralling to all of us on the outside looking in.

Entrepreneurship Strategy

Author: Lisa K. Gundry
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483316857
Release Date: 2006-08-14
Genre: Business & Economics

In this engaging and practical book, authors Lisa K. Gundry and Jill R. Kickul uniquely approach entrepreneurship across the life cycle of business growth—offering entrepreneurial strategies for the emerging venture, for the growing venture, and for sustaining growth in the established venture. Written from the point of view of the founder or the entrepreneurial team, the book offers powerful and practical tools to increase a venture's potential for success and growth.

Decade of Nightmares

Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195341584
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

Draws on tabloid journalism, popular fiction, movies, and television, in an exploration of the confluence of panics, scares, and a few genuine threats that created a climate of fear that lead to America's conservative reaction to a decade of radicalism and an ascent into the landscape of the political Right.

Modern Wittenberg

Author: William A. Kinnison
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462860591
Release Date: 2011-08-08
Genre: Education

Whatever happened to America's small, private, residential, undergraduate, Liberal Arts Colleges? Will they survive the present contest with pragmatic publicly supported community colleges and the secular mega universities? The story of Wittenberg, one of the best of Ohio's many good Liberal Arts Colleges, provides answers to such questions. It looks at this critical period in their history giving hope that the very best of them will prosper. They are an endangered national resource that should be preserved and no more of them are being started. The book is written both for the casual reader and for historians and professional educators.

Working with Americans

Author: Allyson Stewart-Allen
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 9780273794486
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Anybody who has ever done business with Americans can testify that there are more differences than similarities between Americans and most business cultures in the rest of the world. There are differences in cultures, values, etiquette and even ÔcommonÕ business language Ð which is quite often, well, uncommon. When it comes to building relationships and doing business deals with Americans, understanding and appreciating these behaviors, culture and business manners is vital to success. Everybody wants to work with people they relate to, who they believe they can trust -- and ultimately who Ôspeak my languageÕ. Working with Americans not only illuminates why Americans think and operate as they do, but also shows what you can do to play to your US colleaguesÕ preferences and business practices. This is the guide to understanding Americans in business, their culture and thinking which will make you a more informed and confident manager and envoy. With confidence enhanced, you can be more relaxed, have fun, and focus on building lasting, profitable relationships.

Principles of Marketing

Author: Philip Kotler
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0137006691
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Marketing

'Principles of Marketing' is organized around a customer-value and customer-relationship framework. Among the learning aids in the book are: concept previews; marketing stories; concept and key term reviews; discussions on applying concepts; exercises on using technology in marketing; and situations on ethics.

The Objects of Affection

Author: A. Berger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230109902
Release Date: 2010-07-19
Genre: Performing Arts

In this book, pre-eminent semiotician Arthur Asa Berger decodes the meanings of common objects of consumption and their perceived 'sacredness' in consumerist cultures. Using semiotic theory, consumer culture is dissected in new and fascinating ways.

Effective Human Relations Interpersonal And Organizational Applications

Author: Barry Reece
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337003162
Release Date: 2016-01-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Master the human relation skills you need to become successful in today's workplace with one of the most widely used human relations texts available. EFFECTIVE HUMAN RELATIONS incorporates hundreds of examples of real human relations issues and practices in successful companies. This comprehensive 13th edition explores goal- setting, the root causes of negative attitudes, the use of personal branding and social media in the job market, emotional intelligence, positive psychology and happiness, and how companies create a dynamic company cultures. Self-assessments and self-development opportunities throughout the book teach you to assume responsibility for improving your personal skills and competencies. This text will help you gain the insights, knowledge and relationship skills you need to deal successfully with the wide range of people-related challenges in business today. It is a text you can continue to refer to throughout your life! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Human Relations Principles and Practices

Author: Barry Reece
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133715405
Release Date: 2012-07-27
Genre: Business & Economics

This edition of Human Relations: Principles and Practices continues to focus on the immediate personal application of human relations principles and practices. In addition to incorporating the authors' innovative Total Person approach toward the field, the Seventh Edition includes an increased emphasis on issues of diversity, presenting a broad range of characteristics that affect relationships on the job and ways to achieve insight when dealing with a wide-range of people related problems. The updated pedagogy includes strategically placed exercises that encourage teamwork and group problem-solving techniques, first-person advice from respected writers, educators, and business leaders, opening vignettes featuring prominent individuals in real-world situations, and Career Corner sections that provide practical solutions to common human relations problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.