Inverting the Pyramid

Author: Jonathan Wilson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781409111115
Release Date: 2010-04-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In INVERTING THE PYRAMID, Jonathan Wilson pulls apart the finer details of the world's game, tracing the global history of tactics, from modern pioneers right back to the beginning when chaos reigned. Along the way, he looks at the lives of great players and thinkers who shaped the sport and probes why the English, in particular, have 'proved themselves unwilling to grapple with the abstract'. This fifth-anniversary edition of a football modern classic has been fully updated to include an investigation of the modern-day Barcelona and how their style of play developed from Total Football, which itself was an evolution of the Scottish passing game invented by Queens Park and taken on by Tottenham in the 1930s. It also analyses different styles in the early British game and the changing mentality of South American football in the 1970s, as well as looking at the birth of the 3-5-2 system so prevalent today.

Mein Spiel

Author: Johan Cruyff
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 9783426440803
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

»Ich stehe für eine Ära, in der bewiesen wurde, dass Fußball gleichzeitig attraktiv und erfolgreich sein kann«, sagt Johan Cruyff im Rückblick auf die 1970er Jahre. Wie kein anderer steht Cruyff für dynamischen, leidenschaftlichen Angriffsfußball. Als Kapitän der niederländischen Nationalmannschaft, bei Ajax Amsterdam und später beim FC Barcelona hatte er mit dieser Taktik legendäre Erfolge erzielt. Der magische Spieler mit der Rückennummer 14 ist der Begründer der Fußball-Philosophie, die in den letzten Jahren vor allem von seinem Schüler Pep Guardiola perfektioniert wurde. Nun erzählt Cruyff, der in einem Atemzug mit Superstars wie Pele, Beckenbauer, Maradona und Messi genannt wird, von den ruhmreichen Stationen seiner Karriere als Spieler und Trainer. Mein Spiel ist eines der erhellendsten und klügsten Bücher, das in den letzten Jahrzehnten über den Fußball geschrieben wurde.

Vom Libero zur Doppelsechs

Author: Tobias Escher
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644562714
Release Date: 2016-04-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Der Taktikexperte Tobias Escher zeigt in einem spannenden Überblick, wie sich Fußball in Deutschland in den letzten 100 Jahren entwickelt hat. Welche Strategie wählt ein Team? Weshalb spielte 1975 jede Mannschaft mit einem Libero und 2015 stattdessen mit einer Doppelsechs? Und wie wurde Deutschland 2014 Weltmeister? Escher erzählt in seinem Buch, wie sich das Spiel über die Jahre verändert hat, welche Taktik sich durchsetzen konnte und welche Gegentaktik erfolgreich war. Er erklärt, wie sich Trainer die Änderung der Abseitsregel zunutze gemacht haben und dass sich Fußballtrainer in Deutschland immer wieder von taktischen Innovationen aus dem Ausland inspirieren ließen: vom englischen Kick ’n’ Rush übers Catenaccio bis hin zum Gegenpressing. Pep Guardiola, Jürgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel erfinden das Rad nicht komplett neu, viele Spielideen existierten in Ansätzen bereits früher: Sie wurden in Amsterdam, Barcelona oder England entwickelt, von Trainern wie Sepp Herberger oder Hennes Weisweiler nach Deutschland gebracht. Raumdeckung ist keine Erfindung des 20. Jahrhunderts, auch wenn Manndeckung lange ein deutsches Markenzeichen war – viele taktische Spielzüge haben eine lange Geschichte. Mit diesem Buch können Sie sich wunderbar auf die Europameisterschaft 2016 einstimmen und die Spielweise der deutschen Nationalmannschaft wirklich verstehen!

Die Zeit der Strategen

Author: Tobias Escher
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644402270
Release Date: 2018-03-27
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Der Fußballexperte Tobias Escher porträtiert in diesem Buch elf Trainer, die den Fußball in den vergangenen Jahren maßgeblich geprägt und verändert haben. Dazu zählen natürlich Pep Guardiola und José Mourinho, aber auch Jürgen Klopp, Joachim «Jogi» Löw, Antonio Conte und viele mehr. Sie alle haben mit neuen taktischen Ideen und Strategien Maßstäbe gesetzt. Escher erklärt ihre Trainingsmethoden und Spielphilosophien, beschreibt ihre tägliche Arbeit und erzählt, welche Menschen sie beeinflusst haben. Auch weniger bekannte, aber sehr beeindruckende Trainer wie Maurizio Sarri oder Marcelo Bielsa stellt Escher vor. In der Gegenüberstellung der innovativsten und mutigsten Fußballtrainer unserer Zeit eröffnet sich ein vollkommen neuer Blick auf den besten Sport der Welt. Und so findet Escher Antworten auf Fragen, die jeden Fußballfan umtreiben: Warum haben Guardiola und Mourinho mehr Titel gewonnen als jeder andere Trainer? Wie hat Klopp Dortmund ins Champions-League-Finale geführt? Und was hat Löw mit der Nationalmannschaft gemacht? Es ist kein Zufall, dass die erfolgreichsten Trainer der vergangenen Jahre auch die taktisch klügsten waren; ein guter Trainer kann den Unterschied machen zwischen einer guten und einer sehr guten Mannschaft.

Pep Guardiola

Author: Guillem Balagué
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641109202
Release Date: 2013-05-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Die exklusive Biografie des neuen Trainers vom FC Bayern München Pep Guardiola – ein Name, der Anfang 2013 Medien und Fußballfans in Deutschland elektrisierte, als das kaum zu Glaubende tatsächlich feststand: Der spanische Star-Coach trainiert künftig den FC Bayern München. Weit lukrativere Jobangebote hatten ihn weniger beeindruckt als eine überzeugende Vereinsphilosophie und ein unbedingter Erfolgswille, wie er sie beim deutschen Rekordmeister vorfand. Seine jahrelange Arbeit beim FC Barcelona, erst als Spieler, dann als Trainer, war eine Erfolgsgeschichte der Superlative: 2009 – nach einigen titellosen Jahren – erreichte der FC Barcelona das bisher nie dagewesene Sextuple, d.h., er gewann alle bedeutenden nationalen und internationalen Titel, die ein Verein in einem Jahr gewinnen kann: nationale Meisterschaft, Pokal, Champions League, den spanischen wie den UEFA-Supercup sowie die FIFA-Club-Weltmeisterschaft. Guillem Balague, der Pep Guardiola wie kaum ein anderer kennt, zeichnet das Bild eines Fußball-Workaholics, aber auch eines bescheiden gebliebenen Romantikers des Fußballs, der seit seiner Kindheit hart daran arbeitet, auf dem Spielfeld und im Leben Kraft, Erfolg und Schönheit in ein ideales Gleichgewicht zu bringen.

The Inverting Pyramid

Author: Anita M. Schwarz
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821399095
Release Date: 2014-02-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Europe’s pension systems –among the most celebrated features of its social welfare model— face tremendous challenges. With only 11 percent of the world’s population, Europe spends about 60 percent of global outlays on social protection, largely in pensions. In many countries, pension rules have encouraged people to retire sooner, while enjoying longer lives. Payroll taxes on a continuously expanding contributory base have financed these benefits. This model of pension provision is now being severely tested as pension systems reach maturity, while the population is aging and the labor force is starting to shrink. Measures to enable a continued tradition of providing old age security will include • raising retirement ages such that pensions are provided in the last 15 years of life, when work capacity traditionally diminishes • encouraging immigration to help fill the declining work force • rationalizing pension spending, putting priority on preventing old age poverty, and • encouraging savings to help provide the more comfortable retirement that individuals have come to expect. Some measures may be more appropriate in particular countries than others, yet undertaking all of them will likely require less drastic changes in any one of them. The specific choices will need to be discussed and agreed among each country’s own population, and be accompanied by enabling changes in pension policy, tax policy, financial markets policy, and labor policy. The fundamental issue is that, with these changes, the important achievements of European social policy can withstand the demographic onslaught and continue to provide old age security for generations to come.

Strategic Management for Tourism Communities

Author: Peter E. Murphy
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1873150830
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Strategic planning within a community framework is essential for tourism to reach its potential. This book combines the four principal functions of business management and stakeholder analysis to develop a model of collaborative decision making. This model offers a template for communities to understand and make the most of their tourism resources.

Servant Leadership

Author: Samuel O. Enyia
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781641387569
Release Date: 2018-08-08
Genre: Fiction

The focus of this book is on how applying the principles, practices, strategies, and strengths of servant leadership can help leaders revolutionize their leadership culture and practices to maximize performance outcomes, whose core strength is in serving others first. It prepares and equips leaders—whether at the corporate, educational, church, community, NGOs, private, public, and family context—with the complete understanding of the spectrum of the model and to show why it is a viable leadership alternative, more efficient and effective leadership model because it’s humane, value-based, moral, and relationship-driven, which yields the best outcome for the organization, employees, and followers, who are empowered, valued, and respected for their gifts, expertise, and abilities. How to incorporate this revolutionary and empowering values-based servant leadership-followership strategies to prepare and equip leaders and followers to become more efficient, effective, and successful stands at the core of this book.

The Language of the Past

Author: Ross Wilson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474246798
Release Date: 2016-07-14
Genre: History

The Language of the Past analyzes the use of history in discourses within the political, media and the public sphere. It examines how particular terms, phrases and allusions first came into usage, developed and how they are employed today. To speak of something or someone as representing the 'stone age', or characterize an institution as 'byzantine', to describe a business relationship as 'feudal' or to disparage ideals or morality as 'Victorian', refers to both a perception of the past and its relationship to the present. Whilst dictionaries and etymologies define meanings and origin points of words or phrases, this study examines how history is maintained and used within society through language. Detailing the specific words and phrases associated with particular periods used to describe contemporary society, this thorough examination of language and history will be of great interest to those studying historiography, social history and linguistics.

Members Are Ministers

Author: Paul F. Goetting
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781610976398
Release Date: 2011-12-01
Genre: Religion

Cultural changes and social conditions today give evidence of a growing disregard of traditional authority and an increasing distrust of institutions. Relations between pastor and people are changing. In many situations, the practice of top-down leadership appears no longer to be effective. Members Are Ministers identifies the positive change necessary to achieve greater unity and to reduce conflict within the church. This book promotes an approach that generates a greater sense of community, enables a clearer corporate and personal witness to the faith, and reduces the social distances between pastors and people. Above all, it recognizes the Word as crucial for effecting change in our emerging new culture. Paul Goetting works from a biblical base that shapes the Christian ministry of all people through their various vocations, and equips them for a clearer witness to the Christian faith and to issues of injustice. The family, the workplace, the political arena, and the church are seen as the primary contexts for authentic servant ministry of both clergy and laity.

Leading

Author: Alex Ferguson
Publisher: books4success
ISBN: 9783864703355
Release Date: 2016-03-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Als Trainer von Manchester United (1986 bis 2013) gewann Sir Alex Ferguson 38 Titel,unter anderem 13-mal die englische Meisterschaft, fünfmal den FA Cup, zweimal dieChampions League und einmal den Europapokal der Pokalsieger. 1999 wurde er von Queen Elisabeth II zum Ritter geschlagen. Nach einer erstaunlichen Karriere – zunächst in Schottland, dann über 27 Jahre bei Manchester United – legt Sir Alex Ferguson "Leading" vor, in dem der größte Fußballtrainer aller Zeiten die zentralen Führungsentscheidungen seiner 38-jährigen Teammanager-Karriere analysiert und, gemeinsam mit seinem Freund und Koautor Sir Michael Moritz, die Lektionen herausarbeitet, die jeder im Geschäftsleben und im Leben verwenden kann, um langfristig transformative Erfolge zu erzielen. Von Einstellungskriterien zu Entlassungsentscheidungen, vom Umgang mit Veränderung zu Teamwork, von der Souveränität in der Vorstandsetage bis zur Reaktion auf Misserfolg und Widerstände: "Leading" ist so inspirierend wie praktisch und ein Nachschlagewerk für jede

Collective Genius

Author: Linda A. Hill
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781422187593
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Why can some organizations innovate time and again, while most cannot? You might think the key to innovation is attracting exceptional creative talent. Or making the right investments. Or breaking down organizational silos. All of these things may help—but there’s only one way to ensure sustained innovation: you need to lead it—and with a special kind of leadership. Collective Genius shows you how. Preeminent leadership scholar Linda Hill, along with former Pixar tech wizard Greg Brandeau, MIT researcher Emily Truelove, and Being the Boss coauthor Kent Lineback, found among leaders a widely shared, and mistaken, assumption: that a “good” leader in all other respects would also be an effective leader of innovation. The truth is, leading innovation takes a distinctive kind of leadership, one that unleashes and harnesses the “collective genius” of the people in the organization. Using vivid stories of individual leaders at companies like Volkswagen, Google, eBay, and Pfizer, as well as nonprofits and international government agencies, the authors show how successful leaders of innovation don’t create a vision and try to make innovation happen themselves. Rather, they create and sustain a culture where innovation is allowed to happen again and again—an environment where people are both willing and able to do the hard work that innovative problem solving requires. Collective Genius will not only inspire you; it will give you the concrete, practical guidance you need to build innovation into the fabric of your business.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry

Author: Bill Donahue
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310864042
Release Date: 2009-08-30
Genre: Religion

Assessment and solution for seven commonobstacles to building small groups.It’s one thing to start a small group ministry. It’s another tokeep the groups in your church healthy and headed in thesame direction. Whatever your church’s approach maybe—whether it is a church with groups or of groups—sooner or later, as a leader, you’ll need to do sometroubleshooting. That’s when the expert, to-the-pointguidance in this book will prove its worth.The beauty of this book lies in its unique diagnosticprocess. It allows you to assess, diagnose, and correctseven common “deadly sins” that can drain the life fromyour church’s small group ministry.In The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry, whatwould take you years to learn through trial and error isdistilled into some of the most useful information you canfind. Drawing on the knowledge they’ve gleaned fromworking inside Willow Creek Community Church, fromconsulting with hundreds of churches, and fromconducting conferences and seminars worldwide, smallgroup experts Bill Donahue and Russ Robinson furnishyou with proven, real-life solutions to the toughestproblems in your small group ministry. This is not theory—it is hands-on material you can read and apply today.

Strategy Builder

Author: Stephen Cummings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118707180
Release Date: 2015-02-13
Genre: Business & Economics

A visual and interactive guide to building and communicating strategies that actually work YOUR STRATEGY HAS SEVEN SECONDS TO CAPTIVATE ITS AUDIENCE… So how are you going to present it? A big wordy document? A lengthy address? Slides full of bullet points? The best way to engage and involve people is through pictures. Strategy Builder shows you how to creatively combine the best strategy frameworks to orient and animate strategy discussion and development in your team. This visual, interactive guide, with illustrations by Visory, uses real world examples and practical tips to help you: Discover the five key foundations that every strategy should be built upon Draw compelling and unique pictures that capture your organization’s distinct strategies Develop your skills as a leader of strategy discussions Understand how to use interactive drawing to engage others and achieve ‘buy in’ Additional online resources available including Strategy Drawing Templates, plus Builder Slides and case studies materials for instructors. Locate the 'Companion Website' link towards the bottom of this page to access these materials. Test your strategic vision or develop a new strategic plan based on the best elements of key strategic frameworks by trying the FREE interactive Strategy Builder app, developed in association with StrategyBlocks, at www.strategicplan.com Praise for Strategy Builder: Cummings & Angwin are pioneers in introducing novel approaches in teaching and applying the principles of strategy --Robert M. Grant, Bocconi University, author of Contemporary Strategy Analysis In a complex, fast changing world, where we are bombarded by words, numbers and reports, the visual-first approach to strategy provided by Strategy Builder is immensely helpful for inspiring and communicating a clearer vision of how to move forward. -- Rachna Bhasin, VP Strategy, SiriusXM At last someone has grasped this idea and come up with a way to help us demonstrate strategic plans and ambitions in a creative new way. --Vikki Heywood CBE, Chair of The Royal Society for the Arts This wonderful book is the first to solve a near-universal problem: communicating strategic ideas is just as hard and just as important as coming up with them in the first place, and both are visual activities. The question is not “Do you understand?” but “Do you see?” --William Duggan, Professor, Columbia University, author Strategic Intuition This book shows how to draw an organization's strategy so you see what's been considered, what's not been considered, and how things are related,. Strategy building is presented as a fun and involving learning process.The approach is revolutionary in that it enables not only the development but also the easy sharing of strategic understanding. --Roger L.M. Dunbar, Emeritus Professor, Stern School of Business, New York University What a great idea! They layout is also really thoughtful; it makes you immediately want to get out a pencil and start doodling. --Adam Martin, Customer Solutions Director, The Brakes Group As a time pressed executive it was a delight to find a book that I can dip into to find the best strategic frameworks - those that have proved the test of time and academic scrutiny as being truly useful in the workplace. Even better for an inveterate scribbler: endorsement that a picture and ‘permission to play’ with ideas visually really does say a thousand words and more! --Sarah Mitson, Global Business Director, TNSGlobal This is an invaluable resource for any executive wanting to improve engagement in strategy development and communication. The accessible layout means that the book itself can play an active and inspiring role in strategy discussions. --Matt Thomas, Director, Braxton Associates, Strategy Consultants At last a book that grasps the implications of recent psychology: people think visually as well as verbally. The authors provide powerful visual devices that will both help managers conceive better strategies and enable their people to execute them more effectively. --Richard Whittington, Professor at Saïd Business School, Oxford University A powerful approach to make strategy more engaging again! Strategy Builder is landmark book is destined to make an important impact to the field of strategy, strategizing and strategic management. Executives across the board (and students of strategy) will find the core message of this book counterintuitive and compelling. The idea of "drawing" strategy may seem like child's play, yet all great strategists and philosophers know that it is through such "serious play" that allows us to see things differently so that we can see different things. --Robert Wright, Professor of Strategy, Hong Kong Polytechnic University