The way we manage organizations seems increasingly out of date. Deep inside, we sense that more is possible. We long for soulful workplaces, for authenticity, community, passion, and purpose. In this groundbreaking book, the author shows that every time, in the past, when humanity has shifted to a new stage of consciousness, it has achieved extraordinary breakthroughs in collaboration. A new shift in consciousness is currently underway. Could it help us invent a more soulful and purposeful way to run our businesses and nonprofits, schools and hospitals ? A few pioneers have already cracked the code and they show us, in practical detail, how it can be done. Leaders, founders, coaches, and consultants will find this work a joyful handbook, full of insights, examples, and inspiring stories.
Author: Britt Andreatta
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date: 2017-02-14
Genre: Business & Economics
“Illustrated by real-life examples and evidence from renowned scholars and practitioners, Wired to Resist provides novel insights into understanding why efforts to change often fail and—more importantly—how they can succeed.” Barry Posner, PhD, New York Times best-selling author of The Leadership Challenge “A must-read for business leaders and HR professionals. In this constantly changing world, it’s critical to find leadership strategies that realistically address the human side of change. Dr. Andreatta offers a fresh look at the nature of resistance with a clear path to overcoming it. I couldn’t put it down.” Erin Earle, VP, HRBP for Engineering, LinkedIn “I’ve read many books on leading organizational change and I appreciate how Dr. Andreatta gives me insight into the ‘whys’ behind the ‘hows.’ Wired to Resist arrived just as I was launching a new change initiative in my organization—and it immediately showed me several things I needed to address to increase our chance of success.” Kevin Goldsmith, Chief Technology Officer, Avvo “Making a simple change in our behavior can be the difference between success and failure, but so often we quickly go to our default position and don’t know why. Dr. Andreatta unlocks the puzzle and guides us with proven scientific steps to help us shift to positive outcomes every time we tackle a new goal.” Jacqui Burge, Founder, Desk Yogi Every year failed change costs billions of dollars. We are biologically wired to resist change: it’s the key to our survival and the obstacle that often gets in the way of us fulfilling our potential. Wired to Resist provides a new understanding of our biology and why change fails, despite our best plans. Dr. Andreatta synthesizes the latest research into a new model for change that harnesses the power of neuroscience and shows you how to thrive and lead through all kinds of change. Drawing on her unique background in leadership, psychology, education, and the human sciences, Dr. Britt Andreatta has over 25 years of experience consulting with individuals, businesses, government agencies, universities, and nonprofit organizations. She creates powerful solutions to today’s personal, organizational, and global workplace challenges.
Purpose & Impact is the first book aiming to provide guidance to senior executives and professionals for how to rethink and even relaunch careers that align with wider purpose and societal impact. With our increasing longevity, the concept of retirement is becoming redundant, as executives need, financially, and want, motivationally, to continue to work well beyond what is currently considered ‘retirement age’. Around age 50, when we often leave our mainstream employers, we could be looking forward to around 30 healthy years, equivalent to a whole second career. This book, therefore, sets out a topic that is becoming increasingly important and urgent for governments, companies and executives alike. This book is underpinned by research (including interviews with over 90 senior executives) conducted by the author. Many of their stories are interspersed throughout the book to provide the reader with real insight into how very diverse senior executives and professionals created roles that enabled their own personal growth and development and had positive impacts on wider society. In addition, helpful tools and guides are used throughout the book to help the reader in their decision-making processes through the different stages of discovering and developing themselves and their career goals.
This book offers meaningful work as one of the most relevant issues for 21st century workplaces, and organizations seeking to develop leadership and drive positive change. It uses Viktor Frankl’s legacy as a scientific and philosophical pioneer, while combining cutting edge research findings from the behavioural sciences, organizational and management research, and human resource development with outstanding examples of new work approaches of leadership from around the globe. In order to respond to 21st century demands on meaningful work, this book harnesses the power of living meaning, values, purpose and compassion in workplaces. Beate von Devivere shows managers, human resources experts, consultants, coaches, medical experts, students and counsellors as well as all dedicated individuals, how to find meaning in their organizations, their teams and individual functions and challenges, bringing Viktor Frankl’s approach to today’s workplaces. Integrating a wide range of knowledge and expertise, this book covers organizational development, management practice, and findings from psychology, neuroscience as well as therapeutic approaches and new work concepts. Meaningful work is promoting an integrated approach for the ‘Copernican turn’, further promoting meaningful work, purpose and a good life.
Building on the groundbreaking insights of Ken Wilber and Frederic Laloux (REINVENTING ORGANIZATIONS), OPEN CIRCLE brings Teal Consciousness to the community-based story arts, creating safe public spaces for play, creativity, relationship, and transformation. This book is for changemakers, artists, and everyone who cares about thriving community. Decades of artistry and observation converge in OPEN CIRCLE: STORY ARTS AND THE REINVENTION OF COMMUNITY. As a professional and academic theater director, Dr. Richard Owen Geer was driven by the question, "Why theater?" His dissertation focused on the tiny, withering community of Colquitt, Georgia, and his co-founding of Swamp Gravy, an arts-based community development project creating "theater of, by, and for the people." Over two decades, Colquitt transformed using the Story Bridge Method Geer developed into today one of the most extraordinary small towns in America, hailed for its community and economic revitalization through art and culture. The town's turnaround was the subject of three years of social science research by Dr. Qinghong Wei. In her doctoral study, Colquitt outscores three comparable communities in social and psychological wellness and community engagement. Geer and Wei bring five major insights to the public in OPEN CIRCLE: STORY ARTS AND THE REINVENTION OF COMMUNITY. 1. Observing over decades, Geer notices the emergence of a new consciousness among ordinary people as communities everywhere face unprecedented challenges. 2. This consciousness expresses through the Story Bridge Method which for twenty-five years has employed an organizational model that is only now being hailed as the leading edge of organizational innovation. Frederic Laloux documents this global emergence in the 2014 best-seller, REINVENTING ORGANIZATIONS: A GUIDE TO CREATING ORGANIZATIONS INSPIRED BY THE NEXT STAGE OF HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS. 3. Story Bridge, and methods like it, forge safe public spaces in which people of radically diverse consciousness, class, color, age, and creed create thriving community together as they express their interdependence and shared identity through powerful theatrical performances. Such process builds a resilient and generative relational web that gives birth to individual and collective transformation. 4. The Story Bridge Method can transform communities with or without experts. Manchester, Kentucky, called by the New York Times, "the hardest place to live in America," is reinventing itself through the Story Bridge Method and common people working for the common good. 5. After detailing the "how-to" of Story Bridge practice, the book envisions a future in which artistry and creative changemaking supplant consumerism in the commons. "Xenophobia" was Dictionary.com's word of the year in 2016. In these frightened times, it is more imperative than ever that we regard the "strangers" among us not only with fear but hope. In OPEN CIRCLE: STORY ARTS AND THE REINVENTION OF COMMUNITY, hope becomes action that connects one with self and other and brings forth beauty, truth, and transformation.
Author: Terence T. Burton
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2015-09-11
Genre: Business & Economics
The book that reinvents Lean for a new generation, a new global culture, and a new benchmark of success Global Kata: Success Through the Lean Business System Reference ModelTM sets a new benchmark for the evolution of Lean and strategic improvement. The book and the reference model provide a detailed road map for leading, designing, architecting, implementing, and sustaining a holistic, organization-centric and culturally grounded Lean Business System. The Lean Business System Reference ModelTM provides the larger scale blueprint for a higher order, best-in-class, adaptive systematic process of improvement. The reference model incorporates the leadership factors, design guidelines, systematic process architecture, best practices, and performance criteria for building a connected Lean Business System with a higher standard of behavioral alignment and cultural excellence (kata). The author provides both the advanced thought leadership and detailed implementation guidance for a higher order, enterprise-wide process of adaptive systematic improvement while integrating new Lean principles about leadership, evolving technology, innovation, transactional processes, and behavioral alignment and cultural development to create the right improvement kata thinking throughout any organization and in any country. The author provides an excellent perspective on the current state of Lean with its focus on manufacturing tools and principles, and leads the reader through the rethinking, understanding, and integrating of all of the visible and invisible requirements for a successful adaptive systematic and sustainable management process of improvement. The Lean Business System Reference ModelTM provides an innovative guide for organizations to advance Lean thinking and execution far beyond the production floor, and to a new level that enables the reinvention of global supply chains, new product development, cash-to-cash, acquisition integration, and other core business processes in a highly complex and technology-enabled enterprise. A major objective of the reference model and this book is to guide organizations away from the superficial mimicking and success-limiting scope of Lean manufacturing principles and tools from other successful organizations -- and to think, innovate, expand boundaries, and become the next global Toyota organization in their own way.
Author: Jerry Biberman
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics
Making spirituality an integral part of the hectic workday is a key concern for the authors of At Work. They offer a number of solutions meant to help integrate these two worlds, all with a common theme—the positive renewal and transformation of both worker and workplace. Carefully avoiding the pat answers of pop psychology, At Work is instead an in-depth read for teachers, consultants, and people interested in making their work environment a more healthful and compassionate one.
Author: Beth E. Kolko
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Designed for both new users of technology and early adopters, the book is a rigorous examination of writing and technologies that provides thoughtful and measured instruction and will help its users write effective prose. By combining traditional rhetorical instruction with critical assessments of new opportunities created by the Internet, Writing in an Electric World prepares its readers for the real experiences and demands of the evolving, literate world. Covering larger issues, such as the connection of writing to community and the evolution of how writers use technology, Writing in the Electronic World also provides thorough insightful guidance for writing and thinking critically in this high-speed and interconnected era. Engaging readings, discussing topics ranging from personal identity to global community, serve as examples of strong reasoning and good writing, while "Writing Prompts" appear throughout the book with suggestion about writing for yourself and writing in an electronic world. For anyone interested in writing, technology and developing critical thinking skills.
Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Release Date: 2007-10
Genre: Performing Arts
From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.
Release Date: 1996
Genre: International agencies
Beginning in 1983/84 published in 3 vols., with expansion to 6 vols. by 2007/2008: vol. 1--Organization descriptions and cross references; vol. 2--Geographic volume: international organization participation; vol. 3--Subject volume; vol. 4--Bibliography and resources; vol. 5--Statistics, visualizations and patterns; vol. 6--Who's who in international organizations. (From year to year some slight variations in naming of the volumes).