The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook

Author: Peter M. Senge
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780804153164
Release Date: 2014-05-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Senge's best-selling The Fifth Discipline led Business Week to dub him the "new guru" of the corporate world; here he offers executives a step-by-step guide to building "learning organizations" of their own.

The American Midwest Managing Change in Rural Transition

Author: Norman Walzer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315498393
Release Date: 2016-07-08
Genre: Business & Economics

The rural Midwest is undergoing fundamental changes with increased competition from foreign agriculture; employment shifts from higher-paying manufacturing to lower-paying service industries; the displacement of local small town business by large discount stores and shopping malls; overall population declines that threaten the viability of schools, hospitals, and other public institutions, along with an influx of minority groups that has led to strife in some communities. Using data from the 2000 Census, this collection examines the major demographic and employment trends in the rural Midwestern states with special attention to the issues that state and local policy makers must address in the near future. The contributors are well known experts in their fields, and in these original, previously unpublished materials they offer suggestions on how the Internet and other technological advances offer new opportunities for rural economies that local leaders can build on.

The American Midwest

Author: Norman Walzer
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765611228
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

Selected Contents: Part I. Overview1. Introduction and Overview, Norman Walzer2. The Changing Population of the Midwest: A Reflection on Opportunities, Paul Lasley and Margaret HansonPart II. Major Issues and Concerns3. Growth, Diversity, and Aging in the Midwest: An Examination of County Trends, 1990-2000, Andrew J. Sofranko and Mohamed M. Samy4. Population Trends and Impact on Viability, Thomas G. Johnson and James K. Scott5. Global Challenges and Opportunities for Midwest Farmers, Burton E. Swanson, Mohamed M. Samy, and Andrew J. Sofranko6. The Role of Agriculture in the Midwest Economy, Kimberly A. Zeuli and Steven C. DellerPart III. Possible Remedies7. Making the Case for Value-Added Agriculture in Economic Development, Christopher D. Merrett and Norman Walzer8. Rural Knowledge Clusters: The Challenge of Rural Economic Prosperity, Lee W. Munnich, Jr. and Greg Schrock9. Strengthening Local Rural Economies Through Entrepreneurship, Brian Dabson10. The Internet-Based Economy and Rural Economic Competitiveness, John C. Leatherman11. Financing Trends and Future Options for Rural Illinois and America, Raymond Lenzi12. Key Practices in Creating a Learning Community, John J. Gruidl and Ronald J. Hustedde13. Looking Forward by Looking Back: State Approaches to Rural Development, Tom Bonnett

Professional Practice in Learning and Development

Author: Mark Loon
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749477431
Release Date: 2016-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Professional Practice in Learning and Development guides learning and development practitioners and students in designing and delivering effective people development in the modern organization. It is a core text for those studying for learning and development qualifications such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Intermediate level, and a useful handbook for those in learning and development roles looking to develop their understanding of the latest developments facing the profession. With a particular focus on digital, blended and social learning it will help you deliver more for less. Starting with an introduction to learning and development, it shows how to make the business case for activities, use metrics to demonstrate the value add, and engage the right stakeholders. Drawing on the latest research, Professional Practice in Learning and Development highlights the new opportunities made available to the learning and development practitioner by technology, new media and the networked world in which we live. It looks at approaches to helping people learn and how to develop tailored solutions. Case studies and reflective questions develop skills in facilitating collaborative learning, working in teams, and communicating effectively with all stakeholders. This book also equips you to measure and communicate the value of the programmes and, drawing on insights from neuroscience, demonstrates some practical new tools for engaging learners to improve the effectiveness of their work.

Managing People in the New Economy

Author: Mohan Thite
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761998365
Release Date: 2004-04-08
Genre: Business & Economics

"Will help those committed to learning how to embed knowledge through HR systems and it will help those committed to HR to recognize and deliver knowledge as the outcome of their work." - cover.

Leadership Development

Author: Lou Russell
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 9781562863951
Release Date: 2005-08-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Today's organizations are faced with many challenges: increased complexity of work, a need for more resources paired with the reality of cost cutting, lack of training for new leaders, and tired and stressed workers. To manage these challenges and more, organizations need leaders who focus on developing their people to move toward specific goals. To be an effective leader, individuals need to develop 10 competencies in the areas of knowing oneself, working with other people, and integrating it all. This Infoline enables leaders to assess their own leadership skills and identifies ways to build skills and knowledge in the 10 leadership competencies: self-awareness, resiliency, interpersonal skills, communication skills, employee development, vision creation and actualization, customer orientation, strategic business acumen, project leadership, change manageme

Empowering Your Library

Author: Connie Christopher
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838908586
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Whether working to empower individuals, teams or the whole library, these guidelines make possible effective management of scarce resources--time, people, and money. They also help enhance your team's morale, innovation, continuous improvement, and customer service--the building blocks for funding libraries' vital and ongoing role in their communities.

Advanced Practice Nursing E Book

Author: Ann B. Hamric
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437720082
Release Date: 2008-07-02
Genre: Medical

Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Leadership Change and Organizational Development

Author: H. Skipton Leonard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118326442
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Genre: Psychology

A state-of-the-art reference, drawing on key contemporary research to provide an in-depth, international, and competencies-based approach to the psychology of leadership, change and OD Puts cutting-edge evidence at the fingertips of organizational psychology practitioners who need it most, but who do not always have the time or resources to keep up with scholarly research Thematic chapters cover leadership and employee well-being, organizational creativity and innovation, positive psychology and Appreciative Inquiry, and leadership-culture fit Contributors include David Cooperrider, Manfred Kets de Vries, Emma Donaldson-Feilder, Staale Einarsen, David Day, Beverley Alimo-Metcalfe, Michael Chaskalson and Bernard Burnes

Understanding Leadership

Author: Gayle C Avery
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761942890
Release Date: 2004-02-18
Genre: Business & Economics

In Part One of this title, Gayle Avery integrates a fragmented field into four broad paradigms or forms of leadership, helping to simplify and clarify the ill-defined field of leadership. Part Two provides 10 case studies from leading organizations across Europe, Australia and the USA.

Using Data to Improve Student Learning in School Districts

Author: Victoria Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317922841
Release Date: 2013-10-11
Genre: Education

This book helps you make sense of the data your school district collects, including state student achievement results as well as other qualitative and quantitative data. Easy-to-use templates, tools, and examples are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Diversity at Work

Author: Bernardo M. Ferdman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118415153
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion How can organizations, their leaders, and their people benefit from diversity? The answer, according to this cutting-edge book, is the practice of inclusion. Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion (a volume in SIOP's Professional Practice Series) presents detailed solutions for the challenge of inclusion—how to fully connect with, engage, and empower people across all types of differences. Its editors and chapter authors—all topic experts ranging from internal and external change agents to academics—effectively translate theories and research on diversity into the applied practice of inclusion. Readers will learn about the critical issues involved in framing, designing, and implementing inclusion initiatives in organizations and supporting individuals to develop competencies for inclusion. The authors' diverse voices combine to provide an innovative and expansive model of the practice of inclusion and to address its key aspects at the individual, group, and organizational levels. The book, designed to be a hands-on resource, provides case studies and illustrations to show how diversity and inclusion operate in a variety of settings, effectively highlighting the practices needed to benefit from diversity. This comprehensive handbook: Explains how to conceptualize, operationalize, and implement inclusion in organizations. Connects inclusion to multiple dimensions of diversity (including gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, social class, religion, profession, and many others) in integrative ways, incorporating specific and relevant examples. Includes models, illustrations, and cases showing how to apply the principles and practices of inclusion. Addresses international and multicultural perspectives throughout, including many examples. Provides practitioners with key perspectives and tools for thinking about and fostering inclusion in a variety of organizational contexts. Provides HR professionals, industrial-organizational psychologists, D&I practitioners, and those in related fields—as well as anyone interested in enhancing the workplace—with a one-stop resource on the latest knowledge regarding diversity and the practice of inclusion in organizations. This vital resource offers a clear understanding of and a way to navigate the challenges of creating and sustaining inclusion initiatives that truly work. A division of the American Psychological Association and established in 1945, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is the premier association for professionals charged with enhancing human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings. SIOP has more than 7,000 members.

The Heart of Change Field Guide

Author: Dan S. Cohen
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422148044
Release Date: 2005-11-09
Genre: Business & Economics

In 1996, John P. Kotter's Leading Change became a runaway best seller, outlining an eight-step program for organizational change that was embraced by executives around the world. Then, Kotter and co-author Dan Cohen's The Heart of Change introduced the revolutionary "see-feel-change" approach, which helped executives understand the crucial role of emotion in successful change efforts. Now, The Heart of Change Field Guide provides leaders and managers tools, frameworks, and advice for bringing these breakthrough change methods to life within their own organizations. Written by Dan Cohen and with a foreword by John P. Kotter, the guide provides a practical framework for implementing each step in the change process, as well as a new three-phase approach to execution: creating a climate for change, engaging and enabling the whole organization, and implementing and sustaining change. Hands-on diagnostics—including a crucial "change readiness module"—reveal the dynamics that will help or hinder success at each phase of the change process. Both flexible and scaleable, the frameworks presented in this guide can be tailored for any size or type of change initiative. Filled with practical tools, checklists, and expert commentary, this must-have guide translates the most powerful approaches available for creating successful change into concrete, actionable steps for you and your organization. Dan Cohen is the co-author, with John P. Kotter, of The Heart of Change, and a principal with Deloitte Consulting, LLC.

The Practice of Authentic PLCs

Author: Daniel R. Venables
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781452239224
Release Date: 2011-01-11
Genre: Education

Discover the keys to building effective PLCs Creating an authentic professional learning community requires breaking down the walls of isolation and collaborating to improve student learning, because collectively we are more than the sum of our parts. Grounded in the award-winning author’s foundational work with the Coalition of Essential Schools, this book enables educators to hit the ground running with a research-based process that includes: Setting the foundation for collaboration and team building Facilitating protocols Examining student and teacher work Implementing teacher-designed common formative assessments Analyzing and responding to data