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 The contributors are well known experts in their fields, and in these original, previously unpublished materials they offer suggestions on how the Internet and other technological advances offer new opportunities for rural economies that local leaders can build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.

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.

E Collaboration Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Kock, Ned
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781605666532
Release Date: 2009-05-31
Genre: Computers

"This set addresses a range of e-collaboration topics through advanced research chapters authored by an international partnership of field experts"--Provided by publisher.

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.

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

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.

Open Innovation

Author: Abbie Griffin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118770856
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Genre: Business & Economics

A clear, practical guide to implementing Open Innovation for new product development Open Innovation: New Product Development Essentials from the PDMA is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of the Open Innovation method. Written by experts from the Product Development and Management Association, the book packages a collection of Open Innovation tools in a digestible and actionable format. Real-world case studies drawn from the authors' own successes and failures illustrate the concepts presented, providing accurate representation of the opportunities and challenges of Open Innovation implementation. Key tools are presented with a focus on immediate applications for business, allowing NPD professionals to easily discern where this cutting edge development method can push innovation forward. Open Innovation assumes that companies can and should use both internal and external ideas and paths to market, permeating the boundaries between firm and environment. Innovations transfer outward and inward through purchase, licensing, joint ventures, and spin-offs, allowing companies to expand beyond their own research and dramatically improve productivity through collaboration. PDMA Essentials provides practical guidance on exploiting the Open Innovation model to these ends, with clear guidance on all aspects of the new product development process. Topics include: Product platforming and idea competitions Customer immersion and interaction Collaborative product design and development Innovation networks, rewards, and incentives Many practitioners charged with innovation have only a vague understanding of the specific tools available for Open Innovation, and how they might be applied. As the marketplace shifts dramatically to keep pace with changing consumer behaviors, remaining relevant increasingly means ramping up innovation processes. PDMA Essentials provides the tools NPD practitioners need to implement a leading innovation method, and drive continued growth.

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.

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.

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.

Mentoring in Nursing

Author: Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826153860
Release Date: 2007-02-19
Genre: Medical

2007 AJN Book of the Year Winner! Designated a Doody's Core Title! Mentoring in Nursing will help inspire a more cohesive, flexible, and empowered nursing force, whether in academia, the hospital unit, or health care facility. Featuring: Definitions and components of the mentoring process Models and strategies: classic, multiple, and peer mentoring; precepting, coaching, or shadowing models Mentor and mentee perspectives Best practices in nurse mentoring, including multicultural competency Mentoring evaluation tools "It is incumbent then on all of us in the helping professions to be cognizant of the need for continued support and guidance of the elders, but the elders must also listen and learn from the young, and the young must help each other if the profession's covenant with the public is to be kept."--From the Foreword by Grayce Sills, PhD, RN

Mentoring in Nursing

Author: Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826107695
Release Date: 2012-09-05
Genre: Medical

Transformative Learning Theory offers a uniquely inclusive methodology across all levels of nursing education for educators and students focused on common nursing arenas and situations. This is the only book to present practical, innovative strategies for novice and experienced nurse educators to apply Transformative Learning Theory in various curricula, courses, and learning situations. Geared for adult and returning students, the text addresses common learning issues from both learner and teacher perspectives, enabling educators and students to apply Transformative Learning to evaluate their own authentic transformation throughout their careers. Key Features: Offers a uniquely inclusive theory and methodology "Transformative Learning Theory" across degree levels for educators and students Includes practical learning strategies and activities for a broad nursing curriculum Addresses the needs of novice nurse educators with clinical, but limited pedagogical, expertise and experienced nurse educators seeking new frameworks and techniques Provides direct application for classroom, online, or hybrid learning environments Covers all aspects of simulation Designed for graduate nursing education courses

Handbook of Community Psychiatry

Author: Hunter L. McQuistion
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461431497
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Psychology

During the past decade or more, there has been a rapid evolution of mental health services and treatment technologies, shifting psychiatric epidemiology, changes in public behavioral health policy and increased understanding in medicine regarding approaches to clinical work that focus on patient-centeredness. These contemporary issues need to be articulated in a comprehensive format. The American Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP), a professional organization internationally recognized as holding the greatest concentration of expertise in the field, has launched a methodical process to create a competency certification in community psychiatry. As a reference for a certification examination, that effort will benefit enormously from a comprehensive handbook on the subject.