Maverick

Author: Ricardo Semler
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0712678867
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Semler turned his family's business, the aging Semco corporation of Brazil, into the most revolutionary business success story of our time. By eliminating uneeded layers of management and allowing employees unprecedented democracy in the workplace, he created a company that challenged the old ways and blazed a path to success in an uncertain economy.

Summary Maverick

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2511016095
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The must-read summary of Ricardo Semler's book “Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace”. This complete summary of the ideas from Ricardo Semler's book "Maverick" explores the reasons behind the amazing success of the company Semco. Founded in Brazil in 1952, its revenues had risen by 600% in 1993, despite the fact that Brazil was in recession. The various facets of Semco's philosophy, as analysed by Semler, are explained here: business aims, management of the workforce, encouragement of initiatives... This summary explains how two apparently conflicting goals, namely making money and improving the workers' lives, are actually entwined. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the keys of entrepreneurship • Expand your knowledge of personnel management To learn more, read "Maverick" by Ricardo Semler and discover how your company can follow the same road towards both human and economic success!

The Top 50 Sustainability Books

Author: Wayne Visser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351279076
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This unique title draws together in one volume some of the best thinking to date on the pressing social and environmental challenges we face as a society. These are the Top 50 Sustainability Books as voted for by the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership's alumni network of over 3,000 senior leaders from around the world. In addition to profiles of all 50 titles, many of the authors share their most recent reflections on the state of the world and the ongoing attempts by business, government and civil society to create a more sustainable future. Many of these authors have become household names in the environmental, social and economic justice movements – from Rachel Carson, Ralph Nader and E.F. Schumacher to Vandana Shiva, Muhammad Yunus and Al Gore. Others, such as Aldo Leopold, Thomas Berry and Manfred Max-Neef, are relatively undiscovered gems, whose work should be much more widely known. By featuring these and other seminal thinkers, The Top 50 Sustainability Books distils a remarkable collective intelligence – one that provides devastating evidence of the problems we face as a global society, yet also inspiring examples of innovative solutions; it explores our deepest fears and our highest hopes for the future. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to tap into the wisdom of our age.

Utopias And Utopians

Author: Richard C.S. Trahair
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113594766X
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Utopian ventures are worth close attention, to help us understand why some succeed and others fail, for they offer hope for an improved life on earth. Utopias and Utopians is a comprehensive guide to utopian communities and their founders. Some works look at literary utopias or political utopias, etc., and others examine the utopias of only one country: this work examines utopias from antiquity to the present and surveys utopian efforts around the world. Of more than 600 alphabetically arranged entries roughly half are descriptions of utopian ventures; the other half are biographies of those who were involved. Entries are followed by a list of sources and a general bibliography concludes the volume.

Utopias And Utopians

Author: R. C. S. Trahair
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313294655
Size: 65.64 MB
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This reference provides more than 600 alphabetically arranged entries about utopian communities and their founders. The entries draw on a wide range of institutions: from abodes of love to conservation groups; from hippie communes and fantastic entertainments to caravans and residential settlements; from garden cities to children's schools; from business schemes to spiritual encampments; from religious communities to unrealizable schemes. Entries were chosen for their illustrative value and origin and represent utopian thought around the world. Also included are several classical and modern literary utopias, which serve as a guide or justification of utopian ventures. Entries provide bibliographic information, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.

Workforce Of One

Author: Susan Cantrell
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422159293
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Companies have excelled by treating customers as "markets of one"-offering them personalized buying experiences. But in managing talent, most firms still use one-size-fits-all HR practices. With today's diverse workforces, this approach is preventing organizations from attracting, retaining, and leveraging top talent. In Workforce of One, Susan Cantrell and David Smith show how exceptional companies are tailoring work experiences to employees' talents and interests-customizing job duties, training, recognition, and even compensation, work schedules, and performance appraisals. Their reward? Lower turnover, greater productivity, improved profit margins. The authors present four customization strategies: -Segmenting your workforce; for example, by life stage and learning style -Offering modular choices; e.g., choices regarding rewards, learning needs, or job duties -Defining broad and simple rules, such as evaluating work by outcomes, not time invested, or hiring for potential in addition to specific skills -Fostering employee-defined personalization, whereby employees define their own people practices (e.g., using peer-to-peer technologies to learn from one another) Drawing on extensive proprietary research, the authors explain how to combine aspects of all four strategies to address your organization's unique needs. Improving workforce performance through customized work experiences is the holy grail of the HR function. This book shows you how the workforce-of-one approach positions your company to win-while transforming your HR team into a strategic powerhouse.

Approaching Change One Story At A Time 20 Stories And Insights For Coaches Facilitators Trainers And Change Leaders

Author: Bob Dick
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 145662167X
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This e-book innovatively explores: * Stories that every change leader needs to read * The often unexamined role of the "ordinary" person in change * How stories can help you be a more engaging coach, facilitator, trainer, leader, ... * The power of story as a tool for influence * How archetypes provide a way of interpreting stories * The different meaning of first, second and third-person stories * The deeper meanings behind "All stories are true but some actually happened" * Ways of effective story listening and interpreting * Understanding that "What's not said" is as important, or more so, than what is said * How story helps us work more intuitively with organisational systems

Work A Very Short Introduction

Author: Stephen Fineman
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019164241X
Size: 75.97 MB
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The image of a job captures our imagination from an early age, usually prompted by the question 'What do you want to be when you grow up?'. Work — paid, unpaid, voluntary, or obligatory — is woven into the fabric of all human societies. For many of us, it becomes part of our identity. For others it is a tedious necessity. Living is problematic without paid work, and for many it is catastrophic. Steve Fineman tells the fascinating story of work - how we strive for security, reward, and often, meaning. Looking at how we classify 'work'; the cultural and social factors that influence the way we work; the ethics of certain types of work; and the factors that will affect the future of work, from globalization to technology, this Very Short Introduction considers work as a concept and as a practical experience, drawing upon ideas from psychology, sociology, management, and social history. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Love Based Leadership

Author: Dr. Maria Church
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452501031
Size: 23.44 MB
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“Love? You can’t write about love; no one would understand it. People will be confused by the word love.” Maria heard those words repeatedly as she interviewed professors for her dissertation committee. Well – she did write about love, and we are glad she did! In this small book, Maria presents a big model of leadership – a Love-Based Leadership model. She takes the reader on a self-discovery journey as she presents a very simple, yet profound way to lead. Based on love of Self, love of Source, and love of Others, Maria’s message is sprinkled with humor, music, and inspiration. She’s igniting a movement, a love-based leadership movement, and has invited you along. Let’s get rockin’!

Project Management Leadership

Author: Rory Burke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118825403
Size: 10.17 MB
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Project Management Leadership is a comprehensive guide to the human factors involved in Project Management, in particular the leadership skills required to ensure successful implementation of current best practice. It provides the latest insights on team building, motivation, collaboration, and networking skills, and the way these can be harnessed to manage a successful project. Exercises and worked examples are provided throughout.