It Shouldn’t Happen to a Manager

Author: Harry Redknapp

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473550335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7089

After 40 years in football management, there’s not a lot I haven’t seen. There’ve been big highs, but a fair share of lows too. When I have to make difficult decisions, I make a point of avoiding newspapers, phone-ins, Twitter – all of it. But there’s always a load of armchair-pundits waiting to start on me. Being a manager has never been easy, but between the fans and the media it often feels impossible to get it right. In It Shouldn’t Happen to a Manager, I talk about how different the job is now from what it was like when I used to play. For one, managers used to drive up and down motorways all day to scout for players – now there’s so much analysis and global scouting. It’s a different thing, completely. In this book, I share everything I’ve learnt from a lifetime of both wins and losses, and wisdom from greats like Cloughie and Ferguson. I’ll tell you about what actually happens in the dressing room, including when Clough smashed the door off its hinges; the bust-ups at full-time, like when I kicked a tray of sandwiches on Don Hutchinson’s head; and the times when I had to swap an arm round a player’s shoulder for a boot up the arse. It’s my guide to being a manager, the Harry way.

It Shouldn't Happen To A Security Officer

Author: Michael Arthur

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312201320

Category: Humor

Page: 38

View: 9230

This book offers in colourful detail the life of a security officer whilst working at an undisclosed airport in the UK. Whilst the subject of security remains a high priority, the accounts are humorous and interesting and convey the trials and tribulations of that member of staff who has a key say as to whether or not you will be getting on the plane. In doing so, it high-lights just how much airport staff have to put up with. It has much in the way of colourful language within and should not be considered suitable for minors.

It Shouldn't happen in Logistics, But it Does

Author: Bob Jefferies

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291892168

Category: Humor

Page: 158

View: 8185

With tales of Chicken Throwing, Freezer Cricket, Door Slamming and Underwear. These true stories show what life is really like in transport, distribution and all areas of logistics. The business of logistics brings up new challenges everyday in ways that boggles the mind. With staff, managers and senior managers finding ways to corrupt the working process and either find ways of grabbing an extra ten minute tea break or creating new forms for the managers to make up. Hopefully this book will show what happens when control is lost and procedures are not followed. And some very stupid mistakes.

Devotion to a Community

The Three Devoted Family

Author: Lefranc Guerin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469143283

Category: Self-Help

Page: 105

View: 3161

The three devoted families had the same ambitions and followed the same path. They have many things in common, but the best one is the devotion they have to God. The devotees abandoned a several activities to observe the Gods commandments. The family of Saladin Guerin, Anderson Monfleury, and Morris Charles had a great attachment to each other, as well, a great devotion to their community. In the Town of Spring Hill Valley, where they lived, they gathered in their community to help the needy people when it was required. The three families were a prosperous group that always tried to understand the problem of each other. They lay gathering their thoughts together and gathered themselves for a tremendous leap. With their devotion to the community, it implied to bring widely scattered things or people to one place but with no particular arrangement. To gather three families in a lonely group, they must have the same ambitions as well as the same devotion. Saladin, Anderson, and Morris were the three families who had the same vision by sharing the similar location, religions, and other attribute. The devotees lived near each other and had a one common interest. Specifically, Saladin Guerin was the one who devoted his life in the religious observance or prayer 100%. With the real love he had for God, he became the church clerk. His performance had promoted him to be assistance manager.

The Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile

Principles and Practices for an Adaptive Approach

Author: Charles G. Cobb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118991761

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 962

Streamline project workflow with expert agile implementation The Project Management Profession is beginning to go throughrapid and profound transformation due to the widespread adoption ofagile methodologies. Those changes are likely to dramaticallychange the role of project managers in many environments as we haveknown them and raise the bar for the entire project managementprofession; however, we are in the early stages of thattransformation and there is a lot of confusion about the impact ithas on project managers: There are many stereotypes and misconceptions that exist aboutboth Agile and traditional plan-driven project management, Agile and traditional project management principles andpractices are treated as separate and independent domains ofknowledge with little or no integration between the two andsometimes seen as in conflict with each other Agile and "Waterfall" are thought of as two binary,mutually-exclusive choices and companies sometimes try to force-fittheir business and projects to one of those extremes when the rightsolution is to fit the approach to the project It’s no wonder that many Project Managers might beconfused by all of this! This book will help project managersunravel a lot of the confusion that exists; develop a totally newperspective to see Agile and traditional plan-driven projectmanagement principles and practices in a new light as complementaryto each other rather than competitive; and learn to develop anadaptive approach to blend those principles and practices togetherin the right proportions to fit any situation. There are many books on Agile and many books on traditionalproject management but what’s very unique about this book isthat it takes an objective approach to help you understand thestrengths and weaknesses of both of those areas to see how they canwork synergistically to improve project outcomes in anyproject. The book includes discussion topics, real world casestudies, and sample enterprise-level agile frameworks thatfacilitate hands-on learning as well as an in-depth discussion ofthe principles behind both Agile and traditional plan-drivenproject management practices to provide a more thorough level ofunderstanding.

IT Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bookboon

ISBN: 8776817938

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6322

Make Me a Star

Industry Insiders Tell How to Make the Cut, Make the Deal, and Make It in Music

Author: Anastasia Brown,Brian Mansfield

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1418589845

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 2530

Talent is not enough to make it in the music business, and the insights, tips, and techniques in Make Me A Star will give readers the edge they need to stand out to even the toughest judges - on television or anywhere in the music business. Anastasia Brown, music producer and judge of Nashville Star, provides the insight anyone wanting to make it in the music business needs to know, whether through music contests or going the traditional route. From creating a memorable first impression to planning a winning strategy for sustained success, every step of the process is addressed. Behind the scenes stories of what worked (and what didn't) from such performers as Keith Urban, Reba McIntire, Carrie Underwood, and many more show the human side of the journey. Make Me a Star helps the reader determine his or her strengths and gives advice based on those strengths. Each chapter will also include insight from top producers, agents, publicists, and stylists. "They say a smart man learns from his mistakes but a wise man learns from another's mistakes. Some pitfalls are necessary for an artist's development, but not all. The stories and advice within these pages are not merely rhetoric or theory - they are hard-fought and hard-won experiences from those who've been in the trenches." ---Keith Urban

Markets for Managers

A Managerial Economics Primer

Author: Anthony J. Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118867955

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1810

An accessible text that provides managers with a well-roundedeconomic awareness Successful managers possess an understanding of economic andmarket principles as they relate to business itself. Markets forManagers presents managerial economics in a casual, accessibleformat that will help management professionals take economicrealities into account when running their companies or divisions.The book takes a global perspective while covering the full rangeof micro- and macroeconomic principles that managers around theworld need to know. Complete with online resources that includefurther reading and a YouTube playlist, this guide puts businessmanagement practice within its economic context to produce apractical tool for managers. By understanding market operation and what might cause marketfailure, management professionals can lead companies that respondto market pressures and align operating strategies with economicrealities. Monetary and fiscal policies affect businesses of allsizes, and in Markets for Managers, business leaders canlearn how to read the ever-shifting fiscal landscape. Delivers market information tailored to managers and themanagerial decision-making process Comprehensively explains macro- and microeconomic ideas inlanguage that's accessible Provides concrete suggestions for utilizing market knowledge toimprove internal operations and align incentives Helps managers build a global view of business for optimaldecision making The practical format of Markets for Managers is perfectfor professionals and students who want to gain an appliedperspective on today's most pressing economic issues.

Management and Leadership in Nursing and Health Care

An Experiential Approach, Third Edition

Author: Elaine La Monica Rigolosi, EdD, JD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108407

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 7335

Time-tested leadership and management strategies based on experiential learning activities are at the foundation of this text for undergraduate and graduate students in nursing and health care leadership or management courses. It is grounded in theories and concepts applied to the health care environment from business, organizational psychology, health care law, and educational administration fields. The text encompasses theories of effective communication, problem analysis, conflict resolution, and time management challenges. This new edition includes three new chapters that cover current theories of creative leadership, working with diverse groups, and ethics for leaders and managers in health care, as well as new experiential learning activities throughout. These activities make theory application palpable and support the development of skills that students can use to motivate, educate, and lead those in health care to achieve the goals of a group, team, or organization. Included among the experiential learning activities are case studies, simulation, review questions, suggested assignments, and expected learning outcomes. The text will also be of value to nurse managers who wish to enhance their current leadership or managerial skills. Key Features: Provides strong direction for improving leadership and management skills in the health care environment Includes three new chapters on creative leadership, working with diverse groups, and ethics for healthcare leaders and managers Offers new learning activities throughout, including review questions and suggested assignments Features over 35 Experiential Exercises which invite the reader to experience new behaviors in a safe environment

Successful Event Management

A Practical Handbook

Author: Anton Shone,Bryn Parry

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844800766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 8590

This is the essential guide for anyone who needs to know how to organize a special event?a festival, a celebration party, a media launch or an annual fete. The text contains clear, step-by-step guide including planning, budgeting, marketing and organization; a wide range of informative case studies from around Europe, including suggested websites and sources of reference material to consult and a set of useful planning forms to assist hose new to events organization. The authors? combination of industry experience, expertise and a lively approach makes this an ideal textbook for students of Events Management and related courses, as well as providing a valuable handbook for those new to organizing events. This is the essential guide for anyone who needs to know how to organize a special event?a festival, a celebration party, a media launch or an annual fete. The text contains clear, step-by-step guide including planning, budgeting, marketing and organization; a wide range of informative case studies from around Europe, including suggested websites and sources of reference material to consult and a set of useful planning forms to assist hose new to events organization. The authors? combination of industry experience, expertise and a lively approach makes this an ideal textbook for students of Events Management and related courses, as well as providing a valuable handbook for those new to organizing events.

The Game from Where I Stand

From Batting Practice to the Clubhouse to the Best Breakfast on the Road, an Inside View of a Ballplayer's Life

Author: Doug Glanville

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429947209

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 7506

An insider's revealing look at the hidden world of major league baseball Doug Glanville, a former major league outfielder and Ivy League graduate, draws on his nine seasons in the big leagues to reveal the human side of the game and of the men who play it. In The Game from Where I Stand, Glanville shows us how players prepare for games, deal with race and family issues, cope with streaks and slumps, respond to trades and injuries, and learn the joyful and painful lessons the game imparts. We see the flashpoints that cause misunderstandings and friction between players, and the imaginative ways they work to find common ground. And Glanville tells us with insight and humor what he learned from Jimmy Rollins, Alex Rodriguez, Randy Johnson, Barry Bonds, Curt Schilling, and other legendary and controversial stars. In his professional career, Glanville experienced every aspect of being a player—the first-round pick, the prospect, the disappointment, the can't-miss, the cornerstone, the veteran, the traded, the injured, the comeback kid. His eye-opening book gives fans a new level of understanding of day-to-day life in the big leagues.

Creating Value

Successful Business Strategies

Author: Shiv Sahai Mathur,Alfred Kenyon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750653639

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 383

View: 1157

This text provides constructive guidelines to readers to open their minds to the challenges of creating value. This second edition updates the reasons for the choice of the individual offering as the strategy unit, and extends the challenges to standard approaches and conventional thinking.

Cool Time

A Hands-on Plan for?Managing Work and Balancing Time

Author: Steve Prentice

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047015778X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 2279

If you have ever said (or felt) any of the following, then Cool Time is the solution for you: I spend more and more time just dealing with e-mail. I often take work home or stay late because that's when I work without distraction. A lot of time gets wasted in meetings. There are too many interruptions. I plan my day every day, but by 9:15 it's totally derailed. I never feel caught up! Cool Time is a time management book with a difference. It's all about keeping mentally and physically cool so that you are always at your best and on top of your game. When you're mentally cool, you make the best decisions and get the best stuff done, and that's the root of successful time management. Cool Time doesn't focus on prioritizing and agenda setting. In the real world of interruptions, e-mail, and distractions, few people are able to organize their work in isolation from everything else. In fact, effective time management is more about human relationships and expectations than it is about making lists. Cool Time is a complete approach to managing time and defending it from the endless demands and expectations of others in the workplace and at home. Contains practical, personal techniques that will help you apply your new skills to real-world situations: holding time-effective meetings, dealing with distractions, learning to focus, coping with unrealistic workloads, planning for the unexpected, negotiating with your manager over conflicting tasks, using technology effectively (the phone, PDAs, and e-mail). Includes suggestions on non-work activities, which make this a complete approach to managing time and balancing life. Features lots of examples, practical tips, and concepts that are memorable and easy to apply, as well as to explain and teach to others in your life. Concepts such as the "I-Beam Agenda" for planning and structuring your day, "Keystone Time" that you block off for focused work, "The 60-Second Workspace" for organizing yourself physically and mentally, and many more. A complete approach to managing time, priorities, and people in an increasingly fast paced world, Cool Time allows you to be in control, feel less stress, and never break a sweat as you go about your day.

Next Generation Talent Management

Talent Management to Survive Turmoil

Author: A. Hatum

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230295096

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

View: 5024

In the past talent was largely an issue for Human Resources personnel. Now, in an era characterized by workforce heterogeneity and changing environments, talent is an important issue for managers themselves. This book explains the organizational transformations that have occurred and the new talent challenges managers have to confront.

The Coachable Leader

What Future Executives Need to Know Today

Author: Peter J. Dean

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462048908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 6758

The Coachable Leader speaks to executives who are serious and willing to reflect upon, refine, and possibly reconstitute their leadership practices. If you want to be one of those people, its imperative that you remain coachable so you can gain insights on how to encourage positive behaviors and avoid executive actions that sabotage mutual success. Use this book to seize your opportunity to become an exceptional leader. Through its clearly outlined chapters, complete with real-life business examples and comprehensive graphics, youll learn how to balance the seven fundamentals for effective leadership development: collaborative convincement, emotional strength, integrative ethics, provident power, interactive influence, team forbearance, systems discernment. With these foundational concepts, youll discover how to initiate a more cooperative and collaborative approach to leadership. As you seek to become a coachable leader, youll develop skills, techniques, and tools to inspire and accomplish tangible, bottomline results. Achieve a more balanced approach to reaching your goals with The Coachable Leader!

Bullshit Jobs

Vom wahren Sinn der Arbeit

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608115064

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 4150

Ein Bullshit-Job ist eine Beschäftigungsform, die so völlig sinnlos, unnötig oder schädlich ist, dass selbst der Arbeitnehmer ihre Existenz nicht rechtfertigen kann. Es geht also gerade nicht um Jobs, die niemand machen will, sondern um solche, die eigentlich niemand braucht. Im Zuge des technischen Fortschritts sind zahlreiche Arbeitsplätze durch Maschinen ersetzt worden. Trotzdem ist die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit nicht etwa gesunken, sondern auf durchschnittlich 41,5 Wochenstunden gestiegen. Wie konnte es dazu kommen? David Graeber zeigt in seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Buch, warum immer mehr überflüssige Jobs entstehen und welche verheerenden Konsequenzen diese Entwicklung für unsere Gesellschaft hat. Im Jahr 1930 sagte der britische Ökonom John Maynard Keynes voraus, dass durch den technischen Fortschritt heute niemand mehr als 15 Stunden pro Woche arbeiten müsse. Fast ein Jahrhundert danach stellt David Graeber fest, dass die Gegenwart anders aussieht: Die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit ist gestiegen und immer mehr Menschen üben Tätigkeiten aus, die unproduktiv und daher eigentlich überflüssig sind – als Immobilienmakler, Investmentbanker oder Unternehmensberater. Es sind Jobs, die keinen sinnvollen gesellschaftlichen Beitrag leisten. Es sind Bullshit-Jobs. Warum bezahlt eine Ökonomie solche Tätigkeiten, die sie nicht braucht? Wie ist es zu dieser Entwicklung gekommen? Und was können wir dagegen tun? David Graeber, einer der radikalsten politischen Denker unserer Zeit, geht diesem Phänomen auf den Grund. Ein packendes Plädoyer gegen die Ausweitung sinnloser Arbeit, die die moralischen Grundfesten unserer Gesellschaft ins Wanken bringt.

Management Consulting

Delivering an Effective Project

Author: Philip A. Wickham,Louise Wickham

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273711841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

View: 7154

The book is aimed at students taking dedicated management consulting modules and work placement programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. It is well suited to students of business as well as scientific and creative disciplines who undertake a work-based project during the course of their academic study.

Weak Signals for Strategic Intelligence

Anticipation Tool for Managers

Author: Humbert Lesca,Nicolas Lesca

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118602811

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 230

View: 7440

The expression "We did not see it coming!" has often been heard in recent years from decision makers at the highest levels of the private and public sectors. Yet there were actually early warning signals, but they were often ignored due to a lack of appropriate methodology. Focusing on the concept of a weak signal, this book provides methods for anticipating problems and dealing with blind spots. Along with examples of this concept, the authors provide answers to questions of feasibility, including how to recognize a weak signal, and how to exploit it. Numerous applications are also presented throughout.