Servicing the Community Debt

Perspectives to Help Communities to Create Their Own Champions

Author: Gibson Sakong

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145359728X

Category: Social Science

Page: 116

View: 4956

The book asserts that the most realistic way for South Africa to successfully free itself from the legacies of apartheid is to meet two fundamental conditions: under-privileged communities must meaningfully embrace learning and workplaces must be turned into places of optimal value-creation. It also argues that a critical ingredient needed to accomplish this is a new spirit of leadership championed by communities. The author cautions that South Africa should follow a courageous path of making what works to work, instead of allowing itself to be overwhelmed by the negative power of what is wrong. He also points out that while corruption and incompetence are real and need decisive action, unbridled self-interest and hubris in various forms are also very serious threats which, although more difficult to remedy, require both competent leadership and effective strategies to bring under control. The book calls for a courageous new age of knowledge consciousness where ignorance is replaced by enlightenment, facilitated by leaders who do not just inspire momentary excitement in people, but who can practically educate people to embrace learning and practice real patriotism on a sustainable basis. It advocates a three-phase human capital development strategy based on the principles of consciousness, responsibility and competence, which can assist people to achieve significance in their lives.

Building Reputational Capital

Strategies for Integrity and Fair Play that Improve the Bottom Line

Author: Kevin T. Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199923965

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 9723

In the aftermath of scandals such as those at Enron and WorldCom, there is a growing suspicion of the corporate world. For this reason it is more important than ever for firms to maintain a good reputation. In Building Reputational Capital, Kevin T. Jackson offers a practical guide to taking the high road--the only path that leads to lasting success. Based on extensive research and real-world experience, Building Reputational Capital reveals basic principles of integrity and fairness with which firms can build an enduring reputation. More than image, a firm's reputation is a form of capital often neglected in the boardroom and overlooked in conventional analyses of financial statements. Speaking directly to the work experience of real people in practical business settings, Jackson couples each principle with straightforward actions that drive management systems, and he provides tested strategies--from downsizing techniques to e-commerce tips--that cultivate the hidden power of a good reputation. He outlines the advantages of a superior reputation (simply put, people want to work for, invest in, and do business with a company or person with integrity), describes the vital role the firm's leader must play, offers ways to build and protect your reputation on the Internet (from defusing Internet rumors to creating an online community), and shows how to rescue your reputation once disaster hits. Perhaps most important, he shows how to strike the right balance of virtues like authenticity, honesty, responsibility, and stewardship of the environment, employees, and the economy. Highlighted with real-life success stories--from giants like Hewlett-Packard to small firms like Thanksgiving Coffee Company (which invests part of its revenues in the Central American villages in which its beans are grown), Building Reputational Capital offers a simple but effective guide for executives, managers, entrepreneurs, legal professionals, and corporate consultants.

Fordney's Medical Insurance Dictionary for Billers and Coders

Author: Marilyn Fordney

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437722431

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 4398

Over 7,500 terms, definitions, and acronyms for medical insurance, billing and coding (MIBC) make this the perfect pocket dictionary for both students and practitioners in the MIBC professions! With its small size and concise definitions, this dictionary is ideal for use in class and in the medical office. Practical, consistent alphabetical organization with no subentries and screened thumb tabs make it easy to find the information you need. Etymologies for most entries help you understand the origins of the terminology and build your professional vocabulary. A list of commonly used abbreviations printed in the front and back covers make this your go-to reference for everyday practice.

The Log

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Marine engineering

Page: N.A

View: 6239

Annual Survey of Manufactures

General statistics for industry groups and industries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Industries

Page: N.A

View: 1839

Renee - The Runaway Foster Child

Author: Donald Rilla

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479715905

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 9441

A 13 year old girl is kicked out of a foster home after five years and social worker, Doug Roberts is hard pressed to find a suitable placement ranging from institutional placement, Juvelile Detention, and Group Home placement. There is a high speed chase wwith a police shoot-out and a pregnancy. With alcohol mixed in, Renee, with support and structure, stabilized her life and raises her own three children respnsibly.


A Sociological Study of a New Town

Author: Harold Orlans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136245855

Category: Reference

Page: 332

View: 4167

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Author: Nihal Sri Ameresekere

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467897198

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 776

View: 1253

This Book contains shocking revelations, on how third world developing countries become subservient to economically powerful giants, even having to cover-up major frauds perpetrated on sovereign States and its impoverished people. Author discovers fraud in the construction of Colombo Hilton Hotel, by Japanese companies, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Taisei Corporation, and Architects, Kanko Kikaku Sekkeisha Yozo Shibata & Associates, with technical assistance from Hilton International USA. Author successfully establishes a strong case of fraud before the highest judiciary, with Japanese unable to answer Interrogatories ordered by Court. Attorney Generals and Secretaries of Finance, at the behest of successive Presidents of the country, require such fraud to be settled, without prosecution. Consequently Author insists and obtains write-offs of US $ 207 million in June 1995 on fraudulent claims of the Japanese on State Guarantees. Author persists on several conditions, which the Government agrees, including an undertaking by the State to take legal action against Members of Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) for dereliction of duties on inaction on such fraud in a public company, notwithstanding Author’s complaints. This condition affected Justice Minister, subsequently Minister of External Affairs, as a former SEC Member, resulting in him precipitating perverse controversies, causing colossal loss to the company and the State, frustrating the settlement, resulting in the Author suing him, and a courageous Justice ruling in Author’s favour in striking-out the Answer of his own Minister, for duplicitous stances; the courageous Justice later being gunned down by a drug cartel. Author in his crusade, risking his life, to combat corruption at highest echelons of society, faces malicious capricious actions, with vexatious litigations, resulting in him applying to Court to wind-up the company, and the Government arbitrarily unilaterally enacting law to acquire the company !

Jumping into the Parade

The Leap of Faith that Made My Broken Life Worth Living

Author: Tim Brown

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1940363489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 6298

“A real-life story of redemption . . . A call to action for us all to live our lives more consciously” (Ken Blanchard, author of The New One Minute Manager). On the outside, it looked like Tim Brown was living the American Dream. After overcoming a difficult childhood in a dysfunctional family rife with drugs and alcohol, he became a millionaire by age thirty, and had a beautiful wife and young son, a deep commitment to the community, and a big house where he could entertain friends and clients. But all was not as it appeared. Behind closed doors, Tim’s life was like a cracking windshield, splintering further day by day, on the verge of shattering. One November night, while on an important business trip, he found himself at a New York hotel contemplating ending his life. He spotted a place on the roof where he could end the pain. In his early forties, his marriage was struggling, his businesses were collapsing, and his health was hanging in the balance. He was being pushed to the edge, forced to face the darkness and shame of his past. But from that darkness, Tim found the strength to reshape and rebuild his life. His faith gave him the courage to “jump into the parade,” a phrase his former father-in-law coined to mean truly living, taking chances, and being who you really want to be—not who others expect you to be. Jumping into the Parade is his honest and candid memoir, detailing how personal struggles and flaws led him to reframe and embrace his life on his own terms. Tim’s raw and humbling story will inspire you to find the meaning in your life, wherever you are on your journey. You have the strength to change your life for the better. Take a leap of faith and let Jumping into the Parade guide you toward a brighter future.

The Changing Shape of Retail Banking

Responding to Customer Needs

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1568062958

Category: Banks and banking

Page: 60

View: 8640

Summary of a conference on how banks can respond to customer needs, deliver services, develop relationships with entrepreneurs, provide low cost banking and consumer education, and make community investments. Also considers banking deregulation. Black and white photos.

The Adventures of Young Victor Huber

Author: Richard T. (Dick) Miller

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469106884

Category: Fiction

Page: 443

View: 2809

Completion of this project was something Richard T. (Dick) Miller had thought about for a number of years. The recounting of his experiences, his lifestyle as a member of French Hill, the French Canadian Catholic Community in Nashua, New Hampshire, as a young man gives the reader an insight of what this little known way of life was like. His college years and adventures as a tank platoon leader in the U.S. Army as well as a test pilot and a combat pilot in Vietnam round out this interesting account of The Adventures of Young Victor Huber.

The Delivery Man

Author: Fred “Max” Roberts

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477162933

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

View: 7537

Dave Smith, a proud 48 year-old African-American man in an interracial marriage, grew up poor in North Carolina, and hes poor today. But there was a time he almost had it all.... Five years earlier, seeking his share of the American Dream, Dave tried his hand at entrepreneurship and sank every penny he and his wife owned into Daves Bar, a former barbershop on Atlantas historic Auburn Avenue. The business flourished, and he believed hed finally achieved his Dream. He bought his wife, Linda, expensive presents, and sent her on luxurious vacations while he stayed behind to watch over the bar. There was little choice there, since the bars Auburn Avenue location attracted an eclectic but motley crew of customers who always required a close eye, as well as the occasional bartender who either stole or shared the bars alcoholic bounty with their family and friends. Life is marvelous, Dave thought. And life was terrific . . . until a swanky new competitor opened across the street. Within a few short months, Daves Bar became a statistic. Now, six months later, unemployed and with the big Five-O fast creeping up on him, Dave reads the want ads in the local newspaper and fends off his wifes frequent worried questions. Within four months, he quits two jobs he feels are beneath him. Money worries stress his marriage to the point of open conflict. As the bills mount, so does the tension. Linda, a Southern Belle and an assertive buxom blonde, is as supportive as shes able to be, but is fast losing patience. The manager of a staffing agency, shes the only one bringing home the bacon right now. Fed up with chiding Dave for not trying harder to find steady work, she offers him an entry-level job with her company. He doesnt want a job his wife found for him, plus he doesnt like or trust her boss, Charlie, a rich playboy Linda dated before they were married. Deeply conflicted over what life even means anymore, his marriage strained to breaking, Dave leaves to visit his family in North Carolina, hoping to find answers to the unanswerable. The Delivery Man is a coming-to-middle age story populated by eccentric, fascinating characters and a window into whether a man can reclaim the good life he once knew before its too late.