The Four Dilemmas of the CEO

Mastering the make-or-break moments in every executive’s career

Author: Tom Biesinger,Ross Wall,Clifford Herbertson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472946863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 6807

Momentum is your greatest ally – with it you can do anything, without it you will stall. As CEO you hate surprises, especially the kind that undermines momentum - yours or the organization you lead. Every CEO's journey is unique. However, there exists a very predictable, but previously unknown pattern: the CEO life cycle. The Four Dilemmas of the CEO outlines the common challenges that every CEO will face during their tenure, irrespective of geography or industry. Once understood, action can be taken to break through these glass ceilings that cause CEOs to get stuck in the business, while their mandate for working on the business is continually diverted. Framed within the life cycle of a CEO, the Four Dilemmas are: 1. You're in charge of everything, but cannot completely trust anything. 2. You know that today's executive cannot deliver tomorrow's results. 3. How do you engage the full capability of your executive on the business when their reputations were earned working in the business? 4. At what point does the price of remaining personally relevant outweigh your other options? In the first book to focus on the life cycle of a CEO, the authors draw on decades of international experience, both as former CEOs and trusted advisers, to show every executive how to recognize and anticipate the individual dilemmas, master them, and accelerate through them.

Living on the Horns of Dilemmas

Superintendents, Politics, and Decision-Making

Author: Peter R. Litchka,Walter Polka,Frank Calzi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475800177

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 8783

This book is based on the professional experiences and research of Drs. Litchka, Polka, and Calzi who possess a combined total professional experience of over 100 years as educators in the United States. Living on the Horns of Dilemmas discusses the various pitfalls that school leaders face in making important decisions.

Leading in Turbulent Times

Lessons Learnt and Implications for the Future

Author: Peter Lorange

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857243683

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 6174

As a business academic leading some of the world's key business schools, head of a shipping company and board member for several multinational companies, Peter draws on his own experiences and those of other CEOs interviewed to identify the type of organization leaders must create in order to meet the challenges they face in these turbulent times.

Britannica Book of the Year 2008

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 1593394942

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 880

View: 2679

This yearbook presents information on the dates, people, events, and world affairs of 2007. The section entitled "Britannica World Data," updated annually, presents geographic, demographic, and economic details.

The 80 Minute MBA

Everything You'll Never Learn at Business School

Author: Richard Reeves,John Knell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755364910

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

View: 1826

"Slick, short, funny and focused. And . . . more than 4,000 times cheaper than an MBA" -Independent The 80 Minute MBA is your short-cut to business brilliance. A traditional MBA is for either the time-rich, very wealthy or lucky few with a generous corporate sponsor. So what happens if you want to get a hit of high-quality business inspiration without spending two years back at school? The 80 Minute MBA is the gateway to fresh thinking, in less time than it takes a standard meeting to get past coffee and biscuits. Managers need the encouragement to think differently, not in the same straight lines. The 80 Minute MBA is an injection of inspiration, creative thinking and dynamic approaches which will help you see the world of business differently.

The Evils of Necessity

Robert Goodloe Harper and the Moral Dilemma of Slavery

Author: Eric Robert Papenfuse

Publisher: American Philosophical Society

ISBN: 9780871698711

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 7126

This revisionist biography of Robert Goodloe Harper discusses the South Carolina Congressman's political philosophy and his personal struggle with the moral dilemma of slavery in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Boardroom Realities

Building Leaders Across Your Board

Author: Jay A. Conger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470442609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 2856

Praise for Boardroom Realities "Authored by a 'who's who' roster of governance experts, Boardroom Realities covers the latest trends in board leadership and performance as well as talent management for the board and the C-suite—all critical topics for any director serious about board service today." —Kenneth Daly, president and CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors "If leadership and effectiveness in the boardroom were important in a more benign environment, they're absolutely vital in today's tumultuous times. Boardroom Realities provides a modern and detailed road map to help steer chairmen, CEOs, and boards through these uncharted governance waters." —Peter Weinberg, partner, Perella Weinberg Partners "Jay Conger's Boardroom Realities offers a unique perspective on governance through leadership, rather than compliance, and should compel all directors to revisit the focus of board deliberations, especially at this time of unprecedented economic and financial turmoil." —Alison A. Winter, cofounder, WomenCorporateDirectors, and a corporate director for Nordstrom, Inc. "Boardroom Realities is a very comprehensive compilation of useful insights on key issues that boards must deal with every day. It's an excellent resource for board members as well as members of management who must work together to ensure good governance on behalf of shareholders." —Ronald D. Sugar, chairman of the board and CEO, Northrop Grumman Corporation "Jay Conger has collected critical insights and the latest thinking on board leadership from many of today's foremost governance thinkers. Boardroom Realities is a must for your board and for any comprehensive corporate governance library." —Ralph D. Ward, publisher, Boardroom INSIDER, and author, The New Boardroom Leaders

Warren Buffett on Business

Principles from the Sage of Omaha

Author: Warren Buffett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470570715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 6220

The proven business principles of Warren Buffett Warren Buffett is one of the most admired and prolific investors and managers in corporate America. Warren Buffett on Business is a timeless guide to strategies that can help you run a successful business. This book is a one-of-a-kind collection of Buffett's letters to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway written over the past few decades, and in a clear, simple style distills the basic principles of sound business practices. Through Buffett's own remarkable words, this practical management handbook shares valuable insights on communicating with, and treating employees and shareholders fairly; responsible corporate governance; ethical behavior; patience and perseverance; admitting mistakes; and having a passion for work. Contains priceless pearls of business and management wisdom, woven into a delightful narrative Designed in an accessible manner and organized by business and management topics with strong lessons from Buffett Provides direct, hands-on information on major topics concerning managers, entrepreneurs, business students, and anyone interested in business Informative and inspiring, this unique book puts Warren Buffett's business beliefs in perspective.

Dental Dilemma

My Experiences in the Dental Hmo Field

Author: Dds James Pedersen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440185964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

View: 4270

When James Pedersen, DDS graduated from dental school, he knew how to make his own gold castings, build his own porcelain crowns, cast his own partial denture frameworks, weld the fixed bridges together, prepare teeth for crowns and bridges without a chair-side assistant, fabricate full dentures, and pour his own plaster models. Because of his excellent dental education, he knew precisely how all the mechanics of dentistry worked. Dentistry is a multifaceted profession, and in many cases an art form, which also requires extensive medical knowledge, mechanical expertise, manual dexterity, and a kind, gentle, chair-side approach to the patient. He worked standing up for more than thirty-six years. Dental Dilemma is a humorous and pragmatic analysis of the dental profession and its metamorphosis into a highly competitive business. It tells the story of the author's adventures, experiences, and encounters with many California Dental HMO providers. This book includes typical stories that create the dental dilemma for the average patient. The story arrives at conclusions that will encourage the patient to be an intelligent and informed consumer before making a commitment to receive dental treatment that is oftentimes profit oriented. Also included in Dental Dilemma is some sage advice for the new practicing dentist.

Rebuilding Trust in Banks

The Role of Leadership and Governance

Author: John Zinkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118550412

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7518

An outline of the core principles and strategies required torestore the credibility of the global finance industry Since 2008, the global financial industry has lurched fromcrisis to crisis, calamity to calamity, resulting in an epic lossof public trust in banking and financial institutions.Rebuilding Trust in Banks argues that this series ofdisasters have usually been the result failures of leadership andgovernance, combined with unenforced systems of checks andbalances. Often, leaders lose their way, believing their own hypeand buying into their own propaganda. The more successful theseleaders are initially the greater their self-confidence grows alongwith the certainty that they’re right. The result is adangerous hubris with no countervailing power to stop or changereckless, unethical, or self-interested strategies. This bookoffers a solution, with useful benchmarks for corporate governanceand a global perspective. Features effective best practices for ensuring good corporategovernance and responsible leadership in banking and finance Written by a renowned expert in corporate governance with morethan 40 years of experience, particularly in Asia Intended for corporate leaders and board members in financialcompanies, as well as regulators, advisors, and students If banks and other financial institutions truly want to rebuildthe trust they once enjoyed, this practical and prescriptive guideoffers effective best practices that can—and should—bewidely implemented throughout the industry.

The Effective Strategist

Key Skills for All Managers

Author: John Van Maurik

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780566080449

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 8624

Putting strategic thinking within the reach of all managers, this book covers the breadth of business life - from effective marketing and innovation to handling organizational politics. It challenges managers to think strategically and apply that thinking with confidence.

Genetic Swaps an Ethical Dilemma

Author: Nickolas Bay

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465328343

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 4242

This story involves the illegal and legal swapping of one persons gene for implanting into another person to change their intelligence. Although this book is fictional, it points out the ways science could change our political and ethical values. This book begins with a goal to help disabled children through new discoveries and gene manipulations by swapping genes.. The main character, Dr. Janet Stewart, directs a secret CIA lab whose basic purpose is to discover how certain genes operate. Her discovery of the gene that controls a persons IQ is secretly tested in childrens clinics, military academies, prisons and finally in terrorist interrogations at Guantanamo Bay. Genetic swaps are performed with dramatic results. Dr. Stewarts associations with two neurosurgeons, who are also interested in genetic research, bring about the discovery of the C mystery gene. An amazing observation is made after testing humans at a secret lab in Pahrump, Nevada. This gene proves to be fundamental in a persons thought regarding faith and trust. This leads to tests with Atheists, Agnostics, Catholics and Muslims. Tests show how a suicide bomber constantly reinforces his faith gene, through free will, to enable him to destroy his own life and that of others. Finally, The President of the United States directs Dr. Stewart to devise a program to be used on all foreign students visiting the United States that would make them our secret ambassadors without them ever knowing it. This is not a far fetched idea. New gene discoveries are being made as you read this novel.. The purpose of this book is to give a simple warning. As a world leader the United States must be vigilant not to exchange human control for human rights. This new knowledge is dangerous in the wrong hands..

The Business of Venture Capital

Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies

Author: Mahendra Ramsinghani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118926617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 1105

The definitive guide to demystifying the venture capital business The Business of Venture Capital, Second Edition covers the entire spectrum of this field, from raising funds and structuring investments to assessing exit pathways. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, the book provides the necessary breadth and depth, simplifies the jargon, and balances the analytical logic with experiential wisdom. Starting with a Foreword by Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), this important guide includes insights and perspectives from leading experts. Covers the process of raising the venture fund, including identifying and assessing the Limited Partner universe; fund due-diligence criteria; and fund investment terms in Part One Discusses the investment process, including sourcing investment opportunities; conducting due diligence and negotiating investment terms; adding value as a board member; and exploring exit pathways in Part Two Offers insights, anecdotes, and wisdom from the experiences of best-in-class practitioners Includes interviews conducted by Leading Limited Partners/Fund-of-Funds with Credit Suisse, Top Tier Capital Partners, Grove Street Advisors, Rho Capital, Pension Fund Managers, and Family Office Managers Features the insights of over twenty-five leading venture capital practitioners, frequently featured on Forbes' Midas List of top venture capitalists Those aspiring to raise a fund, pursue a career in venture capital, or simply understand the art of investing can benefit from The Business of Venture Capital, Second Edition. The companion website offers various tools such as GP Fund Due Diligence Checklist, Investment Due Diligence Checklist, and more, as well as external links to industry white papers and other industry guidelines.

Partners in Health

How Physicians and Hospitals can be Accountable Together

Author: Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470626593

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 9951

Praise for Partners in Health "The combination of visionary leadership, knowledge, and superb timing makes this book a winner. Health care is evolving toward collaboration and integration, and this book is essential reading for anyone wishing to change the relationships between hospitals and physicians." —Donald W. Fisher, PhD, president and CEO, the American Medical Group Association "This book is a must-read for anyone committed to a high-performance health system. It spells out the practical steps that will move us toward an accessible, coordinated, patient-centered system of care. Its recommendations for payment and regulatory reform underscore the urgency of comprehensive health reform if the current misaligned incentives are to be changed to support those on the frontlines in providing the best care with prudent stewardship of resources." —Karen Davis, PhD, president, The Commonwealth Fund "Closer physician-hospital integration would lead to higher quality care at lower cost. Partners in Health is a masterful guide to past integration efforts, current models of success, and thoughtful recommendations for future progress." —Victor R. Fuchs, PhD, Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor Emeritus, Stanford University "The working relationship of hospitals and physicians must be restructured for the United States to achieve more efficient, accountable care. But addressing our urgent challenges can't wait for all hospitals and physicians to join highly structured systems. Thankfully, the authors offer steps that all the major stakeholders can take today to spur new models and start the flywheel of trust spinning at new speeds." —Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association "Transitioning U.S. health care from fragmentation to integration, in the context of a more rational payment system, is sure to be a long and tortuous journey. Partners in Health is a kind of Fodor's Guide to the voyage. No one committed to health reform should travel without it." —Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief, Health Affairs

Reflections on Groups and Organizations

On the Couch With Manfred Kets de Vries

Author: Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119965977

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

View: 9884

Reflections on Groups and Organizations is the third and final book in the On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries series. Broadening the Kets De Vries canvas, this book examines concepts of organizational health, performance, and change. Material ranges from studies of high performance teams – based on time the author spent with the pygmies of central Africa – to the study of organizational stars, to the use of coaching interventions to improve personal and organizational functioning. Kets de Vries looks at the interpersonal and group processes that determine how organizations work within specific contexts, including family firms. He studies dysfunctional leader-follower relationships, downsizing, and organizational transformation. Kets de Vries also introduces his concept of the "authentizotic" organization – a pleasant, healthy, well-functioning workplace.

Market-Driven Management

Strategic and Operational Marketing

Author: Jean-Jacques Lambin,Ruben Chumpitaz,Isabelle Schuiling

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230207790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 516

View: 473

Taking a market orientation approach, Market-Driven Management challenges the 'functional' role of marketing departments. The author enlarges the market definition to embrace all the key market players, and examines marketing strategy, demonstrating how strategic decisions can be implemented at the operational level. Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below - http://www.palgrave.com/business/lambin/1e/

The Next Level

Aligning Business Success and Personal Fulfilment

Author: Laurence Udell

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 0956428428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

View: 4089

The Next Level is not a conventional business book. It sets out to challenge assumptions and offers an alternative approach to old, traditional ways of business thinking. This book takes a refreshingly new look at how you, as a Leader, can achieve success with sustainable profit and growth, through an alignment of both yourself and your business. Laurence Udell utilises his own tried and tested thinking, life experience alongside research from leading edge philosophers, scientists, psychologists, and management thinkers to develop the 4 A’s Strategy Model™. Through this profoundly inspirational model, the book demonstrates how to work with your current business strategy, its dynamics, patterns and underlying root issues, to create a changed world for your business and yourself, the outcomes being greater financial success and a clearer understanding your own unique role and purpose. The Author’s premise is that the health of an organisation is directly attributable to the spiritual, psychological and wellbeing of the leader and the leadership team. With The Next Level he advocates that long-term success and shareholder value can be achieved alongside ethical, authentic leadership and community spirit.

Service Systems Management and Engineering

Creating Strategic Differentiation and Operational Excellence

Author: Ching M. Chang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470423323

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 720

View: 540

The ultimate instructional guide to achieving success in the service sector Already responsible for employing the bulk of the U.S. workforce, service-providing industries continue to increase their economic dominance. Because of this fact, these companies are looking for talented new service systems engineers to take on strategic and operational challenges. This instructional guide supplies essential tools for career seekers in the service field, including techniques on how to apply scientific, engineering, and business management principles effectively to integrate technology into the workplace. This book provides: Broad-based concepts, skills, and capabilities in twelve categories, which form the "Three-Decker Leadership Architecture," including creative thinking and innovations in services, knowledge management, and globalization Materials supplemented and enhanced by a large number of case studies and examples Skills for successful service engineering and management to create strategic differentiation and operational excellence for service organizations Focused training on becoming a systems engineer, a critically needed position that, according to a 2009 Moneyline article on the best jobs in America, ranks at the top of the list Service Systems Management and Engineering is not only a valuable addition to a college classroom, but also an extremely handy reference for industry leaders looking to explore the possibilities presented by the expanding service economy, allowing them to better target strategies for greater achievement.

The Fattening of America

How The Economy Makes Us Fat, If It Matters, and What To Do About It

Author: Eric A. Finkelstein,Laurie Zuckerman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118045039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 6865

In The Fattening of America, renowned health economist Eric Finkelstein, along with business writer Laurie Zuckerman, reveal how the U.S. economy has become the driving force behind our expanding waistlines. Blending theory, research, and engaging personal anecdotes the authors discuss how declining food costs—especially for high-calorie, low-nutrient foods—and an increasing usage of technology, which make Americans more sedentary, has essentially led us to eat more calories than we burn off.

The God Hunt

Author: Karen Mains

Publisher: Mainstay Ministries

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 9063

Join award-winning author, Karen Mains, as she takes the journey to find the impact of God in the everyday. this eye-opening book offers deep insight into those seemingly ordinary moments when God intervenes in our lives with guidance, care and help. Once you start the adventure you quickly realize that such moments happen more often than you think. You’ll be drawn into deeper communion with God as you tune in to the many ways he answers prayer, shows evidence of His love, helps you do His work in the world and “works all things together for good.”