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Unlock progress through doubt and uncertainty The biggest threat facing modern business is the sheer complexity of an uncertain future. That, and the fact that everyone is busy. Too busy for progress. Workplace cultures have become cursed with efficiency. And so when it comes to developing strategy, we default to our defaults.We favour quick fixes, easy templates and familiar approaches, developing ‘robust plans' that do little to mitigate strategic risk or generate new value. The result? The future comes, and businesses die. But no longer! *cue trumpets* How to Lead a Quest is a book for pioneering leaders - folks who know that enterprise strategy is far too important to condemn to ‘smart goals', 'a clear vision for the future' and other such rubbish. Within this book, you'll discover how to: liberate enterprise leadership and workplace cultures from the curse of efficiency, default thinking and the delusion of progress explore complex and uncertain futures to find profound insights that mitigate strategic risks and ensure your business model remains viable create new value and enduring relevance by pioneering into unchartered and unprecedented territory embed new structures and rituals into your enterprise to build for the future, while still delivering operational excellence today. Not for the faint of heart or short-of-wit, this uniquely refreshing book bravely tackles the paradox that is pioneering leadership. You'll discover how to lead meaningful progress - even if you don't know what the goal or destination looks like.
Adapt you career to the shifting paradigm of work, employment and success The word “career” doesn’t mean what it used to. People entering the workforce today will have an estimated 17 employers and five careers in their lifetimes — and already many existing roles are being automated away, with many more to follow. No profession, industry or geography is immune, and employees need to change their idea of what it means to be employed. The rise of freelancing and the gig economy means flexibility and independence, but also less security — with trends showing it is the way of the future. You cannot future-proof your job, but you can future-proof your career. Career Leap shows you what you need to know, how you need to change and how you can prepare for the inevitable tides of change. This book sheds light on the choices you make, and the steps you can take to reignite, reshape and liberate your career. You’ll develop the confidence you need to take decisive action, sharpen your skills and become the agile, adaptive professional we will all need to be. The 10-step Career Reinvention Cycle helps you assess the status quo and determine where you need to go, and then gives you a solid framework for making a move when the time is right. Future-proof your career with the new laws for success Undertake a health check of your career and make deliberate career choices Design, build, and execute your influence and career strategy Be equipped to take control and leap ahead with your career. No matter your role, it is imperative that you make every day in your career count. Make the critical decisions, take clear actions and, above all, stay ahead of the pack. Career Leap gives you the insight, confidence and knowledge you need to move up as you leap forward.
Makers, Crafters, Educators brings the do-it-yourself (DIY) ethos of maker and crafter movements into educational environments, and examines the politics of cultural change that undergird them. Addressing making and crafting in relation to community and schooling practices, culture, and place, this edited collection positions making as an agent of change in education. In the volume’s five sections—Play and Hacking, Access and Equity, Interdependence and Interdisciplinarity, Cultural and Environmental Sustainability, and Labor and Leisure—authors from around the world present a collage of issues and practices connecting object making, participatory culture, and socio-cultural transformation. Offering gateways into cultural practices from six continents, this volume explores the participatory culture of maker and crafter spaces in education and reveals how community sites hold the promise of such socio-cultural transformation.
The subject of management for quality has undergone rapid and drastic change as a result of competition in the marketplace and the vulnerability of industrialized societies that depend heavily on the quality of goods and services. In this companion volume to his acclaimed Juran on Planning for Quality, J.M. Juran provides top-level managers with the specific, field-tested methods they need to successfully lead their companies on the quest for superior quality. Managers have long recognized that the most sound response to a competitive challenge is to become more competitive. Today, informed managers also realize that quality improvement is the best source of competitive advantage. They know that return on investment in quality improvement projects is among the highest available. Yet, the means by which management can supply the leadership necessary to attain quality goals remains elusive. J.M. Juran has drawn on the experiences of thousands of chief executives in companies around the world to create a clear plan of action applicable to any industry, whether service or manufacturing. The famous "Juran Trilogy," clearly presented step-by-step, shows how to apply the familiar business concepts of planning, control, and improvement to quality leadership. For each concept, Dr. Juran provides a succinct and proven series of actions. He gives criteria for selecting project-by-project improvements and mobilizing a team to carry them out. He also describes a realistic timetable of implementation and directs the formation of an ongoing quality council whose job is to launch, coordinate, and "institutionalize" annual quality improvement. The membership of this council, as Dr. Juran insists, must come from the ranks of senior managers; the stakes are too high for upper managers not to personally become the leaders and members of this vital council. Using real-world case examples of highly profitable quality improvements in such companies as Bethlehem Steel and Florida Power & Light, Dr. Juran illustrates how to guide a company into a continuing steep rate of improvement. The key, as Dr. Juran emphasizes, is that quality must be implemented from the top down. This essential handbook makes executive leadership the key to a company's quality revolution -- and to producing the real cost benefits over both the short and long run that superior quality brings.
عن الإستراتيجيّة هل يستغرق تطوير الإستراتيجية في شركتك وقتًا طويلًا، ولا يأخذ تطبيق ذلك إلا القليل من الوقت؟ يحتوي الكتاب على عشر مقالات أساسية كتبها أكثر خبراء الإدارة تأثيرًا، وتشمل موضوعات تسبب القلق الدائم للمديرين الطموحين والقادة المتعطشين للإلهام؛ وهم على استعداد للعمل مع الأفكار الكبيرة، من أجل تسريع نجاحاتهم ونجاحات الشركات التي يعملون فيها. سيحفزك هذا الكتاب على: • تميّز شركتك عن المنافسين. • توضيح ما تختص به شركتك. • صياغة رؤية لمستقبل مجهول. • إيجاد المحيطات الزرقاء في السوق بلا منازع. • استخدام بطاقة الأداء المتوازن في قياسإستراتيجيتك. • وضع إستراتيجيتك من خلال عبارة جديرة بالذكرلا تُنسى. • جعل الأولويات واضحة. • تخصيص الموارد في وقت مبكر. • توضيح حقوق اتخاذ القرار من أجل تخاذ القرارات على نحوٍ أسرع. العبيكان 2016
«هذا الكتاب تعليمي بقدر ما هو ترفيهي، يتضمن رسالة واضحة يمكنها بالفعل مساعدة المديرين -مهما كانت مستوياتهم- من أجل الوصول إلى القيادة المؤثرة». ماركوس باكينغهام, مؤلف ومشارك ومؤلف لعدد من الكتب منها: كتاب «الأول» (First)، و«اخرق القوانين كلها» (Break All the Rules)، و«اكتشف قواك الآن» (Now, Discover Your Strengths) «قدّم كين بلانتشارد وصفة للعلاج من أمراض الشركات الأمريكية. وكانت مكونات تلك الوصفة الفاعلة -الاستقامة والمشاركة والإقرار بالإنجاز- جزءاً من نظامنا اليومي في شركة كارلسون طوال 65 عاماً, ولم يسبق لنا أن شعرنا بحال أفضل من ذلك!» مارلين كارلسون نيلسون, رئيسة مجلس الإدارة والمديرة التنفيذية في مجموعة شركات كارلسون. (حبة القيادة) كتاب ممتع وسهل القراءة, والخطوات المؤدية إلى الفعل الإجرائي، إنه قيّم حقاً. ويتضمن (الوصفة المثالية) لأي شخص لا يرغب بالإدارة فقط وإنما بالقيادة أيضاً. أعتقد أن بلانتشارد وماتشنيك ألّفا «كتاب السنة» للإدارة!». كيم ريجينهارد, نائب مدير رئيس إدارة الموارد البشرية, وخدمات الزبون وعمليات التشغيل، في شركة إيه تي آند تي (AT & T) اللاسلكية. «مقاربة يسهل فهمها لبناء علاقات منتجة وإيجابية.. على الصعيدين المهني والشخصي. يركز الكتاب على الإنجاز المناسب في الوقت الصحيح للسبب الوجيه، وعندما يفهم المرؤوسون أدوارهم في الشركة، تتجاوز النتائج مجرد المكاسب المالية. يمكن لدروس حبة القيادة أن تكون «مقرراً جديداً» في شركة دلتا». ماري آن برانون, العمليات التقنية, قسم التطوير والتعليم, شركة دلتا للخطوط الجوية. العبيكان للنشر

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