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Being Wrong

Author : Kathryn Schulz
ISBN : 9781846273704
Genre : Philosophy
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Being wrong is an inescapable part of being alive. And yet we go through life tacitly assuming (or loudly insisting) that we are right about nearly everything - from our political beliefs to our private memories, from our grasp of scientific fact to the merits of our favourite team. Being Wrong looks at why this conviction has such a powerful grip on us, what happens when this conviction is shaken, and how we interpret the moral, political and psychological significance of being wrong. Drawing on philosophies old and new and cutting-edge neuroscience, Schulz offers an exploration of the allure of certainty and the necessity of fallibility in four main areas: in religion (when the end of the world fails to be nigh); in politics (where were those WMD?); in memory (where are my keys?); and in love (when Mr or Ms Right becomes Mr or Ms Wrong).

Rise Of The Deo

Author : Maria Giudice
ISBN : 9780133441314
Genre : Business & Economics
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The majority of companies, their employees and their leaders navigate a space where competitors appear overnight, customers demand innovations monthly, business plans rarely last a full year and career ladders have been replaced by trampolines. This environment of constant change will only accelerate in the future and traditional business leaders are ill equipped to deal with it. Just as we took our cues from MBAs and the military in casting the ideal CEO of the 20th century, we can look to design - in its broadest form - to model our future leader, the DEO. These leaders possess characteristics, behaviors and mindsets that allow them to excel in unpredictable, fast-moving and value-charged conditions. They are catalysts for transformation and agents of change. A hybrid of strategic business executive and creative problem-solver, the DEO is willing to take on anything as an object of design and looks at ALL problems as design challenges. Readers will learn not only why this form of leadership is essential to the success of modern organizations, but also what characteristics are best suited to this role. Through intimate conversations with leading DEOs, we explore the mindsets, communities, processes and practices common to creative business leaders. The book lays out—graphically and through example—how DEOs run their companies and why this approach makes sense now. We help readers identify these skills in themselves and their colleagues, and we guide them in using these skills to build, revive or reinvent the next generation of great companies and organization.

Leader Reader

Author : David W. Jones
ISBN : 9781508491194
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Book summaries and excerpts for leaders in churches and other organizations. Books included: A Failure of Nerve by Edwin Friedman Generation to Generation by Edwin Friedman Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What by Peter L. Steinke A Door Set Open: Grounding Change in Mission and Hope by Peter L. Steinke The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus by Robin Meyers Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon Different Drum: Community Making and Peace by Scott Peck Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life Marshall B. Rosenberg Start with Why Simon Sinek The Art of Possibility Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander Birth of the Chaordic Age Dee Hock The Path of Least Resistance Robert Fritz Good to Great Jim Collins What is the Mission of Missions? (Article) Dan Hotchkiss Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error Kathryn Schulz Prophetic Leadership Quotes for Leaders from the Writings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Selections for Clergy and Congregations Ralph Waldo Emerson

Competing On Talent In Today S Business World

Author : Pradeep Sahay
ISBN : 9781527514317
Genre : Business & Economics
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It is currently an exciting time for organizations with regard to the recruitment of talent. The business and organizational pressures for finding and hiring the best people could not be greater. Recruitment has not changed as a process – a vacancy still needs a suitable hire. However, the landscape, tools, technologies, behaviors and expectations regarding how an organization approaches sourcing and acquiring talent are changing rapidly. This book chronicles one organization’s journey as it goes about re-orienting the focus of its talent acquisition capability from the current reactive process to a strategic and proactive program capable of consistently sourcing and recruiting the very best people available. Forward-looking companies are seizing this opportunity to create a true competitive advantage in talent sourcing and acquisition. They are focusing on fine-tuning the fundamentals, while devoting increased time and planning to the more strategic areas of talent acquisition, including workforce planning and strategic sourcing. Their best-in-class approaches elevate recruitment from a transactional, short-term focused activity to a strategic, integrated, long-term approach that optimizes their investments in people. This book articulates both the challenges and the response options that confront organizations as they compete for talent in this fast-changing business climate. The initial sections here provide a macro view on the changing work landscape and how recent trends and developments around technology and innovation are impacting the discipline of Talent Acquisition. The book is designed as a running case study profiling the best practices in recruiting. Drawing on both primary and secondary research, it adapts and learns from the best practices of high-impact business functions, such as a lean supply chain, analytics, process re-engineering, sales and marketing, and discusses the leading academics and practitioners in this regard. As such, this book will elevate awareness and discourse on the topic, and will help concretize a roadmap for organizations looking to revisit and re-invent their talent acquisition philosophies and practices as they compete for talent in today’s world.

The Work Life Equation Six Key Values That Drive Happiness And Success

Author : William L. Maw
ISBN : 9781440832468
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book supplies a simple, memorable, and effective formula to solve problematic behaviors in the work environment and life in general. An invaluable guidebook, it will help readers move beyond mediocrity and achieve happier, more successful lives. • Presents a simple and practical formula with six key values that drive happiness and success in work-life: (H,S) = f(4C,2R) • Explains why and how to deal with the complex need for self-awareness and self-improvement • Shows readers how to apply the Pareto principle (or the 80-20 Rule) to address the majority of bad work-life behaviors • Provides an in-depth review of each of the six key behaviors and ways to improve • Supplies a self-assessment tool that enables readers to gauge how they measure up on each behavior spectrum

Brilliant Mistakes

Author : Paul J. H. Schoemaker
ISBN : 9781613630112
Genre : Business & Economics
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Named #1 Best Business Book of 2011, by Patriot-News-PennLive.com If you have ever flown in an airplane, used electricity from a nuclear power plant, or taken an antibiotic, you have benefited from a brilliant mistake. Each of these life-changing innovations was the result of many missteps and an occasional brilliant insight that turned a mistake into a surprising portal of discovery. In Brilliant Mistakes, Paul Schoemaker, founder and chairman of Decision Strategies International, shares critical insights on the surprising benefits of making well-chosen mistakes. Brilliant Mistakes explores why minimizing mistakes may be the greatest mistake of all, situations when mistakes are most beneficial and when they should be avoided, the counter-intuitive idea that we should deliberately permit errors at times, and how to make the most of brilliant mistakes to improve business results. Brilliant Mistakes is based on solid academic research and insights from Schoemaker's work with more than 100 organizations, as well as his provocative Harvard Business Review article with Robert Gunther, "The Wisdom of Deliberate Mistakes." Schoemaker provides a practical roadmap for using mistakes to accelerate learning for your organization and yourself.

Step Up

Author : Henry Evans
ISBN : 9781118891735
Genre : Business & Economics
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No matter what your title or place on the organization chart,you have the potential to be a leader—or more precisely, thepotential to exercise leadership in the moments that matter most.Leadership is not a job title or position, but rather an action. Incertain moments and situations, anyone can rise to the occasion toact as a leader—gaining respect, confidence, and ultimatelygreater success in the organization. But how can you recognizethese moments where leadership is required, and then know what todo? Step Up explains six critical "leadershipmoments"—everyday instances when you have a choice to shineor let opportunity pass you by. Based on their own research andextensive client work, Evans and Foster identify six regularlyoccurring moments and help you understand how to act wisely anddecisively when those moments arise, showing how to: Get Angry, Not Stupid Avoid Terminal Politeness Decide Already Act When You are the Problem Leverage Pessimism Reverse Momentum Anyone can take advantage of opportunities to act as a leaderwhen the time is right—and reap the rewards. Step Upis a guide to exercising leadership when it matters most, boostingyour personal impact and effectiveness, and making a realdifference.

Trust Me I M Lying

Author : Ryan Holiday
ISBN : 9781101583715
Genre : Social Science
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The cult classic that predicted the rise of fake news—revised and updated for the post-Trump, post-Gawker age. Hailed as "astonishing and disturbing" by the Financial Times and "essential reading" by TechCrunch at its original publication, former American Apparel marketing director Ryan Holiday’s first book sounded a prescient alarm about the dangers of fake news. It's all the more relevant today. Trust Me, I’m Lying was the first book to blow the lid off the speed and force at which rumors travel online—and get "traded up" the media ecosystem until they become real headlines and generate real responses in the real world. The culprit? Marketers and professional media manipulators, encouraged by the toxic economics of the news business. Whenever you see a malicious online rumor costs a company millions, politically motivated fake news driving elections, a product or celebrity zooming from total obscurity to viral sensation, or anonymously sourced articles becoming national conversation, someone is behind it. Often someone like Ryan Holiday. As he explains, “I wrote this book to explain how media manipulators work, how to spot their fingerprints, how to fight them, and how (if you must) to emulate their tactics. Why am I giving away these secrets? Because I’m tired of a world where trolls hijack debates, marketers help write the news, opinion masquerades as fact, algorithms drive everything to extremes, and no one is accountable for any of it. I’m pulling back the curtain because it’s time the public understands how things really work. What you choose to do with this information is up to you.”

Scammed

Author : Christopher Elliott
ISBN : 9781118180150
Genre : Business & Economics
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A leading consumer advocate reveals how to protect your money,time, and integrity from corrupt businesses Once upon a time store prices were simple and fair, businessesstood behind their products with guarantees free of fine print andloopholes, and companies genuinely seemed to care about theirvalued customers—but those days are long gone. In thisgroundbreaking exposé, consumer advocate Christopher Elliotreveals the broken relationship between American consumers andbusinesses and explains how companies came to believe that foolingtheir customers was a viable, and profitable, business plan. Scammed explores how companies control information tomislead, distort the truth, and even outright lie to theirconsumers. Exposes the various ways companies have led their war againstinformation—from seductive ads, disingenuous fine print, andunconventional promotions that involve seeding discussion forumsand blogs with company-friendly comments Offers consumers insider knowledge of the system, reasonableexpectations, and a clear understanding of the games businessesplay Christopher Elliott is one of the nation's foremost consumeradvocates Protect yourself, your time, and your money from the predatorsof the consumer world. Armed with knowledge, readers will becomefar more discerning and every business's worst nightmare.

Safety And Reliability In Pediatrics An Issue Of Pediatric Clinics E Book

Author : Brian Jacobs
ISBN : 9781455747399
Genre : Medical
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The Guest Editors have assembled an international list of top experts to present the most current information to pediatricians about patient safety. The issue has a primarily clinical focus with a few articles addressing the business and practice of patient safety. Articles are devoted to the following topics: Developing performance standards and expectations for safety; The role of CPOE in patient safety; The role of smart infusion pumps on patient safety; Abstracted detection of adverse events in children; The role of effective communication (including handoffs) in patient safety; Reducing mortality resulting from adverse events; Optimizing standardization of case reviews (morbidity and mortality rounds) to promote patient safety; Impact of (resident) duty work hours on patient safety; Role of simulation in safety; The role of diagnostic errors in patient safety; The role of collaborative efforts to reduce hospital acquired conditions; Patient safety in ambulatory care; Role of FDA and pediatric safety; and Patient safety through the eyes of a parent.

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