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How Full Is Your Bucket Positive Strategies for Work and Life
Tom Rath, Donald O. Clifton
1595620036
August 10, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this brief but significant book, the authors, a grandfather-grandson team, explore how using positive psychology in everyday interactions can dramatically change our lives. Clifton (coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths) and Rath suggest that we all have a bucket within us that needs to be filled with positive experiences, such as recognition or praise. When we're negative toward others, we use a dipper to remove from their buckets and diminish their positive outlook. When we treat others in a positive manner, we fill not only their buckets but ours as well. The authors illustrate how this principle works in the areas of business and management, marriage and other personal relationships and in parenting through studies covering a 40-year span, many in association with the Gallup Poll. While acknowledging...


An Introduction to Management Science: Quantitative Approaches To Decision Making
Anderson
0324202318
April 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
ASW's Introduction to Management Science: A Quantitative Approach to Decision Making provides thorough, application-oriented coverage in a very readable writing style. This is the leading text on the market. Simply put, it's a classic! The problem-scenario approach introduces quantitative procedures through situations that include both problem formulation and technique application. The extensive linear programming coverage includes problem formulation, computer solution, and practical application. The text covers transportation, assignment, and the integer programming extension of linear programming, as well as advanced topics like waiting line models, simulation, and decision analysis. A large selection of problems includes self-test problems with complete solutions and case problems. Excel spreadsheet appendices...


Introduction to Management Science: A Quantitative Approach to Decision Making
Dennis J. Sweeney
0324222920
March 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Prepared by John Loucks, St. Edward's University
The Study Guide provides the student with significant supplementary study materials. It contains alist of key concepts, a chapter review with key terms noted, illustrated problems with step-by-step solutions, problems for the student to complete with answers provided, and true/false review questions with answers

About the Author
David R. Anderson is Professor of Quantitative Analysis in the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati. Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, he earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University. Professor Anderson has served as Head of the Department of Quantitative Analysis and Operations Management and as the Associate Dean of the College of Business...


Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager
Kenneth H. Blanchard
0060799129
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Blanchard, author of the bestselling One Minute Manager, has a made a career out of writing the business equivalent of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. The self-appointed "Chief Spiritual Officer" of Ken Blanchard Companies, he portrays a business world in which magic tricks and mentors encountered in bohemian cafes lead troubled employees to promotions and advertising awards. Blanchard's point here is that managers are too busy and distracted to effectively mentor employees and that workers need to assume responsibility for their own failures and successes-seeking the advice of superiors only when they absolutely need to. This is undeniably true. The modern workplace-an uncertain world where layoffs and reorganizations occur with unsettling frequency-requires self-reliance. However, in Blanchard's "business...


Hardwiring Excellence: Purpose, Worthwhile Work, Making a Difference
Quint Studer
0974998605
March 2004
Paperback
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Pam Hundt, RN, BSN
I have re-read it, and am sharing some important insights with my staff today.

Geralyn Lunsford, CNO, North Ridge Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
...such an important tool to reinforce all we've learned from Quint's mentorship over the years.

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Watersheds: A Practical Handbook for Healthy Water
Gregor Gilpin Beck, Clive Dobson (Illustrator)
1552093301
June 1999
Paperback
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KLIATT, Nov 1999, Katherine E. Gillen
Watersheds seeks to explain simply why putting poisons in the water is bad by showing how watersheds work, how all water systems -- streams, sewers, rivers, oceans, our own plumbing - are interconnected and interdependent. ... The author's method is excellent. ... It would make a good supplementary text for a high school biology class, but would also be nice for the ecologically conscious parent.

Scott Salaway, Mercury (Pottstown, PA
Should be required reading for every citizen ... This book clearly explains the value of clean water, wetlands, and proper watershed management.

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Leadership by the Book
Kenneth H. Blanchard
0688172393
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
The authors use a long parable to show how the Bible can be applied to leadership in modern organizations. In the parable, a younger executive is guided by an enlightened management professor to incorporate Christian principles into his management style and his life. This storytelling technique will not be everyone's preference, and some of the terms that ring true for Christians will not be clear to listeners who are new to the Christian way of processing human experience. But there is sufficient goodness and guidance in the story for believers and non-believers to gain something from hearing this program. T.W. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Introduction to Management Science W/ Student CD-ROM
Frederick S. Hillier
0072833475
November 2002
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Introduction to Management Science, 2e offers a unique case study approach and integrates the use of Excel. Each chapter includes a case study that is meant to show the students a real and interesting application of the topics addressed in that chapter. This most recent revision has been thoroughly updated to be more “user-friendly” and more technologically advanced. These changes include, a completely new chapter on the art of modeling with spreadsheets. This unique chapter goes far beyond anything found in other textbooks and are based on the award winning methodologies used by Mark Hillier in his own course. The technology package has also been greatly enhanced to include, Crystal Ball 2000 (Professional Edition) a Management Science Online Learning Center, and an Excel add-in called Alver Table for...


The Wal-Mart Effect : How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and How It's Transforming the American Economy
Charles Fishman
1594200769
January 19, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Fishman shops at Wal-Mart and has obvious affection for its price-cutting, hard-nosed ethos. He also understands that the story of Wal-Mart is really the story of the transformation of the American economy over the past 20 years. He's careful to present the consumer benefits of Wal-Mart's staggering growth and to place Wal-Mart in the larger context of globalization and the rise of mega-corporations. But he also presents the case against Wal-Mart in arresting detail, and his carefully balanced approach only makes the downside of Wal-Mart's market dominance more vivid. Through interviews with former Wal-Mart insiders and current suppliers, Fishman puts readers inside the company's penny-pinching mindset and shows how Wal-Mart's mania to reduce prices has driven suppliers into bankruptcy and sent factory jobs...


Leading Strategic Change
J. Stewart Black
0131303198
June 2003
Paperback
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Stephen R. Covey, author of
"Every executive in search of strategic change should examine Black and Gregersen's innovative approach to... achieve breakthrough strategic change." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

J.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Marriott International, Inc.
"For any executive this is an excellent roadmap for leading strategic change!" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Practical Management Science: Spreadsheet Modeling and Applications
Wayne L. Winston
0534407757
May 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
In the Second Edition of their popular text, Wayne Winston and Chris Albright continue to build on their highly successful approach of teaching by example while using spreadsheets to model a wide variety of business problems. The authors show the relevance of topics through numerous examples of real-world implementation of management science. The ideal solution for people who want to teach by example and who want to solve real problems with spreadsheets and professional spreadsheet add-ins, this text is always interesting, in part due to the useful cases added to this edition.

Book Info
(Thomson Learning) Contents include linear programming models, network models, linear optimization models with integer variables, nonlinear optimization models, inventory models, queueing...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Team Building
Arthur R. Pell
0028636562
Nov 1999
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Team-Building shows first-time managers and employees how to work together as a smooth, well-oiled machine. The book shows how to:Avoid and manage conflict.Inspire creativity.Coax employees to help team members who aren't performing.Get everyone to pitch in.Gain unprecedented results and make the team enjoy going to work.


Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership-Powered Company
Ram Charan
0787951722
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
For every organization that's ever reached beyond its own borders for top leadership only to have those high-profile, high-salary top leaders bungle and exit as abruptly as they appeared, this smart, substantive, and clear-eyed book is a godsend.

Written by three genuine experts in management development (one of them helped design GE's deservedly famous succession-development process), The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company finally shows organizations how to undo the knots and clogs in their in-house "leadership pipeline" so they can constantly groom the best people at every level to move up to the next rung of leadership. Not only do the authors identify the six transition phases, or "turns," of the pipeline--from self-manager (individual worker), first-line manager, and managers' manager...



Executive Intelligence
Justin Menkes
0060781874
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
The basic premise of Justin Menkes's book is simple: just as math problems require a certain kind of quantitative intelligence, or relationships require the delicacy of emotional intelligence, strong business leadership rests on executive intelligence. Menkes has worked as an organizational consultant for an impressive roster of blue-chip companies--the CEOs of Gillette, Amgen, and Tyco offer their praise on the back cover of Executive Intelligence--and his experience shows in this thought-provoking volume. Clearly patterned after Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, the seminal book that explained a theory of multiple intelligences which might leave a person highly expert in one area but surprisingly deficient in others, Executive Intelligence provides a helpful analysis of the cognitive abilities...


Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step for Government and Nonprofit Agencies
Paul R. Niven
0471423289
June 25, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Balanced Scorecard is the leading methodology for implementing performance management systems and improving efficiency. Focusing directly on the public and not-for-profit sectors, this book helps these organizations overcome the unique challenges they face when implementing a Balanced Scorecard. Guides government and nonprofit organizations through the implementation of a performance management system using the Balanced Scorecard. Authors bring a wealth of implementation knowledge and experience to this book, leading to hands-on, practical guidance and tips to that ensure success. Identifies and tackles head-on the serious obstacles unique to the world of government and nonprofits in implementing the balanced scorecard methodology. Includes action plans to walk the reader through specific...


Introduction to Management Science and Student CD-ROM Package
Bernard W. Taylor
0131050524
October 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
The objective of this management science book is to help the reader solve the decision-making problems that confront managers in both the public and private sectors. It demonstrates the use of mathematical models to solve these problems, and provides numerous examples and illustrations to help the reader easily understand the material presented. Its concentration on computer solutions with Excel spreadsheets allows the reader to focus on the newest technological tools. Topics covered in this comprehensive book are linear programming; integer programming; transportation, transshipment, and assignment problems; network flow models; project management; nonlinear programming; probability and statistics; decision analysis; queuing analysis; simulation; forecasting; and inventory management. With its comprehensive...


The Essential Drucker: The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker's Essential Writings on Management
Peter Ferdinand Drucker
006093574X
July 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Ever since his first book was published some six decades ago, Peter Drucker has been essential to everyone serious about the "management of an enterprise (and) the self-management of the individual, whether executive or professional, within an enterprise and altogether in our society of managed organizations." This distinguished 30-year Claremont University professor has continuously identified critical principles in management, economics, politics, and the world in general. And he has redirected our thinking about them through more than two dozen books, including an autobiography and a couple of works of fiction. Now, with The Essential Drucker, he has overseen the compilation of his most important fundamentals into one indispensable book.

Reaching back as far as 1954 with his treatise "Management by...



Bad Leadership
Barbara Kellerman
1591391660
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"How," asks Kellerman, "will we ever stop what we refuse to see and study?" Research director of the Center for Public Leadership and lecturer in public policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Kellerman focuses in opening chapters on the nature of leadership, the rise of a "leadership industry," the complicit role of followers, the definition of bad leadership and reasons for its occurrence. Kellerman's style combines the direct prose of the boardroom with the erudition of the classroom; relevant citations abound, from Machiavelli and Thomas Hobbes to Newsweek and Washington Monthly. Kellerman posits seven "types" of bad leadership and devotes a chapter containing a few brief examples and one detailed analysis to each. Drawing from the corporate, nonprofit, government and public opinion...


Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
William McDonough, Michael Braungart
0865475873
April 22, 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Paper or plastic? Neither, say William McDonough and Michael Braungart. Why settle for the least harmful alternative when we could have something that is better--say, edible grocery bags! In Cradle to Cradle, the authors present a manifesto calling for a new industrial revolution, one that would render both traditional manufacturing and traditional environmentalism obsolete. Recycling, for instance, is actually "downcycling," creating hybrids of biological and technical "nutrients" which are then unrecoverable and unusable. The authors, an architect and a chemist, want to eliminate the concept of waste altogether, while preserving commerce and allowing for human nature. They offer several compelling examples of corporations that are not just doing less harm--they're actually doing some good for the environment and their...


The Complete MBA for Dummies
Kathleen Allen
076455204X
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Review
"…with this friendly guide, everyone can sample the benefits of an MBA education in a fraction of the time and at much less cost…"(Business a.m., 5 November 2002)

Book Description
If you work in a business, a nonprofit organization, or for the government, chances are you’ve considered getting a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree. If you want to get ahead in your organization or just do a better job, obtaining an MBA is one of the best ways to do just that. But is it the degree that makes a difference, or is there something else at work here? Although that piece of paper with your name and the words “Masters of Business Administration” mean a lot, what’s even more important are the things that you learn during the course of your MBA...


Evaluating Practice : Guidelines for the Accountable Professional (5th Edition)
Martin J. Bloom, et al
0205466982
July 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Now with a free SINGWIN CD-ROM, Evaluating Practice, Fourth Edition is even easier for readers to understand and apply data analysis. Unsurpassed among human service evaluation books, Evaluating Practice, Fourth Edition, includes the innovative SINGWIN program, created by Charles Auerbach, David Schnall, and Heidi Heft Laporte of Yeshiva University. Evaluating Practice instructs readers on managing cases and charting and filling out scales. Although the authors are best known within the social work discipline, this book can also be used in other professional programs such as nursing, counseling, psychology, and psychiatry. The free supplement with practice test questions provides a number of helpful exercises. For anyone interested in social work at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Also for those...


Management Science
Frederick S. S. Hillier
0070378169
October 1999
Textbook Hardcover
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Management Science: An Anthology
Samuel Eilon (Editor)
1855215160
January 1996
Hardcover
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The Microsoft¿ Data Warehouse Toolkit : With SQL ServerTM 2005 and the Microsoft¿ Business Intelligence Toolset
Joy Mundy, et al
0471267155
February 13, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This groundbreaking book is the first in the Kimball Toolkit series to be product-specific. Microsoft’s BI toolset has undergone significant changes in the SQL Server 2005 development cycle. SQL Server 2005 is the first viable, full-functioned data warehouse and business intelligence platform to be offered at a price that will make data warehousing and business intelligence available to a broad set of organizations. This book is meant to offer practical techniques to guide those organizations through the myriad of challenges to true success as measured by contribution to business value.

Building a data warehousing and business intelligence system is a complex business and engineering effort. While there are significant technical challenges to overcome in successfully deploying a data warehouse, the...



The Portable MBA in Project Management
Eric Verzuh
0471268992
Apr 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Portable MBA in Project Management covers the most pressing topics in project management and features all the leading thinkers in the field. While most project management books address only the techniques for managing individual projects, The Portable MBA in Project Management widens the scope to include insights for managing project-based organizations. In doing so, this comprehensive volume will help managers combine the power of individual project successes to drive the organization to new levels of productivity and customer responsiveness. Eric Verzuh, best selling author of The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, brings together the leading lights of project management in this volume, including Robert G. Cooper, Randall Englund, Jack Meredith and Neil Whitten....


Alignment: Using the Balanced Scorecard to Create Corporate Synergies
Robert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton
1591396905
April 24, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Most organizations consist of multiple business and support units, each populated by highly trained, experienced executives. But often the efforts of individual units are not coordinated, resulting in conflicts, lost opportunities, and diminished performance

Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton argue that the responsibility for this critical alignment lies with corporate headquarters. In this book, the authors apply their revolutionary Balanced Scorecard management system to corporate-level strategy, revealing how highly successful enterprises achieve powerful synergies by explicitly defining corporate headquarters’ role in setting, coordinating, and overseeing organizational strategy.

Based on extensive field research in organizations worldwide, Alignment shows how companies can build an...



The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets: Management Science, Spreadsheet Engineering, and Modeling Craft
Stephen G. Powell
0471209376
August 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Successful business modeling is much more than a technical discipline; it's an art. And as in most professional disciplines, you can tell the experts apart from the novices by the creativity they bring to the craft. That's why Steve Powell and Ken Baker's THE ART OF MODELING WITH SPREADSHEETS covers spreadsheet engineering, management science techniques, and those essential craft skills needed to develop real expertise in business modeling. Features: * Balanced and streamlined coverage of spreadsheet engineering, management science techniques, and modeling craft. * The CD-ROM packaged with this text features all of the spreadsheets referred to in the text, as well as three software tools of special importance to business analysts: Premium Solver, Crystal Ball, and Sensitivity Toolkit (featuring four sensitivity...


Research in Organizations
Richard A. Swanson
157675314X
July 2005
Hardcover
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Larry M. Dooley, AHRD President
[The] outstanding text for those who want to get the appropriate breadth and depth needed to begin their scholarly journey.

Irwin L. Goldstein, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University System of Maryland
Speaks clearly to both seasoned and beginning scholars.

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