Description : An essential resource presenting state-of-the-art theory and process of project management, The AMA Handbook of Project Management has long been considered the authoritative guide. Managing complex projects can stretch you to the limits. But with a book full of experts coaching you each step of the way, you’ll never be baffled, blocked, or misdirected again. Packed with essays and insights from the field's top professionals, The AMA Handbook of Project Management is the resource professionals and students rely on for its practical guidance and big picture overview of the entire field: scheduling and budgeting, engaging stakeholders, measuring performance, managing multiple projects, resolving conflicts, using agile practices, and more. Whether you need advice keeping projects on track or help preparing for certification, this new edition explains every principle, process, and development. Revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), the fifth editionincludes new information on how to: Close the strategy-implementation gap Tap the power of digital transformation Navigate M&A environments Revise your methods for nonprofit settings Keep pace with your evolving role And more Packed with models, case studies, and in-depth solutions, this trusted guide helps you master the discipline, overcome obstacles, and fast track your projects and career.
Description : Leadership for Innovation takes a look at organizations’ desire to make innovation every employee’s responsibility and teaches organizational leaders to create an innovative climate. Studies have revealed that although organizations desire to make innovation every employee`s responsibility, the major challenge is how to create a climate where every employee across functional units is involved in advancing innovation. Employee-driven innovation does not happen naturally, or by relaying on traditional management tools and approaches. Organizational leaders must possess the necessary innovation skills to develop and implement crosscutting innovation-support systems and practices. With over 10 years of experience focusing on designing workforce innovation-support systems, David Masumba shares strategies and policies that help companies create a climate of innovation. Leadership for Innovation offers tools that organizational leaders across industries, individuals aspiring to assume leadership roles, and undergraduate and graduate students can apply to develop essential innovation skill sets and bring themselves or their company to a whole new level.
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Description : "The book I had been waiting for. I can't recommend it highly enough." —Bill Gates The era of autonomous weapons has arrived. Today around the globe, at least thirty nations have weapons that can search for and destroy enemy targets all on their own. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in next-generation warfare, describes these and other high tech weapons systems—from Israel’s Harpy drone to the American submarine-hunting robot ship Sea Hunter—and examines the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. “A smart primer to what’s to come in warfare” (Bruce Schneier), Army of None engages military history, global policy, and cutting-edge science to explore the implications of giving weapons the freedom to make life and death decisions. A former soldier himself, Scharre argues that we must embrace technology where it can make war more precise and humane, but when the choice is life or death, there is no replacement for the human heart.
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Description : Success Factor ModelingTM is a methodology whose purpose is to identify key characteristics and capabilities shared by successful entrepreneurs, teams and ventures. It then applies these to define specific processes and skills that can be used by others to greatly increase their chances of producing impact and achieving success.
Description : A practical guide based on a proprietary skill assessment tool—a Myers-Briggs for presenters—that provides tips and strategies that address the core element for becoming a successful presenter: YOU A whopping 30 million presentations are delivered every day. How do you stand out in this sea of competition? There’s only one way to start: Know thyself. The first-of-its-kind, the Badge skill-assessment system helps you discover what type of presenter you naturally are. These include: • The Creator: a forward-thinking innovator energized by the next big thing (Steve Jobs or Walter White from Breaking Bad) • The Liberator: an optimistic visionary who loves to inspire (Tony Robbins or William Wallace from Braveheart) • The Scholar: an always-curious learner informed by their own wisdom (TED speaker Jill Bolte Taylor or Data from Star Trek ) • The Performer: a one-man show who can transform any dull message (Jerry Seinfeld or Sam Malone from Cheers) . . . among others The book offers practical and actionable persona-specific advice designed to help you make the most impactful presentations possible. Once you’ve mastered your persona, explore others you’d like to experiment with and learn from, to become the strongest, most well-rounded communicator you can be—so you can razzle-dazzle any audience on any topic anytime.