Planning In Reverse

Author: Scott Ballantyne
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607097923
Size: 41.99 MB
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This book provides a new process to greatly improve the performance of organizations. It is purposely designed to enhance the strategic planning processes of large organizations and may replace the process entirely for smaller organizations. Finally, a book that makes sense and can be put to use immediately.

Planning For Organizational Success

Author: Dr. Richard D. Schooler
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480934240
Size: 12.83 MB
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Planning for Organizational Success: A Leadership Guide to Achieving Success with a Plan By Dr. Richard D. Schooler Planning for Organizational Success: A Leadership Guide to Achieving Success with a Plan provides an in-depth and unique look at organizational strategic planning. Dr. Richard D. Schooler uses his extensive experience as a health care executive to take the reader through a step by step process that emphasizes not just how to write a plan, but how to achieve success with a plan. The critical dynamics of leadership, culture, collaboration, and finance, along with plan adaptability and sustainability are presented in a practical and proven model designed to achieve real-world success. Dr. Schooler urges the reader to never lose sight of mission, vision, and values and demonstrates how they serve as a foundation for any well-constructed plan. His planning model provides a platform for collaboration, leadership development, and a culture of accountability. This book is a must-read for any future executive in today’s business climate.

Strategic Planning Simplified

Author: Stephen Haines
Publisher: Systems Thinking Press
ISBN: 9780976013518
Size: 52.64 MB
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"Successful strategic planning presents a reinvented model of strategic planning for the twenty-first century. Its objective is to help teams, departments, and busineses of all sizes and types to plan and implement strategies in an efficient, holistic, and integrated manner ... "--p. 3.

Blue Ocean Strategy Expanded Edition

Author: W. Chan Kim
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1625274491
Size: 47.78 MB
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Argues against common competitive practices while outlining recommendations based on the creation of untapped market spaces with growth potential.

Visual Leaders

Author: David Sibbet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118494229
Size: 17.91 MB
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What Visual Meetings did for meetings and Visual Teams did for teams, this book does for leaders Visual Leaders explores how leaders can support visioning and strategy formation, planning and management, and organizationchange through the application of visual meeting and visual team methodologies organization wide—literally "trans-forming" communications and people's sense of what is possible. It describes seven essential tools for visual leaders—mental models, visual meetings, graphic templates, decision theaters, roadmaps, Storymaps, and virtual visuals—and examples of methods for implementation throughout an organization. Written for all levels of leadership in organizations, from department heads through directors, heads of strategic business units, and "C" level executives Explores how communications has become interactive and graphic and how these tools can be used to shape direction and align people for implementation Brings tools, methods and frameworks to life with stories of real organizations modeling these practices Visual Leaders answers the question of how design thinking and visual literacy can help to orient leaders to the complexity of contemporary organizations in the private, non-profit, and public sectors.

Drawdown

Author: Paul Hawken
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704652
Size: 14.15 MB
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• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

Think Again

Author: Sydney Finkelstein
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422133370
Size: 62.17 MB
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Why do smart and experienced leaders make flawed, even catastrophic, decisions? Why do people keep believing they have made the right choice, even with the disastrous result staring them in the face? And how can you be sure you're making the right decision--without the benefit of hindsight? Sydney Finkelstein, Jo Whitehead, and Andrew Campbell show how the usually beneficial processes of the human mind can become traps when we face big decisions. The authors show how the shortcuts our brains have learned to take over millennia of evolution can derail our decision making. Think Again offers a powerful model for making better decisions, describing the key red flags to watch for and detailing the decision-making safeguards we need. Using examples from business, politics, and history, Think Again deconstructs bad decisions, as they unfolded in real time, to show how you can avoid the same fate.

Backwards Planning

Author: Harriet Isecke
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1433397625
Size: 50.39 MB
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Increase student achievement with a systematic approach to lesson design. Learn how to identify enduring understandings, set goals, establish benchmarks, and monitor progress to move your students to mastery of standards, while differentiating to meet their diverse needs.

Un Millennium Development Library Environment And Human Well Being

Author: UN Millennium Project
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136550550
Size: 67.34 MB
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The Millennium Development Goals, adopted at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, are the world's targets for dramatically reducing extreme poverty in its many dimensions by 2015income poverty, hunger, disease, exclusion, lack of infrastructure and shelterwhile promoting gender equality, education, health and environmental sustainability. These bold goals can be met in all parts of the world if nations follow through on their commitments to work together to meet them. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals offers the prospect of a more secure, just, and prosperous world for all. The UN Millennium Project was commissioned by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to develop a practical plan of action to meet the Millennium Development Goals. As an independent advisory body directed by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, the UN Millennium Project submitted its recommendations to the UN Secretary General in January 2005. The core of the UN Millennium Project's work has been carried out by 10 thematic Task Forces comprising more than 250 experts from around the world, including scientists, development practitioners, parliamentarians, policymakers, and representatives from civil society, UN agencies, the World Bank, the IMF, and the private sector. This report lays out the recommendations of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Environmental Sustainability. It identifies key environmental challenges, such as degradation of land, watersheds and marine fisheries, deforestation, pollution, and climate change. The Task Force proposes specific interventions and policy changes required to improve environmental management at the country, regional and international level. These bold yet practical approaches will help countries make progress towards environmental sustainability by 2015.