Proactive Intelligence

Author: John J. McGonagle
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447127420
Size: 22.52 MB
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Traditionally, tapping into the power of competitive intelligence (CI) meant investing in the development of an internal CI unit or hiring outside consultants who specialized in CI. Proactive Intelligence: The Successful Executive's Guide to Intelligence offers an alternative: learn how to do it yourself and how to effectively manage the parts you cannot. The tools and techniques that will enable you to produce your own CI for your consumption are out there, and have been honed by decades of work. But, you cannot just adopt them – you have to adapt them. Why? Because, when you finish reading this book, you will be the data collector, the analyst, and the end-user. Traditional CI is premised on a reactive, two part relationship – a CI professional responding to what an end-user identifies as a need; by doing this yourself you can turn CI from being reactive to being proactive. As the decision-maker, you can get what CI you need, when you need it, and then use it almost seamlessly. Written by two of the foremost experts on CI, Proactive Intelligence: The Successful Executive's Guide to Intelligence: shows where and how CI can help you and your firm, provides practical guidance on how to identify what CI you need, how to find the data you need, and how to analyze it, and discusses how to apply CI to develop competitive- and career- advantages. Each chapter is supported by important references as well as by an additional list of resources to support and supplement your knowledge. Proactive Intelligence: The Successful Executive's Guide to Intelligence teaches you how to generate proactive intelligence and use it to advance your business and your career- making it an essential resource for managers and executives, as well as everyone who wishes to integrate CI into their daily work routine.

Competitive Intelligence Rescue Getting It Right

Author: Carolyn M. Vella
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440851611
Size: 51.18 MB
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A powerful "how-to-do-it-better" book, this is the first guidebook on competitive intelligence that uses case studies to provide behind-the-scenes insights into how professionals improve competitive intelligence processes. • Provides readers with practical tools and strategies to immediately identify and address their CI problems • Enables businesses to realize discernible improvements in performance, planning, competitiveness, and agility • Offers helpful checklists and other easy-to-use aids to make improving CI operations a straightforward process • Serves leaders in any organization—for profit or nonprofit—charged with the challenge of maintaining a competitive edge in their industry

The Warroom Guide To Competitive Intelligence

Author: Steven M. Shaker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780070580572
Size: 67.10 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the first definitive, in-the-trenches guide to bring proven government intelligence tactics onto the corporate battlefiled. Helping companies turn information into intelligence, and then use this knowledge trategically, Shaker and Gembicki offer crucial advice for every business person on how to collect, analyze, and disseminate vital information to key decision-makers. And in a proactive strike, The Warroom Guide to competitive Intelligence tells organizations how to set up their own "WarRoom," in order to gather and protect vital information to give them that competitive edge.

Hbr Guides To Emotional Intelligence At Work Collection 5 Books Hbr Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1633694186
Size: 68.89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Emotional intelligence has been shown to be more important than other competencies in determining outstanding leadership. Emotions drive some of our most critical professional interactions--whether you're inspiring your team to higher performance, persuading your boss to see something from your point of view, dealing with difficult colleagues, or managing your own stress level. Indeed, knowing how to manage emotions has become one of the crucial criteria in hiring and promotion. This specially priced five-volume set includes books from the HBR Guide series on the topics of Emotional Intelligence, Office Politics, Dealing with Conflict, Managing Stress at Work, and Managing Up and Across. You’ll learn how to: Monitor and channel your moods and reactions Determine your emotional intelligence strengths and weaknesses Deal with difficult people Understand when to resolve a conflict head-on--and when to let it go Influence others across the organization Build supportive alliances with coworkers and colleagues Handle workplace stress in productive ways Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

The Definitive Executive Assistant And Managerial Handbook

Author: Sue France
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749465832
Size: 46.99 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From best-selling author and expert Sue France, The Definitive Executive Assistant & Managerial Handbook is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to take their career development to the next level. Placing special emphasis on personal leadership development as well as practical skills, you will learn how to manage a small team, climb the career ladder to gain more responsibility, negotiate effectively and confidently manage a project. It will teach you how to recruit and induct staff, make decisions fairly and consistently, build a productive team and environment and get noticed at work. For ambitious Assistants who want to continually improve their skills, The Definitive Executive & Managerial Handbook is an indispensable guide, helping you to maintain your professional image and achieve resounding success.

Terrorism And Organized Hate Crime

Author: Michael R. Ronczkowski
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439867607
Size: 19.81 MB
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The ability of law enforcement agencies to manage intelligence is key to fighting the war on terror, and a critical foundation of intelligence-led policing is proper analysis of the information gained. Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Investigations, Third Edition provides a methodical approach to analyzing homeland security needs, enabling the law enforcement community to understand the vital role it plays in the war on terrorism. Using techniques applicable to the private and the public sector, the book combines academic, research, and practitioner perspectives to establish a protocol for effectively gathering, analyzing, investigating, and disseminating criminal intelligence. The book demonstrates how to recognize the indicators of an impending act of terrorism or mass violence, how to deter an attack, and how to transform information into intelligence to meet community demands for safety and security. New chapters in this third edition focus on source development and their use in investigations, the role of fusion centers, terrorism financing, the handling of classified materials, and the National Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative. The book also discusses pre-incident indicators, the radicalization process, and behavioral traits associated with terrorism. A one-stop resource for the homeland security, intelligence analyst, and investigative professional, this volume arms those tasked with protecting the public with a solid blueprint for combating and investigating crimes associated with terrorism and hate.

Executive Intelligence

Author: Justin Menkes
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061742026
Size: 13.60 MB
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The final word on what traits make for highly successful managers—and a detailed explanation of how to identify potential standout performers. Executive Intelligence is about the substance behind great leadership. Inspired by the work of Peter Drucker and Jim Collins, Justin Menkes set out to isolate the qualities that make for the 'right' people. Drawing on his background in psychology and bolstered by interviews with accomplished CEOs, Menkes paints the portrait of the ideal executive. In a sense, Menkes's work reveals an executive IQ—the cognitive skills necessary in order to excel in senior management positions. Star leaders readily differentiate primary priorities from secondary concerns; they identify flawed assumptions; they anticipate the different needs of various stakeholders and how they might conflict with one another; and they recognise the underlying agendas of individuals in complex exchanges. Weaving together research, interviews and the results of his own proprietary testing, Menkes exposes one of the great fallacies of corporate life, that hiring and promotion are conducted on a systematic or scientific basis that allows the most accomplished to rise to their levels of optimal responsibility. Finally, Menkes is a passionate advocate for finding and employing the most talented people, especially those who may have been held back by external assumptions.

Intelligence Based Security In Private Industry

Author: Thomas A. Trier
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498722040
Size: 37.12 MB
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In Intelligence-Based Security in Private Industry, Thomas A. Trier identifies the inherent need and desire for intelligence-based security that exists throughout the private security industry. He provides a general overview of intelligence-based security and specific implementation guidelines to reduce private businesses’ risk and vulnerability to criminal activities. This book is practical and informational, demonstrating real applications of the concepts, theories, and methods of gathering and acting upon information that may suggest a threat to a company. It explains the difference between risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, and threat assessments, defines external and internal threats, and outlines how strategies to address either form of threat differ. It also establishes an outline of four key parts to an effective intelligence program: assessment, evaluation, analysis, and mitigation. Trier illustrates concepts and strategies with specific examples of his past experiences using and developing intelligence-based plans to improve security systems. He provides these case studies as guides to developing similar programs in your company because, as he points out, "any capable adversary with the intent to attack also is running its own intelligence program." Using in-house intelligence-based security can make you better prepared against physical and virtual threats, ranging from theft of goods to identity theft. It allows you to have more critical information at hand prior to a possible incident and to make more informed decisions in anticipation of or response to threats. Intelligence-Based Security in Private Industry shows you how to acquire this information and how to use it for your protection.

Analysis Without Paralysis

Author: Babette E. Bensoussan
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133101029
Size: 48.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rev. ed. of: Analysis without paralysis: 10 tools to make better strategic decisions. c2008.

The New Rules Of Competitive Intelligence

Author: Maria Ioia
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493134450
Size: 56.76 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Acquiring new market share whilst retaining existing share is what most businesses strive for, Competitive Intelligence helps position your business to maximise profitability