This book introduces a "Map of Meaning" called the Holistic Development Model, which provides a clear, simple and profound framework of the dimensions and process of living and working meaningfully.The Map is based on over 15 years' research into the insights and practice of ordinary people. Incorporating the ideas of philosophers, psychologists and sociologists, this book describes how ordinary human beings wrestle with, and find answers to, questions such as, "What gives my life and work meaning?", "How can I balance inspiration and reality so as to maintain positive momentum?" and "How do we integrate meaningfulness into our workplaces?". Innate human knowledge is captured in a practical model that makes understanding and working with issues of meaning clear and accessible to everyone. At an individual level this book helps people to define and stay in contact with what is most important to them as they grapple with the real problems of daily life and suggests how they can stay in charge of keeping the human search for meaning alive, especially in the face of the challenges that exist in organizational life. The authors recognize that in the current economic context a simple map of meaning is essential, precisely because organizational life has become so intensely directed towards a singular economic goal. They argue that it is vital that people have a simple and powerful way to reclaim the significance of meaning in their working lives. Updated with new chapter material and case studies, this second edition offers profound insights for anyone who is interested in creating more meaning and purpose in work and organizations � from a CEO to a blue-collar worker or consultant. It is for those searching for ways to re-energize their roles or change their careers. It is for anyone who firmly believes that it must be possible to align our deeper life purposes with our daily actions in the workplace.
This book introduces the Map of Meaning which provides a clear, simple and profound framework of the dimensions and process of living and working meaningfully. The Map of Meaning is based on over 20 years' research into the insights and practice of ordinary people as they search for, lose and find meaning. Incorporating the ideas of philosophers, psychologists and sociologists, this book describes how human beings wrestle with, and answer, questions such as, "What gives my life and work meaning?", "How can I balance inspiration and reality and maintain positive momentum?" and "How do we integrate meaningfulness into our workplaces?". Innate human knowledge is captured in a practical model that makes understanding and working with issues of meaning clear and accessible to everyone. At an individual level this book helps people to define and stay in contact with what is most important to them as they grapple with the real problems of daily life. It shows how they can stay in charge of keeping the human search for meaning alive, especially in the face of the challenges that exist in organizational life. Because the dimensions of meaning are shared, the second half of the book focuses on how we can bring an awareness of what creates meaningful work into our thinking about the practice and design of organisations. The authors recognize that in the current economic context a simple, yet profound guide for humanity is essential, precisely because organizational life has become so intensely directed towards a singular economic goal. They argue that it is vital that people have an easy, powerful way to reclaim the significance of meaning in their working lives both individually and at a whole of organization level. Updated with new chapter material and case studies, this second edition offers profound insights for anyone who is interested in creating more meaning and purpose in work and organizations – from a CEO to a blue-collar worker or consultant. It is for those searching for ways to re-energize their roles or change their careers. It is for anyone who firmly believes that it must be possible to align our deeper life purposes with our daily actions in the workplace. It is for anyone who is committed to creating workplaces that support and enable the experience of work that feels worth doing.
An inspirational bible for monochrome photography - this second edition almost doubles the content of its predecessor showing you the path from visualization to print
A Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators (2nd Edition) presents the major issues and questions in the field of writing program administration. The collection provides aspiring, new, and seasoned WPAs with the theoretical lenses, terminologies, historical contexts, and research they need to understand the nature, history, and complexities of their intellectual and administrative work.
The second edition of this significant text has been thoroughly revised to take account of the latest literature, case studies and international developments in the field. Drawing on global research and practical examples, Bason illustrates the key triggers and practices of public sector innovation. Each chapter includes a refined ‘how to do it’ toolkit, and two new chapters have been added, one which discusses the rise of innovation labs in the public sector, and a practical chapter focused on change leadership, to complement the existing chapter on leadership roles. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and students in public administration, management and policy, as well as managers, project managers and staff in public sector organisations.
The new edition of this indispensable book provides insights into the role of supervision and a fresh perspective on the fundamentals of the discipline. Coaching supervision is now widely recognised as essential to effective coaching and professional development of coaches. This book uncovers current research and explains the established ideas for practice. It also: •Contains a comprehensive overview of coaching supervision, from both theoretical underpinnings to practical guidance on different perspectives and approaches •Allows both students of coaching and experienced coaches to compare approaches and develop their own, unique ways of being supervised •Supports supervisors in planning their own developmental journey towards a more integrated, evidence-based practice •Includes leading thinkers from across the field and many emerging authorities Coaching and Mentoring Supervision is the definitive text for coaching supervisors, supervisees and those working toward qualifications in coaching supervision. It will also be of value both to HR professionals and those participating in mentoring programmes. "This book is a central contribution to the further professional development of coaching and mentoring, where supervision should play a central role that cannot be underestimated." Reinhard Stelter, accred. coaching psychologist and Professor of Coaching Psychology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark "The overarching strength of this book is the abundance of stimulation justifying this as an essential read on the topic of coaching and mentoring supervision." Dr Lise Lewis, Founder of Bluesky International provider of EMCC Accredited Coach and Author of Relational Feedback "An outstanding book, updated to 2021, with contributions from the biggest names in the field, and skillfully edited by three of the finest thought leaders in evidenced based practice in coaching supervision. This book is an essential read for those interested in coaching supervision whether as a student or as a practitioner." Professor Jonathan Passmore, Director Henley Centre for Coaching, Henley Business School, UK "This is a well-researched and multidisciplinary-grounded book by leading authors in the field who offer theoretical and practical knowledge for coaching practitioners to rethink, reset, and continue their professional development through supervision." Charline S. Russo, EdD, Senior Lecturer, Organizational Dynamics Program, University of Pennsylvania Tatiana Bachkirova is Professor of Coaching Psychology and Co-Director of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She is a recognised author, international speaker and an active researcher. Peter Jackson is Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. His research interests are in embodiment and learning in coaching practice, reflective learning and professional development. He continues to practice as a coach and supervisor. David Clutterbuck is one of the original pioneers of coaching and mentoring. Author of more than 70 books, he is co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and visiting professor at four universities; and a distinguished fellow of The Conference Board.
Whatever your business sells, product management is one of the most important functions in the organization's pursuit of profits. With everexpanding globalization and increasingly fierce competition, the stakes are higher than ever--and the room for error narrower than ever. Introducing a brand-new Product Management Life Cycle (PMLC) model, The Product Manager's Desk Reference, Second Edition, provides the knowledge, tools, and insight you need to establish yourself as a cutting-edge product manager who contributes measurably to your company's success. In this fully revised edition of the definitive product management guide, veteran product management thought leader and practitioner Steven Haines clearly illustrates the entire product life cycle, from beginning to end. The Product Manager's Desk Reference is packed with an array of best practices and helpful hints that are critical to the efficient management of products. Written for practitioners by a practitioner, The Product Manager's Desk Reference explains how to: Choose and justify which products to build Plan for their profitable creation and deployment Develop and launch them Manage them once they enter the market Gracefully retire them and replace them with new products Efficiently allocate investments across all of the products in an organization The Product Manager's Desk Reference embodies everything "product management." It is a comprehensive, versatile, must-have resource for anyone who works in any company, in any industry, who seeks to successfully and profitably market and manage products and services. PRAISE FOR The Product Manager's Desk Reference: "There are some books that are destined to become classics in their field. The Product Manager's Desk Reference by Steven Haines is one of those books. Anyone working not just in product management but also marketing and business development should take the time to read and absorb the comprehensive body of knowledge that Steven has organized around product management." -- AMANDA NOZ, Head of Positioning and Messaging, Alcatel-Lucent "Steven has done an excellent job of bringing a standard definition of the roles and responsibilities of this 'accidental profession' to the industry, and has provided a path along with tools to improve your skills within the product management profession." -- BRIAN WEBER, Manager of Product Management, Thomson Reuters "Steven Haines covers this multifaceted topic in a systematic manner that makes the book easy to navigate. His groundbreaking proposal that product management become a formal discipline is an accurate reflection of the acute need for these skills in the business community." -- DAN O'DAY, Senior Director, Product Management, Thomson Reuters "From now on, this book will stand as an important reference point for all product management teams." -- MARK ELLIOTT, Vice President, Product Management, Smiths Detection "The Product Manager's Desk Reference is a practicial guide to the activities fi rms need to engage in to build the discipline of product management. When actively utilized, the Desk Reference promotes consistency and standardization of methodology, which in turn leads to repeatable process, good decision making, and positive outcomes. This is an incredibly valuable resource." -- DEBORAH LORENZEN, Chief Operating Officer, BNY Mellon University
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First European Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, EuroISI 2008, held in Esbjerg, Denmark, in December 2008. The 23 revised full papers and 2 revised poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 48 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on criminal and social network analysis, intelligence analysis and knowledge discovery, Web-based intelligence monitoring and analysis, privacy protection, access control, and digital rights management, malware and intrusion detection, as well as surveillance and crisis management.
How do multicultural children and their parents experience the very beginning of their school careers? How do teachers mediate the demands of the educational system, and how do the children adapt? What kind of access to the National Curriculum is offered to multicultural children? Originally published in 1999, the authors answer these questions by drawing on two years’ intensive research in three multi-ethnic institutions. They explore teachers’ values and beliefs and how they attempt to put them into practice. They describe how, at times, teachers were constrained to get things done because of pressures operating on them, but at other times, taught creatively in a way particularly relevant to the children’s concerns and cultures. The authors studied the children’s experiences on their transition into school, and argue that they were inducted into not only a general pupil role, but also one based on an anglicised model of pupil. Opportunities for learning which children found most meaningful came notably from free play, but these became gradually more limited as they engaged with the National Curriculum. These young children were forming complex identities as they sought to respond to the varying influences operating them. Their parents saw a cultural divide opening up between home and school. Many suggestions for practice and policy are made in the course of the book and are still relevant today.
Interdisciplinary research centers are blooming in almost every university, and interdisciplinary research is expected to be a cure-all for the ills of academic science. Do disciplines still matter? To what extent are interdisciplinary problem-solving approaches driven by socioeconomic stakeholders and policymakers rather than by academics? And how is interdisciplinarity organized? Through an in-depth sociological study of the development of nanomedicine in France and in the United States – an area that combines nanotechnology and biomedical research – this book challenges two conventional views of interdisciplinary research and academic disciplines. First, disciplines do not merely form separate "siloes" which hinder the development of interdisciplinary research: rather, they are flexible entities whose evolution supports the long-term institutionalization of interdisciplinary science in French and US academia. Secondly, interdisciplinary research has no intrinsic virtue: its ability to respond to societal issues and advance knowledge depends on continued political support and long-term cooperation between stakeholders. Interdisciplinarity might also be threatened by oversold promises and struggles for recognition. A study of the many challenges facing the formation of creative and sustainable interdisciplinary scientific communities, The Policies and Politics of Interdisciplinary Research tackles vivid debates among academics and research managers and will appeal to scholars of sociology, science and technology studies and science policy.
This book contains peer-reviewed papers from the Second World Landslide Forum, organised by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), that took place in September 2011. The entire material from the conference has been split into seven volumes, this one is the first: 1. Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility and Hazard Zoning, 2. Early Warning, Instrumentation and Monitoring, 3. Spatial Analysis and Modelling, 4. Global Environmental Change, 5. Complex Environment, 6. Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation, 7. Social and Economic Impact and Policies.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Data and Knowledge Engineering, ICDKE 2012, held in Wuyishan, Fujian, China, in November 2012. The conference was co-located with the 6th International Conference on Network and System Security, NSS 2012. The 13 revised full papers of ICDKE 2012 were carefully reviewed and selected from 53 submissions. The papers cover the following topics: artificial intelligence and data engineering; knowledge discovery and data management; information extraction and retrieval and data security.