Is there any other business process that consumes as much time and as many resources, damages as many relationships, generates as much ridicule and delivers as little value as the performance review?
When asked to define the ideal leader, many would emphasize traits such as intelligence, toughness, determination, and visionthe qualities traditionally associated with leadership. Often left off the list are softer, more personal qualitiesbut they are also essential. Although a certain degree of analytical and technical skill is a minimum requirement for success, studies indicate that emotional intelligence may be the key attribute that distinguishes outstanding performers from those who are merely adequate. Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman first brought the term "emotional intelligence" to a wide audience with his 1995 book of the same name, and Goleman first applied the concept to business with a 1998 classic Harvard Business Review article. In his research at nearly 200 large, global companies, Goleman found that truly effective leaders are distinguished by a high degree of emotional intelligence. Without it, a person can have first-class training, an incisive mind, and an endless supply of good ideas, but he or she still won't be a great leader. The chief components of emotional intelligenceself-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skillcan sound unbusinesslike, but Goleman found direct ties between emotional intelligence and measurable business results.
This book provides rankings of national competitiveness alongside a series of sophisticated and specific guidelines for enhancing national competitiveness. Existing national competitiveness studies are often flawed since they are not based on rigorous models and appropriate methodologies. In this study, theoretical and methodological problems in existing studies are tackled, and a series of tools for assessing national competitiveness are presented. The foundation underpinning the analysis is the MASI (Measure-Analyze-Simulate-Implement) approach, which is used to systematically address policy implications for enhancing national competitiveness. The data and analytical tools can also be utilized for other areas of study, including industry and firms, and intra-group rankings allow cross-country comparison among countries with similar characteristics. Specific guidelines for enhancing national competitiveness are also prescribed. This wide-ranging, comprehensive book will prove an essential reference tool for academics and researchers in the fields of international business and international economics, Both business and public sector practitioners will also find this book to be a source of invaluable information on competition in investment locations and for setting benchmarks against leading country competitors.
In today's turbulent and financially stressful times, public health managers need business planning skills. They need to become "civic entrepreneurs," who can creatively finance and manage needed programs using business school savvy. Public Health Business Planning: A Practical Guide is based on the curriculum of the highly successful Management Academy for Public Health, offered by the Kenan-Flagler Business School and the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A Lewin Group evaluation showed that teams of Management Academy graduates have generated millions of dollars in revenue for local agencies through implementing business plans. This book teaches what it means to use entrepreneurial strategies for social good, and key business planning skills such as: Assessment and strategic planning Program planning, implementation, and evaluation Financial planning and budgeting Market research and social marketing Strategies for getting funded including business writing and speaking Project management and business plan execution strategies
This wide-ranging study reviews the state of public health worldwide and presents informed recommendations for real-world solutions. Identifying the most urgent challenges in the field, from better understanding the causes of acute diseases and chronic conditions to reducing health inequities, it reports on cost-effective, science-based, ethically sound interventions. Chapters demonstrate bedrock skills essential to developing best practices, including flexible thinking for entrenched problems, conducting health impact assessments, and working with decision-makers. From these current findings come long-term practice and policy goals for preventing disease, promoting health, and improving quality of life, both locally and globally.
A sampling of the topics covered:
· Health trends of communicable diseases.
· Epidemiology of cancer and principles of prevention.
· Respiratory diseases and health disorders related to indoor and outdoor air pollution.
· Public health gerontology and active aging.
· Migrant and ethnic minority health.
· Public health genomics.
A Systematic Review of Key Issues in Public Health offers graduate students in the discipline a firm grasp on the field as it presently stands, and a clear set of directions for its potential future.
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