Ten years ago, two INSEAD professors broke ground by introducing "blue ocean strategy," a new model for discovering uncontested markets that are ripe for growth. In this book, they apply their concepts and tools to what is perhaps the greatest challenge of leadership: closing the gulf between the potential and the realized talent and energy of employees. Research indicates that this gulf is vast: According to Gallup, 70% of workers are disengaged from their jobs. If companies could find a way to convert them into engaged employees, the results could be transformative. The trouble is, managers lack a clear understanding of what changes they could make to bring out the best in everyone. Here, Kim and Mauborgne offer a solution to that problem: a systematic approach to uncovering, at each level of the organization, which leadership acts and activities will inspire employees to give their all, and a process for getting managers throughout the company to start doing them. Blue ocean leadership works because the managers' "customers"that is, the people managers oversee and report toare involved in identifying what's effective and what isn't. Moreover, the approach doesn't require leaders to alter who they are, just to undertake a different set of tasks. And that kind of change is much easier to implement and track than changes to values and mind-sets.
Based upon a startling article in the Wall Street Journal that appeared in November, 2008, Dr. Sam Culbert, a professor at the prestigious UCLA Anderson School of Business and an expert on human relations in the workplace, summarized what most of us have already known for years - that annual corporate performance appraisals not only don't work, they actually cause more problems than they solve.
This book is designed to help you achieve one specific goal. It's not designed to give you the philosophies of conducting research. It's not designed to give you a background in a specific academic discipline or a specific topic. It's not designed to give you theory. It's designed specifically to instruct you in the practicalities of the writing process used to create strong, thorough, and potentially bulletproof literature reviews. This book is the culmination of years of research experience. It's also the culmination of several years of teaching writing and critical thinking to doctoral students. Although it began as a tool for doctoral students, it has been expanded to be useful for everyone from senior high school students through doctoral candidates working on developing their first literature review or a larger literature review than they normally develop. It has been created for everyone from academics to new business entrepreneurs with good ideas who are trying to write their first reviews to support the new idea they're proposing.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
International Review of Cytology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology - both plant and animal. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research. Articles in this volume include Adhesion Molecules and Other Secreted Host-interaction Determinants in Apicomplexa: Insights from Comparative Genomics; Cell Responses to Biomimetic Protein Scaffold Used in Tissue Repair and Engineering; New Insights into Glycosphingolipid Function - Storage, Lipid Rafts and Translocators; Microscopic Morphology and the Origins of the Membrane Maturation Model of Golgi Apparatus Function; New Insights into the Macronuclear Development in Cilliates; Polarity Regulators and the Control of Epithelial Architecture, Cell Migration and Tumourigenesis.
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