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  • Reinventing Organizations

    Reinventing Organizations

    Ksh 3499

    Brief Summary  Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness. The way we manage organizations seems increasingly out of date. Survey after survey shows that a majority of employees feel disengaged from their companies. The epidemic of organizational disillusionment goes way beyond Corporate America-teachers, doctors, and nurses are leaving their professions in record numbers because the way we run schools and hospitals kills their vocation. Government agencies and nonprofits have a noble purpose, but working for these entities often feels soulless and lifeless just the same. All these organizations suffer from power games played at the top and powerlessness at lower levels, from infighting and bureaucracy, from endless meetings and a seemingly never-ending succession of change and cost-cutting programs.  Deep inside, we long for soulful workplaces, for authenticity, community, passion, and purpose. The solution, according to many progressive scholars, lies with more enlightened management. But reality shows that this is not enough. In most cases, the system beats the individual-when managers or leaders go through an inner transformation, they end up leaving their organizations because they no longer feel like putting up with a place that is inhospitable to the deeper longings of their soul.  We need more enlightened leaders, but we need something more: enlightened organizational structures and practices. But is there even such a thing? Can we conceive of enlightened organizations?  In this groundbreaking book, the author shows that every time humanity has shifted to a new stage of consciousness in the past, it has invented a whole new way to structure and run organizations, each time bringing extraordinary breakthroughs in collaboration. A new shift in consciousness is currently underway. Could it help us invent a radically more soulful and purposeful way to run our businesses and nonprofits, schools and hospitals?  The pioneering organizations researched for this book have already "cracked the code." Their founders have fundamentally questioned every aspect of management and have come up with entirely new organizational methods. Even though they operate in very different industries and geographies and did not know of each other's experiments, the structures and practices they have developed are remarkably similar. It's hard not to get excited about this finding: a new organizational model seems to be emerging, and it promises a soulful revolution in the workplace.  "Reinventing Organizations" describes in practical detail how organizations large and small can operate in this new paradigm. Leaders, founders, coaches, and consultants will find this work a joyful handbook, full of insights, examples, and inspiring stories.  

  • Hit Refresh

    Hit Refresh

    Ksh 3299

    Brief Summary  Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone As told by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Hit Refresh is the story of corporate change and reinvention as well as the story of Nadella’s personal journey, one that is taking place today inside a storied technology company, and one that is coming in all of our lives as intelligent machines become more ambient and more ubiquitous.  It’s about how people, organizations and societies can and must hit refresh—transform—in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, relevance and renewal. At the core, it’s about us humans and our unique qualities, like empathy, which will become ever more valuable in a world where the torrent of technology will disrupt like never before.  As much a humanist as a technologist, Nadella defines his mission and that of the company he leads as empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.  Hit Refresh is about individual change, about the transformation happening inside of Microsoft and the technology that will soon impact all of our lives—the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. It’s about how people, organizations, and societies can and must transform and “hit refresh” in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal.  Microsoft’s CEO tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes in the digital era. Satya Nadella explores a fascinating childhood before immigrating to the U.S. and how he learned to lead along the way.  He then shares his meditations as a sitting CEO—one who is mostly unknown following the brainy Bill Gates and energetic Steve Ballmer. He tells the inside story of how a company rediscovered its soul—transforming everything from culture to their fiercely competitive landscape and industry partnerships. As much a humanist as engineer and executive, Nadella concludes with his vision for the coming wave of technology and by exploring the potential impact to society and delivering call to action for world leaders.

  • Unscrewed Women, Sex, Power

    Unscrewed Women, Sex, Power

    Ksh 2799

    Brief Summary Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All An urgent account of sexual politics, feminism, and the rules of power in America-and a potent vision for the way forward As a veteran feminist and agenda-setting sex educator, Jaclyn Friedman is on the frontlines of the war for equity between the sexes. In Unscrewed, Friedman brings her sharp expertise and incisive observations on the state of sexual politics to the fore, sparking a culture-wide rethink about sex, power and what we accept. With reportage and verve, Unscrewed builds a searing investigation into the state of sexual power in America, and outlines how to make real progress toward equality. Friedman reveals that the anxiety and fear women in our country feel around issues of their sexuality are not, in fact, their fault, but instead are side effects of what she calls our "era of fauxpowerment," wherein women have the illusion of sexual power, with no actual power to support it.  Exploring the fault lines where media, religion, politics, and education impinge on our intimate lives, unscrewed breaks down the causes and signs of fauxpowerment, then gives readers tools to take it on themselves.  

  • Business Process Change A Guide for Business Managers

    Business Process Change A Guide for Business Managers

    Ksh 6099

    Brief Summary  Business Process Change, Second Edition: A Guide for Business Managers and BPM and Six Sigma Professionals. Every company wants to improve the way it does business, to produce goods and services more efficiently, and to increase profits. Nonprofit organizations are also concerned with efficiency, productivity, and with achieving the goals they set for themselves. Every manager understands that achieving these goals is part of his or her job. BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (or BPM) is what they call these activities that companies perform in order to improve and adapt processes that will help improve the way they do business.  In this balanced treatment of the field of business process change, Paul Harmon offers concepts, methods, and cases for all aspects and phases of successful business process improvement. Updated and added for this edition are coverage of business process management systems, business rules, enterprise architectures and frameworks (SCOR), and more content on Six Sigma and Lean--in addition to new coverage of performance metrics.  • Extensive revision and update to the successful BPM book, addressing the growing interest in Business Process Management Systems, and the integration of process redesign and Six Sigma concerns.  • The best first book on business process, the most up-to-date book to read to learn how all the different process elements fit together.  • Presents a methodology based on the best practices available that can be tailored for specific needs and that maintains a focus on the human aspects of process redesign.  • Offers all new detailed case studies showing how these methods are implemented.  

  • What Would Google Do

    What Would Google Do

    Ksh 1199

    Brief Summary  What Would Google Do? Reverse-Engineering the Fastest Growing Company in the History of the World What Would Google Do? Is an indispensable manual for survival and success in today’s internet-driven marketplace? By “reverse engineering the fastest growing company in the history of the world,” author Jeff Jarvis, proprietor of Buzzmachine.com, one of the Web’s most widely respected media blogs, offers indispensable strategies for solving the toughest new problems facing businesses today.  With a new afterword from the author, what would Google Do? Is the business book that every leader or potential leader in every industry must read?

  • The First 90 Days

    The First 90 Days

    Ksh 1499

    Brief Summary  The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels Since its original release, The First 90 Days has become the bestselling globally acknowledged bible of leadership and career transitions. In this updated and expanded 10th anniversary edition, internationally known leadership transition expert Michael D. Watkins gives you the keys to successfully negotiating your next move—whether you’re onboarding into a new company, being promoted internally, or embarking on an international assignment. In The First 90 Days, Watkins outlines proven strategies that will dramatically shorten the time it takes to reach what he calls the "breakeven point" when your organization needs you as much as you need the job. This new edition includes a substantial new preface by the author on the new definition of a career as a series of transitions; and notes the growing need for effective and repeatable skills for moving through these changes. As well, updated statistics and new tools make this book more reader-friendly and useful than ever. As hundreds of thousands of readers already know, The First 90 Days is a road map for taking charge quickly and effectively during critical career transition periods—whether you are a first-time manager, a mid-career professional on your way up, or a newly minted CEO.  

  • The New Market Leaders

    The New Market Leaders

    Ksh 1599

    Brief Summary  The New Market Leaders: Who's Winning and How in the Battle for Customers In the decade since Fred Wiersema coauthored the #1 bestseller The Discipline of Market Leaders, a momentous shift has occurred. We have entered an age of customer scarcity--an age in which exciting, often unorthodox companies are revolutionizing the global marketplace.  In this path-cutting work, Wiersema provides new benchmarks for ranking businesses in this new economy and reveals the strategies that set winning companies apart.  After tracking 5,000 companies worldwide for over six years, Wiersema discovered that just a few hundred of these of these exert tremendous influence on the new economy. Here, he explains why traditional measures of competitive prowess no longer apply and, using new yardsticks, identifies today's 100 most influential businesses. With practical strategies for managers and investors, Wiersema then shows how to recognize and emulate these dynamic new market leaders.

  • Executive Warfare

    Executive Warfare

    Ksh 4199

    Brief Summary  Executive Warfare: Pick Your Battles and Live to Get Promoted another Day. WIN THE WAR FOR SUCCESS it’s not enough anymore to be smart, hard-working, and able to show results; At this level, everybody is smart, hard-working, and able to show results. Now it's a game for grown-ups. What really sets you apart is the relationships you build with people of influence. These people can include your peers, your employees, your organization's directors, reporters, vendors, and regulators-as well as the people directly above you in the organizational hierarchy. In senior management, you no longer answer to just one boss. There is now a hazy matrix of hundreds of bosses both inside and outside the office, any one of whom can stop you cold or give you a tremendous push forward. "Executive Warfare" offers concrete advice for handling all of them, including  • YOUR PEERS: They are the most valuable of allies or the most dangerous of enemies  • THE CEO: Her office is often where the real fairy dust is kept. Make sure you have a good relationship here  • THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: They won't judge you fairly if all they see of you is your PowerPoints YOUR DIRECT REPORTS: They are your vital organs, so treat them accordingly. And if you find a blood clot among them-excise that person before he kills you • YOUR RIVALS: It's not always wise to shoot at them, but if you do, do "not" shoot to wound In his bestsellers "Brand Warfare" and "Career Warfare," author David D'Alessandro offered sharp advice for building a brand and building a career. Now "Executive Warfare" is the advanced class for the truly ambitious. Learn what it takes to rise to the top-and to do the even harder thing, which is survive there.  

  • Super Hubs

    Super Hubs

    Ksh 1899

    Brief Summary  Super hubs: How the Financial Elite and their Networks Rule Our World SUPERHUBS is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how the world's most powerful titans, the -superhubs- pull the levers of our global financial system. Combining insider's knowledge with principles of network science, Sandra Navidi offers a startling new perspective on how superhubs build their powerful networks and how their decisions impact all our lives. SUPERHUBS reveals what happens at the exclusive, invitation-only platforms - The World Economic Forum in Davos, the meetings of the International Monetary Fund, think-tank gatherings and exclusive galas.  This is the most vivid portrait to date of the global elite: the bank CEOs, fund managers, billionaire financiers and politicians who, through their interlocking relationships and collective.

  • Leading Through Turbulence

    Leading Through Turbulence

    Ksh 2299

    Brief Summary  Leading through Turbulence: How a Values-Based Culture Can Build Profits and Make the World a Better Place The travel industry has been one of the hardest hit by the recent recession. Yet Boston-based Grand Circle Corporation has been increasing profitability--and growing at a rate of nearly 20 percent per year--for the last two decades. Now, co-owners Alan and Harriet Lewis share the fascinating inside story of Grand Circle: how they grew their business into an international powerhouse, how they integrated their values and philanthropy into a working business model, and how they realized their dream of creating a different kind of company that profits everyone involved. In Leading Through Turbulence, the Lewises show you how to: • Adapt and thrive in times of change and crisis • Create a corporate culture that promotes talent and growth • Invest in leadership at all levels--and in people with potential • Give back to the world through good works and philanthropy Whether you're an executive, a manager, a business owner, or an entrepreneur, you'll find real inspiration and insight in the Lewises' incredible story. You'll learn how one company navigated the highs and lows of a changing global market--and how you can, too. You'll discover practical ways to balance risk and reward, profits and losses, and personal values with professional ethics. You'll see how the travel industry bounced back after the 9/11 attacks and how one company rose to meet the challenge of new online competitors. Most important, you'll enjoy a deeper, more satisfying level of success by staying true to yourself, your coworkers, and your community at large. Life is a journey. Leading Through Turbulence shows you how to reach your destination. Safely. Smoothly. Successfully.

  • Dark Market: How Hackers Became the New Mafia

    Dark Market: How Hackers Became the New Mafia

    Ksh 1599

    Brief Summary  In this fascinating and compelling book—a must-read for anyone who owns a computer—Misha Glenny exposes our governments’ multi-billion-dollar war against an ever-morphing, super smart new breed of criminal: the hacker.  The benefits of living in a digital, globalized society are enormous; so too are the dangers. We bank online, shop online, date, learn, work, and live online, but have the institutions that keep us safe on the streets learned to protect us from the deadly “new mafia” of cybercriminals? To answer this question, Glenny offers a vivid examination of the rise of the criminal hacking website Dark Market and its ultimate fall. Along the way, he presents alarming and illuminating stories about both the shadowy individuals behind its scenes and the organizations tasked with bringing them to justice.  

  • Leadership Sustainability

    Leadership Sustainability

    Ksh 4699

    Brief Summary  Leadership Sustainability: Seven Disciplines to Achieve the Changes Great Leaders Know They Must Make MAKE YOUR LEADERSHIP EFFORTS STICK Every day, thousands of people put great effort--and money--into becoming more effective leaders, through seminars, personal coaching, and employee development plans. These undertakings can do wonders to help leaders of all stripes improve their effectiveness. But not every leader finishes what he or she starts--and many revert back to less effective habits, often without even realizing it. How can you ensure that you stick with all the positive changes you have made? How do you make sure you don’t slip back into your old ways? Answer: Leadership Sustainability Dave Ulrich--the man BusinessWeek referred to as the "#1 Management Educator and Guru"--teams up with leadership expert Norm Smallwood to go where no leadership guide has gone. This dream team provides sophisticated, proven leadership sustainability ideas and tools that you can put to use immediately. Leadership Sustainability helps you turn good intentions into effective actions by mastering seven critical disciplines: • Simplicity: Focus on the few key behaviors that will have the most impact. • Time: Allocate your time so your calendar matches your intentions. • Accountability: Take personal responsibility for doing what you say you will do. • Resources: Support your leadership with effective, ongoing coaching and HR systems. • Tracking: Develop metrics for measuring your leadership improvement. • Melioration: Learn from your mistakes and demonstrate resilience. • Emotion: Draw on deep personal values to keep yourself motivated. The journey to great leadership doesn't end with learning and implementing effective new skills. Great leadership is about consistency, and the drive for consistency is a never-ending process. Use Leadership Sustainability to ensure leadership greatness today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life.  

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