Professionals Under Pressure

Author: Mirko Noordegraaf
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 904851830X
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Professionals Under Pressure from the Author: Mirko Noordegraaf. Volgens velen liggen publieke professionals als politieagenten, rechters, artsen, verpleegkundigen en leraren onder vuur. De opkomst van het zogenoemde bedrijfsmanagement of 'managerialism' wordt hiervoor als hoofdoorzaak aangewezen. Professionals worden aangestuurd door zakelijke managers, ze worden beoordeeld aan de hand van prestatiesystemen die geen ruimte laten voor de niet-meetbare aspecten van hun beroep en hun vakmanschap wordt niet erkend. Op grond van theoretische en empirische inzichten in sectoren als de politie, zorg, onderwijs en welzijn laten auteurs uit binnen- en buitenland zien dat professioneel werk echter lang niet overal en altijd onder druk staat. Wel zorgen maatschappelijke veranderingen, zoals moderne technologie, ICT, complexe maatschappelijke opgaven, diffuse kennis en veeleisende burgers ervoor dat publieke dienstverlening van gedaante verandert. Professionals hebben veel mogelijkheden om veranderingen te doorstaan. Publieke professionals zullen hiervoor nieuwe vaardigheden moeten ontwikkelen, om de dienstverlening-onderdruk krachtig vorm te geven. Professionals hebben eigentijdse, vooral passende en werkbare standaarden nodig. Bram Steijn is hoogleraar HRM in de publieke sector aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.|Mirko Noordegraaf is hoogleraar Publiek Management aan de Universiteit Utrecht.|Bram Steijn is hoogleraar HRM in de publieke sector aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.

Writing Under Pressure

Author: Sanford Kaye
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199840335
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Writing Under Pressure from the Author: Sanford Kaye. Most writing is done under pressure. An executive has to produce a three-page position paper by tomorrow at nine. A department head suddenly has to write a one-page action memo by noon. A graduate student has a twenty-page research paper due in a week. Yet, while most students and professionals write under pressure--with limited time, limited space, and a supervisor or instructor to please--few approach the task systematically. In Writing Under Pressure, Sanford Kaye, a renowned expert on the subject, presents a system he calls the Quick Writing Process (QWP) that focuses on real-world writing tasks and demonstrates how to produce the clearest, most honest, most powerful work possible under the constraints of time and space. A writing instructor with twenty-five years' experience teaching students and professionals in business and government, Kaye tells writers how to budget their time and how to use this time efficiently. Exploring particular writing situations in which QWP can be applied to make the most of what the writer knows, Kaye discusses the process of taking exams, focusing on how instructors select questions and evaluate essays. He also considers writing in business and government, featuring an insightful analysis of a memo written by Colonel Oliver North. This memo highlights one of the most important issues writers in business and government face: whether to write the truth as they see it or simply what their bosses want to hear. Presenting a wealth of such examples, Kaye reveals how to break through stifling organizational codes in order to write memos and position papers that count. While most guides to writing ignore the constraints of time and space, Writing Under Pressure tackles these problems head on, making it an essential reference for students, business professionals, government officials, or anyone else faced with a difficult writing assignment that has to be done now.

Performing Under Pressure

Author: Hendrie Weisinger
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0804136734
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Performing Under Pressure from the Author: Hendrie Weisinger. Nobody performs better under pressure. Regardless of the task, pressure ruthlessly diminishes our judgment, decision-making, attention, dexterity, and performance in every professional and personal arena. In Performing Under Pressure, Drs. Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry introduce us to the concept of pressure management, offering empirically tested short term and long term solutions to help us overcome the debilitating effects of pressure. Performing Under Pressure tackles the greatest obstacle to personal success, whether in a sales presentation, at home, on the golf course, interviewing for a job, or performing onstage at Carnegie Hall. Despite sports mythology, no one "rises to the occasion" under pressure and does better than they do in practice. The reality is pressure makes us do worse, and sometimes leads us to fail utterly. But there are things we can do to diminish its effects on our performance. Performing Under Pressure draws on research from over 12,000 people, and features the latest research from neuroscience and from the frontline experiences of Fortune 500 employees and managers, Navy SEALS, Olympic and other elite athletes, and others. It offers 22 specific strategies each of us can use to reduce pressure in our personal and professional lives and allow us to better excel in whatever we do. Whether you’re a corporate manager, a basketball player, or a student preparing for the SAT, Performing Under Pressure will help you to do your best when it matters most.

Under Pressure

Author: Thomas Keller
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579657575
Size: 60.86 MB
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Under Pressure from the Author: Thomas Keller. A revolution in cooking Sous vide is the culinary innovation that has everyone in the food world talking. In this revolutionary new cookbook, Thomas Keller, America's most respected chef, explains why this foolproof technique, which involves cooking at precise temperatures below simmering, yields results that other culinary methods cannot. For the first time, one can achieve short ribs that are meltingly tender even when cooked medium rare. Fish, which has a small window of doneness, is easier to finesse, and shellfish stays succulent no matter how long it's been on the stove. Fruit and vegetables benefit, too, retaining color and flavor while undergoing remarkable transformations in texture. The secret to sous vide is in discovering the precise amount of heat required to achieve the most sublime results. Through years of trial and error, Keller and his chefs de cuisine have blazed the trail to perfection—and they show the way in this collection of never-before-published recipes from his landmark restaurants—The French Laundry in Napa Valley and per se in New York. With an introduction by the eminent food-science writer Harold McGee, and artful photography by Deborah Jones, who photographed Keller's best-selling The French Laundry Cookbook, this book will be a must for every culinary professional and anyone who wants to up the ante and experience food at the highest level.

Seeing Eye To Eye

Author: Jonathan Kettleborough
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1477246762
Size: 46.69 MB
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Seeing Eye To Eye from the Author: Jonathan Kettleborough. People Professionals are under pressure from all areas. They’re being asked to deliver more with less, to justify their existence and to show how their activities have a positive benefit on the businesses they serve. Budgets are constantly under pressure and in some quarters are being slashed. Times are tight and are set to stay that way for some time to come. But it doesn’t have to be this way. It’s possible to rise above these issues and demonstrate that People Professionals can deliver lasting value, but to do that you must listen to the needs of your businesses, for if you do that, and do it right, then you can set yourselves up for long-term success. This book will guide you through the changes necessary to create alignment with your business. This means being able to say goodbye to constant budget cuts and lack of interest from senior executives, instead, with the right approach you’ll be able to say hello to adding real value to your business and customers. You’ll start to get the investment you deserve for your projects, to be approached by senior executives to solve complex business problems and to be thanked and praised by your Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer for all the positive changes you’ve made. It’s your future and it’s in your hands.

Better Under Pressure

Author: Justin Menkes
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422143155
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Better Under Pressure from the Author: Justin Menkes. Most business leaders can take only so much pressure before their performance slides. Yet some CEOs deliver their greatest successes when times get toughest—when customers’ preferences are shifting away from a company’s products, when new regulations are shrinking profit margins, when political unrest is destroying supply lines. In Better Under Pressure, Justin Menkes reveals the common traits that make these leaders successful. Drawing on in-depth interviews with sixty CEOs from an array of industries and performance data from two hundred other leaders, Menkes shows that great executives strive relentlessly to maximize their own potential—as well as stoke their people’s innate thirst for their own triumphs. To do so, they draw on a set of three essential and rare attributes: • Realistic optimism: They recognize the risks threatening their organization’s survival—and their own failings—while remaining confident in their ability to have an impact. • Subservience to purpose: They dedicate themselves to pursuing a noble cause and win their team’s commitment to that cause. • Finding order in chaos: They find clarity amid the many variables affecting their business by culling data and forming the conclusions that matter most to the company. The good news: these three capabilities can be learned. Drawing on a broad range of examples from real companies—including Avon, Yum Brands, Southwest, Procter & Gamble, and Ryerson Steel, to name just a few—Menkes demonstrates how each psychological attribute manifests itself in real life and enables top performance under extreme duress. He also shows you how to develop and deploy those attributes—so you can transform yourself into a leader who only shines brighter as the pressure intensifies. Deeply personal, brimming with compelling stories from real-life CEOs, and packed with powerful insights, tools, and practices, this book is a potent resource for aspiring, emerging, and seasoned business leaders alike.

Strategic Human Resource Management

Author: Catherine Truss
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199583064
Size: 12.81 MB
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Strategic Human Resource Management from the Author: Catherine Truss. This new text takes a fresh look at strategic HRM for the 21st century. The well-respected author team incorporate cutting-edge research into an eminently student-friendly format. The book is packed with case studies including a large number based on original interviews with organisations.

Processing Under Pressure

Author: Matthew Joseph Sharps
Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications
ISBN: 193277789X
Size: 75.62 MB
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Processing Under Pressure from the Author: Matthew Joseph Sharps. NEW!! Get an understandable, practical look at the pressurized world of law enforcement and the impact of stress on mental and physical performance. *Discover the complexities of decision-making in high risk situations and prepare to improve your own decision power. *Explore how the nervous system functions under the kind of stress faced on the streets. *Analyze the impact of stress on the memories of witnesses, victims and police officers. *Filled with actual, real-world examples of how mental processes actually come into play in the field. Eye opening and Career Changing!!

Success Under Stress

Author: Sharon Melnick
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814432123
Size: 27.50 MB
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Success Under Stress from the Author: Sharon Melnick. Identifies quick-fix methods for reducing work-related stress and increasing productivity both in and out of the office, including tips for keeping a cool head, turning self-criticism into self-confidence, and increasing focus.

Under Pressure

Author: Carl Honore
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409133052
Size: 78.76 MB
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Under Pressure from the Author: Carl Honore. A revealing portrait of how families are struggling to cope with the changing world of parenting and childhood, plus new solutions The parent screaming from the touchline at an eight-year-old to make an overlapping run; the pregnant mother playing Mozart to her unborn baby; the rigid schedule for babies, which develops into an agenda of activities for a young child - all these are familiar instances of hyper-parenting. With the pressure growing all the time for children to get into the best schools and universities, or to develop their nascent talents and become the next Tiger Woods or Williams sister, it has never been more difficult to be a child. In Carl Honore's brilliant follow-up to IN PRAISE OF SLOW he makes an impassioned call for parents and teachers to allow children to grow up at a slower rate. He takes us on a journey round the world in search of a new formula for parenting and childhood. He talks to a range of experts and sifts through the latest research to find what problems parents, teachers and children face, and to seek out the best solutions. Honore shows how 'slow parenting' will benefit both the child and the parents, and ensure that we create happier children and calmer parents.