The Resilient Manager

Author: A. Furnham
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137361077
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The Resilient Manager from the Author: A. Furnham. Resilient people are happier, healthier, and more productive. Psychologist and business writer Adrian Furnham takes a sideways and entertaining look at the challenges of being a leader, demonstrating how resilience can be honed, developed, and used as a personal life raft to keep afloat in the face of adversity.

Resilient Cities 2

Author: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400742231
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Resilient Cities 2 from the Author: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann. Assembling papers originally presented at the Resilient Cities 2011 Congress in Bonn, Germany (June 2011), the second global forum on cities and adaptation to climate change, this volume is the second in a series resulting from this annual event. These cutting-edge papers represent the latest research on the topic and reflect the intensification of the debate on the meaning of and interaction between climate adaptation, risk reduction and broader resilience. Thus, contributors offer more material related to resilience, such as water, energy and food security; green infrastructure; the role of renewables and ecosystem services; vulnerable communities and urban poor; and responsive financing for adaptation and multi-level governance. Overall, the book brings a number of different perspectives to bear on the most pressing issues and controversies surrounding climate change adaptation in cities. These papers will prove invaluable to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of urban resilience and contributing to tackling climate change at the local level.

Resilience Engineering In Practice Volume 2

Author: Christopher P. Nemeth
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317065220
Size: 63.76 MB
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Resilience Engineering In Practice Volume 2 from the Author: Christopher P. Nemeth. This is the fifth book published within the Ashgate Studies in Resilience Engineering series. The first volume introduced resilience engineering broadly. The second and third volumes established the research foundation for the real-world applications that then were described in the fourth volume: Resilience Engineering in Practice. The current volume continues this development by focusing on the role of resilience in the development of solutions. Since its inception, the development of resilience engineering as a concept and a field of practice has insisted on expanding the scope from a preoccupation with failure to include also the acceptable everyday functioning of a system or an organisation. The preoccupation with failures and adverse outcomes focuses on situations where something goes wrong and the tries to keep the number of such events and their (adverse) outcomes as low as possible. The aim of resilience engineering and of this volume is to describe how safety can change from being protective to become productive and increase the number of things that go right by improving the resilience of the system.

Resilient Health Care Volume 2

Author: Robert L. Wears
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472437845
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Resilient Health Care Volume 2 from the Author: Robert L. Wears. Health systems everywhere are expected to meet increasing public and political demands for accessible, high-quality care. Policy-makers, managers, and clinicians use their best efforts to improve efficiency, safety, quality, and economic viability. One solution has been to mimic approaches that have been shown to work in other domains, such as quality management, lean production, and high reliability. In the enthusiasm for such solutions, scant attention has been paid to the fact that health care as a multifaceted system differs significantly from most traditional industries. Solutions based on linear thinking in engineered systems do not work well in complicated, multi-stakeholder non-engineered systems, of which health care is a leading example. A prerequisite for improving health care and making it more resilient is that the nature of everyday clinical work be well understood. Yet the focus of the majority of policy or management solutions, as well as that of accreditation and regulation, is work as it ought to be (also known as ‘work-as-imagined’). The aim of policy-makers and managers, whether the priority is safety, quality, or efficiency, is therefore to make everyday clinical work - or work-as-done - comply with work-as-imagined. This fails to recognise that this normative conception of work is often oversimplified, incomplete, and outdated. There is therefore an urgent need to better understand everyday clinical work as it is done. Despite the common focus on deviations and failures, it is undeniable that clinical work goes right far more often than it goes wrong, and that we only can make it better if we understand how this happens. This second volume of Resilient Health Care continues the line of thinking of the first book, but takes it further through a range of chapters from leading international thinkers on resilience and health care. Where the first book provided the rationale and basic concepts of RHC, the Resilience of Everyday Clinical Work breaks new ground by analysing everyday work situations in primary, secondary, and tertiary care to identify and describe the fundamental strategies that clinicians everywhere have developed and use with a fluency that belies the demands to be resolved and the dilemmas to be balanced. Because everyday clinical work is at the heart of resilience, it is essential to appreciate how it functions, and to understand its characteristics.

Resilience Engineering In Practice Volume 2

Author: Dr Christopher P Nemeth
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472425154
Size: 80.19 MB
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Resilience Engineering In Practice Volume 2 from the Author: Dr Christopher P Nemeth. This volume describes how safety can change from being protective to being productive, thereby improving the resilience of the system. This is the fifth book published within the Ashgate Studies in Resilience Engineering series. The first introduced resilience engineering broadly. The second and third established the research foundation for the real-world applications that then were described in the fourth volume: Resilience Engineering in Practice. The current volume continues this development by focusing on the role of resilience in the development of solutions.

Software Engineering For Resilient Systems

Author: Alessandro Fantechi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319231294
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Software Engineering For Resilient Systems from the Author: Alessandro Fantechi. This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Software Engineering for Resilient Systems, SERENE 2015, held in Paris, France, in September 2015. The 10 revised technical papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 18 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on development of resilient systems, verification, validation and evaluation of resilience, case studies and applications.

Emotional Intelligence For Project Managers

Author: Anthony C. Mersino
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814400760
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Emotional Intelligence For Project Managers from the Author: Anthony C. Mersino. Many studies have shown that emotional intelligence is a key determinant of success in the workplace. This is the only book available on emotional intelligence for project managers. Clearly and simply, it shows project managers how to apply EI to their project goals. It contains easy-to-use checklists and self-assessments that can be applied to any project. It shows readers how to: set the tone and direction for the project improve listening skills motivate, coach, and mentor team members productively handle stress, criticism, and blame create a positive work environment and more.

Managing At The Speed Of Change

Author: Daryl R. Conner
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588365158
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Managing At The Speed Of Change from the Author: Daryl R. Conner. This classic, newly updated, is an indispensable source for anyone–from mid-level managers to CEOs–who must execute key business initiatives quickly and effectively. Once groundbreaking and now time-honored, Managing at the Speed of Change has helped countless business leaders learn how to orchestrate transitions vital to their organizations’ success. Rather than focusing on what to change, this book’s aim is far more valuable: It shows readers how to change. Daryl R. Conner, founder and chairman of the consulting firm Conner Partners, is a leading expert on change management. He has served as “change doctor” for clients that include non-profit enterprises, government agencies and administrations, and Fortune 500 companies in an array of industries such as Abbott Laboratories, PepsiCo, American Express, Catholic Healthcare West, JPMorgan Chase, and the U.S. Navy. Based on Conner’s long-term research and his decades of consulting experience, Managing at the Speed of Change uses simple, easy-to-understand language and elegant visuals to explore the dynamics of change, and in doing so, teaches readers • why major change is difficult to assimilate • what distinguishes resilient individuals from those who suffer future shock • how and why resistance forms • how people become committed to change • why organizational culture is so important to the success of change • the roles most central to change in organizational settings • why powerful teamwork is at the heart of achieving change objectives, and how to foster it In this pioneering book, updated for the twenty-first century, Conner demonstrates how both individuals and organizations can develop the capacity not only to endure change but to thrive on it. From the Hardcover edition.

Superboss 2

Author: David Freemantle
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780566078118
Size: 75.68 MB
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Superboss 2 from the Author: David Freemantle. David Freemantle will persuade you that every manager can take action today to become a SUPERBOSS. In this entertaining book, a revised and updated version of a worldwide bestseller, he describes more than 130 effective ways of managing people.

Adaptive Dynamic And Resilient Systems

Author: Niranjan Suri
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439868484
Size: 33.18 MB
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Adaptive Dynamic And Resilient Systems from the Author: Niranjan Suri. As the complexity of today’s networked computer systems grows, they become increasingly difficult to understand, predict, and control. Addressing these challenges requires new approaches to building these systems. Adaptive, Dynamic, and Resilient Systems supplies readers with various perspectives of the critical infrastructure that systems of networked computers rely on. It introduces the key issues, describes their interrelationships, and presents new research in support of these areas. The book presents the insights of a different group of international experts in each chapter. Reporting on recent developments in adaptive systems, it begins with a survey of application fields. It explains the requirements of such fields in terms of adaptation and resilience. It also provides some abstract relationship graphs that illustrate the key attributes of distributed systems to supply you with a better understanding of these factors and their dependencies. The text examines resilient adaptive systems from the perspectives of mobile, infrastructure, and enterprise systems and protecting critical infrastructure. It details various approaches for building adaptive, dynamic, and resilient systems—including agile, grid, and autonomic computing; multi-agent-based and biologically inspired approaches; and self-organizing systems. The book includes many stories of successful applications that illustrate a diversified range of cutting-edge approaches. It concludes by covering related topics and techniques that can help to boost adaptation and resilience in your systems.