Description : Discover how those who change the world do so with this thoughtful and timely book Why do some changes occur, and others don't? What are the factors that drive successful social and environmental movements, while others falter? How Change Happens examines the leadership approaches, campaign strategies, and ground-level tactics employed in a range of modern social change campaigns. The book explores successful movements that have achieved phenomenal impact since the 1980s—tobacco control, gun rights expansion, LGBT marriage equality, and acid rain elimination. It also examines recent campaigns that seem to have fizzled, like Occupy Wall Street, and those that continue to struggle, like gun violence prevention and carbon emissions reduction. And it explores implications for movements that are newly emerging, like Black Lives Matter. By comparing successful social change campaigns to the rest, How Change Happens reveals powerful lessons for changemakers who seek to impact society and the planet for the better in the 21st century. Author Leslie Crutchfield is a writer, lecturer, social impact advisor, and leading authority on scaling social innovation. She is Executive Director of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and co-author of two previous books, Forces for Good and Do More than Give. She serves as a senior advisor with FSG, the global social impact consulting firm. She is frequently invited to speak at nonprofit, philanthropic, and corporate events, and has appeared on shows such as ABC News Now and NPR, among others. She is an active media contributor, with pieces appearing in The Washington Post. Fortune.com, CNN/Money and Harvard Business Review.com. Examines why some societal shifts occur, and others don't Illustrates the factors that drive successful social and environmental movements Looks at the approaches, strategies, and tactics that changemakers employ in order to effect widescale change Whatever cause inspires you, advance it by applying the must-read advice in How Change Happens—whether you lead a social change effort, or if you’re tired of just watching from the outside and want to join the fray, or if you simply want to better understand how change happens, this book is the place to start.
Description : The New Economic Diplomacy explains how states conduct their external economic relations in the 21st century: how they make decisions domestically, how they negotiate internationally and how these processes interact. Although the previous edition, published in 2011, was able to reflect the impact of the financial crisis and the immediate reaction to it, a lot has happened since then, and the atmosphere of economic diplomacy has darkened. To capture the emergence of new trends and the intensification of old ones, the salient features of this new edition are: The advance of China and other emerging powers at the expense of G7 governments, despite some setbacks; Much greater activity in negotiating regional and plurilateral trade agreements, while the multilateral system struggles; The persistence of problems exposed by the financial crisis, notably the long-running euro-zone crisis. The interaction between domestic and external forces: the balance has shifted towards the domestic axis, with international agreement more difficult to achieve. This edition goes further in comparing the practice of different players, to reflect the greater diversity of economic diplomacy. Based on the authors' work in the field of International Political Economy, it is suitable for students interested in the decision-making processes in foreign economic policy, including those studying international relations, government, politics and economics. It will also appeal to politicians, bureaucrats, business people, NGO activists, journalists and the informed public.
Description : Drawing on interviews with professionals in the field alongside critical theory, this new edition explores the world of digital advertising today and looks at its possibilities for tomorrow
Description : Outlines an eight-step program by which companies can implement effective large-scale change, noting the importance of shifting employee thinking patterns and citing the stories of more than 100 organizations.
Description : This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Change, even for the sake of change, can have many benefits beyond process improvements, market share enhancement, or greater profitability. It offers individual and collective learning opportunities. It may also heighten employee engagement and interest in work, thus increasing productivity and job satisfaction. Likewise, employees will have a greater sense of pride and ownership if they participate. These essential truths will help you to guide yourself and those you lead through change.
Description : Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject Business economics - Banking, Stock Exchanges, Insurance, Accounting, grade: A, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, course: Financial Markets & Institutions, 43 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The German banking industry is a highly regulated market with over 2,200 banks1. These banks are not equal at all. On the one hand, there are private owned commercial banks; on the other hand there exist savings banks, so-called ‘Sparkassen’, as well as ‘Genossenschaftsbanken’ that are equal to credit unions in the U.S. The German banking industry is just at the beginning of a structural change. In the recent past there have been a couple of mergers and bankruptcies within the banking industry. But a big change did not happen yet. In this paper we analyze the four biggest and most important German commercial banks -Deutsche Bank, HypoVereinsbank, Commerzbank, and Dresdner Bank - and their standing within the international banking industry. We examine the profit situation, the credit management, the worldwide role in asset management, as well as mergers and acquisitions during the past few years. Additionally, we expounded possible structural changes and chances within the German banking industry in the near future.
Description : Combines elements from the fields of motivational science, game design, and agile management to offer a science-based approach to the challenge of employee motivation that shows managers how to unlock creative and collaborative work.
Description : Most of conventional ?change management? programmes fail. One of the reasons is that these conventional approaches are mainly focused on changes in processes and systems, with the assumption that these will lead to change in people?s behaviours. However, this assumption is wrong: people often continue to do things like before or, after an initial peak of so-called ?adoption?, initiatives fade. The author states that there is no lasting change unless it is true behavioural change and this is hardly a by-product of ?new processes?. In other words, it is not until people in organizations change behaviours that we can claim that actual change has occurred. The clue is that behavioural change must be moved up, must happen first, not as a result of other changes! This is one of the main theses of this book, which explains how to do it.Equally, most of ?change management? - as preached by many academics and consultants or, in general, by managers of change in many organizations - occurs following an old-fashioned organizational concept: changes are initiated by the top and percolated through the management system (the book calls it ?the plumbing system?). This results in initiatives or programmes that usually emphasize communication and training and, in general, a more or less ?rational? appeal to people to change. In many cases, however, what people witness is a slow, painful and finally unsuccessful process, which often generates a great deal of cynicism, making the next wave of change even more difficult. And this is often after massive communication and training programmes and colossal consulting budgets. Viral Change provides a completely different framework that is based on recent ?discoveries? across disciplines such as network and behavioural sciences. Unlike conventional methods of change management ? where cultural change is assumed to be a painful, long-term process from which one shouldn?t expect short-term results - viral change is faster, far more effective, potentially more inclusive and certainly long lasting. It resembles more the transmission of an infection (in this case, the virus of ?success? within the organization) than it does the traditional communication snowball. In ?Viral Change?, the author shows how a combination of the right language and ?frame, a small set of non-negotiable behaviours (all spread by a small number of activists) and the creation of ?tipping points?, creates lasting cultural change in organizations.It also debunks several conventional myths such as: ?people are resistant to change?, ?one needs to involve everybody? or ?big changes need big initiatives?. In Viral Change mode, people talk less about ?the programme? and do more in a way that infects other people, creating ?tipping points? where the new behaviours and the new changes become visible and sustainable.The book is written (and will be revealing) for all leaders in any organization, ? both business and non-profit - and for supporting and business partner functions such as HR, organizational development or change management agents. It brings the language and methods of a socio-behavioural approach developed by the author, poured into a comprehensible, practical and actionable framework called Viral Change. Since change is constantly present in any organization, the book is a companion for all managers and leaders in day-to-day organizational life and not just for those directly embarked upon initiatives labelled ?change management?. It will appeal to any reader who is interested in how organizations are rapidly evolving today and how understanding internal social networks is changing the way we should lead and manage.
Description : Success and happiness are not accidents that happen to some people and not to others. They are created by specific ways of thinking and acting in the world. Paul McKenna has made a study of highly successful and effective people, and distilled core strategies and techniques that will help the reader to begin to think in the same way as a super-achiever. Learn how to master your emotions and run your own brain, how to have supreme self-confidence and become the person you really want to be. Paul McKenna's simple seven-day plan really will change your life for ever. Brilliantly effective self-improvement, in the bestselling tradition of Unlimited Power and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Description : Have you ever asked yourself why some people seem to get everything easily and others don't? Do you feel like a victim of your circumstances? Are you tired of waiting for your life to change?Find out how to take control and full responsibility of your life, and how a couple of small steps every day can change everything. In this simple, fast-paced eBook you will be learning what it takes to create the life you want. It's based on science, neuroscience, positive psychology and real-life examples and contains the best exercises to quickly create momentum towards a happier, healthier and wealthier life. Thirty days can really make a difference if you do things consistently and develop new habits!30 Days is not just a book that you read. To make it work YOU have to work and do the exercises it proposes. Discover your enormous potential and…• Stop being a victim of the circumstances and start creating your circumstances• Stop waiting for the miracle to happen and become one• Stop suffering and start creating the life you want• Improve your self-confidence• Improve your relationships with your spouse, your colleagues, your boss!How much longer will you wait for your circumstances to change magically?How much longer will you ignore your power and your true potential?You can really make your dreams come true – but you have to stop talking and start acting.Your time is NOW!