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No nonsense solutions from the straight-talking face of British business. IF FUNDAMENTAL REFORM DOES NOT TAKE PLACE THEN WE ARE DEAD IN THE WATER. GLOBALISATION DOES NOT TAKE PRISONERS. BRITAIN MUST BECOME FIT FOR PURPOSE IN THE 21ST CENTURY. This is the explosive, first book from 'the face of British business', Lord Digby Jones. With a renowned, no-nonsense, straight-talking approach, he is one of the world's most acclaimed business commentators. In his candid and forthright style Fixing Britain puts the spotlight on critical national and international business issues and lays out the essential reform urgently needed for the growth of our nation. Knowledgeable, authoritative and independent, Digby highlights how untenable the status quo is in the UK, and sets out how Britain can get back in – and stay in – the globalised race. Sending a clear message to government, business leaders, strategists and the media, Fixing Britain explores the effective linkage of change at all levels, from Westminster to education, the public and private sectors, our social cohesion and our sense of common purpose. Digby is never afraid to say what others are thinking – this is the most explosive examination of the state of British business in years.

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With this extensively upgraded second edition, Dean Anderson and Linda Ackerman Anderson solidify their status as the leading authorities on change leadership and organizational transformation. This is without question the most comprehensive approach for leaders who are serious about making change a strategic discipline. —Jim Kouzes, Author, The Leadership Challenge and The Truth About Leadership A comprehensive look at what it really takes to lead transformation successfully, written by two of the «masters of the craft.» The author's best-selling first edition has been significantly updated to deliver critical insights about how leaders can achieve breakthrough results from transformational change, even in these challenging times. The book introduces conscious change leadership and provides insights about the critical human and change process dynamics that leaders must be aware of in order to succeed, and reveals why most leaders do not see these dynamics. Most importantly, it highlights the shift in worldview leaders must make to deliver greater success. The book outlines the author's highly successful «multi-dimensional, process approach» to transformation, addressing change at the organizational, team, relational, and personal levels. It thoroughly addresses leadership mindset and behavioral modeling, culture change, and large systems implementations, providing best practices developed over three decades of successful consulting to Fortune 500 executives. Written for executives and managers, OD consultants, change managers, project managers, and change consultants, this must read book provides the foundation for successful change leadership and consulting. Based on thirty years of action research with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, the military, and large non-profit global organizations Provides worksheets, tools, case examples, and assessments that you can immediately apply to all types of change efforts Contrasts two vastly different leadership approaches to change, and reveals why only one works Provides solutions for turning employee resistance into commitment Outlines the common mistakes in change and how you can avoid them Reveals the differences between transformation and other types of change so you can build strategies that really get results Beyond Change Management advances the field of change leadership, and takes the concept of managing change in organizations to a whole new level. It is a must read for anyone wanting to stay abreast of advancements in the field. Together with its companion volume, The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation, these books can be used as texts in corporate or graduate school training programs and courses.

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Ein Buch fur Praktiker in Unternehmen aller Branchen, insbesondere im B2B-Geschaft, die das Potential der zur Verfugung stehenden Kommunikationskanale noch nicht vollstandig ausgenutzt haben. Angelique Werner bietet Ihnen eine griffige Anleitung, um Ihre externen und internen Kommunikations- und Marketingaktivitaten zu optimieren. Sie liefert Tipps fur die klassischen Kommunikations- und Marketingkanale, wie auch fur den systematischen Aufbau von Social Media. Ein wesentlicher Fokus ist auf das gezielte Social Networking gerichtet, also die konsistente Netzwerkpflege und Kontaktsuche auf innovativen Kanalen. Social Media Marketing und Networking werden anhand eingangiger Praxisbeispiele als Schlussel zum Erfolg vermittelt. Die fundiert dargebotenen Kommunikationsinstrumente lassen sich unabhangig von der Unternehmensgro?e leicht umsetzen, effiziente Marketingstrategien mit einfachen Ma?nahmen schnell und wirksam implementieren. Praktische Tipps, Do?s und Don?ts erganzen das Informationspaket. Ein derart umfassender, praktischer und lebendig geschriebener Uberblick uber alle Facetten der Marketingkommunikation in der Welt von Google, XING, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter usw. ist in dieser Form neu. Er liefert dem Leser sowohl nutzliches Best-Practice-Wissen als auch die Motivation, Kommunikation als Phanomen zu verstehen, das wir permanent selbst mitgestalten konnen und sollten. Angelique Werner ist eine anerkannte Expertin fur innovatives Marketing- und Kommunikationsmanagement sowie eine gefragte Referentin und Autorin. Sie betreibt ein eigenes Blog und ist in allen relevanten Netzwerken prasent. «Ein rundum empfehlenswerter Ratgeber. Sehr praktisch, unkompliziert und gut umzusetzen. Wer wissen will, wie Marketingkommunikation im Social-Media-Zeitalter aussieht, kommt am Buch von Angelique Werner nicht vorbei.» Thomas Koch, Media-Urgestein und Ex-CEO Starcom, Grunder tkm und tk-one «Wenn man Marketingkommunikation auf den neuesten Stand bringen mochte, ist dieser praktische Ratgeber eine wertvolle Hilfe.» Matthias Moritz, CIO und Musikproduzent «Angelique Werner schildert anschaulich und ehrlich ihre Erfahrungen mit Social Media in der B2B-Kommunikation. Mit den zahlreichen Tipps und Checklisten, in denen das Buch die Erkenntnisse strukturiert und zusammenfasst, gewinnen sowohl Einsteiger als auch Fortgeschrittene.» Harriet Kasper, Researcher & Consultant, Fraunhofer-Institut IAO

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Das Buch richtet sich in erster Linie an Personen, die mit Fuhrung und Management von Unternehmen und Organisationen im privaten und offentlichen Bereich betraut sind. Daruber hinaus sollte es fur Lehrer und Dozenten sowie Studenten der Betriebswirtschaft, der Management- und Organisationswissenschaften und der Padagogik nutzlich sein. Peter Kinne beschreibt einen neuen Weg, Organisationen im Wettbewerb zukunftsfahig zu machen. Die dargestellte Methodik bezieht im Gegensatz zu den klassischen Ansatzen das Praferenzverhalten von Kunden und Mitarbeitern ein und bietet damit aus strategischer Sicht klare Vorteile selbst gegenuber integrativen Managementmethoden wie der Balanced Scorecard. Sie basiert auf einer messbaren Balance der – fur den Erfolg relevanten – Werte an den kritischen Schnittstellen zwischen der Organisation und ihren Key-Stakeholdern. Anhand eines ganzheitlichen Orientierungsmodells konnen die Wettbewerbsposition optimiert, kritische Veranderungsprozesse beschleunigt und die Nachhaltigkeit im Management verbessert werden. Die Methodik liefert effektive Werkzeuge fur die Steuerung nicht nur der materiellen, sondern vor allem auch der kritischen, immateriellen Unternehmensressourcen, zu denen das Wissen und Verhalten der Mitarbeiter gehort. Sie ist branchenunabhangig, leicht verstandlich und relativ einfach implementierbar. Wie sie sich praktisch umsetzen lasst, zeigen die beiden im Buch beschriebenen Fallstudien fur ein Privatunternehmen sowie fur eine Schule als Beispiel fur den offentlichen Bereich.

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Updated coverage of structured credit products with in-depth coverage of the latest developments Structured credit products are one of today's fastest growing investment and risk management mechanisms, and a focus of innovation and creativity in the capital markets. The building blocks of these products are credit derivatives, which are among the most widely used products in finance. This book offers a succinct and focused description of the main credit derivative instruments, as well as the more complex products such as synthetic collateralized debt obligations. This new edition features updated case studies from Europe and Asia, the latest developments in synthetic structures, the impact of the subprime meltdown, along with models and teaching aids. Moorad Choudhry returns with this excellent update of the credit derivatives market. The second edition of his classic work is, like the subject matter itself, at the forefront of the financial industry. It deserves a wide readership. —Dr Didier Joannas Regional Director, Thomson Reuters, Hong Kong This is the perfect companion for both experienced and entry level professionals working in the structured credit fraternity. It is an erudite, insightful and enjoyable read that successfully demystifies one of the most topical subject areas in banking today, while also providing important practical examples that link the theory to the job itself. —Dr James Berriman Global Pricing Unit, Royal Bank of Scotland Moorad Choudhry has earned a deserved reputation from both academics and practitioners as one of the leading practical yet rigorous authors of finance books. In this Second Edition, his practical knowledge of credit derivatives keeps the audience engaged with straightforward explanations of complicated structures, and an accessible level of mathematical sophistication necessary to understand structured credit products. The author offers complete, rigorous analysis while avoiding overuse of mathematical formulas and carefully balanced practical and theoretical aspects of the subject. I strongly recommend this book for those wishing to gain an intuitive understanding of structured credit products, from practitioners to students of finance! —Mohamoud Barre Dualeh Senior Product Developer, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, UAE This is THE book for credit derivative trading. From first steps to advanced trading strategies, this is invaluable. Well written and insightful, perfect for ad hoc reference or reading cover to cover. —Andrew Benson ETF Market Making, KBC Peel Hunt, London Professor Choudhry has inspired me to really get into credit derivatives. It’s great to be lectured by someone with such energy and practical hands-on experience, as well as the ability to get stuck into the details. —George Whicheloe Equity-Linked Technology, Merrill Lynch, London Moorad Choudhry is Head of Treasury at Europe Arab Bank plc in London. He is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics at London Metropolitan University.

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The Dynamics of Conflict When it was published in 2000, Bernie Mayer's The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution quickly became one of the seminal works in the conflict resolution field. The book bridged the gap between abstract theoretical approaches and practical handbooks and became an immensely valuable and accessible resource for experienced and novice practitioners, as well as for professors and students of conflict management who needed a deep yet practical view of conflict and methods for dealing with it. The Dynamics of Conflict is the second edition of Mayer's classic book. While building on the strengths of the first edition, this thoroughly revised and updated book keeps pace with the most current trends and research in the field and explores four key concepts: interactional dynamics, system dynamics, culture and conflict, and conflict engagement. Like the first edition, the focus of the new edition is on the ways we can productively think about conflict and conflict intervention, rather than on specific techniques and processes. Mayer presents ideas about conflict as a set of conceptual tools that build on one another and contribute to a multifaceted view of conflict and conflict intervention but that also stand on their own. Filled with illustrative examples, the book draws from the author's thirty years of experience with interpersonal, family, community, organizational, labor management, environmental, public policy, and international disputes and includes instances of conflicts that have been in the news. In addition, this vital resource contains information on the most important work that has been done in the past decade on culture, systems, and conflict engagement and shows how conflict concepts apply to new technologies such as online communication and conflict resolution efforts on the Web. In the concluding chapter Mayer explores how conflict intervention efforts fit into more general values about peace, democracy, and social justice, and the personal impact that conflict work as a field has on conflict specialists.

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The ultimate guide to dealing with hedge fund risk in a post-Great Recession world Hedge funds have been faced with a variety of new challenges as a result of the ongoing financial crisis. The simultaneous collapse of major financial institutions that were their trading counterparties and service providers, fundamental and systemic increases in market volatility and illiquidity, and unrelenting demands from investors to redeem their hedge fund investments have conspired to make the climate for hedge funds extremely uncomfortable. As a result, many funds have failed or been forced to close due to poor performance. Managing Hedge Fund Risk and Financing: Adapting to a New Era brings together the many lessons learned from the recent crisis. Advising hedge fund managers and CFOs on how to manage the risk of their investment strategies and structure relationships to best insulate their firms and investors from the failures of financial counterparties, the book looks in detail at the various methodologies for managing hedge fund market, credit, and operational risks depending on the hedge fund's investment strategy. Also covering best practice ISDA, Prime Brokerage, Fee and Margin Lock Up, and including tips for Committed Facility lending contracts, the book includes everything you need to know to learn from the events of the past to inform your future hedge fund dealings. Shows how to manage hedge fund risk through the application of financial risk modelling and measurement techniques as well as the structuring of financial relationships with investors, regulators, creditors, and trading counterparties Written by a global finance expert, David Belmont, who worked closely with hedge fund clients during the crisis and experienced first hand what works Explains how to profit from the financial crisis In the wake of the Financial Crisis there have been calls for more stringent management of hedge fund risk, and this timely book offers comprehensive guidelines for CFOs looking to ensure world-class levels of corporate governance.

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Praise for Boardroom Realities «Authored by a 'who's who' roster of governance experts, Boardroom Realities covers the latest trends in board leadership and performance as well as talent management for the board and the C-suite—all critical topics for any director serious about board service today.» —Kenneth Daly, president and CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors «If leadership and effectiveness in the boardroom were important in a more benign environment, they're absolutely vital in today's tumultuous times. Boardroom Realities provides a modern and detailed road map to help steer chairmen, CEOs, and boards through these uncharted governance waters.» —Peter Weinberg, partner, Perella Weinberg Partners «Jay Conger's Boardroom Realities offers a unique perspective on governance through leadership, rather than compliance, and should compel all directors to revisit the focus of board deliberations, especially at this time of unprecedented economic and financial turmoil.» —Alison A. Winter, cofounder, WomenCorporateDirectors, and a corporate director for Nordstrom, Inc. «Boardroom Realities is a very comprehensive compilation of useful insights on key issues that boards must deal with every day. It's an excellent resource for board members as well as members of management who must work together to ensure good governance on behalf of shareholders.» —Ronald D. Sugar, chairman of the board and CEO, Northrop Grumman Corporation «Jay Conger has collected critical insights and the latest thinking on board leadership from many of today's foremost governance thinkers. Boardroom Realities is a must for your board and for any comprehensive corporate governance library.» —Ralph D. Ward, publisher, Boardroom INSIDER, and author, The New Boardroom Leaders

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Islamic Branding and Marketing: Creating A Global Islamic Business provides a complete guide to building brands in the largest consumer market in the world. The global Muslim market is now approximately 23 percent of the world's population, and is projected to grow by about 35 percent in the next 20 years. If current trends continue, there are expected to be 2.2 billion Muslims in 2030 that will make up 26.4 percent of the world's total projected population of 8.3 billion. As companies currently compete for the markets of China and India, few have realized the global Muslim market represents potentially larger opportunities. Author Paul Temporal explains how to develop and manage brands and businesses for the fast-growing Muslim market through sophisticated strategies that will ensure sustainable value, and addresses issues such as: How is the global Muslim market structured? What opportunities are there in Islamic brand categories, including the digital world? What strategies should non-Muslim companies adopt in Muslim countries? More than 30 case studies illustrate practical applications of the topics covered, including Brunei Halal Brand, Godiva Chocolatier, Johor Corporations, Nestle, Unilever, Fulla, Muxlim Inc, and more. Whether you are in control of an established company, starting up a new one, or have responsibility for a brand within an Islamic country looking for growth, Islamic Branding and Marketing is an indispensable resource that will help build, improve and secure brand equity and value for your company.

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In The Credible Company, communication expert Roger D?Aprix provides a logical and tested strategy to inform skeptical employees in a time of turbulent change. With information being the lifeblood of today?s intellectual-capital assembly line, D?Aprix explains, the internal communication task has taken on an unprecedented importance. Drawing on his experience as a corporate communication executive and consultant, the author offers a practical prescription for effective communication: INFORMS (as in a communication strategy that informs). Based on the principles of Information, Needs on the Job, Face-to-Face Communication, Openness, Research, Marketplace, and Strategy, INFORMS provides a winning formula for those with the insight and motivation to work for greater credibility within companies and other institutional organizations. Throughout the book, D?Aprix provides numerous illustrative examples from his rich consulting experience as lessons in what to do and what not to do in communicating with the workforce.