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Innovation in Scientific Research and Emerging Technologies: A Challenge to Ethics and Law

$7.10

This book discusses the ethical and legal challenges related to innovations, with reference to both scientific research and emerging technologies. It analyzes scientific research with specific reference to experimentation, with a focus on vulnerable people (minors, women, people in developing countries), compassionate care, biobanks and ethical committees. In the context of emerging technologies, it examines the ethical and legal aspects of neuroscience, genomics, ICT, big data, biometrics, converging technologies, enhancement and robotics. The book provides conceptual tools and categories to help readers understand and acquire a critical awareness of the current debates in the field.

Innovation Lab Excellence: Digital Transformation from Within

$24.45

Innovation Lab Excellence dives past the slick surface of espresso machines, youthful techies and creatively designed co-working spaces to examine, in detail, the conditions and practices necessary for a lab and innovation to initiate and thrive. This book goes behind the scenes of working innovation labs to distill a rigorous set of best practices. Apply these to unleash the innovation that will give your enterprise a digital competitive advantage. Written by an award-winning expert in financial technology and global manager of multiple labs, this book reveals:  How innovation labs went from exotic add-ons to must-haves, and the unique challenges they face;   How a detailed array of best practices will help your lab excel and be better focused to serve your business interests;   How a human-centric focus is the key to adopting new technology, and to gaining acceptance of both innovators and innovation;   Where you need to rethink what you know about adopting new technology.   This guide pulls no punches. It offers expert analysis of the most typical problems—and their solutions—so that your innovation can transcend the hype and achieve tangible results.   Innovation Lab Excellence is a must-read if you manage an innovation lab, work in one, or are a business manager engaged with one.   About the Author Richard Turrin is an award-winning executive with more than 20 years of experience in fintech innovation. He is an independent Fintech and AI consultant, helping clients navigate the unchartered waters associated with the latest cognitive technologies. He previously headed fintech for IBM Cognitive Studios Singapore (IBM’s Innovation Lab) and worked for IBM China where he led his team to win the prestigious “Risk Technology Product of the Year” award for his unique hybrid-cloud solution to risk analytics. 

Inspiring Leadership: A Guide To Mastering Leadership, Business Management, Organisation, Development and Building High…

$14.95

Everyone, at some point in their life, will be asked to be a LeaderWhilst some are naturally blessed with leadership skills others can still learn to become leaders through improving particular skills.Steve Jobs is a famous example of someone who was probably not born to be a leader. Yet he went on to become one of the world’s most inspiring leaders.  Leadership skills are highly sought after by employers and are also essential to lasting success in business and life. But the problem with most leadership books is that they are just common knowledge, taken from other writers and not useful. This book presents proven skills and qualities that are tried and tested to help you develop into your greatest potential as a leader. Become more than just “the boss” people follow only because they have to. Instead master the ability to inspire and lead people.In This Book You Will Discover:The Pillars of Building A Successful Company Culture & High Performance TeamsUsing Your 30% Innate Talents to Turn You Into a Great LeaderWhy The Greatest Gift from a Leader is Having a Sense of PurposeFamily Leadership – Becoming a Successful & Effective Parent Simple Ways To Motivate & Inspire Your People During Difficult TimesFear-Vs-Respect & Why Leading Through Fear Is Never The AnswerListening – The Secret Weapon of Powerful Leaders + The Keys To Successfully Implementing ItHow Authenticity Makes a Leader More “Real’ + The 5 Basics That Make a Leader More AuthenticLeadership Lessons from History’s Most Powerful (Napoleon, Sun Tzu, Machiavelli and more)The Perils, Advantages + When To Use Trump’s Autocratic Leadership Style The Five Major Elements of Emotional Intelligence + Using Them To Become A Better LeaderWhat Makes a Good Leader & Does Gender Matter?And much, much more…Are you ready to advance your personal or professional influence and become a great leader? If so..take action now to increase your leadership skills, expand your influence and achieve your leadership vision by Reading This Book

Internet Computing: Principles of Distributed Systems and Emerging Internet-Based Technologies

$51.54

This book introduces the reader to the fundamentals of contemporary, emerging and future technologies and services in Internet computing. It covers essential concepts such as distributed systems architectures and web technologies, contemporary paradigms such as cloud computing and the Internet of things, and emerging technologies like distributed ledger technologies and fog computing. The book also highlights the interconnection and recombination of these Internet-based technologies, which together form a critical information infrastructure with major impacts on individuals, organizations, governments, economies, and society as a whole.Intended as a textbook for upper undergraduate and graduate classes, it features a wealth of examples, learning goals and summaries for every chapter, numerous recommendations for further reading, and questions for checking students’ comprehension. A dedicated author website offers additional teaching material and more elaborate examples. Accordingly, the book enables students and young professionals in IT-related fields to familiarize themselves with the Internet’s basic mechanisms, and with the most promising Internet-based technologies of our time. 

Introduction To Project Management For Your Fix And Flip

$12.99

Introduction to Project Management- Fix & Flip gives you an indepth look into Fixing & Flipping your renovation project. Written by a seasoned investor with over 100 completed projects under her belt. This book dives into the importance of project management to make your project a success.It includes worksheets for cost estimations and inspection checklist.All the knowledge you need to have a successful project.

It’s the Manager: Moving From Boss to Coach

$25.45

Packed with 52 discoveries from Gallup’s largest study on the future of work, It’s the Manager shows leaders how to adapt their organizations to rapid change, ranging from new workplace demands to managing remote employees, a diverse workforce, the rise of artificial intelligence, gig workers, and attracting – and keeping – today’s best employees. Who is the most important person in your organization to lead your teams through these changes? Gallup research reveals: It’s your managers.While the world’s workplace has been going through extraordinary historical change, the practice of management has been stuck in time for more than 30 years. The new workforce — especially younger generations — wants their work to have deep mission and purpose, and they don’t want old-style command-and-control bosses. They want coaches who inspire them, communicate with them frequently and develop their strengths. Who is the most important person in your organization to lead your teams through these changes? Decades of global Gallup research reveal: It’s your managers. They are the ones who make or break your organization’s success. When you have great managers who can maximize the potential of every team member, you will see organic revenue and profit growth, and you will give every one of your employees what they most want today: a great job and a great life. This is the future of work. It’s the Manager includes exclusive content from Gallup Access — Gallup’s new workplace platform, chock full of additional content, tools and solutions for business. Your book comes with a code for the CliftonStrengths assessment, which reveals your top five strengths.  

Lead-free Soldering Process Development and Reliability (Quality and Reliability Engineering Series)

$125.31

This book discusses ongoing issues in electronics manufacturing production. Each topic is discussed by those who have conducted work in the field and can provide insight into what are the most important areas to consider. The book gives updates in areas for which research is ongoing, and addresses new topics which are relevant to lead-free soldering. Among the key topics the book highlights are emerging environmental legislation, developments in process engineering, alloys, PCB surface finishes, PCB laminates, reliability assessments and standards. A practicing engineer will find the book of use as it goes into these and other topics in sufficient detail to make it informative and a good practical guide to address issues of concern in these areas.

Leadershift Workbook: Making the Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace

$17.99

Lead-er-shift [verb]: The act of nimbly adapting one’s leadership in the midst of rapid change.The term leadershift may be new to you, but the climate of change that demands it is not. As a leader, you already know that it takes more than staying the course to be successful. The key to not just surviving but to continual innovation, improvement, and influence is to learn how to leadershift.In the Leadershift Workbook, based on the bestselling book of the same name, author John C. Maxwell helps leaders make the changes the current fast-paced environment demands. He begins by helping leaders embrace seven principles to face every situation with flexibility and confidence:Continually learn, unlearn, and relearnValue yesterday, but live in todayRely on speed, but thrive on timingSee the big picture as the picture keeps getting biggerLive in today, but think about tomorrowMove forward courageously in the midst of uncertaintyRealize today’s best will not meet tomorrow’s challengesIn each of the lessons in this workbook, John shares the critical shifts he has personally made over the course of his long and successful leadership career, including the Adaptive Shift from Plan A to Option A, the Production Shift from Ladder Climbing to Ladder Building, and the Influence Shift from Positional Authority to Moral Authority. These leadershifts will change the way you think, act, and ultimately lead so you can be proactive and successful in an ever-changing world.Designed for use with the Leadershift book (9780718098506).

Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace

$15.55

Internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell teaches readers how to shift their leadership to keep innovating, improving, and influencing others in today’s fast-paced world.Change is so rapid today that leaders must do much more than stay the course to be successful. If they aren’t nimble and ready to adapt, they won’t survive. The key is to learn how to leadershift.In Leadershift, John C. Maxwell helps leaders gain the ability and willingness to make leadership changes that will positively enhance their organizational and personal growth. He does this by sharing the eleven shifts he made over the course of his long and successful leadership career. Each shift changed his trajectory and set him up for new and exciting achievements, ultimately strengthening and sustaining his leadership abilities and making him the admired leadership expert he is today.Among those leadershifts are the Adaptive Shift from Plan A to Option A, the Production Shift from Ladder Climbing to Ladder Building, and the Influence Shift from Positional Authority to Moral Authority. Maxwell gives specific guidance to readers about how to make these shifts in their own lives. Each one requires them to change the way they think, act, and ultimately lead so they can be successful in a world that never remains the same.

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

$9.39

This third edition of an international bestseller–over 2 million copies sold worldwide and translated into 33 languages–details how its powerful insights on motivation, conflict, and collaboration can benefit organizations as well as individuals. Since its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become an international word-of-mouth phenomenon. Rather than tapering off, it sells more copies every year. The book’s central insight–that the key to leadership lies not in what we do but in who we are–has proven to have powerful implications not only for organizational leadership but in readers’ personal lives as well. Leadership and Self-Deception uses an entertaining story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges at work and at home to expose the fascinating ways that we blind ourselves to our true motivations and unwittingly sabotage the effectiveness of our own efforts to achieve happiness and increase happiness. We trap ourselves in a “box” of endless self-justification. Most importantly, the book shows us the way out. Readers will discover what millions already have learned–how to consistently tap into and act on their innate sense of what’s right, dramatically improving all of their relationships.

Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual

$15.66

#1 New York Times Bestseller #1 USA Today bestsellerThe ultimate guide on leadership from the bestselling co-author of Extreme Ownership.In the military, a field manual provides instructions in simple, clear, step-by-step language to help soldiers complete their mission. In the civilian sector, books offer information on everything from fixing a leaky faucet to developing an effective workout program to cooking a good steak. But what if you are promoted into a new position leading your former peers? What if you don’t get selected for the leadership position you wanted? How do you overcome imposter syndrome, when you aren’t sure you should be leading? As a leader, how do you judiciously dole out punishment? What about reward? How do you build trust with your both your superiors and your subordinates? How do you deliver truthful criticism up and down the chain of command in a tactful and positive way? These are all questions about leadership―the most complex of all human endeavors. And while there are books out there that provide solid leadership principles, books like Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership, there is no leadership field manual that provides a direct, situational, pragmatic how-to guide that anyone can instantly put to use. Until now. Leadership Strategy and Tactics explains how to take leadership theory, quickly translate that theory into applicable strategy, and then put leadership into action at a tactical level. This book is the solution that leaders at every level need―not just to understand the leadership game, but also how to play the leadership game, and win it.

Leadership: Theory and Practice

$80.75

In this fully updated Eight Edition of Leadership: Theory and Practice, a new chapter on Followership examines the central role followers play in the leadership process and unpacks the characteristics of both effective and ineffective followers. The new edition also includes a new Ethical Leadership Style Questionnaire and new coverage on the dark side of leadership and destructive leadership.  Adopted at more than 1600 institutions in 89 countries and translated into 13 different languages, this market leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and special emphasis on how leadership theory can inform leadership practice. Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter, allowing students to easily compare and contrast the various theories. Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their personal understanding of their own leadership.   

Leading Change: How Successful Leaders Approach Change Management

$29.95

It is often claimed that 70% of organizational change efforts fail, despite the popularity of linear change models, such as Kotter’s 8-step model. The reason few change efforts succeed as intended is because they are based on two implicit assumptions: that the leader or leadership team will come up with a vision and then succeed in persuading the rest of the organization to follow, and that people will happily embrace change without being afforded the opportunity to make their own meaning of that change.Leading Change offers an alternative.  It provides a framework for change that opens opportunities for people within the organization to play a significant role in the process.  Supported by academic research, and grounded with a range of examples and cases, the book offers a valuable approach to successful change management.

Leading Exponential Change: Go beyond Agile and Scrum to run even better business transformations

$22.00

Leading Exponential Change (second edition, May 2019) unveils the secrets of Enterprise Agility.The way companies manage change has undergone dramatic shifts, and organizations have tried to adapt to relentless market innovations by using artificial intelligence, Big Data, the Scrum Framework, increasingly connected people, and new mind-sets such as Agile or Lean. But all these approaches have only established disruptive change as a new, relentless reality.In Leading Exponential Change, world-renowned consultant Erich R. Bühler shares the secrets that differentiate truly remarkable companies from those that fail to adapt to today’s constantly changing market conditions.During his years on the front lines, the author recognized that no two companies were the same—and that what worked in one enterprise might not work in another. He studied a wide range of organizations to determine the specific behaviors and mind-sets needed to embrace change.One thing became clear: human beings are not physiologically prepared for constant alterations in processes, roles, and ways of working. Realizing that a new approach was needed, Bühler developed a set of revolutionary principles and techniques to create responsive people and organizations that challenged traditional thinking (and many Agile concepts).Drawing on his experience as an international change consultant, the author takes you deep into why companies struggle to adapt even when they have the right people. He also analyzes the reasons some consultants face endless obstacles and resistance to change while others succeed.This groundbreaking book offers new foundations to help company leaders, managers, Agile consultants, HR representatives, mentors, and scrum masters become skilled at helping others to influence change.Here readers find five types of Agility—including Mental Agility and how to increase it! Bühler also explains two game-changing frameworks for increasing adaptability to change: the ELSA framework, ideal for environments where people welcome change, and DeLTA, which helps manage change in companies with hostile work environments.Drawing from years of experience and employing an easy-to-follow approach, Bühler also addresses the differences between Agile and Enterprise/Business Agility, explores what happens to the brain during change, explains methods for improving innovation, and teaches important concepts about organizational psychology and the neuroscience of change.Between the first and second editions, Bühler traveled around the world interviewing change consultants from different countries and cultures to verify which of his techniques had a positive impact and which ones needed to be improved.Bolstered by this new data, the second edition of Leading Exponential Change is packed with new paradigms, practices, ready-to-use tools, and real-life stories from the author and other industry-revered consultants specializing in innovation, human resources, and coaching.Paperback and ebook editions are available in Spanish (Lidera el cambio exponencial) and Portuguese (Lidere a Mudança Exponencial), and this second edition is also available on audio for listening on the go.

Leading Successful Change, Revised and Updated Edition: 8 Keys to Making Change Work

$16.99

“Few people have more experience guiding organizational change than Greg Shea and Cassie Solomon.” —Adam Grant, New York Times–bestselling author, Originals and Give and TakeFeatured on CNBC and in Harvard Business Review and Fast Company, Leading Successful Change is now updated for 2020 and beyond to help leaders successfully navigate the ever-increasing pace of change.When Jack Dorsey returned to Twitter as CEO in 2015, the company was in trouble. But unlike so many other social media platforms that have crumbled under tough conditions, Twitter is still alive—and thriving. How did Twitter turn itself around in one of the most turbulent and competitive industries? The change management approach of authors Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon guided a significant area of the organization’s turnaround effort. In this revised and updated edition of Leading Successful Change, Shea and Solomon share success stories from a host of companies including Twitter, Viacom, and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, offering a tested method for leading successful change, which they have developed over a combined 50 years of helping organizations do just that. In Leading Successful Change, Shea and Solomon share: Why most change efforts failThe two key tenets for making successful changeHow to create a scene that will provide a vision of the futureThe 8 Levers of Change, a tried-and-true method for designing the work environment to support the changesHow winning companies—from IKEA to Whirlpool—are successfully implementing changeChange is not optional and it is difficult—but it is also not impossible—with Leading Successful Change.“A must-use guide for anyone who is faced with leading others to a future that is better than today.” —Annie McKee, author, How to Be Happy at Work.“Greg Shea and Cassie Solomon have written a novel and valuable resource for leaders of change.” —Michael Useem, Professor of Management, The Wharton School, and author, The Leader’s Checklist“Wonderfully concise.” —Richard J. Green, Board Chairman and CEO, Firstrust Bank“The handbook for positive disruption for any leader in any industry in the 2020s.” —Stephen K. Klasko, President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University; Distinguished Fellow for the Future of Health, World Economic Forum

Lean Change Managment: Innovative Practices For Managing Organizational Change

$29.00

This book will help you implement successful change and bypass change resistance by co-creating change. The book will do that through examples of how innovative practices can dramatically improve the success of change programs. These practices combine ideas from the Agile, Lean Startup, change management, organizational development and psychology communities. This book will change how you think about change. In this book we will cover: Why does change resistance emerge and what you should NOT do about it. And of course, how to harness that human reaction to the benefit of all involved in the change process. Step-by-step descriptions of how we combined ideas from many change methods and frameworks to develop a customized change management process that was right for The Commission. How you can customize your own change program just like we did at The Commission. How you can involve the people affected in the change in the design of that change. Directly contributing to the success of the change program. A newly appointed CIO had shaken the place up with some big changes, including a transition away from traditional management practices and towards Agile practices. How to implement these modern approaches to management in a very traditional organization? A new approach to change was needed. Lean Change Management was needed. This book describes how myself and team of change agents helped The Commission transform from an old-school public sector to a modern Agile organization. Was it easy? Of course not. But it was possible because of the innovative practices for Change Management that I describe in this book.