El mantra del talento
Author: José Manuel Casado
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
La mayoría de las organizaciones tienen un doble discurso en cuanto a la gestión de personas: uno público y manifiesto, y otro privado y latente. El primero es el habitual de puertas afuera y declara que lo más importante son las personas. El segundo, del que no se hace publicidad, es el que se lleva a la práctica cuando los resultados empresariales no son los esperados y se prescinde de los mejores colaboradores para salvar la cuenta de resultados. En realidad, tal y como defiende José Manuel Casado en El mantra del talento, la peor decisión que puede tomar una empresa es despedir a sus empleados más cualificados. Para ello analiza las empresas que desarrollan una política adecuada de gestión de personas -las que basan sus decisiones pensando tanto en las personas como en la empresa-, y que, como contrapartida, obtienen los mejores resultados empresariales, llegando incluso a mejorar los de su competencia. Ambos objetivos –personas y cuenta de resultados- son perfectamente compatibles si sabemos gestionarlos correctamente.
Despierta el talento
Author: Roberto Luna
Publisher: LID Editorial
Desde ocho ángulos diferentes y a través de monólogos, historias y experiencias el autor explica cómo desarrollar el talento, algo básico tanto para las empresas como para los profesionales. Con un lenguaje ameno y un estilo sencillo y directo, el autor ofrece todas las claves necesarias para el desarrollo del talento en sus ocho vertientes fundamentales, tales como el liderazgo de equipos, la inteligencia emocional, el emprendimiento, las habilidades comerciales y orientación al cliente o la empleabilidad para quienes quieren mejorar su puesto de trabajo o encontrar empleo.
Author: Richard Sennett
Publisher: Yale University Press
Living with people who differ—racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically—is the most urgent challenge facing civil society today. We tend socially to avoid engaging with people unlike ourselves, and modern politics encourages the politics of the tribe rather than of the city. In this thought-provoking book, Richard Sennett discusses why this has happened and what might be done about it. Sennett contends that cooperation is a craft, and the foundations for skillful cooperation lie in learning to listen well and discuss rather than debate. In Together he explores how people can cooperate online, on street corners, in schools, at work, and in local politics. He traces the evolution of cooperative rituals from medieval times to today, and in situations as diverse as slave communities, socialist groups in Paris, and workers on Wall Street. Divided into three parts, the book addresses the nature of cooperation, why it has become weak, and how it could be strengthened. The author warns that we must learn the craft of cooperation if we are to make our complex society prosper, yet he reassures us that we can do this, for the capacity for cooperation is embedded in human nature.
Incentives and Performance
Author: Isabell M. Welpe, Jutta Wollersheim, Stefanie Ringelhan, Margit Osterloh
This book contributes to the current discussion in society, politics and higher education on innovation capacity and the financial and non-financial incentives for researchers. The expert contributions in the book deal with implementation of incentive systems at higher education institutions in order to foster innovation. On the other hand, the book also discusses the extent to which governance structures from economy can be transferred to universities and how scientific performance can be measured and evaluated. This book is essential for decision-makers in knowledge-intensive organizations and higher-educational institutions dealing with the topic of performance management.
Green Social Work
Author: Lena Dominelli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Social work is the profession that claims to intervene to enhance people's well-being. However, social workers have played a low-key role in environmental issues that increasingly impact on people's well-being, both locally and globally. This compelling new contribution confronts this topic head-on, examining environmental issues from a social work perspective. Lena Dominelli draws attention to the important voice of practitioners working on the ground in the aftermath of environmental disasters, whether these are caused by climate change, industrial accidents or human conflict. The author explores the concept of ‘green social work' and its role in using environmental crises to address poverty and other forms of structural inequalities, to obtain more equitable allocations of limited natural resources and to tackle global socio-political forces that have a damaging impact upon the quality of life of poor and marginalized populations at local levels. The resolution of these matters is linked to community initiatives that social workers can engage in to ensure that the quality of life of poor people can be enhanced without costing the Earth. This important book will appeal to those in the fields of social work, social policy, sociology and human geography. It powerfully reveals how environmental issues are an integral part of social work's remit if it is to retain its currency in the modern world and emphasize its relevance to the social issues that societies have to resolve in the twenty-first century.
Author: Cornel Sandvoss
Explores the social, cultural, and psychological premises and consequences of fan consumption. This book describes the nature and development of whole fan cultures, and focuses on the experience and identity of the individual fan.
Managers As Mentors
Author: Chip R. Bell, Marshall Goldsmith
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED This latest edition of the classic Managers as Mentors is a rapid-fire read that guides leaders in helping associates grow in today's tumultuous organizations. Thoroughly revised throughout with twelve new chapters, this edition places increased emphasis on the mentor acting as a learning catalyst with the protégé rather than simply handing down knowledge. As with previous editions, a fictional case study of a mentor-protégé relationship runs through the book. But now this is augmented with interviews with six top US CEOs. New chapters cover topics such as the role of mentoring in spurring innovation and mentoring a diverse and dispersed workforce accustomed to interacting digitally. Also new to this edition is the Mentor's Toolkit, six resources to help in developing the mentor-protégé relationship. This hands-on guide teaches leaders to be the kind of confident coaches integral to learning organizations.
In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this book, Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical accounts of the nature, function, and interpretation of the arts. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, along with the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art.
Learn or Die
Author: Edward D. Hess
Publisher: Columbia University Press
To compete with today's increasing globalization and rapidly evolving technologies, individuals and organizations must take their ability to learn—the foundation for continuous improvement, operational excellence, and innovation—to a much higher level. In Learn or Die, Edward D. Hess combines recent advances in neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, and education with key research on high-performance businesses to create an actionable blueprint for becoming a leading-edge learning organization. Learn or Die examines the process of learning from an individual and an organizational standpoint. From an individual perspective, the book discusses the cognitive, emotional, motivational, attitudinal, and behavioral factors that promote better learning. Organizationally, Learn or Die focuses on the kinds of structures, culture, leadership, employee learning behaviors, and human resource policies that are necessary to create an environment that enables critical and innovative thinking, learning conversations, and collaboration. The volume also provides strategies to mitigate the reality that humans can be reflexive, lazy thinkers who seek confirmation of what they believe to be true and affirmation of their self-image. Exemplar learning organizations discussed include the secretive Bridgewater Associates, LP; Intuit, Inc.; United Parcel Service (UPS); W. L. Gore & Associates; and IDEO.
Transnational society is a new field of study, just as brain circulation is a new development strategy for the global South. This book contributes to the growing scholarship on transnational society and brain circulation, thus highlighting the dynamic social practices already underway
Author: Orlando Albornoz
Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca (Moià, Barcelona, 1959) is internationally renowned for his activities in mechatronic performances and his interactive installations. From his earliest days, as founder of the theatre company La Fura dels Baus in 1979, Marcel·lí has assembled his own special universe of interests, to which he has contributed (among other things) his interest in Outsider Art, the trends of the 1960s, technology, science, comics and popular traditions. This personal universe is completed by his embracing of particular aspects of the human experience such as food, sex and death.0For over two decades, the performance art that lies at the heart of Marcel·lí?s work has been immersed in digital technology. During this time, he has developed a working procedure he has dubbed?Systematurgy?; a practice that is characterized by the concept of user participation. 0This book explains the concept of 'Systematurgy' through a first- person narrative that also offers us an insight into the genesis and form of projects ranging from Joan, l?home de Carn (1992) to the exhibition 'Systematurgy: Performances, Devices and Drawings', that was showed at Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona (2014) and lends its title to this book. Included within these pages is a glossary of the artist?s concepts, along with his manifestos and a full chronology of his artistic activities.0.
Author: Hugh Greene
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Schrodinger's God is a tense psychological thriller and the fourth novel in the Dr Power and Superintendent Lynch series, set in Northern Spain and leafy Cheshire. A peaceful holiday walking St James's Way to Santiago del Compostela takes a tragic turn leaving Power and Lynch trying to solve two shocking murders, while unraveling secrets and a conspiracy that spans the Continent. Schrodinger's God follows The Darkening Sky, The Fire of Love and The Good Shepherd. www.hughgreene.com Cover by Paul Imrie
Author: Christian Ulrik Andersen, Søren Pold
Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
The volume critically investigates the aesthetics of interfaces in ways that transcend the iconic surface of the graphical user interface and goes beyond the buttons. Ultimately the book develops interface aesthetics as an appropriate paradigm for a critical discussion of the computer. --Book Jacket.