The Manager s Guide to Effective Meetings

Author: Barbara J Streibel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071415484
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now translated into 11 languages! This reader-friendly, icon-rich series is must reading for all managers at every level All managers, whether brand new to their positions or well established in the corporate heirarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations. The Manager's Guide to Effective Meetings is a hands-on guide to planning and conducting meetings that fellow professionals will want to attend. It provides techniques for keeping a meeting focused and on target, reveals latest tools for meeting "virtually," and more. This latest addition to the popular Briefcase Books series will prove invaluable to anyone who has to plan or conduct meetings, in any environment.

Contested Communities

Author: Thomas Miller Klubock
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822320920
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Contested Communities Thomas Miller Klubock analyzes the experiences of the El Teniente copper miners during the first fifty years of the twentieth century. Describing the everyday life and culture of the mining community, its impact on Chilean politics and national events, and the sense of self and identity working-class men and women developed in the foreign-owned enclave, Klubock provides important insights into the cultural and social history of Chile. Klubock shows how a militant working-class community was established through the interplay between capitalist development, state formation, and the ideologies of gender. In describing how the North American copper company attempted to reconfigure and reform the work and social-cultural lives of men and women who migrated to the mine, Klubock demonstrates how struggles between labor and capital took place on a gendered field of power and reconstituted social constructions of masculinity and femininity. As a result, Contested Communities describes more accurately than any previous study the nature of grassroots labor militancy, working-class culture, and everyday politics of gender relations during crucial years of the Chilean Popular Front in the 1930s and 1940s.

Occupational Safety and Hygiene

Author: Pedro Arezes
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138000477
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Occupational Safety and Hygiene presents selected papers from the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene – SHO2013 (Guimarães, Portugal, 14-15 February 2013), which was organized by the Portuguese Society for Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SPOSHO). The contributions from 15 different countries focus on: - Occupational safety - Risk assessment - Safety management - Ergonomics - Management systems - Environmental ergonomics - Physical environments - Construction safety - Human factors The papers included in the book are mainly based on research carried out at universities and other research institutions, but they are also based on practical studies developed by Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) practitioners within their companies. As a result, this book will be useful to get acquainted with the state-of-the-art of the research within the aforementioned domains, as well as with some practical tools and approaches that are currently used by OHS professionals worldwide.

Career Quizzes

Author: John J. Liptak
Publisher: Jist Works
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Career Quizzes helps readers look inside themselves and make better choices. A career counsellor for 20 years and one of the America's leading developers of career assessments, author John Liptak takes readers on a journey of self-discovery that will help them find work they love and develop their career from start to finish. Each chapter centers on an easy, fun, and revealing assessment that coaches job seekers through the successive steps in the career exploration and job search process. The book includes assessments of job satisfaction, work/life balance, career needs, interests and skills, work values, personality, entrepreneurial readiness, and much more. Most importantly, unlike many other assessment, based books on the market, Career Quizzes not only helps job seekers discover a rewarding career path, but it helps them walk that path as well.

Knowledge Management Tools

Author: Rudy Ruggles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136389679
Format: PDF, ePub
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The third in the readers series Resources for the Knowledge-Based Economy, Knowledge Management Tools analyzes the use of knowledge management tools in the past, present and future. It helps managers and companies utilize what they know. The selections in this volume were carefully chosen to represent the strengths and weaknesses, and pros and cons of using technology to support knowledge-based activities. They acknowledge that, although tools alone are not the answer to the difficult questions surrounding knowledge management, if utilized effectively tools can open up new realms of innovation and efficiency for today's knowledge-driven businesses.

The Education of an Architect

Author: John Hejduk
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847809707
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shows projects developed by the students and faculty of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

Cadiz

Author: Benito Prez Galds
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548483876
Format: PDF, ePub
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Cadiz es la octava novela de la primera serie de los Episodios Nacionales de Benito Perez Galdos. Continua con el relato novelado de la Guerra de Independencia entre Espana y Francia. En esta entrega se hace una pausa en la descripcion de las hazanas belicas para centrar la accion en la relacion entre el protagonista, Gabriel de Araceli, y su amada Ines, con el trasfondo historico de las Cortes de Cadiz de 1812 en pleno asedio de las tropas francesas. Gabriel frecuenta la casa de dona Flora, donde se encuentra alojada la condesa Amaranta. Esta le cuenta que esta esperanzada porque un apuesto ingles, lord Gray, esta cortejando a Ines, y tal vez la rescate de su destino. Ines vive practicamente enclaustrada en casa de dona Maria, su futura suegra, empenada en casarla con Diego de Rumblar, su hijo tarambana y sin mucha sesera. Efectivamente, lord Gray frecuenta la casa, pero no por el motivo que Amaranta cree. Grabriel, celoso, se deja ver tambien por casa de dona Maria pero, muy a su pesar, se hace amigo de lord Gray. Asistimos, entre tanto, a las tertulias politicas que tienen lugar en las dos casas, de ambiente liberal en casa de dona Flora y fuertemente conservador en casa de dona Maria. A quien pretende Lord Gray es a Asuncion, la hija mayor de dona Maria, que va para monja. La pasion amorosa lo posee hasta tal punto que enloquece en el transcurso de la novela. Asuncion y el planean huir de la ciudad, y lord Gray la saca una noche de la casa. Enterado de ello, Gabriel cree que es con Ines con quien piensa huir y, en un ataque de celos, se las ingenia para entrar tambien en casa de dona Maria. Alli encuentra a Ines deambulando por la casa en busca de Asuncion. Aprovechando la coyuntura, la saca de su encierro y la lleva a casa de dona Flora, donde Ines por fin descubre que Amaranta es, en realidad, su madre. Asuncion se arrepiente y regresa a casa esa misma noche. Dona Maria, cuando por la manana descubre la ausencia de Ines, denuncia a Amaranta a las autoridades. Al dia siguiente Ines es devuelta a su reclusion, pero Asuncion vuelve a desaparecer: lord Gray ha regresado por la noche para secuestrarla. Fuera de si, el ingles la maltrata antes de devolverla a su casa, donde su madre la repudia. Los Episodios nacionales de Benito Perez Galdos constituyen un friso historico que recrea la historia de Espana desde la batalla de Trafalgar (1805) hasta los primeros anos de la Restauracion. Cadiz es el octavo relato de la primera de las cinco series que integran los Episodios. El tono moderadamente optimista de la primera serie responde al intento de vincular la constitucion de la nueva clase burguesa, de marcado caracter progresista, con la creacion ideologica del concepto de nacion y patria en un sentido moderno. Pero en la escala valorativa de Galdos la novela esta un punto por encima de la Historia y Cadiz marca un hito en esta linea continuada de evolucion conceptual. Si bien la fidelidad del autor a las fuentes historiograficas es desigual a lo largo de los distintos momentos del relato, resulta, sin embargo, dificil imaginar como en un unico episodio se podria ofrecer un panorama mas sintetico y exacto del proceso politico vivido por la nacion simultaneamente a la Guerra de la Independencia."

National EHealth Strategy Toolkit

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789241548465
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Worldwide, the application of information and communication technologies to support national health-care services is rapidly expanding and increasingly important. This is especially so at a time when all health systems face stringent economic challenges and greater demands to provide more and better care, especially to those most in need. The National eHealth Strategy Toolkit is an expert, practical guide that provides governments, their ministries and stakeholders with a solid foundation and method for the development and implementation of a national eHealth vision, action plan and monitoring framework. All countries, whatever their level of development, can adapt the Toolkit to suit their own circumstances. Representing one of the most significant collaborations in recent years between the World Health Organization and the International Telecommunication Union, the Toolkit is a landmark in understanding what eHealth is, what it can do, and why and how it should be applied to health care today.