Smart Work

Author: Dermot Crowley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0730324362
Format: PDF
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Organise your way to renewed focus and calm Smart Work is the busy professional's guide to getting organised in the digital workplace. Are you drowning in constant emails, phone calls, paperwork, interruptions and meeting actions? This book throws you a lifeline by showing you how to take advantage of your digital tools to reprioritise, refocus and get back to doing the important work. You may already have the latest technology, but if you're still swamped, you're not using it to your advantage. This useful guide shows you how to leverage the technology you have to centralise your work into one integrated tool. You'll develop a simple and sustainable productivity system to organise your actions, manage your inputs and achieve your outcomes. The highly visual nature of the book helps you quickly grasp the ideas you need most. Like most professionals, you want to do great work and achieve great things. But when half your day is spent on emails, phone calls and 'extra' duties, you rarely get a chance to shine. This book changes that. Get back in control so you can start performing like a star. Get organised, focused and proactive Conquer the daily incoming deluge Spend more time on important work Leverage your desktop and mobile technology When work is coming at you from every direction, it's difficult to focus and prioritise. Things get lost in the shuffle. But when you channel everything into a single stream, you settle into a flow and get more accomplished in less time. Smart Work is your guide to finding your flow— and the bottom of your inbox.

Fixing Feedback

Author: Georgia Murch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0730327469
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Feedback is broken — here's how to fix it to create a highly engaged workplace with high performing leaders and employees Fixing Feedback is not just another management book — it's a smart, refreshing, practical guide to feedback in the workplace. Everyone already knows how important feedback is, and we all know we should be giving it and receiving it regularly — yet we still do it poorly or avoid it entirely. This book shows you how to do it right. You'll learn what exactly constitutes useful feedback, how to deliver it effectively, how to receive it gracefully and how to use it to strengthen yourself, your team and your business. You'll learn critical communication skills that you can put into practice today, and get on track to building a "feedback culture" that results in highly engaged, highly productive employees. The way you communicate dictates how you build relationships and make decisions. It's the difference between being remarkable and being a d!ck. Poor communication is a major force driving feedback into the ground, and it can be extremely costly for the company as a whole. This book shows you how to turn the ship around by making feedback a meaningful — and welcome — part of your everyday workflow and overall company culture. Understand "remarkable feedback", and how it changes people and workplaces Self-assess your communication style and gauge the impact it has on others Deliver meaningful feedback using a set of pragmatic tools and techniques Confront the personal issues that prevent you from effectively receiving feedback Learn what organisations need to drive to create a 'feedback culture' When organisations fail to grasp the importance of investing in their people effectively, employees disengage. Building a meaningful feedback culture, on the other hand, makes your organisation a place where people want to work, want to achieve and want to be the best. It's all about effective communication. Fixing Feedback provides no-nonsense guidance toward equipping your people to succeed.

Smart Teams

Author: Dermot Crowley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0730350045
Format: PDF, Docs
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Communicate, congregate and collaborate more effectively than ever Smart Teams will help your team to go beyond personal productivity to enhance team productivity. Building on the concepts presented in Smart Work, which focuses on personal productivity, this book shows you how to turn unproductive team behaviours that create friction into ‘superproductive’ behaviours that promote flow. Productivity is, at its core, a leadership issue — and this book provides practical guidelines that help you build a culture where productivity thrives. Working together can be a drag — literally. Email noise, unproductive meetings and poorly organised projects can stifle creativity and disrupt everyone’s workflow. But by creating team agreements that raise awareness of the negative impact of our behaviours, you build the desire and capability to change. This book is packed with tips, guidelines and expert insights for leaders and managers at any level. Foster a culture of ‘superproductivity’ Create a set of Smart Team principles to guide cooperation Run fewer, shorter and more effective meetings Collaborate more productively on projects Reduce urgency, interruptions and email noise People want their work to matter, they want to make an impact and they want to do it all with a healthy work-life balance — productivity is the key to making it all happen. Smart Teams shows you how to implement the culture shift that will allow your team to flourish.

STTS Think Smart Work Smarter

Author: Tremaine du Preez
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814346705
Format: PDF
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Your mind produces up to 70,000 thoughts a day—most of which are responsible for the decisions that you make. These decisions also determine your success both professionally and personally. However, we are taught what to think and not how to think. Information overload, short time frames and past failures can make even simple decisions and problems daunting. Do you lack confidence in your problem solving ability? Do you feel anxious when faced with a tough decision, or overwhelmed by lots of alternatives? Do you wish there was a formula for getting everything right? Executive coach and educator, Tremaine du Preez, fills this book with practical tools and effective techniques, all presented in a clear and practical manner. Making the right decision will be a breeze and no problem will be too difficult to handle when you are armed with these new and proven strategies.

Scenario Planning

Author: Woody Wade
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118170156
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Is your business ready for the future? Scenario planning is a fascinating, yet still underutilized, business tool that can be of immense value to a company's strategic planning process. It allows companies to visualize the impact that a portfolio of possible futures could have on their competitiveness. It helps decision-makers see opportunities and threats that could emerge beyond their normal planning horizon. Scenario Planning serves as a guide to taking a long-term look at your business, your industry, and the world, posing thoughtful questions about the possible consequences of some current (and possible future) trends. This book will help you: Outline (and help you prepare for) any trends that could play out in the future that could change the political, social, and economic landscapes and significantly impact your business Explore the impact of technological advances and the emergence of new competitors to your business Examine challenges that are only dimly recognizable as potential problems today This visual book will help you answer this question: Is my organization ready for every possibility?

Career Interrupted

Author: Norah Breekveldt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781922129796
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How do women defy the odds and get their careers back on track after a break? How do women manage the mummy mafia at the school gate? Is there a motherhood penalty? Can women really have it all - a successful career and a rewarding family life? Does overseas experience really accelerate your career in Australia? How do you recreate your career after a setback? In Career Interrupted fourteen high-achieving women talk openly about their challenges in carving out a successful career after a break. These women come from all walks of life - from battlers to privileged backgrounds, from small business to big corporations, from large corporates to small business, from professional services to the community sector. Several women had children and talk candidly about what it's like to be in the throes of mother guilt and come out the other side; some are expatriates who returned to Australia to rebuild their career, yet others had to re-establish their career after a misstep. These stories are interwoven with the latest research from thought leaders around the obstacles and pitfalls in leaving the workforce for a time, and include practical and proven strategies to overcome these hurdles. Career Interrupted contributes to the discussion and debate in business and the broader community about how to develop workplaces where the contribution of everyone, including women, is recognised, nurtured and optimised. It explores the shared experiences of women who have had to navigate a break in their career and provides a beacon for other women about to embark on a similar journey. The 14 women include: Moira Rayner - Lawyer and former WA Anti-corruption Commissioner Frances Adamson - Australian Ambassador to China Margeurite Evans-Galea - Scientist, Bruce Lefroy Centre, Murdoch Children's Research Institute; active in Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Forum Dr. Sharon Lierse - Lecturer, Charles Darwin University Helen Szoke - Chief Executive, Oxfam Kirsten Bartlett - Founder, Created Equal Kelly O'Dwyer - Federal Member for Higgins Anna Burke - Federal member for Chisholm Jodie Sizer - Principal, PwC Indigenous Consulting Lisa Croxford - Lawyer, Herbert Smith Freehills Lucinda Nolan - Deputy Police Commissioner, Victoria Police Lucinda Dunn - Former prima ballerina with the Australian Ballet Tracey Spicer - Journalist and news reader. Runs media company Spicercommunications Jennifer Keyte - Journalist and news presenter

Machine Platform Crowd Harnessing Our Digital Future

Author: Andrew McAfee
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254305
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the authors of the best-selling The Second Machine Age, a leader’s guide to success in a rapidly changing economy. We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs. MIT’s Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson know what it takes to master this digital-powered shift: we must rethink the integration of minds and machines, of products and platforms, and of the core and the crowd. In all three cases, the balance now favors the second element of the pair, with massive implications for how we run our companies and live our lives. In the tradition of agenda-setting classics like Clay Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma, McAfee and Brynjolfsson deliver both a penetrating analysis of a new world and a toolkit for thriving in it. For startups and established businesses, or for anyone interested in what the future holds, Machine, Platform, Crowd is essential reading.

My Little Bullet Book

Author: David Sinden
Publisher:
ISBN: 125017127X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An easy-to-use and beautifully-designed journal to keep track of projects, goals, and every day tasks. My Little Bullet Book is a creative and productive organizational system that combines your sketchbooks, coloring books, planner, to-do lists, and journals all in one place! You can start using the book right away by coloring or filling in any of the starter prompt pages where you can track your habits, start a sleep log, list your aspirations for the year, keep track of birthdays or books you plan to read. Interspersed throughout are black and white illustrations that you can color in at your leisure to create a gorgeous keepsake journal, alongside inspirational stories that quotes that will help you stay on track, achieve your goals, and build and maintain a lifestyle you love.

Civilization

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101548029
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.

Understanding Smart Sensors

Author: Randy Frank
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1608075079
Format: PDF, Docs
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Now in its third edition, Understanding Smart Sensors is the most complete, up-to-date, and authoritative summary of the latest applications and developments impacting smart sensors in a single volume. This thoroughly expanded and revised edition of an Artech bestseller contains a wealth of new material, including critical coverage of sensor fusion and energy harvesting, the latest details on wireless technology, and greater emphasis on applications through the book. Utilizing the latest in smart sensor, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microelectronic research and development, Engineers get the technical and practical information they need keep their designs and products on the cutting edge. Providing an extensive variety of information for both technical and non-technical professionals, this easy-to-understand, time-saving book covers current and emergent technologies, as well as their practical implementation. This comprehensive resource also includes an extensive list of smart sensor acronyms and a glossary of key terms.