Firm Foundations:Knowing What You Believe Dr. Stuart Pattico
Why are there so many gaps between what firms know they should do and what they actually do? Why do so many companies fail to implement the experience and insight they've worked so hard to acquire? The Knowing-Doing Gap is the first book to confront the challenge of turning knowledge about how to improve performance into actions that produce measurable results. Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton, well-known authors and teachers, identify the causes of the knowing-doing gap and explain how to close it. The message is clear--firms that turn knowledge into action avoid the ´´smart talk trap.´´ Executives must use plans, analysis, meetings, and presentations to inspire deeds, not as substitutes for action. Companies that act on their knowledge also eliminate fear, abolish destructive internal competition, measure what matters, and promote leaders who understand the work people do in their firms. The authors use examples from dozens of firms that show how some overcome the knowing-doing gap, why others try but fail, and how still others avoid the gap in the first place. The Knowing-Doing Gap is sure to resonate with executives everywhere who struggle daily to make their firms both know and do what they know. It is a refreshingly candid, useful, and realistic guide for improving performance in today's business.
When 27-year-old Bette Robinson quits her Manhattan banking job, she knows she won´t miss the 80-hour workweeks, her claustrophobic cubicle or her revolting boss´s Quotes of the Day. Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan´s hottest PR and events planning firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen. The work at Kelly & Company takes Bette inside the VIP rooms of the city´s most exclusive nightclubs, to parties crowded with celebrities and socialites. Soon she´s dating an infamous playboy who´s great for her career but bad for her sanity - and scaring off the one decent guy she meets. As her coworkers repeatedly point out, how can you complain about a job that pays you to party? Bette has to agree - until she begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column. That´s when Bette´s life on paper takes on a whole new meaning - and she learns the line between her personal and professional lives is...invisible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stina Nielsen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005505/bk_sans_005505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
101 Days To Make a Change is a constructive and compassionate companion that will help get you back in the driving seat of your life - in just over three months. Its expansive ideology is grounded by an achievable process with a realistic timeframe to help chart progress and acknowledge results. This programme will give you rigorous tools in order to truly understand what makes you who you are, so you can plan for your best future, both personally and professionally. You´ll be led by clear and practical steps to uncover your drives and motivation and identify your attitude to learning and change. Armed with these valuable insights your confidence will increase and your stress levels will be reduced while you develop new skills and start achieving firm goals. A variety of exercises and activities, alongside motivating quotes and calls to action will ensure that you stay focussed, supported and positive as you journey towards a more optimistic and successful you.
On paper, Bette Robinson´s life is good. At 26, she´s got a great deal on an apartment in Manhattan, and she´s on target to become an associate at the prestigious investment bank where she works with her best friend. Her 80-hour workweeks might keep her from socializing or dating outside her office walls, but she´s paying her dues on the well-trod path to wealth and happiness. So when Bette quits her job like the impulsive girl she´s never been, she not only shocks her friends and family, she has no idea what to do next. For months, Bette gets out and about by walking her four-pound dog around her decidedly unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood. Then she meets Kelly, head of Manhattan´s hottest PR and events planning firm, and suddenly Bette has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen. The work at Kelly & Company takes Bette inside the VIP rooms of the city´s most exclusive nightclubs, to parties crowded with celebrities and socialites. Bette learns not to blink at the famous faces, the black Amex cards, the magnums of Cristal, or the ruthless paparazzi. Soon she´s dating an infamous playboy who´s great for her career but bad for her sanity, and scaring off the one decent guy she meets. Still, as her coworkers repeatedly point out, how can you complain about a job that pays you to party? Bette has to agree, until she begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column. That´s when Bette´s life on paper takes on a whole new meaning, and she learns the line between her personal and professional lives is invisible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eliza Dushku. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000615/bk_sans_000615_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Great Starter Report for Flat Belly Diet This is a full report on the reasons why men and women have trouble in achieving weight loss, and maintaining the loss and ultimately looks on how to get and keep a flat belly. This is only a brief report in the three volume set to be released by Dana; it gives you a much better understanding why the flat belly diet is one that works. She makes it clear that while it might not work for everyone, it is a great starting point for anyone that is committed to losing those extra pounds. It is an essential read for people that want to know and learn more about the flat belly diet and specifically how to make it work for them. If you are interested in losing weight and knowing exactly how the flat belly diet works, and more importantly if it will work on you then you need to pick up a copy of this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annette Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029559/bk_acx0_029559_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sticky Knowledge:Barriers to Knowing in the Firm Gabriel Szulanski
The news of Henry III´s death reached his son Edward on the long road home from the Holy Land. Now he was England´s king and a man fit for his destiny. Through all the years of his reign, through stark personal tragedy and chill forebodings as his son grew into a weak, corrupted price, Edward I strove to weld a nation united from England, Scotland and Wales. When the mighty Wallace raised the Scots in arms and the Welsh Llewellyn strove for power, Edward stood firm to his resolve, still knowing in his heart how much would be lost when his crown passed down to his dissolute son ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jilly Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/000983/bk_isis_000983_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Things have been a little tense lately and your body is complaining about it! You could really do with a long hot soak in the tub and a back rub from your lover. They are not around so you book a professional massage, one where the body oil is plentiful and warm, scented with hints of more costly essential oils that make your senses swim just a little. The hands on you are knowing, strong and firm, kneading every muscle and tendon just where the greatest tension is. As your body unwinds and you relax, the touch of his hands on your sensitive skin gives you much more than just relaxation.This is just what you need to make you feel so very good and the masseur´s fingers seem to know exactly what you want. The arousal grows with each delicious release he gives you and you want a little more, a little comfort other than his wonderful hands and sensual fingers. He is happy to oblige you with a comforter that fills the bill. Relax and enjoy the touching, stroking and oral experience. The audio is a fantasy sexual experience that takes the female listener on a deeply erotic journey to intense satisfaction at the knowing hands and of a very experienced masseur. Directed Erotic Visualisation, or DEV. DEV is an Immersive Audio Experience similar to 3D Audio, a blend of guided meditation, visualisation, relaxation and suggestion techniques that can put you right into the thick of a story, you can feel it, touch it and...well listen for yourself; over 1.4 million men and women have listened to DEV audio experiences since December 2007. The respected Sexologist, Dr. Susana Mayer has this to say about Directed Erotic Visualisation. I had the privilege of attending one of Essemoh Teepee´s workshops at the 2011 Erotic Author´s Association Conference in Las Vegas...speaking further with Essemoh, he offered to create a personalized version and I agreed to critique his method. After receiving the MP3, I created a comfortable environment ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Essemoh Teepee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smot/000043/bk_smot_000043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.