Boards That Excel

Candid Insights and Practical Advice for Directors

Author: B. Joseph White

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626562237

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5093

"Having served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards, former business school dean and university president White has a surprising message--many directors don't understand their roles as stewards. Rather than seeing boards as mere vehicles for oversight and basic monitoring, he shows, in detail and with hundreds of real-world anecdotes, how boards can do better"--

Problem Solving Cases In Microsoft Access & Excel

Author: Ellen Monk,Joseph Brady,Emillio Mendelsohn

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337101338

Category: Computers

Page: 50

View: 938

Discover how to successfully apply the advantages of the latest Access database management system and maximize tools within the most recent version of Excel spreadsheet as you analyze and solve real business problems in PROBLEM-SOLVING CASES IN MICROSOFT ACCESS AND EXCEL, 15TH ANNUAL EDITION. Packed with hands-on learning, this edition highlights six individual tutorials designed to build practical knowledge as readers walk you step-by-step through the capabilities of each software application. For the best in real-world practice, this edition offers 12 all-new case studies that present scenarios and problems readers are likely to encounter on the job. In addition, a unique emphasis on skill-building integration shows how to use Access and Excel together to resolve the cases. PROBLEM-SOLVING CASES IN MICROSOFT ACCESS AND EXCEL delivers today’s most up-to-date, practical guide for the popular Access and Excel programs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Six Sigma Statistics with EXCEL and MINITAB, Chapter 6 - Hypothesis Testing

Author: Issa Bass

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071735402

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 27

View: 3683

Here is a chapter from Six Sigma Statistics with Excel and MINITAB. This is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide for understanding and using Excel and MINITAB programs for Six Sigma statistical data analysis. Each chapter includes relevant theory and technique, step-by-step exercises, case studies, graphical illustrations and screen shots for performing the techniques in both Excel and MINITAB.

NCLEX-RN EXCEL

Test Success through Unfolding Case Study Review

Author: Brenda Reap Thompson, MSN, RN, CNE,Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826106018

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 9066

NCLEX-RNÆ EXCEL-Learn to think like a nurse on the exam. NCLEX-RNÆ EXCEL contains the single most effective preparatory tool for success on the exam: the unfolding case study review. Based on the successful NCLEX-RN EXCEL methodology used in the Drexel University program, this is the only review book to utilize the unfolding case study approach to help you master test content. This approach promotes interactive learning through case vignettes and simulation environments, providing a clear, conceptual basis for test content. The unfolding case studies closely mimic real-life situations in nursing, providing situational models that assist students to problem solve, actively engage, and use critical thinking techniques when taking the actual test. Unlike all competing books, this book helps you to contextualize the information you need to pass the test. This innovative methodology is more effective than just practice questions alone, and has resulted in exceedingly high success rates. Key features: A systematic review of content from the new client needs test plan and the updated 2010 test blueprint Skill development in assessment, planning, and evaluation of patient care Rapid Response Tips (RRT) to help master content quickly and easily Key knowledge required for the test built into engaging case vignettes Pharmacology and medication administration principles incorporated into each chapter Full explanations of test answers at the end of each chapter If you want to get past the drudgery of flashcards, endless practice questions, and test-taking tricks-if you want a deeper understanding of the test material-get NCLEX-RNÆ EXCEL.

Currency Boards, Credibility, and Macroeconomic Behavior

Author: Mr. Amadou N. R. Sy,Luis Rivera-Batiz

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1451897812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 45

View: 4243

Currency boards operate differently from standard pegs. The former exhibit greater currency stability and lower transaction costs, inflation, and nominal interest rates, but are limited in their use of devaluation. We extend Drazen and Masson’s (1994) signaling model to consider the choice between currency board arrangements and standard pegs. The model shows that currency boards’ effectiveness hinges on their credibility properties and that they can improve welfare even with high unemployment persistence. By reducing expected inflation and the negative employment effect arising from expected but unrealized inflation, currency boards can produce less unemployment than peg regimes that abstain from devaluation.

Managerial Economics Using Excel

Author: David Whigham

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861526038

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 419

View: 1824

Managerial Economics Using Excel uses the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to create an environment that provides a readily accessible structural framework for economic analysis. Students are shown how to create and develop a variety of economic models and then easily subject these models to a range of 'what-if' investigations, designed to illustrate the economic effects of variations in both the parameters and the structure of the model. Graphs and charts can then be prepared to provide an interactive display of the comparative static effects that would normally require a large number of 'hard copy' diagrams. Thanks to the explanation and use of the Excel Solver, there is no need for calculus to consider optimisation issues, thereby allowing topics such as profit maximisation, cost minimisation, etc., to be considered in a manner that requires little mathematical background. Designed to be extremely user friendly, the text is the result of delivering a Managerial Economics module, based on this material, to more than 300 students, with outstanding results as stated by three external examiners. Finally, unlike many Managerial Economics texts, the material is not exclusively micro-economic based. Various macro-economic issues that impinge upon managerial decision making - such as exchange rates - are also discussed. An accompanying CD containing all of the models developed allows easy access to the material as and when instructed by the body of the text. An additional set of examination type problems are also included that are automatically marked online.

Excel 2010 - Business Basics and Beyond

Author: Chris Smitty Smith

Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.

ISBN: 1615473300

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 951

Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful tools a business owner, manager, or new employee has at their disposal, and this guide teaches how to harness business data and put it to use. Using real-world examples of a small business in operation, the book covers topics such as preparing financial statements, how to best display data for maximum impact with formatting tools, data tables, charts and pivot tables, using customer information to create customized letters with mail merge, importing data from programs such as QuickBooks, calculating the costs of doing business with financial formulas, and much more. Helpful screenshots are spread throughout the text, and the book explains how to find ready-made templates online for free.

The Excel 5 professional solutions guide

Author: Conrad George Carlberg,Conrad Carlberg

Publisher: New Riders Pub

ISBN: 9781562053482

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 6142

This book condenses the answers, troubleshooting advice, and other information needed to quickly and easily overcome the 100 most coomon problems encountered by the advanced Excel user. The 100 most asked questions were obtained from CompuServe and other support centers. The answers were carefully researched and tested. Includes a quick question look-up index.

Building Better Boards

A Blueprint for Effective Governance

Author: David A. Nadler,Beverly A. Behan,Mark B. Nadler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118046975

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2051

Praise for Building Better Boards "Building Better Boards bridges the gap between talk and action. A must-read for board members, CEOs, governance experts - really for anyone who cares about the future of the corporation." —Anne M. Mulcahy, chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation "Building Better Boards covers all the key issues facing boards in the post-Sarbanes-Oxley era. It provides practical advice based on the authors' wide-ranging experience with major companies that have built successful boards." —Marty Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz "This important new book uses concepts gleaned from the collective wisdom of our Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Leadership and adds practical, real-world board examples. The section on crisis management is particularly helpful." —Roger W. Raber, president and CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors "This book provides a comprehensive review and effective guide to making any board an effective team, and thus an asset, for their company." —Richard H. Koppes of Counsel, Jones Day, and former general counsel, CalPERS "A balanced, insightful, thoughtful, and, above all, useful look at what can be done to create excellent boards." —Edward E. Lawler III, director, Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California "Improving board effectiveness is easier said than done. Building Better Boards lays out the how-tos in a clear and compelling way that is of practical value for directors and CEOs alike." —Kenneth W. Freeman, former chairman and CEO, Quest Diagnostics Inc.

Microsoft Excel 2002

Complete

Author: Stephen Haag,James T. Perry

Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub

ISBN: 9780072459067

Category: Computers

Page: 816

View: 6678

An introductory manual on Windows 2000, written in a learn-by-doing manner. Like other titles in The I-Series, it presents step-by-step instructions, along with discussion of why the steps are important and what role they play in the overall plan for creating a document, workbook or database.

Six Sigma Statistics with EXCEL and MINITAB

Author: Issa Bass

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071542685

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 374

View: 7736

Master the Statistical Techniques for Six Sigma Operations, While Boosting Your Excel and Minitab Skills! Now with the help of this “one-stop” resource, operations and production managers can learn all the powerful statistical techniques for Six Sigma operations, while becoming proficient at Excel and Minitab at the same time. Six Sigma Statistics with Excel and Minitab offers a complete guide to Six Sigma statistical methods, plus expert coverage of Excel and Minitab, two of today's most popular programs for statistical analysis and data visualization. Written by a seasoned Six Sigma Master Black Belt, the book explains how to create and interpret dot plots, histograms, and box plots using Minitab...decide on sampling strategies, sample size, and confidence intervals...apply hypothesis tests to compare variance, means, and proportions...conduct a regression and residual analysis...design and analyze an experiment...and much more. Filled with clear, concise accounts of the theory for each statistical method presented, Six Sigma Statistics with Excel and Minitab features: Easy-to-follow explanations of powerful Six Sigma tools A wealth of exercises and case studies 200 graphical illustrations for Excel and Minitab Essential for achieving Six Sigma goals in any organization, Six Sigma Statistics with Excel and Minitab is a unique, skills-building toolkit for mastering a wide range of vital statistical techniques, and for capitalizing on the potential of Excel and Minitab. Six Sigma Statistical with Excel and Minitab offers operations and production managers a complete guide to Six Sigma statistical techniques, together with expert coverage of Excel and Minitab, two of today's most popular programs for statistical analysis and data visualization. Written by Issa Bass, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with years of hands-on experience in industry, this on-target resource takes readers through the application of each Six Sigma statistical tool, while presenting a straightforward tutorial for effectively utilizing Excel and Minitab. With the help of this essential reference, managers can: Acquire the basic tools for data collection, organization, and description Learn the fundamental principles of probability Create and interpret dot plots, histograms, and box plots using Minitab Decide on sampling strategies, sample size, and confidence intervals Apply hypothesis tests to compare variance, means, and proportions Stay on top of production processes with statistical process control Use process capability analysis to ensure that processes meet customers' expectations Employ analysis of variance to make inferences about more than two population means Conduct a regression and residual analysis Design and analyze an experiment In addition, Six Sigma Statistics with Excel and Minitab enables you to develop a better understanding of the Taguchi Method...use measurement system analysis to find out if measurement processes are accurate...discover how to test ordinal or nominal data with nonparametric statistics...and apply the full range of basic quality tools. Filled with step-by-step exercises, graphical illustrations, and screen shots for performing Six Sigma techniques on Excel and Minitab, the book also provides clear, concise explanations of the theory for each of the statistical tools presented. Authoritative and comprehensive, Six Sigma Statistics with Excel and Minitab is a valuable skills-building resource for mastering all the statistical techniques for Six Sigma operations, while harnessing the power of Excel and Minitab.

I-Series: Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Introductory

Author: Stephen Haag,James Perry

Publisher: Career Education

ISBN: 9780072830750

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 1982

The I-Series leads the student through clear, error-free, and unambiguous steps to accomplish tasks that produce a finished document, work sheet or database table. The approach is not simply results-oriented; teaching how to accomplish a task is not enough for complete understanding and mastery. Prior to introducing steps, the authors discuss why each step is important and what roll all the steps play in the overall plan for creating a document, workbook or database. The I-Series Applications textbooks strongly emphasize that students learn and master applications skills by being actively engaged by doing.

The I-Series Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Complete

Author: Stephen Haag,James T. Perry

Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub

ISBN: 9780072830781

Category: Computers

Page: 736

View: 2246

The I-Series leads the student through clear, error-free, and unambiguous steps to accomplish tasks that produce a finished document, work sheet or database table. The approach is not simply results-oriented; teaching how to accomplish a task is not enough for complete understanding and mastery. Prior to introducing steps, the authors discuss why each step is important and what roll all the steps play in the overall plan for creating a document, workbook or database. The I-Series Applications textbooks strongly emphasize that students learn and master applications skills by being actively engaged by doing.

Over Goal!

What You Must Know to Excel at Fundraising Today

Author: Kay Sprinkel Grace

Publisher: Emerson & Church, Publishers

ISBN: 9781889102283

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 8787


Data Analysis Using Microsoft Excel 5.0

Author: Michael R. Middleton

Publisher: Wadsworth Software

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 270

View: 9771

A unique, self-study reference for managers and statisticians who use the Excel Spreadsheet as their primary computational tool for forecasting, data analysis, or regression analysis. Original. (Advanced).

A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members

Author: Julia I. Walker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118236432

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6072

Everything you need to know as a nonprofit board member to raise more money and help your organization succeed in meeting its goals Engaging and informative, this practical guide to fundraising contains valuable insights that nonprofit boards need to succeed in raising money in today's dynamic economic environment. While written expressly for board members, this useful handbook also provides advice to executive directors and advancement staff on how to partner with your board to build an unstoppable fundraising team. A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members shows you how to raise more money by building board leadership and skills in fundraising. This book covers it all—the board's leadership role in fundraising; how to organize and train your board to raise funds; building a team with board and staff; raising funds for operations, major gifts and capital campaigns; how to ask for gifts; plus a guide for conducting a board retreat that will lead to fundraising success. Demystifies the ask by providing a straightforward guide on how to ask for, and close, gifts Features case studies, real life examples, and checklists in an easy to reference format Offers sample materials for a board retreat on building the successful fundraising team Also by Julia Ingraham Walker: Nonprofit Essentials: Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign Entertaining, practical, and easy to use, this book will become a must-read for all board members, executive directors, and staff who want to build an effective fundraising team.