Future First

How Successful Leaders Turn Innovation Challenges into New Value Frontiers

Author: Alice Mann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351262068

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 118

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Future First is a practical guide for any business leader who wants to build, expand, or reinvent their company by finding new value in global challenges. Traditional companies often view issues like income equality, global warming, and resource scarcity as "problems." By contrast, future first leaders understand them as opportunities, as innovation challenges. Through real-life business examples ranging from Nike to Opower, this book lays out how to identify and adopt the future first leadership mindset and business capabilities required to achieve lasting and integrated performance results. Future First examines how leaders from companies including Unilever, Etsy, Revolution Foods, Method Products, and others have adopted this mindset toward innovation and people practices, accelerating business ecosystem transformation. Alice Mann, an organizational psychologist with twenty years of experience consulting and coaching on executive leadership, organization design, and business transformation, interviewed scores of business leaders to understand how their companies are expanding into new value frontiers. Future First makes a convincing argument that successful partnerships and alliances among big global companies and small mission-driven ones can reshape the global ecosystems of apparel, food, automobiles, and energy, and remake the future of our world.

Restoring the Future

First Lesson Sermons for Lent/Easter, Cycle A

Author: Robert J. Elder

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 0788018183

Category: Religion

Page: 103

View: 1910

"Restoring The Future" challenges readers to a deeper Easter faith by opening unexpected treasures in the first lesson lectionary passages from Genesis, Exodus, Samuel, the prophets, and the book of Acts. "Drawing upon thoughtfully mined biblical insights and his alert attention to contemporary culture, Rob Elder has crafted sermons that not only disclose some unexpected angles of vision on Lent and Easter, but also serve as models for preaching on neglected and overlooked texts.... These are not the usual texts and these are not the expected words for the seasons of Lent and Easter, but it is sometimes what we do not expect to see and hear that delights us the most." Thomas G. Long Bandy Professor of Preaching Candler School of Theology, Emory University "Some of the best sermons I have heard are from preachers who are not widely known. It is grand to have the opportunity to hear from one of those faithful servants, who year in and year out feed their parishioners with God's word." Diogenes Allen Princeton Theological Seminary "This is the kind of preaching that nourishes the church! In this volume, Rob Elder serves up a full meal of appetizing stories, hearty reflections on scripture, serious theological convictions, and delicious good humor. Rob's passion for the Bread of Life is matched only by his quick wit and engaging style. Don't miss this great collection of sermons by a fine preacher!" William G. Carter Pastor, First Presbyterian Church Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania Robert J. Elder is currently the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Salem, Oregon. He is a graduate of Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Drew University Theological School (D.Min.). Prior to his arrival in Salem, Elder served parishes in Amarillo, Texas; Port Arthur, Texas; and Corvallis, Oregon. He has been active in his denomination, including a term as the moderator of the Cascades Presbytery. Elder's sermons have also been widely published in preaching periodicals, including "Lectionary Homiletics," where he served for four years on the editorial team.

Great Leaders See the Future First

Taking Your Organization to the Top in Five Revolutionary Steps

Author: Carolyn Corbin

Publisher: Dearborn Trade Pub

ISBN: 9780793136858

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

View: 8595

Progress means change, and change requires strong leadership.Those leaders who embrace the future and continually adaptwill poise their organisations for unparalleled success. Annoted business strategist and futurist, Carolyn Corbin makespredictions in Great Leaders See the Future First that willforever change our organisations and our lives. According toCorbin, there are five revolutionary steps leaders must taketo beat the competition while achieving growth and success fortheir organisations:1. Orchestrate the big picture2. Order the chaos3. Blend multiple organisational models4. Engage the whole person5. Ignite innovation.Corbin explores the intersection of these forces and trends asthey impact our world, and shows leaders how to create actionplans to turn chaos into new opportunities.

Competing for the Future

Author: Gary Hamel,C. K. Prahalad

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422131807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 3458

New competitive realities have ruptured industry boundaries, overthrown much of standard management practice, and rendered conventional models of strategy and growth obsolete. In their stead have come the powerful ideas and methodologies of Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad, whose much-revered thinking has already engendered a new language of strategy. In this book, they develop a coherent model for how today's executives can identify and accomplish no less than heroic goals in tomorrow's marketplace. Their masterful blueprint addresses how executives can ease the tension between competing today and clearing a path toward leadership in the future.

Marketing Strategy and Management

Author: Michael J. Baker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137342137

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 7688

The fifth edition of Marketing Strategy and Management builds upon Michael Baker's reputation for academic rigor. It retains the traditional, functional (4Ps) approach to marketing but incorporates current research, topical examples and case studies, encouraging students to apply theoretical principles and frameworks to real-world situations.

New Testament Greek Primer, Third Edition

From Morphology to Grammar

Author: Gerald L. Stevens

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608994678

Category: Religion

Page: 620

View: 5504

New Testament Greek Primer has established itself among Greek instructors as a popular and dependable guide to the Greek of the New Testament, appreciated for its accuracy, coverage, and well-designed exercises. Students appreciate easy-to-read explanations, English grammar bridges, user-friendly layout, and copious tables, charts, and indexes. Retaining the basic form and content, the third edition builds on this solid reputation with enhanced discussion, organization, examples, and exercises. The appendix on English grammar aids English-challenged students. Pictures from the author's extensive travel overseas illustrate the ancient Greco-Roman context of the Greek New Testament. Other resources include language lessons elaborating translation and morphology issues, convenient vocabulary reviews anticipating vocabulary exams, an answer key, and indexes of vocabulary, principal parts, paradigms, and subjects. The method is deductive and the goal focused on grammar and exegesis. An early emphasis on the noun system transitions to the principal parts of the verb, followed by moods, infinitives, and participles. Two lessons on the MI-verb system conclude the work. Examples and exercises are taken directly from the Greek New Testament.

Compact First Student's Book Without Answers with CD-ROM

Author: Peter May

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110764898X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 120

View: 2133

A highly focused Cambridge English: First (FCE) course providing efficient exam preparation in 50-60 core hours. Compact First Student's Book without answers provides B2-level students with thorough preparation and practice needed for exam success. Ten units cover all five exam papers in a step-by-step approach. 'Quick steps' and Writing, Speaking and Listening guides explain what to expect in the exam, and provide strategies on approaching each paper, model answers, useful expressions and further practice. A Grammar Reference covers all key areas of grammar. Unit-based wordlists include target vocabulary with definitions. The accompanying CD-ROM provides interactive grammar, vocabulary and writing practice. Compact First users also have access to two complete practice tests with audio on the website.

Back to the Future of the Roman Catholic Church

Theological and Ecclesiastical Perspectives on a Religious Institution at the Edge of Its Survival into the Twenty-First Century

Author: Carmen J. Calvanese

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877697

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 6991

This book explores the notion that the Roman Catholic Church risks imploding from within as a result of its inflexibility towards movements in favor of reasonable change and modernization. Attendance at Sunday Mass has dramatically decreased; the loss of the youth in these churches is a case in point. At the same time, the lack of vocations to the priesthood and religious life is at crisis proportions as is further evidenced by the closing of parishes and the curtailing of religious services including the rising phenomenon of "priest-less Parishes." Young men today--even if they aspire to the priesthood--experience both unrest and rejection at the continued demand of the Church's leadership that priests commit themselves to the lifelong discipline of celibacy. Back to the Future of the Roman Catholic Church addresses the root causes of the various developments that have provoked discontent with Church policies and defections from parish life on the part of those who appear to have lost faith in their hierarchical leaders at the highest levels of Church governance. Finally, this book probes the ways in which the Church can emerge from its crises to become, once again, faithful to its origins as founded by Jesus Christ.

Work Domain Analysis

Concepts, Guidelines, and Cases

Author: Neelam Naikar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0805861297

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 338

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In complex sociotechnical systems such as military, health care, and nuclear power systems, poor performance or errors resulting from inadequate designs can have catastrophic consequences. Although considered challenging to learn and execute well, work domain analysis can be used as a framework to assist in the design of these systems. Work Domain Analysis: Concepts, Guidelines, and Cases helps you develop a deep understanding of this framework—not by oversimplifying the principles but by explaining its concepts and methodology in considerable depth. Building on the foundational concepts of cognitive work analysis by providing the first comprehensive treatment of work domain analysis, the book begins with fundamental topics such as abstraction, decomposition, and structural means-ends and part-whole relations, clearly outlining the basic characteristics of a work domain model. It then explores more advanced topics such as the development of multiple models of a system and the distinction between causal and intentional systems and illustrates them with numerous examples across a range of systems including warships, libraries, and petrochemical plants. It also provides comprehensive guidelines for performing work domain analysis. The author provides three detailed case studies that examine the impact, unique contribution, and feasibility of applying work domain analysis in industrial settings. These case studies demonstrate that work domain analysis can be used to address a range of problems beyond interface design, such as team design, training, and the evaluation of system design concepts. They also provide concrete illustrations of the guidelines for work domain analysis. Without an appreciation of the variety of applications of work domain analysis, and its suitability for implementation in industrial settings, the benefits of this approach may not be fully realized. This book supplies the deep knowledge of this tool that will lead both to more powerful and innovative applications of the approach and to designs that support flexibility or adaptation in the workplace, making systems safer, healthier, and more productive for workers.

Turning the Future Into Revenue

What Business and Individuals Need to Know to Shape Their Futures

Author: Glen Hiemstra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470049359

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8557

DISCOVER THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS In Turning the Future into Revenue, Glen Hiemstra, founder of Futurist.com and noted expert on emerging business opportunities, explores how our changing world will transform private enterprise and public policy. From shifting demographics to global warming to new energy policies, change is coming. Turning the Future into Revenue shows how these new realities can be turned into profitable new ventures. Some of the topics Hiemstra discusses include: Five long-term trends you should be prepared for Global warming and the urgent need for green business Profiting from technology and energy trends Predicting the future of your business or career Hedging your bets on future business Ten key practices of the future-oriented enterprise Future planning exercises, tools, and activities Tactics for forecasting the future Shaping your career for future success

The Laws of M.O.S.E.S (America's Financial Future)

Volume One "A New Philosophy"

Author: Claus M. Bohm

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469126974

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 357

View: 676

Dare to take a journey in a discussion to change the face of our financial world. Discover a new way to run the United States economy with a simple approach that gives us all real freedom. This content will not use economic jargon and complicated graphs. It will analyze our system with simple models and theories. We will then see how a system of fairness and equality can come from the effort. This will be a true revolution in how we view money today and how we will handle it in the future. This proposal, questions and critiques our financial institutions. It says we can do better to achieve something that has never been done before. This unusual view of our financial system by spirituality and political morality will identify the hypocrisy of our times. It will show and legitimize our reasons for building a new and sustainable capitalism.

Tense Future

Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form

Author: Paul K. Saint-Amour

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266295

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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We know that trauma can leave syndromes in its wake. But can the anticipation of violence be a form of violence as well? Tense Future argues that it can-that twentieth-century war technologies and practices, particularly the aerial bombing of population centers, introduced non-combatants to a coercive and traumatizing expectation. During wartime, civilians braced for the next raid; during peacetime they braced for the next war. The pre-traumatic stress they experienced permeates the century's public debates and cultural works. In a series of groundbreaking readings, Saint-Amour illustrates how air war prophets theorized the wounding power of anticipation, how archive theory changed course in war's shadow, and how speculative fiction conjured visions of a civilizational collapse that would end literacy itself. And in this book's central chapters, he shows us how Ford Madox Ford, Robert Musil, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and other interwar modernist writers faced the memory of one war and the prospect of another, some by pitting their fictions' encyclopedic scale and formal turbulence against total war, others by conceding war's inevitability while refusing to long for a politically regressive peace. Total war: a conflict that exempts no one, disregarding any difference between soldier and civilian. Tense Future forever alters our understanding of the concept of total war by tracing its emergence during the First World War, its incubation in air power theory between the wars, and above all its profound partiality. For total war, during most of the twentieth century, meant conflict between imperial nation states; it did not include the violence those states routinely visited on colonial subjects during peacetime. Tacking back and forth between metropole and colony, between world war and police action, Saint-Amour describes the interwar refashioning of a world system of violence-production, one that remains largely intact in our own moment of perpetual interwar.

First Person Futures in Pindar

Author: Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515075640

Category: History

Page: 105

View: 3037

This book is about passages where Pindar uses the future tense with reference to himself or to his song. It addresses the question as to exactly what the function is of the future tense in those passages. This is a vexed problem, which has played a major role in Pindaric criticism for the last decades and which has recently gained relevance for the interpretation of other authors as well. This book offers a detailed examination of all the relevant passages in Pindar, as well as a generous amount of examples from other authors. It takes a firm stand against the communis opinio that first person futures in Pindar merely express a present intention: the so-called "encomiastic" or "performative" future. It demonstrates that the reference to a future moment is relevant in every single instance of a future verb in Pindar and concludes that there is no such thing as an "encomiastic" future. Inhalt: Futures with a text internal reference - Futures referring to a later moment in the ode - "Fictional" futures - Generic futures - Futures with a specific text external reference - The case of Olympian XI - First person futures in Theocritus' second Idyll & magical texts.

Community Colleges

Policy in the Future Context

Author: Barbara K. Townsend

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567505221

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 3892

With the federal government's emphasis on workforce development, U.S. community colleges have become important entities in the national policy agenda and have taken on renewed importance to states. This book provides a critical analysis of various federal, state, and institutional policies affecting community colleges at the start of the 21st century. Addressed to anyone interested in the future of the community college, the book examines the national historical and cultural policy context affecting community colleges, including federal policies, state governance structures, and the impact of globalization. At the state level.