Future First

How Successful Leaders Turn Innovation Challenges into New Value Frontiers

Author: Alice Mann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351262068

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 118

View: 2185

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

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"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: 702

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: 7692

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.

In the Rapids

Navigating the Future of First Nations

Author: Ovide Mercredi,Mary Ellen Turpel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Autochtones - Canada

Page: 248

View: 3063


The Future of the First Amendment

The Digital Media, Civic Education, and Free Expression Rights in America's High Schools

Author: Kenneth Dautrich,David Alistair Yalof,Mark Hugo López

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742562820

Category: Law

Page: 190

View: 1803

Findings from the high-profile John S. and James L. Knight Foundation-sponsored surveys of over 100,000 high school students in 2004 and 2006 provided a wake-up call to those interested in preserving the future of free expression rights in America. These studies documented the current lack of appreciation for free expression rights among the nation's high school students, and thus raised serious questions about the vitality of those rights as this generation reaches adulthood. In The Future of the First Amendment, the scholars who conducted the Knight studies identify a number of important connections and relationships that education reformers should account for as they seek to raise the status of the First Amendment among the nation's youth. This book documents and explores the ramifications of First Amendment education and student media activities both traditional and digital on student support for free expression rights. Linking these curricular and extra-curricular activities to the next generation's tolerance for free expression rights, it provides guidance to educators and policy-makers on methods of improving the next generation's appreciation for these rights which are so central to the health of American democracy."

Laura Bush

The Report to the First Lady

Author: Robert P. Watson

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781560729204

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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In this book version of the official report presented to First Lady Laura Bush, the reader will find the same contents that were included in the actual report. This report marks the first-ever time that such an undertaking was performed for the nation's first lady. The report -- designed as a service to assist Mrs Bush in meeting the demands of her new role -- contains advice for the first lady and her senior staff as well as information on the history, challenges, and duties associated with the Office of the First Lady. The contributors include the former first ladies, public officials, and leading historians of the first ladyship. The Office of the First Lady is arguably the most intriguing and demanding 'unpaid job' in the country. The president's wife is in the unique position to wield significant power and influence as she presides over White House social affairs and important social projects, while serving as the president's most trusted confidante and one of the country's most celebrated women.

Marketing Strategy and Management

Author: Michael J. Baker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137342137

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 413

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.