The Executive Leap

The Executive Leap Author Mike Sudermann
ISBN-10 1599327562
Year 2017-03-31
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Advantage Media Group
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NAILING YOUR NEXT BIG OPPORTUNITY GET RECOGNIZED WITH JOB-LANDING TACTICS FROM A PROVEN EXECUTIVE RECRUITER You're looking for that next big career change. Ideally--a leap into a much better or bigger role than the one you have now. However, as an established mid-to-senior-level executive, that change likely is not very fluid. Maybe you have already spent a few grand having your resume crafted and perfected and now you feel ready, indestructible, for any positions you may interview for. This is not enough; you need to instill 100 percent without-a-doubt confidence in a hiring manager that you are the only candidate right for the job. In The Executive Leap, Mike Sudermann is providing his insider view of the executive search, having worked with thousands of professionals in his ten-plus years of experience. Honing in on what hiring managers look for on resumes, the importance of social media and LinkedIn profiles, and then preparing executives to strategically position themselves to land their next top job is Mike's specialty--and one he's sharing within these pages by revealing how to do the following: - Resume killers and maximizing your resume review. Hiring managers glance at resumes for about six seconds. Get sixty seconds. - Land your next job without settling for the national average increase in compensation. - Position yourself as the number-one must-hire--land faster and with a great role.

The Leap to Globalization

The Leap to Globalization Author Harry Korine
ISBN-10 0787965243
Year 2002-10-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Whereas previous research concentrated on articulating what global strategies look like in large multinational companies with decades of experience in operations abroad, The Leap to Globalization focuses on how globalizing is realized over time in companies that start from a narrow geographic base. Three characteristics differentiate globalizing as observed in current practice from simple international expansion. First, globalization implies a redefinition of customer value; second, globalizing is an entrepreneurial process that transforms the company; and third, speed plays an essential role in globalization.

Leap of Strength

Leap of Strength Author Walt Sutton
ISBN-10 9781563437021
Year 2000
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher Silver Lake Publishing
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What does it take to start a successful company? Concept and timing are critical, but the psychology of the individual at the helm is what makes most businesses distinct. Walt Sutton guides readers through the interior journey that every business founder experiences. And he connects these personal experiences with practical issues like how to choose an industry, how to articulate a vision and mission...and how to work intensely without losing balance in your life.

Giants Leap

Giants Leap Author Bob Campbell
ISBN-10 9781483680057
Year 2013-10-31
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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A violent childhood of poverty, Catholic Church hypocrisy and alienating experiences in institutions, low paid jobs and family tragedies catapulted me towards left wing political causes and a quest for social justice, placing me squarely in the middle of the social movements of the sixties and seventies. My experiences, which centered on trade union and Communist Party activism in the industrial city of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region, are the topic of this memoir. I was born in 1942. As a young boy I recall looking out from the cliff called Giants Leap, overlooking our shack in Sandy Hollow and day-dreaming of escape to another world. Like that mythical giant, I leapt into the world with unfettered enthusiasm and in this book I record my various measures of success. My story-telling ability is partly inherited, as I have a strong dose of Irish in my blood, and partly acquired. In my lifetime I often found it necessary to spin a yarn to get me out of a sticky situation or else to occupy myself through hours of boredom when incarcerated in institutions. At Mt Penang Training School for Boys, we boys would sit around and ‘tell a movie’ as a form of entertainment. I have tried to relate the stories in this book with a humorous tone, highlighting the many ironies and hypocrisies that I see have punctuated my life. I have endeavoured to show the worldly development of a boy who suffers violence and family break-up, a juvenile who joins gangs and steals cars, a self-educated young man who eventually becomes the secretary of a large trade union organisation, who joins the Communist Party, is gaoled for inciting opposition to the Vietnam War, who as a mature adult, travels the world and works at dozens of different manual jobs, finally becoming an environmental educator. This is my intellectual journey; through blind rebellion to the embracing of left wing ideology, to the eventual rejection of rigid dogma and the growing philosophy centred on human compassion and environmental concern. My story is punctuated with twenty two songs and poems I have written along the way as well as sprinklings from my ASIO files which almost play the role of Greek chorus behind the narrative. The accelerating destruction of the Hunter Valley by coal mining giants remains my primary contemporary concern in this first serious foray into prose. While my life’s experiences have been particular, if somewhat unusual, I feel the message of the book is universal. With opportunity and education and a compassionate disposition, the world could be a better place.

A Leap in the Dark

A Leap in the Dark Author John Ferling
ISBN-10 0199728704
Year 2003-06-12
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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It was an age of fascinating leaders and difficult choices, of grand ideas eloquently expressed and of epic conflicts bitterly fought. Now comes a brilliant portrait of the American Revolution, one that is compelling in its prose, fascinating in its details, and provocative in its fresh interpretations. In A Leap in the Dark, John Ferling offers a magisterial new history that surges from the first rumblings of colonial protest to the volcanic election of 1800. Ferling's swift-moving narrative teems with fascinating details. We see Benjamin Franklin trying to decide if his loyalty was to Great Britain or to America, and we meet George Washington when he was a shrewd planter-businessman who discovered personal economic advantages to American independence. We encounter those who supported the war against Great Britain in 1776, but opposed independence because it was a "leap in the dark." Following the war, we hear talk in the North of secession from the United States. The author offers a gripping account of the most dramatic events of our history, showing just how closely fought were the struggle for independence, the adoption of the Constitution, and the later battle between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans. Yet, without slowing the flow of events, he has also produced a landmark study of leadership and ideas. Here is all the erratic brilliance of Hamilton and Jefferson battling to shape the new nation, and here too is the passion and political shrewdness of revolutionaries, such as Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry, and their Loyalist counterparts, Joseph Galloway and Thomas Hutchinson. Here as well are activists who are not so well known today, men like Abraham Yates, who battled for democratic change, and Theodore Sedgwick, who fought to preserve the political and social system of the colonial past. Ferling shows that throughout this period the epic political battles often resembled today's politics and the politicians--the founders--played a political hardball attendant with enmities, selfish motivations, and bitterness. The political stakes, this book demonstrates, were extraordinary: first to secure independence, then to determine the meaning of the American Revolution. John Ferling has shown himself to be an insightful historian of our Revolution, and an unusually skillful writer. A Leap in the Dark is his masterpiece, work that provokes, enlightens, and entertains in full measure.

A Leap in the Dark A Criticism of the Principles of Home Rule as Illustrated by the Bill of 1893

A Leap in the Dark A Criticism of the Principles of Home Rule as Illustrated by the Bill of 1893 Author Albert Venn Dicey
ISBN-10 9783847203377
Year 2012-02-07
Pages 210
Language en
Publisher tredition
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

A Leap Into the Future

A Leap Into the Future Author Peter Anyang' Nyong'o
ISBN-10 9789966706263
Year 2007
Pages 269
Language en
Publisher African Books Collective
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A Leap into the Future is a collection of speeches, essays and articles compiled during Prof. Anyang' Nyong'o's tenure in the Kenya government and soon afterwards (2002-2006). In this provocative collection, Prof. Nyong'o examines the challenges of development, analyses how pan-African and global partnerships could facilitate development, and invokes the visionary direction pointed out by prominent personalities in Kenya's political leadership to whom he pays tribute. Through the collection, the author projects his vision for socio-political and economic transformation of the Kenyan society in a bid to formulate an economic strategy capable of leap-frogging the country from the current quagmire of underdevelopment to development. Professor Anyang' Nyong'o is a renowned reformist and political scientist in Africa and is best known for his role in Kenya's "second liberation." He holds a doctorate degree in Political Science from the University of Chicago and has taught in universities in Kenya, Mexico and Ethiopia. Upon the re-introduction of multiparty politics in Kenya in 1991, he was involved in the founding of Forum for the Restoration of Democracy (FORD), which provided the premier opposition machinery in the run-up to the 1992 general elections. He was also involved in the formation of the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC), which defeated KANU, the party that had ruled Kenya for 24 years. In the subsequent NARC government, he became the Minister of Planning and National Development. Besides teaching, he is widely published in Africa and abroad. Prof. Nyong'o has also been at the frontline in championing the reform agenda in Africa, especially through the establishment of NEPAD. At the time of publication of this book, he was Secretary General of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

Make the Leap

Make the Leap Author Genevia Gee Fulbright
ISBN-10 9780741423450
Year 2004-11
Pages 116
Language en
Publisher Infinity Publishing
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This book is for the growing, exiting and legacy building entrepreneur. It includes thousands of dollars worth of practical entrepreneurial advice for less than the cost of a dinner out.

The Leap

The Leap Author Rick Smith
ISBN-10 9781101133774
Year 2009-09-17
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Have you ever asked yourself, "Is this it?" Maybe you're trapped in a dead-end job that you're afraid to leave. Or maybe you already have a good job-one that gives you room to grow and exercise your talents-but you don't really feel like you're doing your best work. Your life is plain vanilla, yet you know in your heart that you can be a triple scoop banana split. You just don't know how to make that leap. So what do you do? Rick Smith knows firsthand what it's like to feel stuck in a career rut. He worked in a midlevel job where he had modest success. Then his life took an unexpected turn and he found himself creating a business that became successful beyond his wildest dreams. He unlocked a level of performance he did not know he had in him. After all, Smith was just a regular guy who didn't like to take chances or even step outside his comfort zone. But as he found out, those qualities don't have to be stumbling blocks. In fact, they're two of the keys to making the leap from good to great. And after talking to others who had also transformed their careers from mundane to magnificent, he realized that the secret doesn't lie with some mysterious talent, trait, or affinity for risk. And it certainly doesn't require you to quit your job and start from scratch. Rather, it lies with your ability to harness your true strengths and passions-what Smith calls your Primary Color. You'll meet remarkable people who've made the leap, such as: A soft-spoken middle manager who transformed her company, her industry, and her career with a simple-yet groundbreaking-idea. A door-to-door fax machine saleswoman who became a global fashion mogul after developing her own line of women's apparel. A Florida shrimp farmer who became a globally recognized genetics expert after both of his sons were diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder. A software designer who became a leading advocate for the homeless after volunteering part time at a local shelter and realizing his true calling. Through powerful anecdotes, lessons from brain science, and tools for self-assessment, Smith shows how, with the right amount of passion, determination, and three simple steps, anyone can make the leap to a more successful and fulfilling life.

LEAP Executive Summary with Employers Views on Learning Outcomes and Assessment Approaches 2008 Edition

LEAP Executive Summary  with Employers  Views on Learning Outcomes and Assessment Approaches  2008 Edition Author National Leadership Council (U.S.)
ISBN-10 0979618134
Year 2008-07
Pages 16
Language en
Publisher
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"College Learning for the New Global Century is a report about the aims and outcomes of a twenty-first century college education. It is also a report about the promises we need to make -- and keep -- to all students who aspire to a college education, especially to those for whom college is a route, perhaps the only possible route, to a better future"--P. 1.

China s Great Leap

China s Great Leap Author Minky Worden
ISBN-10 9781583229538
Year 2011-01-04
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Seven Stories Press
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With contributions from some of the most well respected and experienced Chinese writers, journalists, and organizers, China’s Great Leap examines the People’s Republic of China as its government and 1.3 billion people prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games. When Beijing first sought the Games, China was still recovering from the upheavals of Maoist rule and adapting to a market revolution. Today, China wants to engage with the outside world—while fully controlling the engagement. How will the new leaders in Beijing manage the Olympic process and the internal and external pressures for reform it creates? China’s Great Leap will illuminate China’s recent history and outline how domestic and international pressures in the context of the Olympics could achieve human rights change. Learn about key areas for human rights reform and how the Olympics could represent a possible great leap forward for the people of China and for the world.

Leadership in a Wiki World

Leadership in a Wiki World Author Rod Collins
ISBN-10 9781608444663
Year 2010
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher Dog Ear Publishing
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Rod Collins is the Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors, a national management consulting firm, and a leading expert on the next generation of business management. In the age of speed we live in, new rules emerge at a breakneck pace. As a leader, you can either be blindsided by these new rules or let Rod Collins book give you a welcome heads-up and head start! Vince Poscente, author of the NY Times Bestseller The Age of Speed Rod Collins has written an engaging and insightful book that clearly answers the question of how the principles of complexity theory can be practically applied to leading large organizations. Leadership in a Wiki World is a timely and highly readable guide that shows business leaders how they can use the rich reservoir of their collective knowledge to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world. Lisa Kimball, President, Plexus Institute Leadership in a Wiki World provides tremendous insight into how to lead and manage complex, multipartner, large scale business enterprises. Rod Collins experience as one of the key leaders within the Blues and his accomplishments as the chief operating executive of the single largest employer health plan in the world prepared him well to offer the insights captured in this book. If you want to know what the future of management looks like, I strongly encourage you to read this book. Steven S. Martin, Chairman, Board of Managers of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, and President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska There s a revolution brewing that is about to end the world of work as we know it. We are fast approaching a tipping point where new capacities for mass collaboration will completely redefine the work we do and the way we work. Technological innovations now make it possible for large numbers of people to work together without going through a central organization and they can do it smarter, faster, and cheaper. Discover the revolutionary business opportunities created by today s unprecedented business realities and learn: Why a 19th century management model is unsustainable in a digital world How business leaders are resetting management practices to create smarter and faster companies How companies are gaining access to the most untapped free resource in every organization to catapult their business performance. Leadership in a Wiki World is a practical guide to the principles and practices of wiki-management, the proven management solution for business leaders who understand that managing great change is only possible if we change how we manage."

The Next Leap in Productivity

The Next Leap in Productivity Author Adam Kolawa
ISBN-10 0470449071
Year 2009-04-27
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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How much should top management really care about IT? That’s the question Adam Kolawa bluntly poses in this feisty and compelling book. “The Next Leap in Productivity” goes far beyond traditional business books written for the CIO community. It tackles crucial issues such as productivity, efficiency and quality management. It makes the case for applying the principles of Deming and Juran to software development. Then it takes a “leap,” arguing that huge potential increases in IT productivity can lead to enormous increases in enterprise productivity. In this sense, “The Next Leap in Productivity” is a truly visionary book. Software vendors and CIOs who read this book will discover a software development process that is transparent, practical and efficient. Non-technical C-level executives (CEOs, CFOs, COOs, etc.) will discover a blueprint for improving corporate productivity and dramatically reducing operating costs. For the past decade, CIOs have been urged, coaxed, counseled and exhorted to act more like CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other C-level executives. This book suggests that it’s time for CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other C-level executives to start acting more like CIOs. “The Next Leap in Productivity” will appeal to anyone involved in buying, selling, developing or using IT. Advance Praise for “The Next Leap in Productivity” “Adam’s book is a challenge to all the top managers who’ve stopped caring about IT. His message is simple: If you really care about IT, you find ways to make IT more productive. The improvements you achieve in IT productivity can then be leveraged into huge leaps in productivity at the enterprise level. This book offers a roadmap for translating IT productivity into business profit. Adam’s argument is worth reading and worth considering as you formulate your IT strategies and plan your IT budgets.”--Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus, CIO magazine “Adam lays the groundwork for a common language that can be used to bridge the chasms between IT and other essential components of the business such as finance, product development, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Everyone who reads this book will learn valuable lessons that can be leveraged to improve returns on human capital investments at every level of the organization. Adam’s concepts have the potential to boost levels of confidence and performance throughout the enterprise.”-- Michael Minelli, Co-author, Partnering with the CIO “These kinds of productivity principles are not mere theory. When we put these same principles into effect, our productivity went up more than we had thought possible. And our employee morale went up, too. It became easier to write code the right way and harder to make stupid mistakes. This new way of creating software makes it possible for us to concentrate on what we really want to do here at Cisco, which is to improve the Internet for everybody.”-- Andy Chessin, Senior Technical Lead, Cisco, Inc.

Blind Leap

Blind Leap Author Diane Anderson-Minshall
ISBN-10 9781602824539
Year 2009-10-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Bold Strokes Books Inc
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The camera doesn't lie, but sometimes it captures a story worth killing for. When Jeff Conant, the new executive director of San Francisco's Frameline Film Festival, takes a header off the Golden Gate Bridge, he is considered just another statisticÑone of the thousands who've leapt from the landmark to commit suicide. But Jeff was also a childhood friend of reporter Velvet Erickson, who refuses to accept the coroner's ruling. Although unconvinced, Yoshi Yakamota reluctantly agrees to investigate Jeff's death. Diving into the victim's life, the Blind Eye Detective Agency uncovers potential suspects, but no real indications of murder. What did happen on the Golden Gate Bridge that night? Did an independent filmmaker inadvertently capture the event on camera? When a Blind Eye team member is attacked, it becomes painfully clear that someone has a secret worth killing forÑand with Yoshi dangerously close to exposing it, they may strike again.