Create a Great Organization by Building a Strange Workforce
Author: Daniel M. Cable
Publisher: Pearson Education
Category: Business & Economics
To achieve sustained competitive advantage, you must create and deliver something that’s valuable, rare, and hard to imitate–and you can’t do that with a run-of-the-mill workforce. Your workforce needs to be strikingly different, obsessively focused on delivering on your unique value proposition. Compared with everyone else’s workforce, your people need to be downright strange! This book is about everything it takes to build a workforce that’s strange and extraordinary enough to execute your most powerful strategies and your unique value proposition. It’s about understanding exactly how your workforce needs to be different...creating an end-to-end Strange Workforce Value Chain...implementing workforce systems that support your unique goals...establishing detailed metrics based on what makes you unique...using those metrics to drive clarity throughout your entire organization, and steer it toward success. If you’re tasked with executing strategy through people, and “balanced scorecards” and “strategy maps” just haven’t been enough, take your next and greatest leap forward: make the Change to Strange. · Why “normal” workforces just won’t cut it anymore Everyone says their people make the difference. Most everyone’s wrong. · Create your strange workforce in four steps Imagine, pinpoint your gaps, prioritize, and act. · What your customers must notice for you to win Link your real performance drivers to specific workforce deliverables. · Rearchitect your workforce to break from the pack Organize to get strategic results from the right people. · Leverage the magic of measurement Implement metrics that work–and keep them working.
Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms
Author: Marc Caplan
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This is a revolutionary work in the study of Yiddish literature and post-colonial theory, offering a new methodology for comparative research, a new definition of literary modernism, and an unprecedented juxtaposition of Jewish Studies with African literature.
What are your fantasies? And what if you could act upon them? Strange Change will return you to that twilight time between childhood and adulthood in a fantasy about a young man who discovers he has the incredible power to become anything he can imagine himself to be. And what he wants to be is in the girls' locker room at school at shower time.And that's just for starters. He quickly learns that, with a thought, he can get whatever he wants, and compel others to do his bidding to an astonishing degree. As a result, his parents are practically his servants, his friends as subjects to royalty. But do his powers come from heaven, or from hell? As long as he gets what he wants, does it really matter?
Quiet, shy Flora has to look after her brother and her busy dad, and now her teacher wants her to play Old Father Time in the school play, wearing an old mask. When she puts it on she feels strange and in charge.
Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDs
Author: Ina Park
Publisher: Flatiron Books
"Joyful and funny . . . Park uses science, compassion, humor, diverse stories and examples of her own shame-free living to take the stigma out of these infections." —The New York Times With curiosity and wit, Strange Bedfellows rips back the bedsheets to expose what really happens when STDs enter the sack. Sexually transmitted diseases have been hidden players in our lives for the whole of human history, with roles in everything from World War II to the growth of the Internet to The Bachelor. But despite their prominence, STDs have been shrouded in mystery and taboo for centuries, which begs the question: why do we know so little about them? Enter Ina Park, MD, who has been pushing boundaries to empower and inform others about sexual health for decades. With Strange Bedfellows, she ventures far beyond the bedroom to examine the hidden role and influence of these widely misunderstood infections and share their untold stories. Covering everything from AIDS to Zika, Park explores STDs on the cellular, individual, and population-level. She blends science and storytelling with historical tales, real life sexual escapades, and interviews with leading scientists—weaving in a healthy dose of hilarity along the way. The truth is, most of us are sexually active, yet we’re often unaware of the universe of microscopic bedfellows inside our pants. Park aims to change this by bringing knowledge to the masses in an accessible, no-nonsense, humorous way—helping readers understand the broad impact STDs have on our lives, while at the same time erasing the unfair stigmas attached to them. A departure from the cone of awkward silence and shame that so often surrounds sexual health, Strange Bedfellows is the straight-shooting book about the consequences of sex that all curious readers have been looking for.