""The approach taken by these authors adds something new to the existing market. There is a good balance between theory and concepts on one hand and practical applications and cases on the other hand."" Prof. dr. Gerard H.M. Evers, Professor of Human Capital Valuation, Tilburg University, The Netherlands ""The authors appreciate the critical role that a human resource strategy can and should play in an overall organisational strategy. The text encourages the reader to explore the links between management issues and HR strategy."" Marjorie Corbridge, Associate Dean (Curriculum Development) at the University of Portsmouth Business School. This book is ideal for students of advanced undergraduate modules in HRM, masters programmes in HRM, CIPD specialist electives and MBA and DMS students. Starting from the premise that managing human resources "strategically "is crucial for long term organisational success this book is essential reading for future line managers as well as Human Resource specialists. The authors define 'human resources' as the "capabilities" and "potentia"l that people bring to work organisations. They examine the "process" of negotiation, argument, conflict and resolution in all human resource exchanges within a range of management issues. Within this process, the authors suggest, managers need to make a series of strategic choices among which a direct or an indirect, evolving human resource strategy is critical. Key reasons to read this book An imaginative and engaging running case study examines how theory and practice can be integrated Encourages critical reflection of current practices so that students are challenged by what they read A non-ethnocentric approach to the subject area makes it ideal for a broad audience. Forward written by Kevan Scholes, co-author of the bestselling Exploring Corporate Strategy About the authors" John Leopold is Professor of Human Resource Management, Lynette Harris is Professor of HRM & Professional Practice and Tony Watson is Professor of Organisational and Managerial Behaviour, all at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University. All contributors are teachers, researchers and practitioners in the field of HRM."""
Making it Work for Business, the Family, and the Future
Author: Stephanie Brun de Pontet
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Business & Economics
The family business becomes much more complex as it goes from the founder/entrepreneur to next generations. As more family members work together several challenges become apparent and can threaten the business if not addressed. This book, written by experts in the field of family business, shows the family members how to confront the problems and how to create solutions. Including: -Acknowledging that change needs to happen class -Building a formal structure around the business... including decision making processes -Strengthening both personal and professional relationships -Determining who has a role in the family business (spouses, children) -Creating a process to address conflict And more. The authors have over 50 year work experience in family business.. .from their business research at top universities, to their global consulting practice.
A Panorama of God's Word in 366 Daily Readings and Reflections
Author: Philip Yancey
The story of the Bible starts with the simple statement, "In the beginning, God created . . ." From that first sentence of Genesis, the story of salvation unfolds in strange and wonderful mingling of the commonplace and the miraculous, the human and the transcendent. But if you were born after the baby boom, chances are the Bible seems more like an item of passing interest than a book of depth and meaning for the twenty-first century. If you're not familiar with the Bible, it can be difficult to put into perspective the puzzle of kings and prophets, giants and seven-headed dragons, shepherd boys and itinerant preachers, Old Testament law and New Testament grace. Meet the Bible introduces you to the full, epic sweep of the Bible -- the characters, the places, the times, the stories, and the meanings of this Book of books -- and shows you that even the most obscure passage can hold relevance for your life once you understand what to look for. Award-winning writer Philip Yancey and author Brenda Quinn are your guides on this one-year reading tour of the Bible. Each day's reading includes Scripture, contemporary commentary, and questions for contemplation -- all designed to offer insight into how the passage fits into the overall story of the Bible, and how it can speak to your life today. Meet the Bible takes you through the twists and turns of the Bible's many narratives, the high points and the low points, the good characters and the bad, as well as the eternal thoughts and descriptions of God and his Son, Jesus Christ. Here are stories to remember, images of real people and circumstances closer to your own life than you've ever imagined. By the time you've finished the year's worth of reading, you'll have gained a panoramic view of the whole Bible and a firm understanding of its ideas and teachings. If you've never read the Bible, or hardly know the Bible, or would just like to read the Bible in a fresh new way, Meet the Bible offers an inspiring mix of timeless wisdom and contemporary insight that will cause faith to ignite within you. Direct excerpts from Scripture give readers a panoramic tour of the Bible’s key passages, personalities, events, and ideas as the Old Testament sweeps into the New Testament. Culturally relevant commentary from Quinn and Yancey sheds light on each day’s passage, examining the twists and turns of the Bible’s many narratives, the high points and the low points, the good characters and the bad, as well as the eternal thoughts and descriptions of God and his Son. Reflections every five days provide life application for the week’s Scripture readings.
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley continues her Shifters Unbound series with the tale of a hot hunk of a bear Shifter on the hunt for a mate… Cormac has been moving from one Shiftertown to the next in search of a mate. Now he’s in Southern Nevada, where a beautiful, unmated bear Shifter greets him…with a shotgun in her hands. Nell is a hot-tempered mother of two cubs, and she doesn’t take kindly to new Shifters showing up in town without her consent—even one with a sexy smile and brilliant blue eyes. But when her sons are endangered and she desperately needs help protecting them, Cormac proves he’s worthy of her trust as well as her desire. Includes previews for Jennifer Ashley’s upcoming WILD WOLF and RULES FOR A PROPER GOVERNESS Praise for the Shifters Unbound series “A must-buy series for paranormal romance lovers.”—Fiction Vixen “Ashley’s Shifter world is exciting, sexy, and magical.”—Yasmine Galenorn, New York Times bestselling author Perfect Mate previously appeared in Unbound Jennifer Ashley, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and winner of a Romance Writers of America RITA Award, also writes as national bestselling and award-winning author Allyson James. She lives in the Southwest with her husband and cats, and spends most of her time in the wonderful worlds of her stories.
Michael Bloch's biography of the woman Edward VIII renounced kingship to marry drew on his previous publication of their intimate corespondence, and presented a picture of her which was often startlingly at variance with previous accounts.It brings vividly to life the qualities which captivated her royal suitor, and caused some surprise by speculating that much of the mystery of her life might be explained by an element of gender confusion.
Two thousand years ago, there was a great bay and a peaceful land filled with sage, citrus trees, and pine. And there was a tribe called the Topaa. Marimi, a healer in her tribe, is unprepared for what fate holds in store for her. Without her knowledge, her actions place her under the watchful, suspicious gaze of a rival...and Marimi's family is placed under a curse that impacts how their legacy unfolds. From prehistoric California to the days of Spanish explorers, from the time of California colonialism to the swashbuckling cowboy days of early Los Angeles and right up to the present day, Scared Ground tells the story of the female descendants of Marimi. It tells of their loves, their betrayals, their loses, their families, and their ruthless ambitions that would forge a new country.
Retired colonel Alfred S. Habetrawongo, when he believed that the time was right, he had run for the political office of the president of the United States of America. The electoral college votes came into play and had made it almost impossible for him to run for office. He has also issued six (6) white papers as part of his campaign that came under a great deal of criticism. 1. Taxes 2. Education 3. Health care 4. Free trade in this hemisphere 5. Reorganization of the United Nations 6. Other miscellaneous and Current topics and political issues The above speeches were given sometimes to hostile audiences in which the colonel was shot by someone in the audience. He was also a very close friend of admiral of the North Atlantic Fleet who has dropped two (2) atomic bombs over Germany. In running for the presidency, he was again shot at while giving a speech at the Hollywood Bowl. With the help of his loyal team, he has campaigned until the current seated president started to issue negatives advisories against him and a final decision that his team made for him about his running for president.