Providing clear, expert guidance to help engineers make a smooth transition to the management team, this a newly revised and updated edition of an Artech House bestseller belongs on every engineer’s reference shelf. The author’s 30-plus year perspective indicates that, while most engineers will spend the majority of their careers as managers, most are dissatisfied with the transition. Much of this frustration is the result of lack of preparation and training. This book provides a solid grounding in the critical attitudes and principles needed for success. The greatly expanded Second Edition adds critical new discussions on the development of healthy teams, meeting management, delegating, decision making, and personal branding. New managers are taught to internalize the attitudes and master the associated skills to excel in, and be satisfied with the transition to management. The book explains how to communicate more effectively and improve relationships with colleagues. Professionals learn how to use their newly acquired skills to solve immediate problems. Moreover, they are shown how to apply six fundamental principles to their on-going work with engineering teams and management. Supplemental material, such as templates, exercises, and worksheets are available at no additional cost at ArtechHouse.com.
In this book, Feliciano de Sá Guimarães offers an original application of Role Theory. He proposes a theory of master role transitions to explain how small powers can change regional powers’ master roles without changing the regional material power distribution. Master role transition is the replacement of an active dominant master role by a dormant or inactive role located within one’s role repertoire. Guimarães argues that only a combination of four necessary conditions can produce a full master role transition: asymmetrical material interdependence, altercasting, domestic contestation and regional contestation. In each one of these conditions, a small power uses material and ideational tools to promote a master role transition within the regional power role repertoire. To test his model, Guimarães turns to five case studies in Latin America, Southern Africa and South Asia: the 2006–2007 Bolivia–Brazil gas crisis, the 2008–2009 Paraguay–Brazil Itaipú Dam crisis, the 2008–2009 Ecuador–Brazil Odebrecht crisis, the 1998 South Africa–Lesotho military intervention crisis and the 1996India–Bangladesh Ganges water crisis. A Theory of Master Role Transition is an excellent resource for those studying both theory and method in International Relations and foreign policy analysis.
A successful, healthy retirement is about coordinating all aspects of your life while continuing to pursue your passions and your family life. Financially you need to know “when” you can retire. And, knowing your retirement number, which social security option to take or setting up a tax efficient cash flow are all-important components. But, beyond the financial are the emotional and physical elements, such as eating healthy and exercising regularly, dealing with your newly found free time, downsizing into a new life, finding a place to live, dealing with your partner in this new chapter of life and so much more.
This paper discusses the forces driving capital flows in the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It argues that various influences—specifically, the real exchange rate history and trend and the factor intensity of production—can combine to motivate very large capital inflows. These inflows can either undermine attempts at monetary restraint or force excessive appreciations. They can also render the economy highly vulnerable to shifts in market sentiment. The policy implications of the analysis are awkward: exposure to global capital markets sets up difficult dilemmas for policy and leads to vulnerabilities that can be reduced but not eliminated.
Winner of the 2015 Best Book Award of the Chess Journalists of America (CJA) Shortlisted for the English Chess Federation 2015 Book of the Year Award THIRD, EXTENDED EDITION Pawn endings do not arise out of nowhere. Before emerging as endgames with just kings and pawns, they 'pre-existed' in positions that still contained any number of pieces. Liquidation is the purposeful transition into a pawn ending. It is a vital technique that is seldom taught. Strange, because knowing when and how to liquidate can help you win games or save draws. In this book, former US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin teaches you all you need to know about successfully liquidating into pawn endgames. He focuses on the practical aspects: what to aim for and how to get there. When to start trading pieces and how to recognize favorable and unfavorable liquidations. Enter a fascinating world of tempo play (triangulation, zugzwang and opposition), breakthroughs, king activity, passed pawn dynamics, sacrifices and counter-sacrifices. Exercises will test your growing skills. This is a ground-breaking, entertaining and instructive guide. This New and Extended 3rd edition presents 50 new examples, besides other additions and corrections.
Learn how to take the skills you use in the classroom and apply them to the workplace! Through interactive journal entries, hands-on activities, and articles specific to career readiness and workplace development, this text will help you gain the qualities you need to go from being a master student to a master employee. A focus on transferable skills that you can take from your classes to your career helps you develop the top skills employers look for in their employees. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention journal entries, Master Student Profiles, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory deepen your knowledge of yourself within the classroom and help you prepare for success in the global workforce. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This volume surveys the production and marketing of non-monastic manuscripts and printed books over 150 years in late medieval Brittany. Through analysis of the physical aspects of Breton manuscripts and books, and of the prices, wages and commissions associated with their manufacture, Diane Booton exposes connections between the tangible cultural artifacts and the society that produced, acquired and valued them.
The success of Asian economies (first Japan, then Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and, more recently, China and India) has made it tempting to look for an Asian model of development. However, the strength of Asian development lies less in strategies that reproduce successful national systems of innovation and more in the capacity for institutional change to open up new development trajectories with greater emphasis on knowledge and learning. The select group of contributors demonstrate that although there are important differences among Asian countries in terms of institutional set.
31st International Conference, PETRI NETS 2010, Braga, Portugal, June 21-25, 2010, Proceedings
Author: Johan Lilius
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Applications and Theory of Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency, PETRI NETS 2010, held in Braga, Portugal, in June 2010. The 16 revised papers classified as theory papers (10), application papers (2), and tool papers (4) were carefully reviewed and selected from 50 submissions. All current issues on research and development in the area of Petri nets and related models of concurrent systems are addressed, novel tools as well as substantial enhancements to existing tools are presented.