Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine Influenza and You

What is swine flu?

Are there human infections with swine flu in the U.S.?
In late March and early April 2009, cases of human infection with swine influenza A (H1N1) viruses were first reported in Southern California and near Guadalupe County, Texas. Other U.S. states have reported cases of swine flu infection in humans and cases have been reported internationally as well. An updated case count of confirmed swine flu infections in the United States is kept at CDC and local and state health agencies are working together to investigate this situation.

Is this swine flu virus contagious?
CDC has determined that this swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human. However, at this time, it is not known how easily the virus spreads between people.

What are the signs and symptoms of swine flu in people?
The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. In the past, severe illness (pneumonia and respiratory failure) and deaths have been reported with swine flu infection in people. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.

How does swine flu spread?
Spread of this swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is thought to be happening in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing of people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.

Can I get swine influenza from eating or preparing pork?
No. Swine influenza viruses are not spread by food. You cannot get swine influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork products is safe.

How can someone with the flu infect someone else?
Infected people may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 7 or more days after becoming sick. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.

What should I do to keep from getting the flu?
First and most important: wash your hands. Try to stay in good general health. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food. Try not touch surfaces that may be contaminated with the flu virus. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Are there medicines to treat swine flu?
Yes. CDC recommends the use of oseltamivir or zanamivir for the treatment and/or prevention of infection with these swine influenza viruses. Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an inhaler) that fight against the flu by keeping flu viruses from reproducing in your body. If you get sick, antiviral drugs can make your illness milder and make you feel better faster. They may also prevent serious flu complications. For treatment, antiviral drugs work best if started soon after getting sick (within 2 days of symptoms).

How long can an infected person spread swine flu to others?
People with swine influenza virus infection should be considered potentially contagious as long as they are symptomatic and possible for up to 7 days following illness onset. Children, especially younger children, might potentially be contagious for longer periods.

What surfaces are most likely to be sources of contamination?
Germs can be spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth. Droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person move through the air. Germs can be spread when a person touches respiratory droplets from another person on a surface like a desk and then touches their own eyes, mouth or nose before washing their hands.

How long can viruses live outside the body?
We know that some viruses and bacteria can live 2 hours or longer on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks. Frequent handwashing will help you reduce the chance of getting contamination from these common surfaces.

What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
There is no vaccine available right now to protect against swine flu. There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Take these everyday steps to protect your health:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you get sick with influenza, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

What is the best way to keep from spreading the virus through coughing or sneezing?
If you are sick, limit your contact with other people as much as possible. Do not go to work or school if ill. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Put your used tissue in the waste basket. Cover your cough or sneeze if you do not have a tissue. Then, clean your hands, and do so every time you cough or sneeze.

What is the best technique for washing my hands to avoid getting the flu?
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Wash with soap and water or clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner. We recommend that when you wash your hands -- with soap and warm water -- that you wash for 15 to 20 seconds. When soap and water are not available, alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers may be used. You can find them in most supermarkets and drugstores. If using gel, rub your hands until the gel is dry. The gel doesn't need water to work; the alcohol in it kills the germs on your hands.

What should I do if I get sick?
If you live in areas where swine influenza cases have been identified and become ill with influenza-like symptoms, including fever, body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, or vomiting or diarrhea, you may want to contact their health care provider, particularly if you are worried about your symptoms. Your health care provider will determine whether influenza testing or treatment is needed.

If you are sick, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people as much as possible to keep from spreading your illness to others.

If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek emergency medical care.

In children emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
  • Fever with a rash
In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting

How serious is swine flu infection?
Like seasonal flu, swine flu in humans can vary in severity from mild to severe. Between 2005 until January 2009, 12 human cases of swine flu were detected in the U.S. with no deaths occurring. However, swine flu infection can be serious. In September 1988, a previously healthy 32-year-old pregnant woman in Wisconsin was hospitalized for pneumonia after being infected with swine flu and died 8 days later. A swine flu outbreak in Fort Dix, New Jersey occurred in 1976 that caused more than 200 cases with serious illness in several people and one death.

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs (H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu))

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu.

1Avoid close contact.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2Stay home when you are sick.

If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

3Cover your mouth and nose.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

4Clean your hands.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.

5Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

6Practice other good health habits.

Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Boost Your Hiring I.Q. (Ebook)

To get the perfect fit for every position you hire for, it's important to have an accurate evaluation system and the skills to back it up. Written by the renowned Interview Coach at, Boost Your Hiring IQ hones your interviewing techniques and helps you find the right person for the job, each and every time. As you take the Manager's Hiring IQ Test-50 fun, thought-provoking questions on a wide variety of hiring topics-you'll discover how to:
Identify your interviewing strengths and weaknesses and improve them
Assess the job requirements before the interview
Set the interview stage and put candidates at ease
Ask questions designed to reveal the abilities and traits you seek
Listen for rehearsed responses and probe for the real answers
Handle sensitive issues and difficult situations
Effectively evaluate and rate candidates to avoid costly hiring errors


Into the Bermuda Triangle (ebook)

Still unsolved, still baffling, still claiming new victims. Here are the untold stories.

A pilot reports a strange haze enveloping his plane, then disappears; eleven hours after fuel starvation, as if calling from a void, he is heard 600 miles away. He requests permission to land, then vanishes forever. A freighter steaming over placid seas disappears without a trace. A pleasure yacht ghosts past without a soul on board. A pilot calls for help because a "weird object" is harassing his plane. A jet collides with an "unknown" and is never found. . . .

Into the Bermuda Triangle is the first comprehensive examination of these baffling disappearances in more than a generation. Drawing on official reports from the NTSB and other investigative agencies as well as interviews with scientists, theorists, and survivors, leading authority Gian Quasar not only sets the record straight on previously examined cases, he also offers a bulging file of new cases, the collective results of his twelve-year investigation. In meticulous detail this unflinching account:

Documents confirmed disappearances of airplanes and ships
Gathers new testimony and reexamines old interviews from eyewitnesses and survivors
Explores possible explanations ranging from zero-point energy to magnetic vortices
Challenges our assumptions with the sheer weight of accumulated evidence
In this age of technological and scientific discovery, there are still mysteries that transcend understanding. The Bermuda Triangle is one.

"The best book I've ever read on this important subject."—Andrew Griffin, The Town Talk


Open Source Software: Implementation and Management (Ebook)

In 2004/5, over half of IT professionals will be looking at open source, most for the first time. This book provides key tools for System administrators, Network Administrators, IT project managers, and consultants who must evaluate and deploy open source software.

This book details open source successes so far, explains which scenarios are the most realistic opportunities now, then gives the details needed to select these solutions, adopt the best tools and practices, introduce them to an organization, implement and manage them. The IT professional can use this book to review opportunities in their organization, evaluate components such as Apache, Linux, and OpenOffice against systems they know, and follow up in detail on their specific interests here and through referred resources.

*Deployment scenarios categorized by function and industry
*Rules of thumb on where and when open source software is or is not the right choice
*Roadmaps for deployment in terms of the components of open source


John McGee - The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management, Strategic Management (Ebook)

The new edition of The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management: Strategic Management includes a new preface by the current editor, John McGee. He acknowledges the signal contribution of Derek Channon and outlines the key current trends in the field of strategic management.

* Fully updated new edition covers over 160 key terms and concepts in strategic management;
* Contains contributions from more than 55 international contributors;
* Gives more explicit attention to 'competitive strategy' and 'competitive advantage';
* Fully treats the 'resource-based view', with recent developments around the 'knowledge- based view';
* Introduces the 'new economy', specifically economics of knowledge and information and the nature of network externalities;
* Outlines the key current trends in the field of strategic management in the editor’s preface.


Ap Eigenhuis, Rob van Dijk - High Performance Business Strategy: Inspiring Success Through Effective Human Resource Management (Ebook)

Authors Ap Eigenhuis and Rob van Dijk see a natural alliance between the CEO and the HR executive. HR executives, they argue, must position themselves in the forefront of solving new business challenges. In High Performance Business Strategy, they show senior management -- both within HR and outside of it -- how to analyze the weak points in a business and focus HR on transforming the problem areas. They introduce a unique online checklist that identifies areas of corporate weakness, and they explain how to use the results to build a new HR strategy. Throughout the book and the checklist, the authors have incorporated state-of-the-art knowledge on what works in large, international organizations. This knowledge is based on their experience working with CEOs and senior executives in large, international corporations and on exclusive access to research conducted by the Hay Group.


Dan Matthews, Colin Barrow - Online Business All-in-one for Dummies (Ebook)

Turn your business dreams into profitable reality with this straightforward guide to setting up and running an online business. It walks you step-by step through the entire process, from researching the market and designing your Web site, to marketing your product online and trading securely. Whether you're starting out or looking to expand an existing business online, this up to- date book provides you with all the support and expert advice you need to successfully build your own online empire.


Joseph Zajda, Donna Gibbs, "Comparative Information Technology: Languages, Societies and the Internet" (Ebook)

This volume offers a critique of the nexus between ICT and its impact on society, individuals and educational institutions. One of the most significant dimensions of globalisation has been the rapid development of information and communications technologies (ICTs). Our lives have been changed by ICTs in numerous ways and the implications for education are enormous. The ICTs have transformed the linguistic, cognitive and visual dimensions of human communication, as well as our perceptions of the self, and social identity in the global culture. They have facilitated the development of new dimensions of digital literacy, such as blogging and sms messaging. In this sense, cyberlanguage continues to evolve by borrowing and adapting familiar words, coining new expressions, and embracing particular styles.

The book provides directions in education and policy research, relevant to transformational educational reforms in the 21st century.


Robert W. Wendover "Smart Hiring: The Complete Guide to Finding & Hiring the Best Employees" (Ebook)

A hiring method and some techniques for finding better employees.


Gavin Ingham, Terry Jeavons & Company, "Motivate People: Get the Best from Yourself and Others" (Ebook)

Develop your skills, realise your full potential and make your life work. Discover the core attitudes and skills needed to motivate yourself and others. This title includes practical techniques, effective tips, 5-minute fixes and case studies to equip you to succeed in the real world, plus set your goals and check progress with simple self-assessment exercises. Follow this title as a complete course, or dip in and out of topics of particular interest. It is pocket-sized - take it wherever life takes you.


James N. Manktelow, "Work Life: Manage Your Time (Essential Managers)" (Ebook)


Network Infrastructure Security (Ebook)

Research on Internet security over the past few decades has focused mainly on information assurance, issues of data confidentiality and integrity as explored through cryptograph algorithms, digital signature, authentication code, etc. Unlike other books on network information security, Network Infrastructure Security by Angus Wong and Alan Yeung addresses the emerging concern with better detecting and preventing routers and other network devices from being attacked or compromised.

Attacks to network infrastructure affect large portions of the Internet at a time and create large amounts of service disruption, due to breaches such as IP spoofing, routing table poisoning and routing loops. Daily operations around the world highly depend on the availability and reliability of the Internet, which makes the security of this infrastructure a top priority issue in the field.

Network Infrastructure Security is a book that bridges the gap between the study of the traffic flow of networks and the study of the actual network configuration. This book makes effective use of examples and figures to illustrate network infrastructure attacks from a theoretical point of view. The book includes conceptual examples that show how network attacks can be run, along with appropriate countermeasures and solutions.

Dale Stacey, "Aeronautical Radio Communication Systems and Networks" (Ebook)

Typically, there are over twenty radio systems on board the average commercial jet aircraft dealing with communication, navigation and surveillance functions. Very high frequency (VHF) air-to-ground communication is usually the main method of information and control exchange between pilot and air traffic control. Satellite and high frequency radio links are used to complement this system for long range or oceanic information exchanges. Other communications systems are required between the airline operation centre and the pilot and sometimes between the passengers and the ground.

Quantitative Trading Strategies: Harnessing the Power of Quantitative Techniques to Create a Winning Trading Program (Ebook)

Harnessing the Power of Quantitative Techniques to Create a Winning Trading ProgramLars Kestner Quantitative Trading Strategies takes readers through the development and evaluation stages of today's most popular and market-proven technical trading strategies. Quantifying every subjective decision in the trading process, this analytical book evaluates the work of well-known "quants" from John Henry to Monroe Trout and introduces 12 all-new trading strategies. It debunks numerous popular misconceptions, and is certain to make waves--and change minds--in the world of technical analysis and trading.


Helping Your Child Learn Math with Activities for Children Aged 5 Through 13 (Ebook)

Offers 26 meaningful and fun math activities that can be done at home and are meningful as well as fun.


Mark Jablonowski - Precautionary Risk Management: Dealing with Catastrophic Loss Potentials in Business, The Community and Society (Ebook)

Dealing with high-stakes risk potentials depends on our ability to come to grips with some easy to understand, yet difficult to apply, criteria for decision. We need to go beyond the fa├žade of pseudo-scientific assessments that cater to special interests. We need to take a fresh, honest look at the only two sensible decision criteria: precautionary avoidance and fatalism. This book shows why scientific assessments of catastrophic risk based on ‘averages’ don’t work, and sets the stage for making the tough choice between precaution and fatalism.


Ruth Sheppard, "Alexander the Great at War: His army - His battles - His Enemies (General Military)" (Ebook)

Alexander was arguably the greatest military commander ever. Upon the assassination of his father King Philip II of Macedon in the summer of 336 BC, he took over the reins of power of a now united Greece. Two years later he led his combined Macedonian and Greek army into Asia and began the greatest military conquest in world history. In eleven short years and an extraordinary sequence of marches, battles and sieges, he overcame the might of the Persian Empire and campaigned across deserts, plains and forests as far as the Indian subcontinent to become master of most of the known world, at least on the battlefield. He died in Babylon at the age of 33

This richly illustrated book examines all of Alexander's incredible campaigns, describing in detail his armies and the armies he defeated as he created his enormous empire, and explains the extraordinary generalship and tactics that won him his victories. Numerous maps and photographs, and full-color artwork reconstructions and 3-D "bird's-eye views" of battles combine with authoritative text to relive one of history's most epic military adventures.


Neutron Imaging and Applications: A Reference for the Imaging Community (Ebook)

Neutron Imaging and Applications offers an introduction to the basics of neutron beam production in addition to the wide scope of techniques that enhance imaging application capabilities. An instructional overview of neutron sources, detectors, optics and spin-filters allows readers to delve more deeply into the discussions of radiography, tomography and prospective applications available in neutron holography techniques. A section devoted to current applications describes imaging single grains in polycrystalline materials, neutron imaging of geological materials and other materials science and engineering areas. Coverage of thermal neutron imaging of biological tissues, plant physiology, Homeland Security and contraband detection explore the future prospects of this cutting-edge research.


Crisp: Building Trust: A Manager's Guide for Business Success (Ebook)

The concept of trust may, at first glance, seem odd as a component of an effective business strategy. However, trust is at the heart of how we act in many business situations and how we approach trust can be vital to our success. In this book the benefit of trust is explored as is the damage resulting from lack of trust. In addition, you’ll examine the three steps that encourage trust—asking for input and using it; doing what you say you’ll do; and delegating effectively.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wendy Briner , Michael Geddes, Colin Hastings, "Project Leadership" (Ebook)

This work on project skills concentrates upon the sorts of personal skills required for such work, including awareness of the organizational context and the political dimensions of change.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Business Systems and Organizational Capabilities (Ebook)

Twenty-first century capitalism has been marked by an increasing international economic independence, and considerable differences between dominant economic systems of coordination and control. In this context, national competition and coordination within industries has increased, but the governance of leading firms, and the kinds of competences they develop, remain quite diverse. This book shows how different kinds of firms become established and develop different capabilities in different societies, and as a result are effective in particular kinds of industries and markets.
By integrating institutionalist approaches to organizations with the capabilities theory of the firm, Richard Whitley suggests how we can understand this combination of diversity and integration by developing the comparative business systems framework in three major ways. First, by identifying the particular circumstances in which distinctive business systems and innovation systems become nationally established and reproduced, as well as how changing endogenous and exogenous pressures have affected the major kinds of business systems that developed in many OECD states during the postwar period.


Jonathan Baron, "Thinking and Deciding" (Ebook)

Beginning with its first edition and through subsequent editions, Thinking and Deciding has established itself as the required text and important reference work for students and scholars of human cognition and rationality. In this, the fourth edition, Jonathan Baron retains the comprehensive attention to the key questions addressed in the previous editions - How should we think? What, if anything, keeps us from thinking that way? How can we improve our thinking and decision making? - and his expanded treatment of topics such as risk, utilitarianism, Baye's theorem, and moral thinking. With the student in mind, the fourth edition emphasizes the development of an understanding of the fundamental concepts in judgment and decision making. This book is essential reading for students and scholars in judgment and decision making and related fields, including psychology, economics, law, medicine, and business.


Gregory Monahan - Enterprise Risk Management: A Methodology for Achieving Strategic Objectives (Ebook)

This book provides a methodology for effective enterprise risk management.A Through the use of this methodology, companies will be more successful in achieving strategic objectives.A This book prescribes a process for measurement of risk associated with the achievement of strategic objectives.A It also covers some of the aspects of managing risk.A The tentative contents is: (1) Defining Enterprise Risk Management, (2) Strategic Objectives, (3) The At Risk Concept, (4) Strategic Objectives At Risk (SOAR)–The Methodology, (5) SOAR Process, (6) Set Metrics for Defined Strategic Objectives, (7) Observe Metric Values, (8) Analyze Movements in Metrics, (9) React to the Metric Analysis, (10) SOAR Dashboard, (11) Existing Enterprise Risk Management Approaches, (12) Regulation and Compliance, (13) Implementing the SOAR Methodology, (14) Application of the Concept of Shifting the Distribution, (15) SOAR Capital, Appendix A: Summary of Objectives, Risks, Risk Drivers, and Controls, Appendix B: SOAR Policy Template, Appendix C: SOAR Procedures Manual, and Appendix D: SOAR in Action.


Organisational Learning and Effectiveness (Ebook)

Based upon in-depth research, including over seventy interviews with managers and employees, this is an original and comprehensive analysis of learning organizations. It uses detailed case studies of Coca-Cola and Schweppes Beverages, 3M, Siebe, Mayflower and Morgan Crucible to reveal the most effective practices in organizational learning.


Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness, A Philosophy for Leaders, New and Revised (Ebook)

Like most books about leadership, this one improves when the author finishes up with generalities and gets down to specifics. Whether it fulfills its "promise" ("to double your business leadership effectiveness on any measure you choose") is debatable; still there are pickings in the book for the would-be leader of a kind not to be found in the many other treatises on the subject. Believing that leadership is a "mindset and a pattern of behaviors" that can be learned and taught, Koestenbaum presents and illustrates the meaning of his "Leadership Diamond." This consists of "four strategies for greatness": vision (thinking big and new), reality (having no illusions), ethics (providing service), and courage (acting with sustained initiative). The "greatness" theme becomes a bit tedious, but there are many compensations. For management collections.


Elaine D. Pulakos "Performance Management: A New Approach for Driving Business Results" (Ebook)

Performance Management presents an end-to-end practical model of effective performance management that shows how to develop and implement performance management systems that drive results. It goes beyond prescribing typical best practices and instead focuses on what it really takes to implement performance management effectively. The book provides nuts and bolts guidance for how to develop effective performance measures. Providing both practical advice, tools, and examples, this book translates best practices, ideas, and concepts into concrete and practical development and implementation steps that can be applied in any organization.


Contributions By New Editorial Board Members: A Special Issue of human Performance (Ebook)

Reinforcing the international diversity of researchers who are concerned with aspects of human performance, this special issue contains articles submitted by five new editorial members based in Australia, Canada, Germany, Singapore, and the United States. The increasing globalization of work organizations demands that a knowledge base is developed that is global in nature. Research questions about how constructs of interest and their relations are affected by regional and cultural factors must be carefully developed and tested. Human Performance continues to be a leading forum for such research and theory.


Bruce J. Avolio, Fred Luthans, "The High Impact Leader" (Ebook)

The High Impact Leader takes you beyond static and inflexible leadership "rules" to help you develop hands-on leadership skills within the unpredictable, often chaotic framework of everyday life. This results-based examination features wide-ranging research and examples of how real-world leadership has developed over the past century. It details a program for accelerating your authentic leadership development that is realistic and achievable, for individuals in virtually any personal or professional environment.

Written by veteran researchers in the Gallup Leadership Institute and based on innovative leadership-building models and tools, The High Impact Leader provides you with:
A step-by-step process for helping you understand how to transform yourself into an exceptional leader
Tools presented in the book and accessible through the web for managing and measuring personal progress toward authentic leadership development
Strategies for building a pool of leadership-ready individuals in any organization

Authentic leadership is essential for transforming average results into breakthrough success. The High Impact Leader steers around buzzwords and silver bullets to reveal what you can do to achieve positive, organic growth fueling sustainable success--and what you must do to develop and nurture authentic leadership within yourself and your organization.

Life presents each of us with a series of positive and negative moments, both carefully scripted and completely unplanned. Whether they appear monumental or inconsequential at the time, many are destined to become key moments that profoundly shape our destinies, if we are prepared to take advantage of them.

High-achieving individuals understand the potential in these key moments and draw full value from them to realize their full leadership growth and potential. The High Impact Leader provides you with the information and knowledge you need to recognize and understand these "moments that matter" and use them to accelerate your authentic leadership development (ALD).

Designed to help you understand what the authentic leadership process is as well as how it can be enhanced, this straightforward and proactive approach to developing authentic leadership in any individual or organization includes:
A proven framework for structuring your chosen direction and regulating how you will execute your leadership development to pursue that direction
Ways in which leadership directly and indirectly impacts performance, and how the culture and climate of your organization contributes to extraordinary development and performance
Techniques for creating positive psychological capital in yourself and others, to achieve maximum potential organic growth and veritable performance
Proven methods for moving beyond your actual leader self to your possible leader self, and accelerating your progress toward powerful and sustainable success
Examples of how to move in the right direction and straightforward guidelines for doing so

The High Impact Leader is a clear-cut description of the insights and actions that lead to authentic leadership development, tested and proven to work in actual situations. It will show you how to recognize and gain full value from the key moments that trigger true leadership, allowing you to more effectively pull your positive future realities into your present with less risk and far greater success. The whole focus of this book is to help you leverage what you have been born with to help you achieve your points of excellence in terms of leadership success.


AG02 - F-16 Fighting Falcon-Lock On Series (Ebook)


Information Systems Strategic Management: An Integrated Approach (Ebook)

A comprehensive guide to the strategic management of information systems within business and public sector organisations. Key issues covered include: corporate strategy, information systems strategy and the technical versus social debate.


Forex Freedom (Ebook)

Turn $300 into $30,000, Financial Freedom in as Little as 6 Months!, eReport By Robert Borowski.


FOREX On-Line Manual For Successful Trading (Ebook)

he goal of manual is to introduce beginning traders to all the essential aspects of foreign exchange in a practical manner and to be a source of best answer on the typical questions as why are currencies being traded, who are trader, what currencies do they trade, what makes rates move, what instruments are used for the trade, how a currency behavior can be forecasted and where the pertinent information may be obtained from. Mastering the content of an appropriate section the user will be able to make his/her own decisions, test them, and ultimately use recommended tools and approaches for hi...


Friday, April 17, 2009

8 Keys To eBay Trading Success (Ebook)

A ebook providing professional advice on how to be successful on eBay


Affiliate Marketer's Handbook (Ebook)

The Affiliate Marketer's Handbook reveals proven elements of all things essential when it comes to marketing online as an affiliate. The book details not only the pitfalls to avoid but important affiliate marketing elements like the right program to join, how to promote an affiliated product, and much more. A bonus section is also included.Enjoy reading this excellent resource.


Maria Bengtsson, Tomas Mullern - A Grammar Of Organizing (Ebook)

`I found A Grammar of Organizing an intriguing and compelling read. It is a conceptually rich text, which deals with fundamental questions concerning our understanding of and activities within organizations. To this end the authors develop a theoretical framework built around fundamental generating principles of organizing. They support their framework with illuminating case material making it an excellent textbook for Masters level teaching in organizational behaviour or design. An insightful book which will provoke debate as well as provide innovative insights into the complexity of organizing in the twenty-first century.'
- Evelyn Fenton, University of Reading Business School, UK

`A "generative" grammar of organizing - i.e. a systematic account of rules and conventions based on the concept of activities - that may help us avoid reducing our understanding of organizing to either structure or process features! This is the bold claim put forward by the authors of this book. To support their grammar, i.e. the activity-community model of organizing, the authors draw on multiple examples from organizations as well as references from the current research debate in the broad area of organization studies. The book, which is written in the Scandinavian tradition of organization studies, is an innovative and much welcome contribution to organization research in general and to the study of organizing in particular. In short, it is a distinct contribution that makes a lot of sense!'
- Per Olof Berg, Stockholm University School of Business, Sweden

`This engaging book offers a fresh perspective on managing in a world where organizations and their activities are being rapidly formed and dissembled. The authors develop a novel model of community formation and activity coordination that smartly recasts managerial work to focus attention on how ideas travel and capabilities can be improved both within and across organizational units.'
- Walter W. Powell, Stanford University, US

A Grammar of Organizing provides a new, innovative perspective on the organizational challenges now facing companies in complex and dynamic business situations.

This book represents a much needed departure from static theories of organizations to incorporate the dynamic and ever-changing nature of today's companies. The authors assert that management and organization theory is increasingly turning its attention to the perpetual practice of organizing and strategizing rather than just focusing on formal structures and strategies. This new paradigm is thoroughly analyzed, and the consequent management implications discussed. The book then goes on to build a much needed, coherent and fully developed theoretical framework to further expand upon this new emerging perspective. The `activity-community' model is built around fundamental principles, and numerous case studies are used to illustrate and support this unique theoretical framework.

Offering an up-to-date overview of the latest developments within organization theory, and posing a number of important questions on this changing realm, this book will prove a fascinating read for academics, students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in management and organization studies and practices.


Cathy Lake - Mastering Project Management (Ebook)

Commercial and competitive pressures place ever greater demands on the project manager and their team. Each project presents its own challenges--size, technical complexity, risk, timescale--and professional management skills of the highest order are needed to ensure success.

To be fully effective, project managers (and managers of projects!) need to take decisions from a business perspective and know how to identify and harness all the relevant skills required for the job.

Mastering Project Management enables the busy manager to review, extend and sharpen their project management skills. It promotes individual development, personal and organisational effectiveness by: reviewing lessons from past projects and exchanges, experience and ideas; enabling experienced project managers to assess and improve performance and methods; providing practical tools and techniques for the busy manager to improve their projects.


Graham Roberts-Phelps - Customer Relationship Management: How to Turn a Good Business Into a Great One! (Ebook)

Information about and insights into how to attract and retain customers are provided in this business manager's reference. Demonstrating that every customer is unique but can be segmented by value, pattern, and buying criteria, this guide discusses why customers defect, how to keep a customer for life, the customer interaction cycle, and how to develop a marketing database. With charts, checklists, and case studies, it shares innovative ideas for customer service and explains how to generate a customer culture through recruitment, training, and promotion. Also included are strategies for conducting customer surveys and opportunities for connecting with customers in the digital age.


Scene of the Cybercrime, Second Edition (Ebook)

When it comes to computer crimes, the criminals got a big head start. But the law enforcement and IT security communities are now working diligently to develop the knowledge, skills, and tools to successfully investigate and prosecute Cybercrime cases. When the first edition of "Scene of the Cybercrime" published in 2002, it was one of the first books that educated IT security professionals and law enforcement how to fight Cybercrime. Over the past 5 years a great deal has changed in how computer crimes are perpetrated and subsequently investigated. Also, the IT security and law enforcement communities have dramatically improved their ability to deal with Cybercrime, largely as a result of increased spending and training. According to the 2006 Computer Security Institute's and FBI's joint Cybercrime report: 52% of companies reported unauthorized use of computer systems in the prior 12 months. Each of these incidents is a Cybecrime requiring a certain level of investigation and remediation. And in many cases, an investigation is mandates by federal compliance regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, or the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.
Scene of the Cybercrime, Second Edition is a completely revised and updated book which covers all of the technological, legal, and regulatory changes, which have occurred since the first edition. The book is written for dual audience; IT security professionals and members of law enforcement. It gives the technical experts a little peek into the law enforcement world, a highly structured environment where the "letter of the law" is paramount and procedures must be followed closely lest an investigation be contaminated and all the evidence collected rendered useless. It also provides law enforcement officers with an idea of some of the technical aspects of how cyber crimes are committed, and how technology can be used to track down and build a case against the criminals who commit them. Scene of the Cybercrime, Second Editions provides a roadmap that those on both sides of the table can use to navigate the legal and technical landscape to understand, prevent, detect, and successfully prosecute the criminal behavior that is as much a threat to the online community as "traditional" crime is to the neighborhoods in which we live. Also included is an all new chapter on Worldwide Forensics Acts and Laws.
* Companion Web site provides custom tools and scripts, which readers can download for conducting digital, forensic investigations.
* Special chapters outline how Cybercrime investigations must be reported and investigated by corporate IT staff to meet federal mandates from Sarbanes Oxley, and the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard
* Details forensic investigative techniques for the most common operating systems (Windows, Linux and UNIX) as well as cutting edge devices including iPods, Blackberries, and cell phones.


Felice Primeau Devine, "Goof-Proof Resumes and Cover Letters" (Ebook)

In today's tough job market, the perfect resume and cover letter are a must for every job seeker. Outlined in this book are the Goof-Proof Rules—the 36 simple solutions for composing Goof-Proof resumes and cover letters that get you hired! Goof-Proof Resumes and Cover Letters includes up-to-date resume and cover letter formats (with examples), clear and concise instructions on how to best express your unique skills, experience, and education, valuable lessons on everything from proper punctuation to expressing your personal style, and accurate and up-to-date advice on electronic submission. Also included are fill-in-the-blank sections to practice crafting your information after you've read and understood the Goof-Proof Rules.


19 Secrets to Build Huge Muscles (Ebook)

If you don‟t know exactly what you‟re doing, right from the beginning, you will make many costly diet and training mistakes, and it can take years to get the type of body you want and deserve, if you ever get there at all. In fact, if you listen to the bad advice most “experts” are spitting out these days, you might even go backwards and actually gain fat or lose muscle!


IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish, Second Edition (Ebook)

Renowned IT project management expert, Joseph Phillips, again delivers an authoritative, easy-to-understand guide that delves into all CompTIA IT Project+ certification objectives. The ???Inside the Exam??? sections focus on the necessary topics to pass the new CompTIA exam. Each chapter features an end-of-chapter review, and the CD-ROM includes an IT Project+ practice test, plus templates and worksheets to use when managing a project. The included real-world examples that provide on-the-job insight from practicing project management professionals, and tie discussed theory to practice, make this comprehensive reference a must-have for IT staff.


"Beyond Six Sigma: Profitable Growth through Customer Value Creation" By Pl Gary, Jerry Alderman (Ebook)

Six Sigma is an incredibly powerful tool for trimming the fat from business processes and increasing operating efficiency to a point of near-perfection. But the days of cutting costs to create shareholder value are quickly coming to an end. In order to compete in today's super-hot global economy, companies like yours need radically new tools for connecting more closely with customers, identifying emerging market trends, and seizing opportunities for growth. Enter Customer Value Creation (CVC).
In this breakthrough guide to driving profitable growth, authors Gary Plaster and Jerry Alderman introduce CVC, a revolutionary customer-centered business paradigm that marries Six Sigma tools to the sciences of marketing and strategy.

20 Good Reasons to Stay Sober (Ebook)

This book consists of concepts relating to the dangers of alcohol use in correlation with our pursuit for peace and pleasure specifically tailored for the teenage/young adult reader.