Activate Human Capital

A New Attitude


Author: Richard N. Morrison

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480840696

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 3437

Over the last half century, college textbooks on management have taught the importance of valuing the human assets of a business, and they have also focused on how to effectively and appropriately manage those assets. And yet, we look around and rarely see it practiced. In Activate Human Capital, author Richard N. Morrison outlines the eight People-Focused Principles of Management, and he explains them in terms of the values that motivate people to want to do the work given to them. And even more, he shows how these values will actually get employees to initiate their work because they will see how it contributes to the overall purpose of the business. Each principlesuch as giving people a purpose, communicating widely, accommodating change, creating a culture of worth and hope, and rewarding performance, to name a fewis linked to a component of human fulfillment, and then through research, personal experience, and shared stories, Morrison discusses how to activate each principle and demonstrates what it should look like in the workplace. Eight simple principles can help enhance all business relationships and improve efficiency, productivity, and profitabilityif only managers are willing to change. People-focused management has been done, is being done, and will be done increasingly more often as more business leaders comprehend the potential in this empowering form of leadership. When employees feel valued, respected, encouraged, and fulfilled, they will work harder and be more invested in their workand in the success of the business.

Led by God

A Monograph to Accompany Activate Human Capital – a New Attitude


Author: Billie K. Fidlin,Richard N. Morrison

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480840580

Category: Religion

Page: 110

View: 5376

In a time when anxiety and brokenness have become hallmarks of so many institutions, this small volume abounds with wisdom and insight for those who seek a better way. Every page offers valuable perspectives on how leaders, in the church and beyond, can both value and benefit from the too often underappreciated gifts of our most valuable resource the people with whom we serve. While the principles have been distilled into seven People-Centric insights, Morrison and Fidlin offer a path to transform entire human ecologies toward hope, worth and productivity. For many, the language of Servant Leadership has become just another shibboleth in these pages are insights that liberate anew the understanding that in all our ministry and service, all may gain in self worth and their true value to the community. Philip Amerson, President Emeritus, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Richard Morrison and Billie Fidlin have proved that combining Christian ethics with modern business practice is not only possible, but is a winning combination for the church. Building upon their considerable experience in both secular and religious organizations, they have shown us a management technique that is both compassionate and effective. This is must reading for church leaders! The Right Rev. Kirk Stevan Smith, Ph.D, D. D.

The Culture of Enterprise in Neoliberalism

Specters of Entrepreneurship


Author: Tomas Marttila

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415634032

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

View: 707

This book provides an empirical study of the increasing importance of the concept of the entrepreneur in the context of the neoliberal cultural paradigm. Using the theoretical framework of the post-structural discourse theory and methods of qualitative discourse analysis, the book describes the changes in political discourse that resulted in the increasing dominance of the figure of the entrepreneur after the late 1980s.

Reshaping Regional Planning

A Northern Perspective


Author: Brita Olerup

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351730223

Category: Science

Page: 462

View: 8056

This title was first published in 2002: Uniting scholars from across the full range of social sciences, this distinctive volume provides a unique overview of northern European planning. It examines all the key issues as well as the evolution, traditions, current innovations and future developments in the field of planning. Focusing on how planning impacts upon social issues such as employment, social exclusion and quality of life, the volume also looks at innovations in planning policy and practice, in particular the challenge of sustainability. The contributors analyze the built environment's relationship with culture and take a critical look at the creative re-thinking currently taking place in Nordic planning.

New Approaches and Tendencies in Entrepreneurial Management

International Conference Proceedings


Author: Ovidiu Nicolescu,George Plesoianu,Alexandru Costin Cîrstea

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443873896

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 7035

This volume presents a set of innovative approaches to international management theory and practice. It disseminates the most important results of scientific research in the organisation management field to professors, management consultants, researchers and managers at an international level. It is structured in four sections, covering the main areas of interest in management: management of change, innovation and quality; knowledge management and intellectual capital; entrepreneurship, SMEs and social enterprises; and university governance and management. The book is aimed at management experts who aspire to use the latest methods, techniques and practices of organisational leadership, as well as students and others who are interested in the promotion and implementation of best practices in entrepreneurial management.

Human capital

what it is and why people invest it


Author: Thomas O. Davenport

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

View: 4923

Offering a fresh new lens for viewing the realities of today's workplace, this book accurately captures the look of the new employee/employer relationship and the best practices for hiring, developing, and preserving a first-class workforce.

Us Against Them

Ethnocentric Foundations of American Opinion


Author: Donald R. Kinder,Cindy D. Kam

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226435725

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 6208

Ethnocentrism—our tendency to partition the human world into in-groups and out-groups—pervades societies around the world. Surprisingly, though, few scholars have explored its role in political life. Donald Kinder and Cindy Kam fill this gap with Us Against Them, their definitive explanation of how ethnocentrism shapes American public opinion. Arguing that humans are broadly predisposed to ethnocentrism, Kinder and Kam explore its impact on our attitudes toward an array of issues, including the war on terror, humanitarian assistance, immigration, the sanctity of marriage, and the reform of social programs. The authors ground their study in previous theories from a wide range of disciplines, establishing a new framework for understanding what ethnocentrism is and how it becomes politically consequential. They also marshal a vast trove of survey evidence to identify the conditions under which ethnocentrism shapes public opinion. While ethnocentrism is widespread in the United States, the authors demonstrate that its political relevance depends on circumstance. Exploring the implications of these findings for political knowledge, cosmopolitanism, and societies outside the United States, Kinder and Kam add a new dimension to our understanding of how democracy functions.

Human Capital

A Novel


Author: Stephen Amidon

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146680100X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8182

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM FILM MOVEMENT It's the spring of 2001. Drew Hagel has spent the last decade watching things slip away—his marriage, his real estate brokerage, and his beloved daughter, Shannon, now a distant and mysterious high school senior. But as summer approaches, Drew forms an unexpected friendship with Quint Manning, the manager of a secretive hedge fund. Drew sees the friendship leading to vast, frictionless wealth, but Drew doesn't know that Manning has problems of his own: his Midas touch is abandoning him, his restless wife has grown disillusioned, and his hard-drinking son is careening out of control. As the fortunes of the Hagels and the Mannings collide, a terrible accident gives Drew the leverage he needs to stay in the game. At once brilliantly observed and masterfully paced, Human Capital "deftly slices open the rich, corrupt heart of suburban America and lets its dark secrets bleed out" (Elle).

The Network Society

From Knowledge to Policy


Author: Manuel Castells,Gustavo Cardoso

Publisher: Center for Transatlantic Relations


Category: Political Science

Page: 434

View: 2176

This book explores the patterns and dynamics of the network society through its policies. Topics range from the knowledge economy, based on technology and innovation, to organizational reform and modernization in the public sector. The contributors also examine media and communication policies. Contributors include Jorge Sampaio (president of the Portugese Republic), Manuel Castells (UCLA), Gustavo Cardoso (CIES/ISCTE, Portugal), Dale W. Jorgenson (Harvard University), Khuong M.Vu (Suffolk University), Luc Soete (UNU-INTECH and MERIT), Jane Fountain (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), James Katz (Rutgers University), Betty Collis (University of Twente, The Netherlands), Geoff Mulgan (Institute of Community Studies, London), Marcelo Branco (Brazilian Information Society), Jonathan Taplin (Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California), Imma Tubella (Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona), François Bar (Annenberg School for Communication, USC), Hernan Galperin (Annenberg School for Communication, USC), Jeff Cole (Annenberg School for Communication, USC),William Mitchell (MIT), Erkki Liikanen (Bank of Finland), Pekka Himanen (Helsinki Institute for Information Society and University of California, Berkeley), Carlos Alvarez (secretary of state for the economy, Chile), and Maria João Rodrigues (ISCTE, University of Lisbon).

Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics


Author: Barbara Hobson,Jane Lewis,Birte Siim

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 4006

An important contribution to the current literature on gender and social politics, this book challenges mainstream thinking on welfare states, citizenship, family, work, and social policy. Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics analyzes the corresponding shifts in political discourse, and the changes in socio-political configurations that mirror changing gender relations. The discussion is both international and interdisciplinary, and focuses on topics that include citizenship, social exclusion and inclusion, care, social capital and representation, among others.

The role of social capital in human capital investment

a social network approach to college success in the first year


Author: Todd Andrew Berry,The University of Wisconsin - Madison

Publisher: ProQuest


Category: Education

Page: 237

View: 7724

Freshman dropouts and retainees were also compared. Returning students tended to have more direct and two-step study ties, and considered their ties more important. In concluding sections, limitations to and proposals for research were outlined, and practical advice offered on learning communities, admissions, financial aid, and the pivotal first term.

Activation of a Modern Industry


Author: Ping Wang,Danyang Xie

Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Category: Développement économique - Modèles économétriques

Page: 16

View: 5005

This paper constructs an integrated framework to disentangle the underlying economic mechanism of industrial transformation. We consider three essential elements for the analysis: skill requirements, industry-wide spillovers, and degrees of consumption subsistence. We find that human and nonhuman resources, production factor matching, and industrial coordination are all important for activating a modern industry. In the process of industrial transformation, job destruction may exceed job creation, and income distribution may get worse immediately following the activation of a modern industry. An array of policy prescriptions for advancing a poor country is provided.

Issues in Human Resource Utilization

A Study of the Nigerian Banking Sector


Author: Financial Institutions Training Centre

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bank employees

Page: 118

View: 7580

Institution and human resource capacity building in ASEAN


Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Publisher: United Nations Publications


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

View: 613

Most southeast Asian countries have until recently had a long period of rapid and reasonably equitable growth. This remarkable performace was achieved largely because sound policies were implemented effectively by capable institutions with competent staff. This is especially true in key policy areas such as macroeconomic management, product transformations, trade and investment promotion, and infrastructure development. Many developing economies in Asia and the Pacific, including the new and potentially new members of ASEAN, namely Camodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Viet Nam, which are facing enormous challenges resulting from domestic economic reforms and exposure to the international economy, could benefit from the experiences of institution and human resource capacity building in older ASEAN countries. This publication contains an overview and four country studies of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.


Enquiries Into Local Citizenship


Author: N.A

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748760206

Category: Citizenship

Page: 64

View: 630

Written with the Institute for Citizenship, this course has been researched and tested nationwide to ensure that all areas of concern are covered. The scheme combines whole-school planning notes, lesson notes, a CD-ROM, textbooks and an online programme of material delivery. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject.