Management 3.0

Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders

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Author: Jurgen Appelo

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321712471

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 413

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How software practitioners can become great Agile leaders: simple rules from real-world practice * *Succeed with Agile by mastering eight crucial leadership skills: activating people, empowering teams, aligning results, organizing structure, enforcing discipline, manipulating context, acquiring knowledge, and measuring performance. *Work more effectively with knowledge workers, while managing risk, uncertainty, and change. *The newest book in Mike Cohn's best-selling Signature Series. In Management 3.0, top Agile manager Jurgen Appelo shows managers how to lead Agile adoption and Agile projects more effectively, while also helping their colleagues develop as leaders in Agile environments. Appelo combines the 'what,' 'why,' and 'how' of agile leadership, presenting background, examples, and powerful, proven techniques. Appelo identifies the eight most crucial agile leadership skills, explaining in detail why they matter and how to develop them - both in yourself and in your colleagues. You'll discover powerful ways to activate people, empower teams, align results, organize structure, enforce discipline, manipulate context, acquire knowledge, and measure performance. Management 3.0 will help aspiring managers and leaders: * *Define their teams' boundaries and constraints, so they can self-organize more effectively. *Anticipate issues teams won't or can't resolve on their own. *Give teams the feed and caring they need, and let them grow on their own. *Sow the seeds for a culture of craftsmanship. *Successfully manage risks and uncertainty in fast-changing projects and environments.

Delivering Happiness - A Round Table Comic

A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

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Author: Tony Hsieh,Rob Ten Pas

Publisher: Writers of the Round Table

ISBN: 9781610660242

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 80

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The CEO of the successful online shoe retailer Zappos explains, in graphic novel format, how he used the science of happiness to boost sales and deliver contentment to his employees, customers, investors, and vendors.

Gender and Culture

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Author: Anne Phillips

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745647995

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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'Anne Phillips's work demonstrates the exhilaration and importance of sustained critique. This insightful work is the latest contribution in her deft and decisive critiques of multiculturalism. It lays out the moral, philosophical and practical grounds at stake in tackling the intractable Gordian knot of gender and culture. It raises all our hopes and forces us to rethink the most settled of positions.'-Henrietta Moore, London School of Economics The idea that respect for cultural diversity conflicts with gender equality is now a staple of both public and academic debate. Yet discussion of these tensions is marred by exaggerated talk of cultural difference, leading to ethnic reductionism, cultural stereotyping and a hierarchy of traditional and modern. In this volume, Anne Phillips rejects the notion that 'culture' might justify the oppression of women, but also queries the stereotypical binaries that have represented people from ethnocultural minorities as peculiarly resistant to gender equality. The questions addressed include the relationship between universalism and cultural relativism, how to distinguish valid generalization from either gender or cultural essentialism, and how to recognize women as agents rather than captives of culture. The discussions are illuminated by reference to legal cases and policy interventions, with a particular focus on forced marriage and cultural defence. No-one should assume that the choices women make about their lives are forced on them by oppressive and patriarchal cultures, and governments should be wary about leaping prematurely into protective mode. A focus on women's agency can, however, lead to complacency, understating the cultural and other pressures operating on them and the sometimes urgent need for (even paternalistic) protection. The debate on this continues.

Culture

A Reformer's Science

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Author: Tony Bennett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446225844

Category:

Page: 272

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This major work, by one of the key figures in cultural studies, critically examines the theory, history and practice of culture. It is a comprehensive review of the main debates in cultural studies that is grounded in an historical account of the modern relations between culture and government. The book illuminates the relationship between culture and the social, as well as offering an important assessment of the role of intellectuals in relation to the organization of contemporary cultural life. Culture: A Reformer's Science is a major reappraisal of cultural studies; an engagement with the relations of culture and policy; and a critical examination of the conditions for intellectual work.

Exploring Culture

Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures

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Author: Gert Jan Hofstede,Paul Pedersen

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 0585485909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Provides more than seventy-five activities, dialogues and stories. An outstanding resource for trainers and educators.

Culture

Critical Concepts in Sociology

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Author: Chris Jenks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415226905

Category: Social Science

Page: 1668

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Offers various views on the concept of culture, including articles by such authors as Walter Benjamin, Georg Simmel, T.S. Eliot, and Bronislaw Malinowski.

Concepts of Culture

Art, Politics, and Society

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Author: Adam Muller

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552381676

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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How do we define 'culture?' In this volume, Adam Muller brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars in a number of different disciplines who each examine the concept of culture as it is understood and deployed within their respective fields.

Culture in the Age of Three Worlds

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Author: Michael Denning

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859844496

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Over the last half of the twentieth century, culture moved to the foreground of political and intellectual life. Suddenly everyone discovered that culture had been mass produced like Ford's cars; the masses had culture and culture had a mass. Culture was everywhere, no longer the property of the cultured or the cultivated. Radical social movements around the globe invented a politics of culture. Culture In the Age of Three Worlds is a reflection on this cultural turn which was a fundamental aspect of the age of three worlds, that short half century between 1945 and 1989 when it was imagined that the world was divided into three—the capitalist first world, the communist second world, and the decolonizing third world. Recasting the legacies of British cultural studies and the radical traditions of the American studies movement in a global context, Michael Denning explores the political and intellectual battles over the meanings of culture, addresses the rise of a distinctive 'American ideology,' and charts the lineaments of the global cultures that emerged as three worlds gave way to one.

Culture On Display

The Production of Contemporary Visitability

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Author: Dicks, Bella

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335206573

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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Reflecting on the contemporary proliferation of sites displaying culture in visitable form, this text introduces readers to fresh ways of thinking about tourism, leisure and heritage.

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

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Author: Jaan Valsiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019539643X

Category: Medical

Page: 1130

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Now in paperback, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is an internationally representative overview of the state of the art in cultural psychology.

Selling Culture

Magazines, Markets, and Class at the Turn of the Century

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Author: Richard Malin Ohmann

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859849743

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 411

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At the turn of the nineteenth century, American capitalism was in crisis, producing too many goods for too few buyers, that crisis was ultimately resolved in a novel, historically decisive manner by creating whole new categories of consumer goods and by appealing to new groups of people who might purchase them. What we now recognise as consumer society originated in that period, and it was mass culture, the first 'culture industry', that helped bring it into being. In a magisterial study of the process, Richard Ohmann surveys the new practices of advertising, mass distribution of goods, and, most important, the birth of the inexpensive mass-audience magazine to analyse the creation of the American professional-managerial class. Drawing upon work in economic, cultural, and social history, he integrates the seemingly disparate phenomena of modern middle-class life in a coherent tale of how the class was formed and came to occupy the foreground in the malign ideological formation, 'the American Dream.' Elegantly written, lucidly argued, and brimming with arresting facts and incidents, Selling Culture offers the definitive account of the relation between culture and economy in the transformation of the United States into a mass-consumption, mass-mediated society.

Culture and Health

A Critical Perspective Towards Global Health

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Author: Malcolm MacLachlan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470035684

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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Most Western health professionals practice in multicultural societies. The influence of culture on illness, health and rehabilitation is therefore very important. Despite this, most lower level health psychology texts skim over these differences and assume our traditional biomedical approach will be appropriate for all. In this completely revised and updated edition of a groundbreaking book, Malcolm MacLachlan redresses the balance by showing how social and cultural aspects interact with the purely physical: from assessment and treatment all the way through to effects on rehabilitation.

Culture and Environment

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Author: Irwin Altman,Martin M. Chemers

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521319706

Category: Psychology

Page: 337

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It covers a wide range of topics dealing with the complex relationship between people and the environment.

What is Culture?

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Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778746355

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Discusses cultural differences in food, music, clothing, sports, and holidays around the world.

News Culture

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Author: Allan, Stuart

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335235654

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 311

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'News Culture' is an introduction to the forms, practices, institutions and audiences of journalism. It begins with a historical consideration of the rise of 'objective' reporting in newspaper, radio and televisual journalism. It explores the way news is produced, its textual conventions, and its negotiation by the reader, listener or viewer as part of everyday life. New updates for this edition: * an expanded introduction to signal a fresh approach to the subject * a new chapter, between chapters 1 and 2 to examine the new and the public sphere. This will include news on the internet and coverage of the political economy. * Expanded discussion of online news across the text as a whole, especially increasing coverage in chapter 8 * Updates of research, references, examples and illustrations to bring the text up to date. The research included will come from national contexts other than the UK and the US, including Australia, Canada and others from the non-western world. * an attempt to incorporate the specialist topics indicated by the reviewers where possible; these include: radio journalism; citizen journalism; visual culture of journalism; sports reporting and global news culture. * Questions will be introduced within the chapter, as review / discussion questions.

Culture and Customs of Thailand

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Author: Arne Kislenko

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321283

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 750

Examines Thailand's religious rituals, literature, performing arts, fine arts, handicrafts, housing, clothing, women's roles, family life, festivals, and social customs.

Children and the Politics of Culture

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Author: Sharon Stephens

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691043289

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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The bodies and minds of children--and the very space of children--are under assault. This is the message we receive from daily news headlines about violence, sexual abuse, exploitation, and neglect of children, and from a proliferation of books in recent years representing the domain of contemporary childhood as threatened, invaded, polluted, and "stolen" by adults. Through a series of essays that explore the global dimensions of children at risk, an international group of researchers and policymakers discuss the notion of children's rights, and in particular the claim that every child has a right to a cultural identity. Explorations of children's situations in Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, England, Norway, the United States, Brazil, and Germany reveal how children's everyday lives and futures are often the stakes in contemporary battles that adults wage over definitions of cultural identity and state cultural policies. Throughout this volume, the authors address the complex and often ambiguous implications of the concept of rights. For example, it may be used to defend indigenous children from radically assimilationist or even genocidal state policies; but it may also be used to legitimate racist institutions. A substantive introduction by the editor examines global political economic frameworks for the cultural debates affecting children and traces intriguing, sometimes surprising, threads throughout the papers. In addition to the editor, the contributors are Norma Field, Marilyn Ivy, Mary John, Hae-joang Cho, Saya Shiraishi, Vivienne Wee, Pamela Reynolds, Kathleen Hall, Ruth Mandel, Manuela Carneiro da Cunha, and Njabulo Ndebele.

The Consumption of Culture, 1600-1800

Image, Object, Text

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Author: Ann Bermingham,John Brewer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415159975

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 1857

Culture does not become 'culture' until it is consumed. This is the radical new interpretation of early modern social history presented in The Consumption of Culture 1600-1800. Leading specialists from North America and Europe explore topics such as the formation of a culture consuming public, the development of a literary canon, the role of consumption in the formation of the modern state, elite and popular forms of cultural consumption and the place of women as consumers of culture. The result is an important and rich new approach to the study of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.