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The Human Element

By Loran Nordgren,David Schonthal
  • ISBN Code: : 1119765056
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 259
  • Category : Business & Economics
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Wall Street Journal bestseller Watch your most innovative ideas take flight by overcoming the forces that resist change The Human Element is for anyone who wants to introduce a new idea or innovation into the world. Most marketers, innovators, executives, activists, or anyone else in the business of creating change, operate on a deep assumption. It is the belief that the best (and perhaps only) way to convince people to embrace a new idea is to heighten the appeal of the idea itself. We instinctively believe that if we add enough value, people will eventually say "yes." This reflex leads us down a path of adding features and benefits to our ideas or increasing the sizzle of our messaging - all in the hope of getting others on board. We call this instinct the "Fuel-based mindset." The Fuel-based mindset explains so much of what we do, from adding countless trivial features to software, to bolting a sixth blade onto a shaving razor. By focusing on Fuel, innovators neglect the other half of the equation – the psychological Frictions that oppose change. Frictions create drag on innovation. And though they are rarely considered, overcoming these Frictions is essential for bringing new ideas into the world. The Human Element highlights the four Frictions that operate against innovation. Readers will discover: Why their best ideas and initiatives often get rejected – despite their undeniable value How to disarm the forces of resistance that act against change How to transform the very Frictions that hold us back into catalysts for change Perfect for business leaders, product managers, educators, and anyone else who seeks to bring new and exciting ideas to life, The Human Element is an indispensable resource to help people overcome the powerful forces of human nature that instinctively resist change.

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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498293093
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 798
  • Pdf File: the-human-element-in-the-church-of-christ.pdf

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This book was forbidden by the Nazi government, as it outlines a defense against the charges brought forth against Catholicism. It is a piece of Catholic reform theology that articulated a new understanding of what it means to be church. The reprinted edition features an introduction by Ulrich L. Lehner.

Cohesion, the human element in combat : leadership and societal influence in the armies of the Soviet Union, the United States, North Vietnam, and Israel

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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 9781428982086
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Read and download full book Cohesion, the human element in combat : leadership and societal influence in the armies of the Soviet Union, the United States, North Vietnam, and Israel

Change Management and the Human Factor

By Frank E. P. Dievernich,Kim Oliver Tokarski,Jie Gong
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319074342
  • Total of Pages : 255
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 680
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Change management and organizational development is unthinkable without people. Human beings form its core as both subjects and objects of change. This volume attempts to cut through to the core of change management, to the people that stand at its heart and focuses on their intrinsic role in change management and organizational development. Topics covered in this volume encompass the human element within organizational change, how this impacts roles, dynamics of team interaction and affects the workplace in teaching and learning settings. It also addresses resistance to institutional and organizational change and the central role that agile management plays in this process.

Managing Maritime Safety

By Helle A. Oltedal,Margareta Lützhöft
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351363921
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 324
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Shipping is a pillar of global trade, with 90 per cent of the world’s trade in goods and raw materials carried by ship. Despite the economic benefits this delivers, maritime operations can be dangerous, and when accidents occur the consequences are serious. Consequential outcomes from hazards at sea include serious injury, death, loss of cargo and destruction of the marine environment. Managing Maritime Safety will give you a thorough understanding of contemporary maritime safety and its management. It provides varying viewpoints on traditional safety topics in conjunction with critical discussions of the international safety management code and its application. The book also offers new perspectives on maritime safety such as ship and equipment design for safety and the relevance of safety management systems, in particular the application of the International Safety Management code to remote controlled or autonomous ships. The authors all work in the maritime industry, as practitioners, in education, research, government and classification. The combination of wide-ranging and extensive experience provides an unprecedented span of views with a strong connection to the real issues in the maritime domain. This book sets out to provide much needed consolidated knowledge for university level students on maritime safety management, incorporating theoretical, historical, research, operational and design perspectives.

Interplanetary Outpost

By Erik Seedhouse
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1441997482
  • Total of Pages : 253
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 380
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"Interplanetary Outpost" follows the mission architecture template of NASA's plan for Human Outer Planet Exploration (HOPE), which envisions sending a crew to the moon Callisto to conduct exploration and sample return activities. To realize such a mission, the spacecraft will be the most complex interplanetary vehicle ever built, representing the best technical efforts of several nations. A wealth of new technologies will need to be developed, including new propulsion systems, hibernation strategies, and revolutionary radiation shielding materials. Step by step, the book will describe how the mission architecture will evolve, how crews will be selected and trained, and what the mission will entail from launch to landing. However, the focus of "Interplanetary Outpost" is on the human element. The extended duration, logistical challenges, radiation concerns, communication lag times, isolation, and deleterious effects on the human body will conspire to not only significantly impair human performance but also affect the behavior of crewmembers. This book addresses each of these issues in detail while still providing the reader with a background to the necessary elements comprising such a mission.

Modelling and Simulation of Human Behaviour in System Control

By Pietro C. Cacciabue
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1447115678
  • Total of Pages : 357
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 629
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The series Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage technology transfer in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology impacts all areas of the control discipline. New theory, new controllers, actuators, sensors, new industrial processes, computing methods, new applications, new philosophies . . . , new challenges. Much of the development work resides in industrial reports, feasibility study papers and the reports of advanced collaborative projects. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of such new work in all aspects of industrial control for wider and rapid dissemination. The potentially devastating effect of an operator making the wrong decision in the control of a highly automated system or process is well known. However as even more large-scale automated systems become likely, for example automated highways for cars, it is increasingly important to be able to assess the safety of these mixed or joint systems. Carlo Cacciabue's monograph on the modelling and simulation of these mixed processes of technological systems and human operators is extremely timely. The monograph provides an up-to-date and systematic presentation of the basic concepts and tools needed. This comprehensive coverage of the subject also includes a review of the last twenty years of research effort in the field.

The Return of Gabriel

By Richard V. Shriver
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1599266725
  • Total of Pages : 166
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 943
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This collection of letters is a continuation of my earlier collection, The Gabriel Letters. I stumbled on the idea of writing imagined letters from an archangel advising a young guardian, while reading an introduction to C. S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters. It has been a marvelous way - perhaps delusional - of standing back and imagining that I can see the world through angel eyes. The amazing result for me has been a sense of objectivity and good will. The intended purpose of the letters is to apply to all things the idea of God's complete love (self-sacrificing, eternal, parent-like love). This idea is the center of Christianity. It is Jesus' message, and it is St. Paul's 'good news." If we desire to be Christian, we should begin, it seems to me, by attempting to apply Jesus' teachings to all things: to our behavior; to our human relationships, especially family; to our work and our business dealings; to the way we run our churches; and to the way we study the scriptures. If we take Jesus seriously, we must reevaluate much of the Bible - the parts which are not specifically the teachings of Jesus. Jesus, Himself, questioned much of the scriptures. These letters cover a variety of subjects, many of them Biblical. Some Biblical passages need correction in light of Jesus' ideas. Some Biblical passages are so marvelous that we need to lift them to the sky and shout, 'Look at this!" Some Biblical passages are confusing, and we need to wrestle with them. But in all, we should be trying to see them through Jesus' eyes. To see through Jesus' eyes is, I suspect, what the true Gabriel wants, and it is the intent of this book. - Richard V. Shriver

Aesthetic Collectives

By Andrew Wiskowski
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000553620
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 320
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This book focuses attention on groups of performing people that are unique aesthetic objects, the focus of an artist’s vision, but at the same time a collective being; a singular, whole mass that exists and behaves like an individual entity. This text explores this unique experience, which is far from rare or special. Indeed, it is pervasive, ubiquitous and has, since the dawn of performance, been with us. Surveying installation art from Vanessa Beecroft & Kanye West, Greek tragedy, back-up dancing groups and even the mass dance of clubbing crowds, this text examines and names this phenomenon: Aesthetic Collectives. Drawing on a range of methods of investigation spanning performance studies, acting theory, studies of atmosphere and affect and sociology it presents an intervention in the literature for something that has long deserved its own attention. This book will be of great interest to scholars, students and practitioners in performance studies, theatre, live art, sociology (particularly of groups and subcultures), cultural studies and cultural geography.

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1994-1997, volume 1

By Witness Lee
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  • Publisher : Living Stream Ministry
  • Book Code : 153600698X
  • Total of Pages : 545
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 692
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The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1994-1997, volume 1, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee from January 9, 1994, through April 19, 1995. In 1994 and 1995 Brother Lee spoke fifty-four messages that were published in the Life-study of 1 and 2 Kings, Life-study of 1 and 2 Chronicles, Life-study of Ezra, Life-study of Nehemiah, Life-study of Esther, Life-study of Proverbs, Life-study of Ecclesiastes, and Life-study of Song of Songs. These messages are not included in The Collected Works of Witness Lee. During the entire period of 1994 until his death in 1997, Brother Lee ministered in Anaheim, California. The contents of this volume are divided into eleven sections, as follows: 1. Four messages given on January 9 through September 11, 1994. These messages are included in this volume under the title God Becoming Man to Make Man the Same as He Is for His Highest Testimony. Two of the messages were combined. 2. Four outlines and two messages given on February 19 and 20, 1994. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Dispensing, Transformation, and Building of the Processed Divine Trinity in the Believers and are included in this volume under the same title. 3. A personal note written on May 9, 1994. This note is included in this volume under the title A Personal Note by Witness Lee concerning the Burden of His Ministry. 4. Two messages given in Anaheim, California, on May 16 and June 25, 1994. These messages are included in this volume under the title Fellowship with Full-time Trainees. The first message was spoken in Chinese. 5. Four messages given on May 17 through 20, 1994. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The High Peak of the Vision and the Reality of the Body of Christ and are included in this volume under the same title. 6. Five messages given on May 27 through 30, 1994. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Practical Points concerning Blending and are included in this volume under the same title. 7. Nine messages given on July 3 through 9, 1994. These messages are included in this volume under the title Pre-meeting Fellowship during the Semiannual Training on the Life-study of 1 and 2 Kings. 8. Four messages given on July 8 and 9, 1994. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Living a Life according to the High Peak of God's Revelation and are included in this volume under the same title. One of the messages was divided into two chapters. 9. Twenty-seven messages given on August 24, 1994, through April 19, 1995. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Crystallization-study of the Epistle to the Romans and are included in this volume under the same title. Two of the messages were combined. 10. A message given on September 3, 1994. This message is included in this volume under the title The Best Marriage. 11. Six messages given on October 18 through 21, 1994. These messages were previously published in a book entitled A General Outline of God's Economy and the Proper Living of a God-man: a Fellowship with the Elders from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia and are included in this volume under the same title.