With more than 100 check lists, diagrams, charts, tables, forms and pre-written documents, this is the comprehensive guide to a crisis plan that you need. Conversational prose makes complex concepts in risk and crisis management easily accessible. Case studies and anecdotes from real-life incidents remind readers of the dos and don'ts of crisis management.<br><br>When you hear the expression, "He wrote the book on crisis management"-this is the book. This book had its origins in the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Dr. Bonner had trained responders who went to Alaska and was then commissioned to design and execute major oil spills for the oil industry and coast guard on both coast of North America. Seeing that their crisis plans were not adequate, clients then commissioned new plans from scratch. This plan has been polished, re-written, researched and tested in the diplomatic corps, with the military, trade officials, hospitals, police forces, off-shore drilling companies, mining companies and many other high need clients on five continents over 15 years.
Organizational Leadership provides an accessible, critical and engaging analysis of what constitutes ‘leadership’ today. Demonstrating leadership as an interconnected process between leaders, followers and context, the book ensures a rounded understanding of theory and practice to support students throughout their course and future career. Part 1: Contextualising Leadership examines the internal and external forces influencing leadership, addressing issues such as ethics, power, culture and innovation. Part 2: Leadership Theories reviews and analyses traditional and contemporary theories of leadership. Part 3: Managing People and Leadership builds on the idea of leadership as a human process and considers how complementary aspects of HRM can inform leadership practice and its outcomes on employees and organizational performance. Part 4: Contemporary Leadership considers topical issues including the shift of leadership studies towards followership, gender and leadership and pro-environmental leadership. Bringing complex theories and concepts to life through a range of case studies and examples, the book is further supported by a series of fascinating expert video conversations with those in leadership roles. From small social businesses to major multi-nationals, from the NHS to the frontline military teams, the videos offer a unique insight into the diverse reality of leadership in practice today.
For the busy business executive, the never-ceasing demands associated with work, and life, can place a relentless push and pull on our time and attention. Our world is moving so fast, we are apt to miss much of what is happening ''right now.'' Kristin S. Kaufman, in her book Is This Seat Taken? offers another perspective. Within these pages, Kaufman offers a collection of highly personal stories that illustrate how a wealth of wisdom may come from the most unusual and unlikely sources. The resiliency and clarity found from typically unheard voices speak of universal truths that may often be lost in the shuffle, yet are no less vital to a well-aligned life. Is This Seat Taken? offers important lessons that force the typical executive, and indeed all of us, to ponder what it means to truly be present in the now, what we can learn from these incidental encounters, and how these random encounters can become a compass, pointing us on our own road to alignment, fulfillment, and success.
Bestselling author Jason R. Rich joins forces with top credit experts and delivers an insider’s guide to credit. Revealing jaw-dropping secrets, strategies and tools, Rich and his team of industry insiders show consumers how to get out from under any credit crunch, and get back in control of their financial future.Reveals how to increase a credit score, remove incorrect and negative information from credit reports, rebuild destroyed credit, and ultimately, save hundreds, possibly thousands, of dollars every month!•Boost credit scores and overall rating•Work with collection agencies, creditors, and lenders to pay off debts and overcome past mistakes•Get the best rates on credit cards, auto loans, and mortgages and start saving•Avoid the most common financial and credit-related mistakes made by millions•Learn how to identify and avoid “credit repair” and “credit score boosting” scams•Use online solutions to better manage your finances and credit cards•And moreIncludes worksheets, exclusive interviews with credit experts and supplemental resources.
What the credit bureaus don’t tell you can cost you thousands. Jason Rich unearths these dirty little secrets in this tell-all expose’ aimed at immediately improving your credit report. Whether you have credit problems, are trying to establish credit or want to improve your credit score, this previously undisclosed advice can help you save hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars every month.
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Jim Duffy has helped thousands of people realise their dreams in business with his start-up accelerator Entrepreneurial Spark. In his first book, he's here to help you do the same. <i>Create Special</i> reveals the secret sauce of successful entrepreneuring® – showing you exactly what it takes to train yourself for success as an entrepreneur and in life.
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The financial statements of banks differ very much from those of non-banks. The assets and liabilities are mostly financial based, and the equity ratio is far lower than the equity ratios of industrial companies. Banking supervision has a big influence on the financial statements too. Recent years have shown the risks which can evolve from banks, but normal instruments of financial statement analysis are not sufficient to analyse banks and locate these risks: different methods are needed.
This book, by experienced bank analyst Thomas Padberg, provides analysts and investors with the tools to analyse bank financial statements, find problems in bank finances, and assess the risks of banks. Examples with real bank financial data are used to show readers the step-by-step methods to follow when looking at bank financial statements.
The book covers:
– The specific accounting rules that apply to banks – How to analyse bank segment reporting – The ratios to use when analysing bank financial statements – How to analyse bank profit and loss accounts – Equity analysis and stock analysis of banks
This is an essential guide for all analysts and serious investors who need to analyse bank financial statements.
Heading into 2014, American businesses face an important decision about health care: Opt in or opt out?With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in effect, companies with more than 50 employees will either offer health care benefits or face penalties. And the choice isn’t as straightforward as it may sound—in many instances, some companies could save money by paying the fines rather than funding a health care plan. Others would lose money if they dropped coverage.Most employers would like to offer the benefit, but it needs to be truly affordable.Fortunately, the stampede of innovations introduced in the private sector over the last decade has simplified the decision; health costs can be managed if corporate managers make it a strategic priority.John Torinus Jr., author of The Company That Solved Health Care, the eye-opening book detailing one company’s game-changing health care program, now gives Opt Out on Obamacare, Opt Into the Private Health Care Revolution, a game plan for improving workforce health and dramatically lowering health costs.Unlike the new national law, it concentrates on management science, not politics. Innovative corporations have engaged their employees in taming the hyper-inflation that has plagued the health care industry for decades. CEOs, CFOs, and COOs in front-running companies are deploying management disciplines and marketplace principles to invent a better business model for health care. They are bending the curve, and this book shows you how to follow suit.
Whether or not health-care legislation passes, one thing is clear: health-care costs will continue to rise dramatically. While individuals may get better coverage, businesses will have the same problem they've had for the last four decades. Health care, one of corporate America's largest expenses, is growing at double-digit rates, and nothing proposed in Washington will change that.But one medium-size company set out to tame the beast of rising health-care costs, employing best practices and cutting-edge ideas. The results have caused others to sit up and take notice. Serigraph, Inc., a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of decorative parts, and its chairman, John Torinus, did what Washington can't or won't do: reduce cost increases to less than 2 percent while improving the quality of health care for its employees. The implications for corporate America are staggering–the opportunity for genuine reform in an expense category that has been spiraling out of control.Serigraph began its initiative to control health-care costs in 2003, when its annual health-care bill was $5 million and another $750,000 was needed for the projected 15 percent annual increase. The company employed three strategies for reform, each of which can cut the health-care bill by 20 percent to 40 percent–consumer responsibility, the primacy of primary over specialty care and centers of value. Applied in concert with other management methods, these three approaches almost eliminated growth in health-care costs while improving the quality of employee care. The results are documented. They are beyond refute.The Company That Solved Health Care describes the fascinating details of Serigraph’s program, and shows how any company can achieve similar results. This book is essential reading for any manager responsible for his or her company’s health-care expenses, any academic or thinker involved in the health-care debate and anyone who wants to better understand why health-care costs have been rising and what can be done to achieve price stability while improving patient care.