Built to Change

Built to Change


  • Release: 2011-02-17
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9781118046913
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In this groundbreaking book, organizational effectiveness experts Edward Lawler and Christopher Worley show how organizations can be “built to change” so they can last and succeed in today’s global economy. Instead of striving to create a highly reliable Swiss watch that consistently produces the same behavior, they argue organizations need to be designed in ways that stimulate and facilitate change. Built to Change focuses on identifying practices and designs that organizations can adopt so that they are able to change. As Lawler and Worley point out, organizations that foster continuous change Are closely connected to their environments Reward experimentation Learn about new practices and technologies Commit to continuously improving performance Seek temporary competitive advantages

Change for the Audacious

Change for the Audacious


  • Release: 2016-03-21
  • Publisher: Networkingaction
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 0692651659
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Addressing critical challenges like climate change, food security and equity requires large systems change and development of powerful change systems. This book builds on over 30 years of the author's personal change work and integrates that of others, to provide a comprehensive overview of, and tools and resources for, larges systems change.

Audacious Aging

Audacious Aging


  • Release: 2009-03
  • Publisher: Elite Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 317 page
  • ISBN: 9781600700613
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"The view of aging is undergoing a radical transformation in the Western world. With rising consciousness and extended life spans, after sixty is no longer the 'go gently into the night' state of life. With decades of quality living ahead, audacious elders now expect to live a fully engaged and exciting life"--Cover.

Audacious Reforms

Audacious Reforms


  • Release: 2000-09-20
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 269 page
  • ISBN: 0801864216
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Audacious Reforms examines the creation of new political institutions in three Latin American countries: direct elections for governors and mayors in Venezuela, radical municipalization in Bolivia, and direct election of the mayor of Buenos Aires in Argentina. Diverging from the usual incremental processes of political change, these cases marked a significant departure from traditional centralized governments. Such "audacious reforms," explains Merilee S. Grindle, reinvent the ways in which public problems are manifested and resolved, the ways in which political actors calculate the costs and benefits of their activities, and the ways in which social groups relate to the political process. Grindle considers three central questions: Why would rational politicians choose to give up power? What accounts for the selection of some institutions rather than others? And how does the introduction of new institutions alter the nature of political actions? The case studies of Venezuela, Bolivia, and Argentina demonstrate that institutional invention must be understood from theoretical perspectives that stretch beyond immediate concerns about electoral gains and political support building. Broader theoretical perspectives on the definition of nation and state, the nature of political contests, the legitimacy of political systems, and the role of elites all must be considered. While past conflicts are not erased by reforms, in the new order there is often greater potential for more responsible, accountable, and democratic government.

Audacious Cures for America s Ailing Schools

Audacious Cures for America s Ailing Schools


  • Release: 2011
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 309 page
  • ISBN: 9781610484145
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The problems in our nation's schools, and the cures for those problems, have been mired in confusion, innuendo, and deception. It is time someone separated the truths about our schools from the lies. Now retired from education, and finally free to speak up, veteran high school teacher Bruce J. Gevirtzman reveals his shocking ideas for fixing our public schools. Gevirtzman uncovers information that most of our leaders and many of our educators don't want you to know about, and here he tells all. Sometimes disconcerting, often funny, and always enlightening, Audacious Cures for America's Ailing Schools takes us on a journey to education reform that works.

Audacious Poetry

Audacious Poetry


  • Release: 1992-06
  • Publisher: Good Apple
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 72 page
  • ISBN: 0866536833
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Seventy funny and honest poems that trace the concerns of adolecents, their problems, dilemmas and celebrations in a fresh and lighthearted style. Each poem speaks to the essential stuff of students' daily lives, in and out of school.

On Fire

On Fire


  • Release: 2019-09-17
  • Publisher: Knopf Canada
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9780735279230
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A MUST-READ book. Naomi Klein pairs a decade of her powerful writing on our acute environmental decline with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of what we choose to do next; and inspiringly offers here a politically viable, just, sustainable path forward. For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet--and the champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with stability and justice at its center. In lucid dispatches from the frontlines--from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef, to the annual smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, to a Vatican attempting an unprecedented "ecological conversion"--she has penned surging, indispensable lectures and essays for a wide public, with prescient, clarifying information about the future that awaits us and our children if we stick our heads in the sand. They show Klein at her most thoughtful, tracing the evolution of the climate crisis as the key issue of our time, not only as an immediate political challenge but as a spiritual and imaginative one too. Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of "perpetual now," to the soaring history of humans' ability to change rapidly in the face of grave threat, to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of "climate barbarism," this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink. Above all, she underscores how we can still rise to the existential challenge of the crisis if we are willing to transform our systems that are producing it, making clear how the battle for a greener world is indistinguishable from the fight for our lives. On Fire is a critical book: it captures the burning urgency of this moment, the fiery energy of a rising movement demanding change now, and lays out an inspiring vision for a sustainable future.

Audacious Kids

Audacious Kids


  • Release: 2014-11-01
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: 9781421414584
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In this revised edition, which is aimed at students, scholars, and general readers, Griswold has updated the text throughout and added a new preface, introduction, and select bibliography.

Global Action Networks

Global Action Networks


  • Release: 2011-01-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 244 page
  • ISBN: 9780230285484
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As the world's governments become overwhelmed with the many interntaional crises we see today, we need to turn to Global Action Networks to address these pressing issues

How Constitutions Change

How Constitutions Change


  • Release: 2011-08-09
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 510 page
  • ISBN: 9781847317889
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This set of essays explores how constitutions change and are changed in a number of countries, and how the 'constitution' of the EU changes and is changed. For a range of reasons, including internal and external pressures, the constitutional arrangements in many countries are changing. Constitutional change may be formal, involving amendments to the texts of Constitutions or the passage of legislation of a clearly constitutional kind, or informal and organic, as where court decisions affect the operation of the system of government, or where new administrative and other arrangements (eg agencification) affect or articulate or alter the operation of the constitution of the country, without the need to resort to formal change. The countries in this study include, from the EU, a common law country, a Nordic one, a former communist state, several civil law systems, parliamentary systems and a hybrid one (France). Chapters on non EU countries include two on developing countries (India and South Africa), two on common law countries without entrenched written constitutions (Israel and New Zealand), a presidential system (the USA) and three federal ones (Switzerland, the USA and Canada). In the last two chapters the editors conduct a detailed comparative analysis of the jurisdiction-based chapters and explore the question whether any overarching theory or theories about constitutional change in liberal democracies emerge from the study.