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Leadership In The Crucible of Work: Discovering the Interior Life of an Authentic Leader

What is the First and Most Important Work of a Leader? (The answer may surprise you) In Leadership in the Crucible of Work, noted speaker, poet, and college president Dr. Sandy Shugart takes readers on an unforgettable journey to the heart of what it means to become an authentic leader. A leader who understands that work forms each of us more powerfully than we form it. A leader willing to be purified and shaped, like bronze, in the crucible of work. A leader who stands ready to do the first and most important work of a leader the interior work.  Read More…

 

 

 

Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success

redesigning-americas-community-collegesIn the United States, 1,200 community colleges enroll over ten million students each year―nearly half of the nation’s undergraduates. Yet fewer than 40 percent of entrants complete an undergraduate degree within six years. This fact has put pressure on community colleges to improve academic outcomes for their students. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges is a concise, evidence-based guide for educational leaders whose institutions typically receive short shrift in academic and policy discussions. It makes a compelling case that two-year colleges can substantially increase their rates of student success, if they are willing to rethink the ways in which they organize programs of study, support services, and instruction.        Read More…

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

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An insightful new book from the multimillion-copy bestselling author Sean Covey and the Franklin Covey organization based on their work with hundreds of thousands of employees and large companies to unveil the essential disciplines proven to help businesses and individuals realize their most important goals. Do you remember the last major initiative you watched die in your organization? Did it go down with a loud crash? Or was it slowly and quietly suffocated by other competing priorities?             Read More…

 

 

Business Analytics for Managers

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World-class guidance for delivering the right decision support to the right people at the right time A vital blueprint for organizations that want to thrive in the competitive fray, Business Analytics for Managers presents a sustainable business analytics (BA) model focusing on the interaction of IT technology, strategy, business processes, and a broad spectrum of human competencies and organizational circumstances. * Proven guidance on developing an information strategy * Tips for supporting your company’s ability to innovate in the future by using analytics*

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Information Revolution

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If you thought it had already happened, think again. The revolutionary impact of information technology on the marketplace has barely begun, but the pace of change is accelerating rapidly. Over the next decade, companies will experience increasing pressure to find new and better ways to look at, understand, and then act in and upon the information-rich world in which we now operate. To accomplish this goal, the information management structure must transcend its adjunct support function and become the essential foundation of corporate performance.

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Business Transformation

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Is your organization getting maximum value from its data? Organizations should use information to set strategies and accomplish business objectives. However, many struggle to embed this process into their organization’s DNA. As part of the Wiley and SAS Business Series, Business Transformation: A Roadmap for Maximizing Organizational Insights helps CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, CIOs, and business leaders better understand how to promote business analytics within their organizations and use it to develop a roadmap for success.

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Business Intelligence Competency Centers

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Today’s successful organizations use information as a resource implemented in their business culture and realize that having an authentic vision for business intelligence (BI) is the key to optimal business performance. Business Intelligence Competency Centers: A Team Approach to Maximizing Competitive Advantage will show you how to turn your organization’s data into actionable knowledge through the business intelligence competency center (BICC)—your company’s one true source of sustainable competitive advantage. The result? A vibrant organization that drives revenues, manages costs, and realizes a consistent level of profitability.

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