Create powerful strategies for your nonprofit organization to achieve breakthrough performance in mission impact Does your nonprofit have a reliable way of knowing the impact its making? Beginning with an eye-opening discussion of what strategy is, Mission Impact: A Breakthrough Strategy for Nonprofits reveals how the process of strategy development should be designed with authoritative coverage of mission impact, vision, five year strategic stretch goals, strategy implementation, and management. Step-by-step guidance and practical tools Integrates the very best current thinking on performance and strategy available, drawing from both the corporate and nonprofit worlds Cutting-edge ideas presented in a user-friendly fashion The deteriorating quality of life in our communities screams out for immediate action – for breakthrough improvement, not just incremental changes. Mission Impact: A Breakthrough Strategy for Nonprofits will lead you and your organization to achieve breakthrough performance for maximum mission impact. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Resistance spot welding is the most commonly used method for joining steel sheets. It is a complex process in which coupled interactions exist between electrical, thermal, mechanical, metallurgical phenomena and even surface behaviors. Because of this complexity, it is very difficult to obtain insightful information of welding process through the experiments alone. Physical weld simulators that simulate the weld by heating and cooling the material have been used in the past. On the other hand, numerical modeling and simulation provides a powerful tool in studying these interactions. These types of simulations are nowadays used as a part of the product development process. By replacing physical testing with computer simulations, a lot of time and money can be saved and more design solutions can be numerically tested leading to more reliable products. This work provides a step by step method for simulating the spot welding process by using finite element method. It is useful for the professionals using spot welding process extensively and can help them improve their production process as well as product development capability.
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a kind of resistance of cancer cells to multiple classes of chemotherapic drugs that can be structurally and mechanistically unrelated. Classical MDR regards altered membrane transport that results in lower cell concentrations of cytotoxic drug and is related to the over expression of a variety of proteins that act as ATP-dependent extrusion pumps. P-glycoprotein is the most important and widely studied member of the family that belongs to the ABC superfamily of transporters. It is apparent that, besides its role in cancer cell resistance, this protein has multiple physiological functions as well, since it is expressed also in many important non-tumoural tissues and is largely present in prokaryotic organisms. Several novel MDR reversing agents (also known as chemosensitisers) are currently undergoing clinical evaluation for the treatment of resistant tumours. In this work, the effects of natural compounds on P-glycoprotein and anticancer drug efflux transporters are summarized.
Bridge the achievement gap with proven strategies for student success Breakthrough Principals debunks the myth of the 'superhero' principal by detailing the common actions and practices of leaders at our nation's fastest-gaining public schools. Based on the authors' Transformational Leadership Framework, which they developed through in-depth study of more than 100 high-gaining, high-poverty schools, the book distills findings into a practical, action-focused plan for diagnosing school needs and implementing structures, systems and practices that accelerate student achievement. Brought to life by case studies of principals who have led dramatic gains in student achievement, the book is a how-to guide for increasing the quality of teaching and learning; improving school culture; attracting and supporting high-performing teachers; and involving parents and community to help students achieve. You'll learn how breakthrough principals make the school's mission a real part of both strategy and practice, and set up sustainable systems that support consistent, ongoing improvement. High-impact practices are organized into five broad categories: learning and teaching, school-wide culture, aligned staff, operations and systems, and personal leadership. The primary job of school leadership is to help students succeed. It begins with first recognizing and prioritizing areas of need, then finding and implementing the most effective solutions. Whether you work in a turn around environment, or want to make a good school better, this book will give you a set of concrete practices—illustrated through examples of real principals in real schools—that have been proven to work. Discover the primary drivers of student achievement Work toward the school's vision in staffing, operations, and systems Set the tone for all relationships and practices with good leadership Closing the achievement gap is a major goal of educational leadership, and principals are forever searching for viable methods that help them better serve their students. Breakthrough Principals unveils the details behind the success stories from across the nation to provide a roadmap to transformative gains.
Your plain-English guide to getting into the medical school of your dreams Getting accepted to medical school is a long and rigorous process and many students find they need help. If you're one of these students, Getting into Medical School For Dummies is the perfect tool to help you through the process and realize your dream. By providing you with concise information about preparing for and applying to medical school, Getting into Medical School For Dummies prepares you for the application process. Written by an industry expert, it gives you a distinct advantage in the competitive medical school admissions process, preparing you for every step and helping you create your best application. Takes you through the often-overwhelming process of applying to medical school Explains what medical schools and admissions committees are really looking for Provides plain-English explanations of complicated medical school admissions processes If you're one of the over 40,000 students who apply to medical school each year and need help sorting through the admissions schedule, writing statements of intent, and preparing to take the MCAT, Getting Into Medical School For Dummies has you covered!
Achieve best practices in supply chain management Much is being written about global supply chain and sourcing options emerging in today's marketplace. Transforming supply chain management to achieve operations excellence is a mandate for many companies globally. Supply Chain Transformation walks you through this potentially difficult process and gets you started on the journey. Much more than just a how-to book, it's a why-to book that is as compelling for any business person as it is for supply chain management professionals. This book provides an invaluable road map to companies looking to transform their supply chains and organizations to achieve best practice results, beginning with guidance on how to make the case for change. Change is inevitable; growth is optional. Includes real world cases and illustrations Offers a step-by-step road map to transforming your supply chain Explains how to obtain «senior management» commitment to transformation Covers sourcing, production, and logistics process integration points with product development, marketing, sales, and finance processes as well as emerging technologies (RFID, Cloud computing, telematics, ERP, GPS/LBS & others) One of the biggest hurdles to supply chain transformation is overcoming a culture that is resistant to change. Supply Chain Transformation helps you understand the cultural resistance and evaluate where change is needed most, and then develop the game plan for overcoming resistance to achieve best practice results.
Use the power of questions to accelerate your sales process and gain client commitment. Skillfully build rapport. Establish your credibility. Uncover a client’s issues. Determine if your prospect is really ready to buy. Get commitment to a next step. Power Questions to Win the Sale provides specific strategies and techniques to help you successfully manage the most common challenges in sales. For each step in the sales process, it gives you a series of thoughtful questions that will help you rapidly turn a contact into a client. Drawing on the author’s bestselling Power Questions, this short e-book shows you how to: Sequence your agenda and use questions at the right moments in the sales process Establish yourself as an expert through credibility-building questions rather than slide presentations Draw out the client’s agenda of essential priorities and goals Position your proposal to win by meeting eight key preconditions before you submit it Unblock a sale that is stalled Power Questions to Win the Sale is a practical roadmap for balancing advocacy and inquiry during the sales process and winning new business more consistently and confidently.
Includes tips and strategies for kids, teens, and adults with dyslexia Understand what dyslexia is, assess schools and programs, and help your child succeed Does your child mix up d's and b's? Does he or she have trouble reading? If so, the cause may be dyslexia. But don't worry – these days, there are many ways to overcome dyslexia. This hands-on guide leads you step by step through your options – and explains how anyone with dyslexia can achieve success in school and life. Discover how to * Recognize the symptoms of dyslexia * Understand diagnostic test results * Set up an Individualized Education Program (IEP) * Work effectively with teachers * Improve your child?s reading skills
Mr. Lukaszewski takes you step-by-step through the crucial process of data collection, analysis, and plan development using specially designed forms and worksheets. Follow plan development steps using the invaluable model forms, scenarios, and flowcharts to create your own corporate or division crisis communication response plan. Chapter topics include: realities of crisis communications planning; communication plan development and budgeting; plan development process; model communication management policy; threat identification; scenario development; message development; model plan outlines; crucial contact lists; response procedure reminders; and lessons learned/incident recap analyses. Published in cooperation with the Public Relations Societyof America.
A hands-on guide to help your nonprofit build its brand, raise its profile, strengthen impact and develop deeper relationships with donors, volunteers, and other stakeholders. Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding is about the power a constituency-focused, compelling brand can have to revolutionize an organization and the way people view and support it. Shows how to optimally define what your organization stands for to differieniate, create value and breakthrough Explains how to build loyal communities inside and outside of your organization to increase social impact Features seven principles for transforming a brand from ordinary trademark to strategic advantage Includes case studies of eleven breakthrough nonprofit brands and transferable ideas and practices that nonprofits of any size, scope or experience can implement Other title by Daw: Cause Marketing for Nonprofits: Partner for Purpose, Passion, and Profits A practical road map and essential tool for nonprofit leaders, board members, and volunteers, this book reveals the vital principles you need to know to build and manage your organization's most valuable asset – its brand. In today’s highly competitive nonprofit world, building a breakthrough brand is no longer a «nice to do,» but the new imperative. Jocelyne Daw, a pioneer and leader in building business and community partnerships has over 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience. Carol Cone, named by PR WEEK as the most powerful and visible figure in the world of cause branding, has been linking companies and causes for over 25 years.
Get ahead in your personal and professional life with crowd-pleasing communication skills Packed with advice on improving verbal and non-verbal communication skills alike, Communication Essentials For Dummies is a comprehensive, approachable guide to communication no one should be without. Utilising a core range of simple skills, this friendly guide shows you how easy it is to communicate effectively. You'll find out how to listen actively, establish rapport, communicate with credibility, manage communication in difficult situations and converse with ease using modern technology – and lots more. Great communication skills can make all the difference in your personal and professional life, but for those who tend to get a bit tongue-tied under pressure or just have a hard time asserting themselves, voicing thoughts coherently and confidently can be a sweat-inducing experience. Here, expert author Elizabeth Kuhnke takes the intimidation out of communication by sharing her top tips for successful communication in any situation. Discover how to get ahead in the workplace by mastering your communication skills Realise the benefits of active listening and the value of establishing rapport Understand how the use of effective communication skills can help you secure a new job offer Recognise how to use effective communication to negotiate your way to personal and professional success Whether you're looking to climb the corporate ladder, take on a new professional challenge or just want to improve your communication skills in personal and professional relationships, Communication Essentials For Dummies will have you listening, voicing and articulating your way to success in no time.
This thoroughly revised course is designed for pre-intermediate level students who want to improve their English in a business and professional context. At the same time as drawing on the learner?s own experience, the course provides activities which give the less experienced learner the opportunity to participate effectively. The course offers: units based on topics learners will meet such as describing a company, welcoming visitors and dealing with problems; a variety of challenging tasks and communicative activities that ensure that all four skills are developed; clearly structured and measured progression, with revision units to enable learners to check their progress; clear and accessible layout. The Teacher?s Guide provides support and guidance, as well as a full key and tapescripts. The Home Study Book offers the learner further practice to consolidate their studies. Getting Ahead leads perfectly into Further Ahead.
Design and development of security-aware and performance efficient routing protocols for Mobile Ad hoc Network is an active area of research. AODV is one of prominent routing protocol for MANET routing. To exchange session key using public key crypto in a single step with route establishment phase CAODV was proposed. Inspired from CAODV in this work we propose a security extension of AODV and developed a new routing protocol for MANET- SCAODV- adding security field which enable the protocol to run in sixteen different modes according to the security desired. The proposed protocol can also exchange session key in single step with route establishment. We evaluate and compare the performance of SCAODV protocol with AODV and CAODV. Simulation results demonstrate that SCAODV consistently outperforms CAODV protocol in terms of routing latency, data packet delay, packet delivery ratio and packet drop. Proposed protocol has the properties of resistance to Spoofed Routing and Secure Key Exchange with Confidentiality, Integrity, Authenticity, Non repudiation and Verifiability.
Cognitive biases and heuristics are understood as deviations from rational thinking and as leading causes for detrimental and non-rational decisions when searching for a diagnosis. These errors in thinking are especially costly in the field of medical decision-making, as incorrect and irrational decisions cannot only lead to delays in finding the right diagnosis, but also to financial and judicial problems as well as to fatal outcomes for the patient. The current methods for overcoming cognitive dispositions to respond are limited in their success rate and too vaguely defined. Thus, a novel approach for addressing this problem is presented: Integrating the training of executive functions into a teaching program for bias-specific techniques will lead to better results in achieving rational and correct decisions while avoiding cognitive biases. With the help of this approach, the process of diagnosis can be significantly improved - a success for patients and clinicians!
The easy way to communicate best when it matters most Most people are aware of the importance of handling critical conversations well. However, when it comes down to actually being in a difficult situation that calls for key communication skills, many do not know how to practically apply their own thoughts. Critical Conversations For Dummies is a step-by-step reference for the variety of crucial conversations life presents in the workforce. It's packed with strategies for preparing for high-stakes situations; being persuasive (not abrasive); knowing the value of assertive communication; resolving failed promises and missed deadlines; maintaining morale when firing staff; getting new employees off on the right foot; managing staff relations and strengthening team relationships; understanding audience needs and motivations to get positive results; altering confrontational language to cooperative language during difficult conversations; and building relationships in the face of conflict. Improve communication skills in crucial conversations Avoid common pitfalls and emotional tendencies Discover the benefits of success in crucial conversations This book is especially relevant to the hundreds of thousands of leaders who are tasked with multiple duties, whether addressing complex problems from stakeholders or achieving exceptional results from staff.
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The businessperson's guide to saying what needs to be said and asking questions that need to be asked In the business world, the first step to great results is good communication. Talk Lean uses original research and a fresh approach to teach businesspeople how to say difficult things and ask difficult questions in a way that is positive, effective, and comfortable for everyone involved. You'll learn how to begin meetings and conversations in a way that is succinct, empathetic, and effective, while putting people in a positive and receptive frame of mind. You'll learn how to listen and respond during meetings to maximise both productivity and empathy and how to close meetings in positive ways that lead to great results. Offers proven techniques for improving communication and making an impact professionally Written by Alan Palmer, head of Interactifs UK, which offers communication coaching to major corporate clients Ideal for executives, team leaders, entrepreneurs, and anyone whose success depends on great communication
This hands-on kit shows users how to look for, and how to leave a job. They will also learn how to identify and match personal skills with job interests, prepare a resume, research jobs and companies on the Internet as well as through other sources, lookfor job leads, respond to job ads, prepare for an interview and evaluate/accept job offers. Information is also included on how to successfully leave a job. Special sections discuss finding summer jobs and work-study placement programs distinguishes thissimulation from others on the market.