8 Steps to High Performance

8 Steps to High Performance

8 Steps to High Performance

The steps you need, for the results you want. There's no shortage of advice out there on how to perform better, and better than others, at work. The problem is knowing which methods are actually proven to work--and how you should act on them to get the best results. In 8 Steps to High Performance, talent expert and bestselling author Marc Effron cuts through the noise with his signature "science-based simplicity" approach to identify what matters most and show you how to optimally apply your time and effort to boost your performance. It turns out that higher performance comes from doing many things well--but some of those things are not in your power to change. Effron reveals the eight key factors you do control and practical steps for improving yourself on each one. You’ll learn: How to set goals that create higher performance Which behaviors predict higher performance in different situations How to quickly develop the most important capabilities Who to connect with and why How to understand and adapt to your company's strategy Why you sometimes shouldn’t be the "genuine" you How to best manage your body to sustain your performance How to avoid management fads that distract you from high performance Research-based, practical, and filled with self-assessments, tools, and templates to support your performance goals at work, this short, powerful book will help you and anyone on your team deliver outstanding results.

One Page Talent Management with a New Introduction

One Page Talent Management  with a New Introduction

One Page Talent Management with a New Introduction

A radical approach to growing high-quality talent--fast You know that winning in today's marketplace requires top-quality talent. You also know what it takes to build that talent--and you spend significant financial and human resources to make it happen. Yet somehow, your company's beautifully designed and well-benchmarked processes don't translate into the bottom-line talent depth you need. Why? Talent management experts Marc Effron and Miriam Ort argue that companies unwittingly add layers of complexity to their talent-building models--without evaluating whether those components add any value to the overall process. Consequently, simple activities like setting employee performance goals become multipage, headache-inducing time wasters that turn managers off and fail to improve results. Effron and Ort introduce a simple, powerful, scientifically proven approach to increase your ability to develop better leaders faster: One Page Talent Management (OPTM). Using the straightforward, easy-to-follow process described in this book, you will eliminate frustrating complexity, focus only on those components that add real value, and build transparency and accountability into every practice. Based on extensive research and experience in companies such as Avon Products, Bank of America, and Philips, One Page Talent Management shows you how to: Quickly identify high-potential talent without complex assessments Increase the number of "ready now" successors for key roles Generate 360-degree feedback that accelerates change in the most critical behaviors Significantly reduce the time required for managers to implement talent-building processes Do away with complexity and bureaucracy--and develop the high-quality talent you need, right now.

High Performance Computing and Communications

High Performance Computing and Communications

High Performance Computing and Communications

Welcome to the proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on High- Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC 2006), which was held in Munich, Germany, September 13–15, 2006. This year’s conference marks the second edition of the HPCC conference series, and we are honored to serve as the Chairmen of this event with the guidance of the HPCC Steering Chairs, Beniamino Di Martino and Laurence T. Yang. Withthe rapidgrowthincomputingandcommunicationtechnology,thepast decadehas witnessed a proliferationof powerfulparallelanddistributed systems and an ever-increasing demand for the practice of high-performance computing and communication (HPCC). HPCC has moved into the mainstream of c- puting and has become a key technology in future research and development activities in many academic and industrial branches, especially when the so- tion of large and complex problems must cope with very tight time constraints. The HPCC 2006 conference provides a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and governmentto address all resulting profound challenges and to present and discuss their new ideas, research results, applications, and experience on all aspects of HPCC. There was a very large number of paper submissions (328), not only from Europe, but also from Asia and the Paci?c, and North and South America. This number of submissions represents a substantial increase of contributions compared to the ?rst year of HPCC, which clearly underlines the importance of this domain. AllsubmissionswerereviewedbyatleastthreeProgramCommitteemembers or external reviewers. It was extremely di?cult to select the presentations for theconferencebecausethereweresomanyexcellentandinterestingsubmissions.

Coaching for High Performance

Coaching for High Performance

Coaching for High Performance


Becoming a Better Science Teacher

Becoming a Better Science Teacher

Becoming a Better Science Teacher

The author provides teacher-friendly tools, insights, sample lessons, and strategies for delivering quality, standards-based science curriculum and instruction that ensures student achievement.

High Performance Leadership

High Performance Leadership

High Performance Leadership


Winning the Talent Shift

Winning the Talent Shift

Winning the Talent Shift

The global marketplace has changed, and companies have found themselves struggling to hire and retain high-performing talent. Winning the Talent Shift explains how companies can overcome the three main barriers to their success and unlock the potential in today’s new workplace. Winning the Talent Shift: Three Steps to Unleashing the New High Performance Workplace envisions a world where companies are fully equipped to exceed the challenges posed by the new global marketplace. Celebrated author, consultant, and executive Berta Aldrich argues if companies want to achieve future success, they must redesign their talent strategy using three important steps proven to increase revenues, engage teams and leaders, and set companies on the path to industry leadership. Winning the Talent Shift leverages the latest empirical research, experiences from over 1,000 team members and executives, and leadership classes that have spanned the globe to candidly reveal actionable solutions to what is holding most companies back from high performance. Winning the Talent Shift will show how companies can: Retain their high performers who produce 2-500% more than an average employee but are more likely to leave today’s organizations Select and retain the new, high performing leader. According to Gallup, great leadership is the #1 determinant of company success, but less than 25% of today’s leaders are considered great Identify and develop women and people of color who can be exceptional leaders. Only 1 in 5 women hold C-suite roles today Perfect for boards, C-suite, and aspiring male and female high performers, Winning the Talent Shift bravely shows how to recognize barriers, replace them with high performance attributes, and redesign the workplace to create the potential for sustainable growth and industry leadership for years to come.

High Performance VLSI Signal Processing Innovative Architectures and Algorithms Algorithms and Architectures

High Performance VLSI Signal Processing Innovative Architectures and Algorithms  Algorithms and Architectures

High Performance VLSI Signal Processing Innovative Architectures and Algorithms Algorithms and Architectures

Electrical Engineering/Signal Processing High--Performance VLSI Signal Processing Innovative Architectures and Algorithms Volume 1 Algorithms and Architectures The first volume in a two-volume set, High-Performance VLSI Signal Processing: Innovative Architectures and Algorithms brings together the most innovative papers in the field, focused introductory material, and extensive references. The editors present timely coverage of algorithm and design methodologies with an emphasis on today's rapidly-evolving high-speed architectures for VLSI implementations. These volumes will serve as vital resources for engineers who want a comprehensive knowledge of the extremely interdisciplinary field of high-performance VLSI processing. The editors provide a practical understanding of the merits of total system design through an insightful, synergistic presentation of methodology, architecture, and infrastructure. Each volume features: * Major papers that span the wide range of research areas in the field * Chapter introductions, including historical perspectives * Numerous applications-oriented design examples * Coverage of current and future technological trends * Thorough treatment of high-speed architectures