Demystifying Organizational Learning

Demystifying Organizational Learning

Demystifying Organizational Learning

This book presents a solid, research-based conceptual framework that demystifies organizational learning and bridges the gap between theory and practice. Using an integrative approach, authors Raanan Lipshitz, Victor Friedman and Micha Popper provide practitioners and researchers with tools for understanding organizational learning under real-world conditions.

Demystifying Organizational Learning

Demystifying Organizational Learning

Demystifying Organizational Learning

This book presents a solid, research-based conceptual framework that demystifies organizational learning and bridges the gap between theory and practice. Using an integrative approach, authors Raanan Lipshitz, Victor Friedman and Micha Popper provide practitioners and researchers with tools for understanding organizational learning under real-world conditions.

Demystifying Technical Training

Demystifying Technical Training

Demystifying Technical Training

Praise for Demystifying Technical Training "Demystifying Technical Training is a must-read for CLOs,managers of training, instructors, and instructional designers. Allwho read it will gain critical insights into how to lower the costand improve the efficiency and effectiveness of learning." —Wm. Douglas Harward, CEO and founder of TrainingIndustry, Inc. "Individuals interested in and accountable for derivingsignificant value from technical training investments will gaingreat benefit from reading this book and applying itswisdom." —Karen Kocher, CLO at Cigna Healthcare "Demystifying Technical Training is an essential,complete guide for any learning organization. The overviews andconcepts are clearly stated, while the case studies and sidebarsprovide practical examples you can apply in your situation." —Jean Barbazette, president of The Training Clinic andauthor of Managing the Training Function for Bottom-LineResults "Considering the cost of acquiring and developing talent, whywouldn't all CEO/COOs insist on investing in people to improveresults and reduce risk? This book demystifies the process ofdeveloping technical experts to increase the return on investmentin human capital. Bravo!" —Martin J. Menard, former group CIO at IntelCorporation "Technical training is a key to sustaining competitiveness inthe new economy. Learn how to leverage and optimize its value inyour organization through this wonderfully insightful and practicalresource." —Dr. Arthur L. Jue, director of global organizationand talent development at Oracle and co-author of Social Mediaat Work: How Networking Tools Propel OrganizationalPerformance "Don't be misled by the title—this book—whilefocusing on the often segmented world of domain specific jobskills—provides guidance valid for the full spectrum ofworkforce learning from soft-skills to 'technical' skills." —Ruth Clark, principal and president of Clark Training& Consulting and author of e-Learning and the Science ofInstruction

Demystifying Professional Learning Communities

Demystifying Professional Learning Communities

Demystifying Professional Learning Communities

This book offers information, examples and case studies to clarify the concept of a professional learning community, to respond to critical issues in schools, and to support educational leaders in addressing the important mandates of accountability and school improvement.

Breaking Free

Breaking Free

Breaking Free

Explore the spiritual side of business The best-selling author of Healing the Wounds writes another prescription for our transition-induced ailments. Here he addresses the self-defeating ways people and organizations react to rapid, seemingly relentless change, and advocates a steady diet of learning as the surest way to break free. Associating various responses to change with four character types -- The Overwhelmed, The Entrenched, The BSers, and The Learners -- the author holds up The Learners as the attainable ideal...and shows how to help those in the other categories pursue the learning path. The ultimate goal: to facilitate transition to a more flexible, self-directed workplace.

Research in Organizational Change and Development

Research in Organizational Change and Development

Research in Organizational Change and Development

In this diverse volume new methodologies are introduced, such as the strategic fitness process for engaging leaders in better understanding the reactions of employees to strategic change efforts (Beer); Jazz as a metaphor for organizational improvisation (Bernstein & Barrett); and new theories for understanding change processes (Gomez & Ballard).

Demystifying Evaluation

Demystifying Evaluation

Demystifying Evaluation


Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice

Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice

Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice

Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice addresses many of the American public's misconceptions about crime and criminal justice. Many of these understandings are inaccurate and based on myths. Each of the anthology's 27 articles demystifies or debunks one of these current myths, setting therecord straight.Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice is organized to follow a logical progression through the criminal justice process. Part One addresses myths about crime; Part Two examines myths about law enforcement; Part Three investigates myths about the administration of justice; and Part Four focuses onmyths about punishment and corrections.A unique feature of the book is that every chapter follows the same format. Each chapter opens with a brief section introducing a myth or a set of myths about a particular topic. Next follows the "The Kernel of Truth" section, in which accurate aspects of the myth or myths are identified becausefor myths to be believable and accepted, they generally must contain at least a kernel of truth. In the third section, "The Truth or Facts," the authors debunk the myth or myths by providing evidence, followed by "Interests Served by the Myth," which illuminates how the interests of specificindividuals or groups are promoted by the creation and perpetuation of the myths. Finally, "Policy Implications of Belief in the Myth" highlights some of the practical and often undesirable consequences of belief in the myth or myths.Written in clear, accessible language, Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice engages readers with straightforward analysis and cutting-edge information and research. Designed to stimulate critical thinking and class discussions, this mindset-challenging anthology will give students a depth ofunderstanding about crime and criminal justice that few other books offer.