The Sixteenth Round
"A document of life lived in the center of hell." --Sports Illustrated "A shocking, savage and brilliant indictment of racial injustice and the inhumanity of the prison." --Globe and Mail Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was riding a wave of success. The survivor of a difficult youth, he rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. But his career crashed to a halt on May 26, 1967, when he and another man were found guilty of the murder of three white people and sentenced to three consecutive life terms. Written from prison and first published in 1974, The Sixteenth Round chronicles Hurricane's journey from the ring to solitary confinement. The book was his cry for help to the public, an attempt to set the record straight and force a new trial. Bob Dylan wrote his classic anthem "Hurricane" about his struggle, and Muhammad Ali and thousands of others took up his cause. The power of Carter's voice, as well as his ironic humor, makes this an eloquent, soul-stirring account of a remarkable life. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was released from prison in 1988. Former chair and CEO of Canada's Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted and, since 2005, CEO of Innocence International, Dr. Carter is the author of Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom. His life has been the subject of three books and a major motion picture, The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington. The recipient of honorary doctor of law degrees from Griffith University, Australia, and York University, Toronto, Dr. Carter lives in Toronto.
The AMA Handbook of Project Management
Projects are the life blood of any organization. Revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and the Project Management Professional Exam®, the fourth edition of The AMA Handbook of Project Management provides readers with a clear overview of a complex discipline. Covering everything from individual projects to programs and strategic alignment, it addresses: ● Project initiation and planning ● Communication and interpersonal skills ● Scheduling, budgeting and meeting business objectives ● Managing political and resource issues ● Implementing a PMO ● Measuring value and competencies. The book compiles essays and advice from the field's top professionals and features new chapters on stakeholder management, agile project management, program management, project governance, knowledge management, and more. Updated with fresh examples, case studies and solutions to specific project management dilemmas, it remains an essential reference to the critical concepts and theories all project managers must master.
The Cultural Intelligence Difference Special Ebook Edition
IQ, EQ, and nowàCQ! A proven way to measure cultural intelligence, with strategies for pushing the score higher.The CQ Self-Assessment is not available in this electronic edition of The Cultural Intelligence Difference. You can purchase the assessment at www.CulturalQ.com or access it by purchasing a print edition of this book. Most people know that some basic cultural sensitivity is important. But few have developed the deep cultural intelligence (CQ) required to really thrive in our multicultural workplaces and globalized world. Now everybody can tap into the power of CQ to enhance their skills and capabilities, from managing multi cultural teams and serving a diverse customer base to negotiating with international suppliers and opening offshore markets. The Cultural Intelligence Difference gives readers: A scientifically validated instrument for measuring their personal CQ score ò Customized strategies for improving interactions with people from diverse cultures ò New findings on the bottom-line benefits of cultural intelligence ò Examples of major organizations that use CQ to achieve success A high CQ points to more than just cultural sensitivity. It is linked to improved decision making, negotiation, networking, and leadership skillsùand provides a crucial advantage in a crowded job market. The Cultural Intelligence Difference delivers a powerful tool for navigating today's work world with finesseùand success.
Powerful Succession Planning
A crisis in executive talent is on the horizon as retirement looms for a large percentage of leaders. In our increasingly knowledge-driven economy, organizations are right to fear this “brain drain,” suspecting that when executives leave the firm, business may follow. Yet high-potential candidates account for less than 8 percent to 10 percent of the talent pool. Identifying, developing, and retaining these emerging leaders is a mission-critical challenge for CEOs, senior executives, managers, and HR directors. Powerful Succession Planning provides an overview of how to develop a succession planning and management program. Leadership expert John Mattone covers all the “nuts and bolts” of an effective program and provides readers with a Succession Planning MapTM to guide them through the process. Readers will learn how to measure and calibrate performance, potential, and readiness using nine key assessments. Last but not least, a succession management diagnostic tool enables any organization to quickly gauge the health of its succession planning process.
Global Sourcing Logistics
Every company, large and small, needs to consider global sourcing. This comprehensive book helps businesses reap the benefits while minimizing risk and exposure. It offers a blueprint for creating Standard Operating Procedures for all inbound global supply chain links. It provides point-by-point, pro-and-con comparisons with other sourcing alternatives. It features full discussions of compliance management, new customs and homeland security issues, insurance, liability, and loss control strategies, and much more
Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management
Using examples from companies such as Home Depot, Airbus, Boeing, and Nokia, Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management takes a fresh look at one of the hottest topics in business today. Showing readers in charge of monitoring operational exposures in corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies how they can best determine and balance opportunities against the possibilities of loss, this book provides clear strategies to help readers: • recognize both internal and external exposures • understand important concepts such as risk mapping and risk identification • recognize the weaknesses of current ERM systems • align risk opportunities with their organization’s business model • stay in line with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance The book introduces innovative new concepts such as hierarchical risk structures, alignment of risks with the business model, creation of a central risk function, and the role of an ERM knowledge warehouse. Featuring enlightening case studies and practical exercises, this essential book shows readers how they can implement ERM the right way at their organizations.
Identifying and Managing Project Risk
Projects—especially complex ones—are inherently risky. Between time constraints, technical challenges, and resource issues, things can easily go wrong—making the identification of potential risks an essential component of every project manager's job. Fully updated and consistent with the Risk Management Professional (RMP) certification and the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), Identifying and Managing Project Risk remains the definitive resource for project managers seeking to guard against failure. Drawing on real-world situations and hundreds of examples, the book outlines the risk management process and provides proven methods for project risk planning. Readers will learn how to use high-level risk assessment tools, implement a system for monitoring and controlling projects, and properly document every consideration. Analyzing aspects such as project scope, available resources, and scheduling, the third edition also offers fresh guidance on program risk management, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, simulation and modeling, and significant "non-project" risks. This practical book will help readers eliminate surprises and keep projects on track.
Essentials of Inventory Management
Gives inventory professionals the information they need to maximize productivity in key areas, from physical stock issues to problem identification and resolution to technologies like RFID and other automated inventory mechanisms. This book is suitable for novice and veteran managers alike.