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From Belief to Knowledge: Achieving and Sustaining an Adaptive Culture in Organizations

1st Edition

Neil Douglas, Terry Wykowski
September 18, 2018

Belief is not knowledge, but we tend to hold our beliefs as if they represent knowledge, selecting whatever evidence is required to justify them. And because humans tend to cling to their beliefs as truths, organizations often ignore the need for change, no matter how urgent that need.From Belief...

Managing As Mission: Nonprofit Managing for Sustainable Change

1st Edition

Lori Heninger
August 15, 2017

Managing As Mission pushes the boundaries of what it means to be a nonprofit manager by making the case that managing, as a reflection of the organizational mission – the cornerstone of any nonprofit – can bring about the change nonprofits were created to achieve: a better world for all. This book...

Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

1st Edition

Teresa Chahine
May 03, 2016

Social entrepreneurship is a revolution occurring around the world today. People from all walks of life are developing and implementing innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions in response to social and environmental challenges. These solutions include products, services, and interventions...

Redefining U.S. Education: A Systematic Approach to Teaching

1st Edition

William F. Roth, Ian M. Roth
July 29, 2015

A growing number of educators are beginning to believe that as we move into a different kind of world with different possibilities, the traditional approach to teaching is no longer the most productive. They are beginning to understand that if we are to continue progressing as a nation, we need to...

Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe, Volume Four

1st Edition

Bruce F. Baker, Dilip K. Das
November 25, 2013

Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe, Volume Four, is the latest installment in a series of insightful interviews with senior police executives worldwide. The book offers readers an unparalleled insider’s perspective on police goals, practices, and management in...

Leadership in the Open: A New Paradigm in Emergency Management

1st Edition

Adam Crowe
May 29, 2013

As a relatively young field, emergency management has already undergone considerable evolution and change. And now that Web 2.0 technologies and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become inherently ingrained in all facets of our lives, emergency managers must once again...

Decision-Making for a Sustainable Environment: A Systemic Approach

1st Edition

Chris Maser
July 26, 2012

Increasingly, environmental decision making is like playing a multidimensional game of chess. With interactions between the atmosphere, the litho-hydrosphere, and the biosphere, the game is at once a measure of complexity, uncertainty, interdisciplinary acuity, social-environmental sustainability,...

Principles of Leadership and Management in Law Enforcement

1st Edition

Michael L. Birzer, Gerald J. Bayens, Cliff Roberson
June 18, 2012

Effective police organizations are run with sound leadership and management strategies that take into account the myriad of challenges that confront today’s law enforcement professionals. Principles of Leadership and Management in Law Enforcement is a comprehensive and accessible textbook exploring...

Police Integrity Management in Australia: Global Lessons for Combating Police Misconduct

1st Edition

Louise Porter, Tim Prenzler
April 06, 2012

In the past two decades, Australia has been the site of major police misconduct scandals and inquiries, leading to reform initiatives at the cutting edge of police integrity management practices. Presenting interviews with key informants and an analysis of key documents, Police Integrity Management...

The Business of Criminal Justice: A Guide for Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Daniel Adrian Doss, Chengqi Guo, Joo Young Lee
December 19, 2011

This book represents the manifestation of a new presentation of old perspectives within the discipline of criminal justice. It contains practical considerations of rendering such decisions, it is expected to be an appropriate reference among practitioner personnel....

Managing Spontaneous Community Volunteers in Disasters: A Field Manual

1st Edition

Lisa Orloff
April 25, 2011

While history has identified a need for improved coordination during emergencies, it has also demonstrated that community volunteers positively impact their neighborhoods during times of crisis. Laying out the rationale and process by which emergency managers, community leaders, and...

Feedback Toolkit: 16 Tools for Better Communication in the Workplace, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Rick Maurer
January 14, 2011

This book provides expert guidance on using feedback as a performance improvement tool. It includes many simple tools readers can use to improve feedback in their work unit. The book suggests that feedback works best when the giver and receiver realize that they are in a dance together....