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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

Regardless of the type, size, or mission of a criminal justice or law enforcement organization, optimum decision making can be achieved by examining activities and functions from the perspective of traditional business administration. Using profit and nonprofit business models, The Business of...

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

Written by a noted authority in leadership and change management, the second edition of this popular toolkit provides expert guidance on using feedback as a performance improvement tool. Describing best practices, it supplies the understanding required to effectively give and receive feedback...

Lean for the Public Sector: The Pursuit of Perfection in Government Services

1st Edition

Bert Teeuwen
December 14, 2010

Packed with international case examples and clearly delineating principles as they apply to public sector organizations, Lean for the Public Sector: The Pursuit of Perfection in Government Services demonstrates that Lean in the public sector is neither rocket science nor a typical profit-driven...