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4 Running a data-driven program

Slice ePub May 14, 2014
<p> <strong> <em>This chapter covers how to run a program based on clear objectives and data. It also covers techniques for running effective management committees, driving continuous improvement, communication, and recognition to motivate your team and internal stakeholders.</em> </strong> </p><p> <strong>What gets measured gets managed (Peter Drucker).</strong> </p><p>In many companies that you may work for, the strategy for the corporate responsibility program is already well established. In these cases, your job will likely be more focused on managing the day-to-day operations of the program than on developing new strategies.</p><p>A lot of my training in the program management discipline stems from my career at Intel. Each new employee starts with training on the Intel values: customer orientation; discipline; quality; risk-taking; great place to work; and results orientation. After working there a couple of months, Intel employees usually re-order these values as: Results, Results, Results, and all those others.</p><p>The laser focus on getting things done at Intel drives the culture and has helped that company rise to dominance in its industry. While this culture can take its toll on the employees, there are some valuable lessons to be gained that can be applied in corporate responsibility programs, or just about any program.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/309072-changing-business-from-the-inside-out-a-tree-hugger-s-guide-to-working-in-corporations">See more</a>

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Part 3: Eradicating Ecocide

Slice ePub September 06, 2013
<p>T<small>HERE</small> are certain principles of universal validity and application that apply to civilization as a whole. They are the principles that underpin the prohibition of certain behaviour, for example apartheid and genocide. Such abuses arose out of value systems based on a lack of regard for fellow humanity and are now universally outlawed. The rendering of such action as illegal is premised on the advancement of a higher morality that operates without caveat of qualification, a morality based on the sacredness of human life. In a world aspiring to sacredness of life, it is still necessary to identify the crimes to prevent those who fail to live by similar values. But what of the well-being of all life not just that of humanity but of all who inhabit a territory over which one has certain responsibilities?</p><p> It was the humanitarian crisis of World War II which prompted the creation of the United Nations Organisation whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and the achieving of world peace. The Charter of the United Nations (UN Charter) declared in 1945:<br> </p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/569136-eradicating-ecocide">See more</a>

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The Library: Skills Review

Slice PDF January 13, 2001
<p>name</p><p>_________________________________________</p><p>date ____________________________</p><p>THE LIBRARY: Skills Review</p><p>Mastering library skills can help you study more effectively.</p><p>A. Use words from the box to fill in the blanks. branch menu</p><p>subject titles</p><p>computerized catalog</p><p>Dewey decimal number</p><p>Kevin entered the main (1)________________ of the city library. He needed information on the rain forests of South America. Kevin’s first stop was at the library’s (2)______________________________ . When he tapped the keyboard, a (3)________________ appeared on the screen. It asked him to choose author, title, or subject. Kevin selected (4)________________. Then he typed rain forests. Again the screen gave Kevin choices.</p><p>He picked Rain Forests, South American. After Kevin made his selection, the screen showed the (5)________________ of several books about South</p><p>American rain forests. Kevin clicked on one of those books and got information he needed to find it on the shelf. When he saw that the</p><p>(6)_______________________________ was 564.8, he knew he could find more books on rain forests in that part of the library, too.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/434069-study-skills-1-ebook">See more</a>

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CHAPTER EIGHT: The pugilist, Mary, and the mother with the fiery halo

Slice ePub May 23, 2014
<p>When I first saw Daphne nearly thirty years ago, she was a brown haired woman in her mid-fifties. She was in the hospital for perhaps the thirty-fifth time in her life. Her psychiatrist of twenty years was retiring and transferring her to my care. She was alternately withdrawn or bellicose, and had been thrown out of several hospitals for her boxing skills, as she would physically attack other patients or staff.</p><p>She was an attractive married woman, a mother of two, who had made a number of suicide attempts over the previous thirty years. At one point she had jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge but had (seemingly miraculously) fallen on the catwalk below, broken many bones, and spent a number of months in the hospital recovering physically, if not psychologically. She had worked at several jobs, but had always lost them due to actions viewed as bizarre and idiosyncratic, for example writing strange notes in the margins of memos and verbally attacking her superiors.</p><p>Her history, as given by Daphne, her husband, and the referring psychiatrist, revealed periods of pressured, manic-seeming behaviour, accompanied by or alternating with profound and severe depression.She was diagnostically considered to be schizoaffective or somewhere on the bipolar spectrum of manic-depressive disorder, but couldn't be contained by the antipsychotic, antidepressant and mood stabilising medicines then available, including lithium. There was also the question of a schizophrenic quality, because she seemed so disturbed and strange at times, hallucinating and talking to herself.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/219904-treating-the-untreatable-healing-in-the-realms-of-madness">See more</a>

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Managing State

Slice PDF May 27, 2014
<p>Chapter 5</p><p>CHAPTER 5</p><p>Managing State</p><p>One of the most important decisions you’ll make when designing a web service is how—and whether—to retain state, or information, about the client and work done by the service, between requests. A short-sighted state management strategy can cripple your web service, making it nearly impossible to scale to a large number of clients or extend with additional features. On the other hand, well-planned state can simplify your life, provide a quick path to sophisticated features, and even (occasionally) improve performance. And just to make life interesting, state considerations are deeply intertwined with a web service’s overall design—meaning that once you’ve chosen a state management strategy, it’s difficult or impossible to change it.</p><p>This chapter starts by examining when stateful designs are useful and when they might be more trouble than they are worth. It also takes a high-level look at the different state models you can use. The bulk of the chapter, however, is spent exploring common techniques for state management. We focus on two topics: state maintaining information on the server, and automating the submission of repetitive information from the client (such as a user identifier or security token) so you don’t have to. You’ll learn how to integrate ASP.NET’s built-in state facility into a web service and how to manage state on your own with custom cookies and ticket systems.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/362702-programming-net-web-services">See more</a>

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