Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success

By Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty

The inside story of one of basketballs most legendary and game-changing figuresA New York Times bestseller During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the “Zen master” half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players’ nature, not their egos, fear, or greed. This is the story of a preacher’s kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity, and selfless teamwork that turned the hypercompetitive world of professional sports on its head. In Eleven Rings, Jackson candidly describes how he:   •  Learned the secrets of mindfulness and team chemistry while playing for the champion New York Knicks in the 1970s   •  Managed Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the world, and got him to embrace selflessness, even if it meant losing a scoring title   •  Forged successful teams out of players of varying abilities by getting them to trust one another and perform in sync   •  Inspired Dennis Rodman and other “uncoachable” personalities to devote themselves to something larger than themselves   •  Transformed Kobe Bryant from a rebellious teenager into a mature leader of a championship team.Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship—six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. We all know the legendary stars on those teams, or think we do. What Eleven Rings shows us, however, is that when it comes to the most important lessons, we don’t know very much at all. This book is full of revelations: about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about the wellsprings of motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and others.

OECD Territorial Reviews: The Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area, United States 2012

By Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD

OECD Territorial Reviews of the Chicago Tri-State metropolitan area, the first of its kind conducted by the OECD in the United States, assesses the areas capacity to contribute effectively to regional and national economic performance and quality of life.The review focuses on four thematic policy issues: • The effectiveness and coordination of workforce development programs in the Chicago Tri-State metro-region • The metro-regions capacity for innovation • Its role as a major centre for logistics in North America • Its capacity to encourage green growth over the long termThe review also focuses on the state of region-wide institutional collaboration and offers a vision for effective tri-state stakeholder engagement across the region.Contents 1. The Assets and Challenges for the Tri-State Metropolitan Regions Competitiveness 2. Matching Skills to Jobs in the Tri-State Region 3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Tri-State Region 4. Transportation and Logistics in the Tri-State Region 5. Increasing the Tri-State Regions Competitiveness through Green Growth 6. Effective Institutional Arrangements in the Tri-State Region

On Time! On Track! On Target! Managing Your Projects Successfully with Microsoft® Project: Managing Your Projects Successfully with Microsoft Project (Business Skills)

By Bonnie Biafore

So you’ve been asked to lead a project—congratulations! Whether you’re new to project management, or just need to brush up, this easy-to-read guide teaches you the essential skills you need to succeed at this critically important task. Expert project manager Bonnie Biafore shares her real-world experience, lessons learned, and best practices to help you manage any project. You’ll learn project management methodology and the secrets for using Microsoft Project and other Microsoft Office programs to keep your projects on time, on track, and on target!Successfully manage your projects as you discover how to: Work effectively with project stakeholders, management, and team members Define scope, objectives, and deliverables Estimate work, choose resources, build project schedules, and track progress Accurately estimate project costs and work with a budget Identify and manage project changes and risks Balance project variables without sacrificing quality Document project history and lessons-learned to help improve future projects—and even more great results CD Features: Sample project templates and documents Fully searchable eBook A Note Regarding the CD or DVDThe print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

Social Web Evolution: Integrating Semantic Applications and Web 2.0 Technologies

By Miltiadis D. Lytras, Patricia Ordonez de Pablos

As semantic technologies prove their value with targeted applications, there are increasing opportunities to consider their usefulness in social contexts for knowledge, learning, and human development. Social Web Evolution: Integrating Semantic Applications and Web 2.0 Technologies explores the potential of Web 2.0 and its synergies with the Semantic Web and provides state-of-the-art theoretical foundations and technological applications. A reference edition for academicians, practitioners, policy makers, and government officers eager for knowledge on Web 2.0 and social Web, this book emphasizes practical aspects of the integration of semantic applications into social Web technologies.

Redeveloping the Waterfront: Cases in Decision Making (Managing Local Economic Development)

By William R. Bridgeo, Kay W. James, James M. Banovetz

Managing Local Economic Development: Cases in Decision Making: Redeveloping the Waterfront discusses the challenges public administrators face when they get involved with economic development, which leads to simultaneously working in both the public and private sectors. Chief among those challenges is the need to navigate between the sometimes conflicting operating practices of the two sectors, including the need to reconcile the open, public information requirements of the public sector with the closed, confidential requirements of the private sector.

Payroll Management: 2016 Edition

By Steven M. Bragg

Payroll Management reveals how to manage time tracking, payroll processing, and paying employees, while also describing the United States payroll regulations and reporting requirements related to compensation, benefits, payroll taxes, and tax remittances. There are chapters dealing with payroll accounting and how to set up a system of procedures, controls, and recordkeeping. Payroll Management is updated annually for the latest payroll regulations.

Relaunch!: 5 Keys to Getting Past Stuck and Stress at Work and Life

By Kim Hardy

Millions of people today find themselves in a perpetual state of stuck and stress. If you’re tired of going through the motions and performing life’s routines without reaching your goals or fulfilling your heart’s desires, RELAUNCH! is your guide to getting started and experiencing that exceptional journey. Author Kim Hardy went from stuck and stress to pursuing and accomplishing her dreams by incorporating the five key strategies she shares in this book. In RELAUNCH!, you’ll find workable strategies you can use to ignite your own personal comeback. You will: Establish powerful habits to get past stuck and stress right where you are. Create bounce-back tactics to counter your setbacks. Discover how to unleash your passion and live your dreams.

Sustainable Coastal Management: A Transatlantic and Euro-Mediterranean Perspective: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (Nato Science Series: IV:)

From Springer

Recent assessment of progress in coastal management at the national level shows an impressive growth of efforts after the 1992 Earth Summit, particularly in Europe and the Mediterranean. This book contains regional surveys of coastal management progress in Europe and the Mediterranean since 1992, discussion regional trends, development sin decision making, and cooperative activities. It then goes on to assess national progress towards coastal management, including the development of national coastal management systems, efforts at coordinated planning and management, and the development and use of environmental codes of practice. It then examines selected priority issues in the Northern Adriatic: economic integration and regional economic development, international scientific and technological cooperation in marine affairs and coastal tourism. Finally, the book covers the use of GIS in coastal environments and coastal engineering, the role played by scientific information in coastal policy, and the importance of free trade agreements.