Category Archives: Business Communication

The Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate, 2nd Edition, Neal M. Ashkanasy

The Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate, 2nd Edition

In The Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate: Second Edition, a team of leading international scholars presents the state-of-the-art in the field, ten years after the publication of the award-winning First Edition. Following the Preface by Edgar Schein, 33 entirely new chapters document the development and maturing of ideas canvassed in the First Edition, and also offer exciting new perspectives on organizational culture and climate. Continue reading

Accelerating Health Care Transformation with Lean and Innovation: The Virginia Mason Experience, 1st Edition, Paul E. Plsek

Accelerating Health Care Transformation with Lean and Innovation The Virginia Mason Experience, 1st Edition

Virginia Mason Medical Center (VMMC) was one of the first health care organizations to implement Lean and its methodologies. Other organizations have followed VMMC’s lead, but this world class organization still leads in the utilization of innovative Lean tools. Continue reading

Business Ethics: Case Studies and Selected Readings (South-Western Legal Studies in Business Academic), 7th Edition, Marianne M. Jennings

Business Ethics Case Studies and Selected Readings (South-Western Legal Studies in Business Academic), 7th Edition

Packed with real-life examples of business decisions gone awry, the 7th Edition of BUSINESS ETHICS: CASE STUDIES AND SELECTED READINGS explores the complex issues of business ethics from the leaders’ perspectives. This best-selling text offers a rare collection of readings which examines the business decision-making processes of many types of leaders, while revealing some of the common factors that push them over ethical lines they might not otherwise cross. A combination of short and long cases, readings, hypothetical situations, and current ethical dilemmas, BUSINESS ETHICS: CASE STUDIES AND SELECTED READINGS provides a stimulating and thorough basis for evaluating business ethics, and encourages stronger values in future business leaders. Continue reading

Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader, 1st Edition, Joan V. Gallos

Organization Development A Jossey-Bass Reader, 1st Edition

Organization Development is a one-stop guide to the world of planned change. Organization development has a powerful and influential heritage, solid core, evolving applications and approaches, and a vital role to play in today’s global, fast-paced world of constant change. This volume immerses readers deeply in organization development’s power and possibilities. Continue reading

Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning, 1st Edition, Daniel P. Barbezat

Contemplative Practices in Higher Education Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning, 1st Edition

Contemplative pedagogy is a way for instructors to:

  • empower students to integrate their own experience into the theoretical material they are being taught in order to deepen their understanding;
  • help students to develop sophisticated problem-solving skills;
  • support students’ sense of connection to and compassion for others; and
  • engender inquiries into students’ most profound questions. Continue reading