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Solving the Leadership Jigsaw Puzzle You have a key leadership job to fill. You want the very best person. What exactly does this really mean? How often have you seen someone with great credentials and terrific buzz take an important job, but before long people are wondering “what exactly were we thinking?” Getting the best person is about finding an individual superstar and more about deeply understanding what your organization needs, the kind of person who will fit into your culture and bring the right experience and skills to get the job done. Based on decades of experience at Spencer Stuart, the gold standard in executive search, Jim Citrin and Julie Daum cut through conventional wisdom and “rules of thumb,” whether the job that needs filling is that of CEO or a key leader in marketing, technology, finance, or human resources. • Landmark original research from the United States, the UK, Germany, France, and the Netherlands provides evidence for how an organization can diagnose its needs and decide on who is the right leader for a specific situation at a particular point in time, and whether an outsider or insider would best fit the bill. • Eye-opening case studies, including how the New York Public Library worked its way through the maze of pressures—rapidly changing technologies, diverse, demanding constituencies, changing demographics and economic forces—to find the president who could best carry on its mission in the twenty-first century; how Starwood Hotels assessed the value of experience versus potential in choosing a CEO; the person who failed in one circumstance but achieved extraordinary success in others. • Steering clear of the red herrings of age, experience, and ethnicity • Avoiding the biggest traps of leadership selection, such as “his charisma was intoxicating,” and “we thought we really knew him.” In a competitive environment as challenging as today’s, the one difference, as Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook notes, “Between companies that change the world and those that don’t is having the right people.” You Need a Leader—Now What? is the must-have guide for navigating the terrain.
How would you describe the love of God? Throughout the Gospel accounts, Jesus engaged women differently than He did men. Sometimes the difference is subtle. Sometimes it is stark. Always it is profound.
Sometimes the love He offers them is gentle. Sometimes it is fierce. Always it is powerful. Sometimes that love feels like a warm embrace. Sometimes it’s more like a piercing jab. Always, it changes everything. Women today long to experience the same sort of life-changing love that Jesus lavished on His followers 2000 years ago. We still want to be completely seen and known and valued and set free—as painful as that process might sometimes be. Pierced and Embraced digs deeply into seven encounters that Jesus had with a wide variety of women in the Gospels to show how His love can be equally transformative in our lives today. It mixes attentive Scriptural engagement with personal narrative and relevant application, making the content fresh, accessible, engaging, and practical. You will: Understand the unique and powerful and complex ways in which Jesus loves the women of the gospels. Recognize your own longings for love and the (often inadequate) ways we seek to satisfy them.
Discover how to live in the fullness of Jesus’ love for you. Includes study/reflection questions at the end of each chapter, inviting women to dig into the passages for themselves.
Jean-François Lyotard is recognized as one of the most significant French philosophers of the twentieth century. Although nearly all of his major writing has been translated into English, one important work has until now been unavailable. Discourse, Figure is Lyotard’s thesis.
Provoked in part by Lacan’s influential seminars in Paris, Discourse, Figure distinguishes between the meaningfulness of linguistic signs and the meaningfulness of plastic arts such as painting and sculpture. Lyotard argues that because rational thought is discursive and works of art are inherently opaque signs, certain aspects of artistic meaning such as symbols and the pictorial richness of painting will always be beyond reason’s grasp. A wide-ranging and highly unusual work, Discourse, Figure proceeds from an attentive consideration of the phenomenology of experience to an ambitious meditation on the psychoanalytic account of the subject of experience, structured by the confrontation between phenomenology and psychoanalysis as contending frames within which to think the materialism of consciousness. In addition to prefiguring many of Lyotard’s later concerns, Discourse, Figure captures Lyotard’s passionate engagement with topics beyond phenomenology and psychoanalysis to structuralism, semiotics, poetry, art, and the philosophy of language.
Today’s marketing challenge is creating vibrant, interactive communities of consumers who make products and brands a part of their daily lives. The changing nature of consumer expectations means that marketers must learn how to build communities in addition to brand loyalty. With its interactive design and in-depth, real-world examples and cases, the South Asian edition of Principles of Marketing helps students learn how to create customer value, target the correct market, and build customer relationships.
Forensic psychology professor William Erter has a special knack. He can see into the mind of a killer, thanks to his death-row dad, the most heinous killer in U.S. history. L.A. detective Bernie Dobbs is a hardboiled cop with a bad history and a love for the bottle. Shunned by his own Homicide department, he's at the end of the line. Then a mysterious gunman starts terrorizing city parks. Brought together with a mutual interest, these two unlikely partners begin a race against time through the streets of L.A. to stop a madman before he can continue his spree. But the closer they get to catching their man, the more they become the target in a struggle that could bring the city to its knees.