Th is book can help you think about your personality in terms that have proven relevance to
the world of work. You’ll learn about the personality types that many psychologists and career
development practitioners use to describe people and jobs. You’ll take a quick assessment to help
you clarify your dominant personality type. Th en you’ll dig into a gold mine of facts about the
jobs that are the best fi t for your personality type—and that are the best for other reasons, too,
such as their wages and job openings.
Whether you work for a corporation, a nonprofit organization, or for
the government, chances are you’ve considered getting — or have
already obtained — a Masters of Business Administration degree, an MBA.
Why? Because if you want to get ahead in your organization — or just to do
a better job of managing or leading — obtaining an MBA is the best ticket in
town. Studies show that MBA graduates — particularly those from the top
business schools — are offered significantly higher starting salaries than their
counterparts who don’t have MBAs.
Micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) make important contributions to economic and
social development. In all economies they constitute the vast majority of business establishments, are
usually responsible for the majority of jobs created and account for one third to two thirds of the turnover
of the private sector. In many countries they have been the major engine of growth in employment and output
over the last two decades. In developing countries they are seen as a major ‘self-help’ instrument for
Planning and managing the implementation of policy requires additional skills and experience beyond the
subject matter of the policy area concerned (e.g. social inclusion). It requires leadership and management
expertise in such things as best practice program and project management methods, resource planning
(financial and non-financial) and risk management.
Obtaining such skills involves a combination of formal learning, coaching and on the job experience. The APS
Policy Implementation Network, agency Centres of Excellence and APS Custodians of Best Practice (e.g.