The mass media proclaimed the above as the new millennium began. Acad-
emics and professionals have been holding conferences about it for a while
now. Designers themselves have insisted on it all along. But what, exactly,
does that statement mean? A proliferation of hip hotels and award-winning
potato peelers do not an era make.
Cultural diversity is one of the most important topics in the world today. Here
in the United States, we live, work, and play with an increasing number of
people from all cultures, countries, and walks of life. New immigrants alone
make up 10% of the total U.S. population, and that does not include all of the
cultural diversity that has existed in this country for decades. In many other
countries as well—in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania—people of different
countries and cultures come together more today than ever before.
Sometimes a word is worth a thousand words. Or an entire book.
“Ethics” is one of those words, with no shortage of book-length treatments.
The idea for a communication-centered investigation of ethics
and its relationship to professional life arose during the opening session
of George’s ethics class in the spring of 2003. Although the students
weren’t terribly excited by the idea of ethics, they became much
more animated when the discussion shifted to the term “morality.”
In today’s sluggish and uncertain economy, many people are returning
to school to prepare for a new career, one that will support them
now and into the future. The National Center for Education Statistics
(NCES) projects that enrollment will rise by 10 percent for students
under age 25 and 19 percent for students age 25 or older by 2017
(National Center for Education Statistics, 2009). Understanding
your industry and its expectations will facilitate your transition to the
workplace and support you in defining your professional role.
DESIGN DISCOURSE: COMPOSING AND REVISING PROGRAMS IN PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL WRITING addresses the complexities of developing professional and technical writing programs. The essays in the collection offer reflections on efforts to bridge two cultures-what the editors characterize as the "art and science of writing"-often by addressing explicitly the tensions between them. DESIGN DISCOURSE offers insights into the high-stakes decisions made by program designers as they seek to "function at the intersection of the practical and the abstract, the human and the technical." Contribut...
The purpose of this book is to help human resource professionals
and their clients become more savvy consumers of coaching services.
With the wide array of coaching services now available in the
marketplace, HR professionals need information to allow them to
sort through options, ask discerning questions, and understand what
constitutes successful coaching engagements.
There is no doubt that professional and ethical practice is a potent and
dynamic area. Changes in research and practice, legislation, and professional
and ethical guidelines may all mean incremental and paradigm shifts. In
addition, changing professional codes of practice, culture, and personal
belief systems, as well as the demands of clinical governance, lifelong learning
and the likelihood of statutory registration, will also impact upon professional
and ethical practice.
What happens when physicians become ill? How easy or difficult is it for physicians
to relinquish the role of caretaker and to be cared for by others? What is
unique about the psychological makeup of physicians, as well as the culture of
medicine, that facilitates or impedes timely and comprehensive diagnosis and
treatment? When doctors behave badly or out of character at work, what factors
underlie such behavior, and what can be done about it? In assessing and treating
physicians, what strategies are useful to assure accuracy while simultaneously
diminishing morbidity and relieving sufferi...
This passionate partisan piece of doggerel in support of past Everton heroes
chanted en masse in my boyhood primary school playground, has continued to
reverberate in my head down the years. Heroes sometimes achieve immortality
in odd ways!
Dixie Dean and Tommy Lawton were ‘Terrace Heroes’ of my north-western
childhood. Graham Kelly has added to this small but sacred pantheon with his
study of the lives and times of his Topical Times Ten. He places them in their
cultural context, explains their social purpose and explores their common significance.
This makes good sense.
I was asked by Professor Dolan to write a preface for this book on
Managing by Values. His request reached me at a particularly perplexing
moment in my professional life where I am seriously reflecting on the
company that I have been managing for over 40 years with a team of
exceptional colleagues and staff.
Writing this book has been one of the greatest professional
experiences of my life. Several other authors told me how hard it
would be, and they were right. The book has taken much more
time than I thought it would, and the writing has evolved in ways
I did not imagine when I wrote the original outlines. I’ve spent
countless hours reflecting on and processing years of lessons about
leadership, communities, values, and my own leadership journey.
At the same time, high tech professionals often perceive work as a “serious game” (Strannegård & Friberg,
2001), and not drudgery: they involve in playful behaviors at work (Hunter, Jemielniak, & Postuła, 2010).
Software engineers often participate in non-paid, open collaboration production (Lakhani & Von Hippel, 2003).
Modes of collaboration established in virtual and high-tech communities are similarly transforming
workplace relations in the brick-and-mortar organizations (Benkler, 2006).
Day trading can be simple, but don’t make the mistake of thinking
that it’s easy.
I know that there are many websites and late-night infomercials that try
to tell you differently. They make you think that you just have to read a
few pages or attend an online class, and then, magically, you’ll become a
Acknowledging the tremendous changes in the health care system, this book offers a current and fresh perspective on nursing in the 21st century. A departure from the "medical model", its emphasis on client education, shifting delivery of care, and a collaborative approach fosters a practical view of the challenges the student will encounter in the workplace. Core content areas are covered in detail, including pathophysiology, normal and high-risk pregnancy, and women's health across the life-span.
The acceleration of globalization and the growth of emerging economies present signifi
cant opportunities for business expansion. One of the quickest ways to achieve
effective international expansion is by leveraging the web, which allows for the technological
connectivity of global markets and opportunities to compete on a global basis.
To systematically engage and thrive in this networked global economy, professionals
and students need a new skill set – one that can help them develop, manage, assess, and
optimize efforts to successfully launch websites for tapping global markets.