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The Performance Consultant's Fieldbook: Tools and Techniques for Improving Organizations and People

The Performance Consultant's Fieldbook: Tools and Techniques for Improving Organizations and People
Pfeiffer | ISBN: 0787985341 | 2006-11-10 | PDF | 300 pages | 1 Mb

The Performance Consultant’s Fieldbook will help trainers, training managers, and internal and external consultants working in partnership with clients to identify barriers to performance, explore a suite of solutions, and work collaboratively to get new procedures, technology, behaviors, and ideas adopted. Step-by-step, the book details the techniques you need to conduct performance interventions and offers a customizable collection of worksheets, flowcharts, planning guides, and job aids. It provides practical guidance and proven tools to help analyze an organizational environment, diagnose performance problems, identify barriers to performance, select appropriate interventions, and measure intervention success.
Robert W. Day, "Foundation Engineering Handbook: Design and Construction with the 2006 International Building Code"

Robert W. Day, "Foundation Engineering Handbook: Design and Construction with the 2006 International Building Code"
McGraw-Hill Professional (2005-11-21) | ISBN: 0071447695 | 930 pages | PDF | 13 Mb

This practical resource focuses on foundation engineering, emphasizing the geotechnical aspects and the use of the International Building Code(R).
The Consultant's Toolkit: High-Impact Questionnaires, Activities and How-to Guides for Diagnosing and Solving Client Problems

The Consultant's Toolkit: High-Impact Questionnaires, Activities and How-to Guides for Diagnosing and Solving Client Problems by Mel Silberman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (September 19, 2000) | ISBN-10: 0071362614 | PDF | 1 Mb | 354 pages

Written and field-tested by practicing consultants, The Consultant's Tool Kit will save consultants both time and money-as it makes their work with clients much more effective. Each tool or activity is designed to solve a common consulting problem. Reproducible worksheets, exercises, and questionnaires are easily downloaded from the web and customized by consultants to fit the exact needs of each client and help them effectively implement the solutions.

Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at July 27, 2010
Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual

Steven M. Bragg , " Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual: A Blueprint for Running an Effective and Efficient Department"
Wiley; 5 edition (September 17, 2007) | ISBN:0470146621 | 544 pages | PDF | 7,4 Mb

Now in a fifth edition, Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual: A Blueprint for Running an Effective and Efficient Department is a how-to guide on creating an effective and efficient accounting department policies and procedures manual.

Alberto Belussi, "Spatial Data on the Web: Modeling and Management"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at July 27, 2010
Alberto Belussi, "Spatial Data on the Web: Modeling and Management"

Alberto Belussi, "Spatial Data on the Web: Modeling and Management"
Springer; 1 edition (September 10, 2007) | ISBN: 3540698779 | 314 pages | PDF | 7 Mb

Spatial data is essential in a wide range of application domains today. While geographical applications remain the key target area, spatial properties are required in other contexts such as computer-aided design, robotics and image processing. Associated with these is the constantly growing number of distributed processing architectures, based on, for example, grid systems, sensor data networks, and personalized smart devices.
Spatial Data on the Web links these two research streams, focusing on the modeling and management of spatial data in distributed systems. Belussi and his coeditors have structured the contributions from internationally renowned researchers into four parts. Part I presents models for representing semistructured, multiresolution and multiscale data; Part II deals with the integration of spatial data sources; Part III describes approaches to spatial data protection; and, finally, Part IV reports innovative applications for mobile devices. The book offers researchers in academia and industry an excellent overview of the state of the art in modeling and management of spatial data in distributed environments, while it may also be the basis of specialized courses on Web-based geographical information systems.
Hoyt Barber, "Tax Havens Today The Benefits and Pitfalls of Banking and Investing Offshore"

Hoyt Barber, "Tax Havens Today The Benefits and Pitfalls of Banking and Investing Offshore"
Wiley; 1 edition | 2006-12-05 | ISBN:047005123X | 336 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, Tax Havens Today arms you with the knowledge, strategies, and contacts needed to avoid expensive mistakes and make the most of your offshore endeavors. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this timely resource will bring you completely up to speed on a variety of issues that anyone aspiring to go offshore must be familiar with.
I. R. Toshchakov, "Beat the Odds in Forex Trading How to Identify and Profit from High Percentage Market Patterns"

I. R. Toshchakov, "Beat the Odds in Forex Trading How to Identify and Profit from High Percentage Market Patterns"
Wiley | 2006-07-28 | ISBN:0471933317 | 224 pages | PDF | 6,5 MB

"Beat the Odds in Forex Trading provides traders with tremendous value by disseminating the trading methods and philosophy of one of the most remarkable Forex success stories since Soros."
-Alexander De Khtyar, President, Forex International Investments, Inc.
Add certainty and systematization into Forex trading with this practical approach. Author and industry professional Igor Toshchakov shows how recurring market patterns - which can be recognized on a simple bar chart–can be successfully used to trade the Forex market. Written for traders at every level, this valuable resource discusses the challenges of developing a trading method, while revealing the Toshchakov's approach to the market - both from a philosophical and tactical point of view. You'll discover specific trading strategies based on recognizable market patterns, get detailed information on entry and exit points, profit targets, stop losses, risk evaluation, and much more.

Ace Your Case II: Fifteen More Consulting Cases  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at July 26, 2010
Ace Your Case II: Fifteen More Consulting Cases

Ace Your Case II: Fifteen More Consulting Cases (WetFeet Insider Guide) by WetFeet
Publisher: WetFeet, Inc. | Number Of Pages: 126 | Publication Date: 2005-01-15 | ISBN: 1582074720 | PDF | 1 Mb

Consulting recruiters use the case interview as a primary means of evaluating interviewees. This follow up to WetFeet'ss popular Ace Your Case guide provides 15 more case questions to help consulting hopefuls sharpen their case-cracking skills.

The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy: Classic Concepts and New Perspectives  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at July 26, 2010
The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy: Classic Concepts and New Perspectives

The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy: Classic Concepts and New Perspectives
Publisher:Wiley (2006-04-28) | ISBN-10: 0471757225 | PDF | 8 Mb | 413 pages

For more than forty years, The Boston Consulting Group has been shaping strategic thinking in business.

Serious Performance Consulting According to Rummler by Geary A. Rummler (Author)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at July 26, 2010
Serious Performance Consulting According to Rummler by Geary A. Rummler (Author)

Serious Performance Consulting According to Rummler by Geary A. Rummler (Author)
Publisher: International Society for Performance Improvement (February 1, 2001) | ISBN-10: 1890289167 | CHM | 9,7 Mb | 200 pages
Geary Rummler has been giving wise advice on how companies can improve business processes and human performance for the last 35 years. Many believe that Rummler's work at Motorola in the early Eighties stimulated the development of the Six Sigma movement. In 1990 he co-authored Improving Performance, which is still the best introduction to business process improvement, and is still popular. Serious Performance Consulting: According to Rummler, is a collection of Rummler's writing over the course of the past decade. Much of this material is focused on the analyis of organization performance problems and on the management and measurement of business processes. There are also discussions of the problems consultants face when they try to improve organizational effectiveness. Hammer is a great motivational speaker, but managers who really want to know how to make change happen, turn to Rummler. This book shows you how the ultimate performance guru really approaches and solves problems. If you are involved in Six Sigma or BPM, you have to read this book.