Margaret Heffernan

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Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan je podnikateľka, výkonná riaditeľka a autorka. Narodila sa v Texase, vyrastala v Holandsku a vzdelávala sa na Cambridge. Pracovala pre BBC, produkovala televízne a rozhlasové programy. Vytvárala interaktívne multimediálne diela s Petrom Lynchom, Tomom Petersom, Standard & Poor´s a The Learning Company.

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A Bigger Prize : When No One Wins Unless Everyone Wins


The Olympics. X-Factor. The Rich List. The Nobel Prize.Everywhere you look: competition - for fame, money, attention, status. Being top seems to be everything - but what is it costing all of us? We depend on competition and expect it to identify the best, make complicated decisions easy and to motivate the lazy and inspire the dreamers. But, as Margaret Heffernan shows in this eye-opening look at competition, competition regularly produces just what we don't want: rising levels of fraud, cheating, stress, inequality and political stalemate. Siblings won't speak to each other. Children burn out at school. Doping proliferates among athletes. Auditors and fund managers go to jail for insider trading. Winners seem to take all while the desire to win consumes all, inciting panic and despair. We now know that competition often doesn't work, that the best do not always rise to the top and the so-called efficiency of competition creates a great deal of waste. So what are our alternatives? What are the skills needed for creative collaboration and how do we hone them? Talking to scientists, musicians, athletes, entrepreneurs and executives, in the follow-up to her bestselling Wilful Blindness, Margaret Heffernan has discovered that, around the world, individuals and organizations are finding creative, cooperative ways to work that don't pit people against each other but support them in their desire to work together. While the rest of the world remains mired in pitiless sniping, racing to the bottom, the future belongs to the people and companies who have learned that they are greater working together than against one another. Some call that soft but it's harder than anything they've done before. They are the real winners, sharing a bigger prize.
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10,40 € 10,95 €

Malá zmena, veľký účinok (TED)


Jedinečný manifest pre riaditeľov i zamestnancov: vplyvná a uznávaná biznismenka Margaret Heffernan prichádza s tipmi, ako vytvoriť ideálne pracovné prostredie pomocou malých zmien. V dnešnom svete sa zdá, že všetci potrebujeme veľké činy - viac pracovať, viac zarábať a byť šťastnejší. Ale prečo je dosiahnuť spokojnosť a produktivitu také ťažké? Margaret Heffernan sa obzerá na desaťročia strávené vo vysokom biznise a prichádza k neočakávanému záveru: malé zmeny majú najväčší vplyv. Autorka argumentuje faktami z prostredia najvýznamnejších celosvetových firiem. Ako sa zmenila CIA vďaka jednej jedinej otázke? Ako mohla jedna firma zvýšiť zisk o 15 miliónov dolárov zavedením kávovej pauzy? Ako môže jednodňový hackathon zmeniť kultúru spoločnosti? S ironickým humorom a množstvom vedomostí z praxe Heffernan neustále zdôrazňuje, že malé zmeny majú najväčší a trvalý vplyv.
U dodávateľa
10,36 € 10,90 €

Mérhetetlenül


"A munka világa tele van számokkal, de olykor épp azzal nem számolunk, ami igazán fontos. A tényszerű adatok megnyugtatóan hatnak, ám a látványos sikerek vagy bukások láttán a vezérigazgatótól a portásig mindenki egy dolgot emleget: a kultúrát. A szervezeti kultúra a titkos összetevő, amitől minden más lesz, de senki sem tudja, micsoda is valójában. Valóban nő a termelékenység és a dolgozói elégedettség, ha tilos az íróasztalnál kávézni? Miért kell vezetőként hatalmat adnunk munkatársaink kezébe? Tényleg hatékonyabb a munkavégzés, ha rövidebb a munkaidő? Miért nélkülözhetetlen a konfliktus a kreatív gondolkodáshoz? Margaret Heffernan az üzleti életben szerzett tapasztalataiból merítve bebizonyítja, hogy gyakran az apró tettek vezetnek nagy eredményekhez. Érdekes történetei és meglepő statisztikái hozzásegítenek az erős szervezeti kultúra kialakításához.
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7,47 € 7,86 €

Beyond Measure - The Big Impact of Small Changes


A powerful manifesto for CEOs and employees alike, this book reveals how organizations can make huge changes with surprisingly small steps. In an age of 'radical' shifts and 'disruption', business leader Margaret Heffernan lays the groundwork for a new kind of thinking, arguing that organizations can create seismic shifts by making deceptively small changes such as using every mind on the team, celebrating mistakes and encouraging time off from work. A popular TED speaker, Heffernan is a wise and witty storyteller who fully engages her reader at every turn. Filled with incredible anecdotes and startling statistics, she takes us on a fascinating tour across the globe, highlighting disparate business and revealing how they've managed to change themselves in big ways through incremental shifts. How did the CIA revolutionize their intelligence gathering with one simple question? How did one organization increase their revenue by 15 million by instituting a short coffee break? How can a day-long hackathon change the culture of a company? Heffernan investigates all these scenarios and comes to the same conclusion: big improvements can come from simply making small changes.
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11,35 € 11,95 €