Описание: This book offers a high-performance board model based on solid research and real-world experience. It provides a blueprint for turning boards into high-performance teams, examining the issues that have the greatest effect on a board's success: building a team, assessing strengths and weaknesses, determining roles and processes, accessing essential information, changing corporate culture, mapping strategies, CEO performance and succession, and more. The book is based on Mercer Delta's work with major global clients as well as on solid academic research. David A. Nadler (New York, NY) is Chairman and CEO of Mercer Delta, a global management consulting firm specializing in organizational change. Beverly A. Behan (New York, NY) is a partner in Mercer Delta's corporate governance practice. Mark B. Nadler (New York, NY) is a partner at Mercer Delta and oversees the firm's editorial activities.
Описание: Middle Egyptian introduces the reader to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts. It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary. It also includes a series of twenty-five essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion and literature. The combination of grammar lessons and cultural essays allows users to not only read hieroglyphic texts but also to understand them, providing readers with the foundation to understand texts on monuments and to read great works of ancient Egyptian literature in the original text. This second edition contains revised exercises and essays, providing an up to date account of current research and discoveries. New illustrations enhance discussions and examples. These additions combine with the previous edition to create a complete grammatical description of the classical language of ancient Egypt for specialists in linguistics and other fields.
Описание: The purpose of the present volume is to bridge the gap between risk sciences and decision support tools, in view of a better performance in governance. In particular, the main objectives are: to define the knowledge management methods and tools applicable in risk governance; to bring experience from the application of methods and tools available in various disciplines to other fields of risk governance; to determine the present and future needs for knowledge management tools in risk governance; and to promote the development and dissemination of such tools in a problem-solving context and for educational purposes. This collection of papers addresses questions, and provides tentative answers to issues such as: 'do adequate tools for risk governance exist'; 'are they available to decision-makers'; 'what are the needs of the various stakeholders (i.e. planners, regulators, industry, public) for an effective risk management'; 'what new tools have to be developed in order to cover these needs', and 'what features should they have'. The range of applications and associated decision support tools to address aspects of integrated risk and vulnerability management by use of decision support systems cover numerous disciplines and fields of application including process industry, transportation, natural disasters, emerging risks, critical infrastructures, insurance, and national security related aspects.
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