A Roadmap for Leadership and Cultural Transformation Throughout today's rapidly changing business world, top CEOs face two primary challenges: solving the leadership gap and creating a sustainable corporate culture. International leadership coach John Mattone and CEO magazine editor-in-chief Nick Vaidya unlock the keys to leadership development and cultural transformation through intimate interviews with fourteen CEOs from top organizations, including: Deloitte, Graybar, The North Face, HP Financial, Ovations Brands, Virtusa, and Bigcommerce. Culture was long thought to be merely a 'soft' resource in the corporate equation. However, more and more business leaders are beginning to recognize the necessity of culture when it comes to creating and sustaining long-term growth and change. What is the key to creating a strong business culture? Leadership. The best cultures start with CEOs who set the tone for the rest of the company, guiding others through the often difficult process of corporate transformation. You'll gain valuable insights, through experiences from the finest business minds, on how to introduce and sustain cultural change in your organization. Learn how successful CEOs came to realize their leadership potential Discover the key attributes that increase a leader's effectiveness Uncover your own leadership strengths and development needs Handle the primary obstacles to cultural transformation Address outdated mindsets and resistance to organizational change Mattone and Vaidya also draw upon their own extensive coaching and consulting experiences to provide a powerful and proven 6-Step Process for designing and implementing effective cultural transformations. This process enhances the other valuable tools in this comprehensive guide, so you can start building a positive organizational culture right away.
Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, how Mozart is different still, and why not all "classical" music is actually Classical if it's really Baroque or Romantic. You'll be introduced to the composers and their work, and discover the groundbreaking pieces that shake the world every time they're played. Begin building your classical music library with the essential recordings that define orchestral, choral, and operatic beauty as you get acquainted with the orchestras and musicians that bring the composers to life. Whether you want to play classical music or just learn more about it, Classical Music For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know to get the most out of this increasingly popular genre. Distinguish flute from piccolo, violin from viola, and trumpet from trombone Learn the difference between overtures, requiems, arias, and masses Explore the composers that shaped music as we know it Discover the recordings your music library cannot be without Classical music has begun sneaking into the mainstream – if your interest has been piqued, there's never been a better time to develop an appreciation for this incredibly rich, complex, and varied body of work. Classical Music For Dummies lays the groundwork, and demonstrates just how amazing classical music can be.
The presented work gives an outlook on world view matters of general significance, offers methods to solve a variety of problems that the modern society is faced with. The comprehensive system of knowledge, used by the author, originated in the deep subsoil of the Russian culture, that absorbed ancient knowledge and experience of the many nations and people that took part in its development.
The Enlightenment is still under fruitful inquiry for researchers in the humanities all over the world, who seek to provide an answer to the famous question “What is Enlightenment?” The book takes its cue from literary, historical, social, cultural, axiological, anthropological, and semiotic approaches, which support the interdisciplinary examination of the cultural identity of Enlightenment England. It offers valuable insights into Enlightenment English culture by means of the interplay of three key-terms: cultural type, cultural space, and narratives. The book explores cultural identity by interrogating representations of space and human agency in some Enlightenment cultural productions (novels and the periodical press). Its originality is conveyed by the effort to circumscribe the cultural identity of Enlightenment England by means of wo/man's relationship with, and positioning within, the complex network of social organization, cultural production, spatiotemporal frames, or discursive practices. The examination is particularly useful to professionals in the fields of literature, culture and anthropology, or to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.