Seeing the Forest for the Trees

A Manager's Guide to Applying Systems Thinking

Author: Dennis Sherwood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Systems thinking can help you tame the complexity of real-world problems by providing a structured way of balancing a broad, overall view with the selection of the right level of detail, truly allowing you to "see the forest for the trees". Only by taking a broad view can we avoid the twin dangers of a silo mentality-in which a fix 'here' simply shifts the problem to 'there', and organisational myopia-in which a fix 'now' gives rise to a much bigger problem to fix 'then'. Seeing the Forest for the Trees will give you all the tools and techniques you need, with many practical examples as diverse as managing a busy back office, negotiating an outsourcing deal and formulating business strategy.

Das geheime Leben der Bäume

Was sie fühlen, wie sie kommunizieren - die Entdeckung einer verborgenen Welt

Author: Peter Wohlleben

Publisher: Ludwig

ISBN: 3641114004

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 3229


Ein neuer Blick auf alte Freunde Erstaunliche Dinge geschehen im Wald: Bäume, die miteinander kommunizieren. Bäume, die ihren Nachwuchs, aber auch alte und kranke Nachbarn liebevoll umsorgen und pflegen. Bäume, die Empfindungen haben, Gefühle, ein Gedächtnis. Unglaublich? Aber wahr! – Der Förster Peter Wohlleben erzählt faszinierende Geschichten über die ungeahnten und höchst erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten der Bäume. Dazu zieht er die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse ebenso heran wie seine eigenen unmittelbaren Erfahrungen mit dem Wald und schafft so eine aufregend neue Begegnung für die Leser: Wir schließen Bekanntschaft mit einem Lebewesen, das uns vertraut schien, uns aber hier erstmals in seiner ganzen Lebendigkeit vor Augen tritt. Und wir betreten eine völlig neue Welt ...

Seeing the forest among the trees

the case for wholistic forest use

Author: Herb Hammond

Publisher: Polestar Book Publishers


Category: Nature

Page: 309

View: 9159


Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated, this is the definitive forest ecology handbook.

Seeing the Forest and the Trees

Human-environment Interactions in Forest Ecosystems

Author: Emilio F. Moran,Elinor Ostrom

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262633124

Category: Nature

Page: 442

View: 2160


'Seeing the Forest and the Trees' examines changes in land cover & land use in forested regions as major contributors to global environmental change.

Seeing Colorado's Forests for the Trees

Author: John Fielder,Steve Smith

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781565794917

Category: Forest ecology

Page: 84

View: 8244


This book includes 66 color photographs of grand sylvan landscapes, lone trees, and forest details such as fallen leaves or the eye-shaped patterns on Aspen boles.

The Network Challenge (Chapter 19)

Missing the Forest for the Trees: Network-Based HR Strategies

Author: Valery Yakubovich,Ryan Burg

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0137015496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 22

View: 3372


Although any manager would recognize the importance of “networking” in finding, developing, and retaining employees, human resource management traditionally has focused on individuals. In this chapter, the authors point out that core HR processes such as recruitment and hiring, training and development, performance management, and retention all depend on networks. They consider the importance of weak ties in matching employees with jobs and “structural holes” in promoting creativity. They urge managers to make the shift from an atomized view to a network view of human resources--from focusing on the “trees” to understanding the “forest.” They show that networks can boost efficiency and productivity by facilitating information sharing, attracting talent, and strengthening employees’ commitment to the firm. But networks may also pose risks such as “lift-outs,” in which a departing employee takes other workers in his or her network. The authors explore how managers need to understand the impact of networks and how to “manage” them.

The Road to the Great Cosmic Mother

The Soulful Stories and Memoirs of a Goddess

Author: Avivah Moreland-El

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595460712

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 116

View: 3187


This book is about situations we all have had, or will go through literally in life that will either transform our minds or allow us the opportunity to have other situations that will. The need to know yourself and your purpose for being here is the key point of the journey. The book shares that in life we all have stories, adventures, even tragedies that we feel are real. We have them but we are not them. The chapters describe the high roads and the low roads of love, sex, relationships, talents, servitude and gratitude. Ultimately the book pronounces the importance of the male and female balance. It reintroduces the significance of The Woman, The Mother, The Female and her presence in the world. She is the focal point of this book. Due to the patriarchal dominance for so long, this book is written to cause thoughts of what the world would be like when the balance of both male and female energy is in total harmony without, dominance, control and power for the gratification of the false ego verses the higher sense of being.

The Heart of Things

A Midwestern Almanac

Author: John Hildebrand

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 0870206737

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

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“I’ve never believed that living in one place means being one thing all the time, condemned like Minnie Pearl to wear the same hat for every performance. Life is more complicated than that.” In this remarkable book of days, John Hildebrand charts the overlapping rings—home, town, countryside—of life in the Midwest. Like E. B. White, Hildebrand locates the humor and drama in ordinary life: church suppers, Friday night football, outdoor weddings, garden compost, family reunions, roadside memorials, camouflage clothing. In these wry, sharply observed essays, the Midwest isn’t The Land Time Forgot but a more complicated (and vastly more interesting) place where the good life awaits once we figure exactly out what it means. From his home range in northwestern Wisconsin, Hildebrand attempts to do just that by boiling down a calendar year to its rich marrow of weather, animals, family, home—in other words, all the things that matter.

Emotional Stimulus Package

Author: Andrea C. Skelly,The Lemonade Network,Catherine Lidster,Danny Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 160844239X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 5762


Emotional Stimulus Package: Your Guide to Re-creating the American Dream is a self-improvement book for the millions of Americans whose lives have been shattered by the economic crisis. The book guides the reader through seven stages of grief as they relate to the emotional impact brought on by significant life changes. It is not an academic book but rather a reflective journey about choice and change. From real stories and pertinent questions, readers will be able to identify their current stage of grief, understand how to move through the grieving process, pick up their lives again and rediscover their core values with renewed optimism. "The only way out is through...and that applies to any kind of heartbreak. Emotional Stimulus Package provides a fresh perspective using the stages of grief as an insightful way to examine the American Dream." Aurora Winter, Founder, Grief Coach Academy, author From Heartbreak to Happiness The Lemonade Network was founded in 2009 by six women who had the desire to make a difference by helping other people work through their challenges and live the life of their dreams. When defining their mission and brainstorming a company name, the well-known Dale Carnegie phrase of "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade" kept surfacing. It seemed natural their name should be The Lemonade Network. It is from this perspective the authors offer their experience and guidance. In addition to their own experiences they share their professional expertise as health and life coaches. The primary focus of The Lemonade Network is the writing and promoting of educational materials, interactive forums and wellness products. Learn more at

In the Beat of a Heart

Life, Energy, and the Unity of Nature

Author: John Whitfield

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309096812

Category: Science

Page: 278

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For centuries, scientists have dreamt of discovering an underlying unity to nature. Science now offers powerful explanations for both the dazzling diversity and striking similarities seen in the living world. Life is complicated. It is truly the “entangled bank†that Charles Darwin described. But scientists are now discovering that energy is the unifying force that joins all life on Earth. Visionary biologists have advanced a new theory that explains how the natural worldâ€"from the tiniest amoeba to the greatest rain forestâ€"is constructed, providing a fresh perspective on the essential interconnectivity of living systems. This revolutionary theory explains a variety of phenomenaâ€"helping us understand why a shrew eats its bodyweight in food each day, why a mammal’s heart beats about 1 billion times in its lifetime, why there are no trees as tall as the Eiffel Tower, and why more species live at the Earth’s equator than at its poles. By looking at how living things use energy, we can answer these and myriad other intriguing questions. In the Beat of a Heart combines biography, history, science and nature writing to capture the exciting advancesâ€" and the people who are making themâ€"that are triggering a revolution as potentially important to biology as Newton’s insights were to physics.

The Worth of the University

Author: Richard C. Levin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030019725X

Category: Education

Page: 282

View: 7628


A selection of speeches and essays from the author's second decade as president of Yale University.

Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation

Author: Steven Anson,Steve Bunting,Ryan Johnson,Scott Pearson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118236084

Category: Computers

Page: 696

View: 9954


An authoritative guide to investigating high-technologycrimes Internet crime is seemingly ever on the rise, making the needfor a comprehensive resource on how to investigate these crimeseven more dire. This professional-level book--aimed at lawenforcement personnel, prosecutors, and corporateinvestigators--provides you with the training you need in order toacquire the sophisticated skills and software solutions to stay onestep ahead of computer criminals. Specifies the techniques needed to investigate, analyze, anddocument a criminal act on a Windows computer or network Places a special emphasis on how to thoroughly investigatecriminal activity and now just perform the initial response Walks you through ways to present technically complicatedmaterial in simple terms that will hold up in court Features content fully updated for Windows Server 2008 R2 andWindows 7 Covers the emerging field of Windows Mobile forensics Also included is a classroom support package to ensure academicadoption, Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation,2nd Edition offers help for investigating high-technologycrimes.

The Passionate Mom

Dare to Parent in Today's World

Author: Susan Merrill

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1595555099

Category: Religion

Page: 235

View: 2879


It is a different world and we need a different kind of mom that is ready to take on that world. What exactly is the job descriptionof a mom? How can the job be accomplishedin a culture of entitled privilege and uncensored technology? Who is doing it right? Every mother desires to do her job well.But how? Passion.The plan begins with the one thing every mother possesses-passion. In the heart of every mother is the passionate desire to protect and provide her child with a promising future.We must capture that passion and build on it.To do so she must perceptively study our children, ponder what we perceive, pray believing there is hope, prepare for opportunities, plan patiently, overcome persecution, and persevere at all times.These are the building bricks for parenting with passion. Dare. There was someone who so passionately loved his people that he boldly dared to build a wall to protect them and to provide a future for them.Theprophet Nehemiahsaved their lives, and his story has purpose for our lives. Moms must dare to do the same for their children. Save their lives by following his lead and his passionate plan. It is pertinent to build a plan that will save this generation of children. To do so, that requires deep prayer, discipline to prepare, great patience and perseverance for a lifetime.


You Can't See the Forest for the Trees

Author: Rod L. Van Dertuin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059540443X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 308

View: 666


About the Book Amusing, entertaining, thought provoking, and often touching stories of one family's rather unusual life that pushes the belief that there really are miracles that form our lives, and that things do happen for a reason. Miracles and how they form our lives. That is what is questioned, and what is ultimately presented to you to answer for yourself. The evidence for this argument is the foundation for this family of 15. From the roots of being "childhood sweethearts", to a family tree that includes three biological and ten adopted children (all of various ethnic backgrounds), you follow the unmistakable trails of what can only be described as miracles. Life is not always easy, as struggles and disappointments are often faced, but they are done so with a gathered knowledge that miracles happen everyday, and are more often than not, done so without fanfare or announcement. The author really tells many stories within a story, making you wonder if we are really are alone. The book is written in a comfortable "bluejeans" point of view, and can be read from many different perspectives. All the stories are ultimately threaded together with the belief that everything happens for a reason.

When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a Writer

Author: Cynthia MacGregor

Publisher: Lobster Press

ISBN: 9781894222426

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 83

View: 1082


A guide to writing for kids, from journalism to fiction writing, and the different career paths writing can take.

The Bush

A Guide to the Vegetated Landscapes of Australia

Author: Ian G. Read,Scott Mann

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868402383

Category: Botany

Page: 184

View: 3913


An account of classical psychoanalytical Freudian theories of the unconscious and psychosexual development, including the later contributions of Melanie Klein and Alice Miller. A topical chapter is given to child assault, ideology and group psychology. Part III applies Freudian theories in discussions about the historical understanding of social structures, the oppression of women, the teaching of Jesus, and modes of organisation and production among classical Greeks and the Iroquois. The author lectures in philosophy and social theory at the University of New South Wales.

Population Genetics of Forest Trees

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Population Genetics of Forest Trees Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A., July 31-August 2,1990

Author: W.T. Adams,Steven H. Strauss,Donald L. Copes,A.R. Griffin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792318576

Category: Science

Page: 423

View: 965


Tropical climates, which occur between 23°30'N and S latitude (Jacob 1988), encompass a wide variety of plant communities (Hartshorn 1983, 1988), many of which are diverse in their woody floras. Within this geographic region, temperature and the amount and seasonality of rainfall define habitat types (UNESCO 1978). The F AO has estimated that there 1 are about 19 million km of potentially forested area in the global tropics, of which 58% were estimated to still be in closed forest in the mid-1970s (Sommers 1976; UNESCO 1978). Of this potentially forested region, 42% is categorized as dry forest lifezone, 33% is tropical moist forest, and 25% is wet or rain forest (Lugo 1988). The species diversity of these tropical habitats is very high. Raven (1976, in Mooney 1988) estimated that 65% of the 250,000 or more plant species of the earth are found in tropical regions. Of this floristic assemblage, a large fraction are woody species. In the well-collected tropical moist forest of Barro Colorado Island, Panama, 39. 7% (481 of 1212 species) of the native phanerogams are woody, arborescent species (Croat 1978). Another 21. 9% are woody vines and lianas. Southeast Asian Dipterocarp forests may contain 120-200 species of trees per hectare (Whitmore 1984), and recent surveys in upper Amazonia re corded from 89 to 283 woody species ~ 10 cm dbh per hectare (Gentry 1988). Tropical communities thus represent a global woody flora of significant scope.