Illustrates the kinds of relationships and experiences that propel today's young people to work for the betterment of society.
Author: Marilyn Price-Mitchell
For democracy to thrive, we must inspire and empower young citizens. Through research and stories of civically-engaged American youth, Tomorrow's Change Makers reveals the relationships, experiences, and challenges that propel today's young people to play important roles in their communities and across the globe.
People tend to react to change in one of three general ways: as change makers,
change breakers, or change takers. ... (Remember this point: today's change
maker can become tomorrow's change breaker or change taker.) The only way to
Author: Robert L. Gordon DM
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Successfully Launch and Operate a Virtual Project Management Office New technology and global businesses and organizations are making virtual project management offices (VPMOs) more important and more prevalent than ever. Successfully operating a VPMO requires project managers to employ additional skills and address different challenges from those necessary to operate a traditional PMO. For example, the virtual project manager must have effective soft skills to build trust among a dispersed team and to select the best forms of communication. He or she must also ensure compliance with the unique policies, procedures, and laws relevant to maintaining a VPMO. This book offers best practices for successful virtual projects and the most effective ways to create and implement a PMO in a virtual environment. It's a valuable resource for companies considering a VPMO and those already operating one. You'll find: - Proven implementation plans - Guidance for building a business case - Laws and ethics governing VPMOs - Tips and advice from experts Plus! Dozens of practical tools to use in launching a VPMO or improving an existing project management office.
Further reading and references Hillman, Os (2011): Change agent: Engaging
your passion to be the one who makes a difference. Charisma House, Lake Mary.
Price-Mitchell, Marilyn (2015): Tomorrow's change makers: Reclaiming the power
Author: Katrin Muff
This groundbreaking and timely book provides change makers, organizations and facilitators with practical tools to initiate and conduct multi-stakeholder co-creation processes. Such processes are of critical importance in times of rapid change, where mega trends and grand challenges influence the market dynamics of business in entirely new ways. The book provides a concrete pathway for business to become future-ready by building capacity to work outside its traditional boundaries. The book unfolds the shift of multi-stakeholder teams from a state of competition to a state of collaboration, addressing the inner and outer dimensions of such a change. The five superpowers identified in the book are: (1) the genuine engagement of individuals, (2) collective solutions of groups, (3) transformative spaces created by facilitators, (4) the building blocks of co-creation, and (5) an effective strategy process for organizations. The book explores the challenges to achieve each of these superpowers. It also shares the stories of "heroes of transformation" and explores what have been the reasons for their success. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the grand challenges, the future of work...call it what you want, the future is here and organizations, change makers and facilitators need nothing less than these superpowers to collaborate with other players to solve these wicked problems.
Institutions must recognize the importance of building and molding tomorrow's
change agents, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders through experiential learning
opportunities. Success in experiential learning activities can boost key relational
Author: Byrd, Leslie Simone
Publisher: IGI Global
The role of the journalist has been significantly altered and is far beyond that of being just a “reporter” of news in modern times. Social entrepreneurship is rooted in a venture that seeks to create revenue while being anchored in providing social value to the communities the enterprise serves. Combining these creates the concept of a social newspreneur, which takes elements of the old business model and creates new opportunities. In this way, media can be reformed by everyday people who have a vision for restoring trust and facilitating alternative activities to inspire civic engagement in new and unique ways. As such, journalism program administrators have realized that the time has come to alter and provide innovative educational opportunities that prepare students for careers outside of traditional employment. Entrepreneurship education across the disciplines is quickly becoming the status quo on today's college campuses. However, in making these curricular changes, faculty must engage in significant assessment of these new approaches to ensure that students are obtaining a return on their investment in the college education and degree that they seek. Cultivating Entrepreneurial Changemakers Through Digital Media Education is a crucial reference book that cultivates timely and relevant practices in the development of improved teaching methods, assessments, information delivery, and technological tools that are used to facilitate and support the social entrepreneurship and digital journalism education space. It explores the role of media innovation and how the landscape is ripe for the influx of social entrepreneurs, or the rise of the "social newspreneur." The chapters cover areas such as methods used in journalism programs, social entrepreneurship in course design, educational technologies, student learning outcomes, and how these programs foster civic engagement. This book is a valuable reference tool for university faculty, university administrators, news organization leaders, journalists, reporters, broadcasting agencies, professors, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students.
Raising Girls to Be Tomorrow's Leaders Cristal Glangchai. If young women look
at the ... No wonder so many girls quietly give up on the dream of being among
the future innovators and change makers of tomorrow. I want to change this, and I
Author: Cristal Glangchai
From an engineer and entrepreneur, a conversation-changing parenting book about how to engage young women in science, technology, engineering, and math, filled with practical advice for both parents and educators. As the female CEO of a tech startup, Dr. Cristal Glangchai was outnumbered twenty to one. At Google, Twitter, and Facebook, women currently fill just ten to twenty percent of technical jobs. While career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math have increased dramatically in the past twenty years, the achievement gap between men and women has only grown wider. In VentureGirls, Glangchai offers a unique solution based on her own experience as an engineer and entrepreneur as well as the founder of the VentureLab, an academy of entrepreneurship and technology for girls. Practical, accessible, and filled with success stories, VentureGirls argues that a key part of raising strong, confident young women is giving them the tools of entrepreneurship to engage in STEM. Entrepreneurship isn’t just about starting companies, Glangchai writes, it is a skillset and a way of thinking that is particularly useful in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Entrepreneurship involves identifying needs, brainstorming creative solutions, innovating, and taking calculated risks. In short, it’s about having a vision and making it a reality. The true value in learning and practicing entrepreneurship, Glangchai argues, lies in nurturing and growing an overall mindset—the ability to learn from failure and to work well with others to bring your ideas to life. Deeply informative, warm, and grounded in real-world experience, VentureGirls includes a plethora of activities and lessons that focus on strengthening kids’ ingenuity and resilience. VentureGirls is essential reading for anyone who wants to raise girls and young women who realize their strength, engage in the world, and feel empowered to make a positive impact.
In other words, today's champion and market leader may not be tomorrow's. Third
, regulatory changes and regulatory voids are more of an opportunity than a
problem—as long as they are captured quickly. For instance, Alipay, Alibaba's
Author: Mark J. Greeven
Publisher: MIT Press
An insider's view of China's under-the-radar, globally competitive innovators. Chinese innovators are making their mark globally. Not only do such giants as Alibaba and Huawei continue to thrive and grow through innovation, thousands of younger Chinese entrepreneurs are poised to enter the global marketplace. In this book, Mark Greeven, George Yip, and Wei Wei offer an insider's view of China's under-the-radar, globally competitive innovators. The authors, all experts on Chinese innovation, distinguish four types of innovators in China: pioneers, large companies that are globally known; hidden champions, midsize enterprises that are market leaders in their niches; underdogs, technology-driven ventures with significant intellectual property; and changemakers, newer firms characterized by digital disruption, exponential growth, and cross-industry innovations. They investigate what kinds of innovations these companies develop (product, process, or business model), their competitive strategies, and key drivers of innovation. They identify six typical ways Chinese entrepreneurs innovate, including swarm innovation (collectively pursuing opportunities) and rapid centralized decision making. Finally, they look at how Chinese innovators are going global, whether building R&D networks internationally or exporting disruptive business models. The book includes many examples of Chinese innovators and innovations, drawn from a range of companies—from pioneers to changemakers—including Alibaba, Haier, Hikvision, Malong Technology, Weihua Solar, Mobike, and Cheetah Mobile. Greeven, Yip, and Wei offer an essential guide to what makes China a heavyweight competitor in the global marketplace.
Of all the tomorrow makers I would meet, it would be the tomorrows of Eric
Drexler that would seem the most outrageously ... A unified pressing of different
DNA keys could result in a change in height, a change in appearance, perhaps
even a ...
Author: Grant Fjermedal
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company
Discusses the future of robotics, looks at current research operations, and considers ethical questions concerning computers and robots
The change maker. ... Effective managers cannot be threatened by change, but
rather must embrace change and desire to influence its course.84 In fact,
tomorrow's managers will be the architects of change to the extent that they
Author: Pamela S. Lewis
Publisher: South-Western Pub
Management, 3e provides comprehensive coverage of traditional management theory, focusing on meeting the unique challenges inherent in the dynamic, global environment of business. The applications orientation of this book provides students with an opportunity to apply the material and understand a wide variety of real-world management situations. Focusing on companies that excel in quality, the competencies that allow managers to succeed in the modern business environment are highlighted.
We all have one shot to make a lasting impact. Innovators with the changemaker mindset know how to see that opportunity when it comes and make it matter.
Author: Ilja Grzeskowitz
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Personality is the Key to Professional Success Personal relationships are key to success: In a time when workplaces are becoming more digital and more automated every day, our mindsets and our personal relationships will determine whether we succeed in tomorrow’s markets. We all have one shot to make a lasting impact. Innovators with the changemaker mindset know how to see that opportunity when it comes and make it matter. The human success factor: In the coming years, the human success factor will determine who is among the winners and who is among the losers. All business adventures start with a focus on the self. When you know who you are and develop a deep sense of confidence in yourself, you’ll have the flexibility to roll with the punches. Change comes from within: Whether your goal is to lead a self-determined life, position your company for the future, or be a successful part of a team, external change starts with internal transformation. With The Changemaker Mindset, you’ll master the three Ps of personal development: • Purpose. Reconsider what motivates you and find your non-negotiable core principles. • People. Build a strong inner circle of peers, because nobody wins alone. • Persistence. Develop the confidence to take action, navigate setbacks, and implement change. Readers who liked The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, Leading Change by John Kotter, and The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton Christensen will love this new approach to effective business management from personal development.
It is important to understand how demography is changing and where we are
heading. ... for individuals to understand, the demographic developments are
also vitally important for policy makers in government and decision makers in
Author: Clint Laurent
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How the world's demographic and socio-economic landscape will change over the next two decades Tomorrow's World maps out the world's near future through the lens of demography, dealing with issues of health and wealth; death and taxes; buying and selling; education and progress; and how and where we choose to live. The last century saw the world's population quadruple, the emergence of mega-cities and increased urbanisation, and large changes in fertility, mortality, healthcare, education, and income. The world we live in today was profoundly shaped by those changes. This book looks at what's happening now and how demographic changes will reshape the twenty-first century. It highlights the most significant current demographic realities and explains the implications they'll have for our near future. If you run a business, manage a brand, or just want to know what the future looks like, Tomorrow's World is a must-read. A vitally important look at demographic trends how they will effect labour, education, population, economics, and business in this century Written by the founder and Managing Director of Global Demographics Ltd., a leading demographic agency that consults with companies on market and business planning A must-read book for economists, financial analysts, brand managers, and business leaders If you ever wanted to know what tomorrow's world will look like, you have to start by looking at the world today. This book reveals how the experts expect our socio-economic landscape to evolve, identifying threats and opportunities along the way.
Changing Cities, Economies, and Lives William L. Garrison, Department of Civil
and Environmental Engineering William L ... But even if the planners and policy
makers at the end of the century had not thought the location of LAX was totally ...
Author: William L. Garrison
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Tomorrow's Transportation: Changing Cities, Economies, and Lives offers a broad, engaging look at current and emergent developments in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), and at how improved transportation systems can have a significant impact on lifestyles in the future. It is an excellent guide for transportation department officials and planners, as well as ITS technology professionals working in mobile communications, computer and software engineering, smart sensor technology, and in transportation infrastructures worldwide.
They had good reasons to foster rapid technological change and weapons
obsolescence . Just as automobile makers depended on consumer
dissatisfaction with present vehicles — and avidly cultivated it with " cars of
tomorrow " - defense ...
Author: Joseph J. Corn
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
A look at the ways in which Americans over the last one hundred years have visualized the technology of the future
Today, military decision makers are unsure of who our future enemies will be, as
well as when, where, and under what ... A robust implementation of ICMM can
change our military acquisition capability from one of long cycle times producing
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Owing to the expected nature of combat in 2010, U.S. military forces face a pressing need to transform themselves for rapid response to an unpredictable threat. Rapid advances in commercial technology (particularly in electronics), coupled with the easy access to commercial technology enjoyed by potential adversaries, will compel DOD and defense contractors to excel at integrating commercial technology into defense systems. This integration of commercial and military manufacturing (ICMM) has begun on a small scale. By 2010, it needs to increase substantially if U.S. forces are to retain a technological edge. This report assesses the opportunities for increased ICMM in 2010 and beyond, identifies barriers, and recommends strategies for overcoming them.