Across the US and the UK, few senior accountants exist in proportion to their white peers, and only a handful ever reach the level of partner in large accounting firms. This problem has been left largely unexamined on both sides of the Atlantic and is overwhelmingly disregarded due to an inherent
assumption of racial neutrality within the field of accountancy. This book unpacks the lived working experience of black accountants in the US and UK to highlight the existence of institutionalized racism.
Using the perspective of Critical Race Theory (CRT), Anton Lewis demonstrates how the black accountant is in fact an outsider, with limited options for professional progress. He offers a qualitative, narrative-focused approach, exploring detailed testimonies of Black British and African American
accountants within a CRT theoretical framework, to highlight how the field of accounting has participated in a historic system of racial and professional inequities. This book invites the reader to critically examine how black people enter and progress in the field and comprehend the processes by
which black accountants understand the impact race has on their professional identities. Looking at the way forward, the author also serves up practical guidelines for black accountants on how to network, and how best to strategize for success across their careers from entry level positions, to
senior professionals seeking partnership.
"Conflict-free" Socio-Economic Systems: Perspectives and Contradictions analyses crisis as a component of the growth and development process of economic systems, and its role within the economic cycle.
The scientific treatment of the role of crisis in the development of economic systems has traditionally been divided into two conceptual approaches. The first conceptual approach views crisis as a possibility to reconsider the trajectory of economic development of both the national systems and the
global economic system overall. However, most scholars, politicians, and experts focus on the second conceptual approach, within which economic crisis is seen as a temporary failure in the work of a system which hinders the process of economic growth and development. This became a precondition for
proclaiming a new course of development of the modern national and global economic system oriented at sustainability.
This book provides a strong theoretical and methodological basis to sustainable development of economic systems, for researchers and scholars in the area of economic theory and sustainable economics. In locating the role of crisis within socio-economic systems, Popkova advocates the concept of a
"conflict-free" system as the landmark of global economic development.
In today’s world, strategic knowledge management is a critical practice for all businesses seeking to protect its assets and produce intelligible and useable information. However, formally implementing a comprehensive knowledge management infrastructure to support an
organization—enabling businesses to create, protect, and collaborate through knowledge—is often easier said than done. How do businesses adapt to the evolving challenges of knowledge management, and what best-practice tips are actually based on common misconceptions?
From social media and collaborative information systems to new technological developments in cognitive computing and artificial intelligence, (Il)logical Knowledge Management dives deep into the sometimes less-than-logical approaches to knowledge management that pervade present practice. It goes
beyond existing understanding of how knowledge is transferred, stored, and shared to address the key challenges organizations face in overseeing their business’ knowledge management efforts. In finding the logical by way of the illogical, Beverly Weed-Schertzer highlights opportunities in both
the public and private sectors to improve the efficacy and extent of knowledge management infrastructure.
101 Learning and Development Tools is your practical guide to all the most up-to-date training techniques, organized around the classic learning and development cycle. Whether you need a quick, ready solution or some guidance on where to go for in-depth information, this is your essential reference
guide. It picks up from where you are in the process of managing learning, and helps you place it in a broader context. Each chapter is a mini guide to each tool with: a description of the tool analysis resources needed cost implications
cross-references to help you identify alternative or related tools for further study or investigation101 Learning and Development Tools is the indispensable, all-in-one-volume reference book for both professionals in the field and students learning about the subject.
20: 20 Project Management is the definitive guide to successful project management in practice, not just in theory. It gives readers exactly what they need to know: how to pull off successful project delivery in the real world - on time, within budget and at the right quality. With a focus on
practicality, clarity and applicability, it uses a wide range of international case studies to demonstrate how best practice is applied in the world's leading organizations. Structured around the stages followed by project managers in a real project lifecycle, it is logical and easy to follow. It
has a section on specific tools in risk management; project leadership; and project teams; and can be used as a standard text for the syllabi of any of the three global professional bodies in project management - the APM Group; the International Project Management Association and the Project
28 Business Thinkers Who Changed the World is a guide to the people who have fundamentally reshaped their industries and the way we do business today. Some of these game changers are great intellectuals while others are 'gut instinct' types; some are motivated by desire to change the world, while
others are driven by money and power. Bursting with energy and wit, Rhymer Rigby profiles the top business brains of our time to show you the humans behind the headlines and how they changed the global business landscape. From Oprah to Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Drucker to Steve Jobs, find out how they
made it, the risks they took and the legacies they leave behind.
Today's leaders need to change radically to meet the challenge of complex organizations in business landscapes that are in flux. This requires a step-change in development in three fundamental dimensions: how you do things, who you are, and how you relate to other people. 4D Leadership is what
happens when this step-change in doing, being and relating takes place. When you move up to the next level of ability and sophistication in these three dimensions, you will have unlocked the fourth dimension (verticality) and you will receive a significant competitive advantage.Neuroscientist and
leadership coach Dr Alan Watkins draws on groundbreaking research into adult development to present a framework that will transform your ability to excel as a leader. 4D Leadership isn't just a software patch for leadership skills: this is an upgrade to the next level of the human operating system,
the next level of leadership development. 4D Leadership is the book for: anyone who feels overwhelmed by the competing priorities of their jobs; anyone who feels stressed by trying to maintain competitive advantage through innovation; anyone looking to develop a more responsive and rewarding
strategy, drive change and take people with them, and become a truly rounded and 4-dimensional leader.
A complete resource for both in-house and external coaches, 50 Top Tools for Coaching presents the techniques required for every coaching situation. Full of exercises, models, checklists and templates, it covers how to assess the needs of clients, select the right tool for the circumstance and
deliver effective coaching with confidence. The book focuses on every stage of the coaching process, from setting up and managing the coaching relationship, understanding and resolving conflict, developing client confidence and performance to enhancing leadership styles and planning for the future.
Supporting hints and tips are found throughout explaining how these tools help coaches be more successful.This fully revised 4th edition includes new tools for topical issues such as development coaching for women and coaching in times of organizational change. Online supporting resources include
additional tools, interactive templates and videos of the tools in action demonstrated by the authors.
Engaged employees are more productive, motivated and resilient, yet gaining financial support to develop engagement is harder than ever as budgets are being squeezed and everyone is being asked to do more with less. 50 Top Tools for Employee Engagement shows that you don't need expensive
interventions or additional resource to achieve employee engagement. It contains practical tools which can be used to make an immediate difference to engagement, whether you're working with individuals, teams or the organization as a whole. Each tool in 50 Top Tools for Employee Engagement includes
guidance on when to use it, how long it will take and useful hints and tips to help get the most out of it. Most importantly, this book will give guidance on how to measure the impact of each tool to show what's working and where efforts are best focused. Addressing all the key areas of engagement
throughout the employee life cycle, from talent attraction and induction to career progression and development, this book is a complete resource to engaging your workforce.
In a world of political and economic uncertainty where stress and unhappiness are on the rise, improving employee wellbeing has never been more important. But with budgets being squeezed and the constant need to do more with less, this can seem like an insurmountable task. 50 Top Tools for Employee
Wellbeing shows that interventions don't need to be expensive or time-consuming. It contains practical tools for immediately improving staff wellbeing, resulting in happier, more engaged and more productive employees. Each tool in the book includes guidance on when to use it, how to get the most out
of it and - most importantly - how to measure its impact to show what's working and where efforts are best focused. Addressing all the key areas of the subject, from career development and workplace culture to physical, mental and financial wellbeing, this is a complete resource for improving your