Summary: Recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written, Blue Ocean Strategy argues that cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves (spanning more than 100 years across 30 industries), the authors argue that lasting success comes not from battling competitors but from creating “blue oceans”—untapped new market spaces ripe for growth. Blue Ocean Strategy presents a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant and outlines principles and tools any organization can use to create and capture their own blue oceans.
Summary: Sports Nutrition for Health Professionals merges the basic principles and latest evidence-based knowledge and scientific understanding of sports nutrition with real-world practical applications and examples that health professional students must master to help their current and future clients to optimize athletic performance and overall satisfaction and success with sports and physical activity. Chapters are intended to be practical and application-based while still including all of the essential background and scientific information a student needs to fully understand the field of sports nutrition. While the text incorporates topic areas included in the content outline for registered dietitians who are board-certified specialists in sports dietetics (CSSD), the text is geared toward allied health professionals working with a diverse population of active individuals.
You’ve got questions? God has answers! God's Wisdom for Your Life is a compilation of more than 1,000 Bible verses, categorized under 70 key life topics. Drawing from varied Bible translations for ease of reading, this book features subjects such as Anger, Comfort, Forgiveness, God’s Love, the Holy Spirit, Patience, Peace, Prayer, Salvation, Trust, Wisdom, and Worry. Each category is accompanied by a contemporary “life application” introduction, while quotations, prayers, and brief devotional thoughts are also scattered throughout.
Edited by Caroline Biron, Ronald J. Burke and Cary L. Cooper.
Summary: The contributions in Creating Healthy Workplaces include a number of interventions that relate the efforts undertaken by researchers and organizations together, to reduce stress and improve the mental and physical health of employees through positive change initiatives. Those working in the field of occupational stress have received criticism that too much emphasis has been placed on negative issues and that positive initiatives have been largely ignored. With the growing influence of the positive movement, this book explores the implications of using a positive approach as opposed to a stress management one and compares the types of interventions they each require. From a positive perspective, there is a need to understand the characteristics of healthy, thriving, and flourishing people and organizations. This book explores the implications of using a positive approach as opposed to a stress management one. Some of the interventions described in Creating Healthy Workplaces target individuals and their attitudes and behaviours, others target workplace relationships, work units and the wider organization. Outcomes such as reduced occurrences of smoking, obesity, depression, elevated blood pressure, accidents and workplace injuries, presenteeism, absence and staff turnover are reported. The factors associated with the success of these interventions are identified and advice is given as to how interested individuals and organizations might proceed to develop worksite interventions on their own.