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A Systematic Guide To Change Management

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A SYSTEMATIC GUIDE TO CHANGE MANAGEMENT Systematic Guides are aimed at leaders and managers who need to instantly access 'Organization-Ready' models, practices, checklists and guidance in key subject areas which are logically organized and based on best practice. This guide provides a pragmatic framework for the interventions needed to successfully identify and intervene with key stakeholders in a Change Management project with the objective of winning their support and commitment. "Although Ken Thompson brilliantly and quickly summarizes the best of the best change-management thinkers, .... this book is no simple epitome of the best thinking in change management. Ken Thompson is changing change management. He is one of the leading-edge practitioner-thinkers who is carefully evolving change management from a planning discipline into a political one." CHARLES SPINOSA, Ph.D., Group Director & Leader, Strategy and Customer Experience, VISION Consulting "Ken has written a succinct yet powerful summary of change management thinking, approaches and tools, presented in a practical and accessible manner. Excellent reading for anyone involved with the leadership and management of change." CHRIS COLLISON, Author and Former Director of Change and Knowledge Management, Centrica. "This is a must-read for anyone who is involved in leading or helping to champion any organizational change initiative. The guide is full of really useful frameworks, practical tips and pitfalls to avoid. It would take a long time to research all of these dimensions of change management but Ken Thompson manages to compress it all neatly into a very easy-to-read mini bible." NOEL CLERKIN, Senior Principal Consultant at Axialent - improving individual, team and organizational performance. "Ken Thompson applies his established system thinking expertise to produce a holistic appraisal of best practices in change management backed up with case studies and exercises. If you need a clear, concise and informed approach to change management whilst equipping yourself with the tools to make it work, this is the book for you." SIMON SCHOLFIELD, System Dynamics expert for the Dow Chemical company.


Image Guided Radiation Therapy

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Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a true revolution in the field of radiation oncology. IMRT provides the unprecedented means of conforming does to the shape of the target tissues in 3-dimensions reducing the risk of complications thereby improving the quality of life of irradiated patients. Moreover, IMRT provides the means to deliver higher than conventional doses thus improving the chance of cure in these patients.
Despite its established benefits, several barriers exist to the widespread clinical implementation of IMRT. In the past, great concerns existed regarding the large capital outlay needed for both software and hardware. This barrier is less relevant today given the increased reimbursements possible with IMRT. Today, the most significant barrier is education. IMRT is a fundamentally new approach to both treatment planning and delivery. Adoption of the IMRT approach entails new ways of thinking in regard to patient selection, treatment planning and quality assurance measures. Unfortunately, apart from a few University-based short courses, limited resources are available for the physician and physicist interested in learning IMRT. Moreover, the available courses primarily focus on the physics of IMRT, not on clinical aspects of IMRT planning and delivery.


Crevasse Rescue Pocket Guide

RRP $17.95

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Waterproof, pocket-sized quick reference for performing a crevasse rescue Crevasse rescue is one of the most technically complex skills a mountaineer will ever need to learn; it is also one of the most essential. While climbers can go for years without needing to set up a Z-pulley system, they need to be ready for that one crucial moment when it is essential. The Crevasse Rescue Pocket Guide allows glacier climbing parties to have a rugged, packable resource to reference in the field. Climbers can pull it out on their way to the climb, at a pre-glacier break on the route, or for a few minutes at night in the tent, it's a convenient, step-by-step refresher to look at on trips where this knowledge may be needed. Similar to Mountaineers Books' successful Avalanche Pocket Guide, the new Crevasse Rescue Pocket Guide is a full-color,16-panel laminated and folded card for in-the-field reference. Alpine climbers will keep the guide in their crevasse rescue kit when traveling on glaciers. Not a substitute for training and practice, it's a handy, lightweight reminder and reference tool that helps rope mates and rescuers implement the techniques efficiently and correctly in a highly stressful situation.


Near-field Optics

RRP $451.99

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A complete guide to one of the most revolutionary technologies in the history of imaging<br> <br> Near-field microscopes combine the richness of optical analysis, the noninvasive character of light, and the wide variety of sample environments of conventional microscopes with the finer spatial resolution of alternative technologies. Near-Field Optics combines an introduction to near-field optical theory with a handbook and reference for the practice and application of near-field microscopy. Michael A. Paesler and Patrick J. Moyer provide the most comprehensive presentation available on the instrumentation and operation of near-field microscopes. Writing from the viewpoint of the scientist who wants to apply these revolutionary instruments in a laboratory setting, the authors:<br> * Explain the pertinent optical theory and provide a developmental history of near-field instruments<br> * Discuss imaging theory and its application in the near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM)<br> * Explore the optical behavior of elements that provide the near-field/far-field connection in an NSOM<br> * Provide operational how-to's for NSOMs<br> * Examine the theory and operation of optical tunneling microscopes with special emphasis on the photon tunneling microscope (PTM)<br> * Enumerate contrast mechanisms available to the near-field microscopist<br> * Describe the application of near-field techniques in biology, materials science, surface chemistry, and information storage


A Field Guide To Student Teaching In Music

RRP $503.99

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A Field Guide to Student Teaching in Music is a practical guide focused on the link between music education coursework and the field-based aspects of the student teaching experience. It addresses general topics that are common to all music placements, as well as those topics that are of specific interest to the general, choral, and instrumental music classrooms.

This text builds on theoretical materials typically covered in music methods courses, yet it is not specific to any one particular teaching pedagogy, making it flexible enough for use in a variety of music teaching settings. It will guide students through the student teaching process as they make the transition from student to music educator.



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