Many 'Change Management' initiatives end in fiasco, because they focus on processes and systems only and because they are based on wrong assumptions. But there is no change unless the change is behavioral. Viral ChangeTM will debunk these myths and show that, in Viral ChangeTM mode, people talk less about 'the programme' and do more in a way that infects other people, creating 'tipping points' where the new behaviors and the new changes become visible and sustainable. In short, Viral ChangeTM uses the networks of influence which are often below the radar of the organization chart to create internal infections of success. In this second revised edition, the author has further elaborated on influence mechanisms as well as added further insights with regard to viral leadership. These insights are firmly rooted in the author's own practical experience of successfully implementing and practicing Viral Change with his clients. The second revised edition of Viral ChangeTM will appeal to any reader who is interested in how organizations are rapidly evolving today and how understanding internal social networks is changing the way we should lead and manage. Viral Change is now more than ever THE manager's handbook on how to create sustainable change in organizations.
Understanding how social, behavioural infection works is the basis for the orchestration of any social 'epidemic of success'. This book will appeal to anybody interested in social change, with particular emphasis on how viral change works inside and organisation.
Create real change in the new social movement paradigm Social Movements for Good is a guidebook for driving change, by taking advantage of the social "currency" that makes movements go viral. Author Derrick Feldmann has spent a career showing organizations how to best reach donors, activists, and employees, and engage a new generation of supporters. In this book, he shares his secrets alongside the stories of today's most successful social good movements by companies and nonprofits. You'll learn about the leaders behind these movements, the individuals who responded, and the approaches that made it work. Modern social movements operate within a new paradigm, and this informative guide walks you through how these movements are created, why people get on board, and the strategy and support network that must be in place for it to succeed. Just going viral isn't enough to make a movement successful—there must be a plan, and the right people with the right skills to follow through with the execution. This book shows you who you need on your side, what they need to do their jobs, and which tools and methods are proving most effective every day. Read the stories of today's most successful social good movements Understand how modern social movements are created Learn how to truly activate a new generation of activists and supporters Formulate an approach that makes the public respond to your issue Effective social movements don't arise by accident. People don't spontaneously come together and effect real change. If you want your movement to succeed, you need a solid strategy and the tools to follow through. Social Movements for Good is your roadmap to viral success and the advancement of your cause.
A timely exploration of the impact of global change on theemergence, reemergence, and control of vector-borne and zoonoticviral infections From massively destructive "superstorms" to rapidly rising sealevels, the world media is abuzz with talk of the threats tocivilization posed by global warming. But one hazard that is rarelydiscussed is the dramatic rise in the number and magnitude oftropical virus outbreaks among human populations. One need onlyconsider recent developments, such as the spread of chikungunyaacross southern Europe and dengue in Singapore, Brazil, and thesouthern United States, to appreciate the seriousness of thatthreat. Representing a major addition to the world literature on thesubject, Viral Infections and GlobalChange explores trends of paramount concern globally,regarding the emergence and reemergence of vector-borne andzoonotic viruses. It also provides up-to-date coverage of both theclinical aspects and basic science behind an array of specificemerging and reemerging infections, including everything from WestNile fever and Rift Valley fever to zoonotic hepatitis E and humanbunyavirus. Important topics covered include: ulstyle="line-height: 25px; margin-left: 15px; margin-top: 0px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;" Epidemiology, molecular pathogenesis, and evolutionarymechanisms Host-pathogen interactions in an array of viral infections The impact of climate change on historical viral outbreaks The roles of socioeconomics, human behavior, and animal andhuman migrations The growing prevalence of drug and pesticide resistance The introduction of microbes and vectors through increasedtransboundary travel Spillover transmissions and the emergence of viraloutbreaks Detecting and responding to threats from bioterrorism andemerging viral infections Predictive modeling for emerging viral infections Viral Infections and Global Change is anindispensable resource for research scientists, epidemiologists,and medical and veterinary students working in ecology,environmental management, climatology, neurovirology, virology, andinfectious disease.
Medical Management of the Thoracic Surgery Patient, by Michael I. Lewis, MD and Robert J. McKenna, Jr., MD, is a comprehensive pulmonary and thoracic reference that takes a practical approach to the diagnosis, workup and care of the thoracic surgery patient. It is geared towards pulmonary and critical care physicians and their trainees as well as all other specialties with whom thoracic surgeons consult and interact. It outlines the principles for understanding the underlying disease entities as well as the clinical implications and complications of surgery, and interprets key surgical concepts such as correlative and functional anatomy for non-surgeons. Contributions from today’s authorities...“at-a-glance detailed key information, as well as summary bullets...and a multidisciplinary perspective, combine to offer essential guidance for confident patient management. As an Expert Consult title it includes convenient online access to the complete contents of the book—fully searchable—along with video clips of thoracic procedures, patient information sheets, all of the images downloadable for your personal use, and references linked to Medline at www.expertconsult.com. Includes access to a companion website at expertconsult.com where you can search the complete contents of the book, watch video clips of thoracic procedures, print out patient information sheets, download all of the images, and review references linked to Medline...providing you with a powerful resource for convenient consultation anytime, anywhere. Features ‘real world’ illustrative cases presented in a brief, bulleted format that facilitates easy access to and retention of the material. Examines every aspect of diagnosis and management for pre-, peri-, and postoperative care for an all-encompassing reference to respond to unique surgical problems. Provides coverage of individual topics supplemented by a brief case-based presentation, where appropriate, that lend a real-life perspective to the material. Contains all of the “need-to-know facts for a complete, thorough consultation in diagnosis and treatment of patients who undergo thoracic surgery. Offers practical information that utilizes the experience of today’s leaders while based on evidence in the literature for coverage you can trust. Examines current clinical controversies, providing you with an arena for discussion of sensitive topics and guidance on preferred approaches when relevant. Presents pearls, pitfalls, key points, and other learning elements in each chapter, to help you locate summaries of essential information “at-a-glance. Features chapters written by specialists of various disciplines, to equip you with a balanced perspective on each condition.
This resource is the authoritative guide to problematic areas of the head and neck for the surgical pathologist. With particular emphasis placed on diagnostic problems and differential diagnosis in addition to coverage of more common diagnostically straightforward lesions, you’ll get the most complete diagnostic picture possible. The updated second edition features new coverage and a more user-friendly layout. Features the most comprehensive collection of head and neck pathology specimens in one reference for comparison with your findings. Covers rare as well as common diagnoses to help you identify even the most obscure disease entities. Provides clinicopathologic correlations throughout to give you all the information you need to formulate a complete diagnostic report. Emphasizes differential diagnosis and avoiding diagnostic pitfalls so you can overcome difficult diagnostic challenges. Covers FNA cytology, molecular genetic techniques, and immunohistochemistry to present the most compete diagnostic picture possible. Presents a brand-new chapter on specimen handling to ensure effective processing and reporting of head and neck specimens. Features more than 1700 full-color illustrations that capture the pathologic and cytopathologic appearances of the full range of common and rare neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions.
Does it have to be this way? Can’t resist checking your smartphone or mobile device? Sure, all this connectivity keeps you in touch with your team and the office—but at what cost? In Sleeping with Your Smartphone, Harvard Business School professor Leslie Perlow reveals how you can disconnect and become more productive in the process. In fact, she shows that you can devote more time to your personal life and accomplish more at work. The good news is that this doesn’t require a grand organizational makeover or buy-in from the CEO. All it takes is collaboration between you and your team—working together and making small, doable changes. What started as an experiment with a six-person team at The Boston Consulting Group—one of the world’s elite management consulting firms—triggered a global initiative that eventually spanned more than nine hundred BCG teams in thirty countries across five continents. These teams confronted their nonstop workweeks and changed the way they worked, becoming more efficient and effective. The result? Employees were more satisfied with their work-life balance and with their work in general. And the firm was better able to recruit and retain employees. Clients also benefited—often in unexpected ways. In this engaging book, Perlow takes you inside BCG to witness the challenges and benefits of disconnecting. She provides a step-by-step guide to introducing change on your team—by establishing a collective goal, encouraging open dialogue, ensuring leadership support—and then spreading change to the rest of your firm. If you and your colleagues are grappling with the “always on” problem, it’s time to disconnect—and start reading.
This volume in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series packs today's most essential cell and tissue base molecular pathology into a compact, high-yield format! It focuses on the state of the art in practical validated molecular diagnostics as applied across the fields of surgical pathology and cytology. With an emphasis on current, clinically valid, and diagnostically important applications today and in the near future, you can be assured you’re getting the most up-to-date, authoritative coverage available. Its pragmatic, well-organized approach, nearly 250 full-color illustrations, and at-a-glance boxes and tables make the information you need easy to access. Practical and affordable, this resource is ideal for study and review as well as everyday clinical practice! Offers detailed discussions on today’s technologies to help you select the best test for case evaluation. Presents recognized molecular pathologists who convey the most current information, keeping you on the cusp of your field. Features nearly 250 full-color illustrations that present important pathologic features, enabling you to form a differential diagnosis and compare your findings with actual cases. Uses a consistent, user-friendly format, including at-a-glance boxes and tables for easy reference.
The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing. The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.
In 1918, a devastating world-wide influenza epidemic hit the United States. Killing over 600,000 Americans and causing the national death rate to jump 30% in a single year, the outbreak obstructed the country's participation in World War I and imposed terrible challenges on communities across the United States. This epidemic provides an ideal lens for understanding the history of infectious disease in the United States. The Flu Epidemic of 1918 examines the impact of the outbreak on health, medicine, government, and individual people's lives, and also explores the puzzle of Americans' decades-long silence about the experience once it was over. In a concise narrative bolstered by primary sources including newspaper articles, eye-witness accounts, and government reports, Sandra Opdycke provides undergraduates with an unforgettable introduction to the 1918 epidemic and its after-effects. Critical Moments in American History is a series of short texts designed to familiarize students with events or issues critical to the American experience. Through the use of narrative and primary documents, these books help instructors deconstruct an important moment in American history with the help of timelines, glossaries, textboxes, and a robust companion website.
Diagnostic Pathology of Infectious Disease presents a comprehensive, organ-based approach to the effective and accurate diagnosis of infectious diseases. Dr. Richard L. Kradin covers the latest information on H1N1, as well as the use of immunohistochemical stains, PCR, Immunoperoxidase, and other molecular techniques for a current representation of the field. High-quality, full-color illustrations and differential diagnosis tables accompany each lesion so you can quickly identify and diagnose whatever you see. This reference is an invaluable tool for the accurate diagnosis of any infectious disease—from the common to the most challenging. Covers the latest techniques in immunohistochemistry and molecular genetics integrated throughout the text for comprehensive information on all investigative contexts relevant to ensuring diagnostic accuracy. Emphasizes the host responses critical in differential diagnosis to serve as a second opinion when non-infectious diagnoses mimic and confound the diagnosis of infection. Provides a complete visual guide to suspect lesions through superb, high-quality, full-color illustrations of key aspects of various diseases that facilitate the rapid identification of biopsy specimen. Presents contents organized by organ as opposed to pathogen to more effectively address diagnostic and management issues. Features tables that list differential diagnosis for each lesion for quick summaries of key points in problem areas. Highlights morphological characteristics and landmarks of tissue samples throughout the text for easy access to information necessary for signing out specimen. Focuses on clinicopathologic features and correlations so you can deal with the diagnostic problems you face every day.
Arch Mainous III, PhD, Claire Pomeroy, MD, and a panel of experienced physicians offer an eminently practical summary of the most effective evidence-based antimicrobial treatments encountered in both hospital and outpatient settings. Focusing on the clinical impact of appropriate diagnosis and treatment, the book emphasizes those newer aspects of infectious disease management necessitated by the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. It also discusses the major pathogens involved so that practicing clinicians will not only diagnose, but also better treat the infections and complications they cause. Multidisciplinary and highly practical, Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases: Impact of Antibiotic Resistance offers busy clinicians and nurse practitioners a comprehensive and informed guide to navigating the difficult treatment decisions created by the rising tide of antibiotic resistance today.
The evolution ofdata about the HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy Syndrome has been rapid. The syndrome itself is complex and controversial. Although great progress has been made in understanding epidemiology and etiology of the syndrome, much about the syndrome remains mysterious. It was our intention to assist HIV providers with a framework for understanding the status and complexities ofthe field. Each author was requested to provide an evidence-based discussion of a topic for which they have expertise. While it is impossible that such a volume be completely comprehensive, we believe that the approach of this book will allow the reader to develop a relatively complete snapshot of the syndrome. We also believe that the reader of this volume will be able to confront the emerging literature on the HIV-associated lipodystrophy syndrome with a critical eye and that the volume will provide a context in which to place additional data as they are published.
Readers of Kumar & Clark's Clinical Medicine have consistently requested a handbook with the essentials for medical management and therapeutics, and this new handbook concentrates on the therapeutic side of what procedures to perform, how and - critically - why. Written by young doctors at the forefront of healthcare delivery, Kumar & Clark's Medical Management and Therapeutics is portable, easy to access when you need it most, and full of cutting edge information and insights. "Snappy and concise, just what the junior doctor ordered!" - Dr Lyn D Ferguson, FY1 "Prescriptive and to the point" - Catherine Drouot, 3rd year medical student, Barts "An excellent text for both medical students and junior doctors alike." - Dr Lucy Blair, FY1 Pocket-sized ward reference Concentrates on the management and treatment of medical disorders For junior doctors and senior medical students Perfect complement to Kumar & Clark's Clinical Medicine and Ballinger's Essentials of Kumar & Clark's Clinical Medicine
New epidemics such as AIDS and "mad cow" disease have dramatized the need to explore the factors underlying rapid viral evolution and emerging viruses. This comprehensive volume is the first to describe this multifaceted new field. It places viral evolution and emergence in a historical context, describes the interaction of viruses with hosts, and details the advances in molecular biology and epidemiology that have provided the tools necessary to track developing viral epidemics and to detect new viruses far more successfully than could be done in the recent past. This unique book also lucidly details case histories and offers practical suggestions for the prevention of future epidemics. The contributors are leading authorities in their disciplines, and were selected both for their expert knowledge and for their ability to define and elucidate the fundamental issues. The book is highly accessible and has been written for a wide audience that includes virologists, public health authorities, medical anthropologists, evolutionary biologists, geneticists, infectious disease specialists, and social scientists interested in medical and health issues.
For over 40 years Scheuer’s Liver Biopsy Interpretation has been an invaluable resource for the pathologist in practice and in training in helping to solve diagnostic problems at the microscope. Lavishly illustrated in full color throughout it covers all aspects of liver pathology from the normal, the hepatidities, childhood disease and neoplasms. Copious technical tips and diagnostic 'pearls' reflect the extensive experience and insight of the late Peter Scheuer and Jay Lefkowitch.. Throughout the text histopathologic features are correlated with clinical features to provide a practical account of how pathology impacts the diagnosis and management of liver disease. Well written, complete and concise quick reference.Helps the practicing and trainee pathologist solve diagnostic problems at the microscope. High quality color images complement the text throughout.Provides the user with a complete visual guide to each entity and assists in the recognition and diagnosis of any tissue sample under the microscope. Practical tips and “hands on advice from two of the world’s leading experts in liver pathology. Provides the trainee and general surgical pathologist with time saving diagnostic clues when dealing with difficult specimens. Glossary of frequently used terms and descriptions used in the pathology report contained at the end of the book. Useful quick reference for trainee pathologists and clinical hepatologists who may be unfamiliar with many of the terms and descriptions. Will assist in the writing and reading of a pathology report. A selection of a few general reading references at the end of each chapter.Directs the trainee or practitioner to the most relevant and authoritative sources of further information and study. A brand new chapter: "Practical Principles in Biopsy Assessment". Focus is on interpretation rather than a mere listing of pathological changes. The initial overview of the biopsy specimen provides critical clues to diagnosis and a highly illustrated guide to ddx will be of enormous help in avoiding diagnostic errors. Expanded coverage throughout, especially of liver tumours, pediatric fatty liver disease, neonatal cholestasis. Keeps the user apprised of the key areas of growth and development in diagnosis and interpretation. Histopathology correlated with molecular genetics and immunohistochemistry whenever clinically relevant. Keeps the user up-to-date with all of the latest tools for performing a complete and accurate diagnosis. Many new high-quality colour illustrations. Helps the user identify a wide variety of pathologic lesions. Text and images available online via Expert Consult.