Rising to the Challenge

My Leadership Journey

Author: Carly Fiorina

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698194594

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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“There are all kinds of reasons why people fail to fulfill their potential. Perhaps they lack opportunity, perhaps they lack support, perhaps they lack tools or training or education. But everyone has potential. This I know. Our Founders knew it too. They had the radical insight that the right to fulfill your potential— to use your God-given gifts—is a right that comes from God and cannot be taken away by government.” Since the 2006 publication of her New York Times bestseller, Tough Choices, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has faced a new round of challenges. She ran for the Senate as a Republican in deep-blue California but was unable to unseat the entrenched incumbent. She battled breast cancer, wondering if she’d even survive. Worst of all, she suffered the devastating loss of a beloved daughter. Yet despite these setbacks and tragedies, she remains undaunted: “I’ve come to see lessons and blessings in these passages. I know now that life is not measured in time. Life is measured in love and positive contributions and moments of grace.” Now, Fiorina shares the lessons she’s learned from both her difficulties and triumphs. Drawing on her experience as a pioneering business and nonprofit leader, a politically active citizen, and a parent, she diagnoses the largest problem facing our country today: untapped potential. Too often, American men and women are held back by systems that prevent them from working and flourishing. Too many people lose hope for themselves. Too many lack the opportunity to use their gifts and live lives of meaning, dignity, and purpose. In 2014, Fiorina launched the Unlocking Potential Project, a new grassroots organization, to share a message with those who worry about America’s future: we have all the resources we need to prosper, but we don’t tap into them. By ignoring conservative principles—or failing to articulate those principles in ways that connect with regular people—politicians have failed their constituents, abandoning them to the crushing burden of our bloated government. Fiorina believes that politics, like business, is primarily about people. With warmth and compassion, she provides a vision that reaches across the usual barriers of gender, race, income, and party affiliation to craft a message that appeals to a wide range of Americans: a message of hope. As she learned facing life’s challenges, “Hope is a curiously strong thing.” Her story—and her ideas—will restore hope to those discouraged about the future. From the Hardcover edition.

Rising to the Challenge

China's Grand Strategy and International Security

Author: Avery Goldstein

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804752183

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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This book describes and explains the grand strategy China's leaders have adopted to pursue their country's interests in the international system of the 21st century

Rising to the Challenge

Lessons Learned from Guilford Technical Community College

Author: John E. Roueche,Suanne D. Roueche

Publisher: Amer. Assn. of Community Col

ISBN: 0871173956

Category: Education

Page: 124

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"Presents measures taken at Guilford Technical Community College to ensure student and institutional success in the face of economic, accountability, and completion challenges. GTCC's experience serves as a model for any community college facing the same challenges"--Provided by publisher.

Rising to the Challenge

U.S. Innovation Policy for the Global Economy

Author: Committee on Comparative National Innovation Policies: Best Practice for the 21st Century,Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy,Policy and Global Affairs,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030925552X

Category: Political Science

Page: 559

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America's position as the source of much of the world's global innovation has been the foundation of its economic vitality and military power in the post-war. No longer is U.S. pre-eminence assured as a place to turn laboratory discoveries into new commercial products, companies, industries, and high-paying jobs. As the pillars of the U.S. innovation system erode through wavering financial and policy support, the rest of the world is racing to improve its capacity to generate new technologies and products, attract and grow existing industries, and build positions in the high technology industries of tomorrow. Rising to the Challenge: U.S. Innovation Policy for Global Economy emphasizes the importance of sustaining global leadership in the commercialization of innovation which is vital to America's security, its role as a world power, and the welfare of its people. The second decade of the 21st century is witnessing the rise of a global competition that is based on innovative advantage. To this end, both advanced as well as emerging nations are developing and pursuing policies and programs that are in many cases less constrained by ideological limitations on the role of government and the concept of free market economics. The rapid transformation of the global innovation landscape presents tremendous challenges as well as important opportunities for the United States. This report argues that far more vigorous attention be paid to capturing the outputs of innovation - the commercial products, the industries, and particularly high-quality jobs to restore full employment. America's economic and national security future depends on our succeeding in this endeavor.

Powerful Times

Rising to the Challenge of Our Uncertain World

Author: Eamonn Kelly

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132716356

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 8453

Understand the most revolutionary human transformation in four centuries... and prepare for it! We're not just living through an age of change: we're living through a 'change of age': the most profound inflection point in human history since the Enlightenment. That's the thesis of Eamonn Kelly's remarkable new book Powerful Times. From terrorism and nuclear proliferation to emerging technologies and economic globalization, Kelly weaves together 7 powerful 'dynamic tensions' that will reshape human life in the coming decades. Kelly offers breakthrough insights into how these tensions will conflict -- and how they'll resonate, creating giant waves of change beyond anything we've ever faced. He takes on the truly big questions. To answer pivotal questions, Kelly draws on breakthrough 'scenario planning' techniques he pioneered: techniques hundreds of top organizations now rely on. Simply put, this book will help you prepare for humanity's most profound transition in 400 years. For every executive, strategist, manager, entrepreneur, public policymaker, and citizen interested in the trends that will most powerfully impact business and life in the coming decades. Eamonn Kelly, the CEO and president of Global Business Network, the renowned future-oriented network and consulting firm, has for over a decade and has been at the forefront of exploring the emergence of a new, knowledge-intensive economy, and its far-reaching consequences for society, organizations and individuals. He has consulted with senior executives at dozens of the world's leading corporations in virtually every leading business sector; with key global and national public agencies, and with major philanthropic foundations. Kelly co-authored What's Next: Exploring the New Terrain for Business and The Future of the Knowledge Economy, and authored GBN's 2003 Scenario Book.

Rising to the Challenge of Transforming Higher Education

Designing Universities for Learning and Teaching

Author: Alan Bain,Lucia Zundans-Fraser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811002614

Category: Education

Page: 82

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Creating a successful and distinctive approach to learning and teaching at scale is a challenge facing all universities. This brief presents the Self-Organizing University (SOU), a transformational whole-of-organization solution for the design, delivery, and evaluation of learning and teaching in all its forms. It describes the elements of the SOU approach along with the implementation process and expected outcomes. It also explains the rationale and research base for each element of the model and how they are connected to create a university-wide model of learning and teaching. It includes guidance for anyone responsible for institutional improvement in the learning and teaching space.

Global California

Rising to the Cosmopolitan Challenge

Author: Abraham F. Lowenthal

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804762260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

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Global California analyzes how the residents of the largest and most internationally connected of the fifty American states are affected by world trends, and recommends what they can do to enhance the benefits and mitigate the costs of global engagement.

The Challenge to the Crown

Volume I: The Struggle for Influence in the Reign of Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1567

Author: Robert Stedall

Publisher: Book Guild Publishing

ISBN: 1846246466

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 3706

Mary Queen of Scots: Catholic martyr or manipulative femme fatale On 10 February 1567, conspirators bent on killing Henry, Lord Darnley, King-Consort of Mary Queen of Scots successfully razed his Edinburgh residence at Kirk o' Field in a huge explosion. Soon afterwards, Darnley's partially-clothed body was discovered in a nearby orchard, strangled to death by an unknown assailant. Rumours of Mary's involvement in his murder quickly surfaced. Placards across Edinburgh implied that she had provoked the Earl of Bothwell into killing her husband in a crime of passion. This became more plausible when she tried to avoid having to prosecute him for the murder, and subsequently married him, encouraged by her most senior Protestant nobles. While Mary's motives for the marriage might be explained by her need for his protection, those of the Nobility who had encourage it are confusing. Why would they want a union, which would inevitably place Bothwell, a man they hated, as head of government? Was their motif to associate her in the murder plot? Mary's involvement in Darnley's murder has remained one of the great historical mysteries. Genealogist and author Robert Stedall has spent ten years researching the inter-marriages within Scottish peerage to provide an explanation for their motives in removing Mary from the throne. In this first volume, of his two volume history of Mary and James, he explains in vivid detail the switching allegiances of the nobility, and can reveal for the first time, the gripping true story of Mary's downfall and imprisonment.

Rising to the Challenge

The Autobiography of Koji Kobayashi

Author: Kōji Kobayashi

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electronic industries

Page: 144

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Rising to the Challenge

A New Policy for Canada's Freshwater Fisheries

Author: Peter H. Pearse

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fisheries

Page: 180

View: 2001

In this report the author tries to explain how freshwater fisheries figure in the Canadian style of life, economy, and system of government, and what we can do to subtain and improve the benefits we draw from them.

Rising to the challenge

organizing white collar workers

Author: Susan Elizabeth Ward,Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Industrial Relations Centre

Publisher: Industrial Relations Centre Queen's University


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 65

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Rising to the Challenge

100 Years of the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club 1908-2008

Author: Helen Steven

Publisher: Scottish Mountaineering Club

ISBN: 9781907233128

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 175

View: 1444

'Rising to the Challenge' marks the centenary of the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club and tells its story from its founding in 1908 by three intrepid women.

Find the Key to Your Success

Author: Anne Brentar

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462832828

Category: Self-Help

Page: 146

View: 2662

Another feel-good book of daily inspiration. Exactly what you need when youre looking for a little boost of energy and inspiration! Everyone likes to be inspired! Sure to be declared a winner by young and old alike. This book will painlessly infuse your entire being with energy and inspiration and a positive attitude. Its about life--it will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It will make you smile. It will show you how to live. For more life-lessons, Coffee with Anne is also available for your enjoyment!