Herding Cats

Witty and helpful advice to aspiring academic and research leaders from two world experts.

Author: Geoff Garrett

Publisher: Triarchy Press Limited

ISBN: 9781908009340

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 547

It is well known that in their professional lives most academics and researchers will - like cats - seek to exercise as much independence as possible. In Herding Cats, Geoff Garrett and Graeme Davies combine their top-level experience of leading/managing international academic and research institutions with wisdom gleaned from 50 senior colleagues around the world. They deal with common leadership and management themes, like making tough strategic choices, leading change effectively, dealing with bureaucracy, allocating resources, managing budgets and ensuring effective implementation. Garrett, Davies and their friends paint a picture of the culture of a typical 'cats' environment - replete with remarkable intellects, passion, arguments, politics and prejudice, and where trying to push people to a destination is usually doomed to failure. Herding Cats guides leaders and aspiring leaders in academic and research institutions through the process of learning to accept and embrace the qualities of their 'cats' so they can tempt them to an outcome with agility and success. "Herding Cats is brilliant... a 'must read' for all academic and research leaders... The book is full of extraordinary insights... it should not be read once, but again and again, since the strategic guidance it provides is so invaluable." Dr Ramesh Mashelkar, FRS, formerly Director General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, CSIR, India, and presently President of the Global Research Alliance "Not only did I enjoy Herding Cats - I laughed out loud at how true it is. Cats indeed. I also enjoyed the novel format: succinct, engaging, and easy to comprehend. Great job." Dr Curtis Carlson, Chief Executive, SRI International, Menlo Park, USA "This short book is lively, good fun but full of wisdom, eminently readable, great common sense and filled with really good quotes... a useful roadmap for any leader embarking on this tough enterprise." Sir Gustav Nossal, FRS, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Herding Cats

In each of the 24 cases examined in this volume, mediation was a multiparty effort, involving actors working simultaneously or sequentially.

Author: Chester A. Crocker

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781878379924

Category: Law

Page: 735

View: 562

In each of the 24 cases examined in this volume, mediation was a multiparty effort, involving actors working simultaneously or sequentially. These accounts attest to the crucial importance of coordinating and building upon the efforts of other players.

Herding Cats

More "hi-octane hi-jinx" from the author of Big Spender and Stickleback.

Author: John McCabe

Publisher: Black Swan

ISBN: 9780552770903

Category: Fiction

Page: 359

View: 871

More "hi-octane hi-jinx" from the author of Big Spender and Stickleback. In a small town in the south west of England, rivals of a large business are being brutally dealt with one by one. Enter Tim Power, hotshot advertiser, whose girlfriend has placed him on a strict 12-month relationship test. Caught in a commercial war between two low-grade meat producers, Tim discovers that bad advertising can be every bit as effective as good advertising, provided you don't mind upsetting violent psychopaths with dubious family histories. Worse than this, Tim finds to his cost that failing in a relationship can be even more harmful to your health than accidentally offending tyrants with a passion for meat grinding.

Herding Cats

Author: Rusty George

Publisher: College Press

ISBN: 9780899008738

Category: Religion

Page: 205

View: 635


Herding Cats

The third collection of Sarah's Scribbles comics includes never-before-published comics and an illustrated essay about struggles with sexism, personal growth, and the rewards and challenges of sharing your creative work with millions of ...

Author: Sarah Andersen

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449493319

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

View: 504

". . . author Sarah Andersen uses hilarious (and adorable) comics to illustrate the very specific growing pains that occur on your way to becoming a mature, put-together grownup. Andersen’s spot-on illustrations also show how to navigate this newfound adulthood once you arrive, since maturity is equally as hard to maintain as it is to find … " --The Huffington Post Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah's Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing. The third collection of Sarah's Scribbles comics includes never-before-published comics and an illustrated essay about struggles with sexism, personal growth, and the rewards and challenges of sharing your creative work with millions of readers online.

Herding Cats a Handbook for Managing Partners and Practice Group Leaders

Author: McKenna, Patrick

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780969995708

Category: Management

Page: 46

View: 658


The Challenge of herding Cats

The Role of the Teacher in the Construction of Community in a Community
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Challenge of “Herding Cats:” The Role of.

Author: Jennabeth Louise Ward

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 90

View: 200


Herding Cats

Essentially...toddlers are cats. And parenting them? Well, parenting toddlers is nonstop cat herding. 'Herding Cats' is an up-close, real-life look at the world of a toddler parent. A world of tantrums and potty training.

Author: Whitney Bausman

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781099153594

Category:

Page: 177

View: 814

Toddlers are messy. Toddlers are moody. Toddlers have opinions and demands and emotions that flip from happy to hysterical in an instant. Essentially...toddlers are cats. And parenting them? Well, parenting toddlers is nonstop cat herding. 'Herding Cats' is an up-close, real-life look at the world of a toddler parent. A world of tantrums and potty training. A world of never-ending snot. A world of hilariously inappropriate comments, limitless growth, and perfectly timed "I love you's". From the author of 'Partly Sunny: An Honest and Humorous Look at the First Weeks of Bringing Home a Newborn' comes her toddler-filled follow-up. In this memoir bursting with laughter, commiseration, and encouragement, 'Herding Cats' empowers its readers to laugh off the toddler nonsense and find beauty in the midst of wrangling the most feral of felines.

Herding Cats

The senior senator from Mississippi recounts his political career, from his efforts to broaden Republican influence to his differences of opinion with the Bush administration and the scandal that preceded his resignation as House majority ...

Author: Trent Lott

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060599316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 291

The senior senator from Mississippi recounts his political career, from his efforts to broaden Republican influence to his differences of opinion with the Bush administration and the scandal that preceded his resignation as House majority leader.

Herding Cats

CHAPTER 3 Leading the Herd Leadership cannot be created by force of will
alone. ... I introduce you to the areas of your job that directly impact your ability to
guide your programmers in the same direction, the central task of herding cats.

Author: Hank Rainwater

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430208309

Category: Computers

Page: 252

View: 919

This self-help guide is for programmers who need to improve their management and leadership skills.

While Herding Cats

... a fucking shower that lot are! You know what the metaphor is for managing
academics? Herding cats – herding fucking cats – that's what they call it and, in
my experience, they're right. 101 While Herding Cats.

Author: A. C. Roberts

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326621025

Category:

Page:

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The Politics of Herding Cats

In The Politics of Herding Cats, John Lovett looks at the relationship between media, Congress, and public policy, showing that leaders in Congress under normal circumstances control public policy on issue areas due to their status both ...

Author: John Lovett

Publisher:

ISBN: 0472132318

Category:

Page: 214

View: 938

In The Politics of Herding Cats, John Lovett looks at the relationship between media, Congress, and public policy, showing that leaders in Congress under normal circumstances control public policy on issue areas due to their status both within Congress and in the media by and large. When issue coverage on topics increases in media, however, other members seize on the opportunities to engage in the issue and shift public policy away from leader desires. As more members engage and more groups become involved, leaders lose the ability to control the process and are more likely to have problems actually getting public policy enacted. Lovett look at this phenomenon using newspaper coverage in the Washington Post over a 40-year period, both in terms of general analysis as well as individual case studies exploring agricultural subsidies (a low coverage topic), immigration (a changing coverage topic), and health care (a high coverage topic). As coverage increases, the amount leaders can control in the process decreases. Only under extreme circumstances, as seen in the Affordable Care Act, can leaders get anything done at all. The Politics of Herding Cats would be useful for those who wish to better understand the relationship between the media and Congress. It will also be useful to those who want to understand the relationship between actors in government and how the media has influenced American politics, as well as how individual members of Congress can go against party leaders on major issues.

Herding Cats

A bad break-up has shaken the foundations of Emma's world.

Author: Edward Blackwood

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781077047372

Category:

Page: 70

View: 873

A bad break-up has shaken the foundations of Emma's world. Now, after months of work, she'd finally put him, and the pain, aside. At least that's what she'd told herself. Then, he came back into her life asking for a favor. Was the vengeance due her as a scorned woman worth the chaos it would unleash in the Fae courts of Annwfyn? And, would she be able to protect her heart while playing his game of cat and mouse?

Herding Cats

This book is a concise, insightful, and actionable series of chapters that communicate strategic and timeless fundamentals to help organizations, companies, and brands develop and manage their social media marketing efforts.

Author: Andrew Rohm

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781606498385

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 97

View: 212

This book is a concise, insightful, and actionable series of chapters that communicate strategic and timeless fundamentals to help organizations, companies, and brands develop and manage their social media marketing efforts. These fundamentals include defining your purpose and objective based on what your brand or organization stands for, understanding your consumer/customer, developing a content marketing strategy, applying the social media ecosystem perspective, knowing where (through which social channels) to communicate your content, generating consumer insights from online social dialogue, defining key performance indicators (KPIs), and generating relevant analytics that help define your organization's or brand's success against key measures (and not merely reporting raw data). In short, this book is intended to provide the reader (whether an upper-level undergraduate or MBA student, social media manager, or executive) much needed perspectives and frameworks on developing and managing an effective social media strategy. The authors will leverage their extensive industry experience along with much of the current and original research that they are conducting in the field of social media marketing.

Herding Cats

Herding Cats picks its way through the minefield of an amateur's season: from the excitement and hope of pre-season nets, to the desperate scramble to gather 11 players for a frosty game on a far-flung, desolate pitch; from decoding the ...

Author: Charlie Campbell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472925734

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 604

In 1985 Mike Brearley published The Art of Captaincy, revealing how he steered Middlesex and England to victory with his team of first-class cricketers. He got the absolute best out of his players, inspiring Ian Botham to new heights against the Australians in 1981. Few cricketers have had a greater impact on the amateur game than these two. Every captain would love Brearley's degree in people, as well as a hardhitting all-rounder like Botham. But theirs was a barely recognisable game from the one we play on often dishevelled grounds up and down the country with ragtag teams of ageing, deluded or hungover friends and acquaintances. Now, Charlie Campbell offers us a New Testament to Brearley's Old Testament, as he guides us through the realities of captaining an amateur team. Herding Cats picks its way through the minefield of an amateur's season: from the excitement and hope of pre-season nets, to the desperate scramble to gather 11 players for a frosty game on a far-flung, desolate pitch; from decoding the casual phrase 'I bat a bit', to setting a field of players who can't catch or throw; from handling the most delicate egos, to dealing with a case of the yips; from frequent moments of despair, to sudden and joyful glimpses of unexpected glory. For all those of us who recognise ourselves, our teammates, our friends and partners in the shambling joy of amateur cricket more than in the top-class international game, Campbell lights a path through a weekend world of play at the beating heart of the world's second most popular sport.

Herding Cats

A blackly comic, brutal, and truthful new play that manages to find the dark humor in the loneliness of life.

Author: Lucinda Coxon

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781848422407

Category: Drama

Page: 67

View: 782

A chillingly funny play that freeze-frames a generation negotiating intimacy and independence in the twenty-first century. Meeting the demands of twenty-first-century life is as impossible as herding cats for Justine, Michael and Saddo. Justine has an infuriating new boss; Michael chats to strangers for a living; Saddo is one of them. All three are living a comic fiction in an attempt to avoid the facts. And now Christmas is coming... ready or not.

Herding Cats

In each of the 24 cases examined in this volume, mediation was a multiparty effort, involving actors working simultaneously or sequentially.

Author: Chester A. Crocker

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781878379924

Category: Law

Page: 735

View: 122

In each of the 24 cases examined in this volume, mediation was a multiparty effort, involving actors working simultaneously or sequentially. These accounts attest to the crucial importance of coordinating and building upon the efforts of other players.

Herding Cats

Author: John A. Feudo

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780899644448

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: 158

View: 696


Association Annie

Join Association Annie as she traverses the highs and lows of leading an association.

Author: Belinda Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780646810478

Category:

Page: 52

View: 436

Join Association Annie as she traverses the highs and lows of leading an association. Share the wonders and frustrations of dealing with Boards, staff, members, volunteers, sponsors, and other stakeholders while trying desperately to turn a struggling association into something relevant and sustainable.

Herding Cats and Cougars

Designed to be comprehensive but to-the-point, the guide takes planner-facilitators of all experience levels through a host of essential topics, including "Visualize the Perfect Day," "Cultural Traditions and Differences," "The Agenda," and ...

Author: William Keens

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781608443505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 48

View: 735

This unique, 48-page book is a practical guide to planning, facilitating and managing meetings at any level of an organization. Designed to be comprehensive but to-the-point, the guide takes planner-facilitators of all experience levels through a host of essential topics, including "Visualize the Perfect Day," "Cultural Traditions and Differences," "The Agenda," and "Running the Meeting,"- all in one accessible, enjoyable guide. Don't let the opportunity to make the most of your next meeting go by without preparing yourself, your staff, your members, trustees and others for "whatever breed of cat" they are likely to face.