Business Due Diligence Strategies provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on key strategies for handling the due diligence process in today's mergers and acquisitions. Featuring partners from some of the nation's leading law firms, these experts discuss recent trends in M&A and explain how the diligence process has evolved in response to these noteworthy developments. These top lawyers reveal their advice on evaluating a business, meeting client expectations, and updating due diligence strategies. From navigating disclosure limitations to understanding the impact of the current economic climate, these authors offer tips on conducting diligence in today's business arena. These leaders also discuss how technological advancements are improving efficiency and decreasing costs during the due diligence process. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts around the keys to success within this ever-evolving area of law.
The United States has anticipated and averted countless attacks from terrorist groupsâ€”thanks in large part to the extralegal counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce. But in The Insider Threat, a much more insidious evil is about to shatter the false sense of safety surrounding civilized nations.
Although considered the best approach to motivation in terms of theoretical soundness for some 25 years, expectancy theory was considered lacking in applications. This book presents an application model that gives practical value to the expectancy theory of motivation, thus enabling managers to use it to improve individual and organizational performance. While other theories of motivation provide a theoretical framework for thinking about and understanding what motivates people in the workplace, the application model presented here for the expectancy theory of motivation goes well beyond this to provide a practical framework for diagnosing and solving individual motivation problems. Emphasis is not on simple motivation problems with straightforward solutions, but instead the focus is on how to handle difficult motivation problems, and how to deal with them in difficult circumstances, such as when the manager does not have all of the resources or authority needed to solve the problem. The application model has a bottom-line, problem-solving orientation with a focus on the individuality of employees. The book describes specific things managers can say and do to identify potential and existing motivation problems in the early stages before they get out of hand. Techniques for determining the causes of individual motivation problems are presented. Practical solution approaches are offered, along with guidelines of choosing solutions that match problem causes and suggestions for effectively implementing the solutions. The core of the application model is found in a one-on-one format for managers to follow in working with individual employees to jointly identify motivation problems, causes, and solutions. The principal contribution of the application model rests with the special ways presented for dealing with difficult motivation problems when the manager's hands are tied relative to the solutions that can be offered.
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