From the renowned author team that has been writing market-leading business statistics textbooks for more than 20 years, ESSENTIALS OF MODERN BUSINESS STATISTICS, 6TH EDITION provides a brief introduction to business statistics. The text balances a conceptual understanding of statistics with the real-world application of statistical methodology using problem-scenarios and real-life examples. Microsoft Excel 2013 is integrated throughout the text. Step-by-step instructions and screen captures demonstrate how to most effectively use the latest version of Excel in statistical procedures, while numerous exercises give readers hands-on experience putting what they learn into practice. The Sixth Edition is packed with all-new Case Problems, Statistics in Practice applications, and real data examples and exercises.
When asked to define the ideal leader, many would emphasize traits such as intelligence, toughness, determination, and visionthe qualities traditionally associated with leadership. Often left off the list are softer, more personal qualitiesbut they are also essential. Although a certain degree of analytical and technical skill is a minimum requirement for success, studies indicate that emotional intelligence may be the key attribute that distinguishes outstanding performers from those who are merely adequate. Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman first brought the term "emotional intelligence" to a wide audience with his 1995 book of the same name, and Goleman first applied the concept to business with a 1998 classic Harvard Business Review article. In his research at nearly 200 large, global companies, Goleman found that truly effective leaders are distinguished by a high degree of emotional intelligence. Without it, a person can have first-class training, an incisive mind, and an endless supply of good ideas, but he or she still won't be a great leader. The chief components of emotional intelligenceself-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skillcan sound unbusinesslike, but Goleman found direct ties between emotional intelligence and measurable business results.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.