Web 2.0 for Development
Author: Holly Ashley
Category: Business & Economics
There are dozens of emerging interactive web applications and services (often referred to as the participatory web, or Web 2.0). This title addresses such questions as how can Web 2.0 applications be integrated with participatory development approaches and how can they facilitate and contribute to people's participation and decision-making.
Balancing Your Energy Through Palmistry, Chakras & Mudras
Author: Sandra Kynes
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
We hold an extraordinary power in our hands--the power to change, heal, and grow into our fullest potential. By focusing your intention and directing energy with your hands, you can deepen your self-understanding and manifest positive change to create a happier, more healthful life. Popular author Sandra Kynes invites you to experience a unique and transformative blend of energy work that combines the wisdom of palmistry with the power of the elements. Discover new, invigorating ways to activate and direct life force energy for healing and enlightenment with easy techniques and activities involving palmistry, chakras, meditations, and mudras (specific hand positions). Identify your elemental archetype for a better understanding of your personality and life path Interpret your palm's shape, your Heart and Life lines, your finger lengths, and more to discover and spark your innate potential Use crystals to open your hand chakras and bring your elemental energy into balance Bringing together aspects of Reiki, traditional Chinese healing methods, meditation, and a progressive form of energy work, Change at Hand is an inspiring and powerful guide that will help you find your inner path, experience greater health and wellness, and evolve into your true self.
Author: Paul Thomas Keenan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Embracing Change is a collection of poems written while he was sampling life, and the inspiration for his poems are subjects he cares about, like how dreams are valued by the individual and the making of America. His poems range from the insight of a dream to the cumbersome feat of telling a lie. All his poems are opinions derived from his life experiences and his feelings of the poetic majesties of nature, society, and the human condition, while taking the images of nature and subjects like that of the ecosystem along with ethical right and moral judgment to produce poems that he finds are compelling and prudent to today’s society.
Large Scale Reorganisation of Schools
Author: Keith Pocklington,Michael Wallace
Why is educational change becoming more complex? Are there patterns in this complexity? How may managers cope effectively with complex educational change? This book investigates initiatives to reorganise school systems, involving highly emotive closures and mergers. It reveals how reorganisation was a complex change to manage because it was large-scale, componential, systematic, differentially impacting and context dependent. These characteristics affected management tasks, generating ambiguity in the change process that limited managers' capacity to control it. The authors offer four management themes as realistic strategies for coping with complex educational change: *orchestration *flexible planning and coordination *culture building and communication *differentiated support Managing Complex Educational Change is essential reading for all concerned with educational change - managers in schools and colleges, students on advanced courses, trainers, local and regional administrators, academics and policy makers. The research has general implications for the theory and practice of managing complex change.
Why Some Technologies Take Off and Others Crash and Burn
Author: Pip Coburn
Category: Business & Economics
The ultimate guide to predicting winners and losers in high technology Pip Coburn became famous for writing some of the liveliest reports on Wall Street. He quoted everyone from Machiavelli to HAL, Anaïs Nin to Yoda, Einstein to Gandhi. But along with the quirky writing, he consistently delivered sharp insights into technology trends and helped investors pick stocks with long-term potential. After years of studying countless winners and losers, Coburn has come up with a simple idea that explains why some technologies become huge hits (iPods, DVD players, Netflix), but others never reach more than a tiny audience (Segways, video phones, tablet PCs). He says that people are only willing to change when the pain of their current situation outweighs the perceived pain of trying something new. In other words, technology demands a change in habits, and that’s the leading cause of failure for countless cool inventions. Too many tech companies believe in "build it and they will come"— build something better and people will beat a path to your door. But, as Coburn shows, most potential users are afraid of new technologies, and they need a really great reason to change. The Change Function is an irreverent look at how this pattern plays out in countless sectors, from computers to cell phones to digital TV recorders. It will be an invaluable book for people who create and invest in new technologies.
Author: Diane Dormant,Joe Lee
Category: Organizational change
A how-to-guide to get others in your organization to accept new technologies, processes, regulations, management, etc.
A sociolinguistic approach to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch
Author: Gijsbert Rutten,Marijke J. van der Wal
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The study of letter writing is at the heart of the historical-sociolinguistic enterprise. Private letters, in particular, offer an unprecedented view on language history. This book presents an in-depth study of the language of letters focussing on a unique collection of Dutch private letters from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which comprises letters from the lower, middle and upper ranks, written by men as well as women. The book discusses the key issues of formulaic language and the degree of orality of private letters, it questions the importance of letter-writing manuals, and reveals remarkable patterns of social, regional and gender variation in a wide range of linguistic features. Arguing for writing experience as an important factor in historical linguistics generally, the book offers numerous new perspectives on the history of Dutch. The monograph is of interest to a wide readership, ranging from scholars of historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, Germanic linguistics, sociology and social history to (advanced) graduate and postgraduate students in courses on language variation and change.
Publisher: Author House
In search of true virtue is written in the spirit of engagement, and not indoctrination. It is intended to engage the reader, rather than dictating to the reader what ought to be. As life is full of mysteries and speculations, followers and conformers are bound to get the short end of the stick. This book is a culmination of multiple and diverse schools of thought, ranging from music, gymnastics, mass-media, philosophy, politics, religion, social sciences, mathematics, relationships to love, and many more related subjects of human interest. All these above-mentioned disciplines have inspired this noble crusade to seek true virtue, for without it - there is no hope for humanity at salvation. The book's key argument and submission is that, if something is upright, it is upright, and if something is tilted, it is tilted, it does not matter the amount of noise one can nake in contestation of that premise. The book is more a social and spiritual movement aimed at conscience, and sparking the nerve to re-examine our loyalties and allegiances in life. This book is not just a semi-literary work intending to pass some few good comments, and leave things at that. The idea is for people to get into the habit of observation, analysis, reflection and examination. In all we do, we ought to return to ourselves and ask this question - is this the best I have to offer, or was that the best I could do? The book intends to facilitate discourse with regard to spiritual engineering from a social and partly philosophical perspective, and not from the traditional-religious perspective. Enjoy.
A Guide to Effective Implementation
Author: James McCalman
Category: Business & Economics
This new and updated edition of the highly successful MBA and undergraduate text on change management uses current examples with a strategic focus to guide students through the issues and processes associated with managing change. The new edition: - provides a framework for applying different models to different scenarios; - offers proactive approaches to change that relate to business performance; - gives practical, step-by-step means of handling change; - illustrates with up-to-date real-life case studies. Students using Change Management will gain a greater understanding that effective solutions to change problems need to combine technological, organizational and p
Author: Søren Bjønness
Publisher: Haupt Verlag AG
Constructing a Partnership between Human Rights and Peace-Building
Author: Göran Gunner,Kjell-Åke Nordquist
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In a world where armed conflict, repression, and authoritarian rule are too frequent, human rights and peace-building present key concepts and agendas for the global and local struggle for peace and development. But are these agendas congruent? Do they support each other? Many organizations, states, and individuals have experienced how priorities of one agenda create friction with the other. For instance, are justice and reconciliation incompatible goals? If not, do they lead to counteracting initiatives? How can local and international actors develop support to societies that search a way out of violence and repression without violating universal moral standards, in an imperfect and resource-scarce situation? This study departs from the view that both human rights and peace-building are agendas with specific and unique contributions. In order to deal with overlapping claims that the two agendas sometimes formulate, in both conflict and post-conflict situations, this study suggests specific approaches in order to create synergy effects of agenda cooperation.
Author: Chiara Gianollo,Agnes Jäger,Doris Penka
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This volume focuses on the interplay of syntactic and semantic factors in language change. The contributions draw on data from numerous Indo-European languages and address the question of how syntactic and semantic change are linked and whether both are governed by similar constraints, principles and systematic mechanisms. The volume will appeal to scholars in historical linguistics and formal theories of syntax and semantics.
Author: Ellen Auster,K. Wylie,Michael Valente
Category: Business & Economics
This book provides a practical, action-orientated, comprehensive approach which enables change leaders to successfully navigate current change challenges while building long-run change capabilities. It covers strategic drivers, building commitment, leveraging existing assets, navigating the politics and emotions of change, implementation and creating ongoing learning, and offers a unique value proposition that integrates and extends leading edge thinking.
A Mathematical Theory with Applications to Warfare and Pursuit, Control and Optimization
Author: Rufus Isaacs
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Definitive work draws on game theory, calculus of variations, and control theory to solve an array of problems: military, pursuit and evasion, athletic contests, many more. Detailed examples, formal calculations. 1965 edition.
Integrating Public Policy and Management
Author: Jodi Sandfort,Stephanie Moulton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Political Science
A unique approach to policy implementation with essential guidance and useful tools Effective Implementation in Practice: Integrating Public Policy and Management presents an instrumental approach to implementation analysis. By spanningpolicy fields, organizations, and frontline conditions in implementation systems, this book provides a robust foundation for policy makers, public and nonprofit managers and leaders. Detailed case studies enable readers to identify key intervention points, become more strategic, and improve outcomes. The engaging style and specific examples provide a bridge to practice, while diagrams, worksheets, and other tools included in the appendix help managers apply these ideas to team meetings, operational planning, and program assessment and refinement. Policy and program implementation is fraught with challenges as public and nonprofit leaders juggle organizational missions and stakeholder expectations while managing policy and program impact and effectiveness. Using their own experience in practice, teaching, and research, the authors empower policy and program implementers to recognize their essential roles within the workplace and help them cultivate the analytical and social skills necessary to change. Understand how program or policy technology constitutes the core of implementation Study a conceptual framework encompassing power dynamics, culture, relationships in the field and the rules that are operating during program and policy implementation Discover a multilevel approach that identifies key points of strategic action at various levels and settings of the implementation system and assesses implementation success The integration of policy and management mindsets gives readers an insightful yet accessible understanding of implementation, allowing them to achieve the potent results desired by the public. For those in senior positions at federal agencies to local staff at nonprofit organizations, Effective Implementation in Practice: Integrating Public Policy and Management provides an invaluable one-stop resource.
Author: Zhu, Xi
Publisher: University Press of America
Chu Hsi (1130-1200), the renowned Chinese philosopher, lived during what is sometimes referred to as a "renaissance" in Chinese historyoa time of commercial expansion and intellectual innovation. Available for the first time in English, Chu Hsi's Sequel to Reflections on Things at Hand (Su chin-ssu-lu) is a collection of his sayings and writings, including personal letters, complete with commentaries and biographical notes. Wittenborn's Introduction provides a historical context for Chu Hsi's work and Neo-Confucianism. Contents: Introduction; The Background of Chu Hsi's Philosophy; The Metaphysical Dimension of Chu Hsi's Philosophy; The Psychological Dimension of Chu Hsi's Philosophy; The Su chin-ssu-lu."
The Project Manager’S Guide to Stakeholder Management
Author: R. Andrew Davison
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
Project Pre-Check FastPath - The Project Managers Guide to Stakeholder Management The original Project Pre-Check was published in 2007 as a planning, governance and project assessment practice for project stakeholders. It provides the structure, roadmaps and resources to leverage proven best practices and ensure project success for all stakeholders. Since that time, project managers have asked for a version of Project Pre-Check that addresses their specific needs. They recognized that stakeholder management is an often overlooked yet critical part of the project managers tool kit. They were looking for examples of other projects and circumstances and tips and techniques to help them shape their stakeholder groups into effective guiding coalitions. This book, Project Pre-Check FastPath, is our response to that need.
From the States of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island; the Counties of Cheshire and Grafton, in the State of New Hampshire; and the County of Windham, in the State of Vermont; Convened at Hartford, in the State of Connecticut, December 15th, 1814
Category: New England
Containing Proceedings of the Hartford Convention of Delegates; Report of the Commissioners While at Washington; Letters from Massachusetts Members in Congress. Letter from the Governor of Pennsylvania; Report and Resolutions of Pennsylvania State. Letter of Governor of New-Jersey, Inclosing Sundry Papers. Letter of Governor of New-York, Inclosing Sundry Papers, Relating to Amendments of the Constitution, Proposed by Massachusetts
Author: Massachusetts. General Court. Senate
Category: United States