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.
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.
A Contrastive Genre Analysis of State-citizen Communication
Author: Anne Barron
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Public information messages are an important means of state-citizen communication in today's societies. Using this genre, citizens are directed to never ever drink and drive, to slow down and to learn to say no. Yet, this book presents the first in-depth analysis of public information messages from a linguistic perspective, and indeed also from a cross-cultural perspective. Specifically, the study, adopting genre analysis, contrasts a corpus of state-run national public information campaigns in Germany and Ireland. A taxonomy of moves is developed inductively and the interactional features of the genre are analysed and related to the context of use. The comprehensive discussion of theoretical and methodological issues, the in-depth analysis and the extensive bibliography make this book of interest to researchers and students in (contrastive) discourse analysis, (cross-cultural) pragmatics, contrastive rhetoric, advertising, social psychology, mass communication and media studies. Copy-writers will also profit from the insights gained, particularly within the context of an increase in Europe-wide public information campaigns.
How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Author: Chip Heath,Dan Heath
Publisher: Crown Business
Category: Business & Economics
Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems—the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort—but if it is overcome, change can come quickly. In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people—employees and managers, parents and nurses—have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results: ● The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients. ● The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping. ● The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service. In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.
Author: Chiara Gianollo,Agnes Jäger,Doris Penka
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Bringing together diachronic research from a variety of perspectives, notably typology, formal syntax and semantics, this volume focuses on the interplay of syntactic and semantic factors in language change - an issue so far largely neglected both in (mostly lexical) historical semantics as well as historical syntax, but recently brought into focus by grammaticalization theory as well as Minimalist diachronic syntax. The contributions draw on data from numerous Indo-European languages including Vedic Sanskrit, Middle Indic, Greek as well as English and German, and discuss a range of phenomena such as change in negation markers, indefinite articles, quantifiers, modal verbs, argument structure among others. The papers analyze diachronic evidence in the light of contemporary syntactic and semantic theory, addressing the crucial 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.
Jill Ker Conway at Smith, 1975-1985
Author: David A. Greene
This study analyzes how Jill Ker Conway, first woman president of Smith College, implemented programmatic initiatives and changes to Smith's institutional culture that fit with her vision for higher education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Author: Miss Read
Even a small English village can’t escape growing pains. “If you’ve ever enjoyed a visit to Mitford, you’ll relish a visit to Fairacre.” (Jan Karon, #1 New York Times–bestselling author). Times are changing in the charming downland village of Fairacre, and Miss Read isn’t certain that it's all for the best. The new commuter lifestyle has caused a drop in attendance at the local school, and officials are threatening closure. Miss Read worries about the failing health of Dolly Clare. Vegetable gardens have given way to trips to the Caxley markets, and the traditional village fete now includes a prize for best quiche. With her trademark patience and good humor, Miss Read hopes for the best and plans for the worst as the village grows increasingly modern. Despite all the innovations, Fairacre still retains its essential elements: gentle wit, good manners, and the comfort of caring neighbors. “The characters and settings are as familiar and comfortable as old shoes. . . . Read writes with deep affection about what she knows and never succumbs to the temptation of clichés. An occasional visit to Fairacre offers a restful change from the frenetic pace of the contemporary world.” —Publishers Weekly “For the devoted following: a soothing oasis of tidy living for the frazzled reader weary of an untidy world.” —Kirkus Reviews
Constructing a Partnership between Human Rights and Peace-Building
Author: Goran Gunner,Kjell-Ake 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.
Theory and Practice
Author: Nazim H. Madhavji,Juan Fernandez-Ramil,Dewayne Perry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Evolution of software has long been recognized as one of the most problematic and challenging areas in the field of software engineering, as evidenced by the high, often up to 60-80%, life-cycle costs attributed to this activity over the life of a software system. Studies of software evolution are central to the understanding and practice of software development. Yet it has received relatively little attention in the field of software engineering. This book focuses on topics aimed at giving a scientific insight into the aspect of software evolution and feedback. In summary, the book covers conceptual, phenomenological, empirical, technological and theoretical aspects of the field of software evolution - with contributions from the leading experts. This book delivers an up-to-date scientific understanding of what software evolution is, to show why it is inevitable for real world applications, and it demonstrates the role of feedback in software development and maintenance. The book also addresses some of the phenomenological and technological underpinnings and includes rules and guidelines for increased software evolvability and, in general, sustainability of the evolution process. Software Evolution and Feedback provides a long overdue, scientific focus on software evolution and the role of feedback in the software process, making this the indispensable guide for all software practitioners, researchers and managers in the software industry.
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.
Narrative Strategies in Ecclesiastes
Author: Eric S. Christianson
Publisher: A&C Black
Using a variety of approaches from art criticism to structuralist analysis, this book draws out largely neglected narrative elements of Qoheleth's text, including the strategies of framing, autobiography and the 'use' of Solomon. In locating the self as the central concern of this narrative, Christianson shows that although Qoheleth passionately observes the world's transience, he desires that his own image be fixed and remembered. His story is thereby concerned with identity and the formation of character. In the guise of Solomon that concern is almost satirical and somewhat playful. Through the strategy of the frame narrative the complex relations of all such elements are brought into question, particularly the reader's relation to the framed material, as well as the relation of the framer to the one framed.
Author: Sol Tax
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Social Science
The scientific study of human evolution and culture is about a hundred years old. This volume surveys its achievements and methods. Originally published more than forty years ago, the volume's contributors include people who have shaped anthropology's future. As Gluckman says in his Preface, the contributions "point to the horizons of increasing understanding of man, his evolution and his social setting, as seen by a rising generation of scholars." The book includes chapters on how man gradually became different from other primates--on the origin and nature of language and its contribution to our peculiarities as human beings. It surveys the long history of human culture and societies and the theories about their similarities and differences; it discusses human equality and inequality, and it considers, from the anthropologist's point of view, economics, politics, law, religion, medicine, and the arts. In recent decades the various branches of anthropology--physical, cultural, psychological, and social--have become more specialized, and each branch is increasingly linking itself to its appropriate cognate, biological, psychological, or social sciences. Yet there remains a central common field to anthropology, as the science of man, for practitioners in all its branches. This book develops that common interest and deals with the specific problems of various parts of the field. The book brings out the basic nature of anthropology and the extraordinary fascination that lies in the systematic study of the exuberant variety of human societies and customs. Sol Tax (1907-1995) was Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He was widely known as the founder of the journal Current Anthropology and for his work with Native Americans, particularly the Fox and Sauk Indians. Max Gluckman (1911-1975) was head of the department of social anthropology and sociology at the University of Manchester. He is well known for his many books and articles on the peoples of South and Central Africa and on social anthropology in general.
(en)gendering the Quest
Author: Sara Steinert Borella
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Literary Criticism
Ella Maillart traveled throughout Asia in the 1930s and 1940s and wrote fascinating travel books about her experiences. Her books, once best sellers in French and English, have since fallen into the margins of literary studies. The Travel Narratives of "Ella Maillart: (En)Gendering the Quest" offers an in-depth analysis of Maillart's travel narratives in the context of colonial and postcolonial theory and gender studies. Sara Steinert Borella's comparative study focuses on competing modes of discourse, modes of transport, and the dual nature of the journey. Her critical analysis explores questions of gender, genre, and nationality as she inscribes Ella Maillart onto the map of twentieth-century travel writers.
With a Review of the Policy of the United States Government which Led to the War of 1812
Author: Theodore Dwight
Publisher: New York : N. & J. White
Category: Hartford Convention