Releasing Leadership Brilliance

Breaking Sound Barriers in Education

Author: Simon T. Bailey,Marceta F. Reilly

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506390412

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 2918

What separates good leaders from brilliant ones? How do you successfully move your school or district from mediocrity to brilliance? Drawing on their expertise in business and education, the authors provide a simple, sustainable framework that will help you overcome educational inertia to reach new heights of achievement. The authors use the forces of flight as a powerful metaphor: Weight: Discover your Personal Brilliance through self-discovery Lift: Engage Collaborative Brilliance through collaboration with all stakeholders Thrust: Drive Team Brilliance by encouraging smart risks and designing potent changes Reduce Drag: Expand Student Brilliance by unleashing imagination, resilience, and hope Download the free study guide at

Personal Brilliance

Mastering the Everyday Habits that Create a Lifetime of Success

Author: Jim Canterucci

Publisher: Amacom Books

ISBN: 9780814408384

Category: Self-Help

Page: 210

View: 7655

Whatever your definition of success, you'll achieve it only when you apply four key habits to your life and work-not once in a while, or just "when the going gets tough," but every single day. Once you master that ability, you'll find that control, freedom of choice and spectacular success are yours.Personal Brilliance helps you maximize your awareness, curiosity, focus and initiative. These four traits we all have can be the catalysts for achieving your best. The secret is in consistently applying these four "habits of mind." This dynamic book features:- Easy, fun practices and processes proven to nurture the four habits- Inspiring stories of people who have dramatically improved their lives and made significant differences in their communities, homes and businesses- Proven ways to break through the barriers that stop you from being and achieving your personal best in all areas of your life.You already have what it takes to be successful. Here's how to put it to work.

Organizational Behaviour: Text and Cases, 3rd Edition

Author: Kavita Singh

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House

ISBN: 9325986698

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 8024

The third edition of Organizational Behaviour: Text and Cases offers a concise yet comprehensive coverage of the theories that determine behaviour in organizations. The relationship between effective organizational behaviour and the effective functioning of an organization is established through a clear and lucid style of presentation. With the help of necessary concepts, tools and techniques necessary for understanding behaviour in organizations, this book attempts to unfold human behaviour at four levels; starting from the individual processes and moving on to the interpersonal, organizational, and change processes. It encourages active learning through exercises, field projects and case studies, and develops competencies that are essential for becoming successful managers and effective employees in organizations. The three new chapters—Career, Planning and Management; Performance and Reward Management; and Gender Issues in Management—help readers understand organizational behaviour in the current Indian business scenario better. KEY FEATURES • Classroom-tested case studies pertaining to actual incidents from the workplace • Several examples from BPCL, HCL Technologies, Wipro, Infosys and SAP highlighting the best practices in the industry • Caselets focusing on behavioural issues in organizations • Field projects involving students in data collection and analysis • Marginalia summarizing crucial points and serving as quick references • A companion website featuring multiple-choice questions, learning objectives, an instructor’s manual, and PowerPoint lecture slides enabling effective presentation of concepts

Meditate on Your Personal Brilliance


Author: Simon Bailey

Publisher: Productivity Pro Press

ISBN: 1627230491

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 2839

In this book Simon offers 52 positive affirmations - one for each week of the year - that will show you how to ignite an internal transformation that will produce external results.

McLuhan and Baudrillard

Masters of Implosion

Author: Gary Genosko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113465586X

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 6745

Gary Genosko's timely study traces McLuhan's influence on the work of Jean Baudrillard, arguing that McLuhan's ideas have been far more influential than hitherto imagined in the development of postmodern theory. Genosko explores how McLuhan's ideas persist and are distorted through Baudrillard's work. He argues that it is through Baudrillard's influence that McLuhanism has had its greatest impact on contemporary cultural thought and practice.

The Executive's Guide to Financial Management

Improving Risk, Strategy, and Financial Performance

Author: Dewey Norton

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137511206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 421

View: 5966

A guide to expand and enhance the tools available to financial professionals to solve problems effectively, efficiently and to strengthen accounting controls. This is the result of an extensive effort to develop an innovative, highly practical approach to the task of improving financial management and cash flow.

Radical Comedy in Early Modern England

Contexts, Cultures, Performances

Author: Professor Rick Bowers

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409475018

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

View: 3685

Drawing on the generic and mythic strength of comedy and the theories of Bakhtin, Bergson, and Hobbes, this book identifies the radical nature of early modern English comedy. The satirical comedic actions that shape the "Shepherds' Play," Thomas Dekker's pamphlets, and the comic dramas of Marston, Middleton, and Jonson are all driven, Bowers points out, by an ability to criticize authority, assert plebeian culture, and insist on the complexity and innovation of human discourse. The texts examined (including The Jew of Malta, Metamorphosis of Ajax, Antonio and Mellida, Bartholomew Fair, The Alchemist, and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside) simultaneously create and employ standard comedic elements. Farce, absurdity, excess, over-the-top characters, unremitting irony, black humor, toilet humor, and tricksters of all types - such features and more combine to satirize medical, religious, and political authority and to implement necessary social change. Written with a narrative ease, Radical Comedy in Early Modern England shows how comic interventions both describe and reconfigure prevalent authority in its own time while arguing that, through early modern comedy, one can observe the changes in social behavior and understandings characteristic of the Renaissance.

Making Money Online

Author: Antonia Chitty

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0719810736

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 8199

Everyone is interested in making money from the internet, and this book shows you how. Making Money Online takes you step by step through the process of building an online profile, finding fans, creating products and making sales. From the basics of getting started, through deciding what to specialize in, to finding and keeping followers, you will find inspiring case studies and useful resources in every chapter. Antonia Chitty and Erica Douglas are successful authors and entrepreneurs. In this book they share their own experiences and those of other online business owners. If you have had enough of floundering or failing to make money online and want a serious income this book will show you how. Whether you need to earn a few pounds in your spare time to boost your budget or to make a full-time living online, this is the book for you.

The Cultural Logic of Computation

Author: David Golumbia

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674032927

Category: Computers

Page: 257

View: 5205

In The Cultural Logic of Computation, David Golumbia, who worked as a software designer for more than ten years, argues that computers are cultural "all the way down" - that there is no part of the apparent technological transformation that is not shaped by historical and cultural processes, or that escapes existing cultural politics. The Cultural Logic of Computation provides a needed corrective to the uncritical enthusiasm for computers common today in many parts of our culture.


Talent, Temperament and Opportunity

Author: Bill Bolton,John Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136217908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 6025

If you have an interest in things entrepreneurial and wonder if you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, then this book is written for you. Authors Bill Bolton and John Thompson offer a unique focus, seeing everything through the eyes of the entrepreneur. This refreshed third edition is split into two fascinating parts. Part I builds an understanding of the entrepreneur as a person based on the key factors of talent and temperament - a unique framework for understanding and exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities. The process of starting and growing a business and the infrastructure and environment in which the entrepreneur has to operate, are described in detail. Part II tells the stories of famous entrepreneurs including classic figures such as Henry Ford, through to social entrepreneurs and even anti-social entrepreneurs such as Al Capone! This insightful, empirically based, original take on the entrepreneur, and thereby entrepreneurship, provides students with a new and challenging way into the subject.

The Rise and Fall of the Ancient Israelite States

Author: Martin Sicker

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275980122

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 9810

Constructs a plausible political history of the ancient Israelite states from the vantage point of a political analysis.

The Way of Aiki

A Path of Unity, Confluence and Harmony

Author: Jose Carlos Escobar

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425171966

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 5305

This book presents Aikido in plain English, clarifying its most important concepts, and helping you understand it and the meaning of its practice.

The Nature of a House

Building a World that Works

Author: George M. Woodwell

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610911377

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 7838

Is it possible for a group of the world’s most respected environmental scientists to truly practice what they preach? Can their expertise in climate change help them in transforming an old house and its nine acres into their new office building and campus—a building that is as energy efficient as possible, uses local materials, and generates all of the energy it consumes? In this candid, charming, and informative book, the director of the renowned Woods Hole Research Center tells a story that will interest anyone who has ever thought about doing a “green” rehab, has tried to build green, or just wonders what’s actually possible. The Woods Hole Research Center is an international leader in identifying the causes and consequences of environmental change. When the WHRC needed a new administration building, its scientists and staff decided that the building should utilize “state-of-the-shelf” green building techniques and materials. However, the new office had to conform with the laws and building codes of the time, and with materials that were then available—no matter how frustrating these requirements were to the resident scientists and contractors. The author, George M. Woodwell, founder of the WHRC, was intimately involved in the design and construction of the Gilman Ordway Campus, which was completed in 2003. He details the challenges they faced, but also puts the building in a larger context, not only within the work of the Center and the tradition of Woods Hole, but in the global need to minimize our carbon emissions and overall environmental impact. Building a world that works requires rethinking how we design, reuse, and live in the built environment while preserving the functional integrity of the landscape.

Cicero, "Philippics" 3-9

Edited with Introduction, Translation and Commentary. Volume 1: Introduction, Text and Translation, References and Indexes. Volume 2: Commentary

Author: Gesine Manuwald

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110920476

Category: History

Page: 1117

View: 4917

The two-volume edition provides the first comprehensive scholarly commentary on seven central orations from the corpus of Cicero’s Philippics. These orations against Mark Antony are an important testimony to the critical final phase of the Roman Republic. The notes on each speech explain linguistic, literary and historical issues (vol. 2). They are based on a revised Latin text with facing English translation as well as a detailed introduction dealing with problems relevant to the whole corpus (vol. 1).

Mirrors and Masks

The Search for Identity

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412828802

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 2578

Mirrors and Masks shows that thefusion of theoretical approaches benefits the analyses of many scholars. Identity as a conceptis as elusive as everyone's sense of his own personal identity. Each sees himselfmirrored in the judgments of others. The masks he presents to the world are fashioned upon hisanticipations of judgments. This book uses the notion of identity to organie materials andthoughts about certain aspects of problems traditionally intriguing to socialpsychologists.

Imperial Tombs in Tang China, 618-907

The Politics of Paradise

Author: Tonia Eckfeld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134415559

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 9001

Intellectually and visually stimulating, this important landmark book looks at the religious, political, social and artistic significance of the Imperial tombs of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). It traces the evolutionary development of the most elaborately beautiful imperial tombs to examine fundamental issues on death and the afterlife in one of the world's most sophisticated civilizations. Selected tombs are presented in terms of their structure, artistic programs and their purposes. The author sets the tombs in the context of Chinese attitudes towards the afterlife, the politics of mausoleum architecture, and the artistic vocabulary which was becoming the mainstream of Chinese civilization.

Cultural Economy

Cultural Analysis and Commercial Life

Author: Paul du Gay,Michael Pryke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144622578X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5978

Phrases such as `corporate culture', `market culture' and the `knowledge economy', have now become familiar clarion calls in the world of work. They are calls that have echoed through organizations and markets. Clearly something is happening to the ways markets and organizations are being represented and intervened in and this signals a need to reassess their very constitution. In particular, the once clean divide that placed the economy, dealt with mainly by economists, on one side, and culture, addressed chiefly by those in anthropology, sociology and the other `cultural sciences', on the other, can no longer hold. This volume presents the work of an international group of academics from a range of disciplines including sociology, media and cultural studies, social anthropology and geography, all of whom are involved not only in thinking `culture' into the economy but thinking culture and economy together.

From Knowledge to Intelligence

Creating Competitive Advantage in the Next Economy

Author: Helen N. Rothberg,G. Scott Erickson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750677627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 365

View: 5846

In the New Economy, intelligence will be essential for firms to gain competitive advantage not just information or knowledge. Competitive intelligence, or the strategic gathering of knowledge about competitors, climate, trends, new products, has a long and successful history of generating competitive advantage. In this book, Rothberg and Erickson demonstrate how corporations can combine their competitive intelligence gathering with their internal knowledge management gathering into one dynamic system. Using real-world cases from the corporate world, the authors show how the strategic use of this combined system generates measurable competitive advantage. Topics covered include how be develop your strategy for sharing and gathering knowledge across the value chain, sustainable product development and innovation, manufacturing improvement, CRM and marketing, and developing a corporate-wide global knowledge strategy. *The first book to show how competitive intelligence practices can add value to knowledge management systems *Written for practitioners, the book is filled with real examples from the corporate world *Demonstrates how corporations can use internal and external information gathering strategically to gain competitive advantage

Dark Nights of the Soul

A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals

Author: Thomas Moore

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101097380

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 5302

Every human life is made up of the light and the dark, the happy and the sad, the vital and the deadening. How you think about this rhythm of moods makes all the difference. Our lives are filled with emotional tunnels: the loss of a loved one or end of a relationship, aging and illness, career disappointments or just an ongoing sense of dissatisfaction with life. Society tends to view these “dark nights” in clinical terms as obstacles to be overcome as quickly as possible. But Moore shows how honoring these periods of fragility as periods of incubation and positive opportunities to delve the soul’s deepest needs can provide healing and a new understanding of life’s meaning. Dark Nights of the Soul presents these metaphoric dark nights not as the enemy, but as times of transition, occasions to restore yourself, and transforming rites of passage, revealing an uplifting and inspiring new outlook on such topics as: • The healing power of melancholy • The sexual dark night and the mysteries of matrimony • Finding solace during illness and in aging • Anxiety, anger, and temporary Insanities • Linking creativity, spirituality, and emotional struggles • Finding meaning and beauty in the darkness