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Firefighter

by John Riddle

Find out what it takes to be a firefighter with character... Applicants for paid fire-fighting jobs must usually meet several requirements: *A written exam; *Tests of strength, physical stamina, coordination, and agility; and *A medical examination that includes drug screening. Training programs can help you prepare for this job--but to be a good firefighter you'll need more than any program can offer. Firefighters need character qualities like courage to face dangerous situations... Self-discipline to work hard even when they're tired... A sense of justice to protect all members of society equally... And a sense of citizenship to responsibly serve society with compassion and integrity. Do you have what it takes to do the job? Read Firefighter and decide.

Managing Difficult People: A Survival Guide for Handling Any Employee

by Michael S. Dobson Marilyn Pincus Richard Mintzer John Riddle Gary R. Mcclain Deborah S. Romaine Bob Adams

As a manager, you're sandwiched between the pressure of senior executives and the demands of your own staff members. The last thing you need is an unruly employee whose chronic "negaholic" attitude upsets your office applecart and affects the morale of your entire staff. Managing Difficult People gives you the tools you need to cope with all kinds of difficult employees. From sneaky slackers to resident office tormentors, this handy guide cuts to the chase, helping you identify and deal with specific personality types such as: # The Bully # The Complainer or Whiner # The Procrastinator # The Know-It-All # The Silent Type # The Social Butterfly # The "No People Skills" Person # The Rookie # The Overly Sensitive Person # The Manipulator It's time to take charge of all the difficult situations that come your way. Follow these positive, proactive guidelines for targeting telltale behaviors, and put an end to office strife once and for all!

Marco Polo: 13th-Century Italian Trader

by John Riddle

Trader Marco Polo was one of the first Europeans to travel to China, staying away from his homeland in Italy for 24 years before returning. After he came back to Italy, Marco wrote of his travels and adventures in East Asia in his book Il Milione, sharing his tales with other Europeans. Polo changed the way Europeans saw the world by opening their eyes to the wonderful culture and people of China. Learn the story of one of the world's most famous explorers and traders in Marco Polo: 13th-Century Italian Trader.

Robert F. Scott: British Explorer of the South Pole

by John Riddle

Robert F. Scott led two British Navy missions to explore Antarctica, each one lasting several years. On his second trip to the Antarctic, Scott and his team made it to the South Pole, but they found a group from Norway had beaten them to it. Though Scott and his team died in the cold on the way back from the South Pole, the British Navy officer and explorer is remembered today for his brave and curious spirit. Learn the story of one of Britain's most famous explorers in Robert F. Scott: British Explorer of the South Pole.

Veterinarian

by John Riddle

Find out what it takes to be a veterinarian with character... Veterinarians need many skills, including: *The ability to analyze problems; *Knowledge of new developments and techniques in veterinarian medicine; *The confidence to handle animals who are sick or injured; and *Communication skills for speaking with animal owners and other professionals. Veterinarians don't only work with animals; they also work with people. That's why these professionals need the core qualities of good character-- Integrity... Compassion... Courage... Responsibility... A sense of fairness... Self-discipline... And citizenship. A career in veterinary medicine can be both rewarding and exciting. Veterinarian will tell you more.

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