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Buy and Hold Is Dead

by Thomas H. Kee

An eye-opening look at how investors can take control of their financial lifeBuy and Hold Is Dead provides actionable strategies and disciplines, which can be used to earn positive results in any market environment. Money managers rarely outperform the stock market over time, and this has become a sticking point for many people as our uneven economic landscape continues to unfold. This timely guide is designed around a step-by-step educational process in which traders and investors lean how they can protect their wealth and make money regardless of market direction. The goal of Buy and Hold Is Dead is twofold: to dispel old-school investment techniques and to show you how to maximize your returns without sacrificing time or lifestyle and without the use of a money manager.Identifies the duration of the current economic down cycle and warns of a Greater DepressionEncourages readers to use proactive trading strategies that can protect their wealth and make them money in any market environmentDiscusses why investors cannot afford to rely on the selfish guidelines imposed by big brokers and money managersLosing less is never a winning strategy, and this book skillfully addresses why it should not be considered a positive result despite relative market performance.

The Business of Value Investing

by Sham M. Gad

A blueprint to successful value investingSuccessful value investors have an ingrained mental framework through which all investments decisions are made. This framework, which stems from the father of value investing, Benjamin Graham-who believed that investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike-can put you in a better position to improve the overall performance of your portfolio.Written by Sham Gad-founder of the Gad Partners Funds, a value-focused investment partnership inspired by the 1950s Buffett Partnerships-The Business of Value Investing effectively examines the fundamental tenants of this approach and skillfully illustrates the six essential elements of the entire process. Opening with some informative discussions of how value investing focuses more on buying a piece of a business, and less on buying a company's stock, this reliable resource quickly moves on to detail exactly what it takes to become a successful value investor.Outlines the six essential elements required for a successful risk averse value investment approachContains case studies that illustrate how to approach investing in an intelligent, businesslike fashionWalks you through the pitfalls that most investors initially fall intoWith The Business of Value Investing as your guide, you'll quickly become familiar with one of the most effective investment strategies ever created.

Enterprise Risk Management and COSO

by Harry Cendrowski William C. Mair

Praise for Enterprise Risk Management and COSO: A Guide for Directors, Executives, and Practitioners"Enterprise Risk Management and COSO is a comprehensive reference book that presents core management of risk tools in a helpful and organizedway. If you are an internal auditor who is interested in risk management, exploring this book is one of the best ways to gain an understanding of enterprise risk management issues."--Naly de Carvalho, FSA Times"This book represents a unique guide on how to manage many of the critical components that constitute an organization's corporate defense program."--Sean Lyons, Corporate Defense Management (CDM) professional"This book provides a comprehensive analysis of enterprise risk management and is invaluable to anyone working in the risk management arena. It provides excellent information regarding the COSO framework, control components, control environment, and quantitative risk assessment methodologies. It is a great piece of work."--J. Richard Claywell, CPA, ABV, CVA, CM&AA, CFFA, CFD"As digital information continues its exponential growth and more systems become interconnected, the demand and need for proper risk management will continue to increase. I found the book to be very informative, eye-opening, and very pragmatic with an approach to risk management that will not only add value to all boards who are maturing and growing this capability, but also will provide them with competitive advantage in this important area of focus."--David Olivencia, President, Hispanic IT Executive CouncilOptimally manage your company's risks, even in the worst of economic conditions.There has never been a stronger need for sound risk management than now. Today's organizations are expected to manage a variety of risks that were unthinkable a decade ago. Insightful and compelling, Enterprise Risk Management and COSO reveals how to:Successfully incorporate enterprise risk management into your organization's cultureFoster an environment that rewards open discussion of risks rather than concealment of themQuantitatively model risks and effectiveness of internal controlsBest discern where risk management resources should be dedicated to minimize occurrence of risk-based eventsTest predictive models through empirical data

Ethnography Essentials

by Julian Murchison

A comprehensive and practical guide to ethnographic research, this book guides you through the process, starting with the fundamentals of choosing and proposing a topic and selecting a research design. It describes methods of data collection (taking notes, participant observation, interviewing, identifying themes and issues, creating ethnographic maps and tables and charts, and referring to secondary sources) and analyzing and writing ethnography (sorting and coding data, answering questions, choosing a presentation style, and assembling the ethnography). Although content is focused on producing written ethnography, many of the principles and methods discussed here also apply to other forms of ethnographic presentation, including ethnographic film.Designed to give basic hands-on experience in the overall ethnography research process, Ethnography Essentials covers a wealth of topics, enabling anyone new to ethnography research to successfully explore the excitement and challenges of field research.

Fortify Your Sales Force

by Renie Mcclay

How can organizations provide the right sales training to the right sales people at the right time? This book is filled with a diverse collection of case studies from top companies and provides a practical road map and the proven tools for organizations that want to implement a winning sales training program. The book offers helpful techniques and tips on how to successfully execute sales training with limited resources and cut budgets. It provides how-to guidelines for successful sales training in a down economy. It is written by 13 experts who have experience selling and have managed sales people. The contributors have combined experience of improving sales performance of over 120 years.The book contributors are Bob Rickert, Jim Graham, Teresa Hiatt, Michael Rockelmann, Maris Edelson, Susan Onaitis, Susanne Conrad, Rick Wills, Ken Phillips, Trish Uhl, Gary Summy, Lanie Jordan, and Renie McClay.

The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning

by John C. Bogle Taylor Larimore Laura F. Dogu Mel Lindauer Richard A. Ferri

The Bogleheads are back-with retirement planning advice for those who need it!Whatever your current financial situation, you must continue to strive for a viable retirement plan by finding the most effective ways to save, the best accounts to save in, and the right amount to save, as well as understanding how to insure against setbacks and handle the uncertainties of a shaky economy.Fortunately, the Bogleheads, a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, are here to help. Filled with valuable advice on a wide range of retirement planning issues, including some pearls of wisdom from Bogle himself, The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning has everything you need to succeed at this endeavor.Explains the different types of savings accounts and retirement plansOffers insights on managing and funding your retirement accountsDetails efficient withdrawal strategies that could help you maintain a comfortable retirement lifestyleAddresses essential estate planning and gifting issuesWith The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning, you'll discover exactly what it takes to secure your financial future, today.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital Field Guide

by Brian Mclernon

Easy-to-understand techniques for getting the most from your Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLRAt nearly $3,000 for the body only, the Canon 5D Mark II DSLR is for amateurs and semi-professionals who are serious about taking great photos-and this go-anywhere guide shares insight for doing just that. Authors Charlotte Lowrie and Brian McLernon walk you step by step through each function on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, going into more depth and scope than the standard manual that accompanies the camera.Portable and easy to understand, the book shows you how to get the exact show you want, when you want them, and is packed with more than 200 beautiful color photos.Includes step-by-step techniques and professional tips on taking exceptional photos with your Canon EOS 5D Mark IIReviews how to better understand the various functions and potential of your Canon EOS 5D Mark IIFeatures samples of inspirational photos taken by the authorWith so much helpful advice for getting the most out of your Canon EOS 5D Mark II, you'll be referencing this guide again and again.

The Trader's Great Gold Rush

by James Digeorgia

THE TRADER'S GREAT GOLD RUSH"James DiGeorgia is the best expert I know when it comes to investing in gold bullion. ¿This is not your father's gold market anymore, so getting the right information from the right people is key to helping you succeed as a gold investor."--Tom Mcclellan, Editor, The McClellan Market Report, ¿#1 Ranked Ten-Year Gold Timer (1999-2008)¿"James DiGeorgia is a stalwart of precious metals. He draws on a lifetime of interest and commitment in The Trader's Great Gold Rush to inform you about 'tricks of the trade' that will come in handy as you seek to protect yourself from the looming solvency crisis of the U.S. government. This is a good book. But you have to read it now. Don't wait for the movie."--JAMES DAVIDSON, founder, Agora, Inc., and Editor, Strategic InvestmentThroughout history, gold has been a safe haven in times of political and economic crisis. Right now, gold's fundamentals are remarkably strong, says veteran commodities market analyst James DiGeorgia. In fact, gold is poised to boom--reaching, DiGeorgia predicts, as high as $2,500.From the fundamentals of investing in the gold market to the 17 common pitfalls to avoid, The Trader's Great Gold Rush tells you everything you need to know to take advantage of the coming surge in gold.This is the perfect time to invest in gold.And this book will show you how.

Stop Acting Rich

by Thomas J. Stanley

The bestselling author of The Millionaire Next Door reveals easy ways to build real wealthWith well over two million of his books sold, and huge praise from many media outlets, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley is a recognized and highly respected authority on how the wealthy act and think. Now, in Stop Acting Rich ? and Start Living Like a Millionaire, he details how the less affluent have fallen into the elite luxury brand trap that keeps them from acquiring wealth and details how to get out of it by emulating the working rich as opposed to the super elite.Puts wealth in perspective and shows you how to live rich without spending moreDetails why we spend lavishly and how to stop this destructive cycleDiscusses how being "rich" means more than just big houses and luxury carsA defensive strategy for tough times, Stop Acting Rich shows readers how to live a rich, happy life through accumulating more wealth and using it to achieve the type of financial freedom that will create true happiness and fulfillment.

Health Issues in the Black Community

by Sandra E. Taylor Henrie M. Treadwell Ronald L. Braithwaite

Health Issues in the Black CommunityThird EditionRonald L. Braithwaite I Sandra E. Taylor I Henrie M. Treadwell Health Issues in the Black Community"The outstanding editors and authors of Health Issues in the Black Community have placed in clear perspective the challenges and opportunities we face in working to achieve the goal of health equity in America."- David Satcher, MD, PhD, 16th Surgeon General of the United States and director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine "Eliminating health disparities must be a central goal of any forward thinking national health policy. Health Issues in the Black Community makes a valuable contribution to a much-needed dialogue by focusing on the challenges of the black community."- Marc Morial, Esq., president, National Urban League"Health Issues in the Black Community illuminates comprehensively the range of health conditions specifically affecting African Americans, and the health disparities both within the black community and between racial and ethnic groups. Each chapter, whether addressing the health of African Americans by age, gender, type of disease, condition or behavior, is well-detailed and tells an important story. Together, they offer practitioners, consumers, scholars, and policymakers a crucial roadmap to address and change the social determinants of health, reduce disparities, and create more equal treatment for all Americans."- Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, president, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "I recommend Health Issues in the Black Community as a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of the African American community. Health disparities continues to be one of the major issues confronting the black community. This book will help to highlight the issues and keep attention focused on the work to be done."- Elsie Scott, PhD, president of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation "This book is the definitive examination of health issues in black America-issues sadly overlooked and downplayed in our culture and society. I congratulate Drs. Braithwaite, Taylor, and Treadwell for their monumental book."- Cornel West, PhD, professor, Princeton University

SAS Essentials

by Alan C. Elliott Wayne A. Woodward

SAS Essentials provides an introduction to SAS statistical software, the premiere statistical data analysis tool for scientific research. Through its straightforward approach, the text presents SAS with step-by-step examples. With over fifteen years of teaching SAS courses and over fifty combined years of teaching and consulting by the authors, this valuable reference presents data manipulation and statistical techniques, including a website with examples. This textbook is essential for teachers because the chapters are self-contained and may be used accordingly to the teacher?s preference, whether for a one-semester or two-semesters course.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies

by Mark L. Chambers

Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the newest Mac operating system, with even better performance and more efficient use of hard drive space as well as cool features like MobileMe, the iWork productivity suite, and improved media technology. And Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies is your one-stop reference for all its features.Eight self-contained minibooks cover OS X basics, customizing and sharing your Mac, the digital hub, iWork, Internet features, networking, expanding your system, and advanced Mac OS X (for those with more techie inclinations). You'll learn to:Determine whether your hardware can handle upgrading to Snow LeopardNavigate Snow Leopard, find things with Spotlight, control your Mac with Front Row, and make backupsExplore the digital hub and its applications: iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, GarageBand, QuickTime, and iWebCreate cool-looking documents with Pages, crunch numbers with Numbers, and build awesome slide presentations with KeynoteSet up your Internet connection and e-mail, connect with iChat, sync up with MobileMe, and share large files via iDiskBuild a wireless network with AirPort ExtremeKeep your Snow Leopard happy with regular maintenanceMac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies also shows you a little of what's under the hood, in case you're interested in doing a little AppleScript programming or learning a bit more about UNIX. Whatever your level of involvement with OS X Snow Leopard, this complete guide covers what you need to know.

The Shaping of American Higher Education

by Cohen Arthur M. Kisker Carrie B.

Similar to the first edition, The Shaping of American Higher Education combines historical and current events up to the mid 1990s. In this edition though, the revised text provides updated data and tables, new material on faculty, student admissions, and management practices, as well as a new chapter on the contemporary era. The book explores topics like curricular expansion, institutional growth, secular governance, and more. With end-of-chapter questions, this textbook presents a history of American higher education, with an emphasis on developments impacting current conditions, to students, professors, and practitioners.

Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children

by Allen Rubin David W. Springer

Praise for Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children"A major stumbling block to adoption of evidence-based practice in the real world of clinical practice has been the absence of clinician-friendly guides. Such guides need to be understandable, free of technical research jargon, infused with clinical expertise, and rich with real-life examples. Rubin and Springer have hit a home run with this series, which has all of these characteristics and more."--Edward J. Mullen, Willma & Albert Musher Chair and Professor, Columbia University"Rubin and Springer have assembled the wisdom of leading practitioners of evidence-based practice interventions, enhancing the likelihood that these practices will be adopted by helping professionals. Written in the language of practitioners, this book represents an exemplar for dissemination of evidence-based practice information."--Joanne Yaffe, Associate Professor, University of Utah College of Social WorkEvidence-based interventions for treating traumatized adults and childrenPart of the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children provides busy mental health practitioners with detailed, step-by-step guidance for implementing clinical interventions that are supported by the latest scientific evidence.Edited by renowned educators Allen Rubin and David W. Springer, this thoroughly useful reference draws on a roster of experts and researchers in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this well-rounded guide, and covers the following interventions that have the best empirical support for treating posttraumatic stress disorder:Prolonged exposure therapyTrauma-focused cognitive behavior therapyEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)Easy-to-use and accessible in tone, this indispensable resource is for practitioners who would like to implement evidence-based, compassionate, and effective interventions in their care of traumatized clients.Also in the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice SeriesSubstance Abuse Treatment for Youth and Adults

TCP/IP For Dummies, 6th Edition

by By Candace Leiden Marshall Wilensky

Packed with the latest information on TCP/IP standards and protocols TCP/IP is a hot topic, because it's the glue that holds the Internet and the Web together, and network administrators need to stay on top of the latest developments. TCP/IP For Dummies, 6th Edition, is both an introduction to the basics for beginners as well as the perfect go-to resource for TCP/IP veterans. The book includes the latest on Web protocols and new hardware, plus very timely information on how TCP/IP secures connectivity for blogging, vlogging, photoblogging, and social networking. Step-by-step instructions show you how to install and set up TCP/IP on clients and servers; build security with encryption, authentication, digital certificates, and signatures; handle new voice and mobile technologies, and much more. Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is the de facto standard transmission medium worldwide for computer-to-computer communications; intranets, private internets, and the Internet are all built on TCP/IP The book shows you how to install and configure TCP/IP and its applications on clients and servers; explains intranets, extranets, and virtual private networks (VPNs); provides step-by-step information on building and enforcing security; and covers all the newest protocols You'll learn how to use encryption, authentication, digital certificates, and signatures to set up a secure Internet credit card transaction Find practical security tips, a Quick Start Security Guide, and still more in this practical guide.

Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies

by Laura L. Smith Charles H. Elliott

Your clear, compassionate guide to managing BPD - and living well Looking for straightforward information on Borderline Personality Disorder? This easy-to-understand guide helps those who have BPD develop strategies for breaking the destructive cycle. This book also aids loved ones in accepting the disorder and offering support. Inside you'll find authoritative details on the causes of BPD and proven treatments, as well as advice on working with therapists, managing symptoms, and enjoying a full life. Review the basics of BPD - discover the symptoms of BPD and the related emotional problems, as well as the cultural, biological, and psychological causes of the disease Understand what goes wrong - explore impulsivity, emotional dysregulation, identity problems, relationship conflicts, black-and-white thinking, and difficulties in perception; and identify the areas where you may need help Make the choice to change - find the right care provider, overcome common obstacles to change, set realistic goals, and improve your physical and emotional state Evaluate treatments for BPD - learn about the current treatments that really work and develop a plan for addressing the core symptoms of BPD If someone you love has BPD - see how to identify triggers, handle emotional upheavals, set clear boundaries, and encourage your loved one to seek therapy Open the book and find: The major characteristics of BPD Who gets BPD - and why Recent treatment advances Illuminating case studies Strategies for calming emotions and staying in control A discussion of medication options Ways to stay healthy during treatment Tips for explaining BPD to others Help for parents whose child exhibits symptoms Treatment options that work and those you should avoid

Living With Someone Who's Living With Bipolar Disorder

by Cohen Chelsea Lowe Bruce M.

An essential resource for anyone who has a close relationship with a person who is bipolar This book provides a much-needed resource for family and friends of the more than 5 million American adults suffering from bipolar disorder. From psychotic behavior that requires medication to milder mood swings with disturbing ups and down, this book offers a warm and often humorous user-friend guide for coping with bipolar loved ones, colleagues, and friends. The book includes Guidance for identifying bipolar disorder symptoms and how to get the diagnosis confirmed Strategies for dealing with rants, attacks, blame, depression, mania and other behaviors Crucial information on medication and its effectiveness and potential side-effects Techniques for dealing with attempts to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol How many people with bipolar disorders can care for themselves, get help, feel supported and go on with their own lives This important book contains real-life illustrative examples and a wealth of helpful strategies and coping mechanisms that can be put into action immediately.

Inbound Marketing

by David Meerman Scott Dharmesh Shah Brian Halligan

Stop pushing your message out and start pulling your customers inTraditional "outbound" marketing methods like cold-calling, email blasts, advertising, and direct mail are increasingly less effective. People are getting better at blocking these interruptions out using Caller ID, spam protection, TiVo, etc. People are now increasingly turning to Google, social media, and blogs to find products and services. Inbound Marketing helps you take advantage of this change by showing you how to get found by customers online.Inbound Marketing is a how-to guide to getting found via Google, the blogosphere, and social media sites. * Improve your rankings in Google to get more traffic * Build and promote a blog for your business * Grow and nurture a community in Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. * Measure what matters and do more of what works onlineThe rules of marketing have changed, and your business can benefit from this change. Inbound Marketing shows you how to get found by more prospects already looking for what you have to sell.

Green Home Computing For Dummies

by Katherine Murray By Woody Leonhard

Make your computer a green machine and live greener at home and at work Get on board the green machine! Green home computing means making the right technology choice for the environment, whether it be a Windows-based or Mac-based computer and all the peripherals. In addition, it means learning how to properly and safely dispose of those items and how to use your computer to create a greener life at home and at work. Computer expert Woody Leonhard and green living guru Katherine Murray introduce you to the many green products that exist in the world of technology, including eco-friendly desktops, laptops, and servers; energy-efficient peripherals; and the numerous Web sites that offer advice on how to go green in nearly every aspect of your life. Bestselling author Woody Leonhard and green living guru Katherine Murray show you how to make your computer more eco-friendly Discusses buying a green computer and choosing eco-friendly peripherals Discover ways to manage your power with software and servers Provides helpful explanations that decipher how to understand your computer's power consumption With this invaluable insight, you'll discover that it actually is easy being green!

The Project Success Method

by Padgett Clinton M.

The Project Success Method is a unique, proven and fire-tested methodology which allows companies, groups or managers to learn and develop consistency in the way they plan, schedule, manage, control and close out projects on time, per spec and within budget-- in as little as 5 days. Over the last 25 years, the methodology has been used around the world by manufacturers of heavy equipment, electronics, aircraft components, paper products, beverages, electric and gas utilities, hotel and restaurant chains, and companies in the financial services, telecommunications, real estate, entertainment, and transportation industries. The Project Success Method has proven effective in a vast array of project applications, including new product development and introduction, IT systems development and implementation, process improvement initiatives, marketing programs, engineering and architectural design, construction and renovation, facility relocations and startups, mergers and acquisitions, major industrial maintenance and special events.

C++ All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

by Jeff Cogswell John Paul Mueller

Here's the easy way to learn how to use C++ C++, developed by Bjarne Stroustrup at Bell Labs, is one of the most widely used programming languages, with close to four million C++ programmers and growing. C++'s popularity has earned it a spot as part of the Standard Library. Fully updated for the new C++ 2009 standard, C++ All-in-One for Dummies, 2nd Edition compiles seven books into one. This guidebook covers key topics like an introduction to C++, understanding objects and classes, fixing problems, advanced programming, reading and writing files, advanced C++, and building applications with Microsoft MFC. If you're a C++ newbie, start with Book I. But if you're experienced with C++, simply jump in anywhere to learn more! This all-in-one reference helps you learn to: Use C++ for Windows, Mac, and Linux by using the CodeBlocks compiler Understand object-oriented programming Use various diagrams to design your programs Recognize how local variables are stored Use packages, notes, and tags effectively Make a class persistent Handle constructors and destructors With over 25,000 sold of the previous bestselling edition, this second edition with a bonus CD makes C++ easier to understand. It's a perfect introduction for new programmers and guide for advanced programmers. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Personal Financial Planning for Divorce

by Rattiner Jeffrey H.

An insider's guide on how professionals and consumers can minimize damages in the divorce process Anyone planning for a divorce needs to learn strategies necessary to safeguard assets in advance of filing, how to cope with issues beyond their control, minimize the damage, and effectively plan going forward after the divorce. Personal Financial Planning for Divorce is an insider's guide on how both professionals and consumers can prepare for, work through, negotiate, and plan equitable divorce settlements. This helpful guide Contains all the guidelines for reducing damage throughout the difficult process of divorce Includes examples of how not to handle the divorce process and how these issues should be handled Provides checklists, planning charts, forms and tables Features strategies to safeguard assets in advance of filing for divorce and how to cope with issues beyond your control Personal Financial Planning for Divorce covers the many issues to help you understand exactly how divorce will affect you financially.

The Grand Energy Transition

by Robert A. Hefner III

A groundbreaking book on solving our growing energy problems In this visionary book, leading energy industry executive Robert Hefner puts forth a convincing case about how the world can move beyond its current dependence on oil and toward a new era of clean, renewable energy. Written with the knowledge and authority of a major player in this industry, Hefner relates how misguided government policies and vested industry interests have contributed to our current energy problems and proposes a variety of measures that could encourage the use of natural gas, solar, wind, and hydrogen. Convincingly makes the case that natural gas is the essential bridge fuel to a new era of clean, renewable energy sources Details how natural gas can help break our oil and coal dependency Offers a sweeping, historic picture of the world energy situation Presents a compelling and provocative case that natural gas is key to our short-term energy problems A well-written and engaging book that mixes personal anecdotes and experiences with insightful analysis, The Grand Energy Transition is a powerful argument about how we can best solve our toughest energy problems.

The Power of Pause

by Nance Guilmartin

A clear, actionable plan to fight frustration at work, make savvier decisions, and avoid costly mistakes when we're short on time, attention, and choices One of the most frustrating dilemmas for working people today is how to be effective when we feel we don't have time or we're facing non-stop demands. The Power of Pause process is a dynamic practice that Nance Guilmartin has taught thousands of people worldwide, equipping them to regain control of thoughts and avoid miscommunications. This tested method helps readers to take a moment to wonder what's called for when we feel we're short on time, attention, temper, or choices. In that instant, we can use a simple method to rewire our overloaded circuits, tap into our "missing-in-action" common sense, and raise our communication intelligence. This process is not about slowing down the pace of workday life. It is about enabling anyone who is time-pressed to make savvier choices and avoid costly mistakes. Shows how to exercise leadership skills that save time and strengthen relationships Offers a process for learning to engage in productive exchanges rather than attacking or being resigned Enables managers and teams to save time and money Reveals how to fix problems and achieve goals with less stress The Power of Pause methods enable managers and teams across varying industries/any industry to save time and money, fix problems and achieve goals with less stress-even in the face of competition, cultural and language differences, or tight budgets.

Student Engagement Techniques

by Elizabeth F. Barkley

Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is challenging educators across the country,yet good advice on how to accomplish this has not been readily available. Student Engagement Techniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundred tips, strategies, and techniques that have been proven to help teachers from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions motivate and connect with their students. The ready-to-use format shows how to apply each of the book's techniques in the classroom and includes purpose, preparation, procedures, examples, online implementation, variations and extensions, observations and advice, and key resources."Given the current and welcome surge of interest in improving student learning and success, this guide is a timely and important tool, sharply focused on practical strategies that can really matter."?Kay McClenney, director, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Community College Leadership Program, the University of Texas at Austin"This book is a 'must' for every new faculty orientation program; it not only emphasizes the importance of concentrating on what students learn but provides clear steps to prepare and execute an engagement technique. Faculty looking for ideas to heighten student engagement in their courses will find usefultechniques that can be adopted, adapted, extended, or modified."?Bob Smallwood, cocreator of CLASSE (Classroom Survey of Student Engagement) and assistant to the provost for assessment, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, University of Alabama"Elizabeth Barkley's encyclopedia of active learning techniques (here called SETs) combines both a solid discussion of the research on learning that supports the concept of engagement and real-life examples of these approaches to teaching in action."?James Rhem, executive editor, The National Teaching & Learning Forum

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