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Personality Style at Work: The Secret to Working With (Almost) Anyone

by Kate Ward

MAKE EVERY WORKPLACE INTERACTION POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE Named a "Best Career Book 2012" by FINS Finance "Personality Style at Work provides you with the insight and tools to understand your style and to adapt it to others' preferences. Implement the concepts in this book to ensure that you will be a better communicator, team member, and leader. " --ELAINE BIECH, author of The Business of Consulting and editor of The ASTD Leadership Handbook "Kate has done a tremendous job using the Personality Style Model to help us each be the best we can be every day. " --LOU RUSSELL, CEO/Learning Facilitator, Russell Martin & Associates, and author of IT Leadership Alchemy, The Accelerated Learning Fieldbook, Project Management for Trainers, and 10 Steps to Successful Project Management "Personality Style at Work is a fresh and timely approach to the interplay of personality styles in the workplace. You may not need this book if you are a hermit, but it is a must-read for anyone working on a daily basis with other people!" --SHARON BOWMAN, international trainer and author of Training from the Back of the Room "Kate Ward presents a simple, useful model for looking at how personality style affects performance. A great fi nd for anyone interested in improving their everyday interactions. " --GEOFF BELLMAN, consultant and author of Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results About the Book: The most important business skill isn't a skill at all. It's your personality. And only when you develop a keen understanding of your personality style--and the styles of the people you deal with--will you reach your full potential as a business professional. Personality Style at Work reveals the proven personality style model used by HRDQ, a trusted developer of training materials--giving you one of today's most valuable tools for leading others, contributing to teams, effectively communicating with coworkers, and making better decisions. This groundbreaking guide helps you achieve positive results in virtually any workplace situation. Whether you're a high-level manager, a salesperson, a customer service professional, or an entry-level employee, you'll learn why others behave as they do in specifi c situations and how to use that knowledge to turn every interpersonal encounter into a win-win scenario. The HRDQ model has been administered to more than one million people--and it has generated remarkable results. It is based on four principal personality styles: Direct: High assertiveness, low expressiveness Spirited: High assertiveness, high expressiveness Considerate: Low assertiveness, high expressiveness Systematic: Low assertiveness, low expressiveness Which one describes you? Knowing the answer is the first step to achieving consistently positive and productive personal interactions--which is why Personality Style at Work includes an assessment that you can take to identify your style. Armed with this valuable self-assessment, you can adapt your behavior to create more practical, harmonious working relationships. Personality Style at Work opens the door to a whole new way of interacting with others in a way that benefits you, your coworkers, your customers, and your entire organization.

Practice Makes Perfect: English Conversation

by Jean Yates

Learn how to speak English fluently and spontaneously Practice Makes Perfect: English Conversation gives you helpful instruction on correct pronunciation, grammar, syntax, and word usage, keeping in mind the typical problems of non-native English speakers like you. Each section includes a series of exercises that gives you extra practice in using new concepts and encourages you to construct personalized conversations. The lessons will reassure even grammar-phobic learners that you can achieve a confident speaking style. Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on speaking English right away, Practice Makes Perfect: English Conversation offers: Engaging dialogues illustrate practical conversational situations Example phrases or sentences clarify each point A variety of exercises for practice, with an answer key that provides instant feedback and reference Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout

Research and Fieldwork in Development

by Daniel Hammett Chasca Twyman Mark Graham

Research and Fieldwork in Development explores both traditional and cutting edge research methods, from interviews and ethnography to spatial data and digital methods. Each chapter provides the reader with an understanding of the theoretical basis of research methods, reflects upon their practice and outlines appropriate analysis techniques. The text also provides a cutting edge focus on the role of new media and technologies in conducting research. The final chapters return to a set of broader concerns in development research, providing a new and dynamic set of engagements with ethics and risk in fieldwork, integrating methods and engaging development research methods with knowledge exchange practices. Each chapter is supported by several case studies written by global experts within the field, documenting encounters and experiences and linking theory to practice. Each chapter is also complimented by an end of chapter summary, suggestions for further reading and websites, and questions for further reflection and practice. The text critically locates development research within the field of international development to give an accessible and comprehensive introduction to development research methods. This book provides an invaluable overview to the practice of international development research and serves as an essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate student embarking of development fieldwork. It is supported by online resources including extended bibliographies for each chapter, example risk and ethic forms, example policy briefing notes, research reports, links to websites and data sources.

Researching and Writing Across the Curriculum (Third Edition)

by Christine A. Hult

This thorough and engaging guide to research in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and business teaches students to explore the entire research process, including intellectual inquiry and critical thinking. Researching and Writing Across the Curriculum provides discipline-specific guidance and sample papers that reflect differences in discourse and presentation in each discipline. The text also covers research methods and resources as they apply to all disciplines, with a comprehensive list of library resources and an introduction to the latest electronic and online resources. With thorough and up-to-date material on the impact of computers in research, and exercises that develop the skills of summarizing, synthesizing, and critiquing source materials, the text provides a complete guide that will aid students in all their college courses and beyond.

Riding the Horse Backwards: Process Work in Theory and Practice

by Arnold Mindell Amy Mindell

This transcript of a process-oriented psychology seminar provides a theoretical overview, and then continues on with demonstrations of how to work with individuals and groups. The interactions between Drs. Mindell and the seminar participants show that in order to get to the process, it may be necessary to employ trickster-like ways, based on the fabled, wise trickster of a Native American tribe, who did everything differently. His horse went forwards, for instance, but he rode it facing backwards, thereby taking a new approach.

Scott Foresman Science: Quick Study, 5th Grade

by Scott Foresman

A quick study into life science, earth science, physical science and space & technology

Strategy Instruction for Middle and Secondary Students With Mild Disabilities: Creating Independent Learners

by Laura R. Hedin Gregory Greg J. James Conderman Mary V. Valerie Bresnahan

Teach your students learning strategies that will last a lifetime! Beyond facts and figures, special educators must teach their students how to learn: a skill that will sustain them for a lifetime. Offering an innovative organization, this book explains strategies within context and features: The most effective ways to teach vocabulary, reading, written language, math, and science Instructional strategies known to improve study skills, textbook skills, and self-regulation Informal assessments for each content or skill Case studies that link assessment results, IEP goals, and learning strategies Ready-to-use forms, think-alouds, and application activities

Search for the Real and Other Essays

by Hans Hofmann

"The creative process lies not in imitating, but in paralleling nature ;translating the impulse received from nature into the medium of expression, thus vitalizing this medium. The picture should be alive, the statue should be alive and every work of art should be alive. "Thus Hans Hofmann wrote nearly half a century ago. He left the Old World ;Germany ;for the New, at the age of 50. In 1948 when the retrospective exhibition was held at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Hofmann was 68; he had been in the United States for 18 years, a citizen for seven years. Yet he was scarcely recognized in Europe or America as an artist of significance and had never had a full-scale retrospective exhibition of his work. Beginning with a group exhibition in Germany in 1909, he had been given 12 one-man shows and had been included in four group exhibitions before the exhibit at Andover. Subsequently, he was to have 33 one-man shows and to be in over 60 group exhibitions, including the 1960 Venice Biennale, in which he was one of the four artists chosen to represent America. The catalogue of the 1948 retrospective at the Addison Gallery incorporated Hofmann's writings, all originally written in German, some pieces translated fluently, others awkwardly paraphrasing the original. He had written them over a period of 40 years for periodicals journals, or his own teaching purposes; occasionally they overlapped; there was no sequence of development. In the original volume of Search for the Real, published in 1948, it was felt desirable to edit his writing as little as possible, nevertheless to present the essays in the most lucid English true to his meaning, printed only with his approval. "The Search for the Real in the Visual Arts," "Sculpture," and "Painting and Culture" were all printed in full. The section "Excerpts from the Teaching of Hans Hofmann" Was composed of selections from his essays "On the Aims of Art," and "Plastic Creation. " The last brief section, "Terms," was gleaned from the other essays, lectures, diagrams, notes, and cryptic memoranda written to himself; headed by one of Hoffman's diagrams. It was a further distillation of his own definitions in the nature of a vocabulary. In the last 18 years of his life recognition was his ;nationally and internationally ;in proportion to the originality and depth of his thinking, his versatility and comprehensiveness, his productivity and vigor. His was a prophetic visual expression of action in a three-dimensional world on a vibrating two-dimensional surface. He was a dynamic teacher; the wide range of his influence is to be seen in the list of artists comprising an exhibition "Hans Hofmann and His Students," circulated in America and abroad during the three years before his death in 1966. Among the 32 painters and sculptors in this exhibition were students as varied in their developed personal idioms as Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Rivers, Louise Nevelson, Richard Stankiewicz, and Alan Kaprow. Running simultaneously and also shown in South America and Europe as well as in the United States, a one-man show of 40 major works initiated by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, is a testimony to the words of the "dean of the New York School of Abstract-Expressionist Painting. " Chosen and edited by Sara T. Weeks, Bartlett H. Hayes

Swells and Shells: Reading Comprehension Level D

by Steck-Vaughn Staff

Read an exciting story while learning more about good reading comprehension.

The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique (Second Edition)

by Anne Peckham

The second edition of this bestselling, comprehensive guide contains improved vocal workouts and additional topics, including performance anxiety and healthy singing. Topics covered include getting started, posture, belting and diction, maintaining vocal health, microphone technique, and much more.

The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5®

by Joel Paris

The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5 explores all revisions to the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual, and shows clinicians how they can best apply the strong points and shortcomings of psychiatry's most contentious resource. Written by a celebrated professor ofpsychiatry, this reader-friendly book uses evidence-based critiques and new research to point out where DSM-5 is right, where it is wrong, and where the jury's still out. Along the way, The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5 sifts through the many public controversies and clinical debatessurrounding the drafting of the manual and shows how they inform a modern understanding of psychiatric illness, diagnosis and treatment. This book is necessary reading for all mental health professionals as they grapple with the first major revision of the DSM to appear in over 30 years.

The Surge: The Big 2014 Gop Win and What It Means For the Next Presidential Election

by Larry J. Sabato Alan I. Abramowitz Jill Lawrence Joshua T. Putnam Geoffrey Skelley Michael E. Toner Karen E. Trainer Sean Trende Mark Blumenthal Jamelle Bouie Rhodes Cook Robert Costa Ariel Edwards-Levy James Hohmann Kyle Kondik

The 2014 midterm election was one of the most significant in recent memory, with a decisive turning of the tables in favor of Republicans. With a now-Republican-controlled Senate and House at odds with a Democratic president with only two years left in office, the fault lines within and between both parties have never been more tenuous. In this book, prominent elections scholar and political commentator Larry J. Sabato brings together respected journalists and experts from across the political spectrum to examine every facet of the midterm election results and the implications for the 2016 election cycle. In frank, accessible prose, each author offers insight that goes beyond the headlines to analyze what the midterm results mean and what is at stake in the coming presidential race. Contributions by: Alan I. Abramowitz, Mark Blumenthal, Jamelle Bouie, Rhodes Cook, Robert Costa, Ariel Edwards-Levy, James Hohmann, Jill Lawrence, Joshua T. Putnam, Michael E. Toner, Karen E. Trainer, Sean Trende

White Space Is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner's Guide To Communicating Visually Through Graphic, Web And Multimedia Design

by Kim Golombisky Rebecca Hagen

Designing a website or brochure without an art background? Then step away from the computer and read this engaging, conversational introduction to visual communications first. Written for the beginner, White Space is Not Your Enemy, Second Edition, is a practical graphic design and layout guide that introduces the concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communication across a variety of formats--from web to print. <P><P> This beautifully illustrated, full-color book covers all of the basics to help you develop your eye and produce evocative designs that work. Topics include: <P> * What is design? <P> * Pre-design research and brainstorming. <P> * The "works-every-time layout" and "13 layout sins." <P> * The elements and principles of design. <P> * Layouts for impact. <P> * Getting along with type. <P> * Choosing and using color. <P> * Working with photos and illustrations. <P> * Intros to infographics, storyboarding and multimedia components. <P> * Output for the web and print. <P> Visit www. whitespacedesignbook. com for additional supporting materials.

Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

by Herbert Wise Phyllis Wagner

When this longtime Modern Library favorite--filled with fifty-two stories of heart-stopping suspense--was first published in 1944, one of its biggest fans was critic Edmund Wilson, who in The New Yorker applauded what he termed a sudden revival of the appetite for tales of horror. Represented in the anthology are such distinguished spell weavers as Edgar Allen Poe ("The Black Cat"), Wilkie Collins ("A Terribly Strange Bed"), Henry James ("Sir Edmund Orme"), Guy de Maupassant ("Was It a Dream?"), O. Henry ("The Furnished Room"), Rudyard Kipling ("They"), and H. G. Wells ("Pollock and the Porroh Man"). Included as well are such modern masters as Algernon Blackwood ("Ancient Sorceries"), Walter de la Mare ("Out of the Deep"), E. M. Forster ("The Celestial Omnibus"), Isak Dinesen ("The Sailor-Boys Tale"), H. P. Lovecraft ("The Dunwich Horror"), Dorothy L. Sayers ("Suspicion"), and Ernest Hemingway ("The Killers"). "There is not a story in this collection that does not have the breath of life, achieve the full suspension of disbelief that is so particularly important in [this] type of fiction," wrote the Saturday Review. With an introduction and notes by Phyllis Cerf Wagner and Herbert Wise.

China: Ancient Civilizations

by Greg Banks

Learn more about the culture and history of ancient China.

China: Then and Now

by Kevin Supples

Walk along the Great Wall, see the army of terra-cotta soldiers, and learn about the great inventions of ancient China. Compare everyday life in China today with the communal life of the past.

Daily Skill Practice, Grade 4

by Erin Mccarthy

Build a foundation and focus on what matters most for math readiness with Common Core Math 4 Today: Daily Skill Practice for fourth grade. This 96-page comprehensive supplement contains standards-aligned reproducible activities designed to focus on critical math skills and concepts that meet the Common Core State Standards. Each page includes 16 problems to be completed during a four-day period. The exercises are arranged in a continuous spiral so that concepts are repeated weekly. An assessment for the fifth day is provided for evaluating students' understanding of the math concepts practiced throughout the week. Also included are a Common Core State Standards alignment matrix and an answer key.

Hold Your Horses (Big Apple Barn #7)

by Kristin Earhart

Whoa! Happy and his friends are going on an overnight trail ride through the woods. The ponies can't wait for a new adventure! At first, the ride is perfect. Happy even makes a new friend when he meets a foal from a farm along the way. But soon, the ponies and their riders are trapped in the shadowy forest--and it seems like someone is following them! Will they ever make it back to Big Apple Barn?

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat

by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama likes to sing. Gilroy laughs at everything. Llama sings out just the same. Gilroy says a not-nice name. Teacher has some things to say: calling names is not OK. Llama Llama is learning lots of new things at school and making many friends. But when Gilroy Goat starts teasing him and some of their classmates, Llama Llama isn't sure what to do. And then he remembers what his teacher told him#151;walk away and tell someone. It works! But then Llama Llama feels badly. Can he and Gilroy try to be friends again? Taking on a difficult but important part of children's lives, Anna Dewdney gives readers a way to experience and discuss bullying in a safe and comforting way

The Second Big Olga Da Polga Book (Olga da Polga #8)

by Michael Bond

Four short original books for young readers combined into one book, all about Olga da Polga, a guinea pig. The stories are based on the adventures of the author's own guinea pig. In this book, Olga moves outside, gains friends, and celebrates birthdays! Written by the author of the Paddington Bear stories. All of the Olga da Polga books in the series are in the Bookshare collection.

The Mallen Streak

by Catherine Marchant

Thomas Mallen of High Banks Hall had many sons, most of them bastards. But to all of them he passed on his mark--a distinctive flash of white hair running to the left temple, known as the Mallen Streak. It was said that those who bore the Streak seldom reached old age or died in bed, and that nothing good ever came of a Mallen. Nor did it. In 1851, Thomas Mallen found himself a ruined man, forced amid scandal and disgrace, to sell the Hall and adjust to a new and very different mode of living. With him went his two young wards and their indomitable governess. Then, into their lives came the Radlet brothers of Wilbur Farm, one of whom bore the unmistakable Mallen Streak. THE MALLEN STREAK is the first in a trilogy of novels following the fortunes of the Mallens through succeeding generations.

Reconstruction

by Mick Herron

In this chillingly plausible thriller by CWA Gold Dagger winner Mick Herron, "there is no hiding under the desk" (The New York Times Book Review).When a gunman breaks into South Oxford Nursery School and takes a group of hostages, teacher Louise Kennedy fears the worst. But Jaime Segura isn't there on a homicidal mission, and he's just as scared as those whose lives he holds as collateral. As an armed police presence builds outside the school's gates, the only person Jaime will talk to is Ben Whistler, an MI6 accountant who worked with Jaime's lover, Miro. Miro's gone missing, along with a quarter of a billion pounds allotted for reconstruction work in Iraq. Jaime refuses to believe that Miro is a thief--though he's always had his secrets. But then, so does Louise, so do the other hostages--and so do some people on the outside, who'd much rather Jaime was silenced.From the Trade Paperback edition.tages would like Jaime silenced. Mick Herron lives in Oxford. His novels, Why We Die, The Last Voice You Hear, and Down Cemetery Road, all follow a group of Oxford residents.

Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East

by Rashid Khalidi

Acclaimed historian and political commentator Rashid Khalidi presents the compelling case that U. S. and Soviet intervention in the Middle East not only exacerbated civil wars and provoked the breakdown of fragile democracies, but continues to this day to shape global conflict in the region. Examining the strategic interplay of cold war superpowers, Khalidi explains how the momentous events that have occurred over the last two decades--including two Gulf wars, the occupation of Iraq, and the rise of terrorism--can only be understood in light of this chilling legacy.

The Crucifix Killer

by Chris Carter

The first Robert Hunter thriller, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of One by One and An Evil Mind When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in the middle of Los Angeles National Forest, Homicide Detective Robert Hunter finds himself entering a horrific and recurring nightmare. Naked, strung from two wooden posts, the victim was sadistically tortured before meeting an excruciatingly painful death. All the skin has been ripped from her face - while she was still alive. On the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double-cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer. But that's impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this therefore be a copycat killer? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him? Hunter and his rookie partner are about to enter a nightmare beyond imagining. 'A gripping debut ... Not for the squeamish' Heat 'A page turner' ExpressCan't get enough of Robert Hunter? Chris Carter's explosive new thriller, I AM DEATH, is available in eBook and hardback on 30th July 2015. And this time, Detective Hunter finds himself chasing a monster...A predator whose past hides a terrible secret, whose desire to hurt people and thirst for murder can never be quenched - for he is DEATH.

Effective Modern C++

by Scott Meyers

Coming to grips with C++11 and C++14 is more than a matter of familiarizing yourself with the features they introduce (e.g., auto type declarations, move semantics, lambda expressions, and concurrency support). The challenge is learning to use those features effectively--so that your software is correct, efficient, maintainable, and portable. That's where this practical book comes in. It describes how to write truly great software using C++11 and C++14--i.e. using modern C++.Topics include:The pros and cons of braced initialization, noexcept specifications, perfect forwarding, and smart pointer make functionsThe relationships among std::move, std::forward, rvalue references, and universal referencesTechniques for writing clear, correct, effective lambda expressionsHow std::atomic differs from volatile, how each should be used, and how they relate to C++'s concurrency APIHow best practices in "old" C++ programming (i.e., C++98) require revision for software development in modern C++Effective Modern C++ follows the proven guideline-based, example-driven format of Scott Meyers' earlier books, but covers entirely new material.

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