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Institute a culture of learning to boost organizational performance and agility What makes organizations successful? Today, most successful companies are learning organizations. Building an Innovative Learning Organization shows you how to join their ranks and bring your organization up to the head of the class. This book is a practical, actionable guide on how to boost performance, successfully manage change, and innovate more quickly. Learning organizations are composed of engaged, motivated employees who continually seek improvement, which leads to organizational agility and the ability to innovate ahead of the curve. When you encourage learning at every level, from the intern to the C suite, you gain a more highly skilled workforce with a greater ability to act in any situation. Building an Innovative Learning Organization shows you how to create this culture in your organization, with detailed explanations, practical examples, and step-by-step instructions so you can get started right away. Written by a recognized thought leader in the training industry, this informative and insightful guide is your roadmap to a more effective organization. You will discover how to: Attract, retain, and motivate the best employees Become a more innovative and agile organization Create a culture of continuous self-improvement Encourage learning at all levels and translate it into action Learning and education doesn't end at graduation--it's a lifelong process that keeps you relevant, informed, and better able to achieve your goals. These same benefits apply at the organizational level, making the culture self-sustaining: learning organizations attract top workers, who drive the organization forward, which attracts more top workers. If you want the best people, you have to be their best option. Building an Innovative Learning Organization gives you a blueprint for building a culture of learning, for a stronger, more robust organization.
Chemesthesis are the chemically initiated sensations that occur via the touch system. Examples in the mouth include the burn of capsaicinoids in chilies, the cooling of menthol in peppermint, and the tingle of carbonation. It is physiologically distinct from taste and smell, but is increasingly understood to be just as important as these senses for their contribution to flavor, especially with the sustained growth in interest in spicy foods from around the world. Chemesthesis: Chemical Touch in Food and Eating surveys the modern body of work on chemesthesis, with a variety of contributors who are well known for their expertise on the topic. After a forward by John Prescott and an introduction by Barry Green (who originally coined the term chemesthesis 25 years ago), the book moves on to survey chemesthetic spices and address the psychology and physiology of chemesthesis; practical sensory and instrumental analysis; the interaction of chemesthesis with other chemical senses; health ramifications; and the application of chemesthesis in food. The major types of chemesthesis, including pungency/burning, cooling, tingling, nasal irritation, and numbing, are each covered in their own chapter. The book concludes with a look to the future. This is the first comprehensive book on chemesthesis since 1990, when Barry Green and his colleagues edited a volume on the perception of chemical irritants, including those in food. This new book is intended to be a vital resource for anyone interested in the sensory impact of the food we eat, including food scientists, sensory professionals, analytical chemists, physiologists, culinary scientists, and others.
To love, honour and protectIt's Dr. Amy Tanner's first day in the beautiful coastal village of Marraburra. She's here to give her patients the best possible care, and also to uncover the truth behind her cousin's disappearance. Gorgeous sheriff Angus Ford is impressed with the new doctor's feisty courage and unquestionable skill--not to mention her stunning looks. But when Amy finds out the truth about her cousin, Sheriff Ford is determined to protect her.Amy's intention is to settle the past and then head back to her life in the city, but this commanding, caring man has changed her mind. Could her real home be in Marraburra, as the sheriff's wife?
Marrying her surgeon bossAs a director at Melbourne Memorial, it's up to Dr. Joel Addison to make the innovative intensive care and E.R. units the best in the country. The only problem is that beautiful, feisty anesthetist Allegra Tallis's controversial new ideas are risking his reputation.Allegra has put her heart and soul into her work and is determined to prove the hotshot new director wrong. But soon a fierce attraction flares between them, even though Joel can't afford to give her his love. Allegra suspects there is something in his past that has hurt him deeply. She is determined to uncover the truth and to show Joel just how perfect they are for one another--professionally and personally...
Small beachside town requires new GP.Start immediately. Falling in love with resident doctor...optional!Recently single, recently qualified Dr. Holly Saxby has to leave the city ASAP. So, she packs up her designer clothes and heads to Baronga Bay. She's not quite ready for beach life or the small-town grapevine, and she certainly isn't expecting young, ruggedly handsome Dr. Cameron McCarrick to be her new partner.The laid-back doctor is the treasure of the town, and in comparison Holly has to fight to measure up. But as Cameron acts as her mentor and protector, she realizes that this little town may have given her everything she was ever looking for--a home, a job and a husband beyond compare...
Safe in her surgeon's armsTrauma surgeon Jack Colcannon has always had a difficult relationship with the adorable Dr. Becky Baxter. Their brief relationship ten years ago only adds to the complication of them working together.But when Becky becomes the target of terrifying threats, Jack is the only one who can keep her safe--at work and at home, day and night.Safe in the protection of his arms, she realizes that, whatever it might take, Jack is a man worth waiting for...
The doctor and the detective... Five unexpected deaths have brought hotshot city detective Liam Darcy to town. Dr. Keiva Truscott is first on Liam's list of suspects! But surely as he watches her save lives with compassion and courage she won't be under Liam's suspicion for long...?Although a relationship between them is strictly forbidden, a secret source has revealed that Liam is starting to fall under Keiva's spell. All Liam's instincts are telling him that Keiva is innocent, and he will do anything to protect her--but until the case is closed, Liam can't fall in love with his prime suspect.
The ER assignment The sexy ER consultant at Melbourne City Hospital catches Bella Gray's eye instantly, but she knows she shouldn't get involved with Heath Jameson. As a police officer, working undercover in the hospital to catch a drug thief, Bella can't risk exposing the investigation. As a woman, carrying a heavy emotional burden, she can't risk falling in love. Only Bella can still feel her life beginning to change, no matter how hard she tries to resist their mutual attraction. But will Heath ever trust Bella once he discovers who she really is?
The Spanish consultant's marriage vow... Spanish consultant Salvador Ramirez and nurse Isla Ramirez had a happy, passionate marriage. But when their young son died in a car accident, Salvador found it impossible to face anyone that reminded him of his child, including his wife Isla.... Back at work, Salvador and Isla are pushed together-- their E.R. department is built on trust and teamwork and they must pull together to save lives. Slowly, Salvador comes to realize they must do the same to save their marriage. While they may have lost their son, they still have and need each other--and theirs truly is a marriage worth keeping.
A family worth waiting for... When registrar Lydia Verhagh starts her new job on a busy pediatric ward, Dr. Corey Hughes feels a natural instinct to protect his pregnant colleague. The dramatic highs and lows of the special-care baby unit quickly strengthen the bond. Lydia is scared of being hurt again. Corey has his own commitments--and does he truly appreciate what it means to be a father to another man's child? But Lydia knows deep down that Corey is worth risking her heart for....
The doctor and the single mom When Shelly Weaver returns to the children's ward for her first night shift as a single mom, she discovers it's also Dr. Ross Bodey's first night back. He's been working in the Outback, but on discovering Shelly's newly single status he's returned--for her! Shelly didn't know Ross was in love with her--until now. And suddenly Ross is asking her to change her life forever. But Shelly has her son to consider, although he is falling in love with Ross as quickly as Shelly is....
The sheikh doctor's virgin wife Caught up in the frantic and romantic whirl of life as an emergency doctor in the desert kingdom of Damhoor, Jay Latimer is swept off her feet by her handsome boss, playboy surgeon Sheikh Malek Aal Hamdaan. Malek is entranced by Jay's luminous strength and beauty, but while he is an eligible bachelor, he is also heir to the throne and, therefore, not free to choose his own bride. Malek knows he can offer Jay a loving and passionate relationship--but he also knows that the only proposal she deserves and can accept is to become his wife.
Revisit the beloved Calhoun Chronicles series in these three sweeping, romantic tales from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. ENCHANTED AFTERNOON Helena Cabot Barnes is the leading lady of Saratoga Springs, but beneath her glamorous facade lies a terrible deception--she married for all the wrong reasons and discovered too late that her husband is a dangerous man. Even after she ends her marriage and flees to the safety of Moon Lake, trouble still follows her, and she must put her trust in a man who once broke her heart. A SUMMER AFFAIR A gifted but troubled physician, Blue Calhoun runs a thriving practice from his Nob Hill mansion while raising his son after an unthinkable tragedy. When a fugitive with a gunshot wound appears in Blue's surgery, holding a pistol aimed at his heart, he is drawn to the woman's fragile beauty, her nerves of steel and the mystery surrounding her.
Revisit the beloved Calhoun Chronicles series in these three sweeping, romantic historical tales from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. THE CHARM SCHOOL An awkward misfit in an accomplished Boston family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her social isolation and sneaks aboard the Silver Swan, bound for Rio, leaving it all behind. Sea captain Ryan Calhoun, too, had a good family name. But he'd purposely walked away from everything it afforded him. To the Swan's motley crew, the tides of attraction clearly flow between the two. Teaching her the charms of a lady, they hope to build the confidence she needs to attract their lonely captain's attention, but his heart, as well. THE HORSEMASTER'S DAUGHTER Hunter Calhoun is a widower shadowed by the scandal of his wife's death; he buries himself in his work of breeding racehorses. When a prized stallion arrives from Ireland crazed and unridable, Hunter is forced to seek help. Eliza Fylte has inherited her father's gift for gentling horses. And when Hunter arrives with his wild steed, her healing spirit reaches further yet to the intense, bitter man who needs her, just as she needs him. Eliza understands what Hunter refuses to seeâ ¦that love is the greatest healer of all. But can her kindness manage to teach such an untethered man what truly matters in life? HALFWAY TO HEAVEN At a White House gala, Abigail Cabot discovers the man of her dreams. Only, he's not interested... yet. So the gifted lady astronomer, whose passion for the stars has left her lacking in social graces, seeks someone to educate her in the art of seduction. Jamie Calhoun's handsome looks and easy charm have made him as popular on the Senate floor as he is with the capital's most attractive women. He befriends Abigail as a means to a political end, but somewhere along the way the plan goes awry. First laughter and then love take them completely by surprise in this wildly romantic story.
Let Sophia James sweep you away with her thrilling regency reader--favorite trilogy, Men of Danger. Mistletoe Magic Wealthy Dylan Kavanagh loves being a hero, so when single mom Mia needs help, Dylan offers her a room--at his place. But close proximity soon has Dylan thinking about making this little family his--for keeps. Mistress at Midnight All CEO Leo Cavallo wants for Christmas is a little R & R. But when he's forced to room with his sexy neighbor and her adorable baby he may lose his heart in the process! Scars of Betrayal When Sierra gave up her twins for adoption, she didn't expect tragedy to leave them in the care of a notorious hockey--playing billionaire. Now she'll stop at nothing to protect her children--even going undercover as the perfect nanny...with a perfectly shocking secret.
For a New Year packed with excitement, glamour and passion, check out these sizzling reissued stories from Harlequin Presents! The Billionaire's Perfect Opportunity by Melanie Milburne Alessandro Vallini once made the mistake of proposing to spoiled princess Rachel McCulloch. Her rejection scored his soul. But the tables have turned: Alessandro now holds Rachel's future in the palm of his hand! The Billionaire's Revenge Plot by Annie West Someone has been stealing from wealthy investment trader Jonas Deveson. He's got a good idea who it is and she's going to pay... Jonas blackmails Ravenna Ruggiero into working as his housekeeper to pay off her debt, but living under the same roof leads to unexpected and forbidden temptation... The Billionaire's Sizzling Reunion by Kelly Hunter Tortured, distant and sexy, Logan Black has edge written all over him. He's also the man who tipped Evie over the edge a few years back. Evie's not about to let that happen again. But that doesn't mean she's forgotten what it's like to surrender to Logan--and his deliciously dark desires...
A paramedic and two sexy SEALs in a collection by New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster, Tawny Weber, and Anne Marsh for the first time! TREATING HER RIGHT by Lori Foster Paramedic Zack Grange is looking for a wife, but not just any wife. He wanted the perfect role model for his young daughter. When brash and wild Wynn Lane moved in next door, he knew exactly what he didn't want in a wife. But that was just the father in him talking; the man said yes please. Wynn was no shrinking violet and she wasn't about to change for Zack Grange. Still, she would have liked to think he saw her as more than a sexy playmate...maybe even loved her half as much as his daughter did... A SEAL'S TEMPTATION by Tawny Weber Lark Sommers's dry spell is officially a sex-starved desert. Since taking over her mom's coffee shop in Idaho--putting her own career on hold--Lark's been miserable. But her friends have a plan...one that starts with a superhot US Navy SEAL. Shane O'Brian has no clue he's being set up. All he knows is that Lark does incredible things to his libido. Still, Shane can't quite bring himself to tell her what he does for a living. After all, their risqué business is temporary--no strings attached. Especially when there's no way this SEAL would ever be tempted into anything more than a sexy little fling... TEASING HER SEAL by Anne Marsh Surgeon Laney Parker is on her honeymoon. Alone. Without her cheating fiancé, she's enjoying her nonrefundable "vacation" at Fantasy Island, an exotic resort filled with beaches and staff who apparently grant every sexual request. Including a very hot massage therapist... Laney has no idea that Gray Jackson is actually an undercover Navy SEAL who's supposed to keep his hands off. Or that Gray wants to take total control. To give Laney just what she--hell, what they both need. Gray can grant her every erotic wish, just as long as he keeps his cover.
Three reader-favorite romantic suspense stories in one collection for the first time from bestselling authors Linda Howard, Delores Fossen and Carla Cassidy! Midnight Rainbow by Linda Howard Grant Sullivan is the best agent the US government has ever had, and he has one mission: rescue the wealthy socialite Jane Hamilton Greer from captivity. But is Jane just a society girl in over her head, or is she really engaged in espionage that could compromise US interests for years to come? Only one thing is certain: when Grant finds Jane, questions of guilt and innocence begin to fade against the undeniable attraction between this fiery couple... Marching Orders by Delores Fossen Anna Caldwell hadn't planned on spending her honeymoon dodging bullets with a husband who couldn't even remember her! Rescue Officer Rafe McQuade had saved Anna's life, fathered her baby and proposed...but remembered nothing. But Rafe doesn't need his memory to know how much Anna means to him, but he did need everything in his power to complete the most dangerous mission of his career. Lives, and his marriage, were on the line... Mercenary's Perfect Mission by Carla Cassidy Fleeing Samuel Grayson's cult was risky for Olivia Conner, so risky, that she left behind one of her children. What she'd seen in Cold Plains could get her killed. Olivia's only option was a safe house she found with the help of mercenary Micah Grayson. But once she finds out he's Samuel's twin, she dared not trust him...or the way her body reacted to his. Now the two must embark on a deadly mission: rescue her son, take down Samuel and safeguard their hearts against love!
These powerful billionaires are wrapped around their babies' little fingers! Four wealthy bachelors are tamed by love and family in this box set from USA TODAY bestselling authors Janice Maynard and Michelle Celmer. BABY FOR KEEPS by Janice Maynard Wealthy Dylan Kavanagh loves being a hero, so when single mom Mia needs help, Dylan offers her a room--at his place. But close proximity soon has Dylan thinking about making this little family his--for keeps. A BILLIONAIRE FOR CHRISTMAS by Janice Maynard All CEO Leo Cavallo wants for Christmas is a little R & R. But when he's forced to room with his sexy neighbor and her adorable baby he may lose his heart in the process! THE NANNY BOMBSHELL by Michelle Celmer When Sierra gave up her twins for adoption, she didn't expect tragedy to leave them in the care of a notorious hockey-playing billionaire. Now she'll stop at nothing to protect her children--even going undercover as the perfect nanny...with a perfectly shocking secret. PRINCESS IN THE MAKING by Michelle Celmer/br> Prince Marcus tempts Vanessa away from her plot to marry his father only to find the innocent American and her adorable baby girl could make his life complete. But if Vanessa leaves without a wedding ring, he'll be forbidden to make her his own...
An all-in-one resource on everything electronics-related!For almost 30 years, this book has been a classic text for electronics enthusiasts. Now completely updated for today's technology, this latest version combines concepts, self-tests, and hands-on projects to offer you a completely repackaged and revised resource. This unique self-teaching guide features easy-to-understand explanations that are presented in a user-friendly format to help you learn the essentials you need to work with electronic circuits.All you need is a general understanding of electronics concepts such as Ohm's law and current flow, and an acquaintance with first-year algebra. The question-and-answer format, illustrative experiments, and self-tests at the end of each chapter make it easy for you to learn at your own speed.Boasts a companion website that includes more than twenty full-color, step-by-step projects Shares hands-on practice opportunities and conceptual background information to enhance your learning processTargets electronics enthusiasts who already have a basic knowledge of electronics but are interested in learning more about this fascinating topic on their own Features projects that work with the multimeter, breadboard, function generator, oscilloscope, bandpass filter, transistor amplifier, oscillator, rectifier, and moreYou're sure to get a charge out of the vast coverage included in Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects!
"WHAT LIES BEHIND grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. Ellison is a great talent—enjoy." —Catherine Coulter, # 1 New York Times bestselling author Together for the first time in one volume, the first two books in J.T. Ellison's fan--favorite Sam Owens series A Deeper Darkness Since the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, medical examiner Samantha Owens has been pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate--until she receives a peculiar call requesting she perform a second autopsy on a recent murder victim. Eddie Donovan is officially the casualty of a vicious carjacking, but under Sam's sharp eye the forensics tell a darker story. It's clear that nobody's hands are clean, and that making sense of this murder might put Sam in the crosshairs of death. Edge of Black Dr. Samantha Owens is starting over: new city, new job, new man. But before she's even unpacked her office, she's called to consult on a case that's rocked the country. An unknown pathogen released into the Washington Metro has caused nationwide panic. Three people died--just three. Sam soon realizes this is no textbook terrorist, but an assassin whose motive is deeply personal and far from understandable. But with the help of Xander Whitfield, a former army ranger and Sam's new boyfriend, Sam will learn truth...and land once more in the line of fire. More Praise "Shocking suspense, compelling characters and fascinating forensic details." —Lisa Gardner, # 1 New York Times bestselling author "A terrific thriller…fans of forensic mysteries, such as those by Patricia Cornwell, should immediately add this series to their A-lists." —Booklist
Spend the New Year in the arms of a handsome billionaire with these reissued powerful and passionate stories by USA TODAY bestselling Harlequin Presents authors! The Billionaire's Dark Secret by Carol Marinelli Zakahr Belenki has clawed his way out of Russia's gutters to seek revenge on the family that abandoned him. All that stands in his way is his new secretary, Lavinia. Her flirtatiousness, refreshing honesty and passion for her job make Zakahr's conscience--and desire--waver...momentarily... The Billionaire's Prisoner in Paradise by Trish Morey Merciless Daniel Caruana will do anything to prevent his sister marrying his nemesis! It just so happens that her wedding planner is the groom's sister, Sophie Turner. Daniel will have Sophie exactly where he wants her--trapped on his private island and willing in his bed! The Billionaire's Convenient Wife by Helen Bianchin Chef Lara needs cash fast--her business partner has duped her and her beloved restaurant is in crisis. Wolfe Alexander needs to marry to meet the terms of his late father's will, and when beautiful Lara begs him for money, he sees his opportunity--he'll help if she'll be his convenient wife!
Love turns perilous in this adventurous, fan-favorite tale from New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods. Sexy adventurer Riley Walker had vowed to protect Abigail Dennison with every breath in his body. And whenever Abigail got herself into trouble, Riley was right there by her side. Now she's engaged in a perilous struggle that will determine the fate of her life...and their love.
Don't miss this heartfelt conclusion to the beloved Always a Bridesmaid series from New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods. When Luke Cassidy proposed to his best friend, Katie Jones was relieved that she was finally going to trade bridesmaid taffeta for bridal silk. Unfortunately, Luke had business--not love--on his mind. He only wanted a mother for his five-year-old son, and Katie's dreams of bridal bliss were turning into her worst nightmare. She had loved Luke for as long as she could remember, so she'd just have to convince him that she was more than a temporary business partner--she was a marital partner for life!
From New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala, a reader-favorite novella of romance, second chances and a love that conquers the odds Marilee Cash waits tables at an anything-but-glamorous truck stop near Amarillo, Texas, and for six months she's gradually been falling for one of her regular customers, Justin Wheeler. Not that she'd ever let him know. Although he's kind and charming, he barely knows her. So when a blizzard strands Justin at the diner, Marilee feels as if she must be dreaming when their pleasant evening becomes a night of passion. But the next morning, Justin is gone--no note, no explanation, no apology. Justin can't stop thinking about Marilee, but he's too embarrassed by his behavior to try and contact her. Finally, six months later, he finds himself back at the diner--only to find Marilee pregnant with his child. Determined to do the right thing this time, Justin brings Marilee home to meet his parents, but they do not approve of their wealthy rancher son bringing home a truck-stop waitress. And when Justin's mother starting digging into Marilee's past, she uncovers a truth that could threaten Justin and Marliee's love forever... Previously Published.
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