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Transform white collar departments into "professional service firms" whose sole, powerful asset is knowledge.Peters discusses making the most of presentations, working with outsiders on market analysis, how to imporve brainstorming meetings, how to develop relationships with clients and get the most out of them. 50 of Tom Peters's trademark insights on how to get the most our of your department.
From the editors at Writer's Digest, this fantastic resource for romance writers details hundreds of magazine and book publishers who are interested in acquiring and publishing new romantic fiction. Each market listing provides information on where the publisher is located, what they're looking for, who to contact, how to reach them, and what their terms are. Each entry also comes with special insider tips for getting their attention. You want to get your romance published? Start by looking here.
Learning medical professionalism is a challenging, evolving, and life-long endeavor. Professionalism in Medicine: A Case-Based Guide for Medical Students helps begin this process by engaging students and their teachers in reflection on cases that resonate with the experiences of life in medicine. Through the book's seventy-two cases, commentaries, videos, and literature-based reviews, students explore the many challenging areas of medical professionalism. Readers will appreciate the provocative professionalism dilemmas encountered by students from the pre-clinical years and clinical rotations and by physicians of various specialties. Each case is followed by two commentaries by writers who are involved in health care decisions related to that case, and who represent a wide variety of perspectives. Authors represent 46 medical schools and other institutions and include physicians, medical students, medical ethicists, lawyers, psychologists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, health care administrators, and patient advocates.
A companion to textbooks in general education. This book is designed to provide new teachers with practical, yet theory-based, approaches to becoming professional, confident, and skilled classroom instructors, with emphasis on the social and communication skills needed to deal appropriately with students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and the public.
Since the general acceptance of the field of corporate social responsibility worldwide, corporate entities and those who act for them either as executives or "ordinary" employees are expected to be socially responsible. Being socially responsible has a number of quantifiable and unquantifiable benefits for the entity and its stakeholders. It improves the entity's bottom line results, protects jobs, and is also better for the environment. As such, it makes good sense for professionals and those that they interact with as colleagues, suppliers of goods and services, lenders etc to want to take the issue of CSR seriously. This perhaps explains why this book has chosen to explore how 19 professions across the world have integrated and continue to impress upon their staff the importance of CSR in their operational activities. We are constantly reminded that our world's natural resources are exhaustible; we can therefore no longer live for today alone if we do not want to cause substantial problems for future generations.
The Professor was the first novel that Charlotte Brontë completed. Rejected by the publisher who took on the work of her sisters in 1846--Anne's Agnes Grey and Emily's Wuthering Heights--it remained unpublished until 1857, two years after Charlotte Brontë's death. Like Villette (1853), The Professor is based on her experiences as a language student in Brussels in 1842. Told from the point of view of William Crimsworth, the only male narrator that she used, the work formulated a new aesthetic that questioned many of the presuppositions of Victorian society. Brontë's hero escapes from a humiliating clerkship in a Yorkshire mill to find work as a teacher in Belgium, where he falls in love with an impoverished student-teacher, who is perhaps the author's most realistic feminist heroine. The Professor endures today as both a harbinger of Brontë's later novels and a compelling read in its own right."The middle and latter portion of The Professor is as good as I can write," proclaimed Brontë. "It contains more pith, more substance, more reality, in my judgment, than much of Jane Eyre".
The Professor presses his palm against her flank, the warmth of her blood, hotter than her skin. Hot, like the life force that he has claimed. The power over life and death is the ultimate thrill.Someone is murdering women on college campuses. Agent Mick O'Shaughnessy's mission is simple: stop the killer. Following every lead, he meets Meg, the faculty advisor for one of the victims, who can help him track the killer through her campus connections.Meg Connelly is focused on getting her master's degree to show her estranged family she doesn't need anybody's help to succeed. There's something about Mick she can't resist, but the last time she let someone get close to her, it cost her everything.As the investigation heats up, so does their relationship. But Mick's interest in Meg doesn't just endanger her heart-it puts her in the sights of the killer.Once he gets her alone, he can take all the time he needs...92,000 words
"A retired Professor of Law who hasn't tried a real case in forty years teams up with a former student who's yet to trial a case at all, in order to clear both of their names..." The Professor, introduces Thomas Jackson McMurtrie, a longtime law professor at the University of Alabama, who, 40 years after giving up a promising career as a trial lawyer to teach law students at the request of his mentor, Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, retires to his farm an angry and bitter man, betrayed by both a Board member he mistook for a friend and his own failing health. Meanwhile, the young family of one of Tom's oldest friends is killed in a tragic collision with an 18-wheeler. Believing his career is over, Tom refers his friend to a brilliant, yet beleaguered, former student, Rick Drake, who begins to uncover that the truth behind the tragedy is buried in a tangled web of arson, bribery and greed. When a key witness is murdered on the eve of trial, the young attorney, in over his head and at the end of his rope, knows he needs help...and there's only one man who can help him. The Professor is the first in a series of tense legal thriller featuring the unusual and compelling legal team of McMurtie & Drake, combining the thrills and authenticity of a John Grisham novel for the audience that flocked to Friday Night Lights.
Imagine the twisted evil twins of Holmes and Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Prof. James Moriarty - wily, snake- like, fiercely intelligent, unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian 'Basher' Moran - violent,politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike. Unravelling mysteries -- all for their own gain. A spin-off from Titan's highly successful Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series, The Hound of the D'Urbervilles sees acclaimed novelist Kim Newman (Anno Dracula) take on the fiendish Professor Moriarty.
A literary spellbinder about one man's desperate attempt to deal with grief by unmasking the terrorists responsible for the act that killed his wife and daughter Twenty-one years after his wife and daughter were killed in the bombing of a plane over Scotland, English lecturer Alan Tealing persists in trying to discover what really happened on that terrible night. Over the years, he obsessively amasses documents, tapes, and transcripts to prove that the man who was convicted was not actually responsible, and that the real culprit remains at large. When a retired American intelligence officer arrives on Alan's doorstep on a snowy night, claiming to have information about a key witness in the trial, a fateful sequence of events is set in motion. Alan decides he must confront this man, in the hope of uncovering what actually happened. While Robertson writes with the narrative thrust of a thriller, The Professor of Truth is also a graceful meditation on grief, and the lengths we may go to find meaning in loss.
Once Melissa Richardson had been the most popular girl in school and Charles Avery had been the shy brain with a hopeless crush. Now Melissa was alone, pregnant and in need of a job - and her new employer was Charles Avery! Melissa's shock at seeing Charles again was matched only by her mortification at the attraction he roused in her. Her former admirer had grown into a handsome, successful hunk - and a widowed single dad with three adorable children in need of a nanny. Hiding her feelings for her boss as well as the embarrassing truth about her situation seemed a wise professional move. But could she resist Charles's charm and three disarming kids who didn't want a nanny, but a mommy?
Boldly go to worlds where no one has gone before... Primed for promotion to the World-Journal city editor, grizzled senior reporter Pop is stunned when it's announced that young Leonard Caulborn, the publisher's son-in-law, will get the post. Worse, the lad wants him out. In protest, Pop demands to be given a beat again and gets his wish. . . only now he's got just two days to find the "real" story about a dead-end assignment-- a month-old physics lecture-- or be fired. When Pop starts searching for the story's source, a professor named Pertwee, he lands in the middle of the story of a century after the Empire State Building, Grant's Tomb and Grand Central Station all disappear. Apparently, Pertwee's the mastermind behind it all. But Pop soon discovers that, instead of inventing a new way to blow things up, the professor may be doing quite the opposite. ALSO INCLUDES THE SCIENCE FICTION STORIES "BATTLE OF WIZARDS" AND "THE DANGEROUS DIMENSION""... this is a real corker, pulp fiction at its most entertaining." --Booklist
A textbook explaining the proper behavior of sycophants in the land of Foo, along with journal entries kept by a young student named Clover Ernest, who will become the sycophant of Leven Thumps.
Intended to help scholars master writing as a productive, enjoyable and successful experience in 30-to-60 minute sessions amidst busy daily schedules
Beware the unhinged, leftist academic when David Horowitz hits campus. This book is a thoroughly enjoyable and useful guide to the worst of the worst in the hallowed halls of academia. There are those who would politicize the university classroom and transform it into an advocacy center for narrow and extreme views. If we allow that to continue, we will undermine America's ability to lead in the century ahead. This is the story of almost any campus in America. Parents know college professors 'tend to be liberal' but they don't realize how truly anti-middle class and anti-American they can be. The Professors is a must-read, not only for educators and governmental policy makers-but for every parent with high school or college-age children.The professors throws light on the political abuse of our college and university classrooms by activist professors who have been enabled to do so because of the incestuous self-selection process for faculty recruitment and tenure. The book also throws a harrowing light on the decline of professional standards in our schools and the efforts by faculty with political agendas to use their classrooms for indoctrination rather than education. With documentation that will be hard to refute, David Horowitz describes the betrayal of our young people by professors who are defiantly unethical and contemptuous of academic standards. Academics on the Left like to pat themselves on the back for daring to 'speak truth to power.' The Professors speaks some uncomfortable truths to them-to those who run American higher education today. They will hate this scathing critique, but will be hard- pressed to answer his charges.
In the beginning this novel reads like a comedy of manners set on a university campus in the late 1940s. It soon takes a sobering turn, however, as the specter of anti-Semitism emerges. Dr. Gregory Kitner, professor of English, refuses to leave a "restricted" faculty club, and is fired shortly afterward on a trumped-up charge of "moral turpitude."
The last time he'd seen forensics expert Callista "Callie" MacBride, she was the target of a hit man, and FBI Agent Tom Ryan had been assigned to keep her safe...but he hadn't kept his distance. Now, when every agent in the Four Corners was on the hunt for who killed one of their own, Callie was again in danger. And like before, it was Tom playing protector-while trying to avoid their still-simmering attraction. He knew Callie resented his sudden return, but the haunted look in her eyes told him there was more to the story. And he was right-but the truth rocked him to the core. ...
The popularity of television shows and movies like Profiler, CSI, and The Silence of the Lambs has made the concept of criminal profiling familiar to most Americans. Though such dramas follow the general approach of real-life criminal investigative analysis, artistic license often results in a simplistic and sensationalistic image of the complex work of profilers. In this compilation of expert articles internationally recognized homicide investigators, most of them pioneers in developing the science and the art of profiling, share their insights gained from years of experience tracking the perpetrators of some of the most notorious crimes.Among the subjects discussed are:-dealing with hostage situations-child abduction and murder in the David Meirhofer case-interviewing Jeffrey Dahmer-autoerotic murder-the challenges of creating psychological profiles-the use of forensic linguistics to track the Unabomber-assaultative eye injury ("enucleation")-geographic profilingA must for readers of true crime, forensic investigations, and murder mysteries, this unique collection of revealing articles offers a chilling and unparalleled glimpse into the workings of the criminal mind.
Full-color series--six bios in one! It takes more than one person to bring about change and innovation. Find out how key players from yesterday and today influenced and interacted with each other during some of the world's most memorable periods. So much more than just your typical biography, Profiles focuses on six of the most prominent figures during World War II. This book includes all of the biographical information kids need to know (background, family, education, accomplishments, etc.) about FDR, Churchill, Eisenhower, Hitler, Stalin, and Hirohito. Photographs, maps, and quotes will be interwoven throughout the text.
It takes more than one person to bring about War. This book will follow the lives of six key players during one of the most controversial wars in history. Profiles is so much more than just your typical biography. The next book in our six-in-one, full-color bio series will focus on the five W's of the Vietnam War--who, what, where, when, and why. Kids will learn all of the biographical information they need to know (background, family, education, accomplishments, etc.) about: Ho Chi Minh (prime minister of Democratic Republic of Vietnam) John F. Kennedy (US president 1961-1963), Lyndon B. Johnson (US president (1963-1969), Ngo Dinh Diem (president of South Vietnam), Henry Kissinger (US National security advisor), and William Westmoreland (US army general). This book will help illuminate one of the most controversial wars in American history for a new generation of readers.
Meet six heroic social activists. The next book in our six-in-one, full-color bio series will focus on Peace Warriors. Featuring men and women who have worked passionately to pioneer peaceful solutions to violent conflicts throughout history. Our peace warriors will include Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Dorothy Day, and Ellen Sirleaf Johnson. Find out about their childhoods, where they went to school, what their families were like, and their major accomplishments. Six inspiring tales of courage and conviction.
"These are the stories of the pressures experienced by eight United States Senators and the grace with which they endured them --the risks to their careers, the unpopularity of their courses, the defamation of their characters, and sometimes, but sadly only sometimes, the vindication of their reputations and their principles."
[From the dust jacket: "We love to be inspired by true stories of men and women who rose to the historic occasion and made bold--though sometimes difficult and painful--decisions, acts of courage that history has judged to be high points of leadership and wisdom. That, indeed, was the great appeal of historian Alan Axelrod's previous book, Profiles in Audacity. Although we may be a bit more reluctant to admit it, we also love to hear about the decisions that--whether through character flaws or sheer bad luck--led to misfortune, disaster, or worse. In brief, fascinating, and instructive vignettes, Axelrod pinpoints more than thirty such instances of human folly. Some are dumb choices made by bone-headed people, some are evil edicts made by ruthless people, but most are gaffes by good, smart, and savvy people that nevertheless went miserably, abominably, and often irreversibly wrong. The unfortunate blunders range from as far back as the days of the Trojans and the wooden horse to the ongoing disaster of Hurricane Katrina. They occurred in spheres as diverse as politics, the military, business, and invention. Some of these cautionary tales lead us to wonder "what were they thinking?" (Ford Motor Company and the Edsel and Coca-Cola's introduction of the "New Coke") while others leave us deeply shaken (the overconfidence behind the Titanic tragedy and the bureaucratic complacency that led to the Space Shuttle disasters of 1986 and 2003). All of the fateful choices examined in Profiles in Folly--including George Armstrong Custer abandoning his own battle plan at the Little Bighorn and Thomas Edison's stand on the wrong side of technological development with his campaign against the efficiencies of alternating current--are rich with the obstinacy, willful ignorance, and plain stupidity invaluable as lessons we can all apply not only to our own lives, but also to selecting and judging those whom we choose to be our leaders. Profiles in Folly is rich with exquisite twists ranging from acerbic to horrific, and a valuable reminder of what fools we mortals can indeed be."
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