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Despite considerable investment in resources and tools, many companies struggle to meet the demand for the talent they require. Make Talent Your Business\u201d gets to the heart of the matter: Managers themselves are in the best position to help people learn from experience (the uncontested major source of development) and shows managers how to do it by using the five practices that work for managers who are exceptional at building talent. This set of practices goes well beyond the usual managerial coaching and performance management. It moves the focus from performance today to development of skills that truly "raise the game" of employees--skills such as in-the-moment judgment, customer relationship building and collaborative decision-making. Managers who grow talent enhance their own reputations and get better results, retain people, attract talent and make their organizations more agile and capable to deal with future challenges.
When Jennifer Reese lost her job, she was overcome by an impulse common among the recently unemployed: to economize by doing for herself what she had previously paid for. She had never before considered making her own peanut butter and pita bread, let alone curing her own prosciutto or raising turkeys. And though it sounded logical that "doing it yourself" would cost less, she had her doubts. So Reese began a series of kitchen-related experiments, taking into account the competing demands of everyday contemporary American family life as she answers some timely questions: When is homemade better? Cheaper? Are backyard eggs a more ethical choice than store-bought? Will grinding and stuffing your own sausage ruin your week? Is it possible to make an edible maraschino cherry? Some of Reese's discoveries will surprise you: Although you should make your hot dog buns, guacamole, and yogurt, you should probably buy your hamburger buns, potato chips, and rice pudding. Tired? Buy your mayonnaise. Inspired? Make it. With its fresh voice and delightful humor, Make the Bread, Buy the Butter gives 120 recipes with eminently practical yet deliciously fun "Make or buy" recommendations. Reese is relentlessly entertaining as she relates her food and animal husbandry adventures, which amuse and perplex as well as nourish and sustain her family. Her tales include living with a backyard full of cheerful chickens, muttering ducks, and adorable baby goats; countertops laden with lacto-fermenting pickles; and closets full of mellowing cheeses. Here's the full picture of what is involved in a truly homemade life--with the good news that you shouldn't try to make everything yourself--and how to get the most out of your time in the kitchen.
Every teacher, every school, and every class is unique, but there are certain things that successful students have in common no matter where they are. Everyone needs to prioritize well, stay organized, and know how to study for different topics, but actually managing to achieve those goals isn't easy or straightforward. Make the Grade dissects the school week as students actually experience it-and offers realistic solutions to common problems, from difficult teachers and over-booked schedules to boring homework and the endless variety of (more enjoyable) distractions. Inside you'll also find: Sidebars that offer timesaving techniques, confidence-boosting exercises, and creative ways to add new studying skills Checklists to help ensure you do everything you can to set yourself up for success Charts and maps that provide clear, concise guidance in navigating difficult subjects and planning for future obstacles
"Success is the point where your most authentic talents, passion, values, and experiences intersect with the chance to contribute to some greater good. " --Bill Strickland According to MacArthur Fellowship "genius" award winner Bill Strickland, a successful life is not something you simply pursue, it is something that you create, moment by moment. It is a realization Strickland first came to when, as a poor kid growing up in a rough neighborhood of Pittsburgh, he encountered a high school ceramics teac...
STEP INTO THE NON-IMPACT, TOTAL-BODY BENEFITS OF WATER EXERCISEOnce used primarily for rehabilitation, water exercise has been proven to build strength, improve cardiovascular fitness and burn calories - all without the strain and trauma of land-based activities. This flexible training tool can help you:* Improve muscular strength* Increase flexibility* Enhance cardiovascular fitness* Alleviate pain* Rehabilitate injuriesWith step-by-step instructions and clear photos, Make the Pool Your Gym shows how to create the effective and efficient workout best suited to your needs. Whether you're a non-swimmer, an elite athlete or someone with a chronic condition, you can make a splash in your fitness level without even getting your hair wet.
Baby Duck longs to join the swimming team. But she won't go in the water. She's scared that her arms might get tired and make her slow or that she'll swallow water. Luckily Grandpa always knows what to say and do to make Baby Duck feel better...and brave enough to take the plunge.
Introduces the basics of girls' gymnastics, including step-by-step instructions in the vault, floor exercise, uneven parallel bars, and the balance beam; tips on training and conditioning; and information about meets and competition.
Companies spend billions of dollars on recognition programs each year. While recognition done right improves morale and productivity, most of the money spent is wasted because people in most organizations still don't feel recognized.
Everyone Has Secrets. . . The beautiful young judge. The hardworking waitress. The handsome college student. Some Are Meant To Be Kept. . . The victims are all different. . . but they all have one gruesome detail in common. . . But Others Can Kill. . . A clever serial killer is stalking the streets of Seattle. Searching for his next victim. Creating a monument of madness that will be built victim by victim. . . piece by piece. . . bone by bone. . . Includes an excerpt of Kevin O'Brien's newest thriller VICIOUS! Praise for Kevin O'Brien and The Next to Die: "Another fast-paced and gripping read. " --The Seattle Post Intelligencer "Taut psychological suspense. . . O'Brien effectively maintains the breakneck pace of this haunting read. " --Publishers Weekly
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Drawing from the text of the Business Week bestseller Today Matters, this condensed, revised edition boils down John C. Maxwell's 12 daily practices to their very essence, giving maximum impact in minimal time. Presented in a quick-read format, this version is designed to be read cover to cover in one sitting or taken in as brief lessons in a few spare minutes each day. It covers such topics as:-- Priorities-- Health-- Family-- Finances-- Values-- GrowthReaders will learn how to make decisions on important matters and apply those decisions daily to put them on a path to more successful, productive, and fulfilling lives.
Bring It On. . . When the Cavanaugh sisters inherit the family moving company, they figure theyre "man" enough for the job. Theyll show those bad boys of Texas just how good these three gals are at getting exactly what they want. . . Reecie is a caretaker from the word go--shes all business, whether its family or work. So she is more than ready to let easygoing Jack Saunders step in and take care of her in the most intimate way possible. . . Robbie Jo loves a good time at work and in bed--until she meets rodeo rider Cash McBride and realizes shes ready to settle down and ride one man long and hard. . . Carla is tired of sweating for a living. But getting hot and bothered around real estate attorney Josh Winters puts her in the mood for some seriously steamy sex. . . Praise for Amie Stuarts Hands On "Sexy, scrumptious, finger-lickin good!" --Monica Jackson "From sweet to spanky, Stuarts gritty heroines sizzle across the page. " --Lucinda Betts WARNING! THIS IS A REALLY HOT BOOK (Sexually Explicit) Amie Stuart is proud to be a native Texan. She is a single mom and lives near Arlington.
It's 3D Printing: The Next Generation! The technology's improving, prices are dropping,new models are hitting the market, and 3D printers are appearing on desktops, workbenches, lab shelves, and kitchen tables all over the world. Not only are we seeing better, faster, and cheaper 3D printers, we're also seeing new printing materials, easier-to-use design software, powerful scanning technology, and the rise of an entire ecosystem of 3D peripherals and services that support 3D printing technology. Make's second annual 3D Printing Guide is once again your go-to resource for discovering the latest information in this fast-changing field of printers, software, projects, and accessories. Inside, you'll find up-to-date reviews on the latest in 3D printing technology, feature and model comparisons, tutorials and stories about 3d printing, and some of the coolest 3d printed objects out there.
Falling in love is easy; staying in love is hard. If you've ever yearned for a connection, wanted more intimacy in your relationship, or worried that you and your partner are falling out of love, internationally acclaimed therapist Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil is here to help. In her new edition of Make Up, Don't Break Up, love expert Dr. Bonnie offers her cutting-edge yet heartfelt advice on how relationships work, and how yours can work better. She walks you through the many stages of a relationship's connections and disconnections so that you will be able to reconnect and solidify your relationship. With new chapters on male intimacy and long-distance relationships, Make Up, Don't Break Up teaches you how to find the love you've been seeking and make the commitment last. Her groundbreaking communication skills will have men listening and talking rather than shutting down and walking away. It'll show you how to fix your relationship so you can make it, not break it. Dr. Bonnie knows how to make a relationship last. Her valuable Smart Heart Skills have helped a phenomenal 98 percent of the couples she's worked with to stay together. And with this new edition and companion DVD, you will receive that same guidance and opportunity for lasting love. Visit her website at www. doctorbonnie. com.
A proven decision-making system guides readers to the right choice every time Make Up Your Mind provides author Hal Mooz's proprietary system for decision making. This approach consists of three decision-making models, including: the Decision Type Model, which characterizes what is at stake with any decision; the Decision Solution Model, which frames the most suitable alternatives; and the Decision Judgment Model, which provides ten bases for judging alternatives, some of which may be defensible and others that, although popular, may not be defensible to challenge. These models guide the reader's thinking to the most promising alternatives and the best choice. A decision fit person enjoys the benefit of thinking clearly about decisions and their outcomes and is competent to act knowledgeably and decisively about creating the alternatives and judging them appropriately. Become decision fit. Think clearly and act decisively on your own decisions and help others to do the same.
Just any old place won't do for raising a family of ducklings. Mr. Mallard thought the pond in the Boston Public Garden would be just right, especially with the swan boats bringing all those people, and all those peanuts. But Mrs. Mallard knew right away that the park was not a safe place for babies. A quiet island in the Charles River, however, proved just right for bringing up a new family-eight fluffy ducklings in all. And after her brood had learned to swim and dive, to walk in a line, and to come when called, Mrs. Mallard knew the time was right. They would all return to the Public Garden. But though the ducklings were old enough to look out for themselves, they couldn't fly. How to move them across the highway, down busy streets and intersections? Mrs. Mallard didn't make a fuss. She just set off at a proud waddle and the ducklings filed along behind her. The people of Boston would just have to make way! This brilliantly illustrated, amusingly observed tale of Mallards on the move has won the hearts of generations of readers. Awarded the Caldecott Medal as "the most distinguished American picture book for children" in 1941, it has since become a favorite of millions, children and adults alike, as "one of the merriest picture-books ever... told in very few words with a gravity that underscores the delightful comedy of the pictures." -The New York Times
This classic tale of the famous Mallard ducks of Boston was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1941. Make Way for Ducklings has been described as 'one of the merriest picture books ever' (The New York Times). Ideal for reading aloud, this book deserves a place of honor on every child's bookshelf.
Can two strangers make that lovin feelin last? Three months after a first date that ended in a night of explosive passion, Caress Coleman and Julius Jones find themselves somewhere between roommates with benefits and true love. Shes smart, beautiful, and one paycheck away from broke. Hes smart, handsome, and very successful. But thats just the beginning of their differences. . . . Shes messy--and thats putting it nicely. Hes a neat freak--and thats an understatement. Shes happy in sweatpants. Hes an urban sophisticate who wears the hippest designer labels. Theyre total opposites in every way but one: they share a sizzling attraction that makes them want to beg for more and more. But can their passion lead to a love that lasts for the long haul? Raves for Niobia Bryant "Hot men, spicy women and a sexually captivating story. " --Romantic Times on Hot like Fire
The most powerful, most staggeringly complex machine ever created is all in your head. Our brain is the most adaptable, modifiable organ in our body, and yet it is the organ we most likely give the least attention. Many individuals who are concerned with having a physically fit body stop their "workout" at the neck. In the past five years brain scientists have discovered much more about how the brain works, including that it can be trained to perform better than ever before. You are never too young or too old to adopt healthy brain habits that strengthen the brain's capacity to think smarter. In Make Your Brain Smarter, renowned cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman introduces you to the very latest research in brain science and shows you how to tailor a program to fit your own needs. In this all-inclusive book, Dr. Chapman delivers a comprehensive "fitness" plan that you can use to "exercise" your way to a healthier brain. You will find scientifically proven strategies to train deep, insightful, and strategic thinking. You will discover why memory is not the most important measure of brain function, why IQ is an outdated, misleading index of brain potential, and how to become a higher brain performer. Make Your Brain Smarter is the ultimate guide for keeping your brain fit at every age. You will learn why age is not the culprit behind brain slippage, why your brain does not have to deteriorate, why your best brain years can be ahead of you, and how to maximize brainpower across the life span. Whether you are a Boomer-age "thinker" or a Millennial-era "finder," Make Your Brain Smarter will help you take charge of your frontal lobe command center, in order to create and challenge yourself to achieve the bright and vibrant brain that you crave, and to be a more creative, more articulate, and more energetic thinker. Brain performance is the last, most urgent, and most significant frontier of human performance. Now is the time to put your brain at the center of your health habits. Live young and live long with a brain whose assets can continue to grow more valuable when you take the health challenge to keep your brain fit every day.
Everyone wants to be more effective at work and to get maximum impact from minimum effort. Make Your Brain Work shows you how to do this, using the latest insights from neuroscience about how our mind works and what really makes us tick. Author Amy Brann is an expert in brain science, but you don't have to be: she has distilled the key findings you need into non-technical, practical guidance. Read this clear, engaging book and discover the things you can do to get yourself functioning at the top of your capabilities, more of the time. Learn the habits, techniques and behaviours that will get you the results you want, by making your brain work for you. Leave stress, overwhelm, negative moods and poor time management behind - Make Your Brain Work is your passport to a new improved you!
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Here are brief, pointed, practical instructions in successful living to help achieve real health, happiness, prosperity, greater security, andpeace of mind. In clear, concise terms, Emmet Fox outlines the sevenmental laws that are the stepping stones to full realization of the inner, spiritual Power which ties within the reach of anyone who sincerely wants it and who is willing to apply the principles set forth. Make Your Life Worthwhile reveals how you can put these principles to immediate use to begin transforming your life.Dr. Fox explains the eleven key words in the Bible and discusses what the Bible has to say about successful living, showing how its wisdom can become a part of your everyday life.This is a lifetime plan for tapping into the great spiritual truths that underlie, everyday existence and applying them to: Reach through to true spiritual Power * Use your own inner resources more fully * Overcome difficulties * Become a dynamic person * Achieve what you really desire * Pray unselfishly * Get results with positive thinking * Make the most of the present moment * Enhance spiritual growth and material well-being * Build confidence in yourself * Understand your unique role in God's unfolding purpose * and much more.
Jodie Patterson's posh bakery is all about satisfying cravings. Her signature aphrodisiac cookies have been flying off the shelves, and giving Jodie some delicious ideas of her own. Behind his owlish glasses, Jodie's business partner, Dr. Dan Ellison, is the male equivalent of the Naughty Professor. Jodie is more than ready to indulge her fantasies with this wolf-in-geek's-clothing as long as they set some ground rules: sex is sex, business is business and nothing will change. Yeah, right! After that first addictive kiss, it's time to see if they can really satisfy each other's appetites.
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Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
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- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.