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LESSONS FOR EVERYONE IN BUSINESS FROM AN ALL-STAR TEAM Every six months Dennis C. Carey and Marie-Caroline von Weichs run the CEO Academy, an immersion course for newly appointed CEOs of the world's leading companies--what Business Week called a "boot camp" for the next class of top executives. Those attending get a priceless range of unvarnished advice and invaluable lessons from an all-star team of veteran CEOs about how to get the results they were hired to achieve. What participants pay $10,000 to hear is now contained in this book, the insights and secrets of some of the most influential business leaders of our time. Here is advice from high-caliber businesspeople such as Larry Bossidy, the recently retired CEO of Honeywell International; Ray Gilmartin, the CEO of Merck; John Smale, the former chairman of General Motors and retired chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble; and John Dasburg, who has run Northwest Airlines, Burger King, and now DHL Airways. Successful CEOs aren't the only attraction. How to Run a Company also presents America's leading business observers and watchdogs: Nell Minow, the shareholder rights activist; Ira Millstein, the legendary attorney and power broker; Matthew Bishop, business editor of The Economist; and Joseph Badaracco, Harvard Business School's top professor of ethics. The combined team offers original and revealing observations on how business leaders at the top of the corporate world tackle pressing challenges, such as: * How an industrial goliath like DuPont dramatically shifted its business focus * How The Home Depot changed from fast-growing, free-wheeling adolescence to the management discipline that will help it mature and continue to expand * What Michael Armstrong, who oversaw the transformation of Hughes Electronics and AT&T, advises to companies whose core business begins to disappear * How the CEO of Tyco moved quickly during his first 100 days to build a new senior management team and began to restore trust in a company battered by scandal and bad publicity * The role of the board of directors and how corporate governance should be reformed * What strategies Jack Welch's investor relations team at GE used to constantly probe who was buying the stock, who wasn't, and why How to Run a Companyis not just for CEOs, but anyone interested in the critical make-or-break factors in today's ever-challenging business environment. As the demands and expectations in business become ever greater and the competition tougher, here in one volume is the accumulated wisdom and experience of people who have been in the trenches during a remarkable time. How to Run a Companyis the success manual for the twenty-first century.
Filled with practical advice as well as history, Blu Greenberg's book is a comprehensive guide to the joys and complexities of running a modern Jewish home. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household is a modern, comprehensive guide covering virtually every aspect of Jewish home life. It provides practical advice on how to manage a Jewish home in the traditional way and offers fascinating accounts of the history behind the tradition. In a warm, personal style, Blu Greenberg shows that, contrary to popular belief, the home, and not the synagogue, is the most important institution in Jewish life. Divided into three large sectionsD'The Jewish Way,' 'Special Stages of Life,' and 'Celebration and Remembering'Dthis book educates the uninitiated and reminds the already observant Jew of how Judaism approaches daily life. Topics include prayer, dress, holidays, food preparation, marriage, birth, death, parenthood, and many others. This description of the modern-yet-traditional Jewish household will earn special regard among the many American Jews who are reexploring their ties to Jewish tradition. Such Jews will find this book a flexible guide that provides a knowledge of the requirements of traditional Judaism without advocating immediate and complete compliance. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household will also appeal to observant Jews, providing them with helpful tips on how to manage their homes and special insights into the most minute details and procedures in a traditional household. Herself a traditional Jew, Blu Greenberg is nevertheless quite sympathetic to feminist views on the role of women in Jewish observance. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household therefore speaks intimately to women who are struggling to reconcile their identities as modern women with their commitments to traditional Judaism.
This book is packed with everything amateur chefs need to know about delivering a pop-up restaurant. Including tips from the country's leading pop-up restaurateurs, the authors reveal everything from creating a menu, publicizing the event, dressing your venue, to running an organized kitchen. Discover how to: Theme your evening, and pick a fool-proof menu Organize front of house, and keep your customers happy Price your event and get free publicity Avoid licensing and health-and-safety pitfalls Guarantee your first pop-up is a roaring success Peppered with case studies from novices and professionals, you'll learn from other chefs' successes (and near-successes!) so your own evening runs without a hitch.
How to use Bible-based leadership principles to improve business performanceIn How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK, famed leadership guru Dave Anderson reveals biblical lessons to help transform the people, culture, and results of your business. Not only will you master timeless business principles based on the world's bestselling book, you'll build a foundation for your business that leads to long-term success.This is a refreshing return to commonsense business basics, based on leadership lessons peppered throughout the Good Book. In these turbulent times, quality leadership is the key to surviving and thriving in the business world. You'll learn what the Bible has to say about hiring and training people, managing money, creating a leadership vision, balancing work and life, and achieving your most ambitious business goals.Includes practical, proven business guidance gleaned from the BibleFeatures smart business guidance like the Ten Commandments for elevating your people skillsShows you four vital steps for creating a tough-love culture of accountabilityDave Anderson is also the author of Up Your Business!, If You Don't Make Waves, You'll Drown and How to Deal with Difficult CustomersBest of all, you don't need to be familiar with the Bible to profit from these wise and timeless principles. All you need is a heart open to biblical wisdom and a willingness to lead with courage.
Jill MacSweeny just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends--everyone who wants to support her. And when her mom decides to adopt a baby, it feels like she's somehow trying to replace a lost family member with a new one. Mandy Kalinowski understands what it's like to grow up unwanted--to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, one thing she's sure of is that she wants a better life for her baby. It's harder to be sure of herself. Will she ever find someone to care for her, too? As their worlds change around them, Jill and Mandy must learn to both let go and hold on, and that nothing is as easy--or as difficult--as it seems.Critically acclaimed author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr delivers a heart-wrenching story, told from dual perspectives, about the many roads that can lead us home.
How does a cookie-baking Rat named Bob save his tail from being gobbled by two hungry cats? By serving them cookies and telling themfantastic fairy tales about his family, of course. There's the story about great-grand uncle Mustard who upgrades his family to a lovely three-bedroom brick house. (All's well until some wolves with snout-warts show up.) And there's the one about how starving Grandma Lois was forced to take a job spinning straw into gold. (Impossible to do . . . until a hairy chimney troll comes along.)With allusions to classic fairy tales, plus a storytelling rat to rival Scheherazade, this book--which also includes black-and-white illustrations, a family tree, and a map of Bob's neighborhood--is sure to hold both cats and kids captive.From the Hardcover edition.
Jack Griffin argues that it's vital to sell yourself--and your ideas--every day. In How to Say It at Work: Putting Yourself Across with Power Words, Phrases, Body Language and Communication Secrets, he offers practical advice for making your case whether your target is a supervisor, colleague, subordinate, client, vendor, or lender.
Banish presentation anxiety with tips and techniques that work. Making a powerful presentation requires more than preparing the right materials and rehearsing a speech. This book will turn any anxious reader into a dynamic speaker who engages and inspires listeners. Not only for businesspeople, it can also prove a lifesaver to students and anyone else who must speak in public.
A practical guide to bridging the generation gap. In How to Say It(r) to Seniors, geriatric psychology expert David Solie offers help in removing the typical communication blocks many experience with the elderly. By sharing his insights into the later stages of life, Solie helps in understanding the unique perspective of seniors, and provides the tools to relate to them.
Based on a unique, customer-centric approach to selling, How to Say It(r) to Sell Itprovides practical, real world strategies proven to significantly increase sales results. Packed with power words, concrete examples, useable scripts, and specific communicative steps, this book is the key to reaching sales success.
Teaching your toddler that "no means no" now can save you both suffering. But how do you say it so that he'll understand?For many parents of toddlers, saying "no" over and over becomes a mantra for exhaustion. Why is it so difficult to convey the meaning of this tiny word? Because, says pediatrician Will Wilkoff, when it comes to tots, actions speak louder than words. Using very direct and simple guidelines, Dr. Wilkoff shows you how to develop a consistent and effective discipline plan. He explains what can go wrong with time-out and how to overcome obstacles, including your child's rebelliousness, physical space issues, and your own reluctance. He also presents helpful advice for special situations, such as how to say no at meal times, at grandma's house, and when your child is sick. Presenting his compassionate and practical approach, Dr. Wilkoff shows how you can respond to the misbehavior of very young children while teaching them self-control that will benefit them throughout their lives. How to Say No to Your Toddler is the ideal guide for any parent who wants to take a more effective approach for raising healthy, happy children.
Museum curator Sammi Matthews isn't just in a dating slump, she's putting men on the injured list. After giving one date a black eye and cracking another's rib, Sammi decides she needs professional help. Enter life coach Luke Jones, who advises Sammi on how to overcome her klutziness. And their phone sessions work! Sammi soon meets a sexy FBI agent who seems to know just what she needs. When his brother Luke goes into federal protection, FBI Special Agent Chase Jones agrees to cover for him. Then Sammi's hot voice sizzles down the line, and the usual "phone only" rule is out. With "Luke" coaching her by day, and Chase dating her by night, Sammi's confidence soars, along with her appeal. Chase falls hard, but how will Sammi feel if and when he comes clean? Chase would rather she break all his bones than risk breaking her heart.
`Most families have their share of rebels, adulterers, addicts, ambitious actors, reformed playboys, lovers of exotic animals, and the occasional mute, right?? Akola Suresh, recently returned from the US, finds that in the three years that she?s been away, `home? has become more unravelled than ever. Surrounded by ever-bickering parents whom she addresses by their first names, aged grandparents struck with all manner of old-age eccentricities, a brother who is narrowly skirting the path to social pariah-hood, and a younger sister aspiring to be the hottest new star in Kollywood, Akola is quite sure of one thing ? `bonded? is a word they could never entirely apply to themselves. But when old, hurtful secrets are revealed and a frightening incident shakes them all to the core, it?s time for the Sureshes to abandon their happily dysfunctional lives and, finally, be family.'
Ghost Of A Chance Reporter Nikki "The Barracuda" Scott will sink her teeth into anything. So when her editor sends her to get the lowdown on bad boy football star Cal Braxton, Nikkis game to rough it on his family ranch. She just isnt prepared for exactly how rough. Still, the nasty outhouse, noisy animals, and resident ghost wont put Nikki off. . . especially once she sets eyes (and hands, and mouth) on her subject. If theres a juicy story here, Nikki intends to devour it. . . So, the lady thinks shes gonna get the scoop on him? Cals had his fill of scheming females--hell, his conniving ex-fiancee is the very reason hes hiding out. Then again, if all journalists were as hot as Nikki, he might consider being more open with the press. Too bad she wont be around for long. If the chores and "rustic" conditions dont frighten Nikki off, her haunted accommodations surely will. Tough it turns out Nikki doesnt scare easily. Now Cals the one whos scared--of falling hard. . .
From New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks comes the next adventure in the Love at Stake series, featuring a Master vampire and his love affair with a woman of many secrets . . .Vampire Zoltan Czakvar is on the hunt for the truth about his father's death. He's been searching for a very long time--since 1241, in fact. And he is not about to give up, even when he's attacked by a woman with striking blue eyes and a hell of a right hook!Neona is also on the hunt. She's looking for a mate and she thinks muscled Zoltan will work just fine. After all, men are good for only one thing. Soon, though, she realizes there's more to this handsome vampire than just sexual prowess. But she's keeping a secret from Zoltan, something so big that it will rock the vampire world.Can their newfound love survive . . . even if their passion means the destruction of her world?
Seal Her Desire. . .Dorothea Ellingham is waiting for the man who can ignite a spark of consuming passion with just a kiss. For when that happens, she'll know she's found the one. But after three suitors miserably fail her test, she's about to lose all hope until she lays eyes on Viscount Carter Grayson. His devilish good looks and charm send her pulse racing--and when he kisses her, she finally finds what she's been craving. . .With A Kiss. . .Viscount Carter Grayson is in no hurry to wed. But when he meets Dorothea, he's captivated by the urgent need she sets off in him. Knowing he must have her, he proposes. But as they soon discover, a union forged on passion alone is never enough--and explosive desires can often lead to love. . .Praise for the Novels of Adrienne Basso"Basso has a gift for creating. . .stories tinged with simmering passion and poignancy." --Romantic Times on How to Enjoy a Scandal"Sinfully sensual." --Booklist on The Christmas Countess
Like the two wings of a bird, love and insight work cooperatively to bring about enlightenment, says a fundamental Buddhist teaching. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we each possess the ability to achieve happiness and a meaningful life, but the key to realizing that goal is self-knowledge. In How to See Yourself As You Really Are, the world's foremost Buddhist leader and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize shows readers how to recognize and dispel misguided notions of self and embrace the world from a more realistic -- and loving -- perspective. Step-by-step exercises help readers shatter their false assumptions and ideas and see the world as it actually exists. By directing our attention to the false veneer that so bedazzles our senses and our thoughts, His Holiness sets the stage for discovering the reality behind appearances. But getting past one's misconceptions is only a prelude to right action, and the book's final section describes how to harness the power of meditative concentration to the service of love, and vice versa, so that true altruistic enlightenment is attained. Enlivened by personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's own life experiences, How to See Yourself As You Really Are is an inspirational and empowering guide to achieving self-awareness that can be read and enjoyed by spiritual seekers of all faiths.
Named "the world's greatest salesman" by the Guinness Book of World Records for twelve years running, Joe Girard shares his tips for selling your most important product --YOURSELF! We are always selling ourselves, whether trying to motivate people, persuading others to see our point of view, or negotiating, the day'to-day details of life. By selling ourselves on ourselves, Joe Girard tells us we can get on the path to being winners. Nost intended solely for salespeople, How To Sell Yourself gives lessons in living successfully and with confidence. ON THIS RECORDING IS JOE GIRARD'S METHOD TOBUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE AND A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TAKE CONTROL NO MATTER WHAT THE OBSTACLES OR SELF-DOUBTS LISTEN AND COMMUNICATE CLEARLYGet OTHERS T0 ACCEPT AND TRUST YOUGET AHEAD AND STAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY>STOP MAKINGCOSTLY MISTAKES YOU'RE NOT EVEN AWARE YOU'RE MAKING
The most complete and up-to-date estate-planning guide available. . . Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest tax codes, the third edition of How to Settle an Estate is the essential step-by-step guide to lead readers through the complex and daunting process of settling an estate. In clear and practical lay terms, authors Charles K. Plotnick, L. L. B. , and Stephan R. Leimberg, J. D. , both experts in estate planning, provide readers with invaluable advice, including:# How to raise cash for immediate estate expenses# Dealing with insurance claims# Knowing when to hire a lawyer, an accountant, and a stock broker# Managing real estate# Distributing assetsAnd much more. . .
"Waste not, want not" with this guide to saving money, taking heart, and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.Nowadays, many of us "outsource" basic tasks. Food is instant, ready-made, and processed with unhealthy additives. Dry cleaners press shirts, delivery guys bring pizza, gardeners tend flowers, and, yes, tailors sew on those pesky buttons. But life can be much simpler, sweeter, and richer-and a lot more fun, too! As your grandmother might say, now is not the time to be careless with your money, and it actually pays to learn how to do things yourself!Practical and empowering, How to Sew a Button collects the treasured wisdom of nanas, bubbies, and grandmas from all across the country-as well as modern-day experts-and shares more than one hundred step-by-step essential tips for cooking, cleaning, gardening, and entertaining, including how to* polish your image by shining your own shoes* grow your own vegetables (and stash your bounty for the winter)* sweeten your day by making your own jam* use baking soda and vinegar to clean your house without toxic chemicals* feel beautiful by perfecting your posture* roll your own piecrust and find a slice of heaven* fold a fitted sheet to crisp perfection* waltz without stepping on any toesComplete with helpful illustrations and brimming with nostalgic charm, How to Sew a Button provides calm and comfort in uncertain times. By doing things yourself, with care and attention, you and your loved ones will feel the pleasing rewards of a job well done.From the Trade Paperback edition.
This brilliant little guide covers all the essential basics of sewing, including how to choose the best fabrics and threads for projects, in clear and simple points. Learn skills in amazing sewing crafts such as cross-stitch, patchwork and quilting. This book provides all you need to know to start your own projects today, including indispensable advice for inserting zips and making and using bias bindings.
Get hands-on experience with this guide to the basics of hand sewing. Beautiful and practical, learn this versatile craft through step-by-step techniques, covering everything from construction to decorative stitches.
Sashiko, the traditional Japanese technique of needlework quilting, uses simple running stitch to create beautifully decorative patterns ideal for patchwork, quilting and embroidery. This little book describes everything you need to begin stitching.
This complete, practical reference of tried-and-tested sewing techniques will help you to achieve professional and accurate results every time. The guide begins with a glossary detailing each fabric group, its properties, structure, and fiber content. There is advice on sewing by hand or machine and each section concentrates on a different type of stitch, and its practical application. There are details on how to insert a zipper or sew buttonholes, as well as more decorative ideas like making tassels or adding piping. Whether you are a beginner or a more accomplished needleworker, How to Sew provides all you need to produce results you can be proud of.
Don't miss this first-ever knife maintenance, sharpening and care eBook from BLADE Magazine and BladeMag.com. Researched and extensive feature articles cover how to sharpen a knife, as well as the full range of knife sharpeners, rust preventatives, lubricants, storage, display and much more. The world's best knife writers were assigned to the task of educating readers on how to maintain, hone and care for their knives.