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Exclusively Chloe

by J. A. Yang

In the public eye since she was adopted as a baby from China by her Hollywood celebrity parents, sixteen-year-old Chloe-Grace, longing for a "normal" life, undergoes a transformation with the help of her mother's stylist and finds not only the life she wanted but an important key to her past.

Excursion to Tindari

by Andrea Camilleri Stephen Sartarelli

A young Don Juan is murdered in front of his apartment building. An elderly couple is missing after an excursion to Tindari. Two unrelated cases for Inspector Montalbano to solve?

The Excuse Factory: How Employment Law Is Paralyzing the American Workplace

by Walter K. Olson

Renowned for his work on the litigation explosion, Walter Olson takes an in-depth look at employment law and how it has been affected by the litigation explosion.

"Excuse Me, But I Was Next..."

by Peggy Post

Have you ever been annoyed by cell phone yakkers, line cutters, or movie chatterers? Been confused about who pays at a restaurant? Received a gift you hated? Fumed over how to respond to a nosy question? America's etiquette expert Peggy Post comes to the rescue in this concise, readable handbook devoted to the top 100 etiquette issues everyone wonders about. You'll learn how to politely say "no" to difficult requests, how to introduce someone if you've forgotten his or her name, how to perform damage control for e-mail bloopers, and countless other strategies for handling life's awkward moments. Additional highlights include: Ten Conversational Blunders . . . Five Introduction Goofs . . . Top Dinner-Table Manners Goofs . . . Tipping Guidelines . . . A Family Gathering Survival Guide . . . How to Spot a Dud on the First Date . . . Playdate Etiquette . . . How to Be a Welcome Houseguest . . . How to Simplify Gift Giving . . . Dispelling Wedding Myths . . . and much more. In "Excuse Me, But I Was Next . . . ," Peggy Post distills the essence of etiquette for today's world into the perfect portable book.

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

by Larry Bossidy Ram Charan

Advice on project and company management.

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things done

by Larry Bossidy Ram Charan Charles Burck

The book that shows how to get the job done and deliver results . . . whether you're running an entire company or in your first management job Larry Bossidy is one of the world's most acclaimed CEOs, a man with few peers who has a track record for delivering results. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, a man with unparalleled insight into why some companies are successful and others are not. Together they've pooled their knowledge and experience into the one book on how to close the gap between results promised and results delivered that people in business need today. After a long, stellar career with General Electric, Larry Bossidy transformed AlliedSignal into one of the world's most admired companies and was named CEO of the year in 1998 by Chief Executive magazine. Accomplishments such as 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13 percent or more didn't just happen; they resulted from the consistent practice of the discipline of execution: understanding how to link together people, strategy, and operations, the three core processes of every business. Leading these processes is the real job of running a business, not formulating a "vision" and leaving the work of carrying it out to others. Bossidy and Charan show the importance of being deeply and passionately engaged in an organization and why robust dialogues about people, strategy, and operations result in a business based on intellectual honesty and realism. The leader's most important job--selecting and appraising people--is one that should never be delegated. As a CEO, Larry Bossidy personally makes the calls to check references for key hires. Why? With the right people in the right jobs, there's a leadership gene pool that conceives and selects strategies that can be executed. People then work together to create a strategy building block by building block, a strategy in sync with the realities of the marketplace, the economy, and the competition. Once the right people and strategy are in place, they are then linked to an operating process that results in the implementation of specific programs and actions and that assigns accountability. This kind of effective operating process goes way beyond the typical budget exercise that looks into a rearview mirror to set its goals. It puts reality behind the numbers and is where the rubber meets the road. Putting an execution culture in place is hard, but losing it is easy. In July 2001 Larry Bossidy was asked by the board of directors of Honeywell International (it had merged with AlliedSignal) to return and get the company back on track. He's been putting the ideas he writes about in Execution to work in real time.

Execution Dock (William Monk #16)

by Anne Perry

On the bustling docks along the River Thames, Great Britain's merchant ships unload the treasures of the world. And here, in dank and sinister alleys, sex merchants ply their lucrative trade. The dreaded kingpin of this dark realm is Jericho Phillips, who seems far beyond the reach of the law. But when thirteen-year-old Fig is found with his throat cut, Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination. Monk's wife, Hester, draws a highly unusual guerrilla force to her husband's cause--a canny ratcatcher, a retired brothel keeper, a fearless street urchin, and a rebellious society lady. To one as criminally minded as Phillips, these folks are mere mosquitoes, to be sure. But as he will soon discover, some mosquitoes can have a deadly sting.

Execution of Innocence

by Christopher Pike

Charlie & Mary were a happy couple. But Mary makes a small mistake. Charlie loses it and someone dies. Charlie is a hunted man and Mary an outcast. But what really happened that dark night, when love & rage shook hands on a deserted street?

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

by Elizabeth L. Silver

An unforgettable and unpredictable debut novel of guilt, punishment, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive Noa P. Singleton never spoke a word in her own defense throughout a brief trial that ended with a jury finding her guilty of first-degree murder. Ten years later, having accepted her fate, she sits on death row in a maximum-security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date. Seemingly out of the blue, she is visited by Marlene Dixon, a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is also the mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. Marlene tells Noa that she has changed her mind about the death penalty and Noa's sentence, and will do everything in her considerable power to convince the governor to commute the sentence to life in prison, in return for the one thing Noa is unwilling to trade: her story. Marlene desperately wants Noa to reveal the events that led to her daughter's death - events that Noa has never shared with a soul. With death looming, Marlene believes that Noa may finally give her the answers she needs, though Noa is far from convinced that Marlene deserves the salvation she alone can deliver. Inextricably linked by murder but with very different goals, Noa and Marlene wrestle with the sentences life itself can impose while they confront the best and worst of what makes us human in this haunting tale of love, anguish, and deception.From the Hardcover edition.

The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder, and the Search for Justice in the American South

by Gilbert King

On May 3, 1946, a seventeen-year-old boy was scheduled to die by the electric chair inside of a tiny red brick jail in picturesque St. Martinsville, Louisiana. Young Willie Francis had been charged with the murder of a local pharmacist. The electric chair-three hundred pounds of oak and metal- had been dubbed "Gruesome Gertie" and was moved from one jailhouse to another throughout the state of Louisiana. The switch would be thrown at 12:08 P. M. , but Willie Francis did not die. Miraculously, having survived this less than cordial encounter with death, Willie was soon informed that the state would try to kill him again in six days. Letters began pouring into St. Martinsville from across the country-Americans of all colors and classes were transfixed by the fate of this young man. A Cajun lawyer just returned from WWII, Bertrand DeBlanc would take on Willie's case-in the face of overwhelming local resistance. DeBlanc would argue the case all the way from the Bayou to the U. S. Supreme Court. In deciding Willie's fate the courts and the country would be forced to ask questions about capital punishment that remain unresolved today.

The Executioner (Robert Hunter #2)

by Chris Carter

Inside a Los Angeles church, on the altar steps, lies the blood-soaked, decapitated body of a priest. Carefully positioned, legs stretched out, arms crossed over the chest, the most horrifying thing of all is that the priest's head has been replaced by that of a dog. Later, the forensic team discover that, on the victim's chest, the figure 3 has been scrawled in blood. At first, Detective Robert Hunter believes that this is a ritualistic killing. But as more bodies surface, he is forced to reassess. All the victims died in the way they feared the most. Their worst nightmares have literally come true. But how could the killer have known? And what links these apparently random victims? Hunter finds himself on the trail of an elusive and sadistic killer, somone who apparently has the power to read his victims' minds. Someone who can sense what scares his victims the most. Someone who will stop at nothing to achieve his twisted aim.

Executioner's Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair

by Richard Moran

In this amazing story of high stakes competition between two titans, Richard Moran shows how the electric chair developed not out of the desire to be more humane but through an effort by one nineteenth-century electric company to discredit the other. In 1882, Thomas Edison ushered in the "age of electricity" when he illuminated Manhattan's Pearl Street with his direct current (DC) system. Six years later, George Westinghouse lit up Buffalo with his less expensive alternating current (AC). The two men quickly became locked in a fierce rivalry, made all the more complicated by a novel new application for their product: the electric chair. When Edison set out to persuade the state of New York to use Westinghouse's current to execute condemned criminals, Westinghouse fought back in court, attempting to stop the first electrocution and keep AC from becoming the "executioner's current." In this meticulously researched account of the ensuing legal battle and the horribly botched first execution, Moran raises disturbing questions not only about electrocution, but about about our society's tendency to rely on new technologies to answer moral questions. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Executive Advantage

by Jacqui Grey

The pressures on executives to succeed, both internal and external, are intense. They are constantly fighting to make sense of their changing worlds and to make the right decisions for themselves, their teams and their business. Executive Advantage gives ambitious leaders the powerful strategies they need to become authentic 21st century leaders. It makes sense of the complexities faced by organizations, especially in the face of aggressive growth or, conversely, recession and downsizing. Any change presents challenges and it's the leader's role to tackle these head on. Understanding human needs, and the consequences of not meeting these needs, is key to effective handling of change, conflict and executive 'gremlins', the barriers and sticking points that can get in the way of optimal business performance. Leadership expert Jacqui Grey presents a 10 step solution for leaders who are looking to make a real difference in their business.

Executive Function in Education

by Lynn Meltzer

This uniquely integrative book brings together research on executive function processes from leaders in education, neuroscience, and psychology. It focuses on how to apply current knowledge to assessment and instruction with diverse learners, including typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The role of executive function processes in learning is examined and methods for identifying executive function difficulties are reviewed. Chapters describe scientifically grounded models for promoting these key cognitive capacities at the level of the individual child, the classroom, and the entire school. Implications for teaching particular content areas reading, writing, and math are also discussed.

The Executive in Action

by Peter F. Drucker

Three complete Drucker management books in one volume -- Managing for Results, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and The Effective Executive with a new preface by the author.In his preface, Peter F. Drucker says: "These three books should enable executives -- whether high up in the organization or just beginning their career-- to know the right things to do;-- to know how to do them; and-- to do them effectively.Together, these three books provide The Toolkit for Executive Action."Drucker identifies and explains the practices, decisions and priorities for achieving business performance and executive effectiveness. These books cover "the three dimensions of the successful practice of management." Managing for Results was the first book to explain business strategy. Drucker shows how the existing business has to focus on opportunities rather than problems to be effective, for it is the opportunities that will bring growth and performance. Innovation and Entrepreneurship analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. It is a superbly practical book that explains what established businesses, public service institutions and new ventures have to know, learn and do to prepare and create the successful businesses of tomorrow. In The Effective Executive, Drucker discusses the five practices and habits that must be learned for executive effectiveness. Ranging widely through business and government, he demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious situations. Together, these three books have sold more than a million copies; they have been published throughout the world and continue to sell actively. These are essential works for the executive and manager by "the dean of this country's business and management philosophers." --Wall Street Journal

Executive Intelligence

by Justin Menkes

The final word on what traits make for highly successful managers--and a detailed explanation of how to identify potential standout performers. Executive Intelligence is about the substance behind great leadership. Inspired by the work of Peter Drucker and Jim Collins, Justin Menkes set out to isolate the qualities that make for the 'right' people. Drawing on his background in psychology and bolstered by interviews with accomplished CEOs, Menkes paints the portrait of the ideal executive. In a sense, Menkes's work reveals an executive IQ--the cognitive skills necessary in order to excel in senior management positions. Star leaders readily differentiate primary priorities from secondary concerns; they identify flawed assumptions; they anticipate the different needs of various stakeholders and how they might conflict with one another; and they recognise the underlying agendas of individuals in complex exchanges. Weaving together research, interviews and the results of his own proprietary testing, Menkes exposes one of the great fallacies of corporate life, that hiring and promotion are conducted on a systematic or scientific basis that allows the most accomplished to rise to their levels of optimal responsibility. Finally, Menkes is a passionate advocate for finding and employing the most talented people, especially those who may have been held back by external assumptions.

Executive Intelligence: What All Great Leaders Have

by Justin Menkes

The final word on what traits make for highly successful managers - and a detailed explanation of how to identify potential standout performers. "Executive Intelligence" is about the substance behind great leadership. Inspired by the work of Peter Drucker and Jim Collins, Justin Menkes set out to isolate the qualities that make for the 'right' people. Drawing on his background in psychology and bolstered by interviews with accomplished CEOs, Menkes paints the portrait of the ideal executive.

Executive Intent (Patrick McLanahan Series #16)

by Dale Brown

The deadliest strike will come from outer space. When America develops the most powerful defense system in history, will it be used to protect the nation--or will it be used to force universal domination? This question must be answered in the stillness of outer space and the corridors of the White House. The United States has just unleashed the most powerful weapon in history--a missile-launching satellite called Thor's Hammer that can strike anywhere on the planet in seconds. Now the United States stands unchecked in military dominance. Or does it? The world's other major superpowers, Russia and China, are rocked by America's development, and they scramble to respond by gaining control of the seas. When terrorists hijack Pakistani missiles and fire them at Indian cities, U.S. president Joseph Gardner has only one option: to use the untested Thor's Hammer. But something goes awry and the Hammer misses one of its targets, killing thousands of Pakistani civilians. In retaliation, Pakistan and the Middle East decide to give China strategic naval advantage by granting it access to Middle Eastern ports. To make matters worse, days after the crisis, Somali pirates board a Chinese freighter off the coast of Mogadishu and slaughter the crew. China responds by brutally attacking and then occupying Somalia, quickly setting up missile pads that can target U.S. naval ships across vital sea-lanes in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, as well as any ships transiting the Suez Canal. Now the U.S. high command is on red alert and the country's security is in total jeopardy. . . . Another flash point quickly emerges-in Earth's orbit. When Chinese and Russian spacecraft surround an American space station, the threat is clear: negotiate and compromise, or China and Russia will cripple the U.S. Navy with ballistic missiles. Retired Air Force lieutenant general Patrick McLanahan returns to assist the commander of the U.S. Space Defense Force, Kai Raydon. But can McLanahan and Raydon stop the Chinese and Russian spaceships? Or will the world's superpowers be plunged into a full-scale war? All the while, President Gardner must face threats from within when his own vice president begins to challenge his decisions-and maybe even his job. With Executive Intent, the New York Times bestselling master thriller-writer Dale Brown crafts an action-packed tale of intrigue and technological weaponry that pits the world's superpowers in a contest for Earth's oceans and ultimate high ground-space.

Executive Mother-To-Be

by Nicola Marsh

From employee to mommy-to-be. . . Career-girl Kristen Lewis is at the top of her field. She's driven, sensible--and her spur-of-the-moment decision to have one perfect night with sexy Nate was totally out of character! She puts it behind her. . . until she's faced with two shocks: she's pregnant. . . with her boss's baby! Nathan Boyd, one of Australia's leading entrepreneurs, buries himself in his work to forget his private torment. But now he's faced with a dilemma: the first woman to tempt him in a long time is his employee.

Executive Privilege

by Phillip Margolin

When private detective Dana Cutler is hired to follow college student Charlotte Walsh, she never imagines the trail will lead to the White House. But the morning after Walsh's clandestine meeting with Christopher Farrington, President of the United States, the pretty young coed is dead-the latest victim, apparently, of a fiend dubbed "the D.C. Ripper." A junior associate in an Oregon law firm, Brad Miller is stunned by the death row revelations of convicted serial killer Clarence Little. Though Little accepts responsibility for a string of gruesome murders, he swears he was framed for one of them: the death of a teenaged babysitter who worked for then-governor Farrington. Suddenly nowhere in America is safe for a small-time private eye and a fledgling lawyer who possess terrifying evidence that suggests the unthinkable: that someone at the very highest level of government, perhaps the president himself, is a cold and brutal killer.

Executive Sanction

by David Compton

Betrayed by the political game, a brilliant, idealistic campaign manager now finds himself chosen by the CIA for an extremely sensitive and volatile national security operation. Caught in a world of clandestine affairs and high-tech espionage, he becomes the key suspect in an explosive murder case that could cost him everything, including his life!

Executive Seduction

by Kristi Gold

When her sham engagement finally ended, celebrity chef Corri Harris was free to indulge in a steamy affair. Sexy studio executive Aidan O'Brien seemed to be just the remedy for her bruised ego. The problem? Aidan was her boss! With their illicit affair moving full steam ahead and no mention of commitment, Corri feared she'd become nothing more than Aidan's pet proté gé e. Once he'd taken her career as far as he could, would he discard her for another ingé nue?

Executive Sweet

by Sage Ardman

Kay Samson is fresh out of business school and has a job as a junior executive-or so she thinks. But the job turns out to be something else: a bizarre game of erotic high-finance business deals. Although it starts off innocently, with just a little teasing, the game draws her in deeper with each new deal, and thrills her more than she could ever imagine. Who would have thought that her brains and her beauty could work together so powerfully? Kays partner in this game is Dan Avery, the handsome CEO of the company. The two of them might seem like a perfect match, but neither wants to get romantically involved. Dan has a history of bad relationships, and refuses to wreck the game by having another bitter breakup. Kay is wary of men, who always lust for her looks and never care about whats inside. Besides, theyre both having too much fun manipulating unsuspecting businessmen. But with all the sexually-charged business deals going on, how long can they keep the game going and stay out of trouble? . . ". a fun read with touches of humour, sexual suspense and a peek into the secret world of city-slick dealers and fast wheelers. " -Romance Reviews Magazine "If you are tired of reading the same CEO and Average-Girl plot over and over again, then this book is for you . . . hilarious and pretty steamy at times. " -The Romance Review . . ". absolutely invigorating and refreshing. . . . I never wanted it to end. " -Liezels Book Blog . . ". a suspense filled contemporary romance, which will keep your interest until the last page is turned. . . If you enjoy a sizzling read, with a plot twist or two then Executive Sweet is a must have for your reading library. Sage Ardman is definitely an author on the rise. " -HEA Romances with a Little KICK . . ". makes the ordinarily dull sounding business world fun, dangerous, and sexy. " -Adrias Book Blog

The Executive's Guide to Information Technology

by John Baschab Jon Piot

This book helps the CEO, CFO, CIO, technology consultants, and newly promoted IT directors effectively navigate the Whitewaters of IT. For the CEO and CFO, this book offers an opportunity to learn how to choose and work with an IT leader. More importantly, they will learn the right questions to ask and the appropriate level of oversight necessary to ensure that IT becomes a competitive advantage for the company or, at a minimum, a well-run internal service department. For the CIO and IT management, this book offers an opportunity to more effectively lead IT as a member of the senior management team and as the operating head of the IT business within the business. In summary, this book is important reading. It offers practical, real-world insight and pragmatic no-nonsense approaches for people who have a stake in corporate IT. In today's rapidly changing and highly competitive environment, the more effectively you exploit and manage IT in your business, the more successful your company will be.

Executive's Pregnancy Ultimatum

by Emilie Rose

Flynn Maddox, The driven vice president of Maddox Communications, thought he was over his ex-wife, Renee. But when he learned that they were still married--and that she was trying to have his baby--he realized he had never stopped wanting her. it was time to put his fierce negotiating skills to good use. He would give her the baby she so desperately wanted. . . but not without getting her to sign off on some terms of his own.

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