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Smiley, a political commentator and talk-show host on the BET television network, has gathered 28 brief essays from prominent African-American writers, academics, politicians, and celebrities, who pick apart issues such as affirmative action, crime, political power, economic independence, and race relations. These are sandwiched between Smiley's "Ten Challenges to Black America" and excerpts from a panel discussion, held in Los Angeles before the 2000 Democratic National Convention, with Magic Johnson, Johnetta Cole, Cornel West, Maxine Waters, Jesse Jackson, and other speakers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
How to make choices now that you won't regret later. You may be wondering how you ended up where you are, whether your life would have been better if you had made different decisions along the way. Or maybe your current situation is great, but you're facing some difficult choices. God wants to help you. Every day you and I are faced with innumerable decisions, some of which have the potential to change the course of our lives forever. Certain avenues open to us are marked with hidden pitfalls or lead in harmful directions. And in some instances the wrong choice can even bring death. Where do you go for direction? What do you do when faced with temptation? How do you decide what choices to make? This study answers those questions by exploring the role of Scripture and the Holy Spirit in the process, as well as examining the decision-making of people such as David, Josiah, Eve, and Jesus. As a result, my friend, I pray you will be equipped to make choices that bring honor to God and peace to your heart. --Kay Arthur The 40-Minute Bible Studies tackle vital issues in short, easy-to-grasp lessons for personal or group use-with no homework required.
Every day we work with others to solve problems and make decisions, but the experience is often stressful, frustrating, and inefficient. In How to Make Collaboration Work, David Straus, a pioneer in the field of group problem solving, introduces five principles of collaboration that have been proven successful time and again in nearly every conceivable setting. Straus draws on his thirty years of personal and professional experience to show how these principles have been applied by organizations as diverse as Ford Motor Company, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston Public Schools, Kaiser Permanente, the city of Denver, and many others. How to Make Collaboration Work shows how collaboration can become a joy rather than a chore-a kind of chemical reaction that releases far more energy than it consumes.
How to Make Collaboration Work: Powerful Ways to Build Consensus, Solve Problems, and Make Decisionsby David Straus
Every day we must work with others to solve problems and make decisions. Yet these efforts at collaboration often leave us frustrated, angry and exhausted, and end up taking too much time.
Renowned psychotherapist and career counselor Linda Buzzell is the expert in knowing how to create and develop a career in Hollywood. With this book, she shows you how to look at your personality, your strengths, your weaknesses, your special skills, and your talents in order to target your personal goals and maximize your career success. She then explains all the jobs in Hollywood and how to find them, get them, and advance through each stage in your career. How To Make It in Hollywood includes everything you need to know about agents, managers, lawyers, the casting couch, chutzpah, schmoozing, networking, Godfather Calls, rhino skin, Power Rolodexes, handling rejection, constant unemployment, and keeping yourself on the track to your dreams when real life keeps telling you to give it all up and move back to Cincinnati!
How to Make It in the New Music Business leads both novice and professional musicians into today's digital world, helping them to take complete control over all aspects of their music, from writing and performing to recording and selling. Motivating readers to live their dreams, author Robert Wolff shows how anyone can set up and run their own music business and become a highly successful businessman or businesswoman; record major label quality music in their home, aided by tips from music professionals; broadcast that music over their own web site and radio station to a potential audience of over 500 million people via the world wide web; and do it without a major record label's support. Divided into lessons, the book focuses on such key areas of interest as: * Lesson One: Old School vs. New Reality: The Digital Revolution Levels the Playing Field * Lesson Two: Radio & Records: Learning How to Play the Game * Lesson Three: The Illusion of Needing a Record Deal: Courtney Love's Real World Wake-Up Call * Lesson Four: A View from Both Sides of the Fence: Steve Lukather on What's Right & What's Wrong with the Music Business * Lesson Five: Building Your A Team: Who You Need and Who You Don't * Lesson Six: It's All about the Song: Advice & Inspiration from Diane Warren * Lesson Seven: Developing Your Sound: Advice from Bob Bradshaw * Lesson Eight: Finding the Best Recording & Creating Platform for You: Using What the Pros Use * Lesson Nine: Mixing Your Music: Advice from Bob Clearmountain * Lesson Ten: Mastering Your Music: Advice from Bob Ludwig * Lesson Eleven: Launching the Business of "You, Inc"; Powerful Business Strategies That You Too Can Use * Lesson Twelve: Real World New Music Boot Camp: What You Need to Know About Copyrights, Music Publishing, & Licensing * Lesson Thirteen: Premiering Your Music to Listeners All Over the World: Three Steps to Broadcasting & Selling Your Music to a Global Audience The book also includes interviews with some major names in the music business, including Grammy-winning guitarist and composer Steve Lukather, Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren, guitar/sound system designer Bob Bradshaw, legendary engineer/producer/record mixer Bob Clearmountain, and sound mixer/masterer Bob Ludwig. How to Make It in the New Music Business is the any person's how-to, offering step-by-step advice to making it in the music business in one's own way, on own's own terms.
How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, the mega-bestselling memoir, triumphant survival story, and cautionary tale that spent over six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and rocketed adult film icon Jenna Jameson into the mainstream spotlight, is now in paperback and ebook for the very first time. Her unforgettable memoir, written with master storyteller Neil Strauss, is many things at once: a shocking sexual history; an insider's guide to the secret workings of the billion-dollar adult-film industry; and a gripping thriller that probes deep into Jameson's dark past. With never-before-seen photographs from Jenna's private collection, exclusive photos taken for this book, and original cartoon strips, this memoir is an unparalleled exploration of sexual freedom. In the underbelly of Las Vegas, a cesspool of warring biker gangs and seedy strip clubs, gawky, brace-faced Jenna Massoli was transformed into the bombshell Jenna Jameson. Today, Jenna is the biggest star in the history of adult movies, consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful women alive. But behind the glamour and the meteoric rise to fame was a path paved with tragedy and heartbreak. As a teenager-drawn into a dark and chaotic world where rape, abuse, and murder were commonplace-Jenna began her rapid downward spiral of addiction and degradation . . . while at the same time becoming the porn world's biggest crossover success story.
ASK ANY MAN. If you can get him to admit it, he'll probably tell you that he would like to be made love to almost as much as being a good lover. In the past, it is the man who has been responsible for not only the lovemaking, but the romance: candlelight, flowers, music, and tenderness. HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO A MAN, a classic best-seller, is the first book to focus on men's sexual and emotional needs, and to talk to today's woman who would like to be an active partner but doesn't quite know how. More than a manual for having sex (though it is that too), this is a guide to the art of making love. The author, after interviewing doctors, sex therapists, women, and most important, more than 200 men, has been able to understand men's deepest emotional needs. The author discusses what men find sexy in a woman; how to show a man that you are interested, how to get a man to share his emotional and sexual needs, how to enhance sex through a massage, touching, and improved timing, and much more. Whether married or single, the reader will gain new insight on making "whole" love--developing the attitude and the understanding that make the love act complete and meaningful.
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A new edition of this book is available `All royalties from the sale of this book are donated to the charity World Vision for children's education programmes in South East Asia'. All teachers face similar issues of behaviour, from calling out, interrupting, inappropriate loudness, through to more disturbing bullying, violence and behaviour disorders. This book addresses the issue of challenging behaviour and behaviour disorders in schools. It shows how teachers - in a supportive team - have made a significant difference to their students in terms of behaviour, attitude, self-esteem and peer acceptance. Bill Rogers sets out the key principles of behaviour leadership drawn from the teachers' own accounts. Teachers spend a third of their working day with children. Their goodwill, energy and patience are sometimes stretched to the limit by some of the children they are called on to teach, manage and support. Some of the children we read of in this book are children whose family situation does not always support what schools seek to be and to do. There are sometimes disturbing reasons why these children are disruptive. But the teachers in this book never 're-victimise' the child. They know that behaviour is developed and learned, in context. Bill Rogers is a respected education consultant who travels frequently to the United Kingdom from Australia, to conduct INSET and seminars with schools and universities in the areas of behaviour management; discipline; effective teaching; stress management and teacher welfare. Bill's work is well known for his emphasis on practical approaches and skills, as well as his sensitivity to teachers' needs and concerns. How to Manage Children's Challenging Behaviour is essential reading for practising teachers at any level.
Gain control of tough conflict situations and transform them into a productive force in your organization. How to Manage Conflict in the Organization, Second Edition, equips you with the strategies, tactics and insights you need to gain control of tough conflict situations. You´ll discover how to spot potential interpersonal conflicts--and defuse them before they flare up. You´ll understand how, when, where and why to apply the five favored conflict-resolution approaches, and you´ll develop the insight and intuition you need to make them work. This book will give you the skills to transform conflict into a positive, productive force by applying the proven techniques of principled negotiation. You will learn how to: * Transform conflict into a positive, productive force * Respond to on-the-job conflicts quickly and effectively * Resolve conflicts positively using proven principled negotiation techniques. * Understand the differences between structural (organizational) and interpersonal conflict * Separate people from issues and focus on interests, not positions * Get beyond immediate tensions and disagreements to the root causes of any interpersonal conflict * Apply five surefire conflict-resolution approaches: avoiding, accommodating, compromising, forcing, and collaborating * Adopt best practices for implementing alternative dispute resolution techniques * Develop strategies for dealing with conflict resolution in electronic communication * Follow guidelines for when to consult with HR about a conflict-resolution situation
From Michael Armstrong, HR expert and best-selling author, comes this new edition of the business staple, How to Manage People. Providing valuable insight into the functions and skills required to be an effective manager - from how to manage teams to successful recruitment - it will help you get the best from your staff through motivation, reward and leadership. With three brand new chapters on managing virtual teams, enhancing employee engagement and managing conflict, it is full of easily applicable advice as well as practical tools and checklists. Essential reading for anyone who wants to get the best from their teams, How to Manage People distils the essence of good management into one handy book.
The knowledge, skills and guidance managers need to become true learning leaders. Now more than ever, a versatile, well-trained workforce is critical to an organization's success. Written for managers from a wide range of functional areas, this book gives any manager responsible for training the tools to help employees learn more, perform better, and work smarter. This comprehensive, up-to-date guide targets the roles necessary to manage training and learning in an organization: champion, builder, performance consultant, supporter, administrator, and keeper of the budget. Filled with expert information and real-world scenarios, this new book uses diagrams, charts, exercises, and a collection of tools for training delivery to help managers anticipate and solve a broad range of training challenges--for their own departments or for the entire organization. How to Manage Training: Facilitating Workplace Learning for High Performance delivers the knowledge, skills, and guidance managers need to become true learning leaders. Readers will learn how toL * Develop a sample business plan for training * Deliver learning experiences in a wide range of formats * Create programs for peer-to-peer assistance and collegial problem solving * Foster coaching and mentoring in the workplace * Promote learning and training opportunities at all levels in the organization
How To Manage Your Mother: Understanding The Most Difficult, Complicated, And Fascinating Relationship In Your Lifeby Alyce Faye Cleese Brian Bates
Guilt. Embarrassment. Friendship. Anger. Who can bring out all these feelings ... and often in the same day? Your mother. No matter how mature or successful we are in our adult lives, with one word our mothers can somehow send us scurrying back to childhood. Can mothers and adult children ever learn to set aside their earlier elationship and talk to each other as adults? In this warm, funny book, dozens of revealing stories from such well-known personalities as Colin Powell, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Farrow, and Lauren Hutton show that it is possible to improve your relationship with your mother-or at the very least begin to understand it. Alyce Faye Cleese and Brian Bates include a practical ten-step plan and questionnaire to help you get on track with your mother. You will learn to address specific issues and develop valuable insights that will help you start thinking about your mother in a profoundly new way.
The latest tools and techniques for accomplishing more in less time with fewer resources. In today's competitive global environment--where people at all levels need to accomplish more, in less time, with fewer resources--the ability to manage priorities is a key element in personal and professional success. How to Manage Your Priorities, Second Edition, provides managers, team leaders, professionals, and others in the workplace with the tools to master this essential business skill. The second edition, revised and updated with a new chapter on technology-based tools for identifying and organizing priorities, teaches managers the critical benefits of managing their priorities and removing the obstacles that interfere with success. Readers will learn how to: * Identify what's important * Accomplish more in less time, with fewer resources * Manage your workload to improve your working relationships * Organize a task or project so outcomes meet expectations and objectives * Collaborate with others to make sure deadlines are necessary and reasonable * Improve the quality of your work and reduce stress * Master key strategies for prioritizing tasks and activities * Practice the best planning and scheduling techniques * Use technology to manage your priorities: planning and scheduling tools, project management software, PDAs, organizing systems
With seven troublesome half sisters to marry off, Duncan, the Earl of Eads, has one problem: hes broke. With the prospect of marriage to the pompous local curate, Miss Teresa Finch-Freeworth has one dream: to wed instead the handsome Highlander she saw at a ball. How does a desperate lady convince a reluctant laird that shes the perfect bride for him? She strikes a wager If she can find seven husbands for seven sisters, the earl must marry her. Duncan has no intention of wedding the meddlesome maiden, and he gives her a deadline even the most audacious matchmaker cant meet--one month. But Teresa sets terms, too: with each bridegroom she finds, the earl must pay her increasingly intimate rewards . . .
(An Avon Romantic Treasure) When James Sidwell, Marquis of Riverdale, offered to help Elizabeth Hotchkiss find herself a husband, he never dreamed that the only candidate he could propose would be himself...
Alice Bravo-Calabretti was expected to conduct herself like a proper princess. No more impulsive jaunts to neighboring countries. No more tabloid escapades. But the hot new stable hand was a scandal waiting to happen. His bold blue eyes and come-hither smile could tempt a Bravo Royale to misbehave. Until Alice discovered her "penniless groom" was an American tycoon looking for a princess bride!Alice was everything Noah Cordell wanted in a wife. But his royal heartthrob refused to say "I do" until he gave up his most carefully guarded secret. And she wouldn't settle for anything less than everything he had to give. Only then could they share a true meeting of minds and hearts-Bravo-Cordell style!
For the maths-phobic, this 2nd edition of the best-selling How to Master Nursing Calculations, is ideal practice for learning key numeracy skills. The perfect companion for your training and in the first few crucial years of your career, it builds your competency through practice, revision and every day examples. Contents includes a review of the basics, clear illustrations of instrument scales, medical administration records and pharmaceutical labels as well as a detailed guide to reading drug dosage charts. Including a brand new list of important abbreviations and a section on how to make drug calculations without equations - requiring little mathematical knowledge - How to Master Nursing Calculations, 2nd edition, will help you master complex dosages and turn you into a maths whiz.
Takes the reader through the process of taking a course online. Peterson's guide provides a sample syllabus, offers suggestions for how to pay for courses, and also gives tips on making the most of the online learning experience. Selling Points: 1. Answers to the questions: What is online learning? What types of online education are available? Who are online learners? 2. Chapters covering online learning experiences, online study habitats, live chat sessions, and working in virtual groups 3. Truths and myths of online learning and common mistakes online learners make 4. Information about online degree programs, online certifications, and continuing education 5. Advice on paying for online learning, classes, software, and textbooks 6. Guidance on plagiarism and citing references correctly
What is meditation? Why practice it? Which techniques are best? How do I do it? The answers to these often-asked questions are contained in this down-to-earth book, making it of enormous value for anyone who wishes to begin and maintain a meditation practice. Written by a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation, How to Meditate contains a wealth of practical advice on a variety of authentic techniques, from what to do with our minds, to how to sit, to visualizations and other traditional practices. Best of all, McDonald's approach is warm and encouraging. The next best thing to personal instruction!
Are the men you date: Commitment-phobic? Impossible to read? Borderline insane? All of the above? If any of these answers apply, you have to read... how to meet cute boys. Twenty-seven-year-old Benjamina Franklin (and you thought you had identity problems) is the dating scene authority for L.A.'s Filly magazine, dispensing advice on everything from relationship survival tips to tweezing the perfect eyebrow. But Ben's own love life has been on a downhill roll ever since she broke up with her dull, prematurely balding boyfriend. Now her younger sister is getting married -- and since going dateless is a prospect Ben simply can't bear, she has exactly six months to find a boyfriend. At a Filly fashion bash, she meets Max, who's gorgeous, successful, interested ... and may not be quite what he seems. Suddenly Ben is suffering bouts of indecision over matters of sex, love, relationships, and whether or not shaving her legs before a first date will jinx it. With the help of her best friend, Kiki, and her well-meaning mother and sister, she attempts to steer a course through the treacherous waters of the modern dating world. Will Ben find happiness with Max? Is Max just another commitment-phobic male? Does the perfect guy even exist? Stuffed with the best of the fictional Filly magazine -- including articles and quizzes -- How to Meet Cute Boys is the most riotous and right-on novel about the singles scene to come out in years. This book is for anyone who's ever turned the pages of a women's magazine, looking for the answer to all that dating madness! Book jacket.
A kiss to warm the heart...Since his wife's death, architect Brendan Grant has felt that his heart is in the deep freeze, iced up and impenetrable. Until a sick cat brings him reluctantly to Nora Anderson's door.Nora has a reputation for mending broken creatures, but Brendan wonders if her healing touch works on people, too. For spending time with Nora and her orphaned nephew is defrosting his defenses.But Nora is like a lioness, protecting the new life she has struggled to create for herself and her nephew. She won't let just anyone past the threshold....
How to Mess Up Your Child's Life: Tips to Identify and Avoid the Worst Mistakes Well-Meaning Parents Makeby Olivia Bruner Kurt Bruner
There are several people in life you don't want to hear say, "Oops!" Your barber, your mechanic, and your surgeon are three that come to mind. So do your parents and spouse. And yet, few of us put much thought into how we can create happier homes. Now, Christian parenting experts Kurt and Olivia Bruner have created a tongue-in-cheek but invaluable guide that helps parents move past "oops" to intentional, fun, and faith-filled parenting. In a way that keeps parents engaged amid the nonstop grind of jobs and household chores, the Bruners walk parents through the steps in creating a plan for infusing faith dynamics into the home.
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