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How to balance the demands of work and personal life. Apply the tools and techniques in this book to meet contemporary time challenges and balance the demands of work and personal life. Now packed with exercises and application tools, this up-to-the-minute revision of the classic gives you proven time management strategies to increase your productivity and your efficiency. Youï¿½ll discover how to use effective systems for setting and achieving your goals and reducing on-the-job stress. You will learn how to: ï¿½ Conduct a personal time audit ï¿½ Conquer time wasters, including pitfalls of e-mail, cell phones, and the Internet ï¿½ Delegate appropriately and effectively ï¿½ Set SMART goals and establish priorities ï¿½ Uncover the time you need for planning, supervising, and decision making ï¿½ Manage information overload and avoid ï¿½wired stressï¿½ ï¿½ Schedule and conduct well-run meetings that focus on effective actions and goals ï¿½ Maximize the returns on your telephone, travel, and meeting times ï¿½ Use team time more productively ï¿½ Set up and implement a Time Management Plan ï¿½ Make changes that will reduce stress and add balance to your life
"When Jesus calls us to follow him, he is not looking for occasional use of our gifts ... he wants our lives." With this bold challenge, Tom Sine calls on today's Christians to recapture the total commitment of first-century disciples who truly lived out their faith in answer to Christ's call. Such a radical biblical view of God's kingdom has implications touching every area of a Christian's life as well as a far-reaching effect on the larger mission of the church. Sine urges churches to set aside self-involved agendas to seek God's will in a world of exploding needs. They are encouraged to become agents of change in their communities, to improve the plight of needy persons with a "hand-up" rather than a handout. As individuals and study groups read how Christians have placed concern for God's kingdom above personal desires, they will be stimulated to think deeply about their responses to Christ's invitation "Follow me."
London, 1795Lady Leticia Blake has wealth, beauty and, most important of all, numerous marriage proposals. Tish knows precisely what she wants in a husband: a man who can fulfill her deepest, darkest and most unladylike fantasies. But as a respectable debutante, she has no means to test her admirers' arts in the bedchamber. Not unless she turns the tables and takes liberties with them-starting with tempting Viscount Nash Langston....
A concise and lucid explanation of what religious freedom is and isn'tIncreasingly, conservative religious groups are using religious liberty as a sword to lash out at others. In this forcefully argued defense of the separation of church and state, Robert Boston makes it clear that the religious freedom guaranteed in the First Amendment is an individual right, the right of personal conscience, not a license allowing religious organizations to discriminate against and control others. The book examines the controversy over birth control, same-sex marriage, religion in public schools, the intersection of faith and politics, and the "war on Christmas," among other topics.Boston concludes with a series of recommendations for resolving clashes between religious liberty claims and individual rights.
Oney Judge is a slave. But on the plantation of Mount Vernon, the beautiful home of George and Martha Washington, she is not called a slave. She is referred to as a servant, and a house servant at that -- a position of influence and respect. When she rises to the position of personal servant to Martha Washington, her status among the household staff -- black or white -- is second to none. She is Lady Washington's closest confidante and for all intents and purposes, a member of the family -- or so she thinks. Slowly, Oney's perception of her life with the Washingtons begins to crack as she realizes the truth: No matter what it's called, it's still slavery and she's still a slave. Oney must make a choice. Does she stay where she is -- comfortable, with this family that has loved her and nourished her and owned her since the day she was born? Or does she take her liberty -- her life -- into her own hands, and like her father, become one of the Gone? Told with immense power and compassion, Taking Liberty is the extraordinary true story of one young woman's struggle to take what is rightfully hers.
From:Tahlia_Moran@www.designs.comTo: Emma Radfield; Keely RhodesSo what's a girl to do? You try so hard to prove yourself at work. And then some gorgeous hunk of a man comes in and steals your promotion from under your feet!And it doesn't help that Mr. Case T. Darrington (and I'm sure the T must stand for Traitorous) makes me go all gooey inside whenever I look at him! What's wrong with me? I'm usually so together.Okay, plan of action, girls: I'm going to prove once and for all that it should be me sitting in Mr. Darrington's chair. And how will I do that? you ask. Starting by getting up close and personal with the boss....
Mixing business and pleasure was out of the question for Connor Templeton. Except with Kristy Neumeyer, he was reassessing his options. The spirited widow of twin little girls had her hands full with a ramshackle waterfront resort. But for some reason Connor, the real-estate raider, was helping her restore the building instead of bulldozing it!Could the take-no-prisoners tycoon be assuming the role of chairman of Kristy's family? More important, were Kristy and her girls preparing for a hostile takeover of Connor's bankrupt heart. . . '
David Novak learned long ago that you can't lead a great organization of any size without getting your people aligned, enthusiastic, and focused relentlessly on the mission. But how do you do that? There are countless leadership books, but how many will actually help a Taco Bell shift manager, a Fortune 500 CEO, a new entrepreneur, or anyone in between? Over his fifteen years at Yum! Brands, Novak has developed a trademarked program he calls Taking People with You. He spends several weeks each year personally teaching it to thousands of managers around the world. He convinces them that they'll never make big things happen until they learn how to get people on their side. No skill in business is more important. And Yum!'s extraordinary success (at least 13 percent growth for each of the last nine years) proves his point. Novak knows that managers don't need leadership platitudes or business school theories. So he cuts right to the chase with a step-by- step guide to setting big goals, getting people to work together, blowing past your targets, and celebrating after you shock the skeptics. And then doing it again and again until consistent excellence becomes a core element of your culture. This book has specific tools at the end of each chapter that will challenge you to reflect on how you're really doing on key aspects of leadership. And if you apply it, you'll immediately start to improve. You'll learn how to . . . * Get inside the heads of your people. You can't convince them of anything until you see the world from their perspective. * Think big. If your sales growth last year was 3. 5 percent, don't aim for 4 percent this year, aim for 15 percent. Even if you fail, you'll probably do better than you would have with a smaller goal. * Practice "extraordinary authenticity. " Show occasional vulnerability and admit when you don't have the answers. * Look for good ideas in unexpected places. Novak's team came up with Cool Ranch Doritos for Frito-Lay during a field trip to a grocery store's salad dressing aisle. * Choose a can-do mind-set. There's a huge difference between a boss who says "We can try this" and one who says "We can do this!"* Cheer for first downs, not just touchdowns. Publicly recognizing and rewarding small wins keeps everyone motivated for the long haul. * Get rid of cynics. In many teams one person will reject your values and spread negative energy. Moving that person out will show everyone else you're serious. Get ready to change the way you think about leadership-and more important, the way you practice it every day. .
Fourteen-year-old Lincoln Mendoza, an aspiring basketball player, must come to terms with his divided loyalties when he moves from the Hispanic inner city to a white suburban neighborhood.
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in United States History, Volume 1: The Colonial Period to Reconstruction (15th Edition)by Larry Madaras James M. Sorelle
The book is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in the history of the United States. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading historians, reflect opposing positions and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework.
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in United States History, Volume 2, Reconstruction to the Present (Fourteenth Edition)by Larry Madaras James W. Sorelle
The understanding that the reader arrives at based on the evidence that emerges from the clash of views, encourages the reader to view history as an interpretive discipline, not one of rote memorization.
Preface: This book contains 40 selections presented in a pro and con format. A total of 20 different controversial social issues are debated.
Terri has always known something isn't right with her father and herself. They move around, a lot, never staying in one place for more than a year. After she finds out her family's secret, can she survive? Can she keep her dad out of jail and keep her family together?
Maya is tired of being told by her traditional Indian parents that she must marry. Escaping their latest attempt at matchmaking-and the biting cold-she takes refuge in a hot Bikram yoga class...which happens to be run by the very man her parents tried to set her up with.Maya can't believe the sexy instructor is the same man-and when she and Vikram disrobe in the steamy studio, she soon has a different kind of exercise in mind....
This program integrates reading and writing with social studies themes and concepts. Students use SQ3R to get the most of out reading and respond to constructed response and DBQ (document-based) questions.
Taking the High Road to Social Studies, Book 7/8 Volume 1 This program integrates reading and writing with social studies themes and concepts. Students use SQ3R to get the most of out reading and respond to constructed response and DBQ (document-based) questions.
Sometimes I've taken home the trophy, sometimes I've stumbled or tripped over my own feet. But every move I've made has shaped me into the person I am today.Season after season, millions of fans tune into Dancing with the Stars to watch Derek Hough, the talented, consummate competitor whose skill and commitment have made him the show's all-time champion. Whether he's dancing with an Olympic gold medalist, an internationally renowned recording star, or a celebrated actress, Derek has an undeniable talent for bringing out the best in his partners. He does more than just tutor them in the fox-trot and paso doble--he teaches them how to see beyond their limits and realize their true potential.Now, for the first time ever, Derek opens up about his transformation from bullied little boy to accomplished performer and coach who lets nothing--and no one--stand in his way. In Taking the Lead he details how his experiences have taught him to embrace a positive outlook, channel his creativity and drive, and face his fears head-on.From his early training in London beginning at the age of twelve, to grueling dance competitions around the world, to never-before-told stories from behind the scenes of Dancing with the Stars, Derek writes with honesty and insight about his extraordinary journey. And in sharing his own story, he shows all of us how we can take charge of pursuing our goals, overcome obstacles, and become winners--not just on the dance floor but in life.
This book entertainingly traces the history of physics from the observations of the early Greeks through the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the dazzling theories of such scientists as Planck, Einstein, Bohr, and Bohm. This humanized view of science opens up the mind-stretching visions of how quantum mechanics, God, human thought, and will are related, and provides profound implications for our understanding of the nature of reality and our relationship to the cosmos.
Now that high school is behind them, will Christina and Melanie be able to make the right choices about their futures and still remain friends? They're out of school and Christina and Melanie are taking a year off to make some big decisions. Christina is torn between the exciting life of a jockey and working as a vet, helping the horses she loves. And then there is her horse, Wonder's Star. After all their hard work, can Christina really leave the track - and Star - behind? Melanie's future as a jockey seems clear. But her relationships with the people she loves - especially Christina - are less certain. Christina accuses her cousin of putting her career above everything - and everybody. How can Melanie prove that the people she loves comes first? Ages 9+
This Practice Book for Grade 5 contains Reading Selections, Writing Prompts and Revising and Editing Selections.
Benjamin and his cousin, Peter Rabbit, risk a trip into Mr. McGregor's garden to retrieve Peter's clothes, only to be trapped there. Discover how Old Mr. Benjamin Bunny comes to their rescue!
This book is a lively and nuanced portrait of a refined society where every dalliance is an act of political consequence, a play of characters whose inner lives are as rich and changeable as those imagined by Proust.
The Tale of Genji is a classic of Japanese literature written by Lady Murasaki in the early years of the 11th century, around the peak of the Heian period. This 1st Modern Library Giant Edition of English translation from Japanese by Arthur Waley is called the world's first novel-the first classic, modern and psychological-novel. The novel which illustrates a unique depiction of the livelihoods of high courtiers during the Heian period contains six parts, viz., The Tale of Genji; The Sacred Tree; A Wreath of Cloud; Blue Trousers; The Lady of the Boat and the Bridge of Dreams.
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