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A scholar makes a definitive, controversial argument against women in combat More than 155,000 female troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002. And more than seventy of those women have died. While that's a small fraction of all American casualties, those deaths exceed the number of military women who died in Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War combined. Clearly, women in combat isn't a theoretical issue anymore. Women now fly combat aircraft and serve on warships. Even the remaining all-male corners of the military are blurring the lines in Iraq. And for many advocates, this trend is considered progress--toward a better, "gender neutral" military. Co-ed Combat makes the opposite case, based on research in anthropology, biology, history, psychology, sociology, and law, as well as military memoirs. It asks hard questions that challenge the assumptions of feminists.For instance: Has warfare really changed so much as to reverse the almost unanimous history of all-male armed forces? Are men and women really equivalent in combat skills, even leaving aside physical strength? Do female troops respond to traditional types of motivations? Can the bonds of unit cohesion form in a co-ed military unit? Can an all-volunteer military afford to reject women? This is a controversial book, likely to draw a passionate response from both conservatives and liberals.
The Bestselling treatment planning system for mental health professionalsThe Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Planner provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal review agencies. A critical tool for mental health professionals treating patients coping simultaneously with mental illness and serious substance abuse Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized treatment plans Organized around 25 main presenting problems with a focus on treating adults and adolescents with alcohol, drug, or nicotine addictions, and co-occurring disorders including depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and ADHD Over 1,000 well-crafted, clear statements describe the behavioral manifestations of each relational problem, long-term goals, short-term objectives, and clinically tested treatment options Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem or DSM-IV-TR diagnosis Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies (including HCFA, JCAHO, and NCQA)
The Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Planner providestreatment planning guidelines and an array of pre-written treatmentplan components for treating patients copingsimultaneously with mental illness and serious substanceabuse-literally millions of Americans. Geared equally to bothaddictions counselors and other therapists, the book includestreatment guidelines for for adults and adolescents; for peopledealing with alcohol, drug, or nicotine addictions; for people withdepression, PTSD, eating disorders, ADHD, and a large range ofother common illnesses. Table of Contents: Practice Planner® Series Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Acute Stress Disorders with Sedative, Hypnotic, AnxiolyticAbuse Adolescent Asperger's Disorder with Alcohol Abuse Adolescent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder withCannabis Abuse Adolescent Conduct Disorder with Alcohol Abuse Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder with CocaineDependence Anorexic Female with Amphetamine Dependence Antisocial Personality Disorder with PolysubstanceDependence Avoidant Personality Disorder with Cannabis Dependence Bipolar Disorder Female with Alcohol Abuse Bipolar Disorder Male with Polysubstance Dependence Borderline Female with Alcohol Abuse Borderline Male with Polysubstance Dependence Bulimic Female with Alcohol Abuse Chronic Medical Illness with Sedative, Hypnotic, orAnxiolytic Dependence Chronic Undifferentiated Schizophrenia with AlcoholDependence Depressive Disorders with Cannabis Dependence Depressive Disorders with Alcohol Abuse Depressive Disorders with Pathological Gambling Dissociative Disorders with Cocaine Abuse Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Cannabis Abuse Intermittent Explosive Disorder with Cannabis Abuse Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with Cannabis Abuse Paranoid Schizophrenia with Polysubstance Dependence Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with Polysubstance Dependence Social Phobia with Alcohol Abuse Appendix A: Bibliotherapy Suggestions Appendix B: Professional Bibliography Appendix C: Index of DSM-VTM CodesAssociated with Presenting Problems
Now available in paperback, with an all new Reader's guide, The New York Times and Business Week bestseller Co-opetition revolutionized the game of business. With over 40,000 copies sold and now in its 9th printing, Co-opetition is a business strategy that goes beyond the old rules of competition and cooperation to combine the advantages of both. Co-opetition is a pioneering, high profit means of leveraging business relationships.Intel, Nintendo, American Express, NutraSweet, American Airlines, and dozens of other companies have been using the strategies of co-opetition to change the game of business to their benefit. Formulating strategies based on game theory, authors Brandenburger and Nalebuff created a book that's insightful and instructive for managers eager to move their companies into a new mind set.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Guaranteed success for the co-taught classroom For the increasing number of teachers working in co-taught classrooms, this book provides practical ideas for defining teacher roles, planning lessons, providing effective instruction, and maximizing the value of each team member. Former co-teacher and national presenter Anne Beninghof shares stories, and real-life co-taught lesson examples that emphasize creative yet time-efficient instructional strategies that lend themselves beautifully to the co-taught classroom. Teachers and instructional leaders at all levels and in a wide variety of content areas will find this book replete with valuable co-teaching guidance so that success is guaranteed. Offers tips for effective teaching strategies for every type of team teaching situation imaginable Includes guidelines for successful team-teaching with specialists in technology; literacy; occupational/physical therapy; special education; speech-language therapy; ELL; gifted The author is an internationally recognized consultant and trainer This user-friendly, comprehensive book is filled with concrete ideas teachers can implement immediately in the classroom to boost student learning and engagement.
Current safety trends encourage shooters to opt for guns of less power, especially CO2-powered guns. Several airgun shooters are not required to go through the traditional buying procedures of high-powered pistols and rifles, such as background checks and waiting periods. Plus, companies such as Colt, Smith & Wesson, and Walther manufacture high quality CO2 products that are visually indistinguishable from their traditional firearms. In this new guide to CO2-powered pistols and rifles, James E. House offers a comprehensive history of CO2 guns, dating back to the 1930s, and a discussion of propulsion, pellets, and sights. Beginning shooters are introduced to the market with a complete analysis on performance and accuracy of currently available products. Airgun enthusiasts are reunited with CO2 classics no longer being manufactured. This book also offers additional sections on target shooting, games, and varmints. Offers a comprehensive history of CO2 pistols and rifles dating back to the 1930s Includes a categorical review of BB pistols, .177 caliber pistols, .20 and .22 caliber pistols, and rifles Discover products currently available only on the secondary market
Some of the most celebrated writers of our time share the inspiring words and timeless wisdom of the athletic coaches who helped shape their lives. Coach is one of the most endearing words in the English language. From childhood on, everyone remembers the names of their mentors and coaches and the powerful advice and encouragement they provided. In this unique collection of original and previously published essays, notable authors and writers David Maraniss, Jane Leavy, H.G. Bissinger, John Edgar Wideman, Charles McGrath, John Irving, Francine Prose, John McPhee, Pat Conroy, Christine Brennan, E.M. Swift, George Vecsey, Tour, Andrew Solomon, Frank Deford, George Plimpton, and notable others reveal the experiences, both good and bad, they've had with the athletic coaches who changed and influenced their lives and pass on the sage advice they received for future generations.
Asked to train a local t-ball team, Dunc and Amos must come up against players who know nothing of the game, a menacing local gangster, and overanxious family supporters.
A Coach in Progress depicts the catastrophe of the Southern Airways flight that crashed en route to Huntington, West Virginia, in 1970, killing all seventy-five passengers on board: players, coaches, and boosters of the Marshall University football team, as well as the flight crew. From this tragedy, the foundation of the Marshall football program was laid, and it has thrived ever since, culminating with the Thundering Herd being the winningest team in the NCAA Division I program in the 1990s, portrayed in the hit movie We Are Marshall, and currently under the direction of head coach Doc Holliday. This book is written from the viewpoint of Red Dawson, a former Marshall assistant football coach, who was one of the few team members not on the plane. Still suffering from survivor's guilt decades after the crash, Red has recovered enough to finally discuss the disaster in full. What's more, Red helped build a team with mostly freshmen and walk-ons in 1971, and thus was recognized as bridging "the gap from tragedy to rebirth" of the Marshall football program. Red also reveals what he previously would not discuss: the seemingly insurmountable obstacles he faced prior to the plane crash and the difficulties that followed the tragedy, like the heated tension that persisted between school administrators and a harassed and confused Red as they all attempted to rebuild the devastated program. This book is the story of Red Dawson's involvement with Marshall football during the last near half century spent living with the memories of the worst sports-related air tragedy in history.
A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life. "There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do." The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.
The Most Comprehensive TrainingTool for New and Experienced Coaches Founded in 1988, Coach U, Inc. , is the largest provider of online training for individuals interested in entering the fields of personal and professional coaching. Coach U, Inc. , has educated more than ten thousand people, providing them the information, tools, and knowledge they need to successfully enter the fast-growing world of life, career, business, and corporate coaching. Now, for the first time, Coach U, Inc. , is making its complete course materials available in book form. These provide the basic foundations and training necessary to allow you to take control of your own career; enjoy personal, professional, and financial success; and experience the fulfillment that goes with providing a meaningful service to others. Coach U, Inc. 's unique approach to training encompasses the entire development of the professional coach. From the beginnings of becoming a coach, to all the ins-and-outs of growing a successful coaching practice, this program provides a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to learning how to become a strong, ethical, and dynamic leader in the coaching field. The Coach U Personal and Corporate Coach Training Handbook is the only comprehensive handbook currently available that provides step-by-step training for individuals seeking preparation and certification as a personal or corporate coach. Using the proven Coach U method, this book draws on a multidisciplinary approach to present a complete guide to the business and practice of personal and corporate coaching. This helpful text features: * Detailed coverage of the core skills and methodologies employed in personal and corporate coaching, including a chapter on ethics * Includes coaching scenarios and case studies that demonstrate skills in action * Chapters on marketing and selling your coaching practice and services as well as guidance on practice management As personal and professional coaching continues to prove its benefits to businesses and individuals, Coach U, Inc. , through its Coach U and Corporate Coach U divisions, remains the recognized leader for professional coach training and certification.
Hundreds of client-centered assessments, forms, and checklists as well as the essential marketing aids that every coach needs to build a successful practice Founded in 1988, Coach U, Inc. , is the largest provider of online training for individuals interested in entering the fields of personal and professional coaching. Coach U, Inc. , has educated more than ten thousand people, providing them the information, tools, and knowledge they need to successfully enter the fast-growing world of life, career, business, and corporate coaching. Coach U, Inc. 's unique approach to training encompasses the entire development of the professional coach. From the beginnings of becoming a coach, to all the ins-and-outs of growing a successful coaching practice, this program provides a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to learning how to become a strong, ethical, and dynamic leader in the coaching field. An all-in-one guide, Coach U's Essential Coaching Tools includes all of the materials a personal or executive coach needs to start and grow a successful coaching practice. This handy book and CD package includes both self- and client-assessment tools and worksheets/exercises to aid you in working effectively with your clients, as well as proven marketing and business development materials to help you get more clients and run a profitable coaching practice or provide superior coaching within an organization. Among these useful tools, you'll find: New client checklists, discussion and principles lists, success formulas, coaching mistakes to avoid, and many other helpful tools for coaching Record keeping and documentation forms to use in tracking your clients' personal information and billing information Worksheets, checklists, and sample materials to help market your practice A CD-ROM that contains all the materials in the book-fully customizable for your unique needs
Are you looking to improve your professional and personal performance? Do your goals and ambitions need an overhaul - or a complete rethink? This updated new edition of a dynamic and motivating guide will give you the resources and toolkit to coach yourself to an improved and enhanced performance in all areas of your life. Covering everything from career development to personal relationships, appearance and money management, it offers a program of change and progress for each area, while encouraging you to examine your own beliefs, confidence and motivation to ensure that change is for the better and for the long-term. It uses practical resources such as diaries and checklists along with review programs, reward structures and case studies in success. This new edition also contains plenty of tools and advice to help you overcome blockages and obstacles, develop resilience, and become more mindful.
Coaching is a powerful and effective way to make real change happen for you. Lasting, positive change both in and out of work. It's for anyone who wants to lead a more purposeful, more successful life. So, imagine the convenience of having your very own life coach, whenever you need one You can-it's you. Coach Yourself is a highly practical guide to becoming your own solution-focused life coach. It contains a variety of scientifically tested tools and techniques that have helped all kinds of people make big changes for themselves. Learn how to develop clear goals and find out how to keep what's working and change what's not. Packed with proven methods from a premier coaching psychologist, this is the book that can help you make real and lasting change in your work and life. It's your life--what are you going to do with it?
Coach Yourself To Success: 101 Tips From A Personal Coach For Reaching Your Goals At Work And In Lifeby Talane Miedaner
Olympic athletes have a coach. CEOs use the services of an executive coach. Can you imagine how much more productive and successful you would be if you had your own life coach? Well, you don't have to imagine anymore. In this book, one of the most widely recognized personal coaches in the world, Talane Miedaner, provides you with the latest technology for achieving success and attracting everything you have always wanted. Using the practical wisdom drawn from her experience as a professional coach for hundreds of Fortune 500 clients and her own corporate background, Talane shares 101 of the most powerful and effective coaching tips and presents them in an easy-to-follow, ten-part program. Coach Yourself to Success will help you gain insight into what is truly important in your life and give you the edge to take yourself from ordinary to extraordinary.
Recent years have seen the rise of life coaches as a popular approach to personal growth. While a counselor might provide in-depth analysis, a life coach encourages the client to do the practical, productive work of grappling for answers to life's most important questions. No one was more skilled at asking profound questions than Jesus. His questions challenged wrong thinking, penetrated the heart, and provided a catalyst for true change. Alan Nelson, Ed. D. presents thirty-one questions asked by Jesus, amplifies their meaning to clearly connect with the contemporary reader, and offers an application section to translate new thinking into new ways of living. Excellent for personal study as well as small group discussion, it capitalizes on a growing trend embraced by adults of all ages.
Coaching and Mentoring: A Critical Text is a unique contribution to the field. It traces coaching influences back to pre-modern times showing connections with 'soul healers' of the past, taking a journey through modernity to post-modernity making links that helps us better understand coaching today. Positioning coaching as working between the 'wounded-self' (of therapeutic culture) and 'celebrated-self' (of the human potential movement), it reveals four discourses that underpin contemporary coaching practice:<P> The Soul Guide Coach: coaching the 'inner-self', focusing on values, authenticity and identity. The Psy Coach: coaching the 'outer-self', using psychological techniques to focus on personal performance and how we relate to others. The Managerial Coach, coaching the 'role-self', focusing on work, task, output and productivity. The Network Coach, coaching the 'networked-self', focusing on the wider networks in which we live and work. This vital new book brings a fresh and critical perspective on coaching and mentoring, challenging its taken-for-granted assumptions and narratives. It is written by a practitioner-scholar, and develops an exciting vision for coaching today.
Coaching and mentoring are fast becoming essential aspects of modern managerial practice. With this growth comes an increasing number of students embarking on mentoring and coaching courses. The authors (well respected and trusted scholars in the field) provide an authoritative text with a comprehensive overview and critical grounding in the key concepts, models and research studies in coaching and mentoring and answer important questions such as `What does coaching and mentoring involve?', `What is its value?' and `How can the added value of mentoring and coaching be demonstrated?' Examples are drawn from a variety of sectors, including private businesses, public and voluntary organizations and schools. Contemporary debates are explained and chapters include features such as case studies, research questions and helpful tips to support the reader. To gain a wider perspective, there is a chapter which provides critical comment on the state of the art in the US, while the final chapter offers the first attempt at developing a unified theory of coaching and mentoring by drawing on their respective antecedents.
If you want to create a lean, mean, working machine in today's environment you need a game plan for building employee morale and commitment. By coaching and mentoring your work force-instead of implementing staid traditional management techniques-you'll start to see tremendous results. Regardless of where you find yourself on the corporate ladder and what level of authority you carry, what you and other managers share in common is the responsibility for the performance of others. Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies can open your eyes to this innovative way of managing and show you the best way to get the most out of those who work for you. Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies provides the foundation for understanding what business coaching is all about, and helps you gain or improve the coaching skills that drive employee performance and commitment. These skills, which serve as the main topics of this book, involve: getting employees to deliver the results you need; guiding employees to think and do for themselves; motivating employees to take on responsibility and perform effectively; and growing employee capabilities that lead to career development and success You'll also discover how to: Use questions rather than commands Be a delegator, not a doer Complete performance reviews without anxiety Grow your employees' talents Increase productivity and decrease turnover With Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies as your guide, you can start to put these techniques and tools to work for you and inspire your employees in ways you never imagined. From tried-and-true worksheets to tools that you can tailor to you own situation, this friendly guide helps you call all the right plays with regards to your employees. Forget about micromanaging! When you become a coach, you'll be surprised by the tasks your group can perform. The fun and easy guide to today's hottest trends in management training, Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies shows managers how to take advantage of these state-of-the-art management tools -- without spending hundreds of dollars on training seminars! This book features Guidance on being a coach rather than a doer" and giving feedback in a positive way Advice on motivating, grooming, and growing employees Tips on tackling diversity issues, performance reviews, and other challenges Put these techniques and tools to work and inspire your employees in ways you never imagined. Forget about micromanaging! When you become a coach, you'll be surprised by the tasks your group can perform.
So you're thinking about volunteering to coach youth basketball? Great! You're in for a fun, rewarding experience. Whether you're new to the sport and looking for some guidance or you're a seasoned coach hunting for some fresh tips, Coaching Basketball For Dummies will help you command the court with confidence.Each friendly chapter is packed with expert advice on teaching the basics of basketball--from dribbling and shooting to rebounding and defending--and guiding your kids to a fun-filled, stress-free season. You get a crash course in the rules and regulations of the game, as well as clear explanations of what all those lines, circles, and half-circle markings mean on the court. You'll assign team positions, run great practices, and work with both beginning and intermediate players of different age groups. You'll also see how to ramp up your players' skills and lead your team effectively during a game. This book will also help you discover how to:Develop your coaching philosophyUnderstand your league's rulesConduct a preseason parents' meeting--crucial for opening the lines of communicationTeach offensive and defensive strategiesKeep your kids healthy and injury-freeEncourage good sportsmanshipMake critical half-time adjustments during a gameHelp struggling playersAddress discipline problems and handle difficult parentsCoach an All-Star or Travel teamComplete with numerous offensive and defensive drills and tips for helping your kids relax before a game, Coaching Basketball For Dummies is the fun and easy way to get the score on this worthwhile endeavor!
Although mentoring is a popular buzz word today, throughout history dominant cultures have passed down the importance of teaching the next generation not only a trade, but ethics, spirituality, and the rewards of a job well-done. Jess Gibson knows that success is far more than merely developing skills. Just as vital is developing character. Future leaders invariably learn how to achieve their most grandiose dreams when they are fortunate enough to be taken under the tutelage of a proven leader - a mentor with the experience of years who cares about a young lion yearning to conquer the world. How can we be mentors? Thought-provoking answers fill this conversational, anecdote-packed, how-to book written to appeal any reader.
This new, third edition of the best-selling Coaching for Commitment is based on the groundbreaking coaching work of the late Dennis C. Kinlaw. In this thoroughly revised and updated edition the authors, Cindy Coe and Amy Zehnder clearly show that coaching is a proven strategy for improving performance in today's environment of intense competitiveness for total customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and the drive to deliver superior products and services.This book includes the most current coaching strategies and methodologies and provides information on the latest definitions of what coaching is and ways to succeed at coaching. The authors take Kinlaw's concept of tying coaching and commitment one step further and make commitment to action part of a new coaching model. Coaching for Commitment offers a practical, how-to guide to coaching for anyone (no matter what their skill level) who wants to hone their coaching skills for a range of circumstances and using a variety of methods--face-to-face, with a virtual team, on the fly, by phone, or e-mail.Coaching for Commitment is filled with easy to use tools, illustrative examples, and sample coaching conversations that clearly show how to use the coaching process, understand the underlying model, and develop the needed skills.
Coach employees to ensure maximum performance, motivation and retention. Following a seven-step coaching process, Coaching for High Performance gives managers the tools to help their people excel at their jobs and meet competitive challenges with confidence. This book teaches managers how to communicate performance expectations, assess employee skill levels, establish the purpose of coaching, and agree on a coaching contract. Managers will learn the critical skills needed to conduct coaching conversations, adapt one's coaching style to fit changing situations, and create a coaching plan. Readers will learn how to: * Establish the mission and role as a coach * Deliver feedback in any situation * Use coaching skills to motivate and retain employees * Coach employees across generations and throughout the employment life cycle * Enhance team performance and channel conflict constructively * Handle difficult coaching situations with insight and skill
Coaching for High Performance is intended to inspire IT managers with practical advice and tips on how to create a coaching environment in their department. Applying coaching skills in the IT workplace will help create an environment of high performance. Coaching enables people, improves performance and enhances the quality of work. Furthermore, it is a skill that is readily usable by all. It is a set of behaviors which can be used during a five- minute chat with a colleague or a direct report, during a one-to-one meeting, a performance review or as part of an IT project meeting.
When it was published in 2000, Coaching for Leadership became an instant classic in the field of executive coaching. This second edition updates and expands on the original book and brings together the best executive coaches who offer a basic understanding of how coaching works, why it works, and how leaders can make the best use of the coaching process. This thoroughly revised edition reflects recent changes in coaching practices, includes well-researched best practices, and provides additional guidance and tools from the greatest leadership coaches from around the world. Each chapter in this important volume addresses a proven application, offers key principles of practice, and highlights critical learning points.
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