Thoroughly revised and updated new edition of the best-selling guide to implementing the popular change methodology, Appreciative Inquiry, in organizations of all sizes and sectors. 20,000 of the 1st edition sold.
"Appreciative Inquiry with renewed experiences"
As opposed to showing readers how to play the role of a leader in a "paint by numbers" fashion, Changing on the Job builds on theories of adult growth and development to help readers become more thoughtful individuals, capable of leading in any scenario. Moving from the theoretical to the practical, and employing real-world examples, author Jennifer Garvey Berger offers a set of building blocks to help cultivate an agile workforce while improving performance.
In this revolutionary exposé, Harvard Law School bankruptcy expert Elizabeth Warren and financial consultant Amelia Tyagi show that today's middle-class parents are increasingly trapped by financial meltdowns. Astonishingly, sending mothers to work has made families more vulnerable to financial disaster than ever before. Today's two-income family earns 75% more money than its single-income counterpart of a generation ago, but has 25% less discretionary income to cover living costs.
For fans of The Astronaut Wives Club, The Mercury 13 reveals the little-known true story of the remarkable women who trained for NASA space flight. In 1961, just as NASA launched its first man into space, a group of women underwent secret testing in the hopes of becoming America’s first female astronauts. They passed the same battery of tests at the legendary Lovelace Foundation as did the Mercury 7 astronauts, but they were summarily dismissed by the boys’ club at NASA and on Capitol Hill.
Why Moats Matter is a comprehensive guide to finding great companies with economic moats, or competitive advantages. This audiobook explains the investment approach used by Morningstar, Inc., and includes a free trial to Morningstar's Research. Economic moats - or sustainable competitive advantages - protect companies from competitors. Legendary investor Warren Buffett devised the economic moat concept.
"Exactly what I was looking for!"
In Decoding the Heavens, Jo Marchant tells for the first time the full story of the 100-year quest to decipher the ancient Greek computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism. Along the way she unearths a diverse cast of remarkable characters and explores the deep roots of modern technology in ancient Greece and the medieval European and Islamic worlds. At its heart, this is an epic adventure and mystery, a book that challenges our assumptions about technology through the ages.
"Very satisfying account of an ancient mystery"
In the wake of the November 2011 elections, the Tea Party has gone from a well-funded, media-savvy fringe group to become the new kids in Congress. Their presence is unpredictable and potentially explosive. Tea partiers Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Dan Coats now sit in the Senate alongside the GOP's new poster boy, Marco Rubio. In total, some 30 Tea Party supporters won seats in Congress. Their party is evidently here to stay - but what exactly does that mean for the future of the country?
"Just Not Interesting"
Debra Kaye explodes conventional thinking about innovation and provides an approach that anyone or any business can use to expose the crucial links among observations, experiences, facts, and feelings that on the surface do not seem related - but are - to uncover fresh, brilliant insights. In Red Thread Thinking, Kaye shows you how to weave originality from disparate information and turn it into a product or service that can shake up the marketplace - and your business.
The Divergent series is delighting the world with its epic of Tris and Four struggling through revolutions to create a better world. But there are deeper meanings and symbols beneath the surface. Why is it fitting that teens numbered three and four should remake the world? How many Biblical references appear? Why are ravens and crows such popular symbols? And what themes and images does this series share with The Hunger Games and all the other dystopias, past and present?
Do you have trouble making friends and keeping them? You could be unknowingly sabotaging your efforts to find a friend. Are you tired of the emotional hurt and pain of rejection? Looking for love from a girlfriend, boyfriend or just companionship with a friend? How often do you say: I need a friend? Maybe it's time to get some answers and learn how to make new friends.
""Making and Cultivating Friends for Life""
Karen Phelan is sorry. She really is. She tried to do business by the numbers-the management consultant way- developing measures, optimizing processes, and quantifying performance. The only problem is that businesses are run by people. And people can't be plugged into formulas or summed up in scorecards.
Being understood by someone you love is one of the most powerful feelings, at any age. For a young child, it is the most important of all experiences because it allows the child's mind and sense of self to grow. In the midst of the perennial concerns parents bring to Dr. Claudia Gold, she shows the magical effect of seeing a problem from their child's point of view. Most parenting books teach parents what to do to solve behavior problems, but Dr. Gold shows parents how to be with a child. Crises are defused when children feel truly heard and validated; this is how they learn to understand, and, eventually, control themselves.
"Great book for parents"
Joyce Roche rose from humble circumstances to earn an Ivy League MBA and become the first female African-American vice president of Avon, president of a leading hair care company, and CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Inc. But despite these accomplishments, she felt like a fraud. She worked more and more, had less and less of a personal life, and was never able to enjoy her success.
The biggest dream all freelancers have is to work for themselves. They want to ditch the day job. Many freelancers quit their day job too early. Some wait too long. Some never do quit. And some should return to a day job for a few years while they fine-tune their business. This short book is a step-by-step survival guide to the decisions you need to make to become and stay a freelancer in any business.
Most people become freelancers without any idea of how to run a business. They learn in the school of hard knocks. Kristine Kathryn Rusch has taken the school of hard knocks and made it into one of the most useful business books written in years.
"Very practical advice"
From age five Dash suffered Parental Alienation Syndrome at the hands of his father. Indoctrinated to believe his mother had abandoned him, after years of monitored phone calls and impeded access eight-year-old Dash decided he didn't want to be "forced" to visit her at all; later he told her he would never see her again if she took the case to court. But he didn't count on his indefatigable mother's fierce love. For eight more years Pamela battled Dash's father, the legal system, their psychologist, the school system, and Dash himself to try and protect her son - first from his father, then from himself.
"Heartbreaking, Eye-Opening, and Empowering!"
Master coach and former International Coach Federation President Marcia Reynolds helps high-achieving women who may feel frustrated and restless embrace their 'wandering' impulses and come to peace with their desire for something more.
"Empowered vs Overpowering"
In this WMG Writer's Guide, international best-selling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch discusses the destructive ways peer workshops and the quest for perfection derail many writers' careers. Listening to critics and academics - amateur and professional - often strips out the joy of writing. And a failure to recognize writing as a business furthers the potential damage. But Rusch offers hope for writers who have suffered at the hands of critique - external and internal - and outlines a path to healing.
"Very useful and informative"
Good employees are hard to find, and they can be easy to lose. But there's a simple tool every manager can use to ensure that star performers and solid contributors alike will feel energized, engaged, and excited - and that they will give you fair warning if they're unhappy. It's called the stay interview, and this book is the manager's definitive guide, written by the women who created the concept.
Are you looking for natural ways to detoxify and regenerate your mind-body system? Are you interested in taking charge of your hormonal balance? Do you see yourself making your own herbal preparations and meals containing hormone balancing nutrients? Have you ever wondered what our ancestors were consuming to support overall wellness, libido and longevity? If the above applies to you, listen to The Natural Path to Hormonal Wellness, Part 1 and get started!