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Alan Roxburgh Missional Map-Making. Skills for Leading in Times of Transition Alan Roxburgh Missional Map-Making. Skills for Leading in Times of Transition Новинка

Alan Roxburgh Missional Map-Making. Skills for Leading in Times of Transition

Guidance for church leaders to develop their own maps and chart new paths toward stronger, more vibrant, and more missional congregations In the burgeoning missional church movement, churches are seeking to become less focused on programs for members and more oriented toward outreach to people who are not already in church. This fundamental shift in what a congregation is and does and thinks is challenging for leaders and congregants. Using the metaphor of map-making, the book explains the perspective and skills needed to lead congregations and denominations in a time of radical change over unfamiliar terrain as churches change their focus from internal to external. Offers a clear guide for leaders wanting to transition to a missional church model Written by Alan Roxburgh, a prominent expert and practitioner in the missional movement Guides leaders seeking to create new maps for leadership and church organization and focus A Volume in the popular Leadership Network Series This book is written to be accessible to all Christian congregational styles and denominations.
Alan Hirsch The Permanent Revolution. Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church Alan Hirsch The Permanent Revolution. Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church Новинка

Alan Hirsch The Permanent Revolution. Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church

A new brand of apostolic ministry for today's world The Permanent Revolution is a work of theological re-imagination and re-construction that draws from biblical studies, theology, organizational theory, leadership studies, and key social sciences. The book elaborates on the apostolic role rooted in the five-fold ministry from Ephesians 4 (apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teacher), and its significance for the missional movement. It explores how the apostolic ministry facilitates ongoing renewal in the life of the church and focuses on leadership in relation to missional innovation and entrepreneurship.The authors examine the nature of organization as reframed through the lens of apostolic ministry. Shows how to view the world through a biblical perspective and continue the «permanent revolution» that Jesus started Outlines the essential characteristics of apostolic movement and how to restructure the church and ministry to be more consistent with them Alan Hirsch is a leading voice in the missional movement of the Christian West This groundbreaking book integrates theology, sociology, and leadership to further define the apostolic movement.
Nutt Paul C. Handbook of Decision Making Nutt Paul C. Handbook of Decision Making Новинка

Nutt Paul C. Handbook of Decision Making

Wiley's new Handbook of Decision Making is a vital reference text for all students and professionals of management, organization and decision making. The handbook offers a wide range of theoretical and empirical approaches to the understanding of organizational and strategic decisions. Contributors are internationally known experts drawn from North America, Canada and Europe who have spent many years in the study of decision making, and decision making relevant topics. We believe the handbook will become a tour de force in the understanding decision making, offering a wide variety of perspectives, topics, and summative understanding of the field. Chapters in the Handbook were prepared by the leading experts in their field and include cutting edge empirical, theoretical, and review chapters. The chapters bring together for the first time a critical mass of writing on decision making as an organizational and research activity. The Editors are two of the leading international experts in decision making and contribute to the Handbook with five original Chapters that offer an appraisal of the field and suggestions for research, as well as the current status of decision making practice and suggestion for improvement.
Reggie McNeal Missional Communities. The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church Reggie McNeal Missional Communities. The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church Новинка

Reggie McNeal Missional Communities. The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church

The third book in the trilogy that explores the popular missional movement From Reggie McNeal, the bestselling author of The Present Future and Missional Renaissance, comes the third book in the series that helps to define and illuminate the popular missional movement. This newest book in the trilogy examines a natural outgrowth of the move toward a missional orientation: the deconstruction of congregations into very small Christian communities. For all those thousands of churches and leaders who have followed Reggie McNeal's bold lead, this book details the rise of a new life form in churches. Discusses how to move a church from an internal to an external ministry focus Reggie McNeal is a recognized leader in the missional movement Outlines an alternative to the program church model that is focused on the projects and passions of the congregants This book draws on McNeal's twenty years of leadership roles in local congregations and his work over the last decade with thousands of clergy and church leaders.
Bill George Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis Bill George Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis Новинка

Bill George Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis

One of the country's most trusted leaders offers time-tested and real world advice for leading in economic hard times From business giant Bill George, the acclaimed author of Wall Street Journal's bestseller True North, comes the just-in-time guide for anyone in a leadership position facing today's unprecedented economic challenges. The former CEO of Medtronic draws from his own in-the-trenches experience and lessons from leaders (representing an array of companies) who have weathered tough economic storms. With straight talk and clear directions, George shows leaders specifically what they must do to become strong leaders and survive any crisis. His seven lessons include: Face Reality, Starting with Yourself; Never Waste a Good Crisis; and Be Aggressive: This is Your Best Chance to Win in the Market. Seven Lesson for Leading in Crisis is a survival kit for anyone in a leadership position. A concise handbook for applying proven leadership lessons in tough times Written by Bill George one of America's most trusted business leaders and author of True North and Authentic Leadership Offers realistic actions leaders can take to put their companies on the right long-term path Seven Lesson for Leading in Crisis gives leaders a solid strategy for staying the course.
Geoffrey Holsclaw Prodigal Christianity. 10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier Geoffrey Holsclaw Prodigal Christianity. 10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier Новинка

Geoffrey Holsclaw Prodigal Christianity. 10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier

An engaging and thoughtful book that guides readers into the frontiers of being a missional Christian Prodigal Christianity offers a down-to-earth, accessible, and yet provocative understanding of God's mission of redemption in the world, and how followers of Christ can participate in this work. It speaks into the discontent of all those who have exhausted conservative, liberal, and even emergent ways of being Christian and are looking for a new way forward. It offers building blocks for missional theology and practice that moves Christians into a gospel-centered way of life for our culture and our times. Offers a compelling and creative vision for North American Christians Puts forth a theology and ten critical signposts that must be observed to follow a missional way of life: post-Christendom, missio Dei, incarnation, witness, scripture, gospel, church, sexuality, justice, pluralism Asks questions and points to issues that trouble many leaders in the post-modern, post-denominational, post-Christendom church This book can fill the gap for the average Christian left discontented with the current options «after evangelicalism.»
Friends 3: Activity Book Friends 3: Activity Book Новинка

Friends 3: Activity Book

Dual entry flexibility. Friends is a flexible 4-level course with two entry points Starter for complete beginners and Level 1 for false beginners. Variety, humour, interest. Friends involves students with a variety of different contexts including humour, fiction, real-life and cross-culture. Consistently clear. Friends builds confidence with grammar and vocabulary taught in three clears steps presentation, comprehension and practice. Special skills sections. Culture, Reading and Skills Corners provide lots of practice in all four skills, with particular attention to reading. Skills strategy boxes give step-by-step guidance in skills development. Emphasis on vocabulary. Vocabulary is presented and practised in lexical sets, making it easier to learn and remember. Support for everyone. Tests, projects, games and songs, plus a huge variety of support material provide for all your students' needs.
Mathers Robert T. Handbook of Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysts Mathers Robert T. Handbook of Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysts Новинка

Mathers Robert T. Handbook of Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysts

A one-stop resource for understanding and applying polymerization catalysts An edited volume featuring contributions from leading researchers, the Handbook of Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysts covers the design and synthesis of catalysts, and their applications in synthesis of polymers. Dealing with those polymerization catalysts that afford commercially acceptable yields of polymer with respect to catalyst mass and promising newer catalysts, this practical reference provides polymer and organic chemists with a comprehensive overview of the known methods for developing and applying these important catalysts. With both recent advances and historically important catalysts, the subjects covered in this text include: Metal alkyls and other compounds that function as co-catalysts with a large number of catalysts The varieties of porous silica either necessary or valuable in certain catalyst formulations Catalyst scale-up and commercialization Copper catalysts for olefin polymerization Morphology control Along with the above topics, the Handbook of Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysts provides tables of valuable data to assist in reproducing a synthesis or applying the knowledge to a new problem. Polymerization reactivities, polymer properties, monomer and solvent purity requirements, molecular weights, distribution, and reactivity ratios are also covered. The Handbook of Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysts offers an excellent one-stop resource for understanding and applying polymerization catalysts.
Mark Vessey A Companion to Augustine Mark Vessey A Companion to Augustine Новинка

Mark Vessey A Companion to Augustine

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A Companion to Augustine presents a fresh collection of scholarship by leading academics with a new approach to contextualizing Augustine and his works within the multi-disciplinary field of Late Antiquity, showing Augustine as both a product of the cultural forces of his times and a cultural force in his own right. Discusses the life and works of Augustine within their full historical context, rather than privileging the theological context Presents Augustine’s life, works and leading ideas in the cultural context of the late Roman world, providing a vibrant and engaging sense of Augustine in action in his own time and place Opens up a new phase of study on Augustine, sensitive to the many and varied perspectives of scholarship on late Roman culture State-of-the-art essays by leading academics in this field
Bjorn Kjellstrom Be Expert with Map and Compass Bjorn Kjellstrom Be Expert with Map and Compass Новинка

Bjorn Kjellstrom Be Expert with Map and Compass

The classic map and compass navigation guide-revised for the age of GPS GPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily be hampered by weather conditions, making basic map and compass skills essential for anyone who spends time outdoors. This popular, easy-to-use orienteering handbook has been helping people find their way for more than fifty years. Now updated to include information on GPS as well as current Web sites, references, sources, and photographs, it remains the book of choice for professional outdoorsmen, novice orienteers, and outdoor organizations as well as teachers, scout leaders, recreational hikers, hunters, and others around the world. Coverage includes understanding map symbols; traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together; finding bearings; sketching maps; and traveling in the wilderness. Explains basic map and compass skills clearly Fully updated edition, including information on GPS Includes up-to-date Web site addresses, references, and sources Features a fresh, rugged design Ideal book for beginners If you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.
Bernie Trilling 21st Century Skills. Learning for Life in Our Times Bernie Trilling 21st Century Skills. Learning for Life in Our Times Новинка

Bernie Trilling 21st Century Skills. Learning for Life in Our Times

The new building blocks for learning in a complex world This important resource introduces a framework for 21st Century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world. 21st Century content includes the basic core subjects of reading, writing, and arithmetic-but also emphasizes global awareness, financial/economic literacy, and health issues. The skills fall into three categories: learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and life and career skills. This book is filled with vignettes, international examples, and classroom samples that help illustrate the framework and provide an exciting view of twenty-first century teaching and learning. Explores the three main categories of 21st Century Skills: learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and life and career skills Addresses timely issues such as the rapid advance of technology and increased economic competition Based on a framework developed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) The book contains a DVD with video clips of classroom teaching. For more information on the book visit www.21stcenturyskillsbook.com.
Reggie McNeal Missional Renaissance. Changing the Scorecard for the Church Reggie McNeal Missional Renaissance. Changing the Scorecard for the Church Новинка

Reggie McNeal Missional Renaissance. Changing the Scorecard for the Church

Reggie McNeal's bestseller The Present Future is the definitive work on the «missional movement,» i.e., the widespread movement among Protestant churches to be less inwardly focused and more oriented toward the culture and community around them. In that book he asked the tough questions that churches needed to entertain to begin to think about who they are and what they are doing; in Missional Renaissance, he shows them the three significant shifts in their thinking and behavior that they need to make that will allow leaders to chart a course toward being missional: (1) from an internal to an external focus, ending the church as exclusive social club model; (2) from running programs and ministries to developing people as its core activity; and (3) from professional leadership to leadership that is shared by everyone in the community. With in-depth discussions of the «what» and the «how» of transitioning to being a missional church, readers will be equipped to move into what McNeal sees as the most viable future for Christianity. For all those thousands of churches who are asking about what to do next after reading The Present Future, Missional Renaissance will provide the answer.
H. Dallas James Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change. Inspire the People and Succeed Where Others Fail H. Dallas James Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change. Inspire the People and Succeed Where Others Fail Новинка

H. Dallas James Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change. Inspire the People and Succeed Where Others Fail

Conquer the most daunting change initiative with the right people, tools, and strategies. James Dallas' Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change is an informative, insightful guide to effectively leading the transition through change. While most change management books present case studies about what happened at other companies, this book is based on the author's own experiences managing over 10 transformational and turnaround initiatives, 15 acquisition integrations, and 5 operations/quality shared services centers of excellence. By relating personal lessons learned, how they were subsequently applied, and how you can benefit from them, this book provides a unique first-hand perspective on successful agents of change. You'll learn the qualities and skills required to usher in the new paradigm, and how to break a large initiative into manageable chunks that are more likely to proceed as planned. By crafting your strategy based on proven methods, you're far and away more likely to meet or even exceed your change objectives. The majority of change initiatives fail because people mistakenly think that a change agent is the same as a project leader. They're not. This book shows you why, and how get the tools, strategies, and people you need at the helm of your initiative to come out the other side much stronger as an organization. Learn the critical skills required for effective change management Assess the difficulty and politics of a change initiative Choose the right people to help implement the change See past obstacles and lead effectively in a crisis Change is occurring within and across all industries, countries, and organizations. They begin with the best of intentions, but most fail to meet their objectives. Don't let your organization be one of the failures. Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change shows you how to plan, lead, and manage a successful transition.
Ken Tanaka Transition-Metal-Mediated Aromatic Ring Construction Ken Tanaka Transition-Metal-Mediated Aromatic Ring Construction Новинка

Ken Tanaka Transition-Metal-Mediated Aromatic Ring Construction

State-of-the-science methods, synthetic routes, and strategies to construct aromatic rings The development of new reactions for the synthesis of aromatic compounds is a highly active research area in organic synthesis, providing new functional organic materials, functional reagents, and biologically active compounds. Recently, significant advances in transition-metal-mediated reactions have enabled the efficient and practical construction of new aromatic rings with useful properties and applications. This book draws together and reviews all the latest discoveries and methods in transition-metal-mediated reactions, offering readers promising new routes to design and construct complex aromatic compounds. Integrating metal catalysis with aromatic compound synthesis, Transition-Metal-Mediated Aromatic Ring Construction offers a practical guide to the methods, synthetic routes, and strategies for constructing aromatic compounds. The book's five parts examine: [2+2+2], [2+2+1], and related cycloaddition reactions [4+2], [3+2], and related cycloaddition reactions Electrocyclization reactions Coupling and addition reactions Other important transformations, including methathesis reactions and skeletal rearrangement reactions Edited by Ken Tanaka, an internationally recognized expert in the field of transition-metal catalysis, the book features authors who are leading pioneers and researchers in synthetic reactions. Their contributions reflect a thorough review and analysis of the literature as well as their own firsthand laboratory experience developing new aromatic compounds. All chapters end with a summary and outlook, setting forth new avenues of research and forecasting new discoveries. There are also references at the end of each chapter, guiding readers to important original research reports and reviews. In summary, Transition-Metal-Mediated Aromatic Ring Construction offers synthetic chemists a promising new avenue for the development of important new aromatic compounds with a broad range of applications.
Edmund S. Phelps Financial Darwinism. Create Value or Self-Destruct in a World of Risk Edmund S. Phelps Financial Darwinism. Create Value or Self-Destruct in a World of Risk Новинка

Edmund S. Phelps Financial Darwinism. Create Value or Self-Destruct in a World of Risk

In Financial Darwinism, author Leo Tilman lays the groundwork for understanding the new financial order by introducing his evolutionary thesis and then outlines an actionable decision-making framework that enables financial institutions and investors to fully leverage the power of business strategy, corporate finance, investment analysis, and risk management. Financial Darwinism is an invaluable road map to today's financial world and an essential guide to surviving and thriving during these challenging times.
Alan Hull Invest My Way. The Business of Making Money on the Australian Share Market with Blue Chip Shares Alan Hull Invest My Way. The Business of Making Money on the Australian Share Market with Blue Chip Shares Новинка

Alan Hull Invest My Way. The Business of Making Money on the Australian Share Market with Blue Chip Shares

The definitive guide to buying blue chip shares on the Australian stock market Designed for DIY investors looking for simple, practical, low risk strategies for managing their blue chip shares, Invest My Way: The Business of Making Money on the Australian Share Market with Blue Chip Shares is perfect for anyone interested in either trading or investing long term in Australian blue chip shares. Written by respected trader and market educator Alan Hull, the book provides readers with a unique, holistic investing strategy for managing blue chip shares to optimize both capital growth and income (dividends). Beginning with basic coverage of managing blue chip shares, the book also includes invaluable information on managing portfolios as well as offering advice on when to buy, sell, and accumulate stocks. In-depth and comprehensive, Invest My Way is the latest instalment in Hull's collection of investment texts—including Active Investing and Trade My Way—which, taken together, provide readers with a complete stock market solution. Presents a unique new strategy for making money with blue chip stocks Author Alan Hull is a respected, well-known trading and investing expert Walks readers through the entire blue chip investing process, including building portfolios with maximum capital growth and returns The third instalment in Hull's complete guide to making money in the stock market, following in the footsteps of Active Investing and Trade My Way Essential reading for casual investors, including baby boomers, retirees, SMSF trustees, and anyone else interested in trading or investing long term in Australian blue chip shares.
Tony Grundy The Ultimate Book of Business Skills. The 100 Most Important Techniques for Being Successful in Business Tony Grundy The Ultimate Book of Business Skills. The 100 Most Important Techniques for Being Successful in Business Новинка

Tony Grundy The Ultimate Book of Business Skills. The 100 Most Important Techniques for Being Successful in Business

There is a bewildering array of choices facing all managers, whether newly appointed or experienced business hands. No matter how much experience you have, everyone can make mistakes. The Ultimate Book of Business Skills points the way for anyone in a business role. It puts the essential techniques for running a business, managing a team and making informed choices about strategy straight into the hands of the people who need them. The Ultimate Book of Business Skills is a great addition to the Capstone Reference series. It features a user-friendly format with real-life examples designed to transform anyone into a rounded businessperson with an impressive range of skills-based knowledge at their fingertips.
The Times Guide to the House of Commons The Times Guide to the House of Commons Новинка

The Times Guide to the House of Commons

Compiled and written by the Times' leading political journalists, this guide offers an in-depth look at UK politics in the run-up to the general election as well as a thorough analysis of the outcome and what implications it holds for Britain beyond 2010. For the first time ever, this large-format authority on UK politics will appear in full color, proving an indispensable and enjoyable point of reference for anyone interested in the state of government in Britain. Definitive and authoritative, this study includes commentary and essays from leading Times political writers such as Matthew Parris, Ben MacIntyre, Daniel Finkelstein, and Ann Treneman, covering subjects which range from the classic "2010 Campaign" to the topical "Blair to Brown: Labor's traumatic third term." Chapters also feature an analysis of election statistics outlining which MPs have the most vulnerable majorities; new MPs; MPs by age and length of service; results by constituency - informed and pithy summaries of each MP with color photographs; series of color maps to detail election results; statistics on how the nation voted in 2005 versus 2010; and manifestos from each party.
Kim Klein Fundraising in Times of Crisis Kim Klein Fundraising in Times of Crisis Новинка

Kim Klein Fundraising in Times of Crisis

In today's uncertain environment, where nonprofits find themselves grappling with the continued dowturn in the economy, the ongoing war on terrorism, government's cutbacks in social services, and a wave of organizational scandals–groups everywhere are straining to keep up with the increased demand for their services while struggling to generate funding. Fundraising in Times of Crisis draws on renowned consultant Kim Klein's more than twenty-five years of fundraising experience. This much-needed resource shows troubled groups how to identify what is really going on and how to assess the damage. Fundraising in Times of Crisis helps executive directors and development professionals of nonprofit organizations plan for both the short and long term and explains how to evaluate the success of their efforts. Checklists, tips, action steps and a wealth of examples walk you through the process of self-assessment and map out a road to recovery. No matter what your particular crisis–the sudden loss of an executive director, a public scandal, a major donor attrition, or a daunting increase in the demand for services–this book will show you how to survive and thrive in tough times.
Silvia Tony Power Performance. Multimedia Storytelling for Journalism and Public Relations Silvia Tony Power Performance. Multimedia Storytelling for Journalism and Public Relations Новинка

Silvia Tony Power Performance. Multimedia Storytelling for Journalism and Public Relations

This book is a unique and definitive guide to the skills necessary for on-camera journalism and offers an invaluable behind-the-scenes look at the profession. Tailors the traditional skills of writing, reporting, and producing to the needs of journalists working in front of the camera Includes chapters devoted to the role of the storyteller, reporting the story across multiple platforms, and presenting the story on-camera Incorporates profiles of leading multimedia journalists and public relations practitioners Addresses the key ethical issues for the profession Offers practical advice for putting presentation skills to work Storytelling skills covered can be applied to a variety of traditional and new media formats including television news, radio, and podcasts
Alan Shrader Leading for Growth. How Umpqua Bank Got Cool and Created a Culture of Greatness Alan Shrader Leading for Growth. How Umpqua Bank Got Cool and Created a Culture of Greatness Новинка

Alan Shrader Leading for Growth. How Umpqua Bank Got Cool and Created a Culture of Greatness

How any business leader can create an atmosphere of competitiveness for exceptional growth When Ray Davis took over the local 40-person South Umpqua Bank in 1994, many people in the industry poked fun at his insistence that employees answer the phone with a cheery «World's Greatest Bank.» Eleven years, $7 billion in assets, and 128 branches (or « bank stores» in Umpqua lingo) later, the moniker seems quite apt. Other banks scratched their heads when Davis sent his tellers to Ritz-Carlton to learn customer service and were intrigued when he hired a cutting-edge design firm to completely re-think retail layout. Now, with a top design award under their belt, a name change (there never was a North Umpqua bank), and a completely new definition of the banking business, Umpqua has become the darling of the entrepreneurial press and a growth powerhouse. The New York Times calls Umpqua «Starbucks with tellers.» Ray Davis (Portland, OR), named by U.S. Banker as one of the 25 most influential people in the financial industry in 2005, is President and CEO of Umpqua Holdings Corporation. Alan Shrader (Moraga, CA) is an experienced writer and editor of business books.
John Shaw C. Corporate Governance and Risk. A Systems Approach John Shaw C. Corporate Governance and Risk. A Systems Approach Новинка

John Shaw C. Corporate Governance and Risk. A Systems Approach

Decision-making and corporate governance have always been important functions in a company, but never more so than in the current post-Enron/Andersen business environment. This book acts as a framework for corporate officers and senior-level executives who need to redesign their own decision-making, risk, and governance processes. The approaches have been successfully proven in a number of leading companies, whose case studies are included in the book. Offers up to date coverage of an increasingly important topic, citing a proven approach that draws from leading companies and provides a composite of what not to do based on companies like Anderson and Enron. Author very active in conference circles, addressing thousands in industry events.
Manny Rosenfeld People-Centric Skills. Interpersonal and Communication Skills for Auditors and Business Professionals Manny Rosenfeld People-Centric Skills. Interpersonal and Communication Skills for Auditors and Business Professionals Новинка

Manny Rosenfeld People-Centric Skills. Interpersonal and Communication Skills for Auditors and Business Professionals

Business Professionals, to be Truly Effective and Advance in their Careers, Must Master their People-Centric Skills. People-Centric Skills: Interpersonal and Communication Skills for Auditors and Business Professionals is a comprehensive guide to the «soft skills» that make technical professionals more effective. People-Centric Skills aim to improve all aspects of personal interactions, relationship development, and communication. These skills are as essential to success as are technical capabilities. This is the story of a leading internal audit department taking that next step to becoming a world-class audit organization in a fictional company. The foundation of that next step is developing their People-Centric Skills. The book demonstrates the impact that interpersonal and communication skills – whether good or bad – have on an auditor's effectiveness, job, and career. Readers will be able to empathize with the characters, and relate to the real-life situations in which they find themselves. Each chapter features a summary of key People-Centric points and guidelines that will help readers apply what they've learned to their own projects and departments. In a 2013 study sponsored by the Institute of Internal Auditors («IIA»), the seven key attribute areas identified to be a successful auditor include relationship building, partnering, communications, teamwork, diversity, continuous learning and integrity. Unfortunately, most professionals never obtain these skills as part of their college degrees, certifications and other ongoing training. They are left to their own devices when it comes to developing these talents. The book follows an easy-to-read fictional narrative to highlight areas for improvement, and uses common scenarios to illustrate how to apply the lessons. People-Centric Skills: Interpersonal and Communication Skills for Auditors and Business Professionals focuses on many of these critical attributes. Topics include: Conflict Management Coaching and Mentoring Building an Effective Team and Team Dynamics Team Leadership Partnering and Relationship Building Effective Meeting Practices Brainstorming and Multivoting Assessing Corporate Culture Active Listening Non-verbal Communications Consensus Building These skills apply not only to internal auditors but also transfer across a broad range of business professions and industries, and from professional to personal life. They open doors, establish effective relationships, improve effectiveness, and can turn a «no» into a «yes.» They are the true differentiator in advancing a career. For an auditor to be truly effective, great people skills are one of the most important tools in the box. People-Centric Skills: Interpersonal and Communication Skills for Auditors and Business Professionals is a straightforward guide to getting along, getting what you want in a constructive manner, and becoming a world-class professional.
Miller John F. A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid Miller John F. A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid Новинка

Miller John F. A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid

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A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid presents more than 30 original essays written by leading scholars revealing the rich diversity of critical engagement with Ovid’s poetry that spans the Western tradition from antiquity to the present day. Offers innovative perspectives on Ovid’s poetry and its reception from antiquity to the present day Features contributions from more than 30 leading scholars in the Humanities. Introduces familiar and unfamiliar figures in the history of Ovidian reception. Demonstrates the enduring and transformative power of Ovid’s poetry into modern times.
Stock Jay T. Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture Stock Jay T. Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture Новинка

Stock Jay T. Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture

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A holistic and comprehensive account of the nature of the transition from hunting to farming in prehistory. It addresses for the first time the main bioarchaeological aspects such as changes in mobility, behaviour, diet and population dynamics. This book is of major interest to the relevant audience since it offers for the first time a global perspective on the bioarchaeology of the transition to agriculture. It includes contributions from world-class researchers, with a particular emphasis on advances in methods (e.g. ancient DNA of pathogens, stable isotope analysis, etc.). The book specifically addresses the following aspects associated with the transition to agriculture in various world regions: Changes in adult and subadult stature and subadult growth profiles Diachronic trends in the analysis of functional morphological structures (craniofacial, vault, lower limbs, etc.) and whether these are associated with change in overall sex-specific morphological variability Changes in mobility Changes in behaviour which can be reconstructed from the study of the skeletal record. These include changes in activity patterns, sexual dimorphism, evidence of inter-personal trauma, and the like. Population dynamics and microevolution by examining intra and inter population variations in dental and cranial metric traits, as well as archaeogenetic studies of ancient DNA (e.g. mtDNA markers).
Collins Linda M. Latent Class and Latent Transition Analysis. With Applications in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences Collins Linda M. Latent Class and Latent Transition Analysis. With Applications in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences Новинка

Collins Linda M. Latent Class and Latent Transition Analysis. With Applications in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

A modern, comprehensive treatment of latent class and latent transition analysis for categorical data On a daily basis, researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences collect information and fit statistical models to the gathered empirical data with the goal of making significant advances in these fields. In many cases, it can be useful to identify latent, or unobserved, subgroups in a population, where individuals' subgroup membership is inferred from their responses on a set of observed variables. Latent Class and Latent Transition Analysis provides a comprehensive and unified introduction to this topic through one-of-a-kind, step-by-step presentations and coverage of theoretical, technical, and practical issues in categorical latent variable modeling for both cross-sectional and longitudinal data. The book begins with an introduction to latent class and latent transition analysis for categorical data. Subsequent chapters delve into more in-depth material, featuring: A complete treatment of longitudinal latent class models Focused coverage of the conceptual underpinnings of interpretation and evaluationof a latent class solution Use of parameter restrictions and detection of identification problems Advanced topics such as multi-group analysis and the modeling and interpretation of interactions between covariates The authors present the topic in a style that is accessible yet rigorous. Each method is presented with both a theoretical background and the practical information that is useful for any data analyst. Empirical examples showcase the real-world applications of the discussed concepts and models, and each chapter concludes with a «Points to Remember» section that contains a brief summary of key ideas. All of the analyses in the book are performed using Proc LCA and Proc LTA, the authors' own software packages that can be run within the SAS® environment. A related Web site houses information on these freely available programs and the book's data sets, encouraging readers to reproduce the analyses and also try their own variations. Latent Class and Latent Transition Analysis is an excellent book for courses on categorical data analysis and latent variable models at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in the social, behavioral, and health sciences who conduct latent class and latent transition analysis in their everyday work.
Peter Brinckerhoff C. Smart Stewardship for Nonprofits. Making the Right Decision in Good Times and Bad Peter Brinckerhoff C. Smart Stewardship for Nonprofits. Making the Right Decision in Good Times and Bad Новинка

Peter Brinckerhoff C. Smart Stewardship for Nonprofits. Making the Right Decision in Good Times and Bad

A practical guide to effective decision-making frameworks and tools for nonprofits that ensure successful stewardship The basic tenets of decision making for nonprofits are similar, whether you're growing, shrinking, or trying to think your way out of a box. Smart Stewardship for Nonprofits provides the tools to make the best stewardship decisions in these varied, but common, situations. Coverage includes the keys to smart stewardship for your nonprofit, the smart stewardship decision tree, understanding capability and capacity, making innovation the norm, understanding the true cost of growth, going to scale, and smart stewardship in bad times. Features tools to make the best stewardship decisions in every kind of situation Written for executive directors of nonprofit organizations, nonprofit board members, CPAs, and other financial counsel for nonprofits, development directors Provides a website hosting a variety of online tools and materials Also by Peter Brinckerhoff: Mission-Based Marketing, Mission-Based Management, Social Entrepreneurship, and Faith-Based Management With innovative organizational change initiatives to foster new growth and effectiveness, Smart Stewardship for Nonprofits offers your nonprofit the critical guidance it needs to get there.
Julian Lowenthal J.K. Lasser Pro Survival Skills in Financial Services. Strategies for Turbulent Times Julian Lowenthal J.K. Lasser Pro Survival Skills in Financial Services. Strategies for Turbulent Times Новинка

Julian Lowenthal J.K. Lasser Pro Survival Skills in Financial Services. Strategies for Turbulent Times

The financial services industry is constantly changing and you need to respond Change is a constant in the financial services industry (FSI). The question is, «What should you do to survive?» Whether you work in or sell to the industry, you'll benefit from the in-depth insight, professional knowledge, and practical tools found in J.K. Lasser Pro Survival Skills in Financial Services. Advanced Praise for J.K. Lasser Pro Survival Skills in Financial Services «The challenges of surviving and succeeding in the financial services industry have never been greater. . . . J.K. Lasser Pro Survival Skills in Financial Services provides a practical guide to dealing with the tough realities of change. The result is an enjoyable, down-to-earth, and interactive resource that provides the knowledge, skills, and human understanding to deal with the forces of change.» -Keith T. Darcy, Executive Vice President, IBJ Whitehall Bank & Trust Company «This book will help my staff work through the most difficult transition in the financial services industry. . . . Julian speaks in a nontechnical, light-handed style to every member of my staff. . . . He draws on his relationships with some of our industry's most important leaders to reinforce his logical and practical views on how to get through the day, the year, and the decades ahead. His book is crisp, easy reading from cover to cover. But his section titled 'Survival Skills Greatest Hits' must be committed to memory. It will be the core of my survival strategy for the rest of my career. I can't wait to put this book in the hands of my whole staff.» -John Adams Vaccaro, CFP, CLU, President, Westport Resources Investment Services, Inc. Don't get left behind in the whirlwind of change impacting the financial services industry. Pick up J.K. Lasser Pro Survival Skills in Financial Services and take control of your professional life within this dynamic and challenging business environment.
Alan Greene Feeding Baby Green. The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood, and Beyond Alan Greene Feeding Baby Green. The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood, and Beyond Новинка

Alan Greene Feeding Baby Green. The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood, and Beyond

The new «baby feeding bible» from the award-wining author of Raising Baby Green Called the «Al Gore of Parenting» by Parenting Magazine, Dr. Alan Greene has written the follow up to his best-selling book and offers parents a definitive guide for making nutritionally-sound decisions for their children. Offers parents green choices for feeding children from when they are in the womb through toddler years. This unique guide includes advice on how to transform a baby's eating habits that will positively impact their health and development for the rest of their lives. Dr. Greene has included everything a parent needs to know about creating healthy, nutritious meals that help avoid childhood obesity, and prevent childhood disease. This must-have resource Shows how what a mother eats during pregnancy effects her baby's health and eating habits for years after birth Provides the definitive guide to «green» feeding for babies from pregnancy to toddlers Filled with practical tips and advice for selecting and preparing earth friendly meals for babies Shows the health benefits for babies who eat «green» with innate nutritional intelligence The crucial follow-up to the best-selling book Raising Baby Green In addition to working in his medical practice, Dr. Alan Greene makes regular appearances on the Today show and writes articles for the New York Times.
Efrem Smith The Post-Black and Post-White Church. Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-Ethnic World Efrem Smith The Post-Black and Post-White Church. Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-Ethnic World Новинка

Efrem Smith The Post-Black and Post-White Church. Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-Ethnic World

A blueprint for missional, multi-ethnic Christian community Efrem Smith, an internationally recognized and innovative African-American leader, offers a workable plan for connecting theology, practical ministry models, and real stories of people in multi-ethnic Christian communities. Using the example of Jesus, Smith develops a theology of multi-ethnic and missional leadership. Embracing urban and ethnic subcultures such as hip-hop, this book provides a rich mix of multi-ethnic church development, reconciliation theology, missional church thinking, and Christian community. Provides a common-sense approach to creating a multi-ethnic Christian community Includes practical ministry models and real stories of people who are members of thriving multi-ethnic congregations Author is acclaimed African-American thought leader who planted and led a multi-ethnic churches of close to 1,000 and now leads a regional division of a denominational committed to ethnic, multi-ethnic, and missional churches This book is written for anyone wrestling with what it means to be a Christian in an increasingly multi-ethnic world polarized by class, politics, and race.
Seyla Benhabib Dignity in Adversity. Human Rights in Troubled Times Seyla Benhabib Dignity in Adversity. Human Rights in Troubled Times Новинка

Seyla Benhabib Dignity in Adversity. Human Rights in Troubled Times

The language of human rights has become the public vocabulary of our contemporary world. Ironically, as the political influence of human rights has grown, their philosophical justification has become ever more controversial. Building on a theory of discourse ethics and communicative rationality, this book addresses the politics and philosophy of human rights against the background of the broader social transformations that are shaping the modern world. Rejecting the reduction of international human rights to the Trojan horse of a neo-liberal empire's bid for world power, as well as the conservative objections to legal cosmopolitanism as encroachments upon democratic sovereignty, Benhabib develops two key concepts to move beyond these false antitheses. International human rights norms need contextualization in specific polities through processes of what she calls 'democratic iterations.' Furthermore, such norms have a 'jurisgenerative power,' in that they enable new actors to enter fields of social and political contestation; they promote new vocabularies for public claim-making and anticipate a justice to come. Ranging over themes such as sovereignty, citizenship, genocide, European anti-semitism, the crisis of the nation-state, and the 'scarf affair' in contemporary Europe and Turkey, this major new book by one of our leading political theorists reflects upon the political transformations of our times and makes a compelling case for a cosmopolitanism without illusions.
Thomas Meyer A. Innovate!. How Great Companies Get Started in Terrible Times Thomas Meyer A. Innovate!. How Great Companies Get Started in Terrible Times Новинка

Thomas Meyer A. Innovate!. How Great Companies Get Started in Terrible Times

Learn the lessons of how great companies began in the worst economic times Eli Lilly. IBM. Medtronic, Procter & Gamble. Hewlett-Packard and Marvel Entertainment. All great companies and all made their start during the worst economic times. Innovate!: How Great Companies Get Started in Terrible Times is first and foremost a source of true inspiration based on history. But it goes much further than that. It captures the lessons of these great innovative individuals and companies that began in the worst economic times, identifying the philosohies, strategies, and essential keys to success during your own challenging economic times. Provides a compass to navigate troubled economic waters though innovation Explains the creative sources of innovation possessed by every individual Harnesses the power of innovation of the individual and the organization Innovate!: How Great Companies Get Started in Terrible Times shows you the strides you and your organization can take toward thriving in the worst of times. And it just might be your road map to building the next great American business success story.
English for Economics in Higher Education Studies (English for Specific Academic Purposes) English for Economics in Higher Education Studies (English for Specific Academic Purposes) Новинка

English for Economics in Higher Education Studies (English for Specific Academic Purposes)

English for Economics in Higher Education Studies The Garnet Education English for Specific Academic Purposes series won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award in 2009. English for Economics is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of economics who are about to enter English-medium tertiary level studies. It provides carefully graded practice and progressions in the key academic skills that all students need, such as listening to lectures and speaking in seminars. It also equips students with the specialist language they need to participate successfully within a economics department. Extensive listening exercises come from economics lectures, and all reading texts are taken from the same field of study. There is also a focus throughout on the key economics vocabulary that students will need. *Listening: how to understand and take effective notes on extended lectures, including how to follow the argument and identify the speaker's point of view. *Speaking: how to participate effectively in a variety of realistic situations, from seminars to presentations, including how to develop an argument and use stance markers. *Reading: how to understand a wide range of texts, from academic textbooks to Internet articles, including how to analyze complex sentences and identify such things as the writer's stance. *Writing: how to produce coherent and well-structured assignments, including such skills as paraphrasing and the use of the appropriate academic phrases. *Vocabulary: a wide range of activities to develop students' knowledge and use of key vocabulary, both in the field of economics and of academic study in general. *Vocabulary and Skills banks: a reference source to provide students with revision of the key words and phrases and skills presented in each unit. *Full transcripts of all listening exercises. The Garnet English for Specific Academic Purposes series covers a range of academic subjects. All titles present the same skills and vocabulary points. Teachers can therefore deal with a range of ESAP courses at the same time, knowing that each subject title will focus on the same key skills and follow the same structure. Key Features * Systematic approach to developing academic skills through relevant content. * Focus on receptive skills (reading and listening) to activate productive skills (writing and speaking) in subject area. * Eight-page units combine language and academic skills teaching. * Vocabulary and academic skills bank in each unit for reference and revision. * Audio CDs for further self-study or homework. * Ideal coursework for EAP teachers. * Extra resources at
Reggie McNeal A Work of Heart. Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders Reggie McNeal A Work of Heart. Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders Новинка

Reggie McNeal A Work of Heart. Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders

Revised and updated edition of the classic work on spiritual leadership In A Work of Heart, bestselling author and missional expert Reggie McNeal helps leaders reflect on the ways in which God is shaping them by letting us see God at work in the lives of four quintessential biblical leaders: Moses, David, Jesus, and Paul. McNeal identifies the formative influences upon these leaders, which he sees as God's ways of working in their lives: the same influences at work today forming leaders for ministry in our times. He explores the shaping influence of culture, call, community, conflict, and the commonplace. Offers guidance for church leaders to let God shape their hearts from the inside out Reggie McNeal is the author of the bestselling book Missional Renaissance Gives reassurance for maintaining perspective while doing the demanding work of ministry The book includes illustrative stories of contemporary leaders opening their hearts to God's guidance.
Gary Beach J. The U.S. Technology Skills Gap. What Every Technology Executive Must Know to Save America's Future Gary Beach J. The U.S. Technology Skills Gap. What Every Technology Executive Must Know to Save America's Future Новинка

Gary Beach J. The U.S. Technology Skills Gap. What Every Technology Executive Must Know to Save America's Future

Is a widening “skills gap” in science and math education threatening America’s future? That is the seminal question addressed in The U.S. Technology Skills Gap, a comprehensive 104-year review of math and science education in America. Some claim this “skills gap” is “equivalent to a permanent national recession” while others cite how the gap threatens America’s future economic, workforce employability and national security. This much is sure: America’s math and science skills gap is, or should be, an issue of concern for every business and information technology executive in the United States and The U.S Technology Skills Gap is the how-to-get involved guidebook for those executives laying out in a compelling chronologic format: The history of the science and math skills gap in America Explanation of why decades of astute warnings were ignored Inspiring examples of private company efforts to supplement public education A pragmatic 10-step action plan designed to solve the problem And a tantalizing theory of an obscure Japanese physicist that suggests America’s days as the global scientific leader are numbered Engaging and indispensable, The U.S. Technology Skills Gap is essential reading for those eager to see America remain a relevant global power in innovation and invention in the years ahead.
Roderick Bates Organic Synthesis Using Transition Metals Roderick Bates Organic Synthesis Using Transition Metals Новинка

Roderick Bates Organic Synthesis Using Transition Metals

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Transition metals open up new opportunities for synthesis, because their means of bonding and their reaction mechanisms differ from those of the elements of the s and p blocks. In the last two decades the subject has mushroomed – established reactions are seeing both technical improvements and increasing numbers of applications, and new reactions are being developed. The practicality of the subject is demonstrated by the large number of publications coming from the process development laboratories of pharmaceutical companies, and its importance is underlined by the fact that three Nobel prizes have been awarded for discoveries in this field in the 21st Century already. Organic Synthesis Using Transition Metals, 2nd Edition considers the ways in which transition metals, as catalysts and reagents, can be used in organic synthesis, both for pharmaceutical compounds and for natural products. It concentrates on the bond-forming reactions that set transition metal chemistry apart from «classical» organic chemistry. Each chapter is extensively referenced and provides a convenient point of entry to the research literature. Topics covered include: introduction to transition metals in organic synthesis coupling reactions C-H activation carbonylative coupling reactions alkene and alkyne insertion reactions electrophilic alkene and alkyne complexes reactions of alkyne complexes carbene complexes h3- or p-allyl -allyl complexes diene, dienyl and arene complexes cycloaddition and cycloisomerisation reactions For this second edition the text has been extensively revised and expanded to reflect the significant improvements and advances in the field since the first edition, as well as the large number of new transition metal-catalysed processes that have come to prominence in the last 10 years – for example the extraordinary progress in coupling reactions using “designer” ligands, catalysis using gold complexes, new opportunities arising from metathesis chemistry, and C-H activation – without neglecting the well established chemistry of metals such as palladium. Organic Synthesis Using Transition Metals, 2nd Edition will find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduates and postgraduates working in organic synthesis, catalysis, medicinal chemistry and drug discovery. It is also useful for practising researchers who want to refresh and enhance their knowledge of the field.
Crawley Matthew L. Applications of Transition Metal Catalysis in Drug Discovery and Development. An Industrial Perspective Crawley Matthew L. Applications of Transition Metal Catalysis in Drug Discovery and Development. An Industrial Perspective Новинка

Crawley Matthew L. Applications of Transition Metal Catalysis in Drug Discovery and Development. An Industrial Perspective

This book focuses on the drug discovery and development applications of transition metal catalyzed processes, which can efficiently create preclinical and clinical drug candidates as well as marketed drugs. The authors pay particular attention to the challenges of transitioning academically-developed reactions into scalable industrial processes. Additionally, the book lays the groundwork for how continued development of transition metal catalyzed processes can deliver new drug candidates. This work provides a unique perspective on the applications of transition metal catalysis in drug discovery and development – it is a guide, a historical prospective, a practical compendium, and a source of future direction for the field.
New Language Leader: Elementary: Coursebook New Language Leader: Elementary: Coursebook Новинка

New Language Leader: Elementary: Coursebook

New Language Leader takes an intelligent approach to building the confidence and skills students need to succeed in academic study and use English in a globalised world. Meet the Expert authentic video interviews with leading professionals and academics bring topics to life and stretch students' ability to understand real English. Study Skills videos develop communication and collaboration skills, setting students up for future success.
Christine M. Piotrowski Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers Christine M. Piotrowski Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers Новинка

Christine M. Piotrowski Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers

The essential guide to decision making and problem solving for the interior designer The interior design profession requires effective problem solving and critical thinking, as they impact all phases of the design project and most work activities of the interior designer. Whether you are a student or professional designer, much of what you do involves these skills. Although most of us do not even think about what we do in terms of these activities, they are a constant part of design. They are also skills that must be performed successfully outside a professional career. Improving these skills makes you a more sought-after employee and designer, effective business owner, and fulfilled individual. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers will put the reader on the correct path to a solutions-oriented practice. Using her trademark accessible and conversational approach, Christine Piotrowski guides readers through the process of how the working designer solves problems and makes decisions. Some of the topics she discusses are: Design process Communication Asking questions Problem definition and analysis Decision-making process Negotiation Working with others Ethical decision making This book also features real-life scenarios and design problems that guide the reader toward making correct decisions in real-life situations.
Eric Hehman Success and Succession. Unlocking Value, Power, and Potential in the Professional Services and Advisory Space Eric Hehman Success and Succession. Unlocking Value, Power, and Potential in the Professional Services and Advisory Space Новинка

Eric Hehman Success and Succession. Unlocking Value, Power, and Potential in the Professional Services and Advisory Space

An insightful look at leadership transition from the successor's perspective Success and Succession examines the leadership transition process from the successor's point of view, and outlines the considerations and strategies that lead to a better future for the business. With a focus on practical planning and execution, this insightful guide provides insight into the strategies that smooth the transition and help the new leadership make better business decisions. You'll learn when and how to start planning, who you need on your team, and the obstacles you should anticipate along the way. You'll learn to navigate the uncertainty the process entails, and how to identify opportunities for reciprocal understanding and adopt workable approaches for successful resolution of a multitude of transition issues. Interviews with those at various stages of transition highlight the real-world application of these ideas, and give you an inside look at what worked, what didn't, and what they wish they had thought of. The transition of leadership in an independent, non-public professional service business can be emotional and difficult for everyone. This book gives you a framework for smoothing the process and driving the best possible future of the business. Consider the complexities of succession and transition Balance conflicting dynamics of outgoing and incoming leadership Plan for operational, financial, and emotional obstacles Develop and execute a winning strategy for long term success The transition from founder to successor is far from an academic exercise, and is not linear. Answers are hard to find, and the ebb and flow of the process requires patience, creativity, and willingness to try again. Success and Succession provides a unique strategy for success, from the perspective of incoming leadership.
Alan Weiss Getting Started in Consulting Alan Weiss Getting Started in Consulting Новинка

Alan Weiss Getting Started in Consulting

A new revision of the successful guidebook for novice consultants Getting Started in Consulting, Second Edition provides practical solutions and proven strategies for launching a consulting business. Readers will learn how low overhead and a high degree of organization can translate into a six-figure income working from a home office. The book also offers key information on how to finance a consulting practice, how to write proposals, how to set up billing and bookkeeping, and more. A new chapter also explains how to get started quickly for those who can't wait to generate cash flow or those who have a cash reserve they are immediately willing to commit. Alan Weiss (East Greenwich, RI) has consulted with hundreds of organizations around the world, including Mercedes-Benz, Hewlett-Packard, Merck, and the Times Mirror Group. He lectures widely and is the author of 12 books.
Market Leader: Extra Upper Intermediate (+ DVD-ROM) Market Leader: Extra Upper Intermediate (+ DVD-ROM) Новинка

Market Leader: Extra Upper Intermediate (+ DVD-ROM)

Student Course Book • Authentic texts from the Financial Times and other sources develop reading skills and provide essential business vocabulary. • Interviews with business people and experts develop listening skills, such as prediction, listening for specific information and note taking. • Language Work develops students’ awareness of common problem areas and introduces grammatical concepts. • 16 pages of business skills in each level: negotiating, presentation, writing emails, telephoning and teleconferencing, small talk, meetings and interviews. • Open discussion exercises for groups and pairs. • Skills section for teaching career-related skills. • Useful Language Box provides phrases for role play situations in the workplace. • Case study discussions on the unit topic (with commentaries on the DVD-ROM). • Working Across Cultures develops cultural awareness and skills. • Four revisions units in each Course Book. DVD-ROM • All 12 interviews from the Course Book, with optional subtitles, expose students to natural, authentic speech. • Self-study practice activities allow students to revisit problem areas and reinforce classwork. • Activities provide language-recycling opportunities with instant, personalised feedback. • iGlossary - a digital mini-dictionary that provides definitions and pronunciations of all the key words listed in the Course Book. • Audio for business skills lessons.
Market Leader: Extra Elementary Coursebook (+DVD-ROM) Market Leader: Extra Elementary Coursebook (+DVD-ROM) Новинка

Market Leader: Extra Elementary Coursebook (+DVD-ROM)

Student Course Book • Authentic texts from the Financial Times and other sources develop reading skills and provide essential business vocabulary. • Interviews with business people and experts develop listening skills, such as prediction, listening for specific information and note taking. • Language Work develops students’ awareness of common problem areas and introduces grammatical concepts. • 16 pages of business skills in each level: negotiating, presentation, writing emails, telephoning and teleconferencing, small talk, meetings and interviews. • Open discussion exercises for groups and pairs. • Skills section for teaching career-related skills. • Useful Language Box provides phrases for role play situations in the workplace. • Case study discussions on the unit topic (with commentaries on the DVD-ROM). • Working Across Cultures develops cultural awareness and skills. • Four revisions units in each Course Book. DVD-ROM • All 12 interviews from the Course Book, with optional subtitles, expose students to natural, authentic speech. • Self-study practice activities allow students to revisit problem areas and reinforce classwork. • Activities provide language-recycling opportunities with instant, personalised feedback. • iGlossary - a digital mini-dictionary that provides definitions and pronunciations of all the key words listed in the Course Book. • Audio for business skills lessons.
Nikhil Abraham Getting a Coding Job For Dummies Nikhil Abraham Getting a Coding Job For Dummies Новинка

Nikhil Abraham Getting a Coding Job For Dummies

Your friendly guide to getting a job in coding Getting a Coding Job For Dummies explains how a coder works in (or out of) an organization, the key skills any job requires, the basics of the technologies a coding pro will encounter, and how to find formal or informal ways to build your skills. Plus, it paints a picture of the world a coder lives in, outlines how to build a resume to land a coding job, and so much more. Coding is one of the most in-demand skills in today's job market, yet there seems to be an ongoing deficit of candidates qualified to take these jobs. Getting a Coding Job For Dummies provides a road map for students, post-grads, career switchers, and anyone else interested in starting a career in coding. Inside this friendly guide, you'll find the steps needed to learn the hard and soft skills of coding—and the world of programming at large. Along the way, you'll set a clear career path based on your goals and discover the resources that can best help you build your coding skills to make you a suitable job candidate. Covers the breadth of job opportunities as a coder Includes tips on educational resources for coders and ways to build a positive reputation Shows you how to research potential employers and impress interviewers Offers access to online video, articles, and sample resume templates If you're interested in pursuing a job in coding, but don't know the best way to get there, Getting a Coding Job For Dummies is your compass!
Market Leader 3rd Edition Extra Intermediate Coursebook+DVD-ROM Market Leader 3rd Edition Extra Intermediate Coursebook+DVD-ROM Новинка

Market Leader 3rd Edition Extra Intermediate Coursebook+DVD-ROM

Student Course Book• Authentic texts from the Financial Times and other sources develop reading skills and provide essential business vocabulary.• Interviews with business people and experts develop listening skills, such as prediction, listening for specific information and note taking.• Language Work develops students’ awareness of common problem areas and introduces grammatical concepts.• 16 pages of business skills in each level: negotiating, presentation, writing emails, telephoning and teleconferencing, small talk, meetings and interviews.• Open discussion exercises for groups and pairs.• Skills section for teaching career-related skills.• Useful Language Box provides phrases for role play situations in the workplace.• Case study discussions on the unit topic (with commentaries on the DVD-ROM).• Working Across Cultures develops cultural awareness and skills.• Four revisions units in each Course Book. DVD-ROM• All 12 interviews from the Course Book, with optional subtitles, expose students to natural, authentic speech.• Self-study practice activities allow students to revisit problem areas and reinforce classwork.• Activities provide language-recycling opportunities with instant, personalised feedback. • iGlossary - a digital mini-dictionary that provides definitions and pronunciations of all the key words listed in the Course Book.• Audio for business skills lessons.
Tracy Barr Living the Country Lifestyle All-In-One For Dummies Tracy Barr Living the Country Lifestyle All-In-One For Dummies Новинка

Tracy Barr Living the Country Lifestyle All-In-One For Dummies

Living the Country Lifestyle All-in-One For Dummies features six books in one, including: Country Cooking (cast-iron cooking, canning, pickling, and outdoor cooking, among other topics) Traditional Crafts (sheering animals and producing wool, knitting, hand sewing, patchwork and quilting, candle making) Kitchen Gardening (growing and caring for vegetables, herbs, and fruit) Outdoor Skills (camp skills, fishing, navigation, outdoor family fun) Raising Farm Animals (buying, housing, and raising animals, beekeeping) Natural Health (herbal remedies, an encyclopedia of herbs, and healing foods)
Cost Management: Measuring, Monitoring, and Motivating Performance Cost Management: Measuring, Monitoring, and Motivating Performance Новинка

Cost Management: Measuring, Monitoring, and Motivating Performance

Cost Management" was written in response to changes in the global business environment. Unbridled access to information and intense competition has meant that cost accounting has become an increasingly important tool for managers and accountants alike. Most textbooks focus on content knowledge and then expect students to 'magically' demonstrate skills such as decision-making and critical thinking. "Cost Management" better prepares students for professional success by bridging the gaps between Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. Many students fail to recognize the assumptions, limitations, behavioral implications and qualitative factors that influence managerial decision-making. The dynamic, new author team focuses on cost accounting methods, techniques and the quality of cost accounting information used for decision-making to deliver a thoroughly modern treatment of cost accounting topics.
Market Leader 3rd Edition Extra Advanced Course Book + DVD-ROM Market Leader 3rd Edition Extra Advanced Course Book + DVD-ROM Новинка

Market Leader 3rd Edition Extra Advanced Course Book + DVD-ROM

Student Course Book• Authentic texts from the Financial Times and other sources develop reading skills and provide essential business vocabulary.• Interviews with business people and experts develop listening skills, such as prediction, listening for specific information and note taking.• Language Work develops students’ awareness of common problem areas and introduces grammatical concepts.• 16 pages of business skills in each level: negotiating, presentation, writing emails, telephoning and teleconferencing, small talk, meetings and interviews.• Open discussion exercises for groups and pairs.• Skills section for teaching career-related skills.• Useful Language Box provides phrases for role play situations in the workplace.• Case study discussions on the unit topic (with commentaries on the DVD-ROM).• Working Across Cultures develops cultural awareness and skills.• Four revisions units in each Course Book. DVD-ROM• All 12 interviews from the Course Book, with optional subtitles, expose students to natural, authentic speech.• Self-study practice activities allow students to revisit problem areas and reinforce classwork.• Activities provide language-recycling opportunities with instant, personalised feedback. • iGlossary - a digital mini-dictionary that provides definitions and pronunciations of all the key words listed in the Course Book.• Audio for business skills lessons.
Market Leader 3rd Edition Pre-Intermediate Extra Coursebook+DVD-ROM Market Leader 3rd Edition Pre-Intermediate Extra Coursebook+DVD-ROM Новинка

Market Leader 3rd Edition Pre-Intermediate Extra Coursebook+DVD-ROM

Student Course Book• Authentic texts from the Financial Times and other sources develop reading skills and provide essential business vocabulary.• Interviews with business people and experts develop listening skills, such as prediction, listening for specific information and note taking.• Language Work develops students’ awareness of common problem areas and introduces grammatical concepts.• 16 pages of business skills in each level: negotiating, presentation, writing emails, telephoning and teleconferencing, small talk, meetings and interviews.• Open discussion exercises for groups and pairs.• Skills section for teaching career-related skills.• Useful Language Box provides phrases for role play situations in the workplace.• Case study discussions on the unit topic (with commentaries on the DVD-ROM).• Working Across Cultures develops cultural awareness and skills.• Four revisions units in each Course Book. DVD-ROM• All 12 interviews from the Course Book, with optional subtitles, expose students to natural, authentic speech.• Self-study practice activities allow students to revisit problem areas and reinforce classwork.• Activities provide language-recycling opportunities with instant, personalised feedback. • iGlossary - a digital mini-dictionary that provides definitions and pronunciations of all the key words listed in the Course Book.• Audio for business skills lessons.
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Rivers Jennifer S. Natural Disasters in a Global Environment

Natural Disasters in a Global Environment is a transnational, global and environmental history of natural and man-made disasters. Detailed case studies of past and present events are presented in a historical narrative, making use of the most recent scholarship. Examines a range of disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, landslides, hurricanes, famines, and more Highlights the role of science in studying natural disasters and describes the mechanisms responsible for them Features a range of case studies which can be used in conjunction with one another or as standalone examples Covers scientific material in a lucid and accessible style suited to undergraduate students or those outside of scientific disciplines Traces the transition of our understanding of disasters, from religious and superstitious explanations to contemporary scientific accounts
Skills for Study: Level 1: Student's Book with Downloadable Audio Skills for Study: Level 1: Student's Book with Downloadable Audio Новинка

Skills for Study: Level 1: Student's Book with Downloadable Audio

Skills and Language for Study is a three-level course (B1+ to C1) in academic skills and language aimed at students preparing for university-level studies in English. Academic skills and language are both introduced and explored through lectures and authentic academic texts in two complementary books per level. The core Skills for Study book focuses on the academic skills required to function effectively in a university environment whereas Language for Study explores the academic language needed to practise those skills. Skills for Study Level 1 (B1+ to B2) provides students with skills such as understanding lectures, analysis of texts, selecting the best sources from libraries, referencing and structuring presentations. Complete course audio material is downloadable from www.cambridge.org/elt/forstudy
Russell Linden M. Leading Across Boundaries. Creating Collaborative Agencies in a Networked World Russell Linden M. Leading Across Boundaries. Creating Collaborative Agencies in a Networked World Новинка

Russell Linden M. Leading Across Boundaries. Creating Collaborative Agencies in a Networked World

Praise for Leading Across Boundaries «Leading Across Boundaries is a terrific resource for nonprofit leaders. It is filled with great stories of collaboration, and also with the how-to's to make them work!» –Arlene Kaukus, former president, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, and a nonprofit consultant «Linden illustrates the importance of collaboration, but drives further into issues of networks to teach us valuable lessons about core interests, trust, leadership, and success. This book is a very valuable and timely resource for practitioners who seek to produce more value from effective collaboration.» –Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and author, The Power of Social Innovation «Linden provides a fresh, practitioner-oriented perspective on the topic of collaboration–especially for those in the public and nonprofit sectors wanting to benefit from Web 2.0 and social-networking technologies. It's a gem of a book and a terrific road map for leading change.» –Warren Master, president and editor-in-chief, The Public Manager «Linden uses fabulous examples to illustrate the essential ideas for collaboration and for effective leadership. His discussions of political acumen and the interpersonal side of collaboration are especially enlightening. I've been a manager for a long time, and wish I'd read this book earlier in my career!» –Ellen Switkes, assistant vice president emeritus, academic advancement, office of the president, University of California «Trust, transparency, and relationships are keys to successful collaboration. Linden takes these concepts and more and constructs a masterful lesson plan for us to follow.» –Tim Longo, police chief, Charlottesville, Virginia «…an invaluable contribution to anyone charged with shaping organizations, big and small.»–Don Kettl, author, The Next Government of the United States Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
30 Days to Better English 30 Days to Better English Новинка

30 Days to Better English

Norman Lewis was born in 1912 in Brooklyn, New York, and died in 2006 in Whittier, California. He was an author, grammarian, lexicographer, and etymologist, and a leading authority on English-language skills. In addition to Word Power Made Easy, his many bestselling books include 30 Days to Better English, 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary, and several revised editions of Roget's Thesaurus.
Ancella Livers Leading in Black and White. Working Across the Racial Divide in Corporate America Ancella Livers Leading in Black and White. Working Across the Racial Divide in Corporate America Новинка

Ancella Livers Leading in Black and White. Working Across the Racial Divide in Corporate America

Many blacks in the workplace face a set of dynamics unique to being African American in a traditionally white, male-dominated world. In this landmark book, authors Ancella Livers and Keith Caver– co-facilitators of the Center for Creative Leadership's African-American Leadership Program for the past five years– explain how the leadership experience for blacks is radically different from the experiences of their white colleagues. These differences, of which most white managers are unaware, can lead to miscues and distortions in communication and ultimately get in the way of effective performance and optimal productivity for organizations. In Leading in Black and White, the authors not only clearly explain how things go wrong, they also provide sensible solutions for both the white manager and the black manager on how to make them right.
Erika Andersen Leading So People Will Follow Erika Andersen Leading So People Will Follow Новинка

Erika Andersen Leading So People Will Follow

A unique take on leadership from a popular Forbes blogger and nationally-known leadership coach Leading So People Will Follow explores the six leadership characteristics that inspire followers to fully support their leaders. Using Erika Andersen’s proven framework, new leaders and veterans alike have increased their capacity for leading in a way that creates loyalty, commitment and results. Step by step, Andersen lays out six key attributes (far-sightedness, passion, courage, wisdom, generosity, and trustworthiness) and gives leaders the tools for developing them. This innovative book offers a practical guide for building the skills to become a truly 'followable' leader. Filled with examples from forward-thinking organizations such as Apple, NBC Universal, Union Square Hospitality Group, and MTV Networks Maps out the six attributes of leadership Includes a free online Followable Leader assessment Author Erika Andersen is one of Forbes' most popular bloggers and coaches some of the most successful leaders in America Using self-assessments, real-world examples, and concrete tools, Leading So People Will Follow helps build timeless core skills that work for leaders in any field.
Todd Palamar Mastering Autodesk Maya 2014. Autodesk Official Press Todd Palamar Mastering Autodesk Maya 2014. Autodesk Official Press Новинка

Todd Palamar Mastering Autodesk Maya 2014. Autodesk Official Press

Hands-on intermediate-to-advanced coverage of the leading 3D software Autodesk Maya is the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, visual effects, games, and other genres. If you already know the basics of Maya and are ready to elevate your skills, then this book is for you. Nearly 1,000 pages are packed with organized, professional, and valuable insight on the leading 3D application on the market, enabling you to unlock the software's more complex features. Ideal as both a tutorial and study guide for the Autodesk Maya exam, this Autodesk Official Press book gets you up to speed on Maya's latest features and expands your skills with advanced instruction on cloth, fur, and fluids. Features challenging tutorials and real-world scenarios from some of the leading professionals in the industry Provides you with valuable insight into the entire CG production pipeline Covers the very latest Maya 2014 tools and features, including updates to dynamics, Maya muscle, stereo cameras, assets, rendering with mental ray, and more Helps you gain proficiency in high-level techniques for film, television, game development, and more If you've been looking for a complete, professional quality Maya resource to turn to again and again, look no further than Mastering Autodesk Maya 2104.
Vansieleghem Nancy Philosophy for Children in Transition. Problems and Prospects Vansieleghem Nancy Philosophy for Children in Transition. Problems and Prospects Новинка

Vansieleghem Nancy Philosophy for Children in Transition. Problems and Prospects

Philosophy for Children in Transition presents a diverse collection of perspectives on the worldwide educational movement of philosophy for children. Educators and philosophers establish the relationship between philosophy and the child, and clarify the significance of that relationship for teaching and learning today. The papers present a diverse range of perspectives, problems and tentative prospects concerning the theory and practice of Philosophy for Children today The collection familiarises an actual educational practice that is steadily gaining importance in the field of academic philosophy Opens up discussion on the notion of the relationship between philosophy and the child
Evgeniy Goryushkin Databases in DMS of Microsoft Access: methodical handbook on computer science Evgeniy Goryushkin Databases in DMS of Microsoft Access: methodical handbook on computer science Новинка

Evgeniy Goryushkin Databases in DMS of Microsoft Access: methodical handbook on computer science

The educational and methodical manual is a complex set of tasks for the development of databases, as well as a set of tasks for independent work and control questions. There are tasks which are provided for work in the program MS Access, and included in the package of application programs Microsoft Office 2010. The development contains both theoretical and practical parts. This publication is recommended for the teacher for effective formation of both theoretical knowledge and practical skills of students of the international faculty of various specialties. It will be also useful for students who are starting to study this program for the first time and wish to increase and consolidate their level of knowledge and skills in the field of database development.

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Business Professionals, to be Truly Effective and Advance in their Careers, Must Master their People-Centric Skills. People-Centric Skills: Interpersonal and Communication Skills for Auditors and Business Professionals is a comprehensive guide to the «soft skills» that make technical professionals more effective. People-Centric Skills aim to improve all aspects of personal interactions, relationship development, and communication. These skills are as essential to success as are technical capabilities. This is the story of a leading internal audit department taking that next step to becoming a world-class audit organization in a fictional company. The foundation of that next step is developing their People-Centric Skills. The book demonstrates the impact that interpersonal and communication skills – whether good or bad – have on an auditor's effectiveness, job, and career. Readers will be able to empathize with the characters, and relate to the real-life situations in which they find themselves. Each chapter features a summary of key People-Centric points and guidelines that will help readers apply what they've learned to their own projects and departments. In a 2013 study sponsored by the Institute of Internal Auditors («IIA»), the seven key attribute areas identified to be a successful auditor include relationship building, partnering, communications, teamwork, diversity, continuous learning and integrity. Unfortunately, most professionals never obtain these skills as part of their college degrees, certifications and other ongoing training. They are left to their own devices when it comes to developing these talents. The book follows an easy-to-read fictional narrative to highlight areas for improvement, and uses common scenarios to illustrate how to apply the lessons. People-Centric Skills: Interpersonal and Communication Skills for Auditors and Business Professionals focuses on many of these critical attributes. Topics include: Conflict Management Coaching and Mentoring Building an Effective Team and Team Dynamics Team Leadership Partnering and Relationship Building Effective Meeting Practices Brainstorming and Multivoting Assessing Corporate Culture Active Listening Non-verbal Communications Consensus Building These skills apply not only to internal auditors but also transfer across a broad range of business professions and industries, and from professional to personal life. They open doors, establish effective relationships, improve effectiveness, and can turn a «no» into a «yes.» They are the true differentiator in advancing a career. For an auditor to be truly effective, great people skills are one of the most important tools in the box. People-Centric Skills: Interpersonal and Communication Skills for Auditors and Business Professionals is a straightforward guide to getting along, getting what you want in a constructive manner, and becoming a world-class professional.
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