Drive by Daniel H. Pink

Drive
  • Title : Drive
  • Author : Daniel H. Pink
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 9781101524381
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The New York Times bestseller that gives readers a paradigm-shattering new way to think about motivation from the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.


To Sell is Human by Daniel H Pink

To Sell is Human
  • Title : To Sell is Human
  • Author : Daniel H Pink
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • ISBN Code : 0857867199
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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We're all in Sales now Parents sell their kids on going to bed. Spouses sell their partners on mowing the lawn. We sell our bosses on giving us more money and more time off. And in astonishing numbers we go online to sell ourselves on Facebook, Twitter and Match.com profiles. Relying on science, analysis and his trademark clarity of thought, Pink shows that sales isn't what it used to be. Then he provides a set of tools, tips, and exercises for succeeding on this new terrain - including six new ways to pitch your idea, three ways to understand another's perspective, five frames that can make your message clearer, and much more.


When by Daniel H Pink

When
  • Title : When
  • Author : Daniel H Pink
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1925410501
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Daniel H. Pink, the bestselling author of Drive and To Sell is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don’t know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of ‘when’ decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it’s often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers or get married? In When, Pink distils cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesises them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistable stories and practical takeaways that gives readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives. Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books—including three long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell Is Human. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. He lives in Washington DC with his wife and their three children. ‘Pink’s fourth book should be compulsory reading for bosses, educators, and schedulers, for policymakers, company executives, and performers, but there is plenty in this fascinating book that the average person will find applicable to their lives. This is a quick read that rewards time spent with some excellent insights.’ BookMooch ‘‘He [Pink] offers practical advice in the form of “life hacks,” which feel modern, relevant and timely...Pink’s engaging prose and useful advice make for some entertaining and engaging reading. This is one highly readable volume about a fascinating topic that affects us all in a multitude of different ways.’ AU Review


A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink

A Whole New Mind
  • Title : A Whole New Mind
  • Author : Daniel H. Pink
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101157909
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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New York Times Bestseller An exciting--and encouraging--exploration of creativity from the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't. Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.


Can't Not Do by Paul Shoemaker

Can't Not Do
  • Title : Can't Not Do
  • Author : Paul Shoemaker
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119131596
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With so many social challenges facing our world, trying to effect change feels daunting. The problems are complex, the politics murky, and the players innumerable. Yet, every day there are regular heroes making a significant impact on our most intractable social issues. “Can’t Not Do” is a catchphrase for the urge that captures the heart of effective social change agents—explaining, in their own words, their passion and drive: “I can’t not do this.” “It’s not that I can do this, it’s that I can’t not.” “I could not imagine not doing something about this issue.” The surprising truth from the trenches is: we already have numerous proven solutions for our many social challenges; what our world needs most, and what most changes our children’s future, are more people prepared and committed to act on their social impulses for the long haul. Innovation helps. Money helps, too. But greater numbers of committed people help the most. If you feel an internal, persistent call to do more for the world, Can’t Not Do will help you to bridge the gap between “wanting to do” and “doing”—to access the drive of an effective change agent, to break through self-imposed barriers, to learn key principles for success, and to start seeing yourself acting as a change agent. There is no “secret sauce” someone is born with and no special club needed to be successful at social change. Rather, successful change agents share some fundamental orientations to the world and to their committed cause and, over time, learn certain lessons that help them become more effective. These lessons are reflected in Can’t Not Do in seven seemingly simple questions that provide guideposts and unlock the reader’s potential to make a difference for a social cause they care about. This isn’t a self-help book. It’s an inspiring narrative intertwined with a “street-readiness” dialogue, between the author and you, between you and your inner aspirations. These are authentic success stories, vital questions, and unconventional answers that can guide and inspire you to realize your greatest potential.


The Adventures of Johnny Bunko by Daniel H. Pink

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko
  • Title : The Adventures of Johnny Bunko
  • Author : Daniel H. Pink
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 9781594482915
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An innovative career handbook in manga form demonstrates the six core principles of finding, keeping, and achieving success in satisfying work through the fable of Johnny Bunko, a young college graduate who lands his first job in the parachute company Boggs Corp. Original.


What Works by Hamish McRae

What Works
  • Title : What Works
  • Author : Hamish McRae
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780007287055
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Managing for Happiness by Jurgen Appelo

Managing for Happiness
  • Title : Managing for Happiness
  • Author : Jurgen Appelo
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119268680
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A practical handbook for making management great again Managing for Happiness offers a complete set of practices for more effective management that makes work fun. Work and fun are not polar opposites; they're two sides of the same coin, and making the workplace a pleasant place to be keeps employees motivated and keeps customers coming back for more. It's not about gimmicks or 'perks' that disrupt productivity; it's about finding the passion that drives your business, and making it contagious. This book provides tools, games, and practices that put joy into work, with practical, real-world guidance for empowering workers and delighting customers. These aren't break time exploits or downtime amusements—they're real solutions for common management problems. Define roles and responsibilities, create meaningful team metrics, and replace performance appraisals with something more useful. An organization's culture rests on the back of management, and this book shows you how to create change for the better. Somewhere along the line, people collectively started thinking that work is work and fun is something you do on the weekends. This book shows you how to transform your organization into a place with enthusiastic Monday mornings. Redefine job titles and career paths Motivate workers and measure team performance Change your organization's culture Make management—and work—fun again Modern organizations expect everyone to be servant leaders and systems thinkers, but nobody explains how. To survive in the 21st century, companies need to dig past the obvious and find what works. What keeps top talent? What inspires customer loyalty? The answer is great management, which inspires great employees, who then provide a great customer experience. Managing for Happiness is a practical handbook for achieving organizational greatness.


Boost! by Michael Bar-Eli

Boost!
  • Title : Boost!
  • Author : Michael Bar-Eli
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190661739
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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To perform better in any situation - in your career, hobbies, relationships, or in any facet of your life - it is critical to develop psychological skills, which, just like physical abilities, can be taught, learned, and practiced. Both as individuals and as groups, we can tone these psychological skills and use them to heighten awareness, foster talents and technical abilities, and reach peak performance. Mental preparedness and psychological awareness are the keys to thriving in any environment. Few understand the importance of psychological skills better than the internationally recognized professor Michael Bar-Eli. As both a sports and organizational psychologist for more than 35 years, Bar-Eli has not only researched the science of performance but has also worked directly with elite athletes, coaches, and teams to help them improve their success on the court or field. Boost! takes the lessons he's learned from sports psychology and translates them for leaders and managers at any stage in their career. With prescriptive advice, Bar-Eli illustrates how anyone can apply these lessons to better support and inspire co-workers and employees and create a sustainable, successful working environment and business. Boost! breaks down the complex behavioral science of getting ahead. Through original scientific research, unique case studies, and anecdotes from the world of sports and beyond, Bar-Eli explains the psychological underpinnings of human behavior and how we can harness this knowledge to perform at our highest levels, succeeding in our careers and personal lives.


Free Agent Nation by Daniel H. Pink

Free Agent Nation
  • Title : Free Agent Nation
  • Author : Daniel H. Pink
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0759522316
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Widely acclaimed for its engaging style and provocative perspective, this book has helped thousands transform their working lives -- Now including a 30-page resource guide that explains the basics of working for oneself. It's about fulfillment. A revolution is sweeping America. On its front lines are people fed up with unfulfilling jobs, dysfunctional workplaces, and dead-end careers. Meet today's new economic icon: the free agent-men and women who are working for themselves. And meet your future. It's about freedom. Free agents are the marketing consultant down the street, the home-based "mompreneur," the footloose technology contractor. Already 30 million strong, these 21st-century pioneers are creating lives with more meaning-and often more money. Free Agent Nation is your ticket to this world. It's about time. Now, you can discover: The kind of free agent you can be-"soloist," "temp," or "microbusiness"-and how to launch your new career. How to get the perks you once received from your boss: health insurance, office space, training, workplace togetherness, even water cooler gossip. Why the free agent economy is increasingly a woman's world-and how women are flourishing in it. The transformation of retirement-how older workers are creating successful new businesses (and whole new lives) through the Internet.


Overwhelmed by Brigid Schulte

Overwhelmed
  • Title : Overwhelmed
  • Author : Brigid Schulte
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1408826690
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In her attempts to juggle work and family life, Brigid Schulte has baked cakes until 2 a.m., frantically (but surreptitiously) sent important emails during school trips and then worked long into the night after her children were in bed. Realising she had become someone who constantly burst in late, trailing shoes and schoolbooks and biscuit crumbs, she began to question, like so many of us, whether it is possible to be anything you want to be, have a family and still have time to breathe. So when Schulte met an eminent sociologist who studies time and he told her she enjoyed thirty hours of leisure each week, she thought her head was going to pop off. What followed was a trip down the rabbit hole of busy-ness, a journey to discover why so many of us ?nd it near-impossible to press the 'pause' button on life and what got us here in the ?rst place. Overwhelmed maps the individual, historical, biological and societal stresses that have ripped working mothers' and fathers' leisure to shreds, and asks how it might be possible for us to put the pieces back together. Seeking insights, answers and inspiration, Schulte explores everything from the wiring of the brain and why workplaces are becoming increasingly demanding, to worldwide differences in family policy, how cultural norms shape our experiences at work, our unequal division of labour at home and why it's so hard for everyone – but women especially – to feel they deserve an elusive moment of peace.


Rule Makers, Rule Breakers by Michele Gelfand

Rule Makers, Rule Breakers
  • Title : Rule Makers, Rule Breakers
  • Author : Michele Gelfand
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • ISBN Code : 1501152947
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A celebrated social psychologist offers a radical new perspective on cultural differences that reveals why some countries, cultures, and individuals take rules more seriously and how following the rules influences the way we think and act. In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers, Michele Gelfand, “an engaging writer with intellectual range” (The New York Times Book Review), takes us on an epic journey through human cultures, offering a startling new view of the world and ourselves. With a mix of brilliantly conceived studies and surprising on-the-ground discoveries, she shows that much of the diversity in the way we think and act derives from a key difference—how tightly or loosely we adhere to social norms. Just as DNA affects everything from eye color to height, our tight-loose social coding influences much of what we do. Why are clocks in Germany so accurate while those in Brazil are frequently wrong? Why do New Zealand’s women have the highest number of sexual partners? Why are red and blue states really so divided? Why was the Daimler-Chrysler merger ill-fated from the start? Why is the driver of a Jaguar more likely to run a red light than the driver of a plumber’s van? Why does one spouse prize running a tight ship while the other refuses to sweat the small stuff? In search of a common answer, Gelfand spent two decades conducting research in more than fifty countries. Across all age groups, family variations, social classes, businesses, states, and nationalities, she has identified a primal pattern that can trigger cooperation or conflict. Her fascinating conclusion: behavior is highly influenced by the perception of threat. “A useful and engaging take on human behavior” (Kirkus Reviews) with an approach that is consistently riveting, Rule Makers, Ruler Breakers thrusts many of the puzzling attitudes and actions we observe into sudden and surprising clarity.


Punished by Rewards: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition by Alfie Kohn

Punished by Rewards: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition
  • Title : Punished by Rewards: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition
  • Author : Alfie Kohn
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 9780547526157
  • Pages : 448
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Alfie Kohn’s landmark challenge to carrot-and-stick psychology, featuring updated reflections and research in a major new afterword by the author Our basic strategy for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summed up in six words: Do this and you’ll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in the same way that we train the family pet. Since its publication in 1993, this groundbreaking book has persuaded countless parents, teachers, and managers that attempts to manipulate people with incentives may seem to work in the short run, but they ultimately fail and even do lasting harm. Drawing from hundreds of studies, Kohn demonstrates that we actually do inferior work when we are enticed with money, grades, or other incentives—and are apt to lose interest in whatever we were bribed to do. Promising goodies to children for good behavior, meanwhile, can never produce anything more than temporary obedience. Even praise can become a verbal bribe that gets kids hooked on our approval. Rewards and punishments are two sides of the same coin—and the coin doesn’t buy much. What is needed, Kohn explains, is an alternative to both ways of controlling people. Hence, he offers practical strategies for parents, teachers, and managers to replace carrots and sticks. Seasoned with humor and familiar examples, Punished by Rewards presents an argument that is unsettling to hear but impossible to dismiss.


The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner

The Leadership Challenge
  • Title : The Leadership Challenge
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119278961
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Praise for The Leadership Challenge, Sixth Edition -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Introduction: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations -- What Leaders Do and What Constituents Expect -- Chapter 1: When Leaders Are at Their Best -- The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® -- The Five Practices Make a Difference -- The Ten Commitments of Exemplary Leadership -- Notes -- Chapter 2: Credibility Is the Foundation of Leadership -- What People Look for and Admire in Their Leaders -- Putting It All Together: Credibility Is the Foundation -- Notes -- Practice 1: Model the Way -- Chapter 3: Clarify Values -- Find Your Voice -- Affirm Shared Values -- Notes -- Chapter 4: Set the Example -- Live the Shared Values -- Teach Others to Model the Values -- Notes -- Practice 2: Inspire a Shared Vision -- Chapter 5: Envision the Future -- Imagine the Possibilities -- Find a Common Purpose -- Notes -- Chapter 6: Enlist Others -- Appeal to Common Ideals -- Animate the Vision -- Notes -- Practice 3: Challenge the Process -- Chapter 7: Search for Opportunities -- Seize the Initiative -- Exercise Outsight -- Notes -- Chapter 8: Experiment and Take Risks -- Generate Small Wins -- Learn from Experience -- Notes -- Practice 4: Enable Others to Act -- Chapter 9: Foster Collaboration -- Create a Climate of Trust -- Facilitate Relationships -- Notes -- Chapter 10: Strengthen Others -- Enhance Self-Determination -- Develop Competence and Confidence -- Notes -- Practice 5: Encourage the Heart -- Chapter 11: Recognize Contributions -- Expect the Best -- Personalize Recognition -- Notes -- Chapter 12: Celebrate the Values and Victories -- Create a Spirit of Community -- Be Personally Involved -- Notes -- Chapter 13: Leadership Is Everyone's Business -- Exemplary Leadership Is Local -- Exemplary Leadership Matters -- Learning Leadership Takes Practice


Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell

Failing Forward
  • Title : Failing Forward
  • Author : John C. Maxwell
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 1418578657
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The 60-Year Curriculum by Christopher J. Dede,John Richards

The 60-Year Curriculum
  • Title : The 60-Year Curriculum
  • Author : Christopher J. Dede,John Richards
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 9780367821272
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The 60-Year Curriculum explores models and strategies for lifelong learning in an era of profound economic disruption and reinvention. Over the next half-century, globalization, regional threats to sustainability, climate change, and technologies such as artificial intelligence and data mining will transform our education and workforce sectors. In turn, higher education must shift to offer every student life-wide opportunities for the continuous upskilling they will need to achieve decades of worthwhile employability. This cutting-edge book describes the evolution of new models--covering computer science, inclusive design, critical thinking, civics, and more--by which universities can increase learners' trajectories across multiple careers from mid-adolescence to retirement. Stakeholders in workforce development, curriculum and instructional design, lifelong learning, and higher and continuing education will find a unique synthesis offering valuable insights and actionable next steps.


Gigged by Sarah Kessler

Gigged
  • Title : Gigged
  • Author : Sarah Kessler
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1473537509
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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_______ ‘Excellent’ Martin Wolf, Financial Times Books of the Year ‘Essential’ Daniel Pink, author of Drive ‘Wonderful’ Martin Ford, author of The Rise of the Robots _______ PROFIT INNOVATION GREED WELCOME TO THE GIG ECONOMY Between Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts, freelance jobs are becoming an increasingly prominent part of our economy. GIGGED goes inside the Silicon Valley companies leading the way to this emerging ‘gig economy’. It tells the stories of the workers – from computer programmers to online comment moderators – who are getting by in a new wave of precarious, short-term employment. And it sketches out what tomorrow’s economy might look like: one where the fortunate get to work when they want, how they want, while the rest live lives of extraordinary hardship. It might just be the future of work for all of us. *Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award* Praise for GIGGED ‘Well researched and beautifully written . . . Essential reading for anyone who is interested in understanding the future of our economy and society.’ Ha-Joon Chang, author of 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism ‘Well crafted . . . a multitude of anecdotes supported by data and extensive reporting.’ Forbes ‘Kessler’s timely book explores the personal, corporate and societal stories behind a massive tech-driven shift away from permanent office-based employment.’ Books of the Month, Financial Times ‘Kessler illuminates a great divide: For people with desirable skills, the gig economy often permits a more engaging, entrepreneurial lifestyle; but for the unskilled who turn to such work out of necessity, it’s merely “the best of bad options”.’ Harvard Business Review ‘Sarah Kessler writes like a dream. If you want to know how work is changing and how you too must change to keep up, you must read this book.’ Dan Lyons, author of Disrupted


Make Their Day! by Cindy Ventrice

Make Their Day!
  • Title : Make Their Day!
  • Author : Cindy Ventrice
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1576756017
  • Pages : 220
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Companies spend billions of dollars on recognition programs each year. While recognition done right improves morale and productivity, most of the money spent is wasted because people in most organizations still don't feel recognized. Research shows employees often want something very different from the plaques and awards most companies rely on for recognizing employee contribution. In this thoroughly updated and expanded edition of Make Their Day, author Cindy Ventrice explores how managers need to adapt their recognition strategies to deal with global, virtual, and generational realities. Additions include chapters on workplace culture, fairness, and remote communication."--BOOK JACKET.


Moving from Models to Mindsets by John Reid

Moving from Models to Mindsets
  • Title : Moving from Models to Mindsets
  • Author : John Reid
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781544512730
  • Pages : 152
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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As sales manager, you want your people to perform at the peak of their abilities. Hiring outside organizations to train and motivate your team can be an expensive proposition. And most only provide outmoded,


A More Beautiful Question by Glenn Hughes

A More Beautiful Question
  • Title : A More Beautiful Question
  • Author : Glenn Hughes
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN Code : 0826219179
  • Pages : 168
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  • Language : English
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As more and more people in North America and Europe have distanced themselves from mainstream religious traditions over the past centuries, a “crisis of faith” has emerged and garnered much attention. But Glenn Hughes, author of A More Beautiful Question: The Spiritual in Poetry and Art, contends that despite the withering popularity of faith-based worldviews, our times do not evince a decline in spirituality. One need only consider the search for “alternative” religious symbolisms, as well as the growth of groups espousing fundamentalist religious viewpoints, to recognize that spiritual concerns remain a vibrant part of life in Western culture. Hughes offers the idea that the modern “crisis of faith” is not a matter of vanishing spiritual concerns and energy but rather of their disorientation, even as they remain pervasive forces in human affairs. And because art is the most effective medium for spiritually evocation, it is our most significant touchstone for examining this spiritual disorientation, just as it remains a primary source of inspiration for spiritual experience. A More Beautiful Question is concerned with how art, and especially poetry, functions as a vehicle of spiritual expression in today’s modern cultures. The book considers the meeting points of art, poetry, religion, and philosophy, in part through examining the treatments of consciousness, transcendence, and art in the writings of twentieth-century philosophers Eric Voegelin and Bernard Lonergan. A major portion of A More Beautiful Question is devoted to detailed “case studies” of three influential modern poets: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, and T. S. Eliot. In these and its other chapters, the book examines the human need for artistic symbols that evoke the mystery of transcendence, the ways in which poetry and art illuminate the spiritual meanings of freedom, and the benefits of an individual’s loving study of great literature and art. A More Beautiful Question has a distinctive aim—to clarify the spiritual functions of art and poetry in relation to contemporary confusion about transcendent reality—and it meets that goal in a manner accessible by the layperson as well as the scholar. By examining how the best art and poetry address our need for spiritual orientation, this book makes a valuable contribution to the philosophies of art, literature, and religion, and brings deserved attention to the significance of the “spiritual” in the study of these disciplines.


You're in Charge, Now What? by Thomas J. Neff,James M. Citrin

You're in Charge, Now What?
  • Title : You're in Charge, Now What?
  • Author : Thomas J. Neff,James M. Citrin
  • Publisher : Random House of Canada
  • ISBN Code : 9781400048663
  • Pages : 299
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Two career and business experts share their eight-point plan on how to succeed in a new job or project, offering helpful guidelines on leadership, decision-making skills, interpersonal relationships, and other key aspects of the corporate environment. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.


How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling by Frank Bettger

How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling
  • Title : How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling
  • Author : Frank Bettger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1439188637
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A business classic endorsed by Dale Carnegie, How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling is for anyone whose job it is to sell. Whether you are selling houses or mutual funds, advertisements or ideas—or anything else—this book is for you. When Frank Bettger was twenty-nine he was a failed insurance salesman. By the time he was forty he owned a country estate and could have retired. What are the selling secrets that turned Bettger’s life around from defeat to unparalleled success and fame as one of the highest paid salesmen in America? The answer is inside How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling. Bettger reveals his personal experiences and explains the foolproof principles that he developed and perfected. He shares instructive anecdotes and step-by-step guidelines on how to develop the style, spirit, and presence of a winning salesperson. No matter what you sell, you will be more efficient and profitable—and more valuable to your company—when you apply Bettger’s keen insights on: • The power of enthusiasm • How to conquer fear • The key word for turning a skeptical client into an enthusiastic buyer • The quickest way to win confidence • Seven golden rules for closing a sale


Influx by Daniel Suarez

Influx
  • Title : Influx
  • Author : Daniel Suarez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0451469445
  • Pages : 528
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Physicist Jon Grady and his team have discovered a device that can reflect gravity. But instead of Grady getting acclaim, his lab is locked down by a covert organization known as the Bureau of Technology Control. When Grady refuses to join the BTC, he's thrown into a nightmarish high-tech prison. Now Grady and his fellow prisoners must try to expose the secrets of an unimaginable enemy"--Page 4 of cover.


Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez

Kill Decision
  • Title : Kill Decision
  • Author : Daniel Suarez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0451417704
  • Pages : 495
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When her research is being used to run unmanned drones, Lindsey McKinney and Odin, a Special Ops soldier with an insight into the faceless enemy, must slow the advance long enough for the world to recognize its destructive power.


Blended by Michael B. Horn,Heather Staker

Blended
  • Title : Blended
  • Author : Michael B. Horn,Heather Staker
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 111941329X
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Blended is the practical field guide for implementing blended learning techniques in K-12 classrooms. A follow-up to the bestseller Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson, this hands-on guide expands upon the blended learning ideas presented in that book to provide practical implementation guidance for educators seeking to incorporate online learning with traditional classroom time. Readers will find a step-by-step framework upon which to build a more student-centered system, along with essential advice that provides the expertise necessary to build the next generation of K-12 learning environments. Leaders, teachers, and other stakeholders will gain valuable insight into the process of using online learning to the greatest benefit of students, while avoiding missteps and potential pitfalls."--Back cover.


Coconut Children, The by Vivian Pham

Coconut Children, The
  • Title : Coconut Children, The
  • Author : Vivian Pham
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • ISBN Code : 0143793837
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Life in a troubled neighbourhood demands too much too young. But Sonny wouldn't really know. Watching the world from her bedroom window, she exists only in second-hand romance novels and falls for any fast-food employee who happens to spare her a glance. Everything changes with the return of Vince, a boy who became a legend after he was hauled away in handcuffs at fourteen. Sonny and Vince used to be childhood friends. But with all that happened in-between, childhood seems so long ago. It will take two years of juvie, an inebriated grandmother and a porn stash for them to meet again. The Coconut Children is an urgent, moving and wise debut from a young and gifted storyteller.


Improving Instruction Through Supervision, Evaluation, and Professional Development by Michael DiPaola,Charles A. Wagner

Improving Instruction Through Supervision, Evaluation, and Professional Development
  • Title : Improving Instruction Through Supervision, Evaluation, and Professional Development
  • Author : Michael DiPaola,Charles A. Wagner
  • Publisher : IAP
  • ISBN Code : 1641131683
  • Pages : 417
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this second edition of Improving Instruction Through Supervision, Evaluation, and Professional Development we’ve maintained the conceptual framework while updating sections to provide the most recent research on instructional strategies that have the most promise of helping all students learn. Modifications of the law resulting from the reauthorization of the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act—Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (2015)—and their implication for practice are embedded throughout this new edition. Updated data collection tools for classroom observations are also provided. We included a link to a website that contains all the observation tools in electronic format so that observers can have the opportunity to collect data on a tablet or laptop, save the observation data as a PDF file and e-mail those data to the teacher observed. This new edition recognizes the reality that all principals are responsible for supervision, evaluation, and professional development of their teachers—tasks that are neither simple nor without conflict. The primary audience of this text is aspiring and practicing principals. We hope to help them understand both the theory and practice of supervision, evaluation, and professional development. However, observing instruction, collecting data for reflection, and having conversations about teaching, are not the sole provinces of principals. Master teachers, teacher leaders, and teacher colleagues can also benefit from the supervisory sections of the book, especially the chapters on high-quality instruction, improving instruction, and the classroom data collecting tools. The book provides numerous tools specifically designed to collect a variety of data in classrooms to improve instruction. Embedded in each chapter are exercises to apply Theory into Practice by responding to a set of questions posed by the key issues of the chapter. After the explication and illustration of the key concepts and principles of the chapter, actual Instructional Leadership Challenges as described by a successful practicing principal for reflection and analysis.


Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
  • Title : Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
  • Author : Danielle Evans
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101443472
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Introducing a new star of her generation, an electric debut story collection about mixed-race and African-American teenagers, women, and men struggling to find a place in their families and communities. When Danielle Evans's short story "Virgins" was published in The Paris Review in late 2007, it announced the arrival of a major new American short story writer. Written when she was only twenty-three, Evans's story of two black, blue-collar fifteen-year-old girls' flirtation with adulthood for one night was startling in its pitch-perfect examination of race, class, and the shifting terrain of adolescence. Now this debut short story collection delivers on the promise of that early story. In "Harvest," a college student's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront her own feelings of inadequacy in comparison to her white classmates. In "Jellyfish," a father's misguided attempt to rescue a gift for his grown daughter from an apartment collapse magnifies all he doesn't know about her. And in "Snakes," the mixed-race daughter of intellectuals recounts the disastrous summer she spent with her white grandmother and cousin, a summer that has unforeseen repercussions in the present. Striking in their emotional immediacy, the stories in Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self are based in a world where inequality is reality but where the insecurities of adolescence and young adulthood, and the tensions within family and the community, are sometimes the biggest complicating forces in one's sense of identity and the choices one makes.


Presentation Zen Design by Garr Reynolds

Presentation Zen Design
  • Title : Presentation Zen Design
  • Author : Garr Reynolds
  • Publisher : Peachpit Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780321669162
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In his internationally acclaimed, best-selling book Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, presentation master Garr Reynolds gave readers the framework for planning, putting together, and delivering successful presentations. Now, he takes us further into the design realm and shows how we can apply time-honored design principles to presentation layouts. Throughout Presentation Zen Design, Garr shares his lessons on designing effective presentations that contain text, graphs, color, images, and video. After establishing guidelines for each of the various elements, he explains how to achieve an overall harmony and balance using the tenets of Zen simplicity. Not only will you discover how to design your slides for more professional-looking presentations, you’ll learn to communicate more clearly and will accomplish the goal of making a stronger, more lasting connection with your audience.


The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

The Happiness Advantage
  • Title : The Happiness Advantage
  • Author : Shawn Achor
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1448112613
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Most people want to be successful in life. And of course, everyone wants to be happy. When it comes to the pursuit of success and happiness, most people assume the same formula: if you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, then you'll be happy. The only problem is that a decade of cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology has proven that this formula is backwards. Success does not beget happiness. Based on the largest study ever conducted on happiness and human potential (a survey conducted by the author of more than 1,600 students), Harvard lecturer Shawn Achor shares seven core principles of positive psychology that each one of us can use to improve our performance, grow our careers, and gain a competitive edge at work. He reveals how happiness actually fuels success and performance, not the other way around. Why? Because when we are happier and more positive we are more engaged, creative, resilient to stress, and productive. The Happiness Advantage will appeal to anyone who wants practical advice on how to become happier and also more successful.


Guide to Daniel H. Pink's Drive by Daniel H. Pink,Eureka

Guide to Daniel H. Pink's Drive
  • Title : Guide to Daniel H. Pink's Drive
  • Author : Daniel H. Pink,Eureka
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781545081280
  • Pages : 34
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to Daniel H. Pink's Drive Preview: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2011) is a book about human motivations. Many of the prevailing ideas about why humans make decisions and operate the way they do aren't true or, at least, they are incomplete. Businesses, schools, and organizations are stuck in outdated, unexamined beliefs about human motivation. These beliefs are rooted in the idea of extrinsic motivation-that people make decisions based on external rewards and punishments. But research in psychology shows that there is a significant discrepancy between what behavioral scientists know and what businesses do. Extrinsic motivation is not only ineffective, but in many situations it can actually be counterproductive and harmful... Inside this companion: -Overview of the book -Important People -Key Insights -Analysis of Key Insights


Permission to Screw Up by Kristen Hadeed

Permission to Screw Up
  • Title : Permission to Screw Up
  • Author : Kristen Hadeed
  • Publisher : Portfolio Trade
  • ISBN Code : 9780525533290
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How do you turn a part-time job into the best job someone's ever had? How do you get people to do the dirty work necessary to keep a business running--especially when the work is literally dirty-scrubbing toilets and mopping floors? Kristen Hadeed built a cleaning business called Student Maid that college students now clamor to join. But to say that her company's early years were a hot mess is an understatement. With no training or experience in managing a business, she had no idea how to encourage or inspire her team. And how do you get anyone-millennial or otherwise-excited to dust and vacuum? Her first year was a series of almost comic leadership mistakes, from extreme micromanagement to infuriating aloofness. When 75 percent of her team quit on the same day, Hadeed realized she had to change her leadership style if she wanted her business to survive. She set out to give her people a reason to come to work, apart from the paycheck. She figured out how to help them feel trusted, empowered, and valued. And before long her team, and her company, were thriving. If it weren't for the company's policy that requires students to move on when they graduate, many would have stuck around. Instead, they go off to start their own companies and take highly sought-after positions in organizations around the world as a result of their experience at Student Maid. This book follows Hadeed's journey and what she learned along the way, from leading by example, to the importance of mentorship, to fostering accountability, to showing compassion for mistakes. The book blends the exciting story of Student Maid's underdog success with insights that can inspire readers to become leaders in any environment. It proves that no matter how messy things get, we can always find opportunities to make them better. If it can happen in a cleaning company, what's possible for you?


Walking the Talk by Carolyn Taylor

Walking the Talk
  • Title : Walking the Talk
  • Author : Carolyn Taylor
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1473535859
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A new, fully revised edition. The culture of an organisation can mean the difference between success and failure. Leaders cast long shadows, and if you want to change the culture you have to walk the talk. This book shows you how. Walking the Talk covers everything from measuring corporate culture to changing people's behaviour (including your own) and describes in detail six archetypes of company culture: Achievement, Customer-Centric, One-Team, Innovative, People-First and Greater-Good. Packed with fascinating examples and case histories, and drawing extensively on Carolyn Taylor's twenty years' experience of building great cultures, it will give you the confidence to build a culture of success in your own organisation.


Talent Architects by Mandy Coalter

Talent Architects
  • Title : Talent Architects
  • Author : Mandy Coalter
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781911382935
  • Pages : 12
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Mandy Coalter draws on her extensive HR experience in the schools sector and beyond to support you to build a great place to work where everyone can excel in the interests of the children.


Persuasion by James Borg

Persuasion
  • Title : Persuasion
  • Author : James Borg
  • Publisher : Ft Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 235
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Persuade Anyone! Gain the ULTIMATE competitive advantage—at work and in life! Master the 7 ESSENTIAL SKILLS that win hearts and minds! Practical, easy, effective! We all know people who are incredibly persuasive. With effortless charm, they manage to somehow gain our trust, interest, and support, time and time again. Is it a gift they are born with? Is it all an illusion? No, it's the art of persuasion, and you can learn it too. Based on years of analyzing the behaviors and mind-sets of the most persuasive people around, Persuasion gives you the magic formula to master the power of persuasion—the ultimate way to achieve success in work and life. Introduction xv Chapter 1: The Power of Persuasion: How Empathy and Sincerity Work Wonders for You 1 Chapter 2: Being a Good Listener: Why Listening Is So Crucial 11 Chapter 3: Attention, Please: Keeping Attention Where You Want It 27 Chapter 4: Know Your Body Language: How to Read Nonverbal Signals from Others and Send Out the Right Ones 47 Chapter 5: Memory Magic: The Impact of Good Recall and Simple Tips to Improve Your Memory 71 Chapter 6: Make Words Work for You–The Power of Psycholinguistics: Success Can Depend on Saying the Right Thing at the Right Time 97 Chapter 7: Telephone Telepathy: Learn to Use the Telephone to Your Best Advantage and Read Situations Better 117 Chapter 8: Negotiating for Mutual Benefit: Understand the Psychology Involved to Achieve the Best Possible Result 147 Chapter 9: “Difficult” People (and Their Behavior): Who Are They? 177 Chapter 10: The Personality Spectrum: How to Identify Successfully and Deal with Different “Types” 191


Self-Motivated Kids by Damara Simmons

Self-Motivated Kids
  • Title : Self-Motivated Kids
  • Author : Damara Simmons
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781539917823
  • Pages : 156
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Tens of millions of parents have tried yelling, manipulating, threatening, bribing, nagging, and even harming their children; all in an attempt to motivate and make them comply. But you are tired of the battles and negative cycles that happen over and over. Deep down you sense there must be a better way. As Marshall Goldsmith says "I've learned how one tweak in the environment changes everything." Self-Motivated kids will show you how to make the tweaks in your home environment so your children listen and cooperate, all on their own. This book answers questions like: -Where does internal motivation come from? -What 3 psychological needs fuel self-motivation? -How can I meet these needs in my children so they listen and respond? -How can I create a home environment where my children have the energy for action? Chock-full of practical tips and solutions you can apply in your home today. Self-Motivated Kids combines action-based exercises, and real-world research from the author's personal experience as a mother and family life educator. Self-Motivated Kids will challenge you to think critically about parenting tactics that have passed on through the ages and dare greatly as you deliberately try a new approach to parenting. You can think of the book as your personal parenting guide you can refer to for honest and straightforward advice as you transform your home environment and enjoy parenting. In four parts Self-Motivated Kids will help you create an environment where your children listen and cooperate: -Part One, Motivation, helps you understand what motivation is, where it comes from, and unhealthy behaviors to avoid. -Part Two, Creating the Environment, walks you through the three psychological needs of connection, choice, and competence that fuel internal motivation in your children. -Part Three, The Magic Formula, focuses on how to communicate with your children so they can willingly cooperate with you. -Part Four, Where to Start?, is an actionable plan to implement what is taught so you can see positive results and behavior change today. What are people saying about Self-Motivated Kids? "A smart, practical book for moms and dads who care about their kids' intrinsic motivation." - Daniel H. Pink, New York Times Bestselling author of DRIVE and A WHOLE NEW MIND "This book is a MUST READ! As an educator, I cannot count the number of times I have heard parents say, 'If only my son/daughter came with a handbook!' Simmons uses her experience as a family life educator and mom to create 'the handbook.'" -Stacey Sly, author of Trauma in the Classroom "Every parent struggles to help their children become more self-motivated. Simmons shares some crucial concepts and great implementation tips to help parents do just that. Wish I had this with my kids but glad I have it for my grandkids! This is very clear, do-able, and inspiring! The 3 Cs are life changing!" -Merilee Boyack, author of The Parenting Breakthrough


Grit by Angela Duckworth

Grit
  • Title : Grit
  • Author : Angela Duckworth
  • Publisher : Vermilion
  • ISBN Code : 9781785040207
  • Pages : 333
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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UNLOCK THE KEY TO SUCCESSIn this must-read for anyone seeking to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth takes us on an eye-opening journey to discover the true qualities that lead to outstanding achievement. Winningly personal, insightful and powerful, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that - not talent or luck - makes all the difference.'Impressively fresh and original' Susan Cain


Decisive by Chip Heath,Dan Heath

Decisive
  • Title : Decisive
  • Author : Chip Heath,Dan Heath
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1446493822
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Just making a decision can be hard enough, but how do you begin to judge whether it's the right one? Chip and Dan Heath, authors of #1 New York Times best-seller Switch, show you how to overcome your brain's natural shortcomings. In Decisive, Chip and Dan Heath draw on decades of psychological research to explain why we so often get it very badly wrong - why our supposedly rational brains are frequently tripped up by powerful biases and wishful thinking. At the same time they demonstrate how relatively easy it is to avoid the pitfalls and find the best answers, offering four simple principles that we can all learn and follow. In the process, they show why it is that experts frequently make mistakes. They demonstrate the perils of getting trapped in a narrow decision frame. And they explore people's tendency to be over-confident about how their choices will unfold. Drawing on case studies as diverse as the downfall of Kodak and the inspiring account of a cancer survivor, they offer both a fascinating tour through the workings of our minds and an invaluable guide to making smarter decisions. Winner in the Practical Manager category of the CMI Management Book of the Year awards 2014.


No One Understands You and What to Do About It by Heidi Grant Halvorson

No One Understands You and What to Do About It
  • Title : No One Understands You and What to Do About It
  • Author : Heidi Grant Halvorson
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • ISBN Code : 1625274130
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Have you ever felt you’re not getting through to the person you’re talking to, or not coming across the way you intend? You’re not alone. That’s the bad news. But there is something we can do about it. Heidi Grant Halvorson, social psychologist and bestselling author, explains why we’re often misunderstood and how we can fix that. Most of us assume that other people see us as we see ourselves, and that they see us as we truly are. But neither is true. Our everyday interactions are colored by subtle biases that distort how others see us—and also shape our perceptions of them. You can learn to clarify the message you’re sending once you understand the lenses that shape perception: • Trust. Are you friend or foe? • Power. How much influence do you have over me? • Ego. Do you make me feel insecure? Based on decades of research in psychology and social science, Halvorson explains how these lenses affect our interactions—and how to manage them. Once you understand the science of perception, you’ll communicate more clearly, send the messages you intend to send, and improve your personal relationships. You’ll also become a fairer and more accurate judge of others. Halvorson even offers an evidence-based action plan for repairing a damaged reputation. This book is not about making a good impression, although it will certainly help you do that. It’s about coming across as you intend. It’s about the authenticity we all strive for.


The Procrastination Equation by Piers Steel

The Procrastination Equation
  • Title : The Procrastination Equation
  • Author : Piers Steel
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN Code : 1742663559
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Why do kitchens need to be cleaned the night before the final exams? Why does the arrival of a new email suddenly seem more important than a crucial sales pitch? And why does a healthy diet always start tomorrow? Writing with a combination of humour, humanity and solid scientific research, Piers Steel explains why we procrastinate— why we knowingly and willingly put off a course of action despite recognising we'll be worse off for it. hat's more, his study shows that despite procrastination making us poorer, fatter and unhappier, we're putting things off like never before—with new distractions such as Facebook and Twitter now in our lives, procrastination is on the rise. Some of the questions this book addresses are: - What are the main types of procrastination? Why is our brain wired for procrastination? How has procrastination played out through history? What is the price of procrastination? How to we fix our procrastinating ways? Piers Steel has spent the last ten years of his life devoted to studying procrastination, and the decades before that embodying it. He knows his subject both as a practitioner and as a scientist, and offers accessible techniques for controlling and improving motivation. Everyone from the dithering student to the dallying employee will recognise something of themselves in this engaging and insightful book.