Gapology

How Winning Leaders Close Performance Gaps, 5th Anniversary Edition

by Mark Thienes and Brian Brockhoff

03/23/2015

Gapology is the term Mark Thienes and Brian Brockhoff coined to describe what winning leaders do to identify and close performance gaps in their teams. Gapology is their process. For more than a decade, they analyzed the results, leadership behaviors and tactics of winning leaders as compared to those of leaders who were not winning. They wanted to understand how winning leaders win and if winning could be replicated. They were deeply curious about whether winning can be taught to those not winning or if winning leaders are simply born with the skills to win. As they interviewed and documented their conversations with winning leaders they found commonalities. The most amazing was that all performance gaps are either; Knowledge Gaps, Importance Gaps, Action Gaps, or some combination of th...

Psychological Problems and Their Big Deceptions

Introducing Predicate-Equating Cognition, Metaphorical Communications, and the Unconscious Entity

by David W. Shave

03/05/2018

Psychological Problems And Their Big Deceptions reveals the multiple fraudulent and deceptive concepts of both Psychology and Psychiatry, such as the present-day gross misuse of the  "PTSD" diagnosis,  while introducing the foremost, but previously unrecognized, concept, the "Unconscious Entity." Though all people do not have a mental illness, everyone, without exception, has periods of being emotionally uncomfortable. This book convincingly shows what causes a state of being emotionally uncomfortable to any degree, and what is necessary to regain a state of being emotionally comfortable. In doing this, one will conclude it is a lot less the psychological counsel, in someone seeking professional help, and much more the listening, in any "counseling," that makes the cure. This boo...

by Helmy Faber

04/01/2017

The Math Handbook has been developed for students with Dyscalculia and others who are struggling with mathematics. The book is based upon the Singapore Primary Mathematics curriculum, as well as the International Math curriculum. More than twenty topics are covered and explained step by step through visual representation to convey mathematical concepts. It has been specially developed for: • Students who have been diagnosed with Dyscalculia; other terms may include Mathematics Learning Disability, or Mathematics Disorder • Students who have been diagnosed with Dyslexia; as according to research more than fifty percent of those experience difficulties with mathematics. Some students may have Dyslexia and Dyscalculia as co-existing disorders • Students diagnosed with ADHD; as the...

The Temp Factor

The Complete Guide to Temporary Employment for Staffing Services, Clients, and Temps

by Cathy A. Reilly

08/13/2012

Temporary employment is on the rise. In uncertain economic times, many businesses view employing temps as a cost-effective strategy to both maximize productivity and foster flexibility. Being noticed and ultimately hired by clients in this increasingly competitive market requires staffing services and temps to perform at new levels of excellence. Working with staffing service firms and temps for over 20 years, Cathy A. Reilly has learned a thing or two about the staffing industry and the bottom line: what temporary employment success looks like to a client. No matter where you are in this three-sided working arrangement, The Temp Factor: The Complete Guide to Temporary Employment for Staffing Services, Clients, and Temps is the most comprehensive and innovative manual on temporary emplo...

The Hidden Psychology of Our Talking

Predicate-Equating Cognition and its Role in Communication

by David W. Shave

04/01/2019

This book introduces the concept of the "unconscious entity" and reveals it as the most important concept in psychology. The book begins by presenting that the basic emotional need of humans is the need to be emotionally comfortable. Anything, that makes us emotionally uncomfortable, is a frustration of our basic emotional need, that then produces anger. The bigger the frustration, the more anger is produced. If that anger is not immediately expressed, it becomes repressed, and then stored in our mind as "unconscious entity," making any unwanted feeling we have, more unwanted. Unconscious entity arises from our unexpressed anger. It manifests itself as unwanted feelings. The feeling we least want is the very feeling most likely to be produced by our unexpressed anger. To reduce the intensi...

01 Lesson: Beautiful Women Prefer Nerds!

A Real Man's Guide on How to Find, Date, and Romance the Perfect Woman

by Ross Quigley

01/15/1999

01 LESSON: BEAUTIFUL WOMEN PREFER NERDS! is a step-by-step men's textbook for beginners on how to find and attract the Perfect Woman or Dream Girl. Beginning with a diagnostic test, the book explains dating, falling in love, and finding romance in a concise and entertaining manner, showing all the clever strategies successful men use. Time-tested methods are illustrated with humorous anecdotes and memorable thumb rules. Test Your Knowledge Skill in romance is learned, not inherited. The following is a pre-test, which you can use to test your present knowledge of romance. Anson is a short, balding, very sensitive man (but he hides his feelings) who has many friends who are girls, but he doesn't have a girlfriend. Anson wins the lottery and gets two free tickets to an expensive ...

The Healing Spirit

Embracing the Healing Spirit Between and Within Us

by Vincent L. Perri

05/28/2019

The Healing Spirit explores the idea that there is healing in dialogue. Using examples from Judaic, Christian and Buddhist philosophies and drawing on his personal and professional experiences, Dr. Perri explains how he believes the healing spirit emerges when two people unconditionally encounter each other. Introducing his concepts of the invisible matrix, archetypal language, and the naked essentials of relation he draws on the works of Martin Buber, Carl G. Jung and Abraham Joshua Heschel and their germinal contribution to the topic. The Healing Spirit can be a valuable guide to anyone in the healing or helping professions or anyone who simply wishes to help another. The Healing Spirit explores many of the personal encounters of people in the depths of sorrow, and how meaningful interpe...

The Fundraising Guide for Chairpersons

Seven Steps to Coordinating Non-Profit and Church Organizations Fund-Raising Events--Including Dinners, Dances, Raffles, Bazaars, Field Days and Lawn Fetes!

by Ron Urbanczyk

07/17/2001

When you run a fund-raising event, there is always a risk that you and your organization could lose rather than make money. In most cases, proper planning and organizing can minimize the risk. In this book, The Chairpersons Guide, Seven Steps to Coordinating Non-Profit and Church Organizations Fund-Raising Events, the author guides the reader through all the critical phases of running a fund-raising event which includes Planning, Organizing, Developing, Marketing, Running, Measuring and Assessing. If you have taken on the challenge and responsibilities of chairing an event, this book is a must read! Developed from over 30 years of personal fund-raising experiences and utilizing common industrial engineering tools used in industry, Ron Urbanczyk guides you through the fundraising pro...

Powerfully Recovered!

A Confirmed 12 Stepper Challenges the Movement

by Anne Wayman

12/16/1998

In this ground breaking book, Anne Wayman, clean and sober for almost 25 years and with multiple works published by Hazelden, explores two myths that grown up in the 12 Step movement: never-ending recovery, and perpetual powerlessness. Convinced that the 12 Steps offer the best chance for lasting recovery, she challenges the movement to acknowledge the fear behind the myths, and let them go so that the Program can reach its full potential. Working from original source material, she explains the nature and development of the myths. She documents the damage they do to individuals and the movement as a whole, including its relative failure in areas of poverty where it is most needed. With true compassion and understanding she shows exactly what 12 Steppers need to do to let go of the...

Ordaining Reality

The Science Behind the Power of Positive Thinking

by Joseph E. Donlan

02/15/2008

Many people believe in the Power of Positive Thinking, but, until now, no one has credibly explained how it works. It has been this author’s mission for 30 years to develop a plausible theory to support how mere thoughts can tangibly influence future events. In this book the author presents a paradigm which shows how our right brain hemisphere can tap into a hidden domain which can influence the world around us. To accomplish this, he takes the reader through the subject of physics as it is known today and points out its recognized flaws and problems. He then introduces and explains Eastern Philosophy and ties it into Western Physics. In conjunction with this broadened view he explains how the human brain developed to comprehend both the Eastern and Western views...

Of Kings and Pawns

Chess Strategy in the Endgame

by Eric Schiller

02/28/2006

In chess games the result is often determined in the endgame, where most of the armies have been removed from the board. When it comes down to just kings and pawns, absolute precision is necessary, and a minor slip can toss away all the hard-earned advantages built up during the game. Endgames are very complex strategically. It is necessary to have in mind a specific target position so that a pawn can be marched to the far side of the board and be promoted into a queen or other powerful piece. The unique format of this book provides the reader with the desired target at the start of the discussion, so that the main task is to find a path from the initial position to one which is clearly winning (or drawing), as required. The 26 exercises are positions that are not only important for ...

The Temp Factor for Job Seekers

The Job Seeker's Guide to Temporary Employment

by Cathy A. Reilly

08/13/2012

If you are looking for work, consider temporary employment a valuable source of job opportunities. As a temp, you can increase job skills and work experience, expand business networks, strengthen your resume, and avoid gaps in employment, all while being paid. Quite often, temp work can be a “job audition” because it puts temps in front of hiring managers and decision makers for days, weeks, or even months at a time while on job assignments. The Temp Factor for Job Seekers: The Job Seeker's Guide to Temporary Employment presents how this job search strategy may get you back to work faster. Becoming a temp guarantees what a resume cannot: face time inside the doors of potential employers. With over 20 years of experience working with staffing service firms and temps, Cathy A. Reilly ...

Pathways to Parenthood

The Ultimate Guide to Surrogacy

by Stacy Ziegler

01/01/2005

Pathways to Parenthood is a how-to guide to Surrogacy. It covers Gestational Surrogacy via IVF as well as Traditional Surrogacy via Artificial Insemination. The mystery that surrounds Surrogacy is demystified and everything is broken down into layman's terms. This book will take you from deciding if Surrogacy is the right path for you, to contact with your surrogate after the delivery and everything in between. You will learn about the legal, medical, as well as the emotional aspects of choosing Surrogacy as your pathway to parenthood. You will be given the pros and cons of using an agency as well as going about it on your own.

by Lynn T. Seely

02/01/2000

This exceptional non-fiction book allows you to share in the lives of some extraordinary people and a few amazing animals. Each chapter is a new and delightful experience where you will meet real life heroes - and even a few villains. You will meet Pud - a dog of exceptional courage - as he bravely protects his master from harm. Cheer for a father -though he survives cancer it has taken much from him - yet his struggle to achieve his dream provides a touching lesson for his young son. Witness Bill run more than 24 hours in a blizzard. Why does he do it? His wife faces almost certain death if he quits! You will be there to see the triumph of a young woman as she is able to put a brutal attack behind her. Go with the author of this book as she shares her own experienc...

by Marguerite R. Hartt

10/04/2002

THRIFTING INTO A DEBT-FREE, CAREFREE LIFESTYLE provides tips to the reader for savings on virtually every good and service, including personal stories and examples. The book shows the reader how the opportunities exist everywhere for huge savings, and how once the reader has recognized the hidden expenditures, he/she will save money easily and achieve a debt-free, more rewarding life.

Self-Help Groups for Parents of Children with Intractable Diseases

A Qualitative Study of Their Organisational Problems

by Tomofumi Oka

09/28/2003

The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the organisational problems, and in particular the leadership problems, of self-help groups in Japan for parents whose children have intractable diseases. Since 1993, I have been involved with these parent groups, and have conducted three sorts of qualitative interview: thirteen informal conversational interviews, six focus group interviews, and fourteen guided interviews, involving the members of twenty-one parent groups. Part of the research was carried out as participatory action research in which a research team was formed and authorised by the parent groups. My findings have shown that the groups' most serious problems...

by Helen Barba

07/31/2000

Follow Your Bliss is a career-life planning manual of an entirely different sort, written by a traditionally trained career counselor who augments her skills with intensive training in the expressive arts therapies. Career-life planning, according to this author, begins with the heart and soul, rather than the intellect, and this book is filled with exercises that do just that. Unlike dry interest inventories, the exercises guide the reader through an easy-to-follow process of self discovery and decision making which always begins with the state of the soul and only later applies the intellect to understand the implications and decide on the best action to take. The book's format permits readers immediate involvement and participation, with built-in space for journaling and responding t...

by Clayton Davis

06/27/1999

This is a book about learning to be a pilot and the daily routine of flying. You begin on the ground, but leap immediately into the sky to soar gracefully with the eagles. Legal and medical requirements are spelled out clearly. An early chapter teaches you the names for new and exciting things in the world of aviation. Knowing the words will make you feel comfortable in this exciting and wonderful new world you are entering. Very soon you are in the middle of a typical lesson plan, where you progress in logical steps from pre-flight inspection to graduation. Diagrams and illustrations make you understand and enjoy learning how to fly airplanes. After graduating from the course and receiving your credentials, you find the next chapters are about the lives of aviators. Each episode ...

by Anthony T. Russo

10/01/2000

This dissertation summarizes research that focused on the new hire process for a targeted population within the Computer/Telephony Industry. The primary objective of this research was to determine how to build and maintain an effective employee/employer partnership that helped ensure employee loyalty. The research design was taken from the theoretical framework of Vroom's Work Motivation model adapted using Dunnette's work with relevant job features along with Scott's theories on Jablin's model of organization-wide communications. The study examined survey responses for importance and expectation/realization ratings of 15 job features given by 150 newly hired individuals at their new hire orientation and then at the individual's eight month anniversary. In addition, focus group session...

by Mark Robinson

02/01/2000

American business is awakening to the growing importance of its "human capital"-the capabilities, knowledge, experience, wellness, and full potential of its people. In today's increasingly knowledge-based economy, some companies have begun to realize that solutions lie in optimizing their return on investments in employee health by increasing worker productivity. Yet many employers do not realize the relationship of their employees' health to corporate performance. While striving to contain the rising medical costs that put them at a disadvantage against global competitors, they are missing the competitive advantage to be gained from investing wisely in the health-and thereby, the productivity-of their work force. This book was written to help employers create healthy, happy and motivat...

by Andrew Ferraro

04/30/2001

How to invest like the Very Rich illustrates the author's experience, knowledge and familiarity with the financial markets. It is skillfully written, clear and jargon-free. The historic references are timeless. Nelson W. Diebel, Jr., PhD Professor of History (retired) How to invest Like the Very Rich is an excellent, easy to understand, overview of financial investments written in an elegant style. Larry Bridwell, PhD Professor of Management Accounting Pace University This book puts a human face of the ghostly specter of money and finance. His historical references to the evolution of our system of financial markets demystify a rather complex international structure. Use his book as a compass to navigate your portfolio through the new millennium. Michael Servodidio, JD, CPA, ...

by Larry Robson

10/03/1999

START A NEW BUSINESS - EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS, ADVANCE YOUR CAREER - GET MORE OUT OF LIFE More than a self help resource -- a complete and practical guide to finding and managing success. Eighty percent of all success is generated by 20 percent of the people. Compound this with the fact that four out of five new businesses may never realize their fifth anniversary and an important question immediately presents itself. Why? This book explores that very question and responds. Much has been written on this topic in books that specialize in everything from psychology to practical management guides of every size, shape and description. It's Your Business begins with a different twist in that it explores who we are inherently and instinctively. The reader is challenged to think from out...

Leadership for Human Development

The International Leadership Series (Book Four)

by Adel Safty

07/17/2002

Distinguished leaders, such as Oscar Arias and Harriet Fulbright, as well as distinguished leadership scholars including Bernard Bass and Bruce Llyod, address the issues and challenges of leadership and its relation to human development.

365 Days of Coaching

Because Life Happens Every Day

by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee, MCC, MS, PhD

08/12/2004

365 Days of Coaching is like having your own personal coach who visits daily and supports you in making changes in your life. Coach Lee provides support, motivation and encourgement in a fun and enthusing way.

Your Affair

How to Manage Every Aspect of Your Extramarital Relationship with Passion, Discretion and Dignity (Third Edition)

by H. Cameron Barnes

12/19/2011

In the face of near-universal disapproval, between one quarter and one half of all married Americans, including 15-30% of married women, at some point, engage in an extramarital affair. They will have either an enriching experience or the sad, destructive, ugly mess for which affairs are far better known. There is one self-help book that every one of these millions of people wants and needs to read. It has never been written. Until now. Your Affair is a thoughtful, detailed discussion of every aspect of considering, preparing for, beginning and conducting a successful and emotionally fulfilling extramarital affair, including advice, case histories, numerous first-person narratives, humorous anecdotes and step-by-step guidance for every facet of the process. Contrary to what the media li...

by Stephen A. Geraci, M.D. and Mary Jane Burton, M.D.

02/20/2012

In today's world of growing demands and shrinking resources, academic clinicians often find themselves lost amidst the chaos of academic health centers and medical school programs, trying to make the best decisions for their career growth while satisfying the myriad work requirements of everyday life as a health care provider, teacher, investigator, and administrator. Notes for the Academic Clinician provides useful, practical advice in a number of relevant areas, from making career decisions and finding mentors, to executing an effective oral presentation and networking at professional meetings. Physician faculty in all medical disciplines can glean helpful guidance from this book, and hopefully move their careers forward with objective success and ongoing personal satisfaction.

by Rachel Cunningham-Day

10/08/2004

It may not be polite to talk about money, but no-one said we shouldn't write about it. This accessible, humorous book is written to appeal to a broad spectrum of women irrespective of their age, lifestyle or level of financial awareness. This book is relevant to every woman who earns, or simply spends, money. This book aims to change the way women think about money - forever. Money provides protection. If you fall upon hard times, the money you have saved will support you. Money also provides freedom - freedom to travel, to educate yourself, to treat your family and friends. Making the most of your money, like everything else in life, is a matter of habit and discipline. This book aims to get you into the habit and give you that discipline. No matter how much money you have, this book...

by Rachel Cunningham-Day

10/16/2004

It may not be polite to talk about money, but no-one said we shouldn't write about it.This accessible, humorous book is written to appeal to a broad spectrum of men irrespective of their age, lifestyle or level of financial awareness. This book is relevant to every man who earns, or simply spends, money. This book aims to change the way men think about money - forever. Money provides protection. If you fall upon hard times, the money you have saved will support you. Money also provides freedom - freedom to travel, to educate yourself, to look after your family and friends. Making the most of your money, like everything else in life, is a matter of habit and discipline. This book aims to get you into the habit and give you that discipline. No matter how much money you have, this book will ...

Secret Death and New Life

Self-Development Strategies Founded on Analytical Spirituality for Learned People

by S. M. Zakir Hussain

02/05/2005

The book has been structured into three parts, namely, Analytical Meditation, The Death of Diseases: Psychological Vaccination, Communication with the Heart: The Utterances that Provide Energy, and The Architecture of the Mind: The Psychology of Spirituality. The entire approach is founded on the concept of the combination of Analysis (or self-enquiry), Meditation, Self-Hypnosis, and Prayer and is expected to simultaneously work on the different dimensions of the mind –emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and behavioral. It is expected, as hundreds of the author’s readers have reported to have experienced, that the method will work instantly on the mind, without the reader’s having to do any special mental exercise as is typical of most meditation practices.

Developing Graduate Employability Skills

Your Pathway to Employment

by Mercy V. Chaita

01/27/2016

This book is more than a prescription for success in developing employability skills and provides guidance on topics of relevancy to the employment environment. This book is unique and distinguished from similar books in that it provides a hand-holding approach which is complemented by solid case studies emphasizing the perspectives of employers. In addition, the book focuses on a broad-based audience, starting from the grassroots audience of graduates. However, as the book progresses, the techniques provided address issues that relate to any job seeker, be it jobless or merely seeking change of employment. The audience will benefit from models such as Skills Audit, Interview techniques and the whole employment process from pre-interview preliminaries to completing a successful probationar...