The Big Book of Team Coaching Games Quick Effective Activities to Energize Motivate and Guide Your Team to Success

Author: Mary Scannell
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071813013
Release Date: 2013-07-19
Genre: Business & Economics

The fun and effective way to BOOST ENGAGEMENT and PRODUCTIVITY Teams that enjoy working together operate on a whole different energy level than teams that don't. They break down silos. They build stronger relationships. They retain what they have learned. And THEY DRIVE RESULTS. The Big Book of Team Coaching Games provides the structure and games you need to build and manage powerful teams. Packed with dozens of physical and verbal activities, it leads you step-by-step through the process of teaching team members how to identify their values, leverage their strengths, and reach their goals--and have fun while they’re doing it! Nothing can stop the momentum of a team that wants to get things done. The Big Book of Team Coaching Games is the ideal playbook for making sure your teams contribute more than their share to the bottom line.

Numbersense How to Use Big Data to Your Advantage

Author: Kaiser Fung
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071799676
Release Date: 2013-07-12
Genre: Mathematics

How to make simple sense of complex statistics--from the author of Numbers Rule Your World We live in a world of Big Data--and it's getting bigger every day. Virtually every choice we make hinges on how someone generates data . . . and how someone else interprets it--whether we realize it or not. Where do you send your child for the best education? Big Data. Which airline should you choose to ensure a timely arrival? Big Data. Who will you vote for in the next election? Big Data. The problem is, the more data we have, the more difficult it is to interpret it. From world leaders to average citizens, everyone is prone to making critical decisions based on poor data interpretations. In Numbersense, expert statistician Kaiser Fung explains when you should accept the conclusions of the Big Data "experts"--and when you should say, "Wait . . . what?" He delves deeply into a wide range of topics, offering the answers to important questions, such as: How does the college ranking system really work? Can an obesity measure solve America's biggest healthcare crisis? Should you trust current unemployment data issued by the government? How do you improve your fantasy sports team? Should you worry about businesses that track your data? Don't take for granted statements made in the media, by our leaders, or even by your best friend. We're on information overload today, and there's a lot of bad information out there. Numbersense gives you the insight into how Big Data interpretation works--and how it too often doesn't work. You won't come away with the skills of a professional statistician. But you will have a keen understanding of the data traps even the best statisticians can fall into, and you'll trust the mental alarm that goes off in your head when something just doesn't seem to add up. Praise for Numbersense "Numbersense correctly puts the emphasis not on the size of big data, but on the analysis of it. Lots of fun stories, plenty of lessons learned—in short, a great way to acquire your own sense of numbers!" Thomas H. Davenport, coauthor of Competing on Analytics and President’s Distinguished Professor of IT and Management, Babson College "Kaiser’s accessible business book will blow your mind like no other. You’ll be smarter, and you won’t even realize it. Buy. It. Now." Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist, Google, and author, Web Analytics 2.0 "Each story in Numbersense goes deep into what you have to think about before you trust the numbers. Kaiser Fung ably demonstrates that it takes skill and resourcefulness to make the numbers confess their meaning." John Sall, Executive Vice President, SAS Institute "Kaiser Fung breaks the bad news—a ton more data is no panacea—but then has got your back, revealing the pitfalls of analysis with stimulating stories from the front lines of business, politics, health care, government, and education. The remedy isn’t an advanced degree, nor is it common sense. You need Numbersense." Eric Siegel, founder, Predictive Analytics World, and author, Predictive Analytics "I laughed my way through this superb-useful-fun book and learned and relearned a lot. Highly recommended!" Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence

Life Magic How to Create Everything You Ever Wanted

Author: Ruth Ostrow
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 9781742731773
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Self-Help

A powerful, inspirational, self help guide to positive thinking from leading Australian Mind Body Spirit columnist and writer Ruth Ostrow. Magic Happens complements her previous highly successful and beautiful book, The Gift. Magic Happens is a motivating, practial guide to understanding and changing the thought processes and mental habits that make us what we are. Ruth's warm and engaging voice is throughout in a conversational tone that is uplifting and inspiring. Ruth uses examples from her own expereince and from those around her to show how longheld personal beliefs dictate the direction of our lifes. Ruth offers solutions for change and the possibility to get back in control and be who we really want to be. Beautifully illustrated with original artworks this is a book to treasure and derive comfort from.

Loyalty 3 0 How to Revolutionize Customer and Employee Engagement with Big Data and Gamification

Author: Rajat Paharia
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071813389
Release Date: 2013-05-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn the secret to using big data and gamification to motivate, engage, and engender true loyalty among your customers, employees, and partners As our lives move online and nearly everything we do is being mediated by technology, all of our activity is generating reams of data – we are all “walking data generators.” Loyalty 3.0 reveals how to combine this “big data” with the latest understanding of human motivation to power gamification - the data-driven motivational techniques used by game designers to stimulate engagement, participation, and activity. With this potent combination, businesses now have a powerful engine for creating true loyalty among their customers, employees, and partners, and for generating a sustainable competitive advantage in their markets. Loyalty 3.0 is a book that will redefine how you think about loyalty, and will open your eyes to the power of data to engage and motivate anyone, anywhere. Rajat Paharia created the gamification industry in 2007 as the founder and Chief Product Officer at Bunchball, which has been recognized as an industry leader and innovator by Fast Company, TechCrunch, MSNBC, Forbes, and many others. Prior to Bunchball, Rajat worked at the intersection of technology, design, and user experience at world-renowned design firm IDEO.

Miss Georgiana Darcy of Pemberley

Author: Shannon Winslow
Publisher:
ISBN: 0989025918
Release Date: 2015-07-18
Genre:

What's Georgiana Darcy's story? Jane Austen tells us so little in "Pride and Prejudice" that we're left to wonder. How did the early loss of her parents shape Miss Darcy's character? And what about her near-disastrous affair with Mr. Wickham? Is that the true source of her shyness? She adores her brother and his new wife Elizabeth, but will their guiding influence be enough to steer Georgiana clear of new trouble as she comes of age and falls in love again? This work is intended as a companion of sorts to "The Darcys of Pemberley" (sequel to "Pride and Prejudice"). Both novels are unique and complete in themselves, but together they supply a richer reading experience than either one alone. The earlier book focused primarily on Darcy and Elizabeth's relationship during their early married life. There was a third Darcy represented in the title, however. Now she and her courtship story take center stage in "Miss Georgiana Darcy of Pemberley."

The New Urban Reality

Author: Paul E. Peterson
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815723113
Release Date: 2001-06-07
Genre: Business & Economics

America's inner cities, particularly those in older industrial metropolitan areas, have declined sharply in both population and employment over the past two decades. How much of this change is due to technological advances in transportation, communication, and manufacturing? How much of it is due to the changing racial composition of the central cities? Can any set of public policies retard or reverse the decline of the industrial cities? This book presents an interdisciplinary collection of papers addressing these questions. In the introduction, editor Paul E. Peterson discusses the ways in which adverse economic and racial changes interact and urges more realistic federal policies to counteract these changes. In Part 1, "The Processes of Urban Growth and Decline," sociologist John D. Kasarda analyzes the growing mismatch between inner-city jobs and residents, and geographer Brian J. L. Berry discusses the economics of inner-city gentrification. Racial change is the subject of Part II: sociologist Elijah Anderson depicts race relations in a gentrifying inner-city neighborhood; sociologist William J. Wilson delineates the social and economic problems of inner-city blacks; and political scientist Gary Orfield calls for bold efforts to reverse the continuing urban pattern of racial segregation. Part III looks at the way cities have responded to economic and racial change. Economist Kenneth A. Small discusses the impact of transportation policy; political scientist Herbert Jacob finds that increasing efforts to control urban crime have not been effective; and sociologist Terry Nichols Clark emphasizes the effect of political factors on the fiscal condition of cities. Economist Anthony Downs, reviewing the issues raised by the other authors, sees little hope for racial integration as the central social strategy for solving urban problems, but does see hope in the internal resources of America's minority communities.

Suspended Judgments

Author: John Cowper Powys
Publisher:
ISBN: 1409957705
Release Date: 2008-12
Genre: Law

John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) was a British writer, lecturer, and philosopher. He studied at Sherborne School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and became a teacher and lecturer; as lecturer, he worked first in England, then in continental Europe and finally in the USA, where he lived in the years 1904-1934. While in the United States, his work was championed by author Theodore Dreiser. He made his name as a poet and essayist, moving on to produce a series of acclaimed novels distinguished by their uniquely detailed and intensely sensual recreation of time, place and character. The best known of these distinctive novels are Wolf Solent (1929) and A Glastonbury Romance (1933). Having returned to the UK, he lived in England for a brief time, and then moved to Corwen in Wales, where he wrote historical romances and magical fantasies. His other works include: Odes and Other Poems (1886), Poems (1899), Visions and Revisions: A Book of Literary Devotions (1915), Rodmoor (1916), The Complex Vision (1920), Ducdame (1925), In Defiance of Sensuality (1930), A Philosophy of Solitude (1933), Weymouth Sands (also titled Jobber Skald) (1934) and Maiden Castle (1936).

AARP The Other Talk A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life

Author: Tim Prosch
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071829670
Release Date: 2013-09-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Silver Living Now Book Award • Silver National Mature Media Award • APEX Award • Washington Post Book of the Month • Wealth and Money Management Award • Bronze Independent Publisher Book Award • Foreword INDIEFAB Book of the Year Honorable Mention A one-of-a-kind practical guide to making the tough decisions parents and their adult children inevitably face It was a rite of passage for you to have the Talk with your kids about the beginning of life (as in the birds and the bees). As you get older, you need to have the Other Talk—about the later years of life. And you need to have it now, not after a crisis hits. The Other Talk helps you take control of your life so when the time comes, your kids can make decisions based on what you want. This groundbreaking guide provides the practical advice and inspiration you need to have open, honest discussions about subjects that can be difficult to talk about. Unlike other books that help adult children who are suddenly thrust into a decision-making role, The Other Talk gives you the tools to develop a strong partnership with your kids to plan for the rest of your life. Who will manage your finances and how will you budget for unknown needs? Where can your children find important documents they will need to help? Where will you live if you need assistance? What type of medical treatments do you want—and not want—and who will advocate for your needs? The Other Talk helps you address and answer these and other questions in a calm, measured way—freeing you up to enjoy your life and your family.

Betty Broderick

Author: Betty Broderick
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1511518626
Release Date: 2015-04-03
Genre:

What do you do when you have struggled loyally for years beside your husband, living in financial hardship as you bring up your joint children virtually as a single mother, working toward the good times that you can see coming for all of you, only to discover that your husband is committing adultery and is planning to leave you? Worse, he aggressively denies his affair, denouncing you as crazy to your face and to everyone you know, while he schemes to walk off with everything you have worked so hard for as he is reborn into a new life with a star-struck younger woman, as pretty as you once were, who will enjoy everything you have invested in - your financial security, your home-life and even your children. Worse still, he is a notoriously hard-ball lawyer with every intention of crushing you in any way he can, of erasing you from his life, of reducing you to nothing, so that he can move on as if you never existed. Daniel T. Broderick III's relentless harassment of his discarded wife, Betty, made her increasingly crazy as he and his girlfriend - then second wife - Linda Kolkena Broderick piled on the pressure, until one day, on November 5, 1989, at her wits' end and believing herself to be acting in self-defense, she confronted them in the early hours of the morning and in a panic shot them both dead. A multitude of onlookers has absolved Betty for what she did. Many even admire her, especially if they have suffered similar fates to hers. One juror at her trial openly questioned why she had taken so long to kill Dan under such extreme provocation. Now, twenty-five years into a thirty-two year to life prison sentence for her second-degree murder of Dan and Linda Broderick, Betty has reluctantly decided to give her personal account of what led up to that fatal and fateful day, when all three of their futures came violently and abruptly to an end.

The Essentials of Business Etiquette How to Greet Eat and Tweet Your Way to Success

Author: Barbara Pachter
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071811279
Release Date: 2013-08-02
Genre: Business & Economics

The Definitive Guide to Professional Behavior Whether you’re eating lunch with a client, Skyping with your boss, or meeting a business partner for the first time--it's all about how you present yourself. The Essentials of Business Etiquette gives you 101 critical tips for improving behavior in any business situation--all delivered in a quick, no-nonsense format. "If you are looking for practical guidelines on how to conduct yourself in a business situation, what behaviors you need to use to get ahead, and how to be sure that you do not offend others, read this book!" -- MADELINE BELL, President and COO, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia "Pachter has once again done an excellent job at highlighting some key tools to succeed in leadership and how to conduct yourself in the workplace." -- JOSEPH A. BARONE, PharmD, FCCP, Acting Dean and Professor II, Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy "The pragmatic advice Barbara offers is sure to meaningfully help people be more confident and effective in multiple business situations." -- ELIZABETH WALKER, Vice President, Global Talent Management, Campbell Soup Company “Readable, well-organized . . . presents practical, sound advice on the most common situations involving business etiquette: communication, body language, dress, dining, telephone, and cell phone use, making presentations, job interviewing, and many other essentials. Recommended. All business collections and readership levels.” -- CHOICE

Guide to Medical Billing and Coding

Author: Icdc Publishing, Inc.
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: UCSD:31822037484789
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

Medical billing is one of the fastest-growing employment opportunities in the United States today. Insurance companies, medical offices, hospitals and other health care providers are in great need of trained personnel to create medical claims. This book will ensure learning the skills necessary to become a successful medical claims biller. It is presented in a comprehensive, yet user friendly way, following a logical learning format beginning with a broad base of information and then, step by step, following the course for creation of a medical claim. This book teaches the skills necessary to become a well-rounded medical biller. By completing this course of study with a satisfactory grade, the user will be granted a certificate and can have the opportunity to work towards an "Honors Certificate", which is even more valuable to a potential employer.

52 Things Kids Need from a Dad

Author: Jay Payleitner
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 9780736937573
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Religion

"God, please help me...another game of Candy Land..." Quite a few dads spend time with their kids. However, many have no clue what their kids really need. Enter author Jay Payleitner, veteran dad of five, who's also struggled with how to build up his children's lives. His 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad combines straightforward features with step-up-to-the-mark challenges men will appreciate: a full year's worth of focused, doable ideas--one per week, if desired uncomplicated ways to be an example, like "kiss your wife in the kitchen" tough, frank advice, like "throw away your porn" And, refreshingly... NO exhaustive (and exhausting) lists of "things you should do" NO criticism of dads for being men and acting like men Dads will feel respected and empowered, and gain confidence to initiate activities that build lifelong positives into their kids. Great gift or men's group resource!

The Coming Storm

Author: Rob Kidd
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1599615231
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Teenage stowaway Jack Sparrow and his band of hoodlums are on a mission to find the legendary Sword of Cortâes which will grant them unimaginable power, but first they have to survive the power of the sea, vicious pirates, and ancient curses.

ACLS Study Guide

Author: Barbara J Aehlert
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323415422
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Genre: Medical

Provide the best possible emergency cardiovascular care — using the newest ECC guidelines! ACLS Study Guide, 5th Edition offers a complete, full-color overview of advanced cardiovascular life support. An easy-to-read approach covers everything from airway management to cardiac arrest rhythms and their management, electrical therapy, acute coronary syndromes, and acute stroke. In addition to the latest ACLS treatment algorithms, this edition includes case studies and hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations. Case studies present common, realistic clinical situations, helping you learn and apply skills in cardiac rhythm interpretation, medication administration, and other essential interventions. ACLS Pearls boxes offer brief explanations of complex topics and useful tips for clinical practice. End-of-chapter quizzes include answers and rationales, helping you learn and remember the most important information. Easy-to-understand approach simplifies your study of advanced cardiac life support, thanks to Barbara Aehlert’s unique, conversational writing style. NEW! UPDATED content centers on evidence-based practice recommendations, including the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and the 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations. NEW! Improved format integrates all case studies into the appropriate chapters, so that you can apply concepts immediately to real-world situations.