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

The Jade Cabinet

Author: Rikki Ducornet
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564781739
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Fiction

Continues the author's "Tetrology of the Elements" with an air-themed novel set in Victorian England

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.

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.

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.

Crucial Accountability Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations Broken Commitments and Bad Behavior Second Edition Paperback

Author: Kerry Patterson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071829311
Release Date: 2013-05-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Hold anyone accountable. Master performance discussions. Get RESULTS. Broken promises, missed deadlines, poor behavior--they don't just make others' lives miserable; they can sap up to 50 percent of organizational performance and account for the vast majority of divorces. Crucial Accountability offers the tools for improving relationships in the workplace and in life and for resolving all these problems--permanently. PRAISE FOR CRUCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY: "Revolutionary ideas ... opportunities for breakthrough ..." -- Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People "Unleash the true potential of a relationship or organization and move it to the next level." -- Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager "The most recommended and most effective resource in my library." -- Stacey Allerton Firth, Vice President, Human Resources, Ford of Canada "Brilliant strategies for those difficult discussions at home and in the workplace." -- Soledad O’Brien, CNN news anchor and producer "This book is the real deal.... Read it, underline it, learn from it. It's a gem." -- Mike Murray, VP Human Resources and Administration (retired), Microsoft

Manager s Guide to Mobile Learning

Author: Brenda J. Enders
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071811484
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Business & Economics

The ultimate guide to spearheading a mobile learning program! Covers everything from the basics to working with developers and gaining stakeholder support Manager's Guide to Mobile Learning offers managers an overview of how to create, implement, and successfully use mobile learning platforms. Written specifically for today’s busy manager, Briefcase Books feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step by step through everyday workplace situations. Proven tactics for creating, implementing, and successfully using mobile learning platforms Clear definitions of key management terms and concepts Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error Examples of successful management Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques Brenda J. Enders is a consultant, trainer, public speaker, and author in the field of mobile learning. She is the President and Chief Learning Strategist of Enders Consulting, LLC, a St. Louis, Missouri based company.

One Minute for Yourself

Author: Spencer Johnson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780688163563
Release Date: 1998-09-16
Genre: Self-Help

In this story, number one bestselling author Dr. Spencer Johnson reveals a simple, easy way to bring out the best in yourself. Using his proven world-famous One Minute program, you can: Take better care of yourself and encourage others to do the same Reduce stress at work and at home Enjoy a sense of peace and balance Have more business and personal success Life is lived minute by minute. With the practical wisdom that characterizes all of his One Minute books, Dr. Johnson shows how stopping and taking a minute out of the day can make life more meaningful and enjoyable—for your and for those near you. More than eleven million copies of Dr. Johnson's books are in use in twenty-four languages.

Blacks who Died for Jesus

Author: Mark Hyman
Publisher: Winston-Derek Pub
ISBN: 1555231365
Release Date: 1983-06-01
Genre: Christians, Black

A history of saints, popes, and martyrs from the early Christian era, amazing revelations of well-known-patron saints of African descent.

The Bellini Card

Author: Jason Goodwin
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 1429922729
Release Date: 2010-03-02
Genre: Fiction

Investigator Yashim travels to Venice in the latest installment of the Edgar® Award–winning author Jason Goodwin's captivating historical mystery series Jason Goodwin's first Yashim mystery, The Janissary Tree, brought home the Edgar® Award for Best Novel. His follow-up, The Snake Stone, more than lived up to expectations and was hailed by Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times Book Review as "a magic carpet ride to the most exotic place on earth." Now, in The Bellini Card, Jason Goodwin takes us back into his "intelligent, gorgeous and evocative" (The Independent on Sunday) world, as dazzling as a hall of mirrors and utterly compelling. Istanbul, 1840: the new sultan, Abdülmecid, has heard a rumor that Bellini's vanished masterpiece, a portrait of Mehmet the Conqueror, may have resurfaced in Venice. Yashim, our eunuch detective, is promptly asked to investigate, but -- aware that the sultan's advisers are against any extravagant repurchase of the painting -- decides to deploy his disempowered Polish ambassador friend, Palewski, to visit Venice in his stead. Palewski arrives in disguise in down-and-out Venice, where a killer is at large as dealers, faded aristocrats, and other unknown factions seek to uncover the whereabouts of the missing Bellini. But is it the Bellini itself that endangers all, or something associated with its original loss? And why is it that all the killer's victims are somehow tied to the alluring Contessa d'Aspi d'Istria? Will the Austrians unmask Palewski, or will the killer find him first? Only Yashim can uncover the truth behind the manifold mysteries.

Hospital Time

Author: Amy Hoffman
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822383031
Release Date: 1997-03-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Hospital Time is a memoir about friendship, family, and caregiving in the age of AIDS. Amy Hoffman, a writer, lesbian activist, and former editor of Gay Community News, chronicles with fury and unflinching honesty her experience serving as primary caretaker for her friend and colleague, Mike Riegle, who died from AIDS-related complications in 1992. Hoffman neither idealizes nor deifies Riegle, whom she portrays as a brilliant man, devoted prison rights activist, and very difficult friend. Hoffman became central to Riegle’s caregiving when he asked her to be his health-care proxy, and although she willingly chose to do this, she explores her conflicting feelings about herself in this role and about her involvement with Riegle and his grueling struggle with hospitalization, illness, and, finally, death. She tells of the waves of grief that echoed throughout her life, awakening memories of other losses, entering her dreams and fantasies, and altering her relationships with friends, family, and even total strangers. Hoffman’s memoir gives voice to the psychological and emotional havoc AIDS creates for those in the difficult role of caring for the terminally ill and it gives recognition to the role that lesbians continue to play in the AIDS emergency. A foreword by Urvashi Vaid, former executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, offers a meditation on the politics of AIDS and the role of family in the lives of lesbians and gay men.

Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems

Author: Jan Friso Groote
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262027717
Release Date: 2014-08-29
Genre: Computers

Complex communicating computer systems -- computers connected by data networks and in constant communication with their environments -- do not always behave as expected. This book introduces behavioral modeling, a rigorous approach to behavioral specification and verification of concurrent and distributed systems. It is among the very few techniques capable of modeling systems interaction at a level of abstraction sufficient for the interaction to be understood and analyzed. Offering both a mathematically grounded theory and real-world applications, the book is suitable for classroom use and as a reference for system architects. The book covers the foundation of behavioral modeling using process algebra, transition systems, abstract data types, and modal logics. Exercises and examples augment the theoretical discussion. The book introduces a modeling language, mCRL2, that enables concise descriptions of even the most intricate distributed algorithms and protocols. Using behavioral axioms and such proof methods as confluence, cones, and foci, readers will learn how to prove such algorithms equal to their specifications. Specifications in mCRL2 can be simulated, visualized, or verified against their requirements. An extensive mCRL2 toolset for mechanically verifying the requirements is freely available online; this toolset has been successfully used to design and analyze industrial software that ranges from healthcare applications to particle accelerators at CERN. Appendixes offer material on equations and notation as well as exercise solutions.