Case of the Missing Cutlery

Author: Kevin Allen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351862257
Release Date: 2016-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Kevin Allen, author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling The Hidden Agenda: A Proven Way to Win Business and Create a Following, is back, with a fabulously entertaining (and true) tale of a newly minted leader made buoyant during The Case of the Missing Cutlery: A Leadership Course for the Rising Star. As a young manager at an airline catering facility, Kevin had to find out why silverware was disappearing at a rapid clip. The route to solving this mystery of The Case of the Missing Cutlery results in Kevin learning to rise to the occasion, to become a leader who inspires followers and is able to rely on their hard work and support. For those who might find reading about leadership success at the Fortune 50 level inspiring but too far removed from their experience, the author offers up this down-to-earth story of an everyday employee turned rising star. The Case of the Missing Cutlery also provides exercises and further examples to bring the leadership messages home. [This edition contains content previously published as The Buoyant Leader.]

Hidden Agenda

Author: Kevin Allen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351861687
Release Date: 2016-10-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Each of us pitches ideas every day. Regardless of what idea we're selling-or who we're selling it to-it all boils down to the act of stirring someone to join you, to agree to follow you. Yet we consistently underestimate how critical it is to recognize the role of the decision maker. Decisions are, after all, made by people; and people have needs and agendas, spoken and unspoken. Understanding these needs and agendas are critical to success in business. Kevin Allen's approach is not about persuading, but about creating a connection that assures a mutual win. By unearthing the true motivation or desire of the decision maker, Allen shows how to craft a story or message around it, creating a predictable and repeatable end result. Full of stories and examples, this entertaining book teaches you how to effectively find, connect, and finally to speak to the Hidden Agenda to win business unfailingly, every time.

Then Wayne Said to Mario

Author: Kevin Allen
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 9781617492068
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Here is your chance to go inside the huddle, head into the locker room, or grab a seat on the sideline. This is your exclusive pass to get on the team plane or have breakfast at the team hotel. Go behind the scenes and peek into the private world of the players, coaches, and decision makers and eavesdrop on their conversations.

Kingdom Church and World Biblical Themes for Today

Author: Howard A. Snyder
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781579108212
Release Date: 2001-11-30
Genre: Religion

Everywhere the church is rediscovering Jesus' call to live under God's rule. What the world needs, however, is not just greater kingdom awareness but more kingdom action. How can the church stabilize families, revitalize, neighborhoods, create just societies and a peaceful world? How can we hasten the day when the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdom of our Lord?

Sabotaged

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442406461
Release Date: 2010-08-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

After helping Chip and Alex survive 15th-century London, Jonah and Katherine are summoned to help another missing child, Andrea, face her fate. Andrea is really Virginia Dare, from the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Jonah and Katherine are confident in their ability to help Andrea fix history, but when their journey goes dangerously awry, they realize that they may be in over their heads: They’ve landed in the wrong time period. Andrea doesn’t seem that interested in leaving the past. And even worse, it appears that someone has deliberately sabotaged their mission....

Leadership

Author: Craig E. Johnson
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478637073
Release Date: 2018-01-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Leadership: A Communication Perspective has been at the forefront of university and college leadership courses for nearly three decades, providing a compelling, authoritative introduction to leadership as a communication-based activity. The new edition continues the tradition of excellence with an up-to-date treatment of theory and research combined with practical, real-world advice for improving communication competence and leadership effectiveness. Relevant: The authors profile contemporary leaders and organizations like Alibaba’s Jack Ma, Zappos’ Tony Hsieh, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Uber, The Container Store, Airbnb, Chipotle, the Waffle House, Nordstrom, and Google. Their presentation balances current scholarship and trends with historical perspectives to provide a fuller understanding of the study and practice of leadership. Comprehensive: Leadership and followership are examined in multiple contexts, including organizational leadership, public leadership, and leadership in groups and teams. Topics new to this edition include transcendent followership, the leadership skills approach, team coaching, escalation of commitment, invisible leadership, cultural intelligence, trigger events, and resilience. Full-featured: Self-Assessments measure readers’ perceptions of personal leadership skills, communication style, cultural intelligence, motivation to lead, and more. Case Studies examine leadership situations and pose thoughtful questions that prompt students to apply their experiences and understandings. Research Highlights summarize seminal and recent scholarship. Chapter Takeaways reinforce important concepts and action steps. Application Exercises offer abundant opportunities to explore, practice, and reflect on chapter content. Cultural Connections discuss leadership expectations and behaviors in other cultures. Leadership on the Big Screen correlates chapter concepts with the themes of popular films and documentaries.

What it Means to be a Wolverine

Author: Kevin Allen
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: UOM:39015071123494
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation

An oral history chronicles the 112-year winning tradition of the University of Michigan Wolverines football program, detailing the team's forty conference titles, thirty-four bowl game wins, and eleven national championships, as seen through the eyes of the storied players and coaches of the team.

Thinking Fast and Slow

Author: Daniel Kahneman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429969352
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Psychology

Major New York Times bestseller Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

Author: Mini Grey
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375984969
Release Date: 2014-08-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A hilarious tale of two nursery-rhyme heroes on the run, from the award-winning creator of the Traction Man series! When the cow jumped over the moon, the dish ran away with the spoon . . . to seek fame and fortune in twentieth-century America. This is the never-before-told story of their exciting adventures out in the big world. How this famous nursery rhyme couple learns that crime doesn’t pay—and love conquers all—is a treat for the whole family! Hand this to fans of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s The True Story of the Three Little Pigs or The Stinky Cheese Man. “This inventive tale of true love will sustain many re-readings by readers of all ages.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Hey-diddle-delightful.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

Found

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416596925
Release Date: 2008-04-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he's never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who's also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, "You are one of the missing." The second one says, "Beware! They're coming back to get you." Jonah, Chip, and Jonah's sister, Katherine, are plunged into a mystery that involves the FBI, a vast smuggling operation, an airplane that appeared out of nowhere -- and people who seem to appear and disappear at will. The kids discover they are caught in a battle between two opposing forces that want very different things for Jonah and Chip's lives. Do Jonah and Chip have any choice in the matter? And what should they choose when both alternatives are horrifying? With Found, Margaret Peterson Haddix begins a new series that promises to be every bit as suspenseful as her Shadow Children series -- which has sold more than 41/2 million copies -- and proves her, once again, to be a master of the page-turner.

Human Relations

Author: Vivian McCann
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134416632
Release Date: 2016-08-23
Genre: Psychology

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Adjustment, Interpersonal Behavior, and Human Relations A conceptual and skills-based overview of relationship building in today’s world Human Relations: The Art and Science of Building Effective Relationships helps students learn how to communicate more effectively within all of their personal and professional relationships. Employing a three-tiered approach to human relations, author Vivian McCann helps students to understand the psychological concepts that underlie relationships, to build the skills needed to communicate effectively, and to consider the influence of cultural norms and backgrounds throughout the relationship-building process. Revised to reflect the latest data and research, the Second Edition also includes updated information about how new technologies have greatly impacted today’s relationships. NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook. Human Relations: The Art and Science of Building Effective Relationships, Second Edition is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

B Is for Beer

Author: Tom Robbins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061914546
Release Date: 2009-04-21
Genre: Fiction

A Children's Book About Beer? Yes, believe it or not—but B Is for Beer is also a book for adults, and bear in mind that it's the work of maverick bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, inter-nationally known for his ability to both seriously illuminate and comically entertain. nce upon a time (right about now) there was a planet (how about this one?) whose inhabitants consumed thirty-six billion gallons of beer each year (it's a fact, you can Google it). Among those affected, each in his or her own way, by all the bubbles, burps, and foam, was a smart, wide-eyed, adventurous kindergartner named Gracie; her distracted mommy; her insensitive dad; her non-conformist uncle; and a magical, butt-kicking intruder from a world within our world. Populated by the aforementioned characters—and as charming as it may be subversive—B Is for Beer involves readers, young and old, in a surprising, far-reaching investigation into the limits of reality, the transformative powers of children, and, of course, the ultimate meaning of a tall, cold brewski.

Human Relations

Author: Vivian Hamilton
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131930648
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Psychology

Relationships are the very foundation of our lives. Whether personal or professional, our ability to understand and commuinicate effectively with the people in our lives can make the difference between a satisfying, fulfilling life and one filled with tension and frustration. With this in mind, it's suprising that so few of us take the time to critcally examine the makeup and workings of these connections. This text examines human relations by integrating key components of successful relationships: internal influences on thoughts, feelings, and behaviors ; external or sociocultural influences and communication principles and skill building. These main features help drive students towards better understanding and more effective communication within all of their relationships.

Bureau of Misplaced Dads The

Author: Eric Veille
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781771386029
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When a boy�s father goes missing, he looks for him at The Bureau of Misplaced Dads, where at least 20 or 30 dads wander in every day and wait for their kids to fetch them. There are bearded dads, a dad named Michael and even a Super Dad, but none of them belong to the boy. He is about to lose hope when he suddenly remembers what he and his father were playing just before the disappearance. Like the best dads, this book is a little bit kooky and a whole lot of fun.