Are you looking for proof they love you? Could you survive the zombie apocalypse? Do you know how to build a fire or how US tax brackets work? What is a debt snowball? Does your home insurance cover acts of God? A series of over 35 short lessons and essays on things every one should know. Part of the "Things Every Goddess Should Know" series.
Why doesn't self-help help? Cultural critic Micki McGee puts forward this paradoxical question as she looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products--books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers--is exploding, and there seems to be no end in sight. Rather than seeing narcissism at the root of the self-help craze, as others have contended, McGee shows a nation relying on self-help culture for advice on how to cope in an increasingly volatile and competitive work world. Self-Help, Inc. reveals how makeover culture traps Americans in endless cycles of self-invention and overwork as they struggle to stay ahead of a rapidly restructuring economic order. A lucid and fascinating treatment of the modern obsession with work and self-improvement, this lively book will strike a chord with its acute diagnosis of the self-help trap and its sharp suggestions for how we can address the alienating conditions of modern work and family life.
This book supplies a simple, memorable, and effective formula to solve problematic behaviors in the work environment and life in general. An invaluable guidebook, it will help readers move beyond mediocrity and achieve happier, more successful lives. • Presents a simple and practical formula with six key values that drive happiness and success in work-life: (H,S) = f(4C,2R) • Explains why and how to deal with the complex need for self-awareness and self-improvement • Shows readers how to apply the Pareto principle (or the 80-20 Rule) to address the majority of bad work-life behaviors • Provides an in-depth review of each of the six key behaviors and ways to improve • Supplies a self-assessment tool that enables readers to gauge how they measure up on each behavior spectrum
The Elements of Self-Improvement is a must-have reference guide – one that deserves a place on everyone’s handheld, tablet, e-reader, or bookshelf. Clear, concise, and compelling, this book is an invaluable tool, whether you have just graduated, are building a career or family, are a leader in a company large or small, or are looking to give back to your community. Use just one of the nearly 200 recommendations in this book – whether it’s how to sharpen your communication skills, navigate through an organization, get along better with others, conduct crisp and successful negotiations, or choose the surest route to building wealth – and it will have paid for itself 1,000 times over.
Stress Reduction, Improved Well-being, and Organizational Effectiveness
Author: Professor Cary L Cooper CBE
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Business & Economics
Creating Healthy Workplaces includes interventions that relate the efforts undertaken by researchers and organizations to reduce stress and improve the mental and physical health of employees through positive change initiatives. Those working in the field of occupational stress have received criticism that too much emphasis has been placed on negative issues and that positive initiatives have been largely ignored. This book delves into both the positive and the stress fields and compares the types of interventions each entail. Some of the interventions described target individuals and their attitudes and behaviours, others target workplace relationships, work units and the wider organization. Outcomes such as reduced occurrences of smoking, obesity, depression, elevated blood pressure, accidents and workplace injuries, absence and staff turnover are reported. The factors associated with the success of these interventions are identified and advice is given as to how you might proceed to develop worksite interventions of your own.
This book shows how principles of self-regulated learning are being implemented in secondary classrooms. The 14 chapters are theoretically driven and supported by empirical research and address all common high school content areas. The book comprises 29 lesson plans in English language arts, natural and physical sciences, social studies, mathematics, foreign language, art, music, health, and physical education. Additionally, the chapters address students with special needs, technology, and homework. Each chapter begins with one or more lesson plans written by master teachers, followed by narratives explaining how the lesson plans were implemented. The chapters conclude with an analysis written by expert researchers of the self-regulated learning elements in the lessons. Each lesson and each analysis incorporate relevant educational standards for that area. Different types of high schools in several states serve as venues. This powerful new book edited by Maria K. DiBenedetto provides a unique and invaluable resource for both secondary teachers and researchers committed to supporting adolescents in the development of academic self-regulation. Each chapter is jointly written by teachers who provide a wealth of materials, including lesson plans, and researchers who situate these lesson plans and academic self-regulation goals within the larger work on self-regulation. The topics covered are far broader than any other book I have seen in terms of developing academic self-regulation, covering over a dozen content areas, including literacy, mathematics, social studies, the sciences, and the arts. Teachers and scholars alike will find this book a must read. Karen Harris, EdD, Arizona State University A practical and magnificent blend of educational research and application. This book goes beyond presenting the findings of research on self regulation by connecting detailed strategies that align with the standards to the research. DiBenedetto et al. clearly illustrate how to develop self regulated learners in the classroom. A refreshing must read for all secondary educators and educational researchers seeking to be well grounded in education research and practical application techniques. Heather Brookman, PhD, Fusion Academy- Park Avenue Self-regulated learning is a research-based process by which teachers help students realize their own role in the learning process. Connecting Self-Regulated Learning and Performance with Instruction Across High School Content Areas consists of model teachers’ lessons and analyses by prominent educational psychologists in the field of self-regulated learning. The book provides teachers with the tools needed to increase students’ awareness of learning and inspires all educators to use self-regulated learning to promote engagement, motivation, and achievement in their students. The book also provides administrators with the principles needed to infuse evidenced based self-regulated learning into their curriculum and instruction. I highly recommend the book! Marty Richburg, Northside High School
Opportunities Exist to Strengthen SEC's Administration of the Act
Author: Yvonne D. Jones
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
The Public Utility Holding Co. Act of 1935 (PUHCA), which is administered by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), subjects public utility holding companies to federal regulation. Some recent events have raised concerns about SEC's administration of the act. This report reviews SEC's administration of PUHCA. The report's objectives included: 1. determining the nature & the extent to which SEC regulates registered holding companies & the results of its regulation; 2. the extent to which SEC reviews claims of exemption & the results of these reviews; & 3. how SEC determines whether companies have a controlling influence over public utilities or holding companies. Charts & tables.