New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley continues her Shifters Unbound series with the tale of a hot hunk of a bear Shifter on the hunt for a mate… Cormac has been moving from one Shiftertown to the next in search of a mate. Now he’s in Southern Nevada, where a beautiful, unmated bear Shifter greets him…with a shotgun in her hands. Nell is a hot-tempered mother of two cubs, and she doesn’t take kindly to new Shifters showing up in town without her consent—even one with a sexy smile and brilliant blue eyes. But when her sons are endangered and she desperately needs help protecting them, Cormac proves he’s worthy of her trust as well as her desire. Includes previews for Jennifer Ashley’s upcoming WILD WOLF and RULES FOR A PROPER GOVERNESS Praise for the Shifters Unbound series “A must-buy series for paranormal romance lovers.”—Fiction Vixen “Ashley’s Shifter world is exciting, sexy, and magical.”—Yasmine Galenorn, New York Times bestselling author Perfect Mate previously appeared in Unbound Jennifer Ashley, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and winner of a Romance Writers of America RITA Award, also writes as national bestselling and award-winning author Allyson James. She lives in the Southwest with her husband and cats, and spends most of her time in the wonderful worlds of her stories.
""The approach taken by these authors adds something new to the existing market. There is a good balance between theory and concepts on one hand and practical applications and cases on the other hand."" Prof. dr. Gerard H.M. Evers, Professor of Human Capital Valuation, Tilburg University, The Netherlands ""The authors appreciate the critical role that a human resource strategy can and should play in an overall organisational strategy. The text encourages the reader to explore the links between management issues and HR strategy."" Marjorie Corbridge, Associate Dean (Curriculum Development) at the University of Portsmouth Business School. This book is ideal for students of advanced undergraduate modules in HRM, masters programmes in HRM, CIPD specialist electives and MBA and DMS students. Starting from the premise that managing human resources "strategically "is crucial for long term organisational success this book is essential reading for future line managers as well as Human Resource specialists. The authors define 'human resources' as the "capabilities" and "potentia"l that people bring to work organisations. They examine the "process" of negotiation, argument, conflict and resolution in all human resource exchanges within a range of management issues. Within this process, the authors suggest, managers need to make a series of strategic choices among which a direct or an indirect, evolving human resource strategy is critical. Key reasons to read this book An imaginative and engaging running case study examines how theory and practice can be integrated Encourages critical reflection of current practices so that students are challenged by what they read A non-ethnocentric approach to the subject area makes it ideal for a broad audience. Forward written by Kevan Scholes, co-author of the bestselling Exploring Corporate Strategy About the authors" John Leopold is Professor of Human Resource Management, Lynette Harris is Professor of HRM & Professional Practice and Tony Watson is Professor of Organisational and Managerial Behaviour, all at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University. All contributors are teachers, researchers and practitioners in the field of HRM."""
Stephanie Brun de Pontet,Craig E. Aronoff,John L. Ward
Making it Work for Business, the Family, and the Future
Author: Stephanie Brun de Pontet,Craig E. Aronoff,John L. Ward
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Business & Economics
The family business becomes much more complex as it goes from the founder/entrepreneur to next generations. As more family members work together several challenges become apparent and can threaten the business if not addressed. This book, written by experts in the field of family business, shows the family members how to confront the problems and how to create solutions. Including: -Acknowledging that change needs to happen class -Building a formal structure around the business... including decision making processes -Strengthening both personal and professional relationships -Determining who has a role in the family business (spouses, children) -Creating a process to address conflict And more. The authors have over 50 year work experience in family business.. .from their business research at top universities, to their global consulting practice.
Michael Bloch's biography of the woman Edward VIII renounced kingship to marry drew on his previous publication of their intimate corespondence, and presented a picture of her which was often startlingly at variance with previous accounts.It brings vividly to life the qualities which captivated her royal suitor, and caused some surprise by speculating that much of the mystery of her life might be explained by an element of gender confusion.
A Panorama of God's Word in 366 Daily Readings and Reflections
Author: Philip Yancey,Brenda Quinn
The story of the Bible starts with the simple statement, "In the beginning, God created . . ." From that first sentence of Genesis, the story of salvation unfolds in strange and wonderful mingling of the commonplace and the miraculous, the human and the transcendent. But if you were born after the baby boom, chances are the Bible seems more like an item of passing interest than a book of depth and meaning for the twenty-first century. If you're not familiar with the Bible, it can be difficult to put into perspective the puzzle of kings and prophets, giants and seven-headed dragons, shepherd boys and itinerant preachers, Old Testament law and New Testament grace. Meet the Bible introduces you to the full, epic sweep of the Bible -- the characters, the places, the times, the stories, and the meanings of this Book of books -- and shows you that even the most obscure passage can hold relevance for your life once you understand what to look for. Award-winning writer Philip Yancey and author Brenda Quinn are your guides on this one-year reading tour of the Bible. Each day's reading includes Scripture, contemporary commentary, and questions for contemplation -- all designed to offer insight into how the passage fits into the overall story of the Bible, and how it can speak to your life today. Meet the Bible takes you through the twists and turns of the Bible's many narratives, the high points and the low points, the good characters and the bad, as well as the eternal thoughts and descriptions of God and his Son, Jesus Christ. Here are stories to remember, images of real people and circumstances closer to your own life than you've ever imagined. By the time you've finished the year's worth of reading, you'll have gained a panoramic view of the whole Bible and a firm understanding of its ideas and teachings. If you've never read the Bible, or hardly know the Bible, or would just like to read the Bible in a fresh new way, Meet the Bible offers an inspiring mix of timeless wisdom and contemporary insight that will cause faith to ignite within you. Direct excerpts from Scripture give readers a panoramic tour of the Bible’s key passages, personalities, events, and ideas as the Old Testament sweeps into the New Testament. Culturally relevant commentary from Quinn and Yancey sheds light on each day’s passage, examining the twists and turns of the Bible’s many narratives, the high points and the low points, the good characters and the bad, as well as the eternal thoughts and descriptions of God and his Son. Reflections every five days provide life application for the week’s Scripture readings.
Two thousand years ago, there was a great bay and a peaceful land filled with sage, citrus trees, and pine. And there was a tribe called the Topaa. Marimi, a healer in her tribe, is unprepared for what fate holds in store for her. Without her knowledge, her actions place her under the watchful, suspicious gaze of a rival...and Marimi's family is placed under a curse that impacts how their legacy unfolds. From prehistoric California to the days of Spanish explorers, from the time of California colonialism to the swashbuckling cowboy days of early Los Angeles and right up to the present day, Scared Ground tells the story of the female descendants of Marimi. It tells of their loves, their betrayals, their loses, their families, and their ruthless ambitions that would forge a new country.
To Tame His Mate - Erik offers his help when an injury befalls the lovely she-wolf, Sarah, whom he discovers on his property. Attraction sparks and he soon realizes that she is his destined mate. Shortly after deciding to give the whole thing a trial run, their mutual attraction over whelms them, but danger is stalking her, and Erik is determined to find a way to keep her safe. - To Protect His Mate - Stephanie's had her share of pain in life before moving to Hastings, only to discover that her new-found friends are werewolves. Abraham has already fallen hard for Stephanie, but she's holding back and he's not sure why. There's a threat lurking close by, but can Abe figure things out, and still keep Stephanie out of harms way? - To Save His Mate - Lacy is an undercover officer trying to track down a killer when she meets handsome firefighter Ethan. Ethan's life was simple, until he laid eyes on his every fantasy come to life. Now, as they work together to catch a killer, he must remain focused. However, when the killer makes their move, will he be in time to save his mate? - To Claim His Mate - Adam is feeling discouraged after of his siblings have found their loves. When he meets Eva in the store, his inner wolf instantly recognizes her as his fated mate. When she finds herself in an unthinkable situation, he immediately steps up to protect and shield her from the ugliness threatening to pull her down. But can he rescue her from the man behind all of her trouble before he does the unthinkable? - The Cub Club - Come and join the brothers in this little bonus story, as they welcome the newest members of the family in a very special way. Oh, those poor guys...
Janice M. Rasheed,Mikal N. Rasheed,James A. Marley
Author: Janice M. Rasheed,Mikal N. Rasheed,James A. Marley
Publisher: SAGE Publications
This text offers a straightforward, comprehensive overview of both traditional and evolving theoretical models of family therapy and intervention techniques as well as a discussion of clinical issues unique to family therapy practice. Aiming to prepare students to develop beginning proficiency in family therapy, the authors outline major family therapy models in detail, including a step by step description of concepts, theories, skills, and techniques as well as a history of each model and its conceptual and theoretical underpinnings. The text also provides extensive case illustrations of family interviews that identify the specific stages, clinical issues, concepts, theories and techniques associated with each model. This core text is designed for graduate level courses such as Family Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Marriage and Family Counseling, Family Systems Theory, and Family Counseling in departments of social work, psychology, nursing, education, or human services.
In northern California lives a family of cougar shifters. A pack that has established themselves as a beacon of sophistication and the epitome of class in the cougar community. The three sons of the Hayes family are all as different as three men could be. Inside these brothers resides cougars that share their souls and guide them through life. Dax Hayes, the oldest brother, has plans that don't include running the family business. Wanting to establish himself, he moves away from his family to start his own vineyard. Fate often has other plans and Dax meets his One, Effie Ward, the mate he has been seeking. Everett Hayes is the brains of the Hayes operation and is loaned out to work for the Klein Cougar pack in Las Vegas. There he meets Layla Klein who wants nothing more than to prove herself in a tough world. The fates have other plans for both of them. Stryker Hayes is a man that loves his motorcycle and being free from the constraints of being a Hayes. In a little town in Oregon, he finds the most unlikely mate in a quiet librarian named Liberty. Libby likes watching Stryker from a distance but never thought she could get close to him, much less being with him forever.Cougar's VictoryCougar's LuckCougar's Gift
Retired colonel Alfred S. Habetrawongo, when he believed that the time was right, he had run for the political office of the president of the United States of America. The electoral college votes came into play and had made it almost impossible for him to run for office. He has also issued six (6) white papers as part of his campaign that came under a great deal of criticism. 1. Taxes 2. Education 3. Health care 4. Free trade in this hemisphere 5. Reorganization of the United Nations 6. Other miscellaneous and Current topics and political issues The above speeches were given sometimes to hostile audiences in which the colonel was shot by someone in the audience. He was also a very close friend of admiral of the North Atlantic Fleet who has dropped two (2) atomic bombs over Germany. In running for the presidency, he was again shot at while giving a speech at the Hollywood Bowl. With the help of his loyal team, he has campaigned until the current seated president started to issue negatives advisories against him and a final decision that his team made for him about his running for president.
A Struggle of an Ex-Biafran Soldier to Attain His American Dream
Author: Chuka Clement Ndubizu
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Going to America: A struggle of an ex-Biafran soldier to attain his American dream, is a true story of the authors struggles to achieve his passionate desire for obtaining higher education in the United States. The struggles started in Nigeria right after the Nigeria/Biafra war in 1970. The situation then made it extremely difficult for a young Igbo man to get a Nigerian passport and a United States students visa. This personal story reflects the lack of sincerity on the part of the people who ran the Nigerian Federal government at that time. This story also reveals the difference between the expectations of the young African student as he struggled to come to the United States and the realities he experienced on arrival in the United States of America. He lacked the money to pay for an Ivy-league education but he had tremendous faith and determination to succeed. At the end he succeeded.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has 6 million members in the United States today (and 13 million worldwide). Yet, while there has been extensive study of Mormon history, comparatively little scholarly attention has been paid to contemporary Mormons. The best sociological study of Mormon life, Thomas O'Dea's The Mormons, is now over fifty years old. What is it like to be a Mormon in America today? Melvyn Hammarberg attempts to answer this question by offering an ethnography of contemporary Mormons. In The Mormon Quest for Glory, Hammarberg examines Mormon history, rituals, social organization, family connections, gender roles, artistic traditions, use of media, and missionary work. He writes as a sympathetic outsider who has studied Mormon life for decades, and strives to explain the religious world of the Latter-day Saints through the lens of their own spiritual understanding. Drawing on a survey, participant observation, interviews, focus groups, attendance at religious gatherings, diaries, church periodicals, lesson manuals, and other church literature, Hammarberg aims to present a comprehensive picture of the religious world of the Latter-day Saints.
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Developmental disorders affect a high percentage of people in contemporary society. As such, it is imperative to dedicate time and research to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of these disorders. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an innovative reference source for the latest academic material on emerging perspectives, treatment and care techniques, and therapeutic strategies to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Highlighting a range of topics such as social skills, educational support, and assistive technologies, this book is ideally designed for healthcare professionals, researchers, students, academics, and practitioners interested in learning more about autism spectrum disorders.
If only the answer to every marital question were as easy as “I do!” For many couples the challenges of planning their nuptials are a piece of (wedding) cake compared to what comes after: How do we merge our finances—or do we? Do we need to spend every free minute together? And how do we decide where to spend our first Thanksgiving? Online wedding community TheKnot.com was fielding so many questions like these from their newly married members that they were inspired to create an entirely new site—TheNest.com—dedicated to the unique issues that face people in the first few years of marriage. A 24/7 virtual married-best-friend-who’s-been-there-before, the site and its thousands of just-married members dish out advice on everything from how to get your permanent roommate to pick up his or her dirty socks, to how to inspect a property when you’re buying your first home, to foolproof guidelines for entertaining the in-laws. Unlike single friends (who don’t have the experience to give tried and true advice) or Mom (who has lots of experience but tends to give too much advice), Nesties share their experiences with no strings attached—and free of the worries that come with real-world friendship. Now the editors of The Nest have brought together the very best of this hard-won knowledge, plus their own astute insights into the early years of marriage, to create a unique resource for navigating the sometimes bumpy road of marriage. Touching on everything from money to sex and starting a family, they go where no etiquette book or self-help manual has gone before, providing real-life solutions for the myriad problems even the happiest couple can encounter when two become one. The first in a series of books for any couple who wants every day of their new lives together to be as fulfilling and meaningful as the day they walked down the aisle, The Nest Newlywed Handbook goes beyond platitudes and pep talks to explore the many rich rewards of married life. An offshoot of the hugely popular wedding website The Knot, The Nest started out as an online community of girls grappling with the emotional issues—and enormous to-do lists—that come with the first years of marriage. The Nest has grown into a weekly webzine, a print magazine, and now a book series—all 100% committed to the phrase “happily ever after.” Visit us at thenest.com. Secrets every couple needs to know, from the website that put marriage on the map Whether you’re about to tie the knot or are already well into your first years together, you are sure to have realized that this is not your parents’ marriage. Oh, how the rules—and roles—have changed. Who does the housework now that everyone works? If you want to keep your money separate—does it mean you’re not committed? Is it OK to order takeout when the in-laws come for dinner? The Nest Newlywed Handbook is your road map to modern married life, guiding you through the ins and outs of tackling life as a twosome. Get tips and tricks on: •Merging your money (or not) •Building the family fortune •Loving your in-laws •Buying your first home •Decorating as a duo •Divvying up the chores •Keeping the flame alive •Fighting nicely •Talking about kids •Maintaining your single friends •Hosting during the holidays •Figuring out the future This book is filled with advice, detailed to-dos, checklists, quizzes, and worksheets that are sure to spark conversations, fix problems, and get your new life together on track and off to a good start.
Every generation must read the Bible afresh. Israeli philosopher and public intellectual Eliezer Schweid offers his own bold reading, breaking with old stereotypes and challenging today's readers--both Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and secular--to confront the Book of Books anew. What kind of God does the Bible portray? What is the world's origin and purpose? What is our task in it as human beings in relation to ourselves, our families, our compatriots, the human race, and the world itself? How do the days of creation unfold into the days, years, and generations of human history? What is special about Israel, and what are the limits of that quality? What can we learn about the achievements and failings of the Biblical heroes and heroines to guide our own lives? The author addresses all these issues and more with originality, insight, warmth, and humor.
This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content: • An exclusive preview chapter from Jean M. Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves, on sale in hardcover March 29, 2011 • An Earth’s Children® series sampler including free chapters from the other books in Jean M. Auel’s bestselling series • A Q&A with the author about the Earth’s Children® series Ayla, the heroine first introduced in The Clan of the Cave Bear, is known and loved by millions of readers. Now, in The Plains of Passage, Ayla’s story continues. Ayla and Jondalar set out on horseback across the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe. To the hunter-gatherers of their world--who have never seen tame animals--Ayla and Jondalar appear enigmatic and frightening. The mystery surrounding the woman, who speaks with a strange accent and talks to animals with their own sounds, is heightened by her uncanny control of a large, powerful wolf. The tall, yellow-haired man who rides by her side is also held in awe, not only for the magnificent stallion he commands, but also for his skill as a crafter of stone tools, and for the new weapon he devises, the spear-thrower. In the course of their cross-continental odyssey, Ayla and Jondalar encounter both savage enemies and brave friends. Together they learn that the vast and unknown world can be difficult and treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful and enlightening as well. All the pain and pleasure bring them closer to their ultimate destination, for the orphaned Ayla and the wandering Jondalar must reach that place on earth they can call home. As sweeping and spectacular as the land she creates, Jean M. Auel’s The Plains of Passage is an astonishing novel of discovery, danger, and love, a triumph for one of the world’s most original and popular authors.