A Kick in the Seat of the Pants

Using Your Explorer, Artist, Judge, & Warrior to be More Creative

Author: Roger Von Oech



Category: Creative thinking

Page: 153

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This book shares proven techniques for stimulating creativity and innovation.

Creative, Efficient, and Effective Project Management

Author: Ralph L. Kliem

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 871

Creative companies are distinguished by their ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic, changing economy. Their products and services stand out in the market, and these companies’ ability to be agile and innovative is key to their success. Creative, Efficient, and Effective Project Management supplies an in-depth discussion of creativity and its relationship to project management. Specifically, it explains how the tools and techniques of creativity can be used to enhance the five processes executed during a project: defining, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Establishing the groundwork for encouraging and sustaining creativity in your projects, the book details the benefits of integrating creativity in projects. It discusses common, and not so common, tools and techniques for developing project management deliverables and identifies the challenges that can arise when using creativity in a project. It also details ten little-known facts that can help you overcome the obstacles that often prevent organizations from tapping into the power of creativity in their projects. Each chapter includes a checklist and a case study on the application of the concepts presented. The book also indicates, where applicable, how the topics of discussion relate to the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). Creativity resides in everyone, but for the most part remains untapped. In this book, you will find thoughts, tools, and techniques that will enable you to tap into your team’s creative energy and direct it towards achieving your project goals and objectives.

NTCs Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Mcgraw-hill


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 576

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The revised and updated third edition of this comprehensive slang dictionary has more than 800 new expressions. Realistic example sentences--provided for each sense of every entry--show how expressions are used in current, everyday American English. Pronunciations and cautionary notes are provided as needed, and a Phrase-Finder Index helps users locate entries quickly.

McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

The Most Up-to-Date Reference for the Nonstandard Usage, Popular Jargon, and Vulgarisms of Contempos

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: McGraw-Hill ESL References


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 546

View: 713

Defines over twelve thousand examples of American slang and provides information on usage and taboo language.

The Essence of Chaplin

The Style, the Rhythm and the Grace of a Master

Author: John Fawell

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

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Charlie Chaplin’s remarkable life and comedic talent have been the focus of countless popular and scholarly studies. In this groundbreaking work, Chaplin’s often underrated skills as a film director take center stage. Highlighting the screen icon’s significance as a filmmaker, this study focuses on the heart of Chaplin’s cinema—his silent works starring his alter-ego, Charlie—and examines both his great silent film features like The Kid, The Gold Rush and Modern Times, and his shorter, earlier films like The Immigrant, The Pawn Shop, The Pilgrim and A Dog’s Life. An analysis of the formal properties of Chaplin’s filmmaking reveals the merit of his cinema, the depth of its emotion and the extent of its meaning. Chaplin is among the great artists of any medium, in any time, with an ability to touch on very subtle aspects of the human condition.

Basic Law

A Mystery of Cold War Europe

Author: J. Sydney Jones

Publisher: Open Road Media


Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 888

A peace-seeking man must unravel the mystery that led to his former lover’s death Expat American journalist Sam Kramer is burned out: too many dead bodies, too many wars covered, too little meaning in it all. He’s got a dead-end job at the Daily European as the correspondent for Vienna, where nothing happens now that the Cold War is over. And that is exactly how Kramer likes it. But his private neutral zone is shattered with news of the suicide of Reni Müller, a German left-wing firebrand and Kramer’s long-estranged ex-girlfriend. To his surprise, Kramer suddenly finds himself the executor of Reni’s literary estate—but the damning memoir named in her will is nowhere to be found. Tracking down the manuscript will lead Kramer to the unsettling truth of Reni’s death, drawing him back into the days of the Cold War and showing him the dark side of the woman he loved.

McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idoms and Phrasal Verbs

Author: Richard Spears

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional


Category: Reference

Page: 1098

View: 842

Learn the language of Nebraska . . .and 49 other states With more entries than any other reference of its kind, McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs shows you how American English is spoken today. You will find commonly used phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, proverbial expressions, and clichés. The dictionary contains more than 24,000 entries, each defined and followed by one or two example sentences. It also includes a Phrase-Finder Index with more than 60,000 entries.

The Raymond Chandler Papers

Selected Letters and Nonfiction, 1909–1959

Author: Raymond Chandler

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic


Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Selected letters and nonfiction of one of America’s most beloved writers “reveals the occasionally softer side of the man behind the hard-boiled mysteries” (Library Journal). The Raymond Chandler Papers brings together the correspondence and other previously uncollected writing of America’s undisputed master of crime fiction and creator of the iconic private eye Phillip Marlowe, revealing all aspects of the great artist’s powerful personality and broad intellectual curiosity. Featuring a selection of Chandler’s previously unpublished early writings—including a gripping piece about his combat experiences in World War I—and an abandoned profile of the infamous mobster “Lucky” Luciano, The Raymond Chandler Papers is a must-have for all true fans and an important contribution toward understanding the life and work of the enigmatic man Evelyn Waugh called “the greatest living American novelist.” “Since this is Chandler’s writing, quotable, funny, even hilarious comments appear on every page.” —Publishers Weekly

Management Development: An Infoline Collection


Publisher: American Society for Training and Development


Category: Business & Economics


View: 606

Management Development: An Infoline Collection contains 17 Infoline issues bound in one volume. This collection is ideal for managers and any trainer tasked with management development. Our editors have hand-picked the best issues, covering an array of management development topics. Issues include Be a Better Manager; Leadership Development; Strategic Planning 101; How to Delegate; Leading Work Teams; How to Resolve Conflict; How to Facilitate; Meetings That Work; Basics of Emotional Intelligence; Harness the Power of Coaching; Mastering the Art of Feedback; Mentoring; Interview Skills for Managers; Motivating Employees; How to Conduct a Performance Appraisal; Succession Planning; and Change Management.

On Leadership

Essential Principles for Business, Political, and Personal Success

Author: Donald J. Palmisano

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 548

Whether you re looking to improve a management style or inspire others, this book is an invaluable tool. Bill Frist, former U.S. Senate Majority...

Retreats That Work

Everything You Need to Know About Planning and Leading Great Offsites

Author: Merianne Liteman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 922

Based on the best-selling first edition, this greatly expanded andupdated version contains forty-seven new activities, moreinformation about how to design and lead retreats, and additionalsuggestions for how to recover when things go wrong. A CD-ROMallows you to print out chapters for distribution to key leaders,duplicate templates, and produce handouts for specific exercises. Whether you're planning to lead an offsite retreat for the firsttime or the ninety-ninth time, this easy-to-use, one-stop resourceprovides: Step-by-step instructions for leading a wide variety of testedexercises. Insight into establishing effective working relationships withclients. Information on what to include in your retreat designs. Suggestions for encouraging participants to speak up and playan active role. Tools for managing conflict. Guidance on making decisions during a retreat and changingcourse when necessary. Strategies for developing and implementing action plans. Tips for follow-up so you can keep the change train ontrack. Order your copy of this practical guide today!

Branding TV

Principles and Practices

Author: Walter McDowell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 397

In an effort to halt increasing media competition and decreasing audience shares, Branding has become the new mantra among television station and network executives. Branding TV: Principles and Practices second edition goes beyond the jargon of branding to explain the essential principles underlying successful branding and offers many practical strategies to measure, build and manage television brand equity. For instructional purposes, the book pays particular attention to the local commercial TV station and its news franchise. Written by broadcast professionals with years of experience, this book shows how the notions of branding are no more prevalent than in the battle for dominance in local news. The practical suggestions in the book will help the savvy manager understand and take advantage of branding in their efforts to move their property to the forefront in the marketplace.

Teachers Working Together for School Success

Author: Mario C. Martinez

Publisher: Corwin Press


Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 199

Through examples, illustrations, and self-assessments, this volume provides the tools teachers need to build the productive working relationships that are the foundation of successful schools.


Author: Katie Lee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 246

After finding an incriminating text on her husband's phone, screenwriter Emma Walker leaves New York City for a coastal town in Mexico.

Re-engineering at Work

Author: Michael Loh

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

View: 875

Business process re-engineering has been hailed as the answer to the challenges faced by business in the late 1990s, yet many re-engineering programmes have fallen short of expectations, or have failed altogether. Several years on, where is it all going now? What benefits does it have to offer today?

Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement

Author: Linda Lambert

Publisher: ASCD


Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 457

Following the publication of Building Leadership Capacity in Schools in 1998, Linda Lambert visited educators around the world to see how they had applied the ideas presented in her book to their schools and districts. Though everyone she spoke with agreed on the importance of high leadership capacity, they also had many questions about how best to achieve this goal. Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement is the author's attempt to answer those questions. The book begins by outlining the five major prerequisites for high leadership capacity: * Skillful participation in the work of leadership *Inquiry-based use of data to inform decisions and practice *Broad involvement and collective responsibility for student learning *Reflective practice that leads to innovation *High or steadily improving student achievement In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of steps schools should take to meet these criteria, Lambert quotes at length from her discussions with educators to provide a view of leadership enhancement techniques in practice. She also includes helpful rubrics and surveys that teachers and administrators alike can use to personally assess their leadership skills. Combining the author's own insights with real-life examples and practical exercises, Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement is an indispensable guide to enhancing and sustaining a culture of leadership in any school.

Reengineering MIS

Aligning Information Technology and Business Operations

Author: Kevin G. Coleman

Publisher: IGI Global


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 441

View: 157

Reengineering MIS: Aligning Information Technology and Business Operations provides the background and foundation that will allow the radical change necessary for MIS to contribute to the success of the organization. It provides detailed understanding of reengineering initiatives in business.

Teaching Green

The Middle Years

Author: Tim Grant

Publisher: New Society Publishers


Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 968

A complete resource for "teaching green" to young people in grades 6-8

Adirondack Tall Tales

Author: Helen Escha Tyler

Publisher: Xulon Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 191

As Martha looked through her mother's notes and also reflected on her own life, she realized there were other unfinished books about the Adirondacks. For example, she has written An Adirondack Scotch Pine Love Story and, in conjunction with her husband, a biography of Tom Norman, a well known farmer and entrepreneur in the North Country. This book of Adirondack Tall Tales is derived mostly from Helen Tyler's previous books, but there are two stories that have not appeared in earlier works. Martha added a discussion of folk tales and tall tales. She also added a brief multi-cultural comparison of a folk tale from Africa to show the difference between "tall" and "folk" tales. MARTHA TYLER JOHN Helen Escha Tyler (1892-1986) lived in the Adirondacks nearly 95 years and wrote several books about the Adirondacks. Martha Tyler John, was born in Saranac Lake, New York, and returned to the Adirondacks frequently. After receiving her doctorate from Stanford University, she enjoyed a lengthy career as a professor and university administrator. She wrote dozens of books and articles and also edited her mother's last book, a biography of Paul Smith, that was published by North Country Books.