Mediocrity in Ten Easy Steps

And Many, Many, Many More!

Author: Al Michaud

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 797

Mediocrity is quite dishonored, unobserved and totally unorganized. This book tries to bring the subject to real life. Based on experience the author hopes to provide benchmarks in the development of people so they can determine and manage their own direction. Readers may use the guideline to move up or, like a happy crab, sideways. Each chapter and subject uses a liberal dose of tongue and cheek to balance actual experiences in guiding the reader. There is constant and tiresome repetition to validate the theme of mediocrity. Readers may be amused, enraged, challenged but hopefully, not bored as they plow through the pile of droppings seeking the pony of truth. Al Michaud was born in North Carolina and graduated from the University of Illinois after a calm spell in the Navy during World War II. Recognizing the difficulty of hitting a moving target, Al moved through several careers with major and minor organizations specializing in real or impending disasters of a large scope. After retiring as a Vice President of Conrail, Al formed a one man consultancy giving ridiculous advice to credulous clients. Now he is enjoying life in a four stoplight town in Western North Carolina and chuckling at the eternal and perpetual repetition of all life’s artifacts. .

Calligraphy in Ten Easy Lessons

Author: Eleanor Winters

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Art

Page: 114

View: 613

Absolute beginners can learn how to get started on the basic Italic hand in this practical guide. Detailed discussions cover spacing and connecting letters; forming words and sentences; drawing "swash" capitals; changing nibs; using color; making corrections; waterproofing; addressing envelopes, making invitations, and stationery, and transcribing special texts. Numerous black-and-white illustrations.

Acceptance of Mediocrity

Author: David E. Pullmann

Publisher: Trafford Publishing


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 420

View: 166

Are you gifted? Are you the best at what you do? One of the most difficult concepts for us to accept is the fact that as multi-talented as we may be and as competetive as we may be to achieve the best, there is always someone else out there who does it better. Read about an Iowa farm boy who strikes out for the big time, becoming accomplished in several disciplines from concert pianist to stenographer to master craftsman to automation expert to flight instructor to handwriting analyst to man of letters, but for all his talents is still mediocre in the end. Filled with humorous anecdotes and poignant moments, the book will have you spellbound to learn what characters lie in the path ahead.

Verbal Advantage

10 Easy Steps to a Powerful Vocabulary

Author: Charles Harrington Elster

Publisher: Random House Reference


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 459

View: 873

A language reference based on the best-selling audio vocabulary series introduces 3,500 key vocabulary words, offering an easy-to-follow vocabulary-building program that provides concise explanations of definitions, etymologies, usage, pronunciation, and more. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Singapore Politics Under the People's Action Party

Author: Diane K. Mauzy

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: History

Page: 270

View: 581

This text is a comprehensive overview of politics in Singapore since self-governance. The authors examine how this tiny island has developed into a global financial centre and an economic and social success under the leadership of the People's Action Party which has ruled continuously since 1959. The authors explore the nature of the Singaporean government, as well as major issues such as ethnicity, human rights and the development of civil society.

Live the Life You Love

In Ten Easy Step-By Step Lessons

Author: Barbara Sher

Publisher: Dell


Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 805

No matter how long it's been since you've dreamed it... No matter how "unrealistic" it seems... Your impossible dream may not be impossible anymore. If you've been waiting for a job that rewards you with more than a paycheck...or for the perfect moment to take that "long-lost" dream off's time to stop waiting and start creating a life you can truly love! In this life altering follow-up to the sensational New York Times Bestseller I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was, Barbara Sher shows you how to break free from a career that doesn't cut it...tailor-make a meaningful, rewarding life to your personal specifications...and create a foundation for a success that's strong enough to support your heart's desire. With wisdom and warm reassurance, this step-by-step guide to personal and professional fulfillment teaches you the practical strategies you need to make your "impossible" dreams possible, reachable, and real. Discover: How to use "outcome thinking" to plot a positive path to your lifelong goal What your favorite childhood pastimes tell you about what it takes to be a happy adult How to use your natural curiosity, talents, and resources to turn your thinking--and your luck--around Why one-size careers do NOT fit all Foolproof techniques for leaping over the hurdles between you and your dream How to do what you love and love what you do for the rest of your life!1997).

Leader Designed: Become the Leader You Were Made to Be

Author: Dana W. White

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc


Category: Biography & Autobiography


View: 984

Dana White weaves a humorous and compelling narrative of her life and career from small-town Virginia to the marble halls of Capitol Hill, the skyscrapers of Hong Kong, and the quartiers of Paris, France. She shares pivotal lessons on leadership learned from her grandfather, who continued working into his nineties, and other family members, friends, and individuals. At sixteen, she made the critical decision to learn everything she could about China. She graduated from the University of Chicago as the only black student to earn an undergraduate degree in Chinese history. She’d end up advising Senator John McCain, Governor Sarah Palin, four-star generals and other influential people. She met leaders who encouraged her to achieve her greatest dreams and aspirations. By sharing the advice, words, and wisdom of her greatest mentors, she provides inspiration for you to become a great leader, live a life of adventure, personal growth, and achievement with lessons learned in Leader Designed.

The Ten Steps of Positive Ageing

A handbook for personal change in later life

Author: Guy Robertson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 739

Ageing is inevitable – but getting 'old' is optional! We can make a difference to our ageing process – just as we have to learn to grow up, so we have to learn to grow old. Here is a route map we can all follow to find a way through the changes we face as we age, and a toolkit of exercises to help us follow our chosen path and fulfil our potential. Ageing has got a really bad press but is it really as bad as much of the media make out? And is there anything we can do to make our later years happier and healthier? In this handbook Guy Robertson assembles the case for the defense and explodes some myths along the way. Getting older is not all bad! Indeed the reality is much more positive than many of us could imagine. Find here ten steps that anyone can take to improve the likelihood of living a happy and satisfying life in old age. Research shows that how we think about ageing can have a very significant impact on our health and wellbeing in later life. Concentrating on the psychological and emotional aspects of ageing, these clear practical exercises will empower the reader to engage in a programme of personal change.

EBOOK: Building a Coaching Business: Ten steps to success 2e

Author: Jenny Rogers

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)


Category: Psychology


View: 466

This practical guide is for anyone contemplating coaching as a career: coaches in training, coaches already trained and hoping to build a thriving business. This totally revised second edition offers step by step guidance on what to do: · What does it take to succeed as a coach? How long does it take? · Why it matters to get practice clients and where to find them · Why is it so important to think like a buyer rather than like a seller? · What can you charge? · How do you make yourself distinctive in a crowded market? · What do you need to do to attract clients? Which marketing materials and methods pay off and which are a waste of time? · How can you exploit social media? · Overcoming your fear of selling: how to sell with integrity · Going for growth: what is involved in building an even bigger business? “Jenny Rogers has the rare ability to offer the lessons of decades of experience in ways which are practical to implement and easy to absorb. This book is comprehensive – offering both high level concept and lots of important details on the kinds of things that differentiate the successful coaching professional from the crowd. Perhaps most importantly she offers proven, thorough answers to critical questions that many people would not even think to ask in setting up or developing their business.” Phil Hayes, Chairman, Management Futures, UK “Another great book from Jenny Rogers. I remember using the first edition of her book very early on in my career and remain hugely grateful for the informed insights and sensible suggestions. As always with Jenny’s books, a new edition does not simply mean a few typos corrected and a couple of new references. In addition to the really helpful sections I remember from the first edition (e.g. on how to manage networking and selling whilst remaining authentic), Jenny has drawn on her experience and the courage to address some of the other really difficult issues that concern new coaches. How much should I charge? How will I find my clients? What training should I do? Even Where should I coach and What should I wear? I train new coaches every year and these are the questions they ask. I will certainly be recommending Jenny’s book - and drawing on it myself to help the coaches on my courses have the best possible start to their careers.” Jane Cook, Managing Director, Linden Learning, UK “In a marketplace crowded with quick fixes and unrealistic promises, this book is a breath of fresh air! Drawing on the author’s extensive experience, this book lays out a sober, practical approach, while also offering encouragement and inspiration. In her warm, compelling style, Jenny Rogers explores the essential steps towards building a sustainable coaching business—from improving your own coaching skills, to developing your brand, to marketing your services with integrity.” Leni Wildflower, PhD, PCC, Knowledge Based Coaching in the Workplace, Fielding Graduate University, USA “This book is a must read for anyone who wants to earn a living through coaching. Jenny combines natural enthusiasm and positivity with a good dose of realism by applying a pragmatic and sometimes humorous lens to the business of coaching. No matter how experienced you are in running a coaching business, there is something in this book for everyone - from pragmatic hints and tips at start up stage through to some insightful checks and balances to ensure a consistently high service from established businesses. Jenny demonstrates a real depth of understanding about the questions that will/should be at the forefront of the minds of many new coaches about to set up in business. She has generated in depth answers, pragmatic lists of best practice and sound advice. Her sound advice will help pave the way to your success as a coach.” Susan Binnersley, MD h2h resources limited, UK “I must admit when I picked up this book I wondered how Jenny could improve on her original book Developing a Coaching Business, however Building a Coaching Business is the essential guide for starting, growing and sustaining a business. Tailored to coaching, it provides a step-by-step guide full of tested methods, insight, ideas and practical information, and written in Jenny’s engaging style. Her facilitative approach to selling is a gift. Having come from the public sector selling was one of my biggest challenges but when I use the facilitative model I feel confident and professional. This is a book that challenges and inspires, and you will find yourself recommending it to other people, who may not even be coaches.” Margaret Kelly, Executive Coach, Margaret Kelly Consulting, UK & Ireland “If those of my colleagues who decided to change their careers and set up a coaching business had got at the right time access to this book, it would have been so much easier for them. To take into consideration all the practical issues as well as read about the newest trends and most effective approaches to such areas as selling. To have a wide perspective and yet remember that the devil is the detail. Knowing all this can shorten the route to success, at the same making the expectations more realistic. It is an obvious must for anybody who wants to build a coaching business. But I would also recommend this inspiring and comprehensive book to anybody who thinks of different options in their professional life.” Dorota Porażka, Vice-Pr esident of the Board, DORADCA Consultants Ltd, Poland “I strongly recommend this book. Jenny Roger addresses what one needs to know and be aware of for building and developing a coaching business. It is written in a down- to- earth, straight to the point, yet insightful and comprehensive way. Jenny doesn’t avoid the uncomfortable questions, either mitigates what needs to be said and to be ponder. If you are serious about your coaching business and your coaching practice then this book is a must- have (and to pursue!!).” Ana Oliveira Pinto, Executive Coach, Portugal “This book is a must for coaches wanting business success. It gives executive coaches like me business savvy solutions to overcome things like the dread of networking. The best bit is the section on facilitative selling because it gives me a new and more authentic way to sell my services. The book is written in a warm, wise style with a wealth of practical advice and insights. It feels like Jenny is in the room coaching you – just without the coffee!” Jacqui Harper, INSEAD lecturer, Communication Coach, Author, Speaker “This beautifully written book is a must-read for anyone wanting to build a coaching business. It's chock full of wisdom from someone who’s been at the top of her profession for the last two decades. I read it when starting my business and remain indebted to it but now it’s been substantially updated to reflect changes in the market and developments such as social media. If you feel daunted by the prospects of setting up a company, developing a brand, selling, networking or any of the myriad skills you need to be successful then I suggest you buy this book.” Mark Wakefield, Director, Vogel Wakefield, the counter-consultancy, UK "A clear, systematic and down-to-earth primer on how to start, build and maintain a professional coaching business. After many years as a coach, I still find myself inspired by many of the ideas in this book. And she commendably grasps the nettle of coaching fees, for which new coaches should be very grateful!" Clare Brigstocke, Executive Coach, Lateralshift “Jenny Rogers’ earlier Developing a Coaching Business has been a mainstay for Meyler Campbell Graduates for years, but this new version is even better. It has all the crucial basics, plus vital new material on quality, brand differentiation, integrity, and being future-ready. Warm, practical and honest, the book’s wealth of tips, useful checklists, and an excellent section on fees, should accelerate your business growth. From the lessons of a simple sandwich, to Enron, to coaching businesses’ stages of growth, it’s all here – invaluable.” Daniel Burke, Chairman, Meyler Campbell

The Christian's Guide to Worry-Free Money Management

Ten Easy Steps

Author: Daniel D. Busby

Publisher: Zondervan


Category: Finance, Personal

Page: 248

View: 333

With over 2,300 references to money and possessions in the Bible, God makes it clear that he expects us to be stewards of the resources entrusted to us. 'The Christian's Guide to Worry-Free Money Management' explains how to apply the principles of responsible stewardship in your personal finances. You will learn how to build money management system that fulfills God's commandments and frees you from financial worries.

You Die at the End

Meditations On Mortality And The Human Condition

Author: William Ferraiolo

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing


Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

View: 722

The fundamentals of a human's life on this planet have not changed very much over the millennia. The world is large and indifferent to the suffering of its denizens, its inhabitants. Perhaps there is a God who is not indifferent. Perhaps there is no such God. There are, however, people who suffer. Those people sometimes wonder about their suffering, their place in this world, and, forgive the expression, God knows what else. You Die at the End: Meditations on Mortality and the Human Condition is William Ferraiolo’s attempt to contemplate a few elements of the human condition from the perspective of an individual, middling effort to manage a human life. Perhaps this will prove worthy of the reader’s time and effort. The author hopes to be of service. The author frequently fails. Sometimes, the author blunders into a brief, useful moment of clarity. Read on to find out if this book serves as a useful blunder.

An Age of Mediocrity

Memoirs and Diaries, 1963-1972

Author: Cyrus Leo Sulzberger

Publisher: New York : Macmillan


Category: Journalistes - États-Unis - Journaux intimes

Page: 828

View: 433

Color Management in Digital Photography

Ten Easy Steps to True Colors in Photoshop

Author: Brad Hinkel



Category: Computers

Page: 105

View: 669

Hinkel simplifies the language of color management, based on classes and workshops the author has given to hundreds of students of digital photography. His process for color management is intended to provide enough information to create a simple and effective system allowing the user to focus on creativity instead of technology.

How To Develop Your Natural Charisma The Easy Way

and Learn To Charm The Birds From The Trees

Author: Lee Werrell

Publisher: Lee Werrell


Category: Self-Help

Page: 183

View: 946

Charisma: We All Admire It; Many Are Attracted To It; We All Want It; Our Character Demands it! Mystical? Magical? Powerful? All Of These And More; And You Can LEARN IT TODAY! We often consider that people are charismatic. It's not a specific trait that you can clearly more easily identify in somebody it is purely a je ne sais quoi that makes people like want to follow and to be around or be influenced by you. The world's top salespeople in all industries will confess that the only reason people ever do business with them is because they like them. If you think you need to get on in life but; doubt your influencing skills, are tired of self-appointed leaders who are out for themselves want to learn the skills of presenting to groups of people get your ideas and vision of the future across to the masses know you have great leadership and philanthropic ideals then you need to grab a copy of "How To Develop Your Natural Charisma The Easy Way" right now, In this Ebook I will show you:- So, if you're serious about wanting success, money, influence, wealth, prestige and lots of it, and you really want to know how to succeed at anything you set your mind to, then you need to grab a copy of "How To Develop Your Natural Charisma The Easy Way" right now, because success Expert, Lee Werrell, will reveal to you how every self improver, determined seekers of influence and success, regardless of experience level, can succeed - Today! How to Make People Want To Do Your Bidding! Be Welcomed and Accepted Everywhere You Go! How to Remember People's Names! What To Encourage People About! The Right Way To Express Feelings! How to Defuse Anger and Frustration! How To Improve Your Skills To Boost Your Natural Charisma How To Use Your Voice To Control Other People's Reaction To Your Ideas Charismatic People Get What They Want. Isn't It Time You Did Too?