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The Penguin Principles

Author : David S. Belasic
ISBN : 9780895367990
Genre : Religion
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Question: Why is a parish pastor like a penguin? Answer: Penguins have a way of looking dignified and ridiculous simultaneously. Penguins are sensitive to heat. Penguins have treacherous enemies. Penguins are relatively defenseless. Penguins have a homing instinct. No matter what happens to penguins, they keep their heads high. (from the Authors' Preface) "While the surgeon-general has yet to rule publicly on this matter, the evidence suggests that reading this book could be injurious to the professional health and the personality of those pastors who are without fau Lyle E. Schaller Yokefellow Institute (from the Foreword) "I believe this book will be a balm to veterans in the pastoral office and will help new clergy avoid many of the pitfalls that lie hidden in the path." Paul A. Weber President, Ohio District, LCMS David S. Belasic is pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church and school, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Paul M. Schmidt serves Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Spokane, Washington. Friends and colleagues for many years, they have also co-authored "The Gospel According to You."
Category: Religion

The Penguin Principle

Author : Antarctic Mike
ISBN : 9781941870396
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ten Gifts from the World’s Best Performing Team In the Worst Conditions on Earth The Penguin Principle is a fable for our times about Arthur the Penguin and how the struggle to survive gave the penguins ten gifts of true teamwork.
Category: Business & Economics

Our Iceberg Is Melting

Author : John Kotter
ISBN : 9780399563928
Genre : Business & Economics
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The revised and updated tenth anniversary edition of the classic, beloved business fable that has changed millions of lives in organizations around the world. Our Iceberg Is Melting is a simple story about doing well under the stress and uncertainty of rapid change. Based on the award-winning work of Harvard Business School’s John Kotter, it can help you and your colleagues thrive during tough times. On an iceberg near the coast of Antarctica, group of beautiful emperor pen­guins live as they have for many years. Then one curious bird discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home—and almost no one listens to him. The characters in the story—Fred, Alice, Louis, Buddy, the Professor, and NoNo—are like people you probably recognize in your own organization, including yourself. Their tale is one of resistance to change and heroic action, seemingly intractable obstacles and clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles. The penguins offer an inspiring model as we all struggle to adapt to new circumstances. Our Iceberg Is Melting is based on John Kotter's pioneer­ing research into the eight steps that can produce needed change in any sort of group. After finishing the story, you'll have a powerful framework for influencing your own team, no matter how big or small. This tenth anniversary edition preserves the text of the timeless story, together with new illustrations, a revised afterword, and a Q&A with the authors about the responses they've gotten over the past decade. Prepare to be both enlightened and delighted, whether you're already a fan of this classic fable or are discovering it for the first time.
Category: Business & Economics

The Pressure Principle

Author : Dave Alred
ISBN : 9780241975107
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The coach who taught Jonny Wilkinson how to deal with pressure now shows all of us how to cope with life's challenges Pressure is a constant in our lives. The pressure to hit a deadline, deliver that speech, interview for the job we really want - they are all challenges we need to meet. Like a footballer taking a penalty or a golfer making a putt, how we respond to pressure defines us at work and at home. Dave Alred is an elite performance coach who works with the world's top sports stars and teams - from rugby's Jonny Wilkinson to Premiership footballers and golfers - helping them deliver when the tension is at its most extreme. In The Pressure Principle he finally shares his eight groundbreaking principles and shows how we can all apply them to our lives. From how a child-like approach can help us through tough moments, to the best ways to face an audience, to why language is the ultimate performance-enhancing drug, Pressure is the definitive guide to dealing with our challenges. Packed with accessible stories and tips, it shows how we can harness pressure to produce our best at home, at work, and in our sport or exercise - by the man who has spent his life coaching the very best. 'Dave Alred is a genius. There is simply no-one around to match him in his field' - Jonny Wilkinson Dr Dave Alred MBE is an elite performance coach who has worked with some of the biggest names in sport. His clients have included rugby's Jonny Wilkinson, George Ford and Johnny Sexton, golfers Luke Donald, Brad Kennedy and Padraig Harrington, the England Rugby team (four World Cups), the British Lions (three tours), the Springboks, the England Cricket team, and Premiership sides Manchester City, Sunderland, Watford and Newcastle. He holds a PhD in Performing under Pressure from Loughborough University. A genuine pioneer in performance mindset and attitude, his approach optimises the abilities of sports and business people alike.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Generic Book

Author : Gregory N. Carlson
ISBN : 9780226092928
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In an attempt to address the theoretical gap between linguistics and philosophy, a group of semanticists, calling itself the Generic Group, has worked to develop a common view of genericity. Their research has resulted in this book, which consists of a substantive introduction and eleven original articles on important aspects of the interpretation of generic expressions. The introduction provides a clear overview of the issues and synthesizes the major analytical approaches to them. Taken together, the papers that follow reflect the current state of the art in the semantics of generics, and afford insight into various generic phenomena.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Treasure Principle Revised And Updated

Author : Randy Alcorn
ISBN : 9781588601223
Genre : Religion
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In this first book in the new LifeChange series, bestselling author Randy Alcorn introduces readers to a revolution in material freedom and radical generosity that will change lives around the world. Ninety-five percent of Christians have never come to terms with a biblical perspective on their material possessions, Alcorn writes. God has entrusted His wealth to us and called upon us to manage and invest His money. This is in everyone's best interests, including our own. When Jesus told His followers to "lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven," he intended that they discover an astounding secret: how joyful giving brings God maximum glory and his children maximum pleasure.
Category: Religion

Aspects Of Automated Natural Language Generation

Author : Robert Dale
ISBN : 3540553991
Genre : Computers
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This volume presents the proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Automated Natural Language Generation. It contains 18 research contributions from Japan, North America and Europe on several aspects of automated natural language generation as well as 11 panel statements.
Category: Computers

The Principles Of Uncertainty

Author : Maira Kalman
ISBN : 0143116460
Genre : Art
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A narrative travelogue told in handwritten text and illustrations presents the creator's idiosyncratic worldview on a broad range of topics, from personal identity and happiness to the reasons for war and the delights of candy. 100,000 first printing.
Category: Art

Grammar Meaning And Pragmatics

Author : Frank Brisard
ISBN : 9789027207821
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The ten volumes of "Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights" focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While other volumes select philosophical, cognitive, cultural, social, variational, interactional, or discursive points of view, this fifth volume looks at the field of linguistic pragmatics from a primarily grammatical angle. That is, it asks in which particular sense a variety of older and more recent functional (rather than generative) models of grammar relate to the study of language in use: how this affects their general outlook on language structure, whether issues of language use inform the very makeup of these models or are merely included as possible research themes, and how far the actual integration of pragmatics ultimately goes (is it a module/layer or is the model truly usage-based ?). Each of the authors presenting these models has taken systematic care to highlight the relevant problems and focus on the implications of considering pragmatic phenomena from the point of view of grammar. Furthermore, a limited number of chapters deal with traditional topics in the grammatical literature, and specifically those which are called pragmatic because they either are not strictly concerned with truth (semantics), or receive their (truth) value only from an interaction with context. In the introduction, these theories and topics are set up against the historical background of a gradually changing attitude, on the part of grammarians, towards questions of linguistic knowledge and behavior, and the role of learning in their relationship."
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

And Tango Makes Three

Author : Justin Richardson
ISBN : 9780857073846
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Roy and Silo are just like the other penguin couples at the zoo - they bow to each other, walk together and swim together. But Roy and Silo are a little bit different - they're both boys. Then, one day, when Mr Gramzay the zookeeper finds them trying to hatch astone, he realises that it may be time for Roy and Silo to become parents for real.
Category: Juvenile Fiction