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Do Nothing!

Do Nothing!

How to Stop Overmanaging and Become a Great Leader

  • Author: J. Keith Murnighan
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101571969
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
  • View: 1393
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Imagine you’ve just come back to work after a two-week vacation during which you actually relaxed, without calling in or checking e-mail. You discover that there are no pressing issues and that, on the contrary, your team scored a big new customer and fixed a nagging problem during your absence. No red flags or fires to put out. Sadly, for most leaders this scenario is only a dream. They constantly check on what’s happen­ing because they expect the worst (and usually get it). But Keith Murnighan shows that not only is “do nothing” leadership possible, it is also far more effective than doing too much. Great leaders don’t work; they facilitate and orchestrate. They think of great strategies and help others implement them. They spend their time preparing for the future. They take a comprehensive view of their terrain while also noticing key details so they can confidently choose the right forks in the road. In other words, great leaders don’t do any­thing—except think, make key decisions, help people do their jobs better, and add a touch of organizational control to make sure the final recipes come out okay. In sharp contrast, most leaders are too busy actually working to do these things—and their teams suffer as a result. Do Nothing!’s practical strategies and true stories will show you how to set high expec­tations for your team and watch it rise to the challenge. It will help you establish a healthier culture by trusting people more than they expect to be trusted. And it will help you overcome your natural tendencies toward micromanagement so you can let people do their jobs—even when you know you could do their jobs better. As Murnighan writes, “My experience suggests that you will be surprised—wildly surprised. Peo­ple on your team will reveal skills you never knew they had and will accomplish things that go far beyond your estimate of their capabilities. They might not do things the way you would do them, but they will get results you never expected. Every­one has hidden talents, and most leaders never discover them. Before you reject this approach, ask yourself: what if you did nothing and it actu­ally worked?”

Do Nothing to Change Your Life

Do Nothing to Change Your Life

Discovering What Happens When You Stop

  • Author: Stephen Cottrell
  • Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1596272082
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 96
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“In returning and rest you shall be saved.” — Isaiah 30:15 When was the last time you had a real day off? Ditched the ‘to do’ lists? Switched off the phone? Unplugged the alarm clock? Sat in the bath until the water went cold? Most of us live at breakneck speed. Busy lives – work, family, friends, endless tasks – leave us with little time to sleep, never mind stopping and reflecting. We urgently need to stop imagining that everything is so urgent. We need to learn to nurture our inner slob. In this generous, life-affirming book, Cottrell invites us to slow down and stop... breathe... and start an adventure of self-discovery and renewed creativity that will improve the way we see life and help us catch a glimpse of God.

Doing Nothing

Doing Nothing

A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America

  • Author: Tom Lutz
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 9781429978064
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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From the author of Crying, a witty, wide-ranging cultural history of our attitudes toward work—and getting out of it Couch potatoes, goof-offs, freeloaders, good-for-nothings, loafers, and loungers: ever since the Industrial Revolution, when the work ethic as we know it was formed, there has been a chorus of slackers ridiculing and lampooning the pretensions of hardworking respectability. Reviled by many, heroes to others, these layabouts stretch and yawn while the rest of society worries and sweats. Whenever the world of labor changes in significant ways, the pulpits, politicians, and pedagogues ring with exhortations of the value of work, and the slackers answer with a strenuous call of their own: "To do nothing," as Oscar Wilde said, "is the most difficult thing in the world." From Benjamin Franklin's "air baths" to Jack Kerouac's "dharma bums," Generation-X slackers, and beyond, anti-work-ethic proponents have held a central place in modern culture. Moving with verve and wit through a series of fascinating case studies that illuminate the changing place of leisure in the American republic, Doing Nothing revises the way we understand slackers and work itself.

The Joy of Doing Nothing

The Joy of Doing Nothing

A Real-Life Guide to Stepping Back, Slowing Down, and Creating a Simpler, Joy-Filled Life

  • Author: Rachel Jonat
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1507204965
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 160
  • View: 6685
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Fight back against busyness and celebrate the pleasure of doing nothing in this new guide that helps relieve stress and increase happiness in your life. In The Joy of Doing Nothing you’ll discover how to step away from everything you think you have to do and learn to live a minimalist life. Rachel Jonat shares simple strategies to help you stop overscheduling, find time for yourself, and create moments of calm every day. You’ll learn how to focus more on the important aspects of life, such as family and friends, and scale back your schedule to create more time in the day to care for yourself.

Do Nothing, Christmas Is Coming

Do Nothing, Christmas Is Coming

An Advent Calendar with a Difference

  • Author: Stephen Cottrell
  • Publisher: Church House Publishing
  • ISBN: 0715142127
  • Category:
  • Page: 64
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Frantic and over-stretched in the run up to Christmas? This is the perfect gift book if you need to slow down over Advent, or if you know someone else who needs an injection of calm!

Refuse to Do Nothing

Refuse to Do Nothing

Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery

  • Author: Shayne Moore,Kimberly McOwen Yim
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 9780830864515
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 190
  • View: 555
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2014 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year ("Also Recommended," Justice) Slavery didn't end in 1833, when William Wilberforce's decades-long campaign finally resulted in the Slavery Abolition Act. It didn't end in 1863, when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. It didn't end in 1949, when the United Nations declared trafficking "incompatible with the dignity and worth of the human person." The sad truth is, slavery never ended. It just went underground, where it continues to exploit powerless men, women and children in horrific ways throughout the world. Now for the good news: you have power. In Refuse to Do Nothing, "Abolitionist Mamas" Shayne Moore and Kimberly Yim share their stories of coming to terms with the power available to them in their normal, everyday lives to illuminate the shadows where those who traffic in people hide compel corporations to fight slavery in how their products are made motivate politicians to fight for human dignity mobilize friends and strangers alike to fight slavery at home and throughout the world Slavery doesn't end without a fight. But get to know Shayne and Kimberly and their abolitionist friends, and you'll find the power God grants to all who fight for the powerless, and the joy awaiting those who refuse to do nothing.

Sag nicht, wir hätten gar nichts

Sag nicht, wir hätten gar nichts

Roman

  • Author: Madeleine Thien
  • Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
  • ISBN: 3641194083
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 656
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Ein preisgekrönter Roman über China von den 1940ern bis heute, über zwei eng verbundene Musikerfamilien und ihr Schicksal. Die herzzerreißenden Lebensgeschichten der Musiker, ihrer Freunde, Familien und Geliebten, die in den Strudel der Politik geraten, in das Auf und Ab von Revolution, Gewalt und Unterdrückung, führen zu der universellsten und zugleich privatesten aller Fragen: Wie kann der Mensch sich selbst treu bleiben, lieben und kreativ sein, wenn er sich verstellen und verstecken muss, weil er um sein Leben fürchtet? Erzählerin dieses vielschichtigen Epos ist Marie, die mit ihrer Mutter in Kanada lebt und nicht versteht, warum ihr Vater nach China zurückgekehrt ist. Als sie zehn Jahre alt war, haben sie einen Gast bei sich aufgenommen, die junge Ai-ming, die nach dem Massaker am Platz des Himmlischen Friedens aus Peking geflohen ist. Marie ahnte bald, dass sie eine gemeinsame Geschichte haben, und nun versucht sie, Licht ins Dunkel der Vergangenheit zu bringen.

DO NOTHING!

DO NOTHING!

  • Author: Damian Smyth
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0957214502
  • Category: Behavior modification
  • Page: 192
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Do Nothing Shadows

Do Nothing Shadows

  • Author: Robert Laubach
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595150861
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Street-smart, 29, and college educated, HARRY O’DAY’S only interest is himself. Content and prospering working at Santronics, his tranquility is shattered by events that drag him and his fiancée into a murderous, multisided game of oval office intrigue and Mafia political ambition. SUGOMU NAGAKURA, lunatic CEO of Komti, Ltd., (Santronics’ parent) and his Schtzstaffel, (SS) are planning a second holocaust. Responsible for the deaths of thousands of allied prisoners of war, his diabolical scheme is thwarted when Harry learns his father was tortured, and his body desecrated on direct orders from Col Sugomu Nagakura of the Japanese Imperial Army. Revenge now an obsession, Harry turns to his Machiavellian mentor, ALFONSA PONZINNO, for help. Thirteen years earlier, he had saved the life of Ponzinno’s only son. At a price, Ponzinno explains the terms of the quid pro quo; a deal that makes Harry second only to Ponzinno in power. Others, also, are looking to terminate Nagakura. A cabal of faceless civilian bureaucrats and military leaders are frantically attempting to eliminate him, and exorcise the presidency, both at the same time. They know about Santronics’ secrets and foolishly send Harry to ask for Ponzinno’s help; a mistake the U.S. Government pays dearly for.

Molly Moccasins - Do Nothing Day

Molly Moccasins - Do Nothing Day

  • Author: Victoria Ryan O'Toole
  • Publisher: Urban Fox Studios
  • ISBN: 1935973274
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 42
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Molly Moccasins is a new kind of book series calling all young adventurers to read, play, think, imagine and investigate. It’s for kids of all ages, supports early learning, literacy development and it also connects young adventurers to the world of fun available to them in their everyday lives. In this story, Molly discovers that sometimes it’s fun to do nothing...other times it’s fun to do everything so that someone you love can do nothing!

The Courage to Do Nothing

The Courage to Do Nothing

A Moral Defense of Markets and Freedom

  • Author: Bill Flax
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing
  • ISBN: 1616635274
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 396
  • View: 4617
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Are you fed up with Washington politicizing our economy and bureaucrats more focused on aggrandizing their power than aiding commerce? For many of us, the rhetoric emanating from our government doesn't reflect reality. In The Courage to do Nothing, Bill Flax gives a voice to the angry taxpayer articulating our concerns and offering cogent advice to our political leaders. Socialism is inherently flawed, but instead of allowing the free market to function, our politicians employ socialism concealed as compassion. Our cultural elites in Washington, Academia, Media, and Hollywood have built a modern Tower of Babel based on progressive fantasies. Their idealistic pursuit of Utopia is funded by your tax dollars. Socialism is but one pillar in this faulty tower, but it is the pillar du jour and America's future if we don't restore the traditional Christian values and limited government our nation was built upon. At eighteen, Bill Flax enlisted in the Marine Corps to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. It's now clear the gravest threat to our liberty comes from Washington itself. In The Courage to do Nothing, Bill interweaves faith, economics and patriotism through fascinating perspectives on the economy and relevant historical examples offering solutions for today's issues. Read The Courage to do Nothing to learn economic truths ignored by the cultural elites determined to change America into a European-style socialist boondoggle. Bill Flax provides the economic answers America needs to restore prosperity and liberty before it's too late. This book is essential reading for anyone desiring to understand how Washington's policies created and now prolong our economic turmoil. Learn the truth and the keys to restoring America.

The Do-Nothing Boys

The Do-Nothing Boys

  • Author: Tony Nesca
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1435700317
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 205
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The Do-Nothing Boys is Tony Nesca's brand new novel, a raucous tale of teenage rebellion recounting the exploits of a teenager named Ziggy, recently returned to Canada after a three year hiatus in his native country of Italy, and the group of friends that spontaneously gather around him. A result of parental divorce, he turns to sex, drugs and rock and roll and in the process discovers deep friendship, love, loss, disintegration, and the beautiful, sad and wondrous experience of living. Written in an incendiary and gritty stream of consciousness, the words cascade down the page in a free-flow waterfall of ideas and happenings, hallucinatory at moments with surreal jaunts of what Nesca himself calls "word music", but never straying far from the downright gritty and street-tough prose, laced throughout with a constant sexual/erotic underpinning.

How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself

How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself

  • Author: Robert Smith
  • Publisher: Tin House Books
  • ISBN: 0982053959
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 130
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Handbook on how to avoid boredom by doing fascinating things that todays children's parents did when they were kids.

Did Your Child Do Nothing at School Today?

Did Your Child Do Nothing at School Today?

  • Author: Pat Coates
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1409225283
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 96
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This is a must read for parents, teachers and all those interested in education. Having been a primary school teacher for 35 years, the author highlights the discipline problems facing teachers and parents of children in the primary schools of the United Kingdom and how we need to address behavioural problems in their early stages.

Animal - Bad Things Happen When Good Men Do Nothing

Animal - Bad Things Happen When Good Men Do Nothing

  • Author: Paul Jones
  • Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1780882793
  • Category: Suspense fiction
  • Page: 272
  • View: 8679
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Animal is set in and around a beautiful Welsh seaside town. Money is tight and the residents are fed up with their crime-infested community, so a group of renegade martial artists decide to take the law into their own hands and become hired vigilantes. In the centre of this all is Will Thomas, a martial artist and friend to the watchmen. Will is back in town after spending three years in prison for grievous bodily harm. His sole purpose is to try and win back his ex-fiancée, Stacey. Meanwhile, problems arise for the vigilantes when one of their victims turns out to be a mule for a dangerous Merseyside gang. Now the hunters have suddenly become the hunted and, in desperation, they turn to their old friend Will for help. But Will has turned over a new leaf and has managed to build the foundations for a new relationship with his Stacey. Is he willing to risk everything to help them? Animal is a work of crime fiction, weaved with a little romance and plenty of martial arts, for readers who want a glimpse of criminals getting a taste of their own medicine. Paul is mostly influenced by James Herbert, whose writing style he emulates.

Let's Do Nothing!

Let's Do Nothing!

  • Author: Tony Fucile
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • ISBN: 9780763652692
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 40
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After playing actively all day two friends learn something when they try to do nothing at all.

How to Change Your Entire Life by Doing Absolutely Nothing

How to Change Your Entire Life by Doing Absolutely Nothing

10 Do-nothing Relaxation Exercises to Calm You Down Quickly So You Can Speed Forward Faster

  • Author: Karen Salmansohn
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743244729
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 112
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Offers a series of relaxation exercies that emphasize the principle of doing nothing in a mindful way, explaining how the practice of such exercises can promote power, clarity, energy, and speed.

Do Nothing

Do Nothing

Peace for Everyday Living: Reflections on Chuang Tzu's Philosophy

  • Author: Siroj Sorajjakool
  • Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
  • ISBN: 1599471531
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 154
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"Words,"writes Chuang Tzu, "are for catching ideas; once you've caught the idea, you can forget the words." In Do Nothing, author Siroj Sorajjakool lends us some of his insightful words to help us all "catch" the provocative ideas of one of China's most important literary and philosophical giants—one who emerged at a time when China had several such giants philosophizing on Tao or "the Way." Though his thinking dates back to the fourth century, Chuang Tzu's Tao has profound implications for our modern lives. He welcomes an existence that is radically removed from the image of normalcy that society often projects, wherein the individual must always strive for more, always seek greater productivity, and always try to better him or herself and his or her place in life. Chuang Tzu would posit that the definitions of normalcy, success, and happiness are arbitrarily assigned and that our rigid and unquestioning adherence to these so-called "norms" leads to existential restlessness and unease. Instead of striving, he would say, be still. Instead of acquiring, embrace nothingness. Instead of seeking to understand the limitlessness of the universe during your brief and extremely limited existence, enjoy the wonder of it. Siroj Sorajjakool suggests that when we can embrace nothingness, we undergo a spiritual transformation that liberates us to see more clearly and truly find ourselves. He offers a very personal exploration of Chuang Tzu's Tao, first in its historical and literary context, and then in the context of our twenty-first century existence. What emerges is a liberating and highly readable meditation on the many lessons we can "catch" from Chuang Tzu on how we view our aspirations, our joys and sorrows, our successes and failures, and what it means to be a worthwhile person.

Viel Lärm um nichts (illustriert)

Viel Lärm um nichts (illustriert)

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
  • ISBN: 1635371465
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 121
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Viel Lärm um nichts ist eine Komödie um Liebe und Intrigen von William Shakespeare; sie unterscheidet sich von Shakespeares anderen romanesken Komödien durch den realeren Bezug zur Liebe. Claudio interessiert sich vor allem für Heros Erbschaft, Benedikt und Beatrice erliegen nicht der konventionellen Augenliebe, sondern finden sich erst nach Einmischungen der anderen Figuren. Besonders hervorstechend ist das Spiel mit dem Sein und dem Schein, worauf schon das Wortspiel im Titel hinweist – nothing und noting („nichts“ und „wahrnehmen, erkennen“). Damit sind einerseits die Intrigen gegen Hero, andererseits die Sitten der höfischen Selbstinszenierung, insbesondere bei Benedikt und Beatrice, gemeint. Geschrieben wurde das Stück 1598/99 und erstmals in der Quartoausgabe von 1600 gedruckt.

Westminster, Governance and the Politics of Policy Inaction

Westminster, Governance and the Politics of Policy Inaction

‘Do Nothing’

  • Author: Stephen Barber
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137487062
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 97
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This book shows how political inaction has shaped the politics, economy and society we recognize today, despite the fact that policymakers are incentivised to act and to be seen to act decisively. Politicians make decisions which affect our lives every day but in our combative Westminster system, are usually only held to account for those which change something. But what about decisions to do nothing? What about policy which is discarded in favour of an alternative? What about opposition for naked political advantage? This book argues that not only is policy inaction an overlooked part of British politics but also that it is just as important as active policy and can have just as significant an impact on society. Addressing the topic for perhaps the first time, it offers a provocative analysis of ‘do nothing’ politics. It shows why politicians are rarely incentivized to do nothing, preferring hyperactivity. It explores the philosophical and structural drivers of inaction when it happens and highlights the contradictions in behavior. It explains why Attlee and Thatcher enjoyed lasting policy legacies to this day, and considers the nature of opposition and the challenge of holding ‘do nothing’ policy decisions to account.