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Stand Back and Deliver

Author : Pollyanna Pixton
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Enhance Fundamental Value and Establish Competitive Advantage with Leadership Agility Whether you’re leading an organization, a team, or a project, Stand Back and Deliver gives you the agile leadership tools you’ll need to achieve breakthrough levels of performance. This book brings together immediately usable frameworks and step-by-step processes that help you focus all your efforts where they matter most: delivering business value and building competitive advantage. You’ll first discover how to use the authors’ Purpose Alignment Model to make better up-front decisions about where to invest limited resources—and how to filter out activities that don’t drive market leadership. Next, you’ll learn how to collaborate in new ways that unleash your organization’s full talents for innovation. The authors offer the Context Leadership Model for understanding the unique challenges of any project, and they help you tailor your leadership approach to address them. You’ll find a full chapter on organizing information to promote more effective, value-driven decision-making. Finally, drawing on decades of experience working with great leaders, the authors focus on a critical issue you’ll face over and over again: knowing when to step up and lead, and when to stand back and let your team produce results. Coverage includes Effectively evaluating, planning, and implementing large system projects Reducing resistance to process improvements Bringing greater agility to the way you manage products, portfolios, and projects Identifying the tasks that don’t create enough value to be worth your time Developing the forms of collaboration that are crucial to sustaining innovation Mitigating project risks more effectively—especially those associated with complexity and uncertainty Refocusing all decision-making on delivering value to the organization and the marketplace Making decisions at the right time to leverage the best information without stifling progress

Step Up Step Back

Author : Elsbeth Johnson
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Many strategic change efforts fail. And virtually all of them are harder than they need to be. Why is this? And what can we do to make change more likely to stick? Dr. Elsbeth Johnson, a former equity analyst and London Business School Professor now teaching at MIT, has spent a decade researching how to deliver strategic change in practice. Based on asking managers what they needed from leaders, rather than just asking leaders what they did, her resulting Step Up, Step Back approach challenges some of our most fundamental beliefs about how to lead change – and indeed, about what we even consider to be 'leadership'. The Step Up, Step Back approach suggests leaders need to step up and do more than they typically do in the early stages of the change – in specific ways and at specific times; and then step back and do less than they typically do in the later stages of the change – again, in specific ways, at specific times. The result is not only change that sticks, but empowered, motivated managers who can get on with delivering change, without needing ongoing input or cover from leaders. Using real-world examples of how to apply the science in practice, Step Up, Step Back gives you a roadmap for how to deliver strategic change in your organization.

Stand and Deliver

Author : Adam Ant
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One of the most successful pop stars of the 80s, his face adorning posters on teenager's walls from Acton to Akron, Adam Ant was a phenomenon. Now in this frank and revealing autobiography, he tells the full story of his amazing life from his dysfunctional childhood to his key role in the punk movement and creation of a unique musical style that brought him a string of hits (both singles and albums). At one point he was so famous other stars sought his company and advice - even Michael Jackson called in the dead of night to ask about music and clothes. His many girlfriends included Jamie Lee Curtis and Heather Graham and for a time he lived in LA, acting in fifteen films. Adam also writes honestly about his life-long battle with manic depression. His first episodes were triggered by the stress of living with a violent, alcoholic father, and he tried to commit suicide when he was at art school. A gruelling episode with a stalker in LA precipitated a mental breakdown, and a stalker in London led to his well-publicised arrest and hospitalization in 2001. At times funny and at other times tragic, this is gripping account of the turbulent life and times of one of music's most fascinating figures. 'A whirlwind story of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, suicide attempts and deranged stalkers' Time Out 'With plenty of lessons to be learned about fame's downside, [this] is an intriguing tale, well and honestly told' Q Magazine

Stand Deliver

Author : Rhenna Morgan
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Live hard, f*ck harder and make their own rules. Those are the cornerstones the six Men of Haven bleed by, taking what they want, always watching each other’s backs and loving the women they claim with unyielding tenderness and fierce Security expert Beckett Tate has met his match in colleague Gia Sinclair. He longs to run his hands over each and every one of her lush curves. She’s wicked smart and wicked hot. He’s given her time to get used to the idea of “them,” but her time is up and he’s ready to go all in on claiming what’s his. Despite her love of all things girlie, Gia’s no typical Southern belle. She’s built her skills and reputation in a field normally dominated by men, and now she has a kick-ass career she loves. She certainly doesn’t need a man to take care of her—especially not one who’s pure alpha. Still, Beckett’s the one man who can satisfy the desires she’s hidden under her tough exterior, and she’s hooked. Letting Beckett take the lead in the bedroom comes naturally to Gia—not constantly proving herself to him professionally is more of a struggle. And when someone attacks her character and career, Gia and Beckett will have to find a balance: her willingness to let go just a little, with his trust in her abilities and his deep, primal need to protect his woman. This book is approximately 98,000 words Edited by Angela James

Stand and Deliver

Author : Dale Carnegie Training
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Stand and Delivergives you everything you need to know to become an incredibly poised, polished, masterful communicator. Someone who can hold an audience of 1, 10, or 1000 in the palm of your hand, from the first word you speak to them until the last. You will learn... •How to identify your authentic self so that you project an original and unique style •How to win over any audience in ONE MINUTE •A 5-point checklist that will make stage fright disappear •A powerful tactic for getting your listeners to act the way you want them to (works equally well with colleagues, children...anyone you talk to!) •The renowned "Magic Formula" technique -- a no-fail 3-step process that ensures your listeners not only remember what you say, but make immediate and positive changes based on it •The secrets to handling hostile or potentially embarrassing questions with ease and professionalism Stand and Deliveris packed with tips, strategies, and secrets you can use immediately to begin dramatically improving all of your communications. You'll be surprised and thrilled by how frequently you find yourself reaching into this amazing arsenal of techniques to help you achieve your goals, and what an enormous impact they will have on every facet of your life.

God Can Deliver

Author : Prophetess M. Chandler
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God can deliver Sodom & Gomorrah I hope that this book will help you find the true you. You wasnt born a homosexual. Homosexuality is a unclean spirit that the devil had you to believe. You can court on the word of God to help you get deliver. God word is true and it will do what it said it would do. Just truth, believe and have faith God will work it out for you.

Stand and Deliver

Author : Michael Ball
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Set in the times of the industrial revolution, east of Glasgow, in the border town of Coatbridge, we follow the trials of Isabel Wishaw, from childish adventures to a traumatized desperate young women. The central character in the story and daughter of Peter Wishaw, an ailing miner: Alice her home proud mother, and Jamie her brother who had recently joined his father to be discontented in the mine. Their living to exist circumstances: journey thru rent evasion, mining accident, kidnapping and deceit, and eventually good fortune, leads them to immigrate to their uncle’s former farm in Ireland; all for the sake of Peter, who has the onset of consumption. In an idyllic period the children enjoy their youth. Within a few years, times become harder when rumors spread of a potato blight in the north. In an attempt to escape the turmoil, Alice sees her daughters rebuff to the local squire as unacceptable, as she envisidged her marrying him to be the only way out of depravation and increasing poverty. Unknowing to her father and mother, Isabel escapes one night, out from the pressures of unrequited love and a mistrust of men. Mounted on her beloved horse Beth, only telling Jamie of her plan she seeks a solution to all her misgivings. Sad findings at her aunt’s farm result in further escapades; troubles and plans array to fulfill an intriguing tale of mystery and dispare, a tale believed by mystics, and a truth for some unbelievers

Bully

Author : Penelope Douglas
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Penelope Douglas delivers an unforgettable romance that toes the fine line between love and hate…. My name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would never refer to me by a friendly nickname. No, he’ll barely even speak to me. But he still won’t leave me alone. We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I was humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got worse as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went away for a year just to avoid him. But I’m done hiding from him now, and there’s no way I’ll allow him to ruin another year. He might not have changed, but I have. It’s time to fight back.

Stand Deliver

Author : Andrew Clark
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What Makes Canadians so Funny? No one is better qualified to answer that question than journalist Andrew Clark, Canada's first full-time comedy columnist. Stand and Deliverdelivers the inside stories of such famous Canadian comics as Jim Carrey, Sandra Shamas, the cast of SCTV, and The Kids in the Hall, and profiles major behind-the-scenes players Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live) and Mark Breslin (Yuk Yuks). Beginning with Canada's original international comedy sensation, the World War I troupe The Dumbells, Clark traces the thread of a particularly Canadian style of humour that is still found in the work of today's amateur-night hopefuls, and bona fide comedy superstars. An in-depth look at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival--the world's premier showcase for comedic talent--reveals the Darwinian "survival of the funniest" battles that take place between comics, each hoping to be the "next big thing." Stand and Deliveralso exposes the dark side of the comedy industry--the relentless touring, the hecklers, the drugs, booze and parties that can alienate, demoralize and even kill a would-be star. Stand and Deliveris an endlessly fascinating expose, not only of the insular and frequently bizarre world of comedy, but also of a neglected aspect of Canada's national character. Wryly witty,Stand and Deliveris a no-hold-barred look at the serious business of being funny.

Stand and Deliver

Author : Paul Votano
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From "Princeton Charlie" Reilly, the first pinch-hitter ever, to today's pinnacle in pinch-hitting, Lenny Harris, this book enumerates the exploits and records of the best in this craft through the 2001 season. Among the statistics are many anecdotes of their performances. The decade-by-decade study of pinch-hitting begins in 1892 when it first became permissible to substitute players in major league baseball for reasons other than injury. In addition to focusing on the substitute batters who were the leaders in each era, there are chapters devoted to the characteristics of an effective pinch-hitter, preparation for the job, the impact of the designated hitter, and how a player becomes a pinch-hitter in the first place. The considerable accomplishments and strengths of these players, who for too long have not been given the recognition they deserve, are presented in detail.

A New English German and German English Dictionary

Author : George W. Mentz & Son
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Stand and Deliver

Author : Steve Lewis
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If Australian politics and public policy is a war of ideas, the National Press Club is the battleground. For the past half-century, the NPC has been the epicentre of political and social debate in Australia. Leaders and opinion-makers have used its stage to launch leadership bids, rattle the cage of public opinion with courageous and sometimes outrageous ideas, and make a stand. Stand & Deliver brings to life the NPC’s rich and colourful history by presenting the best speeches of the past fifty years. It also lifts the lid on the protests and controversies experienced by this national institution. Featuring many of the giants of recent Australian and international history – including Bill Gates, the Dalai Lama, John Howard, Paul Keating, Julia Gillard, Barry Humphries, Germaine Greer and Bob Hawke – Stand & Deliver is an illuminating and entertaining journey through the last fifty years of public debate and discourse that have shaped our nation and the world.

Stand and Deliver

Author : David Brandon
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Why is the highwayman largely perceived as a romantic, glamorous and gallant figure? How is it that men who were really nothing more than bandits, who were often gratuitously violent, sometimes murderers and rapists as well, have become the swashbuckling heroes of history? To put their roles in context, the book probles into the economic, social and technological factors that at certain times made highway robbery highly lucrative and which help to explain why some of its exponents eventually disappeared from the scene. Finally, the legacy of the highwayman on pub signs, in films and in fiction is discussed. Informative, stimulating and entertaining, from the pen of a true enthusiast, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the dramatic, murky underworld of history.

Death Wore High Heels

Author : Larry Wagger
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Death Wore High Heels exposes the symbiosis of the needs of the of today's fashion marketers with the arrogance of today's fashion designers. Shoe manufacturer Barry Howard has a fascinating conversation with the very famous Oscar de la Renta where they form an extremely unlikely business partnership, and makes Barry feel dizzy at his first experience with Oscar's haute couture. The book's centerpiece is the party that Barry has at the famous New York City's Plaza Hotel's Presidential Suite. Here, Barry has presented a new line of shoes together with Oscar's new dress line that requires Barry's shoes to have extremely high heels. The party's unique oleo of designers from Italy, Spain and Singapore and famous marketers of the great stores of the United States and Europe all of whom become involved one way or another in the murder of Ellen Hahoney, the world's most recognized merchandise manager,

A Slice of Life Readings in General Anthropology

Author : Lionel A. Brown
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This is a book of carefully selected articles about anthropology with an important mission to the student to reach a comprehensible reading level while maintaining a scholarly attitude toward anthropology. The articles were selected so that the reader can see that they are concerned with real people and not just with bones, tools and concepts and that anthropology is "alive."

Preparatory Course of Latin Prose Consisting of Four Books of Caesar s Gallic War and Eight Orations of Cicero

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Soldiers and Ghosts

Author : J. E. Lendon
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Sparta, Macedonia, and Rome--how did these nations come to dominate the ancient world? Lendon shows readers that the most successful armies were those that made the most effective use of cultural tradition.

Start Your Own Seminar Production Business

Author : Entrepreneur Press
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Did you ever think you might be able to make money leading seminars to teach others what you know? Or promoting a dynamic speaker who motivates the crowds? Many people pay top dollar to attend seminars that teach them how to do something faster, better, more easily or more profitably—which gives you a great opportunity for profit. This hands-on guide, completely updated with the latest trends and newest information, details how to plan seminars, webinars, and teleseminars for yourself or someone else from start to finish. Learn how to: • Negotiate for great deals on halls, hotels and conference rooms • Promote a business with almost no cash investment • Use ingenious PR tactics that will draw attendees—and profits—like a magnet • Test-market your subject matter before spending a dime • Develop and sell CDs, books and other profitable materials People who promote and produce seminars are making huge profits—and so can you! Get in on the action in this booming field today.

Evangelistic Sermons Delivered During the Great Meetings at Pittsburg and Des Moines

Author : Charles Reign Scoville
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Stand and Deliver

Author : Helena Ravenscroft
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It is 1745, and Lydia Hawkesworth feels torn between her love for highwayman Drummond and her passion for his decadent younger brother Valerian. With the arrival at Hawkesworth Manor of the icy French beauty, Madame de Chaillot, Valerian's plans to steal his brother's inheritance turn down a sinister path - one which Lydia is drawn to follow.