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The Balancing Act

Author : Susan J. Bracken
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This book is of interest to all women in faculty ranks. It deals with extensive academic marketing. Why are women not entering academic careers at a rate proportional to their degree attainment? And once they enter academe, why are they are not achieving tenure or gaining promotion at the same rate as men? How can deeper understanding of attitudes toward academic women combined with research on their experiences within the academic environment, in particular those balancing family and academic careers, help us to shape more responsive institutional policies and environments? These questions are all the more urgent during current times when institutions recognize the need to recruit more women and faculty of color to meet their changing missions and student demographics. This book argues that creating healthy and equitable work environments for women is good for the whole academic community. Indeed, the authors make the point that, as the feminization of academe continues, failure to implement gender equity and family friendly initiatives could be perilous. This book brings together new and original research - representing a broad range of institutional types - that reveals the pressures women face to postpone childbirth and limit the size of their families; that exposes the often the inequitable treatment of their scholarship when women are part of a dual-career couples; and that identifies other tacit and structural barriers to women's advancement. This book challenges assumptions about how men and women manage the boundaries between their personal and professional lives and suggests new ways to creatively and collaboratively combine productive work lives and satisfying personal lives. It shows how women have agency in structuring their careers and describes a multiplicity of solutions that they and institutions can adopt to create new couple- and family-friendly structures and practices that will encourage women to stay in the pipeline. This book, and its companion volumes in the ""Women in Academe"" series, offers compelling data and ideas both for women scholars seeking fulfillment in their professional and personal lives, and for administrators who recognize the need to transform their work places.

The Balancing Act

Author : Alicia Thompson
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Noelle qualifies for the Junior National Championships - is she up for the pressure?

The Balancing Act

Author : Robert Schnase
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Our lives are filled to capacity with routines, habits, conversations, surprises, and disappointments. With all that's going on in life, it's easy to miss those quiet moments of grace which come more often than we realize. But they are there. In The Balancing Act, a collection of thirty short and insightful devotional readings originally written for his blog at www.fivepractices.org, Bishop Robert Schnase invites readers to take a daily look at how to watch for and include God in their lives. The Balancing Act is written to inspire prayer, conversation, questions, and change. Feel free to use it as a personal daily devotional or in small groups. Topics include spiritual attentiveness, life goals, and prayer. Readings will be grouped under weekly themes and include group discussion questions with each of the 30 readings. Listen to Bishop Schnase read from The Balancing Act. Please, Lord, Send Someone Else Somewhere Out There The Balancing Act Download a brochure on all available Five Practices products.

The Balancing of Interests in Environmental Law in Africa

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"Now that economic development is starting to pick up in many countries in Africa, the question arises how such development can be balanced with the need for adequate environmental protection. This crucial issue, inherent in the notion of sustainable development, is addressed in this innovative and path-breaking volume. For the first time, academics from seventeen African countries have joined forces to analyse the way in which economic and environmental interests are balanced in their legal systems. The authors all use a common framework to improve the comparability of the country studies. The different country-related chapters do not only provide insights into the formally applicable legal rules (law in the books), but given that the book brings together academics aware of the practice in Africa, they also describe the way in which environmental policy functions in practice (law in action). Many case studies, with conceptual analyses are provided of pollution incidents and the way in which administrative agencies or courts have on those occasions balanced the interests between the economy, society and the environment. A critical comparative analysis by the editors points at tendencies towards convergence and points of divergence between the African countries. Suggestions for policy reform are also formulated, showing African countries how they can benefit from experiences in the US and Europe. This thought provoking volume is a must for anyone (academic, policymaker or practitioner) interested in sustainable development generally and in Africa in particular."--P. [4] of cover.

The Balancing Act

Author : Hally v.P. Brandle
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Each of us has so many aspects to who we are as a person it is easy to become overwhelmed in trying to move forward. It becomes too hard and some of us even give up. As we take one step into tomorrow we are often forced to face challenges we are not always prepared for that can leave us afraid of change; afraid of the unknown and consequently afraid of ourselves. It is often said that most of us do not fear our failures, we fear our success and so do anything possible to avoid the one thing that we so desperately yearn. We all want to be happy, we all want to be fulfilled and yet we find ourselves putting conditions on the very things that are readily available to us. We convince ourselves believing that the status quo is as good as it gets and we feel selfish to want something more. The Balancing Act is a book of articles compiled to help every person for almost every situation. Between all the responsibilities we face with all the roles we take on it can be a Balancing Act to find something that works for us, whether it is a shortage of time or limited resources, or even the ability to believe that at the end of the day we deserve to be happy. There are no quick fixes to anything. The only quick fix is to make the decision that you deserve to be happy and you deserve the best life has to offer, simply because you are you. The Balancing Act is a stepping stone to assist you to move towards whatever your heart desires and whatever it is that gets you up in the morning and know it is going to be a good day!

The Balancing Act

Author : Fiona Parashar
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A recent work/life study by MANAGEMENT TODAY revealed that almost half of Britain's managers feel too mentally and physically exhausted to do anything other than work and sleep, and nearly a third say their lives are out of control. Around half of the people questioned said they would switch jobs tomorrow for a better quality of life. Is it the way we work today that is causing this phenomenon or are we just not handling our lives as well as we could? THE BALANCING ACT offers the WHY, WHAT and HOW of getting more balance in our lives. It gets to the root of WHY we're out of balance, drawing on Fiona's own theories and interpretation of psychology, social trends and observations of the corporate world and says WHAT we can do about it. With original ideas to inspire us towards a new way of thinking, THE BALANCING ACT suggests HOW we can change our lives in easy steps. Written in a language clearly at one with the fast pace and issues faced at work today, this is a coaching book on how to get more balance in your life...your way, your style, your time. A recent work/life study by MANAGEMENT TODAY revealed that almost half of Britain's managers feel too mentally and physically exhausted to do anything other than work and sleep, and nearly a third say their lives are out of control. Around half of the people questioned said they would switch jobs tomorrow for a better quality of life. Is it the way we work today that is causing this phenomenon or are we just not handling our lives as well as we could? THE BALANCING ACT offers the WHY, WHAT and HOW of getting more balance in our lives. It gets to the root of WHY we're out of balance, drawing on Fiona's own theories and interpretation of psychology, social trends and observations of the corporate world and says WHAT we can do about it. With original ideas to inspire us towards a new way of thinking, THE BALANCING ACT suggests HOW we can change our lives in easy steps. Written in a language clearly at one with the fast pace and issues faced at work today, this is a coaching book on how to get more balance in your life...your way, your style, your time.

The Balancing Act

Author : Peter Frensdorf
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE BOOK YOU WANT TO BUY IS'NT WRITTEN YET?Then you write it!Negotiations- the Mentalist way.Dutch author Peter Frensdorf is ready to shock the establishment with his new negotiation Method, based on Human Predictability.Can our decisions be foreseen, even steered without us being aware of it? When you think it's NLP, Magic or nonsense you will be proven wrong on every page. In clear terms Frensdorf shows cut and dry that we are indeed being played every single day. Is it your turn to strike back?That decision â as well as how you will use this new power â is up to you. Use the force, Luke!The Balancing Act states: When you fail to acknowledge obvious strengths in the position of your opponent, you disqualify yourself as a judge to the value.So what do you do then? Acknowledge the strength? What kind of negotiation position does that leave you? The Balancing Act answers these questions in a way that makes us all look blush.

The Balancing ACT

Author : J. Drake
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The Balancing Act

Author : Hally Rhiannon-Nammu
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The Balancing Act is a compilation of articles to help every person in almost every situation covering the many facets that make us what we are from our beliefs, our attitude and our passions. Each chapter has helpful tips and insightful tools to help you move from a place of confusion and chaos to bringing out the best in you simply by being you.

The Balancing Act

Author : Judith L. Klavans
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Symbolic and statistical approaches to language have historically been at odds--the former viewed as difficult to test and therefore perhaps impossible to define, and the latter as descriptive but possibly inadequate. At the heart of the debate are fundamental questions concerning the nature of language, the role of data in building a model or theory, and the impact of the competence-performance distinction on the field of computational linguistics. Currently, there is an increasing realization in both camps that the two approaches have something to offer in achieving common goals. The eight contributions in this book explore the inevitable "balancing act" that must take place when symbolic and statistical approaches are brought together--including basic choices about what knowledge will be represented symbolically and how it will be obtained, what assumptions underlie the statistical model, what principles motivate the symbolic model, and what the researcher gains by combining approaches. The topics covered include an examination of the relationship between traditional linguistics and statistical methods, qualitative and quantitative methods of speech translation, study and implementation of combined techniques for automatic extraction of terminology, comparative analysis of the contributions of linguistic cues to a statistical word grouping system, automatic construction of a symbolic parser via statistical techniques, combining linguistic with statistical methods in automatic speech understanding, exploring the nature of transformation-based learning, and a hybrid symbolic/statistical approach to recovering from parser failures.

The Balancing Act

Author : Shelby Holmes
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Reverend Shelby and Shawn Holmes have been married for over thirteen years and the proud parents of their baby girl Nina Johanna Holmes. Reverend Holmes is the Founder of M.T.O.I Ministry and Senior Pastor of Refuge Missionary Baptist Church in Texas, where their motto is A Place Where God's People are His Prized Possession. Reverend Shelby and Shawn Holmes are natives of the windy city, Chicago Illinois. Reverend Homes is a noted Speaker, Teacher, Author and Powerful Preacher of God. RMBC uses a powerful and progressive approach to educating God's people and the restoration of family values. Their dynamic style of teaching, biblically based principles for every day use have influenced many marriages and families to find Christ. This book is yet another accomplishment of this growing Church and Ministry for God.

The Balancing of Multiple crank Steam engines

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Mastering the Balancing ACT

Author : Msoe Pamela Grant
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Both authors of this book bring decades of experience to a challenging subject - "Mastering the Balancing Act." The balancing act of this thing called life. While these two authors come from different backgrounds (medical doctor and life/career coach), they have found the same theme runs through their lives as well as the lives of their patients and clients. Whether you need assistance with the physical, mental or spiritual aspects of your life, this book will give you a plethora of ideas and exercises to accomplish your goal of a balanced life. It is a gift to your body, mind and spirit.

The Balancing act of Innovation

Author : Philippe Silberzahn
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Een absolute aanrader voor moderne bedrijven die vooruit willen!;;;Innoveren kan op duizend en één manieren. De kunst is om op zoek te gaan naar uw eigen stijl en uw eigen 'road to innovation' die de balans houdt tussen creativiteit en discipline;;;De verschillende niveaus van innovatie op een rijtje: het team en de mensen, projecten, business units, ondernemingen en ecosystemen;;;Het geheel is een overzicht van een reeks inspirerende innovatiestrategieën, maar de hoofdstukken kunnen ook perfect apart gelezen worden Innovations are everywhere - and they matter. They matter because they change our lives, for better or worse, and because they are the source of long-term growth. But is innovation always the best policy? Is 'now' necessarily the best time to innovate? And how exactly should we go about it? This book seeks to provide the answers to some of these questions. It is not a detailed manual for innovation, since experience suggests that there is no such thing as a simple set of successful innovation recipes, which work at all times and in all places. For this reason, the book - written for practising managers and students of company-level innovation- uses a case-based methodology from which readers can learn practical lessons. At the same time it provides examples of creative approaches followed by less publicly well-known, high-impact SME innovators, or by leading well-established firms applying less known, high-impact innovation strategies. It shows how innovators as diverse as Bongo, GreenPan, Studio 100, Cronos, Belgacom Mobile, Arteconomy, QOD, Sigasi, VIB, Janssen Pharmaceutica, and Alcatel-Lucent - companies which range from big to small, high-tech to low-tech, new to old, product-based to service-based, well known to less well known - have succeeded in completing their innovation journey. The cases discuss topics as varied as creativity, growth, product leadership, business model change, as well as finance and commercialisation. There are many possible roads to innovation. Successful innovation means defining your own road. The purpose of this book is to help you plan your journey along your own particular route. www.thebalancingactofinnovation.com

The Balancing Theory of Sayyid Hussain Isma Eel Al Sadr

Author : Kamel (Mustafa) AlKadumi
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This book is about the monumental achievements of one of the most open-minded, tolerant, peace-loving theologians, scholars and philanthropists of our time, namely His Eminence Sayyid Hussain Ismaeel al-Sadr. When you read this book, you will find out that this compliment is not merely a courtesy but an under-statement: He deserves much more. A "balancing theory" is discussed throughout this book, one advocating that all humans on our planet are members of one and the same family, that in all reality, if we open our hearts and minds, walls that separate us from each other will crumble, we will then be closer to each other as family members should be, and we shall live a happier and more fulfilled life, the one intended for us by the Creator of life itself.

Realism and the Balancing of Power

Author : John A. Vasquez
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This book explores all aspects of an important scholarly debate that has widespread implications for the political world, including the making of foreign policy--i.e., a debate over whether the contemporary theory of the balance of power as presented by Kenneth Waltz is a scientifically acceptable theory. It allows readers to examine and analyze the different views (in their original form) by all those in the debate and to come to their own conclusions. An Introduction gives an overview of the debate, defines and clarifies in simple language some of the major concepts used in philosophy of science, sets the historical context of the debate, and explains why it is important for both international relations theory and foreign policy making. An editorial commentary for each article highlights areas of agreement and disagreement with the other authors. First presents the original articles in the initial debate with responses from several of the leading international relations theorists in the field--Kenneth Waltz, Thomas Christensen, Jack Snyder, Colin Elman, Miriam Fendius Elman, Randall Schweller, and Stephen Walt. Then features response from scholars who take differing methodological approaches and who have disparate views on realism and balancing of power (e.g., Jack S. Levy, Paul W. Schroeder, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Zeev Maoz, Richard Rosecrance, Charles L. Glaser, William C. Wohlforth, Michael Barnett). For anyone interested in the philosophical underpinnings of international relations.

The Balancing of Engines

Author : William Ernest Dalby
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The Balancing Act

Author : Georgia G. Kostas
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The Balancing Act

Author : Glinda Phinisee-Baker
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Are your feeling overwhelmed? Asking yourself how do I balance family, business, and my needs? You need a copy of this book! It is full of wisdom and knowledge on how to find balance in your personal, professional, and social life. This book is a collaboration of 10 authors/certified life coaches that share tips, tools, and resources about leadership and balance.

The Balancing of Engines

Author : D. Laugharne-Thornton
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