To compete with today´s increasing globalization and rapidly evolving technologies, individuals, and organizations must take their ability to learn - the foundation for continuous improvement, operational excellence, and innovation - to a much higher level. In Learn or Die, Edward D. Hess combines recent advances in neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, and education with key research on high-performance businesses to create an actionable blueprint for becoming a leading-edge learning organization. Learn or Die examines the process of learning from an individual and an organizational standpoint. From an individual perspective, the audiobook discusses the cognitive, emotional, motivational, attitudinal, and behavioral factors that promote better learning. Organizationally, Learn or Die focuses on the kinds of structures, culture, leadership, employee learning behaviors, and human resource policies that are necessary to create an environment that enables critical and innovative thinking, learning conversations, and collaboration. The volume also provides strategies to mitigate the reality that humans can be reflexive, lazy thinkers who seek confirmation of what they believe to be true and affirmation of their self-image. Exemplar learning organizations discussed include the secretive Bridgewater Associates, LP; Intuit, Inc.; United Parcel Service (UPS); W. L. Gore & Associates; and IDEO. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004122/bk_rand_004122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The purpose of this research is to find out how some church leaders are asserting that falsehood is truth and that the truth is false by abandoning the clear teachings of Scripture and church tradition. That truth can be discovered by attending to Scripture and tradition. In order to refute church doctrines that do not follow Christian belief, since the church is the church of God, not a human institution or organization which is managed by humans, Church leaders must teach Biblical truth. The goal of human existence is union and eternal fellowship with God. The eternal fellowship is in the obedience to God. The lord Jesus gave his disciples the task of proclaiming the kingdom. We are to go into the world and preach the gospel of salvation, to teach the principles of the kingdom of God, heal the sick, and deliver those afflicted by the demonic (see Matthew 28:19-20). The church is designed to be a full expression of the body of Christ here on earth. The internal functions of the church are therefore aimed at relating the members correctly with the head and with each other. The image of God in man is that spirituality through the church. God is Spirit, and it is but natural to expect that this element of spirituality also finds expression in man as the image and likeness of God. The church as the continuation of the incarnation - as the continuing presence of Christ in our world; as the locus of God´s offer of grace to us - coming to us still both in the preaching of the kingdom, the healing of the sick, and the sacramental system of Catholic Christendom where believers grow to the maturity in - as an extension of God´s ministry on the world. Our faith in Christ leads us to be conformed to the image of Christ. Christ´s return will complete restoration of God´s image and likeness in man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079265/bk_acx0_079265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and Quiet That Critical Voice!) brings to life the work of The Body Positive, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, LCSW. This audiobook´s message is rooted in the philosophy that people inherently possess the wisdom necessary to make healthy choices and to live in balance. It emphasizes that self-love, acceptance of genetic diversity in body size, celebration of the unique beauty of every individual, and intuitive self-care are fundamental to achieving good physical and emotional health. It encourages listeners to shift their focus away from ineffective, harmful weight-loss efforts toward improving and sustaining positive self-care behaviors. Initial research indicates this work significantly improves people´s ability to regulate eating, decreases depression and anxiety, and increases self-esteem - all critical resources that promote resiliency against eating and body-image problems. Embody guides listeners step-by-step through the five core competencies of The Body Positive´s model: reclaim health, practice intuitive self-care, cultivate self-love, declare your own authentic beauty, and build community. These competencies are fundamental skills anyone can practice on a daily basis to honor their innate wisdom and take good care of their whole selves because they are motivated by self-love and appreciation. Rather than dictating a prescriptive set of rules to follow, listeners are guided through patient, mindful inquiry to find what works uniquely in their own lives to bring about - and sustain - positive self-care changes and a peaceful relationship with their bodies. Through workshops, lectures, and leadership training sessions, Sobczak and Scott have helped thousands of people of all sizes, ages, sexual orientations, genders, ethnicities, and socioeconomic levels to lead healthier and more meaningful lives by... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012059/bk_tant_012059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Throughout World War II, when Saturday nights came around, servicemen and hostesses happily forgot the war for a little while as they danced together in USO clubs, which served as havens of stability in a time of social, moral, and geographic upheaval. Meghan Winchell demonstrates that in addition to boosting soldier morale, the USO acted as an architect of the gender roles and sexual codes that shaped the ´´greatest generation´´. Combining archival research with extensive firsthand accounts from among the hundreds of thousands of female USO volunteers, Winchell shows how the organization both reflected and shaped 1940s American society at large. The USO had hoped that respectable feminine companionship would limit venereal disease rates in the military. To that end, Winchell explains, USO recruitment practices characterized white middle-class women as sexually respectable, thus implying that the sexual behavior of working-class women and women of color was suspicious. In response, women of color sought to redefine the USO´s definition of beauty and respectability, challenging the USO´s vision of a home front that was free of racial, gender, and sexual conflict. Despite clashes over class and racial ideologies of sex and respectability, Winchell finds that most hostesses benefited from the USO´s chaste image. In exploring the USO´s treatment of female volunteers, Winchell not only brings the hostesses´ stories to light but also supplies a crucial missing piece for understanding the complex ways in which the war both destabilized and restored certain versions of social order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jo Anna Perrin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015590/bk_adbl_015590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Each and every company follows the basics of management functions, which broadly include planning, organizing, staffing, and directing. All these functions are very important for the success, growth, and development of any organization. One of the very prominent and necessary functions of the management in every organization is the staffing. Staffing includes the human resource department that is well-known to recruit new people in the organization. Recruitment is the key to bringing new, fresh, talented, and skillful people into the organization so that the growth of the organization can be increased at a very positive path in terms of productivity, professionalism, and image, as well as reputation. Every organization focuses a lot on the recruitment of new employees, as they are the people who will bring in a new change and also go ahead and increase the efficiency of the organization. It is essential that recruitment is done in a correct way so companies can get a fruitful result from the people they recruit. This is the reason both big as well as small organizations don’t mind investing in recruitment procedures; it is one of the most beneficial and vital functions in the organization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122408/bk_acx0_122408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sexual Harassment can cost millions of dollars with job turn-over expenses, lost productivity and stress-related illness. Here are the raw facts about why sex at work won’t work! This Dr Janet Hall informational audio explains why sexual tension occurs in business and how to promote healthy sexual politics to protect your business. Julie suffered physical and emotional injury from sexual advances by a work colleague. Julie was at an office party. A Senior Manager asked her to give another Manager a lift home because he had drunk too much. Julie had no idea of the horror ride she was about to endure. Criminal charges and a claim of sexual harassment resulted in the perpetrator leaving the company in disgrace. Julie needed ongoing counselling to deal with her post-traumatic stress symptoms. It’s not always the male who is the aggressor, as the movie ´´Disclosure”, with Demi Moore portrayed. Demi’s character was the seductive boss .With equality in business, a female boss may have the power and if she wants to exert that power in sexual dominance - she will. Is that what sexual harassment is really all about…power? It’s an interesting question… So …Have I got your attention? Could Sexual Harassment happen in your organization? What could it cost you if it did? Do you fancy being sued? Do you look forward to the bad PR - perhaps even being exposed on national television? What would that do to your organization’s image? What would it do to staff morale and office attitude? Listen to Dr Jan´s recording Stop Sexual Harassment and make your plan of do´s and don´t for your workplace to maximise success for all with no drama and loss of staff or LOSS OF profits! Dr Janet Hall is a Clinical Psychologist, hypnotherap... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet Hall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/hall/000035/sp_hall_000035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his signature, outspoken style, D´Alessandro offers concrete advice on building a reputation that commands respect, coping with office politics, and surviving the less-than-sane aspects of any organization. He explains why only 20 percent of the people in a given corporation are truly valuable to the organization, demonstrates the right way to polish the boss´s image and prevent the boss from tarnishing the listener´s, and provides valuable lessons in the etiquette of reputation building. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000036/bk_graw_000036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For many people around the world, instances of what is described as organized crime may be part of their everyday experience; in their neighborhoods, their streets, and the places they work and live. Policymakers, law enforcement, and the media rarely fail to bring up the issue when discussing the nature and seriousness of contemporary criminal threats, and the appropriate responses toward them. Many more people are familiar with the notion of organized crime, as the film and TV industry regularly draw on fictional and real figures and situations. In this Very Short Introduction, Georgios A. Antonopoulos and Georgios Papanicolaou uncover the reality of organized crime in our world today. Shining a light on the people involved in organized crime, Antonopoulos and Papanicolaou question whether the term ´´organized´´ is used to evoke the image, the operations, and power of a legitimate organization, such as a corporation. Discussing whether there are particular crimes that the label ´´organized crime´´ applies to, or if any crime can be organized, they also consider what happens when organized crime extends beyond borders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011965/bk_tant_011965_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In an era of increasing anti-immigrant sentiment and bigotry, each of these 13 stories illuminates the issues affecting the Mexican community and shows the breadth of a frequently stereotyped population. Dreamers and their allies, those who care about immigration justice, and anyone interested in the experience of Mexicans in the US will respond to these stories of Mexican immigrants (some documented, some not) illuminating their complex lives. Regardless of status, many are subjected to rights violations, inequality, and violence - all of which existed well before the Trump administration - and have profound feelings of being unwanted in the country they call home. There´s Monica Robles, the undocumented mother of three US citizens who is literally confined to a strip of territory between two checkpoints - one at the Mexico border and one 27 miles north of the border. We meet Jeanette Vizguerra, who came to symbolize the sanctuary movement when she took shelter in a Denver church in February 2017 to avoid deportation. (Later that year, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.) There´s Daniel Rodriguez, the first undocumented immigration lawyer in Arizona to successfully obtain a license to practice. Alberto Mendoza, who suffered persecution as a gay man for years, in 2013 founded Honor 41, a national Latina/o LGBTQ organization that promotes positive images of their community. After crossing the border illegally with his mother as a child, Al Labrada later joined the military to get on a path to citizenship; in March 2017, he was promoted to captain in the Los Angeles Police Department. These and eight other stories will broaden how you think about Mexicans in America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyla Garcia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006342/bk_rand_006342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can the ancestry of freemasonry really be traced back to the Knights Templar? Is the image of the eye in a triangle on the back of the dollar bill one of its cryptic signs? Is there a conspiracy that stretches through centuries and generations to align this shadow organization and its secret rituals to world governments and religions? Myths persist and abound about the freemasons, Margaret C. Jacob notes. But what are their origins? How has an early modern organization of bricklayers and stonemasons aroused so much public interest? In The Origins of Freemasonry, Jacob throws back the veil from a secret society that turns out not to have been very secret at all. What factors contributed to the extraordinarily rapid spread of freemasonry over the course of the 18th century, and why were so many of the era´s most influential figures drawn to it? Using material from the archives of leading masonic libraries in Europe, Jacob examines masonic almanacs and pocket diaries to get closer to what living as a freemason might have meant on a daily basis. She explores the persistent connections between masons and nascent democratic movements, as each lodge set up a polity where an individual´s standing was meant to be based on merit, rather than on birth or wealth, and she demonstrates, beyond any doubt, how active a role women played in the masonic movement. The book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Craig. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052213/bk_acx0_052213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.