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Wildlife sanctuary manager Bill Reed leads an idyllic life in rural Idaho. But when a childhood friend gets out of prison, Bill must confront the consequences of his own criminal youth.
We've entered a new era. Call it the age of imagination, ideation, conceptualization, creativity, innovation--take your pick. Creativity, mental flexibility, and collaboration have displaced one-dimensional intelligence and isolated determination as core ingredients of competitive advantage. But these methods and mindsets needed to drive innovation are only found by tapping into the discretionary levels of passion, creativity and initiative within us. This is where Out Think leadership comes in. In each chapter a key idea, behavior, or mindset shift is presented. The shift is illustrated through unparalleled interviews with business leaders conducted by the author. Techniques are described to show how the shift or idea can be implemented, with real-world examples. Assessments, exercises, and actionable messaging are highlighted throughout the audio book. Through interviews and collaboration with thought-leaders across industries, Out Think gathers insights, stories, and actionable take-aways, with an emphasis on results, that can drive the change that leaders want and need in their organizations.
Although she plans to go far enough away to break free from the streets, Secret may need a Plan B when her estranged father comes back into the picture. Secret is willing to forgive and forget the fact that her father robbed her of being a daddy' s girl by not being in her life. In fact, she welcomes him with open arms. But when he sets her up for a fall in which the landing could break her very being, she doesn' t know if she' ll ever be able to trust men again. Lucky has lost his best friend, Quick, who was gunned down along with Quick' s girlfriend, Tiffany. He can' t help but to feel guilt and shame, considering that near the end, Lucky hadn' t been a very good friend. When Lucky meets Secret by chance, could she be the one who makes him want to change his ways for the better, or will it be just the opposite, making Secret turn from a good girl to straight-up hood'
The Counterlife brings back Roth's most notorious character, the novelist Nathan Zuckerman. Now Nathan's married brother, Henry the dentist, is suffering from impotence as a result of taking heart medication-and he's willing to risk his life in a dangerous operation just to regain his sexual prowess in order to satisfy the needs of his office assistant.
The winner of the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart contest for unpublished manuscripts, Christine Merrill has built a considerable fanbase for her steamy romance novels. Here, shy heiress Miss Penelope Winthorpe lives under the oppressive thumb of her bullying brother. In an attempt to escape his dour company, she accidentally weds Adam Felkirk, Duke of Bellston. Felkirk was not looking for marriage either, yet now he is intent on seducing his new bride. But the scholarly young maiden may just have some lessons of her own to teach the broad-shouldered Duke.
Robertson's Latest Mix of Rich History and Deadly Murder For young Leonhard Euler, the Bernoulli family have been more than just friends. Master Johann has been a demanding mentor, and his sons have been Leonhard's allies and companions. But it is also a family torn by jealousy and distrust. Father and sons are engaged in a ruthless competition for prestige among the mathematical elites of Europe, especially the greatest prize: the Chair of Mathematics at the University of Basel, which Johann holds and his sons want. And now, their aspirations may have turned deadly. Lured into an investigation of the suspicious death of Uncle Jacob twenty years ago, Leonhard soon realizes there's more at stake than even a prominent appointment. Surrounded by the most brilliant--and cunning--minds of his generation, Leonhard is forced to see how dangerous his world is. His studies in mathematics have always been entwined with his thoughts on theology, and now, caught in a deadly battle of wills, he'll need both his genius and his faith to survive.
Miller surveys the astonishing cast of characters who helped turn Manhattan into the world capital of commerce, communication and entertainment.
Under the Christmas tree: When the folks of Virgin River discover a box of adorable puppies under the town's Christmas tree they call on local vet Nathaniel Jensen for help. But it's his budding romance with Annie McCarty that really has tongues--and tails--wagging!
It' s not the work that' s so hard-- it' s the people. The micromanaging control freak. The boss who takes credit for everything. The coworker who regularly strolls in late and takes leisurely breaks. There' s no escaping problematic personalities. And there' s no point fighting or letting tensions simmer. Instead, learn to build positive, productive relationships with everyone in your workplace-- and put your career on an unstoppable upward trajectory. Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People is an all-in-one trouble-shooting guide for resolving any kind of conflict with your boss or coworkers. Organized for quick lookup, the book helps you identify situations that push your emotional buttons. It offers powerful tools for defusing potentially explosive situations, including: - 325 phrases that lead to constructive conflict-resolution conversations - 20 challenging coworker behaviors, with specific phrases and actions for dealing with each - 10 difficult boss personality types, with guidelines for working through problems with each - Tips for recovering from blunders you may have caused yourself - A five-step process for turning bad situations into positive ones - Nonverbal communication skills to back up your words - " I" phrases, phrases of apology, phrases of compromise, and other useful words for building relationships - " Why This Works" and " Something to Think About" sections that clarify tactics Don' t get bogged down by people who are incompetent, hog the spotlight, whine, backstab, avoid work, or create other problems. You can interact effectively with even the most challenging people by using these pithy, powerful solutions for quickly resolving workplace strife.
"A passionate and page-turning saga with an unsolved murder that consumes three lives over several decades in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Told through these three voices THE ORPHANS OF RACE POINT is a novel of suspense, betrayal, and the different ways we find transcendence and meaning in our lives. But most of all, it is a gorgeous and unforgettable love story"
Sparks fly as free-spirited Seattle artist Poppy Calloway faces off against rigid detective Jason de Sanges after a couple of teenagers deface some neighborhood shops. Jason suggest the kids be punished, but instead his bosses take Poppy's advice and put the teenagers to work painting a mural-and assign Jason to assist Poppy in the project.
Six years ago, Alessandro and Cassie shared a night of passion before Alessandro returned to his native Italy. Now he's reappeared to be the head of the company Cassie works for. She has a secret to reveal to this strapping Italian god-twin secrets, actually-yet he laims to have no memory of her. But he's more taken by this young lady than he lets on, and soon their passions are sparked once more.
Joe Haldeman' s " adept plotting, strong pacing, and sense of grim stoicism have won him wide acclaim" ( The Washington Post ) and numerous honors for such works as The Forever War , The Accidental Time Machine , and the Marsbound trilogy. Now, the multiple Hugo and Nebula award- winning author pits a lone war veteran against a mysterious enemy who is watching his every move-- and threatens him with more than death unless he kills for them. Wounded in combat and honorably discharged nine years ago, Jack Daley still suffers nightmares from when he served his country as a sniper, racking up sixteen confirmed kills. Now a struggling author, Jack accepts an offer to write a near-future novel about a serial killer, based on a Hollywood script outline. It' s an opportunity to build his writing career, and a future with his girlfriend, Kit Majors. But Jack' s other talent is also in demand. A package arrives on his doorstep containing a sniper rifle, complete with silencer and ammunition-- and the first installment of a $100,000 payment to kill a " bad man." The twisted offer is genuine. The people behind it are dangerous. They prove that they have Jack under surveillance. He can' t run. He can' t hide. And if he doesn' t take the job, Kit will be in the crosshairs instead
Leading evangelist Billy Graham has written an inspiring and thought-provoking work based on his personal quest to understand the most mysterious and difficult aspect of the Trinity. After a discussion with a noted Swiss theologian, Dr. Graham began a study of the Bible to see what is said about the Holy Spirit. As he progressed through his examination, he became concerned by the 'misunderstanding and even ignorance in some Christian circles concerning the Third Person of the Trinity.' The Holy Spirit was written with an eye towards clarifying any misconceptions. Using Biblical passages to illustrate his points, Dr. Graham helps the reader to understand the power of the Holy Spirit and His relevance in everyday life. Thorough, yet accessible, Billy Graham's The Holy Spirit is an intimate look at this cornerstone of faith. Jack Garrett's commanding narration will leave listeners with the sense of having a personal conversation with a learned friend.
Joel Kurtzman persuasively shows why all the talk about America's decline is not only baseless but dead wrong. Our best days, are, in fact, ahead of us. Four transformational forces-unrivaled manufacturing depth, soaring levels of creativity, massive new energy sources, and gigantic amounts of capital waiting to be invested-have been gathering steam. When combined they will provide the foundation for a much stronger economy, robust growth, and broad-based prosperity that will propel the United States to new heights...
Do games hold the secret to better productivity' If you' ve ever found yourself engrossed in Angry Birds, Call of Duty, or a plain old crossword puzzle when you should have been doing something more productive, you know how easily games hold our attention. Hardcore gamers have spent the equivalent of 5.93 million years playing World of Warcraft while the world collectively devotes about 5 million hours per day to Angry Birds. A colossal waste of time' Perhaps. But what if we could tap into all the energy, engagement, and brainpower that people are already expending and use it for more creative and valuable pursuits' Harnessing the power of games sounds like a New-Age fantasy, or at least a fad that' s only for hip start-ups run by millennials in Silicon Valley. But according to Adam L. Penenberg, the use of smart game design in the workplace and beyond is taking hold in every sector of the economy, and the companies that apply it are witnessing unprecedented results. " Gamification" isn' t just for consumers chasing reward points anymore. It' s transforming, well, just about everything. Penenberg explores how, by understanding the way successful games are designed, we can apply them to become more efficient, come up with new ideas, and achieve even the most daunting goals. He shows how game mechanics are being applied to make employees happier and more motivated, improve worker safety, create better products, and improve customer service. For example, Microsoft has transformed an essential but mind-numbing task-- debugging software-- into a game by having employees compete and collaborate to find more glitches in less time. Meanwhile, Local Motors, an independent automaker based in Arizona, crowdsources designs from car enthusiasts all over the world by having them compete for money and recognition within the community. As a result, the company was able to bring a cutting-edge vehicle to market in less time and at far less cost than the Big Three automakers. These are just two examples of companies that have tapped the characteristics that make games so addictive and satisfying. Penenberg also takes us inside organizations that have introduced play at work to train surgeons, aid in physical therapy, translate the Internet, solve vexing scientific riddles, and digitize books from the nineteenth century. Drawing on the latest brain science as well as his firsthand reporting from these cutting-edge companies, Penenberg offers a powerful solution for businesses and organizations of all stripes and sizes.
So, she' s made a career of it. She thought she had struck gold a few years back when she was lucky enough to get pregnant by Devon Wright. She knew they' d get married, he would take care of her and her baby, and she' d be set for life. What Shauntae didn' t know was that it' s much harder to keep a man than it is to catch him. Now she' s lost custody of the child and the child support check and has to go back to hustling. Shauntae is lucky enough to get herself pregnant by Gary Jackson. She knows she has to figure out how to be a good wife to Gary and a good mother to their child to keep herself in his big, fancy house and his big, fancy car. She has to learn to talk " proper" and say all the right things at the right time. The absolute worst thing is that Shauntae must learn how to be a " church girl." When issues with Gary' s ex-wife and kids threaten Shauntae' s " get married and stay married" plan, it' s actually God that helps her out. Shauntae decides that instead of hustling God, she might want to get to know Him. But can an ex-hustler really shed her old ways and become a true Christian, and a good wife and mother'
Sexy and powerful lawyer Xavier Kane is everything Farrah Langley ever wanted-in a one-night stand, at least. He's gentle and compassionate, yet an unleashed tiger in the bedroom. Now Xavier is interested in putting his lady-killer days behind him and settling down. But is he the kind of man Farrah could share the rest of her life with?
Workaholic tycoon Luke Holloway wants nothing to do with family, romance, or children. But when he falls for and beds his new personal assistant Sara Fleet, his world is thrown into tumult. Things only get more complicated after she reveals to him that she is pregnant with their child. Now this busy rogue is going to have to seriously reevaluate his life and priorities.
Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can't, she'll set aside her dreams of romance and return home to a suitor who can provide security-if little else. What she doesn't count on is the inappropriate-and irresistible-attention lavished on her in a darkened library by rake extraordinaire Will "The Devil" Darcett . . . DEVILISH DELIGHT When Will is caught in a tryst with the ton's shyest miss, he knows he must offer for her hand. Yet Amy is not the shrinking violet she seems to be. Passion lies beneath her prim exterior and Will is eager to release it. But winning Amy isn't simply a matter of seduction; first, Will must convince her that he's mended his wicked ways . . .
"From #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley, an epic story of family secrets, love, and betrayal set in Imperial India, a magnificent English country house in the 1920s, and that same house today"-- Provided by publisher.
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Guidance for dealing with this common and frustrating form of behavior. Many people often say " yes" to something when they' d rather say " no." They offer cooperation through words but follow up with how they really feel-- in actions that contradict their words. That' s passive-aggression. At its heart, passive-aggression is about being untrue to oneself, which makes it impossible to have a clean relationship with others. Passive-aggression as a communication method doesn' t make someone " bad." It is simply a strategy learned in childhood as a coping mechanism, a hard-to-break habit. Changing passive-aggressive behavior requires knowledge, tools, and practice, as outlined here. This audiobook offers effective methods for transforming passive-aggression into healthy assertiveness to communicate in constructive ways through eight keys: Recognize Your Hidden Anger; Reconnect Your Emotions to Your Thoughts; Listen to Your Body; Set Healthy Boundaries; Communicate Assertively; Interact Using Mindfulness; Disable the Enabler; and Problem-Solve for Better Outcomes. Hands-on exercises are featured, enabling readers to better understand themselves.
Cheyenne and Kelsi grew up together in the hood. They' re best friends who' ve always had each other' s backs-- until Cheyenne' s father is released from prison and Kelsi can' t resist his advances. Their scandalous affair might do more than just tear apart a friendship;it could destroy Cheyenne' s whole world. Angela Farmer' s early childhood was filled with neglect and abuse at the hands of her drug-addicted mother. Not even the love and support of her foster parents could totally erase her painful memories. In an effort to rid herself of her demons, Angela makes it her mission to protect others, but her methods strike fear in the hearts of the people around her. Eva is a good, churchgoing girl who seems to have the perfect life, until she' s wrongly accused of embezzling from her clients. Caught up in a struggle to prove her innocence, she is forced to face the grittier side of life. She enters into a sexually charged world fueled by power, murder, and greed, where she must adapt if she' s going to survive. Eva wants to remain true to herself and everything she' s been taught in the church, but like Jay Z says, " When church is over, life begins."
Following her best friend's death in a car crash, Sophie Mills assumed custody of her friend's two young daughters. Sophie loves the children as if they are her own, but everything gets complicated when their father re-enters the picture. Louis seems to want to put his family back together--but Sophie isn't sure she can trust a man who abandoned his family once before.