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Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day Chances are you don t All too often our natural talents go untapped From the cradle to the cubicle we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths To help people uncover their talents Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment StrengthsFinder in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents In its latest national bestseller StrengthsFinder 2 0 Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment language of 34 themes and much more see below for details While you can read this book in one sitting you ll use it as a reference for decades Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself--and the world around you--forever Available exclusively in StrengthsFinder 2 0 using the unique access code included with each book A new and upgraded edition of the StrengthsFinder assessment A personalized Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide for applying your strengths in the next week month and year A more customized version of your top five theme report 50 Ideas for... Action 10 strategies for building on each of your top five themes more
The Art of Public Speaking 11e continues to define the art of being the best by helping today s students become capable responsible speakers and thinkers With a strong focus on the practical skills of public speaking and grounded in classical and contemporary theories of rhetoric The Art of Public Speaking offers full coverage of all major aspects of speech preparation and presentation Utilizing the full suite of resources students learn to internalize the principles of public speaking build confidence through speech practice and prepare for success in the classroom and beyond With the new Enhanced Speech Capture in Connect Lucas instructors now have the ability to evaluate live speeches using a customizable rubric in the classroom Instructors may also upload speech videos on students behalf to create and manage true peer review assignments With its ground-breaking adaptive learning system Connect Lucas also helps students know what they know while guiding them to experience and learn important concepts that they need to know to succeed With McGraw-Hill Create instructors can now customize their Lucas 11e textbook to the section level selecting and arranging only the sections covered in the course The new Create system will... automatically repaginate and re-number chapters sections graphs and illustrations based on how the instructor chooses to arrange them This deep level of customization guarantees that students pay only for the content covered in the course more
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality the concentration of wealth and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories In Capital in the Twenty-First Century Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries ranging as far back as the eighteenth century to uncover key economic and social patterns His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality Piketty shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II The main driver of inequality--the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth--today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values But economic trends are not acts of God Political action has curbed dangerous... inequalities in the past Piketty says and may do so again A work of extraordinary ambition originality and rigor Capital in the Twenty-First Century reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today more
In this stunning new book Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers --the best and the brightest the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high-achievers different His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from that is their culture their family their generation and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires what it takes to be a great soccer player why Asians are good at math and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band Brilliant and entertaining Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate
One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs educators and parents in short millions of people of all ages and occupations
From Wall Street to Main Street John Brooks longtime contributor to the New Yorker brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America What do the 350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel the fast and incredible rise of Xerox and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance John Brooks s insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962 the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound one gets the sense that history repeats itself Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers Business Adventures is truly... financial journalism at its liveliest and best more
New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data At the same time we re expected to make more and faster decisions about our lives than ever before No wonder then that the average American reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses missing appointments and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up But somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow In The Organized Mind Daniel J Levitin PhD uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes workplaces and time With lively entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to executive office workflow Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to the challenges of our daily lives This Is Your Brain on Music showed how to better play and appreciate music through an understanding of how the brain works The Organized Mind shows how to navigate the... churning flood of information in the twenty-first century with the same neuroscientific perspective more
The best-selling book ever on classroom management and teaching for student achievement with over 3 7 million copies sold The book walks a teacher either novice or veteran through structuring and organizing a classroom for success that can be applied at any time of the year at any grade level pre-K through college The book is used in thousands of school districts in over 120 countries and in over 2 114 college classrooms and has been translated into 5 languages It s practical yet inspiring But most important it works The 4th edition includes updated research photos and more examples of how-to along with an implementation DVD Using The First Days of School featuring Chelonnda Seroyer This is the most requested book for what works in the classroom for teacher and student success
Understanding Business by Nickels McHugh and McHugh has been the number one textbook in the introduction to business market for several editions for three reasons 1 The commitment and dedication of an author team that teaches this course and believes in the importance and power of this learning experience 2 we listen to our customers and 3 the quality of our supplements package We consistently look to the experts full-time faculty members adjunct instructors and of course students to drive the decisions we make about the text itself and the ancillary package Through focus groups symposia as well as extensive reviewing of both text and key ancillaries we have heard the stories of more than 600 professors and their insights and experiences are evident on every page of the revision and in every supplement As teachers of the course and users of their own materials the author team is dedicated to the principles of excellence in business education From providing the richest most current topical coverage to using dynamic pedagogy that puts students in touch with today s real business issues to creating groundbreaking and market-defining ancillary items for professors and students alike Understanding Business leads the way