You've felt unhappy at your job for some time now. You've told yourself it would get better, but it just doesn't. You may even feel like a different person than when you started in your position. Perhaps you find yourself participating in negative behaviors like gossip, backbiting, or glory stealing. Maybe you get a little pit of loathing in your stomach when a certain co-worker or boss approaches you. You parcel out the workweek. If I can just make it to...lunch...five o'clock...Wednesday...Friday...the weekend. During the weekend, the freedom is tainted because you spend too much time dwelling on the situations at work to enjoy it. Half or more of Sunday is spent worrying Monday like a loose tooth. So how did you get to this point? Is it a quarter-life crisis? A mid-life crisis? A rut? It's definitely some sort of discontent, but where did it come from? Chances are you're experiencing a problem at work. It may be a person, situation, or culture issue, or even one you have created for yourself. Whichever issue is giving you problems, unless you take action to correct what's going on, the pressure is just going to get worse. If things don't get better soon, you feel like you may explode. Your temper will be shorter, your mind cloudier, and you may find your health starting to decline. Stress related consequences are real, magazines and online media are rife of articles about stress. You may not even recognize the person you have become. You need to step back and examine exactly what is going on. You need to re-evaluate your interactions with those around you. You need to place some insulation between your life and your work. You need to remind yourself that you are in control. I was just like you. At the end of my fourteen year corporate career, I was unrecognizable by previous peers and bosses. My family was genuinely concerned for my health and wellbeing. I went from being a positive, upbeat person to a broken, negative being that reflected the inappropriate and offensive environment that surrounded me on a daily basis. Our workplace became a den of backbiting, gossip, favoritism, manipulation, and fear. And I allowed myself to become the reflection of all that was bad around me. I did not take action, and I paid the price. This program is built from my time reflecting on what I could've and should've done. Most of the steps and actions were known to me during my slide into becoming one of the negative people. I had the knowledge and skills, I just didn't use them. I honestly believe that if I had followed these steps, taken these actions, I wouldn't have allowed myself to get to the point of having nightmares and being miserable. The Positive Solution to a Negative Workplace is a step-by-step guide to help you evaluate your circumstances at work. It will allow you to place boundaries between yourself and others while you see your situation with a fresh pair of eyes. It will sharpen your skills, some of which you probably already possess, and give you a sense of control over your own destiny. Just as you have to be the one to make the changes at work, you have to be the one to give The Positive Solution to a Negative Workplace a try. If you want something to change, you have to change something. Get your copy now and pursue that change.
This textbook is a first-look at radiative transfer in planetary atmospheres with a particular focus on the Earth's atmosphere and climate. It covers the basics of the radiative transfer of sunlight, treating absorption and scattering, and the transfer of the thermal infrared. The examples included show how the solutions of the radiative transfer equation are used to evaluate changes in the Earth?s energy budget due to changes in atmospheric composition, how these changes lead to climate change, and also how remote sensing can be used to probe the thermal structure and composition of planetary atmospheres. The examples motivate students by leading them to a better understanding of and appreciation for the computer-generated numerical results.
Training and development professionals are faced with a host of responsibilities and goals that can be met only if they integrate the latest thinking in the field with their own experience and thereby develop a new arsenal of skills and knowledge. The contributors to this volume, all of whom have extensive professional, consulting, and/or research experience in the training field, thoroughly examine the leading training issues by speaking straightforwardly to the training practitioner. These issues include the strategic linkage of training to business objectives, the determination of training needs, transfer of training, training technologies, holistic training and development, and the multiple roles of the professional trainer. The contributors provide the training and development professional with pertinent frameworks, revealing examples and real-life cases, specific recommendations, and various application ideas. References are provided throughout to support key findings, to point the reader toward the most promising and relevant training research, and to provide a comprehensive resource base that would be a valuable addition to any trainer's personal library. In addition to external and internal training professionals, students and instructors of human resource management, instructional systems technology, and industrial/organizational psychology will benefit from the contributors' insights.
Comprehensive and up-to-date, this important new textbook analyzes the escalating crisis in corporate governance and the growing interest in its reform across the globe.
Written by a leading name in the field of corporate governance from a genuinely international perspective, this excellent textbook provides a balanced analysis of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Anglo-Saxon, European and Asian traditions of corporate governance; offering a prognosis of the future development, complexity and diversity of corporate governance forms and systems.
Illustrated with a wealth of up-to-the minute case studies and packed full of excellent illustrative material that guides student readers through this complex subject, International Corporate Governance is a must read for anyone studying corporate governance today. Review: 'Professor Clarke sets out to cover every aspect of the theory and practice of corporate governance across the world and succeeds in doing so, adding a set of relevant and riveting case studies for good measure. Taking account of the astonishing rapidity of developments in this field internationally, his book represents a remarkable achievement... It will set a benchmark against which to evaluate and measure progress in the field of corporate governance' -- "From the foreword by Sir Adrian Cadbury." 'Professor Clarke has met the significant challenge of offering a substantial overview of the continually changing landscape of corporate governance. Integrating theory and practice, the book's coverage is both comprehensive and authoritative, providing an essential reference point for students, scholars and practitioners' -- "Laura F. Spira, Professor of Corporate Governance, Oxford Brookes University, UK." 'How corporations answer calls by shareholders, stakeholders, and governments to be more responsive to ambient societies has to be a central theme in any leading edge corporate governance text. This book does much better than any other in discussing the full range of issues in corporate governance today and in circling the globe to describe the various governance approaches and devices' -- "Douglas M. Branson, W. Edward Sell Chair in Business Law, University of Pittsburgh, USA."
This book is concerned with the numerical solution of crack problems. The techniques to be developed are particularly appropriate when cracks are relatively short, and are growing in the neighbourhood of some stress raising feature, causing a relatively steep stress gradient. It is therefore practicable to represent the geometry in an idealised way, so that a precise solution may be obtained. This contrasts with, say, the finite element method in which the geometry is modelled exactly, but the subsequent solution is approximate, and computationally more taxing. The family of techniques presented in this book, based loosely on the pioneering work of Eshelby in the late 1950's, and developed by Erdogan, Keer, Mura and many others cited in the text, present an attractive alternative. The basic idea is to use the superposition of the stress field present in the unfiawed body, together with an unknown distribution of 'strain nuclei' (in this book, the strain nucleus employed is the dislocation), chosen so that the crack faces become traction-free. The solution used for the stress field for the nucleus is chosen so that other boundary conditions are satisfied. The technique is therefore efficient, and may be used to model the evolution of a developing crack in two or three dimensions. Solution techniques are described in some detail, and the book should be readily accessible to most engineers, whilst preserving the rigour demanded by the researcher who wishes to develop the method itself.
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