The Big Book of Team Coaching Games Quick Effective Activities to Energize Motivate and Guide Your Team to Success

  • Filename: the-big-book-of-team-coaching-games-quick-effective-activities-to-energize-motivate-and-guide-your-team-to-success.
  • ISBN: 9780071813013
  • Release Date: 2013-07-19
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Mary Scannell
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



The fun and effective way to BOOST ENGAGEMENT and PRODUCTIVITY Teams that enjoy working together operate on a whole different energy level than teams that don't. They break down silos. They build stronger relationships. They retain what they have learned. And THEY DRIVE RESULTS. The Big Book of Team Coaching Games provides the structure and games you need to build and manage powerful teams. Packed with dozens of physical and verbal activities, it leads you step-by-step through the process of teaching team members how to identify their values, leverage their strengths, and reach their goals--and have fun while they’re doing it! Nothing can stop the momentum of a team that wants to get things done. The Big Book of Team Coaching Games is the ideal playbook for making sure your teams contribute more than their share to the bottom line.

Numbersense How to Use Big Data to Your Advantage

  • Filename: numbersense-how-to-use-big-data-to-your-advantage.
  • ISBN: 9780071799676
  • Release Date: 2013-07-12
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Kaiser Fung
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



How to make simple sense of complex statistics--from the author of Numbers Rule Your World We live in a world of Big Data--and it's getting bigger every day. Virtually every choice we make hinges on how someone generates data . . . and how someone else interprets it--whether we realize it or not. Where do you send your child for the best education? Big Data. Which airline should you choose to ensure a timely arrival? Big Data. Who will you vote for in the next election? Big Data. The problem is, the more data we have, the more difficult it is to interpret it. From world leaders to average citizens, everyone is prone to making critical decisions based on poor data interpretations. In Numbersense, expert statistician Kaiser Fung explains when you should accept the conclusions of the Big Data "experts"--and when you should say, "Wait . . . what?" He delves deeply into a wide range of topics, offering the answers to important questions, such as: How does the college ranking system really work? Can an obesity measure solve America's biggest healthcare crisis? Should you trust current unemployment data issued by the government? How do you improve your fantasy sports team? Should you worry about businesses that track your data? Don't take for granted statements made in the media, by our leaders, or even by your best friend. We're on information overload today, and there's a lot of bad information out there. Numbersense gives you the insight into how Big Data interpretation works--and how it too often doesn't work. You won't come away with the skills of a professional statistician. But you will have a keen understanding of the data traps even the best statisticians can fall into, and you'll trust the mental alarm that goes off in your head when something just doesn't seem to add up. Praise for Numbersense "Numbersense correctly puts the emphasis not on the size of big data, but on the analysis of it. Lots of fun stories, plenty of lessons learned—in short, a great way to acquire your own sense of numbers!" Thomas H. Davenport, coauthor of Competing on Analytics and President’s Distinguished Professor of IT and Management, Babson College "Kaiser’s accessible business book will blow your mind like no other. You’ll be smarter, and you won’t even realize it. Buy. It. Now." Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist, Google, and author, Web Analytics 2.0 "Each story in Numbersense goes deep into what you have to think about before you trust the numbers. Kaiser Fung ably demonstrates that it takes skill and resourcefulness to make the numbers confess their meaning." John Sall, Executive Vice President, SAS Institute "Kaiser Fung breaks the bad news—a ton more data is no panacea—but then has got your back, revealing the pitfalls of analysis with stimulating stories from the front lines of business, politics, health care, government, and education. The remedy isn’t an advanced degree, nor is it common sense. You need Numbersense." Eric Siegel, founder, Predictive Analytics World, and author, Predictive Analytics "I laughed my way through this superb-useful-fun book and learned and relearned a lot. Highly recommended!" Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence

AARP The Other Talk A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life

  • Filename: aarp-the-other-talk-a-guide-to-talking-with-your-adult-children-about-the-rest-of-your-life.
  • ISBN: 9780071829670
  • Release Date: 2013-09-06
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Tim Prosch
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



Silver Living Now Book Award • Silver National Mature Media Award • APEX Award • Washington Post Book of the Month • Wealth and Money Management Award • Bronze Independent Publisher Book Award • Foreword INDIEFAB Book of the Year Honorable Mention A one-of-a-kind practical guide to making the tough decisions parents and their adult children inevitably face It was a rite of passage for you to have the Talk with your kids about the beginning of life (as in the birds and the bees). As you get older, you need to have the Other Talk—about the later years of life. And you need to have it now, not after a crisis hits. The Other Talk helps you take control of your life so when the time comes, your kids can make decisions based on what you want. This groundbreaking guide provides the practical advice and inspiration you need to have open, honest discussions about subjects that can be difficult to talk about. Unlike other books that help adult children who are suddenly thrust into a decision-making role, The Other Talk gives you the tools to develop a strong partnership with your kids to plan for the rest of your life. Who will manage your finances and how will you budget for unknown needs? Where can your children find important documents they will need to help? Where will you live if you need assistance? What type of medical treatments do you want—and not want—and who will advocate for your needs? The Other Talk helps you address and answer these and other questions in a calm, measured way—freeing you up to enjoy your life and your family.

The Essentials of Business Etiquette How to Greet Eat and Tweet Your Way to Success

  • Filename: the-essentials-of-business-etiquette-how-to-greet-eat-and-tweet-your-way-to-success.
  • ISBN: 9780071811279
  • Release Date: 2013-08-02
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Barbara Pachter
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



The Definitive Guide to Professional Behavior Whether you’re eating lunch with a client, Skyping with your boss, or meeting a business partner for the first time--it's all about how you present yourself. The Essentials of Business Etiquette gives you 101 critical tips for improving behavior in any business situation--all delivered in a quick, no-nonsense format. "If you are looking for practical guidelines on how to conduct yourself in a business situation, what behaviors you need to use to get ahead, and how to be sure that you do not offend others, read this book!" -- MADELINE BELL, President and COO, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia "Pachter has once again done an excellent job at highlighting some key tools to succeed in leadership and how to conduct yourself in the workplace." -- JOSEPH A. BARONE, PharmD, FCCP, Acting Dean and Professor II, Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy "The pragmatic advice Barbara offers is sure to meaningfully help people be more confident and effective in multiple business situations." -- ELIZABETH WALKER, Vice President, Global Talent Management, Campbell Soup Company “Readable, well-organized . . . presents practical, sound advice on the most common situations involving business etiquette: communication, body language, dress, dining, telephone, and cell phone use, making presentations, job interviewing, and many other essentials. Recommended. All business collections and readership levels.” -- CHOICE

Modern Mathematical Statistics with Applications

  • Filename: modern-mathematical-statistics-with-applications.
  • ISBN: 9781461403913
  • Release Date: 2011-12-07
  • Number of pages: 845
  • Author: Jay L. Devore
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Modern Mathematical Statistics with Applications, Second Edition strikes a balance between mathematical foundations and statistical practice. In keeping with the recommendation that every math student should study statistics and probability with an emphasis on data analysis, accomplished authors Jay Devore and Kenneth Berk make statistical concepts and methods clear and relevant through careful explanations and a broad range of applications involving real data. The main focus of the book is on presenting and illustrating methods of inferential statistics that are useful in research. It begins with a chapter on descriptive statistics that immediately exposes the reader to real data. The next six chapters develop the probability material that bridges the gap between descriptive and inferential statistics. Point estimation, inferences based on statistical intervals, and hypothesis testing are then introduced in the next three chapters. The remainder of the book explores the use of this methodology in a variety of more complex settings. This edition includes a plethora of new exercises, a number of which are similar to what would be encountered on the actuarial exams that cover probability and statistics. Representative applications include investigating whether the average tip percentage in a particular restaurant exceeds the standard 15%, considering whether the flavor and aroma of Champagne are affected by bottle temperature or type of pour, modeling the relationship between college graduation rate and average SAT score, and assessing the likelihood of O-ring failure in space shuttle launches as related to launch temperature.

Java 6 Illuminated

  • Filename: java-6-illuminated.
  • ISBN: 9780763749637
  • Release Date: 2008-02-12
  • Number of pages: 1249
  • Author: Julie Anderson
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning



Provides a comprehensive introduction to pgramming using the most current version of the Java language. In addition to providing all of the material necessary for a complete introductory course in Java programming, the book also features flexible coverage of other topics of interest.

Vocabulary Workshop

  • Filename: vocabulary-workshop.
  • ISBN: 0821571087
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 191
  • Author: Jerome Shostak
  • Publisher: William H Sadlier



Provides exercises designed to stimulate vocabulary growth, offers specially designed sections to build skills required for standarized tests, and introduces three hundred new words.

Crucial Accountability Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations Broken Commitments and Bad Behavior Second Edition Paperback

  • Filename: crucial-accountability-tools-for-resolving-violated-expectations-broken-commitments-and-bad-behavior-second-edition-paperback.
  • ISBN: 9780071829311
  • Release Date: 2013-05-24
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Kerry Patterson
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional



Hold anyone accountable. Master performance discussions. Get RESULTS. Broken promises, missed deadlines, poor behavior--they don't just make others' lives miserable; they can sap up to 50 percent of organizational performance and account for the vast majority of divorces. Crucial Accountability offers the tools for improving relationships in the workplace and in life and for resolving all these problems--permanently. PRAISE FOR CRUCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY: "Revolutionary ideas ... opportunities for breakthrough ..." -- Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People "Unleash the true potential of a relationship or organization and move it to the next level." -- Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager "The most recommended and most effective resource in my library." -- Stacey Allerton Firth, Vice President, Human Resources, Ford of Canada "Brilliant strategies for those difficult discussions at home and in the workplace." -- Soledad O’Brien, CNN news anchor and producer "This book is the real deal.... Read it, underline it, learn from it. It's a gem." -- Mike Murray, VP Human Resources and Administration (retired), Microsoft

Introductory Technical Mathematics

  • Filename: introductory-technical-mathematics.
  • ISBN: 9781285414492
  • Release Date: 2012-09-13
  • Number of pages: 864
  • Author: John Peterson
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



With an emphasis on real-world math applications, the Sixth Edition of INTRODUCTORY TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS provides readers with current and practical technical math applications for today's sophisticated trade and technical work environments. Straightforward and easy to understand, this hands-on book helps readers build a solid understanding of math concepts through step-by-step examples and problems drawn from various occupations. Updated to include the most current information in the field, the sixth edition includes expanded coverage of topics such as estimation usage, spreadsheets, and energy-efficient electrical applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

IP Networking

  • Filename: ip-networking.
  • ISBN: 1587143003
  • Release Date: 2011-08
  • Number of pages: 889
  • Author: Wendell Odom
  • Publisher:



IP Networking Wendell Odom, CCIE� No. 1624 This text provides a detailed and practical overview of TCP/IP networking. In this book, expert instructor and best-selling author Wendell Odom explores network design and implementation by applying TCP/IP protocols to provide connectivity and associated services. Planning and deployment of network addressing structures, as well as router and switch configurations, are also examined. IP Networking centers on the IP packet forwarding process and how to make Cisco routers perform IP routing. The book begins with two units that review and expand your knowledge of prerequisite topics, including all layers of the TCP/IP model, with emphasis on LANs, WANs, IP, and TCP. Units 3 through 8 take you to a much deeper and practical knowledge of IP addressing and routing: two topics that truly need to be understood together. These same lessons examine how to implement various IP features in Cisco routers, building skills that matter in the real world. Finally, the last two units focus on LAN and WAN technologies and their roles in how routers and hosts use LANs and WANs to forward IP packets. IP Networking takes you from a broad and basic knowledge of IP addressing and routing to a solid skill level with how hosts, switches, and routers collectively deliver IP packets in modern corporate networks, helping prepare you for a variety of entry-level network administration and support positions, such as network administrator, network technician, network specialist, information technology specialist, and local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) administrator. After reading this book, you will have gained the skills required to set up and maintain network transport services with appropriate address schema and desired protocols. You will master the basic skills needed to handle the hardware and IOS features of Cisco routers and switches and perform network administration tasks using such components. Coverage includes: The TCP/IP and OSI networking models LAN and WAN fundamentals Fundamentals of IP addressing and routing Fundamentals of TCP/IP transport, applications, and security IP subnetting VLSM and route summarization Cisco router operation and configuration IP routing: static and connected routes RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF concepts and configuration IP version 6 Ethernet LANs and virtual LANs Point-to-point WANs and Frame Relay Network troubleshooting pearsonITcertification.com www.certskills.com

Words on the Vine Grades 5 8

  • Filename: words-on-the-vine-grades-5-8.
  • ISBN: 9781483820255
  • Release Date: 2014-12-01
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Claudia Vurnakes
  • Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing



A top-selling teacher resource line, The 100+ Series(TM) features over 100 reproducible activities in each book! --Ancient Latin and Greek live on in the words we speak every day. Introduce your students to the fun and challenge of word genealogy with Words on the Vine, a 36-unit vocabulary program based on common Latin and Greek roots that will provide you with a framework for an entire school year. Each unit introduces 10 related words and shows how their definitions can be traced back to a common meaning. Students first examine each word in context to understand its correct usage. Then they have the opportunity to put the words to work for themselves in creative and challenging assignments. Each unit provides easy-to-remember visual clues, fun-to-read usage examples, and hand-on activities.

Introduction to Automotive Service

  • Filename: introduction-to-automotive-service.
  • ISBN: 9780133109276
  • Release Date: 2012-06-20
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: James D. Halderman
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed



This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Introduction to Automotive Service covers all eight areas of automotive service, plus the soft skills and tool knowledge that you must know when seeking entry-level employment. The text presents all systems together, making it easier for you to see how automotive systems are intertwined and connected. The text's 40 short chapters divide the content into individual topics to make it easier for you to learn and master the material. Offering a solid foundation in the basics, this text uniquely addresses simple inspection and service procedures without being overwhelming.

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