Thinking is both a science and an art. Without the right tools, methods and the proper understanding of the mechanics behind the process of thinking, one cannot allow his spirit to evolve and find truth. And thats why we veil the truth from ourselves with the wrong mental patterns, not realizing that were not as ignorant as we are mentally imprisoned. In this book you will get the exact techniques for developing your intelligence, learn from life experience and expand your awareness, while becoming more wise. And with such ability developed, you will then be able to simultaneously help yourself and others. Therefore, this is a practical manual about life, one that you can effectively and immediately apply to see results, and not just a self-help book. This is the manual of instructions to life that youve been looking for but nobody was ever able to offer you. It is a manual about how to live under your own rules and with a clear purpose, a book that will help you in shaping the future you want and in becoming a master of your own destiny with confidence and a strong willpower.
This book provides a detailed study into whether Ministers in the Council vote the same way as Members of the European Parliament if they are from the same national party. The author explores the voting behavior of national representatives at the EU level, and this analysis is combined with insights from interviews with practitioners to shed light on the influence of national parties in the legislative process of the EU. This influence is found to be limited, as ministers in the Council and Members of the European Parliament submit to the constraints in their respective institutions rather than strictly voting along party lines. The study enhances our knowledge not only with regard to the role of national parties at the EU level, but also concerning the inter- and intra-institutional decision-making processes in the European Union. This book will particularly be of use to scholars and upper-level students interested in EU studies, legislative behaviour, and party politics. Monika Mühlböck is Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Economic Sociology at the University of Vienna, Austria. She has previously worked at the University of Salzburg, the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the University of Mannheim. Her research focuses on the European Union and legislative behavior.
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This book presents an international research-based framework that has empowered parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to become critical decision makers to actively guide their childs learning and self-advocacy. Parents can use this framework to identify their childs vision and dreams, and to work with educators and service providers to establish specific learning goals and to implement effective interventions and programs that enable their child to achieve those goals and realise their vision for the future. The book begins by reviewing available research on evidence-based practice for children with ASD and outlining the Cycle of Learning decision-making framework for parents and professionals. Throughout the remainder of the book, case studies are presented to illustrate the ways in which different parents have successfully utilised this framework to develop effective plans for their child and to advocate for learning and education programs for both their child and other children with ASD in school and community settings. In addition, it highlights concrete examples of how parents have used the framework to empower their children with ASD to develop their self-awareness and self-determination, and to be able to self-advocate as they move through adolescence and into adult life. Amanda Webste r is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong. She has gained national prominence for her focus on creating successful school communities for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Starting her career nearly 30 years ago as a group home parent for adult women with autism and intellectual disabilities, she has worked closely with individuals with ASD and their families as a school leader, teacher, specialist consultant, and behaviour analyst in the USA and Australia. Since moving into the university setting, she has served as the Program Convenor for the Autism Studies program at Griffith University and is a researcher in the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism. Joy Cumming is a Professor of Education and Director of the Assessment, Evaluation and Student Learning research concentration at the Learning Sciences Institute Australia, Australian Catholic University. Originally a secondary school teacher for English and Mathematics, she has been involved in educational research for nearly 40 years. She is internationally recognised for her work in educational assessment, including concerns about quality education practice, assessment and accountability for diverse students and inclusive education. In addition to educational qualifications, she holds formal legal qualifications. Susannah Rowland is currently completing a Master of Autism Studies at Griffith University, and aspires to work with families of children after graduation. Her present qualifications include a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and a Graduate Diploma of Education in Language and Literacy. Susannah has worked as an early childhood educator and director in Australia and Hong Kong, and as an early years co-ordinator in London. Her teaching experience includes work with children from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, in a variety of educational settings.
What if your life hinged on a decision you had to make in a split second? That´s the story of NFL referee Lance Easley. As a ´replacement referee´ during 2012´s referee lockout, Easley thought he´d earned his dream job - until he made a call that would profoundly change his life and career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom O´Malley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010933de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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This book provides a framework to help managers go beyond simply fighting fires every day, offering the tools to address the underlying causes of recurring problems and deliver long-term solutions. The most obvious part of any problem is the pain it causes. The desire to end the pain and find a solution - any solution - that will make it go away now is usually so great that it blinds managers to the underlying systemic cause of the problem. The result is that we solve the problem today and then it comes back again tomorrow or next week, again and again. We are only addressing the symptoms but never understanding the cause - like picking the flower heads off weeds but not digging them out at the roots. Schaveling and Bryan offer the insights and tools managers and leaders need to achieve a longer term and more effective approach by stepping back and analysing the system as a whole. And at the heart of any system are human beings - notoriously short-term and pain-averse creatures who will behave in whatever way minimises pain today even at the expense of pain tomorrow. They show how to detect the behavior patterns that have become engrained in the organisation and which underlie complex situations so that root causes of problems can be identified. Once the system responsible for the problem is understood smarter decisions can be made to devise interventions that solve the core problem instead of wasting energy fighting the symptoms. Dr. Jaap Schaveling (Dutch, 1956) is associate professor Leadership & Cooperation. He teaches Cooperation on team, organization and inter-organizational level, Social Psychology, Organizational Dynamics and Leadership. As a business coach he facilitates the management teams of various companies. His research work at this moment is about multiparty situations, inter-team processes, innovative behavior and higher order skills. His mission is to co-create living teams and organizations i.e. to stimulate teams and organizations to develop into learning and sustainable bodies by strengthening certain disciplines, in particular personal mastery, social psychology, organizational dynamics and systems thinking. Bill Bryan is a now-retired plant manager of large chemical plants. He studied chemistry at Leiden University and forged a career in the chemical industry with DSM. Starting in fundamental research and then moving onto big semi-industrial development projects, Bryan specialized in basic materials like solvents, melamine and caprolactam. From there he moved his career towards the production plants of ABS and PVC. Last years of career he spent as management consultant.