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40. Ethical Management - Perform as a Norm

Marlene Caroselli HRD Press, Inc. PDF

40. Ethical Management

Perform as a Norm

45 to 60 minutes

OVERVIEW

Designed to boost performance levels, this exercise encourages participants to consider simple/workable/nonmanipulative ways to remove performance blocks and to develop employees’ full potential.

PURPOSE

To acquaint participants with positive tools for narrowing the gap between

• task demands and earmarked resources.

To effect realization that fear is a negative and sometimes unethical way to

• motivate employees.

GROUP SIZE

Any size group, to be divided into subgroups of four or five.

ROOM ARRANGEMENT

If possible, table groups for four or five participants.

MATERIALS

Flipchart and marking pens

Overhead projector

Transparency 40.1, “The Walk”

Transparency 40.2, “The Jump”

Transparency 40.3, “The Leap”

Transparency 40.4, “The Motivation”

PROCEDURE

Begin by narrating the story of Tenali Rama and the Royal Banquet, as follows:

1.

Krishna Deva Raya, famous king of Vijaynagar (a powerful south Indian Empire of the 15th century), devised a test of his courtiers’ resourcefulness. He invited them all to a grand banquet at the palace. Raya received the guests himself on the appointed day, and before leading them in to the banquet hall—all readied with rows of ornate chairs and silver plates and goblets—he laid down a seemingly small condition. The guests were to partake of the feast without flexing their elbows! The puzzled guests thought this a cruel joke and were about to turn away, clearly crestfallen, when the ever-resourceful Tenali Rama (the chief courtier and the king’s confidant) came up with a workable solution that enabled them all to enjoy the banquet.

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The Destroyers

Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF

An empty space, a dusted room –

These will be left when she at last

Becomes her own self-willed outcast.

And guilty thoughts, no doubt, will come

To nurses who had wished her dead

And now have nothingness instead.

A Thought from Aquinas

I

Narcissus need not gaze into a stream,

A Wonderland exists within the glass,

Not your reflection. No man is his dream

But lives within the gazers he must pass.

II

Self-knowledge, then, is not what we expected;

A thousand starers search the world about

Begging to see identity collected

In others’ eyes, and daring them to doubt.

III

If knowledge thus begins, how does it end,

With all the feverish seekers looking for

Some proof of their existence to extend

And fill the vacuum which they all abhor?

IV

You live, therefore I am. Is this enough?

If so, what is the difference between

Two people searching through the gaze of love

And one man staring at a crowded scene?

The Destroyers

There was a little damage done that day.

A few bricks crumbled and a few men said

Words at the worst to kill, at best betray.

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8. Troubleshooting and Performance

William von Hagen O'Reilly Media ePub
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12. iPhone Web Apps

Brian Fling O'Reilly Media ePub

Ive said it many times already: the iPhone was a game changer in the mobile ecosystem. A big part of that change is the impact that it had on the mobile web and specifically on mobile web applications. The iPhone provided people all over the world a glimpse of the future of mobilethat the mobile web didnt have to be these ugly lists of text, that now we could create something unique and cool for mobile devices using the same techniques we use on the Web.

I have to admit that Ive deceived you with the title of this chapter; this chapter isnt about creating iPhone web apps, it is about creating mobile web apps for the iPhone and beyond. Because when we are talking about iPhone web apps, we are actually talking about WebKit, the mobile web browser behind the iPhone and iPod touch, and also the device browser in some of the best-selling smartphone platforms, like the Nokia Series60 (or S60), Android, Palms webOS, and more. In a short period, WebKit went from being just the core technology for Apples web browser Safari to one of the top, most proven mobile browsers in the world.

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11 Zombie Linguistics

Edward P Comentale Indiana University Press ePub

Every universe, our own included, begins in conversation. Every golem in the history of the world, from Rabbi Hanina’s delectable goat to the river-clay Frankenstein of Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, was summoned into existence through language, through murmuring, recital and kabbalistic chitchat—was, literally, talked into life.

Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Introduction

Guk.

Glakk.

Guk.

Guh.

Gar.

Zombies don’t make good conversation partners. When Sydney and Grant, the two main characters in Pontypool (2009), realize that the disease that transforms humans into zombies might be carried through language—specifically, English language—they look for a source. In the sudden realization that understanding language is the source, Sydney asks Grant, “How do you stop understanding? How do you make it strange?” Such questions point to crucial issues concerning the nature of human language and the possibility of zombie language. First, they encourage us to examine general definitions of language use and communication. Must language always involve meaningful exchange? If language requires negotiation between a sender and a receiver, how do the murmurs, moans, grunts, or growls of the zombie function? Second, they ask us to consider how the presence or absence of language serves as a criterion for the distinction between humanness and zombie-ism. In a way, if communication is not successful, you’re probably dealing with a zombie; if you’re dealing with a zombie, you can’t communicate with it.

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