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Chapter 6: Represent Often: Show, Don’t Tell

Brian M. Pete Solution Tree Press ePub

We live in an image society. Speeches are not what anybody cares about; what they care about is the picture.

—Madeleine Albright

Graphically representing data, facts, and information helps tell the real story. A picture is worth a thousand words, but only if it’s the right picture depicting the right information and if it lends itself to accurate analysis and vital interpretations. A picture that accompanies words may be the best bet yet.

To understand how prevalent the skill of representation actually is in 21st century living and learning, one needs only look at the overwhelming presence of sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat in the daily lives of students. While the visuals on these sites are primarily photographs, they are indicative of representational imagery that seems to dominate our cultural interactions in the digital realm of social media.

In this chapter, the literacy skill of representing student work is comprehensively discussed with both stationary and progressive visuals as part of real, tangible product and presentation options, as well as with the expansive still and animated digital resources available.

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1. So You’re Curious about St. John’s Wort

Vukovic M.S.W., Laurel Basic Health Publications ePub



If you’re reading this book, you’ve most likely heard something about St. John’s wort. You’ve probably heard that it can help alleviate feelings of depression. And you might be wondering if St. John’s wort could be helpful for you or someone you know.

Perhaps you’ve been feeling blue lately or have struggled with depression for a long time. Or you might be feeling anxious and are having difficulty sleeping. You might even have tried antidepressant medications, but are unhappy with the side effects or would like to try a more natural approach.

If you are suffering from depression, St. John’s wort, an herb with a long history of use in the treatment of emotional distress, may be helpful for you. In a nutshell, it has been found to be most beneficial for people suffering from mild to moderate depression. It’s also been found to be helpful for alleviating anxiety and insomnia related to depression, and for depression related to premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopause, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

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Infantryman Passes By

Blunden, Edmund Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF




n the early months of 1914 I was very little concerned with world affairs, except that my mother used sometimes to caution us under the rubric ‘when you go out into the world’ which we told her meant at the moment the small market town 2 or 3 miles off. The scene of her repeated admonition was the schoolhouse in a very small village in Sussex, in the south of England, within comfortable reach – by bicycle – of the seacoast and above all the enchantments of ‘London by the Sea’, Brighton. Heroic expeditions to that city with all its huge hotels and piers and fashion parades along the seafront were sometimes managed, but my leadership could only be infrequent and while I was on holiday from my school.

The school was in the same county of Sussex and also inland, about as far away from the sea as our village, and that geographical detail used to matter in one’s feelings. It is strange now to think what a distance lay between the schoolhouse and the English Channel in a sense of security

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27-Engaging Up and Down the Organization

Peter R. Garber HRD Press PDF

Part V–Creating an Engaged Workplace


Engaging Up and

Down the Organization

Activity Description

Time Guideline: 30 minutes


To emphasize the need for the top management of an organization to be involved in employee engagement


Suggestions are presented to keep top managers involved and supportive of employee engagement initiatives in the organization.


Handout 27.1


Begin the activity by explaining that it is critically important to have the support and involvement of the top management of an organization in employee engagement initiatives or programs.

Explain to participants that:

— Without this level of support, employee engagement will be far less likely or able to be successful.

— The more actively you can get this level of management involved, the more they will truly understand the benefits and potential competitive advantage of employee engagement.

— There may be no greater way to get the top leadership involved and committed to the concepts of employee engagement than to find opportunities to engage them in some aspect of these programs.

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Eleven. Sustainability and Succession

Clay Mathile Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Since planning and setting direction for the future is integral to professional management, succession planning and sustainability are a natural part of it. But it is common for business owners who are otherwise capable planners—who produce forward-looking vision and mission statements, create bold strategic plans, and do a good job of scanning the horizon for change—to fall short in this area: they run their companies as if they’re never going to retire. Many business owners avoid rather than address this crucial responsibility.

Have you thought about an exit plan for yourself? Do you want the business to stay in the family, and if so, do you want to pass on management of the business, ownership, or both? If not, what prospects do you see for management and ownership? What happens to the business if something happens to you and you can’t run it anymore?

I didn’t know the answers to these questions when I was building my business. Not many business owners do. But if you don’t figure out the answers yourself, someone else will do it for you. If the business owner “does not have the courage to face the problems of the future, then his banker and attorney will do it for him on the way back from his funeral—four cars back from the flowers,” Leon Danco says.1

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