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Eight: Don’t Cry in My Office . . . I Have a Deadline to Meet

Devora Zack Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Everything I know about management was learned “on the job” by playing in
rock and roll bands. Compared to arguing with angry, intoxicated drummers,
pretty much anything you run into in the workplace is a piece of cake.

—Laurence Biely

Drip drip drip go tears
Rolling, your cheek to my desk
Blurring memo ink

(Another haiku… I’m going through a phase.)

Chapter Highlights

The slippery slope of manager-as-psychologist

People, emotions, and work

Perhaps you have found yourself in the surprise, unadvertised role of staff therapist. You are not alone. It happens to the best of us. Dealing with people’s emotions poses unique challenges for thinker and feeler managers.

You believe people need to check emotions at the door. Business isn’t personal, and people must behave professionally. Nevertheless, emotionally charged conflicts regularly crop up among your staff.

People flock to you with their emotional issues, draining your energy. You try to help, yet you overidentify, take on their problems, and lose productive work time.

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4. Multiple Views and Routing

Sandeep Panda SitePoint ePub

By now you're about a quarter of the way to becoming an AngularJS ninja! You've mastered the basic AngularJS concepts (you probably see data binding in your dreams). But now is the time to take your skills to a whole new level with AngularJS routing. Every web app you'll build in future will have different views associated with it. For example, our blogging app has a view to display all the blog posts, and another view to display individual blog posts. Similarly, there can be separate views for different CRUD operations. As we're developing Single Page Apps, it's important to map each route to a particular view. This logically divides your app into manageable parts and keeps it maintainable. Fortunately, AngularJS provides excellent support for multiple views and routing via its routing API. Let's dive into it!

AngularJS's routing API enables us to map URLs within our application with specific functionalities. This is typically done by associating a template and controller with a particular URL. So, we can say that each AngularJS route is composed of a URL, a template, and a controller. When someone first lands on our web page, it's a full-page load. Subsequently, when the user clicks a link and navigates to a different URL, the route changes and content of the route are dynamically loaded into the page via an AJAX call.

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Central Sweden

Elisabet Olesen Hunter Publishing ePub

Sweden Adventure Guide


Elisabet Olesin


Hunter Publishing, Inc.



Hunter Publishing, Inc.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of the publisher.

This guide focuses on recreational activities. As all such activities contain elements of risk, the publisher, author, affiliated individuals and companies disclaim any responsibility for any injury, harm, or illness that may occur to anyone through, or by use of, the information in this book. Every effort was made to insure the accuracy of information in this book, but the publisher and author do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any liability or any loss or damage caused by errors, omissions, misleading information or potential travel problems caused by this guide, even if such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause.


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3. On Singing and the Vocal Ensemble II

Jeffery KitePowell Indiana University Press ePub


The director of the early music ensemble has become a relatively common member of the music faculty in most American colleges with a music program. This position is still a relatively new one, and one that often cuts across several areas of activity that in the teaching of the common practice repertory are often more compartmentalized. This requires an uncommon amount of care and sensitivity on the part of the director and an interest in the work of his or her colleagues. Moreover, it necessitates an effort, no matter how arduous, in drawing their interest and cooperation toward the enterprise of the early music ensemble and toward the idea of historically informed performance; these attributes will be a benefit to the entire institution as well as to the ensemble. Much of what I have to say here is addressed to the early music director in the early stages of his or her career. Experienced directors and mature artists need no advice from me; they have found their own solutions to all the points raised here.

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10. Living Together and Living Apart in Nouakchott

James McDougall Indiana University Press ePub


Laurence Marfaing

As a result of long-standing habits of mobility throughout West Africa, but also, and especially since 2006, due to EU policies aiming to stop African migration to Europe, the number of West African migrants who live on a more or less temporary basis in Mauritania is currently estimated at 65,000, which is 2.5 percent of the total population of 2.7 million inhabitants.1 A government survey carried out in 2007 shows that 60 percent of all foreign nationals in Mauritania have lived there since 2000, without, however, differentiating between their various migratory projects (République Islamique de Mauritanie [hereafter, RIM] 2007: 14). Most of these foreign residents are from neighboring countries, such as Senegal (60 percent) and Mali (30 percent). The remaining 10 percent are from other sub-Saharan countries, Asia, and the Maghreb (Marfaing 2009a). The majority live in cities: Nouakchott, the capital; Nouadhibou, an important harbor and industrial center; and Rosso, on the border between Senegal and Mauritania on the Senegal River. According to government statistics, the foreign residents account for 4.5 percent of the total population of these cities, and mostly live in districts primarily inhabited by black Mauritanians or nationals of neighboring countries, where they settle following community boundaries (RIM 2007: 11–12). Whole sections of these cities have become “intermediary spaces” both for migrants who ultimately aim to reach Europe and for those who are mainly looking for employment in Mauritania.2 Moreover, for both categories, these areas of transit often turn into places of more permanent residence.

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