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6 Managing Effectively

Slice ePub May 15, 2014
<p> <strong> <em>Getting to the essence of managing</em> </strong> </p><p>Trying to figure out what makes a manager effective, even <em>whether</em> a manager has been effective, is difficult. Believing in easy answers only makes it harder. Managers, and those who work with them, have to face the complexities. Helping to do so is the purpose of this chapter.</p><p>We begin with the supposedly effective but in fact inevitably flawed manager. This leads us into a brief discussion of unhappily managed organizational families, which we compare with happily managed ones. We turn then to the questions of selecting, assessing, and developing effective managers, asking along the way, “Where has all the judgment gone?” Woven throughout are many of the main points developed in this book, to serve as a kind of summary. This chapter, and book, close with a comment on “managing naturally.”</p><p>Lists of the qualities of effective managers abound. These are usually short—who would take dozens of items seriously? For example, in a brochure (circa 2005) to promote its EMBA program, entitled “What Makes a Leader?” the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto answered, “The courage to challenge the status quo. To flourish in a demanding environment. To collaborate for the greater good. To set clear direction in a rapidly changing world. To be fearlessly decisive.”</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/456343-simply-managing-what-managers-do-and-can-do-better">See more</a>

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Slice PDF May 27, 2014
<p>chapter</p><p>Chapter 7</p><p>7</p><p>Sound</p><p>Not content to have pushed aside typewriters, fax machines, and copy machines, computers now replace stereos in some homes. The most tricked-out PCs serve as home theaters, with speakers dangling from every wall. Even low-budget models play CDs, ready to provide a soundtrack as you work through your day.</p><p>This chapter describes the sound-creation mechanisms inside your PC: its sound card, microphone, and speakers. You’ll learn how to set up all these devices and tweak their settings, so whether you’re playing games or hooking your PC up to a stereo, everything sounds crystal clear.</p><p>Also included is a quick guide to help you wade through the types of music files found on the Internet, and advice on how to choose the right ones for your digital music player—be it an iPod, or one of the zillions of others. Musicians will learn the basics of setting up a small recording studio. Finally, record collectors will find out how to move all their vinyl out of the closet and into their PCs, so they can finally switch from dusty to digital.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/362188-pcs-the-missing-manual">See more</a>

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4. Values and Units

Slice ePub May 27, 2014
<p>In this chapter, we'll tackle the elements that are the basis for almost everything you can do with CSS: the <em>units</em> that affect the colors, distances, and sizes of a whole host of properties. Without units, you couldn't declare that a paragraph should be purple, or that an image should have 10 pixels of blank space around it, or that a heading's text should be a certain size. By understanding the concepts put forth here, you'll be able to learn and use the rest of CSS much more quickly.</p><p> There are two types of numbers in CSS: <em>integers</em> ("whole" numbers) and <em>reals</em> fractional numbers). These number types serve primarily as the basis for other value types, but, in a few instances, raw numbers can be used as a value for a property.</p><p>In CSS2.1, a real number is defined as an integer that is optionally followed by a decimal and fractional numbers. Therefore, the following are all valid number values: 15.5, -270.00004, and 5. Both integers and reals may be either positive or negative, although properties can (and often do) restrict the range of numbers they will accept.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/364110-css-the-definitive-guide-the-definitive-guide">See more</a>

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12. Desire and nourishment

Slice ePub May 23, 2014
<p>SAGE 1: “Follow your bliss. Be a troubadour, courtly lover, knight. Cut <i>your </i>path through the forest. Live your eye-heart connection/”<sup></sup>1</p><p>SAGE 2: “Train bliss. School desire. No beginning or end to desire, all sorts of desires, lower, higher. Let desire evolve/’</p><p>SAGE 3: “Find the Middle Way.”</p><p>SAGE 4: “Not less than Everything/’<sup></sup>2</p><p>“Love God with all your heart, soul, might, mind. Do not kill, steal, covet—which amount to God not being enough. Be God-centred, God-anchored. Live deep in God. Filled with God, you won’t keep eyeing your neighbour’s stuff. You won’t turn aside after your hearts and eyes, which cause you to go astray.” Opening is more than desire.</p><p>* * *</p><p>Desires are distracting.</p><p>I walk down the street with a two-year-old. He hangs on a gate for 20 minutes, swinging back and forth, falling off, climbing on, getting hurt and crying, swinging and laughing, smiling, very studious. There is nothing more marvellous or challenging than something on hinges. He is scientist, fun-lover, dancer. He does the same things over and over with slight variations. He is an experimenter. His being is tickled and thrilled.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/251884-toxic-nourishment">See more</a>

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