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The Rooks’ Chorus

Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF
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39 Sharpen your Targets

Wendy Denham HRD Press, Inc. PDF

39 Sharpen your Targets

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The trainer opens this activity with a brief description of how to set clear and specific targets with associated action plans. In small break-out groups, the participants work on case studies, producing future targets and action plans for the people concerned. These case studies are based on personalities within well-recognized positions. The case studies are reviewed with the whole group, and the guidelines for setting targets are summarized.

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This activity has many applications since setting targets is often an important requirement for all those in supervisory and managerial roles. It is essential for all appraisers. This activity could follow Activity 7: Bull’s-eye! to give the participants more opportunity to practice.

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To review the skill of setting targets and associated action plans

To test the participants’ understanding of this skill

To confirm participants’ understanding for the reasons for target setting within the appraisal process

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Introduction: Whistleblowing in Corporate America

Devine, Tom Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

The new millennium ushered in a wave of corporate scandals that cheated ordinary shareholders and employees out of billions of dollars in lifetime savings, investments, and pensions. More than two dozen major accounting scandals followed the October 2001 discovery of Enrons sham bookkeeping, bribery, and energy market manipulation. Brought to light by whistleblowers at Enron, WorldCom, and other companies, these revelations seriously strained public confidence in the stock market and set off sweeping congressional reforms.

Legislators moved quickly to pass the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002—commonly known as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). Enforcement actions and criminal convictions continued apace. In 2003 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) entered into a $1.435 billion settlement with 10 of the United States largest investment firms over charges that the firms bankers had inappropriate influence over their own analysts. In 2005 American International Group (AIG), the fourth-largest company in the world, came under investigation for accounting fraud in a scandal that cost the company $1.64 billion to settle with federal and state authorities and a $2.7 billion decline in its net worth.1

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Properties of Numbers: ACT Arithmetic

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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5 • Origin and Meaning of a Revival Painting Tradition

Melissa R. Kerin Indiana University Press ePub

With stylistic connections made between the Gyapagpa Temple paintings and the larger Ngari style of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, this chapter will address the origin of this style, its shifting significations, and the multiple ways in which it has been used and interpreted. Central to this discussion is my argument that this late medieval painting tradition is in fact a revival of the eleventh-century style from the same area. A review of the scant scholarship about fifteenth-century painting traditions of Mnga’ ris (Ngari) reveals that scholars have differing opinions about this subject. A critical dichotomy surfaces, which tends to present the later Ngari painting tradition as either a continuation of the eleventh-century style or as a separate style altogether. This difference between these positions is a critical one. Based on analyses of both visual and textual evidence, I argue that the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century painting style was indeed a separate style, which was a revival of the eleventh-century Khache painting tradition. I suggest further that the fifteenth-century resuscitation of this older painting style is reflective of the Guge kingdom’s objective to fashion itself as a continuation of the former dynasty. In so doing the later kingdom is communicating an ideological message about its connection to, and continuity with, its predecessor of the eleventh century. Based on this hypothesis, we can understand the fifteenth-century painting style as a carefully constructed visual system that worked to signify the fifteenth-century kingdom’s legitimacy and legacy through its association with the eleventh-century dynasty.

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