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90. Make Your Phone Calls Chase or Wait for You

Debra Dinnocenzo Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF


101 Tips for Telecommuters

Other accessories you might find useful:

☎ Answering machine. If you don’t have voice mail or want to screen calls, a separate answering machine might be the best choice for you.

☎ Cord detangler. An absolute must if tangled cords make you crazy. (When they get really out of control, save yourself the frustration and buy a new cord.)

☎ Extra long cord. If you don’t have a headset or cordless phone but want to roam, this will surely help.

☎ Video phone. Really fun—if you need it, of course, and if you call other people who have one.

Your phone can do even more to help you be productive if your local phone company offers additional capabilities you need. Since your phone is so integral to your work as a telecommuter, don’t hesitate to let it work for you to get the most it can give.

✆ Check your existing phone capabilities against a list of ideal features to maximize your productivity.

✆ Prepare a spec sheet to evaluate the cost versus the benefits of investing in a new phone.

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8 Leading Individuals to Become Self-Leaders

Charles C. Manz Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

HOW DID GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER become such an admired leader? In the years prior to World War II, we can trace the development of Eisenhower’s leadership style. As he absorbed the military environment he learned to be delegated to and, in turn, to delegate authority. Ike learned leadership through exposure to models that strongly facilitated his own self-leadership skills.1

One of the greatest influences and most important models in Eisenhower’s life and career was General George C. Marshall. Their relationship has been described variously as being like that of father and son, leader and protégé, and partners. Undoubtedly, Eisenhower learned much from Marshall.

From the very start, Marshall let it be known that he wanted no yes-men in his camp. On Eisenhower’s first day at the War Plans Department at the beginning of World War II, Marshall called him into his office and asked Ike what the United States’ Philippine strategy should be. Eisenhower spent the day at his desk, then returned with an analysis of the Philippine situation and a recommended strategy. Marshall was pleased with Ike’s response to the task: “Eisenhower, the Department is filled with able men who analyze their problems well but feel compelled always to bring them to me for final solution. I must have assistants who will solve their own problems and tell me later what they have done.”2 Ike understood the significance of autonomy, of “owning” a job and doing it well in his own style.

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One: How Can I Survive the Preschool Years Without Losing My Mind?

Danielle Bean Pauline Books and Media ePub
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CHAPTER 10: The Fourth Function of Leadership

Owen, Harrison H. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

All good things come to an end. This is true of boxes of candy as well as outstanding human systems. To restate the Fourth Immutable Principle, “When it is over, it is over.”

The second law of thermodynamics tells us that all systems tend toward entropy, which is a concise way of letting us know that eventually the energy that drives a system becomes so regularized and evenly distributed across the system that it is no longer clearly in evidence. Strange as it may seem, the first law of thermodynamics, which asserts that energy is neither created nor destroyed, is not contravened; for all appearances to the contrary, the energy is still there—it is just homogenized into sameness. There is no “difference that makes a difference.”1

The same may be said about human systems. It is not that the originating Spirit has disappeared; it is only locked up in the organizational structure. What began as a flash of Spirit manifest in vision, focused through a collective tale, and made real and concrete in structure with its own time and space eventually becomes boring.

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XXVIII. Give Chance a Chance

Vince Bell University of North Texas Press PDF


Give Chance a Chance


My memories of the West Indies are fresh and nostalgic. I think I’ll always believe it was a charmed time, even through all the cancellations. One of the best parts was talking to you.

I remember the flower tree full of birds next to a green sea with no waves. I’ll never forget negotiating the price of bread in those Caribbean towns, and drinking the local rum.

Two days gone from the islands and my memories glow, but not as brightly as my thoughts of you.



ob Sturtevant remembers, “The time in the Virgin Islands was not easy for Vince, but I felt it would be good for him to go out there and get stretched. Of course, I didn’t know that he was going to have nothing to eat but bread for a month.

But when he came back, he had had an adventure, and I think he felt more independent. And he did make enough money to pay Fitz back, which is Vince from A to Z—he settles his accounts.”


Seeing you was the best. We’ve been apart for years. It’s like no time has elapsed. This last weekend was magic. I don’t feel like a victim anymore. I wanna be a star in your movie.

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9. Calibration

Sandy Antunes Maker Media, Inc ePub

Its easy to calibrate, right? Heres how to calibrate simply:

Unfortunately, with real hardware and looking at our fuzzy reality with imperfect information and the fact that photons are distributed statistically rather than deterministically, we run into problems:

Each instrument will not mirror reality on a 1:1 basis. Instead, a sensor may be more sensitive to some wavelengths and less sensitive to others. The way a detector responds to different wavelengths is logically called its response function. This shows what fraction of received light gets lost by the detector. A perfect response is a value of 1, meaning each source photon is accurately captured by the detector. A number less than 1 means the detector just isnt as efficient at gathering that particular wavelength of light.

For example, a sensor that has a poor response (0.5) to blue and a good response (1.0) to red will result in images that seem too red. All the red was captured, but much of the blue light was lost and is not seen. If you didnt know about its response function, you might think the actual observed target was red. If you properly correct for the response function, though (by artificially boosting any blue signal by a factor of 2), you can recover what the likely true image should be.

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6.1. Requirements

Infusion Development Corp. Corporation) O'Reilly Media ePub

Whether you are a user or an administrator, you should understand how Windows SharePoint Services is installed and configured. Microsoft has simplified the installation process, allowing you to choose your installation mode and walk away from the server while the installation progresses. Once SharePoint is installed, you can access many configuration options to fine-tune your installation.

In this chapter, you will learn about the options for installing and configuring Windows SharePoint Services. However, detailed installation instructions are beyond the scope of this book. This chapter does provide a high-level overview of the important aspects of the installation process, including:

Software and hardware requirements

The process of installing Windows SharePoint Services

The process for integrating Windows SharePoint Services with SharePoint Portal Server 2003

Once you have read this chapter, you should understand the choices involved in deploying Windows SharePoint Services and be aware of the various configuration options.

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CHAPTER EIGHT: Brief case illustrations

Phil Mollon Karnac Books ePub

A wide variety of cases are described in the following pages, including rape trauma, phobia, depression and low selfesteem, sexual difficulties, the aftermath of divorce, obsessive-compulsive disorder, fetishism, and self-harm. Most involve the use of EMDR, some combine EMDR and EFT, and two are based entirely around EFT. The style of work does not always follow the original protocols for EMDR1 (Shapiro, 2002a) or for EFT (as taught by Gary Craig, www.emofree.com), whereby the various elements of a trauma are accessed and desensitized until the subjective units of disturbance (SUDs) are reduced to zero. Instead, the EMDR is used as a general facilitation of free association and emotion-processing. It is used both to explore and to process the emerging emotions and psychodynamic conflicts. At times the emotional details and core psychodynamics elicited by EMDR are then “tapped” using EFT in order to bring about a more complete resolution. In every instance the content provided by the therapist is minimal. These methods facilitate the client’s own healing process and require skill but little interpretative content from the therapist. Indeed anything more than an occasional interpretation from the therapist would obstruct the client’s process. Perhaps partly because of this facilitating but unobtrusive stance from the therapist, phenomena of transference, while not absent, are not prominent and, certainly, transference is not the vehicle of treatment.

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Chapter 1 Where Are the Fish? The New Competitive Reality

Nadya Zhexembayeva Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub


FOR MOST OF THE history of modern business, we have enjoyed falling prices on nearly all raw materials, which has made us dangerously oblivious to the shaky foundations of our global market economy But the tides are turning: the new era is upon us It is time to look into the facts—and to prepare a strategy for dealing with them.

Like his father and grandfather before him, Al Cattone has been living off the sea for all his life. For the Gloucester fisherman who spent over 30 years braving the Atlantic’s waters, fishing is “not so much a job as it is an identity.”1 But this legacy is coming to abrupt end. In light of extreme declines of cod stocks, the New England Fishery Management Council voted to slash cod catch rates by 77 percent in the area from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia. The destruction of fishing communities across the region is expected to follow, with a domino effect on seafood processors, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers—an entire industrial ecosystem. But the unpopular move is backed by the harsh reality that the cod stocks today are very far from healthy, with some communities netting a bare 7 percent of moderate targets set by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Structure Conversion

Johan Vromans O'Reilly Media ePub

Packs the values in list into a sequence of bytes, using the specified template. Returns this sequence as a string.

Unpacks the sequence of bytes in expr into a list, using template.

template is a sequence of characters as follows:

a / A

Byte string, null-/space-padded

b / B

Bit string in ascending/descending order

c / C

Signed/unsigned byte value

d / D

Native double/long double

f / F

Native float/Perl internal float

h / H

Hex string, low/high nybble first

i / I

Signed/unsigned integer value

j / J

Perl internal integer/unsigned

l / L

Signed/unsigned long value

n / N

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St. Michaels & Tilghman Island

Norman Renouf Hunter Publishing ePub

The Town That Fooled The British

Numerous charming, historic small towns dot the coastline of the Chesapeake Bay, but you will be hard-pressed to find one more pleasing than St. Michaels (www.bluecrab.org/st.michaels). The initial land grants for this area were given in the middle of the 17th century, but the town derived its name a couple of decades later from the Episcopal Parish of St. Michael the Archangel, established here in 1677. Shipbuilding and tobacco were the earliest major industries, but active growth did not start until the Revolutionary War. Then, and during the War of 1812, St. Michaels was an important center for the building of privateers, blockade runners and naval barges. Inevitably, this brought unwelcome attention from the British naval forces. It was during an attack that St. Michaels earned its nickname, The Town That Fooled The British. On August 10th, 1813, a number of British barges shelled the town, but the residents had been forewarned. They cleverly raised and secured lanterns to the masts of ships and the tops of trees. As a result, the incoming cannon balls overshot the buildings. So effective was this ploy that only a single house was struck; to this day, it is known as the Cannonball House.

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Introduction. Poles and Jews: Significant Others

Erica T. Lehrer Indiana University Press ePub

With one culture, we cannot feel!


Kazimierz, Krakow's historically Jewish quarter, is one among a number of iconically Jewish spaces that have been “put back on the map” across the new Europe, in places where Jews lived in concentration before World War II and sometimes long before: Berlin's Scheunenviertel, Paris's Le Marais, Bologna's “Il Ghetto,” Prague's Židovské město (Josefov), and other pockets in Vilna, Lvov, Czernowitz, and elsewhere. Despite Poland's minuscule contemporary Jewish population (estimates from the decade ending in 2009 vary from about 5,000 to 20,000 among 40 million Poles), in the past fifteen years the country has seen a profusion of Jewish-themed events, venues, and sites.1 Significant efforts at the state level to remake Poland's Jewish heritage through museums, monuments, and commemorations have emerged. Jewish conferences, ceremonies, memorials, performances, festivals, and other events in Poland outstrip public programming in countries with much larger Jewish communities.2

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8. Remote Connections (Server Proxies)

Lee Boonstra O'Reilly Media ePub

Models and stores can load and save data via a so-called proxy. Sencha Touch has two main types of proxies: client proxies and server proxies. Client proxies save and load their data locally. Server proxies interact with a remote server. You can read more about client proxies and saving data offline (with techniques such as Local Storage, Session Storage, Web SQL, and AppCache) in Chapter 10. In this chapter, I will talk about the different kinds of server proxies.

A server proxy communicates by sending requests to some remote server. There are four types of server proxies you can use out of the box:

Let’s implement the two most used server proxies for receiving data: the AJAX proxy and the JSONP proxy. We’ll also discuss how to communicate with a server without using a proxy, by making AJAX and JSONP requests.

For the FindACab app, you will implement a JSONP proxy to retrieve TaxiServices data for a certain location from an external web server (Yelp.com).

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Chapter Six: Francesca’s story: working with the givens of life

Sofie BagerCharleson Karnac Books ePub

I have been working as a counsellor in agencies, schools, and in private practice for some ten years. My focus has been on relationships: I have worked with couples at Relate and with teenagers in school. I have recently become involved in setting up the first counselling service offered specifically for people born with defects caused by Thalidomide.

I am interested in working with the “givens” of life, as the existentialists call it. There is an inevitable aspect to life for us all. There are things that we cannot easily change or make go away.

Working existentially means different things for different people. To me, it involves staying with what Heidegger called the Dasein. This is about both acceptance of who we are and taking responsibility for what we can be within the framework of givens. There is the sein-side to life, which involves defining ourselves in relation to others. This involves taking charge of our being-in-the-world, with authenticity in mind. Van Deurzen (2002) writes:

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CHAPTER TEN Sutter’s Workmen

Norma Ricketts Utah State University Press ePub

After meeting Captain James Brown in the mountains, the men returning to Sutter’s Fort gave most of their supplies and animals to those continuing to Salt Lake Valley. Samuel Miles wrote, “This caused about half our company to return.”1

So the company divided right where we met each other. Some went on to Winter Quarters, some to the valley and some turned back. I being one of that number. Daniel Browett, [Richard] Slater, [John] Cox, Levi Roberts and myself turned back to Sacramento and went to work for Mr. Sutter who treated us very kindly. The rest of our mess, Robert Harris, Hiram Judd, Jedit [Jeduthan Averett] and Bro. [Edward] Bunker went on to Winter Quarters with Lieutenant Little [Andrew Lytle] and company. I sent a mule to my wife with Bro. Harris, which she got. (Robert Pixton)2

When approximately one hundred ex-soldiers returned to Sutter’s Fort after the Sierra meeting with Brown, they joined their comrades who had remained behind. About twenty continued to San Francisco to find employment. The rest were put to work immediately by Captain John Sutter, who wrote in the fort log after the Mormons had returned, “I employed about 80 of them.”3

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