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Accentuating the Positive to Help People Win

Blanchard, Ken Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Later that morning the author knocked on the door of Herb’s office. Herb obviously knew in advance that the author was coming, because he looked up and said, “I understand you like to catch people doing things right.”

“I certainly do,” replied the author. “I love the entrepreneur’s idea that to really learn how to do something, you have to be willing to be coached and study under a master. But I feel the follow-up system he got from his father—tell me, show me, let me, correct me, et cetera—doesn’t accentuate the positive. He told me you confronted him on the lack of support and the learning system you use in the company now includes catching people doing things right. I’d be interested in learning about that.”

“Be happy to share what we’re doing,” said Herb. “First, let me give you a little background. We hire two kinds of people: winners and potential winners. Winners are people who are already experienced in what we have hired them to do and have a good performance track record.”

“They don’t need much help, do they?” guessed the author.

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Gratton, Lynda Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub
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CHAPTER SIX: Unfolding the Complexes in Dreams

Bogart, Greg Karnac Books ePub

Dreams portray images of our central problems and conflicts, which Jung called complexes. Complexes are recurring feelings, thoughts, behaviours, memories, or patterns of relationship with others that become highly charged, points of maximum intensity, and “emotional preoccupations” (Storr, 1983, p. 33). A complex becomes a point of fixation and may be a source of repeated problems or suffering in our lives. When we repeatedly become angry and belligerent; when we practice and rehearse tasks but always fail to perform under pressure; when we're possessed by a need to criticize our loved ones mercilessly—we're in the grips of complexes.

Jung described a complex as “a conglomeration of psychic contents characterized by a peculiar or perhaps painful feeling-tone, something that is usually hidden from sight” (Jung, 1976 [1935], par. 99).

What then … is a “feeling toned complex”? It is the image of a certain psychic situation which is strongly accentuated emotionally and is, moreover, incompatible with the habitual attitude of consciousness. This image has a powerful inner coherence, it has its own wholeness and … a relatively high degree of autonomy, so that it is subject to the control of the conscious mind to only a limited extent. (Jung, (1969) [1934b], par. 201)

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5: Digital Technologies for Agricultural Extension

Raju, K.V.; Wani, S.P.; Raju, K.V.; Wani, S.P. CABI PDF

Digital Technologies for

Agricultural Extension


Mukund D. Patil,* K.H. Anantha and

Suhas P. Wani

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

(ICRISAT), Patancheru, India

5.1  Introduction

Ensuring global food security for the 9 billion people by 2050 and improving livelihoods sustainably with scarce and finite land and water is a challenging task (UNDP, 2009). The quantity of neither available water nor land has increased but water and land availability per capita has declined significantly due to the increase in human population. Eighty per cent of the world’s cultivable area which contributes to feeding 60% of the total world population is rainfed. In developing countries in general, and India in particular, the growing population and shrinking landholding has increased pressure on natural resources to produce more. Although agriculture contributes a major share to the gross domestic product (GDP), the growth rate of the agricultural sector has reduced over recent years for various reasons. As per the latest estimates released by the Central Statistical Office of India the share of agriculture and allied sectors in GDP of India was 51.9% in 1950/51 and has declined to 13.7% in 2012/13 (GoI, 2013). At the same time, productivity has been stagnant or less than the potential (Singh et al.,

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III. Involution

Caki Wilkinson University of North Texas Press PDF
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Edited by Cater, C.I., Garrod, B., and Low, T. CABI PDF


  Fair trade

A market-based poverty-alleviation mechanism, taking the form of a social movement that advocates innovative conditions of trade reflecting the key principles of sustainable development. Fairtrade labels on commodities are typically associated with consumer buycotting campaigns. Hence, fairtrade products provide opportunities for ethical consumption and encourage consumers to demonstrate their consumer power through boycotting non-fairtrade certified products. Written as one word (‘Fairtrade’), it refers to products certified by the Fairtrade Labelling Organization (FLO). The FLO is responsible for prescribing the standards and monitoring them to ensure the principles are upheld.

Fair trade places emphasis in three identifiable areas. Firstly, it ensures the payment of consistent prices (despite a fluctuating market) to producers in the less-­developed countries. Thus, fair trade advocates economic independence. Specifically, it encompasses a commitment to the achievement of social and environmental standards. This is accomplished through the payment of fair compensation for products and labour.

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Chapter Ten Meeting Legal Requirements

Austin Buffum Solution Tree Press ePub

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

—George Bernard Shaw

Jeremy, a third grader at Magnolia Elementary School, has struggled for the past 2 years. A student study team (SST) met with his mom last year, when Jeremy was in second grade, but no follow-up meeting has yet occurred.

For the first 4 months of third grade, Jeremy made little progress. He was encouraged to attend after-school tutoring sessions, but baseball practice often prevented him from doing so. His teacher, Mrs. Campbell, requested that Jeremy sit at the front of the room and reduced his homework load, but to no avail. The school’s administrative team discussed whether special education, or at least formal evaluation, might be a good idea for him. But then, as Magnolia developed a PRTI, the student study team (SST) became “gung ho” about behaving like a professional learning community.

So for the next 5 months, an instructor pulled Jeremy out of Mrs. Campbell’s class in the afternoons to receive assistance with fluency and comprehension; the team began with those two areas based on Jeremy’s low percentile on the standardized reading test. The program used appeared to work well, although the research base on it was inadequate.

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3 - Visible Liberalism: Liberal Protestant Taste Evangelism, 1850 and 1950

Edited by Leigh E Schmidt and Sally M Indiana University Press ePub


Liberal Protestant Taste Evangelism, 1850 and 1950


It is tempting to posit a special relationship between liberal religion and visual culture—and especially between liberal religion and fine art. Liberalism comports well with certain prospects for art; the overlap between liberal theology and art theory, and between liberal theology and aesthetics, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is striking. Liberal religious authors, one after another, assert affinities joining art to spirituality. The particular shape of the partnership, however, is heavily dependent on the specificities of the contexts in which conversations and connections take place.

This chapter's pages consider, first and most extensively, a range of key liberal figures of mid-nineteenth-century Protestantism in terms of their commitments to the visual arts. Having examined the shape of this engagement in the several decades around 1850, my narrative turns, by way of comparison, to the mid-twentieth-century liberal Protestant taste evangelism I have explored in the past.1 The moments that catch attention here are episodes in the spiritualization of art. In each instance proponents connected, in various ways and degrees, to the institutional church advocated a sort of aesthetic spirituality, which they insisted was even more intensely available outside the church's walls than within them.

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Chapter Three: How to choose your personal psychoanalyst

Bach, Sheldon Karnac Books ePub

It was more than 50 years ago that as a candidate in a doctoral psychology programme I heard a student ask the director how to choose a personal analyst. I remember his reply: “Take the analyst to a stable and see how the horses react to him.” This was impractical advice even at that time, and more so now that there are no longer any stables in Manhattan. But the import was clear: training qualifications, reputation, and the number of books written were less important than some affective personal quality to which horses were more sensitive because their minds were presumably not distracted by cognitive considerations.

You should of course consider length of training and other qualifications, books and articles written, courses taught, etc. since these may sometimes indicate a depth of commitment, but do not be overly impressed by the accoutrements of reputation, since some highly reputed analysts, just as some highly acclaimed physicians, may be total duds.

Other things being equal, you should prefer an analyst who has practised a substantial number of hours per week, is readily available, and does not spend most of his time primarily involved with non-clinical work or travelling around the country. If you needed surgery you would choose a surgeon who has done the most operations. That being said, we have all learned much from people who were not full-time clinicians; you want a flexible analyst who is capable of learning from experience, and not one who just keeps repeating the same mistakes year after year.

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19. Having Fun Every Day

Crenshaw, Dave Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

We began this book by talking about the journey through the desert. Now we’ve reached the end of this book’s journey. If you’ve been putting the principles I’ve shared into practice, odds are you’ve begun to experience greater control and productivity, all while having more fun.

At this point, it’s helpful to do a comparative assessment. Remember the Fun Scorecard you filled out in chapter 3? Time to take it again and compare your results.

You’ve got two options for retaking the quiz:

Flip back to chapter 3 and take the assessment again. Tally up your scores and compare your outcome with the first time you took the test. In which areas did you improve most? or

Take it online at PowerofHavingFun.com/quiz. This easy-to-use version does all the heavy lifting for you. It will tabulate your responses and email you the results.

I hope you’ve seen improved balance in your day and now have Personal, Family, and Work Oases all working in harmony to provide a continually refreshing experience. No matter where you are in the process, there’s always another step to take. Keep it light, be playful, and explore new ways to infuse your calendar with fun.

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27. Vaccinations and Vitamins

de Graaf, John Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

People who for years have been fighting the pollution
of the physical environment suddenly realize
that we have a perhaps even bigger problem that
has to be solved first, and that is cleaning up the toxic
areas of our mental environment.


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, or so the old saying goes. Many of us take that suggestion seriously each fall when we line up dutifully for flu shots. When we feel a virus coming on, we pop vitamin C tablets into our mouths, hoping Linus Pauling knew what he was talking about. Of course, there are no real shots or pills that can prevent or soften the impact of affluenza (with one exception: for the small percentage of Americans who are truly addicted, the compulsive shoppers, psychiatrists sometimes prescribe anti-compulsion drugs and antidepressants, with promising results). But in a metaphorical sense, some powerful antiviruses are floating around that can help vaccinate us against affluenza, and so are some equally effective vitamins that can help keep us from harm’s way.

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Chapter 7 Now What? Using Data to Make a Difference

Kim Bailey Solution Tree Press ePub


•  The most important result of using common formative assessments is the response teams develop and implement to support student learning.

•  In a common formative assessment, data must be gathered by learning target for each student.

•  Data conversations can follow a prescriptive protocol that allows teams to make effective use of their time and create a safe place to share ideas and information.

While they offer many benefits, the primary goal of common formative assessments is to provide information about student learning and to identify which students are in need of additional time and support. In fact, they are an integral part of a school’s Tier 1 instruction within the response to intervention model (Buffum, Mattos, & Weber, 2009). Specifically, in schools that operate as PLCs, teams use the results of their common formative assessments to identify students who have not reached proficiency on prioritized learning targets. What differentiates teams in PLCs from traditional teams is the response itself. In PLCs, when students are identified as not yet reaching proficiency on the skills and concepts considered essential, there is a collective and systematic first response within the team designed to provide immediate support. This differs greatly from traditional teams in which members feel it isn’t their responsibility to provide support. These teams respond to student needs simply by looking for other teachers or staff, such as specialists, to provide the intervention students need.

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Patterns (PAT)

Richard DuFour Solution Tree Press ePub


When you make an argument for or against something, you try to convince someone that it is right or wrong using reasons and evidence.

Examples: When you make an argument, provide evidence to support your perspective. If your argument is that plants and animals alter their environments to suit their needs, you might provide examples of organisms changing the environment—such as a prairie dog burrowing underground—to support your claim.


A bias is a preference for one thing, outcome, person, or group over another.

Examples: If you are doing an experiment, you might have a bias toward a particular result or outcome. To avoid bias, use objective data sources and set criteria and procedures ahead of time.


Something that is empirical is based on evidence that you can physically see or show.

Examples: When you make a scientific claim, especially about a causal relationship, it is important to use empirical evidence to back it up. When you are defining a design question, make sure it can be tested in an empirical way.

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CHAPTER ONE: Our first meeting in the waiting room

Cleve, Elisabeth Karnac Books ePub

How do you do

When I meet Douglas for the first time, I see a tall, brown-skinned, six-year-old boy of African origin who darts around the waiting room in every direction. He has come with his adoptive parents, Margareta and Gunnar, for a psychological assessment, which I am going to conduct.

The boy is hyperactive and lacks a firm posture. He flings himself about and slobbers. He is in constant motion and spreads a strong feeling of agitation around himself. He kicks his feet around, bumps into the furniture, and knocks a flowerpot on to the floor. Suddenly he jumps up and, before anyone has a chance to stop him, he scuffs the wall with his feet. Douglas does not, so to speak, always have his head up and his feet down. He is wearing new clothes, which just hang there on his body. Nothing is buttoned and nothing seems to fit. Douglas seems to have shut off the normal ability to feel in various parts of his body. In all the tumult he is causing, one of his shoes falls off and I notice there is a pebble in it. He has had that in his shoe without showing any reaction of pain. He has not noticed anything. He gives the impression of living in a constant state of pain and thus a little stone in his shoe is neither here nor there.

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Chapter 8 Organic and Sustainable Vegetable Production

Welbaum, G.E. CAB International PDF


Organic and Sustainable Vegetable



Background of conventional and organic systems

Organic vegetable production is often considered as an alternative to what is variously called high input

“conventional” farming, “modern” agriculture, or

“traditional” farming. Actually, organic production pre-dates the advent of modern vegetable production.

World War II caused many to realize that food was a strategic resource. Limited manpower and the need to maximize food production during the war lead to agricultural research and policies that accelerated the ascendancy of “modern” agrichemical systems of crop production that began in the early 1900s (Welbaum et al., 2004). The new technologies included synthetic concentrated fertilizers, mechanization and chemical weed control to increase production efficiencies.

Another part of this system was the development of plant cultivars that were increasingly more dependent upon the support of agrichemistry in the subsequent post-war period (Welbaum et al., 2004).

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