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27 The Power of an Agenda

Glenn Parker HRD Press, Inc. PDF
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Democratically Accountable Leadership: Tensions, Overlaps, and Principles in Action

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub


ABSTRACT: This discussion focuses on the intersection of two dissonant concepts of importance in today’s educational scene—democracy and accountability. In this article, we describe how these conflicting ideologies might be resolved, theoretically and practically, through democratically accountable leadership—that is, the dual necessity of educational leaders to successfully function as change agents working for social justice. Understanding how educational leaders conceive of these phenomena is an important starting place toward preparing future educational leaders to deal more effectively with them. Hence, we investigated the idea of rethinking accountability around democratic principles and incorporating it into leadership preparation. Specifically, we present results from a study involving doctoral students (i.e., educational leaders) who were asked to link the principles of democracy and accountability to the application of social justice. As such, the article contains suggestions for implementing democratically accountable leadership into practice.

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Manish Goyal Laxmi Publications PDF




This method was invented by Gauss. R.V. Southwell revived and popularized it by applying in structural engineering. This method is a generalization of the Gauss-seidel method.

This method is often used when the coefficient matrix of the system of equations is symmetric and has ‘property A’*. This method is one of the most powerful acceleration technique for speeding up the convergence of iteration techniques.

In this iterative method, initially assumed values of the unknowns are improved by reducing the so called residuals to zero or as close as possible to zero.

The residual of ith equation at mth iteration is denoted by Ri(m) and is given by

Ri(m) = bi – ai1 x1(m) – ai2 x2(m) – ...... – ain xn(m)

where xj(m) gives the value of xj at mth iteration.

To achieve the fast convergence, we take all the terms to one side and reorder the equations so that the largest negative coefficients in the equations appear on the diagonal. Now, if at any iteration, Ri is the largest residual in magnitude then we give an increment dxi = −

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CHAPTER ONE: Introduction

De Gooijer, Jinette Karnac Books ePub

The relatedness of individuals to their work organizations has changed radically in the past couple of decades, the result of a changing global environment in which uncertainty and technological advances have become paradoxical partners. Information and communication technologies appear to promise more certainty in the control of business operations, “organizational knowledge”, and employee performance, yet despite this, people's experience of working life is of greater uncertainty and of having less control over their futures. Experiences of fragmentation have also increased, as the picture drawn by one employee of a global services firm clearly shows (Figure 1). Small and large enterprises have responded by changing internal structures of roles and relationships, employment arrangements, the location of their production or service operations, and universally getting rid of so-called “non-core business”, which usually means mass sackings of staff. There is another paradox, perhaps, in the shift to larger, more powerful organizational units, such as global corporate mergers, while at the same time over-valuing entrepreneurial individualism and its focus on individual performance. Connectedness and survival are central themes in this kind of environment.

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7. Wendell in Wonderland

David M. Jordan Indiana University Press ePub

In the second week of January 1944, the Republican National Committee and numerous Republican state chairmen and vice chairmen met at the Stevens Hotel in Chicago, ostensibly to select the site of their national convention but also to talk politics among themselves, to gear up for a very political year, and, perhaps, to enjoy Chicago.

Chicago in the middle of a great war was still a “toddlin' town.” Some activities were less gamy than others. A troupe of Gilbert and Sullivan players had just opened The Mikado at the Studebaker Theatre, although they had substituted for the line “we are gentlemen of Japan” the wartime words “we are gangsters of Japan.” The long-running and ever-popular Good Night, Ladies, with Stu Irwin, was at the Blackstone Theatre, a sex farce in a Turkish bath on ladies' night. The Black Hawks were playing ice hockey, although not very well (they had a six-game losing streak), and Willie Hoppe was playing a three-cushion billiard exhibition. And there were still plenty of bars, nightclubs, and strip joints for those so inclined.1

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42 Clarifying Team Values

Glenn Parker HRD Press, Inc. PDF


Clarifying Team Values


1. To provide an opportunity for the participants to be creatively open about the values, attitudes, and interests of their organization.

2. To identify and compare the organization’s values, attitudes, and interests with the team’s goal of self-direction.

3. To provide an opportunity to explore the match between the goals or values of the participants and those of the organization.


Works best with a small intact team.

Time Limits

1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Materials and Resources

1. Three sheets of paper and a marker for each participant.

2. Newsprint and additional markers.

3. Masking tape.


1. Introduce the activity by stating that it is useful for the members of a team to think from time to time about their values, attitudes and interests, and whether they, as individuals, are in agreement.

2. Distribute three sheets of paper and a marker to each participant. Restate the organization’s goal of creating self-directed teams. Ask the participants to make believe the organization is a person and describe that person in terms of the values, attitudes, and interests associated, either positively or negatively, with this goal.

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Reverse Factorization and Comparison of Factorization Algorithms in attack to RSA

Hamid R. Arabnia; George A. Gravvanis; George Jandieri; Ashu M. G. Solo; and Fernando G. Tinetti (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF

Int'l Conf. Scientific Computing | CSC'13 |


Reverse Factorization and Comparison of

Factorization Algorithms in attack to RSA

Sadi Evren SEKER

Dept. of Business Administration.

Istanbul Medeniyet University academic@sadievrenseker.com


Factorization algorithms have a major role in the computer security and cryptography. Most of the widely used cryptographic algorithms, like RSA, are built on the mathematical difficulty of factorization for big prime numbers. This research, proposes a new approach to the factorization by using two new enhancements. The new approach is also compared with six different factorization algorithms and evaluated the performance on a big data environment. The algorithms covered are elliptic curve method, quadratic sieve, Fermat’s method, trial division and Pollard rho methods. Success rates are compared over a million of integer numbers with different difficulties. We have implemented our own algorithm for random number generation, which is also explained in the paper.

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Have you enjoyed spending time at this preserve?

Andrew Vietze Down East Books ePub

Under the October sun, this stretch of shorefront looks like Anyplace, Maine. The rocks push out into water that might be a river, might be a bay. The trees glow pleasantly against the blue, the air is clear, and the light is bright. This photo could have been taken anywhere. But these 500 acres are actually quite unique, making for a piece of rarefied real estate with so many fine features that not one, not two, but four different state and local agencies banded together in 1989 to preserve it in perpetuity. This is, in fact, a headland on one of the midcoast’s more important (and multisyllabic) rivers, and it attracted the attention of preservationists for a number of reasons. There is more than eight thousand feet of river frontage here, with pocket sand and pebble beaches; there are old-growth trees along with several notable plant communities; there are native shell middens; and the remains of a brickyard that turned out building blocks in the late nineteenth century. These days the local economy runs on oyster farming, commuting (to the larger Route 1 towns), retirement communities, health care, and tourism. The Bureau of Parks and Lands manages this park for “hiking, clamming, worming, skiing, swimming, nature study, habitat management, and forestry demonstration.” Which is a long-winded way of saying that people like to recreate here. On days like the one pictured here, it’s foliage that provides the draw, and there is plenty of it in this former State of Maine Tree Farm of the Year (1978). See page 101 to learn its location.

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6. The Best Dining

Marie Morris FrommerMedia ePub

Dining Best Bets


Best Seafood

Legal Sea Foods $$$ 255 State St. and branches (Go to page)

Best Raw Bar

Union Oyster House $$$ 41 Union St. (Go to page)

Best Clam Shack

Jasper White’s Summer Shack $$$ 50 Dalton St. (Go to page)

Best Pizza

Pizzeria Regina $ 111?2 Thacher St. (Go to page)

Best for Business

Sultan’s Kitchen $–$$ 116 State St. (Go to page)

Most Romantic

UpStairs on the Square $$$$ 91 Winthrop St., Cambridge (Go to page)

Best Fancy Italian

Mamma Maria $$$$ 3 North Square (Go to page)

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23 Narratives of Agency: Sex Work in Indonesia’s Borderlands

KATHLEEN M ADAMS Indiana University Press ePub

Michele Ford and Lenore Lyons

“Some people do this kind of work because they are forced to, but others do it because they want to live the high life,” said Lia earnestly, responding to a question about the prevalence of trafficking in the sex industry on Karimun, an island on the western edge of the Riau Archipelago in Indonesia.1 An extremely attractive young woman in her mid-twenties, Lia is the image of middle-class Indonesian respectability in her modern, loose-fitting clothes and bright colored jilbab (headscarf) modestly fastened over her head and shoulders. Her comment neatly sums up the dichotomous thinking that dominates both public and scholarly discussions about sex work in Indonesia.2 According to this logic, sex workers are either forced into prostitution by circumstance (including instances of force or deception), or they freely choose to sell their bodies for financial gain.

Lia has lived in Karimun for more than a decade and is familiar with the circumstances that have given rise to a large sex industry on the island and elsewhere in the archipelago. The Riau Islands form the borderland between Singapore and Indonesia, at the periphery of the Indonesian state. The islands have been part of a growth triangle with Singapore and Malaysia since the early 1990s, resulting in large-scale foreign and joint-venture investment in manufacturing, tourism, transport, and service industries. An influx of migrant workers to the region, combined with the ease of travel from economically powerful Singapore, has created the conditions for the proliferation of vice industries such as sex work and gambling on many of the islands. The sex industry caters predominantly to men from nearby Singapore (and to a lesser extent Malaysia), and is fueled by geographical proximity, comparative cost, and the relative anonymity afforded by travel to a foreign country (Ford and Lyons 2008). Local islanders always say that sex workers come to the Riau Islands from other parts of Indonesia—from Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi, but mainly from Java—and this is supported by our research. While some scholars claim that women are trafficked to the Riau Islands following false promises of good jobs in factories or restaurants (Agustinanto 2003:179), activists from some local NGOs argue that many of the women who end up in the industry have previous experience as sex workers in Jakarta or elsewhere.

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CHAPTER FIVE: Psychoanalytical aspects to the risk of containment of dangerous patients treated in high security

Karnac Books ePub

Carine Minne

The perplexing or shocking behaviours that can lead patients, psychotic or otherwise, to be treated in secure settings under the care of forensic psychiatry teams may have contributed to those clinical teams in particular incorporating a psychoanalytic approach. Another reason for this might be that a psychoanalytic approach is considered helpful with those patients suffering from personality disorders for whom the “ordinary” psychiatric management does not seem to suffice. In this chapter, I will first describe in a general way how clinical psychiatric teams in high secure hospital settings approach the problem of patients who have been violent. I will then give examples of “dangerous” patients who have been treated with psychoanalytic psychotherapy and show how this approach can contribute to understanding their difficulties and violent propensities, adding an important aspect to their management.

Patients looked after in Special Hospital or high security are, by virtue of having been sent there, considered to be dangerous. To be dangerous is generally used to mean that a particular individual, based on previous violent acts by that person, is likely to behave violently again. Violence in psychiatric literature is widely accepted to be “the intended infliction of bodily harm on another person” and this definition requires there to be a breach in body boundary (Glasser, 1979a, 1985). The first difficulty immediately apparent in attempting to examine the problem of dangerousness in a patient from a psychoanalytical perspective is that the description refers to the quality of an individual's previous actions rather than saying anything about the individual himself (Mullen, 1984). This causes a pull towards a behavioural approach in examining the problem because violent acts can be seen and measured. This approach alone does not suffice and the simple fact that a previously violent person has not been violent for a certain amount of time, which could be years, does not tell us anything about the likelihood of future violent behaviour. Neither does it provide any understanding or meaning of the violence committed. A multi-factorial perspective is necessary in order to have meaningful clinical appraisals. A psychoanalytic approach can contribute by offering a view of such a patient's mind and in what way his or her past dangerous behaviour resides in that mind. Psychoanalytic theories are useful in the quest to understand why certain patients suffering from mental disorders and who have carried out serious violence acts, appear to have inadequate defences against the discharge of violent impulses. One should not forget that, amidst the near pathognomonic presence of environmental contributing factors, constitutional features might also play a role.

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Michelin Michelin ePub


Shaped by Celtic beginnings, the early influence of invading Norsemen and the recurrent colonisation – peaceful or otherwise – by the English, the nation’s culture has developed into a fascinating hybrid that is impossible to pin down. Rugged and romantic, traditional and modern, it is always evolving, yet manages to remain true to its roots.



Mainland Scotland retains two of the earliest buildings erected by the Celtic clergy, the round towers of Brechin and Abernethy. Dating from the late 10C to early 11C these refuges or belfries are outliers of an Irish tradition. Although tangible remains are few, the Christian faith was an important unifying factor in Dark Age Scotland.


Scotland of the mid-11C with its Celtic and Norse influences was soon to undergo a new and gradual Anglo-Norman colonisation. It was the west and north, the strongholds of the old cultures, that resisted the new imprint.

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Janis Turk FrommerMedia ePub


Big Bend & Guadalupe Mountains National Parks

Outdoor enthusiasts will love this part of Texas. Here, in Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains national parks, you’ll find Texas’s most spectacular mountain scenery, as well as absolutely wonderful opportunities for hiking and other outdoor recreation. These parks have an abundance of wildlife and both prehistoric and historic sites. Big Bend National Park is bounded by the Rio Grande, as it defines the U.S.-Mexico border, while Guadalupe Mountains National Park boasts the highest peak in Texas and a canyon with perhaps the prettiest scenery in the state, especially in the fall.

In addition to these two national parks in Texas, a third, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, is just over the state line in New Mexico. This easy side trip from Guadalupe Mountains National Park will lead you to some of the world’s most beautiful cave formations, and, if you’re so inclined, the thrill of a true caving experience, as you crawl belly to rock through dark, narrow underground passages. There are also some pretty sweet places to stay in this part of the state, like the Gage Hotel in Marathon, where you can sit by a campfire after a fabulous dinner and see “miles and miles of Texas, and all the stars up in the sky,” as an old cowboy song goes.

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8. Task Force Iron

Stephen A. Bourque and John W. Burdan III University of North Texas Press PDF


Task Force Iron


he 1st Infantry Division’s 3rd Brigade, commanded by Colonel David Weisman, provided the headquarters for Task Force Iron.

Based in northern Germany near the ports of Hamburg and Bremen, it was a relic of the Cold War when planners feared that large armies from the Warsaw Pact would overrun NATO defenses before they could send reinforcements. Formally designated the 2nd Armored Division-Forward, it was now assigned to the 1st Infantry Division bringing the Big Red One up to the normal complement of three brigades. In its role as Task Force

Iron, it consisted of two ground battalions (1st Battalion, 41st Infantry and the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry). The 4th Battalion, 3rd

Field Artillery had the direct support role, backed by sixteen additional battalions of artillery prepared to provide indirect fire support and counter-battery fire. Attack helicopter support came from the 1st Battalion, 1st Aviation, and support for tearing down the berm came from the 317th Engineer Battalion.1

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CHAPTER TWO. The therapy manual

Asen, Eia; Jones, Elsa Karnac Books ePub

A requirement of the research project was that each treatment modality had to provide a protocol describing its approach. Eia Asen had already started this process during the pilot phase, and both authors then continued to struggle with several more versions. We found the writing of such a protocol difficult partly because of our distaste for pinning down our practice in what seemed a rigid and prescriptive format—psychotherapy is, after all, an art as well as a set of techniques—but also because the two of us orient ourselves at somewhat different ends of the systemic spectrum. Thus Elsa Jones could be described as being placed somewhere in the “post-Milan” group, strongly influenced by feminist and social constructionist ideas (Jones, 1993), whereas Eia Asen occupies a position that draws on a number of different approaches, from structural to strategic to post-Milan therapies (Asen, 1997). Thus the final working document stated that “each therapist is likely to use most of these techniques during the course of therapy with each couple” but some techniques were very unlikely to be used, at least in their pure form, by both therapists. Additionally, experienced therapists are unlikely to be working in a way that reflects a pure model, since, after a significant period as a practitioner, one’s style becomes personal and influenced by a continuous learning process from colleagues, clients, and one’s own life.

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