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9 The Soviet Horror Show

Stephen M. Norris Indiana University Press ePub

Aleksei Balabanov knows how to court controversy. Best known for his cult-classic gangster film Brother (1997), Balabanov catapulted to iconic status with it and its sequel, Brother 2 (2000), when the eponymous hero of the series, Danila Bagrov (played by the equally iconic Sergei Bodrov, Jr.) takes on American corporate gangsters who are holding a Russian hockey player for ransom. In between these two films, Balabanov made an art house attack on nostalgia for Silver Age St. Petersburg. His 1998 Of Freaks and Men is not the prerevolutionary lost Russia envisioned by Nikita Mikhalkov, but an unnerving and perverse place populated by sado-masochist pornographers. In his films of the 1990s, Balabanov advanced a vision of a dark and disturbed St. Petersburg that stood in the tradition of Dostoevsky and Gogol, a place where madness, murder, and mayhem are a product of the city itself—as a character from Brother puts it, “the city is a force.”1

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Chapter 7 Sustaining the Process

Nicholas Jay Myers Solution Tree Press ePub

If you waver with your vision, then your staff can and will become unsure of the direction they should be moving. Movement must be forward. All teachers and students must be held accountable for academic growth.


District 54 demonstrated a significant, long-term commitment to becoming a PLC. To achieve this goal, the district strove to make PLC concepts the overriding framework for all decisions—from staffing to scheduling to goal-setting and beyond. Such a deep transformation required the district to provide ongoing training and professional development around PLC concepts, revamp its school improvement planning process to increase accountability for results, restructure district-level supports to reinforce the transformation at individual school sites, and prioritize celebrating achievement gains across the system. Central to the district’s success has been the understanding that PLC transformation is an ongoing process—not a one-time event.

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3 Setting off

Rose, Chris Karnac Books ePub

The first group meeting will vary widely according to the particular course, students and facilitator. For most students, however, there is a common theme, and that is anxiety. It comes in different intensities, from sheer panic to slight apprehension, and is displayed in different forms—talking too much, not speaking, fidgeting, feeling sick, needing the windows open, and so on. In its less extreme versions, anxiety is a healthy and positive response when setting off on this unpredictable journey. There are weighty expectations of self-disclosure, openness, authenticity, directness and challenge—often very threatening experiences in relationships.

The few who do not experience anxiety at this point are those who are confident that they can keep themselves safe on this journey, and that nothing will seriously disturb their internal world. The obvious problem here is that it is only when our internal worlds are disturbed that we genuinely learn anything. Established patterns have to be shaken up if there is to be space for anything new. It is more hopeful to start from a place of apprehension than confidence, because that is to take seriously the possibility of disturbance and change. It also recognises that groups are powerful places and have the potential to be destructive as well as enormously creative. (Chapter 1) It is realistic to set out with some trepidation.

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9 Gardelegen Atrocity

Malcolm L. Fleming Indiana University Press ePub

On the day before US Forces took Gardelegen, over a thousand slave laborers were burned and shot to death here. They were herded into a barn, the floor of which was covered with gasoline-soaked straw. A grinning 16 yr. old SS boy struck the match. Victims who tried to smother the flames or escape the barn were shot—machine guns being emplaced around the building. About one in twenty was identified as Jewish.

Near Gardelegen, Ger—20 May ’45

Mayors were brought from all the towns in Gardelegen County, made to view the 300 charred bodies and the makeshift grave for the other 700. All able-bodied males in the city of Gardelegen were forced to exhume the bodies in mass graves and bury all in individual plots with white crosses.

Near Gardelegen, Ger—20 May ’45

Sign marking the cemetery entrance. As it implies, each grave has a Gardelegen family charged with keeping it forever beautiful. As we were leaving this area on May 30 the British, who had taken over, saw to it that flowers were placed on each grave.

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4 What is he trying to accomplish in this role?

Arneson, Steve Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

If your boss is any good at all, he has an agenda; he’s trying to accomplish something big in his role. This is a good thing; you want him to have a vision for the department. If that vision aligns with yours, everything’s great. But sometimes his mission is hard to interpret and that’s when you need to dig deep to study his true intent.

Start by determining his philosophical views about your function or discipline. How does he see the field? Which experts does he respect and follow? Is he a traditionalist, or does he want to take the function in a new direction? Get a fix on how your boss looks at his profession. Once you know his point of view, determine how it aligns with yours. Do you share the same beliefs about the future of your chosen field?

Amanda is an expert in software development, and was struggling with her boss about the approach to take in developing new products. To clear the air, I brokered a meeting between Amanda and her boss that focused exclusively on their philosophical visions. By taking the conversation up a notch to their broader world views, we were able to find some common connection points. When it comes to interpreting the moves your boss is making, it’s important to first understand how he sees his craft; this will explain a lot of his initiatives and behavior.

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10. Personal Growth and Quantum Thinking and Planning

Harris, Gerald Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub


ONE OF THE THINGS I ENJOYED MOST about working with my colleagues at GBN was the opportunity to exchange war stories from consulting engagements. One story that I remember vividly was told by Peter Schwartz, chairman of GBN, with absolute amazement in his voice. He was leading a senior group of managers at a high-tech firm in a scenario planning and strategy development process. It was an all-day meeting with lots of preparation and well-focused material to help analyze some big decisions. The meeting had been under way for a couple of hours when one senior manager decided that he would no longer participate because he did not agree with the others. He then proceeded to turn his chair around so that his back faced the group, and he sat in this position for well over an hour. He did this despite the fact that the CEO of his company was in the meeting observing his behavior. (This person left the company within a year of the incident.)


This was surely the most blatant undermining personal behavior I have ever heard about during a planning meeting, but I have experienced more subtle and almost as destructive behaviors that damage the ability of people to think creatively and openly. Behaviors that indicate disrespect (eye rolling, ignoring the speaker, showing signs of impatience, and cutting people off while speaking) are very typical. Behaviors that indicate privilege are also very common (dominating the conversation, “correcting” others, and verbally enforcing “order”). An underlying context of “Get to the bottom line, we are in a hurry, and do it fast” also pervades a lot of planning meetings. There are all kinds of behaviors that stifle openness and creative thinking.

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3.2. Definition

G. Murugesan Laxmi Publications PDF








It refers to coordinate human resources with other resources such as material, machine, money etc. Once managers have established objectives and developed plans to achieve them, they must design and develop a human organization that will be able to carry out those plans successfully.

Sub functions of organizing functions are as follows: Functionalisation, divisionalisation, departmentation, delegation, decentralization, activity analysis, task allocation.


“Organization refers to the structure, which results from identifying and grouping work, defining and delegating responsibility and authority, and establishing relationships.”

—Louis Allen

“An organization is a social unit or human grouping, deliberately structured for the purpose of attaining specific goals.”

—Amitai Etzioni

For example, corporation, Armies, Schools, Hospitals, etc. are the organizations. But tribes,

Ethnic, and friendship group and families are not organization because they do not involve any significant amount of conscious planning or deliberate structuring.

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8 The State of Iraq

Patrick M. Brantlinger Indiana University Press ePub

It is easier to stay out than to get out.


Having invaded Iraq, occupied it, surged it, and turned it into a democracy with an economy blessed by free trade, it would be crazy for the United States to withdraw from it now. Yet that is exactly what President Obama is doing—ordering our boys (and gals) out of a place they have been occupying for nearly a decade. Given the great expense of American treasure and Americans in the Iraq War, John McCain’s hundred-year Reich makes good sense versus Obama’s surrender. Far more sensible, however, would be the one solution that no American politician including Joe Lieberman has yet proposed: Turn Iraq into the fifty-first state of the Union.1

Think how fitting it would have been, as one of his first acts in office, for Obama, who promised change we can believe in, to have transformed that fine piece of oil-rich real estate into a new, vibrant state of the United States! What is the purpose of state building, after all? And what better reward could there be for the Iraqis (the non-Al Qaeda types, that is, even if they are all Muslims) after years of dictatorship, sanctions, shock and awe, waterboarding, regime change, and Abu Ghraib? Grant all Iraqis except the jihaders American citizenship. After all, wasn’t the Bush regime trying to remake Iraq in the image of America? They will love us for our freedoms.

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7. Psychoses and psychoanalytic theories of development

Freeman, Thomas Karnac Books ePub

From Freud onwards psychoanalytic theories of development depend on the premise that the manifestations of abnormal mental states reveal modes of mental activity more appropriate to the infant and young child. This assumption has a distinguished lineage in clinical neurology (Hughlings Jackson, see Chapter 1). Disinterest, inattention, and self-neglect characteristic of established cases of schizophrenia led Abraham (1908) and Freud (1911c) to postulate that, in this loss of the capacity for object love (object libidinal cathexis), there could be discerned evidence of the auto-erotism of the infant—a stage of the libido preceding object choice. An intermediate stage of narcissism was then proposed occurring between auto-erotism and object love on the basis of the phenomena characteristic of persecutory paranoia (Freud, 1911c). In these cases (paranoid psychosis, paranoid schizophrenia) the persecutor is known, is of the same sex, and was previously admired. Freud (1911c) hypothesized that this object choice is narcissistic. It occurs either because the libido has failed to pass beyond the stage of narcissism in the course of development or because the inability to maintain object love (object libidinal cathexis) leads to a libidinal regression to fixations established at the narcissistic stage.

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7: The Last Fight 1923–1935

Rachel Berenson Perry Indiana University Press ePub


FORSYTH'S PAINTING THE SMOKER WON THE Mary T. R. Foulke Purchase Prize of $150 at the Richmond Art Association's Twenty-second Annual Exhibition in 1923. Calling it “that portrait of myself with a cigarette in my mouth,” Forsyth wrote to Dorothy, “I'm afraid I won't be a good example to the Richmond High School kids with that cigarette…and that impudent grin in evidence, as if I didn't give a whoop who saw me…. I never dreamed of it getting a prize and really didn't want to part with it…. Well, the prize money will come in handy.”1

In fact, the prize money was sorely needed. Extra income from awards and judging paid the tuition for the three girls’ Butler University education, which were high priorities in the Forsyth family.2 Despite his regular employment at Herron, occasional artwork sales, and some painting repair work, the Forsyths always struggled to make ends meet. Alice continually patched, sewed, and refashioned to keep her family respectably clothed, and the garden provided fresh vegetables and canned goods. They made their own cherry juice and raised chickens in their spacious backyard.

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Chapter 13: Eliciting Supplemental Requirements

Hossenlopp, Rosemary Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

In This Chapter:

Benefits of Eliciting Supplemental Requirements

Rules for Effective Elicitation of Supplemental Requirements

Tailoring Supplemental Requirements Elicitation

Eliciting supplemental requirements involves compiling a list of solution-quality expectations. These expectations impose constraints on the requirements.

Table 13-1 shows the benefits versus the disadvantages of eliciting supplemental requirements.

Many organizations have standards for drafting supplemental requirements. If standards do not exist, the business analyst will need to create them for the project level. If the performing organization has standards for drafting supplemental requirements, the business analyst only documents exceptions to the standards that the project will follow.

Table 13-1—Benefits versus Disadvantages of Eliciting Supplemental Requirements

Uncovers business requirements, user requirements, and performance requirements that have been missed

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III. The Psychotherapy of Psychoses

Mannoni, Maud Karnac Books ePub

In 18961 Kraepelin described dementia praecox as a nosological entity. He regarded the marked deterioration of the intellectual faculties in this illness as irreversible.2 Fifteen years later, E. Bleuler questioned the validity of the entire classical nosology. Not only was the process of schizophrenic deterioration unproven in his opinion, but he was convinced that the patient was making a fool of his doctor, and he illustrated this thesis by numerous clinical examples.3 Continuing his father’s work, M. Bleuler proposed in 1953 that only severe mental illnesses of organic origin ought to be regarded as incurable. His position did not clarify the matter because it was not found possible to reach agreement on the concept of organicity, and many controversies arose around the. scientific verification of the organic hypothesis.4 The orientation of psychoanalysts working with child psychoses remains generally descriptive in essence, except for the Kleinian school In effect, this study is closely akin in its form to classical psychiatric research.5

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Notes From the Editor

Journal of School Public Relations Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub


As many of you may note, the Journal of School Public Relations has a new editor because Dr. Kowalski has elected to pass on his editorial responsibilities. However, during his tenure, he immensely improved the quality of this journal, and his efforts are a difficult act to follow. Consequently, to smooth the transition between editors, his guidance and sage advice will be sought during this year in his role as an emeritus editor.

It is important to note some changes that have occurred and will be continuing to occur. Foremost is the actual location of the journal. For many years, it has been the University of Dayton. Henceforth, the new location will be the University of South Carolina and will be housed in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies.

Also, there is a change in the editorial assistant. For many years Ms. Elizabeth Pearn was the well-respected go-to person for many of our questions. In the future, please contact Ms. Gwen Lorinovich (LORINOVI@mailbox.sc.edu).

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13 Level Five Resiliency: Our Transformational Breakthrough

Siebert, Al Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

The I Ching, known in the Western world as The Book of Changes, is the oldest continuously used book in human history. Its origin traces back almost 5,000 years. The title, in Chinese characters, expresses three meanings. It communicates that (1) change is constant, (2) change is the only stable reference point in life, and (3) the never-ending process of change can be simple, easy, and natural for us.1

Chinese sages were not the only observers of the constancy of change. Around 500 BC, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus founded a school of philosophy based on his observation that “all things change,” including all humans.2

It fascinates me to find that Chinese sages and Greek philosophers understood and taught a message thousands of years ago that is so relevant today. Each of us lives in a constantly changing environment. We can make our lives difficult by denying, resisting, or fighting against the ongoing process of change, or we can adapt and flow with changes; it’s our choice. By accepting that unceasing change permeates our lives and that many kinds of energy constantly swirl through and around us, we can free ourselves from being buffeted around like leaves in a storm. When we choose to flow along with the energies of change, we can often get good outcomes by choosing when to act or not act in certain ways. Our inborn ability to keep learning new ways of interacting with the world can lead us to learn how to navigate through rough times of change so skillfully …that we can enjoy the journey.

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4 The Best Shopping

Sacha Heselstine FrommerMedia ePub

Magna Plaza’s elegant interior.

Shopping Best Bets

Best Wine Store

Wijnhandel De Ware Jacob, Herenstraat 41 (p 76)

Best Antiques

Premsela & Hamburger, Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat (p 70)

Best Delftware

Jorrit Heinen, Prinsengracht 440 (p 72)

Best English-Language Bookstore

American Book Center, Spui 12 (p 70)

Best Place to Score Castro’s Favorite Stogies

P.G.C. Hajenius, Rokin 92–96 (p 71)

Best Place to Shop for Diamonds

Gassan Diamonds, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173–175 (p 74)

Best Place to Pick Up Authentic Hunks of Gouda

De Kaaskamer van Amsterdam, Runstraat 7 (p 71)

Best Designer Shoes

United Nude, Spuistraat 125a (p 76)

Best Street Market

Albert Cuypmarkt, Albert Cuypstraat (p 75)

Best Place to Provision for Romance

E. Kramer-Pontifex, Reestraat 18–20 (p 71)

Best Place to Stop and Smell the Flowers

Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market), along the south bank of Singel between Muntplein and Koningsplein (p 75)

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