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4 Analyze Your Beliefs

Brian Tracy Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.

RICHARD M. DEVOS

Perhaps the most important of all mental laws is the Law of Belief. This law says that whatever you believe with conviction becomes your reality. Wayne Dyer says, “You do not believe what you see; you see what you already believe.” You actually view your world through a lens of beliefs, attitudes, prejudices, and preconceived notions. You are not what you think you are, but what you think, you are.

Proverbs 23:7 says that as a man “thinketh in his heart, so is he.” This means that you always act on the outside based on your innermost beliefs and convictions about yourself.

In Matthew 9:29, Jesus says, “According to your faith, it will be done unto you.” This is another way of saying that your intense beliefs become your realities. They determine what happens to you.

Dr. William James of Harvard University said in 1905, “Belief creates the actual fact.” He went on to say, “The greatest revolution of my generation is the discovery that individuals, by changing their inner attitudes of mind, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”

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Tool B: Sample FOIA Request Letter

Tom Devine Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Your address
Contact information
Date

Freedom of Information Office
Agency
Address [separate for each agency subunit where records may be located]

FOIA Request

Dear FOIA Officer,

Pursuant to the federal Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, I request access to the following records, as defined by the act: [Here clearly describe what you want. Include the format the records may take (e-mails, audio files, documents) and identifying material, such as names, places, and the period of time about which you are inquiring. If you think it will help to explain what you are looking for, attach news clippings, reports, and other documents describing the subject of your research.]

As a noncommercial requester of information, I am entitled to two hours of search time and copies of 100 pages for free. Provided they are reasonable, I agree to pay any additional processing fees for this request in an amount not to exceed $[state dollar amount]. Please notify me prior to your incurring any expenses in excess of that amount.

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88. Beyond the Computer: Essential Tools (and Toys) for the Well-Connected Telecommuter

Debra Dinnocenzo Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

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101 Tips for Telecommuters

needs (Tip 83) for any additional hardware, software, or services that might benefit you and “shop your specs” in the most appropriate and time-efficient way for you (hire a consultant, search the Web, peruse catalogs, do one-stop shopping at your favorite computer superstore, etc.).

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Beyond the Computer:

Essential Tools (and Toys) for the

Well-Connected Telecommuter

One of the long-standing myths about telecommuting is that it’s so simple to do; just stay home, flip open a wireless notebook computer, grab your cell phone, and hang out at the pool. Let me be clear (did

I harp on this once before?!): Nothing could be further from the truth about serious telecommuting. Of course I’ve taken my cell phone to the pool, but usually it’s because I’m still working when everyone else is playing! Telecommuting effectively requires concentrated effort, dedicated time, and all the right tools.

Since you usually won’t be working poolside, having a great desk is an excellent idea. As with other equipment you’ll need, first determine your needs and preferences.

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Chapter 12 Global Perspective of Structured On-the-Job Training

Jacobs, Ronald Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

Chapter 12

Global Perspective of

Structured On-the-Job Training

Most perspectives of S-OJT come from a North American tradition of human learning and performance. However, that does not represent all the perspectives. This chapter describes a global perspective of S-OJT.* This information seems important especially since S-OJT places unique demands on trainers and trainees compared to other training approaches. In addition, more and more global organizations use S-OJT, and their use reflects the particular business needs and cultures of their settings. This chapter reviews:

cross-cultural aspects of S-OJT and

global uses of S-OJT.

CROSS-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF S-OJT

Recently, an automotive parts supplier in the midwestern

United States adopted S-OJT to train new employees on how to sew fabric seat covers, headliners, and other interior

*The author wishes to thank A. Ahad Osman-Gani, professor of international human resource management and development, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, for his assistance in preparing this chapter.

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CHAPTER FOUR Peace Ecology

Savir, Uri Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

SOCIETIES THAT HAVE ENDURED CONFLICT FOR GENERATIONS are understandably highly suspicious of their former enemies; this suspicion comes out in hostility and aggression. The compromises and cooperation that are so necessary to the peace process are often perceived as betrayals. Leaders and negotiators treat their peace partners as enemies and are overcautious of working together toward reconciliation. People even feel comfortable with the status quo of suspicion, because there is always someone else to blame for one’s predicament.

For real peace to thrive, a fundamental change in the peacemaking environment must occur. This transformation can be derived from those inside the conflict area and from those beyond the regional boundaries. An integrative strategy can be planned and implemented to ensure that peace is not created in a vacuum; parallel to conflict resolution, both sides must move from a culture of war to a culture of peace—in other words, societies must create and nourish a peace ecology.

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