Love 'Em or Lose 'Em

Getting Good People to Stay

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Author: Beverly Kaye,Sharon Jordan-Evans

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609948866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Since employees who walk out the door cost their companies up to 200 percent of their annual salaries to replace, retention is one of the most important issues facing businesses today. And with so many surveys reporting that employees are unhappy and not working up to their full potential, engagement is a second serious and costly issue. The latest edition of this Wall Street Journal bestseller offers twenty-six simple strategies—from A to Z—that managers can use to address their employees’ real concerns and keep them engaged. The fifth edition has been revised and updated throughout and includes many more international examples, reflecting the fact that Love ’Em or Lose ’Em is available in twenty-two languages, from Albanian and Arabic to Thai and Turkish. Its message is truly one that spans continents and cultures.

Astoria

Or, Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains

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Author: Washington Irving

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astoria (Or.)

Page: 391

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Backgammon For Dummies

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Author: Chris Bray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119996740

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 280

View: 1802

A comprehensive and fun guide to Backgammon! Backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world, the origins of which date back some 5000 years – and it's still going strong. It enjoyed a huge resurgence in the 1970s, and then again in the 1990s with the popularity of the Internet, where millions of people play tournaments online every day. Today, backgammon's following in the UK is huge, with a dedicated British Isles Backgammon Association, and hundreds of face-to-face tournaments taking place across the UK every year. In this book, backgammon expert Chris Bray walks you through the basics of setting up a board, opening strategies, middle and end-game tactics, and tips on when to make key moves. You'll also get to grips with basic probabilities, the doubling cube and the 25% rule. And if you want to take your gaming further, there's plenty of advice to get you started in tournament backgammon, as well as playing online. Suitable for both beginners and experienced player looking for more tips and techniques, Backgammon For Dummies includes coverage on: Starting and Playing the Game Handling the Middle Game Bearing Off (The Last Lap) Varying the Play About the author

The Rebels' Hour

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Author: Lieve Joris

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9781555848583

Category: History

Page: 320

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“A compelling, blood-soaked portrait of a young Tutsi rebel who rose to become one of the leading generals in the Congolese Army” (Details). Lieve Joris has long been considered “one of the best journalists in the world” (Libération, France) and in The Rebels’ Hour she illuminates the dark heart of contemporary Congo through the prism of one lonely, complicated man—a rebel leader named Assani who becomes a high-ranking general in the Congolese army. As we navigate the chaos of his lawless country alongside him, the pathologically evasive Assani stands out in relief as a man who is both monstrous and sympathetic, perpetrator and victim. “Lieve Joris is of the caliber of Naipaul or Ryszard Kapuscinski, 50% traveler, 50% journalist, 100% writer.” —Elle (France)

Anger & Angst

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Author: Elle West

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781523950201

Category:

Page: 418

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Alexandra Bevill would rather face the turbulent ocean than her parents' enemies, but she never expects that her leap into tempestuous waters will take her to a place even more unbelievable than the exposed truth of her sheltered life. When she awakens to an unknown setting with no recollection of how she got there, she is fundamentally perplexed by the nameless man whose gaze she wakes up to. Her existence turns to a series of ever-changing riddles, leading her down a grueling trail of dark secrets in the hope of tracing their elusive source, and earning her the ire of this aloof man. Consequently, in her dreams-nightly excursions that more often than not take her directly to his bedroom door-an eerie presence lurks behind waking eye, frightening and tempting her with the mystery of the long lost presumptive heir of Noble House. Submerging her deeper into the menacing puzzle of the current Lord Noble's animosity. Rafe Noble, current Lord of the island Grapplings, has chosen to live a solitary life that no man can endure without being claimed by insanity or the inherent nature of the beast that already defines half of his soul. He has no choice but to accept the small human girl who has washed ashore, but he mercilessly snubs her. He is forced, however, to defend his empirical safeguards when she starts to delve into the mystery of setbacks that have cursed the Noble lineage, unearthing the disturbing truth of an underlying revenge.

Travels in the Great Western Prairies

The Anahuac and Rocky Mountains, and in the Oregon Territory

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Author: Thomas Jefferson Farnham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Indians of North America

Page: N.A

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Farnham was the leader of a group of Oregon-bound settlers known as the "Peoria Party." The group left Independence on May 20, 1839.

The Unyielding

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Author: Shelly Laurenston

Publisher: Kensington

ISBN: 1617735140

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 473

“As usual, Laurenston’s story is outrageously bawdy, her characters are unabashedly foul-mouthed and unrestrained, and her comedic timing is on point. The blend of screwball romance, mythological mayhem, and all-out action is as enjoyable as ever.” —Publishers Weekly Stieg Engstrom, Angriest Viking Ever, has got big problems. The human Viking Clans of earth are in danger of being obliterated—along with the rest of the world—and the only one who may be able to save them is a super pain-in-the-ass Crow. Most people annoy Stieg, but this is the one woman he really can’t stand . . . Erin Amsel loves being a Crow! Why wouldn’t she when the other Viking Clans are so hilariously arrogant and humorless? She’s not about to let all that come to an end! She just didn’t expect to be shoulder to shoulder in battle with Stieg. Then again, he’s so easy to torment—and also kind of cute. With the future of the world riding on them, Stieg knows he’ll have to put aside his desperate need to kiss the smirk right off Erin’s face. Wait. What? He didn’t mean that—did he? No! They have one goal: To conquer the idiots. Because nothing bugs Stieg more than when idiots win. If only he can keep himself from suddenly acting like one . . . “No one does the weird and wacky better than Laurenston!” —RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars Top Pick “If you enjoy outrageous scenarios, witty banter, and hilariously over-the-top characters, look no further than Shelly Laurenston’s Call of Crows series.” —SmexyBooks, Best Books of the Year

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Methodology

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Author: Kerry E Howell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271625

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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This book provides students with a concise introduction to the philosophy of methodology. The book stands apart from existing methodology texts by clarifying in a student-friendly and engaging way distinctions between philosophical positions, paradigms of inquiry, methodology and methods. Building an understanding of the relationships and distinctions between philosophical positions and paradigms is an essential part of the research process and integral to deploying the methodology and methods best suited for a research project, thesis or dissertation. Aided throughout by definition boxes, examples and exercises for students, the book covers topics such as: - Positivism and Post-positivism - Phenomenology - Critical Theory - Constructivism and Participatory Paradigms - Post-Modernism and Post-Structuralism - Ethnography - Grounded Theory - Hermeneutics - Foucault and Discourse This text is aimed at final-year undergraduates and post-graduate research students. For more experienced researchers developing mixed methodological approaches, it can provide a greater understanding of underlying issues relating to unfamiliar techniques.

Death of a Perfect Wife

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Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455520926

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A PERFECT WIFE: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryHamish Macbeth, the laid-back constable of Lochdubh, Scotland, has a new Land Rover to drive and a Highland summer to savor, but as fast as rain rolls in from the loch, his happy life goes to hell in a handbasket. The trouble begins when his beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe returns from London . . . with a fiancé on her arm. His miseries multiply when clouds of midges (the diabolical Scottish mosquito) descend on the town. Then a paragon of housewifery named Trixie Thomas moves into Lochdubh with her lapdog husband in tow. The newcomer quickly convinces the local ladies to embrace low-cholesterol meals, ban tobacco, and begin bird-watching. Soon the town's fish-and-chips-loving men are up in arms. Now faced with the trials of his own soul, Macbeth must solve Lochdubh's newest crime-the mysterious poisoning of the perfect wife.

Mr. Monk Goes to Germany

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Author: Lee Goldberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440633614

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Adrian Monk is on a roll?solving murders as fast as they come, and not counting his Wheat Chex until they?re in the bowl. But when his therapist, Dr. Kroger, leaves for Germany, Monk can?t tie his shoes, forgets how to swallow, and loses track of his blinking. Desperate, he follows Dr. Kroger to Germany where he sees a man with six fingers. The man responsible for his wife?s death?or was it just his imagination? Now Monk has to deal with his phobias and the unfriendly polizei to find his man.

Tom Sawyers Abenteuer Und Streiche

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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981693092

Category:

Page: 264

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Mark Twain (real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910) is probably one of the most known American writers. He was immensely popular in his time, especially noted for his wit and humour, and he is still widely quoted nowadays. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are probably the best known characters of Mark Twain, and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1876) is the first book where they appear. Here we read about the games Tom plays with his friends and schoolmates, as pirates, Robin Hood, etc., his flirtations with Becky Thatcher, his search for a hidden treasure, his troubles with "Injun Joe..". This version includes the illustrations of the first edition, by True Williams (I wish I could have used Norman Rockwell's, maybe in 2029), and is proofread (or "smoothread"), which was not easy, because the txt and html versions in PG have different text, and both are different from the 1st edition scans, which is itself inconsistent... Oh, and it is the uncensored text, so don't complain if you find some n-words.

Ästhetische Feldzüge

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Author: Ludolf Wienbarg

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783847297994

Category:

Page: 188

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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten