Getting It Done

How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Health Care Reform


Author: Tom Daschle,David Nather

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429925631

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Senator Tom Daschle's narrative of what went on behind the scenes in the making of the new health care legislation delivers a powerful lesson in the workings of American politics. The evolution of health care reform was drawn-out, frustrating, and complicated, but Senator Tom Daschle is the ideal person to recount the process. His account will guide you through the entire story, from the earliest presidential campaign debates -- and his firsthand experiences in the Obama team -- through the battles on Capitol Hill to solve our most serious health care problems. Not simply a book about policy, Daschle's narrative describes in vivid detail how fragile the support in Congress was at every step of the way, as well as the frantic efforts to design a rescue strategy before time ran out. Combining his insights as a health care expert and his political expertise, this is the inside story about how the new legislation came together: from the persistence of President Obama to the subsequent efforts--and counter efforts--within the Senate and the House. In Daschle's hands, this becomes a dramatic personal story and a remarkable lesson in politics at the highest level.

Getting it Done

Postagreement Negotiation and International Regimes


Author: Bertram Irwin Spector,I. William Zartman

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223428

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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From NAFTA to NATO, from the WTO to the WHO, a vast array of international regimes manages an astounding number of regional and global problems. Yet the dynamics of these enormously influential bodies are barely understood. Scholars have scrutinized international regimes, but that scrutiny has been narrowly focused on questions of regime formation and regime compliance. Remarkably little attention has been paid to the crucial question of how regimes sustain themselves and evolve.This pioneering work sets about correcting that neglect. As its title suggests, "Getting It Done" explores how international regimes accomplish their goals goals that constantly shift as problems change and the power of member-states shifts. In a series of conceptually bold opening chapters, the volume editors emphasize that successful evolution depends above all on a process of continuous negotiation domestic as well as international in which norms, principles, and rules are modified as circumstances and interests change.The second part of the volume takes this framework and applies it to four case studies, two regional, two global. Each case study presents the aims, achievements, and structure of a regime and demonstrates how it adjusts its course through negotiation. A final chapter draws both theoretical and practical lessons for the future."

Getting It Done

A Guide for Government Executives


Author: Mark A. Abramson,Daniel Chenok,John M. Kamensky

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442273623

Category: Political Science

Page: 150

View: 3942

From the patient and careful study of an issue, to the assembly of a trusted advisory team and the development and execution of a focused vision and agenda, leaders of all kinds will find some part of this book to incorporate into their own leadership strategies, for which this book’s expert and pragmatic insights prove a refreshing boon.

Getting It Done

Building a Future Without Bankrupting the Present


Author: Mike Kurilovitch

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1410722651

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 6933

"If you build it, they will come -- " That simple, can-do mentality worked wonders in the movies, and now it's generating equal magic in real life. In backwoods Iowa, a modest ballpark attracted countless folks seeking to recapture lost youth and relive the American Dream at the Field of Dreams. In not-so-humble Niagara Falls, New York a tourist destination of international renown befallen by more than its share of hard times a stunning new, state-of-the-art high school moved the city to the head of the class in the world of public education. And the massive, $83 million project did so without raising taxes one thin dime. It only took years of planning, complicated legal maneuvering, a circumvention of state laws and a unique public-private partnership, the likes of which had never been seen in these parts. Not only did the project put the district "on the map" in terms of offering world-class schools, it also triggered an economic renaissance that may just turn the tide for the city and its citizenry. This is the remarkable story of the "new" Niagara Falls High School, how it "got done" and how it could happen elsewhere.

Getting it Done

A Memoir


Author: Derek Burney

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773573003

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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In a candid memoir, Burney paints a vivid picture of leading politicians, including Pierre Trudeau using an off-colour joke to break the ice with Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell becoming upset over Canadian concerns about collateral damage in the first Gulf War, and George Bush Sr chafing at the excessive European flavour of G-7 summits.

Get It Done When You're Depressed


Author: John Preston, Psy.D., ABPP.,Julie Fast

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144063193X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 4119

Shake the blues away. Everyone knows that depression can lead to guilt, sadness, frustration, and in the case of 15-20% of people with depression, suicide. Because we live in a culture that rewards (and often worships) productivity, when a depressed person can't meet the expectations of society, the depression becomes worse and a vicious cycle begins. The goal of Getting Things Done When You're Depressed is to break this cycle. Readers will learn: - How to prepare yourself mentally for working while depressed - How to structure your environment so you can work more easily - How to work with others - How to prevent depression

Get It Done

From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day


Author: Sam Bennett

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608682102

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 219

View: 4020

""Organized" and "artist" don't usually go together. Creative types are more often seen as sensitive, melodramatic, eccentric, misunderstood, and the like. To labels like this, Sam Bennett says, "Congratulations! You're an artist." And through The Organized Artist Company, she has coached hundreds of artists to overcome procrastination, lack of focus, and time-sucking habits so that they can get their art done and out into the world. Bennett explains why "procrastination is genius in disguise" and then prescribes dozens of wonderfully revelatory exercises. From "My Heroes" lists to "Could Do" lists (because To-Do lists make Bennett belligerent) to recognizing who you should not talk to about your project and when research has created Analysis Paralysis, each of these actions requires only a 15-minute commitment. But while quickly accomplished, each shifts the reader's thinking and prompts the kind of insights that have the power to turn underperforming geniuses into accomplished artists"--

Get-it-Done Guy's 3 Bad Habits Successful People Break

Break the Bad Habits Slowing You Down and Holding You Back


Author: Stever Robbins

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142995910X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

View: 5707

Previously published as part of Get-it-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More. Millions of people already benefit from the innovative, time-saving tips that Stever Robbins dispenses each week in his #1 ranked Get-It-Done Guy podcast. Now he's compiled the 3 most common bad habits that hold people back from becoming successful. In this mini ebook, Stever not only shares with you what those 3 bad habits are but proven—and SIMPLE!—ways to break them. Written in the uniquely humorous style Stever is known for, Get-It-Done Guy's 3 Bad Habits Successful People Break will help you break the bad habits slowing you down and holding you back. Work less and do more—and become successful quickly and easily!

Get-It-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More

Transform Yourself from Overwhelmed to Overachiever


Author: Stever Robbins

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429925532

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 2322

Want to conquer your e-mail inbox once and for all? Need help getting organized and staying focused? Start reading! Millions of people already benefit from the innovative, time-saving tips that Stever Robbins dispenses each week in his #1 ranked Get-It-Done Guy podcast. Now he's come up with a 9-step plan to transform even the most overwhelmed into an overachiever. You will learn to: Beat procrastination by speed dating your tasks: You'll face anything if it's just for three minutes; schedule small, finite periods of time for those tasks that seem too overwhelming to get started on. Give your technology a performance review: Our smart phones, PDAs, and computers often make less work in one area while making much more work in others. Review your technology to make sure it's delivering on its promise. Cut out the small talk: Small talk builds superficial relationships, which is a grand waste of time. Ask better questions to make instant connections that'll benefit you for years to come. Written in the uniquely humorous style Stever is known for, Get-It-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More will help you break the bad habits slowing you down and holding you back. Work less and do more—your free time is waiting!

MAX Productivity! - Get It Done Fast And Smart! Here Is How To Be Super Effective In Your Business, At Work And At Home


Author: Francisco Bujan




Page: 30

View: 4478

Business success! How do you achieve it? - What are the top ingredients to win? - A huge part of your success depends on how effective you are at doing what you have to do - You need to be fast, focused and super effective - This is why so many people fail at this game! - They don't have a set of core tactics that gets them focused - Your business or work day are like battle fields! - Your time and energy can easily get stolen or diluted if you don't pay attention - You can waste hours replying to emails or answering social calls - You want to be smarter! Way smarter! And put in place simple day rules to achieve 10x more! Here are some examples: 5 min rules for social calls - Email, get in, do it, get out! - Less calories! Smart lunch - Energy breaks! - Optimize your environment - And much more! - I do believe that with the right mind set and tactics anyone can easily triple their productivity! - You simply need to shift to battle mode and see where time and energy are being wasted - That's what I will give you in this book: tactics, core ideas and energy to make essential shifts in the way you work and approach your day! - This is the result of 10 years of successful coaching experiences with managers, entrepreneurs or simply individuals trying to get more done! Smarter! - Your turn now! - Win!