One day, Natsuhiko (our narcissist hero) is asked by his parents to bring home a girl. He asks his only friend, Mitsuru (our masochistic heroine) to come. But Hijiri, who's dying to discover Natsuhiko's secret, also decides to tag along. Will Mitsuru be able to protect Natsuhiko's secret?
Stegosaurus was tough--in more ways than one! With body plates and a spiked tail, this dinosaur was armored top to bottom. But this small-brained beast was plant-eater, and its armor had a surprising purpose. Discover the mysteries of Stegosaurus and its Jurassic journey millions of years ago.
Noro Laend is an addict in the sewers of the Holy City of S'lausu when a fast-talking feline mage crosses his path and changes his life forever - but will it be for the better?
Contemporary thinking about management is still frequently presented as a set of universal, eternal verities. In this fascinating book Roy Jacques presents a discursive history of industrial work relationships in the United States which powerfully demonstrates that they are not. A central concern is to show that current common-sense' in management forms an historically and culturally specific way of thinking about work and society which is often inappropriate for managing for the twenty-first century'. The author is equally interested in revealing the cultural basis for American management ideas, currently exported round the world as an objective science, disconnected from its cultural and historical roots.
At the age of 18, I had already lost all of the people I loved. I was not old enough to make my first communion when I lost my loving mother. My oldest sister, Agnes, at the age of eight (who had taken care of her four little siblings) followed my mother only six months later. My second oldest sister, Maria, was left to care for us at the tender age of seven. Our father struggled daily just fighting to survive, working hard to provide food during the worst depression of our times. My older brother, Bernhard, was then only four, I only 18 months, and my little sister Anna was only 7 months old at the time my mother and oldest sister passed away. Sadly, none of us really got a chance to know neither our mother nor our oldest sister; the only place they can be together or watch over us in heaven. With the eruption of the horrible WWII in September of 1939 and the subsequent invasion of our country Poland by the Nazi army, came the unimaginable and unerbittliche (inexorable) suffering and the subsequent separation from my home and family, I gradually became aware of my true path. In fact, I have been asked many times if I was angry, disappointed, or acrimonious about what has happened to me, the answer would be, only about the fact that I did not have a chance to get to know my biological mother and my sister Agnes. The rest "je ne regrette rien," "I regret nothing."
Never before in the history of the workplace has the concept of teamwork been more important to the functioning of successful organizations. Ken Blanchard, bestselling coauthor of "Raving Fans, The One Minute Manager," and "Gung Ho!" teams up with Donald Carew and Eunice Parisi-Carew to explain how all groups move through four stages of development on their way to becoming high performing teams -- orientation, dissatisfaction, integration, and production. The authors then show how a manager can help any group to become fully effective quickly and with hardly any stress. This valuable addition to The One Minute Manager(R) Library is essential for anyone who works with groups and wants to build a high performing team.