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Avoiding Responsibility

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A sexy angsty second chance romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde… Lexi gave up her past with Jack, only to find love and heartbreak with none other than Ramsey Bridges. In an effort to win her back, he does the unthinkable—invites her to Jack's wedding. She’s determined not to go. Seeing Jack would be madness. Getting back together with Ramsey would be just as foolish. But her heart says otherwise. One week. She’ll give Ramsey one week and her worst nightmare wedding to change her mind. What could go wrong?

Responsibility and Dependable Systems

Responsibility and Dependable Systems [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1846286263
Author: Guy Dewsbury,John Dobson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Responsibility and Dependable Systems by Guy Dewsbury,John Dobson Book Resume:

This book brings together for the first time two important features of a computer system that must be embedded in an organisational context. First comes responsibility, in other words, whether the computer system properly supports the organisational responsibilities that people are allocated. Second, the book examines dependability, which means whether the system supports those responsibilities in a trustworthy fashion. Aimed at researchers and doctoral students, the work pays particular attention to looking at what happens when things go wrong.

Avoiding Commitment

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Author: K.A. Linde
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Avoiding Commitment by K.A. Linde Book Resume:

A sexy angsty second chance romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde… Jack and Lexi never had a typical relationship. After two years without speaking, Lexi receives a phone call that changes everything. Jack wants her to convince his new girlfriend that he's ready to commit. He's calling now, after everything they had been through, because there's another woman. She can't believe it. And yet she goes. For closure. Not to try to win him back. Definitely not.

Collaborative Psychoanalysis

Collaborative Psychoanalysis [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780838632987
Author: Walter Bonime
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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Collaborative Psychoanalysis by Walter Bonime Book Resume:

This book describes the individual's internal struggle for and against personality change, and the dynamic processes the foster or impede such change. Also investigated is how working with dreams advances the realistic discerning of one's self.

Islamic Perspectives on Management and Organization

Islamic Perspectives on Management and Organization [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781781958353
Author: Abbas J. Ali
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
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Islamic Perspectives on Management and Organization by Abbas J. Ali Book Resume:

"Scholars and practitioners who specialize in business, economics, international relations, religion, and sociology will find this book a necessary resource for broadening their understanding of the religious and cultural aspects of conducting business across cultures. The comprehensive and original coverage of the book will prove useful in understanding business, cultural, and philosophical issues related to the Islamic World."--BOOK JACKET.

The Oxford Handbook of Free Will

The Oxford Handbook of Free Will [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199875561
Author: Robert Kane
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Handbook of Free Will by Robert Kane Book Resume:

This second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Free Will is intended to be a sourcebook and guide to current work on free will and related subjects. Its focus is on writings of the past forty years, in which there has been a resurgence of interest in traditional issues about the freedom of the will in the light of new developments in the sciences, philosophy and humanistic studies. Special attention is given to research on free will of the first decade of the twenty-first century since the publication of the first edition of the Handbook. All the essays have been newly written or rewritten for this volume. In addition, there are new essayists and essays surveying topics that have become prominent in debates about free will in the past decade, including new work on the relation of free will to physics, the neurosciences, cognitive science, psychology and empirical philosophy, new versions of traditional views (compatibilist, incompatibilist, libertarian, etc.) and new views (e.g., revisionism) that have emerged. The twenty-eight essays by prominent international scholars and younger scholars cover a host of free will related issues, such as moral agency and responsibility, accountability and blameworthiness in ethics, autonomy, coercion and control in social theory, criminal liability, responsibility and punishment in legal theory, issues about the relation of mind to body, consciousness and the nature of action in philosophy of mind and the cognitive and neurosciences, questions about divine foreknowledge, providence and human freedom in philosophy of religion, and general metaphysical questions about necessity and possibility, determinism, time and chance, quantum reality, causation and explanation.

isb-handbook

isb-handbook [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3347284275
Author: Bernd Schmid
Publisher: tredition
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Systemic professionalism

Let's Stop Playing Games

Let's Stop Playing Games [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1610974816
Author: Joe Lineberry
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Let's Stop Playing Games by Joe Lineberry Book Resume:

We yearn to be accepted and loved for who we really are. Unfortunately, we sabotage our efforts to develop successful relationships when we feel threatened. We play manipulative games with each other, protecting ourselves without realizing it. These subtle games are crippling our relationships. Let's Stop Playing Games addresses this issue with some serious fun, helping us: o expose our unhealthy games and why we play them; o enjoy humorous yet sad stories that show how these games work (or don't work) for us; o explore some game changers--practical, loving solutions to replace our games. In the end, we hope to be lovingly transformed in our relationships with our friends and family and even with God. We will be connected to each other, forming the authentic community we yearn for. What a great place to live!

Accountability in Crises and Public Trust in Governing Institutions

Accountability in Crises and Public Trust in Governing Institutions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136319336
Author: Lina Svedin
Publisher: Routledge
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Accountability in Crises and Public Trust in Governing Institutions by Lina Svedin Book Resume:

This book examines how efforts to exert accountability in crises affect public trust in governing institutions. Using Sweden as the case study, this book provides a framework to analyse accountability in crises and looks at how this affects trust in government. Crises test the fabric of governing institutions. Threatening core societal values, they force elected officials and public servants to make consequential decisions under pressure and uncertainty. Public trust in governing institutions is intrinsically linked to the ability to hold decision-makers accountable for the crucial decisions they make. The book presents empirical evidence from examination of the general bases for accountability in public administration, and at the accountability mechanisms of specific administrative systems, before focusing on longer term policy changes. The author finds that within the complex web of bureaucratic and political moves democratic processes have been undermined across time contributing to misplaced and declining trust in governing institutions. Accountability in Crises and Public Trust in Governing Institutions will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners of public policy, political leadership and governance.

The Complete Handbook of Coaching

The Complete Handbook of Coaching [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473904137
Author: Elaine Cox,Tatiana Bachkirova,David A. Clutterbuck
Publisher: SAGE
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The Complete Handbook of Coaching by Elaine Cox,Tatiana Bachkirova,David A. Clutterbuck Book Resume:

This second edition provides the most comprehensive guide to the field of coaching, exploring a range of coaching theories and approaches, genres and settings, and professional issues. It supports trainees and professionals to identify and develop a personal style of coaching. Its three parts cover: The theoretical traditions underpinning coaching such as cognitive-behavioural, Gestalt and existential Contexts and genres such as life, executive, peer, team and career coaching Professional issues such as ethics, supervision, continuing professional development, standards and mental-health issues. Written by leading international authors, each chapter makes links between theory and practice and includes discussion questions to facilitate reflection on the topic, further reading suggestions, and case studies. This new edition includes completely revised and updated chapters throughout, an additional emphasis on cross-cultural coaching and new chapters on Health and Wellness Coaching and Researching Coaching. The handbook is a unique resource that has helped thousands of practitioners and trainees from a variety of professions and multi-disciplinary backgrounds, including health, education, business and management and psychology, throughout their coaching career.

Building Love That Lasts

Building Love That Lasts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 194249355X
Author: Clinton Callahan
Publisher: SCB Distributors
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Building Love That Lasts by Clinton Callahan Book Resume:

“Clinton Callahan is an original thinker.” – Marilyn Ferguson, author, The Aquarian Conspiracy and Aquarius Now, and former editor Brain-Mind Bulletin. "For modern seekers, responding to the call for initiation into relationship, here is an open invitation." MALIDOMA SOME, AUTHOR "OF WATER AND THE SPIRIT" It's one of those rare books that will definitely wake you up. I consider it must reading for anyone seriously interested in the path of conscious relationship." -- John Welwood, author of Journey of the Heart and Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships This hard-hitting and innovative book about partnered relationship immediately challenges the deceptions about love and intimacy rampant in today’s patriarchal culture. At the same time, Building Love That Lasts reveals a step-by-step process for discovering and living out alternative possibilities. The author claims that even the best of our relationships are still generally basic level; what he calls “Ordinary Human Relationship.” He asserts that two more domains remain to be explored: namely, Extraordinary Human Relationship and Archetypal Love. The book describes exactly how to enter these new domains, and how to stay there long enough to cultivate genuine intimacy, nurturance, excitement and satisfaction together. The material for this book is startlingly original and fresh, directly distilled from over thirty years of trial, error and reevaluation within seminars and trainings conducted by the author in the U.S. and Europe. The essential teaching tools are “Thought-Maps” that illustrate and guide the dynamics of evolving relationship, coupled with a series of experiments/“explorations” to be undertaken alone or with one’s partner. Topics include: Making the leap from Defensive Learning to Expansive Learning. Breaking out of the relationship “Box.” The lie of being unlovable. Navigating in the realm of feelings. Communication skills for “explorers.

Freedom, Responsibility and Economics of the Person

Freedom, Responsibility and Economics of the Person [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135139997
Author: Jérôme Ballet,Damien Bazin,Jean-Luc Dubois,François-Régis Mahieu
Publisher: Routledge
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Freedom, Responsibility and Economics of the Person by Jérôme Ballet,Damien Bazin,Jean-Luc Dubois,François-Régis Mahieu Book Resume:

The capability approach has developed significantly since Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998. It is now recognised as being highly beneficial in the analysis of poverty and inequality, but also in the redefinition of policies aimed at improving the well-being of individuals. The approach has been applied within numerous sectors, from health and education to sustainable development, but beyond the obvious interest that it represents for the classical economics tradition, it has also encountered certain limitations. While acknowledging the undeniable progress that the approach has made in renewing the thinking on the development and well-being of a population, this book takes a critical stance. It focuses particularly on the approach’s inadequacy vis-à-vis the continental phenomenological tradition and draws conclusions about the economic analysis of development. In a more specific sense, it highlights the fact that the approach is too bound by standard economic logic, which has prevented it from taking account of a key ‘person’ dimension — namely, the ability of an individual to assume responsibility. As a result, this book advocates the notion that if the approach is used carelessly in relation to development policies, it can cause a number of pernicious effects, some of which may lead to disastrous consequences. Due to its multidisciplinary nature, this book will be of interest to those working in the fields of economics, philosophy, development studies and sociology.

Dare to Be a Man

Dare to Be a Man [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101133783
Author: David G. Evans
Publisher: Penguin
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Dare to Be a Man by David G. Evans Book Resume:

The inspiring pastor, media personality, and author offers spiritual empowerment to men and the women who love them. Bishop David Evans, pastor of the more than 27,000-member Bethany Baptist Church, poses the question: What does it mean to be a real man? A true man is one who dares to live up to God's design-a man of confidence, purpose, strength, destiny, consistency, sensitivity, accountability, and loyalty, who is spiritual and loving and embraces responsibility. Only when a man becomes this true self can he make himself ready for the woman who loves him and the family who needs him. Women need to learn to identify a man who lives up to God's design and to foster the spiritual growth of their men. With its inspiring and empowering message, Dare to Be a Man is essential reading for all men and the women who love them.

The UP SIDE of Being Down

The UP SIDE of Being Down [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781465316905
Author: Joy Watson
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The UP SIDE of Being Down by Joy Watson Book Resume:

Its about your attitude! Tens of millions of people are trapped in a downward spiral of depression, anger, bitterness, and reactivity. Personal negativity has grown to such proportions it can now be considered an attitudinal addiction. Since cognition and attitude have become widely recognized as critical factors underlying health, this pervasive bad attitude clearly undermines our personal and collective health. Lives are cut short, careers are stunted, and relationships wither, because of negativity. But there is an Up Side to the attitude trap. By using the right tools, anyone can find a way out, and experience more vitality and happiness than ever seemed possible. The Up Side of Being Down is a simple guide for healing your personal forms of negativity. The book offers a look at a painful condition that has become as pervasive as Prozac, and as insidious as toxic waste. Each one of us has own degree of personal negativity. The recommendations in this book will help you identify, accept, and heal dysfunctional attitudinal conditions, using a self-guided approach called Mind Fitness. Mind Fitness, like physical fitness, is a lifestyle that leads to better health and greater fulfillment. Instead of barbells and running shoes, Mind Fitness applies the tools of relaxation, proactive reflection and whole-brain learning to create a mental and emotional fitness that promotes full potential and well-being. The Mind Fitness approach embraces the principles of attitudinal psychology, offering solutions for the problems of human health and well-being. The challenge of facing our own negativity?both personally and collectively?plays a large part in the beginning of this new millennium. Mind Fitness is a timely and far-reaching approach to help us do just that. How Can I Know If This Book Is For Me? Do you sometimes feel like someone who... · feels generally discontented and irritated · has bouts of depression filled with frustration · too often takes a defensive position toward things · makes cynical or biting remarks · finds it difficult to embrace new ideas or changes · often feels stressed or angry · exhibits inappropriate reactionary responses · is fearful of what will happen in the future · generally exhibits low energy and critical attitudes? If you want to... · nurture a warmer, more confident and generous relationship with yourself · enhance the depth and quality of your relationships with loved ones, friends, and coworkers · enjoy a greater sense of accomplishment in your work, community, and creative lives · live more optimally in any area on which you focus your mental thoughts: health, education, sports, prosperity, arts, love, relationships. . . Then, this book is for you. In Up Side of Being Down we explore a very common problem?negative attitudes?how they affect our lives, and what we can do about them. Through identification and acceptance of our own forms of personal negativity, our focus shifts from external events to internal causes...

Gestalt Reconsidered

Gestalt Reconsidered [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134895097
Author: Gordon Wheeler
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Gestalt Reconsidered by Gordon Wheeler Book Resume:

In this original and penetrating work, the origins of the Gestalt psychotherapy model are traced back to its roots in psychoanalysis and Gestalt cognitive and perceptual psychology. Drawing new implications for both Gestalt and psychotherapy in general from these origins - and with special emphasis on the neglected work of Lewis and Goldstein - Wheeler develops a revised model that is more fully "Gestalt" and at the same time more firmly grounded in the spectrum of tools and approaches available to the contemporary psychotherapist. Along the way, a number of new insights are offered, not just in Gestalt, but in the working of the psychoanalytic and cognitive/behavioral models. The result is an integrated approach giving a fresh perspective on the universal processes of contact and resistance, both in psychotherapy and in social systems in general. The practitioner is given these tools for "addressing problems at the intra- and interpersonal level and wider systematic levels at the same time, and in the same language." Each chapter stands alone, and makes a fresh and significant contribution to its particular subject. Taken together, they constitute a remarkable excursion through the history of psychotherapy in this century, weaving powerfully through social psychology, behaviorism, and Gestalt itself, yielding a masterful new synthesis that will interest the practitioners of Gestalt and other schools alike.

Person-Centered Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health

Person-Centered Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780857005908
Author: Peter Ladd,AnnMarie Churchill
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Person-Centered Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health by Peter Ladd,AnnMarie Churchill Book Resume:

Clients with mental health conditions are often diagnosed and treated using a strictly medical model of diagnosis, with little input from the client themselves. This reference manual takes a person-centered, holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment, seeing the client as the unrecognized expert on their condition and encouraging their collaboration. This qualitative approach aims to find meaning in the experiences of the client, exploring the reasons behind their feelings and behaviour and taking the whole person into account. Designed to complement DSM assessments, the manual covers several different conditions including ADHD, depression, bulimia, and OCD, as well as mental health 'patterns' such as abuse, bullying, violence and loss. In each case, the client is involved in the diagnosis and treatment plan. The book features extended case studies, sample questions and treatment plans throughout. This will be an essential reference book for all those involved in mental health diagnosis and treatment, including psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, clinical social workers, school counselors and therapists.

EU Cross-Border Commercial Mediation

EU Cross-Border Commercial Mediation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9403518049
Author: Anna Howard
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
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EU Cross-Border Commercial Mediation by Anna Howard Book Resume:

Despite the growing national and international regulatory framework to support cross-border mediation, the use of such mediation appears to remain stubbornly low. This book focuses in particular on the European Union’s (EU’s) continued efforts to encourage the use of cross-border mediation and examines why such efforts have had a limited impact. It does so by drawing on rare, and at times surprising, detailed insights from in-house counsel of multinational companies regarding their use of EU cross-border commercial mediation. By viewing mediation through the lens of disputants, new and important findings regarding why disputants do, and do not, use cross-border mediation have emerged. While these findings are of primary relevance to EU policy and practice, they have implications far beyond the EU context at a time of increasing international interest in cross-border mediation. The analysis of the insights provided by the disputants reveals, for example: the prominent role played by negotiation as a cross-border dispute resolution process; that negotiation is a key comparator for disputants when considering whether to use mediation; how the EU’s continued focus on understanding and presenting mediation as an alternative to litigation has resulted in measures which are insufficient to address fully the barriers to the use of mediation; intriguing barriers to the use of mediation which arise from the association which disputants draw between mediation and negotiation; how the relationship which disputants draw between mediation and negotiation paradoxically raises both opportunities for, and obstacles to, the increased use of mediation; and what disputants need in order to increase their use of cross-border mediation. The qualitative nature (by way of interviews) of the research conducted for this book has enabled the identification of nuanced and novel findings regarding mediation’s position and potential in cross-border dispute resolution. These findings, together with a detailed examination of the EU Directive on Certain Aspects of Mediation in Civil and Commercial Matters and the EU’s continued initiatives to foster the use of mediation, form the foundation upon which this book’s recommendations are built. Changing the frame to view the use of mediation through the disputants’ perspective, as this book does, provides the opportunity for the EU to promote cross-border mediation in a way which resonates more deeply with disputants and responds more fully to their concerns and needs. This thought-provoking book will be of interest not only to European and national bodies seeking to promote the use of mediation but clearly also to dispute resolution academics, in-house counsel, and of course mediators and dispute resolution practitioners in general.

Management Malpractice

Management Malpractice [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440518564
Author: Craig R Hickman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Management Malpractice by Craig R Hickman Book Resume:

Cynicism and distrust are rampant in today's business environment. Eighty percent of employees want nothing to do with their organizations, or the managers who run them. Great management principles, once the backbone of successful companies, are now often used and manipulated by corporate leaders for their own gain. If left unchecked, these formerly great principles turn into malpractices that damage morale, thwart productivity and destroy companies. Management Malpractice provides practical advice for preventing and curing abuses and shows how managers and organizations can work together to restore value to their organizations.

Responsibility for Justice

Responsibility for Justice [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 019988935X
Author: Iris Marion Young
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Responsibility for Justice by Iris Marion Young Book Resume:

When the noted political philosopher Iris Marion Young died in 2006, her death was mourned as the passing of "one of the most important political philosophers of the past quarter-century" (Cass Sunstein) and as an important and innovative thinker working at the conjunction of a number of important topics: global justice; democracy and difference; continental political theory; ethics and international affairs; and gender, race and public policy. In her long-awaited Responsibility for Justice, Young discusses our responsibilities to address "structural" injustices in which we among many are implicated (but for which we not to blame), often by virtue of participating in a market, such as buying goods produced in sweatshops, or participating in booming housing markets that leave many homeless. Young argues that addressing these structural injustices requires a new model of responsibility, which she calls the "social connection" model. She develops this idea by clarifying the nature of structural injustice; developing the notion of political responsibility for injustice and how it differs from older ideas of blame and guilt; and finally how we can then use this model to describe our responsibilities to others no matter who we are and where we live. With a foreward by Martha C. Nussbaum, this last statement by a revered and highly influential thinker will be of great interest to political theorists and philosophers, ethicists, and feminist and political philosophers.

The Consequences of Decision-Making

The Consequences of Decision-Making [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191525642
Author: Nils Brunsson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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The Consequences of Decision-Making by Nils Brunsson Book Resume:

Nils Brunsson is one of the leading European organization theorists who has written and researched decision-making in organizations. He has often questioned the rationality of decision-making, and argued that it is as important to understand other consequences of decision-making apart from choice - such things as mobilizing action, allocating responsibility, and legitimizing organizations. These consequences of decisions can influence decision-making and the assumptions about feasible norms that provide their context. Decisions often run counter to actions and are part of what Brunsson calls organizational hypocrisy. Decisions can substitute for action, or decrease the probability of the action they call for. The norm of rationality is far from obvious: sometimes decision-makers can recommend systematic irrationality. This book collects together a wide-range of Nils Brunsson's most important writing on decision-making, brought together in one volume for the first time, with an introduction from the author.