-- Written with Tony Whitney: host of TV's Inside Track-- Learn the tricks of the trade and industry secrets-- When to wheel and when to dealBuying a car, be it new or used, is an exciting event, but you must be prepared with the right information and an understanding of the tricks of the trade. Wheeling and dealing salespeople, environmental concerns, and the warranty maze are only some of the obstacles waiting to trip up the car buyer. By educating yourself before taking the plunge, you could save thousands of dollars.With checklists, diagrams, and a scorecard to ease decision making, this nontechnical guide is perfect for first-time buyers or anyone planning to buy or lease a car. It also contains helpful hints for those looking to sell a car and get top dollar.
In the sequel to his semi-autobiographical novel My Brother Jack, George Johnston concludes his Meredith trilogy in this brilliantly evocative, single volume of books two and three: Clean Straw for Nothing (winner of the Miles Franklin Award) and A Cartload of Clay.
This unpublished work is a must read for anyone who has followed Marco Frascari's scholarship and teachings over the last three decades. It also provides the perfect introduction for anyone new to his writings. As ever, Marco does not offer prescriptive tools and frameworks to enact his theories of drawing and imagination, he teaches how to build one's own through individual practice. An illuminating introduction places Frascari's text in a wider context, providing the reader with a fascinating and important context and understanding to this posthumous work. Marco's sketchbooks are reproduced faithfully in full colour to provide the reader with a remarkable insight into the design process of this influential mind.
Congratulations on your purchase of this guidebook to your organization's future. Welcome to a future where your colleagues, your board, and your organization itself approach each day as an opportunity to get better, to improve, and to learn! This book, while short and easy to understand, will be your step-by-step companion on an exciting journey to becoming a learning organization. In these pages, you will find information on five locks that prevent progress in many organizations. These locks keep you, your staff and your organization from maximizing your potential. Perhaps you recognize some of these in your agency and hate the way they are holding you back: Nothing EVER changes Everything is always about the short-term The new people we hire are smart, but don't "get" us very well It's IMPOSSIBLE to get support for new ways of doing things Everyone is busy doing their OWN thing-and we never know what that is! If you experience any of these nagging and demoralizing issues on the job, this book, Old Organizations, New Tricks will help you unlock potential you didn't know was there. The Five Keys you'll read about will lead you to Examine the present, imagine the future, and move forward See both the forest and the trees so you can thrive Make choices now to reap large benefits later Hire people who will fit in, contribute and stay around because they love working in your organization Ensure growth opportunities to build a better team Uncover and update operating practices that have outlived their usefulness Use generative dialogue to uncover faulty decisions, before you lose time, money, staff, and community support Guide, mold and cultivate a shared vision of excellence Implement the lessons you and your staff members have learned from experiences in your organization And much more! Perhaps you know of a learning organization - one which is innovative and adaptable. It takes risks, and sometimes makes mistakes. But it sees each challenge as an opportunity to learn something important. As a result, it keeps getting better and better. This is a special type of organization, "where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together." These are the words of Peter Senge (1990, p. 3) who first coined the term learning organization and inspired tens of thousands of questions and answers about what it means for organizations to learn and exactly how we can help them to do so. This short report is also inspired by Senge's ideas, and it draws on the work of many others who have written about and studied this curious phenomenon before and after him. This report simplifies some basic characteristics of learning organizations and suggests practical exercises that you can implement right away in order to start leading your organization down a new path - a path that is not without potholes or forks in the road but which nonetheless moves onward and upward to higher ground. In this way, you can soon be the leader of an organization that never stops learning, but is continually committed to growth. You can unlock the potential of your organization to improve and grow by using the five keys presented here. As a review, here are those five keys to leading a powerful learning organization: Key 1: Expand your Horizons Key 2: Invest in People Key 3: Retire Outdated Paradigms Key 4: Cultivate a Shared Vision Key 5: Tap In to the Collective Be sure to look carefully for CAN-DO's other information products. You owe it to yourself to sign up on the email list to receive notifications on the latest products that will help you lead a better organization. Go to www.uta.edu/can-do to sign up now. When you do this, you'll gain access to an exclusive report, available for free ONLY to CAN-DO subscribers.
This book is published in its Original Format as an accompaniment to the Audio Version performed by Roger Worrod, considered to be the best Dickens's Audio Version of a Christmas Carol published. The novella published in eighteen forty three needs no introduction and is a delight to read for anyone who is lucky enough to dive into its prose for the first time.
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