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Talking about Accomplishment

Sherwin, David; Sherwin, Mary Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Congratulations. You’re about to wrap up your big project and share all of the great work that your team has done. The quality of your team’s work speaks for itself. This should be easy, right? While we wish this were the case, teams often finish projects without considering how to communicate their work’s impact on their organization and the world at large.

By now, your team has an immense amount of knowledge. They probably know more than anyone else in your organization about the problems you’ve solved. Do they know how to talk about it? Are they sharing the right information with the right people?

Teams should be deliberate about how they talk about their accomplishments. When done well, your project communication can influence future priorities in your organization. You know you’re doing a good job of sharing your team’s work efforts when others begin to make decisions and build project plans around them. In this chapter we’ll share two rituals that will help your team do just that.

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Freud, Anna Karnac Books ePub

Although the differences between child analysis1 and adult analysis came into focus gradually, the child analysts themselves were in no hurry to proclaim the independence of their procedure from the classical technique. On the contrary, the tendency was definitely to emphasize the similarity or near-identity of the two processes.

It seemed almost a matter of prestige for those analysts who were also engaged in treating children to maintain that they felt bound by the same therapeutic principles2 to which they were committed in the analysis of adults. Translated into terms of child analysis, these principles implied

(i) not to make use of authority and to eliminate thereby as far as possible suggestion as an element of treatment;

(ii) to discard abreaction as a therapeutic tool;

(iii) to keep manipulation (management) of the patient to a minimum, i.e., to interfere with the child’s life situation only where demonstrably harmful or potentially traumatic (seductive) influences were at work;

(iv) to consider the analysis of resistance and transference, and interpretation of unconscious material as the legitimate tools of therapy.

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Born-Again Jesus

Robert Flynn University of North Texas Press PDF

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A clandestine group of scientists, even more secretive than the Masonic Lodge, met at the sacred mounds near Chillicothe.

Among them was a Nobel laureate, two who had received

Pulitzers—one in Specialized Reporting and one in Explanatory

Reporting—one winner of the Intel Science Talent Search, two National Medal of Freedom winners, and four Teachers of the Year.

By the third grade they had been the smartest kids in their schools, including the high school. By sixth grade, they were the smartest people in their church, including the pastor. They had won national championships in science fairs, spelling bees and Bible sword drills. They had learned evolution in school and six days times twenty-four hours a day equaled 144 hours of creation in Sunday School. Reptilia in school and subtle serpent in Sunday School, physics and The Rapture.

They believed E equaled MC squared and that glossalalia equaled vision. They believed the first law of motion, that things remained pretty much the same without external intrusion, and that eating everything on their plates aided hungry children in India.

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10 Dexter Gordon

Kathy Sloane Indiana University Press ePub

How could you not fall in love
with Dexter Gordon?

Eddie Marshall

Ronnie Matthews

When Maxine [Gordon] got Dexter to come back [from Europe in 1973], there was a group with Woody Shaw, Junior Cook, Stafford James, and me. And so Maxine put Dexter with us – the opening salvo, so to speak – just to reintroduce him to America. Then, shortly after that, Dexter got his own group.

Todd Barkan

We put things together; that’s part of what we do as jazz club owners. Or you try to do that. They don’t just put themselves together. It’s a community effort; it’s an industry effort. You work with booking agents, managers, artists. . . . It always has to be based on the music. The music has to come first for these things to work at all. You know, some bass players like playing with other drummers better. You don’t put them together like you’re putting chess pieces on a chessboard. Or like you would Parcheesi tiles on a Parcheesi board. It’s based upon the nuances and idiosyncrasies and the symbiotic relationships of one jazz musician and another. The reason that the quartet works with George Cables, Rufus Reid, Eddie Gladden, and Dexter Gordon has to do with both their personal feelings and personal idiosyncrasies as people first, as well as their ability to get along. On the bandstand, Dexter was far behind the beat, and George Cables was ahead of the beat, and Rufus Reid and Eddie Gladden would flow back and forth – and that’s what made the whole pendulum work. That was the Dexter Gordon Quartet. It was Dexter’s overall whahh that carried the whole thing forward, but the elements were based upon the tongue-and-groove of Rufus Reid and Eddie Gladden swinging so hard, George Cables being slightly in front of the beat, Dexter Gordon being behind the beat. That’s what made that whole group have so much swing and such intensive propulsiveness.

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the soil profile; (ii) further implement controlled traffic systems; and (iii) seek to reduce moisture in the profile at picking. In the case of irrigated systems, it will be necessary to have appropriate scheduling of the last irrigation to reduce the risk of moist profiles at the end of the season.

V Role of Research in Modern Cotton Systems Adapting to Climate


The cotton industry covers a large geographical region and thus is already experiencing a wide range of climatic extremes. Subsequently, technologies and systems have been developed to mitigate high temperature and water stress. Photosynthetic acclimation occurs in cotton

(Downton and Slatyer, 1972) and plants occupying thermally contrasting environments generally exhibit photosynthetic responses that reflect adaptation to the temperature regimes of their respective habitats (Berry and Bjorkman, 1980). For example, cotton is successfully grown at temperatures in excess of 40°C in India and Pakistan (e.g. Table 5) indicating some adaptation and successful breeding selection.

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