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Organizational Change Everything Changes; Nothing Remains without Change

Metcalf, Franz Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Everything Changes; Nothing Remains without Change


Do not chase the past.
Do not pine for the future.
What is past is gone.
What is future is not yet.
What is here, what is there,
Looking, you see clearly
Unfooled, unshaken,
you expand the heart
Urgently do your dharma today,
because tomorrow may be too late.
There is no bargaining with death
If you live thus mindful,
through the light and through the dark,
the sage will say, His was a good day!

—Majjhima Nikaya 131

IF YOU’VE READ the first two sections of this book before coming to the third, we think you just might know what the Buddha would say about reorganizations, mergers, and acquisitions: they’re perfect embodiments of change. They’re anicca, impermanence in action. Nothing is solid, even if it appears to be so, even if we wish it were. New things come into existence; old things go out of existence. Things fall apart and come together in new configurations. This is as true of jobs and organizations as it is of trees, fish, clouds, atomic particles, islands, and human beings.

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Chapter 2 Travel Your Own Path

Ray, Michael Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

WHAT DOES THE HIGHEST GOAL mean to you right now? Is it an unattainable myth? A worthy support? Something that helps you on your journey through life? Something that sounds good, but should be avoided because it is reserved for a select few?

Consider the words of Sakyong Mipham, a Tibetan Buddhist and author of Turning the Mind into an Ally. When he was asked whether enlightenment is a goal or a process, he answered, “I think enlightenment is our nature.”1

It is your nature, too. The process of finding your way to the highest goal, which Mipham calls enlightenment, is what makes your journey through life meaningful. In a sense, as Mipham teaches, you already have enlightenment. And as you travel your path, you will find your own way to the highest goal.

The necessity of finding and following your own way is the stuff of timeless legend and lore. In the stories of King Arthur and his roundtable, for example, the magician Merlin brings each knight to a part of the forest where there is no path so that each will be forced to find his own.

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5. Earl Caldwell

Turner, William Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

On June 15, 1969, the New York Times carried a story headlined “Black Panthers Serving Youngsters a Diet of Food and Politics.” It was an inside view of the Black Panther Party’s free breakfast program, and of its revolutionary indoctrination of African American young people in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was full of authentic detail, including the children’s repeating after a Panther leader: “I am a revolutionary; I love Huey P. Newton; I love Eldridge Cleaver; I love Bobby Seale; I love being a revolutionary; I feel good; off the pigs; power to the people.” An observer was quoted as remarking, “Say anything you want, but there is one unmistakable fact: Black Panthers are feeding more kids every day than anyone else in the whole state of California.”

The article was written by Earl Caldwell. It was one of at least 16 Times articles Caldwell wrote that year on the Black Panthers. The Times had hired Caldwell, an African American, because its white reporters had been unable to get access to the Panthers or establish any rapport with them. The Panthers paid no attention to press credentials or customary reporter-source practices. Caldwell was basically the Times emissary to the black radical movement. He had covered riots in several American cities in 1967 and 1968. He was the only reporter actually present at the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis and wrote the Times’s front-page story on it. Caldwell developed relationships with Panther sources and was the only reporter in the Times organization able to do so.

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Local Block-Difference Pattern for Use in Gait-based Gender Classification

Hamid R. Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis Joan Lu, Fernando G. Tinetti, Jane You, George Jandieri, Gerald Schaefer, and Ashu M.G. Solo CSREA Press PDF


Int'l Conf. IP, Comp. Vision, and Pattern Recognition | IPCV'14 |

Local Block-Difference Pattern for Use in Gait-based

Gender Classification

Yen-Chi Wang, Chiao-Wen Kao, Ying-Nong Chen and Kuo-Chin Fan

Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan

Abstract - In this paper, a novel local texture descriptor termed as Local Block-Difference Pattern (LBDP) is proposed.

In conventional LBP, sensitive to intensity change problem will drastically affect the performance due to its simple pixel value comparison mechanism. Different from LBP, the proposed LBDP describes the local textures from a pixel to a block for decreasing the impacts resulting from intensity change. Based on the proposed LBDP, the tolerance to the intensity change is exaggerated because of the expanding of encoding range. The effectiveness of the proposed LBDP is practically demonstrated in the application of gait-based gender classification. In the experiments, CASIA dataset B is adopted and the experimental results demonstrate that the proposed LBDP outperforms the other LBP-based descriptors.

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The Unfulfilled

Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF

No Reply

Between acceptance and the sense of loss

I pause, reluctant to admit the blame.

Leaves lie along the streets as if to gloss

A grief they never knew, could never name.

I watch them, knowing I am still the same.

Love has its battles and its counterparts

But friendship has to make rules of its own

Both for betrayals and for broken hearts,

Also for feelings that were never shown;

Emotion’s not explained by thought alone.

Love could be stressed in touches and in looks.

We only have the easy words we say

When close together. Words seem out of books

When there is any absence or delay;

Distances not our selves, perhaps, betray.

My letters go, hectic with crossings-out,

Having no substitute for pause in speech.

I wait for answers, building out of doubt

More feeling than mere friendships ever reach,

Learning a lesson I would fear to teach.

The Unfulfilled

It was love only that we knew

At first. We did not dispossess

Each other of the total view

That is quite blurred when passions pass.

I felt myself, acknowledged you.

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Level 2: High School_N-P: GRE Words Commonly Confused

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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15 Can Competitiveness be the Framework for Sustainable Electricity Supply in Nigeria?

James, V. CABI PDF


Can Competitiveness be the

Framework for Sustainable Electricity

Supply in Nigeria?

Robert Madua1, Ann Ogbob and Zita Mmamela

Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria; bUniversity of ­Nigeria,

Enugu Campus, Nigeria




This chapter seeks to unravel the possible ways competitiveness in the Nigerian Power sector can enhance a sustainable electricity supply in the country. For this study, data was collected from available literature on the issue and analysed to determine the problems f acing the ­


Nigerian power sector and how competition can serve as a panacea for such problems. Paul ­Collier, the renowned Oxford

University Professor of African Economies, lamented while commenting on the importance of power to Nigerian economy and summed it up as: ‘No power, no future’. The future of

Nigeria is tied in with its ability to provide sustainable energy for private and business uses.

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The Science of Making Music

Marge Maxwell Solution Tree Press ePub

Source: Adapted from Anthony Paganelli and Andrea Paganelli. Used with permission.

Content: Science and music

Learning Objectives:

1.Students will create a musical instrument utilizing various items that can include wood or paper products, strings, and even technological items, such as cellular phones, apps, or electronic devices.

2.Students will design a musical performance.


Next Generation Science Standards—

•1-PS4–1 Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate (NGSS Lead States, 2013).

National Core Arts—

•MU:Cr1.1.Ka With guidance explore and experience music concepts (NCCAS, n.d.).

•MU:CR1.1.1b With limited guidance generate musical ideas in multiple tonalities and meter (NCCAS, n.d.).

Project Options: This assignment could be adjusted to any grade or skill level and is adaptable to multiple cross-curricular subjects. Use the Landfill Harmonic video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJrSUHK9Luw (jammer jhed, 2012) to extend the assignment. This video can be used to create real-world connections with conservation, geography, and social studies.

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Deep Dive B: Models and Processes that Unleash the Magic

Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Throughout this book, various models have been described to provide a visual representation of the way Whole-Scale processes work. This section “assembles in one spot” seven models that, for us, exemplify what Whole-Scale is about and bring the work to life so you can use them to educate clients and other consultants.

Each of the following models has a role to play in unleashing the magic of an organization moving mindfully toward its Purpose and becoming what it wants to be. Individually each model is valuable, and the combination of all of them, “running” simultaneously in the mind of the change agent, allows the full potential of an organization to emerge.

Figure B.1 shows all seven models. Going clockwise around the circle starting at the top, center, the models are as follows:

The DVF Formula has been and continues to be a cornerstone of Whole-Scale work. This concept is based on the work of Richard Beckhard at the National Training Laboratories. It explains what it takes to bring about real change in an organization or in an individual. Everyone must be able to see and understand the sometimes opposing views that others hold, and to understand that “each person’s truth is truth.” People in an organization need to see and value others’ views and combine those with their own views to create a common database from which the entire organization can move forward.

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1: Psychoanalysts doing exploratory research: the borderline patient, the borderline situation, and the question of diagnosis

Karnac Books ePub


Elizabeth Bott Spillius

The focus of this chapter is primarily the experience of taking part in a small exploratory research group of psychoanalysts whose aim was to study countertransference in work with borderline patients. It was what is usually called an “exploratory” rather than a “scientific” research, meaning that its purpose was to develop hypotheses rather than to test them. In a sense every psychoanalytic treatment is a little piece of exploratory research, but this group research was different from that sort of solitary pursuit because it involved eight psychoanalysts belonging to at least four psychoanalytic traditions: those of France, Britain, the United States, and Argentina. There were two psychoanalysts from France, André Green and Jean-Claude Rolland; two from Britain, Gregorio Kohon and myself; two from the United States, Otto Kernberg and William Grossman, and two from Argentina, Jaime Lutenberg and Fernando Urribarri. André Green introduced and chaired the six weekend discussions, which were held from January 2000 to September 2003, and Otto Kernberg did most of the organizing and liaison with the International Psychoanalytic Association, which funded the work.

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12 Oedipal issues in under-fives families: creating a space for thinking

Karnac Books ePub

This chapter addresses the feelings of exclusion and separateness commonly experienced by the young child as he moves away from the exclusive relationship with his primary carer, usually mother, and towards a triangular relationship, most notably with father, but also with siblings, and often a new baby. I shall describe therapeutic work with a family struggling with conflicts, anxieties, and defences associated with the triangular constellation of mother, father, and child—the oedipal situation. Attempts by the child and/or parents to avoid the natural feelings of anxiety and pain associated with this process can have a paralysing effect on the whole family. I hope to elaborate on the nature of these defences and show that one way of alleviating such paralysis is through the creation of a “triangular space” for observation and reflection by the therapist who can provide a “third position” (Britton, 1989) on the various points of view within the family. This is a space bounded by the three people within the oedipal situation and their potential relationships. It includes, therefore, “the possibility of being a participant in a relationship and observed by a third person as well as being an observer of a relationship between two people” (Britton, 1989, p. 86). This “space for thinking” allows the possibility of new ideas to be created within the therapeutic setting.

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Quirky Ben

Dan E. Burns University of North Texas Press PDF

Quirky Ben

August 1987. Carrollton, Texas

“Do you think the hospital would take him back?” I asked Sue in mock exasperation.

“We could leave him on the steps,” she kidded. We both laughed and welcomed the comic relief. After two days of Ben at home we were exhausted. He screamed. Before feeding, after feeding, while his diaper was changed, bedtime to witching hour, Ben screeched like a madman howling through a megaphone. Twenty minutes of sleep, more screeching, another short nap if we were lucky, then back to the megaphone. Our other two kids hadn’t been like this.

But Ben wasn’t like our other kids; no, not from hour zero. First, his head was gigantic, above the 98th percentile, off the charts, sticking out of his mom’s birth canal then out of the papoose wrapper like a preposterous Tootsie Roll Pop. I held my newborn son while the doctor sewed up Sue. Big head, I thought, good. With all that space for brains, he’ll be a genius. But as the medics wheeled him down the hall, he screeched woefully, painfully.

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Jeschke, J.M.; Heger, T. CABI PDF

Part II

Hypothesis Network and

12 Focal Hypotheses

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A Network of Invasion Hypotheses

Martin Enders1,2,3* and Jonathan M. Jeschke1,2,3


Universität Berlin, Institute of Biology, Berlin, Germany; of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

(IGB), Berlin, Germany; 3Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced

Biodiversity Research (BBIB), Berlin, Germany



Hypotheses of research disciplines are typically not isolated from each other but share similarities. In a broad sense as defined here, they form an important part of the theoretical–conceptual understanding of a given topic, e.g. invasion hypotheses sensu lato represent an important part of our understanding of biological invasions. Dynamic research disciplines such as invasion biology have so many hypotheses that it is even hard for experts to keep track, and researchers from other disciplines as well as policy-­ makers, managers and other interested people find it extremely complicated to get to grips with invasion hypotheses. To tackle this situation, we argue that it is useful to define key hypotheses and visualize their relationships. We define 35 of the arguably most common invasion hypotheses and outline three approaches to create hypothesis networks that visualize the similarities and

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CHAPTER ONE: Damaged roots

Graham, Philip Karnac Books ePub

Susan Isaacs, born Susan Sutherland Fairhurst, on 24 May, 1885, spent the first twenty-three years of her life in Bolton, a Lancashire mill town in the north-west of England. Although not very different in the size of its population, about a quarter of a million, the Bolton into which she was born in the 1880s was a very different place from the Bolton of today. Most strikingly, it was a manufacturing town in which the pattern of employment was dominated by the cotton industry. The majority of men, women and children over the age of thirteen worked in the mills for low wages. Although family size was reducing, the average number of children in each family was around four to five and most people lived in cramped accommodation with no inside toilets or hot water. Hygiene and medical care were poor; about one in six children died before their first birthday; now the figure is more like one in a hundred. Then the middle classes were largely made up of mill owners and their managers, together with shop keepers and others engaged in trade. The small number of professional people such as doctors and solicitors were a cut above the rest of the middle class socially, while teachers and nurses, though still seen as middle class, were generally poorly paid and lived in more modest circumstances.

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3. The placenta and its possible role in ego development

Ploye, Philippe Karnac Books ePub

Afew psychoanalytic writers have asked themselves whether it might be possible to conceive of a rudimentary “ego” that would operate even before birth (Fenichel, 1946, p. 34; Melanie Klein, 1952b, p. 263 n.; A. Rascovsky, 1956), and Hartmann suggested that “certain dispositions for future ego functions” may already be present “at birth (and actually before)” (1956, p. 250). The suggestion has even been made that an “unconscious ego-nucleus” [“unbewusste Ich-Kern”] might not only exist, but sometimes even suffer some damage during prenatal life, and that this could account for the difficulty in treating certain chronic tension states later (Ammon, 1974, p. 64). Should further psychoanalytic research confirm the usefulness of postulating the existence of a prenatal ego, the question may arise as to how such an “ego”, at such an early stage, could best be conceived and represented.

The ego of classical psychoanalytic theory is usually, even if sometimes only tacitly, assumed to come into being at or soon after birth, and ever since Freud (1923b) it has been conceived as that part of the id’s surface which from birth onwards increasingly differentiates itself from the id as a result of the latter’s contact with the environment and becomes our main agent of communication with, and adaptation to, the world around us. It is also usually conceived (Hartmann, 1950) as a selective receptor of stimuli, an “inhibitor” of what it considers to be inappropriate impulses, an “organ” involved with such functions as “perception”, “thinking”, “mental self-regulation” (pp. 114–115), “adaptation”, “synthesis”, “organizing”, and the “centralization of functional control” (p. 117). Hartmann was also interested (p. 117) in the feasibility of linking such properties with the findings of physiology and in the possibility of an eventual “meeting” of analytic ego1 concepts with “physiological, especially brain-physiological, concepts”— presumably because he considered that some of the ego’s functions just listed, if not all of them, were similar to those we normally associate with those of the brain, and that the latter could therefore be regarded as that part of the body most likely to act as one of the ego’s main physical substrata and executive agents. Assuming the validity and usefulness of making this kind of link between ego function and brain function where postnatal life is concerned (postnatal life being almost certainly what Hartmann had here in mind), could the same kind of link be made with respect to intra-uterine life? In other words, if we decided to postulate the existence of an ego operating as early as in utero and wanted to form some idea of what part of the unborn child could best be conceived as the main substructure, physical agent, or representative of this postulated prenatal ego, would it be legitimate here again to regard the brain—that is, the foetal brain—as the most likely contender for the role?

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