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4. Defining Your Ideal Professional and Personal Life

Steffen, James Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

ON A beautiful day in early June—unusually warm after a bitter cold spring in the New York–New Jersey area—Ray and Carol drove to Coach Erics home. Ray thought that maybe their list of professional and personal ideals was too much to ask for. Even so, he had high hopes. He heard the tune June Is Busting Out All Over playing in his head and felt the warm sun of hope shining in his heart.

Coach Eric greeted Ray and Carol warmly. He invited them in for refreshments and listened as they gave him a recap of the frustrations theyd shared with Ed and Alanna.

Ed and Alanna are two of my favorite people, Coach said with a twinkle in his eye. How much did they tell you about Aligned Thinking?

Ray shared all that Ed and Alanna had told them. Then Carol added, We are very curious about this Aligned Thinking that Ed and Alanna say is the key to their happiness. And we are both skeptical that we can align every action with what we really want.

Coach smiled and said, Great! Thats a great place to be in. Let me ask you not to worry about aligning every action. Years ago, before my clients helped me discover Aligned Thinking, I never dreamed I could align every action. And at the time I was not clear about what I really wanted.

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10 Dreaming of Al-Quds (Jerusalem): Pilgrimage and Visioning

McIntosh, I.S.; Quinn, E.M.; Keely, V. CABI PDF

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Dreaming of Al-Quds (Jerusalem):

Pilgrimage and Visioning

Ian S. McIntosh*

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indiana, USA

A visioning process pursued by students at Gaza University in a virtual classroom from 2012 to 2014 recognized the potential of pilgrimage to deliver positive outcomes in three critical areas, namely: (i) healing; (ii) marketplace development; and (iii) building a culture of peace. Gaza students were inspired by their shared vision for the future. In 2050 the now forbidden pilgrimage to Al-Quds (Jerusalem) was attracting over 3 million pilgrims from across the Muslim world. This pilgrimage, one of the largest in Islam, was now the cornerstone of a vibrant and sustainable tourist industry in the Gaza Strip, a bridge to interfaith cooperation, and a catalyst for peace in the region. Gaza, in this vision of the future, had itself undergone an astonishing transformation. Its seaport and airport were now among the busiest in the Mediterranean and the gateway for pilgrims and tourists alike. By drawing upon student reflections on the visioning process, and case studies of other pilgrimages – both peacerelated and ‘forbidden’ – this chapter highlights the relationship between this wished-for journey of pilgrims to the sacred centre in Al-Quds and the journey of the Gaza Strip itself from its current state of crisis to its liberation and prosperity.

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10 FAVORITE MOMENTS

Jewers, Jack FrommerMedia ePub

Temple Bar.

10 Favorite Moments

For such an ancient town, Dublin does a pretty good job of not showing its age. This is a town where you’ll find history at every turn, whether it be down winding Georgian alleyways, in the crypts of ancient Medieval churches, or even in the timeworn snugs of its storied old pubs. Much about Dublin has changed enormously over the past couple of decades, and it now feels as much like a cosmopolitan European city as it does merely the capital of Ireland. Entire districts have been transformed almost out of recognition for anybody who might have visited here, say, 20 or 30 years ago. But some things don’t change. Many of these favorite moments will feel as permanent for lovers of this captivating old town as they ever were.

❶ People-watching from the balcony at Bewley’s. The human traffic of busy Grafton Street flows past the tiny balcony at this beloved café, immortalized in literature and a favored hangout of Dubliners for a century. Stopping here for coffee and cake is still a quintessential Dublin experience. See p 93.

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The Secret of “Enough”

Hartmann, Thom Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

From The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight:
Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation

For I have learned, in whatsoever state
I am, therewith to be content.

—SAINT PAUL, LETTER TO THE PHILIPPIANS, 4:11

FIRST, THE TRUTH.

If you are naked, cold, and hungry and somehow you get shelter, clothing, and food, you will feel better. Providing for these necessities creates a qualitative change in life and could even be said to, in some ways, produce “happiness.” You feel comfortable and safe. Your state of mind and emotional sense of well-being have improved as a result of these external changes, the result of your having acquired some stuff. Let’s refer to this as the “enough point.” It represents the point where a person has security, where their life and existence are not in danger.

Now, the lie or myth.

“If some stuff will make you happy, then twice as much stuff will make you twice as happy, 10 times as much will make you 10 times as happy, and so on into infinity.”

By this logic, the fabulously rich such as Prince Charles, Bill Gates, or King Fahd must live in a state of perpetual bliss. “Greed is good,” the oft-repeated mantra of the Reagan era, embodied the religious or moral way of expressing this myth. More is better. He who dies with the most toys wins.

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Chapter 46 - Magical Thinking

Management Concepts Press, Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Magical thinking is the inaccurate belief that one’s thoughts, words, or actions will cause or prevent a specific outcome even though that outcome does not reflect a realistic relationship between cause and effect. In project management, the relationships between cause and effect, planning and execution, and perception and reality are often lost. Magical thinking holds sway when management and customers harbor a belief that project managers can deliver despite known and recognized shortcomings in plans and allocated resources.

Magical thinking abounds in most projects and is manifested a variety of ways:

The stakeholders have unrealistic desires, estimates, and goals, leading them to place impossible demands and expectations on the project manager.

Plans are made without any realistic steps for execution, as if the act of deciding on a direction will make it so.

Budgets, schedules, and other plan components are recognized to be insufficient, but the project team is expected to proceed with the belief that it will all work out in the end.

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8: “More Sweat, Less Blood”

Lown, Bernard Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

If I am sometimes discouraged, it is not by the magnitude of the problem, but by our colossal indifference to it.
—GENERAL OMAR BRADLEY

IPPNW, CONCEIVED AT AIRLIE HOUSE in the Virginia countryside, like the many foals born in that part of the country, was not yet a racehorse. We had taken a few uncertain steps forward—important steps to be sure, but tentative ones. We selected officers, with Chazov and myself as co-presidents, Jim Muller as secretary, and Eric Chivian as treasurer. We were without membership, without a constitution, and without a clearly defined strategic plan. There was consensus at Airlie House that we should take an activist approach, but what precisely did that mean? Indeed, the final document from Airlie House was far too lukewarm for my taste.

Though we deplored the Cold War, we were straitjacketed by it. For example, we argued among ourselves at Airlie House about the propriety of calling for a summit between Reagan and Brezhnev, a step that seemed rather innocuous. Many felt there had to be a summit because there was simply no dialogue between the United States and the Soviet Union. A conversation between the leaders of the superpowers seemed to be an essential first step. But to call or not to call for a summit in the final document from Airlie House became intensely controversial because the Soviet government favored a summit.

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"The Past at Rest: Two Historic Austin Cemeteries”

Kenneth L. Untiedt, editor University of North Texas Press PDF

THE PAST AT REST:

TWO HISTORIC AUSTIN CEMETERIES by L. Patrick Hughes

The looks of disbelief and inevitable questions are remarkably similar year after year. “We’re going where?” Patiently I explain that classes next week will be held off-campus at the Texas State Cemetery on East Seventh Street and Oakwood Cemetery alongside

Interstate 35. “What,” my students ask, “do graveyards have to do with this course on Texas history?” “A great deal,” I respond, guaranteeing that our cemetery tours will bear physical witness to much that we have discussed in class. I promise to illustrate the remarkably different ways different cultures approach the burial ceremony, and to reveal the meanings of gravestone symbols stretching back thousands of years. Such visits are one of the more effective learning opportunities for those studying the state’s rich history and peoples.

The State Cemetery dates from Edward Burleson’s death in

1851. Wishing to honor the former vice-president of the Republic of Texas, state legislators arranged for his interment on land owned by Andrew Jackson Hamilton, himself a future governor. Three years later, the state purchased eighteen acres from Hamilton to serve as the final resting place for Texas heroes and high-ranking government officials. Based on the nineteenth century concept that cemeteries could serve as museums for the living as well as resting places for the departed, the Board of Control has managed the facility over the intervening years as the “Arlington of Texas.”

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6 The Erosion of the Bulgarian Army

Richard C. Hall Indiana University Press ePub

At the beginning of the war Bulgarian morale was largely positive. While the Bulgarians were not enthusiastic to be at war again so soon after the Balkan Wars, they were grimly determined to rectify the injustices they perceived to be the consequence of the 1913 Treaty of Bucharest. Nevertheless, after a year of military success the mood in Bulgaria remained fairly good. A German report from June 1916 noted:

Undoubtedly public opinion in Bulgaria, which at the beginning of the war was for the most part pro-Russian, has changed. It has become clear to countless observers, who over the past two years here from informal conversations with all strata of people, from soldiers’ letters, from political literature indicate that the majority of the people are convinced of the correctness of the policies of the Central Powers.1

Even so there was dissension in the Bulgarian ranks from the start. At the beginning of the war several instances of antiwar activity had occurred within the army, and a military court sentenced at least seventeen soldiers to death.2 From the beginning of 1916 to 1 July 1917 the Entente command in Salonika counted 11,370 deserters from all the Central Powers forces on the Macedonian Front, including Austro-Hungarians, Bulgarians, Germans, and Turks.3 Bulgarians undoubtedly were the majority of these soldiers. Probably many of these Bulgarians were from the mixed ethnic areas overrun the during the autumn 1915 campaign. This meant they were from Macedonia, but had been drafted into the Bulgarian Army after 1915. For many of these soldiers national identity had little to do with their efforts to escape the fighting.

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3: Building Your Network

Dulworth, Michael Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Most people are not very good networkers. I’ve come to this conclusion by talking with and watching the thousands of people I’ve come into contact with over the past twenty-five years. I also know that people can become better net-workers by following a few simple steps. And these guidelines are not what you read about in most books on networking—for example, “the five steps to working a room” or “get out there and join a lot of groups.” My advice and guidance, I hope, is much more practical and straightforward and can be weaved into a person’s daily life without becoming too time-consuming. Becoming a better networker is not rocket science, but it does require some different behaviors and actions than most people exhibit or practice.

In chapter 1, I described strong, powerful networks as having four key qualities: (1) quantity, (2) relationships, (3) diversity, and (4) quality. What do you get when you have a network with all these qualities? The tagline I use for my networking business sums it up: “The right people, the right conversations, the right time.”

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9. THE GOLDEN COAST

Robert Ullian FrommerMedia ePub

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THE GOLDEN COAST

Like the rest of the country, the Mediterranean Coast combines the old and the new in a uniquely Israeli way. Neon and chrome shopping malls and golden beaches exist side by side with biblical, Roman, and Crusader sites. The vast archaeological ruins of Caesarea, washed by Mediterranean waves and dotted with wonderful places to dine, is probably the most romantic ancient site in Israel. Further north, Haifa (Israel’s third major metropolis) provides a smart base from which to explore the northern coast and the Western Galilee. Just north of Haifa, the medieval walled seaport of Akko (Acre), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Israel’s hidden treasures.

CAESAREA

Caesarea (40km or 25 miles north of Tel Aviv) was the culminating vision of Herod the Great (37 B.C.–4 B.C.), who created a new, spectacular classical Roman city by the sea to rival Alexandria as the greatest metropolis of the Eastern Mediterranean. Since it had no natural port, he built a vast artificial harbor. On the empty sands, he constructed theaters facing the sea, temples, hippodromes, palaces, colonnaded avenues, and markets. A thousand years later, the city was reborn as a Crusader fortress, but after the Crusades, the ruins of the city were covered by sand and forgotten.

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15. Catamarca, Argentina

Darin A. Croft Indiana University Press ePub

Basic Information

Location Northwest Argentina.

Geology Sandstones, conglomerates, and paleosols of the Andalhualá and Chiquimil formations.

Geologic Age Mainly late Miocene, about 7–5.5 million years (based on radiometric dating and paleomagnetic correlation).

Mammal Age Huayquerian.

Mammals Identified 47 species (appendix 15).

SOME OF THE RICHEST FOSSIL SITES FOR LATE CENOZOIC MAMMALS in South America are located in Catamarca province in Northwest Argentina. Like many of the other important fossil sites in this book, the fossil localities of Catamarca have been known for more than a century and are still the subject of intense research. These deposits are situated along the southeastern edge of a geographic structure known as the Puna. Like the Altiplano to the north, the Puna is a broad area of high elevation. In fact, the two are really part of a single plateau; the Puna differs from the rather flat Altiplano by its highly varied topography of small mountain ranges and intervening basins. A rich fossil record has been preserved in this area because these basins acted as reservoirs for sediments shed from the surrounding mountains that buried and preserved the bones of mammals, birds, and other animals. Because this process took place nearly continuously from about 9 to 3.5 million years ago, the sedimentary rocks of Catamarca provide a detailed record of changing climates, habitats, and species over this entire interval.

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6. Beyond “Cowtown” (The 20th Century)

Selcer, Richard F. Texas State Historical Assn Press ePub

6.

BEYOND “COWTOWN” (THE 20TH CENTURY)

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY BROUGHT great changes to the little city on the Trinity while preserving cherished ties with the past. New industries, a revamped city government, electrification, and higher education were just the most visible trappings of the twentieth century. Henry Ford might produce masses of automobiles and the Wright brothers might conquer the air, but Fort Worth was still “Cowtown.”

It had long been the dream of some city leaders to make Fort Worth a national livestock capital in the image of Chicago or Kansas City. M. G. Ellis, T. J. Saunders, and Henry C. Holloway grew tired of watching cattle pass through Fort Worth on the way to Northern or European markets. The first cattle herd had been shipped from the city on September 9, 1876 (twenty-three animals belonging to John F. Swayne), and over the years the bar at the Pickwick Hotel at Main and Fourth had served as the city’s unofficial “stock exchange,” but Fort Worth had never come close to realizing its potential as a cattle market with sales, slaughter houses, and shipping facilities all concentrated in one place.1

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Oregon State University

Aspen Institute,, The Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

A Closer Look at:

Oregon State University

College of Business / Corvallis, OR http://www.bus.oregonstate.edu/

WHAT THE SCHOOL SAYS:

The College of Business provides a distinctive educational and research program focused on sustainability so that students entering the business world understand that a sustainable business meets economic, social, and environmental needs without compromising the future of any of them. The program's mission is to accumulate and disseminate information on the relationship among business, the environment, and society.

A QUICK LOOK

NOTE: All information is self-reported data submitted to the Center for Business Education

COURSES*

Business & Government (1)

Entrepreneurship (1)

Operations Management (1)

Strategy (1)

ACTIVITIES*

Speakers/Seminars (2)

Student Competitions (1)

Institutes/Centers (1)

* Figures in parentheses indicate the number of courses/activities that, in whole or in part, integrate social, environmental, or ethical perspectives

NOTABLE FEATURES

CORE COURSES:

Legal Aspects of Managing Technology and E-Business

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THREE Creating Your Future

Rosenstein, Bruce Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

The purpose of the work on making the future is not to decide what should be done tomorrow, but what should be done today to have a tomorrow. 48

Drucker was an advocate of looking out the window for “the future that has already happened.” One of his most-quoted metaphors, it is open to many interpretations. As we seek to live in more than one world and build and maintain a life that has several dimensions, we can determine ways to remain rooted in the present while keeping an eye on the future for how we will diversify our time and talents. It is important to be aware of the Drucker-like qualities of being observant, endlessly curious, and open-minded.

In this chapter we’ll explore how to prepare for the future while not neglecting the present. You can prepare for the work and other activities of the future by taking steps now, such as planning for parallel and second careers. If you are under forty, you can begin thinking about the second half of your life. For those over forty, it’s never too late to shift into parallel or second careers. Some of these moves may cause significant enough changes that you will reinvent yourself, something that Drucker advocated in his book Drucker on Asia.

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Chapter 10 WBS Examples and Descriptions

Haugan, Gregory T. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

This chapter includes examples of different types of work breakdown structures (WBSs) that are analyzed to illustrate how the principles presented in this book apply universally. They complement the examples covered in earlier chapters and include a brief analysis of key features.

The examples include the following projects:

1. Implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning—Version 1

2. Implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning—Version 2

3. Book-Writing Project

4. Dinner Party Project

5. Museum Project—Project Definition Phase

6. WBS for a Planning Phase

7. WBS for a Major Department of Energy Program

8. Information Technology Program

9. NASA Standard Base Maintenance Service Contract

10. Sewage Treatment Plant

11. The Rural Meat Company, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementation—Class Project

12. Roaming to Win Project at National Wireless, Inc.—Class Project

Excluded from this list are WBSs for large DoD projects that fit one of the eight templates included in MIL-HDBK-881A. Figure 8-1 in Chapter 8,however, presents a typical WBS of this category.

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