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PART 2 Let Go of the Shore

Wheatley, Margaret J. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Know that the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore.
Push off into the middle of the river,
and keep our heads above water.

A supernova is a stellar explosion that occurs
at the end of a stars lifetime, when its nuclear fuel
is exhausted and it is no longer supported by the
release of nuclear energy. Supernovae are extremely
luminous and cause a burst of radiation that often
briefly outshines an entire galaxy before fading from view over several
weeks or months.
During this short interval, a supernova can radiateas
much energy as the sun could emit over its life span.
F.W. Giacobbe

Its hard to find fault with eagerness. It seems like such a good thing— people motivated and eager to get to work, take on a project, change their lives.

But not too far down the road, eagerness shows its ugly side. People become so committed to their cause or work that they become missionaries. They want everyone to work on this particular issue, or do this diet, or follow this plan that will change your life.

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Chapter 3 - The Value of the Business Architecture in Strategy Execution

Hass, Kathleen B. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

In This Chapter:

Defining the Enterprise Architecture

Defining the Business Architecture

Business Architects

Architecture Frameworks

Creating the Business Architecture


Best Practices

In today’s world of global competition and mergers and acquisitions, organizations are large, complex, and often in some state of chaos. Business processes and IT systems have been built from the ground up as businesses rapidly changed and evolved. As business entities have increased in complexity, they have begun to employ engineering principles to assist in managing organizational complexity and change. Engineering disciplines have historically used blueprints and architectural drawings to design and construct complex systems. To bring order to the rather chaotic business environment and to ensure that costly IT infrastructure supports the business, developingan enterprise architecture to make the components of the enterprise visible is becoming a widespread practice.

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12. Psychotic Illness in Early Childhood: Ten Years on From Explorations in Autism

Meltzer, Donald Harris Meltzer Trust ePub

with Anna Sabatini Scolmati

The clinical work and seminars of the research group (John Bremner, Shirley Hoxter, Doreen Weddell, Isca Wittenberg and Donald Meltzer) which eventuated in Explorations in Autism took place between 1965 and 1974 in an atmosphere of enthusiasm about the illumination shed by the conceptual tools made explicit in Melanie Klein's paper ‘Notes on some schizoid mechanisms’. It was largely by the extrapolation of her implicit model of the mind that we developed such concepts as dimensionality, dismantling of the senses, and primitive obsessional mechanisms. Bion's ideas, which had stunned us but had as yet not been assimilated, played a very little part in our conscious conceptualising but were already at work, underground as it were, as was Esther Bick's idea of skin containment.

In the last ten years no such formal research study has been carried on, but a different type of experience has given rise to new ideas which now seem ‘ripe’ to be shared. But I wish to make it clear that they do not have the same status scientifically as the earlier work and will require clinical confirmation to assess their usefulness. They derive from the conscious use of Bion's Theory of Thinking as a clinical tool and have proved, in my opinion, to be astonishingly clarifying and therapeutically effective. The experience of which I speak, which I have shared with my wife, Martha Harris, has been one of teaching analytical child psychotherapy at various centres in Europe, North and South America and India, following cases over periods as long as ten years at a frequency ranging from one to five times a year. The main centres have been in Oslo, Paris, Novara, Rome and Pisa. I would estimate that we have followed about twenty cases fairly closely and seen another thirty cases in a more diagnostic way. This experience, of course, has taken place on a background of regular supervisory work once a week or fortnightly with young colleagues in London and Oxford. But I mention the foreign teaching in particular because the long-term but infrequent contact, the carefully prepared material of those occasions, and the cross-cultural data, have conspired to form very clear-cut conceptual ideas.

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Chapter VIII: A Wound in the Soul: The Master of the Key & The Oedipal Project

Horsley, Jasun Aeon Books ePub

“When we can't follow in the father's footsteps, when a trauma has erected a ‘Do Not Enter’ sign above reality's door, we must regress to the mother's bed, dip our pens into the psychic gene pool of the collective unconscious, and return to the surface to write our personal mythology. As the fatality of the traumatized soul, the Oedipus complex is less a complex to be resolved than a psychology to be affirmed.”

—Greg Mogenson, A Most Accursed Religion

In The Inner World of Trauma, Kalsched cites the psychoanalyst Sandor Ferenczi, an associate of Freud. Ferenczi observed in one of his patients how, when subjected to unbearable trauma and on the point of “giving up the ghost,” a new element entered into the fray. He called it “the organizing life instinct,” or “Orpha” for short. In place of death, Orpha “chopped up the personality, dispersing it into fragments”—thereby splitting the psyche into three: the ordinary ego self, the traumatized child self, and a “higher” self which comes to the rescue of the child self. The “destroyed” child part is “a being suffering purely psychically in his unconscious, the actual child of whom the awakened ego knows absolutely nothing.” Orpha, on the other hand, is

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9 - With Stefan Schwamm in Rome: Securing Documents for Jewish Rescue

Zuccotti, Susan Indiana University Press ePub


NOT LONG AFTER THE ROME ROUNDUP OF OCTOBER l6, 1943, German police launched their first raid on the Hotel Salus. Some forty Delasem protégés were residing at the Salus at that time, most without documents, along with many non-Jews. By sheer chance, Padre Benedetto was at the hotel when the Germans arrived. “Fortunately,” he recorded later, “in the back courtyard there was a wall that could be scaled by means of a ladder, and in just a few minutes everyone had cleared out. I stayed almost alone with the personnel of the hotel. After insisting with the [German] agents who searched the place several times, I was released after three hours.” By “insisting” he presumably meant he was vouching for the boarders who were “out” that day.1

Then on October 28 Settimio Sorani paid a near-fatal visit to Cyril Kotnik, a diplomat attached to the Yugoslavian delegation to the Holy See and a loyal friend of Delasem. Unknown to Sorani, Gestapo agents had arrested Kotnik the day before and were in the process of searching Kotnik's apartment when Sorani knocked on the door. Naturally Sorani was arrested and taken to Gestapo headquarters in the via Tasso. For ten terrifying days he was interrogated, beaten, and interrogated again. He stuck to his story. He had come to the building to deliver a message for a friend and had mistaken the entry and floor. He had knocked on the wrong door. He knew no one named Kotnik. His false documents apparently stood up under intense scrutiny, and he was not recognized as Jewish. The Germans finally accepted his story and released him on November 6.2 But while remaining director of Delasem in Rome, Sorani now had to be more careful than ever.

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Waddell, Margot Editora Karnac ePub

Há certas ideias complexas que são fundamentais para a história do desenvolvimento em qualquer idade ou fase. Elas são um tanto opacas, mesmo para aqueles que com elas já estão familiarizados, e bastante incompreensíveis para os menos versados na teoria psicanalítica. Trata-se especificamente dos mecanismos de identificação projetiva e introjetiva, e do conceito do Complexo de Édipo. Essas noções continuam a ser muito discutidas, e ainda não se prestam facilmente a definição. No decorrer do livro, elas gradualmente adquirem mais forma e significado, na medida em que suas diferentes versões aparecem e voltam a aparecer. Mas elas precisam ser descritas em sua forma mais simples.

Os mecanismos psicológicos de projeção e introjeção são análogos aos processos físicos de expelir e colocar para dentro. São formas básicas de estabelecer e conduzir relacionamentos; tão básicas como a nutrição e a eliminação. Projeção e introjeção são os canais para o tráfego de sentimentos conscientes e inconscientes entre o self e o outro. No desenvolvimento da personalidade, muito depende da força, qualidade, intensidade, fluidez ou intransigência desses mecanismos.

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Maggie Childs FrommerMedia ePub

The swanky, modern Steirereck im Stadtpark.

Dining Best Bets

Café Sperl is one of the oldest and most popular coffeehouses in town.

Most Eccentric Loos

★★★ Steirereck im Stadtpark, Am Stadtpark (p 121)

Best for Carnivores

★★ The Brickmakers Pub & Kitchen, Zieglergasse 42 (p 116)

Best for Afternoon Tea & Cake

★★★ Demel, Kohlmarkt 14 (p 117)

Best Tafelspitz

★★ Plachutta, Wollzeile 38 (p 121)

Best Neighborhood Italian

★ Disco Volante, Gumpendorferstrasse 98 (p 117)

Best Boho Cafe

★★★ Hawelka, Dorotheergasse 6 (p 118)

Best Meal with a View

★★★ Le Loft, Sofitel Hotel, Praterstrasse 1 (p 119)

Most Traditional Coffeehouse

★★★ Café Sperl, Gumpendorferstrasse 11 (p 117)

Best Fish

★★ Umarfisch, Naschmarkt 76–79 (p 122)

Best Ice Cream

★★★ Eis Greissler, Rotenturmstrasse 14 (p 117)

Best Asian Cuisine

★★★ Mochi, Praterstrasse 15 (p 120)

Best Brunch

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Two: Be Credible

Farmer, Jennifer R. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

One of the earliest lessons I learned as a communicator was the importance of credibility. I was working for the then 30,000-member SEIU District 1199 (WV/KY/OH) as a communications coordinator. It was my first job at a labor union, and I knew very little about the labor movement. I’d always considered myself an advocate for marginalized communities, so leading communications for a labor union seemed like a natural fit. Furthermore, I was committed to learning as much as I possibly could. What I lacked in technical skill was compensated by a desire to learn.

As I mentioned earlier, the union’s then president, David Regan, hired communications consultant Dale Butland to add capacity to our communications efforts and to help me further develop my communications skillset. Butland was once press secretary for the late Ohio senator, John Glenn. He was also the first communications consultant I worked with. I would later learn that working with consultants is commonplace for many communicators. As such, learning to work effectively with consultants is critical to a communicator’s success.

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Chapter 6 Challenge the Use of a Single Grade

Thomas R. Guskey Solution Tree Press ePub


Challenge the Use of a Single Grade

Imagine two students, Marie and Robert, who attend the same high school and take many of the same classes. Marie is an exceptionally bright but negligent student. She consistently gets high grades on classroom quizzes and assessments, even though she rarely completes homework assignments and seldom participates in class discussions. Her compositions and reports show unusually keen insight and thoughtful analyses of critical issues but often are turned in a day or two late. Because of her missing homework assignments and lack of punctuality, Marie receives Cs in most of her classes, and her grade point average ranks her in the middle of her high school class. But Marie scores at the highest level on the state accountability assessment, qualifies for a state honor diploma because of her scores, and is eligible for state scholarships.

Robert, on the other hand, is an extremely dedicated and hardworking student. He completes every homework assignment, takes advantage of extra-credit options in all of his classes, and regularly attends special study sessions held by his teachers. Yet despite his efforts, Robert often performs poorly on classroom quizzes and assessments. His compositions and reports are well organized and always turned in on time but rarely demonstrate more than a rudimentary understanding of critical issues. Robert also receives Cs in most of his classes and has a class rank very similar to Marie’s. But because he scores at a low level on the state accountability assessment, Robert is at risk of receiving an alternative diploma and will not qualify for state scholarship funds.

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2 Making Accommodations and Modifications While Ensuring Rigor

Pineda Yazmin Zapata Solution Tree Press ePub



All students must have access to the general education curriculum. Adaptations ensure that is possible. A variety of useful, creative strategies provide accommodations and modifications from which many students benefit. While adaptations are ultimately individualized, some general approaches can be useful. This chapter explains those approaches and fleshes out the adaptations that Fisher and Frey (2015) introduced in Unstoppable Learning. Figure 2.1 shows the array of options educators should consider when providing adaptations.

Figure 2.1: Adaptation types.

We remind education teams of two things: (1) that differentiated instruction through the use of accommodations, modifications, and accelerated learning falls under the umbrella of adaptations, and (2) to remain mindful of curriculum standards, including when and how they change depending on student needs. Many strategies and supports fall within these categories and often overlap. Does a student require more rigor by increasing difficulty or complexity, and if so, how does this change compare to the standards this task represents? The difficulty measures the amount of effort the student must exert to complete the task. The complexity signals the amount of thinking, action, or knowledge the student must employ to complete the task.

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Chapter Eight: Use the Power of Silence

Bose, Ruma Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Love should be in season all year long
and within the reach of everyone.
Everyone can harvest love without limit.
Everyone can obtain this love through
meditation, a spirit of prayer and sacrifice,
through an intense inner life.


RUMA’S STORY: The chapel on the second floor of the motherhouse was where I learned the power of silence. Every day, after Mass at 6 a.m., all the sisters would gather and welcome volunteers and visitors from around the world. On any given day, there could have been people from thirty different countries, sitting quietly and praying together. There were no pews, no gold-encrusted altar, no artwork. One cross hung above the altar, and two simple candles burned on each side. If you didn’t know where Mother was sitting, you wouldn’t know that she was there. She would be very focused on her prayers.

For me, the act of quieting my mind was powerful. It brought me serenity and clarity of thought and purpose. It allowed me the time to be thankful and to think. This did not happen immediately, however. The windows of the chapel always remained open, letting in the cacophony of a typical Calcutta morning. As a newcomer, I found this fully tested my ability to concentrate. My mind would go straight to the distraction. If it wasn’t the ambient noise, I was convinced that it was someone’s cough, or the temperature, that was at fault for my mind’s inability to focus. I’d watch Mother and the other sisters and see that nothing caused them to stir. When I asked Mother how she did it, she told me that she focused on God and that whenever my mind got distracted, I needed to bring it back to God. I understood what Mother was saying, and with time, I learned to discipline my mind to block the noise and focus my thoughts in the moment.

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13. Darkness

Karnac Books ePub

John Broadbent

I offer some literary parallels to group phenomena. People in groups often say, ‘It’s not like that—we’re not sitting in that order’; ‘He didn’t say that; or, if he did, it doesn’t mean anything’. Yet the characters of high literature manifestly do sit like that and say things like that—very odd actions and speeches occur; and the artist must intend some meaning. What’s more, these events are usually felt to be, as a whole, true to life. So my thesis is that as the artist stands to life so the interpretation stands to the group.

I was in a recent meeting of a mutual consultation group. Pierre Turquet had been its initiating consultant at the Leicester University’s conference in 1973. Something like this passage occurred:

A. It’s stifling.

B. Somebody ought to start getting us out of it.

C. It can’t be me because it would mean going into the dark and that’s dange


D. When you said ‘going into the dark’ you were gazing at the table in the

middle of us. Isn’t the dark the task?

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3. The Four Levels: An Overview

Kirkpatrick, Donald Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

Chapter 3

The Four Levels: An Overview

he four levels represent a sequence of ways to evaluate programs.

Each level is important and has an impact on the next level. As you move from one level to the next, the process becomes more difficult and time-consuming, but it also provides more valuable information. None of the levels should be bypassed simply to get to the level that the trainer considers the most important.These are the four levels:


Level 1—Reaction

Level 2—Learning

Level 3—Behavior

Level 4—Results


As the word reaction implies, evaluation on this level measures how those who participate in the program react to it. I call it a measure of customer satisfaction. For many years, I conducted seminars, institutes, and conferences at the University of Wisconsin Management

Institute. Organizations paid a fee to send their people to these public programs. It is obvious that the reaction of participants was a measure of customer satisfaction. It is also obvious that reaction had to be favorable if we were to stay in business and attract new customers as well as get present customers to return to future programs.

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Chapter Nineteen - From Formless to Form (1998)

Talamo, Parthenope Bion Karnac Books ePub

Ps D to public-ation

Public-ation is an essential of scientific method…If [common sense] is inoperative for any reason, the individual in whom it is inoperative cannot publish, and unpublished work is unscientific work (Bion, 1992).

During a conference on psychoanalysis I liked the idea of having a “trans-disciplinary dialogue”, given that it is in the very nature of psychoanalysis to be a “trans-disciplinary” subject: it is impossible to have a “pure” psychoanalysis because it would be like trying to establish a link between non-objects or mental objects. Bion says he reached this situation only in the case of a severely ill patient (Bion, 1967; see also Bion, 1965). Fundamentally, psychoanalysis refers to every single human activity, which passes through the mind before or when it manifests itself, or without manifesting itself, as for example premonition (Bion, 1967); something similar happens with smooth muscle tissue in cases of colitis, ulcers, and tachycardia.

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1. Battle Creek Beginnings

Brian C. Wilson Indiana University Press ePub


Battle Creek Beginnings

In the summer of 1940 at the age of eighty-eight, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, seeking to record on paper some of the essential facts of his long life, cast his thoughts back to 1863, a time when Battle Creek, Michigan, was “a very small village of a few hundred inhabitants” and the great Battle Creek Sanitarium was still many years in the future. His mother, Kellogg remembered, had just asked the young boy what he wanted to be when he grew up, to which he had promptly replied, “Anything but a doctor!” Apparently, shortly before his mother’s question, John Harvey and some other boys had pressed their faces against a neighbor’s window to witness the bloody spectacle of a local sawbones practicing his art on one of their playmates lying on the kitchen table. In the wake of this episode, Kellogg remembered, “I abhorred the medical profession, did not like bad medicine and the bloody surgery.” That just a few years later that young boy would find himself a famous doctor—and a surgeon at that—must have given the elderly Kellogg a chuckle, for in addition to his childhood disgust at the sight of blood, he had been at the age of eleven nothing more than an undersize boy working in his father’s Battle Creek broom factory, distinguished only by his exceptional manual dexterity sorting broom corn and the fact that his family belonged to a struggling apocalyptic sect.1

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