Sometimes possessing great talent, being competent at your job and having a positive outlook is not enough to do well at work. Professional success is not merely dependent on merit; being able to read people and their motives is what keeps one ahead. But organizational politics baffles most people and only the ones who can negotiate it manage to rise to the top. However, you don't need to 'play politics' to survive - just knowing how different workers operate is enough to keep you one step ahead. The Corporate Jungle is a guide to organizational politics. It will help you identify the Jaguars, the Lions, the Cats, the Bears and other types within your organization; let you know of destructive ploys people use, such as the Mustard Gas Strategy or the 3R Strategy; and teach you the right defence techniques. HR professional and expert Seema Raghunath's book is invaluable for anyone negotiating office politics and seeking to understand how interpersonal dynamics in organizations work.

Author Seema Raghunath
Isbn 935029768X
Genre Self-Help
Year 2017-06-10
Pages 248
Language English
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Edmond Dantès, victime d'une dénonciation calomnieuse alors qu'il allait épouser la belle Mercédès, est enfermé pour 14 ans dans un sinistre cachot du château d'If en rade de Marseille. Son salut viendra de l'abbé Faria, un autre prisonnier avec lequel il entretient une amitié clandestine des années durant. Celui-ci lui transmet sa vaste culture et à sa mort, un trésor caché... Extrait : « Je ne tirerai rien de ces niais-là, murmura-t-il, et j'ai grand-peur d'être ici entre un ivrogne et un poltron : voici un envieux qui se grise avec du vin, tandis qu'il devrait s'enivrer de fiel ; voici un grand imbécile à qui on vient de prendre sa maîtresse sous son nez et qui se contente de pleurer et de se plaindre comme un enfant. Et cependant, cela vous a des yeux flamboyants comme ces Espagnols, ces Siciliens et ces Calabrais, qui se vengent si bien ; cela vous a des poings à écraser une tête de bœuf aussi sûrement que le ferait la masse d'un boucher. Décidément, le destin d'Edmond l'emporte ; il épousera la belle fille, il sera capitaine et se moquera de nous ; à moins que

Author Alexandre Dumas
Isbn 2824700424
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-06-09
Pages N.A
Language English
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Il y a tout juste vingt ans, la France tombait sous le charme des Cendres d'Angela, mémoires d'une enfance irlandaise drôles, tendres et sans rancune, portés par une langue et un souffle romanesque remarquables. Véritable phénomène littéraire mondial, lauréat du prix Pulitzer 1997, un récit sur l'immigration, la pauvreté et la conquête des possibles, une œuvre devenue culte, à (re)découvrir. Difficile de croire que Les Cendres d'Angela aient déjà vingt ans, pourtant le livre de Frank McCourt a mieux vieilli que la plupart de ceux de la même époque, du fait notamment qu'il n'a rien perdu de sa justesse. Il est peut-être plus pertinent que jamais. L'autobiographie de McCourt a touché la France au cœur, réussi à faire rire ses lecteurs même en ce qu'elle recèle de plus sombre. Aujourd'hui, en 2017, elle est capable d'apporter un éclairage particulier sur notre situation, guère plus réjouissante. C'est, à la base, l'histoire d'un immigré, confronté à la pauvreté, à la solitude, à l'oppression, mais également le récit d'une lutte contre le pouvoir, d'une conquête des possibles, qui passe en revue les thèmes de la foi, de l'adhésion à une communauté, de l'isolement. Deux décennies plus tard, tout est encore là : la violence, l'exil, la privation, le besoin. Imaginez que vous apportiez un exemplaire du livre dans les tours de Saint-Denis, que vous le lisiez sur les quais de Marseille, que vous en discutiez dans la jungle de Calais avec les réfugiés. Leur propre histoire commence de la même façon. Nous ignorons seulement si elle connaîtra un dénouement analogue. Extrait de la préface de Colum McCann

Author Frank MCCOURT
Isbn 2714475949
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-11-02
Pages 394
Language English
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Laudato Si est la deuxième encyclique du pape François qui se concentre sur le thème de l'environnement. En effet, le Saint-Père, dans son encyclique, exhorte tous les hommes et femmes de bonne volonté, les dirigeants et tous les puissants de la terre à réfléchir profondément sur le thème de l'environnement et du soin de notre planète. C'est notre maison commune, il faut en prendre soin et l'aimer - nous dit le Saint-Père - car sa fin est aussi la nôtre.

Author Pape François
Isbn
Genre Religion
Year 2020-10-06
Pages N.A
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L’art de la guerre de Sun Tzu s’articule autour de 13 chapitres consacrés à l’analyse rationnelle des différentes dimensions de la guerre et qui dégagent les principes de la poursuite intelligente d’une guerre victorieuse : fondée sur une stratégie indirecte, toute d’économie, de ruse, de connaissance de l’adversaire, d’action psychologique, destinée à ne laisser au choc que le rôle de coup de grâce asséné à un ennemi désemparé. La conception implicite de la guerre, telle qu’envisagée par Sun Tzu, s’inscrit dans un monde où celle–ci se pratique au sein d’une même société, la Chine impériale, avec des buts limités et dans le cadre de règles généralement acceptées, avant les invasions barbares qui détermineront la stratégie défensive de la Chine derrière sa Grande muraille. L’Art de la guerre a exercé une influence considérable sur les traditions militaires chinoises et japonaises, et il est toujours enseigné en Chine, à Taïwan et dans l’ensemble des écoles militaires du monde sinisé ; il constitue le fondement de la pensée stratégique contemporaine en Asie.

Author Sun Tzu
Isbn 3750285594
Genre History
Year 2020-02-22
Pages N.A
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The past two decades of politics in Washington have seen increased partisanship, prolonged stalemates, and numerous scandals. For today's teenagers and young adults, years of ineffective and inefficient political leadership have completely eroded any sense that politicians or government have the ability to do good or effect positive change. Worse, the mean-spirited, dysfunctional political system that has come to characterize American politics has turned young people off to the idea of running for office. With more than 500,000 elected positions in the United States, what will happen when this generation is expected to take the reins of political power? Through an original, national survey of more than 4,000 high school and college students, as well as more than 100 in-depth interviews, Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox find that young Americans feel completely alienated from contemporary politics and express little ambition or aspiration to run for office in the future. The overwhelming majority see nothing particularly noble about those currently in office, viewing most as dishonest, self-interested, and disinterested in helping their constituents. These young people want to improve their communities and enact change in the world; but they don't think politics is the way to achieve these goals. In fact, they look disdainfully upon the prospects of growing up to be a mayor, governor, senator, or even president of the United States. Running from Office explores young people's opinions about contemporary politics and their political ambition (or lack of it). The book paints a political profile of the next generation that should sound alarm bells about the long-term, deeply embedded damage contemporary politics has wrought on U.S. democracy and its youngest citizens. As disheartening as their conclusions sound, Lawless and Fox end with practical suggestions for how new technologies, national service programs, and well-strategized public service campaigns could generate political ambition in young people. Today's high school and college students care deeply about improving the future, and it's not too late to ensure that they view running for office as an effective way to do so.

Author Jennifer L. Lawless,Richard L. Fox
Isbn 019939766X
Genre Political Science
Year 2015-04-08
Pages 208
Language English
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Author Eric Sagan
Isbn 2955639117
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 112
Language English
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Au-delà du souvenir, il y a une réalité improbable, porteuse d’un souffle nouveau et menant vers un avenir jusque-là inespéré... 534 après J.-C. Par une nuit de pleine lune, un enchanteur à la réputation légendaire unit une reine celte au meilleur chevalier de la Table Ronde. Mais rongée par la jalousie, une femme tapie dans l’ombre interfère à leur insu. Juillet 2010. Galaan, 29 ans, possède une vie bien remplie et trépidante à Lyon, en France. Gen, 30 ans, vit une existence paisible et ordonnée à Liège, en Belgique. Tout les sépare. Et pourtant... Lors d’un été en Bretagne, leur destin va basculer et leurs chemins vont se croiser. Très rapidement, ils seront confrontés à un secret remontant à plusieurs siècles et les liant inexorablement l’un à l’autre. Un pacte, scellé par Merlin. La promesse d’un amour éternel. Mais aussi un lieu sacré à découvrir avant que ne s’écoulent les 30 prochains jours. Car passé ce délai, l’éternité risquerait bien de se muer en enfer... Plongez au cœur de la forêt de Brocéliande. Voyagez au gré du temps. Laissez-vous transporter par une histoire d’amour vieille de plus de mille cinq cents ans...

Author Stéphanie Moins
Isbn 2960177517
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-10-01T00:00:00+02:00
Pages 420
Language English
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Exam Board: AQA Level: AS/A-level Subject: Sociology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 Build students' understanding with this concept-driven approach to the 2015 AQA A-level Sociology specification, written by a team of leading subject authors and approved by AQA. - Develop the knowledge required to master Year 1 topics with clear and accessible content coverage - Build confidence in the evaluative skills needed to assess sociological theories and research - Strengthen learning and revision with a wealth of practice and extension questions and activities

Author David Bown,Laura Pountney,Tomislav Maric
Isbn 1471839400
Genre Psychology
Year 2015-10-16
Pages 400
Language English
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There has been much talk and effort focused on the educational achievement gap between white versus black, Hispanic and American Indian students. While there has been some movement the gap has not appreciably narrowed, and it has narrowed the least for Native American students. This volume addresses this disparity by melding evidence-based instruction with culturally sensitive materials and approaches, outlining how we as educators and scientists can pay the educational debt we owe our children. In the tradition of the Native American authors who also contribute to it, this volume will be a series of "stories" that will reveal how the authors have built upon research evidence and linked it with their knowledge of history and culture to develop curricula, materials and methods for instruction of not only Native American students, but of all students. It provides a framework for educators to promote cultural awareness and honor the cultures and traditions that too few people know about. After each major section of the volume, the editors will provide commentary that will give an overview of these chapters and how they model approaches and activities that can be applied to other minority populations, including Blacks, Hispanics, and minority and indigenous groups in nations around the globe.

Author Peggy McCardle,Virginia Berninger
Isbn 1317928229
Genre Education
Year 2014-08-21
Pages 220
Language English
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Formerly one of Africa s most promising economies, Zimbabwe has begun a process of economic reconstruction after decades of political turmoil and economic mismanagement. The advent of a national unity government in February 2009 launched a new but still tentative era of political stability. The government has a daunting political and economic agenda. Top priorities include restoring the rule of law, demonstrating fiscal responsibility, and putting in place macroeconomic and structural reforms to win the confidence of domestic and international investors. An optimistic time frame for its socio-economic recovery is now estimated to be at least ten years. Zimbabwe: Picking Up the Pieces chronicles the steps that led to the downturn of the Zimbabwean state and economy before assessing what can be done to resuscitate a once-thriving society. Leading experts from and on the region explore the country s options on key governance issues, from strengthening institutions to addressing food security to promoting private sector development to mobilizing donor country assistance. This collection offers a unique glimpse into a fragile state and the severe costs Zimbabweans have and will have to endure if there is to be any hope of recovery.

Author H. Besada
Isbn 0230116434
Genre Social Science
Year 2011-01-03
Pages 299
Language English
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The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the Occupy movement using various communication theory perspectives. It considers global and local contexts of the movement from its cultural and economic roots to the views of participants, city officials, newspapers and social media. It grapples with how these perspectives represent romantic, practical, and critical understandings of the movement.

Author Renee Guarriello Heath,Courtney Vail Fletcher,Ricardo Munoz
Isbn 0739183222
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2013-08-29
Pages 268
Language English
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Author Lorna Dounaeva
Isbn 1490923810
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-09-25
Pages 270
Language English
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