- The One Minute Manager: Increase Productivity, Profits and Your Own Prosperity
With a new foreword by Ken Blanchard The original, bestselling blockbuster which has transformed businesses world wide. The blockbuster number one international bestselling phenomenon is back ...not that it ever really went away. This easily-read story quickly demonstrates three very practical management techniques: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings and One Minute Reprimands. The One Minute Manager also includes information on several studies in medicine and in the behavioural sciences, which help readers understand why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. The book is brief, the language is simple, and best of all ...it works.
- Wizard of the Pigeons
The fifth book in the Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) backlist. Seattle: a place as magical as the Emerald City. Subtle magic seeps through the cracks in the paving stones of the sprawling metropolis. But only the inhabitants who possess special gifts are open to the city's consciousness; finding portents in the graffiti, reading messages in the rubbish or listening to warnings in the skipping-rope chants of children. Wizard is bound to Seattle and her magic. His gift is the Knowing - a powerful enchantment allowing him to know the truth of things; to hear the life-stories of ancient mummies locked behind glass cabinets, to receive true fortunes from the carnival machines, to reveal to ordinary people the answers to their troubles and to safeguard the city's equilibrium. The magic has its price; Wizard must never have more than a dollar in his pocket, must remain celibate, and he must feed and protect the pigeons. But a threat to Seattle has begun to emerge in the portents. A malevolent force born of Wizard's forgotten past has returned to prey upon his power and taunt him with images of his obscure history; and he is the only wizard in Seattle who can face the evil and save the city, his friends and himself.
- Quartered Safe Out Here
After 25 years of chronicling the military misadventures of Flashman, the Victorian arch-cad, George MacDonald Fraser has temporarily deserted fiction to write this, his own personal account of the Burma War. In this book he describes life and death in Nine Section, a small group of hard-bitten and possibly eccentric Cumbrian borderers with whom the author, then 19, served in the last great land campaign of World War II. The book describes the experience when the 17th Black Cat Division captured a vital strongpoint deep in Japanese territory, held it against counter-attack and spearheaded the final assault in which the Japanese armies were torn apart.
- The On-Time, On-Target Manager
How a Last-Minute manager conquered procrastination.
THE ON-TIME, ON-TARGET MANAGER is about how to overcome a diabolical career killer that is lurking out there every day. It's called procrastination. Our story begins with Bob, a typical middle manager, who typically puts things off until the last minute. And as a result, he misses deadlines because his lack of focus causes him to accomplish all the meaningless tasks before he gets to the important things. Bob rationalizes, justifies and tries to explain. But there is an answer and it's found in the helpful and enjoyable new book. Bob learns to overcome his procrastination by developing a clear picture of where he's been, where he is now, and where he's headed. As a result, he develops the ability to see how poor decisions separate him from good results. And in so doing, he commits himself to real goals, clear ideals, and firm tasks that turn him from a Last-Minute manager into THE ON-TIME, ON-TARGET MANAGER.
- The Times Quick Crossword Book 4
Give your memory a workout and hone your general knowledge with 80 definition-style puzzles from The Times2 section. Containing 80 definition-style puzzles all reflecting the T2's unique style, and encompassing a wide range of topics from geography, to literature, history and culture, this collection will test your word power and boost your general knowledge to boot. Compiled by the T2 Crossword Editor and taken from the T2 section of The Times, these quick accessible puzzles are utterly absorbing and addictive, yet concise enough to be completed on the move. With clues that are satisfyingly skilful and solutions helpfully provided at the back of the book, Times T2 Crossword Book 4 is guaranteed to entertain your brain. Previously published as The Times T2 Crossword book 4.