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Summary : In his book "Bulls-eye" - Journal of a Black Hawk pilot, Deeter takes his readers on a trip to the middle east, and gives them a first hand look at the life of an Army Helicopter Pilot in the war in Iraq. From the scorching temperatures to the grueling pace of combat, his journal entries paint an accurate picture for the reader of the day to day life of a Black Hawk pilot in the Iraq war. His story of his deployment to Iraq provides not only an up close look at the war, but also a view of the struggles deployed soldiers endure, both on the battlefield and upon returning home.
Summary : For twelve long years, I've breathed, I've bled for only one thing... Revenge. Four men took something from me, something which can never be replaced. That one night changed the lives of so many and taught me that monsters are real. But I also learned I'm the biggest monster of them all. Nothing and no one will stand in my way of redemption because those men...they're now three. The fourth--he is the reason they call me Bullseye. They can run, but sooner or later, I'll find them, just as I did with their friend. They're already dead...they just don't know it yet. My plan was simple until I met her. A fierce tiger who had the power to break my heart. Lucky for me...she can't break what's already broken. I am no longer a man because the world is a jungle, and we're all just animals--ready to tear one another apart.
Summary : Get ready to go on a life-changing journey that will revolutionize the way you approach goal achievement forever. Blake Beattie's simple, fun, and interactive goal-achievement solution empowers you to use your individual values to define success, and then gives you effective strategies to reach your goals more quickly than you ever thought possible. In this book, you will discover how to formulate inspiring, realistic goals using Blake's leading POWERTIP achievement system, maintain momentum during difficult times, blast through obstacles and break free from habits that limit you, among others.
Summary : Bullseye chronicles the six-week adventure of an amnesiac widowed journalist working in Spain. Peter had been floundering in his own American abyss after the horrific accident. He had few ideas of his own that weren’t drowned in the blend of alcohol and meds. His life had to be told to him by the vaguely familiar faces of others. One of those constants was his trouble making friend, Paul. While inebriated, Paul ‘helped’ concoct the trip to Spain. Although setting out to write about Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls, Peter changed courses after watching a bull fight. That’s when he fell down the rabbit hole into endless degrees of obsessive exposure to bullfighting, matadors, toreros, flamenco, toro and gypsies. Taking on more research and writing led Peter to enlightening encounters usually revolving around celebration with a unique and at times disturbing casts of characters. Uncorking Peter’s already bad habits of overindulgence led to a lot of drunken debauchery. The sweltering summer of Spain with its hot women, all heightened by the testosterone of Spanish culture...all kept the heat rising in Peter. With the language barrier bringing him more trouble than he could understand, by the time Peter figured this out his life was already in danger...again.
Summary : Found cowering and covered in blood, Karina Guerrero's fourteen-year-old brother is accused of a crime that she's certain he didn't commit. Only one man can help Karina prove the boy's innocence. Private investigator Mason Sinclair knows firsthand what it's like to be framed. But the former cop, now committed to helping the falsely accused, is clearly uneasy being back in Albuquerque—and working with his former flame. Still, Karina can't help falling for the handsome P.I. as they hunt the real killer: a cold-blooded murderer with dangerous ties to them both.
Summary : TOUGH. TENACIOUS. TRUE BLUE. Secret Service agent Isabella Gray thought those traits described bounty hunter Jacob Powell to a T. When the secretary of defense's family was ambushed on her watch, she knew she needed to recruit the sexy ex-Special Forces soldier for help. Isabella recognized all too well the shot of adrenaline that pulsed through her former lover upon learning that Big Sky's quarry—militia men on the lam—were behind the abduction. Forced to rely on each other after their rescue mission led to a harrowing plane crash, neither could resist the pent-up emotions churning between them. Once Jacob stumbled upon shocking evidence that an international mastermind could be pulling all the strings, would their red-hot passion chase away the chill of terror?
Summary : Bully . . . described in the Concise English Dictionary:"a browbeating person, esp someone who is habitually cruel toother weaker people;"intimidate with persistently aggressive or violent behaviour, orby using threats of violence;"These two descriptions are certainly true, but to the victims whohave so generously submitted their stories for inclusion in this book . . .they would barely be adequate. I have been one such victim. But my taleof woe is NOTHING compared with the humiliation, embarrassment,degradation and so much more that many of the people featured in thisbook have suffered, many still suffering.The suggestion of writing a book about bullying was put to me someyears ago . . . I cannot actually recall who did suggest it, or when, but itcertainly planted a seed in my mind. Research through those years hassuggested that many have written books before me, but no-one seems tohave actually devoted a book almost entirely to stories of victims . . . thiswas my goal. In communicating with these and other victims, both currentand past, I found that they all appeared to have the same message . . . justhow therapeutic it was to be able to . . . just talk about it . . . get it off theirchests. Of course, there are always the exceptions. Sadly, one particularvictim has been so badly scarred that he found it too difficult to write hisexperiences at all. And writing their stories will never change the fact that these people have been bullied. Many have had counselling, many havenot . . . many are still undergoing this. Some cases are far more serious thanothers . . . some have undergone the court process . . . others are still goingthrough this . . .The stories within these pages vary hugely . . . from supposedly minorcases through to some which are far some serious. But irrespective of theseverity of them, the effects on the victims have been horrendous. Manyhave made my blood boil.Doing this has given me a very small idea of just how mammoth thisproblem is and that it is EVERYWHERE. No-one is immune, nor is anyinstitution, any situation. It takes place at any age, any gender, any faith,anywhere, any time.Many of the victims were bullied in their teens and/or childhood,and some of these people were raised in the years prior to bullying beingrecognized and/or acknowledged. For some victims it is past tense, forothers a very current and continuing nightmare. Some stories have comefrom various work places. There are even a couple written by people whohave been bullied and have been bullies themselves.What has disturbed and infuriated me throughout (and believe me, Iwould NOT have wanted to have my blood pressure nor stress levels takenwhile doing this), something that does appear to be a common thread,particularly with the stories taken from schools . . . in seeking help, justiceand compensation through the appropriate channels, the education andlegal systems, in almost every case it appears that that the perpetrator/s is/are the ones who have been supported . . . NOT the victims. Most if notall schools maintain that they have a ''bullying policy'' in place . . . but givenall that is covered in these stories, and some of the outcomes, I do have toquestion . . . just how effective are these policies and who are they aimingto help?In one particular case, the victim lost her father, which was tragicenough in itself, but then . . . from what I can see, she was bullied . . . partlyfor this reason? Losing her father? WHY? What is the MENTALITYof bullies?A few of these histories are quite long and, as previously mentioned,some victims continue their fight for compensation and/or justice. I haveand do feel so much for the parents, families of the victims and for thevictims themselves. Overall from what I have learned, the attitudes of theschools leave me cold. I am not saying that this applies in all cases worldwide . . . goodness knows, those in the following pages are only the smallest drop in the ocean compared with the amount o
Summary : At last, in this book, the great paradox of measurement is resolved. According to the authors' original -- and revealing -- research companies that manage by measurement outperform less disciplined competitors by an average three-year return on investment of 80 percent versus an average ROI of 45 percent. Yet few companies have put in place a disciplined approach for measuring the key nonfinancial, strategic performance areas that are so crucial to a firm's success. Bullseye! treats measurement as a key senior-management business issue. The authors explore the role of measurement in adding clarity and specificity to an organization's strategy, and in driving efforts to translate strategy into operational initiatives and business results. Organizational change and measurement experts William Schiemann and John Lingle have written the first book to provide a complete detailed blueprint for implementing a strategic measurement system. To resolve the measurement paradox, they have created as the centerpiece of Bullseye! a detailed case study that describes a four-phase process that will successfully transform any company into a measurement-managed organization. The four phases of this process are: defining a strategic business model, designing measures to support the model cascading the model and measures throughout the organization, and embedding the measures into the leadership processes of the organization. In eminently readable prose, the authors confront head-on the powerful forces that conspire to prevent a company from gaining the full value from its measurement system. In the process, Schiemann and Lingle have developed an integrative framework that covers all the major measurement areas: markets and customers, finance, people, operations, the environment, and suppliers. In fact, the authors go Beyond other published accounts of measurement systems by providing strategic tools to manage customer, community, environmental, and regulatory stakeholders along with suppliers, and adaptability -- the level at which a company learns and innovates. Focus and speed, they argue, are the essential competitive qualities. Following the guidelines recommended in this book, executives with responsibility for setting and implementing strategy should be able to make significant improvements in three months and major changes within a year. Bullseye! is must reading for all general managers at the corporate, division, and business-unit levels.
Summary : In this all-new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci, worlds collide when government assassin Will Robie is caught in the crossfire with Oliver Stone and the Camel Club. Will Robie is closing in on his next target when he finds himself in the middle of a bank heist--and he's taken hostage alongside Oliver Stone. But is this just a simple bank job, or are the robbers after something even more valuable--and dangerous--than the cash in the vault? Available only as an ebook.
Summary : Critical communication lessons for sustained corporate success The Bullseye Principle is the definitive how-to guide for communicating, collaborating, and executing as a leader in the corporate arena. With these “soft skills” trending above technical knowledge in executive wish lists, this book provides invaluable guidance for new and experienced leaders alike; from the planning stages to the outcome and beyond, the discussion features critical insight and actionable tips based on award-winning methods. Polish your presence, utilize intention, influence emotion, engage workers, build relationships, make connections, and leverage the power of storytelling—it all comes down to technique. This book shows you everything you need to know to start communicating more effectively, starting today. The success of any communication rests more on how the information is conveyed than what that information actually is; at every level, in every sphere, effective leaders strive to master key skills that inspire, empower, motivate, and more. This book gives you a solid blueprint for effective communication in nearly any situation, merging the practical and theoretical to help you: Master the most challenging business interactions Become more influential as a leader and communicator Adopt a 3-step methodology to collaborate more effectively Build your personal brand and executive presence toward sustained success Most people believe that their communications skills are satisfactory for their jobs—most managers would disagree. That gap in perception presents a problem that ripples beyond your chances of promotion—where your communication fails, it has the capacity to affect the organization as a whole. The Bullseye Principle helps you build a robust repertoire of communication skills that put you ahead of the pack.
Summary : This book provides readers with clear and concise answers on what it takes to make their business a success. It goes beyond the traditional bookkeeping activity of measuring past performance, putting a couple of ads in the paper and hoping things will work out. It takes the guesswork out of running a business and shows readers how to create a clear and unimpeded path forward to making their plans a reality. In purchasing this book readers can also download useful software valued at over $500. Supported with testimonials from leading business owners and entrepreneurs such as Dick Smith, Bob Carr and many others, Business Bullseye is divided into three sections. The first deals with setting (and sticking to) goals and aspirations, then provides various tools for success, and finally presents case studies and business templates for readers to work with. By opening this book, readers will be lifted out of the mire and learn how to run their business in a more proactive and successful manner
Summary : This book is not an attempt to offer hope, help, or even advice on what denominations need to do. However, it is a book about a significant turn-around of a middle-level administration of justice in one Protestant denomination and it does offer hope that other like administrations might be able to experience a better and more effective existence. Everyone's experience is unique and therefore cannot be replicated. However, the implementation of foundational all-encompassing principles, the development of new strategies, and the performance of specific tactics that are successful in one situation does offer hope to others that their modeling of the principles, adapting the strategies, and creating specific tactics to fit their context can bring change. "This book is a gutsy look at denominational life, leadership and vision, and offers new paradigms for the local church, middle judicatories and national denominational life. A must-read for anyone interested in bringing renewal to the local church and our denomination. Clearly, Borden has hit the bull's-eye with regard not only to our denomination's needs but also how renewal begins in the local church." - ABE News Foreword to Hit the Bullseye by Leith Anderson July 2003 "Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?" -- George Bernard Shaw There are approximately 400,000 churches in the United States and the vast majority of them belong to denominations. Some are healthy, vibrant, and growing. Most are tired, struggling, not growing, and don’t know what to do. Plenty of critics and cynics take surveys, analyze data, and write books about what is wrong with the churches of America. As if following the theology of Chicken Little they are convinced that the sky is falling and there is little we can do except seek cover. Proposals for renewal often are offered by theorists who tell practitioners what to do but have never actually done it themselves. What if? What if there was a way to help declining churches to grow? What if we could teach pastors how to lead their congregations to spiritual renewal? What if thousands of churches changed from maintenance to mission? What if a movement began with 200 churches that grew to 200,000 churches? What if millions of unchurched people came into lasting relationships with Jesus Christ and the church? What if the denominations of America with all of their people, property, and potential became the epicenter of this spiritual earthquake that became known as the Great Awakening of the 21st Century? Maybe all this sounds too good to be true. Well, it has already begun. Centered in the earthquake zone of northern California, the American Baptist Churches of the West have demonstrated that a plateaued and declining region of mainline congregations can become a model of healthy and growing congregations. They have overcome the usual excuses that “our churches are too small,” “we have too many older people and congregations,” and “property here is too expensive.” They followed a powerful formula of biblical strategies, courageous leadership, and much hard work. What is most amazing is that the turnaround took less than five years. Why not? Here is the dream. Denominational leaders, executive ministers, bishops, district superintendents, regional directors, seminary teachers, pastors, and lay leaders will discover what God has done in northern California and say, “Why not here?” “With a few creative adaptations we can do the same thing in our denomination and in our churches.” They will start small and multiply. They will risk their traditions, finances, staff, and jobs. They will respond to misunderstanding with teaching and take criticism with grace. Then there will be one successful church transformation—new vision, new faith, new people, and new excitement. One will become ten and ten will become one hundred. Church by church, region by region, denomination by denomination—a true reformation will bring a great new era to the people and churches of our generation. It can be done. It has been done. This is a dream of the way things can be. Be among those who say, “Why not? Let’s do it!”
Summary : Death, suicide, sex, love, relationships, and all the other topics one might expect adolescent writers to address are here.
Summary : All of Ariol's friends know that he has a big crush on Petula, but no one seems to notice that Bizbilla has her sights on Ariol, including Ariol! While she's waited in the . . . er, wings hoping Ariol will notice her, this sweet little fly has been cooking up a plan. Mister Cantharide, Bizbilla's dad, is an ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist is the eye doctor. Ariol wears glasses. And it seems he has an appointment coming up! Bizbilla is all abuzz with impatience; will Ariol finally get the message? With charming artwork and hilarious vignettes, ARIOL is the perfect series for anyone who started off life as a kid!