A book of short stories coupled with contemporary poetry in different forms.
Â©2020 Eugenia Fain (P)2021 Eugenia Fain
Does your Agile team experience the following common problems? Members use established Agile practices and tools, yet with little motivation or buy-in. Even though the team is cross-functional, members donât collaborate effectively or leverage everyoneâs abilities. Rather than act empowered, they wait for permission and approval. Improvement has stalled - the team performs okay, but it can do so much better. You canât solve these problems with more practices, rules, and tools. These are people problems. If youâre a ScrumMaster, project manager, delivery lead, or manager - or you aspire to be - you can make all the difference to your Agile team. Not by being a taskmaster, administrator, or process enforcer, but by leading your team to greatness. Listen to this audiobook on your Agile leadership journey, and it will help you to: Build and cultivate an engaged team that can handle almost any challenge Catalyze team communication, collaboration, and continuous improvement Establish yourself as a confident and capable leader who adds value Reap the full benefits of Agile in the real world with real people "Iâve rarely seen so much useful, concrete advice packaged in such a simple and accessible way." (Henrik Kniberg, Agile coach and author, Lean from the Trenches) "I just found the next must-read book for our entire leadership team." (Tricia Broderick, Director of Development, TechSmith) "Agile teams need effective leaders who âgetâ the people stuff. Without that youâre merely going through the Agile motions." (Scott W. Ambler, co-creator of Disciplined Agile Delivery)
Â©2012 Gil Broza (P)2017 Gil Broza
There's a big difference between continuously encouraging employees to do their jobs well (coaching), attempting to fix poor performance (counselling), and helping top performers excel (mentoring). Unfortunately, most managers don't truly understand how and when to do each. The updated and revised edition of Coaching, Counselling & Mentoring gives managers specific, practical techniques for using all three to improve the performance of all their people. Filled with helpful tools like self-assessments and real-life scenarios, this is an essential guide for managers who want to build their confidence and skill in getting the most from their people.
Â©2007 Florence M. Stone (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
What is your mother tongue? Sometimes the simplest questions take a book to answer. Such is the case with Tania Romanov's story of exile, emigration and immigration and how native language can be a powerful touchstone for the sense of home. The unrelenting consequences of 100 years of Balkan wars force three generations of Croatian women - Katarina, Zora, and Tania - to flee their homelands multiple times. Family including Russian emigrants are driven out from Yugoslavia as refugees to live in a refugee camp in Italy, speaking Russian and the Serbo-Croatian language. Eventually, Tania, a successfully integrated American immigrant from Eastern Europe, journeys back to her fractured homeland with her mother to unravel the secrets of their shared past. Mother Tongue is an exploration of lives lived in the chaos of the Balkans. It follows countries such as Yugoslavia and Serbia, that dissolved, formed, and reformed. Lands that were conquered and subjugated by Fascists and Nazis and nationalists. Lives lived in exile, in refugee camps, in new worlds.
Â©2018 Tania Romanov Amochaev (P)2018 Tania Romanov Amochaev
A Drink of Water is a story of fear, faith, love, and devotion. In this three-part series by D.J. Bradley, we are read the life of Pamela Burroughs, an evangelizing single mother.Â In Part 1, we meet Pam, her fellow missionary friends, and Bibi, the boy who becomes their mission. While on a religious support trip to Africa, Pam's journey takes a surprising twist, as Pam's path crosses Bibi's. Bibi, a young, native Nigerian Christian, is on the brink of death, injured, bleeding, and without water. A detour caused by an accident on the highway changes the course of not only the vehicle the missionaries are traveling in, but in the lives of Pam and her group, along with Bibi and dozens of others. What happens next changes the course of the world.Â Part 1 of the series shares ideas of faith, love, prayer, perseverance, and courage. Reminding us not to give to receive, but to give to be a blessing, A Drink of Water travels through the pain of loss and fear of death, through hurting and healing, and through spiritual growth. A Drink of Water refreshes us with the story of a woman who proves what's possible with faith. Enjoy!
Â©2018 D.J. Bradley (P)2018 D.J. Bradley
With POTUS and members of Congress in the Big Easy for a political convention, an unidentified killer virus in the Crescent City emergency room has physicians baffled, hospital staff frightened, and the CDC on their way to assist. When the first death from the mysterious virus is a Secret Service agent guarding the president, a terrorist attack is feared. Matters get worse with the murder of a prominent politician in the French Quarter. Alex and Jack must learn to play well with the CDC, FBI, and Secret Service and enlist the help of the enemy to save the streets of New Orleans from disaster.
Â©2014 Judith Lucci (P)2017 Judith Lucci
This is the intriguing true story of Pam Evans, who has been married and divorced more times than she wants to admit and has lived to tell the tale - with honesty, humor and a heartfelt message for her readers. Pam isnât shy about revealing that her many treks down the aisle eventually led from the altar to the divorce court. During a 13-year hiatus from saying, "I do," Pam used this time to reflect on her past relationship choices and often hasty decisions. Her discoveries about her personality type and how it influenced her actions helped her gain new knowledge and take responsibility, allowing her to finally break her multi-relationship and marriage pattern. Pam says, "Some people get lucky when it comes to relationships and marriage! But, luck isnât a strategy." She coaches her clients to first envision the life they want and then integrate their desired partner into their flexible plan.
Â©2014 Pamela E. Evans (P)2014 Pamela E. Evans
In-depth narratives on recovery, our fellowship, common questions, but without the personal stories.
Â©2016 Co-Dependents Anonymous (P)2020 Co-Dependents Anonymous
One Hundred Years of Exile: A Romanovâs Search for Her Fatherâs Russia is the story of one womanâs journey through 100 years of history to find peace with her father. Tania Romanov Amochaev and her father were both exiled from their homelands as infants; both knew life in refugee camps. Their shared fate does not lead to mutual understanding. The familyâs immigration to San Francisco heralded a promising new future â but while Tania just wanted to be an American, her father could not trust that this was his final asylum. His fears and his resistance to assimilation leave Tania with deep resentment toward him and her Russian heritage. Decades later, his unexpected death exposes Taniaâs open wounds and a host of unanswered questions about her father and his story. A serendipitous meeting with a last surviving member of the Russian royal family, followed by a baffling error that miraculously connects her with unknown relatives, catapults Tania on a quest for answers in her fatherâs homeland. Taniaâs story proves inseparable from Russiaâs, featuring Cossacks who fled revolution, a family who survived Stalin, and a family of royal exiles, culminating in a meeting between princess and peasant. One Hundred Years of Exile is a moving story of how revisiting the past can bring not only forgiveness and redemption, but something far more powerful as well.
Â©2020 Tania Romanov (P)2020 Tania Romanov
A zany musical comedy, touching love story, and fast-paced adventure thriller combined with âElvis Presley meets Star Warsâ plot twists. Cosmic Cowboy the Musical stars the love-struck alien Prince Remo, from faraway Planet Vegas (complete with glowing blue-grey skin and personal flying saucer), and the object of his adoration, aspiring Nashville country singer Jenna Lee Jenkins. When Remo comes to town, the Nashville music scene goes wild - and so does Jenna's sleazy manager, Lance. Can Remo get the girl and Lance get the gigs - or will the men in black get to the alien first? Get ready for a rockin' good time!Â The first-ever completely integrated, full-cast musical screenplay converted into audiobook format, Cosmic Cowboy the Musical features 11 of Westâs original, soundtrack-ready songs (âUFOâ and âDonât Offer Me the Moon and Starsâ, for example), plus Hollywood-quality sound effects. In a glowing testimonial, Maureen Millen, an award-winning and Emmy-nominated TV producer, calls it âa funny and joyful masterpiece with fantastic songwriting.â She adds, â(Iâve) never seen/heard anything like itâ, and predicts that it will âset the stage for a new genre.â Ready for production as an animated or live-action movie - a sure-fire classic in the making!
Â©2019 Jeffrey D. West (P)2019 Jeffrey D. West
It is hotter than hell in New Orleans and newly promoted NOPD Commander Jack Francoise is battling horrific crime in the Vieux Carre in the August heat. At Crescent City Medical Center's Psychiatric Pavilion, nursing staff are doling out Thorazine Slurpees and Geodone shots to the most criminally insane and viciously psychotic patients in the South.Â Alexandra Destephano, a registered nurse and legal counsel for CCMC is concerned about inadequate staff and safety issues in the Pavilion and enlists former husband, dashing surgeon Robert Bonnet to assist her to battle Lester Whitset, the odd and often bizarre Pavilion administrator. In the meantime, staff and patients are being brutally beaten and killed at Crescent City Medical Center and Alex must set aside her feelings about the chronic under staffing at the hospital and work with Jack, Robert and others to bring the perpetrators to justice.Â Judith Lucci is a registered nurse and college professor from Virginia where she holds masters and doctoral degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia. She is the author of the Alex Destephano medical thriller series.
Â©2013 Judith Lucci (P)2017 Judith Lucci
The Crow's Nest is a tale of high adventure, as seen through the eyes of Will Anchor and his sister, Sara, ages 11 and 13, as they set out by canoe on a dangerous mission to find help for their ailing mother. The year is 2049 and their home is in the drowned and abandoned city of New Orleans. Water levels, worldwide, have risen to unprecedented levels. Civilization, as we know it, has been brought to its knees, yet life struggles on, with promise for the future. This story depicts an environmental disaster that some scientists predict may actually come to pass. This story is a timely, upbeat, and wholesome adventure. It is a down-to-earth odyssey that takes many twists and turns and is very exciting. This audiobook breaks new ground and has appeal for all ages. Recipient of an Honorable Mention in the 2010 Green Book Festival.
Â©2007 Charles Parker (P)2014 Pro Audio Voices
Discover the surprising literary and poetic history of the RMS Titanic! Imagine getting the inside, behind the scenes story of the Titanic tragedy written by those who did not survive - but whose poetry and short accounts of the moments leading up to the Titanic sinking did. The time has finally come to share the World Codex's revelations with the public at large. Codex SE is a concerted work of dedicated people who have worked tirelessly to bring this literary publication to the world stage. My connection to Titanic, through my great-grandfather's experience, has played an essential role as to who I am, cultivating an awareness of the importance of art as it inspires the better nature of humanity - through life's inevitable turmoil and even disaster. Discover unpublished poems and prose by historical figures including Albert Einstein, George Bernard Shaw, Edgar Allan Poe, Sylvia Barrett, Herman Holmes, Robert Wolcott, and many more. The World Codex Planet Poetry publication encapsulates a snapshot of the era shortly after the turn of the 20th century and is a gem of historical maritime poetry. In this recently discovered history, previously unpublished works by celebrities of its day make the doomed publication an echo of the fate of the Titanic herself. Had it not been for the controversy that forced the publication to be shelved, perhaps the world would have recorded history a bit differently. Included among the poems is a firsthand account of how the collection was rescued from the ship shortly before her untimely demise. Later research into the chain of events culminated in a backstory that exacerbated the drama around the onboard Titanic poetry contest. Discover the surprising literary and poetic history of the RMS Titanic! Buy Codex: Special Edition now for the previously suppressed inside story.
Â©2018 The World Codex, LLC (P)2018 The World Codex, LLC
"Move over Robin Cook - the queen of New Orleans medical thrillers is here!" Do you love the Big Easy? You may feel uneasy when you learn about the City's sinister underground.... Hospitals are supposed to be safe places, aren't they? It's Mardi Gras season in post-Katrina New Orleans. Thousands of tourists have flocked to the city, paralyzed traffic and jammed the French Quarter with drunken crowds and garbage. City officials expect record crowds and the biggest boost to the Crescent City economy since the big storm. Alexandra Lee Destephano, legal counsel for Crescent City Medical Center, is anticipating her third Mardi Gras season and her date with dashing art historian Mitch Landry to the biggest Mardi Gras ball in New Orleans. But hold on. Alex is stat-paged to the hospital and learns from her boss and former husband, Dr. Robert Bonnet, that the wife of the governor of Louisiana has been found unconscious and covered in blood in her hospital room. To make matters worse, patients have left the hospital against medical advice, and staff have refused to work. By the end of the day, the ball is the last thing on Alex's mind.
Â©2012 Judith Lucci (P)2017 Judith Lucci