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The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity & Diversity
Roger E. Olson

IVP Academic, 2002

An ECPA 2003 Gold Medallion Finalist! The story of Christian theology has often been divisive and disjointed. Providing this companion volume to his earlier work The Story of Christian Theology , Roger E. Olson thematically traces the contours of Christian belief down through the ages, revealing a pattern of both unity and diversity. He finds a consensus of teaching that is both unitive and able to incorporate a faithful diversity when not ...
  
  











  



  
Political Liberalism: Expanded Edition (Columbia Classics in Philosophy)
John Rawls

Columbia University Press, 2005

This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way. That previous work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable and relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs and in which there is broad agreement about what constitutes the good life. Yet in modern democratic society a plurality of ...
  
  











  



  
Managing to Learn: Using the A3 Management Process to Solve Problems, Gain Agreement, Mentor and Lead
John Shook

Lean Enterprises Inst Inc, 2008

Managing to Learn by Toyota veteran John Shook, reveals the thinking underlying the vital A3 management process at the heart of lean management and lean leadership. Constructed as a dialogue between a manager and his boss, the book explains how A3 thinking helps managers and executives identify, frame, and then act on problems and challenges. Shook calls this approach, which is captured in the simple structure of an A3 report, the key to ...
  
  











  



  
The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
Carlos Castaneda

Washington Square Press, 1985

A YAQUI WAY OF KNOWLEDGE The teachings of don Juan is the story of a remarkable journey: the first awesome steps on the road to becoming a "man of knowledge" -- the road that continues with A Separate Reality and Journey to Ixtlan. "For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel, looking, ...
  
  











  



  
Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation
Karen Martin, Mike Osterling

McGraw-Hill, 2013

Align your leadership team to deliver the highest possible value to your customers Too many organizations today suffer from silo-centric behavior and intra-organizational conflict. Yet most don't understand what's holding them back from achieving outstanding performance. Value stream mapping--an essential but underused methodology--is a proven approach to help you visualize and resolve disconnects, redundancies, and gaps in your value ...
  
  











  



  
Health Policy and Advanced Practice Nursing: Impact and Implications

Springer Publishing Company, 2013

"There are many policy books, but none are written by APRNs or focus just on APRN practice. This topic is critical in today's healthcare reform movement. APRNs are at the core, or can be, if they use their practice knowledge and education to shape policy...[The] editors eloquently make the case that policy formation is a critical nursing skill."-- Doody's Medical Reviews "Gaining a better understanding of the political landscape and its ...
  
  











  



  
Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus
Rick Perlstein

Nation Books, 2009

Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the rise of the conservative movement in the liberal 1960s. At the heart of the story is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal government, despised liberals, and mocked “peaceful coexistence” with the USSR. Perlstein’s narrative shines a light on a whole world of conservatives and their antagonists, including William F. Buckley, Nelson Rockefeller, and Bill ...
  
  











  



  
Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries
Arend Lijphart

Yale University Press, 2012

In this updated and expanded edition of his classic text, Arend Lijphart offers a broader and deeper analysis of worldwide democratic institutions than ever before. Examining thirty-six democracies during the period from 1945 to 2010, Lijphart arrives at important—and unexpected—conclusions about what type of democracy works best. Praise for the previous edition : "Magnificent. . . . The best-researched book on democracy in the world ...
  
  











  



  
The Little Book of Circle Processes : A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking (The Little Books of Justice and ...
Kay Pranis

Good Books, 2005

           Drawn from Native American practices, these peacemaking circles are used in many communities to deal with conflict and create stronger relationships. Includes detailed information about how to lead and/or participate in one of the circle process.            Our ancestors gathered around a fire in a circle, families gather around their kitchen tables in circles, and now we are gathering in circles as communities to ...
  
  











  



  
The Wisdom of Crowds
James Surowiecki

Anchor, 2005

In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant–better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, ...
  
  











  



  
Contemporary Moral Issues: Diversity and Consensus (4th Edition)
Lawrence M. Hinman

Pearson, 2012

Combines arguments and personal narratives to introduce students to key issues in morality.   Contemporary Moral Issues is an anthology that provides a selection of readings on contemporary social issues revolving around three general themes: Matters of Life and Death, Matters of Equality and Diversity, and Expanding the Circle, which includes duties beyond borders, living together with animals, and environmental ethics. Each set ...
  
  











  



  
The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief
George Marsden

Basic Books, 2014

In the aftermath of World War II, the United States stood at a precipice. The forces of modernity unleashed by the war had led to astonishing advances in daily life, but technology and mass culture also threatened to erode the country’s traditional moral character. As award-winning historian George M. Marsden explains in The Twilight of the American Enlightenment , postwar Americans looked to the country’s secular, liberal elites for ...
  
  











  



  
Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Fraud American History from Bancroft and Parkman to Ambrose, Bellesiles, ...
Peter Charles Hoffer

PublicAffairs, 2007

Woodrow Wilson, a practicing academic historian before he took to politics, defined the importance of history: "A nation which does not know what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today." He, like many men of his generation, wanted to impose a version of America's founding identity: it was a land of the free and a home of the brave. But not the braves. Or the slaves. Or the disenfranchised women. So the history of Wilson's generation ...
  
  











  



  
Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts: Essentials for Buy-Side and Sell-Side Analysts
James J. Valentine

McGraw-Hill, 2011

A real-world guide to becoming a top-performing equity analyst Praise for Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts : "Jim Valentine has taken his decades of experience as a highly successful security analyst and written an effective and comprehensive guide to doing the job right. I only wish I had this book by my side throughout my career." -- Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners LP "Given the fast pace and ...
  
  











  



  
The Evolution of Cooperation: Revised Edition
Robert Axelrod

Basic Books, 2006

The Evolution of Cooperation provides valuable insights into the age-old question of whether unforced cooperation is ever possible. Widely praised and much-discussed, this classic book explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists-whether superpowers, businesses, or individuals-when there is no central authority to police their actions. The problem of cooperation is central to many different fields. Robert Axelrod ...
  
  











  



  
Leading Through Collaboration: Guiding Groups to Productive Solutions
John P. Glaser

Corwin, 2004

This practical guide provides a philosophical framework and a basic set of problem-solving skills that can make successful collaboration a reality.
  
  











  



  
Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer: Managing for Conflict and Consensus (2nd Edition)

FT Press, 2013

Make better decisions! Michael A. Roberto will help you achieve deeper consensus, get past groupthink and "yes men," and achieve superior results in every decision you make -- especially your most complex and highest-stakes decisions! Roberto's Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer, Second Edition gives you a powerful framework for promoting honest, constructive dissent and skepticism; test your assumptions; more thoroughly and fairly ...
  
  











  



  
Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns
Clayton Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson, ...

McGraw-Hill, 2008

Selected as one of the "Best Books on Innovation, 2008" by BusinessWeek magazine Named the "Best Human-Capital Book of 2008" by Strategy + Business magazine A crash course in the business of learning-from the bestselling author of The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution … "Provocatively titled, Disrupting Class is just what America's K-12 education system needs--a well thought-through proposal for using ...
  
  











  



  
Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making
Sam Kaner

Jossey-Bass, 2007

"The best book on collaboration ever written!" —Diane Flannery, founding CEO, Juma Ventures And now this classic book is even better—much better. Completely revised and updated, the second edition is loaded with new tools and techniques. Two powerful new chapters on agenda design A full section devoted to reaching closure More than twice as many tools for handling difficult dynamics 70 brand-new pages and over 100 pages ...
  
  











  



  
Hostage at the Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance
George Kohlrieser

Jossey-Bass, 2006

George Kohlrieser—an international leadership professor, consultant, and veteran hostage negotiator—explains that it is only by openly facing conflict that we can truly progress through the most difficult business challenges. In this provocative book, he reveals how the proven techniques and psychological insights used in hostage negotiation can be applied successfully to any personal or business relationship. Step by step, he outlines the ...
  
  











  








   



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