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Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide
Peter W. D. Wright
Pamela Darr Wright
Harbor House Law Pr
In Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, Pete and Pam Wright teach you how to plan, prepare, organize -- and get quality special education services. In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you learn about * Your child's disability and educational needs * Creating a simple method for organizing your child's file * Devising a master plan for your child's special education * Roles of experts: consultants and evaluators * Writing SMART IEP ...
Taking Smart Risks: How Sharp Leaders Win When Stakes are High: How Sharp Leaders Win When Stakes are High ...
In today’s market, playing it safe is not an option Lead your company to sustainable success by taking the RIGHT RISKS The business world is in flux, and you have to think and act quickly in order to stay competitive. But the last thing you want to do is make reckless business decisions. You have to find the middle ground. You have to take SMART RISKS. In this groundbreaking book, leadership expert Doug Sundheim explains how to find ...
Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform Your Business, ...
You're constantly challenged to grow your business, increase productivity, and improve quality--all while reducing or keeping budgets flat. So what's a managerto do. You've streamlined processes. You've restructured. You’ve sought customer and employee feedback. You've tried everything. Now, try something that works. Profit from the Positive is a practical, groundbreaking guide for business leaders, managers, executive coaches, and human ...
You Should Test That: Conversion Optimization for More Leads, Sales and Profit or The Art and Science of ...
Learn how to convert website visitors into customers Part science and part art, conversion optimization is designed to turn visitors into customers. Carefully developed testing procedures are necessary to help you fine-tune images, headlines, navigation, colors, buttons, and every other element, creating a website that encourages visitors to take the action you seek. This book guides you through creating an optimization strategy that supports ...
Evaluability assessments of five rural economic development programs: A synthesis (Accountability and ...
George W Mayeske
Extension Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
North America is truly Michael Collins's heart of darkness. And it is a territory mapped with infinite precision in this new novel of murder and menace set in the frozen wastes of a winter town on the shores of Lake Michigan. Twenty years ago, when Frank was five, his parents burned to death in this former mining town. Now, his uncle is dead too, shot by a mysterious stranger. When Frank hears that the stranger bears the name of a man who died ...
Magic of Speech Evaluation: Gain World Class Public Speaking Experience by Evaluating Successful Speakers
What if you could get more public speaking experience after 10 hours of reading a book than the majority of speakers get after 10 months of speaking from stage? After reading Magic of Speech Evaluation you will have acquired the experience of applying the most effective public speaking techniques used by 1000 of the world’s best speakers in various contexts. You will be able to clearly see what makes each speech effective and what can improve ...
Transforming Performance Measurement: Rethinking the Way We Measure and Drive Organizational Success
Dean R. Spitzer
Accurately measuring performance - of individuals, departments, projects, and initiatives - is the single best way to ensure strong, sustainable results. But many organizations have flawed or inconsistent measurement systems, which can lead to disaster. "Transforming Performance Measurement" helps organizations maximize the value of their performance measurement approaches.
Why Nobody Believes the Numbers: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction in Population Health Management
Why Nobody Believes the Numbers introduces a unique viewpoint to population health outcomes measurement: Results/ROIs should be presented as they are, not as we wish they would be. This viewpoint contrasts sharply with vendor/promoter/consultant claims along two very important dimensions: (1) Why Nobody Believes presents outcomes/ROIs achievable right here on this very planet… (2) …calculated using actual data ...
The Collaborative Organization: A Strategic Guide to Solving Your Internal Business Challenges Using Emerging ...
Solve business problems, uncover new opportunities, and ignite innovation using the newest collaborative technologies The Collaborative Organization gives you a strategic approach to building, implementing, and using social and collaborative technologies—such as those created by Jive and Yammer—to create innovative products, solve business problems, and create new processes that will foster lasting success and growth. Jacob Morgan ...
The Process Improvement Handbook: A Blueprint for Managing Change and Increasing Organizational Performance
The Definitive Guide to Process Improvement and Operational Excellence Today’s business environment demands faster responses, better service, and increased agility. The Process Improvement Handbook reveals how to design effective process improvement structures, organizations, and cultures to meet those needs. Focusing on specific process improvement knowledge areas, this practical work establishes the foundation required to create, ...
Rigorous Reading: 5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts (Corwin Literacy)
"With Rigorous Reading Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey have provided literacy educators who are committed to successfully raising the bar with solutions that make sense. The book is masterfully developed with an extensive reach across many grade levels in terms of defining what it means to provide intentional instruction and teaching text complexity. The five access points are discussed pragmatically with evidence of a solid research base ...
Java 8 in Action: Lambdas, Streams, and functional-style programming
Summary Java 8 in Action is a clearly written guide to the new features of Java 8. The book covers lambdas, streams, and functional-style programming. With Java 8's functional features you can now write more concise code in less time, and also automatically benefit from multicore architectures. It's time to dig in! Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Book ...
Stick with It: Mastering the Art of Adherence
This groundbreaking book includes Winning Insights from...JPMorgan * The Container Store * Fossil * KidKraft * National Motor Club * Sears * Southwest Airlines * The Hartford * UCLA Health Center * and more! There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all strategy, especially in today's highly complex and competitive world of business. But there is such a thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to business success . . . it's called the Art of ...
Return on Sustainability: How Business Can Increase Profitability and Address Climate Change in an Uncertain ...
This book highlights the risk of inaction for businesses when it comes to climate change, but also contains best practices to allow them to capitalize on the numerous business opportunities that climate change presents, including increased profitability, enhanced brand value, and improved shareholder relations. The first section contains practical actions and real-world case studies of companies, such as Yakima, Sun Microsystems, and Lockheed ...
The Outstanding Organization: Generate Business Results by Eliminating Chaos and Building the Foundation for ...
Winner of The Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award! After two decades in the trenches of helping companies design and build better, more efficient operations, Karen Martin has pinpointed why performance improvement programs usually fail: Chaos, the sneaky but powerful force that frustrates customers, keeps business leaders awake at night, and saps company morale. In The Outstanding Organization , Karen offers a toolbox for ...
The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement: Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to Achieve Superior ...
James K. Franz
Building upon the international bestselling Toyota Way series of books by Jeffrey Liker, The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement looks critically at lean deployments and identifies the root causes of why most of them fail. The book is organized into three major sections outlining: Why it is critical to go beyond implementing lean tools and, instead, build a culture of continuous improvement that connects operational excellence to business ...
The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence through Leadership Development
Gary L. Convis
The missing link to long-term Lean success! Despite the fact that companies worldwide have adopted Lean production, none has sustained the same levels of excellence as Toyota. Why? Leadership. In The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership, Jeffrey Liker and Gary L. Convis, a former executive V.P. and managing officer of Toyota, help executives and senior managers get employees to refocus their efforts--from simply performing their singular function to ...
Smart Play Smart Toys: How to Raise a Child with a High PQ
Institute for Childhood Resources
We've all heard of IQ but do you know your child's PQ or Play Quotient? A child's ability to play does more than provide for fund and diversion; it is critical for his or her emotion and intellectual growth, an teaches everything from social skills to analytical thinking. For the developing mind of a child, learning to play is paramount--but is your child getting the most out of playtime? Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., more affectionately known as ...
Making Sustainability Stick: The Blueprint for Successful Implementation
Pearson FT Press
This book provides the blueprint for implementation, breaking down barriers, and the steps required to integrate sustainability successfully into any business. It is laid out in easily digestible chapters, with action steps backed up from interviews with sustainability thought leaders, case studies, and the real life experience of the author, as well as over 40 interviews with CSR and Sustainability Directors at various companies on how to ...
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