The Gift of Fear

Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence

Author: Gavin De Becker

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 420

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Explains how to use the power of intuition to identify and avoid danger, and shares advice on restraining orders and self-defense tactics
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Beauty Bites Beast

Awakening the Warrior Within Women and Girls

Author: Ellen Snortland,Gavin De Becker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971144705

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Women are capable of defending themselves and their loved ones--if they learn how. It is not the female's size, it is her culturally induced ignorance that makes her think she is helpless. This book is a clarion call to "sleeping beauties" to wake up and take charge of their own self-defense--both verbal and physical--and celebrates women (and kids) who fought back. Funny and provocative, this is an irreverent but deadly serious look at how family, religion, history, news and entertainment keep women thinking they are defenseless.--From publisher description.
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The Obstacle is the Way

The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage

Author: Ryan Holiday

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782830057

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

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We give up too easily. With a simple change of attitude, what seem like insurmountable obstacles become once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Ryan Holiday, who dropped out of college at nineteen to serve as an apprentice to bestselling 'modern Machiavelli' Robert Greene and is now a media consultant for billion-dollar brands, draws on the philosophy of the Stoics to guide you in every situation, showing that what blocks our path actually opens one that is new and better. If the competition threatens you, it's time to be fearless, to display your courage. An impossible deadline becomes a chance to show how dedicated you are. And as Ryan discovered as Director of Marketing for American Apparel, if your brand is generating controversy - it's also potentially generating publicity. The Stoic philosophy - that what is in the way, is the way - can be applied to any problem: it's a formula invented more than 2,000 years ago, whose effectiveness has been proven in battles and board rooms ever since. From Barack Obama's ability to overcome obstacles in his election races, to the design of the iPhone, the stoic philosophy has helped its users become world-beaters.
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Snap

Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma

Author: Patti Wood

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577319400

Category: Self-Help

Page: 280

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From business meetings to social events to first dates to job interviews, we all encounter new people every day. Our ability to read body cues and convey the right first impression drives the success and quality of our personal and professional lives. Body language expert Patti Wood, a sought-after consultant and speaker to Fortune 500 companies, helps businesses and individuals stand out, create profitable relationships, and thrive in competitive circumstances. Now she brings that knowledge to our daily lives, offering practical and proven guidance on accurately interpreting body cues and creating impressions both in person and digitally. In Snap, you’ll learn how to: * Use your voice and body language to convey confidence and charisma, authenticity and authority * Immediately discern people’s hidden agendas * Make the best impressions via email, phone, video conferencing, and social networks * Convey and interpret signals of likability, power, credibility, and attractiveness * Use nonverbal tools to spot true integrity or recognize charming frauds * Attract the best matches in business and romantic partners * Recognize how you really look to others
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People Skills at Work

Author: Evan Berman,Dira Berman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420093851

Category: Political Science

Page: 438

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Wouldn’t you like to achieve better work results, advance your career, navigate the workplace effortlessly, and more easily balance work success with personal well-being? Who doesn’t want the secret recipe for that? While there may not be a single, one size fits all answer, developing a people skills toolkit can put you on the right path. An exploration of the ways in which people skills can be acquired and developed, People Skills at Work discusses new career development tools, the role of professional commitment statements, psychological contracts, and how to work with difficult people. Manage interpersonal relationships in the workplace Improve communications with coworkers and constituencies Work with people of different ages, gender, and backgrounds Handle conflicts with co-workers and clients Shaped by the authors’ experience, the book reflects their professional and personal integration of many different sources of knowledge and experience. The book uses a practical approach to address critical social skills, career advancement and professionalism, and how the different career stages affect key relationships. Each chapter elucidates the development of a specific skill and includes examples, sets benchmarks, and examines the particular skill’s relationship to the other skills presented in the book. Good people skills are no longer on the "nice to have" list; in most work settings they are simply a must. Very few people can escape the reality that their success usually requires having good people skills, too. This book gives you the tools to improve interpersonal relationships, communications, job performance, and interaction with people of different ages, genders, and backgrounds.
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Born to Receive

Seven Powerful Steps Women Can Take Today to Reclaim Their Half of the Universe

Author: Amanda Owen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101614285

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Discover the seven secrets women can use to get ahead in the world! This book from consultant-coach Amanda Owen (author of The Power of Receiving) presents self-improvement strategies for women and a radically different approach to helping them achieve their goals, reduce stress, and create better health and happiness by using the power that already exists within them. Born to Receive offers women seven effective, practical steps that they can integrate easily into their daily lives and includes inspiring examples of women who have changed their lives for the better by tapping into their receptive power. With exercises, special tips, and resources throughout, this book provides life-changing advice with a simple message: it’s okay to receive!
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Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787678920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 452

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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors(r) New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors(r) entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually
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The Psychology of Courage

An Adlerian Handbook for Healthy Social Living

Author: Julia Yang,Alan Milliren,Mark Blagen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135890420

Category: Psychology

Page: 294

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Courage refers to the willingness for risk taking and to move ahead in the presence of difficulties. The purpose of this book is to present courage as the main foundation of understanding and training for mental health in the three life task areas described by Adler: Work, Love, and Friendship. It explores the meaning of each life task and problems of fear, compensation, or evasion, as well as Adlerian insight on socially useful attitudes of approaching the task under discussion. Socratic dialog boxes are included throughout each chapter to encourage the interactivity between the text and readers’ thought processes. Also included is a set of twenty-two helping tools that were creatively designed for self-exercise or to be used to help others uncover or acquire courage. For those in the helping professions, this text will be a unique and valuable handbook for not only working with and helping their clients, but also for their own personal development.
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Sex in College: The Things They Don't Write Home About

Author: Richard McAnulty

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313383847

Category: Psychology

Page: 369

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Experts address key issues—from attitudes and behaviors to harassment and homophobia—related to sexuality among college students. • Contributions from a cross-disciplinary list of distinguished scholars and practitioners • An overview of the research methods used to study sexuality among college students and their limitations
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Contemporary Authors

A Bio-bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television and Other Fields

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787626679

Category: Authors

Page: 450

View: 4639

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