Grasping the Nettle

Analyzing Cases of Intractable Conflict
Author: Chester A. Crocker,Fen Osler Hampson,Pamela R. Aall
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 9781929223602
Category: Political Science
Page: 410
View: 8373
Analyzes the defining characteristics and underlying dynamics of intractable conflicts.

Grasp a Nettle

Author: Betty Neels
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459239512
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 1655
IT SEEMED A MOST UNLIKELY MATCH When Jenny gave up her nursing job to look after her aunt, she saw it as no sacrifice. The only difficulty was her aunt's doctor, the imposing Eduard van Draak te Solendik. Eduard managed to be both attractive and infuriating at the same time. Unfortunately for Jenny, the attraction won and soon she was falling in love with him. Much good it would do her, though, since Eduard was engaged to be married. But luckily for them both, he seemed to have some alternate wedding plans.

Grasping the Nettle

Author: Anthony Dance
Publisher: ShieldCrest
ISBN: 1910176117
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 199
View: 9971
A step by step guide to tackling Poor Performance, Unacceptable Behaviour and Poor Attendance in the Workplace. Any manager can manage good people, you only have to point them in the right direction and leave them to get on with job. Any manager can manage a gross misconduct situation because there are nearly always clear facts to work on and a clear process to follow. Poor performance however is not so easy because there are often unclear facts to work on and there is no recognised process to follow; until now! Use the performance management tools outlined in this book and follow the GRASPING the Nettle steps and you will be able to address poor performance issues fairly and professionally. GRASPING the poor performance nettle. Did you know that it is possible to grasp a stinging nettle without getting stung? All you need to do is grab hold of it boldly, quickly and by using the right technique. Tackling poor performance or poor behaviour should be approached in the same way. Confront a performance or behaviour issue quickly, confidently, and in the right manner, and it is possible to do this (the most difficult and challenging of all management tasks) without too much pain. Read and digest the critical information outlined in this manager development book and follow the Grasping the Nettle steps and you will find that tackling poor performance is not as difficult as you may think. This is a must read for all people managers because by using the unique procedures, tips and techniques outlined in this book, you will be able to address performance issues effectively, professionally, fairly and reasonably. Reading this book before tackling a performance issue will certainly minimise the risk of complaints, grievances and spurious tribunal claims.

Grasp the Nettle

Making Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Work
Author: Peter Proctor
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
ISBN: 1775530426
Category: Gardening
Page: 196
View: 9496
The expert guide to biodynamic farming and gardening. In this revised and updated edition of Grasp the Nettle Peter Proctor tells the reader how to apply biodynamic methods of farming and gardening to a wide range of conditions in New Zealand and in other countries. The book provides practical observations and techniques, and relates these to the spiritual scientific knowlege upon which that biodynamic practice is based. Peter gives tips on how to recognise healthy soil and pasture, and on how to make your own biodynamic preparations. He also gives examples of farms that are successfully using biodynamic methods. This book aims to assist biodynamic farmers and gardeners to observe the processes of life and growth, and to understand how these processes are governed by cosmic forces, so they can use this knowlege in applying their practical skills. Peter Proctor, past national field advisor for the NZ Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association, now teaches and advises farmers on biodynamic methods around the world.

Grasp That Nettle

5 Steps to Sustainable Confidence; Simple Practical Steps to Lasting Confidence Your Own Way
Author: Chris Brown,Emeritus Professor of International Relations Chris Brown
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781978201347
Page: 86
View: 5755
Provides 5 simple practical steps to lasting confidence your OWN way. Will help you to understand who you really are (and therefore who you are not) and to value yourself, become decisive on what you really want (and therefore what you don't want), have proven techniques to get into the achievement habit, be able to deal easily and elegantly with other people earning their respect and admiration, whilst assembling your 'bag of tricks' to enable you to summon 'super-confidence' in specific situations (e.g. a sporting or athletic performance, job interview, business pitch, or asking for a date). Tread carefully though, there will be no turning back!

Grasping the nettle of peace

a senior Palestinian figure speaks out
Author: Khaled Al-Hassan
Publisher: Al Saqi
ISBN: 9780863561696
Category: History
Page: 166
View: 7220
Khaled al-Hassan is a veteran figure within the Palestinian movement. With Yasser Arafat, he co-founded Fateh­the main within the PLO­over thirty years ago. Today, as chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Palestine National Council (the PLO parliament-in-exile), he is an outspoken moderate who is not afraid of courageous initiatives. In Grasping the Nettle of Peace he spells out a bold plan for Middle East peace, advocating a radical new strategy based on a Swiss-style confederation of Israel, Palestine and Jordan. Al-Hassan's views are not official PLO policy: they are an appeal for greater vision from the Palestinian leadership carrying the weight of a man whose commitment to peace is long-standing. Following the start of the Arab-Israeli dialogue, this blueprint for the future could not be more timely. An invaluable section of the book includes important documents and UN resolutions relating to the question of Palestine.

The Politics of Evolution

Morphology, Medicine, and Reform in Radical London
Author: Adrian Desmond
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226143743
Category: History
Page: 503
View: 1407
Looking for the first time at the cut-price anatomy schools rather than genteel Oxbridge, Desmond winkles out pre-Darwinian evolutionary ideas in reform-minded and politically charged early nineteenth-century London. In the process, he reveals the underside of London intellectual and social life in the generation before Darwin as it has never been seen before. "The Politics of Evolution is intellectual dynamite, and certainly one of the most important books in the history of science published during the past decade."—Jim Secord, Times Literary Supplement "One of those rare books that not only stakes out new territory but demands a radical overhaul of conventional wisdom."—John Hedley Brooke, Times Higher Education Supplement

Grasp Your Nettle

A Novel:
Author: E. Lynn Linton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783337043957
Page: 340
View: 8023
Grasp Your Nettle - A Novel: Vol. I. is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1865. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition)

Author: Peter E. Meltzer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393338975
Category: Reference
Page: 720
View: 3266
With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

Buddhist Christianity

A Passionate Openness
Author: Ross Thompson
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846943361
Category: Religion
Page: 306
View: 783
It is possible to be a Christian Buddhist in the context of a universal belief that sits fairly lightly on both traditions. Ross Thompson takes especially seriously the aspects of each faith that seem incompatible with the other, no God and no soul in Buddhism, for example, and the need for grace and the historical atonement on the cross in Christianity. Buddhist Christianity can be no bland blend of the tamer aspects of both faiths, but must result from a wrestling of the seeming incompatibles, allowing each faith to shake the other to its very foundations. The author traces his personal journey through which his need for both faiths became painfully apparent. He explores the Buddha and Jesus through their teachings and the varied communities that flow from them, investigating their different understandings of suffering and wrong, self and liberation, meditation and prayer, cosmology and God or not? He concludes with a bold commitment to both faiths.

The Pacification of Earth

A U.S. Marine Conquers and Reforms the World
Author: Dean Warren
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462817245
Category: Fiction
Page: 736
View: 8508
The Pacification of Earth is presented in three sections. Part I, American Revolt: By 2090 almost half of the now immense American population is on welfare. Brilliant, talking computers have stolen most service and middle management jobs, while exploding populations in the southern hemisphere monopolize dumb factory work. And aquifers dry, world wide, causing food shortages. Ben Bjorn, a blond, young Welfie of the merged San Diego and Los Angeles ghetto, escapes a life of squalor by entering the Marine Corps. Well educated by his uncle, he vows to somehow fix the worlds present ugliness. The U.S. invades Mexico with the object of building a death strip along the border that will keep back desperate migrants. Bjorn excels in the resulting combat that involves underwater fleets, personal armor, flechette weapons, and invisible vehicles. We see him grow from a nave, lusty youth to a self-disciplined warrior. The administration cuts Welfie rations while exporting wheat. In the disorder that follows, Bjorn helps his people, is given command of a self-defense Welfie battalion. Fights escalate to a civil war in which Bjorn is the military fist of a Welfie triumvirate. As Part I ends, the Welfies win, rations are equalized, and fertility depressant is dumped into all water supplies. Part II, The Crescent Strikes: As 2100 dawns, Chinese agents kidnap Bjorn and require, as ransom, the shipment of American wheat to their starving people. After our hero escapes by cleverly killing his captors, Europe pleads for military help against the Turkish-led Moslems who threaten invasion from across the Bosphorus. As if those two threats werent enough, American Achievers, the educated and employed class, seek their old power and perquisites. Rebellion simmers below the feet of the Welfie government. After Bjorn survives a Turkish assassination attempt, he flies one hundred and fifty thousand high technology troops to Romania and assumes command of European forces. Estranged from his wife, he also acquires a gorgeous German mistress. In early spring, the Moslems cross the Bosphorus into Europe and throw back part of Bjorns army. He builds defenses behind the Danube Canal. While retreating to that line, Bjorn wins the loyalty of European Achiever officers and raw Balkan units. Moslem armies strike Bjorns line. Defenders respond with fuel-air explosives, smart missiles, flechette rifles, stealth tanks, and microwave weapons that shut down electrical systems. Bjorns mistress, a tool of Achiever conspirators, tries to murder him. He encircles and defeats the Moslems. Bjorn then crushes an Achiever-led rebellion in Western Europe and establishes personal control. News that Chinese armies threaten Siberia convinces Bjorn that the survival of civilization requires he continue his conquests. A world empire is the only cure for humanitys ills. Part III, Imperial Power: In early spring of 2102, Bjorn is thirty years old. He boards his ramjet transport for Irkutsk, in Siberia, while the Chinese gather overwhelming forces nearby in Mongolia. Near his destination, anti-aircraft missiles hunt his aircraft but a brilliant pilot--an Anne Scowcraft--pancakes the aircraft on a swamp in the Siberian taiga. His small party ambushes the killers sent by the Achiever commander of the Russian defenses and finally reaches safety with the German Corps Bjorn has sent as reinforcements to the Slavs. Bjorn manages a Russian command change and a retreat. A romance with Anne grows while Bjorn prepares a defense on the Ob River and establishes a blocking force on the Old Silk Road into Kazakastan. These are the two major land invasion routes to and from China. He sets in motion the conquest of Turkey and Iran, and appoints his ex-wife chief of a world-wide fertility depressant campaign. He announces a World Federation and asks Latin America and Asia to

Miracle Visitors

Author: Ian Watson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575114584
Category: Fiction
Page: 239
View: 1160
John Deacon uses hypnosis to research altered states of consciousness. One of his subjects, Michael Peacocke, is unusually susceptible and in their first session together he recalls a Close Encounter which took place some years before. Deacon is sceptical of UFOs and dismisses Peacocke's story as an adolescent sexual fantasy. But then inexplicable things happen - the tape of the session is mysteriously erased, Deacon's dog is killed, he and Michael see a pterodactyl, Michael's girlfriend is menaced by Men in Black - and Deacon is forced to reconsider. Could UFOs be symbols projected from the collective unconscious? Are they messages from the biomatrix? Does the mind have the ability to project tulpas, objects and people which are physically real yet somehow illusory?

TQM in Action

A practical approach to continuous performance improvement
Author: R.J. Pike,R.J. Barnes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780412715303
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 384
View: 6870
The aim of this book is to help practising managers to develop and implement a strategy for the introduction of total quality management within their own organisations. TQM in Action, Second Edition provides a practical step-by-step guide to stages, key considerations and potential pitfalls of implementation. This book provides a template for implementation which will help managers to get started and keep the process going.

Loyalty in Our Time

Does Loyalty Matter Anymore?
Author: Clarrie Burke
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609767535
Category: Social Science
Page: 164
View: 4678
While on a cruise, the subject of loyalty was raised at the dinner table. A retired school teacher lamented, "Loyalty! I sometimes wonder what that means in this day and age." This set in motion a lively discussion that drew attention to loyalty as a poignant social issue in our changing society. Loyalty in Our Time: Does Loyalty Matter Anymore? raises some disturbing issues.From the latter part of the 20th century, society has become transfixed and divided by the growing controversy surrounding loyalty, which continues to tug at the very fabric of our society. The controversy continues in all forms of the media and on the Internet. News items have highlighted the perceived breakdown in loyalty across the board, within organisations, institutions, associations, political parties, government, partnerships, sporting clubs and teams."Loyalty is dead!" has become a common mournful cry. The quest to gain some measure of validation for this fatalistic statement comes through a basic understanding of the concept of loyalty, as well as in real-life situations.Try raising this topic at your next dinner party or social gathering! About the Author: Clarrie Burke was born in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. At the onset of World War II, his family was evacuated to Brisbane, Australia. Following his schooling in Australia, he trained as a primary teacher, and for most of his career he worked in teacher education. Upon retirement, he was an executive member of Amnesty International (Queensland) and joint coordinator of the Queensland Schools Amnesty Network. He has written articles, and conducted workshops and projects on human rights, personal ethics, and social responsibility for youth.Publisher's website: http: //

Sonnets to Orpheus

With Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke,Stephen Cohn
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415940788
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 214
View: 1296
Presents Rilke's 1922 Sonnets to Orpheus, written in a burst of inspiration, and expressing a vision of a state of being in which all the ordinary human dichotomies are reconciled in an infinite wholeness. Also included is his Letters to a young poet, an influential series of letters written to a young officer cadet on the subject of poetics.

Grasp Your Nettle

A Novel
Author: Elizabeth Lynn Linton
Publisher: N.A
Page: 404
View: 7420