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A practical and accessible guide to getting the best from working and managing remotely. The guide that gives you all the know-how you need to manage a team remotely and get the best out of them. More people are working from home - or remotely in other locations or time zones - than ever before. But with the many advantages remote-working brings, there are also brand-new sets of challenges - especially around effective management and getting the best out of teams that aren't in the same room. This practical guide gives you all of the skills to succeed as a flexible worker, and as a manager running projects and teams remotely - however far the distance may be. Discover how to adapt your management style and get the best out of your team by defining expectations, understanding the unique challenges of working outside the traditional office environment, and setting up new routines, structures, and processes. Pick up useful tips for adjusting to the home-working environment; staying focused, motivated, communicating and working effectively; keeping projects on track; and achieving the best results. Essential Managers: Flexible Working takes a no-nonsense, practical approach to the subject, with step-by-step instructions, tips, checklists and 'ask yourself' features telling you how to focus your energy, manage change, and make a positive impact. Whether you're new to flexible working or simply looking to sharpen your skills, this is the go-to audiobook for you.Show more
A practical guide to planning and enjoying retirement Approaching retirement age and feeling daunted by the change? Or thinking of early retirement and wondering where to start? Let this audiobook be your guide to entering the next phase of life. Covering every stage of the retirement process, this comprehensive guide to a happy retirement is full of practical advice, grounded in psychological research. Self-analysis questions help to apply the insights you'll gain to your own situation, providing a roadmap for managing change in the best way for you. Retirement: The Psychology of Reinvention answers all your questions at every stage: making plans, transitioning to retirement, and settling in for the long-haul. Learn how to reinvent yourself and ensure you have a happy retirement. Consultant Kenneth S. Shultz, PhD: Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), Professor Shultz specializes in issues relating to aging and the workplace. He teaches classes in industrial and organizational psychology - as well as aging workforce issues - at both undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, he is the Interim Director for the Center on Aging at CSUSB, which seeks to understand the concerns and enhance the wellbeing of older people. He has made more than 100 professional presentations and published approximately 50 peer-reviewed articles, 10 book chapters, and four books in his field of specialization. Professor Shultz was also recently the recipient of his university's prestigious Outstanding Professor Award. © 2021 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2021 DK AudioShow more
Hop into Easter with this sweet, seasonal picture book! A little rabbit dreams of being the Easter Bunny; hiding lots and lots of Easter eggs all over the meadow, having tea parties, making Easter bonnets and leading the way in the Easter Parade. It's certainly a busy job, but full of chocolate fun!Show more
In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita was published in the United States to immediate controversy and bestsellerdom. More than sixty years later, this phenomenal novel generates as much buzz as it did when originally published. Central to countless issues at the forefront of our national discourse- art and politics, race and whiteness, gender and power, sexual trauma-Lolita lives on, in an afterlife as blinding as a supernova. With original contributions from a stellar cast of prominent twenty-first century writers and edited by the daughter of Lolita's original publisher in America, Lolita in the Afterlife is a vibrant collection of sharp and essential modern pieces on this perennially provocative book. WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY Robin Givhan • Aleksandar Hemon • Jim Shepard • Emily Mortimer • Laura Lippman • Erika L. Sánchez • Sarah Weinman • Andre Dubus III • Mary Gaitskill • Zainab Salbi • Christina Baker Kline • Ian Frazier • Cheryl Strayed • Sloane Crosley • Victor LaValle • Jill Kargman • Lila Azam Zanganeh • Roxane Gay • Claire Dederer • Jessica Shattuck • Stacy Schiff • Susan Choi • Kate Elizabeth Russell • Tom Bissell • Kira Von Eichel • Bindu Bansinath • Dani Shapiro • Alexander Chee • Lauren Groff • Morgan Jerkins Audiobook Table of Contents: Witness for the Defense: My Father and Lolita - by Emily Mortimer, read by the author Véra and Lo - by Stacy Schiff, read by Marisol Ramirez On the Road with Humbert and Lolita - by Ian Frazier, read by Paul Bellantoni Ugly Beautiful - by Roxane Gay, read by the author Badge of Honor - by Susan Choi, read by Rebecca Lowman Watching the Detective - by Laura Lippman, read by the author Lolita Diary - by Alexander Chee, read by Vikas Adam Delectatio Morosa - by Lauren Groff, read by Rebecca Lowman Lolita, #MeToo, and Myself - by Morgan Jerkins, read by Marisol Ramirez Lolita, Chamonix, France, 2018 - by Andre Dubus III, read by the author The Showgirl Who Discovered Lolita - by Sarah Weinman, read by the author Fashion's Lolita; Fragile, Subversive, and a Paean to White Femininity - by Robin Givhan, read by Marisol Ramirez Lolita and the Empathetic Imagination - by Jim Shepard, read by the author How Lolita Freed Me from My Own Humbert - by Bindu Bansinath, read by the author Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury - by Christina Baker Kline, read by Rebecca Lowman Charmed - by Victor LaValle, read by Vikas Adam They Stay the Same Age - by Sloane Crosley, read by the author Dear Sugar - by Cheryl Strayed, read by the author What We Talk About When We Talk About Lolita - by Lila Azam Zanganeh, read by Marisol Ramirez Nabokov's Rocking Chair: Lolita at the Movies - by Tom Bissell, read by the author Lo and Behold - by Jill Kargman, read by the author Acquiring Lolita's Language - by Aleksandar Hemon, read by Paul Bellantoni Charlotte's Complaint - by Jessica Shattuck, read by the author Lolita in the Time of Trigger Warnings - by Erika L. Sánchez, read by Marisol Ramirez Maison Nymphette - by Kate Elizabeth Russell, read by the author A Living Story of Lolita in Iraq - by Zainab Salbi, read by the author The Lollipop Room - by Kira von Eichel, read by Rebecca Lowman The Anti-Monster - by Claire Dederer, read by Marisol Ramirez Lolita in Lockdown - by Dani Shapiro, read by the author I Cannot Get Out Said the Starling - by Mary Gaitskill, read by Rebecca LowmanShow more
From We Need Diverse Books, the organization behind Flying Lessons & Other Stories, comes a young adult fantasy short story collection featuring some of the best own-voices children's authors, including New York Times bestselling authors Libba Bray (The Diviners), V. E. Schwab (A Darker Shade of Magic), Natalie C. Parker (Seafire), and many more. Edited by Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles). In the fourth collaboration with We Need Diverse Books, fifteen award-winning and celebrated diverse authors deliver stories about a princess without need of a prince, a monster long misunderstood, memories that vanish with a spell, and voices that refuse to stay silent in the face of injustice. This powerful and inclusive collection contains a universe of wishes for a braver and more beautiful world. AUTHORS INCLUDE: Samira Ahmed, Jenni Balch, Libba Bray, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova, Tessa Gratton, Kwame Mbalia, Anna-Marie McLemore, Tochi Onyebuchi, Mark Oshiro, Natalie C. Parker, Rebecca Roanhorse, V. E. Schwab, Tara Sim, Nic StoneShow more
Scientists, clinicians, and mindfulness teachers discuss training the mind to bring more health and resiliency to our lives. Here, Daniel J. Siegel and Marion F. Solomon have gathered leading writers to discuss such topics as: attention, resilience, and mindfulness; neuroplasticity-how the brain changes its function and structure in response to experience; 'loving awareness' as the foundation for mindful living; how mindfulness training can help build empathy and compassion in clinicians; self-compassion; addictions; using breath practice to cultivate well-being; tools for clients who feel disconnected; 'therapeutic presence'-how we show up for our clients, how we embody being aware and receptive. The latest entry in the acclaimed Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, this book brings fresh voices to the all-important topics of meditation, mental training, and consciousness. Mind, Consciousness, and Well-Being offers a unique window into the science and art of taking our understanding of the mind and consciousness and applying it to cultivating well-being in our personal lives and our professional work.Show more
Holmes and Watson Return in These New Detective Fiction Stories New adventures of the iconic sleuth. An icon of detective fiction, readers, investigators, and artists have come across Sherlock Holmes and his mythical stories of crime and adventure for generations. Now comes an outstanding anthology of never before seen short fiction stories featuring the much-loved powers of deduction and unerring quest for the truth-however improbable it might first appear. A cornucopia of Sherlock Holmes characters, dark deeds, and derring do. Collected by one of the genre's eminent editors, this volume features the mythical detective alongside favorite Sherlock Holmes characters, John Watson and Doctor Moriarty. With further examples of Holmes and Watson, fast-paced puzzles, and investigations accompanied by fascinating investigators, The Book of Extraordinary New Sherlock Holmes Stories brings together some of the most renowned American and British crime and thriller authors of today.Show more
'There's nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns,' proclaimed Octavia E. Butler. New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color showcases emerging and seasoned writers of many races telling stories filled with shocking delights, powerful visions of the familiar made strange. Within this book burn tales of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and their indefinable overlappings. These are authors aware of our many possible pasts and futures, authors freed of stereotypes and cliches, ready to dazzle you with their daring genius. Includes stories by Kathleen Alcala, Minsoo Kang, Anil Menon, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Alex Jennings, Alberto Yanez, Steven Barnes, Jaymee Goh, Karin Lowachee, E. Lily Yu, Andrea Hairston, Tobias Buckell, Hiromi Goto, Rebecca Roanhorse, Indrapramit Das, Chinelo Onwualu, and Darcie Little Badger.Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. Pre-order This Is Me and discover the true story of the real Sophie Hinchliffe for the very first time in her extraordinarily candid memoir From the No. 1 Sunday Times Bestselling Author of Hinch Yourself Happy Well guys, here we are! What an absolute whirlwind of a journey this has been so far. So much has happened in the last couple of life-changing years and I'm so excited to share it with you all: my Hinchers. You have been right by my side for every step of the way and I honestly couldn't have done it without the amazing love and support from this incredible family we've built together. It's often felt like a fairy tale but it hasn't always been easy, and I'm going to let you in on the highs and the lows as well as my biggest fears and my darkest challenges. Because this book right here, is me. This is me: Soph - the wife, the mother and the person behind Mrs Hinch. So let's do this! Put your Hinch Lists to one side, get comfy and join me on the sofa with a cuppa. Welcome to my world. This is my story. © Sophie Hinchliffe 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020 'The sensation' Sun 'We're mad about Mrs Hinch' Vogue 'My new cleaning goddess' Daily Telegraph 'Doing for household chores what Marie Kondo did for tidying' Daily Mirror 'Mrs Hinch offers a reassuring structure for the day, a vision of domestic order' GuardianShow more
Haunting accounts of real-life exorcisms through the centuries and around the world, from ancient Egypt and the biblical Middle East to colonial America and twentieth-century South Africa A Penguin Classic Levitation. Feats of superhuman strength. Speaking in tongues. A hateful, glowing stare. The signs of spirit possession have been documented for thousands of years and across religions and cultures, even into our time: In 2019 the Vatican convened 250 priests from 50 countries for a weeklong seminar on exorcism. The Penguin Book of Exorcisms brings together the most astonishing accounts: Saint Anthony set upon by demons in the form of a lion, a bull, and a panther, who are no match for his devotion and prayer; the Prophet Muhammad casting an enemy of God out of a young boy; fox spirits in medieval China and Japan; a headless bear assaulting a woman in sixteenth-century England; the possession in the French town of Loudun of an entire convent of Ursuline nuns; a Zulu woman who floated to a height of five feet almost daily; a previously unpublished account of an exorcism in Earling, Iowa, in 1928--an important inspiration for the movie The Exorcist; poltergeist activity at a home in Maryland in 1949--the basis for William Peter Blatty's novel The Exorcist; a Filipina girl 'bitten by devils'; and a rare example of a priest's letter requesting permission of a bishop to perform an exorcism--after witnessing a boy walk backward up a wall. Fifty-seven percent of Americans profess to believe in demonic possession; after reading this book, you may too.Show more
A short, accessible collection of key historic writings about presidential impeachment, as part of a new Penguin Classics series on liberty and constitutional rights. A Penguin Classic Penguin Liberty is a newly curated series of historical, political and legal classic texts from Penguin Classics. One of the first volumes, On Impeachment, provides key historic writings to understand what impeachment is and learn about three presidents who have been subject to the process: Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. The volume includes essential texts from each of the two presidential impeachments that were voted by the House, and the Nixon case, which was voted on by the House judiciary committee and which forced Nixon's resignation. Readers will have a scope of perspectives from the Constitution, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Frederick Douglass, Barbara Jordan, Gerald Ford, Dianne Feinstein, and more. Each volume will feature a series introduction and volume introduction by series editor Corey Brettschneider.Show more
The trailblazing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her own words. Her most essential writings on gender equality and women's rights, reproductive health care, and voting and civil rights, now available in a short, accessible volume as part of the new Penguin Liberty series. A Penguin Classic Penguin Liberty is a newly curated series of classic historical, political and legal classic texts relevant to constitutional rights. This collection includes key concurrences, dissents, and selected writings by Justice Ginsburg that address gender equality and women's rights, reproductive health care, and voting and civil rights. The volume includes Justice Ginsburg's landmark Supreme Court opinions for cases including Bush v. Gore (2000), Lily Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (2007), Shelby County v. Holder (2013), Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2014), and more. Each Penguin Liberty volume will feature a series introduction and volume introduction by series editor Corey Brettschneider.Show more
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