The Debrett's New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners cuts through the confusion to combine the very best of traditional standards of conduct with acceptable modern innovations. Packed with no-nonsense step-by-step advice, it covers everything from basic table manners to how to equip yourself at the grandest royal and diplomatic gatherings. Written with clarity and wit, this book celebrates the charm, beauty, and fascination of classic good manners, and their enduring role in a civilized society.
Where would you go?
What dreams would you aspire to achieve?
Imagine the possibilities of living without fear.
In his new book, War On Fear, author, speaker and presidential impersonator, John Morgan, shares his personal struggles with fear to give you practical advice and guidance for victory over your fears.
After reading War On Fear, you will be empowered to become a more confident, positive person.
By John Morgan
Key Themes: psychodrama
GiddyBlue is set during the 1990s against the backdrop of the Northern Ireland troubles and the 1993 Football World cup. As these international events are played out, they take on a grim, personal, spiritual significance for nineteen year old Paul.
In a suddenly dangerous present, he begins a journey to find meaning, before the World Cup final, the time he believes is the day he has been ordered to commit suicide occurs.
This journey will take him to the darkest corners of his self and the deepest suffering underclass of Glasgow. Without the word "depression" in his vocabulary, only with the knowledge that he is heart sick, love-struck bewildered and alone he embarks. This is a world where he cannot trust his own senses.
It is a psychotic Catcher in the Rye; a Prozac Nation at the very extremes; a darker version of Sylvia Plath's Bell Jar. At times tragic-comic and other times, raw, this is a brutally honest, revelatory portrayal. This is also a love story. This is GiddyBlue.
About the Author
John Morgan, aka Paul Gorman, uses his real name because he feels that he no longer needs pseudonyms or has to hide his "secret shame: " The shame of Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Emotional Disturbance, Depression and Anxiety.
He was born in 1973, in Bangor, Northern Ireland. In 1990, when he was sixteen years old he was a prizewinning student, by 1992, at the age of eighteen he had dropped out of Law school.
In 1998 he began writing and perfecting his autobiography, GiddyBlue to try to understand a universe where only Consultant Psychiatrists were authorised to give their opinion on.
To this end, he graduated in English from Strathclyde University, undertook novel writing classes, creative writing classes in Queen's University and the Open University. He then forced the mental health establishment to give him access to his medical notes. The final product of this is the psychodrama, GiddyBlue, his debut novella.
He has worked full time as a civil servant in Department of Agriculture for the last ten years and is a volunteer with Praxis, the mental health organisation. Currently, he lives independently in Newtownards, outside Belfast.
We are surrounded by images and warnings of impending environmental disaster. Climate change, famine, population growth and urban crisis coupled with more recent financial chaos all threaten our sense of what it will be like to live in the future.
This thought-provoking text looks at how Geography teachers can develop approaches to curriculum and learning which help students understand the nature of the contemporary world. It sets out a model for teaching and learning that allows teachers to examine existing approaches to teaching and draw upon the insights of geography as a discipline to deepen students’ understanding of urban futures, climate change, ‘geographies of food’ and the ‘geographies of the credit crunch’.
examples of suggested teaching activities
questions and activities for further study
detailed case studies
sources of further reading and information
The true worth of a school subject is revealed in how far it can account for and respond to the major issues of the time. The issue of the environment cuts across subject boundaries and requires an interdisciplinary response. Geography teachers are part of that response and they have a crucial role in helping students to respond to environmental issues and representations.
Is there meaning to my life? Why am I here? Is there life after death? These are questions that have been asked for thousands of years. Thanks to modern-day revelation through a prophet of God, these answers are now made known. In this eBook John Morgan addresses these questions and provides answers for the earnest seeker of truth.
Are you looking to make your organisation more effective and productive? If you answered "yes," you need to change the way it thinks. Combining the leading improvement methods of Six Sigma and Lean, this winning technique drives performance to the next level—and this friendly and accessible guide shows you how. The third edition of Lean Six Sigma For Dummies outlines the key concepts of this strategy and explains how you can use it to get the very best out of your team and your business.
The jargon-crowded language and theory of Lean Six Sigma can be intimidating for both beginners and experienced users. Written in plain English and packed with lots of helpful examples, this easy-to-follow guide arms you with tools and techniques for implementing Lean Six Sigma and offers guidance on everything from policy deployment to managing change in your organisation—and everything in between. Gives you plain-English explanations of complicated jargon Serves as a useful tool for businesspeople looking to make their organisation more effective Helps you achieve goals with ease and confidence Provides useful hands-on checklists
Whether you want to manage a project more tightly or fine-tune existing systems and processes, the third edition of Lean Six Sigma For Dummies makes it easier to achieve your business goals.
You’ll be taken deep into the woods of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and to the breathtaking bluffs of Devil’s Lake State Park. Each trail is different, but all have been chosen for the great experiences they offer—whether in summer or in winter. In June, take in the beautiful sights and scents of the wildflowers in Nashotah Park. Then come back during December to snowshoe and cross-country ski across the trails that are open in the winter. With 50 Hikes in Wisconsin in tow, you’re sure to have the journey of a lifetime.
New to the Second Edition:
*Fully-revised appendices including an expanded discussion of the Hirsch lemma
*Presentation of a natural proof of a Serre spectral sequence result
*Updated content throughout the book, reflecting advances in the area of homotopy theory
With its modern approach and timely revisions, this second edition of Rational Homotopy Theory and Differential Forms will be a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers in algebraic topology, differential forms, and homotopy theory.
Governing the Environment in the Early Modern World explores the relationship between cultural perceptions of the environment and practical attempts at environmental regulation and change between 1500 and 1800. Taking a cultural and intellectual approach to early modern environmental governance, this edited collection combines an interpretative perspective with new insights into a period largely unfamiliar to environmental historians. Using a rich and multifaceted narrative, this book offers an understanding as to how efforts to enhance productive aspects of the environment were both led by and contributed to new conceptualisations of the role of ‘nature’ in human society.
This book offers a cultural and intellectual approach to early modern environmental history and will be of special interest to environmental, cultural and intellectual historians, as well as anyone with an interest in the culture and politics of environmental governance.
Lean Six Sigma is a powerful method for improving both the efficiency and quality of projects and operations. In this new book, the team that bought you Lean Six Sigma For Dummies shows you how to take Lean Six Sigma to the next level and manage continual change in your organization. You'll learn to design a roadmap for transformation that's tailored to your business objectives; develop and implement processes that eliminate waste and variation across the company; synchronize your supply chain; and successfully deploy Lean Six Sigma over time.
Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation For Dummies shows you how to:Define your transformation objectives and create a bespoke 'Transformation Charter' for your organization. Assess your company's readiness for transformation. Establish a 'Transformation Governance System' to help you manage the transformation programme effectively. Bring your people with you! Plan and achieve the cultural change needed to make the transformation process successful. Join up the dots between planning and effective execution with Strategy Deployment. Deploy a 'Continuous Improvement' toolkit to achieve everyday operational excellence. Sustain the transformation programme and widen the scope across the organization (including deploying to the supply chain). Adopt a 'Capability Maturity Approach' to drive business improvement – recognizing that change is a continuous transformational journey, just as pioneers like Toyota have done. Use a range of Lean Six Sigma Tools – using the right tools, at the right time (and in the right order!) enables continuous improvement by eliminating waste and process variation.
PRINCE2 For Dummies is the perfect guide to using this project management method to help ensure its success. It takes you through every step of a project - from planning and establishing roles to closing and reviewing - offering practical and easy-to-understand advice on using PRINCE2.
Project Management For Dummies shows business professionals what works and what doesn’t by examining the field’s best practices. Readers will learn how to organise, estimate and schedule projects more efficiently.
Lean Six Sigma For Dummies outlines the key concepts of this strategy in plain English and explains how you can use it to get the very best out of your business. Combining the leading improvement methods of Six Sigma and Lean, this winning technique drives performance to the next level.
Knowledge, Curriculum and Equity: Social Realist Perspectivescontains the work of the third symposium, where the strengths and gaps in the social realist approach are identified and where there is critical recognition of the need to incrementally extend the theories through empirical study. Fundamentally, the problem that social realism is seeking to address is about understanding the social conditions of knowledge production and exchange as well as its structuring in the curriculum and in pedagogy. The central concern is with the on-going social reproduction of inequality through schooling, and exploring whether and how foregrounding specialised knowledge and its access holds the possibility for interrupting it.
This book consists of 13 chapters by different authors working in Oceania, Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. From very different vantage points the authors focus their theoretical and empirical sights on the assumptions about knowledge that underpin educational processes and the pursuit of more equitable schooling for all.