The ´´Birds and Bees´´ Are Best Taught Firsthand A personal call from the school principal is a call to action for Joey´s guardians. Quickly discovering their dear Joey may be growing up faster than they realize, a one-on-one discussion is deemed the best way to set the facts of life straight for Joey who´s been caught sharing intimate drawings of women with his classmates. Sometimes, a personal demonstration is the best method of instruction. So focused on administering the most accurate anatomical lesson, Joey´s teacher for his first at-home course in the most obvious and best-loved part of the female body is the woman of the household Joey loves and trusts completely. She´s sweet, sensitive, to the point, and not at all hesitant in delivering a firsthand experience he´ll never forget. When Joey´s reaction to the straightforward visual and physical tutelage is more than she expects, his live-in teacher knows it´s time for a hands-on approach. His Budding Curiosity Addressed in the Most Memorable Way - Her Careful Guidance and Nurturing Tenderness - Their Accidental, First-Time Taboo Experience ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Me. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027457de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1994, Dr. John Gottman and his colleagues at the University of Washington made a startling announcement: Through scientific observation and mathematical analysis, they could predict, with more than 90-percent accuracy, whether a marriage would succeed or fail. The only thing they did not yet know was how to turn a failing marriage into a successful one, so Gottman teamed up with his clinical psychologist wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, to develop intervention methods. Now the Gottmans, together with the Love Lab research facility, have put these ideas into practice. In Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, the Gottmans share this vital information so that couples can develop the skills to turn their relationship problems around and create strong, lasting unions. What emerged from the Gottmans´ collaboration and decades of research is a body of advice that´s based on two surprisingly simple truths: Happily married couples behave like good friends; and they handle their conflicts in gentle, positive ways. The authors offer an intimate look at 10 couples who have learned to work through potentially destructive problems, extramarital affairs, workaholism, parenthood adjustments, serious illnesses, lack of intimacy, and examine what they´ve done to improve communication and get their marriages back on track. Giving an insider´s view of the Love Lab, the Gottmans take the listener step-by-step through the couples´ conversations, before and after they are counseled. The authors also provide an analysis of the couples´ interactions, identifying their core problems and offering suggestions for resolving them. By ´´listening´´ to the discussions in this way, you will learn to detect the most common stumbling blocks of a relationship and, most important, how to avoid them. Language: English. Narrator: L.J. Ganser and Anne Gartlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000832de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Roadmap for Leadership and Cultural Transformation Throughout todays rapidly changing business world, top CEOs face two primary challenges: solving the leadership gap and creating a sustainable corporate culture. International leadership coach John Mattone and CEO magazine editor-in-chief Nick Vaidya unlock the keys to leadership development and cultural transformation through intimate interviews with fourteen CEOs from top organizations, including: Deloitte, Graybar, The North Face, HP Financial, Ovations Brands, Virtusa, and Bigcommerce. Culture was long thought to be merely a soft resource in the corporate equation. However, more and more business leaders are beginning to recognize the necessity of culture when it comes to creating and sustaining long-term growth and change. What is the key to creating a strong business culture? Leadership. The best cultures start with CEOs who set the tone for the rest of the company, guiding others through the often difficult process of corporate transformation. Youll gain valuable insights, through experiences from the finest business minds, on how to introduce and sustain cultural change in your organization. Learn how successful CEOs came to realize their leadership potential Discover the key attributes that increase a leaders effectiveness Uncover your own leadership strengths and development needs Handle the primary obstacles to cultural transformation Address outdated mindsets and resistance to organizational change Mattone and Vaidya also draw upon their own extensive coaching and consulting experiences to provide a powerful and proven 6-Step Process for designing and implementing effective cultural transformations. This process enhances the other valuable tools in this comprehensive guide, so you can start building a positive organizational culture right away.
A single day in Paris changes the lives of three Americans as they each set off to explore the city with a French tutor, learning about language, love, and loss as their lives intersect in surprising ways. Josie, Riley, and Jeremy have come to the City of Light for different reasons: Josie, a young high-school teacher, arrives in hopes of healing a broken heart. Riley, a spirited but lonely expat housewife, struggles to feel connected to her husband and her new country. And Jeremy, the reserved husband of a renowned actress, is accompanying his wife on a film shoot but feels distant from her world. As they meet with their tutors - Josie with Nico, a sensitive poet; Riley with Phillippe, a shameless flirt; and Jeremy with the consummately beautiful Chantal - each succumbs to unexpected passion and unpredictable adventures. Yet as they traverse Paris´s grand boulevards and intimate, winding streets, they uncover surprising secrets about one another - and come to understand long-buried truths about themselves. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Kathe Mazur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002680de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Few people in the history of college sports have been more influential or had a bigger impact than Lou Holtz. Winner of the three national Coach of the Year honors, the only coach ever to lead six different schools to season-ending bowl games, and the ninth-winningest coach in college football history, Holtz is still teaching and coaching, although he is no longer on the gridiron.In his most telling work to date, the man still known as ´´Coach´´ by all who cross his path reveals what motivated a rail-thin 135-pound kid with marginal academic credentials and a pronounced speech impediment to play and coach college football, and to become one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in history. With unflinching honesty and his trademark dry wit, Holtz goes deep, giving us the intimate details of the people who shaped his life and the decisions he would make that shaped the lives of so many others.His is a storied career, and Holtz provides a frank and inside look at the challenges he overcame to turn around the programs at William and Mary, North Carolina State, Arkansas, and Minnesota. From growing up in East Liverpool, Ohio, to his early days as a graduate assistant at the University of Iowa, to his national championship runs at Notre Dame and his final seasons on the sidelines in South Carolina, Lou Holtz gives his best, a poignant, funny, and instructive look into a life well lived. Language: English. Narrator: Lou Holtz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001312de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We long for heroes and have too few. Nelson Mandela, who recently celebrated his 91st birthday, is the closest thing the world has to a secular saint. He liberated a country from a system of violent prejudice and helped unite oppressor and oppressed in a way that had never been done before.Now Richard Stengel, the editor of Time magazine, has distilled countless hours of intimate conversation with Mandela into 15 essential life lessons. For nearly three years, including the critical period when Mandela moved South Africa toward the first democratic elections in its history, Stengel collaborated with Mandela on his autobiography and traveled with him everywhere. Eating with him, watching him campaign, hearing him think out loud, Stengel came to know all the different sides of this complex man and became a cherished friend and colleague.In Mandela´s Way, Stengel recounts the moments in which the grandfather of South Africa was tested and shares the wisdom he learned: why courage is more than the absence of fear, why we should keep our rivals close, why the answer is not always either/or but often both, how important it is for each of us to find something away from the world that gives us pleasure and satisfaction - our own garden. Woven into these life lessons are remarkable stories of Mandelas childhood as the protegy of a tribal king, of his early days as a freedom fighter, of the 27-year imprisonment that could not break him, and of his new and fulfilling marriage at the age of 80.This compact book is profoundly inspiring. It captures the spirit of this extraordinary manwarrior, martyr, husband, statesman, and moral leader, and spurs us to look within ourselves, reconsider the things we take for granted, and contemplate the legacy well leave behind. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Stengel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002207de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The top eight success lessons of all time by Jim Rohn represent the most important success lessons taught by America’s Business Philosopher. Chris Widener, who was personally mentored by Jim Rohn for seven years, takes an intimate look at the ideas that shaped the career of this motivational legend. Chris shares an insider’s view into the background behind Jim Rohn’s most popular ideas on success. In order to achieve success in business, these top eight principles will act as a roadmap in your quest to achieve greatness. Chris has written books with Jim Rohn, travelled together and did business together with Jim on the world’ largest stages for professional speakers. Never before has a collection of Jim Rohn’s best ideas been distilled into a short one-hour spa for the mind. Told by master speaker Chris Widener, these ideas will come alive as you seek to apply these success principles to your life. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Widener. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/made/000430de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Millennials are walking into a very different business environment than the one in which our parents worked. We can´t rely on the stability of a linear career path within a single company. To be successful in this new world, we must take a proactive approach to managing our careers. Not Your Parents´ Workplace shares an intimate account of the highs and lows I´ve experienced as a young professional, including what it was like to go through the largest bankruptcy in history and how I bounced back from getting laid off. But more importantly, it teaches insightful lessons that will help you find your dream job and be successful in your career. I´ve always been passionate about career management. Throughout the years I´ve helped countless young people develop the skills they´ve needed to find a great job. Through personal experience and the experiences of others, I´ve learned what it takes to succeed. I believe the stories and lessons shared in this book will help interns and young professionals learn how to proactively manage their careers and find success in the new business world. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Nathan Tanner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073067de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.