The Motive

The Motive
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Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781119600459
Release: 2020-02-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

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Shay was still angry but shrugged nonchalantly as if to say, it’s not that big of a deal. “So, what am I wrong about?” “You’re not going to want to hear this, but I have to tell you anyway.” Liam paused before finishing. “You might be working hard, but you’re not doing it for the company.” “What the hell does that mean?” Shay wanted to know. Knowing that his adversary might punch him for what he was about to say, Liam responded. “You’re doing it for yourself.” New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni has written a dozen books that focus on how leaders can build teams and lead organizations. In The Motive, he shifts his attention toward helping them understand the importance of why they’re leading in the first place. In what may be his edgiest page-turner to date, Lencioni thrusts his readers into a day-long conversation between rival CEOs. Shay Davis is the CEO of Golden Gate Alarm, who, after just a year in his role, is beginning to worry about his job and is desperate to figure out how to turn things around. With nowhere else to turn, Shay receives some hard-to-swallow advice from the most unlikely and unwanted source—Liam Alcott, CEO of a more successful security company and his most hated opponent. Lencioni uses unexpected plot twists and crisp dialogue to take us on a journey that culminates in a resolution that is as unexpected as it is enlightening. As he does in his other books, he then provides a straightforward summary of the lessons from the fable, combining a clear explanation of his theory with practical advice to help executives examine their true motivation for leading. In addition to provoking readers to honestly assess themselves, Lencioni presents action steps for changing their approach in five key areas. In doing so, he helps leaders avoid the pitfalls that stifle their organizations and even hurt the people they are meant to serve.

The Motive

The Motive
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Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781119600442
Release: 2020-02-19
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

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Shay was still angry but shrugged nonchalantly as if to say, it’s not that big of a deal. “So, what am I wrong about?” “You’re not going to want to hear this, but I have to tell you anyway.” Liam paused before finishing. “You might be working hard, but you’re not doing it for the company.” “What the hell does that mean?” Shay wanted to know. Knowing that his adversary might punch him for what he was about to say, Liam responded. “You’re doing it for yourself.” New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni has written a dozen books that focus on how leaders can build teams and lead organizations. In The Motive, he shifts his attention toward helping them understand the importance of why they’re leading in the first place. In what may be his edgiest page-turner to date, Lencioni thrusts his readers into a day-long conversation between rival CEOs. Shay Davis is the CEO of Golden Gate Alarm, who, after just a year in his role, is beginning to worry about his job and is desperate to figure out how to turn things around. With nowhere else to turn, Shay receives some hard-to-swallow advice from the most unlikely and unwanted source—Liam Alcott, CEO of a more successful security company and his most hated opponent. Lencioni uses unexpected plot twists and crisp dialogue to take us on a journey that culminates in a resolution that is as unexpected as it is enlightening. As he does in his other books, he then provides a straightforward summary of the lessons from the fable, combining a clear explanation of his theory with practical advice to help executives examine their true motivation for leading. In addition to provoking readers to honestly assess themselves, Lencioni presents action steps for changing their approach in five key areas. In doing so, he helps leaders avoid the pitfalls that stifle their organizations and even hurt the people they are meant to serve.

Drawing

Drawing
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Author: Peter Cook
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781118700648
Release: 2014-01-13
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

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Focusing on the creative and inventive significance of drawing for architecture, this book is an established classic. Readers are provided with perceptive insights at every turn. The book features some of the greatest and most intriguing drawings by architects, ranging from Frank Lloyd Wright, Heath-Robinson, Le Corbusier, and Otto Wagner to Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Arata Isozaki, Eric Owen Moss, Bernard Tschumi, and Lebbeus Woods as well as key works by Cook and other members of the original Archigram group. This new edition provides a substantial new chapter that charts the speed at which the trajectory of drawing is moving. It reflects the increasing sophistication of available software and also the ways in which hand drawing and the digital are being eclipsed by new hybrids, injecting a new momentum to drawing. These crossovers provide a whole new territory as attempts are made to release drawing from the boundaries of a solitary moment, a single-viewing position, or a single referential language. Featuring Toyo Ito, Perry Culper, Izaskun Chinchilla, Kenny Tsui, Ali Rahim, John Berglund, and Lorene Faure, it leads to fascinating insights into the effect that medium has upon intention and definition of an idea or a place.

The Motive

The Motive
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Author: John T. Lescroart
Pages: 436
ISBN: 0451215729
Release: 2005
Editor: Penguin

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In the wake of the high-profile double murders of a politically connected socialite and his glamorous fiancée, Abe Glitsky is placed at the head of the controversial investigation, which is complicated by a distrustful officer who uses the victim's past relationship with Glitsky's partner, Hardy, to contend that they are guilty of collusion. By the author of The Second Chair.

Reflexions on the Motive Power of Fire

Reflexions on the Motive Power of Fire
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Author: Sadi Carnot
Pages: 230
ISBN: 0936508167
Release: 1986
Editor: Manchester University Press

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The Motive for Metaphor

The Motive for Metaphor
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Author: Henry M. Seiden
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9780429907265
Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: Routledge

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This book is a small anthology: each chapter a kind of meditation-on poetry and psychoanalysis; on a poem, sometimes two; on poetry in general; on thought itself. The poems are beautiful, some are contemporary, some are classical and well worth a reader's attention. "The motive for metaphor" is the title of a short poem of Wallace Stevens in which he says he is "happy" with the subtleties of experience. He likes what he calls the "half colours of quarter things," as opposed to the certainties, the hard primary "reds" and "blues." To grasp and make sense of what is elusive (and beautiful), that is, for the essential and puzzling condition of poetry, we are obliged to make metaphors. The same is perhaps true of psychoanalysis-this is the essential argument of the book. The chapters were originally poetry columns that the author wrote for Psychologist-Psychoanalyst and Division/Review (both journals of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association).

Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire

Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire
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Author: Sadi Carnot
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780486174549
Release: 2012-05-09
Editor: Courier Corporation

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The title essay, along with other papers in this volume, laid the foundation of modern thermodynamics. Highly readable, "Reflections" contains no arguments that depend on calculus, examining the relation between heat and work in terms of heat in steam engines, air-engines, and an internal combustion machine. Translation of 1890 edition.

The Motive from the Deed

The Motive from the Deed
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Author: Patricia Wynn
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781935421047
Release: 2021
Editor: Belgrave House

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In the fall of 1715, supporters of the Pretender James Stuart launch a revolution that threatens to overthrow George I. Accused of printing seditious pamphlets, Mrs. Kean’s brother Jeremy has been sent to Newgate prison, where he soon finds himself charged with murder. Mrs. Kean and the earl-turned-highwayman, Blue Satan, can only uncover the motive that reveals the killer by first understanding the murderous deed. Third of the Blue Satan Mysteries. Historical Mystery by Patricia Wynn; originally published by Pemberley Press.

Look at Me

Look at Me
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Author: Orville G Brim
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780472026579
Release: 2010-04-23
Editor: University of Michigan Press

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Four million adults in the United States say that becoming famous is the most important goal in their lives. In any random sampling of one hundred American adults, two will have fame as their consuming desire. What motivates those who set fame as their priority, where did the desire come from, how does the pursuit of fame influence their lives, and how is it expressed? Based on the research of Orville Gilbert Brim, award-winning scholar in the field of child and human development, Look at Me! answers those questions. Look at Me! examines the desire to be famous in people of all ages, backgrounds, and social status and how succeeding or failing affects their lives and their personalities. It explores the implications of the pursuit of fame throughout a person's lifetime, covering the nature of the desire; fame, money, and power; the sources of fame; how people find a path to fame; the kinds of recognition sought; creating an audience; making fame last; and the resulting, often damaged, life of the fame-seeker. In our current age of celebrity fixation and reality television, Brim gives us a social-psychological perspective on the origins of this pervasive desire for fame and its effects on our lives. "Look at Me! is a fascinating in-depth study of society's obsession with fame. If you ever wondered what it's like to be famous, why fame comes to some and is sought by others, it's all here . . ." ---Jeffrey L. Bewkes, Chairman and CEO, Time Warner "In a voice filled with wisdom and insight, daring and self-reflection, Orville Brim masterfully traces the developmental origins and trajectory of fame. Look at Me! lets us see---with new eyes---the cultural priorities and obsessions that feed our individual hunger and appetites. A rare and rewarding book." ---Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Emily Hargroves Fisher Professor of Education at Harvard University and author of Respect and The Third Chapter Orville Gilbert Brim has had a long and distinguished career. He is the former director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Midlife Development, former president of the Foundation for Child Development, former president of the Russell Sage Foundation, and author and coauthor of more than a dozen books about human development, intelligence, ambition, and personality. Cover image ©iStockphoto.com/susib

Money Is The Motive 2

Money Is The Motive 2
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Author: Toni Michelle
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781365060885
Release: 2012-04
Editor: Lulu.com

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Money Is The Motive 2 picks up right where the first series ends. Tori Leigh and her unborn baby girl lives are in jeopardy of ending before the next chapter can begin. When her lover Juice is shot by an unknown assailant and then picked up by Federal Ag

Why I Write

Why I Write
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Author: George Orwell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781913724269
Release: 2021-01-01
Editor: Renard Press Ltd

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George Orwell set out ‘to make political writing into an art’, and to a wide extent this aim shaped the future of English literature – his descriptions of authoritarian regimes helped to form a new vocabulary that is fundamental to understanding totalitarianism. While 1984 and Animal Farm are amongst the most popular classic novels in the English language, this new series of Orwell’s essays seeks to bring a wider selection of his writing on politics and literature to a new readership. In Why I Write, the first in the Orwell’s Essays series, Orwell describes his journey to becoming a writer, and his movement from writing poems to short stories to the essays, fiction and non-fiction we remember him for. He also discusses what he sees as the ‘four great motives for writing’ – ‘sheer egoism’, ‘aesthetic enthusiasm’, ‘historical impulse’ and ‘political purpose’ – and considers the importance of keeping these in balance. Why I Write is a unique opportunity to look into Orwell’s mind, and it grants the reader an entirely different vantage point from which to consider the rest of the great writer’s oeuvre. 'A writer who can – and must – be rediscovered with every age.' — Irish Times

Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire

Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire
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Author: Sadi Carnot
Pages: 152
ISBN: OCLC:219885501
Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown

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The Anatomy Of Motive

The Anatomy Of Motive
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Author: John Douglas
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781471108372
Release: 2012-12-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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Legendary FBI profiling pioneer John Douglas's theory is that once you figure out the motivating force driving a perpetrator, you've got a good chance of cracking the case. In THE ANATOMY OF MOTIVE he uses cases from his own career to illustrate his argument. He takes us further than ever before into the dark corners of the minds of arsonists, hijackers, serial and spree killers and mass murderers. THE ANATOMY OF MOTIVE analyses such diverse killers as Lee Harvey Oswald and Timothy McVeigh - and helps us learn to anticipate potential violent behaviour before it's too late.

Motive

Motive
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Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780345541390
Release: 2015-12-29
Editor: Ballantine Books

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"The victim is Ursula Corey: a successful, attractive divorcaee who's been gunned down--not a robbery but an execution, a crime that smacks of simple, savage revenge. And along with that theoretical motive come two strong contenders for the role of perp: the dead woman's business partner/ex-husband and her divorce lawyer/secret lover. But just as Alex and Milo think they're zeroing in on the most likely suspect, a bizarre new clue stirs up eerie echoes of [an] unsolved ... murder"--Page 4 of cover.

Leisure and the Motive to Volunteer Theories of Serious Casual and Project Based Leisure

Leisure and the Motive to Volunteer  Theories of Serious  Casual  and Project Based Leisure
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Author: Robert A. Stebbins
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9781137585172
Release: 2015-10-29
Editor: Springer

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Volunteering and its nonprofit organizations have commonly been analyzed in economic terms, with volunteering being referred to as "unpaid (productive) work". This economic definition has been around far longer than that of volunteering conceived of as leisure, which is discussed as the volitional definition. By means of a lengthy literature review, this book sets out the theoretical and empirical contributions of the serious leisure perspective to understanding volunteer motivation. This second approach began more than 40 years ago. It answers the key motivational question of why people engage in unpaid productive work, laborious or not. Since in this conception payment in cash or in kind is not an incentive to perform such work, what encourages people to volunteer? The serious leisure perspective, unlike mainstream economics, can shed considerable light on this question.

The Motive

The Motive
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Author: Evelyn Piper
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781504028271
Release: 2016-02-23
Editor: Open Road Media

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After an evening with a movie star, a magazine editor is found murdered Shirley Kolp finds the movie star sleeping in the park. Even before he speaks a word, she recognizes Gavin More—a Hollywood A-lister reduced to spending the night on a New York park bench. Feeling compassionate, she invites him to come up to her apartment and get out of the rain—for a cup of coffee and a place to sleep, nothing more. Gavin has just bedded down when the door opens and Shirley joins him, stark naked and rather less frumpy than she had looked before. It’s a beautiful evening, but there’s murder lurking in the air. The next morning, Shirley is found bludgeoned to death in the same park where she stumbled across Gavin. When her roommate, screenwriter Joe Anton, learns of the murder while sitting in his West Coast office, he’s sick down to his soul. He begins asking questions that lead him to mysterious Gavin More, but the truth of the matter is stranger than anything a Hollywood playwright could devise.

East of Hounslow Jay Qasim Book 1

East of Hounslow  Jay Qasim  Book 1
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Author: Khurrum Rahman
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780008229580
Release: 2017-11-30
Editor: HarperCollins UK

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Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award 2019, shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Debut Dagger Award 2018 and the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award 2018 A TELEGRAPH Book of the Year.

Who Killed William Shakespeare

Who Killed William Shakespeare
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Author: Simon Stirling
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780752494210
Release: 2013-08-05
Editor: The History Press

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William Shakespeare lived in violent times; his death passed without comment. By the time he was adopted as the national poet of England the details of his life had been concealed. He had become an invisible man, the humble Warwickshire lad who entertained royalty and then faded into obscurity. But his story has been carefully manipulated. In reality, he was a dissident whose works were highly critical of the regimes of Elizabeth I and James I. Who Killed William Shakespeare? examines the means, motive and the opportunity that led to his murder, and explains why Will Shakespeare had to be ‘stopped’. From forensic analysis of his death mask to the hunt for his missing skull, the circumstances of Shakespeare’s death are reconstructed and his life reconsidered in the light of fresh discoveries. What emerges is a portrait of a genius who spoke his mind and was silenced by his greatest literary rival.

The Value Motive

The Value Motive
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Author: Paul Kearns
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0470319801
Release: 2007-04-04
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

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Our market system has evolved in line with capitalist philosophy, and at its heart is profit. But while profit can be a powerful motive, it is not always used responsibly and, in the worst cases, this can have damaging effects at a wider level. The calls for a corporate conscience grow louder, but no one has yet suggested an alternative to profit that people find as compelling. Profit is here and now. In this climate, the solution is to refine the profit motive, not replace it. We all value things, and we’re all motivated by what we value. If value could replace the profit motive, it would reconcile the interests of CEOs, shareholders, citizens and government. Profits would still rise but at the same time society would gain value. This book is a call to manage for maximum value – to follow The Value Motive. Kearns Endorsements "In 'The Value Motive,' Paul Kearns clarifies the confusing concept of 'value' and shows how it can be used to transform thinking and action in organizations. Paul's books are always stimulating and controversial, and this one is no exception. If you are interested in creating more value in your organization and willing to have your existing mental models challenged, then you should read this book!" —Dean Spitzer, Performance Measurement Thought Leader, IBM Research, and author of "Transforming Performance Measurement" USA "I have worked with a host of HR professional over the years. To date I know of noone that compares to Paul when it comes to presenting the issues and challenges of managing human capital and providing practical approaches for doing so. Like his past books, The Value Motive, brings clarity to a world of HR, which often is filled with disarray and recommendations that tend to be driven by political correctness rather than by the intent to produce value. Paul's discussion of value as a driving force in organizations (in addition to profit) brings together the worlds of for and not for profit organizations. It also provides an overarching theme that includes the best interest of all stakeholders, customers, community and shareholders alike. This certainly represents a very much needed approach." —Finnur Oddsson, Ph.D., Director of MBA Programs & Executive Education, Reykjavík University, Iceland "This is a timely, forward-looking, and convincing exposition delving into why value is a better determination of sustained ROI than profit. Paul provides simple, yet valid methodology regarding how much value is added by any organizational activity. His writings are a must for anyone measuring the true effectiveness of people development, an organization’s primary value-added activity." —Tery Tennant, Attainment, Inc, USA

Motivation and Personality

Motivation and Personality
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Author: Charles P. Smith,John William Atkinson,David Clarence McClelland,Joseph Veroff
Pages: 708
ISBN: 052140052X
Release: 1992-06-26
Editor: Cambridge University Press

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