Shifting the Monkey

Shifting the Monkey
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Author: Todd Whitaker
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781936763115
Release: 2014-03-17
Editor: Solution Tree Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Poor employees get a disproportionate amount of attention. Why? Because they complain the loudest, create the greatest disruptions, and rely on others to assume the responsibilities that they shirk. Learn how to focus on your good employees first, and help them shift these “monkeys” back to the underperformers. Through a simple but brilliant metaphor, the author helps you reinvigorate your staff and transform your organization.

Shifting the Monkey

Shifting the Monkey
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Author: Todd Whitaker
Pages: 117
ISBN: 9780982702970
Release: 2011-12-29
Editor: Triple Nickel Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Explains how to shift an organization's focus from compensating for and working around employees who avoid their responsibilities to cultivating and rewarding the best employees.

Shifting the Monkey

Shifting the Monkey
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Author: Todd Whitaker
Pages: 117
ISBN: 1936763087
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Originaly publihsed by Triple Nickel Press, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solution Tree"--Title page verso.

Get That Monkey Off Your Back

Get That Monkey Off Your Back
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Author: Debra J. Fleming
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9781467074032
Release: 2005-12-05
Editor: Author House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book was designed to be a helpful guide to a new healthier and happier you. In it you will find different ways to help you get started on a healthy diet. there is helpful information on how you can get started on your diet. Included is samples of recipes, exercising tips, stress reducing steps, and a way to help with your self-esteem. All of what you will be reading is based on my own personal experiences and how I found a way to over come the fears of dieting and be a healthier and happier person. This book is dedicated to all the people who need some help and guidance, to let them know that their not alone in there search for a better way of life.

Monkey Beach

Monkey Beach
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Author: Eden Robinson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307363930
Release: 2011-10-05
Editor: Vintage Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Monkey Beach creates a vivid contemporary landscape that draws the reader deep into a traditional world, a hidden universe of premonition, pain and power.” --Thomas King Tragedy strikes a Native community when the Hill family’s handsome seventeen-year-old son, Jimmy, mysteriously vanishes at sea. Left behind to cope during the search-and-rescue effort is his sister, Lisamarie, a wayward teenager with a dark secret. She sets off alone in search of Jimmy through the Douglas Channel and heads for Monkey Beach—a shore famed for its sasquatch sightings. Infused by turns with darkness and humour, Monkey Beach is a spellbinding voyage into the long, cool shadows of B.C.’s Coast Mountains, blending teen culture, Haisla lore, nature spirits and human tenderness into a multi-layered story of loss and redemption.

School Culture Rewired

School Culture Rewired
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Author: Steve Gruenert,Todd Whitaker
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781416619901
Release: 2015-01-16
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Your school is a lot more than a center of student learning--it also represents a self-contained culture, with traditions and expectations that reflect its unique mission and demographics. In this groundbreaking book, education experts Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker offer tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich students’ lives. Drawing from decades of research on organizational cultures and school leadership, the authors provide everything you need to optimize both the culture and climate of your school, including * "Culture-busting" strategies to help teachers adopt positive attitudes, outlooks, and behaviors; * A framework for pinpointing the type of culture you have, the type that you want, and the actions you need to take to bridge the two; * Tips for hiring, training, and retaining teachers who will actively work to improve your school's culture; and * Instructions on how to create and implement a successful School Culture Rewiring Team. Though often invisible to the naked eye, a school's culture influences everything that takes place under its roof. Whether your school is urban or rural, prosperous or struggling, School Culture Rewired is the ultimate guide to making sure that the culture in your school is guided first and foremost by what's best for your students.

Addicted to the Monkey Mind

Addicted to the Monkey Mind
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Author: Jean-Francois Benoist
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0692978593
Release: 2018-09-14
Editor: Power-On Coaching IncorporatedDBA Pakalana Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Addicted to the Monkey Mind offers a toolbox of practical skills to shift self-sabotaging, programmed ways of thinking. J.F. Benoist, a visionary thought leader in the fields of addiction treatment and personal development, uses the journeys of two relatable characters to teach you how to develop a powerful new mindset and finally break the cycle of debilitating habits.

The Monkey s Paw

The Monkey s Paw
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Author: W. W. Jacobs
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9781473396104
Release: 2014-07-07
Editor: Read Books Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This early work by William Wymark Jacobs was originally published in 1902 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Jacobs worked as a clerk in the civil service before turning to writing in his late twenties, publishing his first short story in 1895. Most of Jacobs' work appeared before the onset of World War I, and although the majority of his output was humorous in tone, he is best-remembered now for his macabre tales, particularly those contained in his 1902 collection The Lady of the Barge, such as 'The Monkey's Paw' and 'The Toll House'.

Think Like a Monk

Think Like a Monk
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Author: Jay Shetty
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781982134488
Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: Simon & Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. When you think like a monk, you’ll understand: -How to overcome negativity -How to stop overthinking -Why comparison kills love -How to use your fear -Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it -How to learn from everyone you meet -Why you are not your thoughts -How to find your purpose -Why kindness is crucial to success -And much more... Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents. Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for some of the world’s largest corporations—who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world’s most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast. In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.

What Great Teachers Do Differently

What Great Teachers Do Differently
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Author: Todd Whitaker
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781317925903
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Book In the second edition of this renowned book, you will find pearls of wisdom, heartfelt advice, and inspiration from one of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness. With wit and understanding, Todd Whitaker describes the beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, and interactions of great teachers and explains what they do differently. New features include: Meaning what you say Focusing on students first Putting yourself in their position DVD Bundle This bundle includes a DVD featuring Todd Whitaker speaking about what great teachers do differently. It runs for approximately two hours and is the perfect addition to teacher training events and professional development meetings/workshops. Filled with pearls of wisdom, humor, and practical strategies, the video will motivate your staff and inspire them to be the best they can, each and every day. The DVD comes with a free copy of What Great Teachers Do Differently as well as a Facilitator's Guide.

The Monkey s Voyage

The Monkey s Voyage
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Author: Alan de Queiroz
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780465069767
Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Throughout the world, closely related species are found on landmasses separated by wide stretches of ocean. What explains these far-flung distributions? Why are such species found where they are across the Earth? Since the discovery of plate tectonics, scientists have conjectured that plants and animals were scattered over the globe by riding pieces of ancient supercontinents as they broke up. In the past decade, however, that theory has foundered, as the genomic revolution has made reams of new data available. And the data has revealed an extraordinary, stranger-than-fiction story that has sparked a scientific upheaval. In The Monkey's Voyage, biologist Alan de Queiroz describes the radical new view of how fragmented distributions came into being: frogs and mammals rode on rafts and icebergs, tiny spiders drifted on storm winds, and plant seeds were carried in the plumage of sea-going birds to create the map of life we see today. In other words, these organisms were not simply constrained by continental fate; they were the makers of their own geographic destiny. And as de Queiroz shows, the effects of oceanic dispersal have been crucial in generating the diversity of life on Earth, from monkeys and guinea pigs in South America to beech trees and kiwi birds in New Zealand. By toppling the idea that the slow process of continental drift is the main force behind the odd distributions of organisms, this theory highlights the dynamic and unpredictable nature of the history of life. In the tradition of John McPhee's Basin and Range, The Monkey's Voyage is a beautifully told narrative that strikingly reveals the importance of contingency in history and the nature of scientific discovery.

Yes I Know the Monkey Man

Yes  I Know the Monkey Man
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Author: Dori Hillestad Butler
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781480467071
Release: 2013-12-31
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What happens when everything you thought was true about your life turns out to be a lie? Thirteen-year-old T.J. always believed that her twin sister and her mother were dead—because that’s what her father had told her. But Mom and Sam are very much alive. And now they want T.J. to be part of their family. Life with Joe, her troubled but well-intentioned father, is all T.J. has ever known. Joe’s erratic lifestyle has meant lying to social workers and searching through garbage cans for food. But T.J. loves him and the grandmother who has provided stability in her life. When T.J. reluctantly visits her mom and Sam for the first time, she is stunned by how similar she is to her twin sister in many ways, even though their lives have been very different. But while she is drawn to her new family, she is also wary of becoming attached to them and hurting her father’s feelings. When Joe suffers a debilitating accident and tries to ensnare T.J. in another web of lies, however, her loyalties are finally tested. Now she must confront the truth about her family, even if it hurts the people she loves. In this thought-provoking companion to the popular Do You Know the Monkey Man?, author Dori Hillestad Butler has created a highly readable, complex portrait of a family in crisis. Her skillful portrayal of T.J., a conflicted adolescent struggling with her identity and reacting to family pressures, will resonate with readers.

Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey
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Author: Ronald Argo
Pages: 285
ISBN: 0989403564
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

TET, 1968. Saigon. Acclaimed as one of the most important novels of the Vietnam War [San Diego Union], Year of the Monkey takes us into the savage jungles where death waits in every paddyfield. It as well delves into the apocalyptic world of political corruption where friendship and betrayal become unavoidable, where murder and love are common as body counts. It is the gripping story of two American soldiers trapped in a sinister web of cold-blooded murder during the shattering Tet Offensive, the signature moment that spelled America's defeat. In the poisoned soul of Saigon, Russ Payne is an army journalist partying his nights away when a wild grunt named Willingham is lobbed into his life like a grenade. Willingham, the lone survivor of a Special Forces squad, has been reassigned, inexplicably, to Payne's cushy rear unit. Suddenly Payne's fragile peace is shattered when he's forced to spy on his new friend as part of a secret CIA investigation. On a mind-bending odyssey into the depths of the war-torn jungle, he follows Willingham in his bloody quest to avenge the massacre of his former unit--and discovers a hell of his own. Cutting through an apocalyptic jungle of intrigue, Payne falls in love with a woman who welcomes him into the fold of a Viet Cong camp, witnesses the death of his childhood friend, discovers the horrific meaning of attrition ... and ultimately leads to him committing a crime beyond redemption. In stunning scenes of combat and intrigue, we glean as in no other novel or movie the patch-quilt nature of the Vietnamese people and the murderous deceit of sinister body count politics. In the year of the monkey, Payne will come to understand the terrible consequences of following orders--and of ignoring them."Argo's extraordinary first novel elevates him instantly to the front ranks of American war novelists--Crane, Dos Passos, Mailer, and James Jones. A tough, compassionate novel." " ... dark, disturbing ..." " ... the FROM HERE TO ETERNITY of the Vietnam generation."

Saint Monkey A Novel

Saint Monkey  A Novel
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Author: Jacinda Townsend
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780393242959
Release: 2014-02-24
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"[A] compelling debut…Townsend's writing [is] full of fresh turns of phrase and keen insights." —Ayana Mathis, New York Times Book Review Fourteen-year-old Audrey Martin, with her Poindexter glasses and her head humming the 3/4 meter of gospel music, knows she’ll never get out of Kentucky—but when her fingers touch the piano keys, the whole church trembles. Her best friend, Caroline, daydreams about Hollywood stardom, but both girls feel destined to languish in a slow-moving stopover town in Montgomery County. That is, until chance intervenes and a booking agent offers Audrey a ticket to join the booming jazz scene in Harlem—an offer she can’t resist, not even for Caroline. And in New York City the music never stops. Audrey flirts with love and takes the stage at the Apollo, with its fast-dancing crowds and blinding lights. But fortunes can turn fast in the city—young talent means tough competition, and for Audrey failure is always one step away. Meanwhile, Caroline sinks into the quiet anguish of a Black woman in a backwards country, where her ambitions and desires only slip further out of reach. Jacinda Townsend’s remarkable first novel is a coming-of-age story made at once gripping and poignant by the wild energy of the Jazz Era and the stark realities of segregation. Marrying musical prose with lyric vernacular, Saint Monkey delivers a stirring portrait of American storytelling and marks the appearance of an auspicious new voice in literary fiction.

American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese
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Author: Gene Luen Yang
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781466805460
Release: 2006-09-06
Editor: First Second

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax. American Born Chinese is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core Connections

The Principal

The Principal
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Author: Michael Fullan
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781119422358
Release: 2018-02-21
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author of "Six Secrets of Change" describes how and why the principal's role must change to maximize student achievement. Includes a free professional development guide.

Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey
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Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780735279292
Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Knopf Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland with no design, yet heeding signs--including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, "Anything is possible: after all, it's the Year of the Monkey." For Smith--inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing--the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in. But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope for a better world. Riveting, elegant, often humorous, illustrated by Smith's signature Polaroids, Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.

The Invisible Gorilla

The Invisible Gorilla
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Author: Christopher Chabris,Daniel Simons
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307459671
Release: 2010-05-18
Editor: Harmony

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reading this book will make you less sure of yourself—and that’s a good thing. In The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology’s most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: Our minds don’t work the way we think they do. We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but we’re actually missing a whole lot. Chabris and Simons combine the work of other researchers with their own findings on attention, perception, memory, and reasoning to reveal how faulty intuitions often get us into trouble. In the process, they explain: • Why a company would spend billions to launch a product that its own analysts know will fail • How a police officer could run right past a brutal assault without seeing it • Why award-winning movies are full of editing mistakes • What criminals have in common with chess masters • Why measles and other childhood diseases are making a comeback • Why money managers could learn a lot from weather forecasters Again and again, we think we experience and understand the world as it is, but our thoughts are beset by everyday illusions. We write traffic laws and build criminal cases on the assumption that people will notice when something unusual happens right in front of them. We’re sure we know where we were on 9/11, falsely believing that vivid memories are seared into our minds with perfect fidelity. And as a society, we spend billions on devices to train our brains because we’re continually tempted by the lure of quick fixes and effortless self-improvement. The Invisible Gorilla reveals the myriad ways that our intuitions can deceive us, but it’s much more than a catalog of human failings. Chabris and Simons explain why we succumb to these everyday illusions and what we can do to inoculate ourselves against their effects. Ultimately, the book provides a kind of x-ray vision into our own minds, making it possible to pierce the veil of illusions that clouds our thoughts and to think clearly for perhaps the first time.

Motivating Inspiring Teachers

Motivating   Inspiring Teachers
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Author: Todd Whitaker,Beth Whitaker,Dale Lumpa
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781317930709
Release: 2013-12-17
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Like the best-selling first edition, this book is filled with strategies to motivate your staff and maintain a high level of energy at your school. This guide will help all educators approach work every day in an enthusiastic, focused, and positive state of mind. This book will help you: -Motivate your faculty with the Friday Focus--a staff memo that works! -Understand the power of praise and how to best utilize it every day -Make sure staff meetings, teacher evaluation, and daily activities raise the energy level in your school -Maximize the holidays, open house nights, and other special events the make your staff feel special

Not My Monkey

Not My Monkey
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Author: Quin Caylor
Pages: 76
ISBN: 1985155796
Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

DESCRIPTION "No". A short but powerful word that determines if you will be a champion or a loser. Found in their vocabulary and used very often by the world's most successful. "No" is a complete sentence. It requires no further explanation. Not My Monkey is a life companion meant to guide you towards the achievement of your dreams. It seeks to enlighten on why you should start saying 'No' more often, refusing to own other people's drama. By discussing the what, why and how of developing boundaries in very simple terms, Not My Monkey motivates you to go out and start living a happier and more fulfilled life today. Do not procrastinate your happiness on the time table of others. Do not set yourself on fire to keep others warm. Filled with extremely practical, real life common-sense scenarios, Not My Monkey is the ultimate workbook to your New Year's resolutions. Systematically written with practical advice, every paragraph is poised to set the wheels of your game plan into motion. Part 1 exposes what differentiates Champions from Losers, those who go on to achieve their dreams from those who struggle all through life. If you thought saying 'No' was a luxury you could afford to live without, Part 2 will shock you into the awareness of what you are missing out on by saying no to saying 'No'. Part 3 bears the urban reader in mind as it uses language this generation is sure to understand to give directions on how to say 'no'. After reading Not My Monkey, you will find it easier to turn down requests that do not honor you or your time and values. You will spend time working on your own dreams, gaining more respect in the process. Kudos to you for picking this up. You are on the right path. Read, practice it, and thank me now. My prayer is that this book will be a harbinger of freedom for you. That you will finally see what is within the confines of your control and what is without. That when you finally begin to draw the line and stay within the sphere of the former, you would easily rid yourself of the burden of the latter. May you receive strength to proceed with grace as you begin to use the 'No' stamp to assign more value to yourself and your resources.