Bright Triumphs from Dark Hours

Bright Triumphs from Dark Hours
Turning Adversity Into Success

by David A. Heenan

  • Publisher : Latitude 20 Books (Hardcover)
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The dark hours: They occur when we find things spiraling out of control, when we feel most vulnerable and incapable of finding a solution. In a world often turned dark and cold, more and more people seem to be trapped in nightmarish circumstances. Americans, the world's optimists, when faced with an intractable situation, are taught to believe that through hardwork and will power they can beat the odds. Yet, according to David Heenan, keeping one's nose to the grindstone may actually make things worse. Bright Triumphs From Dark Hours examines the lives of ten extraordinary people who overcame great adversity in their personal or professional lives by applying winning strategies that guided them out of the darkness of near-defeat and into the light of success. From New York City school chancellor Joel Klein taking on the monumental task of overhauling the city's embattled public school system to renowned scientist Shirley Ann Jackson breaking down barriers to become the first African American woman to receive a doctorate from MIT and head a major research university to retired U.S. Navy Commander Scott Waddle reshaping his life after the Ehime Maru disaster--in these inspiring stories Heenan identifies key strategies that helped each person stay upbeat in the swirling vortex of tough times. The final chapter outlines these practices in greater detail and explains how they can be used to create personal roadmaps to negotiate life's darkest hours--from which come its greatest successes, its brightest triumphs.

Bright Triumphs From Dark Hours

Bright Triumphs From Dark Hours
Turning Adversity into Success

by David Heenan

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2009-10-15
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0824860551
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The dark hours: They occur when we find things spiraling out of control, when we feel most vulnerable and incapable of finding a solution. In a world often turned dark and cold, more and more people seem to be trapped in nightmarish circumstances. Americans, the world's optimists, when faced with an intractable situation, are taught to believe that through hardwork and will power they can "beat the odds." Yet, according to David Heenan, keeping one's nose to the grindstone may actually make things worse. Bright Triumphs From Dark Hours examines the lives of ten extraordinary people who overcame great adversity in their personal or professional lives by applying winning strategies that guided them out of the darkness of near-defeat and into the light of success. From New York City school chancellor Joel Klein taking on the monumental task of overhauling the city's embattled public school system to renowned scientist Shirley Ann Jackson breaking down barriers to become the first African American woman to receive a doctorate from MIT and head a major research university to retired U.S. Navy Commander Scott Waddle reshaping his life after the Ehime Maru disaster--in these inspiring stories Heenan identifies key strategies that helped each person stay upbeat in the swirling vortex of tough times. The final chapter outlines these practices in greater detail and explains how they can be used to create personal roadmaps to negotiate life's darkest hours--from which come its greatest successes, its brightest triumphs.

Leaving on Top

Leaving on Top
Graceful Exits for Leaders

by David Heenan

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-11-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1473643953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leaving on Top: Graceful Exits for Leaders explores what it means to move on from a career with a class and a view for what's next. While most graceful exiters pursue a variety of interests throughout their professional lifetime, others are content to reach the top and then cling to it. Through this research, David Heenan has found that most leaders can be categorized into four exiting types: Timeless wonders: With their skills very much intact, these white-haired prodigies have no need to call it quits. Aging Despots: Reluctant to leave the spotlight, they are past their prime and should turn the reigns over to a new generation. Comeback Kids: Whether to return their enterprises to their former glory, or simply save themselves from boredom, these once-departed leaders have returned with a vengeance. Graceful Exiters: Quitting while ahead, they leave a sterling reputation as they move on. Heenan understands how to exit gracefully from his profession - he's done it several times. In Leaving On Top, he pairs wisdom derived from his experience with dozens of high-profile exits, both graceful and untimely. Heenan's examination includes ten exiting lessons from leaders of industry, such as: Know Thy Situation: Situations change, and the intuitive know when a great career has fizzled. Take Risks: Accept change as a natural part of your transition, push your comfort zone to confront new challenges. Keep Good Company: Build alliances to help plan your exit strategy, then stay connected. Keep Learning: Graceful exiters remain curious. They are intellectually interested, alert, and adaptable. Know When to Walk Away: Blind determination often backfires. Don't let professional success cloud your personal life.

Backstage in a Bureaucracy

Backstage in a Bureaucracy
Politics and Public Service

by Susan M. Chandler,Richard C. Pratt

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2011-01-31
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 0824860934
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Backstage in a Bureaucracy provides a first-hand day-to-day look at running a large bureaucracy. Susan Chandler candidly shares her experiences while serving as director of the Hawai'i State Department of Human Services for eight years, while Richard Pratt, a public administration professor and advisor to numerous public and private organizations here and abroad, offers his thoughts on what these experiences tell us about the inner workings of government agencies. Their stories--some sad, some funny, but all educational--reveal the challenges and rewards of public service.

Marion Howard; or, Trials and triumphs, by the author of 'Maggie's rosary and other stories'.

Marion Howard; or, Trials and triumphs, by the author of 'Maggie's rosary and other stories'.
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by May Ramsay

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1880
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Lexical Concordance to the Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

A Lexical Concordance to the Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
An Attempt to Classify Every Word Found Therein According to Its Signification

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Johnson Reprint Corporation
  • Release : 1892
  • Pages : 818
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Backstage in a Bureaucracy

Backstage in a Bureaucracy
Politics and Public Service

by Susan M. Chandler,Richard Pratt

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Backstage in a Bureaucracy provides a first-hand day-to-day look at running a large bureaucracy. Susan Chandler candidly shares her experiences while serving as director of the Hawai'i State Department of Human Services for eight years, while Dick Pratt, a public administration professor and advisor to numerous public and private organizations here and abroad, offers his thoughts on what these experiences tell us about the inner workings of government agencies. Their stories---some sad, some funny, but all educational---reveal the challenges and rewards of public service. "Chandler and Pratt capture with clarity, insight, and good humor the challenges and complexities of leadership in the government sector. A must-read for anyone seeking to understand or contribute through public service, and a cathartic experience for anyone who's been there."---SUSAN DOYLE, president, Aloha United Way, and former state deputy director of commerce and consumer affairs "Backstage in a Bureaucracy is a compelling primer for anyone interested in politics and public service. Susan Chandler and Richard Pratt give us an advanced look into government in the twenty-first century. Must reading for aspiring leaders."---DAVID HEENAN, Estate of James Campbell Trustee and author of Bright Triumphs from Dark Hours "Drs. Chandler and Pratt have issued in Backstage in a Bureaucracy a unique set of perspectives that give both context and insight into the nature of a bureaucracy. It is a well-told tale of how a thoughtful outsider academic with a decidedly advocacy-oriented history enters, adjusts to, and tries to shift an old-time government department into a new policy reality."---MARK J. O'DONNELL, former executive director of the Mental Health Association in Hawai'i and current North Carolina State System of Care Coordinator

Gustav Mahler: Volume 3. Vienna: Triumph and Disillusion (1904-1907)

Gustav Mahler: Volume 3. Vienna: Triumph and Disillusion (1904-1907)
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by Henry-Louis de La Grange

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 1000
  • ISBN : 9780193151604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There he also met Alma Schindler, 'the most beautiful woman in Vienna', and La Grange tells the story of their engagement and marriage in 1902 and the early years of their tempestuous relationship. As his fame spread throughout Europe, Mahler travelled with his music to Germany, Russia, Holland, Poland, and Belgium, meeting many other leading musicians of his day, including Pfitzner, Mengelberg, Diepenbrock, Oskar Fried, and many others.

The Triumphs of the Cross

The Triumphs of the Cross
Or, Penitent of Egypt : in Eight Books

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1776
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The triumphs of the Cross; or Penitent of Egypt

The triumphs of the Cross; or Penitent of Egypt
A Book

by Arthur Vaughan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1776
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch

The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch
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by Francesco Petrarca

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1875
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why Be Catholic?

Why Be Catholic?
Ten Answers to a Very Important Question

by Patrick Madrid

  • Publisher : Image
  • Release : 2014-06-03
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0307986446
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The popular blogger and publisher of Envoy magazine offers 10 key reasons why he loves being Catholic (and you should too). Drawing heavily on poignant anecdotes from his own experience as a life-long Catholic born in 1960s, Madrid offers readers a way of looking at the Church--its members, teachings, customs, and history--from perspectives many may have never considered. Growing up Catholic during a time of great social and theological upheaval and transition, a time in which countless Catholics abandoned their religion in search of something else, Patrick Madrid learned a great deal about why people leave Catholicism and why others stay. This experience helped him gain many insights into what it is about the Catholic Church that some people reject, as well as those things that others treasure. Drawing upon Madrid's personal experiences, Why Be Catholic? offers a deeply personal, fact-based, rationale for why everyone should be Catholic or at least consider the Catholic Church in a new light.

The Church at Home and Abroad

The Church at Home and Abroad
A Book

by Henry Addison Nelson,Albert B. Robinson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Church at Home and Abroad

The Church at Home and Abroad
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Viola, Or, The Triumphs of Love and Faith

Viola, Or, The Triumphs of Love and Faith
A Tale of Plots and Counterplots

by William Earle Binder

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1858
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Church of England Magazine

The Church of England Magazine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1841
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Memories of Gospel Triumphs Among the Jews During the Victorian Era

Memories of Gospel Triumphs Among the Jews During the Victorian Era
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by John Dunlop

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Preacher's Analyst

The Preacher's Analyst
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1883
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Shepherd of Israel, Or, Illustrations of the Inner Life

The Shepherd of Israel, Or, Illustrations of the Inner Life
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by Duncan MacGregor

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1869
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Triumphs of Temper

The Triumphs of Temper
A Poem in Six Cantos

by William Hayley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1804
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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