Full Steam Ahead, Felix

Author: Kate Moore

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 140593882X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6333


THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'FULL OF FUNNY AND HEART-WARMING STORIES' Sunday Express The charming sequel to Felix the Railway Cat, with more exciting adventures from his life on and off duty at Huddersfield Railway Station. Felix, Senior Pest Controller at Huddersfield station, has been at the heart of a close-knit community since the day she arrived as a kitten. But now, having risen to fame, everyday life at the station has become rather hectic; while reporters and fans clamour for a glimpse of her, Felix and her human co-workers find themselves, and the station, in quite a whirlwind. With the job seemingly too big for one fluffy feline to handle, it seems only sensible to recruit a young apprentice to the team: enter, Bolt. Full of funny and heart-warming stories, with personal tales from Felix's biggest fans, this is the remarkable tale of Felix and Bolt, the ultimate pest-controlling duo. AS SEEN ON THE ONE SHOW & GOOD MORNING BRITAIN Praise for Felix the Railway Cat: 'The global sensation' Daily Telegraph 'A phenomenon' Big Issue 'The purrfect railway cat' Daily Express Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Huddersfield Samaritans and Action for Children

Beyond Twilight

Author: Frans Welman

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 6162450112

Category: Political Science

Page: 481

View: 7198


Beyond Twilight is a thriller with unexpected twists and turns. Starting with a man being killed in Manila, Philippines, who when discovered who he really was initiates a rat race for the assassins which takes the reader to Thailand, Brazil, Nagaland, the United States, the Netherlands and India. Beyond Twilight is about the longest running post second World War and post colonial Indo-Naga conflict which in spite of ceasefire and peace talks has not come to an end. The killing of a Naga leader sets off the string of events which forces India into real negotiations to achieve lasting peace between the two nations of which one is not recognized internationally.

Hungarian Cinema

Author: John Cunningham

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781903364796

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

View: 3945


Hungarian cinema has often been forced to tread a precarious and difficult path. Through the failed 1919 revolution to the defeat of the 1956 Uprising and its aftermath, Hungarian film-makers and their audiences have had to contend with a multiplicity of problems. In the 1960s, however, Hungary entered into a period of relative stability and increasing cultural relaxation, resulting in an astonishing growth of film-making. Innovative and groundbreaking directors such as Miklós Jancsó ( Hungarian Rhapsody, The Red and the White), István Szabó ( Mephisto, Sunshine) and Márta Mészaros ( Little Vilma: The Last Diary) emerged and established the reputation of Hungarian films on a global basis. This is the first book to discuss all major aspects of Hungarian cinema, including avant-garde, animation, and representations of the Gypsy and Jewish minorities.

Popular Cinemas in East Central Europe

Author: Dorota Ostrowska,Francesco Pitassio,Zsuzsanna Varga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786722399

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 512


The continued interest in the social and cultural life of the former Warsaw pact countries – looking at but also beyond their socialist pasts – encompasses a desire to know more about their national cinemas. Yet, despite the increasing consumption of films from these countries – via DVD, VOD platforms and other alternative channels – there is a lack of comprehensive information on this key aspect of visual culture. This important book rectifies the glaring gap and provides both a history and a contemporary account of East Central European cinema in the pre-WW2, socialist, and post-socialist periods. Demonstrating how at different historical moments popular cinema fulfilled various roles, for example in the capacity of nation-building, and adapted to the changing markets of a morphing political landscape, chapters bring together experts in the field for the definitive analysis of mainstream cinema in the region. Celebrating the unique contribution of films from Hungary, the Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia and Poland, from the award-winning Cosy Dens to cult favourite Lemonade Joe, and from 1960s Polish Westerns to Hollywood-influenced Hungarian movies, the book addresses the major themes of popular cinema. By looking closely at genre, stardom, cinema exhibition, production strategies and the relationship between the popular and the national, it charts the remarkable evolution and transformation of popular cinema over time. The continued interest in the social and cultural life of the former Warsaw pact countries – looking at but also beyond their socialist pasts – encompasses a desire to know more about their national cinemas. Yet, despite the increasing consumption of films from these countries – via DVD, VOD platforms and other alternative channels – there is a lack of comprehensive information on this key aspect of visual culture. This important book rectifies the glaring gap and provides both a history and a contemporary account of East Central European cinema in the pre-WW2, socialist, and post-socialist periods. Demonstrating how at different historical moments popular cinema fulfilled various roles, for example in the capacity of nation-building, and adapted to the changing markets of a morphing political landscape, chapters bring together experts in the field for the definitive analysis of mainstream cinema in the region. Celebrating the unique contribution of films from Hungary, the Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia and Poland, from the award-winning Cosy Dens to cult favourite Lemonade Joe, and from 1960s Polish Westerns to Hollywood-influenced Hungarian movies, the book addresses the major themes of popular cinema. By looking closely at genre, stardom, cinema exhibition, production strategies and the relationship between the popular and the national, it charts the remarkable evolution and transformation of popular cinema over time.

Improve Your Career Performance (Collection)

Author: Ken Blanchard,Garry Ridge

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133739848

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 577

View: 9153


In Leading at a Higher Level , Updated Edition, Blanchard and his colleagues bring together everything they've learned about world-class leadership. You'll discover how to create targets and visions based on the "triple bottom line"...and make sure people know who you are, where you're going, and the values that will guide your journey. From start to finish, this book extends Blanchard's breakthrough work on delivering legendary customer service, creating "raving fans," and building "Partnerships for Performance" that empower everyone who works for and with you. Updated throughout, this new edition contains two powerful, important new chapters: one on coaching to create higher-level leaders, and another on creating a higher-level culture throughout your organization. It also offers the definitive, most up-to-date techniques for leading yourself, individuals, teams, and entire organizations. Most importantly, it will help you dig deep within, discover the personal "leadership point of view" all great leaders possess-and apply it throughout your entire life. In Helping People Win at Work , WD-40 Company President/CEO Garry Ridge reveals how his company has used Blanchard's techniques to "Partner for Performance" with every employee, and achieve unprecedented levels of employee engagement and commitment. Ridge introduces WD-40's performance review system, explaining its goals, its features, and the cultural changes it required. Next, Ridge shares his "leadership point of view": what he expects of people, what they can expect of him, and where his beliefs about leadership and motivation came from. Finally, in Part IV, Ken Blanchard explains why WD-40's Partnering for Performance program works so well and how it can work for you, too. This book isn't about cheerleading: it's about transforming performance review one step at a time and reaping record-breaking results!

Leading Teams with Integrity

Author: Stedman Graham,Ken Blanchard,Jon Huntsman,Doug Lennick,Fred Kiel Ph.D.

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133087182

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1200

View: 9786


Know who you are and what you stand for—and use that knowledge to become a truly great leader! Four great books help you become a more focused, honorable, successful leader! In Identity: Your Passport to Success, Stedman Graham reveals why success in life flows from establishing your authentic identity: first, within yourself, and then outside, in the world. Graham provides a working definition of identity, shares powerful insights about why it’s so important, offers a process and structure for your own journey, and introduces his patented 9 Step Plan for SuccessTM. In Leading at a Higher Level, Revised and Expanded Edition, the legendary Ken Blanchard and his colleagues bring together everything they’ve learned about world-class leadership. Discover how to create targets and visions based on the “triple bottom line,” and make sure people know who you are, where you’re going, and the values that will guide your journey. In Winners Never Cheat, Jon M. Huntsman shows how to succeed at the top, without sacrificing principles that make life worth living. Huntsman personally built a $12 billion company from scratch, the old-fashioned way: with integrity. Now, he tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. Finally, in Moral Intelligence 2.0, Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel demonstrate why sustainable optimal business performance requires superior moral and emotional competencies. Using new case studies, they identify connections between moral intelligence and higher levels of trust, engagement, retention, and innovation. Readers will find specific guidance on moral leadership in both large organizations and entrepreneurial ventures, plus a new step-by-step plan for measuring and strengthening organizational integrity, responsibility, compassion, forgiveness, and more. From world-renowned experts in team building and team leadership, including Stedman Graham, Ken Blanchard, Jon M. Huntsman, Doug Lennick, and Fred Kiel

Leading at a Higher Level

Author: Kenneth H. Blanchard

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0137011709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 5111


Everything Ken Blanchard has learned about leadership - now updated with even more powerful insights! * * The one indispensable book for everyone who wants to become a better leader - in any company, any organization, and any area of life! *Updated throughout, and includes all-new chapters on coaching and on building a 'higher-level' business culture. * Includes practical techniques for building 'partnerships for performance' that empower your people to achieve the extraordinary. From The One Minute Manager to Raving Fans, Ken Blanchard's books have helped millions of people unleash their power and the potential of everyone around them. The Ken Blanchard Companies has helped thousands of organizations become more people-oriented, customer-centered, and performance-driven. Now, in Leading at a Higher Level, Updated Edition, Blanchard and his colleagues bring together everything they've learned about world-class leadership. You'll discover how to create targets and visions based on the 'triple bottom line'...and make sure people know who you are, where you're going, and the values that will guide your journey. From start to finish, this book extends Blanchard's breakthrough work on delivering legendary customer service, creating 'raving fans,' and building 'Partnerships for Performance' that empower everyone who works for and with you. Updated throughout, this new edition contains two powerful, important new chapters: one on coaching to create higher-level leaders, and another on creating a higher-level culture throughout your organization. It also offers the definitive, most up-to-date techniques for leading yourself, individuals, teams, and entire organizations. Most importantly, it will help you dig deep within, discover the personal 'leadership point of view' all great leaders possess-and apply it throughout your entire life. Ken Blanchard, chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, has transformed the way millions of people manage and are managed. Honored by Amazon as one of the 25 best-selling authors of all time, his books include The; and Raving Fans . One Minute Manager; Leadership and the One Minute Manager Includes contributions from Blanchard co-founders and partners Don Carew, Eunice Parisi-Carew, Fred Finch, Laurie Hawkins, Drea Zigarmi, Pat Zigarmi, Alan Randolph, Jesse Stoner, Fay Kandarian, Susan Fowler, Judd Hoekstra, Chris Edmonds, Bob Glaser, Garry Demarest, Vicki Halsey, Kathy Cuff, Linda Miller, Scott Blanchard, and Madeleine Homan Blanchard.

Learn How to Lead and Succeed (Collection)

Author: Ken Blanchard,Colleen Barrett

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133599647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 561

View: 6961


Once, there was a remarkable person who led with love. Her company succeeded where its competitors struggled. Its customers were loyal, its employees loved to work there, and it was profitable year after year, for decades. This loving leader began her career as an executive secretary, yet the company's founder chose her to succeed him as president. When asked why, he said, "Because she knows how to love people to success." She is Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines. Lead with LUV is an extraordinary, wide-ranging conversation between Barrett and the legendary Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager. Drawing on personal experience, Barrett and Blanchard reveal why leading with love is the most powerful way to lead and how it can help you achieve truly amazing levels of performance. In Leading at a Higher Level , Updated Edition, Blanchard and his colleagues bring together everything they've learned about world-class leadership. You'll discover how to create targets and visions based on the "triple bottom line"...and make sure people know who you are, where you're going, and the values that will guide your journey. From start to finish, this book extends Blanchard's breakthrough work on delivering legendary customer service, creating "raving fans," and building "Partnerships for Performance" that empower everyone who works for and with you. Updated throughout, this new edition contains two powerful, important new chapters: one on coaching to create higher-level leaders, and another on creating a higher-level culture throughout your organization. It also offers the definitive, most up-to-date techniques for leading yourself, individuals, teams, and entire organizations. Most importantly, it will help you dig deep within, discover the personal "leadership point of view" all great leaders possess-and apply it throughout your entire life.

The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

Author: Alex Bell

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571332552

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3997


It sounded like a respectable and worthy enough death for an explorer - tumbling from an ice bridge to be impaled upon a mammoth tusk - but Stella really, really didn't want that to happen, just the same. Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and come face-to-face with frost fairies, snow queens, outlaw hideouts, unicorns, pygmy dinosaurs and carnivorous cabbages . . . When Stella and three other junior explorers get separated from their expedition can they cross the frozen wilderness and live to tell the tale?