“This work by Jeffrey and Laurie Ford is compelling. While there is
much literature on the content of effective management—the concepts,
models, vocabulary, and acronyms—there is almost nothing on the
conversational competence essential to being an effective manager,
leader, or executive.
Doctoral students have often requested concrete examples and guidelines from us. On the
other hand, many guidebooks are at a more general level than the requested instruction.
Ideally, adequate guidance would be conducted by a supervising professor, or a research
group, but this is not always the case. This guidebook attempts to provide tangible tips
that have been identified as beneficial for writing articles. Once someone tries to
concretise the process of writing they are also easier to criticise.
Recently, reflecting the growing needs of young people who intend to become more
competent in the English language and plan to go abroad for study and work, not only
universities but also more high schools in Japan have started to conduct preparation courses
for English proficiency tests such as TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and
TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), in addition to ordinary English
Heat conduction is a fundamental phenomenon encountered in many industrial and
biological processes as well as in everyday life. Economizing of energy consumption in
different heating and cooling processes or ensuring temperature limitations for proper
device operation requires the knowledge of heat conduction physics and mathematics.
A body of research has determined that, by expanding the availability of low cost family
planning services to a broader set of low-income women, the savings associated with averted
unplanned pregnancies and other health improvements substantially exceed the cost of additional
family planning services.
Research has demonstrated that publicly funded family planning
services are effective in promoting contraceptive use among low-income women and in averting
Our paper proceeds as follows. Section 2 reviews our data, and describes the economic state
variables and risk factors used in the study. Section 3 reviews the investor types considered in
our study, and provides details on the methodology. Section 4 presents the main empirical results,
while Section 5 conducts an attribution analysis and Section 6 provides robustness results. Finally,
Section 7 concludes. Details on data sources, variable construction, and additional robustness
results are provided in a series of appendices available from the web....
This is a slim book, but it contains a wealth of information. The author, a veteran science writer, tells us pretty much everything we need to know about her demanding field. She discusses finding the story you want to tell, conducting the research, and developing the story structure, and she breaks each down into its component parts. In the chapter titled "Research and Interview," for example, she discusses the proper use of press releases; how to choose your interview subjects (and even what time of day is best to conduct an interview); and the importance of being able to spot...
The spokes of your steering wheel should be centered so that when it is pointed
straight ahead, the car is doing the same. This will give you the proper reference
upon straightening out your car.
Place your hands on the steering wheel at the 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock positions. Your
arms should be bent at a 90° angle. Now, with either hand, grip the top of the
steering wheel. You should be able to do so without stretching.
Keep a relaxed grip on the wheel. When you come upon a...
The old adage that it is better to go upstream to find out why
people are falling into the river, rather than continuing to rescue
them as they float by, has not been the focus of counseling with
the Inupiat people of northern Alaska despite the increasing
rates of suicide, alcoholism, and depression among Alaska Natives.
In 1994, the Anchorage Daily News referred to a new study relating
to accidents, homicides, and suicides in Alaska.
Risk management is a topic on the agenda of an increasing number of organizations
around the world for the last 20 years or so. In fact, due to the large number of
corporate scandals, risk management has become central in the boardrooms of large
enterprises around the world as some stock exchanges in fact demand risk
management in the corporate governance work. Despite this, we have a financial crisis
that abundantly illustrated that risks were not properly understood – also in
corporations that supposedly were conducting risk management....
This book addresses, in a simplistic manner, the proper principles and
techniques in “Best Maintenance Practices—Mechanical.”
If these principles and techniques are followed, they will result in a serious
reduction in “self-induced failures.” This book is a tool that should be carried
and referenced by all mechanical maintenance personnel.
A number of surveys conducted in industries throughout the United States
have found that 70% of equipment failures are self-induced.
This document contains general information about the topics discussed herein. This document is not an application manual and does not contain a complete statement of all factors pertaining to those topics. This installation, operation, and maintenance of arc welding equipment and the employment of procedures described in this document should be conducted only by qualified persons in accordance with applicable codes, safe practices, and manufacturer’s instructions. Always be certain that work areas are clean and safe and that proper ventilation is used.
This book has been written for business owners and managers
who want to refine the accounting and financial operations of
their companies. It provides detailed information about how to run
these operations, track cash flows, conduct analyses, analyze key
financial information, create a corporate risk management strategy,
and manage tax liabilities—in short, all of the key accounting and
financial information required to operate a small business.
This paper deals with the domination of communicative language teaching (CLT) which has become popular in teaching foreign languages. However, the application of CLT has caused difficulties for students, teachers and administrators. Within the scope of this paper, only teachers are mentioned so that we can see a part of teaching issues when CLT is introduced. The paper also suggests more research should be conducted based upon the factors of students and administrators in order that we can take proper steps in language training in the country.
The discourses and institutions of human rights are contemporary devices for
bringing morality to bear on the harsh realities of political, economic and social life.
These attempts to render the conditions of human existence more tolerable and more
dignified tend to focus mainly on the role of domestic and international law and the
conduct of states and the international institutions that represent them.
The recommendations and principles from Agenda 21 cover water resources
management in general, i.e. including availability of water, demand regulation, supply
and tariffs, whereas water pollution control should be considered as a subset of water
resources management. Water resources management entails two closely related
elements, that is the maintenance and development of adequate quantities of water of
adequate quality (see Case Study V, South Africa). Thus, water resources management
cannot be conducted properly without paying due attention to water quality aspects.
Many of the core functions of audit committees set out in this guidance
are expressed in terms of ‘oversight’, ‘assessment’ and ‘review’ of a
particular function. It is not the duty of audit committees to carry out
functions that properly belong to others, such as the company’s
management in the preparation of the financial statements or the
auditors in the planning or conducting of audits. To do so could
undermine the responsibility of management and auditors.
n recent years, formal mentoring programs have become increas-ingly recognized as an organizational best practice. Mentoring pro-grams help organizations develop leaders, retain diverse and skilled
employees, and enhance succession planning. Executed properly,
such programs can be used to give organizations a competitive edge
in the escalating “war for talent.
ARC WELDING can be hazardous. This document contains general information about the topics discussed herein. This document is not an application manual and does not contain a complete statement of all factors pertaining to those topics. This installation, operation, and maintenance of arc welding equipment and the employment of procedures described in this document should be conducted only by qualified persons in accordance with applicable codes, safe practices, and manufacturer’s instructions. Always be certain that work areas are clean and safe and that proper ventilation is used.
Ever since the advent of automatic computation devices,
efforts have been made to answer the question of how to
properly integrate them and take advantage of their capabilities
in education. Educational multimedia systems
promise to make learning easier, more convenient, and thus
more effective. For example, classroom teaching enriched
by vivid presentations promise to improve the motivation
of the learner. Concepts may be given a perceivable existence
in a video show and the observability of important
details can be stressed.