Closing The Mind Gap

Author: Ted Cadsby
Publisher: BPS Books
ISBN: 1927483808
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Closing The Mind Gap from the Author: Ted Cadsby. We have always struggled, as human beings. But our struggle today is exacerbated by a gap between the increasingly complicated world we have created and the default ways we think about it. Twenty-first-century challenges are qualitatively different from the ones that generations of our ancestors faced, yet our thinking has not evolved to keep pace. We need to catch up. To make smarter decisions -- as governments, organizations, families and individuals -- we need more sophisticated mental strategies for interpreting and responding to today's complexity. Best-selling author and business leader Ted Cadsby explores the insights of cognitive psychology, anthropology, biology, neuroscience, physics, and philosophy to reveal the gap between how we typically tackle complex problems and what complexity actually requires of us. In an accessible and engaging style, he outlines ways to close the gap -- the strategic mental shifts that increase decision-making effectiveness. The bottom line? We need greater complexity in our thinking to match the increasing complexity in our world, and Cadsby shows us how.

Mind Gap

Author: Marina Cohen
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1554888301
Size: 53.21 MB
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Mind Gap from the Author: Marina Cohen. Fourteen-year-old Jake MacRae’s life is spinning out of control. He’s making all the wrong choices — gambling, drinking, hanging around gang members and now he’s been asked to make a special delivery. What should he do? Jake knows either way that his decision will seal his fate, but what he doesn’t realize is that this choice might not only destroy his life but the lives of those close to him. Before Jake has a chance to make up his mind, he receives a mysterious text message inviting him to a flash party on a midnight subway train. As Jake steps off the platform and onto the ghostly 1950s-style Gloucester car, he has no idea he has just boarded a train bound for his worst nightmare. And what’s more — he can’t get off!

Living Your Faith

Author: Terry L. Miethe
ISBN: 9780899006208
Size: 69.67 MB
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Living Your Faith from the Author: Terry L. Miethe.

Closing Of The American Mind

Author: Allan Bloom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126264
Size: 29.24 MB
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Closing Of The American Mind from the Author: Allan Bloom. The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. It has fired the imagination of a public ripe for change.

Closing The Engagement Gap

Author: Julie Gebauer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781591842385
Size: 68.17 MB
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Closing The Engagement Gap from the Author: Julie Gebauer. Identifying the benefits of an engaged workforce that employs more discretionary effort and thinks in terms of the common good, a guide for managers reveals how to bring out the best in a workforce by increasing an employee's knowledge base, delegating authority, and recognizing achievement. 20,000 first printing.

Closing The Attitude Gap

Author: Baruti Kafele
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416617337
Size: 42.13 MB
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Closing The Attitude Gap from the Author: Baruti Kafele. In this inspiring and thought-provoking follow-up to his 2009 best-seller Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life, Baruti Kafele makes the case that the "attitude gap" that often affects underperforming students can only be closed if educators first help students develop the will to strive for excellence. According to Kafele, educators can achieve remarkable results by focusing on five key areas: * The teacher's attitude toward students * The teacher's relationship with students * The teacher's compassion for students * The learning environment * The cultural relevance of instruction Replete with practical strategies and illustrative anecdotes drawn from the author's 20-plus years as a teacher and principal in inner-city schools, Closing the Attitude Gap offers a wealth of lessons and valuable insights that educators at all levels can use to fire up their students' passion to learn.

The Health Gap

Author: Michael Marmot
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408857987
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The Health Gap from the Author: Michael Marmot. There are dramatic differences in health between countries and within countries. But this is not a simple matter of rich and poor. A poor man in Glasgow is rich compared to the average Indian, but the Glaswegian's life expectancy is 8 years shorter. The Indian is dying of infectious disease linked to his poverty; the Glaswegian of violent death, suicide, heart disease linked to a rich country's version of disadvantage. In all countries, people at relative social disadvantage suffer health disadvantage, dramatically so. Within countries, the higher the social status of individuals the better is their health. These health inequalities defy usual explanations. Conventional approaches to improving health have emphasised access to technical solutions – improved medical care, sanitation, and control of disease vectors; or behaviours – smoking, drinking – obesity, linked to diabetes, heart disease and cancer. These approaches only go so far. Creating the conditions for people to lead flourishing lives, and thus empowering individuals and communities, is key to reduction of health inequalities. In addition to the scale of material success, your position in the social hierarchy also directly affects your health, the higher you are on the social scale, the longer you will live and the better your health will be. As people change rank, so their health risk changes. What makes these health inequalities unjust is that evidence from round the world shows we know what to do to make them smaller. This new evidence is compelling. It has the potential to change radically the way we think about health, and indeed society.

Getting In The Gap

Author: Wayne Dyer
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401919405
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Getting In The Gap from the Author: Wayne Dyer. Outlines a program of meditation for allowing one's mind to get into the gap between thoughts and make conscious contact with the divine and the creative energy of life.

From Mind The Gap To Closing The Gap

ISBN: 9789279486685
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From Mind The Gap To Closing The Gap from the Author: . This paper looks at the growth stagnation in Europe since the beginning of the crisis, and places it in the light of the longer-term growth slowdown since the 1990s, as well as the projections forward for the remainder of the decade. Using a growth accounting approach, we compare the sources of the growth gap before and since the crisis. We observe a particularly rapid decline in the contributions of employment and total factor productivity to output growth. The projections to 2020 show that there is a continued large negative growth contribution from total factor productivity, which appears unsustainable. Looking at the growth gap relative to the United States, we find that while ICT capital intensity in Europe has largely converged on the US, the productivity effects were severely impacted by the crisis, especially because of a drop in the returns-to-scale from ICT use in non-ICT producing sectors. In the final part of the paper we focus on one key area to narrow (or even close) the TFP growth gap, by focusing on a shift in investment towards intangible (or knowledge) assets, such as ICT, innovative property and economic competencies. We find that at present the intensity of intangible investment in Europe is still much lower than in the United States. In the final section of the paper we draw conclusions with regard to the policy setting to revive long-term productivity growth through supporting the shift in its asset composition towards knowledge assets, notably the need to complete the single market in services, especially in the digital economy.