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Morris County Library New Non-Fiction

Newsletter #438 -  1/27/2023
Here is a selection of new non-fiction that we have added to our collection. If any of these titles sparks your interest, just click on the title to be taken to our online catalog for more information. Happy reading!
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1) 30 animals that made us smarter: stories of the natural world that inspired human ingenuity
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Aryee, Patrick
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"Accompanying a new series of the hit BBC podcast, a fascinating exploration of how the animal world has inspired human progress via new inventions and solutions that impact our daily lives. Did you know that mosquitoes' mouthparts are helping to develop pain-free surgical needles? Who'd have thought that the humble mussel could inspire so many useful things, from plywood production to a 'glue' that cements the crowns on teeth and saves unborn babies...
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2) Banksy
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Antonelli, Stefano
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"Banksy is the world's greatest practitioner of street art. His work has always been political, involving pointed critiques of inequality, injustice, consumerism, and the establishment, yet no one knows his identity. He is an exemplary case of fame and notoriety built upon absence and anonymity. His relationship with the art market is also complex: marked by mocking hostility while being one of the most marketable and most collected contemporary artists"--...
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3) Bicycling with butterflies: my 10,201-mile journey following the monarch migration
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Dykman, Sara
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"Outdoor educator and field researcher Sara Dykman made history when she became the first person to bicycle alongside monarch butterflies on their storied annual migration--a round-trip adventure that included three countries and more than 10,000 miles. Equally remarkable, she did it solo, on a bike cobbled together from used parts. Her panniers were recycled buckets. In Bicycling with Butterflies, Dykman recounts her incredible journey and the dramatic...
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4) Bloom: the secrets of growing flowering houseplants year-round
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Steinkopf, Lisa Eldred
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"Bloom is the only modern guide to cultivating flowering houseplants that includes insider secrets to encourage these beautiful plants to bloom and thrive"--
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5) Bold ventures: thirteen tales of architectural tragedy
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Broeck, Charlotte Van den
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"A prize-winning Belgian poet explores the nature of creative endeavor-the godlike ambition, the crushing defeat of failure-through the stories of thirteen tragic architects. In thirteen fascinating chapters, Charlotte Van den Broeck goes in search of buildings that were fatal to their architects-architects who either killed themselves or are rumored to have done so. They range across time and space from a church with a twisted spire in seventeenth-century...
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6) Deep learning with TensorFlow and Keras: build and deploy supervised, unsupervised, deep, and reinforcement learning models
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Kapoor, Amita
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7) Diary of a misfit: a memoir and a mystery
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Parks, Casey
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"When Casey Parks came out as a lesbian in college back in 2002, she assumed her life in the rural South was over. Her mother shunned her, and her pastor asked God to kill her. But then Parks' grandmother, a stern conservative who grew up picking cotton,shared a story about her childhood friend, Roy Hudgins, a musician who was allegedly kidnapped as a baby and was "a woman who lived as a man." "Find out what happened to Roy," Casey's grandma implored....
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8) Engineering in plain sight: an illustrated field guide to the constructed environment
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Hillhouse, Grady
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"This illustrated book extends the field guide genre from natural phenomena to human-made structures, making their design and construction approachable and understandable to non-engineers. Readers will learn to identify characteristics of the electrical grid, roadways, railways, bridges, tunnels, waterways, and more"--
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9) Evolutions in bread: artisan pan breads and dutch-oven loaves at home
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Forkish, Ken
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Approachable to the home baker, while still being chock-full of expert knowledge and all-new recipes, Evolutions in Bread covers same-day loaves, overnight cold-proof doughs, and classic levains. Forkish shares the secrets he has learned for making sourdough starter that's more flour efficient while also exploring classic breads and enriched doughs, such as Japanese Milk Bread and Brioche.
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10) Focused fundraising: how to Raise Your Sights and Overcome Overload
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Cannon, Christopher M
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"Fundraisers and their employers play an essential part in the fabric of society. Too often, resources are scarce, priorities are shifting, and efforts are ineffective or inefficient. This book will provide the reader with the tools needed to tackle their challenges and increase their impact on their nonprofit missions. The theme of this book is learning to focus in an age of heightened distraction to deliver better results. The authors' approach...
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11) Fragile futures: the uncertain economics of disasters, pandemics, and climate change
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Tanzi, Vito
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"This book revisits a distinction introduced in 1921 by economists Frank Knight and John Maynard Keynes: that between statistically predictable future events ("risks") and statistically unpredictable, uncertain events ("uncertainties"). Governments have generally ignored the latter, perceiving phenomena such as pandemics, natural disasters, and climate change as uncontrollable Acts of God. As a result, there has been little if any preparation for...
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12) Future stories: what's next?
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Christian, David
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"The future is uncertain, a bit spooky, possibly dangerous, maybe wonderful. We cope with this never-ending uncertainty by telling stories about the future, future stories. How do we construct those stories? Where is the future, the place where we set those stories? Can we trust our future stories? And what sort of futures do they show us? This book is about future stories and future thinking, about how we prepare for the future. Think of it as a...
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13) Great short books: a year of reading--briefly
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Davis, Kenneth C
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An entertaining guide to some of the best short novels of all time looks at works from the eighteenth century to the present day, spanning multiple genres, cultures, and countries. --
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14) Gun barons: the weapons that transformed America and the men who invented them
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Bainbridge, John
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"John Bainbridge, Jr.'s Gun Barons is a narrative history of six charismatic and idiosyncratic men who changed the course of American history through the invention and refinement of repeating weapons. Love them or hate them, guns are woven deeply into the American soul. Names like Colt, Smith & Wesson, Winchester, and Remington are legendary. Yet few people are aware of the roles these men played at a crucial time in United States history, from westward...
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15) Homage: recipes and stories from an Amish soul food kitchen
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Scott, Chris
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"A narrative cookbook with 100 Amish Soul Food recipes"--
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16) The hot seat: a year of outrage, pride, and occasional games of college football
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Mathis-Lilley, Ben
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17) Hysterical: a memoir
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Bassist, Elissa
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"Equal parts medical mystery, cultural criticism, and rallying cry, writer Elissa Bassist shares her journey to reclaim her authentic voice in a culture that doesn't listen to women. Between 2016 and 2018, Elissa Bassist saw over twenty medical professionals for a variety of mysterious ailments. Bassist had what millions of American women had: pain that didn't make sense to doctors, a body that didn't make sense to science, a psyche that didn't make...
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18) Investing in the era of climate change
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Usher, Bruce
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"Climate change is an increasingly well understood problem: modern economies are emitting greenhouse gases at an unprecedented rate, leading to a higher concentration of gases in the atmosphere and a rapid warming of the planet. Most investors understand this, but they have waited for government policy on climate change to provide guidance on where to allocate capital. That is now changing. Investment capital is rapidly moving out of assets that contribute...
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19) Lead to win: how to be a powerful, impactful, influential leader in any environment
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Harris, Carla A
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"In this much-needed book, powerhouse Carla Harris examines the journey from individual contributor to leader. She targets the essential skills necessary to succeed, like the importance of taking risks, creating a vision, and leveraging assets like relationships and partnerships. At the heart of this book are her eight pearls of Intentional Leadership - authenticity, building trust, creating other leaders, creating clarity, diversity, innovation,...
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20) Learning functional programming: managing code complexity by thinking functionally
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Widman, Jack
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21) Node.js: novice to ninja
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Buckler, Craig
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Node.js: Novice to Ninja is your hands-on guide to learning everything needed to build a professional web application using Node.js, the hugely popular open-source, cross-platform, back-end JavaScript runtime environment. You'll start off by getting familiar with the basics--installation and building your first apps--before moving onto more advanced concepts, including debugging, asynchronous programming, using Express.js, working with databases,...
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22) NYC Storefronts: illustrations of the Big Apple's best-loved spots
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Holland, Joel
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23) Progressive conservatism: how Republicans will become America's natural governing party
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Buckley, F. H
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"The Republican Party can recover from the shellacking of 2020 and become America's natural governing party by returning to its roots as the party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower. It must champion the common good and the American ideals of equality and liberty that are opposed by a Democratic party that seeks to divide Americans by race and gender. The GOP must also become the party of the American Dream, the idea that whoever you...
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24) Sonorous desert: what deep listening taught early Christian monks--and what it can teach us
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Haines-Eitzen, Kim
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"Deserts have a long religious history. Think of the biblical stories of the ancient Israelites migrating through deserts after they had been freed from slavery in Egypt, and the stories from the New Testament of Jesus being tempted in the desert. Early Christian monks and hermits were deeply influenced by such stories, drawing from them the lesson that the desert is an important place. It's the place to which one flees the cacophony and distractions...
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25) Subversive habits: Black Catholic nuns in the long African American freedom struggle
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Williams, Shannen Dee
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"In this groundbreaking study, Shannen Dee Williams offers the first full historical treatment of Black Catholic sisters in the United States. Drawing upon a host of untapped sources, including previously sealed church records and oral histories, Subversive Habits recovers Black sisters' lives and labors as pioneering Black religious leaders, educators, healthcare professionals, desegregation foot soldiers, Black power activists, and womanist theologians....
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26) The abolitionist's journal: the memories of an American antislavery family
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Richardson, James
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"The Abolitionist's Journal is a skillfully researched and deeply engrossing story centering on the life and times of the author's great-great grandfather, George Richardson (1824-1911)--a fervently abolitionist preacher who offered shelter to runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad, served as a chaplain in the Union Army during the Civil War, and founded a school in Texas for freed black slaves after the war, which still stands today as a testament...
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27) The abridged guide to U.S. Special Forces skills, tactics, and techniques
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McCullough, Jay
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28) The big Texas cookbook
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"The editors of Texas Monthly celebrate the ever-evolving culinary landscape of the Lone Star State in this stunning cookbook, featuring more than 100 recipes, gorgeous color photos, and insightful essays. When it comes to food, Texas may be best known for its beloved barbecue and tacos. But at more than 29 million people, the state is one of the most culturally diverse in America--and so is its culinary scene. From the kolaches introduced by Czechs...
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29) The core 3 healthy eating plan: discover the simple, sustainable way to lose weight, feel great, and enjoy food freedom!
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Moskovitz, Lisa
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"Weight loss and weight management doesn't need to be restrictive, complicated, or damaging to your relationship with food or your body. Now, you can stop the cycle of fad, yoyo dieting, weight loss followed by weight gain, and obsessing over your calorie intake and embrace a new way of eating that lets you lose weight-and keep it off-long term. Created by Lisa Moskovitz, a registered dietitian, and backed by science, The Core 3 Weight Loss Plan is...
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30) The emotions of God: making sense of a God who hates, weeps, and loves
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Lamb, David T
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"The God of the Bible is emotional. But for some Christians, the idea of God experiencing deep emotions can be confusing and problematic. In this rich study, Biblical scholar David Lamb examines seven divine emotions, arguing for the goodness of God's emotions, so that we might better know and reflect the beauty of emotion to the world"--
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31) The mind of the censor and the eye of the beholder: the First Amendment and the censor's dilemma
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Corn-Revere, Robert
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"Pity the plight of poor Anthony Comstock. The man H.L. Mencken described as "the Copernicus of a quite new art and science," who literally invented the profession of anti-obscenity crusader in the waning days of the 19th century, ultimately got, as legendary comic Rodney Dangerfield would say, "no respect, no respect at all." As head of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice and special agent for the U.S. Post Office under a law that popularly...
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32) Truthenomics: the science of allowing abundance through honesty
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Powell, Gerard Armond
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"For anyone who is struggling to make ends meet, to save for college or retirement, or just to pay the rent, Truthenomics offers a holistic guide to looking at money in a new way. The author shows how money scripts that we learn in our childhood hold us back or establish negative patterns of thinking or acting. He shows readers how to change their money scripts and approach finances in a more positive way"--
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33) Two old broads: stuff you need to know that you didn't know you needed to know
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Hecht, M. E
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Comedian Whoopi Goldberg’s no-holds-barred humor about growing older along with expert aging wisdom from trailblazing orthopedic surgeon M. E. Hecht empower you to enjoy a healthier, happier second half of life.
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34) Walk with me New York: the beauty of New York through the lens of Susan Kaufman
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Kaufman, Susan
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"For some people, New York City exists only in their imaginations, a big-screen beacon of wonder and twenty-four seven delight. For others, it's a dream destination: the diverse urban center where they will finally feel they belong. And still for many, it's the place they already call home. No matter how you view New York, longtime fashion editor and photographer Susan Kaufman will help you see the city with fresh, appreciative eyes. As she travels...
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35) Water always wins: thriving in an age of drought and deluge
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Gies, Erica
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"Water Always Wins transports us around the world and back through time, exposing us to better ways to live with water. Gies introduces us to water experts the world over as they search for clues to water's past and present, using close observation, historical research, ancient animal and human wisdom, and cutting-edge science to effect change. We become more aware of the ways in which modern civilizations speed water away, erasing its slow phases...
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36) What we wish were true: reflections on nurturing life and facing death
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Quinn, Tallu Schuyler
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"Profound essays on nurturing life while facing a terminal diagnosis, from the dedicated humanitarian and young mother whose writings The New York Times called "nothing less than a master class in how to be fully human". "I am holding both my hope and my grief together in the same hands. It is a loose hold, looser than I am accustomed to. My love is so much bigger than me." Nonprofit leader and minister Tallu Schuyler Quinn has spent her adult life...
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37) Why we meditate: the science and practice of clarity and compassion
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Goleman, Daniel
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"WHY WE MEDITATE by Daniel Goleman, the New York Times-bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and many other books, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche, an internationally recognized and beloved spiritual guide in the Tibetan Buddhist community, presents scientifically backed and time-proven Eastern meditation practices that offer an antidote to the forces of frenzy and stress that awash us"--
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38) Wild maps for curious minds: 100 new ways to see the natural world
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Higgins, Mike
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Which nations have launched animals into space? Where are the world's cat people? How many humans live in high-risk zones for natural disasters? How far do you have to travel to hug all fifteen of the world's oldest trees? Where in the world do snakes live--or better yet, where can you avoid them?! Find the thought-provoking answers to these questions and many more in Wild Maps for Curious Minds. This infographic atlas of nature's most impressive...
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39) Winning with underdogs: how hiring the least likely candidates can spark creativity, improve service, and boost profits for your business
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Winch, Gil
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"How do we end workplace exclusion, boost businesses profits, strengthen our communities, and make significant inroads toward social justice? By changing the way we regard, manage, and engage our current and future employees. This book shows how. In today's workplace, too many marginalized groups--the disabled, ex-convicts, senior citizens, the shy and anxious, various minorities--are underrepresented. And yet, workplaces often struggle to find enough...
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40) You coach you: how to overcome challenges at work and take control of your career
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Tupper, Helen
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Are you at a standstill in your career? Have you run out of the motivation to fix problems at work? Do you feel like you aren't where you thought you'd be by this point, or have you already got to where you wanted to be and realised it isn't bringing you joy? The most successful people have always benefitted from professional coaching to help them develop their careers, solve dilemmas and get them through challenging moments. Now, in You Coach You,...
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