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Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker)
Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker)
Publisher : Griffin
Published Date : 2010/05
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780312575939

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Alan Review (Young Adult) - Winter 2011
AY CATS - Series 2003 (And Ongoing)
Booklist Reviews 2010 August #1
VOYA Reviews 2010 October
PW Reviews 2010 May #5

Dana Hathaway doesn't know it yet, but she's in big trouble. When her mother, an alcoholic, shows up at her voice recital drunk, Dana decides she's had it with playing the role of her mother's keeper, so she packs her bags and travels to see her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the magical world of Faerie intersect. Dana is a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds. She has always known that her father is a big-deal Fae, but what she doesn't realize is that she could be the key to his rise in power. When she arrives in Avalon, Dana finds herself a pawn in the game of magical politics. Avalon is a place where both magic and technology work, and humans and Fae coexist in something resembling peace. How can she change the winds of fate, find a boyfriend, and make new friends when she's not sure who, if anyone, can be trusted?management for the margin trader* Spread betting on shares and indexes* Commodities for the first timer* Forex -- the world's biggest financial market* Spread betting on debt and interest rates* Technical Analysis* Finding your own trading style* Other types of spread bets* Further resourcesBD BE BF BG BH BI BJ BM BN BO BR BS BT BW BY BZ CC CD CF CG CH CI CK CL CM CN CO CR CS CU CV CX CY CZ DE DJ DK DM DO DZ EC EE EG EH ER ES ET FI FJ FK FM FO FR GA GD GE GF GH GI GL GM GN GP GQ GR GS GT GU GW GY HK HM HN HR HT HU ID IL IN IO IQ IR IS IT JM JO JP KE KG KH KI KM KN KP KR KW KY KZ LA LB LC LI LK LR LS LT LU LV LY MA MC MD MG MH MK ML MM MN MO MP MQ MR MS MT MU MV MW MX MY MZ NA NC NE NF NG NI NL NO NP NR NU OM PA PE PF PG PH PK PL PM PN PR PS PT PW PY QA RE RO RU RW SA SB SC SD SE SG SH SI SJ SK SL SM SN SO SR ST SV SY SZ TC TD TF TG TH TJ TK TL TM TN TO TR TT TV TW TZ UA UG UM UY UZ VA VC VE VG VI VN VU WF WS YE YT ZM ZWhas changed the management paradigm." - Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point "Martin advances a new concept that explains under performance and defensive routines. More importantly, it can be used to generate high organizational performance around difficult issues, and do so in such a way that the solutions not only work, they persevere.The book is full of concrete examples and stories that will grab the readers attention." - Chris Argyris, James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Organizational Behaviour at Harvard Business School "Full of provocative insights that strike so many chords of self-recognition. Martin doesn't just identify a common and deadly management failing but provides the road map to get out of the problem and win." -Tina Brown World-class consultant and business school dean Roger Martin leaps outside the box of contemporary management thinking to offer a provocative diagnosis of the problem that infects all too many organizations: the Responsibility Virus. Drawing upon his years of experience advising companies on strategy, planning and action, Martin shows how most poor decision-making begins at the level of individual behaviour. Because most of us will do anything to win, maintain control, and avoid embarrassment, we constantly adapt our behaviour to those around us. Trapped in this dynamic, we vacillate between taking charge and backing off, causing those around us to vacillate too. Over-responsible leaders need under-responsible followers.And under-responsible followers need over-responsible leaders. Each provides the energy the other needs to sustain their part of the Virus. The critical reality is that every one of us, in each specific situation, holds the power to stop the Virus in our own hands. All we have to do is refuse the opportunity presented to act over-responsibly or under-responsibly. With lively case studies based on real experience, Martin lays out the tools that all of us can put into practice as we contemplate business choices and decisions. His sophisticated and impassioned belief in the power of one will be required reading for any of us who think about how we function in organizations, from the boardroom to the mail room. In this book you will find tactics and personal strategies to overcome fear of failure and get everybody willing and able to take decisions for themselves. "Take-charge leadership is the stuff of Hollywood and history books. In most cases, such heroic leadership not only fails to inspire and engage, it produces passivity and alienation instead. Subordinates just stand back and watch." - Roger Martin

Table of Contents Introduction - Do We Need Another Hero?...p. 3 Section One: Dynamics of the Responsibility Virus Chapter One - Understanding the Responsibility Virus...p. 12 Chapter Two - Role of the Fear of Failure...p. 24 Chapter Three - Static and Dynamic Conservation of Responsibility...p. 34 Section Two: Costs of the Responsibility Virus Chapter Four - The Death of Collaboration...p. 45 Chapter Five - The Development of Mistrust and Misunderstanding...p. 55 Chapter Six - Atrophy of Choice-Making Skills...p. 66 Section Three: Tools for Inoculating Against the Virus Chapter Seven - The Choice Structuring Process...p. 77 Chapter Eight - The Frame Experiment...p. 95 Chapter Nine - The Responsibility Ladder...p.108 Chapter Ten - The Redefinition of Leadership and Followership...p.120 Section Four: Fighting the Responsibility Virus Chapter Eleven - Mired in Under-Responsibility ...p. 134 Chapter Twelve - Trapped in Over-Responsibility ...p. 144 Chapter Thirteen - The Challenge Facing Professionals...p. 155 Chapter Fourteen - The Challenge for Boards of Directors ...p. 166 Chapter Fifteen - Fighting the Virus in Everyday Life...p. 180 Conclusion - Recognizing and Fighting the Responsibility Virus...p. 193 Notes...p. 202