Winner of the Axiom Award for best leadership book Praise for Dr. Alan S. Gregerman and Surrounded by Geniuses "No one needs a 'me-too' anything-great companies learn to transform customers into fans. Surrounded by Geniuses can help you begin your quest for the next great idea. It is an important and enjoyable read." -Vernon H. Hill, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Commerce Bank "Dr. Gregerman has made an important contribution to our understanding of the power of each of us and our organizations to innovate, create, and do so much more. His ideas are clear, concrete, and surprising in their originality. Surrounded by Geniuses is a book for anyone struggling to get beyond incremental thinking." -Dan Scheinman, General Manager, Cisco Media Solutions Group, Cisco Systems How many times have you arrived at work, exchanged greetings with your colleagues, attended a meeting or two, and then sat down at your desk overcome by the incredible feeling that you were surrounded by geniuses? If you're like most people, caught up in the stress of work and everyday life, the answer is a resounding "never!" But that's all about to change. In Surrounded by Geniuses, Alan Gregerman presents a revolutionary guide to personal, professional, and organizational success based on two powerfully simple ideas: First, that there is genius hidden in all of us. And second, that we are surrounded by a world filled with genius that can be used to transform any company or organization in order to deliver compelling customer value. So grab your curiosity and your most comfortable shoes. It's time for a remarkable trip to your future success! Visit the Surrounded by Geniuses blog for more ideas and insight on unlocking brilliance in yourself, your colleagues, and your organization. www.alangregerman.typepad.com
Practitioners in informal science settings-museums, after-school programs, science and technology centers, media enterprises, libraries, aquariums, zoos, and botanical gardens-are interested in finding out what learning looks like, how to measure it, and what they can do to ensure that people of all ages, from different backgrounds and cultures, have a positive learning experience. Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments, is designed to make that task easier. Based on the National Research Council study, Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits, this book is a tool that provides case studies, illustrative examples, and probing questions for practitioners. In short, this book makes valuable research accessible to those working in informal science: educators, museum professionals, university faculty, youth leaders, media specialists, publishers, broadcast journalists, and many others.
This book is for humans only, especially if the color of your blood is red. "Officer Beth" talks about the Brave, the Cowards, and the true Survivors of Earth and gives tough love-life directions. She's a true life survivor as a San Francisco Police Veteran with near-miss death situations and her Marine Mom's emotional survival story will move any human. Officer Beth writes from her heart and she leaves footprints in yours. There's Judge Judy, there's Dr. Laura, and here's Officer Beth, Officer of the Peace. Who do you trust the most in giving you directions when you're lost, frustrated, or confused? *A Veteran Police Officer? *A 2-time Combat Marine Mom? *A Billionaire bodyguard? Or *A Las Vegas Dealer? ASK OFFICER BETH She'll tell you where to go
Part of the bestselling Surrounded by Idiots series! In Surrounded by Setbacks, internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson turns his attention to a universal problem: what to do when things go wrong. Too often it seems like our dreams and ambitions—whether it’s finally getting that corner office, lacing up your running shoes again, or building a flourishing relationship with your partner—are derailed by one roadblock or another. So how do we learn to take setbacks in stride and still achieve our goals? In Surrounded by Setbacks, Erikson answers that question. Using simple, actionable steps, Erikson helps readers identify the “why” behind their goal, create a concrete plan towards achieving it, and—most importantly—avoid many of the most common pitfalls that derail us when we attempt something new. The simple 4-color behavior system that made Surrounded by Idiots revolutionary now helps readers reflect on how they respond to adversity, giving them the self-awareness to negotiate the inevitable obstacles of life with confidence.
How did the ancient Hebrew writers understand their emotional experiences of being in distress? Were their feelings similar to those of an English speaker who feels down, or were there other embodied experiences they used to make sense of physical, social, and emotional distress? This research establishes a cognitive linguistic methodology for addressing these questions, and investigates the use of embodied experiences of VERTICALITY, CONSTRAINT, FORCE, DARKNESS, and BAD TASTE in the conventional language of classical Hebrew lament to understand and reason about situations of distress.
Part of the bestselling Surrounded by Idiots series! #1 internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson shows readers how to identify and avoid the psychopaths around them. Charming, charismatic, and delightful or manipulative, self-serving, and cunning? Psychopaths are both and that’s exactly what makes them dangerous. Bestselling author of the international phenomenon Surrounded by Idiots, Thomas Erikson reveals how to identify the psychopaths in your life and combat their efforts to control and manipulate. Using the same simple four-color system of behavior classification that made Surrounded by Idiots so popular, Surrounded by Psychopaths teaches readers how to deal with psychopaths in their lives by becoming aware of their own behavior and their weaknesses. Vivid example stories illustrate ways that psychopaths can take advantage of various behavior types, helping readers identify their own weaknesses and be proactive about protecting themselves. Erikson outlines some of the most common forms of manipulation used by psychopaths—and others—to influence those around them. Since manipulation can often be a feature of ordinary, non-psychopathic relationships, the book also includes practical methods and techniques to help readers confront controlling people and rehabilitate negative relationships into mutually respectful ones. By understanding your behavior as well as the tendencies and strategies of psychopaths, Surrounded by Psychopaths will teach you to protect yourself from manipulative influence in your workplace, social life, and family.
A sassy woman who knows what she wants. A shifter who accidentally gives it to her. Lillian Caldwell has eyes on her ridiculously handsome neighbor who also happens to be one of the men who recently bought her family’s land. Unfortunately, that now makes him her new boss. Not that this change of events will make her view him any differently. She has big plans for this man, including the getting-him-horizontal variety, and she always gets what she wants. She’ll find a way to make her cranky new boss purr…and maybe get a little something else in return. Jack Woods knows he’s a jerk who’s made a lot of mistakes, but who can blame him? He’s a living, breathing mythical creature on an incredibly short leash. Most of his brothers have created a balance between their animalistic side and the normal world, but he can’t seem to stop being so cynical. His recent discovery of an old family secret may shed new light on his dark path, but his attempts to dig further are thwarted when he’s forced to work with Lillian. Oh, she’s gorgeous alright, but she’s an even bigger pain-in-the-ass- than he is, constantly pushing his buttons and ignited his desire. They have no choice but to work together, but a night of drunken passion turns these enemies into more than just lovers. Now they must find a way to cope with the consequences without killing each other first. All’s fair in love and…an unplanned mating.
She’s a virgin…he’s a virile shifter who craves her. Krista Owens is a new attorney who works too much and plays too little, so it’s no surprise that she’s completely awkward around people, especially men. When her colleague requests her assistance for a month on the Woods estate, she’s eager to jump right in and prove herself. The fact that the men are all hunky lumberjacks entices her for a completely different reason. She now has two goals on this trip…show how good she is at her job…and finally lose her virginity. Toby Woods doesn’t want anything to do with the new attorney coming to help because things got dicey among him and his brothers the last time a woman was brought onto the estate. There’s something about her, though, that calls to him. He can’t deny he wants her, and when his brothers begin to fight over her, his feral side is ignited. He’ll stop at nothing to claim her as his. What starts out as a purely physical arrangement turns into a tantalizing trap of hearts and souls, but when Toby discovers this was all a setup, no one is safe from his wrath. Krista doesn’t realize just how much she is the babe in the Woods…
Part of the bestselling Surrounded by Idiots series! Internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson shares the secrets of dealing with everyday narcissists. Are the narcissists in your life making you miserable? Are you worn out by their constant demands for attention, their absolute conviction they are right (even when they’re clearly not), their determination to do whatever they want (regardless of the impact), and their baffling need to control everyone and everything around them? In this thought-provoking, sanity-saving book, Thomas Erikson helps you understand what makes narcissists tick and, crucially, how to handle them without wearing yourself out in the process. With the help of the simple, four-color behavioral model made famous in Surrounded by Idiots, Erikson provides all the tools you need to manage not just the narcissists around you but everyday narcissistic behaviors as well–something that is becoming more widespread in the age of social media. Engaging and practical, Surrounded by Narcissists will help you free yourself from the thrall of others' toxic agendas so you can pursue a happier, more fulfilling and successful life.
A dangerous desire hidden in the Woods… Josh Woods has a dark family secret. He and his brothers are mountain lion shifters with an overpowering instinct to mate with any available woman, but once mated, it’s for life. They can never risk an unwanted union, which means they can’t leave their timber estate or allow single women on the property. When their beautiful new attorney arrives, Josh assumes his attraction is purely physical since there’s no way an unattached woman would’ve been granted access. He just doesn’t understand why his reaction to her is so visceral and downright carnal. As a lawyer, Mikaela Patterson is used to eccentric requests, but her new clients’ requirement is the craziest one she’s ever heard. No single women allowed on the estate? Guess she’ll have to keep her recently broken engagement a secret. Her personal life is really none of their business anyway. But when she meets Josh, there’s instant heat. Now, she must resist the sexy man to keep up the ruse, even with him tempting her beyond all reason. What starts out as a purely professional trip turns into one of the hottest experiences of her life. But when hidden truths are exposed, Mikaela finds herself surrounded by the feral Woods brothers who want her in every way. Will Josh be able to protect her from his family without claiming her himself? After all, they’ve already lost one brother to a forbidden encounter…
Surrounded by Miracles is a modern-day collection of events that happened to the author, his family, and his friends. It is meant to encourage the average person that God is alive and active in the everyday lives of common people just like you. God provided jobs, bread to the hungry, money, and deliverance from flood, terrorism, and death. What he did for us he can do for you with faith.