Meyer & Meyer Premium-At Meyer Meyer we make no compromises to present the best in sports content. Go for Gold! Creative Soccer Training is the sequel to the top-selling book, The Soccer Games and Drills Compendium. The authors have extended their realistic training approach to present 350 new and innovative training exercises. With its tried and tested format, Creative Soccer Training continues and enhances the practice-oriented methods outlined in the Games and Drills Compendium, but in this book the methods are developed for more ambitious and advanced players. The creative training areas are divided into: - Training exercises-passing and ball control, shot on goal and exploitation, tackling and transitioning, chasing and capturing, cognition and perception, preorientation and over-the-shoulder glance - Games-opening techniques and game start variations, rondos and possession, ball circulation and flow, color and adversary games, target areas and target zones, seams and vertical play, action speed and playing ability, game ideas and rule variations, playing fields and zone rules - Competitive games-1-on-1, 2-on-2, and team against team - Athletic training-activation, self-massage, corrective exercises, sling training - Creative coaching tips-support for training and competition management Augmented with invaluable games and drills, this new collection of training exercises provides a continued and differentiated foundation for creative, versatile, and modern soccer training with advanced players.
Still Moving: How to Lead Mindful Change sets out an innovative approach for guiding organisations and indeed entire systems through ongoing, disruptive change. It combines Deborah Rowland´s own rigorous research into change and its leadership with insights from her extensive field experience helping major global corporations including GlaxoSmithKline, RWE and Shell achieve lasting change with increased productivity, employee engagement and responsible societal impact. It is filled with helpful inspiring stories of leadership and change from the real world and, bravely, the author´s own personal journey. Challenging leaders to cultivate both their inner and outer skills necessary for success, Still Moving weaves together the ´´being´´ and ´´doing´´ of states of leading change and emphasises the importance of a mindful stance and deep systemic perception within a leader. With the goal of collaborative, sustainable change, the book delves into a variety of important topics, including present-moment awareness, intentional response, edge and tension and emergent change. Compelling and provocative, Still Moving questions the conventional wisdom of much change theory and asks that leaders first work on their inner source in order to more effortlessly change the world around them.
Vision without action is like a sports car without an engine; it may be attractive, but it won´t take you anywhere. Although it looks like a simple formula - vision plus action equals success - if it really were so easy, why aren´t we all achieving our very best right now? Success in today´s quickly changing world requires commitment and an understanding of 12 essential conceptual skills. It takes a solid philosophy and an inspired coach. Lifetime Strategies for Personal Effectiveness and Garrison Krause are the course and the coach you need. With them, learn to follow the Master´s Path to personal excellence and outstanding achievement. Translate your vision into action and focus on your goals while making effective decisions through enhanced intuition and perception skills. Let Garrison Krause help you learn to: Be more so you can have more Recognize exactly what you want and exactly how to get it Become an effective leader so others will follow you willingly Leave behind a non-productive past in order to organize a meaningful future Express yourself effectively by sharing your ideas with others Meet life´s challenges and overcome even the most vexing obstacles Focus clearly on your natural talents and abilities Prioritize your goals to your greatest benefit Originate innovative ideas, options, and solutions Transform self-defeating ideas into productive ones Bring balance to even the most scattered existence With Lifetime Strategies for Personal Effectiveness - a compelling and pertinent blend of ancient wisdom and cutting-edge advice - Garrison Krause illustrates the importance of backing your vision of life with practical action. With simple, yet life-changing exercises, and powerful focusing techniques, he helps you get to where you want to go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Garrison Krause. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ntgl/000322/bk_ntgl_000322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This volume is the first English language presentation of the innovative approaches developed in the aesthetics of religion. The chapters present diverse material and detailed analysis on descriptive, methodological and theoretical concepts that together explore the potential of an aesthetic approach for investigating religion as a sensory and mediated practice. In dialogue with, yet different from, other major movements in the field (material culture, anthropology of the senses, for instance), it is the specific intent of this approach to create a framework for understanding the interplay between sensory, cognitive and socio-cultural aspects of world-construction. The volume demonstrates that aesthetics, as a theory of sensory knowledge, offers an elaborate repertoire of concepts that can help to understand religious traditions. These approaches take into account contemporary developments in scientific theories of perception, neuro-aesthetics and cultural studies, highlighting the socio-cultural and political context informing how humans perceive themselves and the world around them. Developing since the 1990s, the aesthetic approach has responded to debates in the study of religion, in particular striving to overcome biased categories that confined religion either to texts and abstract beliefs, or to an indisputable sui generis mode of experience. This volume documents what has been achieved to date, its significance for the study of religion and for interdisciplinary scholarship.
To have, to be, and to appear: that is the topic of 24-year-old Vivian´s master´s thesis, an ambitious work that explores the role of gender in social, artistic, and intellectual pursuits. To gather her research, Vivian peppers her friends and classmates with a series of increasingly provocative questions guaranteed to spark the curiosity of anyone who has ever questioned why things are the way they are, particularly regarding the perception of gender between individuals and in society. Adventurous listeners are subsequently led through the same questions by a diverse quintet of characters: bisexual Korinna, a star tennis player and obsessive reader of Michel Foucault´s and Judith Butler´s theories of sexuality; Frauke, a lesbian doctoral student writing her dissertation about Christ´s foreskin; Frauke´s fiancée Angela, formerly Angelo, a Bible-reading Italian Catholic who considers himself a lesbian; and Hans, a self-described male feminist who believes that men suffer from ´´reproduction envy´´. Groundbreaking author Thomas Meinecke brings his innovative writing style to this arresting novel, sampling words and texts the way a disc jockey samples music, spinning seemingly disparate tunes into a single, glowing melody of human consciousness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004572/bk_brll_004572_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Love your imperfection! In today´s world, everyone has their own opinion about every other person on this planet. We are all bombarded with perception of us by our society, labeling us who we are, what we should do and what we should not do. It´s always about our imperfections and weakness, but never about how to innovate on those imperfections and raise our self-esteem and be a better person. Do you feel yourself to be inadequate in some ways? Do you feel hesitant about speaking up in public? Do you find it challenging to drive yourself to the accomplishment of your goals? Do you feel what I´m saying? If yes, then this book is your window to self-discovery, and the discovery of the path towards finding new and innovative ways to harness all those imperfections with which you´ve been striving to live till now. It´s the key to your happiness, because once you´ve found ways of using your imperfections to build your self-esteem, you´ll be a happier and more satisfied individual, with confidence in your own ability to transform your personality and your life. Listen on to embark on your voyage of discovery - a voyage that will take you across new horizons and new vistas of personal progression. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn in this book: Why is self-esteem so important? What are the key steps to creating a new self and building self-esteem? How to discover and work on your imperfections How does your body language and communication skills affect your image? How to learn and master the art of handling challenges How to translate efforts into success 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Fatania. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073595/bk_acx0_073595_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Art, Knowledge and Politics on the Eve of the Dutch Revolt Pieter Bruegel the Elder´s Fall of the Rebel Angels is the first comprehensive book on one of the most cherished masterpieces of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels. It argues that with his Fall of the Rebel Angels (1562) Pieter Bruegel (died 1569) turned a traditional devotional theme into an innovative commentary on his own time, and situates the painting within the early modern cultures of knowledge and collecting. More particularly, it exposes that many of the hybrid falling angels are carefully composed of naturalia and artificialia, as they were collected in art and curiosity cabinets of the time. Bruegel´s much noted emulation of Jheronymus Bosch was thus only part of his wider interest in collecting, inspecting, and imitating the artistic and natural world around him. This prompts an examination of the world at the time that Bruegel painted the Fall of the Rebel Angels: locally, in the urban and courtly centers of Antwerp and Brussels on the eve of the Dutch revolt, and globally, as the discovery of the New World irreversibly transformed the European perception of art and nature. Painted as a tale of hubris and pride, Bruegel´s masterpiece becomes a meditation on the potential and danger of man´s pursuit of art, knowledge and politics, a universal theme that has lost nothing of its power today. The lavishly illustrated book is based on extensive research sponsored by the Inter University Attraction Pool project P7/26 ´City and Society in the Low Countries (ca. 1200 - ca. 1850)´ (Federal Science Policy, Belgium)´.
In April 2004, an illegally leaked U.S. Army report thrust CACI, an information technology company, into the international spotlight by casting suspicion on a CACI employee for being ´´either directly or indirectly responsible´´ for the mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. At the same time, pictures from the abuses were shown on national television and tarnished anyone associated with Abu Ghraib - including CACI. What ensued was a media frenzy rarely seen by any company in recent decades. The media twisted the unsupported allegations into a guilty verdict without regard for the facts or the truth, creating a damning public perception of CACI. Our Good Name recounts how CACI battled to defend itself against erroneous and malicious reports by a rampaging media, how it responded to the wide-ranging government investigations, and how it overcame misplaced anger and criticism that put the company´s dedicated employees and excellent reputation - even its future - at risk. Faced with constant accusations, exaggerations, and false reports, CACI refused to allow the media storm and uninformed opportunists to drag it down. The company condemned the behavior depicted in the infamous prison photos. If any employee had been culpable of any wrongdoing, the company would respond forcefully and accordingly, but only adhering to the rule of law. There would be no witch hunts, no lynch mobs, and no kangaroo courts. Spearheaded by its long-time leader, chairman, president, and CEO Dr. J. Phillip London, the company mounted a concentrated campaign to address the allegations and make the facts known. CACI used innovative methods of crisis management and consistent communications to push back against the distortions and mistakes. CACI would also rely upon its long-established, proven culture of ethics and integrity to direct its activities and set the record straight. Our Good Name is CACI´s story of facing one of the bigge... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fleet Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011979/bk_adbl_011979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Queen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century and a pioneer of women´s and civil rights. Sarah Vaughan, a pivotal figure in the formation of bebop, influenced a broad array of singers who followed in her wake, yet the breadth and depth of her impact - not just as an artist but also as an African American woman - remain overlooked. Drawing from a wealth of sources as well as on exclusive interviews with Vaughan´s friends and former colleagues, Queen of Bebop unravels the many myths and misunderstandings that have surrounded Vaughan while offering insights into this notoriously private woman, her creative process, and, ultimately, her genius. Hayes deftly traces the influence that Vaughan´s singing had on the perception and appreciation of vocalists - not to mention women - in jazz. She reveals how, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Vaughan helped desegregate American airwaves, opening doors for future African American artists seeking mainstream success, while also setting the stage for the civil rights activism of the 1960s and 1970s. She follows Vaughan from her hometown of Newark, New Jersey, and her first performances at the Apollo to the Waldorf Astoria and on to the world stage, breathing life into a thrilling time in American music nearly lost to us today. Equal parts biography, criticism, and good old-fashioned American success story, Queen of Bebop is the definitive biography of a hugely influential artist. This absorbing and sensitive treatment of a singular personality updates and corrects the historical record on Vaughan and elevates her status as a jazz great. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006147/bk_harp_006147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.