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Destructive conflicts arise in large and small businesses, government bodies, non-profits, law enforcement agencies and other organizations that affect the ability of individuals to be fully productive and comfortable in their work. Managers and rank-and-file employees alike usually lack the skills and training to resolve conflicts to their satisfaction and for the good of their organization. In “Win at Work! The Everyone Wins Approach to Conflict Resolution, Diane L. Katz, Ph.D., reviews many of the causes of conflict and explains why attempts to resolve them often fail.
Goodbye my love I have loved you for a lifetimeI have loved youfrom the top down - the misty tips of your mountain range andfrom ground up - the slippery stones in your river bottomI have loved youfrom the voices of the children echoing"that's what little girls are made of, sugar and spice and all that's nice" and"slugs and snails and puppy dogs tails, that's what little boys are made of"my love knew no bounds
This year's 40th Annual CBC Legislative Conference also comes during the 40th Anniversary of the release of Shirley Chisholm's acclaimed autobiography Unbought and Unbossed. The book, which was re-released in an expanded edition this year with supplements from Donna Brazile and Shola Lynch, will be featured at the ALC Author's Pavilion in the Washington Convention Center.
Poets & Passion, the Caribbean Cultural Theatre monthly celebration of the work of Caribbean writers, kicks off its fifth season with award winning writers Marlon James and Tiphanie Yanique at the Downtown Brooklyn campus of St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, on Friday, October 15 at 7pm. Mr. James, who will be launching the paperback edition of his debut novel, John Crow's Devil, is the recipient of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction for his critically acclaimed 2009 novel The Book of Night Women. Ms. Yanique, who has been a regular supporter of the Poets & Passion Series, has recently copped the 2010 Rona Jaffe Award for her first book, How To Escape Form A Leper Colony.
Award winning actor, author, and educator, Andrene Bonner makes the 9th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival a stop on her unusual book tour. She presents her first novel, Olympic Gardens and pay tribute to one of her mentors, the Honorable Rex Nettleford at the popular food fest on Sunday, November 14, 2010. Olympic Gardens tells the story of a young Jamaican boy, Roderick Brissett who was abandoned in Montego Bay by his white American father and later banished to Kingston by his Jamaican mother. He was relegated to a life of servitude and denied an education. It was within the abyss of such harsh realities that he had to seek some semblance of joy to help him to survive, grow, and find his place in the world. Ironically, the Olympic Gardens story, a trilogy, parallels the life story of the esteemed Nettleford.
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