You Go First

This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

You Go First

Author: Erin Entrada Kelly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062414208

Page: 304

View: 171

Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s You Go First is an engaging exploration of family, bullying, spelling, art, and the ever-complicated world of middle school friendships. Her perfectly pitched tween voice will resonate with fans of Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale. Twelve-year-old Charlotte Lockard and eleven-year-old Ben Boxer are separated by more than a thousand miles. On the surface, their lives seem vastly different—Charlotte lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while Ben is in the small town of Lanester, Louisiana. Charlotte wants to be a geologist and keeps a rock collection in her room. Ben is obsessed with Harry Potter, presidential history, and recycling. But the two have more in common than they think. They’re both highly gifted. They’re both experiencing family turmoil. And they both sit alone at lunch. Over the course of a week, Charlotte and Ben—online friends connected only by a Scrabble game—will intersect in unexpected ways, as they struggle to navigate the turmoil of middle school. This engaging story about growing up and finding your place in the world by the Newbery Medal–winning author of Hello, Universe and the winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature will appeal to fans of Rebecca Stead and Rita Williams-Garcia.

You Go First

At school even though I was first at the slide, I said to Timothy, “You go first!” He
gave me a big smile. And when we lined up to go in from recess, I said to Gator, “
You go first!” even though I was line leader. Gator smiled. “You go first,” I said to ...

You Go First

Author: Mercer Mayer

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718030389

Page: 24

View: 980

The first book in the new Inspired Kids line featuring the famous Little Critter! Since 1975, Mercer Mayer has been writing and illustrating stories about Little Critter® and the antics he stumbles into while growing up. Thomas Nelson is thrilled to bring this beloved brand to the Christian market with the launch of Inspired Kids, a new line of faith-based books featuring Little Critter. In You Go First, Litter Critter loves being first—even if it hurts his family and friends. After several missteps, Little Critter learns that the secret to getting along is treating others the way he wants to be treated—which, in Little Critter’s case, means letting someone else be first.

Change Is Good You Go First

leaders, We knoW that Change is a fact Of life and We need to learn to manage it

Change Is Good   You Go First

Author: Mac Anderson

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492630446

Page: 112

View: 102

How does your team react to change? Do they dig in with their heels to resist it or do they welcome it with open arms? As leaders, we know that change is a fact of life and we need to learn to manage it before it manages us. A tall order? Not when you have the wisdom of two business icons, Mac Anderson and Tom Feltenstein, to show the way. This easy-to-use book will help you and your team stop conducting business as usual. Change is the key that unlocks the doors to growth and excitement in any organization. More importantly, without it...your competition will pass you by. You don't have a choice about change, but you do have a choice about how you and your team react to it. Don't wait another minute to inspire, motivate, and encourage your team to move forward and embrace change. Lead the way. You go first.

I Want to Go First

But Elphie really wants to go first. Luckily, he knows someone who can help. It's you! With real audience participation all the way through, this is the latest imaginative story from innovative picture book maker Richard Byrne.

I Want to Go First

Author: Richard Byrne


ISBN: 9780192749741

Page: 32

View: 476

In this playful and engaging new story from innovative picture book maker Richard Byrne, Elphie is lining up with the other elephants to start the long march to the watering hole at the back of the book. As the littlest elephant, he has to go last. But Elphie reallly wants to go first and heenlists the help of the reader to help him move up the queue. He almost manages it until the biggest elephant shuffles everyone back to their proper positions just as they arrive at the watering hole. But the watering hole is already occupied by a very, very big and very, very selfish elephant.Elphie's resourcefulness saves the day and on the long march home, the other elephants decide that Elphie should go . . . *SPOILER ALERT* . . . you'll just have to read the book to find out!

Essential Chinese for Travelers

They would stop at the door and say : “ You go first , you go first . ” Once a famous
writer felt fed up with people asking him to go first and told his group the following
story . A woman was pregnant for ten years and the baby was still not born .

Essential Chinese for Travelers

Author: Zhilong Fan

Publisher: China Books

ISBN: 9780835125758

Page: 196

View: 256

Essential Chinese for Travelers is a must for tourists, business people, and students traveling in China. The pocket-sized phrase book has over 2,000 useful words and phrases, plus an all new 60 page dictionary of commonly used vocabulary.

First Choices

jump' and that people in the queue would get angry and sometimes fights would
break out when others tried to do this. ... 'Go on,' said one of his friends, 'You
always want to be first, go first now and show us how it feels.' 'Come on, George
the ...

First Choices

Author: Margaret Collins

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849202230

Page: 152

View: 394

Includes CD-Rom Visit the author's own website here! 'Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile' - Bertrand Russell .. and teachers, parents and carers worry that the decisions that children and young people make might be unwise or dangerous. Decision making is a skill involving both a cognitive and an affective process. The ability to: " recognize the thoughts and feelings; " consider the consequences; " choose the best outcome; is a highly valued facility leading to resilience, achievement and responsibility. The skill can be taught and in these three volumes the authors provide all the materials needed to teach a course on decision making at each age level. The programme provides a menu of stories related to the real life experiences of the young people. Topics are selected to be age appropriate and the series includes: " Stealing; " Lying; " Social behaviours; " Risks; " Justice; " Loss,Grief and Bereavement; " Prejudice; " First love; " Disability; " Leaving home; " Family relationships. The teacher notes indicate 'stopping points' where reflection and discussion is encouraged. A choice of endings is offered or the young people can develop their own ideas about what might happen next. The course can be introduced at any age or used to develop the skills through school life from early years to the teens. 'The need to work with children to help them understand the complexity of the place and the relationships within which they are growing up is greater than ever. This programme of stories, developed through Circle Time, gives a clear and challenging context for this work to develop' - Support For Learning 'You'd be hard pushed to find a better decision making programme than this excellent set of books... This series will undoubtedly kick-start conversation, prod thinking and stimulate classroom debate' - Times Educational Supplement Magazine Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of infant and first schools. She is now Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on PSHE. Other books in the series include Tina Rae's Good Choices and Phil Carradice's Life Choices

You Go First

The prosecution of criminals is costly, and subject to errors.

You Go First

Author: Robin Christmann




View: 469

The prosecution of criminals is costly, and subject to errors. In contrast to adversarial court procedures, the prosecutor is regarded as an impartial investigator and aide to the judge in inquisitorial justice systems. We show in a sequential prosecution game of a Bayesian court that a strategic interaction between these two benevolent enforcement agents exists where each player hopes to freeride on the other one ́s investigative effort. This gives rise to inefficient equilibria with excessive operating and error costs. Moreover, we will demonstrate that our results are sensitive to the applied standard of proof and that, more disturbingly, the inefficient outcome becomes more probable when the conviction threshold is raised. Applying the concept of 'beyond reasonable doubt', we analyze the impact of the standard of proof and other legal policy instruments on type I and type II errors and operating costs.

Change Is Good You Go First

As leaders, we know that change is a fact of life, and we need to learn to manage it before it manages us. A tall order? Not when you have the wisdom of two business icons, Mac Anderson and Tom Feltenstein, to show the way.

Change Is Good    You Go First

Author: Tom Feltenstein

Publisher: Ignite Reads

ISBN: 9781492679509

Page: 128

View: 447

How does your team react to change? Do they dig in with their heels to resist it or do they welcome it with open arms? As leaders, we know that change is a fact of life and we need to learn to manage it before it manages us. A tall order? Not when you have the wisdom of two business icons, Mac Anderson and Tom Feltenstein, to show the way. This easy-to-use book will help you and your team stop conducting business as usual. Change is the key that unlocks the doors to growth and excitement in any organization. More importantly, without it...your competition will pass you by. You don't have a choice about change, but you do have a choice about how you and your team react to it. Don't wait another minute to inspire, motivate, and encourage your team to move forward and embrace change. Lead the way. You go first.

Standing in the Rainbow

“Do you think we should blow them up before we go?” asked Monroe, stalling for
time. “No Don't you remember what we said? If we blow them up first, somebody
might see them while we're climbing up.” “Oh, that's right.” “When we get to the ...

Standing in the Rainbow

Author: Fannie Flagg

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345478634

Page: 560

View: 268

Good news! Fannie’s back in town—and the town is among the leading characters in her new novel. Along with Neighbor Dorothy, the lady with the smile in her voice, whose daily radio broadcasts keep us delightfully informed on all the local news, we also meet Bobby, her ten-year-old son, destined to live a thousand lives, most of them in his imagination; Norma and Macky Warren and their ninety-eight-year-old Aunt Elner; the oddly sexy and charismatic Hamm Sparks, who starts off in life as a tractor salesman and ends up selling himself to the whole state and almost the entire country; and the two women who love him as differently as night and day. Then there is Tot Whooten, the beautician whose luck is as bad as her hairdressing skills; Beatrice Woods, the Little Blind Songbird; Cecil Figgs, the Funeral King; and the fabulous Minnie Oatman, lead vocalist of the Oatman Family Gospel Singers. The time is 1946 until the present. The town is Elmwood Springs, Missouri, right in the middle of the country, in the midst of the mostly joyous transition from war to peace, aiming toward a dizzyingly bright future. Once again, Fannie Flagg gives us a story of richly human characters, the saving graces of the once-maligned middle classes and small-town life, and the daily contest between laughter and tears. Fannie truly writes from the heartland, and her storytelling is, to quote Time, "utterly irresistible."

First Lady

... you will be released to a halfway house downtown Pittsburgh you will remain
there until you get a housing plan, where ... early to hear from you today, I said
that's because I have some very good news, she said so do I, I said well you go
first, ...

First Lady

Author: Mz. K.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469159503

Page: 136

View: 878

NaKira Diamond a high school girl from the suburbs of Pittsburgh meets a Kingpin who changes her miss goody goody life around. She becomes the First Lady of the game and he and their team treats her as such. She experiences lavish trips, shopping, expensive cars, big partying and a lot of respect. Her Kingpin Kill teaches her how to get money. When things turn ugly and she has to do some time in jail. She now has to protect herself stand her ground and maintain being respected all while still running the game on the streets from behind bars.

The Change Cycle

Score ten runs in an inning and you charitably let the other team get off the field
and take some more at-bats. The idea is to keep ... Less of that attitude Dilbert
memorialized with his classic line, “Change is good, you go first.” We're willing to

The Change Cycle

Author: Ann Salerno

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 157675782X

Page: 180

View: 687

However necessary, organizational change is likely to be angst ridden and frustrating to the workforce. The Change Cycle will help readers to more resourcefully cope with change at work by helping them understand and predict their behavior and the behavior of others. Authors Salerno and Brock teach readers about six predictable and sequential stages that accompany any sort of change. This model is firmly grounded in recent discoveries in social psychology and cognitive neuroscience, but is presented in a straightforward, conversational style peppered with humor. Salerno and Brock describe how we think, feel and act during each stage, utilizing stories of common work/life transitions and how organizations have successfully dealt with the challenges accompanying the stages. They offer tools and success strategies needed for individuals at all levels, helping them understand what they ought to expect, from themselves and others, as they move through each stage of The Change Cycle.

Get What You Want

Things go on like this for quite awhile until they finally reach the top rung of the
ladder. At this point, the Master stops, leans aside to make room for the
Apprentice to pass, and says, “Here, my friend, you go first.” In today's fast-paced,
workaday ...

Get What You Want

Author: Tony Burroughs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 193674029X

Page: 256

View: 876

Tony Burroughs was a young man living in Hawaii, when an older philosopher sage took him under his wing and became his mentor at an exotic fruit farm on the big island. Over a period of ten years, Tony learned how to farm as well as "The Information," a series of oral lessons, comprising a body of deep teachings about the very meaning of life, the history of mankind, and how to not just exist but to evolve and live a meaningful life filled with love, peace and abundance. A core teaching was in regard to intention-setting and Tony and two friends started a weekly circle to try it out. This first humble circle of three people had dramatic and life-changing effects that have resulted in Tony Burrough's life-long mission to guide others in the art of manifesting the best in themselves, their lives, and for the highest good of all. The tenet of Get What You Want is simple, powerful and profound: "that which you are reaching toward is also reaching out toward you." And, for the first time, Tony has gathered manhy of the key teachings of "The Information" into one book. Get What You Want shows how to set your intention to have that which you desire come to you as easily and effortlessly as possible.

The Power of Nice

Encouraging the Other Side to Make the First Offer How do you get them to go
first, especially when they want you to go first? And how do you do it without
ending up in a verbal standoff? “You go first!” “No, you go first!” “No way. I asked
you to ...

The Power of Nice

Author: Ronald M. Shapiro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118969669

Page: 288

View: 99

Learn to get what you want without burning bridges In this revised and updated edition of the renowned classic The Power of Nice, negotiations expert, sports agent, New York Times bestselling author, attorney, business leader and educator, Ron Shapiro, shares the key principles of effective negotiation through a combination of a time-tested process, anecdotes, and exercises. Drawing on his unparalleled experiences from the worlds of sports, law, business and politics, as well as dealing with life issues common to us all, Shapiro takes you through the steps of his systematic approach: The Three Ps, Prepare-Probe-Propose. Learn how to use the process to empower you in negotiations. Regardless of your level of experience or the extent of your confidence, you will get what you want while building stronger relationships for the future. This updated edition contains: Significant new material including an expanded view of its applicability to a broad array of business and life challenges a new streamlined version of the Preparation Checklist a more precise understanding of the concept of WIN-win forewords by Cal Ripken, Jr., and Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, and an Epilogue highlighting negotiation lessons from the life of Nelson Mandela The book also provides a link to reinforcement of its lessons through the website of the Shapiro Negotiations Institute. Whether you are negotiating with, among others, a customer or client, a boss or government official, or even setting a teenager's curfew or getting a last seat on an airplane, this invaluable guide will help you read the other side and bring the power of human psychology and a time-tested process to the negotiating table. If you're tired of uneven "compromise" and the feeling of being manipulated, turn the tables for good with The Power of Nice, and learn strength from the master himself.

The Plan As You Go Business Plan

You use past results of your own company first—if you have a company and you
have past results—and think through how and why ... Or use the reverse
telephone tree (see sidebar) to get help from people with more industry

The Plan As You Go Business Plan

Author: Tim Berry

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080425

Page: 270

View: 198

The principal author of Business Plan Pro, the country’s bestselling business plan software, simplifies the business planning process and reveals how to create business plans that grow with the business. Providing adequate guidance for every situation and every stage of business, readers are trained to ignore the traditional, formal cookie-cutter plans that other business planning resources offer and to focus on tailoring a plan to their company; allowing them to literally plan as they go and to, ultimately, steer their business ahead while saving time. Clear-cut instructions help business owners quickly build the type of plan that works for them—one that helps them take total control of their business, improve profits, raise capital, operate a profitable enterprise, and stay ahead of the competition. Very comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand, this business tool offers more than just the nuts and bolts of writing a business plan—the author also provides invaluable insight through real-life examples illustrating key points and avoidable mistakes as well as cutting-edge information for the 21st century entrepreneur. This guide is designed to be a reliable tool for those entering into the world of starting and owning their own business.

The City Trilogy

“Since you knew that the antidote for the loyalty pills is contained in this painting,
you must know its origin. Then ... Mother go first.” There was no help for it. Ah Ò (
chu) unfolded the piece of paper. Everyone pressed in for a closer look. On the ...

The City Trilogy

Author: Hsi-kuo Chang

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023150246X

Page: 464

View: 303

Taiwan's most innovative science fiction writer presents three tales of intrigue, espionage, betrayal, political strife, time travel, and Chinese history and mysticism. After thousands of years of civil unrest and countless wars, the weary Huhui people of Sunlon City have once again succumbed to a ruthless and overpowering enemy. In Five Jade Disks, the first book in the trilogy, the imperialistic Shan have enslaved the inhabitants of Sunlon City and imposed a harsh martial order. As the Shan fight to retain control of the restless Huhui natives, an unstable rebel alliance prepares to win back its homeland. Amidst the confusion of revolt, Miss Qi, a determined young girl, emerges as an unlikely leader. With the help of her friends and the loyal Green Snake Brotherhood, Miss Qi discovers that an ancient cult and its insidious and unusually powerful leader may hold the key to the rebels' victory—or may yet be the cause of their undoing. As she rushes to put the pieces together, the rebels, divided by internal factions, strive to band together in a heroic attempt to overthrow the Shan. The story continues in Defenders of the Dragon City. The Shan have been defeated, but the victory celebrations of the Huhui are quickly brought to an end. After deserting Sunlon City, the Shan regroup and return for one final and bitter attempt to destroy the weakened rebel forces. During their exile, the Shan turn their aggressions against the indigenous races of the Huhui planet, a colorful mix of peaceful tribes resembling serpents, eagles, and leopards. Forced into the war to save their remaining territory, the indigenous peoples join the Huhui in their continuing struggle against the Shan. The third novel, Tale of a Feather, opens with images of chaos and devastation. The conflict with the Shan has left the city in flames, and refugees are fleeing in droves through the main gates. Taking advantage of the turmoil, a ruthless dictator assumes control of the weak interim government and begins a treacherous campaign to eliminate his adversaries. In this volatile atmosphere, Miss Qi continues her desperate search to discover the origin of the mysterious Bronze Statue Cult and come to terms with the dark power it wields over her people. The trilogy, first published in Taiwan in the late 1980s and early 1990s and widely considered to be a modern classic, is now presented for the first time in English and in a single volume. In these allegorical tales, Chang confronts some of the most serious and divisive issues of our time, including the burden of history and the ravages of oppression, racism, and ethnic displacement.

Performing Under Pressure

Pressure Solution 21 YOUR FIRST ADVANTAGE The only requirement for using
this pressure solution is that you be in a ... If you want to depressurize the
moment, then: GO FIRST Studies of World Cup soccer and the National Hockey ...

Performing Under Pressure

Author: Hendrie Weisinger

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0804136734

Page: 320

View: 106

Nobody performs better under pressure. Regardless of the task, pressure ruthlessly diminishes our judgment, decision-making, attention, dexterity, and performance in every professional and personal arena. In Performing Under Pressure, Drs. Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry introduce us to the concept of pressure management, offering empirically tested short term and long term solutions to help us overcome the debilitating effects of pressure. Performing Under Pressure tackles the greatest obstacle to personal success, whether in a sales presentation, at home, on the golf course, interviewing for a job, or performing onstage at Carnegie Hall. Despite sports mythology, no one "rises to the occasion" under pressure and does better than they do in practice. The reality is pressure makes us do worse, and sometimes leads us to fail utterly. But there are things we can do to diminish its effects on our performance. Performing Under Pressure draws on research from over 12,000 people, and features the latest research from neuroscience and from the frontline experiences of Fortune 500 employees and managers, Navy SEALS, Olympic and other elite athletes, and others. It offers 22 specific strategies each of us can use to reduce pressure in our personal and professional lives and allow us to better excel in whatever we do. Whether you’re a corporate manager, a basketball player, or a student preparing for the SAT, Performing Under Pressure will help you to do your best when it matters most.


Chair : I think Ed is saying he's taking it back . 047 Mr Bacon : Sorry , when you
say “ standard ” , are Q55 lan Swales : Can I come on to the cost savings you
talking about first class travel by train ? that you've announced ? You spoke about


Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215556363

Page: 62

View: 717

The Committee looked at Ofcom's management of its resources and also the outcomes for citizens and consumers. There is scope for Ofcom to do more to tackle persistent problems such as the volume of silent calls, relatively low levels of switching between telecoms providers, and limited competition in fixed-line telephony. Ofcom has successfully reduced its cost base, despite having taken on a number of additional duties. But, because it has classified some of the benefits of the merger as efficiency savings, it is questionable whether the scale of these is as much as would have been expected, once the merger-specific savings have been taken into account. Ofcom manages its expenditure within an overall cap, which is agreed each year with the Treasury. In most organisations the intended work plan will determine the budget, but in Ofcom it is effectively the other way round. This has the potential to incentivise Ofcom to make decisions based on keeping within the cap - rather than maximising value. This means that value for money - optimising the available resources to achieve intended outcomes - is not always the primary focus. Ofcom needs to do more to demonstrate its focus on value for money and to allow the taxpayers and companies that fund its activities to assess its performance. Ofcom sets out in its annual work plan the activities it plans to undertake, but it does not specify its intended outcomes, explain how its activities will achieve those outcomes, or set out how it will measure success. This makes it impossible to assess whether Ofcom is delivering value for money.