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By T. C. Boyle

ISBN-10: 0141002050

ISBN-13: 9780141002057

Within the culture of The Tortilla Curtain, T.C. Boyle blends idealism and satire in a narrative that addresses the common questions of human love and the survival of the species. within the yr 2025 international warming is a truth, the biosphere has collapsed, and 75-year-old environmentalist Ty Tierwater is eking out a residing as care-taker of a pop star's deepest zoo while his moment ex-wife re-enters his life.

either gritty and surreal, A pal of the Earth represents a high-water mark in Boyle's career-his deep streak of social hindrance is easily combined right here with actual compassion for his characters and the spirit of sheer exhilarating playfulness readers have come to count on from his paintings.

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Some team leaders encourage team members to treat each other as if they were external customers, thus fostering cooperative behavior and politeness. Treating team members as external customers involves the following actions: Take a team member to lunch just to maintain a working relationship. Ask a teammate if you can help him solve a difficult problem. Ask a teammate exactly the kind of input she needs so you can do an outstanding job of helping her. Smile and be pleasantly surprised whenever you have a chance encounter with a teammate.

For example, how about a waste disposal service that also maintains windows and lawns? Â < previous page page_127 next page > If you like this book, buy it! < previous page page_128 next page > Page 128 Now That You've Created This Monster, What Do You Do Next? As a visionary and transformational leader, assume you create some large-scale changes. Maybe you transform the culture of your organization or department into one that takes greater risks and is more competitive. Maybe you move your company into a new way of doing business.

Previous page page_143 next page > Page 143 An atmosphere that rewards excellence by giving big rewards to top performers. This characteristic is doubled-edged: Outstanding performers get big raises and promotions, whereas poor performers get few raises and no promotions and may even be terminated. An atmosphere that rewards creative thought by giving tangible rewards to innovators. At the same time, few penalties are imposed on people whose creative ideas lead to failure. A pervasive belief that the organization is a winner.

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