Instrumentation : Trumpet and PianoNumber of Pages : 10Series : Simrock Original Edition
Since Peter Senge published his groundbreaking book The Fifth Discipline, he and his associates have frequently been asked by the business community: ´´How do we go beyond the first steps of corporate change? How do we sustain momentum?´´ They know that companies and organizations cannot thrive today without learning to adapt their attitudes and practices. But companies that establish change initiatives discover, after initial success, that even the most promising efforts to transform or revitalize organizations - despite interest, resources, and compelling business results - can fail to sustain themselves over time. That´s because organizations have complex, well-developed immune systems, aimed at preserving the status quo. Now, drawing upon new theories about leadership and the long-term success of change initiatives, and based upon 25 years of experience building learning organizations, the authors of The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook show how to accelerate success and avoid the obstacles that can stall momentum. The Dance of Change, written for managers and executives at every level of an organization, reveals how business leaders can work together to anticipate the challenges that profound change will ultimately force the organization to face. Then, in a down-to-earth and compellingly clear format, listeners will learn how to build the personal and organizational capabilities needed to meet those challenges. These challenges are not imposed from the outside; they are the product of assumptions and practices that people take for granted - an inherent, natural part of the processes of change. And they can stop innovation cold, unless managers at all levels learn to anticipate them and recognize the hidden rewards in each challenge, and the potential to spur further growth. Within the frequently encountered challenge of ´´Not Enough Time,´´ for example - the lack of control over time available for innovation and learning initiat 1. Russian. Stanislav Koncevich. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000439/bk_zaot_000439_sample.mp3.
This audiobook contains three works by Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). The most well-known of these, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, tells the story of the premature death of a high-court judge in 19th-century Russia. It explores themes of life, death and suffering, as well as self-interest versus compassion. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Kirill Radtzig. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000097/bk_agen_000097_sample.mp3.
From the man Arturo Perez-Reverte has called ´´the most talented young Russian author´´ comes this extraordinary family saga, a journey into the depths of the human soul. The Rounddance of Water is an intricate portrait of three generations of a large family, but in this story there is no division into primary and secondary characters: each individual fate bears significant weight and runs into the bloody river of the twentieth century. The novel drifts between years, tones, and styles, and the range of its influences is overwhelming: from Rudyard Kipling through Andrei Platonov and Daniil Kharms, from gangster movies to anime.
Dancer is the erotically charged story of the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev as told through the cast of those who knew him: there is Anna Vasileva, Rudi´s first ballet teacher, who rescues her protege from the stunted life of his provincial town; Yulia, whose sexual and artistic ambitions are thwarted by her Soviet-sanctioned marriage; and Victor, the Venezuelan street hustler, who reveals the lurid underside of the gay celebrity set. Spanning four decades and many worlds, from the horrors of the Second World War to the wild abandon of New York in the 80s, Dancer is peopled by a large cast of characters, obscure and famous: doormen and shoemakers, nurses and translators, Margot Fonteyn, Eric Bruhn and John Lennon. And at the heart of the spectacle stands the artist himself, willful, lustful, and driven by a never-to-be-met need for perfection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis, Nick Pauling, Jessica Almasy, Marc Vietor, Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002692/bk_adbl_002692_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.