Not for the Faint of Heart

Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence
Author: Wendy R. Sherman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1568588151
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Distinguished diplomat Ambassador Wendy Sherman brings readers inside the negotiating room to show how to put diplomatic values like courage, power, and persistence to work in their own lives. Few people have sat across from the Iranians and the North Koreans at the negotiating table. Wendy Sherman has done both. During her time as the lead US negotiator of the historic Iran nuclear deal and throughout her distinguished career, Wendy Sherman has amassed tremendous expertise in the most pressing foreign policy issues of our time. Throughout her life-from growing up in civil-rights-era Baltimore, to stints as a social worker, campaign manager, and business owner, to advising multiple presidents-she has relied on values that have shaped her approach to work and leadership: authenticity, effective use of power and persistence, acceptance of change, and commitment to the team. Not for the Faint of Heart takes readers inside the world of international diplomacy and into the mind of one of our most effective negotiators-often the only woman in the room. She shows why good work in her field is so hard to do, and how we can learn to apply core skills of diplomacy to the challenges in our own lives.

Lessons in Courage

Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life
Author: Bonnie Glass-Coffin Ph. D.,Bonnie Glass-Coffin,Oscar Miro-Quesada
Publisher: Rainbow Ridge Pub
ISBN: 9781937907181
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 164
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Presents step-by-step instructions on Peruvian shamanic spiritual practices.

The Dog Lover Unit

Lessons in Courage from the World's K9 Cops
Author: Rachel Rose
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250110750
Category: Pets
Page: 304
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"Enter the intense world of both the dogs and people who form the K9 corps. Every dog has its own unique personality." —Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make us Human An acclaimed poet, Rachel Rose never expected to spend her nights careening along the roads in high-speed chases or searching the woods for armed suspects. Yet once she decided to meet the people who devoted their lives to police K9 units, she found herself signing up for the ride-alongs, training runs, and other challenges that these courageous people–and canines–face on a daily basis. In The Dog Lover Unit, Rose introduces readers to police dogs and their handlers in the United States, Canada, Britain, and France (where their group's official name translates as "the dog lover unit"). She’s there to catch a criminal with Constable Matt Noel and Blackie; to patrol with Sheriff Gene Davis and Gunner; and to witness the tragic funeral of Constable Dave Ross, where K9 Danny follows the coffin, looking for his master. With insight, humor, and awe, this book reveals the feats that these human and canine teams accomplish, and the emotional and physical risks that they take for one another, and for us.

Civility, Compassion, and Courage in Schools Today

Strategies for Implementing in K-12 Classrooms
Author: Patricia Kohler-Evans,Candice Dowd Barnes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475809778
Category: Education
Page: 130
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Using the authors’ “Model of Influence,” a four level hierarchy, they suggest that students can be taught to be more civil, compassionate, and courageous, and can move from developing a consciousness about these attributes into embracing influence and taking bold action.

Tough Girl

Lessons in Courage and Heart from Olympic Gold to the Camino de Santiago
Author: Carolyn Wood
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1632171856
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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A coming-of-age memoir of a young swimmer's triumphs and heartbreaks on the path to winning Olympic gold at age 14. Some 50 years later, author Carolyn Wood embarks on a solo pilgrimage to walk the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago in an attempt to reclaim her "inner tough girl" as she reflects on coming out as gay in the 1970s after a brief marriage and motherhood, and the disillusionment and loss she experiences when her 30-year relationship suddenly ends. After several failed attempts at learning to swim, young Carolyn Wood finally conquers her fears and dives into unknown waters. By 1958 she sets a goal to make the 1960 Olympic team and, along with teammates and competitors, begins the arduous road to Rome. Losses, pain, fear, and fatigue accompany the rambunctious athlete as she finds her way through athletic training, school, and dealing with social gender expectations as she realizes she's gay. Tough Girl artfully weaves Wood's life story around the tale of her long walk on the Camino de Santiago, an effort to tap into her tough girl resilience so she can begin to accept the end of her long marriage. The ups and downs of Carolyn's childhood road to the Olympics as well as her journey on the Camino, will thrill and inspire readers.

A Cup of Comfort Courage

Stories That Celebrate Everyday Heroism, Strength, and Triumph
Author: Colleen Sell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1605503703
Category: Philosophy
Page: 336
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To avid fans around the world, A Cup of Comfort has gained recognition as the #1 series for providing a pick-me-up when readers need it most—as well as for remarkable stories that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. A Cup of Comfort for Courage is the boldest volume yet, celebrating heroines and heroes who transformed the lives of everyone who knows them. This remarkable collection tells of more than fifty advocates, hard workers, and small-town stars, such as: A young immigrant who follows the ancient advice to "go west"—and creates her own American dream A high school football hero who braves a strong current to save more than a dozen lives when a catastrophic flood washes away a school bus A young woman who escapes war-torn Bosnia with nothing but the clothes on her back and her daughter in her arms A young woman who survives a near-fatal car accident and not only regains her mobility, but summons the strength to hike the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail A coal miner who holds back the flow of oncoming water in a tunnel—just long enough for his comrades to escape certain death! The stories in A Cup of Comfort for Courage will kindle the spirit of its readers and offer hope whenever they need it. It’s nothing less than a supportive friend and a powerful mentor in times of struggle—and triumph.

Lessons in Exile

Author: Carlos Pereda
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004385150
Category: Social Science
Page: 124
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This book offers an account of exile in terms of the perspectives of morality, politics, literature, anthropology, and history. It also explores the moral implications of exile and how it connects to the meaning of life.

The Courage Quotient

How Science Can Make You Braver
Author: Robert Biswas-Diener
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118206835
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
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The keys to understanding and developing courage This groundbreaking book reveals that courage is more aboutmanaging fear than not feeling it, and that courage can belearned. The author explains that most courageous people areunaware of their own bravery, and all of us have some form ofcourage in our lives now, to start with. The book is filled withillustrative examples, studies, and interviews from Greenland toKenya, and defines the types of individuals who demonstrategeneral, personal, and civil courage. The author includes clearguidelines and suggestions for increasing our ability to becourageous. Includes guidelines that show how anyone can ramp-up theircourage quotient and develop the qualities that strengthen personalcourage Contains a wealth of examples and anecdotes of real-worldcourage from a variety of cultures A prolific writer, the author has a popular blog PsychologyToday The author extols the virtues of personal courage and shows howto overcome fear and stand up for what is right.

Outside the Wire

Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage
Author: Jason Kander
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1538747618
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A smart and revealing political memoir from a rising star of the Democratic Party. "In life and in politics, the most important work is often that which happens outside the wire." Going "outside the wire" -- military lingo for leaving the safety of a base -- has taught Jason Kander to take risks and make change rather than settling for the easy option. After you've volunteered to put your life on the line with and for your fellow Americans in Afghanistan, cynical politics and empty posturing back home just feel like an insult. Kander understands that showing political courage really just means doing the right thing no matter what. He won a seat in the Missouri Legislature at age twenty-seven and then, at thirty-one, became the first millennial in the country elected to statewide office. An unapologetic progressive from the heartland, he rejected conventional political wisdom and stood up to the NRA in 2016 with a now-famous Senate campaign ad in which he argued for gun reform while assembling a rifle blindfolded. That fearless commitment to service has placed him at the forefront of a new generation of American political leaders. In his final interview as President, Barack Obama pointed to Kander as the future of the Democratic Party. " something rather than be something..." In OUTSIDE THE WIRE, Jason Kander describes his journey from Midwestern suburban kid to soldier to politician and details what he's learned along the way: lessons imparted by his dad on the baseball diamond, wisdom gained outside the wire in Kabul, and cautionary tales witnessed under the Missouri Capitol dome. Kander faced down petty tyrants in Jefferson City -- no big deal after encountering real ones in Afghanistan. He put in 90,000 miles campaigning for statewide office in 2012 -- no sweat compared to the thirty-seven miles between Bagram Air Base and Camp Eggers. When confronted with a choice between what's easy and what's right, he's never hesitated. OUTSIDE THE WIRE is a candid, practical guide for anyone thinking about public service and everyone wishing to make a difference. It's a call to action, an entertaining meditation on the demands and rewards of civic engagement, and, ultimately, a hopeful vision for America's future -- all seen through the eyes of one of its most dedicated servants.

A School District’s Journey to Excellence

Lessons From Business and Education
Author: Bill McNeal,Tom Oxholm
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293406
Category: Education
Page: 208
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This resource examines how one of the nation's largest districts improved performance outcomes and achieved significant gains by integrating strategies from educational and business arenas.

Lessons for the Living

Stories of Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Courage at the End of Life
Author: Stan Goldberg
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590306767
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 209
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Traces the author's decision to fight his own cancer by volunteering as a hospice worker at the bedsides of terminally ill patients, in a volume of poignant accounts that shares the lessons he learned about bravery, forgiveness, and gratitude.

Robert E. Lee on Leadership

Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision
Author: H. W. Crocker
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 248
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A guide to effective leadership explores the strategic thinking and motivational prowess of the man described as "one of the noblest Americans who ever lived"

If I Get to Five

What Children Can Teach Us About Courage and Character
Author: Fred Epstein,Josh Horwitz
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466855274
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
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A world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon shares the lessons of courage, compassion, and resilience that he's learned from his exceptional young patients If I Get to Five is a one-of-a-kind book by a one-of-a-kind human being. The medical world knows him as Fred Epstein, M.D., the neurosurgeon who pioneered life-saving procedures for previously inoperable tumors in children. His patients and their families know him simply as Dr. Fred, the "miracle man" who has extended them both a healing hand and an open heart. "I simply can't accept the idea of kids dying," is how Epstein explains his commitment to saving patients. As a child, he had to overcome severe learning disabilities to realize his dream of becoming a doctor. Later, as the world's leading pediatric neurosurgeon, he did whatever it took to rescue children that other doctors had given up on. Epstein credits his young patients as his most important teachers. "We tend to think of children as fragile, little people," he writes. "To me, they're giants." If I Get to Five relates the unforgettable experiences he's shared with children-lessons in courage, compassion, love, and hope-that we can all draw on to overcome adversity at any stage of life. In If I Get to Five, Epstein meditates on these lessons at a time when they parallel his own experiences, as he recovers from a near-fatal head injury. If I Get to Five is a riveting profile of courage and compassion. No one who reads this remarkable book will ever look at children-or adversity-in the same way.


Life Lessons of Courage, Perseverance, and Triumph
Author: Richard Lam
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440148750
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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Who was the shooting star with a generous heart? Who was the Pearl King? Who was the first woman doctor in America and a medical pioneer? In Biografeats, author Richard Lam offers the biographies of twelve men and twelve women who found the courage to overcome obstacles on their path to success. This collection of mini-biographies narrates the life lessons of some of history's greatest achievers-from artists and athletes, to entrepreneurs and humanitarians, as well as lawyers, teachers, and scientists from eleven different countries. The stories feature individuals who exemplify courage, persistence, perseverance, sacrifice, desire, determination, diligence, attitude, and belief. Each selection begins with the subject's childhood and then progresses through a course of events filled with challenges, adversities, failures, and successes, finally ending with a major achievement. Both informative and inspirational, Biografeats demonstrates that regardless of culture, race, nationality, gender, or circumstance, anyone can succeed in life and realize their dreams.


Lessons from Women of Vision and Courage
Author: Gien Karssen
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1631464175
Category: Religion
Page: 142
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Leaders: Lessons from Women of Vision and Courage walks women through the lives of Miriam, Esther, Lydia, and nine other women of the Bible. Wherever God placed them, these women used their leadership abilities to serve God and others. Gien Karssen’s vivid storytelling and deep insights will immerse you in the lives of these courageous women and explore how God has called you to serve as a leader in your own life, wherever God has placed you. The stories you read will remind you of people you know, and maybe even of yourself. Each book in the Her Name Is Woman series brings to life women of the Bible. As you grapple with God’s role in each woman’s life, you will be motivated to live your own life wholeheartedly for God. Each chapter includes relevant Scripture passages and Bible study questions that have made the Her Name Is Woman series a favorite guide for Bible studies and small groups.

Portraits in Courage

Extraordinary Lessons from Everyday Heroes
Author: Dave Dravecky,Jan Dravecky
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780310216643
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 198
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In Portraits in Courage, Dave and Jan Dravecky share the inspiring accounts of men and women who have faced unthinkable circumstances head-on. These thirty true-life vignettes will encourage you that what God has done for others he can do for you.

Life's Lessons from a Father to His Daughter

Author: Bob Grossmann
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412002605
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 79
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Life's Lessons from a Father to his Daughter uses twenty-four stories, pictures and artwork to help teach our children life's lessons with the aim of helping our children learn to make good decision-making skills. Decision-making skills are often not well taught or integrated into a strong sense of personal philosophy. Human nature can be impulsive. The use of stories (real life or metaphors) to pass on life lessons from one generation to another is at the core of our oral and written traditions. Parents can help to pass on this information as a creative way to install core values, help reduce the chance of mishap, and enhance lifelong success. Part of the challenge is establishing a dialogue that allows worldviews to be discussed: both the commonalties and the differences. Perhaps part of the failure to achieve a sustained dialogue is that we as parents wait too long to start the dialogue. Part of the challenge, too, is that the lessons have different levels of meaning as we age. So Life's Lessons from a Father to his Daughter was written to have meaning at the different stages of life: in one's mid-teens, mid-twenties, and again in mid-life. Value exists in the stories being real. Non-fiction can carry more weight. Children need to learn early that their parents continue to go through what they are experiencing. We, too, make mistakes, that we try and fail, and we are both individuals and members of larger communities. All the increasing access to information may not make decision-making easier. Greater discrimination and better choices will be essential. So, read the vignettes with your children and see where the discussion goes. Be sure to have a few good laughs along the way! Life's Lessons from a Father to his Daughter is a tool to help parents communicate with their children by providing a context for parents to add their own personal stories.

The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage

Lessons in Resilience from the Bow and Arrow
Author: Joseph M. Marshall III
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1604077476
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 208
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In Lakota tradition, the bow and arrow were more than tools for hunting or battle. The bow’s resilience and flexibility, the arrow’s grace and power, the archer’s focus and patience—in these, we find the essential qualities for living a life of strength, purpose,and simplicity. In The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage, Joseph M. Marshall builds upon the central metaphor of the bow and arrow to provide a treasury of insights, stories, and irreplaceable wisdom. With eloquent prose and an elder’s perspective, Marshall draws from traditional stories, the history of the Lakota, and his own experiences to offer timeless lessons on: Transformation—what the journey of the Lakota people teaches us about preserving what is essential as our external circumstances change Simplicity—the story of Grandmother Grass Braid, who understood that “the more you know, the less you need to carry” Purpose—how the world unveils our purpose to us, as revealed in the story of the Keeper of the Winter Count Strength—the moving story of Henry One Bull, and how adversity teaches us to develop the true core of our strength Resiliency—the lessons of Grandma Red Leaf on facing the challenges of life with the best we have to offer Once, the Lakota people relied on the ash bow and the willow arrow to provide food and sustenance. Today, these simple tools can offer us something even more precious: a way to nourish our souls with spiritual wisdom. Joseph M. Marshall offers a book that is at once profound, honest, and rich with meaning as he reveals The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage.