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Ten-year-old orphan Maria lives in her ancestors' crumbling mansion. Exploring the grounds one day, Maria discovers a wild, half-forgotten island in the middle of a neglected lake - and an extraordinary secret. For the island is home to a community of tiny people - the Lilliputians that Gulliver first met on his famous travels. But as Maria grows closer to her new friends, her own life is in grave danger. Her wicked governess and the cruel vicar are plotting to steal her rightful inheritance - and they will stop at nothing. How can Maria keep the Lilliputians safe, while protecting herself? Cover illustration by Jill Murphy, creator of The Worst Witch series.
Managing stress just got easier
This book is written for managers as a simple, practical guide to the principles and techniques for managing stress at work. It looks at stress from an organizational perspective as well as highlighting practical steps individual managers can take to enable them to gain competitive advantage through effective management of their most valuable asset - their people. Even if you have no direct line-management responsibilities now, you can use what you have learnt to influence decision-makers,
perhaps even your own line manager, to better manage stress in the workplace.
This book will help you understand what stress is, why we get stressed and some of its physiological and psychological symptoms. You will learn about some of the background research into the psychology of stress and consider a variety of theories and models. More importantly, with this simple guidance, practical techniques and some relevant examples you will be able to create a challenging and supportive environment where people know what is expected, work hard, avoid burnout and make a real impact in your organization.
As well as managing the stress of others at work, you will also find some useful tips and suggestions that you can adopt to take personal charge of your own stress levels, allowing you to relax, keep healthy and stay on top.
Each of the seven chapters in Managing Stress In A Week covers a different aspect of stress:
- Sunday: What is stress?
- Monday: Understanding stress - some basic psychological and physiological aspects
- Tuesday: Job roles, responsibility and level of control
- Wednesday: Workload, work pressure and work environment
- Thursday: Behaviours, conflict and support
- Friday: Change management
- Saturday: Personal responsibility and actions
About the Author
Stephen Evans-Howe is a senior manager at a FTSE-250 company. He is an expert in organizational issues around stress, and has helped hundreds of employees and colleagues to reduce their stress, or to be effective in spite of stress.
What happens in Monte Carlo...
Ten years ago bookshop assistant Clementine Scott clashed spectacularly with architect Alistair Hawthorne. After the humiliation of that night she swore she'd never have anything to do with any man ever again, especially the arrogant Alistair!
But when Clem's brother disappears with Alistair's stepsister, she isn't given a choice...she will be going with Alistair to Monte Carlo to retrieve them! Forced together for one week, they quickly realize that their enmity masks simmering, sizzling lust. They strike a deal: for one week only, all betsand clothesare off!
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