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Derailed
Author: James Siegel
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0759527865
Pages: 352
Year: 2003-02-01
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For Charles Schine, it began as a quiet, ordinary day with a simple commute to work...until he meets the seductive, mysterious Lucinda Harris--an encounter that will irrevocably wreck his life. From multi-talented writer James Siegel comes a highly charged, suspenseful tale of murder, betrayal, and revenge. Warner Books is proud to present Siegel's newest thriller, featuring rich characterizations and a scintillating plot that builds to an explosive climax sure to stun readers.
Derailed
Author: Tim Irwin
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418581046
Pages: 240
Year: 2012-10-23
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“...ultimately this book is not really about six famous leaders who derailed. It is about you. And me. And anyone who ever decided to accept a position of leadership.” -Patrick Lencioni, writer of foreword for Derailed, author The Five Dysfunctions of a Team "This is not just a book for CEOs. It is for anyone who serves in a leadership capacity—pastors, teachers, government officials, and even mid-level managers in corporations. Not only is this a book you should read; in my opinion, it’s a book you can’t afford not to read. There is simply too much at stake." - Michael Hyatt, CEO, Thomas Nelson What causes a leader to fail? What can we learn from those who have fallen? How do we avoid failure of our own? These are just a few of the questions answered in Derailed: 5 Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership, a book for leaders and aspiring leaders of all levels by Tim Irwin, Ph.D. Derailed chronicles the collapse of six high-profile CEOs, the factors that drove their downfalls, and the lessons that we can learn to stay on track and avoid derailing our own lives and careers. The story of the fallen CEO has become a cultural fixture: veering off course with the force of a train careening off its tracks, leaving fiery wreckage and devastating injury throughout the organization. These executives are often the smartest and most respected individuals in their industries, with glittering resumes and histories of successful leadership. Yet they astonish us by driving the train dramatically off course, blinded by unchecked power and arrogance. Dr. Tim Irwin believes that these leaders suffer from failures of character that are common to each of us--even the most capable individuals. Deficits in authenticity, humility, self-management, and courage become more dangerous as we take on more leadership, and can cause us to ignore glaring signals that might otherwise save us from catastrophic demise. Derailed profiles the collapse of six high-profile CEOs (Robert Nardelli – Home Depot, Carly Fiorina - HP, Durk Jager – Proctor and Gamble, Steven Heyer – Starwood Hotels, Frank Raines – Fannie Mae, Dick Fuld – Lehman Brothers) and the factors that drove their downfalls, finding that derailment actually happens long before the crash and can be avoided. Derailed explains the character qualities that are essential for successful leadership and how to cultivate them so that we can avoid being derailed.
Derailed
Author: Jerry Tanner
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452543119
Pages: 248
Year: 2011-12-12
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Derailed is the saga of a highly successful businessman brought down by mere allegations of misconduct, his subsequent confrontation with an American legal system that categorically denied him a fair trial. A “natural” entrepreneur, Jerry started a $20 million dollar health care company from scratch, then took over a corrupt, bankrupt mail order pharmacy and within one year turned it into a $30 million dollar company. And all of that would have been just the beginning. But when Jerry found himself entangled in a legal battle over allegations of sexual assault brought by the sons of an evangelical pastor in one of the cradles of the religious right, it all came crashing down. As a gay man highly successful in business, Jerry did not fit the moralist model of the prevailing “community.” In short, he wasn’t supposed to be successful. This book details Jerry’s early life, the rapid rise of his successful healthcare companies, and the fall that came with the criminal indictment. Derailed is a powerful commentary on the hypocrisy of an American society founded on the principles of equality and tolerance, yet steeped in institutionalized prejudice, and a stinging indictment of our system of courts and jurisprudence.
Derailed
Author: Jon Ripslinger
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 0738724572
Pages: 288
Year: 2011-10-08
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Wendell “Stony” Stoneking is not one to worry. Everyone likes him. His girlfriend is gorgeous and very willing to please—anytime, anywhere. He is the star of his high school football team. And when he graduates, there’s a steady job in the gravel quarry waiting for him. Then he meets Robyn, a single mom with a dark past. Suddenly Stony is more bothered than he has been in a long time—not only by the violence Robyn has endured, but by the danger she could put him in. For the first time, Stony reflects on his own life, his broken family, and the dizzying notion of a wide-open future. Evocatively set in rural Iowa, Derailed is the story of what happens when you open your eyes and start to care enough to risk everything.
Derailed
Author: D. Skies
Publisher: La Femme Fatale Publishing
ISBN: 0983393249
Pages: 220
Year: 2011
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Ever have dreams that took your mind to places reality couldn't? Kristle wanted it all, money, power, and lavish possessions. But being a poor girl from the South side of Chicago, she had no idea how she was going to get it all. She busts her butt to get her finances to a generous amount using her dope girl skills when it is all whisked away on a whim. Kristle is left without a pot to piss in and has to regain her life back by fending for herself anyway she can. She finds a way to make some money and learns to live off civil means. But as things are starting to look up again they come tumbling back down with a house fire. Just as Kristle is about to give up she encounters a man that gives her a strange note. The note introduces her to an opportunity of a lifetime with a few stipulations. It's a game that needs to be played in a timely fashion or Kristle is a dead girl. If she successfully completes her task she gets more money than she's ever seen before in her life. What she doesn't know is that the tasks are not ordinary and the person making her play the game is someone she least expects.
Derailed!
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Publisher: Bluetoffee
ISBN: 9810852169
Pages: 89
Year: 2010
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At the heart of many a successful career there often lurks the spectre of failure. Derailed! uncovers the hidden dangers, pinpoints the warning signs, and provides success strategies for negotiating through the setbacks that are an inevitable feature of executive life today.
Derailed
Author: Joseph Vranich
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429938927
Pages: 258
Year: 1997-10-15
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America needs train service. It suffers from crowded highways and airports, making travel nearly intolerable. Amtrak's future is bleak, and Congress is demanding that Amtrak be profitable by the turn of the century or shut down. Joseph Vranich, who worked to create Amtrak, now nearly three decades later declares it a "failed experiment." Free of his ties to the rail industry today, he candidly reviews Amtrak's troubled history, its loss of market share, and its ability to provide better and faster service. Vranich reveals how Amtrak trains on most routes are not only slower than American trains were fifty years ago but are also slower than some trains found today in the Third World. Vranich argues for passenger trains where and when they are needed. He praises innovative commuter rail agencies, high-speed train planners, and long-distance "land-cruise" trains run by independent organizations. He also offers insights from other countries, pointing the way to a successful rail system in the United States. This is a blueprint to defederalize and liquidate Amtrak-- a bold and convincing call to kill a wasteful government system. Vranich shows how to smartly dissolve Amtrak while keeping vital trains running in the twenty-first century.
Presidencies Derailed
Author: Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Gerald B. Kauvar, E. Grady Bogue
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421410257
Pages: 184
Year: 2013-07-08
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University presidents have become as expendable as football coaches—one bad season, scandal, or political or financial misstep and they are sent packing. A derailed presidency can undermine an institution's image, damage its alumni relations, and destroy campus morale, but it can also cost millions of dollars. During 2009 and 2010, fifty college, university, and system presidents either resigned, retired prematurely, or were fired. These high-profile campus appointments are increasingly scrutinized by faculty, administrators, alumni, and the media, and problems emerge all too publicly. A combination of constrained resources and a trend toward hiring from outside of academia results in tensions between governing boards and presidents that can quickly erupt. Sometimes presidents are dismissed for performance, financial, or institutional "fit" reasons, but there are nearly always political reasons as well. The details of these employment situations, often masked by confidentially clauses, increasingly emerge as social networks and traditional media buzz with speculation. Former university president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, along with Gerald B. Kauvar and former chancellor E. Grady Bogue, examine what can go wrong—and indeed has—and who in academic institutions has the responsibility to address these issues before things get out of hand. Presidencies Derailed is the first book to explore in depth, from every sector of higher education, the reasons why university presidencies fail and how university and college leadership can prevent these unfortunate situations from happening. -- Warren Bennis, University of Southern California
Derailed
Author: James Siegel
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0759527865
Pages: 352
Year: 2003-02-01
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For Charles Schine, it began as a quiet, ordinary day with a simple commute to work...until he meets the seductive, mysterious Lucinda Harris--an encounter that will irrevocably wreck his life. From multi-talented writer James Siegel comes a highly charged, suspenseful tale of murder, betrayal, and revenge. Warner Books is proud to present Siegel's newest thriller, featuring rich characterizations and a scintillating plot that builds to an explosive climax sure to stun readers.
"This study exploits a wealth of Soviet and German archival materials, including the combat orders and operational records of the German OKW, OKH, army groups, and armies of the Soviet Stavka, the Red Army General Staff, the Western Main Direction Command, the Western, Central, Reserve, and Briansk fronts, and their subordinate armies to present a detailed mosaic and definitive account of what took place, why and how during the prolonged and complex battles in the Smolensk region from 10 July through 10 September 1941 ... The series will consist of a detailed two-volume chronological narrative of the course of operations, accompanied by a third volume, containing an extensive collection of specific orders and reports translated verbatim from Russian, and a fourth (atlas) volume containing newly-commissioned colour maps"--Jacket.
Derailed
Author: Paul Lederer
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480487538
Pages: 157
Year: 2014-05-13
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When their train is hijacked, two railroad detectives take to the prairie On the Colorado railroad, two men enforce the law: a hired gun named Tango and a smoothly dressed sleuth named Ned Chambers. As they pass through the frozen landscape on their way to Denver, Ned watches two well-heeled guests: the aristocratic beauty Lady Marina Simpson and Adam Wilson, the vice president’s brother, who has come to assess the territory’s readiness for statehood. When a bonfire on the tracks stops the train, Tango and Chambers hustle their VIPs out into the night. The wilderness is dangerous, but to stay behind means certain death. Hijacked by bandits, the train pulls away without the small party, abandoning them on the frozen prairie. Tango and Chambers have only one chance to reach Denver alive: They must make like outlaws and steal back their train.
Derailed
Author: Neta Jackson, Dave Jackson
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
ISBN: 1617953032
Pages: 320
Year: 2013-10-08
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Harry Bentley was a mess. Yet, with a second chance for a better life, his recent marriage, he expects a smooth road ahead. Abruptly, it feels like God is changing the road signs—left, right, stop, go? Raising his grandson was not part of his plan and now his son wants to move in! Derailed is an often humorous, contemporary tale in an urban setting, featuring characters courageously wrestling with the spiritual and practical issues of average people. The Windy City Neighbors series is set on Beecham Street—a typical isolated American neighborhood—where hope is invited to change everyone.
Indian Democracy Derailed Politics and Politicians
Author: Srikanta Ghosh
Publisher: APH Publishing
ISBN: 8170248663
Pages: 489
Year: 1997-01-01
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Derailed
Author: Gina Watson
Publisher: Whiskey Cove Publishing
ISBN: 1941059198
Pages:
Year: 2014-10-25
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One shared night of bliss lingered on their skin. They both wanted more, but were living worlds apart. Fiona has secrets—secrets that keep her from pursuing a relationship with Everett David. After the night they shared in New York, her mind says no, but her body says yes. Everett has thought of nothing but Fiona since the night she shared his bed, but he senses she’s keeping something from him. He longs to close the gap between their distance, both internal and external, but first he’ll have to convince Fiona that their connection is worth pursuing.
Presidencies Derailed
Author: Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Gerald B. Kauvar, E. Grady Bogue
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421410249
Pages: 184
Year: 2013-07-10
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University presidents have become as expendable as football coaches—one bad season, scandal, or political or financial misstep and they are sent packing. A derailed presidency can undermine an institution's image, damage its alumni relations, and destroy campus morale, but it can also cost millions of dollars. During 2009 and 2010, fifty college, university, and system presidents either resigned, retired prematurely, or were fired. These high-profile campus appointments are increasingly scrutinized by faculty, administrators, alumni, and the media, and problems emerge all too publicly. A combination of constrained resources and a trend toward hiring from outside of academia results in tensions between governing boards and presidents that can quickly erupt. Sometimes presidents are dismissed for performance, financial, or institutional "fit" reasons, but there are nearly always political reasons as well. The details of these employment situations, often masked by confidentially clauses, increasingly emerge as social networks and traditional media buzz with speculation. Former university president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, along with Gerald B. Kauvar and former chancellor E. Grady Bogue, examine what can go wrong—and indeed has—and who in academic institutions has the responsibility to address these issues before things get out of hand. Presidencies Derailed is the first book to explore in depth, from every sector of higher education, the reasons why university presidencies fail and how university and college leadership can prevent these unfortunate situations from happening.

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