Career Diplomacy - now in its second edition - is an insider's guide that examines the foreign service as an institution, a profession, and a career. Harry W. Kopp and Charles A. Gillespie, both of whom had long and distinguished careers in the foreign service, provide a full and well-rounded picture of the organization, its place in history, its strengths and weaknesses, and its role in American foreign affairs. Based on their own experiences and through interviews with over 100 current and former foreign service officers and specialists, the authors lay out what to expect in a foreign service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service - how the service works on paper, and in practice. The second edition addresses major changes that have occurred since 2007: the controversial effort to build an expeditionary foreign service to lead the work of stabilization and reconstruction in fragile states; deepening cooperation with the U.S. military and the changing role of the service in Iraq and Afghanistan; the ongoing surge in foreign service recruitment and hiring at the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development; and the growing integration of USAID's budget and mission with those of the Department of State. The book is published by Georgetown University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001175/bk_acx0_001175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Limited Edition of the Xbox One X and Gears 5 are the perfect mix. Use the enormous power of Xbox One X, the most powerful console in the world, to gain an advantage over your opponents in fierce 4K battles. Impressive detail and dynamics of the image will take you to the heart of the struggle, enhancing the visual effects with intense colors and the possibilities of HDR mode.The most powerful game console in the worldXbox One X is the most powerful game console in the world. HDR mode and native 4K resolution will make the gameplay even better and addictive. Feast your eyes on stunning and detailed in-game graphics. All this without jams and a decrease in the smoothness of the game.Thanks to the backward compatibility service, you can now play many great games that have been released on the Xbox 360 console. And the Xbox Live Gold service (paid service) is an amazing gaming community, online gameplay and access to 4 free games every month.Xbox One X 1TBThe game has never been so real, and the virtual world has never been so faithful to reality. The Xbox One X makes games look great, run smooth, and load lightning fast. Thanks to the wide range of colors, each fight looks perfect, and the light, shadows and reflections add realism to the skirmishes. Playing with the Xbox One X is a real treat for the eyes.HDR modeWhat was previously hidden in darkness will become expressive with the support of HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology, which dynamically adjusts the image in dark locations. The colors will also retain their intensity and natural shades, adequate to the current stage lighting. HDR mode will improve the visibility of individual textures in each game and in each scenery, and you will not lose sight of your opponent.Real 4K Ultra HD gameplayImagine a game world where every detail is exposed. This effect guarantees native 4K resolution, impressing with an unprecedented level of realism (4K resolution available in selected games and TV models). Xbox One X also gives you the ability to stream movies in 4K quality as well as play Blu-Ray movies in Ultra HD quality. Use the crystal clear image on video services: YouTube, HBO GO and Netflix (remember that access to the application may require an additional subscription). The great image is complemented by surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Atmos purchase is required for headsets) and DTS: X.Perfect compatibilityMany iconic titles have been released on Xbox 360, and you can play them again now with the backward compatibility of Xbox One X. Graphically refreshed interfaces invite you to play again, ensuring a smooth gameplay. The library of available titles grows month by month, guaranteeing hours of great entertainment (games backwards compatibility applies to selected titles. Also continue your gaming career with Xbox Live on the new console. Xbox One X is also compatible with Xbox One accessories.Gears 5The world will crumble. The swarm has corrupted the Coalition's robot army and is plunging into human cities. As danger approaches, Kait Diaz flees to discover her connections with the enemy and learns what the real danger is to Sera - herself. Be faster than the bomb, outsmart the Swarm, and escape the Locust! Escape Mode is a new, aggressive, high-stakes co-op mode. Playable in suicide squads of three, where players must work together to overcome enemy nests from within. Create custom maps in Escape and gain experiences to share and challenge with friends.SpecificationConsole typeXbox One Xprocessor8 cores, 2.3 GHzRAM12 GB GDDR5Disc1 TBCommunicationWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/acLAN 10/100/1000 MbpsOptical DriveBluRayConnectorsHDMI - 2 xUSB 3.0 - 3xRJ-45 (LAN) - 1xS/PDIF - x.IR receiver / IR Blaster port - 1 xAdditional informationAMD FreeSyncDolby Digital 5.1DTS 5.1Ability to work vertically and horizontally4K UHD supportHDR10 supportHeight60 mmWidth300 mmDepth240 mmWeight3,81 kg
I have a few questions for you. Are you miserable at work every day? What are you getting out of your job? Have you seen promotion opportunities open for you? Do you have good relationships with coworkers? How often are you stressed out, even after you get home? Does feedback from your boss make you feel proud or frustrated? I fully understand those frustrations, and, having been through all of them and more, I want to help. By sharing the principles I’ve learned in customer support roles, hopefully I can cut your learning curve and increase job satisfaction. In addition to sharing actionable insights on how to improve in your role, this book includes sections poking around important personal questions. Why even care about your customer service job? What can you gain from these jobs? How do you benefit from giving a full effort? I bet many of you are leaving opportunities on the table and wasting your valuable time, just like I did when I first started. This book contains the same advice I’d give to my younger siblings, a new coworker, or a stranger on the street. I’ve done everything I can to refine my ideas and present them in a simple yet impactful way. I’ve illustrated the concepts using a mix of personal experience, thought experiments, and logic to give you multiple perspectives. Between these varied styles, I'm confident you'll gain at least a few valuable insights as you move forward in customer service. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin J Sitten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104830/bk_acx0_104830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Public-service executives, both elected and appointed within the public and nonprofit sectors, are retiring at record levels, and the number of Americans reaching age 65 annually will continue to rise over the next decade and is expected to surpass four million in 2020. Finding qualified, motivated leaders to fill vital public-service positions will challenge the public and nonprofit sectors. Unfortunately, recent studies show that few proactive steps are being taken by public-service organizations to plan for the next generation. Passing the Torch: Planning for the Next Generation of Public-Service Leaders provides an outline for those who will be facing and managing these looming changes. In this valuable guide, the factors that influence selection of a career in public service are explored through the authors' years of experience as leaders in public-service organizations and through interviews with other public-service professionals. Passing the Torch will be essential for leaders of nonprofit organizations, university faculty, researchers in the field of nonprofit management, and students in nonprofit management courses. The book is published by The University of Arkansas Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098837/bk_acx0_098837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young doctor falls in love with the art of acting. Surprising success in Hollywood and rewards from a lucky marriage lead him to repay life with dedicated service in West Africa. The stories relate how the doctor became a doctor, how he stumbled into acting, won an enviable Hollywood career, gained a wonderful family, and suddenly decided to leave his good fortune to provide medical service in a poor country in West Africa. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Milt Kogan MD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052660/bk_acx0_052660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Former U.S. Diplomat John Brady Kiesling on this edition of Fresh Air. In February, he made headlines when he publicly resigned in protest over the war in Iraq. At the time he was Political Counselor in the U.S. Embassy in Athens. Kiesling's career as a Foreign Service Officer of the U.S. Department of State began in April 1983. His postings included Morocco, Armenia, Israel and Greece. In 1994, Kiesling was one of a group of foreign service professionals presented with the Rivkin Award, given by the American Foreign Service Association for constructive dissent. Kiesling was also a member of the group of State Department officials that pushed for intervention in Bosnia. (Broadcast Date: April 24, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030424/rt_whyy_030424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A pivotal time in the career of John Grimes. A fateful journey in the vessel Discovery, bearing an uncanny kinship to the legendary vessel the Bounty. The big black mark on his service record. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Abano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007746/bk_adbl_007746_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Diversifying Diplomacy tells the story of Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas, a young black woman who beat the odds and challenged the status quo. Inspired by the strong women in her life, she followed in the footsteps of the few women who had gone before her in her effort to make the Foreign Service reflect the diverse faces of the United States. The youngest child of parents who left the segregated Old South to raise their family in Massachusetts, Elam-Thomas distinguished herself with a diplomatic career at a time when few colleagues looked like her.Elam-Thomas’ memoir is a firsthand account of her decades-long career in the US Department of State’s Foreign Service, recounting her experiences of making US foreign policy, culture, and values understood abroad. Elam-Thomas served as a United States ambassador to Senegal (2000-2002) and retired with the rank of career minister after 42 years as a diplomat. Diversifying Diplomacy presents the journey of this successful woman, who not only found herself confronted by some of the world’s heftier problems but also helped ensure that new shepherds of honesty and authenticity would follow in her international footsteps for generations to come.The book is published by University of Nebraska Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks."An informative, behind-the-scenes look at one black woman's rise through the ranks of the Foreign Service when few others like her were serving as diplomats." (Kirkus)“Essential for any student of America’s international affairs over the past five decades.” (Robert L. Dilenschneider, chairman and founder of the Dilenschneider Group, Inc.)“This captivating, inspiring memoir breathes life into the American dream.” (Ambassador Ruth A. Davis) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daree Allen Nieves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/180243/bk_acx0_180243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Step Up and Lead, Frank Viscuso - author, speaker, and career deputy chief - shares the secrets of effective fire service leadership, introduces the traits and skills essential for successful fire service leaders, and discusses the importance of customer service.Designed to help you reach the top of your profession, this audiobook is considered a must-listen for anyone who is ready to step up and lead!“This book does not belong on your bookshelf; it belongs on your desk, dog-eared, highlighted, and written in. Don’t just read it. Use it.” (Vincent Dunn, deputy chief (retired), FDNY) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Viscuso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/210810/bk_acx0_210810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.