At Your Service?

Author: Gaurav Nayyar

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464817106

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Manufacturing-led development has provided the traditional model for creating jobs and prosperity. But in the past three decades the conventional pattern of structural transformation has changed, with the services sector growing faster than the manufacturing sector. This raises critical questions about the ability of developing economies to close productivity gaps with advanced economies and to create good jobs for more people. At Your Service? The Promise of Services-Led Development (www.worldbank.org/services-led-development) assesses the scope of a services-driven development model and policy directions that can maximize the model’s potential.
At Your Service

Author: Priscila Uppal

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459732766

Category: Fiction

Page: 17

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This short story is taken from the collection Cover Before Striking. The most common phrase in print is “cover before striking,” a warning to those about to innocently strike a match to be careful not to burn their fingers. Uppal’s characters in Cover Before Striking are all people pushing their lives to new levels of intensity, danger, or passion as they test their limits and those of the world. Implacable and just a little unhinged, the stories of Cover Before Striking each move toward that moment of contact when the sparks begin to fly, when destruction and beauty seem to blur together. With this collection, Priscila Uppal offers the literary equivalent of playing with fire. “At Your Service” was originally published in Existere.
At Your Service

Author: A.C. Arthur

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488062216

Category: Fiction

Page:

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He’s fashion royalty. She’s a gorgeous techie. During this fake engagement, practice makes wicked passion in this steamy read by A.C. Arthur! App entrepreneur Nina Fuller’s having a hellish day. And it just got worse. So much worse. She just ran smack into someone tall, dark and delicious. And so, so hard. A man whose smooth, tantalizing voice slides across her skin, stroking her libido. Making her want things she’s not allowed to want… Which is a problem, since fashion exec Major Gold isn’t just a dish of mouthwateringly hot proportions. Known as the Fashion House Playboy, he’s the one who can make Nina’s newest accessory app a roaring success. Or not. But Major wants something else from Nina. An arrangement that means they could both get what they want. Provided, of course, Nina is willing to spend the next six weeks pretending to be his fiancée. Nina is a woman who knows exactly what she wants—and that includes Major. His touch unleashes a sexual force unlike anything she’s ever known. Explosive. Addictive. And when it comes to tempting Nina, Major is definitely not going to be good as gold… Step into stories of provocative romance where sexual fantasies come true. Let your inhibitions run wild with Harlequin DARE.
At Your Service

Author: Frank Eliason

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118217221

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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A guide to refocusing your business on those who matter most: customers and employees. Technology and social media tools have made it easier than ever for companies to communicate with consumers. They can listen and join in on conversations, solve problems, get instant feedback about their products and services, and more. So why, then, are most companies not doing this? Instead, it seems as if customer service is at an all time low, and that the few companies who are choosing to focus on their customers are experiencing a great competitive advantage. At Your Service explains the importance of refocusing your business on your customers and your employees, and just how to do it. Explains how to create a culture of empowered employees who understand the value of a great customer experience Advises on the need to communicate that experience to their customers and potential customers Frank Eliason, recognized by BusinessWeek as the 'most famous customer service manager in the US, possibly in the world,' has built a reputation for helping large businesses improve the way they connect with customers and enhance their relationships At Your Service will appeal to leaders, managers, business owners, customer service professionals, and anyone who wants to learn how to add value to their organization.
At Your Service

Author: Lindsey “Mo” Morris II

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463418281

Category: House & Home

Page: 111

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At Your Service Home Remedies is a book about preserving Freshness of Foods before and after you buy them. It talks about Dieting, using different Spices and Seasonings never used before including the use of proper Utensils when cooking. Furthermore, it talks about cleaning everything in and outside your home and so much more. Lastly, this book makes life and housework easier by placing simple Household Remedies right at your fingertips.
At Your Service

Author: Charles E. Wheaton, Ph.D.

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9798886830484

Category: Education

Page: 178

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At Your Service: Living the Lessons of Servant Leadership By: Charles E. Wheaton, Ph.D. What is the best way to inspire others to work toward a common goal? Is it by force, fear, or bribery? Perhaps there is a better way! In At Your Service: Lessons in Leadership, Charles E. Wheaton, Ph.D., examines leadership theory and differing leadership styles as identified and studied by numerous scholars and experts, placing special emphasis on the theory of servant leadership—i.e, focusing on the needs of others while staying in line with the organization’s overall mission, vision, values, and integrity, which in turn self-motivates individuals to apply their particular talents toward the common good. This book, written for current leaders, would-be-leaders, and all those interested in organizational efficacy, is all about developing and maintaining positive relationships for the common good of all.
At Your Service

Author: J.M. Snyder

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 9781611521856

Category: Fiction

Page: 14

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Danny's friend Jen is always trying to play match-maker, looking for the perfect guy for him. When they stop at a restaurant for an early dinner, she decides their waiter Todd is "The One." He's sexy, cute, flirty ... and obviously interested in Danny. Jen conspires with another employee to get the waiter's number, determined to hook Todd up with her friend. Danny doesn't know whether to be grateful for her help, or mortified at the lengths she'll go to just to get him a date.
At Your Service

Author: Jen Malone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481402842

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Chloe loves working as a junior concierge at an exclusive NYC hotel—but when three royal kids come to stay, her hospitality is put to the ultimate test! Chloe Turner has pretty much the BEST life. She gets to live in the super fancy Hotel St. Michele. New York City is her hometown. And her dad, Mitchell Turner, concierge extraordinaire, is teaching her all the secrets of the business so she can follow in his footsteps. After helping him out with a particularly difficult kid client, Chloe is appointed the official junior concierge, tending to the hotel’s smallest, though sometimes most demanding, guests. Her new position comes with tons of perks like cupcake parties, backstage passes to concerts, and even private fittings with the hippest clothing designers. But Chloe hasn’t faced her toughest challenge yet. When three young royals (including a real-life PRINCE!) come to stay, Chloe’s determined to prove once and for all just how good she is at her job. Except the trip is a total disaster—especially when the youngest royal disappears. Now it’s up to Chloe to save the day. Can she find the missing princess before it becomes international news?
At Your Service

Author: Amy Jo Cousins

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 142688298X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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HEIRESS ON THE RUN A few white lies and Grace Haley had herself a waitressing job at Tyler's Bar & Grill. It wasn't that she didn't have enough experience. As heir to the nine top-grossing Chicago restaurants, she knew her way around a kitchen. But Grace was in trouble and couldn't risk leaking her true identity to anyone. Not even her gorgeous new boss…. Tyler knew Grace had a secret she wouldn't share, but that didn't stop him from fantasizing about getting her alone after hours. Unluckily for him, she seemed hell-bent on keeping their kisses to a minimum. But as the flames of passion overtook them, Tyler couldn't help wondering whether her secret past would forever keep them apart….
At Your Service

Author: Audley Castro

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546248132

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

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We live in a service-oriented generation where people increasingly demand excellence in service. To keep up with this demand, thriving organizations from all professional sectors spend lavishly on training and developing their front-end teams to deliver positive first impressions. For example, Walt Disney World, the multibillion-dollar company, prides itself on its 70% customer return rate. The church’s value should also be to reach, serve, and keep lives for the kingdom of God. Whether you are a pastor concerned about the growth of your congregation and the flourishing of people’s lives; a business owner looking for an innovative approach for caring for your clients, or an individual hoping to find practical ways to sharpen your customer service skills, “At Your Service: Taking the Next Step in Guest Services” is an ideal tool for you. includes questions for reflection and supplementary training resources for additional study.
At Your Service

Author: Elisabetta Di Nitto

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262042536

Category: Computers

Page: 577

View: 875

Research results from industry-academic collaborative projects in service-oriented computing describe practical, achievable solutions. Service-Oriented Applications and Architectures (SOAs) have captured the interest of industry as a way to support business-to-business interaction, and the SOA market grew by $4.9 billion in 2005. SOAs and in particular service-oriented computing (SOC) represent a promising approach in the development of adaptive distributed systems. With SOC, applications can open themselves to services offered by third parties and accessed through standard, well-defined interfaces. The binding between the applications and the services can be, in this context, extremely loose--enabling the ad hoc creation of new services when the need arises. This book offers an overview of some current research in the field, presenting the results of eighteen research projects funded by the European Community's Information Society Technologies Program (IST). The projects, collaborations between industry and academia, have produced practical, achievable results that point the way to real-world applications and future research. The chapters address such issues as requirement analysis, design, governance, interoperability, and the dependability of systems made up of components owned by third parties. The results are presented in the context of two roadmaps for research, one developed by European industry involved in software development and the other by researchers working in the service area. The contributors report first on the "Infrastructure Layer," then (in the bulk of the book) on the "Service Integration Layer," the "Semantic Layer," and finally on the issues that cut across the different layers. The book concludes by looking at ongoing research on both roadmaps.