Ponytale Talk is a collection of self-help tips and advice for working women who want to climb the career ladder, break the glass ceiling, or just want to perform their jobs to the best of their ability. Inspired by the author's own stories, anecdotes, and experiences while breaking the glass ceiling, Ponytale Talk tries to find a moral behind every situation, one that can help other women do things better than the author, Kimberli J. Lewis, did along her career-ladder climb. At the minimum, the author wants to give sound advice to help women lessen the bruises encountered while climbing the career ladder. The title Ponytale Talk emphasizes the need women have to discuss things and support each other. Inspired by the man-bashing, tea-toting sessions called "ponytale talk," which the author's grandmother and great-aunts had in the sixties, Kimberli J. Lewis carried tradition forward in written form to reflect her own career journey and learning. Ponytale Talk fulfills our need to let it out and talk about it. Ponytale Talk is the working woman's career manual, mentor, and coach. Men are not excluded in this book but are also not painted as heroes in the eyes of author Lewis. Subtle criticisms surrounding men's behavior weave its way throughout many of Kimberli's inspirations and advice, although her focus is more on correct business and management behavior regardless of gender. Kimberli reflects on the start of her own career as an example of the battles that take place within large organizations when career starters try to position themselves for takeoff. As the scenarios move from the United States to Eastern Europe to Europe and then worldwide, Kimberli focuses on the challenges women face at all levels in the organization. Using her inspirations, the author draws lessons and conclusions from each situation and summarizes these in useful and practical tips and advice for working women. Ponytale Talk talks to the reader, and the reader may recognize many of Kimberli's experiences. The book allows the reader to gain new perspectives on the situations women face in both their private and working lives, and draw their own conclusions. Ponytale Talk reminds us that the road to career success or career satisfaction can be long and hard. It talks about the sacrifices that women have to make and the challenges they face along the way. The book is informative in best practices for management and gives women guidelines for being the best manager or employee possible. Ponytale Talk provides direction and advice for leaving a job, dealing with difficult people, asking for a salary increase, recognizing gender pay gaps, and much more. Talking openly about issues such as romance in the workplace or dealing with PMS in the workplace, Ponytale Talk leaves no stone unturned when it comes to women and work. Divided into four main parts, "You and Your Career," "You and Your Success," "You and Your Situation,," and "You and Your Future," Ponytale Talk communicates to the reader directly and allows them to identify with certain situations while providing them with tips and the advice. It simulates having a mentor and coach at hand. Ponytale Talk gives us the rare insight into the experiences, feelings, and learnings of an international CEO who is willing to share a lifetime of experience. A practical, enjoyable, and delightful transcultural and educational read for all women. Ponytale Talk gives great advice on life-work balance, good management practices, and how to succeed in the workplace.
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The Cries of Victims and Bullies Sally Ragoo, MBA, BA (Hons) A few words about the author: "I have read books from other writers who engage in the topic of bullying, many times there are too many examples of bullying incidents and not enough direct advice on how to treat the problem. I appreciate the advice Sally has given and I intend to share it with all the parents that I know. Sally's book gives a new dimension to the problem of bullying as she does not wage war on all bullies. She has written this book from her heart and from the bosom of a woman with maternal instincts." - Claire Guischard Thompson "Sally has done excellent research on this topic and has weaved well researched facts about bullying to her own experiences. She maintains a connected flow in each area and tugs at our hearts to help and heal both victims and bullies alike. The book is well written and divided into segments to address all parties. I have been a teacher for over thirty seven years and I anticipate this book will help thousands of readers. I am eagerly looking forward to reading other books that Sally plans to publish soon." - Sarah Joseph-Gooding, teacher in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
In this timely and thought provoking book, the authors explore the effects of bullying on children and provide suggestions to end the cycle of child-to-child violence. Filled with personal stories from children and packed with practical ideas for parents, teachers and students.
In today’s headlines, there have been incidents involving harassment of children and teens directly related to vicious, homophobic, cyberspace, racial, and other forms of bullying. The pain, anguish, and heartbreak of bullying victims can be overwhelming. Even supposedly mature politicians, religious leaders, and others are vociferous in a homophobic and vitriolic tone toward anyone with different lifestyles or points of view. Easily influenced children and teens hear these confusing tones of discord and may likely soon emulate in some unhealthy manner.
Chapter 1Transforming the Culture Chapter 2Dimensions and Overview of Bullying Chapter 3Back to Bullying Basics Chapter 4Getting Specific About Bullying Chapter 5Cyberbullying: Unimagined Cruelty Chapter 6Bully Free Summer Camps Chapter 7Bullying from Pre-School through Adolescence Chapter 8Helping Special Needs Students Achieve Success Chapter 9The Challenges of Changing the Culture Chapter 10Change Agents Chapter 11Empowering Students in the Solution Chapter 12Ten Burning Questions Chapter 13Parents as Protectors, Partners, and Change Agents Chapter 14Letters From the Children
To Santiago, everyday life has become an unbearable punishment and the idea of suicide, fascinating and terrible, comes up to his tortured mind frequently... Everything changes when he meets Lucía, the new girl. Friendly, intelligent and gifted of great sensibility, she’s the only one capable of discovering the entreasured inner self of the strange and lonely boy. Something extraordinary starts to happen to Santiago. He hides, under his apparent shy surface, an unexpected strong, indomitable and sometimes dark personality. But the cruel chasing continues, each time more obsessive and violent; but Santiago has decided to not let himself to be defeated, he endures it in silence, without complaining... without crying. Until that this nightmare also reaches his only friend and the fragile sanity of the boy ends up breaking in a devastating and terrible way. The boy who would not weep: the true face of bullying constitutes one of the first novels that present the cruel and true face of bullying. With a straight forward and austere language, Jiménez-Barbero brings a shocking story, with no cracks, straight to the point, whose mission, being read and understood by all audiences, is perfectly fulfilled since the narrative rhythm allows a complete immersion, without flourishes, in a story that sometimes can be read as a documentary. Ultimately, that’s what the novel is about, a cry of alarm issued by someone who has lived in the first line of fire. The author has worked as a police officer in a problematic that’s neglected by a culture obsessed by violence in all its forms. That being said, The boy who would not weep: the true face of bullying is a must read to all parents whose children are teenagers, but also to those that think that this problem keeps them at borders and comprehend up to which point a boy’s darkness can reach up, making him even deny the tears.
The numerous anti-bullying programs in schools across the United States have done little to reduce the number of reported bullying instances. One reason for this is that little attention has been paid to the role of the media and popular culture in adolescents' bullying and mean-girl behavior. This book addresses media role models in television, film, picture books, and the Internet in the realm of bullying and relational aggression. It highlights portrayals with unproductive strategies that lead to poor resolutions or no resolution at all. Young viewers may learn ineffective, even dangerous, ways of handling aggressive situations. Victims may feel discouraged when they are unable to handle the situation as easily as in media portrayals. They may also feel their experiences are trivialized by comic portrayals. Entertainment programming, aimed particularly at adolescents, often portray adults as incompetent or uncaring and include mean-spirited teasing. In addition, overuse of the term "bully" and defining all bad behavior as "bullying" may dilute the term and trivialize the problem.
Physical, emotional, verbal, and now cyber bullying are an increasing problem in our nation’s schools and within our children’s social networks. How can we understand it? Community leaders and activists Gómez and Arroyo worked with children, teenagers, and parents—both the victims and the bullies—to put together this searing anthology of original essays, poetry, plays, and commentary on how bullying has affected their lives.
Although academic freedom in teaching and learning methods is crucial to a nation’s growth, the concept comes with numerous misnomers and is subjected to much academic debate and doubt. This volume maps out how truth and intellectual integrity remain the fundamental principle on which the foundation of a university should be laid.
This is a guidebook to help children who: - bully or take revenge on others for the pain they have felt themselves - have become very defensive because something too painful has happened to them - have hardened their hearts because they have: been too hurt in love; met with too much harshness; witnessed parental violence; been repeatedly hit; been shamed or humiliated; or - had too many experiences of not being responded to - think they have lost their parent's love to someone else and have hardened their heart.
Aided by little elfin characters, this helpful handbook delves into the who, what, and why’s of bullying—and, most importantly, the how’s of thwarting bullies. Kids will learn nonviolent ways to assert and protect themselves—and when to ask for adult help. Together, kids and caring grown-ups can banish bullies in schools and neighborhoods.