Regarded as one of the most influential management books of all time, this fourth edition of Leadership and Organizational Culture transforms the abstract concept of culture into a tool that can be used to better shape the dynamics of organization and change. This updated edition focuses on today´s business realities. Edgar Schein draws on a wide range of contemporary research to redefine culture and demonstrate the crucial role leaders play in successfully applying the principles of culture to achieve their organizational goals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Milton Bagby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000457/bk_acx0_000457_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A new adult contemporary romance set in the heart of country music...Nashville Part One - Ready to Reach Ever thought a dream might pass you by? Nineteen-year old CeCe Mackenzie is determined to make her dreams come true. She heads for Nashville with not much more to her name than a guitar, a Walker Hound named Hank Junior, and an old car she´d inherited from her grandma called Gertrude. But when Gertrude ends up on the side of I-40 in flames, Nashville has never seemed farther away. Help arrives in the form of two Georgia football players headed for the Nashville dream as well. When Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin stop to offer CeCe and Hank Junior a ride, fate may just give a nod to serendipity and meant to be. Because while CeCe is chasing after her dream, she might find love as well. Part Two - Hammer and a Song CeCe McKenzie grew up dreaming of a life doing what she loves - singing in Nashville. When she and her Hound dog Hank Junior set out to make her dream come true, life takes some twists she hadn´t counted on. Like falling for Holden Ashford, a songwriter with a gift. And also a girlfriend. Can a country music star´s hunky son help her forget about Holden? Or is that even possible when her heart insists on writing the song? Part Three - What We Feel Hunky musicians Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin rescue Nashville bound CeCe MacKenzie and her Walker Hound Hank Junior from the side of the road when her car catches on fire. A less determined girl might have let her dreams go up in smoke as well, but not CeCe. She´s been singing all her life, and she just wants a chance to do the thing she loves in a place where music is part of the fabric of life. As it turns out, Holden and Thomas want the same thing, and it isn´t long before they´re all chasing after the dream together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gayle Ambrielle Loflin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039259/bk_acx0_039259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you a singer who would like to be able to help others?Would you like to increase your contemporary voice teaching skills?Do you want a method to successfully identify and correct vocal issues with confidence?You love singing and want to share your gift with others, yet navigating the world of teaching voice and vocal coaching can be confusing and intimidating.There is a world of information out there, from methodology to voice science, but applying it in the teaching room can be a bewildering experience.Why does the voice sound like this?How can I fix this issue?What exercises should I choose? Teaching Contemporary Singing has the answers to these and many other vocal questions.Written by celebrity voice teacher John Henny, Teaching Contemporary Singing gives you the method he has used to train hundreds of leading voice teachers around the world.This easy to understand guide will show you:The first teaching stepsTheories of teachingThe teaching triangleHow the voice worksWhat registration isVoice scienceAdvanced teachingAnd more!Employing the revolutionary teaching triangle system, lessons are kept focused and non-intimidating so that you will quickly understand the techniques and be able to pass them on.From the first lesson, to more advanced ideas, Teaching Contemporary Singing, is perfect for anyone who has ever thought about teaching others to sing and expanding into teaching contemporary music such as musical theatre. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Henny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149488/bk_acx0_149488_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He’s perfect, except for his girlfriend. Becky finally landed her dream job as a chef. She wasn’t even looking for a relationship until he grabbed her arm. Sparks flew, but they were the angry kind. Life had taught her to be careful with her heart. But for Randy, she might be willing to make an exception. Randy’s bringing his girlfriend home to the family’s Texas ranch. If all goes well, he will propose to Katy. City life was not part of his future. His life could not be any more perfect. That is, until he discovers Katy’s hatred of the ranch. The sweet sound of Becky’s music, combined with the melodious sounds of the ranch, pull at Randy’s soul. Will the mystery and deceit bring them together, or will it drive them apart forever? Get it now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Masters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154017/bk_acx0_154017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, and from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life´s pain and glory. Jack McCall, an American expatriate in Rome with his young daughter, is trying to find some peace after his wife´s suicide. But his solitude is disturbed by the appearance of his sister-in-law, who begs him to return home. And once there, he finds himself drawn into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family´s past that can heal his anguished heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter MacNicol. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000331/bk_bant_000331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Folk Music in the United States gives listeners a broad overview of many kinds of folk music found in this country, from the songs of rural Appalachia and New England through the indigenous music of the American Indians and the African music brought by slaves, to the folk songs of European minorities. It traces the way folk music lives in the modern city, in the academic world, and in the contemporary music of American composers. The audiobook introduces listeners to the study of folk music as a kind of music and as an aspect of human culture. It uses music as an index to understanding American culture while it introduces listeners to various concepts in the field of ethnomusicology. The book is published by Wayne State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven A. Berner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006253/bk_acx0_006253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Musicians have often wanted to change the world, and many - from underground grime artists to mainstream pop icons - channel that desire through the political power of music. Music has a unique ability to unsettle the most fundamental political and social conventions - or, alternatively, to stabilize the status-quo. Sound System is the story of one musician’s journey to discover what exactly makes music so powerful. Years of touring, protesting, and performing have given Dave Randall an insider’s view of the music industry, enabling him to shed light on the most tightly held secrets of celebrity, commodification, and culture. He finds remarkable examples of music as a force of social change as well as something that has been used to keep people in their place throughout history. From the Glastonbury Festival to the Arab Spring, Pop Idol to the Trinidadian Carnival, Randall finds political inspiration across the musical spectrum. A blistering, intelligent polemic about the political power of music, Sound System investigates the raves, riots, and revolution of contemporary culture to answer the question - how can we make music serve the interest of the many, rather than the few? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Randall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116489/bk_acx0_116489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jennifer Knapp´s meteoric rise in the Christian music industry ended abruptly when she walked away and came out publicly as a lesbian. This is her story - of coming to Christ, of building a career, of admitting who she is, and of how her faith remained strong through it all. At the top of her career in the Christian music industry, Jennifer Knapp quit. A few years later, she publicly revealed she is gay. A media frenzy ensued, and many of her former fans were angry with what they saw as turning her back on God. But through it all, she held on to the truth that had guided her from the beginning. In this memoir, she finally tells her story: of her troubled childhood, the love of music that pulled her through, her dramatic conversion to Christianity, her rise to stardom, her abrupt departure from Christian contemporary music, her years of trying to come to terms with her sexual orientation, and her return to music and Nashville in 2010, when she came out publicly for the first time. She also talks about the importance of her faith, and despite the many who claim she can no longer call herself a believer, she maintains that she is both gay and a Christian. Now an advocate for LGBT issues in the church, Jennifer has witnessed heartbreaking struggles as churches wrestle with issues of homosexuality and faith. This engrossing, inspiring memoir will help people understand her story and to believe in their own stories, whatever they may be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Knapp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001719/bk_oasi_001719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Art Sex Music is the autobiography of a musician who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades.It is the account of an artist who, as part of COUM Transmissions, represented Britain at the IXth Biennale de Paris, whose Prostitution show at the ICA in 1976 caused the Conservative MP Nicholas Fairbairn to declare her, COUM and Throbbing Gristle ´´Wreckers of Civilisation´´...shortly before he was arrested for indecent exposure, and whose work continues to be held at the vanguard of contemporary art. And it is the story of her work as a pornographic model and striptease artiste which challenged assumptions about morality, erotica, and art. Wise, shocking, and elegant, this is the life of Cosey Fanni Tutti.Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013533/bk_tant_013533_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.