The Spelit Power Matrix

Author: June H. Schmieder-Ramirez
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781419671913
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The SPELIT POWER MATRIX is a leadership tool for untangling the organizational environment from a social, political, economic, legal, intercultural and technical view. The SPELIT analysis method was developed for adult learners to have a framework for determining and formulating the answer to the question: What is? There is a need to analyze the environment in all organizations, whether you are entering a new organization or to benchmark the existing organization. The purpose of this text is to show how perceptive leaders can analyze environments in preparation for possible future action. We demonstrate how the methodology aligns with previous theories regarding environmental scanning and produces a workable framework for the perceptive leader. The SPELIT POWER MATRIX is intended for practitioners doing a market analysis or diagnosis prior to implementing transitions, benchmarking in anticipation of an intervention, and can be used by undergraduate students and seasoned practitioners.

Rancho Mirage

Author: Aram Saroyan
Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated
ISBN: 9781569802342
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is one of the strangest true-crime stories ever written: a story of murder, reported rape, abduction and multiple personalities. It contains all of the ingredients of a chilling page-turner. Saroyan writes nonfiction as compelling as a great novel. Readers won't stop until the last page.

Palm Desert

Author: Historical Society of Palm Desert
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738569369
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sunnylands

Author: David Gilson De Long
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812241617
Format: PDF
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Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, California, is one of America's great estates. This richly illustrated book chronicles its extensive history, and individual essays by distinguished specialists document each major collection and the home's significance as an example of California midcentury modernist architecture.

Rancho Mirage

Author: Leo A. Mallette
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439639329
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rancho Mirage is a beautiful residential and desert-resort community nestled along the Santa Rosa Mountains, located between the cities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert in the Coachella Valley. Bighorn sheep and the Agua Caliente tribe of Cahuilla Indians were the area’s early inhabitants. Date farms and ranchos developed after aquifers were discovered. Guest ranches soon followed and became favorite destinations for the rich and famous in the 1940s and 1950s. By the early 1950s, residential communities designed in classic Desert Modern style were being constructed along with the valley’s first two country clubs with 18-hole golf courses. Rancho Mirage soon emerged as the “golf capital of the world” and has since grown to be a premier resort and residential community with a permanent population of 16,870 and several thousand additional winter residents who enjoy the city’s 10 country clubs, three world-class resorts, and scores of restaurants.

Joshua Tree National Park

Author: Joseph W. Zarki
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467132810
Format: PDF, ePub
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Human use of Joshua Tree National Park may extend as far back in time as 10,000 years. From the early Pinto Culture to modern tribes, native peoples have lived and hunted here for centuries. Indian trails helped guide Spanish, Mexican, and American explorers who gradually revealed the desert's secrets, leading to an influx of cattlemen, miners, and homesteaders between 1860 and 1930. As rugged as the desert itself, the area's pioneer history featured cattle rustlers, claim jumpers, and occasional gunfights. Grit, determination, and a fierce independence marked the lives of these early settlers, and the mines, ranches, and cabins they left behind hold many unforgettable stories. During the 1920s, Minerva Hamilton Hoyt found a unique beauty in the desert's sweeping vistas, and she worked tirelessly for the Joshua Tree area's preservation within the National Park System. Success came in 1936 when Pres. Franklin Roosevelt created Joshua Tree National Monument. With the Desert Protection Act, Joshua Tree was designated a national park in 1994.

Idyllwild and the High San Jacintos

Author: Robert B. Smith
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439620903
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Southern California’s hidden treasure lies in the San Jacinto Mountains. Capped by the last 10,000-foot peaks on the way to Mexico, these mountains have enriched human lives for centuries. Discovered by loggers in 1876, partially stripped of their trees during California’s first population boom in the 1880s, then protected by federal edict in 1897, these mountains attracted a special breed of settler. The uncommon village of Idyllwild was created by common people who were enchanted by the surrounding forest wilderness. Isolated here, high above the chaos of modern life, they have preserved a vestige of mid-20th-century small-town America in the woods. This collection of around 200 previously unpublished photographs, including stunning images by the gifted photographers Avery Field and Harry Wendelken, offers glimpses of the paths along which village and wilderness have shaped each other.

Popular Images of American Presidents

Author: William C. Spragens
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313228995
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The contributors to this volume examine the popular images of twenty-two American presidents. They attempt to determine the public standing of these presidencies and consider each president in terms of his image over time. It is argued that fluctuations in succeeding generations' interpretations of past presidents are significant to understanding the kaleidoscopic nature of presidential images. A variety of analytical approaches is employed, including examination of historical narrative, content analysis of editorials and news coverage, and explication of public opinion survey data. For public reactions and the reactions of other leadership figures, the contributors have drawn from the contemporary press as well as from the writings of historians and political scientists. This collection of essays will open avenues of thought on American political history anb shed new light on the character of past presidents. It will be indispensable to those engaged in the study of political history and political science.

140 Great Hikes in and Near Palm Springs

Author: Philip Ferranti
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1937052192
Format: PDF
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* Hikes organized by nine regions in the Palm Springs area * A wide variety of hikes, from family- and dog-friendly to difficult treks * Hike ratings, seasonal advice, and introductory comments help hikers select the appropriate trail From surreal lunar landscapes to high elevation trails with spectacular views, and from breathtaking wildflower hikes to treks that start near downtown Palm Springs, this best-selling guidebook offers hikes for every age and experience level.

Rancho Mirage

Author: Steven Dietz
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 082223582X
Format: PDF, ePub
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RANCHO MIRAGE is a bitingly funny black comedy about what happens when the fictions that hold our lives together are exposed. In this sharp and surprising sojourn into the psyche of modern-day America—where affluence is perhaps our greatest mirage—three couples, long-time friends, find themselves at a dinner party where everyone finally decides to tell the truth. RANCHO MIRAGE asks what connects us when our youth, our dreams, and our last bottle of wine are gone.