By Cali Williams Yost
TWEAK IT helps negotiate the seemingly endless, everyday micro-tradeoffs that determine the fundamental sense of well-being on and off the job. TWEAK IT shows you how to have a week where you can work and sit down with your spouse for dinner; work and go to your daughter's soccer game; work and shop for your sister's birthday present; work and meet a friend for lunch; work and have a potluck supper with the neighbors. As the CEO of Work+Life Fit, Inc. and Flex+Strategy Group, Yost has 15 years of experience and research in the work+life field. Her research has shown a number of key categories for tweaking that most directly influence day-to-day success, areas in which a small tweak here and there can allow time for everything that matters. TWEAK IT presents an easy to implement 52 week program that can be individually tailored and focuses on tweaking relationships, wellness, life maintenance, financial planning, networking and social media, for example: ·Friends and Family TWEAKS - make time every week for your people ·Self Care TWEAKS - bring physical and spiritual well-being to work and everyday life ·Life Maintenance TWEAKS - keeping up with daily maintenance that allows life to run more smoothlyIn TWEAK IT, Yost will feature examples of senior executives, athletes, politicians and celebrities who use her program to tweak the way their lives fit into their demanding jobs. These case histories will motivate and inspire the reader to tweak for success and happiness. Cali Williams Yost knows we consistently struggle to "fit" it all in. TWEAK IT will end the fight.Cali Williams Yost has been shaping the global dialogue on work+life flexibility for nearly two decades. Yost is the CEO and founder of Work+Life Fit, Inc., a research and consulting firm that develops and implements the broad-ranging organizational and personal flexibility strategies that have become a strategic imperative for global business success. Clients range from BDO Seidman, LLP and Quaker/Tropicana to the United Nations, Ernst & Young and the U.S. Navy. A former commercial banker and graduate of Columbia Business School, Yost is author of the critically acclaimed Work+Life: Finding the Fit That's Right for You, the first "work+life "fit" handbook for individuals.
By Charlie Savage
In 1789, the Founders devised a system of checks and balances to keep kingly powers out of the hands of presidents. But in the 1970s and 80s, a faction of Republicans, outraged by the weakening of the presidency after Watergate and Vietnam, abandoned the traditional conservative suspicion of concentrated government power. These men hatched a plot that would allow the White House to wield enormous powers, operating behind a veil of secrecy and unchecked by Congress or the courts.Today's administration is bringing this project to fruition. TAKEOVER reveals the machinations behind the headlines and lays bare a hidden agenda three decades in the making, one that links warrantless wiretapping and Bush's judicial nominees, torture and Cheney's energy task force, the faith-based initiative and the imprisonment of citizens without trial. It tells the story of how a group of true believers, led by Cheney, set out to establish near-monarchical executive powers that, in the words of one conservative critic, 'will lie around like a loaded weapon' for any future president.