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Analysis of "Greenleaf" by Flannery O’Connor

- The short story “Greenleaf” by Flannery O’Connor tells of Mrs. May, an old, bitter, and selfish woman. She thinks badly of everyone around her, including her own two sons. It also compares her family to that of the Greenleaf family, who Mrs. May sees as inferior to her. O’Connor unveils the story of Mrs. May and her demise through the use of point of view, character, and symbolism. She uses the third person omniscient view to give the reader a sense of Mrs. May’s character, and the symbols of the bull, and the conflict between the bull and Mrs....   [tags: Greenleaf, Flannery O’Connor]

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Pride in Greenleaf and Spotted Horses

- Pride in Greenleaf" and Spotted Horses Pride is a feeling that most people in the world have always shared. Pride can be a great thing to have, but when a person has too much pride, the situation becomes very different. Pride can cause a person to do things he would not do under normal circumstances, and it can cause a person unhappiness. Mrs. May in "Greenleaf" and Henry Armstid in "Spotted Horses" both have a sad type of pride that leads to untimely death and demise. In Henry's case, his pride is the direct cause of his injuries done by the horses, and Mrs....   [tags: Greenleaf Spotted Horses Essays]

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Symbol of the Bull in Greenleaf

- Symbol of the Bull in Greenleaf Animals are often used by authors of novels and short stories as literary symbols. In "Greenleaf," a short story by Flannery O'Connor, a bull is used to represent Jesus Christ. O'Connor does this according to how the bull looks, how it is rejected, and how it seems to offer grace to Mrs. May. The first way O'Connor uses the bull to represent Christ is by appearance. A few times in the story the bull seems to be lit up like the sun or by the moon. This is comparable to Jesus because many people imagine Christ as a person or a spirit with rays of light flowing from Him....   [tags: Flannery O'Connor Greenleaf Essays]

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Greenleaf’s The Servant Leader

- Greenleaf’s The Servant Leader The Servant Leader discusses the importance of leaders who adopt a service oriented attitude in which they care for the needs of others before their own. A servant leader need not be an actual servant or have ever been a servant to become a servant leader. Rather, a servant leader is born with or adopts an “others first” disposition. Climbing through the ranks may help to create a servant leader, though it is not necessary. When leaders choose to see that the needs of their followers or their organizations are the highest priority they become servants....   [tags: Servant Leadership Robert K. Greenleaf Essays]

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Effective Foreshadowing in Flannery O’Connor’s Greenleaf

- Effective Foreshadowing in Flannery O’Connor’s Greenleaf “Mrs. May’s bedroom window was low and faced on the east and the bull, silvered in the moonlight, stood under it, his head raised as if he listened- like some patient god come down to woo her- for a stir inside her room. The window was dark and the sound of her breathing too light to be carried outside. Clouds crossing the room blackened him and in the dark he began to tear at the hedge. Presently they passed and he appeared again in the same spot, chewing steadily, with a hedge-wreath that he had ripped loose for himself caught in the tips of his horns....   [tags: Flannery O’Connor’s Greenleaf]

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O'Connor’s Greenleaf

- O'Connor’s Greenleaf O'Connor’s story, "Greenleaf," is a dramatic and violent exposition of the workings of grace. The story takes its title from the name of a family who work on the property of a Mrs May. Throughout the story, contrasts are built up between Mrs May's children, who haven't been terribly successful, and Mrs Greenleaf's children, who somehow seem to have succeeded even though Mrs May regards them as very low down on the social scale. Mrs Greenleaf becomes the subject of some satire in the story in terms of her fundamentalist Christianity....   [tags: Flannery O'Connor Greenleaf Essays]

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John Greenleaf Whittier: A Poet and Activist

- ... The year after, Whittier attended Haverhill Academy, studying there for two years while supporting his economy working as a shoemaker and schoolteacher. By the time Whittier turned twenty years old, he had published enough verse and poems to give himself the attention of several editors and readers in the antislavery movement – being a Quaker, Whittier devoted himself to social causes, working passionately as an editor for several abolitionist newspapers and magazines such as the American Manufacturer and Essex Gazette in Boston, later becoming the editor of the New England Weekly Review....   [tags: Slavery, Abolition, Author]

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Greenleaf by Flannery O'Connor

- Greenleaf by Flannery O'Connor In her story, “Greenleaf”, the author Flannery O’Conner shows us that people can sometimes blind their factual vision of the world through a mask of dreams, so that they would not be able to make a distinction between reality and their dreams of reality. O’Conner unveils this through the use of point of view , character, irony, and symbol. Being told through the limited omniscient point of view, this story takes place on a dairy farm, which was the only thing left to Mrs....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Awakening Vs. Greenleaf

- A strong critique by existentialist writers of modern society is the way in which humans live unexamined, meaningless lives with no true concept of what it is to be an unique individuals. In Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening and in Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Greenleaf” the characters Edna and Mrs. May, respectively, begin almost as common, stock characters living unfulfilled lives. They eventually converge, however, upon an elevated life and death filled with new meaning through their struggle with their role as individuals surrounded by other important beings....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Spirituality in John Greenleaf Whittier's The Worship of Nature

- Spirituality in John Greenleaf Whittier's The Worship of Nature If man ever said that he could not experience God outside of the walls of a church, it is evident that he never read John Greenleaf Whittier. John Greenleaf Whittier was a Quaker who, like all Quakers, placed an emphasis on a simple life. Quakers believe in leading a life without artificial things. Because of his Quaker beliefs, he had a deep understanding of the spirituality of the natural world. In his poem, The Worship of Nature Whittier takes his readers on a spiritual journey through a world untouched by man....   [tags: Whittier Worship of Nature Essays]

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The Power of an Author

- The Power of an Author Authors have the ability justify the worst actions. Authors have a way of romanticizing certain situations in order to convey a specific message. A good author has power to influence the reader into believing whatever it is the author wants. When it comes to the story of Hannah Dustan, authors such as John Greenleaf Whittier have romanticized her captivity story along with the actions she took throughout her journey. Introducing a character that will be seen in the story is one of the most vital parts when creating a piece of literature....   [tags: Hannah Dustan, John Greenleaf Whittier]

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Flannery O'Connor's Short Fiction

- Flannery O'Connor's "Greenleaf," "Everything that Rises Must Converge," and "A Good Man is Hard to Find" Introduction To the uninitiated, the writing of Flannery O'Connor can seem at once cold and dispassionate, as well as almost absurdly stark and violent. Her short stories routinely end in horrendous, freak fatalities or, at the very least, a character's emotional devastation. Working his way through "Greenleaf," "Everything that Rises Must Converge," or "A Good Man is Hard to Find," the new reader feels an existential hollowness reminiscent of Camus' The Stranger; O'Connor's imagination appears a barren, godless plane of meaninglessness, punctuated by pockets of random, mindless cruelt...   [tags: Greenleaf, A Good Man is Hard to Find]

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The Stor of Leo and Servananr Leadership

- Servant leadership is a philosophy and practice of leadership defined by Robert Greenleaf, Greenleaf work for AT&T for many years studying management and education. All along, Greenleaf felt that the power centered authoritarian leadership way used a lot in the United States was not working. Servant leaders achieve results for their group by giving priority attention to the needs of their colleagues and those they serve. Leaders who use this philosophy are usually humble stewards of the organization the take part in....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Comparison: Pieces of Flannery O'Connor

- Flannery O’Connor was an extremely revered author for his writing techniques that may be examined throughout almost all of his pieces, especially in: “Everything That Rises Must Converge” and “Greenleaf”. Both of these short stories hone in on the two most controversial topics in societal history: religion and race. And with that, “Everything That Rises Must Converge”, a short story in the collection Everything That Rises Must Converge, is a brief tale from a third person point of view, set in the late 1960s; that of an old mother and her young adult son, Julian, who the story focuses on....   [tags: Race, Religion, Literary Analysis]

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Flannery O' Connor's "Greenleaf"

- 1) THEMES The short story "Greenleaf" shows us some of the central themes of Flannery O'Connor's literary work. Religion is one of the main themes in her works and also in "Greenleaf." In this short story, the Southern writer exposes two of her major preoccupations about religion: - The conflict between Catholicism and Protestantism - The revelation of Christ's grace in the main characters These aspects of the religious theme are especially important in the development of the plot of "Greenleaf." The tension between Mrs....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Servant Leadership Role: A Hero with A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

- Introduction Reference Summary While exploring my personal leadership I used a variety of books, research articles and assessments. The books were used to cover servant leaders, agile development and organizational learning. In addition to the books used for research I reviewed several articles on both servant leadership and agile development where I was able to being to piece together each methodology. Since I am a huge of assessments, the research was personal assessment heavy with all of the educational and professional assessments I have participated in over the last few years....   [tags: servant leaders, interconnected, people]

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The South in O’Connor’s Stories

- Flannery O’ Connor was greatly influenced by her origin. She often wrote about the South. Her stories were set in Southern States and her characters were Southern folk from small rural towns. Her characters are typical Southerners: from their faith to the way they talked. Religion is a big part of southern culture and also plays a big role in O’ Connor’s stories. There was also a lot of violence at the time O’ Connor was growing up; this transcends to her stories. She was also great at grasping the dialect of southerners....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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O'Connor Character Traits

- O'Connor Character Traits In Flannery O'Connor's short stories, "A Good Man is Hard to Find", "Revelation", and "Greenleaf", the main character in each share similar traits. Though the grandmother, Mrs. Turpin, and Mrs. May differ from each other in many aspects, there are three notable traits that each clearly possesses. Each of these individuals is highly conscious of their own social status, is socially prejudiced, and is extremely racist. Each of the women is revealed as being highly conscious of their own social status....   [tags: Comparative Literature Green Leaf Essays Papers]

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Servant Leadership, Not For All Companies

- Servant Leadership, Not For All Companies The past can teach business leaders many lessons and educators can help guide the leaders of tomorrow. Leadership is evolving, and institutions of higher education are creating leaders to meet the needs of the global business environment. In comparison to past leadership styles and theories which evolved from the autocratic, task, based, direct from the ivory tower leadership style to the “lead by example” leadership styles, educators can build the next generations of leaders, but first must decide which of the two new dominant theories—servant and transformational, is the best fit....   [tags: Business Leaders, Educators, Lessons]

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Emerging as a Servant Leader

- Traditional theories of leadership include the great man, power bases, skills approach, style approach, contingency, and path-goal theories. Those are all very objectively based, not looking at the individual’s experiences, wants, needs, and idiosyncrasies. Then the emerging leadership theories came along, viewing leaders as unique individuals, instead of positions within an organization. These theories are relationship-heavy, focusing on the interactions between the leaders and the followers as something fragile, instead of surface-level....   [tags: Leadership]

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Servant Leadership Influence on Student Mentoring

- Servant Leadership Influence on Student Mentoring Mentoring is a committed collaborative partnership, not a dependent relationship. According to Bernier, Larose, and Soucy (2005), the relationship and commitment created within a mentoring program is crucial for its success in assisting the mentee. Past studies have focused on student mentoring and its influence on academic performance, retention, and graduation. The thesis of this paper will examine the theory of servant leadership and its influence on a mentoring approach to assist students academically....   [tags: Leadership ]

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Media and Body Image

- ... The purpose of this paper to examine female athletes decisions to turn to eating disorders in order to maintain this “perfect figure” that they think is the ideal body they should possess. The thought of eating disorders reminded me of when we learned about violence and deviance in sport. People with eating disorders are seeking to feel accepted within the public. Spitting up food in order to have a nice looking body is against the social norms. Not only are eating disorders against the social norms, but also they are seen a self-destructive behavior....   [tags: young women, eating disorder]

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The Dilemma Of An Accountant

- The ethical dilemma in this case is one that Daniel Potter is faced with. Daniel is a staff accountant at a Big Eight accounting firm, Baker Greenleaf. He was given the duty of performing an audit on a wholly-owned real estate subsidiary (Sub) of a long-standing and important client of his firm. Oliver Freeman is Daniel’s project manager. Oliver is the one that gave Daniel the task of performing the audit, and he is expecting a clean opinion from Daniel on the analysis of the Sub in order to secure the clients account exclusively....   [tags: Business Ethics Morals ]

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Servant Leadership

- As the research of management has evolved so has the concept and influence in leadership. Today’s leaders face an extremely aggressive business environment where change is a constant issue. To deal with these issues adequately, followers must share the leaders vision and be willing to commit to accomplishing the leaders direction. Providing an atmosphere of teamwork is essential in order to achieve this. Servant leaders are known to serve others first in order to achieve and maintain high performance by their followers resulting in greater success for their organization Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organization...   [tags: Servant Leaders]

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What´s Servant Leadership?

- Servant leadership paper Although servant leadership is often associated with the Bible and Jesus Christ, it is totally compatible with most religions and theories of philosophy. This statement is very apt to the point under discussion. Using Greenleaf characteristics of servant leadership against the religious philosophy of Buddhism and transformational leadership style, an attempt is made to prove the point. James McGregor Burns, well known leadership thinker first introduced the concept of transformational leadership in his famous work, "Leadership." As per definition transformational leadership is a process where leaders and their team support each other to higher levels of morality and...   [tags: bible, jesuscrist, philosophy]

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Antisocial Personality Disorder in the Film The Talented Mr. Ripley

- ... He did not own the jacket, yet when asked if he had went to the school he said he did. The man, Mr. Greenleaf then asked if he knew his son Dickie. Instead of saying he didn’t, he continued further with his lie to say he did and asked how Dickie was. Mr. Greenleaf begs Tom whom he believes is a friend of Dickie’s to go to Italy and bring his son back home and he would give him $1000 for his troubles. Tom shows intelligence in digging up information about Dickie so he could form a relationship with him based on interests....   [tags: remorse, aggressive, responsibility, plan]

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Description of a Servant Leader Mindset

- The orientation of a leader comes from an entirely different place from that of one who identifies their orientation as a “servant leader mindset” (SLM) I contend from here it is transformative, evolved. While servant leadership is a timeless concept, the phrase “servant leadership” was coined by (Robert K. Greenleaf 1970). With an emphasis on “following” it is the oldest of leadership change dating back to the 4th century B.C. (Brewer, 2010) “servant leadership” coined by Robert Greenleaf in 1970, but has its’ roots firmly planted in classical antiquity....   [tags: leaders, leadership, servant leader]

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The Power and Genius of Alexander Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades

- The Power and Genius of Alexander Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades In Alexander Pushkin’s “The Queen of Spades,” many aspects of the short story have made for considerable debate among scholars.  Pushkin fills an integral role in Russian literary history, and there are abundant research sources to use in analyzing and interpreting his texts.  Pushkin is often referred to as the Father of Modern Russian Literature, but until just recently much of the criticism on Pushkin focused on Pushkin himself as the author, the innovative simplicity in his prose, or the political relationship between Pushkin and the Russian aristocracy.  Pushkin’s personal life was often the subject of public debate among...   [tags: Queen Spades]

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The Sociopath Mr. Ripley

- Conceptualize a world in which you have no conscience, no feelings of guilt or remorse -no matter what actions you take- no sense of empathy or concern of the well being of friends, loved ones, or even family members. This is the world of a sociopath. This is the world of Tom Ripley in Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley. Tom develops into an intelligent young man who eventually conjures a crime spree in Europe. His driving force behind this spree, though the spree may be sporadic, is freedom....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Character Analysis, Informative]

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Romanticism Through Whittier's Eyes

- Most people agree that abolishing slavery has always been a struggle throughout the history of America. Great writers and thinkers openly expressed their disapproval, especially during the Romantic era. During this time period, strict laws were replaced by artistic freedom, experimentation, and critical thinking. Ideas of political liberty were also seriously considered by Romantics. Through a close examination of the poem “Ichabod,” John Greenleaf Whittier is definitely considered a Romantic poet because he strongly presents his political opposition to slavery, criticizes and questions the moral qualities of man, and expresses religious ideas through a metaphorical comparison to the Bible....   [tags: Romanticism Essays]

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Leadership Development Plan

- LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PLAN Journey as a leader Leadership is a process of influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a goal or a specific task. Leadership has nothing to do with seniority or one’s position, with titles, personal attributes but rather a leader is someone who has followers, has the capacity to transform a vision into reality. We live in a society where there is interaction, limited resources, skills which, bring up issues such as culture, economic transactions, government and governance, international relations, arts and entertainment to be dealt with religiously....   [tags: competencies, self-assessment]

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Servant Leadership

- Servant Leadership Human Resource Management, Spring 2010 Introduction In the first major paper on stakeholder theory, Edward Freeman and David Reed state that a stakeholder is "Any identifiable group or individual on which the organization is dependent for its continued survival." (Freeman and Reed 89) Given that these groups' input are all vital part of an organization's success, creating solutions that benefit all stakeholders is important for long term success. Solutions that conflict with the interest of one of the stakeholders, could result in that stakeholder withdrawing the support that the organization needs to survive....   [tags: Leadership]

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The Detrimental Effects of Anorexia on the Body and Mind

- Ana’s Limelight Christy Greenleaf, assistant professor of kinesiology, health promotion and recreation at University of North Texas, stated, “Girls and women, in our society are socialized to value physical appearance and an ultra-thin beauty that rarely occurs naturally and to pursue that ultra-thin physique at any cost.” Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among young women. Furthermore, one in every ten people with anorexia will die from a complication brought on by the disorder....   [tags: complications, suicide, media]

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At first Sight and the Life of Jeremy Marsh

- Life can change in the blink of an eye. Nicholas Sparks tells the life of a young couple with many struggles in his book, At First Sight, which was published in 2005 by Grand Central Publishing. This is a fictional love story that can be read by any young adult. This novel can be compared to The Wedding, which is another Nicholas Sparks book. These two books are similar because each book is character-driven and has a twisted end. At First Sight is a successful book because it strongly describes the setting, goes in depth with the events, and keeps the readers guessing....   [tags: novels,love story, nicholas sparks]

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The Rescue Mission in the Son Tay Prison Camp

- Introduction On 21 November 1970, a joint Army/ Air force task force attempted to rescue POW’s from the Son Tay prison camp 23 miles west of Hanoi. The task force, comprised of 56 Special Forces soldiers and 13 Aircraft plus crews was commanded by BG Leroy Manor, LTC Leroy Snydor, and COL Arthur “Bull” Simons as deputy commander and ground force commander. Although no POW’s were rescued, the mission is considered a success due to the cooperation of the involved agencies and branches in the planning and execution of the raid....   [tags: pow, planning, lessons]

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Analysis of Patricia Highsmith's Character Tom Ripley

- The intention of this assignment is to analyse Patricia Highsmith’s character Tom Ripley as a moral being, and the complex position we as the readers are put in when viewing the Ripley character. This assignment will also establish if there is a morality or ideology underpinning Highsmith’s work, and if that ideology is socially reinforcing or purely a subversive one. Patricia Highsmith is a highly successful female American writer who’s career spanned from “1945 until her death in 1995” (Wilson, 2010)....   [tags: Biography, Social Prosecution]

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A Closer Look at Hannah Dustan’s Affair

- A Closer Look at Hannah Dustan’s Affair Throughout literature, there have been many tales told about strong, brave heroes and mighty, wily savages and beasts. However, one story that still speaks to students today is that of a heroine by the name of Hannah Dustan, who killed ten Indians with the assistance of her two fellow captives. Together, they escaped capture, and Hannah Dustan told her tale again and again to individuals she encountered. Because she did not write her story down, others did it for her....   [tags: literature, indian attack, gender roles]

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A Servant Leader’s Approach to Employee-Centric Operations

- It is quite a privilege to analyze a leader I have no fear or reservation following. To be nearing the end of my third full decade of professional life, it has been both the unqualified and unethical managers who remind me that a career requires survival skill and dumb luck. Thankfully, leadership, discipline, and service will be unmistakable themes in my attempt to categorize my present leader. Even as I gladly look past the transgressions of much earlier encountered bad actors. So I will begin with mention of the steward or servant leader, either one will suffice, and the defining qualities of empathy, kindness, honest, humility, and respect for others (Lussier & Achua, 2012)....   [tags: skills, listening, empathy, dignity]

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Changing the Military with Servant Leadership

- There are a number of significant difficulties for today’s military - the Global War on Terrorism or what has recently been termed the “Long War;” weapon system acquisitions and personnel draw downs. The focus of this paper is on one strategic component of the military quest—Leadership. More specifically, it will center on servant leadership and its impact on the military’s vision. This paper first explores the significance of the leadership change, followed by an examination of three notable characteristics of servant leadership and their historical influence through the eyes of a famous leader....   [tags: Servant Leadership Essays]

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A Personal Model of Leadership

- Introduction Through identification and ongoing assessment of her leadership style and ability this leader is able to develop and understand her own strengths and limitations in order to grow and develop into a more effective leader. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of servant leadership, contingency, path-goal styles leadership to gain an understanding of current leadership models, identify this author’s style of leadership and explore why leadership is important to organizations, society and this author....   [tags: Leadership ]

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Servant Leadership at Pervasive Solutions

- Servant leadership is the management philosophy at Pervasive Solutions. From the perspective of a middle manager, this is a description of how the leadership team at Pervasive Solutions uses the servant leadership philosophy to lead, make decisions, lead change, and to motivate the employees to succeed. According to Hellriegel, Jackson and Slocum (2008), “the relationship between leaders and subordinates is reinforced by the concept of servant leadership” (p. 56). Nayab, N. (n.d.) stated, “The servant leader always looks at the good in others and remains patient and forgiving....   [tags: Business Management ]

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The Communication of Body Mass

- There are many aspects to communication. What one says without words is often more important than the words actually being said. A person’s physical appearance communicates volumes. With obesity becoming ever more common, it is extremely important to understand the weight that body mass can put on people’s communication in business. There are various stereotypes that overweight people must battle. Getting hired is often a major hurdle for heavy people, and even after landing the job, stereotypes can still communicate and inflict negativity....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]

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Campaigning at Its Finest

- Joshua Michael Stern is a relatively new director in the world of feature films, with Swing Vote being his most current film, he is also known for movies such as Neverwas and The Amityville Horror. He comes from a family who comes from directors and show business creators, his grandfather, Jules Green, was the original executive producer of The Tonight Show, his grandmother was a studio executive and discovered British talent and brought it to America (Stern, Richman). Swing Vote takes place in election time in a small town of Texico, New Mexico, where we are introduced to the main character, played by Kevin Costner, Bud....   [tags: Political Science]

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Lies And Deceit

- False identities, lies and deceit, Lucentio from The Taming Of The Shrew and Tom from The Talented Mr. Ripley did all of these things. They both lied about what they like or what they did. They both took false identities to get the girl that they wanted to like them. Though they have many similarities comedies and dramas end very differently. The Talented Mr. Ripley is a drama and ends in tragedy, The Taming Of The Shrew is a comedy and ends with happiness. Lucentio and Tom both lied to get what they wanted from people who were supposed to be able to trust them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Servant Leadership

- When it comes to leading, one may use different styles and different theories. Some of the theories include trait, behavior, and contingency. Daft (2008) stated that the trait approach is an understanding of leadership which focuses on leader’s personal traits. The behavior approach focuses on the leader adopting the appropriate behavior. He also indicated that the contingency theory explains the relationship between leadership styles and effectiveness in specific situations. It combines the traits and behavior approaches (Daft, 2008, pp.38, 43, 64)....   [tags: trait, behavior, leader]

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Are Teachers Servant-Leaders?

- The other day I listened to a friend of mine share experiences of her grade 5 classroom. She lamented how difficult it is to teach today, and gave examples of how much students have changed. One of her friends replied, ‘we would never have said anything like that to one of our teachers!” As I thought about it, I realized she was right; I would have never done the things that some of my students do, but then again things have changed. The education system has change and continues to change. It only makes sense that the role of the teacher needs to change as well....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]

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Nursing Leadership Analysis

- Nursing Leadership Analysis Leadership at times can be a complex topic to delve into and may appear to be a simple and graspable concept for a certain few. Leadership skills are not simply acquired through position, seniority, pay scale, or the amount of titles an individual holds but is a characteristic acquired or is an innate trait for the fortunate few who possess it. Leadership can be misconstrued with management; a manager “manages” the daily operations of a company’s work while a leader envisions, influences, and empowers the individuals around them....   [tags: assessments, skills, respect]

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JLB Enterprises: Managing Performance Through Participative Leadership

- JLB Enterprises: Managing Performance Through Participative Leadership A participative leadership approach is a very promising and viable solution to address the problems faced by JLB Enterprises. This paper will use the participative leadership theory, specifically including a mix of consultative and servant leadership styles, to offer a solution to the issue of an underperforming workforce and low job satisfaction. Effective implementation of the following could potentially position JLB Enterprises to stop the downward trend, rebound to prior performance, and may even encourage growth....   [tags: loyalty, employees, workforce]

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Theory and Practice of Servant Leadership

- Servant Leadership, found in Chapter Ten of the text Leadership: Theory and Practice, is a paradoxical approach to leadership. It begins with the innate desire to serve first, and then lead through servant hood. Servant Leadership, originating in the early 1970s, is similar to the skills and styles approach, focusing on leadership from the leader’s viewpoint and his behavior under the leadership. Under this style of leadership, the leaders are considerate of the followers needs, empathizing with and having compassion for the followers....   [tags: organizational management philosophy]

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The Lord of the Rings

- In The Fellowship of the Ring, the Protagonist is Frodo Baggins, a hobbit from the Shire who becomes the Ring-bearer. The Antagonist is Sauron, the Dark Lord that forged the One Ring to take over Middle-Earth. In the fellowship, aside for the ring-bearer, are three other hobbits, Samwise Gamgee, Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck, three of Frodo’s closest friends. There is also Gandalf, the wizard; Legolas Greenleaf, son of the Elf King of Northern Mirkwood; the dwarf Gimli, son of Gloin; Aragorn, son of Arathorn, and heir to the throne of Gondor; and Boromir, oldest son of the Steward of Gondor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Value of Roots

- The Value of Roots The era of the American Revolution was a time of great nationalism, hope, and unity. People who were once only colonists were now citizens of a new and exciting nation. As the years wore on, however, the citizens of the United States were faced with the reality of building a country. The nation strove to find a place for itself, to become secure against the power of the rest of the world. Industry grew along with the population, but what the new country gained in strength it lost in spirit....   [tags: Poem Poetry Poetic Poems Essays]

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The Fire Side Poets from the Romantic Period of Literature Appreciate Nature

- ... The poem shared the just of the story but by saying Paul warned people out of the goodness of his heart is what made it romanticized. He was ordered to do so and had knowledge of the war for some time before that. Some other fireside poets were, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, & John Greenleaf Whittier. Just as the Fire side poets, the transcendentalist were also really into nature. The transcendentalist had a deep love for nature. They believed that life with more simplicity is just as fulfilling if not more than a life filled with worldly possessions....   [tags: transcendentalist, gothic, war]

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The Contributions of “Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl” to American Literature

- In the nineteenth century, following the devastating American Civil War, author John Greenleaf Whittier wrote a lengthy poem designed to solve both personal and national problems. Whittier hoped that his poetry could stitch together the festering wounds left by the Civil War. While composing his work, Whittier realized that a reminder of good times from the past would assist his fragile country in its reconstruction; his poem “Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl” became the vehicle through which he achieved this goal....   [tags: Literature]

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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ronald Reagan: Servant Leaders

- ... presidency (Ronald Reagan: Biography, n.d.). King’s popularity grew and afforded him a membership of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which led to the leadership of the first Negro nonviolent protest; a bus boycott that lasted 382 days (Martin Luther King Jr.,, n.d.). This boycott brought King death threats, a bombing at his home, and an arrest, however he emerged from these trials as a prominent Negro leader. King was then elected as the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, which promoted peaceful demonstrations against civil rights infringements....   [tags: biographical and accomplishment analysis, ]

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Smart Phones and Virtual Reality in 10 Years

- Over the last decade, we have witnessed technology develop from being something we were just becoming familiar with and slowly embracing, to what it has become now. Contemporary people now have a dependence on being able to communicate with our friends and colleagues wherever and whenever we need to, being able to access and share media on any device, and being able to work on the go and collaborate your ideas and documents with people across the globe. Technology has become truly invaluable to the modern world, and without it the world would suffer from drastic social and economic consequences....   [tags: Technology]

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Quantum Limited Particle Sensing in Optical Tweezers

- The application of the radiation pressure force for the trapping of atoms and neutral particles was pioneered by Arthur Ashkin \cite{ashkin70s}. This was followed by a plethora of seminal experiments utilizing the radiation pressure force \cite{ashkin80}, for example in the displacement and levitation in air and water of micron-sized particles \cite{ashkin-levitate}, and together with Steve Chu, for the development of a stable three-dimensional atom cooling and trapping experiment using frequency-detuned counter-propagating laser beams \cite{chu-MOT}....   [tags: Physics]

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Compare and Contrast Brick-and-Mortar Versus Virtual Organizations

- The Information Age has ushered in a whole new competitive virtual marketplace for traditional brick-and-mortar organizations to compete with in the tough competitive global markets of the 21st century economy. The ability of virtual organizations to easily advertise and market their products through the internet and social medias have created a potentially limitless clientele through the utilization of a mass mediated approach that has historically been unavailable to traditional brick-and-mortar organizations....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Abolitionist and their Plea to End Slavery

- The famous abolitionist Sojourner Truth, an African-American woman, wrote her famous slave narrative, Narrative of Sojourner Truth: a Northern Slave, to reveal her historical story as a woman slave born in New York. She describes living in cramped courters, never seeing the light of day, being separated from her family and her dangerous escape. She discloses stories of the way slaves were abused by their white slaveholders, “…and on his replying 'yes,' took up a sled-stick that lay near him, and gave him such a blow on the head as broke his skull, killing him dead on the spot....   [tags: Sojourner Truth, Slave Narrative, Literature]

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Advese Effects of Exercising in Hot Conditions

- It is well established that exercising in hot conditions can adversely affect endurance exercise capacity (Altareki, Drust, Atkinson, Cable and Gregson, 2009) and is also associated with an augmented rise in core temperature (Tc), increased risk of exercise-induced hypohydration (Kay & Marino, 2000) and can increase the risk of heat related illness, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke (Wendt, Loon & Lichtenbelt, 2007). To mitigate these detrimental effects, powerful physiological mechanisms are evoked, including cutaneous vasodilation and whole body sweating which facilitates enhanced heat dissipation into the surrounding environment (Charkoudian, 2003)....   [tags: hypohydration, thermoreceptors, beverages]

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Flannery O'Connor

- Flannery O'Connor is a blunt, cruel writer who uses violence to teach theology. O'Connor's works focus on grace through violent, cruel acts. In her stories' it's hard to find a happy person or a loving family. Her characters, Mrs. May "Greenleaf", the Grandmother "A Good Man is Hard to Find", and Hulga "Good Country People" all make terrible mistakes that result in finding grace through a tragedy. O'Connor does not pull punches, but lets her characters suffer the consequences of their actions....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

- The Gothic Era was filled with many mysterious happenings and many poets took advantage of this to write mysterious and dark poems that catch the readers attention even in today’s modern society. This dark time brought forth many interesting poets like Edgar Allen Poe. During this time, Poe wrote many famous poems like “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “The Tell Tale Heart”, and his most famous piece of writing, “The Raven”. These works all gave us a sense of death, insanity and illustrated the dark minds of poets of the Gothic Era....   [tags: gothic era, mysterious dark poem]

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Rehabilitation of the Felony Offender

- In 2009 nearly three quarters of a million offenders were released from prisons and jails in the United States, and it is estimated that roughly half of them will reoffend within three years of being released and will return to prison (Katel 1005). Most of these individuals, who are non-violent, low-level offenders, have little education, job experience, limited social skills and a drug or alcohol dependence (May and Pitts 21). That coupled with the fact they have a criminal record, reduces their chances of finding suitable housing or a decent job....   [tags: criminal justice]

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Servant Leadership Research And Application

- Introduction The enormous and daunting task of leading an educational institution has is challenges. The task of taking over an underperforming middle school under the dark clouds of No Child Left Behind can be the greatest challenge of a site-level school administrator. Although it may seem impossible to overcome adversity within a staff that lives each and every day in desperation and negativity, with the help of the right administrator the dark clouds that hover over the school can be cleared by a new vision of healing, building community within and a commitment to the common growth of the organization....   [tags: Leadership]

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Compare and Contrast Change Approaches

- Introduction It is clear in looking closely at a brick-and-mortar versus virtual organization the key difference is in communication and collaboration and how the organizational leader effectively communicates to the followership. In a traditional organization the leader, leads behind four walls, with face-to-face communication as the driving force in moving his or her organization. In a virtual organization, the leader still has the same power to communicate with the organization, but it is often through email, chat or online technology which some might suggest is non personal and often open for interpretation or perception of what is really being said....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Leadership: Trustworthiness and Ethical Stewardship

- Leadership: Trustworthiness and Ethical Stewardship Problem Statement The problem to be investigated is the leadership challenge to ensure organizations are efficient, effective and financially solvent, but more importantly, leaders earn the trust and respect of their employees and other stakeholders. Introduction Leaders must possess and demonstrate trustworthy and ethical behaviors in order to perform effectively in a more socially responsible and global business environment (Jennings, 2012)....   [tags: Business Ethics]

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Servant Leadership in Romantic Relationships

- When two people come together and form a relationship the question of who should wear the pants in the relationship may come to light. Should the man be the head of the relationship. But why cant the woman be the leader. My perspective on a relationship is two people going through this crazy journey we call life side by side. The servant-leadership theory supports my perspective that a leader can effectively lead by serving first his followers. The servant-leadership theory does not place the leader above the followers....   [tags: servant-leadership]

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Biography of T. S. Eliot

- T.S Eliot, a man known for his dedication to literature, was a determined poet that was willing to overcome any obstacles to achieve a higher place in the literary world. Eliot’s poems, not for the faint of heart, dealt with his more troubling life experiences, such as depression, illnesses, and the complex society of World War One. These trials and tribulations lead Eliot into a state of collapse, which was fueled by his wife Vivien’s illness, and started publishing at night. Eliot was notorious for leaving his readers on the very “door step of the illuminating,” as Aiken said (“T.S....   [tags: antebelum era, depression, illnesses]

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Biography of TS Eliot

- Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri, the seventh and last child of Henry Ware Eliot, a brick manufacturer, and Charlotte (Stearns) Eliot, who was active in social reform and was herself a not-untalented poet. Both parents were descended from families that had emigrated from England to Massachusetts in the seventeenth century. William Greenleaf Eliot, the poet's paternal grandfather, had, after his graduation from Harvard in the 1830s, moved to St. Louis, where he became a Unitarian minister, but the New England connection was closely maintained--especially, during Eliot's youth, through the family's summer home on the Atlantic coast in Gloucester, Mass...   [tags: Biography, Poets, Biographical Essay]

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Nehemiah the Servant Leader

- Nehemiah the Israelite leader displays numerous traits of a Servant Leader in the biblical book, Nehemiah. Nehemiah sets out on a quest to rebuild the city of Jerusalem and the wall that surrounds his beloved home. During this time, he encounters many obstacles and will overcome all roadblocks put in front of him. This paper will provide an analysis of two significant events, building the wall around Jerusalem and organizing Jerusalem’s people to rebuild the city. The analysis will define two leadership models and provide specific examples for each model that will be presented; Servant Leadership and Transformational Leadership and the behaviors to model, if one intends to be a Servant Leade...   [tags: Leadership ]

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Pediatrician vs. Family Doctor

- Each day, medical research is taken to new and improved levels changing life as we know it. The experiments grow ─along with technology─ and shape this world for the better. Since no one in this world is alike, treatments are being discovered to take care of patients in their own ways. To fit with all these differentiated needs, healthcare has been broken up into multiple categories. Each section is specifically responsible for the unique care of patients but the end goal over all, is the same (treating others)....   [tags: health, medical research]

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The Fellowship of the Rings

- The Fellowship of the Rings Book Report I want to introduce you to, The Fellowship of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien. It is the first book to the Lord of the Rings, written by Tolkien. The settings in this book changed many times from the hills of the Shire, where the hobbits live, to the deep darkness of the mines of Moria. The book takes place in Middle Earth, which is described by Tolkien as a mysterious place that is full of good and evil. The way Tolkien described each place is amazing and it is as if you were looking at a picture and copying it down into your head....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Motivation and Leadership

- Motivation and Leadership are intrinsically linked in the fact that one allows an easement in the process of the other. Without the ability to use the mutual relationship of leadership to influence the motivators of followers, leaders stagnate and are limited by their own inability to accomplish all that must be for real change to occur. In less Rostonian terms (that is, based on Rost (1993)), without a motivated group of followers leaders are stranded and not achieving to a level of excellence....   [tags: Leadership]

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Leadership and Forgiveness

- One of the defining characteristics of human nature is the ability to discern one’s own faults, to be broken as the result of such faults, and in response, to seek a meaningful change (French, 2003). Love, forgiveness, and trust are critical foundation values of leasers in transforming lives and sustaining relationships (Caldwell & Dixon, 2010) Forgiveness can facilitate that change. Forgiveness is something that I am very familiar with as I struggle with in my life. Forgiveness is a mental pushing off point that is acted out by moving forward in life and moving past the wrong doing....   [tags: meaninful change, satan, god]

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The Like Minds of Emerson and Douglass

- The Like Minds of Emerson and Douglass      Few, if any, writers of the American Renaissance period had as great an influence on contemporaries as did Ralph Waldo Emerson. He was insistent that America put its mark on the literary world with its own, genuine American literature, and he launched the movement with his own works (Bode 574). Frederick Douglass was a slave of the American south when Emerson was starting out and moving up in his profession. Eventually, Douglass became Emersonâs fellow writer and lecturer....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Flannery O' Connor's "Good Country People"

- 1. - Introduction. The biographic features of a writer usually have an influence on the development of his or her literary creation. The biographic influence is especially strong on the literary work of Flannery O'Connor. Her life and experiences are reflected through her work in themes, characters, descriptions and style. There are two important features of her life, which had marked the short stories and novels of Flannery O'Connor: The South of the United States and her religion, Catholicism....   [tags: American Literature]

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Noah Webster and the American Dictionary

- Noah Webster and the American Dictionary Noah Webster—an 18th century American patriot, copyright pioneer and author of a dictionary that sustains his name centuries later. Born in West Hartford, Connecticut in 1758, Webster is known both for fighting in the American Revolution and for his position as being a strong advocate for the Constitutional Convention. His admiration of valiant creative people and their regard for the preservation of their civil ideals was surpassed by the feeling of lament at how hesitant they could be when it came to the protection of their own interests....   [tags: Papers]

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A View of the Woods

- A View of the Woods Flannery O'Connor is a very complex writer in terms of her use of symbolism in addition to the elements of the grotesque and blackly humorous. O'Connor’s story, "A View of the Woods," is symbolically complicated. The story focuses on the relationship of Mary Fortune Pitts, a little girl, and her grandfather, Mr Fortune. The story is one of conflict that mounts to tragedy in the end. The conflict is basically between Mary Fortune and her grandfather over the sale of some ground that Mary Fortune finds important for her father's grazing of his cattle and for the view of the woods....   [tags: View of the Woods Essays]

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Mid Life Of Helen Keller

- HELEN KELLER’S MIDDLE LIFE The summer of 1887 was more fun for Helen than all of her previous years. Every object she touched and named seemed to bring her closer to the rest of the world, which pleased her and made her more confident. One thing Annie worked on with Helen was to find the beauty in everything. She taught her the different kinds of flowers, and trees, by their smell and the way they felt. Annie and Helen had most of their lessons in the outdoors that summer. The two liked to climb trees, and read books because they thought it was relaxing and something different....   [tags: essays research papers]

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What Makes a Person?

- What makes a person a person. Does a fetus qualify. I'm asking for people just to work hard to get some clarity on this issue. It's not that hard. If I've heard this once, I've heard it a dozen times: "This is a difficult issue. It's a confusing issue. It's hard to come to a real, proper understanding." The abortion issue is not a difficult issue. It is not a confusing issue. It is a very simple issue when it comes to the facts themselves. And I'm trying to urge people to have some clarity based on what is true here and what is moral and right; not based on what we want for ourselves....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Emerson as a Poet

- The American literature of the nineteenth century is characterised by a spirit of Romanticism. The years, from 1828 to 1865, from the Jacksosian era to the Civil War is called "the American Romantic Period." It was the era of the blossoming of a "distinctively American literature" (Abrams, page 206). Also known as the American Renaissance, this period was marked by eminent writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The age produced works of originality and excellence in all literary genres (except drama) not exceeded in quality by later American literature....   [tags: Poetry]

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