The Reward

She stood to get the coffee and catch her breath. The old Leigh would have run out the door and found some chore to hide behind. The new Leigh was ready to face the possibility she could get her heart broken, or find the reward of a ...

Author: Beth Williamson

Publisher: Beth Williamson

ISBN: 9781943089185

Category: Fiction


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Hermano is not just the bandito you met in The Bounty. He's Malcolm Ross y Zarza half-Spanish, half-Scottish bastard son of a Texas hacienda owner who has hidden in the guise of a Mexican bandito for half his life. Malcolm left home at eighteen and returns at age thirty-five to find his mother. Malcolm never expects to find his childhood friend, Leigh Wynne, a widow and owner of the neighboring ranch. Unable to believe his gut-wrenching attraction to the girl he thought of as a little sister, he tries to fight his own instincts to make her his woman. Inevitably, he fails in his struggle, because together they set their world on fire. They forge a bond to find out the truth behind his dying father, his vicious half-brother, the murderous Isabella, and the passionate grab for the land held weakly by a man past his prime. Bullets will fly, and Malcolm and Leigh must stand and fight, for their lives and their future.

Birth Day Present or the Reward of self control

Maria's papa said he was glad to find she felt in so proper a manner , for a good action rewards itself . But , at the same time , my dear , I wish you to have the satisfaction of giving your present yourself ; for though you do not ...



ISBN: BL:A0024490948


Page: 36

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The Reward of Worship

This book is for all those with a heart to see King Jesus take His rightful place in our lives and receive His rightful praise on the earth."--Matt Redman "Pastor Jack helps us understand the value that heaven places on praise and worship.

Author: Jack Hayford

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 0800794184

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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Why do so many people feel unfulfilled? Because every one of God's children continues to live in shame from the fall, when intimate companionship with the Father was broken and the glory of his presence was lost. Yet, as Jack Hayford explains, believers can regain their intended position as kingdom people. How does this happen? Through worship. In his most comprehensive and significant work to date, Hayford explores the various elements of worship and shows how to attain the liberty that comes from welcoming God's glory. Christians worldwide are heeding the call to worship. With this timely and substantive direction, each believer will learn to usher in the glory of God's manifest presence.

Total Reward

Total reward defined Total reward is an approach to providing a ' package ' of reward to employees in ways that optimise employee satisfaction with reward from their work , and which does this such that the employees ' contribution to ...

Author: Paul Thompson

Publisher: CIPD Publishing

ISBN: 0852929757

Category: Career development

Page: 76

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Strategic Reward

Implementing More Effective Reward Management Michael Armstrong, Duncan Brown. establish an integrated approach to performance management, development and reward for all staff and ensure that this is aligned with the needs of the ...

Author: Michael Armstrong

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749449995

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Strategic reward is the process of deciding what route to take in developing appropriate reward arrangements and dealing with the issues which arise in making that journey. Armstrong and Brown hold great faith in strategic reward and present here their 'new realism' philosophy and breadth of experience on the subject. They examine the essence and context of strategic reward and the processes involved in developing and implementing strategies, along with a clear overview of the opportunities and risks of pursuing a reward strategy, demonstrating how critical it is to the dual agenda of successful organizational performance and the motivation and engagement of staff.

Invertebrate Models of Natural and Drug Sensitive Reward

9:407. doi:10.3389/fphys.2018.00407 A Fly's Eye View of Natural and Drug Reward Eve G. Lowenstein and Norma A. Velazquez-Ulloa* Department of Biology, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, United States Animals encounter multiple stimuli ...

Author: Robert Huber

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889459285



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The rewarding properties of drugs depend on their capacity to activate appetitive motivational states. Because the mechanisms underlying natural reward are an important life-sustaining process and strongly conserved throughout metazoan evolution, invertebrate models provide a powerful complement to the mammalian systems traditionally used in addiction research. A wide range of organizational complexity, combined with genetically manipulable, and relatively simple, accessible nervous systems, make invertebrates excellent models in which to explore general addiction principles. These include the role of natural reward systems in learning, the basic biological mechanisms of drug addiction, and the long-term effects of early drug exposure. The contributions to this e-book illustrate the current state of invertebrate addiction research. The chapters show that the reward circuits of invertebrate taxa are surprisingly sensitive to human drugs of abuse. Employing learning paradigms typically used in vertebrate studies (viz., conditioned place preference and operant, self-administration paradigms), invertebrates are shown to exhibit aspects of the addiction cycle from activational effects of common psychostimulants, sensitization with repeated application, to extinction, withdrawal, and reinstatement. This highlights the value of the comparative approach for both exploring conserved mechanisms underlying drug addiction and the utility of invertebrate models in seeking potential solutions.

Employee Reward

which underpin the reward system and determine its form . It shapes the way strategies and policies are developed and implemented in the form of practices and procedures , and may be expressed as a set of ' guiding principles ' .

Author: Michael Armstrong

Publisher: CIPD Publishing

ISBN: 0852929382

Category: Compensation management

Page: 573

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Revised and rewritten to take account of the new academic standards that will be taught from September 2002, this text examines the many forces influencing decisions about pay - market forces, economics, corporate culture and strategy, to name a few. It provides clear guidance on all remuneration issues, including job evaluation, grading structures, performance management, profit-related pay, benefits and reward for particular groups. By starting from first principles and adopting an integrated approach, Employee Reward provides a definitive overview of the whole process.

Managing Employee Performance and Reward

What is it that organisations hope to obtain by offering rewards to their employees; that is, what should a system of reward management seek to do? In essence a reward system maintained by a work organisation is likely to have three ...

Author: John Shields

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108701044

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

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Focuses on performance and reward using systems thinking and a dual model of strategic alignment and psychological engagement.

Handbook of Reward and Decision Making

Decomposing brain signals involved in value-based decision making Jean-Claude Dreher Reward and decision making group, Cognitive Neuroscience Center, CNRS UMR5229, Lyon 1 University 67, Bd Pinel 69675 Bron, France Abstract Deciding ...

Author: Jean-Claude Dreher

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080923488

Category: Psychology

Page: 526

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This book addresses a fundamental question about the nature of behavior: how does the brain process reward and makes decisions when facing multiple options? The book presents the most recent and compelling lesion, neuroimaging, electrophysiological and computational studies, in combination with hormonal and genetic studies, which have led to a clearer understanding of neural mechanisms behind reward and decision making. The neural bases of reward and decision making processes are of great interest to scientists because of the fundamental role of reward in a number of behavioral processes (such as motivation, learning and cognition) and because of their theoretical and clinical implications for understanding dysfunctions of the dopaminergic system in several neurological and psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, drug addiction, pathological gambling, ...). Comprehensive coverage of approaches to studying reward and decision making, including primate neurophysiology and brain imaging studies in healthy humans and in various disorders, genetic and hormonal influences on the reward system and computational models. Covers clinical implications of process dysfunction (e.g., schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, eating disorders, drug addiction, pathological gambling) Uses multiple levels of analysis, from molecular mechanisms to neural systems dynamics and computational models. " This is a very interesting and authoritative handbook by some of the most outstanding investigators in the field of reward and decision making ", Professor Edmund T. Rolls, Oxford Center for Computational Neuroscience, UK

A Handbook of Employee Reward Management and Practice

Issues concerning development and the non - financial reward approaches discussed earlier will be subordinated to this preoccupation with pay . Many organizations attempt to get over this problem by holding development and pay review ...

Author: Michael Armstrong

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749449624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 548

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This second edition has been completely updated to provide guidance on the various approaches to use in developing and managing reward strategies, policies, and processes.

Reward and aversion related processing in the brain translational evidence for separate and shared circuits

While the effects of reward, affect, and motivation on learning have each developed into their own fields of research, they largely have been investigated in isolation. As all three of these constructs are highly related, ...

Author: Dave J. Hayes

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889198368



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Affective brain circuits underpin our moods and emotions. Appetitive and aversive stimuli from our exteroceptive and interoceptive worlds play a key role in the activity of these circuits, but we still do not know precisely how to characterize these so-called reward-related and aversion-related systems. Moreover, we do we yet understand how they interact anatomically or functionally. The aim of the current project was to gather some translational evidence to help clarify the role of such circuits. A multi-dimensional problem in its own right, the book contains 14 works from authors exploring these questions at many levels, from the cellular to the cognitive-behavioural, and from both experimental and conceptual viewpoints. The editorial which introduces the book provides brief summaries of each perspective (Hayes, Northoff, Greenshaw, 2015). While questions of how to accurately define affect- and emotion-related concepts at the psychological level are far from answered, here we have attempted to provide some insight into the brain-based underpinnings of such processes. The near future will undoubtedly involve making new inroads and will require the joint efforts of behavioural, brain-based, and philosophical perspectives to do so.

365 Ways to Motivate and Reward Your Employees Every Day with Little Or No Money

For rewards to count as recognition, employees need to see acknowledgment of their specific accomplishments and sincere appreciation for their personal value to the organization. Without that link, a reward is just another external ...

Author: Dianna Podmoroff

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780910627511

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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This new book is packed with hundreds of simple and inexpensive ways to motivate, challenge and reward your employees. Employees today need constant re-enforcement and recognition-and here's how to do it. This is not a "theory" book. You will find real-life, proven examples and case studies from actual companies that you can put to use immediately. You can use this book daily to boost morale, productivity and profits. This is your opportunity to build an organization that people love to.

The Reward and Benefits Audit

The 8 steps built into The Reward and Benefits Audit will enable you to: 1.Clarify your existing pay and benefits strategy 2.Analyse existing arrangements in detail 3.Develop new policies 4.Design and maintain a new pay structure 5.Design ...

Author: Michael Armstrong


ISBN: 1907766081

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

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Most organisations have developed pay and benefits policies in a piecemeal way - adjusting them to meet short-term labour demands and the requirements of teamworking and other initiatives. Some other companies have reacted by introducing rigid and inflexible pay and benefits structures. Now you can review your entire reward system with this clear self-assessment audit First use the audit to assess the effectiveness of your pay, rewards and benefits policies: 1.Do they help your company achieve its business goals? 2.Do they ensure that you retain your best staff? 3.Do they maximise your investment in staff training and development? Move on to analyse your pay structures in relation to: the overall benefits package that staff receive the benefits packages that other employers in your region/sector offer Finally, develop a new and more coherent pay and benefits package: a Total Reward System. Check the 12 key criteria of any Total Rewards System - how many does your company's system meet? The 8 steps built into The Reward and Benefits Audit will enable you to: 1.Clarify your existing pay and benefits strategy 2.Analyse existing arrangements in detail 3.Develop new policies 4.Design and maintain a new pay structure 5.Design and maintain a contingent pay system 6.Fully relate rewards to performance 7.Develop an overall benefits package 8.Manage your new Total Reward System The audit goes behind the obvious questions to consider the cost of proposed new arrangements, where resources will come from and what the most likely problems and pitfalls will be. It includes detailed questionnaires and check lists at each of the 8 steps - put them to work immediately as you set about creating a flexible and effective pay and benefits structure.

Artificial Behavior

The second rule is that rewards are not very effective when they are not surprising . Another way to state this rule is to say that rewards are most effective in changing behavior when they are the most surprising ( or least expected ) ...

Author: Gene D. Steinhauer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015039591808

Category: BASIC (Computer program language)

Page: 151

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Advances in Artificial Life

the core element of valency is the reward function which is the genetically encoded information. This is independent of the behaviours and could be encoded into the genome in a biologically plausible manner. The reward function is ...

Author: Mathieu Capcarrere

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540318163

Category: Computers

Page: 949

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TheArti?cialLifetermappearedmorethan20yearsagoinasmallcornerofNew Mexico, USA. Since then the area has developed dramatically, many researchers joining enthusiastically and research groups sprouting everywhere. This frenetic activity led to the emergence of several strands that are now established ?elds in themselves. We are now reaching a stage that one may describe as maturer: with more rigour, more benchmarks, more results, more stringent acceptance criteria, more applications, in brief, more sound science. This, which is the n- ural path of all new areas, comes at a price, however. A certain enthusiasm, a certain adventurousness from the early years is fading and may have been lost on the way. The ?eld has become more reasonable. To counterbalance this and to encourage lively discussions, a conceptual track, where papers were judged on criteria like importance and/or novelty of the concepts proposed rather than the experimental/theoretical results, has been introduced this year. A conference on a theme as broad as Arti?cial Life is bound to be very - verse,but a few tendencies emerged. First, ?elds like ‘Robotics and Autonomous Agents’ or ‘Evolutionary Computation’ are still extremely active and keep on bringing a wealth of results to the A-Life community. Even there, however, new tendencies appear, like collective robotics, and more speci?cally self-assembling robotics, which represent now a large subsection. Second, new areas appear.

Human Relations

John French and Bertram Raven, who study and research power, identified five basic power sources: reward, coercive, legitimate, expert, and referent. The first three sources are derived from your position Within an organization; ...

Author: Marie Dalton

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781111786267

Category: Self-Help

Page: 576

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This contemporary text will connect you with current human relations issues and the challenges your students will encounter in the twenty-first century. Human Relations, 4e prepares students to confidently put theory into action to get the results they want. Authors Dalton, Hoyle, and Watts use a unique approach that offers students the opportunity to experience and analyze firsthand the contemporary issues of human relations. By weaving their varied professional backgrounds and knowledge into every chapter, they provide the insight and awareness that comes only from real-life experience. With its improved design and focus on new, contemporary topics, HUMAN RELATIONS 4e once again delivers a dynamic and real-world perspective to the study of human relations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Every habit is based on a simple loop: cue, routine, and reward. The cue is the trigger that, based on some craving, shifts your brain into autopilot and initiates the routine. Since your habit is to check your email first, ...

Author: Jeff Haden

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 9780692242278

Category: Business & Economics


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TransForm is based on four years of advice from bestselling ghostwriter, leading Inc. Magazine columnist, and LinkedIn Influencer Jeff Haden. It provides concrete, practical, real-world ways anyone can increase personal productivity, improve professional relationships, achieve goals, become a better leader, develop both personally and professionally... and become remarkable. You'll notice I didn't solicit a bunch of testimonials. Or have friends and family write reviews. What other people—even notable people—think about a book is interesting but ultimately irrelevant. All that matters is what you think... and I think you'll find at least five things you can start doing differently in less than fifteen minutes. The book is broken down into 10 sections: 1. Happiness 2. Goals 3. Success 4. Personal Development 5. Personal Productivity 6. Professional Relationships 7. Leadership 8. Praise 9. Entrepreneurship 10. Remarkable Want to improve your life? Want to be more successful and happier? You can. Starting today.