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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bennie L. Crane  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: N/A

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Bennie Crane lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Titles At Your Library

Humanity Our Common Ground: Your Guide to Thriving in a Diverse Society
ISBN: 0595120911

iUniverse. 2000

"Humanity our Common Ground" challenges each of us to confront the questions that have troubled the recognition of both Race and Gender conflict. "Humanity Our Common Ground" illustrates that regarless of our differences we will find a common ground in our humanity. Valuing our differences is not just the right thing to do, it is the substance of a democratic society and essential to the continued growth and prosperity of a nation. "Humanity Our Common Ground" provides a pathway for our future.Each chapter provides you with an extended understanding of how we function as human beings and the responses we create toward diverse culture and gender encounters, which we instinctively address but seldom analyze. "Humanity Our Common Ground" gives you the opportunity to analyze these experiences.The strategies and techniques presented here are designed not only to address the differences we have with others, but also to increase your personal empowerment, self-fufillment, self-respect,and self-assurance.Solutions for many of the problems that separate by race and gender are here for your examination.

Personal Empowerment: Fire Engineering
ISBN: 0878148426

Fire Engineering Bk Dept. 2003

No matter what race, gender, or other sociocultural group we are born into, we all have one thing in common: our humanity. From this common ground we can begin to establish and work toward common goals. This book is a frank discussion on the leadership and interpersonal relationship problems within fire departments, but can be used by anyone working to unify a group. Real-life situations are presented in order to provide the readers with some proven methods to resolve leadership, motivational, racial, and gender diversity problems. The techniques presented will serve the organizationÂ’s goals as well as the needs of the individual members. The idea is that when both the organizationÂ’s goals and the individualÂ’s needs are met, productivity is increased.

In This Book Readers Will:

• Recognize the importance of effective human relations in achieving the organization’s goals

• Be able to identify the elements of effective leadership

• Learn no-fault solutions to diversity issues

• Have an understanding of the human endowments and the important role these endowments play in achieving successful results

• Construct personal and organizational mission statements that will serve as the basis for proactively meeting both personal and professional objectives

• Discover that if the organization does not empower its members then it is entrapping them



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