Gatland is adamant his hard-nosed
approach can pay dividends in the Six Nations and reckons Wales will be credible title contenders again if they beat England next week.
From the preposterous New Age mind cure of Deepak Chopra to the hard-nosed
confidence of Think and Grow Rich, few offer much beyond a variation on working hard, being specific in formulating your goals, and treating others well in order to get what you want (whether you call this manipulation or "karma").
It takes more than a traditional hard-nosed
boss to direct the independent Danish dancers; Andersen and Riggins know this.
The buyers adopt a hard-nosed
policy, which is understandable as this is the environment in which they operate.
They were founded on a fanciful but impractical idea that could not work in the real world of complicated markets, fickle consumers, and hard-nosed
He insist that, "today right-wing conservatives can quote King's speeches in order to criticize affirmative action while school children grow up learning only about the great pacifist not the hard-nosed
critic of economic justice.
At least on the basis of Carolyn ChristovBakargiev's volume Arte Povera (Phaidon, 1999), it seems fair to summarize arte povera's primary texts as more partisan celebration than hard-nosed
staking out of analytical ground.
Whether a securitization loan or conventional bank mortgage, the analyst or lending officer will require a hard-nosed
assessment of the actual dollars which will he needed to ensure that the outcome of their efforts will not be a problem loan.
But there are indications that even hard-nosed
practitioners of politics and diplomacy are beginning to recognize that these concepts, sometimes derided as `soft and squishy', have more of a part than they realized.
Have we been seduced into the misconception that health care is first a business that demands macho, hard-nosed
, and confrontational behaviors?
Many computer resellers contribute to the fleecing of the general public by employing hard-nosed
salespeople whose goal is to sell you any system-not necessarily the one that's right for you.
In his attempts to reform the town and bring democracy to the people by treating them with respect and decency, Joppolo comes into conflict with his commanding officer, a hard-nosed
general who eventually has Joppolo transferred because of his refusal to follow orders.
So, until your management gains confidence in your marketing program, it will have to be pretty hard-nosed
about controlling marketing activities and their related costs.
Maxwell's girlfriend, DS Jacquie Carpenter, and her hard-nosed