Author: John C. Maxwell
Release Date: 2014-08-04
Genre: Business & Economics
The John Maxwell Company introduces the new Lunch & Learn Facilitator Guide that will help take others through Failing Forward during the lunch hour. The Facilitator Guide will help guide great discussion around Failing Forwad, which positions failure, not as an enemy to dread, but as an ally to befriend. It also urges readers to weather failure by learning not to personalize it, reminding them that failing does not brand a person as a failure.
Author: Julia A. Fox
Release Date: 2014-01-22
I overcame domestic violence, substantial injuries from car accidents, Traumatic brain injury, and how I became whole again after being beaten, raped, and more. This is everything I did to become who I wanted! A true, real life story of "HOW" to overcome any obstacle! This will work for anyone who wants to change their life for any reason. It is not a sob story but rather, a story and instructional guide with resources to help you! I used all of the resources in this book and I am happy today!
This book is for Student Affairs professionals who have ever made a mistake, "failed," or have been, well, human. Stories from real pros who open up about the least proud moments in their career will inspire you to use your obstacles as a springboard. From stories of programs that didn't work, to lessons in not allowing fear to be the driver, you're sure to put down this book with renewed optimism.
Author: Mitch Stephen
Release Date: 2008-11-12
Genre: Business & Economics
This autobiographical tale is perfect for entrepreneurs and a must-read for anyone aspiring to be a real estate investor. Beginning with a handful of credit cards, he mastered the art of the purchase and sale of single and multi-family residences, small commercial properties, manufactured homes, raw land and lots, and eventually was honored by the San Antonio Real Estate Investors Association. Combining commonsense, experience and technology, he merges real estate and Internet marketing. With fifty one informative chapters, including an eye-opening introduction to “Adversity University,” and powerful food for thought in “Escaping the Debt Trap” and “The Moat Theory: Keep Something Sacred,” this book provides insight far beyond deal making. In the second half of the book, he delivers eighteen anecdotes such as “So What Can a Dollar Buy?” and “The Art of War,” stories about real life in the real estate trenches. You simply can't make this stuff up. While everyone's struggles are different, you are sure to connect with the author's tumultuous and rewarding journey. You don't need a college class ring to be a success but a successful person's education never ends. Continue your education on a deeper level and read the book My Life and 1,000 Houses.
Chronicles the development of a framework for collective impact in education through the perspectives of its founders and lessons learned from pioneering sites. In 2006, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky had been suffering from many of the same challenges facing metro regions across the country. Despite significant investments in education from the public and private sectors, outcomes were alarming: Kindergarten readiness was below fifty percent, and nearly half of the students in the Cincinnati Public Schools were dropping out before high school graduation. Fortunately, a diverse group of community leaders across sectors was exploring a transformative approach to improving education as a system. This gathering of leaders was the genesis of the StrivePartnership, which served as the inspiration for the theory of collective impact. Together, these partners are building a cradle-to-career civic infrastructure based on the idea that everyone in a community has a stake in the success of every child. This book chronicles the early stages of this ongoing journey from the perspective of the founding chair and director of this work, drawing upon lessons from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and four other pioneering local partnerships. The experiences captured in these five regions helped lay the foundation for the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network, a national community of practice on the cutting edge of social change. “I have always held that education is the responsibility of the entire community—not just the schools. StriveTogether’s experience shows that it is possible to drive the systemic change we need. I recommend this book to all who are looking for a community-wide roadmap to a better future for our children.” — Richard W. Riley, former US Secretary of Education “No one sector can tackle society’s challenges alone. Striving Together’s practical guide offers excellent tools for leaders in all sectors to use in creating collaborative solutions to improve education and outcomes for children. It’s inspiring to see communities coming together to create opportunities for all children with a cradle-to-career approach.” — Stacey D. Stewart, US President, United Way Worldwide “History provides many examples of efforts to help whole communities to thrive. Collective impact is the latest and most promising idea for how to get it done, and StriveTogether is the leading example on the ground. This book is a welcome contribution, representing the state of the art!” — Ronald F. Ferguson, Faculty Co-Chair and Director, the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University; Faculty Co-Director, Pathways to Prosperity at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Was ist der häufigste Grund, warum viele Menschen ihre Ziele nicht erreichen? Es sind nicht die äußeren Rahmenbedingungen und Hindernisse – die lassen sich überwinden –, sondern vielmehr der persönliche Mangel, sich auf das Wesentliche zu konzentrieren und seine Ziele beharrlich zu verfolgen. Die Fähigkeit, sich auf das wirklich Entscheidende zu fokussieren, hilft in fast allen Lebenslagen. Dieses Buch ist seit zehn Jahren ein Weltbestseller und Klassiker der Erfolgsliteratur. Es hat Zigtausenden von Lesern geholfen, ihr Leben erfolgreicher zu gestalten und ihre ganze Kraft und Energie auf ihren persönlichen Fokus zu richten. Erstmalig in deutscher Sprache zeigen die Bestsellerautoren, wie man sich darauf besinnt, wie man diesen Fokus am besten erreicht, ihn beruflich nutzt und so auch wirtschaftlich turbulente Zeiten übersteht. Und nicht zuletzt, wie man eine Finanzstrategie verfolgt, die einen ruhig schlafen lässt. Jedes Kapitel bietet eine Strategie und die dazugehörigen konkreten Aktionsschritte. So kann jeder Leser umgehend durchstarten und seine eigene Erfolgsstory schreiben.
Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Genre: Business & Economics
The Maxwell Daily Reader draws its unique power from an ageless truth: the heart of leadership is created through actions, put into practice one day at a time. Each entry delivers a powerful leadership principle, ready for real-world practice. Featuring timeless wisdom from fourteen of John C. Maxwell's (New York Times best-selling author) leadership books, this is a must have for any Maxwell fan or the perfect gift to introduce others to his writing.
Author: Samuel Hickey
Publisher: Zed Books
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics
Participation has established itself as a significant approach to project implementation, policy-making and governance in developing and developed countries alike. Recently, however, it has become fashionable to dismiss participation as more rhetoric than substance, and subject to manipulation by agencies and social change agents intent simply on pursuing their own agendas under cover of community consent. In this important new volume, development and other social policy scholars and practitioners seek to rebut this simplistic conclusion, while addressing the problems of power and politics which have beset some approaches to participation. They describe and analyse new experiments in participation from a wide diversity of social contexts that show how, far from being a redundant and depoliticizing concept, participation can -- given certain conditions -- be linked to genuinely transformative processes and outcomes for marginalized communities and people. This volume is the first comprehensive attempt to evaluate the state of participatory approaches in the aftermath of the 'Tyranny' critique. It captures the recent convergence between participatory development and participatory governance, and spans the range of institutional actors involved in these approaches - the state, civil society and donor agencies. It places participatory interventions in a political context, and links them directly to issues of popular agency. The volume embeds participation within contemporary advances in development theory and proposes theoretical and practical ways forward for relocating participation as a genuinely transformative approach. Scholars and practitioners alike, and from a diversity of disciplines and community and development agencies, are likely to find this volume a theoretically illuminating and practically useful source of ideas about how participation can achieve concrete liberatory outcomes.
Berühmt wurde er durch seine kultigen Dilbert-Comics und -Bücher, die den Wahnsinn im Büroalltag pointiert auf die Schippe nehmen und treffend skizzieren. Doch wie kam Scott Adams auf seinen Stoff, seine Geschichten und seine Figuren? Und wie konnte er mit einem mundlosen Cartoon-Helden so erfolgreich werden? Die Antworten liegen in seiner eigenen Lebensauffassung, die er hier schildert. Und so beschreibt Adams mit dem für ihn typischen Humor, worin er überall gescheitert ist und welche Lehre er für sich daraus zog: Ziele sind etwas für Versager und nur Systeme machen einen zum Sieger. Ein Beispiel: Abnehmen zu wollen, ist ein Ziel. Aber sich gesünder zu ernähren, ist ein System. Diese und viele andere Einsichten führten Adams über viele spannende Umwege letztendlich zu seinem Welterfolg. Eine vergnügliche Geschichte über eine ungewöhnliche Laufbahn – nicht nur für Dilbert-Fans ein Muss, sondern für jeden, der herausfinden möchte, wie auch ein Versager erfolgreich sein kann!
Author: Jeffrey N. Gingold
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Release Date: 2008-07-30
With an estimated 400,000 multiple sclerosis patients in the United States alone, conservatively speaking, half of the MS population will encounter varying degrees of cognitive difficulties. Newer studies point to a percentage of 65%, affecting over 2.5 million world-wide MS patients. Mental Sharpening Stones: Manage the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis provides real-life techniques garnered from MS patients and their medical providers, sharing their practical methods for pushing back against the disruptive and potentially disabling cognitive symptoms that affect MS patients. The book offers strategies that will assist those living with MS to retain their intellectual faculties through sharpening their mental discipline. This book is a vital step beyond acknowledging cognitive symptoms and the revealing changes that can affect those living with MS. It will also inform those who know them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The contributing writers of this book serve as exemplars and guides of how to live with and function - despite MS cognitive challenges. This book includes: Tips and tricks for dealing with cognitive issues A conversation with Montel Williams A conversation with New York Times bestselling author Richard Cohen A conversation with Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, Mary Mullarkey A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Montel Williams MS Foundation