Serving as a church leader can be a tough assignment. Whatever your role, odds are you’ve known your share of the frustration, conflict, and disillusionment that comes with silly turf battles, conflicting vision, and marathon meetings. No doubt, you’ve asked yourself, ´´How did it get this way?” With practical and accessible wisdom, Larry Osborne explains how it got this way. He exposes the hidden roadblocks, structures, and goofy thinking that sabotage even the best intentioned teams. Then, with time-tested and proven strategies, he shows what it takes to get (and keep) a board, staff, and congregation on the same page. Whatever your situation; from start-up phase, to mid-sized, to megachurch, Osborne has been there. As the pastor of North Coast Church, he’s walked his board, staff, and congregation through the process. Now, with warm encouragement and penetrating insights, he shares his secrets to building and maintaining a healthy and unified ministry team that sticks together for the long haul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Hagen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000531/bk_zond_000531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Stick Dog series continues in Tom Watson´s hilarious Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts! Stick Dog and his team of strays are off on another outrageous canine caper. To snatch some breakfast treats for his hungry pals, Stick Dog will need to stop a moving truck, outfox a man on a telephone pole, and calm down a very caffeinated Karen. But that´s not all. He´ll also need to manage the greatest confrontation in history when his good friend, Poo-Poo, comes face to face with the ultimate enemy - a squirrel. With Stick Dog´s smarts, daring, and loyalty - and patience - he just might lead his buddies to the best breakfast ever. Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the previous Stick Dog books. It´s morning. The dogs are hungry. It´s time to take the donuts! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Eiden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004863/bk_harp_004863_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this second book, Stick Dog is at it again - and he´s hungrier than ever. He and his four friends, Poo-Poo, Mutt, Stripes, and Karen, must execute a master plan to steal some hot dogs. But the closer they get to the hot-dog vendor, the more obstacles they meet, including:A team of raccoons that wants the hot dogs, tooHot-dog-snatching plans that are a little, umm, not so hotA dognapping...sort of Listeners will delight once again as Stick Dog and his gang of goofballs work to overcome these challenges and more - to satisfy their hunger for hot dogs. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Eiden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003652/bk_harp_003652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to eliminate bad habits in your life but battling to make them stick? Do you want to get out of the cycle of constant disappointment and learn how you can change your habits and change your life? This book will teach you how to get rid of even the most stubborn habits in as little as five minutes a day. Does that sound too easy? You bet it is, and that´s why changing your habit this way is so successful. If you are tired of time management hacks that go nowhere, starting over again and again trying to succeed in habit stacking, or if you think you have no willpower left, think again. Willpower doesn´t even come into the equation if you use the simple steps detailed in this book. This book will walk you through every stage - from setting your goals and identifying the habits to change, up to what you need to do when you succeed. Listen to the book. Rewire and change your brain. Employ the power of habits to succeed in life! Smart Reads exists to provide you with the highest quality information in the least amount of time. Our team of professional writers work with experts on given topics to give you the content that matters quickly. Our books are short, simple, and highly informative so you get important information right away. We also pay it forward by donating 5% of our profit to Pencils of Promise to help build schools, train teachers, and support child education. Choose Smart Reads and get smart in less time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Kresser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091321/bk_acx0_091321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The title says it all: carrots and sticks don´t work. Reward and recognition programs can be costly and inefficient, and they primarily reward employees who are already highly engaged and productive performers. Worse still, these programs actually decrease employee motivation, because they can make individual recognition, rather than the overall success of the team, the goal. Yet many businesses turn to these measures first - unaware of a better alternative. So, when it comes to changing your organizational culture, carrots and sticks don´t work! What does work is Dr. Paul Marciano´s acclaimed RESPECT model, which gives you specific, low-cost, turnkey solutions and action plans-- based on seven key drivers of employee engagement that are proven and supported by decades of research and practice - that will empower you to assess, troubleshoot, and resolve engagement issues in the workplace: Recognition and acknowledgment of employees´ contributions Empowerment via tools, resources, and information that set employees up to succeed Supportive feedback through ongoing performance coaching and mentoring Partnering to encourage and foster collaborative working relationships Expectations that set clear, challenging, and attainable performance goals Consideration that lets employees know that they are cared about Trust in your employees´ abilities, skills, and judgment Carrots and Sticks Don´t Work delivers the same proven resources and techniques that have enabled trainers, executives, managers, and owners at operations ranging from branches of the United States government to Fortune 500 corporations to 20-person outfits to realize demonstrable gains in employee productivity and job satisfaction. When you give a little RESPECT, you get a more effective organization with reduced turnover and absenteeism and employees at all levels... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Broski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001764/bk_acx0_001764_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Using the same characters as those found in Miller’s other bestseller, The Secret and one new character, a retired Special Forces Commander, this work aims to help team leaders and team members create high-performing teams. The core message is that Talent, Skills, and Community are all essential to team success, and that team leaders and leaders supervising or training team leaders, need to develop all three in order to create such teams. This work presents a radical message in the team literature and in the practice of most organizations. Most team books focus on such things as getting clear about team purpose and team member roles, not the importance of creating a sense of community in a team. Miller offers concrete suggestions for building teams where people know each other deeply, server each other willingly, and genuinely care for each other. The reader learns of the value true affection and compassion bring to a team and how crucial that bond is to any team’s success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Dunsworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000612/bk_high_000612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All of us in the today´s workforce are called upon, more and more, to work effectively in teams. But do you know how to build a team that truly takes advantage of the knowledge, experience, and motivation of its members? Here, expert authors Ken Blanchard, Alan Randolph, and Peter Grazier outline a three-step process that will help you transform any kind of team into a Next-Level team: one that uses all team members´ ideas and motivation more effectively, makes better use of team members´ and team leaders´ time, and generates benefits for individual team members, the team, and the organization. Designed as a working guide and filled with detailed instructions for people who want to build high-performing teams, Go Team! will lead you, step by step, to great results. Through discussions, case examples, and questions to consider, you and your teammates will learn how to share information, build high levels of trust and responsibility, and set clear boundaries to create the freedom for team members to act responsibly and develop the self-managing skills to make good team decisions. With Go Team! as a guide, you´ll find that working in a team can be fun, satisfying, and highly productive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Marosz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000117/bk_gdan_000117_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cultivating high-performance teamwork is like growing a garden. We get out of it what we put into it. The i in Team challenges common misperceptions about teamwork and exposes the critical ingredients missing from many of today´s teams, businesses, and organizations. In it, authors Michael McMillan and John Murphy show you how to experience a paradigm shift, transcending independent thinking and unleashing interdependent power. This audiobook will show you how to tap the unique potential, inputs, and talents of the individuals on your team, while creating more intrigue, involvement, and interaction among team members. In listening to The i in Team, you´ll discover that not only is there an i in team, there are many. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001378/bk_gdan_001378_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stick Man lives in the family tree. With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But it´s dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree? Brilliantly performed by award-winning actress Imelda Staunton, this audio download includes the complete, best-selling story with music, the Stick Man Song, a listening game, and a readalong version of the story with musical page turns to use with a copy of the book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Imelda Staunton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sclt/000025/bk_sclt_000025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, the pair becomes fast friends. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor? With a subtle anti-bullying message even the young will understand, Stick and Stone have energy, emotion, and personality to spare and share a story of kindness and friendship that all will enjoy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxwell Glick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/west/000163/bk_west_000163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.