This Is Your Brain on Sports is the audiobook for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them. Sports Illustrated executive editor and best-selling author L. Jon Wertheim teams up with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers to take listeners on a wild ride into the inner world of sports. Through the prism of behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology, they reveal the hidden influences and surprising cues that inspire and derail us on the field and in the stands - and, by extension, in corporate boardrooms, office settings, and our daily lives. In this irresistible narrative romp, Wertheim and Sommers usher us from professional football to the NBA to Grand Slam tennis, from the psychology of athletes self-handicapping their performances in the boxing ring or the World Series to an explanation of why even the glimpse of a finish line can lift us beyond ordinary physical limits. They explore why Tom Brady and other starting NFL quarterbacks all seem to look like fashion models; why fans of teams like the Cubs, Mets, and any franchise from Cleveland love rooting for a loser; why the best players make the worst coaches; why hockey goons (and fans) would rather fight at home than on the road; and why the arena T-shirt cannon has something to teach us about human nature. This Is Your Brain on Sports is an entertaining and thought-provoking journey into how psychology and behavioral science collide with the universe of wins and losses, coaching changes, underdogs, and rivalry games. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Sommers, Keith Szarabajka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004442/bk_rand_004442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Traue niemals einem Zwilling!Susan will Ethan. Und Chris will Sue. Verliebt in Ethan und fasziniert von Chris findet sich Susan Miller ganz unerwartet zwischen eineiigen Zwillingsbrüdern wieder. Als beide auch noch zur selben Zeit anfangen, mit ihr zu flirten, muss sie nur noch die richtige Wahl treffen. Ganz einfach, oder? Falsch! Ethan zögert einen Kuss hinaus, und Chris ist aus den völlig falschen Gründen an ihr interessiert... Ganz anders als sein zurückhaltender Bruder scheint Chris Donovan nichts als Ärger im Sinn zu haben. Er wechselt seine Freundinnen wie andere Jungs ihre T-Shirts, und der nächste Name auf seiner Eroberungsliste lautet Susan Miller. So etwas kommt für den romantischen Bücherwurm natürlich gar nicht in Frage, und doch ertappt Sue sich selbst dabei, wie sie auf all seine Gutenacht-SMS und andere anzügliche Nachrichten antwortet. Chris geht ihr unter die Haut wie kein anderer Junge je zuvor.Wie lange kann sie seinem Charme wohl noch widerstehen, bevor sie sich mehr Ärger einhandelt, als ihr lieb ist? Und wo bleibt Ethan bei der ganzen Sache? 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Bettina Spallek. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/anst/000501/bk_anst_000501_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
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 who are engaged 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Broski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001764/bk_acx0_001764_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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This straight forward, information-packed book on how to launch your own profitable t-shirt company as cheap as possible from either your home, warehouse, or store front is the best starting point for any beginners. If you have ever thought about starting your own t-shirt business, look no further than this book. Laid out inside is information regarding exactly what you´ll need to do, and where you need to look to gather any additional information you may need that isn´t already covered in this book. What are you waiting for? Let´s get started right away! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093683/bk_acx0_093683_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.