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.
Caution: This Hockey Book Is So Effective That It Can Give You A Massive Advantage Over Your Competition! Whether you want to (1) play stronger and more skilled hockey, (2) be a star team member, or (3) discover the best strategies the professionals use to dominate, this audio book will teach you everything you need to know. Learn to love the game. Hockey is an incredibly fun and exciting sport. It makes for a great physical workout. Like most sports, mastering hockey skills takes time and practice, but the right techniques and strategies, you can easily transform you into a hardcore, unstoppable player, no matter what position you play. Maximize your time on the ice. Learning how to play hockey is easy and fun. With the right amount of grit and determination, you may even become a professional player with all its glory and riches. The key is to find the right combination of training and skill drills to build your strength, mental endurance, and reflexes. This audio book covers an incredible variety of strategies that can easily help you reach your ´´goals” and help your team win more often! Learn the game inside and out. Gain insider knowledge of hockey play and rules that will give you the competitive advantage! Skate circles around the competition Discover how to hone mind and body into a fearsome weapon that can help lead your team to victory after victory! Follow proven strategies – offered with step-by-step instructions – to train and play to win. Start enjoying the sounds of the cheering crowd! Get in the zone and start dominating on the ice: Buy It Now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Mackey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069186/bk_acx0_069186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The coolest heroes of the chapter-book action-adventure genre are back. Kev, Army, Sal, Smooth, and Mike just rescued Kevin’s mom and already adventure has called them again! Smooth´s boombox has been stolen and to get it back the team must face the worst bullies in the neighborhood, the Junkyard Gang! Soon the friends also find themselves battling their own egos. But in this second installment of the book series, the team must stick together. Their chance to become legends is near. A sinister villain named Captain Scott has emerged. He´s plotting to take down the mayor´s office...with a tank! He’s already plotted to take down their friends Officers Ralph and Johnny and it´ll take more than their new smart watches to rescue them! Back in Action, the most enjoyable action-packed children´s fiction series in decades, picks up where the original classic story left off. The new team’s promise to ´´stick together no matter what´´ will be tested. But the group must push their individual egos aside to have any hope of saving the city. The villainous Captain Scott is determined to prevail. And if the DANGER! Kids can´t stop him, no one can! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Zebrowski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106342/bk_acx0_106342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A city under a terrorist attack. A child held hostage. Will one ex-hitman´s reckless plan blow them all to hell? After ex-hitman Harvey Stone cut ties with East London´s criminal underworld, he swore he´d never blindly take orders again. When a terrorist attack interrupts his black ops robbery investigation, he refuses to follow his team´s command to stick to the job. Stone sneaks off the case to track down the terrorist bomber, who plans to murder his young hostage as a warm-up for a fiery finale that will reduce all of London to ash. But searching for clues around a high-profile crime scene becomes next to impossible when Stone is framed for a murder he didn´t commit. Determined to clear his name and rescue the young captive, he hatches a risky plan to draw out the terrorists with potentially explosive consequences. If Stone can´t disarm the deadly plot before the fuse runs out, he could trigger a chain reaction that will set the whole city ablaze. Stone Fall is the third book in the Stone Cold Thriller series. If you like counter-terrorist strikes, nonstop action, and fiery characters, then you´ll love J.D. Weston´s edge-of-your-seat thrill ride. Buy Stone Fall to light the fuse on a fiery, fast-paced thriller today! Narrated by Greg Patmore. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Patmore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120005/bk_acx0_120005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet your goals - on time and on budget. How do you rein in the scope of your project when you´ve got a group of demanding stakeholders breathing down your neck? And map out a schedule everyone can stick to? And motivate team members who have competing demands on their time and attention? Whether you´re managing your first project or just tired of improvising, this guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to define smart goals, meet them, and capture lessons learned so future projects go even more smoothly. The HBR Guide to Project Management will help you: Build a strong, focused team Break major objectives into manageable tasks Create a schedule that keeps all the moving parts under control Monitor progress toward your goals Manage stakeholders´ expectations Wrap up your project and gauge its success 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: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023990/bk_adbl_023990_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After what Matt did to me, I had to leave LA. It was just too hard to stick around, even if I knew that I´d disappoint my team and fans. So, I returned to the south to lick my wounds, and ran straight into Charlie. My how time has changed. He´s no longer the average kid from school. He´s a Marine, a police officer and everything in my fantasies come alive to torment me. Worst of all? He sees through all my nonsense. I never thought I´d find someone who was worth risking it all. Will he do the same for me? This military collection includes romances from authors featured in the Scribble XO Book Club! They are standalone stories. No cliffhangers. Intended for mature listeners only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Miles, Melissa Sternenberg, Jodi Hockinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067525/bk_acx0_067525_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.