Teams That Thrive

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ISBN: 9780830897575
Release Date: 2015-04-10
Number of pages: 276
Author: Ryan T. Hartwig
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Download and read online Teams That Thrive in PDF and EPUB 2015 Readers' Choice Award Winner It's increasingly clear that leadership should be shared—for the good of any organization and for the good of the leader. Many churches have begun to share key leadership duties, but don t know how to take their leadership team to the point where it thrives. Others seriously need a new approach to leadership: pastors are tired, congregations are stuck, and meanwhile the work never lets up. But what does it actually mean to do leadership well as a team? How can it be done in a way that avoids frustration and burnout? How does team leadership best equip the staff and bless a congregation? What do the top church teams do to actually thrive together? Researchers and practitioners Ryan Hartwig and Warren Bird have discovered churches of various sizes and traditions throughout the United States who have learned to thrive under healthy team leadership. Using actual church examples, they present their discoveries here, culminating in five disciplines that, if implemented, can enable your team to thrive. The result? A coaching tool for senior leadership teams that enables struggling teams to thrive, and resources teams doing well to do their work even better.


Teams That Thrive

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ISBN: 0830841199
Release Date: 2015-04-06
Number of pages: 272
Author: Warren Bird, Ph.D
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Download and read online Teams That Thrive in PDF and EPUB What do the top church teams do to thrive together? Researchers and practitioners Ryan Hartwig and Warren Bird have discovered churches who have learned to thrive under healthy team leadership. Using actual church examples, this coaching tool presents their discoveries, culminating in five disciplines that will enable your team to thrive.


Teams That Thrive

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ISBN: 1459685083
Release Date: 2015-04-29
Number of pages: 428
Author: Warren Bird
Publisher:

Download and read online Teams That Thrive in PDF and EPUB What do the top church teams do to thrive together? Researchers and practitioners Ryan Hartwig and Warren Bird have discovered churches who have learned to thrive under healthy team leadership. Using actual church examples, this coaching tool presents their discoveries, culminating in five disciplines that will enable your team to thrive.


Sticky Teams

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ISBN: 9780310324645
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 221
Author: Larry Osborne
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Sticky Teams in PDF and EPUB In Sticky Teams, Larry Osborne exposes the hidden roadblocks, structures, and goofy thinking that all too often sabotage the health and harmony of even the best intentioned ministry teams. Then, with practical and seasoned advice, he shows what it takes to get a leadership board, ministry team, and an entire congregation headed in the same direction, sticking together, unified and healthy for the long haul.


Virtual Teams That Work

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ISBN: 0787965693
Release Date: 2003-03-21
Number of pages: 464
Author: Cristina B. Gibson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Virtual Teams That Work in PDF and EPUB Virtual Teams That Work offers a much-needed, comprehensive guidebook for business leaders and managers who want to create the organizational conditions that will help virtual teams thrive. Each chapter in this important book focuses on best practices and includes case studies and illustrative examples from a wide variety of companies, including British Petroleum, Lucent Technologies, Ramtech, SoftCo, and Whirlpool Corporation. These real-life examples demonstrate how the principles identified in the book play out within virtual teams. Virtual Teams That Work shows how organizations can put in place the structure to help team members who speak different languages and have different cultural values develop effective ways of communicating when there is little opportunity for the members to meet face-to-face. The authors also reveal how organizations can implement performance management and reward systems that will motivate team members to cooperate across multiple boundaries. And they offer the information to determine which technologies best fit a variety of virtual-team tasks and the level of information technology support needed.


Simply Kingdom Simple Church Multiplying Disciples and Churches

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ISBN: 9781483446738
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Number of pages:
Author: Charles Kridiotis
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

Download and read online Simply Kingdom Simple Church Multiplying Disciples and Churches in PDF and EPUB “Charles Kridiotis has been serving the simple church movement in Sweden and Europe for many years in a mentoring and equipping role, forming teams that thrive. In this book Charles gives his perspective on the simple church movement as a practitioner. He describes the basics of the Kingdom that Jesus preached, how to make disciples, simple church life and leadership, and the multiplication of simple church groups and networks. The principles he shares are biblically founded and illustrated with real-life anecdotes from his own experience.” Marc van der Woude Dutch innovator, trend watcher, networker, founder of Simple Church Europe and publisher of Joel News International (joelnews.org), a weekly e-zine.


Team of Teams

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ISBN: 9780241250846
Release Date: 2015-11-26
Number of pages: 304
Author: General Stanley McChrystal
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Team of Teams in PDF and EPUB What if you could combine the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization? When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq in 2003, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment and training - but none of the enemy's speed and flexibility. McChrystal and his colleagues discarded a century of conventional wisdom to create a 'team of teams' that combined extremely transparent communication with decentralized decision-making authority. Faster, flatter and more flexible, the task force beat back al-Qaeda. In this powerful book, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be relevant to any leader. Through compelling examples, the authors demonstrate that the 'team of teams' strategy has worked everywhere from hospital emergency rooms to NASA and has the potential to transform organizations large and small. 'A bold argument that leaders can help teams become greater than the sum of their parts' Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit 'An indispensable guide to organizational change' Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs


Team Geek

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ISBN: 9781449329877
Release Date: 2012-07-06
Number of pages: 194
Author: Brian W. Fitzpatrick
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online Team Geek in PDF and EPUB In a perfect world, software engineers who produce the best code are the most successful. But in our perfectly messy world, success also depends on how you work with people to get your job done. In this highly entertaining book, Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman cover basic patterns and anti-patterns for working with other people, teams, and users while trying to develop software. This is valuable information from two respected software engineers whose popular series of talks—including "Working with Poisonous People"—has attracted hundreds of thousands of followers. Writing software is a team sport, and human factors have as much influence on the outcome as technical factors. Even if you’ve spent decades learning the technical side of programming, this book teaches you about the often-overlooked human component. By learning to collaborate and investing in the "soft skills" of software engineering, you can have a much greater impact for the same amount of effort. Team Geek was named as a Finalist in the 2013 Jolt Awards from Dr. Dobb's Journal. The publication's panel of judges chose five notable books, published during a 12-month period ending June 30, that every serious programmer should read.


Resilient Ministry

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ISBN: 083086461X
Release Date: 2012-12-28
Number of pages: 312
Author: Bob Burns
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Download and read online Resilient Ministry in PDF and EPUB What does it take to have fruitful ministry over the long haul? The stresses of pastoring are well known and can be a match for even the best-prepared, most experienced in ministry--multiple tasks, long hours, taxing responsibilities and, yes, some challenging personalities. Too often the results can be burnout, being run out or just feeling worn out. To find out how pastors can thrive as well as survive, the authors undertook a five-year in-depth research project among working pastors. Here in this ground-breaking book is the distilled wisdom of dozens of pastors who have been on the front lines of ministry. We hear from them what works, what doesn't and what distinctive issues people in ministry face. The authors uncover five key themes that promote healthy, sustainable ministry that lasts--spiritual formation, self-care, emotional and cultural intelligence, marriage and family, leadership and management. These themes are unpacked from the vantage point of ministry on the ground. Questions for personal evaluation and reflection are included throughout the book to bring home the significance of each section. This is the perfect companion for a peer cohort of pastors to read together. It can also be of value to church boards and others who want to better understand how to help sustain their pastors in ministry. In short, this is a book pastors can't live without.


Shift Into Thrive

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ISBN: 9780997564112
Release Date: 2016-09-12
Number of pages: 245
Author: Lynn Schmidt
Publisher: BookBaby

Download and read online Shift Into Thrive in PDF and EPUB Shift Into Thrive provides six resilience-building strategies that women use successfully to thrive in the face of career challenges. These six powerful strategies, practical action steps, and inspiring stories from women around the world will enable you to create a career accompanied by growth, success, and satisfaction. Resilient women overcome obstacles and create the extraordinary careers they both desire and deserve. The ability to thrive in the midst of adversity is not a given; it is an intentional choice. Women who consciously make that choice are more likely to be transformed by their challenges. Schmidt and Nourse each have over 20 years of experience helping women and men achieve career success. They are experts in the field of leadership development and provide leadership strategies to individuals, teams, and organizations. They conducted over one hundred interviews with executive coaches and women from around the world to determine the best resilience-building strategies for women. While much has been learned in the past 30 years about the value women create for organizations, recent research indicates that women are still facing significant barriers to gender equality in the workforce and to advancement into leadership roles. Women frequently experience unique roadblocks like gender bias and stereotypes that are difficult to overcome and extract a big price both personally and professionally. In Shift into Thrive, Drs. Lynn Schmidt and Kevin Nourse explore the barriers women face in the workplace, the importance of resiliency as a key to career success, and practical ways for women to enhance their resiliency. Shift Into Thrive is an exciting new addition to a genre of books dedicated to helping women achieve successful and satisfying careers written by Sheryl Sandberg, Katty Kay, and Claire Shipman.


Simple Rules

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ISBN: 9780544409903
Release Date: 2015-04-21
Number of pages: 288
Author: Donald Sull
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Simple Rules in PDF and EPUB Outlines an approach to high-performance problem-solving and decision-making that draws on insights from survival guides, pop culture and other sources. Co-written by the award-winning author of The Upside of Turbulence. 75,000 first printing.


Contagious Culture Show Up Set the Tone and Intentionally Create an Organization that Thrives

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ISBN: 9781259584589
Release Date: 2015-11-13
Number of pages: 272
Author: Anese Cavanaugh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Download and read online Contagious Culture Show Up Set the Tone and Intentionally Create an Organization that Thrives in PDF and EPUB GET INSPIRED. GET EXCITED. GET RESULTS. A proven approach to corporate culture that’s positively contagious You are about to enter a new era of leadership. With more competiton, more connectedness, and more opportunities than ever before, this exciting new era demands a workplace culture that is collaborative, productive, energized, and contagious. A culture that encourages extraordinary growth and innovation. A culture that starts with you—showing up, setting the tone, and lighting the fire... This book is about answering that call and setting yourself up for success. It’s about improving your leadership presence and your impact, not just on others but yourself. It’s about creating the space you need to share your vision, state your intention, and jump-start your team. It’s about working yourself over—from the inside out—so you can become the strong, effective, inspiring leader you know you can be. This is Contagious Culture, a game-changing guide to transforming corporate culture from within, developed by the award-winning creator of The IEP Method to strengthen your “Intentional Energetic Presence.” This is more than a leadership book—this is your future calling. Award-winning organizational advisor Anese Cavanaugh reveals the secrets of IEP—Intentional Energetic Presence—for transforming your workplace and your life. The key to any company’s success lies in its culture. This game-changing guide shows you how to shape and revitalize this culture—by setting the tone, engaging the team, and creating a dynamic working environment that encourages growth, productivity, and innovation. It all starts with you... Using the book’s unique IEP Method, you can: Be the kind of leader people want to follow—not have to follow Craft your intention—and make a real impact Unleash your energy—and watch it spread like wildfire Unlock greater collaboration in your teams—and greater leadership in your people Show up for Others—by setting yourself up for success Bring out the best in everyone—including yourself Create a contagious work culture that people want to catch! With these proven step-by-step techniques, you can take control of the culture you work in and build a healthier, more functional environment—from the inside out. You’ll find helpful transformative tools and exercises for improving collaborations, opening communications, and implementing changes. You’ll discover the best methods for handling the toughest challenges, whether it’s hiring and firing, strategizing and organizing, busyness or burnout. Best of all, you’ll learn how to enhance your “Intentional Energetic Presence” (IEP) so you’ll always be fully present, purposeful, and prepared to share your vision with infectious energy and enthusiasm. Contagious Culture is so much more than a leadership guide. It’s a complete cultural mind-shift that’s not only exciting for you and your team—it’s absolutely, positively contagious.


Design to Thrive

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ISBN: 008095720X
Release Date: 2009-12-08
Number of pages: 248
Author: Tharon Howard
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Download and read online Design to Thrive in PDF and EPUB Social networks and online communities are reshaping the way people communicate, both in their personal and professional lives. What makes some succeed and others fail? What draws a user in? What makes them join? What keeps them coming back? Entrepreneurs and businesses are turning to user experience practitioners to figure this out. Though they are well-equipped to evaluate and create a variety of interfaces, social networks require a different set of design principles and ways of thinking about the user in order to be successful. Design to Thrive presents tried and tested design methodologies, based on the author’s decades of research, to ensure successful and sustainable online communities -- whether a wiki for employees to share procedures and best practices or for the next Facebook. The book describes four criteria, called "RIBS," which are necessary to the design of a successful and sustainable online community. These concepts provide designers with the tools they need to generate informed creative and productive design ideas, to think proactively about the communities they are building or maintaining, and to design communities that encourage users to actively contribute. Provides essential tools to create thriving social networks, helping designers to avoid common pitfalls, avoid costly mistakes, and to ensure that communities meet client needs Contains real world stories from popular, well known communities to illustrate how the concepts work Features a companion online network that employs the techniques outlined in the book


Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

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ISBN: 0393066231
Release Date: 2004-03-17
Number of pages: 320
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game in PDF and EPUB "This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.


How to Break Growth Barriers

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ISBN: 9781493406562
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Number of pages: 256
Author: Carl F. George
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online How to Break Growth Barriers in PDF and EPUB Some churches grow rapidly, only to hit a ceiling. Other churches have experienced declining or static attendance--many of them for decades. Frustrated pastors and church leaders want growth methods that work, but without adding to pastoral fatigue. How to Break Growth Barriers argues that growth comes when effective leadership and lay-empowerment skills work hand in hand. This requires a shift of focus from the shepherd as the primary caregiver to shepherd as developer and coach of many caregivers. The authors show pastors how to communicate a vision for the future and then how to lead the congregation into the paradigms necessary for potentially limitless growth. The strategies found in this book are not only tried and true, and taken from a biblical perspective of a "harvest" vision. They're also newly updated to reflect our changing culture, including helpful charts and checklists for self-evaluation.