In his new book Step Up and Lead, Frank Viscuso--author, speaker, and career deputy chief--shares the secrets of effective fire service leadership, introduces the traits and skills essential for successful fire service leaders, and discusses the importance of customer service. Designed to help you reach the top of your profession, this new book is considered must-read material for anyone who is ready to step up and lead!
Through powerful stories and proven principles, Step Up Your Teamwork teaches how to create momentum, prepare for success, prevent collapse, and turn a group of individuals into a high-functioning team. Frank Viscuso encourages each person to tap into individual talents, skills, and abilities and recognize how to use these skills to improve the team as a whole. The book discusses various proven firefighting team-building methods you can implement immediately.
Praise for Everyone Leads "If America is going to continue to thrive in the twenty-firstcentury, we must strengthen our sense of community. In EveryoneLeads, Schmitz lays out the challenges for those of us who have apassion to make a difference and, more important, the strategies tospark lasting change from the grassroots up. His unique perspectiveand experience make this a must-read for communityactivists."—Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO, HarlemChildren's Zone "This moment in history demands that we stop waiting forothers—especially others living in Washington, D.C.—tosolve the problems and right the wrongs of our times. Now, morethan ever, we must mine the most underutilized resource availableto us: We the People. Everyone Leads shows us how."—AriannaHuffington, president and executive editor, Huffington Post MediaGroup "Social change has always come from the leadership of the many,not the few. Everyone Leads shows us how we can all step up andcontribute to social change."—Tavis Smiley, author,broadcaster, philanthropist "Every nonprofit can learn from Public Allies' example that theleadership we need to solve problems exists within our communities.Everyone Leads is a guide to inclusion, collaboration, andcommunity building that will inspire readers to see leadership andopportunity in places we don't usually look."—Sterling Speirn,CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation "Schmitz has produced the road map we need for this 'all handson deck' moment when we need a new spirit of collaborativeleadership and action to face the problems of our day. Reading thisbook, we are not surprised that Michelle Obama learned from PublicAllies how to build leaders and build communities."—HarrisWofford, former United States Senator, and CEO of the Corporationfor National and Community Service under President Bill Clinton Register at www.josseybass.com/emailfor more information on ourpublications, authors, and to receive special offers.
If you’ve ever asked yourself why you do what you do, or wondered what your purpose is in life, this book is for you. The lives of an intensely-driven basketball coach, an ultra-successful CEO, and an unassuming janitor all intersect in this captivating parable about leadership, relationships, and the pursuit of success. An unforgettable story packed with profound truths, LEAD . . . for God’s Sake! will challenge you to think deeply about who you are as a leader, what success means to you, and why you do what you do. Whether you’re leading a business, a team, or your own family, this book is the first and most important step to becoming the leader you were meant to be.
In Leaving a Legacy, high school students are explained of the greatness that God placed within them and are challenged to use that greatness to leave a legacy during their high school years.
This book examines the often overlooked and always challenging position of associate/assistant dean. While readers may find themselves saying, 'I wish someone had told me that!' Stone and Coussons-Read infuse optimism and enthusiasm into their discussions of the good, the bad, and the ugly inherent in the role of associate/assistant dean.
The biggest barrier that all sales distributors have to overcome is fear. Fear of rejection. Fear of making decisions. Fear of change. Fear of failure. And of course the big one - fear of success! It is this fear (and all of its cousins like worry, anxiety, and self-doubt) that paralyzes you and keeps you from higher levels of success.In this eBook, Lisa gives you a 3-Step Process that empowers you to overcome fear, reject rejection, and be free to get on with creating and achieving what you really want! Lisa will guide you in an understanding of why you do what you do and help you to break through these patterns of limitation.You will laugh (and be shocked) when you discover the hidden messages that your behavior is screaming out. Through personal stories and humor, Lisa reveals the most common ways that people's belief systems can actually repel success! Positive thinking by itself just isn't enough. This eBook will teach the steps to improve your results by developing an unstoppable belief system. In this powerful program, you will: Identify and overcome self-limiting beliefs Stop procrastination and self-sabotage Reject rejection with the L.O.A. (Law of Average) Break through negative programming NOW Raise your self-esteem and confidence level Create momentum to stay motivated Know what you REALLY want and become Unstoppable Master the "Power of 5" to Accomplish what you want with velocity Attract and sponsor more leadersThe power in this eBook comes from blending the two disciplines of psychology and spirituality. By blending the head and heart aspects of motivation, you will master the strongest combination of handling rejection, conquering fear and become unstoppable!"
When Paul came to Corinth he found a culture emerging from the ashes of Roman power. As Julius Caesar rebuilt the fallen city he brought Roman culture to this Greek community. Likewise, Paul's message of salvation in Jesus rebuilt the fallen lives of people dominated by a culture of power. This power was displayed in violence, discrimination, sexuality, and spirituality. As this city emerged from the ashes of humiliation the church emerged, by God's hand, from of the humiliation of Jesus and the cross. Today the church emerges in a culture of power, humiliation, and fear. Paul's challenge for the church is to be mature and practice unconditional love. This love is permanent. This love develops and empowers others. This love causes us to be in relationship with God and others. Through this love God's people see face to face. The church can emerge to radiate love, peace, and empowerment.
The authoritative updated and revised action plan for leaders entering new roles Your first 100 days in a new leadership role are critical to the success of your mission, your relationship with your new team, and your career. Turnover is high among new leaders who "didn't work out" and the costs to them and their organizations are dramatic. The solution is for every new leader to have an "onboarding" plan. This updated and revised third edition of the bestseller The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan delivers expert guidance to prepare executives for their new leadership roles, accelerate their results, and reduce turnover. With new chapters and sample action plans, the third edition: Helps you assess the internal political culture you'll be facing Explains why your new job doesn't start on "Day 1" but on the day you accept the offer--and how to use the valuable time before "Day 1" Explains the "BRAVE" approach to motivating your new team members by understanding their Behaviors, Relationships, Attitudes, Values, and Environment Includes downloadable forms to help you plan Provides advice for your bosses—so they'll know how to help you succeed The third edition also includes a new 100-Hour Action Plan for crisis situations, which has been adopted by the American Red Cross. The new edition also explains how to use social media and other communication tools to reach and motivate your stakeholders. Discover the right approach for your new role and engage your new colleagues by fully understanding the unwritten rules of the new context. The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan helps deliver better results faster.
No matter what your title or place on the organization chart,you have the potential to be a leader—or more precisely, thepotential to exercise leadership in the moments that matter most.Leadership is not a job title or position, but rather an action. Incertain moments and situations, anyone can rise to the occasion toact as a leader—gaining respect, confidence, and ultimatelygreater success in the organization. But how can you recognizethese moments where leadership is required, and then know what todo? Step Up explains six critical "leadershipmoments"—everyday instances when you have a choice to shineor let opportunity pass you by. Based on their own research andextensive client work, Evans and Foster identify six regularlyoccurring moments and help you understand how to act wisely anddecisively when those moments arise, showing how to: Get Angry, Not Stupid Avoid Terminal Politeness Decide Already Act When You are the Problem Leverage Pessimism Reverse Momentum Anyone can take advantage of opportunities to act as a leaderwhen the time is right—and reap the rewards. Step Upis a guide to exercising leadership when it matters most, boostingyour personal impact and effectiveness, and making a realdifference.
Michael stood there in the darkness looking in on her, stopping only briefly to take a slow drag from the cigar. He rolled it back and forth between his thumb and index finger. Shadows and smoke and old memories and low flute music swirled around his head. The memories that had haunted him were chased away momentarily by the realization that he had finally reached the point he had been converging on for so many years. Whatever the outcome, he had won her back, for the time being at least. Whatever this relationship was to become, it was now up to her. Just like it was then. Small comfort for a hopeless romantic, but comfort nonetheless. Smoke rose from his cigar and circled around the doorframe as he reached out for the worn doorknob, pulled it to him and took what was left of his demons back to the deck with him.
Based on interviews with pastors of growing churches, as well as personal experience, this book identifies the most common mistakes pastors make that keep otherwise healthy churches from reaping the harvest God has prepared. Each chapter spotlights a common mistake, gives real-life examples, uses a generous dose of humor, and provides a practical course of action to recover from the error. The book draws from the experience of Seacoast Church as well as pastors such as Craig Groeschel, Chris Hodges, Perry Nobel, Mark Batterson, Dave Ferguson, Scott Chapman, Dino Rizzo, Ron Hamilton, and Dave Browning, Church leaders will be encouraged to realize that they are not the only ones who struggle, and that turning their situation around may not be as daunting a task as they think. This is a field guide for the common pastor based on actual churches of all sizes.
In Deutschland sitzen in den Vorständen der 100 umsatzstärksten Firmen gerade einmal drei Prozent Frauen. International sieht es nicht viel besser aus. Sheryl Sandberg ist COO von Facebook und gehörte davor zur Führungsmannschaft bei Google. Zusammen mit ihrem Mann Dave erzieht sie zwei kleine Kinder. Sie ist eine der wenigen sichtbaren Top-Managerinnen weltweit und ein Vorbild für Frauen aller Generationen. In ihrem Buch widmet sie sich ihrem Herzensthema: Wie können mehr Frauen in anspruchsvollen Jobs an die Spitze gelangen? Sie beschreibt äußere und innere Barrieren, die Frauen den Aufstieg verwehren. Sandberg zeigt, wie jede Frau ihre Ziele erreichen kann.
In today's 'more for less' culture, the expectations of project management and delivery are no longer limited to budgets, schedules and quality. For projects to make an impact and have lasting value, the project manager must be able to strategize, innovate, motivate, empower and collaborate - in other words, project managers must learn how to lead. The Power of Project Leadership helps you transform into an effective project leader by shifting your managerial mindset into one of inspiration, motivation and influence. The book describes what good project leadership looks like and explains how to make the transition using concrete tools and strategies. With underlying theories to help the reader understand how teams and individuals are motivated, it ensures that project managers lead with vision, continuously improve and innovate, work with intent, empower the team, get closer to stakeholders, remain authentic and establish a solid foundation for their projects. The book has a practical and engaging approach and draws on over 25 interviews with leading experts who have made the transition from project managers to project leaders. These experts come from a variety of sectors and companies; including Expedia, British Gas, Standard Bank, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Liquid Planner, and the UK Government.
Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice consists of a series of practical handbooks on selected medical topics on specific veterinary problems. Case-based, this series is aimed at the small animal veterinary practitioner who has qualified less than 10 years and needs quick access to information and wants to increase his/her confidence on handling that range of cases that cover the spectrum that lies between the simple routine first-opinion case and the referral. Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice provides additional knowledge that leads to improved skills and practice for veterinary practitioners. Not only practitioners, but also veterinary students nearing the end of their course will find this series very useful to brush up their knowledge in a particular area. The volumes are also written with the veterinary nurse in mind with a particular interest in a specific topic, using ‘Nurse Boxes’ in the text to guide them to the specific information they need. • new approach: clinical cases offering examination, treatment options, clinical tips relevant for the general small animal veterinary practitioner – all case descriptions based on common template • offers synoptic, easy accessible and essential information • provides essential information on selected topics • authorship ensures accuracy of information • relevant to all general practitioners • written to increase the skill and practice the general veterinary practitioner • intend to meet CPD-need, but focus on: differential diagnosis and practical case handling • offers self-assessment features at the end of every chapter making it relevant for veterinary students as well • broad readership: practitioners and students indicated in the text by ‘ Notes for Vets’; nurses indicated in the text by ‘Notes for Nurses’ and pet owners indicated in the text by ‘ Notes for Pet Owners’ • handy format with flexi cover • species covered to be limited to cats, dogs and rabbits • full colour throughout New veterinary series for general practitioners called: Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice First 4 volumes to come out in 2008 are: - Small Animal Ophthalmology, Volume 1 - Small Animal Dentistry, Volume 2 - Small Animal Dermatology, Volume 3 - Small Animal Oncology, Volume 4 The other 3 volumes to come out in 2009 are: - Small Animal Neurology, Volume 5 - Small Animal Cardiology, Volume 6 - Small Animal Gastroenterology, Volume 7 The rest of the volumes have been identified and will be as follows: - Small Animal Infectious Diseases - Small Animal Internal Medicine - Small Animal Anaesthesia - Small Animal Geriatrics - Small Animal Imaging - Small Animal Wound Care - Small Animal Behaviour - Small Animal Emergency Medicine - Small Animal Surgery - Small Animal Nutrition
A dynamic young leader shows how leading with love and respect creates success in business and life Written by the founder of Operation HOPE and advisor to the past two U.S. presidents, this groundbreaking book makes the case that the best way to get ahead is to figure out what you have to give to a world seemingly obsessed with the question: What do I get? Aimed at a new generation of leaders and extremely relevant for today's economic climate, Love Leadership outlines Bryant's five laws of love-based leadership-Loss Creates Leaders (there can be no strength without legitimate suffering), Fear Fails (only respect and love leads to success), Love Makes Money (love is at the core of true wealth), Vulnerability is Power (when you open up to people they open up to you), and Giving is Getting (the more you offer to others, the more they will give back to you). One of today's most influential leaders, Bryant has appeared on Oprah and in articles in the LA Times, NY Times, and the Wall Street Journal Bryant's bold approach to leadership is well-suited for today's tough economic environment and a world gripped by fear and uncertainty Outlines the innovative five laws of love-based leadership Love Leadership is that unique and powerful book that bridges the gap between solid business advice and pure inspiration.
“You are about to meet a man who never let diabetes prevent him from accomplishing everything he wanted in life: good health, success in business, community service, family, and politics. Rick Mystrom knew that understanding his disease was crucial to his health. He has become one of the most knowledgeable persons living with diabetes in my extensive practice and frequently serves as a role model and authoritative resource for others.” Jeanne R. Bonar MD, FACP, FACE Endocrinology, Internal Medicine “It is the patient, not the doctor, who manages diabetes. Rick Mystrom is the gold medal winner for controlling his diabetes. He has become so skilled that he can predict and adjust his insulin level just by looking at the meal he is going to eat. His results: no complications from his long history of the disease. He is the expert. I am the learner.” Thomas Nighswander MD MPH
In an earnest attempt to spread spiritual inspiration and growth, Reverend Tim McConnell pens an enriching collection of thoughtful devotions that will move your heart, stir your thoughts, and direct you to Gods chosen path for you. A compilation of short yet profound articles that have already been published in local weekly newspapers, Small Steps On A Long Journey contains more than more than three hundred-fifty pages of hope, joy, courage, enlightenment, faith, triumph amid difficulty, and much more. Touching on some of societys most sensitive topics, this anthology also captivates readers with deep thoughts and moving insights about daily human encounters and lifes biggest questions. Tim has attempted to incorporate into these writings the use of common events, themes, and everyday living along side the necessity of living a holy life.