Sync or Swim: A Fable About Workplace Communication and Coming Together in a Crisis

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Northfield Publishing #ad - But his team members—and Mother Nature—had other plans. An ambitious yet naïve sheepdog is called upon to lead Monarch Enterprises, a troubled organization on a beautiful isle. Confronted with broken systems and challenging personality types, Sam must learn how to marshal his team before the imminent storm washes everything away.

Along the way, he gleans valuable lessons from an unlikely mentor: a wise, old puffin. Working with a discouraged, disorganized, cynical team? Learn how to turn it around. Sync or swim is a small tale with enormous insight on ways you can empower, engage, and energize employees or volunteers facing discouragement or cynicism.

Sync or Swim: A Fable About Workplace Communication and Coming Together in a Crisis #ad - Sam, the new ceo, was ready to hit the ground running. This delightful, quick read will: teach you communication techniques that enhance teamwork and productivityBring to life the principles used by hundreds of successful organizationsProvide relevant, churches, over 250 colleges and universities, government agencies, health organizations, practical insights based on real-world experiencesStimulate lively and positive interaction discussion guide includedBased on the principles successfully used by major corporations, and non-profits.

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Rising Above a Toxic Workplace: Taking Care of Yourself in an Unhealthy Environment

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Northfield Publishing #ad - The environment causes people to have physiological responses as if they’re in a fight-or-flight situation. Learn how to thrive in—or escape from—a toxic work environment. Rising above a toxic workplace tells authentic stories from today's workers who share how they cope, change, or quit. People smile, make jokes, talk openly and help one another.

Annie mckee author, poisonous people, consultantMany employees experience the reality of bullying bosses, and soul-crushing cultures on a daily basis. Colds, flu and stress-related illnesses such as heart attacks are more common. By contrast, in resonant organizations, people take fewer sick days and turnover is low.

Rising Above a Toxic Workplace: Taking Care of Yourself in an Unhealthy Environment #ad - Toxic organizations are rife with conflict, fear, and anger. Includes a survival Guide and Toolkit full of strategies and realistic insights. Healthy people become ill. Insightfully illustrating from these accounts, paul White, authors Gary Chapman, and Harold Myra blend their combined experiences in ministry and business to deliver hope and practical guidance to those who find themselves in an unhealthy work environment.

Candidly they open up about what they learned, what they wish they had done, and how to gain resilience.

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The Vibrant Workplace: Overcoming the Obstacles to Building a Culture of Appreciation

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Northfield Publishing #ad - Dr. But when they try to implement changes, nothing budges. Why?  because work cultures are deeply rooted. Paul white wrote the vibrant Workplace to give workplace leaders a thorough understanding of the most common obstacles to building a positive workplace. Not only will they learn the issues underlying those challenges, but they’ll gain the tools and strategies needed to overcome them.

Combining real-life examples with professional advice and research, Dr, White offers a guide to uprooting negativity and cultivating authentic appreciation and resiliency in the workplace. Readers will learn how to:overcome resistance from non-interested managers and supervisorsAssess how perceived “busyness” interferes with positive growthAddress the deeper issues underlying pervasive negativityCommunicate authentic appreciation even to “difficult-to-appreciate” colleaguesDeal with performance challenges and communicate appreciation appropriatelyBring out the best in their employees and teamsAnd moreAny workplace can become more positive and grow towards health.

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It just takes knowledge of the core challenges and the skills to navigate them, which is exactly what this book provides.

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Communication in the Church: A Handbook for Healthier Relationships

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - Each chapter includes real-life scenarios, practical applications, sensible guidelines, and suggestions for further learning. The book offers practical guidelines to help readers become more effective in how they build relationships, use power, experience trust, lead meetings, practice forgiveness, and bridge cultures.

Communication in the church distills the latest social science research for readers including clergy, continuing education planners, scholars, students, lay leaders, and others. Communication is integral to the mission of the church, but it can go awry in myriad ways, both obvious and subtle. Communication in the church helps congregations create healthier ways for their members to relate to one another for greater personal and congregational success.

Communication in the Church: A Handbook for Healthier Relationships #ad - This book aims to help readers communicate more effectively—from leading more engaging and productive meetings to preventing or addressing communication breakdowns.

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The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People

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Northfield Publishing #ad - The assessment identifies a person’s preferred languages of appreciation to help you apply the book. When supervisors and colleagues understand their coworkers’ primary and secondary languages, as well as the specific actions they desire, they can effectively communicate authentic appreciation, thus creating healthy work relationships and raising the level of performance across an entire team or organization.

Take your team to the next level by applying The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. This book will give you the tools to improve staff morale, create a more positive workplace, and increase employee engagement. Its principles about human behavior have helped businesses, hospitals, non-profits, government agencies, schools, and organizations with remote workers.

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How? by teaching you to effectively communicate authentic appreciation and encouragement to employees, co-workers, and leaders. Plus! each book contains a free access code for taking the online Motivating By Appreciation MBA Inventory does not apply to purchases of used books.

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The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision

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Baker Academic #ad - It is designed to be engaging reading for busy pastors and includes pastoral reflections on the theological task from twelve working pastors, including Kevin DeYoung and Cornelius Plantinga. Many pastors today see themselves primarily as counselors, leaders, and motivators. Yet this often comes at the expense of the fundamental reality of the pastorate as a theological office.

. The church needs pastors who can contextualize biblical wisdom in Christian living to help their congregations think theologically about all aspects of their lives, such as work, end-of-life decisions, political involvement, and entertainment choices. Drawing on the bible, and christian theology, key figures from church history, this book offers a clarion call for pastors to serve as public theologians in their congregations and communities.

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Seized by Truth: Reading the Bible as Scripture

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Abingdon Press #ad - We are not reading someone else's mail--as though reading the Bible had to do foremost with recovering an ancient meaning intended for someone else and then translating its principles for use in our own lives. Scripture does not present us with texts to be mastered but with a Word, God's Word, intent on mastering us, on shaping our lives.

. We read the bible and interpret Scripture in order to live in grace-filled relation to God's divine purpose. When we approach the bible as scripture author, Joel Green, takes seriously the faith statement that the Bible is our Book; these scriptures are our Scripture. We come not so much to retrieve facts or to gain information, but to be formed and ultimately, transformed.

Seized by Truth: Reading the Bible as Scripture #ad - When we recall that we are the people of god to whom the Bible is addressed as Scripture, we realize that the fundamental transformation is not the transformation of an ancient message into a contemporary meaning, bur rather the transformation of our lives by means of God's Word. This means that reading the bible as scripture has less to do with what tools we bring to the task, however important these may be, and more to do with our own dispositions as we come to our engagement with Scripture.

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Wesley, Wesleyans, and Reading Bible as Scripture

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Baylor University Press #ad - González, Joel B. Contributors move beyond the work of Wesley himself to discuss how Wesleyan communities have worked to address the difficult scriptural--and theological--conundrums of their time and place. With contributions from William J. Westerfield Tucker, Jason E. Collins, Robert W. Vickers, laceye Warner, David F.

Wall, hunn choi, meesaeng Lee Choi, Reginald Broadnax, Douglas M. Green, Elaine A. Abraham, Justo L. Koskie, and michael pasquarello iii, wesley, wesleyans, and Reading Bible as Scripture ultimately attempts to underscore what it means to stand in the Wesleyan stream and bring about holiness through--and within--daily occurrences.

Wesley, Wesleyans, and Reading Bible as Scripture #ad - Koskela, D. Watson, Kenneth J. Maddox, Karen B. This collection presents an array of diverse approaches to understanding John Wesley's charge to read and interpret the Bible as scripture. Brent laytham, Steven J. However, wesley did not leave behind a written doctrine on scripture. The theology of john wesley has proven exceedingly influential in the religious and spiritual lives of Wesley's followers and his critics.

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Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

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Working With You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work

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Business Plus #ad - In this pragmatic, insightful guide, psychotherapist Katherine Crowley and business consultant Kathi Elster teach you how to eliminate your workplace woes step by easy step. Through quizzes, and field-tested strategies, case examples, you'll learn how to handle any bad work relationship. With your newfound emotional skills, you'll be able to: manage an ill-tempered boss before he or she explodesDetach from coworkers whose irritating habits ruin the dayDefend yourself from idea-pilfering rivalsGet out of the grip of toxic relationshipsProtect your work territory from "boundary busters"Break out of the limiting roles that box you inParent your difficult employees to get the results you want.

. And much, much more. For anyone trapped in an energy-zapping relationship with a co-worker, boss, or subordinate, Crowley and Elster offer an exit strategy - a highly practical and easily implemented guide to making the situation workable. Publishers weekly if you find yourself frustrated with a colleague whose incompetence is driving you crazy, a boss who gets angry when you're not a mind reader, or an employee who challenges your authority, chances are you're caught in an emotional trap at your job.

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Bridging the Diversity Gap: Leading Toward God's Multi-Ethnic Kingdom

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Wesleyan Publishing House #ad - In a diverse, divided world, pastors and church leaders are faced with the question of how to lead across ethnic lines to bring healing and unity to the body of Christ. Through this book, he offers a "how-to" resource for Christian leaders to lead their organizations in a majority-minority, multi-ethnic America.

Bridging the diversity gap is for pastors and ministry leaders who want a biblical process and principles, informed by the best academic thought on race and ethnicity, to engage with an ethnically diverse church or organization and guide them toward becoming one in Christ. How can the church more accurately reflect the vision of God's kingdom, gathering together every tribe and nation? It all begins with leaders whose minds and hearts have been transformed by the gospel.

Bridging the Diversity Gap: Leading Toward God's Multi-Ethnic Kingdom #ad - Author alvin sanders believes the church is facing a chairos moment—the right time—to address the issue of ethnic division and tension within the church.

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