Awesomely Simple

Awesomely Simple

Awesomely Simple

The six core strategies to elevate any business-and how to implement them-made simple What do the world's most successful companies and organization have in common? And what can you actually take away and use from their examples? Distilling the best fundamental business strategies, trusted advisor and strategist John Spence helps you take a hard look at your business and together develop specific plans and action steps that will allow you to dramatically improve the success of your company. Delivered in Spence's approachable and straightforward manner, Awesomely Simple reveals the six key strategies that create a foundation for achieving business excellence: Vivid Vision, Best People, A Performance-Oriented Culture, Robust Communication, A Sense of Urgency, and Extreme Customer Focus. Filled with case studies and clear action items, includes easy-to-follow guidelines for implementing the strategies in any organization no matter its mission or size After concisely breaking down each strategy, Spence gives specific examples, tips, tools, discussion questions and exercises for how to execute them successfully A perfect resource for business leaders, Awesomely Simple will help you turn ideas into positive action and achieve lasting business success.

Awesome Math

Awesome Math

Awesome Math

Help your students to think critically and creatively through team-based problem solving instead of focusing on testing and outcomes. Professionals throughout the education system are recognizing that standardized testing is holding students back. Schools tend to view children as outcomes rather than as individuals who require guidance on thinking critically and creatively. Awesome Math focuses on team-based problem solving to teach discrete mathematics, a subject essential for success in the STEM careers of the future. Built on the increasingly popular growth mindset, this timely book emphasizes a problem-solving approach for developing the skills necessary to think critically, creatively, and collaboratively. In its current form, math education is a series of exercises: straightforward problems with easily-obtained answers. Problem solving, however, involves multiple creative approaches to solving meaningful and interesting problems. The authors, co-founders of the multi-layered educational organization AwesomeMath, have developed an innovative approach to teaching mathematics that will enable educators to: Move their students beyond the calculus trap to study the areas of mathematics most of them will need in the modern world Show students how problem solving will help them achieve their educational and career goals and form lifelong communities of support and collaboration Encourage and reinforce curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity in their students Get students into the growth mindset, coach math teams, and make math fun again Create lesson plans built on problem based learning and identify and develop educational resources in their schools Awesome Math: Teaching Mathematics with Problem Based Learning is a must-have resource for general education teachers and math specialists in grades 6 to 12, and resource specialists, special education teachers, elementary educators, and other primary education professionals.

Awesomely Simple

Awesomely Simple

Awesomely Simple

The six core strategies to elevate any business-and how to implement them-made simple What do the world's most successful companies and organization have in common? And what can you actually take away and use from their examples? Distilling the best fundamental business strategies, trusted advisor and strategist John Spence helps you take a hard look at your business and together develop specific plans and action steps that will allow you to dramatically improve the success of your company. Delivered in Spence's approachable and straightforward manner, Awesomely Simple reveals the six key strategies that create a foundation for achieving business excellence: Vivid Vision, Best People, A Performance-Oriented Culture, Robust Communication, A Sense of Urgency, and Extreme Customer Focus. Filled with case studies and clear action items, includes easy-to-follow guidelines for implementing the strategies in any organization no matter its mission or size After concisely breaking down each strategy, Spence gives specific examples, tips, tools, discussion questions and exercises for how to execute them successfully A perfect resource for business leaders, Awesomely Simple will help you turn ideas into positive action and achieve lasting business success.

Awesomely Simple

Awesomely Simple

Awesomely Simple

The six core strategies to elevate any business-and how to implement them-made simple What do the world's most successful companies and organization have in common? And what can you actually take away and use from their examples? Distilling the best fundamental business strategies, trusted advisor and strategist John Spence helps you take a hard look at your business and together develop specific plans and action steps that will allow you to dramatically improve the success of your company. Delivered in Spence's approachable and straightforward manner, Awesomely Simple reveals the six key strategies that create a foundation for achieving business excellence: Vivid Vision, Best People, A Performance-Oriented Culture, Robust Communication, A Sense of Urgency, and Extreme Customer Focus. Filled with case studies and clear action items, includes easy-to-follow guidelines for implementing the strategies in any organization no matter its mission or size After concisely breaking down each strategy, Spence gives specific examples, tips, tools, discussion questions and exercises for how to execute them successfully A perfect resource for business leaders, Awesomely Simple will help you turn ideas into positive action and achieve lasting business success.

From the Brig to the Boardroom

From the Brig to the Boardroom

From the Brig to the Boardroom

In January 2001, Matt Tenney attempted a “shortcut” to success, arranging the unauthorized delivery of nearly $3 million in US government money. Although he never attempted to acquire the funds, he spent more than five years confined to military brigs as a result of his actions. In 2002, he was introduced to the practice of mindfulness, which helped him transform the greatest failure of his life into his greatest success. Today, many top companies like Google, Intel, and General Mills, numerous hospitals and universities, and even US military units, are training their people in the evidence-based practice of mindfulness to help them improve performance, productivity, and leadership skills. In this book, Tenney clearly demonstrates why mindfulness is more than just a better shortcut to success – it is the ultimate shortcut to success. You'll learn: How mindfulness will help you achieve each step of the proven path to success, used by hundreds of the most successful people in history, while simultaneously increasing happiness and well-being How mindfulness helps improve the performance, productivity, and profitability of people and organizations How to integrate mindfulness practice seamlessly into your life

Becoming a Category of One

Becoming a Category of One

Becoming a Category of One

Redefines competition with lessons on how to differentiate your business in the marketplace. Includes ideas on subjects such as business strategy, branding, customer service, sales and marketing, and motivation, from a number of guest contributors.

Cottage Witchery

Cottage Witchery

Cottage Witchery

Ellen Dugan, the author of Garden Witchery, is the ideal guide to show us how to bring the beauty of nature and its magickal energies indoors. Using common household and outdoor items-such as herbs, spices, dried flowers, plants, stones, and candles-she offers a down-to-earth approach to creating an enchanted home. From specialized spells and charms to kitchen conjuring and color magick, this hands-on guide teaches Witches of all levels how to strengthen a home's aura and energy. Readers will learn how to use begonias and lilacs for protection, dispel bad vibes with salt and lemon, perform tea leaf readings, bless the home with fruit, invite the help of home faeries, perform houseplant magick, and create a loving home for the whole family.

Simplicity

Simplicity

Simplicity

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Albert Einstein

Making a Living Without a Job

Making a Living Without a Job

Making a Living Without a Job

A guide to making money sans job offers insight-provoking interactive tests, self-evaluations, charts, and checklists, as well as numerous anecdotes about people who are successfully self-employed. “If you are ready to stretch your mind to the idea of making a living without a job, you’ll find plenty of encouragement and practical information here. Designing a lifestyle for yourself that nurtures and supports who you are and what you value won’t happen instantaneously, but this book will certainly make the process simpler and easier for you. Becoming joyfully jobless begins with a commitment to self-discovery, a curiosity about your potential, and a willingness to acquire the information and skills that will enhance your work. Your way will be unlike anyone else’s, although you will share a deep camaraderie with others on this path. Being your own boss is both heady and humbling, but it’s seldom boring.” —Barbara J. Winter, from the Introduction

12 Great Choices Smart Moms Make

12 Great Choices Smart Moms Make

12 Great Choices Smart Moms Make

Going beyond the usual advice for busy moms, life coach Robin Chaddock helps readers experience more joy, create order, and accomplish goals. In creative and fun steps, women explore their positions as God's children, women, wives, and mothers to uncover their God-given gifts and life directions. From there they will discover 12 key decisions that will help them— make the best choices for them and their families plan great activities that promote family goals know when to say yes and when to say no handle the daily challenges of child-rearing create stronger relationships learn how to listen and how to be heard by their kids allow themselves to play 12 Great Choices Smart Moms Make teaches women how to be all God created them to be and how to stay connected to the source of wisdom and strength—Jesus Christ. Formerly Mom Overboard.