Marketplace Miracles

Author: Rick Heeren
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 9780830743964
Format: PDF, ePub
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When the New York Times wrote a front-page account of Elk River, Minnesota’s faith-filled transformation, Rick Heeren was the city’s leader behind the scenes. Here, he shares his story and many other motivating how-to accounts of businesses, schools and communities that have put God at the center of their vision and seen miraculous turnarounds. See how one company in Minnesota planted 600 churches in the Ukraine. Discover how a real estate developer turned a foreclosed mall into a focal point that would change a city. Learn how one woman’s self-published book blossomed into a movie, and a pastor’s idea for a motion picture camera led to $200 million to make his first major film. Heeren also shares practical ideas for readers who catch his enthusiasm and passion for bringing about transformation in their own communities. After reading Heeren’s book, you’ll see why with God, nothing is impossible!

Is Reality Secular

Author: Mary Poplin
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830871896
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What is the nature of reality? At the root of our society's deepest political and cultural divisions are the conflicting principles of four global worldviews. While each of us holds to some version of one of these worldviews, we are often unconscious of their differences as well as their underlying assumptions. Mary Poplin argues that the ultimate test of a worldview, philosophy or ideology is whether it corresponds with reality. Since different perspectives conflict with each other, how do we make sense of the differences? And if a worldview system accurately reflects reality, what implications does that have for our thinking and living? In this wide-ranging and perceptive study, Poplin examines four major worldviews: naturalism, humanism, pantheism and Judeo-Christian theism. She explores the fundamental assumptions of each, pressing for limitations. Ultimately she puts each perspective to the test, asking, what if this worldview is true? If reality is secular, that means something for how we orient our lives. But if reality is not best explained by secular perspectives, that would mean something quite different. Consider for yourself what is the fundamental substance of reality.

Thank God It s Monday

Author: Rick Heeren
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780975282304
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rick Heeren shares biblical principles and personal experiences that can make life during the week as uplifting and spiritual as it is on Sundays. Thank God It's Monday! is written to equip Christians to take God's transforming presence and power to the workplace.

Leverage Leadership

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118238923
Format: PDF
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Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (Managing Director of Uncommon Schools) shows leaders how they can raise their schools to greatness by following a core set of principles. These seven principles, or "levers," allow for consistent, transformational, and replicable growth. With intentional focus on these areas, leaders will leverage much more learning from the same amount of time investment. Fundamentally, each of these seven levers answers the core questions of school leadership: What should an effective leader do, and how and when should they do it. Aimed at all levels of school leadership, the book is for any principal, superintendent, or educator who wants to be a transformational leader. The book includes 30 video clips of top-tier leaders in action. These videos bring great schools to you, and support a deeper understanding of both the components of success and how it looks as a whole. There are also many helpful rubrics, extensive professional development tools, calendars, and templates. Explores the core principles of effective leadership Author's charter school, North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey, received the highest possible award given by the U.S. Department of Education; the National Blue Ribbon Print version includes an instructive DVD with 30 video clips to show how it looks in real life. E-book customers: please note that details on how to access the content from the DVD may be found in the e-book Table of Contents. Please see the section: "How to Access DVD Contents" Bambrick-Santoyo has trained more than 1,800 school leaders nationwide in his work at Uncommon Schools and is a recognized expert on transforming schools to achieve extraordinary results.

Miracle on Southwest Boulevard

Author: Cindi Hemm; Katie Hemm Kinder
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781449714536
Format: PDF
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In the midst of poverty a leader emerges. A school in which people had given up hope. A prayer warrior and woman of faith steps into the position of principal at Eugene Field Elementary. Faced with unimaginable circumstances as the new administrator at Eugene Field, Cindi Hemm steps up to create the impossible, a community school in which children are learning and thriving. An outstanding school of excellence able to stand up to any school in the nation. Eugene Field Elementary a place where hearts are mended, lives are touched, God is present, the hungry are fed, but it is never easy. Live this journey with Cindi that will change your heart and mind about the amazing miracles that can and will happen if you work hard and believe.

Rwanda Inc How a Devastated Nation Became an Economic Model for the Developing World

Author: Patricia Crisafulli
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137066474
Format: PDF, Docs
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Eighteen years after the genocide that made Rwanda international news, but left it all but abandoned by the West, the country has achieved a miraculous turnaround. Rising out of the complete devastation of a failed state, Rwanda has emerged on the world stage yet again-this time with a unique model for governance and economic development under the leadership of its strong and decisive president, Paul Kagame. Here, Patricia Crisafulli & Andrea Redmond look at Kagame's leadership, his drive for excellence and execution that draws comparisons to an American CEO and emphasizes the development of a sophisticated and competitive workforce that leverages human capital. In Rwanda, the ultimate turnaround, strong and effective leadership has made a measurable and meaningful difference. Rwanda's progress offers an example for other developing nations to lift themselves out of poverty without heavy reliance on foreign aid through decentralization, accountability, self-determination, and self-sufficiency. The authors also explore Rwanda's journey toward its goal of becoming a middle-income nation with a technology-based economy, and its progress to encourage private sector development and foster entrepreneurship, while also making gains in education, healthcare, and food security-and all with a strong underpinning of reconciliation and unification. As so many nations stand on the brink of political and economic revolution, this is a timely and fascinating look at the implications of Rwanda's success for the rest of the continent-and the world.

The Elk River Story

Author: Rick Heeren
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780975282311
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the Elk River Story, Rick Heeren, along with leading pulpit and marketplace ministers of Elk River and the surrounding communities, documents the origins and tracks the emergence of a transformational movement. Elk River, Minnesota, with a population of 20,000, has been experiencing the power of God for a few years now. This began when pastors and community leaders first came together to pray, and it took off when they chose to pastor the entire city instead of just their congregations. Later it moved into high gear when the marketplace began to experience transformation, first at City Hall, and then in the schools, the police, and businesses in general.

Positive Psychology as Social Change

Author: Robert Biswas-Diener
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048199389
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In recent times there has been growing interest in positive psychology as evidenced by the swell in positive psychology graduate programs, undergraduate courses, journals related to the topic, popular book titles on the topic and scholarly publications. Within the positive psychology community there has been an increased emphasis on the socially beneficial side of positive psychological science. At the First World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association there was a major push to look at positive psychology as a social change mechanism. This volume will bring together thoughts of leaders in positive psychology from 8 countries to capitalize on the push toward social change and flourishing. By releasing this title at a critical time Springer has the opportunity to help frame the agenda for positive psychology as a force for social change. This seminal work is meant for anyone interested in happiness, strengths, flourishing or positive institutions It introduces Positive Psychology as an unapplied science that can be used to create positive social transformation and enabling institutions. This is a must-have title for academics, especially psychologists, sociologists, economists, and professionals working in the field of Positive Psychology and Well-Being.

There Must Be Something More

Author: Sid Roth
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768496535
Format: PDF
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As a young Jewish businessman, Sid Roth s goal was to be a millionaire before age 30. At age 29, he realized that was not going to happen. Sid left his wife, family and job at Merrill Lynch to look for happiness. Instead, things got much worse. Sid s search took him into the New Age,where he became suicidal and almost lost his mind. He knew the demons attacking him were real.Where could he go for help? No psychiatrist could solve his problem. No rabbi. Not even his devoted parents. On the worst night of Sid s life, a tangible presence entered his room and filled him with an indescribable peace ...

The Brand Bubble

Author: John Gerzema
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047044939X
Format: PDF, ePub
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How to use brands to gain and sustain competitive advantage Companies today face a dilemma in marketing. The tried-and-true formulas to create sales and market share behind brands are becoming irrelevant and losing traction with consumers. In this book, Gerzema and LeBar offer credible evidence--drawn from a detailed analysis of a decade's worth of brand and financial data using Y&R's Brand Asset Valuator (BAV), the largest database of brands in the world--that business is riding on yet another bubble that is ready to burst--a brand bubble. While most managers still see metrics like trust and awareness as the backbone of how brands are built, Gerzema asserts they're dead wrong--these metrics do not add to increased asset value. In fact, by following them, they actually hasten the declining value of their brands. Using a five-stage model, The Brand Bubble reveals how today's successful brands--and tomorrow's--have an insatiable appetite for creativity and change. These brands offer consumers a palpable sense of movement and direction thanks to a powerful "energized differentiation." Gerzema reveals how brands with energized differentiation achieve better financial performance than traditional brands have. Plus, Gerzema helps readers develop energized differentiation in their own brands, creating consumer-centric and sustainable organizations.