Description : For Foster, the primary job of a leader is to raise people's self-esteem, make it fun to come to work, and in the process help both employee and employer boost productivity. In "Ideaship, " he simply and compellingly describes 39 ways to unleash workers' creativity. 20 illustrations.
Description : A revised and expanded edition of a bestselling classic--more than 90,000 copies sold of the first edition This new edition includes to completely new chapters Cleverly weaves together exercises, stories, quotations, and illustrations to offer a fun and practical guide to idea generation How to Get Ideas shows you--no matter your age or skill, your job or training--how to come up with more ideas, faster and easier. You'll learn to condition your mind to become "idea-prone," utilize your sense of humor, develop your curiosity, visualize your goals, rethink your thinking, and overcome your fear of rejection. Jack Foster's simple five-step technique for solving problems and getting ideas takes the mystery and anxiety out of the idea-generating process. It's a proven process that works. This expanded edition of the inspiring and enlightening classic features new information on how to turn failures to your advantage and how to create a rich, idea-inducing environment. Dozens of new examples and real life stories show that anyone can learn to get more and better ideas.
Description : “Mark Green and Michele Jolin look to 2009 as the beginning of an era of renewal and progressive governance in America. Change for America presciently and insightfully offers specific ideas for what our next President can do to revitalize our nation and restore our standing abroad."—President Bill Clinton It was an election about change, but how will that change actually happen? The result of a collaboration between the Center for American Progress Action Fund (the advocacy arm of Washington's leading-edge progressive think-tank led) and the New Democracy Project's Mark Green, this comprehensive volume is written by over sixty leading policymakers, scholars and advocates. Based on four core values—of democracy, security through diplomacy, opportunity and a greener world—Change for America offers scores of solutions how to repair our broken government and create an enduring progressive era. “The Center for American Progress Action Fund and Mark Green have assembled some of our nation's best minds, and their best ideas, into a book is packed with innovative, practical, and progressive solutions that will help take America in a New Direction."—Speaker Nancy Pelosi “These thoughtful essays offer a progressive way forward for the vast majority of Americans who hope their government works for the many, not just the few.”—Senator Ted Kennedy “We don't just need a transition -- we need a transformation. Mark Green and Michele Jolin's encyclopedia of change offers a brilliant roadmap for the 44th President.”—Senator John Kerry “This is one of the most important books to be published this year. It's a handbook for restoring the New Deal's social compact with our citizens over the first '100 Days' and the next 1360.”—James Roosevelt, Jr. “Change for America is brilliant, timely and practical and teems with hard earned wisdom and common sense.”—Michael Eric Dyson
Description : A project of the Utah Women’s History Association and cosponsored by the Utah State Historical Society, Paradigm or Paradox provides the first thorough survey of the complicated history of all Utah women. Some of the finest historians studying Utah examine the spectrum of significant social and cultural topics in the state’s history that particularly have involved or affected women.
Description : The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, a father at thirteen, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter. After spending time in a juvenile facility, he’s placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn, meets twelve-year-old Jack, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost. In this riveting novel, two boys discover the true meaning of family and the sacrifices it requires.
Description : RUN YOUR ORGANIZATION LIKE A RISK-TAKING STARTUP Featuring in-depth profiles and success stories from some of today’s top companies, including IBM, 3M, Intel, General Electric, and many others, Lead Like an Entrepreneur reveals how to foster innovation at all levels of the corporation and how to employ entrepreneurial leadership qualities to turn ideas into economic value. “In Lead Like an Entrepreneur, Thornberry has cracked the code on how to replicate the successful behaviors of entrepreneurial leaders….Should be required reading for companies that desire to inject world-class entrepreneurial IQ into the DNA of their company cultures.” --John Kilcullen, President and Publisher, Billboard and former Chairman and CEO of IDG Books “In an age where sustainable competitive advantage is increasingly difficult to achieve, this book provides a platform upon which to build it….I recommend this book to anyone responsible for developing and improving leadership in their company.” --Peter Wright, Vice President of Human Resources, Refining & Marketing, British Petroleum, PLC “Developing entrepreneurial leaders is the key to finding hidden value in any organization. Learn how to create or rekindle the entrepreneurial spirit in your organization, and all of your stakeholders will benefit.” --Gary Acinapura, President, Alcoa Exteriors Lead Like An Entrepreneur reveals how to harness the creativity and innovative thinking that is typical of entrepreneurs and use it as a solution to the organizational sluggishness that affects so many established companies. Author Neal Thornberry, faculty director at Babson College--renowned for its entrepreneurial education program--explains how to become an entrepreneurial leader, as well as how to identify, attract, and support this new class of corporate leader. Fostering this type of risk-taking leadership creates substantial benefits because it takes only a few such people within an organization to make significant differences to the top and bottom lines. Promote the entrepreneurial spirit in your organization by: Integrating leadership and management within an entrepreneurial framework Identifying new business opportunities with high growth potential Focusing human energy on value-creating activities Identifying and developing the four types of entrepreneurial leaders--explorers, miners, accelerators, and integrators Attracting and supporting entrepreneurial leaders through focused management development programs Featuring in-depth profiles and success stories from some of today’s top companies, including IBM, Siemens, 3M, IDG, Sodexho, P&G, Intel, General Electric, and many others, this essential guide will help you overcome bureaucratic impediments and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow, putting your business on a direct path of growth, renewed energy, and spectacular success.
Description : This sequel to Seymour and Miller's popular Contemporary Approaches to Christian Education offers new information and ideas regarding the major theological issues within Christian education today. In one volume, the world's leading Christian educators reflect on such issues as tradition in the church, religious pluralism, human development, spirituality, ecumenical learning, feminist and liberation theology, practical theology, and hermeneutics. Contributors include Charles R. Foster, Susanne Johnson, Fumitaka Matsuoka, Melanie A. May, David Merritt, Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore, Romney Moseley, Robert T. O'Gorman, Richard R. Osmer, Marianne Sawicki, and Choan-Seng Song.