Description : Leverage the power of failure in your organization Nobody wants to fail, but failure is a fact of life. Most of us treat it as a regrettable, even shameful, event best overlooked. In truth, failure can be a game-changing strategic resource that can help you and your organization achieve the greater success you crave. The Other "F" Word shows how successful leaders and teams are putting failure to work every day - to re-engage employees, spark innovation and accelerate growth. Authors Danner and Coopersmith - with their rare blend of senior-level executive experience, global advising, teaching acumen and cross-discipline perspective - share these valuable new practices, and show how they can improve results across your organization. Based on exclusive interviews with prominent leaders and insightful examples from their own in-depth work, the book features a practical seven-stage framework to liberate failure as a force to advance your leadership agenda. After all, everyone creates and confronts failure on a daily basis. Why not use it to your advantage? The Other "F" Word shows you how to: Start an open, productive conversation about failure across your organization Reduce the fear of failure that stifles initiative, creativity and engagement Anticipate, prepare for and respond to failure, so you can leverage it when it happens Harness failure as a catalyst to drive innovation, improve performance and strengthen culture Failure's like gravity – pervasive and powerful. Whether you're a leader or team member of a startup, a growing business, or an established enterprise, failure is today's lesson for tomorrow. Let The Other "F" Word show you how to apply this lesson and take your company where it needs to go.
Description : A fresh, humorous, and timely YA novel about two teens conceived via in vitro fertilization who go in search for answers about their donor Milo has two great moms, but he's never known what it's like to have a dad. When Milo's doctor suggests asking his biological father to undergo genetic testing to shed some light on Milo's extreme allergies, he realizes this is a golden opportunity to find the man he's always wondered about. Hollis's mom Leigh hasn't been the same since her other mom, Pam, passed away seven years ago. But suddenly, Leigh seems happy—giddy, even—by the thought of reconnecting with Hollis's half-brother Milo. Hollis and Milo were conceived using the same sperm donor. They met once, years ago, before Pam died. Now Milo has reached out to Hollis to help him find their donor. Along the way, they locate three other donor siblings, and they discover the true meaning of the other F-word: family. The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend is heartwarming and original young adult novel. Natasha Friend is also the author of Where You'll Find Me, Perfect, Lush: A Novel, Bounce, For Keeps, and My Life in Black and White. Praise for The Other F-Word: “Writing in third-person, Friend (Where You’ll Find Me) shifts focus between Hollis and Milo, keeping the mood light and heartfelt as she celebrates the bonds that emerge between newfound siblings and turns their paternal search into an engrossing adventure. This is a joyful, emotional story full of love, humor, and the messiness of family, no matter the shape it takes.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review "With convincing dialogue, multidimensional characters (including the adults), and a timely topic, this compelling story movingly proves that there are no stereotypes when it comes to family." —Bookist, starred review "With genuine dialogue and reactions, the result is an authentic . . . picture of messy, emotional, and funny teen lives. The story will appeal to teens who enjoy realistic fiction." —VOYA "Hollis and Milo are authentically young adult, both in their voices and in their mixed feelings about their perfectly imperfect families . . . The plot moves along smoothly with well-timed revelations about the mysterious donor and Hollis’s anger and grief, and many teens will connect with the questions about identity and the true meaning of family. VERDICT In a world where many teens’ families include diverse and complicated parent and sibling situations, Friend’s tale fills a void in YA literature and does it with style." —School Library Journal "Those facing similar quests to find birth parents will find this story comforting." —Kirkus Reviews
Description : The definitive collection of art, poetry, and prose, celebrating fat acceptance Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The (Other) F Word combines the voices of Renée Watson, Julie Murphy, Jes Baker, Samantha Irby, Bruce Sturgell, and more in a relatable and gift-worthy guide about body image and fat acceptance. This dazzling collection of art, poetry, essays, and fashion tips is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty. By combining the talents of renowned fat YA and middle-grade authors, as well as fat influencers and creators, The (Other) F Word offers teen readers and activists of all ages a tool for navigating our world with confidence and courage.
Description : Life is hard to control. One day you're picking up your kids from preschool and the next day you're learning your four-year-old has brain cancer. Where do you turn when your worst nightmare becomes your reality? When life is good, faith is easy. When your perfectly laid plans have been derailed, it's difficult to see the point in believing in anything. How could God allow such a thing to happen if he's really good? Death, divorce, abuse, financial ruin - the difficulties take many forms, but the way out is singular. This book is here to help you remember why you need your faith and how to hang onto it when Faith is NOT the "f-word" you want to use. Sara Stamp lived every parent's worst nightmare the day she and her husband heard the words "your child has cancer." Standing at the edge of a darkness that welcomed her, she knew she had a choice to make. In The Other F-Word, Sara shares her experience of learning to give up the illusion of control and allowing faith to fill the gap between what we want and what God has planned. This book is about the choice we have when life really hits the fan. It's how to incorporate faith into your life when you want to run away from God, not toward him. If you're suffering due to a significant life event that has left you questioning your faith, this book will remind you of why the f-word that you need the most is Faith. Grab your copy today if you're ready to fill the empty spaces with something bigger, move through your pain and anger, and allow God to work in your life.
Description : Does the thought of forgiveness make you cringe? Do you hate the idea of forgiving someone who has wronged you, believing it’s a waste of time? Then THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU! If you’re like most people, you probably have a certain person you blame for why you’re not happier, why you aren’t wealthier, or any other condemnation that keeps you stuck. Learn how an ancient method of letting go can help you move mountains and take your power back in just 7 days. Forgiveness Coach, Juliana Ericson, will show you step-by-step how to regain your peace of mind and heart. She shares numerous examples from hundreds of her clients who began with a story of disgust or rage, then successfully turned them into peaceful and empowering situations. This book uniquely addresses blocks to happiness that exist in our conscious memories, and those hidden in our subconscious minds that may have originated early in our childhood, at birth or even in the womb. Ericson explains this deep core programming, and helps us connect the dots from what we experienced at our beginnings to limiting beliefs we may now experience as adults. Grab this wondrous and sacred opportunity to begin anew. You don’t have to do it alone; you’ll have Juliana’s help this time. And it only has to take seven days. Imagine what your life could be if free from resentment and anger. Just imagine the possibilities!
Description : Is Jesus really appearing to people around the world today? If so, what would it be like to be one of those people who actually met Him? Heidi Hollis openly shares her four incredible encounters with Jesus and her breathtaking visits to Heaven and Hell.Hollis relays her story in colorful detail, sharing honestly as a one-time skeptic of holy encounters, who now has new understandings and faith. Jesus not only healed her spiritually, but also physically of a chronic disease and instilled a desire in her to share His message with the world. JINJ will prove to be an easy and uplifting read that will make you want to hold up the ?J? for Jesus high into the air for all to see! Jesus Is No Joke, and here is one story that will help that thought and the reality of Him sink in!
Description : A financial book geared toward musicians and like minded creative types. Helping them understanding finances with blue humor and rock n roll examples.
Description : For all fans eagerly awaiting Marian Keyes's new novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close, featuring Helen Walsh, here is a laugh-out-loud ebook-only short guide to everyone's favorite dysfunctional Irish family. Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family is the perfect reintroduction to the Walsh family and an ideal appetizer for Keyes's new novel coming from Viking in April 2013.