Is your team excited about the next big dream for your church? You are a visionary leader and your church probably has a vision statement. Yet most churches are stuck in a trap of generic communication without a truly visionary plan. Just like a visionary restaurant needs a more specific focus than ´´serving food´´, a visionary church needs something more than biblical generalizations like ´´loving God, loving people´´ or ´´making disciples and serving the world´´. When a team doesn´t share an understanding of God´s next big dream, leadership grows tired, overworked by an ´´all things to all people´´ ministry approach. Too often there´s no unified picture of what success looks like. People can feel uninspired and your church´s programming can seem more optional than ever. Ministry without clarity is insanity. Are you ready for a better way? In this groundbreaking work, based on Will Mancini´s 15 years and over 10,000 hours of church team facilitation, God Dreams reveals a simple and powerful planning method that will bring energy and focus to your church like never before. First, God Dreams shows how to reclaim the role of long-range vision today by providing 12 vision templates, each with biblical, historical, and contemporary illustrations. These vision starters will dramatically accelerate your team´s ability to find complete agreement regarding your church´s future. Second, God Dreams explains how to overcome the fruitless planning efforts that many church teams experience. With a tool called the Horizon Storyline, leaders can connect short-term action steps with the long-range dream, while leveraging the power of storytelling to make the plan ´´stick´´. This tool will galvanize a diverse team of ministry leaders and volunteers with unprecedented enthusiasm. Imagine leading with a refreshed sense of freedom and confidence, with a totally new way to inspire your church. Imagine the ability to harness the energy and resources of yo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lloyd James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002349/bk_hove_002349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Your CV has less than 30 seconds to win you an interview, so make it irresistible. With hundreds of CVs submitted for every job vacancy, yours has to work hard to stand out. You need to know what the recruiter wants to see and how to say it, fast. The CV Book brings together years of research and experience to reveal all the insider tips and winning methods that will make sure your CV never fails to impress. Discover how to: · write your own CV quickly, and with confidence · tailor your CV to every opportunity · avoid all of the most common CV mistakes · make your CV really stand out from the competition. No matter what your age, background, job or level of experience, The CV Book will help you create an outstanding CV. The CV Book has full online support: CV templates, CV tools and reader offers - all available through The CV Centre® online at .
A unique look at behavior through the child´s perspective! Every parent has experienced behavior challenges with their children. This book applies a whole-person perspective toward behavior management that connects across home, school, and community. It describes the functions of behavior from both the adult and child´s perspective, and offers simple yet effective evidence-based strategies and ideas for creating behavior plans that work. Features: Behavior Plan template; Behavior, communication & social skills strategies for each function of behavior
´´If the purpose is to create one of the best books on requirements yet written, the authors have succeeded.´´ -Capers Jones Software can solve almost any problem. The trick is knowing what the problem is. With about half of all software errors originating in the requirements activity, it is clear that a better understanding of the problem is needed. Getting the requirements right is crucial if we are to build systems that best meet our needs. We know, beyond doubt, that the right requirements produce an end result that is as innovative and beneficial as it can be, and that system development is both effective and efficient. Mastering the Requirements Process: Getting Requirements Right, Third Edition, sets out an industry-proven process for gathering and verifying requirements, regardless of whether you work in a traditional or agile development environment. In this sweeping update of the bestselling guide, the authors show how to discover precisely what the customer wants and needs, in the most efficient manner possible. Features include The Volere requirements process for discovering requirements, for use with both traditional and iterative environments A specification template that can be used as the basis for your own requirements specifications Formality guides that help you funnel your efforts into only the requirements work needed for your particular development environment and project How to make requirements testable using fit criteria Checklists to help identify stakeholders, users, non-functional requirements, and more Methods for reusing requirements and requirements patterns New features include Strategy guides for different environments, including outsourcing Strategies for gathering and implementing requirements for iterative releases ´´Thinking above the line´´ to find the real problem How to move from requirements to finding the right solution The Brown Cow model for clearer viewpoints of the system Using story cards as requirements Using the Volere Knowledge Model to help record and communicate requirements Fundamental truths about requirements and system development
Solution Selling has been one of the most popular selling methodologies in the country for more than a decade. It is the chosen method used by more than 500,000 sales professionals worldwide. Evidence abounds of the continued popularity of Solution Selling®: the original book, published in 1994, has sold more than 130,000 copies and still selling well, and the sequel, The New Solution Selling®, has sold more than 15,000 copies in its first weeks of publication, outpacing the original. The editorial plan is to build an entire series of books with Eades´ company, Sales Performance International (SPI) built around the trademarked, Solution Selling®. brand. Increasingly, a salesperson´s success depends less on what they sell, and more on how they sell it. It seems as if everything has changed: buyers who once made time to discuss their problems now expect sales professionals to have the business savvy to diagnose their problems before they arrive. As important, buyers will only buy from salespeople who can provide both convincing and workable solutions. The FieldBook provides hands on training that goes beyond The New Solution Selling® in several important ways: .The FieldBook builds on the updated Solution Selling® sales processes, principles and management systems of The New Solution Selling. This is the first time a CD Rom with the key Solution Selling tools have been made available. .Includes the 13 Principles of Solution Selling® , with examples, quizzes and self-assessment exercises for each. This takes the original concepts in The New Solution Selling to the next level. .Includes more than 120 worksheets, letters, job aids and illustrations to better navigate salespeople through the nine boxes of solution selling®: It shows salespeople how to customize the message and the value proposition for each buyer. .The Job Aid Build Guide is a hands-on tool that SPI uses before workshops to customize job aid examples and could be used to add real meat to the book. .Templates: Each of the job aid is annotated with sidebars and notes that help salespeople better understand how to use them. .´´How to Use the Solution Selling®. Software:´´ This final section walks readers through the CD Rom. The overall look of the book will be very visual, chock full of tools, tests, job-aids, pain boxes, etc.
´´This new edition is brighter, shinier, more complete, more pragmatic, more focused than the previous one, and I wouldn´t have thought it possible to improve on the original. As the field of software architecture has grown over these past decades, there is much more to be said, much more that we know, and much more that we can reflect upon of what´s worked and what hasn´t-and the authors here do all that, and more.´´ -From the Foreword by Grady Booch, IBM Fellow Software architecture-the conceptual glue that holds every phase of a project together for its many stakeholders-is widely recognized as a critical element in modern software development. Practitioners have increasingly discovered that close attention to a software system´s architecture pays valuable dividends. Without an architecture that is appropriate for the problem being solved, a project will stumble along or, most likely, fail. Even with a superb architecture, if that architecture is not well understood or well communicated-in other words, is not well documented-the project cannot be deemed a complete success. This revision of Documenting Software Architectures provides the most complete and current guidance, independent of language or notation, on how to capture an architecture in a commonly understandable form. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors first help you decide what information to document, and then, with guidelines and examples (in various notations, including UML), show you how to express an architecture so that others can successfully use, maintain, and build a system from it. The book features rules for sound documentation, the goals and strategies of documentation, architectural views and styles, documentation for software interfaces and software behavior, and templates for capturing and organizing information to generate a coherent package. New and improved in this second edition: * Coverage of documentation for new architectural styles, such as service-oriented architectures, multi-tier architectures, and architectures for aspect-oriented systems * Guidance oriented to documentation in an Agile development environment * Deeper treatment of the systematic rationale, reflecting best industrial practices * Improved templates, reflecting years of use and feedback, and more documentation layout options * A new, comprehensive example (available online), featuring documentation of a Web-based service-oriented system
We live in a world that all too often operates under the overriding template of self-promotion, embracing a ´´hooray for me´´ attitude, and which measures success in increasingly small timeframes dotted with markers of temporal value. Millions of viewers know James Brown as a sports commentator and former athlete. With Role of a Lifetime, James reveals a different side of his character. Part memoir and part self-help, this book draws on James´ lessons from his life experiences to guide listeners to find fulfillment and significance. He offers values and encouragment to others of all generations, assisting them in their search for meaning in navigating a world that increasingly promotes transient values, if any at all. His message - that shortcuts and gimmicks are counterproductive to a person´s success - provides hope that there is a God who cares about them and their futures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000549/bk_hach_000549_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.