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.
With this guide, you can produce your own professional business plan without hiring a consultant. This is a fast, quick, and proven method of creating a business plan that will allow you to (i) approach potential investors, or (ii) show to stakeholders of the business - employees, banks, shareholders, etc. This business action guide covers the following steps to prepare a professional business plan that will help you project to grow and prosper. You will learn how to: (i) Develop the market opportunity (ii) Address the core value the product or service delivers (iii) How to strategize and implement a marketing plan (iv) Create a mission and vision for company (v) How to write a professional and detailed sector analysis (vi) Competition profiling (vii) Strength and weakness assessments (viii) Financial summary (ix) Management team (x) And much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Robbins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051283/bk_acx0_051283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book covers the critical as well as the less obvious aspects of managing Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 in a variety of development and test environments. Coverage includes basic installation, initial configuration, maintenance, and common trouble shooting techniques, sizing, and performance considerations. Essentials of Administering Team Foundation Server 2015 explains how TFS can help you incorporate source control in your development environment. You´ll learn how to set up TFS to match how you develop software. The book covers using TFS in the whole development process, along with practical advice on how to use its features effectively to get up to speed quickly. In addition, the author dives into using TFS in your team covering subjects like setting up accounts for different roles, manage users, and groups--plus what you need to know about TFS security and running a secure team. No discussion of a centralized system like TFS would be complete without learning how to back up and restore it, and the author covers what you will need to know to maintain your TFS including the backup and restore details required to properly plan for disaster recovery. The book details what you need to know about TFS functionality in creating and setting up collections and projects, how to manage the build process with Team Build (including setting it up and deploying build server and agents), using templates to speed up the creation of builds, building multi-platform solutions, and testing. In this book, you´ll learn how to: Plan, install, and configure TFS Secure your TFS environment Plan and manage source control with TFS Manage the development process with TFS Manage the build process Test with TFS
The world of fertility treatments has changed substantially in less than a decade. Much like computer technology, software, cell phones, and even the music industry, the field of fertility science is transforming at a stunning rate. What was considered standard care and treatment only six or seven years ago is now thought of as ´´old school” and passé. In Your Fertility, Your Family, a world-renowned fertility provider offers the latest treatment template used to diagnose and overcome fertility challenges. Dr. William Schoolcraft and his team of clinicians address the latest causes and treatment plans for age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles. The growing Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine team tackles new treatments and options that have emerged and are expected to develop over the next decade. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Sellon-Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004181/bk_drms_004181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Use eye-popping visual tools to energize your people! Just as social networking has reclaimed the Internet for human interactivity and co-creation, the visual meetings movement is reclaiming creativity, productivity, and playful exchange for serious work in groups. Visual Meetings explains how anyone can implement powerful visual tools, and how these tools are being used in Silicon Valley and elsewhere to facilitate both face-to-face and virtual group work. This dynamic and richly illustrated resource gives meeting leaders, presenters, and consultants a slew of exciting tricks and tools, including * Graphic recording, visual planning, story boarding, graphic templates, idea mapping, etc. * Creative ways to energize team building, sales presentations, staff meetings, strategy sessions, brainstorming, and more * Getting beyond paper and whiteboards to engage new media platforms * Understanding emerging visual language for leading groups Unlocking formerly untapped creative resources for business success, Visual Meetings will help you and your team communicate ideas more effectively and engagingly.
This book outlines a vision for how today´s businesses can transform to leverage real-time data and advanced machine learning analytics in scenarios such as health monitoring, proactive customer care, real-time inventory, location awareness, and predictive maintenance. Business in Real-Time provides prescriptive guidance for architects and developers on the design and development of modern Internet of Things (IoT) and Advanced Analytics solutions. In addition, this book offers solutions for those looking to engage their customers and partners through Software-as-a-Service solutions that work on any device. Whether you are working in Health & Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Retail, Smart Cities and Buildings or Process Control, there exists a common platform from which you can create your targeted vertical solution. Using a reference architecture as a road map and building on Azure Platform foundation services, a solution architecture unfolds that demonstrates a complete end-to-end IoT and Advanced Analytics scenario that provides multitenancy, elasticity and continuous delivery. What You´ll Learn: How to design and develop IoT and Advanced Analytics solutions at scale using Azure´s Platform as a Service capabilities How to automate your software product life cycle using PowerShell, Azure Resource Manager Templates, and Visual Studio Team Services How to implement Smart Devices and Edge Gateways and leverage Azure IoT Hub and Azure Stream Analytics provide Device Management using a Device Twin and high volume telemetry ingestion and real-time analytics processing to identify alert and alarm conditions and apply real-time business rules How to leverage Azure Streaming Analytics to ingest millions of events and provide both ´´Hot´´ and ´´Cold´´ path outputs. Provide Real-Time data insights and analytics to exploit a technical competitive advantage over the competition. How to implement batch processing using Azure Data Factory. Provide unlimited storage and analysis services with USQL in an Azure Data Lake repository. How to leverage Machine Learning to predict what´s going to happen next - and create a new form of AI - ´´ Actionable Intelligence ´´ to help shape positive outcomes for the business. How to provide rich Data Visualizations across a wide variety of mobile and web users with Power BI. Connect the ´´Actionable Intelligence´´ from above with push communications to mobile users for powerful alerting and notification capabilities. How to leverage the next frontier of personal computing break thru innovation - Cognitive API´s and Char-Bots to outsmart the competition and gain a competitive edge. Learn how today´s businesses can transform themselves by leveraging real-time data and advanced machine learning analytics. This book provides prescriptive guidance for architects and developers on the design and development of modern Internet of Things (IoT) and Advanced Analytics solutions. In addition, Business in Real-Time Using Azure IoT and Cortana Intelligence Suite offers patterns and practices for those looking to engage their customers and partners through Software-as-a-Service solutions that work on any device. Whether you´re working in Health & Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Retail, Smart Cities and Buildings or Process Control, there exists a common platform from which you can create your targeted vertical solutions. Business in Real-Time Using Azure IoT and Cortana Intelligence Suite uses a reference architecture as a road map. Building on Azure´s PaaS services, you´ll see how a solution architecture unfolds that demonstrates a complete end-to-end IoT and Advanced Analytics scenario. What You´ll Learn: Automate your software product life cycle using PowerShell, Azure Resource Manager Templates, and Visual Studio Team Services Implement smart devices using Node.JS and C sharp Use Azure Streaming Analytics to ingest millions of events Provide both ´´Hot´´ and ´´Cold´´ path outputs for real-time alerts, data transformations, and aggregation analytics Implement batch processing using Azure Data Factory Create a new form of Actionable Intelligence (AI) to drive mission critical business processes Provide rich Data Visualizations across a wide variety of mobile and web devices Who This Book is For: Solution Architects, Software Developers, Data Architects, Data Scientists, and CIO/CTA Technical Leadership Professionals
In Decision Making and Problem Solving, leadership guru John Adair provides the techniques and insights you need to find solutions, spark creativity and confidently make the right decisions. Fully updated for 2019, this 4th edition now features even more practical exercises, useful templates, and top tips to provide a clear framework that can generate ideas and inspire confidence in your team - so you can spot the solution in every problem, and create ideas to rival even the best strategists. The Creating Success series of books... Unlock vital skills, power up your performance and get ahead with the bestselling Creating Success series. Written by experts for new and aspiring managers and leaders, this million-selling collection of accessible and empowering guides will get you up to speed in no time. Packed with clever thinking, smart advice and the kind of winning techniques that really get results, you´ll make fast progress, quickly reach your goals and create lasting success in your career.