Das Leben besteht aus einer Reihe Entscheidungen. Gehen wir links oder rechts? Nach vorne oder zurück? Manche Entscheidungen stellen sich dabei als gut heraus, andere dagegen nicht. Doch die wichtigste Entscheidung, die unser Wohlbefinden nachhaltig beeinflusst, ist: Treten wir dem Leben allein entgegen oder gemeinsam mit anderen? Sineks liebevoll illustriertes Buch erzählt die Geschichte dreier Kinder, die sich auf eine Reise zu einem neuen Spielplatz begeben. Die Botschaft ist denkbar simpel: Menschliche Beziehungen sind das bedeutsamste für unser Leben. Je stärker unsere Beziehungen sind, desto stärker ist auch das Vertrauensverhältnis und die Zusammenarbeit – und desto mehr Erfolg und Erfüllung erfahren wir in unserer Arbeit und unserem Privatleben. Lassen Sie sich von diesen Bestseller bezaubern und begeistern!
Eine kleine Geschichte der Inspiration
Author: Simon Sinek
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
Better Together explores how people gather in groups of all kinds to fulfill the basic human need for companionship. From the smallest units of parents, siblings and friends to global organizations that try to build on a foundation of common human experience to meet their goals, people working together are a powerful force for change. Too often, we look at someone and see all the ways we are different. People all around the world come together to build things, teach and entertain each other, and provide everything from better health care to good food to security and education. Better Together examines the many ways we are the same, no matter where we live.
Creating Community in an Uncertain World
Author: Nikki Tate
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In his acclaimed bestselling book, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, Robert Putnam described a thirty-year decline in America's social institutions. The book ended with the hope that new forms of social connection might be invented in order to revive our communities. In Better Together, Putnam and longtime civic activist Lewis Feldstein describe some of the diverse locations and most compelling ways in which civic renewal is taking place today. In response to civic crises and local problems, they say, hardworking, committed people are reweaving the social fabric all across America, often in innovative ways that may turn out to be appropriate for the twenty-first century. Better Together is a book of stories about people who are building communities to solve specific problems. The examples Putnam and Feldstein describe span the country from big cities such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Chicago to the Los Angeles suburbs, small Mississippi and Wisconsin towns, and quiet rural areas. The projects range from the strictly local to that of the men and women of UPS, who cover the nation. Bowling Alone looked at America from a broad and general perspective. Better Together takes us into Catherine Flannery's Roxbury, Massachusetts, living room, a UPS loading dock in Greensboro, North Carolina, a Philadelphia classroom, the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, naval shipyard, and a Bay Area Web site. We meet activists driven by their visions, each of whom has chosen to succeed by building community: Mexican Americans in the Rio Grande Valley who want paved roads, running water, and decent schools; Harvard University clerical workers searching for respect and improved working conditions; Waupun, Wisconsin, schoolchildren organizing to improve safety at a local railroad crossing; and merchants in Tupelo, Mississippi, joining with farmers to improve their economic status. As the stories in Better Together demonstrate, bringing people together by building on personal relationships remains one of the most effective strategies to enhance America's social health.
Restoring the American Community
Author: Robert D. Putnam,Lewis Feldstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
Thousands of Protestant churches are perplexed by plateaued or declining attendance, while other congregations nearby thrive. Is there a way for them to combine forces, drawing on both their strengths, in ways that also increase their missional impact? Church merger consultant Jim Tomberlin, with co-writer Warren Bird, makes the case that mergers today work best not with two struggling churches but with a vital, momentum-filled lead church partnering with a joining church. In this new book, they provide a complete, practical, hands-on guide for church leaders of both struggling and vibrant churches so that they can understand the issues, develop strategies, and execute a variety of forms of merger for church expansion and renewal to reinvigorate declining churches and give them a "second life."
Making Church Mergers Work
Author: Jim Tomberlin,Warren Bird
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In SEO & PPC: Better Together, Melanie Mitchell shows how to use search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC) together to achieve better results than either can deliver alone. You’ll learn how to integrate SEO and PPC in campaigns that engage more consumers and use data from both to improve the performance of each. Mitchell begins by comparing the paid and organic search marketing “pathways,” reviewing applications, overlaps, differences, strengths, weaknesses, and tradeoffs. Next, Mitchell shows how paid search data can be a gold mine when figuring out where to focus your SEO efforts, and understanding what content to optimize or build based on your actual ROI rather than relying on indirect traffic estimates from keyword research tools. She presents the latest research on synergies between SEO and PPC, shows how to handle new analytical complexities introduced by changes in Google’s search privacy policies, and offers practical, step-by-step guidance for building a KPI-linked dashboard that organizes your data and makes it more usable. From start to finish, Mitchell’s techniques and guidance are designed to help marketers become smarter about focusing their time and budgets, evaluating current returns, and optimizing the value of every campaign they create.
Author: Melanie Mitchell
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
This is the dramatic story behind the transformation of Duke University from an isolated, exclusive institution to the dynamic, civically engaged campus that exists today. Better Together examines the first decade of the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership (DDNP) and its involvement with Project HOPE, six quality community-based afterschool programs. The author uses case studies and extensive interviews with university and community leaders to describe the development of this successful partnership. The text answers many frequently asked questions about how to create partnerships and includes a range of programming activities that educators and community organizers can use to improve their work with all children, especially low income minority youth.
A Model University-Community Partnership for Urban Youth
Author: Barbara C. Jentleson
Publisher: Teachers College Press
God created us to worship and serve Him in close community with other people. In Better Together, a collection of 240 inspirational readings and twelve encouraging testimonies from First Place 4 Health members around the world, readers will find encouragement to nurture healthy, lasting relationships that bring glory to God and satisfy their deepest needs for fellowship. Each month of devotional readings is based around one theme central to enrich community—Love, Service, Patience, Fellowship, Compassion, Encouragement, Harmony, Forgiveness, Honor, Godliness, Prayerfulness and Obedience. Readers will love hearing from everyday people just like them who are wrestling with how to apply God’s Word to their lives and seeing Him at work in their relationships.
Helping, Encouraging and Supporting One Another on the Journey to a Healthier, Better Life
Author: Carole Lewis
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Being a mom is hard, but it doesn’t have to be lonely. Are you trying to do this mothering thing alone? So focused on the kids that you’re hungry for friendships of your own? Have good friendships, but you want to enjoy them more? Jill Savage, mother of five, knows those challenges well, and she’s here to help. Presenting a compelling vision of motherhood as a group effort, Better Together shows how you can: Combat isolation and enjoy a supportive mothering community Increase your social confidence and stop the comparison game Deepen your friendships as you share life with others Strengthen trust and build friendships without fear Increase your joy and thrive as a mom All these things are possible. Dive into this storehouse of creative ideas for how to make mothering easier, richer, and more fun than you ever thought it could be.
Because You're Not Meant to Mom Alone
Author: Jill Savage
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
Sheridan Gray has discovered a secret. Sharing it would get her career back on track. But it would also hurt those she loves... An unputdownable novel from bestselling author of THE MISSING WIFE and WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell and Marian Keyes. When Sheridan loses her job as a journalist at Dublin's biggest newspaper, she's determined to come back fighting. Forced to take a position in a small country town, this seems impossible... until she discovers that the closer she gets to a certain handsome man in the town, the tougher it is to expose their secrets. When it comes to love or success, will Sheridan go with her heart or her head?
Author: Sheila O'Flanagan
Publisher: Hachette UK
In each session you will learn how to fulfill God's five purposes for your life within the context of community.
Better Together : what on Earth are We Here For?
Author: Rick Warren
Publisher: Harper Collins
Community Is the Surprising Solution to Your Self-Help Needs Exercise. Eat right. Share your faith. Produce fruit for God. Oh, and try to relax. Ever feel like trying to succeed is all about you? Or that trying to "die to yourself" only makes you more self-focused? The Bible certainly has a lot to say about "me," but it has much more to say about "we." In fact, there are over 100 passages in the Bible where the two words "let us" are used. Let us not give up meeting together . . . let us encourage one another . . . let us serve one another. Could it be that the only way to fix "me" is found in "we"? In Better Together, pastor Rusty George teaches how to satisfy your deepest needs through the power of "us." Together we connect with God better. Together we heal better. Together we overcome fears, raise families, fight temptations, and bless the world around us better. Learn how to live in true community to find the fulfillment you've been looking for.
Discover the Power of Community
Author: Rusty George
Publisher: Baker Books
Wouldn't life be boring if we were all exactly the same? And although each of us is unique, we're really not so different after all. And it's our differences that truly make us Better Together. Better Together combines adorable photos of unlikely animal pairs alongside poignant quotes on topics for friends of all stripes on subjects such as love, respect, and compassion. Memorable, wise words alongside sweet photography beautifully and humorously communicate the truth about and magic of friendship—that although we may not be exactly the same, we're really not so different after all. Quotes from George Washington to Bono focus on friendship, unity, strength, and on harmony between people with diverse viewpoints, lifestyles, or beliefs and include inspiring quotes such as: "Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?" -Abraham Lincoln "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" -C. S. Lewis "'Stay' is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary." -Louisa May Alcott "I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light." -Helen Keller Better Together is full of reminders of the very best things about friendship and is the perfect way to tell someone you love: "Life is best with a friend like you."
Life Is Best with a Friend Like You
Bring students, teachers, and administrators together to facilitate higher school achievement Better Together presents a tour through one of the modern era’s most important educational innovations, and provides smart strategy for working optimally within the school network sphere. There are more than 50 high-quality scaled charter networks in the U.S.; most share a learning model, professional supports, and—increasingly—platform tools. Although these charter schools get most of the attention, there are over a dozen other networks that connect district schools and provide design principles, curriculum materials, technology tools, and professional learning opportunities to streamline school improvement and help build great new schools from scratch. This book details some of the many success stories, and includes expert analysis of learning models, strategies, and innovations that are making quality scalable and helping schools produce more positive student outcomes. Illustrative examples from the New Tech Network, Summit Public Schools, Big Picture, and other big-name networks provide both guidance and inspiration, while expert discussion clarifies essential details and processes for implementation. Teachers and administrators will find much food for thought both inside and outside of a school network system. Examine proven learning models for scaled school networks Explore the latest innovations for more effective collaborations Read success stories from school networks across the country Learn smart strategies for optimizing the educational network experience Digital platforms have transformed the way we connect with friends, family, colleagues, and businesses. That revolution has finally come to education, opening doors to collaboration, resource expansion, and school success. Better Together explores beyond disruption to show how the U.S. K-12 system is truly evolving.
How to Leverage School Networks For Smarter Personalized and Project Based Learning
Author: Tom Vander Ark,Lydia Dobyns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
7 WAYS TO WIN WITH WOMEN provides powerful and implementable solutions to fostering gender equality in your business. As a result, your business will be more successful, your customers happier with better products/services, and your employees much more fulfilled. Women. One half of our species and over half of the earth's population. We cannot live without them and technology cannot and will not thrive robustly in the long term without them. And yet, if you survey the landscape of founders who've greated the most successful tech companies of recent years--all white males. Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Cheskey, Kalanick, Evan Spiegel...captains of Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Snapchat----revolutionary founders who have created massively valuable companies impacting billions. The goal of 7 WAYS is to provide managers, employees, CEOs, and board members a guide to build sustainable robust female workforce at all levels.
8 Ways Working with Women Leads to Extraordinary Products and Profits
Author: Jonathan Sposato
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
What are the best practices of mission work? Better Together is a layperson's guide to many of the most common questions faced by churches working in mission. George puts her wealth of mission experience to work translating solid biblical missiological content into everyday language. Each chapter begins with a case study and addresses key questions and challenges encountered. The book also contains a study guide. This is a wonderful resource for mainline Protestant churches active in mission projects and will prove especially helpful for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its various mission agencies. It is also perfect for individual or group study, for training sessions for mission-committed congregants, and for the boards of mission initiators.
The Future of Presbyterian Mission
Author: Sherron Kay George
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
We Need Each Other! Better Together shows dramatic evidence of what can happen when we lay aside our logos and egos and unite for a cause that really matters. Hear the story of how leaders from 21 national youth ministries met for what they thought was a one-time meeting...how their shared burden for teenagers drove them to their knees...and how the resulting unity was the catalyst for founding the National Network of Youth Ministries. Today, there is a broad coalition that is reaching and discipling teenagers for Christ in communities across America and around the world. Better Together shares the experiences and twelve timeless principles that emerged over 30 years as essential for effectiveness in working together. Take a journey down a path where God's footprints from the past lead to His signposts for a future of greater effectiveness through cooperation. -- Paul Fleischmann
Discovering the Dynamic Results of Cooperation
Author: Paul Fleischmann
Publisher: Higherlife Development Services
Category: Business & Economics
We developed this toolkit to help those operating living labs and others wishing to carry out research and innovation activities with users to make it easier to translate from user needs to products, services and solutions. The toolkit is a full-colour book with over 100 pages including a foreword by Professor Alvaro Oliveira, President of the ENoLL Association and Chair of the Council of the European Network of Living Labs. Topics include an introduction to user-participation and living labs, as well as the steps needed to be taken to engage with people before, during and after participation exercises. The book also includes several relevant profiles, a full case study as well as a separate chapter on governance and ethical issues in participation.
Author: Eileen Beamish,Donal McDade,Maurice Mulvenna,Suzanne Martin,Dia Soilemezi
Category: Economic development