Move Your Bus

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501105036
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning educator Ron Clark applies his successful leadership principles to the business world in this effective and accessible guidebook, perfect for any manager looking to inspire and motivate his or her team. Includes a foreword by bestselling author and FranklinCovey executive Sean Covey. Teamwork is crucial to the success of any business, and as acclaimed author and speaker Ron Clark illustrates, the members of any team are the key to unlocking success. Imagine a company as a bus filled with people who either help or hinder a team’s ability to move it forward: drivers (who steer the organization), runners (who consistently go above and beyond for the good of the organization), joggers (who do their jobs without pushing themselves), walkers (who are just getting pulled along), and riders (who hinder success and drag the team down). It’s the team leader’s job to recognize how members fall into these categories, encourage them to keep the “bus” moving by working together, and know when it’s time to kick the riders off. In the tradition of Who Moved My Cheese? and Fish!, Move Your Bus is an accessible and uplifting business parable that illustrates Clark’s expert strategies to maximize the performance of each member of a team. These easy to implement techniques will inspire employees and team leaders alike to work harder and smarter and drive the organization to succeed.

Move Your Bus

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501105043
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Self-Help

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning educator Ron Clark applies his successful leadership principles to the business world in this effective and accessible guidebook, perfect for any manager looking to inspire and motivate his or her team. Includes a foreword by bestselling author and FranklinCovey executive Sean Covey. Teamwork is crucial to the success of any business, and as acclaimed author and speaker Ron Clark illustrates, the members of any team are the key to unlocking success. Imagine a company as a bus filled with people who either help or hinder a team’s ability to move it forward: drivers (who steer the organization), runners (who consistently go above and beyond for the good of the organization), joggers (who do their jobs without pushing themselves), walkers (who are just getting pulled along), and riders (who hinder success and drag the team down). It’s the team leader’s job to recognize how members fall into these categories, encourage them to keep the “bus” moving by working together, and know when it’s time to kick the riders off. In the tradition of Who Moved My Cheese? and Fish!, Move Your Bus is an accessible and uplifting business parable that illustrates Clark’s expert strategies to maximize the performance of each member of a team. These easy to implement techniques will inspire employees and team leaders alike to work harder and smarter and drive the organization to succeed.

The End of Molasses Classes

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451639742
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Education

The author describes the successes at his innovative academy in Atlanta, Georgia, and shares many of the strategies they use to create a lively and energetic learning environment.

Excellent 11

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781401381493
Release Date: 2004-08-01
Genre: Education

When The Essential 55 was published, Ron Clark became a tireless promoter, traveling the country to speak to large groups of teachers and fans. And when his Oprah appearance shot the book onto the New York Times bestseller list, he kept the heat on. We can expect the same tenacious commitment to promoting his follow-up book, The Excellent 11. The Excellent 11 contains eleven sections, with each one focusing on a theme directly related to teaching and raising children. Ron Clark draws from his own experience to give advice, telling personal stories that demonstrate the significance of each theme within the learning environment--an environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the larger world. Using themes ranging from Adventure, Ingenuity, and Humor to Dedication, Creativity, and Love, Clark provides a road map for both parents and teachers who want to enrich their children's learning experiences.

The Essential 55

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781401398583
Release Date: 2003-09-01
Genre: Education

The runaway bestseller that's a must-have for every parent and teacher. How many authors would travel coast to coast on a bus to get their book into as many hands as possible? Not many. But that's just what Ron Clark, author of The Essential 55, did to keep his book and message in the public eye. And it worked. After his Oprah appearance, sales skyrocketed: we've sold more than 850,000 copies in six months! The book sat tenaciously on the New York Times bestseller list for 11 weeks. Ron Clark was featured on the Today show, and in the Chicago Tribune, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Daily News--not to mention the calls we've received from teachers and parents who want to get their hands on Ron's guidelines for teaching children. The Essential 55 will be the perfect book for parents and teachers to slip into their own backpacks, to read on the train or at lunch, and to highlight the sections that resonate for them. And with an author who is truly a partner in getting his message to the masses, we just can't lose.

The God of Second Chances

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781621894476
Release Date: 2012-09-13
Genre: Religion

When the people of Judah were taken captive by the Babylonians, their world was drastically changed. While in exile they experienced shame, guilt, fear, and displacement. However, their God had been traumatized by their behavior and also grieved with them. Yet, Yahweh gave them a second chance by forgiving them and bringing them home. God offered them hope, mercy, and love. The prophets were God's chosen messengers, not only to provide a new vision of what could be, but to suffer with the people. These servants were caught in the middle between a passionate God and traumatized people. As the people returned to Jerusalem to rebuild their city and their lives, the prophets were with them to remind them that God had not abandoned them. The author suggests that the prophets live on today through the church as those who engage their community, fight for people's hearts, and remind others that God gives second chances. Clark shares stories from his personal ministry to the marginalized in Portland, Oregon, who seek relief from shame, suffering, and hopelessness. In this hope our community receives new vision through a loving God and persistent prophets.

Crash Course

Author: Kim Bearden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451687736
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Genre: Self-Help

The inspiring true story of how a group of inner city school kids taught their teacher how to overcome personal adversity and achieve success and happiness: “Kim Bearden’s message is one that should be heard by all” (Ron Clark). Crash Course chronicles the life lessons that Kim Bearden has learned during an award-winning career in education. From her challenges as a first-year teacher to her triumphs as the cofounder of the highly acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, Kim shares how children can teach each of us the importance of building relationships, abandoning fear, discovering resilience, embracing one’s unique gifts, and living with passion. Full of honesty, humor, heartbreak, and humanity, Kim’s experiences show how children can help any one of us find joy and meaning in both our personal and professional lives. Crash Course is “humorous and sensitive” (Kirkus Reviews), an important resource for every home library.

The M3C Model of Cooperative Contextual Change

Author: Biscaccianti
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781617771910
Release Date: 2011-05
Genre: Science

Alessandro Biscaccianti, Mark Esposito, and Lloyd C. Williams have come together to write a modern new textbook on the theory of contextual change, presenting original ideas tested and ready to implement in their highly informative book, The M3C Model of Cooperative Contextual Change. The authors posit that to increase effectiveness of change, it's necessary to introduce dynamic stability into a system. The whole organization and each individual should have a sense of security, and M3C can become the vehicle for this change. One especially new element is the contextual drivership method, which integrates leadership and management into organizational practices and processes that assure opportunity and capacity for success among employees. So if you're ready to increase action coordination, proactively anticipate possible issues, enhance information sharing, and become willing to look for solutions instead of focusing on problems, pick up The M3C Model of Cooperative Contextual Change for some brand-new insight.

212 The Extra Degree

Author: Sam Parker
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781608106691
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Business & Economics

212o The Extra Degree is a must-have in every personal and business library. A Simple Truths #1 bestseller, the concept is simple: At 211o, water is hot. At 212o, it boils. And with boiling water comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. The one extra degree makes the difference. This analogy reflects the ultimate definition of excellence. The one extra degree of effort, in business and life, can separate the good from the great. The 212o concept is vividly illustrated for every aspect of your life through powerful stories that will inspire and motivate yourself or your team to the next level of success. We hope that you will join the people, businesses, and schools that have taken action and adopted the 212o concept and used the ONE extra degree to attain their goals.

The Prophet s Secret

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN: 1683193288
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Genre: Fiction

Josh saw the door slowly open and a shadow-like gun barrel appeared on the door sill. His mind screamed, Gun!, and all the Special Ops training he tried so long to forget was back in every nerve cell of his body. He was only a few feet from the door, and his instincts sent him flying in that direction as he grabbed a large book from a nearby stack. As his shoulder crashed into the door, he brought the book down on the wrist trapped between door and jamb just as the gun went off. Josh Winslow, a former Marine Corp sniper and currently a police detective, finds himself pulled into the cauldron of religious hatred and the politics of "One World Government" because of a secret letter written by the Prophet Jeremiah. His best friend and Bible teacher, Dr. Caleb O'Connor, is determined to follow the clues in the letter to find The Prophet's Secret, the treasured implements of the ancient Jewish Temple. The Secretary General of the United Nations is seeking Dr. O'Connor's total destruction along with the Temple artifacts. His most effective tool is a Jihadist, currently posing as Dr. O'Connor's student assistant who has dreams of a world ruled by Sharia Law. Finding these implements may well open the floodgates for Jews from around the world to return to their homeland, Israel.

Lost at School

Author: Ross W. Greene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501101496
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Education

The author of The Explosive Child counsels parents and educators on how to best safeguard the interests of children with behavioral, emotional, and social challenges, in a guide that identifies the misunderstandings and practices that are contributing to a growing number of challenged student failures. 60,000 first printing.

Where We Want to Live

Author: Ryan Gravel
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466890534
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Architecture

**Winner, Phillip D. Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment** **A Planetizen Top Planning Book for 2017** After decades of sprawl, many American city and suburban residents struggle with issues related to traffic (and its accompanying challenges for our health and productivity), divided neighborhoods, and a non-walkable life. Urban designer Ryan Gravel makes a case for how we can change this. Cities have the capacity to create a healthier, more satisfying way of life by remodeling and augmenting their infrastructure in ways that connect neighborhoods and communities. Gravel came up with a way to do just that in his hometown with the Atlanta Beltline project. It connects 40 diverse Atlanta neighborhoods to city schools, shopping districts, and public parks, and has already seen a huge payoff in real estate development and local business revenue. Similar projects are in the works around the country, from the Los Angeles River Revitalization and the Buffalo Bayou in Houston to the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis and the Underline in Miami. In Where We Want to Live, Gravel presents an exciting blueprint for revitalizing cities to make them places where we truly want to live.

Effective Immediately

Author: Emily Bennington
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1580084214
Release Date: 2010-04-13
Genre: Business & Economics

When you’re new to the workforce, ambition and talent aren’t enough—getting on the fast track to success requires much more. If you’re a recent college graduate or new hire, Effective Immediately shows you how to excel at your first job and jump-start your career. As an up-and-coming professional, you’ll learn how to transform yourself from entry-level employee into skilled, invaluable all-star during your first year on the job. Accomplished young professional Emily Bennington and her mentor, seasoned manager Skip Lineberg, empower you to: • Establish yourself as a top performer from day one • Use every task—even grunt work—as an opportunity to shine • Earn the respect of your boss, colleagues, and clients • Cope with conflict, mistakes, and toxic coworkers • Land key assignments and gain greater responsibility • Manage projects and lead teams like a pro Packed with practical advice, useful resources, and wisdom from former newbies, this savvy hand-book gives you the tools, knowledge, and confidence you need to reach your highest potential. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Essential 55 Workbook

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 1401307701
Release Date: 2004-07-21
Genre: Education

A companion to the New York Times best seller, The Essential 55, shares a wealth of adaptable self-tests, exercises, and questionnaires based on the theories from the original book. Original. 250,000 first printing.