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What Matters Most - Bible Study Book

What Matters Most - Bible Study Book

A Study of Philippians

  • Author: Karen Ehman
  • Publisher: Lifeway Church Resources
  • ISBN: 9781415866924
  • Category:
  • Page: 176
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A 7-session study of Philippians that will challenge you to find contentment and joy in what matters most--Christ.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most

Living a More Considered Life

  • Author: James Hollis
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781592404209
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 270
  • View: 8066
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Outlines an approach to achieving happiness that counsels on ways to overcome fear-based hurdles, explains how to evaluate one's internal beliefs, and reveals the importance of pursuing growth rather than security.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most

How a Small Group of Pioneers Is Teaching Social Responsibility to Big Business, and Why Big Busines

  • Author: Jeffrey Hollender
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 9780786737345
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 392
  • View: 525
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For more than sixteen years, Jeffrey Hollender has presided over Seventh Generation, a world leader in manufacturing environmentally friendly, nontoxic household products. What Matters Most illuminates the successful practices of Seventh Generation-and many other pioneering companies around the world-to demonstrate the pragmatic aspects of a corporate strategy that hardwires social and environmental concerns into the company's culture, operating systems, and business relationships. It shows business leaders how to assess their own company's performance, adopt a socially responsible approach to doing business, and embark on a path of long-term growth. "Jeffrey Hollender...has shown that doing the right thing does pay off both in terms of building a brand that generates great customer loyalty and a business that has consistently generated superior growth." -Ben Cohen, Founder, Ben & Jerry's "What Matters Most stands out for its moderate and thoughtful analysis of a controversial issue.... Hollender is a voice of reason in today's important debate on corporate responsibility." -Soundview Speed Reviews

What Matters Most

What Matters Most

Empowering Young Catholics for Life's Big Decisions

  • Author: Leonard J. DeLorenzo
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • ISBN: 1594718083
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
  • View: 3417
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What if we taught young people that they can measure success by how they follow Christ rather than by how much money they make or where they go to college? In What Matters Most, University of Notre Dame theology professor Leonard J. DeLorenzo urges youth ministers, teachers, and parents to help young people redefine success in light of their call to discipleship—completely saying yes to God. In Luke's account of the Annunciation, Mary offers a true model of discipleship for young people to follow. Her example will empower them to make choices about how to live their lives as a courageous yes to God in everything they choose—just as she did. DeLorenzo, who served as the long-time director of Notre Dame Vision—a program designed to help young Catholics find their true calling as disciples of Jesus—shows how Mary exhibited four habits that will guide young people to make important life decisions: Listen carefully and practice patience. Remember who we are and what we value most. Respond with compassion to choices we face. Embrace sacrifice for the sake of love. DeLorenzo includes personal stories from his experience as a father and working with youth and young adults with spiritual wisdom to equip teachers, mentors, pastoral ministers, and parents to reexamine the way they encourage and help form young Catholics approaching significant life choices such as college and jobs. He presents ways to remedy spiritual deficits in these young people created by cultural realities such as the fast pace of tech-driven lives and the looming pressure to succeed with worldly accomplishments.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most

The Power of Living Your Values

  • Author: Hyrum W. Smith
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9780684872575
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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The author explores existential angst, dissatisfaction, and spiritual emptiness in this far-sighted guide to adjusting life's priorities and values.

Be the Best at What Matters Most

Be the Best at What Matters Most

The Only Strategy You will Ever Need

  • Author: Joe Calloway
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118611187
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
  • View: 8346
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Winners in business aren't the ones who do the most things; the winners are the ones who do the most important things Be the Best at What Matters Most is about the one essential strategy for business leaders, entrepreneurs, owners, managers and those who want to be one. Simplify, focus, and win by outperforming all your competition on those things that create real value for the customer. This is about substance, not flash, and the ultimate "wow" factors of high quality performance, consistency and relentless improvement. Thought provoking questions, activities, and action steps are built into every section of the book Author Joe Calloway, an International Speakers Hall of Fame inductee, has been a popular business speaker for thirty years and worked with hundreds of companies to help them create and sustain success Be the Best at What Matters Most will help you and your team focus on taking the actions that maximize results, growth, and profit.

Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

How to Discuss what Matters Most

  • Author: Douglas Stone,Sheila Heen,Bruce Patton
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0143118447
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 315
  • View: 1884
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The authors cover difficult situations in both personal and professional life.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most

Ten Lessons in Living Passionately from the Song of Solomon

  • Author: Renita J. Weems
  • Publisher: Walk Worthy Press
  • ISBN: 0446534013
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
  • View: 5521
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Using the work of Scripture as inspiration, Weems offers 10 lessons that teach women how to discover what their passions are, and how to create direction and meaning in their lives. Helps readers to understand that passion is not something awakened by other people, but an inner source of energy that flows out of every aspect of one's being. In doing so, Weems empowers women to fight against stereotypes and ignore the conventional way of doing things in order to find their own happiness and joy.

Measuring What Matters Most

Measuring What Matters Most

Choice-Based Assessments for the Digital Age

  • Author: Daniel L. Schwartz,Dylan Arena
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262518376
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 181
  • View: 3248
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An argument that choice-based, process-oriented educational assessments are more effective than static assessments of fact retrieval. If a fundamental goal of education is to prepare students to act independently in the world--in other words, to make good choices--an ideal educational assessment would measure how well we are preparing students to do so. Current assessments, however, focus almost exclusively on how much knowledge students have accrued and can retrieve. In Measuring What Matters Most, Daniel Schwartz and Dylan Arena argue that choice should be the interpretive framework within which learning assessments are organized. Digital technologies, they suggest, make this possible; interactive assessments can evaluate students in a context of choosing whether, what, how, and when to learn. Schwartz and Arena view choice not as an instructional ingredient to improve learning but as the outcome of learning. Because assessments shape public perception about what is useful and valued in education, choice-based assessments would provide a powerful lever in this reorientation in how people think about learning. Schwartz and Arena consider both theoretical and practical matters. They provide an anchoring example of a computerized, choice-based assessment, argue that knowledge-based assessments are a mismatch for our educational aims, offer concrete examples of choice-based assessments that reveal what knowledge-based assessments cannot, and analyze the practice of designing assessments. Because high variability leads to innovation, they suggest democratizing assessment design to generate as many instances as possible. Finally, they consider the most difficult aspect of assessment: fairness. Choice-based assessments, they argue, shed helpful light on fairness considerations.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most

Four Absolute Necessities in Following Christ

  • Author: Tony Evans
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780802480361
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 368
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Do you want to be challenged to deepen your understanding of the characteristics and requirements of Almighty God? The Understanding God Series contains the bulk of Pastor Tony Evans' compelling and hard-hitting resources on the essentials about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, Spiritual Warfare, and prophecy. Now available in paperback, readers will not want to be without a single book in the series by this popular and powerful speaker and author.What are the central precepts a person should know to fully follow Christ? As only he can, Tony Evans very clearly presents what he terms 'four absolute necessities' to following the Lord. Readers will be led into a more intense, passionate walk with Christ as they come to understand what's required.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most

  • Author: Luanne Rice
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0553589709
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 459
  • View: 3978
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After a life-changing journey to Ireland with Tom Kelly, Bernadette Sullivan finds refuge within the cloistered walls of a convent, but years later their past returns to haunt them, and they journey across the sea to find the son they had given up for adoption.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most

How We Got the Point But Missed the Person

  • Author: Leonard Sweet
  • Publisher: Waterbrook Press
  • ISBN: 0307730573
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 244
  • View: 5425
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Advocates a relationship with Jesus Christ based on personal engagement which can have life changing consequences.

Measure What Matters

Measure What Matters

How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

  • Author: John Doerr
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 052553623X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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#1 New York Times Bestseller Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth—and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. For Google to change the world (or even to survive), Page and Brin had to learn how to make tough choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They'd have to know when to pull the plug on losing propositions, to fail fast. And they needed timely, relevant data to track their progress—to measure what mattered. Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He had first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove ("the greatest manager of his or any era") drove the best-run company Doerr had ever seen. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove's brainchild with more than fifty companies. Wherever the process was faithfully practiced, it worked. In this goal-setting system, objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Everyone's goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization. The benefits are profound. OKRs surface an organization's most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination. They keep employees on track. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention. In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.

365 Devotions to Embrace What Matters Most

365 Devotions to Embrace What Matters Most

  • Author: John Michalak
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310353181
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 400
  • View: 2720
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Life is a precious gift, yet daily demands can cloud your vision, making it look like a never-ending cycle of obligations and appointments. Through this insightful devotional, reclaim your passions, your relationships, and your joy through the daily reminders of what really matters. It’s never too late to live the wide-awake, passionate life you once envisioned. Embrace what really matters most, and start living a life rich with purpose, delight, and eternal meaning.

Change Leader

Change Leader

Learning to Do What Matters Most

  • Author: Michael Fullan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118106570
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
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We live in a challenging, complex, inter-connected and unpredictable world beset by a range of seemingly insoluble problems. But, says Michael Fullan—an internationally acclaimed authority on organizational change—we have an increasing understanding of how to tackle complex change. This involves developing a new kind of leader: one who recognizes what is needed to bring about deep and lasting changes in living systems at all levels. These leaders need a deep understanding of what motivates us as human beings and how we tap into and influence other people's self-motivation. In his previous best-selling books The Six Secrets of Change, Leading in a Culture of Change, and Turnaround Leadership, Michael Fullan examined the concepts and processes of change. In Change Leader he turns his focus to the core practices of leadership that are so vital for leading in today's complex world. He reveals seven core practices for today's leaders, all of which appear to be deceptively simple but actually get to the essence of what differentiates a powerful leader from one who is merely competent: Practice Drives Theory Be Resolute Motivate the Masses Collaborate to Compete Learn Confidently Know Your Impact Sustain Simplexity Throughout the book Fullan argues that powerful leaders have built bedrocks of credibility, have learned how to identify the few things that matter most, and know how to leverage their skills in ways that benefit their entire organization. The author shows leaders how to avoid policies and strategies that focus on shallow and short-term goals and develop leadership skills for long-term success. With a wealth of illustrative examples from business, education, nonprofit, and government sectors Change Leader provides a much-needed leadership guide for today's turbulent climate.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most

  • Author: Alyssa Williams
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781979229517
  • Category:
  • Page: 40
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This book is written to explain cancer to children and help make them more aware and sensitive to the effects it could have on someone they know should they receive a diagnosis of cancer.

The Undergraduate Experience

The Undergraduate Experience

Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most

  • Author: Peter Felten,John N. Gardner,Charles C. Schroeder,Leo M. Lambert,Betsy O. Barefoot,Freeman A. Hrabowski
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111905074X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 272
  • View: 1259
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A clear, practical framework for getting higher education back on track The Undergraduate Experience is a guide for significantly improving student learning and institutional performance in the rapidly changing world of higher education. Written by recognized experts in undergraduate education, this book encourages college and university leaders to rethink current practices that fragment the student experience, and to focus on creating powerful, integrated undergraduate learning for all students. Drawing from their own deep experience and the latest research, the authors reveal key principles that enable institutional change and enhance student outcomes in any higher education setting. Coverage includes high-impact practices for engagement, the importance of strategic leadership, the necessity of setting and maintaining high expectations, and insight on fostering excellence through systematic planning. Through its core themes and action principles, this book can be a valuable resource for faculty, staff, administrators, and governing boards at all types of postsecondary institutions. The book provides a practical framework for achieving excellence in undergraduate education by focusing on: Learning Relationships Expectations Alignment Improvement Leadership The value of an undergraduate education is under greater scrutiny than ever before, and campus leaders must be able to convey the value of their institutions to students, boards, donors, and legislators. Is a college or university degree worth the increasing cost? Are today's students academically adrift? What's the difference between a degree and an education? Responding to these questions requires focused action by individuals and institutions. The Undergraduate Experience offers practical guidance for creating and sustaining excellence in the face of disruption and change in higher education.

Teaching what Matters Most

Teaching what Matters Most

Standards and Strategies for Raising Student Achievement

  • Author: Richard W. Strong,Harvey F. Silver,Matthew J. Perini
  • Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum
  • ISBN: 9780871205186
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 137
  • View: 6755
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Based on ten years of research in more than three hundred schools, offers a blueprint for curriculum, instruction, and assessment that includes strategies to enable students to meet all the various standards dictated by districts, states, and regions.

Simply Better

Simply Better

Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success

  • Author: Bryan Goodwin
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • ISBN: 1416614028
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 184
  • View: 7192
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We already know what works in schools; we just need to focus on getting it right. This is the premise of Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success, which offers a practical, research-based framework for improving student achievement. According to author Bryan Goodwin, decades of research have shown time and again that focusing on the following five essential practices can vastly increase students' chances of doing well in school: * Guaranteeing that instruction is challenging, engaging, and intentional * Ensuring curricular pathways to success * Providing whole-child student supports * Creating high-performance school cultures * Developing data-driven, high-reliability district systems Whether at the district-, school-, or classroom-level, educators don't need to reinvent the wheel or pursue the latest trends to ensure that students succeed. This powerful book reveals what research clearly shows works best in schools, and provides a valuable blueprint for turning that knowledge into visible results.

Fully Alive

Fully Alive

Discovering What Matters Most

  • Author: Timothy Shriver
  • Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
  • ISBN: 1429942797
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
  • View: 8171
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On a quest for what matters most, Timothy Shriver discovers a radically different, inspiring way of life. At a time when we are all more rudderless than ever, we look for the very best teachers and mentors to guide us. In Fully Alive, an unusual and gripping memoir, Timothy Shriver shows how his teachers have been the world's most forgotten minority: people with intellectual disabilities. In these pages we meet the individuals who helped him come of age and find a deeper and more meaningful way to see the world. Shriver's journey begins close to home, where the quiet legacy of his aunt Rosemary, a Kennedy whose intellectual disability kept her far from the limelight, inspired his family to devote their careers to helping the most vulnerable. He plays alongside the children of Camp Shriver, his mother's revolutionary project, which provided a space for children with intellectual disabilities to play, and years later he gains invaluable wisdom from the incredible athletes he befriends as chairman of the organization it inspired, Special Olympics. Through these experiences and encounters with scholars, spiritual masters, and political icons such as Nelson Mandela, Shriver learns how to find humility and speak openly of vulnerability and faith. Fully Alive is both a moving personal journey and a meditation on some of the greatest wisdom and the greatest contradictions of our society. Is disability to be feared or welcomed, pitied or purged? Shriver argues that we all have different abilities and challenges we should embrace. Here we see how those who appear powerless have turned this seeming shortcoming into a power of their own, and we learn that we are all totally vulnerable and valuable at the same time.