Working Toward Success

Board and Superintendent Interactions, Relationships, and Hiring Issues

Working Toward Success

The importance of positive board/superintendent relationships cannot be understated. The need to balance competing political pressures to create the best possible learning opportunities for students is ever present. Most importantly, board/superintendent relationships should be cultivated with openness and transparency among each other and the public. This book is a resource for both board members and superintendents, and explores issues related to the board/superintendent relationship and superintendent hiring practices. The book includes contributions from experienced and new superintendents and board members on a wide range of topics that boards and superintendents must navigate together successfully in order to move districts in a positive direction for students, staff, parents, and communities. This book is unique in that the intended audience is both boards and superintendents. It is not a resource wherein “experts” tell board members how they should conduct board business, nor a resource that informs superintendents how to “manage” school boards. Instead, the book promotes and encourages a productive working relationship and partnership that moves school districts forward in a positive manner.

The 7 Principles of Faith-Based Parenting

The 7 Principles of Faith-Based Parenting

Author La Shawn Wells and his wife Toi raised three girls who stayed out of trouble, earned athletic scholarships, and are now well-adjusted young women. In The 7 Principles of Faith-Based Parenting, Wells describes the tools he and his wife used to help his daughters achieve success, including the family's unshakable faith in God. Focusing on the practical application of spiritual belief, Wells offers tips to help make faith work for you. He helps you: * Seek the truth and base your life on it * Understand who you are by knowing your family history and traditions * Be family-oriented * Be selective about your friends * Change what you need to by removing bad habits * Not fear failure while working toward success * Always be yourself, but also see yourself as others see you Based on real-life challenges that everyday people face, the principles provide insight into Wells's upbringing and shows how he pushed through some of his generational barriers to raise successful children.

Working Toward Excellence

8 Values for Achieving Uncommon Success in Work and Life

Working Toward Excellence

“Weaves together thoughts, stories, and quotes from top performers in music, business, and sports to help you achieve excellence” (Jeff Janssen, founder and president of the Janssen Sports Leadership Center). Does excellence relentlessly drive you? Does mediocrity constantly bother you? In Working Toward Excellence, Clemson University professor Paul Buyer identifies eight values for achieving excellence in work and life including hunger, effort, process, quality, consistency, leadership, time, and perseverance. Each chapter features inspiring stories, questions, and quotes from respected professionals who have achieved uncommon success in business, sports, education, and the arts such as John Maxwell, Jim Collins, Stephen Covey, John Wooden, Mike Krzyzewski, Wynton Marsalis, Isaac Stern, and many others. Also included is a Working Toward Excellence Evaluation to help you and your organization reach your true potential and further develop, improve, and measure these essential attributes of success. “Working Toward Excellence has captures my attention in a big way. It is filled with valuable and practical information. It will make a major difference in your life.” —Pat Williams, Orlando Magic, senior vice president, author of Leadership Excellence

Natural Success Principles

Everything You Need to Succeed Was Inside You Before You Were Born

Natural Success Principles

There are self help books littering the shelves of every book store in America. People are searching for a way to improve their quality of life as they digest the pages of every one of them. This book is different.This book contains no promises of great monetary success in less than twenty four hours if you read the book. There is no mystical secret contained between pages forty and sixty. Instead, there are simple truths. Truths are so often overlooked; they seem to be revelations of a new and exciting horizon. There are methods of reaching goals and what you need to do to reach yours, but the astonishing fact about those methods are that they are already in you. I had hidden the true principles inside myself. I had to witness them to rediscover them. At times, I wondered, with amazement, at the ability my mind had to ignore what was right under my nose. You wonder at the reasons that you struggle with the complexities and difficulties of life, when it should be so simple.

Errors and Misconceptions in Maths at Key Stage 2

Working Towards Success in SATS

Errors and Misconceptions in Maths at Key Stage 2

The activities in this book are designed both to help children to learn and to understand math concepts, and also to prepare them for taking SATS papers at KS2. There is plenty of research evidence to suggest that children are helped in their understanding of math problems if teachers focus on common misconceptions, and if children are given opportunities for discussion and explanation of their own understanding. Children can also feel stigmatized by being made to focus on their own errors. Mike Spooner has developed activities that present already completed work which children then assess, correct and discuss - in this way they can analyze mistakes without damage to their own self-esteem. The activities are presented in the same format as the SATS papers, to give children practice in coping with that format. The book also contains writing frames that children can use to structure their discussions of math problems.

Corporate America: Surviving Your Journey Towards Success

Corporate America: Surviving Your Journey Towards Success

Corporate America: Surviving Your Journey Towards Success is much more than just a good read, more importantly it's an invaluable tool that one can utilize and apply throughout their career. This wonderful book not only tells but also shows by numerous examples "how" to succeed. Containing everything from hands on exercises to recommended daily rituals, from locating and utilizing career counselors to providing input from various professionals, this book is all encompassing for everyone, at any level in their career. ? Monalisa D. Moody, Editor/Founder, Profound Word Magazine ~~~ Anderson takes a creative observation into corporate politics in the pursuit of succeeding the trials and tribulations. Beginning with our attitudes that are crucial to surviving the journey, Anderson outlines pertinent questions that are answered by CEO's, managers, and non-salaried employees to overcome pitfalls in corporate America. Corporate America: Surviving Your Journey Towards Success presents an exceptional investigation of the working relations with fellow colleagues in a successful and fulfilling approach. A great resource for current corporate America workers as well as college students beginning their career in Corporate America, in order to discover what to expect and how to succeed.

Towards Successful Schooling (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

Towards Successful Schooling (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

The editors have compiled this critical and comparative study of changes which took place in the New Zealand education system in the second half of the twentieth century. For other Western societies who have felt the impact of New Right policies the New Zealand case is interesting because it provides some indication of how policies of decentralization in education might be used to develop egalitarian and democratic educational policies. In recent years there have been major changes to educational systems in the Western world. Often these changes have been justified by reference to successful educational practices in other countries. However, it is not always possible simply to abstract educational practices from one context and apply them in another successfully. Moreover claims that policies in one country are more successful than those in another have to be treated cautiously: there are always problems in making valid comparisons between the educational performances of different countries. It is important, therefore, that critical and comparative studies are made of educational systems which take full account of the contexts in which they are embedded.

Become a Successful Indie Author

Work Toward Your Writing Dream

Become a Successful Indie Author

Demystifying the tangled web of self-publishing to put you on the road to success. This is a motivational guide based on my two and a half million published words (mostly with Amazon) to help you see past the hurdles that are keeping you from climbing the mountain of success. Nothing is overwhelming once it's been explained. If you are smart enough to write a book, you are smart enough to do everything else needed to make your indie author business a success. "Craig, thanks to the book, I went from kicking around vague concepts for my first series to knowing exactly how to proceed with it, and because of that I know it'll be far more successful than it would have been if I hadn't read this." "This was insightful and motivating, I'm inspired and wiser for it. Thank you, Craig." "Over the years, I've read many How To Books, Self Help Biographies, and Industry Books. Become a Successful Indie Author is one of the best. It reads like a novel, teaches specifics like a field manual, and shines light on pathways through the dark jungle of self-publishing." Clocking in at nearly 50,000 words, this guide has something for every budding author as well as those who have already published, but for whom success remains elusive. In this business there is only one hard and fast rule - you must find readers willing to pay for your stories. It starts with the first sentence. You have to write a gripping story that people want to read, wrap a cover around the book, and then do the marketing. There's no doubt that you can do it. Let me show you how.

Juicing the Orange

How to Turn Creativity Into a Powerful Business Advantage

Juicing the Orange

Drawing from 25 years of successful marketing and acclaimed, award-winning work, the authors show that bankable, creative ideas come from zeroing in on the one key business problem that must be solved and then rigorously unearthing insights that will lead to a spectacular solution.

Teachers Working Together for School Success

Teachers Working Together for School Success

Through examples, illustrations, and self-assessments, this volume provides the tools teachers need to build the productive working relationships that are the foundation of successful schools.