Largely due to overwork and the stresses of modern life, men in work and ministry are increasingly run down, anxious, and depressed. But is this level of physical and spiritual weariness inevitable? Just as a car needs to be regularly refueled, retuned, and repaired in order to keep running, a balanced life can be sustained only when a man takes proper steps to stay on track. In this hopeful book, experienced pastor and counselor David Murray shares stories from his own life and the lives of friends, offering Gospel-centered advice for avoiding, assessing, and recovering from burnout. With chapters on rest, relationships, routines, and more, this book lays out a host of practical remedies men can use to reset their lives on a more sustainable course - resulting in renewed energy, joy, and purpose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Murray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002103/bk_hove_002103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have better ideas, faster, without the stress and burnout. It isn´t enough to just do your job anymore. In order to thrive in today´s marketplace, all of us-even the accountants-have to be ready to generate brilliant ideas on demand. Business creativity expert Todd Henry explains how to establish effective practices that unleash your creative potential. Born out of his consultancy and his popular podcast, Henry has created a practical method for discovering your personal creative rhythm. He focuses on five key elements: •Focus: Begin with your end goal in mind. •Relationships: Build stimulating relationships and ideas will follow. •Energy: Manage it as your most valuable resource. • Stimuli: Structure the right ´´inputs´´ to maximize creative output. •Hours: Focus on effectiveness, not efficiency. This is a guide for staying inspired and experiencing greater creative productivity than you ever imagined possible.
A vicious serial killer is haunting the bayous of Louisiana, and the only person who can catch him is F.B.I. Agent Kate Palmer. But after years spent thinking like serial killers in order to catch them, Kate is finally facing burnout. To make matters worse, she´s just about to rekindle a relationship with the only man she ever loved when the Bayou Butcher strikes again, this time terrifyingly close to home. For Kate, that makes it personal. And it might also be just the thing it takes to break her completely. Note: Dead Ringers was originally published under the title Under the Knife. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Quintin W Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030344/bk_acx0_030344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book offers new teachers a proactive approach to the entire spectrum of the profession, from making the decision to become a teacher, through applying, interviewing, setting up a classroom, accessing curriculum, creating lesson plans and a gradebook, presenting material effectively, creating a positive learning environment based on empathy and respect, connecting with students, colleagues, administrators, and parents, preventing cheating and bullying, maintaining order, and using educational technology, all the way to avoiding late-career burnout.
Meet Reginald ´´Habst´´ Habstermeister: burnout, urban explorer, and loveable loser. Leeching off his oversexed and underage girlfriend, and living the life of luxury in her wealthy mother´s mansion, he doesn´t have a care in the world. But when Habst unwittingly becomes the prime suspect in the sabotage of Walt Disney World´s most hated attractions, he has no choice but to enter a seedy web of Darknet intrigue in order to clear his name. One part comedy, one part mystery, and one part sci-fi futurism, Habst and the Disney Saboteurs is Kinsey´s most ambitious and exciting book yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leonard Kinsey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018542/bk_acx0_018542_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every leader functions on two stages - the front stage or public world, and the back stage or private world. One cannot lead successfully front stage when one is completely depleted back stage. In a time when pastors are leaving the ministry in record numbers due to cynicism, disillusionment, weariness, and personal scandals, there is an urgent need for soul care in the private lives of leaders. Replenish helps leaders focus on the back stage, the interior life, in order to remain spiritually healthy. In a caring, encouraging tone, it will show pastors how to prioritize matters of the soul, develop healthy spiritual practices, address problems that lead to burnout, create a healthy rhythm in their lives, improve their people skills and the spiritual climate of their team, develop better systems in their churches, and discover how to lead an unhurried life. For the many ministry leaders who feel alone, in over their heads, or simply worn out, this book will offer welcome relief and a healthy way forward. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/003462/bk_hove_003462_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are your employees meeting their goals? Is their work improving over time? Understanding where your employees are succeeding-and falling short-is a pivotal part of ensuring you have the right talent to meet organizational objectives. In order to work with your people and effectively monitor their progress, you need a system in place. The HBR Guide to Performance Management provides a new multi-step, cyclical process to help you keep track of your employees´ work, identify where they need to improve, and ensure they´re growing with the organization. You´ll learn to: Set clear employee goals that align with company objectivesMonitor progress and check in regularlyClose performance gapsUnderstand when to use performance analyticsCreate opportunities for growth, tailored to the individualOvercome and avoid burnout on your team Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.
Kirche ist mittendrin - in abgelegenen, ländlichen Räumen. Diese Räume stellen für Gesellschaft und Kirchen eine große Herausforderung dar. Einsparmaßnahmen erzwingen Rückbau und die Fläche wird zum Problem. Die vorliegende Studie geht der Frage nach, wie es den Gemeindepfarrerinnen und -pfarrern in dieser Umgebung geht und welche Unterschiede es in der Arbeitsbelastung im Vergleich mit den Kolleginnen und Kollegen aus der Stadt gibt. Kommentatoren aus relevanten Fachgebieten und Kirchenleitungen ziehen erste Schlüsse für die Kirche heute. Auf diese Weise will dieses Buch zur Diskussion anregen und Ansatzpunkte liefern, um ein gutes, fröhliches und wohlbehaltenes Arbeiten im Pfarramt zu fördern. Mit Beiträgen von Gabriele Ahnert-Sundermann, Peter Böhlemann, Philipp Elhaus, Leslie Francis, Martin Grabe, Michael Lehmann, Gunther Schendel, Jürgen Schilling und Thomas Schlegel. [Are remote rural areas causing frustration? Well-being and stress among ministers in German] This book documents the research in peripheral rural areas. Peripheral or remote rural areas in Germany are concerned with certain issues, e.g. demographic change, weaknesses in the local economy and infrastructure. The church is affected by those negative trends and by a decline of the number of members, which causes a need for organisational adjustments. The question is, whether German ministers suffer extraordinary stress from this situation. The research helps to shed light on well-being as well as burnout-related stress among German pastors in remote rural areas. This book put forward some research-based suggestions, which can help to make working as minister healthier. Experts from inside and outside German churches comment on the research in order to find ways in which the results of the study can influence the church and ministry for the better.