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Launch Your Encore

Launch Your Encore Author Hans Finzel
ISBN-10 9781441222411
Release 2015-03-10
Pages 208
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In 2011, the first of the 76 million baby boomers--nearly a quarter of the US population--began turning 65. Every day for the next fifteen years, over ten thousand of them will celebrate that birthday. And for the first time in history, this generation will enjoy many years post-career pursing meaning and purpose outside of traditional retirement. What will they do with that time? One thing is for sure: most of them want to find something meaningful. This book lays out the choices to be made to find fulfillment in the encore years of life. Launch Your Encore is a game plan for life after one's main-act career. Hans Finzel and Rick Hicks show boomers how to enter this new stage of life poised for personal satisfaction and contributions to society. They offer tested advice on finding new life potential and thriving in these later decades of life. With real-life examples of people who have made the transition from full-time work to volunteering, ministry, or even second careers, Launch Your Encore shows boomers how to make an impact later in life.



Leaders in Transition

Leaders in Transition Author Andy O. Homer
ISBN-10 9781512738261
Release 2016-05-09
Pages 120
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Much has been written on the subject of leadership. For the most part the discussion has been on the principles of leadership i.e. how to be an effective leader while in office. This book is about the leader leaving office and how his/her departure affects him/her, the incoming leader and the members of the faith community or organization. A change of leader can be a very stressful experience for a congregation, particularly if the transition from one leader to another is poorly managed. This book examines the nature of leadership transitions primarily, though not exclusively, in the church, and provides ideas and suggestions for effectively managing these transitions for the benefit of all the stakeholders.



Top Ten Ways to Be a Great Leader

Top Ten Ways to Be a Great Leader Author Hans Finzel
ISBN-10 9780781414838
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 224
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Dr. Hans Finzel knows from personal experience the key success factors in every new leader's journey. He shows readers: The two most important words in a leader's vocabulary The skills a leader needs to communicate effectively Why today's effective leaders lead with vulnerability The contrast between servant leadership and slave leadership How to lead with both passion and humility The difference between making a mark and leaving a legacy In this eminently practical book, new leaders in business, education, ministry, and the church will discover how to lead well and love what they do.



Rethinking Retirement

Rethinking Retirement Author John Piper
ISBN-10 9781433523052
Release 2009-03-27
Pages 32
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John Piper challenges fellow baby boomers to forego the American dream of retirement and live out their golden years with a far greater purpose in mind. They say it's a person's reward for all those years of labor. "Turn in your time card and trade in your IRAs. Let travel plans and golf-course leisure lead the way." But is retirement really the ideal? Or is it a series of poor options that ignore a greater purpose-and will kill a person more quickly than old age? John Piper responds: "Lord, spare me this curse!" And his resounding message is for anyone who believes there's far more to the golden years than accumulating comforts. It's for readers who long to finish better than they started, persevere for the right reasons (and without fear), experience true security, value what lies beyond their cravings, and live dangerously for the One who gave his life in his prime. With this brief book, Piper is sure to spur fellow baby boomers in their resolve to invest themselves in the sacrifices of love-and to grow old with godly zeal.



Money on Purpose

Money on Purpose Author Shayna Lear
ISBN-10 0817017054
Release 2012
Pages 186
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Are you a saver or a spender, an investor or a giver? Financial advisor and seminary graduate Shayna Lear invites you to discover the four purposes of money and the biblical foundations for those purposes. Each one has its rewards and its risks when taken to extreme, and Scripture observes it all. Take the author's quiz to discover your own financial personality, and then learn practical and faithful strategies to restore a healthy and faith-filled balance to your financial life.



Living Into Hope

Living Into Hope Author Joan Brown Campbell
ISBN-10 9781594732836
Release 2010
Pages 180
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Inspires and challenges us to live life fully not carefully or cautiously, but wholly engaged with the world and with the messiness of humanity and dares us to claim our freedom to care, to risk and to step out into the unknown and live as people of hope."



Called to the Fire

Called to the Fire Author Chet Bush
ISBN-10 9781426759925
Release 2013-01-01
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This is the true story of Dr. Charles Johnson, an African American preacher who went to Mississippi in 1961 during the summer of the Freedom Rides. Fresh out of Bible School Johnson hesitantly followed his call to pastor in Mississippi, a hotbed for race relations during the early 1960’s. Unwittingly thrust into the heart of a national tragedy, the murder of three Civil Rights activists, he overcame fear and adversity to become a leader in the Civil Rights movement. As a key African American witness to take the stand in the trial famously dubbed the “Mississippi Burning” case by the FBI, Charles Johnson played a key role for the Federal Justice Department, offering clarity to the event that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This story of love, conviction, adversity, and redemption climaxes with a shocking encounter between Charles and one of the murderers. The reader will be riveted to the details of a gracious life in pursuit of the call of God from the pulpit to the streets, and ultimately into the courtroom.



The Power of Passion in Leadership

The Power of Passion in Leadership Author Hans Finzel
ISBN-10 9780692333488
Release 2014-12-25
Pages 58
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Do you do what you love and love what you do? How many of us are stuck in day jobs that really don't suit us? Has our heart left the building? It is so easy to go through the motions in leadership and management and lead with our heads, which our hearts long to be elsewhere. In this short new passion-packed book by Dr. Hans Finzel, you will learn what it means to work in your "passion zone." Hans explains from his own journey, how to find your passion zone and what action steps to take if you are far from that place of fulfillment. Specifically you will learn about how to match up your profile and wiring to just the right assignment. People love following leaders whose hearts are fueled by passion. This book will help you uncover what passion in your work really is, and how to find it, no matter what stage you are at in your career. The advice in this book is especially powerful for anyone in a role of leadership that is experiencing boredom or burn out. Life is too short to settle for less than the best—especially if we are called to lead other people. Leading from the heart is working and leading from your passion zone. Why does leading from the heart really matter? It can be natural to think, “If I am smart enough, gifted enough and work hard enough, of course people will respond to my leadership.” The more gifted you are, and the smarter you are, the more that this can be a temptation and the easy default. The problem is, that kind of leadership does not inspire people and build deep loyalty. The opposite is often true. People follow people who they know, trust and believe. That trust is built between leader and follower within their hearts. People follow leaders who are operating in their “passion zone.” There is some sort of a magnetic loyalty that grows in followers who respond to leaders who lead with passion out front. It seems that in today’s fast paced always on digital world, less is more. So that is what the author is offering up this first in a series of mini books on big leadership topics.



Boundless

Boundless Author Bryan Bishop
ISBN-10 9781441227478
Release 2015-06-09
Pages 240
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In his many travels as a researcher for Youth With A Mission, Bryan Bishop discovered a startling phenomenon: hidden movements of Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists who are experiencing and following Jesus outside the boundaries of traditional Western Christianity. And they have plenty to teach Christians in the West who feel spiritually stagnant or disillusioned. Through colorful firsthand accounts, Bishop unveils fresh expressions of faith that can revitalize our own. Those who have left or are feeling the pull to leave the church, along with those who chafe against Christianity's European-American cultural box, will welcome this expansive view of what it looks like to follow Christ.



Live to Give

Live to Give Author Austin Gutwein
ISBN-10 9781400319930
Release 2012
Pages 199
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Inspired by the biblical story of the feeding of the 5,000, "Live to Give" delivers a message of hope that we all have something to give. Written in the down-to-earth, candid voice of the gifted young man who as a kid founded a relief ministry that has saved and improved countless lives in Africa, this work is the message that every teen needs to hear: OYou are more special than you know, and you can do big things.O



Soul Repair

Soul Repair Author Rita Nakashima Brock
ISBN-10 9780807029084
Release 2012-11-06
Pages 174
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The first book to explore the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families, and their communities Although veterans make up only 7 percent of the U.S. population, they account for an alarming 20 percent of all suicides. And though treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder has undoubtedly alleviated suffering and allowed many service members returning from combat to transition to civilian life, the suicide rate for veterans under thirty has been increasing. Research by Veterans Administration health professionals and veterans’ own experiences now suggest an ancient but unaddressed wound of war may be a factor: moral injury. This deep-seated sense of transgression includes feelings of shame, grief, meaninglessness, and remorse from having violated core moral beliefs. Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini, who both grew up in families deeply affected by war, have been working closely with vets on what moral injury looks like, how vets cope with it, and what can be done to heal the damage inflicted on soldiers’ consciences. In Soul Repair, the authors tell the stories of four veterans of wars from Vietnam to our current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan—Camillo “Mac” Bica, Herman Keizer Jr., Pamela Lightsey, and Camilo Mejía—who reveal their experiences of moral injury from war and how they have learned to live with it. Brock and Lettini also explore its effect on families and communities, and the community processes that have gradually helped soldiers with their moral injuries. Soul Repair will help veterans, their families, members of their communities, and clergy understand the impact of war on the consciences of healthy people, support the recovery of moral conscience in society, and restore veterans to civilian life. When a society sends people off to war, it must accept responsibility for returning them home to peace.



The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make Author Hans Finzel
ISBN-10 1434766608
Release 2013-03-25
Pages 224
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Although leadership is the hot topic on conference agendas and book tours, most people who find themselves in positions of leadership have little or no training for the role. They simply continue to make the same old mistakes. With additional and newly updated material, this leadership classic reveals the most common errors that leaders consistently make-regardless of training or age-and the way to stop these bad habits from undermining their positive talents and accomplishments. Whether you are leading a company, a ministry, a Girl Scout troop, or your family, The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make is a must-read for anyone who wants to lead others effectively. "If you're like me, you've grown weary of the published cookie-cutter approaches on how to lead effectively. And so has Hans Finzel. He drills to the core of the current issues on effective leadership."? -Charles R. Swindoll, author and president of Dallas Theological Seminary "This is one of the most practical books on leadership I have in my own library. If you are serious about becoming a better leader, you will want to read this book."? -John C. Maxwell, author, speaker, and founder of the INJOY Group



Change is Like a Slinky

Change is Like a Slinky Author Hans Finzel
ISBN-10 1575675021
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 336
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A practical guide to navigate change in today's organizational climate. Change or perish: this is a current motto for leaders in all types of organizations. But how does one adapt to such fast and furious change and effectively lead the organization through change intact and more effective? Hans Finzel provides a proven strategy in Change is Like a Slinky, exploring the six major phases in the cycle of change. As he says, 'Change is a lot like a Slinky... A slinky can be a lot of fun, but it is also completely unpredictable.' Instead of grudgingly wading through inevitable change, readers will find themselves equipped and fired up to tackle it head on.



The 24 Hour Turnaround

The 24 Hour Turnaround Author Jim Hartness
ISBN-10 9781585586509
Release 2002-05-01
Pages 176
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The 24-Hour Turnaround challenges people to spend one hour reading and contemplating each of the book's 24 chapters and to make a heartfelt decision to change in the area each chapter addresses. The premise is that decisions made in those 24 hours will transform the reader's career, health, relationships, and overall attitude. The authors provide specific, doable advice, biblical affirmation, and motivating examples to help readers turn their lives around. Topics include improving self-worth, setting achievable goals, controlling anxiety, winning by quitting, making the most of money, discovering excellence, and more.



Journey with J W

Journey with J W Author Daphna Flegal
ISBN-10 1501805061
Release 2015-03-17
Pages 88
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Children will ride through United Methodist history with John Wesley and the early Methodists.



Class Lives

Class Lives Author Chuck Collins
ISBN-10 9780801454523
Release 2014-11-06
Pages 224
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Class Lives is an anthology of narratives dramatizing the lived experience of class in America. It includes forty original essays from authors who represent a range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, and occupations across the United States. Born into poverty, working class, the middle class, and the owning class—and every place in between—the contributors describe their class journeys in narrative form, recounting one or two key stories that illustrate their growing awareness of class and their place, changing or stable, within the class system. The stories in Class Lives are both gripping and moving. One contributor grows up in hunger and as an adult becomes an advocate for the poor and homeless. Another acknowledges the truth that her working-class father's achievements afforded her and the rest of the family access to people with power. A gifted child from a working-class home soon understands that intelligence is a commodity but finds his background incompatible with his aspirations and so attempts to divide his life into separate worlds. Together, these essays form a powerful narrative about the experience of class and the importance of learning about classism, class cultures, and the intersections of class, race, and gender. Class Lives will be a helpful resource for students, teachers, sociologists, diversity trainers, activists, and a general audience. It will leave readers with an appreciation of the poignancy and power of class and the journeys that Americans grapple with on a daily basis.



The Top Ten Leadership Commandments

The Top Ten Leadership Commandments Author Hans Finzel
ISBN-10 9780781408288
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 256
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Based on the life and legacy of Moses, Hans presents ten scriptural principles that can revolutionize your business, your ministry, even your life. The life of Moses provides a master study on what it means to be an effective leader. Consider his pedigree: Answered the call to do something beyond his means; stood his ground before kings; led millions of people on a journey across rivers and through deserts. Moses did this all with a dogged persistence that would not give up. You will discover a dynamic, effective tool for developing leadership skills, all built on the solid foundation of God’s word.