Created for Commitment

Author: A. Wetherell Johnson

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780842304436

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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This fascinating acount portrays God's power in the lfe and ministry of A. Wetherell Johnson, from her overseas mission work to the founding and remarkable growth of Bible Study Fellowship.

Coaching for Commitment

Author: Cindy Coe,Amy Zehnder,Dennis C. Kinlaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118717074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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This new, third edition of the best-selling Coaching for Commitment is based on the groundbreaking coaching work of the late Dennis C. Kinlaw. In this thoroughly revised and updated edition the authors, Cindy Coe and Amy Zehnder clearly show that coaching is a proven strategy for improving performance in today’s environment of intense competitiveness for total customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and the drive to deliver superior products and services. This book includes the most current coaching strategies and methodologies and provides information on the latest definitions of what coaching is and ways to succeed at coaching. The authors take Kinlaw’s concept of tying coaching and commitment one step further and make commitment to action part of a new coaching model. Coaching for Commitment offers a practical, how-to guide to coaching for anyone (no matter what their skill level) who wants to hone their coaching skills for a range of circumstances and using a variety of methods--face-to-face, with a virtual team, on the fly, by phone, or e-mail. Coaching for Commitment is filled with easy to use tools, illustrative examples, and sample coaching conversations that clearly show how to use the coaching process, understand the underlying model, and develop the needed skills.

Coaching For Commitment Workshop

Author: Cindy Coe,Dennis C. Kinlaw,Amy Zehnder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787982482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Coaching for Commitment Workshop: Participant Workbook, Third Edition IN TODAY'S FAST-PACED, EMPLOYEE-CENTERED ORGANIZATIONS, the opportunities for leadership no longer rest with managers and supervisors alone—everyone needs to be a coach! First and foremost, Coaching for Commitment is about taking care of people; by taking care of people, you take care of the bottom line. The return on investment for coaching is multiple times the initial investment, and the payoffs are tangible: sustained superior performance and commitment to self, organization, and goals. The more coaching happens, the more high performing individuals and teams become. Just imagine an entire organization in which the majority of teams are high performing. . . . Now there's a value proposition for coaching! The Participant Workbook is your guide to the two-day Coaching for Commitment Workshop. In this third edition of the Coaching for Commitment Workshop, all the bases have been covered. Authors Cindy Coe and Amy Zehnder have strengthened and streamlined this new and improved two-day workshop to make it even more participant-centered and dynamic. It now provides an interactive and engaging learning experience that is the most effective way to make the shift to the coach role. In this workshop, participants will: Become involved by understanding the various roles they play when interacting with others. Discover ways to be more effective in the coach role and how to gain commitment from the person being coached (PBC). Commit to creating a Coaching for Commitment Culture. The Participant Workbook will serve as your learning tool, activity guide, and post-workshop reference guide.

Evolution and the Capacity for Commitment

Author: Randolph Nesse

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610444256

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Commitment is at the core of social life. The social fabric is woven from promises and threats that are not always immediately advantageous to the parties involved. Many commitments, such as signing a contract, are fairly straightforward deals, in which both parties agree to give up certain options. Other commitments, such as the promise of life-long love or a threat of murder, are based on more intangible factors such as human emotions. In Evolution and the Capacity for Commitment, distinguished researchers from the fields of economics, psychology, ethology, anthropology, philosophy, medicine, and law offer a rich variety of perspectives on the nature of commitment and question whether the capacity for making, assessing, and keeping commitments has been shaped by natural selection. Game theorists have shown that players who use commitment strategies—by learning to convey subjective offers and to gauge commitments others are willing to make—achieve greater success than those who rationally calculate every move for immediate reward. Evolution and the Capacity for Commitment includes contributions from some of the pioneering students of commitment. Their elegant analyses highlight the critical role of reputation-building, and show the importance of investigating how people can believe that others would carry out promises or threats that go against their own self-interest. Other contributors provide real-world examples of commitment across cultures and suggest the evolutionary origins of the capacity for commitment. Perhaps nowhere is the importance of commitment and reputation more evident than in the institutions of law, medicine, and religion. Essays by professionals in each field explore why many practitioners remain largely ethical in spite of manifest opportunities for client exploitation. Finally, Evolution and the Capacity for Commitment turns to leading animal behavior experts to explore whether non-humans also use commitment strategies, most notably through the transmission of threats or signs of non-aggression. Such examples illustrate how such tendencies in humans may have evolved. Viewed as an adaptive evolutionary strategy, commitment offers enormous potential for explaining complex and irrational emotional behaviors within a biological framework. Evolution and the Capacity for Commitment presents compelling evidence for this view, and offers a potential bridge across the current rift between biology and the social sciences. A Volume in the Russell Sage Foundation Series on Trust

Teaching for Commitment

Author: Elmer John Thiessen

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773509984

Category: Education

Page: 332

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Elmer Thiessen provides a comprehensive critical survey of the debate concerning indoctrination, especially in the context of confessional religious education. His central aim is to establish that indoctrination as a result of religious instruction is neither inevitable nor as probable as is often assumed by advocates of liberal education. Thiessen recognizes that indoctrination can occur in Christian homes and schools. He believes, however, that before the charge of indoctrination can be correctly evaluated, we need to develop a more coherent concept of the term. He provides a critical examination of the four criteria traditionally associated with indoctrination - content, method, intention, and consequences - and of the institutional context of indoctrination.

Case for Commitment to Teacher Growth, The

Author: Richard J. Stiggins,Daniel L. Duke

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 143842129X

Category: Education

Page: 164

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Most evaluations of teacher performance are brief, superficial, pro forma affairs involving a few moments of classroom observation every year or two followed by the completion of required evaluation forms. Not surprisingly, much of what has been written about teacher evaluation over the past decade reflects the dissatisfaction of teachers, the frustration of administrators, and the confusion of all parties as to the proper purposes for and methods of teacher evaluation. In this long-awaited book, Richard J. Stiggins and Daniel L. Duke approach teacher evaluation from a positive perspective. They present the results of three unique studies from over a three-year period, designed to uncover the inherent problems in current evaluation practices and find potential solutions to those problems.Relying on ethnographic case study methodology, Study One focuses on the procedures and concerns in the teacher evaluation systems of four school districts, uncovering barriers to teacher growth. Study Two also relies on case study methodology to highlight the keys to success for a few teachers who experienced significant professional growth as a result of a good-quality evaluation event. Study Three uses an instrument—the Teacher Evaluation Profile—to explore and analyze the evaluation experiences of over 400 teachers. The result is a book that gives a clear insight into the important attributes of positive growth-producing evaluation events. Implications of these studies for future teacher evaluation programs in terms of research, policy, and practice are also included in this valuable resource book. The topic is very timely. The significance if this work is that the effort begins linking staff development participation to teacher evaluation.

Woman of Influence

Author: Pam Farrel

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083082362X

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Do you dream of making a difference for God but wonder how to begin? Pam Farrel shares what she has learned about disciple making, discovering a personal ministry and staying focused on your goals. And she shows how you can be a faithful servant of God in all of those relationships and circumstances.

God's Story

Author: Anne Graham Lotz

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418555010

Category: Religion

Page: 434

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God has told us His story. Do we know it? Anne Graham Lotz leads you through the first eleven chapters of Genesis, unlocking hidden messages in the familiar stories of Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the ark, the Tower of Babel, and others. She thoughtfully illuminates each moment of Creation with inspiring insights and probing reflections to better reveal God, the Creator of us all. In God's Story you will thrill to the beauty, majesty, and tenderness of God's personal involvement in creating the world, and you will come to recognize the Creator's infinite power at work in your life as well.