Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're bold. They changed the world. Featuring 40 trailblazing black women in the world's history, this book educates and inspires as it relates true stories of women who broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations. Debut author Vashti Harrison tells the stories of both iconic and lesser-known female figures of black history - from nurse Mary Seacole to politician Diane Abbott, mathematician Katherine Johnson and singer Shirley Bassey. Among these biographies listeners will find heroes, role models and everyday women who did extraordinary things. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nikki Amuka-Bird, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Cathy Tyson, Jade Anouka, Nneka Okoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001622/bk_pauk_001622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Given the turbulence of the world we now live in, clear and effective leadership has never been more important. But equally, there has never been greater pressure on leaders to perform and to provide inspirational leadership for their teams and organisations. If people are to step up into challenging leadership roles and succeed in inspiring others, their first priority must be to find ways in which to discover that inspiration for themselves. The Inspired Leader will help them to do just that. Based on both commercial practice and research conducted with Henley Business School, Andy Bird shows the ways in which inspiration is actually experienced by people in leadership roles. The book also explores how a variety of leaders, in a range of business environments, have reached these states of inspiration in practice and how they maintain them over time, despite the many obstacles and challenges they go on to face. Divided into three key sections, the book addresses the following questions: How is inspiration experienced? How can inspiration be achieved? How can inspiration be sustained? The result is a compelling collection of stories and breakthrough insights, which are accompanied by a practical set of personal development tools and exercises. Together, The Inspired Leader provides unrivalled support for those in any kind of leadership role to discover their own path to a more inspired life as a leader. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liam Gerrard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030517/bk_adbl_030517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everybody wants to be a hero, but few understand the power of being a hero maker.In Hero Maker you will learn how to bring real change to your church and community by developing the practical skills to help others reach their leadership potential.Drawing on five powerful practices found in the ministry of Jesus, Hero Maker presents the key steps of apprenticeship that will build up other leaders and provides strategies for how you can activate gifts, help others take ownership, and develop a simple scorecard for measuring your kingdom-building progress. Besides rich insights from the Gospels, Hero Maker is packed with real-life ministry stories ranging from paid staff to volunteer leaders and from established churches to new church plants. A practical tool accompanies each of the five practices, with several illustrations for how to use it. Whether you lead ten people or ten thousand, Hero Maker will not only help you maximize your leadership, but in doing so you will also help shift today's church culture to a model of reproduction and multiplication. Authors Dave Ferguson (a Chicago pastor and church planter) and Warren Bird (an award-winning writer) make a compelling case that God's power and purpose are best revealed when we train and release others, who in turn do likewise.Become that rare breed of leader who brings change into our world by sacrificially investing in others who become the heroes. By becoming a hero maker, you will join a movement of influencers that are impacting hundreds, thousands and perhaps millions of people around the world.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Smeby, Gabe Wicks, John Behrens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/002970/bk_zond_002970_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every church and ministry goes through changes in leadership, and the issue is far bigger than the wave of pastors from the baby boomer generation who are moving toward retirement. When a pastor leaves a church, ministries are disrupted, and members drift away. If the church is already struggling, it can find itself suddenly in very dire straits indeed. But the outcome doesn't have to be that way. What if when a pastor moved on, the church knew exactly what to do to find a suitable replacement because a plan and a process had been in place for some time? While there is no simple, one-size-fits-all solution to the puzzle of planning for a seamless pastoral succession, Next offers church leaders and pastors a guide to asking the right questions in order to plan for the future. Vanderbloemen, founder of a leading pastoral search firm, and Bird, an award-winning writer and researcher, share insider stories of succession successes and failures in dozens of churches, including some of the nation's most influential. Through case studies, interviews, and real-time research, the authors demystify successful pastoral succession and help listeners prepare for an even brighter future for their ministries. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claton Butcher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048479/bk_acx0_048479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A rod or staff has long represented authority. The sceptre of the King of Persia is mentioned in the biblical Book of Esther. Among the early Greeks the sceptre was a long staff, such as Agamemnon wielded (Iliad, i) or was used by respected elders (Iliad, xviii. 46, Herodotus 1. 196), and came to be used by judges, military leaders, priests and others in authority. It is represented on painted vases as a long staff tipped with a metal ornament. When the sceptre is borne by Zeus or Hades, it is headed by a bird. It was this symbol of Zeus, the father of Olympus, that gave their inviolable status to the kerykes, the heralds, who were thus protected by the precursor of modern diplomatic immunity. When, in the Iliad Agamemnon sends Odysseus to the leaders of the Achaeans, he lends him his sceptre.
This paper, argues that in his poem, 'Makxothlo' [The Owls] which is one of the shortest praise poems in the Sepedi Language where this poet called Lekgothoane praises nature more than traditional leaders and tribes. He praises the importance of birds in the lives of people, focusing more on the owl's nature than on culture and tradition. Although an owl is a particular type of a bird, having its own customs and habits, its own way of hunting for food during the night, and so on, according to tradition and culture, people place it side by side with the concept of death. If an owl comes in the night and sits on top of the roof of the hut and hoots, then it is considered as an omen of death.
Antigua and Barbuda maintains diplomatic relations with the United States, Canada the United Kingdom, and the People's Republic of China, as well as with many Latin American countries and neighboring Eastern Caribbean states. It is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organization of American States, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, Petrocaribe and the Eastern Caribbean's Regional Security System (RSS). As a member of CARICOM, Antigua and Barbuda supported efforts by the United States to implement UN Security Council Resolution 940, designed to facilitate the departure of Haiti's de facto authorities from power. The country agreed to contribute personnel to the multinational force which restored the democratically elected government of Haiti in October 1994. In May 1997, Prime Minister Bird joined 14 other Caribbean leaders and President Clinton for the first-ever U.S.-regional summit in Bridgetown, Barbados. The summit strengthened the basis for regional cooperation on justice and counter-narcotics issues, finance and development, and trade.
Given the turbulence of the world we now live in, clear and effective leadership has never been more important. But equally, there has never been greater pressure on leaders to perform and to provide inspirational leadership for their teams and organizations. If people are to step up into challenging leadership roles and succeed in inspiring others, their first priority must be to find ways in which to discover that inspiration for themselves. "The Inspired Leader" will help them to do just that.Based on both commercial practice and research conducted with Henley Business School, Andy Bird shows the ways in which inspiration is actually experienced by people in leadership roles. The book also explores how a variety of leaders, in a range of business environments, have reached these states of inspiration in practice and how they maintain them over time, despite the many obstacles and challenges they go on to face. Divided into three key sections, the book addresses the following questions:· How is inspiration experienced?· How can inspiration be achieved?· How can inspiration be sustained?The result is a compelling collection of stories and breakthrough insights, which are accompanied by a practical set of personal development tools and exercises. Together, "The Inspired Leader" provides unrivalled support for those in any kind of leadership role to discover their own path to a more inspired life as a leader.
Thousands of Protestant churches are perplexed by plateaued or declining attendance, while other congregations nearby thrive. Is there a way for them to combine forces, drawing on both their strengths, in ways that also increase their missional impact? Church merger consultant Jim Tomberlin, with co-writer Warren Bird, makes the case that mergers today work best not with two struggling churches but with a vital, momentum-filled lead church partnering with a joining church. In this new book, they provide a complete, practical, hands-on guide for church leaders of both struggling and vibrant churches so that they can understand the issues, develop strategies, and execute a variety of forms of merger for church expansion and renewal to reinvigorate declining churches and give them a 'second life.'