Do More Better

A Practical Guide to Productivity

Author: Tim Challies

Publisher: Cruciform Press

ISBN: 1941114199

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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Don’t try to do it all. Do more good. Better. I am no productivity guru. I am a writer, a church leader, a husband, and a father—a Christian with a lot of responsibilities and with new tasks coming at me all the time. I wrote this short, fast-paced, practical guide to productivity to share what I have learned about getting things done in today’s digital world. Whether you are a student or a professional, a work-from-home dad or a stay-at-home mom, it will help you learn to structure your life to do the most good to the glory of God. In Do More Better, you will learn: Common obstacles to productivityThe great purpose behind productivity3 essential tools for getting things doneThe power of daily and weekly routines And much more, including bonus material on taming your email and embracing the inevitable messiness of productivity. It really is possible to live a calm and orderly life, sure of your responsibilities and confident in your progress. You can do more better. And I would love to help you get there. –Tim Challies

Do More Better

A Practical Guide to Productivity

Author: Tim Challies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941114179

Category: Religion

Page: 122

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Don't try to do it all. Do more good. Better. I am no productivity guru. I am a writer, a church leader, a husband, and a father with many responsibilities and with new tasks coming at me all the time. I wrote this short, fast-paced, practical guide to productivity to share what I have learned about getting things done in today's digital world. Whether you are a student or a professional, a work-from-home dad or a stay-at-home mom, it will help you learn to structure your life to do the most good to the glory of God. In Do More Better, you will learn: > Common obstacles to productivity > The great purpose behind productivity > 3 essential tools for getting things done > The power of daily and weekly routines > And much more, including bonus material on taming your email and 20 tips I have learned along the way. It really is possible to live a calm and orderly life, sure of your responsibilities and confident in your progress. You can do more better. And I would love to help you get there. -Tim Challies

The Next Story

Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion

Author: Tim Challies

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310591694

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Even the least technical among us are being pressed from all sides by advances in digital technology. We rely upon computers, cell phones, and the Internet for communication, commerce, and entertainment. Yet even though we live in this “instant message” culture, many of us feel disconnected, and we question if all this technology is really good for our souls. In a manner that’s accessible, thoughtful, and biblical, author Tim Challies addresses questions such as: • How has life—and faith—changed now that everyone is available all the time through mobile phones? • How does our constant connection to these digital devices affect our families and our church communities? • What does it mean that almost two billion humans are connected by the Internet ... with hundreds of millions more coming online each year? Providing the reader with a framework they can apply to any technology, Tim Challies explains how and why our society has become reliant on digital technology, what it means for our lives, and how it impacts the Christian faith.

Do Less Better

The Power of Strategic Sacrifice in a Complex World

Author: J. Bell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137452781

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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Do Less Better teaches leaders how to recognize the complexity and inefficiencies within their businesses and reveals how they can simplify and streamline through specialization and sacrifice. According to Bell, a company's willingness to focus on a particular vision or identity ensures viability and strengthens its competitive edge.

What's Best Next

How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done

Author: Matthew Aaron Perman

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310494230

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Do Work That Matters Productivity isn’t just about getting more things done. It’s about getting the right things done—the things that count, make a difference, and move the world forward. In our current era of massive overload, this is harder than ever before. So how do you get more of the right things done without confusing mere activity for actual productivity? When we take God’s purposes into account, a revolutionary insight emerges. Surprisingly, we see that the way to be productive is to put others first—to make the welfare of other people our motive and criteria in determining what to do (what’s best next). As both the Scriptures and the best business thinkers show, generosity is the key to unlocking our productivity. It is also the key to finding meaning and fulfillment in our work. What’s Best Next offers a practical approach for improving your productivity in all areas of life. It will help you better understand: • Why good works are not just rare and special things like going to Africa, but anything you do in faith even tying your shoes. • How to create a mission statement for your life that actually works. • How to delegate to people in a way that actually empowers them. • How to overcome time killers like procrastination, interruptions, and multitasking by turning them around and making them work for you. • How to process workflow efficiently and get your email inbox to zero every day. • How your work and life can transform the world socially, economically, and spiritually, and connect to God’s global purposes. By anchoring your understanding of productivity in God’s purposes and plan, What’s Best Next will give you a practical approach for increasing your effectiveness in everything you do.

Do More Good. Better

Using the Power of Decision Clarity(tm) to Mobilize the Talent of Your Nonprofit Team

Author: Steve Scheier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996289405

Category:

Page: 272

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If you're an executive director, board member, leader, staff member, or even a volunteer in a nonprofit, you've chosen this path because you want to make the world better. Yet the majority who work in nonprofits often feel like they're running in place, frustrated because they don't have a blueprint for working more efficiently with their colleagues. The source of this dissatisfaction is often rooted in two crucial issues that affect the proficient operations of nearly all nonprofits: dysfunctional and ambiguous views regarding who has power and who makes decisions. Even when these responsibilities are somewhat clear, decision-making unrest is common, resulting in confusion, stymied leaders, and disempowered staff. If this has been your experience, Do More Good. Better. is a powerful, easy-to-implement solution to fix this dysfunction. With simple steps and insightful activities that address the underlying roles that fear, conflict, and confusion play in your organization's decision-making ecosystem, the book provides you with the tools to promote a straightforward, consistent, non-threatening way to advocate for power and decision-making that is feasible and makes sense, effecting a positive transformation in all members of your nonprofit. If you're ready to say goodbye to persistent overwhelm and the sense that you're never doing enough-without hiring more people or spending more money-this book offers you the framework to help you harness the full potential of your team, love your job more, and use your existing human and financial resources more effectively to do more good ... better.

Doing Good Better

How Effective Altruism Can Help You Help Others, Do Work That Matters, and Make Smarter Choices about Giving Back

Author: William MacAskill

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592409660

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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" ... MacAskill and his colleagues developed effective altruism - a practical, data-driven approach to doing good that allows us to make a tremendous difference regardless of our resources. Effective altruists operate by asking certain key questions, which force them to think differently, overcome biases, and use evidence and careful reasoning rather than act on impulse."--Page 4 of cover.

The Spirit Level

Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

Author: Richard Wilkinson,Kate Pickett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608191703

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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This groundbreaking book, based on thirty years' research, demonstrates that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them-the well-off and the poor. The remarkable data the book lays out and the measures it uses are like a spirit level which we can hold up to compare different societies. The differences revealed, even between rich market democracies, are striking. Almost every modern social and environmental problem-ill health, lack of community life, violence, drugs, obesity, mental illness, long working hours, big prison populations-is more likely to occur in a less equal society. The book goes to the heart of the apparent contrast between material success and social failure in many modern national societies. The Spirit Level does not simply provide a diagnosis of our ills, but provides invaluable instruction in shifting the balance from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more collaborative society. It shows a way out of the social and environmental problems which beset us, and opens up a major new approach to improving the real quality of life, not just for the poor but for everyone. It is, in its conclusion, an optimistic book, which should revitalize politics and provide a new way of thinking about how we organize human communities.

Crazy Busy

A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem

Author: Kevin DeYoung

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433533413

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Winner of the 2014 Christian Book of the Year Award “I’M TOO BUSY!” We’ve all heard it. We’ve all said it. All too often, busyness gets the best of us. Just one look at our jam-packed schedules tells us how hard it can be to strike a well-reasoned balance between doing nothing and doing it all. That’s why award-winning author and pastor Kevin DeYoung addresses the busyness problem head on in his newest book, Crazy Busy — and not with the typical arsenal of time management tips, but rather with the biblical tools we need to get to the source of the issue and pull the problem out by the roots. Highly practical and super short, Crazy Busy will help you put an end to “busyness as usual.”

Great at Work

How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More

Author: Morten Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476765626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Great by Choice" deliversan authoritative, practical guide to individual performance based on analysisfrom an exhaustive, groundbreaking study.

We Can Do More and Better with Less

Author: Thomas Kelly

Publisher: Infinity Publishing (PA)

ISBN: 9780741472274

Category: Education

Page: 302

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Use systems methods to dramatically increase all students' achievement without increasing expense. Provide equal opportunity to learn to all students. Improve teacher morale, school effectiveness, parent and community support.

We Can All Do Better

Author: Bill Bradley

Publisher: Vanguard Press

ISBN: 1593157304

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Bill Bradley is arguably one of the most well-versed public figures of our time. The eighteen-year New Jersey Senator, financial and investment adviser, Olympic and NBA athlete, national radio host, and bestselling author has lived in the United States as both political insider and outsider, national sports celebrity and behind-the-scenes confidante, leader and teammate. His varied experiences help to inform his unique and much-sought-after point of view on Washington and the country at large. InWe Can All Do Better, for the first time since the financial meltdown and since the worst of the intensifying political gridlock, Bradley offers his own concise, powerful, and highly personal review of the state of the nation. Bradley argues that government is not the problem. He criticizes the role of money and politics, explains how continuing on our existing foreign policy, electoral, and economic paths will mean a diminished future, and lays out exactly what needs to be done to reverse course. Breaking from the intransigent long-held viewpoints of both political parties, and with careful attention to our nation’s history, Bradley passionately lays out his narrative. He offers a no-holds-barred prescription on subjects including job creation, deficit reduction, education, and immigration. While equally critical of the approaches of the Tea Party and Occupy Movements, he champions the power of individual Americans to organize, speak out, bridge divisions, and he calls on the media to assume a more responsible role in our national life. As this moving call to arms reminds us, we can all—elected officials, private citizens, presidents—do a better job of moving our country forward. Bradley is perhaps the best guide imaginable, with his firsthand knowledge of governments’ inner-workings, the country’s diversity, and the untapped potential of the American people.

How to do better creative work

Author: Steve Harrison

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273742191

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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Effective creative work is not a nice-to-have, it's a necessity - it’s the only way you’ll stand out in a fiercely competitive marketplace. Whether you're in digital, direct or advertising, the CEO of an agency or just starting out, How to do better creative work has been written for you. In fact, you'll see that everyone plays a crucial role in producing creative work that works: What it means to be creative, How to build a creative culture, How virtually all great work is underpinned by a simple problem/solution dynamic, How to use that dynamic to create your big marketing ideas, How to brief a creative team, How to use 'relevant abruption' to produce big creative ideas, How to simultaneously build a brand and get response, How to sell your work, How to run a creative department. All this is illustrated by some of the best advertising, direct and digital work ever produced, plus 12 case studies featuring ideas that have not only sold millions of pounds worth of products, but also won dozens of the world's most coveted awards. "Steve writes like he talks, with great intelligence, wisdom and common sense. He's one of the few people capable of looking at a notoriously self-obsessed industry and saying, "The Emperor has no clothes." And he's one of an even smaller number who can look at its problems and say, "here's how you fix it." Creative Work is as challenging as it is engaging. When I reached the end I felt like I wanted to continue the conversation, which is probably the highest compliment you can offer a book." - Jon Steel, author of Truth, Lies & Advertising and Perfect Pitch. "This is genuinely essential reading for anyone who wants to demystify the advertising creative process – and vastly more entertaining than your average business book. Harrison’s simple, commonsense approach makes you wonder why so many ad campaigns fail so spectacularly. Buy it, read it and learn from it!” - Larissa Vince, Campaign magazine. "This is a smart, straightforward and very special book. It affirmed so much I knew already, but my eyes were opened afresh to what is genuinely important about the work that we do. I came away with ten or twelve things I wanted to share with the rest of the team at glue and it also fortunately gave me some confidence that we’re getting a lot of this right already." - Mark Cridge, CEO, glue London. "Steve is one of the dying breed of creative directors that clients crave. He tells it like it is and delivers. How to do better creative work is a refreshingly honest must-read for any client, suit or creative who want to cut through the bullshit and produce great creative work that does the job. Harrison has the right to say what he likes about the ad industry - and he does!" - Charlie Smith, Head of Brand Marketing, Vodafone UK. "This book isn't just about how clients can help get the best work from their agency. I loved the insight into the thinking that goes on before the creative idea is had and realise it applies to every business that takes a creative approach to problem solving." - Paul Ferraiolo, President, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, North America. “If, one day, my son tells me that he wants to be part of this business, I will make sure that he reads Steve´s book and, if possible, find a way for him to spend a couple of hours with Steve himself” - Pablo Alzugary, President, Shackleton Madrid.

Smarter Faster Better

The Transformative Power of Real Productivity

Author: Charles Duhigg

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 067964542X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think—with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life. At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity concepts—from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making—that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics—as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters—this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don’t merely act differently. They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways. A young woman drops out of a PhD program and starts playing poker. By training herself to envision contradictory futures, she learns to anticipate her opponents’ missteps—and becomes one of the most successful players in the world. A group of data scientists at Google embark on a four-year study of how the best teams function, and find that how a group interacts is more important than who is in the group—a principle, it turns out, that also helps explain why Saturday Night Live became a hit. A Marine Corps general, faced with low morale among recruits, reimagines boot camp—and discovers that instilling a “bias toward action” can turn even the most directionless teenagers into self-motivating achievers. The filmmakers behind Disney’s Frozen are nearly out of time and on the brink of catastrophe—until they shake up their team in just the right way, spurring a creative breakthrough that leads to one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. What do these people have in common? They know that productivity relies on making certain choices. The way we frame our daily decisions; the big ambitions we embrace and the easy goals we ignore; the cultures we establish as leaders to drive innovation; the way we interact with data: These are the things that separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive. In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, deep reporting, and rich storytelling to explain how we can improve at the things we do. It’s a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity, one that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress and struggle, and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most—to become smarter, faster, and better at everything we do. Praise for Smarter Faster Better “A pleasure to read . . . Duhigg’s skill as a storyteller makes his book so engaging to read.”—The New York Times Book Review “Not only will Smarter Faster Better make you more efficient if you heed its tips, it will also save you the effort of reading many productivity books dedicated to the ideas inside.”—Bloomberg Businessweek “Duhigg pairs relatable anecdotes with the research behind why some people and businesses are not as efficient as others.”—Chicago Tribune “The book covers a lot of ground through meticulous reporting and deft analysis, presenting a wide range of case studies . . . with insights that apply to the rest of us.”—The Wall Street Journal

The More You Do the Better You Feel

How to Overcome Procrastination and Live a Happier Life

Author: David Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935880011

Category: Self-Help

Page: 248

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The More You Do The Better You Feel: How to Overcome Procrastination and Live a Happier Life Paperback] David Parker (Author) This practical book is loaded with proven ideas to help you overcome procrastination and get more done. -Brian Tracy, Author of the International Bestseller: "Eat That Frog 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time" A well put together informative book that brings awareness to disabling and habitual procrastinating behavior patterns. This is the best self-help book I have read in years -Kenneth Reddan PhD, LCSW Are You A Human Ostrich? Do you stick your head in the sand at the thought of dealing with a task that seems boring, complicated, or unpleasant? Do you pay your bills late because the last time you balanced your checkbook was more than six months ago? While working on a task do you keep thinking you should be dealing with a different task? Is your living space messy and your life unorganized? Do you clean up only when family or friends will be visiting-only to let your place fall back into untidiness after they've gone? After you've cleaned for visitors, do you tell yourself "it doesn't count " because you weren't doing it for yourself? Have you stopped having visitors over because you're ashamed of your mess? Do you worry you'll feel embarrassed if the landlord, a plumber, or a repairperson needed to visit your place? Do you constantly compare yourself to people who seem to "have it together?" Does your habitual procrastination leave you feeling depressed and anxious? Do you know the 25 characteristics and behaviors of the human ostrich? Are you concerned that your child or someone you care deeply about is becoming a habitual procrastinator? The Solution To Your Habitual Procrastination Is Here Learn the golden rules of overcoming procrastination. Stop falling victim to the downward cycle of procrastination and depression. Stop feeling overwhelmed and immobilized with fear by learning how to effectively cope with your tasks and responsibilities. Become a "do"-er by learning easy to use and highly effective new tool - The J.O.T. Method . About the Author: David Parker suffered for years with depression and anxiety. During a particularly low point he recalled a friend's advice and started keeping a feeling's diary. As time passed, he saw a connection between the tasks that he avoided facing and his poor feelings and low self-esteem. Armed with this insight, David taught himself to face his tasks and the overwhelming feelings they brought by learning to focus on "Just One Task," which he incorporated into "The J.O.T. Method . ? David Parker has lived in London, San Francisco, and Brooklyn, New York. This book was previously published as: "How Many Procrastinators Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb: Take Control of Your Life and Defeat Immobilizing Depression " Unfortunately, some consumers found that title to be a bit too lighthearted and they questioned whether the book was serious. Its new title, "The More You Do The Better You Feel: How to Overcome Procrastination and Live a Happier Life," better reflects its serious nature. To find out more about this book and author, please visit our website at: www.DavidParkerAuthor.com. Paperback: 248 pages Publisher: Darwin Bay Publishing (March 4th, 2015) Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-935880-01-1 Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.5 inches Shipping Weight: 16 ounces"

The Productivity Trap

Do More Versus Do Better

Author: Dragos Roua

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781450552134

Category: Self-Help

Page: 90

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I was a big fan of productivity. And, in some respect, I still am. That's one of the reasons I started to blog at http: //www.dragosroua.com. Many of my ?rst articles were about how to get more done and how to be more effective. I still believe in productivity as an enhancer, though my days as an evangelist are over. I use it merely as a tool and I think its role is way overrated in our modern society. Most of the time, productivity is just a trap in which we fall full of good intentions.

Letters to the Church

Author: Francis Chan

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0830775838

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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If God had it His way, what would your church look like? The New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love challenges readers to be the Church as God intends. Do you want more from your church experience? Does the pure gospel put you in a place of awe? Are you ready to rethink church as you know it? Sit with Pastor Francis Chan and be reminded that you are a part of something much bigger than yourself, something sacred. In his most powerful book yet, Chan digs deep into biblical truth, reflects on his own failures and dreams, and shares stories of ordinary people God is using to change the world. Chan says, “We’ve strayed so far from what God calls Church. We all know it. We know that what we’re experiencing is radically different from the Church in Scripture. For decades, church leaders like myself have lost sight of the inherent mystery of the Church. We have trained people sitting in the pews to become addicted to lesser things. It’s time for that to change.” When Jesus returns, will He find us caring for His Bride—even more than for our own lives? Letters to the Church reminds us of how powerful, how glorious the Church once was … and calls us to once again be the Church God intended us to be.

Do Purpose

Why brands with a purpose do better and matter more.

Author: David Hieatt

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452171708

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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This empowering handbook delivers authoritative advice on how to build a purpose-driven company, motivate employees, and connect with consumers. Written by entrepreneur and marketing expert David Hieatt, these pages offer an engaging combination of practical tips, rousing quotes from business leaders across industries, and illuminating anecdotes. Full of enlightening wisdom on how to define a company's central purpose (beyond profit), foster a strong company culture that attracts talented staff, and develop a brand story that resonates with consumers, Do Purpose is an invaluable resource for anyone with a desire to start or grow their own business.

Frugal Innovation

How to do more with less

Author: Navi Radjou,Jaideep Prabhu,The Economist

Publisher: The Economist

ISBN: 1610395069

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Frugal innovation is a way that companies can create high-quality products with limited resources. Once the preserve of firms in poor markets, Western companies are now seeking ways to appeal to cost-conscious and environmentally-aware consumers at home. With an estimated trillion-dollar global market for frugal products, and with potentially huge cost savings to be gained, frugal innovation is revolutionizing business and reshaping management thinking. This book explains the principles, perspectives and techniques behind frugal innovation, enabling managers to profit from the great changes ahead. The book explains: How to achieve mass customization, using low-cost robotics, inexpensive product design and virtual prototyping software. How consumers and other external partners can help develop products How to implement sustainable practices, such as the production of waste-free products How to change the corporate culture to become more frugal

Daily Readings from Become a Better You

90 Devotions for Improving Your Life Every Day

Author: Joel Osteen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673086

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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A discounted box set including ebooks for Joel Osteen's bestselling, inspiration work It's Your Time, and Daily Readings from It's Your Time.