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Unleashing the Power of IT Bringing People, Business, and Technology Together describes in actionable detail, the new mindset, skill set, and tool set that are necessary for today's IT leaders to thrive in today's challenging environment. While other IT leadership books preach the latest theories, models, and fads (often at the safety of 30,000 feet), this book provides tangible, hard-hitting, real-world strategies, techniques and approaches that will immediately transform your IT workforce and culture. Each chapter will include tips and techniques, implementation frameworks and other practical guidance to get readers on the path to implementation. Chapter contents: 1. Creating Your 21st Century Workforce and Culture 2. Transforming Your IT Team 3. Building a Client-Focused IT Culture 4. Evolving Into the Role of Consultant 5. Negotiating: Getting What You Want Without Damaging the Relationship 6. Managing Projects the Science s Value 10. Driving Change With Intent 11. Sourcing and Vendor Management Appendix: Best Practice Case Studies.Show more
The enemy of her enemy is...still her enemy. All Cyn wants is justice. Kolya Kurev murdered her family in cold blood and got away with it. Single-minded in her determination, Cyn becomes the killer she needs to be. Until she meets Lee, a man also deeply wronged by Kurev. Cyn's new problem? Lee. Lee is stealing her revenge and screwing with the carefully carved life she’s made for herself. As if his mere presence and counter-productive ambitions weren’t enough, he’s going to get her caught. The FBI has been on her tail for several years now, but they haven’t even come close to finding her. Cyn has been leaving fake evidence at her crime scenes and counting on the one thing the FBI hasn’t figured out yet: Their most-wanted criminal is just a girl. Vengeance is the first book in the Vendetta Trifecta. While it can be listened to as a stand-alone, be prepared to reach for book two as you finish this oneShow more
Nine years ago, Claymore Beller tried to do the right thing. It was the last thing he did. In retaliation for his efforts, his mafia bosses laid waste to his family. Only the youngest-Cynthia-came up fighting. Three years ago, Lee Maxwell made the same error. His wife and daughter paid for his mistake. In a haze of booze and regret, Lee disappeared. Now, Owen Dunham is following the trail of the 'Grudge Ninja'-only all the evidence is false and the profilers can't get their heads around anything except the obvious fact that the Ninja is extracting a deadly revenge for an old wrong. As the Ninja gets bolder and far more dangerous, Owen is forced to recognize that he hasn't always made the best decisions. Even as he questions whether bringing in the Ninja is the right thing to do, the voice in the back of his head is telling him it will make his career. A 2011 Audie Award Finalist. Winner of a 2011 Benjamin Franklin Award.Show more
The shift is coming—soon. Dr. David Carter knows this. However, he’s a geologist, so “soon” means anywhere from tomorrow to a thousand years from now. People are dying—now. Drs. Jordan Abellard and Jillian Brookwood are standing at the edge of SuperAIDS … or are they? They won’t be able to figure it out if they can’t get some authorization signed—and soon. But they’re peons, and no one is paying attention. Whole species died at the last polar shift, 65 million years ago. Right now Dr. Becky Sorenson has some seriously mutated frogs in her lab. In Los Angeles, bees are making abnormal columns on the side of the freeways. In Georgia, birds are migrating out of season. It all makes a sick kind of sense when the doctors consider that the last magnetic shift is strangely coincidental to the dinosaur die-out. And the only similarity in the problems today is that each is occurring in a hot spot—a pocket of reversed polarity that tells them all. The shift is already here.Show more
"Genuine and raw...a heartfelt work of despair, triumph, and redemption." -Boston Globe The critically acclaimed Heart of the Game-subtitled "Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America"-explores the pure roots of a sport that is stained by scandal at its highest level. S.L. Price, award-winning writer for Sports Illustrated and author of Pitching Around Fidel, gives a tragic but ultimately uplifting account of the death of minor league baseball coach Mike Coolbaugh, and in doing so, illustrates the many reasons and myriad ways in which baseball still has a hold on America. A Friday Night Lights for baseball fans, Heart of the Game reveals the classic heart of small-town America.Show more
'When people describe my lifestyle or family as weird, I find comfort,' writes author Craig Groeschel. Who then shares a Christ-centered philosophy, on everything from money to scheduling to purity, to help you break out of the normal rut and live according to the rhythms of God's grace and truth of his word. Normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Many of their relationships are, at best, strained and, in most cases, just surviving. Even though we live in one of the most prosperous places on earth, normal is still living paycheck to paycheck and never getting ahead. In our oversexed world, lust, premarital sex, guilt, and shame are far more common than purity, virginity, and a healthy married sex life. And when it comes to God, the majority believe in him, but the teachings of scripture rarely make it into their everyday lives. Simply put, normal isn't working. Groeschel's WEIRD views will help you break free from the norm to lead a radically abnormal (and endlessly more fulfilling) life.Show more
Growing up, all my friends would have described my family as a Christian family. I assumed all my friends were Christians as well. We all believed in God. We occasionally attended church. We were good people. Even though we believed in God, we didn't know his word, didn't understand the gospel, and didn't pursue his will. We believed in God, but we lived as if he didn't exist. After pastoring for eighteen years, I've noticed a large percentage of people in my church living similar lives. Some seem to be Christian in name only without a lot of visible spiritual fruit. Others boldly claim Christ is Lord while living lives diametrically opposed to the teachings in scripture. The more I looked, the more I found Christian Atheists everywhere. While it is often easy to spot the hypocrisy in others, it is generally more difficult to see in the mirror. One day in an honest moment, I painfully admitted that although I unquestionably believed in God, I was leading the church as if he didn't exist. I wrongly depended more on my own abilities than on his Spirit. Sadly, I dangerously cared more what people thought about me than what God thought about me. And although I preached about putting your whole faith in God, I still lived as if everything was up to me. The book Christian Atheism reflects my personal journey toward a more authentic God-honoring life.Show more
'It may appear from the cover that this is a nice book about growing a beard because Jesus did but be warned- you will quickly discover that Ed's adventure takes him, and us, deep into the heart of grace, mercy and the endless discovery of just what the way of Jesus looks like - which, of course, has very little to do with having a beard.'---Rob Bell, Jesus Wants To Save Christians 'Inspiring, insightful, sometimes infuriating, often funny, a little weird (like its author) and a must read for anyone wanting to become a serious follower of Jesus Christ' ---Cal Thomas 'Highly, highly recommended' ---Brian McLaren Evangelical pastor Ed Dobson had a radical idea... 'Live one year as Jesus lived. Eat as Jesus ate. Pray as Jesus prayed. Observe the sabbath as Jesus observed. Attend the Jewish festivals as Jesus attended. Read the Gospels every week.' Dobson's transition from someone who follows Jesus to someone who lives like Jesus takes him into bars, inspires him to pick up hitchhikers, and deepens his understanding of suffering. Living like Jesus is quite different from what we imagine. 'It may appear from the cover that this is a nice book about growing a beard because Jesus did but be warned- you will quickly discover that Ed's adventure takes him, and us, deep into the heart of grace, mercy and the endless discovery of just what the way of Jesus looks like - which, of course, has very little to do with having a beard.'---Rob Bell, Jesus Wants To Save ChristiansShow more
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