More Than a Season

Author: Dayton Moore
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633195473
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides a blueprint for becoming a champion, both on and off the field When Dayton Moore arrived in Kansas City in 2006, the Royals hardly resembled a contender. The general manager inherited a major league club that had just one winning season in the previous decade. Moore, a Kansas native who grew up as a Royals fan, implemented a plan to return the franchise to its glory years. Though not without a few bumps in the road, that plan came to fruition in 2014 and 2015, as the Royals reached the World Series both years and were corned 2015 World Series champions. In More Than a Season, Moore shares how his faith and leadership principles guided his rebooting of the Royals. The general manager describes how he built one of baseball's best farm systems and international scouting departments of out nothing. He shares insight on how he persevered through six consecutive losing seasons and the critical response to controversial trades of Zack Greinke and Wil Myers—transactions that ultimately yielded the foundation of a champion. Full of never-before-told stories from inside the Royals organization More Than a Season features an introduction by William F. High, CEO of the National Christian Foundation Heartland. This updated edition features an all-new prologue and an additional chapter celebrating the 2015 World Series championship season.

Miracle Moments in Kansas City Royals History

Author: Jeff Deters
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1613219962
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since their founding in 1969, the Kansas City Royals have provided memorable moments to generations of fans in America’s heartland and beyond. Miracle Moments in Kansas City Royals History is the ultimate tribute book for die-hard fans of the team from the City of Fountains. Jeff Deters recounts the most memorable moments in Royals history, including: Steve Busby’s throwing two no-hitters in each of his first two season, a first for a big-leaguer; George Brett’s hitting .333 to win his first batting title while leading the Royals to the AL West championship in 1976; Brett’s second batting title in 1980 as he just misses batting .400 for the season; Dick Howser’s firing by the Yankees and revenge five years later as he manages the Royals to a championship in 1985; Bo Jackson’s electrifying but brief career as a Royal while starring for the Los Angeles Raiders; The Royals’ sweep of the Orioles in the 2014 ALCS to return to the World Series in 29 years; The magnificent 2015 season capped by a World Championship. Miracle Moments in Kansas City Royals History is much more than just a comprehensive resource. It recounts the hidden stories behind one of the most successful franchises in baseball..

Zebras and Cheetahs

Author: Micheal J. Burt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118644786
Format: PDF, Docs
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Praise for Zebras and Cheetahs "It's not the big that eat the small. Today, it's the fast thateat the slow. Zebras and Cheetahs teaches you step by stephow to run faster, to be agile in the business jungle, and topounce on opportunity 10x quicker than your competitors." —GRANT CARDONE, New York Times bestsellingauthor of Sell or Be Sold "Business is a game for everyone, and whether you're anentrepreneur, a small business owner, or a corporate executive, youneed a guide. If you're striving for growth and profoundleadership, the Zebra and Cheetah philosophy will not only guideyou through the jungle alive, it will position you to beKing." —JEFFREY HAYZLETT, global business celebrity,bestselling author, and sometime cowboy "A fresh and unique look at leaders—and how to become abetter one." —RANDY GAGE, New York Times bestselling authorof Risky Is the New Safe "Standing out by being decidedly different, agile, and resilientare three themes of utmost importance for business success today.This book will give you insights, strategies, and tactics forachieving all three—and much more." —MARK SANBORN, author of The Fred Factor andFred 2.0 "Growing a business is not easy or for the faint of heart. InZebras and Cheetahs, Micheal and Colby offer a refreshingand entertaining take on how to see what you do differently, growyour leadership capabilities in new ways, and execute a growthplan." —Doug Tatum, author of No Man's Land: Where GrowingCompanies Fail; Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, MTSUWright Travel Chair

trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen

Author: Viktor E. Frankl
Publisher: Kösel-Verlag
ISBN: 3641059038
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Mehrere Jahre musste der österreichische Psychologe Viktor E. Frankl in deutschen Konzentrationslagern verbringen. Doch trotz all des Leids, das er dort sah und erlebte, kam er zu dem Schluss, dass es selbst an Orten der größten Unmenschlichkeit möglich ist, einen Sinn im Leben zu sehen. Seine Erinnerungen, die er in diesem Buch festhielt und die über Jahrzehnte Millionen von Menschen bewegten, sollen weder Mitleid erregen noch Anklage erheben. Sie sollen Kraft zum Leben geben.

The Leadership Playbook

Author: Nathan Jamail
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698157028
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The successful self-published author of The Sales Leaders Playbook writes his first mainstream leadership book There are enormous differences between managing and coaching. Yet many companies and organizations encourage their leaders to coach teams without ever teaching them how and without creating a culture that supports coaching. Nathan Jamail—a leading consultant, professional speaker, and the president of his own group of businesses—trains coaches at several Fortune 500 companies and learned that it takes not only different skills to achieve success, but a truly effective coach needs an organizational culture that creates and multiplies the success of every motivated team member. The Leadership Playbook shows leaders the skills necessary to be an effective coach and to build effective teams by: Fostering employees’ belief in the culture of a company Resolving issues proactively rather than reactively and creating an involvement that constantly pushes employees to be their best Focusing on the more humane principles of leadership—gratitude, positivity, and recognition—that keep morale high Holding teams and individuals accountable Constantly recruiting talent ("building the bench") rather than filling positions only when they are empty Combining research, interviews, and inspiring stories with the lessons that have earned Jamail the respect of the world’s foremost corporations including CISCO, FedEx, Sprint, the U.S. Army, and State Farm; The Leadership Playbook will dominate the category for years to come.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Author: Harvey H. Jackson III
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616769
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.

Zen Geist Anf nger Geist

Author: Shunryu Suzuki
Publisher: Theseus Verlag
ISBN: 3899019350
Format: PDF
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Was wir "Ich" nennen, ist nur eine Schwingtür, die sich bewegt, wenn wir einatmen und ausatmen. Shunryu Suzuki Zen-Geist Anfänger-Geist", der moderne Klassiker des Zen von Shunryu Suzuki, vermittelt die Essenz des Zen und die Grundlagen der Zenpraxis. Die Frage nach dem eigenen Geist oder Sein ist "Zen-Geist". Und mit der Suche nach dem eigenen Geist beginnt die Zen-Praxis, der "Anfänger-Geist". Shunryu Suzuki, einer der bedeutendsten Zen-Meister des 20. Jahrhunderts, lehrt die zentrale Botschaft des Zen: jeden Augenblick offen und neu zu erleben, frei von Gewohnheiten und Vorstellungen.