This book is an engaging, no-nonsense, and straightforward read that highlights an effective and pragmatic approach to implementing sustainable change in organizations.
Author: Andrea Shapiro
Publisher: Strategy Perspective
Category: Business & Economics
Contagious Commitment at Work addresses a serious topic, managing organizational change, in a refreshing, lighthearted way. It gives a practical, holistic approach that is illustrated with real-world stories, cartoons, and informal diagrams. Contagious Commitment at Work provides leaders with a road map for involving employees in any new initiative. Illustrations and first-person accounts of applying the ideas give readers practical guidance to ensure success. With Andrea Shapiro’s “Tipping Point” model, I have a suite of materials to effectively guide change. Contagious Commitment at Work, with its wealth of stories, speaks directly to the leaders who ask for detailed examples from those who’ve gone before them. I’ve used Andrea’s work to cut months out of change deployments and dramatically improved my change adoption rates. —April K. Mills, Change Coach, Intel Corporation The ideas in Contagious Commitment at Work have been game changing in our approach in making change happen and delivering great results with our clients. This book is an engaging, no-nonsense, and straightforward read that highlights an effective and pragmatic approach to implementing sustainable change in organizations. It is full of examples, and it works! —Rob Kelly, Director, VA Consultants Global Contagious Commitment at Work provides a thoughtful and practical approach to managing organizational change. Andrea Shapiro explains how to use the levers of change to achieve the “tipping point” for change in our organizations. Easy to read and apply, her examples drive home key points on change management, identifying the pitfalls and the must-dos for a successful change. —Pam Weppler, Process Improvement Program Leader, Rho
Andrea understands this and clearly maps out how new cultural norms can be systematically embedded into any organization. This book is a must have in any change agent's toolbox.
Author: Andrea Shapiro
Publisher: Strategy Perspective
Category: Contagion (Social psychology)
Too often, necessary and technically appropriate change initiatives fall short of expected gains because leaders fail to involve employees and leverage their perspectives. This deprives leaders of valuable input, and causes the very people who are expected to modify the way they work to feel discounted and disconnected. Creating Contagious Commitment: Applying the Tipping Point to Organizational Change presents a proven approach to turn this all too common situation around. It goes to the heart of effective change implementation and shows how to move employees from being apathetic or resistant to becoming committed advocates of a change. Creating Contagious Commitment demonstrates why many of the traditional approaches to change implementation (such as focusing on the easily measurable technical aspects or relying on mass awareness campaigns) don't work very well especially on their own. It explains the dynamics that contribute to successful change initiatives and how to use them, right now, in your own initiatives. The accessibility of the concepts and the practical strategies they provide make Creating Contagious Commitment a unique and powerful guide for change agents in any organization. Andrea Shapiro s clear and skillful blending of theory with useful examples brings these concepts to life in a way that appeals to anyone who is involved in change. Solidly grounded in organizational theory, systems thinking and real-world experience, Creating Contagious Commitment can be used as a stand-alone resource or in combination with the companion Change, Dialogue, and Action workshop with its interactive computer simulation, called the Tipping Point. It has been applied by hundreds of change leaders around the world in a wide range of organizations, from banks and hospitals to high-tech corporations, to make organizational change both contagious and sustainable. It is packed with diagrams, illustrations, and stories from the field many of them first-person accounts of applying its lessons. Visit CreatingContagiousCommitment.com to learn more. Praise for Creating Contagious Commitment It is very easy to have good intentions, and even easier to get advice from someone who has good intentions. What is hard is to recognize the landmines on the path to successful change. Creating Contagious Commitment helps identify and think about such obstacles before we encounter them, making the path to change more thoughtful and ultimately more successful. Dan Ariely, Ph.D., James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics, author Predictably Irrational It is only by effectively influencing people's beliefs, values and changing social norms that we can change behaviors that get us all to yes. Andrea understands this and clearly maps out how new cultural norms can be systematically embedded into any organization. This book is a must have in any change agent's toolbox. Peter Faill, M.Sc., Corporate Procurement Manager, Durham County Council, UK The Tipping Point is a brilliant computer model of change initiatives as they unfold in large, complex organizations. Change agents need to be informal, keenly aware of the different needs of different types of people, and committed to their purpose. This book shows what to do and what happens along the way, both in the model and in real life. Art Kleiner, author, Who Really Matters and The Age of Heretics
Becoming a leader by committing to serving others turned out to be a contagious
principle. Applying Commitment Picture a teeter-totter with a fulcrum in the middle
. As you move the fulcrum toward an object, you can lift more. You have greater ...
Author: Eric Papp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Contains the following 4 e-books: Leadership by Choice: Increasing Influence and Effectiveness through Self-Management; Become the Real Deal: The Proven Path to Influence and Executive Presence; Leaders Ought to Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership; and The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning: Tying Soft Traits to Hard Results.
CONTAGIOUS COMMITMENT Remove the statement, “I can't do it,” from your
mind and agree to never say or think it again. ... assistant in the research
laboratories at Columbia University where I was able to work toward my graduate
Author: David Mezzapelle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
David Mezzapelle was inspired to write this uplifting book based on his life's experiences and his own contagious optimism. He has influenced many people with his outlook and this book offers optimism to others around the globe. Contagious Optimism includes stories and parables of amazing life turnarounds from real people world-wide. A compendium of encouragement, Contagious Optimism also includes advice and guidance from business leaders, visionaries and professionals. Nowadays, many people have lost confidence in themselves and the world around them due to personal hardship along with economic and political uncertainty worldwide. Contagious Optimism shows readers that it’s possible to FIND the silver lining in every cloud. Developed by the team that brought you Random Acts of Kindness, this book is like Chicken Soup for the Soul meets Pay It Forward, on steroids! Contagious Optimism is pure inspiration that will lift hearts, open minds, and create a movement of pass-it-on hope and happiness. Featured stories and endorsements from "contagious optimists" such as: Michael Beckwith - Founder of the single largest interfaith church in America: LA's Agape. Nancy Ferrari - The "Oprah of AM Radio" Daniel Tully - Chairman Emeritus of Merrill Lynch and one of the top executives to ever grace Wall Street.
I wouldn't even attempt to talk about the importance of our bodies if I didn't see it working in my own life. Because of my commitment to health, my life at home with
my wife and kids is on a higher trajectory. My life at work is more dynamic, as I ...
Author: Ed Young
Ed Young, founder and senior pastor of the over 18,000-member-strong Fellowship Church and host of the television show Creative Connection which reaches millions across the globe, believes there is a definite path to true happiness. Beginning with his five life-altering questions and eye-opening insights, Ed steers readers not only to a better life but to an even greater place beyond happiness that he calls outrageous contagious joy. Now, he shares this message with everyone--life doesn't have to be just good. It can be great.
As people see the fruits of these efforts and feel the exhilaration of watching God work in the lives of their friends, their ... details fall together, and people are
impacted by the gospel — while commitment to evangelism deepens, in you and
Author: Mark Mittelberg
Discover a Proven Approach to Raising Your Church’s Evangelistic TemperatureEvangelism. It’s one of the highest values in the church. So why do so few churches put real effort into it? Maybe it’s because we don’t understand the evangelistic potential of the church well enough to get excited about it. Becoming a Contagious Church will change that.Revised and updated, this streamlined edition dispels outdated preconceptions and reveals evangelism as it really can be. What’s more, it walks you through a 6-Stage Process and includes a brand-new 6-Stage Process assessment tool for taking your church beyond mere talk to infections energy, action, and lasting commitment.“This book is not optional! It’s required reading for all who are serious about reaching their communities for Christ. Ignoring this book would be pastoral malpractice!”Lee Strobel, author of The Case for the Real Jesus“You can’t read this book without having your heart stirred to share the gospel. It’s contagious!”Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Church and The Purpose Driven Life“Entire leadership teams and outreach committees should read and discuss this powerful book—and then put its principles into action.”John Maxwell, author of Developing Leaders Around You“I can’t emphasize how important books like this one are for the future of the church. It demythologizes the fear and awkwardness of evangelism into something biblical, tangible, and practical for every person.”Dan Kimball, author of They Like Jesus but Not the Church“Becoming a Contagious Church is hands-down the most comprehensive work on church evangelism I’ve ever read. Its principles can turn inward-looking church attenders into outward-looking church evangelists.”Craig Groeschel, senior pastor, LifeChurch.tv
Contagious Commitment A diligent , dynamic labor leader , John Morris has built
the consummate political labor organization . His energy and commitment to working people are contagious . Successful in establishing the Teamsters Union
I am also grateful to : Vicki J. Kuyper , for her skillful work in writing scripts for the
training video . IMS Productions , for the commitment to this project they
demonstrated during the video shoot and post - production editing . Thanks
especially to ...
Author: Mark Mittelberg
Publisher: Harper Collins
The world’s most passionate, effective evangelists are right in your youth ministry! No one can top your students in effectively introducing their friends and family to Christ. And now is the time to help them learn how. Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition ZondervanGroupware is designed with both you and your students in mind. Included is everything you’ll need to help students discover and develop their unique evangelism styles. Based on the proven Becoming a Contagious Christian ZondervanGroupware developed at Willow Creek Community Church, Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition includes an Evangelistic Styles Assessment; activities for individuals, partners, and small groups; and video dramas that model and bring to life the evangelistic skills students can use every day—with powerful results. Revised and expanded by one of America’s foremost youth ministers and teachers, Bo Boshers, this exciting, highly interactive approach addresses the specific needs and challenges of students--in language they can relate to. Students will learn how to: * be intentional in developing relationships * transition an ordinary conversation to a spiritual conversation * tell in plain language their personal story of meeting Christ * share the gospel message using two illustrations * answer ten common objections to Christianity * pray with a friend to receive Christ This course is flexible so you can teach it in several different formats: eight 60-minute sessions, four 3-hour sessions, or one- to three-day retreats. Content, leader’s notes, and media and activity instructions are clearly laid out and easy to follow. You’ll also find: 'Heart Check'--a brief devotional at the beginning of each session written specifically for you, the leader 'Get Connected'--notes to help you get inside the hearts and minds of students 'Going Deeper'--optional activities you can use to give students a more in-depth understanding of the materialDrawing on the expertise of some of today’s foremost leaders in evangelism and student ministry, this powerful program will equip you to train your students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they’ll need to become truly contagious in reaching their friends for Christ.Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition ZondervanGroupware kit includes: One 60-minute segmented video Student’s Guide Leader’s Guide PowerPoint Presentation on CD-ROMAll but PowerPoint
Can you be thrilled to get up every day and work at whatever it is to get you
through to the next station? Are you committed to a path that is important to you?
Good, because that kind of commitment is contagious! Commitment is my stock in
Author: Chris Gardner
Publisher: Harper Collins
“Gardner is encouraging us all to start where we are and dare to make our lives bigger and stronger, more satisfactory, and better. Chris Gardner is a knockout!” —Maya Angelou Chris Gardner’s astonishing memoir—the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, The Pursuit of Happyness, which inspired the film of the same name starring Will Smith—served as a shining beacon of hope for countless people. In Start Where You Are, “a book that teaches you how to transform the impossible into the possible” (Sidney Poitier), Gardner offers indispensible life lessons in getting from where you are to where you want to be.
The God - at - Work Stage In this stage , an atmosphere of expectancy regarding
the work of God is present such that ... This expectancy that God will work also
created a greater unity and commitment to honesty among group members .
Author: Dave Rahn
Publisher: Group Pub Incorporated
Contagious Faith offers teenagers the ability to change their world for the better through Christ. This clear and practical guide reveals the power of student leadership in building an outreach-oriented ministry that truly is a force for reaching young people today. Help your teens catch the vision of what God can do with their lives, and make their faith contagious!
A pastor who practices generosity like this will have a contagious energy. ...
When church leaders embrace a commitment to practice corporate generosity
and good stewardship, it encourages the ... pastor of one church we frequently work with walked into his office with a deep desire to help people in his
community. By the ...
Author: Chris Willard
The general practices related to church funding aren’t producing the same results they have in the past. There is a general acceptance that something has changed but little talk or interest is coming from traditional church leader training sources such as denominational entities and seminaries. Pastors are largely left to their own devices to “figure this out.” They need a lifeline. While some churches are experiencing exponential growth, some churches - despite their best efforts - have been unsuccessful at moving beyond survival mode. Coupled with increased competition from other nonprofits and a decline in the commitment to give to the church first, churches risk losing the funding they need. A growing number of leaders are beginning to discover there is another way and are struggling to understand what makes one church generous and another not. There is a need in the market to offer a simple, working definition of “generosity” and reveal the “secrets” some church leaders seem to have simply stumbled upon which are resulting in unexplainable ministry growth and unprecedented church funding even in the midst of tough economic times. The content of this material was developed and refined by Jim Sheppard and Chris Willard through years of ministry leadership in the local church, consulting with church leaders across a broad spectrum of church settings, and through participation in and leadership of the Generous Church Leadership Community facilitated by Leadership Network. Of particular benefit will be the collection of observations and best practices gleaned during the Generous Church Leadership Community that originated within real-life church leadership situations and scenarios by highlighting specific challenges, methods, and successes.
... in which compliance with complex treatment regimes or adoption of new
behaviors are desirable, as in many contagious ... There is an assumption, easy
to find in the medical literature, that the greater an individual's commitment to
personalistic ethnomedical beliefs, ... Therefore, public health programs must
accept the prevailing ethnomedical system as a given and then find some way to work within it.
Author: Edward C. Green
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Category: Social Science
Far from being the province of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery, indigenous understanding of contagious disease in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world very often parallels western concepts of germ theory, according to the author. Labeling this 'indigenous contagion theory (ICT),' Green synthesizes the voluminous ethnographic work on tropical diseases and remedies_as well as 20 years of his own studies and interventions on sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and traditional healers in southern Africa_to demonstrate how indigenous peoples generally conceive of contagious diseases as having naturalistic causes. His groundbreaking work suggests how western medical practitioners can incorporate ICT to better help native peoples control contagious diseases.
... in with someone is a big step because without a marriage , it ' s never quite
clear whose apartment it really is or to what extent the commitment exists (
usually different for each ) . ... What if he started to be attracted to someone at work ?
Author: Jeannie Skiffington
101 Life Lessons to help people improve the quality of life by solving some of life's challenges to create a winning situation.
A commitment to contentment I will accept the path I walk, will be strengthened by
accepting God's will. A happiness amidst heaviness I ... We have deadlines at work, meetings at church, and responsibilities at home. We have appointments to
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Author: Robert Wilson
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
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Creating contagious commitment: applying the tipping point to organisational
change. Hillsborough, NC: ... Paperpresented at the 7th International Conference
on Work with Computing Systems, WWCS 2004, Kuala Lumpur. Siponen, M.T. ...
Author: Gupta, Manish
Publisher: IGI Global
"This book offers insightful articles on the most salient contemporary issues of managing social and human aspects of information security"--Provided by publisher.
Every week I would go to an apartment and work exclusively with the young men
who were living there. After a few weeks of doing ... Becoming a leader by
committing to serving others turned out to be a contagious principle. Applying Commitment Picture a teeter-totter with a fulcrum in the middle. As you move the
Author: David K. Williams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
How to spot employees' true game-changing character traits for creating a winning culture Contrary to most conventional management wisdom, The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning looks beyond employee skills and background and to identify the true game-changing character traits for creating a winning culture. Based on the author's methodology for what abilities drive decisions and actions within his own company, The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning details how respect, belief, loyalty, commitment, trust, courage, and gratitude play an integral part to multiple key business outcomes. Provides illuminating stories and skill-building exercises to increase individual and group strength in each of the traits Author David Williams is CEO of Fishbowl provider of Fishbowl Inventory, the leading inventory management and asset tracking solutions for SMBs serving businesses globally When these seven core traits become the standard within any company, employees become inspired to flourish and companies sail over business hurdles to achieve record growth.
4–5 Somewhat surprisingly, despite widespread complaints about their working
conditions, most of the respondents said ... as detachment, low job satisfaction,
and low job commitment can be contagious for students and colleagues (Armour,
Author: Peter Y. Chen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Part of the six-volume reference set Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, this volume is a comprehensive look at wellbeing in the workplace at organizational, managerial, and individual levels. Discusses the implications of theory and practice in the field of workplace wellbeing Incorporates not only coverage of workplace stress in relation to wellbeing, but also aspects of positive psychology Explores the role of governments in promoting work place well being Part of the six-volume set Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research on wellbeing from across the social sciences Topics include work-life balance; coping strategies and characters of individuals; characteristics of workplaces and organizational strategies that are conducive to wellbeing; and many more
The Framework underscores the collective work of all partners, across levels (e.g.
, state/ local, policy/programs) so that Colorado could ... They stated, “
Cooperation and commitment, like other patterns of authentic behavior, are contagious.
Author: Lynn Kagan
Publisher: Teachers College Press
In this seminal volume, leading authorities strategize about how to create early childhood systems that transcend politics and economics to serve the needs of all young children. The authors offer different interpretations of the nature of early childhood systems, discuss the elements necessary to support their development, and examine how effectiveness can be assessed. With a combination of cutting-edge scholarship and practical examples of systems-building efforts taking place in the field, this book provides the foundation educators and policymakers need to take important steps toward developing more conceptually integrated approaches to early childhood care, education, and comprehensive services. Book Features: Provides the only up-to-date, comprehensive examination of early childhood systems.Considers new efforts to expand services, improve quality, maximize resources, and reduce inequities in early childhood.Offers a forum for the field to come together to frame a set of cogent recommendations for the future. Contributors: Kimberly Boller, Andrew Brodsky, Charles Bruner, Dean Clifford, Julia Coffman, Jeanine Coleman, Harriet Dichter, Sangree Froelicher, Eugene García, Stacie Goffin, Jodi Hardin, Karen Hill Scott, Janice Gruendel, Marilou Hyson, Amy Kershaw, Lisa G. Klein, Denise Mauzy, Geoffrey Nagle, Karen Ponder, Ann Reale, Sue Russell, Diana Schaack, Helene M. Stebbins, Jennifer M. Stedron, Kate Tarrant, Kathy R. Thornburg, Kathryn Tout, Fasaha Traylor, Jessica Vick Whittaker Sharon Lynn Kagan is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy and Co-Director of the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University. Kristie Kauerz is the program director for PreK-3rd Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). “A veritable encyclopedia of ideas on early childhood system building.” —Barbara T. Bowman,Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, Erikson Institute “The key to successful change is continued development of the frames of reference. Both editors have respected the past, listened to the implementers, and provided a context for moving forward. Like efforts to build systems of child development, which we must now link to growth in specific children we know by name, the book ends with robust examples of the work in progress. Sharon Lynn Kagan and Kristie Kauerz don't just talk about the work, they participate in the creation of change.” —Sherri Killins, Ed.D, Commissioner, Department of Early Education and Care, Massachusetts