What can make the difference in your life today? How can two people with the same skills and abilities, in the same situation, end up with two totally different outcomes? John C. Maxwell says the difference maker is attitude.
Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
Category: Business & Economics
What can make the difference in your life today? How can two people with the same skills and abilities, in the same situation, end up with two totally different outcomes? Leadership expert John C. Maxwell says the difference maker is attitude. For those who have ever wondered what may be separating them from achieving the kind of personal and professional success they’ve always dreamt of, Dr. Maxwell has some words of insight: “Your attitude colors every aspect of your life. It is like the mind’s paintbrush.” In The Difference Maker, Maxwell shatters common myths about attitude—what it can do for you and what it can’t. Showing you how to overcome the five biggest attitude obstacles, Dr. Maxwell teaches the skills you need to make attitude your biggest asset. Most importantly, you’ll learn not only how to develop an attitude that will have a tremendous impact on career, family, and daily living, but also how to maintain that attitude for the rest of your life.
62 THE DIFFERENCE MAKERS ciations and other ways of linking and informing interested parties also began to evolve, generated in part by difference makers. Hargrave and Van de Ven note that opposing groups also mobilize during this phase ...
Author: Sandra Waddock
Category: Business & Economics
It is not often that we have the opportunity to hear from the early pioneers of a social movement about how it grew and evolved, but that is exactly what this book sets out to do. The Difference Makers tells the stories of 23 entrepreneurs who have been instrumental in developing corporate responsibility; offers an analysis of how CSR has emerged as a key business issue, why it has evolved so quickly, and the visions of its thought leaders. The book examines 23 of the key players who have been instrumental in developing the corporate responsibility movement. They include John Ruggie and the Global Compact, Allen White and the Global Reporting Initiative, John Elkington and SustainAbility, Simon Zadek and AccountAbility, Alice Tepper Marlin and Social Accountability International, Bob Dunn and Business for Social Responsibility, and Joan Bavaria and Ceres – along with many others. The Difference Makers is a history and detailed analysis of how corporate responsibility has emerged as a key political, social, and business issue, why it has evolved so quickly, and what the visions of its thought leaders are for the future. It is essential reading for academics, business people and all those interested in the future of the corporation.
was a difference maker because even though life wasn't what he thought it would be, he continued to worship God. That's what difference makers do. Will you commit to worshiping God all the time? Will you decide now that whatever comes ...
Author: Gregg Matte
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Have you ever wondered if you were made for more? What is our purpose in this life? Can we really make a difference? Pastor and author Gregg Matte believes we can. You were made for more than watching. You have a history-changing, difference-making, life-giving, Spirit-empowered legacy to leave. As Jesus works deeply in you and clearly through you, you will be a difference maker. The first step to being a difference maker is having a difference made in you. Once God has made the gospel difference in your life, you will be ready to go in His name and play your part in changing the world. Are you ready to jump in? Are you ready to make the Difference Maker Declaration?
‘The Difference Makers’ is about unconditional love, friendship, perseverance and triumph. The story unfolds around a group of parents seeking answers for the safety of their children against the backdrop of the news report, published in the autumn of 2007, of premature deaths among people with learning disabilities in the UK. Spearheaded by Emily Beacon, a mother of a child with Down syndrome, the local Down syndrome parents support group, alongside other support groups, worked tirelessly to make sense of what premature deaths mean for them. Every parent was asking two unresolved questions: ‘Could this happen to their child?’ And, ‘What’s the government doing about it?’ Their deep fear about their children’s safety was only made worse by the pervasive silence following the publication. A serendipitous interview by their local radio gave them the platform to voice their inner turmoil. Emily Beacon’s words reverberated across local and national radio stations of the inconceivable agony that parents endured, and of health and social inequalities. A few days following the radio phone-in programmes were aired, the nation witnessed an unprecedented impact. The parents’ audacious call for change was finally answered when the British Prime Minister reached out to them.
 Silence Reading and praying the Scriptures in this way will prepare you for a life that makes a difference. It prepares your soul as you connect to God in deeper ways, and it also prepares you to love others in differencemaking ways ...
Author: M. Scott Boren
Publisher: Baker Books
Christians want to make a difference, but sometimes the ministry bar is raised so high that only those who are "go-getters" can do it. Mission work can look like a drastic life change, unattainable to those who aren't in full-time ministry. So the average church member is left without a mission. Pastor and author M. Scott Boren shows how ordinary Christians can make a huge impact through their everyday lives. Boren teaches church members how to make a difference for God where they are. At work. With friends. In the neighborhood. Mission work doesn't need to be a life-altering event. It can be simply living a life that honors Jesus and points others to him.
The Difference Maker in the Mirror Patty Hendrickson Who are the difference makers in our lives ? Who are the people that magically change our world ? Let me share with you a difference maker that I like to have around .
potential difference-maker—if it were to occur, then my banjo's tone would be brighter than it in fact is, but this has not occurred. However, as we will see, the age of the strings is an actual difference-maker.
Author: Adrian Currie
Publisher: MIT Press
An argument that we should be optimistic about the capacity of “methodologically omnivorous” geologists, paleontologists, and archaeologists to uncover truths about the deep past. The “historical sciences”—geology, paleontology, and archaeology—have made extraordinary progress in advancing our understanding of the deep past. How has this been possible, given that the evidence they have to work with offers mere traces of the past? In Rock, Bone, and Ruin, Adrian Currie explains that these scientists are “methodological omnivores,” with a variety of strategies and techniques at their disposal, and that this gives us every reason to be optimistic about their capacity to uncover truths about prehistory. Creative and opportunistic paleontologists, for example, discovered and described a new species of prehistoric duck-billed platypus from a single fossilized tooth. Examining the complex reasoning processes of historical science, Currie also considers philosophical and scientific reflection on the relationship between past and present, the nature of evidence, contingency, and scientific progress. Currie draws on varied examples from across the historical sciences, from Mayan ritual sacrifice to giant Mesozoic fleas to Mars's mysterious watery past, to develop an account of the nature of, and resources available to, historical science. He presents two major case studies: the emerging explanation of sauropod size, and the “snowball earth” hypothesis that accounts for signs of glaciation in Neoproterozoic tropics. He develops the Ripple Model of Evidence to analyze “unlucky circumstances” in scientific investigation; examines and refutes arguments for pessimism about the capacity of the historical sciences, defending the role of analogy and arguing that simulations have an experiment-like function. Currie argues for a creative, open-ended approach, “empirically grounded” speculation.
prospective understander must do some additional work, asking themselves: What would happen if I removed this difference-maker from the story? Would the derivation still go through? Now, the idealized model. It derives the phenomenon to ...
Author: Stephen R. Grimm
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
What does it mean to understand something? What types of understanding can be distinguished? Is understanding always provided by explanations? And how is it related to knowledge? Such questions have attracted considerable interest in epistemology recently. These discussions, however, have not yet engaged insights about explanations and theories developed in philosophy of science. Conversely, philosophers of science have debated the nature of explanations and theories, while dismissing understanding as a psychological by-product. In this book, epistemologists and philosophers of science together address basic questions about the nature of understanding, providing a new overview of the field. False theories, cognitive bias, transparency, coherency, and other important issues are discussed. Its 15 original chapters are essential reading for researchers and graduate students interested in the current debates about understanding.