(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). Ten songs from Barbra's Grammy-nominated tribute album to her close friends, songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman. Contains: Alone in the World * I'll Never Say Goodbye * Nice 'n' Easy * The Same Hello, The Same Goodbye * So Many Stars * Solitary Moon * Something New in My Life * That Face * What Matters Most * The Windmills of Your Mind. Includes moving prefaces written by both Barbra and the Bergmans.
Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman
Author: Barbra Streisand
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Belief can exist in isolation, but faith requires a relationship Why wade in the shallows of belief when you can plunge into the depths of faith? Belief involves a different way of thinking, but faith brings about a new way of living. It grows through direct experience and a close relationship, both of which come as you follow Jesus. As Christians we often talk about developing a “personal relationship” with Christ, but instead of pursuing a relationship, we pursue knowledge. We are tempted to place confidence in our definite, settled beliefs, which offer a pale substitute for the daily adventure of an honest relationship with Jesus. In What Matters Most, Leonard Sweet presents a challenging and compelling approach to belief that is joined by dynamic engagement with God. You are invited to explore the uncharted regions of faith by following Jesus, completely on his terms. Once you begin, you will never go back to mere belief. From the Trade Paperback edition.
How We Got the Point but Missed the Person
Author: Leonard Sweet
An argument that choice-based, process-oriented educational assessments are more effective than static assessments of fact retrieval. If a fundamental goal of education is to prepare students to act independently in the world--in other words, to make good choices--an ideal educational assessment would measure how well we are preparing students to do so. Current assessments, however, focus almost exclusively on how much knowledge students have accrued and can retrieve. In Measuring What Matters Most, Daniel Schwartz and Dylan Arena argue that choice should be the interpretive framework within which learning assessments are organized. Digital technologies, they suggest, make this possible; interactive assessments can evaluate students in a context of choosing whether, what, how, and when to learn. Schwartz and Arena view choice not as an instructional ingredient to improve learning but as the outcome of learning. Because assessments shape public perception about what is useful and valued in education, choice-based assessments would provide a powerful lever in this reorientation in how people think about learning. Schwartz and Arena consider both theoretical and practical matters. They provide an anchoring example of a computerized, choice-based assessment, argue that knowledge-based assessments are a mismatch for our educational aims, offer concrete examples of choice-based assessments that reveal what knowledge-based assessments cannot, and analyze the practice of designing assessments. Because high variability leads to innovation, they suggest democratizing assessment design to generate as many instances as possible. Finally, they consider the most difficult aspect of assessment: fairness. Choice-based assessments, they argue, shed helpful light on fairness considerations.
Choice-Based Assessments for the Digital Age
Author: Daniel L. Schwartz,Dylan Arena
Publisher: MIT Press
The celebrated author of Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life delivers a unique look at happiness, sharing a Jungian approach to finding a fearless, authentic path. Why are we here? What is the meaning of existence? What truly matters the most in life? To even begin to answer these questions, we must start by exploring our own internal ideals, values, and beliefs. Presenting the unique perspective of respected analyst and author James Hollis, Ph.D., What Matters Most helps readers learn to appreciate (even be amazed by) events unfolding within, even as the external world creates constant struggles. Taking a fresh look at the concept of happiness, Hollis uses a warm, accessible tone to encourage readers to learn to tolerate ambiguity, embrace growth rather than security, respect the power of Eros, engage spiritual crises, and acknowledge the shadow of mortality. Providing inspiring wisdom and personal reflections to address our deepest worries, What Matters Most yields far more than mere self-help clichés. Instead, Hollis guides readers in uncovering the heart of the matter, discovering what it means to truly live life to its fullest, most meaningful state—as fully engaged citizens of the world.
Living a More Considered Life
Author: James Hollis
Maya’s Green Tip for the Day: Recycled fashion is one of the most fun ways to go green. A pair of jeans could be transformed into a denim skirt. A sweater into a vest. A bunch of old ties into a dress. A blanket into a poncho. Accessorize it in new way–with beads, buttons, appliqués, buckles, stencils, or ribbons…your imagination is only the limit. (65 words) Sixteen-year-old Maya Stark has a lot to sort through. She could graduate from high school early if she wants to. She’s considering it, especially when popular cheerleader Vanessa Hartman decides to make her life miserable–and Maya’s ex-boyfriend Dominic gets the wrong idea about everything. To complicate matters even more, Maya’s mother will be released from prison soon, and she’ll want Maya to live with her again. That’s a disaster waiting to happen. And when Maya plays her dad’s old acoustic guitar in front of an audience, she discovers talents and opportunities she never expected. Faced with new options, Maya must choose between a “normal” life and a glamorous one. Ultimately, she has to figure out what matters most. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Melody Carlson
Category: Young Adult Fiction
The author explores existential angst, dissatisfaction, and spiritual emptiness in this far-sighted guide to adjusting life's priorities and values.
The Power of Living Your Values
Author: Hyrum W. Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
For more than sixteen years, Jeffrey Hollender has presided over Seventh Generation, a world leader in manufacturing environmentally friendly, nontoxic household products. What Matters Most illuminates the successful practices of Seventh Generation-and many other pioneering companies around the world-to demonstrate the pragmatic aspects of a corporate strategy that hardwires social and environmental concerns into the company's culture, operating systems, and business relationships. It shows business leaders how to assess their own company's performance, adopt a socially responsible approach to doing business, and embark on a path of long-term growth. "Jeffrey Hollender...has shown that doing the right thing does pay off both in terms of building a brand that generates great customer loyalty and a business that has consistently generated superior growth." -Ben Cohen, Founder, Ben & Jerry's "What Matters Most stands out for its moderate and thoughtful analysis of a controversial issue.... Hollender is a voice of reason in today's important debate on corporate responsibility." -Soundview Speed Reviews
How a Small Group of Pioneers Is Teaching Social Responsibility to Big Business, and Why Big Busines
Author: Jeffrey Hollender
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
teaching for America's future : report of the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future
'A manifesto for twenty-first-century leadership packaged in a fun and engaging story. Buy this book and get it in the hands of everyone in your company' Darren Hardy, publisher, Success magazine Ben is a young manager who has been charged with persuading 500 employees to agree to a merger. Facing an impossible battle, he seeks the advice of an old friend, who introduces him to eccentric Aunt Elle. In the week leading up to the crucial employee vote, Aunt Elle teaches Ben about the power of influence and positive persuasion. Ben also meets with the company's top executives, coming back with a new leadership lesson each time. Ben finally learns the critical principle so many people in power fail to grasp: it's not about me, it's about you. Written with a light touch and filled with practical advice, this book will resonate with all who aspire to influential leadership.
A Little Story About What Matters Most In Business
Author: John David Mann,Bob Burg
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Business & Economics
What matters most? We can be forever hoping that the latest self-help programme or spiritual formula or personal re-invention will somehow kick-start our life and make it worth living. But what if the real treasure lay right here all along, buried within the lovely ordinariness of our everyday life? This book will not help to you to get rich quick, or to become a Zen master, or to lose weight in 30 days... but it will help you to remember What Matters Most - through a creative and accessible spirituality that helps us to see what’s good, positive and infinite about everyday life, and to live more potently within it, right where we are. This is a book about transformed lives - change starts with us. And then it spreads.
Findind spiritual treasure in everyday life
Author: Brian Draper
Publisher: Lion Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
From #1 bestselling author of Spare Change and The Twelfth Child comes…What Matters Most. A heartwarming story of acceptance and coming to grips with the reality of change. A Royal Palm Literary Award Winner. Louise Palmer is a settled-down person. A woman who wants nothing more than to remain in the same house until the day she dies. So, when her husband, Clay, announces an intention to quit his job and move to Florida, her life is thrown into a turmoil of mixed emotions and strained loyalties. Torn between Clay’s desire for “the good life” and the lifelong friendships of her quilting club, Louise struggles with what to do…until her best friend suggests a scheme to thwart the move. Before she discovers the truth of what matters most, a marriage will be tested, family relationships will fall apart and the friendships Louise tried to hold on to will change dramatically.
Memory House Collection
Author: Bette Lee Crosby
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
What if we taught young people that they can measure success by how they follow Christ rather than by how much money they make or where they go to college? In What Matters Most, University of Notre Dame theology professor Leonard J. DeLorenzo urges youth ministers, teachers, and parents to help young people redefine success in light of their call to discipleship—completely saying yes to God. In Luke's account of the Annunciation, Mary offers a true model of discipleship for young people to follow. Her example will empower them to make choices about how to live their lives as a courageous yes to God in everything they choose—just as she did. DeLorenzo, who served as the long-time director of Notre Dame Vision—a program designed to help young Catholics find their true calling as disciples of Jesus—shows how Mary exhibited four habits that will guide young people to make important life decisions: Listen carefully and practice patience. Remember who we are and what we value most. Respond with compassion to choices we face. Embrace sacrifice for the sake of love. DeLorenzo includes personal stories from his experience as a father and working with youth and young adults with spiritual wisdom to equip teachers, mentors, pastoral ministers, and parents to reexamine the way they encourage and help form young Catholics approaching significant life choices such as college and jobs. He presents ways to remedy spiritual deficits in these young people created by cultural realities such as the fast pace of tech-driven lives and the looming pressure to succeed with worldly accomplishments.
Empowering Young Catholics for Life's Big Decisions
Author: Leonard J. DeLorenzo
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Our most precious resource is our relationship with our clients?not our products, not our strategies, not our techniques. When people commit their lives, their futures, and their money into our hands, they are giving us a sacred trust. We value them as individuals and treat them with respect, integrity, and care. That?s a "purpose-centered alliance." Like an arch?s keystone that provides stability to all the other stones, this kind of relationships gives structure and direction to everything we do. When people are convinced we care about their goals and dreams, they will trust us with more of their assets. Then we?ll have the privilege of fulfilling their dreams?and ours, too.
Build a Purpose-Centered Alliance with Your Clients to Fulfill Their Dreams, and Yours, Too!
Author: Jim Munchbach,Patrick Springle
Category: Financial planners
The 10th-anniversary edition of the New York Times business bestseller-now updated with "Answers to Ten Questions People Ask" We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day-whether dealing with an underperforming employee, disagreeing with a spouse, or negotiating with a client. From the Harvard Negotiation Project, the organization that brought you Getting to Yes, Difficult Conversations provides a step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success. you'll learn how to: · Decipher the underlying structure of every difficult conversation · Start a conversation without defensiveness · Listen for the meaning of what is not said · Stay balanced in the face of attacks and accusations · Move from emotion to productive problem solving From the Trade Paperback edition.
How to Discuss What Matters Most
Author: Douglas Stone,Bruce Patton,Sheila Heen