The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills

The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for

A manual for building a faster brain and a better you!The Little Book of Talent is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills—your skills, your kids’ skills, your organization’s skills—in sports, music, art, math, and business. The product of five years of reporting from the world’s greatest talent hotbeds and interviews with successful master coaches, it distills the daunting complexity of skill development into 52 clear, concise directives. Whether you’re age 10 or 100, whether you’re on the sports field or the stage, in the classroom or the corner office, this is an essential guide for anyone who ever asked, “How do I get better?”Praise for The Little Book of Talent“The Little Book of Talent should be given to every graduate at commencement, every new parent in a delivery room, every executive on the first day of work. It is a guidebook—beautiful in its simplicity and backed by hard science—for nurturing excellence.”—Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit “It’s so juvenile to throw around hyperbolic terms such as ‘life-changing,’ but there’s no other way to describe The Little Book of Talent. I was avidly trying new things within the first half hour of reading it and haven...

  • Brand: Bantam
  • ASIN: 034553025X

CliftonStrengths for Students: Your Strengths Journey Begins Here

CliftonStrengths for Students: Your Strengths Journey Begins

CliftonStrengths for Students — which includes a unique access code to take the CliftonStrengths assessment — helps students discover and develop their strengths and reach their potential.Discover and Develop Your Strengths — in College and Beyond College is a chance for you to start fresh. You get to learn and grow in ways that will amaze you. You get to write your own story. So what do you want your college story to be? As a student, you have the opportunity every day to search for patterns in your actions, learn from them and use them to make the most of your life experiences, now and in the future. To do that, you need a solid understanding of where and when you’re at your best: your strengths. CliftonStrengths for Students will help you discover and develop your strengths — and reach your full potential. This book includes an access code to take the CliftonStrengths assessment. After you take the assessment, you’ll get a list of your top five themes of talent, which are the themes you lead with. Once you know what your leading themes are, you can begin to turn them into strengths. CliftonStrengths for Students will also give you suggestions for developing and using your strengths in college and in the real world. If you understand and apply your strengt...

  • Brand: Gallup Press
  • ASIN: 1595621253

The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance

The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love

The best-selling classic that helps children thrive today and experience a special future tomorrow. Now revised, updated, and enhanced for a new generation!Children of every age long for the gift of “the blessing” — the unconditional love and approval that come from a healthy relationship with their parents. This life-changing gift, essential for instilling a deep sense of self-worth and unshakable emotional well-being, contains five essential elements: meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching high value, picturing a special future, and an active commitment.Offering solid, practical advice and a fresh perspective on making this gift a bigger part of our families, The Blessing powerfully communicates these biblically based elements as necessary to prepare children for positive future relationships, including their relationship with a loving God.But what if we’ve missed out on the blessing in our own lives? The book includes hope for “reversing the curse” and helps readers find blessing in situations of divorce, death, desertion, adoption, and blended families. New to this updated edition are practical ideas, questions, exercises, and links for online resources — plus practical advice for planning a blessing event for a child, preparing a written keepsake blessin...

  • Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.
  • ASIN: 0849946379

Coaching Volleyball For Dummies

Coaching Volleyball For

Your hands-on guide to coaching youth volleyball Have you been asked to coach a youth volleyball team? This friendly, practical guide helps you grasp the basics and take charge on the court. You get expert advice on teaching key skills to different age groups, running safe and effective practices, helping struggling players, encouraging good sportsmanship, and leading your team with confidence during a match. Lay the groundwork for a great season — develop your coaching philosophy, run an effective preseason meeting, and get up to speed on the rules and terminology of the sport Build your team — size up the players, find roles for everyone to succeed in, and coach all different types of kids Teach the basics of volleyball — from serving and passing to setting, attacking, and blocking, instruct your players successfully in all the key elements Raise the level of play — teach more advanced offensive and defensive skills and keep your kids' interest in volleyball going strong Make the moms and dads happy — work with parents to ensure a successful and fun season Score extra points — keep your players healthy and injury free, resolve conflicts, and coach a volleyball club team Open the book and find: Clear explanations of the game's fundamentals An assortment...

  • ASIN: 0470464690

Coaching Youth Volleyball - 4th Edition (Coaching Youth Sports Series)

Coaching Youth Volleyball - 4th Edition (Coaching Youth

Fun, safety, and effective instruction are the focus of the fourth edition of Coaching Youth Volleyball, helping you create an environment that promotes learning, cultivates a love of the game, and motivates your athletes to come out year after year. Numerous coaching books present the skills and drills of volleyball. But here's a book that teaches you how to convey those skills to your athletes in an engaging and positive manner. Coaching Youth Volleyball's focus on teaching volleyball skills through gamelike drills sets it apart from the current lineup of volleyball coaching books. And it's the only one recommended by and written with the expertise of USA Volleyball's Coaching Education Department. Ideal for coaches of players aged 14 and under, the fourth edition includes 18 drills and 32 coaching tips that are sure to jump-start your practices. This new edition also adds-two new chapters on coaching individual volleyball skills and coaching the transitions and alignments of the game; -important age-group modifications regarding ball size, net height, player positions, and court dimensions for three age groups (6– to 9-year-olds, 10– to 11-year-olds, and 12– to 14-year-olds) and for team play in 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, or 6v6 competition; -court diagrams to help you quickly an...

  • Brand: Human Kinetics
  • ASIN: 0736068201

The Talk: What Your Kids Need to Hear from You About Sex

The Talk: What Your Kids Need to Hear

View our feature on Sharon Maxwell's The Talk.A groundbreaking resource to help jump start an ongoing discussion between parents and teens about sex and sexuality Internet chat rooms, boy/girl sleepovers, reality TV . . . there’s more to “the talk” than ever before. Faced with a culture that pushes our kids to be “sexy” before puberty begins, how do we explain the power of sexuality in a way that promotes healthy, age-appropriate behavior? The Talk is a breakthrough resource for parents and educators that prepares kids for a hypersexualized world and lays the foundation for ethical sexual behavior that can guide our children from elementary school through college. Using real-life situations, Dr. Sharon Maxwell demonstrates how dramatically the world of preteen and teen sexual exploration has changed. She helps parents think through the message they want to give to their kids about sexual behavior, and how that message must evolve as their kids get older. Focusing on the importance of love and intimacy, Dr. Maxwell helps parents define their values about sex and gives concrete ways to share those values with teens. The Talk shows parents how to: *Set family guidelines for safe Internet use *Address the social power that comes from looking sexy, and the personal respon...

  • Brand: Maxwell, Sharon, Ph.D.
  • ASIN: 158333310X

Toilet Training in Less Than a Day

Toilet Training in Less Than a

From two noted learning specialists, here is the amazing, scientifically proved Azrin-Foxx method that teaches potty training quickly—in less than four hours for the average child.The classic guide used by millions of parents! Make potty training a total success—in only a few hours! After that rewarding learning period, he or she will willingly use the toilet without assistance or a reminder! Also inside is a wealth of information on related topics, including: • Unexpected benefits—your child's newfound pride and independence can increase eagerness to feed and dress him- or herself, and improve responsiveness to parental instruction • Pre-training techniques every parent should know • Bed-wetting problems—and how this method can help end them • Happy children, happy parents—how mastering potty training benefits the whole family, increasing parents' personal time and deepening the parent-child connection. With more than 2 million copies sold, Toilet Training in Less Than a Day is the one guide you'll need to make this significant transition a rewarding and pleasurable experience—for both you and your toddler!

  • Color: Multicolor
  • Brand: Simon & Schuster
  • ASIN: 0671693808
  • UPC: 787721883814

Identity: Youth and Crisis (Austen Riggs Center Monograph)

Identity: Youth and Crisis (Austen Riggs Center

Identity: Youth and Crisis collects Erik H. Erikson's major essays on topics originating in the concept of the adolescent identity crisis. Identity, Erikson writes, is an unfathomable as it is all-pervasive. It deals with a process that is located both in the core of the individual and in the core of the communal culture. As the culture changes, new kinds of identity questions arise―Erikson comments, for example, on issues of social protest and changing gender roles that were particular to the 1960s. Representing two decades of groundbreaking work, the essays are not so much a systematic formulation of theory as an evolving report that is both clinical and theoretical. The subjects range from "creative confusion" in two famous lives―the dramatist George Bernard Shaw and the philosopher William James―to the connection between individual struggles and social order. "Race and the Wider Identity" and the controversial "Womanhood and the Inner Space" are included in the collection.

  • Brand: Erikson, Erik H.
  • ASIN: 0393311449

Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible

Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace

Now in paperback, the self-published success that provides guidance for women in identifying and transforming one of the most challenging emotions of our lives Self-help authors rarely distinguish between anger and rage, but Ruth King has devoted her career to exploring the subtle varieties of this emotion. In Healing Rage, she gives all readers access to her pioneering, breakthrough program, which has already changed thousands of lives through workshops nationwide. Written for every woman?from counselors and their patients to those who may not realize that rage is at the root of their unhappiness and have just begun to seek new paths of hope?Healing Rage is a unique invitation for transformation.

  • ASIN: 1592404065

Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love From His Extraordi nary Son

Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby,

A heartwarming, intimate and amusing memoir of a father's experience raising his autistic son. When Tom Fields-Meyer's son Ezra was three and showing early signs of autism, a therapist suggested that the father needed to grieve. "For what?" he asked. The answer: "For the child he didn't turn out to be." That moment helped strengthen the author's resolve to do just the opposite: to love the child Ezra was, a quirky boy with a fascinating and complex mind. Full of tender moments and unexpected humor, Following Ezra is the story of a father and son on a ten-year journey from Ezra's diagnosis to the dawn of his adolescence. It celebrates his growth from a remote toddler to an extraordinary young man, connected in his own remarkable ways to the world around him.

  • ASIN: 0451234634
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