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REX MILLER, Bill LATHAM, KEVIN BAIRD AND MICHELLE KINDER
A shocking statistic in education reveals that 70% of K-12 teachers work under chronic stress. This revolutionary new book explains how removing stress from the classroom holds the key to improving education. The book also explains what administrators, teachers, parents, and communities can do to help accomplish a stress-free classroom.
Our education system has been irreversibly disrupted by the COVID virus. The stress on teachers and families is unprecedented. This book was written because we were already on path of a mental health collapse.The current conditions exposes this threat that can no longer be ignored.
For years, the expert voices said “disengagement” was the crucial issue behind poor educational environments and results. Naturally, only massive reform could fix it. But what if the enormous restructuring and expenditures attacked the wrong problem?
WHOLE shows us how to move schools from the age of stress and insecurity to an age of true educational flourishing.
REX MILLER, PHILLIP WILLIAMS, MICHAEL O'NEILL
Organizations face a growing health cost crisis that threatens to swallow profits and drain the vitality of their workforce unless we adopt a radically different approach to workplace health and well-being. The Cleveland Clinic projects that unless we change soon, health costs and taxes will double by 2025!
The book's chapter Stress: Portrait of a Killer was written for today! The acute prolonged stress and trauma caused by the COVID-Recession is expected manifest in ballooning mental health issues that will accelerate chronic disease and rising health cost.
These costs are just the tip of the iceberg. Absenteeism, disengagement, and turnover cost businesses an estimated $1.2 trillion a year. If you are a leader or employee you need to understand how work has become the 5th leading cause of death and what you can do to avoid becoming a tragic statistic that will continue to get worse if we don't pay attention to lessons in this book.
The good news! This book is prepares us for the current COVID fall out and for the future. These strategies significantly improve health and well-being with little or no cost to your company. They do so by using workplace nudges, healthy design and reducing friction points in the workplace.
REX MILLER, MABEL CASEY AND MARK KONCHAR
Why do 70% of employees hate going to work? Why are you better off paying 20% to stay home because of their toxic effect? Why is this tolerated?
In a post-COVID world the workplace becomes a more central character in the safety and productivity of employees.
For 60 years survival rates for companies have dramatically dropped. The COVID virus is one of those sea-change events in history that will new winners and losers. Organizations NEED healthy, happy and engaged employees to bring their best selves to work if leaders want to avoid being left behind or hope to thrive.
We have entered an era of continuous change management. Change is no longer an occasional event but will become our standard operating procedure. In order to adapt to this new reality organizations will need a new way to address their shadow cultures. This book shows you how design and space are a powerful tool for changing culture and creating deeper alignment with an organizations mission and business model.
Our education system was designed for the industrial era and created during the Gutenberg revolution. We live in a Google world. School reform efforts that started in 1955 have failed to improve or reverse the decline of our student scores. Why is this tolerated?
Has COVID's massive disruption to education become the final straw to our languishing paradigm of education? Perhaps this has freed us to reimagine school.
The saddest fact behind our outdated education system is that 70% of teachers are disengaged. How can disengaged teacher engage students in learning. By the 12th grade 60% of students have checked out. 50% of our students are being left behind due to socio-economic reasons or learning differences.
The shutdown of schools and sending120 million students home with little or no plan highlights the fundamental flaws in education that have always been there. We are now forced to reimagine learning in a post-COVID world.
If your school or community is tired of delivering the best 19th century education in the world and wants to transform the learning experience to produce future ready students then this book provides a unique approach to connecting the dots among a diverse collection of positive outliers. This book is becoming an invaluable manual and roadmap for teachers, administrators and community leaders.
Why do 70% of projects come in late and over budget? How can there be up to 50% waste hidden in traditional projects? Why is this tolerated?
For over 70 years the construction industry has been the only industry to lose productivity each and every year. For more than ten years Rex Miller has been breaking through our old thinking and continued defense of a failed status quo by demonstrating how trust-based project teams consistently outperform all other approaches.
Make sure you get a copy of this international award winning book. If you are tired of the status quo or want to transform your next capital project this book will become your number one resource. My promise is that you will go back to it over an over, quote it and share copies with others. It has been a key catalyst to an emerging trust-based revolution.
What will church be like in a post COVID world? Have we seen a permanent disruption to the "main event" model of church? What will it take to remain relevant and resilient as the world becomes more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Is this the shift when the distributed digital world overtakes the centralized Gutenberg paradigm of church?
Rex Miller takes a deep and unique examination of four distinct eras of church history birthed by new forms of communication and the fresh wineskins they created. He then asks, “What will today’s wineskins look like as we move deeper into a digital and interactive era of communication?”
If your church has followed the same tradition, form or practice for more than twenty years then you will want to read this book. Rex Miller provides a window into the future and a road map to rethink and reframe your faith community. Institutions, like wineskins become brittle, inflexible, leak and fall apart.