Professional Development for Teachers


Professional Development for Teachers
Do you need some ideas for professional development ideas for teachers? We have some great ideas for you from Simple Truths. These books and movies are great resources for workshops, meetings, and continuing education. Teachers need to be reenergized and motivated. These tools will help you plan your next training session.


10 book Attitude is Everything Desktop Collection

Go platinum with our all new desktop cubes. This Attitude is Everything collection features everything you and your team needs to be motivated for success.
•A well rounded collection of Simple Truths best-selling books all with DVD movies, packaged in a handsome platinum color showcase organizer all new for 2010! •Get one for each office branch, store location or district office. Often times the very best ideas come from you, our customer. We heard from businesses and school districts who love our desktop collection and wanted a smaller 10 book collection that they could send to multiple store locations and schools. Our customers also love the desktop organizer case, so this 10 book set has it's very own platinum "cube" desktop organizer that delivers on "Wow" factor.

The case has a small footprint of only 7 3/4" cubed, so you can easily keep your collection nearby on your desktop, credenza or coffee table.

This great collection is not only good for your own personal growth; it also makes a great gift for any key member of your team and/or your best customers. The books and the DVDs will provide a source of knowledge and inspiration for years to come and believe me, they will be impressed and you will stand out from the crowd when you give this gift to your very best customers.

10 book Attitude is Everything Desktop Collection - $129.00

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The 2011 Desktop Collection
Format: 20 hard cover gift books Includes 16 DVDs Packaged in 7"x13" showcase organizer Top of case: laminated smudge-free gold finish Bottom of case: black matte finish w/ gold foil embossed lettering
•212 the Extra Degree •The Dash •Learning to Dance in the Rain •Finish Strong •The 100/0 Principle •The Power of Attitude •The Strangest Secret •What it Takes to be #1 •Pulling Together •Eat That Frog •If Life is a Game...These are the Rules •Finding Joy •The Power of Kindness •The Butterfly Effect •The Richest Man in Town •Sandbox Wisdom •Secrets of the World Class •The Simple Truths of Service •Simple Truths of Appreciation •Charging the Human Battery
•A well rounded collection of Simple Truths best-selling books and DVD movies, packaged in a handsome showcase organizer all new for 2011! •Enjoy an instant library of Simple Truths books and movies for your home, office or library. Includes newer releases like If Life is a Game...These are the Rules and The Power of Kindness. We've gathered 20 of our top titles along with their DVDs and packaged them into a beautiful library showcase organizer. Save 35% off the single copy price of these books when purchasing the desktop collection.

Constructed of high quality and lightweight material, you will definitely want to proudly display your inspirational collection for all to see. The top of the case is laminated with a smudge-free beautiful gold finish and the inside case is coated with a black matte finish and gold embossed lettering.

The case has a small footprint of only 7" x 13" so you can easily keep your collection nearby on your desktop, credenza or coffee table. With 18 diverse titles to choose from, it's the perfect resource for finding great quotes, inspirational stories and getting a quick shot of inspiration whenever you need one.

This great collection is not only good for your own personal growth; it also makes a great gift for any key member of your team and/or your best customers. The books and the DVDs will provide a source of knowledge and inspiration for years to come.


2011 Desktop Collection - $199.00

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Change is Good... You Go First Format: Hardcover gift book 110 pages, 6.75" square
By Mac Anderson & Tom Feltenstein
•This book will help you and your team manage change...not have it manage you! •Shake up the status quo in your organization! Filled with real life stories from top companies who dared to say "No" to business as usual, and ultimately succeeded. •Kick off your meeting theme or leadership retreat with the book's 21 ways to inspire change. •Recommended reading for any organization who wants to stand out from the competition and develop new ways of thinking about how to succeed in today's economic times. Deciding to make changes is the easy part. Getting your people on board is much more difficult! This creative book will help you inspire your team to embrace change and realize change can be good!

Change is Good...You Go First is a creative book that will help you inspire your team to embrace change and realize change can be good!

Best selling author, Mac Anderson (over 2 million of his books have sold) and Tom Feltenstein, highly successful marketing consultant to the hospitality industry, have teamed up to write an unforgettable book on inspiring change in your organization. It's a must read for every manager in your company! Listed below is a sampling from the 21 chapters:

•Change What Needs Changing, Not What's Easy •Forget for Success •Re-Recruit Your Best People •Remove Barriers •Keep your Focus on the Customer •Simplify Your Message •Stand With Them, Not Above Them •Measure Results •Set the Stage for Innovation •Pull the Weeds "This book presents nuggets of leadership wisdom in an unforgettable way!"-Peter Walts, President, Centropy Group

We invite you to preview this book.

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•Every manager, CEO, school administrator and principal should read this book. •Effective, passionate leadership requires many things. In this book, we break it down to 10 essential steps. •Leaders are like magnets. Their magnetic field is invisible but is responsible for the most notable property of a magnet: a force that pulls and attracts or repels. Which type of magnet are you?

Light a match in a dark room and watch as the light instantly overcomes the darkness. Observe the power and grace of that single, solitary flame dancing with life. Now light several candles or kindle a fire and experience the added warmth and comfort extending from that first, vulnerable flame through others. This is the heart and soul of leadership-the essence of inspiring others.

John J. Murphy, author of our best-selling book on teamwork, Pulling Together, follows up this best-seller with a leadership book like no other. Leading With Passion, 10 Rules For Inspiring Others will help you will find that not only are you performing better has a leader, but your team is sharing your vision and following your lead to ultimate success.

People have debated for many years about the single most important characteristic or "ingredient" for leadership. The same endless debate might take place if we were to ask what the single, most important factor for chocolate cake is. Clearly, there is an argument for chocolate. There is also a good argument for eggs, flour, sugar, water and an assortment of other factors, including oven temperature and time in the oven. In fact, if any essential ingredient is missing or out of balance, the cake is vulnerable. It isn't everything it could be.

Effective, passionate leadership requires many things. In this book, we cover ten essentials. Combine these key factors and you have a means to inspire and lead with passion.

Simple Truths philosophy: There is one thing in life that took me a long time to learn, and that's... less is almost always more. This "simple truth" is the foundation on which our company was built. I wanted to create beautiful gift books that anyone can read in less than thirty minutes. To make each book special, we focused on three things: Great content, Great graphics, Great packaging to create a "wow effect"

We also chose not to offer our books in any bookstores or any retail outlets, to make it even more special as a gift.

Satisfied customers are our #1 priority, so I encourage you to give us feedback on how we're doing. If we ever disappoint you, I hope you'll let us know, and we will do everything we can to make it right. Teamwork,

Pulling Together w/Free Dvd - $15.95

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•10 Rules to simplify your life and live with less stress. •Each of these 10 short chapters will give you concrete tools on how to simplify your life and relieve stress. •David Zerfoss, leads The Zerfoss Group which consults "think tanks," major corporations and entrepreneurs and is the former President of Husqvarna Professional Products.

Here's something that'll stop and make you think: Did you know that your stress is really your choice?

That's a liberating concept because if stress is a choice, you can choose not to have it. Our newest book by David Zerfoss will show you the way with his ten rules to simplify your life.

Many of us hurry through life going from one place to the next, focused on conquering the next mountain, making the next deal, running the next errand, and believing we will never have enough time to do all the things we need to get done.Yet, there is all the time in the world if we just realize we are the creators of this life we choose to live.

I know you are thinking "my work has expectations to meet, "My family runs at 110mph"... whatever your stress is, David can show you how you are choosing stress. It doesn't mean you will get less done. David will show you a different way of approaching life that will reduce your stress with out affecting your productivity.

If you feel like your stress levels are off the charts, author david Zerfoss has a new perspective for you that can change your life. Stress is a Choice, provides ten rules that provide an inspired road map to simplifing your life...and to choose less stress.

Simple Truths philosophy: There is one thing in life that took me a long time to learn, and that's... less is almost always more. This "simple truth" is the foundation on which our company was built. I wanted to create beautiful gift books that anyone can read in less than thirty minutes. To make each book special, we focused on three things: Great content, Great graphics, Great packaging to create a "wow effect"

We also chose not to offer our books in any bookstores or any retail outlets, to make it even more special as a gift.

Satisfied customers are our #1 priority, so I encourage you to give us feedback on how we're doing. If we ever disappoint you, I hope you'll let us know, and we will do everything we can to make it right.

Stress Is A Choice - $15.95

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•Learn the importance of humor, good habits, leading with values, hiring great people and more. The keys to successful leadership are presented in an unforgettable way. •Use for your next leadership meeting or retreat. We've done the work for you- play the movie then have break out sessions to discuss the leadership topics most relevant to your group. With great photography, inspirational quotes and stories to reinforce each point, Mac Anderson shares what he has learned about leadership in his 30 years as a successful entrepreneur. Mac is the founder of Simple Truths and Successories, the leader in employee motivation and recognition products. He is also the founder of McCord Travel, one of the largest travel companies in the Midwest. His accomplishments in these different industries provide some insight into his passion and leadership skills. The Essence of Leadership will provide knowledge and inspiration to any manager in a leadership role.

Here is a sampling of the 27 chapters in this book:

•Develop a Service Attitude •Think Change •Aim for the Heart •Manage Your Energy •Reinforce Core Values •Understand the "Soft Stuff" •Walk a Mile in Their Shoes •Your Customers Must Come Second "A lot of leaders can talk the talk, but Mac has walked the walk. I've known him for over ten years and he's one of the most genuine and down-to-earth people you'll ever meet."— Mike Singletary, Speaker/Author/Coach, Hall of Fame – Chicago Bears


The Essence of Leadership with FREE DVD - $15.95

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•Stop Procrastinating! If you want to get organized, if you want to simplify your life, the answer is read ... Eat That Frog! •"Eat That Frog!" cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management in 21 practical steps. •Give this book to every member of your team! Wouldn't everyone love to learn how to manage their time better and accomplish their goals? •An international best seller - Eat that Frog! - has sold over 500,000 copies, learn why... There's an old saying that says..."If the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is eat a live frog, then nothing worse can happen for the rest of the day!" Brian Tracy says that your "frog" should be the most difficult item on your things to do list, the one where you're most likely to procrastinate; because, if you eat that first, it'll give you energy and momentum for the rest of the day. But, if you don't...and let him sit there on the plate and stare at you while you do a hundred unimportant things, it can drain your energy and you won't even know it.

In Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy, he cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline and determination. In 21 practical steps, he will help you stop procrastinating and get more of the important tasks done...today! Here is a sampling of what you'll learn in this book:

•Set the Table •Apply the 80/20 Rule to Everything •Practice Creative Procrastination •Focus on Key Result Areas •Apply the Law of 3 •Identify Key Restraints •Slice and Dice the Task •Single Handle Every Task Brian is one of America's leading authorities on development of human potential. He speaks to over 250,000 people a year and has written over 25 books. Eat That Frog! is an international best seller, with over 500,000 copies sold. We're pleased to say, however, that Simple Truths has taken a great book, and well...made it better! How? We've made it a little shorter; a little more engaging with great graphics; a little more "giftable" with an embossed hard cover, and of course, packaging that creates a "wow" effect! In short, we've turned a great book into a great gift for employees, customers, friends and family.

"You'll love this book! Brian Tracy has written a classic on time management that is loaded with unconventional wisdom!"- Mac Anderson, Founder, Simple Truths


Eat That Frog! with FREE DVD - $15.95

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Details: Finish Strong Teen Athlete Audio download 10 pack

Included in this set: A 10 pack codes to access our 160 minutes of motivational audio Narrated by Dan Green.

•A cost-effective way to give your team the motivational audio set by Dan Green - 10 digital downloads. •Dan Green, author of Finish Strong and Finish Strong Teen Athlete brings his powerful message to life in this one-of-kind-audio series. Organized with 18 inspirational tracks with high energy soundtrack. •This audio series is designed to compliment the Finish Strong Teen Book OR stand alone as it's own inspirational series. When used in conjunction with the book, each audio track aligns with a corresponding chapter in the book, creating an auditory and visual learning experience. It's perfect for creating a high performance curriculum. Each week Coaches can assign your players read a chapter (about 4 minutes) and listen to the audio track(about 6 minutes). Then gather the team each week to discuss the principle. To see the coaches pack which includes 10 books with DVDs, click here. •Each Audio download is given to you on a card with a unique code. Simply login as directed on the card, enter the unique code and you are set to unlock premium content and the audio series. •Additional online content includes videos, wallpapers, posters, goal sheet and more.

Dan Green is a popular speaker and author with a passion for Finishing Strong in everything he does. In 2008, his first book,Finish Strong teen Athlete, Amazing Stories of Courage and Inspiration, was published and has since sold more than 100,000 copies world-wide. In the spring of 2009, the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints gave a copy of Finish Strong to every player and coach. The Finish Strong Mantra was adopted by the New Orleans Saints as their motivational platform and proved to be a guiding force on their way to winning Superbowl 44.

Now Dan Green has created an Audio series and book with the young athlete in mind. Not only will Finish Strong Teen Athlete guide them in their athletic endeavors but more importantly it will train them to win at the game of life!

Click here to Sample the Audio CD of this 160 minute package. Wonderful for coaches to play chosen tracks before a practice or game. Parents, this makes a wonderful gift for your student athlete who is serious about becoming a top-performer. Even better, it helps train them for the game of life.

To add on additional Finish Strong Teen Athlete books with DVD for your players, click here.

Finish Strong with FREE DVD - $15.95

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•Learn the ten principles for high performance teams that are critical for the success of your business, school or organization. •Create an environment that values and rewards teamwork. •Have each member of your team read this book and then discuss how each rule applies to your own organization. - Your chances of "pulling together" will be greatly improved! It's easy for any organization to say...."we value teamwork." However, saying it, versus committing to the principles to grow it, can be 2 different things. And that's what Pulling Together is all about! Author John Murphy presents the ten rules for high performance teams in an engaging way that every person in your organization can understand. John is a highly recognized author (7 books), speaker and management consultant who has helped some of the world's leading organizations create environments that value and reward teamwork. He's also appeared on over 400 radio and television stations and his work has been featured in 50 newspapers nationwide.

Here's how you and your organization can use this little book:

•Clarify expectations and foster accountability •Build more focus, unity, trust and credibility with your team •Align people and systems, reducing friction and accelerating work flow •Mobilize commitment and generate enthusiasm •Create more balance and harmony within your team •Pull together and experience the extraordinary power of teamwork Mac Anderson said this about John Murphy and Pulling Together:

"John Murphy has written a classic on the #1 key to any organization's success....Pulling Together. Every person in your company should read it."


Pulling Together w/Free Dvd - $15.95

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•Recently one of our clients shared their success with instilling the 212º philosophy through out their organization. Click here to download the full report. •Learn how the 212 approach to life will impact your business and your life •Use the 212 movie to open your next team meeting and give the book as a meeting takeaway •Recommended reading for team building, personal development, sports teams and schools. At 211º water is hot. At 212º, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. The one extra degree makes the difference. This simple analogy reflects the ultimate definition of excellence. Because it's the one extra degree of effort, in business and life, that can separate the good from the great. This powerful book by Sam Parker and Mac Anderson gives solid examples of how to incorporate the 212º philosophy into all aspects of your life - at work, with friends and as a parent. Great quotes and great stories illustrate the 212º concept in a memorable format. A warning… once you read it, it will be hard to forget.

We invite you to preview this book, and view the short DVD movie included with it.

A customer success story to share:

BCS Financial Makes A Dramatic Shift

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Over the course of 2 years, BCS Financial was able to create a true breakthrough in their cultural alignment. During this time they focused on five critical areas of their culture: Leadership, Core Values, Quality of Process, Actions Leading Plans and Organic Ownership. BCS utilized the Denison Group to assist them through the change measurement process. To paraphrase the results of the study by Denison Group, on a scale of one to ten, with ten being perfect organizational alignment, BCS Financial was able to shift from a 2 to a 9 - a 350% shift.

212° SuperUTRAIN w/ Gift Book & DVD


"Heart of a Teacher" •A perfect gift to recognize the importance of teachers in our community. •Filled with stories and poems that will grab your heart and not let go. Paula Fox has written a beautiful book that captures the essence of the Heart of a Teacher. Paula has a degree in special education and 35 years experience teaching all ages from preschool through adult. Here's what Mac Anderson, the Founder of Simple Truths said:

"If you're a teacher, or, if like me, your life was greatly influenced by a teacher...you're going to love this book! The inspirational stories about teachers who made a difference, the photographs, the quotes and Paula's beautiful original poems, make this a gift that any teacher will treasure forever."

This beautiful book makes a wonderful holiday gift, or birthday gift, for anyone who has chosen to spend their life teaching. Order your copy of Heart of a Teacher today!

Heart Of A Teacher w/free Dvd

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Mac Live ~A Live Speech on DVD - $49.99

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What are your goals?



Motivational Sampler Set - $49.95

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Goals, The 10 Rules for Achieving Success

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Action learning



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