The Value Of Academic Discourse

Author: Twyla Miranda, Ph.D
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475838549
Size: 14,79 MB
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Understanding the art of academic conversations requires a building of trust, willingness to share, and a mind for critical thinking. Guidance for holding conversations with meaning and doing philosophy with learners is modeled, as well as how implementing classroom and collegial discourse benefits our society.

We Need To Talk

Author: Celeste Headlee
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349416397
Size: 16,41 MB
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Take a moment to consider how many outcomes in your life may have been affected by poor communication skills. Could you have gotten a job you really wanted? Saved a relationship? What about that political conversation that got out of hand at a dinner party? How is it that we so often fail to say the right thing at the right time? In her career as an NPR host, journalist Celeste Headlee has interviewed hundreds of people from all walks of life, and if there's one thing she's learned, it's that it's hard to overestimate the power of conversation and its ability to both bridge gaps and deepen wounds. In We Need to Talk, she shares what she's learned on the job about how to have effective, meaningful, and respectful conversations in every area of our lives. Now more than ever, Headlee argues, we must begin to talk to and, more importantly, listen to one another - including those with whom we disagree. We Need to Talk gives readers ten simple tools to help facilitate better conversations, ranging from the errors we routinely make (put down the smart phone when you're face to face with someone) to the less obvious blind spots that can sabotage any conversation, including knowing when not to talk, being aware of our own bias, and avoiding putting yourself in the centre of the discussion. Whether you're gearing up for a big conversation with your boss, looking to deepen or improve your connection with a relative, or trying to express your child's needs to a teacher, We Need to Talk will arm you with the skills you need to create a productive dialogue.

Conversations That Matter

Author: Margot Sunderland
Editor:
ISBN: 9781903269244
Size: 16,70 MB
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The World Caf

Author: Juanita Brown
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1576752585
Size: 10,64 MB
Format: PDF
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The co-creators of the "World Cafe" use their successful method of promoting conversation and dialogue as a method for promoting meaningful social reform and change within a corporate environment. Original.

Conversations That Matter

Author: DiMaggio
Editor:
ISBN: 9780982160541
Size: 14,49 MB
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Landmark Essays, Volume 2 continues a wonderful journey to the heart of the matter of our lives, to what matters most. It points out what's possible if we step outside of what we know, and recognize and embrace our capacity to bring forth an entirely new possibility for living-not because it is better, but simply because that is what human beings can do. Here, Landmark insights, literary nuggets, and contemporary science are juxtaposed with the stuff of our everyday lives-our unexamined assumptions, our foibles, our brilliance. The 10 authors of this book push boundaries and bring forth what's possible in being human, suggesting that our lives and the way we know ourselves are open to being invented. Authors: Gale LeGassick, Steve Zaffron, Laurel Scheaf, Larry Pearson, Cathy Elliott, Balvinder Sodhi, Jane Wright, Mark Spirtos, Manal Maurice, Barry Grieder.

Landmark Insights Conversations That Matter

Author: Landmark Landmark Worldwide
Editor:
ISBN: 9780692777053
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Getting to the heart of the matter of our lives, to what matters most, this all-in-one book containing Landmark Insights 1, 2, 3, and 4 along with newly published insights, explores what it takes to create a life you love. Illustrated in full color, each insight in this inspiring volume points out what's possible if we step outside of what we know, and recognize and embrace our capacity to bring forth an entirely new possibility for living - not because it's better, but simply because that's what human beings can do. Colorful and inspiring, Landmark Insights beautifully illustrate a world that is mapped by possibility. Immediately applicable and relevant, each of these transformational insights explores what it takes to design our lives. They offer powerful new perspectives leaving us more fully in accord with possibilities in our personal and professional lives as well as in our wider communities of interest.

Ask Powerful Questions

Author: Will Wise
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545322994
Size: 11,35 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What is revealed when you authentically connect with the people around you? In Ask Powerful Questions, Will Wise explains how the questions we traditionally ask are virtually meaningless when it comes to establishing connection. Introducing a set of practical tools for accessing and understanding others by changing the way we ask questions, Will shows how to transform "How are you?-I'm fine, thanks" into a conversation that changes not only how you lead, but who you are as a person. It took years of research, university teaching, and hundreds of client projects for Will to formulate his concept behind the art of asking powerful questions. In his book, Will breaks it down into six simple steps for all of us to be able to understand. The Asking Powerful Questions Pyramid(TM) shows you how to build: Intention Rapport Openness Listening Empathy Business professionals, personal coaches, teachers and anyone in a position of leadership will relate to the personal successes and failures Will shares as he unpacks the art of asking questions that elicit unconventional answers. Powerful questions can be used everywhere: from the board room to the city park, the dinner table to the grocery store. If you want to connect with employees at a team building retreat, hone your leadership skills as a new boss, improve the company culture where you work...this book is for you. If you want to navigate difficult conversations with your spouse or a friend, or practice presence-based listening with your kids...this book is for you. If you want to become a better educator and facilitate an ice breaker conversation with colleagues...this book is for you. Ask Powerful Questions invites the reader on a journey that explores: the clarity of intent, connecting through rapport, creating openness, reflective listening, and empathy. How can we explore the space between ourselves and others, and exchange meaningful perspectives? Just ask-powerfully.

Self Directed Supports And Services

Author: Western Australia. Disability Services Commission
Editor:
ISBN:
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The Art Of Authenticity

Author: Karissa Thacker
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119153549
Size: 19,27 MB
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Leverage your authentic self into a valuable leadership strategy The Art of Authenticity is a guide to becoming a better leader by achieving your best self. All people bring different sides of themselves to various situations. This book will show you how to broaden and deepen your effectiveness by presenting the most appropriate side of yourself. Dr. Karissa Thacker is the management psychologist called on by over two hundred Fortune 500 companies to work with high potential leaders. This book provides you with her expert guidance, based on validated psychological research and artful application of psychological principles to actual business situations, to help you become an authentic leader. You'll learn how to lead through reflection, action, and conscious choice, and how to maintain your guiding principles while effectively leading your team. By replacing habitual reactions with authentic ones, you'll find that you're modeling good behavior and effective decision-making—and that authenticity is contagious. This guide equips you with the tools and skills you need to be the catalyst of positive change your organization needs. How do you remain authentic while being an effective leader? This book argues that the question isn't a duality. Authenticity is the best way to lead, and the only way to maintain sustainable success as an organization. This insightful guide shows you how to find your authentic self, and leverage that into an effective, executable leadership strategy. Become authentic in a way that befits your values Show loyalty, honesty, ethics, and consideration Maintain authenticity in leadership roles Make conscious choices instead of blind reactions Some are born to lead, other must be taught, but all leaders must work to retain their own values and basic sense of self. A simple pause can mean the difference between a knee-jerk reaction and an authentic decision, and the effects ripple throughout your organization. The Art of Authenticity is your guidebook to finding the true authentic leader within, and leading from the inside out for the long haul.

Breaking Through Gridlock

Author: Jason Jay
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626568979
Size: 10,32 MB
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Think about the last time you tried to talk with someone who didn't already agree with you about issues that matter most. How well did it go? These conversations are vital, but too often get stuck. They become contentious or we avoid them because we fear they might. What if, in these difficult conversations, we could stay true to ourselves while enriching relationships and creating powerful pathways forward? What if our divergent values provided healthy fuel for dialogue and innovation instead of gridlock and polarization? Jason Jay and Gabriel Grant invite us into a spirit of serious play, laughing at ourselves while moving from self-reflection to action. Using enlightening exercises and rich examples, Breaking through Gridlock helps us become aware of the role we unwittingly play in getting conversations stuck. It empowers us to share what really matters – with anyone, anywhere – so that together we can create positive change in our families, organizations, communities, and society.