Conversations That Matter

Author: Margot Sunderland
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ISBN: 9781903269244
Size: 13,35 MB
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We Need To Talk

Author: Celeste Headlee
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349416397
Size: 15,46 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.

The World Caf

Author: Juanita Brown
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1576752585
Size: 14,82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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: 360 Forward (Firm)
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Size: 16,30 MB
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Ask Powerful Questions

Author: Will Wise
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545322994
Size: 18,28 MB
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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.

Conversations On Mind Matter And Mathematics

Author: Jean-Pierre Changeux
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691004051
Size: 16,80 MB
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Do numbers and the other objects of mathematics enjoy a timeless existence independent of human minds, or are they the products of cerebral invention? Do we discover them, as Plato supposed and many others have believed since, or do we construct them? Does the physical world actually obey mathematical laws, or does it seem to conform to them simply because physicists have increasingly been able to make mathematical sense of it? Does mathematics constitute a universal language that in principle would permit human beings to communicate with extraterrestrial civilizations elsewhere in the universe, or is it merely an earthly language that owes its accidental existence to the peculiar evolution of neuronal networks in our brains? Jean-Pierre Changeux, an internationally renowned neurobiologist, and Alain Connes, one of the most eminent living mathematicians, find themselves deeply divided by these questions. Why order should exist in the world at all, and why it should be comprehensible to human beings, is the question that lies at the heart of these remarkable dialogues.

Listen In

Author: Rachael Crabb
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830897658
Size: 19,77 MB
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2015 Readers' Choice Award Winner We all know how discouraging it can be to share our story with someone who's not really listening. Being engaged in a conversation, just like friendship, is about so much more than simply talking. How can we use words to connect with each other in ways that can do deep and lasting good? How do we have conversations that matter? In these pages Dr. Larry Crabb s wife Rachael and two of her friends in ministry take up this question in a creative and informative way, providing model dialogues with one another exploring the deep issues of their lives. You will be intrigued and informed by learning from their journeys, but most importantly you will learn how you can start similar conversations with your friends. Reflection and discussion questions provide a guide for you to think about how the themes of these chapters relate to the themes of your own life journey. This makes an ideal book for small groups of women as well as for triads or pairs to read and discuss together. Along the way you will learn new listening skills as well as learning about yourself and your friends. Come along and listen in.

Open Book Cape Town

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Faith Talk

Author: Robert J. McCarty
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ISBN: 9781641210164
Size: 13,27 MB
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Surrounded By Geniuses

Author: Alan Gregerman
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402229801
Size: 10,59 MB
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In Surrounded by Geniuses, Dr. Alan Gregerman presents a revolutionary guide to personal, professional, and organizational success based on two powerfully simple ideas.