The Value of Academic Discourse

Conversations That Matter

Author: Twyla Miranda, Ph.D,Jeffrey Herr

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475838549

Category: Education

Page: 220

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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

How to Have Conversations That Matter

Author: Celeste Headlee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349416397

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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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 Café

Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations that Matter

Author: Juanita Brown,David Isaacs

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1576752585

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

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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.

Ask Powerful Questions

Create Conversations That Matter

Author: Will Wise

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545322994

Category: Communication

Page: 292

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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.

Listen In

Building Faith and Friendship Through Conversations That Matter

Author: Rachael Crabb,Sonya Reeder,Diana Calvin

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830843167

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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Learn how to listen to others more deeply and grow your spiritual friendships.

Conversations That Matter

A Path to Personal and Professional Growth

Author: Lorne Ellingson

Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub

ISBN: 9781425144579

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 201

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This book is about conversations that matter - conversations that help you discover who you are, where you want to get to and how you can best go about getting there.

Conversations That Matter

Insights and Distinctions-Landmark Essays

Author: Nancy Zapolski,Joe DiMaggio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982160541

Category: Attitude

Page: 104

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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.

Surrounded by Geniuses

Author: Alan Gregerman

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402229801

Category: Business

Page: 274

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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.

Retreats That Work

Everything You Need to Know About Planning and Leading Great Offsites

Author: Merianne Liteman,Sheila Campbell,Jeffrey Liteman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118429486

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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Based on the best-selling first edition, this greatly expanded and updated version contains forty-seven new activities, more information about how to design and lead retreats, and additional suggestions for how to recover when things go wrong. A CD-ROM allows you to print out chapters for distribution to key leaders, duplicate templates, and produce handouts for specific exercises. Whether you're planning to lead an offsite retreat for the first time or the ninety-ninth time, this easy-to-use, one-stop resource provides: Step-by-step instructions for leading a wide variety of tested exercises. Insight into establishing effective working relationships with clients. Information on what to include in your retreat designs. Suggestions for encouraging participants to speak up and play an active role. Tools for managing conflict. Guidance on making decisions during a retreat and changing course when necessary. Strategies for developing and implementing action plans. Tips for follow-up so you can keep the change train on track. Order your copy of this practical guide today!

Planning Ideas That Matter

Livability, Territoriality, Governance, and Reflective Practice

Author: Bishwapriya Sanyal,Lawrence J. Vale,Christina D. Rosan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026251768X

Category: Architecture

Page: 422

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Over the past hundred years of urbanization and suburbanization, four key themes have shaped urban and regional planning in both theory and practice: livability, territoriality, governance, and reflective professional practice. Planning Ideas That Matter charts the trajectories of these powerful planning ideas in an increasingly interconnected world. The contributors, leading theorists and practitioners, discuss livability in terms of such issues as urban density, land use, and the relationship between the built environment and natural systems; examine levels of territorial organization, drawing on literature on regionalism, metropolitanism, and territorial competition; describe the ways planning connects to policy making and implementation in a variety of political contexts; and consider how planners conceive of their work and learn from practice. Throughout, the emphasis is on how individuals and institutions -- including government, business, professional organizations, and universities--have framed planning problems and ideas. The focus is less on techniques and programs than on the underlying concepts that have animated professional discourse over the years. The book is recommended for classroom use, as a reference for scholars and practitioners, and as a history of planning for those interested in the development of the field.

Teaching that Matters

Engaging Minds, Improving Schools

Author: Frank Thoms

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475814143

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Teaching that Matters invites principals and teachers to make changes that will allow all students to succeed. By meeting innovative principals and teachers who engage students, this book will help you to learn to change traditional classroom practices into exciting alternatives.

Heikle Gespräche

Worauf es ankommt, wenn viel auf dem Spiel steht

Author: Kerry Patterson,Al Switzler,Joseph Grenny,Ron McMillan

Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3709402522

Category: Law

Page: 240

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Der New-York-Times-Bestseller in der 2. Auflage Ob am Arbeitsplatz, in der Partnerschaft, der Familie oder im Freundeskreis, wir alle kommen hin und wieder in die Lage, heikle Dinge offen ansprechen zu müssen. Aber wer führt schon gern Gespräche, bei denen Meinungsverschiedenheiten, Einwände und Ärger vorprogrammiert sind? Viele Menschen schrecken davor zurück, weil sie nicht wissen, wie sie sich in solchen Situationen richtig verhalten sollen. Genau dabei hilft dieses Buch. Der Bestseller liefert praktische Tipps und Techniken und zeigt nun bereits in der zweiten, überarbeiteten Auflage, wie man schwierige Gespräche konstruktiv meistert und auch über unangenehme Themen gelassen diskutiert.

The Four Conversations

Daily Communication That Gets Results

Author: Jeffrey D. Ford,Laurie W. Ford

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781576759219

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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Talk is powerful. And it isn't just ‘difficult' conversations that matter— the everyday dialogue we have with one another is critical to both personal and organizational success. Packed with sample dialogues and dozens of personal stories, and backed by solid research and the authors' firsthand observations, The Four Conversations describes how to get maximum results from conversations that every one of us must use to get things done: initiative conversations introducing something new, understanding conversations to help people relate to ideas or processes, performance conversations requesting specific actions, and closure conversations that recognize achievements and signal completion of the work. As Jeffrey and Laurie Ford clearly demonstrate, engage in the right conversation at the right time—plan and start each one well, finish every one effectively—and extraordinary things can happen.

Common Grounds

Conversations about the Things that Matter Most

Author: Ben Young,Glenn Lucke

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805426973

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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Staged in a fictional setting, an innovative dialogue-based introduction to essential Christian doctrines.

Nichts ist okay!

Author: Brendan Kiely,Jason Reynolds

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423430400

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Zwei Stimmen, zwei Autoren, schwarz und weiß.. Eigentlich wollte Rashad nur eine Tüte Chips kaufen, doch kaum hat er den Laden betreten, wird er von einem Polizisten brutal niedergeschlagen. Beobachtet hat den Vorfall ein anderer Junge: Quinn, der ausgerechnet mit der Familie des Angreifers befreundet ist. Rashad ist schwarz, der Polizist weiß. Ein weiterer rassistischer Übergriff? Wie so viele? Rashad landet im Krankenhaus, und Quinn steht zwischen den Fronten. Er muss sich entscheiden: Tritt er als Zeuge auf und wird zum Verräter? Oder hält er den Mund und schweigt zu Diskriminierung und Gewalt. Derweil organisieren Rashads Freunde eine Demonstration gegen Rassismus und Polizeiwillkür. Eine Stadt gerät in Ausnahmezustand. Und zwei Jugendliche mittendrin.

Speaking of Economics

How to Get in the Conversation

Author: Arjo Klamer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134158238

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Making sense of economists and their world in a persuasive and entertaining style, Arjo Klamer, the author of a number of influential books including Conversation with Economists and The Consequences of Economic Rhetoric, shows that economics is as much about how people interact as it is about the models, the mathematics, the econometrics, the theories and the ideas that come from the enormous aggregate of economics literature. Knowing and understanding economics requires both bookwork and mingling with other economists. Viewing the subject as a collection of conversations, Klamer examines fundamental disagreements over the nature and purpose of the discipline, addressing how it is that a discipline that so permeates daily life is at once ‘soft’ and scientific, powerful and ignored, noble and disdained and in a reader-friendly style – without eschewing academic methodology demonstrates economics to be a living, breathing discipline rooted in the real world. Whether you are a student, academician, journalist, practising economist or interested outsider, Speaking of Economics will get you interested in a conversation about economics.