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Catalytic Conversations

Author : Ann C. Baker
ISBN : 9781317475316
Genre : Business & Economics
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In today's increasingly globalized world, it is essential that people of diverse ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds learn to work together and communicate effectively. This book offers a breakthrough approach to recognizing that differences among people are resources for organizations to tap as they strive to anticipate change and adapt rapidly in an unpredictable world. "Catalytic Conversations" provides a conceptual framework for understanding how complex communication patterns of social networks influence, and are influenced by, organizational structures. It discusses how to enhance the quality and viability of groups and organizational life by paying attention to how people talk - and do not talk - to each other. The book distinguishes between conversations that support organizational enhancement and others that inhibit innovation, and explores the complexity of organizational communication in detail.

A New Republic Of The Heart

Author : Terry Patten
ISBN : 9781623170479
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"Terry Patten asserts that we are living at the center of a multidimensional and radical revolution. Recasting current problems as emergent opportunities, he points out humans' natural tendency to evolve during periods of acute crisis and offers creative responses, practices, and conscious conversations for tackling the profound inner and outer work we must do to build an integral future. In this book for seekers and change agents, Terry Patten makes the case that the mounting challenges of our current global crises are being met with an emergent, interconnected revolution that integrates both inner personal growth work with outer awareness, activism, and service. Rather than diagnosing everything that is wrong with our current society, Patten identifies how spiritual and political awakenings are intertwined. He also looks at the range of responses to the crisis--from techno-optimism to ecological activism to survivalism--appreciating the partial truths in them all. Patten explores creative responses, practices, and conscious conversations that, together, will be taking us into an integral and inspiring future. This is a practical book for activists seeking to reframe, reanimate, and reintegrate their work for change"--

The Conversationalist

Author : Russel Verhey
ISBN : 9781424552474
Genre : Religion
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More than news, weather, and sports. When is the last time you had a catalytic conversation with an employee, a colleague, a friend, or a complete stranger? Whether at work, church, a coffee shop, or at home, people everywhere are one conversation away from a life-defining decision. Being truly present during such moments grants you an invitation to greater levels of leadership and friendship along the way.If you don’t have the heart, it limits your capacity.If you don’t have the questions, it limits your access.If you don’t have the discipline, it limits your engagement. The Conversationalist will help you to develop your heart, ask the questions, and engage your relationships—leading yourself and others into life-changing discovery. In an age driven by social media and virtual reality, we need practical tools to help take our relationships to the next level of trust, transparency, and real change for the good. An adventure is waiting for those willing to step forward courageously as a conversationalist.

Transformative Perspectives And Processes In Higher Education

Author : Amber Dailey-Hebert
ISBN : 9783319092478
Genre : Education
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This book aims to provide insight into the complexities confronting higher education today and to highlight tangible opportunities that exist to address such issues. We are in a constant state of flux and higher education needs to respond in more proactive, intentional and innovative ways to remain a relevant cornerstone to society and culture. The editors begin by asking how our collective reality might change if the complexity and uncertainty surrounding us were embraced and leveraged to serve the learner and society as a whole. They invite the reader to explore collaborative approaches to individualized learning pathways, networked learning and a reimagined ecosystem of academia. The chapters are arranged to inform the reader seeking knowledge on how to 1) reshape and redefine the 21st century university, with its evolving role in these transformative times; 2) design and implement courses that address the changing needs of the university and the non-traditional student; and 3) utilize research on innovative strategies with processes that promote organizational learning. The chapters profile the fluid nature of learning as it evolves in higher education and the workplace, often with a blurred line separating the two environments. Exciting ideas related to heutagogy, problem-based learning, innovative constructivist strategies, authentic learning and self-regulated learning all converge in this volume.

The Ashgate Research Companion To Political Violence

Author : Professor Marie Breen-Smyth
ISBN : 9781409471820
Genre : Political Science
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Aimed at scholars and students interested in peace and conflict studies, this companion is a comprehensive resource to the principal debates on political violence. With 27 specially commissioned essays written by leading scholars in the field, this authoritative guide and source book addresses a wide range of issues in a field which is becoming an increasingly important part of courses on peace and conflict.

Strangers In Their Own Land

Author : John E. Roueche
ISBN : 0871172836
Genre : Education
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Drawing from a national survey of community colleges, this book documents trends in the employment and integration of part-time faculty in American community colleges. Chapter 1, "Focusing on the Problems: Part-Time Faculty in American Community Colleges," describes the economic, technological, and demographic imperatives generating the increased employment of part-timers. Chapter 2, "Taking a Wide-Angle Picture: Surveying How American Community Colleges Use Part-Time Faculty," describes the methodology and major findings of the survey. Chapter 3, "Taking the Critical First Steps: Recruitment, Selection, and Hiring," reviews survey and literature review findings regarding the identification and employment of part-time faculty. Chapter 4, "Orientation: Welcome to the Community," reviews survey and literature review findings concerning activities that help part-time faculty become familiar with the college and its students. Chapter 5, "Faculty Development and Integration: Doing the Right Things for the Right Reasons," reviews what is known about the goals and objectives of successful faculty development activities. Chapter 6, "Inspecting the Expectations: Conducting Faculty Evaluation," reviews the essential objectives, components, and measures of effectiveness of faculty evaluations plans that promote growth and development for all faculty. Chapter 7, "Creating the Mosaic for a Common Cause: Putting the Pieces Together," briefly reviews the issues developed throughout the book, surrounding the employment and integration of part-time faculty in American community colleges. Contains the survey instrument and a 14-page bibliography. (KP)

Conversations On Chemistry The Chemistry Of The Most Important Elements And Compounds Authorized Translation By Stuart K Turnbull

Author : Wilhelm Ostwald
ISBN : HARVARD:32044014165971
Genre : Chemistry
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Overheard In New York

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ISBN : 0399534083
Genre : Humor
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A look at New York brings together an updated collection of quips, remarks, exchanges, and conversations overheard on the sidewalks, in the subways, in the stores, and other locales throughout the city.

Systems Thinking For Social Change

Author : David Peter Stroh
ISBN : 9781603585811
Genre : Business & Economics
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Donors, leaders of nonprofits, and public policy makers usually have the best of intentions to serve society and improve social conditions. But often their solutions fall far short of what they want to accomplish and what is truly needed. Moreover, the answers they propose and fund often produce the opposite of what they want over time. We end up with temporary shelters that increase homelessness, drug busts that increase drug-related crime, or food aid that increases starvation. How do these unintended consequences come about and how can we avoid them? By applying conventional thinking to complex social problems, we often perpetuate the very problems we try so hard to solve, but it is possible to think differently, and get different results. Systems Thinking for Social Change enables readers to contribute more effectively to society by helping them understand what systems thinking is and why it is so important in their work. It also gives concrete guidance on how to incorporate systems thinking in problem solving, decision making, and strategic planning without becoming a technical expert. Systems thinking leader David Stroh walks readers through techniques he has used to help people improve their efforts to end homelessness, improve public health, strengthen education, design a system for early childhood development, protect child welfare, develop rural economies, facilitate the reentry of formerly incarcerated people into society, resolve identity-based conflicts, and more. The result is a highly readable, effective guide to understanding systems and using that knowledge to get the results you want.

Mastering The Art Of Creative Collaboration

Author : Robert A. Hargrove
ISBN : IND:30000056779741
Genre : Business & Economics
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Urges the use of creative collaboration to maximize the talents and specialties of diverse people to reach shared goals and solve problems

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