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Transformative Conversations

Transformative Conversations Book
Author : Peter Felten,H-Dirksen L. Bauman,Aaron Kheriaty,Edward Taylor
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-02-21
ISBN : 1118421299
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Praise for Transformative Conversations "In the 'superstorm' of writings about the crisis in highereducation this little gem of a book stands out like a mindfulnessbell. It calls us back to the only thing that trulymatters—the energy and wisdom buried in the minds and heartsof dedicated educators." —Diana Chapman Walsh,president emerita, Wellesley College; trustee emerita, AmherstCollege; member of the MIT Corporation "This book is revolutionary! It is about transforming the veryessence of higher education through the power of authenticconversation, knowing that as the people within the institutionevolve, the institution will transform." —Patricia andCraig Neal, The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement inMeetings, Gatherings, and Conversations; founders, HeartlandInc. "This is a radical story about how to create a more intimate andrelational culture inside the halls of higher education.... forthose who long for higher education to return from the abyss ofsiloed isolation to its original charter as a cooperative learninginstitution committed to developing the whole person in service ofthe common good." —Peter Block, FlawlessConsulting and Abundant Community Transformative Conversations offers guidance to helpreaders create and sustain Formation Mentoring Communities, wherefaculty, staff, and administrators can speak openly and honestly tothe heart of their work as educators and human beings.

Agile Conversations

Agile Conversations Book
Author : Douglas Squirrel,Jeffrey Fredrick
Publisher : IT Revolution
Release : 2020-05-12
ISBN : 1942788665
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A successful digital transformation must start with a conversational transformation. Today, software organizations are transforming the way work gets done through practices like Agile, Lean, and DevOps. But as commonly implemented as these methods are, many transformations still fail, largely because the organization misses a critical step: transforming their culture and the way people communicate. Agile Conversations brings a practical, step-by-step guide to using the human power of conversation to build effective, high-performing teams to achieve truly Agile results. Consultants Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredrick show readers how to utilize the Five Conversations to help teams build trust, alleviate fear, answer the “whys,” define commitments, and hold everyone accountable.These five conversations give teams everything they need to reach peak performance, and they are exactly what’s missing from too many teams today. Stop focusing on processes and practices that leave your organization stuck with culture-less rituals. Instead, unleash the unique human power of conversation.

Transformative Conversations

Transformative Conversations Book
Author : Ada Gonzalez
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-05-07
ISBN : 9780692401484
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book Transformative Conversations is a superb resource to any leader, or coach, who is working to improve their leadership. This book provides practical tools and guidance to transform your communications by helping you create deeper understanding and meaning. The text is full of effective illustrations, stories, examples, helpful exercises and even prescriptive guidance on specifically what to say to facilitate participation, collaboration, dialogue and handle certain difficult situations. This is far from the first book written that deals with the dynamics of dialogue and effective communication. What is special about this book is the way Dr. Ada weaves wisdom from many sources into a useful flow that informs the reader about not only why this is a valuable subject, it gives clear guidance on how to pull it off. If you want to know how dialogue helps to balance the amount of listening and asserting occurring between people at work, and how to ignite engagement and commitment to accomplishing business priorities, this book provides instructions on both.

Conversation Transformation Recognize and Overcome the 6 Most Destructive Communication Patterns

Conversation Transformation  Recognize and Overcome the 6 Most Destructive Communication Patterns Book
Author : Ben Benjamin,Amy Yeager,Anita Simon
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2012-02-24
ISBN : 0071772103
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the New York Post's Top 10 Best Career Books of 2012 Repair communication breakdowns on the spot and drive positive results in every conversation Failed conversations can take a heavy toll on our professional and personal lives, threatening to damage relationships, erode trust, and make it impossible to resolve conflicts, reach decisions, or achieve mutual understanding. Conversation Transformation gives you practical guidelines for managing the six most common (and aggravating) conversation killers: yes-buts, mind-reads, negative predictions, leading questions, complaining, and verbal attacks. Each skill-building chapter guides you through a three-step process for replacing unconstructive habits with more effective responses: AWARENESS Learn to recognize an ineffective communication pattern the instant it occurs ACTION Use specific new strategies to turn the conversation in a better direction PRACTICE Engage in repeated, structured practice to turn those actions into new habits Praise for Conversation Transformation: “Devastatingly insightful . . . provides the practical coaching you need to change old habits and transform your interactions.” —SHEILA HEEN and DOUGLAS STONE, bestselling authors of Difficult Conversations ”An invaluable resource . . . filled with simple tools and fixes to improve communication skills, exactly the skills that can make us all more effective in politics, business, and life.” —SENATOR JOHN F. KERRY “Practical, inspiring, and powerful. You will never look at your conversations the same way again.” —SUZANNE BATES, bestselling author of Speak Like a CEO and Discover Your CEO Brand

Co Active Coaching

Co Active Coaching Book
Author : Henry Kimsey-House,Karen Kimsey-House,Phillip Sandahl,Laura Whitworth
Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
Release : 2011-08-05
ISBN : 1857889061
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When Co-Active Coaching was first released in 1998, this pioneering work set the stage for what has become a cultural and business phenomenon and helped launch the profession of coaching. Published in more than ten languages now, this book has been used as the definitive resource in dozens of corporate, professional development and university-based coaching programs as well as by thousands of individuals looking to elevate their communication, relationship and coaching skills. This fully revised third edition of Co-Active Coaching has been updated to reflect the expanded vision of the newly up.

Simplifying Coaching How to Have More Transformational Conversations by Doing Less

Simplifying Coaching  How to Have More Transformational Conversations by Doing Less Book
Author : Claire Pedrick
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Release : 2020-12-07
ISBN : 0335249086
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Claire stimulated a desire to know more about how to use existing skills in new and simplified ways. An altogether great book.”—Clive Avril, Executive Coach and Mentor (ACC) “This is the kind of book that, after reading, you will want to have nearby for easy reference and reminders. I suspect that the well-worn pages will be a symbol of the book’s lasting contribution to coaching – and to transformational conversations. A clear, concise summation of coaching that will benefit the new and the seasoned coach alike.” —J. Val Hastings, MCC and President of Coaching4TodaysLeaders and Coaching4Clergy Fundamentally, coaching is about enabling someone to feel heard and to access new insights into their own life. But how can you facilitate someone else’s thinking when you don’t know what they already know? It is almost impossible to remember models and questions whilst giving your companion your full attention at the same time. Coaching simply means that you can listen and notice more, getting quickly to the heart of the conversation. Whether you are brand new to coaching, are a trained coach who has lost confidence, or have many years’ experience coaching at a senior level, this deeply practical book will teach you how to: • Do less so that your companion can do more • Understand why saying what you see is more useful than listening to any particular story • Put boundaries around a conversation, making it more effective for your companion and easier for you • Tailor how you sit and how you speak to allow a collaborative environment • End any conversation in partnership Tailored to help the practising coach, this deeply practical book is nonetheless useful for anyone who has conversations with people. Claire Pedrick has been coaching for over 30 years. A coach, mentor coach and coaching supervisor, she trains managers, leaders and experienced coaches across multiple sectors to reap the benefits of working more simply. Claire is the Founding Partner of 3D Coaching.

Conversations with the Womb

Conversations with the Womb Book
Author : Giuditta Tornetta
Publisher : Archway Publishing
Release : 2014-07-25
ISBN : 1452515638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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" "Warning: this book is NOT a new-age self-help softy. Perhaps it's the subject that initially enchanted me. I personally wish I had thought of having a Conversation with MY Womb! Giuditta Tornetta did think of it, and she rendered her trailblazing idea into a book that is at once practical, and a wildly esoteric page-turner. " -Midwife Robin Lim, 2011 CNN Hero, International Alexander Langer Award Recipient. "Conversations with the Womb is a guide back to yourself. It is time for this material to inspire and influence today's woman." -Kelly Brogan MD, Holistic Women's Health. "Conversations with the Womb is a treasure. A perfect way to connect with the profound wisdom we all carry inside." -Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause. Often referred to as the well-spring of creation, the womb is the epicenter of a woman's relationship to the divine. Conversations With the Womb is a provocative rediscovery of ancient feminine power. Using the Nine Chakras of Creation as a road map to transforming one's personal history, women are encouraged to begin a profound and ongoing conversation with their most primal organ. Unburdened by their histories the immense creative force within the womb can be harnessed to manifest our heart's desire."

Conversation Friendship and Transformation

Conversation  Friendship and Transformation Book
Author : Jennifer Constantine Jackson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-12-08
ISBN : 1317159845
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Conversation is the central spiritual exercise in philosophical and theological reflection on language and love. Groundbreaking in its interdisciplinary approach, Conversation, Friendship and Transformation invites readers to an exploration of theological reflection on conversation and friendship as transformative ways of knowing self, others and God. Contemporary contributions in the areas of rhetorical theory, friendship studies, and gender collaboration provide a fruitful lens through which conversation as discourse may be understood as a pathway for theological inquiry. Augustine’s De doctrina christiana and Confessions manifest a foundational example of reflection on the nature of language and love in the context of basic questions of Christianity and culture. Two texts from the medieval tradition are brought forth to confirm and develop Augustine’s contributions. The Letters of Heloise and Abelard have received substantial scholarly attention from the work of medievalists, historians and literary critics, but require more intentional theological reflection about the relation between the truths of the Christian faith and the collaborative participation of men and women. Thomas Aquinas’ discussion of oratio in the Summa Theologiae is presented for the first time as a pivotal treatise in this profoundly influential text in the history of Western thought.

Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead Book
Author : Brené Brown
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2018-10-09
ISBN : 0399592520
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us! NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start. Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? In this new book, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions of readers have come to expect and love. Brown writes, “One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It’s learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It’s why we’re here.” Whether you’ve read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or you’re new to Brené Brown’s work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.

Leading Transformative Change Collectively

Leading Transformative Change Collectively Book
Author : Petra Kuenkel,Elisabeth Kuhn,Dominic Stucker,Douglas F. Williamson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-11-09
ISBN : 1000281248
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book directly helps decision-makers and change agents in companies, NGOs, and government bodies become more proficient in transformative, collaborative change in realizing the SDGs. This practitioner’s handbook translates a systemic – and enlivening – approach to collaboration into day-to-day work and management. It connects the emerging practice of multi-stakeholder collaboration to easily understandable models, tools, and cases. Numerous, concrete cases not only bring this methodology to life, but also help identify the challenges and avoid common mistakes. The book can be used as a guide to apply a breakthrough approach for navigating the complexity of stakeholder systems, designing results-oriented process architectures, ensuring the success of cross-sector change initiatives, and enlivening collaboration ecosystems for SDG implementation. It is designed to enhance high quality stakeholder engagement, dialogue, and collaboration. A must-read, the book sets a new standard for the collaborative implementation of Agenda 2030 and is a foundational guide for leading sustainability transformations collectively to achieve climate change mitigation, social integration, equitable value chains, and broad sustainability challenges.

Embodying Integration

Embodying Integration Book
Author : Megan Anna Neff,Mark R. McMinn
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2020-03-31
ISBN : 0830831886
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Representing two generations of counselor education and practice, Megan Anna Neff and Mark McMinn provide practitioners with a fresh look at integration in a postmodern world. Modeling how to engage hard questions, they consider how different theological views, gendered perspectives, and cultures integrate with psychology and counseling.

My Princess Boy

My Princess Boy Book
Author : Cheryl Kilodavis
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-01-11
ISBN : 144243063X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A heartwarming book about unconditional love and one remarkable family. Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He’s a Princess Boy. Inspired by the author’s son, and by her own initial struggles to understand, this heartwarming book is a call for tolerance and an end to bullying and judgments. The world is a brighter place when we accept everyone for who they are.

Fierce Conversations

Fierce Conversations Book
Author : Susan Scott
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN : 9780425193372
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Shows how to make the most of conversations by communicating clearly and forcefully, offering advice on how to overcome barriers to meaningful conversation, confront tough issues, and leverage new skills for frictionless debate.

First Among Equals

First Among Equals Book
Author : Patrick J. McKenna,David H. Maister
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-12-11
ISBN : 1471108694
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Managing people when you're not their boss is a challenge, particularly in professional service firms where, increasingly, top professionals are being tapped to lead their peers. Now Patrick McKenna and David Maister provide a 'play book' for professionals trying to be both a team member and coach. In industies ranging from banking and insurance to law and engineering, as well as in research labs and software companies, management responsibility is increasingly delegated - ususally without guidance - to those who head up smaller teams of professionals. FIRST AMONG EQUALS speaks directly to those who have gone from focusing on their own performance to being a group manager in charge of leading others. From understanding the group leader role to setting terms of reference and effectively dealing with talented prima donnas, McKenna and Maister present a thorough introduction to managing and orchestrating talent.

The Handbook of Transformative Learning

The Handbook of Transformative Learning Book
Author : Edward W. Taylor,Patricia Cranton
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-05-29
ISBN : 0470590726
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Handbook of Transformative Learning The leading resource for the field, this handbook provides a comprehensive and critical review of more than three decades of theory development, research, and practice in transformative learning. The starting place for understanding and fostering transformative learning, as well as diving deeper, the volume distinguishes transformative learning from other forms of learning, explores future perspectives, and is designed for scholars, students, and practitioners. PRAISE FOR THE HANDBOOK OF TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING "This book will be of inestimable value to students and scholars of learning irrespective of whether or not their emphasis is on transformative learning. It should find its way to the reference bookshelves of every academic library focusing on education, teaching, learning, or the care professions." —PETER JARVIS, professor of continuing education, University of Surrey "Can there be a coherent theory of transformative learning? Perhaps. This handbook goes a long way to answering this question by offering a kaleidoscope of perspectives, including non-Western, that consider the meaning and practice of transformative learning." —SHAUNA BUTTERWICK, associate professor, University of British Columbia "This handbook will be valuable and accessible to both scholars and practitioners who are new to the study of adult education and transformative learning and to more seasoned scholars who seek a sophisticated analysis of the state of transformative learning thirty years after Mezirow first shared his version of a then-fledgling theory of adult learning." —JOVITA ROSS-GORDON, professor and program coordinator, MA in Adult Education, Texas State University

The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us Book
Author : Betty Pries
Publisher : MennoMedia, Inc.
Release : 2021-08-17
ISBN : 1513808702
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Engage conflict to strengthen connections and build understanding. Conflict is inevitable. But rather than approaching conflicts as threats or problems to be solved, what if we could see our disagreements as opportunities for personal growth? Could our differences push us toward developing healthier relationships and communities? In The Space Between Us, facilitator and mediator Betty Pries gently guides readers toward seeing discord as an opportunity for positive change and a way to build resilience. Rooted in the conviction that conflict can strengthen our relationships and deepen our self-knowledge, Pries offers practical skills for engaging conflict and casts a vision for a more joy-filled future. To get here, Pries plumbs the depth of both conflict theory and contemplative spirituality, proposing a vision for engaging conflict in new and life-giving ways. Rooted in Christian practices of mindfulness, connecting with our most authentic selves, and deep listening to uncover new possibilities, this book offers new ways forward in the face of interpersonal and organizational conflicts.

Reading Picture Books with Children

Reading Picture Books with Children Book
Author : Megan Dowd Lambert
Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
Release : 2015-11-03
ISBN : 1580896626
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A new, interactive approach to storytime, The Whole Book Approach was developed in conjunction with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and expert author Megan Dowd Lambert's graduate work in children's literature at Simmons College, offering a practical guide for reshaping storytime and getting kids to think with their eyes. Traditional storytime often offers a passive experience for kids, but the Whole Book approach asks the youngest of readers to ponder all aspects of a picture book and to use their critical thinking skills. Using classic examples, Megan asks kids to think about why the trim size of Ludwig Bemelman's Madeline is so generous, or why the typeset in David Wiesner's Caldecott winner,The Three Pigs, appears to twist around the page, or why books like Chris Van Allsburg's The Polar Express and Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar are printed landscape instead of portrait. The dynamic discussions that result from this shared reading style range from the profound to the hilarious and will inspire adults to make children's responses to text, art, and design an essential part of storytime.

Becoming a Student Ready College

Becoming a Student Ready College Book
Author : Tia Brown McNair,Estela Bensimon,Michelle Asha Cooper,Nicole McDonald,Thomas Major, Jr.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-06-27
ISBN : 1119119537
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Boost student success by reversing your perspective on college readiness The national conversation asking "Are students college-ready?" concentrates on numerous factors that are beyond higher education's control. Becoming a Student-Ready College flips the college readiness conversation to provide a new perspective on creating institutional value and facilitating student success. Instead of focusing on student preparedness for college (or lack thereof), this book asks the more pragmatic question of what are colleges and universities doing to prepare for the students who are entering their institutions? What must change in an institution's policies, practices, and culture in order to be student-ready? Clear and concise, this book is packed with insightful discussion and practical strategies for achieving your ambitious student success goals. These ideas for redesigning practices and policies provide more than food for thought—they offer a real-world framework for real institutional change. You'll learn: How educators can acknowledge their own biases and assumptions about underserved students in order to allow for change New ways to advance student learning and success How to develop and value student assets and social capital Strategies and approaches for creating a new student-focused culture of leadership at every level To truly become student-ready, educators must make difficult decisions, face the pressures of accountability, and address their preconceived notions about student success head-on. Becoming a Student-Ready College provides a reality check based on today's higher education environment.

Participatory Research in More than Human Worlds

Participatory Research in More than Human Worlds Book
Author : Michelle Bastian,Owain Jones,Niamh Moore,Emma Roe
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2016-12-01
ISBN : 1317340884
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Socio-environmental crises are currently transforming the conditions for life on this planet, from climate change, to resource depletion, biodiversity loss and long-term pollutants. The vast scale of these changes, affecting land, sea and air have prompted calls for the ‘ecologicalisation’ of knowledge. This book adopts a much needed ‘more-than-human’ framework to grasp these complexities and challenges. It contains multidisciplinary insights and diverse methodological approaches to question how to revise, reshape and invent methods in order to work with non-humans in participatory ways. The book offers a framework for thinking critically about the promises and potentialities of participation from within a more-than-human paradigm, and opens up trajectories for its future development. It will be of interest to those working in the environmental humanities, animal studies, science and technology studies, ecology, and anthropology.

Higher Education in Liquid Modernity

Higher Education in Liquid Modernity Book
Author : Marvin Oxenham
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-28
ISBN : 1135080232
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based in sociologist Zygmunt Bauman’s theory of liquid modernity, this volume describes and critiques key aspects and practices of liquid education--education as market-driven consumption, short life span of useful knowledge, overabundance of information--through a systematic comparison with ancient Greek paideia and medieval university education, producing a sweeping analysis of the history and philosophy ofeducation for the purpose of understanding current higher education, positing a more holisitic alternative model in which students are embedded in a learning commutity that is itself embedded in a larger society. If liquid modernity has left a vacuum where, according to Bauman, the pilot’s cabin is empty, this volume argues that no structure is better positioned to fill this vacuum than the university and outlines a renewed vision of social transformation through higher education.