Turning To One Another

Autor: Margaret J. Wheatley
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781576751459
File Size: 75,24 MB
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Discusses the power of conversation and the conditions--simplicity, personal courage, listening, and diversity--that support it and explains how such conversations can lead to essential social change on both a local and global scale.

A Simpler Way Large Print 16pt

Autor: Margaret J. Wheatl Myron Kellner-Rogers
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458756777
File Size: 78,18 MB
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So begins A Simpler Way, an exploration of a radically different world view that will reshape how we think about organizing all human endeavor. Margaret J. Wheatley and coauthor Myron Kellner-Rogers explore the question: ''How could we organize human endeavor if we developed different understandings of how life organizes itself?'' They draw on the work of scientists, philosophers, poets, novelists, spiritual teachers, colleagues, audiences, and their own experience in search of new ways of understanding life and how organizing activities occur. A Simpler Way presents a profoundly different world view that can change how we live our lives and how we can create organizations that thrive. A Simpler Way explores fundamental new beliefs about organizations and life. Like Leadership and the New Science, this new book is rooted in science but breaks new ground by developing insights from literature, spiritual teachings, and direct experience. The authors challenge many assumptions about life, organizations, and change, while providing inspiration and guidance for readers on their own journey to a simpler way to organize their endeavors. The authors describe a new paradigm of life as self-organizing and coevolving, drawing on sources that support modern science but predate its findings by thousands of years. They examine five major themes-play, organization, self, emergence, and coherence-each grounded in both the science and philosophy of a world that knows how to organize itself. Each theme is explored in depth, and then applied to how we think about human organizations. The book begins and ends with photo essays, providing visual imagery that recalls readers to their own experience with a world that is creative, playful, and self-organizing. Written in a relaxed, poetic, and inviting style, the book welcomes the reader into this exploration of a new way of being in the world, one which can give us increased organizing capacity and effectiveness with less of the stress that plagues us now.

Leadership And Self Deception

Autor: Arbinger Institute
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427087865
File Size: 44,66 MB
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This edition tackles the issue of self-deception and provides methodologies to help people overcome it.

Dialogue

Autor: Glenna Gerard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 9780471174660
File Size: 68,67 MB
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Explores conversation as a way to promote collaboration, partnership, community, and shared learning, and offers strategies and exercises for applying dialogue techniques in a work environment

Raymond S Room

Autor: Dale DiLeo
Publisher: Training Resource Network Incorporated
ISBN: 9781883302559
File Size: 62,39 MB
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Thirty years ago, as a young man working at a facility for children with autism, Dale DiLeo was shown a tiny, hot, and smelly bedroom. Reserved for those least trusted by staff, this room was lockedfrom the outsideall night long. It was named after Raymond, the rooms perennial resident.Raymonds Room makes a compelling case that people with disabilities are still locked away from the rest of society. They may not be housed in rooms like Raymonds, but they are placed in facilities and programs run by a public monopoly unwilling to change. Using research, anecdotes, humor, and engaging stories, DiLeo takes aim at the billion-dollar disability industrial complex that segregates people with significant disabilities from mainstream life. Calling people with disabilities societys hidden citizens, he describes a system that prevents people from working and living in their communities, despite techniques and approaches that can help even those with the most serious challenges work and have a home of their own. For 230 pages, DiLeo describes the downsides to current practices in the field and then offers up proven alternatives to open Raymonds room.

The Joy Of The Gospel

Autor: Pope Francis
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0553419544
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The perfect gift! A specially priced, beautifully designed hardcover edition of The Joy of the Gospel with a foreword by Robert Barron and an afterword by James Martin, SJ. “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus… In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis This special edition of Pope Francis's popular message of hope explores themes that are important for believers in the 21st century. Examining the many obstacles to faith and what can be done to overcome those hurdles, he emphasizes the importance of service to God and all his creation. Advocating for “the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned,” the Holy Father shows us how to respond to poverty and current economic challenges that affect us locally and globally. Ultimately, Pope Francis demonstrates how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, “to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small.” Profound in its insight, yet warm and accessible in its tone, The Joy of the Gospel is a call to action to live a life motivated by divine love and, in turn, to experience heaven on earth. Includes a foreword by Robert Barron, author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith and James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage From the Hardcover edition.

Engaging Emergence

Autor: Peggy Holman
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1605095214
File Size: 55,76 MB
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What's Possible Now? Change is everywhere these days—at times it seems like barely controlled chaos. Yet within this turmoil are the seeds of a higher order. When a new system arises from the ashes of the old, science calls the process “emergence.” By engaging it, you can help yourself and your organization or community to successfully face disruption and emerge stronger than ever. In this profound, award winning (2011 Nautilus Gold medal winner) book, Peggy Holman offers principles, practices, and real-world stories to help you work with compassion, creativity, and wisdom through the entire arc of change—from disruption to coherence. You'll learn what to notice, what to explore, what to try, and what mindset opens new possibilities. This work can be challenging but also tremendously rewarding. It enables new and unlikely partnerships and develops breakthrough projects. You become part of a process that transforms the culture itself. “Very useful in giving structure and form to ways of dealing with the unpredictable and volatile way the world comes at us. A powerful antidote to the change management illusion that the future can be driven, engineered, managed, and drilled.” —Peter Block, author of Community “A dance manual for how to move gracefully with the disruption, uncertainty, and mystery that are part of life's rhythms, how to welcome interruption and discontinuity as opportunities for creativity, community, and greater capacity.” —Margaret J. Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science “Provides practical advice for orchestrating conflict and moving through discomfort to reach a new coherence." —Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky, cofounders of Cambridge Leadership Associates and coauthors of Leadership on the Line and The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

Breaking Through Gridlock

Autor: Jason Jay
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626568960
File Size: 43,93 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.

Creating Leaderful Organizations

Autor: Joseph A. Raelin
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609944623
File Size: 47,98 MB
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The times demand a new style of leadership. Employees today are highly trained and independent-they can offer much more to an enterprise than simply their obedience. And with the relationship between worker and organization constantly changing, no one person will likely be able to lead alone. Creating Leaderful Organizations presents a paradigm of leadership tailored to our times, one that is based on mutual-rather than heroic-leadership. It is not merely consultative, with leaders graciously allowing followers to participate in leadership, nor is it a stewardship approach in which the leader occasionally steps aside to allow others to take over temporarily. It is a revolutionary new approach that transforms leadership from an individual property to a collective responsibility. Raelin details how "leaderful" practice can accomplish the critical processes of leadership more effectively than any existing approach. And using actual examples from leading-edge organizations, he offers practical guidance for assessing your own and others' leaderful predisposition, preparing for leaderful practice, distributing leadership roles, and dealing with resistance to change.

40 Days Of Dating

Autor: Jessica Walsh
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613127154
File Size: 49,70 MB
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When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story since it was launched in July 2013. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since. Note: 40 Days of Dating has a special binding that allows it to open very flat by attaching the endpapers to the inside covers.