solitude 97 teams 100–1 time for 69, 189–92 Thinking Environment 18–21, 196–7 dreams 240–9 families 228–37 health 198–210 love relationships 221–7 organizations 99–139 politics 217–20 schools 211–16 Thinking Partnerships 19 ...
Author: Nancy Kline
Publisher: Hachette UK
Most people think they listen well, but they rarely do - not at this level. Listening this way is a radical act. The power of effective listening is recognised as the essential tool of good management. In this book, Nancy Kline describes how we can achieve this, and presents a step-by-step guide that can be used in any situation. Whether you want to have more productive meetings, solve business problems, create bold strategies, or build stronger relationships, this book offers you a new world of possibilities. From blue chip companies developing high-powered teams to individuals seeking personal growth, a Thinking Environment has come to mean transformation of the highest quality.
If you regard the person thinking as your thinking Equal, regardless of any power differential between you, they will think ... If you genuinely Appreciate people five times more than you criticize them, they will think more clearly and ...
Author: Nancy Kline
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
The follow-on to the bestselling Time to Think and Living with Time to Think. - 'As we make sense of change in the 21st century, a deep understanding of the Thinking Environment should be part of every leadership development programme. It intrinsically values the contribution and humanity of each person, and drives team effectiveness. Its power is evident in higher quality relationships, as well as in shorter, smarter meetings. Bravo!' - Rosemary Grant, Statutory Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical UK The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first. The leaders, professionals, parents and teachers who understand this are at the top of their fields and inspire some of the finest independent thinking in their environments. In More Time to Think, Nancy Kline shares ten effective ways to help people think for themselves with rigour, imagination, courage and grace. From learning that the mind works best in the presence of a question (so never be afraid to risk being wrong) and that a key factor in the quality of a person's thinking is how they are treated by the people with them while they are thinking, to the importance of appreciation and of facing what you have been denying, Nancy Kline shows how to create a successful Thinking Environment, whether for two people or a larger group. - Praise for Time to Think 'Do not be fooled by the simplicity of this process. It will unleash the power of your whole organisation.' - British Telecom 'This process is not just a set of techniques. It's a way of being in the world.' - Shirley Edwards, Xerox Corporation Praise for Living with Time to Think 'A beautiful book. Every page is a gift. Its compassionate wisdom illuminates your life and invites you to greater intimacy with your best and truest self. Nancy Kline writes to her god-daughters, and in so doing, offers timeless wisdom for us all.' - Mark Williams, bestselling co-author of Mindfulness
Just what will the media's deep-thinking technophiles think of next to speed up the process of thought and deliberation? Possibly this. In 2007, the New York Times asked seven peo- ple with media experience to propose ideas for a ...
Author: Howard Rosenberg
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Social Science
Discusses the state of modern journalism and argues against a twenty-four hour news cycle that minimizes worthy stories for quick snapshots and removes nuance and accuracy.
These letters propose that meaning lies beyond time, that it lives in your being you. ... Our ability to be with and be aware of being with, to think and to think about thinking,to feel and to calibrate feeling, are the quarksof meaning ...
Author: Nancy Kline
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Nancy Kline's Time To Think process builds an independent thinking culture in organisations and relationships. Over many years Nancy has refined this highly acclaimed system called the Thinking Environment. It identifies 10 behaviours that dramatically improve the way people listen, think and interact with one another. In this new book Nancy takes her thinking into a more personal sphere. Through a series of letters to her three goddaughters she addresses the fundamental questions of how we can live well, find meaning in our lives, and be happy. Applying the Thinking Environment philosophy, she demonstrates how thinking for ourselves underpins successful in all dimensions of life. From the Amy Question: 'what do you know now, that you are going to find out in a year?, to the power of expressing a complex idea idea in one sentence, to the generative invitation: 'what do you think?', she offers deeply stimulating, inspiring ways to the way we think - and live.
Taking time to consider our studies and having the proper opportunity to ponder what we learn are as important as the concepts themselves. Study without occasion to understand and opening to comprehend leaves study meaningless.
Author: Mark D. Eckel
Everyone needs more time to think. Choosing how to spend our thought-time is crucial. Mark Eckel brings thirty years of Christian reflective study experience to bear on the topic. I Just Need Time to Think! spotlights encouragement on the goal of thoughtful learning for every follower of Christ. 52 brief essays support us to: • Slow down in a fast-paced culture • Replace distractions with peaceful focus • Adjust schedules for retreat • Discipline our minds • Commit to reading • Promote the vocation of “student” • Sidestep the obstacles of study • Continue down the path of learning • Establish a place to think • Change the character, the core of our being I Just Need Time to Think! Reflective Study as Christian Practice is a call for Christians everywhere to spend their thought-time well, applying the psalmist’s wisdom: “Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them” (Psalm 111:2)
They should have the capacity to multitask, ensuring that deadlines are met and actions are taken in a timely manner, plus they need to possess the ability to work under pressure, as there will be times when there are conflicting ...
If our search is authentic, it will touch, change or tweak every aspect of our thinking and perspective. Over time, it will transform our personal goals and priorities, making us much less self-centred.
Author: Graeme Evans
Publisher: Graeme Evans
We all have one life to live, and gradually realize that it passes quickly. As adults we learn the value of living intelligently and intentionally. Yet most of us become swamped when we try to apply this approach to the big questions of life. The biosphere and humanity are highly complex, and the cosmos is breathtakingly vast. What is truth? Can we rely on perspectives that were taught to us as facts? Does current mainstream science provide all the answers and worldview we need in order to live and thrive? Can it fully satisfy our desire for meaning? This book begins with an examination of truth itself, and suggests ways we can improve our ability to discern truth from fiction. It then goes on to identify recent scientific discoveries that challenge conventional thinking, before exploring a number of other vital issues that touch on 'the meaning of life'. Is It Time to Think Again? is both a roadmap and travel-guide for people who seek to explore the big questions of life. - As a roadmap, it provides a useful structure that readers should find very helpful for approaching these complex subjects systematically, rather than being intimidated by their shear breadth and complexity. - As a travel-guide, it identifies many fascinating discoveries and topics that readers may wish to explore further themselves. Because our understanding of origins greatly influences our answer to the question 'What is the meaning of life?', nearly half of the book is devoted to exploring this vital subject in breadth. It identifies many scientific discoveries over the last fifty years that challenge status quo perspectives, and visits key aspects of the evolution / intelligent design debate. The second half of the book explores the implications if we are created, rather than are the product of colossal cosmic chance. It identifies two sets of writings from antiquity that stand head and shoulders above everything else, for being consistent with an entity who could create the cosmos and biosphere. The book then gives an overview of their characteristics and main themes, helping readers to assess whether, compiled together as our modern Bible, they form "the Maker's handbook" for humankind. It goes on to summarize what the Bible says about how we can find our way home to the one who made us. The book is written in a fast-moving and stimulating style that conveys the sense that the author is a fellow traveler and explorer with the reader. At various points along the way, it asks penetrating questions that give readers plenty to ponder. It opens up topics for readers to think about for themselves, rather than forcing them to agree with the author. Primarily, the book has been written for those who are humbly asking whether God exists and want to think your way through this objectively, with an integrity that is willing to embrace what you discover. However, the book is also inspiring for existing Christians. Much of the content is very encouraging and stimulating, even for mature believers. And it provides plenty of material you can use in conversations with people who are eager for honest discussion on these interesting and wide ranging topics - or might want to borrow your copy of the paperback or e-book.
Thinking like a GC means managing enormous amounts of information accurately to the penny at all times. The ongoing cost analysis of the project is every bit as important as the design and the quality of work.
Author: David M. Dillon
Publisher: David Dillon
Category: House & Home
Thank you for visiting CREATESPACE, a publishing division of Amazon.com! This particular book was written to help homeowners successfully navigate the somewhat murky waters of hiring contractors for their home improvements. During challenging economic times , there is an even greater risk of unscrupulous tactics to mislead homeowners to sign contracts that over promise and under deliver. This book will give you practical suggestions on how to protect yourself, how to find quality contractors, how to lower the cost of any project, how to manage the process and how to achieve the quality results you want in the first place. Getting high quality work done for reasonable prices is precisely how to add real value to your home and avoid headaches. This book is written by a successful general contractor and will help you approach any sized project like a pro. Today, more than ever, your money needs to go as far as it can. This may seem like a daunting concept, if you're not a veteran construction "insider." We'll explore the "insider's" perspective of successful General Contracting and dispel any mysteries about it in a hurry in practical language that any homeowner can easily understand. We'll cover exactly how to:* Size up a project* Estimate a realistic budget* Understand exactly how to hire only the best subcontractors* How to negotiate the best price with those subcontractors* How to manage them* How to pay them * How to keep everything effectively on trackChapters include: Preface A note from the author1 Should you trust a General Contractor?2 What does a competent GC do and why should I think like one?3 How much do things really cost? 4 I have a project in mind. Where do I start?5 How do I find the right subcontractors in terms of competence and price?6 How should I pay the subcontractors?7 What is the typical chronology of the construction process? 8 How do I estimate the time to do the whole job?9 How do I check the quality of the work? 10 What are some issues to be aware of when making finish selections? 11 What about appliances? 12 What if I just want to hire a General Contractor? How do I pick the right one and not get taken for a ride?13 What are some common mistakes to avoid on the road to achieving excellence?We'll also discuss how to protect your project from going over budget and the critical decisions that need to be made prior to even starting which so many people overlook, to their peril. In the end, you'll be ready to manage your own project, or if you choose, hire the very best General Contractor. You'll have a much more informed perspective of what a good General Contractor does in any successful renovation or new construction project and be able to easily distinguish the competent ones from the rest.
Perhaps, the need for such thinking in the past seem to had not been felt, there having been no ugly incidences having occurred comparable to what had happened in both ... Hence, Time to think about the course of action for correction.
Author: PRAHALAD RAO
Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Loud noise and shouting are the weaknesses of the human being. Tearing of papers and throwing of objects not only demonstrate the frustration, also amount to insulting others, also self-insulting. Those who dispute this statement are advised to consult the Holy Scriptures of their Faith that enables self-assessment of one’s own behavioral attitude and pattern. Courteousness and soothing words should the first call. This is the Law of the Nature of which the human is one of the beings and not the only being.
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