Released on 2007-01-04Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Why We Talk

Why We Talk

Author: Jean-Louis Dessalles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199276234

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 398

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Constant exchange of information is integral to our societies. The author explores how this came into being. Presenting language evolution as a natural history of conversation, he sheds light on the emergence of communication in the hominine congregations, as well as on the human nature.
Released on 2012-10Categories Religion

Why Can't We Talk?

Why Can't We Talk?

Author: John Backman

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594734434

Category: Religion

Page: 178

View: 955

God¿s imperatives for us¿ to practice peacemaking, love others and build community¿ all begin with authentic dialogue. Think of an issue that makes your blood boil. Now imagine lunch with a friend who is just as passionate about it¿on the other side. How can the two of you even broach the issue, let alone hear each other with curiosity and compassion? The answer begins long before the lunch does, by learning to engage dialogue as a habit of the heart¿an inner transformation that the ancient practices of Christian spirituality can address. This highly readable and timely guide to restoring dialogue shows Christians of many stripes how to cultivate this transformation while preparing them to approach their adversaries with curiosity, civility and compassion. This book: ¿ Examines the obstacles that keep us from dialogue: black-and-white thinking, our ¿distraction lifestyle,¿ the fear of change and others. ¿ Explores the strengths of character from which healthy dialogue springs¿and the work of the soul that cultivates them. ¿ Shows how to enhance the work of the soul by engaging the world around us. ¿ Lays out practical guidelines for dialogue and how they work in an imperfect world. ¿ Includes extended anecdotes of dialogue in action, from resolutions of interpersonal conflict to difficult dialogues on some of the most divisive issues of our age. ¿ Uses provocative questions at the end of each chapter to stimulate group discussion and individual reflection.
Released on 2000Categories Reference

How We Talk

How We Talk

Author: Allan A. Metcalf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618043624

Category: Reference

Page: 228

View: 568

Provides a study of the distinctive characteristics, dialects, cultural innovations, and ethnic eccentricities of American regional English, discussing the unique qualities of language in the South, New England, and the Midwest.
Released on 2021-09-03Categories Business & Economics

Can We Talk?

Can We Talk?

Author: Roberta Chinsky Matuson

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9781398601314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 533

Are you avoiding an uncomfortable conversation at work? If you're an executive or a team leader, strengthening your organization's ability to have difficult conversations is necessary and worth the discomfort. The key to successful dialogue starts and ends with changing the conversation. Recognizing that it takes two people to engage in meaningful outcomes, Can We Talk? outlines what each contributor needs to do to achieve the best possible result. Using examples from everyday work situations, this book offers guidance on how to create the right conditions for a meaningful discussion. The author identifies the seven key principles that enable both parties to gain a deeper understanding of what the other person may be thinking and will help establish their point of view more clearly: confidence, clarity, compassion, curiosity, compromise, credibility, courage. Can We Talk? includes examples and advice from those who have been there and thrived, as well as lessons learned from conversation failures and example scripts of productive conversations. Readers will learn how to prepare, start and manage the potentially challenging exchange of words that typically occur at work, and come away with an understanding that for any conversation to take place, both parties must be engaged.
Released on 2015-07-23Categories Religion

Can We Talk to God?: Ebell Lectures

Can We Talk to God?: Ebell Lectures

Author: Ernest Holmes

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329170841

Category: Religion


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The Ebell lectures were named for the Hall in which they were delivered in 1934. They have had a couple of incarnations since they were first published. In some cases some people felt the need to edit them and use "modern" language because of Holmes use of "mankind". Whatever the language used, the insight is the same. As we read this book, we can see a deep and wonderful insight provided by a self-educated man. Although Ernest Holmes never graduated from high school. He went on to be awarded several honorary doctorates for his deep insight and self-awareness. When we compare Holmes to some, we see that his intelligence is one of a practice while theirs is often simply institutional. Enjoy this wonderful book. Hope it inspires you to greatness as it has so many others. We have provided you with the contemporary page numbering. This will make it easier for you when talking with people who have bought a current edition of the book, to be on the same page.
Released on 2016-09-28Categories Religion

My Sistah, Can We Talk?

My Sistah, Can We Talk?

Author: Leigh Bivens

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365427138

Category: Religion

Page: 116

View: 132

My Sistah, Can We Talk? is from the life of Leigh Bivens following on the heels of a divorce many years ago. She suddenly found herself very much and alone and very much aware of shortcomings she needed to face and fix by allowing the Lord to provide His divine insight. Leigh walked away healed, joyful and on the road to becoming better as she opened her heart to first love herself and others. Leigh shares the high and lows during an emotional time of her life.
Released on 2017-09-15Categories History

Can We Talk Mediterranean?

Can We Talk Mediterranean?

Author: Brian A. Catlos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319557267

Category: History

Page: 153

View: 859

This book provides a systematic framework for the emerging field of Mediterranean studies, collecting essays from scholars of history, literature, religion, and art history that seek a more fluid understanding of “Mediterranean.” It emphasizes the interdependence of Mediterranean regions and the rich interaction (both peaceful and bellicose, at sea and on land) between them. It avoids applying the national, cultural and ethnic categories that developed with the post-Enlightenment domination of northwestern Europe over the academy, working instead towards a dynamic and thoroughly interdisciplinary picture of the Mediterranean. Including an extensive bibliography and a conversation between leading scholars in the field, Can We Talk Mediterranean? lays the groundwork for a new critical and conceptual approach to the region.
Released on 2017-12-29Categories Fiction

Can We Talk and Other Stories

Can We Talk and Other Stories

Author: Shimmer Chinodya

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9781779223166

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 772

Shimmer Chinodya, winner of the 1989 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa region) is one of Zimbabwe's foremost fiction writers. This collection of short stories reveals his development as a writer of passionate questioning integrity. The first stories, 'Hoffman Street' and 'The Man who Hanged Himself' capture the bewildered innocence of a child's view of the adult world, where behaviour is often puzzling and contradictory; stories such as 'Going to See Mr B.V.' provide the transition between the world of the adult and that of the child where the latter is required to act for himself in a situation where illusions founder on a narrow reality. 'Among the Dead' and 'Brothers and Sisters' look wryly at the self-conscious, self-centred, desperately serious world of young adulthood while 'Playing your Cards', 'The Waterfall', 'Strays' and 'Bramson' introduce characters for whom ambition, disillusion, and disappointment jostle for attention in a world where differences of class, culture, race and morality come to the fore. Finally, in 'Can we Talk' we conclude with an abrasive, lucid, sinewy voice which explores the nature of estrangement. The charge is desolation. Can we Talk and Other Stories speaks of the unspoken and unsaid. The child who watches but does not understand, the young man who observes but cannot participate, the man who stands outside not sure where his desires and ambitions lead, the older man, estranged by his own choices. 'Can we Talk' is not a question but a statement that insists on being heard, and demands a reassessment of our dreams.
Released on 2021-01-05Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

Can We Talk About Consent?

Can We Talk About Consent?

Author: Justin Hancock

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9780711256545

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 162

View: 302

What exactly is consent? Why does it matter? How can you respect other people’s boundaries, and have them respect yours? Can We Talk About Consent? breaks down the basics of how to give and get consent in every aspect of life for readers aged 14 years and older. It's a powerful word, but not everyone understands exactly what it means. This stylish guide explains clearly why consent matters—for all of us. With honest explanations by experienced sex and relationships educator Justin Hancock, you'll learn how consent is a vital part of how we connect with ourselves and our self-esteem, the people close to us, and the wider world. The book covers a broad range of topics, including: how we greet each other how to choose things for ourselves how we say no to things communicating and respecting choices in sexual relationships the factors that can affect a person's ability to choose how to empower other people by giving them consent And—there's a whole lot of pizza. This guide to consent gives you all the tools you need to build consensual relationships.
Released on Categories Business & Economics

What we mean when we talk about innovation

What we mean when we talk about innovation

Author: Des Dearlove

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 9781910902240

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 360

Innovation, one of the most talked about business topics, is also one of the most elusive and difficult to put into effective practice. Thinkers50 founders Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove explore the realities of innovation and the ideas behind it with thought leaders and entrepreneurs, to show how innovation really works in organizations. Crainer and Dearlove have interviewed hundreds of innovators from all parts of the world during the last 25 years. Some of these are entrepreneurs just setting out on a commercial adventure. Others are experienced C-suite veterans, leaders who had lived through the ups and downs of corporate life. Still others are drawn from NGOs, charities and social enterprises. Crainer and Dearlove have grilled sports people, leaders from the medical profession, executive coaches, academic thought leaders and classrooms filled with ferociously bright and competitive MBA students all intent on becoming innovators, all to discover what we mean when we talk about innovation. As well as discussing disruptive innovation with Harvard Business School’s Clay Christensen, they talk about reverse innovation with Vijay Govindarajan, and the awkward and perplexing place where leadership meets innovation with Linda Hill. Along the way, they examine innovation best practice at global companies such as Haier, Unruly, Fujitsu and many others, presenting tomorrow’s case studies of best practice today. What we mean when we talk about innovation is a smorgasbord of ideas rather than a neatly packaged reference guide to received wisdom. Crainer and Dearlove conclude that successful innovators defy overly neat categorization. What we mean when we talk about innovation provides accessible, pithy inspiration for anyone who wants to create something new.
Released on 2018Categories Religion

Good Morning, Lord . . . Can We Talk?

Good Morning, Lord . . . Can We Talk?

Author: Charles R. Swindoll

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

ISBN: 9781414380681

Category: Religion

Page: 381

View: 754

Timeless Bible wisdom from renowned pastor and teacher Chuck Swindoll. Do you long for daily encouragement and inspiration? Do you wish your quiet times were filled with power and purpose? Discover the joy and ease of meeting with God each day in a meaningful way with this year-long devotional by the world's premiere Bible teacher. Filled with daily insights from Chuck Swindoll, Good Morning, Lord . . . Can We Talk? will give you a glimpse of the living power of God in your own life--and connect you to the restorative promises God speaks in his Scriptures.