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Creating Effective Groups

Creating Effective Groups Author Randy Fujishin
ISBN-10 0742553426
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 193
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Provides an introduction to the study of small group communication, group decision-making, group problem solving, group dynamics, leadership, and team building. This book gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate effectively in the small group setting. It includes sections on reducing speaking anxiety, exercises, and more.



Creating Effective Groups

Creating Effective Groups Author Randy Fujishin
ISBN-10 9781442222519
Release 2013-09-05
Pages 214
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This practical book gives students the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to communicate more effectively and interact more productively in the small group setting. With the help of this book, any group member can learn the skills necessary to participate in and lead a task group in an effective, productive, and healthy manner. This third edition features all new sections on: · "The Power of Diversity" · "Critically Thinking About Yourself As A Communicator" · "Defensive vs. Supportive Climates" · "Ethical Communication" · "Time Management" · "Impromptu Speaking" · "The Spirit of Collaboration" As well as new end chapter exercises in several chapters focusing on Online Resources and Social Media.



The Art of Communication

The Art of Communication Author Randy Fujishin
ISBN-10 1442266228
Release 2016-09-08
Pages 248
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This third edition of The Art of Communication (previously titled Creating Communication) provides a brief, practical, and reader-friendly introduction to speech communication; Fujishin emphasizes face-to-face interactions while also addressing the role of technology and its influence on daily communication.



The Fundamentals of Small Group Communication

The Fundamentals of Small Group Communication Author Scott A. Myers
ISBN-10 9781412959391
Release 2008-01-17
Pages 284
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The Fundamentals of Small Group Communication provides readers with the fundamentals they need to become functional and productive members of any small group. Readers are introduced to the fundamental issues faced by all small groups (such as socialization, development, ethics, diversity) and the procedures utilized by effective small groups (for example, task accomplishment, decision making, climate). With a focus on the individual group member, this textbook encourages readers to reflect on how their communication behaviors (e.g., communication traits, verbal and nonverbal communication, listening style) and practices (e.g., their leadership style, their conflict management style) contribute to their current small group experiences.



Creating Communication

Creating Communication Author Randy Fujishin
ISBN-10 0742563960
Release 2008-07-29
Pages 240
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Tailored for the 'hybrid,' fundamental, and introduction courses in speech communications, the second edition of Creating Communication is a brief, practical, and student-friendly introduction to the discipline with a unique theme: Students are 'artists,' using their words and behaviors to create something new and exciting in their lives and in the lives of others. Designed for skills-based courses, Creating Communication provides students with the basic communication skills necessary to improve their public-speaking, group, interpersonal intercultural, leadership, and interviewing communication. The book helps students develop a greater understanding of the importance of communication skills and motivates them to learn more about communication studies. Thorough yet concise, Creating Communication, Second Edition, covers a full range of topics in a clear, organized, and engaging way. In his distinctive conversational tone, Fujishin encourages students to implement powerful changes in the way they communicate with others, empowering them to create more productive and meaningful lives as 'artists of communication.'



Creating Effective Teams

Creating Effective Teams Author Susan A. Wheelan
ISBN-10 9781483390994
Release 2014-10-29
Pages 168
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A practical guide for building and sustaining top-performing teams Based on the author’s many years of consulting experience with teams in the public and private sectors, Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders describes why teams are important, how they function, and what makes them productive. Susan A. Wheelan covers in depth the four stages of a team—forming, storming, norming, and performing—clearly illustrating the developmental nature of teams and describing what happens in each stage. Separate chapters are devoted to the responsibilities of team leaders and team members. Problems that occur frequently in groups are highlighted, followed by what-you-can-do sections that offer specific advice. Real-life examples and questionnaires are used throughout the book, giving readers the opportunity for self-evaluation.



Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Managers and Leaders

Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Managers and Leaders Author Judith Wilson
ISBN-10 9780470530795
Release 2009-12-04
Pages 340
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The only nonprofit orientation to coaching skills available, Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Leaders will provide nonprofit managers with an understanding of why and how to coach, how to initiate coaching in specific situations, how to make coaching really work, and how to refine coaching for long-term success. Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Leaders offers practical steps for coaching leaders to greatness and complements the academic and theoretical work in nonprofit leadership theory. The book can be used by the coaching novice as a thorough topical overview or by those more experienced with coaching as a quick reference or refresher. Based on the Inquiry Based Coaching? approach, Coaching Skills will strengthen and expand the reader?s ability to drive organization mission, while retaining the intrinsic values of the nonprofit culture and working towards outcomes that create a culture of discipline and accountability and empower others to be even more responsible, accountable, and self-motivated. This book uses accessible language, examples, case studies, key questions, and exercises to help: Promote better relationships Know when to delegate, direct and coach. Balance directive and supportive styles of leadership for productive partnerships Overcome fears and deal head-on with difficult situations and conflict. Use coaching for performance improvement and on-the-job development. Support independent thinking and personal reflection Gain commitment and accountability from others and build teams



Communicating Professionally Third Edition

Communicating Professionally  Third Edition Author Catherine Sheldrick Ross
ISBN-10 9781555709082
Release 2013
Pages 472
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An updated and expanded version of the training guide Booklist called "one of the most valuable professional publications to come off the presses in a long time," the new third edition of Communicating Professionally is completely revised with new sections outlining the opportunities offered by contemporary communication media. With more resource information on cross-cultural communication, including new applications of communication principles and the latest research-based material on communication in general, this comprehensive manual covers Fundamental skills such as listening, speaking, and writing Reading others’ nonverbal behavior How to integrate skills, with tips for practicing Sense-making, a theory of information as communication Common interactions like speaking one-on-one, working in groups, and giving presentations Training others in communication skills, including a special section on technology-based training



The Art of Community

The Art of Community Author Jono Bacon
ISBN-10 9781449338671
Release 2012-05-09
Pages 576
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Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. The Art of Community helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. Author Jono Bacon offers experiences and observations from his 14-year effort to build and manage communities, including his current position as manager for Ubuntu. Discover how your community can become a reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful marketing force. This expanded edition shows you how to keep community projects on track, make use of social media, and organize collaborative events. Interviews with 12 community management leaders, including Linus Torvalds, Tim O’Reilly, and Mike Shinoda, provide useful insights. Develop specific objectives and goals for building your community Build processes to help contributors perform tasks, work together, and share successes Provide tools and infrastructure that enable members to work quickly Create buzz around your community to get more people involved Harness social media to broadcast information, collaborate, and get feedback Use several techniques to track progress on community goals Identify and manage conflict, such as dealing with divisive personalities



Skilled Interpersonal Communication

Skilled Interpersonal Communication Author Owen Hargie
ISBN-10 9781317584568
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 658
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There is a fundamental, powerful, and universal desire amongst humans to interact with others. People have a deep-seated need to communicate, and the greater their ability in this regard the more satisfying and rewarding their lives will be. The contribution of skilled interpersonal communication to success in both personal and professional contexts is now widely recognised and extensively researched. As such, knowledge of various types of skills, and of their effects in social interaction, is crucial for effective interpersonal functioning. Previous editions have established Skilled Interpersonal Communication as the foremost textbook on communication. This thoroughly revised and expanded 6th edition builds on this success to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the current research, theory and practice in this popular field of study. The first two chapters introduce the reader to the nature of skilled interpersonal communication and review the main theoretical perspectives. Subsequent chapters provide detailed accounts of the fourteen main skill areas, namely: nonverbal communication; reinforcement; questioning; reflecting; listening; explaining; self-disclosure; set induction; closure; assertiveness; influencing; negotiating; and interacting in, and leading, group discussions. Written by one of the foremost international experts in the field and founded solidly in research, this book provides a key reference for the study of interpersonal communication. This theoretically informed yet practically oriented text will be of interest both to students of interpersonal communication in general, and to qualified personnel and trainees in many fields.



Creating Community

Creating Community Author Andy Stanley
ISBN-10 0307563634
Release 2009-03-25
Pages 192
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Five keys to building a small group culture that fosters meaningful, lasting connections within your church community. Small groups are the key to impacting lives in your church. But a healthy small-group environment doesn’t just happen. So pull up a chair. Let’s talk about how to make it happen. Bill Willits and bestselling author Andy Stanley share their successful approach, which has resulted in nearly eight thousand adults becoming involved in small groups at North Point Community Church in Atlanta. Simply put, the five principles have passed the test. This is not just another book about community; this is a book about strategy—strategy that builds a small group culture. Creating Community shares clear and simple principles to help people connect into meaningful relationships. The kind that God desires for each of us and that He uses to change our lives. Put this proven method to work in your ministry and enjoy the tangible results—God’s people doing life TOGETHER. “The small-group program at North Point Community Church is not an appendage; it is not a program we tacked on to an existing structure. It is part of our lifestyle. We think groups. We organize groups. We are driven by groups. Creating Community contains our blueprint for success. And I believe it has the potential power to revolutionize your own small-group ministry!” — Andy Stanley



Creating Communication

Creating Communication Author Randy Fujishin
ISBN-10 0965502945
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 234
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Tailored for the "hybrid," fundamental, and introduction courses in speech communications, Creating Communication is a brief, practical, and student-friendly introduction to the discipline with a unique theme: Students are "artists," using their words and behaviors to create something new and exciting in their lives and in the lives of others. Designed for skills-based courses, Creating Communication provides students with the basic communication skills necessary to improve their public-speaking, group, interpersonal intercultural, leadership, and interviewing communication. The book helps students develop a greater understanding of the importance of communication skills and motivates them to learn more about communication studies. Thorough yet concise, Creating Communication covers a full range of topics in a clear, organized, and engaging way. In his distinctive conversational tone, Fujishin encourages students to implement powerful changes in the way they communicate with others, empowering them to create more productive and meaningful lives as "artists of communication."



Group Work Leadership

Group Work Leadership Author Robert K. Conyne
ISBN-10 9781483320816
Release 2013-05-03
Pages 376
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Group Work Leadership: An Introduction for Helpers presents an evidence-based approach to the theory and practice of group work. Renowned counselor, psychologist, and group work fellow Dr. Robert K. Conyne advances this unique and evolving service in a three-part, comprehensive overview of the skills necessary for trainees of counseling and other helping professionals to succeed in group settings. Section I covers the breadth and foundations of group work; best practice and ethical considerations; dynamics and processes in group work; and how groups tend to develop over time. Section II explores group work leadership styles, methods, techniques, and strategies, as well as both traditional and innovative group work theories. Section III examines the role of reflection in group practice, as well as selecting effective intervention strategies in various settings.



Listening a practical approach

Listening  a practical approach Author James J. Floyd
ISBN-10 UOM:39015016208236
Release 1985
Pages 137
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Listening a practical approach has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Listening a practical approach also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Listening a practical approach book for free.



Group Dynamics in Recreation and Leisure

Group Dynamics in Recreation and Leisure Author Timothy S. O'Connell
ISBN-10 0736062874
Release 2009
Pages 195
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"Group Dynamics in Recreation and Leisure" builds skills in working in group settings and also creating and facilitating conscious groups--groups that recognize the personal growth of their members as a main objective. The book introduces students to group dynamics theory, how to apply it effectively, and how to deal with its challenges in the field.



The Personal MBA

The Personal MBA Author Josh Kaufman
ISBN-10 1101446080
Release 2010-12-30
Pages 464
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Master the fundamentals, hone your business instincts, and save a fortune in tuition. The consensus is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations. After two years poring over sanitized case studies, students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business really works. Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. In The Personal MBA, he shares the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more. True leaders aren't made by business schools-they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed. Read this book and in one week you will learn the principles it takes most people a lifetime to master.



The Natural Speaker

The Natural Speaker Author Randy Fujishin
ISBN-10 9781315506289
Release 2016-05-23
Pages 192
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The Natural Speaker is a concise, practical, inexpensive, student-friendly guide to public speaking that explores the basic skills necessary to present a natural, effective, and rewarding speech to any audience. By providing a basic knowledge of speech construction, practice, and delivery, this book is designed to enhance and improve students' natural speaking strengths. Featuring a warm, simple, and humorous writing style, The Natural Speaker presents the fundamental concepts and skills required for effective speaking.