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Go together : how the concept of Ubuntu will change how you live, work, and lead / by Richards, Shola.;
Includes bibliographical references and index."Workplace positivity expert Shola Richards (Making Work Work) explores a radical new concept for rethinking our personal, professional, and social lives: togetherness."--The African philosophy of Ubuntu embraces the belief that we are universally connected to each other. Richards suggests it could transform the way we treat others, making us kinder and more respectful to others, on and off the job. He believes that the illusion that we are more different than similar is eroding our ability to truly live a productive and satisfying life. Discover how this simple concept could change our own behavior-- and the world around us. -- adapted from back cover.Part One: Why we must go together: We can always do better: the death of civility ; One word that will change everything: the invincibility of Ubuntu ; It is always safer to stand up: the uncomfortable truth about saving the world -- Part two: Live together: Fear or love: the only decision that matters ; When your beliefs become irrelevant: the unpleasant reality behind good intentions ; You belong in any room you walk into: the importance of healing yourself first -- Part three: Work together: Becoming the hero: why you must start before you're ready ; The master plan: eight keys to unlocking Ubuntu at work ; Your power is not for sale: dealing with enemies of Ubuntu -- Part four: Lead together: Kindness is not weakness: the heart of the Ubuntu leader ; The power of presence: the Ubuntu leader's secret weapon ; When you feel like you can't continue: the necessity of resilience.
Subjects: Ubuntu (Philosophy); Empathy.; Social psychology.; Social groups;
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Students speak : are we listening? : starting right in the community college / by McClenney, Kay.; Arnsparger, Arleen.; University of Texas at Austin.Community College Leadership Program.Center for Community College Student Engagement.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-150).
Subjects: College students; Education, Higher.; Social groups.;
© c2012., Center for Community College Student Engagement,
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Consensus-oriented decision-making : the CODM model for facilitating groups to widespread agreement / by Hartnett, Tim.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-162) and index.
Subjects: Group decision making.; Consensus (Social sciences); Group facilitation.;
© [2011], c2010., New Society Publishers,
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Playing Indian. by Deloria, Philip J.;
Subjects: Group identity; Americans; Indians of North America;
© 1999., Yale University Press,
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The geeks shall inherit the earth : popularity, quirk theory, and why outsiders thrive after high school / by Robbins, Alexandra,1976-;
Explores how group identity theories play out among high-school cliques and the students they exclude, offering insight into the ostracism of categorized students while analyzing the long-term effects of peer marginalization.Includes bibliographical references.Meet the cafeteria fringe -- Quirk theory and the secret of popularity -- Why are popular people mean? -- In the shadow of the freak tree -- It's good to be the cafeteria fringe -- Challenges -- Misperceptions -- A brief introduction to group psychology -- Why labels stick: the motivations of the normal police -- Changing perceptions -- Two steps forward, one step back -- Popularity doesn't lead to happiness (or better off unpopular?) -- The rise of the cafeteria fringe -- Conclusion: cafeteria fringe: lucky and free.
Subjects: Students; School environment; Group identity; Conformity; Popularity.;
© c2011., Hyperion,
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The smart swarm : how understanding flocks, schools, and colonies can make us better at communicating, decision making, and getting things done / by Miller, Peter.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Ants: who's in charge here? -- Honeybees : making smart decisions -- Termites : one thing leads to another -- Birds of a feather : secrets of flocks, schools, and herds -- Locusts : the dark sides of crowds -- Doing the right thing.Draws on the examples of insect colonies and fish schools to demonstrate how ancient animal instincts surpass modern human developments in speed and productivity, revealing how numerous technological breakthroughs were inspired by natural organizations.
Subjects: Animal behavior.; Human behavior.; Decision making.; Behavior, Animal; Social Behavior; Decision Making.; Problem Solving.; Communication.; Group Processes; Psychology, Social;
© c2010., Avery,
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Grooming, gossip, and the evolution of language / by Dunbar, R. I. M.(Robin Ian MacDonald),1947-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-218).
Subjects: Human evolution.; Social evolution.; Language and languages; Gossip; Human behavior.; Group identity.; Interpersonal relations.;
© c1996., Harvard University Press,
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Critical approaches to literature. by Evans, Robert C.,1955-editor.;
Edition statement supplied by publisher.Includes bibliographical references and index.Dedication -- About this volume ; On multicultural criticism: multicultural approaches to Wilfred Owen's "disabled" / Robert C. Evans -- Critical contexts -- Sounding the alarum: calls for drinking in moderation in early modern English pamphlets, pulpits, and plays / Jonathan D. Wright -- Introduction to multicultural criticism: an overview / Melissa D. Carden -- Multicultural and other approaches to a "new" story by Zora Neale Hurston / Christina M. Garner -- "In a far country": Jack London and multiculturalism / Kelley Jeans -- Critical readings -- Trance, trauma, PNES, and epileptic seizures in Shakespeare's Othello ; Multicultural and other approaches to a "new" story by Sui Sin Far / Robert C. Evans -- Minglings: form, style, and theme in Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God / Nicolas Tredell -- From This I believe to "The marching hordes": the edges of multiculturalism in the juvenile novels of Robert A. Heinlein / Rafeeq O. McGiveron -- The other half of the story: valuing the vision of Black Atlantic women / Shirley Toland-Dix -- Asian-American whodunit: politics of negative representation in Chan is missing (1982) / Swan Kim -- At the threshold of revelation: intersectional difference and queer utopia in Angels in America / Sarah Crockarell -- Social constructions of otherness in the United States: four Latin American examples / Susan Kenney -- How to teach a true Spokane story: learning Sherman Alexie's Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven through Tim O'Brien's The things they carried / Michael Kaufmann -- The other father in Barack Obama's Dreams from my father / Robert Kyriakos Smith and King-Kok Cheung -- Deconstructing the urban circuit: gospel musicals, Langston Hughes's legacy, and Tyler Perry's contemporary influence / Phyllisa Deroze -- The Jewish dimension in contemporary Latino literature / Bridget Kevane -- Reading terror, reading ourselves: conflict and uncertainty in Mohsin Hamid's The reluctant fundamentalist / Maryse Jayasuriya -- Resources -- Multicultural pluralism: a variety of possible multicultural approaches to literature / Robert C. Evans -- Chronology -- Additional works -- Bibliography -- About the editor -- Contributors -- Glossary -- Index."The Critical Approaches series focuses on one type of literary criticism commonly studied in introductory literature classes. It defines the approach, introduces its genesis, and provides an overview of the leading practitioners within this area of scholarship. Essays then model the approach for students by examining a variety of works--novels, plays, films, and poems. Each volume contains an appendix, which provides prescriptive tools for what to look for when examining works using the particular approach. Volumes include a glossary of frequent terms, a list of works on that approach to literature, a bibliography and an index."
Subjects: Ethnic groups in literature.; Race in literature.; Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature.; Multiculturalism in literature.; Literature;
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Understanding childhood hearing loss : whole family approaches to living and thriving / by Fligor, Brian J.1974-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-187) and index.Welcome to Holland ... A clinician's perspective -- What is hearing loss? How did this happen? -- How hearing is tested in infants and young children -- The impact of childhood hearing loss -- How is hearing loss treated? -- Beyond devices: How do you know interventions are working? -- Members of the management team -- Experiences and practical advice -- Understanding childhood hearing loss.Childhood hearing loss is more common than most people assume, and yet this invisible condition can rob a child of the ability to develop close emotional relationships with family and friends. This book demystifies this condition and offers approaches to caring for the child and the whole family. It is written from the perspective of a pediatric audiologist who has diagnosed hearing loss in hundreds of newborns and young children, and who has shaped clinical best-practices during his career. Hearing loss is not an all or nothing condition, but a range from very subtle, slight challenges, to very little ability to hear. The impact that hearing loss can have on a child's language, intellectual, social, and emotional development is enormous. But when the team of healthcare providers, developmental specialists, and parents are all working together, the hearing loss can become just another trait of this child, rather than the single condition that defines the child and the family's experience raising that child. This book offers an explanation of what is hearing loss for parents, describes who is on the team working with the child (and team members roles), and practical guidance for navigating what can be an uncertain path for families.
Subjects: Hearing impaired children; Hearing impaired infants; Hearing disorders in children.; Hearing disorders in infants.; Deaf children.; Hearing Loss.; Child.; Infant.; Family; Social Support.; Self-Help Groups.;
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Social work : a very short introduction / by Holland, Sally.; Scourfield, Jonathan,1966-author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-115) and index.What is social work? -- The politics of social work -- Social work with individuals and families -- Social work with groups -- Community social work -- Does it work and how do we know?"Using real life examples, the authors explore the daily debates social workers face over their level of involvement in the lives of others. Considering the differences between working with individual clients and community social work, Holland and Scourfield conclude with a discussion of the need for, and effectiveness of, social work in society today."
Subjects: Social service.;
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