Lost Art of Listening Third Edition

Lost Art of Listening  Third Edition
Author: Michael P. Nichols,Martha B. Straus
Release: 2021-03-18
Editor: Guilford Publications
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781462542741
Language: en
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One person talks; the other listens. It's so basic that we take it for granted. Unfortunately, most of us think of ourselves as better listeners than we actually are. Why do we so often fail to connect when speaking with family members, romantic partners, colleagues, or friends? How do emotional reactions get in the way of real communication? This ......

The Lost Art of Listening Second Edition

The Lost Art of Listening  Second Edition
Author: Michael P. Nichols
Release: 2009-02-16
Editor: Guilford Press
Pages: 314
ISBN: 1593859864
Language: en
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This book has been replaced by The Lost Art of Listening, Third Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-4274-1.

The Lost Art of Listening

The Lost Art of Listening
Author: Michael P. Nichols
Release: 2009-02-15
Editor: Guilford Press
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9781606230640
Language: en
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One person talks; the other listens. It's so basic that we take it for granted. Unfortunately, most of us think of ourselves as better listeners than we actually are. Why do we so often fail to connect when speaking with family members, romantic partners, colleagues, or friends? How do emotional reactions get in the way of real communication? This thoughtful, witty, and empathic book has already helped over 100,000 readers break through conflicts and transform their personal and professional relationships. Experienced therapist Mike Nichols provides vivid examples, easy-to-learn techniques, and practical exercises for becoming a better listener--and making yourself heard and understood, even in difficult situations.

You re Not Listening

You re Not Listening
Author: Kate Murphy
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Celadon Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250297204
Language: en
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When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you? "If you’re like most people, you don’t listen as often or as well as you’d like. There’s no one better qualified than a talented journalist to introduce you to the right mindset and skillset—and this book does it with science and humor." -Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take **Hand picked by Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and Daniel Pink for Next Big Ideas Club** "An essential book for our times." -Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone At work, we’re taught to lead the conversation. On social media, we shape our personal narratives. At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians. We’re not listening. And no one is listening to us. Despite living in a world where technology allows constant digital communication and opportunities to connect, it seems no one is really listening or even knows how. And it’s making us lonelier, more isolated, and less tolerant than ever before. A listener by trade, New York Times contributor Kate Murphy wanted to know how we got here. In this always illuminating and often humorous deep dive, Murphy explains why we’re not listening, what it’s doing to us, and how we can reverse the trend. She makes accessible the psychology, neuroscience, and sociology of listening while also introducing us to some of the best listeners out there (including a CIA agent, focus group moderator, bartender, radio producer, and top furniture salesman). Equal parts cultural observation, scientific exploration, and rousing call to action that's full of practical advice, You're Not Listening is to listening what Susan Cain's Quiet was to introversion. It’s time to stop talking and start listening.

Active Listening

Active Listening
Author: Center for Creative Leadership (CCL),Michael H. Hoppe
Release: 2011-08-15
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 25
ISBN: 9781118155325
Language: en
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Active listening is a person’s willingness and ability to hear and understand. At its core, active listening is a state of mind that involves paying full and careful attention to the other person, avoiding premature judgment, reflecting understanding, clarifying information, summarizing, and sharing. By learning and committing to the skills and behaviors of active listening, leaders can become more effective listeners and, over time, improve their ability to lead.

The Lost Art of Listening

The Lost Art of Listening
Author: Michael P. Nichols
Release: 1996-05-03
Editor: Guilford Press
Pages: 251
ISBN: 1572301317
Language: en
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Why do we often feel cut off when speaking to the people closest to us family members, friends, or colleagues? What is it that keeps so many of us from really listening? Michael P. Nichols answers these questions and more in this thoughtful, witty, and helpful look at the reasons people don't hear one another. His book, a guide to the secrets of listening and being listened to, is filled with vivid examples that clearly demonstrate easy-to-learn techniques for becoming a better listener. He also illustrates how empathic listening enables us to break through misunderstandings and conflict and to transform our personal and professional relationships.

Conversations with Great Teachers

Conversations with Great Teachers
Author: Bill Smoot
Release: 2010-05-17
Editor: Indiana University Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780253004321
Language: en
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In the spirit of Studs Terkel's Working, Bill Smoot interviews master teachers in fields ranging from K--12 and higher education to the arts, trades and professions, sports, and politics. The result suggests a dinner party where the most fascinating teachers in America discuss their various styles as well as what makes their work meaningful to them. What is it that passes between the best teachers and their students to make learning happen? What are the keys to teaching the joys of literature, shooting a basketball, alligator wrestling, or how to survive one's first year in the U.S. Congress? Smoot's insightful questions elicit thought-provoking reflections about teaching as a calling and its aims, frustrations, and satisfactions.

Practicing the Sacred Art of Listening

Practicing the Sacred Art of Listening
Author: Kay Lindahl
Release: 2003
Editor: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Pages: 169
ISBN: 9781893361850
Language: en
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Poor listening leads to misunderstandings and lost opportunities. Learning to listen well requires spiritual practice. It happens at work and at home, with strangers and close friends, in heated debates and in quiet conversations--you hear someone speaking, but often you don't truly listen. Kay Lindahl's highly respected workshops are attended by people from a broad range of backgrounds. Her first book, The Sacred Art of Listening, has been published to acclaim in North America, Europe and Asia. Now she offers practical, easy-to-follow advice and exercises to enhance your capacity to listen in a spirit-filled way. Using examples from her own life and her work as a teacher of the sacred art of listening, Lindahl explores the nature and use of silence, reflection and divine presence as foundational qualities of listening and shows you how you can apply these in your everyday life. This valuable workshop-in-a-book examines the varied ways we are called to deep listening, including: Contemplative listening Reflective listening Heart listening Listening in groups Listening in conversations ... and more You will find yourself inspired to discover how different your conversations will be when you stop just talking and start really listening.

Listen Like You Mean It

Listen Like You Mean It
Author: Ximena Vengoechea
Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780593087060
Language: en
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“Full of revealing, instantly applicable ideas for leveraging your strengths and overcoming your weaknesses.” —Adam Grant, author of Think Again and Originals, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife For many of us, listening is simply something we do on autopilot. We hear just enough of what others say to get our work done, maintain friendships, and be polite with our neighbors. But we miss crucial opportunities to go deeper—to give and receive honest feedback, to make connections that will endure for the long haul, and to discover who people truly are at their core. Fortunately, listening can be improved—and Ximena Vengoechea can show you how. In Listen Like You Mean It, she offers an essential listening guide for our times, revealing tried-and-true strategies honed in her own research sessions and drawn from interviews with marriage counselors, podcast hosts, life coaches, journalists, filmmakers, and other listening experts. Through Vengoechea’s set of scripts, key questions, exercises, and illustrations, you’ll learn to: • Quickly build rapport with strangers • Ask the right questions to deepen a conversation • Pause at the right time to encourage vulnerability • Navigate a conversation that’s gone off the rails Now more than ever, we need to feel heard, connected, and understood in a world that keeps turning up the volume. Warm, funny, and immensely practical, this book shows you how.

No Place to Hide

No Place to Hide
Author: Michael P. Nichols
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 366
ISBN: 1573920169
Language: en
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Each of us is controlled in some way by shame, one of the ugliest emotions in human experience. It saps our self-respect, builds walls between people, and forces us to create elaborate defenses to protect ourselves. This informative and practical analysis of the role of shame in our lives helps us to understand the root of our insecurity. Only by facing and coming to terms with our shame can we begin to resolve insecurities and become free to participate fully in life. Nichols discusses love and worth, the social sources of humiliation, the frustration of adolescence, and positive parenting, among other important topics, in this wonderful combination of clinical sophistication, common sense, and humanity!

The Art of Listening

The Art of Listening
Author: Les Back
Release: 2007-08-15
Editor: Bloomsbury Academic
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1845201213
Language: en
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Our culture is one that speaks rather than listens. From reality TV to political rallies, there is a clamour to be heard, to narrate, and to receive attention. It reduces 'reality' to revelation and voyeurism. The Art of Listening argues that this way of life is having severe and damaging consequences in a world that is increasingly globalized and where time and space is ever more rare. It addresses the question: how can we listen more carefully? Theory is combined with real stories from the experiences of the desperate stowaways who hide in the undercarriage of jet planes in order to seek asylum, to the young working-class people who use tattooing to commemorate a lost love. Les Back shows how sociology is in a unique position to record 'life passed in living' and to listen to complex experiences with humility and ethical care, in opposition to the Babel of voyeurism that has taken hold in the mainstream media.

Why Don t We Listen Better

Why Don t We Listen Better
Author: Jim Petersen
Release: 2007
Editor: James C. Petersen
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9780979155901
Language: en
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With a light touch and sensible techniques, Dr. Jim Petersen distills years of counseling and pastoral ministry into an informal volume loaded with practical tips, examples and techniques to practice. His book highlights our culture’s courtroom-like communication that often puts people at odds with each other. Most people think they listen well but don’t and folks walk away unheard, misunderstood and disconnected. Readers will chuckle in recognition at the tongue-in-cheek but spot-on “flat-brain” theory of emotions. It shows how and why we get upset and confused in tense situations and what to do about it. It lays the practical groundwork to better manage emotionally loaded situations. This book shows communication that works and is equally appropriate for professionals, such as pastors and therapists and for the general public. The ingenious Talker-Listener Card gives a taking-turn method to end arguing as we know it. It works for couples, business relationships, church listening programs, counselors, group discussions and the family dinner table listening game. Thirty listening techniques will help the reader immediately begin to turn enemies into friends, poor relationships into decent ones and good relationships into better ones. These accessible skills are being used in pastoral counseling classes, counseling offices, church staffs, professional offices, on dates, in corporate board rooms and at kitchen tables around the country .

People Skills

People Skills
Author: Robert Bolton
Release: 2011-11-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9780731811281
Language: en
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A wall of silent resentment shuts you off from someone you love....You listen to an argument in which neither party seems to hear the other....Your mind drifts to other matters when people talk to you.... People Skills is a communication-skills handbook that can help you eliminate these and other communication problems. Author Robert Bolton describes the twelve most common communication barriers, showing how these ""roadblocks"" damage relationships by increasing defensiveness, aggressiveness, or dependency. He explains how to acquire the ability to listen, assert yourself, resolve conflicts, and work out problems with others. These are skills that will help you communicate calmly, even in stressful emotionally charged situations. People Skills will show you * How to get your needs met using simple assertion techniques * How body language often speaks louder than words * How to use silence as a valuable communication tool * How to de-escalate family disputes, lovers' quarrels, and other heated arguments Both thought-provoking and practical, People Skills is filled with workable ideas that you can use to improve your communication in meaningful ways, every day.

How to be Heard

How to be Heard
Author: Julian Treasure
Release: 2017-11-07
Editor: Mango Media Inc.
Pages: 247
ISBN: 9781633536722
Language: en
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HuffPost 20 Best Business Books of 2017 ─ Learn communication skills secrets from one of the most successful TED Talks stars of all time Transform your communication skills: Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Renowned five time TED Talks speaker and author Julian Treasure reveals how to speak so that people listen – and how to listen so that people feel heard. As this leading sound expert demonstrates via interviews with world-class speakers, professional performers and CEOs atop their field, the secret lies in developing simple habits that can transform our communication skills, the quality of our relationships and our impact in the world. Effective speaking, listening, and understanding skills: How to be Heard includes never-before-seen exercises to develop your communication skills that are as effective at home as in the boardroom or conference call. Julian Treasure offers an inspiring vision for a sonorous world of effective speaking, listening and understanding. Communication skills secrets and tips discussed in How to be Heard include: • Sound affects us all: How to make it work for you and improve your wellbeing, effectiveness and happiness. Why listening matters. How listening and speaking affect one another. • The seven deadly sins of speaking and listening: And how to avoid them; the four cornerstones of powerful speaking and listening. • How to listen and why we don’t: Your listening filters, and how to use them. Five simple exercises to achieve conscious listening. Tips from great listeners. Inner listening. • Your voice: The instrument we all play, and how to play it beautifully. The power of your vocal toolbox and how to build your speaking power; tricks of great speakers; simple exercises and practices to develop your voice. • Saying what you mean: How to plan and structure content so you always hit the bullseye. Clean language. Secrets of rhetoric; great speeches unpacked; exercises and methods to achieve clarity, precision and impact. Five danger words to avoid. • Stagecraft: How to deliver a great talk. Practice, preparation, tools and aids, common mistakes and how to avoid them, stage presence - how to act and talk like a top professional speaker and win over any audience. The five most common errors and how to avoid them.

Listen to Young Adults

Listen to Young Adults
Author: Ayshi Ganguly
Release: 2020-08-16
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9798674454526
Language: en
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"Who understands me?" - The mind of a young adult. Who listens to young adults? Who feels young adults? Do you think you understand teenagers? When was the last time you understood someone or someone really understood you? In the new age when technology has made communication unconditionally easier and faster than ever before to talk with someone, we have become paradoxically worse at listening and communicating. One person talks and the other listens, but this is too simple to be true. We often feel that we understand better than we actually do! "I understand your pain," is easier said than done. There might not be any manual stating "Understand Teenagers", but deep down, every teenager, adolescent, young adult wishes their parents and others around to enhance understanding. If you are that the emotionally immature parent or the emotionally immature adult child who wishes to be understood, then you are just one step away from the very unapologetic practical influence which might serve as a bible for enhancing and sculpting the art of understanding young adults. This book is itself a voice talking about surprising skills that teaches one the ways to communicate effectively with someone without even talking, mastering the lost art of listening, and establishing harmony in relationships than ever before, on initiating a never-happened-before-conversation. The myths of adulthood, and understanding teenagers in the new age, have been busted. Before you go ahead, Stop. Listen and Communicate. Listen and Understand. Here's what the book has to offer you: Listening and communicating skills in need. Learn what they want, to be empathized or sympathized, or none. Understand abuse; emotional, physical, or sexual. Parenting modern teens with love and logic. Understanding that comparisons are not motivations for adult children. Fostering sensitivity to the wide spectrum of the LGBTQ community. Deal with the teen sex life. Understanding that growing up in the new digital age isn't easy either. The list of DO's and DON'Ts, listen and communicate before understanding someone. Depression is not a choice, it requires ample importance. Craft to listen and understand, deepen and develop understanding, think like a hare but speak like a tortoise. Understanding that different is not wrong. For you to be right, the other person might not be wrong, they are just different. Practical ways of building harmony in relationships after skills of developed understanding. Understanding people mastery, understanding strangers. ....And many more. In an era dominated by incessant broadcasting and attention-seeking in social media; to listen and understand- would serve as both a salve and a solution. So this practical guide is for becoming a better listener--and making yourself heard and understood.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Author: Harold S. Kushner
Release: 2001
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780805241938
Language: en
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Offers an inspirational and compassionate approach to understanding the problems of life, and argues that we should continue to believe in God's fairness.

What to Listen For in Music

What to Listen For in Music
Author: Aaron Copland
Release: 2011-02-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101513149
Language: en
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Now in trade paperback: “The definitive guide to musical enjoyment” (Forum). In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to both contemporary and classical music analytically, eminent American composer Aaron Copland offers provocative suggestions that will bring readers a deeper appreciation of the most viscerally rewarding of all art forms.

How to Shit in the Woods

How to Shit in the Woods
Author: Kathleen Meyer
Release: 2011
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9781580083638
Language: en
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It's the feisty third edition of How to Shit in the Woods , jam-packed with new information for outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe. Hailed in its first edition as "the most important environmental book of the decade" by Books of the Southwest, and in its second as "the real shit" by the late, great, outdoor photographer Galen Rowell, this bestselling guide is often called the "backpacker's bible" and has sold more than 2.5 million copies in eight languages. Author Kathleen Meyer continues to pioneer the way with her inimitable voice-at once humorous, irreverent, and direct-examining the latest techniques for graceful backcountry elimination, and answering a desperate cry from nature concerning environmental precautions in our ever-shrinking wilds. World changes come fast and furious, and in the backcountry it is no different. The practice of "packing-it-out," adopted to protect high use areas and fragile eco-systems, is here to stay. We are now often urged to haul our poop home. Or with increasing frequency, the whole business is mandatory. To assist with all this responsible human waste disposal, Meyer's new edition features the latest in product innovations, from classy high-tech to inexpensive do-it-yourself. She covers the most current solutions to the health risks of drinking straight from wilderness waterways; presents a raft of natural substitutes for the purist swearing off toilet tissue; and offers a wealth of new recommendations for ladies who must make do without a loo. This down-to-earth guide has been employed as a training aid for scout troops, outdoor schools, and wilderness programs for inner-city youth; for rangers with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management; as well as for whitewater rafting guides, backcountry outfitters, and members of the military. In rowing hundreds of urbanites down whitewater rivers, Meyer honed her squatting skills and found she "wasn't alone in the klutz department." Her delightfully shameless discussion of a once-shameful activity, her erudite examination of its associated vocabulary, and her unapologetic promotion of its colorful vernacular make How to Shit in the Woods essential and vastly entertaining reading for anyone who's ever paused at the edge of the forest and pondered: "Where do I go to go ?"

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 578
ISBN: 9780307433848
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Just Listen

Just Listen
Author: Mark Goulston
Release: 2015-03-04
Editor: AMACOM
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780814436486
Language: en
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Getting through to someone is a critical, fine art. Whether you are dealing with a harried colleague, a stressed-out client, or an insecure spouse, things will go from bad to worse if you can't break through emotional barricades and get your message thoroughly communicated and registered. Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist, business consultant, and coach, author Mark Goulston combines his background with the latest scientific research to help you turn the “impossible” and “unreachable” people in their lives into allies, devoted customers, loyal colleagues, and lifetime friends. In Just Listen, Goulston provides simple yet powerful techniques you can use to really get through to people including how to: make a powerful and positive first impression; listen effectively; make even a total stranger (potential client) feel understood; talk an angry or aggressive person away from an instinctual, unproductive reaction and toward a more rational mindset; and achieve buy-in--the linchpin of all persuasion, negotiation, and sales. Whether they're coworkers, friends, strangers, or enemies, the first make-or-break step in persuading anyone to do anything is getting them to hear you out. The invaluable principles in Just Listen will get you through that first tough step with anyone. With this groundbreaking book, you will be able to master the fine but critical art of effective communication.