The Elephant in the Office

The Elephant in the Office Author Diane a. Ross
ISBN-10 0991811305
Year 2013-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher
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"A practical approach to difficult conversations in the workplace, with lots of real-life examples to keep the reader investing their time and - can you believe it? - it's actually fun to read." - Yvonne Mann, President, LeaderShifts "Helpful, concrete examples written in practical lay terms. This book will help anyone who chooses to read it." - Chris Dragseth, Director (retired), Service Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Difficult Conversations at Work: Go from "Nightmare" to "No Problem" As a former lawyer, Diane A. Ross thought she was a difficult conversations expert... so why was she still struggling through those dreaded "tough talks" with her coworkers and colleagues? So began her revelation: the communication skills that knocked 'em dead at the negotiating table were actually destructive to her workplace relationships. Conflicts went unresolved, productivity was stifled, and communication suffered - big time. Sound familiar? The Elephant in the Office: Super-Simple Strategies for Difficult Conversations at Work is the answer for anyone who has ever wrestled with managing difficult conversations in the workplace. It's full of real-life, easy-to-implement strategies that have stood the test of time. Diane A. Ross' breezy writing style and upbeat sense of humor make this book a fun and informative read that promises to help you create real and lasting change in the workplace (so if you're looking for a dry, bore-me-to-tears-yawn-fest academic-style textbook, please look elsewhere!). Learn to: - Talk so that you are heard - Overcome the "difficult conversation jitters" - Disarm hostile coworkers - and even your boss - Boost communication within your team - Get what you want at work Handling Difficult Conversations Is About to Get a Whole Lot Less Scary/Stressful/Panic-Attack-Inducing If you have ever struggled with a coworker who wasn't pulling their weight or gotten butterflies asking for time off, this book is for you. If you have ever been faced with an unmotivated employee or a team leader who takes credit for your work, this book is for you. Whether you're dealing with a cubicle-mate with B.O., an employee stealing office supplies, a whole department getting laid off, or a team-member who always flies off the handle, The Elephant in the Office is going to get your difficult conversations moving in the right direction. Each chapter is full-to-overflowing with simple step-by-step tips backed by real-life examples, so you can see these strategies in action. Who Should Buy This Book? If you have ever had to cope with: - Anxiety asking for a raise or vacation time - Stress over having to fire someone, discuss employee performance, or give bad news - An overbearing boss - A coworker not pulling his or her weight - A smelly, dirty, crude, rude (or otherwise icky) team-member - Passive-aggressive, antagonistic, or just plain difficult coworkers or employees ...then you need this book! The Elephant in the Office is ideal for individuals hoping to achieve more in the workplace as well as executive teams and HR managers who want the very best from their employees. Handling difficult conversations is about to become a heck of a lot less painful, my friends! You're one good read away from better workplace dynamics, increased productivity, less stress, and more of what you want - out of work and out of life.

Stomp the Elephant in the Office

Stomp the Elephant in the Office Author Steven W. Vannoy
ISBN-10 0979376807
Year 2008-01-14
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher Wister & Willows Pub
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The elephant addressed in this book is the poor behaviors, attitudes and dysfunctional actions of individuals and teams that stop people from getting things done. This elephant robs people of excitement they once had for their work. This book provides tools and methodologies to evict the elephant from the workplace and home. If the elephant is not evicted, the things you need to get doneyour strategiesare crushed, money is lost, and lives are damaged.

The Elephant in the Boardroom

The Elephant in the Boardroom Author A. Furnham
ISBN-10 9780230281226
Year 2016-04-30
Pages 283
Language en
Publisher Springer
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This book from the acclaimed management writer Adrian Furnham, explores the dark side of leadership and how and why leaders can have a negative impact upon their companies and organisations. It asks why too often people do not speak out but instead ignore the problems they are causing.

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room Author Eviatar Zerubavel
ISBN-10 9780195332605
Year 2007-10-01
Pages 162
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The Elephant in the Room looks at how, why, and with what consequences it is possible for things to be known and 'not known' at the same time by individuals in a group. Zerubavel marshals a host of examples - from families that avoid discussing a member's cancer to the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy - to identify the common features of conspiracies of silence at all levels of society. He unravels the normative as well as political underpinnings of silence and denial, as well as the social dynamics of conspiracies of silence. Noting how each 'conspirator's' actions are symbiotically complemented by the others', he shows that silence is usually more intense when there are more people conspiring to maintain it and especially when there are significant power differences among them. He concludes by showing that the longer we ignore 'elephants' the larger they loom in our minds, as each avoidance typically triggers an indefinitely recursive spiral of denial.

The Elephants in My Backyard

The Elephants in My Backyard Author Rajiv Surendra
ISBN-10 9781682450512
Year 2016-11-08
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Rajiv Surendra was filming Mean Girls, playing the beloved rapping mathlete Kevin Gnapoor, when a cameraman insisted he read Yann Martel's Life of Pi. So begins his "lovely and human" (Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy) tale of obsessively pursuing a dream, overcoming failure, and finding meaning in life. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime chance. I found myself standing dangerously close to the edge of a cliff. Far below me was an incredible abyss with no end in sight. I could turn back and safely return to where I had come from, or I could throw caution to the wind, lift my arms up into the air . . . and jump.” —From The Elephants in My Backyard What happens when you spend ten years obsessively pursuing a dream, and then, in the blink of an eye, you learn that you have failed, that the dream will not come true? In 2003, Rajiv Surendra was filming Mean Girls, playing the beloved rapping mathlete Kevin Gnapoor, when a cameraman insisted he read Yann Martel’s Life of Pi. Mesmerized by all the similarities between Pi and himself—both are five-foot-five with coffee-colored complexions, both share a South Indian culture, both lived by a zoo—when Rajiv learns that Life of Pi will be made into a major motion picture he is convinced that playing the title role is his destiny. In a great leap of faith Rajiv embarks on a quest to embody the sixteen-year-old Tamil schoolboy. He quits university and buys a one-way ticket from Toronto to South India. He visits the sacred stone temples of Pondicherry, he travels to the frigid waters off the coast of rural Maine, and explores the cobbled streets of Munich. He befriends Yann Martel, a priest, a castaway, an eccentric old woman, and a pack of Tamil schoolboys. He learns how to swim, to spin wool, to keep bees, and to look a tiger in the eye. All the while he is really learning how to dream big, to fail, to survive, to love, and to become who he truly is. Rajiv Surendra captures the uncertainty, heartache, and joy of finding ones place in the world with sly humor and refreshing honesty. The Elephants in My Backyard is not a journey of goals and victories, but a story of process and determination. It is a spellbinding and profound book for anyone who has ever failed at something and had to find a new path through life.

Elephant in the Room

Elephant in the Room Author Diana McLain Smith
ISBN-10 9781118086735
Year 2011-07-22
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A systematic look at how relationships determine the success of leaders and their enterprises, along with tools to help strengthen and change them Since time immemorial, relationships have determined the fate of leaders. But today they are more critical to success than ever. No longer can leaders count on long time horizons or sloppy competition to make up for the inefficiencies that poor relationships create. Leaders must make decisions and take actions quickly and well with others, even those with whom they share very little?perhaps not even a time zone. This new world puts relationships at the center of what leaders must understand and master to succeed. Uses in-depth observational studies and clinical research to explore how relationships at the top of organizations work, develop, and change Shows how to understand, strengthen, and transform these relationships, so they can withstand the most intense pressures and conflicts This important book features a Foreword by Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline.

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room Author Jack Bender
ISBN-10 1941758797
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher
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An off-beat and quirky children's book for adults, utilizing Jack Bender's paintings, drawings and sculptures.

The Elephant in the Staffroom

The Elephant in the Staffroom Author Chris Eyre
ISBN-10 9781134798308
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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The Elephant in the Staffroom is the survival guide that every busy teacher needs for practical advice on teacher wellbeing. Written in an informal, conversational style, the book is divided into 40 bite-size chunks, covering a range of essential topics from understanding and avoiding burnout, to successful working patterns, and even surviving the school holidays! Complemented by a host of top tips, the book focuses on five key themes: the psychology of the teacher teacher identity emotional and physical energy keeping focused and investing in yourself colleagues, students and inspection Chapters are designed to be easily dipped in and out of, with each exploring the unique nature of the teaching profession and how to cope with, and conquer, a variety of stress triggers and psychological aspects of teaching – ‘elephants’ in the staffroom – to survive and succeed. Written by a head of department with over twenty years of classroom experience, this essential guide offers a wealth of practical advice on stress, work-life balance and organisation, and is a must-read for practising teachers.

The Elephant in the Brain

The Elephant in the Brain Author Kevin Simler
ISBN-10 0190495995
Year 2018
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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"This book exposes our unconscious selfish motives, those we're reluctant to discuss or even think about. These motives drive our body language, laughter, and conversation, as well as venerated institutions like art, school, charity, medicine, politics, and religion"--

Beating Boredom as the Secret to Managing ADHD

Beating Boredom as the Secret to Managing ADHD Author Letitia Sweitzer
ISBN-10 9780857009104
Year 2014-06-21
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Boredom and boredom avoidance drive the behaviours of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity – the diagnostic criteria of ADHD. This is the first ADHD resource to thoroughly explore the connection between the two. Full of innovative approaches, the book introduces a wide range of strategies for professionals working in clinical, educational and therapeutic settings to help those with ADHD beat boredom and engage with tasks and goals they want or need to achieve. Approaches specifically designed for toddlers, children, teenagers and adults are included, which can then be incorporated into schoolwork, jobs, relationships and everyday life. This practical resource will provide professionals who diagnose, treat, coach, and teach those with ADHD or those who suffer from frequent or pervasive boredom, with the tools to alleviate boredom in order to improve both concentration and mood.

An Elephant in the Garden

An Elephant in the Garden Author Michael Morpurgo
ISBN-10 9780007352128
Year 2010-05-27
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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A thrilling and moving novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war, for anyone who loved The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Butterfly Lion...

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room Author Jim Bombicino
ISBN-10 1937650510
Year 2015-04-03
Pages 46
Language en
Publisher
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Skyler has a hearing loss. And he doesn't feel much like talking today. No wonder-he keeps missing what his parents and siblings have to say, and it's frustrating. Skyler's little sister, Maizy, tags along on his morning routine and, with the help of her special friend, we learn that it takes more than hearing aids to help Skyler feel like talking again.

Motherhood the Elephant in the Laboratory

Motherhood  the Elephant in the Laboratory Author Emily Monosson
ISBN-10 9780801457838
Year 2011-02-23
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Cornell University Press
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About half of the undergraduate and roughly 40 percent of graduate degree recipients in science and engineering are women. As increasing numbers of these women pursue research careers in science, many who choose to have children discover the unique difficulties of balancing a professional life in these highly competitive (and often male-dominated) fields with the demands of motherhood. Although this issue directly affects the career advancement of women scientists, it is rarely discussed as a professional concern, leaving individuals to face the dilemma on their own. To address this obvious but unacknowledged crisis—the elephant in the laboratory, according to one scientist—Emily Monosson, an independent toxicologist, has brought together 34 women scientists from overlapping generations and several fields of research—including physics, chemistry, geography, paleontology, and ecology, among others—to share their experiences. From women who began their careers in the 1970s and brought their newborns to work, breastfeeding them under ponchos, to graduate students today, the authors of the candid essays written for this groundbreaking volume reveal a range of career choices: the authors work part-time and full-time; they opt out and then opt back in; they become entrepreneurs and job share; they teach high school and have achieved tenure. The personal stories that comprise Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory not only show the many ways in which women can successfully combine motherhood and a career in science but also address and redefine what it means to be a successful scientist. These valuable narratives encourage institutions of higher education and scientific research to accommodate the needs of scientists who decide to have children.

Elephant in the Sky

Elephant in the Sky Author Heather A. Clark
ISBN-10 9781770904927
Year 2014-05-01
Pages 326
Language en
Publisher ECW Press
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[tagline] The stigma of mental illness and the power of a motherÕs love come together in this achingly honest novel Widely acclaimed for her ability to tell emotionally powerful stories that capture the real lives of women, bestselling novelist Heather A. Clark tackles the subject of childhood mental disorders. Elephant in the Sky is told from both nine-year-old NateÕs point of view and that of his mother, Ashley, an overworked ad executive who struggles with a demanding workload and the worry that sheÕs not spending enough time with her family Ñ especially as her sonÕs battle with mental unbalance and paranoid delusions escalates. The two narratives converge in a deeply moving tale of a family dealing with mental illness. Elephant in the Sky is a story about unconditional love, and it articulates a complicated, real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity. It looks at what it means to be different in our society and beautifully explores the distance a mother will go to protect her child.

The Elephant in the Room The Denial of the Unconscious Mind

The Elephant in the Room The Denial of the Unconscious Mind Author Gerald Alper
ISBN-10 1596879734
Year 2014-01
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher iBooks
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"Consistently showing sharply piercing acumen, New York City psychotherapist GERALD ALPER pierces the husk shielding the often-denied 'dynamic unconscious.' Equipped intellectually with a flashlight of the 'psychodynamic perspective, ' ALPER revealingly illumines nooks and crannies of the edifice of the dynamic unconscious. Readers' attention is focused psychodynamically on contextuality and subjectivity as integral components of the equation of real-world complexity. The deep psychodynamic digging of ALPER reaches to celebrated experiments, death in the afterlife, the mind, the interface of science and religion, and cosmos-centric issues. Readers are enriched greatly by the intellectual treasures unearthed toilsomely by the spade of psychodynamic excavator ALPER." -LEO UZYCH, JD, MPH "ALPER never writes dull books. He has one of the most creative analytic minds of his generation." -DR. JEROME DAVID LEVIN, author of The Clinton Syndrome Within these pages GERALD ALPER explores the pervasive propensity among leading scientists in their quests for quantification and reductionism to overlook completely the presence of the "Elephant in the Room"-the dynamic unconscious-and the very real consequences that result when science minimizes the human equation. Offering a holistic, contextual view of the mind and its manifestations that neither excludes nor privileges the methods of science, ALPER examines the conclusions drawn by the experimentalist by taking the laboratory and putting it back into the real world. In the process he illuminates the fallacies inherent in some of the most celebrated scientific experiments in modern times while convincingly asserting that the experiential and existential aspects of our everyday lives are no less relevant. GERALD ALPER is an internationally recognized psychotherapist, fellow of the American Institute for Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, and author of nineteen books. These include, besides his celebrated Portrait of an Artist as a Young Patient, The Paranoia of Everyday Life and The Dark Side of the Analytic Moon.