We Need To Talk

In We Need to Talk, she shares what she's learned on the job about how to have effective, meaningful, and respectful conversations in every area of our lives.

We Need To Talk

Author: Celeste Headlee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349416397

Page: 256

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Take a moment to consider how many outcomes in your life may have been affected by poor communication skills. Could you have gotten a job you really wanted? Saved a relationship? What about that political conversation that got out of hand at a dinner party? How is it that we so often fail to say the right thing at the right time? In her career as an NPR host, journalist Celeste Headlee has interviewed hundreds of people from all walks of life, and if there's one thing she's learned, it's that it's hard to overestimate the power of conversation and its ability to both bridge gaps and deepen wounds. In We Need to Talk, she shares what she's learned on the job about how to have effective, meaningful, and respectful conversations in every area of our lives. Now more than ever, Headlee argues, we must begin to talk to and, more importantly, listen to one another - including those with whom we disagree. We Need to Talk gives readers ten simple tools to help facilitate better conversations, ranging from the errors we routinely make (put down the smart phone when you're face to face with someone) to the less obvious blind spots that can sabotage any conversation, including knowing when not to talk, being aware of our own bias, and avoiding putting yourself in the centre of the discussion. Whether you're gearing up for a big conversation with your boss, looking to deepen or improve your connection with a relative, or trying to express your child's needs to a teacher, We Need to Talk will arm you with the skills you need to create a productive dialogue.

We Need To Talk

" Funny, frank and pretty ridiculous, this is the perfect book for any Gogglebox fan.

We Need To Talk

Author: Chris Steed

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472243889

Page: 208

View: 680

Chris and Stephen off Gogglebox are known and loved by millions of viewers for their outrageous humour, filthy language and adorable sausage dogs. But there's a lot more to them than that. The ex-partners have both had their fair share of ups and downs, and here in their joint memoir they carry us through their experiences on a wave of hilarious back-and-forth conversations and killer one-liners. From their childhoods to finding fame on Gogglebox, nothing is off-limits. Stephen: "Going to the allotment was something we'd look forward to. Especially when it got dark and we used to nick everyone's vegetables" Chris: "We lived in this flint house on the edge of the cemetery, and not surprisingly it was really haunted." Funny, frank and pretty ridiculous, this is the perfect book for any Gogglebox fan.

We Need To Talk About Ross

Sportsman. Lover. Bon viviant. Cad. Ross O'Carroll-Kelly is many things to many people. But ten years after he lifted the Leinster Schools Senior Cup, Ireland's most beloved rogue remains one of its most misunderstood figures.

We Need To Talk About Ross

Author: Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141940514

Page: 272

View: 320

Sportsman. Lover. Bon viviant. Cad. Ross O'Carroll-Kelly is many things to many people. But ten years after he lifted the Leinster Schools Senior Cup, Ireland's most beloved rogue remains one of its most misunderstood figures. His accomplishments on the rugby field - and in the bedroom - remain the stuff of legend, but the truth about him remains hidden by the accretion of myth. Now, for the first time, the lid is lifted on the enigma that is South Dublin's most eligible married man. In more than a hundred interviews with his family and friends - those who've loved him, hated him and slept with him - the first ever composite portrait of the Celtic Tiger's most famous cub emerges. From the mother who didn't want him to the father who wanted him too much, from the friends who shared his misadventures to the women who shared his bed - or, failing that, a back alley or bus shelter - this searingly honest biography fills in all the blanks in the life of the self-styled Cock of Foxrock. 'One-liners are as sharp as ever' Irish Independent 'You'll look at Ross O'Carroll-Kelly in a whole new light ... highly enjoyable' Sunday Tribune 'Always a funny, sharp and humane writer' Irish Times

We Have To Talk

“We have to talk.” For many men, these are the four worst words in the English language, especially when they're uttered by a female partner.

We Have To Talk

Author: Samuel Shem

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465091140

Page: 238

View: 990

“We have to talk.” For many men, these are the four worst words in the English language, especially when they're uttered by a female partner. But it doesn't have to be that way, argue Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey in their pathbreaking and practical new book. “Male relational dread”—that all-too-familiar reaction set off by women's “relational yearnings”—can be tamed, and in its place can emerge true satisfaction for men and women.To demonstrate how this is done, Shem and Surrey take us behind the scenes of their popular workshops. We hear couples speak intimately about anger, guilt, resentment, shame, and sex. We watch them wrestle collectively with the gender divide in their relationships—the deep disconnects, or “impasses,” that reflect the vastly different developmental paths men and women have traveled. We see couples learn to bridge the poles of dread and yearning, to emerge from isolation into mutuality. We witness their moments of sadness, humor, and, ultimately, discovery.Filled with moving stories of real people struggling with real problems, We Have to Talk shatters the “rules” and offers dramatic proof that men and women are not from different planets after all. It is certain to be seen as the relationship book for the new millennium.

We Need to Talk About Africa

So what went wrong in Africa? And are we helping to fix it, or simply making matters worse? In this provocative analysis, Tom Young argues that so much has been misplaced: our guilt, our policies, and our aid.

We Need to Talk About Africa

Author: Tom Young

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1786070642

Page: 240

View: 426

If you boil a kettle twice today, you will have used five times more electricity than a person in Mali uses in a whole year. How can that be possible? Decades after the colonial powers withdrew Africa is still struggling to catch up with the rest of the world. When the same colonists withdrew from Asia there followed several decades of sustained and unprecedented growth throughout the continent. So what went wrong in Africa? And are we helping to fix it, or simply making matters worse? In this provocative analysis, Tom Young argues that so much has been misplaced: our guilt, our policies, and our aid. Human rights have become a cover for imposing our values on others, our shiniest infrastructure projects have fuelled corruption and our interference in domestic politics has further entrenched conflict. Only by radically changing how we think about Africa can we escape this vicious cycle.

We Need to Talk about Family

This collection draws together insights from the disciplines of cultural studies, literary theory, psychoanalysis, psychosocial studies, social policy and sociology, in order to explore the complex and contested status of “the family” ...

We Need to Talk about Family

Author: Roberta Garrett

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443899143

Page: 399

View: 225

We are the first generation in recent history to not know if our children will have a better life than us. Over the past thirty years, the dream of upward mobility and stable and securely paid employment has dissipated. This collection draws together insights from the disciplines of cultural studies, literary theory, psychoanalysis, psychosocial studies, social policy and sociology, in order to explore the complex and contested status of “the family” under neoliberalism. At one end of the spectrum, the intensification of work and the normalisation of long-hours working culture have undermined the time and energy available for private family life. At the other end, the fantasy of the nuclear family as a potential “haven in a heartless world” is rapidly unravelling, supplanted with a hypercompetitive, neo-traditionalist, mobile, neoliberal family seeking to capitalise on the uneven spread of resources in order to maximise the futures of its own children. As neoliberalism has always been split between socio-economic realities and the expectations of where we “should” be, we are always living with the anxiety of being left behind and the hope that the best is yet to come. The chapters in this collection signal the troubles of the neoliberal family: in particular, the gulf between the practical conditions of family life and the formation of new fantasies. The volume addresses the neoliberal family in a range of contexts: from the domestic, reproductive and bio-political regulation of family life, the representations of the neoliberal family on television and across social media, to the negotiation of family dynamics in maternal memoirs. The work provides a much-needed corrective to the critical emphasis on the macrostructures of the neoliberal world.

We Need to Talk About Love

For We Need to Talk Above Love, Laura Mucha has interviewed hundreds of strangers, from the ages of 8 to 95 in more than 40 countries, asking them to share their most personal stories, feelings and insights about love.

We Need to Talk About Love

Author: Laura Mucha

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472982444

Page: 368

View: 821

As featured on Sunday Brunch and Woman's Hour 'A really interesting proper analysis of the ins and outs of love. A kind of marvellous feat.' Richard Curtis Poets, philosophers and artists have been trying to explain romantic love for centuries, but it remains one of the most complex and intimidating terrains to navigate. Most people are afraid to be open and honest about their relationships – until now. For We Need to Talk Above Love, Laura Mucha has interviewed hundreds of strangers, from the ages of 8 to 95 in more than 40 countries, asking them to share their most personal stories, feelings and insights about love. These intimate and illuminating conversations raised important questions, such as: - How does your upbringing influence your relationships? - Does love at first sight exist? Should you 'just know'? - What should you look for in a partner? - Is monogamy natural? - Why do people cheat? - How do you know when it's time to walk away? Drawing on psychology, philosophy, anthropology and statistics, We Need to Talk About Love combines evidence, theory and everyday experience and is the perfect read for anyone who is curious about how we think, feel and behave when it comes to love.

We Need to Talk about Kevin

This novel is an examination of the effect tragedy has on a town, a marriage and a family.

We Need to Talk about Kevin

Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1846687349

Page: 477

View: 527

Eva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who tried to befriend him. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood and Kevin's horrific rampage in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her absent husband, Franklyn. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood from the start, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her own son may be responsible for driving him so nihilistically off the rails.

We Need to Talk

You'll learn how to move past each other's outer walls to discover the rich, often fragile world that lies inside. We Need to Talk is a hands-on, "how-to" book for couples at all stages of marriage.

We Need to Talk

Author: Robert Barnes

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031020805X

Page: 224

View: 611

This is a practical book full of usable communication keys that help couples develop a closer, more vital relationship.

We Need to Talk A Memoir about Wealth

We Need to Talk: A Memoir About Wealth examines the hidden impact of wealth on identity, relationships, and sense of place in the world.

We Need to Talk  A Memoir about Wealth

Author: Jennifer Risher

Publisher: Xeno Books

ISBN: 9781939096463

Page: 280

View: 958

"We Need to Talk: A Memoir About Wealth gives voice to an experience millions share, but no one discusses: what it's like to be rich. The book is an honest, personal story that explores the hidden impact of wealth on identity, relationships, and sense of place in the world. Too often, we link net-worth to self-worth and keep quiet about how our finances make us feel. Money is a taboo subject. The author hopes We Need to Talk becomes a catalyst for conversation that demystifies wealth, gets us talking on a personal level, and confirms we are ninety-nine percent the same. In 1991, at twenty-six years old, Jennifer took a job at Microsoft and got lucky. She met her future husband, David, and the stock options she was granted were worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. His were worth far more. Years later, when David joined a small, unknown start-up called Amazon.com, she got lucky again. They both did. They were in their early thirties and had tens of millions of dollars. It was amazing. The freedom and benefits were obvious. But after growing up saving her pennies and being wary of the rich, Jennifer was embarrassed to have joined their ranks. She wasn't worried about being liked for her money, she was worried about being hated for it. People looked at her differently. She didn't know how to ensure her children stayed motivated and not entitled, was shocked when a friend asked for $25,000, discovered philanthropy isn't as straightforward as just writing a check, and grappled with the meaning of enough. For years, she didn't share her dilemmas with others for fear of being judged. No one talks about money-but we should"--

We Need to Talk

If you want to build and maintain stronger relationships despite conflict, We Need to Talk is the place to start. "I cannot urge you enough to go into that talk you need to have, having read this book first.

We Need to Talk

Author: Dr. Linda Mintle

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441222383

Page: 256

View: 674

How we deal with conflict will either grow a relationship or destroy it. Experienced therapist Dr. Linda Mintle expertly leads readers through successful conflict management, resulting in more secure and peaceful relationships. Practical and approachable, We Need to Talk offers real-world advice based on solid research for marriages, parenting, extended family, ex-spouses, blended families, and friendships. Readers will learn to reverse negative relationship patterns, let go of unresolved anger, negotiate expectations, set boundaries, and even stay in relationships with unsolvable conflicts. Self-inventories, questions, and descriptions of personality styles provide hands-on tools for self-recognition and better understanding. Throughout, Dr. Mintle directs readers to their ultimate source of relational transformation: a loving God.

We Need to Talk

I was utterly amazed at how easy it was to have the conversation. Every manager, no matter how experienced can benefit from this book. The time comes for you to have your next critical conversation, pick up We Need to Talk.

We Need to Talk

Author: Phillip Van Hooser

Publisher: Sound Wisdom

ISBN: 1640951563

Page: 160

View: 117

Will your business relationships suffer or be saved by your ability to communicate? Like it or not, professional relationships are impacted - positively or negatively - by the ability to communicate. Customers are won or lost - employees are encouraged or de-motivated - professional networks are expanded or extinguished - all by how well we communicate. We Need to Talk reveals key strategies to help you build trust, win respect and sidestep common minefields when communicating gets critical. "As a manager in a client service environment, the need frequently arises to have critical conversations. Within days of reading We Need to Talk, I applied two of the principles Phil described and was beyond thrilled at the outcome. Not only did my associate respond favorably to the message, but agreed that changes were needed and committed to making them. I was utterly amazed at how easy it was to have the conversation. Every manager, no matter how experienced can benefit from this book. The time comes for you to have your next critical conversation, pick up We Need to Talk. You'll be glad you did!" --Priscilla Pinnegar, Client Support Manager II ADP, Inc. Discover how you can: Establish empathy and trust when communicating with subordinates, co-workers, superiors or customers Rebuild the believability quotient when truthfulness has not always been practiced Rein in "brutal honesty" and the damage it causes Build rapport by "actively" listening Earn respect while delivering difficult or sensitive messages Build integrity while eliminating communication barriers like the "grapevine" And get results by guaranteeing the message you intended was interpreted correctly Through a masterful use of stories and illustrations, We Need to Talk reveals six unique, powerful strategies for communicating successfully when relationships and results are riding on your abilities.

We Need To Talk Tough Conversations With Your Kids

Divorce. When it's time for "the talk," many parents panic. They need a simple guide to help them - and now they have it. In this book, parenting expert Dr. Richard Heyman teaches parents how to approach kids with honesty and understanding.

We Need To Talk   Tough Conversations With Your Kids

Author: Richard Heyman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440520895

Page: 224

View: 945

Sex. Drugs. Divorce. When it's time for "the talk," many parents panic. They need a simple guide to help them - and now they have it. In this book, parenting expert Dr. Richard Heyman teaches parents how to approach kids with honesty and understanding. He answers questions like "How do I bring it up?", "What should I say?", and "How will he/she/they react?" It features practical and precise advice for specific problem topics and realistic scripts that help dictate what should and should not be said. Complete with realistic sample scripts, this go-to guide helps parents tackle tough topics with conviction and composure.

Get the Wine We Have to Talk about Feelings

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Get the Wine We Have to Talk about Feelings

Author: Wine Notebooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781701508170

Page: 122

View: 946

You are looking for a great notebook? Lucky you found us! This fashionable themed notebook leaves you all freedom in creating every content you need and is a faithful companion in your everyday life. This individual design is rounded off by 120 pages of cream-white colored paper and a beautiful matt premium cover. The notebook has been designed by independent designers who you will support with every purchase. A great gift idea for the birthday of friends or as a gift for a special person. Also check out our other journals, maybe you'll find another one that you like as well.

Mom and Dad We Need to Talk

Praise for MOM AND DAD, WE NEED TO TALK "This book is a must-read for adult children of aging parents.

Mom and Dad  We Need to Talk

Author: Cameron Huddleston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111953836X

Page: 256

View: 438

Learn to start open, productive talks about money with your parents as they age As your parents age, you may find that you want or need to broach the often-difficult subject of finances. In Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances, you’ll learn the best ways to approach this issue, along with a wealth of financial and legal information that will help you help your parents into and through their golden years. Sometimes parents are reluctant to address money matters with their adult children, and topics such as long-term care, retirement savings (or lack thereof), and end-of-life planning can be particularly touchy. In this book, you’ll hear from others in your position who have successfully had “the talk” with their parents, and you’ll read about a variety of conversation strategies that can make talking finances more comfortable and more productive. Learn conversation starters and strategies to open the lines of communication about your parents’ finances Discover the essential financial and legal information you should gather from your parents to be prepared for the future Gain insight from others’ stories of successfully talking money with aging parents Gather the courage, hope, and motivation you need to broach difficult subjects such as care facilities and end-of-life plans For children of Baby Boomers and others looking to assist aging parents with their finances, Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk is a welcome and comforting read. Although talking money with your parents can be hard, you aren’t alone, and this book will guide you through the process of having fruitful financial conversations that lead to meaningful action.

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Oversight  mandatory Petroleum Allocation Programs

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Dear God We Need to Talk

Dear God, We Need to Talk will help you actively engage God, the Christian faith, and the Bible by interacting with them in a logical, practical, and humorous way.

Dear God  We Need to Talk

Author: Darren Schalk

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1621363031

Page: 240

View: 245

Dear God, We Need to Talk will help you actively engage God, the Christian faith, and the Bible by interacting with them in a logical, practical, and humorous way.

We Need to Talk about Change

Unsurprisingly, the generic cure works for some, but not all.

We Need to Talk about Change

Author: Vic Zbar

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781921823855

Page: 12

View: 765

Vic Zbar notes how in the medical world diagnosis leads to prescription and treatment; by contrast, he argues, system leadership in education tends to go straight to prescription, without first diagnosing the problem, contextualised to the individual experience of each school. Unsurprisingly, the generic cure works for some, but not all. Drawing on examples of what works in high-achieving schools, he argues that system leaders need to shift the focus away from providing generic answers for schools to questions they may not have, towards informing the solutions that schools can themselves prescribe for the specific ailments they diagnose. That, he comments, is the difference between building capacity in the school and taking it away.