Master your mind, manage stress and boost your productivity! Mindfulness at Work For Dummies provides essential guidance for employees at all levels of an organization who are seeking more focus and clarity in their work. It explains how mindfulness can help employers wishing to implement mindful practices into the workplace, and provides leaders and mentors within an organization with the tools they need to become more effective leaders and coaches. The audio download contains guided mindfulness exercises and meditations suited to workplace scenarios, a core feature of mindfulness programmes. Mindfulness at Work For Dummies includes: An introduction to mindfulness, and how it can help improve working behaviour An explanation of how the brain retains new mindful working patterns…with a bit of practice! Useful tips on incorporating mindfulness into your working day How organisations can benefit from implementing mindful approaches to work Guidance for leaders on how mindfulness can help develop their leadership qualities
The fact is, because they’re the ones doing the day-to-day work, front-line employees see a great many problems and opportunities that their managers don’t. But most organisations do very poorly at tapping into this extraordinary potential source of revenue-enhancing and savings-generating ideas.
Drawing on extensive research and experience in more than 300 organisations around the world, Alan Robinson and Dean Schroeder show precisely how to take advantage of the virtually free, perpetually renewable resource of employee ideas.
True excellence and sustainable competitive advantage—in every area, from productivity, to responsiveness, keeping costs low, quality and service delivery—is only possible with the attention to detail that comes from getting and implementing large numbers of ideas from employees.
This is the fourth edition of one of the seminal works in the field of mediation and conflict resolution. The book is practical blend of theory, research, and practice with a useful “how to” approach to resolving disputes at various stages of development and resolution. Its case studies present a range of successful applications of mediation (interpersonal, child custody and divorce, commercial, business, organizational, public policy, environmental, intercultural and international) and strategies for intervention. The book is written for both beginning and experienced practitioners.
The award-winning first edition of “The Promise of Mediation”, published ten years ago, is a landmark classic that changed the field`s understanding of the theory and practice of conflict intervention. That volume first articulated the `transformative model` of mediation, which greatly humanized the vision of how the mediation process could help parties in conflict. In the past decade, the transformative model has proved itself and gained increasing acceptance. It is now being used in such diverse arenas as workplace, community, family, organizational, and public policy conflicts, among others. In this new edition, the authors draw on a decade of work in theory development, training, practice, research, and assessment to present a thoroughly revised and updated account of the transformative model of mediation and its practical application, including a compelling description of how the field has moved toward increasing acceptance of the transformative model; a new and clearer presentation of the theory and practices of transformative mediation, with many concrete examples; a new case study that provides a vivid picture of the model in practice, with a commentary full of new information about how to use it effectively; clarifications of common misconceptions about the model; and, a vision for the future that shows how the model can coexist with other approaches and where the `market` for transformative mediation is emerging. This volume is a foundational resource on transformative practice, for both readers of the first edition and new readers – including mediators, facilitators, lawyers, administrators, human resource professionals, policymakers, and conflict resolution researchers and educators. More generally, this book will strike a chord with anyone interested in humanizing our social institutions and building on a relational vision of society.
Sometimes it`s necessary to push beyond the usual limits of the mediation process to achieve deeper and more lasting change. “Mediating Dangerously” shows how to reach beyond technical and traditional intervention to the outer edges and dark places of dispute resolution, where risk taking is essential and fundamental change is the desired result. It means opening wounds and looking beneath the surface, challenging comfortable assumptions, and exploring dangerous issues such as dishonesty, denial, apathy, domestic violence, grief, war, and slavery in order to reach a deeper level of transformational change. “Mediating Dangerously” shows conflict resolution professionals how to advance beyond the traditional steps, procedures, and techniques of mediation to unveil its invisible heart and soul and to reveal the subtle and sensitive engine that drives the process of personal and organizational transformation. This book is a major new contribution to the literature of conflict resolution that will inspire and educate professionals in the field for years to come.
In this thought-provoking, passionately written book, Bernard Mayer an internationally acclaimed leader in the field dares practitioners to ask the hard questions about alternative dispute resolution.
- What`s wrong with conflict resolution?
- Why aren`t more individuals and organizations using conflict resolution when they have a problem?
- Why doesn`t the public know more about it?
- What are the limits of conflict resolution?
- When does conflict resolution work and when does it not?
Offering a committed practitioner`s critique of the profession of mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution, Beyond Neutrality focuses on the current crisis in the field of conflict resolution and offers a pragmatic response.
The Complete Dentist: Positive Leadership and Communication Skills for Success is a one-of-a-kind guide to starting and running an effective and successful dental practice.Â . Presents tried-and-true ideas and methods for effective communication, blending positive psychology with leadership in dentistry Describes the five elements of success and happiness, offering pathways to a flourishing dental practice Considers the reasons why communication and leadership skills are important for dentists
Public health nursing–with its focus on compassionate, holistic care and service to the poor, the aged, those suffering from social injustice, and those without adequate health facilities–had its origins over a century ago with the founding of the Henry Street Settlement in New York City. Embracing the same foundational principles, Nurse-Led Health Clinics is the first book to describe innovative, nurse-managed solutions for improving health care today. It addresses the key business, policy, medical, financial, and operational considerations necessary for successfully opening and operating nurse-led health facilities. With the mission to dramatically expand access to primary and preventative health care, these clinics provide a full range of services, including primary care, health promotion, disease prevention, and behavioural health care to residents of underserved communities throughout the U.S. The book delivers a wealth of comprehensive information for nurses who are considering opening their own clinics. Reinforced with best-practice models and case studies, it takes a concrete look at what it takes to successfully start and run a nurse-managed health center. The book addresses the history and growth of nurse-led clinics and describes the nurse-led paradigm of care. It identifies the different types of nurse-led clinics (primary care, school based, wellness clinics, and more) and the clinical services offered within them. Also discussed are the requirements and mind-set of potential consumers and strategies for sustainability along with the role of the collaborative team. The pros and cons of a variety of business and operations models are examined along with quality metrics and initiatives. The book also covers various state and federal policy challenges and opportunities and explores the future of nurse-led care in view of ongoing health care reform. Helpful appendices include a start-up checklist, sample by-laws and a managed care contracting toolkit. Key Features:
- Describes key business, policy, medical, financial, and operational considerations for running a nurse-managed health center
- Addresses the pros and cons of a variety of business models for nurse-led care
- Identifies the most common clinical services offered
- Presents quality metrics, best practice models, and case studies
- Includes state and federal policy and regulatory challenges and opportunities
This title presents the right phrase for every situation…Every time. “Perfect Phrases for Setting Performance Goals” provides hundreds of precisely worded future performance goals. You can put them to use for virtually any purpose, from sales and profit goals, quality and productivity goals, and on-time performance personal development goals. Learn the most effective language for: focus your people on the most important parts of their jobs; clearly communicate your expectations; align employee goals with organizational priorities; improve productivity and morale in the workplace; reduce disagreements during performance reviews; and, raise the bar for performance.
How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader is an indispensable guide for all nurses and midwives who wish to develop and improve their practice as leaders. Written in collaboration with the NHS Leadership Academy, this practical book draws on the real experience of over 10,000 nurses and midwives to bring leadership dilemmas to life in specific situations. Key learning features include:
- How to develop your self-awareness
- How to develop your personal impact and presence
- How to survive and thrive
- How to get your message across
- How to get the best out of others
- How to work with and lead other professionals and patients
- How to have courageous conversations
- How to balance conflicting demands and needs
Containing exercises and reflective questions to help apply theory to leadership practice, How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader is an ideal companion for all nurses and midwives, whether you are newly qualified, or stepping into a team leader role.