books about: consensus
Building United Judgement: A Handbook for Consensus Decision Making
Center for Conflict Resolution
This book is a good consensus manual
This is THE consensus process manual, used by many intentional communties around the country. It offers practical advice on working with consensus groups, how to run meetings, dealing with difficult issues and people. The book itself was written by a group of people that used a consensus process to determine the content and coverage. In places the styles of the differing authors vary a little. ...
The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation: Best Practices from the Leading Organization in Facilitation
A TOP-NOTCH, IN-DEPTH INTRODUCTION TO FACILITATION.
An extraordinarily rich and in-depth introduction to the subject. Each chapter is written by one or more experts. The book covers such topics as: - creating an ongoing client relationship; - the skilled facilitator approach; - process issues such as difficult personalities; - facilitation planning and preparation; - building trust; - the art of drawing out the best in people; - ...
Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution
An early view of the evolution of cooperation
Peter Kropotkin is one of the most noteworthy anarchist thinkers over the last two centuries. As with other political thinkers, so, too, with Kropotkin--his analy¬sis of human nature is critical for understanding his overall philosophical position. For his view of human nature, "Mutual Aid" is a key for understanding his views. His work is a harbinger of more recent studies of sociobiology, ...
Consensus Through Conversation (EasyRead Comfort Edition): How to Achieve High-Commitment Decisions
I was glad to be able to buy this book. I recieved it in good time and at a good price.
The Power of Collective Wisdom: And the Trap of Collective Folly
12 reviews, ...
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009
Profound and Practical Wisdom on Every Page
As an OD consultant with over 20 years of experience in organizations large and small, I have read countless books on change, leadership, organizational development, etc. None has captured as profoundly and poetically the critical and central role of authentic, productive relationships that allow groups to learn, grow, and solve problems by accessing something greater than what any one "expert" ...
The power of a good fight: How to negotiate conflict, confrontation and consensus in the workplace
E & E Communications, Inc
Lynne's book arrived at the perfect time! As hospitals deal with nursing shortages as well as other shortages of healthcare workers in the U.S., managers need to make the most of the staff we have. We owe it to our patients and the physicians we serve to be the best we can be each day. The attempt to stretch ourselves to cover all the requirements of safe patient care with overwhelming budget ...
Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making
New Society Publishers
A Gem - Not Just for Facilitators
I have been an unofficial practicing student of "Community at Work" for years and never tire of returning to this book to be inspired anew. If only every principal, teacher and young person could become a practicing student with this book in hand - across profit, nonprofit, government and cultural sectors, what a world we would live in. Through my own experience of folks at Community at Work, ...
Beyond consensus: Salvaging sense of the meeting (Pendle Hill pamphlet)
Beyond Consensus is a classic pamphlet, from Pendle Hill
This is perhaps the most worthwhile pamphlet in all of Quaker Literature. It should be required reading by all new seekers. ... It describes a Quaker 'sacrament' (if you will), and the real meaning involved when a meeting seeks 'the sense of the meeting'. It is beautiful.
Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer: Managing for Conflict and Consensus
Michael A. Roberto
Wharton School Publishing
A practical discussion of how leaders should decide
The two greatest strengths of Michael A. Roberto's book are its honesty and clarity. He admits that most people are uncomfortable with conflict and that many well-intentioned leaders shut down dissent. He's also honest about how likely it is that things will go wrong along the way, at least temporarily. Fortunately, he's also very clear about steps you can take to guide conflict in a productive ...
Climate: The Counter-consensus - a Scientist Speaks (Independent Minds)
A cool headed, rational and indispensable work.
Together with A. Montford's more technical "The Hockey Stick Illusion", and Ian Plimer's "Heaven and Earth", this book is one of the most authoritative summaries about the hypothesis that human-produced CO2 causes the earth's climate to change catastrophically. The main strengh of the book is that it presents convincing scientific arguments without needing to refer to "majorities", "authorities" ...
Liberty Equality, Consensus and All That Jazz at the del Rio Bar
Huron River Press
Democacy in the Workplace,Politics & the Arts
This book is great, unique, and NOT OUT OF PRINT. It just came out. You can put in Amazon shopping cart or order at [...] For thirty years, the Del Rio ran by consensus, real democracy in the workplace. Loved comments by all types--employees, customers, those who made art, talked and worked for peace and social justice. A must read--an important slice of 20th century life that still appeals and ...
The Consensus Of The Church And Papal Infallibility: A Study In The Background Of Vatican I
Richard F. Costigan
Catholic University of America Press
The book published and written by a Catholic University scholar proports to survey the thoughts of Gallican Scholars, and the Romanist Scholars on Papal Infallibility. Overall the work is scholarly. The work does what it proports to do. It surveys the leading Gallican theologicans and leading Ultra-Montane (Romanist) theologians, and their arguments. The dissapointment was I felt the ...
The Elite Consensus: When Corporations Wield the Constitution
You won't be able to buy this for long
I came across this, studying the origin of paper money and modern economics. The authors went through great technical effort and personal sacrifice to bring this to We The People. The Bibliography is nearly as long as the text to substantiate all facts. It details the corporate influences in what was once American Democracy. Get it, read it, share it. It will be banned if it becomes popular. ...
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and ...
Clinical definition of an organic brain disease
This edition contains the full 2003 Canadian clinical definition for this ICD-10 G93.3 brain disease developed by the biomedical researchers and clinicians who have seen and treated the organic symptoms of thousands of patients accurately diagnosed with this disease. Post exertional exhaustion unrelieved by rest (not tiredness) is but one symptom of many signs and symptoms required to diagnose ...
12 Steps to Robust Decisions: Building Consensus in Product Development and Business
Practical information and advice for organizations
Professor Ullman has discovered one of those universal truths that few notice, but when you read about, you say, "Of course!" This is it: It's not the steps taken in any process, but the decision to take the steps, that determines the outcome. So it makes sense to get comfortable with the stuff of decisions--especially since we always seem to have to make them with information that is incomplete, ...
The Pesharim and Qumran History: Chaos or Consensus?
Mr. James H. Charlesworth
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
A Roadmap Through the Pesharim
In years past scholars created academic chaos by arguing over the proper way to obtain historical information from the pesharim. For the first two decades of Qumran studies, scholars tended to mine the pesharim for their historical data without regard to the fact that they were biblical commentaries. This was followed by a backlash in which scholars warned against using the pesharim for ...
The Human Drama of Abortion: A Global Search for Consensus
Jose S. Barzelatto
Vanderbilt University Press
Courageous and enlightening
At last, a book about abortion that is well-reasoned, scientific, and compassionate. The authors calmly examine every side of the debate and offer interesting and relevant information from scientific journals, theologians, and their own extensive experience. They propose a reasonable policy for abortion while acknowledging that it is the least desirable of options available. If you are seeking ...
Teaching the Writing Process in High School (Standards Consensus Series)
National Council of Teachers of English
Excellent guide for teachers!
As a future teacher, one of my greatest concerns has been being able to come up with creative or unique ways to teach my content. Because this book includes an array of great ideas all of which can be altered slightly to suit a variety of different needs, I found this book very helpful. Since I have been introduced to the standards which I will be expected to meet, I have also had some doubts ...
Economic Dynamics in Transitional Economies: The 4-P Governments, the Eu Enlargement, and the Bruxelles ...
The New Brussels Consensus
In this book, Dr.Bruno Sergi has written a dynamic and elequant call for a new consensus called "The Brussels Consensus". The publication of the book could not have come at a better time. The "Washington Consensus" has lost much credibility in many parts of the world. Dr. Sergi's "...Brussels Consensus" greatly improves upon the failures of Washington. Dr. Sergi carefully and precisely calls ...
The Home We Build Together: Recreating Society
wonderful and revolutionary
England's most influential Jewish leader has crafted a wonderful critique of multi-culturalism and argued for erecting a new conccept of identity in its place. He argues that multi-culturalism has fragmented society and although the ideas behind it were noble the outcome has been brutal. Instead we need a new society that will emphasize heritage withotu causing hate and identity politics and ...
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