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by Margaret J. Wheatley

  • ISBN: 1576751457
  • Author: Margaret J. Wheatley
  • ePub ver: 1717 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 150
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition (January 9, 2002)
  • Formats: lit mbr azw rtf
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Subcategory: Relationships
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Reading this book makes you appreciate being human - and Wheatley makes you appreciate that life is sacred . Among books on community engagement, Margaret Wheatley’s Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future is incredibly unique.

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Turning to One Another book. With this simple declaration, Margaret Wheatley proposes that people band together with their colleagues and friends to create the solutions for real social change, both locally and globally, that are so badly needed. Such change will not come from governments or corporations, she argues, but "I believe we can change the world if we start talking to one another again.

It is impossible to read Turning to One Another in the wake of the devastating attack on New York City's World Trade Center and not marvel at the book's eerie and moving prescience.

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With this simple declaration, Margaret Wheatley proposes that citizens band together with their colleagues and friends to create the solutions for social change, both locally and . Turning to One Another encourages this process.

With this simple declaration, Margaret Wheatley proposes that citizens band together with their colleagues and friends to create the solutions for social change, both locally and globally, that are so badly needed. Such change will not come from governments or corporations but from the ageless process of thinking together in conversation. Dil: İNGİLİZCE Kategori: KİŞİSEL GELİŞİM Çeviren: Sesli kitap hakkinda daha fazlasi.

Turning to One Another encourages this process. I believe we can change the world if we start talking to one another again. Such change will not come from governments or corporations, she argues, but from the ageless process of thinking together in conversation.

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Margaret J. Wheatley. Turning to One Another encourages this process

With this simple declaration, Margaret Wheatley proposes that citizens band together with their colleagues and friends to create the solutions for social change, both locally and .

""I believe we can change the world if we start talking to one another again."" With this simple declaration, Margaret Wheatley proposes that citizens band together with their colleagues and friends to create the solutions for social change, both locally and globally, that are so badly needed. Such change will not come from governments or corporations but from the ageless process of thinking together in conversation. Turning to One Another encourages this process. Part One explores the power of conversation and the conditions -- simplicity, personal courage, real listening, and diversity -- that support it. Part Two provides ten ""conversation starters"" -- questions that in Wheatley's experience have led people to share their deepest beliefs, fears, and hopes.
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Kezan
Wheatley opens the book by making a case for change - "...in an increasingly dark time...it is difficult to do good and lasting work...in any country and in any type of work, we are being asked to work faster, more competitively, more selfishly - and to focus on the short-term...these values cannot lead to anything healthy and sustainable, and they are alarmingly destructive. We may feel distressed, overwhelmed, numbed and afraid - we are living in a time when countless people are losing their faith in people and their futures. But beneath these feelings, we still desire learning, freedom, meaning and love...and people are still basically good and caring."

Wheatley has studied distress in "tens of thousands of people" - - in Part One she explains that human conversation is the oldest and easiest way to generate conditions for change. In Part Two, she shares quotes and images to support Part One. In Part 3, she shares questions and background on questions that may be "conversation starters" to generate change in oneself and others, including:

(1) Do I feel a vocation to be fully human?
(2) What is my faith in the future?
(3) What do I believe about others?
(4) What am I willing to notice in my world?
(5) When have I experienced good listening?
(6) Am I willing to reclaim time to think?
(7) What is the relationship I want with the earth?
(8) What is my unique contribution to the whole?
(9) When have I experienced working for the common good?
(10) When do I experience sacred?
(11) What is our role in creating change?
(12) Can I be fearless?

My recap of the book:
1. This is a simple but important book. Especially in these times.
2. The book is Soothing. (Very) You find your blood pressure slowing as you turn the pages.
3. The book is beautifully presented. Not jammed top-to-bottom with theories, references and words for sake of filling pages. Plenty of white space along with deep, relevant, thoughtful quotations.
4. The author explains the what, the why, and most importantly the how. She forces you to step back, pause and think. She offers up simple but powerful solutions and questions to rediscover humanity.

Reading this book makes you appreciate being human - and Wheatley makes you appreciate that life is sacred and that we have much to be hopeful for.
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Usually love Wheatley, but this is a little too redundant and leads with the assumption that the world is in a dire state and that no one is doing anything to change it. I would rather start with the assumption that there are good people doing wonderful things. Some of the same content would be used, but it would come from a much more possitive premise.
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I am a nurse educator and I have used this text to support student's reflective capacity about their leadership skills, particularly at the graduate level of education. I think this book is wonderfully well written, and Wheatley really did design the book to support the dialogue process. In class we would each read a paragraph until the reading was done. Then we would spend time reflecting by writing poetry, creating a short narrative, or drawing or painting a picture. We then dialogued about our reflections and I feel that this text supported the students' integral education experience. We also used the book to support online dialogue and reflection.

I highly recommend this text for any educator who is looking for ways to support dialogue and reflective processes of their students.
Helldor
Good read. Honestly nothing mind blowing, however it presents a lot of ideas that you may not have actually put into practice. For that reason I would recommend this book so long as you are willing to take action and start listening.
Narder
Wonderful experience.
Akinonris
This is an excellent resource for anyone who is interested in personal growth and learning. Additionally, it is a great resource for those who are responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary project. The entire book is thought provoking. The conversation starters are insightful and inspiring. The context and focus for each of these provides direction of attention without limiting the scope of the dialog that they are intended to spark.
Winawel
Love M Wheatley's work and this is a classic of her about being stronger together than we are apart - A must read for business and non profits alike.
Margaret has created such a powerful book on conversation, learning, and change. I can not imagine a more powerful book telling stories that can transform how we work, play, and learn together. This is a life changing read and one that I highly recommend. And even more importantly, in such a turbulent time, keeping in conversation with others may be the only thing that helps us hold this world together. Therefore, do not only read the book, but put into action conversations that can change the world.

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