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Chapter Three: The Coaching Conversation

Stout-Rostron, Sunny Karnac Books ePub


– Visible behavioural change

– Improved performance and business results

– Personal and professional development

– Why skills and competences

– Global Convention on Coaching (GCC)

– International Coach Federation (ICF)

– Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC)

– European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

– Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA)

– Building the coaching relationship

– Listening and questioning

– Developing self-awareness through the process of self-reflection

– Continuous learning and development

– Expanding your knowledge and core coaching skills base

– Business and leadership coaching abilities

– Upholding ethical guidelines and professional standards

The coaching conversation provides a thinking environment where business professionals are able to develop self-awareness and a depth of understanding of themselves and others—embedding newly acquired skills, competences and attitudes which subsequently impact the actions they take, and visibly demonstrate new behaviours. This chapter explores critical aspects of the coaching conversation, and outlines the key competences required by the coach to ensure successful outcomes.

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Development of a Mathematical Model for Designing Reliable Information Systems and its Properties

Hamid R. Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF


Int'l Conf. Software Eng. Research and Practice | SERP'14 |





The 2014 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP'14),

Las Vegas, USA, July 21-24, 2014

Seilkhan Boranbayev

L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University

5 Munaitpasov Street

Astana, 010008, Kazakhstan sboranba@yandex.kz

Askar Boranbayev

Nazarbayev University

Astana, Kazakhstan aboranbayev@nu.edu.kz

Sanzhar Altayev

L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University

5 Munaitpasov Street

Astana, 010008, Kazakhstan

Abstract—It is necessary to reduce dependence of results quality from development of information systems on such subjective factors as qualification and experience of performers, to lower risk of unsuccessful completion of the project. There is an urgent need today for science-based technological methods of information systems to plan the parameters of a software project, to guarantee the required quality of results. Thus, the creation of scientific methods and technologies for the information systems design is an important scientific and technical problem. This article is devoted to development of methods of design and distribution of resources for development of information systems.

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Four: But I Liked My Real Job!

Zack, Devora Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

What you manage in business is people.
—Harold Geneen

I did not sign up for this
Not in my plan, not on my list
Never wanted to be in charge of you
And now my work is never through…

Chapter Highlights

The “you” version of manager

Sharpen your focus on what matters

Unless you select the route of pure neglect, the demands of managing can make your head spin. A heap of tasks follows you around like a storm cloud in spring, making even your most Herculean efforts seem to fall short. You may never catch up. Drowning in paper, people, processes.

Ts, I understand what you’re thinking. Fs, I feel your pain.

Even if managing wasn’t on your radar when launching a career, you really can learn to accept and even enjoy the part of job called “being a manager.”

I hear you… and I appreciate your directness. Let’s dish.

Anne Lamott wrote the bestseller Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Embedded in the title is a universal lesson that Anne explains in her book. She tells it like this:

Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, “Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.”3

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5 Engaging people with intellectual disabilities in systemic therapy

Sandra Baum Karnac Books ePub

Denise Cardone and Amanda Hilton

This chapter describes how we have engaged people with intellectual disabilities in a systemic therapeutic process. We discuss here our work context and the social constructionist theory that informs our practice, using examples from our practice throughout. To more fully illustrate our approach and practice, the chapter concludes with a detailed example of our work with someone with significant intellectual and communication disabilities.

Our context

Our stories begin separately. Initially we worked as clinical psychologists with people with intellectual disabilities in two different National Health Service organizations. Independently, we had started to question traditional ways of working—the theories and models that were informing the ways we both worked as clinical psychologists. Many models of psychology, in common with the models that shape the practices of other disciplines, adopt an approach that sees the individual in isolation from the relationships and contexts that, in our view, have a powerful effect on peoples’ lives and presentations. These bias an individual approach of assessment and diagnosis (i.e., to discover and label a truth) and treatment (according to this truth) of an individual or group. We became increasingly interested in what systemic models had to offer to our understanding and facilitation of change within complex systems and relationships. After meeting, sharing our thoughts, and proposing the idea of working together as a small systemic team, we wondered for some time how we might achieve this, considering the geographical and organizational barriers we faced. However, our conversations continued, and our excitement, enthusiasm, interest, and curiosity about the helpfulness of drawing on systemic ideas grew. Soon our talks became more dominated by ‘Why (ever) not?’ and then this became ‘We will!’ ‘We will’ has now become ‘We are’. We were able to empower ourselves to take our first tentative steps across the barriers of change towards organizing ourselves in a new and different way of working within the same system and organization. We created a clinic-based systemic service for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their significant others. The process we went through in the creation of our service is one that we hoped would be mirrored in our conversations with clients. We hoped to facilitate conversations that they might find useful in co-creating a different way of looking at where they are, where they might like to be, and how they might begin to take their first steps through ‘barriers’ to find a different way of being with each other. Initially, we found starting a systemic therapeutic service a confusing task as there are many systemic models and little in the literature to indicate which of these might be most useful in working with people with intellectual disabilities. The next two sections outline our approach and practice.

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10 An African Success Story: Somaliland

Kathleen R. Smythe Indiana University Press ePub

TO MANY both in the academy and outside of it, one of the challenges people face globally is achieving meaningful participation in the political process. African peoples can play an important role in helping to question dominant ways of thinking about political institutions and imagining different forms of organization. Such forms might be, first, better suited to African realities and, second, better able to respond to the environmental and economic challenges that many predict will profoundly shape our future. Somaliland in eastern Africa points the way to some effective means of addressing basic human needs in a rapidly changing world. What the media covers about Somalia—piracy and lack of governance, for example—bears little resemblance to the experience of half the Somali population in what is now Somaliland. Somalilanders have built effective systems based on local political and economic institutions; such institutions are one of the keys to creating more resilient and sustainable societies in Africa and elsewhere in the face of increasing global uncertainty.

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Buster, Noreen A. Texas A&M University Press ePub

Gregg R. Brooks and David Mallinson

The Florida Middle Ground (FMG) reef complex, located on the west Florida continental margin (see Hine and Locker in chapter 7 in this volume) in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, is unusual in that it occupies a relatively high-latitude (>28N), mid-shelf setting (Fig. 19.1). As one of the most productive fishing grounds in the Gulf of Mexico since the 1880s, most early research on the FMG was biological. Investigations of the physical environment began in the 1950s, but most of the initial work was descriptive and focused on reef physiography primarily for navigation for the fishing fleet. Geological studies began in the 1970s and dealt principally with sediments and sedimentary processes. The most recent investigations, beginning in the 1990s, have utilized the vast improvements in available technology to fine-tune and improve upon previous investigations. Current investigations focus on timing and controls of FMG development and how they relate to paleoclimates and Gulf of Mexico circulation patterns.

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East Madeira

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Outside Funchal, east Madeira is the island's most heavily populated area with the 'second city' and former capital Machico, Madeira's main port at Caniçal and the island's stilt-walking airport all at this end. It's an action-packed area of gliding Boeings and aqua parks, golden sand and stupendous views, all just a short ride from Funchal along the Via Rápida.

MIt's just possible to see most of eastern Madeira's sights in a day by bus, but of course it's far easier by car. Some 700m higher than Funchal seafront, Camacha is known for its wicker and the factory here should be your first stop. From here you could head down to the airport to spot planes making the dramatic approach over the Atlantic, or push on to Machico, where a beach of golden sand and a fish lunch at Maré Alta awaits.

ROne of Madeira's best museums is the Museu da Baleia in Caniçal, where you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about whales and Madeira's long-defunct whaling industry. It's a fascinating place and count on spending over two hours here. Stalls on the seafront sell scrimshaw – whale-bone art.

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Part Two Collecting, Interpreting, and Reporting Data

Thomas R Guskey Solution Tree Press ePub

William M. Ferriter

Teaching has long been an isolated profession in which individual practitioners made decisions about the direction of their lessons based on intuition rather than evidence. Relying on nothing more than hard-won experience—and cultural norms that leave professional actions unquestioned—many classroom teachers inadvertently fell into comfortable patterns where data played almost no role in selecting instructional practices or in identifying students in need of differentiated instruction.

Pushed by new principals and policies, however, most educators have jumped feet-first in recent years into data-driven decision making—but even the most motivated and capable often fail miserably and walk away frustrated. So what goes wrong? And more importantly, how can school leaders find a way to make sure that the same unfortunate circumstance doesn’t befall the professionals working in their buildings?

Data collapse, the complete failure of data-driven practices to take hold in a school despite the honest efforts of administrators and educators alike, is influenced by many factors. First, experienced teachers have been allowed to work for years without having to focus on results. They may have well-established norms defining the scope of their professional responsibilities, but those norms often have little to do with outcomes. Teachers spend their time and attention focused on teaching rather than learning, a practice only reinforced by leaders who haven’t established or enforced clear expectations that data should be used to drive school-based decisions.

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Appendix: The Storytellers

John R. Erickson University of North Texas Press PDF
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Chapter 13 “He fell like a beef”

Bob Alexander University of North Texas Press PDF

Chapter 13

“He fell like a beef”

For whatever reason Ira forewent establishing himself in Dickens or Crosby Counties, but he did opt for settling in one of those “line of counties higher”: Castro County. Although it may seem that the 1876 state legislators had been on a drunken spree or fertility drugs when it came to birthing new counties, such had not been the case. Their rationale was fitting. In one fell swoop, for economy’s sake, freethinking lawmakers had created fifty-four separate counties in or just below the Texas Panhandle, aka the Llano Estacado.

There was at the time insufficient population to actually organize the counties with installation of local governmental officials, but that would soon change. Railroads were advantaging themselves of

Texas’ liberal land grant policies. Once the steel ribbons were laid, locomotives and boxcars would be chugging across the grasslands.

Commerce would come—then the jaunty homesteaders.1 Lawmakers would bet—and were betting—the farm on that.

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Chapter Thirteen: Performing Autonomy: The Widowed Woman as Fantasy

Julie Lokis-Adkins Karnac Books ePub


Performing autonomy: the widowed woman as fantasy

In addition to costuming and colour choice, performance is an essential component in La Jongleuse. Through a variety of dance routines and juggling acts, Eliante is able to mesmerise her audience in a further attempt to gain control over her male observers. Dauphiné notes in her preface to La Jongleuse that “Eliante is the juggler, not only because of her skill, but because she plays with others, with society, and also with herself” (Dauphiné, 1982, p. 19). Juggling takes on both literal and metaphorical meaning and it is through this action of throwing knives while in disguise that Eliante successfully creates an erotic scene which draws the attention of both her male and female audience. It is at this point that Rachilde presents an interpretative twist in the narrative. In the previous chapter, we saw how Rachilde uses colour and specific attire to “weaponise” her heroine and hint at her destructive potential. By using the mode of performance, Rachilde no longer disguises her heroine as a dagger safely hidden behind its sheath of mourning. Instead, she “weaponises” her heroine by arming her with these deadly weapons, which she takes pleasure in relentlessly catching and releasing, a technique learned from her deceased husband. Through the act of juggling, Eliante hypnotises her male spectators and lures them into her “web”, where she holds the power. These performances are much more than mere parlour room amusements, however. It is through these juggling acts that Eliante is allowed to define herself before an audience composed of both men and women.

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4 Alec and Edith

Alexander W. Clowes Indiana University Press ePub

HOW TO PROCEED? Alec had hoped to marry Edith in September 1909 but soon realized that more income was needed. The “Bohemian life,” as he called it, could not continue. He could get by on the meager salary provided by the Gratwick Laboratory, but now that the state legislature had cut the appropriations, his pay would be reduced from $2,500 to $1,500. Furthermore, the two of them wanted more time to adjust to the thought of marriage. Perhaps, as he noted in his letter to his mother, it would be better to put off the wedding until the following spring.

There were other impediments. Gaylord had agreed to let him have six months’ leave to pursue outside employment to cover the financial gap left by the legislature, but that period was not to start until January. In the meantime, his services were required to run the research operations in the laboratory.

In the late summer, Alec learned that his sister, Violet, was not doing well. She had contracted tuberculosis, and the family had moved to Northwood, Middlesex, to be close to a TB sanatorium. The tone of the letters changed. It was urgent that Alec come over to see her, and in the first week of November he did so. The Atlantic crossing on the Mauretania was rough. Upon his arrival he found Violet sick, although better than expected. He wrote Edith:

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Chapter One - Integrative Psychotherapy: Theory, Process, and Relationships

Richard G. Erskine Karnac Books ePub

Just as relationships between people are dynamic processes, so is the development of theory, originating as it does from the dynamic process of the individual theorist(s) and from the dynamic process of each therapeutic relationship which guides and informs that theory. Thus I would like to take the opportunity in this opening chapter to talk about how a relationally focused integrative psychotherapy has developed and how I think about it and practice it today.

The term “integrative” of integrative psychotherapy has a number of meanings. The original and primary meaning of “integrative psychotherapy” refers to the process of integrating the personality: helping the client to assimilate and harmonize the contents of his or her ego states, relax the defense mechanisms, relinquish the life script, and reengage the world with full contact. It is the process of making whole: taking disowned, unaware, unresolved aspects of the ego and making them part of a cohesive self. Through integration, it becomes possible for people to have the courage to face each moment openly and freshly, without the protection of a preformed opinion, position, attitude, or expectation.

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Kingdom: Plantae: SAT Biology

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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Chapter Eight: Sustaining the ethics of systemic practice in contexts of risk and diagnosis

Eleanor Anderson Karnac Books ePub

Glenda Fredman, Sarah Johnson, and Goran Petronic

The sun is streaming into the room. It is hot, as only one window opens and the room is full with seven people. Everyone’s attention is riveted on the conversation between Dr L, the psychiatrist, and Joan, aged eighty-two, who is an inpatient on a psychiatric ward. Eleanor, the family therapist, is fascinated. The psychiatrist gently asks Joan a question. Joan says that she must ask Sister Mary before she answers. Everyone is still. Joan listens intently, her head bent. The room is completely silent except for the distant sound of children playing. Joan then says that Sister Mary will allow her to talk to the doctor. The conversation goes on gently and softly in this fashion for the next ten minutes, with Sister Mary consulted each time.

Joan had been living with the voice of Sister Mary intermittently for years. Recently, Sister Mary had strong opinions about what Joan could and should do. Consequently, Joan had stopped eating and was refusing to take medication, which was creating significant concerns for her safety among nursing staff. The psychiatrist’s respect, attention, patience, and interest towards both Joan and Sister Mary, enabled Sister Mary to give Joan permission to speak. Eleanor Anderson’s memory of this ward round speaks to us of our preferred ways of being with the people with whom we work and resonates with the aesthetics of systemic practice we describe in this book.

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