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PeopleSmart Skill 7

Silberman, Mel Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Ask not what your teammates can do for you.

Ask what you can do for your teammates.


Are you involved in some kind of teamwork at work, with the family, or with a community, civic, or religious group? If you are, you surely have found out that being a member of a team really tests you because you have less personal control over the outcome than in a one-to-one relationship. It’s often frustrating since you have fewer opportunities to get your point across and persuade others when participation has to be shared among many. On the other hand, being part of a team effort, even with its frustrations, can often be exciting and productive.176

Think about it: When you work with one other person, there is only one relationship; when you work with three people, there are six relationships:

Just imagine how many relationships exist in a group of six people. Several hundred!

As a team player, one works hard to advance the group’s goals. This can be a daunting challenge for those of us who were raised in a culture that values individual rather than group effort. It involves an attitude shift in which we must transcend our egos and desire to advance our own agenda in favor of giving our ideas readily to the group.

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Kevin Holdsworth University Press of Colorado ePub

In the river just below

two ghost cabins near Fontenelle,

whose roofs now open to the sky,

we cast cold-handed for the native trout

that rise in corrugated water,

running aqua and violet

in the raw and ruddy afternoon.

We swat at ever-hope of anglers:

for quarry big enough and hard to catch,

but in sharp wind we hear fish snickering

at our folly, for surely they have seen

such exceedingly false lures

and fatuous flies before.

To hear more inviting voices on the breeze,

we scabbard graphite foils

and revive the homestead hopes

that must have built this long-shot place:

these hovels, coops, sheds, corrals—

a jetty against the greater stream.

Let us pray

that the cordwood stacked

will be enough

and more will grow,

that the kids don’t drown,

cattle won’t wander,

the river don’t flood,

horses won’t founder, and

we can still stand

each other come spring.

In sheltered bottom these barren branches

could form a fretwork, trunks make columns

to edifice at arms’ length

a carp-white sheening sky.

And if the soil is poor,

and clay, there’s plenty of it.

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Kalena Cook, Margaret Christensen University of North Texas Press ePub

Know There’s a Reason
for the Squeezin’

Why do the majority of women in this country now choose to give birth under an epidural? The reasons are complex. We live in a culture of instant gratification where pain isn’t tolerated for many reasons. We have been taught from the time we are little girls to distrust our bodies, and to view its many functions with disdain and dread. There is also a certain cultural taboo against women complaining about their pain and physical issues. Fear of loss of control and anxiety about the unknown, as well as the need for “civilized”ladylike behavior make it difficult in our society for women to surrender to the physical and emotional feelings of labor.

Dr.Christensen explains the historical and religious influences of pain management. Epidural information and the alternatives—the midwife’s epidural or waterbirth,and the use of Nitrous Oxide gas—blend this chapter with two waterbirth stories.

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Naomi Scott University of North Texas Press PDF

GLOSSARY numbing of responsiveness to the environment, exaggerated startle response, guilt feelings, impairment of memory, and difficulty in concentration and sleep.

Precautions: Physical or mental conditions which limit an individual’s participation in an equine assisted program.

Proprioception: The mechanism involved in the self-regulation of posture and movement through stimuli originating in receptors imbedded in the joints, tendons, muscles and internal ear (labyrinth). The perception of internal bodily conditions, such as contraction or stretching of muscles, bending, and straightening.

Proprioceptive: Capable of receiving stimuli originating in internal tissue.

Rainbow reins: Reins with bilateral bands of color, enabling the instructor to tell the rider which color to hold for the proper length of rein to carry out various maneuvers, including turning, stopping, backing, and trotting.

Range of Motion: The degree of free, unrestricted motion found in each joint in the body.

Scoliosis: A lateral curvature of the spine, predominantly congenital.

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CHAPTER EIGHT. Mediation and counselling/therapy

Margaret Robinson Karnac Books ePub

Family mediation, according to the Family Law Bill 1995, is a “process in which an impartial third person, the mediator, assists those involved in family breakdown, and in particular separating or divorcing couples, to communicate better with one another and to reach their own agreed and informed decisions about some or all of the issues relating to, or arising from the separation, divorce, children, finance or property”.

The mediator has no stake in any dispute, is not identified with any of the competing interests and has no power to impose a settlement on the participants, who retain authority to make their own decisions. Couples voluntarily engage in mediation to work together on the results of family breakdown and to reach proposals for settlements which may then be endorsed by their legal representatives and the courts as appropriate, [from a conference at St. George’s House, Windsor, March 1994]

Mediation is, therefore, on the boundaries of the law and family counselling/ therapy.

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