Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely Author Matt Kincaid
ISBN-10 9781626569249
Release 2017-03-20
Pages 192
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Lead So Your People Speak Freely Candid communication enhances innovation, ownership, engagement, and performance. The benefits of hearing questions and uncertainties, good and bad ideas, and honest feedback are game-changing. Yet research shows that most of the time, people never share their true thoughts with each other—and especially not with their leaders. But what if they did? What if everyone could confidently communicate without fearing a negative response? In Permission to Speak Freely, highly acclaimed leader developers Doug Crandall and Matt Kincaid illustrate the benefits of candor, explain the inhibitors that cause it to feel unsafe, and provide tools for leaders to encourage their people and embed trust and openness into the foundation of their organizational culture.



Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely Author Anne Miller
ISBN-10 9781418562496
Release 2010-08-30
Pages 224
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In May 2008, Anne Jackson asked a question on her blog, “What is one thing you feel you can’t say in church?” Hundreds responded. Everyone had a story. Permission to Speak Freely is the unique new project and movement of author Anne Jackson, who is finished with keeping brokenness in the dark. Bringing to light the original intent of God’s sanctuary as a place of help and healing, Anne reveals that through confession, both to God and to others, we can live lives that are whole and healed. Told with disarming transparency, Anne shares what led to her own addictions and the ensuing lifestyle that left her wounded and withdrawn, but ultimately rescued and redeemed. She includes dramatic stories of others who also learned to abandon their fear, pride, and masks; to identify their hurts; and to find the courage to speak freely. Their confessions, submitted as mixed media pieces, photography, and sketches, were collected from people across the world, and are included throughout the book. Readers will share in the opportunity to find their own path to redemption and freedom.



Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely Author Anne Jackson
ISBN-10 1441663452
Release 2014-05-10
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This book brings to light the original intent of God's sanctuary as a place of help and healing, Anne reveals that through confession, both to God and to others, we can live lives that are whole and healed.



The Permission Society

The Permission Society Author Timothy Sandefur
ISBN-10 9781594038402
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 296
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Throughout history, kings and emperors have promised “freedoms” to their people. Yet these freedoms were really only permissions handed down from on high. The American Revolution inaugurated a new vision: people have basic rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and government must ask permission from them. Sadly, today’s increasingly bureaucratic society is beginning to turn back the clock and to transform America into a nation where our freedoms—the right to speak freely, to earn a living, to own a gun, to use private property, even the right to take medicine to save one’s own life—are again treated as privileges the government may grant or withhold at will. Timothy Sandefur examines the history of the distinction between rights and privileges that played such an important role in the American experiment, and how we can fight to retain our freedoms against the growing power of government. Illustrated with dozens of real-life examples—including many cases he litigated himself—Sandefur shows how treating freedoms as government-created privileges undermines our Constitution and betrays the basic principles of human dignity.



Speaking Freely

Speaking Freely Author Robert L. Bernstein
ISBN-10 9781620971727
Release 2016-05-10
Pages 240
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What do Dr. Seuss, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Andrei Sakharov, and James Michener have in common? They were all published by Bob Bernstein during his twenty-five-year run as president of Random House, before he brought the dissidents Liu Binyan, Jacobo Timerman, Natan Sharansky, and Václav Havel to worldwide attention in his role as the father of modern human rights. Starting as an office boy at Simon & Schuster in 1946, Bernstein moved to Random House in 1956 and succeeded Bennett Cerf as president ten years later. The rest is publishing and human rights history. In a charming and self-effacing work, Bernstein reflects for the first time on his fairy tale publishing career, hobnobbing with Truman Capote and E.L. Doctorow; conspiring with Kay Thompson on the Eloise series; attending a rally for Random House author George McGovern with film star Claudette Colbert; and working with publishing luminaries including Dick Simon, Alfred Knopf, Robert Gottlieb, André Schiffrin, Peter Osnos, Susan Peterson, and Jason Epstein as Bernstein grew Random House from a $40 million to an $800 million–plus “money making juggernaut,” as Thomas Maier called it in his biography of Random House owner Si Newhouse. In a book sure to be savored by anyone who has worked in the publishing industry, fought for human rights, or wondered how Theodor Geisel became Dr. Seuss, Speaking Freely beautifully captures a bygone era in the book industry and the first crucial years of a worldwide movement to protect free speech and challenge tyranny around the globe.



Learn or Die

Learn or Die Author Edward D. Hess
ISBN-10 9780231538275
Release 2014-09-23
Pages 288
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Learn or Die has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Learn or Die also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Learn or Die book for free.



Censored on Final Approach

Censored on Final Approach Author Phylis Ravel
ISBN-10 9781934962718
Release 2011-05-01
Pages 121
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"During World War II a select number of female pilots were selected to serve as WASPs, Women Air Service Pilots. They were not embraced by their male counterparts and struggled for acceptance daily. After the war, four WASPs meet to reminisce about their challenges and successes. The conversation soon shifts to a redacted report about a fellow pilot who was killed while trying to land her aircraft. What really happened? Someone knows the truth. Censored on final approach journeys into a time and place often left out of the history books"--P. [4] of cover.



Speaking Freely

Speaking Freely Author Floyd Abrams
ISBN-10 0143036750
Release 2006
Pages 320
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An eminent litigator cites recent events that have challenged America's freedom of expression, recounting eight landmark cases in order to highlight the importance of protecting the nation's constitutional right to free speech.



Transparency

Transparency Author Warren Bennis
ISBN-10 1118039572
Release 2010-12-21
Pages 144
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In Transparency, the authors–a powerhouse trio in the field of leadership–look at what conspires against "a culture of candor" in organizations to create disastrous results, and suggest ways that leaders can achieve healthy and honest openness. They explore the lightning-rod concept of "transparency"–which has fast become the buzzword not only in business and corporate settings but in government and the social sector as well. Together Bennis, Goleman, and O'Toole explore why the containment of truth is the dearest held value of far too many organizations and suggest practical ways that organizations, their leaders, their members, and their boards can achieve openness. After years of dedicating themselves to research and theory, at first separately, and now jointly, these three leadership giants reveal the multifaceted importance of candor and show what promotes transparency and what hinders it. They describe how leaders often stymie the flow of information and the structural impediments that keep information from getting where it needs to go. This vital resource is written for any organization–business, government, and nonprofit–that must achieve a culture of candor, truth, and transparency.



Thin Places

Thin Places Author Mary E DeMuth
ISBN-10 9780310564744
Release 2010-02-02
Pages 224
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In her moving spiritual memoir, Mary DeMuth traces the winding path of “thin places” in her life—places where she experienced longing and healing more intensely than before. As DeMuth writes, “Thin places are snatches of holy ground, tucked into the corners of our world, where we might just catch a glimpse of eternity. They are aha moments, beautiful realizations, when the Son of God bursts through the hazy fog of our monotony and shines on us afresh.” From losing her earthly father to discovering a heavenly Father who never leaves, from singing Olivia Newton-John songs to the sky to worshiping God under a French sun, from surviving abuse as a latchkey kid to experiencing the joy of mothering three children, DeMuth’s story calls readers to a deeper understanding of their own story. With unusual spiritual wisdom, she looks for God in the past so that she might experience him more profoundly in the present. Her powerful words invite readers to know God in a new way—a God ready to break through any ordinary day or extraordinary pain and offer a glimpse of eternity.



The Fine Art of Fucking Up

The Fine Art of Fucking Up Author Cate Dicharry
ISBN-10 1939419255
Release 2015-04
Pages 256
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A banished professor protests the terms of his restraining order by covertly frying bacon in hidden corners. A boss so engrossed in romance novels is oblivious to everything else. A husband decides to adopt a clueless foreign exchange student for the summer to prove he would be a good father. Welcome to the life of Nina Lanning, the lone administrator at the prestigious School of Visual Arts, or SVA. Her colleagues are pioneers of contemporary art movements, inspirational speakers, and the sources of constant headaches as they rail against the authority that Nina represents. When news of a once in a century flood suddenly threatens to destroy the SVA, and the priceless Jackson Pollock trapped inside it, Nina and her ragtag band of SVA faculty, undertake to save the early work of the splatter master. Compelled by disasters both natural and personal, The Fine Art of Fucking Up is about discovering what truly is worth saving and mastering the art of letting go.



Say Anything

Say Anything Author Doug Crandall
ISBN-10 150234419X
Release 2014-12-04
Pages 282
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What if some of the most powerful words in your organization were, "I'm not sure," "I need help," and "I have a new idea..." What if people could simply communicate what they are really thinking without having to run it through verbal Photoshop first? When you have the upper hand in the relationship-when you are the leader-your people should be able to Say Anything to you. It is your responsibility to create an authentic environment characterized by honesty and trust that encourages everyone to share their ideas. When your people don't speak up-it's not their problem-it's yours. Say Anything connects you with leaders from a diversity of backgrounds. You'll learn from top executives in Silicon Valley, an NFL kicker, and simultaneously find brilliance locked inside the walls of a Washington State penitentiary. You'll read compelling research involving a murder mystery scenario, and explore the quiet wisdom of a renowned horse whisperer. You'll travel along as we unpack lessons from the Civil War and the U.S. Navy, then you'll laugh with us at our own Reality TV debacle. The collection of lessons packed into this book will leave you better than they found you. We promise. Ultimately, this book is a letter to leaders-filled with experience, research, and practicality. Working inside the walls of a vast array of organizations for the past decade, we have seen time and again leaders are failing to draw out ideas from their introverts and, at the same time, shutting up their extroverts. It's happening in all organizations-including yours. And, rest assured, the losses resulting from timidity and silence are immense. Three key dynamics stand between your people's thoughts and your ears: - The suffocating aura of your own power, - The stinging bite of past experience, - The fear of judgment and disapproval. These three inhibitors make candid communication unsafe. You must recognize and acknowledge the complex dynamics inherent in being the leader, then work tirelessly to mitigate the aforementioned obstacles. The first step-the force that holds everything else together-is to assume (and thus create) positive intent. Nothing will kill fearless communication more quickly than the way in which you interpret words (and the resulting look on your face and tone of your response). We make an impassioned yet research-backed case for the power of assuming positive intent, and then provide the tools to follow it up: Prove It's Safe: make your appreciation for fearless communication explicit, jump in first by speaking vulnerably, and, if needed, rope off some small boundaries. Dignify Every Try: when your people start to speak up, dignify the slightest (or even most awkward) try. Make a big deal of it. Be Genuinely Curious: pocket your dynamite (a leader's tendency to dominate conversation), ask Authentic Questions (and then really listen), and draw in those who are normally overlooked (introverts and newcomers). Leading well is no easy feat. We know that. We've learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way. Thankfully, this reality has paved the way to what we believe is the most powerful concept for leaders today. When people feel empowered to share what they're thinking, ideas thrive, sacred cows die, and decisions improve. Study this book. Keep its concepts top-of-mind. Building a Say Anything culture will pay a greater return than anything else you could commit to right now.



The People Equation

The People Equation Author Deborah Perry Piscione
ISBN-10 9781626566439
Release 2017-04-03
Pages 192
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The People Equation Every business leader knows that the key to growth is innovation—if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got. Deborah Perry Piscione and David Crawley argue that ultimately the key to innovation is people. After all, creativity is a uniquely human function, something that can't be automated. So how do you design an organization so that it provides the elements that will bear new thinking and bring forth bold ideas? Through The People Equation. Based on examples from their consulting work and research into successful business practices, Perry Piscione and Crawley's The People Equation enables leaders to create a culture where psychological safety is a given, risk taking is embraced, and collaboration between highly competent people is nurtured. When experiments and new initiatives look promising, Perry Piscione and Crawley's Improvisational Innovation process provides a road map to quickly develop ideas and bring them to market. All this requires upending the usual organizational pyramid and instilling a completely new mindset throughout the organization. Perry Piscione and Crawley show that in our rapidly changing world, the top is not where the really disruptive ideas are going to come from. And if people are afraid to take chances, even fail, you're never going to get those ideas—playing it safe means you'll be out of the game. The People Equation provides you with a formula for exponentially increasing out-of-the-box thinking in your organization and multiplying your chances for greater growth and success.



Courageous Grace

Courageous Grace Author Gayle Haggard
ISBN-10 9781414365008
Release 2013
Pages 211
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As a Bible teacher, Gayle had taught for decades about the amazing power of grace in a person’s life. Yet it took a crisis in her husband’s life and the crumbling of her own life around her for her to have an epiphany about the true nature of grace. In Courageous Grace, Gayle chronicles and explains her newfound insights. Despite common misperceptions, grace is not safe. It’s not easy. Frankly, it takes courage to show grace to those who deserve less. Oftentimes, the person showing God’s grace gets counted among the sinners, just as Jesus experienced centuries ago. Gayle explores the story of Jesus forgiving the adulterous woman to reveal the courageous side of showing grace. We live in a society that vacillates between glorifying sin and crucifying those who fall. Gayle encourages us to take the road less traveled—daring to do the hard work of showing God’s grace to the sinners among us. It’s what followers of Christ are called to do.



How Is It with Your Soul English

How Is It with Your Soul   English Author Priscilla Pope-Levison
ISBN-10 1940182050
Release 2014-03-01
Pages 146
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How Is It with Your Soul English has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from How Is It with Your Soul English also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full How Is It with Your Soul English book for free.



Learn or Die

Learn or Die Author Edward D. Hess
ISBN-10 9780231538275
Release 2014-09-23
Pages 288
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Learn or Die has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Learn or Die also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Learn or Die book for free.



100 Favorite Bible Verses

100 Favorite Bible Verses Author Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 9781400317677
Release 2011-06-20
Pages 224
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Renew your love of our most favorite verses from God’s Word. 100 Favorite Bible Verses is a compilation of 100 beloved verses, each accompanied by a short life application gleaned from many top authors. These pages are beautifully designed with an elegant botanical theme, making this book perfect for displaying in your home. This is a wonderful gift or self-purchase for most any occasion for enjoying the uplifting messages of God’s Word.