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BAD NEWS

Ira Asherman HRD Press PDF

Title:

BAD NEWS

Time:

Twenty minutes

Objectives:

To practice the six-step method of effective negotiation.

Role Play #19

To learn how to deal with “bad news.”

Trainer Notes:

This is a good role play to help members focus on relationship and content issues. The supplier has clearly been a good vendor, but internal problems have arisen that will affect a potential contract. In addition to looking at the issues, pay particular attention to what people said and how they said it. Many people believe that talking directly about this problem will destroy their relationship with the other party. As a result, they tend to make promises they can’t keep.

In your discussion, explore the implications of asking or not asking for compensation. The vendors will at times decide not to ask for any compensation in order to avoid offending anyone and to maintain the relationship. This is important, since the company is prepared to make some payment, and it is particularly important if your company is the vendor.

As a follow-up discussion, it can be helpful to talk about how to maintain relationships in the face of these situations.

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Attempted Suicides

Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF

The Jump

They say there was no plan. Why are they sure?

Apparently the police have evidence.

One clue they think is that she had with her

New clothes, just bought. Now, who would lay their plans

For death, and then go in a shop and buy

An anorak and shoes? Yes, they insist

That human beings who elect to die

Do not behave with such a curious twist.

Oh certainly she jumped, but everyone –

Doctors and police – says that the impulse came

In one split second. Down below, the town

Must have looked ordinary, just the same

As any Friday afternoon. I think

That no one knows how long she had thought over

Committing suicide; she saw the brink,

The dark … That day I’d helped her with the Hoover.

Attempted Suicides

We have come back.

Do not be surprised if we blink our eyes

If we stare oddly

If we hide in corners.

It is we, not you, who should show surprise.

For everything looks strange.

Roofs are made of paper

Hands are muslin

Babies look eatable.

There has been too much change.

And where do we come from?

Where did the pills take us,

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II. What is Action?

J Krishnamurti Krishnamurti Foundation America ePub
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7. Imagining the Wandering Jew in Modernity: Exegesis and Ethnography in Leon Feuchtwanger’s Jud Süss / Galit Hasan-Rokem

Edited by Andreas Kilcher and Gabriella Indiana University Press ePub

Exegesis and Ethnography in Leon Feuchtwanger’s Jud Süss

GALIT HASAN-ROKEM

Folklore as a mode of human creativity and behavior has existed since humans have communicated amongst themselves, but the study of folklore as a category of intellectual pursuit and systematic research is modern. In their awareness of continuous traditions and the changes that they undergo, moderns have distinguished their cultural situation precisely as moderns: in a judicious relationship to tradition.1 Rather than thinking of modernity as a sequence of premodern and then modern, I suggest that it may be more adequate for our multimigrating and pluricultural era to recognize the parallel existences of multiple modernities, postmodernities, and post-post-modernities. Combining research methodologies developed in folklore studies and the study of literature, I interpret Leon Feuchtwanger’s novel Jud Süß’s engagement with the figure of the Wandering Jew as grappling with threatening forms of modernity growing out of medieval traditions, while I demonstrate the role of cultural imagination as the weaver of tradition, as well as what unravels it. Imagination is here conceptualized as a cultural construct characterizing a period or a place,2 and as a creative capacity characterizing groups or individuals.3 The two aspects of imagination shown here to be of special relevance to the study of the figure of the Wandering Jew in general, and particularly in the case of this novel, are the exegetic imagination and the ethnographic imagination.4 The exegetic imagination is best defined as a hermeneutic and semiotic potential, active in creative performances in cultural media of various reflections, elaborations, and interpretations of texts, especially of sacred and canonical texts.5 The ethnographic imagination, a concept that has been developed in the context of the present work, draws on the sphere of experience, reflection, and action best understood under the phenomenological concept of Lebenswelt;6 its presence in a work of fiction is characterized by reference to details of everyday life, of ethnically and culturally identifiable mores, and sometimes by descriptive elements of a recognizable historical and cultural context.

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CHAPTER 12: Child Rearing

Ralph K. Campbell Basic Health Publications, Inc. ePub

Go see what your brother is doing
and tell him to stop it.

ATTRIBUTED TO SAM LEVENSONS (19111980) MOTHER

I(RKC) dont want anyone to think of me as simple-minded. However, I admit to reducing complicated problems to simple explanations. Bullying, violent behavior, cheating, lying, disliking school, poor self-esteem, troubles from alcohol and/or drugs, can all stem from inadequate bringing up and modeling at home. There is a tendency to isolate each problem rather than thinking about the core cause. Headlines are full of examples of kids (and immature adults) who just dont seem to have a concept of right and wrong behavior, or how selfish acts affect others. Guidance has to start early. Very early.

WHOS IN CHARGE?

An infant can get on the right track when Mom decides when and what her loved one eats. A feeding program must be entertained as soon as mother and infant leave the birthing place. A good place to start is always at the beginning. Develop a consistent pattern and there will be fewer problems later on. The older and smarter he or she gets, the more thought has to be given as to how to stay consistent and avoid what psychiatrists are calling the oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) (I choose to call this bratting). An intelligent toddler enjoys the game of manipulating parents with their authoritarian ways. Remember, parents, you are bigger and wiser! You are in charge! There are numerous opportunities to show your love. Giving in to your little ones determination and defiant attitude isnt one of them.

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