Monday, September 30, 2013

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

Kerry Patterson
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The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate

“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.” —from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.” —Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®

The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:
• Prepare for high-stakes situations
• Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
• Make it safe to talk about almost anything
• Be persuasive, not abrasive

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


關鍵溝通 : 讓你在職場脫穎而出的 16 大成功說話技巧 (Talk Your Way to the Top)

凱文・戴雷 (Kevin Daley) , 蘿拉・戴雷卡拉維拉 (Laura Daley-Caravella) 原著
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這是本商業溝通技巧的入門佳作,它對說話者與觀眾的互動--不管對象是潛在客戶、商業午餐會的與會者,或是在和下屬與同事的會議中,都充滿著使人耳目一新的見解。無論你是緊張的菜鳥,還是經驗老道的企業主管,都會覺得這本節奏緊湊的書是學習有效領導藝術中,最實用且充滿敏銳觀察的指南。--雷夫.歐哈爾(Rev. Joseph A. O’Hare)福德罕大學校長

……身為美林證券最年輕的部門總經理,我得在1979年對公司的執委會作一場重要的簡報。我知道這場簡報非同小可,所以找了戴雷與他的團隊來幫我策劃這場簡報,結果相當成功。在我任職於美林證券的三十年職業生涯中,人們總是對我說,我最大的財富之一,就是我在所有場合的有效溝通能力。凱文.戴雷與蘿拉.戴雷卡拉維拉的演說技巧對我的溝通能力貢獻很大,我極力向大家推薦本書。 --溫托普.史密斯(Winthrop H. Smith)美林證券國際公司的前任董事長

在一場重要會議中,老闆忽然轉頭問你對這件事有什麼看法,你該怎麼回答,才能讓老闆對你印象深刻?如果你不同意老闆的看法,而你確信自己是對的,你該如何跟老闆有效溝通,同時還避免老闆惱羞成怒怪罪於你?如果大老闆忽然要求你向他簡報執行某項專案的可能性,你該如何準備?如果你必須宣布一個壞消息,該怎麼說才適當?可以透過電子郵件宣布嗎?還是當面說比較好?……在這樣的關鍵時刻你該怎麼說?…… 掌握關鍵時刻的溝通力,你就掌握了職場競爭力!

現在的上班族要在職場中生存是越來越不容易,除了具備專業技能之外,職場上的溝通技巧更已成為攸關重要的一環。而在職場中的各種關鍵時刻裡,能否說好話更會決定你的成功與否,只要你在對的時刻以對的方式說出對的話,就能輕輕鬆鬆脫穎而出。本書寫給各行各業的上班族,不管面對何種挑戰,都能成為更有效的演說者、會議主席或商業餐會的主持人,以及溝通者。對於那些在事業上已擁有位階職權的主管們,比事業才剛起步的人更需要這本書,因為有那麼多事都取決於他們在大眾前表達的技巧。而這項新技巧的副產品就是,你也會變成一位更好的領導者,能夠挺身把話說對的人自然就會擁有領導力。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)





Monday, September 23, 2013

Cross-cultural Issues in Art: Frames for Understanding

Steven M. Leuthold
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Cross-Cultural Issues in Art provides an engaging introduction to aesthetic concepts, expanding the discussion beyond the usual Western theorists and Western examples.

Steven Leuthold discusses both contemporary and historical issues and examples, incorporating a range of detailed case studies from African, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Native American art. Individual chapters address broad intercultural issues in art, including Art and Culture, Primitivism and Otherness, Colonialism, Nationalism, Art and Religion, Symbolism and Interpretation, Style and Ethnicity, A Sense of Place, Art and Social Order, Gender, and the Self, considering these themes as constructs that frame our understanding of art.

Cross-Cultural Issues in Art draws upon ideas and case studies from cultural and critical studies, art history, ethno-aesthetics and area studies, visual anthropology, and philosophy, and will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in these fields.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)





世界美術名作二十講

傅雷 著
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大名鼎鼎的傅雷,不但是我國第一流的文學藝術翻譯家,也是第一流的西方藝術史專家、美術作品和音樂作品鑒賞家。1934年,26歲的傅雷由法國遊學歸來後,執教於上海美術專科學校,主講西方美術史,《世界美術名作二十講》便是那時的作品。這本書不但在當時是空前的,即使在60多年後的今天,其文字的優美、議論的精到、見識的明達、賞析的深刻,也很難找到與之相匹敵者。

這本書共有20講,主要講述了16位美術大家和他們的鴻篇佳構,其中著重講述了歐洲文藝復興時期鼎足而立的三傑:達‧芬奇、米開朗琪羅、拉斐爾。這三人各有各的面目與精神:達‧芬奇的深,米開朗琪羅的大,拉斐爾的明媚,在文藝上各自匯成一支巨流,實現著文藝復興那個光華璀璨的時代之精神;綜合起來就造成了完滿宏富、源遠流長的近代歐洲文化。

書中作品涵括繪畫、雕塑、建築裝飾美術諸門。間或議論美術家的人品學問,以表現藝人的操守與修養;時而涉及時代與環境,以闡明藝術產生的因緣;同時兼顧理念分析與歷史敘述,以培植習藝術者的研究精神,講解藝術風格和作家情性,融文學與哲學、社會與時代於一體,生動洗練,引人入勝。

(摘錄自商務網上書店)





Monday, September 16, 2013

How to Write a Thesis

Rowena Murray
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"This book has become a trusted resource for students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. Not only does it take you through the steps and stages of thesis writing, but more importantly, it offers rich advice and support that helps build confidence, sets up effective writing habits and generates a positive orientation towards the complex task of thesis writing." —Professor Sarah Moore, Associate Vice President Academic, University of Limerick, Ireland

Providing down-to-earth guidance to help students shape their theses, Rowena Murray offers valuable advice and practical tips and techniques. Useful summaries and checklists help students to stay on track or regain their way.

Moving beyond the basics of thesis writing, the book introduces practical writing techniques such as freewriting, generative writing and binge writing. Issues such as working out the criteria for your thesis, writer's block, writing a literature review and making notes into a draft are also covered.

New to this edition:
• New introduction by students - 'How I used this book'
• Update on doctoral skills set and Training Needs Analysis
• Extended treatment of plagiarism - and how to avoid it
• Expanded section on students' well-being
• Learning outcomes for each chapter

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


質的硏究方法與社會科學硏究

陳向明 著
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《質的研究方法與社會科學研究》是國內第一部系統評介“質的研究方法”(qualitative research)的專著,對目前國際社會科學界提出的有關理論問題以及新近發展出來的操作手段進行了深入的探討,並結合有關西方學者以及作者自己的研究實例對其進行了生動的展示和說明。“質的研究方法”目前在社會科學研究領域是與“量的研究方法”相提並論、交相輝映的一種研究方法,它要求研究者深入社會現象,通過親身體驗了解研究對象的存在方式和意義解釋,在原始資料的基礎之上建立相關理論。

(摘錄自amazon.cn)




Monday, September 9, 2013

Reading, Writing and Reasoning: A Guide for Students

Gavin J. Fairbairn and Christopher Winch
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"A concise and useful guide, which provides an overview of the skills necessary to good reviewing ... Dealing clearly with traditional sources such as books and journals alongside recent developments such as wikis, blogs, and other online material, this handbook provides students with not only the basics, but guidance on the evolving issues in research dissemination and literature reviewing."
Daniel Zahra, Student, University of Plymouth, UK

What do you have to do to achieve success in your university studies?

Many students find the 'step up' from school or college work to university study a challenge. The same is frequently true for those returning to study after time spent in the workplace. If you find yourself in either of these situations then this is the book for you. Straightforward and sympathetic, this accessible handbook will help you to develop the essential skills in three of the core aspects of university study: reading, writing and reasoning.

Drawing on a wealth of experience of working with students in a variety of settings, Gavin Fairbairn and Christopher Winch have completely revised and updated this best selling text. It is packed with practical advice, examples and exercises that will be invaluable for all students and assist in developing effective reading practices, high quality academic writing and critical thinking skills.

The new edition contains:
• Expanded coverage on plagiarism and how to avoid it
• Additional guidance on structuring writing
• Suggestions for overcoming writer’s block
• Tasks designed to reflect on key issues and practice skills
• Guidance for tutors on how to help students

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


金字塔原理: 思考, 寫作和解決問題的邏輯 (The Minto Pyramid Principle)

明托 (Barbara Minto)
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廿一世紀是寫作的時代,不論是寫作文、寫情書、寫e-mail、交報告,這本書都可以幫助你。

本書作者芭芭拉.明托(Barbara Minto),為麥肯錫等世界各大顧問公司開設過寫作課程。《金字塔原理》自1973年出版以來,經過多次修訂,建立了不朽的名聲,成為顧問界乃至學術界的必讀書籍。大前研一《思考的技術》書中所提到的金字塔結構思考法,也源於此書。本書提供讀者最完整、最經典的關於思考與表達技巧的重要觀念。透過學習金字塔結構,對於提升寫作、思考、解決問題的專業能力,必將大有幫助。

本書分成四個部分:
Part1:寫作的邏輯。解釋何謂金字塔原理,同時告訴你如何利用它來建構一個基本的金字塔結構。讓你了解並能運用這個技巧到簡單的文書工作上。
Part2:思考的邏輯。告訴你如何仔細評估並組織你的想法,確保你所寫出來的文章能完全表達你的想法。這個部分提供許多例子,並且強調:強迫自己經歷這個「冷靜思考」過程,對於清楚表達你的想法來說非常重要。
Part3:解決問題的邏輯。主要針對撰寫諮詢報告的人,或是必須對複雜的問題進行分析後,提交結論給行動者的人。說明如何利用各種基礎架構,在解決問題過程中的不同階段去建構你的分析,如此一來你的觀點可以有效地預先組織好,方便組成金字塔結構。
Part4:簡報的邏輯。介紹一些技巧,幫助你在以簡報方式報告時,讀者或觀眾能清楚看到金字塔結構,並能快速理解你的想法。

運用金字塔原理還需要相當的訓練。然而,按照書中建議的方式,刻意強迫你自己先想後寫,你可以:(a)減少完稿通常需要花費的時間;(b)讓文章更清楚;(c)縮短文章的長度。在極短的時間內寫出簡潔又清楚的文章。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)



Monday, September 2, 2013

Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level

Ron Hale-Evans, Marty Hale-Evans
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Compelling tips and tricks to improve your mental skills

Don't you wish you were just a little smarter? Ron and Marty Hale-Evans can help with a vast array of witty, practical techniques that tune your brain to peak performance. Founded in current research, Mindhacker features 60 tips, tricks, and games to develop your mental potential. This accessible compilation helps improve memory, accelerate learning, manage time, spark creativity, hone math and logic skills, communicate better, think more clearly, and keep your mind strong and flexible.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


積極生活的力量:激勵自我、改變命運的心理控制術 (The Power of Positive Living)

道格拉斯勒爾頓(Dougas Lurcon)
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本書通俗地討論了一個簡單的道理,這個道理有時對我們來說顯而易見。注意這裡我說的是“有時”!有時我們認識到,只要我們積極地思考和行動,就能得到肯定的和理想的結果。如果你早已認識到這種人生態度的神奇力量,那麼你是幸運的,這本書對你來說可能就不重要了。但是,對於那些還沒有樹立積極生活觀的人來說,探索積極的生活方式,滿懷希望地生活,把握生活的細節……都意義重大。如果能從中學到這些,他們的生活就會告別沉重和平庸,從此將變得更加充實而富有意義。

(摘錄自findbook.tw)