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viii, 245 p. ; 24 cm
  • Love, our supreme emotion
  • What love is
  • Love's biology
  • Love's ripples
  • Loving kindness
  • Loving self
  • Loving others, in sickness and in health
  • Loving without borders
  • A closing loving glance.
We all know love matters. but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara L. Fredrickson shows us how much, by giving us an entirely new way of understanding and appreciating it. More than happiness and even optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives and deepening our personal experience. Using research from her own lab, Fredrickson redefines love not as a stable behemoth, but as micro-moments of connection between people--even strangers. She demonstrates that our capacity for experiencing love can be measured and strengthened in ways that improve our health and longevity. Finally, she introduces us to informal and formal practices to unlock love in our lives, generate compassion, and even self-soothe. Rare in its scope and ambitious in its message, Love 2.0 will reinvent how you look at and experience our most powerful emotion.-- From publisher description.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-639-01
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xvi, 268 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Searching inside yourself
  • Even an engineer can thrive on emotional intelligence
  • Breathing as if your life depends on it
  • Mindfulness without butt on cushion
  • All-natural, organic self-confidence
  • Riding your emotions like a horse
  • Making profits, rowing across oceans, and changing the world
  • Empathy and the monkey business of brain tangos
  • Being effective and loved at the same time
  • Three easy steps to world peace
  • Epilogue: Save the world in your free time.
Tan reveals how to calm your mind on demand and return it to a natural state of happiness, deepen self-awareness in a way that fosters self-confidence, harness empathy and compassion into outstanding leadership, and build highly productive collaborations based on trust and transparent communication.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-639-01
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403 p. ; 21 cm
  • Wired to connect
  • Broken bonds
  • Nurturing nature
  • Love's varieties
  • Healthy connections
  • Social consequence.
Explores the nature of human relationships, finding that humans are "wired to connect, " and bringing together the latest research in biology and neuroscience to reveal how one's daily encounters shape the brain and affect the body. "Humans have a built-in bias toward empathy, cooperation and altruism, provided we develop the social intelligence to nuture these capabilities in ourselves and others."
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-639-01
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xiii, 240 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Perspectives on trust
  • The structure of trust building
  • Putting trust to work.
The essential "must have" tool for professionals who advise or negotiate with others in today's new economy. In today's fast-paced networked economy, professionals must work harder than ever to maintain and improve their business skills and knowledge. But technical mastery of your discipline is not enough, assert world-renowned professional advisors David H. Maister, Charles H. Green, and Robert M. Galford. The key to professional success, they argue, is the ability to earn the trust and confidence of clients. The creation of trust is what earns the right to influence clients; trust is also at the root of client satisfaction and loyalty. The workings of trust are even more critical in the new economy than in the old. Maister, Green, and Galford enrich our understanding of trust -- yet they have also written a deeply practical book. Using their model of "The Trust Equation, " they dissect the rational and emotional components of trustworthiness. With precision and clarity, they detail five distinct steps you must take to create a trust-based relationship. Each step -- engage, listen, frame, envision, and commit -- is richly described in distinct chapters. The book is peppered with pragmatic "top ten" lists aimed at improving advisors' effectiveness that can be put to use instantly. It also includes a trust self-diagnostic in the appendix. This immensely readable book will be welcomed by the inexperienced advisor and the most seasoned expert alike. The authors use anecdotes, experiences, and examples -- successes and mistakes, their own and others' -- to great effect. Though they use the professional services advisor/client paradigm throughout the book, their prescriptions have resonance for other trust-reliant situations -- selling, customer relationship management, and internal staff functions like HR and information technology. The result is a "tour de force" -- brilliant, penetrating, unique. It is essential reading for anyone who must advise, negotiate, or manage complex relationships with others.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780743204149 20160610
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-639-01
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xix, 220 p. : ill., port. ; 23 cm.
  • Giving from the heart
  • Communication that blocks compassion
  • Observing without evaluating
  • Identifying and expressing feelings
  • Taking responsibility for our feelings
  • Requesting that which would enrich life
  • Receiving empathically
  • The power of empathy
  • Connecting compassionately with ourselves
  • Expressing anger fully
  • The protective use of force
  • Liberating ourselves and counseling others
  • Expressing appreciation in nonviolent communication.
Enrich your personal and work relationships with the art of compassionate communication. What if you could defuse tension and create accord in even the most volatile situations just by changing the way you speak? Over the past 35 years, Marshall Rosenberg has done just that, peacefully resolving conflicts in families, schools, businesses, and governments in 30 countries on 5 continents.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-639-01
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ix, 113 p. ; 23 cm
"Focusing"--defined as a body-oriented process of self-awareness and emotional healing--is employed today by thousands of psychotherapists with their patients. This book, the first to make the methods of this treatment accessible to laypersons, outlines in friendly, nontechnical language how to effectively use focusing to address a variety of issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781572240445 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-639-01
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xv, 300 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
  • Skills for bridging the interpersonal gap
  • Barriers to communication
  • Listening is more than merely hearing
  • Four skills of reflective listening
  • Why reflective responses work
  • Reading body language
  • Improving your reflecting skills
  • Three approaches to relationships
  • Developing three-part assertion messages
  • Handling the push-push back phenomenon
  • Increasing your assertive options
  • Conflict prevention and control
  • Handling the emotional components of conflict
  • Collaborative problem solving : seeking an elegant solution
  • Three essentials for effective communication
  • Afterward: Four steps to improved communication.
A wall of silent resentment shuts you off from someone you love...You listen to an argument in which neither party seems to hear the other...Your mind drifts to other matters when people talk to you...People Skills is a communication-skills handbook that can help you eliminate these and other communication problems. Author Robert Bolton describes the twelve most common communication barriers, showing how these "roadblocks" damage relationships by increasing defensiveness, aggressiveness, or dependency. He explains how to acquire the ability to listen, assert yourself, resolve conflicts, and work out problems with others. These are skills that will help you communicate calmly, even in stressful emotionally charged situations. People Skills will show you * How to get your needs met using simple assertion techniques * How body language often speaks louder than words * How to use silence as a valuable communication tool * How to de-escalate family disputes, lovers' quarrels, and other heated arguments Both thought-provoking and practical, People Skills is filled with workable ideas that you can use to improve your communication in meaningful ways, every day.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780671622480 20160615
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-639-01