´´Aspiring and seasoned leaders have been trained to manage their leadership communication in many important ways: how they provide feedback and motivate employees, how they convey the strategy for their organization, how they interact with major clients or partners. And yet, all their efforts to communicate effectively can be derailed by even the smallest nonverbal gestures such as the way they sit in a business meeting or stand at the podium at a speaking engagement or the amount of eye contact they give in a one-on-one meeting. Despite an abundance of leadership development programs and books that focus on effective communication, there?s little understanding of how nonverbal communication affects?positively or negatively?a leader?s success. In The Silent Language of Leadership, Carol Kinsey Goman explains that personal space, physical gestures, posture, facial expressions, and eye contact communicate louder than words and, thus, can be used strategically to help leaders manage, motivate, lead global teams, and communicate clearly in the digital age. Drawing on compelling psychological and neuroscience research, she shows leaders how to adjust their body language for maximum effect and offers advice for global business leaders. Some of the advice includes: Avoid shallow breathing while giving a pep talk to employees. Research shows that a shallow breather can make an entire room feel anxious and thus lead listeners to not believe the speaker. When meeting with employees in your organization with whom you don?t interact often, give them an eyebrow flash?the rapid raising of the inside corners of the eyebrow. This signal is used mostly involuntarily, for example, when you run into someone you know on the street. But it is also a powerful way to subtly show recognition and interest in someone. At the next business dinner or face-to-face meeting, find a table that allows you to sit at right angles to each other. Research shows that people are more interactive when seated at right angles that when straight across from each other. Next time you?re leading a meeting, notice if any audience members cover or block their mouths, which usually indicates skepticism. If you see this gesture, stop talking and address their disbelief: ?I know some of you have doubts about what I?ve just said,? or ?You look skeptical. Can you tell me what your concerns are?? Profound changes are shaking up our lives and the kind of leaders the world seeks: sharp economic swings, increasing global competitiveness, new technologies, social and cultural shifts, and the reshaping of our organizations. As the pace of change continues to accelerate, leaders need every tool available?including nonverbal skills?to improve their credibility and stay ahead of the curve.´´--
For fans of A Thousand Splendid Suns comes a stirring novel set in Afghanistan about two women - an American aid worker and her local interpreter - who form an unexpected friendship despite their utterly different life experiences and the ever-increasing violence that surrounds them in Kabul. In 2001, Kabul is suddenly a place of possibility as people fling off years of repressive Taliban rule. This hopeful chaos brings together American aid worker Liv Stoellner and Farida Basra, an educated Pakistani woman still adjusting to her arranged marriage to Gul, the son of an Afghan strongman whose family spent years of exile in Pakistan before returning to Kabul. Both Liv and her husband take positions at an NGO that helps Afghan women recover from the Taliban years. They see the move as a reboot - Martin for his moribund academic career, Liv for their marriage. But for Farida and Gul, the move to Kabul is fraught, severing all ties with Farida’s family and her former world, and forcing Gul to confront a chapter in his life he’d desperately tried to erase. The two women, brought together by Farida’s work as an interpreter, form a nascent friendship based on their growing mutual love for Afghanistan, though Liv remains unaware that Farida is reporting information about the Americans’ activities to Gul’s family, who have ties to the black market. As the bond between Farida and Liv deepens, war-scarred Kabul acts in different ways upon them, as well as their husbands. Silent Hearts is an absorbing, complex portrayal of two very different but equally resilient women caught in the conflict of a war that will test them in ways they never imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008867/bk_sans_008867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Understanding and developing the mind throughout life - the new audiobook from the creator of the chimp management mind model and author of the million-copy selling The Chimp Paradox.The Silent Guides explores some neuroscience and psychological aspects of the developing mind, unconscious thinking, behaviours, habit formation and related topics in an easy to understand way. It then offers practical ideas and thoughts for the listener to reflect on using 10 helpful habits as examples.This book has two themes:To help adults to consider and understand where some of their unhealthy or destructive learnt behaviours and beliefs might have come from and then offer ways to replace them with healthy and constructive behaviours and beliefs.To offer ideas and support to parents, teachers or carers that could help children to form healthy and constructive habits and prevent unhealthy or destructive habits from developing.Examples of unhelpful thinking, behaviours and habits that can be changed include:Being overly self-criticalFear of failure and unforgiving perfectionismWorrying excessively or overreacting to situationsProcrastinatingLiving with low self-esteemExamples of helpful thinking, behaviours and habits include:SmilingGetting over mistakesDeveloping a positive outlookBeing able to talk through your feelingsSeeking appropriate helpBeing proactiveProfessor Steve Peters explains neuroscience in a straightforward and intuitive way - offering up 10 simple habits that we as adults and children should have in our arsenal to deal with everyday life. These 10 habits should and can be retained for life.This is an important and another groundbreaking new audiobook from the best-selling author of The Chimp Paradox and t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prof Steve Peters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000060/bk_bonn_000060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Caroline is desperate to reach Oregon and find her only living relative. She persuades Simon, a man traveling on a wagon train, to let her pose as his wife. As they face and overcome capture by Indians and other dangerous adventures along the Oregon Trail, Caroline and Simon bond as friends. When they reach Oregon and Caroline´s Aunt Hattie, they go their separate ways as agreed upon at the beginning of their farce. Soon, they both realize that parting was a mistake. Did love come too quietly for them to recognize it—and have they lost their chance? Will they find each other again? Clean romance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kandace Peppers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103267/bk_acx0_103267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The audiobook is more of a motivational program than instruction manual discussing the themes of minimalism according to a relatable context. It breaks down 50 ways of reducing clutter within your life, grouped according to four categories. These are:Mind-set or perspectiveImplementationSocial media themesPeripheral considerationsAll these tools are meant to reduce and eventually eliminate clutter in your life, from a mental position to the implementation and everything in between governing the life of an individual.The audiobook encourages a lifestyle change from consumerism, which has become a silent plague on the present society, and shows ways of how to assimilate minimalism into your life until it becomes part of your habits. Minimalism is not encouraged as a goal but as a continuous process because cluttering is oriented the same way. Clutter is also a lifestyle that entails glut and neglect. This audiobook teaches how to be aware of your surroundings and keep vigilant of your mind and your residence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Bahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123989/bk_acx0_123989_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how you can reverse your diabetes starting today Diabetes as a disease is becoming much more prevalent thanks to the increase in poor lifestyle choices. Diabetes is often called a silent disease because it isn´t one that is often visible; many sufferers don´t even know they have it. It is a very serious condition that, if left unattended, can cause a number of problems, including blurry vision, skin infections, yeast infections, weight loss, and secondary issues like poor circulation, heart disease, and even death through diabetic coma. This book has been created so that people can avoid these issues and live happy lives. You will learn the most effective ways to reverse and avoid diabetes. Here´s a preview of what you´ll learn: Understanding diabetes and common myths Types of diabetes Symptoms and risk factors Foods to include Foods to avoid Exercise and supplements 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maribeth Merrill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050312/bk_acx0_050312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you ever feel like the big guy is giving you the silent treatment? You keep pouring your heart out, but he’s giving you the cold shoulder. All you want is a little guidance, or at least some sign he is actually up there. Apparently he’s talking to other people. You hear them say things like, ´´I just feel like God is telling me [enter amazing guidance or comfort].” So what’s the deal? Why won’t God talk to you? Well, I think God already is talking to you. The trick is knowing how to listen. In this audiobook, through practical, down-to-earth explanations and real-life examples, you will learn how to start hearing God. Once you know how to listen, I think you will be amazed at what you hear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becci Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129817/bk_acx0_129817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When her family relocated to rural China in 2003, Kay Bratt was thrust into a new world, one where boys were considered more valuable than girls and poverty and the one-child policy had created an epidemic of abandoned infants. As a volunteer at a local orphanage, Bratt witnessed conditions that were unfathomable to a middle-class mother of two from South Carolina. Based on Bratt’s diary of her four years at the orphanage, Silent Tears offers a searing account of young lives rendered disposable. In the face of an implacable system, Bratt found ways to work within (and around) the rules to make a better future for the children, whom she came to love. The book offers no easy answers. While often painful in its clear-sightedness, Silent Tears balances the sadness and struggles of life in the orphanage with moments of joy, optimism, faith, and victory. It is the story of hundreds of children - and of one woman who never planned on becoming a hero but became one anyway. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shannon McManus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004370/bk_brll_004370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I started making a list in my diary entitled Things I Have Been Silent About. Under it I wrote: Falling in Love in Tehran. Going to Parties in Tehran. Watching the Marx Brothers in Tehran. Reading Lolita in Tehran. I wrote about repressive laws and executions, about public and political abominations. Eventually I drifted into writing about private betrayals, implicating myself and those close to me in ways I had never imagined. From Things I Have Been Silent About...Azar Nafisi, author of the beloved international best-seller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country´s political revolution. A girl´s pain over family secrets; a young woman´s discovery of the power of sensuality in literature; the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheaval.Nafisi´s intelligent and complicated mother, disappointed in her dreams of leading an important and romantic life, created mesmerizing fictions about herself, her family, and her past. But her daughter soon learned that these narratives of triumph hid as much as they revealed. Nafisi´s father escaped into narratives of another kind, enchanting his children with the classic tales like the Shahnamah, the Persian Book of Kings. When her father started seeing other women, young Azar began to keep his secrets from her mother. Nafisi´s complicity in these childhood dramas ultimately led her to resist remaining silent about other personal, as well as political, cultural, and social, injustices. Reaching back in time to reflect on other generations in the Nafisi family, Things I´ve Been Silent About is also a powerful historical portrait of a family that spans many periods of change leading up to the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79, which turned Azar Nafisi´s beloved Iran into a religious dictatorship. Writing of he 1. Language: English. Narrator: Azar Nafisi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001686/bk_rand_001686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.