Looseleaf Communicating at Work Strategies for Success in Business and the Professions

Author: Jeanne Marquardt Elmhorst
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780077649289
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The 11th edition of Communicating at Work enhances the strategic approach, real-world practicality, and reader-friendly voice that have made this text the market leader for three decades. On every page, students learn how to communicate in ways that enhance their own career success and help their organization operate effectively. This edition retains the hallmark features that have been praised by faculty and students--a strong emphasis on ethical communication and cultural diversity, discussions of evolving communication technologies, and self-assessment tools--while incorporating important updates and ground-breaking digital teaching and learning tools to help students better connect to the course material and apply it to real world business situations.

Communicating at Work Principles and Practices for Business and the Professions

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1619064723
Format: PDF, Docs
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Communicating at Work, Principles and Practices for Business and the Professions. In this book, you will learn topics such as Listening, Verbal and Nonverbal Messages, Interpersonal Skills, and Principles of Interviewing plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Communicating at Work

Author: Tony Alessandra
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439104964
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In today's competitive workplace, your ability to communicate is your most important business skill. This valuable handbook to better business communication can help you develop the skills you need to succeed. Using real-life examples, it offers practical, easy-to-use instruction in writing effective memos and reports, making memorable presentations, and leading productive meetings. It also introduces key telephone skills, shows you how to interpret body language and personal communication styles -- and teaches you the critical listening and questioning skills you need to get ahead. Whether you're a top manager trying to lead a large organization or one of the millions of people who actually get the work done, Communicating at Work can help you be more effective, get more of what you want out of work, and improve your chances for success.

Civility in Business and Professional Communication

Author: Rod Troester
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820486529
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Civility has become one of the new century's -hot-button- words. This book explores popular and commercial concerns about civility from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Background principles of communication and the history and scope of civility are examined, setting the stage for specific elaboration of recommended practices in six particular business communication contexts. Explanations and recommendations for civil communication include concrete examples from America's leading corporations as well as testimony from communication professionals currently working in business and industry."

Communication in Personal Relationships Across Cultures

Author: William B. Gudykunst
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803946729
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This innovative book contains studies of personal relationships from a variety of non-western cultures, and leaves behind the western biases that are typical of most research and theorizing done in this expanding area. Chapters focus on personal communication practices in countries including Iran, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan and Korea. The editors cover the major theories that explain communication across cultures through both emic and etic approaches, by examining how members of a culture understand their own communication, and by comparing specific aspects of communication across cultures. They also suggest areas for future research.

Making All the Difference

Author: Martha Minow
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801499777
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Should a court order medical treatment for a severely disabled newborn in the face of the parents' refusal to authorize it? How does the law apply to a neighborhood that objects to a group home for developmentally disabled people? Does equality mean treating everyone the same, even if such treatment affects some people adversely? Does a state requirement of employee maternity leave serve or violate the commitment to gender equality? Martha Minow takes a hard look at the way our legal system functions in dealing with people on the basis of race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, and disability. Minow confronts a variety of dilemmas of difference resulting from contradictory legal strategies—strategies that attempt to correct inequalities by sometimes recognizing and sometimes ignoring differences. Exploring the historical sources of ideas about difference, she offers challenging alternative ways of conceiving of traits that legal and social institutions have come to regard as "different." She argues, in effect, for a constructed jurisprudence based on the ability to recognize and work with perceptible forms of difference. Minow is passionately interested in the people—"different" people—whose lives are regularly (mis)shaped and (mis)directed by the legal system's ways of handling them. Drawing on literary and feminist theories and the insights of anthropology and social history, she identifies the unstated assumptions that tend to regenerate discrimination through the very reforms that are supposed to eliminate it. Education for handicapped children, conflicts between job and family responsibilities, bilingual education, Native American land claims—these are among the concrete problems she discusses from a fresh angle of vision. Minow firmly rejects the prevailing conception of the self that she believes underlies legal doctrine—a self seen as either separate and autonomous, or else disabled and incompetent in some way. In contrast, she regards the self as being realized through connection, capable of shaping an identity only in relationship to other people. She shifts the focus for problem solving from the "different" person to the relationships that construct that difference, and she proposes an analysis that can turn "difference" from a basis of stigma and a rationale for unequal treatment into a point of human connection. "The meanings of many differences can change when people locate and revise their relationships to difference," she asserts. "The student in a wheelchair becomes less different when the building designed without him in mind is altered to permit his access." Her book evaluates contemporary legal theories and reformulates legal rights for women, children, persons with disabilities, and others historically identified as different. Here is a powerful voice for change, speaking to issues that permeate our daily lives and form a central part of the work of law. By illuminating the many ways in which people differ from one another, this book shows how lawyers, political theorist, teachers, parents, students—every one of us—can make all the difference,

Interplay

Author: Ronald Adler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199390489
Format: PDF, Docs
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With its unique blend of compelling topics and rich pedagogy, the thirteenth edition of Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication offers a perfect balance of theory and application to help students understand and improve their own relationships. Interplay's inviting visual format and rich pedagogy continue to make this text the market leader in Interpersonal Communication. NEW TO THIS EDITION: * Expanded and updated coverage of social media's impact on interpersonal communication, with new material in every chapter * Significantly revised and updated Chapter 2, Culture and Interpersonal Communication * Expanded discussions of various interpersonal contexts in Chapter 10, Communication in Close Relationships: Friends, Family, and Romantic Partners * New discussions of perceptual biases, gender effects on language use, listening styles, facilitative emotions, relational maintenance and social support, and invitational communication * Updated"Media Clip," "Focus on Research," "Dark Side of Communication," and "At Work" boxes in each chapter * New or updated "Assessing Your Communication" features in every chapter * New "Check Your Understanding" summary points at the end of each chapter * New TV and film examples and a corresponding YouTube channel Previous publication dates January 2012, February 2009, March 2006