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Creating Effective Groups The Art of Small Group Communications

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ISBN-10: 0965502996

ISBN-13: 9780965502993

Edition: N/A

Authors: Randy Fujishin

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List price: $37.95
Publisher: Acada Books
Publication date: 1/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Working in a Group
Working in Groups
Four Elements of a Small Group
The Small Group as a System
The Power of One
Characteristics of Groups
Stages of Group Development
Individual and Group Exercises
Discovering Yourself
Being Open to Self-Discovery
Spending Time by Yourself
Self-Discovery Inventories
Speaking Kindly to Yourself
Accepting Yourself
Accepting Others
Individual and Group Exercises
Expressing Yourself Clearly
Communication Is a Learned Behavior
Roles That Prevent Clear Expression
The Communication Process
Four Levels of Communication
Gender Differences in Conversational Strategies
Guidelines for Expressing Yourself Clearly
Individual and Group Exercises
Listening for Understanding
The Importance of Listening
The Process of Listening
Poor Listening Styles
Barriers to Listening
Acceptance--A Requirement for Listening
Listening for Understanding--Active Listening
Advantages of Active Listening
Guidelines for Active Listening
Individual and Group Exercises
Problem Solving in Groups
Myths of Small-Group Problem Solving
Decision-Making Techniques
Discussion Questions
The Standard Problem-Solving Agenda
The Circular Nature of Problem Solving
Being More Creative
Individual and Group Exercises
Preparing for Discussion
You Don't Know Everything
We Can Always Know More
Where to Research
What to Research
Constructing an Information Sheet
Testing Evidence and Reasoning
Recognizing Logical Fallacies
Individual and Group Exercises
Guiding Discussion
Guiding Discussion to a Shared Path
Task Guiding Behaviors
Social Guiding Behaviors
Being an Effective Follower
Individual and Group Exercises
Leading a Group
What Is Leadership?
Approaches to Leadership
Servant Leader Attitude
Leading an Effective Meeting
Taking Care of Yourself as the Leader
Individual and Group Exercises
Building a Cohesive Group
The Social Dimension
Feeling Successful
Feeling Connected
Feeling Valued
Feeling Supported
Trusting Others
Groupthink: When Groups Are Too Cohesive
Individual and Group Exercises
Managing Conflict
A Different Approach to Conflict
Myths of Conflict
Advantages of Conflict
Types of Group Conflict
Dealing with Procedural Conflict
Dealing with Substantive Conflict
Dealing with Interpersonal Conflict
Specific Interventions for Dysfunctional Behavior
Individual and Group Exercises