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Jim Knight, Senior Partner of ICG, is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has spent more than two decades studying instructional coaching, writing several books on the topic.
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High Conflict
Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out
Amanda Ripley - 2021-04-06
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When we are baffled by the insanity of the “other side”—in our politics, at work, or at home—it’s because we aren’t seeing how the conflict itself has taken over.That’s what “high conflict” does. It’s the invisible hand of our time. And it’s different from the useful friction of healthy conflict. That’s good conflict, and it’s a necessary force tha...
Jim Knight
2022-07-02T19:25:49.000Z
@JessMattei Two books I really learned a lot from are Conversations Worth Having, by Stavros & Torres, and and High Conflict, by Amanda Ripley.      source
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Stewardship
Choosing Service over Self-Interest
Peter Block - 2013-05-20
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Service, Accountability, and PartnershipStewardship was provocative, even revolutionary, when it was first published in 1993, and it remains every bit as relevant and radical today. Most organizations still rely on patriarchy and hierarchy as their core form of governance, stifling initiative and spirit and alienating people from the work they do. ...
Jim Knight
2022-03-28T00:50:01.000Z
@Schoolguy That's one of my favorite books, and it was a big influence on the development of the partnership principles.      source
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Tiny Habits
The Small Changes That Change Everything
BJ Fogg - 2019-12-31
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The world’s leading expert on habit formation shows how you can have a happier, healthier life: by starting small.When it comes to change, tiny is mighty. Start with two pushups a day, not a two-hour workout; or five deep breaths each morning rather than an hour of meditation. In Tiny Habits, B.J. Fogg brings his experience coaching more than 40,00...
Jim Knight
2021-06-28T02:25:30.000Z
@BrianaBolt284 @lizbellteacher @technolandy @JanetChowMSc @CraigMah @BCPVPA I just finished Tiny Habits by @bjfogg , about how we go about changing behavior, and it gave me a lot of interesting and practical ideas. I'm using the book's ideas in my own life.      source
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Getting to Yes
Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Roger Fisher - 2011-05-03 (first published in 1981)
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Negotiation is a way of life for the majority of us. Whether we're at work, at home or simply going out, we want to participate in the decisions that affect us. Nowadays, hardly anyone gets through the day without a single negotiation, yet, few of us are armed with the effective, powerful negotiating skills that prevent stubborn haggling and ensure...
Jim Knight
2021-03-14T20:14:44.000Z
For my #25booksin25days today's book is one that really shaped what I write about and how I write:      source
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Thanks for the Feedback
The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well
Douglas Stone - 2015-03-31 (first published in 2014)
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The bestselling authors of the classic Difficult Conversations teach us how to turn evaluations, advice, criticisms, and coaching into productive listening and learningWe swim in an ocean of feedback. Bosses, colleagues, customers—but also family, friends, and in-laws—they all have “suggestions” for our performance, parenting, or appearance. We kno...
Jim Knight
2020-05-24T16:46:30.000Z
Sheila Heen’s books Difficult Conversations and Thanks for the Feedback are coaching classics that have really influenced my thinking. I get to keep the learning going when I talk with her during next week’s coaching…      source
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Difficult Conversations
How to Discuss What Matters Most
Douglas Stone - 2000-04-01 (first published in 1999)
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Whether you're dealing with an under performing employee, disagreeing with your spouse about money or child-rearing, negotiating with a difficult client, or simply saying "no," or "I'm sorry," or "I love you," we attempt or avoid difficult conversation every day. Based on fifteen years of research at the Harvard Negotiation Project, Difficult Conve...
Jim Knight
2020-05-24T16:46:30.000Z
Sheila Heen’s books Difficult Conversations and Thanks for the Feedback are coaching classics that have really influenced my thinking. I get to keep the learning going when I talk with her during next week’s coaching…      source