Offers information on the research into brain and mind sciences. This work gives descriptions of behaviour, feelings and thoughts relating to a variety of conditions - including addictions, body image and bipolar disorders, depression and OCD - and helps us to clarify and understand symptoms and treatments.
Human need is a central but contested concept in social policy and the social sciences. This book offers an overview of the subject using concepts and debates from philosophy, psychology, economics, and sociology. It presents an integrative model that characterizes the approaches and shows how they may be reflected in social policy goals.
Focusing on experimental methods this title leads students step by step through the research process from generating testable hypotheses to writing the research report. It gives students the skills they need to design and conduct an experiment analyze and interpret the research findings and report those findings.
A second group of important interpersonal skills for managers come under the heading of INNOVATING BEHAVIOURS. These are skills that develop a positive, forward thinking, and learning organisation.
- Creating an Open Environment/ensuring Multilateral Communication – This skills is about facilitating organisational communication and making sure that there are the appropriate mechanisms for people to be aware of organisational goals and where they and others fit into the overall purpose. At it’s simplest level it is about listening and responding to information from staff as well as making sure they get key information.
- Searching for alternatives – If you always do what you’ve always done you’ll always get what you’ve always got. If you want to move forward as a learning organisation and solve thorny problems then alternatives to ways of working and doing things need to be available.
- Learning from Others – In order to learn from other there needs to be an ethos that says that mentoring and coaching is an important activity to ensure the organisation shares vision and maximises skills.
- Encouraging reasonable risks and Managing Failure – not everything we try is successful and works, but a learning organisation that will grow and develop needs to initiate activities that may well have risk of failure involved. Helping staff to accept the risk of failure and not stop them taking reasonable risks in the future is a vital interpersonal skill.
- Providing Constructive Feedback – this speaks for itself, it’s not just about praise for a job well done but also the important skill of giving feedback of work not quite right in order to help the person do the job more effectively – without crushing morale or denting motivation.
No one has enough time, but everyone has all there is. This is the great paradox of time. Time is the one resource that is equally distributed to all
Time Management – the Imperative
Irreplaceable and irretrievable- time is the most critical of resources. The ability to organise and manage time is an imperative, for without it nothing els can be managed
Anticipatory action is generally more effective than remedial action. Assume that if anything can go wrong it will. (Murphy’s Law0
The great majority of problems arise from action without thought. Every hour spent in effective planning g saves three to four in execution and achieves better results. By failing to plan you are planning to fail. [Read more...]