Distracted

Reclaiming Our Focus in a World of Lost Attention

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Author: Maggie Jackson

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1633884635

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

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This visionary book details the steep costs of our deepening crisis of distraction and reveals remarkable scientific discoveries that can help us rekindle our powers of focus and sustained attention. In the first edition of this groundbreaking book, Maggie Jackson sounded a prescient warning of a looming crisis: the fragmentation of attention that is eroding our abilities to problem-solve, innovate, and care for one another. Now in this updated edition with an incisive new preface, she offers both a renewed wake-up call and a path forward as we reckon with one of the most pressing problems of our time. How can we harness the technological marvels of our age more wisely and turn data into knowledge and distraction into skillful attention? How can we reset human bonds in a time of deep disconnection? We must, she argues, curb technological excess by cultivating the full gamut of our attentional capabilities. We must look first to the human behind the device. Jackson is our expert guide in exploring the historic roots of distraction, the perils we face in melding human and machine, and the cutting-edge science that reveals the attentional skills most needed in an age of overload. Timely and unforgettable, Distracted offers a harrowing yet hopeful account of the fate of our highest human capacity.

The Shallows

How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember

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Author: Nicholas Carr

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848878834

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

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In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to show that the Net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing only superficial understanding. As a consequence there are profound changes in the way we live and communicate, remember and socialise - even in our very conception of ourselves. By moving from the depths of thought to the shallows of distraction, the web, it seems, is actually fostering ignorance. The Shallows is not a manifesto for luddites, nor does it seek to turn back the clock. Rather it is a revelatory reminder of how far the Internet has become enmeshed in our daily existence and is affecting the way we think. This landmark book compels us all to look anew at our dependence on this all-pervasive technology.

These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body

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Author: Emily Stimpson

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781937155155

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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It was Blessed John Paul II’s greatest gift to the Church: The theology of the body. A window into who we are, the theology of the body is a theology for the rooms where we make love. But it’s also a theology for the rooms where we work, where we eat, where we laugh, and where we pray. These Beautiful Bones takes you on a walk through those rooms. With both humor and practical wisdom, it sheds light on what the theology of the body has to say about life beyond the bedroom, about the everyday moments of life, helping you discover how to let grace enter into those moments and make of them something extraordinary.

The Global Fourth Way

The Quest for Educational Excellence

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Author: Andy Hargreaves,Dennis L. Shirley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452283516

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Learn from global lessons of successful educational change! Deep and lasting educational reform doesn’t happen overnight. This example-packed sequel to The Fourth Way draws upon inspiring examples unearthed by brand new research to challenge educational leaders, teachers, and policy makers to put proven strategies to work promoting student achievement and the high quality teaching that drives it. With striking success stories from diverse systems around the world, Hargreaves and Shirley discuss: The real-life, nitty-gritty challenges facing change leaders Stumbling blocks to enacting best principles and practices Developing and implementing a plan of action to overcome challenges to lasting change

The Way We're Working Isn't Working

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Author: Tony Schwartz,Catherine McCarthy, Ph.D.,Jean Gomes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857200496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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This is the paperback edition of 'The Way We're Working Isn't Working'. Through his years of intensive work consulting to companies including Procter & Gamble, Sony, Toyota, Microsoft, Ford and Ernst & Young, with his firm The Energy Project, Schwartz has developed a powerful program for changing the way we are working that greatly boosts our engagement and our satisfication with our work and increases our performance. In this book he marshalls a wide range of powerful evidence from business research and psychology that shows that the current model of work is not only not optimal, it is specfically counter-productive because it saps us of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. In order for us to perform at our best, we must make a set of key changes in our work lives -- and in order to develop the full potential of their work force, our managers and companies must institute changes that will provide us with the regular physical renewal, emotional reward, mental focus and stimulation; and sense of purpose and significance that we need.

Preserving Survivors Memories

Digital Testimony Collections about Nazi Persecution: History, Education and Media

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Author: Nicolas Apostolopoulos,Michele Barricelli,Gertrud Koch

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3981855604

Category: History

Page: 264

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Due to the generation shift, the central challenge has become to preserve the memories of the survivors of National Socialist persecution and to anchor these within 21st century cultural memory. In this transition phase, which includes rapid technical developments within information and communications technology, high expectations are being made of the collections of survivors audio and video interviews. This publication reflects the interdisciplinary debates currently taking place on the various digital techniques of preserving eyewitness interviews. The focus is how the changes in media technology are affecting the various fields of work, which include storage/archiving, education as well as the reception of the interviews.

Applied Social Intelligence

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Author: Stephen J. Sampson,Cindy Elrod

Publisher: Human Resource Development

ISBN: 1599961849

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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Research and experience in the area of interpersonal relationship management have revealed that successful interactions among human beings are usually the direct result of the timely and appropriate application of specific and learned interpersonal skills. This skills based primer is based on extensive research and provides the reader a clear understanding of how to successfully utilize specific and transferable interpersonal skills in almost any situation.

Christian Moral Theology in the Emerging Technoculture

From Posthuman Back to Human

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Author: Professor Brent Waters

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472425812

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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We are living in an emerging technoculture. Machines and gadgets not only weave the fabric of daily life, but more importantly embody philosophical and religious values which shape the contemporary moral vision-a vision that is often at odds with Christian convictions. This book critically examines those values, and offers a framework for how Christian moral theology should be formed and lived-out within the emerging technoculture. Brent Waters argues that technology represents the principal cultural background against which contemporary Christian moral life is formed. Addressing contemporary ethical and religious issues, this book will be of particular interest to students and scholars exploring the ideas of Heidegger, Nietzsche, Grant, Arendt, and Borgmann.

Change Leader

Learning to Do What Matters Most

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Author: Michael Fullan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118106570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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We live in a challenging, complex, inter-connected andunpredictable world beset by a range of seemingly insolubleproblems. But, says Michael Fullan—an internationallyacclaimed authority on organizational change—we have anincreasing understanding of how to tackle complex change. Thisinvolves developing a new kind of leader: one who recognizes whatis needed to bring about deep and lasting changes in living systemsat all levels. These leaders need a deep understanding of whatmotivates us as human beings and how we tap into and influenceother people's self-motivation. In his previous best-selling books The Six Secrets ofChange, Leading in a Culture of Change, andTurnaround Leadership, Michael Fullan examined the conceptsand processes of change. In Change Leader he turns his focusto the core practices of leadership that are so vital for leadingin today's complex world. He reveals seven core practices fortoday's leaders, all of which appear to be deceptively simple butactually get to the essence of what differentiates a powerfulleader from one who is merely competent: Practice Drives Theory Be Resolute Motivate the Masses Collaborate to Compete Learn Confidently Know Your Impact Sustain Simplexity Throughout the book Fullan argues that powerful leaders havebuilt bedrocks of credibility, have learned how to identify the fewthings that matter most, and know how to leverage their skills inways that benefit their entire organization. The author showsleaders how to avoid policies and strategies that focus on shallowand short-term goals and develop leadership skills for long-termsuccess. With a wealth of illustrative examples from business, education,nonprofit, and government sectors Change Leader provides amuch-needed leadership guide for today's turbulent climate.

Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood

A Practical Theology for College and Young Adult Ministry

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Author: David P. Setran,Chris A. Kiesling

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441242880

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The shift from adolescence to adulthood, a recently identified stage of life called "emerging adulthood," covers an increasing span of years in today's culture (roughly ages 18-30) due to later marriages and extended education. During this prolonged stage of exploration and self-definition, many young adults drift away from the church. Here two authors--both veteran teachers who are experienced in young adult and campus ministry--address this new and urgent field of study, offering a Christian perspective on what it means to be spiritually formed into adulthood. They provide a "practical theology" for emerging adult ministry and offer insight into the key developmental issues of this stage of life, including identity, intimacy and sexuality, morality, church involvement, spiritual formation, vocation, and mentoring. The book bridges the gap between academic and popular literature on emerging adulthood and offers concrete ways to facilitate spiritual formation among emerging adults.