The Discomfort Zone

A Personal History


Author: Jonathan Franzen

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374707620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen's tale of growing up, squirming in his own über-sensitive skin, from a "small and fundamentally ridiculous person," into an adult with strong inconvenient passions. Whether he's writing about the explosive dynamics of a Christian youth fellowship in the 1970s, the effects of Kafka's fiction on his protracted quest to lose his virginity, or the web of connections between bird watching, his all-consuming marriage, and the problem of global warming, Franzen is always feelingly engaged with the world we live in now. The Discomfort Zone is a wise, funny, and gorgeously written self-portrait by one of America's finest writers.

BSS: Managing in the Discomfort Zone

How to deal with sensitive, difficult and unpleasant situations


Author: Patrick Forsyth

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814408735

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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Why is it that effective action is so often difficult to take? How do you make it work when you do take it? Human nature tends to make action difficult – or make it more likely to be delayed or be done half-heartedly (with subsequent negative impact on results). There are so many unpleasant issues to be faced, such as firing people or dealing with poor or unacceptable behaviour and performance; tackling sensitive issues such as bullying and discrimination; and handling awkward or embarrassing situations like networking or prospecting. Too often, managers and others find themselves in the ‘discomfort zone’ with no chance of avoiding involvement and every wish to steer clear of the unpleasantness. This book faces these difficulties head-on and offers a wealth of excellent advice about reducing the discomfort, taking the right action and increasing the result. The key is to recognise the problem of inaction or avoidance, and to put yourself in the discomfort zone on a regular basis.

The Discomfort Zone

How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs


Author: Marcia Reynolds

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626560676

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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You want people to stretch their limits, but your conversations meant to help them often fall flat or backfire, creating more resistance than growth. Top leadership coach Marcia Reynolds offers a model for using the Discomfort Zone—the moment when the mind is most open to learning—to prompt people to think through problems, see situations more strategically, and transcend their limitations. Drawing on recent discoveries in the neuroscience of learning, Reynolds shows how to ask the kinds of questions that short-circuit the brain’s defense mechanisms and habitual thought patterns. Then, instead of being told, people see for themselves the insightful and often profound solutions to what is stopping their progress. The exercises and case studies will help you use discomfort in your conversations to create lasting changes and an enlivened workforce.

The Discomfort Zone

How to Get What You Want by Living Fearlessly


Author: Farrah Storr

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349415366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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'Honest, witty and insightful' Emma Gannon 'A brilliant, useful book' Dawn O'Porter 'Farrah has written a book about the things no one wants to talk about: failure, discomfort, and how to deal with both' Sophia Amoruso, author of #Girlboss While it is human nature to shy away from things that are outside of our comfort zone, it is only by spending time in our discomfort zone that we can grow, and improve, and realise our full potential. Whether it's putting yourself forward for a new challenge, asking for difficult feedback, nailing a presentation or getting a dream job, in this book Farrah Storr shows how you have to push through what she calls "brief moments of discomfort" in order to get to where you need to be. Farrah describes these brief moments of discomfort as "like HIIT training for your life" - and shows how the more you force yourself into them, the easier it will get. This book is full of advice, practical exercises and examples both from Farrah's own life and career and from all sorts of other successful people, from athletes to entrepreneurs. By adopting the brief moments of discomfort, or BMD method, you will soon understand that nothing in life is an insurmountable challenge, only a series of small, uncomfortable tests that can easily be overcome. Once you have used Farrah's techniques to transform your fear into bite-size, manageable pieces, you'll be able to take on anything. In fact, in time, you'll even begin to enjoy these moments. When you explore your discomfort zone, you'll find that anything is possible.

The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History


Author: Jonathan Franzen

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007383223

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 7708

A brilliant personal history from the award-winning author of ‘The Corrections’.

Managing in the Discomfort Zone

Dealing with Uncomfortable and Embarrassing Management Situations


Author: Patrick Forsyth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934747612


Page: 108

View: 1617

The logical successor to the One-Minute Manager, this book identifies key results areas and shows how to focus on them, avoid delay or inaction and achieve your goals. The book filled with practical tips on how to be successful and also highlights the key behaviors traps to avoid. You'll greatly enjoy the short quotations that are highlighted from famous persons to convey key learning points in a memorable and amusing way. This book highlights an opportunity. It reviews a way of positively transforming and enhancing your performance virtually at a stroke. It focuses on approaches to those key things that should be done, and which are of a nature that will make overall success more likely. The book examines some of the reasons why opportunities can be missed and highlights an approach that can change your practice in a way that affects many different situations positively. Many managers try to avoid situations that are difficult. Why is effective action so often difficult to take? Too often, managers and others find themselves in the 'discomfort zone' with no chance of avoiding involvement and every wish to steer clear of the unpleasantness. This book faces these difficulties head-on and offers a wealth of excellent advice about reducing the discomfort, taking the right action and increasing the result. To be a successful manager, you need to work efficiently, productively, effectively and often creatively. The key is to recognize the problem of inaction or avoidance, and to put you in the discomfort zone on a regular basis. This book will immediately help you to become a better manager, and you'll enjoy the reading every step of the way.

How to Teach Adults

Plan Your Class, Teach Your Students, Change the World, Expanded Edition


Author: Dan Spalding

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111884128X

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 4860

Your hands-on guide to teaching adults. . . no matter what the subject In this expanded edition of How to Teach Adults, Dan Spalding offers practical teaching and classroom management suggestions that are designed for anyone who works with adult learners, particularly new faculty, adjuncts, those in community colleges, ESL teachers, and graduate students. This reader-friendly resource covers all phases of the teaching process from planning what to teach, to managing a classroom, to growing as a professional in the field. How to Teach Adults can guide new instructors who are trying to get up to speed on their own or can help teacher trainers cover what their students need to know before they get in front of a class. It is filled with down-to-earth tips and checklists on such topics as connecting with adult students, facilitating discussions, and writing tests, plus everything you need to remember to put into your syllabus and how to choose the right textbook. Dan Spalding reveals what it takes to teach all students the skills they need to learn, no matter what the topic or subject matter. Full of vivid examples from real-world classrooms, this edition: Shows how to get started and tips for designing your course Includes information for creating a solid lesson plan Gives suggestions for developing your teacher persona How to Teach Adults offers the framework, ideas, and tools needed to conduct your class or workshop with confidence.

Headlong Into Hailey

Explore Your Discomfort Zone


Author: J. A. Hailey

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781092663694


Page: 776

View: 3809

J. A. Hailey is different. A polarizing author, whose novels invariably create reactions in readers, he revels in proving that genres are labels, not boundaries. This book shows just how little he is restricted by genre. Headlong is the only way to go into Hailey. Although his books are guaranteed to be never graphic or explicit, diving in is a bit risky. But there's no other way...

The More Time You Spend In Your Discomfort Zone The More Your Comfort Zone Will Expand

A Soft Cover Blank Lined Journal to Jot Down Ideas, Memories, Goals, and Anything Else that Comes to Mind.


Author: Standard Booklets

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781080673674


Page: 122

View: 5095

Your future self might thank you for writing down your life events. Memories, recipes, daily goals and more can be written down in this 6x9 blank lined journal; your descendants might thank you for this one day. This journal is the perfect gift idea for any family member or friend who needs a little motivation or if they enjoy stoic philosophy. Stoicism, for those that do not know, is practical philosophy from Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. This philosophy can be used in daily life. So if you like what you see please buy this notebook now! You can also click on our brand name, Standard Booklets, to see more school notebooks, paperback blank books, log books and more!

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Speed Reading


Author: Abby Marks Beale,Pam Mullan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636516

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 7493

On your marks, get set, read! Most adults today are working with antiquated skills and ingrained beliefs about their reading abilities, or lack thereof. But with the tips and examples offered in The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Speed Reading, getting through a load of must-do reading doesn't have to be an arduous or overwhelming chore. The strategies are surprisingly simple once revealed. With practice, readers will not only speed through and understand books, articles, and professional journals but will also build their personal reading confidence and competence. * Written by a reading specialist * Useful for students, business people, lawyers, doctors * Includes how-to strategies as well as practice timed readings * Tips for reading on paper and onscreen Show More Show Less