The Art of Asking

The Art of Asking
Author: Amanda Palmer
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781455581078
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Release: 2014-11-11
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

FOREWORD BY BRENE BROWN and POSTSCRIPT FROM BRAIN PICKINGS CREATOR MARIA POPOVA Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring). And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world's most successful music Kickstarter. Even while Amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for-as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife. She learns that she isn't alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. In this groundbreaking book, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of THE ART OF ASKING. Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet. THE ART OF ASKING will inspire readers to rethink their own ideas about asking, giving, art, and love.

The Art of Asking

The Art of Asking
Author: Amanda Palmer
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781455581078
Available:
Release: 2014-11-11
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring). And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world's most successful music Kickstarter. Even while Amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for-as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife. She learns that she isn't alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. In this groundbreaking book, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of The Art of Asking. Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet. The Art of Asking will inspire readers to rethink their own ideas about asking, giving, art, and love.

The Art of Asking

The Art of Asking
Author: Amanda Palmer
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780349408101
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Release: 2014-11-11
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

REDISCOVER THE FORGOTTEN ART OF ASKING IN THIS NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING BOOK 'Amanda Palmer joyfully shows a generation how to change their lives' Caitlin Moran 'To read Amanda Palmer's remarkable memoir about asking and giving is to tumble headlong into her world' Elizabeth Gilbert 'The Art of Asking is a book about cultivating trust and getting as close as possible to love, vulnerability, and connection. Uncomfortably close. Dangerously close. Beautifully close' Brene Brown Imagine standing on a box in the middle of a busy city, dressed as a white-faced bride, and silently using your eyes to ask people for money. Or touring Europe in a punk cabaret band, and finding a place to sleep each night by reaching out to strangers on Twitter. For Amanda Palmer, actions like these have gone beyond satisfying her basic needs for food and shelter - they've taught her how to turn strangers into friends, build communities, and discover her own giving impulses. And because she had learned how to ask, she was able to go to the world to ask for the money to make a new album and tour with it, and to raise over a million dollars in a month. In the New York TImes bestseller The Art of Asking, Palmer expands upon her popular TED talk to reveal how ordinary people, those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and adoring fans, can use these same principles in our own lives.

The Art of Asking

The Art of Asking
Author: Terry J. Fadem
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0132703793
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Release: 2008-12-01
Editor: FT Press
Language: en

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Ask the Right Questions in the Right Ways...And Get the Answers You Need to Succeed! Discover the core questions that every manager needs to master...how to avoid the mistakes business questioners make most often...ten simple rules for asking every question more effectively. Learn how to ask tough questions and take control of tough situations...use questions to promote innovation, drive change, identify hidden problems, and get failing projects back on track. Ask better questions, get better answers, achieve better results! “Required reading for every leader who wishes to see his or herorganization flourish and career progress.” Garry A. Neil, MD, Corporate Vice President, Johnson & Johnson “Asking, listening, understanding the real meaning of the answers, and taking actions based on facts are really the essence of managing. This book has helped me in connecting the dots in my understanding (and lack thereof) of why things really did not work the way I expected them to.” Pradip Banerjee, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xybion; retired partner, Accenture “The framework and techniques provide outstanding ideas for executives to both gain better information and develop the analytical skills of their teams.” Terry Hisey, Vice Chairman and US Life Sciences Leader, Deloitte We’ve all met the corporate inquisitor: the individual whose questions seem primarily intended to terrify the victim. The right goal is to solve the problem--and to build a more effective, collaborative organization where everyone learns from experience, and nobody’s too intimidated to tell the truth. That means asking the right questions in the right ways. This book will teach you how to do precisely that. Terry J. Fadem shows how to choose the right questions and avoid questions that guarantee obvious, useless answers...how to help people give you the information you need...how to use body language to ask questions more effectively...how to ask the innovative or neglected questions that uncover real issues and solutions. You’ll learn how to adopt the attributes of a good questioner...set a goal for every question...use your personal style more effectively...ask tough questions, elicit dissent, react to surprises, overcome evasions, and more. Becoming a better questioner may be the most powerful thing you can do right now to improve your managerial effectiveness--and this book gives you all the insights, tools, and techniques you’ll need to get there. Evaluate your current “questioning” skills... ...then systematically improve them Choose better questions... ...and ask them the right way Ask tough questions more effectively Get at the truth, uncover the real problem, and solve it Master the crucial nonverbal aspects of asking questions Finding your best style and the right body language

Humble Inquiry

Humble Inquiry
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781609949839
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Release: 2013-09-02
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Communication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people—especially those who report to us—we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry. Ed Schein defines Humble Inquiry as “the fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person.” In this seminal work, Schein contrasts Humble Inquiry with other kinds of inquiry, shows the benefits Humble Inquiry provides in many different settings, and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational, and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it.

Good Question

Good Question
Author: Judy Barber,Richard Wilkins,Coen De Groot
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781905430079
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Release: 2005-10
Editor: Cabal Group Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Have you ever noticed how pleased people are when you ask a good question? They even exclaim 'Good Question ' in acknowledgement. This book brings together the favourite questions used by 28 of the sharpest minds in business and personal development. It enables you to help yourself find more of the resources needed to make things better.

The Art of Asking Questions

The Art of Asking Questions
Author: Stanley Le Baron Payne
Pages: 266
ISBN: 9781400858064
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Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While the statisticians are trying to knock a few tenths off the statistical error, says Mr. Payne, errors of tens of percents occur because of bad question wording. Mr. Payne's shrewd critique of the problems of asking questions reveals much about the nature of language and words, and a good deal about the public who must answer the poller's questions. For public opinion pollers, census takers, advertising copywriters, and survey makers of all kinds this book will be a tool for the achievement of more reliable results. Originally published in 1951. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Art of Asking Questions

The Art of Asking Questions
Author: Stanley Le Baron Payne
Pages: 249
ISBN: 0758156650
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Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Asking

Asking
Author: Jerold Panas
Pages: 108
ISBN: 1889102350
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Release: 2009-02
Editor: Emerson & Church, Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It ranks right up there with public speaking. Nearly all of us fear it. And yet it is critical to our success. Asking for money. It makes even the stout-hearted quiver.But now comes a book, Asking: A 59-Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Staff and Volunteers Must Know to Secure the Gift. And short of a medical elixir, it's the next best thing for emboldening you, your board members and volunteers to ask with skill, finesse … and powerful results.Jerold Panas, who as a staff person, board member and volunteer has secured gifts ranging from $50 to $50 million, understands the art of asking perhaps better than anyone in America. He knows what makes donors tick, he's intimately familiar with the anxieties of board members, and he fully understands the frustrations and demands of staff.He has harnessed all of this knowledge and experience and produced a landmark book.What Asking convincingly shows – and one reason staff will applaud the book and board members will devour it – is that it doesn't take stellar sales skills to be an effective asker. Nearly everyone, regardless of their persuasive ability, can become an effective fundraiser if they follow a few step-by-step guidelines.You have to know your cause, of course, and be committed to it. But, as important, you have to know how to get the appointment, how to present your case, how to read your donor's words, how to handle objections, how to phrase your request, and even what behaviors to avoid.

Humble Inquiry Second Edition

Humble Inquiry  Second Edition
Author: Edgar H. Schein,Peter A. Schein
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781523092635
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Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This worldwide bestseller offers simple guidance for building the kind of open and trusting relatonships vital for tackling global systemic challenges and developing adaptive, innovative organizations—over 200,000 copies sold and translated into seventeen languages! We live, say Edgar and Peter Schein, in a culture of “tell.” All too often we tell others what we think they need to know or should do. But whether we are leading or following, what matters most is we get to the truth. We have to develop a commitment to sharing vital facts and identifying faulty assumptions—it can mean the difference between success and failure. This is why we need Humble Inquiry more than ever. The Scheins define Humble Inquiry as “the gentle art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building relationships based on curiosity and interest in the other person.” It was inspired by Edgar's twenty years of work in high-hazard industries and the health-care system, where honest communication can literally mean the difference between life and death. In this new edition the authors look at how Humble Inquiry differs from other kinds of inquiry, offer examples of it in action, and show how to overcome the barriers that keep us telling when we should be asking. This edition offers a deepening and broadening of this concept, seeing it as not just a way of posing questions but an entire attitude that includes better listening, better responding to what others are trying to tell us, and better revealing of ourselves. Packed with case examples and a full chapter of exercises and simulations, this is a major contribution to how we see human conversational dynamics and relationships, presented in a compact, personal, and eminently practical way.

The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise

The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise
Author: Georges Perec
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781784786571
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Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: Verso Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Darkly funny account of the office worker’s mindset by the celebrated French novelist A long-suffering employee in a big corporation has summoned up the courage to ask for a raise. But as he runs through the looming encounter in his mind, his neuroses come to the surface: What is the best day to see the boss? What if he doesn’t offer you a seat when you go into his office? The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise is a hilarious account of an employee losing his identity—and possibly his sanity—as he tries to put on the most acceptable face for the corporate world,with its rigid hierarchies and hostility to new ideas. If he follows a certain course of action, so this logic goes, he will succeed—but, in accepting these conditions, are his attempts to challenge his world of work doomed from the outset? Neurotic and pessimistic, yet endearing, comic and never less than entertaining, Perec’s Woody Allen-esque underling presents an acute and penetrating vision of the world of office work, as pertinent today as it was when it was written in 1968.

All You Have to Do Is Ask

All You Have to Do Is Ask
Author: Wayne Baker
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781984825933
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Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Currency
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A set of tools for mastering the one skill standing between us and success: the ability to ask for the things we need to succeed. Imagine you’re on a deadline for a big project, and feeling overwhelmed. Or you're looking for a job, but can't seem to get your foot in the door. Or you're dying for tickets to a sold out concert, and all your leads have gone cold. What do these problems have in common? They can all be solved simply by reaching out to a colleague, friend, or wider network and making an ask. Studies show that asking for help makes us better and less frustrated at our jobs. It helps us find new opportunities and new talent. It unlocks new ideas and solutions, and enhances team performance. And it helps us get the things we need outside the workplace as well. And yet, we rarely give ourselves permission to ask. Luckily, the research shows that asking—and getting—what we need is much easier than we tend to think. Here, Wayne Baker shares a set of strategies—used at companies like Google, GM, and IDEO—that individuals, teams, and leaders can use to make asking for help a personal and organizational habit, including: • A quiz to identify your asking-giving style • SMART criteria for who, when, and how to ask • “Plug-and-play ” routines that make requests a standard component of meetings • Mini-games that incentivize asking within teams • The Reciprocity Ring, a guided activity that allows people to tap into the giving power of a network Picking up where the bestselling book Give and Take left off, All You Have to Do Is Ask shows us how to ignite the cycle of giving and receiving by asking for the things we need. Advance praise for All You Have to Do Is Ask “Asking for help and support has been a key to my success. Wayne Baker expertly shares how everyone can do it.”—Shellye Archambeau, former CEO, MetricStream, and board director, Verizon and Nordstrom “Wayne Baker shares the formula for driving personal, organizational, and social change by tapping the power of our teams and networks for help. This insightful book is a must-read for anyone seeking practical and proven solutions to make our workplaces and world a better place.”—Noel Tichy, professor, University of Michigan, and author of Judgment and Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will

The Miniature Guide to the Art of Asking Essential Questions

The Miniature Guide to the Art of Asking Essential Questions
Author: Linda Elder,Richard Paul
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0944583164
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Release: 2010
Editor: Thinker's Guide Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume of the Thinker's Guide Library addresses the vital role of questions in every area of life. As readers develop a questioning mind, they also come to a better understanding of the world and of themselves. This book illustrates how well developed questions lead to deeper knowledge and counteract dangerous ignorance.

ART OF ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

ART OF ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
Author: CAROLINE. MCENERY
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1781192715
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Art of Asking Essential Questions

The Art of Asking Essential Questions
Author: Linda Elder,Richard Paul
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781538133804
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Release: 2019-06-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume of the Thinker’s Guide Library addresses the vital role of questions in every area of life. As readers develop a questioning mind, they also come to a better understanding of the world and of themselves. This book illustrates how well developed questions lead to deeper knowledge and counteract dangerous ignorance.

Asking about Asking

Asking about Asking
Author: M. Kent Stroman
Pages: 306
ISBN: 1938077407
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Release: 2014
Editor: Charitychannel LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written for anyone involved in soliciting charitable contributions for nonprofit organizations, this guide explains how to employ simple, effective, proven techniques for seeking and finding larger donations; maximizing the results from fundraising volunteers; assisting donors in maximizing their philanthropic experience; and cultivating and soliciting gifts more confidently.

Asking Questions

Asking Questions
Author: Norman M. Bradburn,Seymour Sudman,Brian Wansink
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781119214762
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Release: 2015-08-07
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since it was first published more than twenty-five years ago, Asking Questions has become a classic guide for designing questionnaires¾the most widely used method for collecting information about people?s attitudes and behavior. An essential tool for market researchers advertisers, pollsters, and social scientists, this thoroughly updated and definitive work combines time-proven techniques with the most current research, findings, and methods. The book presents a cognitive approach to questionnaire design and includes timely information on the Internet and electronic resources. Comprehensive and concise, Asking Questions can be used to design questionnaires for any subject area, whether administered by telephone, online, mail, in groups, or face-to-face. The book describes the design process from start to finish and is filled with illustrative examples from actual surveys.

Developing Arts loving Readers

Developing Arts loving Readers
Author: Nan McDonald,Douglas Fisher
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0810844532
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Release: 2002
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ten questions, ten chapters, on such subjects as infusing arts into reading and language arts, as well as math, science, and social studies; teaching about artists and their craft; what works, and for whom; and assessment of student learning within integrated arts lessons.

Asking Properly

Asking Properly
Author: George Smith
Pages: 220
ISBN: 095189711X
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Release: 1996
Editor: The White Lion Press Limited
Language: en

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Who s Asking

Who s Asking
Author: Douglas L. Medin,Megan Bang
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9780262026628
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Release: 2014-01-03
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The answers to scientific questions depend on who is asking, because the questions asked and the answers sought reflect the cultural values and orientations of the questioner. These values and orientations are most often those of Western science. This book argues that despite the widely held view that science is objective, value-neutral, and acultural, scientists do not shed their cultures at the laboratory or classroom door; their practices reflect their values, belief systems, and worldviews. This book argues further that scientist diversity provides new perspectives and leads to more effective science and better science education. This book compares Native American and European American orientations toward the natural world and apply these findings to science education. The European American model sees humans as separated from nature; the Native American model sees humans as part of a natural ecosystem. Thsi book then reports on the development of ecologically oriented and community-based science education programs on the Menominee reservation in Wisconsin and at the American Indian Center of Chicago. This book's argument for scientist diversity also has important implications for questions of minority underrepresentation in science.