The Spin Doctrine is an inspiring toolbox for navigating the contemporary world. At its heart is the aspiration for effective communication, empowering future generations to transcend bias and prejudice. Deeply empathetic in orientation, it offers the means have structured dialogue with people who hold different opinions. Without a political axe to grind, it offers tools rather than prescriptions, enabling readers to become better citizens, consumers, and human beings. The text enables readers to achieve three things: to critically examine one's own ideas, critically examine the ideas of other people, and have a better quality of dialogue between the two.
Todd Britton and Laura Hyatt
"Higher Education Technology Administrators as Relational Leaders" in Technology Leadership for Innovation in Higher Education by Todd Britton and Laura Hyatt
Publication Date: 2019-02-15
Higher education technology administrators (HETAs) are facing a very tight labor market, shrinking budgets, challenging enrollment trends, and elevated demand or competent talent (Blankenberger & Phillips, 2016; Gast, Werner, & Kraus, 2017). As leaders, HETAs are also responsible for managing personnel that requires leadership perspectives, skills, and knowledge not generally associated with those responsible for leading technology initiatives. The findings of this study suggest relational leadership as an approach that focuses on the satisfaction, motivation, and well-being of team members resulting in a deeper human connection. By leveraging a relational focus, HETAs, their organizations, and staff will be well poised for the future.
The Lawyers of Trump-Russia...and Their Problems by Diane Klein
Publication Date: March 2019
An adult coloring book that sets out the story of the Mueller investigation, focusing on the many lawyers who have been involved in it, on all sides.
Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy by Christopher J. Koliba; Jack W. Meek; Asim Zia; Russell W. Mills
Publication Date: 2018-08-20
Based on research and real-life experience, the book highlights the interplay between public actors and policy tools, details the skills and functions of public administrators in the context of networked relationships, and identifies the reforms and trends in governing that lead to governance networks. This practical text makes complex concepts accessible, so that readers can engage in them, apply them, and deepen their understanding of the dynamics unfolding around them.
Haiku and Other Half-Truths... by Anna Khachatryan
Publication Date: 2018-10-14
Haiku & Other Half-truths... is a collection of poetry reflecting feelings of love, loss and despair among others. The thoughts and emotions expressed in verse within these pages will ignite a spark in your heart and mind, while reminding you that we are all connected through our emotional journey in this life. Many emotions are felt but not expressed; however, some of those are written in haiku and short verse within these pages. Divided into three sections: 1.Love 2.Heartache 3.& Other Half-truths... this collection is a quick and enjoyable read.
"The Impact of Resonance and Dissonance on Effective Physician-Patient Communication" in Individual, Relational, and Contextual Dynamics of Emotions by Loren Dyck
Publication Date: 2018-09-24
This study examined the impact of resonance expressed by the positive emotional attractor (PEA) and dissonance represented by the negative emotional attractor (NEA) created by medical students during diagnostic encounters
with standardized patients (SPs) (laypeople) from the clinical skills exam (CSE).
Secondary data were collected from 116 videotaped CSE encounters between SPs and medical students. Associations among the PEA and NEA states, and medical student effectiveness measured by SP, faculty, and differential diagnosis scores using moderated multiple regression analysis were determined.
Results suggest that the PEA and NEA are powerful conditions for determining medical student effectiveness in clinical encounters.
Kimberly Thomson Farina
Crimes Against Consumers (Preliminary Edition) by Kimberly Thomson Farina (Editor)
Publication Date: Fall 2019
Crimes Against Consumers is a multipdiscriplinary anthology that combines criminal justice and consumer affairs to help readers understand consumer crime and how they can protect themselves against it through education and self-advocacy. The carefully curated readings address aspects of consumer law, white collar crime, corporate and computer crime, and more.