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Choosing civility : the twenty-five rules of considerate conduct

Author: Pier Massimo Forni
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents twenty-five rules for connecting successfully with others, revealing how to apply each rule to everyday life to make one's own life, as well as the lives of others, more comfortable and fulfilling.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pier Massimo Forni
ISBN: 0312281188 9780312281182 0312302509 9780312302504
OCLC Number: 48100022
Description: xii, 196 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Life and relationships --
What is civility? --
Respect in action --
Happiness and the mind --
How do we learn to love? --
Civility and self-expression --
Nice guys finish last. Or do they? --
Science of love and social support --
About the rules --
pt. 2. Rules --
1. Pay attention --
2. Acknowledge others --
3. Think the best --
4. Listen --
5. Be inclusive --
6. Speak kindly --
7. Don't speak ill --
8. Accept and give praise --
9. Respect even a subtle "no" --
10. Respect others' opinions --
11. Mind your body --
12. Be agreeable --
13. Keep it down (and rediscover silence) --
14. Respect other people's time --
15. Respect other people's space --
16. Apologize earnestly and thoughtfully --
17. Assert yourself --
18. Avoid personal questions --
19. Care for your guests --
20. Be a considerate guest --
21. Think twice before asking for favors --
22. Refrain from idle complaints --
23. Give constructive criticism --
24. Respect the environment and be gentle to animals --
25. Don't shift responsibility and blame --
pt. 3. Culture shock --
Striking through the form to the substance --
I did it my way --
Authority on the wane --
Age of the self --
Living among strangers --
Drive to achieve --
Stress --
How we play the game --
Two sides of the coin --
What to do.
Responsibility: P.M. Forni.
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For most people, thoughtful behaviour and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, mobile phones and multi-tasking. This title identifies the 25 rules that  Read more...

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