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The art of focused conversation : 100 ways to access group wisdom in the workplace

Author: Brian Stanfield; Canadian Institute of Cultural Affairs.
Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The best 'how-to' for encouraging consensus in firms and organizations.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Stanfield; Canadian Institute of Cultural Affairs.
ISBN: 0865714169 9780865714168
OCLC Number: 43281094
Notes: Copublished by: Canadian Institute for Cultural Affairs.
"A Top Method of the Institute of Cultural Affairs"--Cover.
Description: 222 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The origin of a method --
pt. I. Theory and practice. 1. Why conversations? And why the workplace? --
2. The focused conversation method: an overview --
3. The structure of the focused conversation --
4. Leading a focused conversation: conversational hazards --
5. Steps for preparing a conversation from scratch --
pt. II. The 100 conversations. A. Conversations for evaluating and reviewing --
B. Conversations for preparation and planning --
C. Conversations for coaching and mentoring --
D. Conversations for interpreting information --
E. Decision-making conversations --
F. Managing and supervising conversations --
G. Personal and celebrative conversations --
pt. III. Appendices.
Responsibility: general editor, R. Brian Stanfield.

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