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Crucial conversations : tools for talking when stakes are high

Author: Kerry Patterson
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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From the Dust Jacket: Perhaps once a decade, a book comes along that transforms people's lives in a very real, measurable way. This is one of them. Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene ten years ago and revolutionized the way people communicate when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Since then, millions of people have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations and have  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Patterson
ISBN: 9780071775304 0071775307 9780071771320 0071771328 9780071772204 0071772200 9780071775328 0071775323
OCLC Number: 733937328
Description: xviii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What's a crucial conversation? : and who cares? --
Mastering crucial conversations : the power of dialogue --
Start with heart : how to stay focused on what you really want --
Learn to look : how to notice when safety is at risk --
Make it safe : how to make it safe to talk about almost anything --
Master my stories : how to stay in dialogue when you're angry, scared, or hurt --
State my path : how to speak persuasively, not abrasively --
Explore others' paths : how to listen when others blow up or clam up --
Move to action : how to turn crucial conversations into action and results --
Yeah, but : advice for tough cases --
Putting it all together : tools for preparing and learning.
Responsibility: Kerry Patterson [and others].

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Focuses on those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. This book is exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when  Read more...

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