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Solving tough problems : an open way of talking, listening, and creating new realities

Author: Adam Kahane
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Berrett-Koehler, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kahane explains how traditional methods of problem solving - expert-driven, piecemeal, best practice - cannot help us solve the increasingly complex problems we face in our communities and organizations. He presents an inclusive, systemic and generative method that makes more demands but offers a greater chance of success.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Kahane
ISBN: 9781576752937 1576752933 9781576754641 1576754642
OCLC Number: 643584379
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: xii, 149 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The problem with tough problems --
"There is only one right answer" --
Seeing the world --
The miraculous option --
Talking --
Being stuck --
Dictating --
Talking politely --
Speaking up --
Only talking --
Listening --
Openness --
Reflectiveness --
Empathy --
Creating new realities --
Cracking through the egg shell --
Closed fist, Open palm --
The wound that wants to be whole --An open way.
Responsibility: Adam Kahane.
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Kahane explains how traditional methods of problem solving - expert-driven, piecemeal, best practice - cannot help us solve the increasingly complex problems we face in our communities and organizations. He presents an inclusive, systemic and generative method that makes more demands but offers a greater chance of success.

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