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Building better ideas : how constructive debate inspires courage, collaboration, and breakthrough solutions

Author: B Kim Barnes
Publisher: Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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"Why do teams settle for bad ideas or kill good ones? Popular consultant Kim Barnes's unique process of Constructive Debate shows how teams can create better ideas and outcomes by eliminating obstacles to honest discussion, creativity, and collaboration"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Kim Barnes
ISBN: 9781523085583 1523085584
OCLC Number: 1105737849
Description: viii,153 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: PART ONE. Where Are the Good Ideas? --
The Need for Constructive Debate --
What Is Constructive Debate? --
How Do We Form Ideas and Arrive at a Position? --
Power, Fear, Apathy, and Groupthink: Why Do Bad Ideas Get a Pass? --
PART TWO. How to Build Better Ideas: Learning the Skills of Constructive Debate --
Introduction to the Skills of Constructive Debate --
Expressing Ideas --
Engaging Others --
Exploring Views --
Challenging Positions --
PART THREE. Designing for Better Ideas: Implementing Constructive Debate --
Establishing the Conditions for Constructive Debate --
Facilitating the Process of a Constructive Debate --
Developing and Maintaining a Culture and Processes that Encourage Breakthrough Solutions --
Conclusion: Building Better Ideas --
Appendix 1: Skills and Tools for Facilitating a Constructive Debate --
Appendix 2: Constructive Debate Planning --
Appendix 3: Tools and Templates.
Responsibility: B. Kim Barnes.

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"Why do teams settle for bad ideas or kill good ones? Popular consultant Kim Barnes's unique process of Constructive Debate shows how teams can create better ideas and outcomes by eliminating obstacles to honest discussion, creativity, and collaboration"--

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