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Influence in action : how to build your conversational capacity, do meaningful work, and make a powerful difference

Author: Craig Weber
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The author of Conversational Capacity shows professionals how to achieve greater effectiveness--and deeper purpose and meaning--by building their ability to engage in open, constructive, learning-focused dialogue when it counts"--
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weber, Craig,
Influence in action
New York : 2019.
(DLC) 2019981147
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Weber
ISBN: 1260452565 9781260452563
OCLC Number: 1104912029
Description: x, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: The world needs people willing to stand up, speak out, and make a difference --
The case of Steve: The key to conversational leadership lies in your capacity to influence --
Part I: Awareness. Disciplined awareness: Learning to control your beams of attention --
Personal awareness: The first step in getting your own way --
Situational awareness: Paying attention to people, patterns and purpose --
Awareness practices: Building your ability to focus on purpose --
Part II: Mindset. The conversational capacity mindset: Turning your mind into a workshop --
Expanding the sweet spot: Eight more balanced "character-istics" --
The leadership mindset: Taking responsibility and being constructive --
Strategies for embracing and strengthening your mindset: Building your ability to place learning over ego --
Part III: Skills. Candor skill #1: Stating your position --
Candor skill #2: Helping others see your thinking --
Curiosity skill #1: Testing your hypothesis --
Curiostity skill #2: Inquiring into the hypotheses of others --
Sharpening your skills: Learning to balance candor and curiosity, one skill at a time --
Part IV: Moving forward. Putting it all together: Building your skills while doing meaningful work --
Your road map to competence: Crafting a powerful personal plan --
The illusion of conclusion: Why your leadership journey never really ends --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Craig Weber.

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