Crucial Conversations ...in 30 Minutes - The Expert Guide to Kerry Patterson's Critically Acclaimed Book

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Crucial Conversations-a revolutionary best seller on communication when stakes are high.

Crucial Conversations ...in 30 minutes is the essential guide to quickly understanding the important lessons outlined in the best-selling book, Crucial Conversations.

Understand the key ideas of Crucial Conversations in a fraction of the time, using this guide's:

• Concise synopsis, which...

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Overview

Crucial Conversations-a revolutionary best seller on communication when stakes are high.

Crucial Conversations ...in 30 minutes is the essential guide to quickly understanding the important lessons outlined in the best-selling book, Crucial Conversations.

Understand the key ideas of Crucial Conversations in a fraction of the time, using this guide's:

• Concise synopsis, which examines the principles of Crucial Conversations
• In-depth analysis of key concepts, such as "Healthy Dialogue," "Creating Mutual Purpose," and "Crucial Conversations"
• Insightful background on authors Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler and the origins of the book
• Extensive glossary, recommended reading list, and bibliography

In Crucial Conversations, authors Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler explain how to create meaningful dialogue that leads to productive outcomes. Initially setting out to investigate crucial moments, the authors wanted to identify the key instances when people's behaviors and actions dramatically affected their personal and professional lives. In their research, they learned that most life-changing moments occur around emotionally and politically risky interactions; thus, an individual's success depends on his or her ability to handle crucial conversations when emotions are charged and stakes are high.

Relying on years of research and thousands of testimonials, the authors explain how to develop mutual purpose and respect, create an atmosphere of safety, and explore motivations to teach you to have conversations that will improve businesses, relationships, and personal health. Crucial Conversations describes the paths that lead to self-destructive and explosive conversations, provides insight and practices for avoiding them, and illuminates the warning signs that a conversation may devolve.

A collaboration of expertise, Crucial Conversations offers practical advice and teaches people the skills they need to handle difficult conversations successfully and achieve maximum results.

About the 30 Minute Expert Series

The 30 Minute Expert Series is designed for busy individuals interested in exploring a book's ideas, history, application, and critical reception. The series offers detailed analyses, critical presentations of key ideas and their application, extensive reading lists for additional information, and contextual understanding of the work of leading authors. Designed as companions to the original works, the 30 Minute Expert Series enables readers to develop expert knowledge of important works ...in 30 minutes.

As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623151799
  • Publisher: Callisto Media Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/9/2013
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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  • Posted July 4, 2013

    We deal with critical conversations everyday. Not all of us are

    We deal with critical conversations everyday. Not all of us are masters at thriving or even surviving them. What if we could be better at surviving those conversations? In this abridged version of Crucial Conversations, written for people with busy lives, we are told that maintaining healthy dialogue is the first and primary component to thriving during crucial conversations. In addition, paying attention to breakdowns in healthy dialogue (i.e. silence and/or violence) will allow each party to maintain mutual understanding and purpose during crucial conversations. This is a great book for those who deal with crucial conversations on a daily level as well as those who want to hone their skills.

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  • Posted June 26, 2013

    This shorter version is pretty condensed and convenient for some

    This shorter version is pretty condensed and convenient for someone without a lot of free time. It gets to the point quickly and gives good advice on how to approach a difficult conversation. I thought the concept of “the fool’s choice” was really interesting—the times when you feel like whatever decision you make, someone will be hurt. The book walks you through how to deal with these scenarios and get a positive outcome. Mutual purpose and mutual respect is very important in any crucial conversation, especially when people have different goals. I think this is a great read for anyone who has been sitting with something they’ve really needed to say, but can’t figure out how to say it.

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  • Posted June 17, 2013

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    Best selling authors Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMilla

    Best selling authors Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Ali Switzler, the authors of Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when stakes are high is a book on how to communicate within the workplace, relationships and life. 
    Crucial Conversations…In 30 Minutes covers all the main points of the book in one quick overview. The key concepts of healthy dialogue, creating mutual purpose and conducting crucial conversations are described in detail with examples and scenarios on how to apply it to daily life. 
    This is material I would recommend to anyone who wants to improve their conversation skills within relationships and the workplace. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Just like your house needs a secure foundation, your crucial con

    Just like your house needs a secure foundation, your crucial conversations need a secure foundation. If you are looking for the tools to
    help you lay that foundation, and you do not have a lifetime to wait, look no further than “Crucial Conversations in 30 Minutes.”

    Many self – help books either explain why the topic is important or give you practical ideas. This books does both.

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