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From the Publisher"This is one of the best field books I have ever read. The adviceis derived from sound research and theory, and it is crafted in aclear-cut, concrete, detailed, and highly useful way. It focuses onthe important everyday skills of practice, including some of themost difficult issues that challenge the user."
—Chris Argyris, James Bryant Conant Professor of Education andOrganizational Behavior, emeritus, Harvard University; author,Reasons and Rationalizations: The Limits of OrganizationalKnowledge
"Roger Schwarz and his coauthors are meticulous in theirguidance for facilitators, consultants, coaches, and leaderseverywhere. They dissect our encounters with each other and help usrecognize what works, what doesn’t, and what we might doabout it. This is a book to return to again and again."
—Geoff Bellman, author, The Consultant’s Calling andYour Signature Path
"Anyone who strives to lead more effectively will find this booka treasure trove of tips and tools. Whether you’re anexecutive or small team leader, a parent or a politician, TheSkilled Facilitator Fieldbook will be the reference you reachfor to increase your capacity to lead."
—Karen Thomas-Smith, global training and development director,SAS
"This book provides the tools, techniques, and actual experienceto truly practice shared leadership. Roger Schwarz and hiscolleagues provide not only the theory but the practical, hands-onexperience required to develop high performance teams."
—Jay Hennig, vice president, Moog, Inc.
"Although I consider myself already familiar with Roger’sSkilled Facilitator approach, I was amazed at the breadth and depththis Fieldbook provides. It is a compelling resource foranyone interested in building his or her facilitativecapabilities."
—Sandy Schuman, University of Albany, SUNY; editor, The IAFHandbook of Group Facilitation; and moderator, the ElectronicDiscussion on Group Facilitation
"The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook is a must have foranyone serving as a third party intervener, coach, consultant or amanager with a desire to develop people and groups."
—Thomas P. Zgambo, corporate ombudsman, Coca-Cola EnterprisesInc.
"The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook truly provides the readerwith an understandable ‘root cause’ perspective on whypeople interact the way they do and the means to create change. Itgoes way beyond the ‘memorize these rules’ approachadvocated by many practitioners."
—Sid Terry, director organization development, NA Manufacturing,Kraft Foods