Standing in the Fire: Leading High-Heat Meetings with Calm, Clarity, and Courage

( 1 )

Overview

Whether you for facilitate meetings for a living or simply as part of your job, you've surely found yourself "standing in the fire"-at the center of a group that is polarized, angry, fearful, and confused. Veteran facilitator Larry Dressler has found that what makes the crucial difference in these situations is the leader' presence. You have to master away of being that allows you to remain effective no matter a way of being that allows you to remain effective no matter how hot ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (14) from $7.99   
  • New (9) from $12.57   
  • Used (5) from $7.99   
Standing in the Fire: Leading High-Heat Meetings with Clarity, Calm, and Courage

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$11.49
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$19.95 List Price

Overview

Whether you for facilitate meetings for a living or simply as part of your job, you've surely found yourself "standing in the fire"-at the center of a group that is polarized, angry, fearful, and confused. Veteran facilitator Larry Dressler has found that what makes the crucial difference in these situations is the leader' presence. You have to master away of being that allows you to remain effective no matter a way of being that allows you to remain effective no matter how hot things get.

Dressler shows how to cultivate six "stances"-mental, emotional, and physical-that will keep you steady, impartial, purposeful, compassionate, and good-humored. Drawing on his own experiences and the insights of thirty-five distinguished practitioners, he helps you keep your cool and make the kind of inventive, spilt-second decisions these pressure-cooker situations demand.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“In this wise and stimulating book, Dressler draws on his rich experience to show us how to bring our personal best to facilitating polarized group situations.”

—William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes and author of The Power of a Positive No

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576759707
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 322,520
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry is the founder of Blue Wing Consulting, a firm that helps organizations mobilize positive change. He has worked with a wide variety of organizations, including Nissan Motors, USC University Hospital, Starbucks, Washington State Attorney General's Office, Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Cisco Systems, New Belgium Brewing, and Mitsubishi.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword Roger Schwarz ix

Preface xiii

Introduction: The Power of Fire 7

Part I The Fire 7

1 Fire for Better or Worse 9

2 We Are Fire Tenders 24

Part II Six Ways of Standing 35

3 Stand with Self-Awareness 38

4 Stand in the Here and Now 54

5 Stand with an Open Mind 65

6 Know What You Stand For 80

7 Dance with Surprises 97

8 Stand with Compassion 110

Part III Practices 125

9 Cultivate Everyday Readiness 127

10 Prepare to Lead 149

11 Face the Fire 162

12 Reflect and Renew 180

Conclusion: Stepping into the Fire Circle 199

Notes 201

Suggested Reading 204

Web-based Resources 206

Acknowledgments 207

About the Author 209

Index 211

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted February 22, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Effective ways to keep your cool during a heated meeting

    Your mother may have told you not to play with matches, but you can't always avoid fiery exchanges when you facilitate a meeting or lead a group. Organizational development consultant Larry Dressler explains why you should encourage rather than stifle heated discussions. He shares ways to control those personal "hot buttons" - sensitivities you've developed from past experiences - that can make you lose your cool in the heat of the moment. He reveals six steps for dealing with hot topics to help you successfully run a meaningful session when tempers flare. The book is a bit repetitious, and its advice may be familiar to readers of self-help books; however, it does contain practical suggestions and useful anecdotes that do a good job of illustrating its points. getAbstract recommends its expert guidance and practice exercises to anyone who leads or works with teams, whether in the workplace, on the playing field or at home.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)