Authentic Conversations

Authentic Conversations

by Jamie Showkeir

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442963870
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
Publication date: 02/18/2009
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Wheatley is president of the Berkana Institute. She is a former professor of management at Brigham Young University. She has a M.A. in communications from New York University. She received her doctorate from Harvard.

Table of Contents

Dedication to Joel P. Henning     vii
Foreword   Margaret J. Wheatley     ix
Preface     xiii
Introduction: The Dangerous Book for Adults     1
Revolutionary Conversations for Adults     15
Relationships That Don't Work at Work     25
The Myth of Holding Others Accountable     35
You Can't Make All the Fourth Graders Happy     47
Hostages to Disappointment     57
Change the Conversation, Change the Culture     67
Moving from Manipulation to Engagement     81
Stop Courting the Cynic     97
Cutting the Ties That Bind     111
Declaration of Interdependence     127
Open Season-Remove the Camouflage!     141
Conclusion: Starting the Revolution     155
A Practical Guide to Authentic Conversations     165
Suggestions for Getting Started     165
Facing a Difficult Issue     167
Seeking an Exception     170
Proposing Change     173
Introducing a Mandate     176
Renegotiating an Established Relationship     179
Initiating Endings     182
Dealing with Individual Performance     184
Creating YourOwn Authentic Conversations     189
Acknowledgments     191
Notes     193
Index     195
About the Authors     203
About henning-showkeir & associates, inc.     207

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