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A way of conducting business.
A way of life.
Susan Scott trains clients in the art of fierce conversations, empowering them to achieve exceptional results through transforming dialogue. Success hinges on engaging people in ways that interrogate reality, provoke learning, tackle tough challenges, tap our deepest aspirations, and enrich relationships. Fierce Conversations takes you step-by-step through your first fierce conversation with yourself and on to the most challenging and important conversations facing you.
Susan Scott teaches you how to:
- Overcome barriers to meaningful conversation
- Expand and enrich the territory you explore with colleagues, friends, and family
- Explore issues by mining for increased clarity, improved understanding, and impetus for change
- Confront challenges with courage, compassion, and skill
- Leverage new skills for frictionless debate
- Handle strong emotions - your own as well as others'
- Build breakthrough relationships with colleagues, clients, friends, and family
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Edition description:||Abridged, 5 CDs, 5 hrs.|
|Product dimensions:||(w) x 5.62(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Susan Scott's firm, Fierce Conversations, Inc., is an internationally recognized leader in executive education focused on achieving results through skillful and courageous dialogue, providing Fierce Conversations, Fierce Leadership, and Fierce Coaching programs for CEOs and company leaders. For fourteen years, Scott ran think tanks for executives through TEC International, an organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of CEOs around the world. Previously Scott served as vice president of the Pace Network, a search firm in Seattle, and also as regional manager for Context Associated, a training organization headquartered in San Francisco. Raised in Tennessee, Scott now lives in Seattle.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Susan Scott has done a great job of stringing together a long set of 'pearls of wisdom'. After more than 20 years in HR, most of the people she quotes are familiar and their work has served me well. However, the way Susan Scott brings it together is more powerful than any of the individual work by itself. The challenge to think and act in new ways is stated in a practical manner with inspiring examples of real results--emphasis on practical. Anyone in a position of influence, or who wants to be in one, should hear this work. Susan Scott has a compelling speaking voice and her belief in what she is saying is clear. You may find it helpful to purchase the paperback to make some of the models easier to understand and memorize.
This book offers numerous useful principles that will help anyone become a better conversationalist and a more responsive listener. Read carefully because gems of very valuable content are scattered through the entire book, a sentence here, a quotation there, buried in long, interesting digressions about the author¿s life, people she¿s known and clients she¿s worked with over time. A judicious editor could have made a very sharp and effective pocket book out of this material, which is about managing intense, strong discussions with skill. As it is, you¿ll have to do some digging, but you¿ll have a perfectly good time doing it, particularly if you are a fan of New Age mantras and can handle a little touchy-feely vocabulary. We assure you that the lessons you¿ll learn about conversations ¿ including fierce ones ¿ will stand you in good stead.
There was nothing new in this book.