More than news, weather, and sports. When is the last time you had a catalytic conversation with an employee, a colleague, a friend, or a complete stranger? Whether at work, church, a coffee shop, or at home, people everywhere are one conversation away from a life-defining decision. Being truly present during such moments grants you an invitation to greater levels of leadership and friendship along the way.
- If you don’t have the heart, it limits your capacity.
- If you don’t have the questions, it limits your access.
- If you don’t have the discipline, it limits your engagement.
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About the Author
RUSSELL VERHEY is an entrepreneur, leadership advocate, and consultant walking alongside leaders in coaching discussions that result in life and organizational change. He facilitates leadership forums that engage and develop stronger leaders, producing greater team alignment, engagement, and synergy. Russell is the president of The Advance and hold a master’s degree in leadership development. He and his wife with their four children make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Table of Contents
Section 1 The Heart of the Conversationalist
Chapter 1 Why People Tell Me Their Secrets 22
Chapter 2 Navigating the Five Levels of Significant Conversations 40
Chapter 3 Coming to the Table 57
Chapter 4 What Everyone Longs For but Few Receive 73
Chapter 5 Essentials to Increase Your Conversational Capacity 91
Chapter 6 Leading People to Their Own Discovery 109
Chapter 7 Life-Giving Response 125
Section 2 The Questions of the Conversationalist
Chapter 8 Passion: What Difference Do You Hope to Make? 136
Chapter 9 Strengths: What Energizes Your Life? 144
Chapter 10 Attitude: What's the Attitude of Your Heart? 154
Chapter 11 Stewardship: What's Been Entrusted to Your Care? 163
Chapter 12 Secrets: What Thoughts Have You Never Shared? 178
Chapter 13 Gifts: Whom Can You Bless Today? 191
Chapter 14 Legacy: How Will You Be Remembered? 202
Section 3 The Disciplines of the Conversationalist
Chapter 15 Engaging the Seven Disciplines 214
Chapter 16 Conversations That Echo for Eternity: The Call to Discipleship 242
Appendix: Fifty Questions of a Conversationalist 247
About the Author 253
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received a free, electronic copy of this self-help book from Netgalley, Russell Verhey, and Broadstreet Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, for sharing your hard work with me. I appreciate it. And this book was an eye opener, from page one. Despite my many years, I have never simply sat back and studied the in's and out's of conversation as it wanders through my life. Russell Verhey has - and has shared with us the truisms he has refined from his studied experience. I would recommend this book to anyone in the social services, from pastors to police and everything in between. This is a book I will keep, and read again as needed.