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Crucial Conversations

Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

Kerry Patterson

* * * Over 4 Million Copies Sold * * * The New York Times bestseller that changed the way millions communicate"[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our ti...
Publish Date
2011
September 7
First Published in 2001
Goodreads rating
4.04
ISBN
9780071771320
Recommendations
5
Recommendations
Feb 12, 2019
Last month I read Crucial Conversations, a now-venerable guide to having tough conversations in a way that engages the debaters. By defining a common goal through constantly trying to genuinely understand the needs and viewpoints of others, the conversations become less heated, and more productive. In a high-growth startup, such conversations can often be very stressful, and it is easy to lose track of your shared end goal when emotions flare up. Crucial Conversations covers many of the useful tactics in making sure these conversations are productive, and offers advice on improving relationships with your coworkers.      source
May 27, 2019
Picked up this great book @Powells to read. Better conversation and listening enables you to get deeper into subjects at hand. When talking with people, this makes your communication skills a very powerful tool. Always be learning. #growth #education #leadership      source
Two most useful books I've ever read on either leadership or management were both in the last six months: Crucial Conversations ( and Leadership & Self-Deception ( the former for technique and the latter for principles. ★★★★★      source
Aug 16, 2020
THIS!!! I read this book after my worst relationship breakup and it changed me. I bought it at JFK. I now dive headlong into conflict and it scares people. Conflict and difficult conversations ginger me. Crucial conversations define life the most.      source
Aug 01, 2020
@haven2dotnet There are tons of management books to help you learn how to become a better manager - Radical Candor, High Output Management, Crucial Conversations. Strategy comes with time and experience in the field.      source