The book for this month is "Crucial Conversations" by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. We will be discussing it February 4th and the 18th.
Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler
If you feel stuck — in a relationship, in your career, at home — chances are a crucial conversation is keeping you there. The summary of this New York Timesbestseller will help you handle crucial conversations — conversations that occur when the stakes are high, emotions run strong, and opinions vary. With crucial conversations skills, you'll be able to: prepare for high-stakes situations with a proven technique; transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue; make it safe to talk about almost anything; be persuasive, not abrasive; improve nearly every professional and personal relationship; and yield major professional improvements in areas like productivity, quality, safety, diversity, and change management.
Each month we will have a new book and a great in depth discussion. These have been very well attended and positive. We've had great feed back on the book choices and the meetings. Even if you haven't finished the book we're on, please feel free to attend. It's always fun, upbeat and good to hear how others see things different. Bring snacks if you'd like, depending on the location.