Conversations Worth Having, 1st Edition

  • Jacqueline M. Stavros
  • Cheri Torres
  • David L. Cooperrider
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  • ISBN-10: 1523094036
  • ISBN-13: 9781523094035
  • DDC: 158.2
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Conversation is a crucial part of everything we do. It influences our wellbeing—a good conversation can leave us ready for anything, a bad one can ruin our whole day. But most of us are unaware of the nature of our conversations, let alone how to make them consistently affirming and empowering. This book shows us how to use Appreciative Inquiry, one of the most effective and widely used approaches for fostering positive change, to dramatically improve the outcomes of our conversations. By focusing on what we want to happen instead of what we want to avoid, and asking questions to deepen understanding and increase possibilities, we expand creativity, improve productivity, and unleash potential, at work and home.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Praise for Conversations Worth Having.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Shifting Conversations.
2: What Kind of Conversations Are You Having?.
3: Two Simple Appreciative Practices.
4: What’s Driving Your Conversation?.
5: Scaling Up Great Conversations.
6: It’s Not Magic, It’s Science.
7: Any Time, Any Place, Any Situation.
About the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry.
About the Authors.