The Art of Conscious Conversations : Transforming How We Talk, Listen, and Interact

ISBN: 9781523003266
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Publisher,Random House Us
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Format, Paperback
Weight, 317.51 g
No. of Pages, 202

We live in conversations like fish live in water--we're in them all the time, so we don't think about them much. As a result, we often find ourselves stuck in cyclical patterns of unproductive behaviors. We listen half-heartedly, react emotionally, and respond habitually, like we're on autopilot.

This book is a practical guide for thoughtfully reflecting on conversations so we can avoid the common pitfalls that cause our relationships and work to go sideways. Chuck Wisner identifies four universal types of conversations and offers specific advice on maximizing the effectiveness of each:

Storytelling--Investigate the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and othersCollaborative--Explore the way our stories and other people's stories interactCreative--See new possibilities and discover unforeseen solutionsCommitment--Make promises we know we can keep

These conversations unfold sequentially: our awareness of our and others' stories transforms our ability to listen and collaborate, which opens our thoughts to creative possibilities, guiding us toward mindful agreements.

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The Art of Conscious Conversations : Transforming How We Talk, Listen, and Interact