Leadership & The Art of Conversation

LEADERSHIP & THE ART OF CONVERSATION (Rocklin, CA: Prima Communications, Inc., 1997)

Have you ever stepped back and considered the huge role that conversations play in your life everyday?

And when I say “conversations”, I’m talking about two kinds of conversations. First are the ones you have all day long with yourself (You know, the little voice in your head). The second kind are the conversations you have with other people out in the world. Both are critical to getting work done, to creating relationships, to raising kids, and on and on and on.

This wonderful little book, Leadership and the Art of Conversation: Conversation as a Management Tool, can help you create, and build, a powerful new set of awarenesses (i.e., distinctions) and skills around the idea of conversation.

As engineers, conversational distinctions and skills are especially critical because of the role they play in helping us deliver the solutions we create.

Luckily, I was introduced to this book in a workshop in 1997. Since then, I’ve experienced amazing results by applying many of the simple, but insightful ideas it offers. I highly recommend it and look forward to sharing some of its nuggets with you in future blog posts.


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