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Failure to Communicate By Holly Weeks

Failure to Communicate by Holly Weeks

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Failure to Communicate Summary

Failure to Communicate: How Conversations Go Wrong and What You Can Do to Right Them by Holly Weeks

Your stomach's churning; you're hyperventilating -- you're in a badly deteriorating conversation at work. Such exchanges, which run the gamut from firing subordinates to parrying verbal attacks from colleagues, are so loaded with anger, confusion, and fear that most people handle them poorly: they avoid them, clamp down, or give in.
But dodging issues, appeasing difficult people, and mishandling tough encounters all carry a high price for managers and companies -- in the form of damaged relationships, ruined careers, and intensified problems.
In Failure to Communicate, Holly Weeks shows how to master the combat mentality, emotional maelstrom, and confusion that poison difficult conversations. Drawing on her many years as a consultant and coach to leaders and executives, the author explains:
* Why we turn to ineffective tactics when the heat is on
* How to avoid the worst pitfalls of difficult conversations, and how to pull yourself out if you fall in
* Ways to regain your balance and inject respect into stressful conversations, even when you've been confronted, infuriated, or wronged
* Strategies for mitigating aggression and defensiveness, and for clearing the fog of misconceptions
* How to get through the hardest conversations with your reputation and relationships intact
Using proven techniques paired with detailed real-life examples, Weeks equips you with the strategies and practices you need to transform even the toughest conversations.

About Holly Weeks

Holly Weeks is an independent consultant and the president of Holly Weeks Communications in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She teaches at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge.

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GOR010628591
9781578518999
1578518997
Failure to Communicate: How Conversations Go Wrong and What You Can Do to Right Them by Holly Weeks
Used - Like New
Hardback
Harvard Business Review Press
2008-09-01
240
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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