Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at aTime (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 6, 2004 - Self-Help - 320 pages
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The Wall Street Journal bestseller, now with new material.

The master teacher of positive change through powerful communication, Susan Scott wants her readers to succeed. To do that, she explains, one must transform everyday conversations employing effective ways to get the message across. In this guide, which includes exercises and tools to take you step by step through the Seven Principles of Fierce Conversations, Scott teaches readers how to:

* Overcome barriers to meaningful communication
* Expand and enrich conversations with colleagues, friends, and family
* Increase clarity and improve understanding
* Handle strong emotions-on both sides of the table


  

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A great book full of insights and ideas. - Goodreads
I suppose it has good advice, but tedious. - Goodreads
Filled with practical advice. - Goodreads

Review: Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time

User Review  - Andrew Lewry - Goodreads

I just couldn't get into this book. I was under the impression that it was more of a business book and Susan Scott continues to weave in relationship and marriage...which isn't terrible, but it's not ... Read full review

Review: Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time

User Review  - Hans - Goodreads

The format of the book didn't always work for me and I probably rushed my reading a bit too much--so that I could get the book back to the library on time. (Almost used the word "but" and will try to ... Read full review

Contents

The Idea of Fierce
1
PRINCIPLE 1 Master the Courage to Interrogate Reality
13
PRINCIPLE 2 Come Out from Behind Yourself into the Conversation and Make It Real
67
PRINCIPLE 3 Be Here Prepared to Be Nowhere Else
91
PRINCIPLE 4 Tackle Your Toughest Challenge Today
124
PRINCIPLE 5 Obey Your Instincts
165
PRINCIPLE 6 Take Responsibility for Your Emotional Wake
187
PRINCIPLE 7 Let Silence Do the Heavy Lifting
218
Embracing the Principles
241
Appendix
249
Index
255
A Users Guide
267
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About the author (2004)

Susan Scott maintains an international consulting practice through her firm, Fierce Conversations Inc., which provides Fierce Conversations, Fierce Leadership, and Fierce Coaching programs to CEOs and company leaders. For fourteen years, she ran think tanks and seminars for business leaders through TEC International, an organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of CEOS around the world. Scott has extensive experience assisting companies with mission, vision, values, leadership development, cultural transformation, strategic planning, and executive coaching.

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