Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time

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Penguin, Jan 1, 2004 - Business & Economics - 287 pages
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Susan Scott believes that interpersonal difficulties - at work and at home - are a direct result of our inability to communicate well. Fierce Conversations is based on principles from her international consulting practice, in which she teaches executives how to conduct such exchanges more dynamically and ultimately more effectively, thereby improving the relationships they enjoy with their various dialogue partners 'one conversation at a time.' Using identifiable anecdotes from her experience to inspire and inform, along with a series of practical exercises designed to impart the requisite skills, Scott walks readers through the individual steps she's developed to build better associations through more robust and honest discourses.

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User Review  - Cecilturtle - LibraryThing

I found this book very meaty: as I was reading it, tonnes of conversations came up where I felt I had made an impact or, on the contrary, felt frustrated. This book helped me pinpoint what I had done ... Read full review

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User Review  - VVilliam - LibraryThing

A great book, and I felt I got a lot out of it. Lots of good stories to make the lessons memorable, and concrete advice. I'll be recommending this to others. Read full review


The Idea of Fierce
PRINCIPLE 1 Master the Courage to Interrogate Reality
PRINCIPLE 2 Come Out from Behind Yourself into the Conversation and Make It Real
PRINCIPLE 3 Be Here Prepared to Be Nowhere Else
PRINCIPLE 4 Tackle Your Toughest Challenge Today
PRINCIPLE 5 Obey Your Instincts
PRINCIPLE 6 Take Responsibility for Your Emotional Wake
PRINCIPLE 7 Let Silence Do the Heavy Lifting
Embracing the Principles
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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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