* * * Over 4 Million Copies Sold * * *
The New York Times bestseller that changed the way millions communicate
" Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time."
-from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
"The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here's how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations."
-Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul(R)
"Coming in as the new CEO of an organization with many tenured employees, I have had many crucial conversations. Using Crucial Conversations as my playbook during this time was paramount in guiding me through each conversation."
-Joanne K. Bryson, CAE, Executive Vice President and CEO, Oregon Medical Association
"Any book is powerful if you can relate to its content, is simple to understand, easy to apply, and is based on research. I have found all of these elements in Crucial Conversations. The narrative has a universal appeal and the strength to transcend cultures."
Capt. Charanjit Lehal, AGM Training and Development, TataSky, India
"I was personally and professionally inspired by this book-and I'm not easily impressed."
-Maureen Burke, Training Manager, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
About the Book:
Perhaps once a decade, a book comes along that transforms people's lives in a very real, measurable way. This is one of them.
Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene ten years ago and revolutionized the way people communicate when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Since then, millions of people have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations and have dramatically improved their lives and careers thanks to the methods outlined in this book.
Now, the authors have revised their bestselling classic to provide even more ways to help you take the lead in any tough conversation:
New firsthand accounts of how these skills changed readers' lives
New case studies showing how business leaders successfully applied these methods to achieve results
New links to videos teaching what to do and what to avoid during crucial conversations
New research findings offering fresh insights for applying the skills taught in the book
Crucial Conversations is filled with practical advice you can start using today:
Prepare for high-stakes conversations
Make it safe to talk about almost anything
Transform unpleasant emotions into powerful dialogue
Be persuasive, not abrasive
Crucial Conversations gets you past the hard parts of dialogue and helps you achieve relationships that are real, productive, and that will enrich your life and career.
But do we handle them well? When talking turns tough, do we pause, take a deep breath, announce to our innerselves, “Uh-oh, this discussion is crucial. I’d better pay close attention” and then trot ou...
Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler are cofounders of VitalSmarts, an innovator in corporate training and organizational performance. Together they have developed award-winning training products based on more than thirty years of ongoing research and have helped more than 300 of the Fortune 500 realize significant results by driving behavior change.www.vitalsmarts.com
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This book is a must-read for...everyone! Unless you're stranded on a deserted island in the middle of some unnamed ocean, you're going to have to interact with other human beings. And, you're going to encounter some difficult situations along the way, situations that will require careful communication lest the encounter explodes before your eyes. No one wants that. Use this book as your primer for navigating tough conversations to preserve your peace of mind, and the relationships you cherish.