Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March PublicForum Book Talk on "Authentic Conversations"

You're invited to our March PublicForum Book Talk.

Our special guests are Jamie Showkeir and Maren Showkeir, co-authors of Authentic Conversations: Moving from Manipulation to Truth and Commitment (Berrett-Koehler, 2008).

About this book: All too often workplace conversations—between managers and direct reports, peer-to-peer, or with external stakeholders—create parent-child relationships. People hide facts, sugarcoat reality and claim helplessness to try to control interactions and get what they want.

The Showkeirs expose the destructiveness of these manipulative conversations, and demonstrate how we can move to honest and authentic interactions that create adult relationships. By intentionally and thoughtfully changing conversations, organizations will engender increased commitment, true accountability, and improved performance.

This free 60-minute audioconference will be offered twice, to better accommodate people across several time zones. 

Thursday, March 11 at 14:00 Eastern / 19:00 GMT
Thursday, March 18 at 17:00 Eastern / 21:00 GMT

We begin with a brief interview with the authors and then open it up for questions and discussion. 

RSVP to Beth by Wednesday, March 10.

Join us for one or both conversations!
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