Thursday, March 18, 2010

Reminder: PublicForum Book Talk on "Authentic Conversations" TODAY

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

This free 60-minute audioconference will be offered TODAY, Thursday, March 18 at 17:00 Eastern / 21:00 GMT.

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.

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

RSVP to attend today's Book Talk.
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