Fierce Conversations: Achieving Sucess at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time
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 t ...more
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by Susan Scott, Kenneth H. Blanchard (Goodreads Author)
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The stories and information I could relate to were fantastic, if shocking. It was hard to sit and honestly think about how I have conversations with people. I realized a lot of the time I am practicing bad conversation tactics and enter with ...more
Anyway, at first I thought it was going to be a pretty boring and standard "well duh" management book - i.e. have "real" and "honest" conversations at work and it will be more productive for all involved..... Which was, well, pretty much what it was.
However, I did get a couple of gems out of it here and there, so I would recommend i ...more
My opinion may have also been heavily influenced by the voice of the author who did the reading. The so earnest and maternal intonation just rubbed me the ...more
This book is practical, practical, practical. She gives amazing tips and assignments to help you assimilate the information into your mind, heart and life. So good.
A fierce conversation is not a mean conversation. It is "one in which we come out from behind ourselves into the conversation and make it real." "In a fierce conversation there is neither a struggle for approval nor an att ...more
Susan Scott provides a comprehensive approach to having meaningful dialogue with others "one conversation at a time." She identifies seven key principles and illustrates each with real-life examples. In one case, a CEO must confront his sales team in order to increase collective aims without discouraging individual competitiveness. In another case, Susan herself shares a unique insight while working as a secre ...more
I did find some of her models helpful for the times when you need to face tough conversat ...more
Since I read it without trying too hard too put it into practice right away, the immediate effect is limited on whether its principles and techniques are effective. My hunch is that they are very effective... For me, having read quit ...more
The author inserts too much of her life into the advice--it may be easy and affordable for her to take a retreat and really think about things, or wake up at 4 to sip tea and meditate ...more
Prepare for an in-your-face gut check. The message is...quit sleepwalking and say what needs to be said....here is why, and here is how.
I suggest this be read with a questioning mind; the fundamental principles here are intriguing and potentially useful, but seem pretty heavily geared towards the "straight corporate American extrovert". The oft-repeated bit o ...more
This would be an excellent book for any team, but it will work best with everyone reading it together.
By 'fierce conversations' the author is referring to conversations people need to have in order for relationships and projects to move forward in a desirable way. The opposite of a 'fierce conversation' would be stuffing it and trying to get by, or having conversations that don't say what needs to be said in a productive way.
The author is a consultant to ...more
When I noticed my wife reading Fierce Conversations, I was immediately interested. The text purported to summarize author and seasoned facilitator Susan Scott's methods and best practices in helping communicate more effectively, including breaking through on tough, seemingly intractable issues. While Fierce Conversations has c ...more
Much of the book is guff, but there are pearls of wisdom scattered amongst the pages, and ...more