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Conversations for Action and Collected Essays: Instilling a Culture of Commitment in Working Relationships

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How do we create value for ourselves and others while at the same time participating in today's free market economy? How do we produce results while at the same time developing relationships where we take care of each other in the process? Today, instead of productively and joyfully engaging with broad networks of people, we are increasingly stressed by our working relatio ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 25th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Paco Nathan
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: autopoiesis, media
There are some gems in this, particularly the transition graphs used for formal representation of "conversations for action". Translated: look at the verbs.
Sunny
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was excellent and very different from other books u may have read about Communication or listenning. The chapter at the end on Listening was particularly impressive and talks about the need not to focus on the facts about what one is saying but to try to arrive together at a state where u are comfortable talking openly. The focus on commitment based conversations is very apt in an age when we are becoming less and less committed to things in general. Raised some very interesting p ...more
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Flores’ “Conversations for Action” presents a powerful framework for understanding how to coordinate and realize futures in the modern context. The chapter discussing moods was well worth it.
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