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The Magic of Dialogue: Transforming Conflict into Cooperation

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In this groundbreaking work, famed social scientist and world-famous public opinion expert Daniel Yankelovich reinvents the ancient art of dialogue.
Successful managers have always known how to make decisions and mobilize coworkers. But as our businesses continue to expand, conversations and discussions just aren't enough to bring people and their different agendas togeth
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 5th 2001 by Touchstone (first published September 2nd 1999)
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Megan
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed the opportunity to reflect on what makes dialogue meaningful, and I appreciated the distinction made between dialogue and debate. That being said, the book suffers from what I'm going to deem "business book syndrome" - as much a sales pitch as it is anything else - and a complete misreading of Buber's I and Thou. I don't think the misreading weakens Yankelovich's point, but it undermines his authority.

Buber's work of Jewish mysticism describes a dialectic relationship that transcends
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Van
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
Part of my MBA reading material. This book has a very simple lesson: dialog is two-way conversation.
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Apr 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Highly recommend this book. Yankelvich does a nice job describing the difference between discussion vs dialogue. He gives great pointers on how to get people focused on dialoging to think creatively on a joint problem suspending judgement and evaluating each possibility.
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May 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
Re-reading.
Bjørn Peterson, PhD
A very useful book for anyone involved in community dialogue endeavors.
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