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Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement

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Kindle Edition, 168 pages
Published May 22nd 2018 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Danny T
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This made me examine the way I enter into conversations in a deeper way. I have been thinking about this a lot as a coach and as a trainer, but this was very good for every conversation.... asking better questions, staying curious. Stuff I knew but was challenged to think about it in a different way. Definitely enjoyed the read.
Jules
Feb 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: leadership
A good read on how to have better conversations in your working life.

The research for the book is cited well, it's easy to go follow up if you are interested.
Great tables on how how to enter conversations in a productive way.
I didn't find the case studies engaging or memorable. They drag on for a while but they do illustrate the point.
There are also a number of nice quotes to start off the chapter. A nice touch.
"Your conversations help create your world. Speak of delight, not dissatisfaction.
...more
Alfred Timothy Lotho
The overall message of bringing the positive side out of conversations is good and the concrete examples were very helpful as well. The point of making a conversation generative through asking questions to the one you're having a discussion with and giving more focus to the problem and solutions to it rather than blaming someone or pointing out their faults is also a great suggestion. What could be improved in the book are more realistic examples rather than simulated conversations.
Aseema Sulakhe
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great tool for reflection in everyday life.
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