7 strategies for talking about what matters most
By Sarah Rozenthuler
Foreword by Neale Donald Walsch
- A revolutionary 7-point programme to give you confidence and know-how for a transformational conversation
- Explains how changing your conversation with others—and with yourself—can change your life and career
- Includes real-life case studies of ordinary people who made significant shifts by finding a way to talk in critical situations
Have that Big Conversation – and change your life!
Talk is our key action tool for moving forward at work and in our personal life. Yet how often do you feel you’ve missed crucial opportunities or failed in your communication?
This book explains why effective talk can be truly transformative. It is a practical guide to the kinds of conversations that will turn your life around. An expert psychologist and executive coach, I offer seven keys to success: calling up your courage, creating a “container”, focusing on your intention, connecting with respect, speaking your truth, surrendering your “story”, and finding closure.
In the book you will find real-life examples of problem situations, including talking to your boss, resolving difficulties with colleagues and “speaking truth to power”. Using extended sample dialogue, I show how each challenging situation was worked through and a positive result achieved.
Improving your conversations is the single most important way to bring about positive change in your life. This informative, engaging and practical book shows you how.
I would love to hear your thoughts in response to the themes of the book.
March 2012, London
Dr Christiane Northrup, ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
William Isaacs, author of Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together and Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management
Robert Holden Ph.D, author of Shift Happens! and Happiness NOW
Dr Scilla Elworthy, founder of Peace Direct, winner of the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003 and three times nominee of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Neil Anderson, PhD, Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of Research Brunel Business School, Brunel University
Dr James Pritchard, Civil Service Learning, Learning Consultant
Graham Lee, author of Leadership Coaching and Director of The Thinking Partnership
John Higgins, research associate at Ashridge Business School and author of Images of Authority, Organisational Consulting: A Relational Perspective and Organisational Consulting: At the Edges of Possibility