Dialogue: The Art Of Thinking Together by William Isaacs

Dialogue: The Art Of Thinking Together

byWilliam Isaacs

Kobo ebook | December 30, 2008

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Dialogue provides practical guidelines for one of the essential elements of true partnership--learning how to talk together in honest and effective ways. Reveals how problems between managers and employees, and between companies or divisions within a larger corporation, stem from an inability to conduct a successful dialogue.

Title:Dialogue: The Art Of Thinking TogetherFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 30, 2008Publisher:The Crown Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307483789

ISBN - 13:9780307483782


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Learning about the root of our problems William Isaacs insightfully introduces the concept of systematic group thinking in this book. He beautifully portrays how our lives at personal or business level can be impacted by breakdown in communication and shows us a practical solution that every reasonable and objective person can follow to improve her life. There are plenty of examples to absorb the complex topics clearly. The book begins with defining dialogue and expands on how to build capacity for new behaviors. Then it leads us into more advanced topics such as predictive intuition and architecture of invisibles. Isaacs describes the idea of container and fields - subtly borrowed from Quantum physics - to define the patterns of collaboration and ways to better position us for each dialogue situation. I found it easy to apply the listening, respecting, suspending, and voicing framework in my day-to-day life. Isaacs has drawn on many sources and great thinkers e.g. Bohm and Kantor throughout the book. The reader will gain an “applied understanding” about some of the major emerging theories and ideas in context of one of the most fundamental dimensions of our life: creativity by resolving our conflicts at home, work, teams and focusing our collective energy on improving our lives lucidly. Great read! I strongly recommend this book and believe in the positive message and energy it sends.
Date published: 2005-04-12