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Paperback – 240 pages
7.25 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 435 Grams
BISAC: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865714168
Pub. Date: 2000-01-01

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R. Brian Stanfield

R. Brian Stanfield was an inspired leader, who spent years helping others to become the same. As well as his decades of experience as an educator and researcher, he held the position of Director of Publications at the Canadian Institute of Cultural Affairs for many years. Brian was the author of 5 books focusing on the qualities required for successful progressive leadership and group facilitation, including The Workshop Book, The Art of Focused Conversation and The Courage to Lead.

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The Art of Focused Conversation

100 Ways to Access Group Wisdom in the Workplace

by R. Brian Stanfield & The Institue for Cultural Affairs



Communication within many organizations has been reduced to email, electronic file transfer, and hasty sound bytes at hurried meetings. More and more, people appear to have forgotten the value of wisdom gained by ordinary conversations. The Art of Focused Conversation convincingly restores this most human of attributes to prime place within businesses and organizations, and demonstrates what can be accomplished through the medium of focused conversation.

Developed, tested, and extensively used by professionals in the field of organizational development, The Art of Focused Conversation is an invaluable resource for all those working to improve communications in firms and organizations.

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