Solving Tough Problems
An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities 2nd Revised edition
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Solving Tough Problems by Adam Kahane
Book DescriptionAdam Kahane spent years working in the world's hotspots, and came away with a new understanding of how to resolve conflict in a way that seems reasonable - and doable - to all parties. The result is Solving Tough Problems. Written in a relaxed, persuasive style, this is not a "how-to" book with glib answers, but rather, a very personal story of the author's progress from a young "expert" convinced of the need to provide cold, "correct" answers to an effective facilitator of positive change - by learning how to create environments that enable new ideas and creative solutions to emerge. The book explores the connection between individual learning and institutional change, and how leaders can move beyond politeness and formal statements, beyond routine debate and defensiveness, toward deeper and more productive dialogue. Both tough and inspiring, the book explores models, technologies, and examples that foster and facilitate "dialogues of the heart."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781576754641
(85mm x 56mm x 5mm)
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Adam Kahane
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War is no way to resolve our most problematic group, community, and societal issues, but neither is a peace that simply sweeps our problems under the rug. To create lasting change we have to learn to work fluidly with two distinct, fundamental drives that are in tension: power and love. This title reveals how to balance these two forces.
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