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The Art of Conscious Conversations by Chuck Wisner
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Oct 25, 2022 | ISBN 9781523003266

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“Chuck’s models of communication and leadership helped me investigate my thinking patterns, unconscious judgments, and ‘stories.’ This journey has made me not only a better leader but a better person.”
—Doug Field, Chief EV and Digital Systems Officer, Ford Motor Company
The Art of Conscious Conversations is a thought-provoking and practical guide to unpacking conversations at work and in life.  Seasoned leadership coach Chuck Wisner shares his personal experiences and compelling stories of others who’ve successfully used the techniques he shares in this book to encourage us all to approach conversations with curiosity and introspection.  A compelling read with a big impact.”
Susan McPherson, author of The Lost Art of Connecting
“Conversations are a portal into strengthening our relationships, yet they aren’t always treated with the care they deserve. In The Art of Conscious Conversation, Wisner unpacks the key ingredients to having more thoughtful, connected, and collaborative conversations. This is a helpful guide for building better relationships, one conversation at a time.”
Ximena Vengoechea, author of Listen Like You Mean it
“What Chuck teaches best is how to use words effectively to reduce misunderstanding and conflict. His easy-to-remember concepts helped me examine my thinking and interactions and transform my conversations at work and at home.”
—Vineet Mehta, Director of System Modeling and Battery Technology, Tesla

Table Of Contents


Introduction: Waking Up in Conversations
Part I: Storytelling Conversations: Your Stories Are Not the Truth
1. The Birth of Stories
2. Emotions, Facts, and Stories
3. Opinions and Private Conversations
4. Processing Opinions and Private Conversations
Part II: Collaborative Conversations: Seek to Understand and Absorb Other Perspectives
5. In Conversation with Others
6. Private Conversations
7. Open Advocacy and Inquiry
Part III: Creative Conversations: Trust Your Intuition
8. From Resignation to Wonder
9. Intuition and Presence
10. Co-creative Conversations
Part IV: Commitment Conversations: Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep
11. The Conversational Bypass
12. Requests, Offers, and Promises
13. Recovery Conversations
Conclusion: A Lifelong Journey

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