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Author Lawrence, Paul, author

Title The tao of dialogue / Paul Lawrence and Sarah Hill with Andreas Priestland, Cecilia Forrestal, Floris Rommerts, Isla Hyslop and Monica Manning
Published Milton : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (101 pages)
Series Routledge Focus on Mental Health Ser
Routledge Focus on Mental Health Ser
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Series Information -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part I Michael and Hannah -- 1 Contemplating change In which Michael wonders how he will cope with a threat to his business -- 2 An introduction to dialogue In which Michael meets Hannah, who advocates a different approach to change -- Monologue and dialogue -- 3 How dialogue works In which Michael does meaning making -- A dialogic mindset -- 4 Listening In which Michael experiments with different ways of listening -- Listening model -- 5 Listening again In which Michael discovers there's more to listening than the listening model -- Respect -- 6 Voicing In which Michael decides to be brave -- 7 Reflecting In which Michael takes time out to think -- Part II Michael and Mark -- 8 Mark In which Mark meets Michael -- The Beanacre Model -- 9 Talking to the team In which Mark reflects on meeting with team members -- 10 Mark's 'plan' In which Mark tells Michael what to expect -- 11 Mark prepares himself In which Mark prepares to work with Michael's team -- 12 Setting the scene In which Mark sets up a circle -- Circles and setting -- 13 Check-in In which team members have the opportunity to share what's really on their minds -- Checking in and checking out -- 14 Container building In which the team dare to dream -- Building the container -- 15 Revolt In which Karen gets triangulated -- Triangulation -- 16 Perturbance In which Mark turns up the heat -- Comings and goings -- 17 Patterns In which the team start to manage their own dynamics -- The Four Player Model -- 18 Breakthrough In which the team goes forwards -- Dialogue revisited -- 19 Retrenchment In which the team goes backwards -- 20 Exiting the container In which the team checks out -- Working with the team - summary -- Part III Michael, Mark and Hannah -- 21 Reflection In which Michael, Mark and Hannah reflect on what the team achieved -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Contemporary writers position 'dialogue' at the heart of change theory, but what do we mean by 'dialogue'? The Tao of Dialogue explains through story what dialogue means, and how to leverage dialogic principles in managing relationships within the workplace. Accessible and innovative, The Tao of Dialogue explains the basic principles of dialogue, defined as a way of thinking and reflecting together with others, through the story of Michael, the CEO of a company about to embark on a life-changing journey. In the first half of the book, he is introduced to the idea of dialogue by Hannah, an internal change practitioner working within the organisation. He is encouraged to engage in dialogue with those he seeks to influence, which requires him to examine his mindset and proactively make changes to the ways in which he is communicating with his team and the wider organisation. In the second half of the book Michael is assisted by Mark, an external consultant with expertise in dialogic team and organisational development, who helps him apply dialogic principles to leading his team. Engaging yet practical, each part concludes with a summary of the dialogue that has taken place and how the model can be used in the real world, as well as an overview of the journey of the organisation, team and individuals. Emerging from dialogue between seven experienced, international coaches, The Tao of Dialogue will be of interest to coaches in practice and training, as well as business leaders, HR and L&D professionals and consultants. It explains in simple terms how to transform human relationships, both one-to-one and team/group. It will also appeal to academics and students of coaching, executive development, change management and leadership development
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Subject Communication in management.
Form Electronic book
Author Hill, Sarah, author
Priestland, Andreas, author
Forrestal, Cecilia, author
Rommerts, Floris, author
Hyslop, Isla, author
Manning, Monica, author
ISBN 9780429666940 (electronic bk)