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Communicating for Effective Collaboration: The Gists

Effective collaboration mobilizes the collective efforts of various skilled professionals to successfully overcome challenges too big for an individual to surmount on their own. Whether such efforts are among internal stakeholders or with external colleagues, these partnerships need to be managed appropriately or the fallout can be calamitous. In this month’s book discussion, we will enrich our skills Communicating for Effective Collaboration by exploring:

  1. Tips for Establishing a Common Goal

  2. Practices for Building Mutual Trust

  3. Techniques for Navigating Conflict

How it Works:

Everyone reads a relevant book (blog or article) of their choice before the meeting and ponders 4 pre discussion questions to help focus the conversation.

Sponsored by The City of Fort Collins

Friday March 28th, 2014 Noon – 1:30pm Hosted by the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce Cost: Members $25 / Non-Members $35 (includes catered lunch)

Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust & Get Extraordinary Results by Judith Glasser

THE GIST- Glasser has conducted over 30 years of comprehensive and cutting edge research looking at how communication impacts our relationships and our brain function. Applying her findings to turnaround struggling organizations, Glasser has developed a systematic process for improving the communication skills of leaders, departments and entire companies. She shares her insights and lessons learned in this groundbreaking book, which is a must read for any leader seeking to build a team of collaborators.

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, et al

THE GIST – Negotiating conflict is a challenge that many people either completely avoid or embrace as a competitive sport. Neither approach is advisable. In Getting to Yes the authors provide expert insight to help readers get past arguing their positions and separate the people from the problem to focus on creating alternatives for mutual gain.

(EntrepreNerds™ has partnered with Firehouse Books in Old Town to offer a 20% off discount to book discussion attendees)

Interested in facilitating an EntrepreNerds™ book discussion?

Contact Ariana: Facilitator training March 28th directly after book discussion.

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