Women and Leadership present the first of several monthly book club series, Conversations and Cocktails. This month, join us to discuss Crucial Conversations, written by New York Times Best Selling authors Patterson, Grenny, McMillion and Switzler. Our virtual book club will be facilitated by a committee member to encourage open conversation and support members and non-members in growing their professional networks through learning. Enjoy a themed cocktail recipe each month (with or without alcohol).
In Crucial Conversations: Tools For Talking When The Stakes Are High, authors Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler argue that many problems are caused by how people behave when they disagree with others about high-stakes, emotional issues. Organizational performance and the quality of relationships improve significantly when people learn the skills to handle these crucial conversations effectively. A crucial conversation is a discussion characterized by high stakes, differing opinions, and strong emotions. Crucial conversations are often typical daily interactions as opposed to planned, high-level meetings. These conversations can have a huge impact on your life. Examples include: ending a relationship, asking a roommate to move out, resolving an issue with an ex-spouse, confronting a coworker about his/her behavior, or giving the boss critical feedback.
Where to Purchase:
Who Should Attend
- SGA members & non-members
- Raven Elliott, BGE, Inc.
- Christina Gregory, Atmos Energy