1st Edition

Creating Common Ground Connections Healing Divisiveness

By David W. Bennett Copyright 2023
    156 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    156 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Through an empathetic and positive approach to interpersonal communication, this book guides readers to build on the skills they already possess to communicate—and connect—with others.

    Author David W. Bennett, Ph.D. approaches communication with the belief that it is at the heart of any human division. This book helps readers find a way to communicate that will help build understanding regardless of each party’s perspective. Written in an approachable and conversational style, the book includes tips, examples, and concept reviews to easily illustrate communication principles readers can take with them beyond their courses or training sessions.

    An ideal supplement to courses focusing on skills in interpersonal, professional, or business communication, this book can also be used as a communication primer for students or professionals in any field.

    Chapter 1. Creating common ground connections

    Chapter 2. Conflict management

    Chapter 3. The unconscious communicator

    Chapter 4. Empathy

    Chapter 5. Targeted speaking and nonverbal pinpointing

    Chapter 6. Energetic listening

    Chapter 7. Sharing perceptions

    Chapter 8: Creating personal change

    Chapter 9: Healing a broken world


    David W. Bennett, Ph.D. teaches Interpersonal Communication and Introduction to Public Speaking at Ivy Tech Community College, USA. He is the owner of Common Ground Communication Training and Consulting, www.common-ground-communication.org.