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1st Edition

Talk It Out!
The Educator's Guide to Successful Difficult Conversations

ISBN 9781596670082
Published August 4, 2005 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

This book helps you deal with the conflicts and confrontations which occur in your school--between you and your teachers and between teachers themselves. With detailed examples and scenarios, Talk it Out! provides tips and strategies to help you
- acquire skills and confidence in handling conflicts
- avoid becoming a victim
- avoid becoming a villain
- know when you've been successful.

This book demonstrates a large number of useful techniques, such as how to
- tell the truth without blame or judgment
- listen to the other person's point of view
- change tactics when you do not get the response you want.

This book will show you how to reduce dissent in your school by clarifying your expectations and develop positive relationships (even if you do not like the other person).

Table of Contents

Section One: Introduction
1 Why Difficult Conversations Are So Important
2 A Cross-Cultural View of Difficult Conversations
Section Two: Causes of Conflict In The Workplace
3 The Roles of Task and Relationship in Workplace Conflict
4 Villain, Victim, and Rescuer at Work
5 Unproductive Triangles in the Workplace
Section Three: Successful Difficult Conversations
6 Preparing for a Difficult Conversation
7 Having a Difficult Conversation
8 Heads Up … Incoming
9 Power Differentials in Difficult Conversations
10 Keys to Success

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Barbara E. Sanderson, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of Thriving Workplaces: Helping Individuals and Organizations to Flourish. Dr. Sanderson is a psychologist, organizational consultant, executive coach, keynote speaker, and workshop leader. She has more than thirty years of in-depth experience working with individuals and organizations in the fields of education, health, mental health, religion, and business. Dr. Sanderson is also experienced as a teacher, administrator, employee assistance counselor, and facilitator.Barbara Sanderson excels in developing collaborative relationships that are empowering, practical, and action-oriented. She has a proven ability to synthesize information and communicate clearly. Her strong leadership style utilizes integrity, compassion, insight, creativity, and humor. A few of the workplace topics on which she consults are?Resolving conflict?Building an environment of trust?Welcoming and incorporating diversity?Invoking personal leadership and self-responsibility?Building teams and organization?Successfully changing leaders?Creating positive shifts in toxic work environments?Learning to have difficult conversationsIf you would like more information about Barbara Sanderson or would like to invite her to work with your group, please contact her in [email protected]om(952) 939-0456