Summary of Crucial conversations – Tools for talking when the stakes are high by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Swizler

If you’re looking to enhance your communication skills, form rapport in challenging situations, and foster dialogue and mutual respect with those you find yourself at odds, take a look at Crucial Conversations.

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Crucial conversations – Tools for talking when the stakes are high by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Swizler. Summarised by Paul Arnold (Facilitator and Trainer)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-Conversations-Talking-Stakes-ebook/dp/B000GCFEV2/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369466031&sr=1-2&keywords=crucial+conversations 

IN A NUTSHELL

Many ‘defining’ moments in life come from having crucial conversations (as these create significant shifts in attitude and behaviour). This book focuses on techniques on how to hold such conversations in a positive space when surrounded by highly charged emotions. Their findings are based on 25 years of research with 20,000 people.

Their model has essentially 7 steps:

1)  Start with the heart (i.e empathy and positive intent)

2)  Stay in dialogue

3)  Make it safe

4)  Don’t get hooked by emotion (or hook them)

5)  Agree a mutual purpose

6)  Separate facts from story

7)  Agree a clear action plan

THE BOOK

Our success in life is dictated by the quality of relationships we can engender…

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“Chin Up” – from Surj 2016 — Muchacho Media — Big Bucho Blog

Originally posted on bigbuchobruh: Denver Street Art 2016 Here is a great snap of the 40 ft. Wall painting ?Chin Up? by Denver based artist SURJ, part of the ?Duct work? project below I-70. The mural is meant to signify battle tested spirit of the community that surrounds the area. With the bold, striking colors,… via […]

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Antonio Brown Slams Raiders for Fines Over Missed Practices

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Brown posted a letter from Raiders GM Mike Mayock on Instagram.

Source: www.complex.com

Can’t we all just get along?

AB is at it again.  This time he is irritating Mike Mayock, the GM ofthe  Raiders.  No wonder the Steelers didn’t want to deal with his antics anymore.  Missed meetings and practice, bad helmets, fighting with Big Ben, frozen feet…and on and on.  Get to playing football and STFU!

Good for Mayock.

UPDATE: According to a report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, wide receiver Antonio Brown and general manager Mike Mayock got into it Wednesday, and the team is now planning to suspend him. There is no word yet on the length of suspension. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

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Why can’t you dislike Chinese restaurants without it being culturally insensitive?

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“Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern has been axed from prime time on the Travel Channel amid the controversy over his assertion that Chinese food in the Midwest is being served in “horses - - t restaurants.”

Source: www.foxnews.com

Are Andrew Zimmern’s TV shows at risk?

Some reports say that Andrew Zimmern may lose his TV shows because of what he said about Chinese restaurants in the American midwest. 

 

So what?  Some Chinese food places are bad.  Just like any restaurants out there, there are some good and some bad.  Andrew Zimmern has traveled the world and had Chinese food of some form in China.  He probably knows better than anyone that the Chinese food in the midwest is underwhelming.  He can still state his opinion, even if you disagree.  He apologized and that is good enough.

 

I have been to some Chinese restaurants that where the food was fried, covered in corn syrup…

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Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism | Denver, CO

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See remarkable works created by women in Paris from 1850 to 1900, a time of great social, cultural, and artistic change.

Source: denverartmuseum.org

Impressionist paintings in Denver

We went to see the “Her Paris” art exhibit this week here in Denver. Truly mesmerizing paintings from women artists from the 19th Century. We always hear of the male impressionist painters, but rarely the women. There are over 80 paintings from different female artists on display during the exhibit that runs from now until Jan 14, 2018. Go if you can. It is a treat to the eyes and soul.

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Quick Super Bowl 51 Observations

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Alejandro Villanueva should have gotten the “Salute to Service Award”.

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Matty Ice won the MVP…which is a bad omen.

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Harry Connick Jr is still cool AF.

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Matt Forte does the worst Arnold Schwarzenegger impression of all time.

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Terrell Davis finally got inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.

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Deion Sanders should be on every sports show from now on.

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What the hell is Justin Bieber up to?

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The Patriots running backs are underrated compared to the Falcons.

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Lady Gaga is wack as F*&#!

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Bill Maher never wastes an opportunity.

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ZZ Top still kicks ass.

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And last but not least, the LVP…Least Valuable Player in the NFL…Jay Cutler!

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