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Radical Collaboration : Five Essential Skills to Overcome Defensiveness and Build Successful Relationships

Book Description

What is Your Collaborative Intention?

James W. Tamm and Ronald J. Luyet provide tools that will increase your ability to collaborate. You will learn to be more aware of others and how to problem-solve and negotiate. Collaborative skills have never been more important, and these skills are absolutely necessary for today's workplace.

Radical Collaboration is a how-to-manual for anyone who wants to create trusting, collaborative environments, and transform groups into motivated and empowered teams.

It is an eye-opener for leaders, managers, HR professionals, agents, trainers, and consultants who are seeking constructive ways of getting the results they want.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Introduction: The Five Essentials
  7. Part 1 - 1st Essential Skill: Collaborative Intention
    1. Chapter 1 - Attitude and Intention: Staying in the Green Zone
    2. Chapter 2 - Hey, Buzz Off!…I am not Defensive!
    3. Chapter 3 - Unhooking your Buttons
  8. Part 2 - 2nd Essential Skill: Truthfulness
    1. Chapter 4 - The Grand Simplifier
    2. Chapter 5 - Listening: The Most often taught unused Skill
  9. Part 3 - 3rd Essential Skill: Self-Accountability
    1. Chapter 6 - Making Choices and Taking Responsibility for them
  10. Part 4 - 4th Essential Skill: Self-Awareness and Awareness of others
    1. Chapter 7 - Understanding your own Behavior in Relationships
    2. Chapter 8 - Rigidity is the Enemy
    3. Chapter 9 - Breaking Free of the Past one thought at a time
  11. Part 5 - 5th Essential Skill: Problem Solving and Negotiating
    1. Chapter 10 - Strategies for Collaborative Success
    2. Chapter 11 - We’ve got a Problem; Now what do we do about it? (An Overview of the Interest-Based Approach to Negotiating)
    3. Chapter 12 - How do we get Started? (Deciding what Process to use, and Helping People Feel Included)
    4. Chapter 13 - What Really is our Problem? (Defining the Issues that need to be Resolved Together)
    5. Chapter 14 - What does Everybody Really Need? (Understanding the Underlying Interests)
    6. Chapter 15 - What should we do if we can’t Reach a Solution? (Developing a Contingency Plan)
    7. Chapter 16 - Now we get to the Fun Part! (Inventing Creative Solutions)
    8. Chapter 17 - Putting the Puzzle Together (Reaching Closure)
  12. Conclusion: Getting Real and Getting on with it
    1. Chapter 18 - Get Real… 15 things you can do Todayio Improve your ability to be in a Relationship
    2. Glossary
    3. Appendix 1: Research Report
    4. Appendix 2: List of Firo Theory-Related Materials
    5. Appendix 3: Table of Exercises, Tools, Examples, and Lists
  13. Notes
  14. Index
  15. Acknowledgments
  16. Praise
  17. Copyright Page
  18. About the Publisher