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The Four Conversations by Laurie W. Ford, Jeffrey D. Ford

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Chapter One Four Conversations in a Successful Workplace

Realizing your goals will take more than passion, vision, and commitment: it will take talking to other people. To be successful, your talking must accomplish more than simply following the rules of well-mannered communication skills. Getting more of what you want and less of what you don’t want—in work and in life—depends on how well you use four types of conversations.

  1. Initiative Conversations: When you talk in a way that proposes something new or different, such as introducing a new goal, proposing an idea, or launching a change in strategy or structure, you are having an Initiative Conversation.

    Example: You are a manager who announces a new customer service policy. Your announcement ...

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