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Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange: Crucial Conversations

Friday, Nov 9 2012 8:30AM to 11:00AM

Ellen Linares, HF Financial
Goodmortgage.com 3325 South Tryon Street Charlotte, 28217

 Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange- Crucial Conversations

Friday, Nov 9, 2012  
Location:    Goodmortgage.com, 3325 South Tryon Street, 28217 
8:30 am to 9:00 am    Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am   Book Discussion
Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.
Book: “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High” by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler 
Learn how to keep your cool and get the results you want when emotions flare.
When stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, you have three choices: Avoid a crucial conversation and suffer the consequences; handle the conversation badly and suffer the consequences; or read Crucial Conversations and discover how to communicate best when it matters most. Crucial Conversations gives you the tools you need to step up to life's most difficult and important conversations, say what's on your mind, and achieve the positive resolutions you want. You'll learn how to:
  • Prepare for high-impact situations with a six-minute mastery technique
  • Make it safe to talk about almost anything
  • Be persuasive, not abrasive
  • Keep listening when others blow up or clam up
  • Turn crucial conversations into the action and results you want
Whether they take place at work or at home, with your neighbors or your spouse, crucial conversations can have a profound impact on your career, your happiness, and your future. With the skills you learn in this book, you'll never have to worry about the outcome of a crucial conversation again.
As a reminder, you don’t have to read the book! The facilitator will share the main principles from the book with the group.
Ellen Linares with HF Financial will facilitate this stimulating discussion.  
For an excerpt of this book, go to:
During this roundtable we'll:
 · share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
     · share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
     · share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth
Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. We are currently looking to fill the 2013 calendar. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month, so pick a month that suits you for 2013! A few of you have suggested books, so please send me an email for the month and book you would like to facilitate.