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The Art of Connection

7 Relationship-Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
New World Library
 | 
September, 2017
ISBN:
9781608684496
Quantity: 
1
$23.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

These days, many of us find it easier to avoid face-to-face contact in favor of technological shortcuts. Why take the trouble to meet someone in person when we can simply send an email or a text? But as Michael Gelb argues in this compelling book, the meaningful relationships that come from real interaction are the basis of success.

Conjungere ad solvendum is Latin for ‘Connect before solving.’ I’ve made up this motto because through teaching and facilitating innovative thinking for decades I’ve discovered that the most powerful catalyst for inspiring creative breakthroughs, and for translating those breakthroughs into into sustainable innovations, is to guide people to connect with one another first, before trying to solve a problem

In The Art of Connection, Gelb offers readers seven methods of developing better rapport in their professional and personal lives. Each chapter covers a specific technique and then illustrates it with memorable stories, relevant scientific research, and hands-on exercises that allow readers to apply their new skills. Most important, Gelb reminds us that developing rapport with others is not just a business tool to enhance productivity but a valuable end in itself. By truly connecting with others, we broaden our own humanity as well as connect with a deeper part of ourselves.

Attention and personal energy are the new currencies… The distinguishing attribute of the finest leaders is their skill in building relationships…

 

The workforce is more diverse and less hierarchical, collaboration is more important, and the best people are more motivated by intrinsic incentives… Guiding others to discover a sense of meaning, purpose, and connection is an increasingly important element of contemporary leadership

 

Managers control, organize, and measure. Leaders strategize, inspire, and energize. In the real world, now we must all do both!... In the past managers were asked to focus on doing things right, whereas leaders put more emphasis on doing the right things. Now we must all focus on doing the right things right.

Among Michael Gelb’s other books are Creativity on Demand and How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci.

Publisher’s Description: 

These days, many of us find it easier to avoid face-to-face contact in favor of technological shortcuts. Why take the trouble to meet someone in person when we can simply send an email or a text? But as Michael Gelb argues in this compelling book, the meaningful relationships that come from real interaction are the basis of success. InThe Art of Connection, Gelb offers readers seven methods of developing better rapport in their professional and personal lives. Each chapter covers a specific technique and then illustrates it with memorable stories, relevant scientific research, and hands-on exercises that allow readers to apply their new skills. Most important, Gelb reminds us that developing rapport with others is not just a business tool to enhance productivity but a valuable end in itself. By truly connecting with others, we broaden our ownhumanity as well as connect with a deeper part of ourselves.

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