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'Standing in the Fire'' offers a set of self - directed principles and practices that enable facilitators and human resource personnel to keep their emotional balance no matter how overheated things threaten to become in the workplace.

Produktbeschreibung
'Standing in the Fire'' offers a set of self - directed principles and practices that enable facilitators and human resource personnel to keep their emotional balance no matter how overheated things threaten to become in the workplace.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: ReadHowYouWant
  • Seitenzahl: 444
  • Erscheinungstermin: 19. August 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 234mm x 156mm x 23mm
  • Gewicht: 670g
  • ISBN-13: 9780369315762
  • ISBN-10: 0369315766
  • Artikelnr.: 57612762
Autorenporträt
Larry Dressler is president of Blue Wing Consulting. He has designed and facilitated high-stakes meetings in large corporations like Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Starbucks for over fifteen years. He has also assisted in important community deliberations involving diverse stakeholders: farm workers in Washington State, homeless artisans on Skid Row in Los Angeles, and indigenous leaders in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Inhaltsangabe
FOREWORD bY Roger Schwartz
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION: THE POWER OF FIRE

PART 1: THE FIRE
Ch. 1: Fire for Better or Worse
Ch. 2: We are Fire Tenders

PART 2: SIX WAYS OF STANDING
Ch. 3: Stand with Self-Awareness
Ch. 4: Stand in the Here and Now
Ch. 5: Stand with an Open Mind
Ch. 6: Know What You Stand For
Ch. 7: Dance with Surprises
Ch. 8: Stand with Compassion

PART 3: PRACTICES
Ch. 9: Cultivating Everyday Readiness
Ch. 10: Preparing to Lead
Ch. 11: Facing the Fire
Ch. 12: Reflecting and Renewing

CONCLUSION: STEPPING INTO THE FIRE CIRCLE
NOTES
Suggested Reading
Web-based Resources
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Index
Rezensionen
"Larry Dressler helps us to increase our capacities and practices to lead meetings that are often a test by fire, enabling us to feel the burn and not be burned out but rather be inspired to achieve more effective outcomes." -Susan A. Bouchard, Senior Business Development Manager, Cisco Systems Inc., and author of Enterprise Web 2.0 Fundamentals "Clear and potent, Standing in the Fire presents a transformed way of being for conveners and facilitators of conflictual meetings. Learning to appreciate and apply its principles and practices sets the stage for breakthrough possibilities for today's challenged leaders." --Juanita Brown and David Isaacs, coauthors of The World Café "Dressler offers a new perspective and a new set of tools to help channel fire into transformative outcomes. This is a must-read for anyone who must navigate through a sea of emotionally charged issues." -Russell Coff, Associate Professor of Organization and Management, Emory University "Today's business leaders have to practice the capacity to stand with conflict and confusion in the kinds of challenges they face. Larry Dressler's fine book gives everyone a framework to understand what's going on in these moments and the skills to stand in a powerful combination of strength and sensitivity." -Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea, coauthors of The Circle Way "Larry Dressler writes with clarity and deep understanding. He provides an accessible perspective and practical wisdom for moving past the urge to react when things go scarily out of control." -Saul Eisen, PhD, Program Coordinator, Organization Development Program, Sonoma State University "Standing in the Fire affirmed for me that learning to lead others through uncertainty and conflict is, at its heart, a spiritual journey. Larry Dressler has written another provocative and inspiring book that I'll use and share with colleagues for many years to come." -Steve Fox, Executive Vice President, Central Conference of American Rabbis "We mediators and facilitators pride ourselves in having a sophisticated understanding of group processes, of complex issues, and of what makes groups tick. But self-awareness, which is crucial in this profession, is sometimes elusive. Larry Dressler challenges us to look deeply at who we are and how we can best use ourselves in our work." -Mary Margaret Golten, Partner, CDR Associates "The more complex the challenges, the more likely the solutions involve passing through the flames of change. Offering compelling wisdom from the inside out, Standing in the Fire equips you to support groups in making it through. Step in with both feet!" -Peggy Holman, coauthor and coeditor, The Change Handbook "Larry Dressler has done a remarkable job of unpacking what it takes to walk thoughtfully, deliberately, and effectively through even the most challenging leadership moments." -Terry Kellogg, Chief Executive Director, 1% for the Planet "One's being has as much impact as one's doing and Larry shares stories and insights that deepen one's capacity to be and do with integrity and intention." -Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, President and founder, AmericaSpeaks "No matter what our job titles are, Larry Dressler teaches us how the toughest work 'out there' is always an opportunity to do the work 'in here'." -Jennifer Orgolini, Sustainability Director, New Belgium Brewing "Standing in the Fire argues that change requires not only the right tools wielded by skilled hands but more importantly the knowing heart of a facilitator to foster true transformation in people and institutions." -Paul Michalec, Program Chair, Curriculum and Instruction, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver "Larry touches the heart of the matter for those of us who are called to do the work of opening and holding space for learning and transformation. To be ourselves in the fire takes an inner strength that does not come for free. Larry's invitation to pra…mehr