Why Communication Isn't Enough and What We Can Do About It, FasteBook - 2012
For years Peter Nixon worked with people from all walks of life,teaching them the art of negotiation. But it soon became apparentthat the issue was not negotiation itself, but dialogue betweenparties. We have become experts at sending information--viaemail, text message, Internet, TV, and other forms of media,communicating, but not engaging, in an active dialogue defined bycollaborative thinking.
In Dialogue Gap , Nixon explores this growing disconnectand its significance in an increasingly globalized world where theability to engage with others--in order to address issues likeclimate change, cultural differences, etc.--has becomeessential.Helps the reader differentiate communication and dialogue Explores the make-up and causes of the "Dialogue Gap" and whatconstitutes "good" dialogue (the right people talking about theright issues in the right way at the right time and in the rightplace) Identifies the most common reasons people don't dialogueeffectively and provides helpful tips on how to engage in moreeffective, productive dialogues
Effective dialogue is essential for general success, ensuringthat all key stakeholders--in business, politics, orelsewhere--get what they want in the most efficient andproductive way possible. Looking at successful and failed dialoguesthe author has experienced first-hand in Asia, Europe, NorthAmerica, the Caribbean, and the Middle East in both the public andprivate sector from across industries, Dialogue Gap providesessential information for making the most of your interactions withothers.